Diane Urbani de la Paz

Christine Edwards, her Border collie Zoe by her side, and Mari Friend lead the charge Wednesday morning up the Taylor Street stairs, a de facto exercise facility connecting downtown and Uptown Port Townsend. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Stair climbing

Christine Edwards, her Border collie Zoe by her side, and Mari Friend lead the charge Wednesday morning up the Taylor Street stairs, a de facto… Continue reading

Christine Edwards, her Border collie Zoe by her side, and Mari Friend lead the charge Wednesday morning up the Taylor Street stairs, a de facto exercise facility connecting downtown and Uptown Port Townsend. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
A variety of inspirational messages — the “Signs of Hope” — dot the Port Townsend High School campus, where, from left, Sage Wyatte, Jasmine Hansen and Gabby Newton head for class. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

‘Signs of Hope’ created for Port Townsend School District campuses

Artwork posted to inspire students throughout town

A variety of inspirational messages — the “Signs of Hope” — dot the Port Townsend High School campus, where, from left, Sage Wyatte, Jasmine Hansen and Gabby Newton head for class. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Fiddler Alea Waters, left, and guitarist Lang Russel provide free music outside Port Townsend’s Recovery Cafe last week. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Recovery Cafe open in Port Townsend

Group provides resource, sense of safety for attendees

Fiddler Alea Waters, left, and guitarist Lang Russel provide free music outside Port Townsend’s Recovery Cafe last week. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Master Gardener Keith Dekker works in Sequim’s Woodcock Demonstration Garden, headquarters for the Clallam County Master Gardeners’ plant sale. (Photo courtesy of Sandy Macias-Cortez)

Master Gardeners to sell multitude of starts

Key fundraisers for gardening programs in Clallam, Jefferson counties

Master Gardener Keith Dekker works in Sequim’s Woodcock Demonstration Garden, headquarters for the Clallam County Master Gardeners’ plant sale. (Photo courtesy of Sandy Macias-Cortez)
Carvers Se Sealth, also known as Jewell James, left, his brother Sit ki kadem, also called Doug James, and Doug's wife, Siam'elwit James, accompanied the Lummi House of Tears totem pole to downtown Port Townsend on Saturday. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

Cedar totem pole welcomed in Port Townsend

Lummi carving to travel across nation to D.C.

Carvers Se Sealth, also known as Jewell James, left, his brother Sit ki kadem, also called Doug James, and Doug's wife, Siam'elwit James, accompanied the Lummi House of Tears totem pole to downtown Port Townsend on Saturday. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
Tom Landa is bandleader of The Paperboys and Locarno, two ensembles from Vancouver, B.C., who will give virtual concerts during the Juan de Fuca Festival in May. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

Juan de Fuca Festival ‘reimagined’

Memorial Day event to offer live, virtual performances

Tom Landa is bandleader of The Paperboys and Locarno, two ensembles from Vancouver, B.C., who will give virtual concerts during the Juan de Fuca Festival in May. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

Pop-up clinics aim to draw down fourth wave

Four more cases reported in Clallam; three more in Jefferson

Marine Thrift swap meet set Saturday

The Marine Thrift Swap Meet — a springtime exchange of tools, hardware and boating gear — is set for Saturday at Marine… Continue reading

Carver Jewell James led the shaping of the nearly 25-foot totem pole that will be transported across the country this summer. The pole and its carvers will stop in Port Townsend on Saturday. (Photo courtesy of Freddie Lane Productions)

Totem pole’s national journey to stop in Port Townsend

‘Shared Responsibility’ destined for D.C.

Carver Jewell James led the shaping of the nearly 25-foot totem pole that will be transported across the country this summer. The pole and its carvers will stop in Port Townsend on Saturday. (Photo courtesy of Freddie Lane Productions)
Saxophonist Maria Powell, 16, of Chimacum.

