Conor Dowley

Quilcene musician Kalan Wolfe, who is performing at Sequim’s annual Block Party event on August 2. Photo submitted.

Sequim Block Party announced for August 2

The City of Sequim and the City Arts Advisory Commission invite the public to a Block Party on the Civic Center Plaza, 152 W. Cedar… Continue reading

Quilcene musician Kalan Wolfe, who is performing at Sequim’s annual Block Party event on August 2. Photo submitted.
Pollinators are welcome to Woodcock Demonstration Garden. Photo submitted by WSU Clallam County Extension Master Gardeners

August Woodcock Walkabout is All About Pollinators

The Woodcock Garden is full of color as it welcomes the pollinators of summer. On Thursday, Aug. 1 at 10 a.m., Master Gardener Valarie Bowers… Continue reading

Pollinators are welcome to Woodcock Demonstration Garden. Photo submitted by WSU Clallam County Extension Master Gardeners
Liam Barber, number 58 on the left, cycles with Team USA West ID Talent teammate Dernn Iscan in County Clare, Ireland during a stage race of the Junior Tour of Ireland event in July. Submitted photo

Barber cycles with Team USA in Ireland

SHS senior Liam Barber joined Team USA in the Junior Tour of Ireland

Liam Barber, number 58 on the left, cycles with Team USA West ID Talent teammate Dernn Iscan in County Clare, Ireland during a stage race of the Junior Tour of Ireland event in July. Submitted photo

Boat launch at Sequim Bay State Park closed until late fall

Boaters, visitors advised to plan ahead

The Boys & Girls Club Junior Rangers pose with Club staff, volunteers and Olympic National Park rangers in front of the uprooted stump of a fallen tree in the Hoh Rain Forest. Submitted photo

Boys & Girls Club: Schools out, we’re in — Week 4

Last week was a wild one! We had many irons in the fire that are outside of our everyday mission. We started the week in… Continue reading

The Boys & Girls Club Junior Rangers pose with Club staff, volunteers and Olympic National Park rangers in front of the uprooted stump of a fallen tree in the Hoh Rain Forest. Submitted photo
Follow-up: Man who nearly drowned on the Fourth of July shares his rescue story

Follow-up: Man who nearly drowned on the Fourth of July shares his rescue story

“I’ve run the Relay for Life. This was a relay for my life.”

Follow-up: Man who nearly drowned on the Fourth of July shares his rescue story
The League of British Women pose together at their most recent High Tea event, where they shot pictures for the Lavender Girls Calendar they’re creating. Photo submitted

League of British Women make Lavender Girls Calendar

28 years ago, the League of British Women was founded in Sequim as a social club for area women who were born in the British… Continue reading

The League of British Women pose together at their most recent High Tea event, where they shot pictures for the Lavender Girls Calendar they’re creating. Photo submitted
Brianne Moores of Moores Blind Cleaning stands with her company’s ultrasonic blind cleaning machine. The eight-foot long machine can work with multiple sets of blinds at a time, and cleans them thoroughly using a combination of a mild cleaning solution and ultrasonic waves. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

Local business can get “anything” out of blinds

Moores Blind Cleaning uses ultrasonic technology to great results

Brianne Moores of Moores Blind Cleaning stands with her company’s ultrasonic blind cleaning machine. The eight-foot long machine can work with multiple sets of blinds at a time, and cleans them thoroughly using a combination of a mild cleaning solution and ultrasonic waves. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley
Katelynn Sharpe on her horse Rip It Up after winning a championship in Western Pleasure Walk Jog at the 4-H horse show at the Clallam County Fairgrounds on July 20. Photo submitted.

Neon Riders host 4-H horse show

Last weekend, the Neon Riders 4-H Club hosted a 4-H horse show, both as an individual competition and as preparation for the 4-H competition coming… Continue reading

Katelynn Sharpe on her horse Rip It Up after winning a championship in Western Pleasure Walk Jog at the 4-H horse show at the Clallam County Fairgrounds on July 20. Photo submitted.
Contributing artists (L-R): Priscilla Patterson, Debbie Harding, Jim Bradrick, Gail McLain, Suzan Noyes. Submitted photo

OTA’s new season begins with collaboration

Olympic Theatre Arts’ 2019-20 season opens this September with a continued spirit of collaboration in the community. This season features biting comedies taking a poke… Continue reading

Contributing artists (L-R): Priscilla Patterson, Debbie Harding, Jim Bradrick, Gail McLain, Suzan Noyes. Submitted photo
Wilder Junior Baseball Club second baseman Michael Grubb, pictured here playing for Sequim High School in March, “tore it up all weekend” at the American Legion AA Area 1 district tournament according to coach Zac Moore. Grubb and the rest of the Wilder Junior squad will head to the state tournament in Yakima on July 27. Sequim Gazette file photo by Michael Dashiell

Wilder Junior going to state

Sequim’s Michael Grubb, Silas Thomas help lead Wilder Junior to state tournament berth.

