Jefferson County

Applicants sought for youth awards

The Rotary Club of East Jefferson County is seeking high school students interested in attending the 2022 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards. The… Continue reading

Hospitalizations from COVID-19 growing on Peninsula

A growing number of hospitalizations from COVID-19 on the North Olympic Peninsula is causing concern for the region’s health officer, as the hospitals could be… Continue reading

Rachel Hill, the e-commerce lead for the Port Townsend Safeway, cuts the ribbon during the store's "Grand Reopening" on Wednesday while surrounded by current and retired employees of the store. Hill has worked for the Port Townsend grocery store for 32 years. 
The reopening is celebrating the completion of a four-month remodel for the store that began after the Fourth of July. The remodel brought in new refrigeration units, display windows for the departments like the deli and meat/seafood, new paint and a new "Ready? Go" section of pre-cooked meals. (Zach Jablonski/Peninsula Daily News)

Port Townsend Safeway celebrates remodel

Rachel Hill, the e-commerce lead for the Port Townsend Safeway, cuts the ribbon during the store’s “Grand Reopening” on Wednesday while surrounded by current and… Continue reading

Rachel Hill, the e-commerce lead for the Port Townsend Safeway, cuts the ribbon during the store's "Grand Reopening" on Wednesday while surrounded by current and retired employees of the store. Hill has worked for the Port Townsend grocery store for 32 years. 
The reopening is celebrating the completion of a four-month remodel for the store that began after the Fourth of July. The remodel brought in new refrigeration units, display windows for the departments like the deli and meat/seafood, new paint and a new "Ready? Go" section of pre-cooked meals. (Zach Jablonski/Peninsula Daily News)
The “Purple Fairy,” constructed by Mia Mann’s third-grade class at Quilcene School, was among the winners of last year’s Scarecrow Contest at Quilcene’s Worthington Park. Signups for this November’s competition are underway now. (Worthington Park)

Registration now open for Quilcene Scarecrow Contest

Entries will be in general, expert judging categories

The “Purple Fairy,” constructed by Mia Mann’s third-grade class at Quilcene School, was among the winners of last year’s Scarecrow Contest at Quilcene’s Worthington Park. Signups for this November’s competition are underway now. (Worthington Park)
Andre the harbor seal was released back into the wild Wednesday afternoon on the beach at Fort Flagler State Park after being rehabilitated by the Sealife Response, Rehabilitation & Research (SR3) team. Patrick Hutchins, community engagement coordinator for SR3, and Holly Weinstein, marine stewardship educator and AmeriCorps member for the Port Townsend Marine Science Center, helped guide Andre into the water. (Zach Jablonski/Peninsula Daily News)

Rehabilitated harbor seal returned to the sea

Injured, emaciated pup healed before Fort Flagler release

Andre the harbor seal was released back into the wild Wednesday afternoon on the beach at Fort Flagler State Park after being rehabilitated by the Sealife Response, Rehabilitation & Research (SR3) team. Patrick Hutchins, community engagement coordinator for SR3, and Holly Weinstein, marine stewardship educator and AmeriCorps member for the Port Townsend Marine Science Center, helped guide Andre into the water. (Zach Jablonski/Peninsula Daily News)

Man hangs himself outside hospital

Man found hanging from tree behind Jefferson Healthcare

Officials brace for sixth wave of COVID-19

Effects could be mitigated with proper precautions

Peninsula man sentenced for child rape

Port Townsend man had taken child to Canada

Port Townsend residents Corbin Meyers, 5, and his mother Laura enjoy the Mountain View Pool in Port Townsend on Tuesday morning. The pool reopened to the public on Monday. (Zach Jablonski/Peninsula Daily News)

Port Townsend pool reopens under YMCA management

Fours hour a day Monday through Friday

Port Townsend residents Corbin Meyers, 5, and his mother Laura enjoy the Mountain View Pool in Port Townsend on Tuesday morning. The pool reopened to the public on Monday. (Zach Jablonski/Peninsula Daily News)
Tom Melancon

Singer-songwriter slated for Candlelight Concert Online

An evening of original songs is in store Thursday as Tom Melancon, a singer-songwriter from Seattle, appears in the next Trinity United… Continue reading

Tom Melancon
Volunteer nurse Karen Easterly-Behrens of Port Ludlow, left, talks with Eliana Rose of Port Townsend at Saturday’s Pfizer booster clinic at Quilcene School. The county Department of Emergency Management worked with dozens of volunteers to organize the clinic. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Long-term care facility resident dies of COVID-19

Woman in her 90s was in vulnerable population, health officer says

Volunteer nurse Karen Easterly-Behrens of Port Ludlow, left, talks with Eliana Rose of Port Townsend at Saturday’s Pfizer booster clinic at Quilcene School. The county Department of Emergency Management worked with dozens of volunteers to organize the clinic. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
The Grazer, Gazer and Goose by Larry Davidson is part of the Port Ludlow Art League's group show.

Forest Treasures new group show for Port Ludlow Art League

The Bay Club hosts a new group art exhibit sponsored by the Port Ludlow Art League every two months. The theme for… Continue reading

The Grazer, Gazer and Goose by Larry Davidson is part of the Port Ludlow Art League's group show.
Kayleen McDonald of the Sequim unit of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula delivers bagged lunches to a waiting car as unit director Tessa Jackson, left, looks on during a drive-thru Halloween in front of the organization’s Sequim facility last year. Besides lunch bags, trick-or-treaters were offered hats, treats and coloring books. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Halloween to be celebrated on Peninsula

Events planned in Port Townsend, Sequim, Port Angeles, Joyce and Forks

Kayleen McDonald of the Sequim unit of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Olympic Peninsula delivers bagged lunches to a waiting car as unit director Tessa Jackson, left, looks on during a drive-thru Halloween in front of the organization’s Sequim facility last year. Besides lunch bags, trick-or-treaters were offered hats, treats and coloring books. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Port Townsend Library to host astronomy lecture on Zoom

Frank Petrie will present “Introduction to Astronomy and Telescopes” at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Petrie’s lecture, sponsored by the Port Townsend Public Library,… Continue reading

Discussion series on Supreme Court wraps Thursday

Nils Pederson and Joyce Francis will finish up their four-part series, “The Supreme Court of the United States,” from 6 p.m. to… Continue reading

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