Arts and Entertainment
Late wood sculptor left his mark on PT
Over the past three decades, the late Stanley Rill became a fixture in the Port Townsend arts scene with his intricate wood …
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‘We are made of star stuff’
When Sputnik 1 was launched into orbit by the Soviet Union on Oct. 4, 1957, Stephen Yates and his entire generation were struck by awe …
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KCPT’s winning “Sea Marks”
“Endearing” often serves as a catch-all adjective for those who don’t want to cast their descriptive nets very …
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How to craft a guardian angel
While she has never seen an angel, Pat Chase has no doubt they are always around to lend a helping hand. “My belief is they are …
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In other news ...
Local news
Chimacum school board candidates debate role

The Chimacum School District candidates’ forum Oct. 14 managed to fit in the six total candidates vying for the Position 2, 3 and 4 seats, starting with Mike Aman and Mickey Nagy facing off over the open Position 2 seat on the board.

Homeless shelter enters winter hours
As the days get shorter and nights get windier, the homeless shelter in the basement of the American Legion Post 26 in Port Townsend plans to begin its winter schedule on Oct. 20. The shelter will be open from 4 p.m. to 8 a.m. seven days a week.
Leader wins first place for General Excellence statewide
Judges of Washington’s 2019 “Better Newspaper Contest” rated The Port Townsend Leader first in the General Excellence category for papers of its size. The winning score is a composite of judges’ assessment of breadth of news coverage, ad design, writing quality, overall design, photos, front pages, sports, opinion pages headlines and treatment of public notices. Breadth of coverage is the heaviest weighted of those elements.
PUD restores power after outages
The Jefferson County Public Utility District responded to widespread power outages across East Jefferson County two days in a row, for reasons related to the season.
Invasive European green crabs found in Drayton Harbor
After volunteers from the Washington Sea Grant Crab Team monitoring program discovered an invasive European green crab at Kala Point Lagoon last September, they kept their eyes peeled for the invasive crustaceans during their crab searches this year.
On the calendar
Community Calendar for Oct. 16, 2019

Wednesday, Oct. 16 Bread & Gravy Duo. 5:30 p.m., Spirits Bar & Grill at the Old Alcohol Plant, 310 Hadlock Bay Road, Port Hadlock. Thursday, Oct. 17 Jack Dwyer. 6 p.m., Ajax Café, 21 N. Water Street, Port Hadlock. Taproom Trivia. 6:30 p.m. Discovery Bay Brewing, 948 N. Park Ave. “Sea Marks” 7:30 p.m., Key City Public Theatre, 419 Washington St.

Community Calendar for Oct. 09 2019

Wednesday, Oct. 9 Vinyl Tap. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Spirits Bar & Grill at the Old Alcohol Plant, 310 Hadlock Bay Road, Port Hadlock. Trevor Hanson. 5-9 p.m., Ajax Café, 21 N. Water St., Port Hadlock. Taproom Trivia. 6:30 p.m., Discovery Bay Brewing, 948 N. Park Ave. Chicago Bob’s Gently Amplified Blues Jam., 6-9 p.m.,. Highway 20 Road House, 2152 Sims Way. Not an open mike, you play all night with the Midnight Train Blues Band. Trivia Wednesdays. 7 p.m., Uptown Pub.

Coleman White, 75, a longtime resident of Port Townsend, died October 10th from complications of Parkinson’s disease. He is survived by his wife, Sally Davis, his son Caton White, (Stacey), and …
Nancy Lynn Stroeder, 67, passed away at her home on October 5, 2019. She was the daughter of T.V. and Mary Lou Williams. She was born on November 21, 1951, at Marysville, Kansas. She graduated from …
Barry died peacefully Sept. 27, 2019, at 3:35 p.m., with Jan, his wife of 48 years by his side. He was born on June 13, 1939, in California, were his sister Joan still lives, as well as his half …
Please join us to celebrate Josh, share stories and remember a life lived to its fullest, a young man well loved and taken way too soon. Finnriver Farm and Cidery, Chimacum, WA, October 26, 1:00-pm - …
A memorial is scheduled for October 19, 2019, at 2:30 pm, at Oak Bay Baptist Church, 1314 Oak Bay Rd., Port Hadlock, WA 98339.

Style, editors, and cartoons

I recently spotted a copy editor’s nightmare — maybe one even worse than having to edit my screed: A photo in a local paper of a public-spirited bank exec giving a check to charity. Her …

Bark, Beach Club and Bluebills

The Olympic Peninsula Bluebills is a local volunteer organization loosely associated with Boeing through local retirees and others who see the good work they do and join them. This past year they …

Miller assumes

“Never assume anything” is a journalism creed not learned by Dean Miller, as evidenced by his editorial published Oct 9. The editor assumes that I am “in charge in these …

No benefit from new port tax

The Port wants you to pay $15 million for neglected maintenance and repair of its facilities. They expected to take $15 million without a vote, but 2,000 people petitioned and put Proposition 1 on …