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Sandie Kiehl of Sequim, left, makes a purchase from Pat Snyder of Sequim-based China Cat Creations during Saturday's Homemade Christmas Craft Fair at the Sequim Prairie Grange near Carlsborg. The event featured dozens of vendors with a wide variety of  holiday gifts and gift ideas created by local artisans.

Christmas crafts on display in Sequim

Sandie Kiehl of Sequim, left, makes a purchase from Pat Snyder of Sequim-based China Cat Creations during Saturday’s Homemade Christmas Craft Fair at the Sequim… Continue reading

 

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U.S. Coast Guard and law enforcement chase boats follow the ferry MV Coho during an armed passenger drill on Tuesday near the mouth of Port Angeles Harbor.

MV Coho part of drill

Two 45-foot response boats and a 29-foot response boat from U.S. Coast Guard Station Port Angeles, plus local law enforcement, performed “touch and go” exercises… Continue reading

 

Joe Suter and Dave Smith, employees of Palouse Power, which contracts for additional services to Jefferson County Public Utility District, have snow flurries fall on them as they work to lift a communications cable, owned by Lumen, that was torn down Sunday morning by a boat on a trailer that snagged the cable at the entrance as it entered the boat yard, workers said. The PUD secured the cable as a public service so the entrance could be opened for business on Monday. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Communications cable

Joe Suter and Dave Smith, employees of Palouse Power, which contracts for additional services to Jefferson County Public Utility District, have snow flurries fall on… Continue reading

 

Shoppers, from left, Sue Priest, Pam Predovich and Peggy Romero, all of Port Angeles, stroll down West First Street in downtown Port Angeles searching for bargains on Small Business Saturday, a local followup to Black Friday, kicking off the holiday shopping season. Weekend shoppers were given an opportunity to purchase tote bags containing coupons for special deals from participating merchants, with proceeds from tote sales benefiting the Port Angeles Winter Ice Village. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Small Business Saturday

Shoppers, from left, Sue Priest, Pam Predovich and Peggy Romero, all of Port Angeles, stroll down West First Street in downtown Port Angeles searching for… Continue reading

Shoppers, from left, Sue Priest, Pam Predovich and Peggy Romero, all of Port Angeles, stroll down West First Street in downtown Port Angeles searching for bargains on Small Business Saturday, a local followup to Black Friday, kicking off the holiday shopping season. Weekend shoppers were given an opportunity to purchase tote bags containing coupons for special deals from participating merchants, with proceeds from tote sales benefiting the Port Angeles Winter Ice Village. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
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Harry Nagra, left, and Harry Sangha, owners of Hardy’s Market in Sequim, dish out dinner boxes of Biryani chicken and rice for the market's annual Thanksgiving Day meal giveaway. The meals also included slices of pumpkin pie for distribution to hungry diners.

Hardy meal served in Sequim

Harry Nagra, left, and Harry Sangha, owners of Hardy’s Market in Sequim, dish out dinner boxes of Biryani chicken and rice for the market’s annual… Continue reading

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Harry Nagra, left, and Harry Sangha, owners of Hardy’s Market in Sequim, dish out dinner boxes of Biryani chicken and rice for the market's annual Thanksgiving Day meal giveaway. The meals also included slices of pumpkin pie for distribution to hungry diners.
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A prefabricated Portland Loo public toilet is lowered into place on a pad at the edge of the Breezeway public parking lot in the 100 block of West Front Street in downtown Port Angeles on Tuesday. The unit, one of two being installed at the location, replaces the original concrete block public restroom that previously occupied the site, with a third slated for The Gateway transit center. The new facilities are ADA-compliant, require no winterization and will be open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Public toilet installed downtown Port Angeles

A prefabricated Portland Loo public toilet is lowered into place on a pad at the edge of the Breezeway public parking lot in the 100… Continue reading

