Sequim Gazette Staff

Festival of Trees’ Family Days will be virtual

The Olympic Medical Center Foundation’s Family Days — presented by The Lodge at Sherwood Village, Fifth Avenue Retirement Center and Sherwood Assisted Living — will… Continue reading

First Federal foundation gives $365K to community organizations

Twenty-five nonprofit organizations in Clallam, Jefferson, Kitsap and Whatcom counties will share a total of $365,000 in grant funding as part of First Federal Community… Continue reading


Local artists to offer visions of ‘Light at the End of the Tunnel’

A group of local artists are finding the creative silver linings at the end of a challenging year. The Blue Whole Gallery presents a group… Continue reading


Local nonprofits join forces to launch ClallamGives on GivingTuesday

Dozens of Clallam County charitable organizations look to fundraise and garner support for programs and services on the third annual ClallamGives on GivingTuesday, set for… Continue reading

Local squadron to offer boating course online

The COVID-19 pandemic isn’t keeping locals from helping other from learning more about the basics of boating and improve their skills on the water. The… Continue reading

Sequim chamber, city partner to provide more small business relief funds

The City of Sequim and the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce are again partnering to make available the COVID-19 Small Business Rapid Relief Program (CSBRRP),… Continue reading

Olympic Nature Experience’s 50 Days of Fall Sharing campaign looks to raise $8,000 for programs and tuition assistance. Photo by Beth Barrett

Olympic Nature Experience looking to fundraise for program

Olympic Nature Experience staff and representatives are looking to the community bolster its efforts to provide safe outdoor classroom spaces for local youths. An $8,000… Continue reading

Olympic Nature Experience’s 50 Days of Fall Sharing campaign looks to raise $8,000 for programs and tuition assistance. Photo by Beth Barrett

Milestone: Clallam PUD gets Smart Energy Provider designation

PUD No. 1 of Clallam County recently earned a Smart Energy Provider (SEP) designation from the American Public Power Association for demonstrating commitment to, and… Continue reading


Milestone: Wiker named Sequim Soroptimists’ Girl of the Month

Soroptimist International of Sequim recently announced the selection of Kalli Wiker as their November 2020 Girl of the Month. Wiker is involved in a number… Continue reading


NOLS offering Backpack Buddies

Starting this week, branches of the North Olympic Library System are offering Backpack Buddies Kits to local youths. This kid-friendly, take-and-make craft is recommended for… Continue reading


Olympic National Park names new Chief Ranger

Olympic National Park welcomed Scott Jacobs as the park’s new Chief Ranger, park officials announced this week. “Olympic National Park is truly extraordinary,” Jacobs said.… Continue reading


OMC Foundation amends annual fundraiser events

With the rise in COVID-19 numbers and corresponding restrictions to gatherings by Gov. Jay Inslee this week, organizers of the Olympic Medical Center’s annual Festival… Continue reading

Peninsula libraries launch access to online tutoring service

The North Olympic Library System announced last week the launching of Brainfuse HelpNow, an online tutoring service for all learning levels, from kindergartners up to… Continue reading

Port Angeles garden club sets contests

The Port Angeles Garden Club is sponsoring several upcoming free youth contests in affiliation with National Garden Clubs, Inc. Contact Linda Skolnik at or… Continue reading

Festival of Trees fundraiser gears up for part virtual, part in-person 2020 event

A trio of fundraising events for the Olympic Medical Center Foundation will be presented in a part virtual, part in-person format this month. Now in… Continue reading

Milestone: Clallam 4-H bestows 2020 honors

Clallam County 4-H leaders announced its award-winning members for 2020 last week. Ten members were awarded 4-H senior scholarships — going to Emma Albright, Madison… Continue reading


Milestone: Hill gets OMC leadership award for COVID testing efforts

Laboratory operation manager Nina Hill was recently presented a leadership award from Olympic Medical Center leaders on Oct. 20. Hill recently spearheaded negotiations that resulted… Continue reading


OPHS gets $35K grant for new cat enclosures, protective dog kennel toppers

Food, supplies drive for OPHS Compass & Clock members are hosting two pet food and supply drives in November to benefit Olympic Peninsula Humane Society… Continue reading


Opulent Art Show kicks off this week online

Opulent Art Show What: Virtual studio tour of work by Olympic Peninsula artists When: Nov. 11-Dec. 15 Where: Online at An annual collaborative arts… Continue reading


Peninsula College offering accelerated one-year AA degree

Earn the same degree in half the time. Looking to help peninsula residents juggling careers, family and other commitments who see spending two or more… Continue reading