Conor Dowley

Jerome Wright, left, leads the Peninsula Singers in a rehearsal at Trinity United Methodist Church on Oct. 17. The Singers are preparing for their annual fall concert, with shows on Nov. 23 & 24, but are still recruiting more singers for all sections in the area who can read music. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

Peninsula Singers looking for tenors

With fall concert approaching, more Singers needed

Jerome Wright, left, leads the Peninsula Singers in a rehearsal at Trinity United Methodist Church on Oct. 17. The Singers are preparing for their annual fall concert, with shows on Nov. 23 & 24, but are still recruiting more singers for all sections in the area who can read music. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

Rainshadow Cafe open mic brings together Sequim performers

Musicians and other performers pack cafe every Thursday

Sequim School Board considering retaining interim superintendent Clark

The interim superintendent has “impressed” the Sequim school board

Sophomore Connor Bear, pictured during a Sept. 26 match against North Kingston, impressed with a 2-1 personal record over the past week. Bear is one of the players that head coach Mark Textor has praised several times this season for his continued and significant development. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

Boys tennis: Young Wolves continue to impress

A 2-1 week shows continued develoment

Sophomore Connor Bear, pictured during a Sept. 26 match against North Kingston, impressed with a 2-1 personal record over the past week. Bear is one of the players that head coach Mark Textor has praised several times this season for his continued and significant development. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley
Cedar Greens general operations manager Mike Smith, left, speaks with two attendees of the grand opening for the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe’s new cannabis dispensary store. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

Cedar Greens opens its doors

New Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe cannabis dispensary store celebrates grand opening

Cedar Greens general operations manager Mike Smith, left, speaks with two attendees of the grand opening for the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe’s new cannabis dispensary store. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley
Sequim public works department resource manager Ann Soule, second from left, talks to the crowd after Eric Smith, left, and Walter Wielbicki, third from left, officially started charging their cars as the first two customers of the city’s new electric vehicle charging station at the old PUD substation at 410 E. Washington St. on Oct. 11. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

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Sequim public works department resource manager Ann Soule, second from left, talks to the crowd after Eric Smith, left, and Walter Wielbicki, third from left, officially started charging their cars as the first two customers of the city’s new electric vehicle charging station at the old PUD substation at 410 E. Washington St. on Oct. 11. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley
Sequim junior wide receiver Michael Young celebrates as he crosses the goal line to score a touchdown on the Wolves’ first drive of the game against the Olympic Trojans on Oct. 11. Sequim would go on to win the game 37-14, with Young adding a second receiving touchdown and a key interception on defense. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

Football: Wolves stun high-flying Olympic

Young Wolves upset Olympic League leaders 37-14

Sequim junior wide receiver Michael Young celebrates as he crosses the goal line to score a touchdown on the Wolves’ first drive of the game against the Olympic Trojans on Oct. 11. Sequim would go on to win the game 37-14, with Young adding a second receiving touchdown and a key interception on defense. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley
Sequim Wolves goalkeeper Olivia Hare (right, 1) strides forward after collecting the ball in front of goal early in the first half of their win against Port Angeles on Oct. 8. Hare made several big saves during regulation, then stopped all three penalties she faced from the Roughriders in the tiebreaking shootout to secure a big win for the Wolves and the first loss of the season for PA. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

Girls soccer: Wolves upset PA, stay in playoff contention

Sequim handed Port Angeles their first loss of the season before beating Bremerton

Sequim Wolves goalkeeper Olivia Hare (right, 1) strides forward after collecting the ball in front of goal early in the first half of their win against Port Angeles on Oct. 8. Hare made several big saves during regulation, then stopped all three penalties she faced from the Roughriders in the tiebreaking shootout to secure a big win for the Wolves and the first loss of the season for PA. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley
Officer Kindryn Leiter approaches Sequim Middle School during the Criminal Mass Casualty Incident drill on Sept. 28. Officers participating in the drill were not told of the exact location or situation of the incident within the school other than what would naturally come over dispatch, so as to force then to approach it with the kind of tactical thinking they’d employ in a live situation. Officers were also carrying training weapons and were checked before the drill to make sure they didn’t accidentally have live weapons. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

Mass Casualty drill prepares Sequim first responders

A view from the drill that brought a dozen agencies together to face a simulated crisis

Officer Kindryn Leiter approaches Sequim Middle School during the Criminal Mass Casualty Incident drill on Sept. 28. Officers participating in the drill were not told of the exact location or situation of the incident within the school other than what would naturally come over dispatch, so as to force then to approach it with the kind of tactical thinking they’d employ in a live situation. Officers were also carrying training weapons and were checked before the drill to make sure they didn’t accidentally have live weapons. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley
Interim Sequim School District superintendent Rob Clark, right, addresses the audience before swearing in Larry Jeffryes, left, to fill the previously vacant Director District 1 seat on the school board on Oct. 7. Jeffryes was selected to fill the seat in the Sept. 23 board meeting, and is running unopposed for that seat in the Nov. 5 general election. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

