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Anya Aubertin, owner-artist of Smells Like Crayons, splashes some festive colors on the windows at Avamere Olympic Rehabilitation of Sequim last week. Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Holiday art for Sequim seniors

Anya Aubertin is bringing a bit of holiday cheer to seniors at Avamere Olympic Rehabilitation of Sequim. The local artist was busy last… Continue reading

Anya Aubertin, owner-artist of Smells Like Crayons, splashes some festive colors on the windows at Avamere Olympic Rehabilitation of Sequim last week. Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Sequim church offers ‘Blue Service’ on Monday

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Sequim will host a Blue Christmas Service on Monday — the longest night, or day with least total… Continue reading

Donated toy distribution planned

The Christmas Angel program will be distributing donated toys from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday or until all toys are distributed.… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Practice self-care for the soul

But now even more the report about him went abroad, and great crowds gathered to hear him and to be healed of their infirmities. But… Continue reading

Volunteers like Calvin Barnard, senior vice commander of Carlsborg VFW Post 6787, helped    distribute food at the Family Holiday Meal Bay program on Nov. 20. Dozens of volunteers return on Dec. 18 to help provide food for Christmas. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash
Volunteers like Calvin Barnard, senior vice commander of Carlsborg VFW Post 6787, helped    distribute food at the Family Holiday Meal Bay program on Nov. 20. Dozens of volunteers return on Dec. 18 to help provide food for Christmas. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash
Morgan Hanna, left, and Kenenisa Hanna found a Serendipity Farm wreath at Saturday's Uptown Port Townsend farmers market. The last market of the year is this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Morgan Hanna, left, and Kenenisa Hanna found a Serendipity Farm wreath at Saturday's Uptown Port Townsend farmers market. The last market of the year is this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
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Many boats in the Port Angeles Boat Haven are decked out with Christmas lights, and calm water makes for great reflections. Voting was conducted last week among members of the Port Angeles Yacht Club for its lighted-boat contest for 2020. “Sirens Song” was voted the best decorated sailboat. “Gold Rush” was voted tops among decorated motored craft.

All is calm

Many boats in the Port Angeles Boat Haven are decked out with Christmas lights, and calm water makes for great reflections. Voting was conducted last… Continue reading

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Many boats in the Port Angeles Boat Haven are decked out with Christmas lights, and calm water makes for great reflections. Voting was conducted last week among members of the Port Angeles Yacht Club for its lighted-boat contest for 2020. “Sirens Song” was voted the best decorated sailboat. “Gold Rush” was voted tops among decorated motored craft.

A GROWING CONCERN: Still time to prepare for winter

first gorgeous, then rain, rain, rain. All right, it is December, and the good news is that we still are… Continue reading

Sequim Scout Troop 1498 gears up to attack and trim back overgrown native roses, blackberries and brush along the trails at Layton Hill Horse Camp. They also camped and learned trail safety rules from the Peninsula chapter of Back Country Horsemen. (Carrie Kalina)

HORSEPLAY: Scouts good place to learn, make friends

ALWAYS LEAVE A place better than you found it. It’s a tenet I learned as a wee Girl Scout way back in the 1960s, and… Continue reading

Sequim Scout Troop 1498 gears up to attack and trim back overgrown native roses, blackberries and brush along the trails at Layton Hill Horse Camp. They also camped and learned trail safety rules from the Peninsula chapter of Back Country Horsemen. (Carrie Kalina)

ISSUES OF FAITH: Be a light in dark times

DURING THIS DARKEST time of the year, Rabbi Chaim Stern offers this prayer: “In my darkness be a light to me, in my loneliness help… Continue reading

Port Townsend High School Orchestra teacher Daniel Ferland will engineer this Saturday's virtual concert.  photo courtesy Port Townsend High School

Port Townsend High School music benefit set

Donations to fund backpack program for students

Port Townsend High School Orchestra teacher Daniel Ferland will engineer this Saturday's virtual concert.  photo courtesy Port Townsend High School
Pedestrians take advantage of a break in the rain to take a stroll along the Waterfront Trail along Ediz Hook in Port Angeles on Wednesday. Fair conditions are expected for the rest of the week on the North Olympic Peninsula, although showers are expected to return on Saturday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

A break in the weather

Pedestrians take advantage of a break in the rain to take a stroll along the Waterfront Trail along Ediz Hook in Port Angeles on Wednesday,… Continue reading

Pedestrians take advantage of a break in the rain to take a stroll along the Waterfront Trail along Ediz Hook in Port Angeles on Wednesday. Fair conditions are expected for the rest of the week on the North Olympic Peninsula, although showers are expected to return on Saturday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Donations urged in lieu of Messiah sing-along

For the first time in nearly 20 years, Trinity United Methodist Church is unable to host the annual “Messiah Sing Along.” COVID-19 pandemic… Continue reading

Two houses are decked out with holiday lights in the 1600 block of West 14th Street in Port Angeles. One yard features lights that form a spiral around a snowman. (Dave Logan/For Peninsula Daily News)

Holiday display

Two houses are decked out with holiday lights in the 1600 block of West 14th Street in Port Angeles. One yard features lights that form… Continue reading

Two houses are decked out with holiday lights in the 1600 block of West 14th Street in Port Angeles. One yard features lights that form a spiral around a snowman. (Dave Logan/For Peninsula Daily News)
Claire Capriola, a clinical pharmacist at Jamestown Family Health Clinic, offers “Cannabis 101: Using Cannabis as Medicine” at the next WOW! Working on Wellness Radio Forum on KSQM today. Submitted photo

Free WOW! radio forum explores cannabis as medicine

Claire Capriola presents “Cannabis 101: Using Cannabis as Medicine” at the next WOW! Working on Wellness Radio Forum set for 2 p.m. to… Continue reading

Claire Capriola, a clinical pharmacist at Jamestown Family Health Clinic, offers “Cannabis 101: Using Cannabis as Medicine” at the next WOW! Working on Wellness Radio Forum on KSQM today. Submitted photo
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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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