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April is Native Plant Appreciation Month in Washington. It’s a time to enjoy the beauty of our native plants and celebrate the gifts they offer to pollinators and wildlife.  Why, then, … more
This week's toon by Nhatt Nichols. more
Last week my husband and I had the opportunity to try out Jefferson Transit’s new No. 14 Kingston Express bus service. This service is an express bus from Port Townsend to the ferry terminal … more
Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) recognizes the opioid crisis in Jefferson County and continues to combat misinformation. Since 2016, JCPH has been providing opioid overdose medication at no … more
For a number of reasons, it has recently been a challenge to create something for this column that even I would find interesting, let alone you.  However, I did hit upon a theme I think I can … more
Candidates are already stating their intentions to run for public office, and as we approach the May 16 — May 20 candidate filing period for the 2022 elections, the League of Women … more
On the far side of open pasture, the trail curves and under a hedge of thimbleberry canes, I see emerging stinging nettles. They’re the perfect size for harvesting.  I’ve brought … more
Several nice people graciously responded to last week’s column where I wrote about mine, and my family’s, response to my bum hip.  I appreciate their empathetic sentiments and … more
Not laughing: We lost a funny writer recently. Arguably the best humorist of our times. That’s important.  P.J. O’Rourke is but one example why most of my book reading in these … more
Don’t let a bum hip keep you down! If you have a choice that is.  My choice is to make an effort to see as much of the NCAA basketball tournament as I can. It ain’t hard if you … more
Last week we convened a group of young professionals to hear about their experiences with securing housing.  It was one of the few times in my work life that the table was full of young … more
For those who haven’t visited the Port Townsend Food Co-op’s wine and beer department since our remodel and grand re-opening in August 2019, consider this an invitation to come, discover, … more
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