WEEKEND: Port Angeles celebration to benefit charity

PORT ANGELES — Saturday night brings an opportunity to celebrate life — by ringing in 2012 and reaching out across the world. The eighth annual… Continue reading

WEEKEND: Port Townsend throws First Night of family fun

PORT TOWNSEND — First Night means a lot of things to a lot of people. And in this arts- and sea-loving town, the night leading… Continue reading

Former police shooting gallery now one of last independent video shops on Peninsula

PORT ANGELES — The Movie House DVD rental shop — one of the last independently owned video rental shops left on the North Olympic Peninsula… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Wrap up old year with food, fun, rock

SANTA’S COME AND gone and the presents have been unwrapped: the ugly sweater, the wrong-sized shirt or blouse and that tie that could only look… Continue reading

Couple grow closer through adversity: Remission after chemotherapy

PORT ANGELES — Jessie and Dan Spicher look like any happy young couple: carefree, glowing, in love. They met while working the night shift together… Continue reading

North Olympic Library System party to show off many ways to enjoy books

PORT ANGELES — To get the word out about its 250,000 items — traditional books, electronic books, books on CD and tape — the North… Continue reading

Exclusive interview: Peninsula’s Santa spreads cheer from kid events to AA meetings

Santa Claus’ strait-blue eyes have seen a lot in the last little while. This Santa has Diamond Point as his home base, and travels from… Continue reading

PENINSULA WOMAN: She offers warm, safe place to teens, young adults in need

Susan Hillgren is taking the day off today from her full-time, unpaid job. The seventh-born of nine children, she's spending Christmas with her parents Ken… Continue reading

PENINSULA SPOTLIGHT: Moving music of Handel’s ‘Messiah’ bridges holiday gap

When anticipating Handel with Care, Wednesday’s annual sing-along of Handel’s “Messiah,” the orchestrator doesn’t talk about the sound. Instead, Shirley Anderson talks about the feeling… Continue reading

WEEKEND: Area events this Christmas weekend

Many people are staying in during the holidays, celebrating Christmas with family and friends, but a few events are going on this weekend on the… Continue reading

WEEKEND: Christmas feasts set on Sunday

At least two organizations on the North Olympic Peninsula will serve free Christmas feasts on Sunday. A Christmas Day dinner with all the fixings will… Continue reading

WEEKEND: Hurricane Ridge lines up winter activities

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — Although Hurricane Ridge will be closed on Christmas, it will offer activities the Monday afterward, weather permitting. Unless storms close it,… Continue reading

WEEKEND: Put twinkles in your eyes by viewing holiday decorations [**Gallery**]

The North Olympic Peninsula is ablaze for the holidays. From Forks to Port Angeles to Sequim, Blyn and East Jefferson County, residents and business owners… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC: Music heightens the yule spirit

The Christmas spirit is upon us — it’s in the air, the stores — and in the live music this week across the Peninsula. And… Continue reading

Soundtrack of life to welcome winter solstice in Port Townsend

PORT TOWNSEND — Motown, rock ’n’ roll, ancient mantras. It won’t be your ordinary Thursday yoga class. Room to Move, the yoga studio upstairs at… Continue reading

PENINSULA WOMAN: Cozy getaway for Peninsula visitors

DUNGENESS — When Berta Warden caught sight of an old barn on Marine Drive, her natural blend of optimism and imagination kicked in. She envisioned… Continue reading

WEEKEND IN PENINSULA SPOTLIGHT: Men’s Gospel Singers herald in Christmas week

PORT ANGELES — Soon and very soon, as the song says, the men's voices will rise together, in an expression of welcome. They're the Peninsula… Continue reading

WEEKEND: All aboard for Washington Inn express

PORT ANGELES — It may be only a narrow gauge, but it still will be the first passenger train operating on the North Olympic Peninsula… Continue reading

WEEKEND: Buddhist teacher to offer lectures

Tibetan Buddhist teacher Orgyen Zang Shod Dorje will offer lectures in Sequim and Port Townsend this weekend. Tonight, Zang Shod will speak on the role… Continue reading

WEEKEND: Hurricane Ridge snack bar, ski shop to open

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — The Hurricane Ridge snack bar and ski shop, with both ski and snowshoe rentals, will be open beginning Saturday. The facility… Continue reading