Jefferson County

Jamie Maciejewski will present “Building for the future and Permanent Affordability” at 10 a.m. Saturday.

University women meeting Saturday

Jamie Maciejewski will present “Building for the future and Permanent Affordability” at 10 a.m. Saturday. Maciejewski will address a hybrid meeting of… Continue reading

Jamie Maciejewski will present “Building for the future and Permanent Affordability” at 10 a.m. Saturday.
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West End timber mills waking up

Economy rising as second site is sold in past month

Tony Raynor.
Jefferson County Historical Society executive director Shelly Leavens admires one of the Stephen Yates’ paintings just inside the Jefferson Museum of Art & History. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Jefferson Museum of Art & History reopening

‘Wood’ marquee exhibit on display through May

Jefferson County Historical Society executive director Shelly Leavens admires one of the Stephen Yates’ paintings just inside the Jefferson Museum of Art & History. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

2022 Tidepools magazine contest winners announced

North Olympic Peninsula authors, artists and songwriters have earned top prizes in the 2022 Tidepools magazine contest, an annual event celebrating local… Continue reading

Two more COVID—19 deaths reported on Peninsula

Berry to speak to Jefferson County chamber on Friday

Transgender mariner Susan Brittain will give the Northwest Maritime Center’s “Ask an Expert” online talk this Thursday.

‘LGBTQ+ and Finding My Way’ to be presented online Thursday

Free ‘Ask and Expert’ program offers four speaks for program

Transgender mariner Susan Brittain will give the Northwest Maritime Center’s “Ask an Expert” online talk this Thursday.
“Wishtree” author Katherine Applegate will do a livestreamed talk Thursday evening via the Port Townsend Public Library website.
“Wishtree” author Katherine Applegate will do a livestreamed talk Thursday evening via the Port Townsend Public Library website.

Friends of Fort Flagler to present report on rescued harbor seals

Casey McLean will provide an update on rescued harbor seals at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The free online lecture is sponsored by the… Continue reading

Pictured, from left to right are Matthew Brock-Farrington, Terry Hoffman, Jarrod Johnson, Sean Mugrage, Chris O’Higgins, Ross Taylor, James Dunn, Shaun Muck and Steve Boruch.

Jefferson Healthcare facilities staff earns Energy Star certification

Jefferson Healthcare’s facilities department has earned Energy Star certification with a score in the 97th percentile. The certification comes from a six-year program to replace… Continue reading

Pictured, from left to right are Matthew Brock-Farrington, Terry Hoffman, Jarrod Johnson, Sean Mugrage, Chris O’Higgins, Ross Taylor, James Dunn, Shaun Muck and Steve Boruch.

Peninsula College Very Short Film Festival set this weekend

Peninsula College’s Drama Department will stream its third annual Very Short Film Festival — aka “Good Things Come in Small Packages” —… Continue reading

Kelly Toy of Port Townsend sips a beverage Tuesday afternoon at the Seal Dog Coffee-Uptown Pub streatery on Lawrence Street. The Port Townsend City Council is considering making the pandemic-spurred streatery program permanent. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Kelly Toy of Port Townsend sips a beverage Tuesday afternoon at the Seal Dog Coffee-Uptown Pub streatery on Lawrence Street. The Port Townsend City Council is considering making the pandemic-spurred streatery program permanent. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
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American Red Cross volunteers based in the Carlsborg office, from left, Don Zanon, Jean Pratschner, and Mary Ann Dangman say their volunteer numbers depleted during the COVID-19 pandemic, but they find there are many ways to reengage the volunteer group, including fire prevention, disaster preparation and connecting military families.
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American Red Cross volunteers based in the Carlsborg office, from left, Don Zanon, Jean Pratschner, and Mary Ann Dangman say their volunteer numbers depleted during the COVID-19 pandemic, but they find there are many ways to reengage the volunteer group, including fire prevention, disaster preparation and connecting military families.
The free electric-vehicle charging station at the First Presbyterian Church, 1111 Franklin St. in Uptown Port Townsend, has been increasingly busy in the months since it was installed. One user sent a thank-you note to Holly Hallman, chairperson of the church’s Social Action, Justice and Environment committee. That driver must commute to Poulsbo, and the free juice made that feasible, she said. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Skipping the gas pump

