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WEEKEND: Summertime fun heats up Peninsula’s weekend

Entertainment abounds this weekend on the North Olympic Peninsula, with everything from concerts to author readings to plant and garage sales to lectures on bees.… Continue reading

WEEKEND: Tour gives look at what makes Port Angeles businesses run

PORT ANGELES — For the first time, downtown Port Angeles will entice people behind the scenes of several sense-pleasing businesses. The free guided “Business in… Continue reading

Jeff Clayton is among the players in town for this week's Jazz Port Townsend festival.

Jazz in Clubs events begin tonight in Port Townsend

PORT TOWNSEND — That quintessential American art form is enveloping the town this week in Centrum's Jazz Port Townsend festival: Three nights of Jazz in… Continue reading

Jeff Clayton is among the players in town for this week's Jazz Port Townsend festival.
The Celtic duo Men of Worth opens the series Thursday in the Little Theater at Peninsula College in Port Angeles.

Juan de Fuca Fest plans entire season of events

PORT ANGELES — Starting this week, the inaugural Season Concerts — 11 of them by performers from across the world — is to be presented… Continue reading

The Celtic duo Men of Worth opens the series Thursday in the Little Theater at Peninsula College in Port Angeles.
Jim Podlesny of Port Angeles met the author of "Wild" last week. Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News

Quoted hiker, author meet at Port Angeles reading

PORT ANGELES — Cheryl Strayed, rock-star author and veteran of a two-state, 1,100-mile hike on the Pacific Crest Trail, reconnected with a spirit guide on… Continue reading

Jim Podlesny of Port Angeles met the author of "Wild" last week. Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News
Blackbird Coffeehouse owners Adam and Christy Parent met at a library in Minnesota. They celebrate their 13th anniversary this summer.  -- Photo by Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Profile

PENINSULA PROFILE: Couple build coffeehouse as they raise family

Like a bitter windstorm, the recession walloped Port Angeles in late 2008, just in time for Adam and Christy Parent to open their business. But… Continue reading

Blackbird Coffeehouse owners Adam and Christy Parent met at a library in Minnesota. They celebrate their 13th anniversary this summer.  -- Photo by Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Profile

WEEKEND: Port Angeles motorcycle poker run to benefit Healthy Families

PORT ANGELES — The American Legion Riders Post 29 is hosting a motorcycle poker run Saturday. The run will start at Olympic Powersports at 221… Continue reading

Sequim seeing purple this weekend

Sequim seeing purple this weekend

SEQUIM — Fourteen open farms, two free fairs, one mellowing scent: Sequim Lavender Weekend promises a plenitude of pleasure. With the Sequim Lavender Farmers Association… Continue reading

Sequim seeing purple this weekend
IN THE PENINSULA SPOTLIGHT: Abby Mae & the Homeschool Boys to give final performance

IN THE PENINSULA SPOTLIGHT: Abby Mae & the Homeschool Boys to give final performance

You can hear the joy, young and clear. It vibrates off the strings, and rings like a chapel bell in Abby’s voice. This musical exuberance… Continue reading

IN THE PENINSULA SPOTLIGHT: Abby Mae & the Homeschool Boys to give final performance

WEEKEND: 2012 Quileute Days events scheduled across three days

Today ■ 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. — Elders Lounge, Quileute Senior Center. ■ 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. — Opening ceremony, A-Ka-Lat Center. ■… Continue reading

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WEEKEND: Cruz-In revs up Saturday

PORT ANGELES — The seventh annual Darlene Marihugh Memorial Cruz-In is Saturday. Cars and motorcycles will be on display at Cowboy Country, 923 E. First… Continue reading

Members of the U.S. Coast Guard Quillayute Station in LaPush participate in 2011's Quileute Days Parade. Lonnie Archibald/for Peninsula Daily News

WEEKEND: Quileute tribe throws 3-day party

LAPUSH — The Quileute are celebrating their cultural heritage this weekend, and everyone is invited to join the party. From the opening ceremony at 3… Continue reading

Members of the U.S. Coast Guard Quillayute Station in LaPush participate in 2011's Quileute Days Parade. Lonnie Archibald/for Peninsula Daily News
“Monty” was painted by Sally Cays

WEEKEND: Studio tour shows off Dungeness Valley art

SEQUIM — Starting today, a variety of private lairs filled with art — from dreamlike watercolors to metal sculpture — will swing their doors open… Continue reading

“Monty” was painted by Sally Cays
Swami Beyondananda

WEEKEND: Walk lake bed or see concert, film

Lake-bed walks, concerts, films and other events are scheduled on the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend. For more information on other local arts and entertainment,… Continue reading

Swami Beyondananda

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Perfect weekend to find ideal genre

IF EVER THERE were a weekend to find your favorite genre of live music, this is that weekend. Music venues and schedules can be found… Continue reading

Champagne gala to open Port Ludlow arts series season

PORT LUDLOW — Season tickets are on sale for the Port Ludlow Arts Council’s 21st series of concerts, which starts with the Carpe Diem String… Continue reading

Swami Beyondananda

Swami likely to stimulate many giggles

Conversing with Swami Beyondananda is like hopping inside a verbal funhouse. And beware: You will keep interrupting yourself. With your own giggling. “I can answer… Continue reading

Swami Beyondananda
Cheryl Strayed of Portland

Author of best-seller ‘Wild’ to read on Peninsula

When everything fell apart, Cheryl Strayed left, alone, to hike. She covered 1,100 miles, from California's Mojave Desert and across the Range of Light —… Continue reading

Cheryl Strayed of Portland
Monica Quevedo at Lost Mountain Lavender farm.  -- Photo by Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Profile

PENINSULA PROFILE: An ‘ahh’-some life for lavender farmer transplanted from California

SEQUIM — Though it was July in Sequim, the sun was not smiling on the lavender fields. 2011’s fabled lavender weekend was wet, drippy wet,… Continue reading

Monica Quevedo at Lost Mountain Lavender farm.  -- Photo by Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Profile
Saturday's Dungeness Kids' Fair is hosted by First Teacher

Activities galore just for kids at Sequim fair

SEQUIM — Ice cream, dancing, free children's books, model trains, a firetruck and prizes: They're just a cross-section of the First Teacher Dungeness Kids' Fair… Continue reading

Saturday's Dungeness Kids' Fair is hosted by First Teacher