Arts and Entertainment
Holy Comic Swap Batman!
Rick Grimes and Michonne of “The Walking Dead” facing off against a pair of Xenomorphs from the “Aliens” …
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Phantom guitar limb
When Ed Gerhard doesn’t hold his guitar, he feels as if a limb has been amputated. “The presence of the guitar is always with …
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Speaking ‘mind-2-mind’
As a practicing Buddhist, Odin Oldenburg seeks enlightenment through correct mindfulness, something incorporated into his latest …
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In love with that mournful sound
The first time David Jacobs-Strain heard a bluesy resonator guitar, he instantly fell in love with the unique sound. The tone of …
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Local news
Additional officers, patrol cars in town prompt questions

Port Townsend is a small enough town that local residents and motorists noticed when there appeared to be more patrol cars on the streets than usual July 19, but Port Townsend Police Chief Michael …

PT businesses, customers sound off on parking
Following The Leader’s June 26 story on parking enforcement within the city of Port Townsend, the city’s business owners, employees and customers had no shortage of opinions to offer about the availability of parking spaces in Port Townsend, and very few of them were pleased about it.
Injured dog’s owner responds to angry critics
On July 10, The Leader published the story of a wolf hybrid dog who had been dragged behind a car and the resulting interactions between two local animal rescue organizations. Two days later, the owner of the dog, whom The Leader chose not to name in the first story, came to the Leader office to address harsh online critics.
Staff shortage challenges local restaurants
Alison Hero, owner of the Silverwater Cafe, has had only one day off since Father’s Day. Beyond her normal managerial duties of a restaurateur, Hero has been in the kitchen, cooking alongside her employees.
Rhody Carnival finds temporary home... again
The Rhody Festival Funtastic Carnival will be held at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds next year to test the public’s willingness to head 2.5 miles northwest of downtown, the Rhody Festival association announced. While convenient, Memorial Field isn’t ideal. Carnival rides arrive on heavy trucks that damage playing surfaces and irrigation systems.
On the calendar
Community Calendar for July 17, 2017

MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT Wednesday, July 17 Strait Scoop. 5-8 p.m., Port Townsend Brewery, 330 10th St. Mystery Bay String Band. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Old Alcohol Plant, 310 Hadlock Bay Rd, Port Hadlock. Blues Wednesday. 6 p.m. Discovery Bay Brewing, 948 N. Park Ave.

Community Calendar for July 10, 2019

MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT Wednesday, July 10 Cort Armstrong Trio. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Old Alcohol Plant, 310 Hadlock Bay Rd, Port Hadlock. Blues Wednesday. 6 p.m. Discovery Bay Brewing, 948 N Park Ave.

Obituaries
Helmer passed away on July 13, 2019 at his home in Port Townsend at the age of 79. Helmer was born to Bernice and Helmer Johnson on May 5, 1940 in Neenah, Wisconsin. He grew up and graduated high …
Barbara Marie (Bajace) Sepersky passed away with peace and dignity on June 28 in Petaluma, California. Barbara was born in Milwaukee, WI to Emil & Anne (Bernatt) Bajace, and was raised within a …
Bill Sperry passed away on June 4, 2019 in Colorado Springs, Co. while attending his OCS (Officer Candidate School) Reunion. Although his passing was sudden, he was among his brothers-in-arms and …
Long time Quilcene, WA resident Gregory Lee Mowers passed away surrounded by family and friends in Port Townsend, WA on July 4, 2019. There will be a graveside interment July 18, 2019 at 2:00pm in …
Francis Schweizer passed away May 27 at the age of 96. She was a Huntingford and grew up on the family homestead. She loved animals, especially her riding horse. She was her father’s favorite …
Columnists

My Best Sea Story

They left fifty years ago yesterday and arrived fifty years ago this Saturday and most of us of a certain age remember where we were when it happened. In addition, any of us who were in the military …

Mathematician the Humpback

Last week had it all with an unusually rainy day in July, a laser light show instead of fireworks on Independence Day at Fort Worden, and a whale watching expedition on the Puget Sound …
Opinion

My Best Sea Story

They left fifty years ago yesterday and arrived fifty years ago this Saturday and most of us of a certain age remember where we were when it happened. In addition, any of us who were in the military …

City Hall sits on offer made to City Manager

When Mayor Deborah Stinson and the City Council announced their top pick for City Manager had signed and returned Port Townsend’s job offer letter, we thought Port Townsend taxpayers would be …