Matthew Nash

Volunteer EMT calls it a career at 43 years

Crecelius is Fire District 3’s longest tenured volunteer, former chief says

Ian Thill stands near his Eagle Scout project last year where he restored a shed and installed a bench in Pioneer Memorial Park. Sequim Gazette file photo by Conor Dowley

Eagle Scout’s bench stolen from Memorial Park

Sequim Police are investigating a missing part of a stone bench from the Pioneer Memorial Park, 387 E. Washington St., built by Ian Thill for… Continue reading

Ian Thill stands near his Eagle Scout project last year where he restored a shed and installed a bench in Pioneer Memorial Park. Sequim Gazette file photo by Conor Dowley
Cherie “Cher” Estes, 69, served as a nurse at Olympic Medical Center for 32 years and with Assured Hospice of Clallam and Jefferson County for more than two years prior to her death. She was so dedicated to patients, she visited one 12 days before her death. Submitted photo

Nurse remembered for dedication, love of family and patients

Assured Hospice’s foundation helps with Estes’ care

Cherie “Cher” Estes, 69, served as a nurse at Olympic Medical Center for 32 years and with Assured Hospice of Clallam and Jefferson County for more than two years prior to her death. She was so dedicated to patients, she visited one 12 days before her death. Submitted photo

Sequim police say call load down during COVID-19

Since protocols went into place due to the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak, Sequim Police officers report their call loads and infractions have gone down in… Continue reading

Sequim High School agriculture teachers, from left, Bill McFarlen, Lynette Jenné, and Steve Mahitka, along with Emily Westcott, flower basket coordinator, stand in the City of Sequim’s greenhouse where more than 130 flower baskets await going on Washington Street on June 1. Basket sponsorship supports the high school’s plant sale and the downtown Christmas lights program. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

SHS students, staff finish flower baskets despite school closure

Sponsors sought to support plant sale, Christmas lights programs

Sequim High School agriculture teachers, from left, Bill McFarlen, Lynette Jenné, and Steve Mahitka, along with Emily Westcott, flower basket coordinator, stand in the City of Sequim’s greenhouse where more than 130 flower baskets await going on Washington Street on June 1. Basket sponsorship supports the high school’s plant sale and the downtown Christmas lights program. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash
Nurses at Avamere Olympic Rehabilitation of Sequim, from left, Lynda Lyons, CNA; A.J. Henning, CNA; and Jo Talbot, RN; show masks and gowns made by members of Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Club. In total, club members made more than 4,500 face masks for community health workers. Photo courtesy of Avamere/Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Club

Sunbonnet Sue Quilt club makes more than 4,500 face masks for health workers

Many hands may make light work, and with the right hands they can make quality stitch work. In the past two months, members of the… Continue reading

Nurses at Avamere Olympic Rehabilitation of Sequim, from left, Lynda Lyons, CNA; A.J. Henning, CNA; and Jo Talbot, RN; show masks and gowns made by members of Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Club. In total, club members made more than 4,500 face masks for community health workers. Photo courtesy of Avamere/Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Club
Members of Save Our Sequim, including chairman Jodi Wilke, seen here at a rally in October 2019, and Jon Gibson, owner of Parkwood Manufactured Housing Community seek to halt the application for the medication-assisted treatment (MAT) facility from moving forward with a May lawsuit through Clallam County Superior Court. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Lawsuit against City of Sequim looks to halt MAT

Save Our Sequim, Parkwood owner file jointly in Clallam Superior Court

Members of Save Our Sequim, including chairman Jodi Wilke, seen here at a rally in October 2019, and Jon Gibson, owner of Parkwood Manufactured Housing Community seek to halt the application for the medication-assisted treatment (MAT) facility from moving forward with a May lawsuit through Clallam County Superior Court. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash
For every $20 gift basket purchased for local healthcare workers, owners of Cedarbrook Lavender Farm will add up to $10 in extra products and deliver the bags. Photo courtesy of Cedarbrook Lavender Farm

Cedarbrook Lavender seeks support for healthcare workers

Cedarbrook Lavender Farm, 120 W. Washington St., looks to thank local healthcare professionals with a lavender gift bag. Local supporters can pay $20 for a… Continue reading

For every $20 gift basket purchased for local healthcare workers, owners of Cedarbrook Lavender Farm will add up to $10 in extra products and deliver the bags. Photo courtesy of Cedarbrook Lavender Farm

City approves tribe’s MAT clinic application

Appeals accepted on decision through June 5

On May 1, Sequim First Federal branch managers, Lorie Fazio, Sequim Village Marketplace, left, and Anna Ellison, Sequim Avenue, right, donated $10,000 to the Sequim Food Bank with Executive Director Andra Smith accepting the funds. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Milestone: Sequim First Federal branches unite to support Food Bank

