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WEEKEND — Updated with VIDEO — Wooden boats sail into Port Townsend for festival under sunny skies

This story is accompanied by two videos: 1. Multimedia journaist Nina Jurczynski talks to Jake Beattie, director of the Wooden Boat Foundation about his experiences… Continue reading

WEEKEND (Peninsula Spotlight) — What’s happening at the Wooden Boat Festival

PORT TOWNSEND — Romance. Schooners. Passion. Kayaks. Sun, wind, sea chanteys and danceable blues. The Wooden Boat Festival, wrapped around the Point Hudson Marina near… Continue reading

WEEKEND — Joyce General Store celebrates 100 years with a town party Saturday

JOYCE — Mary Pfaff-Pierce hears it often: “You haven’t failed me yet.” That’s the kind of thing people in these parts say about her business,… Continue reading

WEEKEND — Activities, food, fun at Port Angeles’ Dream Playground’s Family Fun Day on Saturday

PORT ANGELES — The Dream Playground's Family Fun Day is Saturday. Children's activities, Coast Guard and fire equipment, and free ice cream, popcorn and soda… Continue reading

WEEKEND — Dancing dogs to perform this weekend in Sequim

SEQUIM — Want to “paws” a moment and catch some real tail-wagging, puppy-prancing entertainment? The 10th annual Boot Scootin' Boogie freestyle dancing with dogs competition… Continue reading

WEEKEND — Forks fetes a ‘Twilight’ birthday

FORKS — A celebration of vampires and werewolves with a wedding shower, a birthday party, drag racing and a softball tournament thrown into the mix… Continue reading

WEEKEND — Other area events on North Olympic Peninsula

Everything from drag races to long walks, from a roller derby camp to huge garage sales will be offered this sunny weekend. For information about… Continue reading

WEEKEND — Port Angeles Library to host dance, game

PORT ANGELES — It might get loud — and downright exuberant — at the library tonight (Friday). During the mon­thly “Art Blast” from 6:30 p.m.… Continue reading

WEEKEND — Port Townsend Art Guild’s Crafts by the Dock Fair this weekend

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Arts Guild will hold its 38th “Crafts by the Dock Fair” on Madison Street downtown and at the new… Continue reading

WEEKEND — Stephenie Meyer Day events set in Forks (With ‘Twilight’ birthday)

FORKS — Events begin today in the annual Stephenie Meyer Day celebration. Here's the schedule: Today ■ 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Meet-and-greet with… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Take a recess and get away from it all

SUMMER IN SEPTEMBER is stupendous, just stupendous. Just ask the kids that have just started school! Well, recess is OK 'cuz it's outside in the… Continue reading

KAREN GRIFFITHS’ HORSEPLAY COLUMN: Peninsula Performance Horse Association does well at fair

WHILE WESTERN PERFORMANCE horse riders are more prevalent in our region, the Peninsula Performance Horse Association has a solid core of avid English riders, as… Continue reading

‘The Guys’ tale of recovery after 9/11 terror attack to come to Sequim, Port Angeles

Nick’s hands are shaking. He’s lost eight men on one unthinkable day. Nick is a New York City fire captain, faced with writing the eulogies… Continue reading

Peninsula farm work a savior for ex-convict

DUNGENESS — Mud, carrots and moisture are Patrick Drum’s tickets to an unexpected life. He’ll tell you right off that he spent close to half… Continue reading

PENINSULA WOMAN: Dietitian stepping onto stage as contestant for Miss Washington USA

PORT ANGELES — Maria-Lourdes Aragon takes it in stride when someone asks her how on Earth she got to Port Angeles. “I was just talking… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Liven up weekend with live variety

IT'S SEPTEMBER, AND summer just got here, and now school starts. Where's the justice in that? Take some time off this holiday weekend and relieve… Continue reading

PHOTO BLOG — Delightful end to “Between the Ends of America” bicycle adventure

A delight awaits bicyclist Jeff Arnim at the end of the final stretch of his 6,448-mile bicycle journey, "Between the Ends of America . .… Continue reading

Port Angeles Choose Local campaign kicks off

PORT ANGELES — The city’s Choose Local campaign, which organizers said could turn $10 purchases into millions for Port Angeles’ economy, is here at last.… Continue reading

Free outdoor concert in Port Townsend today (with list of other free concerts this week in Port Angeles, Sequim and PT)

PACK UP YOUR your favorite comfort food — along with blankets and lawn chairs to sit on — and stake out your spot at a… Continue reading

Police to bring to Sequim piece of fallen 9/11 site

SEQUIM — Police Chief Bill Dickinson recently put out the call to his 21-member department: Anybody want to drive to New York City to collect… Continue reading