KAREN GRIFFITH’S PENINSULA HORSEPLAY COLUMN: Louie brings home multiple awards from state show

CONGRATULATIONS TO Kit Foot's horse, Barlnk On Easy Street, aka Louie, for his multiple wins at the Washington State Horseman State Finals horse show. Louie… Continue reading

PENINSULA POLL BACKGROUNDER: Peninsula Rotarians send emergency shelter to Haiti; other fundraising efforts continue

Residents of earthquake-ravaged Port-au-Prince, Haiti, are in need of shelter, and North Olympic Peninsula Rotary Clubs are stepping up efforts to fill that need through… Continue reading

Doing what they can: Peninsula groups assist massive Haitian relief efforts with benefits, donations

Haiti is thousands of miles from the North Olympic Peninsula, but local aid groups, individuals and musicians are gathering momentum to send aid to the… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC: New venues added to Peninsula scene

AS WE HEAD into the third week of the new year we have a grand opening plus other venues adding live music to the existing… Continue reading

Lectures, demonstrations, even high tea offered this weekend

Even if the weather is too chilly and gray for activities outdoors, there's plenty to do indoors on the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend. For… Continue reading

MARTHA IRELAND COLUMN: Horses easy to hide in Ireland barn

EVEN BEFORE I SAW Honey, I knew she wasn't for me. My husband, Dale, made the mistake of reading a mid-November Peninsula Daily News classified… Continue reading

Eat, dance and be merry on the first day of 2010

After the celebrations of New Year's Eve, what does one do on New Year's Day? Among the choices on the North Olympic Peninsula are eating,… Continue reading

Weekend offers hikes, art and gift show, dancing

After the sweet (but fattening) delights of the holiday, many may feel the urge to get out and walk, run or dance. Opportunities abound on… Continue reading

Little girl, big challenges — Mother thankful for community support

PORT ANGELES -- With her big blue eyes and blond hair in perky ponytails, 3-year-old River Larson elicits comments from strangers wherever she goes. "People… Continue reading

Gingerbread houses, hikes among North Peninsula activities

Gingerbread houses, holiday lights and hikes are among the few public activities offered on the North Olympic Peninsula this holiday weekend. Today's Peninsula Spotlight, the… Continue reading

Spay to Save effort launches in Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES -- A group of animal welfare advocates has banded together to start a service offering low cost spay and neuter clinics for the… Continue reading

Love can bring folks together, even in your 70s, Jefferson County couple finds

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is another in an intermittent series of love stories, spotlighting both newlyweds and couples celebrating anniversaries. These true tales are of how… Continue reading

Benefits, Tibetan meditation among weekend activities without holiday theme

Benefits, mediation led by a Tibetan master and other events without a holiday theme are offered this weekend. Today's Peninsula Spotlight, the Peninsula Daily News'… Continue reading

A life in balance: Peninsula woman goes beyond traditional medicine

PORT ANGELES ¬­-- Many immigrants come to the United States seeking a better life. Beatriz Giraldo, 61, came because her husband was tired of getting… Continue reading

Customers develop glaze-craze as they help Port Angeles business thrive

11"Sometimes I feel like I need more room," Rees said, standing in her business, looking at tables full of adults and children, all busily creating… Continue reading

Plenty of winter, holiday fun for North Peninsula

A wide variety of events across the North Olympic Peninsula will celebrate the holidays this weekend. Today's Peninsula Spotlight, the Peninsula Daily News' weekly entertainment… Continue reading

Port Angeles cancer survivor who knows ‘freedom after fear’ starts program to help others

PORT ANGELES -- "On the other side of fear you will find freedom," Jack Ganster, 47-year-old cancer survivor, said recently, wearing a yellow shirt emblazoned… Continue reading

Forks, Port Townsend offer plenty of holiday happenings

Holiday events bookend the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend, with Forks' Twinkle Light Parade and a decorated tree festival in the West End, and a… Continue reading

Music, bazaars ring in holidays this weekend

Holiday music, bazaars and visits from Santa dominate the entertainment calendar this weekend across the North Olympic Peninsula. Today's Peninsula Spotlight, the Peninsula Daily News'… Continue reading

Twilight fiction doesn’t always jibe with Quileute legend

LAPUSH -- The droves of Twilight fans who come through Forks and LaPush may know author Stephenie Meyer's fictionalized version of the ancient legends of… Continue reading