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Cherie Kidd, Ms. Senior USA 2019-2020, left, and Captain-Crystal Stout, Ms. Senior Washington USA, film a promotional video from Stout’s Dream Catcher balloon for the Ms. Senior USA pageant in October. This was Kidd’s first time in a balloon on Sept. 9, and next month will be Stout’s first time competing in a pageant. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash
Cherie Kidd, Ms. Senior USA 2019-2020, left, and Captain-Crystal Stout, Ms. Senior Washington USA, film a promotional video from Stout’s Dream Catcher balloon for the Ms. Senior USA pageant in October. This was Kidd’s first time in a balloon on Sept. 9, and next month will be Stout’s first time competing in a pageant. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash
Diamond Point’s Dave Richardson and John Johnson stand aboard the USS Missouri for the 75th commemoration ceremony for the end of World War II in the Pacific on Sept. 2. The friends left the Sequim area in mid-July to make the journey to Hawaii via naval ship with Johnson’s plane. Photo courtesy of Dave Richardson

Pilots finish trek to honor 75th anniversary end of WWII

Collision prevents some flights but friends focus on history

Diamond Point’s Dave Richardson and John Johnson stand aboard the USS Missouri for the 75th commemoration ceremony for the end of World War II in the Pacific on Sept. 2. The friends left the Sequim area in mid-July to make the journey to Hawaii via naval ship with Johnson’s plane. Photo courtesy of Dave Richardson
For more than 110 consecutive days, Sequim’s Neil Morris has set aside 3-plus hours to wave and hold signs showing his support for Black Lives Matter and the Human Rights Campaign. “I just want people to be aware,” Morris said. “I don’t know what else I could do. I piss off a lot of people and I think that is a good thing.” Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Retiree keeps 100-plus day streak advocating for equality at Sequim intersection

Morris feels need to support adopted son, condemn racism

For more than 110 consecutive days, Sequim’s Neil Morris has set aside 3-plus hours to wave and hold signs showing his support for Black Lives Matter and the Human Rights Campaign. “I just want people to be aware,” Morris said. “I don’t know what else I could do. I piss off a lot of people and I think that is a good thing.” Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash
A vandal tagged the outside and inside of portions of Helen Haller Elementary and the Sequim School District’s Athletic Field’s concession stand sometime between the first day of school on Sept. 2 and the morning of Sept. 3. Photo courtesy of Sequim Police Department
A vandal tagged the outside and inside of portions of Helen Haller Elementary and the Sequim School District’s Athletic Field’s concession stand sometime between the first day of school on Sept. 2 and the morning of Sept. 3. Photo courtesy of Sequim Police Department
The Sequim Irrigation Royalty for 2020 make their debut months later than expected due to COVID-19 at the Float Reveal on Sept. 19 in front of 7 Cedars Casino. Royalty, from left, Prince Logan Laxson, Princess Brii Hingtgen, Queen Lindsey Coffman, and Princess Alicia Pairadee, and their float will be available to see online at the festival’s web page <a href="http://www.irrigationfestival.com" target="_blank">www.irrigationfestival.com</a>. Photo by Keith Ross / Keith’s Frame Of Mind

Irrigation Festival returns Sept. 19 and Oct. 10

Some events omitted or made virtual-only

The Sequim Irrigation Royalty for 2020 make their debut months later than expected due to COVID-19 at the Float Reveal on Sept. 19 in front of 7 Cedars Casino. Royalty, from left, Prince Logan Laxson, Princess Brii Hingtgen, Queen Lindsey Coffman, and Princess Alicia Pairadee, and their float will be available to see online at the festival’s web page <a href="http://www.irrigationfestival.com" target="_blank">www.irrigationfestival.com</a>. Photo by Keith Ross / Keith’s Frame Of Mind
Volunteers of all abilities needed for Fire District 3

Volunteers of all abilities needed for Fire District 3

Fire insurance rates rise in Diamond Point due to lack of firefighters

Volunteers of all abilities needed for Fire District 3
Sequim grad promotes ceramics business with ODT hide and seek

Sequim grad promotes ceramics business with ODT hide and seek

Sunshine Ceramics Studio opens as new effort for 18-year-old

Sequim grad promotes ceramics business with ODT hide and seek
Andrew Zeppa, warehouse manager for the Sequim Food Bank, looks inside one of hundreds of food boxes ready for Wednesday distribution at Trinity United Methodist Church as part of the COVID-19 Food Relief program. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash                                Andrew Zeppa, warehouse manager for the Sequim Food Bank, looks inside one of hundreds of food boxes ready for Wednesday distribution at Trinity United Methodist Church as part of the COVID-19 Food Relief program. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Food needs increase in Sequim over summer

Offerings continue at Trinity Church, Food Bank

Andrew Zeppa, warehouse manager for the Sequim Food Bank, looks inside one of hundreds of food boxes ready for Wednesday distribution at Trinity United Methodist Church as part of the COVID-19 Food Relief program. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash                                Andrew Zeppa, warehouse manager for the Sequim Food Bank, looks inside one of hundreds of food boxes ready for Wednesday distribution at Trinity United Methodist Church as part of the COVID-19 Food Relief program. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash
Impact Fashions Show features local nursery, talent

