Brian Goodman’s photo ”Soul Consoling Tower, Cemetery, and the Sierra Nevada” (2015), details one of the few remaining structures left after the Manzanar internment camp was dismantled, sold off and bulldozed. The obelisk monument in the camps cemetery was designed and built by incarceree stonemason Ryozo Kado and is inscribed with Japanese characters which translate to “Soul Consoling Tower.” Photo by Brian Goodman

Brian Goodman’s photo ”Soul Consoling Tower, Cemetery, and the Sierra Nevada” (2015), details one of the few remaining structures left after the Manzanar internment camp was dismantled, sold off and bulldozed. The obelisk monument in the camps cemetery was designed and built by incarceree stonemason Ryozo Kado and is inscribed with Japanese characters which translate to “Soul Consoling Tower.” Photo by Brian Goodman

Community news briefs — March 3, 2021

  • Wednesday, March 3, 2021 3:30pm
  • News

NOLS to host scam tips session

The North Olympic Library System presents “Avoiding Scams: Tips to Protect Yourself” at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 6, Zoom. Registration is required; sign up at nols.org or call the Sequim Library at 360-683-1161.

Scams often play on people’s fears and COVID-19 has created an opportunity for scammers to target consumers, event organizers say. A representative from the Washington State Attorney General’s Office will provide information about scams, price gouging, and cancellation issues.

The guest speaker will share how to protect one’s self and loved ones, and how to recover if one’s identity is stolen or they fall victim to a scam. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions.

For more information about library programs and services, visit nols.org, email to discover@nols.org or follow North Olympic Library System on Facebook and Instagram.

Scholarships for high school seniors

Olympic Peninsula Chapter 74 of the International Footprint Association is accepting scholarship applications from high school seniors in Clallam County who plan a career in law enforcement, firefighting or a related first responder career.

The scholarship opportunity is for one of two, $1,000 scholarships. Scholarship applications are due by April 1.

Recipients will be announced by April 23 by mail.

Applications are available from career counselors or by request; for more information, contact Maura Mattson at 360-681-0533 or mauram1433@aol.com.

Chapter 74 Footprinters is an organization that supports public safety.

Shred event helps fund school

Five Acre School hosts a fundraising community shred event from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, March 20, in the JCPenney parking lot, 651 E. Washington St.

Participants can stay in their car. Volunteers unload the personal papers for shredding. No need to remove staples, paper clips or rubber bands.

For more information, email to 5acrepso@gmail.com.

Manzanar photography virtual exhibit at PC

The Peninsula College PUB Gallery of Art is featuring a digital exhibition on their Facebook page that includes select works from Goodman’s photographic series entitled, “Manzanar: Their Footsteps Remain — 40 Years of Photography.”

Photographer Brian Goodman will present an artist talk for Peninsula College’s Studium Generale on Thursday, March 4 at 12:30 p.m. via Zoom. The event is free and open to the public.

Participants can join in the free presentation and discussion at us02web.zoom.us/j/82419155703.

An interview about the series and Goodman’s artistic vision can be found on the page as well as on YouTube at youtu.be/c5WXMbHPaI4.

During World War II, more than 11,000 men, women, and children of Japanese descent were forcibly removed from their homes and transported to the “Manzanar War Relocation Center,” where many spent three-and-a-half years. Manzanar was one of 10 concentration camps erected primarily in the western states within months after the bombing of Pearl Harbor. About two-thirds of the more than 120,000 people held across the nation were U.S. citizens.

Grange sets dinner table for fundraiser

Sequim Prairie Grange #1108 is hosting a “Drive by Chicken Dinner” fundraiser to help the Grange pay utility bills. Meals are $15 and include a cranberry chicken breast over rice and a salad.

Order deadline is March 6.

Order dinners by calling 360-461-1385 or 360-797-4777.

Orders can be picked up between 3-6 p.m. Saturday, March 13, in the parking lot at the grange located at 290 Macleay Road in Sequim. Those buying dinners are asked to use checks or correct cash to help get meals distributed quicker.

Genealogy meeting speaker to spotlight DNA testing, research

Claudia Breland, a genealogical researcher and lecturer, is the featured speaker at the next meeting of the Clallam County Genealogical Society, held online at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 13.

Access the Zoom meeting by sending a request to join at geneahunter@gmail.com.

In June of 1883, Rhoda Jones was found murdered next to the railroad tracks a half-mile from her home. The case was listed as a suicide; however, murder was suspected. Breland will show how DNA testing and research led to the probable identity and motives of the murderer.

Commercial driver’s licenses training

Peninsula College Community Education is offering a course that prepares students to pursue a commercial driver’s license (CDL). The 160-hour class will be taught at Peninsula College’s Port Angeles campus every weekday from March 22-April 15.

Students who obtain a CDL will receive job placement assistance with various trucking companies.

“Members of the community kept asking for a CDL course,” said Camilla Rico, director of Entrepreneurial Services. “Until now, you had to drive to all the way to Port Orchard to find CDL training. That’s just too far for a four week long class.”

Tuition for the course is $5,499 and includes the cost of a driver’s abstract, permit and written test, as well as fees for the Washington state CDL road skills test and license.

For more about this or other community education classes, visit pencol.edu/CE.

Drive-thru Easter egg scavenger hunt set

Sequim’s Pumpkin Patch, a 33-acre farm at the corner of U.S. Highway 101 and Kitchen-Dick Road hosts a Drive-Thru Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 3.

Admission is free, though event organizers are asking attendees to donate two non-perishable to be donated to a food bank.

At the beginning each participant is given a sheet with different clues to find at each station. At the end, each child will be given a goody bag and a chance to win an Easter basket.

Each booth is sponsored by a local business.

Register at tinyurl.com/SqmEggHunt. Attendees are asked to come at their registered time only and enter from the Old Olympic side of Kitchen-Dick Road to keep traffic off of the highway.

More in News

Peninsula law enforcement set E-DUI campaign for April

Law enforcement officials in Clallam and Jefferson counties will engage in “high… Continue reading

Half of adults on Olympic Peninsula have had COVID shots

More than 50 percent of adults on the North Olympic Peninsula have… Continue reading

COVID cases rising on Olympic Peninsula; increase follows statewide trend

Jefferson County on Sunday confirmed six new COVID-19 cases and one death… Continue reading

Port of Port Angeles eyes three finalists for top job

Numbers 9, 10 and 22 are stepping up to the plate. Pending… Continue reading

Working families tax credit heads for approval

• Idea wins broad bi-partisan support; qualified families would qualify for rebate

COVID spikes in Clallam; J & J shots exceeded 600 on Peninsula

Health officials in Clallam and Jefferson counties say more than 650 residents… Continue reading

Mike Pence. Photo courtesy of City of Sequim
City councilor’s video directs foul language toward resident

Conflict continues after locals call for Pence’s resignation

Everyone 16 and older now eligible for COVID vaccine

All Washington state residents 16 and older are eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations… Continue reading

J&J vaccine on pause; alternative dates, vaccine offered on peninsula

The Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine has been paused for use until… Continue reading

Most Read