Diane Urbani de la Paz

A hint of sunlight shines on a Washington State Ferry on Tuesday, the day after the winter solstice, as it sails into Port Townsend. The sun will rise a few more minutes earlier each day and set a few minutes later through the spring equinox on March 20. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

The days are getting longer

A hint of sunlight shines on a Washington State Ferry on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020, the day after the winter solstice, as it sails into… Continue reading

A hint of sunlight shines on a Washington State Ferry on Tuesday, the day after the winter solstice, as it sails into Port Townsend. The sun will rise a few more minutes earlier each day and set a few minutes later through the spring equinox on March 20. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Writer-illustrator Taylor Mermel of Marrowstone Island has published a pair of picture books to help children with stress and anxiety. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Grown-up child writes from own experience

Books provide resources for kids feeling overwhelmed

Writer-illustrator Taylor Mermel of Marrowstone Island has published a pair of picture books to help children with stress and anxiety. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Jefferson Transit makes plans for new year

Additional buses could be added

Escorted by his dog Zeke, volunteer Gabe Quintanilla brings a newly refurbished bike to the Port Townsend ReCyclery Christmas tree he built from castoff bicycle wheels. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

ReCyclery revamps bicycles as gifts

Volunteers, donations fuel program

Escorted by his dog Zeke, volunteer Gabe Quintanilla brings a newly refurbished bike to the Port Townsend ReCyclery Christmas tree he built from castoff bicycle wheels. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
Working the COVID vaccination drive-up station Thursday are, from left, Jefferson Healthcare staffers Jaimie Hoobler, Brandy Boyd, Jess Cigalotti and Lori Banks. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
Working the COVID vaccination drive-up station Thursday are, from left, Jefferson Healthcare staffers Jaimie Hoobler, Brandy Boyd, Jess Cigalotti and Lori Banks. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
Nurse Jess Cigalotti administers the North Olympic Peninsula's first COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday to Dr. Tracie Harris, an internist and hospitalist who cares for COVID patients at Jefferson Healthcare hospital. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Nurse Jess Cigalotti administers the North Olympic Peninsula's first COVID-19 vaccine Wednesday to Dr. Tracie Harris, an internist and hospitalist who cares for COVID patients at Jefferson Healthcare hospital. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Violist Richard O'Neill, who grew up in Sequim, will give an online performance Saturday of music that has won him a Grammy nomination.

Online concert features Peninsula violist in Korea

Richard O’Neill is a classical music rock star

Violist Richard O'Neill, who grew up in Sequim, will give an online performance Saturday of music that has won him a Grammy nomination.
Having renovated the Port Townsend Athletic Club, owner Teresa Hoffmann awaits the day she can reopen her doors. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

After renovations, PT Athletic Club awaits reopening

Owner asks public to help with funding

Having renovated the Port Townsend Athletic Club, owner Teresa Hoffmann awaits the day she can reopen her doors. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Morgan Hanna, left, and Kenenisa Hanna found a Serendipity Farm wreath at Saturday's Uptown Port Townsend farmers market. The last market of the year is this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Final Port Townsend farmers market until spring set for this Saturday

Locals support vendors’ booths after tourist slump

Morgan Hanna, left, and Kenenisa Hanna found a Serendipity Farm wreath at Saturday's Uptown Port Townsend farmers market. The last market of the year is this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
The Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

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The Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Finnriver Farm & Cidery crew members Evelyn Cilley, left, and Sarah Albert co-host the Community Bowls and Soup Sharing this weekend.  photo Diane Urbani de la Paz

Bowls, soup shared at cidery

Donations aid food banks

Finnriver Farm & Cidery crew members Evelyn Cilley, left, and Sarah Albert co-host the Community Bowls and Soup Sharing this weekend.  photo Diane Urbani de la Paz
Lauren Kuehne, lead author of a new study of noise pollution on the Olympic Peninsula, works in the forests of Western Washington.

Growlers blamed for noise pollution

New study, Navy disagree on effects

Lauren Kuehne, lead author of a new study of noise pollution on the Olympic Peninsula, works in the forests of Western Washington.
Siobhan Canty, CEO of the Jefferson Community Foundation, works with the Housing Solutions Network in her new office space in Port Townsend. After the foundation was evicted from its Port Hadlock office, Edensaw Woods donated the Julian Street space. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Jefferson County community asked to free up affordable housing

Shortage affects workforce as well as homeless

Siobhan Canty, CEO of the Jefferson Community Foundation, works with the Housing Solutions Network in her new office space in Port Townsend. After the foundation was evicted from its Port Hadlock office, Edensaw Woods donated the Julian Street space. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Denise Winter stars in the title role in "May's Vote," the Key City Public Theatre production online Saturday and Sunday. photo Diane Urbani de la Paz

Key City Public Theatre plans variety of holiday events

A drama about two suffragists, short daily videos and Zoom meetings with Santa Claus are the latest offerings from Key City Public… Continue reading

Denise Winter stars in the title role in "May's Vote," the Key City Public Theatre production online Saturday and Sunday. photo Diane Urbani de la Paz
Port Townsend High School Orchestra teacher Daniel Ferland will engineer this Saturday's virtual concert.  photo courtesy Port Townsend High School

Port Townsend High School music benefit set

Donations to fund backpack program for students

Port Townsend High School Orchestra teacher Daniel Ferland will engineer this Saturday's virtual concert.  photo courtesy Port Townsend High School
Beverly Michaelsen, left, and her daughter Kaiya Lily Hubbard are ready to start a new chapter. They have put their shop, the Wandering Wardrobe, up for sale. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Wandering Wardrobe owners put vintage clothing shop up for sale

Retro dresses, suits could find homes with internet sales

Beverly Michaelsen, left, and her daughter Kaiya Lily Hubbard are ready to start a new chapter. They have put their shop, the Wandering Wardrobe, up for sale. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Downtown music making, such as that by cellist Sage Coy, has long been part of Port Townsend's cultural identity. Now, with the state officially naming a Creative District within the city, artists are invited to submit proposals for wayfinding art markers downtown, Uptown and at Fort Worden State Park. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Artists sought for Port Townsend sign project

Work to define Creative District

Downtown music making, such as that by cellist Sage Coy, has long been part of Port Townsend's cultural identity. Now, with the state officially naming a Creative District within the city, artists are invited to submit proposals for wayfinding art markers downtown, Uptown and at Fort Worden State Park. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Denise Winter portrays May Arkwright Hutton in "May's Vote," the Key City Public Theatre production streaming later this week. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

Historical drama tells of suffrage victory

‘May’s Vote’ documents successful political partnership

Denise Winter portrays May Arkwright Hutton in "May's Vote," the Key City Public Theatre production streaming later this week. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
Jefferson Transit operator Linda Baumgaertner steps out from behind the barrier around her driver's seat. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Jefferson Transit operator Linda Baumgaertner steps out from behind the barrier around her driver's seat. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
As remodeling begins at Key City Public Theatre, artistic director Denise Winter sorts through the playhouse archives. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

Key City Public Theatre remodeling

With a major grant and ongoing breaks from its landlord, Key City Public Theatre is remodeling for a post-pandemic re-emergence. The First… Continue reading

As remodeling begins at Key City Public Theatre, artistic director Denise Winter sorts through the playhouse archives. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News