THE COOKING HOBBYIST: Always be sure you have a complete recipe

THIS IS MY 12th monthly cooking column. It’s hard to believe I’ve been doing this for about a year now. I thought now would be… Continue reading

Farming film, flannel dance and Spanish party set on Peninsula

A film on farming, a community flannel dance and a Spanish language party are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula. Information also… Continue reading

Sequim composer sees popularity grow in Japan thanks to figure skating phenom Rika Kihira

Thanks to a fiery fan base in Japan for figure skater Rika Kihira, Jennifer Thomas’ music is on the rise across the Pacific… Continue reading

Sequim’s ‘Whodunnit’ winner announced

Pamela Newman of Sequim was the winner of the “Whodunnit Downtown? — The Case of the Mistaken Tin Foil Hat” mystery contest during… Continue reading

Churches partner to bring ‘Perspectives’ course to Sequim

After a few years off, attendees of the “Perspectives on the World Christian Movement” course said it remains as pertinent to their beliefs… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: New year, new to do list

may all your gardens be weed-free and your flowers and bushes grow as fast as the horsetail. Here we go,… Continue reading

BACK WHEN: No comments received regarding Salad Bowl photo

THERE WERE NO responses to the December photo of the past which surprised me as I thought many would recognize The Salad Bowl lunch counter.… Continue reading

BIRD WATCH: After 50 years Joan Carson bids farewell to column, readers

THIS IS A difficult column to write. Traditionally, one’s retirement is a reason to celebrate. I don’t really feel like celebrating, but maybe that will… Continue reading

HELP LINE: There are steps to making in-home care work

LET’S BEGIN TODAY by making what might or might not be an obvious observation: The vast majority of us will never see the inside of… Continue reading

Hula dancing, habits of cougars lecture among Peninsula offerings

Hula dancing, a Build-It program and a lecture on the habits of cougars are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula. Information also… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Seeking to feed and shelter your soul

THIS CAT SHOWED up on our doorstep about a year ago. We seemed to have a lot of cats in our yard, as we have… Continue reading

PHOTO: End of the holiday season

Elijah Hammel of the Port Angeles Parks Department watches as the crown of the downtown Port Angeles Christmas tree falls to the ground after cutting… Continue reading

Walk in Port Townsend woods marks first day of the year for Native Plant Society

The Olympic Peninsula chapter of the Native Plant Society took a walk in the woods to celebrate the new year. “The group… Continue reading

PHOTO: Last rays of 2018 in Port Townsend

Nils Dickmann and his children Emma, 5, and Claus, 9, watch the alpenglow and lenticular cloud formation on Mount Rainier from Pope Marine Park as… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Planting resolutions for a new year

JUST LOOK HOW much difference a week can make. Already the sun has moved off it’s noon nadir, the daylight length is getting measurably longer… Continue reading

HELP LINE: It’s time to make resolutions for 2019

IT’S ALMOST NEW Year’s Eve, and you know what that means: Right. And, well, sure. Why not? Another thing that New Year’s Eve inevitably means… Continue reading

Sequim’s Carson Holt selected for VFW essay competition

Carson Holt, a junior at Sequim High School, was recently selected the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) District 14 Voice of Democracy audio… Continue reading

‘Messiah’ sing-along set for Saturday in Sequim

The 19th annual Community Singalong of Handel’s “Messiah” is set for 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. The sing-along will be in the… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: It’s time for resolutions to be made

SOMETIMES BEING “CAUGHT in the middle” is an awkward, uncomfortable position. But today, on this particular Friday, we’re in a great position. We’re caught in… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Cleaning up nature’s unwanted help

WITH CHRISTMAS BEING just 2 days away, I usually write a Christmas-themed column; but with the weather of late, I will just sing a quick… Continue reading