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In looking at ways to improve our broader financial wellbeing, it can help to focus on three pillars of financial wellness: saving, spending and security. Photo courtesy First Fed

Your guide to financial wellness

As April begins, so does Financial Literacy Month, an opportune time to reevaluate and bolster our financial well-being. It’s a time to reflect on our… Continue reading

Inner Space, born from a collaboration of artists Jessica Plumb, Aura Shahaf Woelfle, and the late Michelle Mackenzie Felsenhardt, opens April 5.

Centrum debuts new exhibition series with installation by Jessica Plumb

Centrum proudly presents ‘Inner Space,’ an immersive exhibition born from the collaboration of artists Jessica Plumb, Aura Shahaf Woelfle, and the late Michelle Mackenzie Felsenhardt.… Continue reading

Sequim Valley Chapel is one of only three locations that offer full-service funeral options in Sequim Valley.

Honoring life, in death, to advance medical research and education

Sequim Valley Funeral Chapel provides dignified care to support the grief process

First Fed team members at the Eastside branch in Port Angeles. Photo courtesy First Fed

Celebrate Customer Appreciation Week with First Fed

Now in their 101st year in the PNW, First Fed is celebrating its annual Customer Appreciation Week this March 25 to 29, 2024. All community… Continue reading

First Fed team members at the Eastside branch in Port Angeles. Photo courtesy First Fed
Sequim Valley Chapel is one of only three locations that offer fullservice funeral options in Sequim Valley.

Grieving family loss isn't easy; compassionate care, close to home, can help

Why local service matters when it comes to planning ahead for life’s final transition

Sequim Valley Chapel is one of only three locations that offer fullservice funeral options in Sequim Valley.
For the first time since opening, the Peninsula Behavioral Health team is excited to support new patients at their Sequim office.

New office, same compassionate service: Peninsula Behavioral Health now Accepting New Clients in Sequim

New patients invited to explore full suite of counseling and wellness supports

For the first time since opening, the Peninsula Behavioral Health team is excited to support new patients at their Sequim office.
Cecilia Tsan, left, and Lucinda Carver are among the artists performing in Centrum’s Chamber Music performance March 3 at the Wheeler Theater.

Centrum's chamber music series presents an afternoon of musical excellence

Centrum’s Chamber Music Series continues its tradition of excellence with an exceptional performance featuring renowned musicians brought together by Lucinda Carver, Artistic Director of Chamber… Continue reading

  • Feb 19, 2024
  • by Centrum
  • Arts
Cecilia Tsan, left, and Lucinda Carver are among the artists performing in Centrum’s Chamber Music performance March 3 at the Wheeler Theater.
Pacific Northwest fisherman Shon Landon owns and captains the 58-foot Adventurous. Photo courtesy FIrst Fed

The adventurous life of a fisherman

With crabbing season just around the corner, the five-person crew of the fishing vessel Adventurous is about to embark. Led by owner and captain Shon… Continue reading

Pacific Northwest fisherman Shon Landon owns and captains the 58-foot Adventurous. Photo courtesy FIrst Fed
First Fed Branch Manager Robin Bookter reviews options with an account holder in Sequim.

Financial Check-Ups with Your Local Banker

As the New Year begins, it brings with it the perfect opportunity for renewal, reflection, and reevaluation—especially when it comes to your financial health. The… Continue reading

First Fed Branch Manager Robin Bookter reviews options with an account holder in Sequim.
Sean Astin is set to speak at Peninsula Behavioral Health’s annual gala in 2024.

Actor Sean Astin to host behavioral health gala in Port Angeles

Tickets go on sale Jan. 1 for May gala; here’s how to make a difference today

Sean Astin is set to speak at Peninsula Behavioral Health’s annual gala in 2024.
Sequim Valley Chapel is one of only three locations that offer full-service funeral options in Sequim Valley.

Sequim Valley funeral home breaks the stigma surrounding funeral arrangements.

“When we meet families, I can honestly say they become friends to us.”

