Matthew Nash

First time for Everything: A lavender picking we will go

Wearing the only purple item I own and plenty of sunscreen, I fully embraced the culture of Sequim lavender for the first time this past weekend.

The art of finding, crafting driftwood

Olympic Driftwood Sculptors look to double attendance at lavender show

A local history, through needleturn

Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Club pieces together success and friendship

Sequim Arts Studio Tour taking a hiatus

After seven years and its biggest showing for participating artists, the Sequim Arts Studio Tour is taking a summer off, maybe longer.

Random Questions: Paula Barnes

This week saw the retirement of Paula Barnes, the North Olympic Library System’s executive director for the past seven years. She wrapped up a 45-year career in libraries. She moved to Sequim with her husband Aaron Barnes, a retired NASA astrophysicist, in 2006.

Sequim rises up for ‘Les Mis’ shows

Stage adaptation of Hugo’s novel comes Lavender Weekend

Sherlock’s send-off

One last go for sleuth in Sequim as OTA stages ‘Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure’

Locals discuss Guy Cole potential

To make a conference center or convention center remains one of many discussions about the revitalization effort at the Guy Cole Mini-Convention Center inside Carrie Blake Park.

Smithson, SHS girls golf coach, steps down

Eight seasons, five Olympic League titles and three top-10 state finishes later, Garrett Smithson is taking some time off from his duties as Sequim High School’s girls golf coach.

Reporter’s Notebook: The first time for ‘a little off the top’

The Sequim Gazette newsroom staff revamps the series, “First Time for Everything.” We’ll be the ones taking on new adventures and experiences through the summer-long series.

Random Questions: Paul Jendrucko, aka ‘Dr. Lavender’

Paul Jendrucko, aka Dr. Lavender, has been a part of the Sequim Lavender Festival with the Sequim Lavender Company that he owns with his wife, Mary, since 1999.

Merchants seeks city support promoting Downtown Sequim

In an effort to promote downtown Sequim more fully, a group of merchants and residents asked for a contract Monday night with the City of Sequim to open up Centennial Place at the corner of Washington Street and Sequim Avenue and support some expenditures for special events.

Two-thirds of legislative candidate pool spar in debate

If there’s one thing to separate Republican Thomas Greisamer of Moclips from incumbent Steve Tharinger, a Democrat state representative for District 24, is his stance on no new taxes, he said.

Sequim PD cars arrive in force

Earlier this month, the Sequim Police Department’s three new 2014 Ford Interceptor SUVs arrived ready for action.

Dog missing, faith found

Without warning, two animals changed Sequim resident Jennifer Frey’s life forever.

Convention Center upgrade still in works

Nearly 2 1/2 years after announcing an effort to revitalize the Guy Cole Convention Center in Carrie Blake Park, volunteers say they still are pushing forward.

OTA announces 2014-15 season

The works of Neil Simon, Steve Martin and more will make their mark in the coming year at Sequim’s Olympic Theatre Arts, 414 N. Sequim Ave.

Locals celebrate 200 years of our national anthem

To commemorate the 200th anniversary of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” locals gathered at the corner of Bank of America Park to sing the U.S.’s national anthem by Francis Scott Key on Flag Day, June 14.

Playfields organizers seek second phase

Dungeness Cup expecting up to 100 teams for third annual August tournament

A Gilbert & Sullivan showdown: ‘Wild West Mikado’ plays at Sequim’s Olympic Theatre Arts

“With a twist” may be a good phrase to sum up Readers Theatre Plus and Peninsula Singers’ latest production of another Gilbert and Sullivan classic.