Sequim’s First Federal branches united in recent weeks to donate $10,000 to the Sequim Food Bank, 144 W. Alder St. Anna Ellison, branch manager for… Continue reading

On May 1, Sequim First Federal branch managers, Lorie Fazio, Sequim Village Marketplace, left, and Anna Ellison, Sequim Avenue, right, donated $10,000 to the Sequim Food Bank with Executive Director Andra Smith accepting the funds. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash
Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Sequim Botanical Garden hosts hundreds of irises

With some park spaces opening back up to the public in the City of Sequim earlier this month, volunteers with the Sequim Botanical Garden say… Continue reading

Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash
Samantha “Sam” Faber and her brother James “Jimmy” Faber Jr. were victims of a shooting in their Sequim home on May 14. Family and friends remember them as family-oriented and loving people. Photo courtesy of Jim Faber Sr.

Sequim siblings remembered for their love of family

Gofundme started to support funeral, family expenses

Samantha “Sam” Faber and her brother James “Jimmy” Faber Jr. were victims of a shooting in their Sequim home on May 14. Family and friends remember them as family-oriented and loving people. Photo courtesy of Jim Faber Sr.
Assistant Fire Chief Tony Hudson with Clallam County Fire District 3 said firefighters responded twice to this house for fires between May 12-13. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Agnew home catches fire twice

An Agnew-area house caught fire twice, on May 12 and 13, with the second blaze engulfing the home, Fire DIstrict 3 officials report. Assistant Fire… Continue reading

Assistant Fire Chief Tony Hudson with Clallam County Fire District 3 said firefighters responded twice to this house for fires between May 12-13. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash
Ava Santana makes a bundle of lavender with her mom Morgan Santana of Gig Harbor at Olympic Lavender Farm in July last year. Many lavender farms look to reopen in June but await Clallam County moving to Phase 2 under the governor’s orders. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Lavender farmers look to open in June with some provisions

Festival’s Street Fair cancelled for 2020, farms to continue on

Ava Santana makes a bundle of lavender with her mom Morgan Santana of Gig Harbor at Olympic Lavender Farm in July last year. Many lavender farms look to reopen in June but await Clallam County moving to Phase 2 under the governor’s orders. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash
Local nonprofits that bring in tourists like the Sequim Irrigation Festival for events like its Strongman Competition, seen here in 2016, can apply for a new grant to help with some expenses during the COVID-19 pandemic through the City of Sequim. Applications end June 1. Sequim Gazette file photo by Michael Dashiell
Local nonprofits that bring in tourists like the Sequim Irrigation Festival for events like its Strongman Competition, seen here in 2016, can apply for a new grant to help with some expenses during the COVID-19 pandemic through the City of Sequim. Applications end June 1. Sequim Gazette file photo by Michael Dashiell

Fire District 3 adds six firefighters to roll call

All new hires born or raised on Olympic Peninsula

Konnor Parrish, an intern with Swinerton construction, moves wall reinforcing steel at the construction site of the new hotel at 7 Cedars Resort Casino Hotel in June 2019. Plans to hold a soft opening for 7 Cedars Casino’s new hotel set for this spring have been postponed. File photo by Jesse Major/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Jamestown’s new resort’s soft opening moved to August

7 Cedars Casino remains closed

Konnor Parrish, an intern with Swinerton construction, moves wall reinforcing steel at the construction site of the new hotel at 7 Cedars Resort Casino Hotel in June 2019. Plans to hold a soft opening for 7 Cedars Casino’s new hotel set for this spring have been postponed. File photo by Jesse Major/Olympic Peninsula News Group
This August, the Sequim Valley Airport in the Carlsborg area would have hosted the Olympic Peninsula Air Affaire and Fly-In for the eighth year. However, organizers cancelled this year’s event due to concerns about obtaining enough sponsors to make it viable, so they’ve postponed it to 2021. Sequim Gazette file photo by Matthew Nash

Air Affaire organizers cancel 2020 event, plan return in 2021

Balloonist concerned about future flights

This August, the Sequim Valley Airport in the Carlsborg area would have hosted the Olympic Peninsula Air Affaire and Fly-In for the eighth year. However, organizers cancelled this year’s event due to concerns about obtaining enough sponsors to make it viable, so they’ve postponed it to 2021. Sequim Gazette file photo by Matthew Nash

Adopt a Sequim High Senior project continues in wake of COVID-19

Graduates-to-be hopeful for celebration

Black Bear Diner seeks donations for Food Bank

The Black Bear Diner Sequim, 1471 E Washington St., seeks donations for the Sequim Food Bank, which will be converted into gift cards for the… Continue reading