Life

Millions of tiny toads crawl over Anderson Lake State Park

CHIMACUM -- Anderson Lake was known, at least until now, for its trout and for the toxic blue-green algae that spurred public health officials to… Continue reading

PENINSULA WOMAN: Sara Mall Johani unveils new gallery on Port Townsend Studio Tour

CHIMACUM -- Sara Mall Johani and her husband, Tom Jay, make their home in the deepest woods, so when you visit -- as art lovers… Continue reading

Flamenco classes slated in Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES -- As befitting the Gypsy art form of flamenco, a dancer from Spain who lives in North Carolina is coming to teach in… Continue reading

PENINSULA SPOTLIGHT: Snapshots, movie kick off annual Heritage Weekend

PORT ANGELES -- So Junior asks Sugar if she plays that "fast music," that hot jazz. "Yeah! Real hot!" replies Sugar, as only Marilyn Monroe… Continue reading

‘NIGHT OWL’ JOHN NELSON’S COLUMN: Live music soothes on hot August nights

ON THESE (NOT so) hot August nights the best way to mellow out and chill is to visit your favorite live music venue and keep… Continue reading

Sequim couple tell of beauties, pitfalls of life in the wild

SEQUIM -- The most important thing to remember on your next outing, even if it's just a day hike: Everything can change. In a flash.… Continue reading

‘Voices of the Strait’: A documentary about healing a body of water

This is a short movie about abundance: a dozen pounds of salmon for a dime, teenagers buying jalopies with cash from digging clams, charter boats… Continue reading

Pets, and sheep, at Port Angeles Community Market today

PORT ANGELES -- Mimi Smith-Dvorak will have an animal parade, a dog-centric market and a sheepherding demonstration to kick off a special edition of the… Continue reading

PENINSULA WOMAN: Troupe uses song, humor to rage against the machine

11When someone sees them in the paper and calls them some name or other, "I smile from ear to ear," she says. "They saw it,… Continue reading

Inuit artist banned in Canada opens show in Port Townsend

PORT TOWNSEND -- An Inuit artist who is banned from selling his work in Canada is on his way to Port Townsend. Jonasie Faber, 65,… Continue reading

Joyce Daze: Pies, facial hair contest and parade among festivities

JOYCE -- Long before the BlackBerry became an electronic gizmo some of us can't live without, Joyce was living it up on the real, juicy… Continue reading

‘Restorative design’ urged in effort to go beyond ‘green’ building

PORT ANGELES -- Jason McLennan wants to encourage a new kind of discussion about "green" building when he speaks tonight. "Vision of a Regenerative Future"… Continue reading

PENINSULA SPOTLIGHT: Stirring up some blues

PORT TOWNSEND -- Fold the spices, the summer-sweet veggies and the succulent meat into a giant pot of stew, let it all blend, and you… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC: New venue, blues fest add to Peninsula scene

THIS WEEK WE have music from a new venue hosting a grand opening in Joyce, Centrum's Blues in the Clubs in Port Townsend and places… Continue reading

Art lovers can come to Port Angeles make their own as artists offer classes

PORT ANGELES -- You can swoop into town and buy a piece of art -- and Port Angeles will love you for it -- or… Continue reading

‘Lots of friends’ turn out for Corn Roast in hills above Port Angeles (**Gallery**)

PORT ANGELES -- Its name, you've got to admit, is deceiving: The Corn Roast, as in the 13th annual first-Sunday-in-August bash at Andrew May and… Continue reading

PENINSULA WOMAN: Growing (and selling) the good stuff

Catch sight of the young woman surrounded by a riot of fresh color, and you might think she's purely the front-line salesperson. And when she… Continue reading

PENINSULA SPOTLIGHT: Centrum series to feature Rene Marie, other jazz luminaries

PORT TOWNSEND -- Jazz singer Rene Marie has crossed many rivers to reach this time and place. Like a life raft, her music carried her.… Continue reading

Annual Port Ludlow Days festival to feature food, art, fair

PORT LUDLOW -- Port Ludlow Days, a three-day community festival, begins today at and around the Resort at Port Ludlow and runs through Saturday and… Continue reading

Inaugural Music on the Meadow for North Olympic Land Trust is tonight

PORT ANGELES -- Kory Nagler and his band the Good Boys are making an appearance at what Nagler calls "a perfect venue" tonight. The place… Continue reading