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JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Dress up and dance to keep goblins away

THE DAYS ARE dark and dreary and downright ghoulish, so don a costume, pick your party and dance, dance, dance, or the goblins will get… Continue reading

Halloween screaming starts tonight at Port Angeles High School

PORT ANGELES -- Spooky festivities begin in earnest tonight with "Boo! Thirteen Scenes from Halloween" in the Port Angeles High School auditorium at 304 E.… Continue reading

PENINSULA WOMAN: Behind the Mujeres de Maiz and its work in Mexico

CARLSBORG -- She started with an idea, plus six women. And then Judith Pasco, then a Spanish teacher at Sequim High School, gathered up her… Continue reading

History center to host family jamboree in Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES -- A "Genealogy Boot Camp" seminar, "Got Canooks, eh? Searching for Canadian Ancestors," "Preserving Your Family Treasures" -- these are a few of… Continue reading

PENINSULA SPOTLIGHT: It take four to Quartango; noted group to perform in Port Ludlow

MONTREAL, Quebec -- To Quartango's first Olympic Peninsula concert, Rene Gosselin suggests bringing a handkerchief. That's because tango music, in all its drama, has a… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Loss of friend is reminder to appreciate talents

THE GREATER PENINSULA community lost a caring, compassionate friend and musician with the heroic, tragic death of Bob Boardman last Saturday on Klahhane Ridge. Bob… Continue reading

Man killed by goat in Olympic National Park was experienced hiker

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK -- Bob Boardman of Port Angeles, a devoted hiker, diabetes nurse and musician, was killed by a mountain goat on Klahhane Ridge… Continue reading

PENINSULA WOMAN: Getting her (and her students’) groove on

PORT ANGELES -- Sounds like there's a party going on, what with the chatter and quick bursts of laughter. It's just an odd place and… Continue reading

PENINSULA SPOTLIGHT: Tales of oh! at Forest Storytelling Festival

This weekend-long party is not what you think. The Forest Storytelling Festival, aka the 16th annual gathering of entertainers from across the nation, is no… Continue reading

‘Casablanca’ coming to Sequim Elks Club for FM station fundraiser

SEQUIM -- A live version of "Casablanca" is coming to the Sequim Elks Club, courtesy of a pair of sweethearts. "Think of Rick's Cafe Americain,"… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Weather cools, but music scene is hot

WITH THE COOLER fall weather, we seek more indoor than outdoor entertainment, and here on the Peninsula, that includes a lot of live music. Whether… Continue reading

PENINSULA WOMAN: Moriarty gathers grants to keep marine life center afloat

PORT ANGELES -- Deborah Moriarty lives in an ecosystem of diverse organisms: federal grant-makers, fourth- and fifth-graders, and this weekend, Crab & Seafood Festival-goers. Her… Continue reading

10-10-10: Goal to plant 350 trees by this Sunday

Pat Milliren, a member of a small, interfaith group called the North Olympic Creation Care Alliance, heard recently about something called the Global Work Party.… Continue reading

PENINSULA SPOTLIGHT: ‘Here’s to the Ladies!’ opens tonight at Key City Playhouse

PORT TOWNSEND -- Baby, I'm cookin' with gas. Oh, I'm a gumdrop, A sweet lollipop, A brook trout right out of the brook, And what's… Continue reading

‘Step Up to Plate for Kids’ raises funds for parenting programs

SEQUIM -- Parenting Matters founder Cynthia Martin and Sequim mother Nicole Brewer offer a twofold reason to come to the Sequim unit of the Boys… Continue reading

Cabinet of Wonders art-lovers’ celebration in Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES -- Soft, aromatic German-style pretzels, an aerobatic plane ride over the Olympic Peninsula, kimonos and at least one tuxedo: All are part of… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Crab festival helps fill Peninsula platter

THIS WEEK THERE is live music all over the Peninsula, but in Port Angeles, it may be little crabby. Port Angeles • The ninth annual… Continue reading

‘Enjoy your normal days’: Cancer survivor tells story at Mad Hatter’s Tea in Sequim

SEQUIM -- There was one day in the midst of chemotherapy that turned out to be one of the sweetest -- and funniest -- of… Continue reading

PENINSULA WOMAN: Longtime Makah judge serves with empathy

NEAH BAY -- Emma Dulik's empathy is as abundant as her life experience. As a judge in the Makah Tribal Court, she uses both. And… Continue reading

Pictures, histories of Dungeness Valley barns offered today

PORT ANGELES -- They were authentic before "authentic" was in. The barns of Dungeness Valley -- the big, the medium-size, the falling-down -- have long… Continue reading