Diane Urbani de la Paz

Port Townsend City Hall reopens for limited services

The Port Townsend City Hall has reopened to provide limited in-person services to the public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays.… Continue reading

Kelly Doran takes her dog Sunny out for some fresh air at North Beach, one of several Port Townsend beaches included in Saturday’s Washington Coast Cleanup. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Washington coast cleanup set for Saturday

Volunteers to groom beaches in Clallam, Jefferson counties

Kelly Doran takes her dog Sunny out for some fresh air at North Beach, one of several Port Townsend beaches included in Saturday’s Washington Coast Cleanup. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Registration deadline for Seventy48 race Thursday

Event to run from Tacoma to Port Townsend in June

After a long winter, kinetic sculptor Colin Bartle brings his machines out into the Port Townsend sunlight on Sunday. He’s among the builders hoping to join October’s Great Port Townsend Bay Kinetic Sculpture Race. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Kinetic sculpture planning is on for October

Parade, water and land races expected this fall

After a long winter, kinetic sculptor Colin Bartle brings his machines out into the Port Townsend sunlight on Sunday. He’s among the builders hoping to join October’s Great Port Townsend Bay Kinetic Sculpture Race. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Adventuress Capt. Katelinn Shaw discusses steering and navigation with Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding students including Drew Harman, right, on board the schooner. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Boat school expands to Port Townsend Boat Haven location

Adventuress creates classroom opportunity for new students

Adventuress Capt. Katelinn Shaw discusses steering and navigation with Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding students including Drew Harman, right, on board the schooner. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Shelley Leavens, left, and Sarah Vowell.

‘This American Life’ writer Vowell to appear Monday night

Centrum hosts Communiversity lecture series

Shelley Leavens, left, and Sarah Vowell.
Shayna Wiseman is the delighted owner of a tiny cedar house she and volunteers constructed at the Community Boat Project in Port Hadlock. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
Shayna Wiseman is the delighted owner of a tiny cedar house she and volunteers constructed at the Community Boat Project in Port Hadlock. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
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)