Leah Leach

Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus (portrayed by Joe Borden and his wife, Tawana Borden, arrive by fire truck at Centennial Place in downtown Sequim during festivites on Saturday to kick off the holiday season. Holiday-goers were serenaded with Christmas music and youngsters were given the opportunity to reveal their gift wishes to the Jolly Old Elf.

Thanksgiving weekend sales steady on Peninsula

Retailers across the North Olympic Peninsula reported steady sales Thanksgiving weekend. “Black Friday was absolutely crazy; it was a madhouse in here,” said Susan Erdmann,… Continue reading

Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus (portrayed by Joe Borden and his wife, Tawana Borden, arrive by fire truck at Centennial Place in downtown Sequim during festivites on Saturday to kick off the holiday season. Holiday-goers were serenaded with Christmas music and youngsters were given the opportunity to reveal their gift wishes to the Jolly Old Elf.

Drier climate predicted for Northwest

The Fourth National National Climate Assessment report released Friday predicts that the Northwest will become drier and lose many of its subalpine trees to insects… Continue reading

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                                St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Port Townsend served a record number of meals Wednesday as part of its Wednesday Just Soup program. Volunteers Erica Bauermeister, left, and Anna Wilke served up a full Thanksgiving feast prepared by members of the congregation.

Traditional Thanksgiving dinners slated in Jefferson

Free community feasts are planned in Jefferson County today. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Port Townsend hosted a traditional Thanksgiving dinner Wednesday. Most other meals… Continue reading

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                                St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Port Townsend served a record number of meals Wednesday as part of its Wednesday Just Soup program. Volunteers Erica Bauermeister, left, and Anna Wilke served up a full Thanksgiving feast prepared by members of the congregation.

Forks raising funds for Gold Star Families Memorial

Organizers are appealing to the public for funds to erect a memorial for families who have lost loved ones in combat. The Gold… Continue reading

Quilcene Gallery to host first art show

The Quilcene Gallery will host, beginning today, the first-ever show since its 25-year historic restoration was completed. The building received the historic preservation… Continue reading

More Hood Canal Bridge closures begin Monday

A project to replace or repair equipment that operates the Hood Canal Bridge’s drawspan will cause intermittent closures Monday through Friday nights. During… Continue reading

Short delays expected on 101 around Lake Crescent

Guardrail installation, ditch cleaning and striping of fog lines will continue on U.S. Highway 101 around Lake Crescent this week. Drivers… Continue reading

Green art, fiber art displayed on Port Townsend Gallery Walk

Green art, fiber art and nature art are among the offerings on the Port Townsend Gallery Walk on Saturday. The monthly Gallery… Continue reading

Folk music set for Concerts in the Woods

Curtis & Loretta will perform folk music at Saturday’s Concerts in the Woods. Curtis Teague and Loretta Simonet will play at 7:30 p.m.… Continue reading

Quimper storytellers begin new season

An evening of backcountry adventure tales will kick off the 10th season of First Friday Story Night from 7 to 9 tonight.… Continue reading

PSP prompts closure of Fort Flagler, Mystery Bay to shellfishing

The state has closed Fort Flagler State Park and Mystery Bay State Park to shellfish harvesting because biotoxins that cause paralytic shellfish… Continue reading

Historical society’s 24th annual garage sale final one planned

The first day of the Clallam County Historical Society’s final big garage sale is today. The historical society’s 24th Garage Sale Around… Continue reading

Cold halts Strait swimmer as hypothermia ends historic bid

A Victoria woman had to stop her swim across the Strait of Juan de Fuca and back after almost nine hours of swimming… Continue reading

Tiny particles in smoke haze can aggravate lung, heart disease

Particles about 30 times smaller than a human hair are creating a worsening haze over the North Olympic Peninsula as northerly winds sweep smoke from… Continue reading

Rainforest Run ends, but reunion begins; motorcycle rally set for this weekend in Forks

The inaugural Rainforest Run Cycle Camp Family Reunion will be today through Sunday. The gathering will be at Cycle Camp at 1071 Mora… Continue reading

Perseids, planets on view at Hurricane Ridge

Heavens star in telescope program

North Olympic Peninsula firefighters mobilize for Buckshot Fire

Eleven firefighters and three engines from the North Olympic Peninsula are working to help contain a blaze in Grant County near Mattawa. The… Continue reading

Winners of Port Angeles parade announced

The Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of the Fourth of July Parade. Prizes were awarded in three… Continue reading

Tickets available now for OTA benefit concert

Advance tickets are on sale now for “Rough Cut,” an Olympic Theatre Arts benefit concert set for 7:30 p.m. July 20. Nolan Murray… Continue reading

Fourth of July to be celebrated today across Peninsula

Fireworks are planned in Port Angeles, Port Townsend, Forks and Neah Bay today while Sequim will celebrate the Fourth of July with a patriotic concert.… Continue reading