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PENINSULA WOMAN: Olympic Park Institute program director returns home

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — Kristin Halberg has come home, to a place that is the same as it was back when she played in the… Continue reading

Writers’ rite of spring this Tuesday in Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES — A night of reveling in “renewal and reawakening” is coming up Tuesday at an appropriately named place. Renaissance, the cafe at 401… Continue reading

PENINSULA SPOTLIGHT: Fish, pulp, paint, beads create ‘Sustainability’

SEQUIM — Feel free to “thump the chum,” Margaret Owens says, adding that her artwork is quite sturdy. But these chum, aka dog salmon, look… Continue reading

Listen to Trickster at tonight’s storytelling fest in Port Townsend

PORT TOWNSEND — Be careful on this particular evening, the storyteller Harvest Moon says. “I am a trickster, and I may do some April Fools'… Continue reading

Spend a Sunday afternoon with Mozart

PORT ANGELES — It sounds lightweight — “An Afternoon with Mozart.” Might this be a Sunday walk in the park, something the Peninsula Singers and… Continue reading

Port Angeles actress returns to stage after successful chemotherapy

PORT ANGELES — In February 2010, Marianne Trowbridge knew she had ovarian cancer. She didn’t stop for it, though, not then. At age 86, she… Continue reading

Let it all out at benefit melodrama Friday in Quilcene

QUILCENE — You're encouraged to let it all out — all your booing, hissing, clapping and cheering — this Friday in a one-night-only show called… Continue reading

PENINSULA WOMAN: Educator learns as she teaches volunteers about marine life

PORT ANGELES — The great body of water beside us has long held Janet Lamont in its thrall. “My favorite place to be,” says the… Continue reading

PENINSULA SPOTLIGHT: Flying Karamazovs swoop onto North Olympic Peninsula

While the juggling is stupendous — known to involve pies, candy-filled plastic eggs and sea creatures — the Flying Karamazov Brothers are not just about… Continue reading

Some turning off lights for Earth Hour this weekend in Clallam County

PORT ANGELES — One of the county's most prominent faces will go dark tonight. The Clallam County Courthouse clock tower lights, at Fourth and Lincoln… Continue reading

‘Bound for Freedom’ takes Little Theater stage Thursday, Friday

PORT ANGELES — “Bound for Freedom” is a story of a time that, though more than 150 years ago, is similar in some ways to… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Spring into live music on the Peninsula

SPRING HAS FINALLY sprung, so get out of that recliner and throw off that winter blanket and get out and dance or, at least, tap… Continue reading

KAREN GRIFFITHS’ HORSEPLAY COLUMN: Peninsula youth is first recipient of award

IT'S WITH GREAT delight I announce that young Antigone Barker is the first recipient of the Backcountry Horsemen of Washington's Junior Backcountry Horseman award. New… Continue reading

Fundraiser raises $21,000 for Clallam-area Boys, Girls Club and Uganda foundation

BLYN — The Gateway, still a new fundraiser, has outdone itself. The dinner and auction in 7 Cedars Casino’s Club Seven lounge Saturday night, a… Continue reading

A cappella singers like to perform with element of surprise

PORT ANGELES ­— It happened all of a sudden. Seven individuals, straight-faced just seconds before, coalesced into a septet. In an instant, music filled the… Continue reading

‘In-your-face’ artist stirs up Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts poster

PORT ANGELES — This city's late May cavalcade of music, dance and art has just gained a visual presence, thanks to an “old school, in-your-face”… Continue reading

Equinox yoga class in Port Townsend aims for balance

PORT TOWNSEND — The world may feel far out of balance, with crises in the Middle East and Japan turning so many lives upside-down. But… Continue reading

Port Angeles play spotlights fictional Shakespeare character

PORT ANGELES — Don't dismiss your dream, no matter how the world scoffs. That's the message of “The Other Shakespeare,” a stage play opening tonight… Continue reading

Acclaimed poet to bring her zip to college Tuesday

PORT ANGELES — You open the book, maybe thinking it'll be a bunch of hard-to-understand poems. Not for long, though, because in poem No. 1… Continue reading

Odyssey Bookshop celebrates 40th birthday

PORT ANGELES — Wedding chapel, children's nursery, tavern, place of morning starshine: Odyssey Bookshop has played plenty of roles over the past 40 years. And… Continue reading