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What to look for — and what to see for free — at the Port Townsend Film Festival

PORT TOWNSEND -- It's a big, quirky block party, with free movies, a high-speed cooking contest and princesses of all stripes. The 11th annual Port… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Live music notes: 8 years and counting

BROTHER WILLIE HAS kept me so busy that I forgot that last week was my last column -- of my seventh year. So, here we… Continue reading

Port Angeles’ ‘mother of massage’ therapy to celebrate 100th birthday

PORT ANGELES -- Long before it was a mainstream thing, Doris Goodman taught this community about massage. And while she was at it, she threw… Continue reading

Songs raise spirits, funds for singer with cancer in Sequim

SEQUIM -- More than one member of the audience wiped away a tear as Denise Graham sang. And though the aria she chose -- from… Continue reading

PENINSULA WOMAN: Chimacum’s Williams farms for the future

The hope and the ideal in these parts: to protect food-producing farmland and preserve the natural food web. But to enjoy strawberry fields alongside salmon… Continue reading

Port Townsend institute hosts world-class workshops in fitness, spirituality

PORT TOWNSEND -- Open the door, and you feel a seductive warmth -- the kind that loosens your muscles. This is the dance floor at… Continue reading

Romantic concert today is fundraiser for woman with cancer

SEQUIM -- "One Hand, One Heart" from "West Side Story." "All I Ask of You" from "Phantom of the Opera." "Don't Go, Sally" from "Cabaret."… Continue reading

PENINSULA SPOTLIGHT: Preview of coming attractions for Port Townsend Film Festival

PORT TOWNSEND -- Close to 100 movies will light up five Port Townsend theaters next weekend, laying out the larger-than-life feast known as the 11th… Continue reading

Show in Port Townsend to feature quilter who lost all fingers on right hand

PORT TOWNSEND -- In an accident in her family's grocery store, Charlie Petersen lost all five fingers of her right hand. This was devastating for… Continue reading

Time to curl up and listen to a good book: Digital devices now at public libraries across North Olympic Peninsula

Miniature iPod-like devices -- mp3 players -- have infiltrated all four Clallam County public libraries to offer you hours of literary, listening pleasure. They're called… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Let live music keep the chill away

SUMMER SEEMS TO have left us and colder and damper fall has fallen upon us early so get out and warm up to some live… Continue reading

Joyce author Sims puts series heroine on Peninsula; writer gives talk before moving to Florida

PORT ANGELES -- Our heroine, single mother and sometime actress Rita Farmer, is headed into another steamy adventure -- searching for her lost sister Gina,… Continue reading

Sequim couple to share ‘search for Shangri-La’ (**GALLERY**)

One day, Claire and Bob Rogers pedaled away from their house in Dungeness on a tandem bicycle named Zippy. It was 1995. The couple had… Continue reading

Photographer, writer share the story of their book

PORT ANGELES -- Maybe you haven't time -- or the small airplane -- to go flight-seeing over the North Olympic Peninsula. And maybe you'd enjoy… Continue reading

PENINSULA WOMAN: Guardian of the songs, stories in LaPush

LAPUSH -- Beverly Loudon has lived all her life in a place that lures people from around the world, with its high Pacific waves, soft,… Continue reading

PENINSULA SPOTLIGHT: Event shows off Peninsula’s artistic wealth

DUNGENESS -- "Opulent," when you ask the dictionary, means "possessing or exhibiting great wealth." As in really, blinging rich. In the case of Saturday's Opulent… Continue reading

Wedding feast gleans from local fields

PORT ANGELES -- Justine Raphael is hurriedly hunting and gathering for an unusual wedding tonight. This journey began about six weeks ago, when Raphael's brother-in-law,… Continue reading

True Love Stories: Contrasting personalities make for long, happy life

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is another in an occasional series of love stories spotlighting both newlyweds and couples celebrating anniversaries. Treat each other as you would… Continue reading

Port Scandalous Derby Dolls take off — yep, roller derby returns

PORT ANGELES -- Angie "Tiny Tornado" Moore skims the blue rink, a blur in a frilly white miniskirt. Holly "Wickedslam" Wickersham, who is also the… Continue reading

PENINSULA WOMAN: Shop owners put fashion to work for cancer support group

PORT ANGELES -- For weeks now, it's been marathon meets roller-coaster for these two women. Janee Lyster and Marilyn Lamb run their own businesses while… Continue reading