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Tamara Galvan, facilities director for the Feiro Marine Life Center in Port Angeles, seated, talks about an interactive traveling bull kelp exhibit with Feiro volunteer Anni Lanigan on Thursday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Bull kelp exhibit visits Feiro Marine Life Center

Traveling display created at Port Townsend Marine Science Center

Tamara Galvan, facilities director for the Feiro Marine Life Center in Port Angeles, seated, talks about an interactive traveling bull kelp exhibit with Feiro volunteer Anni Lanigan on Thursday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
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Clint Ostler, president of Dash Air Shuttle, right, points out features of the Cessna 402C aircraft to Peter Metz, left, and Kim Reynolds, both of Port Angeles, during an open house for the air service on Tuesday at William R. Fairchild International Airport in Port Angeles.

Open house at Dash Air

Clint Ostler, president of Dash Air Shuttle, right, points out features of the Cessna 402C aircraft to Peter Metz, left, and Kim Reynolds, both of… Continue reading

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Clint Ostler, president of Dash Air Shuttle, right, points out features of the Cessna 402C aircraft to Peter Metz, left, and Kim Reynolds, both of Port Angeles, during an open house for the air service on Tuesday at William R. Fairchild International Airport in Port Angeles.
An excavator pulls a piece of aging stormwater drain pipe leading to the Peabody Creek Estuary under the parking lot at Port Angeles City Pier on Thursday. The operation was part of a project to replace a failed stormwater line, fortify the shoreline from erosion and replace damaged sidewalks around the parking area. In addition to the repairs, pedestrian ramps within the City Pier parking lot will be replaced and made ADA compliant. Nordland Construction, Inc. is the contractor for the city project. The parking lot, located at North Lincoln Street and East Railroad Avenue, is expected to remain closed through the project, which is expected to be completed in March. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Stormwater project

An excavator pulls a piece of aging stormwater drain pipe leading to the Peabody Creek Estuary under the parking lot at Port Angeles City Pier… Continue reading

An excavator pulls a piece of aging stormwater drain pipe leading to the Peabody Creek Estuary under the parking lot at Port Angeles City Pier on Thursday. The operation was part of a project to replace a failed stormwater line, fortify the shoreline from erosion and replace damaged sidewalks around the parking area. In addition to the repairs, pedestrian ramps within the City Pier parking lot will be replaced and made ADA compliant. Nordland Construction, Inc. is the contractor for the city project. The parking lot, located at North Lincoln Street and East Railroad Avenue, is expected to remain closed through the project, which is expected to be completed in March. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Port Angeles Parks and Recreation Department worker Lukas Cox tosses a limb from the downtown Port Angeles Christmas tree into a truck for eventual recycling as the tree is dismantled on Tuesday. The tree, donated by the Port of Port Angeles, illuminated downtown at the Conrad Dyar Memorial Fountain since it was lit on Thanksgiving weekend. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Tree recycling

Port Angeles Parks and Recreation Department worker Lukas Cox tosses a limb from the downtown Port Angeles Christmas tree into a truck for eventual recycling… Continue reading

Port Angeles Parks and Recreation Department worker Lukas Cox tosses a limb from the downtown Port Angeles Christmas tree into a truck for eventual recycling as the tree is dismantled on Tuesday. The tree, donated by the Port of Port Angeles, illuminated downtown at the Conrad Dyar Memorial Fountain since it was lit on Thanksgiving weekend. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Participants in the New Year’s Day polar bear dip in Port Angeles run in and out of the chilly water of Port Angeles Harbor at Hollywood Beach as onlookers watch from the shore on Monday. More than 100 dippers took part in the annual ritual, which served as a fundraiser for Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Taking the plunge

Participants in the New Year’s Day polar bear dip in Port Angeles run in and out of the chilly water of Port Angeles Harbor at… Continue reading

