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Garden: Invigorates mind, body CONTINUED FROM A1 360-670-8671. Diggers can also preview Also over the next few the gardens any Wednesday weeks, the Cutting Gar- between 10 a.m. and noon. More details on the den’s you-cut rows of dahlias and other blooms will transplant sale and on stay open to the public as 5-foot-round tables and linusual, Catherine said — ens also being sold off await now through the first Sat- at www.CuttingGarden. com. urday of October. Yet the 24-acre spread is Cut-them-yourself mixed bouquets cost $8.50, not closing completely. The Cutting Garden while the garden is open daily 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. farmhouse will be available — but on that last day, Oct. for gatherings of 50 or fewer 6, the flowers will be free for guests — bridal and baby the taking, since that’s the showers, art workshops, annual Clallam County retreats, birthday and anniFarm Tour day. versary parties — for $40 per hour; $30 for nonprofit You-dig party organizations. Later this fall, after the As for the display garTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS dens where the weddings display gardens are scaled take place, the Mixes are down to just the mature ILD HING inviting plant lovers to a trees and shrubs, Catherine will maintain a xeriscape: a Wearing a paper crown, a happy you-dig party. “We’re going to take out low-maintenance, droughtJameson Zierenberg, 8-months, walks 40 or 50 percent of our gar- tolerant refuge. with the help of his mother during the To visitors, Catherine dens,” Catherine said. Walla Walla Public Library’s final early “I thought a fun way to says: “Bring your camera, learning event for the summer, “Wild do it would be invite people bring your paints, and you Rumpus.” are welcome,” between 10 to come dig them up.” September is an ideal a.m. and 4 p.m. most days. It’s a good idea to phone time for transplantation, she added, and it won’t be The Cutting Garden numexpensive: $2.50 per plant ber above to check on for smaller things like Cas- whether an event is hapablanca lilies, and $5 for the pening at the farmhouse, she added. bigger ones, like irises. As the news of no more Shovel-wielding visitors must first make nuptials at The Cutting CONTINUED FROM A1 plans for a massive, $41.7 appointments, by phoning Garden gets out, the million sewer/storm-water He also led beach clean- project on the waterfront ups and was the organizer of that he felt was too costly this year’s Klallam Earth and not good for the environTHE ASSOCIATED PRESS died in Afghanistan. Day celebration in Port ment. “The Combined Sewer Pfc. Michael R. DemarAngeles. SEATTLE — The Army sico II, of North Adams, “It all just shows we all do Outfall (CSO) debate is good things as groups, as about more than just money, said a 20-year-old soldier Mass., died Aug. 16 from families,” Cronauer said in it is the cultural divide from Massachusetts has wounds sustained after he receiving the proclamation. between big infrastructure After buying The Land- and all it embodies versus ing in 2006, Cronauer and local, grassroots neighborhis wife, Sarah, sought to hood environmental responmake it a dynamic center of sibility,” he wrote. “The City of Port Angeles the downtown waterfront CONTINUED FROM A1 Cleland said. sits on the pinnacle of deciarea. The operation is conBefore the sale, “it was sions that will determine The egg management, or ducted under a U.S. Fish the ugly pink elephant that the future of Port Angeles. was not appreciated and Will it be a future of con- “addling,” program is made and Wildlife Service permit. The program cost the kind of joked about,” Kidd sumption or replenish- available to Port Angeles ment? said Friday. downtown building owners association about $800 this “The city government through the Port Angeles year, he said. He and Sarah later opened Wine on the Water- currently supports the con- Downtown Association, front, a wine bar with food struction of a massive, cen- which manages downtown 19 buildings and live music; they made tralized infrastructure proj- parking and levies a reguThe roofs of an average space for art in the Long ect to manage stormwater lar assessment on its 190 of 19 buildings a year in quality. Gallery upstairs and the members. downtown Port Angeles “I am proposing the conLanding Art Gallery downhave had a total of 950 eggs struction of multiple, small, stairs, alongside a pair of Nesting season addled since 2004, Cleland cost effective, storage and popular restaurants, Downsaid. Twice a year around infiltration structures riggers and Smuggler’s “That’s [950] birds that May, during nesting season, spread throughout the city.” Landing. Cronauer grew up in a Department of Agricul- did not join the population,” Agnew, a rural area between ture wildlife specialist he said. ‘Out-of-box thinker’ “That’s how we look at Port Angeles and Sequim. armed with a backpack “Paul is an out-of-the-box He graduated from Sequim sprayer climbs onto the it.” It also at least temporarthinker,” Lusk told the Pen- High School in 1967 and roofs of downtown busiinsula Daily News last from Western Washington nesses that request the ser- ily prevents sea gulls from spring. vice and sprays the oil on rebuilding, in the same University in 1971. “He wants to engage his He worked in construc- any eggs he can find — usu- spot, nests that can reach 6 community in a way that tion contracting in Alaska, ally two to three for every feet in diameter and heights of 2 feet. will change us and bring us Canada and on the North nest, Cleland said. The program addresses forward.” Olympic Peninsula and The oil coats the eggWhile undergoing cancer developed real estate proj- shell, cutting oxygen to the only a small portion of the treatments in Alberta, Can- ects in Port Angeles and embryo or chick and killing problem, Cleland said. The adults eventually ada, he wrote a lengthy other areas. it within a couple of hours, nest elsewhere, though it Peninsula Daily News he said. “Open Letter to the Citizens of Port Angeles” that was published a profile of CroThe wildlife specialist might not be a roof, he said. But has the program run as paid advertisement in nauer in April: http://www. wears a hard hat for protecthe Peninsula Daily News in peninsuladailynews.com/ tion from attacking sea done any noticeable good in a r t i c l e / 2 0 1 2 0 4 2 2 / gulls that are none too Port Angeles, a city that June. It criticized the city’s news/304229980. happy about the intrusion, borders a sea gull-inviting harbor and the Strait of Juan de Fuca? The birds’ feces create unsightly white splatter that coats downtown sidewalks and undermines the city’s efforts to beautify the business area and attract tourists, Ed Bedford, owner of Northwest Sodaworks, said at a Port Angeles Downtown Association meeting last week.

