Silver Gala to benefit Port Angeles Fine Arts Center; reservations due Friday

PORT ANGELES ­-- Elegant evening wear is "admired but not required" at the Silver Gala on Wednesday night, said Jake Seniuk, director of the Port… Continue reading

Olympic calendar: Twelve months of gratitude

SEQUIM -- Though photographer Ross Hamilton has lost most of his eyesight, he retains another type of vision. The places he loves most, places he… Continue reading

PENINSULA WOMAN: Author celebrates women in transformation

Beware of telling Pamela Hastings what you would go out and do, if you just had the nerve. "Do it!" she's likely to say, after… Continue reading

Restaurateur, recovered from assault, expands Port Angeles eatery with eye on American dream

PORT ANGELES -- In the face of a series of tests and one brutal crime, Jaime Bautista has constructed an American dream. Bautista, 40, is… Continue reading

Famed fiddler to play at contra dance in Port Angeles, concert in Port Townsend

PORT ANGELES -- This month's community contra dance -- an event open to newcomers -- features renowned fiddler Lisa Ornstein and guitarist Dan Compton playing… Continue reading

PENINSULA SPOTLIGHT: Key City to present ‘The Eight,’ other productions

PORT TOWNSEND -- "The Eight: Reindeer Monologues" is a comedy starring Santa's tiny reindeer, but it is not for little girls and boys. Bring your… Continue reading

Sequim chorus sings in Christmas season

SEQUIM -- Christmas rejoicing, via music old and brand-new, starts tonight and goes all weekend with the Sequim Christmas Chorus, a 70-voice choir of singers… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Give the gift of live music

NEED IDEAS FOR a gift for that special friend, dance partner or music lover on your list? I suggest you check out the following venues… Continue reading

Alaskan is first woman to finish inaugural Sequim Turkey Trot

SEQUIM -- A woman from Alaska sped to victory in this town's first Turkey Trot, the snowy, icy fundraiser held Thanksgiving morning. Lisa Preston, now… Continue reading

PENINSULA WOMAN: Interior designer reinvents space

PORT ANGELES -- "What you have," Kevin Tracy said one day to Trisa Chomica, "is a gift." Tracy, Chomica's husband, was marveling at her ability… Continue reading

Port Angeles Farmers Market to accept food stamps; grant also funds cooking classes, outreach

PORT ANGELES -- Call it the local-food divide: Many shoppers, believing prices are much higher at the Port Angeles Farmers Market than at the supermarket,… Continue reading

PENINSULA SPOTLIGHT: An up-and-coming bluegrass band releases recording tonight

PORT ANGELES -- It's short. Sharp. With some shock of the new in the traditional stew. The first CD from Abby Mae & the Homeschool… Continue reading

Nash’s display highlights food producers in expression of gratitude

SEQUIM -- In celebration of the local harvest that's filling Thanksgiving tables across the North Olympic Peninsula, Nash's Farm Store has a brightly colored display… Continue reading

Turkey Trot to be a wintry dash over river, through woods in Sequim

SEQUIM -- "The real gym is outside," Kristin LaMoure, owner of Sequim Gym, has been known to say. She will make good on that statement… Continue reading

Klallam teacher shares history with young professionals group

PORT ANGELES -- In a voice authoritative and gentle, Jamie Valadez gave the Peninsula Young Professionals Network the long view of the Elwha River dam… Continue reading

Librarian shares lust for good books at Port Angeles Library

PORT ANGELES -- Lust is the perfect word. And Nancy Pearl is full of it. She's loaded with lust for life, for reading and for… Continue reading

Feast from buffet of literary offerings at Reading for Hunger Relief tonight

PORT ANGELES -- It's a double harvest tonight of nourishment for our bodies and food for our souls. The annual Reading for Hunger Relief, a… Continue reading

PENINSULA SPOTLIGHT: Port Angeles Community Players sing out in ‘ Meet Me in St. Louis’

PORT ANGELES -- It's about time we took two hours out to laugh together. So believe the cast and crew of "Meet Me in St.… Continue reading

PENINSULA WOMAN: Reaching out with her paintings

SEQUIM -- "Come upstairs," says the impish hostess, "and you will understand my paintings." A trip to the loft belonging to Ryoko Toyama and her… Continue reading

Local businesses, residents invited to join Kiwanis Camp fundraisers

PORT ANGELES -- For the first time, sculptor and arts promoter Bob Stokes is hosting a pair of auctions to raise money for one of… Continue reading