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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)
A boat floats placidly on Dungeness Bay on Saturday as hikers walk along Dungeness Spit in the background and Striped Peak stands on the horizon. Unseasonably warm and dry conditions made for good boating weather, despite hazy skies from wildfire smoke from east of the Cascades. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Hazy Day on Dungeness Bay

Hazy day on Dungeness Bay A boat floats placidly on Dungeness Bay on Saturday as hikers walk along Dungeness Spit in the background and Striped… Continue reading

A boat floats placidly on Dungeness Bay on Saturday as hikers walk along Dungeness Spit in the background and Striped Peak stands on the horizon. Unseasonably warm and dry conditions made for good boating weather, despite hazy skies from wildfire smoke from east of the Cascades. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
A bulldozer levels dirt along a new levee being built along the Dungeness River on Saturday not far from the mouth of the river near the Dungeness community north of Sequim. The first phase of the multi-year levee setback project includes construction of a new levee and an embankment to realign Towne Road, as well as culverts and restoration of the river’s floodplain. In the background is the historic Dungeness Old Schoolhouse. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Levee construction

A bulldozer levels dirt along a new levee being built along the Dungeness River on Saturday not far from the mouth of the river near… Continue reading

A bulldozer levels dirt along a new levee being built along the Dungeness River on Saturday not far from the mouth of the river near the Dungeness community north of Sequim. The first phase of the multi-year levee setback project includes construction of a new levee and an embankment to realign Towne Road, as well as culverts and restoration of the river’s floodplain. In the background is the historic Dungeness Old Schoolhouse. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Brandi Montgomery, front, and John Patterson, both of Sequim, make their guesses on the weight of a massive Atlantic Giant pumpkin on display at the Sequim Farmers & Artisans Market at the Sequim Civic Center. The contest, hosted by the market with a pumpkin provided by Beanstalk Farm, allowed market visitors to record their estimations for a shot at a prize of $20 in market bucks. The winner and weight will be announced later this week on the market’s Facebook page. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

How much does it weigh?

Brandi Montgomery, front, and John Patterson, both of Sequim, make their guesses on the weight of a massive Atlantic Giant pumpkin on display at the… Continue reading

Brandi Montgomery, front, and John Patterson, both of Sequim, make their guesses on the weight of a massive Atlantic Giant pumpkin on display at the Sequim Farmers & Artisans Market at the Sequim Civic Center. The contest, hosted by the market with a pumpkin provided by Beanstalk Farm, allowed market visitors to record their estimations for a shot at a prize of $20 in market bucks. The winner and weight will be announced later this week on the market’s Facebook page. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
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Two-year-old Knox Wahlsten of Port Angeles crawls into a cart filled with freshly-cut pumpkins on Wednesday at a pumpkin patch grown at Agnew Grocery in the Agnew area between Port Angeles and Sequim. The grocery and feed store at 2863 Old Olympic Highway features two fields of u-pick pumpkins as well as other seasonal activities for youngsters.

Pumpkin wagon in Agnew

Two-year-old Knox Wahlsten of Port Angeles crawls into a cart filled with freshly-cut pumpkins at a pumpkin patch grown at Agnew Grocery in the Agnew… Continue reading

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Two-year-old Knox Wahlsten of Port Angeles crawls into a cart filled with freshly-cut pumpkins on Wednesday at a pumpkin patch grown at Agnew Grocery in the Agnew area between Port Angeles and Sequim. The grocery and feed store at 2863 Old Olympic Highway features two fields of u-pick pumpkins as well as other seasonal activities for youngsters.
Port Angels Parks & Recreation Department employee Easton Goslin hoses down the concrete underlayment at the playground at Shane Park on the west side of Port Angeles on Wednesday. The playground was closed in mid-September after tiles of rubberized material that made up the play surface began to come loose, creating a hazard to play equipment users. The old tiles have been removed and are awaiting replacement. The playground area remains closed until work can be completed. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Safety first

Port Angels Parks & Recreation Department employee Easton Joslin hoses down the concrete underlayment at the playground at Shane Park on the west side of… Continue reading

Port Angels Parks & Recreation Department employee Easton Goslin hoses down the concrete underlayment at the playground at Shane Park on the west side of Port Angeles on Wednesday. The playground was closed in mid-September after tiles of rubberized material that made up the play surface began to come loose, creating a hazard to play equipment users. The old tiles have been removed and are awaiting replacement. The playground area remains closed until work can be completed. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
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Adam Cowan 1 1/2, of Sequim show a hint of trepidation on Wednesday while getting to know a goat named Trixie that resides at Agnew Grocery east of Port Angeles. The goat is one of several farm animals kept on the property of the grocery and feed store.

Kid to kid in Agnew

Adam Cowan, 1½, of Sequim shows a hint of trepidation on Wednesday while getting to know a goat named Trixie that resides at Agnew Grocery… Continue reading

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Adam Cowan 1 1/2, of Sequim show a hint of trepidation on Wednesday while getting to know a goat named Trixie that resides at Agnew Grocery east of Port Angeles. The goat is one of several farm animals kept on the property of the grocery and feed store.