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

Wide range of activities across Peninsula this weekend

A free movie, a display of military vehicles and a variety of benefits are among the events planned on the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend.… Continue reading

PENINSULA SPOTLIGHT: Unusual fundraisers for Port Angeles art event

PORT ANGELES -- The musical portion of the monthly Port Angeles Second Weekend Art Event boasts bands in two locations tonight, with Art Rock moving… Continue reading

Secret gardens revealed leaf by petal in Port Townsend Saturday

PORT TOWNSEND -- Some of the most beautiful gardens in Port Townsend will open their gates from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday for… Continue reading

THE MARTHA IRELAND COLUMN: Earth-friendliness wrapped in red tape

FOR EVERY SOLUTION, there's an objection. Wind energy seemed to be a likely solution to achieve renewable energy mandates imposed by voters in 2006. The… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC: Celebrations for birthdays, chili and finales

THIS WEEK'S LIVE music schedule includes several birthday celebrations, final appearances, a chili cook-off and more. So, get a group together and go out to… Continue reading

‘The Taste of Port Townsend’ adds wine, cider

PORT TOWNSEND -- Founded in 1991, "The Taste of Port Townsend," scheduled Thursday, has matured like fine wine, and that's exactly what's new this year:… Continue reading

Blue Dolphin shop to close in Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES -- After seven years of selling merchandise -- and sometimes sermonizing to customers -- Fraya and J.R. Johnson are closing their shop on… Continue reading

Sweets tax bitter pill for shops, customers

Children who take their carefully counted coins to the candy store are in for a shocking life lesson in finance -- they now have to… Continue reading

PENINSULA WOMAN: Port Townsend Sandy Diamond crosses artistic genres

At a diminutive 4 feet 7 inches tall, Sandy Diamond looms large in the North Olympic Peninsula arts and literature world. She is an accomplished… Continue reading

THE MARTHA IRELAND COLUMN: Always happy tails on the farm

FIVE YEARS LATER, I'm again looking for love on the Internet. On June 3, 2005, a listing led me to pay yet another visit… Continue reading

Lots of attractions, events on Peninsula this weekend

Visit Olympic National Park for free, learn about orcas or climate change, take the kids to a fair just for them, applaud Clallam County Historical… Continue reading

PENINSULA SPOTLIGHT: Blue Whole Gallery fetes birthday at First Friday Artwalk tonight

The cooperative Blue Whole Gallery has been showcasing art by local artists for 13 years this month, and that's cause for celebration. President Barb Boerigter… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC: June music scene bustin’ out all over

JUNE IS HERE and summer is just around the corner, albeit a very long corner, but you can still bring sunshine to your life by… Continue reading