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Olympic Cellars owner Kathy Charlton and the Vineyard Angel

International Women’s Day party in Port Angeles on Thursday

PORT ANGELES — The all-woman-owned Olympic Cellars winery will again open its doors for an International Women's Day party at 6 p.m. Thursday — to… Continue reading

Olympic Cellars owner Kathy Charlton and the Vineyard Angel

Parkinson’s, MS dance class topic of support group

PORT ANGELES — The possibility of a new dance class for people with multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and other neurological conditions is the topic of… Continue reading

Ira Stollak. -- Photo by Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Profile

PENINSULA PROFILE: The world views of Ira Stollak

Ira Stollak shot a personal question to his audience, which ranged from college students to retirees. “How many of you,” he asked, “grew up in… Continue reading

Ira Stollak. -- Photo by Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Profile
The Peninsula Singers

WEEKEND IN THE PENINSULA SPOTLIGHT: Voices, instrumentalists to perform ‘The Redeemer’ in Port Angeles, Sequim

There are passions for a lot of things in life. And then there is the Passion. And on this Lenten weekend, the Peninsula Singers will… Continue reading

The Peninsula Singers

WEEKEND: From beads to books, plenty on Peninsula

From a bead-a-thon and wellness fair in Jefferson County to a power tools presentation and reading from a mystery novel in Clallam County, there’s plenty… Continue reading

Gabriel Chrisman pins up his wife

WEEKEND: Port Townsend celebrates Victorian heritage

PORT TOWNSEND — Even those who celebrate the Victorian age might have some misconceptions about those times, according to one of the participants in this… Continue reading

Gabriel Chrisman pins up his wife
Kayla DeScala of Port Angeles

WEEKEND: Rocks, gems, jewelry at Port Angeles show

PORT ANGELES — The second annual Vern Burton Rock, Gem and Jewelry Show will offer displays for everyone from beginners to professionals this weekend. The… Continue reading

Kayla DeScala of Port Angeles
The Sequim Irrigation Festival parade float rolls down Washington Street in Sequim in 2011. From left are Princess Stephanie Laurie

WEEKEND: Sequim Irrigation Festival float to be rolled out Saturday

BLYN — The Sequim 2012 Irrigation Festival float will be rolled out before the festival's kickoff dinner and auctions on Saturday. The float — designed… Continue reading

The Sequim Irrigation Festival parade float rolls down Washington Street in Sequim in 2011. From left are Princess Stephanie Laurie
Members of the Sequim Community Church youth group

WEEKEND: Sound of singing to be heard in Sequim, Joyce

Spring is here at last, and suddenly, we hear a lot of singing. There's secular and sacred music, choirs and quartets, Sequim and Joyce, so… Continue reading

Members of the Sequim Community Church youth group

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Spring up and dance to local talent this week

GET SOME SPRING in your step and dance, dance, dance, or at least support your favorite live music. Port Angeles ■ Today at Castaways Restaurant… Continue reading

Charlotte and Aaron Elkins

Married novelists mix passions for latest book: Hers is art, his is mystery, and theirs is a labor of love

SEQUIM — “My first love,” Charlotte Elkins says as her husband, Aaron, steps away to fetch coffee, “was the art world.” Now a novelist, Charlotte… Continue reading

Charlotte and Aaron Elkins
During a cow-working clinic at Freedom Farm in Port Angeles

KAREN GRIFFITHS’ HORSEPLAY COLUMN: Bit of horseplay at cow-working clinic

IT WAS FOR a bit of horseplay — and a chance to learn more communication skills for a specific task between horse and rider —… Continue reading

During a cow-working clinic at Freedom Farm in Port Angeles

Dinner, auction to benefit camp for disabled

PORT ANGELES — If you want to see what joy looks like, watch the people Sharron Sherfick works with. At Camp Beausite Northwest near Chimacum… Continue reading

Longtime art instructor Cathy Haight helps Myra Walker and Sarah Howell with their mobiles during the Port Angeles YMCA’s After the Bell program.  -- Photo by Chris Tucker/Peninsula Profile

PENINSULA PROFILE: She helps to unleash their inner artists

PORT ANGELES — Cathy Haight remembers the day she turned the corner. She and her husband David were running a graphic design business in Southern… Continue reading

Longtime art instructor Cathy Haight helps Myra Walker and Sarah Howell with their mobiles during the Port Angeles YMCA’s After the Bell program.  -- Photo by Chris Tucker/Peninsula Profile

WEEKEND: Elk hunting, archery clinics part of Port Townsend Community Read program

PORT TOWNSEND — Elk hunting and archery will be the topics of two free seminars presented this weekend as part of the monthlong 2012 Port… Continue reading

The noted band Playing for Change is one of the offerings across the North Olympic Peninsula for St. Patrick’s Day festivities tonight.  [Peninsula Spotlight cover design by Heather Loyd/Peninsula Daily News]

IN THE PENINSULA SPOTLIGHT: Bands bring on the green (and the blues) tonight for St. Patrick’s Day

Around here, St. Patrick’s Day comes in many colors, from Irish kelly green to many shades of the blues. Here are some of the options… Continue reading

The noted band Playing for Change is one of the offerings across the North Olympic Peninsula for St. Patrick’s Day festivities tonight.  [Peninsula Spotlight cover design by Heather Loyd/Peninsula Daily News]
2011 Forks High School graduate Tyler Cortani enters bids on the overhead last year during the Quillayute Valley School District auction at the Bank of America building in Forks. This year's auction will take place at the Forks High School gym. Lonnie Archibald/for Peninsula Daily News

WEEKEND: Auction to benefit Forks scholarships

FORKS — The final lineup of auction items for the Quillayute Valley Scholarship Auction is always a surprise. Such perennial donors as a local sports… Continue reading

2011 Forks High School graduate Tyler Cortani enters bids on the overhead last year during the Quillayute Valley School District auction at the Bank of America building in Forks. This year's auction will take place at the Forks High School gym. Lonnie Archibald/for Peninsula Daily News

WEEKEND: Decorate hat for Port Angeles Heritage Days

PORT ANGELES — In preparation for Port Angeles’ 150th birthday celebration in September, Heritage Days is hosting a historic hat-decorating class Sunday. The class will… Continue reading

WEEKEND: Garage sale, films set this weekend

A giant garage sale in Port Townsend and the Port Angeles Symphony and a variety of workshops and films are slated for this weekend on… Continue reading

Master Gardener Larry Lang looks over his “lasagna garden

WEEKEND: Get sneak peek of spring green with gardening workshops

SEQUIM — An Italian villa with lasagna gardening: So goes the recipe for the 14th annual Gala Garden Show, two days of displays and presentations… Continue reading

Master Gardener Larry Lang looks over his “lasagna garden