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Sequim couple has a knack for the arts in variety of settings
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
The performers range in age from 7 to 87, but they all have one love: traditional music making.
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.
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.
The words are simple, the songs short, but repetition builds to beauty in local observances of a service that has become increasingly popular worldwide.