Opinion

Guest Opinion: Inspiration from the mouth of babes

Guest Opinion: Inspiration from the mouth of babes

I simply cannot stop thinking about Leah Crabtree, the 9-year-old girl who celebrated her birthday last month by donating 200 pounds of food to the Sequim Food Bank.

  • Dec 23, 2014
Guest Opinion: Inspiration from the mouth of babes
Ady Crosby and Neddy Dondup stand in front of the Temple of Apollo at the ancient Delphi site.

Verbatim: Ady Crosby

Born and raised on the Olympic Peninsula, Ady Crosby is a local through and through. A 2008 Sequim High graduate, Crosby left the peninsula for Western Washington University where she studied history and social studies, earning a bachelor’s degree in 2013.

  • Dec 23, 2014
Ady Crosby and Neddy Dondup stand in front of the Temple of Apollo at the ancient Delphi site.

Cooper: Happy-All-Days Unicorn

Sequim evenings come early in December making it hard to resist the impulse to stay inside, be warm and read in the quiet of a winter night even though it’s only 5 p.m.

Guest column: Giving for animals

It’s a bit simplistic to say that my family moved here because of and for our animals. But in a way, what was good for them was also good for us.

Odds, ends from the editor’s desk — Dec. 17, 2014

Get ready for the hordes arriving en masse — again. For the umpteenth time, Sequim is on another “great place to retire” list.

Ross McCurdy

Verbatim: Ross McCurdy

Sequim natives Ross McCurdy and Nikki Nagler-McCurdy own The Oak Table Cafe in Kingston — created in the image of Nikki’s parents’ restaurant, The Oak Table Cafe in Sequim. Ross, who was once a contestant on ABC’s “Wheel of Fortune,” has etched his name into the record books several times with his feats of culinary skill. He recently earned a spot in the Guinness World Records book in the “Most pancakes made in one hour (individual)” category.

  • Dec 10, 2014
Ross McCurdy

Cooper: Fear trumps facts

Watching America’s response to the first case of Ebola discovered inside the United States was a bit like watching the aftermath of a natural disaster that was yet to occur. Admittedly, I was watching international news from a faraway land and then only in bits in the morning and evening so I may not have gotten the full flavor.

Editor’s Corner: Oddities from the editor’s desk

Kudos to the local citizenry who took flocked to local stores during Small Business Saturday recently. Admittedly, it’s not an entirely small business concept but started out through American Express OPEN, the company’s small business unit.

Starting from Cape Flattery to just north of the Copalis River and extending 25 to 50 miles into the Pacific

Guest column: A hidden gem on the Olympic Peninsula

Most Americans know plenty about our national parks and probably have visited several of them. Folks here on the peninsula treasure our exquisitely beautiful crown jewel, Olympic National Park.

  • Dec 3, 2014
Starting from Cape Flattery to just north of the Copalis River and extending 25 to 50 miles into the Pacific

Guest Opinion: Turn slogans into policy

The just-concluded elections helped to resolve nothing in our state.

  • Dec 3, 2014

More odds, ends from the editor’s desk

A kind Sequim resident (who prefers to remain anonymous) recently dropped off a couple of items newspaper folks like myself consider treasures, both editions of the now defunct Sequim Press.

Guest opinion: Vote yes for SARC’s February levy measure

The question that the voters in the Sequim School District need to answer in February 2015 is, “Should this community have a public community recreation center that includes an indoor pool?”

  • Nov 24, 2014

Guest Opinion: You can’t have a private gym and call it a public pool

I have read countless letters to the editor on why we supposedly need to force people to pay taxes to “save the SARC.” Most of these letters discuss the need to “save the pool.” SARC board members have often pointed out that other “public pools” receive tax subsidies as part of their revenue.

  • Nov 24, 2014
Sean

Verbatim: Kathleen McAleer Lynch

Kathleen (Katie) McAleer Lynch, accompanied by her husband, Kevin, and children Sean and Danielle, returned to the U.S. from Daegu, South Korea, to participate in the Marine Corps Marathon late last month. For nearly seven years the Lynches have lived in Daegu, but will be stationed elsewhere by June.

  • Nov 19, 2014
Sean

Guest opinion: Driving drowsy can be deadly

Eight years ago, I sped across the I-90 Bridge to Harborview Medical Center. As I did, I begged for God to take my life, “Take me instead. Not her!”

  • Nov 19, 2014

Odds,ends from the editors desk — Nov. 19, 2014

Well, election season is, for the most part, in the books, and I think we call all breathe a sigh of relief and get back to what we think our traditional roles in politics should be: complaining.

Carrie Blake Park’s newest hosts Merrily and Budd Nash and their dog Katie stand between their small Smart car and their huge-semi truck they use to travel the countryside.

Verbatim: Merrily & Bud Nash

Budd and Merrily Nash came to explore Sequim tightly, yet comfortably packed into their Smart car, which normally rides behind their semi-truck that has now pulled their traveling home across the country since 2011.

  • Nov 12, 2014
Carrie Blake Park’s newest hosts Merrily and Budd Nash and their dog Katie stand between their small Smart car and their huge-semi truck they use to travel the countryside.

Cooper: A Paris postscript

I stood frozen in a sea of people who were walking, running and flying through the air, some flying into a wall and sticking as if attached by Velcro. That was the dream I had the second night we were in Paris.

Guest opinion: What is a ‘community foundation’?

Guest opinion: What is a ‘community foundation’?

2014 marked 100 years since the first community foundation was created in Cleveland, Ohio, and this week, the Olympic View Community Foundation joins more than 700 community foundations across America in recognition of Community Foundation Week.

  • Nov 12, 2014
Guest opinion: What is a ‘community foundation’?
Robyn Braidwood

Verbatim: Robyn Braidwood

Every couple of months, British Columbia resident Robyn Braidwood stays in Sequim with her parents, Gene and Shirley Estes, whom she calls “seasoned residents of the beautiful town of Sequim.” The couple will celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary in February.

  • Nov 5, 2014
Robyn Braidwood