Leah Leach

Home Fund donation a gift to your neighbors

By Leah Leach Peninsula Daily News As Christmas nears, consider expanding your gift list just slightly to include a small donation to the Peninsula Home… Continue reading

NEWS BRIEF: Meeting date moved to end of December

Jefferson County commissioners plan to appoint a District Court judge for 13 days because of a state law. Commissioners will consider on… Continue reading

Paul Gottlieb/Peninsula Daily News Christmas lights and temporary seating are part of the present interior of the Lincoln Theater in Port Angeles, shown here from the balcony during intermission for Snow White and the Five Housemates.A balcony.

‘Snow White’ not the end of the story: Lincoln Theater in Port Angeles expected to house another holiday production in 2019

“Snow White and the Five Housemates” has started a new tradition at the Lincoln Theater, said Marc Abshire, Port Angeles Regional Chamber… Continue reading

Paul Gottlieb/Peninsula Daily News Christmas lights and temporary seating are part of the present interior of the Lincoln Theater in Port Angeles, shown here from the balcony during intermission for Snow White and the Five Housemates.A balcony.
Bezos’ preschools come as rich get richer, more generous

Bezos’ preschools come as rich get richer, more generous

From Jeff Bezos’ free preschools to Andrew Carnegie’s public libraries, education stands out as a favourite cause… Continue reading

Bezos’ preschools come as rich get richer, more generous

Anderson Lake open for fishing with warning signs erected on banks

Anderson Lake is open for fishing — but with a warning. Tests on two consecutive samples taken from the lake — on Nov.… 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.

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

Jeannie McMacken/Peninsula Daily News                                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

Jeannie McMacken/Peninsula Daily News                                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

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

Forks raising funds for Gold Star Families Memorial

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 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

Green art, fiber art displayed on Port Townsend Gallery Walk
Folk music set for Concerts in the Woods

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

Folk music set for Concerts in the Woods
Quimper storytellers begin new season

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

Quimper storytellers begin new season

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

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

Historical society’s 24th annual garage sale final one planned
Cold halts Strait swimmer as hypothermia ends historic bid

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

Cold halts Strait swimmer as hypothermia ends historic bid

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