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Rick Smith of the Olympic Medical Center Foundation, center, watches as Aidan Butterworth, left, Dave Jungck of Kent-based AV Factory, on ladder in middle, and Tanner McLean do a test assembly of a giant Christmas decoration on Wednesday on the front lawn of the old Lincoln School in Port Angeles. The decoration, donated by the Microsoft Corporation, will become part of a display in the foundation's Festival of Trees in November, and then be incorporated into the Port Angeles Winter Ice Village in December.

Tinsel test run

Rick Smith of the Olympic Medical Center Foundation, center, watches as Aidan Butterworth, left, Dave Jungck of Kent-based AV Factory, on ladder in middle, and… Continue reading

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Rick Smith of the Olympic Medical Center Foundation, center, watches as Aidan Butterworth, left, Dave Jungck of Kent-based AV Factory, on ladder in middle, and Tanner McLean do a test assembly of a giant Christmas decoration on Wednesday on the front lawn of the old Lincoln School in Port Angeles. The decoration, donated by the Microsoft Corporation, will become part of a display in the foundation's Festival of Trees in November, and then be incorporated into the Port Angeles Winter Ice Village in December.
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Five-year-old Barron Strangle, right, reacts as his grandmother, Ellen Mack, buries him thigh-deep in a hole they excavated at Hollywood Beach in Port Angeles on Tuesday. The pair, both from Port Angeles, were taking advantage of a sunny summer day on the sand.

Summer sands in Port Angeles

Five-year-old Barron Strangle, right, reacts as his grandmother, Ellen Mack, buries him thigh-deep in a hole they excavated at Hollywood Beach in Port Angeles on… Continue reading

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Five-year-old Barron Strangle, right, reacts as his grandmother, Ellen Mack, buries him thigh-deep in a hole they excavated at Hollywood Beach in Port Angeles on Tuesday. The pair, both from Port Angeles, were taking advantage of a sunny summer day on the sand.
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Mount Baker shines in morning sunshine last week as dozens of fishermen try their luck in the waters off the Point Wilson Light House.  Fishing is also open this week from Thursday through Saturday.

Fine fishing off the Point Wilson Lighthouse

Mount Baker shines in morning sunshine last week as dozens of fishermen try their luck in the waters off the Point Wilson Lighthouse. Fishing is… Continue reading

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Mount Baker shines in morning sunshine last week as dozens of fishermen try their luck in the waters off the Point Wilson Light House.  Fishing is also open this week from Thursday through Saturday.
Volunteers Ginger Sanford, left, and Vicki Hansen, both of Port Angeles, carefully scrub a military veteran’s headstone at Mount Angeles Memorial Park in Port Angeles on Saturday. The Michael Trebert Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution hosted a training seminar and workshop on the “do no harm” method cleaning and preserving grave markers. The workshop was held in preparation for a Wreaths Across American Wreath Laying ceremony scheduled for Dec. 17. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Grave marker preservation

Volunteers Ginger Sanford, left, and Vicki Hansen, both of Port Angeles, carefully scrub a military veteran’s headstone at Mount Angeles Memorial Park in Port Angeles… Continue reading

Volunteers Ginger Sanford, left, and Vicki Hansen, both of Port Angeles, carefully scrub a military veteran’s headstone at Mount Angeles Memorial Park in Port Angeles on Saturday. The Michael Trebert Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution hosted a training seminar and workshop on the “do no harm” method cleaning and preserving grave markers. The workshop was held in preparation for a Wreaths Across American Wreath Laying ceremony scheduled for Dec. 17. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
David Johannessohn of Sequim takes a photograph of the motor of a 1929 Ford Model A on Saturday at the 26th annual Ruddell Cruise-In car show at Ruddell Auto in Port Angeles. The event featured more than 200 vintage and classic automobiles and trucks in an evening that included food, live music and a dunk tank. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Cruise-In car show

David Johannessohn of Sequim takes a photograph of the motor of a 1929 Ford Model A on Saturday at the 26th annual Ruddell Cruise-In car… Continue reading

