Arts and Entertainment
PTHS art classes prepare for Student Wearable Art Show
The art classroom at Port Townsend High School was abuzz with activity Jan. 15, as students were reminded — much to the surprise …
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Community calendar for Jan. 22, 2020
Editor’s note: Wednesday before publication is the deadline for calendar additions, which must be emailed to …
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'Jojo Rabbit' castigates fascism by exposing its immaturity
“Jojo Rabbit” is one of the most gravity-defying hybrids of dark comedy and earnest pathos I’ve seen since Mel …
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‘Strange Brewfest’ recruits record number of breweries
For its 16th year, Strange Brewfest is hearkening back to its namesake, the 1983 comedy film “Strange Brew,” starring Rick …
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In other news ...
Local news
Amazon package contract changes US postal service

Postal customers calling to complain about home delivery in Port Townsend are learning the changes in their hometown service are a side-effect of the rapid growth of online shopping.

How the city’s sewer system might affect eelgrass
If the City of Port Townsend changes course on plans for a new sewer drain at North Beach, it may be due, in part, to concerns about eelgrass, an aquatic plant beachcombers take for granted but scientists worry about.
Quality control issues with brand new PTPD patrol cars
Since getting his brand new patrol car, Port Townsend Police Sergeant Troy Surber has driven 700 miles.
Suicide rate same as last year in Jefferson County
Suicide rates have remained relatively steady in Jefferson County over the past four years, but organizations like the National Alliance on Mental Health are hoping community involvement will help lower the numbers.
Jefferson County Commissioners seek citizen representatives
Jefferson County Commissioners are looking for applications to fill two vacant positions on public boards.
On the calendar
Community calendar for Jan. 15, 2020

Editor’s note: Wednesday before publication is the deadline for calendar additions, which must be emailed to calendars@ptleader.com by 5 p.m. Entries submitted after that deadline will not be …

Community calendar for Jan. 8, 2020

Editor’s note: Wednesday before publication is the deadline for calendar additions, which must be emailed to calendars@ptleader.com by 5 p.m. Entries submitted after that deadline will not be …

Obituaries
Lifelong Jefferson County resident James “Jimmy” Leavitt passed away from heart failure at Harrison Medical Center, Bremerton, Wa on January 7 , 2020 with family by hisside. He was …
Janie Sue Marcus died surrounded by her loved ones on January 12, 2020 in Port Townsend. She is survived by her fiancé Doug Lewis, her mother Naomi, daughter Jessica Etta Ewoldt, brothers …
Robert William Barber died at his home in Pima, Arizona on January 4, 2020. Bob was born August 7, 1943 in Riverside, California to George and Vera Barber. He graduated from high school in 1962, …
Honor is Not a Word, But a Way of Life   Fredrick Basford White (Col. Ret.), a resident of Port Townsend, Washington died on December 30, 2019. Fred was born and raised in Wolfeboro, New …
Jim Pickett, 81, died Nov. 15, 2019 at home in Port Townsend. He had lived with Stage IV kidney cancer for twenty-eight years. Born in Wharton, Texas, he grew up in the small farming community of …
Columnists

Winners from bingo to football

Chili, visitors, friends, and a seven-year-old bingo winner! What’s not to like here at the annual Beach Club Chili Cook Off and Bingo Game? It was all there at the monthly LMC Pot Luck …

Fry voices and fly boys

Short items, from the Mann with a short attention span: —The pending move of the Sussexes to Vancouver Island’s North Saanich is partly due, says The Guardian, to the racism aimed at …
Opinion

I believe in angels

This angel appeared yesterday while I was standing in line at Safeway, giving the cashier money to pay for my weekly groceries. All of a sudden this beautiful woman insisted on paying my bill! I kept …

RF exposure is everywhere

If you use a cell phone, “opting-out” of a PUD meter that uses radio frequency (RF) for meter readings will not reduce your exposure to low-energy, non-ionizing radiation. Many devices …