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A prefabricated Portland Loo public toilet is lowered into place on a pad at the edge of the Breezeway public parking lot in the 100 block of West Front Street in downtown Port Angeles on Tuesday. The unit, one of two being installed at the location, replaces the original concrete block public restroom that previously occupied the site, with a third slated for The Gateway transit center. The new facilities are ADA-compliant, require no winterization and will be open to the public 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Danielle Osmum, left, and Dina Concepion, both from Las Vegas, walk safely along the newly defined pedestrian, bike and handicapped lane on Harbor Defense Way at Fort Worden State Park earlier this month. The markers were paid for by the Friends of Fort Worden by a donation of one of their members. The new installation is expected to last at least 10 years or longer. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Safety lane

Danielle Osmum, left, and Dina Concepion, both from Las Vegas, walk safely along the newly defined pedestrian, bike and handicapped lane on Harbor Defense Way… Continue reading

Danielle Osmum, left, and Dina Concepion, both from Las Vegas, walk safely along the newly defined pedestrian, bike and handicapped lane on Harbor Defense Way at Fort Worden State Park earlier this month. The markers were paid for by the Friends of Fort Worden by a donation of one of their members. The new installation is expected to last at least 10 years or longer. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)
Carla Sue, left, and Fran Howell, both members of the Olympic Kiwanis Club, string holiday lights in a roadside tree along North Laurel Street in Port Angeles as part of an effort to decorate and illuminate the downtown area for the winter season. The service club was given the task of decorating trees and light poles with strings of lights supplied by the Port Angeles Downtown Association. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Holiday decorations

Carla Sue, left, and Fran Howell, both members of the Olympic Kiwanis Club, string holiday lights in a roadside tree along North Laurel Street in… Continue reading

Carla Sue, left, and Fran Howell, both members of the Olympic Kiwanis Club, string holiday lights in a roadside tree along North Laurel Street in Port Angeles as part of an effort to decorate and illuminate the downtown area for the winter season. The service club was given the task of decorating trees and light poles with strings of lights supplied by the Port Angeles Downtown Association. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Chris Noble of Port Angeles looks through a selection of used skis during Saturday’s annual Hurricane Ridge Ski Club Outdoor Gear Swap at the Coho Ferry parking lot in downtown Port Angeles. Skis, boots, poles, sports clothing and accessories were available through consignment with proceeds benefiting the Hurricane Ridge Ski Team and the Surfrider Foundation. The event preceded this coming Saturday’s Winterfest at the Vern Burton Community Center in Port Angeles, which will support capital improvements to the ski area and scholarships to underprivileged children. Tickets can be purchased online at www.hurricaneridge.com. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Ski swap

Chris Noble of Port Angeles looks through a selection of used skis during Saturday’s annual Hurricane Ridge Ski Club Outdoor Gear Swap at the Coho… Continue reading

Chris Noble of Port Angeles looks through a selection of used skis during Saturday’s annual Hurricane Ridge Ski Club Outdoor Gear Swap at the Coho Ferry parking lot in downtown Port Angeles. Skis, boots, poles, sports clothing and accessories were available through consignment with proceeds benefiting the Hurricane Ridge Ski Team and the Surfrider Foundation. The event preceded this coming Saturday’s Winterfest at the Vern Burton Community Center in Port Angeles, which will support capital improvements to the ski area and scholarships to underprivileged children. Tickets can be purchased online at www.hurricaneridge.com. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Puzzle solvers, from left, Mary Latson, Kandi Latson and Laura Arndt, all of Port Angeles, attempt to assemble a picture puzzle during a competition on Saturday at the Port Angeles Public Library. The competition pitted about a dozen teams in a timed event to see who could assemble a 500-piece puzzle the quickest, or if the clock expired, which team had the fewest pieces left to place. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Puzzle competition

Puzzle solvers, from left, Mary Latson, Kandi Latson and Laura Arndt, all of Port Angeles, attempt to assemble a picture puzzle during a competition on… Continue reading

