‘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

Port Townsend author to read excerpt from latest work at Port Angeles event

PORT ANGELES — Author Elizabeth Ann Scarborough of Port Townsend will make a rare public appearance Tuesday — to read from her latest novel about… Continue reading

PENINSULA WOMAN: Belly dancer is a truck driver, too

PORT ANGELES — This spring, Jovi Deede is immersed in two vocations that have surprised, even baffled, her family. Bellydancing and truck-driving. About both, “They… Continue reading

Nash Huber’s latest award named for kindred spirit

SEQUIM — Nash Huber calls himself the “local, radical hippie” and “odd guy out.” And for years — throughout the 1980s at least — his… Continue reading

Celebrate spring on Olympic Peninsula amid nature, art, music

PORT ANGELES — Prepare to frolic through your woods and meadow. The Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, with its surrounding Webster's Woods Art Park, belongs… Continue reading

Night of fun at Sequim sports bar to benefit young women, Mujeres de Maiz scholarships

SEQUIM — A chance to dance, play pool and darts, and otherwise enjoy a night at the Oasis comes Friday, as Danni Lowe of Sequim… Continue reading

PENINSULA SPOTLIGHT: Springfest Talent Show lets local performers share gifts

PORT ANGELES — The first-ever Juan de Fuca Festival Springfest Talent Show is a Saturday night celebration to warm people up for another celebration four… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Dine, drink, dance in style this week on Olympic Peninsula

ARE YOU READY for a royal week? You don't have to be British to appreciate royal treatment. Check out the following venues where you may… Continue reading

Port Angeles filmmaker retells Poe’s ‘Tell-Tale Heart’

PORT ANGELES — Sarah Tucker remembers reading “The Tell-Tale Heart,” Edgar Allan Poe’s psycho-thriller short story, when she was a girl. The 168-year-old story, about… Continue reading

Author who extends story of Huck Finn to appear in Port Angeles, Port Townsend

Sadie Watson’s love story grabs hold of the listener, literary critics say. Like a hand reaching out of the past, her telling clasps the heart… Continue reading

B&B tour to benefit Port Angeles Symphony

PORT ANGELES — Seven inns. Eleven chocolate makers. It looks to be a memorable day for the Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra. The symphony's Music and… Continue reading

PENINSULA WOMAN: Prolific Port Townsend artist, writer Rikki Ducornet explores transformation

PORT TOWNSEND ­— Rikki Ducornet is the daughter of a Cuban father and a Russian-Jewish mother ­— “a whole minestrone,” she calls her ethnic makeup… Continue reading

Port Angeles’ public Victory Garden taking shape

PORT ANGELES — On Earth Day this Friday, you can dip your hands into the earth itself, while building both community and a fence. Port… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Dance, dance, dance on Peninsula

IT'S BEGINNING TO look like spring, if it would just feel like spring. You don't have to wait for it to warm up. All you… Continue reading

KAREN GRIFFITHS’ HORSEPLAY COLUMN: Peninsula volunteers’ work keeps trails usable

DO YOU GET it? Do you get our trails are a valuable commodity to our local economy? Do you understand without the help of local… Continue reading

Port Angeles poetry slam to be a contest, ‘display of guts’

PORT ANGELES — Given the opportunity to recite a poem in front of his peers — plus lots of parents and the public — sixth-grader… Continue reading