Jefferson County hatches new chamber music group

CAPE GEORGE -- The former director of Centrum's Chamber Music Festival will perform Friday as the artistic director of a new chamber music group. In… Continue reading

Port Townsend community read to scale book on Mount Rainier

PORT TOWNSEND -- It is the largest and potentially deadliest volcano in the United States. It has 25 glaciers clinging to its flanks, the deepest… Continue reading

Port Townsend Food Bank volunteer sees ‘heart of the place’

PORT TOWNSEND -- When Shirley Moss goes to Aldrich's Grocery Store on Wednesday mornings, she always receives a warm welcome from owner Rene Fukuda. Even… Continue reading

Charitable gallery seeks holiday shoppers

CARLSBORG -- Jeff Becker is always on the lookout for art that will make money. Then she can give the proceeds away. For more than… Continue reading

Events set throughout North Olympic Peninsula

Holiday shopping and entertainment is offered throughout the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend. Here's a sample of events. Lavender bazaar SEQUIM -- The Sequim Lavender… Continue reading

From sand to the sea, Santa all over the North Olympic Peninsula starting today

Santa is coming to town all over the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend and next. Santa will be available at 6:30 p.m. today at The… Continue reading

Indoor market to debut in Sequim this weekend

SEQUIM -- Two things will wrap around you like silk and honey this Saturday: the scent of coconut oil and the music of the Port… Continue reading

Thanksgiving dinner a token of gratitude for woman with cancer

PORT ANGELES -- Reath Ellefson can't imagine a better way to spend what may be her last Thanksgiving than serving eight turkeys and all the… Continue reading

Port Angeles native willing to climb mountain to raise funds

PORT ANGELES -- When Erika Ralston's best friend was diagnosed with Huntington's disease, they began seizing the moment and going on yearly vacations. "One year,… Continue reading

‘Twilight’ has fans beaming on the saga’s home turf

The dancing in the gazebo. The lightning climb to a treetop. And -- sharp gasp here -- the 17-year-old vampire's skin sparkling like a rainbow… Continue reading

‘Twilight’ shines bright where it all began: Port Angeles a cool spot for Twihards

PORT ANGELES -- For three days now, First Street has been the planet's cool, moist place to be for Twilight fans. The fictional vampire Edward… Continue reading

Love story brings family from Las Vegas to North Olympic Peninsula

FORKS -- Rianilee Belles, a native of South Africa who has lived in Los Angeles and Las Vegas, was led to her new hometown by… Continue reading

Peninsula-grown Thanksgiving: Farmers urge purchase of local produce

DUNGENESS -- If you detested Brussels sprouts as a child, Devon Beck has news for you. The little round vegetables are so sweet when they're… Continue reading

Line forms outside theater early for ‘Twilight’ in the land of ‘Twilight’

PORT ANGELES ¬­-- If anybody could stand the rain, it would be this band of 29 Bella Swans and one would-be Edward Cullen. By 12:40… Continue reading

Luscious, but not much rain: ‘Twilight’ movie dazzles Seattle

SEATTLE -- This is some working vacation, I thought: reading a teen novel on the bus to the big city, where I'll get to see… Continue reading

Scenic portion of Olympic Discovery Trail shored up for winter

SEQUIM -- One of the Olympic Discovery Trail's many picturesque legs is shored up just in time for storm season. The section of the bicycling-hiking-equestrian… Continue reading

It’s ‘Twilight’ week on the Peninsula, and Port Angeles rolls out red carpet for a biting blockbuster

Already a series of books that last week occupied four of the first five slots of a national best-seller list, Twilight turns into a movie… Continue reading

Store with ‘Twilight’ theme opens in Forks, home of Bella and Edward

FORKS -- Annette Root had no idea what was looming on her horizon when she first cracked open Twilight in July. The woman -- recently… Continue reading

It’s all over but the waiting: Grill’s guess-the-bridge-opening contest ends

PORT ANGELES -- Customers have made their bets. The 8th Street Bridge's Grill has closed its contest. And 487 people await the news of who… Continue reading

Calendar captures splendor of Peninsula as noted photographer’s sight fades

SEQUIM -- Ross Hamilton, celebrant of the Olympic Peninsula's wild splendor, now sees only dark shapes and little color. Glaucoma and a series of eye… Continue reading