Participants in the New Year’s Day polar bear dip in Port Angeles run in and out of the chilly water of Port Angeles Harbor at Hollywood Beach as onlookers watch from the shore on Monday. More than 100 dippers took part in the annual ritual, which served as a fundraiser for Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Clallam County Fire District 2 firefighter/EMT Anaka Hughes makes her way up the stairs behind the Conrad Dyar Memorial Fountain in Port Angeles on Saturday to gather donations and pledges supporting the upcoming Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Firefighter Stairclimb on March 10 at the Columbia Center in Seattle. The North Olympic Firefighters Team consisting of firefighters from Fire District 2 and the Port Angeles Fire Department will join about 2,000 firefighters from across the region in the event, ascending 69 floors with 1,356 steps of Seattle’s tallest skyscraper benefiting blood cancer research and patient services. The North Olympic team plans another fundraising event with stairclimb machines on March 10 at Bourbon West, 125 W. Front St. in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Stairclimb donations

Clallam County Fire District 2 firefighter/EMT Anaka Hughes makes her way up the stairs behind the Conrad Dyar Memorial Fountain in Port Angeles on Saturday… Continue reading

Clallam County Fire District 2 firefighter/EMT Anaka Hughes makes her way up the stairs behind the Conrad Dyar Memorial Fountain in Port Angeles on Saturday to gather donations and pledges supporting the upcoming Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Firefighter Stairclimb on March 10 at the Columbia Center in Seattle. The North Olympic Firefighters Team consisting of firefighters from Fire District 2 and the Port Angeles Fire Department will join about 2,000 firefighters from across the region in the event, ascending 69 floors with 1,356 steps of Seattle’s tallest skyscraper benefiting blood cancer research and patient services. The North Olympic team plans another fundraising event with stairclimb machines on March 10 at Bourbon West, 125 W. Front St. in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
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Port Angeles Winter Ice Village volunteers Rich Johnson, left, and Sarah Fixter check in used ice skates on a busy Friday afternoon skate session.

Ice Village season drawing to a close

Sixth season promising total high attendance

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Port Angeles Winter Ice Village volunteers Rich Johnson, left, and Sarah Fixter check in used ice skates on a busy Friday afternoon skate session.
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Kenzie Carney of Port Angeles plays guitar and sings while giving away candy canes, oranges and homemade cookies in front of the downtown Port Angeles Christmas tree at the Conrad Dyar Memorial Fountain on Tuesday. Carney said the effort was an opportunity to spread holiday cheer to those who might need it on the day after Christmas.

A cheerful chord in Port Angeles

Kenzie Carney of Port Angeles plays guitar and sings while giving away candy canes, oranges and homemade cookies in front of the downtown Port Angeles… Continue reading

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Kenzie Carney of Port Angeles plays guitar and sings while giving away candy canes, oranges and homemade cookies in front of the downtown Port Angeles Christmas tree at the Conrad Dyar Memorial Fountain on Tuesday. Carney said the effort was an opportunity to spread holiday cheer to those who might need it on the day after Christmas.
A Christmas ornament hangs from the downtown Port Angeles Christmas tree as a pedestrian walks past the plaza at the Conrad Dyar Memorial Fountain. The tree, towering above the intersection at First and Laurel streets, will remain illuminated through the holiday season. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Merry Christmas

A Christmas ornament hangs from the downtown Port Angeles Christmas tree as a pedestrian walks past the plaza at the Conrad Dyar Memorial Fountain. The… Continue reading

A Christmas ornament hangs from the downtown Port Angeles Christmas tree as a pedestrian walks past the plaza at the Conrad Dyar Memorial Fountain. The tree, towering above the intersection at First and Laurel streets, will remain illuminated through the holiday season. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Enzo Ramirez, 4, of Port Angeles clutches his dollar bill while searching for an affordable gift to purchase at a vendor table set up by Port Angeles-based Power Up Perler & Soaps during Saturday’s Holiday Market at Vern Burton Community Center in Port Angeles. The market featured dozens of gift and craft tables by local artisans, including a donation and craft table benefiting Peninsula Friends of Animals. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Holiday market

Enzo Ramirez, 4, of Port Angeles clutches his dollar bill while searching for an affordable gift to purchase at a vendor table set up by… Continue reading