From Beethoven to Queen, students perform live

New heights reached at Port Townsend Young Artist Competition

Saxophonist Maria Powell, 16, of Chimacum.
Caitlin Carnahan is the farmer at Diamond Day Bouquet in Chimacum. photo courtesy Caitlin Carnahan

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Sowing the seeds of happiness

I confess I used to spend at least $17 per week on coffee. That Americano put a bright spot in the middle of the work… Continue reading

Caitlin Carnahan is the farmer at Diamond Day Bouquet in Chimacum. photo courtesy Caitlin Carnahan
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Rob Lewis
Women working in Zambia’s Kafue National Park appear in “No Fear No Favor,” a Port Townsend Women & Film documentary opening Friday. The online festival features 18 movies plus interviews with the filmmakers. (Photo courtesy of Mirra Bank Films)

Women & Film 10-day festival starts streaming Friday

Interviews with directors part of inclusive package

Women working in Zambia’s Kafue National Park appear in “No Fear No Favor,” a Port Townsend Women & Film documentary opening Friday. The online festival features 18 movies plus interviews with the filmmakers. (Photo courtesy of Mirra Bank Films)
With her Peddler bicycle and trailer, Juri Jennings transports more than her weight in groceries to Port Townsend residents. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

The Peddler takes on hills, delivers local food

Bike design allows woman to transport up to 150 pounds

With her Peddler bicycle and trailer, Juri Jennings transports more than her weight in groceries to Port Townsend residents. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
The Kennewick, a Washington State ferry, heads past Port Townsend’s Water Street on Friday afternoon. Service will stay at just one boat through June 5, unlike pre-pandemic years, when two boats sailed between Port Townsend and Coupeville starting in May. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Two-boat service delayed until June in Port Townsend

Shop owners adjust to lack of tourists during busy season

The Kennewick, a Washington State ferry, heads past Port Townsend’s Water Street on Friday afternoon. Service will stay at just one boat through June 5, unlike pre-pandemic years, when two boats sailed between Port Townsend and Coupeville starting in May. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Joan Quigley 
(courtesy of the Quigley family)
Joan Quigley 
(courtesy of the Quigley family)
Pianist Alexander Tutunov will premiere a new solo recital featuring Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Brahms and Gershwin online this Saturday evening. photo courtesy Port Angeles Symphony

Encore: Pianist presents virtual concert Saturday

Tutunov plays pieces known to Port Angeles Symphony fans

Pianist Alexander Tutunov will premiere a new solo recital featuring Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Brahms and Gershwin online this Saturday evening. photo courtesy Port Angeles Symphony
Vocalist Kate Voss and her husband Jason Goessl, aka Sundae + Mr. Goessl, bring their vintage jazz and humor to a live-streamed "In [Your] Living Room" concert tonight. The Juan de Fuca Foundation for the Arts hosts the online show. photo courtesy Sundae + Mr. Goe

Unique Seattle duo performs living room concert tonight

Well I love my baby better / better than a brand-new sweater /I love my baby he keeps me warm at night… Continue reading

Vocalist Kate Voss and her husband Jason Goessl, aka Sundae + Mr. Goessl, bring their vintage jazz and humor to a live-streamed "In [Your] Living Room" concert tonight. The Juan de Fuca Foundation for the Arts hosts the online show. photo courtesy Sundae + Mr. Goe
All-Star the red-tailed hawk, one of the non-releasable birds at Discovery Bay Wild Bird Rescue, will appear at the organization's fundraiser Saturday on the Wild Birds Unlimited patio in Gardiner. All-Star is held by Cynthia Daily, the center's director. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

Wild bird center expands

Outdoor ‘baby bird shower’ set for Saturday

All-Star the red-tailed hawk, one of the non-releasable birds at Discovery Bay Wild Bird Rescue, will appear at the organization's fundraiser Saturday on the Wild Birds Unlimited patio in Gardiner. All-Star is held by Cynthia Daily, the center's director. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
Chef Wyatt Park, pictured in this file photo, shapes his sushi creations at the Jefferson County Farmers Market in Uptown Port Townsend on Saturdays. Along with dozens of other food and artisan vendors, Park mans his stand from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Tyler and Lawrence streets. For those who prefer to shop for fresh produce by computer or mobile device, JCFmarkets.org keeps its online market open for orders till 1 p.m. today. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

How he rolls

Chef Wyatt Park shapes his sushi creations at the Jefferson County Farmers Market in Uptown Port Townsend on Saturdays. Along with dozens of other food… Continue reading

Chef Wyatt Park, pictured in this file photo, shapes his sushi creations at the Jefferson County Farmers Market in Uptown Port Townsend on Saturdays. Along with dozens of other food and artisan vendors, Park mans his stand from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Tyler and Lawrence streets. For those who prefer to shop for fresh produce by computer or mobile device, JCFmarkets.org keeps its online market open for orders till 1 p.m. today. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)