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Six Sequim School District bus drivers stand by the newest additions to the fleet. Drivers include, from left, Burton Karapostoles, Mike Williams, Tom Kelly, Frank Shimek, Diana Graham and Heather McCarter. Director of Transportation Jeff Gossage and his crew said they are working to get the buses ready for students to ride. Staffers are making adjustments to the vehicles, including installation of radios. Voters approved a one-time, $1.6 million Transportation Vehicle Fund Levy in 2013 that helps Sequim school officials purchase more than 30 buses in the next 13 years. The levy sets the district’s entire fleet on a state depreciation schedule and helps the district pay for newer buses in the future. School district staff is preparing videos of the buses and will post them soon, officials said.  - Photo by Patsene Dashiell
Six Sequim School District bus drivers stand by the newest additions to the fleet. Drivers include, from left, Burton Karapostoles, Mike Williams, Tom Kelly, Frank Shimek, Diana Graham and Heather McCarter. Director of Transportation Jeff Gossage and his crew said they are working to get the buses ready for students to ride. Staffers are making adjustments to the vehicles, including installation of radios. Voters approved a one-time, $1.6 million Transportation Vehicle Fund Levy in 2013 that helps Sequim school officials purchase more than 30 buses in the next 13 years. The levy sets the district’s entire fleet on a state depreciation schedule and helps the district pay for newer buses in the future. School district staff is preparing videos of the buses and will post them soon, officials said.
— image credit: Photo by Patsene Dashiell

Get Garden Tour tickets

This year’s Master Gardener Garden Tour is set for 10 a.m.-4 p.m, Saturday, June 28. Tickets are available at the following sites: Sequim: Over the Fence, The Red Rooster Grocery, Sunny Farms, Nash’s Organic Produce, Peninsula Nursery and Vision Nursery; Port Angeles: Gross’, Airport Nursery, Green House Nursery, Port Book and News, Country Aire and Extension Office; Port Townsend: Henery’s or online at gardentour.brownpapertickets.com.

Seven gardens in the Port Angeles area have been chosen for this year’s tour.

Lions donate to Oso

The Sequim Valley Lions Club would like to thank the citizens of Sequim for supporting Lions Club fundraisers. Because of your generosity, the club has been able to raise $1,000 which will be sent to aid the mudslide victims in Oso. Join club members in the beer garden and the club’s annual Crab Feed in Pioneer Park on June 28.

Newcomers luncheon

Want to meet new friends? Join the Newcomers Club of the Olympic Peninsula on June 3 for brunch at Joshua’s, 113 Del Guzzi Drive in Port Angeles. Socializing begins at 10 a.m.

The Newcomers Club is open to all residents of the Olympic Peninsula. Don Perry, the dean of underground Port Angeles, will tell stories about the roaring town in the early 1900s, when Port Angeles was 15 feet lower and a lot racier. RSVP by noon May 30.

Clean-up volunteers sought

The City of Sequim is hosting a volunteer work party from 1-3 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, at the Terrace Gardens at the Water Reuse Demonstration Site just north of Carrie Blake Park.  Volunteers should bring gloves, a hat, weeding tools, knee protection, a bucket for weeds, and drinking water. Wheelbarrows will be on site. People interested in volunteering should meet shortly before 1 p.m. at the Water Reuse Demonstration Site Interpretive Center. The parking lot is accessible from Blake Avenue.

Contact volunteer coordinator Pam Leonard-Ray at 582-2447 with questions.

ONP seeks plan comments

Olympic National Park is seeking public input on proposed improvements to facilities at Log Cabin Resort, a concession-operated resort at Lake Crescent. Planned improvements include construction of accessible restrooms and pathways and replacement of eight guest cabins and a manager’s residence for the resort. Paving of access roadways and parking areas within the resort also is planned.

The public is invited to comment on the proposal during an initial scoping period to help define the issues and concerns to be addressed in an environmental assessment to be released later this year. The assessment is slated for release and public review this fall.

For more information about this project, visit the National Park Service’s Planning Environment and Public Comment website at parkplanning.nps.gov or call the park at 565-3004. Public comments should be submitted by June 9.

Shelter Providers to meet

Drug Court coordinator Stormy Howell will be the featured speaker at the May 28 meeting of the Shelter Providers Network of Clallam County, at 9 a.m. Wednesday in Holy Trinity Lutheran Church’s downstairs fellowship hall, 301 Lopez Ave., Port Angeles.

The agenda also includes reports from the statewide conference and on services, housing and funding issues related to homelessness and affordable housing.

Shelter Providers meetings are open to everyone who is interested in ending homelessness.

For more information, call Network coordinator Martha Ireland at 452-4737 or e-mail shelterprovidersnetwork@gmail.com.

Clallam Streamkeepers seeking volunteers

Streamkeepers, Clallam County’s volunteer stream monitoring program, is seeking new volunteers to help collect stream health data, perform data entry and analysis, and conduct education and outreach.

The group has a particular need for help with data entry and checking. New volunteers work with current volunteers; no prior experience needed.

The free annual training is from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, at the county courthouse; two field-training days will follow, scheduled at trainees’ convenience.

To register, call 417-2281, or e-mail streamkeepers@co.clallam.wa.us.

Streamkeepers’ website is at www.clallam.net/sk.

Guild sponsors bunco

The Sequim Guild Seattle Children’s Hospital will sponsor bunco at noon, Friday, May 30, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

The event includes a buffet luncheon and an afternoon of fun playing bunco.

Silent auction items and great door prizes are available for $12.

All proceeds go for uncompensated care at Seattle Children’s Hospital.

Nordic group meets

Thea Foss #45, Daughters of Norway, meets at 1 p.m.  Sunday, June 8, at the Tri-Area Community Center, 10 West Valley Road, Chimacum. The program features current news of the Nordic nations. The public is invited. For details phone 360-379-1802.

Senior Nutrition Menu set

Sequim Senior Nutrition Site menus are served at 4:30 p.m. at Suncrest Village Retirement Apartments, 251 S. Fifth Ave. Suggested donation is $5 (60 and over), $8 guest, and a 24-hour advance reservation is needed.

RSVP to 683-8491. Menus are subject to change.

Thursday, May 29: Beet salad, corn beef/Swiss cheese sandwich, roasted potatoes, pears

Friday, May 30: Salad, turkey tetrazzini, vegetable, dessert

Monday, June 2: Soup, salad, sandwich, dessert from Sinclair Place

Tuesday, June 3: Spinach salad w/cottage cheese, clam chowder, garlic bread, zucchini cake

Wednesday, June 4: Broccoli salad, chicken fried steak, whipped potatoes, cut corn, chocolate pudding

 

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