Karen Griffiths

LeeAnn Daniels talks about the collapsed ceiling and the rat-infested attic of her home in rural Sequim. Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News

PENINSULA HOME FUND: New chapter opens after ‘hand up’ to Sequim-area resident with unwelcome guests in damaged home

EDITOR'S NOTE: For 27 years, Peninsula Daily News readers in Jefferson and Clallam counties have supported the “hand up, not a handout” Peninsula Home Fund.… Continue reading

LeeAnn Daniels talks about the collapsed ceiling and the rat-infested attic of her home in rural Sequim. Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News
LeeAnn Daniels talks about the collapsed ceiling and the rat-infested attic of her home in rural Sequim. Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News

PENINSULA HOME FUND: New chapter opens after ‘hand up’ to Sequim-area resident with unwelcome guests in damaged home

EDITOR'S NOTE: For 27 years, Peninsula Daily News readers in Jefferson and Clallam counties have supported the “hand up, not a handout” Peninsula Home Fund.… Continue reading

LeeAnn Daniels talks about the collapsed ceiling and the rat-infested attic of her home in rural Sequim. Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News
LeeAnn Daniels talks about the collapsed ceiling and the rat-infested attic of her home in rural Sequim. Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News

PENINSULA HOME FUND: New chapter opens after ‘hand up’ to Sequim-area resident with unwelcome guests in damaged home

EDITOR'S NOTE: For 27 years, Peninsula Daily News readers in Jefferson and Clallam counties have supported the “hand up, not a handout” Peninsula Home Fund.… Continue reading

LeeAnn Daniels talks about the collapsed ceiling and the rat-infested attic of her home in rural Sequim. Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News
Asher Bascue

PENINSULA HOME FUND: Quick replacement of glasses enables boy to see clearly once more

SEQUIM — Soon after hearing his gleeful shouts of joy followed by a splash of water, Melissa Bascue noticed her eldest son wasn't wearing his… Continue reading

Asher Bascue
Asher Bascue

PENINSULA HOME FUND: Quick replacement of glasses enables boy to see clearly once more

SEQUIM — Soon after hearing his gleeful shouts of joy followed by a splash of water, Melissa Bascue noticed her eldest son wasn't wearing his… Continue reading

Asher Bascue
Asher Bascue

PENINSULA HOME FUND: Quick replacement of glasses enables boy to see clearly once more

SEQUIM — Soon after hearing his gleeful shouts of joy followed by a splash of water, Melissa Bascue noticed her eldest son wasn't wearing his… Continue reading

Asher Bascue
Asher Bascue

PENINSULA HOME FUND: Quick replacement of glasses enables boy to see clearly once more

SEQUIM — Soon after hearing his gleeful shouts of joy followed by a splash of water, Melissa Bascue noticed her eldest son wasn't wearing his… Continue reading

Asher Bascue
The Peninsula Home Fund was able to help Taren Christenson avoid eviction after an injury prevented her from working

PENINSULA HOME FUND: When she needed help, generosity was there; ‘hand up’ helps waitress avoid eviction

EDITOR'S NOTE: For 27 years, Peninsula Daily News readers in Jefferson and Clallam counties have supported the “hand up, not a handout” Peninsula Home Fund.… Continue reading

The Peninsula Home Fund was able to help Taren Christenson avoid eviction after an injury prevented her from working
The Peninsula Home Fund was able to help Taren Christenson avoid eviction after an injury prevented her from working

PENINSULA HOME FUND: When she needed help, generosity was there; ‘hand up’ helps waitress avoid eviction

EDITOR'S NOTE: For 27 years, Peninsula Daily News readers in Jefferson and Clallam counties have supported the “hand up, not a handout” Peninsula Home Fund.… Continue reading

The Peninsula Home Fund was able to help Taren Christenson avoid eviction after an injury prevented her from working
The Peninsula Home Fund was able to help Taren Christenson avoid eviction after an injury prevented her from working

PENINSULA HOME FUND: When she needed help, generosity was there; ‘hand up’ helps waitress avoid eviction

EDITOR'S NOTE: For 27 years, Peninsula Daily News readers in Jefferson and Clallam counties have supported the “hand up, not a handout” Peninsula Home Fund.… Continue reading

The Peninsula Home Fund was able to help Taren Christenson avoid eviction after an injury prevented her from working
Backcountry Horseman’s Peninsula Chapter members who received recognition during October’s monthly meeting for their hours of voluntary service this year in trail building

KAREN GRIFFITHS’ PENINSULA HORSEPLAY: Are you prepared for an emergency?