Wilder Junior Baseball Club second baseman Michael Grubb, pictured here playing for Sequim High School in March, “tore it up all weekend” at the American Legion AA Area 1 district tournament according to coach Zac Moore. Grubb and the rest of the Wilder Junior squad will head to the state tournament in Yakima on July 27. Sequim Gazette file photo by Michael Dashiell
Above, protesters from Indivisible Sequim and other groups, including people from Port Angeles and Port Townsend, hold up signs against the immigrant detention facilities run by Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and other federal agencies in front of the CBP office in Port Angeles on July 12. By the end of the protest, around 90 people had joined in support. Left, Griffin and Moka Bartch hold a sign asking for federal authorities involved in immigration control to “stop bullying children” and to stop separating families. Sequim Gazette photos by Conor Dowley

Indivisible Sequim stands united against detainment

Local citizens protest migrant detention facilities

Above, protesters from Indivisible Sequim and other groups, including people from Port Angeles and Port Townsend, hold up signs against the immigrant detention facilities run by Customs and Border Protection, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and other federal agencies in front of the CBP office in Port Angeles on July 12. By the end of the protest, around 90 people had joined in support. Left, Griffin and Moka Bartch hold a sign asking for federal authorities involved in immigration control to “stop bullying children” and to stop separating families. Sequim Gazette photos by Conor Dowley

New superintendent says he’s stepping up for Sequim schools

New superintendent sends clear messages of support, intended progress at recent board meetings.

Nicole Patrick, the new Development Manager at the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society. Among her other responsibilities, Patrick will be helping lead a funding campaign to build new offices and a new Kitty City to replace the mobile coaches on the property. Photo submitted by OPHS.

Olympic Peninsula Humane Society Names New Development Manager

Nicole Patrick will help with expansion plans

Nicole Patrick, the new Development Manager at the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society. Among her other responsibilities, Patrick will be helping lead a funding campaign to build new offices and a new Kitty City to replace the mobile coaches on the property. Photo submitted by OPHS.
Anson Ka-lik Sin plays a Scarlatti sonata on the community piano placed in front of US Bank at the corner of Washington Street and Sequim Avenue. A Hong Kong native and former Peninsula College student, Sin still enjoys coming to Sequim to play and perform. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley.

Pianist plays for downtown Sequim

Anson Ka-lik Sin may not be originally from Sequim, but that doesn’t keep him from wanting to make the downtown area sound a little better… Continue reading

Anson Ka-lik Sin plays a Scarlatti sonata on the community piano placed in front of US Bank at the corner of Washington Street and Sequim Avenue. A Hong Kong native and former Peninsula College student, Sin still enjoys coming to Sequim to play and perform. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley.

Project Lifesaver lives up to its name

Sequim PD, sheriffs use program to help find people at risk of wandering and going missing.

Rescue dog Leidi nervously eats some food offered to her by Brad Evans, the shelter manager at the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society. Leidi is one of the 29 Australian Shepherd/Border Collie mixes rescued from a property in Agnew in May after their owner died, with conditions on the property for the dogs described as “awful” by rescuers. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley

Rescued dogs still face long road

There’s been some successes & adoptions for Agnew dogs, but there’s still work to do

Rescue dog Leidi nervously eats some food offered to her by Brad Evans, the shelter manager at the Olympic Peninsula Humane Society. Leidi is one of the 29 Australian Shepherd/Border Collie mixes rescued from a property in Agnew in May after their owner died, with conditions on the property for the dogs described as “awful” by rescuers. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley
Wilder Junior pitcher Silas Thomas throws in the opening inning against Australia White at Port Angeles Volunteer Field on July 3.                                 Keith Thorpe Olympic Peninsula News Group

Thomas, Grubb help Wilder Junior split Yakima tournament

With their district tournament looming, four Sequim natives help lead Wilder Junior.

Wilder Junior pitcher Silas Thomas throws in the opening inning against Australia White at Port Angeles Volunteer Field on July 3.                                 Keith Thorpe Olympic Peninsula News Group
Clint Cawley of the Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation taxis the “Red Stearman” biplane in at the Sequim Valley Airport as retired Air Force veteran Ken Leuthold gives an emphatic thumbs-up. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley.

Veterans get the gift of flight

Ageless Aviation soars with eight Sequim veterans

Clint Cawley of the Ageless Aviation Dreams Foundation taxis the “Red Stearman” biplane in at the Sequim Valley Airport as retired Air Force veteran Ken Leuthold gives an emphatic thumbs-up. Sequim Gazette photo by Conor Dowley.
After falling from this small aluminum dinghy, a man was rescued by John Robert Labbe and his family and Sue Cram and Dick Neil in Dungeness Bay on July 4. The boat also had a small outboard motor that Labbe detached and stowed away to make it safer and easier to transport back to John Wayne Marina. Submitted photo by Dick Neil

Good Samaritans save man from drowning

Two sets of boaters came together to save a man from drowning on the 4th of July.

After falling from this small aluminum dinghy, a man was rescued by John Robert Labbe and his family and Sue Cram and Dick Neil in Dungeness Bay on July 4. The boat also had a small outboard motor that Labbe detached and stowed away to make it safer and easier to transport back to John Wayne Marina. Submitted photo by Dick Neil