Diane Urbani de la Paz

Shelley Leavens, left, and Sarah Vowell.

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Puppeteer Fred Michael's marionettes will entertain passers-by at Port Townsend's Pope Marine Plaza this Saturday. photo courtesy Port Townsend Main Street Program

Busking on the Block set for Saturday

Marionettes to be star of show

Puppeteer Fred Michael's marionettes will entertain passers-by at Port Townsend's Pope Marine Plaza this Saturday. photo courtesy Port Townsend Main Street Program
Barbara Tusting, foreground, and Mary Paxton carry a few of the seedlings out of the hoophouse outside Port Townsend's Quimper Grange garden. The plants are among thousands to go on sale Monday in a fundraiser for the Food Bank Farm & Gardens of Jefferson County. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

Gardeners can shop online, then pick up plants

Food Bank Farm Gardens host inaugural event

Barbara Tusting, foreground, and Mary Paxton carry a few of the seedlings out of the hoophouse outside Port Townsend's Quimper Grange garden. The plants are among thousands to go on sale Monday in a fundraiser for the Food Bank Farm & Gardens of Jefferson County. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: The speed of the sound of live music

WATER IN THE desert: That’s how it felt when I heard the little crowd cheer. My reaction to “Save the Bob” came as a surprise.… Continue reading

Accepting a donation from Sound Community Bank are Port Angeles Symphony conductor Jonathan Pasternack, center, Adventures in Music producer Al Harris and symphony board member Kathleen Balducci, at right; Sound Community Bank's Laurie Szczepczynski is at left with Sequim manager Shelli Robb-Kahler. (Photo courtesy Sound Community Bank)

Donations fund Adventures in Music

Sound Community Bank has made a $4,000 donation to Adventures in Music, the Port Angeles Symphony’s free program for students across the… Continue reading

Accepting a donation from Sound Community Bank are Port Angeles Symphony conductor Jonathan Pasternack, center, Adventures in Music producer Al Harris and symphony board member Kathleen Balducci, at right; Sound Community Bank's Laurie Szczepczynski is at left with Sequim manager Shelli Robb-Kahler. (Photo courtesy Sound Community Bank)
Jefferson Teen Center director Shayann Hoffer-Pauley helps turn one of the Chimacum center’s walls sky blue on Monday afternoon. She’s working with the Rotary Club of Port Townsend to refresh the place over spring break. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Jefferson Teen Center receives some TLC

Chimacum space open again for students to interact

Jefferson Teen Center director Shayann Hoffer-Pauley helps turn one of the Chimacum center’s walls sky blue on Monday afternoon. She’s working with the Rotary Club of Port Townsend to refresh the place over spring break. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Ballet Victoria — whose dancers have included Julia Jones Whitehead and Tymin McKeown, seen in 2019 — is among the dozens of performing ensembles to appear in the 2021 Juan de Fuca Festival, a blend of in-person and virtual shows May 28-31. Passes for the virtual festival are on sale now. Tickets for in-person shows will be available later this month. For information about the festival and its COVID-19 safety protocols, see JFFA.org under the Festival menu; the Juan de Fuca Foundation office phone is 360-457-5411. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Festival passes on sale

whose dancers have included Julia Jones Whitehead and Tymin McKeown, seen in 2019 — is among the dozens of performing ensembles to… Continue reading

Ballet Victoria — whose dancers have included Julia Jones Whitehead and Tymin McKeown, seen in 2019 — is among the dozens of performing ensembles to appear in the 2021 Juan de Fuca Festival, a blend of in-person and virtual shows May 28-31. Passes for the virtual festival are on sale now. Tickets for in-person shows will be available later this month. For information about the festival and its COVID-19 safety protocols, see JFFA.org under the Festival menu; the Juan de Fuca Foundation office phone is 360-457-5411. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Clarinetist Jonathan Doyle, complete with an aerosol-masking instrument cover, jazzed up the Haller Fountain in downtown Port Townsend in the first “Buskers on the Block” gig. The series will showcase local musicians Thursdays and Saturdays through May. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Free music series has begun in Port Townsend

Buskers scheduled through May in Main Street program

Clarinetist Jonathan Doyle, complete with an aerosol-masking instrument cover, jazzed up the Haller Fountain in downtown Port Townsend in the first “Buskers on the Block” gig. The series will showcase local musicians Thursdays and Saturdays through May. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Jefferson County Commissioner Heidi Eisenhour.

