Jefferson County

PAT NEAL: Sasquatch Days are here

IT’S TIME ONCE again for the third annual Sasquatch Days in Forks this Memorial Day weekend from May 24 to 26. The Sasquatch has haunted… Continue reading

Schola Galante members, from left, Dahti Blanchard, Lee Inman, Miguel Rodé and Douglass Hjelm, will perform “Return to Potsdam” at the Quimper Grange on Saturday.

Schola Galante to perform at Early Music at the Grange

Schola Galante will perform “Return to Potsdam” at 2 p.m. Saturday. The concert is part of the Early Music at the Grange… Continue reading

Schola Galante members, from left, Dahti Blanchard, Lee Inman, Miguel Rodé and Douglass Hjelm, will perform “Return to Potsdam” at the Quimper Grange on Saturday.
Sen. Kevin Van de Wege.

Van de Wege honored as Legislator of Year

The Washington Farm Bureau has recognized state Sen. Kevin Van De Wege, D-Lake Sutherland, as a 2024 Legislator of the Year. The farm… Continue reading

Sen. Kevin Van de Wege.

Fjord Fest to open two-day event on Saturday

The inaugural Fjord Fest, the festival formerly known as ShrimpFest, will return to Brinnon from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.… Continue reading

Jere Canote, left, and Bobbi Nikles will perform fiddle tunes, antique swing, blues and country songs at Candlelight Concerts on Thursday.

Nikles, Canote to perform at Candlelight Concerts series

Bobbi Nikles and Jeri Canote will perform at the Candlelight Concerts series at 7 p.m. Thursday. The series, at Trinity United Methodist… Continue reading

Jere Canote, left, and Bobbi Nikles will perform fiddle tunes, antique swing, blues and country songs at Candlelight Concerts on Thursday.

Palindrome to host Jacobs-Strain, Beach on Friday

David Jacobs-Strain and Bob Beach will perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday. The concert will be at the Palindrome at Eaglemount Cidery, 1893… 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)

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)

A GROWING CONCERN: For garden chores, keep the spring in your step

SO THE DREAM Playground build is going wonderfully. Thank you for those who have come down so far or donated your tools to be used… Continue reading

Photo by Karen Griffiths

Cutline: A fundraiser for WAG and Open starts Today at 11 a.m. with an English and jumping fun show, followed tomorrow with a Western Games show at Kari Payne’s 4-L arena off Blue Mountain Road, 95 S. McCrorie Rd. Port Angeles.  Fox-Bell Farm owner Shelby Vaughan, and her assistants Sophie Feik and Kaia Lestage (holding Marley) will be there to host. Shown is Tatar Trots, 10. a horse Shelby got from OPEN five years ago when he was a feral, unhandled stallion and, now, after castrating and training,  he’s a docile horse who enjoys teaching kids how to ride.

 

(Rescue dog Rocky laying down if he’s shown in photo)

HORSEPLAY: Rescue program gives horses new life

SHELBY VAUGHAN WAS born into the rescue mindset. She grew up on Bainbridge Island on a farm where she said her mom was “huge into… Continue reading

Photo by Karen Griffiths

Cutline: A fundraiser for WAG and Open starts Today at 11 a.m. with an English and jumping fun show, followed tomorrow with a Western Games show at Kari Payne’s 4-L arena off Blue Mountain Road, 95 S. McCrorie Rd. Port Angeles.  Fox-Bell Farm owner Shelby Vaughan, and her assistants Sophie Feik and Kaia Lestage (holding Marley) will be there to host. Shown is Tatar Trots, 10. a horse Shelby got from OPEN five years ago when he was a feral, unhandled stallion and, now, after castrating and training,  he’s a docile horse who enjoys teaching kids how to ride.

 

(Rescue dog Rocky laying down if he’s shown in photo)

Todd Ortloff Show guests this week

Here is this week’s schedule for the 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Todd Ortloff Show on KONP 1450 AM, 101.7 FM in… Continue reading

Work begins on sewer project

Intermittent closures planned in Port Hadlock

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)
Forest bathing guide Ellen Falconer's picture of visitors to the Memory's Vault art installation at Fort Worden is among the photos in a new book. (Ellen Falconer)

‘Memory’s Vault’ to be celebrated by artist, poets

Two events this weekend in Port Townsend

Forest bathing guide Ellen Falconer's picture of visitors to the Memory's Vault art installation at Fort Worden is among the photos in a new book. (Ellen Falconer)
Claire Ragland, left, and Isabel Elena Pérez are two of the artists who will discuss their work in a free talk about the "Lush Language" exhibit on Thursday. (Northwind Art)

Free artist talk to dive into ‘Lush Language’

Aquatint etchings, pastels on black paper, house paint on an old quilt: These are some of the mediums the “Lush Language” artists… Continue reading

Claire Ragland, left, and Isabel Elena Pérez are two of the artists who will discuss their work in a free talk about the "Lush Language" exhibit on Thursday. (Northwind Art)

ISSUES OF FAITH: Be a gracious and hospitable host

NOTICE OUR ROAD traffic is getting busier? Yep. We are beginning our annual influx of visitors. Some will be just coming to escape southern states’… Continue reading

Rhody Fest, plant sales highlight weekend events

The annual Rhody Festival in Port Townsend joins community plays and plant sales this weekend on the North Olympic Peninsula. • The Port Angeles Community Players’… Continue reading

Turns restricted during roundabout construction

Drivers at the intersection of state highways 104 and 19 will not be able to make left turns due to construction of a… Continue reading

Unity in Port Townsend planning for Sunday services

Perry Spring will present the lesson at 11 a.m. Sunday. Spring is the guest speaker at Unity in Port… Continue reading

Bridge closures canceled for May 17, May 18

Hood Canal bridge closures originally scheduled for this weekend have been canceled. Contractor crews working on the center lock mechanism completed this week’s… Continue reading