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Sixth-graders at Sequim Middle School celebrate their SMS Honor Roll honors.

Sequim Middle School honor roll: First semester

School’s out for the foreseeable future, but prior to the March 16 closure Sequim Middle School staff listed SMS students who qualified for the school’s… Continue reading

  • Apr 29, 2020
Sixth-graders at Sequim Middle School celebrate their SMS Honor Roll honors.

Olympic Theatre Arts seeking artists, art for 2020-2021 season promos

Some upcoming Olympic Theatre Arts productions are on hold, but OTA is already looking ahead to the upcoming season — and artistic ways to promote… Continue reading

A&E briefs — April 22, 2020

Woodturners to meet virtually The Strait Turners woodturning club is not having an in-person meeting in April but plan to host a meeting with a… Continue reading

Clallam County’s annual Birdathon set for May 9

While the 2019 novel coronavirus has canceled a number of local events, birders can look forward to getting outdoors to participate in the annual Clallam… Continue reading

Worm compost is a rich organic fertilizer and soil conditioner that’s easy for plants to absorb. Photo by Sandy Cortez

Get It Growing: Vermicompost, is a superhero for your vegetable and flowering plants

Do you have kitchen food scraps that are just thrown away? You can reduce your trash and make organic fertilizer with a worm bin. The… Continue reading

Worm compost is a rich organic fertilizer and soil conditioner that’s easy for plants to absorb. Photo by Sandy Cortez
Master Gardener Judy Mann, pictured here with her worm bin, has been enjoying the vermicompost her worms have produced for more than 10 years. She offers a “Worm Composting” presentation on April 23. Photo courtesy of Judy Mann

Green Thumbs presenter to talk worm composting

Learn all about worm composting at the next Green Thumbs Garden Tips Education Series presentation, set to air online at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 23,… Continue reading

Master Gardener Judy Mann, pictured here with her worm bin, has been enjoying the vermicompost her worms have produced for more than 10 years. She offers a “Worm Composting” presentation on April 23. Photo courtesy of Judy Mann

Milestone: Sequim Soroptimists pick Perez, Olson for Girls of the Month honors

Soroptimist International of Sequim announced the selections of Vita Olson (March) and Kimberly Perez (April) for their Girls of the Month honors. Olson volunteers at… Continue reading

Parenting Matters: Your child and nightmares

We know that children dream, and unfortunately we even know that toddlers have nightmares at times. Preschool age children have difficulties separating what is real… Continue reading

  • Apr 22, 2020
“Dreaming of Sailing I,” acrylic on canvas by Annie Robinson, an artist from Powell River, B.C. — one of the featured artists in the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center’s virtual exhibit “Earth: An Abstract.” Submitted art

Port Angeles Fine Arts Center offers ‘Earth: An Abstract’ online exhibit

The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center on April 18 launched its first ever “virtual opening” of the online exhibit, “Earth: An Abstract.” View this on-line… Continue reading

“Dreaming of Sailing I,” acrylic on canvas by Annie Robinson, an artist from Powell River, B.C. — one of the featured artists in the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center’s virtual exhibit “Earth: An Abstract.” Submitted art

Sequim View Cemetery picked for Wreaths Across America site

A living display of honor for the legacy of veterans who gave the ultimate sacrifice, Wreaths Across America is coming to the North Olympic Peninsula… Continue reading

Milestone: Sequim’s Tolberd named to Pacific University’s dean’s list

Pacific University recently announced that Sequim resident Gracie Tolberd has been named to the dean’s list for the 2019 fall semester. Students must complete 12… Continue reading

  • Apr 21, 2020
Local retailers like Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures offers local puzzles like Sequim photographer Keith Ross’ images to do while staying home during the coronavirus “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” state order. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Sequim things to do at home during the pandemic

As essential workers keep the world going, many Sequimites remain home during Gov. Jay Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” initiative. With its tentative end weeks… Continue reading

Local retailers like Forage Gifts & Northwest Treasures offers local puzzles like Sequim photographer Keith Ross’ images to do while staying home during the coronavirus “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” state order. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash
Sequim High School’s boys soccer team gathers at halftime during a spring 2019 league match. The stadium will be illuminated for 20 minutes at 8:20 p.m. (20:20 military time) on April 17 in honor of the spring prep athletes unable to complete their season after all state schools were closed in mid-March. Sequim Gazette file photo by Matthew Nash

@SequimSchools — April 15, 2020

DISTRICT Get up-to-date district information, including school board agendas and minutes, links for parents and students, and more at www.sequimschools.org. District officials are gearing up… Continue reading

  • Apr 15, 2020
Sequim High School’s boys soccer team gathers at halftime during a spring 2019 league match. The stadium will be illuminated for 20 minutes at 8:20 p.m. (20:20 military time) on April 17 in honor of the spring prep athletes unable to complete their season after all state schools were closed in mid-March. Sequim Gazette file photo by Matthew Nash
Sequim High School carpentry class students and their shop teacher stand outside the Glen Greathouse building/Rotary House No. 4. Club members partnered with SHS carpentry classes for 10 years and build homes in Sunland to sell, providing a hands-on education for students looking to pursue trade work.

Decade Six: The 1980s

Rotary Club of Sequim members thought big and were able to partner with the Sequim High carpentry class for 10 years and build homes in… Continue reading

  • Apr 15, 2020
Sequim High School carpentry class students and their shop teacher stand outside the Glen Greathouse building/Rotary House No. 4. Club members partnered with SHS carpentry classes for 10 years and build homes in Sunland to sell, providing a hands-on education for students looking to pursue trade work.

Get It Growing: Heat up your garden

By Susan Kalmar For the Sequim Gazette People often think it’s hard to grow warm season plants (e.g., tomatoes and peppers) on the North Olympic… Continue reading

From left: Randy Powell, Joel Hoffman and Michael Sickles act out a scene in the 2019 Olympic Theatre Arts’ production of “Death of a Salesman.” Photo courtesy of Olympic Theatre Arts

Olympic Theatre Arts announces ticket options, online ‘performances’

Olympic Theatre Arts is canceling its upcoming production, but looking to give its thespians and theater-goers a sense of community with some online resources. The… Continue reading

From left: Randy Powell, Joel Hoffman and Michael Sickles act out a scene in the 2019 Olympic Theatre Arts’ production of “Death of a Salesman.” Photo courtesy of Olympic Theatre Arts

Parenting Matters: The importance of dads

There are many books and articles written about the importance of mom. Most people agree that moms are of critical importance in raising children. Maybe… Continue reading

  • Apr 15, 2020

Spiritual Spotlight: Anglican church sees revival in Sequim

Heart of Jesus Church Anglican Church in North America Services: 10 a.m. Sundays (online only; normally held at Sequim Seventh Day Adventist Church, 30 Sanford… Continue reading

An American Robin with nestlings. Photo by Dori Eldridge/Audubon Photography Awards

Bird Tales: The robin’s story

Have you noticed more robins in your yard this month? They are fun to watch as they hop about, turning their head to use one… Continue reading

  • Apr 8, 2020
An American Robin with nestlings. Photo by Dori Eldridge/Audubon Photography Awards

Get It Growing: Evaluating microclimates

When planning a garden, the climate, defined as the weather conditions averaged over a relatively long period of time, tells an important story. Yet, climate… Continue reading