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Benji Astrachan of Sisterland Farms collects bins of unwanted food collected by restaurants at the Wharf in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Certification connects businesses, sustainable practices

Green Wheel designation focusing on diverting waste from landfills

 

Kim Trenerry, left, and Jason Mogi, who make up the Port Angeles-based duo Deadwood Revival, shown Tuesday at the New Moon Craft Tavern in Port Angeles, will perform at this weekend’s Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Juan de Fuca Festival spreads out this weekend

Street fair, five stages host performers, vendors

 

The rhododendrons in front of the Clallam County Courthouse are in full bloom on Monday. Spring weather will turn to showers for the rest of this week with high temperatures in the high 50s to low 60s. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)

In full bloom

The rhododendrons in front of the Clallam County Courthouse are in full bloom on Monday. Spring weather will turn to showers for the rest of… Continue reading

 

Volunteers work to construct the main play structure of the Dream Playground at Erickson Playfield in Port Angeles on Sunday, the last day of a five-day community build to replace play equipment destroyed by arson in December. The playground, built entirely with donated labor, will be substantially complete with primarily detail work and play surface installation still to come. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Finishing touches

Volunteers work to construct the main play structure of the Dream Playground at Erickson Playfield in Port Angeles on Sunday, the last day of a… Continue reading

Volunteers work to construct the main play structure of the Dream Playground at Erickson Playfield in Port Angeles on Sunday, the last day of a five-day community build to replace play equipment destroyed by arson in December. The playground, built entirely with donated labor, will be substantially complete with primarily detail work and play surface installation still to come. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
The Jefferson County Rhody Festival float moves along Lawrence Street in Uptown Port Townsend during the 89th Rhody Parade on Saturday. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Rhody parade

The Jefferson County Rhody Festival float moves along Lawrence Street in Uptown Port Townsend during the 89th Rhody Parade on Saturday.… Continue reading

The Jefferson County Rhody Festival float moves along Lawrence Street in Uptown Port Townsend during the 89th Rhody Parade on Saturday. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)
Bear Chashin, 4, wins his age 3-4 trike race during the Rhody Festival Kids Trike Races on Water Street in Port Townsend on Wednesday. The festival continues with a kiddie parade, hair and beard contest and bed races today, plus the grand parade at 1 p.m. Saturday and the Rhody Run at 9 a.m. Sunday. For a complete list of events, go to https://rhodyfestival.org. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Port Townsend pedalers

Bear Chashin, 4, wins his age 3-4 trike race during the Rhody Festival Kids Trike Races on Water Street in Port Townsend on Wednesday. The… Continue reading

Bear Chashin, 4, wins his age 3-4 trike race during the Rhody Festival Kids Trike Races on Water Street in Port Townsend on Wednesday. The festival continues with a kiddie parade, hair and beard contest and bed races today, plus the grand parade at 1 p.m. Saturday and the Rhody Run at 9 a.m. Sunday. For a complete list of events, go to https://rhodyfestival.org. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)
Roxanne Pfiefer-Fisher, a volunteer with a team from Walmart, sorts through sections of what will become a slide during Wednesday’s opening day of a community rebuild of the Dream Playground at Erickson Playfield in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Volunteers flock to Dream Playground to start build

Group effort reminds organizers of efforts in 2021, 2002

Roxanne Pfiefer-Fisher, a volunteer with a team from Walmart, sorts through sections of what will become a slide during Wednesday’s opening day of a community rebuild of the Dream Playground at Erickson Playfield in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Michael Anderson of Gibsons, British Columbia tries his hand at flying a kite in the gusty winds of Point Hudson on Monday afternoon. Anderson was on the last leg of an RV vacation around the Olympic Peninsula with his wife and dog and planned on spending the next two nights at the Point Hudson Marina RV Park before they head home. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Let’s go fly a kite

Michael Anderson of Gibsons, British Columbia tries his hand at flying a kite in the gusty winds of Point Hudson on Monday afternoon. Anderson was… Continue reading

