Life

PENINSULA WOMAN: Moriarty gathers grants to keep marine life center afloat

PORT ANGELES -- Deborah Moriarty lives in an ecosystem of diverse organisms: federal grant-makers, fourth- and fifth-graders, and this weekend, Crab & Seafood Festival-goers. Her… Continue reading

10-10-10: Goal to plant 350 trees by this Sunday

Pat Milliren, a member of a small, interfaith group called the North Olympic Creation Care Alliance, heard recently about something called the Global Work Party.… Continue reading

PENINSULA SPOTLIGHT: ‘Here’s to the Ladies!’ opens tonight at Key City Playhouse

PORT TOWNSEND -- Baby, I'm cookin' with gas. Oh, I'm a gumdrop, A sweet lollipop, A brook trout right out of the brook, And what's… Continue reading

‘Step Up to Plate for Kids’ raises funds for parenting programs

SEQUIM -- Parenting Matters founder Cynthia Martin and Sequim mother Nicole Brewer offer a twofold reason to come to the Sequim unit of the Boys… Continue reading

Cabinet of Wonders art-lovers’ celebration in Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES -- Soft, aromatic German-style pretzels, an aerobatic plane ride over the Olympic Peninsula, kimonos and at least one tuxedo: All are part of… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Crab festival helps fill Peninsula platter

THIS WEEK THERE is live music all over the Peninsula, but in Port Angeles, it may be little crabby. Port Angeles • The ninth annual… Continue reading

‘Enjoy your normal days’: Cancer survivor tells story at Mad Hatter’s Tea in Sequim

SEQUIM -- There was one day in the midst of chemotherapy that turned out to be one of the sweetest -- and funniest -- of… Continue reading

PENINSULA WOMAN: Longtime Makah judge serves with empathy

NEAH BAY -- Emma Dulik's empathy is as abundant as her life experience. As a judge in the Makah Tribal Court, she uses both. And… Continue reading

Pictures, histories of Dungeness Valley barns offered today

PORT ANGELES -- They were authentic before "authentic" was in. The barns of Dungeness Valley -- the big, the medium-size, the falling-down -- have long… Continue reading

PENINSULA SPOTLIGHT: Marsalis to share music, story at college events

PORT ANGELES -- Ellis Marsalis, father of the first family of New Orleans jazz, will make a pair of appearances at Peninsula College this Thursday.… Continue reading

Adoptable pets, latest fashions at Port Angeles event Saturday

PORT ANGELES -- Homeless pets will be seen prowling the catwalk this Saturday -- in fashion models' arms or posing beside them. They're part of… Continue reading

Dog beds made, donated to Olympic Peninsula Humane Society

PORT ANGELES -- When Michelle Hollowell was feeling down about her own troubles, she decided the only way to go was to help someone else… Continue reading

Weave cedar bark, make a rug, build a fiber journal Sunday in Sequim

SEQUIM -- You can make much of local fibers -- be they cedar bark or spun wool -- so this Sunday, five fiber artists will… Continue reading

PENINSULA WOMAN: Force uses ‘Voice of Reason’ as Port Townsend Film Festival director

PORT TOWNSEND -- The letters beside the name on her business card are VOR, as in Voice of Reason. And for Janette Force, in her… Continue reading

Slow down in these towns: “Walkability” high in Port Angeles, Sequim, Port Townsend

Some towns drive you to put your foot on the gas pedal, to get out of there as fast as possible. Other communities entice you… Continue reading

Two Port Angeles women to host fundraiser for volunteer work in Nepal, Laos

PORT ANGELES -- Two young women are headed for rural Asia this fall and winter, one to teach English and the other to work with… Continue reading

Views from the Earthship: Smithsonian’s ‘Visions’ brings star visions to Peninsula for nine-week exhibit

Now playing at a public place near you: star birth, million-degree gas waves, outbursts on the sun, trips to chilly Mars and reports from Chandra,… Continue reading

PENINSULA SPOTLIGHT: ‘Smoke on the Mountain: Homecoming’ opens tonight at Port Angeles Community Playhouse

PORT ANGELES -- Ask 17-year-old Jeremy Fodge about "Smoke on the Mountain: Homecoming," and he goes straight to the point. "It's jam-packed with emotion," the… Continue reading

What to look for — and what to see for free — at the Port Townsend Film Festival

PORT TOWNSEND -- It's a big, quirky block party, with free movies, a high-speed cooking contest and princesses of all stripes. The 11th annual Port… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Live music notes: 8 years and counting

BROTHER WILLIE HAS kept me so busy that I forgot that last week was my last column -- of my seventh year. So, here we… Continue reading