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Bruce Cowan was flocked for the first time Tuesday night by the Port Townsend High School seniors, who are using flamingoes to fundraise for their Grad Night party. Wednesday morning, after discovering the birds, he slipped a donation into the pouch provided. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Flamingo ‘flocking’ a rare fundraiser

Money to help pay for high school seniors’ celebration

Bruce Cowan was flocked for the first time Tuesday night by the Port Townsend High School seniors, who are using flamingoes to fundraise for their Grad Night party. Wednesday morning, after discovering the birds, he slipped a donation into the pouch provided. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
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The Kearney Street-Sims Way intersection, pictured on Tuesday, is one of two where the city of Port Townsend plans to build compact roundabouts. The traffic circles have center islands that make navigation easier for trucks and emergency vehicles.

Port Townsend City Council discusses more roundabouts

Traffic circles coming to Discovery Road and Kearney Street

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The Kearney Street-Sims Way intersection, pictured on Tuesday, is one of two where the city of Port Townsend plans to build compact roundabouts. The traffic circles have center islands that make navigation easier for trucks and emergency vehicles.
Abby Dylan stars in "Is Story of Poor Sea Village Girl," Port Townsend playwright Mara Lathrop's play premiering online this week. photo courtesy Abby Dylan

Port Townsend writer tells a ‘Sea Village Girl’ story

One day in Italy, playwright Mara Lathrop took a walk with a friend. “She started telling me about this thing that happened… Continue reading

Abby Dylan stars in "Is Story of Poor Sea Village Girl," Port Townsend playwright Mara Lathrop's play premiering online this week. photo courtesy Abby Dylan
During a summer visit to the Tanager Vineyard in Oregon, Port Angeles Symphony conductor and music director Jonathan Pasternack marvels at an Aplomado falcon. A weekend stay at the Willamette Valley winery where these falcons work is among the items up for bid in the symphony’s “Applause!” Auction this week. (Photo courtesy of Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra)
During a summer visit to the Tanager Vineyard in Oregon, Port Angeles Symphony conductor and music director Jonathan Pasternack marvels at an Aplomado falcon. A weekend stay at the Willamette Valley winery where these falcons work is among the items up for bid in the symphony’s “Applause!” Auction this week. (Photo courtesy of Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra)
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 Arianna and B.G. Patterson and their newly adopted daughter Ivy are advocates of Olympic Angels, the nonprofit organization which supports foster families across the North Olympic Peninsula.

Nonprofit network supports foster families

About 50 youths in program in Clallam, Jefferson counties

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 Arianna and B.G. Patterson and their newly adopted daughter Ivy are advocates of Olympic Angels, the nonprofit organization which supports foster families across the North Olympic Peninsula.
Anne Koomen and baby Jasper, 6 weeks, browse the Port Townsend Library children’s section for books Jasper’s two older siblings might like. Libraries across the North Olympic Peninsula are now open for short in-person visits and self-checkout of books, CDs and DVDs. The Port Townsend Library’s grab-and-go hours are from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Open for browsing

Anne Koomen and baby Jasper, 6 weeks, browse the Port Townsend Library children’s section for books Jasper’s two older siblings might like. Libraries across the… Continue reading

Anne Koomen and baby Jasper, 6 weeks, browse the Port Townsend Library children’s section for books Jasper’s two older siblings might like. Libraries across the North Olympic Peninsula are now open for short in-person visits and self-checkout of books, CDs and DVDs. The Port Townsend Library’s grab-and-go hours are from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
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 Port Townsend Film Festival Executive Director Janette Force, right, seen with granddaughter Molly Force at the Rose Theatre in 2018, has announced she’ll retire after the festival this fall.

Port Townsend Film Festival director to step down

Chief led annual event for more than a decade

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 Port Townsend Film Festival Executive Director Janette Force, right, seen with granddaughter Molly Force at the Rose Theatre in 2018, has announced she’ll retire after the festival this fall.
Womanfest board member Barbara Wise talks with the fall retreat participants at Lake Crescent in 2016. The retreat will return this September, organizers hope. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
Womanfest board member Barbara Wise talks with the fall retreat participants at Lake Crescent in 2016. The retreat will return this September, organizers hope. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
Boeing Bluebills volunteer Dan Nieuwsma, right, talks with Bayside Housing Services case manager Mike Schleckser about building ramps to the shower units at Peter's Place. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

Self-governance hallmark of Peter’s Place

People without homes find refuge

Boeing Bluebills volunteer Dan Nieuwsma, right, talks with Bayside Housing Services case manager Mike Schleckser about building ramps to the shower units at Peter's Place. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
During She Tells Sea Tales on Saturday, Joyce Gustafson of Port Townsend will offer the story of events that set the course for her life. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

