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COMING FROM THE WEST: From Highway 101 West, turn left onto Dry Creek Road. At the end of Dry Creek Road, turn left onto Edgewood Drive. Continue on Edgewood Drive for 1 mile and turn right onto Lower Elwha Road. Continue on Lower Elwha Road for 3.5 miles and turn left onto Stratton Road. Travel to the end of Stratton Road, the Elwha River Casino will be on your left – located at 631 Stratton Road, P.A.


from the publisher . . .

NORTH OLYMPIC

PENINSULA Newcomers' and Visitors' Guide Fall/Winter 2009-10 Editor and Publisher John Brewer Executive Editor Rex Wilson Design Editor Christine Ina Casillas Editorial Assistant Lee Zurcher Photo Editor Keith Thorpe Ad Director Suzanne Williams

Welcome to the Peninsula Welcome to the

beautiful North Olympic Peninsula. Whether you’re a first-time visitor, a returning visitor or a new resident, you’ll find our coastlines, mountains, towns, valleys and historical sites breathtaking and memory-making. This North Olympic Peninsula Newcomers’ and Visitors’ Guide is divided into five sections designed to give you a flavor of each of our towns or regions: n The Eastern Peninsula, which includes Port Townsend and Jefferson County. n The Central Peninsula, which includes Port Angeles, Sequim and the Dungeness Valley. n Forks and the West End. n The North/West Coast. n And, just across the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Victoria. You’ll also find important information about Olympic National Park, the Pacific Coast and other popular destinations. Included in this guide is a wealth of information about the goods, services and activities available on the Peninsula. While you’re here, we encourage you to read the Peninsula Daily News, the newspaper of the North Olympic Peninsula. It not only has news about the region and the world, but it contains updated information about community events throughout the winter. The PDN’s entertainment magazine, Peninsula Spotlight, appears Fridays, and a list of the coming week’s “Things to Do” appears Sundays. The Peninsula Daily News is available throughout Clallam and Jefferson counties. Once you leave this area, you can keep in touch by logging onto the PDN Web site at www.peninsuladailynews.com. Again, we hope you enjoy the North Olympic Peninsula. Best regards, John Brewer Editor and Publisher Fall 2009 | Winter 2010

Advertising Operations Manager Sue Stoneman Circulation customer services Jasmine Birkland Director of Technical Services David Weikel Contributing Photographers Keith Thorpe Chris Tucker Tom Thompson Diane Urbani de la Paz Lonnie Archibald Dave Logan Jeff Chew Erik Hidle Christine Ina Casillas Brenda Hanrahan Steve Mullensky Cartography Keith Thorpe A semiannual publication of the Peninsula Daily News, the North Olympic Peninsula's daily newspaper since 1916. A total of 50,000 copies distributed at locations across the North Olympic Peninsula. All contents copyright © 2009-2010, Peninsula Daily News The North Olympic Peninsula Newcomers' and Visitors' Guide makes every attempt to be accurate at the time of its compilation. Report any errors to 360-417-3527 or via e-mail to news@peninsuladailynews.com. Advertising issues can be discussed by calling 360-417-3541 or via e-mail to ads@peninsuladailynews.com. u NEWCOMERS’ AND VISITORS’ GUIDE

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On the cover 69| GET YOUR THRILLS ON HURRICANE RIDGE

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73| FROSTED PEAKS AND VIEWS OF OLYMPICS PART OF WINTER WALK 23| PORT TOWNSEND, JEFFERSON COUNTY 29| SEQUIM, DUNGENESS VALLEY 51| PORT ANGELES 73| HURRICANE RIDGE 82| NORTH/WEST COAST 86| FORKS, WEST END 92| VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA

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The variety of things to do and see — from peaceful Hood Canal to the wild Pacific Ocean — is seemingly endless. Here is a sampling of what a visit to the beautiful Olympic Peninsula could be.

the snow, sky and water into a glowing palette of spectacular colors. Nearby Fort Worden State Park has several types of overnight accommodations, from hostels to campgrounds or historical officers’ quarters.

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Swimming Despite its miles of saltwater beaches, scores of freshwater lakes and hundreds of miles of rivers, the North Olympic Peninsula isn’t known as a great outdoor swimming location. That’s because the water is cold: a year-round 50 degrees or so in the Strait of Juan de Fuca and bays, and not much warmer in the large rivers, even during the summer. >>>

Sunrise Perched on the northeastern tip of the Olympic Peninsula, Point Wilson at Fort Worden State Park, near Port Townsend, is the perfect place to catch the sunrise as the first rays hit the ground. Bring your camera, because the summer sun rises around the shoulder of Mount Baker across Puget Sound in the Cascade range, turning

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The mountains and beaches are perhaps the biggest draw for outdoor adventure, but festivals and community events in the friendly towns and cities rate just as high for most people. Take, for example, monthly art walks and a festival celebrating the Victorian era.

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And swimming on the Pacific side of Jefferson County is dangerous because of deadly riptides. There is, however, a great place to enjoy the waters of Jefferson County without shivering. Quilcene Bay, on the Hood Canal, is known for producing some of the Northwest’s most delicious oysters. It’s also shallow enough that the water warms sufficiently in the summer to provide enjoyable swimming. On sunny days, the bay is warm enough for swimmers to stay in the water for an extended period. If you’re lucky, a curious harbor seal might even join you. A public beach is located at the end of Linger Longer Road, just past Quilcene off U.S. Highway 101. Sailing Port Townsend sits on the tip of the Quimper Peninsula, surrounded by the Strait of Juan de Fuca to the north and Admiralty Inlet to Puget Sound to the east. This makes for the perfect location from which to begin or end a sailing adventure around the area. There are numerous harbors around Port Townsend Bay and Admiralty Inlet, including Point Hudson Marina and Port Townsend Boat Haven, both in Port Townsend. The Victorian Seaport takes on a special glow as Christmas approaches — including the arrival of Santa Claus on a boat! In the spring, Port Townsend enlivens with the Victorian Festival in March, followed by the weeklong Rhododendron Festival, in May. Sea kayaking Surrounded by water on three sides, there is no shortage of opportunities to dip a paddle in salt water off the North Olympic Peninsula. Marrowstone Island, which juts into Admiralty Inlet just east of Port Townsend, offers several beach sites suitable for launching kayaks. Oak Bay County Park at the southeast end of Marrowstone Island features an accessible beach and a campground with spectacular views east across Puget Sound to the Cascades. The park is just east of Port Hadlock off Oak Bay Road. Antiquing What better place to look for antiques than in the quintessential Victorian town of Port Townsend? At the turn of the 20th century, Port Townsend was a bustling seaport, and many elegant buildings lined the waterfront. Port Townsend’s past is kept alive by today’s downtown shopkeepers who have faithfully restored the grand old buildings.

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Birdwatching The five-mile sandy hook called the Dungeness Spit reaches out into the Strait of Juan de Fuca, providing the perfect place for birds and birders to gather. The Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge is a prime nesting site for waterfowl. Because of this, the inside of the spit is off-limits to walkers.

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The Slab Camp loop is a good example of this natural beauty. To get there, take Taylor Cutoff Road, just west of the Dungeness River, to Lost Mountain Road. Then veer off onto U.S. Forest Service Road 2870 and follow it to Road 2875. You can loop back to Road 2870 by cutting over on Road 2878. For a complete map of the area, stop at the Sequim-Dungeness Valley Chamber of Commerce visitor center, 1192 E. Washington St., Sequim, 360-683-6197. Picnics Situated in the fabled rain shadow of the Olympics, Sequim and Dungeness Valley have the lowest annual rainfall on the Peninsula, with a yearly average of around 16 inches — the same as Malibu, Calif.! This makes the Dungeness Valley a good bet for a sunny picnic. Carrie Blake Park on the east side of Sequim offers a picnic area with a playground for kids, a small stream and pond for feeding ducks, and an off-leash, fenced park for licensed dogs. If you’re here into the summer, the park also hosts a concert in the park series throughout the summer, and there is also a community center that is the site of other events.

Mountain biking Trails and roads suitable for adventurous mountain biking crisscross the North Olympic Peninsula, but for scenic beauty it’s hard to beat the hills flanking the Dungeness Valley. Starting in May, depending on the weather, U.S. Forest Service roads and trails burst with wild rhododendrons in bloom.

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A walk along the outside can still net many sightings to add to a birdwatcher’s life list, or just to enjoy. Shorebirds include sanderlings and black-bellied plovers, while common seabirds are pigeon guillemots and marbled murrelets. It’s also a good location for spotting resident bald eagles and the more elusive peregrine falcons. There is a $3 per family per day fee to visit the spit to help pay for conservation efforts. Also, check out the Dungeness River Audubon Center at Railroad Bridge Park, 2151 W. Hendrickson Road, Sequim. It provides a marvelous overview of birdwatching opportunities throughout the North Olympic Peninsula, with an emphasis on Dungeness feathered friends.

Family bicycling The Dungeness Valley was once a major agricultural center on the Peninsula, and it still retains much of its rural character. The gentle terrain, good roads and sweeping views of the Olympics are the perfect combination for a family car or bike trip. The Dungeness Wildlife Refuge is a good starting place for trips that loop through the valley and can include side trips to beaches or “Upick” berry and lavender fields. Farms that raise lavender add texture and color to the pastoral scenery, climaxing during the Sequim Lavender Festival in July. >>>


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Tidepools Salt Creek Recreation Area, 15 miles west of Port Angeles off state Highway 112 (turn onto Camp Hayden Road), is home to a host of sea creatures. The adjacent Tongue Point Marine Life Sanctuary includes a rocky outcropping that at low tide reveals starfish, sea urchins, limpets, sea cucumbers and many other forms of marine life. The sanctuary designation means wildlife and its evidence, such as shells, must be left undisturbed for others to enjoy. River rafting Whether you choose to bring your own raft or go with a guide service, the Elwha River is a favorite with rafters of all skill levels. Rafters usually put in at the Altaire campground, inside Olympic National Park, and raft down to Lake Aldwell. The river is considered a Class 2-plus — mild whitewater — and is runnable almost year-round. The trip affords spectacular views up the Elwha Valley, and wildlife abounds along the shore. Music Although the music scene on the Peninsula during the fall and winter can be somewhat slim, there’s always a push and an eagerness when the weather gets warmer. When it’s festival time on the North Olympic Peninsula, every town has its own way of celebrating the season.

Port Angeles Scenic walks No matter which direction you turn, there will be a view in Port Angeles. When the weather is gloomy, there will still be greenery. One of the best ways to enjoy the wintertime in Port Angeles is by way of taking a walk — but dress warm There are many trails in Port Angeles, including the Waterfront Trail, which is part of the larger Discovery Trail, and there’s always views at Port Angeles City Pier and elsewhere in the city that’s “The Center of It All.” Skiing, snowboarding For the powder hound in all of us, there is Hurricane Ridge, resting high only 17 miles away from downtown Port Angeles. But, bear in mind, the roads might not always be agreeable. Hurricane Ridge isn’t just for the downhill skier or the snowboarder; there are several trails for the crosscountry skier and plenty of little nooks and crannies for the avid snowshoer.

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Forks/West End Beaches As well as boasting the highest mountains this side of the Cascades, the Olympic Peninsula also has nearly 65 miles of wilderness beaches included in Olympic National Park. Cape Alava off Lake Ozette features not only a sweeping vista of the Pacific Ocean, but also a glimpse into the past. The cape was once the site of the Ozette archaeological site, which in the 1970s yielded thousands of artifacts from an ancient Native American village that was buried in a mudslide. The site has since been re-covered with soil.

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Many of the artifacts were removed, however, and are on display at the Makah Cultural Center in Neah Bay. Cape Alava is reached by a 3.3-mile, fairly level hike from the Lake Ozette Ranger Station, mostly on a cedar boardwalk, through the primeval coastal forest. A 9.3-mile loop can be taken back to Lake Ozette by hiking south down to the beach to Sand Point, then back through the woods on another boardwalk trail. Wear tennis shoes or other softsoled footwear for best traction, especially in wet weather. Reservations are necessary for overnight camping in the Ozette loop area. Phone the Olympic National Park Wilderness Information Center at 360-565-3100 for reservation information. Big trees A temperate rain forest, the Hoh, on the western side of the North Olympic Peninsula, provides the perfect growing conditions for some of the largest trees in the world. Although most of their brethren on adjacent commercial lands were logged long ago, many record trees still stand in Olympic National Park and Olympic National Forest. The trees are designated as the largest living specimens of their species by the American Forestry Association, according to a point system. Taking the prize for girth at 761 inches in circumference is the western red cedar on the north shore of Lake Quinault, across from Lake Quinault Resort Motel. Towering over its neighbors at 281 feet is the record Douglas fir near Quinault in Olympic National Forest. Waterfalls The West End of Clallam County is famous for its rainfall. The Hoh Rain Forest, 90 miles west of Port Angeles, typically records 11½ feet of rain annually! One of the benefits of the West End’s abundance of precipitation is the number of waterfalls it creates. Accessibility and scenic beauty combine to make Marymere Falls, just off U.S. 101 at Lake Crescent, a must-see. The easy trail to the falls starts at the Olympic National Park Storm King Ranger Station at Lake Crescent. It is a pleasant hike and less than one mile long through the woods to the falls. The trail is steep in some spots, but handrails are provided so it is suitable for all ages.

Day hike The Bogachiel River Trail in Olympic National Park is one of the most accessible — yet overlooked — of the rain forest valley trails. Thousands of tourists zip by the Bogachiel trailhead sign on U.S. 101 on their way to the ocean beaches or the Hoh Rain Forest, but for those who take the time to turn off the beaten path, a magical experience awaits. The trail, which begins outside the park, is more primitive than the wide paths of the Hoh, but well maintained by the park’s trail crew. As sunlight filters through the old-growth forest, time is forgotten and tranquility takes over. The trailhead is 5.5 miles south of Forks off U.S. 101, across from Bogachiel State Park. It’s a good idea to phone Olympic National Park at 360-565-3100 for trail conditions. Wherever you go on the Peninsula, you are sure to be surprised and delighted at every turn. VG.

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Most of the beloved “Twilight” saga detailing Bella’s and Edward’s budding

romance — and the love triangle created when Jacob enters the picture — happens in tiny Forks. The Forks Visitor Center, 1411 S. Forks Ave., is at the south end of town on U.S. Highway 101. n At the visitor center, the staff will direct visitors to local landmarks as well as tell all the juicy tidbits about the area. n

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or instance, “Esme,” Edward’s “vampire mother,” writes a note every day on a dry erase board at a local inn to let fans know what the Cullens are doing. “Every single one of our staff are Twilight-literate,” Forks Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Marsha Bingham said. “We know all of the places they are wanting to see.” Special events celebrating the upcoming movie of the series, “New Moon” — to be released in theaters Nov. 20 — had not yet been planned as of September, Bingham said. She said events surrounding the theatrical release and the DVD release — which hasn’t yet been slated, but will likely be in early 2010 — will be planned as the dates draw closer. “I’m sure we will have plenty to welcome fans during the movie releases,” Bingham said. The third movie “Eclipse” will be released June 30. The movie based on the fourth book, Breaking Dawn, has not yet been announced. Continue to visit the Peninsula Daily News Web site at www.peninsula dailynews.com for up-to-date information on all the local Twilight events. In honor of the vampires and werewolves that live in the fictional Forks, Dazzled by Twilight, a store that sells all things Forks and Twilight related, is planning a spooky “Scaryoke” night on Halloween at the Twilight Lounge portion of the store, 81 N. Forks Ave.

has dubbed a couple of local homes as those of Bella and Edward. The home of David McIrvin at 775 K St. is called the Swan residence — and has a sign to boot. “They are a wonderful to allow us to point out their house in reference to Twilight, but it is a private residence and we always ask fans not to go knocking on the door,” Bingham said. “They have had several fans who have asked to go inside and take pictures, and we ask that they respect the family’s privacy.” The Miller Tree Inn, 654 E. Division St., with its large windows and open and airy layout, fits the bill for the Cullen house so it is on that porch each day that “Esme’s message about the Cullens’ activities is left. “It will be a family friendly event and we’ll do Halloween with a little karaoke,” owner of the store Annette Root said. The store also gives tours of the area for $39 per person or $25 for children 10 and younger. The tours include all of the major Forks sites as well as LaPush. Every Saturday evening, the store also sponsors a get-together at the Twilight Lounge. “Sometimes it is a Guitar Hero competition and sometimes it is a concert of some sort,” Root said. “For the most part all of them are free of admission and it is just a good time for the fans to get together.” Author Stephenie Meyer didn’t have specific Forks homes picked out when she described them in her book — she didn’t visit Forks until the first book was completed — but the Forks Chamber of Commerce

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isitors now have a unique opportunity to see the original 1925 Forks High School building at 261 S. Spartan Ave., where the star-crossed lovers are said to have met in biology class. The building, which is deteriorating, will be torn down and replaced starting in June. Although the school board has said it would like to preserve the facade for fans in some way, no decision has yet been made on how that will happen, and throughout construction, the building won’t be as photogenic. Other must-see stops in Forks include: ■ Forks Police Department, 500 E. Division St., to take pictures next to a car just like Police Chief Charlie Swan’s, Bella’s father. >>>

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n Forks Community Hospital, 530 Bogachiel Way, where Bella, a self-proclaimed klutz, is a frequent visitor and Dr. Carlisle Cullen — Edward’s father — is employed. The hospital even has a special reserved parking spot for Dr. Cullen. But Forks isn’t the only place to see when participating in vampire tourism.

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While more than 600 miles of trails weave throughout the park, the scene is slightly different during the winter. Don’t be surprised if the roads are closed. In winter, the roads can be treacherous, often difficult to drive. Sometimes, the roads are not even plowed. But for the adventure seekers, and with chains and studded tires, taking a jaunt into the woods can be a hauntingly beautiful experience.

Log Cabin Resort, 25 miles west of Port Angeles, has chalets, lodge rooms, cabins and full-hookup RV sites. It also rents boats, kayaks and canoes. Phone 360-928-3325 for dates of operation and more information. More than a million visitors enjoy Olympic National Park each year. The wilderness in all its rugged beauty is nevertheless a fragile environment. To help protect animal and plant life, waterways and each person’s wilderness experience, the National Park Service creates and enforces regulations. Campers must take care and be aware of the impacts of their actions. The following guidelines will help visitors avoid creating lasting impacts on the park, as our presence in the wilderness can alter its wild character.

For most of the more arduous trips, you’ll need a topographic map, which you can buy at visitor centers and ranger stations, or by mail order through the Northwest Travel on durable surfaces Interpretive Association at 360-565-3195. There are 168 miles of Hike on existing trails roads that provide access to down the middle of the various points, although 99 trail, even if they are wet or miles of the roads are gravel, muddy. Camp in existing most of which are closed in sites and minimize impact by the winter. All park roads are not altering them. “spur roads” off U.S. HighConcentrate your camping way 101. No roads traverse activities within the site. the Olympic wilderness. When traveling off-trail, The Olympic National Park keep your party size small Visitor Center on the route and spread out. to Hurricane Ridge in Port Hike and camp on impactAngeles is fully accessible, as resistant surfaces: snow, is the Hoh Rain Forest Visitor rock, gravel, grasses. Protect Center in the West End. riparian areas by camping at Other centers and ranger least 200 feet from lakes and stations provide varying levstreams. els of accessibility and hours of operation. Dispose of Wheelchair-accessible restwaste properly rooms are available at 11 of the park’s 16 campgrounds. Always remember this imSeveral campgrounds also portant guideline: Pack it in, offer paved campsites and pack it out. picnic tables with extensions Inspect your campsite and to accommodate wheelchairrest areas for trash or spilled users. foods. Pack out all trash, Several nature trails are There are 168 miles of roads that provide access leftover food and litter. paved and wheelchairto various points, although 99 miles of the roads are Urinate on rocks or just to accessible. gravel, most of which are closed in the winter. All the side of trails, away from Others are gravel, but fairly park roads are “spur roads” off U.S. Highway 101. campsites or water. Delevel, and they may be accesposit human waste in toilets No roads traverse the Olympic wilderness. sible with some assistance. where available. Among the park’s dining Where none is availand lodging facilities, Sol Duc able, dig a cathole 6 to 8 inches deep at least 200 feet away Hot Springs Resort has accessible hot spring pools and from water, camps and trails. Cover and disguise the hole several accessible cabins that usually open in late spring. when you’re finished. Pack out toilet paper and hygiene Another dining and lodging facility is Kalaloch Lodge products. overlooking the Pacific. Phone 888-896-3828 for more inTo wash yourself or your dishes, carry water 200 feet formation on Sol Duc and Kalaloch. Lake Crescent Lodge is located on the south side of Lake away from streams or lakes. Avoid using soap. Strain out food particles and scatter Crescent, 20 miles west of Port Angeles. For spring cabin your dish water. reservations and dining information, phone 360-928-3211.

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Leave what you find Preserve the past: Do not touch cultural or historical structures and artifacts. Leave rocks, plants and other natural objects as you find them. Avoid introducing or transporting non-native species. Do not build structures or dig trenches. Beach hikers may take a handful of pebbles or unoccupied sea shells, but all living organisms on the beach and in tidepools are protected. Do not touch or disturb seal pups.

Minimize campfires Campfires can cause lasting impacts to the wilderness. Know where fires are restricted. Campfires are not permitted above 3,500 feet or in several other areas. Use a lightweight stove for cooking and a candle lantern for light. Use established fire rings, leave them clean, and keep fires small. Put out campfires completely and scatter the cool ashes. Where coastal campfires are allowed, gather firewood only from driftwood found on the beach. Keep fires in established fire rings at least 10 feet from beach logs and below the high tide line. Remove any evidence of the fire before you leave. Check at the visitor centers or ranger stations for current fire conditions.

When the forest fire danger is high, campfires are restricted.

Respect wildlife Observe wildlife from a distance. Never feed or approach the wild residents of the park. These actions change natural behavior patterns and make animals dependent on people’s handouts. This dependence increases the animals’ chances of disease and winter mortality. It also causes problems for the next person who uses your campsite. Feeding wildlife is also illegal. Protect wildlife, yourself and your gear by storing food and trash securely at all times. For guidelines on food storage, check with the visitor centers and ranger stations. Pets are not allowed in the backcountry or on trails. Their presence can frighten wildlife and even provoke attacks. Pets on leashes are allowed in limited areas in the park; check with personnel for areas.

Respect other park visitors Consider other wilderness visitors and their desire for solitude. Let nature’s sounds prevail. Keep loud voices and noises to a minimum. Be courteous. Yield to other users on the trail. Step to the downhill side of the trail when encountering pack stock Stow any weapons in your vehicle where they are out of reach and rendered inoperable. VG.

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Winter Worship Services METHODIST

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE

UNITARIAN

Trinity United Methodist Church

First Church of Christ, Scientist, Port Townsend

Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

609 Taylor Street Port Townsend • 385-0484 trinityumc@olympus.net Rev. Wendell Ankeny

275 Umatilla (off San Juan) Port Townsend (360) 531-2719

SUNDAY 10 a.m. Worship

PORT TOWNSEND PRESBYTERIAN First Presbyterian Church of Port Townsend 1111 Franklin Street • 385-2525 Dr. Bob Slater We are a welcoming community sharing the Spirit of Christ. • Loving Generously • Serving Selflessly • Living Justly SUNDAY 8:15 a.m. Worship & Children’s Church 9:30 a.m. Adult Education & Children’s Church 11 a.m. Worship & Youth Education Professional Childcare

WEDNESDAY Noon Testimony Meeting READING ROOM 633 Water Street, (360) 379-1139 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday thru Saturday

EVANGELICAL METHODIST

LUTHERAN

web page: www.fpcpt.org

New Life Church 1636 Hastings Avenue Port Townsend (360) 385-7717

SUNDAY 8:30 a.m. Traditional Service 10:00 a.m. Sunday School 11:00 a.m. Contemporary Service MONDAY 7:00 p.m. Recapture, Recovery and Support Groups WEDNESDAY 7 p.m. Classes for Adult Youth and Children

Grace Lutheran Church

FOURSQUARE New Song Worship Center 3918 San Juan Ave. Port Townsend • (360) 385-7132 (across from Blue Heron Middle School) SUNDAY 10:30 a.m. Worship WEDNESDAY 6 p.m. Prayer Praise

WEDNESDAY 10:00 a.m. Bible Study FRIDAY 6:30 a.m. Bible and Breakfast for Men at the Bayview Café

St. Mary Star of the Sea 1335 Blaine Street Port Townsend (360) 385-3700 Rev. Father John Topel, S.J. MASS SCHEDULE SATURDAY 9:00 a.m. sabado misa en español 5:30 p.m. Vigil Mass SUNDAY 8:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. WEEKDAYS Mon., Thurs., Fri. 12:05 p.m. Wed. 6:30 p.m. COMMUNION SERVICES 12:05 Tuesday

www.newsongpt.org “Touching hearts, bringing hope, changing lives’’

ROMAN CATHOLIC

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America 1120 Walker • 385-1595 Rev. Elizabeth A. Orling, Interim Pastor SUNDAY 9:15 Christian Education 10:30 a.m. Worship with Holy Communion

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2135 San Juan Ave. (360) 385-2076 or (360) 385-0479

SUNDAY 10 a.m. Sunday School 11 a.m. Morning Worship

To sustain a sacred space within a just and caring community

Rental Space Available

Evangelical Bible Church Pastor James Lyman (360) 385-4544

SUNDAY 9:15 & 11:15 a.m. Worship Religious Education for children at both services

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UNITY Unity Church of Port Townsend

PO Box 1853 Port Townsend, WA 98368

Spiritual Empowerment Masonic Hall Jefferson/Van Buren, Port Townsend (360) 385-6519 Rev. Pamela Douglas-Smith SUNDAYS 11 a.m. Inspirational Service & Children’s Circle Check for classes and special events.

