A GROWING CONCERN: Summer isn’t over

Hold your horses folks, or at least the hand trowels, hoses and shovels. Repeat after me: “Summer is not over.” That’s right. We still have… Continue reading

BACK WHEN: Clallam County stills were confiscated during Prohibition

SEVERAL READERS RECOGNIZED the August picture from the past as stills captured in 1923-26. The photo came from the collection of Mary DeLong’s grandfather, Sheriff… Continue reading

BIRD WATCH: Spend energy wisely as summer turns to fall

A FEW DAYS ago, I heard several people talking about the “dog days of summer.” That reminded me of Nat King Cole’s “crazy, hazy days… Continue reading

HELP LINE: Don’t forget the warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease

LAST WEEK I presented, verbatim, the Alzheimer’s Associations’ “Principles for a Dignified Diagnosis” because I thought it was important. I still do. Another thing that… Continue reading

Fly-in, free concert, bicycling on Peninsula

A fly-in in Sekiu, a free concert at Fort Flagler and a Port Townsend biking presentation are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Friendship means more

NO LONGER DO I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for… Continue reading

History to come to life at Green River Mountain Men’s annual rendezvous

The Green River Mountain Men will present their annual rendezvous at the Peninsula Longrifle’s location just south of Sequim this coming Saturday and… Continue reading

PHOTO: Don’t re-invent the wheel, maintain it

Port Townsend Cycle School instructor Ric Hjertberg, left, demonstrates how to straighten bowed spokes to Erik Pugh of Olympia during a wheel building class held… Continue reading

2018 North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival calls for artists

The 13th-annual North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival is calling for artists to enter “Transformative Style – Originality, Revolution & Repute,” a juried fiber… Continue reading


IN THE LAST several weeks, numerous people have either asked about brown lawns or complained and pleaded with me to write something about people’s brown… Continue reading

BIRD WATCH: To avoid offense, give birds warning before a trip

THERE IS ONE question this column receives throughout the year but it is asked most frequently during the summer months and in the middle of… Continue reading

HELP LINE: Learn how to treat those with Alzheimer’s’s disease

SOMETIMES YOU JUST come across something important. This is one of those times. I recently attended a presentation on Alzheimer’s disease, which included people with… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: 4-H clubs teach the love and work of owning a horse

A FLYING HORSE at the Clallam County Fair? If there’d been a stronger wind last Saturday afternoon you might have seen one due to a… Continue reading

PENINSULA KITCHEN: Seize the moment for heat-loving summer vegetables

FROM A NORTHWEST locavore’s perspective late August is the long-awaited time of year when we can finally access locally grown, vine-ripened tomatoes and peppers. Marinara… Continue reading

Sequim woman receives aviation award

To sum up her life and love of aviation in a few words, Donna Wilson-Sommer said: “It’s been a joy ride.” A Sequim… Continue reading

Brinnon celebration, car wash, outdoor movie set for the week

A Brinnon celebration, an outdoor movie and car wash are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula. Information also is available on the… Continue reading

Farmland conservation in spotlight at annual Friends of the Fields Harvest Dinner

Seats are on sale for the 19th annual Friends of the Fields Harvest Dinner, the largest event in Clallam County that is solely… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Beware of theocracy

WHEN THE U.S. Constitution was ratified, Jews looked to this new country as a place where they would be safe from persecution, not only because… Continue reading

Photo contest deadline Sept. 7

The Dungeness River Management Team will host a photo contest in conjunction with its 30-year anniversary. Contest submissions are due by Sept. 7.… Continue reading

PHOTO: Getting ready for school

Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News With school opening just around the corner, Port Angeles High School had its registration days this week for all classes,… Continue reading