Olympic Dixielanders perform for donations to send students to jazz camp

PORT ANGELES -- The Olympic Dixielanders want to entice everyone to sing to their tunes. The Olympic Dixielanders -- the youth band division of Jazz… Continue reading

Historic Cape Flattery lighthouse to be turned over to Makah; no timeline set

NEAH BAY -- It's been many years since the Cape Flattery lighthouse at Tatoosh Island, the northwesternmost point in the Lower 48, needed to be… Continue reading

SPOTLIGHT: Bach begins season of chamber, symphony in Port Angeles and Sequim

A lot of Bach and a bit of Schubert is on the bill for dual Port Angeles Symphony Chamber Orchestra concerts this weekend. The orchestra… Continue reading

SPOTLIGHT: National storytellers join locals for Port Angeles festival

PORT ANGELES -- Her name might not be a household world, but Connie Regan-Blake is a rock star in the world of story ­telling. And… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON COLUMN: What’s shakin’ at Peninsula music venues?

WEATHER FORECASTERS SAY WE are in for a week or more of rain, but don't let that dampen your enthusiasm for indoor fun and recreation.… Continue reading

‘Twilight’ dream come true: English teen wins contest to visit land of Edward and Bella

FORKS -- Megan Evans, 16, of Birmingham, England, won a vacation of her dreams -- to Forks. The free tour of Seattle, Port Angeles and… Continue reading

CBS story on Peninsula music man woos anonymous donor

CHIMACUM -- For the past few years, Andy Mackie has had a worry in the back of his mind. When his health no longer allows… Continue reading

Eighth crab festival appears to claw its way to top

PORT ANGELES -- The eighth annual Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival was such a hit, organizers ordered an extra 500 pounds of crab to serve… Continue reading

Family fetes first anniversary of stirring Sol Duc birth

OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK -- A year ago Sunday, a dramatic birthday could have been cause for tragedy, but the quick actions of several staff members… Continue reading

3 Peninsula women to sing with Broadway revue tonight

PORT ANGELES -- The season-opening concert of the Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts tonight will have a hometown flavor, as three local women… Continue reading

Artists open studios for tour this weekend

PORT TOWNSEND -- While most people experience art as a sleek product displayed in a gallery, polished and perfectly lit, there is a lengthy process… Continue reading

Crabs clawing way into Port Angeles for weekend festival

PORT ANGELES -- The weekend is all about grabbing a crab. The eighth annual Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival will host a variety of activities… Continue reading

DIANA SOMERVILLE COLUMN: Always a good time to plant a tree

"YOU SHOULD PLANT a tree for every year you're alive," my grandfather told me. "It's a way to say thanks to the Earth." Autumn was… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON ON LIVE MUSIC: Warm up on dance floors on these chilly nights

YESSEREE BOB, MARY, Dick and Harry, the nights are getting more than just cooler, they are gettin' down right cold. Frost will be on the… Continue reading

Acclaimed Port Angeles author Tess Gallagher reflects on recent past, looks to future.

PORT ANGELES -- At 66, Port Angeles-born writer Tess Gallagher has found the measure of her courage. It took a battle with breast cancer to… Continue reading

Forks Heritage Days includes carving pumpkins with chain saws, saying farewell to old school

FORKS -- A chain saw carving contest -- with a twist -- will be among the events at Forks Heritage Days on Saturday. Instead of… Continue reading

Quileute plan gathering place for art, culture

LAPUSH -- Plans to expand the Oceanside Resort into a artistic and cultural gathering place await the Quileute Tribal Council's approval, tribal executive director Bill… Continue reading

TV program to show that Quileute don’t actually have ‘Twilight’ werewolves

LAPUSH -- Werewolves are not part of the cultural tradition of the Quileute, and that point will be made on Reelzchannel-TV's "Twilight Weekly: Spotlight," which… Continue reading

JOHN NELSON’S LIVE MUSIC: Keeping the sounds alive this weekend

SIX YEARS DONE, so here we go on a seventh year of Keeping Live Music Alive and well on the Olympic Peninsula. Port Angeles nYou've… Continue reading

LIVE MUSIC: Six years of downbeats across the Peninsula

SINCE I BEGAN this column, I've seen live music venues go dark and others born to carry on the live music vibe. Likewise, bands have… Continue reading