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Smilemobile in Port Townsend starting Monday

The SmileMobile, a traveling dental clinic serving people of all ages, will be at the Port Townsend School District office, 1610 Blaine… Continue reading

Peninsula-wide mask mandate starts Monday

Major surge in cases now; primarily younger people affected

‘Bill Evans 81!’ dance concert postponed

Surge in COVID-19 cases led to decision

Artist Sara Mall Johani, pictured outside her workshop in Chimacum, will present her new book, "Mine, Yours, Nobody's: My Story of Wild Olympic Salmon," at the Jefferson Museum of Art & History this Saturday. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Book tells of ‘Wild Olympic Salmon’

Artist and community organizer Sara Mall Johani has a new book out: “Mine, Yours, Nobody’s: My Story of Wild Olympic Salmon,” and… Continue reading

Artist Sara Mall Johani, pictured outside her workshop in Chimacum, will present her new book, "Mine, Yours, Nobody's: My Story of Wild Olympic Salmon," at the Jefferson Museum of Art & History this Saturday. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Jefferson County Fair staffer Laurie Hampton is organizing the garage sale that opens today and runs through Sunday in the fairgrounds' 4-H Cat Building. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Jefferson County Fair brings garage sale, free live music

The 2021 Jefferson County Fair is a hybrid animal. Starting today and running through Sunday, it’s mixing virtual elements, a garage sale… Continue reading

Jefferson County Fair staffer Laurie Hampton is organizing the garage sale that opens today and runs through Sunday in the fairgrounds' 4-H Cat Building. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

National juried exhibit opens at Port Angeles Fine Arts Center

“Resilient & Creative,” a national juried exhibition, opens today at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center (PAFAC), and the public is invited… Continue reading

Port Townsend pool to shut doors Monday

The Mountain View Pool, Port Townsend’s municipal pool at 1919 Blaine St., will be shut down starting Monday due to a staffing… Continue reading

Builder Bliss Morris is preparing the "Stop and Smell the Rhodies"-themed float for Saturday's Rhody Grand Parade. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Rhody parade, Cake Picnic blooms Saturday

Saturday’s forecast calls for warm weather, a Rhododendron Festival Grand Parade, live music and 1,500 slices of cake served free in the… Continue reading

Builder Bliss Morris is preparing the "Stop and Smell the Rhodies"-themed float for Saturday's Rhody Grand Parade. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Adrienne Wilson will perform alongside Bill Evans in this Saturday’s “Bill Evans 81!” concert at Fort Worden’s Wheeler Theater. (Photo courtesy Auburn University)

Thoughts of Port Townsend kept returning dancer going

After contracting COVID-19, professor to perform Saturday

Adrienne Wilson will perform alongside Bill Evans in this Saturday’s “Bill Evans 81!” concert at Fort Worden’s Wheeler Theater. (Photo courtesy Auburn University)
Jeremy Denk, a MacArthur “genius” grant winner, is among the guest artists at this month’s Music on the Strait festival. His performances will be available for free via live streaming. (Photo courtesy of Music on the Strait)

Festival is live, online, indoors, outdoors

Six concerts set for hall in Port Angeles, farm in Quilcene

Jeremy Denk, a MacArthur “genius” grant winner, is among the guest artists at this month’s Music on the Strait festival. His performances will be available for free via live streaming. (Photo courtesy of Music on the Strait)
Sarah Rubenstein is the administrator of the Port Townsend School District’s new online program for first- through 12th-graders.

Online programs to be offered in Port Townsend, Chimacum

Digital course work includes electives, languages, honors

Sarah Rubenstein is the administrator of the Port Townsend School District’s new online program for first- through 12th-graders.
Port Townsend eighth-grader Peter Sanok, top, plays the title role in “Timon of Athens,” the movie to screen this week at Chimacum’s Finnriver Farm & Cidery. Costarring are, from left, eighth-graders Auden Darrock and Anna Munn and seventh-grader Sierra Douglas. (Photo by Maggie Kelley)
Port Townsend eighth-grader Peter Sanok, top, plays the title role in “Timon of Athens,” the movie to screen this week at Chimacum’s Finnriver Farm & Cidery. Costarring are, from left, eighth-graders Auden Darrock and Anna Munn and seventh-grader Sierra Douglas. (Photo by Maggie Kelley)
Lauren Ehnebuske, pictured during a rehearsal Friday, is among the performers in “Bill Evans 81!,” the celebration of Port Townsend-based dancer and educator Bill Evans’ career. The concert is set for Saturday evening in Fort Worden’s Wheeler Theater. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Dancer-choreographer marks 81st birthday