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Come hear our 19th century tracker and 18th century Silberman pipe organ. We are a friendly, welcoming, caring congregation. Gospel choir, child care available and handicap accessible.

SUNDAY 10 a.m. Sunday Service 10 a.m. Sunday School

2333 San Juan Avenue Port Townsend (360) 379-0609 Minister Rev. Bruce Bode www.quuf.org email: quuf@olympus.net


Winter Worship Services BAPTIST

QUILCENE

PORT LUDLOW

San Juan Baptist (SBC)

PRESBYTERIAN Quilcene First Presbyterian Church

COMMUNITY CHURCH

“The Church on Discovery” 1704 Discovery Road (360) 385-2545

Interim Pastor: Jon Beard Music & Youth Pastor: Dave Knowles SUNDAY 9:15 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 10:30 a.m. Celebration Worship Service Childcare available

PORT TOWNSEND ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN St. Herman of Alaska Orthodox Christian Church Orthodox Church in America Diocese of the West 1407 30th St., Port Townsend, WA 98368 (360) 385-0585 Rev. Nicolas Kime, Rector

SATURDAY 7:00 p.m. Great Vespers SUNDAY 9:00 a.m. Divine Liturgy WEDNESDAY 7:00 p.m. Inquirers Class, every other Wednesday. We celebrate all Major Feasts and selected weekly services from the Liturgical Calendar. Please see website for further information. Come and experience the liturgical worship of the ancient church in modern times. ALL SERVICES IN ENGLISH. Way of a Pilgrim Bookstore: Large array of icons, books, liturgical music, etc. www.orthodoxporttownsend.com

WEDNESDAY 7:00 p.m. Youth Group (Middle & High School) Also Offered: Prayer Ministry, Men’s/Women’s Ministries, Weekly Home Bible Groups And More. Call Church Office For More Information. 360-385-2545

(PCUSA)

“A Little Church With A Big Heart” 294433 Highway 101 P.O. Box 387, Quilcene (360) 765-3930 Scott Schaefer, Pastor SUNDAY 10:00 a.m. Adult Bible Study 11:00 a.m. Family Service

PORT HADLOCK EVANGELICAL FREE Irondale Church

www.sanjuanbaptist.org

A Place of Promise – To Grow and Belong

First Baptist Church

681 Irondale Road, Port Hadlock (360) 385-1720 Pastor David Hodgin

1202 Lawrence St. Uptown Port Townsend, WA 98368 (360) 385-2752 ptfirstbap@netscape.net Skip Cadorette, Pastor Loving God and Loving Port Townsend

SUNDAY 8 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite I 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II (nursery & children’s program available)

www.stpaulspt.org

SUNDAY 8:45 a.m. Service of Worship 8:45 a.m. Adult Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Service of Worship THURSDAY 10:00 a.m. Women’s Bible Study SATURDAY 7:00 p.m. Hour of Prayer email: plcc@olympus.net web: www.portludlowchurch.org

CHIMACUM LUTHERAN Lutheran Church of the Redeemer BAPTIST Oak Bay Baptist Church (SBC)

1314 Oak Bay Rd., Port Hadlock (360) 385-2897 Dr. Stiles Watson A small church with a big heart. A place for learning about the love and forgiveness from God. SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. Sunday School all ages 10:45 a.m. Morning Worship 6:00 p.m. Evening Service WEDNESDAY 7:00 p.m. Midweek Bible Study

45 Redeemer Way Chimacum, WA 98325 (360) 385-6977 Don Pieper, Pastor SUNDAY 8:00 a.m. Traditional Service 9:30 a.m. Sunday School (Adults & Children) 10:30 a.m. Contemporary Worship Service 5:00 p.m. Youth Group 9:30 a.m. Men’s Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Women’s Bible Study 11:00 a.m. “Upper Room’’ Prayer Group 1:00 p.m. Women’s Bible Study

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WEDNESDAY 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist and Healing Prayer

9534 Oak Bay Road Port Ludlow, WA 98365 (360) 437-0145 Dennis LaMance, Pastor

www.irondalechurch.org

A relaxed, blend of contemporary and traditional styles of music, prayer and honest Biblical teaching.

“An open and inclusive congregation” 1020 Jefferson Street P.O. Box 753 (Corner of Jefferson & Tyler) Port Townsend • (360) 385-0770 The Rev. Elizabeth A. Bloch, Rector Youth Director, Steve Roe

“Where everyone is someone and Jesus is Lord”

SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:30 a.m. Worship Service 6:30 p.m. Evening Bible Study Call for more information

SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. Worship Service Nursery provided.

EPISCOPAL Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church

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The falls

Falls View

Marymere Falls

Madison Creek Falls

quiet refuge seek sanctuary at peninsula falls For visitors needing a quiet refuge, seeking out some of the Peninsula’s falls offers the perfect opportunity to just get away from it all.

Relax & Enjoy the Ride! Jefferson Transit offers daily service between Port Townsend & the Tri-Area with convenient connections to Brinnon, Quilcene, Poulsbo & Sequim. While visiting Port Townsend, take advantage of ample free parking at our Park and Ride located near Safeway. Frequent service to and from the historic district.

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n One of the most popular sights is Marymere Falls, only 35 minutes from Port Angeles, in Olympic National Park. This 1.8-mile round-trip trail leads dayhikers through some of the park’s most pristine environment, weaving through old-growth forest, flowering plants and mushrooms (in season). DIRECTIONS: To reach the falls, take U.S. Highway 101 west from Port Angeles to the Storm King Ranger Station, on Lake Crescent. The trailhead begins as a paved walkway that runs along side of the ranger station, a recreation of the original station built in the early 1900s.You’ll see a nice view of the north side of the lake before wandering inland toward the falls. For about the first three-quarters of a mile of the trail, wheelchairs may be used with assistance. The final trek to the falls is a steep uphill climb, with the choice of two lookouts, one about 50 feet above the falls, the other at its base. At Lake Crescent, Fairholme Campground is open all year and offers a good launch spot onto the lake. The Lake Crescent Lodge and the Log Cabin Resort are open from April to late October.

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Some other falls worth seeing: n Madison Creek Falls: Follow U.S. Highway 101 to Olympic Hot Springs Road near the Elwha River bridge, turn south and follow the road about three miles to the park entrance station. This is the park’s most accessible waterfall — only about 150 yards from the parking area over a fully paved, wheelchair-ready trail. Picnic tables. n Sol Duc Falls: Take U.S. Highway 101 west from Port Angeles for 30 miles or 26 miles east from Forks. Turn southeast on Sol Duc Hot Springs Road and follow it 14 miles to the trailhead parking lot. Trail-guide maps are available at the trailhead. A wide gravel trail features a railed viewing area. n Falls View: Follow U.S. Highway 101 south of Quilcene to Fallsview Campground (about 3½ miles). A nature trail in the campground leads to viewpoints of this long waterfall, which cascades over a rocky cliff. VG.


Port Townsend| Jefferson County

CITY OF DREAMS

jefferson COUNTY OFFERS SMALL-TOWN FLAVOR, TASTE OF HISTORY

Welcome to Jefferson County, where Port Townsend, Quilcene, Brinnon, Port Ludlow and the “Tri-Area” of Chimacum, Port Hadlock and Irondale offer small-town friendliness, a taste of history and a surprisingly striking variety of activities. Tourists here can find lighthouses and farmhouses, attend a town festival and dig for clams all in the same day.

Port Townsend For visitors who enjoy delving into history, Port Townsend is the ideal place to visit. Just driving through the residential areas of town seems like a step back in time. The city is full of Victorian houses that have been restored, and the look is the result of an organized effort by city residents. The “City of Dreams,” as Port Townsend is known, was the first in Washington state to establish the Main Street Program, encouraging preservation of historical districts, renovation and restoration of buildings. There is so much history preserved here that Port Townsend is one of a few cities nationwide on the National Register of Historic Places. The city and Fort Worden State Park are also national landmarks. Many of the historic homes have been redesigned as bed-and-breakfast establishments. With more than a dozen B&Bs in former Victorian homes and buildings, Port Townsend could almost be called the bed-and-breakfast capital of the Pacific Northwest. For an overview of the historic sites, take the self-guided driving tour. Maps are available at the Visitor Information Center at the Haines Place Park and Ride, just off Sims Way near Safeway (follow the signs). >>>

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Marrowstone Island Another state park, Fort Flagler, is at the tip of nearby Marrowstone Island. It also offers beach access and picnic grounds, hiking trails and camping.

Tri-Area An excellent view of Naval Magazine Indian Island can be found in Port Hadlock. The island holds a Navy ammunition station with a tall crane that’s one of the county’s tallest structures. To the west, Chimacum is known chiefly for its dairy farms, spreading across Chimacum Valley. Nearby is Port Ludlow, which boasts the Northwest’s top-rated championship golf course and the Resort at Port Ludlow.

Quilcene-Brinnon

The Most Playable

GOLF COURSE in Jefferson County

Traveling south, visitors reach Quilcene, famed for its oyster production, with beds visible along Hood Canal. The Quilcene National Fish Hatchery is two miles south of town on U.S. Highway 101. Many hiking trails wind through areas of Olympic National Forest and Olympic National Park, weather permitting. Quilcene Ranger Station on U.S. 101 has maps and trail information. Mount Walker, the easternmost summit of the Olympic Mountains, offers one of the most fantastic views of Puget Sound. Mount Walker Viewpoint Road is five miles south of Quilcene on Walker Pass, at an elevation of 727 feet. Depending on weather conditions, visitors can drive a steep and winding road to the twin viewpoints or park at the base for a two-mile hike. Farther south is Brinnon, another community known for its shellfish. The Whitney Gardens, with more than 70 species and 300 hybrid varieties of rhododendrons, the state flower, is located there. VG.

Mulligan’s Snack Bar

Dry Year Round! • Yearly and monthly memberships • Mon., Wed., Fri. Senior Discounts

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If you drive a large motor home or pull a trailer, the driving tour may not be suitable because some of the streets are narrow, steep and require sharp turns. With its original buildings now restored for use as park, conference and entertainment facilities, Fort Worden State Park offers an insight into the military history of the area during the first half of the 20th century. Downtown, visitors may feel as though the main thoroughfare, Water Street, came out of an old-fashioned Hollywood movie. But art galleries, chic clothing boutiques and fine china shops make the window shopper feel like this is a mini San Francisco. Be sure to check out the seaside restaurants and cafes, where you can relax and watch kayakers paddling by or sailboats catching the breeze. On a clear day you can even see Mount Baker.

Open To The Public

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Pit stops along the way n Three quarters of the way between Port Angeles and Port Townsend, U.S. Highway 101 winds around the south end of a tranquil bay. Whether drivers are heading to the West End or the Hood Canal Bridge, Discovery Bay can be an ideal place to take a rest from the road, stay overnight or just get away from the faster pace of living. Other visitors come for the weekend or longer vacations. The Port of Port Townsend owns a public recreational boat launch in Gardiner. While kayakers sometimes paddle along the shoreline, the bay is typically quiet. However, the bay’s quiet waters once served as an anchorage for wooden tall ships. British explorer Capt. George Vancouver found Discovery Bay in 1792 and named the body of water after his flagship, HMS Discovery. After a sawmill was built in 1853, boats carried wood in and out of the bay.

if i had a boat . . . The Native Americans who lived on the Quimper Peninsula can still be heard in the soft whisper of history and legend. Nomadic tribes once inhabited the site where Point Hudson Marina and resort complex now sits. They gathered shellfish and other seafood on what was a swampy spit of land. White settlers established saloons on the beach near the Native settlement, and they soon established the worst possible reputation. In 1859, St. Anthony’s Mission was built by Father Rossi, and by the 1870s, Point Hudson — renamed in 2008 from Hudson Point — had a shipyard, sawmill and ice house. The Native Americans were relegated to selling baskets, shellfish and fish, and economic development pushed them out of the area by 1889. A dugout canoe found on Protection Island in 1952, housed under a shelter at Point Hudson, was returned to the Makah tribe recently. An interpretive sign with the canoe said an 1860 census showed that 18 Chimakum families and 14 Klallam lodges were in existence at Point Hudson. Chetzemoka Park in Port Townsend bears the name of the Klallam chief who lived from 1808 to 1888. South of Point Hudson and past Chetzemoka Park is the Crow’s Nest, the site of a Thunderbird legend of the Chimakum tribe. The legend holds that Thunderbird settled on a rock along the bluff but erosion threatened to dislodge it. Thunderbird had to hold the rock in place, but the Chimakum tribe implored him to fly to the heavens to summon rain during a drought. VG.

n Victorian homes grace many Port Townsend streets. Just a few to drive by are the Starrett House, the F.W. Hastings House, the James House and Lizzie’s Inn, all located in the uptown district. The Port Townsend Chamber of Commerce can provide information on many other historic homes and buildings.

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Propane Fueled Appliances Leave A Smaller Carbon Footprint than their Electric Counterparts And it’s available today!

Other city highlights:

Commercial and Residential Fuel Delivery Tanks Leased and Sold Propane Fireplaces

n Harbor seals can often be seen near Seal Rock, two miles north of Brinnon. Oyster-gathering opportunities on the beach, especially at low-tide, are said to be excellent. n Rhododendrons, Washington’s state flower, can be seen in the thousands at Whitney Gardens, Highway 101 in Brinnon. Camellias, azaleas, maples and magnolias can be enjoyed there, too. The blooms also are in abundance at the Rhododendron Festival, the second weekend in May in Port Townsend. VG.

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2. Ancestral Spirits Galler y Open Daily 701 Water St. 360-385-0078 Fine Native Art by indigenous artists and craftspeople of North America and Siberia. "An exquisite art gallery". National Geographic Traveler www.ancestralspirits.com Open Daily 10am 3. Port Townsend Galler y 715 Water St. 360-379-8110 Fine art and jewelry from the hearts, hands, and studios of local artists. Come in and enjoy our waterfront location and artful garden. www.porttownsendgallery.com 4. Earthenworks Daily 10-5:30 702 Water St. 360-385-0328 Voted one of the Top 100 Retailers of American Craft www.earthenworksgallery.com

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1. Pacific Traditions Daily 10-6 637 Water St. 360-385-4770 Local & nationally recognized Native artists of distinction. www.pacifictraditions.com

11. Galler y 9 Thurs-Tues 10-6, Wed noon-4 1012 Water St. 360-379-8881 North Olympic Artists' cooperative www.gallery-9.com

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12. Elizabeth Haight Galler y by appointment Port Townsend 360-385-3075 Regional, abstract, figurative, glass, botanical & religious art. www.elisabethhaight.com 13. Northwind Arts Center Thurs-Mon 12-5 2409 Jefferson St. 360-379-1086 A non-profit center connecting the arts and community. We feature juried and invitational exhibits, workshops, lectures, a venue for writers, and a yearly studio tour and arts festival. www.northwindarts.org 14. The Art Mine Inn at Port Hadlock 360-385-7030 310 Hadlock Bay Rd. Three story contemporary art gallery www.innatporthadlock.com

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fall foliage Yellow, red, green and orange are dominant colors along North Olympic Peninsula roads and highways during the fall.

The acres of evergreens, cottonwoods, poplars and maples form an autumn pallet of colors. Hiking, biking or touring the Peninsula by car is a rewarding experience in autumn. Science tells us that leaves are at their prettiest hue in climates that have the right amount of water and light. A warm sunny start to fall combined with cool night temperatures result in a spectacular fall color tour. during October and November: ■ Stroll along the Waterfront Trail in Port Angeles and continue east along the Olympic Discovery Trail. ■ Olympic National Park also offers a great place to witness fall colors. Olympic offers year-round outdoor opportunities, and the fall months offer hikers a chance to enjoy nature without being inundated with tourists. Within the park, bigleaf and vine maples stand out among evergreen, hemlock and spruce trees. ■ A bicycle ride or stroll along the Spruce Railroad Trail, which curves along the north shore of Lake Crescent, is an autumn must. The trail is one of the only trails that allow mountain bikes in Olympic National Park. Leaves crunch underfoot or tire as people follow the trail which is an old railbed built during World War I to transport Sitka spruce from the Peninsula to factories manufacturing aircraft.

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■ Also in the Lake Crescent area, Storm King Trail — a 3.8-mile round-trip, semi-strenuous uphill hike — makes a wonderful perch to view colorful trees at the lake. ■ The Hoh River Trail, Hurricane Ridge’s series of trails, the Elwha Valley and the Sol Duc area are prime spots to view fall foliage. One of the most accessible and best fall colors viewing areas on the Peninsula is the Hall of Mosses trail in the Hoh Rain Forest. The trail contains an area packed with bigleaf maples with leaves are so large that it seems to take minutes for them to float to the ground. ■ On the eastern Peninsula, the Hood Canal area also offers a colorful respite — particularly the Hamma Hamma and Dosewallips areas. As daylight hours grow shorter and temperatures drop, people should remember to wear layers, pack the flashlight or headlamp and remember to check road conditions if needed. Do not forget to bring along the camera to capture those memories. VG.

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Sequim| Dungeness Valley

living in a (rain) shadow BLUE HOLE GETS ONLY ABOUT 16 INCHES OF PRECIPITATION EACH YEAR Protected from U.S. Highway 101 traffic by a bypass, Sequim is a friendly town that offers access to the Dungeness Valley. If this is your first visit to Sequim (pronounced “Skwim”), stop by the Chamber of Commerce visitor center at the east end of town for a self-guided tour of local attractions, both in town and in the valley beyond. The chamber visitor center is located at 1192 E. Washington St., phone 360-683-6197.

The in-town tour includes the scale model of a working water wheel at the visitors center, the Sister City Friendship Garden at Carrie Blake Park, Pioneer Park with its colorful flower gardens and foliage, and the old Clallam Co-op Granary. Downtown, you’ll find specialty gift shops, art and antique dealers and small-town cafes. Efforts are under way to make the downtown areas even more pedestrian — and bicyclefriendly. Sequim — sometimes referred to as the “blue hole” — sits in the rain shadow of the North Olympic Peninsula and gets only about

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16 inches of rain each year. The weather is one of many things that make Sequim a favorite retirement spot. To get a feel for the history of the area, visit the Museum and Arts Center, 175 W. Cedar St. Here you’ll find memorabilia from pioneer days and Native American life, along with mastodon fossils from 12,000 years ago. When you’re ready for a driving tour, head north on SequimDungeness Way. Here are some of the sights you’ll find along the way: n Cline Spit, off Marine Drive in the New Dungeness area.

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In the early 1890s, a thriving community developed at the edge of a three-quarter mile dock, the remains of which can still be seen. n Oyster House on the Port of Port Angeles boat ramp on Marine Drive at Dungeness Bay. Oysters were harvested yearround and packed for wholesale and retail. n The McAlmond House, built in 1861, is west of the Old Dungeness Schoolhouse, on the bluffs. Designated a national historical site, it was the first house of sawed lumber built in the county. The house is not open to the public. n Old Dungeness Schoolhouse, west of the river at Dungeness, was a public school from 1895 to 1955. It is a state historical site and is operated by the Museum and Arts Center. Annual events open to the public include a Christmas House in December. >>>

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You miss a lot when you’re stuck in the car. While walking, though, things materialize in front of you. The scenery and the scents get so interesting, you could almost forget you’re exercising. That’s the idea behind Sequim’s walking maps, posted at five locations around town — two at the public restrooms at Sequim Avenue and Washington Street, and one each at the Seal Street mini park, Washington and North Seal streets; Water Reuse Demonstration Site, North Blake Avenue and Fir Street; and Carrie Blake Park, North Blake and Cedar streets. Framed by local artist Karin Anderson’s verdant rendering of farmland, fish, elk, mountains and other natural features, the map shows four walking routes. There’s the 1.1-mile blue line along Cedar; the 2.6-mile gold route from East Washington through Carrie Blake Park and up across Fir Street. And the 2.3-mile green line almost circumnavigates the city core, going out Sequim Avenue to Hendrickson Road and then back in along Fifth Avenue to Bell and Maple streets. The beauty — one of them, at least — is that all Sequim walks are flat. Another nice thing: While walking, you can discover Sequim’s quaint businesses. New shops, cafes, who knows what’s coming in next — the routes take you into the town’s developing heart. The maps are printed on nonyellowing archival paper and protected by Plexiglas at their locations around the city. The locals say that walking, especially in Sequim, is a low-cost way to stay fit and in touch with the town’s changing complexion. VG.


n The Scenic Loop Drive takes you along Marine Drive, with its breathtaking view of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the Dungeness Spit and Lighthouse and — on a clear day — Victoria, British Columbia. n The Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge encompasses Dungeness Spit and part of Dungeness Bay. This is a prime nesting area for waterfowl and shorebirds, and the tideflats have crabs, clams, oysters and other shellfish. The refuge is open all year for hiking, with camping available at the adjacent Dungeness Recreation Area. n The Dungeness Light Station at the end of Dungeness Spit is the oldest lighthouse north of the Columbia River. Built in 1857 but now automated, the facility is cared for by volunteer lighthouse tenders. The walk to the lighthouse is about five miles each way, weather permitting. n Dungeness River Railroad Bridge Park and Natural History Center, located between U.S. 101 and Runnion Road (access from Fifth Avenue North and Hendrickson or from Carlsborg and Runnion roads). The park — the first designated Audubon Center in the state — features a restored railroad bridge with nature trails, picnicking and birdwatching. Driving through the Dungeness Valley brings the

agricultural history of the area into focus. A century ago, dairy farms thrived here, and irrigation was introduced to turn the valley into a farming paradise. Now most of the large farms are gone, and the area is being transformed into a residential mecca dotted with smaller farms with more diverse crops. One of the primary crops is lavender. What began as an experiment has now grown into a thriving enterprise. Sequim celebrates a Lavender Festival each summer, where the many uses of this versatile crop are showcased. The valley also is home, in season, to flower-growing farms and organic vegetable and fruit farms. VG.

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Now there is one place you can come for minor emergencies and care for the entire family. Primary Care Sequim & Walk-In Clinic provides primary care appointments and urgent care on a walk-in basis. From sore throats and minor emergencies to check-ups, immunizations, sports physicals and health and wellness counseling; we have the best choice for you. To serve our business community, we provide pre-employment physicals, DOT physicals, and drug screening; and we can take care of your employees should they become ill or injured. You will find a commitment to personal care and one place for urgent, routine and follow-up visits.

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But it was irrigation — namely, the opening of the first ditch channeling water from the Dungeness River — that brought the community together more than 113 years ago. Today, the Irrigation Festival celebrates water and the Sequim community. Months of hard work preceded the May 1, 1896, inauguration of the system that would bring water to the Sequim-Dungeness Valley, which back then was a dry prairie. People started arriving at Callen’s Corner (now the roundabout at Port Williams Road and Sequim-Dungeness Way) early in the morning, traveling hilly, crooked roads in covered wagons, on horseback and on foot. They brought a lot of food — the custom at the time, according to an account from the Sequim Bicentennial History Book Committee, was to bring at least twice as much as was needed to feed your family. Races and ball games followed dinner, along with “much visiting among the families who saw each other seldom in those days of difficult transportation.” The irrigation system grew significantly in subsequent years,

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and the festival named after it has expanded as well. “Originally, it was celebrated by the farmers and the people who created the ditches,” said 2008 festival chairman Joe Borden. “[Now] we get floats and bands from other communities. Lots of people come from out of town. There’s usually several out-of-town bands.” There’s also a festival pageant, three parades, a car show, a motorcycle show, a logging demonstration, an arts and crafts show and a carnival. But it’s still a gathering point for people — indeed, in these days of easy transportation, 10,000 to 15,000 visitors are expected on the culminating Saturday alone. As of press time, plans for the 114th Sequim Irrigation Festival on May 2-10, 2009, were still in their infancy. Visit www.irrigationfestival.com for a rundown of events, including the crowning of the queen and her court, that will comprise the festival. But one thing’s already known: The weather in Sequim in May can be outstanding. VG.


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Olympic Game Farm is the place to get face to face and experience wildlife at close range.

