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‘We helped a lot of people,’ Port Angeles firefighters report on first day in Haiti

The first day in Haiti for four Port Angeles firefighters/emergency medical technicians donating their time and talents to the relief effort was a full one.… Continue reading

Port Angeles firefighters report from Haiti

Port Angeles firefighter John Hall called the Peninsula Daily News today with a report from Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where he and four fellow firefighters are performing… Continue reading

Port Angeles Art Center looks back, ahead

PORT ANGELES -- The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center has had to do belt-tightening over the past year, but thanks to community support it is… Continue reading

ANDREW MAY’S A GROWING CONCERN COLUMN: Warm days bring color in winter

BEFORE WE PLOW into produce-producing gardening, I need to take a good portion of this column to talk about a few tasks and concerns emerging… Continue reading

Port Angeles firefighters head to Haiti to help

PORT ANGELES -- A group of five firefighters from the Port Angeles Fire Department will board a plane Saturday bound for Haiti, where they will… Continue reading

Port Angeles firefighters to head to Haiti

PORT ANGELES — A group of five firefighters from the Port Angeles Fire Department will board a plane Saturday, bound for Haiti, where they will… Continue reading

Rotary lunch meeting garners funds for ShelterBox program for Haitian relief

Members of the Port Angeles Rotary Club listened to an American Red Cross presentation on emergency preparedness at home during their noon meeting Wednesday, then… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Many contribute to musical relief effort for Haitian quake victims

THANK YOU TO all who came out to the live music venues of Junction Roadhouse, Wine on the Waterfront, Fairmount Restaurant and Castaways Restaurant and… Continue reading

KAREN GRIFFITH’S PENINSULA HORSEPLAY COLUMN: Louie brings home multiple awards from state show

CONGRATULATIONS TO Kit Foot's horse, Barlnk On Easy Street, aka Louie, for his multiple wins at the Washington State Horseman State Finals horse show. Louie… Continue reading

PENINSULA POLL BACKGROUNDER: Peninsula Rotarians send emergency shelter to Haiti; other fundraising efforts continue

Residents of earthquake-ravaged Port-au-Prince, Haiti, are in need of shelter, and North Olympic Peninsula Rotary Clubs are stepping up efforts to fill that need through… Continue reading

Doing what they can: Peninsula groups assist massive Haitian relief efforts with benefits, donations

Haiti is thousands of miles from the North Olympic Peninsula, but local aid groups, individuals and musicians are gathering momentum to send aid to the… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC: New venues added to Peninsula scene

AS WE HEAD into the third week of the new year we have a grand opening plus other venues adding live music to the existing… Continue reading

Lectures, demonstrations, even high tea offered this weekend

Even if the weather is too chilly and gray for activities outdoors, there's plenty to do indoors on the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend. For… Continue reading

MARTHA IRELAND COLUMN: Horses easy to hide in Ireland barn

EVEN BEFORE I SAW Honey, I knew she wasn't for me. My husband, Dale, made the mistake of reading a mid-November Peninsula Daily News classified… Continue reading

Eat, dance and be merry on the first day of 2010

After the celebrations of New Year's Eve, what does one do on New Year's Day? Among the choices on the North Olympic Peninsula are eating,… Continue reading

Weekend offers hikes, art and gift show, dancing

After the sweet (but fattening) delights of the holiday, many may feel the urge to get out and walk, run or dance. Opportunities abound on… Continue reading

Little girl, big challenges — Mother thankful for community support

PORT ANGELES -- With her big blue eyes and blond hair in perky ponytails, 3-year-old River Larson elicits comments from strangers wherever she goes. "People… Continue reading

Gingerbread houses, hikes among North Peninsula activities

Gingerbread houses, holiday lights and hikes are among the few public activities offered on the North Olympic Peninsula this holiday weekend. Today's Peninsula Spotlight, the… Continue reading

Spay to Save effort launches in Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES -- A group of animal welfare advocates has banded together to start a service offering low cost spay and neuter clinics for the… Continue reading

Love can bring folks together, even in your 70s, Jefferson County couple finds

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is another in an intermittent series of love stories, spotlighting both newlyweds and couples celebrating anniversaries. These true tales are of how… Continue reading