Summer winding down ….and some other stuff

As this long, hot summer is beginning to wind down a lot of people are getting cranky …usually, they are cranky because it is raining …not this summer ….and compared to some areas of the country we are lucky …but people are still cranky …

Did you know, according to Vanderbilt University, ….Studies have shown that people experience increased frustration and anger in the summer months. Exposure to hot summer temperatures increases your heart rate, which leads to discomfort. Being uncomfortable can affect how you express yourself and change the way others interpret words and actions.

So stay calm, hopefully, it will rain soon and then everyone can be cranky because it is raining too much.

Here are some other items of interest!

Ginger’s Closet Open Friday in a new location

Signs are up on the new location for the Forks ClothingBank/Ginger’s Closet. They will be opening at their new location at 170 Sol Duc Way on Friday, August 25. Hours will be 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. The official Grand Reopening will take place on Sept. 16, coinciding with the Forever Twilight in Forks Festival. I got a quick tour the other day …it is going to be a great space for the clothing area and they will even have a designated area for the clothing repair activity and many more plans.

Healthy Relationships

Mariposa House will host a small free series in September for all who would like to join in to learn and gain the skills needed to have Healthy Relationships. Watch for further details.

Fifth Grade Orientation

The 5th-grade orientation will be from 8 a.m. – 12 noon on Friday, August 25. This is a time for incoming 5th graders to meet up with an upper-class mentor, socialize, play games, and learn the ins and outs of the school to make the transition to middle school as smooth as possible!

Parents can drop their kids off at the shed beside the middle school gym just before 8 a.m. and return to pick up their students at noon. This is a student-only event, school staff will be present for supervision and any additional questions or concerns can be directed by phone to the middle school main office or by email to “We can’t wait to welcome the new 5th graders and kick the year off right!”

Christi Baron, Editor