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ISSUES OF FAITH: Have a word with the new year

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice.” ­— T.S. Eliot New Years is the chance for… Continue reading

  • Dec 31, 2021

Speaker slated for Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship service

Dianne Whitaker will present “Luminescence” at 11 a.m. Sunday. Whitaker will be the guest speaker at Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship; her lesson… Continue reading

Sequim seventh-graders Michael Lusk, far left, and Kingston Stevens, pictured here with Scott and Laura Lee Johnson, enjoy a ride home in a firetruck in mid-December, thanks to Peninsula Behavioral Health's “Adventure Auction” on Nov. 6. The auction saw "adventures," rather than items, auctioned off to raise funds for the entity. Auction items included a helicopter flight, guided hikes and fishing trips. In Port Angeles, a preschool student got a ride to class in a fire truck. Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group

An engine adventure

Sequim seventh-graders Michael Lusk, far left, and Kingston Stevens, pictured here with Scott and Laura Lee Johnson, enjoy a ride home in a firetruck in… Continue reading

Sequim seventh-graders Michael Lusk, far left, and Kingston Stevens, pictured here with Scott and Laura Lee Johnson, enjoy a ride home in a firetruck in mid-December, thanks to Peninsula Behavioral Health's “Adventure Auction” on Nov. 6. The auction saw "adventures," rather than items, auctioned off to raise funds for the entity. Auction items included a helicopter flight, guided hikes and fishing trips. In Port Angeles, a preschool student got a ride to class in a fire truck. Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group

North Olympic Library System to host trivia night Thursday

The North Olympic Library System will host popular music trivia night at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday. The questions for this month’s online… Continue reading

JooRi Jun, executive director for Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County, far left, and board president Peter Raiswell, far right, honor outgoing board members, in center, from left, Dave Gilbert, Nancy Bargar and Ed Hopfner. Submitted photo

Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County honors long-time board members

Departing Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County board members Nancy Bargar, Dave Gilbert and Ed Hopfner — who cumulatively have more than 26… Continue reading

JooRi Jun, executive director for Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County, far left, and board president Peter Raiswell, far right, honor outgoing board members, in center, from left, Dave Gilbert, Nancy Bargar and Ed Hopfner. Submitted photo
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OPAA art show continues online, in person

Olympic Peninsula Art Association’s Winter Members’ Art Show

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Tickets on sale for 2022 Yard & Garden Virtual Lecture Series

The Jefferson County Master Gardener Foundation’s 2022 Yard & Garden Virtual Lecture Series will begin Jan. 8. It will be conducted in… Continue reading

Deadline extended for Sequim’s ‘Art Show Without Walls’ exhibit

The Sequim Arts Advisory Commission has extended the deadline for entries for the “Art All Over: The Art Show Without Walls Exhibit.” Entries… Continue reading

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Junghanns-Royack earns honor for nursing leadership

Olympic Medical Center’s Katrin Junghanns-Royack, OMC’s ICU and telemetry director, was presented with the department’s first DAISY Nurse Leader Award. Chief Nursing… Continue reading

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photo Andrew may       With the Arctic blast coming many sensitive plants could be at risk and require a vegetative mulch on top of them. Here I took the opportunity to make a decorative display  as the thermal mulch over our Gunnera. December is the ideal time to prune your evergreens!

A GROWING CONCERN: Protect plants from winter chills

I HOPE THAT for all of you, Christmas was merry and full of joy! I hope that, in some form, you got together with cherished… Continue reading

photo Andrew may       With the Arctic blast coming many sensitive plants could be at risk and require a vegetative mulch on top of them. Here I took the opportunity to make a decorative display  as the thermal mulch over our Gunnera. December is the ideal time to prune your evergreens!
Director Ginny Holladay holds artwork for "Angel Street" that was created and donated by Ryoko Toyama. Photo courtesy of Olympic Theatre Arts

Auditions set for Olympic Theatre Arts’ ‘Angel Street’

Olympic Theatre Arts Center will conduct auditions for Patrick Hamilton’s play “Gaslight” — known in America as “Angel Street” at 4 p.m. on… Continue reading

Director Ginny Holladay holds artwork for "Angel Street" that was created and donated by Ryoko Toyama. Photo courtesy of Olympic Theatre Arts
Mark Senffner of Portland, Ore., helps daughter Fionn, 3 ½, with her mittens during a Christmas Eve visit to Chetzemoka Park in Port Townsend. The pleasant but chilly weather on Friday turned colder on Saturday with overnight snow forecast. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

Christmas Eve fun at Chetzemoka Park

Mark Senffner of Portland, Ore., helps daughter Fionn, 3½, with her mittens during a Christmas Eve visit to Chetzemoka Park in Port Townsend. The pleasant… Continue reading

