NEWS BRIEFS: Photographer having kids art contest … and other items

PORT ANGELES — Local photographer Roger Mosley is conducting a contest through the Revitalize Port Angeles Facebook page to honor the recent fence art display created by Franklin Elementary students.

The display is on the fence across from Kokopelli Grill and it has gotten a great deal of positive feedback from community members and city staff as a way to enhance an unattractive fence at the entrance to downtown.

The contest is simple.

The fish with the greatest number of likes will win and the winning artist will be presented with a signed photograph of their fish by Roger Mosley.

There are a total of 37 fish which were created by a multi-aged group from Franklin Elementary during their community service MAC program.

Voting on the art will continue through Jan. 1.

People can visit the Revitalize Port Angeles Facebook page to view and vote on the fish.

Teddy Bear Hike

PORT TOWNSEND — The annual Teddy Bear Hike will take place Sunday at 10 a.m. at Larry Scott Trail from the Cape George parking lot.

This event is open to the public and free.

This year will mark the 14th year for the Teddy Bear Hike in Port Townsend.

Bring your teddy bear, lunch and snacks.

To get to the Cape George parking lot, travel south from Port Townsend on state Route 20, turn right to DiscoveryRoad at Mill Road, south on Discovery Road, turn right on Cape George Road and then turn left into the parking lot at Larry Scott trail sign.

Contact Fred Weinmann at 360-379-0986 or for further information.

Tree recycling

PORT ANGELES — Boy Scout Troop 1498 is providing post Christmas pick-up service on Saturday, Jan. 7 for recycling trees in the Port Angeles and Sequim region.

Suggested donations are $15.

Phone Sue at 360-775-8074 to schedule this service.

Old memories

PORT ANGELES — This month’s Strait Macintosh User Group’s free presentation will outline the process of videotape and film transfer to digital formats Wednesday, Jan. 4 at Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., at 7 a.m.

Tim Pinson will present the outline.

The limited lifespan of film and videotape makes it necessary to transfer the content stored on them to a modern digital format for preservation and future enjoyment.

Anyone with a closet or attic full of memories will benefit from the presentation.

Refreshments will be served.

Alder Wood Bistro closed for January

SEQUIM — The Alder Wood Bistro, 139 W. Alder St., Sequim, is closed for the month of January due to cleaning and employee vacations.

The bistro will reopen Thursday, Feb. 9 with new winter menus and will return to its regular hours Thursday, Friday and Saturday serving lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and dinner from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The bistro will be open for Valentine’s day on Tuesday, Feb. 14 with a special menu.

Menus and information can be found at, by email newsletter or by phone, 360-683-4321.

Over $1,000 collected for Boys & Girls

PORT ANGELES — As part of its celebration of 125 years serving the people of Port Angeles, Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church sponsored a coin drive and Christmas giving tree for the Boys & Girls Club.

More than $1,000 in coins (125 pounds of coins was the anniversary target to be collected) and gifts of winter clothing, hats, socks, hygiene and school supplies were collected by the people of the church and delivered to the neighboring club.

“It was a delight to collect and donate warmth and comfort to children we do not necessarily know but nonetheless love during this Advent season and throughout the year,” Pastor Gail Wheatley said.

“It is a joy to give from our abundance.”

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