Arts and Entertainment
Syrian war refugee to appear with PT orchestra
Growing up in Syria, Saro Babikian was exposed to harsh realities many Americans can only imagine. “I would say, in general, …
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Community Calendar for Feb. 20, 2019
Editor’s note: Please send all event notices to calendars@ptleader.com by 5 p.m. the Wednesday before the publication date. Entries …
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Bringing the flavors of Barcelona to PT
When writer and filmmaker Robin Willis sat down for lunch at Bar Pinotxo in Barcelona’s famous Mercat de la Boqueria, he wasn’t …
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‘Cold War’ depicts love affair turned sour
As the Cold War recedes ever further into history, a lot of folks forget it made for some surprisingly sexy storytelling. The …
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Local news
Fire district now includes city

Voters approved the proposed annexation of the city of Port Townsend into Jefferson County Fire Protection District No. 1 on the special-election ballot Feb. 12.

Point Hudson renovation planned for next two years
Port of Port Townsend commissioners unanimously approved a five-year capital projects budget at their regular business meeting Feb. 13. The budget includes major renovations of the Point Hudson south jetty and repairs to the Boat Haven breakwater in 2019 and 2020. Both sustained damage during the windstorm Dec. 20, 2018.
Commissioners adopt code of conduct for facilities
Jefferson County commissioners on Feb. 19 passed an ordinance that enacts a code of conduct for people inside county facilities.
YMCA gives grants to foster youth team-building
Area youth can look forward to learning teamwork by facing physical challenges in the outdoors, thanks to a trio of YMCA grants. Chimacum Middle School, the Jefferson County 4-H and the YMCA of Jefferson County were recent recipients of the YMCA Dennis Watson Spirit of TEAM Fund to support their team-building projects in 2019.
Kiwanis Stars of Tomorrow to showcase young talent
Among the talents to take part in the Port Townsend Kiwanis Club’s 32nd annual Stars of Tomorrow competition Feb. 24 is the Port Townsend STEM Club’s rock band.
On the calendar
Community Calendar for Feb. 13, 2019

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Community calendar for Feb. 6

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Events Calendar for Jan. 30, 2019

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Events Calendar for Jan. 23, 2019

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Obituaries
My name is Billy L. Robinson. I was born March 1st, 1935 to Horace Hale and Ola Dee Robinson of Old Hickory Tennessee. I was one of 6 children, I was told growing up that I never walked anywhere …
Marybelle was born on August 13, 1932 to Fredrick Leslie Stonely and Rhea Walsh Stonely in Pawtucket, RI. The family lived in Lincoln RI and Marybelle graduated from St. Xavier’s Acadey and …
With heartfelt gratitude for the outpouring of love for our family following the passing of Brian Glaspell.
A Memorial Reception for William (Bill) Schmitt will be held from 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Elks Lodge #317, 555 Otto St., Port Townsend.
Sharon Louise Hartzell passed away peaceably on January 30, 2019.
Columnists

Warm up with cold humor

We’ve had more snow around here lately than in many years. Stores closed, no mail, etc. But, as my wife keeps pointing out, it’s nothing compared to what we dealt with when we lived in …

Winter brings snow and local luminaries

Wow, it was a tough weather week around here. I know some folks in Sequim and Port Angeles had a lot of fun trying to get out of their driveway let alone out of town. Can we say “going stir …
Opinion

Editorial: Put a face on homelessness

Port Townsend and Jefferson County put more resources into helping the homeless than many surrounding areas. They’re not always enough. A 56-year-old woman died last week and hypothermia was …

Perspective: City and fire better together

My career in the fire service began humbly more than 30 years ago. I started as a high school intern and progressed to volunteer and then career firefighter. For the past 17 years, I have been one of your elected fire commissioners.