Michael Anderson of Gibsons, British Columbia tries his hand at flying a kite in the gusty winds of Point Hudson on Monday afternoon. Anderson was on the last leg of an RV vacation around the Olympic Peninsula with his wife and dog and planned on spending the next two nights at the Point Hudson Marina RV Park before they head home. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)
The aurora borealis, also known as the Northern Lights, illuminate the sky on Friday night into Saturday morning at Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park south of Port Angeles. A G5 magnetic storm created conditions for the aurora to be visible to large portions of North America, including hundreds of people who ventured to the ridge to watch the geomagnetic spectacle. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Lighting up the sky

The aurora borealis, also known as the Northern Lights, illuminate the sky on Friday night into Saturday morning at Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park… Continue reading

The aurora borealis, also known as the Northern Lights, illuminate the sky on Friday night into Saturday morning at Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park south of Port Angeles. A G5 magnetic storm created conditions for the aurora to be visible to large portions of North America, including hundreds of people who ventured to the ridge to watch the geomagnetic spectacle. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
A new mural at Sequim High School honors 2020 graduate Alissa Lofstrom, who started the mural in 2019 but had to stop due to COVID-19 shutdowns. She died in 2021, but past and current students finished her mural for the Interact Club. (Chelsea Reichner)

Teens put finishing touches on mural to honor student

Teachers, students remember Lofstrom as welcoming, talented, artistic

A new mural at Sequim High School honors 2020 graduate Alissa Lofstrom, who started the mural in 2019 but had to stop due to COVID-19 shutdowns. She died in 2021, but past and current students finished her mural for the Interact Club. (Chelsea Reichner)
Bryant Volker smiles for Irrigation Festival photographer Keith Ross during the Kids Parade awards with help from festival Princess Kailah Blake. Volker won first place for his bicycle float. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Parade, logging show highlight festival weekend

Car show, historic walking tour part of 129th annual event

Bryant Volker smiles for Irrigation Festival photographer Keith Ross during the Kids Parade awards with help from festival Princess Kailah Blake. Volker won first place for his bicycle float. (Matthew Nash/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Council vice chair Loni Greninger, left, and tribal elder Celeste Dybeck sing the S’Klallam paddle song, a call for people to pull together. Despite a chilly rain, scores of people attended Sunday’s 120th anniversary celebration of the golf course, an event that included the unveiling of a banner with its new name: the Camas Prairie Park and Camas Prairie Golf Course. The park is designed to serve a more diverse group of users than in the past, said Bob Wheeler, Friends of the Port Townsend Golf Park president. He added that in addition to stick golf, disc golf, foot golf, a playground, trails and native planting areas are part of the plans. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/for Peninsula Daily News)

New park unveiled

Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Council vice chair Loni Greninger, left, and tribal elder Celeste Dybeck sing the S’Klallam paddle song, a call for people to pull… Continue reading

Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Council vice chair Loni Greninger, left, and tribal elder Celeste Dybeck sing the S’Klallam paddle song, a call for people to pull together. Despite a chilly rain, scores of people attended Sunday’s 120th anniversary celebration of the golf course, an event that included the unveiling of a banner with its new name: the Camas Prairie Park and Camas Prairie Golf Course. The park is designed to serve a more diverse group of users than in the past, said Bob Wheeler, Friends of the Port Townsend Golf Park president. He added that in addition to stick golf, disc golf, foot golf, a playground, trails and native planting areas are part of the plans. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/for Peninsula Daily News)
Midge Vogan of Port Angeles sprays cleaner on a pair of sculptures in the 100 block of North Laurel Street in downtown Port Angeles on Saturday as part of the fourth annual Big Spring Spruce Up, sponsored by the Port Angeles Chamber of Commerce. Dozens of volunteers spread out over the downtown area to help beautify the city. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Spring Spruce Up in Port Angeles

Midge Vogan of Port Angeles sprays cleaner on a pair of sculptures in the 100 block of North Laurel Street in downtown Port Angeles on… Continue reading