  • Dec 18, 2023
  • by Sequim Valley Funeral Chapel
Sequim Valley Chapel is one of only three locations that offer full-service funeral options in Sequim Valley.
Embrace the joy of the festive season stress-free with the support of Peninsula Credit Union.

9 ways you can cut costs and save money this holiday season.

The Peninsula Credit Union team has a money-saving cheat sheet for all ages ahead of the holidays.

Embrace the joy of the festive season stress-free with the support of Peninsula Credit Union.
Find tickets and details for all of the Field Hall’s holiday shows at fieldhallorg/tickets or through the Field Hall Box Office. Photo courtesy Field Arts & Events Hall

The sights and sounds of the season come alive on the Field Arts Events Hall stage

Music and magic highlight the holiday performances in Port Angeles

Find tickets and details for all of the Field Hall’s holiday shows at fieldhallorg/tickets or through the Field Hall Box Office. Photo courtesy Field Arts & Events Hall
In support of their mission, First Fed is matching donations made to the Port Angeles and Sequim Food Banks up to a combined total of $5,000 for each food bank. Photo courtesy First Fed

Holiday donation match for local food banks

Many people enjoy holiday traditions involving food. However, even getting food on the table can be a challenge for many families. Food insecurity impacts over… Continue reading

  • Nov 20, 2023
  • by First Fed
In support of their mission, First Fed is matching donations made to the Port Angeles and Sequim Food Banks up to a combined total of $5,000 for each food bank. Photo courtesy First Fed
Chris Neros, First Fed Chief Banking Officer with Jennifer Barnhart, Relationship Banker.

Maximizing Your Deposit Insurance

Most of us have insurance on our homes or cars. But many people only realized the importance of deposit insurance after a couple of high-profile… Continue reading

Chris Neros, First Fed Chief Banking Officer with Jennifer Barnhart, Relationship Banker.
Centrum Foundation's Explorations Arts Academy Scholar Award offers three full scholarships to a week-long arts intensive for artists in Grades 7 to 9. Centrum photo

Centrum Presents: Explorations Arts Academy Scholar Award Contest

Explorations: A workshop for young artists Grades 7 to 9, March 3 to 8, 2024 Explorations empowers students to explore their distinct perspectives and experiences… Continue reading

Centrum Foundation's Explorations Arts Academy Scholar Award offers three full scholarships to a week-long arts intensive for artists in Grades 7 to 9. Centrum photo
2012 August 29th Marmot Monitoring Survey at Hurricane Hill - Photo credit to Kiley Barbero.

‘Loop Hikes in the Olympic Mountains' created one step at a time

A unique New Book by Tim Paschal

2012 August 29th Marmot Monitoring Survey at Hurricane Hill - Photo credit to Kiley Barbero.
Peninsula Credit Union is proud to make customers feel like it’s home. Photo courtesy of PCU.

Mission possible: Credit union welcomes community with tailor-made approach

Free credit counseling and Spanish-speaking employees tailor banking services to locals

  • Oct 9, 2023
  • by PENINSULACREDITUNION
  • Banking
Peninsula Credit Union is proud to make customers feel like it’s home. Photo courtesy of PCU.
An authentic message from a bank like First Fed would never request your username, password, social security number, or other sensitive information.

Protect your finances: Can you spot the fraud?

In today’s technological age, criminals are taking advantage of digital communication to try to steal your money. One of the most common tactics is social… Continue reading

An authentic message from a bank like First Fed would never request your username, password, social security number, or other sensitive information.
Centrum’s visiting artists Courtney Desiree Morris, left, and Dakota Camacho will be offering public talks this month. Photos courtesy Centrum

Centrum's Emerging Artist Residency Program Celebrates 10 years

Centrum is pleased to announce its 10th year of the Emerging Artist Residency, a program founded to bring visibility to and build connections between “up… Continue reading

Centrum’s visiting artists Courtney Desiree Morris, left, and Dakota Camacho will be offering public talks this month. Photos courtesy Centrum