Diane Urbani de la Paz

Singer and chef Grace Love is embarking on new ventures in 2021, including pay-what-you-can pop-up lunches, a biscuit-mix challenge and, she hopes, a kitchen of her own.  Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
Singer and chef Grace Love is embarking on new ventures in 2021, including pay-what-you-can pop-up lunches, a biscuit-mix challenge and, she hopes, a kitchen of her own.  Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
Bigfoot -- aka Kepler Stanley-Hunt of Port Townsend -- appeared recently with his family's Tesla on McCurdy Point Road. More Bigfoot sightings are forecast as the Taming Bigfoot 2021: Recovering Greener challenge gets underway.  photo by Laura Tucker

Contest aims to lighten carbon footprint

Participants to register by Jan. 21; competition begins Feb. 1

Bigfoot -- aka Kepler Stanley-Hunt of Port Townsend -- appeared recently with his family's Tesla on McCurdy Point Road. More Bigfoot sightings are forecast as the Taming Bigfoot 2021: Recovering Greener challenge gets underway.  photo by Laura Tucker

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Epiphanies: They’re in there

TODAY IS EPIPHANY, aka Three Kings Day. On the Christian calendar, Jan. 6 is when the Magi discovered the baby Jesus had been born, and… Continue reading

Cherish Cronmiller is the executive director for Olympic Community Action Programs. She announced this week OlyCAP has received more than $11 million from a state Department of Commerce grant to go toward the Seventh and Hendricks affordable housing project. (Brian McLean/Peninsula Daily News)
Cherish Cronmiller is the executive director for Olympic Community Action Programs. She announced this week OlyCAP has received more than $11 million from a state Department of Commerce grant to go toward the Seventh and Hendricks affordable housing project. (Brian McLean/Peninsula Daily News)

Port Townsend police chief hopefuls to meet public

Questions may be submitted until Thursday

Piper Dunlap of Port Townsend rides the cold waves at North Beach County Park, where he and four other surfers stayed Sunday evening until it was too dark to see. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Catching some waves

Piper Dunlap of Port Townsend rides the cold waves at North Beach County Park, where he and four other surfers stayed Sunday evening until it… Continue reading

Piper Dunlap of Port Townsend rides the cold waves at North Beach County Park, where he and four other surfers stayed Sunday evening until it was too dark to see. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Jefferson Community Foundation CEO Siobhan Canty is the American Association of University Women's 2021 Woman of Excellence. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Foundation CEO named Woman of Excellence

Siobhan Canty selected by American Association of University Women

Jefferson Community Foundation CEO Siobhan Canty is the American Association of University Women's 2021 Woman of Excellence. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Haida-Tlingit artist Robert Davidson is the subject of "Haida Modern," the first selection in the year-round PTFF Pics series. Photo by Tina Schliessler

New series to feature film, interviews with directors

New series begins with ‘Haida Modern’

Haida-Tlingit artist Robert Davidson is the subject of "Haida Modern," the first selection in the year-round PTFF Pics series. Photo by Tina Schliessler
Lou Quevedo and Ann Carlson chose the Olympic Mountains as the backdrop for their October wedding.
Lou Quevedo and Ann Carlson chose the Olympic Mountains as the backdrop for their October wedding.
Graceful as a sea lioness, Laura Rogers of Port Hadlock took the plunge off the dock on New Year’s Day 2021. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

Plunging regardless: Swimmers, spectators gather at Nordland

Store will reopen, eventually, owner says

Graceful as a sea lioness, Laura Rogers of Port Hadlock took the plunge off the dock on New Year’s Day 2021. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

Dove House distributes funds

Application deadline Jan.13

Builder Randy Welle holds up the new sign for the village of individual shelters near the Community United Methodist Church in Port Hadlock. Pastor Scott Rosekrans, left, and original project manager Peter Bonyun joined him in Thursday's blessing ceremony. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

Pastor welcomes ‘community spirit village’

Volunteers build shelters in Port Hadlock for those in need

Builder Randy Welle holds up the new sign for the village of individual shelters near the Community United Methodist Church in Port Hadlock. Pastor Scott Rosekrans, left, and original project manager Peter Bonyun joined him in Thursday's blessing ceremony. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
Wind snapped a stop sign post at Lawrence and Van Buren streets on Wednesday in Uptown Port Townsend. The powerful gusts knocked power out for nearly 1,000 Jefferson Public Utility District customers throughout the morning. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Storm barrels through Port Townsend area

Lights out for more than 2,000 customers

Wind snapped a stop sign post at Lawrence and Van Buren streets on Wednesday in Uptown Port Townsend. The powerful gusts knocked power out for nearly 1,000 Jefferson Public Utility District customers throughout the morning. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Vocal Masters instructor Elaine Gardner-Morales, also a bass player, has created an online Peninsula College course for singers to explore jazz, country and pop music.   (Philip D. Lusk/For Peninsula Daily News)

Vocalists still singing online despite it all

Vocal Masters Series class welcomes students, guest coaches

Vocal Masters instructor Elaine Gardner-Morales, also a bass player, has created an online Peninsula College course for singers to explore jazz, country and pop music.   (Philip D. Lusk/For Peninsula Daily News)
Tasting room lead Heidi Haney, left, and co-owner Karle Coppenrath await the day when the restored Port Townsend Vineyards Vintage Downtown building and plaza can host the gatherings it's designed for. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Restorations preserve public spaces

PT Vineyards, Worthington Mansion among 12 award winners

Tasting room lead Heidi Haney, left, and co-owner Karle Coppenrath await the day when the restored Port Townsend Vineyards Vintage Downtown building and plaza can host the gatherings it's designed for. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Ellie DiPietro of the Jefferson County Historical Society proposed the idea of Letters to 2020 and wrote one of her own. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Letters to 2020 project solicits reflections

‘Get lost!’ says one pre-paid postcard to past 12 months

Ellie DiPietro of the Jefferson County Historical Society proposed the idea of Letters to 2020 and wrote one of her own. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Volunteers Mya Lindstrom, left, and Judy Robinett direct the carrots and scalloped potatoes through the assembly line during the Tri-Area Community Center's Christmas dinner on Friday. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

Tri-Area Community Center cooks 328 meals

Christmas dinner curbside in Chimacum

Volunteers Mya Lindstrom, left, and Judy Robinett direct the carrots and scalloped potatoes through the assembly line during the Tri-Area Community Center's Christmas dinner on Friday. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

COVID recovery plan approved

Plan start of new era

Volunteer builder Randy Welle prepares to welcome people to the Bayside Housing village in Port Hadlock. The sky-blue shelter is named Beth's House in honor of cofounder Peter Bonyun's late wife Beth Lorber.  Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

Shelter village arrives on Faith Way in Port Townsend

Project a ‘Christmas gift to the community’

Volunteer builder Randy Welle prepares to welcome people to the Bayside Housing village in Port Hadlock. The sky-blue shelter is named Beth's House in honor of cofounder Peter Bonyun's late wife Beth Lorber.  Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
Nurse Jess Cigalotti administers the COVID-19 vaccine to Jefferson Healthcare laboratory staffer Lindsay Laughlin at the drive-up site in Port Townsend. More than 750 frontline healthcare workers will have made their immunization appointments by the end of today.
Nurse Jess Cigalotti administers the COVID-19 vaccine to Jefferson Healthcare laboratory staffer Lindsay Laughlin at the drive-up site in Port Townsend. More than 750 frontline healthcare workers will have made their immunization appointments by the end of today.