PENINSULA SPOTLIGHT: Stirring up some blues

PORT TOWNSEND -- Fold the spices, the summer-sweet veggies and the succulent meat into a giant pot of stew, let it all blend, and you… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC: New venue, blues fest add to Peninsula scene

THIS WEEK WE have music from a new venue hosting a grand opening in Joyce, Centrum's Blues in the Clubs in Port Townsend and places… Continue reading

Art lovers can come to Port Angeles make their own as artists offer classes

PORT ANGELES -- You can swoop into town and buy a piece of art -- and Port Angeles will love you for it -- or… Continue reading

‘Lots of friends’ turn out for Corn Roast in hills above Port Angeles (**Gallery**)

PORT ANGELES -- Its name, you've got to admit, is deceiving: The Corn Roast, as in the 13th annual first-Sunday-in-August bash at Andrew May and… Continue reading

PENINSULA WOMAN: Growing (and selling) the good stuff

Catch sight of the young woman surrounded by a riot of fresh color, and you might think she's purely the front-line salesperson. And when she… Continue reading

PENINSULA SPOTLIGHT: Centrum series to feature Rene Marie, other jazz luminaries

PORT TOWNSEND -- Jazz singer Rene Marie has crossed many rivers to reach this time and place. Like a life raft, her music carried her.… Continue reading

Annual Port Ludlow Days festival to feature food, art, fair

PORT LUDLOW -- Port Ludlow Days, a three-day community festival, begins today at and around the Resort at Port Ludlow and runs through Saturday and… Continue reading

Inaugural Music on the Meadow for North Olympic Land Trust is tonight

PORT ANGELES -- Kory Nagler and his band the Good Boys are making an appearance at what Nagler calls "a perfect venue" tonight. The place… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Peninsula acts add to summer fun

THE SUMMER HEAT wave rolls along, just as live music keeps the North Olympic Peninsula entertainment scene hot. Here's the lineup: Port Angeles • Today… Continue reading

Port Angeles bookseller leaves to run recovery organization

PORT ANGELES -- Some 40 years after starting a new life on the Olympic Peninsula, Mr. Odyssey is beginning again. Craig Whalley, who bought and… Continue reading

PENINSULA WOMAN: Sequim artist celebrates the cedar

LOST MOUNTAIN -- It's not easy to get Marlien Hennen to talk about her life. But catch sight of her -- joyous smile, girlish frame,… Continue reading

Renaissance celebrates four years in Port Angeles

PORT ANGELES -- Let us go straight to the point. New dark chocolate bars, local hard cider, Raspberry Bliss. They're all happening this weekend during… Continue reading

PENINSULA SPOTLIGHT: ‘Oklahoma!’ mixes small-town romance, drama, song

Charisa Silliman owns it right up front: She's hot-headed, she's impulsive, and she's a lot like the love-struck woman in "Oklahoma!" Silliman is the leading… Continue reading

Class to create felt vests is on Saturday in Sequim

SEQUIM -- The next event at the Center of Infinite Reflections features a professional sheep-shearer and fiber artist, plus up to 30 people creating one-of-a-kind… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON ON LIVE MUSIC: Soothe your soul with live music

ANOTHER WEEKEND OF music on the North Olympic Peninsula is sure to soothe your soul. And, you can get all the info right here. Read… Continue reading

Sequim Lavender Festival: Flocks wander through fields, fair through today (***Gallery***)

SEQUIM -- A dab of lavender oil on each temple erases a headache -- "there's nothing better," said Keren Berry, a Lavender Festival-goer from Seattle.… Continue reading

PENINSULA WOMAN: Aikido practitioner promotes martial art for peace

Her black curly hair pulled back in a tight bun, Neilu Naini kneels, then bows deeply before a small vase of flowers and a framed… Continue reading

Quileute Days this weekend in LaPush

LAPUSH -- The annual three-day Quileute Days, which begins today, will focus on tribal culture, history and stories. Quileute tribal officials hope that locals and… Continue reading

Whole lotta lavender going on: Farm tours, free art and music focus of herbal celebration

SEQUIM -- This is a weekend to wander through the purple with lavender lovers from all over the globe. The Sequim Lavender Festival, one of… Continue reading

Largest ever Sequim Arts Studio Tour set

SEQUIM -- If you choose to visit the three artists at the Rock Hollow Farm this weekend, chances are good you'll hear laughter pouring out… Continue reading