Jefferson County

Weekly flight operations scheduled

There will be field carrier landing practice operations for aircraft stationed at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island Complex this week. There will be… Continue reading

Bentinck range operations scheduled

The Royal Canadian Navy has announced that the land-based demolition range at Bentinck Island will be in use from 9 a.m. to… Continue reading

Back Country Horsemen of Washington Peninsula Chapter member Del Sage helps a Scout with Troop 1498 with his horse-riding skills at Layton Hill Horse Camp. (Courtesy of Linda Morin)

HORSEPLAY: Scouts get help with horsemanship badges

“WOW! WHAT A weekend,” exclaimed Linda Morin, a member of Back Country Horsemen’s Peninsula Chapter, when she and fellow members helped Sequim Scout Troop 1498… Continue reading

Back Country Horsemen of Washington Peninsula Chapter member Del Sage helps a Scout with Troop 1498 with his horse-riding skills at Layton Hill Horse Camp. (Courtesy of Linda Morin)

A GROWING CONCERN: Autumn full of chores for yard, garden

OCTOBER IS ONE of my most favorite times of year as our deciduous trees become a rainbow of colors. October is also the beginning of… Continue reading

Michael D’Alessandro, right, is the new executive director of Olympic Angels. With him on his porch in Port Townsend are his partner George Marie, center, daughter Sophia James, 17, left, and son Emile, 6, in his “Star Wars” stormtrooper costume. Not pictured is son Henri, 15. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Olympic Angels hires first executive director

Programs help provide care, match adult mentors with children

Michael D’Alessandro, right, is the new executive director of Olympic Angels. With him on his porch in Port Townsend are his partner George Marie, center, daughter Sophia James, 17, left, and son Emile, 6, in his “Star Wars” stormtrooper costume. Not pictured is son Henri, 15. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Marc Abshire, executive director of the Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce, delivers a State of the Chamber address in January 2020. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Marc Abshire, executive director of the Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce, delivers a State of the Chamber address in January 2020. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Conductor Tigran Arakelyan rehearses Friday night with the Port Townsend Symphony Orchestra before a small live audience at the American Legion Hall. Today the ensemble will give its first public performance since early 2020; the 2 p.m. concert is sold out, but the orchestra plans another one on Dec. 4. Information can be found at PTsymphony.org. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

On with the show

Conductor Tigran Arakelyan rehearses Friday night with the Port Townsend Symphony Orchestra before a small live audience at the American Legion Hall. Today the ensemble… Continue reading

Conductor Tigran Arakelyan rehearses Friday night with the Port Townsend Symphony Orchestra before a small live audience at the American Legion Hall. Today the ensemble will give its first public performance since early 2020; the 2 p.m. concert is sold out, but the orchestra plans another one on Dec. 4. Information can be found at PTsymphony.org. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
Educator Carrie Walker works with students in Quilcene at the school garden, one of the locations supported by the Jefferson County Community Wellness Project. The project, which has its dinner-and-a-movie event Thursday, connects local schools, gardens and farms.  photo courtesy Community Wellness Project

Dinner and a movie to benefit wellness project

Project aims to provide youngsters locally grown food

Educator Carrie Walker works with students in Quilcene at the school garden, one of the locations supported by the Jefferson County Community Wellness Project. The project, which has its dinner-and-a-movie event Thursday, connects local schools, gardens and farms.  photo courtesy Community Wellness Project

EYE ON JEFFERSON: County grant to PDA under consideration

The Jefferson County commissioners will consider a grant rather than a loan to the Fort Worden Public Development Authority at a meeting that will begin… Continue reading

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Vehicular homicide trial date set

Former director of maritime center died of injuries

Woodworking group to meet Tuesday via Zoom

Strait Turners, a local woodturners group, will meet at noon Tuesday via Zoom. Mike Nathal of Ohio will demonstrate five ways to turn… Continue reading

A group of friends on a walk at Fort Worden State Park on Thursday hold their ears to muffle the loud siren noise from the tsunami warning device going off during the Great ShakeOut drill. Friends, family and co-workers were supposed to practice movements to drop, cover and hold on to build muscle memory to be prepared for an earthquake. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Great ShakeOut

Steve Mullensky For Peninsula Daily News A group of friends on a walk at Fort Worden State Park on Thursday hold their ears to muffle… Continue reading

A group of friends on a walk at Fort Worden State Park on Thursday hold their ears to muffle the loud siren noise from the tsunami warning device going off during the Great ShakeOut drill. Friends, family and co-workers were supposed to practice movements to drop, cover and hold on to build muscle memory to be prepared for an earthquake. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Oregon man dies of injuries after Oct. 14 wreck

An Oregon man who wrecked his car on U.S. Highway 101 near Quilcene on Oct. 14 has died of his injuries. The State… Continue reading

Oboist Anne Krabill will appear tonight and Sunday with the Port Townsend Symphony Orchestra.  photo by Deja Webster
Oboist Anne Krabill will appear tonight and Sunday with the Port Townsend Symphony Orchestra.  photo by Deja Webster
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Search continues for county administrator

County’s top choice pulls out of negotiations

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ShrimpFest planning meeting today

A planning meeting for volunteers who want to help with the 2022 ShrimpFest in Brinnon is set for 6:30 p.m.… Continue reading