A GROWING CONCERN: The three tenets of pruning

Last week we learned the seven reasons to prune; now we whittle that number further, to the three ever-present tenets of pruning. 1. Have confidence.… Continue reading

 

BACK WHEN: The history of the historians of Jefferson County: Part I

EDITOR’S NOTE: This month’s Jefferson County history column is the first in a series of three about local history resources in the county. This month… Continue reading

 

BIRD WATCH: Birds of a feather flock together

what do they have in common? They’re cousins. They are also among the most captivating members in the… Continue reading

 

HELP LINE: It’s time to talk filing taxes

TAXES. TAXES. TAXES. Yes, I was hoping to get your attention, on the off chance that you might still be groping around for a doable… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Getting to know God might make eternity heavenly

I VISIT MY mom as often as I can as she lives in an assisted living place in Bellevue. The thing you notice right away… Continue reading

Women’s March, community awards among Peninsula activities

A Women’s March, community awards, a discussion on net pens and a Lake Crescent-U.S. Highway 101 project open house are are among the upcoming activities… Continue reading

Madame Iris Mirror is culprit in Sequim’s ‘Whodunnit Downtown?’ case

Port Angeles residents won the prize in the Case of the Silver Lining Secret Formula during the Sequim-Dungness Valley Chamber Merchant Group and… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: For many reasons, now is the time to prune

PRUNING. THERE IS no question in my mind that, by far, the best thing that I do horticulturally is pruning. But that is only because… Continue reading

BIRD WATCH: Tiny teal are eye-catching attraction

COMBINE A CLEAR, crisp winter day with an estuary’s quiet backwater, and you can almost always expect to see several green-winged teal. This smallest of… Continue reading

HELP LINE: Equitable relief extended through Sept. 30

THIS COLUMN IS going to be about health insurance, and it’s going to be pretty technical. What I’m going to go on about won’t touch… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Port Angeles couple make saddles, other leather goods

HELLO EVERYONE, MEET the Millers. After meeting Guy and Kathy Miller last weekend I was excited to discover they are among the excellent artisans and… Continue reading

PENINSULA KITCHEN: Kale offers tasty green way to New Year

IT SHOULDN’T COME as a huge surprise to anyone who knows me or has read many of my columns, that I don’t prescribe to the… Continue reading

English country dance, alpaca ranch, ski film planned this weekend

An English country dance, an alpaca ranch tour and a skiing film are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula. Information also is… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Focus on Jesus – and take heart

LAST YEAR CONTAINED enough catastrophes and crises to produce a lot of angst in this country and around the world. Bombings, shootings, flooding, earthquakes, wildfires,… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Resolve to attend garden extravaganza

SO HERE WE are in a new year, with strands of tinsel still clinging to the carpet, empty bottles of champagne in the recycle bin… Continue reading

BACK WHEN: Few readers share memories of Port Angeles bank

ONLY FOUR PEOPLE responded to the December “picture from the past” although I know many others recognized this famous bank. It was Olympic State Bank… Continue reading

BIRD WATCH: Feed faithfully for best birding benefits

There are rewards for feeding birds. Yes, it gives us pleasure but that can vary in a variety of ways. Faithful feeding brings the best… Continue reading

HELP LINE: Seniors are not all the same

SOMETIMES, SOMETHING COMES along that reminds me that I have one of the best, if not one of the most lucrative, jobs in the time… Continue reading

Tree planting, story slam, art among Peninsula activities

Tree planting, a story slam and an art exhibition are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula. Information also is available on the… Continue reading