Diane Urbani de la Paz

Cheryl Strayed takes stage at Port Townsend Film Festival

Special guest discusses ‘My Brilliant Career,’ ‘Wild’

A ‘taco’ of joy and paint in Port Townsend show

Joy, crows, grief, Mexico, Wisconsin, a painting titled “Jackrabbit Jazz and Funk”: They’re all together in a two-day open studio, sale and… Continue reading

And the winners are …Port Townsend Film Festival wraps up with awards

Joie de vivre — love of life — won the day. Joseph Bednarik, publisher of poetry and big fan of the goofy… Continue reading

PHOTO: Protest supports No Ban Act

Members of the Jefferson County Immigrant Rights Advocates hold signs Monday afternoon at the Adams Street Park, urging support of the No… Continue reading

Port Townsend Film Fest brings movies, actors — and a big dog

The actor broke his neck while riding a horse on a volcano in Iceland. No, really, it’s a true story — the… Continue reading

Lighting up the screens: Movies indoors and out in expanded PT Film Festival

Today, it all begins. Ninety-nine movies, a flock of visiting filmmakers and thousands of eyes on it all: the Port Townsend Film… Continue reading

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Lines, stories, movies: They’re all connected

“MY NORMAL FRIENDS say to me, ‘Oh, no, you have to stand in those lines.’ But that’s the best part,” Jane Julian said to me… Continue reading

Blue hearts go out to Port Townsend musician

Sunday party to help with Aki Avelino’s medical costs

‘Whales, Ships, and Sky’ — Port Townsend art show blends forms

Their visions align. Kristian Brevik, a Port Townsend native son, and William Wessinger, a Portland, Ore., boatbuilder and racer, make art to… Continue reading

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: From one THING to another

THIS FESTIVAL THING is out of control. And that’s good. Once upon a time in many parts of the world, there began feast days to… Continue reading

‘Alice’ in Port Townsendland

Teen Initiative play this weekend

Best-selling novelist to speak in Port Townsend on Thursday

Jennifer Haigh’s dad had a saying. “There are two kinds of jobs: The kind where you shower before and the kind where… Continue reading

Big crowd at THING festival

Crystal Periot and daughter Imogen, 3, of Redmond paint orbs for THING’s nighttime lantern parades. The Port Townsend School of the Arts… Continue reading

Here’s the THING

Thousands expected at new festival at Fort Worden

He wears the Babypants in the family

Performer set for THING festival appearance

Expanded Music on the Strait festival starts this weekend

One day a pair of longtime friends — internationally known musicians from Port Angeles and Sequim — dreamed up a Labor Day… Continue reading

Port Townsend-born guitarist to represent ‘cornerstone of American music’

For his first live performance in his hometown in two decades, guitarist Miles Okazaki will offer a night of the music he… Continue reading

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Seeing the place anew

THE DAY BEGAN with a deep breath before a stand of tall trees. At the entrance to Chetzemoka Park, Port Townsend’s 6.5-acre swath of loveliness,… Continue reading