Festival of Trees begins three-day run in Port Angeles today

PORT ANGELES -- The smell of hot glue and sounds of Christmas music filled the air at Vern Burton Community Center earlier this week, as… Continue reading

Food banks serve record numbers: More families, working poor need help this year

Across the North Olympic Peninsula, the pressure on nonprofit food banks has increased this year. The rising numbers and seasonal need is a predictable pattern,… Continue reading

Weekend festival for both fanged fiction fans, others in Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES -- "Bella Luna: A New Moon Celebration," which will mark the release of "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" movie, promises to entertain both… Continue reading

Quileute to host Saturday event with entertainment, stories, culture for ‘Twilight’ fans

LAPUSH -- The Quileute senior class will host a fundraising event at the A-Ka-Lat Center to teach and entertain Twilight fans from noon to 4… Continue reading

Twi-hards brave cold to be first for ‘New Moon’ tickets in Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES -- Fans rotated guarding places in line for each other throughout the night Tuesday and Wednesday as they waited to buy tickets today… Continue reading

‘New Moon’ premiere like being in a movie for Quileute tribal members

LOS ANGELES -- From the moment they stepped out of the limousine and onto the red carpet, the evening felt like being transported into a… Continue reading

It’s ‘Twilight’ or bust as ‘New Moon’ gets ready to rise over Peninsula

PORT ANGELES -- When Victoria McDonald returned to Port Angeles from Fitchburg, Mass., her plan was to visit friends and family members, help out in… Continue reading

Art school friends, neighbors take time to find they’re life partners

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

Deficit forces closure of Peninsula Big Brothers Big Sisters branch

PORT TOWNSEND -- More than 150 North Olympic Peninsula children will have to say goodbye next Friday to the adults who have mentored them, as… Continue reading

Makah museum at Neah Bay celebrates 30 years of culture

NEAH BAY -- The Makah Cultural and Research Center is 30 years old. The museum, one of the oldest tribal museums in the nation, celebrated… Continue reading

Oprah to feature Twilight author Friday

Author of the bestselling Twilight saga Stephenie Meyer has given her only interview of the year to Oprah Winfrey, and the show will air at… Continue reading

Peninsula seniors’ stories to be told in song at Veterans Day concert

PORT TOWNSEND -- A yearlong collaborative project to create songs with seniors and their families on the North Olympic Peninsula culminates with a Veterans Day… Continue reading

‘New Moon’ about to rise, and the Peninsula is getting ready for the next ‘Twilight’

It will be twilight all weekend Nov. 20 and 21 for the release of "The Twilight Saga: New Moon." The movie -- which is the… Continue reading

Olympic Discovery Trail Virtual Challenge wraps up; walkers’ steps would circle globe twice

PORT ANGELES -- The steps taken by 13 groups in the Olympic Discovery Trail Virtual Challenge were enough to wrap around the world twice. The… Continue reading

Well-heeled women step it up in race for Olympic Medical Center Foundation

11Each of the runners was clad in heels -- some high, some low, some chunky and some stiletto. The race began with music pumping the… Continue reading

Another busy weekend of events on North Olympic Peninsula

Arts, fundraisers, food and fun are offered across the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend. Peninsula Spotlight, a weekly entertainment guide in the print edition of… Continue reading

Farm to Cafeteria conference brings buyers, sellers to table

BLYN -- The message of the first North Olympic Peninsula Farm to The Cafeteria Conference on Thursday was that the farmer and the food buyer… Continue reading

New name selected for planned Twilight-themed restaurant in Forks

FORKS -- A planned Twilight-themed restaurant in Forks, originally dubbed Volterra, instead will be named The Lodge in Forks when it opens early next year,… Continue reading

One-man guitar fest . . . and art barrels . . . tonight

PORT ANGELES — The effort to bring art to the forefront of life on the North Olympic Peninsula will get a boost tonight as the… Continue reading

‘Today’ show planning segment on Twilight locations

FORKS -- The "Twilight Saga" movies may not have been filmed on the North Olympic Peninsula, but local sites are getting their fair share of… Continue reading