Diane Urbani de la Paz

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
Julia Cochrane helped open the Winter Welcoming Center in downtown Port Townsend's Pope Marine Building this month. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Welcoming Center gives shelter from cold

Social distancing practiced in Pope Marine Building

Julia Cochrane helped open the Winter Welcoming Center in downtown Port Townsend's Pope Marine Building this month. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Warming up for Saturday's "Chalk It Up!" event are Cate Chance, 11, left, Lucas Chance, 7, and Sarah Butterworth, 10, all of Port Angeles. (Photo courtesy Juan de Fuca Foundation for the Arts)

‘Chalk It Up! to turn parking lot into a canvas

Outdoor installation offers space, color and a place to be artistic

Warming up for Saturday's "Chalk It Up!" event are Cate Chance, 11, left, Lucas Chance, 7, and Sarah Butterworth, 10, all of Port Angeles. (Photo courtesy Juan de Fuca Foundation for the Arts)

Hood Canal Bridge inspection to disrupt traffic

The Hood Canal Bridge draw span will open, closing the bridge to all traffic, multiple times during the next two weeks. Travelers should… Continue reading

Farmer-florist Lexi Koch of Port Townsend and her son Jude, 8, unwrapped a few dozen roses Thursday for the extra-large floral heart garland to be placed at Haller Fountain on Monday. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Tribute to be for those lost to COVID-19

Port Townsend women to adorn fountain with roses

Farmer-florist Lexi Koch of Port Townsend and her son Jude, 8, unwrapped a few dozen roses Thursday for the extra-large floral heart garland to be placed at Haller Fountain on Monday. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Classic sailboats, like this one in 2017's Shipwrights' Regatta, will race on Port Townsend Bay in a 2021 event this Saturday. (Peninsula Daily News file)
Classic sailboats, like this one in 2017's Shipwrights' Regatta, will race on Port Townsend Bay in a 2021 event this Saturday. (Peninsula Daily News file)
Singer Sam Chase, seen at a mural in Eugene, Ore., will give a free online performance Friday via the Juan de Fuca Foundation for the Arts' YouTube channel. (Photo courtesy The Sam Chase)

Singer-guitarist to perform free virtual concert

Live streams make trying times bearable for rock musician

Singer Sam Chase, seen at a mural in Eugene, Ore., will give a free online performance Friday via the Juan de Fuca Foundation for the Arts' YouTube channel. (Photo courtesy The Sam Chase)
Washington state poet laureate Claudia Castro Luna, seen at Fort Worden's Wheeler Theater in summer 2019, will give a free online reading Thursday via Northwind Art. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Former, present poets laureate to read work

Special presentation offered free online Thursday

Washington state poet laureate Claudia Castro Luna, seen at Fort Worden's Wheeler Theater in summer 2019, will give a free online reading Thursday via Northwind Art. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Erica Bauermeister writes about her Port Townsend home in "House Lessons," the city's 2021 Community Read. photo by Ben Bauermeister
Erica Bauermeister writes about her Port Townsend home in "House Lessons," the city's 2021 Community Read. photo by Ben Bauermeister
Congressman Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor.

Kilmer: Bill key to infrastructure

Legislation will be part of recovery effort, he says

Congressman Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor.
Amy Grondin fishes the waters of Washington and Alaska in the Arminta out of Port Townsend. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
Amy Grondin fishes the waters of Washington and Alaska in the Arminta out of Port Townsend. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News