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Bridge closed today

With holiday travel ramping up next week, test openings on the Hood Canal bridge temporarily are ramping down.

Only one daytime ballast opening is scheduled between now and after Christmas: a 40-minute opening that begins at 9 a.m. today, Wednesday, Dec. 23.

Nighttime work also is canceled through Christmas week. This work - which requires 90-minute bridge closures from 10 p.m.-4 a.m. - is scheduled to resume Monday, Dec. 28.

Bridge openings for marine vessels still will occur as needed. Drivers should plan ahead and anticipate heavy holiday traffic going to and from the Olympic Peninsula.

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. Call 683-8491.

Wednesday Dec. 23 - Coleslaw, fish and chips, broccoli, sherbet

Thursday Dec. 24 - Closed

Friday Dec. 25 - Closed

Monday Dec. 28 - Mushroom barley soup, Polish sausage, braised red cabbage, corn, carrot cake

Tuesday Dec. 29 - Fruited slaw, chicken strips, roasted kohlrabi, creamed spinach, gelatin

Gallery announces winter hours

Waterfront Art Gallery, a locally owned and operated artists' cooperative at 120 W. First St., Port Angeles, will observe winter hours beginning Jan. 1.

The gallery will be open noon-4 p.m. Monday and Wednesday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. For an appointment outside of normal business hours, call 452-5403.

Historical Society

closes for holiday

Clallam County Historical Society and the Museum at the Carnegie will be closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.

The museum and the society will be open for business as usual during the rest of the holiday season.

Call 452-2662.

St. Luke's holds

Christmas services

Christmas services will be held at 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 24, and 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 25, at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim.

A children's service will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 24.

A Christmas Eve service will be held at

7 p.m., followed by a midnight Mass at 11 p.m.

A Christmas Day service will be held at

10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 25. Call 683-4862.

P.A. warming station

for homeless persons

Homeless persons can escape the cold at a warming station at the St. Vincent de Paul store, 112 E. Eighth St., Port Angeles.

It will be open from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday until a Serenity House hygiene center on First Street is completed or until March 1, whichever comes first.

It will close Dec. 24-27 and Jan. 1 but will be open on Sundays and holidays in subfreezing or stormy weather and times of severe windchill.

Visitors to the warming station can get coffee and snacks and warm up in a special seating area that offers books and a TV/VCR.

Serenity House's Street Outreach Center, 520 E. First St., Port Angeles, is open overnight from 7:30 p.m.-7:30 a.m. seven days a week.

Sequim Duplicate

Bridge Club

_ Friday Dec. 11 game

N/S: 1. Arlene Nunnally-Tom Loveday; 2. Carol Keller-Wilma Lambert; 3. Ted Rogers-Marlis Panchyshyn; 4. Diane Cuoio-Mike Cuoio.

E/W: 1. Vern Nunnally-Jim Wiitala; 2. Ted Miller-Larry Phelps; 3. Mary Norwood-Bob Wilkinson; 4. Marge Knee-Julie Gray.

_ Monday Dec. 14 game

N/S: 1. Frank Brown-Jim Wiitala; 2. Jim Tilzey-Arlene Nunnally; 3. Carol Keller-Vern Nunnally; 4. Wilma Lambert-Paula Cramer.

E/W: 1. Mona VanDyke-Ted Rogers; 2. Gerry Paul-Barbara Spoerri; 3. Ted Miller-Larry Phelps; 4. Diane Cuoio-Mike Cuoio.

For more information on the Sequim Duplicate Bridge Club, call Krys Gordon, club manager, at 681-4308.

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