2018 Winterfest raises $55K for Hurricane Ridge activities

With 350 people in attendance, the 2018 Winterfest gala raised more than $55,000 to promote all facets of winter recreational activities at… Continue reading

PHOTO: Holiday season begins in Port Angeles

People gather around the Christmas tree at the Conrad Dyar Memorial Fountain in downtown Port Angeles shortly after it was lit Saturday night. The 35-foot… Continue reading

PHOTO: Sharing big Christmas wishes at Lake Crescent

Santa Claus arrived at Lake Crescent Lodge on Saturday during the lodge’s annual lighting ceremony. An estimated 200 people, mostly children, came to see Santa… Continue reading

PHOTO: Talents showcased in Port Townsend Arts Guild sale

Artisan James Arrabito discusses his copper and brass work with customer Jenita Hunnicutt of Monroe at the Port Townsend Arts Guild Holiday Craft Sale on… Continue reading

PHOTO: Litter-ally cleaning Port Townsend

Maren Santiago, left, of Tacoma and Tracy Grisman of Port Townsend were part of Litterati, a group of 12 women who dressed up to pick… Continue reading

PHOTO: Santa comes to Port Angeles

Santa Claus, portrayed by Bob Bronsink, talks with Asher McDonald, 12, of Port Angeles aboard a Clallam Transit bus after Santa’s arrival by public transportation… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: The other December list

FIRST AND FOREMOST, I must thank not only the community at large, but the dozens and dozens of gardeners who heeded the plea to help… Continue reading

BIRD WATCH: November’s varied visitors

EVEN WHEN THE sun is shining, shady spots or even partially sunny places, seem darker at this time of the year. The bird bathing in… Continue reading

HELP LINE: Here’s a letter to Dad who needs to read it

I SUPPOSE YOU’VE heard that the Social Security/Supplemental Security Income [SSI] COLA for 2019 will be 2.8 percent, right? And that they haven’t figured out… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Group helps challenge riders to hitch up in winter

WHO AMONG US relishes saddling up and riding when it’s bone-chilling cold outside? Not me. I’ve never been one to tolerate the cold well. I’m… Continue reading

PENINSULA KITCHEN: An old dessert adds a sparkle to Thanksgiving

I MET A reader in the bulk section of our local food store last week. These conversations generally start out in a certain way with… Continue reading

Caroling, flugelhorns and birding set for week

Christmas caroling, flugelhorn music and a birding lecture are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula. Information also is available on the interactive… Continue reading

Fiber arts show, sale set for Saturday

The North Olympic Fiber Arts Festival Fiber Arts Show and Sale will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The show —… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Finding ways to be thankful

THANKSGIVING IS A great holiday. But today is the day after Thanksgiving. Now what? Wait another year until we’re thankful again? Of course not. We… Continue reading

PHOTO: Free feast fixings in Port Townsend

The Port Townsend Food Bank handed out the fixings for Thanksgiving meals for 450 families Wednesday, despite the power outage that lasted… Continue reading

Sequim man celebrates donating 100 pints of blood

Doug Brundage, 62, recently hit the centennial mark for giving. He gave his 100th pint of blood through Bloodworks Northwest at a mobile… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Black Friday, warm heart

IT LOOKS LIKE our nasty weather has finally arrived, right on the tails of a beautiful, record-breaking Monday, warm and mild shirt-sleeve weather, on Veterans… Continue reading

BIRD WATCH: It makes perfect birdsense

The effect barometric pressure has on birds’ lives has been widely studied and written about. However, just when you think you have it down, the… Continue reading

HELP LINE: We age because it’s our job to and to help each other

FOR REASONS THAT don’t warrant repeating, I noticed the other day that I’ve been doing this little column for 941 weeks. So 941 weeks divided… Continue reading

Heart for the Arts to celebrate artists

Olympic Theatre Arts will show off a wide selection of regional artwork tonight in a preview of the inaugural fundraiser, “Heart for the… Continue reading