David Johannessohn of Sequim takes a photograph of the motor of a 1929 Ford Model A on Saturday at the 26th annual Ruddell Cruise-In car show at Ruddell Auto in Port Angeles. The event featured more than 200 vintage and classic automobiles and trucks in an evening that included food, live music and a dunk tank. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Diamond Point Airport, shown on Saturday, is expected to provide a lifeline to the outside world in the event of a major disaster that could hamper other means of transportation. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Diamond Point receives supplies

In a tsunami, Miller Peninsula could be isolated

Diamond Point Airport, shown on Saturday, is expected to provide a lifeline to the outside world in the event of a major disaster that could hamper other means of transportation. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
A group of musicians, led by Brandon Godman, in blue shirt, who had never played together before, perform a rousing a set of Bluegrass music to an audience on Littlefield Green at Fort Worden State Park on Saturday. Centrum’s weeklong Fiddle Tunes Festival ended with this finale concert under the sun. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Fiddle tunes concert

A group of musicians, led by Brandon Godman, in blue shirt, who had never played together before, perform a rousing a set of Bluegrass music… Continue reading

A group of musicians, led by Brandon Godman, in blue shirt, who had never played together before, perform a rousing a set of Bluegrass music to an audience on Littlefield Green at Fort Worden State Park on Saturday. Centrum’s weeklong Fiddle Tunes Festival ended with this finale concert under the sun. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)
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Destiny Walters of the Port Angeles Parks and Recreation Department scrubs the water bowls on the Conrad Dyar Memorial Fountain in downtown Port Angeles. The fountain and its adjoining plaza, located at First and Laurel streets, is a focal point for numerous activities in the downtown area.

Summer scrubbing for downtown fountain

Destiny Walters of the Port Angeles Parks and Recreation Department scrubs the water bowls on the Conrad Dyar Memorial Fountain in downtown Port Angeles. The… Continue reading

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Destiny Walters of the Port Angeles Parks and Recreation Department scrubs the water bowls on the Conrad Dyar Memorial Fountain in downtown Port Angeles. The fountain and its adjoining plaza, located at First and Laurel streets, is a focal point for numerous activities in the downtown area.
Port Angeles Parks and Recreation Department worker Richard Foster picks up spent fireworks on Tuesday at Sail and Paddle Park on Ediz Hook. Despite a city-wide ban on fireworks on Port Angeles, many people purchased the devices in Clallam County and nearby Native American reservations and brought them into town for Independence Day celebrations. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Fireworks cleanup

Port Angeles Parks and Recreation Department worker Richard Foster picks up spent fireworks on Tuesday at Sail and Paddle Park on Ediz Hook. Despite a… Continue reading

Port Angeles Parks and Recreation Department worker Richard Foster picks up spent fireworks on Tuesday at Sail and Paddle Park on Ediz Hook. Despite a city-wide ban on fireworks on Port Angeles, many people purchased the devices in Clallam County and nearby Native American reservations and brought them into town for Independence Day celebrations. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
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Rachele Brown, education manager for Feiro Marine Life Center in Port Angeles, displays a fish print shirt she had just created during the seasonal Junior Oceanographer summer camp for youngsters. The camps, which are sold out for the summer season, are designed for children to learn more about marine life and are held in conjunction with the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary.

Fresh fish prints in Port Angeles

Rachele Brown, education manager for Feiro Marine Life Center in Port Angeles, displays a fish print shirt she had just created during the seasonal Junior… Continue reading

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Rachele Brown, education manager for Feiro Marine Life Center in Port Angeles, displays a fish print shirt she had just created during the seasonal Junior Oceanographer summer camp for youngsters. The camps, which are sold out for the summer season, are designed for children to learn more about marine life and are held in conjunction with the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary.
Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News Tim Wheeler of Sequim, center left, and Lillian Easton of Port Angeles, hold signs in favor of reproductive rights during a rally that began at Planned Parenthood in Port Angeles and ended up at the Clallam County Courthouse. The pair were among about 80 people protesting on Wednesday against the recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the Roe vs. Wade case that granted the right to an abortion in the United States.

