A GROWING CONCERN: An homage to the humble dandelion

“GOLDEN GIRL WITH staying power Lowly weed or eager flower Hands of littles Gather first bouquets Hands of wishers Blow seeds away Hands of gardeners… Continue reading

 

HELP LINE: Remain vigilant against scammers

Take survey on area plan for Olympic Area Agency on Aging

 

Coast Guard tales, Queen of Angels fundraiser, bridge tournament coming up on Peninsula

Tales of rough weather rescues, a Queen of Angels fundraiser and a bridge tournament are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula. Information… Continue reading

 

ISSUES OF FAITH: The good, bad in our lives is intertwined

I’VE BEEN FORTUNATE to visit Ukraine a few times, and one of the distinctive characteristics of that country is beautiful, intricate embroidery. It can be… Continue reading

NEWS BRIEFS: Interfaith concert set for tonight … and other items

The Rev. Simon DeVoil will perform a free concert from 7 to 8 tonight. DeVoil will perform at the Big Barn at… Continue reading

PHOTO: Sequim Sunrise Rotary Club recognizes middle school student

Faas Christianson, was named February Middle School Student of the Month by the Sequim Sunrise Rotary Club. Christianson’s favorite subjects are robotics and engineering. He… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Memories of mother with snapdragons and ‘liking butter’

IT’S MOTHERS DAY and that has me in a reflective mood as I look back on being an orphan for the last 5 years. I… Continue reading

HELP LINE: The best gift for Mother’s Day is forgiveness

IN CASE YOU’VE been rudely rousted from a comfy coma in the past six hours, today is Mother’s Day. I can’t imagine any other reason… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Local riders place at equestrian meet

WASHINGTON STATE High School Equestrian Team’s District 4 held its third and final qualifying meet in Vancouver, Wash., last month. Congratulations to Emma Albright for… Continue reading

THE COOKING HOBBYIST: Bagels are more difficult to make than they seem

I’M OVERLY COMPETITIVE in most areas of my life. It has finally seeped into my kitchen. Allow me to explain: A few weeks ago, my… Continue reading

Wearable Art Show to burst open Saturday in Port Townsend

You have your young supermodel with rocket boosters on her boots. There’s the blonde dressed in delicate mesh fruit bags, plus another… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Mother’s Day is complicated

A YOUNG MEMBER of my former congregation once told me that every year on Mother’s Day, she chose to skip church. When I asked her… Continue reading

Deadline approaches for VideOlympics film festival

VideOlympics, a film contest promoting outdoor activities on the Olympic Peninsula, will accept submissions through Sunday. Hosted by the Hurricane Ridge Winter… Continue reading

PHOTO: Cattle graze in sunshine in Sequim

Cattle graze in a pasture near Anderson Road north of Sequim recently. Like last week, the Olympic Peninsula is due for a lot of sunshine… Continue reading

BACK WHEN: Columnist begins new project

After 10 years of writing ‘Back When,’ Alice Alexander says goodbye

HELP LINE: Sometimes OK is the best you can do

I WAS GIVEN a gift the other day, but I don’t think it was intended for me. Here’s what happened: A gal I work with… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Christians suffer persecution worldwide

ON THE EVENING of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews,… Continue reading

Kids’ Fishing Day, purse auction and plant sales galore set on Peninsula

Kids’ Fishing Day, a purse auction and a number of plant sales are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula. Information also is… Continue reading