Sequim School Board hears SMS drill report, adds director

Jeffryes sworn into vacant seat before hearing Criminal Mass Casualty Incident drill report

Interim Sequim School District superintendent Rob Clark, right, addresses the audience before swearing in Larry Jeffryes, left, to fill the previously vacant Director District 1 seat on the school board on Oct. 7. Jeffryes was selected to fill the seat in the Sept. 23 board meeting, and is running unopposed for that seat in the Nov. 5 general election. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

Football: Wolves romp to 44-14 Homecoming win

Buccaneers strike first, but Sequim scored six straight touchdowns to secure big win

Senior forward Eden Johnson (second from right, no. 9) celebrates with her teammates after scoring Sequim’s second goal of a 5-0 win over Kingston on Oct. 3. Hanna Wagner (left, no. 14) also scored a goal on the night, and nearly scored three more on an impressive night for the sophomore forward. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

Girls soccer: Wolves romp over Kingston, stagger to Bulldogs

A split week in league results still has Sequim’s girls soccer team looking up

Senior forward Eden Johnson (second from right, no. 9) celebrates with her teammates after scoring Sequim’s second goal of a 5-0 win over Kingston on Oct. 3. Hanna Wagner (left, no. 14) also scored a goal on the night, and nearly scored three more on an impressive night for the sophomore forward. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

Lehman Market murals re-emerge

Museum and Arts Center working to distribute murals depicting history, heritage of Sequim

Sequim’s Henry Hughes serves against Port Angeles’ Wyatt Hall and Milo Whitman in his No. 1 doubles match alongside Dustan Koch on Oct. 2. Hughes and Koch would win the point, but ultimately lost the match. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

Tennis: Wolves sweep Bulldogs, fall short vs. Riders

Sequim’s boys tennis team beat North Mason before losing closely to league-best Port Angeles

Sequim’s Henry Hughes serves against Port Angeles’ Wyatt Hall and Milo Whitman in his No. 1 doubles match alongside Dustan Koch on Oct. 2. Hughes and Koch would win the point, but ultimately lost the match. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley
Mark Schwartz, host of Williams Manor and organizer of Applestock, poses in front of the manor with some of the apples from the orchard on the property in 2018. Sequim Gazette file photo

Applestock brings cider, music to celebrate fall

Benefit event is supporting the Salvation Army this year

Mark Schwartz, host of Williams Manor and organizer of Applestock, poses in front of the manor with some of the apples from the orchard on the property in 2018. Sequim Gazette file photo
Kristina Mingoy runs down the wing early in the first half.

Wolves soccer falls short in penalty shootout

Sequim lose to North Kitsap in tiebreaker after hard-fought match

Kristina Mingoy runs down the wing early in the first half.
Nico Zingaro returns a serve in the second set of his match against North Kitsap’s Chris Schuchart on Sept. 25, which he would win 6-2 to win the match. Zingaro was Sequim’s only undefeated player on the week, not dropping a single set in three matches. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

Young Wolves tennis team shows progress

Sequim plays well against two top teams, sweeps Olympic

Nico Zingaro returns a serve in the second set of his match against North Kitsap’s Chris Schuchart on Sept. 25, which he would win 6-2 to win the match. Zingaro was Sequim’s only undefeated player on the week, not dropping a single set in three matches. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

Boys tennis: Young Sequim team scores strong start

Wolves’ boys earn 3-1 start to season

Sequim’s Eden Johnson, left, vies for the ball with Bremerton’s Neveah Jackman in an Olympic League match on Sept. 17. Sequim won, 4-1. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Girls soccer: Wolves earn split in tough week of competition

A big win over Bremerton was tempered by a heavy loss to Olympic

Sequim’s Eden Johnson, left, vies for the ball with Bremerton’s Neveah Jackman in an Olympic League match on Sept. 17. Sequim won, 4-1. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell
Larry Jeffryes responds to questions from interim superintendent Rob Clark in an interview to fill the vacant District 1 seat on the Sequim School District board of directors. Jeffryes was selected by the board to fill that seat later in the night, with the vote being a unanimous yes from the four current board members. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

Jeffryes selected to fill vacant school board seat

Unopposed candidate in general election selected after public interview with the board

Larry Jeffryes responds to questions from interim superintendent Rob Clark in an interview to fill the vacant District 1 seat on the Sequim School District board of directors. Jeffryes was selected by the board to fill that seat later in the night, with the vote being a unanimous yes from the four current board members. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley