Community news in brief – June 29, 2016

Haller Foundation applications deadline set for Friday; Celebrate Fourth with KSQM; City of Sequim seeking advisory board applicants; Salmon areas reopen; Outdoor games at library; Sensory-friendly movie on tap; Schools support group plans annual meeting; Fuel tax, some licensing fees will increase July 1; Senior Nutrition menu set

Haller Foundation applications deadline set for Friday

The Albert Haller Foundation is now accepting applications for 2016 funding of local nonprofit agencies providing services to low-income residents of Clallam County.

Applications are available from the United Way office by emailing or by calling 457-3011. Completed applications are due to United Way no later than Friday July 1.

Foundation grants are given annually to charitable organizations in Clallam County, with priority to those organizations providing food, housing, clothing, medical care and other programs that may enrich the lives of low income citizens. Schools also may apply for funding of programs that support the progress and needs of disadvantaged children.

The United Way of Clallam County serves as the advisor to the Haller Foundation’s board of directors in making recommendations for grant funding.

Information on the 2016 application process will be offered at a bidder’s conference scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday June 10, at the Peninsula Behavioral Health multi-purpose room, 118 E. Eighth St., Port Angeles.

Celebrate Fourth with KSQM

KSQM 91.5 FM, 577 W. Washington St., Sequim, will have a “Monday July 4th Independence Day Celebration” at the station from 1-4 p.m. Come for and enjoy the Sequim Valley Car Club with vintage cars and Fire District 3 Truck and Ladder. Tours of the station will be available and visitors receive a root beer float.

KSQM 91.5 FM a listener-supported commercial-free community radio and a nonprofit 501(c)3 charitable organization.


City of Sequim seeking advisory board applicants

The Sequim City Council is seeking applicants to fill one vacancy on the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. This voluntary board meets once per month and advises the city council on issues involving city parks and public spaces. The term expires on June 30, 2017.

The position is open to residents within the Sequim city limits. Applications are available at the Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar St., or online at The deadline for applications is July 8.

For more information, contact Joe Irvin, assistant to the city manager/parks manager, at 582-2457 or

Salmon areas reopen

Puget Sound-area fisheries that closed during an impasse in salmon-season negotiations reopened last week, state fish managers announced June 24.

Regulations for fisheries in Puget Sound marine waters, rivers and lakes through June 30 are listed in the 2015-2016 Washington Sport Fishing Rules pamphlet, available online at Beginning July 1, anglers should check the 2016-2017 sport fishing rules pamphlet ( for fisheries information.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife closed many Puget Sound-area fisheries on May 1 after the previous federal authorization to conduct fisheries expired.

Outdoor games at library

Game on! It’s time to stretch your repertoire and try your hand at fun outdoor games to get you moving.

Drop in between 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, at the Sequim Library back lawn to enjoy bocce ball, bean bag toss, ladder toss and other fun outdoor games, along with bubbles and lemonade. Exercise your mind — and more — during this free event, part of the 2016 Adult Summer Reading Program at the North Olympic Library System. All ages are welcome.

In the event of inclement weather, select activities will take place inside the library meeting room. The library is at 630 N. Sequim Ave.

Sensory-friendly movie on tap

Deer Park Cinema in Port Angeles has agreed to offer a sensory-friendly showing of “Finding Dory” at 3 p.m. Friday, July 1, with 218 seats available. A sensory-friendly showing has dimmer lights and lower sound for those who are over- stimulated by them.

Schools support group plans annual meeting

The Citizens for Sequim Schools annual meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 29, at the Boys & Girls Club, 400 W. Fir St. Sequim.

The group will review the past year’s activities and plan for the next fiscal year of events and activities. This meeting is the official kick-off to the fiscal year 2016-2017 which will include the annual election of board members. Elected board members serve a one-year term and are expected to uphold the mission of the corporation as well as be willing to chair a committee. The 2016-2017 election will include the election of 12 board members.

The meetingis open to the public despite membership.

Nominations will be taken from the floor during the meeting, so consider sitting on this meaningful, working board. If you wish to run for a board position, come prepared with a 2-minute presentation on your qualifications/interest.

The mission of Citizens for Sequim Schools is to promote public support for the financial and material needs of the public schools of Sequim and to support the policies, programs and activities of School District 323 in particular.

Said support also may include support of public office candidates, levies, bonds and initiatives.


Senior Nutrition menu set

Sequim Senior Nutrition Site menus are served at 4:30 p.m. at the Shipley Center, 921 E. Hammond St. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Suggested donation is $5 (60 and over), $8 guest and a 24-hour advance reservation is needed. RSVP to 683-8491. Menus are subject to change.

Friday, July 1: Coleslaw, barbecued chicken, corn corbett, steamed greens, watermelon, chocolate chip cookies

Tuesday, July 5: Potato soup, chef salad, garlic bread, ambrosia

Wednesday, July 6: Tossed salad, turkey chow mein, steamed rice, stir-fried vegetables, Mandarin oranges.

Fuel tax, some licensing fees will increase July 1

On July 1, state fuel tax and several licensing-related fee increases will go into effect in Washington.

The increases were approved by legislators in 2015 as part of Connecting Washington, a transportation package to fund transportation projects around our state. Projects include highway and local road construction and maintenance, bike path and walkway projects, rail and transit projects, ferry system improvements and fish barrier removal.