Ringing in the new year

Spectators watch as fireworks explode over Memorial Field in downtown Port Townsend on Saturday night to herald in the new year. The fireworks, set to go off at 9 p.m. to coincide with the Times Square celebration in New York City, were the concluding event of First Night, an all-ages New Year’s Eve event put on by The Production Alliance, a non-profit in Port Townsend. Madison Street, site of city hall on the right, was blocked off so people could watch the display unhindered by traffic. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Spectators watch as fireworks explode over Memorial Field in downtown Port Townsend on Saturday night to herald in the new year. The fireworks, set to go off at 9 p.m. to coincide with the Times Square celebration in New York City, were the concluding event of First Night, an all-ages New Year’s Eve event put on by The Production Alliance, a non-profit in Port Townsend. Madison Street, site of city hall on the right, was blocked off so people could watch the display unhindered by traffic. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

Spectators watch as fireworks explode over Memorial Field in downtown Port Townsend on Saturday night to herald in the new year.

The fireworks, set to go off at 9 p.m. to coincide with the Times Square celebration in New York City, were the concluding event of First Night, an all-ages New Year’s Eve event put on by The Production Alliance, a non-profit in Port Townsend.

Madison Street, site of city hall on the right, was blocked off so people could watch the display unhindered by traffic.

About 100 people run into the water at Hollywood Beach in Port Angeles on Sunday during the 35th annual Polar Bear Dip with air and water temperatures in the 40s. After swimmers entered the water three times to make their dip official, they were given a certificate for their efforts signed by U.R. Crazy. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)

About 100 people run into the water at Hollywood Beach in Port Angeles on Sunday during the 35th annual Polar Bear Dip with air and water temperatures in the 40s. After swimmers entered the water three times to make their dip official, they were given a certificate for their efforts signed by U.R. Crazy. (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)

Event organizer Dan Welden, top, pours ice-filled water over Bruce Monro of Port Angeles as a part of a fundraiser for Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County at Hollywood Beach. The theme of the annual event this year was “Shock and Thaw.” (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)

Event organizer Dan Welden, top, pours ice-filled water over Bruce Monro of Port Angeles as a part of a fundraiser for Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County at Hollywood Beach. The theme of the annual event this year was “Shock and Thaw.” (Dave Logan/for Peninsula Daily News)

From left, Kevin Frary and Katie Oman of Marrowstone Island and Casey Frary of Washington, D.C., jump as a family into Mystery Bay to take part in the annual Polar Bear Plunge at the Nordland General Store on Sunday. About 50 people took part in the event. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

From left, Kevin Frary and Katie Oman of Marrowstone Island and Casey Frary of Washington, D.C., jump as a family into Mystery Bay to take part in the annual Polar Bear Plunge at the Nordland General Store on Sunday. About 50 people took part in the event. (Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News)

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