Life

KAREN GRIFFITHS’ HORSEPLAY COLUMN: Horse seminars set Saturday in Sequim

WHEN IT COMES to animal rescue, good intentions often are not enough. It requires knowledge of the animal's needs, an honest assessment of your own… Continue reading

Songwriter from Sequim releases single, moves to California

LONG BEACH, Calif. — As much as Wesley Stromberg, 17, enjoyed growing up in Sequim, the town wasn’t quite the music-industry hotbed he needed to… Continue reading

Patty Duke tells Peninsula audience of her life balancing fame with mental illness

PORT ANGELES ­— Patty Duke, Academy Award-winning actress, longtime sufferer of manic depression and advocate for people with mental illness, started her address at the… Continue reading

PENINSULA WOMAN: She’s taking love of shooting to 2016 Olympics

PORT ANGELES — Jaiden Grinnell, 19, likes the way her father describes her life. Good-naturedly, Kurt Grinnell recently told her: “You’re doing things backwards. You’re… Continue reading

Creativity flows through wearable art in Kinetic Skulpture Race

PORT TOWNSEND — Teenage fashion designer Hana McAdam touts tonight's festivities as something like the Kinetic Skulpture Race, that famed October event that flows through… Continue reading

PENINSULA SPOTLIGHT: Country music star Messina to perform at 7 Cedars Casino

BLYN — She’s sold more than 5 million albums, had nine No. 1 singles and, during the extended process of making her latest CDs, the… Continue reading

Potluck author writes about finding community

PORT ANGELES — As Ana Maria Spagna wrote her book, Potluck: Community on the Edge of Wilderness, she thought of it just as a bunch… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Peninsula music scene growing

THE LIVE MUSIC scene is getting bigger and wider in scope. We have the Irrigation Festival, Art Rock, the farmers market and community dance events… Continue reading

New poetry book by ex-Port Angeles teacher tells of Northwest

PORT ANGELES — Rust Fish, Maya Jewell Zeller’s new book, reveals the Northwest as a “land of verdant sensuality,” said poet Jonathan Johnson. The collection,… Continue reading

Organic farms: While statewide total falls, a ray of sunshine beams on Clallam, Jefferson

Washington state’s organic-farming picture dimmed some last year, but some farmers in Clallam and Jefferson counties are enjoying a ray of sunshine — in terms… Continue reading

PENINSULA WOMAN: Fusings busy life as fitness instructor, mother and wife

JOYCE — Mikki and Maizie Reidel agree: We have a very loud family. They’re loud and they know how to work and play hard. Mikki,… Continue reading

PENINSULA SPOTLIGHT: Barrage to bring energetic style to Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES — A lot of virtual hooting and hollering goes on around Barrage’s YouTube.com presence. “I LOOOVE Barrage. They came to my school. And… Continue reading

Art in Bloom open for one weekend

PORT ANGELES — There was one time when Bernice Cook took a vacuum-cleaner attachment and put a large piece of rhododendron in it. That was… Continue reading

Images of motherhood exhibited at Fort Worden State Park

PORT TOWNSEND — A Canadian artist is displaying a series of multimedia portraits of motherhood at Fort Worden State Park in an unconventional celebration of… Continue reading

‘Bat Boy’ musical flies into Port Townsend on Friday

PORT TOWNSEND — “Bat Boy,” the musical about to overtake the stage at Port Townsend High School, can be summed up with the phrase “and… Continue reading

‘The Selfish Giant’ story of redemption at Crescent High School

JOYCE — A band of city kids discover a beautiful house, with an equally lovely garden, in the middle of their concrete-and-broken-glass environment. But then… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Get out for Cinco de Mayo, Mother’s Day on Peninsula

SEÑORES, SEÑORAS AND señoritas, it's Cinco de Mayo with events tonight and live music all through the week. Mamma mia! Sunday is Mother's Day. How… Continue reading

KAREN GRIFFITHS’ HORSEPLAY COLUMN: Sequim Equestrian Team makes history

PROUD, ENCOURAGING, SUPPORTIVE — these were the words entering my mind Sunday as I watched Sequim Equestrian Team coach Terri Winters take the team members… Continue reading

Singer-pianist, 13, wins right to Juan de Fuca Festival stage appearance

PORT ANGELES — Elise Beuke had never played a grand piano before. But faced with the instrument Saturday night at the first-ever Springfest Talent Show,… Continue reading

Centrum plans summer of music in Port Townsend

PORT TOWNSEND — Centrum is bringing a packed season of festivals, conferences and concerts back to Fort Worden State Park this summer: beloved bluesman Taj… Continue reading