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400 W. Fir St., Sequim 2620 S. Francis, Port Angeles Monday thru Friday 2:30 - 6:00 Mary Budke 683-8095 George Rodes 417-2831

Olympic Peninsula, Chapter 74 Dinner meeting 2nd Monday, 6 p.m. Sequim Elks Lodge No. 2642, 143 Pt. Williams Gene Mattson 360-681-0533

2nd Wednesday of every month 7 p.m. Pioneer Memorial Park 387 E. Washington, Sequim Cl. Co. Democratic Headquarters 360-683-4502 www.clallamdemocrats.org

North Olympic Skills Center 905 W. 9th St. Port Angeles Noon on Thursdays Tom Allen, President 360-457-0285

General Meeting: 3rd Tuesday, 7 p.m. “The Fifth Ave.”, 500 W. Hendrickson, Sequim Jewelry Making Classes. Lapidary Shop Classes. Call for times and locations Rock Show, Oct. 1, 2, 3, 2010 Wanda Power, 360-681-2323 Foster Thompson, 360-681-7981 www.olympicrocks.com 302 S. Francis St., Port Angeles “Power of Community” ccfymca.org Open Seven Days A Week 306-452-9244 Republican Headquarters, 509 S. Lincoln, P.A. 3rd Monday each month at 7 p.m. 360-417-3035 Dick Piling 360-460-7652 3rd Thursday of Month 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lincoln Center, Room 208 905 W. 9th St., Port Angeles Linda Rotmark, Executive Director 360-457-7793 2165 Francis St. Port Angeles Mon. - Thur. 10-2 p.m. - Fri. 10 - Noon 2nd Sunday every month. 1 p.m. Potluck, 2 p.m. Meeting Vance Percival 360-417-9444 or 417-2630 1st Tuesday, monthly, 10 a.m. Pioneer Memorial Park, Sequim Bob Kauffman 360-681-8067 Emma Peterson 360-452-7096 No meetings in Dec./Jan; May show

Caregiver Support, 411 W. Washington, Sequim Mondays 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. Grandparent Raising Grandchildren, Sequim 2nd & 4th Tues. at 411 W. Washington, 6-7:30 p.m. Drop in the office at 411 W. Washington St., Sequim Tuesdays from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. for help with care giving or other questions. Carolyn Lindley, Office 411 W. Washington, Sequim 360-417-8554, 1-866-450-3152 or lindlcl@dshs.wa.gov

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1st & 3rd Wednesday 3:00 p.m. Healthy Families of Clallam County in Boardroom 1210 E. Front St., Port Angeles Brian Pettyjohn 360-417-5188

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The Olympic Game Farm, 1423 Ward Road in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley, is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. The game farm houses about 30 species of animals. Along the driving tour — which lasts about 45 minutes — visitors can see zebras, llamas, elk and ostrich. Other animals include lions, tigers, cougars, leopards, bobcat, coyote, rhinoceros, yaks and more. The grizzly bears prove to be a big hit with visitors, as they will beg for food from just a short distance away. Feeding the animals is permitted at the farm, but officials warn guests to watch their fingers. A loaf of bread costs 50 cents at the main gate. Guests enter at their own risk, and visitors are asked to follow the rules at all times: Stay in your vehicle; keep doors, sunroofs and large windows closed; follow directional markers and stay on the roadway; drive slowly but steadily through the entire area; and avoid feeding buffalo near the gates. For more information, call Olympic Game Farm at 360-683-4295. VG.

– CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS – 2nd & 4th Tuesday monthly, 12 Noon Call for location Jeri Smith 360-683-6197 www.sequimchamber.com

Senior Center Corner of 7th & Peabody 7:00 a.m., Every Thursday Marsha Robin 360-452-7925 www.sijetset.com

Sequim Senior Center, 921 E. Hammond St. 2nd & 4th Wednesday at 6:15 p.m. Betty Wilkerson 360-457-5600 Ardnt Lorenzen 360-683-7550

www.unitedwayclallam.org 102 1/2 E. First St., Port Angeles Jody Moss, Executive Director 360- 457-3011 Help call 211 or visit www.win211.org

Bushwhacker Friday at noon President Donna Petersen 360-452-3023 www.sipawa.org Mariner Cafe, 707 E. Washington St., Sequim 2nd & 4th Tuesdays at 7 a.m. Rose Jaeger 360-681-3507

Monthly, 3rd Friday, 11:30 a.m. Paradise Restaurant, 703 N. Sequim Ave., Sequim Marty Arnold 360-457-4683

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come a little closer n With binoculars, you can sometimes see seals playing in the spit’s surf or basking in the sun. At the end of the spit is the New Dungeness Lighthouse. The light is automated, but nonetheless lighthouse tours can be arranged. Volunteers operate the lighthouse daily. The lighthouse is the oldest beacon north of the Columbia River — built in 1857 and opened about one week before the lighthouse on Tatoosh Island off Cape Flattery at the Olympic Peninsula’s northwestern tip. You can hike to the lighthouse.

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The Dungeness Spit has become a prime destination of many North Olympic Peninsula visitors. And it’s no wonder with the gorgeous views of Canada, Mount Baker and Protection Island visible on clear days. The vast, sandy beach — inhabited by assorted waterfowl and critters — rarely seems crowded, even on hot days. At about five miles long, the spit is the largest natural sand hook in the nation. It was formed from sand and clay that eroded from the high bluffs to the west and were then deposited by tidal and wave action near the mouth of the Dungeness River. Like many aspects of Mother Nature, the spit is often breached in harsh weather, but it then gently heals itself. Much of the Dungeness Spit and part of Dungeness Bay formed by the sandy hook are in the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge, a prime nesting ground for waterfowl. The bay formed by the spit is as famous as its namesake, the Dungeness crab, which can be caught with crab pots or fishing poles. The spit and other parts of the wildlife refuge are open only to foot traffic. There are trails for horseback riding. A single-visit $3 permit is required and will allow the permit holder and family to enter the refuge. There is no charge for children younger than 16. VG.

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Want to bring maritime history to life by living as a lighthouse keeper at Dungeness Spit? The duty of a keeper includes giving tours of the light tower at 74 steps, polishing the light and mowing the lawn. But for those who want to bask in the beauty of Dungeness Spit, visit with tourists and enjoy the serenity of the area, sign up to stay for a week. The lighthouse celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2007. The Coast Guard withdrew its last keeper from the light station in March 1994. It planned to board up the building, but members of the New Dungeness Light Station Association, a group organized in early 1994 as a way to staff and maintain the station, offered its help, said Bette Leffle, board member of the lighthouse group. Go to the Web site for information on how to become a lighthouse keeper, www.newdungenesslighthouse.com, or phone 360-683-6638. The association works with the Coast Guard, which maintains the lantern and foghorn, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Access to the lighthouse is limited to hikers at low tide and small boats in calm seas. VG.

Dress: Be prepared for quick changes in the weather and the water, usually for the worse. Check the tides. If you’re going to hike any distance, plan your walk for an outgoing tide and the firm, wet sand that it leaves behind. Getting there: Drive U.S. Highway 101 west from Sequim. Turn north on Kitchen-Dick Road. Continue three miles to Dungeness Recreation Area and drive through to the refuge parking lot. Hours: Daily from sunrise to sunset. Fee $3 per person/family. Caution: Leave your pets, mountain bikes and plans for a campfire back on the bluff. They are prohibited. Horseback riding is by reservation only and you supply the horse. Reservations are also required for boat landings at the lighthouse. Contact: Dungeness National Wildlife Reserve, 360-457-8451. VG.

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Winter Worship Services BIBLE CHURCH

BAPTIST

Olympic Bible Fellowship

First Baptist Sequim (S.B.C.)

New Location 261913 Hwy 101 Mailing Address 394 Kirner Rd. Sequim WA 98382 • 683-6731 Rich Hay, Pastor Jed Cary, AWANA Pastor

SUNDAY 10:45 a.m. Worship Service 6:00 p.m. The Truth Project 6:00 p.m AWANA thru High School MONDAY 7:00 p.m.Youth Group

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TUESDAY 10:00 a.m. Precept Bible Study

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WEDNESDAY 7:00 p.m. Prayer Meeting go to www.obfchurch.org for current information

Calvary Chapel Sequim Serving Sequim and Port Angeles 91 South Boyce Road (West of Sequim off Hwy 101) 360-683-5995 Hans Bailey, Pastor “We teach through the Word”

email: sequim@calvarychapel.com www.calvarychapelsequim.com

SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Sequim Seventh-day Adventist Church Family 30 Sanford Lane (Off Sequim Ave.) Pastor Dale Kongorski (360) 683-7373 sequimadventist@qwestoffice.net sequimadventistchurch.org

SATURDAY Mornings 9:30 a.m. Bible Classes - all ages 10:50 a.m. Praise & Worship

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10:00 a.m. Sunday School 11:00 a.m. Worship Service

MONDAY 5:30 p.m. Youth Group

6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Youth Group

WEDNESDAY 6:00 p.m. Adult Bible Study & Prayer

Faith Baptist Church GARBC 7652 Old Olympic Hwy, Sequim 683-7303 Family Oriented Ministry Emphasizing Bible Preaching and Teaching

WEDNESDAY 6:00 p.m. Prayer Meeting Nursery available

UNITARIAN Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 73 Howe Road • 417-2665 (Off of North Barr Road)

SUNDAY 10:30 a.m. Worship Year ‘Round Call for info.– 417-2665 “Visitors Always Welcome” www.olympicuu.org

RELIGIOUS SCIENCE

Cornerstone Baptist Temple Sequim Bible Church

847 N. Sequim Avenue (360) 683-4135 Dave Wiitala, Senior Pastor Shane McCrossen, Youth Pastor SUNDAY 9:00 a.m. Adult Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Coffee Fellowship 10:20 a.m. Children’s Classes (ages 3-12) 10:30 a.m. WORSHIP SERVICE (Nursery Available) 6:00 p.m. Evening Service 6:00 p.m. E3 Student Ministries

(Fundamental-Independent) 44 Joslin Rd. (360) 681-3832 (Off Hwy. 101, W. of old Costco) Daniel M. Savage, Pastor SUNDAY 10 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 11 a.m. Worship 7 p.m. Evening Worship WEDNESDAY 7 p.m. Bible Study & Prayer Nursery provided all services “We Preach Christ”

WEDNESDAY 6:30 p.m. Adult Bible Study & Prayer 6:30 p.m. AWANA (Beginning Sept.)

ASSEMBLIES OF GOD Sequim Worship Center

THURSDAY 7:30 a.m. Men’s Breakfast & Bible Study at Mariner Café Call the church office for information about Precept Bible Studies, Home Bible Studies and Prayer Meetings.

640 N. Sequim Avenue • 683-7981 David Westman, Pastor SUNDAY SERVICES 10:45 a.m. & 6:00 p.m.

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Formerly Sequim Church of Religious Science

Meeting at Pioneer Memorial Park 387 E. Washington St., Sequim (360) 681-0177 Rev. Lynn Osborne 10:00 a.m.

METHODIST Trinity United Methodist Church

100 S. Blake Ave., Sequim (Next to Carrie Blake Park) P.O. Box 3697 • (360) 683-5367 Bill Gordon, Pastor SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. Celebration Service 9:30 a.m. Sunday School and Nursery 10:30 a.m. Fellowship/ Refreshments 11:00 a.m. Traditional Service

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SUNDAY 9:00 a.m. Spanish Worship 9:30 a.m. Small Group Bible Study for all ages 10:45 a.m. Worship Service 6:00 p.m. Worship Service

SUNDAY 9:45 Sunday School 11:00 a.m. Worship 6:00 p.m. Praise and Fellowship

SUNDAY 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. Worship 9:00 a.m. Sunday School 11:00 a.m. Children’s Church WEDNESDAY 7:00 p.m. Bible Study 7:00 p.m. Children’s Church Childcare Available Home groups meet throughout the week

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Winter Worship Services NONDENOMINATIONAL Eastern Hills Community Church

Committed To The T.A.S.K.S. 81 Savannah Lane, Carlsborg (across from Carlsborg Post Office) (360) 681-4367 Mark Weatherford, Pastor Scott Adams, Worship Pastor Larry Loucks, Youth Pastor SUNDAY 9:00 & 11:00 a.m. Worship

SEQUIM EPISCOPAL St. Luke’s Episcopal Church 525 N. 5th Avenue P.O. Box 896 • 683-4862 The Rev. Robert Rhoads

TUESDAY 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Youth Group and Children’s AWANA Bible Study Fellowship Groups Meet Throughout The Week Call for information (360) 681-4367 Uplifting The Name Of Jesus. Friendly Atmosphere, Upbeat Music, Relevant Messages www.easternhillscommunitychurch.org

SUNDAY EUCHARIST 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. SUNDAY SCHOOL 10 a.m. www.stlukesparish.net

CATHOLIC St. Joseph Catholic Church

121 E. Maple St. PO Box 1209 ~ 683-6076 Rev. Victor Olvida, Pastor DAILY MASS 8:30 a.m. Tues. ~ Fri. WEEKEND MASSES 5:00 p.m. Sat. 8:30 & 10:30 a.m. Sun. www.sequimcatholicchurch.org

CHURCH OF CHRIST Sequim Church of Christ Meeting at American Legion Hall Corner of Prairie & Sequim Ave. 360-683-2152

Sequim Community Church

Join a small group 950 N. 5th Ave., 683-4194 office@SequimCommunityChurch.org Dr. Scott Koenigsaecker, Senior Pastor SUNDAY WORSHIP 9 & 11 a.m. Contemporary 10 a.m. Traditional

LUTHERAN

The King’s Way

Dungeness Valley Lutheran (E.L.C.A.)

A Four Square Church

1023 Kitchen-Dick Road Pastor: Mike VanProyen Office Hrs.: Mon.-Wed. 9am-noon (360) 683-8020 kingsway@olympus.net SUNDAY 9 a.m., 11 a.m. Services Nursery Available Both Services 9 a.m., 11 a.m. Children’s Ministry WEDNESDAY 7 p.m. Elementary AWANA Middle School Program & High School Program Bible Studies & Home Groups Available Throughout The Week

Dungeness Community Church 45 Eberle Lane • 683-7333 (Off Sequim-Dungeness Way) Pastors: Scott Culver, Wayne Yamamoto Parish Nurse: Jenny Hartman Children’s Ministries Leader: Cherrie Bishop Church Administrator: Gary Rude

SUNDAY 10:00 a.m. Worship Services 10:00 a.m. Sunday School (2 yrs. thru high school) Nursery available 8:45 & 11:45 a.m. Adult Electives Available www.dcchurch.org

Sunday School for all ages Loving Infant Care www.SequimCommunityChurch.org

Sequim Valley Foursquare Church

9090 Old Olympic Hwy. • 683-7382 Randy Hurlbut, Pastor SUNDAY 9:15 a.m. Sunday School 9 & 10:30 a.m. Worship Service 6 p.m. Home Groups WEDNESDAY 7 p.m. Adult Bible Study THURSDAY 6:45 p.m. Pioneer for Kids & Youth Nursery Available for All Services

CONGREGATION OLYMPIC B’NAI SHALOM Jewish Community of Sequim and Port Angeles Monthly Shabbat Services & Onegs High Holy Days and Other Jewish Holiday Services Social and Cultural Events... Bi-Monthly Newsletter Connections to Seattle and Tacoma Congregations For Information: www.obsh.org, 681-4518 or write P.O. Box 553, Port Angeles, WA 98362

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925 North Sequim Ave. • 681-0946 Pastor Jack Anderson Parish Assistant, Mary Griffith, RN SUNDAY 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Worship 9:40 Christian Education WEDNESDAY 6:00 p.m. Potluck 6:45 p.m. Christian Education Nursery Service Available www.dvelca.org email: dvlcoffice@gmail.com

Faith Lutheran Church (LCMS) 382 W Cedar • 360-683-4803 Rev. Steve Eaton Rev. Roger Stites SUNDAY 8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Worship 9:45 a.m. Sunday School & Adult Bible Classes Youth Groups & Activities Christian Preschool HOLY COMMUNION 1st & 3rd Sundays of the month Both Services

FRIENDS/QUAKER Peninsula Evangelical Friends Church

Between Sequim & Port Angeles on Old Olympic Hwy. 1291 N. Barr Road, Pt. Angeles 452-9105 Pastor Jonathan D. Fodge Ministers: The Entire Congregation SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:45 a.m. Meeting for Worship Call for times and dates of Evening Meetings, Bible Studies and other services jfodge@olypen.com Families worshiping and learning together www.pefcpa.com

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nature’s reflection Parks are meant to be enjoyed in person, a place to recreate and commune with nature. But sometimes, a virtual tour can be equally stimulating. Case in point: Railroad Bridge Park, where the swift waters of the Dungeness River flow beneath an old train trestle, where paths explore the river banks, and where the Dungeness River Audubon Center educates visitors on the wildlife and natural world around them. The Audubon Center maintains an extensive Web site (www.dungenessrivercenter. org) with photographs of the park’s trademark bridge and other views of the area, and plenty of information that one could never glean from simply walking through the park. Did you know that hairy cat’s-ear, oxeye daisy and nipplewort grow in the area? Or even what they are? (They’re herbs, according to the site.)

Did you know that humans lived and hunted in the Dungeness area 12,000 years ago? Or that the first irrigation ditch in the state took water from the river 113 years ago? All of this, and much more about the ecosystem, are told on the site, as is information on bird counts in the area.

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For the desktop adventurer, the Web site can take you to the park with a few clicks of the mouse. But chances are once you see it on the screen, you’ll want to see it in person. Here’s what you don’t get from a computer tour: The squash of soft mud and dark sand beneath your feet on the nature loop trail. The soothing sounds of water flowing over rocks and stones.

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A deep breath of crisp, clear oxygen. The sight of mist rising from the murky river as the day’s brightness seeps through the trees. A view of delicate bird tracks and raccoon prints pressed into the mud. The way a stick dropped into a side channel breaks the glassy reflection of tall trees on the water’s surface. The echo of schoolchildren’s excited shrieks and screams as they push their faces through the bridge railing and look down at the water. From the Audubon Center on the east side of the river, the wheelchair-accessible Railraod Bridge Park leads across the Dungeness’ main channel and side channels into a paved path, which passes scenic meadow land and a few homes before linking with the Olympic Discovery Trail. VG.


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at play in the fields of the park The Dog Park Pals are running all over Sequim, inviting people and canines to their playground. First, of course, the Pals had to raise money to build their off-leash dog park. A run-free space was the dream of dog owners in and around Sequim, and in the spring of 2006 they persuaded thenPublic Works Director James Bay and the Sequim City Council to approve their proposal for a 1-acre swatch at Carrie Blake Park. Now that the off-leash park is built, anyone — not only Pals members — can use it, emphasized Ruth Marcus, one of the original Pals. Moreover, you don’t need to have a dog. Marcus and her retriever, Rumi, often meet dogless pedestrians who just want to give Rumi a pat, chat about the weather and just admire the dog’s goldenness. Rather than go to the park and sit on a bench, people without pets of their own can visit the Pals park and watch the dogs play, Marcus said. “It’s a way to connect and make friends,” and to infuse some canine joie de vivre into the day. The dog park opened last spring. Check out www.sequimdogparks.org for the latest information. The Sequim Dog Park Pals is a registered nonprofit organization, so donations are tax-deductible. VG.

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All photographs are there to remind us of what we forget. In this — as in other ways — they are the opposite of paintings. Paintings record what the painter remembers. Because each one of us forgets different things, a photo more than a painting may change its meaning according to who is looking at it.” — John Berger Champagne Calla Lilies is on display at the Sequim Museum & Arts Center as part of a featured photography exhibit. |by Witta Priester

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A mastodon in Sequim? Yes, there really is one — at least, the bones of a creature, one of the more interesting exhibits from a 1975 discovery. Visitors to the Sequim Museum and Arts Center love the idea of a woolly mammoth having once roamed the valley. During excavation on the Manis family farm near Sequim, bone and tusk artifacts were found. The resulting research determined the remains could be traced to that of a mastodon, which roamed the North Olympic Peninsula nearly 12,000 years ago. Photographs of the excavation and a scale model of the site are also on display. Upon request, a video explaining the mastodon discovery can be viewed. A mastodon mural adorns the museum walls, and the bones, which make up about half the animal, are featured in a case. Located at 175 W. Cedar St., the museum features a variety of well-lighted, neatly displayed exhibits of artifacts, antiques and historic discoveries of the region. Another remarkable display is the antique bedroom set, called the Cowan

early 1970s, and the old mail boxes, with their brass fittings, are a prize display.

Victorian room, donated to the museum by the family of John Cowan, a Sequim pioneer. The showcase features the handcarved birds-eye maple bed frame, marble-topped desk and beaded chairs, which once had been used in the Craigdarroch Castle in Victoria.

Another exhibit shows off buttons and pins from the 114-year history of the Sequim Irrigation Festival. Smaller displays offer historic photographs and information about the region, including Jamestown, Dungeness and old downtown Sequim along with a display of historical tools used in the region. The building housing the museum served as Sequim’s post office until the

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An administration building was built and opened in 1999 at 544 N. Sequim Ave. It serves the public for historical and genealogical research. The Museum and Arts Center is managed by a board of trustees; the organization has more than 600 members supporting the mission of the nonprofit museum. The organization also operates the Second Chance consignment shop, 155 W. Cedar St., and the historical Old Dungeness School, 2781 Towne Road, on the scenic Dungeness Loop. Visitors to the Sequim Museum and Arts Center are greeted by friendly, knowledgeable volunteers who will explain any of the numerous items on display. The museum features rotating exhibits by local artists and changing museum exhibits throughout the year. Visit www.sequimmuseum.org for news on current exhibits and events into spring 2010. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, closed Sunday and Monday. VG.

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the peninsula’s small wineries are making names for themselves, and doing a winery-loop tour is a good way to pass the time.

Most of the local wineries are small, producing fewer than 2,000 cases a year, and they are definitely hands-on operations. Tasting rooms are open at these wineries, which process their wines mainly from grapes from the Columbia River Valley, Oregon and California, although one — Black Diamond Winery — has begun growing its own cool-climate grapes. Plaques from various wine competitions testify to the success the wineries have had with their vintages. In addition to the traditional wines, some produce fruit wines like strawberry, strawberry rhubarb, plum and apricot. VG.

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■ Black Diamond Winery, 2976 Black Diamond Road, Port Angeles. 360-457-0748. ■ Camaraderie Cellars, 334 Benson Road, Port Angeles. 360-417-3564. ■ Olympic Cellars, 255410 U.S. Highway 101, Port Angeles. 360-452-0160 ■ Sorensen Cellars, 274 S. Otto St., Port Townsend. 360-379-6416. ■ FairWinds Winery, 1984 Hastings Ave. W., Port Townsend. 360-385-6899. ■ Harbinger Winery, 2358 U.S. Highway 101 West, Port Angeles. 360-452-4262.

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■ Keep a supply of your “house wines” on hand for impromptu gatherings. When you discover wines you particularly like, stock a few extra bottles to open whenever friends drop in. Your guests may get to taste something new, and you won’t have to rush out to shop. ■ You don’t need a wine cellar to store bottles you’ll be drinking within the next year or so. Just keep them in a cool place away from direct sunlight such as the kitchen pantry or hall closet. ■ Have fun with favorite wine flavors — chardonnay, white zinfandel, cabernet sauvignon and merlot. These wine varietals are crowd-pleasers, so experiment with ones from a region or winery that is new to you. ■ Quick wine calculation: A standard 750 ml bottle of wine has five glasses. To estimate how much wine you’ll need, plan on two glasses of wine per person for most occasions. ■ Need to chill a bottle of white wine to serve in a hurry? Immerse it in a 50/50 combination of ice and water. It will be ready to sip in about 20 minutes instead of the hour or so it takes to chill wine in the refrigerator. ■ The glasses you have are the glasses to use. You don’t need special stemware to enjoy wine; your everyday wine glasses, tumblers or colorful, outdoor glasses are great for casual entertaining. ■ Leftover wine stays fresh for days! Don’t worry about having wine left over after your guests have gone home. An opened bottle of wine will stay fresh and delicious for three to four days when recorked. ■ Keep whites in the refrigerator. Keep reds on a counter away from heat. ■ If you’ve tossed the cork, an inexpensive bottle stopper or even some plastic wrap secured with a rubber band will do. VG.

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Port Angeles, with 20,000 residents the North Olympic Peninsula’s largest city, offers a variety of sights and recreational facilities for visitors — whether the visitors are walking, biking or driving. It’s known as the place where the Olympic Mountains greet the sea, where you can go from sea level to ski level in an hour and enjoy spectacular views along the way.

Over 45 buildings . . . have been freshly painted or extensively renovated by Our Community At Work, a grassroots volunteer effort of 200 individuals, just for you. See if you can spot them all! The charm of this quintessential American downtown will captivate you, from the waterfront to the boutiques, from world class dining to specialty shops and “one of the finest collections of public art in the country.”

