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Sometimes I can still hear her. “Hurry up and clean your plate. Hurry up and get ready for school. Don’t be late for the dentist. Hurry up with your homework.” Grandma Nana was … more
We are on our way again, aren’t we. Family, friends, parties, mistletoe, (hopefully), eggnog, the color green, the color red, the smell of wood burning, and much more are all part of the next … more
The Port of Port Townsend marks its 100th year in 2024. It was formed by Jefferson County voters in 1924. To commemorate the anniversary, the Port has hired former Leader publisher Scott Wilson … more
  Though our house came with a well-worn orchard ladder and an apple picker, the deer and the crows got most of the produce from our fruit trees the first year we lived here. So when a … more
  When contemporary British composer John Rutter set out to write his “Magnificat,” he wanted something buoyant and full of light. The Community Chorus of Port Townsend and … more
Chimacum Junior/Senior High School has been cooking up something special–a new school-based food truck. The Chimacum FEED Truck (Food, Education & Enterprise Development) is the first … more
  Fall is a mushroom hunter’s dream in the Pacific Northwest. Despite the assurances of Alexander Schwab’s “Mushrooming Without Fear,” or those of a friend who … more
    The Port Townsend School District celebrated the completion of a new rooftop solar array three months ahead of schedule. A 99.6-kilowatt grid-tied solar photovoltaic … more
  100 Years Ago this week 1923 Leader, #1999.36.103, JCHS collection Headline, Friday, Dec. 7, 1923 STATE FLOWER PROTECTION Devastation of Peninsula Acres to Be Stopped. … more
    The local concert series that began in 2018, and recovered from a COVID-forced intermission, is continuing through the New Year and early winter months of 2024. Matt … more
“We like to make sure everyone is getting a good lunch,” said Jim Lopez, president of the Port Townsend Senior Association (PTSA). “I’m not sure what their nutrition is like … more
    Over the past 20 years, the combined Port Townsend and Chimacum wrestling team averaged two wrestlers per year from Chimacum High School, but this year saw a significant shift … more
Sadie LeDonna and Shawn Kellogg have announced purchase of the building housing their business, Pop-Up Movement, that provides quality movement education for both children and adults through … more
The Port Townsend Yacht Club awarded nine scholarships for the academic year 2023 - 2024. The Yacht Club has awarded these scholarships annually for over 30 years. They are offered to … more
Sidonie Maroon, Culinary educator for The Food Co-op   Years ago, I remade Christmas cooking for myself. Little by little, I decided what mattered and let the rest go. And what did … more
The Jefferson County Library District Winter Giving Campaign is focused on funding a solar energy project.  In addition to reducing fossil fuel use and increasing energy resiliency within … more
Kitsap Credit Union has announced the appointment of Richard Polipnick as the new branch manager of their Port Townsend branch. Polipnick has over a decade in the banking and finance industry … more
The Friends of Fort Worden State Park will begin removing an old garbage dump next week along Mule Barn Road and turn the area into a natural meadow with a view of the nearby Chinese Gardens. … more
On the evening of Saturday, Dec. 2, at approximately 4:15 p.m., a small single-engine plane had an emergency while attempting to land at Jefferson International Airport. The front landing gear … more
  Although no vote was taken, two of the three members of the Board of Jefferson County Commissioners expressed unfavorable opinions regarding the proposed funding mechanism recommendations … more
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