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Fourth of July activities scheduled

Port Angeles Fourth of July activities include a fireworks show, community parade and community photo.

• Festivities begin at 3 p.m. with crafts, food booths a large inflatable game section for children and entertainment at the city pier. Music includes Acoustic News from 3-4:30 p.m.; BBR's bluegrass from 4:30-6 p.m.; the Cruzin Blazers' rock and roll with a blues theme at 7 p.m.; and Fat Chance's rock and roll from 8:30-10 p.m.

• A community parade begins at 6 p.m. at the county courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., goes down Lincoln Street and continues on First Street, ending at Valley Street. Announcers will be at Veterans Park on Lincoln; at the fountain at Laurel and First streets and at Oak and First streets. Parade applications are at Kitsap Bank or in the events section of the Chamber of Commerce Web site, www.portangeles.org.

• A community photo will be taken immediately after the parade at the bus lane section of the Gateway Plaza.

Prints will be available as a fundraiser for The Arthur Feiro Marine Life Center and the Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce. An 11-inch by 17-inch color photo can be ordered for $20, payable to the Port Angeles Chamber.

• The fireworks show will be shot from the base of Francis Street beginning at about 10 p.m.

Visit www.portangeles.org, click on events and go to July 4 for more information.



Senior menu

Here are the Sequim Senior Nutrition Site menus, served at 4:30 p.m. at Suncrest Village Retirement Apartments, 251 S. Fifth Ave. Suggested donation $3. Menus are subject to change.

Wednesday June 24 - Green salad, roast beef, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, chocolate cream pie

Thursday June 25 - Cook's choice

Friday June 26 - Spinach salad, chili-topped baked potato, steamed zucchini, pineapple upside down cake

Monday June 29 - Green salad, meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, mandarin oranges

Tuesday June 30 - Fresh fruit cup, tuna noodle casserole, California-mix vegetables, apple crisp.



STOP grant considered

A public meeting to consider the Clallam County Sheriff's Office STOP* grant renewal application will be held at 2 p.m. July 7 in the commissioners meeting room at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles.

The grant provides funds to law enforcement, prosecution and victim services to encourage collaboration and teamwork at the local level, working toward the goal of eliminating violence against women and a coordinated community response to sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking crimes.

*STOP stands for Services-Training-Officers-Prosecutors.

Written comments may be sent to Sgt. Monty Martin, Clallam County Sheriff's Office, 223 E. Fourth St., Suite 12, Port Angeles, WA 98362 or mmartin@co.clallam.wa.us.

Call 417-2471.



State receives Homeland funding

Washington state will receive more than $30 million in federal Homeland Security Grant funding.

The money will help pay for emergency equipment, strengthen border security, improve emergency coordination efforts and prepare for a regional catastrophe.



ID that tree

The Arbor Day Foundation offers an easy-to-use tree identification booklet that helps people identify trees in a simple, step-by-step process.

To obtain a full-color tree identification guide, send your name and address and $5 for each guide to "What Tree is That?" Arbor Day Foundation, Nebraska City, NE 68410, or order at www.arborday.org.



Music festival begins

Olympic Music Festival begins its 26th year of "Concerts in the Barn" at 2 p.m. June 27-28 and concludes the season on Sept. 6.

Chamber music concerts are held in a converted early 1900s dairy barn in Quilcene. Dress is casual for performers and audience. Seating is in the barn on padded church pews or hay bales or outside on the lawn. Picnicking is encouraged. No pets are allowed on the property.

Founder and resident violinist Alan Iglitzin has planned programs from Bach to Shostakovich.

Call 360-732-4800 or see www.olympicmusicfestival.org for more information.



Click it or ticket

Between May 21 and June 7, additional law enforcement patrols canvassed Clallam County roadways at nighttime looking for unbuckled motorists.

During the patrols in Clallam County, 83 seatbelt citations were written, as well as one DUI, 21 speeding, three child passenger safety infractions, six misdemeanor and one felony warrant arrest were made, and 15 uninsured and four motorists with a suspended or revoked license were stopped and cited.

Statewide, during the patrols, law enforcement officers and the Washington State Patrol wrote 5,413 citations, including 3,362 seatbelt violations.

Patrols will continue through the summer.

Motorists need to "Click it" or they will get a ticket.

Studies show that a person wearing a seatbelt has a 70-percent better chance of surviving a crash than a non-belted person.

Law enforcement from Clallam County and about 70 other police and sheriff agencies, as well as the State Patrol, worked the extra patrols, funded by a grant from the Washington Traffic Safety Commission.

Visit www.wtsc.wa.gov.



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