Jefferson County

Some public offices reopening with relaxed COVID-19 rules

With the decline in COVID-19 case rates and the relaxation of public health restrictions, several public offices have announced their reopening to the public. Offices… Continue reading

Urban Sketchers to meet in downtown Port Townsend

The Port Townsend Urban Sketchers will gather in downtown Port Townsend during their first meeting of 2022 at 10 a.m. Saturday. The… Continue reading

Plant and Seed Exchange Organizer Ashley Kehl, left in hat, mingles with visitors including Bryan DeCaterina of Port Townsend, at right, and Daryl Dietrich of Quilcene on Sunday at Shy Acre Farm during the annual event in Port Townsend. Held on the first day of spring, there was a chilly breeze and a good turnout. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Plant and seed exchange

Plant and Seed Exchange Organizer Ashley Kehl, left in hat, mingles with visitors including Bryan DeCaterina of Port Townsend, at right, and Daryl Dietrich of… Continue reading

Plant and Seed Exchange Organizer Ashley Kehl, left in hat, mingles with visitors including Bryan DeCaterina of Port Townsend, at right, and Daryl Dietrich of Quilcene on Sunday at Shy Acre Farm during the annual event in Port Townsend. Held on the first day of spring, there was a chilly breeze and a good turnout. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
(Boat School donation)   In support of veterans at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding in Port Hadlock, the Port Townsend Elks Lodge presented the school with a $3,000 donation earlier this month. From left are Elks board chair Jerry Lucas, Elks officers Jim Aman and Shirlee Beck, Elks veteran chair Rita Frangione, VetCorps peer specialist Antonio Romero and boatbuilding instructor Tucker Piontek. Romero, himself a veteran, works with fellow veteran students to make their Boat School experience a rewarding one. For information about the school and its Veterans Supportive Campus program, contact Romero at  antonio.romero@nwswb.edu.

Port Townsend Elks Lodge donates $3,000 to Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding

In support of veterans at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding in Port Hadlock, the Port Townsend Elks Lodge presented the school with a $3,000… Continue reading

(Boat School donation)   In support of veterans at the Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding in Port Hadlock, the Port Townsend Elks Lodge presented the school with a $3,000 donation earlier this month. From left are Elks board chair Jerry Lucas, Elks officers Jim Aman and Shirlee Beck, Elks veteran chair Rita Frangione, VetCorps peer specialist Antonio Romero and boatbuilding instructor Tucker Piontek. Romero, himself a veteran, works with fellow veteran students to make their Boat School experience a rewarding one. For information about the school and its Veterans Supportive Campus program, contact Romero at  antonio.romero@nwswb.edu.

Second fire at Port Townsend Paper mill under investigation

Most recent blaze located on conveyor belt on second floor

A GROWING CONCERN: Let Brassica be the star player in your vegetable garden

WELL NOW, MANDATES are lifted, people are moving about and in-person events are happening. In fact, as I was just attending our first “in person”… Continue reading

Dr. Allison Berry gave an online presentation to the Chamber of Jefferson County. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

Berry: Case rates down now

We can relax at this point, but be prepared for future

Dr. Allison Berry gave an online presentation to the Chamber of Jefferson County. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

EYE ON BUSINESS: This week’s meetings

In-person meeting 7:30 a.m. Tuesday at Joshua’s Restaurant, 113 DelGuzzi Drive (off U.S. Highway 101) in east Port Angeles.… Continue reading

Food Coop to participate in SNAP Produce Match Program

The Food Coop will participate in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program’s Produce Match program. Under the program, shoppers can receive an additional… Continue reading

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Todd Ortloff Show guests this week

Here is this week’s schedule for the 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Todd Ortloff Show on KONP 1450 AM, 101.7 FM in… Continue reading

xAt the Recovery Cafe in Port Townsend, Nordland Garden Club members -- from left, Alice Tibbals, Sandy Haynes and Leslie Watkins -- established a new patio garden earlier this month. Its vegetables and berries will go into the free meals prepared in the cafe kitchen. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

Recovery Cafe feeds body and soul

Haven adds kitchen garden on patio

xAt the Recovery Cafe in Port Townsend, Nordland Garden Club members -- from left, Alice Tibbals, Sandy Haynes and Leslie Watkins -- established a new patio garden earlier this month. Its vegetables and berries will go into the free meals prepared in the cafe kitchen. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
The Sweater Weather Stringband -- from left, Adam Amr, Joey Gish, Richard Vinh, Will Jevne, Collin Macivinchey and Colin Schmidt -- will step up to play at Port Angeles' New Moon Craft Tavern tonight. (photo courtesy Sweater Weather Stringband)

Arts bloom as spring begins

Winter officially turns to spring this weekend, as musicians, artists and storytellers of many stripes will share their work with audiences on the North Olympic… Continue reading

The Sweater Weather Stringband -- from left, Adam Amr, Joey Gish, Richard Vinh, Will Jevne, Collin Macivinchey and Colin Schmidt -- will step up to play at Port Angeles' New Moon Craft Tavern tonight. (photo courtesy Sweater Weather Stringband)

Canada drops pre-travel tests for vaccinated

Black Ball officials expect surge in travel via ferry to Victoria

Friends of the Port Townsend Library offer book and media sale

The Friends of the Port Townsend Library will host a book and media sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The… Continue reading

Garage sale fundraiser for weekend

There is a church garage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Saturday. The fundraiser is at Unity of Port… Continue reading

Jenniemae Hillyard, an organizer of the 11th annual Plant and Seed Exchange in Port Townsend, encourages gardeners to bring seeds, plant starts, bulbs and bare roots to the event Sunday. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Jenniemae Hillyard, an organizer of the 11th annual Plant and Seed Exchange in Port Townsend, encourages gardeners to bring seeds, plant starts, bulbs and bare roots to the event Sunday. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Jefferson Healthcare recently earned high scores for nurse communication

Jefferson Healthcare recently earned high scores for nurse communication from the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems. The scores are… Continue reading

Kitsap Bank has ann0unced the promotion of Jessica Lutz to branch manager.

Lutz promoted to branch manager at local bank

Kitsap Bank has announced the promotion of Jessica Lutz to branch manager. Lutz will take charge of the bank’s Port Hadlock branch… Continue reading

Kitsap Bank has ann0unced the promotion of Jessica Lutz to branch manager.