Barbecue and farmstand opening cooking this week

A community barbecue, a farmstand opening and a peace portrait anniversary are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula. Information also is available… Continue reading

Clallam County physicians offer grants, scholarships

Clallam County Physicians Community Benefit Fund is accepting applications for academic scholarships in medically-related fields and medically-related community grants to be awarded… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Freedom of religion does not stand independently

MY COLUMN THIS month, as we approach the celebration of Independence Day, will reflect on one of our nation’s valued freedoms, “freedom of religion.” “Freedom… Continue reading

Flapjack benefit, Peninsula geology on weekend menu

A lecture on the Olympic Peninsula’s changing geology and a breakfast benefit for animal welfare are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Roses require lots of work for lots of payoff

“ROSES ARE RED, Violets are blue, A rose by any other name, Is still labor-intensive to you!” OK, maybe I have mixed my metaphors but… Continue reading

BIRD WATCH: Pacific-slope flycatcher are masters of camouflage

FEW BIRDS ARE as well camouflaged as those in the Empidonax Complex. Drab, greenish-gray plumage makes it possible for them to blend in with their… Continue reading

HELP LINE: Demographics show who older Americans are

EXACTLY WHO DO you think you are? Or, more to the point, exactly who do we think we are? Exactly. About this time every year… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Getting back in the saddle

RIDING THROUGH OUR local forests, experiencing the glorious sights and sounds of nature, fills me with both joy and inner peace. Sadly, I’ve had too… Continue reading

PENINSULA KITCHEN: For a change of pace, make your own soap

TAKING A BREAK from the kitchen this week, I thought I’d share a recipe meant for the laundry room. This recipe came to me from… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Seek God for the rest you truly need

“COME TO ME, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest,” (Mat 11:28 ESV). I assumed I had thought of… Continue reading

Volunteer trail work party Saturday

A volunteer work party for maintenance of the city of Port Townsend’s trail system will take place at Bishop Park from 9… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: There are tricks to creating beautiful bouquets

WELL, THIS PAST week has been interesting: Hail, wind, rain, cool nights and now sunny warm days. Summertime here on the Olympic Peninsula (well soon,… Continue reading

BACK WHEN: Quarantine Stations, Part I: The Federal Marine Quarantine Station for Puget Sound at Diamond Point

AS EARLY AS 1799, the newly formed United States government began to enact laws to reduce the possibility for the introduction of infectious diseases such… Continue reading

BIRD WATCH: Birds provide unexpected encounters

A RECENT PHOTO sent by email immediately grabbed my attention. The subject, a red-tailed hawk, isn’t an unusual photographic subject but this one was. It… Continue reading

HELP LINE: It’s time to be done with ‘should’

LAST WEEK, I went on about time. Well, more specifically, the fact that we even care about this thing called time because of an unfortunate… Continue reading

‘Leaving Iowa’ set to run at OTA starting tonight

Relive all your childhood memories of backseat sibling bickering and all the quirks of the family road trip in Olympic Theatre Arts upcoming… Continue reading

Father’s Day events, Rakers Car Show this week

Special Father’s Day events in Brinnon and Sequim and the annual Rakers Car Show in Port Townsend are among the upcoming activities on the North… Continue reading

Graduation ceremonies set on Peninsula this weekend

North Olympic Peninsula graduation and commencement ceremonies are set this weekend. The region’s 10 high schools and Peninsula College are celebrating the class of 2018,… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Learn from the past or risk repeating it

IN NUMBERS 11: 1-29, a recent Torah portion read in Jewish communities, the Israelites are wandering the desert complaining about the lack of food and… Continue reading

Pinning ceremony Saturday

The public is invited to attend Peninsula College’s Medical Assisting Program annual pinning ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday. Graduates from prior years… Continue reading