A GROWING CONCERN: Grueling Repetitive Arduous Seasonal Service

I’VE SURE BEEN enjoying the Indian Summer that we’ve been having on the Olympic Peninsula, with the beautiful colors changing in the scenery as I… Continue reading

BIRD WATCH: Keep an eye out for unusual birds at feeders

NUMBERS OF BIRDS continue to swell as additional migrants arrive in our yards, some to stay and some to continue farther south. It can be… Continue reading

Read and Eat Gathering in Forks, a chili cook-off and a Welfare of Animals Group Dogtober Fest on Peninsula

A Read and Eat Gathering in Forks, a chili cook-off and dances in several towns are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Remember: What is right isn’t always what is easy

I SEND PEOPLE in my congregation birthday and anniversary cards. Most cards are too feminine, so I make my own. I’m guessing the people who… Continue reading

Matheny to lead free workshop today

Flugelhornist Dmitri Matheny will present a free jazz workshop/clinic from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today. The workshop, “Melodic Mastery,” will be… Continue reading

PHOTO: Planting together at Captain Joseph House

Volunteers Sebastian Boyun and Michelle Brown plant a serpentine cedar tree outside Captain Joseph House in Port Angeles on Sunday. They were among several volunteers… Continue reading

PHOTO: Quinn Redlin Kintner Memorial Park opens in Port Angeles

Children swarm a new piece of playground equipment after it was officially opened Saturday at Quinn Redlin Kintner Memorial Park, formerly Georgiana Park, near Olympic… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Jobs abound in the yard as autumn takes over

AS THE EARTH slowly continues its tilt away from the sun for us living here on the northern hemisphere of the planet, a cooling of… Continue reading

BIRD WATCH: A fine, feathered intervention?

BEING INEBRIATED ISN’T a condition known only to humans. Several days ago, I returned home to find my yard pulsing with creatures acting as if… Continue reading

End of an era: Former students share memories as Sequim school comes down

As the Sequim Community School piece by piece is deconstructed, former Sequim students tell of fond memories of the building. Large portions of… Continue reading

HELP LINE: Part D open enrollment is upon us again

AS IS OFTEN the case in Western Washington, the whole is equal to the sum of its parts. In this case, the “whole” of Medicare… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Back Country Horsemen hope for new members

ONCE AGAIN BACK Country Horsemen Peninsula Chapter’s informational booth was at the Railroad Bridge Park earlier this month for its 20th Riverfest Celebration. The festival… Continue reading

THE COOKING HOBBYIST: Feeling crabby? Try this dip

along with a visit from my mother, who loves crab and thus attends the… Continue reading

Halloween costume design, Sasquatch headline week’s events

Halloween costume creation, a Sasquatch lecture and a cider fest are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula. Information also is available on… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: The sacred depths of nature

WIDE-OPEN SPACES fill my heart with a sense of awe. It can be a desert, a view from a mountaintop or the great ocean’s horizon.… Continue reading

OTA sets open auditions for ‘The Nutcracker Cracked Up’

Olympic Theatre Arts in Sequim will host auditions for an original take on the Nutcracker classic at 6 p.m. today and 2 p.m.… Continue reading

PHOTO: Taking a break

A great blue heron rests on an anchor buoy as a flock of geese paddle by Wednesday in Port Angeles Harbor.… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Summer brings autumn colors to your yard

I JUST RETURNED home from another fabulous trip to my family cottage in northern Wisconsin, right along the Michigan border. I love going to the… Continue reading

BACK WHEN: The Hut memories shared by readers

MANY READERS RECOGNIZED September’s picture from the past as The Hut that stood on Fourth and Lincoln streets in Port Angeles. It is sad to… Continue reading

BIRD WATCH: Song sparrows make their presence known through sound

SONG SPARROWS LIKE clean water. At least the one that came to bathe the other day was evidence of this. When I happened to glance… Continue reading