PHOTO: Port Townsend busker fiddles for funds in Sequim

Robert Downing of Port Townsend fiddles for donations in front of the Sequim QFC store Friday afternoon. Downing, who calls himself “The Mad Fiddler,” saw… Continue reading

PHOTO: Early easter fun plays out in Port Angeles

Seven-year-old Naveah Davidson of Port Angeles creates a rabbit mask during Saturday’s Easter Fun Day at the Camp Fire Clubhouse in Port Angeles. Dozens of… Continue reading

PHOTO: Raising funds for Olympic Peninsula Alpaca Rescue

Alexis Price, 12, of Port Angeles watches over a pen with alpacas, from left, Nikki, Patches, Oceania and Paxton, on display at a flea market… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Beware the temptation of premature planting

IT HAPPENS EVERY year and I just cannot express how much I hate it. This last week while shopping, not only did I see tomatoes… Continue reading

HELP LINE: Elderspeak often offends when trying to help

HERE’S AN EMAIL I received the other day. In addition to the gentleman’s obvious good taste in column-writers, he makes a good point: “Just wondering… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Several organizations offer riding lessons

OVER THE RIVER and through the woods to grandmother’s house the kids go for the summer. Now what? It’s time to learn new things and… Continue reading

Sequim lavender guide offers information, photos

As skies grow sunnier, the sights and smells of lavender can’t be far away. Sequim author Bonnie Louise Gillis aims to make lavender… Continue reading

THE COOKING HOBBYIST: Lemon cake pairs well with evening tea

HAVE YOU EVER been to or hosted a real tea party? I don’t mean those silly tea parties little girls in fancy dresses are rumored… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Easter is a day to celebrate

THE FADED BLACK and white photograph is a little older than 60 years. We’re standing in the front yard smiling. My big brother and I… Continue reading

Ventriloquist, Alpaca Rescue fundraiser, benefit breakfasts on Peninsula

A ventriloquist performance, an Alpaca Rescue fundraiser and benefit breakfasts are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula. Information also is available on… Continue reading

Master gardener to speak about ornamental grasses

Master Gardener Janet Oja will provide suggestions for designing a garden which incorporates bamboo and ornamental grasses at noon today. The free… Continue reading

Adventure Club offers outdoor exploration

The sun is peeking out of the clouds, birds zigzag overhead and sounds of the river and children’s laughter fill the air. Adventure… Continue reading

PHOTO: Just a nibble in Port Angeles

A squirrel nibbles on a pine cone on Dry Hill west of Port Angeles on Sunday afternoon.… Continue reading

PHOTO: Raising funds for animals in Port Angeles

A.J. Newland, 9, of Port Angeles pets Slater, a 5-month-old Chihuahua/Doberman pinscher puppy, during a pet adoption and fundraising session for the Olympic Peninsula Humane… Continue reading

PHOTO: Paddle power in Port Angeles

Abby Austin, 15, kayaks in the Port Angeles Harbor as the sun breaks through the clouds Sunday afternoon.… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: April showers bring the to-do list

LET US ALL hope that anything “April Foolish” is over for this year … right? We have endured an end-of-year wind storm knocking out power… Continue reading

BACK WHEN: Readers respond to final picture from the past

SEVERAL READERS RESPONDED to the March picture from the past and recognized it as the Aldwell fire. The fire happened Dec. 12, 1965, at the… Continue reading

HELP LINE: Let Mom in on the conversation for help

THIS IS WEEK 2 of: How can I get mom to accept help? I’m not going to replay all of last week’s column because then… Continue reading

Shakespearean Renaissance Faire at Olympic Theatre Arts

Olympic Theatre Arts is expanding its yearly Shakespearean reader’s theater production into a full scale Renaissance Faire this year. The festivities begin on… Continue reading

Internationally renowned pianist plays Music Live April 9

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church will welcome on Tuesday internationally renowned concert pianist Anson Ka-Lik Sin — who won an award at the 2013… Continue reading