HELP LINE: Elderspeak is not welcome by most

the all too common occurrence of folks (usually younger) addressing elders with “honey/sweetie/dearie,” and all-too-often… Continue reading

PENINSULA KITCHEN: Minimalist cooking is key on road trips

THIS IS GOING to be a very different summer. Every year for the past 25 years or more, well, ever since my first child was… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Spread peace through prayer

THE SPRING OF 2003, I was in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Just an amazing experience in so many ways, and here is a snippet. I was… Continue reading

NEWS BRIEFS: Unity guest speaker set for weekend … and other items

The Rev. Bill Evans will present “I Remember You” at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Evans will be the guest speaker at Unity in… Continue reading

Shepherds’ Festival, mill tour, singalong set on Peninsula

The Shepherds’ Festival, a mill tour and a participatory singalong are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula. Information also is available on… Continue reading

PHOTO: Paddlin’ by in the Strait of Juan de Fuca

A stand-up paddleboarder gets his time on the water in the Strait of Juan de Fuca off the North Beach neighborhood of Port Townsend on… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: An homage to the humble dandelion

“GOLDEN GIRL WITH staying power Lowly weed or eager flower Hands of littles Gather first bouquets Hands of wishers Blow seeds away Hands of gardeners… Continue reading

HELP LINE: Remain vigilant against scammers

Take survey on area plan for Olympic Area Agency on Aging

Coast Guard tales, Queen of Angels fundraiser, bridge tournament coming up on Peninsula

Tales of rough weather rescues, a Queen of Angels fundraiser and a bridge tournament are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula. Information… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: The good, bad in our lives is intertwined

I’VE BEEN FORTUNATE to visit Ukraine a few times, and one of the distinctive characteristics of that country is beautiful, intricate embroidery. It can be… Continue reading

NEWS BRIEFS: Interfaith concert set for tonight … and other items

The Rev. Simon DeVoil will perform a free concert from 7 to 8 tonight. DeVoil will perform at the Big Barn at… Continue reading

PHOTO: Sequim Sunrise Rotary Club recognizes middle school student

Faas Christianson, was named February Middle School Student of the Month by the Sequim Sunrise Rotary Club. Christianson’s favorite subjects are robotics and engineering. He… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Memories of mother with snapdragons and ‘liking butter’

IT’S MOTHERS DAY and that has me in a reflective mood as I look back on being an orphan for the last 5 years. I… Continue reading

HELP LINE: The best gift for Mother’s Day is forgiveness

IN CASE YOU’VE been rudely rousted from a comfy coma in the past six hours, today is Mother’s Day. I can’t imagine any other reason… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Local riders place at equestrian meet

WASHINGTON STATE High School Equestrian Team’s District 4 held its third and final qualifying meet in Vancouver, Wash., last month. Congratulations to Emma Albright for… Continue reading

THE COOKING HOBBYIST: Bagels are more difficult to make than they seem

I’M OVERLY COMPETITIVE in most areas of my life. It has finally seeped into my kitchen. Allow me to explain: A few weeks ago, my… Continue reading

Wearable Art Show to burst open Saturday in Port Townsend

You have your young supermodel with rocket boosters on her boots. There’s the blonde dressed in delicate mesh fruit bags, plus another… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Mother’s Day is complicated

A YOUNG MEMBER of my former congregation once told me that every year on Mother’s Day, she chose to skip church. When I asked her… Continue reading