NEWS BRIEFS: Wreath sale orders sought … and other items

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Garden Club is taking orders for its annual wreath sale.

Undecorated wreaths are available this year for $20; wreaths with a bow are $25.

This is the garden club’s major fundraiser, which supports local high school and community college scholarships and contributions to community organizations

Customers designate their preference of bow color and type of wreath: traditional, whimsy, country, glitzy, Seahawks or a special wreath request.

Sample pictures of the wreaths can be viewed at (select “Fundraisers”).

This year, wreaths will be decorated and delivered the week following Thanksgiving.

To order, contact Beverly Dawson at 360-582-0803 or, or Shari Bley at 415-823-5374 or

Felt board workshops

Felt board workshops will take place at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St., and again at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at the Forks Library, 171 S. Forks Ave.

Participants will take home a simple felt board they have made, some patterns and ideas about how to use the board to tell stories or work with a child.

This program is geared toward adults. All materials will be provided.

Limited seats are available, and registration is required. To register online, visit or send an email to

This program is supported by the Port Angeles Friends of the Library and the Friends of the Forks Library.

Newcomers’ lunch

PORT ANGELES — The Newcomers’ Club will hold its December luncheon in the Red Lion Hotel’s second-floor ballroom, 221 N. Lincoln St., on Tuesday, Dec. 6.

Socializing begins at 11:30 a.m., followed by a buffet luncheon and program.

The lunch will consist of pork loin roast with applesauce, mashed potatoes, roasted seasonal vegetable medley and winter green salad with assorted dressings. Dessert will be New York cheesecake with strawberry drizzle.

Wine and soft drink orders will be taken at each table.

The price for this month’s luncheon is $22 (tax and gratuity included), or the program-only fee is $5 and includes coffee and tea.

Instead of the usual speaker, attendees will be entertained by the Port Angeles High School’s select choir, which has performed under the banner of Vocal Unlimited since the mid-1970s.

RSVP by noon Friday, Dec. 2, at, or email or phone 630-992-5613.

New Realtor joining PA brokerage

PORT ANGELES — Realtor Victorya Rivera has joined the real estate brokerage of Town & Country.

“We are very excited to have Victorya join our company,” said Eric Hegge, designated broker, in a news release.

“She’s forward-thinking, hardworking, with an eye on the future of real estate marketing and technology.”

For more information, visit or phone Rivera at 360-477-3184.

Town & Country is located at 1205 E. Front St.

Students honored

PORT ANGELES — Twenty-eight Stevens Middle School students were selected as Students of the Month for September and were honored at a recent luncheon at the North Olympic Peninsula Skills Center prepared by the center’s culinary arts students.

The seventh- and eighth-grade students were recognized by their teachers for showing a positive attitude at school.

The following students were honored: Kennedy Bruch, Eve Burke, Carlos Chavez, Yun Chong, Izaac Coppage, Anna Daly, Lindsey Groff, Damon Gunderson, Kathryn Guttormsen, McKenzie Johnson, Lynsey Light, Emiliano Maldonado, Damian McDougal, Sophia Murray, Sophia Orth, Gunnar Peterson, Madison Peterson, Hank Rygaard, Nathan Seelye, Henry Shaw, Zoe Thompson, Maizie Tucker, Celeste Tucker, Adam Weller, Bryce Williams, Madelynn Wray, Olivia Wray and Corey Young.

For more information phone Tina Smith-O’Hara at 360-565-3703 or email

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