Sea otter pup may get a Peninsula name

PORT TOWNSEND — The five-week-old sea otter pup at the Seattle Aquarium — a Facebook celebrity if there ever was one — could soon be… Continue reading

VIDEO — My chocolates make people happy

By Jack Olmsted for Peninsula Daily News DURING THE OLYMPIC Peninsula Wineries' Red Wine & Chocolate Tour at Eaglemount Winery outside Port Townsend on Saturday,… Continue reading

  • Feb 20, 2012
  • By Jack Olmsted for Peninsula Daily News

A PENINSULA PROFILE TRUE LOVE STORY: Couple show it ‘comes down to the simple things’

PORT ANGELES — He was, by his own description, a “long-haired, motorcycle-riding janitor.” She was an 18-year-old from Kansas. And from the day Paul and… Continue reading

Passion, gratitude mark winners of Young Artists Competition

PORT ANGELES — Every Monday night, 16-year-old Erin Hennessey drives to Tacoma and back. Hennessey spends an hour there with a doctor — Maria Sampen,… Continue reading

Sequim walk-in clinic to shutter soon

SEQUIM — With a heavy heart, Bridgett Bell Kraft is shutting down the clinic she opened here five years ago. Primary Care Sequim, in the… Continue reading

PENINSULA SPOTLIGHT: Playwrights’ Festival brings life to stage

PORT TOWNSEND — Inside the 66-seat Key City Playhouse, life is unfolding, in all its comic, work-in-progress glory. This version of life, distilled into performances,… Continue reading

WEEKEND: Other area events on the North Olympic Peninsula

Movies, books and discussions are among the activities on the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend. For information about the Playwrights’ Festival in Port Townsend —… Continue reading

WEEKEND: Peninsula Men’s Gospel Singers set to perform

PORT ANGELES — Be ready, Penny Hall says, to have a spring put in your step. Hall, accompanist with the 19-voice Peninsula Men's Gospel Singers,… Continue reading

WEEKEND: Power Animal Ball to fete Mardi Gras, help dancer with medical expenses

PORT TOWNSEND — The first-ever Power Animal Ball — replete with mask-making and an art den full of feathers, fake fur, face paint and sequins… Continue reading

WEEKEND: Ridge facilities open on Presidents Day

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — The ski tows will be operating and rangers will lead snowshoe walks at Hurricane Ridge throughout the long holiday weekend that… Continue reading

WEEKEND: The Perfect Gentlemen to ‘shine’

PORT LUDLOW — “Java Jive.” “I Want You to Be My Baby.” “San Francisco Bay Blues.” That's a mere taste of what The Perfect Gentlemen… Continue reading

WEEKEND: Wine, chocolate tour keeps sweets flowing

A second weekend of wine and chocolate decadence will be this holiday weekend. If last weekend of tasting wine, cider and sweets wasn't enough, the… Continue reading

Comedy contest Friday in Port Townsend

PORT TOWNSEND — The Upstage Theater & Restaurant will be given over to stand-up comics — 10 of them — as the third annual Olympic… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Take sweetie out for swinging, two-stepping time

JUST BECAUSE VALENTINE’S Day is over doesn’t mean you can’t take your sweetie out for a two-stepping, swinging, slow-dancing good time, including a chance to… Continue reading

‘Love Letters’ chronicles relationship of a lifetime

SEQUIM — Melissa and Andrew are just kids, carefree kids, when they become sweethearts. Then they’re separated — but only physically. Over 50 years, they… Continue reading

Be a valentine: Romantic spots abound on North Olympic Peninsula [ *** GALLERY *** ]

When asked to name romantic local spots for Valentine's Day on Tuesday — or any day, really — the men as well as the women… Continue reading

PENINSULA WOMAN: Attorney brings energy to home, courtroom

Karen Unger comes across as fearless and flamboyant ­— a lioness seated beside her defendant. But of course there is more to this woman than… Continue reading

Port Townsend offers holiday walking tours

PORT TOWNSEND — Sweethearts — and anyone who loves Port Townsend — are invited on a historical walking tour of downtown Tuesday, Valentine’s Day, and… Continue reading

Longtime gallery to close; final reception tonight

PORT ANGELES — After three decades of promoting local artists, the Waterfront Art Gallery is having its final reception tonight. The cooperative gallery at 120… Continue reading

WEEKEND IN THE PENINSULA SPOTLIGHT: ‘Movies and Their Music’ looks back at songs from many beloved films

DUNGENESS — An interlude of romance and remembrance is about to unfold, courtesy of 17 singers and 18 songs. So promises Dewey Ehling, musical director… Continue reading