Keith Thorpe

Illuminated wreaths and decorative lights adorn the bridge at Railroad Bridge Park in Sequim, the centerpiece of a holiday display that will be lit from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily through January. The decorations are sponsored by the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe and were installed by Patrick Walker, Inc., of Port Orchard. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Festive wreaths, lights at Railroad Bridge Park

Illuminated wreaths and decorative lights adorn the bridge at Railroad Bridge Park in Sequim, the centerpiece of a holiday display that will be lit from… Continue reading

Illuminated wreaths and decorative lights adorn the bridge at Railroad Bridge Park in Sequim, the centerpiece of a holiday display that will be lit from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily through January. The decorations are sponsored by the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe and were installed by Patrick Walker, Inc., of Port Orchard. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Walmart was very busy on Black Friday with customers getting those special gifts and items on sale.
	ID: Roland Gagnon Jr. of Neah Bay came all the way in to Walmart for special bargain he needed like this car seat he purchased
(I tried to shoot shoppers at 5 AM but there was very few at that early hour so I shot this a little later on Black Friday in front of Walmart.) dlogan

Bargain hunters out on Black Friday in Port Angeles

Walmart in Port Angeles was very busy on Black Friday with customers buying gifts and special items. Roland Gagnon Jr., of Neah Bay, came all… Continue reading

Walmart was very busy on Black Friday with customers getting those special gifts and items on sale.
	ID: Roland Gagnon Jr. of Neah Bay came all the way in to Walmart for special bargain he needed like this car seat he purchased
(I tried to shoot shoppers at 5 AM but there was very few at that early hour so I shot this a little later on Black Friday in front of Walmart.) dlogan
Volunteer Phyllis Meyer of Sequim adds broth to make stuffing for Wednesday's traditional Thanksgiving Eve lunch at the Port Angeles Salvation Army. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Salvation Army volunteers provide carry-out meals

Free meals planned today at several Peninsula locations

Volunteer Phyllis Meyer of Sequim adds broth to make stuffing for Wednesday's traditional Thanksgiving Eve lunch at the Port Angeles Salvation Army. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Port Angeles Parks & Recreation workers clean up the plaza in front of the Conrad Dyer Memorial Fountain in downtown Port Angeles on Thursday after erecting the city's Christmas tree. The donated 32-foot fir tree will be decorated in the coming week for a virtual tree-lighting ceremony at 5 p.m. Nov. 28. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Holidays are coming to town

Port Angeles Parks & Recreation workers clean up the plaza in front of the Conrad Dyer Memorial Fountain in downtown Port Angeles on Thursday, Nov.… Continue reading

Port Angeles Parks & Recreation workers clean up the plaza in front of the Conrad Dyer Memorial Fountain in downtown Port Angeles on Thursday after erecting the city's Christmas tree. The donated 32-foot fir tree will be decorated in the coming week for a virtual tree-lighting ceremony at 5 p.m. Nov. 28. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Floyd Liljedahl of Port Angeles, a master gardener with the Washington State University Extension Service, looks over a plant bed as he prepares a portion of the Fifth Street Community Garden in Port Angeles for the winter season. He added ground cover to the plot on Wednesday and removed unwanted plant material. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Community garden

Floyd Liljedahl of Port Angeles, a master gardener with the Washington State University Extension Service, looks over a plant bed as he prepares a portion… Continue reading

Floyd Liljedahl of Port Angeles, a master gardener with the Washington State University Extension Service, looks over a plant bed as he prepares a portion of the Fifth Street Community Garden in Port Angeles for the winter season. He added ground cover to the plot on Wednesday and removed unwanted plant material. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
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Visitors to John Wayne Marina near Sequim walk under colorful foliage in a small park at the marina entrance on Wednesday.

Fall in full color

Visitors to John Wayne Marina near Sequim on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020, walk under colorful foliage in a small park at the marina entrance.… Continue reading

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Visitors to John Wayne Marina near Sequim walk under colorful foliage in a small park at the marina entrance on Wednesday.
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U.S. Navy veteran Lt. Cmdr Frank Hurlbut, 92, a resident of Sinclair Place assisted living community in Sequim, takes a teathered balloon ride with Capt. Crystal Stout of the Dream Catcher Balloon Program on Wednesday. Hurlbut, who as a Navy pilot during his time of service, was one a several Sinclair Place residents who were offered the opportunity to take short rides to enjoy the view.

