Life

Filmmaker reels in Jefferson students; shares tale behind her documentary on artist

QUILCENE -- Film editor Linda Hattendorf was heading out of her Manhattan, N.Y., apartment near the World Trade Center 10 years ago when she noticed… Continue reading

Rhododendrons and more in spotlight as Jefferson County’s oldest annual festival kicks off today

PORT TOWNSEND -- The town is preparing for the 75th annual Rhododendron Festival this week, continuing the tradition of the oldest annual festival in Jefferson… Continue reading

Costuming ‘death match’ makes class out of trash at PA Farmers Market

PORT ANGELES -- With snowy coffee filters ruffling about her face and a laundry basket encircling her hips, Karesandra White was the belle of the… Continue reading

Sequim Irrigation Festival parade is today, and for queen, it’s another chance to appreciate her town

SEQUIM -- She's the queen of Sequim, and she's learned not to take life here for granted. Fallon Schneider, 17, flashes her incandescent smile --… Continue reading

Songs are inside seniors; writers help bring them to stage in Chimacum Saturday

CHIMACUM -- The modern media may endow famous songwriters with superpowers, but Songwriting Works places that strength into mortal, and local, hands. "Everyone has a… Continue reading

Life is busy for Sequim retailer with store anniversary, baby’s birthday

SEQUIM -- The giraffes are getting taller. The baby's growing fast. And Mom has a lot going on this weekend. Megan Schmidlkofer, co-owner of Tiny'z… Continue reading

West End residents on ‘Oprah’ for ‘Twilight’ special

FORKS -- Anna Rose Counsell-Geyer, chairwoman of the Quileute tribe, and Forks resident Diane Winters were among the special audience guests who will be featured… Continue reading

Veteran thespian to bring Port Angeles playwright’s work to life in Sequim

SEQUIM -- "Four Women" starts with a secret, and a thirst for the truth. Christina, at 56, is moving her mother Sheri into a home… Continue reading

Plays entertain, raise money for First Teacher, Parenting Matters

SEQUIM -- Four women are letting fly this Saturday in an "it takes a village" spirit. A double feature of short plays will take the… Continue reading

Green thumbs: Horticulture program offers hands-on skills

CHIMACUM -- Nate Christiansen is considering a career in law enforcement. Brad Coulter is deciding between joining the Coast Guard or firefighting. Garry Prose wants… Continue reading

Pole barn opens a new door on Fort Townsend

PORT TOWNSEND -- When soldiers were stationed at Fort Townsend during the last half of the 19th century, there were two-story barracks, a dining hall,… Continue reading

Dudes in women’s duds to help raise funds for Rhododendron Festival

PORT TOWNSEND -- Although the Rhododendron Festival doesn't start until May 10, supporters can enjoy a unique "fashion show" on Friday to help raise money… Continue reading

Women and girls on Peninsula and in Mexico honored by Soroptimists

SEQUIM -- Women and girls in southernmost Mexico as well as on the North Olympic Peninsula received honors -- plus a financial hand -- last… Continue reading

Hot tamale! Programs focus on cultural richness

PORT ANGELES -- When Manuela Velasquez uses a particular spice, she doesn't sprinkle or mince. She folds it in with both muscular hands. Just don't… Continue reading

Forks Logging and Mill Tours begin season Wednesday

FORKS -- Tours featuring the West End's roots in trees and the logging industry will kick off Wednesday for the summer season. The Forks Logging… Continue reading

Arts center dinner, auction raise $35,000 for face-lift of historic Dungeness Schoolhouse

SEQUIM -- The historic Dungeness Schoolhouse is well on its way to getting some much-needed paint and repairs, after the Museum & Arts Center of… Continue reading

Sales, celebrations, sailing among many Peninsula activities this weekend

Flea markets, plant sales and celebrations of the opening day of boating season along with many other activities are planned across the North Olympic Peninsula… Continue reading

Land planner Dale Holiday will lend her expertise in remote Bhutan

PORT ANGELES -- Land planner Dale Holiday is packing for the business trip of a lifetime. On Friday, she will leave for a monthlong trip… Continue reading

Jazz in the Olympics wraps up today

PORT ANGELES -- There's still time to catch performances by nine different Dixieland jazz bands today, as the annual Jazz in the Olympics Festival ends… Continue reading

PENINSULA WOMAN: Photographer Schouten focuses on family first

You could say Sherrie Schouten's life has been focused on her family since the love-at-first-sight moment she met her husband-to-be. Now, sitting at the kitchen… Continue reading