Opinion

George Lindamood

Verbatim: George Lindamood

Sequim author George Lindamood recently discovered his book “The Accidental Peacemaker” has become much more topical.

  • May 7, 2014
George Lindamood

Program builds ‘Future Leaders,’ including this Sequim grad

Under the shade of a mango tree, orphans and street children gathered to be taught how to read and write. They could not afford to go to school, so Billa Mamud took it upon himself to teach them.

  • May 7, 2014

Think about it: ‘ … Owe my soul to the company store …’

“Sixteen tons and what do you get — another day older and deeper in debt. St. Peter don’t you call me ’cause I can’t go. I owe my soul to the company store.”

School bond: More work to be done

I want to thank everyone who participated in the April 22 school construction bond election. This decision would have an impact on all of us who live here in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley, so it’s important we speak in a single, collective voice.

  • Apr 30, 2014

Verbatim: Caecilia Fryrear

Caecilia Fryrear and her husband, Jerry, enjoy being hosts at Carrie Blake Park. In fact, as Caecilia tells it, they’ve been trying to move to Sequim for a long time.

  • Apr 30, 2014
Patti McManus Huber.

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.

Patti McManus Huber.

Editor’s Corner: Angels in the outfield? Sort of

If, like me, you’re a Seattle Mariners fan, you’re probably looking for a bit of good news right now. After watching the hapless and (nearly) hitless Seattle nine skunk their way to a seven-game losing streak recently, I’m about to give up … so I can’t be the bearer of any good report.

Jo and Steve Chinn.

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.

Jo and Steve Chinn.

Editor’s Corner: Odds and ends from the editor’s desk

It’s a little late in coming, but kudos go to Attorney General Bob Ferguson, whose bill to strengthen Washington state’s open government laws by requiring training for public officials was signed into law on March 27 by Gov. Jay Inslee.

Why I’m voting for the school bond

I have lived in Sequim since 1991 and I’m voting YES on the bond! Our schools aren’t just institutions of learning; they reflect our civic pride.

  • Apr 16, 2014
Jerry and Caecilia Fryrear

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.”

Jerry and Caecilia Fryrear

Jerry Sinn: Back to drawing board with school bond proposal

In just a few weeks voters in the Sequim School District will be asked to vote on Proposition 1 — School Improvements General Obligation Bonds — $154,325,000, the largest school bond proposal in the history of Clallam County.

  • Apr 2, 2014

Eric Lewis: School facility bond needs your support

On April 22, the Sequim community will face a huge decision that will significantly affect the future of our community and the children and families living here.

  • Apr 2, 2014

Think about it: Shining a light on school bond, classrooms

Kelly Shea, the superintendent of Sequim Schools, will spend hours with you showing you school facilities and explaining why the district wants the community to approve the $154 million school bond on the April 22 ballot.

Lauren Holloway

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.

Lauren Holloway

Editor’s Corner:

Gazette’s website gets a makeover, subscription feature

Verbatim: Karen Klein

There are three things most people dream of doing, says Karen Klein of Twice Loved Books, 353 W. Bell St. She has enjoyed the adventure of doing one of them.

  • Mar 27, 2014

The future is now: Your schools need your attention

On April 22, voters who live in Sequim School District will be asked to make a decision that will shape the future of every resident of eastern Clallam County: Should Sequim Schools be authorized to issue bonds to rebuild or renovate nearly every school in the district?

  • Mar 27, 2014
Vicki Cameron

Verbatim: Vicki Cameron

Vicki Cameron, optician at Sequim Vision Clinic, moved from Southern California to Sequim in 2009 with her husband, Garry, and their daughter, Kristina.

  • Mar 26, 2014
Vicki Cameron

It’s all connected

Greening the Commons

  • Mar 24, 2014