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

HORSEPLAY: Rescue horses need care, attention

IS IT TRUE blonds have more fun? As a gray-haired brunette I don’t have expertise in that area, but I can tell you Fox-Bell Farm… Continue reading

PENINSULA KITCHEN: Collard greens and black-eyed peas bring luck, prosperity

WITH CHRISTMAS JUST a couple of days away, I find myself thinking ahead. New Year’s Day is coming and I can’t help thinking about culinary… Continue reading

‘The Boys in the Boat’ back on track for major motion picture

Already the subject of a top-selling book and PBS documentary, the story of Joe Rantz and his fellow Olympic Games gold medalists appears to be… Continue reading

Holiday market, paper craft-making, special performances planned on Peninsula

A holiday market, paper craft-making and special performances are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula. Information also is available on the interactive… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Don’t fear the darkness of winter, embrace it

DECEMBER, MOST EVERYONE complains, is far too dark. The shortened days force us indoors. The temperature dips uncomfortably low. It feels foreboding. To me, the… Continue reading

Sequim author shares perspective of women in Forest Service

Lauren Turner of Sequim hopes to give women an exclusive look at the career opportunities available to women in the U.S. Forest Service… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Finding light in a dark world

IT IS OVERWHELMING how dark it becomes on the Olympic Peninsula after the sun sets. You can experience this every time you walk down the… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Planning now saves work later

THE WINTER SOLSTICE is this week, Friday at 2:23 p.m. And thus, at 2:24 p.m. the sun begins its return back to our northern reaches.… Continue reading

BIRD WATCH: Winter warblers welcome

“IS THE TOWNSEND’S warbler rare around here in the winter?” The question was a good one. A long, long time ago, I would have thought… Continue reading

HELP LINE: The state will not take away your house

“THE STATE WILL take the house!” No, it won’t. Now, let’s back up: Obviously, I go on and on about where to call, or look… Continue reading

PHOTO: Sequim Valley Car Club donates to toy drive

Sequim Valley Car Club members Jerry and Alene Grant, along with Clallam County Fire District No. 3 Capt. Chris Turner, unload toys from the Grants’… Continue reading

Madrigal dinner, free veterans’ meal on Peninsula

A holiday madrigal dinner, a musical luncheon and a free dinner for veterans are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula. Information also… Continue reading

Men’s gospel group, women’s gospel choir join voices for concerts

The Peninsula Men’s Gospel Singers have invited women to join their ranks for this season’s annual Christmas concerts. PMGS director Michael Rivers has been asked… Continue reading

Green thumbs to talk gardening planning calendars

Local Master Gardeners Amanda Rosenberg, Muriel Nesbitt and Jan Danford will talk Thursday about a year’s growing season — from seed start… Continue reading

PHOTO: An icy ride in Port Angeles

Brad Schroeder of Sequim pushes his 7-year-old daughter Madelynne, front, and her 6-year-old friend Piper Cook, middle, at the Port Angeles Winter Ice Village on… Continue reading

PHOTO: A spot of honey at vintage market in Port Angeles

Dana Snell of Port Angeles, left, receives a jar of honey from Meg Depew of Sequim Bee Farm on Friday at the Vintage Market fair… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Right plant/Right spot

AS WE BEGIN our trek through December and into the new year, we enter the best time of year to plant. The weather is cool… Continue reading