A GROWING CONCERN: Everything is coming up roses

HAVING JUST FINISHED a magnificent, 36 cut-flower rose garden for clients, I realize that a rose by any other name …. would still require as… Continue reading


HELP LINE: Beware of scams in the mail

GREED IS AN amazing thing, but that isn’t news. Pretty much, it seems that if there’s a way to get blood out of a turnip,… Continue reading


HORSEPLAY: Rain is good, except during shows

“RAIN, RAIN GO away” is the nursery rhyme that used to come into my mind when it rains on my parade, so to speak, during… Continue reading


THE COOKING HOBBYIST: You must eat right to feel right

DO YOU EVER struggle to eat healthfully? I know I do. There are some days that are just so busy or stressful that the thought… Continue reading

Drag racing, Shakespeare and the space race on the Peninsula

Drag racing in Forks, a talk on Shakespeare and a showing of “Apollo 11” are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula. Information… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Finding freedom in faith

“I AM THE LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. “You shall have no… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Summer and its chores going strong

IT IS NOW the beginning of mid-early summer. That’s right, there are 74 more days of summer left. Just as most people give up and… Continue reading

BACK WHEN: Marking the life of an area mother

TAKING A STROLL around a cemetery can give you a quiet time for reflection and thought. Turn off the cellphone; reception is kind of dead… Continue reading

HELP LINE: We have to decide to be better

WHERE IN THE world is the Information & Assistance office? We’re still in Sequim. We just moved to 609 W. Washington St., Suite 16. Don’t… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Priestly blessings for everyone’s children

WHEN OUR CHILDREN were young, we welcomed Shabbat (the Sabbath) into our home on Friday nights and incorporated the beautiful Jewish custom of placing our… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Florist quality blooms? Dis-buds for you

8:54 a.m. June 21. Summer arrived, and with that heralding event, the daylight hours now start… Continue reading

Super strawberry shortcake is one of 20 recipes in “20 Recipes Kids Should Know,” a cookbook for kids by kids. (Calista Washburn)

Strawberry fundraiser, crabs, philosophy on tap

A strawberry shortcake fundraiser, a crab feed and a lecture on the history of philosophy are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.… Continue reading

Super strawberry shortcake is one of 20 recipes in “20 Recipes Kids Should Know,” a cookbook for kids by kids. (Calista Washburn)

ISSUES OF FAITH: Remember to bring God with you this summer

MEMORIAL DAY 2019 has come and gone. It is a day we don’t recognize quite enough. I think a whole lot of us see it… Continue reading

Unity speaker set for this weekend

George Lindamood will present “The Third Half of Life” at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Lindamood will be the guest speaker at Unity in… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Learn to bouquet like a professional

Friday was the official start of summer. However, it was explained to me numerous times when I first moved here… Continue reading

HELP LINE: Medicare continues to confuse readers

THIS IS AN aside. Maybe because I’m beginning with it, it’s an affront. No, I intended no affront. All I intended was to warn everyone… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Locals place at interstate meet

SO FAR THIS late spring we’ve experienced many days with wonderful weather to ride in, haven’t we? While I wasn’t able to participate this year,… Continue reading

Olympic Medical Center Auxiliary donates $34K for hospital equipment

Leif Olson, Olympic Medical Center Auxiliary president, has announced six donations to Olympic Medical Center departments for medical equipment as part of… Continue reading

PENINSULA KITCHEN: For quick camp cooking, bring along broth

CONTINUING THE CONVERSATION from May about camp cooking, recently we camped on a cobble beach on the Hoh River. Enjoying the day, we didn’t notice… Continue reading