She Tells Sea Tales brings adventure online

Sailors applaud women choosing unusual directions

During She Tells Sea Tales on Saturday, Joyce Gustafson of Port Townsend will offer the story of events that set the course for her life. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Jefferson Transit's Uptown Port Townsend shuttle is part of full restoration of bus service across Jefferson County. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Jefferson Transit surveys opinions on bus to Kingston ferry

Responses flood in after poll questions posted last week

Jefferson Transit's Uptown Port Townsend shuttle is part of full restoration of bus service across Jefferson County. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Carolyn Lewis, who's considering a move to Port Townsend from Geyserville, Calif., ascended the Bliss Vista Trail at Fort Worden State Park on Wednesday afternoon to behold the Salish Sea and Cascade Mountains. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Bliss vista

Carolyn Lewis, who’s considering a move to Port Townsend from Geyserville, Calif., ascended the Bliss Vista Trail at Fort Worden State Park on Wednesday afternoon… Continue reading

Carolyn Lewis, who's considering a move to Port Townsend from Geyserville, Calif., ascended the Bliss Vista Trail at Fort Worden State Park on Wednesday afternoon to behold the Salish Sea and Cascade Mountains. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: Getting a real shot at hope

Phil confided in me as we drove toward the hospital. “I’m as excited as I was on our first date: Anxious, a little sick to… Continue reading

Sophie Elan and Mark Katsikapes enjoy Tuesday afternoon at Port Townsend's Chetzemoka Park, which has received a $127,000 bequest from a Sequim woman who loved the spacious park. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Sequim benefactor supports three places

Funds split between PT park, pet care and hospice support

Sophie Elan and Mark Katsikapes enjoy Tuesday afternoon at Port Townsend's Chetzemoka Park, which has received a $127,000 bequest from a Sequim woman who loved the spacious park. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Lisa Leporati, left, and Lexi Koch built a garland of roses beneath the Haller Fountain in downtown Port Townsend on Monday. The flowers were placed in honor of the people lost to COVID-19 during the past year. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Floral heart memorial brings burst of color

Display honors people who have died of COVID-19

Lisa Leporati, left, and Lexi Koch built a garland of roses beneath the Haller Fountain in downtown Port Townsend on Monday. The flowers were placed in honor of the people lost to COVID-19 during the past year. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Eron Berg is the executive director for the Port of Port Townsend.

Plastics into fuel process studied

Port of Port Townsend consultant to report on local viability

Eron Berg is the executive director for the Port of Port Townsend.
Port Angeles Symphony conductor and music director Jonathan Pasternack, foreground, accepted a major donation for the Adventures in Music program from 1st Security Bank earlier this month. With him at the Sequim branch are, from left, bank staff member Danielle Lorentzen, assistant manager Tyrone Beatty, branch manager Elisa Simonsen and personal banker Rui Starrett. photo courtesy Port Angeles Symphony

1st Security Bank awards $2,500 to Symphony program

The Port Angeles Symphony Orchestra has accepted a $2,500 donation from 1st Security Bank of Washington for Adventures in Music, its education… Continue reading

Port Angeles Symphony conductor and music director Jonathan Pasternack, foreground, accepted a major donation for the Adventures in Music program from 1st Security Bank earlier this month. With him at the Sequim branch are, from left, bank staff member Danielle Lorentzen, assistant manager Tyrone Beatty, branch manager Elisa Simonsen and personal banker Rui Starrett. photo courtesy Port Angeles Symphony
At the Community First! village in Austin, Texas, resident Ernest chats with farmer Heidi Sloan. The village is the subject of a documentary streaming free this week from the Port Townsend Film Festival. photo courtesy Layton Blaylock/Inferno Films

No place like it: Home is theme of free film

Community First! explores a housing solution

At the Community First! village in Austin, Texas, resident Ernest chats with farmer Heidi Sloan. The village is the subject of a documentary streaming free this week from the Port Townsend Film Festival. photo courtesy Layton Blaylock/Inferno Films
National Geographic Photo Ark (natgeophotoark.org) founder Joel Sartore, seen here with a clouded leopard cub at Ohio's Columbus Zoo, is the speaker Monday night in Centrum's online Communiversity program.  Copyright Joel Sartore/National Geographic Photo Ark

Photographer to tell about his global work

Project aims to picture the animal kingdom

National Geographic Photo Ark (natgeophotoark.org) founder Joel Sartore, seen here with a clouded leopard cub at Ohio's Columbus Zoo, is the speaker Monday night in Centrum's online Communiversity program.  Copyright Joel Sartore/National Geographic Photo Ark