PHOTO: Cutting edge recycling work in Port Townsend

Mandi Johnson, Americorp volunteer at the Marine Science Center in Port Townsend, uses a box cutter to cut the netting around a crab pot for… Continue reading

PHOTO: One wheel on the floor in Port Angeles

Claire Smith and Sophia Parsinen peddle together while Matthew Lymen in the background rides a special 6-foot unicycle during a Hamilton Hot Wheels performance at… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Keep warm weather from wreaking havoc

I KNOW I promised you some more on pruning, but I’ve made some observations during this mid-winter week while driving to and from various yards.… Continue reading

HELP LINE: Volunteering can be the best ‘bad time’ ever

I THINK MOST of us are familiar, directly or indirectly, with the phrase, “For a good time, call …” But how about “For a bad… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Port Townsend certified trainer helps teach riders

ACCORDING TO CHRISTINE Headley “family are friends and friends become family” at the Heron Pond Farm Equestrian Center in Port Townsend. The United States Dressage… Continue reading

PENINSULA KITCHEN: Compare different recipes for taste, quickness

IT MAY COME as no surprise that I receive cookbooks for holiday gifts. This year was no exception. From my mother-in-law I received “Jerusalem: A… Continue reading

Federal workers invited to free dinner, free screening of “I Am Not Your Negro” among Peninsula events

A special welcome for federal workers to a free community dinner, a free screening of “I Am Not Your Negro,” field trips and bingo are… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Are there emotional vampires in your life?

I AWOKE ONE morning with a strange sense that there was someone in the room with me. Not a real person, mind you, but a… Continue reading

Local expert tells how to make sourdough

Victoria Redhead Miller, author of “From No-knead to Sourdough: A Simpler Approach to Handmade Bread,” will present “Make Your Own Sourdough” at two… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: To thin or to head? That is the question

THE GREAT, WARM, unseasonably nice weather continues, so now your pruning must really begin in earnest. So, again today we will continue our pruning course,… Continue reading

HELP LINE: We fall for scams because we want to believe

I HOPE WE’RE all taking a moment to congratulate ourselves. We got through Medicare Part D open enrollment, Thanksgiving, Christmas (or whatever you might celebrate),… Continue reading

Young Artist Competitions set for Saturday in Port Angeles

The music of Vivaldi, Bach and Lalo, plus Severn’s “Polish Dance,” Tomaso Vitali’s “Chaconne” and Fritz Kreisler’s “La Gitana” will come alive… Continue reading

Drennan & Ford kicks off ninth ‘Operation Valentine’ program

Drennan & Ford Funeral Home and Crematory has started its ninth annual “Operation Valentine” collection program — a project encouraging students, teachers,… Continue reading

Blacklight dodgeball, deep sea geology, plays, dances lined up on Peninsula

Blacklight dodgeball, deep sea geology, and plays and dances are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula. Information also is available on the… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: All a part of the divine plan

IT IS A story that goes all the way back to the beginning of creation. Heard in the echoes of the inner chambers of God’s… Continue reading

PHOTO: Drilling in the basics at ROTC competition in Port Angeles

Members of the Port Angeles High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps perform in an armed drill for the judges during Saturday’s Northwest Drill… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Learning to prune with confidence

turning out in droves to prune away the lights at the Winter… Continue reading

HELP LINE: Tax-Aide volunteers preparing to provide help

PRESUMABLY, MOST OF us have the holidays behind us. OK, true, there might still be a few unidentified leftovers behind the milk and the unsolicited… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Now is the time to prepare for an emergency

WE LIVE IN an era when we are constantly told to be prepared in case of an earthquake or other natural disaster. Are you heeding… Continue reading

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