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Matthew Barton, membership director for the Strait Turners, demonstrates how to make a Christmas tree ornament on his lathe. He is using a a spindle roughing gouge to remove of the first layer of the wood, local cedar. His shop is large and filled with tools, but he says that beginners need only a few tools to get started and one could turn out a Christmas tree in half a day. The Strait Turners have a couple lathes that they lend to members.

Woodworking show set for Shipley Center in Sequim

Strait Turners club members share knowledge and love of craft

  • Nov 4, 2022
  • By Emily Matthiessen Olympic Peninsula News Group
  • Clallam County
Emily Matthiessen /Olympic Peninsula News Group
Matthew Barton, membership director for the Strait Turners, demonstrates how to make a Christmas tree ornament on his lathe. He is using a a spindle roughing gouge to remove of the first layer of the wood, local cedar. His shop is large and filled with tools, but he says that beginners need only a few tools to get started and one could turn out a Christmas tree in half a day. The Strait Turners have a couple lathes that they lend to members.
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Autumn’s glory on display at First Friday Art Walk

A celebration of the Olympic Peninsula in autumn will be featured in the Blue Whole Gallery’s “Oh, Beautiful for Spacious Skies!” during the… Continue reading

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Libraries to host book discussions this month

The North Olympic Library System will host four Book Discussion Group meetings in November. The Wednesday Evening group meets in person in… Continue reading

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A GROWING CONCERN: Overseeding a great way to avoid overworking

I GOT A recorded message from the Peninsula Daily News voicing an emotional rant that stated, “If Andrew May wants a green lawn in Sequim… Continue reading

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Sequim Irrigation Festival royalty, from left, Queen Isabella Williams, Princess Lauren Willis, and Princess Katherine Gould helped promote Down Syndrome Awareness Month in front of Sequim Walmart.

Sequim Festival princess promotes Down Syndrome awareness

Looking at the message on her T-shirt, Sequim teen Lauren Willis said she believes what it says. “Down Syndrome is not a disability;… Continue reading

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Sequim Irrigation Festival royalty, from left, Queen Isabella Williams, Princess Lauren Willis, and Princess Katherine Gould helped promote Down Syndrome Awareness Month in front of Sequim Walmart.

ISSUES OF FAITH: Faith helps steer when the wheel comes off

I HAVE ALWAYS liked cars. When I was young, I started amassing a huge Matchbox and Hot Wheels car collection. I took good care of… Continue reading

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Musician surprises Reddog Coffee staff

Macklemore films music video on Olympic Peninsula

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Jamal Rahman will present “Sacred Poetry and Teaching Stories for Self-development” at 11 a.m. Sunday. Rahman will be the guest speaker at Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, his lesson will stream on Zoom.

Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship speaker set

Jamal Rahman will present “Sacred Poetry and Teaching Stories for Self-development” at 11 a.m. Sunday. Rahman will be the guest speaker at… Continue reading

Jamal Rahman will present “Sacred Poetry and Teaching Stories for Self-development” at 11 a.m. Sunday. Rahman will be the guest speaker at Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, his lesson will stream on Zoom.
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Speaker slated for Port Angeles Unity in Olympics

BA Huffman will share music and a message at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Huffman is the ministry and music coordinator at Unity in… Continue reading

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The Rev. Thomas Drake will present "The Blessings of COVID" at 11 a.m. Sunday

Unity in Port Townsend speaker scheduled

The Rev. Thomas Drake will present “The Blessings of COVID” at 11 a.m. Sunday Drake will be the guest speaker at Unity… Continue reading

The Rev. Thomas Drake will present "The Blessings of COVID" at 11 a.m. Sunday

Work to learn on Saturday

John Hassel and Lee Bowen will present “Digging and Dividing Dahlias” at 10 a.m. Saturday. The presentation is at a Sequim Botanical Garden… Continue reading

COASST training scheduled for Neah Bay this weekend

The University of Washington Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team will conduct beached bird training from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.… Continue reading

Family movie night set for NOLS

The West End branches of the North Olympic Library System will screen the 2017 animated film “2017” during free family movies this… Continue reading

Orca lecture scheduled at Fort Flagler

Brad Hanson will present “Southern Resident Orcas” at 6 p.m. Saturday in the Fort Flagler Hospital, 10541 Flagler Road. Hanson, an ecologist… Continue reading

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Sharon Prosser of Sequim creates refrigerator magnets with hand-painted rocks as part of the Ladybug Project, a fund-raising effort for the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society. Prosser was making and selling magnets for $1 each and taking monetary donations to the society on Saturday at the Port Angeles Farmers Market.

Magnet fundraiser for humane society

Sharon Prosser of Sequim creates refrigerator magnets with hand-painted rocks as part of the Ladybug Project, a fundraising effort for the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society.… Continue reading

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Sharon Prosser of Sequim creates refrigerator magnets with hand-painted rocks as part of the Ladybug Project, a fund-raising effort for the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society. Prosser was making and selling magnets for $1 each and taking monetary donations to the society on Saturday at the Port Angeles Farmers Market.

Urban sketchers to meet

The Port Townsend Urban Sketchers will sketch in Laurel Grove Cemetery at 10 a.m. Saturday. The group will meet inside the gate… Continue reading

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The cast of the Sequim community play “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” a fundraiser for the Sequim Food Bank, rehearses a piece in mid-October.

A food-raiser in technicolor

Sequim stage veterans bring back ‘Joseph’ to boost local nonprofit

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The cast of the Sequim community play “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat,” a fundraiser for the Sequim Food Bank, rehearses a piece in mid-October.

A GROWING CONCERN: The grass can be greener on your side

soon it will fall upon us in full force! This means for the next 6 to 8 weeks, your grass… Continue reading

ictured from left to right are Peter Raiswell, Francie Louden, Annie Welch, Priya Jayadev, Anita Chilton, Heather Loyd and Gary Schneider.

Car club makes hospice donation

The Strait Air Volksgrüppe VW Car Club recently donated $1,800 to Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County. The funds were raised at the club’s North Olympic… Continue reading

ictured from left to right are Peter Raiswell, Francie Louden, Annie Welch, Priya Jayadev, Anita Chilton, Heather Loyd and Gary Schneider.
Pictured, left to right, are Janet Russell, Lorenzo Portelli and Mary Jacoby.

Green thumb award winner named

The Port Angeles Garden Club has awarded its fill Green Thumb award to Lorenzo Portelli. Portelli received the award for excellence in landscaping at his… Continue reading

Pictured, left to right, are Janet Russell, Lorenzo Portelli and Mary Jacoby.