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Woodbridge Farm’s Peter Mustin and singer and chef Grace Love look forward to celebrating Juneteenth at the Chimacum farm on Saturday. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Black business owners create a celebration

‘Healing with unity’ focus of Saturday’s feast

 

The Midnight Train Blues Band -- from left, Chicago Bob Longmire, Dan Stacy, Dave Olsen, Jayme Ryan and Barb Dawson -- will host the open blues jam at  Port Townsend's Discovery Bay Brewing this Sunday afternoon. photo courtesy Chicago Bob Longmire

Blues jam open to players, listeners

After a 16-month suspension, the Midnight Train Blues Band is coming straight out of the dark and into the Discovery Bay Brewing… Continue reading

 

Port Angeles Fine Arts Center executive director Christine Loewe admires an art installation, “The Pool Zone” by Chris Oliver, debuting Saturday in the Webster’s Woods Sculpture Park. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Saturday celebration offers outdoor art, music

Summertide in Webster’s Woods Sculpture Park

 

Sculptor Jonah Trople and his artist’s assistant and daughter Tula, 5, made an appearance Tuesday at the Tyler Plaza, where one of his Creative District art markers stands. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Art markers celebrated in Port Townsend Creative District

Artists, dancers, restaurateurs, musicians and city officials celebrated the arrival of five “art markers” signifying the city’s Creative District designation Tuesday night.… Continue reading

Sculptor Jonah Trople and his artist’s assistant and daughter Tula, 5, made an appearance Tuesday at the Tyler Plaza, where one of his Creative District art markers stands. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: An apology, and a wish for dialogue

I’M WRITING THIS not to get you to take sides. Instead, I invite us all to take a pause. Two weeks ago, my PDN column… Continue reading

Jefferson Healthcare seeks public input

As Jefferson Healthcare creates its 2022-2025 strategic plan, the hospital is seeing public input in an online community forum from 4 p.m.… Continue reading

Kristin Smith, Mike McLeron and Gwen Franz, posing with her dog Hugo, are among the teachers who will host a pay-what-you-can music camp outdoors at Fort Worden State Park this summer. The first session starts June 28. Signup is available at YEAmusic.org. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Low-cost music camp set to begin at Fort Worden

All of Peninsula’s young musicians welcome to attend

Kristin Smith, Mike McLeron and Gwen Franz, posing with her dog Hugo, are among the teachers who will host a pay-what-you-can music camp outdoors at Fort Worden State Park this summer. The first session starts June 28. Signup is available at YEAmusic.org. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Sculptures of wild Olympic creatures live outside Sara Mall Johani’s home in Chimacum. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Author connects story with Wild Olympic Salmon

Paperback details woman’s journey with organization

Sculptures of wild Olympic creatures live outside Sara Mall Johani’s home in Chimacum. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Bulgarian pianist Anna Petrova, pictured during her first rehearsal with the Port Angeles Symphony in 2017, will return for the first full concert of the orchestra’s 2021-2022 season. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Port Angeles Symphony announces new season

Family Pops plus five more concerts are set

Bulgarian pianist Anna Petrova, pictured during her first rehearsal with the Port Angeles Symphony in 2017, will return for the first full concert of the orchestra’s 2021-2022 season. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Port Townsend artist Jonah Trople sculpted the city's Creative District "art markers" from local fir. The wayfinding markers will be cause for celebration at five sites around town this Tuesday at 5:15 p.m. photo courtesy PT Main Street Program
Port Townsend artist Jonah Trople sculpted the city's Creative District "art markers" from local fir. The wayfinding markers will be cause for celebration at five sites around town this Tuesday at 5:15 p.m. photo courtesy PT Main Street Program
Northwest Maritime Center Executive Director Jake Beattie has announced the purchase of the Swan Hotel from co-owner Cindy Finnie. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

