Community news briefs — Sept. 23, 2020

  • Wednesday, September 23, 2020 1:30am
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Bridge closure postponed

A Hood Canal Bridge closure previously scheduled for Sept. 17-18, has been canceled, according to the state Department of Transportation.

The scheduled repair work has been postponed due to weather. The department will announce when the work is rescheduled.

For more information, see visit

Thrift shop is open

The Sequim Dungeness Hospital Guild Thrift Shop, 204 West Bell St., is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays. All proceeds go to health care needs in the Sequim community. Shoppers are required to wear a mask.

Kiwanis selling water filters for fundraiser

The Kiwanis Club of Sequim-Dungeness is selling the Emergency-H2O Water Filter Roll-up as a fundraiser and to help the community be better prepared for disaster.

Club members will be selling these filters from noon- 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, in front to the Mariner Café, 609 W. Washington St. Club members had originally planned to sell the filters on Sept. 12 but cancelled the event because of poor air quality.

Filter are $50 each, with tax; pay with cash or a check made out to “Kiwanis.”

The products filter up to 10 gallons per hour and are good for 3,000 gallons when properly maintained.

For more information, call Wayne Boden 907-227-2296.

Coffee With the Mayor set this week

The City of Sequim, in partnership KSQM radio, hosts a live call-in session of Coffee With the Mayor at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24. Residents are encouraged to tune into KSQM 91.5 FM or visit

Mayor William Armacost will be joined by Police Chief Sheri Crain to answer questions or receive comments. Listeners may call 360-681-0000 during the show to ask questions live or they can submit questions in advance to city clerk Sara McMillon by email at, or by traditional mail to: City Clerk Sara McMillon, 152 West Cedar Street, Sequim, WA 98382.

Coffee with the Mayor is an opportunity for residents to meet with the mayor to chat, ask questions, express a concern or make a comment about the city.

Educator grants available

The Beta Nu Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma announces a Nov. 15 deadline for the organization’s professional educators grants. These are continuing education grants from the Helen Gariepy Grants for School Educators in Clallam and Jefferson County.

Grants will be made available to selected educators who are working for professional improvement or development of their skills. Any educator or paraprofessional working in a Clallam or Jefferson County school may apply.

Funding is for tuition expenses not paid for from any other sources.

Applications are available at or Applications must be postmarked on or before Nov. 15 to be considered for this deadline.

Gariepy’s substantial bequest honors her long career as an educator in Port Angeles.

Habitat accepting applications for new homeowners

Habitat For Humanity of Clallam County is accepting applications for new homeowners now through 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13.

The home is a three-bed, 1-bath house in Habitat’s Maloney Heights neighborhood in Port Angeles. Applicants must be able to demonstrate need (living in substandard conditions, ability to pay an affordable mortgage and willingness to partner (help build one’s home).

Applications can be picked up at the Port Angeles Habitat Store, 728 E. Front St., or downloaded at www.habitat

Return applications and all other required documents to the Port Angeles Habitat Store or email to julie@habitat

For more information, call 360-775-3740.

Special wine a PFOA fundraiser

CATastrophic 2020, a special bottling available Harbinger Winery, is a fundraiser for the Peninsula Friends of Animals.

The nonprofit organization in unable to host sits annual Feline Fine in person this year with COVID-19 health restrictions in place; in lieu, PFOA and Harbinger Winery offer the wine for $25, with a portion of all proceeds going to PFOA’s animal rescues.

The wine, with a label featuring the PFOA mascot “Tippy” and designed by local artist who goes by the name “Barky,” is available for pick-up at the winery, 2358 US Highway 101 West, or at PFOA’s Safe Haven site, 257509 US Highway 101; call 360-452-4262.

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