PENINSULA SPOTLIGHT: Springfest Talent Show lets local performers share gifts

PORT ANGELES — The first-ever Juan de Fuca Festival Springfest Talent Show is a Saturday night celebration to warm people up for another celebration four… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Dine, drink, dance in style this week on Olympic Peninsula

ARE YOU READY for a royal week? You don't have to be British to appreciate royal treatment. Check out the following venues where you may… Continue reading

Port Angeles filmmaker retells Poe’s ‘Tell-Tale Heart’

PORT ANGELES — Sarah Tucker remembers reading “The Tell-Tale Heart,” Edgar Allan Poe’s psycho-thriller short story, when she was a girl. The 168-year-old story, about… Continue reading

Author who extends story of Huck Finn to appear in Port Angeles, Port Townsend

Sadie Watson’s love story grabs hold of the listener, literary critics say. Like a hand reaching out of the past, her telling clasps the heart… Continue reading

B&B tour to benefit Port Angeles Symphony

PORT ANGELES — Seven inns. Eleven chocolate makers. It looks to be a memorable day for the Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra. The symphony's Music and… Continue reading

PENINSULA WOMAN: Prolific Port Townsend artist, writer Rikki Ducornet explores transformation

PORT TOWNSEND ­— Rikki Ducornet is the daughter of a Cuban father and a Russian-Jewish mother ­— “a whole minestrone,” she calls her ethnic makeup… Continue reading

Port Angeles’ public Victory Garden taking shape

PORT ANGELES — On Earth Day this Friday, you can dip your hands into the earth itself, while building both community and a fence. Port… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Dance, dance, dance on Peninsula

IT'S BEGINNING TO look like spring, if it would just feel like spring. You don't have to wait for it to warm up. All you… Continue reading

KAREN GRIFFITHS’ HORSEPLAY COLUMN: Peninsula volunteers’ work keeps trails usable

DO YOU GET it? Do you get our trails are a valuable commodity to our local economy? Do you understand without the help of local… Continue reading

Port Angeles poetry slam to be a contest, ‘display of guts’

PORT ANGELES — Given the opportunity to recite a poem in front of his peers — plus lots of parents and the public — sixth-grader… Continue reading

PENINSULA SPOTLIGHT: Violinist joins symphony for difficult concerto by Tchaikovsky

PORT ANGELES — The piece is “stupendously difficult,” says Suzanne Berg of the Port Angeles Symphony. The Violin Concerto that Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky finished in… Continue reading

‘Backcountry’ art sought for Port Angeles Fine Arts Center show

PORT ANGELES — A walk among the towering trees beside the Hoh River inspired this summer's show at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center. Those… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Hit the dance floor for fun, exercise on Peninsula

IT'S APRIL, AND it's warming up outside (really), and more outside activities are looming (mowing, gardening, etc.). Did you know dancing is a great way… Continue reading

Variety hallmark of student film fest

SEQUIM — Short snapshots of teen-generated comedy and drama will light the screen Friday night in the Student Film Festival at the Sequim High School… Continue reading

Muralist finds new career after suffering layoff

PORT ANGELES — First he painted the sunshine, and then the torrential waterfall. And, Jim Lidback admits, he avoided the harder parts — the lush… Continue reading

Virtual community topic of talk in Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES — Surrounded by Webster’s Woods, that forest full of art, and the Webster House art gallery, you can embark on another kind of… Continue reading

PENINSULA WOMAN: Student follows path quickly opening up to more women

PORT ANGELES — Vanesa Prince Stoken took a chance on a wholly unfamiliar course — and found her path forward. Ask her to explain composites,… Continue reading

See you at the 15th Sequim Lavender Festival (guest column)

By Mary Jendrucko UNDOUBTEDLY, THERE WILL be at least two lavender-themed events this summer. Success can be contagious. It's a free country, and that's the… Continue reading

  • Apr 8, 2011
  • By Mary Jendrucko

Weekend slated to go to the birds

SEQUIM — The scoping — of sky, river mouth and bays — starts today. The Olympic Peninsula BirdFest, a welcoming of spring, gives local residents… Continue reading

KAREN GRIFFITHS’ HORSEPLAY COLUMN: 2011 seniors saluted at Washington State High School Equestrian Teams district meet

OUR LOCAL YOUTHS did fantastic at their third and final Washington State High School Equestrian Teams district meet. Traditionally, the final meet before May's state… Continue reading