Ready, set, go! Does everyone have to-go bags packed and a place to go in case of an emergency? I think it’s safe to say… Continue reading

Backcountry Horseman’s Peninsula Chapter members who received recognition during October’s monthly meeting for their hours of voluntary service this year in trail building
Four-H state team members

PENINSULA HORSEPLAY: Miller Peninsula’s new parking lot now open for riders

It was so exciting to see the grand opening of Miller Peninsula State Park's new parking lot Sept. 17. The peninsula itself has long served… Continue reading

Four-H state team members
Blue ribbons won by all Clallam County Senior Division Performance 4-H riders at this year’s State Fair in Puyallup. In front row from left are Cassidy Hodgin

KAREN GRIFFITHS’ PENINSULA HORSEPLAY: Family to stay in home of 20 years rather than selling after change in plans

“The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry,” poet Robert Burns wrote, and thus it was when my hopes to simplify the lives of my… Continue reading

Blue ribbons won by all Clallam County Senior Division Performance 4-H riders at this year’s State Fair in Puyallup. In front row from left are Cassidy Hodgin
Peninsula Junior Rodeo's high-point saddle winners from last weekend's competition at the Clallam County Fairgrounds are

KAREN GRIFFITHS’ PENINSULA HORSEPLAY: Kids growing up too fast

Ok, I'm gonna bellyache a bit here: Why do kids have to grow up so fast and move on with their lives? I hate it!… Continue reading

Peninsula Junior Rodeo's high-point saddle winners from last weekend's competition at the Clallam County Fairgrounds are
Madison Ballou

KAREN GRIFFITHS’ PENINSULA HORSEPLAY: Fair time was chance to shine for Peninsula riders

FAIR TIME IS the most wonderful time of the year for those 4-H horse-showing youths. It's their time to shine. While it's hectic for them… Continue reading

Madison Ballou
Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship-certified instructor Mary Craft-Nepute

KAREN GRIFFITHS’ PENINSULA HORSEPLAY: Program helps those with special needs

IT’S ALL ABOUT cause and effect. Imagine my surprise Monday afternoon when I was working outside. Suddenly, the dogs started barking and then, lo and… Continue reading

Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship-certified instructor Mary Craft-Nepute
Back Country Horsemen members Tom Mix

KAREN GRIFFITHS’ PENINSULA HORSEPLAY: Volunteers keep trails in tip-top shape for all

TIMES ARE DRY, and I'm not talking about alcohol. With the entire Olympic Peninsula on a high fire alert and a burn ban in effect,… Continue reading

Back Country Horsemen members Tom Mix
Lesson horse Louie balked at approaching the mounting block until Freedom Farm’s Hoof Beats member Jamine Itti decided to help him get over his resistance through patience and fun training games. Two years later he’s happy to go there — or where ever else Jasmine calls him — sans tack.  —Photo by Karen Griffiths/for Peninsula Daily News ()

KAREN GRIFFITHS’ PENINSULA HORSEPLAY: Back to basics help horse, rider to grow

TURNS OUT, THE mounting block students used as an aid to climb on his back was a stumbling block for Louie, a Freedom Farm schooling… Continue reading

Lesson horse Louie balked at approaching the mounting block until Freedom Farm’s Hoof Beats member Jamine Itti decided to help him get over his resistance through patience and fun training games. Two years later he’s happy to go there — or where ever else Jasmine calls him — sans tack.  —Photo by Karen Griffiths/for Peninsula Daily News ()
Sequim author and endurance trail riding competitor Lisa Preston on one of her Akhal-Teke horses. —Photo by Karen Griffiths/for Peninsula Daily News ()

KAREN GRIFFITHS’ PENINSULA HORSEPLAY: Miles of smiles for endurance rider

Upon meeting my mild-mannered and friendly neighbor, one wouldn’t know she’s a fiercely competitive woman who, I think, excels at everything sports — be it… Continue reading

Sequim author and endurance trail riding competitor Lisa Preston on one of her Akhal-Teke horses. —Photo by Karen Griffiths/for Peninsula Daily News ()
Emily VanAusdle

KAREN GRIFFITHS’ PENINSULA HORSEPLAY: Age, health affect horses’ appearances

IT'S A SCARY thing to approach the home of someone you don't know to inquire why their once-plump horses are now skin and bones. Driving… Continue reading

Emily VanAusdle