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Memorial Beach along the Waterfront Trail

Or to look at it in another way, it’s the place the Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce has dubbed “The Center of it All.”

wall of the lab itself that depicts early Native American life on the Port Angeles waterfront; and the Peace Bell, which celebrates Port Angeles’ connections with its Pacific Rim neighbors. Now, head west on Front Street and Marine Drive. If you’re walking, there will be plenty of walkers, joggers and bicyclists sharing the street with you. This is part of the Waterfront Trail, which stretches from the old Rayonier mill site on the east side all the way to Ediz Hook. The Waterfront Trail is part of the larger Olympic Discovery Trail, a work in progress that currently extends from the forested areas west of Port Angeles along the waterfront and almost to the end of Dungeness Valley. A portion is also being worked on in Port Townsend, and another around the Elwha River and Lake Crescent. Jump in at any part for a beautiful walk or bike ride. Here are some of the things you’ll see

From Port Angeles you can go in any direction: east to Sequim and Port Townsend/Jefferson County, west to Forks, Clallam Bay/Sekiu and Neah Bay, north to Victoria via ferry and south to Hurricane Ridge. Or you can stay right in Port Angeles, at least for starters. To take a tour, put on your walking shoes or jump in your car and head toward the water on Lincoln Street to City Pier or Front Street to Valley Creek Estuary Park. Begin by enjoying the statue of cormorants by local sculptor Duncan McKiernan overlooking Hollywood Beach; the mosaic octopus that marks the location of the Arthur D. Feiro Marine Life Center; the mural on the

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Other interesting Port Angeles sites: ■ The Clallam County Courthouse, Fourth and Lincoln streets, where the original 1914 building blends with an addition built in 1979. The old courthouse is designated a state and national historic site. ■ Veterans Park, just north of the old courthouse, with a replica of the Liberty Bell and benches for resting and quiet time. ■ The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, nestled in five landscaped hillside acres at 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd. The center devotes 1,300 square feet to exhibits of painting, sculpture, photography and some crafts by prominent Northwest artists. The center is open to the public Thursdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. from March to November and Thursdays through Sundays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. from December to February; no admission fee. ■ Olympic National Park Visitor Center, 3002 Mount Angeles Road (on the way to Hurricane Ridge). There are displays of wildlife, plant life and geology of the park, Native American whaling tools, old growth forest information, a pioneer cabin, and a half-mile nature trail. The kids’ discovery room features hands-on activities especially geared to children. ■ Hurricane Ridge, located 17 miles south of town on Hurricane Ridge Road. The road isn’t always open in the winter, but when it is, the views are spectacular. And chains are required. At the top is a ski area open weekends only, a small fast-food restaurant area and gift shop. Ranger programs and snowshoe walks are also available. VG.

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Large and small comsecurity concerns. mercial fishing craft and On the return to downbig crab vessels moor in town, you can see: the eastern section of the ■ The Museum at the Carhaven. negie, which is operated by You might even see the Clallam County Historical one of the 164-foot proSociety and located at Second duction yachts built in and Lincoln streets. Port Angeles by West■ Conrad Dyar Memorial port Shipyard. Circle, at First and Laurel These $35 million streets. This popular downbeauties come out of the town spot features a fountain, Westport plant and into benches for sitting and resting the Boat Haven waters and spectacular views from at the rate of one or two the nearby zigzag staircase. a year. The fountain mural, cel■ Ediz Hook, a spit of ebrating the grandeur of the land that arcs out from Olympics, is being restored. the base of the bluff and It is one of four murals — past the Nippon Indusalong with the painting at tries USA paper mill to City Pier — that are part of form the harbor. a Rotary Club beautification Crescent Beach Enjoy the surf on the project. Strait side where you can ■ Two other downtown climb the rock wall, or go murals are visible down Laurel for serenity on the harbor side, where Street from the fountain area. One (on the picnic tables and beach areas invite quiet Bank of America building) depicts the hisand rest. toric MV Kalakala ferry; the other (on The Near the end of the Hook is the Port Toggery building) represents the historic Angeles Coast Guard Air Station. En“Sluicing of the Hogback” which carved trance is restricted because of homeland downtown Port Angeles.


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The earthy smells of wet leaves and rich soil permeate the air in this art gallery without walls — a place for contemplation and surprise. “Art Outside” is a cross between an outdoor sculpture garden and a walk through a magic forest. More than 175 imaginative works of art by some six dozen Pacific Northwest artists can be discovered in five acres of woods, hills, bogs and thickets surrounding the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd. The sculptures are generally not labeled because a walk through “Art Outside” is a “journey of discovery,” said Jake Seniuk, director of the center. It is sometimes difficult to distinguish the art created by human hands from that created by nature, Seniuk said. Many of the artists use natural materials such as stone or wood. Traditional sculptural materials, such as bronze are plentiful, but so are industrial materials such as formica and Tyvek. “Art Outside” began as an experimental project in 2000, and has grown into a park, Webster’s Woods, now in its ninth season. It is open from dawn to dusk daily, year-round. “One’s perceptions are constantly changing depending on the season, the time of day, the weather, one’s mood and a host of other subjective factors” Seniuk said. Maps, showing the twisting paths and locations of sculptures and installations, along with the names of each artwork and artist, are available in the center from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday through Sunday through November, then 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the winter. Umbrellas are available to be borrowed during inclement weather. The center also offers revolving shows by contemporary Pacific Northwest artists using diverse media and esthetic approaches in its indoor gallery throughout the year From U.S. Highway 101 in Port Angeles, go south on Race Street toward Hurricane Ridge. After about a mile, turn east, left, onto Lauridsen Boulevard. Go about a quarter-mile. The fine arts center parking lot is on the left adjacent to the round concrete water tank. Follow the trail near the “thought balloons” to the center and into Webster’s Woods. Admission is free, although donations are always welcome. VG.

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Two visitor attractions that focus on the marine life of the North Olympic Peninsula are within steps of each other in Port Angeles. Arthur D. Feiro Marine Life Center at the entrance to Port Angeles City Pier is a sea-creature friendly place. And the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary’s Olympic Discovery Center, upstairs in The Landing — the multicolored building immediately to the west of City Pier — offers an interactive opportunity to examine the intricacies of the marine sanctuary off the Peninsula’s Pacific coast. Feiro Marine Life Center

At the Feiro Marine Life Center, which is open Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. during the winter months, visitors can experience newer, larger aquariums teeming with North Olympic Peninsula intertidal animals and fish. While the center has in recent years steered away from wet tables, or “touch tanks” for touching sea life, a U-shaped touch tank is still available to get a hands-on look. The Feiro center’s latest incarnation, however, is intended to keep both fish and people happy. The staff and volunteers built two aquariums connected with a clear glass tube. Fish swim through the tube between the tanks, highly visible to visitors. Everything from sea anemones and octopus to steelhead and coho salmon fry can be viewed up close. The center’s marine life is collected from the Hood Canal to the Peninsula’s Pacific coast and are routinely released, allowing them to return to their natural underwater habitat and reproduce.

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Water circulating through the center’s exhibits is pumped unfiltered from under City Pier. The center was the brainchild of the facility’s namesake, the late Arthur D. Feiro, a highly respected Port Angeles School District and Peninsula College educator. It fulfills his vision for a “marine lab” on the Port Angeles waterfront. After more than a decade of planning, fund-raising, community work and the construction of the City Pier in 1980, the marine life center opened in fall 1981 in a partnership between Peninsula College and the city of Port Angeles.

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Much newer — it’s only about four years old — is the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary’s Olympic Discovery Center in The Landing, 115 E. Railroad Ave. It is designed by Bainbridge Island-based BIOS, an aquarium and exhibit designer whose other projects include the Seattle Aquarium and the Oregon Coast Aquarium. The centerpiece exhibit is a small wraparound theater that shows films produced by marine-sanctuary staff during underwater research trips. Without getting wet, visitors can hear the breathing sounds of researchers in cramped submersible vessels converse in crackly radio conversations with the surface. All the multimedia displays have been created by the staff of the Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary, which extends out from the coast from Cape Flattery at the northwest tip of the Olympic Peninsula to central Grays Harbor County. The sanctuary, a sort of sea-bottom national park overseen by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, covers 3,310 square miles off the Pacific Coast. It was founded in 1994 to protect the marine life of the area, particularly from offshore oil and gas development. In addition to the undersea theater, the center has interactive exhibits on recreation, conservation, science and culture. Each display has some hands-on pieces, like Native American stone net weights, as well as a 30-inch interactive video display. For information and the winter schedule for the Arthur D. Feiro Marine Life Center, phone 360-417-6254 or e-mail feiro lab@olypen.com. The Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary Discovery Center is open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, go to olympiccoast.noaa.gov or phone 360-457-6622. VG.

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Spend a day on the North Olympic Peninsula by trying your hand at shellfishing at one of the many beaches. You can find bucket-loads of oysters and clams, and going after crab and shrimp are also popular pursuits. Yummy razor clams are also available on many coastal beaches, but domoic acid, a naturally occurring marine toxin that can cause amnesic shellfish poisoning in humans, has caused repeated digging closures over the past 10 years. And, beware, shellfish seasons can change with little notice. The best way to figure out what’s open and what’s not is to log on to www. wdfw.wa.gov/fish/shelfish/beachreg. The site is operated by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and offers maps that detail current regulations on a beach-by-beach basis. >>>

WHETHER YOU BAIT fish or fly cast, enjoy a gentle mountain stream or dropping deep in saltwater, the North Olympic Peninsula is for you. Plus, there are clams to be dug, crabs to be trapped and oysters to be picked. Olympic National Park is an endless source of streams and rivers that are perfect for the trout hound. The Strait of Juan de Fuca separates the United States and Canada and is famous for its salmon and halibut. Beaches on the Pacific Coast house a bounty of shellfish. When you visit the Peninsula, pick up a copy of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife fishing regulations for information on specific waterways and beaches. Current regulations are usually available at most tackle shops, sporting goods stores or wherever licenses are sold. You can also find the latest regulations and rules by calling the WDFW at 360-902-2700 or online at www.wa.gov/wdfw/fishcorn.htm. There are separate rules for fishing inside Olympic National Park. They are available at any park entry station and the park’s visitor centers.

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<<< Taking a few minutes to find Internet access will save you the headache of wading through the state shellfish regulation hot line (866-880-5431). The best oyster beaches are along Hood Canal. On the opposite side of the Peninsula, Kalaloch beach is located on the Pacific coast inside Olympic National Park and is about 45 minutes south of Forks on U.S. Highway 101.

The best oyster beaches are along Hood Canal. Other razor clam beaches open in the spring south of Kalaloch are Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis Beach and Mocrocks Beach. Most beaches will have rules and identification guides clearly posted along with emergency rule changes. Consult either the Web site or the shellfish hot line before heading out.

Crab and shrimp

Crab harvesting is typically best in Sequim Bay, but Dungeness and red rock crabs can also be found elsewhere along the Strait of Juan de Fuca from Port Townsend to Neah Bay.

You can catch crab by a variety of methods, including pots and ring traps. Many people enjoy wading for crabs on low tides at locations like Pillar Point and Dungeness Bay. Closures take place when crab are in their molting state. For crab and shrimp seasons and rules, check the state fishing regulations pamphlet. Catch-record cards for Dungeness crab are required and available wherever licenses are sold. There also is shrimping in Port Angeles Harbor and a few other areas. Normally the areas often have short seasons and are only open certain days of each week. Again, call ahead or consult www.wdfw.wa.gov to check on availabilities prior to your visit. VG.

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Catch and release

Catch-and-release fishing is encouraged statewide as a way to expand angling opportunities and reduce the impact on valuable resources. Catch and release is permitted wherever fishing is, so long as a daily limit is not already possessed.

Marine waters

Fishing is closed in marine waters unless specifically noted in the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife regulations. Specific seasons in the Strait of Juan de Fuca — classified as Marine Areas 5 and 6 — are announced in late spring. Area 5 seasons are posted on the Web at www.sekiu.com as soon as announced, along with any changes or updates during the season. For salmon seasons, see the WDFW regulations. Charter boats throughout the North Olympic Peninsula send trips out for both salmon and halibut. There are also boat docks available for those with their own tow.

Rivers and streams

The Quillayute System contains some of the best steelhead and salmon rivers in Washington. The Sol Duc, Calawah, Bogachiel and Quillayute make up the four-river system. The Hoh, Elwha and Dungeness rivers are also home to steelhead and salmon. The trick to fishing all rivers on the Peninsula is hitting them at the right time. Before fishing any stream, check the WDFW regulations.

recent years. NIX is a natural marine toxin harmless to shellfish but potentially deadly to humans. However, in recent months, the WDFW has opened beaches along the south coast of the Peninsula to the Columbia River to harvesting. Other species of shellfish, including a variety of hardshell clams, are currently considered unsafe and should not be harvested from any beach on the Washington coast. Anyone wanting the latest information on which shellfish are and are not safe, and dates and locations on seasons, should call the state Department of Health’s marine toxin hot line at 800-562-5632, and log onto the WDFW’s Web site at www.wa.gov/wdfw.

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Before fishing anywhere — freshwater or saltwater — anglers must purchase a license. Licenses are also required for shellfish harvesting and may be purchased at most tackle shops and a variety of multi-purpose stores. All anglers and harvesters should refer to the WDFW fishing regulations before departing on any trip. Peninsula Daily News publishes local outdoor columns in the sports section every Thursday and Friday. They are also available on the newspaper's Web site, www.peninsuladailynews.com (keyword Outdoors, or Matt Schubert). VG.


Hunting ‘i’m hunting for wabbits’ plus Visitors to the North Olympic Peninsula can hunt everything from elk and deer to bear and cougar — even rabbit and grouse. Areas around Forks, Clallam Bay, Neah Bay and Sequim provide chances at large Roosevelt elk, while blacktail deer can be found all around the Peninsula. Pick up a copy of the State of Washington Big Game Hunting Seasons and Rules pamphlet, which lays out boundaries, restrictions and licensing information. The booklet also details rules on small game such as rabbit. You can find specifics on forest grouse seasons in the Migratory Waterfowl and Upland Game Seasons rules pamphlet. State residents can purchase a combined elk/deer/cougar/bear license (tags included) for $72.27. The price goes up to $722.70 for nonresidents. >>>

Hunters hit the trail for wild game HUNTERS ON THE North Olympic Peninsula don’t have to wait for the leaves to start turning yellow to hit the trail in search of wild game. From August through September, Olympic National Forest and state Department of Natural Resources lands get hundreds of hunters tracking forest grouse, rabbit, cougar and black bear. The early archery seasons for blacktail deer and elk are in late September. The majestic Roosevelt elk can be found in areas around Clallam Bay, Neah Bay and Forks. ‘No shoot’ zones

There is a herd of about 80 elk in the Sequim area, but hunting of that herd has decreased significantly as housing developments and commercial development have put trophy elk into “no shoot” zones. But the elk are increasingly gobbling up expensive crops and home-owners’ lawns and ornamental plants. State Fish and Wildlife and Native American tribal officials are studying how to move the elk out of the Sequim area — or possibly build a fence along the south side of U.S. Highway 101 between the Dungeness River and Blyn to keep them from migrating into Sequim's business and residential areas. Early muzzleloader seasons for elk and deer typically start at the beginning of October. >>>

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<<< Modern firearm seasons for deer begin in October and run into November. Modern firearm seasons for elk tend to occur in early November. A late muzzleloader season for both elk and deer occurs in late November and early December. Forest grouse season usually opens in the beginning of September and lasts all the way through December. Black bear season typically begins in August and lasts into November. Cougar season lasts from August to March. Farm-raised pheasants are planted in the Dungeness Recreation Area, located west of the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge, near Sequim, in October and November. Opening day often has more than 100 pheasant hunters and their dogs.

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Before you go hunting, pick up a copy of the state’s Big Game Hunting Seasons and Rules pamphlet, which lays out hunting boundaries, restrictions and licensing information. The booklet also details rules on small game such as rabbit. You can find specifics on forest grouse seasons in the Migratory Waterfowl and Upland Game Seasons rules pamphlet. Washington law requires first-time hunters born after Jan. 1, 1972, to successfully complete a hunter education class before they can purchase a hunting license. Hunting licenses can be purchased online at the state Department of Fish and Wildlife Web site, which is fishhunt.dfw.wa.gov, or at sporting goods stores. Big game hunting licenses cost up to $72.27 for state residents and $722.70 for non-residents. Small game licenses cost as much as $32.85 for residents and $164.25 for non-residents. Multiple season tags for elk or deer cost residents $164.25 and non-residents $1,642.50. NOTE: Hunting is prohibited inside Olympic National Park. VG.

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A small-game license is $32.85 for residents and $164.25 for nonresidents. Elk and deer seasons begin in September. Closures and regulation changes take place through December, when hunting for the two species ends for the year. The general modern firearm elk season runs Nov. 5-13 in Western Washington. There are modern firearm deer seasons in September, October and November. Black bear season runs until Nov. 15, while cougars can be taken until March 15, 2008. It is illegal to kill spotted cougar kittens or an adult accompanied by such kittens. Dogs may not be used to hunt bear or cougar. Grizzly bear and lynx, while not found on the Peninsula, are protected and may never be killed in the state. Forest grouse season runs until Dec. 31. Blue, ruffed and spruce grouse may be shot. Rabbit season ends March 15, 2008. Only cottontail and snowshoe hare may be shot. Pygmy rabbit and jackrabbit are protected. Note: Hunting is prohibited inside Olympic National Park. VG.

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Salt Creek Recreation Area, one of the more popular beach areas, is the home of the Tongue Point Marine Life Sanctuary. Situated 14 miles west of Port Angeles off state Highway 112, it is one of the prettiest places on the Strait of Juan de Fuca and home to a rocky outcropping that at low tide reveals starfish, sea urchins, limpets, sea cucumbers and many other forms of marine life.

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The park is open year-round and is also a favorite campsite, with picnic tables, shelter, play area, horseshoe courts, hiking trails and a dumping station. Other popular activities include beachcombing, fishing and marine life study. The sanctuary designation means wildlife and its evidence, even shells, must be left undisturbed for others to enjoy. An interesting aspect of the park is its history. In 1940, Salt Creek rumbled with the activity of artillery gunners preparing for battle. Soldiers were beefing up coastal defenses on the Strait of Juan de Fuca as World War II loomed. The 518-acre Camp Hayden, named after the former commanding officer of Puget Sound Harbor Defenses, Gen. John L. Hayden, concealed heavily camouflaged, bombproofed

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gun batteries. One six-inch installation was 2,000 feet up on Striped Peak. Another 16inch battery was near Tongue Point. Housed in steel-shielded concrete, the bunkers protecting the guns were designed to survive a direct hit. The monster guns were 45 feet long and five feet thick at the breach, tapering to 16 inches in diameter. The turntable on which the guns and loading mechanisms revolved was large enough to turn a small locomotive. The 16-inch guns could fire one-ton shells approximately 28 miles, but these cannons were fired only once — reportedly shattering windows as far away as downtown Port Angeles. The guns were scrapped immediately after the war, and by 1945, the 150 soldiers stationed there departed. When the Army declared the fort surplus, Clallam County purchased the land and renamed it the Salt Creek Recreation Area. VG.


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The turnoff from U.S. Highway 101 to Olympic National Park’s Storm King Ranger Station at Lake Crescent leads to several picnic tables nestled in trees and makeshift sites along the shoreline. The area contains restrooms and access to potable water, a ranger station, a boat launch and trails. One of the most attractive aspects of the picnic area is the wide array of recreational opportunities that await after the picnic is over. Some nearby trails include the Moments in Time Nature Trail, Marymere Falls Trail and Storm King Trail. More information about hiking is available at the ranger station. For last-minute items, a stop at Shadow Mountain General Store, located along Highway 101 at Lake Sutherland, can meet most needs. The nearby Lake Crescent Lodge closes for the season Oct. 15, except for the Roosevelt Fireplace Cottages on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Visit lakecrescentlodge.com for more information or phone 360-9283211. VG.

A STROLL THROUGH historic downtown buildings, a former brothel and “Underground Port Angeles” with Don Perry is a walk through the past. After the tour, things you never noticed before may stand out. You'll know why half the trees on the downtown streets are normal, and others are stunted. You'll know why some sidewalks downtown are concrete and others are brick. Perry walks you down the streets, pointing out different buildings and taking you through them. These buildings are the regular stores to most Port Angeles residents, but Perry's Heritage Tours can give you more. “I try to find a story for each building we go through,” he said. On his tours, Perry has met people who frequented a brothel he shows. He heard firsthand stories about the plane that landed in the middle of Front Street in 1919. He spoke with a retired Port Angeles police officer who found his way out of trouble as a youth by working out in the boxing club underground. Perry started giving tours more than five years ago, after a friend told him about underground murals. Looking further into it, he discovered a whole world created by raising the downtown in 1914. He also found that these underground relics were being filled in, and he had to do something quickly to stop it. >>>

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While the streets were raised, the buildings and sidewalks remained much lower. The streets were filled in during six months, from January until June in 1914. Perry emphasizes how quickly that occurred, considering the time period. They had no machinery — or dump trucks. People from the town were mixing and pouring concrete by hand. However, out of a population estimated at between 1,950 and 2,000 people, 980 received a paycheck for the project. “Everybody jumped in to get it done,” Perry said. What the planners did not anticipate was that it would take six years for the mud to dry enough to pave the roads. To rectify this issue, they built a wooden boardwalk across the entire road and the dropped-down sidewalk. This created a cave-like sidewalk. “You could walk all over downtown without poking your head out,” Perry said. When the mud finally dried in 1920, they cut the wood out of the streets and left the wood on the sidewalks. That wood was used as a mold for concrete, and can still be seen from underneath in some spots today. VG.

Sluicing of the Hogback

The tour begins over a complimentary cup of coffee or tea with Perry. He brings out 90-year-old pictures and begins telling you the story of Port Angeles. His pictures show downtown when Front Street was on the waterfront. All the buildings on one side were built on piers. Because of sanitation problems and flooding, something had to be changed. The plan, financed by two Port Angeles millionaires, was to raise the streets of Port Angeles. Workers constructed large concrete walls on the street side of the sidewalks. Using wooden pipelines, they ran watery mud from the mountain and funneled it between the concrete wall molds on the streets of First, Front and Oak. This process was called “The Sluicing of the Hogback,” and is depicted in a mural on Laurel Street by Tim Quinn.

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Port Townsend|Jefferson County Coast Artillery Museum 200 Battery Way, Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend Call 360-385-0373 for hours. Fort Flagler Historical Museum 10541 Flagler Road, Nordland; 360-385-3701 Call for hours. Jefferson County Historical Society Museum 540 Water St., in the old City Hall building, Water and Madison streets. Friday through Monday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Jefferson County changing exhibits of artifacts, archives, family histories. Admission $4 adults, $1 children younger than 12. Quilcene Historical Museum 151 E. Columbia St., Quilcene, 98376; 360765-4848.

Sequim Sequim Museum and Arts Center 175 W. Cedar St., Sequim. Rotating history exhibits, Manis Mastodon, newly renovated exhibit building. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission.

Port Angeles The Museum at the Carnegie 207 S. Lincoln St., Port Angeles 98362; 360452-2662 Main exhibit “Strong People, Faces of Clallam County”; also exhibit featuring "Signs of the Times"; gift shop. Open Wednesday through Saturday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and by special arrangement for groups. Suggested donation $2 adults, $5 families. Museum of the Clallam Historical Society Call 360-452-2662 or 360-417-5000 for genealogy information. Exhibits on display in the lobby of the Federal Building, First and Oak streets; free admission; 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. Exhibits of early Clallam County settlement, growth and development, maritime history..

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Hurricane Ridge

winter playground breathtaking views of Olympic Mountains

If your idea of a perfect winter vacation is mountain peaks and family fun in the snow, the North Olympic Peninsula is definitely the place to be. Port Angeles is the gateway to Hurricane Ridge, a towering 5,223-foot winter playground with breathtaking views of the interior face of the Olympic Mountains.

Fun at the top

After entering the park at Heart O’ The Hills, about 5 miles south of the visitor center (the $15 seven-day entrance fee or $30 annual park pass are required), you begin your ascent to the mile-high beauty of Hurricane Ridge.

Safety first

Drive carefully and heed speed limits: The road can be icy, especially where snowmelt has frozen across the winding road. Snow tires are usually required, and carrying chains is mandatory. At the top, next to the downhill ski area and at the starting point for all the area’s cross country trails, is the Hurricane Ridge Visitors Center. You can view the majestic Olympic Mountains from the center’s upper levels and take the interpretive exhibits of the National Park Service. >>>

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Snowshoe walks

Guided snowshoe walks and a supervised tubing area provide hours of winter fun. The snowshoe walks are on Saturdays, Sundays and holiday Mondays at 2 p.m. from around Dec. 30 through March. The walks last 90 minutes and are shorter than one mile. Space is limited; sign up on a first-come basis at the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center at the summit, beginning at 1:30 p.m. Snowshoes are provided, and the donation of $5 per person helps the park continue the walks and maintain the snowshoes. Organized groups such as youth or school groups must make advance reservations for snowshoe walks. Group walks also are scheduled at 11 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays and holiday Mondays, and last 90 minutes. Space is limited, so groups should call Olympic National Park at 360-565-3136 for reservations and more information.

