A GROWING CONCERN: Assess your attitude at midpoint of autumn

WEDNESDAY IS THE first day of November and, as a Scorpio, a favorite month of mine. In just two weeks, we’ll be at the midpoint… Continue reading

BACK WHEN: Olympic Laundry is in 94th year in Port Angeles

THERE HAVE BEEN laundries in this town since 1896, but the Olympic Laundry has been here since 1924. According to a paper written by Anastasia… Continue reading

BIRD WATCH: Rumpled ground gives clue in mole mystery

GRAY SQUIRRELS AND cottontail rabbits are Penny Dog’s favorite prey. Perhaps prey isn’t the correct word, as she isn’t very happy if they stop running.… Continue reading

HELP LINE: Upcoming caregiver conference can help

I’VE BEEN WRITING columns about caregiving for as long as I’ve been writing columns, which is longer than most of us care to remember. A… Continue reading

Fundraisers, ducks, movies upcoming on Peninsula

A United Way fundraiser in Port Angeles and a donkey basketball game in Sequim are among upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula. Information also… Continue reading

BIRD WATCH: Size, silhouette and all that slang

WHEN YOU TRAVEL to different countries or different places in this country, it’s easy to pick up local slang. After two weeks of birding in… Continue reading

HELP LINE: No right or wrong answer in this situation

IN A COLUMN not too long ago, I went on about Mom and how often the kids will, out of love, attempt to change Mom’s… Continue reading

Auditions set for three upcoming Olympic Theatre Arts productions

Olympic Theatre Arts has announced auditions for three upcoming productions playing early in 2018. Directors Britni Alleman-DeLorenzi and Josh Sutcliffe will host auditions… Continue reading

Coho survey and fundraiser coming up on Peninsula

Training for surveying coho and an “ending homelessness” fundraiser run are among upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula. Information also is available on the… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Joseph Campbell and the origin of ‘trick-or-treat’

IN 1980-82, I had the privilege of organizing lectures for Joseph Campbell, a scholar of the world’s myths who became a public figure the spring… Continue reading

‘Green Thumb’ series presenter to talk about beneficial insects today

Clallam County Master Gardener Audreen Williams will explain why gardeners should recognize several common insects as more helpful than harmful and employ… Continue reading

Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County hosts five-week grief support group

Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County is offering a five-week grief support group series from Monday through Nov. 27. The program is free and… Continue reading

Audubon group seeks volunteers to study swans; training to be held Tuesday in Sequim

Once again, a group of citizen scientists is joining local and out-of-area birders who are keeping their eyes on returning swans. Martha Jordan,… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: 13 trees, shrubs to plant for magnificent fall color

I HAVE PUSHED fall color. Well, guess what? The next six to eight weeks are the absolute best time to plant shrubs and trees. The… Continue reading

BIRD WATCH: Halloween heralds owl sightings on Peninsula

THE MORNING PHONE call was one of those surprises that rouses your curiosity. Neighbors sometimes call, but most of our visiting is done “over the… Continue reading

HELP LINE: Become a Tax-Aide volunteer to help others

ALLOW ME TO be uncharacteristically straightforward: I want you to become a Tax-Aide volunteer. Will it be fun? Well, I guess that depends on how… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Groups work together to rescue horse

AFTER HEARING ABOUT the hundreds of horses rescued and evacuated during the recent Northern California wildfires by local volunteer horse emergency response organizations, I wondered… Continue reading

PENINSULA KITCHEN: Warm up this fall with curried winter squash soup

NOT WANTING TO be left behind in the tech age, I have been cultivating my cyber skills recently by posting photographs on social media and… Continue reading

Railroaders host 18th show Saturday-Sunday at Sequim Grange

Even car guys can like trains. For 40-plus years, Pat Furey of Sequim worked for General Motors, designing interiors for automobiles, or “literally… Continue reading