Hot air balloon ride for local veteran

U.S. Navy veteran Lt. Cmdr. Frank Hurlbut, 92, takes a tethered balloon ride with Capt. Crystal Stout of the Dream Catcher Balloon Program on Veterans… Continue reading

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U.S. Navy veteran Lt. Cmdr Frank Hurlbut, 92, a resident of Sinclair Place assisted living community in Sequim, takes a teathered balloon ride with Capt. Crystal Stout of the Dream Catcher Balloon Program on Wednesday. Hurlbut, who as a Navy pilot during his time of service, was one a several Sinclair Place residents who were offered the opportunity to take short rides to enjoy the view.
About 30 Sequim residents gathered at the northeast corner of Sequim Avenue and Washington Street on Saturday to show their support for the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as president and vice-president. Matthew Nash/ Olympic Peninsula News Group

Election celebrations across the Peninsula

Community members come out to show support for next president

About 30 Sequim residents gathered at the northeast corner of Sequim Avenue and Washington Street on Saturday to show their support for the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as president and vice-president. Matthew Nash/ Olympic Peninsula News Group
Maxine Reid of Marysville uses a spotting scope to look for birds on Port Angeles Harbor from Ediz Hook in Port Angeles on Wednesday. The location is popular with birders trying to spot water fowl of the Pacific Northwest. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Bird spotting

Maxine Reid of Marysville uses a spotting scope to look for birds on Port Angeles Harbor from Ediz Hook in Port Angeles on Wednesday, Nov,… Continue reading

Maxine Reid of Marysville uses a spotting scope to look for birds on Port Angeles Harbor from Ediz Hook in Port Angeles on Wednesday. The location is popular with birders trying to spot water fowl of the Pacific Northwest. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
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Kayleen McDonald of the Sequim unit of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsuila delivers bagged lunches to a waiting car as unit director Tessa Jackson looks on at left during a drive-thru Halloween in front of the organization's Sequim facility. Besides lunch bags, trick-or-treaters were offered hats, treats and coloring books.

Boys & Girls Clubs unit delivers treats

Kayleen McDonald of the Sequim unit of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula delivers bagged lunches to a waiting car as unit… Continue reading

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Kayleen McDonald of the Sequim unit of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsuila delivers bagged lunches to a waiting car as unit director Tessa Jackson looks on at left during a drive-thru Halloween in front of the organization's Sequim facility. Besides lunch bags, trick-or-treaters were offered hats, treats and coloring books.
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Crews install plate glass windows on the northeast face of the new Field Arts & Events Hall at the Port Angeles Waerfront Center on Tuesday. The 41,000-square-foot structure which will include an art gallery, performance hall, conference center and coffee shop, was scheduled to be completed by summer 2021, will be put on a construction hold in January as organizers attempt to secure more funding to complete the project after previous fundraising projections fell short due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Windows go up on Field Arts & Events Hall in Port Angeles

Crews install plate glass windows on the northeast face of the new Field Arts & Events Hall at the Port Angeles Waterfront Center on Tuesday,… Continue reading

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Crews install plate glass windows on the northeast face of the new Field Arts & Events Hall at the Port Angeles Waerfront Center on Tuesday. The 41,000-square-foot structure which will include an art gallery, performance hall, conference center and coffee shop, was scheduled to be completed by summer 2021, will be put on a construction hold in January as organizers attempt to secure more funding to complete the project after previous fundraising projections fell short due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily NewsVictoria Bower of Port Angeles and her granddaughter, Ella Bower, 8, marvel at a water feature in the recreation pool at the Shore Aquatic Center in Port Angeles on Saturday's opening day. The $20 million facility replaces the former William Shore Memorial Pool with a larger building, four pools and expanded support facilities. Because of separation rules for COVID-19, swimmers are required to reserve time to prevent crowding. Blocks of swimming are currently available from 10 a.m. to noon, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Pool opening day makes a splash in Port Angeles

Victoria Bower of Port Angeles and her granddaughter, Ella Bower, 8, marvel at a water feature in the recreation pool at the Shore Aquatic Center… Continue reading

Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily NewsVictoria Bower of Port Angeles and her granddaughter, Ella Bower, 8, marvel at a water feature in the recreation pool at the Shore Aquatic Center in Port Angeles on Saturday's opening day. The $20 million facility replaces the former William Shore Memorial Pool with a larger building, four pools and expanded support facilities. Because of separation rules for COVID-19, swimmers are required to reserve time to prevent crowding. Blocks of swimming are currently available from 10 a.m. to noon, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily NewsBill Witherspoon of Port Angeles-based Olympic Lawn Care moves leaves with a leaf blower in the 600 block of East Eighth Street in Port Angeles on Thursday. As the days get shorter and temperatures begin to cool, foliage is transitioning from the greens of spring and summer to the reds, yellows and golds of autumn across much of the North Olympic Peninsula.

Blowing over a new leaf

Bill Witherspoon of Port Angeles-based Olympic Lawn Care moves leaves with a leaf blower in the 600 block of East Eighth Street in Port Angeles… Continue reading

Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily NewsBill Witherspoon of Port Angeles-based Olympic Lawn Care moves leaves with a leaf blower in the 600 block of East Eighth Street in Port Angeles on Thursday. As the days get shorter and temperatures begin to cool, foliage is transitioning from the greens of spring and summer to the reds, yellows and golds of autumn across much of the North Olympic Peninsula.
Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily NewsMarchers celebrating the legacy of the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg make their way up Lincoln Street to the Clallam County Courthouse after a procession through downtown Port Angeles on Saturday. A crowd of nearly 300 people took part in the demonstration, which also served as a protest of the policies of President Donald Trump..