Maritime center to expand

Swan Hotel, community classroom to be added

Northwest Maritime Center Executive Director Jake Beattie has announced the purchase of the Swan Hotel from co-owner Cindy Finnie. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
Seattle-based flamenco artist Savannah Fuentes brings her art form back to Port Townsend this Sunday and Tuesday and to Sequim on Wednesday night. (Photo courtesy of Savannah Fuentes)

Flamenco returns to Peninsula

Concerts scheduled in Port Townsend, Sequim

Seattle-based flamenco artist Savannah Fuentes brings her art form back to Port Townsend this Sunday and Tuesday and to Sequim on Wednesday night. (Photo courtesy of Savannah Fuentes)
Celebrating the reopening of the Quimper Grange this Saturday are, from left, George and Jo Yount, Susan Stone, Barbara Tusting, Kathy Ryan, Sheila Long, Mary Beth Haralovich, Doug Groenig and J.J. Johnson. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Grange hall hosts open house

Community can get together again with new ventilation system, remodeled space

Celebrating the reopening of the Quimper Grange this Saturday are, from left, George and Jo Yount, Susan Stone, Barbara Tusting, Kathy Ryan, Sheila Long, Mary Beth Haralovich, Doug Groenig and J.J. Johnson. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Five teenage students at the Ballet Workshop in Port Angeles are headed for summer training programs, reported Kate Robbins, BW’s artistic director. From left are Amelia Brown, 13, Isabella Knott, 17, Caitlynn Donaldson, 17, Ava Johnson, 15, and Daphne Oakes, 13. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Five teens accepted to summer intensives

Youth stars to leave this month for training programs

Five teenage students at the Ballet Workshop in Port Angeles are headed for summer training programs, reported Kate Robbins, BW’s artistic director. From left are Amelia Brown, 13, Isabella Knott, 17, Caitlynn Donaldson, 17, Ava Johnson, 15, and Daphne Oakes, 13. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Jefferson Community Foundation CEO Siobhan Canty. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Jefferson Community Foundation CEO Siobhan Canty. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Team Bendracing — kayakers Daniel Staudigel and Jason Magness of Bend, Ore. — set out with the rest of the racers in the WA360, the 360-mile, human- and wind-powered event that began in Port Townsend Bay at 6 a.m. Monday. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Racers paddle, harness wind to sail Puget Sound

Teams set off on 360-mile round trip from Port Townsend

Team Bendracing — kayakers Daniel Staudigel and Jason Magness of Bend, Ore. — set out with the rest of the racers in the WA360, the 360-mile, human- and wind-powered event that began in Port Townsend Bay at 6 a.m. Monday. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Rower Ken Deem of Tacoma, who placed second in the Seventy48 race last weekend, took a picture just before he started the WA360 in Port Townsend Bay on Monday morning. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Weather conditions challenge racers

Half the field finishes weekend’s Seventy48

Rower Ken Deem of Tacoma, who placed second in the Seventy48 race last weekend, took a picture just before he started the WA360 in Port Townsend Bay on Monday morning. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Team Sail Like a Girl, listening to a sendoff song composed especially for them, includes, from left, Jeanne Goussev, Christa Bassett Ross, Lisa Cole, Laurie Anna Kaplan and Elisha Van Luven. The team will take off this morning on the new WA360 race from Port Townsend. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

The joy of sailing — and singing — like a girl

Freshly made song sends off WA360 team before race

Team Sail Like a Girl, listening to a sendoff song composed especially for them, includes, from left, Jeanne Goussev, Christa Bassett Ross, Lisa Cole, Laurie Anna Kaplan and Elisha Van Luven. The team will take off this morning on the new WA360 race from Port Townsend. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Blues Is a Woman, one of the bands in the Juan de Fuca Foundation Season Concerts series, features, from left, Pamela Rose, Pat Wilder, Daria Johnson and Kristen Strom. photo courtesy Blues Is a Woman

JFFA Season Concerts announced

Eight shows, flex pass offered

Blues Is a Woman, one of the bands in the Juan de Fuca Foundation Season Concerts series, features, from left, Pamela Rose, Pat Wilder, Daria Johnson and Kristen Strom. photo courtesy Blues Is a Woman