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Port Townsend High School seniors planning a tennis court prom this spring are, clockwise from left, Finn O’Donnell, Sorina Johnston, Stella Jorgensen and Melanie Bakin. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Port Townsend High School students to dance under the stars on prom night

Tennis court to be decorated for special evening

Port Townsend High School seniors planning a tennis court prom this spring are, clockwise from left, Finn O’Donnell, Sorina Johnston, Stella Jorgensen and Melanie Bakin. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Port Townsend singer-songwriter and cafe co-owner Clay Bartlett will give a Candlelight Concert online Thursday. (Photo courtesy of Clay Bartlett)

Singer-songwriter set for show

Candlelight series continues with Bartlett’s concert

Port Townsend singer-songwriter and cafe co-owner Clay Bartlett will give a Candlelight Concert online Thursday. (Photo courtesy of Clay Bartlett)
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 Mark Puryear, right, seen with Terry Harmonica Bean in 2019, will be among the teaching artists in Centrum’s Acoustic Blues workshop this summer.

Centrum raising funds to match major grant

Funds will expand summer workshops

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 Mark Puryear, right, seen with Terry Harmonica Bean in 2019, will be among the teaching artists in Centrum’s Acoustic Blues workshop this summer.
Houlton Madinger of Port Townsend is among the first to enjoy the Mountain View Pool’s 84-degree water Monday morning. The city pool, at 1925 Blaine St., has reopened for lap swimming and independent water aerobics — by reservation — from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, visit cityofpt.us/pool or phone 360-385-POOL (7665). (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Open for reservations

Houlton Madinger of Port Townsend is among the first to enjoy the Mountain View Pool’s 84-degree water Monday morning. The city pool, at 1925 Blaine… Continue reading

Houlton Madinger of Port Townsend is among the first to enjoy the Mountain View Pool’s 84-degree water Monday morning. The city pool, at 1925 Blaine St., has reopened for lap swimming and independent water aerobics — by reservation — from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, visit cityofpt.us/pool or phone 360-385-POOL (7665). (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
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Carol Rich shares her Port Townsend home with Zoe, left, and Xen.
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Carol Rich shares her Port Townsend home with Zoe, left, and Xen.
Ewen LeRest, 16, of Quilcene, has received statewide recognition for his photography, which celebrates school activities as well as the natural world. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

Young ‘environmental photojournalist’ wins award

Photographs advance to state competition

Ewen LeRest, 16, of Quilcene, has received statewide recognition for his photography, which celebrates school activities as well as the natural world. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
Marika Bournaki and her husband Julian Schwarz, a Port Angeles Symphony guest soloist, together offer a recital of music by Beethoven, Fauré and others this Saturday via the symphony's YouTube channel. photo courtesy of the Port Angeles Symphony

Cellist, pianist offer Port Angeles Symphony fans an evening of music

When two musicians become romantically involved, “it doesn’t mean you see eye to eye or have the same temperament when it comes… Continue reading

Marika Bournaki and her husband Julian Schwarz, a Port Angeles Symphony guest soloist, together offer a recital of music by Beethoven, Fauré and others this Saturday via the symphony's YouTube channel. photo courtesy of the Port Angeles Symphony
Ashley Kehl, left, and his wife Jennimae Hillyard will host the 10th annual Plant & Seed Exchange in Port Townsend on Sunday. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Plant & Seed Exchange outdoors this Sunday

Free event hosted at farm open to all levels of gardeners

Ashley Kehl, left, and his wife Jennimae Hillyard will host the 10th annual Plant & Seed Exchange in Port Townsend on Sunday. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
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“Miss Lillian: More than a President’s Mother,” is a new documentary film inspired by Carol Swarbrick Dries of Sequim’s one-woman show. The movie is part of the online Cinejoy film festival this Saturday through 
March 30.
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“Miss Lillian: More than a President’s Mother,” is a new documentary film inspired by Carol Swarbrick Dries of Sequim’s one-woman show. The movie is part of the online Cinejoy film festival this Saturday through 
March 30.
Port Townsend Film Festival board member Rafael Urquia and Executive Director Janette Force, seen during the 2019 festival, will get together virtually for “A Toast to the Future,” a free online event Thursday evening. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

