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Shari Roland of Tacoma looks at some soaps during a visit to Lavender Connection’s gift shop. Lavender farms must require visitors and staff to wear masks inside buildings and recommend them in lavender fields, Clallam County health officials say. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

A Lavender Weekend like none before

Farms host visitors with state restrictions in place

 

Joshua Chrisman, pictured with his girlfriend Ana Hail, finished medical school in May and started his residency in Internal Medicine and Anesthesiology this month. Photo courtesy of Al Chrisman

Chrisman finishes medical school, begins residency

Joshua Chrisman, a 2002 Sequim High School graduate, recently finished medical school at Dell Medical School at the University of Texas in Austin. Chrisman, 36,… Continue reading

 

John Johnson, on left, with his wife Susie and crew chief Dave Richardson, and dog Kona, stand next to John’s T-6 Texan that he and Richardson will travel with on an aircraft to Hawaii and fly to commemorate the end of World War II 75 years ago. Photo courtesy of Kaye Gagnon

Diamond Point pilots to fly for 75th anniversary of WWII’s end

Trip takes them, T6 Texan on naval aircraft to Hawaii

 

In June, Susan Bermel presented three quilts from the Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Club to family members at their new new home courtesy of Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County. Bermel made the quilts as part of their Community Quilt program with Ilse Osier and Julie Malone. Photo courtesy of Susan Bermel

Lavender Weekend’s extracurriculars canceled this year

Art shows, live music not allowed under guidelines

In June, Susan Bermel presented three quilts from the Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Club to family members at their new new home courtesy of Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County. Bermel made the quilts as part of their Community Quilt program with Ilse Osier and Julie Malone. Photo courtesy of Susan Bermel

Carlsborg manufactured home goes to hearing examiner again

Kitsap judge reverses, remands some of application

Bailey Bryan, a former Sequim resident, released her newest track “play w/ me” in late June. She’s also performing the song and other new music live via major venues’ Instagram pages throughout the month. Photo courtesy of 300 Entertainment

Former Sequim resident Bailey Bryan goes on Instagram virtual tour

New “play w/ me” single out now

Bailey Bryan, a former Sequim resident, released her newest track “play w/ me” in late June. She’s also performing the song and other new music live via major venues’ Instagram pages throughout the month. Photo courtesy of 300 Entertainment

Lavender farms welcome public safely

Visitors respectful of regulations, farmers say

Lien Trinh, owner of DentureCare Inc., prepares some dentures for patients at her West Spruce Street business. She’s one of many Sequim businesses slated to receive a business grant from the City of Sequim to help during the pandemic. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

City extends COVID-19 business grants another $60K

Recipients share what support means

Lien Trinh, owner of DentureCare Inc., prepares some dentures for patients at her West Spruce Street business. She’s one of many Sequim businesses slated to receive a business grant from the City of Sequim to help during the pandemic. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Clallam’s childcare crunch: Community leaders explore options

Expanding locations, training some of the options discussed

A new playground at the Sequim Boys & Girls Club tentatively finishes this summer as club leaders continue to seek funds for the play structures, a basketball court, turf and more. Plans for a playground date back at least to 2001, club supporters say. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Sequim Boys Girls Club to add its first playground

Leaders hope for summer finish, seek final funds

A new playground at the Sequim Boys & Girls Club tentatively finishes this summer as club leaders continue to seek funds for the play structures, a basketball court, turf and more. Plans for a playground date back at least to 2001, club supporters say. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash
On June 20, JoNell Hill, far left, and Ashley Rosales, far right, presented $100 each on behalf of Stephen and Kim Rosales to recent Sequim High School graduates, from second left, Caden Habner, Kimberly Perez, Abbee Jagger, Gabby Happe, and Brianna Cowan for spending Saturday mornings at the Sequim Food Bank as volunteers. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Sequim High grads honored for food bank service

As a “thank you” for their service at the Sequim Food Bank and to celebrate graduating from high school the night before, five Sequim High… Continue reading

