Sequim City Band sets holiday concert for Sunday

The Sequim City Band will present a concert of Christmas classics at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Sequim High School auditorium, 533 N.… Continue reading

Choo Choo rides, Christmas party, owl class among Peninsula activities

Choo Choo rides, a Kids’ Christmas Party and a class on owls are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula. Information also is… Continue reading

Church hosts second family-friendly holiday event

Newlife Church in Sequim is throwing a Jingle Jam Family Christmas celebration to kick off the first day of winter break for Sequim… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Advent signals the coming of Jesus

YOU MIGHT HAVE never heard of Sean Parker, but you probably use his product. Parker is Facebook’s founding president. In a recent story on,… Continue reading

Biscuits and buddies: Gatheringplace in Port Townsend offers activities, calendars

In the back of the Skookum building on Benedict Street, biscuits are the order of the day. On Fridays, volunteers at Gatheringplace… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: 13 chores to do in December

WHILE IT IS December, it is not winter. There is plenty of fall yard work yet to do. Here are 13 jobs to do during… Continue reading

BIRD WATCH: Finding migrating birds provides nice break

LARGE PONDS AND small lakes offer some of the best winter birding habitat. Sometimes the one lone bird you find is a surprise. On other… Continue reading

Deadline nears for Young Artist Competition application

Applications for the 2018 Nico Snel Young Artist Competition are being accepted now. The deadline is Dec. 15. The competition — set… Continue reading

HELP LINE: New Medicare card numbers are coming

I WANT TO go back over a couple of things today, because a lot of you are contacting me about them, asking me to go… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Teen riders need to practice this winter

THIS TIME OF year it can be difficult for high school equestrians to keep a horse in top athletic condition for competitive events such as… Continue reading

NJROTC competition results

The Port Angeles High School Navy Junior Officers’ Reserve Training Corps participated in its first cadet competition this year.… Continue reading

  • Dec 10, 2017

PENINSULA KITCHEN: Remember to enjoy the little moments

THE TELEVISION AND internet ads are claiming this to be a beautiful time of the year. Some might even declare it “The most wonderful time… Continue reading

Christmas story to come alive in Living Nativity tour

Sequim Valley Nazarene Church is starting a new Christmas tradition this year with a “Living Nativity” tour church officials hope to continue for… Continue reading

Daddy-Daughter Dance, children’s event set this week

The annual Cherish Our Children event in La Push and a Daddy-Daughter Dance in Port Angeles are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic… Continue reading

Hitting high notes: Sequim choir program sending a record 20 to All-State Choir

In all the years choral teacher John Lorentzen has taught at Sequim High School, he has never had as many as 20 students… Continue reading

Hundreds gather for tree lighting, Santa visit in Port Townsend

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in downtown Port Townsend as the holiday season is underway. Hundreds filled Washington Street… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Poinsettias require exact conditions

SO HERE WE are. December. In the last month of the year. As the calendar closes down for this year, and last week’s column about… Continue reading

BACK WHEN: Readers share memories of Hay’s Farm

THERE WERE LOTS of responses to the November picture from the past and although two people thought it was somewhere else, most readers recognized it… Continue reading

BIRD WATCH: Here comes the sun

IN LESS THAN three weeks we will turn the corner. If you have been reading this column for even a short time, you will know… Continue reading

HELP LINE: Don’t get lost in terminology

ARE WE UP for a little bit of this and that? OK, here’s a this: You might recall I’ve been warning you periodically that next… Continue reading