Art workshop, Cocoa with Critters set for Peninsula

An art workshop at the Jefferson County Library and the Feiro Center’s “Cocoa with Critters” program are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Walk the ground of gratitude

“NOTHING IS GIVEN that is not Taken, and nothing taken That was not first a gift” (Wendell Berry). I’m writing this column in the early… Continue reading

River center hosts bird classes, Explorers Club

The Dungeness River Audubon Center will host a family-friendly birding series of classes beginning in December. Each class at the center at 2151… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Turn you yard into a neighborhood showcase

SO THE HIGHLAND snow has given way to monsoon rains for days on end, and there seems no end to the leftover turkey. With that… Continue reading

BIRD WATCH: Weather ushers in some surprise visitors

SOME YEARS, THE population of sea ducks wintering on our protected waters is much less than others. This appears to occur during mild winters. That… Continue reading

PENINSULA HORSEPLAY: Learning to trim hoofs is essential skill

JUST AS IT’S often said that knowledge is power, learning a new skill can be just so empowering. Hiring a farrier to trim and shoe… Continue reading

PENINSULA KITCHEN: Roasted Brussels sprouts make for healthful snack

BRUSSELS SPROUTS DO well in this cold, dark season of the nearly solstice. Just like the farmers who tend them, they are intrepid. A cold,… Continue reading

‘The Nutcracker’ staged as Clallam County adventure

Ballet Workshop’s all-original staging of “The Nutcracker” returns as what organizers call “the family event of the holiday,” joining together more than… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Who sits on the throne of your soul?

But I trust in you, O LORD; I say, “You are my God” (Psalm 31:14 ESV). WHAT DO YOU believe? This question does not speak… Continue reading

Jingle Jazz’s ‘Home for the Holidays’ comes to Peninsula College

Patterned after National Public Radio’s variety show “A Prairie Home Companion,” this year’s Jingle Jazz holiday production, “Home for the Holidays,” offers… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Botanical stocking stuffers that are sure to please

THIS WEEK, WE all gather here across the county for Thanksgiving. And here in America, especially on the Olympic Peninsula, we have plenty for which… Continue reading

BACK WHEN: The life and death of Dr. Minor

AN 1889, THANKSGIVING weekend duck hunting trip on Camano and Whidbey islands proved fatal for three men, two of whom had played major roles as… Continue reading

BIRD WATCH: As Thanksgiving looms, look to your feeders

“YOU HAVE A woodpecker!” My observant visitor was about to open the sliding glass door leading to the deck. There, on a newly hung lard/oatmeal… Continue reading

HELP LINE: Look for things to be grateful for

ARE WE READY? What do you mean, “For what?” Thanksgiving, obviously. It’s this coming Thursday. So, are we ready? And that little exchange just evoked… Continue reading

Big things afoot at Sasquatch Symposium

Myth or not, the Sasquatch will be in the spotlight at a gathering Saturday. The Olympic Peninsula Sasquatch Symposium is set for… Continue reading

Elwha lecture, Discovery Dance coming this week

A presentation on the Elwha River restoration and a dance in Port Townsend are among upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula. Information also is… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: To coexist, see ‘only the good in all religions’

THE TALMUD TEACHES that the righteous of all nations have a share in the world to come. One of the things which drew me to… Continue reading

Rock concert, carbon fiber manufacturing open house among Peninsula activities this week

A rock concert in Chimacum and a carbon fiber manufacturing open house in Port Angeles are among upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula. Information… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Time to deck out the yard in holiday lights

THE RECENT COLD weather has definitely taken the wind out of the sails on your blooming annuals and dahlias, but by the standards of someone… Continue reading