BIRD WATCH: Spring brings about a welcome greeting

A MORNING GREETING, especially an unexpected one, can get your day off to a good start. Penny dog always starts our morning off with wiggles,… Continue reading

HELP LINE: Help is available to kin raising others’ children

IF YOU, OR someone you care about, is raising some other relative’s child (or children), this could do you some serious good. We all know… Continue reading

Sheep shearing, student dramas set this week

A Shepherds’ Festival in Sequim, student productions at Peninsula College and a car show in Blyn are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic… Continue reading

Author group seeks submissions for second anthology

The Olympic Peninsula Authors have plans for a second anthology of prose and poetry, with the goal of increasing awareness of talented local… Continue reading

Fourth Friday Readings to feature award-winning local poets

Sequim’s Fourth Friday Readings tonight will feature the North Olympic Peninsula’s Judith R. Duncan and John Victor Anderson. The free readings will begin… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: The knowledge of death and the awakening to love

MEMORIAL DAY HAD its origin May 30, 1868, when Gen. John A. Logan, commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, honored the Civil War… Continue reading

OTA Children’s Theatre group sets ‘Starchild Academy’ tours

The Olympic Theatre Arts Children’s Theatre Program, Starchild Academy of Stagecraft & Wizardry — an original, interactive theatrical experience that pulls back the… Continue reading

Toastmasters ‘Speech Marathon’ includes district champions

Sequim’s Toastmasters club presents a “Speech Marathon” from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the conference room at the Sequim Library, 630… Continue reading

BIRD WATCH: The sounds of spring provide backyard bliss

THIS IS THE time of the year when those words from a song in “Oklahoma” come to mind: “Spring is busting out all over.” You… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Time for watering, planting annuals and raising the deck

Now with the passage of Mother’s Day and most of your baskets for the house being planted and hung, let me pass on a few… Continue reading

BACK WHEN: Port Townsend celebrates exploration, naming of town by Capt. George Vancouver

CAPT. GEORGE VANCOUVER wrote this about the work he and his crew did May 8, 1792: “The survey of this inlet, which had occupied our… Continue reading

HELP LINE: There are programs to help save money

MONEY. I’M HOPING to get your attention. How did I do? Some of you with better long-term memories than mine (which is almost everybody), might… Continue reading

Rummage sale, gravitational wave astronomy, free community dinner on Peninsula

A rummage sale, gravitational wave astronomy and a free community dinner are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula. Information also is available… Continue reading

‘Men With Guitars’ hits OTA stage on Saturday

The Mujeres de Maiz Opportunity Foundation’s sixth annual Men With Guitars concert is set for 7 p.m. Saturday. Doors will open at 6:30… Continue reading

Annual gospel concert to benefit local groups

Raising their voices in song, this group of local singers hopes to raise up the community as well. The Peninsula Men’s Gospel Singers… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: The word no can be a powerful display of love

[JESUS SAID:] “THIS is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you,” John 15:12 ESV. This past week, sitting in the… Continue reading

‘Obnoxious’ entry takes top SEF Film Festival honors

“Obnoxious”? Perhaps — but it is an award-winning entry. A trio of Sequim High School freshmen brought home not only first place overall… Continue reading

Community scavenger hunt a learning experience

A trip to the grocery store isn’t just for bread, bananas and milk anymore. The North Olympic Library System is working with the… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Get ready for spring’s growing frenzy

WE HAVE ALL enjoyed the amazing blossoms and lovely flower displays appearing here on the Olympic Peninsula, with just enough drizzle to top the days… Continue reading

BIRD WATCH: Taking the BART to a birder’s paradise

SAN FRANCISCO IS a big, busy and noisy city. Golden Gate Park plays a large role in keeping the citizens sane. It’s my favorite place… Continue reading