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Paul Carter of Port Townsend makes the most of the day’s sunshine as he joins a Washington State Ferry on Port Townsend Bay. Monday was his first time out on his single MAAS 24 rowing shell.

Out on the bay

Paul Carter of Port Townsend makes the most of the day’s sunshine as he joins the Washington State Ferry on Port Townsend Bay. Monday was… Continue reading

<strong>Diane Urbani de la Paz</strong>/Peninsula Daily News
Paul Carter of Port Townsend makes the most of the day’s sunshine as he joins a Washington State Ferry on Port Townsend Bay. Monday was his first time out on his single MAAS 24 rowing shell.
A group of bicyclists make their way down a section of the Olympic Discovery Trail near William R. Fairchild International Airport on the west side of Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Volunteers keep Olympic Discovery Trail in shape

Jefferson County secures land for additional path

A group of bicyclists make their way down a section of the Olympic Discovery Trail near William R. Fairchild International Airport on the west side of Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Volunteer Joan Coyne puts the icing on the cake for Jefferson County's Cake4Kids project earlier this month. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

Cake4kids spreads the frosting around

Volunteer bakers mark special days

Volunteer Joan Coyne puts the icing on the cake for Jefferson County's Cake4Kids project earlier this month. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

Collaborative ADO in the works

Port steps back; EDC in lead role

COVID-19 cases rise among young

and week two of spring — COVID-19 cases are trending up among children and teenagers, reported Dr. Allison… Continue reading

Oboist Nathan Hughes of the Metropolitan Opera will play in an online concert presented by Port Angeles’ Music on the Strait festival. (Photo courtesy of Music on the Strait)

Music on the Strait to present virtual concert on Sunday

Clara Schumann, celebrity pianist, mother of eight children, composer and love interest of two fellow composers, would have hosted an evening like… Continue reading

Oboist Nathan Hughes of the Metropolitan Opera will play in an online concert presented by Port Angeles’ Music on the Strait festival. (Photo courtesy of Music on the Strait)
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 Rachael Van Laanen and her son Quince, 5, care for the animals — including 40 American Alpine goats — at Mystery Bay Farm on Marrowstone Island.

Mystery Bay Farm welcomes spring season

Farmsteading described on tours on Marrowstone

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 Rachael Van Laanen and her son Quince, 5, care for the animals — including 40 American Alpine goats — at Mystery Bay Farm on Marrowstone Island.
Bob Stokes, owner of Studio Bob in Port Angeles, hangs artworks on the wall of his art and music venue on Wednesday in preparation for Friday’s “Save the Bob” live-streaming music fundraiser. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Live-streamed concert aims to help keep art venue afloat

FarmStrong featured in Friday fundraiser for PA studio space

Bob Stokes, owner of Studio Bob in Port Angeles, hangs artworks on the wall of his art and music venue on Wednesday in preparation for Friday’s “Save the Bob” live-streaming music fundraiser. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Erica Bauermeister, seen in August 2001 while renovating her house, will give a talk online tonight about her book, “House Lessons: Renovating a Life.” (Photo courtesy of Ben Bauermeister)

Community Read author talk Thursday

‘House Lessons’ a personal story

Erica Bauermeister, seen in August 2001 while renovating her house, will give a talk online tonight about her book, “House Lessons: Renovating a Life.” (Photo courtesy of Ben Bauermeister)
Port Townsend High School seniors planning a tennis court prom this spring are, clockwise from left, Finn O’Donnell, Sorina Johnston, Stella Jorgensen and Melanie Bakin. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Port Townsend High School students to dance under the stars on prom night

Tennis court to be decorated for special evening

Port Townsend High School seniors planning a tennis court prom this spring are, clockwise from left, Finn O’Donnell, Sorina Johnston, Stella Jorgensen and Melanie Bakin. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Port Townsend singer-songwriter and cafe co-owner Clay Bartlett will give a Candlelight Concert online Thursday. (Photo courtesy of Clay Bartlett)

Singer-songwriter set for show

Candlelight series continues with Bartlett’s concert

Port Townsend singer-songwriter and cafe co-owner Clay Bartlett will give a Candlelight Concert online Thursday. (Photo courtesy of Clay Bartlett)
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 Mark Puryear, right, seen with Terry Harmonica Bean in 2019, will be among the teaching artists in Centrum’s Acoustic Blues workshop this summer.

