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A canoe representing the Hoh Tribe approaches the beach on Lower Elwha Klallam territory on Sunday. Canoe teams will set out Tuesday for their next stop at Jamestown Beach near Sequim for an overnight stay hosted by the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe. Pullers arriving in Port Townsend on Wednesday will greeted by representatives of the Lower Elwha, Jamestown and Port Gamble S’Klallam tribes. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Canoe journey

A canoe representing the Hoh Tribe approaches the beach on Lower Elwha Klallam territory on Sunday.… Continue reading

A canoe representing the Hoh Tribe approaches the beach on Lower Elwha Klallam territory on Sunday. Canoe teams will set out Tuesday for their next stop at Jamestown Beach near Sequim for an overnight stay hosted by the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe. Pullers arriving in Port Townsend on Wednesday will greeted by representatives of the Lower Elwha, Jamestown and Port Gamble S’Klallam tribes. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
The surf/rock band Ant Bath, from left, Clay Murdach, Brennan Van Blair, Cass Grattan and Phil Zarelli, perform on Saturday at Field Arts & Events Hall in Port Angeles during the venue’s Community Days celebration. The two-day event featured a slate of free amplified and acoustic performances by Olympic Peninsula performers as a way of introducing Field Hall to the public. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Community Days

The surf/rock band Ant Bath, from left, Clay Murdach, Brennan Van Blair, Cass Grattan and Phil Zarelli, perform on Saturday at Field Arts & Events… Continue reading

The surf/rock band Ant Bath, from left, Clay Murdach, Brennan Van Blair, Cass Grattan and Phil Zarelli, perform on Saturday at Field Arts & Events Hall in Port Angeles during the venue’s Community Days celebration. The two-day event featured a slate of free amplified and acoustic performances by Olympic Peninsula performers as a way of introducing Field Hall to the public. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Nita Davidson, 85, of Port Angeles, front, and her teammate, Elyse Grosz, 72, of Port Angeles take on a game of pickleball on Saturday at the Port Angeles Senior Center, one of numerous venues for Day of Play, a celebration of recreational opportunities around the city. The event was arranged by the Port Angeles Parks and Recreation Department. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Day of Play

Nita Davidson, 85, of Port Angeles, front, and her teammate, Elyse Grosz, 72, of Port Angeles take on a game of pickleball on Saturday at… Continue reading

Nita Davidson, 85, of Port Angeles, front, and her teammate, Elyse Grosz, 72, of Port Angeles take on a game of pickleball on Saturday at the Port Angeles Senior Center, one of numerous venues for Day of Play, a celebration of recreational opportunities around the city. The event was arranged by the Port Angeles Parks and Recreation Department. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
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Varia Miller, 5, of Issaquah, decides which row of lavender to visit next for picking during a visit on Friday to Lavender Connection, one of 18 farms taking part in Lavender Weekend in and around Sequim. The annual celebration of Lavender continues on Sunday. In addition to tours, the 2023 Sequim Lavender Festival in the Park will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday in Carrie Blake Park, 202 N. Blake Ave.

For the love of lavender in Sequim

Varia Miller, 5, of Issaquah, decides which row of lavender to visit next for picking during a visit on Friday to Lavender Connection, one of… Continue reading

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Varia Miller, 5, of Issaquah, decides which row of lavender to visit next for picking during a visit on Friday to Lavender Connection, one of 18 farms taking part in Lavender Weekend in and around Sequim. The annual celebration of Lavender continues on Sunday. In addition to tours, the 2023 Sequim Lavender Festival in the Park will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday in Carrie Blake Park, 202 N. Blake Ave.
Ellie Hales, 11, of Port Angeles, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, helps sort boxes of food that were donated to the Port Angeles Food Bank by the Mormon Church’s food operations in Utah. A total of 24 pallets of food and personal items weighing about 20 tons were to be divided up by local church members for later distribution to food banks in Forks, Sequim and Port Townsend, as well as Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Food bank donation

Ellie Hales, 11, of Port Angeles, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, helps sort boxes of food that were… Continue reading

Ellie Hales, 11, of Port Angeles, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, helps sort boxes of food that were donated to the Port Angeles Food Bank by the Mormon Church’s food operations in Utah. A total of 24 pallets of food and personal items weighing about 20 tons were to be divided up by local church members for later distribution to food banks in Forks, Sequim and Port Townsend, as well as Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Olympic Skate Village manager Shanzi Cosgrove fills a slushy order at the village’s Snack Shack next to the temporary roller skating rink on Friday in downtown Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Volunteers sought for roller skating rink

Managers can develop unique opportunities

Olympic Skate Village manager Shanzi Cosgrove fills a slushy order at the village’s Snack Shack next to the temporary roller skating rink on Friday in downtown Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
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Tom Rooney of Seattle, left, and Marie Cazanave of Montreal, Quebec ride their bicycles over a 201-foot long footbridge spanning a small creek on Thursday at Sequim Bay State Park east of Sequim. The pair were on a bicycle camping excursion along the Olympic Discovery Trail.

Biking on bridge in Sequim

Tom Rooney of Seattle, left, and Marie Cazanave of Montreal, Quebec, ride their bicycles over a 201-foot footbridge spanning a small creek on Thursday at… Continue reading

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Tom Rooney of Seattle, left, and Marie Cazanave of Montreal, Quebec ride their bicycles over a 201-foot long footbridge spanning a small creek on Thursday at Sequim Bay State Park east of Sequim. The pair were on a bicycle camping excursion along the Olympic Discovery Trail.
Susan McKay, a volunteer with the Welfare for Animals Guild, right, holds Athena, a Chihuahua, as Karen Mercil of Sequim, left, and fellow volunteer Jinx Bryant look on during an open house for the organization on Saturday near Sequim. The event allowed animal lovers an opportunity to visit the non-profit group’s dog shelter and to adopt a canine for its forever home. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Animal guild open house

Pictured left: Susan McKay, a volunteer with the Welfare for Animals Guild, right, holds Athena, a Chihuahua, as Karen Mercil of Sequim, left, and fellow… Continue reading

Susan McKay, a volunteer with the Welfare for Animals Guild, right, holds Athena, a Chihuahua, as Karen Mercil of Sequim, left, and fellow volunteer Jinx Bryant look on during an open house for the organization on Saturday near Sequim. The event allowed animal lovers an opportunity to visit the non-profit group’s dog shelter and to adopt a canine for its forever home. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Carol Pearson of Sequim-based Lizzie Betz Jewelry assists Maureen Kennedy of Port Angeles with a bracelet during Saturday’s Rain Shadow Artisans Fair at the Dungeness River Nature Center in Sequim. The event brought together more than a dozen local crafters with the opportunity to market their wares. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Rain Shadow Artisans Fair set in Sequim

Carol Pearson of Sequim-based Lizzie Betz Jewelry assists Maureen Kennedy of Port Angeles with a bracelet during Saturday’s Rain Shadow Artisans Fair at the Dungeness… Continue reading

Carol Pearson of Sequim-based Lizzie Betz Jewelry assists Maureen Kennedy of Port Angeles with a bracelet during Saturday’s Rain Shadow Artisans Fair at the Dungeness River Nature Center in Sequim. The event brought together more than a dozen local crafters with the opportunity to market their wares. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
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Olympic National Park Arist-in-Residence Program manager Eliza Goode provides an introduction to "Terminus: A Glacier Memorial Project" during an opening reception for a collection more than 40 art pieces themed around the effects of climate change on glaciers on Friday at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center. Most most of the installations will be exhibited at the fine arts center through Sept. 3. The center is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays.

Terminus project talks glaciers

Olympic National Park Arist-in-Residence Program manager Eliza Goode provides an introduction to “Terminus: A Glacier Memorial Project” during an opening reception for a collection more… Continue reading

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Olympic National Park Arist-in-Residence Program manager Eliza Goode provides an introduction to "Terminus: A Glacier Memorial Project" during an opening reception for a collection more than 40 art pieces themed around the effects of climate change on glaciers on Friday at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center. Most most of the installations will be exhibited at the fine arts center through Sept. 3. The center is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays.
Mike Nikolaus of Chico polishes up his 1955 Ford Fairlane Sunliner during Friday’s 26th annual Ruddell Cruise In car show at Ruddell Auto Mall in Port Angeles. The event drew hundreds of people to view dozens of antique and vintage automobiles for an evening of food, music and automotive nostalgia. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Cruise In

Mike Nikolaus of Chico polishes up his 1955 Ford Fairlane Sunliner during Friday’s 26th annual Ruddell Cruise In car show at Ruddell Auto Mall in… Continue reading

Mike Nikolaus of Chico polishes up his 1955 Ford Fairlane Sunliner during Friday’s 26th annual Ruddell Cruise In car show at Ruddell Auto Mall in Port Angeles. The event drew hundreds of people to view dozens of antique and vintage automobiles for an evening of food, music and automotive nostalgia. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Jennifer Sargent of Port Angeles, right, and her children, Benson Sargent, 6, and Marlee Sargent, 4, examine a tidepool in search for marine life on Thursday at Hollywood Beach in Port Angeles. A minus 2.52-foot tide on Thursday provided ample opportunity for the family to explore areas normally below the surface of Port Angeles Harbor. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Search for sea life

Jennifer Sargent of Port Angeles, right, and her children, Benson Sargent, 6, and Marlee Sargent, 4, examine a tidepool in search for marine life on… Continue reading

Jennifer Sargent of Port Angeles, right, and her children, Benson Sargent, 6, and Marlee Sargent, 4, examine a tidepool in search for marine life on Thursday at Hollywood Beach in Port Angeles. A minus 2.52-foot tide on Thursday provided ample opportunity for the family to explore areas normally below the surface of Port Angeles Harbor. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Port of Port Angeles Commissioner Colleen McAleer prepares to toss goodies to the crowd from the back of a trailered boat during Tuesday’s Independence Day parade in Port Angeles. McAleer, along with fellow commissioners Steve Burke and Connie Beauvais, facing the other side, were the parade’s grand marshals in honor of the 100th anniversary of the port. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Independence Day parade

Port of Port Angeles Commissioner Colleen McAleer prepares to toss goodies to the crowd from the back of a trailered boat during Tuesday’s Independence Day… Continue reading

Port of Port Angeles Commissioner Colleen McAleer prepares to toss goodies to the crowd from the back of a trailered boat during Tuesday’s Independence Day parade in Port Angeles. McAleer, along with fellow commissioners Steve Burke and Connie Beauvais, facing the other side, were the parade’s grand marshals in honor of the 100th anniversary of the port. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
James Peters of Covington and his dog, Radar, set out on a standup paddleboard for an afternoon of fishing on Lake Pleasant near Beaver on Sunday. The pair set out with a companion from Lake Pleasant County Park. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Paddleboard fishing

James Peters of Covington and his dog, Radar, set out on a standup paddleboard for an afternoon of fishing on Lake Pleasant near Beaver on… Continue reading

James Peters of Covington and his dog, Radar, set out on a standup paddleboard for an afternoon of fishing on Lake Pleasant near Beaver on Sunday. The pair set out with a companion from Lake Pleasant County Park. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
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Betty Bellet, front, accompanied by Ron Murphy, both of Port Angeles, pick blackberries near the Olympic Discovery Trail near Lower Elwha Road. The pair said that blackberrys are still not quite in season in most locations, but the discovery of area of pickable berries was worth a picking excursion.

Berry picking near Olympic Discovery Trail

Betty Bellet, front, accompanied by Ron Murphy, both of Port Angeles, pick blackberries near the Olympic Discovery Trail near Lower Elwha Road. The pair said… Continue reading

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Betty Bellet, front, accompanied by Ron Murphy, both of Port Angeles, pick blackberries near the Olympic Discovery Trail near Lower Elwha Road. The pair said that blackberrys are still not quite in season in most locations, but the discovery of area of pickable berries was worth a picking excursion.
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Dungeness River Nature Center visitors, from left, Chris McDonald of Port Angeles, Tram Pham of Huntington Beach, Calif., and Paul McDonald of Redmond examine a relief map display of the Dungeness River Watershed on Wednesday in Sequim. The center at Railroad Bridge Park offers a variety of displays and exhibits showcasing the nature and geography of the Dungeness River Valley.