Mark Senffner of Portland, Ore., helps daughter Fionn, 3 ½, with her mittens during a Christmas Eve visit to Chetzemoka Park in Port Townsend. The pleasant but chilly weather on Friday turned colder on Saturday with overnight snow forecast. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
Jan Whitlow’s equine family gather around her in a circle wearing their new waterproof blankets to help protect them from freezing cold, wind and rain that would flatten their otherwise thick and fluffy winter top-coat that serves as an insulator to keep their bodies warm.  From left are Thunder, Mulla the mini-mule, Orion, Patch, Teddy and Shetland pony Belle. (Karen Griffiths/for Peninsula Daily News)

HORSEPLAY: Advice for blanketing horses for winter

SNOW-CAPPED MOUNTAINS AND frost in the lowlands greeted us Tuesday morning, Dec. 21, Winter Solstice and the first day of winter. Which begs the question:… Continue reading

Jan Whitlow’s equine family gather around her in a circle wearing their new waterproof blankets to help protect them from freezing cold, wind and rain that would flatten their otherwise thick and fluffy winter top-coat that serves as an insulator to keep their bodies warm.  From left are Thunder, Mulla the mini-mule, Orion, Patch, Teddy and Shetland pony Belle. (Karen Griffiths/for Peninsula Daily News)
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Marion Mittell, 10, of Seattle takes time off during a visit to the Olympic Peninsula to play an outdoor piano in the 100 block of East First Street in downtown Port Angeles on Wednesday. The piano, placed on the sidewalk as a public music installation by the owner of the nearby First Street Haven restaurabnt, has been available seasonally to passers-by since 2017.

Outdoor piano offers downtown sounds

Marion Mittell, 10, of Seattle takes time off during a visit to the Olympic Peninsula to play an outdoor piano in the 100 block of… Continue reading

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Marion Mittell, 10, of Seattle takes time off during a visit to the Olympic Peninsula to play an outdoor piano in the 100 block of East First Street in downtown Port Angeles on Wednesday. The piano, placed on the sidewalk as a public music installation by the owner of the nearby First Street Haven restaurabnt, has been available seasonally to passers-by since 2017.
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Jake Thornburg, front, and Chig Martin, both of Port Angeles, take on the Santa persona as they ride a motorized bicycle on West Third Street in Port Angeles on Christmas Eve Day. The pair said the were out to bring good cheer to people for the holidays.

Santas spread cheer in Port Angeles

Jake Thornburg, front, and Chig Martin, both of Port Angeles, take on the Santa persona as they ride a motorized bicycle on West Third Street… Continue reading

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Jake Thornburg, front, and Chig Martin, both of Port Angeles, take on the Santa persona as they ride a motorized bicycle on West Third Street in Port Angeles on Christmas Eve Day. The pair said the were out to bring good cheer to people for the holidays.

‘TED Talks: Now What?’ offered Tuesday

Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will host “TED Talks: Now What?” from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday. The free program is in… Continue reading

Joseph Bednarik will present "Here We Are" at 11 a.m. Sunday. 
Bednarik will be the guest speaker at Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship; his lesson will stream on Zoom.
Limited in-person viewing is available on the fellowship’s large screen TV at 1033 N. Barr Road.
For more information or the Zoom link, call 360-417-2665 or email admin@olympicuuf.com.

Bednarik will present “Here We Are” at service

Joseph Bednarik will present “Here We Are” at 11 a.m. Sunday. Bednarik will be the guest speaker at Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship;… Continue reading

Joseph Bednarik will present "Here We Are" at 11 a.m. Sunday. 
Bednarik will be the guest speaker at Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship; his lesson will stream on Zoom.
Limited in-person viewing is available on the fellowship’s large screen TV at 1033 N. Barr Road.
For more information or the Zoom link, call 360-417-2665 or email admin@olympicuuf.com.

Christmas services set at Unity of Port Townsend

The public is invited to Christmas services at Unity of Port Townsend this weekend. Services will be conducted at the sanctuary, 3918… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Remember the baby in a manger

It’s hard to imagine Christmas without all of the magnificent music. During Christmastime as a teenager, we would go see Handel’s Messiah at the beautiful… Continue reading

  • Dec 24, 2021
The Rev. Donna Little will present “Burning Bowl Ceremony - 2021” at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

Unity speaker slated for Sunday

The Rev. Donna Little will present “Burning Bowl Ceremony — 2021” at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Little is the minister emeritus at Unity… Continue reading

The Rev. Donna Little will present “Burning Bowl Ceremony - 2021” at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.