NEWS BRIEFS — Deer Park ski area information sought . . . and other news briefs

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Deer Park skiing

PORT ANGELES — Did you or someone you know ski at Deer Park in the days of tows and a ski lodge?

Port Angeles resident Roger Oakes, a retired physican, is researching the history of Deer Park (and Hurricane Ridge) skiing.

Memories and/or photographs would be greatly appreciated.

Contact Oakes at 360-457-4661 or

6th District student art being sought

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer invites high school students from Washington's 6th Congressional District to participate in the 2014 Congressional Art Competition.

The student whose artwork is selected will be invited to travel to Washington, D.C., in June to attend a ceremony unveiling his or her artwork and will be given two complimentary round-trip flights for the event.

“The arts are much more than an elective or extracurricular activity; the arts can be a catalyst in having students think creatively and giving students the opportunity to excel,” Kilmer said.

“That's why I'm proud to invite high school students across the district to showcase their artistic ability and show why supporting the arts in our schools is so important.”

Artworks entered in the contest may be up to 28 inches by 28 inches (including the frame) and may be up to 4 inches in depth.

Paintings, drawings, collage, prints, mixed media, computer generated art and photography are accepted.

All entries must be original in concept, design and execution.

Submit artwork anytime before noon Thursday, April 10.

For more information or to get forms, visit

Water usage

PORT TOWNSEND — Local gardening expert Tinker Cavallaro will discuss gardening with less water at the Quimper Grange, 1219 Corona St., from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, March 3.

A $5 to $10 donation is suggested.

Cavallaro will give a talk on how to create more water storage in the soil, which crops can thrive with less water, mulching techniques, plant spacing to increase water retention in the soil and irrigation systems that conserve water.

Doors open at 7 p.m.

For more information, visit

Newcomers lunch

PORT ANGELES — The Newcomers' Club will hold its monthly luncheon at C'est Si Bon, 23 Cedar Park Drive, at noon Tuesday, March 4.

Linty Hopie, director of community and business training at Peninsula College, will talk about a broad range of noncredit special interest and job training courses available to the general public.

RSVP by Feb. 28 by phoning 360-504-2522 or emailing

Last modified: February 23. 2014 11:17PM
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