Matthew Nash

Brokers seeing summer uptick in Sequim’s real estate

Sequim’s real estate market has trended back to its norm in recent months: high demand with low inventory. Earlier this year, however, the COVID-19 pandemic… Continue reading

Downtown Shell station offers free masks, face shields, gloves

Sequim Shell Station, formerly Kettel’s 76 Car Wash and Deli, at 194 W. Washington St., offers free face masks, face shields and/or gloves for senior… Continue reading

John Johnson’s T-6 airplane is loaded on July 25 aboard the USS Essex for its journey to Pearl Harbor for the 75th commemoration of the end of War War II in the Pacific Ocean in late August. Photo courtesy of Dave Richardson

Local pilots quarantine for journey to WWII anniversary event

Historic plane boards USS Essex in San Diego

John Johnson’s T-6 airplane is loaded on July 25 aboard the USS Essex for its journey to Pearl Harbor for the 75th commemoration of the end of War War II in the Pacific Ocean in late August. Photo courtesy of Dave Richardson
Fireworks could be coming next Independence Day in Sequim depending on proposals tentatively coming to Sequim city councilors. Sequim hosts fireworks each May for the Sequim Irrigation Festival Logging Show, as seen here in 2019. Sequim Gazette file photo by Michael Dashiell

Fireworks possible for Sequim’s Fourth in 2021

Councilors agree to keep drone show with Sunshine Festival

Fireworks could be coming next Independence Day in Sequim depending on proposals tentatively coming to Sequim city councilors. Sequim hosts fireworks each May for the Sequim Irrigation Festival Logging Show, as seen here in 2019. Sequim Gazette file photo by Michael Dashiell

Judge dismisses restraining order case against MAT clinic

Tribe’s own appeal could hold up potential construction

Lavender farmers say weekend was smaller but steady

Many farms to remain open for summer with restrictions in place

Kirk Nelson, construction manager for the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, breaks ground for a virtual meeting to celebrate the beginning of the Dungeness River Audubon Center expansion. Photo by Silas Crews, Story Crane Productions

River Center expansion to begin this summer

Virtual groundbreaking held via partners

Kirk Nelson, construction manager for the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, breaks ground for a virtual meeting to celebrate the beginning of the Dungeness River Audubon Center expansion. Photo by Silas Crews, Story Crane Productions
Sue Nylander draws Jess Ruby of Sequim as the winner of the Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Club’s annual quilt raffle, as Sharon Clayton, club president, on left, and Barbara Davis hold the quilt outside the Sequim Masonic Lodge on July 19. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Sunbonnet Sues raffle quilt to keep tradition going

Sequim woman wins annual prize

Sue Nylander draws Jess Ruby of Sequim as the winner of the Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Club’s annual quilt raffle, as Sharon Clayton, club president, on left, and Barbara Davis hold the quilt outside the Sequim Masonic Lodge on July 19. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash
Shari Roland of Tacoma looks at some soaps during a visit to Lavender Connection’s gift shop. Lavender farms must require visitors and staff to wear masks inside buildings and recommend them in lavender fields, Clallam County health officials say. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

A Lavender Weekend like none before

Farms host visitors with state restrictions in place

Shari Roland of Tacoma looks at some soaps during a visit to Lavender Connection’s gift shop. Lavender farms must require visitors and staff to wear masks inside buildings and recommend them in lavender fields, Clallam County health officials say. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash
Joshua Chrisman, pictured with his girlfriend Ana Hail, finished medical school in May and started his residency in Internal Medicine and Anesthesiology this month. Photo courtesy of Al Chrisman

Chrisman finishes medical school, begins residency

Joshua Chrisman, a 2002 Sequim High School graduate, recently finished medical school at Dell Medical School at the University of Texas in Austin. Chrisman, 36,… Continue reading

Joshua Chrisman, pictured with his girlfriend Ana Hail, finished medical school in May and started his residency in Internal Medicine and Anesthesiology this month. Photo courtesy of Al Chrisman
John Johnson, on left, with his wife Susie and crew chief Dave Richardson, and dog Kona, stand next to John’s T-6 Texan that he and Richardson will travel with on an aircraft to Hawaii and fly to commemorate the end of World War II 75 years ago. Photo courtesy of Kaye Gagnon

