PENINSULA WOMAN: Growing (and selling) the good stuff

Catch sight of the young woman surrounded by a riot of fresh color, and you might think she's purely the front-line salesperson. And when she… Continue reading

PENINSULA SPOTLIGHT: Centrum series to feature Rene Marie, other jazz luminaries

PORT TOWNSEND -- Jazz singer Rene Marie has crossed many rivers to reach this time and place. Like a life raft, her music carried her.… Continue reading

Annual Port Ludlow Days festival to feature food, art, fair

PORT LUDLOW -- Port Ludlow Days, a three-day community festival, begins today at and around the Resort at Port Ludlow and runs through Saturday and… Continue reading

Inaugural Music on the Meadow for North Olympic Land Trust is tonight

PORT ANGELES -- Kory Nagler and his band the Good Boys are making an appearance at what Nagler calls "a perfect venue" tonight. The place… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Peninsula acts add to summer fun

THE SUMMER HEAT wave rolls along, just as live music keeps the North Olympic Peninsula entertainment scene hot. Here's the lineup: Port Angeles • Today… Continue reading

Port Angeles bookseller leaves to run recovery organization

PORT ANGELES -- Some 40 years after starting a new life on the Olympic Peninsula, Mr. Odyssey is beginning again. Craig Whalley, who bought and… Continue reading

PENINSULA WOMAN: Sequim artist celebrates the cedar

LOST MOUNTAIN -- It's not easy to get Marlien Hennen to talk about her life. But catch sight of her -- joyous smile, girlish frame,… Continue reading

Renaissance celebrates four years in Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES -- Let us go straight to the point. New dark chocolate bars, local hard cider, Raspberry Bliss. They're all happening this weekend during… Continue reading

PENINSULA SPOTLIGHT: ‘Oklahoma!’ mixes small-town romance, drama, song

Charisa Silliman owns it right up front: She's hot-headed, she's impulsive, and she's a lot like the love-struck woman in "Oklahoma!" Silliman is the leading… Continue reading

Class to create felt vests is on Saturday in Sequim

SEQUIM -- The next event at the Center of Infinite Reflections features a professional sheep-shearer and fiber artist, plus up to 30 people creating one-of-a-kind… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON ON LIVE MUSIC: Soothe your soul with live music

ANOTHER WEEKEND OF music on the North Olympic Peninsula is sure to soothe your soul. And, you can get all the info right here. Read… Continue reading

Sequim Lavender Festival: Flocks wander through fields, fair through today (***Gallery***)

SEQUIM -- A dab of lavender oil on each temple erases a headache -- "there's nothing better," said Keren Berry, a Lavender Festival-goer from Seattle.… Continue reading

PENINSULA WOMAN: Aikido practitioner promotes martial art for peace

Her black curly hair pulled back in a tight bun, Neilu Naini kneels, then bows deeply before a small vase of flowers and a framed… Continue reading

Quileute Days this weekend in LaPush

LAPUSH -- The annual three-day Quileute Days, which begins today, will focus on tribal culture, history and stories. Quileute tribal officials hope that locals and… Continue reading

Whole lotta lavender going on: Farm tours, free art and music focus of herbal celebration

SEQUIM -- This is a weekend to wander through the purple with lavender lovers from all over the globe. The Sequim Lavender Festival, one of… Continue reading

Largest ever Sequim Arts Studio Tour set

SEQUIM -- If you choose to visit the three artists at the Rock Hollow Farm this weekend, chances are good you'll hear laughter pouring out… Continue reading

Narayan & Janet bring ‘delicious blend’ of music back to Peninsula

SEQUIM -- Narayan & Janet, a duo from Seattle who blend jazz, rhythm and blues and Sanskrit chanting, are returning to the North Olympic Peninsula… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Lavender part of the live music rainbow

THE LAVENDER FESTIVAL is in full swing this weekend and has a plethora of live music from off the Peninsula as well as locals playing… Continue reading

Lonely H to leave Port Angeles for Nashville; two farewell shows Friday night

PORT ANGELES -- Mark Fredson, the 6-foot-7 lead singer of the Lonely H, is furiously cleaning rooms at the Red Lion Hotel this summer, while… Continue reading

PENINSULA WOMAN: Truly dazzled by ‘Twilight’

Annette Root went from being a social worker in Vancouver, Wash., to running one of the most popular businesses on the North Olympic Peninsula, but… Continue reading