Sometimes a local tourism event does exactly what it’s supposed to and last weekend’s Olympic Peninsula Apple & Cider Festival seemed to be one such case. Mulling over their choices in a …
Bernie Arthur is running for City Council. But his biggest concern is getting people to vote in the first place. “I watched the last election for City Council and only about 3,600 people voted,” Arthur said during a candidate forum hosted by the Port Townsend Kiwanis club on Oct. 9. “But the total amount of registered voters in the city is more than 7,000. That means more than half didn’t vote at all.”
When conversing with the Almighty, master organist Gary Rutherford’s medium of choice is a pipe organ. “It is the voice of the people,” Rutherford said. “For me, the organ’s primary purpose in church, especially, is for accompanying hymns. Anything else that happens after that is wonderful, but its number-one purpose is to accompany the voice of the congregation. I am really trying to reflect their voices.”
Johnsmith owes his prolific music career to a case of grand theft auto. “I graduated in 1969 and went out to Southern California just to get out of Iowa,” said Johnsmith, who grew up in a town of about 100 inhabitants.
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.
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.
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.