Impact Fashions Show features local nursery, talent

Event promotes fair trade, animal-free products

Impact Fashions Show features local nursery, talent
“Lives Intertwined: Love on Sequim Bay” brings six women together and finding romance in the Sequim area. It’s Dorothy Rice Bennett, aka Alice McCracken’s fifth book. Submitted photo

Romance writer heads to Sequim Bay in latest venture

Bennett finds groove, overcomes hardship to finish ‘Lives Intertwined’ during COVID

“Lives Intertwined: Love on Sequim Bay” brings six women together and finding romance in the Sequim area. It’s Dorothy Rice Bennett, aka Alice McCracken’s fifth book. Submitted photo
Sunland adds emergency trailer

Sunland adds emergency trailer

CERT, Fire District continue Cascadia preparedness

Sunland adds emergency trailer
Mikel Townsley’s flower stand “Wild is Her Favorite Color” has become a popular attraction on Cays Road since going up on July 5. She planted more than 700 starts this year as a project to help channel her energies after working at the Olympic Medical Cancer Center. “I want to put my hands in the dirt and create something for these people,” she said. 
Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Cancer center patient navigator finds solace in garden

“I want to put my hands in the dirt and create something for these people.”

Mikel Townsley’s flower stand “Wild is Her Favorite Color” has become a popular attraction on Cays Road since going up on July 5. She planted more than 700 starts this year as a project to help channel her energies after working at the Olympic Medical Cancer Center. “I want to put my hands in the dirt and create something for these people,” she said. 
Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash
City adds temporary tech, emergency coordinator positions

City adds temporary tech, emergency coordinator positions

Staff to suggest making them full-time for 2021

City adds temporary tech, emergency coordinator positions
For eight days, John Johnson and Dave Richardson of Diamond Point rode aboard the USS Essex from San Diego to Oahu to fly Johnson’s T6 Texan to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in the Pacific Ocean. Photo courtesy of Dave Richardson

Diamond Point pilots arrive in Hawaii for end of WWII’s 75th anniversary

Friends to fly over Pearl Harbor memorial

For eight days, John Johnson and Dave Richardson of Diamond Point rode aboard the USS Essex from San Diego to Oahu to fly Johnson’s T6 Texan to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II in the Pacific Ocean. Photo courtesy of Dave Richardson
Andrew Reeves, Clallam County hearing examiner, top left, swears in participants for a remand hearing on July 16 for the proposed Carlsborg manufactured home park by Chris Anderson, bottom left. Reeves approved the project on Aug. 19. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Hearing examiner approves Carlsborg manufactured home park again

Decision follows judge’s ruling on creek buffer, road width

Andrew Reeves, Clallam County hearing examiner, top left, swears in participants for a remand hearing on July 16 for the proposed Carlsborg manufactured home park by Chris Anderson, bottom left. Reeves approved the project on Aug. 19. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash
Ten-year-old Chloe Dunn of Port Angeles won an Amazon Fire tablet from the Clallam County Literacy Council for winning in her age bracket in the group’s writing contest. Here the group’s chairperson Philomena Lund presents a certificate and tablet to Dunn. Submitted photos

Port Angeles youths win Literacy Council’s writing contest

The Clallam County Literacy Council announced the winners of its writing contest for area youths. Fourteen-year-old Allison Broadwell and 10-year-old Chloe Dunn, both of Port… Continue reading

Ten-year-old Chloe Dunn of Port Angeles won an Amazon Fire tablet from the Clallam County Literacy Council for winning in her age bracket in the group’s writing contest. Here the group’s chairperson Philomena Lund presents a certificate and tablet to Dunn. Submitted photos

Stakeholders set late Sept. for MAT hearing

Examiner to consider opioid addiction treatment clinic application

Volunteers Bruce Leigh and Alex Fane with Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) put food boxes in a truck bed on June 10 at Sequim High School. The program moves to Trinity United Methodist Church from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays starting Aug. 26. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Food Care Package program moves to Trinity Methodist

Boxes available 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays starting Aug. 26

Volunteers Bruce Leigh and Alex Fane with Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) put food boxes in a truck bed on June 10 at Sequim High School. The program moves to Trinity United Methodist Church from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays starting Aug. 26. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash
Gardening personality Ciscoe Morris joined KSQM 91.5 FM last Saturday for his first show of “Gardening with Ciscoe.” It broadcasts each Saturday at 9 a.m. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Gardening guru Ciscoe joins KSQM on Saturday mornings

For the inaugural episode of “Gardening with Ciscoe” last Saturday on KSQM 91.5 FM, Ciscoe Morris — the Seattle-based gardening expert, TV and radio personality… Continue reading

Gardening personality Ciscoe Morris joined KSQM 91.5 FM last Saturday for his first show of “Gardening with Ciscoe.” It broadcasts each Saturday at 9 a.m. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash
Shelley Jefferson was placed on leave last week as assistant principal of Helen Haller Elementary while law enforcement investigate allegations that she and her husband Francis Jefferson abused a foster child. Submitted photo

Law enforcement investigating child abuse allegations

Lummi Nation, Sequim Police investigating potential charges

Shelley Jefferson was placed on leave last week as assistant principal of Helen Haller Elementary while law enforcement investigate allegations that she and her husband Francis Jefferson abused a foster child. Submitted photo