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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
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)