Pro-choice rally

Tim Wheeler of Sequim, center left, and Lillian Easton of Port Angeles, hold signs in favor of reproductive rights during a rally that began at… Continue reading

Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News Tim Wheeler of Sequim, center left, and Lillian Easton of Port Angeles, hold signs in favor of reproductive rights during a rally that began at Planned Parenthood in Port Angeles and ended up at the Clallam County Courthouse. The pair were among about 80 people protesting on Wednesday against the recent ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the Roe vs. Wade case that granted the right to an abortion in the United States.
Emily Volz of NatureBridge, left, explains how erosion changes the landscape as members of the Jacobs family of Port Angeles, from left, Monica, Emerson, 11, and Jack, 9, create a miniature flood plain during the Forever StreamFest environmental fair at Peninsula College in Port Angeles. The Saturday event, hosted by the Port Angeles Garden Club, featured a variety of displays and educational activities, along with music and guest speakers, geared toward protection of the air, water, forests, land and wildlife. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Learning about erosion at Forever StreamFest

Emily Volz of NatureBridge, right, explains how erosion changes the landscape as members of the Jacobs family of Port Angeles, from left, Monica, Emerson, 11,… Continue reading

Emily Volz of NatureBridge, left, explains how erosion changes the landscape as members of the Jacobs family of Port Angeles, from left, Monica, Emerson, 11, and Jack, 9, create a miniature flood plain during the Forever StreamFest environmental fair at Peninsula College in Port Angeles. The Saturday event, hosted by the Port Angeles Garden Club, featured a variety of displays and educational activities, along with music and guest speakers, geared toward protection of the air, water, forests, land and wildlife. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
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Volunteer Eric Lalonde, 15, of Port Angeles carries a roll of sod during a community work day on Friday at the pump track being built at Erickson Playfield in Port Angeles. The track, designed primarily for bicycles and other wheeled play vehicles, is being constructed by the Port Angeles Parks & Recreation Department in conjunction the Lincoln Park BMX Association with funding from a $350,000 grant from the state Recreation and Conservation Office, $100,000 in lodging tax grants from the city and Clallam County, business sponsorships, individual and community donations and a grant from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. Organizers have scheduled a grand opening for the facility for 5:30 p.m. on July 6.

Work on pump track proceeds

Volunteer Eric Lalonde, 15, of Port Angeles carries a roll of sod during a community work day Friday at the pump track being built at… Continue reading

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Volunteer Eric Lalonde, 15, of Port Angeles carries a roll of sod during a community work day on Friday at the pump track being built at Erickson Playfield in Port Angeles. The track, designed primarily for bicycles and other wheeled play vehicles, is being constructed by the Port Angeles Parks & Recreation Department in conjunction the Lincoln Park BMX Association with funding from a $350,000 grant from the state Recreation and Conservation Office, $100,000 in lodging tax grants from the city and Clallam County, business sponsorships, individual and community donations and a grant from the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. Organizers have scheduled a grand opening for the facility for 5:30 p.m. on July 6.
Sue Boyd of Vancouver, B.C., explores a backyard garden at 806 E. Sixth St., in Port Angeles on Saturday, one of six locations featured in the 27th annual Petals & Pathways Home Garden Tour. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Taking in the glory of Petals & Pathways Garden Tour

B.J. Bjork of Gig Harbor, right, talks with homeowner David Whiting about his bed of walking Egyptian onions during Saturday’s 27th annual Petals & Pathways… Continue reading

Sue Boyd of Vancouver, B.C., explores a backyard garden at 806 E. Sixth St., in Port Angeles on Saturday, one of six locations featured in the 27th annual Petals & Pathways Home Garden Tour. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Carole Scholl of Port Angeles shows her support for women’s rights during a rally Saturday following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. For more on the rallies in Port Angeles, Sequim and Port Townsend, see Monday’s print and online editions. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Supporting women’s rights

