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Eowyn Reardon, 22 months, assisted parents Benjamin Reardon and Amy Johnson of Port Townsend at the Martin Luther King Jr. Day beach cleanup on Monday. Scores of people took to the shores at Fort Worden State Park for the event hosted by the Port Townsend Marine Science Center. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Fort Worden beachgoers pick up litter on MLK day

Cleanup event also at Boat Haven, state and county parks

 

Scores of people turned out Nov. 7 for a Port Townsend rally supporting President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. A celebration of the inauguration is planned for noon Wednesday the Pope Marine Plaza in downtown Port Townsend. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Inauguration rally set Wednesday in Port Townsend

Noontime event scheduled downtown

 

Alan and Karen Selig were among the gleaners volunteering at Joyce's Blueberry Haven last summer. (Photo courtesy of Sharah Truett/WSU Clallam County Extension)

Summer tastes are still alive

Volunteer gleaners share with schools, friends and family

 

Richard and Mildred Loving, seen here with their children Peggy, Donald and Sidney, are the subjects of "The Loving Story," the documentary streaming free on Martin Luther King Jr. Day this Monday. photo by Grey Villet



THE LOVING STORY
Photo credit: Grey Villet
The Loving family

‘The Loving Story’ streaming free Monday

Movie available all day on Martin Luther King Day

Richard and Mildred Loving, seen here with their children Peggy, Donald and Sidney, are the subjects of "The Loving Story," the documentary streaming free on Martin Luther King Jr. Day this Monday. photo by Grey Villet



THE LOVING STORY
Photo credit: Grey Villet
The Loving family

Beach cleanup Monday around PT

A beach cleanup in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day is open to everyone this Monday at the Port Townsend Marine… Continue reading

Don Hoglund is looking forward to staying at  his namesake workplace of some four decades -- under the new owner. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

Don’s Pharmacy sold: Store to remain a community fixture

Ownership to change, but not business

Don Hoglund is looking forward to staying at  his namesake workplace of some four decades -- under the new owner. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
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Pickleballers take to court

Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News Court in session Peggy Tonan was among the players making the most of recent sunshine on the pickleball… Continue reading

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Like many students across Jefferson County, Port Townsend High School student Devon Bennett-Anderson, 17, has been part of a hybrid-learning cohort. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
Like many students across Jefferson County, Port Townsend High School student Devon Bennett-Anderson, 17, has been part of a hybrid-learning cohort. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
While Fort Worden State Park is relatively quiet this winter, two Officers' Row houses are encased in plastic while their wooden siding is refurbished. The six-month project, funded by Washington State Parks, is expected to be complete by spring. Diane Urbani de la Paz

Officers Row houses get makeover

State funds work on historic buildings

While Fort Worden State Park is relatively quiet this winter, two Officers' Row houses are encased in plastic while their wooden siding is refurbished. The six-month project, funded by Washington State Parks, is expected to be complete by spring. Diane Urbani de la Paz
Port Townsend police chief candidate D.F. Pace comes from the Philadelphia Police Department. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Port Townsend police chief candidate D.F. Pace comes from the Philadelphia Police Department. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Independent Zumba instructor Bailey Burkhartsmeier teaches a spread-out, masked class for a handful of students at the Port Townsend Community Center on Tuesday morning. Statewide guidelines allowing in-person exercise — with restrictions — are inspiring fitness enthusiasts to come back to gyms and yoga studios this week. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Zumba class

Independent Zumba instructor Bailey Burkhartsmeier teaches a spread-out, masked class for a handful of students at the Port Townsend Community Center on Tuesday morning. Statewide… Continue reading

Independent Zumba instructor Bailey Burkhartsmeier teaches a spread-out, masked class for a handful of students at the Port Townsend Community Center on Tuesday morning. Statewide guidelines allowing in-person exercise — with restrictions — are inspiring fitness enthusiasts to come back to gyms and yoga studios this week. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Peninsula College instructor to offer free improv workshop

A weekly improvisational theater workshop is set to begin tonight, free and online with Peninsula College professor Lara Starcevich, Olympic Theatre Arts and the Port… Continue reading

Kitty Sokkappa is among the fitness instructors teaching online for the Olympic Peninsula YMCA. (Photo courtesy of Erin Hawkins/Olympic Peninsula YMCA)
Kitty Sokkappa is among the fitness instructors teaching online for the Olympic Peninsula YMCA. (Photo courtesy of Erin Hawkins/Olympic Peninsula YMCA)
The Duckabush elk herd lives on "Hood 40," a parcel of trust land the Department of Natural Resources had intended to sell. Letters of protest led to a reversal of that plan. (Photo courtesy of Tim Sullivan)

Two forest parcels taken off bidding sheet

Department of Natural Resources decides not to sell elk habitat

The Duckabush elk herd lives on "Hood 40," a parcel of trust land the Department of Natural Resources had intended to sell. Letters of protest led to a reversal of that plan. (Photo courtesy of Tim Sullivan)

Four police chief candidates to meet public

Online forum to include survey

Singer and chef Grace Love is embarking on new ventures in 2021, including pay-what-you-can pop-up lunches, a biscuit-mix challenge and, she hopes, a kitchen of her own.  Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
Singer and chef Grace Love is embarking on new ventures in 2021, including pay-what-you-can pop-up lunches, a biscuit-mix challenge and, she hopes, a kitchen of her own.  Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
Bigfoot -- aka Kepler Stanley-Hunt of Port Townsend -- appeared recently with his family's Tesla on McCurdy Point Road. More Bigfoot sightings are forecast as the Taming Bigfoot 2021: Recovering Greener challenge gets underway.  photo by Laura Tucker

Contest aims to lighten carbon footprint

Participants to register by Jan. 21; competition begins Feb. 1

Bigfoot -- aka Kepler Stanley-Hunt of Port Townsend -- appeared recently with his family's Tesla on McCurdy Point Road. More Bigfoot sightings are forecast as the Taming Bigfoot 2021: Recovering Greener challenge gets underway.  photo by Laura Tucker

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Epiphanies: They’re in there

TODAY IS EPIPHANY, aka Three Kings Day. On the Christian calendar, Jan. 6 is when the Magi discovered the baby Jesus had been born, and… Continue reading

Cherish Cronmiller is the executive director for Olympic Community Action Programs. She announced this week OlyCAP has received more than $11 million from a state Department of Commerce grant to go toward the Seventh and Hendricks affordable housing project. (Brian McLean/Peninsula Daily News)
Cherish Cronmiller is the executive director for Olympic Community Action Programs. She announced this week OlyCAP has received more than $11 million from a state Department of Commerce grant to go toward the Seventh and Hendricks affordable housing project. (Brian McLean/Peninsula Daily News)