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Artist Craig Rogers’ one-man show, “Looking at the World,” is on display at the Grover Gallery in downtown Port Townsend through Jan. 17. (Diane Urbani de la Paz / Peninsula Daily News)
Artist Craig Rogers’ one-man show, “Looking at the World,” is on display at the Grover Gallery in downtown Port Townsend through Jan. 17. (Diane Urbani de la Paz / Peninsula Daily News)

Gingerbread housing boom in progress in Port Townsend

Housing construction is peaking now in Jefferson County. Already, nearly three dozen new homes have been built — all tiny. Crews include… Continue reading

Lighted boat parade planned Friday

Procession from Boat Haven to Point Hudson

The a cappella Wild Rose Chorale, caroling in downtown Port Townsend earlier this month, will give the first in-person Candlelight Concert in 20 months this Thursday at Trinity United Methodist Church. The members are, from left, director Leslie Lewis, Doug Rodgers, Viola Frank, Al Thompson, Sarah Gustner-Hewitt, Eugenia Frank, Steve Duniho and Lynn Nowak; not pictured is Chuck Helman. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Candlelight Concert returns to in-person in Port Townsend

A capella singers offer variety of holiday cheer

The a cappella Wild Rose Chorale, caroling in downtown Port Townsend earlier this month, will give the first in-person Candlelight Concert in 20 months this Thursday at Trinity United Methodist Church. The members are, from left, director Leslie Lewis, Doug Rodgers, Viola Frank, Al Thompson, Sarah Gustner-Hewitt, Eugenia Frank, Steve Duniho and Lynn Nowak; not pictured is Chuck Helman. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

John, Paul, Steve and Rita

Very big deals, cinematically speaking, have just overtaken our screens. For me, it was the release of “West Side Story” 2.0. The long-awaited film had… Continue reading

Town hall on poplar tree removal plan set tonight

Controversial plan topic of online forum

Lisa Anderson and Ben Casserd, along with Half Pint, their terrier mix, are the staff monitors at the Winter Welcoming Center. The center offers warmth, coffee, snacks, wi-fi and electricity for charging devices in the Pope Marine Building at Water and Madison streets in Port Townsend. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

Winter Welcoming Center opens

Morning shelter offered in Port Townsend

Lisa Anderson and Ben Casserd, along with Half Pint, their terrier mix, are the staff monitors at the Winter Welcoming Center. The center offers warmth, coffee, snacks, wi-fi and electricity for charging devices in the Pope Marine Building at Water and Madison streets in Port Townsend. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
Habitat for Humanity job site supervisor Dave Weld of Sequim drives into Port Townsend to work with a crew of volunteers on a two-bedroom house he says will be filled with natural light. It’s one of several Habitat homes to be finished in 2022. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Crews from across Peninsula join forces on Port Townsend housing

Habitat for Humanity working to build affordable homes

Habitat for Humanity job site supervisor Dave Weld of Sequim drives into Port Townsend to work with a crew of volunteers on a two-bedroom house he says will be filled with natural light. It’s one of several Habitat homes to be finished in 2022. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
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Port Townsend Council opts to buy 16 police stun guns

Police chief: Safe alternative to lethal force

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Author Corky Parker will give a talk on memoir-writing this Saturday. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

Memoir author will sign books, talk about telling one’s story

Corky Parker to introduce “La Finca: Love, Loss and Laundry on a Tiny Puerto Rican Island”

Author Corky Parker will give a talk on memoir-writing this Saturday. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

Big holiday fair in Chimacum this weekend

One of the largest holiday fairs on the North Olympic Peninsula returns this Saturday: The Chimacum Arts and Crafts Fair, a gathering of vendors from… Continue reading

The Old Whiskey Mill’s tent on Water Street in Port Townsend is one of four “streateries” now permitted to stay up through Mother’s Day 2022. The outdoor dining enclosures, first allowed in mid-2020, have been given four extensions. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
The Old Whiskey Mill’s tent on Water Street in Port Townsend is one of four “streateries” now permitted to stay up through Mother’s Day 2022. The outdoor dining enclosures, first allowed in mid-2020, have been given four extensions. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Port Townsend mulls buying land for housing

Development would add affordable, workforce quarters

Farmer Jennings Briley of Foggy Hog Farm works with pigs of various ages at Port Townsend’s Foggy Hog Farm. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

‘A pig with a purpose’ is the motto at Foggy Hog Farm

The farm is part of a cooperative operation that raises local meat

Farmer Jennings Briley of Foggy Hog Farm works with pigs of various ages at Port Townsend’s Foggy Hog Farm. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Holly Stone Cabe of Port Townsend and her dog Louie recently connected with Pet Helpers, a new nonprofit organization which provides aid in veterinary emergencies. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Pet Helpers provide aid for pets and owners

Donations help with emergency care

Holly Stone Cabe of Port Townsend and her dog Louie recently connected with Pet Helpers, a new nonprofit organization which provides aid in veterinary emergencies. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Harpist David Michael’s latest album is available for free streaming. (Photo courtesy Jesse Allen)

Port Townsend harpist releases album

Free streams offered on website

Harpist David Michael’s latest album is available for free streaming. (Photo courtesy Jesse Allen)
Food writer Sara Dickerman will share her work during Centrum's Creative Aging conference this Friday. photo by Sarah Flotard

Conference: Connections vital for creative aging

Connections — with others, with nature — are what Dr. Kristoffer Rhoads hopes people will be inspired to make after this Friday’s… Continue reading

Food writer Sara Dickerman will share her work during Centrum's Creative Aging conference this Friday. photo by Sarah Flotard
Copper Canyon Press’ Joseph Bednarik is editor of the largest book ever published by the Port Townsend press: “Jim Harrison: Complete Poems.” The book will be celebrated in an online launch party, free to the public, at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Copper Canyon Press to publish poetry tome

‘Jim Harrison: Complete Poems’ launch party Wednesday

Copper Canyon Press’ Joseph Bednarik is editor of the largest book ever published by the Port Townsend press: “Jim Harrison: Complete Poems.” The book will be celebrated in an online launch party, free to the public, at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Port Townsend transit plan draws criticism

Language to acknowledge the climate crisis to be added