‘Toast to the Future’ premieres short film

Former festival guests speak in feature

Port Townsend Film Festival board member Rafael Urquia and Executive Director Janette Force, seen during the 2019 festival, will get together virtually for “A Toast to the Future,” a free online event Thursday evening. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
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DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: A year of transformation — in place

The post stopped me in the middle of my scrolling. Here was Meiqi Liang, a young woman who had impressed me with her grace —… Continue reading

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Nan Evans visited Port Townsend’s Quimper Wildlife Corridor this week in anticipation of hosting the Conservation Breakfast, a free online event presented by the Jefferson Land Trust on Thursday morning. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Quimper wildlife refuge topic of breakfast

Variety of speakers scheduled for online discussion

Nan Evans visited Port Townsend’s Quimper Wildlife Corridor this week in anticipation of hosting the Conservation Breakfast, a free online event presented by the Jefferson Land Trust on Thursday morning. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
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 Auctioneer Dennis Caldirola, left, and auction chair Lisa Harvey-Boyd piloted the first Applause! Virtual Auction, a key Port Angeles Symphony fundraiser.

Auction raises $22,000 for Port Angeles Symphony

Board shifts its focus to online presentation

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 Auctioneer Dennis Caldirola, left, and auction chair Lisa Harvey-Boyd piloted the first Applause! Virtual Auction, a key Port Angeles Symphony fundraiser.
Richard O’Neill, seen rehearsing for one of his solo appearances with the Port Angeles Symphony, won a Grammy Award on Sunday for best classical instrumental solo recording. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Peninsula violist O’Neill wins Grammy award

Sequim native gets nod with best classical music performance

Richard O’Neill, seen rehearsing for one of his solo appearances with the Port Angeles Symphony, won a Grammy Award on Sunday for best classical instrumental solo recording. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Carol Cummins of Port Townsend, winner of the Taming Bigfoot 2021 contest to reduce the carbon footprint in Jefferson County, receives congratulations from Bigfoot, otherwise known as Polly Lyle of Port Townsend. (Photo courtesy of Polly Lyle)

Taming Bigfoot: Teams combine efforts to reduce carbon footprints

Participants use low-meat diet, electric cars

Carol Cummins of Port Townsend, winner of the Taming Bigfoot 2021 contest to reduce the carbon footprint in Jefferson County, receives congratulations from Bigfoot, otherwise known as Polly Lyle of Port Townsend. (Photo courtesy of Polly Lyle)

Mountain View Pool in Port Townsend to open March 22

Online system for reservations in place

The Port of Port Townsend boat lift, seen from the Boat Haven beach, is one of the services the port offers the maritime community. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Port commission eyes economic development role

EDC Team Jefferson currently operates as county’s ADO

The Port of Port Townsend boat lift, seen from the Boat Haven beach, is one of the services the port offers the maritime community. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Mary O'Shaughnessy filled a dressform with photographic images from her life to create "The Home Within," a top award winner in the "Spirit of Home" exhibition. The show is on display at the Grover Gallery in downtown Port Townsend through March 28.
Mary O'Shaughnessy filled a dressform with photographic images from her life to create "The Home Within," a top award winner in the "Spirit of Home" exhibition. The show is on display at the Grover Gallery in downtown Port Townsend through March 28.
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 Jim Weaver and Karen Halberg Weaver stand among Tamworth pigs in a covered enclosure on their Wild Edge Farm west of Port Angeles.

Online Farm & Food Finder aims to feed Peninsula

Eat Local First Collaborative farms launch new tool

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 Jim Weaver and Karen Halberg Weaver stand among Tamworth pigs in a covered enclosure on their Wild Edge Farm west of Port Angeles.
Port Angeles Symphony conductor and music director Jonathan Pasternack offers virtual music lessons -- in a topic of the high bidder's choice -- during tonight's Applause! Auction. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra virtual auction set tonight

A little tango music, a lot of weed-pulling: Both are part of the Applause! Virtual Auction, a fundraiser for the Port Angeles… Continue reading

Port Angeles Symphony conductor and music director Jonathan Pasternack offers virtual music lessons -- in a topic of the high bidder's choice -- during tonight's Applause! Auction. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News