Community news briefs — Nov. 15, 2023

Veterans drive at Windermere

Windermere Real Estate Sequim East will be collecting much-needed items for local veterans throughout November.

Visit or the Windermere office at 842 E. Washington St. for a full list of items to donate.

Drop off your donations between 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Veterans can apply for Habitat for Humanity home

Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County is now accepting completed home-buyer applications from military veterans for a two-bed, one-bath single story, zero-barrier town-homes in Port Angeles.

Applicants must have a current living situation that is in some way inadequate, must meet minimum income requirements and willing to put in “sweat equity” on the home.

Applications were made available starting Nov. 10 at: Sequim Habitat Store, 154 W. Washington St. (open 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday-Saturday); Port Angeles Habitat Store, 728 E. Front St., (open 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday), and online at

Completed applications are due back to the Port Angeles Habitat Store by 5 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12.

Sequim guild’s thrift shop to be open Nov. 16-18

The Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild Thrift Shop, 204 W. Bell St., is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Thursday-Saturday, Nov. 16-18.

Members invite the community to find some items to set their holiday tables or a new outfit for the season.

White tag items are $1 and yellow tag items are half-off.

Donations are accepted 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays, and when the shop is open.

Local office open to help disabled veterans

The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) office in the Worksource building, 810 W. Brackett Road, is open 9 a.m.-2 p.m. every Wednesday to serve veterans who are needing help with claims or other information.

Services are free and veterans do not have to be members of DAV to receive assistance.

The office is by walk-in; no appointment is necessary.

For more information, call 360-775-6482.

Sequim seeking applicants for Planning Commission

Sequim City Councilors are seeking applicants for in-city resident positions on the Sequim Planning Commission. Members volunteer their time to serve the Sequim community by advising the city council on plans, policies, regulations and capital spending related to growth and development.

The Planning Commission meets at 5:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month.

Additional time may be required for other infrequent public meetings and events or special projects as required by the city council.

Applicants must live within the Sequim city limits. The mayor and an interview panel shall recommend appointments to the city council after reviewing applications and conducting interviews. Interviews are scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 29.

To apply, go to, download and complete an application for appointment.

Send a completed application and resume to city clerk Amy Aschenbrenner at or by mail to: Sequim City Clerk’s Office, 152 West Cedar St., Sequim, WA 98382.

Interested persons must submit applications by 8 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 27.

Alzheimer’s support group to start at St. Luke’s

Alzheimer’s Association of Washington is starting a support group for people experiencing the early stages of Alzheimer’s or another dementia going from 1-3 p.m. Thursdays at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim.

The first meeting is held Thursday, Nov. 16. ‘Organizers said the group is for patients only, and doesn’t include caregivers.

For more information, call 360-683-4862.