Enzo Ramirez, 4, of Port Angeles clutches his dollar bill while searching for an affordable gift to purchase at a vendor table set up by Port Angeles-based Power Up Perler & Soaps during Saturday’s Holiday Market at Vern Burton Community Center in Port Angeles. The market featured dozens of gift and craft tables by local artisans, including a donation and craft table benefiting Peninsula Friends of Animals. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Farrah Friswold, 5, of Port Angeles looks at a silhouette of a bird for placement on an overhead projector at an interactive light station at Wintertide on Saturday in Webster’s Woods Sculpture Park at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center. The Wintertide Festival of Lights featured a variety of hands-on activities, food, music, a fire dancing exhibition, a lantern walk and a seasonal selection of illuminated sculptures, as well as an ongoing Makers Market of artistic gifts in the fine art center gallery. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Wintertide Festival

Farrah Friswold, 5, of Port Angeles looks at a silhouette of a bird for placement on an overhead projector at an interactive light station at… Continue reading

Farrah Friswold, 5, of Port Angeles looks at a silhouette of a bird for placement on an overhead projector at an interactive light station at Wintertide on Saturday in Webster’s Woods Sculpture Park at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center. The Wintertide Festival of Lights featured a variety of hands-on activities, food, music, a fire dancing exhibition, a lantern walk and a seasonal selection of illuminated sculptures, as well as an ongoing Makers Market of artistic gifts in the fine art center gallery. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Santa Claus, portrayed by John Greiner of Port Angeles, gets licks and kisses from Maru, a white husky mix belonging to Ally Kreider of Port Angeles, at the second annual Santa Paws holiday photo event on Saturday at Petsense in Port Angeles. Pet owners were allowed to bring their critters for a photo with Santa in an event sponsored by the Soroptimist International Noon Club of Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Holiday kisses

Santa Claus, portrayed by John Greiner of Port Angeles, gets licks and kisses from Maru, a white husky mix belonging to Ally Kreider of Port… Continue reading

Santa Claus, portrayed by John Greiner of Port Angeles, gets licks and kisses from Maru, a white husky mix belonging to Ally Kreider of Port Angeles, at the second annual Santa Paws holiday photo event on Saturday at Petsense in Port Angeles. Pet owners were allowed to bring their critters for a photo with Santa in an event sponsored by the Soroptimist International Noon Club of Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Accasia Anderson, 7, a second-grade student at Greywolf School in Sequim, examines a book for sale on Saturday at the school’s Holiday Bazaar. The event, hosted by the Sequim Elementary Parent Teacher Association, spotlighted the work of more than 50 vendors, including crafts made by students, along with a Scholastic Book Fair. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Book fair in Sequim

Accasia Anderson, 7, a second-grade student at Greywolf School in Sequim, examines a book for sale on Saturday at the school’s Holiday Bazaar. The event,… Continue reading

Accasia Anderson, 7, a second-grade student at Greywolf School in Sequim, examines a book for sale on Saturday at the school’s Holiday Bazaar. The event, hosted by the Sequim Elementary Parent Teacher Association, spotlighted the work of more than 50 vendors, including crafts made by students, along with a Scholastic Book Fair. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Port Angeles firefighter Ryan Gosling, left, and Samantha Harik work to extinguish a blaze at an unoccupied house at 1338 W. Lauridsen Blvd. on the edge of Port Angeles on Saturday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Port Angeles firefighter Ryan Gosling, left, and Samantha Harik work to extinguish a blaze at an unoccupied house at 1338 W. Lauridsen Blvd. on the edge of Port Angeles on Saturday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Arthur Seward of Sequim examines a display of handmade wreaths created by Sequim-based The Hitching Post during Saturday’s Holiday Craft Fair at the Sequim Prairie Grange near Carlsborg. The fair featured a variety of holiday-themed crafts and gifts made by local artisans, as well as lunch prepared by grange members. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Grange fair

Arthur Seward of Sequim examines a display of handmade wreaths created by Sequim-based The Hitching Post during Saturday’s Holiday Craft Fair at the Sequim Prairie… Continue reading

