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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

 

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
Sequim City Councilors voted on Monday to close a portion of Washington Street for the Fourth of July this year to promote business downtown similar to the Sequim Irrigation Festival’s Family Fun Day, seen here in 2018. What the closure will entail is to be determined, City of Sequim staff said. Sequim Gazette file photo by Michael Dashiell

City loosens sign code, creates open space initiative for local businesses

Councilors agree to close portion of Washington Street on Fourth of July

Sequim City Councilors voted on Monday to close a portion of Washington Street for the Fourth of July this year to promote business downtown similar to the Sequim Irrigation Festival’s Family Fun Day, seen here in 2018. What the closure will entail is to be determined, City of Sequim staff said. Sequim Gazette file photo by Michael Dashiell
S. Beckett Thomas, 5, holds a “Don’t shoot” sign with mom Courtney Thomas looking on. Courtney organized the protest, saying, “I’m scared for the world, for my son. This (protest) is the least I can do.” Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Demonstrators hold three days of peaceful protests for Black Lives Matter

Another protest planned downtown for Friday

S. Beckett Thomas, 5, holds a “Don’t shoot” sign with mom Courtney Thomas looking on. Courtney organized the protest, saying, “I’m scared for the world, for my son. This (protest) is the least I can do.” Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

UPDATED: City councilors postpone public race, police brutality discussion

Petition asks councilors to denounce systemic racism

John Graham and Becky Northaven, owners of Sequim Radio Shack, received one of the City of Sequim’s COVID-19 Small Business Rapid Relief Program grants. With the grant, the couple said they plan to increase their inventory, advertise on the radio and keep enough on hand for an extra utility payment. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

City, chamber begin business grant dispersal

Twenty-five chosen so far with 10 more to come on Friday

John Graham and Becky Northaven, owners of Sequim Radio Shack, received one of the City of Sequim’s COVID-19 Small Business Rapid Relief Program grants. With the grant, the couple said they plan to increase their inventory, advertise on the radio and keep enough on hand for an extra utility payment. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash