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Peggy DeYoung of Port Angeles, left, talks about plants with Port Angeles Garden Club member Bev Dawson during the group's annual plant sale on Saturday at the Port Angeles Senior Center. The sale featured perennials, annuals, succulents and vegetable starts and served as a fundraiser for garden club activities.

Port Angeles Garden Club plant sale

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Peggy DeYoung of Port Angeles, left, talks about plants with Port Angeles Garden Club member Bev Dawson during the group's annual plant sale on Saturday at the Port Angeles Senior Center. The sale featured perennials, annuals, succulents and vegetable starts and served as a fundraiser for garden club activities.
Alisha Teater of Port Angeles watches as her son, William, 14 months, who is fascinated by decorative wind spinners on display on the porch of Pacific Rim Hobby on Saturday in Port Angeles. The pair was on a family shopping excursion with a stop at the hobby store. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Windy wonders spin in Port Angeles

Alisha Teater of Port Angeles watches as her son, William, 14 months, is fascinated by decorative wind spinners on display on the porch of Pacific… Continue reading

Alisha Teater of Port Angeles watches as her son, William, 14 months, who is fascinated by decorative wind spinners on display on the porch of Pacific Rim Hobby on Saturday in Port Angeles. The pair was on a family shopping excursion with a stop at the hobby store. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Nicole Salim, evidence manager for the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office, left, and Detective Swift Sanchez of the Port Angeles Police Department dump medicines into a collection box during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday at a drop-off site at the Clallam County Courthouse in Port Angeles. At the event, people were allowed to anonymously bring in expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for safe disposal. Similar drop-off sites on the North Olympic Peninsula were set for Sequim, Quilcene and Port Hadlock. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Drug Take-Back Day

Nicole Salim, evidence manager for the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office, left, and Detective Swift Sanchez of the Port Angeles Police Department dump medicines into a… Continue reading

Nicole Salim, evidence manager for the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office, left, and Detective Swift Sanchez of the Port Angeles Police Department dump medicines into a collection box during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday at a drop-off site at the Clallam County Courthouse in Port Angeles. At the event, people were allowed to anonymously bring in expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for safe disposal. Similar drop-off sites on the North Olympic Peninsula were set for Sequim, Quilcene and Port Hadlock. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Vicki Parrish of Seven Bays near Davenport, left, discusses the circumstances of a 1987 plane crash she survived on Blyn Mountain with one of her rescuers, Robert Hamlin of Clallam County Search and Rescue, during a reunion in Port Angeles on Tuesday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Survivor of 1987 Blyn Mountain crash meets rescuer

Night a ‘pivot point’ in her life

Vicki Parrish of Seven Bays near Davenport, left, discusses the circumstances of a 1987 plane crash she survived on Blyn Mountain with one of her rescuers, Robert Hamlin of Clallam County Search and Rescue, during a reunion in Port Angeles on Tuesday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Chynna Penird of Port Angeles collects trash and debris from the driftwood along Ediz Hook in Port Angeles on Saturday as part of a beach cleanup effort in honor of Earth Day. The event, hosted by Washington CoastSavers with assistance from other groups and supporters, drew more than two dozen participants. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Earth Day cleanup

Hundreds of people turned out for beach cleanups on Saturday and Sunday in celebration of Earth Day. Beach cleanups were scheduled all along the Strait… Continue reading

Chynna Penird of Port Angeles collects trash and debris from the driftwood along Ediz Hook in Port Angeles on Saturday as part of a beach cleanup effort in honor of Earth Day. The event, hosted by Washington CoastSavers with assistance from other groups and supporters, drew more than two dozen participants. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
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The cruise ships Celebrity Eclipse, front, and Ovation of the Seas, rear, sit anchored in Port Angeles Harbor on Friday as they await the Alaskan cruise season. Both ships are operated by the Royal Caribbean Group or its subsidiaries. Anchored between the cruise vessels are the bulk carrier James Bay and the pusher tug Dublin Sea.

Cruising the harbor in Port Angeles

The cruise ships Celebrity Eclipse, front, and Ovation of the Seas, rear, sit anchored in Port Angeles Harbor on Friday as they await the Alaskan… Continue reading

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The cruise ships Celebrity Eclipse, front, and Ovation of the Seas, rear, sit anchored in Port Angeles Harbor on Friday as they await the Alaskan cruise season. Both ships are operated by the Royal Caribbean Group or its subsidiaries. Anchored between the cruise vessels are the bulk carrier James Bay and the pusher tug Dublin Sea.
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Port Angeles Parks and Recreation Department workers, from left, Brooke Keohokalole, Darryl Anderson and Eli Hammel install a chain link fence around a portion of the Campfire Clubhouse at Jessie Webster Park on Wednesday. The fence is part of an effort to keep transients from camping on the covered porch of the building, which is used for a variety of community events.

Campfire Clubhouse fence goes up

Port Angeles Parks and Recreation Department workers, from left, Brooke Keohokalole, Darryl Anderson and Eli Hammel install a chain link fence around a portion of… Continue reading

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Port Angeles Parks and Recreation Department workers, from left, Brooke Keohokalole, Darryl Anderson and Eli Hammel install a chain link fence around a portion of the Campfire Clubhouse at Jessie Webster Park on Wednesday. The fence is part of an effort to keep transients from camping on the covered porch of the building, which is used for a variety of community events.
Grant Axling, 8, has his eyes set on a blue egg ready for plucking during an Easter egg hunt at Fairwinds Winery on Saturday. About 50 kids ranging in age from 2 to 8 took part in the first hunt on the winery grounds. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Let the hunt begin

By Steve Mullensky For Peninsula Daily News Grant Axling, 8, has his eyes set on a blue egg ready for plucking during an Easter egg… Continue reading

Grant Axling, 8, has his eyes set on a blue egg ready for plucking during an Easter egg hunt at Fairwinds Winery on Saturday. About 50 kids ranging in age from 2 to 8 took part in the first hunt on the winery grounds. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)
Children burst from the starting area in search if treat-filled plastic eggs during Saturday’s 44th annual KONP Easter Egg Hunt at the Clallam County Fairgrounds in Port Angeles. Hundreds of children and their parents took part in the event, which also featured a visit from the Easter Bunny and a drawing for prizes. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Let the Easter egg hunt begin

Children burst from the starting area in search if treat-filled plastic eggs during Saturday’s 44th annual KONP Easter Egg Hunt at the Clallam County Fairgrounds… Continue reading

Children burst from the starting area in search if treat-filled plastic eggs during Saturday’s 44th annual KONP Easter Egg Hunt at the Clallam County Fairgrounds in Port Angeles. Hundreds of children and their parents took part in the event, which also featured a visit from the Easter Bunny and a drawing for prizes. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
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A thick layer of slush coats the soccer pitch at Wally Sigmar Field at Peninsula College in Port Angeles on Saturday, forcing the cancellation of JV and varsity soccer matches between Port Angeles and Bremerton. A storm that brought winter-like conditions, along with lightning and thunder, rendered the field unplayable, prompting a postponement of the games until a later date.

PREP SOCCER: Sigmar Slush

A thick layer of slush coats the soccer pitch at Wally Sigmar Field at Peninsula College in Port Angeles on Saturday, forcing the cancellation of… Continue reading

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A thick layer of slush coats the soccer pitch at Wally Sigmar Field at Peninsula College in Port Angeles on Saturday, forcing the cancellation of JV and varsity soccer matches between Port Angeles and Bremerton. A storm that brought winter-like conditions, along with lightning and thunder, rendered the field unplayable, prompting a postponement of the games until a later date.
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Steam rises from the roof and front driveway of the Olympic National Park Visitor Center on Thursday in Port Angeles after direct sunlight reached its rain-drenched shingles. Unsettled weather and below-normal temperatures are expected into next week in most areas of the North Olympic Peninsula.

Steamy afternoon at visitor center

Steam rises from the roof and front driveway of the Olympic National Park Visitor Center on Thursday in Port Angeles after direct sunlight reached its… Continue reading

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Steam rises from the roof and front driveway of the Olympic National Park Visitor Center on Thursday in Port Angeles after direct sunlight reached its rain-drenched shingles. Unsettled weather and below-normal temperatures are expected into next week in most areas of the North Olympic Peninsula.
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Aria Barrette, 7, top, and her sister, Alyeah Barrette, 5, both of Olympia, spend time on a jungle gym at the Dream Playground in Erickson Park in Port Angeles on Saturday. The pair were in Port Angeles visiting relatives and took an afternoon to visit the playground.

Playtime at the park

Aria Barrette, 7, top, and her sister, Alyeah Barrette, 5, both of Olympia, spend time on a jungle gym at the Dream Playground in Erickson… Continue reading

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Aria Barrette, 7, top, and her sister, Alyeah Barrette, 5, both of Olympia, spend time on a jungle gym at the Dream Playground in Erickson Park in Port Angeles on Saturday. The pair were in Port Angeles visiting relatives and took an afternoon to visit the playground.
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Soohia Art of Port Angeles, right, gets her face painted by Emma Gockerell of Sequim-based Emma-gine Painting & Parties during Friday's pop-up market at the inaugural Squatchcon 2022 Comic & Arts Convention at The Wharf on the Port Angeles waterfront. The convention continues today and Sunday with a variety of activities.

Face-painting fun at Squatchcon

Soohia Art of Port Angeles, right, gets her face painted by Emma Gockerell of Sequim-based Emma-gine Painting & Parties during Friday’s pop-up market at the… Continue reading

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Soohia Art of Port Angeles, right, gets her face painted by Emma Gockerell of Sequim-based Emma-gine Painting & Parties during Friday's pop-up market at the inaugural Squatchcon 2022 Comic & Arts Convention at The Wharf on the Port Angeles waterfront. The convention continues today and Sunday with a variety of activities.
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Nina Sarmiento, a sea kayak guide with Adventures Through Kayaking, pulls out to lead a group of kayakers in the waters of Freshwater Bay west of Port Angeles on Thursday. The group was paddling out to explore the area around the Bachelor Rock sea stack, accessible by water from Freshwater Bay County Park.

Exploring by kayak

Nina Sarmiento, a sea kayak guide with Adventures Through Kayaking, pulls out to lead a group of kayakers in the waters of Freshwater Bay west… Continue reading

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Nina Sarmiento, a sea kayak guide with Adventures Through Kayaking, pulls out to lead a group of kayakers in the waters of Freshwater Bay west of Port Angeles on Thursday. The group was paddling out to explore the area around the Bachelor Rock sea stack, accessible by water from Freshwater Bay County Park.
Barney Lund of Kent takes to the water off Dungeness Bay with his kite board on a blustery Tuesday north of Sequim. Stiff westerly breezes prompted Lund to try his hand at harnessing the wind, he said. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Catching the wind

Barney Lund of Kent takes to the water off Dungeness Bay with his kite board on a blustery Tuesday north of Sequim. Stiff westerly breezes… Continue reading

Barney Lund of Kent takes to the water off Dungeness Bay with his kite board on a blustery Tuesday north of Sequim. Stiff westerly breezes prompted Lund to try his hand at harnessing the wind, he said. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Matthew Carter of Sequim walks his dogs Roxie and Izaak, right, past the Storm King Ranger Station at Barnes Point near the shore of Lake Crescent in Olympic National Park on Saturday. The Barnes Point area is home to the Lake Crescent Lodge, which is open weekends and then daily beginning April 29, as well as the NatureBridge environmental science park and the trailhead to Marymere Falls. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Storm King walkabout

