BACK WHEN: A naturalist explores Puget Sound

ALTHOUGH IT IS likely that scientists accompanied the earlier Spanish explorers on their voyages to our area, the first documented studies of the flora, fauna,… Continue reading

Band, choir director Rodes looks to set tone at Sequim Middle School

George Rodes is back in his comfort zone… that is, in a band room. “Music is a learning vehicle,” Rodes said. “You don’t… Continue reading

BIRD WATCH: Identifying Russian birds was no easy task

SOMETIMES, THE BIRDS we can’t identify are the most memorable. These are the ones we can never forget. On a recent trip to Russia, my… Continue reading

HELP LINE: ‘Mom won’t make it’ if Congress doesn’t act

A COUPLE OF weeks ago, I did a column on Social Security. More specifically, the column was about the foreseeable future of the Social Security… Continue reading

Lapidary open house, historic airplane replica, fly-tying demonstration offered on Peninsula

A lapidary open house, a replica of a historic airplane and a fly-tying demonstration are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula. Information… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Always remember that God is truth

EDITH STEIN, A Carmelite nun who was killed at Auschwitz used to say that “if we seek truth, then we seek God, whether we realize… Continue reading

Library’s Summertime Music! series kicks off Friday night

The Sequim Library’s Summertime Music! Outdoor Concert Series brings music groups to Sequim for a trio of free Friday night concerts this month,… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Pinching back and watering mid-summer

WHAT DO YOU know, we’re into August already. Now, I’ve heard a lot of folks getting all tensed up that summer is close to being… Continue reading

BIRD WATCH: A Russian adventure begins

ONE HUNDRED AND twenty years ago, in 1898, my maternal grandparents left Russia. They traveled by rail from Saratov, Russia, to Hamburg, Germany. From there… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Horses and their humans enjoy beach ride

SUNSET WAS FALLING outside my home when I heard the clip clop sound of horse hooves on the road. My dogs heard it too and… Continue reading

THE COOKING HOBBYIST: A used stand mixer is the perfect gift

MY MOTHER IS awesome. I’m sure most, if not all, people think their mom is the most awesome woman on the planet, but let me… Continue reading

Firefighter receives new heart after years of giving to community

When there is an emergency, calling 9-1-1 is what we instinctively do. Within minutes, assistance is on its way to help, whether… Continue reading

Stamp club celebrates quarter-century on Saturday with free show

Sequim’s Judy Newblom’s love of lighthouses shined a light on a new hobby — stamps. While she’s lived in Sequim for seven years,… Continue reading

Book sales, ice cream social, night of bowling offered on Peninsula

Library book sales, an ice cream social and a free night of bowling are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula. Information also… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: When confessing, put the apple down

WHEN I’M READING a book and discover a profound sentence or thought, I mark the page number and a word or two on the front… Continue reading

Actors to recreate colonial times, start of Revolutionary War at festival

The Northwest Colonial Festival returns for its fourth year beginning Thursday and continuing through Sunday. Volunteers show what life was like in colonial… Continue reading

BACK WHEN: Readers remember the good days at the Fairmount

THERE WAS A fairly large response to the June picture from the past as readers recognized Fairmount Drive-In at the corner of Euclid Avenue and… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Summer work pays in beautiful blooms

AS I NOW begin my third decade of gardening advice, information and anecdotes, let us all begin today by performing a few tasks that will… Continue reading

HELP LINE: What will happen ‘if Congress does not act’?

AS NEAR AS I can tell, without doing a lot of extensive research that I don’t have the time (or, frankly, the inclination) to do,… Continue reading