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The main advantage of mulch is regulating both moisture and temperature in the soil. It is also aesthetically pleasing. Here, with a piece of cardboard to kneel down on, mulch is carefully placed around the rhododendrons at the sheriff's house. (Andrew May/For Peninsula Daily News)

A GROWING CONCERN: A good time to mulch things over

WITH THE ADVENT of March, many jobs and chores are beginning to grow faster than your lawn or weeds. All too soon the dry weather… Continue reading

The main advantage of mulch is regulating both moisture and temperature in the soil. It is also aesthetically pleasing. Here, with a piece of cardboard to kneel down on, mulch is carefully placed around the rhododendrons at the sheriff's house. (Andrew May/For Peninsula Daily News)
The picture on the frontispiece of Big Chief White Horse Eagle’s biography titled “We Indians — The Passing of a Great Race.”

BACK WHEN: Visitor brought tall tales to Clallam County

ON DEC. 23, 1924, Clallam County received a significant visitor. Big Chief Gray Horse Eagle came to speak with local tribes. He was organizing Native… Continue reading

The picture on the frontispiece of Big Chief White Horse Eagle’s biography titled “We Indians — The Passing of a Great Race.”

Compassionate policing topic of film, panel discussion

Compassionate policing — a practice that teaches law enforcement to recognize the signs of a mental health crisis, de-escalate a situation, and… Continue reading

Evensong service set

Katy Taylor will offer music for an Evensong service at 4 p.m. Sunday. The free service will stream on the Zoom internet… Continue reading

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Soroptimists announce STAR Awards for Port Angeles juniors

Soroptimist International of Port Angeles presented STAR Awards to six juniors from Port Angeles High School during a recent Zoom meeting. According… Continue reading

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A selection of Esther Webster’s historically significant paintings includes scenes of local industry, business, and recreation. 

Photo by Nora Pitaro.

Virtual discussions set on life of Esther Webster

A virtual discussion on the life of Esther Barrows Webster is planned at 10 a.m. Saturday. The discussion is in connection with… Continue reading

A selection of Esther Webster’s historically significant paintings includes scenes of local industry, business, and recreation. 

Photo by Nora Pitaro.
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Nature photographer, Mosaic members bring art to Sequim gallery

An award-winning photographer with an eye for storytelling through images of nature and a community group flexing its collective creative muscle take the… Continue reading

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Photo courtesy of Silas Crews
Lindsey Coffman, last year’s Sequim Irrigation Festival queen, crowns Hannah Hampton in a virtual royalty pageant.

Queen, princesses crowned for virtual Sequim Irrigation Festival

Scholarship pageant makes its debut with online platform

Photo courtesy of Silas Crews
Lindsey Coffman, last year’s Sequim Irrigation Festival queen, crowns Hannah Hampton in a virtual royalty pageant.
Sophie Elan and Mark Katsikapes enjoy Tuesday afternoon at Port Townsend's Chetzemoka Park, which has received a $127,000 bequest from a Sequim woman who loved the spacious park. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Sequim benefactor supports three places

Funds split between PT park, pet care and hospice support

Sophie Elan and Mark Katsikapes enjoy Tuesday afternoon at Port Townsend's Chetzemoka Park, which has received a $127,000 bequest from a Sequim woman who loved the spacious park. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Lisa Leporati, left, and Lexi Koch built a garland of roses beneath the Haller Fountain in downtown Port Townsend on Monday. The flowers were placed in honor of the people lost to COVID-19 during the past year. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Floral heart memorial brings burst of color

Display honors people who have died of COVID-19

Lisa Leporati, left, and Lexi Koch built a garland of roses beneath the Haller Fountain in downtown Port Townsend on Monday. The flowers were placed in honor of the people lost to COVID-19 during the past year. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Photo by Dale Hackney
The two biggest things right now are planting in pruning, Here a good client has photographed me planting new beret fruit trees to fill out his orchard.

A GROWING CONCERN: Marching toward spring gardening chores

MARCH IS TOMORROW, and I know you want your to-do-list for the new month. Now that the last several weeks of wicked wind storms, torrential… Continue reading

Photo by Dale Hackney
The two biggest things right now are planting in pruning, Here a good client has photographed me planting new beret fruit trees to fill out his orchard.
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Charcoal artist in spotlight at Harbor Art Gallery

Harbor Art Gallery is featuring charcoal artist Lance Snider for the months of March and April. Snider will be at the gallery… Continue reading

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HORSEPLAY: Arena owner’s passion includes kids, horses, dogs

HER ENTHUSIASM AND passion are catching. I’m smiling inside just thinking about my interview with the bubbly, spirited and compassionate Kari Payne as she showed… Continue reading

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Julia Cochrane helped open the Winter Welcoming Center in downtown Port Townsend's Pope Marine Building this month. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Welcoming Center gives shelter from cold

Social distancing practiced in Pope Marine Building

Julia Cochrane helped open the Winter Welcoming Center in downtown Port Townsend's Pope Marine Building this month. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

ISSUES OF FAITH: Try to embrace the science of kindness

There is an embrace of kindness that encompasses all life, even yours. And while there is still injustice, callousness and cruelty in the world, through… Continue reading

Windermere Real Estate/Sequim-East recently donated $1,500 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula through the Windermere Foundation. The club served 1,258 youth members and an additional 2,945 youths through outreach programs. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the club set up remote learning support centers, provided free wi-fi and delivered 54,000 free healthy meals to low-income families. Pictured, left to right, are: Dollie Sparks and Alan Burwell, presenting the donation to Janet Gray and Tessa Jackson. Cole Tate and T.J. Rooke are in the back row.

Boys & Girls Club receives donation

Peninsula Daily News Windermere Real Estate/Sequim-East recently donated $1,500 to the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula through the Windermere Foundation. The club… Continue reading

Windermere Real Estate/Sequim-East recently donated $1,500 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula through the Windermere Foundation. The club served 1,258 youth members and an additional 2,945 youths through outreach programs. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the club set up remote learning support centers, provided free wi-fi and delivered 54,000 free healthy meals to low-income families. Pictured, left to right, are: Dollie Sparks and Alan Burwell, presenting the donation to Janet Gray and Tessa Jackson. Cole Tate and T.J. Rooke are in the back row.
Claudine Sill —  left, with Rolanda —  and Deb Cox —  with Hadley —  are looking for volunteers to help raise guide dogs for the Guide Dogs for the Blind-Sequim, WA Puppy Raisers organization. Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Sequim group seeks help with raising puppies

Pandemic forces training creativity

Claudine Sill —  left, with Rolanda —  and Deb Cox —  with Hadley —  are looking for volunteers to help raise guide dogs for the Guide Dogs for the Blind-Sequim, WA Puppy Raisers organization. Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group
Anna DeGroote receives the Soroptimist International of Port Angeles nursing scholarship

Soroptimist International of Port Angeles awards nursing scholarship

Soroptimist International of Port Angeles has awarded its annual nursing scholarship to Anna DeGroote. DeGroote is the second recipient of the scholarship… Continue reading

Anna DeGroote receives the Soroptimist International of Port Angeles nursing scholarship

Olympic Kiwanis Club accepting donations for annual tuna drive

The Olympic Kiwanis Club is accepting donations for its 27th Community Tuna Fish Drive through April 5. The annual drive’s goal is… Continue reading