Tubing areas The tubing areas are open and supervised Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, snow and weather conditions permitting. Always call the information line at 360-565-3131 before heading up for tubing, as the tubing areas may be closed at any time due to unsafe icy conditions. The Ridge does not offer tube rental, nor are there facilities at the top for inflating tubes. The main tubing area is just before the parking area on the right side of the road, and there is a small kids area across from the visitor center. There is no tubing, hiking or sledding allowed in the downhill ski areas.

Skiing, snowboarding Cross-country skiing is popular on ungroomed trails and in backcountry bowls. Snowboarders and downhill skiers can get their thrills at the Ridge, too. With a vertical rise of 665 feet, the ridge offers two rope tows, a Poma lift and ski runs for everyone from beginners to experts. The tows, which are maintained by the Hurricane Ridge Winter Sports Club, usually operate on weekends and holidays. For information, go online to www.hurricaneridge.net. VG.

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how much does it cost? Prices connected with snow play uses* at Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park: ■ Hurricane Ridge Winter Sports Club membership: $50 individual. ■ Membership/lift fee combinations: $185 individual, $375 family. ■ Bunny lift: $10 all day, $10 half day (1 p.m.), free for sports club members. ■ Intermediate and bunny lifts: $20 all day, $18 half day. ■ Poma, all lifts: $25 all day, $22 half day. For more information, including ski lessons, equipment rental and up-to-date lift rates, write to the Hurricane Ridge Winter Sports Club, PMB 218, 136 E. Eighth St., Port Angeles, WA 98362; phone 360457-2879 or visit www.hurricaneridge. org. VG. * Prices as of Oct. 5

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strap in, hold on Hurricane Ridge Ski and Snowboard Area is located in Olympic National Park, 17 miles south of Port Angeles. It is one of only two lift operations in the national parks. Rising a mile high, Hurricane Ridge offers winter recreation and activities and features winter vistas unmatched anywhere in the Pacific Northwest. It is a small, family-oriented ski area, offering to residents and visitors alike a quality winter sports experience, without the high cost and congestion of most ski areas. The ridge boasts some groomed areas, but for the accomplished skier or snowboarder the steeps, bowls and glades are well worth the effort it takes to hike there. With a summit elevation of 5,223 feet, the Ridge has 40 to 160 inches of snow on the ground during the winter. For more information, phone the Hurricane Ridge Winter Sports Club at 360-457-2879. VG.

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For many visitors to Hurricane Ridge, the panorama of Olympic peaks and frosted trees invites a slow pace of exploration and enjoyment. One of the best ways to achieve that pace is on snowshoes. Olympic National Park rangers offer one-mile loop hikes on snowshoes — about 90 minutes — through the trees and around the Ridge, where the views include the Strait of Juan de Fuca and Vancouver Island. These walks are scheduled 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays from about the third week of December through the end of March — when Hurricane Ridge Road is open. Walks may also be offered on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Presidents Day. >>>

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Hurricane Ridge Rental rates and price list as of Oct. 5, 2009: Downhill ski package (skis, boots & poles): $28 ($20 ski school price) Downhill ski package with helmet (skis, boots and poles): $30 Cross country ski package (skis, boots and poles): $20 Snowshoes: $15 Snowshoes with poles: $18 Alpine safety helmet: $5 Down hill: (skis) $16 (boots) $16 (poles) $6 Cross country: (skis) $12 (boots) $12 (poles) $4 Half day rates (Start at 1 p.m.) Down hill package: $18; with helmet, $20 Cross country: $12 Snow shoes: $12 Alpine safety helmet $3.50 (All rentals are due no later than 4:30 p.m.) TWO GEAR SUGGESTIONS: NXNW Surf and Snow ­— Port Angeles, surf, snow sports gear, snowboard sales, rentals. Phone 360-452-5144 (Mention that you are taking lessons and you will get a discount on rental of snowboard equipment at NXNW) Browns Outdoor Store — Port Angeles, outdoor clothing, equipment sales, snowshoe rentals. Phone 360-457-4150

Fly Crawl Engineer When it comes to skiing, there's a difference between what you think it's going to be like, what it's really like, and what you tell your friends it was like. — Author Unknown

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<<< Dress warmly with hats, gloves, sturdy waterproof boots, sunglasses, sunscreen and insulating layered clothing. Snowshoes are provided free. A $15 per person donation helps cover the costs of snowshoe repairs and replacement. And while walking in them may be somewhat duck-like, snowshoes offer maneuverability and easier hiking, making them family-friendly. In fact, Hurricane Ridge keeps snowshoes small enough to accommodate tots as young as 3. You can also rent snowshoes either at the ski shop on the lower level of the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center or outside the park, or bring your own. The naturalist talk is also very kid-friendly, as rangers discuss the difficulties faced by flora and fauna at such high elevations. You’ll also get to see tracks of park animals, including weasels and snowshoe hares, named for its wide, snowshoe-like paws. Space on walks is limited, so register at the Ridge visitor center information desk at least 30 minutes before the scheduled walk. Walks are also offered to community groups with advance reservations. Phone 360-565-3136 to make reservations. VG.

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Keep the park phone number handy – 360-565-3131. It’s the most important source of information for anyone planning to venture up to Hurricane Ridge Call before leaving for recorded details about road conditions. The recording is updated daily, if not more frequently. The road is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday through Sunday from about mid-December through March, barring heavy snows or winter storms. This year’s schedule was not finalized by press time; call the park’s recorded information line at 360-565-3131 for daily updates. Until the winter season begins in December, the road is open as weather and staffing allow. Storms, drifting snow or avalanche danger may delay or prohibit the road for opening or force an early closure at any time. The Olympic National Park Visitor Center is located on Mount Angeles Road, the southern extension of Race Street, which intersects U.S. Highway 101 in Port Angeles.

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ridge offers ski lessons The Ridge has offered a Ski School for more than 50 years. The special six-week program for ages 4 and up and all skill levels starts in early January. The classes and instructors follow the PSIA and AASI ideals, ensuring professionalism in all aspects of the school. Registration information for the 20092010 season will be available after Oct. 1, 2009. n Toddler ski lessons (4, 5 years old) (one-hour class). n 6 years and older, ski or snowboard (1.5 hour class). n Lesson prices do not include lifts, equipment or transportation. n Snowboard or downhill ski lessons available. n Call the Olympic National Park hot line at 360-565-3131 for road conditions, weather, and closures. n The Ridge recommends that children wear helmets. n Allow ample time if renting equipment at the Ridge (skis, boots only, no snowboards). n Be prepared for changes in the weather with extra clothes, gloves, eye protection and sunscreen. n Bring a snack and drink, or the lodge offers a restaurant on the lower level. n Remember to stay in control, follow the rules, but most of all, have fun! n Instruction is for six consecutive weekends, with one make-up weekend scheduled at the end only if there is a road closure by the park. n Private lessons are available. Phone 360-452-6434 or e-mail the director at info@hurricaneridge.net by Friday to set up lessons ahead of time, or check at ticket trailer. Subject to instructor availability.

The Hurricane Ridge Winter Sports Club was formed as a nonprofit organization in October of 1986 for the purpose of promoting and providing organized leadership for winter sports activities at Hurricane Ridge. The club operates the ski lifts under permit with Olympic National Park, and strives to be a good steward of the environment while promoting healthy outdoor activities for the youth, community and visitors of the Olympic Peninsula. JOIN THE CLUB Everyone who buys a season pass is a member of the Hurricane Ridge Winter Sports Club. You can also purchase a Social club membership for $50, which helps to support the continued operation of the lifts, and you will receive a Poma ticket to use or to give as a gift. Club members are community and youth-oriented winter sports enthusiasts. And while not all club members ski or snowboard, they all have the same goal and commitment to preserving skiing and snowboarding in the Olympics for youth and for the community. MEMBERS HAVE PRIVILEGES The club has monthly public meetings, and members are encouraged to attend and help guide the board in their mission. Meetings dates and locations are noted on the calendar on the Web site at www.hurricaneridge.com. VG.

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Tee time Fall and winter might be a bit wetter and darker than the summer months, but it’s never a bad time to be on the greens of the North Olympic Peninsula. In Sequim, the Cedars at Dungeness is known for its crabby sand trap. The trap is found on the par-5 third hole of the 18-hole course. Call 360-683-6344 (Ext. 1) for more information. Port Townsend has two courses — Discovery Bay Golf Club and Port Townsend Golf Club. Discovery Bay, formerly Chevy Chase, is reminiscent of the early days of golf with a classic clubhouse. The back nine is cut out of forest and offers challenging tee shots. Call 360-385-0704 for more information. Port Townsend Golf Club is a nine-holer with open fairways, great for the beginner. For more information, call 360-385-4547. In Port Ludlow, head to Port Ludlow Golf Course, a 27-hole offering that takes you through the woods with views of Ludlow Bay and Hood Canal. Call 360-437-0272 for more information. Back in Sequim, SkyRidge Golf Course is a five-year-old, nine-hole offering that plays between 2,700 and 3,400 yards — golfers can finish two rounds of nine with a bonus 10th hole that offers a different finish to each round. Located four miles west of Sequim at 7015 Old Olympic Highway and Cays Road, the course was built from 2001 to 2002. For more information and a tee time, call 360-683-FORE (3673). Also in Sequim, SunLand Golf & Country Club is private and a favorite with the retirement community. Port Angeles has no public course. Peninsula Golf Club in eastern Port Angeles is open to members of other private clubs. VG.

Drop in at the Joyce General Store and step into a building that has had few changes since the early 1900’s. The false front, beaded ceiling, oiled wood floors and many of the fixtures remain the same. Much of the interior of the store is from the Markhum House Hotel which stood in the now vanished town of Port Crescent in the 1800’s. The store carries gas, groceries, tackle, bait, and other items. There also are unique gifts, souvenirs, and Indian arts and crafts.

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Warmth, friendliness, local color and a touch of history come with every purchase. The Joyce General Store, located on Hwy. 112 between beautiful Lake Crescent and Crescent Beach, has been in the same family for 48plus years. We are more than happy to take time to chat and tell you about visiting the mythical University of Joyce. We will also give any directions to anywhere you might be interested in.

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Crossing the hood canal bridge Most visitors to

the North Olympic Peninsula cross the Hood Canal Bridge, a floating structure that brings state Highway 104 from the Kitsap Peninsula to U.S. Highway 101 near Discovery Bay. Big news surrounds Washington’s only saltwater floating bridge this spring: The eastern half (shown in photo at right) was replaced in May and June. Other Hood Canal Bridge FOR RESERVATIONS facts: A reservation system began last year ■ Construction on the bridge for travelers on the Steilacoom II on began January 1958, and it was the state’s Port Townsend-Keystone opened to traffic on Aug. 12, ferry route. It allows motorists to 1961. reserve up to 25 vehicle spots on the Steilacoom II up to 30 days in advance, ■ The Hood Canal Bridge leaving the other 25 spots for reserwas the second concrete pontoon vations on the day of sailing. Reservafloating bridge constructed on tions for the Steilacoom II are available Washington’s highway system. by calling 888-808-7977 toll-free, or It one of the world’s few floatgoing to www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries. ing bridges over a saltwater tidal basin. ■ The bridge was named in honor of William A. Bugge by the Washington Highway Commission at the request of the state Senate on July 12, 1977. Bugge, a Port Hadlock native, was director of the Department of Highways from 1949 to 1963, and was a leader in the planning and construction of the bridge. ■ The west half of the bridge failed and sank on Feb. 13, 1979, during a storm carrying wind gusts of 120 mph. It was rebuilt and reopened to traffic in October 1982. ■ The overall bridge length is 7,869 feet (approximately 1.5 miles). It has a center draw-opening of 600 feet. ■ Average daily traffic across the bridge is approximately 14,000 vehicles. Peak volumes reach 20,000 vehicles on summer weekends. ■ The water depth below the floating bridge pontoons ranges from 80 to 340 feet. In its marine environment, the bridge is exposed to tide swings of 16.5 feet. ■ During inclement weather, the draw span is retracted (closing the bridge to vehicle traffic) when winds of 40 mph or more are sustained for 15 minutes. VG.

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Winter Worship Services NONDENOMINATIONAL Eastern Hills Community Church

Committed To The T.A.S.K.S. 81 Savannah Lane, Carlsborg (across from Carlsborg Post Office) (360) 681-4367 Pastor Mark Weatherford Scott Adams, Worship Pastor Larry Loucks, Youth Pastor SUNDAY 9 & 11 a.m. Worship

PORT ANGELES EPISCOPAL St. Andrew’s Episcopal 510 East Park Ave. (1 block east of PA High School) (360) 457-4862 FAX (360) 457-4807

TUESDAY 6:30 to 8 p.m. Youth Group and Children’s AWANA Bible Study Fellowship Groups Meet Throughout The Week Call for information (360) 681-4367 Uplifting The Name of Jesus. Friendly Atmosphere, Upbeat Music, Relevant Messages www.easternhillscommunitychurch.org

SUNDAY 8 & 10 a.m. Holy Eucharist 9:00 a.m. Children’s Sunday School & Nursery

CONGREGATION OLYMPIC B’NAI SHALOM Jewish Community of Sequim and Port Angeles Monthly Shabbat Services & Onegs High Holy Days & Other Jewish Holiday Services Social and Cultural Events... Bi-Monthly Newsletter Connections to Seattle & Tacoma Congregations For Information: www.obsh.org, 681-4518 or write P.O. Box 553, Port Angeles, WA 98362

METHODIST First United Methodist & Congregational Church 110 E. 7th St. (7th & Laurel) (360) 452-8971 FAX (360) 452-8972 portangelesumc@tfon.com Rev. Jo Ann Olson

8:15 p.m. An Order for Compline

PENTECOSTAL Bethany Pentecostal

506 S. Francis • 457-1030 Corner of 5th & Francis Omer Vigoren, Pastor Jeff Douglas, Music/Youth Leader SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:45 a.m. Worship Service 6:30 p.m. Evening Service WEDNESDAY 7 p.m. Evening Service SATURDAY 7:00 p.m. Prayer Service

FOURSQUARE The King’s Way Port Angeles Campus

A Four Square Church 1018 W. 16th St. kingsway@olympus.net David & Debbie Rich, Pastors

SUNDAY 10:00 a.m. Worship Service Self-care Nursery Children’s Ministry available after Worship

SUNDAY 8:30 a.m. Worship 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 11:00 a.m. Worship 12:00 a.m. Fellowship Time 4:00 p.m. Youth Group

11 a.m. Holy Eucharist

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NAZARENE Port Angeles Church of the Nazarene Corner of 2nd & Race P.O. Box 2086 • (360) 457-4839 Pastor Neil Castle

EVERY SUNDAY 9 a.m. Sunday School for all ages 10 a.m. Worship Service Nursery available during AM services

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Between Sequim & Port Angeles on Old Olympic Hwy. 1291 N. Barr Road, Pt. Angeles 452-9105 Pastor Jonathan D. Fodge Ministers: The Entire Congregation SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. Sunday School 10:45 a.m. Meeting for Worship Call for times and dates of Evening Meetings. Bible Studies and other services

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ROMAN CATHOLIC Queen of Angels 209 West 11th • 452-2351

MASS 6:00 p.m. Saturday Vigil 8:30 & 11 a.m. Sunday 8:30 a.m. Monday thru Saturday

UNITY Unity in the Olympics

2917 E. Myrtle • (360) 457-3981 SUNDAY 10:30 a.m. Worship Service 10:30 a.m. Children’s Classes

4:30 to 6:00 p.m. Saturday 30 Minutes prior to all Masses Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament 9:00 a.m. Friday thru 8:00 a.m. Saturday Benediction

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FRIENDS/QUAKER Peninsula Evangelical Friends Church

FRIDAY 5:30 p.m. Friendship Dinner For All–Free


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PRESBYTERIAN

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Olympic Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

First Presbyterian Church

The Crossing Church

73 Howe Road • 417-2665 (Off of North Barr Road)

SUNDAY 10:30 a.m. Worship Year-round Call for info.– 417-2665 “Visitors Always Welcome”

139 West 8th • (360) 452-4781 Ted Mattie, Pastor

SUNDAY 8:30 &11 a.m. Worship Services 9:45 a.m. Sunday School

Sunday 9:30 a.m. Nursery and Children’s Church for all ages

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BIBLE CHURCH Independent Bible Church

Redeeming Grace Orthodox Presbyterian Church

Dr. Mike Jones, Sr., Pastor “Leading people to experience God in spirit and in truth” Worship Center 116 E. Ahlvers Rd. • (360) 452-3351

SUNDAY: 116 E. Ahlvers Rd. 8:15 & 11 a.m. Sunday Worship 9:50 a.m. Sunday School for all ages Nursery available at all Sun. events SATURDAY: 112 N. Lincoln St. 6:00 p.m. Upper Room Worship Administration Center

112 N. Lincoln St., Port Angeles

360-452-3351 More info: www.indbible.org

BAPTIST Hillcrest Baptist Church (SBC) 205 Black Diamond Road 457-7409 Ed McKay, Pastor Steve Patry, Music

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LUTHERAN St. Matthew Lutheran (Missouri Synod) Lincoln at 13th St. • 457-4122 Patrick Lovejoy, Pastor

SUNDAY 8:45 a.m. Sunday School 10:00 a.m. Worship Service www.stmatthewpa.org

THURSDAY 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Bible Study/ Prayer Meeting

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church & Preschool

Nursery provided

COMMUNITY CHURCH Fairview Bible Church

SUNDAY 9:30 a.m. Sunday School–all ages 10:30 a.m. Worship Service

WEDNESDAY 6 p.m. Potluck and Bible Study

New in town? Passing through? We’d love to have you worship with us.

385 O’Brien Road • 457-5905 (1/4 mi. south of KOA from Hwy. 101 E.) P.O. Box 1281 Derrell Sharp, Pastor

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(ELCA) 301 East Lopez • (360) 452-2323 www.htlcpa.com htlc@olypen.com Pastor Richard Grinstad Pastor Julie Kanarr SUNDAY 8:30 a.m. Worship with

Communion

9:45 a.m. Fellowship, Coffee and Sunday School for all ages 11 a.m. Worship with Communion Nursery available during morning services Broadcast on KONP 1450 at 11 a.m. We have many ongoing Bible studies, youth and social activities. Call us for more info.

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Real Faith for Real Life (American) 105 West 6th Street • 457-3313 Tim Hughes, Pastor SUNDAY 9:30 & 11:00 a.m. Worship Service 9:30 a.m. Children’s Church

web page: www.fbcpa.org

www.thecrossingchurch.net

SUNDAY 9:15 a.m. Study Hour 10:30 a.m. Worship Service

WEDNESDAY 6:30 p.m. AWANA 6:30 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer 6:30 p.m. Youth & Children’s activities

First Baptist

Everyone Welcome

Meeting at Scandia Hall 131 W. 5th St., Port Angeles Rev. Andrew Elam

SUNDAY 9:45 a.m. Bible Study, all ages 11 a.m. Worship Nursery provided

Call for more info regarding other church activities.

Glen Douglas, Pastor (360) 452-9936 Casual Environment, Serious Faith Now meeting at the Deer Park Cinemas Corner of Hwy101 and Deer Park Rd.

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miles of beaches, high tides and mysteries

The coastal area includes Clallam Bay and Sekiu, twin seafront towns about 50 miles west of Port Angeles, and Neah Bay, the home of the Makah tribe. To get there, drive west from Port Angeles on state Highway 112. The drive offers fabulous views of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and you can stop for a picnic at Pillar Point or on the beaches along the way.

two towns Clallam Bay and Sekiu (pronounced SEEK-you) are the fishing headquarters for the Strait. Here, you can find charters for fishing (halibut, salmon, lingcod and rockfish are good catches), diving, whalewatching, birdwatching and general sightseeing. The beach area between the two towns is a good place to beachcomb, hunt agates and explore tidepools. From Clallam Bay to Neah Bay, there are yearround sightings of seabirds and maritime animals. Dozens of bird species migrate along the coast, including trumpeter swans, falcons, sand cranes and bald eagles. Also watch for whales — grays and humpbacks — which pass the coast on their semiannual Pacific migrations and sometimes enter the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Near Neah Bay, the Makah tribe maintains the Shi Shi Beach Access Trail, a mile trail beginning with a mile of boardwalk and connecting to two miles of logging road that takes visitors down to an Olympic National Park beach. In Neah Bay, be sure and visit the Makah Cultural and Research Center, to the left as you enter town. The prize of this museum is the Ozette collection, the largest archaeological collection of any U.S. tribe. The artifacts come from a 500-year-old Makah village located eight miles south of the Makah Reservation. The site was preserved by a mudslide and uncovered in 1970. Other items on display include artifacts from the

archaeological dig at the Hoko River, west of Sekiu. The dig revealed a fishing camp nearly 3,000 years old and a rock shelter about 1,000 years old. You can find mysterious, centuries-old rock carvings in the area as well. These petroglyphs were carved by natives on a promontory on the beach leg of the nine-mile Ozette trail. To get to the trailhead, take Highway 112 to Hoko River Road, west of Sekiu, and follow the signs. It’s a threemile boardwalk hike to the beach, then three miles along the beach. For safety, be sure to wear shoes with traction to prevent slipping on the wet boardwalk, and be careful not to get trapped by high tides. A short drive past Neah Bay brings you to Cape Flattery, the northwesternmost point in the Lower 48 states. Visible from the point is the Cape Flattery lighthouse on Tatoosh Island, built in 1858 and now automated. You will need a $10 permit to hike the Flattery Trail. It can be bought at the museum, Washburn's General Store and other shops. Because of its location beneath the Pacific flyway, birdwatchers find great opportunities at Cape Flattery to observe more than 250 different species. Keep a watchful eye out for bald eagles. >>>

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Living life at the edge of the world Hole-in-the-Wall Trail

The rugged Pacific Coast takes over with fascinating edge-of-the-world beaches. In some places, you can find mysterious rock carvings on seaside boulders.These petroglyphs were carved centuries ago; most are on a promontory on the beach leg of the nine-mile Ozette trail. In fact, trails weave throughout Ozette Lake toward the farthest reaches of the North/West Coast. One of the more interesting treks on the coast is the Hole-in-the-Wall Trail. The power and majesty of the ocean waves here will awe kids. These waves are not to be trifled with. They throw enormous stumps and logs far up the beach and reduce headlands to gravel and sand. The walk down the beach to Hole-in-the-Wall, carved by wave action, is a thrilling adventure for children. The Ellen Creek crossing at one mile can be somewhat difficult and hazardous if tides are high. Be prepared: Carry a current tide table. Hiking above the high-tide mark is possible but more difficult than when the tide is low.

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■ Sand Point Trail An ocean campground reached after a short 3-mile walk promises crashing breakers, sandy beach and old Makah petroglyphs on rock. Two trails depart from Ozette Lake Campground.The preferred trail is Sand Point, which is shorter than the one to Cape Alava and easier because it is all on boardwalk. The sandy beach is more attractive to kids than the cannonball-shaped rocks at Cape Alava.

VITALS:Take Highway 112 to “Ozette Lake” sign and turn onto Hoko-Ozette Road. Follow 22 miles to the trailhead at the north end of Ozette Lake. A ranger station is located at the trailhead.

Spruce-encrusted islands

Exhibits artifacts recovered from the ancient Ozette village mudslide, replicas of whaling, sealing & fishing canoes, a full-sized longhouse, and dioramas. The museum also has a giftshop with art made by local Makahs. Open daily 10am to 5pm

■ Ozette Loop A long day hike or short back pack, 9.3-miles round trip. This trail offers a part of the coast that is inaccessible by car. Upon reaching Cape Alava, visitors are immediately impressed by the collection of large, spruce-encrusted islands that loom offshore. To the north is Tskawayah Island, so close to shore that it can be reached on foot at low tide. This island is part of the Ozette Reservation and climbing onto it is not permitted. Far to the west, the Bodelteh Islands appear to be a single mass from this vantage point.The long, lean ridge of Ozette Island rises across a rocky tidal flat to the southeast. Cape Alava is reputed to be one of the best places on the coast to see marine mammals, including the majestic gray whale.

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Wild and beautiful stretch

■ The Point of Arches This 13.4-mile backpack trek from Ozette Lake to the north end of Shi Shi Beach might be one of the best treks along the coast. This route covers a wild and beautiful stretch of coastline north of Ozette Lake. There are some steep climbs aided by fixed ropes near Will Point. The northern access to Shi Shi Beach — hailed as one of the most beautiful wilderness beaches in America — can be reached through Neah Bay. Purchase your Makah Recreation Pass at Washburn’s General Store (needed for parking) and get a map there.

Boulder-strewn coves

■ Shipwreck Coast A 20.1-mile backpack from Rialto Beach to the Ozette Ranger Station follows coastline stretches from Rialto Beach in the south to Sand Point in the north. It is commonly approached as a three-day trip, but it also can be combined with the Ozette Loop and Point of the Arches route for a much longer trip. The coastline is typified by boulder-strewn coves and rocky headlands, which makes for more difficult traveling than the sandy beaches found farther south. There are few trails navigating around the headlands because most are passable during low tide. By the same token, hikers can be easily isolated at high tide, so it is imperative to pay close attention to tide levels while exploring this area. VITALS:To get to the trailhead, take Highway 112 west to Hoko-Ozette Road, just west of Sekiu.Turn left (south) on Hoko-Ozette Road and drive about 20 miles to its end at the Ozette Ranger Station.

