PA Victory Garden a community plot; ground to be broken on Martin Luther King Jr. Day

PORT ANGELES ­-- Any way you slice this vegetable garden, it's good nourishment. That's how Richard Bonine, Port Angeles' recreation manager, thinks of the new… Continue reading

PENINSULA SPOTLIGHT: Unusual troupe performs in Port Townsend this weekend

PORT TOWNSEND -- The accordion man was once an opera singer in Delaware; one of the women used to play for Cirque du Soleil, that… Continue reading

Peninsula residents make trek to Seattle to see Picasso’s work

SEATTLE -- "La Celestina," a woman from his Blue Period, arrests you right at the start. Then you join the river of people flowing through… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC: Who’s playing on the North Olympic Peninsula?

WITH THE HOLIDAYS and all the bowl games behind us (Go Seahawks!), the live music scene is once again gearing up for a banner year.… Continue reading

Sequim, Port Angeles women raise money for Mexico center

SEQUIM -- A small band of women in Sequim and Port Angeles share one desire with a women's cooperative in rural Chiapas, Mexico. They want… Continue reading

PENINSULA WOMAN: Mom uses worry over son’s football injury to help other parents

Jean Rickerson and her 17-year-old son, Drew, have proven themselves to be a tough pair. Rickerson has faced some of the scariest things that can… Continue reading

PENINSULA SPOTLIGHT: Two sides of health shown in Port Angeles art exhibit

PORT ANGELES -- Prepare to be startled, provoked and then healed. Jake Seniuk and Bryn Barnard are collaborators hoping for such reactions to "Outbreak," the… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC: It’s a new year (after New Year’s)

THE PAPER HATS and tiaras have been put away, noisemakers are silent, balloons have been popped, and the streamers and confetti have been swept away.… Continue reading

Port Townsend teens take their songs on the road

PORT TOWNSEND -- You've probably heard all about the "Glee" TV show ­-- and while that fiction is well and good, glee PT is the… Continue reading

PENINSULA WOMAN: She promotes Neah Bay through photographs, work for Makah tribe

This is a rare place with its own identity. As small towns across the country become ever more homogenized, Neah Bay stands apart, remote and… Continue reading

PENINSULA SPOTLIGHT: Port Angeles-bred, world-traveled duo home for free concert

PORT ANGELES -- It should be a romantic afternoon. Sweetly comic, even. The Bottom Line Duo, a pair who met at Port Angeles High School… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Midnight madness, moderation can mix for New Year’s

THE BIGGEST PARTY night of the year is upon us. It's New Year's Eve 2010, with early events as well as midnight madness. Party on,… Continue reading

PENINSULA WOMAN: Permanent-makeup artist gives women — and men — fresh starts

Tonni Mansfield understands what it means to begin again -- and how a slim line of definition here, a blush of color there, can make… Continue reading

Volunteer Hospice in Clallam faces $280,000 deficit

PORT ANGELES -- Soon after she moved here, Sue Hynes crossed paths with the woman in whose footsteps she would follow -- into a job… Continue reading

The real ideal Santa: 40 years in the red suit give him insight into children

PORT ANGELES -- As he turns 40, Santa Claus is noticing what's different this year, alongside what is the same as forever. Wait. Forty? Santa?… Continue reading

PENINSULA SPOTLIGHT: Handel with Care benefits Sequim aid agency

SEQUIM -- You see the word "joy" a lot during December. This Wednesday night, you can count on hearing what it sounds like, expressed to… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Need a gift? Then give a night out

AS WE ENTER the Christmas weekend, fill your heart and soul with the spirit of Christmas with carols and songs of the season. Need a… Continue reading

Port Angeles social worker’s grief inspires free one-on-one support

PORT ANGELES -- When Julie Andrew's husband, Paul, took his own life in June 2002, she and her three children descended into a well of… Continue reading

Sun ‘dance’ slated for the solstice in Port Townsend

PORT TOWNSEND -- At this "dance," there will be oranges for peeling, for eating and for filling the room with fragrance. And since this is… Continue reading

Turning beach litter into art: Photographer displays work at Port Angeles coffeehouse (***GALLERY***)

PORT ANGELES -- Shotgun shells. A Santa Claus hat. Boatloads of bottles and caps, and too many unmentionables. Rob Casey, an avid traveler of Olympic… Continue reading