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Soroptimist group seeks applicants for annual Vocational-Technical Award

Soroptimist International of Sequim is accepting applications for its annual Vocational-Technical Award. This $1,500 award will be presented to a female student enrolled in a… Continue reading

Subdued remembrances on Memorial Day

Deidre Magner, longtime groundskeeper for Sequim View Cemetery, raises the flag at the cemetery on Memorial Day just before noon. Flags at local cemeteries were… Continue reading

Nurses at Avamere Olympic Rehabilitation of Sequim, from left, Lynda Lyons, CNA; A.J. Henning, CNA; and Jo Talbot, RN; show masks and gowns made by members of Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Club. In total, club members made more than 4,500 face masks for community health workers. Photo courtesy of Avamere/Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Club

Sunbonnet Sue Quilt club makes more than 4,500 face masks for health workers

Many hands may make light work, and with the right hands they can make quality stitch work. In the past two months, members of the… Continue reading

Nurses at Avamere Olympic Rehabilitation of Sequim, from left, Lynda Lyons, CNA; A.J. Henning, CNA; and Jo Talbot, RN; show masks and gowns made by members of Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Club. In total, club members made more than 4,500 face masks for community health workers. Photo courtesy of Avamere/Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Club

Will Coho ferry service be stalled for the rest of the year?

Black Ball Ferry Line’s Coho ferry could be shut down through December and might not be back in service until spring 2021, severely jeopardizing the… Continue reading

Peninsula counties planning for Phase 2

Jefferson County hair and nail salons are expected to open this week to pre-existing customers by appointment as the county begins Phase 2 of Gov.… Continue reading

VHOCC to host online volunteer orientation

Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County (VHOCC) has shifted its orientations for volunteers online. VHOCC, a local nonprofit that serves communities from Joyce to Diamond Point,… Continue reading

Helpful local information, links for dealing with COVID-19 pandemic

To help Sequim- and Clallam County-are residents manage their daily lives during the 2019 novel coronavirus, the Clallam County Emergency Team offers these tips, links,… Continue reading

Clallam officials working on plan as coronavirus count stays at 25

The Jefferson County Board of Health unanimously approved the county health officer’s recommendations for a modified Phase 2, and the county commissioners will consider them… Continue reading

Members of Save Our Sequim, including chairman Jodi Wilke, seen here at a rally in October 2019, and Jon Gibson, owner of Parkwood Manufactured Housing Community seek to halt the application for the medication-assisted treatment (MAT) facility from moving forward with a May lawsuit through Clallam County Superior Court. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Lawsuit against City of Sequim looks to halt MAT

Save Our Sequim, Parkwood owner file jointly in Clallam Superior Court

Members of Save Our Sequim, including chairman Jodi Wilke, seen here at a rally in October 2019, and Jon Gibson, owner of Parkwood Manufactured Housing Community seek to halt the application for the medication-assisted treatment (MAT) facility from moving forward with a May lawsuit through Clallam County Superior Court. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Phased reopening of Olympic Peninsula in the works

Health officials were planning Wednesday for the phased reopening of the North Olympic Peninsula as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the region remained… Continue reading

City approves tribe’s MAT clinic application

Appeals accepted on decision through June 5

Community news briefs — May 20, 2020

‘Coffee with Mayor’ to air on KSQM The City of Sequim has partnered with KSQM FM radio to host a live call-in session of Coffee… Continue reading

Groups form fund to help local farmers

A multi-agency effort is looking to help local farmers through the 2019 novel coronavirus issue — and provide a boost to local food banks as… Continue reading

Local nonprofit Mosaic is delivering services to home-bound participants

Normally a hub of various activities, from classes and field trips to dances and more, Clallam Mosaic is getting a bit of an organizational overhaul.… Continue reading

On May 1, Sequim First Federal branch managers, Lorie Fazio, Sequim Village Marketplace, left, and Anna Ellison, Sequim Avenue, right, donated $10,000 to the Sequim Food Bank with Executive Director Andra Smith accepting the funds. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Milestone: Sequim First Federal branches unite to support Food Bank

Sequim’s First Federal branches united in recent weeks to donate $10,000 to the Sequim Food Bank, 144 W. Alder St. Anna Ellison, branch manager for… Continue reading

On May 1, Sequim First Federal branch managers, Lorie Fazio, Sequim Village Marketplace, left, and Anna Ellison, Sequim Avenue, right, donated $10,000 to the Sequim Food Bank with Executive Director Andra Smith accepting the funds. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

NOLS board picks Glaude as next director

Noah Glaude, assistant director for the North Olympic Library System since May 2016, is the organization’s new top administrator. Glaude was appointed executive director by… Continue reading

NOLS offers “Stay Home Stay Safe” resources

The Olympic Peninsula’s libraries aren’t opening any time soon, but the library system is looking to help locals with online resources. The North Olympic Library… Continue reading

Note from the Publisher: Sequim Gazette faces coronavirus challenges

To our readers, In a few short months, our world has changed. Today, we are facing unprecedented challenges as the world fights COVID-19. Trusted local… Continue reading

  • May 20, 2020

PHOTO: Eagle-eyed view

Contributor Eileen Schmitz caught this scene of two bald eagles in Agnew on May 14. “I was arguing with my camera while photographing a pair… Continue reading

  • May 20, 2020