Life

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

Peninsula rowers ready, set for Victoria regatta

PORT ANGELES -- In a classic wooden boat that almost became a salad bar, four Port Angeles women will row this Saturday in their first… Continue reading

Westside Video reopens with a special request: ‘Park in the rear, not inside’

PORT ANGELES -- This independent video store could be the set for a bittersweet comedy complete with car crash, period costumes and a happy ending… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Let live music be the fruit of your labor

IT'S THE LAST holiday weekend of the summer, so take a break from your labors and enjoy some live music this Labor Day weekend. Port… Continue reading

Historical society throws garage sale

PORT ANGELES -- This evening's sneak preview of a giant garage sale should be one of the town's big social events, said Dona Cloud, Kathy… Continue reading

Update: Brain stimulation surgery for Parkinson’s a success

PORT ANGELES -- A week after deep brain stimulation -- DBS -- ­ surgery, Charmaigne Dunscomb is on a kind of honeymoon. Dunscomb on Aug.… Continue reading

PENINSULA WOMAN: D’Hemecourt helps save natural spaces from development

PORT ANGELES -- The teenage Michele d'Hemecourt thought of herself as a bookworm, not an outdoorswoman. Afraid of slugs, she had never gone camping. And… Continue reading

Let the Peninsula Senior Games begin

PORT ANGELES -- This weekend is about how active, and how fit, a mind and body can get between the ages of 50 and 100.… Continue reading

PENINSULA SPOTLIGHT: Depth and range of passion

Handmade and passionate. That's the kind of music David Jacobs-Strain is into -- and it's the sound that drew the acclaimed singer-guitarist to the Port… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Let live music fill days before school starts again

AUGUST IS ALMOST over and dare I say it? School is about to start. All the more reason to get out and listen to live… Continue reading

Surgery today could alter Peninsula resident’s path with Parkinson’s disease

PORT ANGELES -- When Charmaigne Dunscomb undergoes brain surgery this morning, she'll mark a new, welcome curve on a 13-year path. Dunscomb, 63, had a… Continue reading

PENINSULA WOMAN: Helping to preserve Makah culture

NEAH BAY -- The voice of Maria Pascua fills this room like the sound of a flute, while her gentle drumming offers the dancers a… Continue reading