Diane Urbani de la Paz

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
Giving an outdoor concert at Dry Creek Elementary School in Port Angeles are, from left, Noah Geller, James Garlick, Efe Baltacigil and David Auerbach. The musicians came from Seattle, Minnesota and Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Giving an outdoor concert at Dry Creek Elementary School in Port Angeles are, from left, Noah Geller, James Garlick, Efe Baltacigil and David Auerbach. The musicians came from Seattle, Minnesota and Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Micaela Kingslight, pictured at a 2019 Concert on the Dock, will bring her music to Tyler Plaza in downtown Port Townsend at 2 p.m. Monday. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

Buskers on the Block last shows on Monday

Buskers on the Block, the Port Townsend Main Street Program’s live music series, wraps up Monday with two performers downtown. • Corinne Adams,… Continue reading

Micaela Kingslight, pictured at a 2019 Concert on the Dock, will bring her music to Tyler Plaza in downtown Port Townsend at 2 p.m. Monday. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
Artist Mike Biskup takes in the sun on Water Street in Port Townsend, where he sells his art from a vintage elevator cage. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

Street artist looks for more to join in

Festivals always in reach, he says

Artist Mike Biskup takes in the sun on Water Street in Port Townsend, where he sells his art from a vintage elevator cage. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
Workers set up the stage on Thursday in Vern Burton Community Center for this weekend’s scaled-down version of the Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Workers set up the stage on Thursday in Vern Burton Community Center for this weekend’s scaled-down version of the Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Jefferson Transit seeks comment on new route

Express bus to Kingston ferry

Dahlia expert Harold Jensen works with Cecile Culp on plant starts for the Quilcene Brinnon Garden Club's big plant sale Saturday and Sunday at the Brinnon Community Center. 
photo by Laurie Mattson

Pancakes, flowers replace ShrimpFest

Plant sale supplants canceled festival

Dahlia expert Harold Jensen works with Cecile Culp on plant starts for the Quilcene Brinnon Garden Club's big plant sale Saturday and Sunday at the Brinnon Community Center. 
photo by Laurie Mattson
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Members of the Port Angeles High School Chamber Orchestra practice in class on Tuesday under the direction of instructor Nathan Rodahl, right.

Young musicians to play ‘Ode to Joy’

Orchestra members to gather Saturday

Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News
Members of the Port Angeles High School Chamber Orchestra practice in class on Tuesday under the direction of instructor Nathan Rodahl, right.

Juan de Fuca Festival details

Schedule, ticket prices

Hayley Sharpe, owner of MOSS, left, talks with Kayla Oakes, executive director of the Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts, on Tuesday next to a display of festival merchandise offered at the downtown Port Angeles shop. The festival’s concerts and street fair return to the Vern Burton Community Center this Friday through Sunday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Juan de Fuca Festival in person, online, outdoors

Hybrid event offers extended virtual concert viewing

Hayley Sharpe, owner of MOSS, left, talks with Kayla Oakes, executive director of the Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts, on Tuesday next to a display of festival merchandise offered at the downtown Port Angeles shop. The festival’s concerts and street fair return to the Vern Burton Community Center this Friday through Sunday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Vocalist Val James will bring her band to Trinity United Methodist Church in Port Townsend for an online Candlelight Concert this Thursday at 7 p.m.  Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

Gershwins by candlelight: Online concert Thursday

Classics to be presented in 50-minute set

Vocalist Val James will bring her band to Trinity United Methodist Church in Port Townsend for an online Candlelight Concert this Thursday at 7 p.m.  Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
Jefferson County Auditor Rose Ann Carroll, left, and Election Coordinator Quinn Grewell used golf balls Monday morning at the Jefferson County Courthouse to conduct the lot draw for the order of candidates’ name on the primary election ballot. The Aug. 3 election includes hopefuls for Port Townsend City Council, Port Ludlow Fire District No. 3, Sequim School Board and Clallam County Fire District No. 3, which includes a portion of East Jefferson County. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Lot draw selection in Jefferson County

Jefferson County Auditor Rose Ann Carroll, left, and Election Coordinator Quinn Grewell used golf balls Monday morning at the Jefferson County Courthouse to conduct the… Continue reading

Jefferson County Auditor Rose Ann Carroll, left, and Election Coordinator Quinn Grewell used golf balls Monday morning at the Jefferson County Courthouse to conduct the lot draw for the order of candidates’ name on the primary election ballot. The Aug. 3 election includes hopefuls for Port Townsend City Council, Port Ludlow Fire District No. 3, Sequim School Board and Clallam County Fire District No. 3, which includes a portion of East Jefferson County. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
P.E. teacher Logan Stegner and life skills teacher Jennifer Kruse co-created a Wednesday library program to help Port Townsend High School students deal with pandemic-related challenges. For their efforts, they received the Howard Learned Award for Community Education Engagement. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Pair of Port Townsend teachers honored for their dedication

Duo work to connect with students during difficult circumstances

P.E. teacher Logan Stegner and life skills teacher Jennifer Kruse co-created a Wednesday library program to help Port Townsend High School students deal with pandemic-related challenges. For their efforts, they received the Howard Learned Award for Community Education Engagement. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Jefferson Transit driver Lloyd Eisenman loads an electric bicycle onto the rack of the Sequim-bound bus Friday at the Haines Place transit center in Port Townsend. Heavy e-bikes must ride in the rack position closest to the bus’ bumper to avoid stressing the rack. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Jefferson Transit Authority moving forward on Kingston route

Online public meeting set for Wednesday

Jefferson Transit driver Lloyd Eisenman loads an electric bicycle onto the rack of the Sequim-bound bus Friday at the Haines Place transit center in Port Townsend. Heavy e-bikes must ride in the rack position closest to the bus’ bumper to avoid stressing the rack. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Nathaniel Ashford: Future Business Leader

Jefferson chamber outlines award winners

Five win honors for accomplishments

Nathaniel Ashford: Future Business Leader
Jim Donaldson and Meg Snow enjoy popcorn from the Rose Theatre in downtown Port Townsend on Saturday. The theater has been popping corn on weekends for months while waiting for the day it can reopen. That day will come this summer.  Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

Port Townsend art house theater prepared for summer opening

Pandemic has closed it for past 14 months

Jim Donaldson and Meg Snow enjoy popcorn from the Rose Theatre in downtown Port Townsend on Saturday. The theater has been popping corn on weekends for months while waiting for the day it can reopen. That day will come this summer.  Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News