Life

PENINSULA WOMAN: Lower Elwha Klallam’s Hopie returns to help community

PORT ANGELES -- Linty Hopie spends her life dealing in connections. In her job as entrepreneurship coordinator for Peninsula College's Entrepreneur Institute, she connects fledgling… Continue reading

Spirited hunt in Port Angeles: Paranormal group hears tales, seeks evidence

PORT ANGELES -- In the bar at Michael's Seafood and Steakhouse, all of the spirits are not on the shelves, some who have spent time… Continue reading

Annual duck derby swims in Sunday to benefit hospital, Rotary charities

PORT ANGELES -- Ready, set, duck! During a "quacky" kind of contest at the Great Olympic Peninsula Duck Derby on Sunday, 42 prizes worth more… Continue reading

PENINSULA SPOTLIGHT: Musician Rivers celebrates 50th with Haitian benefit concert

PORT ANGELES -- Landmark birthdays like turning 50 are often the nudge people need to return to their dreams. Just ask musician Michael Rivers. "There… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC: Highs and lows in these parts

THE LIVE MUSIC scene this week has both good news and bad news. The good news is that the Esprit convention is still going strong… Continue reading

Port Angeles Dixieland jazz festival future hazy

PORT ANGELES -- The Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce board has voted to no longer run the annual Jazz in the Olympics Festival, sounding… Continue reading

Quilcene volunteer helps students, community bloom

QUILCENE — They stand like sentinels along the main street, tall, barrel-shaped containers made of wood held together with wire cable. Filled with dirt, they… Continue reading

Farmers market springs up in new spot in Chimacum

CHIMACUM -- Malcolm Dorn isn't sure yet what the name of a store selling local agriculture products at the intersection of Highway 19 and Chimacum… Continue reading

PENINSULA WOMAN: Discovery Bay artist takes the scenic route

DISCOVERY BAY ­-- Sit and talk with artist Sandra Offutt in her second-floor studio overlooking the bay and mountains, and you'll discover that her life… Continue reading

PENINSULA SPOTLIGHT: Port Angeles Fine Arts Center opens student art show Sunday

PORT ANGELES ­-- ArtPaths Portfolio 2010, a show featuring works by Clallam County student artists, opens at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center with a… Continue reading

Creating artwork from glass not as smooth as it looks

PORT ANGELES -- Paul Labrie effortlessly spins the long metal bars with red-hot glass at the end at a constant pace. I am not so… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Musicians give to charity, go live for you

BEFORE WE GET to this week's lineup of live music on the Peninsula, I would like to thank all the musicians who donated their time… Continue reading

Blown glass, metal sculpture gallery to open on Port Angeles waterfront

PORT ANGELES -- A gallery filled with a mixture of metallic and glass art -- and a studio that will offer an opportunity for customers… Continue reading

Information, inspiration: Fund for Women and Girls kicks off in Jefferson County

PORT TOWNSEND -- When Debbi Steele came up with an idea for a way to make the lives of women and girls in her county… Continue reading

Ex-Lonny’s restaurateur Ritter, 67, dies

PORT TOWNSEND -- Lonny Ritter, whose Port Townsend restaurants drew celebrities and politicians, has died in Thailand. Ritter was found dead in his condominium in… Continue reading

First Beach a winner in Quileute photo contest

LAPUSH -- Three images of First Beach took top honors out of more than 600 entries in a Quileute tribal photo contest. Daniel Kelley of… Continue reading

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