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My license plate says “The Evergreen State,” and that sounds nice and green. But there’s a down side to all these trees, too. They’re impediments to reception.  Guy … more
I’m writing in response to Lynne Stryker’s letter to the editor. In her letter, which was really an open letter to another resident of Port Townsend, she stated that she would use Mace … more
Deer following you? Between May and July, most does give birth to one or two fawns. And like any mother, she has a strong instinct to protect her young from harm. You may not see yourself as a … more
Sometimes things just don’t make sense. For example, why is the Port of Port Townsend purchasing the Short’s Farm in Chimacum? Today I believe I found the answer in a Leader news article … more
The Port Townsend City Council planning meeting on Feb. 13 focused on providing affordable housing in Port Townsend for resident workers and long-term residents, many of whom don’t have the … more
Thanks for your article and opinion pieces about the usage of the fairgrounds.  I didn’t know that there was a question about, perhaps, poor management of the grounds. I’m not … more
ASB. I am told it stands for “Associated Student Body.” I suspect it is a current term for what many of us knew as the Student Council in those times affectionately known as the … more
Fungi are at the heart of life in the garden. They are neither plants nor animals, but they are essential to all plant and animal life.   Fungi were among the first complex, multicellular … more
Your Feb. 23 headline article “Fair association turns microscope on itself” reporting Jefferson County Fair Association self-governance failure, reminds me of your mud-drag event … more
I attended the Jefferson County Fair Board meeting on Feb. 9 because I believe in the vision that former manager Danny McEnerney put forth for a year-round facility providing family-oriented … more
Did you hear or read about in the Jan. 25 Leader the “State of the City” speech?  If you did, you may have noticed that there was some money for streets but not enough, some money … more
Bánh mì (BUN-mee) is bread in Vietnamese, but also refers to the sandwich, a culinary fusion of French and Vietnamese, and an example of how linked food and history are. A brief … more
I had my newly rescued terrier overcome and pinned by two very large dogs at the Chetzemoka dog park today. I had my back turned and was trying to latch the gate when I heard snarling and yelping. I … more
Port Townsend Golf Course has raised more than $700,000 for kids and charities over the last 20 years from golf tournaments. This list was compiled by a mens club member a few years ago. Kiwanis, … more
Octopuses are widely recognized as the smartest invertebrate in the world, even being known to outsmart humans and escape enclosures. We love them so much, we even named our hockey team after them! … more
It’s early morning at Fort Worden Battery Putnam when Port Townsend StyroCyclers volunteers carry between 500 to 700 pounds of expanded polystyrene foam (EPS) from East Jefferson County to the … more
The current task to redefine portions of our city’s zoning code that is before our elected officials, staff, and volunteer planning commission is immense and complex. While I maintain the … more
Didn’t your elders teach you to clean up after yourselves? I live near Jefferson County Fairgrounds and walk through it frequently. It was sweet to see our fun county fair resume this summer … more
Many of you probably have a dog, dogs, or other pets and enjoy all of the psychological, emotional, and physical benefits of having a pet(s). Frankly, we know many of you folks sacrifice personal … more
On vacation while in sunny California this month, we were looking for a PT fix. And we found a great one: “The Race to Alaska,” Zach Carver’s funny and exciting 2020 documentary. … more
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