Community Announcements

  • Wed Oct 2nd, 2019 11:19am
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Notice of Lifting of

voluntary water


Effective immediately, the City of Forks Public Works Director has determined that there is no longer a need to maintain voluntary water use restrictions. All water use restrictions put in place on June 10 have been lifted.

The City is grateful for the conservation efforts undertaken by the citizens of Forks during this time.

History Tales to resume with Jack Zaccardo

The North Olympic History Center/Clallam County Historical Society’s History Tales presentations resume on Sunday, Oct. 6, at 2:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 110 E. 7th St., Port Angeles. The program will be held in the social hall; parking and entry are on Laurel Street.

Jack Zaccardo will talk about Patent Medicines and the Bottles They Came In. Patent medicines were a staple in pioneers’ homes and early drug stores. These concoctions promised to cure any and all ailments, from gall stones to cataracts. Dr. Kilmer’s Swamp-Root claimed, “Druggists who have your health and welfare at heart will sell you Swamp-Root when called for, as experienced druggists usually know the value of Swamp-Root as a diuretic to the kidneys.” Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound promised to cure women’s ailments and help “keep them fit to work.”

Zaccardo, retired from the Department of Natural Resources, is originally from Port Angeles and is a 4th generation timber worker.

Those who attend this History Tales program are encouraged to bring any patent medicine bottles in their collections.

History Tales is free and open to the public. For further information, please call the North Olympic History Center’s office at 360-452-2662 or email [email protected]

E-Cycle Washington to provide free recycling of computers, monitors, laptops and TVs at the Forks City Hall on Saturday, Oct. 12

Forks citizens, small businesses and governments, school districts and charitable organizations have a one-time opportunity to recycle, free of charge, their computers, monitors, laptops, and television sets at the Forks City Hall parking lot from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12.

Collected products will be prepared for shipping and taken to an authorized collection point in Tacoma, Wash. The costs of collection and transport to a processing center is being paid by electronics manufacturers to encourage the safe and responsible recycling of electronics in Washington. E-Cycle Washington processors are held to high standards and must comply with Washington State Preferred Processing Standards.

The e-cycling event is sponsored by Washington Materials Management & Financing Authority (WMMFA), Clallam County Solid Waste Advisory Committee, and the City of Forks.

Only computers, monitors, laptops and television sets will be accepted for recycling. Computer printers, computer peripherals, and other electronic equipment will not be accepted and will be sent back home with customers.

According to Rod Fleck, Forks City attorney/planner, the e-cycling event is a great opportunity for our community to clean out their homes and storage spaces of these unwanted items. “The public can drop off the materials with the assurance that these items will not end up in a landfill or be incinerated.”

Fleck explained that these electronics can contain toxic materials such as lead and mercury that can be harmful to humans and the environment. Some of the materials can be reused or converted to other products which saves natural resources and energy required to make the products from raw materials. “Unwanted electronics that still work will be made available to charitable organizations and people who cannot afford to purchase new equipment,” he said.

WMMFA coordinator, John Friedrick advises customers with computers and laptops that contain confidential data should take appropriate steps to permanently destroy data. WMMFA is not responsible for the release of confidential data in recycled electronics. To find more information about the E-Cycle Washington, data destruction and how to dispose of items not covered by the program, please visit

Apple Cider Fest

The annual Sekiu Community Center Fall Apple Cider Fest will be held on Oct. 5, running from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. A special luncheon will also be available, and a silent auction. The juice pressed will be made from fresh clean apples. The cost is a donation of $5 per a gallon of juice. Proceeds will benefit the community center. Sponsored by West End Youth and Community Club, managers of SCC. For information call 360-963-2438.

Book Signing at

Chinook Pharmacy

Brenda Carlsen will be signing and selling her new Childrens’ Book, “Wascana’s Amazing Journey,” at Chinook Pharmacy on Saturday, Oct. 12 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

“Wascana’s Amazing Journey” is a story about a Canada goose who is flying south for the winter with his friends and family but his wing becomes injured and he has to stay behind with a few other geese. A young boy stumbles upon him and they form a great friendship, during the long winter.

The book is geared for 3 to 9-year-olds but the story resonates with all ages.

Brenda Carlsen grew up in the province of Saskatchewan, Canada and often played along the shores of Wascana Lake. There were, and still is, thousands of Canada geese.

Brenda has been a nurse for over 40 years, 32 of those at Forks Community Hospital. She has cared for many children and adults too. She has seen tragedy but most importantly, she has seen the healing, caring, and compassion of others.

PCSC Dinner

The annual Pacific Coast Salmon Coalition dinner will be held Oct. 5, at 3 p.m. at the Sportsman’s Club. The Lasagna Dinner is open to the public.

Ancestry Club

to Meet

The Clallam Bay Ancestry Club invites you, on Monday, Oct. 7, from 1-3 p.m. in the Meeting Room for Part I: Sir John Franklin’s Voyage to find the Northwest Passage in 1845.

Also Grinnell’s Expedition in 1850/51 to locate him, crew, and ships.

This is an interesting and historical Arctic adventure. The presenter’s husband had a great uncle that was acting Master and navigator as well as First Officer of the Advance in the Grinnell Expedition. Part II will follow Oct. 21.

More later in the Forum.