ISSUES OF FAITH: The conditions that prevail

I ASSUME WE’RE all familiar with the tendency to blame others and outside circumstances for our failures and problems. Paradoxically, however, there’s also a tendency… Continue reading

Sequim students to showcase films, artwork in 13th annual fest and show

The 13th annual Sequim Education Foundation’s Student Film Festival and Art Show are tonight. The festival will begin at 7 p.m. at the… Continue reading

Peninsula College sets full slate of events for Earth Week 2018

A week of activities to bring environmental awareness to students at Peninsula College is the focus of the Associated Student Council’s Earth… Continue reading

Climate lecture, builders’ surplus sale, “Paws and Claws” fundraiser among Peninsula activities

EDITOR’S NOTE: The location of the marine microplastics talk has been corrected. A climate lecture in Forks, a builders’ surplus sale and a “Paws and… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Time for grueling, repetitive, annual seasonal service

TODAY’S THE MIDDLE of late early spring, in five days it will be the middle of spring. Haven’t you been enjoying the fragrance of the… Continue reading

BACK WHEN: Opium use rages in 19th century Port Townsend

IT MIGHT SEEM surprising that in late 19th century Jefferson County, as well as in the rest of the United States, buying, possessing and using… Continue reading

BIRD WATCH: Robins rocket along routine routes

THE FAMILIAR SAYING, “as the crow flies,” is no different than, “as the bird flies.” Simply said, it means “straight.” Bends in the road, hills… Continue reading

HELP LINE: Turning 64 is still no reason to panic

HI. WELCOME TO week two of your “64 checklist.” We started this last week because so many of us freak at age 64, convinced that… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Be an intentional Christian when it comes to domestic violence

“LEARN TO DO good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause” Isaiah 1:17. With the past two months, I… Continue reading

Birders registering now for Olympic BirdFest

Registrations for field trips offered by the 15th annual Olympic BirdFest set Friday through next Sunday continue to pour in, according to Coordinator… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: April prep bears fruit for your garden.

THIS IS NO LATE April Fools’ joke: I am really not a flower guru so much as a soil prep wizard. Your plants can only… Continue reading

BIRD WATCH: Spring birds liven up yard activity

FEB. 28 IS the earliest date for returning rufous hummingbirds in my yard. That was a long time ago. They usually show up within the… Continue reading

HELP LINE: Don’t freak out about turning 65

AS I HAVE pointed out before, on probably too many occasions, we just aren’t dying on schedule anymore. To make things worse, we’ve been so… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Indy running again; high school riders place at meets

I AM OVERJOYED. Yep, my heart was overflowing with joy at the sight of Indy running, bucking and even doin a brief four hooves in… Continue reading

THE COOKING HOBBYIST: A dinner even a dinner-despiser can love

I DESPISE DINNER. It’s not that I mind eating the meal. It’s just such a hassle to plan, prepare and serve dinner. I don’t know… Continue reading

Candidate forum, ‘Catnip and Sip,’ barn dance among activities on Peninsula

A candidate forum, a “Catnip and Sip” event and a free barn dance in Nordland are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Use prayer to find strength to act

“THE HOLY ONE says to Israel: I bade you pray in the synagogue of your city, but if you cannot pray there, pray in your… Continue reading

BACK WHEN: A look at life at the Port Angeles Pilot Station

THERE WERE NO responses to the March picture from the past. The photo was the Port Angeles Pilot Station at Ediz Hook taken in the… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Amazing innovations for gardening

TODAY WE ARE at the beginning of an extremely hectic, labor-intensive, busy, busy time for all gardeners and horticulturalists as “April showers” will be producing… Continue reading

BIRD WATCH: Yard birds lay claim to nesting spots

BY THE TIME the garden work gets serious, our resident birds have already chosen their nesting territory. One of the first to pair off and… Continue reading