PENINSULA WOMAN: She offers warm, safe place to teens, young adults in need

Susan Hillgren is taking the day off today from her full-time, unpaid job. The seventh-born of nine children, she's spending Christmas with her parents Ken… Continue reading

PENINSULA SPOTLIGHT: Moving music of Handel’s ‘Messiah’ bridges holiday gap

When anticipating Handel with Care, Wednesday’s annual sing-along of Handel’s “Messiah,” the orchestrator doesn’t talk about the sound. Instead, Shirley Anderson talks about the feeling… Continue reading

WEEKEND: Area events this Christmas weekend

Many people are staying in during the holidays, celebrating Christmas with family and friends, but a few events are going on this weekend on the… Continue reading

WEEKEND: Christmas feasts set on Sunday

At least two organizations on the North Olympic Peninsula will serve free Christmas feasts on Sunday. A Christmas Day dinner with all the fixings will… Continue reading

WEEKEND: Hurricane Ridge lines up winter activities

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — Although Hurricane Ridge will be closed on Christmas, it will offer activities the Monday afterward, weather permitting. Unless storms close it,… Continue reading

WEEKEND: Put twinkles in your eyes by viewing holiday decorations [**Gallery**]

The North Olympic Peninsula is ablaze for the holidays. From Forks to Port Angeles to Sequim, Blyn and East Jefferson County, residents and business owners… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC: Music heightens the yule spirit

The Christmas spirit is upon us — it’s in the air, the stores — and in the live music this week across the Peninsula. And… Continue reading

Soundtrack of life to welcome winter solstice in Port Townsend

PORT TOWNSEND — Motown, rock ’n’ roll, ancient mantras. It won’t be your ordinary Thursday yoga class. Room to Move, the yoga studio upstairs at… Continue reading

PENINSULA WOMAN: Cozy getaway for Peninsula visitors

DUNGENESS — When Berta Warden caught sight of an old barn on Marine Drive, her natural blend of optimism and imagination kicked in. She envisioned… Continue reading

WEEKEND IN PENINSULA SPOTLIGHT: Men’s Gospel Singers herald in Christmas week

PORT ANGELES — Soon and very soon, as the song says, the men's voices will rise together, in an expression of welcome. They're the Peninsula… Continue reading

WEEKEND: All aboard for Washington Inn express

PORT ANGELES — It may be only a narrow gauge, but it still will be the first passenger train operating on the North Olympic Peninsula… Continue reading

WEEKEND: Buddhist teacher to offer lectures

Tibetan Buddhist teacher Orgyen Zang Shod Dorje will offer lectures in Sequim and Port Townsend this weekend. Tonight, Zang Shod will speak on the role… Continue reading

WEEKEND: Hurricane Ridge snack bar, ski shop to open

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — The Hurricane Ridge snack bar and ski shop, with both ski and snowshoe rentals, will be open beginning Saturday. The facility… Continue reading

WEEKEND: Late-night shopping offered in downtown Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Downtown Association will host late-night shopping Saturday. Shop Till You Drop will be from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.… Continue reading

WEEKEND: Lower Elwha Gallery exhibit to showcase native art

PORT ANGELES — The spirits of the native people of the Strait of Juan de Fuca will be unleashed in an art exhibit Saturday. Opening… Continue reading

WEEKEND: Other area events on North Olympic Peninsula

Holiday celebrations and bazaars are among the events scheduled on the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend. For more about arts and entertainment events, see Peninsula… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Music a great gift for families, friends

SAY, HERE'S A great idea: Take someone out for live music and dancing or dinner. I wish I could tell you to take in what… Continue reading

KAREN GRIFFITHS’ HORSEPLAY COLUMN: Equine center a boon for all youths

SHE'S A FRIEND in need who's spent countless hours helping community youths have a better life through the use of her ponies, and now she… Continue reading

PENINSULA WOMAN: The leader of Port Angeles’ own burlesque troupe

PORT ANGELES — While earning her nursing degree, Clare Sherley took an elective that rocked her world. This course, a rare thing taught at only… Continue reading

Homegrown movie ‘Sidewalk Wars’ premieres tonight in Port Angeles theater

PORT ANGELES — Leo Bidne and Tonya Rice, neighbors on the west side of town, are astonished. A small video project “turned into this monster… Continue reading