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THE MARTHA IRELAND COLUMN: Earth-friendliness wrapped in red tape

FOR EVERY SOLUTION, there's an objection. Wind energy seemed to be a likely solution to achieve renewable energy mandates imposed by voters in 2006. The… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC: Celebrations for birthdays, chili and finales

THIS WEEK'S LIVE music schedule includes several birthday celebrations, final appearances, a chili cook-off and more. So, get a group together and go out to… Continue reading

‘The Taste of Port Townsend’ adds wine, cider

PORT TOWNSEND -- Founded in 1991, "The Taste of Port Townsend," scheduled Thursday, has matured like fine wine, and that's exactly what's new this year:… Continue reading

Blue Dolphin shop to close in Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES -- After seven years of selling merchandise -- and sometimes sermonizing to customers -- Fraya and J.R. Johnson are closing their shop on… Continue reading

Sweets tax bitter pill for shops, customers

Children who take their carefully counted coins to the candy store are in for a shocking life lesson in finance -- they now have to… Continue reading

PENINSULA WOMAN: Port Townsend Sandy Diamond crosses artistic genres

At a diminutive 4 feet 7 inches tall, Sandy Diamond looms large in the North Olympic Peninsula arts and literature world. She is an accomplished… Continue reading

THE MARTHA IRELAND COLUMN: Always happy tails on the farm

FIVE YEARS LATER, I'm again looking for love on the Internet. On June 3, 2005, a petfinder.com listing led me to pay yet another visit… Continue reading

Lots of attractions, events on Peninsula this weekend

Visit Olympic National Park for free, learn about orcas or climate change, take the kids to a fair just for them, applaud Clallam County Historical… Continue reading

PENINSULA SPOTLIGHT: Blue Whole Gallery fetes birthday at First Friday Artwalk tonight

The cooperative Blue Whole Gallery has been showcasing art by local artists for 13 years this month, and that's cause for celebration. President Barb Boerigter… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC: June music scene bustin’ out all over

JUNE IS HERE and summer is just around the corner, albeit a very long corner, but you can still bring sunshine to your life by… Continue reading

15,000 attended arts festival in Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES -- An estimated 15,000 people braved wet weather to attend the Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts over the weekend, said Executive… Continue reading

PENINSULA WOMAN: Woman creates own brand of goat soap

As a girl growing up in Joyce, Shannon Wiggins had a list of things she vowed to never do. "I said I was never getting… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Festival adds to full list of live music this weekend

TIRED OF WET and rainy campouts on Memorial Day weekend? Then take in the 17th annual Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts this weekend… Continue reading

Port Townsend American Legion rededicates memorial to Medal of Honor recipient Shields

PORT TOWNSEND -- On June 10, 1965, Marvin Shields was building an airstrip with his Seabee team in Dong Xoai, South Vietnam, when the Viet… Continue reading

Museum, shoe store focus of ghost group’s Saturday investigation

PORT ANGELES -- A shadowy figure, footsteps and whispering voices are among the phenomena a ghost hunting team will look for in video and audio… Continue reading

PENINSULA WOMAN: Lower Elwha Klallam’s Hopie returns to help community

PORT ANGELES -- Linty Hopie spends her life dealing in connections. In her job as entrepreneurship coordinator for Peninsula College's Entrepreneur Institute, she connects fledgling… Continue reading

Spirited hunt in Port Angeles: Paranormal group hears tales, seeks evidence

PORT ANGELES -- In the bar at Michael's Seafood and Steakhouse, all of the spirits are not on the shelves, some who have spent time… Continue reading

Annual duck derby swims in Sunday to benefit hospital, Rotary charities

PORT ANGELES -- Ready, set, duck! During a "quacky" kind of contest at the Great Olympic Peninsula Duck Derby on Sunday, 42 prizes worth more… Continue reading

PENINSULA SPOTLIGHT: Musician Rivers celebrates 50th with Haitian benefit concert

PORT ANGELES -- Landmark birthdays like turning 50 are often the nudge people need to return to their dreams. Just ask musician Michael Rivers. "There… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC: Highs and lows in these parts

THE LIVE MUSIC scene this week has both good news and bad news. The good news is that the Esprit convention is still going strong… Continue reading