Carole Scholl of Port Angeles shows her support for women’s rights during a rally Saturday following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v.… Continue reading

Carole Scholl of Port Angeles shows her support for women’s rights during a rally Saturday following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. For more on the rallies in Port Angeles, Sequim and Port Townsend, see Monday’s print and online editions. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
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Members of the Polge family from Raleigh, N.C., from left, parents Tami and Steven, and siblings Sebastian, 18, Anna, 15, Christina, 18, and Nico, 7, exmaine an informational display at the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge north of Sequim on Thursday. The refuge is sanctuary to a variety of Northwest wildlife and serves as the access point to the Dungeness Spit and the New Dungeness Lighthouse.

Dungeness visit for family

Members of the Polge family from Raleigh, N.C., from left, parents Tami and Steven, and siblings Sebastian, 18, Anna, 15, Christina, 18, and Nico, 7,… Continue reading

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Members of the Polge family from Raleigh, N.C., from left, parents Tami and Steven, and siblings Sebastian, 18, Anna, 15, Christina, 18, and Nico, 7, exmaine an informational display at the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge north of Sequim on Thursday. The refuge is sanctuary to a variety of Northwest wildlife and serves as the access point to the Dungeness Spit and the New Dungeness Lighthouse.
Mary Kelsoe of the Port Angeles Garden Club spreads topsoil in one of the decorative planters along the Esplanade along the Port Angeles waterfront on Wednesday. The planters, known as Billie Loo’s Garden after a longtime garden club member, are regularly maintained by fellow club members. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Decorative planters

Mary Kelsoe of the Port Angeles Garden Club spreads topsoil in one of the decorative planters along the Esplanade along the Port Angeles waterfront on… Continue reading

Mary Kelsoe of the Port Angeles Garden Club spreads topsoil in one of the decorative planters along the Esplanade along the Port Angeles waterfront on Wednesday. The planters, known as Billie Loo’s Garden after a longtime garden club member, are regularly maintained by fellow club members. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Moo-Moo waits for adoption at McKay Kitty City, the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society’s new cat shelter near Carlsborg. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Kitty City facility opens with space for 75 felines

New humane society shelter dedicated Saturday

Moo-Moo waits for adoption at McKay Kitty City, the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society’s new cat shelter near Carlsborg. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
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Crescent High School graduates, from left, Randy Lee, Isaac Elliott and Cody Larsen don their caps and gowns prior to Saturday's commencement on the school's athletic field in Joyce. A total of 13 seniors made up the Crescent Class of 2022.

Crescent graduates preparing to step into the future

Crescent High School graduates, Randy Lee, left, Isaac Elliott and Cody Larsen don their caps and gowns prior to Saturday’s commencement on the school’s athletic… Continue reading

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Crescent High School graduates, from left, Randy Lee, Isaac Elliott and Cody Larsen don their caps and gowns prior to Saturday's commencement on the school's athletic field in Joyce. A total of 13 seniors made up the Crescent Class of 2022.
Peninsula College graduate Mackenzie Hammond of Port Angeles, right, take a photograph of fellow students, from left, Myra Luong, Kyrissa Duncan and Julia Biciunas, all of Forks, prior to Saturday’s commencement ceremony at the school’s Port Angeles campus. About 250 students were expected to take part in the ceremony out of about 500 students eligible for degrees and certificates. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Peninsula College graduates

Peninsula College graduate Mackenzie Hammond of Port Angeles, right, take a photograph of fellow students, from left, Myra Luong, Kyrissa Duncan and Julia Biciunas, all… Continue reading

Peninsula College graduate Mackenzie Hammond of Port Angeles, right, take a photograph of fellow students, from left, Myra Luong, Kyrissa Duncan and Julia Biciunas, all of Forks, prior to Saturday’s commencement ceremony at the school’s Port Angeles campus. About 250 students were expected to take part in the ceremony out of about 500 students eligible for degrees and certificates. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)