Diane Urbani de la Paz

Physicians: Pandemic is in hands of community

Five doctors, amid the rise in COVID-19 deaths on the North Olympic Peninsula, asked for the community’s help during a public health briefing. “We are… Continue reading

 

Exhausted health care workers tell of virus surge

A deeply fatigued Dr. Tracie Harris gave what she admitted were “entirely unprepared comments” Tuesday morning. “This is my 14th day in a row,” of… Continue reading

 

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PHOTO: Floating at the Rhody

The Sequim Irrigation Festival float, whose theme is “A Place for You to Rome,” rolled through Port Townsend in the 85th annual Rhododendron Festival Grand… Continue reading

 

The newly rebuilt trail to the summit of Hurricane Hill was opened by Olympic National Park in August 2020. File photo by Pierre LaBossiere/Olympic Peninsula News Group
The newly rebuilt trail to the summit of Hurricane Hill was opened by Olympic National Park in August 2020. File photo by Pierre LaBossiere/Olympic Peninsula News Group
Carol Swarbrick Dries portrays Lillian Carter in a new docudrama. Photo courtesy CJR Films

Swarbrick Dries presents Lillian Carter in film this weekend

Carol Swarbrick Dries, the movie and stage actor who makes her home in Sequim, is appearing in “Lillian Carter: More than a President’s Mother,” an… Continue reading

Carol Swarbrick Dries portrays Lillian Carter in a new docudrama. Photo courtesy CJR Films
Hayley Sharpe, owner of MOSS boutique, left, talks with Kayla Oakes, executive director of the Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts, on Tuesday next to a display of festival merchandise offered at the downtown Port Angeles shop. The festival's concerts and street fair return to the Vern Burton Community Center this Friday through Sunday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Juan de Fuca Festival in person, online, outdoors

Hybrid event offers extended virtual concert viewing for annual Juan de Fuca Festival.

Hayley Sharpe, owner of MOSS boutique, left, talks with Kayla Oakes, executive director of the Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts, on Tuesday next to a display of festival merchandise offered at the downtown Port Angeles shop. The festival's concerts and street fair return to the Vern Burton Community Center this Friday through Sunday. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)
Katy Bowman and Michael Kaffel, instructors at Nutritious Movement in Sequim, practice staking panels for Sunday’s “book walk” at Finnriver Farm & Cidery in Chimacum. The mile-long walk is a free event featuring Bowman’s new book, “Grow Wild.” Photo by Diane Urbani de la Paz/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Sequim author highlights new book with Chimacum walk on Sunday

Children are like trees, Katy Bowman believes. They grow up strong while they move with the wind and rain. She shares a tradition with her… Continue reading

Katy Bowman and Michael Kaffel, instructors at Nutritious Movement in Sequim, practice staking panels for Sunday’s “book walk” at Finnriver Farm & Cidery in Chimacum. The mile-long walk is a free event featuring Bowman’s new book, “Grow Wild.” Photo by Diane Urbani de la Paz/Olympic Peninsula News Group
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Juan de Fuca Festival chief to step down

Every organization — every person, for that matter — can look anew at what they want to do and be from here on out, Kayla… Continue reading

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Tom Landa is bandleader of The Paperboys and Locarno, two ensembles from Vancouver, B.C., who will give virtual concerts during the Juan de Fuca Festival in May. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

Juan de Fuca Festival ‘reimagined’

Memorial Day event to offer live, virtual performances

Tom Landa is bandleader of The Paperboys and Locarno, two ensembles from Vancouver, B.C., who will give virtual concerts during the Juan de Fuca Festival in May. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
Ewen LeRest, 16, of Quilcene, has received statewide recognition for his photography, which celebrates school activities as well as the natural world. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

A special eye: Young ‘environmental photojournalist’ wins award

Photographs advance to state competition

Ewen LeRest, 16, of Quilcene, has received statewide recognition for his photography, which celebrates school activities as well as the natural world. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
“Miss Lillian: More than a President’s Mother,” is a new documentary film inspired by Carol Swarbrick Dries of Sequim’s one-woman show. The movie is part of the online Cinejoy film festival this Saturday through March 30. Photo courtesy CJS Films

Lillian Carter movie premieres Saturday

Sequim actor in title role

“Miss Lillian: More than a President’s Mother,” is a new documentary film inspired by Carol Swarbrick Dries of Sequim’s one-woman show. The movie is part of the online Cinejoy film festival this Saturday through March 30. Photo courtesy CJS Films
Richard O’Neill, seen rehearsing for one of his solo appearances with the Port Angeles Symphony, won a Grammy Award on Sunday, March 14, for best classical instrumental solo recording. File photo by Diane Urbani de la Paz/Olympic Peninsula News Group

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, March 14, for best classical instrumental solo recording. File photo by Diane Urbani de la Paz/Olympic Peninsula News Group
At the display window in Uptown Port Townsend are, from left, Jeri Auty, Cheri Kopp, Debra Olson and Sue Gale, contributors to the "Art in a Pandemic" show, on view around the clock at the corner of Tyler and Lawrence streets. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)

Art as solace: Ten women share window display

Pandemic inspires creativity

At the display window in Uptown Port Townsend are, from left, Jeri Auty, Cheri Kopp, Debra Olson and Sue Gale, contributors to the "Art in a Pandemic" show, on view around the clock at the corner of Tyler and Lawrence streets. (Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News)
Alan and Karen Selig were among the gleaners volunteering at Joyce's Blueberry Haven last summer. Photo by Sharah Truett/WSU Clallam County Extension

Summer tastes are still alive, thanks to volunteer gleaners

Thanks to a small army of volunteer gleaners and two counties full of fruit, the taste of summer is alive and well in winter. This… Continue reading

Alan and Karen Selig were among the gleaners volunteering at Joyce's Blueberry Haven last summer. Photo by Sharah Truett/WSU Clallam County Extension
Working the COVID vaccination drive-up station Thursday are, from left, Jefferson Healthcare staffers Jaimie Hoobler, Brandy Boyd, Jess Cigalotti and Lori Banks. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News

‘Jumpstart phase’ of COVID-19 inoculation begins on peninsula

The mass COVID-19 vaccination campaign has begun on the North Olympic Peninsula. By early Thursday afternoon, about 90 people had received the Pfizer vaccine —… Continue reading

Working the COVID vaccination drive-up station Thursday are, from left, Jefferson Healthcare staffers Jaimie Hoobler, Brandy Boyd, Jess Cigalotti and Lori Banks. Diane Urbani de la Paz/Peninsula Daily News
Lauren Kuehne, lead author of a new study of noise pollution on the Olympic Peninsula, works in the forests of Western Washington. Photo by Diane Urbani de la Paz/Olympic Peninsula News Group

Growlers blamed for noise pollution

They’ve been close neighbors sharing the same sky. But Naval Air Station Whidbey Island and a team of research scientists on the North Olympic Peninsula… Continue reading

Lauren Kuehne, lead author of a new study of noise pollution on the Olympic Peninsula, works in the forests of Western Washington. Photo by Diane Urbani de la Paz/Olympic Peninsula News Group
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Historical drama tells of suffrage victory

It’s possible for two women — not at all alike — to reach a shared victory. It’s also possible to present a stage performance simultaneously… Continue reading

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Nurse and COVID-19 survivor Laura Dotlich sits next to a small pond at her home in rural Port Angeles on Thursday.
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Nurse and COVID-19 survivor Laura Dotlich sits next to a small pond at her home in rural Port Angeles on Thursday.