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Mackenzie Grinnell, the First Friday Speaker Series presenter, will give an online talk about belonging to a culture and community. (Photo courtesy of Jefferson County Historical Society)

October First Friday Speaker Series

Tribal member to speak about what it means to belong to land

Mackenzie Grinnell, the First Friday Speaker Series presenter, will give an online talk about belonging to a culture and community. (Photo courtesy of Jefferson County Historical Society)

Forum teaches calming, de-escalation

Comments accentuate points of conflict

In what he called a “good frisky breeze,” Josh Porter of Port Townsend kiteboards across the Salish Sea beside Fort Worden State Park. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Kiteboarding across the Salish Sea

In what he called a “good frisky breeze,” Josh Porter of Port Townsend kiteboarded across the Salish Sea beside Fort Worden State Park.… Continue reading

In what he called a “good frisky breeze,” Josh Porter of Port Townsend kiteboards across the Salish Sea beside Fort Worden State Park. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Port Townsend Film Festival Executive Director Janette Force, left, joins emcee Joey Pipia in dressing up for Saturday night’s outdoor screening of “Legally Blonde” in downtown Port Townsend. Force, who has led the organization for 12 years, is retiring after this fall’s festival. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Films earn awards at Port Townsend festival

Executive director honored for 12 years in role

Port Townsend Film Festival Executive Director Janette Force, left, joins emcee Joey Pipia in dressing up for Saturday night’s outdoor screening of “Legally Blonde” in downtown Port Townsend. Force, who has led the organization for 12 years, is retiring after this fall’s festival. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Farmer Steve Dowdell, with help from Rocky Roo, samples blueberries at his Gray Fox Farm in Chimacum. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Gleaning opportunities abound in Jefferson County

Former trial lawyer cleaning up Chimacum farm

Farmer Steve Dowdell, with help from Rocky Roo, samples blueberries at his Gray Fox Farm in Chimacum. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
The Sims Way entrance to Port Townsend is lined with scores of Lombardy poplars — alongside power lines and the Boat Haven. The city and port plan to remove the trees to make room for boatyard expansion. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Iconic trees to be replaced, but with what?

Future meetings to give public chance to comment

The Sims Way entrance to Port Townsend is lined with scores of Lombardy poplars — alongside power lines and the Boat Haven. The city and port plan to remove the trees to make room for boatyard expansion. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
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A flock of moviegoers came to see "Lily Topples the World," Friday night's Port Townsend Film Festival outdoor cinema offering. With the Rose Theatre behind them, the crowd watched the documentary on a giant screen erected over Taylor Street in downtown Port Townsend. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

PT Film Festival outdoors and online

Final outdoor show tonight — if weather allows

A flock of moviegoers came to see "Lily Topples the World," Friday night's Port Townsend Film Festival outdoor cinema offering. With the Rose Theatre behind them, the crowd watched the documentary on a giant screen erected over Taylor Street in downtown Port Townsend. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
The cast of "The Savannah Sipping Society" -- from left, Lynne Murphy, Mindy Gelder, Jennifer Saul and Rebecca Gilbert -- will bring live theater to the Port Angeles Community Playhouse tonight through Oct. 10. (photo courtesy Georgia Meyers)

‘Sipping,’ music on tap this weekend

“The Savannah Sipping Society” at the Port Angeles Community Playhouse

The cast of "The Savannah Sipping Society" -- from left, Lynne Murphy, Mindy Gelder, Jennifer Saul and Rebecca Gilbert -- will bring live theater to the Port Angeles Community Playhouse tonight through Oct. 10. (photo courtesy Georgia Meyers)
Libby Atkins of Port Townsend leads a masked band of percussionists up Sheridan Street past Jefferson Healthcare hospital on Thursday. The women were part of a gratitude parade that included classic cars, bicyclists and bell-jinglers. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Gratitude for health workers

Libby Atkins of Port Townsend leads a masked band of percussionists up Sheridan Street past Jefferson Healthcare hospital on Thursday. The women were part of… Continue reading

Libby Atkins of Port Townsend leads a masked band of percussionists up Sheridan Street past Jefferson Healthcare hospital on Thursday. The women were part of a gratitude parade that included classic cars, bicyclists and bell-jinglers. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Port Townsend's Kathryn Hunt has published "Seed Wheel," a new poetry collection.

