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

WEEKEND: Do something you love this weekend

Dating, dancing and talent shows are among the activities showcased on the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend before Valentine’s Day. For information about the “Movies… Continue reading

WEEKEND: Fisher-poets sail in to salt poetry, music in Port Hadlock

PORT HADLOCK — There's a particular breed of traveler called the fisher-poet. They're commercial fishers, hearty women and men. They live as if salt water… Continue reading

WEEKEND: Playwrights’ Festival begins this weekend

PORT TOWNSEND — A feast of drama, laughter and spice is about to be laid out. The 16th annual Playwrights' Festival, presented by Key City… Continue reading

WEEKEND: Wine, chocolate tour offers tempting tastes of decadence across Peninsula

The time has come again to fire up your designated driver and set your pleasure meter. Awaiting you this weekend and next are the scent… Continue reading

Guitarist, harpist to perform house concert

PORT TOWNSEND — Guitarist Michael Mandrell and harpist David Michael will offer an evening of what they call “world fusion” music in an intimate house… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Spice up Valentine’s with dance, fun

THERE’S A LOT happening in the live music world this week, including a new dancing venue, a venue reopening in Sequim and some places you… Continue reading

KAREN GRIFFITHS’ HORSEPLAY COLUMN: Sequim, Port Angeles score big at state meet

OH, HOW I remember with fondness — and chilliness — the years my mother, Deonne Hanson, and I attended Washington State High School Equestrian Teams… Continue reading

Sequim orchestra’s first meeting tonight

SEQUIM — Already, the idea of Sequim’s own orchestra is sparking a resounding response, its initiators say. Well-known music teachers Lilias Green and Phil Morgan-Ellis… Continue reading

Book fans to take part in giveaway [Correction]

One night this spring, you might walk up to a stranger, offer a book and change a life. That's the message of World Book Night,… Continue reading

Peninsula Planned Parenthood has ‘pretty wild’ week over off-on Komen grants

PORT ANGELES — This past week was “pretty wild.” Then it had a “phenomenal” ending. That’s how Jack Slowriver, area services director for Planned Parenthood… Continue reading