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With the area’s history of agriculture, and his students’ love of eating, Chimacum High School Spanish teacher Reed Aubin saw an opportunity three years ago to connect his kids to another culture.

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In the dark, rain-sodden forests in Quilcene, a pop of color peeks out from pine needles and ferns on the forest floor. Like a little beacon of light, a chanterelle mushroom draws the eye, with its yellow-orange wavy top and white stem. 

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When Duende Libre performed at the Cellar Door last August, the excitement was so palpable that the band nearly missed the ferry back to Seattle because their audience didn’t want them to leave. Their set was such a success that the three-piece band, plus a guest vocalist and percussionist, …

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A tiny cheese sits on a tiny plate in a tiny world. It’s a perfect setup for a small human, a fairy, maybe even a hamster to come and take a nibble. 

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From instruments to works of art to decorative trinkets and more practical pieces, a wide selection of woodworkers and their creations were on hand Nov. 3-4 during the 13th annual Woodworkers Show at the American Legion Marvin G. Shields Memorial Post 26 building.

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Donna Washington, an internationally known and multi-award-winning storyteller, will be a featured guest faculty member next week for Centrum’s inaugural Oral Storytelling Workshop.

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Like Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman” earlier this year, “The Hate U Give” explores the all-too-real turmoil of black people who are tasked with walking between two worlds.

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During the course of 12 days, a small crew of three Italian filmmakers, a band of creative minds and a pair of actors crammed the former underground Quimper Sound record store for principal photography of an independent film, “12 Conversations.” 

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One avid history researcher has been collecting anything of note concerning Jefferson County’s schools for years.

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While the National Alliance on Mental Illness strives to advocate for the needs of those affected by mental illness, the president of the local chapter also wanted her audience at the Rose Theatre to know her group promotes hope.

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Audiences received more than what they were promised when renowned violist Matthew Daline, a former Port Townsend High School student, presented an encore on Oct. 28 with his solo work of “Suite Hebraique for Viola and Orchestra.” 

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On the day Kevin Reiswig unloaded a truck full of belongings after a long trip from the Midwest to settle in Port Townsend, the annual Woodworkers Show took place.

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The Port Townsend High School Players are hitting the stage to open "Almost, Maine" this weekend.

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It all began with a dream, a horrifying one about the intellectual Earth ridding itself of its infection called life. An apocalyptic scene was the aftermath of probing, mining, pollution and other ecological residue of human inhabitants. The planet eventually said “enough is enough” by respo…

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As lush and robust as shorelines can be, careful hands can capture their simplicity in an elegant but sturdy way. That is what Hannah Viano, the inaugural artist in residency at the Jefferson County Museum of Art and History, has been striving for with her brand of paper cut art.

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As autumn weather sets in and the sun sets earlier in the day, it is time for an Art Gallery Walk, during which artists will have their work on display from Port Townsend to Port Ludlow.

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As one would expect from a National Geographic documentary, “Free Solo” would be an impressive cinematic achievement, even if it didn’t detail the motivations driving rock climber Alex Honnold to make history, by becoming the first person to perform a free solo climb of Yosemite National Par…

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Just after the Quilcene School let out Oct. 24, students and families charged through the school grounds for pumpkin bowling, pumpkin painting, pony cart rides, a photo booth, a spooky candy corn ring toss, music and more for the inaugural Halloween Harvest festival. The event aimed to promo…

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Flappers and gangsters, who looked as they stepped out of a time machine, strolled into the Commons at Fort Worden and raised more than $260,000 for scholarships.

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If asked, most artists will say the two stumbling blocks that keep them from dedicating themselves full time to their craft is time and money. Centrum helps Pacific Northwest creators with those two necessities through its Emerging Artist Residency program.

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Audience members at Port Townsend Community Orchestra’s first concert of the season may recognize a familiar face among the other talented musicians. Renowned violinist and violist Matthew Daline, a 1990 graduate of Port Townsend High School, will lend his talents to the orchestra of which h…

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Pushing the boundaries of his musicianship has been the goal for Seattle-based composer and pianist  Wayne Horvitz throughout his storied career.

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Halloween is coming up, and maybe you would like to get into the haunting spirit with some spooky films, but you are tired of watching all the same old standbys year after year because how can you be scared if you know what is going to happen?

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What would happen if two people, who haven't seen each other for 20 years and share the same skeletons in their closet but don't know the extent of their own, reconnect on a whim? That's the question, along with several others, asked by Key City Public Theatre's rendition of “Annapurna.”

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Close your eyes and picture someone who has traversed multiple continents by bicycle.

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Many may know her as the front woman of the homegrown Famous Lucy, but diners who come into La Femme will know her by the different kind of notes she sings, in the form of what she delivers from the Uptown Pub kitchen to their table.

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Have you ever wanted to get a sense of the many exhaustive steps involved in not only becoming an astronaut, but also landing on the moon, back when the height of technological advancement was toggle-switches?

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“I simply got hooked,” guitarist Peppino D’Agostino said about when he first picked up the six-stringed instrument and began plucking and strumming away.

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Mind readers return

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When colder weather rears its head around this time of year, many look for a drink, whether cold or warm, to coincide with the season.

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Crowds of kinetic sculpture enthusiasts, dressed in every Krazy Kostume imaginable from chickens, to “mediocre” superheroes, to steampunk icons, and queens and kings of all kinds, descended on Port Townsend on Oct. 6 and 7 for the 36th annual Port Townsend Bay Kinetic Race.

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There’s something very meta-fictional about Sam Elliott, in the fourth film version of “A Star Is Born,” saying how every song tells “the same story, over and over” and is distinguished only by how the tale is told.

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Between the walls of Northwind Arts Center that held their own stories, a pair of singer/songwriters told their own, through the medium of music and lyrics.

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What started in Ferndale, California, nearly 50 years ago with the first-ever Kinetic Sculpture Race, has taken over Jefferson County and Port Townsend. 

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