Women’s march Port Angeles

Marchers celebrating the legacy of the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg make their way up Lincoln Street to the Clallam County Courthouse after… Continue reading

Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily NewsMarchers celebrating the legacy of the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg make their way up Lincoln Street to the Clallam County Courthouse after a procession through downtown Port Angeles on Saturday. A crowd of nearly 300 people took part in the demonstration, which also served as a protest of the policies of President Donald Trump..
Maple seeds hang from their parent tree in the 300 block of East Fifth Street near Port Angeles City Hall on Tuesday. As the days get shorter and the weather gets cooler, many trees across the North Olympic Peninsula are transforming into their autumn colors. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Fall transformation

Maple seeds hang from their parent tree in the 300 block of East Fifth Street near Port Angeles City Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020.… Continue reading

Maple seeds hang from their parent tree in the 300 block of East Fifth Street near Port Angeles City Hall on Tuesday. As the days get shorter and the weather gets cooler, many trees across the North Olympic Peninsula are transforming into their autumn colors. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News Hot wares Andréa Mingiano of Sequim-based Ulivo Pizzeria pulls a steaming hot pizza from a gas fired oven at his vendor’s tent at last Saturday’s Sequim Farmers and Artisans Market. The market operates from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays on the plaza of the Sequim Civic Center at Cedar Street and North Sequim Avenue. This Saturday, the Sequim Irrigation Festival will host the Innovative Arts and Crafts Fairat the market. For more about the festival, which is largley online this year, see irrigationfestival.com.

Hot wares at Sequim Farmers and Artisans Market

Andréa Mingiano of Sequim-based Ulivo Pizzeria pulls a steaming hot pizza from a gas-fired oven at his vendor’s tent at last Saturday’s Sequim Farmers and… Continue reading

Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News Hot wares Andréa Mingiano of Sequim-based Ulivo Pizzeria pulls a steaming hot pizza from a gas fired oven at his vendor’s tent at last Saturday’s Sequim Farmers and Artisans Market. The market operates from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays on the plaza of the Sequim Civic Center at Cedar Street and North Sequim Avenue. This Saturday, the Sequim Irrigation Festival will host the Innovative Arts and Crafts Fairat the market. For more about the festival, which is largley online this year, see irrigationfestival.com.
Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily NewsThe 285-foot mega-yacht Lonian and its support vessel, Hodor, sit moored at Port of Port Angeles Terminal 1 on Wednesday. It moored there last week for 75 days while Platypus Marine does work on the 285-foot vessel. It was built by Feadship, the Netherlands, for $160 million for Lorenzo Fertitta of Las Vegas, Nevada (https://tinyurl.com/PDN-LonianBackground). Watch it getting built at https://tinyurl.com/PDN-LonianSuperyacht.

Mega-yacht visiting Port Angeles

The 285-foot mega-yacht Lonian and its support vessel, Hodor, sit moored at Port of Port Angeles Terminal 1 on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. It moored… Continue reading

Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily NewsThe 285-foot mega-yacht Lonian and its support vessel, Hodor, sit moored at Port of Port Angeles Terminal 1 on Wednesday. It moored there last week for 75 days while Platypus Marine does work on the 285-foot vessel. It was built by Feadship, the Netherlands, for $160 million for Lorenzo Fertitta of Las Vegas, Nevada (https://tinyurl.com/PDN-LonianBackground). Watch it getting built at https://tinyurl.com/PDN-LonianSuperyacht.
Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily NewsRescue workers attend to one of several vehicles involved in a collision at U.S. Highway 101 and North Larch Avenue east of Port Angeles on Tuesday afternoon that snarled westbound traffic.

Four vehicles involved in Highway 101 wreck

Rescue workers attend to one of several vehicles involved in a collision at U.S. Highway 101 and North Larch Avenue east of Port Angeles on… Continue reading

Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily NewsRescue workers attend to one of several vehicles involved in a collision at U.S. Highway 101 and North Larch Avenue east of Port Angeles on Tuesday afternoon that snarled westbound traffic.
A tractor with a dethatching attachment makes its way through a recently cut field in the Port Williams area of rural Sequim on Tuesday. As fall gets into full swing, harvest season is arriving across much of the North Olympic Peninsula. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Harvest season arriving

A tractor with a de-thatching attachment makes its way through a recently cut field in the Port Williams area of rural Sequim on Tuesday, Oct.… Continue reading

A tractor with a dethatching attachment makes its way through a recently cut field in the Port Williams area of rural Sequim on Tuesday. As fall gets into full swing, harvest season is arriving across much of the North Olympic Peninsula. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Touching up the details

Touching up the details

Port Angeles artist and sign painter Jackson Smart performs touch-up work to the visage of President Theodore Roosevelt emblazoned near the top of the “Olympic… Continue reading

Touching up the details