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Elora Wilson, 10, and her mother, Eria Wilson of Sequim, create solstice crowns to wear on their heads at a craft table in Webster’s Woods Sculpture Park at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center during Saturday’s Summertide Solstice Art Festival. The event featured music entertainment, poetry reading, crafts, food and games as a celebration of the upcoming beginning of summer and the longest day of the year. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Summertide festival

Elora Wilson, 10, and her mother, Eria Wilson of Sequim, create solstice crowns to wear on their heads at a craft table in Webster’s Woods… Continue reading

 

Port Angeles High School graduates, from left, Uri Crawford, Samantha Combs and Jordan McTear, decorate a vehicle in preparation for Friday’s graduation parade from Ediz Hook to the high school. Dozens of adorned cars and trucks carried grads through the streets of Port Angeles as a lead-up to the graduation ceremony that evening at Civic Field. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Congrats, grads!

Port Angeles High School graduates, from left, Uri Crawford, Samantha Combs and Jordan McTear, decorate a vehicle in preparation for Friday’s graduation parade from Ediz… Continue reading

 

Jason Minnoch, left, and Jim deBord move a set of musical chimes as Al Oman and Jo Johnston look on during preparations on Wednesday for Sunday’s playground opening of the Dream Playground at Erickson Playfield in Port Angeles. The playground, rebuilt by volunteers in May after much of it was destroyed by arson in December, will host an official reopening and dedication ceremony at 3 p.m. Sunday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Reopening ceremony Sunday

Jason Minnoch, left, and Jim deBord move a set of musical chimes as Al Oman and Jo Johnston look on during preparations on Wednesday for… Continue reading

 

Team Roscoe Pickle Train of Port Townsend, which includes Chris Iruz, Enzo Dougherty, Odin Smith and Pearl Smith, were first out of the Victoria Inner Harbour at the start of the Race to Alaska on Tuesday. The cannon fired at noon and 38 racers headed to Ketchikan, a 750-mile contest that started in Port Townsend on Sunday. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Racers restart in Victoria on their way to Alaska

One rescued by Coast Guard; two others try wheeling over land

Team Roscoe Pickle Train of Port Townsend, which includes Chris Iruz, Enzo Dougherty, Odin Smith and Pearl Smith, were first out of the Victoria Inner Harbour at the start of the Race to Alaska on Tuesday. The cannon fired at noon and 38 racers headed to Ketchikan, a 750-mile contest that started in Port Townsend on Sunday. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)
For her “Oceans” music video, Jennifer Thomas, her husband Will and son Preston set up a grand piano and light display at Bullman Beach in Sekiu. (Jennifer Thomas)

‘Oceans’ provides escape for Sequim composer

New album produced with orchestra at Abbey Road Studios

For her “Oceans” music video, Jennifer Thomas, her husband Will and son Preston set up a grand piano and light display at Bullman Beach in Sekiu. (Jennifer Thomas)
Spectators watch a U.S. Coast Guard rescue drill in Port Angeles Harbor during Saturday’s Maritime Festival along the Port Angeles waterfront. The two-day event, hosted by the Port of Port Angeles, served as a showcase for boating and the maritime trades. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Rescue drill at Maritime Festival

Spectators watch a U.S. Coast Guard rescue drill in Port Angeles Harbor during Saturday’s Maritime Festival along the Port Angeles waterfront. The two-day event, hosted… Continue reading

Spectators watch a U.S. Coast Guard rescue drill in Port Angeles Harbor during Saturday’s Maritime Festival along the Port Angeles waterfront. The two-day event, hosted by the Port of Port Angeles, served as a showcase for boating and the maritime trades. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Alicia Scofield, left, and Summer Cooper, family navigators for the Port Angeles School District, sort over donated clothing available to students and their families at the Caring for Kids Clothing Closet located at Lincoln Center. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Navigators connect students, resources in community

PA school district workers aim to increase achievement

Alicia Scofield, left, and Summer Cooper, family navigators for the Port Angeles School District, sort over donated clothing available to students and their families at the Caring for Kids Clothing Closet located at Lincoln Center. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Joseph Molotsky of Discovery Bay Wild Bird Rescue, left, holds an eagle that Annie Espinoza, center, rescued with her friend Kate Burks last month near McDonald Creek. Her uncle, Daniel McMurray, right, drove her to the rescue center the next morning so the bird could be treated. It continues to be treated for a possible hip and/or spinal injury. (Dungeness Bay Wild Bird Rescue)

Teens help save eagle near McDonald Creek

Discovery Bay Wild Bird Rescue continuing care for injured bird

Joseph Molotsky of Discovery Bay Wild Bird Rescue, left, holds an eagle that Annie Espinoza, center, rescued with her friend Kate Burks last month near McDonald Creek. Her uncle, Daniel McMurray, right, drove her to the rescue center the next morning so the bird could be treated. It continues to be treated for a possible hip and/or spinal injury. (Dungeness Bay Wild Bird Rescue)
Windsurfers take to the choppy waters of Port Townsend Bay to take advantage of the brisk stormy winds blowing in from the south. By contrast, the calm waters of the Port Townsend Boat Haven Marina can be seen in the background. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Choppy waters

Windsurfers take to the choppy waters of Port Townsend Bay to take advantage of the brisk stormy winds blowing in from the south. By contrast,… Continue reading

Windsurfers take to the choppy waters of Port Townsend Bay to take advantage of the brisk stormy winds blowing in from the south. By contrast, the calm waters of the Port Townsend Boat Haven Marina can be seen in the background. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)
Kari Chance, shown Friday in Port Angeles, has been selected to be the executive director for the Juan de Fuca Foundation. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Juan de Fuca Foundation chooses new executive director