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inspiration, beauty

endless rugged terrain remains unmatched

If you want inspiring natural beauty and a breath of freshness that cannot be found in any city, take the time to venture to the West End of the Olympic Peninsula. The drive out to see the rugged beauty near the coast is matched by the endless photo opportunities along the way. Between Port Angeles and the coast is Lake Crescent, a glacier-carved freshwater fishing lake.

It is 8.5 miles long and offers a number of recreational opportunities from boating, fishing and water skiing to tubing, swimming and hiking in the nearby woods. Marymere Falls is a popular and relatively short hike (0.9 miles) near Lake Crescent. It has a quarter-mile climb before reaching the waterfall — and it’s worth the effort. Spruce Railroad Trail is accessible near the lake, a four-mile hike one way along a former railroad bed. Olympic Hot Springs (which is a “use at your own risk” area) involves a trail through an abandoned paved road for over two miles and then a short hike over a natural trail. This area is normally closed during winter. Call the phone number or consult the Web site located at the end of this article. Located at the Sol Duc Hot Springs Resort, the Sol Duc Hot Springs are part of the resort. The resort is open until Oct. 25 and is due to reopen in late March, weather conditions permitting. The latest information, including operating schedule and cabin/room availability, is available at www.visitsolduc.com.

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(Check out many of the year-round accommodations along U.S. 101 on the West End for great off-season values, as advertised in these pages!) Adjacent to the Sol Duc resort is one of the most popular national park campgrounds and the trailhead for the Seven Lakes Basin. Follow U.S. Highway 101 to the signs to the hot springs. Forks, central to the rain forests and beaches of the western side of the Peninsula, is known for its rainfall and its hospitality. Stretch your legs with a visit to the Forks Timber Museum to learn about the history of the industry, a most important one central to the settlement of the area. You can also schedule a visit to Olympic Natural Resources Center — or just shop and relax. The Forks Chamber of Commerce can give you information and a guide to the area’s Arttrek, a driving tour of the art studios, galleries and gift shops in the West End. Tillicum Park is a large city park in Forks. It has ball fields, tennis courts and playground equipment. You can find the park by spotting the memorial train engine at the entrance along U.S. Highway 101 and Forks Avenue North. The seaside community of LaPush is located 12 miles from Forks and the home of the Quileute tribe. It features spectacular scenery, Quileute Oceanside Resort and Lonesome Creek RV Park. Phone the Olympic National Park visitor information line for access availabilities of park beaches at 360-5653132 or visit www.nps.gov/olym. VG.

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west end one of only three places in world for a rain forest The West End is a great place to

get away from the ordinary. From the coasts and the rain forests to Native American history and pioneer legends, it’s one-stop shopping for adventure. You have to work at getting there — the main route, U.S. Highway 101, twists and turns around Lake Crescent, and you may compete with recreational vehicles and log trucks — but the appreciation for natural beauty, even outside of Olympic National Park boundaries, makes it worthwhile. Here are some of the highlights of a trip to the West End:

Hoh Rain Forest

Off of U.S. 101, this rain forest — which is the result of the West End getting 100-plus inches of rain each year — is in one of only three places in the world where rain forests exist.

But unlike in Chile and New Zealand, the flora and fauna aren’t tropical. Instead, the wilderness is temperate and primeval, with ferns growing the size of large shrubs and trees as tall as skyscrapers blocking out the sun. Even if you stay in your car because of the fall-winter inclement weather, the green giants of the Hoh Rain Forest are visible. These trees can grow as tall as 300 feet with a circumference of 23 feet around. There are two other nearby rain forests ­— the Quinault and the Queets.

Hall of Mosses

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Forks Timber Museum

On U.S. 101, south of Forks, this free museum has exhibits depicting the history of logging in the area. Among the displays are an old-time steam donkey, threshing machine and a bunkhouse.

self-guided driving tour The Olympic West Arttrek, a self-guided driving

The Hoh Rain Forest, near Forks, boasts some of the largest Sitka spruce and western hemlock trees on Earth. Many reach almost 300 feet in height and 23 feet in circumference. In 1951, Forks residents fought to save their homes from “The Big Fire,” a forest fire that burned through 33,000 acres of land and destroyed 28 homes and four lumber mills before being contained. Forks received its name from its location at the fork of the Calawah and Bogachiel rivers. VG.

tour, is a trail of fine art studios, galleries, gift shops and much more on the West End. The artists and media vary from season to season, but has included everything from fine art sculptures, chain saw carvers, jewelry, pottery, paintings, photographs, nature and Native American crafts. The tour ranges from the West End to Kalaloch to Neah Bay offering a scenic as well as cultural drive. Contact the Forks Chamber of Commerce at 800-443-6757 for your free guide and map about the current Arttrek or check online at www.forkswa.com/arttrek. VG.

Ocean beaches

Another glory of the West End, most beaches are within Olympic National Park. One of the most accessible is Rialto Beach, about 15 miles west of Forks. Also close to Forks are Third and Second beaches near LaPush; both involve hikes. The beaches at Kalaloch are easy walks from car to shore. Kalaloch beaches are numbered 6, 4, 3, 2 and 1. Nearby is Ruby Beach, named for garnet flakes found in shore sand.

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Look at spring through a logger’s eye > TWO-HOUR TOUR includes a visit through Fork’s logging history and mill working operations

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THE FORKS LOGGING and Mill Tour is shut down for the off-season, but it will resume in May. Tours usually depart Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9 a.m. from the Forks Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center at the west end of town, 1411 S. Forks Ave. Tours are about 2-2.5 hours and usually include a visit to one of two lumber mills, a cedar shake and shingle mill and, when possible, a logging operation and a reforested area. Prepare for cool, rainy weather and wear boots or sturdy shoes. No flash photography is allowed. The tour is free, with donations accepted. Reservations are required, since space is limited. For more information, reservations or a free travel kit, call 360-374-2531 or 800-44-FORKS or visit the Web at www.forkswa.com. VG.

Nestled between the Hoh Rain Forest and the wild pacific beaches, Forks offers plenty of motels, restaurants and lots of gift shops, antiques and services. Take time to visit LaPush, Ruby Beach, the Hoh Rain Forest, Sol Duc Falls and Rialto Beach. Activities including kayaking, rafting, whale watching tours and fishing charters. Stop by the Forks Visitor Center at the south end of Forks next to the Timber Museum where you’ll find maps, free coffee, clean restrooms and helpful, informative people!

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Winter Worship Services ASSEMBLY OF GOD Forks Assembly of God 81 Huckleberry Lane (360) 374-6909

CATHOLIC St. Anne’s Church 374-9184

MASS SCHEDULE Saturday 5:30 p.m. Sunday 8:30 a.m. Sunday 5:00 p.m. SPANISH

Jim Chase, Sr., Pastor Joe Pursley, Youth Pastor Art Morlin, Pastoral Care

FORKS LUTHERAN (ELCA) Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

250 N. Blackberry Avenue, Forks 360-374-6343 Pamela Hunter, Pastor

MONDAY 7 p.m. Youth Night TUESDAY 6:00 p.m. Royal Rangers WEDNESDAY 7-8:15 p.m. Missionettes Loving GOD...Loving FAMILIES... Loving YOU and your FRIENDS... We want to change the way you think about church. www.forksag.org

170 Sol Duc Way 374-6798 Tom Lafrenz, Pastor

SUNDAY 9:45 a.m. Sunday School 11 a.m. Worship Service 6 p.m. Prayer & Praise MONDAY 7 p.m. Bible Study Call for location

EPICOPAL St. Swithin’s Episcopal Meeting at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church 250 N. Blackberry Avenue, Forks (360) 374-7486

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AN INTERNATIONAL DAY TRIP victoria offers old british charm and modern canadian friendliness Taking the ferry from Port Angeles to Victoria, across the Strait of Juan de Fuca, may not rank as an overseas journey, but travelers definitely are in another country when they set foot in Canada. You can make the approximately 20mile trip to Victoria for a one-day trek, a weekend fling or a long-term visit, using the quaint city with the English atmosphere as a starting point for an extended tour of Vancouver Island. The Black Ball ferry MV Coho leaves from downtown Port Angeles twice daily at 8:20 a.m. and 1:45 p.m., with return trips at 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Be advised that the ferry always takes two weeks off for

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Travel plans require passport OR special documentS MOST VISITORS TO Port Angeles plan to make at least a day trip to Victoria as part of their North Olympic Peninsula travel plans. But because of homeland security, the planning has to be more involved. All U.S. citizens and permanent residents who cross the international border must carry a valid passport or an accepted traveler program card to return to the United States via sea, including passengers aboard the ferry to the Port Angeles port of entry. The Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative, a homeland security measure that resulted from the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, began June 1, 2009. It also affects travel to Mexico, Bermuda and Caribbean nations. Citizens of the United States and Canada must present one of the following: ■ Passports, passport cards (http://travel.state.gov/passport) and trusted traveler program cards — NEXUS, SENTRI and FAST. ■ Enhanced driver’s license (http://www.dol.wa.gov). U.S. citizens who are Washington state residents are eligible to purchase an enhanced driver’s license for $15 more than a standard license. The enhanced license will meet the requirements for proof of citizenship to re-enter the U.S. from Canada and Mexico by land or sea. ■ Enhanced tribal cards (when available), U.S. military identification with military travel orders, U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Marine ID document when traveling on official

maritime business, Native American tribal photo identification cards, Form I-872 American Indian cards. Oral declarations of citizenship alone are no longer accepted. Note: Canada also requires passports or associated documentation. Visitors to the North Olympic Peninsula who are not U.S. or Canadian citizens will be required to have a passport and possibly a visa to enter the United States. A permanent resident of the U.S. will be required to show his or her immigration “green card” at the ports of entry into Canada and the United States. European visitors from countries that are part of the U.S. Visa Waiver Program can enter the United States for 90 days without obtaining a visa. Travelers must hold a machine-readable passport to be eligible. For more information, visit U.S. Customs and Immigration at www.cbp.gov, Canadian Immigration at www.cic.gc.ca and Canadian Border Services at www.ccra-adrc.gc.ca. In addition, government personnel at the ferry terminals in Port Angeles and Victoria can also answer questions. VG.

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The Butchart Gardens

800 Benvenuto Ave.,Victoria B.C.; 250-652-5256; www.butchartgardens. com. Fifty-five acres of floral display, paths, fountains, restaurants and gift shop. Begun in 1904, gardens feature thousands of plant, flower varieties. Open every day at 9 a.m., closing time varies as winter progresses.

Craigdarroch Castle

1050 Joan Crescent,Victoria, B.C. V8S365; 250-597-5323 1890s lavishly furnished Victorian mansion, 39 rooms, 87 stairs to tower, stained glass, woodwork.

Imposing lobbies

, A Palm Court with stained glass dome, traditional afternoon high tea — all are reminiscent of the grand Victorian age. The Fairmont Empress stands guard over Inner Harbour quay. which begins a half-block from the landing of the ferry from Port Angeles.

Victorian Garden Tours

2-145 Niagara,Victoria, B.C.V8V1G1; 250-380-2797; www.victoriangarden tours.com; e-mail: joan@victoriangarden tours.com Year-round individual/small group customized tours of private and public gardens.

Grand Tour of Victoria

The Grand Tour of Victoria is a deluxe tour of the city.The value-packed tour shows you the real Victoria — the best of Victoria’s homes, gardens and point of historic interest on board an authentic English double-decker bus. Tour lasts 90 minutes. Open every day between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Check availability for departure times. For more information, phone toll-free at 888-848-0742.

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YOU CAN TAKE into Canada the following duty-free: 200 cigarettes, 50 cigars, 7 ounces of manufactured tobacco and 200 tobacco sticks, 1.5 liters of wine or 1.14 liters of liquor if 21 or older, 24 12-ounce cans or bottles of beer or ale if 21 or older, and gifts valued at no more than $50 Canadian. If you’ve been in Canada for more than 48 hours, you can bring back $800 worth of goods duty-free into the United States every 30 days. You’re also allowed to bring into the United States the following: 100 non-Cuban cigars, 200 cigarettes — and 1 liter (33.8 ounces) of alcoholic beverages, if you’re 21 or older. If you’ve been in Canada fewer than 48 hours, you’re limited to $200 every 30 days. Keep in mind these restrictions on bringing dutyfree items back into the United States: ■ The items are for your personal or household use. ■ They are in your possession when you return to the United States. Items to be sent later may not be included in your $800 dutyfree exemption. ■ The items are declared to Customs. If you do not declare all items that you obtained during your trip, you risk forfeiting them. ■ You are returning from a trip of at least 48 hours for the $800 exemption. ■ You have not used your exemption, or any part of it, in the past 30 days. If you use part of your exemption, you must wait another 30 days before you are allowed another $800 exemption. ■ The items are not prohibited or restricted. For other information about entering Canada or bringing back goods, check out the U.S. Customs Web site at www.customs.gov, and select “Travel.” VG.

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EVENTS CALENDAR October Port Townsend and Jefferson County Port Townsend Farmers Markets, Lawrence and Tyler streets every Saturday, May 5 through mid November, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Teen Lab, Key City Players, Port Townsend, Oct. 17 Stand up Comedy Night, benefit for Key City Public Theatre, Oct 15 Piedmont Blues Intensive, Centrum, Fort Worden, Port Townsend, Oct. 15-18 The Centrum Gala, Centrum, Fort Worden, Port Townsend, Oct. 17 Old Time Fiddlers Jam, Tri-Area Community Center, Chimacum, Oct. 24 Hauntownsend “Carnival of the Twilight,” Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Oct. 22-31 Advanced Improvisation, Centrum, Fort Worden, Port Townsend, Oct. 29Nov.1 Port Townsend Community Orchestra Fright Night Concert, Chimacum High School Auditorium, Oct. 31 Downtown Trick or Treat, Port Townsend, Oct. 31

Sequim and Dungeness Valley Wednesday Morning Bird Walks, Railroad Bridge Park First Friday Reception and Art Walk, multiple venues Port Angeles Symphony Chamber Orchestra, Sequim Worship Center, Oct. 17 Third Annual Biz2Biz Expo, Sequim Chamber of Commerce, Oct. 20 Fall Fruit Tasting Show, Olympic Orchard Society, Oct. 24 Pumpkin Party/Country Fair, Sequim Prairie Grange, Oct. 24 Sequim City Band Concert, Oct. 25 Trinity Methodist Church Harvest Dinner, Oct. 30

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“Rehearsal For Murder,” Port Angeles Community Playhouse, Sept. 25-Oct. 11 Studium Generale, International Forest Storytelling Festival, Peninsula College, Oct. 15 Port Angeles Symphony Chamber Orchestra, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Oct. 16 15th International Forest Storytelling Festival, Peninsula College, Oct. 16-18 Studium Generale, Dr. Lara Starcevic interviews artistic and educational director of The Paradise Theater School, Pattie Miles Van Beuzekom, Peninsula College, Oct. 22 OMC 10 K Run, Oct. 20 Studium Generale, Thomas Hurst, former photo journalist, Peninsula College, Oct. 29 Men’s Basketball Tournament, “Talking Rain,” Vern Burton Center, Oct. 31-Nov. 1 Downtown Trick or Treat, Oct. 31

Victoria “Bordertown Cafe,” Belfry Theatre, no Monday performances, through Oct. 18 Vision into Reality: The Asian Collection Begins, Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, through March 14 Sacred Arts of Tibet, The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, through Dec. 6 Vision Into Reality: Colin Graham and West Coast Modernism, The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, through Jan. 10 Vision Into Reality: The Birth of the Collection, The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, through March 28 Pumpkin Art at Victoria Truth Center, Oct. 30-Nov 1 12th Annual ROMP Festival of Independent Dance, multiple venues, Oct. 15-Nov. 8 Ghosts of Victoria Festival, Ghostly Walks, 250-384-6698, Oct. 23-31 Silver of the Stars, Scottish silversmith designs, Royal B.C. Museum, through Jan. 10 The Victoria Masquerade Ball, $95, Oct. 24 Olympic Torch Relay Ceremony and Celebration, Oct. 30 u

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November Port Townsend and Jefferson County Port Townsend Farmers Markets, Lawrence and Tyler streets every Saturday, through mid November, resumes in May Advanced Improvisation, Centrum, Fort Worden, Port Townsend, Oct. 29Nov.1 “Scrooge: The Musical,” Key City Public Theatre, Nov. 27-Dec. 20 PT Shorts, readings of literary works, Pope Marine Building, Port Townsend, first Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Quilcene First Saturday Art Walk JeffCo Holiday Fair, Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Nov. 7-8 Art Council’s Port Ludlow Performing Arts: Cabaret Night with Van Django’s Hot String Jazz, Port Ludlow Bay Club, Nov. 6 Port Townsend Woodworkers’ Show, American Legion Hall, Port Townsend, Nov. 7, 8 A Cajun House Party, Centrum, Fort Worden, Port Townsend, Nov. 12-15 RainFest Auction, Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Nov. 13 Celebrate the Harvest-Passport Wine tour, throughout area, Nov. 14-15 Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair, Port Townsend Community Center, Nov. 27-28 Port Townsend Marine Science Center Gift Shop Sale and Fish Printing, on the pier at Fort Worden, Nov. 27-28 “Scrooge: The Musical,” Key City Public Theatre, Nov. 27-Dec. 20 Old Time Fiddlers Jam, Tri-Area Community Center, Chimacum, Nov. 28 Merchants’ Holiday Open House, Port Townsend, Nov. 28 Fall Migration Cruise to Protection Island, Port Townsend Marine Science Center, Nov. TBA

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Friday Art Walk, Nov. 6 Wednesday Morning Bird Walks, Railroad Bridge Park Holiday Bazaar, Agnew Helpful Neighbors Club, Nov. 7 Old Time Fiddlers Jam, Sequim Prairie Grange, Macleay Hall, Nov. 14 Celebrate the Harvest-Passport Wine tour, throughout area, Nov. 14-15 Pancake Breakfast, Sequim Prairie Grange, Nov. 15 “Doubt, a Parable,” Olympic Theatre Arts, Nov. 20-Dec. 6 Lady Elks Christmas Bazaar, Elks Lodge Hall, Nov. 21 Holiday Nature Mart, Dungeness River Audubon Center, Nov. 21 Lighting of the Lights, Bank of America Park, Nov. 27 Santa’s Coming to Town, Bank of America Park, Nov. 28 Sequim City Band, Bank of America Park, Nov. 28

Port Angeles Farmers Market, Gateway Center, Front Street and Lincoln, Saturday mornings Studium Generale, tribal artist Jeff Monson will discuss his art, Peninsula College, Nov. 5 An Evening with Roger McGuinn, concert, Port Angeles High School, Nov.1 Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra, Port Angeles High School Auditorium, Nov. 7 A Taste of the Peninsula, venue TBA, Nov. 7 Adult Basketball Tournament, Vern Burton Community Center, Nov. 2-3 Studium Generale, Dean for Studen Services Maria Pena and students will talk about creating a diverse student body, Peninsula College, Nov. 12 Second Saturday Art Walk, various venues Christmas Cottage Crafts, Vern Burton Center, Nov. 13-15 Celebrate the Harvest-Passport Wine tour, throughout area, Nov. 14-15 Basketball Youth Tipoff tournament, Nov. 7-8 White Lights and Snowflakes, holiday open houses downtown, Nov. 14-15 Studium Generale, Author Tim

McNulty presents from the revised edition of his book, Olympic National Park: A Natural History, Peninsula College, Nov. 19 Shakespeare On Campus, two actors from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Peninsula College, Nov. 20 Winterfest and Ski Swap, Vern Burton Community Center, Nov. 21-22 “The Matchmaker,” Port Angeles Community Playhouse, Nov. 20-Dec. 6 Community Christmas Tree Lighting, Conrad Dyar Memorial Fountain, Nov. 28 Festival of Trees, Vern Burton Community Center, Nov. 27-30

West End Forks Wine and Cheese/Awards, location TBA, Nov. 14 West End Business and Professional Association Drawings, Nov. 7, 14, 21

Victoria Ballet Victoria: The Secret Garden and other works, Mcpherson Playhouse, Oct. 3-Nov. 1 Victoria Symphony, Royal Theater, Nov. 1-2 “Romeo and Juliet,” Phoenix Theatre, University of Victoria, Nov. 5-21 “The Year of Magical Thinking,” Belfry Theatre, no Monday performances, Nov. 13-Dec. 13 “Anne,” Chemainus Theatre, Nov. 12-Jan. 2 Stravinsky, “The Rake’s Progress,” Royal Theatre, Nov. 12, 14, 17, 19, 21 2009 Festival of Trees, Empress Hotel, Nov. 19-Jan. 4 S’abadeb: The Gifts: Pacific Coast Salish Art and Artists, Royal BC Museum, Nov. 20-March 8 Santa Light Parade, downtown, Nov. 21 “Gypsy,” Mcpherson Playhouse, Nov. 26-29

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PT Shorts, “A Child’s Christmas in Wales/ A Soldier’s Christmas in Iraq,” Pope Marine Building, Port Townsend, Dec. 5. Community Treelighting and Santa Visit, Union Wharf, Haller Fountain, Port Townsend, Dec. 5 Port Townsend Community Orchestra Christmas Readiness Concert, Chimacum High School Auditorium, Dec. 5 Chimacum Arts and Crafts Fair, Chimacum High School, Dec. 12-13 Art Council’s Port Ludlow Performing Arts: “Oh Night Divine — A Romanza Christmas,” Port Ludlow Bay Club, Dec. 13 First Night, non-alcoholic family New Year’s Eve celebration, Port Townsend City Hall, Dec. 31

Sequim and Dungeness Valley First Friday Art Walk and Reception, multiple venues, Dec. 4 Wednesday Morning Bird Walks, Railroad Bridge Park Dungeness Annual Christmas Tea, Old Dungeness School House, Dec. 5, 6 Lion’s Club Christmas Bazaar, Dec. 5 “Doubt, a Parable,” Olympic Theatre Arts, through Dec. 6 Sequim Community Christmas Chorus, Sequim Bible Church, Dec. 4-6 Handmade Christmas Fair, Sequim Prairie Grange, Dec. 5 Wednesday Morning Bird Walks, Railroad Bridge Park Old Time Fiddlers Jam, Sequim Prairie Grange, Macleay Hall, Dec. 12 Sequim-Dungeness Christmas Bird Count, Contact River Center, 360-6814076, Dec. 14 Breakfast with Santa, Citizens for Sequim Schools, Dec. 22

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insula College, Dec, 10 Rain Deer Fun Run/Walk, Waterfront Trail, Dec. 19 Second Saturday Art Walk, various venues Holiday Hoops, basketball tournament 5th grade through 8th, Dec. 12-13 Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra, Port Angeles High School auditorium, Dec. 12

West End West End Business and Professional Association Drawings, Dec. 5, 12, 19 Moonlight Madness, Forks downtown merchants, Dec. 5 JT’s Sweet Stuffs Twinkle Light Parade, Forks, Dec. 5 Cherish our Children, LaPush, Dec. 5 Forks Festival of Trees, Dec. 5 and 6 Drawing for $1,000 Shopping Spree, Dec. 19

Victoria S’abadeb: The Gifts: Pacific Coast Salish Art and Artists, Royal BC Museum, through-March 8 “Anne,” Chemainus Theatre, throughJan. 2 “The Best Christmas Pagent Ever,” McPherson Playhouse, Dec. 5-13 “The Year of Magical Thinking,” Belfry Theatre, no Monday performances, through Dec. 13 2010 Festival of Trees, Empress Hotel, Nov. 19-Jan. 4 Bear Wear 2008, teddy bear display, Hotel Grand Pacific, Nov. 17-Dec. 16

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Port Angeles Farmers Market, Gateway Center, Front Street and Lincoln, Saturday mornings Studium Generale, programs Thursdays at noon, Little Theater, Peninsula College Second Saturday Art Walk, Landing Mall, Jan. 9 Port Angeles Symphony Chamber Orchestra, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Jan. 15 Martin Luther King Youth Basketball Tournament, Vern Burton Community Center, Jan. 16-18 Young Artist Competition, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Jan. 30. HotSpot 2010 Basketball Competition, Vern Burton Community Center, Jan. 31 Snowgrass 2010, local bands, Port Angeles High School, TBA

Victoria S’abadeb: The Gifts: Pacific Coast Salish Art and Artists, Royal BC Museum, through-March 8 “Anne,” Chemainus Theatre, throughJan. 2 “Where the Blood Mixes,” Belfry Theatre, Jan. 19-Feb. 21 Victoria Film Festival, multiple venues, Jan. 29-Feb. 7

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Port Townsend, Feb. 6 Quilcene First Saturday Art Walk, Feb. 6 PT Shorts, readings of literary works, Pope Marine Building, Port Townsend, first Saturday, 7:30 p.m. 14th Annual Playwrights’ Festival, Key City Public Theatre, TBA Creative Nonfiction Weekend, Fort Worden, Port Townsend, Feb. 4-7 Red Wine and Chocolate, throughout area, Feb. 6-7 13-15 Art Council’s Port Ludlow Performing Arts: Boyz Nite Out, Port Ludlow Bay Club, Feb. 19 Port Townsend Community Orchestra Winter Concert, Chimacum High School Auditorium, Feb. 27 Old Time Fiddlers Jam, Tri-Area Community Center, Chimacum, Feb. 27

