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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.
Fiona Krienke, 19, and her brother Hawk, 6, take a spin on the tire swing at Chetzemoka Park in Port Townsend. The 118-year-old city park is named after Chief Chetzemoka, the 19th century S’Klallam leader. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Getting in the swing of things

Fiona Krienke, 19, and her brother Hawk, 6, take a spin on the tire swing at Chetzemoka Park in Port Townsend. The 118-year-old city park… Continue reading

Fiona Krienke, 19, and her brother Hawk, 6, take a spin on the tire swing at Chetzemoka Park in Port Townsend. The 118-year-old city park is named after Chief Chetzemoka, the 19th century S’Klallam leader. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Elaina Wood, 6, center, looks on in delight after catching a crab as her brother, Kjol Wood, 11, left, watches while grandmother Tina Taylor of Port Angeles, right, and Puget Sound Anglers member Russ Manson of Sequim assist with the capture during the Grab a Crab Derby on Saturday at the Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival in Port Angeles. The three-day festival brought abut 15,000 people to the Port Angeles waterfront for food, music and other activities. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Caught one!

Elaina Wood, 6, center, looks on in delight after catching a crab as her brother, Kjol Wood, 11, left, watches while grandmother Tina Taylor of… Continue reading

Elaina Wood, 6, center, looks on in delight after catching a crab as her brother, Kjol Wood, 11, left, watches while grandmother Tina Taylor of Port Angeles, right, and Puget Sound Anglers member Russ Manson of Sequim assist with the capture during the Grab a Crab Derby on Saturday at the Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival in Port Angeles. The three-day festival brought abut 15,000 people to the Port Angeles waterfront for food, music and other activities. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Port Angeles High School senior homecoming King and Queen Jack Gladfelter and Lily Halberg prepare to ride in their school’s homecoming parade after being crowned on Friday. The pair presided over the Port Angeles Roughriders’ 28-9 loss to the Bremerton Knights during Friday’s football game at Port Angeles Civic Field. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Homecoming royalty crowned

Port Angeles High School senior homecoming King and Queen Jack Gladfelter and Lily Halberg prepare to ride in their school’s homecoming parade after being crowned… Continue reading

Port Angeles High School senior homecoming King and Queen Jack Gladfelter and Lily Halberg prepare to ride in their school’s homecoming parade after being crowned on Friday. The pair presided over the Port Angeles Roughriders’ 28-9 loss to the Bremerton Knights during Friday’s football game at Port Angeles Civic Field. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Crab crew member Jacob Brown of Port Angeles pulls cooked crab from a boiler on Thursday in preparation for the opening of the Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival on the Port Angeles waterfront. The three-day festival begins today and runs through Sunday. For more information, see Page A6. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Prepping for crab

Crab crew member Jacob Brown of Port Angeles pulls cooked crab from a boiler on Thursday in preparation for the opening of the Dungeness Crab… Continue reading

Crab crew member Jacob Brown of Port Angeles pulls cooked crab from a boiler on Thursday in preparation for the opening of the Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival on the Port Angeles waterfront. The three-day festival begins today and runs through Sunday. For more information, see Page A6. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
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Denise Butler, left, and Karl Pohlod, both members of the North Olympic Peninsula Chapter of Puget Sound Anglers, on Friday tie plastic markers to a crab that will be eligible for catch during the Grab-A-Crab Derby, a featured activity of the Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival on the Port Angeles waterfront. Twenty tagged crabs were seeded into a pair of tanks, allowing the catchers a $20 discount on a crab dinner or half off on a takeout crab from the derby, which is also set for today from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The festival runs through Sunday. For information, see crabfestival.org.

Crab fest kicks off in Port Angeles

Denise Butler, left, and Karl Pohlod, both members of the North Olympic Peninsula Chapter of Puget Sound Anglers, on Friday tie plastic markers to a… Continue reading

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Denise Butler, left, and Karl Pohlod, both members of the North Olympic Peninsula Chapter of Puget Sound Anglers, on Friday tie plastic markers to a crab that will be eligible for catch during the Grab-A-Crab Derby, a featured activity of the Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival on the Port Angeles waterfront. Twenty tagged crabs were seeded into a pair of tanks, allowing the catchers a $20 discount on a crab dinner or half off on a takeout crab from the derby, which is also set for today from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The festival runs through Sunday. For information, see crabfestival.org.
The Roosevelt High School (Port Angeles High School) Class of 1952 held their 70th class reunion recently at the home of Fred Sullivan in Port Angeles. The class went to school in a building where the present day City Hall now sits. It was called Roosevelt High School then. The current high school on Park Ave was built the next year. Only 15 were able to attend from a class of 160 plus back in 1952. Each of the classmates are around 88 years old. 
	ID: front row l to r: Merle Bailey, Gwen Fairchild Potterfield, John Rife. 2nd row: Dick Hopkins, Carol Macklin Moffat, Marilyn Halberg Hill, Lois Grady Edwards, Grey Tozier Pohl, Pat Dotson Stamateou, Mel Kobel, 3rd row: Don Walken, Fred Sullivan. Top row: Dick McLean, Scooter Chapman, Ire Beadle. dlogan

Class of 1952 holds 70th class reunion

The Roosevelt High School (Port Angeles High School) Class of 1952 held their 70th class reunion recently at the home of Fred Sullivan in Port… Continue reading

