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    December 13 has special significance for Scandinavians, as it celebrates Saint Lucia, the patron saint of light and sight, at the approach of the year’s shortest days. … more
    After 24 years in business, Perfect Season home and decor store will close its doors next month. Like her neighbor, the Mad Hatter, owner Regina Siefried has been struggling … more
  Egor Shokoladov, one of Northwind Art’s local Artist Showcase program participants, has been accepted to Art Basel Miami, the gigantic art fair set for Dec. 6-10.  The … more
Last week The Leader reported on State Route 104 and the huge number of accidents on this dangerous stretch of road west of the Hood Canal Bridge. It also detailed the continuing delays to the safety … more
  Eleven years after Washington voters approved the use of recreational cannabis it is still a work in progress, but one where its benefits can balance the pitfalls. Users are grateful … more
  The retail space that currently serves as the Wooden Boat Chandlery at the Northwest Maritime Center in downtown Port Townsend will become its new Welcome Center in the spring of 2024. … more
There will be one less THING to do in Port Townsend next summer. The Seattle Theater Group (STG), which sponsored three versions of its boutique music and arts fair at Fort Worden State Park, … more
  A Habitat for Humanity development in Port Townsend received a visit from state-level officials on Friday, Nov. 17, a day after millions of dollars in grants were announced. The … more
  Special to The Leader   The week ending Nov. 17 saw the Port Townsend High School Key Interact Club make more than 300 cookies for the annual “Community Bowls and … more
  While rough roads are a problem for many cities, Port Townsend is a victim of overly ambitious aspirations of its original settlement in the latter half of the 19th century. Port … more
  The numbers are clear. A stretch of highway of critical importance to Jefferson County is deadly. Yet, despite years of promises, in-depth studies, and an appalling number of accidents, … more
Tina L. Woods, wanted for burglaries up and down the Olympic Peninsula, was arrested on Wednesday, Nov. 8 in her home near Bremerton in Kitsap County. According to the Jefferson County … more
During the night of Nov. 10, between 8 and 10 p.m., Braith Miller’s 1974, 45-foot ketch Touchstone, crashed onto the shore near Bayview Restaurant in downtown Port Townsend. Winds in Port … more
  Decades ago, when PT was a seen as a quirky, off-the-beaten-track destination, there was a group of bohemian locals known as the Shed Boys. Young, often talented in the trades, and … more
  Sweepers have been busy on the streets of Port Townsend over the last few weeks sucking up a deluge of dying foliage from summer. Even during moderate rain, leaves are collected and water … more
On Friday, November 10, two members of the Kiwanis Club of Port Townsend, Don Olsen, left, and Steve Taylor, put up 21 American Flags along Sims Way in Port Townsend in honor of Veterans Day. more
  The first hour of the Port Townsend City Council’s meeting on Monday, Nov. 13, saw 80 citizens guided through the existing pool facilities at the Mountain View Commons, to gain a … more
    The Key City Public Theatre in downtown Port Townsend has been awarded the Outstanding Bricks and Mortar Rehabilitation Award for its multi-year facility remodel by the … more
The American Association of University Women, AAUW, is celebrating its seventy-fifth year in Port Townsend, and this year, they are recognizing women of the global majority who live and work here and … more
    Jefferson County Commissioner Kate Dean is weighing a congressional campaign following U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer’s announcement that he will not seek another term. … more
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