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WEEKEND — More events (music, food, races, a gun show) by city on North Olympic Peninsula

CONCERTS, RACES, BARBECUES, a gun show and a motorcycle hill climb are among the myriad activities planned on the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend. For… Continue reading

A reenactor shows two boys how things were done way back when at the annual Green River Mountain Men rendezvous in 2011. Peninsula Daily News Staff File Photo

WEEKEND — Mountain men to descend for rendezvous on Peninsula

SEQUIM — The Green River Mountain Men will host its annual rendezvous at the Peninsula Long Rifle Association's property off Slab Camp Road this Labor… Continue reading

A reenactor shows two boys how things were done way back when at the annual Green River Mountain Men rendezvous in 2011. Peninsula Daily News Staff File Photo

WEEKEND — Music will soar at Sequim Balloon Festival, too

SEQUIM — Jazz from the American songbook, marimba music from Africa, electrified Celtic violin: One after another, they will fill the air at this weekend's… Continue reading

WEEKEND — Olympic Music Festival winds up with ‘West Side Story’ and classics

QUILCENE — For the last Olympic Music Festival concerts of the summer, two young pianists will step inside a century-old dairy barn to offer four… Continue reading

Lee Oskar

WEEKEND — Rare Earth concert tonight: Lee Oskar, legendary harmonica player, will perform, too.

LEE OSKAR, THE revered harmonica player who formed the band War with Eric Burdon back in 1969, has been added to tonight's roster of rock… Continue reading

Lee Oskar
WEEKEND — Rare Earth concert tonight!  It kicks off Sequim Balloon Festival

WEEKEND — Rare Earth concert tonight! It kicks off Sequim Balloon Festival

SEQUIM — In the air tonight: a universal theme of sight and sound. “Once in a blue moon, you get to see Rare Earth,” is… Continue reading

WEEKEND — Rare Earth concert tonight!  It kicks off Sequim Balloon Festival
Evening of food, music to benefit Jefferson Clemente Course

Evening of food, music to benefit Jefferson Clemente Course

CHIMACUM — So a bunch of food and music lovers from across the North Olympic Peninsula got together and, seeing how they savor the same… Continue reading

Evening of food, music to benefit Jefferson Clemente Course

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Rollicking rock ‘n’ roll, blues on tap at venues

JUST BECAUSE SEPTEMBER is here doesn’t mean summer is over. September offers up hot-air balloons, music, blues festivals and more. Port Angeles ■ Today at… Continue reading

The Peninsula Junior Rodeo team raked in the points at last weekend's rodeo

KAREN GRIFFITHS’ HORSEPLAY COLUMN: Junior Rodeo rides to victory in Port Angeles

“BRACE YOUR BACKBONE and forget your wishbone” is an old saying among rodeo contestants. In keeping with that theme, our local Junior Rodeo youths got… Continue reading

The Peninsula Junior Rodeo team raked in the points at last weekend's rodeo
The Diamond Sun

Up, up and away: A new view of Peninsula

SEQUIM — Up here, it's easy to feel reverent. It's warm. Still as a mountain morning. And it feels as if an invisible hand has… Continue reading

The Diamond Sun
George Rezendes plays the 1966 Fender Stratocaster his mother gave him when he was 12 years old. At left is the first guitar he ever made

PENINSULA PROFILE: Music the theme of Port Townsend man’s life

George Rezendes has about 25 guitars in his home studio. But two have special value: a 1966 Fender Stratocaster that was a gift from his… Continue reading

George Rezendes plays the 1966 Fender Stratocaster his mother gave him when he was 12 years old. At left is the first guitar he ever made

Free concert to celebrate Port Angeles’ 150th anniversary tonight

PORT ANGELES — A choir of some 200 voices is poised to celebrate two occasions today: local musician Anna Nichols’ 76th birthday and the city… Continue reading

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IN THE PENINSULA SPOTLIGHT: Art Port Townsend gathers 37 artists for studio tour

GreenBean, the heroine of Elizabeth Blake’s book True Blue Family, worries that she doesn’t belong. She seems so different, after all, from her folks. But… Continue reading

[Cover design by Heather Loyd/Peninsula Daily News]

WEEKEND: Blast through weekend with myriad fun events

Everything from model rockets to swap meets to lectures on fossils and beetles are planned on the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend. For more information… Continue reading

Hawaiian slack-key guitarist Keola Beamer and his wife

WEEKEND: Couple bring touch of Hawaii to Peninsula

CHIMACUM — The longer Keola Beamer and his spouse, Moanalani Beamer, make music together, the more they discover. The pair, who will appear at 8… Continue reading

Hawaiian slack-key guitarist Keola Beamer and his wife

WEEKEND: Heritage Days volunteers, vendors sought

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles Downtown Association will host an orientation meeting for Heritage Days volunteers at 2 p.m. Sunday. The meeting will be… Continue reading

Young dancers entertain a large crowd with the Snipe Dance at the Makah Days celebration in 2011. Lonnie Archibald/for Peninsula Daily News

WEEKEND: Makah to celebrate heritage in annual festival

NEAH BAY — Racing “war canoes” will ride the waves in friendly competition, fireworks will light up the sky, and dances, games and crafts will… Continue reading

Young dancers entertain a large crowd with the Snipe Dance at the Makah Days celebration in 2011. Lonnie Archibald/for Peninsula Daily News

WEEKEND: Russia, Peninsula meet in free program tonight

PORT ANGELES — The North Olympic Peninsula and Russia will meet, in art and prose, tonight in a free program called “Two Moons, Two Strings.”… Continue reading

Jack Fritz of Edmonds swims the butterfly at the William Shore Memorial Pool during the 2010 Olympic Peninsula Senior Games. Peninsula Daily News

WEEKEND: Seniors strut their stuff at annual games

PORT ANGELES — Let the games begin! From bowling to basketball, tennis to track, it's time for the eighth annual Olympic Peninsula Senior Games. More… Continue reading

Jack Fritz of Edmonds swims the butterfly at the William Shore Memorial Pool during the 2010 Olympic Peninsula Senior Games. Peninsula Daily News
Marcia Perlstein

Hit homegrown comedy revue reprised in Gardiner

GARDINER — This spring, it became quite clear: People were thirsty for laughter. “Humor in Paradise,” a comedy revue to benefit the Paradise Theatre School… Continue reading

Marcia Perlstein