Arthur Seward of Sequim examines a display of handmade wreaths created by Sequim-based The Hitching Post during Saturday’s Holiday Craft Fair at the Sequim Prairie Grange near Carlsborg. The fair featured a variety of holiday-themed crafts and gifts made by local artisans, as well as lunch prepared by grange members. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
The downtown Port Angeles Christmas tree is surrounded by people during a lighting ceremony on Saturday at First and Lincoln streets. The 30-foot tree will stand at the Conrad Dyar Memorial Fountain plaza through the holidays. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Lit up for the holidays

The downtown Port Angeles Christmas tree is surrounded by people during a lighting ceremony on Saturday at First and Lincoln streets. The 30-foot tree will… Continue reading

The downtown Port Angeles Christmas tree is surrounded by people during a lighting ceremony on Saturday at First and Lincoln streets. The 30-foot tree will stand at the Conrad Dyar Memorial Fountain plaza through the holidays. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Craig Mallow, left, and Quinten Calquhoun of Olympia-based Sargent Engineers, Inc., use a lift to inspect the outside structure of the observation tower at the end of Port Angeles City Pier on Wednesday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Tower inspection

Craig Mallow, left, and Quinten Calquhoun of Olympia-based Sargent Engineers, Inc., use a lift to inspect the outside structure of the observation tower at the… Continue reading

Craig Mallow, left, and Quinten Calquhoun of Olympia-based Sargent Engineers, Inc., use a lift to inspect the outside structure of the observation tower at the end of Port Angeles City Pier on Wednesday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Sharmaine Wright of Port Angeles expresses delight while being pushed by her daughter, Kaylee Konopaski, 10, on the ice at the Port Angeles Winter Ice Village on Saturday. The village, which features a temporary ice skating rink, opened Friday and will operate daily from noon to 9 p.m. through Jan. 2. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Outdoor adventure

Sharmaine Wright of Port Angeles expresses delight while being pushed by her daughter, Kaylee Konopaski, 10, on the ice at the Port Angeles Winter Ice… Continue reading

Sharmaine Wright of Port Angeles expresses delight while being pushed by her daughter, Kaylee Konopaski, 10, on the ice at the Port Angeles Winter Ice Village on Saturday. The village, which features a temporary ice skating rink, opened Friday and will operate daily from noon to 9 p.m. through Jan. 2. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Glynda Ball of Sequim puts the finishing touches on a self-made wreath at a wreath-making station at Saturday’s Nature Mart at the Dungeness River Nature Center in Sequim. The event, a fundraiser for the nature center’s education programs, also featured a gift mart of hand-crafted, nature-related gifts, a bake sale and photo opportunities with the center’s taxidermic animals. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Holiday wreaths

Glynda Ball of Sequim puts the finishing touches on a self-made wreath at a wreath-making station at Saturday’s Nature Mart at the Dungeness River Nature… Continue reading

Glynda Ball of Sequim puts the finishing touches on a self-made wreath at a wreath-making station at Saturday’s Nature Mart at the Dungeness River Nature Center in Sequim. The event, a fundraiser for the nature center’s education programs, also featured a gift mart of hand-crafted, nature-related gifts, a bake sale and photo opportunities with the center’s taxidermic animals. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
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The Dungeness River Nature Center stands illuminated by Christmas lights as visitors roam the outdoor patio after a lighting ceremony for the center and nearby Railroad Bridge on Thursday night in Sequim. Hundreds of people took part in the event, which featured holiday songs by the Sequim High School Choir on the historic bridge over the Dungeness River.

Railroad Bridge lights the night in Sequim

The Dungeness River Nature Center stands illuminated by Christmas lights as visitors roam the outdoor patio after a lighting ceremony for the center and nearby… Continue reading

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The Dungeness River Nature Center stands illuminated by Christmas lights as visitors roam the outdoor patio after a lighting ceremony for the center and nearby Railroad Bridge on Thursday night in Sequim. Hundreds of people took part in the event, which featured holiday songs by the Sequim High School Choir on the historic bridge over the Dungeness River.