Leah Leach

Sequim legislator co-sponsors bill to make daylight saving time permanent

State Sen. Kevin Van De Wege is co-sponsoring legislation to put Washington state on record as favoring year-long daylight saving time, if Congress… Continue reading

Peninsula residents create safety net through Home Fund

You did it. You created a safety net for our neighbors on the North Olympic Peninsula. Thank you. Despite stock market jitters and the press… Continue reading

Party leaders to face off in United Way Hot Wings Contest tonight

The gauntlet has been thrown and the challenge accepted: county political party leaders will battle with hot wings. Matthew Rainwater, Clallam County… Continue reading

Drill and rifle competition set Saturday

Roughriders are among the students from seven schools who will participate in a drill and rifle competition from 9:30 a.m. to 5… Continue reading

Port Angeles chamber to honor community contributors

The Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce has announced its finalists for its 2018 Citizen of the Year and five other awards.… Continue reading

Play about 1939 Chimacum Grange to be cast next week

Auditions for the world premiere of a one-act play written by a Port Townsend author, “The Grange,” are planned from 3 p.m. to… Continue reading

Peninsula Home Fund campaign nears end but benefits will continue all through 2019

New Year’s Eve — is the last day of the 2018 campaign for donations to the Peninsula Home Fund. All contributions to the… Continue reading

Home Fund donation a gift to your neighbors

By Leah Leach Peninsula Daily News As Christmas nears, consider expanding your gift list just slightly to include a small donation to the Peninsula Home… Continue reading

NEWS BRIEF: Meeting date moved to end of December

Jefferson County commissioners plan to appoint a District Court judge for 13 days because of a state law. Commissioners will consider on… Continue reading

Paul Gottlieb/Peninsula Daily News Christmas lights and temporary seating are part of the present interior of the Lincoln Theater in Port Angeles, shown here from the balcony during intermission for Snow White and the Five Housemates.A balcony.

‘Snow White’ not the end of the story: Lincoln Theater in Port Angeles expected to house another holiday production in 2019

“Snow White and the Five Housemates” has started a new tradition at the Lincoln Theater, said Marc Abshire, Port Angeles Regional Chamber… Continue reading

Paul Gottlieb/Peninsula Daily News Christmas lights and temporary seating are part of the present interior of the Lincoln Theater in Port Angeles, shown here from the balcony during intermission for Snow White and the Five Housemates.A balcony.

Bezos’ preschools come as rich get richer, more generous

From Jeff Bezos’ free preschools to Andrew Carnegie’s public libraries, education stands out as a favourite cause… Continue reading

Anderson Lake open for fishing with warning signs erected on banks

Anderson Lake is open for fishing — but with a warning. Tests on two consecutive samples taken from the lake — on Nov.… Continue reading

Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus (portrayed by Joe Borden and his wife, Tawana Borden, arrive by fire truck at Centennial Place in downtown Sequim during festivites on Saturday to kick off the holiday season. Holiday-goers were serenaded with Christmas music and youngsters were given the opportunity to reveal their gift wishes to the Jolly Old Elf.

Thanksgiving weekend sales steady on Peninsula

Retailers across the North Olympic Peninsula reported steady sales Thanksgiving weekend. “Black Friday was absolutely crazy; it was a madhouse in here,” said Susan Erdmann,… Continue reading

Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus (portrayed by Joe Borden and his wife, Tawana Borden, arrive by fire truck at Centennial Place in downtown Sequim during festivites on Saturday to kick off the holiday season. Holiday-goers were serenaded with Christmas music and youngsters were given the opportunity to reveal their gift wishes to the Jolly Old Elf.

Drier climate predicted for Northwest

The Fourth National National Climate Assessment report released Friday predicts that the Northwest will become drier and lose many of its subalpine trees to insects… Continue reading

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                                St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Port Townsend served a record number of meals Wednesday as part of its Wednesday Just Soup program. Volunteers Erica Bauermeister, left, and Anna Wilke served up a full Thanksgiving feast prepared by members of the congregation.

Traditional Thanksgiving dinners slated in Jefferson

Free community feasts are planned in Jefferson County today. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Port Townsend hosted a traditional Thanksgiving dinner Wednesday. Most other meals… Continue reading

Jeannie McMacken/Peninsula Daily News
                                St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Port Townsend served a record number of meals Wednesday as part of its Wednesday Just Soup program. Volunteers Erica Bauermeister, left, and Anna Wilke served up a full Thanksgiving feast prepared by members of the congregation.

Forks raising funds for Gold Star Families Memorial

Organizers are appealing to the public for funds to erect a memorial for families who have lost loved ones in combat. The Gold… Continue reading

Quilcene Gallery to host first art show

The Quilcene Gallery will host, beginning today, the first-ever show since its 25-year historic restoration was completed. The building received the historic preservation… Continue reading

More Hood Canal Bridge closures begin Monday

A project to replace or repair equipment that operates the Hood Canal Bridge’s drawspan will cause intermittent closures Monday through Friday nights. During… Continue reading

Short delays expected on 101 around Lake Crescent

Guardrail installation, ditch cleaning and striping of fog lines will continue on U.S. Highway 101 around Lake Crescent this week. Drivers… Continue reading

Green art, fiber art displayed on Port Townsend Gallery Walk

Green art, fiber art and nature art are among the offerings on the Port Townsend Gallery Walk on Saturday. The monthly Gallery… Continue reading