Visiting Dungeness River Nature Center

Dungeness River Nature Center visitors, from left, Chris McDonald of Port Angeles, Tram Pham of Huntington Beach, Calif., and Paul McDonald of Redmond examine a… Continue reading

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Dungeness River Nature Center visitors, from left, Chris McDonald of Port Angeles, Tram Pham of Huntington Beach, Calif., and Paul McDonald of Redmond examine a relief map display of the Dungeness River Watershed on Wednesday in Sequim. The center at Railroad Bridge Park offers a variety of displays and exhibits showcasing the nature and geography of the Dungeness River Valley.
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Radio operator Chris Icide of Joyce, who uses the call sign WY7W, talks to other radio stations while broadcasting from a tent on Saturday at the Clallam County Fairgrounds in Port Angeles as part of Field Day, an international competition where partcipants attempt to log as many contacts across the United States and Canada as possible in a 24-hour period. The North Amerian event was coordinated nationally by the American Radio Relay League and hosted locally by the Clallam County Amateur Radio Club.

Field Day held in Clallam County

Radio operator Chris Icide of Joyce, who uses the call sign WY7W, talks to other radio stations while broadcasting from a tent on Saturday at… Continue reading

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Radio operator Chris Icide of Joyce, who uses the call sign WY7W, talks to other radio stations while broadcasting from a tent on Saturday at the Clallam County Fairgrounds in Port Angeles as part of Field Day, an international competition where partcipants attempt to log as many contacts across the United States and Canada as possible in a 24-hour period. The North Amerian event was coordinated nationally by the American Radio Relay League and hosted locally by the Clallam County Amateur Radio Club.
Dorothy Hoffman, left, and Anne Steurer, both of Port Townsend, examine a water feature in the backyard garden of Niki Kobes and Tom Riette in Carlsborg, one of five featured gardens during Saturday’s 28th annual Petals & Pathways home garden tour. The event was hosted by the Master Gardener Foundation of Clallam County. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Petals & Pathways

Dorothy Hoffman, left, and Anne Steurer, both of Port Townsend, examine a water feature in the backyard garden of Niki Kobes and Tom Riette in… Continue reading

Dorothy Hoffman, left, and Anne Steurer, both of Port Townsend, examine a water feature in the backyard garden of Niki Kobes and Tom Riette in Carlsborg, one of five featured gardens during Saturday’s 28th annual Petals & Pathways home garden tour. The event was hosted by the Master Gardener Foundation of Clallam County. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Volunteer Laken Folsom stocks shelves with skates on Tuesday in preparation for Friday’s official opening of the Olympic Skate Village and its seasonal roller skating rink in the 100 block of West Front Street in downtown Port Angeles. The village, operated by the Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce and staffed by volunteers, will offer three daily sessions of skating through Aug. 14. Admission is $10 per session or $8 per session if you bring your own skates. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Skating preparations

Volunteer Laken Folsom stocks shelves with skates on Tuesday in preparation for Friday’s official opening of the Olympic Skate Village and its seasonal roller skating… Continue reading

Volunteer Laken Folsom stocks shelves with skates on Tuesday in preparation for Friday’s official opening of the Olympic Skate Village and its seasonal roller skating rink in the 100 block of West Front Street in downtown Port Angeles. The village, operated by the Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce and staffed by volunteers, will offer three daily sessions of skating through Aug. 14. Admission is $10 per session or $8 per session if you bring your own skates. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Peninsula College graduates April Fordyce-Blewett, left, and Deborah Ceja-Cisneros, both of Forks, have a photograph taken by Fordyce-Blewett’s mother, Peggy Blewett, prior to the first of two commencement ceremonies on Saturday on the college’s Port Angeles campus. A total of 388 degrees and certificates were awarded for the 2022-23 school year with 270 people signed up to participate Saturday’s ceremonies. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Peninsula College graduation

Peninsula College graduates April Fordyce-Blewett, left, and Deborah Ceja-Cisneros, both of Forks, have a photograph taken by Fordyce-Blewett’s mother, Peggy Blewett, prior to the first… Continue reading

Peninsula College graduates April Fordyce-Blewett, left, and Deborah Ceja-Cisneros, both of Forks, have a photograph taken by Fordyce-Blewett’s mother, Peggy Blewett, prior to the first of two commencement ceremonies on Saturday on the college’s Port Angeles campus. A total of 388 degrees and certificates were awarded for the 2022-23 school year with 270 people signed up to participate Saturday’s ceremonies. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)