Letter supports breaching dams

Jefferson County Commissioners encourage implementation of controversial proposal

Jefferson County Commissioner Heidi Eisenhour.
Meghan Mix of Hopscotch Farm is among dozens of vendors at the Port Townsend Farmers Market’s opening day Saturday. She had a busy day at her stand, selling salad greens, pickles and her popular beet relish. The market is on from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays at Tyler and Lawrence streets in Uptown Port Townsend. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Farmers market opens

Meghan Mix of Hopscotch Farm is among dozens of vendors at the Port Townsend Farmers Market’s opening day Saturday. She had a busy day at… Continue reading

Meghan Mix of Hopscotch Farm is among dozens of vendors at the Port Townsend Farmers Market’s opening day Saturday. She had a busy day at her stand, selling salad greens, pickles and her popular beet relish. The market is on from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays at Tyler and Lawrence streets in Uptown Port Townsend. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Jefferson Community Foundation CEO Siobhan Canty.

Jefferson Community Foundation fund moves to second phase

COVID relief turns to look toward recovery

Jefferson Community Foundation CEO Siobhan Canty.
Recovering from electrocution, Eduardo Garcia relearns his skills as a chef in "Charged," the Port Townsend Film Festival Pic for April. photo courtesy of Port Townsend Film Festival and Implement Productions

‘Charged’ to stream this week from Port Townsend

Film about ‘flipping the script’

Recovering from electrocution, Eduardo Garcia relearns his skills as a chef in "Charged," the Port Townsend Film Festival Pic for April. photo courtesy of Port Townsend Film Festival and Implement Productions
Keith Rasmussen is sprucing up The Keg & I in Chimacum for its reopening — with live music on the back deck — this Saturday. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Doyle and Dwyer set to enliven Keg & I deck

Dancing to the live, in-person music this weekend at the Keg & I isn’t allowed, but you could say Keith Rasmussen is doing… Continue reading

Keith Rasmussen is sprucing up The Keg & I in Chimacum for its reopening — with live music on the back deck — this Saturday. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Pam Petranek pedals her Cape Cleare Salmon trailer down Lawrence Street toward the Port Townsend Farmers Market last year as she will do again when the market reopens Saturday. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Larger Port Townsend Farmers Market to open Saturday

Some 55 vendors are scheduled, and more will come

Pam Petranek pedals her Cape Cleare Salmon trailer down Lawrence Street toward the Port Townsend Farmers Market last year as she will do again when the market reopens Saturday. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

First Friday talk on art, electrochemistry

Another virtual program in the “Art of Making” speaker series, this one focusing on jewelry, is set for 7 p.m. Friday courtesy… Continue reading

Artist Peggy Smith-Venturi prepares to unveil “Unwrapped,” her new exhibition at the Jefferson Museum of Art & History. The downtown Port Townsend museum reopens Friday. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Jefferson Museum of Art & History debuts three exhibits Friday

Historical society hopes to expand later this spring

Artist Peggy Smith-Venturi prepares to unveil “Unwrapped,” her new exhibition at the Jefferson Museum of Art & History. The downtown Port Townsend museum reopens Friday. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Wooden Boat Festival director Barb Trailer says the future is bright for the September event at and around the Northwest Maritime Center in Port Townsend. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

2021 Wooden Boat Festival charts its course

Planned: Outdoor activities, indoor events, presentations

Wooden Boat Festival director Barb Trailer says the future is bright for the September event at and around the Northwest Maritime Center in Port Townsend. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Port Townsend Farmers Market opens online shopping

In anticipation of the first Port Townsend Farmers Market of the season this Saturday, the online produce market is open to shoppers… Continue reading