The Roosevelt High School (Port Angeles High School) Class of 1952 held their 70th class reunion recently at the home of Fred Sullivan in Port Angeles. The class went to school in a building where the present day City Hall now sits. It was called Roosevelt High School then. The current high school on Park Ave was built the next year. Only 15 were able to attend from a class of 160 plus back in 1952. Each of the classmates are around 88 years old. 
	ID: front row l to r: Merle Bailey, Gwen Fairchild Potterfield, John Rife. 2nd row: Dick Hopkins, Carol Macklin Moffat, Marilyn Halberg Hill, Lois Grady Edwards, Grey Tozier Pohl, Pat Dotson Stamateou, Mel Kobel, 3rd row: Don Walken, Fred Sullivan. Top row: Dick McLean, Scooter Chapman, Ire Beadle. dlogan
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Pedestrians and bicyclists make their way arcoss a pair of new spans crossing the newly-restored flood plain of the Dungeness River at Railroad Bridge Park on Wednesday. The two spans, which opened this week, eliminate a long detour for users of the Olympic Discovery Trail by restoring the link across the river. An additional walkway, which is still under construction with an opening scheduled for later this fall, will link the trail to the outdoor patio of the recently-opened Dungeness River Nature Center.

Building bridges at Railroad Bridge Park

Pedestrians and bicyclists make their way across a pair of new spans crossing the newly-restored flood plain of the Dungeness River at Railroad Bridge Park… Continue reading

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Pedestrians and bicyclists make their way arcoss a pair of new spans crossing the newly-restored flood plain of the Dungeness River at Railroad Bridge Park on Wednesday. The two spans, which opened this week, eliminate a long detour for users of the Olympic Discovery Trail by restoring the link across the river. An additional walkway, which is still under construction with an opening scheduled for later this fall, will link the trail to the outdoor patio of the recently-opened Dungeness River Nature Center.
A crew from Bothel-based Grand Event Rentals erects a dining tent in the parking lot of the 48 Degrees North restaurant along the Port Angeles waterfront on Wednesday. The tent will serve as the focal point for food and entertainment for this weekend’s three-day Port Angeles Crab Festival, which begins Friday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Festival preparation

A crew from Bothel-based Grand Event Rentals erects a dining tent in the parking lot of the 48 Degrees North restaurant along the Port Angeles… Continue reading

A crew from Bothel-based Grand Event Rentals erects a dining tent in the parking lot of the 48 Degrees North restaurant along the Port Angeles waterfront on Wednesday. The tent will serve as the focal point for food and entertainment for this weekend’s three-day Port Angeles Crab Festival, which begins Friday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Rocky Wisniewski of Sequim, a member of the North Olympic Shuttle Spindle Guild, demonstrates how to spin fiber on a walking wheel during Saturday’s Pacific Northwest Fiber Exposition at Vern Burton Community Center in Port Angeles. The two-day event featured a wide variety of demonstrations, exhibits, workshops and a marketplace showcasing all things fiber. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Fiber exposition

Rocky Wisniewski of Sequim, a member of the North Olympic Shuttle Spindle Guild, demonstrates how to spin fiber on a walking wheel during Saturday’s Pacific… Continue reading

Rocky Wisniewski of Sequim, a member of the North Olympic Shuttle Spindle Guild, demonstrates how to spin fiber on a walking wheel during Saturday’s Pacific Northwest Fiber Exposition at Vern Burton Community Center in Port Angeles. The two-day event featured a wide variety of demonstrations, exhibits, workshops and a marketplace showcasing all things fiber. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
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Port Angeles Parks and Recreation Department workers Kimberly Noble, left, and Destiny Walters add autumn plants to a decorative basin at the Conrad Dyar Memorial Fountain on Friday in downtown Port Angeles. Plants at the fountain and at other locations in the downtown area are periodically replaced with vegetation appropriate to the season.

Fall flowers at Conrad Dyar Memorial Fountain

Port Angeles Parks and Recreation Department workers Kimberly Noble, left, and Destiny Walters add autumn plants to a decorative basin at the Conrad Dyar Memorial… Continue reading

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Port Angeles Parks and Recreation Department workers Kimberly Noble, left, and Destiny Walters add autumn plants to a decorative basin at the Conrad Dyar Memorial Fountain on Friday in downtown Port Angeles. Plants at the fountain and at other locations in the downtown area are periodically replaced with vegetation appropriate to the season.
John Zuermer, 86, of Sequim plays his saxophone on the patio plaza at the Dungeness Nature Center at Railroad Bridge Park in Sequim. Zuermer, who regularly performs at the center from 11 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays and Saturdays, said he decided it would be a fun thing to do, keeping up his musical skills while playing for anyone who happened by. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Music at the Nature Center

John Zuermer, 86, of Sequim plays his saxophone on the patio plaza at the Dungeness Nature Center at Railroad Bridge Park in Sequim. Zuermer, who… Continue reading

John Zuermer, 86, of Sequim plays his saxophone on the patio plaza at the Dungeness Nature Center at Railroad Bridge Park in Sequim. Zuermer, who regularly performs at the center from 11 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays and Saturdays, said he decided it would be a fun thing to do, keeping up his musical skills while playing for anyone who happened by. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
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A construction worker welds support pieces for a new pedestrian bridge connecting the historic railroad trestle over the Dungeness River to the Dungeness River Nature Center at Railroad Bridge Park in Sequim on Wednesday. The work is part of a project to restore part of the original Dungeness River floodplain while providing better access to the Olympic Discovery Trail.

Railroad bridge park gets new pedestrian walkway

A construction worker welds support pieces for a new pedestrian bridge connecting the historic railroad trestle over the Dungeness River to the Dungeness River Nature… Continue reading

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A construction worker welds support pieces for a new pedestrian bridge connecting the historic railroad trestle over the Dungeness River to the Dungeness River Nature Center at Railroad Bridge Park in Sequim on Wednesday. The work is part of a project to restore part of the original Dungeness River floodplain while providing better access to the Olympic Discovery Trail.