BACK WHEN: Columnist begins new project

After 10 years of writing ‘Back When,’ Alice Alexander says goodbye

HELP LINE: Sometimes OK is the best you can do

I WAS GIVEN a gift the other day, but I don’t think it was intended for me. Here’s what happened: A gal I work with… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Christians suffer persecution worldwide

ON THE EVENING of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews,… Continue reading

Kids’ Fishing Day, purse auction and plant sales galore set on Peninsula

Kids’ Fishing Day, a purse auction and a number of plant sales are among the upcoming activities on the North Olympic Peninsula. Information also is… Continue reading

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

The Sequim Valley Church of the Nazarene will host a team for the World Vision Global 6K for Water at 10 a.m. Saturday.… Continue reading

RainShadow Chorale to perform Broadway tunes

Broadway hits will be remembered at the RainShadow Chorale on Broadway show at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sunday and Saturday, May 11 at… Continue reading

PHOTO: Sunshine for sailing in Sequim

David Tarr of Port Townsend admires the view of a sailboat on Sequim Bay on Tuesday at John Wayne Marina near Sequim. Warm temperatures and… Continue reading

PHOTO: Junior rangers learn lessons at Olympic National Park

Above, Olympic National Park firefighter Paul Staley directs 3-year-old Owen Bailey of Gig Harbor where to point a fire hose as part of Junior Ranger… Continue reading

A GROWING CONCERN: Deadhead or pinch for big payoffs

I’VE GOT TO say, it’s really sad. After teaching continuing education at Peninsula College for two decades my stint is over on May 19 as… Continue reading

HELP LINE: Be a friend, ask for help, plan your future

MAYBE IT’S THE time of year, I don’t really know, but this has been coming up a lot lately, so here I go again. Most… Continue reading

HORSEPLAY: Peninsula high school riders continue competing

I REALLY NEED to apologize to all concerned for casting a stone into calm waters. In my March 24 column, I wrote about our local… Continue reading

PENINSULA KITCHEN: Pickled halibut can be used for future meals

THE PHONE RANG around 6 p.m. last Saturday. The guy on the phone was a fisherman and he had a halibut for us. He would… Continue reading

Theater, Loyalty Day Parade and rocks in coming week

A production of “Men on Boats,” the annual Loyalty Day Parade, and a Gem and Mineral Association open house are among the upcoming activities on… Continue reading

Adventure Club meeting now through Thanksgiving

Adventure Club meets from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays through Thanksgiving at Railroad Bridge Park. The club meets in front of the… Continue reading

ISSUES OF FAITH: Sometimes one must leave their narrow places

DURING PASSOVER WE celebrate the redemption of our people from slavery and their escape from Egypt. During our Passover seder we are to feel as… Continue reading

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

The Rev. Bill Evans will present “Doubting Thomas: I Doubt It!” at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Evans will be the guest speaker at… Continue reading

Wine, cider, cheese fest this weekend

Specialty cheeses from area creameries will be paired with wine and cider this weekend during the annual Olympic Peninsula Wine, Cider & Cheese Tour. The… Continue reading

Pest management topic of talk

Veteran Master Gardener Muriel Nesbitt will explain how to make well-informed garden pest management choices that increase productivity and protect the environment… Continue reading

OTA finds fun and love in musical show ‘First Date’

Whether happily married, looking for love or “it’s complicated,” you’re likely to find something relatable in “First Date.” The latest musical from Olympic… Continue reading