Diane Urbani de la Paz

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

 

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

 

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
"I got it," said Seventy48 winner Carter Johnson as he carried his kayak onto shore just before 5 a.m. Saturday. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
"I got it," said Seventy48 winner Carter Johnson as he carried his kayak onto shore just before 5 a.m. Saturday. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
Shaelee Evans of Goodness Tea, an herb farm based in Sequim, is among the vendors at farmers markets in Sequim and Chimacum. The Chimacum market opens for the season this Sunday. (Photo courtesy of Whaleheart Productions)

Chimacum Farmers Market opens Sunday

Fifteen vendors to start season

Shaelee Evans of Goodness Tea, an herb farm based in Sequim, is among the vendors at farmers markets in Sequim and Chimacum. The Chimacum market opens for the season this Sunday. (Photo courtesy of Whaleheart Productions)
Linda Ward of Port Townsend is among several solo participants in the Seventy48, the 70-mile, human-powered boat race starting tonight in Tacoma. This will be her first time as a solo participant with her Winged Maas Aero rowing shell. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Racers of all stripes poised to challenge sea

‘Everyday heroes’ propel craft from Tacoma to Port Townsend

Linda Ward of Port Townsend is among several solo participants in the Seventy48, the 70-mile, human-powered boat race starting tonight in Tacoma. This will be her first time as a solo participant with her Winged Maas Aero rowing shell. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Shawn Woodyard of Port Angeles talks with Juan de Fuca Festival street fair vendor Cholpon Djumabaeva, who with her husband Jon runs Kyrgyz-Konnection of Gig Harbor. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

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Shawn Woodyard of Port Angeles talks with Juan de Fuca Festival street fair vendor Cholpon Djumabaeva, who with her husband Jon runs Kyrgyz-Konnection of Gig Harbor. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
Summer brings “smella-vision” to the Alpenfire orchard, co-owner Nancy Bishop says. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Alpenfire cidery to host Jefferson County historical program

First Friday series celebrates people who make things

Summer brings “smella-vision” to the Alpenfire orchard, co-owner Nancy Bishop says. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Team North2Alaska is among the stars of “The Race to Alaska,” this week’s Port Townsend Film Festival Pic available for online streaming. The team took a 25-foot Maryland fishing Sharpie on the 750-mile race, which began in Port Townsend and finished in Ketchikan. (Photo by Liv von Oelreich)
Team North2Alaska is among the stars of “The Race to Alaska,” this week’s Port Townsend Film Festival Pic available for online streaming. The team took a 25-foot Maryland fishing Sharpie on the 750-mile race, which began in Port Townsend and finished in Ketchikan. (Photo by Liv von Oelreich)
Ling Hui’s Dance students, from left, Jeannette Patric, Maeve Kenney, Anabel Moore, Maggie Emery and Matia Reimnitz, mark the end of the school year with a performance Friday in Port Townsend’s Chetzemoka Park. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Dance students gather for last-minute show

Shared COVID-19 experiences end with unique finale

Ling Hui’s Dance students, from left, Jeannette Patric, Maeve Kenney, Anabel Moore, Maggie Emery and Matia Reimnitz, mark the end of the school year with a performance Friday in Port Townsend’s Chetzemoka Park. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
A Washington State Patrol officer was seriously injured Tuesday morning when the driver of a stolen pickup struck his vehicle on U.S. Highway 101 at Discovery Bay. (Photo courtesy of the Washington State Patrol)

Authorities: Gas station fire, stolen pickup lead to crash on 101

State Patrol officer, truck driver airlifted to Harborview

A Washington State Patrol officer was seriously injured Tuesday morning when the driver of a stolen pickup struck his vehicle on U.S. Highway 101 at Discovery Bay. (Photo courtesy of the Washington State Patrol)
During the Juan de Fuca Festival in Port Angeles, the band Gus Clark and the Least of His Problems -- with Jonah Byrne, left, and Clark -- provided a Saturday night set of country music inside the Vern Burton Community Center. The festival included a street fair and live concerts plus 20 virtual performances, which are still available via the Juan de Fuca Foundation for the Arts website, JFFA.org/festival. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

Juan de Fuca Festival highlights

with Jonah Byrne, left, and… Continue reading

During the Juan de Fuca Festival in Port Angeles, the band Gus Clark and the Least of His Problems -- with Jonah Byrne, left, and Clark -- provided a Saturday night set of country music inside the Vern Burton Community Center. The festival included a street fair and live concerts plus 20 virtual performances, which are still available via the Juan de Fuca Foundation for the Arts website, JFFA.org/festival. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News