Sequim and Dungeness Valley First Friday Reception and Art Walk, Feb. 5 Wednesday Morning Bird Walks, Railroad Bridge Park “Cabaret,” Olympic Theatre Arts, Feb. 5-21 Owl Prowl in the Owlympics, Dungeness River Audubon Center, TBA Red Wine and Chocolate, throughout area, Feb. 6-7 13-15 Old Time Fiddlers Jam, Sequim Prairie Grange, Macleay Hall, Feb. 13

Port Angeles Farmers Market, Gateway Center, Front Street and Lincoln, Saturday mornings Studium Generale, programs Thursdays at noon, Little Theater, Peninsula College Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra, Port Angeles High School Auditorium, Feb. 6 Second Saturday Art Walk, various venues Red Wine and Chocolate, throughout area, Feb. 6-7 13-15 Annual Doll and Bear Show, Vern Burton Community Center, Feb. 6 President’s Day Youth Basketball Tournament, Vern Burton Community Center, Feb. 13-14 Solas: Celtic band, Port Angeles High School, Feb. 19 “Damn Yankees,” Port Angeles Community Playhouse, Feb. 19-March 7


Victoria S’abadeb: The Gifts: Pacific Coast Salish Art and Artists, Royal B.C. Museum, through-March 8 Victoria Film Festival, multiple venues, Jan. 29-Feb. 7 “Where the Blood Mixes,” Belfry Theatre, Jan. 19-Feb. 21 Strauss, “Capriccio,” Royal Theatre, Feb. 25, 27

March Port Townsend and Jefferson County Victorian Festival, several venues, TBA Gallery Walk/Artists Receptions, Port Townsend, March 6 Quilcene First Saturday Art Walk, March 6 PT Shorts, readings of literary works, Pope Marine Building, Port Townsend, first Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Latin Jazz Intensive, Centrum, Fort Worden, Port Townsend, March 18-21 Art Council’s Port Ludlow Performing Arts: California Guitar Trio, Port Ludlow Bay Club, March 18 Old Time Fiddlers Jam, Tri-Area Community Center, Chimacum, March 27

Sequim and Dungeness Valley First Friday Reception and First Friday Art Walk, March 5 Wednesday Morning Bird Walks, Railroad Bridge Park Old Time Fiddlers Jam, Sequim Prairie Grange, Macleay Hall, March 13 Early Spring Birds of the North Olympic Peninsula, Dungeness River Audubon Center, TBA 12th Annual Soroptimist Gala Garden Show, 400 W. Fir St., March 20-21

Port Angeles Farmers Market, Gateway Center, Front Street and Lincoln, Saturday mornings Studium Generale, programs Thursdays at noon, Little Theater, Peninsula College Easter Bunny comes to downtown, TBA

“Damn Yankees,” Port Angeles Community Playhouse, Feb. 19-March 7 Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra, Port Angeles High School Auditorium, March 13 Second Saturday Art Walk, various venues Spring Hoopfest, basketball tournament 5th grade through Varsity, March 6-7 April Fool’s Extravaganza basketball tournament, 5th grade through Varsity, March 27-28 Port Angeles Symphony Applause Auction and Dinner, TBA

Victoria S’abadeb: The Gifts: Pacific Coast Salish Art and Artists, Royal B.C. Museum, through-March 8 World Theatre Day, Belfry Theatre, March 27 Strauss, “Capriccio,” Royal Theatre, March 2, 4, 6

Port Townsend and Jefferson County Gallery Walk/Artists Receptions, Port Townsend, April 3 Quilcene First Saturday Art Walk PT Shorts, readings of literary works, Pope Marine Building, Port Townsend, first Saturday, 7:30 p.m. “The Seagull” by Anton Chekhov, Key City Public Theatre, April-May Port Townsend Community Orchestra Spring Concert, Chimacum High School Auditorium, April 24 Art Council’s Port Ludlow Performing Arts: Colorado Children’s Chorale, Port Ludlow Bay Club, April 25 Choro Workshop, Centrum, Worden, Port Townsend, April 22-25 Old Time Fiddlers Jam, Tri-Area Community Center, Chimacum, April 24 10th Annual JeffCo Expo, Jefferson County Fairgrounds, April TBA

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Port Angeles Farmers Market, Gateway Center, Front Street and Lincoln, Saturday mornings Studium Generale, programs Thursdays at noon, Little Theater, Peninsula College Second Saturday Art Walk, various venues Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra, Port Angeles High School Auditorium, April 17 “Out of Order,” Port Angeles Community Playhouse, April 30-May 16 Jazz Festival, 11 bands, four venues, April TBA

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Old Time Fiddlers Jam, Sequim Prairie Grange, Macleay Hall, April 10 “Dear Jennifer,” and “Spider on the Sill,” Olympic Theatre Arts, April 16-May 2

Sekiu Winter Salmon Derby, Clallam Bay/Sekiu, TBA RainFest, multiple venues, TBA Fabric of the Forrest Quilt Show, in conjunction with RainFest

Victoria “The 25th Annual Putnum County Spelling Bee,” Belfry Theatre, April 13-May 16 Mozart “Cosi Fan Tutte,” Royal Theatre, April 15, 17, 20, 22, 24

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Wednesday Morning Bird Walks, Railroad Bridge Park “Dear Jennifer,” and “Spider on the Sill,” Olympic Theatre Arts, April 16-May 2 Irrigation Festival, May 1-8 Irrigation Festival Arts and Crafts Fair, May 1-2 Old Time Fiddlers Jam, Sequim Prairie Grange, Macleay Hall, May 8 Irrigation Festival Grand Parade, May 8 International Migratory Bird Day/ Clallam County Birdathon, TBA Port Angeles Symphony Chamber Orchestra, Sequim Worship Center, May 15 Master Gardeners Spring Plant Sale, TBA

Port Angeles Farmers Market, Gateway Center, Front Street and Lincoln, Saturday mornings Studium Generale, programs, Thursdays at noon, Little Theater, Peninsula College “Out of Order,” Port Angeles Community Playhouse, April 30-May 16 North Olympic Mustang 26th Annual Show ’n’ Shine, Clallam County Courthouse parking lot, May TBA MayDay Roundball, Youth Basketball tournament, May 1-2 Second Saturday Art Walk, various venues Port Angeles Symphony Chamber Orchestra, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, May 14 Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts, Vern Burton Community Center, May 28-31

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BUSINESS LISTINGS Art & Antiques Port Townsend/Jefferson County Art Mine 310 Hadlock Bay Road, Port Hadlock 96339; 360-385-7030; www.innatport hadlock.com At the Inn at Port Hadlock, three-story contemporary art gallery. Open daily 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. See our ad on Page 26 Artisans on Taylor 236 Taylor St., Port Townsend 98368; 360-379-1029; www.artisansontaylor.com An unmatched collection of local, regional and national fine art and crafts, jewelry, beads, glass, paintings and more. Specializing in wedding bands and bridal accessories. Open daily 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. See our ad on Page 26 Ancestral Spirits Gallery 701 Water St., Port Townsend; 360-3850078; www.ancestralspirits.com Fine Native Art by indigenous artists and craftspeople of North America and Siberia. Open daily. “An exquisite art gallery.” ­— National Geographic Traveler See our ad on Page 26 Earthenworks Gallery 702 Water St., Port Townsend 98368; 360-385-0328; www.earthenworksgallery. com Voted one of the Top 100 Retailers of American Craft. Unique interior and exterior sculpture and art, fountains, glass works and art for the home. Open daily 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. See our ad on Page 26 Elizabeth Haight Gallery 360-385-3075; www.elisabethhaight.com Open by appointment. Regional, abstract, figurative, glass, botanical and religious art. See our ad on Page 26 Forest Gems 807 Washington St., Port Townsend 98368; 360-379-1713; www.forestgemsgallery.com A haven for people who love wood. Highly figured Northwest woods by Northwest artists. Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. See our ad on Page 26

Gallery 9 1012 Water St., Port Townsend 98368; 360-379-8881; www.gallery-9.com Cooperative art gallery of local artists and artisans. Thursday through Tuesday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday noon to 4 p.m. See our ad on Page 26

Wynwoods Gallery and Studio 940 Water St, Port Townsend 98368; 360-385-6131; www.wynwoods.com Fine contemporary handcrafted jewelry, beads and treasures. See our ad on Page 26

Max Grover Gallery 820 Water St. (upstairs), Port Townsend 98368; 360-385-3037 Colorful paintings, prints, cards and children’s books. Open Friday through Monday 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. See our ad on Page 26

Unique Treasures 105 W. First St., Port Angeles 98362; 360-452-5995 Antiques and collectibles, furniture and gift items. See our ad on Page 79

Northwind Arts Center 2409 Jefferson St., Port Townsend 98368; 360-379-1086; www.northwindarts. org A non-profit center connecting the arts and community. We feature juried and invitational exhibits, workshops, lectures, a venue for writers and a yearly studio tour and arts festival. Open Thursday through Monday noon to 5 p.m. See our ad on Page 26 Pacific Traditions Gallery 637 Water St., Waterstreet Hotel, Port Townsend 98368; 360-385-4770; www. pacifictraditions.com Local and nationally recognized Native artists of distinction. Open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. See our ad on Page 26 Port Townsend Gallery 715 Water St., Port Townsend 98368; 360-379-8110; www.porttownsendgallery. com A fine arts gallery showcasing quality art, sculpture, jewelry, photography and crafts by regional artists. Come in and enjoy our waterside location and artful garden. See our ad on Page 26 Williams Gallery 914 Water St., Port Townsend 98368; 360-385-3630; www.williams-gallery.com For the naturally sophisticated, a gallery of fine arts and crafts. Open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday noon to 5 p.m. See our ad on Page 26

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Assisted Living Sequim

Dungeness Courte Alzheimer’s Community 651 Garry Oak Drive, Sequim 98382; 360-582-9309 A friendly, home-like setting for its residents and their families. Day care and respite care provided. See our ad on Page 31

Attractions, Tours, Events Port Townsend/Jefferson County Centrum — A Center for Arts and Creative Education Fort Worden State Park, P.O. Box 1158, Port Townsend 98368; 360-3853102; www.centrum.org Presenting workshops and festivals for more than 30 years; chamber music, fiddle tunes, jazz, blues, writing and dance, plus Seattle men’s and women’s chorus. See our ad on Page 19

Sequim

Museum & Arts Center 175 W. Cedar St., Sequim 98382; 360683-8110; www.SequimMuseum.org, info@ SequimMuseum.org. Local history; mastodon exhibit; veteran’s exhibit. Free to public. Olympic Game Farm 1423 Ward Road, Sequim 98382; 360-683-4295 Elks, lions, tigers, bears, gift shop, petting farm, driving tours. See our ad on Page 13 and 33

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Elwha River Casino 631 Stratton Road, Port Angeles 98363; 360-452-3005; www.elwharivercasino.com. Home of the hottest slots in town. Featuring over 100 bingo style electronic slot machines. River’s Edge Deli, lunch and dinner specials. Barista bar, coffee and specialty drinks. See our ad on inside cover Feiro Marine Life Center Port Angeles City Pier at Railroad and Lincoln streets; 360-457-7092 and 800392-2361; www.olypen.com/feirolab/. Come see what’s in the sea! Guided tours, special programs, pre-arranged tours. Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center Olympic National Park; Port Angeles 98363; 360-928-3211 Just 17 miles south of Port Angeles, this must-see national park destination offers spectacular views of glacier-clad peaks and endless outdoor activities to be enjoyed. Gift shop and snack bar. Sky equipment rental. Three surface lifts/800 vertical feet of skiing. Please call the National Park Service for current road conditions: 360-565-3131. Heritage Tours 360-452-2363, ext. 0 Daily guided walking tours of downtown Port Angeles and the historic downtown. Port Angeles. History comes to life as you tour underground store fronts, survey murals and even drop in at a large brothel. See our ad on Page 55 Museum at the Carnegie 207 S. Lincoln St., Port Angeles 98362; 360-452-2662 Clallam County history exhibits and Native American artifacts on display at the renovated Carnegie Library. Port Angeles Fine Arts Center 1203 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles 98362; 360-417-4590, recorded message; 360-457-3532, business line Rotating exhibitions of contemporary art and a singular sculpture park on five woodland acres with more than 120 sculptures and site works. The semi-circular Webster House, designed in 1951 by Paul Hayden Kirk, affords sweeping vistas of the city, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and the horizons of Vancouver Island. See our ad on Page 46

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Victoria Butchart Gardens 800 Benvenuto Ave., Victoria B.C.; 350-652-5256 55 acre multi-themed garden. Craigdarroch Castle 1050 Joan Crescent, Victoria, B.C. V8S365; 250-597-5323 1890s lavishly furnished Victorian mansion, 39 rooms, 87 stairs to tower. BC Museum and IMAX 675 Belleville St., Victoria, B.C. V8W9W2; 250-356-7226 Major museum with permanent and traveling exhibits. And, IMAX giant screen 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. with feature films in evenings.

Auto, RV Port Angeles Mobuilt RV Repair & RV Supplies 2372 E. Highway 101, Port Angeles 98362; 360-457-4101; www.mobuiltrv.com RV structural and appliance repair for over 25 years and the largest retail RV inventory on the Olympic Peninsula. No one has the inventory that we do — parts, accessories, hitches, electrical, plumbing and more. Awning and other special products available for order. Friendly, long term employees and are individually owned and operated. Repair shop open: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Retail store summer hours — open at 9 a.m. See our ad on Page 63

Brew pubs Port Angeles Peak’s Brew Pub 130 W. Lincoln St., Port Angeles 98362; 360-452-2802; www.peakspub.com Best selection of micro and domestic beer. Watch us brew our award winning house beers. Home of Ed’s killer chili! See our ad on Page 53

Campgrounds and Parks Port Townsend/Jefferson County Jefferson County Fairgrounds P.O. Box 242, 4907 Landes St., Port Townsend 98368; 360-385-1013; fax 360-385-0865 Full hook-ups water/power/septic 82 camp sites. Bathrooms, showers, septic dump. u

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Sequim Private GILGAL “Oasis” RV Park 400 Brown Road (behind Econo Lodge and across from QFC shopping center), Sequim 98382; 360-452-1324 or 888-445-4251 Sequim’s newest RV park; 28 sites, 19 pull throughs; amenities. See our ad on Page 65

Port Angeles Private Crescent Beach & RV Park 2860 Crescent Beach Road, Port Angeles 98363-8703; 360-928-3344 RVs and tents; daily, weekly, monthly rates; laundry, hot showers, fire pits, picnic tables; sandy beach, surfing, beach-combing, kayaking. Fee for beach use. Reservations accepted. See our ad on Page 65 Elwha Dam RV Park 47 Lower Dam Road, Port Angeles 98363; 360-452-7054; www.elwhadamrv park.com Ten minutes to Victoria ferry, 10 minutes to downtown. Quiet wooded setting. Walk to Elwha Dam and river. See our ad on Page 65 Peabody Creek RV Second and Lincoln streets; 127 S. Lincoln St., downtown, Port Angeles 98362; 360-457-7092 and 800-392-2361 Laundry, showers, pets allowed on a leash, quiet peaceful area in city, walking distance to ferry and shops. Tours of Victoria available. See our ads on Page 65 Salt Creek RV Park 53802 Highway 112 W., Port Angeles 98363; 360-928-2488 Laundry, open 24 hours; restrooms; hot showers; pet walk areas; security patrol; dump station; picnic tables; pay phone and store nearby; quiet off-highway parking; daily, weekly, monthly rates; pets welcome (on leash); quiet hours (10 p.m. to 8 a.m.); fires only in grates; fireworks and firearms prohibited. See our ads on Pages 65 Shadow Mountain Campground & RV Park 232951 Highway 101, Port Angeles; 360-928-3043 or 877-928-3043


Full hookups; tent spaces, laundry, store/deli; fuel; 15 miles west of Port Angeles on U.S. Highway 101 across from Lake Sutherland. See our ad on Page 65

Forks/West End Hungry Bear Cafe, Motel and RV Park Milepost 206, P.O. Box 236, Beaver 98305; 360-327-3225 The Hungry Bear is centrally located to many recreational possibilities including lakes, Pacific Ocean beaches, the Hoh Rainforest, Olympic National Park and many inviting communities. Enjoy a peaceful night’s rest in a motel room, or in your R.V. parked in the grassy R.V. park. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available in the cafe. See our ad on Page 61 Quileute Lonesome Creek RV Park (and store) 490 Ocean Drive, P.O. Box 250, LaPush 98350; 360-374-4333 or 360-374-4338 Come enjoy all the Pacific has to offer, gorgeous views, fishing, hiking, culture, campfires and more. Choose to relax on the beach or have a day filled with adventure. This park offers ocean-side hook-ups, clubhouse, fire pits, handicap accessible bathrooms and showers and laundry facilities. Ideal for your next private getaway! See our ad on Page 65

Chambers of Commerce North/West Coast Clallam Bay/Sekiu Chamber of Commerce P.O. Box 355, Clallam Bay 98326; 360963-2339; e-mail chamber@sekiu.com and chamber@clallambay.com, Web sites www. sekiu.com and www.clallambay.com.

Forks/West End Forks Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center 1411 S. Forks Ave./P.O. Box 1249, Forks 98331; 360-374-2531, 800-4436757; www.forkswa.com, e-mail info@ forkswa.com. See our ad on Page 90

Community Organization Port Angeles Port Angeles Downtown Association 208 N. Laurel St., Port Angeles 98362;

360-457-9614 Representing over 200 businesses in downtown Port Angeles, we present community events, art tours and business education opportunities throughout the year. See our ad on Page 52

delivery available. Open daily. See our ad on Page 36

Port Angeles Airport Cafe LLC Fairchild International Airport, Port Angeles 98363; 360-457-1190 Breakfast served all day. Lunch, organic espresso. Free Wi-Fi available. Gifts, local art, books, souvenir clothing and much more! Open 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. All credit cards accepted. See our ad on Page 61

Dining Sequim/Dungeness Valley Domino’s Pizza 755 W. Washington St., Sequim 98382; 360-582-1600 The best pizza at the best prices. Open Monday-Thursday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. and Sunday from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. See our ad on Page 7 Carlsborg’s Old Mill Cafe 721 Carlsborg Road, Carlsborg 98382; 360-582-1583 Open Tuesday through Friday, breakfast, lunch, dinner, down home cooking, steaks and seafood. See our ad on Page 36 Dockside Grill 2577 W. Sequim Bay Road, Sequim; 360-683-7510. Northwest waterfront dining. See our ad on Page 36 The Oak Table Cafe 292 W. Bell St.; 360-633-2179. Specializing in handcrafted breakfast and creative lunches. See our ad on Page 36 El Cazador 531 W. Washington St., Sequim 98382; 360-683-4788 Serving lunch and dinner. Open seven days a week. Family friendly restaurant. See our ad on Page 36 The Lodge Espresso 660 Evergreen Farm Way, Sequim 98382; 360-681-3100; off the corner of Old Olympic and Fifth Avenue. Coffee, teas, lattes, smoothies and more! See our ad on Page 15 Quiznos 1400 W. Washington St., Sequim 98382; 360-681-4321; and, 112 Del Guzzi Road, Port Angeles 98362; 360-452-9208 Large selection of subs and hot or cold, Fall 2009 | Winter 2010

Bella Italia 118 E. First St., Port Angeles 98362; 360-457-5442; www.bellaitaliapa.com Voted “Best on the Peninsula” for 2009. Featuring Northwest and Italian wines. Wine tasting Tuesdays, 1 p.m.-3 p.m.; catering available. A favorite “Twilight” destination. See our ad on Page 54 Baskin Robbins 1611 E. Front St., Port Angeles 98362; 360-452-7777 31 flavors of ice cream, sundaes, floats, ice cream cakes — anything ice cream! Also able to make custom non ice cream cakes for any occasion. Open everyday! Family owned and operated. Gift certificates always available. See our ad on Page 61 China First 633 E. First St., Port Angeles 98362; 360-457-1647 All-day buffet plus regular men available. Voted best buffet 2007, 2008 and 2009. See our ad on Page 63 The Coffee Cottage 1921 W. Highway 101, Port Angeles; 360-460-9337 Open M-F 5 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sunday 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Check out our daily specials! See our ad on Page 15 Cornerhouse Restaurant 101 E. Front St., Port Angeles 98362; 360-452-9692 Classic home cooking at affordable prices. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, cocktails. Open 6 a.m. daily. See our ad on Page 67 Domino’s Pizza 1210 E. Front St., Port Angeles 98362; 360-452-4222

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The best pizza at the best prices. Open Monday-Thursday from 11 a.m. to midnight, Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. See our ad on Page 7 P&K Deli-Mart 1315 E. Front St., Port Angeles 98362; 360-452-3332 Fresh deli sandwiches, subs, pizza, Cruisin’ chicken, groceries, mixers, bar supplies and more. See our ad on Page 71 Puerto de Angeles 940 E. First St., Port Angeles 98362; 360-417-2963 Authentic Mexican cuisine. Serving beer, wine and mixed drinks. See our ad on Page 75 Fiesta Jalisco 636 E. Front St., Port Angeles 98362; 360-452-3928 Authentic Mexican cuisine. Daily specials. Serving beer, wine, mixed drinks. Voted Best Mexican Food six years in a row. See our ad on Page 60 Joshua’s Restaurant & Lounge 113 DelGuzzi Drive, Port Angeles 98362; 360-452-6545 All food is prepared as it is ordered, fresh everyday. We serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. Steak, burgers, sandwiches, salads — most all diets can be accommodated. Three large areas where parties from 30 to 80 are welcome — reservations are appreciated. Full lunge/bar with dining available. Great kids menu and friendly welcoming staff. Family owned and operated. Open at 6 a.m. every day. See our ad on Page 64

Forks/West End Quileute Rivers Edge Restaurant Seasonal: 360-374-0777 Presents breath-taking sea views and fresh-off-the-boat seafood. See our ad on back page

Home design Sequim Sherry Grimes Designs P.O. Box 2066, Sequim 98382; 360-683-2012 Custom home design. See our ad on Page 43 106

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Lodging Sequim/Dungeness Valley Brigadoon Vacation Rentals 62 Balmoral Court, Sequim 98382; 360-683-2255, 800-397-2256 Lovely homes and cabins from Joyce to Gardiner. See our ad on Page 44 Clark’s Chambers Bed & Breakfast 322 Clark Road, Sequim 98382; 360683-4431; e-mail clacha@olypen.com A pioneer family farmhouse with great mountain and water views. The oldest family owned farm in Washington state. See our ad on Page 39 Groveland Cottage 4861 Sequim-Dungeness Way, Sequim 98382; 360-683-3565 Bed and breakfast and vacation rental properties. See our ad on Page 39 Red Caboose B&B P.O. Box 3803, Sequim 98382; 360-683-7204 or 360-683-7350 Retreat to your own private luxury caboose. Gourmet breakfast served in our 1934 Zephyr dining car. See our ad on Page 39

Port Angeles Colette’s Bed & Breakfast 339 Finn Hall Road, Port Angeles 98362; 360-457-9197 or 800-457-9777 Luxury accommodations, 10-acre waterfront estate. See our ad on Page 72 Days Inn 1510 E. Front St., Port Angeles 98362; 360-452-4015, reservations 800-3297466 or www.daysinn.com Now part of the Days Inn Worldwide Family. Just minutes from the Victoria ferry terminal and the beautiful Olympic Mountains, famous Hurricane Ridge, known for breathtaking scenery and hiking trails. Centrally located and minutes from downtown shopping and restaurants. Clean, affordable rooms and friendly staff. Meeting room, large groups and group rates available. See our ad on Page 56 Domaine Madeleine 146 Wildflower Lane, Port Angeles 98362; 360-457-4174 or 888-811-8376 Panoramic views, private entrance, Jacuzzi style tubs, fireplace, sun deck, u

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beautiful Asian-influenced grounds, TV/VCR/CD and a five-course breakfast. See our ad on Page 72 Downtown Hotel 1011/2 E. Front St., Port Angeles 98362; 360-565-1125 Seventeen view rooms one block from Victoria ferries, in the center of downtown Port Angeles. See our ad on Page 66 Eden by the Sea B&B 1027 Finn Hall Road, Port Angeles; 360-452-6021 A unique Eden by the Sea. Holds many enchanting experiences for the curious traveler. See our ad on Page 72 The Meadows Inn 3182 Blue Mountain Road, Port Angeles 98362; 866-417-8074 (out of town) or 360-417-8074 (local) On 20 acres with three upscale suites with king or queen beds, private baths, luxury amenities and gourmet breakfast. See our ad on Page 72 Red Lion Hotel 221 N. Lincoln St., Port Angeles 98362; 360-452-9215; www.red-lion-port-angeles. com Business center, conference rooms, meeting space, pool, CrabHouse restaurant and lounge. See our ad on Page 69 Sportsmen Motel 2909 Highway 101 E., Port Angeles 98362; 360-457-6196; www.sportsmen motel.com. 16 rooms with kitchens, cable TV, smoking and non-smoking. Brand new coin operated laundry room available for all guests. Eight minutes to downtown Port Angeles. Ample parking, close to restaurants, shops, grocery store. See our ad on Page 73 Whiskey Creek Beach 1392 Whiskey Creek Beach, Joyce, 98343; 360-928-3489 Saltwater beach on the Straits of Juan de Fuca. Cabins at the beach year ‘round. Camping and RV site seasonal. Call for reservations. See our ad on Pages 75

