Arts and Entertainment
Manresa Castle offers evening of ‘Enchantment’
Visitors to Manresa Castle on the evening of Nov. 16 were treated to two shades of illusion through “The Enchantment …
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Bookmobile brings library checkouts to Quilcene, Brinnon students
As the days grow shorter and colder, the prospect of an extended drive from Brinnon or Quilcene to the Jefferson County Library in …
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John William Davis makes music from his life
Everett Moran has hosted a number of musicians at Rainshadow Recording whose talents have impressed him, but John William Davis is a …
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Future uncertain for ‘Concerts in the Woods’ in Coyle
Norman Johnson insists his retirement from leadership of Coyle’s “Concerts in the Woods,” is not an ending but a …
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Is it a Ruby-Crowned Kinglet? Or a Hutton’s Vireo?

Imagine yourself walking through Cappie’s trails, or sitting on the beach at Fort Flagler. What do you see? The forest floor, the gnarls of roots, the treetop canopy, Admiralty Inlet, the sand, the rocks and the waves lapping the shore. What do you hear? The wind in the trees, the waves lapping on the shore and maybe the chirping of the Hutton’s Vireo or the squawk of the common Glaucous-winged Gull.

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Local news
Moving the needle on affordable housing

Meeting in special session on Nov. 12, Port Townsend’s City Council adopted several changes aiming to increase the amount of affordable housing in the city through deregulation.

Community rallies around families of three dead youth
Friends of the three young adults killed in a crash Nov. 11 describe them as people who had struggled through the transition to adulthood and were finding their feet.
DNR plans to sell 80 acres of Jeff Co forests, without consulting county
The state Department of Natural Resources is proposing to auction off 80 acres of forest land in Jefferson County.
Does I-976 affect DOT’s proposed roundabout for SR 104?
The passage of anti-tax activist Tim Eyman’s Initiative 976, which will limit the annual license fees for vehicles at $30, will not have an effect on the proposal to build a roundabout at the state Route 104/Paradise Bay/Shine Road intersection.
Hometown intern hits hard news beat
The Leader’s newsroom is gaining a new but familiar face to the community.
On the calendar
Community calendar for Nov. 20, 2019

Wednesday before publication is the deadline for calendar additions, which must be emailed to by 5 p.m. Entries submitted after that deadline will not be published in the print …

Community calendar for Nov. 13, 2019

Editor’s note: Wednesday before publication is the deadline for calendar additions, which must be emailed to by 5 p.m. Entries submitted after that deadline will not be …

Mary Ann Bone (Doolittle) nee Hansen, former resident of Port Townsend, passed away peacefully at age 94 on November 6, 2019, in Grants Pass, Oregon. Ann was born in Silver Lake, Wa., to parents …
Robert ‘Bob’ Van Allsburg passed peacefully into his Savior’s arms on Thursday, November 7th, 2019 at his home in Port Ludlow, WA. Bob was a graduate of Union High School and …
Dean L. Rither passed away peacefully in his sleep on November 3rd, 2019 at Retsil Veterans Facility in Port Orchard Washington. He was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Earl and Helen (French) …
Cameron Richard Davis, born 05 March, 1999, left us suddenly and tragically on 11 November, 2019. Born to Jill Reuther in Port Angeles, he was a happy, content, baby who grew to be an amazing …
Soldier, Father-of-Tall-Trees, man of peace, dear friend. Passed on November 5, 2019. Gave us the keys to his heart.

Life in Ludlow: How to celebrate second place

Last Saturday was a great day for those happy with second place!

The tabloid life in the U.S. versus the U.K.

The Onion had one of the funniest tabloid-type headlines ever: “Balsamic Terrorists Bomb Hidden Valley Ranch.” In a similar vein, I once did a story for the National Perspirer, er, Enquirer, titled “Your Salad Dressing Reveals Your Personality.”

Sports photographer celebrates a season afield

With the fall season now over, our high school athletes will take their skills indoors to fight it out on the mats and at the three point line indoors, starting in December.In the meantime, a few …

Memo to the Editor

1. Give Boxleitner a raise. 2. Nominate and submit his “For Willene” piece (Leader, Nov. 6) for professional journalist peer review and recognition. Kurt’s characterization of this …