The free electric-vehicle charging station at the First Presbyterian Church, 1111 Franklin St. in Uptown Port Townsend, has been increasingly busy in the months since… Continue reading

The free electric-vehicle charging station at the First Presbyterian Church, 1111 Franklin St. in Uptown Port Townsend, has been increasingly busy in the months since it was installed. One user sent a thank-you note to Holly Hallman, chairperson of the church’s Social Action, Justice and Environment committee. That driver must commute to Poulsbo, and the free juice made that feasible, she said. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
During the online Conservation Breakfast this Thursday, speakers — from left, David Brownell, Emma Brownell, Erik Kingfisher and Stormy Purser — will discuss how local tribes care for the land. The four are pictured last spring on Chimacum Ridge, one of the parcels the Jefferson Land Trust is working to preserve. (Tim Lawson/Jefferson Land Trust)
During the online Conservation Breakfast this Thursday, speakers — from left, David Brownell, Emma Brownell, Erik Kingfisher and Stormy Purser — will discuss how local tribes care for the land. The four are pictured last spring on Chimacum Ridge, one of the parcels the Jefferson Land Trust is working to preserve. (Tim Lawson/Jefferson Land Trust)

COVID-19 case rates continue downward trend

Masking is still recommended indoors, in schools

Rep. Steve Tharinger, Sen. Kevin Van De Wege and Rep. Mike Chapman
Rep. Steve Tharinger, Sen. Kevin Van De Wege and Rep. Mike Chapman
To mark the Rotary Club of Port Townsend's $10,000 gift to the Community Boat Project -- which is constructing tiny homes for local farmworkers -- boat project director Wayne Chimenti, far right, and shop organizer Gillian Kenagy, second from right, quickly painted a "check" on a piece of wood. Rotarian Carla Caldwell, far left, and club president Jim Cunnington were among the volunteers who joined a work party toward finishing the project's latest wooden tiny house last week.  Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

Donations for wooden tiny houses

which is constructing tiny homes for local farmworkers —… Continue reading

To mark the Rotary Club of Port Townsend's $10,000 gift to the Community Boat Project -- which is constructing tiny homes for local farmworkers -- boat project director Wayne Chimenti, far right, and shop organizer Gillian Kenagy, second from right, quickly painted a "check" on a piece of wood. Rotarian Carla Caldwell, far left, and club president Jim Cunnington were among the volunteers who joined a work party toward finishing the project's latest wooden tiny house last week.  Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

In-person public meetings to return

Hybrid city, county, port sessions planned

Jefferson Healthcare launches transition practice program for new RNs

Jefferson Healthcare is launching a transition-to-practice program for newly graduated registered nurses. The 12-month program will combine clinical experiences, didactic education and… Continue reading

Tug of war was one of the many games youngsters played at the PT School Party, a celebration for local students, teachers and families in the Port Townsend School District. A large crowd turned out for the event at Blue Heron Middle School, where relay races, free clam chowder, cookies and DJ'd music flowed through the afternoon. Students and staff at all Olympic Peninsula Schools will have the option to wear masks indoors or not now the state mandate has been lifted. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Masking optional in classes

Public schools set policies after state mandate lifted

Tug of war was one of the many games youngsters played at the PT School Party, a celebration for local students, teachers and families in the Port Townsend School District. A large crowd turned out for the event at Blue Heron Middle School, where relay races, free clam chowder, cookies and DJ'd music flowed through the afternoon. Students and staff at all Olympic Peninsula Schools will have the option to wear masks indoors or not now the state mandate has been lifted. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)