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Vehicles pass a streatery on Lawrence Street, where patrons of Seal Dog Coffee stopped in Saturday morning. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Streateries provoke various comments

Majority in survey are opposed due to parking

Vehicles pass a streatery on Lawrence Street, where patrons of Seal Dog Coffee stopped in Saturday morning. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Orchestra teacher Daniel Ferland works with his students at Port Townsend High School. About 75 musicians recently traveled to the Central Washington University Orchestra Festival in Ellensburg. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Port Townsend High School symphony improvises

Students, parents rally after positive COVID test

Orchestra teacher Daniel Ferland works with his students at Port Townsend High School. About 75 musicians recently traveled to the Central Washington University Orchestra Festival in Ellensburg. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
An aerial photo shows the Caswell-Brown Village on Mill Road at the edge of Port Townsend. The site, purchased by Jefferson County and operated by the Olympic Community Action Programs, has the potential for expansion to serve more families and single people who are homeless. photo courtesy Olympic Community Action Programs

Update: Unhoused find homes

Caswell-Brown Village encampment expansion before county

An aerial photo shows the Caswell-Brown Village on Mill Road at the edge of Port Townsend. The site, purchased by Jefferson County and operated by the Olympic Community Action Programs, has the potential for expansion to serve more families and single people who are homeless. photo courtesy Olympic Community Action Programs
Barbarian Fine Cuisine’s Chris Kauffman was among the numerous cooks working opening day of the Port Townsend market on Saturday. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Farmers Market opens

Barbarian Fine Cuisine’s Chris Kauffman was among the numerous cooks working opening day of the Port Townsend Farmers Market on Saturday. Jefferson County Farmers Markets… Continue reading

Barbarian Fine Cuisine’s Chris Kauffman was among the numerous cooks working opening day of the Port Townsend market on Saturday. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Marine Thrift shop reopens today in Port Townsend

Marine Thrift, the Northwest Maritime Center’s second-hand store for sailors, builders and do-it-yourselfers, is reopening today with a swap meet at its… Continue reading

Shelly Leavens, executive director of the Jefferson County Historical Society, will welcome visitors to the new "Wood" exhibition — which includes Annalise Rubida's wooden lights — during an open house this Saturday evening. The Jefferson Museum of Art & History on Water Street in Port Townsend is the venue. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Shelly Leavens, executive director of the Jefferson County Historical Society, will welcome visitors to the new "Wood" exhibition — which includes Annalise Rubida's wooden lights — during an open house this Saturday evening. The Jefferson Museum of Art & History on Water Street in Port Townsend is the venue. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Jefferson Transit names interim general manager

Fixed-route operations manager steps into role

Tom Nall of Crusty Crumb Bakery, pictured in 2021, is among more than a dozen vendors of prepared foods participating this year in the Port Townsend Farmers Market, which takes over Tyler Street in the Uptown district starting this Saturday. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Port Townsend Farmers Market to open Saturday

Welcoming ceremony to mark event’s 30th anniversary

Tom Nall of Crusty Crumb Bakery, pictured in 2021, is among more than a dozen vendors of prepared foods participating this year in the Port Townsend Farmers Market, which takes over Tyler Street in the Uptown district starting this Saturday. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Zorro, a soon-to-be adopted resident at Center Valley Animal Rescue in Quilcene, allowed staff member Cody Maxwell to hold him while she spoke about the organization’s fundraising celebration this Saturday at Port Townsend’s Northwest Maritime Center. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Center Valley fundraiser in person this year

Online auction to precede gala event on Saturday

Zorro, a soon-to-be adopted resident at Center Valley Animal Rescue in Quilcene, allowed staff member Cody Maxwell to hold him while she spoke about the organization’s fundraising celebration this Saturday at Port Townsend’s Northwest Maritime Center. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Doug Chin is the speaker this Friday in the Jefferson County Historical Society's First Friday Speaker Series, both in person at the Northwest Maritime Center and online. photo courtesy Jefferson County Historical Society

Chinese American history in state topic of lecture

In a hybrid presentation this Friday evening, writer, activist and historian Doug Chin will delve into the history of Chinese and Chinese… Continue reading

Doug Chin is the speaker this Friday in the Jefferson County Historical Society's First Friday Speaker Series, both in person at the Northwest Maritime Center and online. photo courtesy Jefferson County Historical Society

Music, art offered in Friday entertainment

It’s going to be a big weekend for art shows and live music on the North Olympic Peninsula. Here’s a sampling of things to see… Continue reading

Port Townsend School District Superintendent Linda Rosenbury, left, and Main Street Program Executive Director Mari Mullen were among the people who came to the city’s streateries-and-parklets open house at the Cotton Building on Tuesday. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Streateries discussion in progress

Port Townsend council expects to make decision in May

Port Townsend School District Superintendent Linda Rosenbury, left, and Main Street Program Executive Director Mari Mullen were among the people who came to the city’s streateries-and-parklets open house at the Cotton Building on Tuesday. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
After many months of masking, flutists Gabby Mattern-Hall, left, and Sibyl Finman got to shed their face coverings for band practice earlier this month in George Rodes’ band room. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Teens learning to make music together again

Orchestra director guest conductor for Sequim class

After many months of masking, flutists Gabby Mattern-Hall, left, and Sibyl Finman got to shed their face coverings for band practice earlier this month in George Rodes’ band room. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Interim County Administrator Mark McCauley decided, instead of retiring, to accept the county commissioners' appointment to full county administrator. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

Jefferson County hires experienced administrator

‘No need to disrupt the progress we’ve made’

Interim County Administrator Mark McCauley decided, instead of retiring, to accept the county commissioners' appointment to full county administrator. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
Inside the remodeled playhouse in Port Townsend, "Around the World in Less Than 80 Days" playwright and actor David Natale cracks up Denise Winter, the artistic director of Key City Public Theatre. The two, along with the cast and crew, have just opened ticket sales for the show's world premiere. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

Key City Public Theatre to reopen with ‘Around the World’

Renovated facility to welcome audiences with world premiere

Inside the remodeled playhouse in Port Townsend, "Around the World in Less Than 80 Days" playwright and actor David Natale cracks up Denise Winter, the artistic director of Key City Public Theatre. The two, along with the cast and crew, have just opened ticket sales for the show's world premiere. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
Stan Cummings

Chimacum man sentenced in death of Cummings

Widow: ‘I lost my best friend’

Stan Cummings
Bee Redfield

New marine science center leader to begin Friday

Enthusiasm for community impressed board

Bee Redfield
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Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County CEO Colleen Robinson, left, talks with Julie Maron, the organization's family resource manager, on the porch of a completed Habitat house on Maloney Court in Port Angeles on Thursday.

Million-dollar donation made to local Habitat

All Peninsula will benefit from gift to Clallam, official says

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Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County CEO Colleen Robinson, left, talks with Julie Maron, the organization's family resource manager, on the porch of a completed Habitat house on Maloney Court in Port Angeles on Thursday.
Keltoi -- from left, Cameron St. Louis, Vienna Scheyer, Bill Woods, David Rivers and Rich Hill -- will bring their Celtic music to Port Townsend's Quimper Grange Hall this Saturday night. photo courtesy of Keltoi

Sailboat regatta, music, art await this weekend

from Celtic to classical, blues to rock’n’roll — will flow freely this weekend on the North Olympic Peninsula. And there’s a dramatic… Continue reading

Keltoi -- from left, Cameron St. Louis, Vienna Scheyer, Bill Woods, David Rivers and Rich Hill -- will bring their Celtic music to Port Townsend's Quimper Grange Hall this Saturday night. photo courtesy of Keltoi