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The sounds of Christmas are echoing around the county again and not just from the ubiquitous radio stations and streaming services you hear in every public place.  The Christmas tree-lighting … more
Consumable gifts are the best.  I enjoy receiving homemade creations from my friends’ kitchens, especially fun stuff that I can use, over time, in my own dishes. Please give me … more
It’s beginning to look a lot like … Hawaii. The 50th state is probably the second most popular winter destination for PT residents — after Borrego Springs State Park near Palm … more
Close to 400 people attended the recent EV Expo, hosted by the Chamber of Jefferson County. Attendees got a first-hand look at over a dozen different electric vehicles (EVs). The event was a great … more
You might think a town with a lot of environmentally-conscious old folks would have a streetscape where everyone – including disabled people – could safely and conveniently opt out of … more
Events this summer brought together local leaders and residents concerned about affordable housing. There was broad consensus that policy changes in Port Townsend should reflect what people working … more
Hey, kids. What time is it? A. It’s the time of the year to watch more TV!   How about getting paid to watch TV — in Honolulu, Hawaii? I did that.   I also … more
In my comfy rocker, with a stack of classic Thanksgiving issues of “Saveur” and “Gourmet.” I flipped through glossy pages of perfect pies, when a memory of my 10 fingers … more
What do libraries, schools, and farms have in common? In Jefferson County, they are all part of the Community Seed Project, working toward a common goal to improve and preserve the genetic diversity … more
National Public Radio recently aired a story about Seattle runners getting bludgeoned by barred owls in city parks.  Barred owls are territorial and their behavior is temporary while guarding … more
We had a fast-paced October with Girls’ Night Out and all the haunted fun we could pack into October. Now we are gearing up for holiday happenings.  Our “Ring in the … more
Well, it was an old-fashioned “butt kickin!” It wasn’t a “red tsunami” or a “red wave” even though they may have come to also qualify as unexpected … more
It was late last Friday evening, around 10:15 p.m., when I was pondering the weekly insights into Port Ludlow life I might write in this week’s column.  I could report on the annual … more
Bill’s Electoral Yukfest: The midterm elections are finally over, and in case they didn’t come out the way we wanted, let’s try to lift spirits (or is it Halloween that lifts … more
Fall is here with some welcome cool moisture and lessening daylight.  It also holds fewer “touristas” and lower demand for the ferries, as long as they don’t have a … more
Candy corn, the scourge of Hallowe’en. You either love it or you hate it.  It’s the lima beans of candy — the last thing left in many trick-or-treaters’ bags, and much … more
The Port Townsend Main Street Program has some very special events planned for October. For many of us, fall is a favorite time of year, with the changing light, historic buildings framed by … more
My kitchen island is an autumnal still life of winter squashes. Arranged in artistic topsy-turvy are pie pumpkins, buttercups, butternuts, acorns, delicatas, and a green-skinned beauty that looks … more
“Plant lavender for luck.” – Alice Hoffman, “Practical Magic” Lavender offers many gifts to the gardener. It offers fragrant foliage and flowers in shades of purple, … more
Destination: McMinnville, Oregon for a Porsche Club event.  We were trying to stay on the roads not named “I-5,” but after enjoying BJ’s professional navigation of the … more
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