310 bicyclists get their ups, downs on ride to Hurricane Ridge [**Gallery**]

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — It was all about pumping up. And hurtling down. Ascension to Hurricane Ridge was care- and car-free for some 310 bicyclists… Continue reading

Kimm Brown of Neah Bay always smokes local, fresh salmon (VIDEO)

By The Oregonian "I WON'T COOK frozen fish," says Kimm Brown. "It's really sad that anyone would have to. It tastes horrible." It was by… Continue reading

  • Aug 7, 2011
  • By The Oregonian

PENINSULA WOMAN: Hospice nurse helps patients navigate rough path of grief

SEQUIM — Sky Heatherton has navigated more than her share of nights filled with fear. They started after one Tuesday afternoon in September, when she… Continue reading

WEEKEND — Blackberries sweeten the Joyce Daze festival (with CORRECTION)

CORRECTION — This story has been edited to delete any reference to Robert Fowler. The Robert Fowler who is with Peninsula Dream Machines is not… Continue reading

WEEKEND — Ride the Hurricane bike event this weekend also to raise funds for road access

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK — Nearly 300 riders are expected on Hurricane Ridge Road in the Ride the Hurricane bike ride set Sunday. And $2 of… Continue reading

WEEKEND — Shakespeare (“Macbeth”) in the park in Port Townsend

PORT TOWNSEND — It's a seething, sexy tragedy. It's going to be “off the hook,” Lady Macbeth promises. And the saga unfolds in broad daylight… Continue reading

WEEKEND — Final downhill bike racing weekend starts

PORT ANGELES — The final weekend of the Dry Hill downhill bike racing starts today. The races this weekend at Dry Hill will be the… Continue reading

WEEKEND — Shane Park fundraiser set at Swain’s

PORT ANGELES — Members of the Shane Park Playground Committee will be stationed at Swain's General Store at 602 E. First St., Port Angeles, on… Continue reading

WEEKEND — Forks Relay For Life begins today at high school

FORKS — The Forks Relay For Life will begin at 3 p.m. today at Forks High School in an around-the-clock fundraiser that will test participants'… Continue reading

WEEKEND — Other area events on North Olympic Peninsula

Swap meets, gardening presentations and a boat school birthday are among events planned on the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend. For more on Centrum's Port… Continue reading

“Salsa 101” at the Chimacum Farmers Market, with videographer Jack Olmsted

PORT TOWNSEND-BASED independent multi-media journalist and videographer Jack Olmsted staffs Pacific Northwest festivals, parades and public events. Here is a new video posted by Olmsted:… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Enjoy local music outdoors, indoors

SUMMER FINALLY SEEMS to have beset us, so get out and enjoy the sunshine while it's here; but after dark, enjoy live music in the… Continue reading

KAREN GRIFFITHS’ HORSEPLAY COLUMN: Wandering down memory lane

I'M FEELING A bit melancholy today as my mind wanders down memory lane. Longtime readers of Peninsula Horseplay may recall earlier stories of me helping… Continue reading

More seats added for Wednesday’s Taj Mahal concert in Port Townsend

PORT TOWNSEND — Blues legend Taj Mahal, the opener of Centrum's 20th annual Acoustic Blues Festival this Wednesday night, has sold out the 1,200-seat McCurdy… Continue reading

Habitat opens thrift shop in Quilcene

QUILCENE — Vintage china, woven-back chairs, quilt tops, music cabinets — if you are into antique chic, there are many reasons to visit the new… Continue reading

Youngsters invited to art classes offered in Webster’s Woods in Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES — Summer’s here, and the time is right for art-play in the meadow. So every Monday this month, a flock of female artists… Continue reading

Outdoor concerts in Port Angeles, Port Townsend, Sequim this week

PACK UP A picnic dinner, grab your lawn chair or a blanket — don’t forget your sunglasses if it’s sunny or a coat if it’s… Continue reading

Blues wonder Taj Mahal on stage in Port Townsend

PORT TOWNSEND — It was the early 1960s when a teenage Henry Fredericks Jr. took on the name of one of the world's most recognizable… Continue reading

PENINSULA WOMAN: Port Townsend Co-op manager steps up to a challenge

PORT TOWNSEND — Work-life balance: We talk about it plenty. At the Port Townsend Food Co-op, Kenna Eaton is managing to make it happen. You… Continue reading

WEEKEND: Festival by Bay in Port Ludlow expands on fun

PORT LUDLOW — Arts and crafts, sailboat and kayak races, tennis and golf tournaments and a car show are among the varied activities at the… Continue reading