Puzzle solvers, from left, Mary Latson, Kandi Latson and Laura Arndt, all of Port Angeles, attempt to assemble a picture puzzle during a competition on Saturday at the Port Angeles Public Library. The competition pitted about a dozen teams in a timed event to see who could assemble a 500-piece puzzle the quickest, or if the clock expired, which team had the fewest pieces left to place. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Laurel Hargis, left, and McKenzie Elliott, both of Port Angeles, assemble decorative paper lanterns on Saturday at the Port Angeles Farmers Market at The Gateway. The free activity was hosted as a public outreach event by the Juan de Fuca Foundation and the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center. Workshops are planned Tuesday and Nov. 30 before the Wintertide Festival of Lights on Dec. 10 For information, see pafac.org/wintertidefestival. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Paper lanterns

Laurel Hargis, left, and McKenzie Elliott, both of Port Angeles, assemble decorative paper lanterns on Saturday at the Port Angeles Farmers Market at The Gateway.… Continue reading

Laurel Hargis, left, and McKenzie Elliott, both of Port Angeles, assemble decorative paper lanterns on Saturday at the Port Angeles Farmers Market at The Gateway. The free activity was hosted as a public outreach event by the Juan de Fuca Foundation and the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center. Workshops are planned Tuesday and Nov. 30 before the Wintertide Festival of Lights on Dec. 10 For information, see pafac.org/wintertidefestival. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Mia Hampton, 9, of Port Angeles examines a table filled with holiday gifts on Friday at the annual Christmas Cottage craft fair at Vern Burton Community Center, 308 E. Fourth St. in Port Angeles. The fair, which continues from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, features a wide variety of locally produced handcrafted items and baked goods for the holiday season. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Christmas Cottage

Mia Hampton, 9, of Port Angeles examines a table filled with holiday gifts on Friday at the annual Christmas Cottage craft fair at Vern Burton… Continue reading

Mia Hampton, 9, of Port Angeles examines a table filled with holiday gifts on Friday at the annual Christmas Cottage craft fair at Vern Burton Community Center, 308 E. Fourth St. in Port Angeles. The fair, which continues from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, features a wide variety of locally produced handcrafted items and baked goods for the holiday season. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Levi Douglas, Clallam County Veterans program coordinator and U.S. Air Force veteran, cooks burgers and hot dogs during a Veterans Day barbecue for vets and their families at the Clallam County Veterans Center in Port Angeles. The event was one of several across the North Olympic Peninsula honoring those who served their country. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Veterans barbecue

Levi Douglas, Clallam County Veterans program coordinator and U.S. Air Force veteran, cooks burgers and hot dogs during a Veterans Day barbecue for vets and… Continue reading

Levi Douglas, Clallam County Veterans program coordinator and U.S. Air Force veteran, cooks burgers and hot dogs during a Veterans Day barbecue for vets and their families at the Clallam County Veterans Center in Port Angeles. The event was one of several across the North Olympic Peninsula honoring those who served their country. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Paul Beck of Port Angeles, right, leads a line of volunteers and others as they carry a chilling element across what will become an ice skating rink on Friday at the Port Angeles Winter Ice Village. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Winter Village to open its fifth season on Friday

Peninsula’s seasonal ice skating rink’s prices same as last year’s

Paul Beck of Port Angeles, right, leads a line of volunteers and others as they carry a chilling element across what will become an ice skating rink on Friday at the Port Angeles Winter Ice Village. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Arlene Jenson, co-founder of Sisterland Farms, tosses a used jack-o-lantern into the back of a truck for recycling during a pumpkin rescue on Friday in front of Country Aire Natural Foods in Port Angeles. The farm, with assistance from the WSU Clallam County Extension, was collecting unwanted pumpkins for composting, keeping them out of landfills and protecting the environment. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Pumpkin recycling

Arlene Jenson, co-founder of Sisterland Farms, tosses a used jack-o-lantern into the back of a truck for recycling during a pumpkin rescue on Friday in… Continue reading

