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A USCG Douglas RD-4, post office truck and unidentified men gather at Cook’s Prairie, the location of the current William R. Fairchild International Airport in Port Angeles. (Courtesy of Bert Kellogg Collection/North Olympic Library System)

BACK WHEN: Coast Guard a part of Peninsula since 1930s

DOES IT SEEM there are a lot of pigeons around town? It does to me. More on that later. It was a time of war… Continue reading

A USCG Douglas RD-4, post office truck and unidentified men gather at Cook’s Prairie, the location of the current William R. Fairchild International Airport in Port Angeles. (Courtesy of Bert Kellogg Collection/North Olympic Library System)
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Get Valentine’s Day kits at NOLS branches

The North Olympic Library System and the Port Townsend Library are inviting people of all ages to explore their creativity and connect with loved ones… Continue reading

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Growing rhododendrons from seed topic of Green Thumbs presentation

Guest speaker Bob Zimmerman will discuss rhododendron varieties that grow naturally in the wild, how to grow these rhododendrons from seed and… Continue reading

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Olympic Theatre Arts partners with local businesses for Valentine’s Day

Olympic Theatre Arts is collaborating with local businesses for the Valentine’s Day holiday. The nonprofit is creating five gift baskets for Valentine’s Day… Continue reading

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“Shore Break” by Sheri Whestine is one of the pieces on display at Blue Whole Gallery this month. (Submitted photo)
 “Shore Break” by Sheri Whestine is one of the pieces on display at Blue Whole Gallery this month. (Submitted photo)
 “Jerryfish” by Sheri Whestine, a featured artist this February at the Blue Whole Gallery’s “From Shore to Sea” exhibit. (Submitted photo)
 “Watercolor Bowl” by Sheri Whestine, a featured artist this February at the Blue Whole Gallery’s “From Shore to Sea” exhibit. (Submitted photo)
 “Holy Cow” by John Bertholl, a featured artist this February at the Blue Whole Gallery’s “From Shore to Sea” exhibit. (Submitted photo)
 “Blue Whale” and “Walk About” by John Bertholl, a featured artist this February at the Blue Whole Gallery’s “From Shore to Sea” exhibit. (Submitted photo)
 “Sequim Driftwood Band” by John Bertholl, a featured artist this February at the Blue Whole Gallery’s “From Shore to Sea” exhibit. (Submitted photo)
 “Seaweed & Squibbles” by John Bertholl, a featured artist this February at the Blue Whole Gallery’s “From Shore to Sea” exhibit. (Submitted photo)
 “Apart Together” by Sheri Whestine, a featured artist this February at the Blue Whole Gallery’s “From Shore to Sea” exhibit. (Submitted photo)

Blue Whole Gallery’s February exhibit roams ‘From Shore to the Sea’

Blue Whole Gallery’s next exhibit reaches from the mountains to the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Driftwood sculptor John Bertholl and glassware artist… Continue reading

“Shore Break” by Sheri Whestine is one of the pieces on display at Blue Whole Gallery this month. (Submitted photo)
 “Shore Break” by Sheri Whestine is one of the pieces on display at Blue Whole Gallery this month. (Submitted photo)
 “Jerryfish” by Sheri Whestine, a featured artist this February at the Blue Whole Gallery’s “From Shore to Sea” exhibit. (Submitted photo)
 “Watercolor Bowl” by Sheri Whestine, a featured artist this February at the Blue Whole Gallery’s “From Shore to Sea” exhibit. (Submitted photo)
 “Holy Cow” by John Bertholl, a featured artist this February at the Blue Whole Gallery’s “From Shore to Sea” exhibit. (Submitted photo)
 “Blue Whale” and “Walk About” by John Bertholl, a featured artist this February at the Blue Whole Gallery’s “From Shore to Sea” exhibit. (Submitted photo)
 “Sequim Driftwood Band” by John Bertholl, a featured artist this February at the Blue Whole Gallery’s “From Shore to Sea” exhibit. (Submitted photo)
 “Seaweed & Squibbles” by John Bertholl, a featured artist this February at the Blue Whole Gallery’s “From Shore to Sea” exhibit. (Submitted photo)
 “Apart Together” by Sheri Whestine, a featured artist this February at the Blue Whole Gallery’s “From Shore to Sea” exhibit. (Submitted photo)

Clallam County Parent to Parent to host virtual savings seminar

Clallam County Parent to Parent will host the virtual seminar “Saving for the Future” at 4 p.m. Thursday. The Zoom presentation features… Continue reading

Jefferson County Historical Society to resume First Friday Speaker series

The Jefferson County Historical Society will resume its First Friday Speaker series with “Baking and Candy Making with Sugar Hill Farms” at… Continue reading

Red, Set, Go Race and Heart Luncheon officials embark on a training run/walk on Saturday at Seven Cedars Casino and Hotel. From left are Loni Greninger, Jamestown Tribal Council; Victoria Jones, race director of the Red, Set, Go Heart Healthy Run/Walk/Swim; Lori Frederick, vice president of Strait View Credit Union, the presenting sponsor of the race; Karen Rogers, chair of the Red, Set, Go Luncheon; Bruce Skinner, OMC Foundation executive director; Darryl Wolfe, Olympic Medical Center CEO; and OMC Commissioner Jean Hordyk. (Courtesy of OMC Foundation)

Olympic Medical Center Foundation’s Red Set Go event adds virtual run/walk/swim

Registration is open for the Olympic Medical Center Foundation’s inaugural Red, Set, Go Heart Healthy Virtual Run/Walk and Swim in February. Register… Continue reading

Red, Set, Go Race and Heart Luncheon officials embark on a training run/walk on Saturday at Seven Cedars Casino and Hotel. From left are Loni Greninger, Jamestown Tribal Council; Victoria Jones, race director of the Red, Set, Go Heart Healthy Run/Walk/Swim; Lori Frederick, vice president of Strait View Credit Union, the presenting sponsor of the race; Karen Rogers, chair of the Red, Set, Go Luncheon; Bruce Skinner, OMC Foundation executive director; Darryl Wolfe, Olympic Medical Center CEO; and OMC Commissioner Jean Hordyk. (Courtesy of OMC Foundation)
Kate McDermott, baker, author and pie-camp leader, will teach an online class from her Port Angeles home this Thursday. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Peninsula pie queen to host ‘Snowy Day’

Baker, author uses cameras to stream instructional videos

Kate McDermott, baker, author and pie-camp leader, will teach an online class from her Port Angeles home this Thursday. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Scholarships for Jefferson County women available

The University Women’s Foundation of Jefferson County is accepting applications for its scholarships to universities, community and technical schools. Applications are due… Continue reading

Linda keeps her gorgeous lemon trees alive by providing them sunlight in the covered patio. However with the freezing temperatures, a cover and heat provided by a light bulb will keep them warm even during our chilliest evenings. Be creative with your plants. (Andrew May/For Peninsula Daily News)

A GROWING CONCERN: Some houseplants are worth a little hassle

AS WE CONTINUE our two week series on houseplants, we got a chance to see Alicia’s home acting as a lovely conservatory! This week we… Continue reading

Linda keeps her gorgeous lemon trees alive by providing them sunlight in the covered patio. However with the freezing temperatures, a cover and heat provided by a light bulb will keep them warm even during our chilliest evenings. Be creative with your plants. (Andrew May/For Peninsula Daily News)

Sequim Prairie Grange to host fundraiser

The Sequim Prairie Grange No. 1108 will conduct a “Let Us Cook Your Entire Meal for the Big Game” fundraiser from 3 p.m.… Continue reading

Friends of Sequim Library to hold cookbook sale

The Friends of the Sequim Library will conduct a special sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The sale is at the… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Courage is fear that has said its prayers

FRIENDS, THE PAST few weeks have been historically difficult ones for our country. You know the reasons I say this, and likely in great and… Continue reading

Jason Bringhurst is the bishop of the Mt Pleasant Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Mount Pleasant Ward names new bishop

The Mount Pleasant Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has sustained Jason Bringhurst as bishop at a service… Continue reading

Jason Bringhurst is the bishop of the Mt Pleasant Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

North Olympic Library System to host online trivia night

The North Olympic Library System will host trivia night at 6:30 p.m. today. The free online event will stream on Zoom; register… Continue reading

Port Angeles High School Interact Club members are front row, from left, Yau Fu, Maizie Tucker, Hayden Webber and Trinity Laws and back row, from left, Emma Weaver, Molly Scofield, Olivia Carroll and Yun Chong.

PA High School club collecting items for homeless

The Port Angeles High School Rotary Interact Club is sponsoring a drive to collect supplies for the homeless through Friday, Feb. 19.… Continue reading

Port Angeles High School Interact Club members are front row, from left, Yau Fu, Maizie Tucker, Hayden Webber and Trinity Laws and back row, from left, Emma Weaver, Molly Scofield, Olivia Carroll and Yun Chong.
Raisa Mathisen of Port Angeles performs on an electric piano in the 100 block of South Oak Street next to Country Aire in downtown Port Angeles on Saturday. Mathisen said she was busking to help cover living expenses. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Busking to get by

Raisa Mathisen of Port Angeles performs on an electric piano in the 100 block of South Oak Street next to Country Aire in downtown Port… Continue reading

Raisa Mathisen of Port Angeles performs on an electric piano in the 100 block of South Oak Street next to Country Aire in downtown Port Angeles on Saturday. Mathisen said she was busking to help cover living expenses. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Clallam Conservation District’s plant sale closes Thursday

The Clallam Conservation District is accepting orders for the organization’s annual Native Plant Sale through Thursday. Orders can be placed online through… Continue reading

OMC Foundation donates $155K to Olympic Medical Center for equipment

The Olympic Medical Center Foundation has presented a $155,000 donation to Olympic Medical Center. The money given Wednesday at the hospital commission… Continue reading