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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

Benefits, Tibetan meditation among weekend activities without holiday theme

Benefits, mediation led by a Tibetan master and other events without a holiday theme are offered this weekend. Today's Peninsula Spotlight, the Peninsula Daily News'… Continue reading

A life in balance: Peninsula woman goes beyond traditional medicine

PORT ANGELES ¬­-- Many immigrants come to the United States seeking a better life. Beatriz Giraldo, 61, came because her husband was tired of getting… Continue reading

Customers develop glaze-craze as they help Port Angeles business thrive

11"Sometimes I feel like I need more room," Rees said, standing in her business, looking at tables full of adults and children, all busily creating… Continue reading

Plenty of winter, holiday fun for North Peninsula

A wide variety of events across the North Olympic Peninsula will celebrate the holidays this weekend. Today's Peninsula Spotlight, the Peninsula Daily News' weekly entertainment… Continue reading

Port Angeles cancer survivor who knows ‘freedom after fear’ starts program to help others

PORT ANGELES -- "On the other side of fear you will find freedom," Jack Ganster, 47-year-old cancer survivor, said recently, wearing a yellow shirt emblazoned… Continue reading

Forks, Port Townsend offer plenty of holiday happenings

Holiday events bookend the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend, with Forks' Twinkle Light Parade and a decorated tree festival in the West End, and a… Continue reading

Music, bazaars ring in holidays this weekend

Holiday music, bazaars and visits from Santa dominate the entertainment calendar this weekend across the North Olympic Peninsula. Today's Peninsula Spotlight, the Peninsula Daily News'… Continue reading

Twilight fiction doesn’t always jibe with Quileute legend

LAPUSH -- The droves of Twilight fans who come through Forks and LaPush may know author Stephenie Meyer's fictionalized version of the ancient legends of… Continue reading

What did Jacob say to Bella? Among Quileutes, mum’s the word

LAPUSH -- Quileute tribal members say Taylor Lautner, who depicts Jacob Black in "The Twilight Saga: New Moon," spoke the tribe's language well, but they… Continue reading

Peninsula Home Fund spotlight: ‘I have my freedom again!’

By Tim Hockett For Peninsula Daily News EDITOR'S NOTE: For 20 years, Peninsula Daily News readers in Jefferson and Clallam counties have supported the "hand… Continue reading

  • Nov 29, 2009

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