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Reception set for Peninsula Art Friends

A reception for the Peninsula Art Friends exhibit is planned from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The exhibit at the Gallery at… Continue reading

Small Works show focus of December Harbor Art

Harbor Art Gallery in Port Angeles has a new member. Steve Portner, a fine woodworker specializing in marquetry and other creative inlay,… Continue reading

OTA’s ‘The Game’s Afoot’ postponed a week

Olympic Theatre Arts has delayed the opening performance of “The Game’s Afoot or Holmes for the Holidays” until 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8.… Continue reading

Santa rides down Forks Avenue during the Twinkle Light Parade in 2022 in the West End Business & Professional association train. (Lonnie Archibald/for Peninsula Daily News, file)
Santa rides down Forks Avenue during the Twinkle Light Parade in 2022 in the West End Business & Professional association train. (Lonnie Archibald/for Peninsula Daily News, file)

World AIDS Day: Art in the Library performances on Friday

The North Olympic Library System will present live performances during the World AIDS Day: Art in the Library exhibition opening event from… Continue reading

Peninsula College offers jazz concerts

The Peninsula College Jazz Ensemble plans two free concerts this fall, with the first on Thursday. Both concerts will be at the… Continue reading

Plankenhorn to perform at The Palindrome

Jeff Plankenhorn, a world-class songwriter who recently moved to Vancouver Island from Texas, will perform this weekend at The Palindrome at Eaglemount… Continue reading

Arin Sarkissian.

Port Townsend Symphony Orchestra concert set for Sunday

The Port Townsend Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Tigran Arakelyan, will present its December concert at 2 p.m. Sunday at… Continue reading

Arin Sarkissian.
A decorated Christmas tree titled “Take Me Back” stands at Vern Burton Community Center in Port Angeles on Saturday after fetching the top bid of $7,500 offered by the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe during Saturday night’s Festival of Trees gala auction. The tree, designed by Staci Politik and sponsored by Applebee’s Restaurant, included a $2,000 premium gift certificate for home furnishings from Angeles Furniture. More than 40 trees were auctioned off on Friday as a benefit for the Olympic Medical Center Foundation. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Festival of Trees brings in over $200K

The 33rd annual Festival of Trees netted $202,000 over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend during five events at the Vern Burton Community Center… Continue reading

A decorated Christmas tree titled “Take Me Back” stands at Vern Burton Community Center in Port Angeles on Saturday after fetching the top bid of $7,500 offered by the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe during Saturday night’s Festival of Trees gala auction. The tree, designed by Staci Politik and sponsored by Applebee’s Restaurant, included a $2,000 premium gift certificate for home furnishings from Angeles Furniture. More than 40 trees were auctioned off on Friday as a benefit for the Olympic Medical Center Foundation. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Local artist and immigrant Egor Shokoladov has been accepted into Art Basel Miami, the art fair considered the largest event of its kind in the Americas.

Peninsula artist to exhibit work at leading arts fair in Miami, Fla.

International event will show pieces from hundreds of galleries

Local artist and immigrant Egor Shokoladov has been accepted into Art Basel Miami, the art fair considered the largest event of its kind in the Americas.
Mary Fahl's show at Concerts in the Woods on Dec. 2nd.

Mary Fahl to perform year’s final Concert in the Woods

Mary Fahl, formerly of the October Project, will perform at 2023’s last Concerts in the Woods on Dec. 2 after being interviewed live… Continue reading

Mary Fahl's show at Concerts in the Woods on Dec. 2nd.
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Melissa Montague of Corvallis, Ore., examines tables filled with locally-made gifts at the Makers Market on Friday at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center.
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Melissa Montague of Corvallis, Ore., examines tables filled with locally-made gifts at the Makers Market on Friday at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center.

Ceremonies, lights, shopping mark Thanksgiving weekend

Port Angeles and Sequim both will mark the Saturday after Thanksgiving with tree-lighting ceremonies to coincide with Small Business Saturday, while the Port Angeles Fine… Continue reading

Anna-Marie Tax, 7, of Port Angeles and her brother A.J. Tax, 4, behind, are served by volunteers, from left, Phil Becillis, Lorenz Sololmann and Patty Sollman during Thursday’s Community Dinner at Queen of Angeles community hall in Port Angeles. Hundreds of people took part in the free meal, which featured traditional Thanksgiving fare, dessert and the companionship of other community members. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Free community feasts draw Peninsula residents

Volunteers serve hundreds with turkey, all the fixings

Anna-Marie Tax, 7, of Port Angeles and her brother A.J. Tax, 4, behind, are served by volunteers, from left, Phil Becillis, Lorenz Sololmann and Patty Sollman during Thursday’s Community Dinner at Queen of Angeles community hall in Port Angeles. Hundreds of people took part in the free meal, which featured traditional Thanksgiving fare, dessert and the companionship of other community members. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Gen X dance party set for Saturday

An early-evening nightclub is set for Saturday at Studio Bob. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for the Gen X Dance Party… Continue reading

Giving thanks isn’t just a holiday tradition; it’s survival

Mood for gratitude ‘part of human DNA’

  • Nov 23, 2023
  • By Maddie Burakoff The Associated Press

Roundabout at Highway 20, Kearney Street open

The new roundabout at the intersection of state Highway 20 and Kearney Street in Port Townsend is now open to traffic. Work… Continue reading

Acerbic magazine columnist Daria Chase (portrayed by Jamie Pauley) reveals that newly-married Simon Bright (Stephan Willms) has inherited a fortune in an early scene of “The Game’s Afoot or Holmes for the Holidays.” Looking on are host William Gillette (Joel Hoffman) and Bright’s new bride, Aggie Wheeler (Merrin Packer). (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
Acerbic magazine columnist Daria Chase (portrayed by Jamie Pauley) reveals that newly-married Simon Bright (Stephan Willms) has inherited a fortune in an early scene of “The Game’s Afoot or Holmes for the Holidays.” Looking on are host William Gillette (Joel Hoffman) and Bright’s new bride, Aggie Wheeler (Merrin Packer). (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)
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Port Angeles Parks and Recreation Department workers Eli Hammel, left, and Todd Shay string lights on the downtown Port Angeles Christmas tree at the Conrad Dyar Memorial Fountain on Tuesday in preparation for Saturday's lightning ceremony.

Tree lighting ceremonies, other festivities set on Peninsula

Lights will glow in Port Angeles, Sequim and Port Townsend along with special events this Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Port Angeles and Sequim both will mark… Continue reading

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Port Angeles Parks and Recreation Department workers Eli Hammel, left, and Todd Shay string lights on the downtown Port Angeles Christmas tree at the Conrad Dyar Memorial Fountain on Tuesday in preparation for Saturday's lightning ceremony.