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WEEKEND: Ranging over farm and forest, some prefer to cut own holiday tree

Some like them big. Some like them small. Others want their Christmas trees to be downright strange, Lazy J Tree Farm owner Steve Johnson said.… Continue reading

WEEKEND: The hills are alive: ‘Sound of Music’ sing-along Saturday night

PORT ANGELES — We’ve all heard that the hills are alive with “The Sound of Music.” What’s new is that the Olympic Mountains will soon… Continue reading

Cake and all on ‘eTown’ radio show

PORT ANGELES — As promised, the national radio show “eTown,” recorded in Port Angeles this September, will at last arrive on local airwaves Friday afternoon.… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: After turkey time, give thanks for live music

IT'S TURKEY TIME, and when you sit back in your recliner after the meal and before you nod off, pause and give thanks for the… Continue reading

Sequim Lavender Growers group to host art bazaar

SEQUIM — The call was heard around the country: We lavender growers want pictures. Pictures of pets with lavender, wildlife and herbs, whatever lavender means… Continue reading

PENINSULA WOMAN: ‘Revolutionize this’

With two hands and her whole heart, Kia Armstrong takes on the big problems — by homing in on her immediate surroundings. Back East in… Continue reading

Former Peninsula photographer back with images of Bhutan

PORT ANGELES — Alongside the book Away Out Over Everything comes Between Heaven and Earth. Mary Peck, the woman behind both books, is a photographer… Continue reading

Lower Elwha event to be feast of viewpoints

PORT ANGELES — It will be an unusual open-mic night — with emphasis on “open.” Brenda Francis, a poet and a member of the Indian… Continue reading

Reflections fodder for Port Angeles writers benefit Saturday night

PORT ANGELES — Facebook posts-turned-poetry, a fond look back at people left behind, lighthearted “sonnettes” and the sound of a chant — like a November… Continue reading

WEEKEND: Nature Mart offers food, holiday gifts — and a chance to pose with a (stuffed) bear

SEQUIM — Nature Mart has no traditional vendors this year. What it does have is natural art, hot soup, apple cider and pies right out… Continue reading

WEEKEND: Oysters, auction highlights of Habitat’s fundraiser

PORT ANGELES — Barbecued oysters, North Olympic Peninsula food and wine and a silent auction will be among the highlights of Habitat for Humanity of… Continue reading

WEEKEND: Peninsula Singers in tribute to two standards bearers: Cole Porter and Jerome Kern

SEQUIM — Surrender to the music this Saturday night. And if possible, do it again Sunday afternoon. You will feel fabulous. That, essentially, is the… Continue reading

WEEKEND: Totem poles, anniversary party among Peninsula events

A totem pole presentation, an arts center’s anniversary party, seminars, fundraisers and holiday bazaars are planned across the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend. For more… Continue reading

WEEKEND: West End History Weekend begins today

KALALOCH — The Jefferson County Historical Society will host its fourth annual West End History Weekend today through Sunday. “There are two major goals of… Continue reading

WEEKEND: Winterfest to benefit Hurricane Ridge skiing

PORT ANGELES — Attendees can enjoy a prime rib dinner while whetting their appetites for snow sports at the Hurricane Ridge Winter Sports Club’s annual… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Country, blues, gospel and more on tap this week

TOMORROW, I REACH a milestone in my life as I become a septuagenarian — 70 years young. I have many friends who share Nov. 18… Continue reading

Port Angeles Fine Arts Center throws anniversary party

PORT ANGELES — On Sunday afternoon, visitors to the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center will be able to step into a space-time continuum in which… Continue reading

KAREN GRIFFITHS’ HORSEPLAY COLUMN: A lot done, but not enough riding

THE GOOD NEWS is I accomplished everything needed during our brief summer to prepare the family homestead for another wet winter. The bad news is… Continue reading

Young musicians to perform classical music for lunch

Peninsula Daily News SEQUIM — In the midst of an ordinary Tuesday, a young orchestra will offer extraordinary music: Dvorak’s American Quartet, an arrangement of… Continue reading

PENINSULA WOMAN: She finds her niche down on the farm

CHIMACUM — Crystie Kisler’s life is all about possibility. Here on Finnriver Farm and Cidery, Kisler has found her place, a place where a shared… Continue reading