Diane Urbani de la Paz

Paint the Peninsula festival to open Monday

Just standing in the summer sunlight is a gift. There’s more: the fragrance of fir trees, the song of the birds, the… Continue reading

Paint the Peninsula workshops open for registration

Yong Hong Zhong, a Chinese-born artist who immigrated to the United States at age 12, went on to draw for MTV Animation… Continue reading

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: New parents at ages 63 and 77

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been updated to correct the vows Jean Stratton took in Zen Buddhism. JEAN STRATTON SMILES the sun-bright smile of a… Continue reading

Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ to romp through Webster’s Woods

In a comedy spiced with piquant lines, here’s one the actor Josh Sutcliffe relishes especially. “Man is a giddy thing,” he gets… Continue reading

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: More in common than different with these couples

AS I SET out to interview interracial spouses, I expected disheartening stories about family rifts and struggle for acceptance. And frankly, I dreaded asking uncomfortable… Continue reading

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Best of humanity in action in two local books

and the wave lifts and sweeps you forward. Time? Space? Limits? Gone. Summer’s… Continue reading

‘Murder Ballad’ tale of the bartender, the poet and the woman torn

Here’s a woman who wants both the hot sun and the wide blue sky. Sara, she of the leather jacket and soft… Continue reading

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: A breath of respite with Raymond Carver

THIS PAST MONTH has been rough on the heart. Reading my newspaper and, OK, my Facebook feed, I feel pain around my chest. But hold… Continue reading

WEEKEND REWIND: Former Upstage owner now booking music at Studio Bob in Port Angeles, a venue where changes are adding up

PORT ANGELES — Pretty soon, downtown will have the blues. But no, this is not another story about vacant storefronts and wintertime. It is about… Continue reading

WEEKEND: Comedy, drama and ‘Third Wheel’ in Sequim High’s ‘What Is Love?’

NOTE: “Today” and “tonight” refer to Friday, Jan. 29. SEQUIM — Once I was a selfish fool Who never understood Never looked inside myself But… Continue reading

WEEKEND: Festival concert at Fort Worden to come into tune this Sunday

PORT TOWNSEND — Beethoven, Dvorak and Shostakovich are coming to Fort Worden State Park this Sunday afternoon, all in the hands of the acclaimed Amelia… Continue reading

WEEKEND: Lowest Pair to alight at Coyle community center this Sunday

COYLE — High-lonesome harmonies and music from “The Sacred Heart Sessions”: both are promised this Sunday as Kendl Winter and Palmer T. Lee, the duo… Continue reading

Pair of poets to give reading at Port Townsend’s Northwind Arts Center on Thursday

PORT TOWNSEND — The founder of the Cascadia Poetry Festival is coming for a joint reading at the Northwind Arts Center, 701 Water St., this… Continue reading

WEEKEND: Comedy, drama and ‘Third Wheel’ in Sequim High’s ‘What Is Love?’

NOTE: “Today” and “tonight” refer to Friday, Jan. 29. SEQUIM — Once I was a selfish fool Who never understood Never looked inside myself But… Continue reading

WEEKEND: Festival concert at Fort Worden to come into tune this Sunday

PORT TOWNSEND — Beethoven, Dvorak and Shostakovich are coming to Fort Worden State Park this Sunday afternoon, all in the hands of the acclaimed Amelia… Continue reading

WEEKEND: Lowest Pair to alight at Coyle community center this Sunday

COYLE — High-lonesome harmonies and music from “The Sacred Heart Sessions”: both are promised this Sunday as Kendl Winter and Palmer T. Lee, the duo… Continue reading

Former Upstage owner now booking music at Studio Bob in Port Angeles, a venue where changes are adding up

PORT ANGELES — Pretty soon, downtown will have the blues. But no, this is not another story about vacant storefronts and wintertime. It is about… Continue reading

‘Eye Contact’ exhibition now open at Peninsula College gallery; artist talk coming in February

PORT ANGELES — Port Townsend artist Counsel Langley has mounted “Eye Contact,” a solo exhibition at the PUB Gallery of Art at Peninsula College, where… Continue reading

Veterans help their fellows across Peninsula on paperwork maze, reaching crucial appointments

Vietnam veteran John Joseph is classified “100 percent disabled” — he'll tell you that right off — yet he's one of the hardest-working men in… Continue reading