Kari Chance rises from volunteer to top post for arts organization

Kari Chance, shown Friday in Port Angeles, has been selected to be the executive director for the Juan de Fuca Foundation. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Hundreds of runners take off at 7:30 a.m. Sunday at the 7 Cedars Resort for the North Olympic Discovery Marathon that finished at the Port Angeles City Pier. At left in red is the men's marathon winner Derek Binnersley. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
Hundreds of runners take off at 7:30 a.m. Sunday at the 7 Cedars Resort for the North Olympic Discovery Marathon that finished at the Port Angeles City Pier. At left in red is the men's marathon winner Derek Binnersley. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
Customers at the Nordland General Store on Marrowstone Island look over cards and other items during a weekend of activities to celebrate the re-opening of the store after it had been closed for six years due to a fire. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Nordland General Store reopens with new model

Cooperative, board of directors leading operations of facility

Customers at the Nordland General Store on Marrowstone Island look over cards and other items during a weekend of activities to celebrate the re-opening of the store after it had been closed for six years due to a fire. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)
Helen and Greg Starr, executors of James Minsky’s estate, cut the ribbon for LtCol James Minsky Place on May 17 with Cheri Tinker, executive director of Sarge’s Veteran Support, right, and Sarge’s board president Lorri Gilchrist, and city council members Harmony Rutter and Rachel Anderson. The facility will permanently house six disabled and/or elderly veterans in Sequim. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Minsky Place opens to support elderly, disabled veterans

Sarge’s Veteran Support seeks five veterans for permanent housing

Helen and Greg Starr, executors of James Minsky’s estate, cut the ribbon for LtCol James Minsky Place on May 17 with Cheri Tinker, executive director of Sarge’s Veteran Support, right, and Sarge’s board president Lorri Gilchrist, and city council members Harmony Rutter and Rachel Anderson. The facility will permanently house six disabled and/or elderly veterans in Sequim. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
Members of the Mount Olympus Detachment 897 of the Marine Corps League give a 21-gun salute at a Memorial Day ceremony at Mt. Angeles Memorial Park in Port Angeles on Monday. The ceremony was hosted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6787 of Carlsborg and was one of many Memorial Day events held in Clallam and Jefferson counties. (Peter Segall/Peninsula Daily News)

Solemn ceremonies honor America’s war dead

Flowers, wreaths decorate gravesites across Peninsula

Members of the Mount Olympus Detachment 897 of the Marine Corps League give a 21-gun salute at a Memorial Day ceremony at Mt. Angeles Memorial Park in Port Angeles on Monday. The ceremony was hosted by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6787 of Carlsborg and was one of many Memorial Day events held in Clallam and Jefferson counties. (Peter Segall/Peninsula Daily News)
Rebecca Roudman, right, and Colin Williams of the San Francisco Bay area-based Renegade Orchestra take the stage at Field Arts & Events Hall, a Saturday venue of the Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Hitting the right notes

Rebecca Roudman, right, and Colin Williams of the San Francisco Bay area-based Renegade Orchestra take the stage at Field Arts & Events Hall, a Saturday… Continue reading

Rebecca Roudman, right, and Colin Williams of the San Francisco Bay area-based Renegade Orchestra take the stage at Field Arts & Events Hall, a Saturday venue of the Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Benji Astrachan of Sisterland Farms collects bins of unwanted food collected by restaurants at the Wharf in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Certification connects businesses, sustainable practices

Green Wheel designation focusing on diverting waste from landfills

Benji Astrachan of Sisterland Farms collects bins of unwanted food collected by restaurants at the Wharf in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Kim Trenerry, left, and Jason Mogi, who make up the Port Angeles-based duo Deadwood Revival, shown Tuesday at the New Moon Craft Tavern in Port Angeles, will perform at this weekend’s Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Juan de Fuca Festival spreads out this weekend

Street fair, five stages host performers, vendors

Kim Trenerry, left, and Jason Mogi, who make up the Port Angeles-based duo Deadwood Revival, shown Tuesday at the New Moon Craft Tavern in Port Angeles, will perform at this weekend’s Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
The rhododendrons in front of the Clallam County Courthouse are in full bloom on Monday. Spring weather will turn to showers for the rest of this week with high temperatures in the high 50s to low 60s. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)

In full bloom

The rhododendrons in front of the Clallam County Courthouse are in full bloom on Monday. Spring weather will turn to showers for the rest of… Continue reading

The rhododendrons in front of the Clallam County Courthouse are in full bloom on Monday. Spring weather will turn to showers for the rest of this week with high temperatures in the high 50s to low 60s. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)
Volunteers work to construct the main play structure of the Dream Playground at Erickson Playfield in Port Angeles on Sunday, the last day of a five-day community build to replace play equipment destroyed by arson in December. The playground, built entirely with donated labor, will be substantially complete with primarily detail work and play surface installation still to come. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Finishing touches

Volunteers work to construct the main play structure of the Dream Playground at Erickson Playfield in Port Angeles on Sunday, the last day of a… Continue reading

Volunteers work to construct the main play structure of the Dream Playground at Erickson Playfield in Port Angeles on Sunday, the last day of a five-day community build to replace play equipment destroyed by arson in December. The playground, built entirely with donated labor, will be substantially complete with primarily detail work and play surface installation still to come. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
The Jefferson County Rhody Festival float moves along Lawrence Street in Uptown Port Townsend during the 89th Rhody Parade on Saturday. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Rhody parade

The Jefferson County Rhody Festival float moves along Lawrence Street in Uptown Port Townsend during the 89th Rhody Parade on Saturday.… Continue reading

The Jefferson County Rhody Festival float moves along Lawrence Street in Uptown Port Townsend during the 89th Rhody Parade on Saturday. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)