Community news in brief

Contributor Bob Lampert spots these spring boaters at the Water Reuse Demonstration Site near Carrie Blake Park on April 28. - Photo by Bob Lampert
Contributor Bob Lampert spots these spring boaters at the Water Reuse Demonstration Site near Carrie Blake Park on April 28.
— image credit: Photo by Bob Lampert

Council seeks applicants for parks board

The Sequim City Council is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on the Park & Recreation Advisory Board. This voluntary board meets once per month and advises the city council on issues involving city parks. The term for this position expires June 30, 2016. This position is open to anyone residing in the Clallam County boundaries of the Sequim School District.

Applications are available at the city office, 226 N. Sequim Ave., or online at This position is open until filled.

Purser re-elected

Energy Northwest’s board of directors re-elected Will Purser on April 24 to serve a four-year term on the public power agency’s 11-member executive board. His new term begins June 17.

Purser has served as Clallam County Public Utility District 1 commissioner since April 2001. He was appointed to the Energy Northwest Board of Directors in April 2008 and elected to the executive board in June 2010.

Rep. Kilmer coming to peninsula

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer visits the Port Angeles Senior Center from 1-3 p.m. on Friday, May 2, for an open public forum. The center is at 328 E. Seventh St., Port Angeles.

Checkpoints meets

The Next Stop The Checkpoints meeting is from 2-3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 3, at the Museum at the Carnegie, 207 S. Lincoln St. in Port Angeles. The group will discuss the Clallam County Charter Review Commission elections and brainstorm ideas to improve Clallam County’s constitution.

Fire district seeking vendors for equipment

Clallam County Fire Protection District 3 has an established vendor list for the firefighting and electronics equipment and a small works roster for buildings and grounds. The district is soliciting names for these lists. Respond in writing to Clallam County Fire Protection District 3, 323 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim, WA 98382 or call 683-4242.

Get garden ‘therapy’

The Sequim Prairie Garden Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 5, at Pioneer Memorial Park, 387 E. Washington St. Marty Tipton will present “Garden Therapy” first followed by lunch and the business meeting. Bring flowers, wet foam blocks, greenery and baskets or floral containers.

Download e-books

Book a 15-minute appointment for one-on-one help downloading library e-books or audio books to your phone, tablet or other handheld device at the Sequim Library, 630 N. Sequim Ave., from 1:30-3 p.m. Wednesday, May 7. Free, but reservations required. Phone 683-1161 or visit

Broom Busters to hit Scotch broom

Broom Busters II meets every Wednesday in May from 9 a.m.-noon beginning May 7. The group’s goal is to take out Scotch broom, the invasive noxious weed, along the Olympic Discovery Trail.

The cleanup begins at Whitefeather Way and continues heading westward to Morse Creek. Broom Busting II is being done in conjunction with the River Center Rally fundraiser to help support the Dungeness River Audubon Center’s educational programs and maintain Railroad Bridge Park Donations of dollars and time are needed.

Call 417-2442 for more information, or see

SMUG meeting set

The Strait Macintosh User Group meeting will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, at the Port Angeles Library, 2210 S. Peabody St. The presenter is Kenia Taylor, part of the Olympic Peninsula Adobe User Group, as well as a graphic designer for Avant Marketing Graphics. She will be presenting on Adobe Creative Cloud.

For more information, contact Craig Gottschalk at 360-775-1250 or

PBH hosts comedian for May 9 fundrasier

Peninsula Behavior Health’s 2014 fundraiser, set for Friday, May 9, is highlighted by veteran comedian Elayne Boosler.

Social hour starts at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Reservations are available for $85 online at, by calling 457-0431 or in person at 118 Eighth St., Port Angeles.

Advertising and sponsorship opportunities are also available.

PBH’s campaign benefits the new Clallam County Respite Center, set to open this summer.

Free film on tap

The film “Inequality for All,” a documentary by former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich’s as he looks to raise awareness of the country’s widening economic gap, is shown at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 4, at the Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 73 Howe Road, Agnew.

Reich reviews history to make his case that a strong middle class is the bulwark upon which a thriving upper class must balance.

For more information, call 417-2665 or see

‘Souls’ author speaks

Craig Rennebohm, co-author of “Souls in the Hands of a Tender God” and founder of Seattle’s Mental Health Chaplaincy, is the featured speaker for the National Alliance on Mental Illness of Clallam County on May 15.

He will address “Supportive Recovery,” how to share the journey from illness to recovery for loved ones in crisis, at Sequim Community Church, 950 N. Fifth Ave. beginning at 7 p.m. Admission is free and the public is encouraged to attend. For more information, call 452-5244.

Mexican potluck

Deaf Coffeehouse will host a Mexican potluck at noon, Saturday, May 10, at 960 N. Fifth Ave. and Cape Hope Way, Sequim. Sign up for what to bring. There will be no coffeehouse on June 14.

Help with Sequim’s   all-school reunion

As noted in the newest edition of The Ditchwalker, the quarterly for Sequim schools alumni and longtime area residents, Kevin Kennedy (Sequim High School Class of 1975) is organizing the next All-School Reunion, tentatively scheduled for Aug. 15-16, 2015.

Those who want to participate may contact Kennedy at 775-1688 or

First Step receives community grant

First Step Family Support Center has been awarded a Community Grant from the March of Dimes Washington State Chapter in the amount of $16,800 to fund the program Safe Beds for Healthy Babies.

Safe Beds for Healthy Babies, a safe sleep initiative to help prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), provides education and materials to promote room sharing vs. bed sharing.

This year, 160 families will receive a portable crib, crib sheet, book and educational materials.

Sequim 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 1: Applesauce, stuffed pork chop, mashed potatoes w/gravy, green beans, cherry cobbler

Friday, May 2: Salad, beef pot pie, dinner roll, vegetable, dessert

Monday, May 5: Soup, salad, sandwich, dessert from Sinclair Place

Tuesday, May 6: Sliced tomatoes, Salisbury steak w/mushroom sauce, mashed potatoes, broccoli, peach crisp

Wednesday, May 7: Tomato Florentine, green salad w/hard boiled egg, grilled cheese sandwich, grapes, strawberry ice cream


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