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  • Memorial Day ceremonies in PT, Brinnon, Ludlow

    Locally, Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, is to be celebrated in good form by the American Legion, Sons of the American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Elks Lodge, Ladies of Elks and the public.

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Blue Heron principal search in 'desperate straits'

With the school year nearing its end, Port Townsend School District officials are scrambling in their search for a new Blue Heron School principal after their top candidate pulled out May 21.

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PHOTO: Native Books Project

School, public and tribal librarians from Jefferson and Clallam counties received customized selections of Native American literature for their respective libraries in a ceremony Friday, May 15 at the Jefferson County Library. The awards from the Jefferson County Literacy Council’s Native Books Project were given by Barbara Smith, a retired professor of The Evergreen State College, author of several Native American case studies and project leader. Pictured (from left) are Kris Becker, Brad Collier, Barbara Smith Paulsen, Martha Ashenfelter, Melody Sky Eisler, Debra Gilbreath, Jennifer James-Wilson, Kit Ward-Crixell, Ann Healy Raymond, Cris Wilson, Angela Broderson, Kim Tingelstad, Sue Bettinger, (in front) Bonnie Roos and Jan Jacobson. Submitted photo

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Owls, raptors featured at May 21 Audubon program

Cindy Daily of Discovery Bay Wild Bird Rescue in Port Townsend and Jaye Moore of Northwest Raptor and Wildlife Center in Sequim bring live raptors and owls to the Community Center at 7 p.m. on Thursday, May 21. The event, hosted by Admiralty Audubon, offers the opportunity to learn about birds' natural history and the role of wildlife rehabilitators.

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Biotoxins close Ludlow, Mats Mats bays to recreational harvest of shellfish

Washington State Department of Health has closed Port Ludlow and Mats Mats bays to the recreational harvest of shellfish after Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning (PSP)-causing marine biotoxins were detected at elevated levels in shellfish samples collected May 19. The closure zone extends east around Tala Point but does not include the Tala Shore beach.

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Planned outage to impact Mason PUD 1 customers in south Jefferson County

Mason County Public Utility District 1 is advising customers in south Jefferson County, from Mike's Beach up to Mt. Walker, of a planned power outage May 28 and 29.

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Elvis sighted in Brinnon

The Boosters need a boost, so they're throwing a bash that's a blast from the past.

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PT Film Fest reveals Clue No. 1 for Guess the Guest contest

The Port Townsend Film Festival's annual “Guess the Guest” contest begins today with the first of three clues. Be the first to identify this year's special guest and win a PTFF T-shirt, hat and a photo opportunity with the special guest at the 16th annual PT Film Festival, set for Sept. 25-27.

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7th annual concert for Ugandan orphans May 24

This Sunday, Lisa Lanza brings together the cream of Port Townsend’s young musicians and some of their equally talented elders to present the seventh annual Memorial Day Weekend Concert in support of Ugandan AIDS orphans. The concert begins at 4 p.m., May 24 at Grace Lutheran Church, 1120 Walker St.

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Try the Hot Club Sandwich Saturday at Fort Worden

Seattle-based hot-jazz string band Hot Club Sandwich performs at 8 p.m., Saturday, May 23 at Rainshadow Recording Studio at Fort Worden, located in Building 315, behind Copper Canyon Press. Admission is $10.

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Call for artists for August Studio Tour

Art Port Townsend's 17th annual Studio Tour, taking place Aug. 22-23, seeks applications from artists who wish to participate.

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A pod of orca passing in front of Chetzemoka Park, and on toward Point Wilson, on May 12, 2015.

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