Joan Worley

Making sweet, sweet music at home, in their hearts

Sequim couple has a knack for the arts in variety of settings

 

Park Perspectives: June Robinson Park

June Robinson Park is one full of organic gardens, and a fitting tribute to June Robinson (1925-2009), who spent her life showing students and city residents that history is a living thing.

 

Parks Perspective: Reflection meets recreation at Carrie Blake

Sequim’s parks reflect what the city has to offer but even more what citizens have given to their community. This series examines the parks, large and small, and the people who made them.

 

Verbatim: Patti McManus Huber

Patti McManus Huber taught desktop publishing at Peninsula College for about 20 years before taking up her full-time duties at Nash’s Farm Store. She recalls her first backpacking trip with her husband.

Verbatim: Jo Chinn

Jo and Steve Chinn were setting up some field exercises for their three flat-coated retrievers — Hissy, Dinah and Flo — as Jo explained that the training couldn’t happen without two frozen birds named Mr. Waddle and Ichabod.

Verbatim: Jerry Fryrear

Jerry and Caecilia Fryrear have been the park hosts at Carrie Blake Park since October. Jerry says by now he knows “at least a hundred dogs, on a first-name basis.”

JFFA selects Sequim artist for poster

Sequim artist Anna Yates created the poster for the 21st annual Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts, which runs Thursday-Monday, May 22-26, in Port Angeles.

Boatbuilder eyes the skies: Frank Wajda makes a bush plane from scratch

The wood frame is Sitka spruce, shipped from Alaska then steam-bent by hand using a home-built steam box. Half-inch aluminum, bent with the aid of only a vice, makes up the engine mounts and the stays for landing gear.

Verbatim: Lauren Holloway

Lauren Holloway, produce manager at Nash’s Farm Store, stopped to tell her story as she shopped the store for healthy snacks to take on her next adventure: a walkabout.

Music springs eternal at fiddlers concert

The performers range in age from 7 to 87, but they all have one love: traditional music making.

Dancer offers tap classes for adults

Tap dance is instant celebration, one that happens every week among Marianne Trowbridge and her adult tap students, who meet Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m. in the Elks Lodge, 143 Port William Road in Sequim.

Sequim City Band extends open invitation

Kicking off its 24th season, the Sequim City Band invites concertgoers to march right up and take a hand in its future. “Marches and More — in March” opens the 2014 season at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 23, at the Sequim High School Auditorium, 601 N. Sequim Ave.

Taizé services: Peace in prayer

The words are simple, the songs short, but repetition builds to beauty in local observances of a service that has become increasingly popular worldwide.