PENINSULA SPOTLIGHT: First ‘Second Weekend’ of summer

PORT ANGELES -- The days are longer and the weather is finally warm enough for an evening stroll, a perfect combination for attending this weekend's… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Mercury rising for area’s live music

THE WEATHER ISN'T the only thing that's really heating up. The live music scene is doing the same with a new bar opening in Port… Continue reading

JENNIFER JACKSON’S PORT TOWNSEND NEIGHBOR COLUMN: Woman living the purposeful, colorful life

JENELL DEMATTEO LIVES a busy, colorful life. From her house in Port Hadlock, which is painted a nonshrinking shade of blue-violet, she commutes to two… Continue reading

Quileute Days a chance to see tribe’s traditions

LAPUSH -- A host of tribal traditions will be showcased when Quileute Days makes its annual run July 16-18. The tribe hopes that locals and… Continue reading

PENINSULA WOMAN: She has a passion for lavender purple

When Kelly Jo Hill and her then-fiance, Randy Hill, moved to Sequim eight years ago from the Tri-Cities area, they found a home situated between… Continue reading

Forks does Fourth of July the old-fashioned way

FORKS -- The decades-long traditions of the Forks Old Fashioned Fourth of July will make for a party atmosphere this weekend. Mark Soderlind, president of… Continue reading

Concerts on the Dock summer series begins tonight in Port Townsend

PORT TOWNSEND -- The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce begins its summer series of outdoor Concerts on the Dock tonight with a performance by Tim… Continue reading

Fans flock to ‘Eclipse’ screening in fictional home of ‘Twilight’

Port Angeles' Lincoln Theater was invaded by an army of "Twilight" fans late Tuesday night who were preparing for the release of the third installment… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Let freedom and live music ring this weekend

THIS IS THE weekend when we hear booms and bangs and see fiery sparkles fall from the sky. Happy birthday, America! Because we live in… Continue reading

Port Angeles dog groomer collects clippings in hopes of helping Gulf oil cleanup

Dog groomer Bridget Edgington feels she has found a way to combine her love of dogs with her desire to help with the huge oil… Continue reading

Port Townsend nightspot brings big-city acts to town

The Upstage Theater and Restaurant in Port Townsend is not a typical small-town nightclub, especially this weekend. The club, located at 923 Washington St. in… Continue reading

PENINSULA WOMAN: How her lung cancer became ‘best thing that could have happened’

Carole Snyder-Raugust sent the most important thank you note of her life recently. It began: "Dr. Koehler: You may not remember me, but we will… Continue reading

Full slate of events for Peninsula this weekend

A protest of offshore drilling -- demonstrations planned in Port Angeles, Sequim and Port Townsend -- and a variety of benefits, hikes, concerts and education… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Live music goes solo, big band and in-between

FROM SOLO PERFORMANCES to big bands, we have the live music scene covered on the Peninsula with a venue hosting your favorite music. Read on:… Continue reading

Jazz in the Olympics will be back thanks to a familiar face

PORT ANGELES -- Gary Sorenson couldn't stand to see his beloved Jazz in the Olympics Festival go down the drain, so he has stepped back… Continue reading

PENINSULA WOMAN: Nursing program completion puts her on career path

Linda Hofer joined an elite group June 12, one that required years of personal sacrifice, late nights and more than a few blood pressure readings… Continue reading

Fly-in, fundraisers highlight Peninsula events

A fly-in at Forks, a benefit fundraiser for Jefferson County trails, work parties and educational events are among the events planned on the North Olympic… Continue reading

PENINSULA SPOTLIGHT: Outdoor art display opens this weekend in Port Angeles (**Gallery**)

While sunlight filters through newly leafed out alders in Webster's Woods Art Park, artist Deanna Pindell and her crew lay a thick rope of net-covered… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Old, new in live music this week

A resurrected band, a festival under new/old sponsorship, a fond farewell and a new photo are all part of the music news this week. After… Continue reading

PENINSULA WOMAN: Storyteller weaves worlds with her words

She shines on stage as a storyteller, is a whiz at organizing storytelling festivals and teaches classes on the subject, but don't expect Cherie Trebon… Continue reading