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ISSUES OF FAITH: Guided by silence and stars

NOTHING REESTABLISHES MY equilibrium like kayaking. While I enjoy paddling with my friends and family, I am most at peace when I am skimming solo… Continue reading

Peninsula Singers hosting virtual holiday concert

The Peninsula Singers will present a Holiday Virtual Cabaret beginning on Christmas Day and continuing for several weeks through the new year. Access… Continue reading

Rodney Hofman opens one of hundreds of Christmas cards sent to hime and fellow Dungeness Courte Memory Care residents following a request from Hofman's family members on social media. (Dungeness Courte Memory Care)

Hundreds of Christmas cards sent to care facility

Family’s request on Facebook brightens many seniors’ day

Rodney Hofman opens one of hundreds of Christmas cards sent to hime and fellow Dungeness Courte Memory Care residents following a request from Hofman's family members on social media. (Dungeness Courte Memory Care)
A hint of sunlight shines on a Washington State Ferry on Tuesday, the day after the winter solstice, as it sails into Port Townsend. The sun will rise a few more minutes earlier each day and set a few minutes later through the spring equinox on March 20. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

The days are getting longer

A hint of sunlight shines on a Washington State Ferry on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, the day after the winter solstice, as it sails into… Continue reading

A hint of sunlight shines on a Washington State Ferry on Tuesday, the day after the winter solstice, as it sails into Port Townsend. The sun will rise a few more minutes earlier each day and set a few minutes later through the spring equinox on March 20. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Regional 4-H groups offer citizenship project

Teens gearing up for 2021 Know Your Government conference

Clallam Conservation District sets native plant sale

The Clallam Conservation District is accepting pre-orders for its annual Native Plant Sale. The bare-root tree and shrub seedlings are sold in… Continue reading

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Sequim Bay Yacht Club’s quilt auction nets $1,975 for VHOCC

Unable to host its annual Reach and Row for Hospice regatta in 2020, the Sequim Bay Yacht Club kept its tradition of supporting… Continue reading

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My electric blower — which is not only far quieter than a Whidby Island Growler, but also is vastly better for the environment than gas blowers. We, as gardeners, should be stewards of the land. (Andrew May/For Peninsula Daily News)

A GROWING CONCERN: Making gardening dirty work cleaner

Merry Christmas everyone! I wish for you a joyous holiday and… Continue reading

My electric blower — which is not only far quieter than a Whidby Island Growler, but also is vastly better for the environment than gas blowers. We, as gardeners, should be stewards of the land. (Andrew May/For Peninsula Daily News)
1916.8.100.jpg: Makah women canoe racers.   Photo by Samuel Morse c1902.   Washington State Historical Society

BACK WHEN: Samuel Morse built impressive body of photographic work

EDITOR’S NOTE: Due to a production error, John McNutt’s Dec. 6 column did not run in its entirety. Here is the complete submission along with… Continue reading

1916.8.100.jpg: Makah women canoe racers.   Photo by Samuel Morse c1902.   Washington State Historical Society
Anya Aubertin, owner-artist of Smells Like Crayons, splashes some festive colors on the windows at Avamere Olympic Rehabilitation of Sequim last week. Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Holiday art for Sequim seniors

Anya Aubertin is bringing a bit of holiday cheer to seniors at Avamere Olympic Rehabilitation of Sequim. The local artist was busy last… Continue reading

Anya Aubertin, owner-artist of Smells Like Crayons, splashes some festive colors on the windows at Avamere Olympic Rehabilitation of Sequim last week. Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Sequim church offers ‘Blue Service’ on Monday

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Sequim will host a Blue Christmas Service on Monday — the longest night, or day with least total… Continue reading

Donated toy distribution planned

The Christmas Angel program will be distributing donated toys from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday or until all toys are distributed.… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Practice self-care for the soul

But now even more the report about him went abroad, and great crowds gathered to hear him and to be healed of their infirmities. But… Continue reading

Volunteers like Calvin Barnard, senior vice commander of Carlsborg VFW Post 6787, helped    distribute food at the Family Holiday Meal Bay program on Nov. 20. Dozens of volunteers return on Dec. 18 to help provide food for Christmas. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash
Volunteers like Calvin Barnard, senior vice commander of Carlsborg VFW Post 6787, helped    distribute food at the Family Holiday Meal Bay program on Nov. 20. Dozens of volunteers return on Dec. 18 to help provide food for Christmas. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash
Morgan Hanna, left, and Kenenisa Hanna found a Serendipity Farm wreath at Saturday's Uptown Port Townsend farmers market. The last market of the year is this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Morgan Hanna, left, and Kenenisa Hanna found a Serendipity Farm wreath at Saturday's Uptown Port Townsend farmers market. The last market of the year is this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
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Many boats in the Port Angeles Boat Haven are decked out with Christmas lights, and calm water makes for great reflections. Voting was conducted last week among members of the Port Angeles Yacht Club for its lighted-boat contest for 2020. “Sirens Song” was voted the best decorated sailboat. “Gold Rush” was voted tops among decorated motored craft.

All is calm

Many boats in the Port Angeles Boat Haven are decked out with Christmas lights, and calm water makes for great reflections. Voting was conducted last… Continue reading

Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News 

Many boats in the Port Angeles Boat Haven are decked out with Christmas lights, and calm water makes for great reflections. Voting was conducted last week among members of the Port Angeles Yacht Club for its lighted-boat contest for 2020. “Sirens Song” was voted the best decorated sailboat. “Gold Rush” was voted tops among decorated motored craft.

A GROWING CONCERN: Still time to prepare for winter

first gorgeous, then rain, rain, rain. All right, it is December, and the good news is that we still are… Continue reading

Sequim Scout Troop 1498 gears up to attack and trim back overgrown native roses, blackberries and brush along the trails at Layton Hill Horse Camp. They also camped and learned trail safety rules from the Peninsula chapter of Back Country Horsemen. (Carrie Kalina)

HORSEPLAY: Scouts good place to learn, make friends

ALWAYS LEAVE A place better than you found it. It’s a tenet I learned as a wee Girl Scout way back in the 1960s, and… Continue reading

Sequim Scout Troop 1498 gears up to attack and trim back overgrown native roses, blackberries and brush along the trails at Layton Hill Horse Camp. They also camped and learned trail safety rules from the Peninsula chapter of Back Country Horsemen. (Carrie Kalina)

ISSUES OF FAITH: Be a light in dark times

DURING THIS DARKEST time of the year, Rabbi Chaim Stern offers this prayer: “In my darkness be a light to me, in my loneliness help… Continue reading

Port Townsend High School Orchestra teacher Daniel Ferland will engineer this Saturday's virtual concert.  photo courtesy Port Townsend High School

Port Townsend High School music benefit set

Donations to fund backpack program for students

Port Townsend High School Orchestra teacher Daniel Ferland will engineer this Saturday's virtual concert.  photo courtesy Port Townsend High School