Diane Urbani de la Paz

Young Artist Competitions set for Saturday in Port Angeles

The music of Vivaldi, Bach and Lalo, plus Severn’s “Polish Dance,” Tomaso Vitali’s “Chaconne” and Fritz Kreisler’s “La Gitana” will come alive… Continue reading

 

Port Townsend serves as setting for novel

Lust, opium, perilous cross-dressing, smuggling between Port Townsend and Victoria: Katrina Carrasco’s debut novel pulses with these. “The Best Bad Things,” set… Continue reading

 

Home Fund, college make the difference for Port Townsend man

David Burroughs loves Romani — aka Gypsy — music. He is, in fact, his own kind of gypsy. As a young man… Continue reading

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: A challenge for the new year, or any old time

“I’M EXCITED FOR 2019,” Kristin told me. In my fatigued state, I want some of that. Kristin Halberg of the Dream Hatchery (TheDreamHatchery.com) first got… Continue reading

With Home Fund help, youngster begins to hear

One bright Sunday in November, Nina Jones took the day off to have a little party. It was her daughter Sarah’s 4th… Continue reading

Keeping warm while starting fresh: Sequim couple receives Peninsula Home Fund help

Here in the Dungeness Valley, Michelle and John Bonifazio found the life they were looking for. They had met and married in Southern… Continue reading

Home Fund helps senior with repairs

Wearing an impish smile, Carol Curtis will tell you: “I lived a semi-wild… Continue reading

Hi-Jinx: an ‘outrageous’ Christmas package

The show is irreverent and reverent. It’s sweet. It’s tart. And you have to hear the songs to believe and sing along… Continue reading

’Magical’ twice at Key City Playhouse: tickets on sale now for New Year’s Eve show

She’s been a female incarnation of Scrooge for weeks. And Vickie Daignault, a nationally-known actor recently alighted at the Key City Playhouse,… Continue reading

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WE LIVE IN various kinds of families. Parents and siblings, yes, but our circles of friends and workmates form families, too. For Mary Hogan, her… Continue reading

Alexis Haire lives in the Port Angeles home she built for herself and her daughters Maddie, 7, left, and Lily, 11. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/for Peninsula Daily News)

The Home Fund, the house and the connection: Help demonstrated that no one is alone

In Alexis Haire’s life, the support that came around is now going around. Haire, 31, lives in a spacious house she built… Continue reading

Alexis Haire lives in the Port Angeles home she built for herself and her daughters Maddie, 7, left, and Lily, 11. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/for Peninsula Daily News)
(Diane Urbani de la Paz/for Peninsula Daily News)
                                Marie Sewell of Port Townsend makes afghans — such as this one with Seahawks colors — to give away.

Christmas meal saved by Home Fund help

When you walk into your kitchen to create the big holiday meal, you can take one thing for granted: the ground beneath… Continue reading

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                                Marie Sewell of Port Townsend makes afghans — such as this one with Seahawks colors — to give away.

A reason to smile: Home Fund helps dental clinic see more patients

When the man in the charcoal-gray scrubs smiles and says, “I’m Joe,” you know you’re not in the average dental office. People… Continue reading

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Port Angeles nurse can ‘go anywhere’

“I’LL GO ANYWHERE,” she told me. Marilyn Perkins is a recovery nurse, there when a child awakens after major surgery. In hospitals from El Salvador… Continue reading

Trina Sloan recently adopted a kitten for her little boy — and for herself.
                                (Diane Urbani de la Paz/for Peninsula Daily News)
Trina Sloan recently adopted a kitten for her little boy — and for herself.
                                (Diane Urbani de la Paz/for Peninsula Daily News)

Local dancers, guests shine in ‘Nutcracker’ this weekend

Now, a leap forward. For the first time, local Ballet Workshop dancers are stepping into key roles in “The Nutcracker,” which will… Continue reading

‘Pasajera’ alights in Port Townsend for two performances

If flamenco dance, song and guitar are siblings, their grandparents are Gypsies, Jews, Arabs, Spanish Andalusians and Africans. They were travelers, people… Continue reading

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                                Jack Hopkins has begun a new life at Highland Commons in Port Angeles.

Home Fund gives Forks man a home

Jack Hopkins didn’t see this good thing coming. An Army veteran, a… Continue reading

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                                Jack Hopkins has begun a new life at Highland Commons in Port Angeles.

‘This Christmas’ is … different

Leah feels like she hasn’t seen her handsome young husband in weeks. Mark works 12-hour days and spends nights writing his book.… Continue reading