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Chito Beach Resort 7639 Highway 112, P.O. Box 270, Clallam Bay 98326; 360-963-2581; www. chitobeach.com Cozy private cabins on the beach. See our ad on Page 85 Quileute Oceanside Resort 330 Ocean Drive; P.O. Box 67, LaPush 98350; 360-374--5267 or 800-487-1267 Slow your pace, renew your energies, come away! Take a step back from the rush of everyday life and absorb the peaceful hospitality of the Quileute tribe and the naturally beautiful surroundings of the Pacific Coast. 58 units ranging from condo style suites to camping cabins; RV sites; grocery; beachside Lonesome Creek RV Park with restrooms, showers, laundry; beaches, rocky cliffs, rivers. See our ad on back cover

Forks/West End Bagby’s Town Motel 1080 S. Forks Ave., Forks 98331; 800-742-2429; bagbystownmotel.com Quiet cozy atmosphere, weekly rates, kitchen units, fishing information, outdoor barbecue in garden setting, activities room, gift shop, Wi-Fi, tanning booth, microwave ovens, public shower for fishermen, hunters and campers. See our ad on Page 88 Dew Drop Inn P.O. Box 1996, 100 Fern Hill Road, Forks 98331; 888-433-9376 22 rooms; complementary breakfast; direct TV; phone; air-conditioning; microwaves and refrigerators; in-room coffee makers; restaurants nearby. See our ad on Page 89 Olympic Suites Inn 800 Olympic Drive, Forks, 98331; 800262-3433; www.olympicsuitesinn.com Spacious one- and two-bedroom suites/ rooms in quiet off-highway location. Suites at motel rates. See our ad Page 87 Pacific Inn Motel 352 S. Forks Ave., P.O. Box 1997, Forks 98331; 360-374-9400 or, for reservations, 800-235-7344 Microwaves and refrigerators in all rooms, wireless Internet, close to rain forest, beach walking and many other interests. Suite available. Come on home to Forks! See our ad on Page 90

Victoria

Executive House Hotel 777 Douglas St., Victoria, B.C. V8W 2B5; 800-663-7001 The best of Victoria at our doorstep. See our ad on Page 96 Oak Bay Guest House 1052 Newport Ave., Victoria, B.C. V8S 5E3; 250-598-3812 or 800-575-3812; www.oakbayguesthouse.com; e-mail: stay@ oakbayguesthouse.com In-suite bathrooms and full gourmet breakfast. Located in a quaint village close to the city. See our ad on Page 95 Royal Scot Suite Hotel 425 Quebec St., Victoria; 250-388-5463 or 800-663-7515 Suites and deluxe rooms, restaurant, free parking and courtesy downtown shuttle. See our ad on Page 97

Marina Forks/West End Quileute Marina LaPush 98350; 360-374-5392; 800-4871267 Moorage, charters, fuel and marine services. See our ad on back cover

Medical Services Port Angeles The Specialty Clinic/Dr. Robert W. Craven, M.S. Offices in Port Angeles and Sequim. Call For appointment, 360-417-0555 Board certified ear, nose and throat specialist. Allergy Fellowship trained with practice emphasis on sinus, nasal and allergic disease. See our ad on Page 8

Sequim Primary Care 520 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim 98382; 360-582-1200 Walk in health clinic open 6 days a week; sprains, fractures, physicals. No appointment necessary. See our ad on Page 32

Port Angeles CliniCare of Port Angeles Inc. 621 E. Front St., Port Angeles 98362; 360-452-5000 Walk-in medical clinic. Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., most holidays. Fall 2009 | Winter 2010

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Museums Port Townsend/Jefferson County Fort Worden 200 Battery Way, Port Townsend; 360-344-4400 The site of a 19th century military fort, this 433-acre park features restored officers’ quarters and barracks, museum, marine science center, hiking and biking trails. Fort Flagler North end of Marrowstone Island; 360-385-1259 A museum and guided heritage tours highlight the park’s military history. Also walk the beach and the miles of hiking and biking trails in this 784-acre park. Jefferson County Historical Museum 540 Water St., Port Townsend; 360-385-1003 Located in Port Townsend’s historic City Hall (1892). Jefferson County artifacts, archives, oral histories and photographs. Hours daily through December 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Quilcene Historical Museum Columbia and Center Valley Road, Quilcene 98376; 360-765-4848 Artifacts, photos and documents of the people, events and activities of the Quilcene area. Logging, farming, clubs, businesses, school, Native American are usual exhibits.

Sequim Museum and Arts Center 175 W. Cedar St., Sequim 98382; 360683-8110; www.macsequim.org; e-mail info@SequimMuseum.org. Local history; mastodon exhibit; veteran’s exhibit. Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Dungeness Schoolhouse 2781 Towne Road, Sequim 98382; 360-683-4270 Classes, programs and seminars are held in this restored Washington State Historical Site. Tour information at 360-683-4270.

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Local Clallam County history exhibits and Native American artifacts on display at the newly renovated Carnegie Library. Joyce Depot Museum 50999 Highway 112, Joyce Housed in the Milwaukee Line’s last remaining log depot. Displays, railroad memorabilia, area photos and artifacts.

North/West Coast Makah Cultural and Research Center 1880 Bayview Ave., Neah Bay 98357; 360-645-2711; MakahMuseum@centurytel.net. Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Five hundred-year-old artifacts from coastal archeological dig, Ozette houses, cedar canoes, replicas of whaling, sealing and fishing canoes, a full-sized longhouse and dioramas. Gift shop. See our ad on Page 84

Forks and West End Forks Timber Museum At the end of town adjacent to the Visitor Center; 360-374-9663 This museum highlights the area’s logging and homesteading history.

tries and cultures. Authentic artifacts and specimens are displayed in highly realistic settings, giving visitors the experience of another time and place. This summer highlighting “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition.”

Nurseries and Farms Sequim/Dungeness Valley The Co-op Farm & Garden Sequim; 360-683-4111 Your local home-garden-pet and farm store. See our ad on Page 70 Dan’s Beef and Tractor 242 Cook Road, Sequim 98382; 360-683-6883 or 360-808-2581 Premium quality hay for Clallam County. Sold by the bale. See our ad on Page 70

Port Angeles Lazy J Tree Farm and Nurture Dirt Compost 225 Gehrke Road, Port Angeles 98362; 360-457-5950 Christmas trees; apples; potatoes; garlic; cider; Asian pears; compost. See our ad on Page 70

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Outdoor activities, supplies

Craigdarroch Castle Historic House Museum 1050 Joan Crescent, Victoria V8S 3L5; 250-592-5323 An 1890s mansion with exquisite stained glass windows and period antiques.

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Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site 603 Fort Rodd Hill Road, Victoria V9C 2W8 Visit a working lighthouse, Canada’s oldest west coast lighthouse and stroll the ramparts of three batteries built over a century ago. Maritime Museum of British Columbia 28 Bastion Square, Victoria B.C. V8@ IH9; 250-385-4222 Public programs, events and exhibits. Royal BC Museum 675 Belleville St., Victoria V8W 9W2; 260-356-7226 The Museum showcases the human and natural history of British Columbia and temporary exhibits from other coun108

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Port Townsend Golf Club 1948 Blaine St., Port Townsend 98368; 360-385-4547 Dry year round; snack bar; senior discounts. See our ad on Page 24

Sequim/Dungeness Valley Fisherman’s Outlet 11 E. Runnion Road, corner of Carlsborg and Runnion Road, Sequim 98382; 360681-8748, 800-588-6678 Wholesale to the public, terminal tackle, rod building supplies. See our ad on Page 42 SkyRidge Golf Course & Learning Center 7015 Old Olympic Highway, Sequim 98382; 360-683-3673 10-hole golf course with two ninth holes. Course plays 2,700 to 3,400 yards for nine holes, with four different sets of tees. See our ad on Page 37

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Pet supplies/Services

Port Townsend/Jefferson County Laundro-Mutt 2457 Jefferson St., Port Townsend 98368; 360-385-6805 The best Olympic Peninsula self-service dog wash. See our ad on Page 77

Sequim Country Paws Pet Resort and Grooming 42 Dory Road, Sequim 98382; 360-582-9686 Grooming and boarding. Pick-up and delivery service. Twenty years experience. See our ad on Page 77 Cozy Care Pet Boarding Sequim 98382; 360-681-0113 Dog and cat boarding with a professional touch. By appointment only. See our ad on Page 77 Goin’ to the Dogs 53 Valley Center Place, Sequim 98382; 360-681-5055 Dog grooming and training. Indoor and outdoor training facility. See our ad on Page 77 Greywolf Grooming 1102 E. Washington St., Sequim 98382; 360-683-2670 Professional full service grooming. See our ad on Page 77 Greywolf Veterinary Hospital 1102 E. Washington St., Sequim 98382; 360-683-2106 Complete veterinary care for dogs, cats and exotics. See our ad on Page 77 Sunny Farms The Farm Store and Nursery 261461 Highway 101 W., Sequim 98382; 360-683-8003 We feature a wide variety of pet foods, toys, grooming supplies and accessories for all your pet needs. See our ad on Page 77 Hurricane Ridge Kennel Club P.O. Box 2740, Sequim 98382;


360-681-3707 Club meeting third Wednesday at 7 p.m. Promoting responsible dog ownership. See our ad on Page 77 Sequim Valley Stables 162 Martha Lane, Sequim 98382; 360-681-4146 Horse boarding facility (located on the Discovery Trail). Also horse leasing.. See our ad on Page 77

Port Angeles Blue Mountain Animal Clinic 2972 Old Olympic Highway, Port Angeles, 360-457-3842 Lifetime care for your pets. See our ad on Page 77 The Cat’s Pajama’s: A B&B for Cats 318 Howe Road, off N. Barr, Agnew area, Port Angeles 98363; 360-565-1077 We provide an environment devoted to and exclusively for cats and kittens. See our ad on Page 76 Many Paws 3854 Old Olympic Highway, Port Angeles 98362; 360-565-0214 Dog grooming, over 30 years experience. See our ad on Page 76 Olympic Peninsula Humane Society 2105 W. Highway 101, Port Angeles, 360-457-8206 Open Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. See our ad on Page 77 Westside Grooming and Pet Sitting 464 Gagnon Road, Port Angeles 98363:360-457-6997 (Near PA airport) Pet grooming and pet sitting. Ask about Doggy Day Care. See our ad on Page 76

Real Estate, escrow and construction Sequim/Dungeness Valley Brokers Group Real Estate Professionals/Tanya Kerr 219 W. Washington St, Sequim 98382; 360-670-6776, e-mail tanya@brokers group.com See our ad on Page 47 Diane Dickey, Professional Real Estate 112 W. Washington St., Sequim 98382; 360-477-3907; ddickey@olypen.com

See our ad on Page 47 John L. Scott/Barb Butcher 1190 E. Washington St., Sequim 98382; 360-460-1762; bbutcher@olypen.com See our ad on Page 47 ReMax 5th Avenue/Team McAleer 560 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim; 360-683-1500 or 877-343-0008 See our ad on Page 47 ReMax 5th Avenue/Trisha Cobb 560 N. Fifth Ave., Sequim; 360-477-1141; tcobb@olypen.com See our ad on Page 47 USave/Jim Hardie 261043 Highway 101, Suite B, Sequim 98382; 360-681-4211 or 360-775-7146; usave@olypen.com See our ad on Page 47

Port Angeles John L. Scott Real Estate Port Angeles/Don Edgmon 1134 E. Front St., Port Angeles 98362; 360-460-0204; dedgmon@olypen.com See our ad on Page 47 Properties By Landmark 501 E. First St., Port Angeles 98362; 360-452-1326; PortAngelesLandmark.com Complete real estate rentals and property management specialists. See our ad on Page 47 and 68 Windermere — Port Angeles/ Harriet Reyenga 711 E. Front St., Port Angeles 98362; 360-460-8759 cell; harriet@olypen.com See our ad on Page 47

Retirement Homes Sequim/Dungeness Valley The Fifth Avenue Retirement Community 500 W. Hendrickson Road, Sequim 98382; 360-683-3345 Full amenities retirement complex, assisted living, massage, bistros, hair salon. See our ad on Page 28 Sherwood Assisted Living 550 W. Hendrickson Road, Sequim 98382; 360-683-3348; www.sherwood assistedliving.com. Assisted living with a difference. Also providing short stay respite and a special-needs unit for residents with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Call Fall 2009 | Winter 2010

our assisted living facility for a private tour. See our ad on Page 28 The Lodge at Sherwood Village 660 Evergreen Farm Way, Sequim 98382; 360-681-3100; www.TheLodgeat sherwood.com. Luxury retirement living. Beautiful, bright, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments, full-service, restaurant-style dining, weekly housekeeping, linen service, limo transportation, daily activities, day spa, bistro and beauty salon. See our ad on Page 28

Rock Collecting Port Angeles Harrison Beach 299 Harrison Beach Road, off West Lyre River Road; 360-928-3006 Day-use fee, overnight camping, open year-round; jasper, agate, fossils, etc., use deposit box. See our ad on Page 65

Shipping services Port Angeles The UPS Store 136 E. Eighth St., Port Angeles 98362; 360-452-6602 Shipping (UPS®, Postal, etc.); packaging; postal; mailbox services; copy services; fax services; packaging and moving supplies; office supplies; printing services.

Shopping, general Port Townsend/Jefferson County Diva Yarn 940 Water St., Port Townsend 98368; 360-385-4844 Located in beautiful James & Hastings Building, built in 1889. Come visit our shops in person and see our playground for yourself. Daily 10-7. See our ad on Page 26 Hadlock Building Supply 901 Nesses Corner Road, Port Hadlock; 360-385-1771 You will find everything you need to complete your next project here! Whether you are a commercial contractor, custom home builder or landscaper ó we have it. See our ad on Page 18 Mountain Propane 265 Chimacum Road, Port Hadlock 98339; 360-385-6883 or 360-683-1881; u NEWCOMERS’ AND VISITORS’ GUIDE

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www.mountainpropane.com Mountain Propane is a locally owned and operated, full service propane store with many years of experience in the propane industry. See our ad on Page 25

Sequim/Dungeness Valley ­ old Your Horses Tack and Gifts H 261423 Highway 101, Sequim 98382; 360-582-9642 Western and English tack also wrangler/ cowgirl Tuff jeans and Ariat boots. See our ad on Page 36 Remote Control Hobbies 1254 W. Washington St., Sequim 98382; 360-681-0506 Hobbies, boats, cars, planes and helicopters. We carry replacement and upgrade parts for all vehicles we sell. See our ad on Page 77 Sunny Farms Country Store 261461 Highway 101 W., Sequim 98382; 360-683-8003 Cozy, bustling country store full of fresh produce, natural groceries, meat and seafood, market deli, supplements, herbs, health and beauty aids. See our ad on Page 30

Port Angeles Black Diamond Bridal 109 E. First St., Port Angeles 98362; 360-452-2354 Spacious shop just two blocks from B.C. Ferries with prom, special event, cocktail and formal dresses, bridal gowns of all sizes and styles, custom couture creations as well as jewelry, shoes and accessories. See our ad on Page 54 Captain T’s 124 W. Railroad Ave., Port Angeles 98362; 360-452-6549, www.captaints.com The biggest little gift shop with engraved, screen printed, embroidered and customized gift items, Port Angeles and Peninsula themed gifts. See our ad on Page 53 Joyce General Store 50883 Highway 112 W., Joyce 98343; 360-928-3568 Vintage general store, serving the community since 1911 — gas, groceries, tackle, bait and other items. Unique gifts, souvenirs and Indian arts and crafts. See our ad on Page 78 110

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Pacific Rim Hobby 138 W. Railroad Ave., downtown Port Angeles 98362; 360-457-0794 Model hobbies, radio control, rocketry, kites and planes, specialty tools and railroads. See our ad on Page 74 What’s In Store 115 E. Railroad Ave., Port Angeles 98362; 360-457-1427; inside The Landing mall Souvenirs of Washington and Canada. Fashion jewelry, apparel, gifts, postcards, Twilight merchandise, accessories. Next to the B.C. ferries. See our ad on Page 68

Forks/West End Chinook Pharmacy and Variety 11 S. Forks Ave., Forks 98331; 360-374-5030 A Twilight “Lane” with T-shirts, candles, books, postcards, book marks, sweatshirts, souvenirs and jewelry. Books with Forks, West End and NW Washington history. Pocket guides, nature books, trail guides, specialty fabric, quilting merchandise, quilters books and quilts for sale. Local art work display, stationery, school and office products. See our ad on Page 89 Quileute Lonesome Creek Store P.O. Box 67, LaPush 98350; 360-374-4338. This general store offers anything for your needs from refreshing beverages to tribal crafts to enticing books to cozy up with. While enjoying what LaPush has to offer, from fishing in the deep blue or hiking the beaches in search of tide pools — the store is a quick stop for all your needs. See our ad on back cover

Transportation Port Townsend/Jefferson County

capacity. Jefferson Transit Call 360-385-4777 or 800-773-7788 for complete schedule information Serves all of East Jefferson County and provides connections with Clallam Transit, Kitsap Transit, and Island Transit (Whidbey). Routes to Port Hadlock, Port Ludlow, Discovery Bay, Brinnon, Quilcene and Chimacum. See our ad on Page 22

Sequim/Dungeness Valley Sequim Valley Airport Three miles west of Sequim. 3500-foot paved lighted runway. Privately owned, open for public use. Tie Downs and Avgas available. Web site www.sequimvalleyairport.com

Port Angeles Black Ball Transport Inc./MV Coho 101 E. Railroad Ave., Port Angeles; 360457-4491; www.ferrytovictoria.com Vehicle and passenger ferry service between Victoria and Port Angeles. Budget Car and Truck Rental 111 E. Front St., Port Angeles 98362; 360-452-4774 Hourly, daily, monthly car and truck rentals, conveniently located across from the B.C. ferries. See our ad on Page 9 Kenmore Air Express William R. Fairchild International Airport, 1404 West Airport Road, Port Angeles 98363; 360-452-6371 or 866-435-9524; KenmoreAir.com Several round-trip flights daily between Port Angeles and Seattle, 35-minute flight time, amazing views! Also serving Orcas, San Juan and Whidbey Island daily. See our ad on Page 6

Ferries: Call 800-843-3779 for complete Washington state ferry information. State ferries depart from Port Townsend for Keystone on Whidbey Island daily; schedules available at ferry dock in downtown Port Townsend and at many shops.

Olympic Bus Lines 111 E. Front St., Port Angeles 98362; 800-457-4492 Regular, daily passenger service Seattle, SeaTac, Kinsgston, Edmonds, hospitals, Greyhound, Amtrack. See our ad on Page 9

Jefferson County International Airport 320 Airport Cut-Off Road, Port Townsend Six miles southwest of Port Townsend, 3000 foot runway, 12,500-pound aircraft

Victoria Express (Victoria Rapid Transit) 138 E. Railroad Ave., The Landing mall, downtown Port Angeles 98362; 360-4528088. Passenger-only ferry to Victoria. (The Express does not run in winter)

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North/West Coast Sekiu Airport Off Highway 112 on Airport Road, Sekiu. 24-hour air strip; 2,000-foot runway with lights, hangars and tiedowns available, restrooms and phone.

Forks/West End Forks Municipal Airport On South Forks Avenue across from the Forks Visitor Center Lighted 2400-foot asphalt runway and apron parking area. Quillayute Airport 10 miles west of Forks, between Forks and LaPush. Former Navy base, one active runway.

Victoria Black Ball Transport Inc./MV Coho 101 E. Railroad Ave., Port Angeles 98362; 360-457-4491 Vehicle and passenger ferry service between Victoria and Port Angeles. Victoria Clipper 800-888-2535; or 250-382-8100 in Victoria; or 206-448-5000 in Seattle. Victoria International Airport Located 18 kilometers north of Victoria.

Modern, airport with up-to-date passenger services and recently renovated terminal. Shuttle service to Victoria.

Wineries Port Townsend/Jefferson County Fair Winds Winery 1984 Hastings Ave. W., Port Townsend 98368; 360-385-6899 www.fairwindswinery.com See our ad on Page 49 Sorensen Cellars — LTD 274 S. Otto St., Port Townsend 98368; 360-379-6416; www.sorensencellars.com Taste our collection of premium Washington state wines. See our ad on Page 49 The Wine Seller 1010 Water St., Port Townsend 98368; 360-385-7673; www.PTwineseller.com. Port Townsend’s oldest and finest wine shop. Amazing selections, competitive prices. See our ads on Pages 49

Other areas

Hoodsport Winery 23501 N. Highway 101, Hoodsport 98548; 360-877-9894, 800-580-9894 Located on Highway 101 just south of the town of Hoodsport.

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Port Angeles Black Diamond Winery 2976 Black Diamond Road, Port Angeles 98362; 360-457-0748 We specialize in fruit and grape wines. See our ad on Page 49 Camaraderie Cellars 334 Benson Road, Port Angeles 98363; 360-417-3564; Open event weekends, Nov. 7-8, Feb. 6-7 13-15 See our ad on Page 49 Harbinger Winery Highway 101, 3 miles west of Port Angeles, Port Angeles; 360-452-4262 Wine tasting. Open to the public. See our ad on Page 50 Olympic Cellars Winery Washington “Working Girl” Boutique Winery Six miles east of Port Angeles on U.S. Highway 101; 255410 Highway 101, Port Angeles 98362; 360-452-0160 Taste award winning wines; browse our extensive gift shop and sample gourmet food products; tasting room. October through March, Mon.-Sat. 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday noon to 5 p.m. See our ad on Page 49

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Antique Directory...........................................79 Bagby’s Town Motel........................................88 Bella Italia.......................................................54 Black Diamond Bridal......................................54 Brigadoon Vacation Rentals............................44 Budget Car Rental............................................9 Captain T’s......................................................53 Centrum Foundation.......................................19 China First.......................................................63 Chinook Pharmacy..........................................89 CliniCare.........................................................62 Clubs and Organizations...........................34-35 Coffee Directory............................................15 Coffee Cottage Lodge Espresso Cornerhouse Restaurant.................................67 Days Inn..........................................................56 Dew Drop Inn..................................................89 Domino’s Pizza.................................................7 Dungeness Courte..........................................31 El Puerto De Angeles.....................................75 Elwha River Casino...............Inside Front Cover Executive House Hotel....................................96 Fiesta Jalisco..................................................60 Fifth Avenue Retirement..................................28 Fisherman’s Outlet..........................................42 Forks Chamber of Commerce.........................90 Hadlock Building Supplies...............................18 Heritage Tours.................................................55 Jefferson County Churches.......................20-21 Jefferson Transit..............................................22 Joshua’s Restaurant.......................................64 Joyce General Store.......................................78 Kenmore Air Express........................................6 Lodge at Sherwood Village.............................28

Makah Cultural Museum.................................84 Makah Tribal Council..............Inside Back Cover Mobuilt Auto & RV...........................................63 Mountain Propane...........................................25 Nursery & Farm Directory............................70 Dan’s Beef & Tractor Lazy J Tree Farm Olympic Game Farm The Co-op Farm & Garden Olympic Bus Lines............................................9 Olympic Game Farm.......................................33 Olympic Peninsula Wineries............................49 Olympic Suites................................................87 P&K Deli..........................................................71 Pacific Inn........................................................90 Pacific Rim Hobby...........................................74 Peaks Pub.......................................................53 Pet Directory.............................................76-77 Blue Mountain Animal Clinic Cat’s Pajamas Country Paws Cozy Care Greywolf Veterinary Hospital Goin’ To The Dogs Hold Your Horses Hurricane Ridge Kennel Club Laundro-Mutt Many Paws Olympic Peninsula Humane Society Sequim Valley Stables Sunny Farms Westside Grooming


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Sequim Bed & Breakfasts............................39 Clark’s Chambers Groveland Cottage Red Caboose Sequim Churches......................................40-41 Sequim Shopping & Dining.............................36 Sekiu ..............................................................85 Sherry Grimes Designs...................................43 Sherwood Assisted Living...............................28 Skyridge Golf Course......................................37 Specialty Clinic..................................................8 Sportsman Motel.............................................73 St. Andrew’s Place..........................................69 Sunny Farms...................................................30 The Downtown Hotel.......................................66 Victoria Bed & Breakfast.................................95 West End Churches........................................91 What’s in Store................................................68 Whiskey Creek Beach.....................................75 Wine Directory...............................................50

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