Matthew Nash

‘Mary Poppins JR’ sets stage for OPA’s biggest show yet

Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s ‘Mary Poppins JR.’ Presented by Olympic Peninsula Academy In conjunction with Music Theatre International Showtimes: 7 p.m. Friday, June 1, 1:30… Continue reading

Community pours support onto revived fountain in Pioneer Memorial Park

Community members gathered to celebrate water running once again over the top of Pioneer Memorial Park’s fountain. More than 50 people attended the Sequim-Dungeness Valley… Continue reading

Expanding primary care access top priority as OMC expands

While bringing an emergency medical facility to Sequim may remain a priority for the City of Sequim and Clallam County Fire District 3, Olympic Medical… Continue reading

Sequim City Councilors may consider plastic bag ban this year

Following Port Angeles City Council’s decision to ban carry-out plastic bags last month, Sequim City Councilors may opt to do the same sometime this year.… Continue reading

Sequim finishes third as ‘Best Small Town for Shopping’ in USA Today contest

Can’t win them all, or at least two national contests in a row. USA Today announced last week its 10Best winners for “Best Small Town… Continue reading

Volunteers needed for Service Fest set for June 4-15

With sizable projects ready in-waiting, organizers of Sequim’s Service Fest look to continue building community support for the two-week volunteer effort this June. As a… Continue reading

Irrigation Festival organizers say attendance set records at parade, car show

Just like the sun, Sequim turned out for the Irrigation Festival’s Grand Finale Weekend. Organizers for the festival’s 123rd year say last weekend’s festivities on… Continue reading

Marathon team seeks support for new wells in Nicaragua

One local group looks to run and walk its way to ensure those in need have clean, safe drinking water. Team Living Water, led by… Continue reading

Pam Leonard-Ray, right, announced on May 14 that the May 29 Sequim city council meeting will be her last before she moves to Carson City, Nev. to help her parents starting in June. Leonard-Ray said she’s “proud I brought a different perspective and that I questioned things” as a city councilor. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Sequim city councilor Leonard-Ray announces resignation

Sequim City Councilor Pam Leonard-Ray announced on Monday she’s putting family first and stepping down from office effective later this month. Her plan, she told… Continue reading

Pam Leonard-Ray, right, announced on May 14 that the May 29 Sequim city council meeting will be her last before she moves to Carson City, Nev. to help her parents starting in June. Leonard-Ray said she’s “proud I brought a different perspective and that I questioned things” as a city councilor. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Sequim marijuana store burglarized

A Port Angeles teen faces possible jail time and fines after he and two minors allegedly burglarized Nature’s Gifts, a marijuana dispensary, at 755 W.… Continue reading

Sunrise Rotary partners with teens to raise $30k for local causes at annual dinner

Last month, Sequim Sunrise Rotary’s event “Today’s Youth, Tomorrow’s Future” was a hit among Rotarians and local teens. The silent and live auction on April… Continue reading

Community News Briefs — May 9, 2018

Community Aid hosts McTakeover Wednesday Sequim Community Aid hosts a McTakeover from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, at the Sequim McDonald’s, 107 S. Seventh Ave.,… Continue reading

Hunt for invasive green crab catches 22 in Dungeness in first month

More than a month in, and local resource managers are back on the hunt for European green crab. Last year, the invasive species, considered one… Continue reading

A Grand Finale to 123 years of irrigation

Following a smooth first weekend, organizers of the 123rd Sequim Irrigation Festival plan to finish with a Grand Finale. Events run Thursday-Sunday, May 10-13, with… Continue reading

Buhler plays St. Luke’s final Music Live of season

Editor’s Note: Al Harris will now accompany Buhler on piano for the show. Sequim saxophonist Craig Buhler returns to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 525 N.… Continue reading

Irrigation Festival profile: Honorary Pioneer Ross Hamilton

Editor’s note: this is the fifth profile of Sequim Irrigation Festival pioneers for the 123rd festival, which ends May 13. See all of the pioneers… Continue reading

Sequim remains No. 3 in ‘Best Small Town for Shopping’ contest

With less than a week remaining in USA Today’s 10Best Awards’ online contest for the “Best Small Town for Shopping,” Sequim remains at No. 3… Continue reading

Still rolling at 30: A history of the Irrigation Festival’s Logging Show

Thirty one years ago, the Grand Parade once marked the end of the Sequim Irrigation Festival. Gone was the Demolition Derby due to expenses and… Continue reading

At 123, Irrigation Festival still going strong

The streak as Washington’s longest running festival continues this weekend as the Sequim Irrigation Festival begins its 123rd year on May 4. The two weekend… Continue reading

Button designer follows family tradition for festival

Following in the footsteps of her sister Jessica, Helen Haller Elementary fifth-grader Sara German, 11, won the Sequim Irrigation Festival’s button design contest, too. She’s… Continue reading