Diane Urbani de la Paz

Farmer-florist Lexi Koch of Port Townsend and her son Jude, 8, unwrapped a few dozen roses Thursday for the extra-large floral heart garland to be placed at Haller Fountain on Monday. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Tribute to be for those lost to COVID-19

Port Townsend women to adorn fountain with roses

Farmer-florist Lexi Koch of Port Townsend and her son Jude, 8, unwrapped a few dozen roses Thursday for the extra-large floral heart garland to be placed at Haller Fountain on Monday. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Classic sailboats, like this one in 2017's Shipwrights' Regatta, will race on Port Townsend Bay in a 2021 event this Saturday. (Peninsula Daily News file)
Classic sailboats, like this one in 2017's Shipwrights' Regatta, will race on Port Townsend Bay in a 2021 event this Saturday. (Peninsula Daily News file)
Singer Sam Chase, seen at a mural in Eugene, Ore., will give a free online performance Friday via the Juan de Fuca Foundation for the Arts' YouTube channel. (Photo courtesy The Sam Chase)

Singer-guitarist to perform free virtual concert

Live streams make trying times bearable for rock musician

Singer Sam Chase, seen at a mural in Eugene, Ore., will give a free online performance Friday via the Juan de Fuca Foundation for the Arts' YouTube channel. (Photo courtesy The Sam Chase)
Washington state poet laureate Claudia Castro Luna, seen at Fort Worden's Wheeler Theater in summer 2019, will give a free online reading Thursday via Northwind Art. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Former, present poets laureate to read work

Special presentation offered free online Thursday

Washington state poet laureate Claudia Castro Luna, seen at Fort Worden's Wheeler Theater in summer 2019, will give a free online reading Thursday via Northwind Art. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Erica Bauermeister writes about her Port Townsend home in "House Lessons," the city's 2021 Community Read. photo by Ben Bauermeister
Erica Bauermeister writes about her Port Townsend home in "House Lessons," the city's 2021 Community Read. photo by Ben Bauermeister
Congressman Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor.

Kilmer: Bill key to infrastructure

Legislation will be part of recovery effort, he says

Congressman Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor.
Amy Grondin fishes the waters of Washington and Alaska in the Arminta out of Port Townsend. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
Amy Grondin fishes the waters of Washington and Alaska in the Arminta out of Port Townsend. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
Cellist Julian Schwarz and his wife, pianist Marika Bournaki, will give a recital in March for Port Angeles Symphony fans. (Courtesy Schwarz-Bournaki)

Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra moves to Plan D

Fulfilling its mission — connecting with the local community through music — hasn’t been easy for the Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra in… Continue reading

Cellist Julian Schwarz and his wife, pianist Marika Bournaki, will give a recital in March for Port Angeles Symphony fans. (Courtesy Schwarz-Bournaki)

Styrofoam recycling event Saturday

The StyroCyclers, a new volunteer group, will have its first Styrofoam recycling event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. The event… Continue reading

Farmer Peter Mustin plans to raise poultry -- including turkeys, chickens and quail -- on his 24-acre Woodbridge Farm in Chimacum. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

Woodbridge Farm a renewal for land and man

Chimacum farm to grow poultry, flowers

Farmer Peter Mustin plans to raise poultry -- including turkeys, chickens and quail -- on his 24-acre Woodbridge Farm in Chimacum. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
Ken Hanson and his wife, Pat Todd, are back home in Port Ludlow after a harrowing night that ended with Ken's rescue by a bloodhound named Jelly. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Lost hiker with limited vision rescued

Volunteeers, search dogs comb trails

Ken Hanson and his wife, Pat Todd, are back home in Port Ludlow after a harrowing night that ended with Ken's rescue by a bloodhound named Jelly. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Terell Stafford, seen during the 2019 Jazz Port Townsend workshop and festival, will appear again this year as Centrum brings its spring and summer programs online. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Centrum plans virtual concerts, classes

Multiple cameras, live streaming add to unique events

Terell Stafford, seen during the 2019 Jazz Port Townsend workshop and festival, will appear again this year as Centrum brings its spring and summer programs online. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
January's full moon lights the Salish Sea at Fort Worden State Park. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Getting away, six minutes away

MALDIVES OVERWATER BUNGALOWS. Barcelona five nights, $347! Such are the absurdities in my email’s “Promotions” folder from various travel newsletters. I shake my head and… Continue reading

January's full moon lights the Salish Sea at Fort Worden State Park. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Natalia Guevara and her granddaughter Natali, 8, have been reunited with Honey the cat after nearly three months of searching. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

With a little help, Honey is home after 12 weeks

Neighbor, humane society reconnect cat with her family

Natalia Guevara and her granddaughter Natali, 8, have been reunited with Honey the cat after nearly three months of searching. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Ivan Daniel Espinosa of Port Townsend will present an online program about his performance art Thursday afternoon. (Photo courtesy of Ivan Daniel Espinosa)

Goddard College artists to present work

A woman who studied to become a Buddhist nun, a Northwest logger’s daughter, a Canadian filmmaker and a Latino choreographer: All will… Continue reading

Ivan Daniel Espinosa of Port Townsend will present an online program about his performance art Thursday afternoon. (Photo courtesy of Ivan Daniel Espinosa)
Amie Albaugh of Sequim, seen at the market stand last year, is among the vendors at the Jefferson County Farmers Market. The market invites farmers, chefs and artisans of color to apply for grants from its new startup fund. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Farmers market start-up fund aims for inclusivity

Grants open for people of color

Amie Albaugh of Sequim, seen at the market stand last year, is among the vendors at the Jefferson County Farmers Market. The market invites farmers, chefs and artisans of color to apply for grants from its new startup fund. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Benji Project teacher Heather McRae-Woolf talks with her daughter Orlanda on the Swan School patio, the setting for a new mindfulness circle for teens in Port Townsend. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

The Benji Project opens mindfulness circle

Free program aims to support youth and mental health

Benji Project teacher Heather McRae-Woolf talks with her daughter Orlanda on the Swan School patio, the setting for a new mindfulness circle for teens in Port Townsend. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Richard Maxwell stretches before his Friday workout at the Port Townsend Athletic Club, which is about to double its capacity as North Olympic Peninsula gyms move into Phase 2 of the state's economic recovery plan. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

Restrictions eased for workout facilities

It’s about to get easier to work out or join a yoga class. Movies on the big screen, however, are still somewhere on the horizon.… Continue reading

Richard Maxwell stretches before his Friday workout at the Port Townsend Athletic Club, which is about to double its capacity as North Olympic Peninsula gyms move into Phase 2 of the state's economic recovery plan. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
Cameron Scott

Free panel explores digital storytelling

Videos are three minutes or less

Cameron Scott
Barber Debbie Hinton of Port Townsend's Victorian Clipper barbershop had a vintage truck towed in from Chimacum decades ago, with the intention of planting a garden in it. These days it's a changing holiday display festooned in February with Valentine's Day decor. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Holiday decor

Barber Debbie Hinton of Port Townsend’s Victorian Clipper barbershop had a vintage truck towed in from Chimacum decades ago, with the intention of planting a… Continue reading

Barber Debbie Hinton of Port Townsend's Victorian Clipper barbershop had a vintage truck towed in from Chimacum decades ago, with the intention of planting a garden in it. These days it's a changing holiday display festooned in February with Valentine's Day decor. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)