Arlene Jenson, co-founder of Sisterland Farms, tosses a used jack-o-lantern into the back of a truck for recycling during a pumpkin rescue on Friday in front of Country Aire Natural Foods in Port Angeles. The farm, with assistance from the WSU Clallam County Extension, was collecting unwanted pumpkins for composting, keeping them out of landfills and protecting the environment. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Inspector Josh Ley of the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office accepts a package of medications from a motorist at the Clallam County Courthouse in Port Angeles during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday. The nationwide event was developed to provide a safe method of disposing of unwanted, uneeded or expired prescription medications and illicit drugs. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Drug takeback day

Inspector Josh Ley of the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office accepts a package of medications from a motorist at the Clallam County Courthouse in Port Angeles… Continue reading

Inspector Josh Ley of the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office accepts a package of medications from a motorist at the Clallam County Courthouse in Port Angeles during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday. The nationwide event was developed to provide a safe method of disposing of unwanted, uneeded or expired prescription medications and illicit drugs. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Bennet Web, 5, of Sequim picks out the perfect utensil for carving his jack-o-lantern during Saturday’s Halloween celebration at the Sequim Prairie Grange near Carlsborg. Trunk-or-Treat, hosted by grange members, featured candy and treats, food, pumpkin carving and other activities. For information about Halloween activities today, see Page A3. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Trunk or treat

Bennet Web, 5, of Sequim picks out the perfect utensil for carving his jack-o-lantern during Saturday’s Halloween celebration at the Sequim Prairie Grange near Carlsborg.… Continue reading

Bennet Web, 5, of Sequim picks out the perfect utensil for carving his jack-o-lantern during Saturday’s Halloween celebration at the Sequim Prairie Grange near Carlsborg. Trunk-or-Treat, hosted by grange members, featured candy and treats, food, pumpkin carving and other activities. For information about Halloween activities today, see Page A3. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
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Four-year-old Marlee Sargent of Port Angeles plays with a bucket and water on Friday on the shore of Port Angeles Harbor. The youngster and her family were taking advantage of a warm autumn day to pay a visit to Hollywood Beach in Port Angeles.

Day at the beach in Port Angeles

Four-year-old Marlee Sargent of Port Angeles plays with a bucket and water on Friday on the shore of Port Angeles Harbor. The youngster and her… Continue reading

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Four-year-old Marlee Sargent of Port Angeles plays with a bucket and water on Friday on the shore of Port Angeles Harbor. The youngster and her family were taking advantage of a warm autumn day to pay a visit to Hollywood Beach in Port Angeles.
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Sharon Prosser of Sequim creates refrigerator magnets with hand-painted rocks as part of the Ladybug Project, a fund-raising effort for the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society. Prosser was making and selling magnets for $1 each and taking monetary donations to the society on Saturday at the Port Angeles Farmers Market.

Magnet fundraiser for humane society

Sharon Prosser of Sequim creates refrigerator magnets with hand-painted rocks as part of the Ladybug Project, a fundraising effort for the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society.… Continue reading

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Sharon Prosser of Sequim creates refrigerator magnets with hand-painted rocks as part of the Ladybug Project, a fund-raising effort for the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society. Prosser was making and selling magnets for $1 each and taking monetary donations to the society on Saturday at the Port Angeles Farmers Market.
A fresh dusting of snow blankets the peaks at Klahhane Ridge south of Port Angeles on Saturday as the first significant snow of the season arrives at Olympic National Park. Unseasonably warm temperatures and dry conditions have kept the ridge bare wall beyond the traditional appearance of the initial snows of autumn. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

First snow in Olympic National Park

A fresh dusting of snow blankets the peaks at Klahhane Ridge south of Port Angeles on Saturday as the first significant snow of the season… Continue reading

A fresh dusting of snow blankets the peaks at Klahhane Ridge south of Port Angeles on Saturday as the first significant snow of the season arrives at Olympic National Park. Unseasonably warm temperatures and dry conditions have kept the ridge bare wall beyond the traditional appearance of the initial snows of autumn. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)