Olympic Medical Center

Olympic Medical Center recently completed construction of this new clinic in Port Angeles, about 15 miles west of Sequim. Like many rural areas there never seem to be enough doctors. Recruiting and retaining specialists is a particular challenge and many of us travel to Seattle, an all day affair, for care that isn’t available locally. The new clinic, above, helps centralize and expand services.

Creation story

This plaque is set into the pavement at Waterfront Park in Port Angeles. Entitled “Klallam Creation Story,” it is about one of our local Native American tribe and reads as follows:

“The Klallam tell us how the tribes of the region were created at a place on the Elwha River where there are two big holes in the rock called “coiled baskets.” It is there that the creator bathed and blessed the people.”

Art on the town

This is another piece of kinesthetic street art in Port Angeles, part of the city’s “Art on the Town” organized by the Port Angeles Downtown Merchants Association. This one is called “Bernard 2” by Craig Walker of White Salmon, WA, a town in southern Washington on the Columbia River. The top part of this piece rotates in the wind.

Humane Society

The Humane Society has moved into new quarters on Old Olympic Highway in Port Angeles. They provide a cute welcome with this mailbox.

There’s a new building on the property called the “Bark House” for dogs.

“Kitty City” houses the cats.

And there’s an office where you can take care of the necessities for adopting a new friend.