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A GROWING CONCERN: Do your part for ‘Flower Peninsula USA’

SO, WITH THE sun coming out and temperatures on the rise, time for my annual plea about hanging baskets and window boxes. This is the… Continue reading

 

ISSUES OF FAITH: When do we disobey?

HERE ARE TWO quotes to think about: “Civil Disobedience, noun: Refusal to obey governmental demands or commands especially as a nonviolent and usually collective means… Continue reading

 

Unitarian speaker scheduled

The Rev. Bruce Bode will present “The Ache of Memory” at 11 a.m. Sunday. Bode will be the guest speaker at Olympic… Continue reading

 

Unity in Olympics program scheduled

Connie Munro will present “Not Perfect, But Wonderful” at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Munro, a licensed Unity teacher, is the guest speaker at… Continue reading

The Rev. Pam Douglas-Smith.

Unity in Port Townsend planning for Sunday services

The Rev. Pam Douglas-Smith will present “The Power of Remembrance: Memorial Day” at 11 a.m. Sunday. Douglas-Smith is the pastor at Unity… Continue reading

The Rev. Pam Douglas-Smith.
Katie Lee of Port Angeles examines a table of perennial plants during Saturday’s annual plant sale and raffle at the floral barn at the Clallam County Fairgrounds in Port Angeles. The sale, hosted by the Port Angeles Garden Club, was a fundraiser for club projects and scholarships, and it featured a wide variety of plants for the upcoming growing season and beyond. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Plant sale at Clallam County Fairgrounds

Katie Lee of Port Angeles examines a table of perennial plants during Saturday’s annual plant sale and raffle at the floral barn at the Clallam… Continue reading

Katie Lee of Port Angeles examines a table of perennial plants during Saturday’s annual plant sale and raffle at the floral barn at the Clallam County Fairgrounds in Port Angeles. The sale, hosted by the Port Angeles Garden Club, was a fundraiser for club projects and scholarships, and it featured a wide variety of plants for the upcoming growing season and beyond. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Unitarian speaker slated in Port Angeles

Phoenix Biggs will present “Singing of Honor and Glory” at 11 a.m. Sunday. Biggs is the guest speaker at Olympic… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: For garden chores, keep the spring in your step

SO THE DREAM Playground build is going wonderfully. Thank you for those who have come down so far or donated your tools to be used… Continue reading

Photo by Karen Griffiths

Cutline: A fundraiser for WAG and Open starts Today at 11 a.m. with an English and jumping fun show, followed tomorrow with a Western Games show at Kari Payne’s 4-L arena off Blue Mountain Road, 95 S. McCrorie Rd. Port Angeles.  Fox-Bell Farm owner Shelby Vaughan, and her assistants Sophie Feik and Kaia Lestage (holding Marley) will be there to host. Shown is Tatar Trots, 10. a horse Shelby got from OPEN five years ago when he was a feral, unhandled stallion and, now, after castrating and training,  he’s a docile horse who enjoys teaching kids how to ride.

 

(Rescue dog Rocky laying down if he’s shown in photo)

HORSEPLAY: Rescue program gives horses new life

SHELBY VAUGHAN WAS born into the rescue mindset. She grew up on Bainbridge Island on a farm where she said her mom was “huge into… Continue reading

Photo by Karen Griffiths

Cutline: A fundraiser for WAG and Open starts Today at 11 a.m. with an English and jumping fun show, followed tomorrow with a Western Games show at Kari Payne’s 4-L arena off Blue Mountain Road, 95 S. McCrorie Rd. Port Angeles.  Fox-Bell Farm owner Shelby Vaughan, and her assistants Sophie Feik and Kaia Lestage (holding Marley) will be there to host. Shown is Tatar Trots, 10. a horse Shelby got from OPEN five years ago when he was a feral, unhandled stallion and, now, after castrating and training,  he’s a docile horse who enjoys teaching kids how to ride.

 

(Rescue dog Rocky laying down if he’s shown in photo)
The 2024 Community Service Awards winners gather before Thursday's awards ceremony at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Port Angeles. This year's recipients were, seated from left, Steph Ellyas and Lyn Fiveash, and standing from left, Gordon Taylor, Don Zanon, Carol Labbe and Betsy Reed Schultz. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Six honored for community service efforts

Volunteers provide energy for trails, respite care

The 2024 Community Service Awards winners gather before Thursday's awards ceremony at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Port Angeles. This year's recipients were, seated from left, Steph Ellyas and Lyn Fiveash, and standing from left, Gordon Taylor, Don Zanon, Carol Labbe and Betsy Reed Schultz. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

ISSUES OF FAITH: Be a gracious and hospitable host

NOTICE OUR ROAD traffic is getting busier? Yep. We are beginning our annual influx of visitors. Some will be just coming to escape southern states’… Continue reading

Unity in Port Townsend planning for Sunday services

Perry Spring will present the lesson at 11 a.m. Sunday. Spring is the guest speaker at Unity in Port… Continue reading

The Rev. Larry Schellink will present “Love God and Tie up your Camel” at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Schellink is the guest speaker at Unity in the Olympics, 2917 E. Myrtle Ave.

Weekend program scheduled for Unity in the Olympics

The Rev. Larry Schellink will present “Love God and Tie up your Camel” at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Schellink is the guest speaker… Continue reading

The Rev. Larry Schellink will present “Love God and Tie up your Camel” at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Schellink is the guest speaker at Unity in the Olympics, 2917 E. Myrtle Ave.
Jaiden Dokken, at Jeanette Best Gallery in Port Townsend, is Northwind Art’s new exhibits coordinator. (Northwind Art)

Poet laureate takes on new role with Northwind Art

Artist, poet and educator Jaiden Dokken is Northwind Art’s new exhibits coordinator, orchestrating gallery shows and events for the Port Townsend nonprofit… Continue reading

Jaiden Dokken, at Jeanette Best Gallery in Port Townsend, is Northwind Art’s new exhibits coordinator. (Northwind Art)
Author John Vaillant stands in front of the iconic tower at Port Angeles City Pier. (Elijah Sussman/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Author visits Peninsula for Writer in Residence program

Vaillant awarded Shaughnessy Cohen Prize

Author John Vaillant stands in front of the iconic tower at Port Angeles City Pier. (Elijah Sussman/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

A GROWING CONCERN: Volunteers a dream for playground

YOU, MY LOYAL readers, have been excellent the couple of times I asked you to support me or a cause! You came out in droves… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Mothers: The foundations of faith

PRESIDENT THEODORE ROOSEVELT said, “Comparison is the thief of joy.” For some, Mother’s Day can evoke feelings of guilt; thinking maybe that other mothers are… Continue reading

The Rev. Cindy Akana

Program scheduled for OUUF on Sunday

The Rev. Cindy Akana will present “Mother Wolf, Mother Earth, Mother Me” at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Akana is the guest speaker at… Continue reading

The Rev. Cindy Akana

Unity in Port Townsend planning for Sunday services

Joanna Gabriel will present the lesson at 11 a.m. Sunday. Gabriel is the guest speaker at Unity in Port Townsend, 3918 San… Continue reading

Unity speaker slated in Port Angeles

Terry Barrett will present “What Would Your Mother Say?” at 11 a.m. Sunday. Barrett is the guest speaker at Olympic Unitarian Universalist… Continue reading