Matthew Carter of Sequim walks his dogs Roxie and Izaak, right, past the Storm King Ranger Station at Barnes Point near the shore of Lake… Continue reading

Matthew Carter of Sequim walks his dogs Roxie and Izaak, right, past the Storm King Ranger Station at Barnes Point near the shore of Lake Crescent in Olympic National Park on Saturday. The Barnes Point area is home to the Lake Crescent Lodge, which is open weekends and then daily beginning April 29, as well as the NatureBridge environmental science park and the trailhead to Marymere Falls. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Anna Brady of Kingston shares a moment with her son, Owen, 9 months, after a picnic lunch at Robin Hill Farm County Park west of Sequim over the weekend. The lunch was a prelude to a family bike ride on the Olympic Discovery Trail. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Family outing

Anna Brady of Kingston shares a moment with her son, Owen, 9 months, after a picnic lunch at Robin Hill Farm County Park west of… Continue reading

Anna Brady of Kingston shares a moment with her son, Owen, 9 months, after a picnic lunch at Robin Hill Farm County Park west of Sequim over the weekend. The lunch was a prelude to a family bike ride on the Olympic Discovery Trail. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
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A surfer starts to get up on his board to catch a nice 5 foot wave that was formed by high winds and tide at Port Townsend’s Point Hudson beach on Monday morning.

Wave rider hits Point Hudson beach

A surfer starts to get up on his board to catch a nice 5-foot wave that was formed by high winds and tide at Port… Continue reading

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A surfer starts to get up on his board to catch a nice 5 foot wave that was formed by high winds and tide at Port Townsend’s Point Hudson beach on Monday morning.
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Terry Ward, vice-president of Sound Publishing and publisher of the six-day-per-week Peninsula Daily News and the weekly Sequim Gazette and Forks Forum, right, speaks about changes to the newspapers during a Tuesday morning breakfast with members of the Port Angeles Business Association. Ward described the switch to delivery-by-mail, adjustments to the publication schedule and the general health of the newspaper group. Among those in attendence were business association members, from left, Dick Pilling, former PDN publisher John Brewer and former mayor Cherie Kidd.

Publisher talks business in Port Angeles

Terry Ward, vice president of Sound Publishing and publisher of the six-day-per-week Peninsula Daily News and the weekly Sequim Gazette and Forks Forum, right, speaks… Continue reading

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Terry Ward, vice-president of Sound Publishing and publisher of the six-day-per-week Peninsula Daily News and the weekly Sequim Gazette and Forks Forum, right, speaks about changes to the newspapers during a Tuesday morning breakfast with members of the Port Angeles Business Association. Ward described the switch to delivery-by-mail, adjustments to the publication schedule and the general health of the newspaper group. Among those in attendence were business association members, from left, Dick Pilling, former PDN publisher John Brewer and former mayor Cherie Kidd.
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Traffic splashes along East Lauridsen Boulevard as water from a main break slows into a storm drain at South Chase Street on Wednesday after a 6-inch water line burst in the 200 block of East Orcas Avenue in Port Angeles. Repairs were expected to be completed by about 6 p.m. Wednesday, according to a report posted late Wednesday afternoon on the city website. Some 54 customers were affected and were under a boil-water advisory, city officials said.

Water main break in Port Angeles

Traffic splashes along East Lauridsen Boulevard as water from a main break flows into a storm drain at South Chase Street on Wednesday after a… Continue reading

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Traffic splashes along East Lauridsen Boulevard as water from a main break slows into a storm drain at South Chase Street on Wednesday after a 6-inch water line burst in the 200 block of East Orcas Avenue in Port Angeles. Repairs were expected to be completed by about 6 p.m. Wednesday, according to a report posted late Wednesday afternoon on the city website. Some 54 customers were affected and were under a boil-water advisory, city officials said.