Michael Dashiell

‘Obnoxious’ entry takes top SEF Film Festival honors

‘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

‘Obnoxious’ entry takes top SEF Film Festival honors
Fountain at Pioneer Memorial Park reopens Wednesday

Fountain at Pioneer Memorial Park reopens Wednesday

A scenic Sequim spot on the old highway that was shuttered for about two decades has sprung back to life. The waterfall fountain… Continue reading

Fountain at Pioneer Memorial Park reopens Wednesday
Spotlight on youth at annual Sequim Sunrise Rotary dinner-auction

Spotlight on youth at annual Sequim Sunrise Rotary dinner-auction

A civic group with deep roots in the Sequim community is throwing a big fundraising party later this month — one in tune… Continue reading

Spotlight on youth at annual Sequim Sunrise Rotary dinner-auction
PREP SOCCER: Sequim’s Harris one strike away from school scoring record

PREP SOCCER: Sequim’s Harris one strike away from school scoring record

It was a family-and-friends trek to the 2006 World Cup in Germany when Dave Brasher first… Continue reading

PREP SOCCER: Sequim’s Harris one strike away from school scoring record
Memorial service set for Biery, state and regional political strategist

Memorial service set for Biery, state and regional political strategist

A memorial service has been set for Nancy Biery, a strategist and consultant whose influence was felt in political circles across the… Continue reading

Memorial service set for Biery, state and regional political strategist
Pioneer family matriarch Margaret Lotzgesell dies at 93

Pioneer family matriarch Margaret Lotzgesell dies at 93

A mom and a farmer’s wife. A Scout leader. A tutor. A community volunteer. A lifelong friend. It seems easy to run out… Continue reading

Pioneer family matriarch Margaret Lotzgesell dies at 93
John Wayne Marina access a public concern in light of proposed offer

John Wayne Marina access a public concern in light of proposed offer

Users of the John Wayne Marina told Port of Port Angeles officials how they feel about the possible sale of the marina to… Continue reading

John Wayne Marina access a public concern in light of proposed offer
Clallam’s League of Women Voters celebrates 50 years with schoolhouse event

Clallam’s League of Women Voters celebrates 50 years with schoolhouse event

Much of the political landscape — local, statewide and across the nation — has changed in the past five decades. But members of… Continue reading

Clallam’s League of Women Voters celebrates 50 years with schoolhouse event

Ballot proposal discussed for Sequim Library expansion

If the community agrees to back the effort, the Sequim Library will get a significant makeover in coming years. The North Olympic Library… Continue reading

Reandeau Stipe selected Sequim’s 2017 Citizen of Year

Reandeau Stipe selected Sequim’s 2017 Citizen of Year

As the wife of a serviceman, Judy Reandeau Stipe spent much of her early adulthood away from her hometown — and yet, for… Continue reading

Reandeau Stipe selected Sequim’s 2017 Citizen of Year
Phyllis Peashka says she taught herself to crochet. She figures she makes at least one hat, scarf or potholder per day. “My hands cramp up, but I keep going.” (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Global hobby: Sequim woman’s caring craft keeps heads warm

From across the Olympic Peninsula to across the world, Phyllis Peashka’s handiwork is warming hearts and keeping heads warm, too. With about three… Continue reading

Phyllis Peashka says she taught herself to crochet. She figures she makes at least one hat, scarf or potholder per day. “My hands cramp up, but I keep going.” (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
A glass act: Local finds burgeoning business, art career in glass-blowing

A glass act: Local finds burgeoning business, art career in glass-blowing

The best laid plans sometimes end up in pieces, in a pile on the floor. That hasn’t deterred Megan Schmidlkofer … not in… Continue reading

A glass act: Local finds burgeoning business, art career in glass-blowing
Korean Women’s Association opens supported living facility in Sequim

Korean Women’s Association opens supported living facility in Sequim

For Sulja Warnick, it’s simple: “We’re all connected, somehow.” When Warnick and others helped found the Korean Women’s Association in Pierce County more… Continue reading

Korean Women’s Association opens supported living facility in Sequim
For Sequim’s Sears, the end of an era: Longtime businessowner Bob Grey sells store, eyes retirement

For Sequim’s Sears, the end of an era: Longtime businessowner Bob Grey sells store, eyes retirement

After five decades in retail, including the past 20 years as the familiar face at the Sequim Sears, Bob Grey is ready to… Continue reading

For Sequim’s Sears, the end of an era: Longtime businessowner Bob Grey sells store, eyes retirement
An aerial photo shows the completion of the Chicken Coop-Zaccardo Intersection Improvements Project, taken Dec. 15. (John Gussman)

Tribe finishes Chicken Coop, Highway 101 project

A U.S. Highway 101 safety project 10 years in the making — and five months in construction — is complete. The final touches… Continue reading

An aerial photo shows the completion of the Chicken Coop-Zaccardo Intersection Improvements Project, taken Dec. 15. (John Gussman)
Funding gone cold for Sequim Warming Center

Funding gone cold for Sequim Warming Center

The Sequim community continues to show heart for its homeless. But a long, cold snap this winter could close the Sequim Warming Center’s… Continue reading

Funding gone cold for Sequim Warming Center
Heart for the homeless: Sequim youth continues grassroots donation drive

Heart for the homeless: Sequim youth continues grassroots donation drive

This winter, a Sequim girl is once again seeing to it that those without a home this holiday season are getting some essentials… Continue reading

Heart for the homeless: Sequim youth continues grassroots donation drive
85 miles on No. 85: Milliman running to raise funds for Sequim Food Bank

85 miles on No. 85: Milliman running to raise funds for Sequim Food Bank

“The big thing about ultra distance running is you’re on your feet a long time,” Chuck… Continue reading

85 miles on No. 85: Milliman running to raise funds for Sequim Food Bank
Welfare for Animals Guild celebrates new Half Way Home Ranch in Sequim

Welfare for Animals Guild celebrates new Half Way Home Ranch in Sequim

With a snip of the ceremonial ribbon, three years of planning, fundraising and volunteer hours came to a close recently, much to the… Continue reading

Welfare for Animals Guild celebrates new Half Way Home Ranch in Sequim
Sen. Murray gets Greywolf tour

Sen. Murray gets Greywolf tour

Progress at Greywolf Elementary School — both in and about its classrooms — is getting plenty of attention. Last week, U.S. Sen. Patty… Continue reading

Sen. Murray gets Greywolf tour