Giving a warm welcome: Centrum names scholarship program for Port Townsend’s Vander Ven

She says she's not a writer and has "no artistic ability," but Carla Vander Ven, 49, has her name on a new scholarship program at… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: More venues coming; lots to do in meantime

AS WE ENTER the first weekend of March with spring just around the corner, the live music scene is healthy and getting stronger with two… Continue reading

Wayward cat happy to be home; has microchip to thank

PORT ANGELES -- Marie Isabel is one lucky cat, and her owner, Dorothy Hopkins is one happy lady. Marie Isabel is back home after a… Continue reading

Two Port Angeles firefighters to return to Haiti with contractor who adds his expertise

PORT ANGELES -- Two of the five Port Angeles firefighters who went to Haiti on a medical relief mission in late January are packing for… Continue reading

ACT LOCALLY: Farmers give insight on ‘menu for the future’

"FOR ME, IT was the black beans," said Robin Mills. She, her husband and daughters ages 2 and 4, eat them often. "The kitchen's not… Continue reading

Adventuress undergoes major restoration project

11But it's high time the grand dame of the sea had a face-lift. The 133-foot Adventuress, built in 1913 and now owned by the nonprofit… Continue reading

There’s lots to do on the Peninsula this weekend

Learning about whales, enjoying a five-course winemakers' dinner, a driftwood art show, benefits and other activities are offered on the North Olympic Peninsula this weekend.… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Sports deluge creates need to boogie

ARE YOU ON sports overload yet? What with the Super Bowl ending the football season and NASCAR revving up its season, with baseball just around… Continue reading

Environmental education group seeks memories from residents of the Strait

PORT ANGELES -- From Cape Flattery to Point Wilson, the Strait of Juan de Fuca holds many stories, and one group wants to gather those… Continue reading

Port Angeles Downtown Association leads parade to ‘Fat Tuesday’ fete on Saturday

PORT ANGELES -- The bon temps, or "good times," will roll in Port Angeles on Saturday, as the Port Angeles Downtown Association leads a Mardi… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Long weekend offers much live music

THE SUPER BOWL is behind us, but another big weekend is before us with Valentine's Day on Sunday and Presidents Day on Monday. (I hope… Continue reading

Haitian native’s meals raise $5,000 for earthquake relief

PORT ANGELES -- Who says one person can't make a difference? A daylong fundraising dinner Monday, the brainchild of Haitian native Dieula Marie Fromm, raised… Continue reading

Haitian to cook for fundraising dinner

PORT ANGELES ­-- While much of the world has watched the devastation of the Jan. 12 Haitian earthquake with a detached sense of compassion, for… Continue reading

Port Angeles firefighters return from ‘amazing’ mission to Haiti

PORT ANGELES -- They are tired and still a little sick, but the five Port Angeles firefighters who returned last week from Haiti also are… Continue reading

Red Wine and Chocolate Tour weekends set

Six North Olympic Peninsula wineries will host the annual Red Wine and Chocolate Tour from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and on… Continue reading

Doll show, lectures, dances highlight alternatives on Super Bowl weekend

For alternatives to Sunday's Super Bowl -- or for entertainment before or after the game or tonight and Saturday -- North Olympic Peninsula groups offer… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC COLUMN: Take time for live music and dancing

JANUARY HAS GONE by already and we are heading into the first week of February, which will go by even faster than January. Slow down… Continue reading

Sequim couple climb peaks of life together

SEQUIM -- Like many a bride, Evelyn Buckley had no idea what she was getting into. But she and Tom Campbell, who met when they… Continue reading

KAREN GRIFFITHS’ HORSEPLAY COLUMN: Best-laid plans of horses, men go astray

TIME AND AGAIN, the best laid plans of horses and men go astray. I thought I'd done a great job of planning for both my… Continue reading

Port Townsend citizen and business leaders of the year honored

PORT TOWNSEND -- The food bank manager and the owners of two businesses were selected as 2009 Port Townsend Citizen and Business Leaders of the… Continue reading