Diamond Point pilots to fly for 75th anniversary of WWII’s end

Trip takes them, T6 Texan on naval aircraft to Hawaii

John Johnson, on left, with his wife Susie and crew chief Dave Richardson, and dog Kona, stand next to John’s T-6 Texan that he and Richardson will travel with on an aircraft to Hawaii and fly to commemorate the end of World War II 75 years ago. Photo courtesy of Kaye Gagnon
In June, Susan Bermel presented three quilts from the Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Club to family members at their new new home courtesy of Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County. Bermel made the quilts as part of their Community Quilt program with Ilse Osier and Julie Malone. Photo courtesy of Susan Bermel

Lavender Weekend’s extracurriculars canceled this year

Art shows, live music not allowed under guidelines

In June, Susan Bermel presented three quilts from the Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Club to family members at their new new home courtesy of Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County. Bermel made the quilts as part of their Community Quilt program with Ilse Osier and Julie Malone. Photo courtesy of Susan Bermel

Carlsborg manufactured home goes to hearing examiner again

Kitsap judge reverses, remands some of application

Bailey Bryan, a former Sequim resident, released her newest track “play w/ me” in late June. She’s also performing the song and other new music live via major venues’ Instagram pages throughout the month. Photo courtesy of 300 Entertainment

Former Sequim resident Bailey Bryan goes on Instagram virtual tour

New “play w/ me” single out now

Bailey Bryan, a former Sequim resident, released her newest track “play w/ me” in late June. She’s also performing the song and other new music live via major venues’ Instagram pages throughout the month. Photo courtesy of 300 Entertainment

Lavender farms welcome public safely

Visitors respectful of regulations, farmers say

Lien Trinh, owner of DentureCare Inc., prepares some dentures for patients at her West Spruce Street business. She’s one of many Sequim businesses slated to receive a business grant from the City of Sequim to help during the pandemic. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

City extends COVID-19 business grants another $60K

Recipients share what support means

Lien Trinh, owner of DentureCare Inc., prepares some dentures for patients at her West Spruce Street business. She’s one of many Sequim businesses slated to receive a business grant from the City of Sequim to help during the pandemic. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Clallam’s childcare crunch: Community leaders explore options

Expanding locations, training some of the options discussed

A new playground at the Sequim Boys & Girls Club tentatively finishes this summer as club leaders continue to seek funds for the play structures, a basketball court, turf and more. Plans for a playground date back at least to 2001, club supporters say. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Sequim Boys Girls Club to add its first playground

Leaders hope for summer finish, seek final funds

A new playground at the Sequim Boys & Girls Club tentatively finishes this summer as club leaders continue to seek funds for the play structures, a basketball court, turf and more. Plans for a playground date back at least to 2001, club supporters say. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash
On June 20, JoNell Hill, far left, and Ashley Rosales, far right, presented $100 each on behalf of Stephen and Kim Rosales to recent Sequim High School graduates, from second left, Caden Habner, Kimberly Perez, Abbee Jagger, Gabby Happe, and Brianna Cowan for spending Saturday mornings at the Sequim Food Bank as volunteers. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Sequim High grads honored for food bank service

As a “thank you” for their service at the Sequim Food Bank and to celebrate graduating from high school the night before, five Sequim High… Continue reading

On June 20, JoNell Hill, far left, and Ashley Rosales, far right, presented $100 each on behalf of Stephen and Kim Rosales to recent Sequim High School graduates, from second left, Caden Habner, Kimberly Perez, Abbee Jagger, Gabby Happe, and Brianna Cowan for spending Saturday mornings at the Sequim Food Bank as volunteers. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash
An illuminated drone show on July 4, 2021, remains a possibility but Sequim city councilors likely would need to pay for it with general funds. City staff are also exploring other celebration ideas for next year, too. Photo by Barbara Hanna/City of Sequim

Drone show remains possibility for Independence Day 2021

Sequim city councilors ask staff to explore funding, fireworks options

An illuminated drone show on July 4, 2021, remains a possibility but Sequim city councilors likely would need to pay for it with general funds. City staff are also exploring other celebration ideas for next year, too. Photo by Barbara Hanna/City of Sequim