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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

Port Angeles’ ‘mother of massage’ therapy to celebrate 100th birthday

PORT ANGELES -- Long before it was a mainstream thing, Doris Goodman taught this community about massage. And while she was at it, she threw… Continue reading

Songs raise spirits, funds for singer with cancer in Sequim

SEQUIM -- More than one member of the audience wiped away a tear as Denise Graham sang. And though the aria she chose -- from… Continue reading

PENINSULA WOMAN: Chimacum’s Williams farms for the future

The hope and the ideal in these parts: to protect food-producing farmland and preserve the natural food web. But to enjoy strawberry fields alongside salmon… Continue reading

Port Townsend institute hosts world-class workshops in fitness, spirituality

PORT TOWNSEND -- Open the door, and you feel a seductive warmth -- the kind that loosens your muscles. This is the dance floor at… Continue reading

Romantic concert today is fundraiser for woman with cancer

SEQUIM -- "One Hand, One Heart" from "West Side Story." "All I Ask of You" from "Phantom of the Opera." "Don't Go, Sally" from "Cabaret."… Continue reading

PENINSULA SPOTLIGHT: Preview of coming attractions for Port Townsend Film Festival

PORT TOWNSEND -- Close to 100 movies will light up five Port Townsend theaters next weekend, laying out the larger-than-life feast known as the 11th… Continue reading

Show in Port Townsend to feature quilter who lost all fingers on right hand

PORT TOWNSEND -- In an accident in her family's grocery store, Charlie Petersen lost all five fingers of her right hand. This was devastating for… Continue reading

Time to curl up and listen to a good book: Digital devices now at public libraries across North Olympic Peninsula

Miniature iPod-like devices -- mp3 players -- have infiltrated all four Clallam County public libraries to offer you hours of literary, listening pleasure. They're called… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Let live music keep the chill away

SUMMER SEEMS TO have left us and colder and damper fall has fallen upon us early so get out and warm up to some live… Continue reading

Joyce author Sims puts series heroine on Peninsula; writer gives talk before moving to Florida

PORT ANGELES -- Our heroine, single mother and sometime actress Rita Farmer, is headed into another steamy adventure -- searching for her lost sister Gina,… Continue reading

Sequim couple to share ‘search for Shangri-La’ (**GALLERY**)

One day, Claire and Bob Rogers pedaled away from their house in Dungeness on a tandem bicycle named Zippy. It was 1995. The couple had… Continue reading

Photographer, writer share the story of their book

PORT ANGELES -- Maybe you haven't time -- or the small airplane -- to go flight-seeing over the North Olympic Peninsula. And maybe you'd enjoy… Continue reading