Centrum raising funds to match major grant

Funds will expand summer workshops

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 Mark Puryear, right, seen with Terry Harmonica Bean in 2019, will be among the teaching artists in Centrum’s Acoustic Blues workshop this summer.
Houlton Madinger of Port Townsend is among the first to enjoy the Mountain View Pool’s 84-degree water Monday morning. The city pool, at 1925 Blaine St., has reopened for lap swimming and independent water aerobics — by reservation — from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, visit cityofpt.us/pool or phone 360-385-POOL (7665). (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Open for reservations

Houlton Madinger of Port Townsend is among the first to enjoy the Mountain View Pool’s 84-degree water Monday morning. The city pool, at 1925 Blaine… Continue reading

Houlton Madinger of Port Townsend is among the first to enjoy the Mountain View Pool’s 84-degree water Monday morning. The city pool, at 1925 Blaine St., has reopened for lap swimming and independent water aerobics — by reservation — from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, visit cityofpt.us/pool or phone 360-385-POOL (7665). (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
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Carol Rich shares her Port Townsend home with Zoe, left, and Xen.
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Carol Rich shares her Port Townsend home with Zoe, left, and Xen.
Ewen LeRest, 16, of Quilcene, has received statewide recognition for his photography, which celebrates school activities as well as the natural world. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

Young ‘environmental photojournalist’ wins award

Photographs advance to state competition

Ewen LeRest, 16, of Quilcene, has received statewide recognition for his photography, which celebrates school activities as well as the natural world. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
Marika Bournaki and her husband Julian Schwarz, a Port Angeles Symphony guest soloist, together offer a recital of music by Beethoven, Fauré and others this Saturday via the symphony's YouTube channel. photo courtesy of the Port Angeles Symphony

Cellist, pianist offer Port Angeles Symphony fans an evening of music

When two musicians become romantically involved, “it doesn’t mean you see eye to eye or have the same temperament when it comes… Continue reading

Marika Bournaki and her husband Julian Schwarz, a Port Angeles Symphony guest soloist, together offer a recital of music by Beethoven, Fauré and others this Saturday via the symphony's YouTube channel. photo courtesy of the Port Angeles Symphony
Ashley Kehl, left, and his wife Jennimae Hillyard will host the 10th annual Plant & Seed Exchange in Port Townsend on Sunday. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Plant & Seed Exchange outdoors this Sunday

Free event hosted at farm open to all levels of gardeners

Ashley Kehl, left, and his wife Jennimae Hillyard will host the 10th annual Plant & Seed Exchange in Port Townsend on Sunday. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Photo courtesy CJS Films
“Miss Lillian: More than a President’s Mother,” is a new documentary film inspired by Carol Swarbrick Dries of Sequim’s one-woman show. The movie is part of the online Cinejoy film festival this Saturday through 
March 30.
Photo courtesy CJS Films
“Miss Lillian: More than a President’s Mother,” is a new documentary film inspired by Carol Swarbrick Dries of Sequim’s one-woman show. The movie is part of the online Cinejoy film festival this Saturday through 
March 30.
Port Townsend Film Festival board member Rafael Urquia and Executive Director Janette Force, seen during the 2019 festival, will get together virtually for “A Toast to the Future,” a free online event Thursday evening. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

‘Toast to the Future’ premieres short film

Former festival guests speak in feature

Port Townsend Film Festival board member Rafael Urquia and Executive Director Janette Force, seen during the 2019 festival, will get together virtually for “A Toast to the Future,” a free online event Thursday evening. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Meiqi Liang 
photo courtesy of Meiqi Liang

DIANE URBANI DE LA PAZ: A year of transformation — in place

The post stopped me in the middle of my scrolling. Here was Meiqi Liang, a young woman who had impressed me with her grace —… Continue reading

Meiqi Liang 
photo courtesy of Meiqi Liang