Community news briefs — June 12, 2019

  • Wednesday, June 12, 2019 1:30am
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McTakeover to help Sequim residents

Sequim Community Aid hosts a McTakeover from 5-7 p.m. today, Wednesday, June 12, at the Sequim McDonald’s, 107 S. Seventh Ave. Organization representatives say McDonald’s is donating 40 percent of sales to Sequim Community Aid, a local group that financially supports Sequim individuals and families with rental and utility assistance, as well as another 10 percent to Washington Ronald McDonald Houses.

Thrift shop open Saturday

The Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild’s thrift shop at 204 W. Bell St. is open 11 a.m.-3 p.m. open Saturday, June 15. Featured are a large variety of men’s clothing, a series of hand-painted Irrigation plates (limited edition from 1990s-2000), and a Ria Munoz print. Furniture, kitchenware, jewelry, handbags and more round out the items available. All white-tagged items are marked half price. Call 360-683-7044 for information.

Legal aid clinic set

Learn more about how to handle legal issues from local lawyers at a free legal aid clinic scheduled for noon-2 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at the Port Angeles Masonic Lodge, 622 S. Lincoln St.

The Clallam-Jefferson County Pro Bono Lawyers offer drop-in legal advice for members of the public, allowing participants a chance to address their civil legal issues in one-on-one consultations with volunteer lawyers. Legal aid clinics are geared to help those who are financially unable to otherwise access an attorney but are open to all those who show up. Attorney volunteers will be available to answer legal questions, direct people to local services that might be able to assist them and to explain the legal process to them.

See or contact Mary Margolis at or 360-504-2422.

Garden club announces Father’s Day social

The Sequim Prairie Garden Club is preparing a Father’ Day Pie Social for 2-4 p.m. Sunday, June 16, at the newly-renovated Pioneer Memorial Park Clubhouse, 387 E. Washington St. Homemade pie with e available for $4 per slice (cost includes coffee/tea). The Sequim Valley Car Club will have antique cars on display, Just in Tyme provides live music and the event also features a raffle.

The event is a fundraiser to support ongoing park and clubhouse improvements.

For more information, call 360-808-3434 or see www.sequim

Road changes subject of county, city meeting

Representatives from the Clallam County commissioners and public works/road departments will be holding a public meeting concerning the upcoming projects at the Sequim-Dungeness/Woodcock Road Intersection, Medsker Road and Evans Road improvements, starting at 4 p.m., Monday, June 17, at the Sequim Civic Center’s council chambers, 152 W. Cedar St.

The purpose of this meeting is to update the public about the projected timeline and next steps for the roundabout project; take input on the concept of making Medsker Road one-way to improve safety, and to take input on the concept of decommissioning the east-west section of Evans Road that intersects with Sequim Dungeness Way.

Call 360-417-2000 for more information.

Board of Health to meet

The Clallam County Board of Health meets from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, at the board of commissioners’ meeting room (160) at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles.

The meeting agenda includes an update on the Secure Medicine Return Project and report on infant mortality and SUID (Sudden Unexpected Infant Death) from county health officer Dr. Allison Berry Unthank.

Call 360-417-2377 or email to for more information.

Help for caregivers

Shelley Stratton and Karen Kremkau host “Increasing Positive Health Outcomes for Caregivers,” a free presentation set for 1-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, at the Sequim Library meeting room, 630 N. Sequim Ave.

The presentation includes information about finding support for caregivers within the community, maintaining Holistic care during the stress and physical impact of caregiving, being in the present moment and rejuvenation for the body. See for more information.

Wings of Freedom

The Wings of Freedom Tour comes to Port Angeles’ William R. Fairchild International Airport this month, bringing classic World War II-era plans such as the B-17 Flying Fortress, P-40 Warhawk, B-24 Liberator, P-51 Mustang and B-25 Mitchell to the peninsula.

Times/dates are: 2-5 p.m. Wednesday, June 19; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, June 20, and 9 a.m.-noon Friday, June 21.

Walk-through tours cost $15 for adults, $5 for children 12 years old and younger. Flights are $450 per person on B-17 or B-24 planes, $400 per person for B-25 flights. Flight training for P-51 and P-40 plans are available as well.

The event is brought to the peninsula by the nonprofit Collings Foundation. See www.collings or call 800-568-8924 for more information.

Petals and Pathways garden set for June 22

The Master Gardeners of Clallam County are prepping Petals and Pathways, their upcoming annual self-guided tour of Sequim home gardens set for 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 22.

This year’s tour include five landscaped home gardens along with the Woodcock Demonstration Gardens. The gardens showcase a variety of native and ornamental plants in settings such as water features, wildlife habitats and refurbished landscapes. The gardens are selected for their diversities.

The Woodcock Demonstration Garden will have open classroom presentations from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. covering topics such as Mason bees, composting, culinary herbs and vegetable gardening.

Tickets can be purchased for $15 at Over the Fence, Sunny Farms, Nash’s, Peninsula Nursery, The Co-Op Farm and Garden, Airport Garden Center, Green House Nursery, Port Book and News, the WSU Extension Office and online at Tickets are $20 day of the tour.

For more information, call 360-565-2679.

Outing set for hikes with disabilities

A group hike and picnic for people with disabilities or anyone else who needs a supportive, slow-moving group is set for 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at the Dungeness Recreation Area. The group will hike the path along the bluffs; the trail is level, hard-packed sand and earth, and there are many benches and tables to rest. Wheelchair users can use this trail with off-road tires or with assistance in a standard wheelchair.

RSVP at to reserve a spot.

City office to close

The City of Sequim Finance Office will be closed 8-10 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, for an internal meeting. Call the City of Sequim at 360-683-4139 for more information.”

Food Bank work party to honor Rosales

As a nod to Stephen Rosales, a long-time volunteer and board member, organizers of the Sequim Food Bank host a “Salute to Stephen Work Day’ from noon-2 p.m. at the facility, 154 W. Alder St. A picnic lunch and presentation follows the work party at 2 p.m.

Participants of all ages are encouraged to bring work gloves and gardening tools for light yard work and to replace a planter box. R

Rosales has served as president of the Sequim Food Bank Board for the past 11 years and will remain with the board. For more information, call 360-683-1205.

United Way adds manager to staff

United Way of Clallam County announced last week the hire of Melanie Coward as Resource Development Manager.

Coward joins United Way after relocating to Port Angeles from Orange County, Calif. She has more than 20 years of experience working in the nonprofit sector, including a background in the chamber of commerce industry and foundation work.

“I am excited to be living in Port Angeles,” Coward said. “It will give me the opportunity to be closer to my brother Marty, sister Kari and their families. I am looking forward to serving the needs of the community and being a part of the United Way team.”

Coward will be responsible for leading fundraising efforts for the United Way’s annual campaign, organizing special events and coordinating the Youth United Program. The 2018 campaign raised more than $824,000. In addition, the Clallam Community Foundation granted $686,000 through scholarships, grants, capital projects and more. In one year, the United Way invested a total of $1.4 million into the community.

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