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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

<strong>Diane Urbani de la Paz/</strong>Peninsula Daily News
 Auctioneer Dennis Caldirola, left, and auction chair Lisa Harvey-Boyd piloted the first Applause! Virtual Auction, a key Port Angeles Symphony fundraiser.

Next free Washington State Parks day is Friday

Washington State Parks is inviting the community to help celebrate the agency’s 108th birthday on Friday by enjoying a state park for free. The free… Continue reading

Olympic Theatre Arts seeks actors for Sherlock Holmes radio production

The next series in Olympic Theatre Arts Center’s staged radio play season features the classic detective, Sherlock Holmes, through the ages. Auditions will… Continue reading

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)

Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society to present talk on penguins

Ginger Rebstock, Caroline Cappello and Katie Holt will present “Penguins in the Coal Mine” at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The free lecture, hosted… Continue reading

Washington State parks to start reopening later this month

Washington State Parks has said that many group camps, day-use rental shelters, interpretive centers and historic facilities will start opening March 22. North… Continue reading

Olympic Theatre Arts wants plays on theme of resilience

Olympic Theatre Arts is seeking original, 10-minute play scripts for the New Works Showcase. OTA is looking for writers, both seasoned and beginner,… 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

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
A virtual play about casting a play will begin Thursday, March 11.

Port Angeles Community Players offer up ‘Bad Auditions … On Camera’

After being shuttered for nearly a year, the Port Angeles Community Players are back — virtually — as they present “Bad Auditions… Continue reading

A virtual play about casting a play will begin Thursday, March 11.
Temple Grounds by Pamela Browning is among the work displayed at Port Townsend Gallery.

Port Townsend Gallery features collages, stained glass

Pamela Browning and Bonnie Broders are March’s featured artist at Port Townsend Gallery. The gallery, at 715 Water St., is a fine… Continue reading

Temple Grounds by Pamela Browning is among the work displayed at Port Townsend Gallery.
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)

Puffins, climate change topic of Port Townsend Marine Science Center talk

John Piatt will present “What Can Puffins Tell Us about the Impact of Climate Change on Marine Ecosystems?” at 3 p.m. Sunday.… Continue reading

A selection of Esther Webster’s historically significant paintings includes scenes of local industry, business, and recreation. 

Photo by Nora Pitaro.

Virtual discussions set on life of Esther Webster

A virtual discussion on the life of Esther Barrows Webster is planned at 10 a.m. Saturday. The discussion is in connection with… Continue reading

A selection of Esther Webster’s historically significant paintings includes scenes of local industry, business, and recreation. 

Photo by Nora Pitaro.
Richard Lawson focuses on one aspect of the flower in "Backyard Dahlia."

Ceramics, photography on display at Gallery 9

Ceramics and photography are featured at Gallery 9 this month. Featured artists for March are Mike Middlestead of Circle M Ceramics and… Continue reading

Richard Lawson focuses on one aspect of the flower in "Backyard Dahlia."
“Soul Consoling Tower, Cemetery, and the Sierra Nevada”, photographed in 2015, is one of the few remaining structures left after the camp was dismantled, sold off and bulldozed. The oblisk monument in the camps cemetery was designed and built by incarceree stonemason Ryozo Kado and is inscribed with Japanese characters which translate to “Soul Consoling Tower”.

Peninsula College exhibit, lecture focuses on Manzanar

Photographer Brian Goodman will talk about his work documenting the remains of Manzanar, a Japanese concentration camp used in WW II, on… Continue reading

“Soul Consoling Tower, Cemetery, and the Sierra Nevada”, photographed in 2015, is one of the few remaining structures left after the camp was dismantled, sold off and bulldozed. The oblisk monument in the camps cemetery was designed and built by incarceree stonemason Ryozo Kado and is inscribed with Japanese characters which translate to “Soul Consoling Tower”.
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)
Bruce Corbridge's painting of his dog, Sergeant, is among the pieces displayed in the Port Ludlow Art League exhibit.

Acrylics, gemstone jewelry on display in Port Ludlow in March

An artist who says he “over-tweaks” his acrylic paintings and a jeweler working in gemstones are featured in March by the Port… Continue reading

Bruce Corbridge's painting of his dog, Sergeant, is among the pieces displayed in the Port Ludlow Art League exhibit.
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)