PENINSULA WOMAN: With a guiding hand

PORT TOWNSEND — This story of Ananda ­— which means “bliss” in Sanskrit ­— is as romantic as it gets. Dari Lewis, a decade into… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Music scene heating up as summer arrives

SUMMER IS FINALLY here, and it was actually warm the first day — but not as hot as our local live music scene, which is… Continue reading

Port Angeles’ 2011 Wednesday farmers market debut to feature . . . lasagna

PORT ANGELES — This Wednesday is shaping up to be a big night. And for those who've seen the 1996 movie “Big Night,” Stanley Tucci's… Continue reading

Best-selling author to make Port Angeles appearance

PORT ANGELES — Erik Larson, the Seattle author of the new best-seller In the Garden of Beasts, is bringing what he calls his “Tour de… Continue reading

Seattle Symphony’s concert ‘a special occasion’ for 1,000 people

PORT TOWNSEND — It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience that many of the more than 1,000 attendees would like to see happen again before too long.… Continue reading

Free Concerts on the Pier kick off in Port Angeles on Wednesday

PORT ANGELES ­— A string of free waterfront concerts is stretching out before us, beckoning with bluegrass, jazz, Appalachian folk and big-band swing. The annual… Continue reading

Preview tonight of Seattle Symphony’s Friday concert in PT

PORT TOWNSEND — A free preview of the Seattle Symphony’s Friday performance at Fort Worden State Park’s McCurdy Pavilion is planned at 7 tonight. Centrum… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Celebrate Father’s Day with dancing on Peninsula

WE ALL KNOW summer is coming, but it seems to be taking its own sweet time so, if it's still a little chilly outside, come… Continue reading

KAREN GRIFFITHS’ HORSEPLAY COLUMN: Agnew mother gets back in the saddle

WHAT'S A FORMER barrel racer to do after her kid goes off to college and she's left twiddling her thumbs? Well, if you're Pam Crosby,… Continue reading

Historic homes tour to open portal to the past

DUNGENESS — The doors of vintage homes and barns will open wide this Saturday in the Dungeness Historic Homes Tour, an event the likes of… Continue reading

Worms stars of skills center’s new composting system

PORT ANGELES — In a way, worms are the wave of the future. The North Olympic Peninsula Skills Center’s Culinary Arts program, where students train… Continue reading

PENINSULA WOMAN: Fund benefits women, girls on North Olympic Peninsula

PORT TOWNSEND — Debbi Steele knows how much can happen when determined women get together. Shows are put on, money is raised, women mentor girls,… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Coming week full of musical events

THIS WEEK'S MUSICAL lineup includes a CD release party, a visit by a local Nashville, Tenn., winner, a campout, a 50-year celebration and a “Retirement… Continue reading

Port Townsend harpist publishes book about life of a ferry busker

PORT TOWNSEND — David Michael, the harpist who made his living playing and selling records aboard the MV Klickitat ferry between Port Townsend and Whidbey… Continue reading

Trio to display 400 paintings — each finished in one day

PORT ANGELES — It will be a sight unlike any before now at Studio Bob: some 400 paintings from the hands and hearts of three… Continue reading

PENINSULA WOMAN: Freeing their expression

When Mary Marcial was a young girl suffering a deep loss, dance served as her sustenance. And in the years since, Marcial has taught hundreds… Continue reading

‘Music With a Mission’ tonight to feature Gershwin, ‘Pink Panther’

SEQUIM — A lavish evening of song and handbells titled “Music With a Mission” is set for tonight. The Peninsula Singers, under the baton of… Continue reading

Juca de Fuca Festival sales up this year

PORT ANGELES — Dan Maguire has three words for how he feels about last weekend’s event. “I’m blown away,” he said Thursday, four days after… Continue reading

PENINSULA SPOTLIGHT: ‘Twelve Angry Men’ to hand down verdict at Port Angeles Community Playhouse

PORT ANGELES — A 19-year-old man from the slums is on trial for murdering his father. Deciding his fate are one dozen jurors — each… Continue reading

Lower Elwha open gallery in Heritage Center

PORT ANGELES — Walk in here, and you're enveloped in visions and dreams. Whales to hummingbirds, “Pocket Spirits” and mystical masks, cedar baskets and deerskin… Continue reading