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response is “shock,” Cathe- ness land, back then a big pasture, in 1998. rine said. “My husband is the engineer, the strong back and Other passions the big heart of this place,” But the time has come Catherine said. for her to develop her other For Tom, the best part of passions: art and teaching running The Cutting Garart. den is watching what hapAs her garden grew, pens when people walk in. Catherine has painted it — “They park in an old hay and the stupendous sur- field,” he said, “and then roundings, including her they walk through the tall Olympic Mountain view. grass, get in about 30 feet, She hopes to continue and say, ‘Oh, my God.’ her development as an art“I enjoy that ‘wow’ disist, while teaching painting covery.” at Peninsula College. “When Tom and I moved Invigorating here [in 1999], I was 48: too Something these two exyoung to retire. I got a wild Boeing workers have dishair and decided to put in these gorgeous gardens,” covered: how gardening and otherwise working outdoors Catherine recalled. invigorates body and mind. While Catherine has Wedding business grown her gardens, Tom While she got the wed- has volunteered, and will ding business going to pay continue to work, with the for the gardens, Tom kept Back Country Horsemen of the grounds in shape and Washington on trail-buildran an adjacent horse- ing and maintenance across the Olympic Peninsula. boarding business. “We decided we would He’ll keep that going; those with horses to board stay physically active,” he can reach Tom at 360-582- said, “because we’ve seen that the people who do that 0460. Catherine and Tom have enjoy life.” worked together since 1986, ________ when they were both at Features Editor Diane Urbani Boeing’s Seattle plant. de la Paz can be reached at 360They married in 1991 452-2345, ext. 5062, or at diane. and bought their Dunge- urbani@peninsuladailynews.com.

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“I really think it’s a serious issue,” said Bedford, also board vice president of the Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce. “I think it’s getting worse, not better.” The sea gull droppings also have compromised the association’s “Our Community At Work: Painting Downtown” project, a storefront spruce-up and painting program, Executive Director Barb Frederick said. “It’s very disheartening to look at a building you’ve spent so much time to look nice with white splotches all over it,” she said. But downtown association board member Richard Stephens said he believes the program “has made a

real difference” in the amount of bird droppings on downtown sidewalks. “It’s not as bad, but it still is a problem,” he added. Evan Brown, co-owner of Brown’s Outdoor, who has had eggs abated once on his roof, said the program appears to have reduced the number of sea gulls downtown. “I can remember it being far worse than this,” he said Saturday. Brown’s roof was eggless this year during nesting season. “It just a matter of getting them deterred so they don’t nest on the buildings anymore,” he said. The only way to gauge the impact of the program would be to conduct bird counts, Cleland said. Ken Gruver, assistant director of the WashingtonAlaska Wildlife Services Program, said it is “very rare” that the program receives complaints from citizens concerned with animal cruelty. Moore is “a rehabber. I want to save everything,” she said Friday. But she said she understands why there would be an oiling program that destroys sea gull eggs. She said the center is raising two sea gull chicks that someone had placed in a box and abandoned. “It’s a constant cleaning,” she said of caring for the birds. “What goes in comes out twofold, and they are messy.” She said she understands, too, that business owners must protect their investments. “I just think it’s sad that they are taking these measures, but something has to be done. They have to do something to make it more people friendly, unfortunately.” Verraes said she and a friend were recently having lunch on the deck of a restaurant in Port Townsend when a sea gull “just nailed” the friend with feces that landed on her friend’s hair and clothes. “It fouls up some fun, for sure,” Verraes said.

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Briefly . . . Arrest made in slaying at Seattle site SEATTLE — Bail has been set at $1 million for a 51-year-old man arrested in connection with the brutal slaying of a man at a Seattle assisted-living facility last year. KIRO-TV reported that Charles Jungbluth was arrested by Snohomish County sheriff’s deputies Thursday at the request of Seattle police. He appeared in court Friday and is being held in King County Jail in lieu of bond. Seventy-year-old Francis Patrick Fleming was found dead in his apartment in December following a robbery. Investigators say DNA evidence found inside Fleming’s ransacked apartment led police to Jungbluth. Prosecutors have till Tuesday to file charges.

Anti-coal measure

BELLINGHAM — An anti-coal group is asking a state appeals court to allow on the November ballot an initiative that would block the transport of coal through Bellingham. County election officials say the deadline to add the measure to ballots and voter’s pamphlets is fast approaching. Whatcom County Superior Court Judge Charles Snyder on Aug. 3 granted the city of Bellingham an injunction that blocks the measure from the ballot. Coal Free Bellingham is seeking to lift that injunction. The Bellingham Herald reported that the ordinance would ban the transport of coal on the city’s roads or railways and is partly intended to foil a proposal ________ by SSA Marine to build a Senior Staff Writer Paul Gottlieb coal and bulk cargo export can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5060, or at paul.gottlieb@ facility at Cherry Point. The Associated Press peninsuladailynews.com.

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