Olympic Mountains inspire pieces in Saturday’s concert

Lauren Ehnebuske, pictured during a rehearsal Friday, is among the performers in “Bill Evans 81!,” the celebration of Port Townsend-based dancer and educator Bill Evans’ career. The concert is set for Saturday evening in Fort Worden’s Wheeler Theater. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Amid the Saturday afternoon drizzle, the Seattle band Great American Trainwreck brought country and rock to the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center in Coyle. The Concerts in the Woods series (coyleconcerts.com) is presenting free outdoor shows this summer. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Great American Trainwreck performs at Concert in the Woods

Amid the Saturday afternoon drizzle, the Seattle band Great American Trainwreck brings country and rock to the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center in Coyle. The… Continue reading

Amid the Saturday afternoon drizzle, the Seattle band Great American Trainwreck brought country and rock to the Laurel B. Johnson Community Center in Coyle. The Concerts in the Woods series (coyleconcerts.com) is presenting free outdoor shows this summer. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Teaching artists Margie McDonald, at left on the porch, and Michele Soderstrom led a four-afternoon course on building superhero armor for youngsters at the Northwind Art school at Fort Worden State Park in July. Their graduates are Callum Johnson, 14, Kaladry Groenig, Satria McKnight and Owen Griffith, all 11, Reid Armstrong, 10, Caleb Armstrong, 9, Byron Eisele, 8, and Nigel Groenig, 13. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Teaching artists Margie McDonald, at left on the porch, and Michele Soderstrom led a four-afternoon course on building superhero armor for youngsters at the Northwind Art school at Fort Worden State Park in July. Their graduates are Callum Johnson, 14, Kaladry Groenig, Satria McKnight and Owen Griffith, all 11, Reid Armstrong, 10, Caleb Armstrong, 9, Byron Eisele, 8, and Nigel Groenig, 13. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Eleanor Corey Guderian

A family’s saga, told by mother and daughter

Begun in Joyce, story extends across Peninsula

Eleanor Corey Guderian
Violinist Charles Wetherbee and pianist Cameron Bennett are the performers in this Saturday's Concerts in the Barn fundraising gala. photos courtesy of Concerts in the Barn



at PLU, Thursday, July 27, 2017. (Photo: John Froschauer/PLU)

Fundraiser, free music at Concerts in the Barn in Quilcene

“A Fine Romance: Salut d’Amour” is the theme of the Concerts in the Barn fundraising gala coming to Trillium Woods Farm, 7360 Center… Continue reading

Violinist Charles Wetherbee and pianist Cameron Bennett are the performers in this Saturday's Concerts in the Barn fundraising gala. photos courtesy of Concerts in the Barn



at PLU, Thursday, July 27, 2017. (Photo: John Froschauer/PLU)
Lead singer Stephanie Ward arrives at the Coyle community center this Saturday with her band Great American Trainwreck. (Photo courtesy Great American Trainwreck)

Great American Trainwreck to perform in Coyle

Singing, said Stephanie Ward, is all about “grabbing your breath from way deep down.” That’s one thing she learned in voice lessons a… Continue reading

Lead singer Stephanie Ward arrives at the Coyle community center this Saturday with her band Great American Trainwreck. (Photo courtesy Great American Trainwreck)
The leaders of two Aug. 14-15 theater camps in Quilcene — for children age 8 to 12 and teens 13 to 17 — include teaching artists Maggie Bulkley, left, and Bry Kifolo of Key City Public Theatre. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Theater camps open in Quilcene

Grant makes scholarships available

The leaders of two Aug. 14-15 theater camps in Quilcene — for children age 8 to 12 and teens 13 to 17 — include teaching artists Maggie Bulkley, left, and Bry Kifolo of Key City Public Theatre. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)