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Bring Your Own Art Show drop-off dates announced

Drop-off dates for Studio Bob’s next Bring Your Own Art Show are early next week. Although the show will be from 5… Continue reading

Keeth Apgar of Harmonica Pocket will appear during the First Night festivities in downtown Port Townsend Friday afternoon. His musical set is one of his few live shows in 2021. (Harmonica Pocket)

Peninsula musician looks ahead to 2022

Moving through ‘uncomfortable, unstable time’

Keeth Apgar of Harmonica Pocket will appear during the First Night festivities in downtown Port Townsend Friday afternoon. His musical set is one of his few live shows in 2021. (Harmonica Pocket)

Peninsula parties, plunges set to celebrate new year

Two dance parties, an online concert and three polar bear plunges are among the ways to ring in 2022 across the North Olympic Peninsula. Starting… Continue reading

North Olympic Library System book discussion groups to meet in January

The North Olympic Library System will continue its book discussion groups online throughout January. • The Second Saturday Book Discussion Group will… Continue reading

Retired Port Angeles High School orchestra director Ron Jones was among the coaches at last summer’s YEA Music! camps at Fort Worden State Park. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Retired Port Angeles High School orchestra director Ron Jones was among the coaches at last summer’s YEA Music! camps at Fort Worden State Park. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

First Night schedule for Port Townsend

First Night, the New Year’s Eve festival on and around Pope Marine Park at Water and Madison streets, is free to the… Continue reading

Sid Anna Sherwood, owner of Annie’s Flower Farm in Sequim, created “Flora,” goddess of blooming flowers, for the Fleurs de Villes show at Pacific Place in Seattle. The 18-piece display stays up through Monday. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Annie’s Flower Farm blooms in Seattle show

‘Flora’ designed by Peninsula florist

Sid Anna Sherwood, owner of Annie’s Flower Farm in Sequim, created “Flora,” goddess of blooming flowers, for the Fleurs de Villes show at Pacific Place in Seattle. The 18-piece display stays up through Monday. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Two literary gingerbread houses, one inspired by Sophie Blackall's book "Hello Lighthouse" and one titled "The Sasquatch Who Stole Christmas," are among the 18 edible edifices on display at the Port Townsend Library, 1220 Lawrence St. For details about the Uptown Gingerbread Contest, which will accept its last entries on Tuesday, see ptpubliclibrary.org. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

Gingerbread houses at Port Townsend Library

Two literary gingerbread houses, one inspired by Sophie Blackall’s book “Hello Lighthouse” and one titled “The Sasquatch Who Stole Christmas,” are among the 18 edible… Continue reading

Two literary gingerbread houses, one inspired by Sophie Blackall's book "Hello Lighthouse" and one titled "The Sasquatch Who Stole Christmas," are among the 18 edible edifices on display at the Port Townsend Library, 1220 Lawrence St. For details about the Uptown Gingerbread Contest, which will accept its last entries on Tuesday, see ptpubliclibrary.org. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
Santa Claus, flanked by elf-firefighters Tammy Ridgway and Michael Archuleta, is traveling around Port Townsend and Port Hadlock this week, handing out candy canes and stuffed toys from East Jefferson Fire & Rescue battalion chief Justin Clouse’s heavily decorated truck. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Santa makes his rounds

Firefighters turn into elves in Port Townsend, Port Hadlock

Santa Claus, flanked by elf-firefighters Tammy Ridgway and Michael Archuleta, is traveling around Port Townsend and Port Hadlock this week, handing out candy canes and stuffed toys from East Jefferson Fire & Rescue battalion chief Justin Clouse’s heavily decorated truck. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Danica Sebastian, 12, of Bremerton, a member of the Bremerton Figure Skaters Club, gives a skating demonstration on Tuesday at the Winter Ice Village in downtown Port Angeles. Club members put on a four-routine performance of songs featured in their recent holiday show in Bremerton. The Port Angeles skating rink is open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. with breaks for ice resurfacing through Jan. 3. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Skating demonstration

Danica Sebastian, 12, of Bremerton, a member of the Bremerton Figure Skaters Club, gives a skating demonstration on Tuesday at the Winter Ice Village in… Continue reading

Danica Sebastian, 12, of Bremerton, a member of the Bremerton Figure Skaters Club, gives a skating demonstration on Tuesday at the Winter Ice Village in downtown Port Angeles. Club members put on a four-routine performance of songs featured in their recent holiday show in Bremerton. The Port Angeles skating rink is open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. with breaks for ice resurfacing through Jan. 3. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
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Savannah Morrey of Bremerton gives a figure skating demonstration in 2018 at the Port Angeles Winter Ice Village.

Figure skaters to offer show Winter Ice Village

Bremerton club members to perform in Port Angeles

Savannah Morrey of Bremerton gives a figure skating demonstration in 2018 at the Port Angeles Winter Ice Village.
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Noah Smith, director of music ministry at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, with hat at left, directs a collection of carolers from the church during a performance of holiday songs at the Port Angeles Public Library on Saturday. The church plans to hold virtual and in-person candlelight services on Christmas Eve. For more information, visit www.go2trinity.org.

Going caroling

Noah Smith, director of music ministry at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, with hat at left, directs a collection of carolers from the church during a… Continue reading

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Noah Smith, director of music ministry at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, with hat at left, directs a collection of carolers from the church during a performance of holiday songs at the Port Angeles Public Library on Saturday. The church plans to hold virtual and in-person candlelight services on Christmas Eve. For more information, visit www.go2trinity.org.

Lincoln Theater project receives large donation

Giving Tuesday gift to go toward finalizing design plans

Volunteer Chris McCalla of Port Angeles, a senior chief at U.S. Coast Guard Air Station/Sector Field Office Port Angeles, pulls ice skates from a rack at the Port Angeles Winter Ice Village. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Volunteer Chris McCalla of Port Angeles, a senior chief at U.S. Coast Guard Air Station/Sector Field Office Port Angeles, pulls ice skates from a rack at the Port Angeles Winter Ice Village. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Olympic Peninsula Authors seeks writers for interpretive show

Writers to match with high school students’ artwork

Kathleen McCowan of Seattle browses the goods at the Wintertide Makers' Market, which wraps this Sunday at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

Seasonal activities planned on Peninsula

Final weekend for Wintertide Makers’ Market

Kathleen McCowan of Seattle browses the goods at the Wintertide Makers' Market, which wraps this Sunday at the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center. 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)
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)