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JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Save a dance for ‘Jingle Bells’ or hit the ‘Deck’ for holidays

NOW THAT THANKSGIVING is over, the season of giving and ho-ho-ho is upon us. We can hear the songs of the season even if they’re… Continue reading

Sequim Community Chorus to sing in season this week

SEQUIM — Seventy-six voices will rise in “Sing Noel,” a new “Christmas Carmen” and Handel’s “Hallelujah,” among other exultant songs, as the Sequim Community Christmas… Continue reading

Gregory Brown stands outside his apartment complex in Port Townsend.  -- Photo by Karen Griffiths/for Peninsula Daily News

Peninsula Home Fund helps him into the brightness of a new home

EDITOR'S NOTE: For 24 years, Peninsula Daily News readers in Jefferson and Clallam counties have supported the “hand up, not a handout” Peninsula Home Fund.… Continue reading

Gregory Brown stands outside his apartment complex in Port Townsend.  -- Photo by Karen Griffiths/for Peninsula Daily News

Port Angeles storyteller to give audience passport to world

By Diane Urbani de la Paz Peninsula Daily News PORT ANGELES — Cherie Trebon intends to whisk you somewhere far off and far out. She's… Continue reading

WEEKEND: ‘A Christmas Story’ in Port Angeles: This play won’t put your eye out, but . . .

PORT ANGELES — The hardest part of being Ralphie is, without a doubt, stifling one's laughter. So says Damon Little, the 11-year-old leading man in… Continue reading

WEEKEND: Sing-along to ‘Wizard of Oz’ in Port Angeles on Saturday night

PORT ANGELES — Imagine what happens when your black-and-white world disappears, to be replaced by a new world. One that blows your mind. That's the… Continue reading

Jamie Scott of Port Angeles decorates a tree titled “Caffeinated Christmas” on Wednesday in preparation for this weekend's Festival of Trees at Vern Burton Community Center in Port Angeles. Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News

Festival of Trees flourishes at Port Angeles’ Vern Burton Center

PORT ANGELES — Marilyn Monroe. “Green with Envy.” “Singin' in the Rain.” “Fight Like a Girl.” Those are just a taste of the 53 themes… Continue reading

Jamie Scott of Port Angeles decorates a tree titled “Caffeinated Christmas” on Wednesday in preparation for this weekend's Festival of Trees at Vern Burton Community Center in Port Angeles. Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News

WEEKEND: ‘A Christmas Story’ in Port Angeles: This play won’t put your eye out, but . . .

PORT ANGELES — The hardest part of being Ralphie is, without a doubt, stifling one's laughter. So says Damon Little, the 11-year-old leading man in… Continue reading

WEEKEND: Boat parade, fairs abound on Peninsula

A holiday-lights boat parade in Port Angeles. Native basket-weaving and storytelling in Blyn. A crafts fair in Port Townsend. The Thanksgiving weekend has much to… Continue reading

WEEKEND: Caroling, sales in Port Townsend for Saturday spending

PORT TOWNSEND — Carolers will stroll the streets and businesses will offer specials celebrating national Small Business Saturday as part of the Holiday Merchant Open… Continue reading

WEEKEND: David Jacobs-Strain returns to the Upstage on Saturday

WEEKEND: David Jacobs-Strain returns to the Upstage on Saturday

PORT TOWNSEND — David Jacobs-Strain's crossroads came early. This was the night he, a 9-year-old boy, saw singer Taj Mahal. It's 20 years later now,… Continue reading

WEEKEND: David Jacobs-Strain returns to the Upstage on Saturday
Folk duo Dillan Witherow and Abby Mae Latson will release their debut CD

WEEKEND: Folk duo debuts at all-ages concert in Port Angeles tonight

PORT ANGELES — Tonight is a new beginning. Many people know Abby Latson's bell-clear voice from her previous band, Abby Mae & the Homeschool Boys.… Continue reading

Folk duo Dillan Witherow and Abby Mae Latson will release their debut CD
Carol Janda's “Kale” is the prize in a drawing to be held at the Blue Whole Gallery's Holiday Special gift market.

WEEKEND: Gallery Holiday Special to run until Dec. 31

SEQUIM — The Blue Whole Gallery unveils today its annual Holiday Special, a showcase of locally made gifts. Twenty Blue Whole member artists are contributing… Continue reading

Carol Janda's “Kale” is the prize in a drawing to be held at the Blue Whole Gallery's Holiday Special gift market.
Julie Peterson of Moses Lake

WEEKEND: Lavender, Santa showcased at holiday bazaar today, Saturday

SEQUIM — If you missed Sequim's Lavender Weekend back in July — or if you just want to revisit the scented memory — a flock… Continue reading

Julie Peterson of Moses Lake

WEEKEND: Marine center offers gift shop sale, other events this weekend

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend Marine Science Center offers special events this weekend. The center’s annual holiday gift shop sale will be held in… Continue reading

WEEKEND: Sing-along to ‘The Wizard of Oz’ in Port Angeles on Saturday night

PORT ANGELES — Imagine what happens when your black-and-white world disappears, to be replaced by a new world. One that blows your mind. That's the… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Boogie off the post-turkey doldrums

IF YOU’RE READING this in the morning, here’s a warning: Don’t eat too much. If you’re reading it at night, I feel your plight. So… Continue reading

During spring's annual Mule Barn Day packing workshop at the Elwha River Station

KAREN GRIFFITHS’ HORSEPLAY COLUMN: Mule day packs a punch with information

BE IT A short day-hike or a long trek through backcountry trails, most hikers don't realize the vital role horses and mules play in maintaining… Continue reading

During spring's annual Mule Barn Day packing workshop at the Elwha River Station
PENINSULA PROFILE: 'True blue family'

PENINSULA PROFILE: ‘True blue family’

PORT TOWNSEND — I guess I should read the grown-up books. So Elizabeth Blake thinks upon entering the bookstore. But then: Forget that. Blake loves… Continue reading

PENINSULA PROFILE: 'True blue family'
Fred Robinson plays the Barker in the musical “Freak Like Me” at Peninsula College. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

‘Freak Like Me’ fun frolic at Peninsula College today

PORT ANGELES — The Barker, the Bearded Lady, the Nerd, the Cheerleader. They're busy frolicking to the rock 'n' roll music of “Freak Like Me,”… Continue reading

Fred Robinson plays the Barker in the musical “Freak Like Me” at Peninsula College. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News