Sequim, Washington, vs. The Elderly

The median age of Sequim is 59, says Wikipedia. For comparison, Seattle’s median age is 35. And many retirees are jeopardizing their lives and those of the community. Here’s how. A woman walked into an office. She had suffered an acute cerebrovascular...

Not So “Sunny Sequim”

Recently several people have asked us if it was always like this in Sequim. By it, we took it to mean, driving rain, gale-force wind, fog, humidity, and bone-chilling temperatures in October and November. We answered, ‘yes.’ The last two and a half years...

Dutch Operative and Resistance Member, Remembered

Tony van Renterghem was a mountain of a man. He was a skilled operative who aided those fleeing Nazi persecution. He was among the last mounted cavalry officers known as the Huzaars. And he launched the “Underground Camera,” a photo and film unit of the...

Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?

This cocky rooster, oblivious to traffic and ignorant of the ‘mother-daughter-crossing sign,’ climbed a 40-degree hill to be on Medsker Road. I did not stay long enough to see if he made it home that evening. This is Sequim, Washington, where chickens,...

Gabby’s: Best ‘Sandwich Shop’ in Sequim

Where in Sequim, Wash., can you get mouth-watering gyro stuffed with thinly sliced beef and lamb, diced tomatoes, purple onions, feta and juicy tsatziki sauce? At Gabby’s Java & Gourmet Grub off Carlsborg Road. Gabby’s is an enduring gem in a world of...