Outdoor reading highlights four poets

Hunt’s ‘Seed Wheel’ just released

Port Townsend's Kathryn Hunt has published "Seed Wheel," a new poetry collection.
Hollywood screenwriter and Chimacum High School alumna Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith will appear at the Port Townsend Film Festival’s outdoor cinema on Taylor Street this Saturday. (Photo courtesy Kirsten Smith)

Prolific screenwriter returns to Chimacum

‘Kiwi’ Smith tells of influence of mother, teacher

Hollywood screenwriter and Chimacum High School alumna Kirsten “Kiwi” Smith will appear at the Port Townsend Film Festival’s outdoor cinema on Taylor Street this Saturday. (Photo courtesy Kirsten Smith)
“Soy Cubana,” one of the documentaries screening during the Port Townsend Film Festival, stars, from left, mezzo-soprano Koset Muñoa Columbié, soprano Ana Josefina Hernández Rosillo, contralto bass Maryoris Mena Faez and contralto Annia Del Toro Leyva. (Photo by Ivaylo Getov)

Port Townsend Film Fest offers more than 80 movies

Virtual screenings available with passes

“Soy Cubana,” one of the documentaries screening during the Port Townsend Film Festival, stars, from left, mezzo-soprano Koset Muñoa Columbié, soprano Ana Josefina Hernández Rosillo, contralto bass Maryoris Mena Faez and contralto Annia Del Toro Leyva. (Photo by Ivaylo Getov)
Sailor Vineyard’s Gene Africa and sons Owen, 6, and Eamon, 3, take a walk among the vines during Saturday’s farm tour. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Autumn brings color, crops to Port Townsend

Farm tour drew more than 1,200 over weekend

Sailor Vineyard’s Gene Africa and sons Owen, 6, and Eamon, 3, take a walk among the vines during Saturday’s farm tour. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Pianist Mike Carroll of Port Ludlow will give an online Candlelight Concert Thursday night to benefit Gatheringplace of Port Townsend. (Photo courtesy of Mike Carroll)

Musician to play romantic classical music

Candlelight Concert set for Thursday online

Pianist Mike Carroll of Port Ludlow will give an online Candlelight Concert Thursday night to benefit Gatheringplace of Port Townsend. (Photo courtesy of Mike Carroll)

Poetry reading marks autumnal equinox

A fall literary gathering is set for Wednesday — the autumnal equinox — at Finnriver Farm & Cidery, 124 Center Road. In the… Continue reading

Busker Jonathan Doyle plays on Water Street in Port Townsend beside the Hidden History sign about smuggling during the 19th and 20th centuries. The series of Hidden History panels inspire twice-monthly walking tours around downtown. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Girls’ Night Out off, but history tours ongoing

COVID-19 concerns change plans for October gatherings

Busker Jonathan Doyle plays on Water Street in Port Townsend beside the Hidden History sign about smuggling during the 19th and 20th centuries. The series of Hidden History panels inspire twice-monthly walking tours around downtown. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer meets via Zoom with the Chamber of Jefferson County on Friday. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Infrastructure bill coming

Congressman Derek Kilmer highlights child care, broadband

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer meets via Zoom with the Chamber of Jefferson County on Friday. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Raincoast Farm co-owner Margaret Stoermer, right, talks with visitor Jessica Cunningham of Seattle outside the Raincoast Farms Food Bank Garden of Port Townsend on Saturday. The Jefferson County Farm Tour, with seven locations open for in-person visits, continues today. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Jefferson County Farm Tour finishes today

In-person, online experiences available

Raincoast Farm co-owner Margaret Stoermer, right, talks with visitor Jessica Cunningham of Seattle outside the Raincoast Farms Food Bank Garden of Port Townsend on Saturday. The Jefferson County Farm Tour, with seven locations open for in-person visits, continues today. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Emperor penguins are among the creatures Bill Curtsinger of Port Townsend photographed during his career with National Geographic. Curtsinger and his collaborator, nature writer Kenneth Brower, will host an online conversation about their work together Sunday afternoon. (Photo copyright Bill Curtsinger)

Deep-sea diver to give free live talk

Photographer worked for National Geographic

Emperor penguins are among the creatures Bill Curtsinger of Port Townsend photographed during his career with National Geographic. Curtsinger and his collaborator, nature writer Kenneth Brower, will host an online conversation about their work together Sunday afternoon. (Photo copyright Bill Curtsinger)