Midge Vogan of Port Angeles sprays cleaner on a pair of sculptures in the 100 block of North Laurel Street in downtown Port Angeles on Saturday as part of the fourth annual Big Spring Spruce Up, sponsored by the Port Angeles Chamber of Commerce. Dozens of volunteers spread out over the downtown area to help beautify the city. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
A mountain goat dangles from a helicopter in Olympic National Park south of Port Angeles on Sept. 13, 2018. Helicopters and trucks relocated hundreds of mountain goats from Olympic National Park in an effort officials said will protect natural resources, reduce visitor safety issues and boost native goat populations elsewhere in Washington state. (Jesse Major /Peninsula Daily News)
A mountain goat dangles from a helicopter in Olympic National Park south of Port Angeles on Sept. 13, 2018. Helicopters and trucks relocated hundreds of mountain goats from Olympic National Park in an effort officials said will protect natural resources, reduce visitor safety issues and boost native goat populations elsewhere in Washington state. (Jesse Major /Peninsula Daily News)
Sequim's Mekhi Ashby (10) dribbles the ball up the field against North Mason on Tuesday in Sequim. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

PREPS: Bremerton edges Sequim in penalty kick shootout

Sequim came four minutes away from a regulation victory but was penalized late and the Wolves eventually dropped a penalty kick shootout 4-3… Continue reading

Sequim's Mekhi Ashby (10) dribbles the ball up the field against North Mason on Tuesday in Sequim. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
Renne Brock is the Sequim-Dungeness Chamber of Commerce's 2023 Citizen of the Year. (Emily Matthiessen/for Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Brock builds bridges through art, education and media

Sequim chamber’s Citizen of Year known for founding art walk

Renne Brock is the Sequim-Dungeness Chamber of Commerce's 2023 Citizen of the Year. (Emily Matthiessen/for Olympic Peninsula News Group)
August Gala, 2, of Port Angeles spins an idle wheel of a truck belonging to Bruch & Bruch Construction during Saturday’s Touch a Truck event at Queen of Angeles School in Port Angeles. The event, hosted by the school’s parent-teacher organization, allowed youngsters and adults to visit and climb aboard a variety of construction, public safety and utility vehicles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Touch a Truck

August Gala, 2, of Port Angeles spins an idle wheel of a truck belonging to Bruch & Bruch Construction during Saturday’s Touch a Truck event… Continue reading

August Gala, 2, of Port Angeles spins an idle wheel of a truck belonging to Bruch & Bruch Construction during Saturday’s Touch a Truck event at Queen of Angeles School in Port Angeles. The event, hosted by the school’s parent-teacher organization, allowed youngsters and adults to visit and climb aboard a variety of construction, public safety and utility vehicles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Lily Galloway, 9, of Port Angeles looks down from a climbing wall set up at the Olympic National Park visitor center in Port Angeles during Junior Ranger Day, a celebration of the park and of the outdoors. The event featured a variety of activities and exhibits focused on getting youths interested in the environment and the wonders of the national park system. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Junior Ranger Day

Lily Galloway, 9, of Port Angeles looks down from a climbing wall set up at the Olympic National Park visitor center in Port Angeles during… Continue reading

Lily Galloway, 9, of Port Angeles looks down from a climbing wall set up at the Olympic National Park visitor center in Port Angeles during Junior Ranger Day, a celebration of the park and of the outdoors. The event featured a variety of activities and exhibits focused on getting youths interested in the environment and the wonders of the national park system. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Government officials applaud the ribbon cutting at the Point Hudson breakwater in Port Townsend on Wednesday afternoon. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/For Peninsula Daily News)

Point Hudson breakwater opens centennial celebration

$12 million port project finishes on time, under budget

Government officials applaud the ribbon cutting at the Point Hudson breakwater in Port Townsend on Wednesday afternoon. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/For Peninsula Daily News)
East Jefferson Fire Rescue Chief Bret Black describes the 2,500-gallon wildfire tender located at Marrowstone Fire Station 12 on Marrowstone Island during an open house on Saturday. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Marrowstone Island fire station open for business

Volunteers to staff 1,300-square-foot building

East Jefferson Fire Rescue Chief Bret Black describes the 2,500-gallon wildfire tender located at Marrowstone Fire Station 12 on Marrowstone Island during an open house on Saturday. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)