On June 20, JoNell Hill, far left, and Ashley Rosales, far right, presented $100 each on behalf of Stephen and Kim Rosales to recent Sequim High School graduates, from second left, Caden Habner, Kimberly Perez, Abbee Jagger, Gabby Happe, and Brianna Cowan for spending Saturday mornings at the Sequim Food Bank as volunteers. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash
An illuminated drone show on July 4, 2021, remains a possibility but Sequim city councilors likely would need to pay for it with general funds. City staff are also exploring other celebration ideas for next year, too. Photo by Barbara Hanna/City of Sequim

Drone show remains possibility for Independence Day 2021

Sequim city councilors ask staff to explore funding, fireworks options

An illuminated drone show on July 4, 2021, remains a possibility but Sequim city councilors likely would need to pay for it with general funds. City staff are also exploring other celebration ideas for next year, too. Photo by Barbara Hanna/City of Sequim
On June 20, the Hannam family sat outside their downtown Sequim home waving to cars in honor of Nora’s third birthday, See story on Page 3. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Honk for a happy birthday: 3-year-old holds honk and wave party

With help from family, friends and complete strangers, Wynn Hannam helped her 3-year-old Nora celebrate her birthday in the age of COVID-19. Wynn asked the… Continue reading

On June 20, the Hannam family sat outside their downtown Sequim home waving to cars in honor of Nora’s third birthday, See story on Page 3. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

No court decision on MAT application injunction

Judge Basden doesn’t give timeline

Updated: Council approves resolution condemning racism

City staff to facilitate community discussions

In March, Nicole Clark, left, and Vicki Lowe, right, along with Shenna Younger asked Sequim City Council to draft a resolution against systemic racism after seeing Facebook posts on the Save Our Sequim Facebook page. Page organizers deleted and denounced the comments, they said. Now Younger seeks a resolution from the city council to denounce racism, discrimination and hate speech. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

City councilors to discuss race, police brutality resolution

Council originally opted to wait on talks

In March, Nicole Clark, left, and Vicki Lowe, right, along with Shenna Younger asked Sequim City Council to draft a resolution against systemic racism after seeing Facebook posts on the Save Our Sequim Facebook page. Page organizers deleted and denounced the comments, they said. Now Younger seeks a resolution from the city council to denounce racism, discrimination and hate speech. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash
Real estate broker Karen Willcutt with Town & Country, on left, holds Zeke, a husky puppy, as she donates $1,000 from recent home sales to the Welfare for Animals Guild president Barbara Brabant and ranch manager Mel Marshall, holding Zuri the husky puppy. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Milestone: Town & Country broker gives to WAG

With a goal to give back this year, real estate broker Karen Willcutt with Town & Country Real Estate made her first donations of 2020… Continue reading

Real estate broker Karen Willcutt with Town & Country, on left, holds Zeke, a husky puppy, as she donates $1,000 from recent home sales to the Welfare for Animals Guild president Barbara Brabant and ranch manager Mel Marshall, holding Zuri the husky puppy. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

No date set for MAT’s hearing examiner review

Injunction hearing in Clallam Superior Court set for June 19

Olympic Peninsula Academy celebrated its high school graduates on June 12 with, from left, Lily Engeset, Emily Nielsen, Hope Glasser, Gianna Halo, Samantha White, and Silas Thomas participating in a special outdoor ceremony at the Sequim School District stadium’s parking lot. Sequim Gazette photos by Matthew Nash

OPA hosts outside graduation ceremony

Six honored for Class of 2020

Olympic Peninsula Academy celebrated its high school graduates on June 12 with, from left, Lily Engeset, Emily Nielsen, Hope Glasser, Gianna Halo, Samantha White, and Silas Thomas participating in a special outdoor ceremony at the Sequim School District stadium’s parking lot. Sequim Gazette photos by Matthew Nash
Volunteers Nancy Elwert and Bruce Leigh with Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) ready to place food boxes in a trunk on June 10 at Sequim High School. Free food boxes are available through the USDA from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 19. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Volunteers distribute weekly food boxes on Wednesdays

Effort continues through Aug. 19 at Middle School

Volunteers Nancy Elwert and Bruce Leigh with Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) ready to place food boxes in a trunk on June 10 at Sequim High School. Free food boxes are available through the USDA from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 19. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash