ISSUES OF FAITH: It is your Christian duty to honor your parents

“HONOR YOUR FATHER and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you” (Exodus 20:12… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: The season begins with a new work list

June 2. We are basically halfway through the year but only at the beginning of our magnificent growing season. With… Continue reading

HELP LINE: In the face of Alzheimer’s, have courage

PEOPLE TALK TO me a lot about death, disease and disability. Often, but not always, it’s older people (older than they were, I guess). They… Continue reading

Growler jets discussion, fundraising concert among Peninsula activities

Growler jets discussion, a fundraising concert in memory of Brooke Bedinger and school musical performances are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula.… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: People of all faiths show compassion

THERE CAN BE great inspiration found in people’s responses to tragedy. Horrific stories of suffering have existed for millennia, but today, due to the constant… Continue reading

NEWS BRIEFS: Unity speaker announced for weekend … and other items

The Rev. Donna Little will present “The Power of Your Smile” at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Little will be teaching at Unity in… Continue reading

TimeSlips, free program for those with dementia and their caretakers, debuts today

TimeSlips, a creative circle for people living with dementia and their care partners, makes its public debut today at the Jefferson County… Continue reading

Water presentation on tap in Sequim

“Water in the Age of Climate Change” is set for 10 a.m. Saturday. The hour-long presentation will be at the Clallam County Master… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Leaf color not just for autumn trees

WHO KNEW HOW many people would express joy at not having to kill their dandelions and to do so for altruistic reasons. Since this plant… Continue reading

HELP LINE: Elderspeak is not welcome by most

the all too common occurrence of folks (usually younger) addressing elders with “honey/sweetie/dearie,” and all-too-often… Continue reading

PENINSULA KITCHEN: Minimalist cooking is key on road trips

THIS IS GOING to be a very different summer. Every year for the past 25 years or more, well, ever since my first child was… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Spread peace through prayer

THE SPRING OF 2003, I was in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Just an amazing experience in so many ways, and here is a snippet. I was… Continue reading

NEWS BRIEFS: Unity guest speaker set for weekend … and other items

The Rev. Bill Evans will present “I Remember You” at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Evans will be the guest speaker at Unity in… Continue reading

Shepherds’ Festival, mill tour, singalong set on Peninsula

The Shepherds’ Festival, a mill tour and a participatory singalong are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula. Information also is available on… Continue reading

PHOTO: Paddlin’ by in the Strait of Juan de Fuca

A stand-up paddleboarder gets his time on the water in the Strait of Juan de Fuca off the North Beach neighborhood of Port Townsend on… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: An homage to the humble dandelion

“GOLDEN GIRL WITH staying power Lowly weed or eager flower Hands of littles Gather first bouquets Hands of wishers Blow seeds away Hands of gardeners… Continue reading

HELP LINE: Remain vigilant against scammers

Take survey on area plan for Olympic Area Agency on Aging

Coast Guard tales, Queen of Angels fundraiser, bridge tournament coming up on Peninsula

Tales of rough weather rescues, a Queen of Angels fundraiser and a bridge tournament are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula. Information… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: The good, bad in our lives is intertwined

I’VE BEEN FORTUNATE to visit Ukraine a few times, and one of the distinctive characteristics of that country is beautiful, intricate embroidery. It can be… Continue reading