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Winterizing your garden is the topic of Master Gardener Bob Cain’s Zoom presentation on Thursday. Submitted photo

Green Thumb series focuses on winter-ready gardens

The lone Green Thumb Gardening Tips Education Series presentation in December is devoted to garden work that needs to be completed prior… Continue reading

Winterizing your garden is the topic of Master Gardener Bob Cain’s Zoom presentation on Thursday. Submitted photo
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Rent or Mortgage for a Year Sweepstakes

Last week to enter for your chance to win $15,000!

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Santa Claus waves to a few spectators after pulling the lever to light the community Christmas tree Saturday at Haller Fountain in Port Townsend. (Steve Mullensky/For Peninsula Daily News)

Santa lights up Port Townsend

Santa Claus waves to a few spectators after pulling the lever to light the community Christmas tree Saturday at Haller Fountain in Port Townsend.… Continue reading

Santa Claus waves to a few spectators after pulling the lever to light the community Christmas tree Saturday at Haller Fountain in Port Townsend. (Steve Mullensky/For Peninsula Daily News)
Santa waves to onlookers from the West End Business train during Saturday's Twinkle Light Christmas Parade in Forks. (Lonnie Archibald/For Peninsula Daily News)

Twinkle Light parade in Forks

Santa waves to crowd onlookers from the West End Business train during Saturday’s Twinkle Light Christmas Parade in Forks.… Continue reading

Santa waves to onlookers from the West End Business train during Saturday's Twinkle Light Christmas Parade in Forks. (Lonnie Archibald/For Peninsula Daily News)

North Olympic Library System to particpate in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program

The North Olympic Library will participate in Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. The program, which Parton launched in 1995, will send free books… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Winter is coming — be ready

WELCOME TO DECEMBER, the month in which winter begins. The days are the shortest. It is cold and snowy. So, as winter approaches and the… Continue reading

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BACK WHEN: Morse documents Makah with camera

AS 2020 COMES to a close, one thing is certain: It has been a peculiar year. We can’t see, yet, the affect the novel coronavirus… Continue reading

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Downtown Port Townsend's 16-foot Nordman fir got its ornaments, courtesy of longtime Main Street decorator Michael Rosser, in anticipation of the virtual tree lighting around dusk Saturday. The lighting will be shared on the Port Townsend Main Street Program Facebook page. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Downtown Port Townsend's 16-foot Nordman fir got its ornaments, courtesy of longtime Main Street decorator Michael Rosser, in anticipation of the virtual tree lighting around dusk Saturday. The lighting will be shared on the Port Townsend Main Street Program Facebook page. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
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Hanging holiday cheer

Jessica Shiepko places icicle lights along the roofline of her home in the 2400 block of West 10th Street in Port Angeles. Although it is… Continue reading

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Illuminated wreaths and decorative lights adorn the bridge at Railroad Bridge Park in Sequim, the centerpiece of a holiday display that will be lit from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily through January. The decorations are sponsored by the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe and were installed by Patrick Walker, Inc., of Port Orchard. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Festive wreaths, lights at Railroad Bridge Park

Illuminated wreaths and decorative lights adorn the bridge at Railroad Bridge Park in Sequim, the centerpiece of a holiday display that will be lit from… Continue reading

Illuminated wreaths and decorative lights adorn the bridge at Railroad Bridge Park in Sequim, the centerpiece of a holiday display that will be lit from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily through January. The decorations are sponsored by the Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe and were installed by Patrick Walker, Inc., of Port Orchard. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
As holiday shopping ramps up in downtown Port Townsend, Kim Thomson offers a solo violin performance at Water and Taylor streets. A maker of hats and music, Thomson opened her violin case to accept tips for the Jefferson County Food Bank. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Tips for a cause

As holiday shopping ramps up in downtown Port Townsend, Kim Thomson offers a solo violin performance at Water and Taylor streets. A maker of hats… Continue reading

As holiday shopping ramps up in downtown Port Townsend, Kim Thomson offers a solo violin performance at Water and Taylor streets. A maker of hats and music, Thomson opened her violin case to accept tips for the Jefferson County Food Bank. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
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Peninsula Home Fund information

Donations will go to local residents in need of ‘a hand up, not a handout’

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The Roubik Family builds upon a pre-exisiting snowman in the kids’ sledding area at Hurricane Ridge on Nov. 27, 2020. From left  is David, Maya, 6, grandfather David, Liz Jones and Vera, 8. (Laura Foster/Peninsula Daily News)

Hurricane Ridge begins its winter operations

Families, friends enjoy outdoors in Olympic National Park

The Roubik Family builds upon a pre-exisiting snowman in the kids’ sledding area at Hurricane Ridge on Nov. 27, 2020. From left  is David, Maya, 6, grandfather David, Liz Jones and Vera, 8. (Laura Foster/Peninsula Daily News)

A GROWING CONCERN: End of year chores to check off

WELL, HOPEFULLY YOU all had a happy (if not the most strange) corona Thanksgiving. By now, the tryptophan from all the Thanksgiving turkey and subsequent… Continue reading

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Giving Tuesday

The 2020 Giving Tuesday special section is now available to read online. Learn more about this global generosity movement, set for Dec. 1, by clicking… Continue reading

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Believe: Your Local Holiday Shopping Guide

The 2020 Believe special section is now available to read online. Use this local holiday guide to help with your shopping this year! Click here… Continue reading

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Christian science lecture offered Saturday

Michelle Nanouche will present “Finding Your Immunity From Disease” at noon Saturday, Dec. 5. The lecture, hosted by the First Church of… Continue reading

A pair of wind surfers take advantage of the high winds and blast across Port Townsend Bay on Tuesday. Gale force winds created unsafe conditions so the 9:30 Port Townsend-Coupeville ferry run was canceled. Jefferson Public Utility District crews responded to several small outages throughout the day. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Windy day on the water

A pair of wind surfers take advantage of the high winds and blast across Port Townsend Bay on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. Gale force winds… Continue reading

A pair of wind surfers take advantage of the high winds and blast across Port Townsend Bay on Tuesday. Gale force winds created unsafe conditions so the 9:30 Port Townsend-Coupeville ferry run was canceled. Jefferson Public Utility District crews responded to several small outages throughout the day. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)
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30th annual Festival of Trees

Fundraiser set for Nov. 27-29

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With Mount Rainier for a backdrop, Jason Warner, rowing, and his son, Jackson, from Bremerton, row to shore Sunday with empty crab pots following a weekend camping trip to Fort Worden State Park. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Weekend trip

With Mount Rainier for a backdrop, Jason Warner, rowing, and his son, Jackson, from Bremerton, row to shore Sunday with empty crab pots following a… Continue reading

With Mount Rainier for a backdrop, Jason Warner, rowing, and his son, Jackson, from Bremerton, row to shore Sunday with empty crab pots following a weekend camping trip to Fort Worden State Park. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)