Arts and Entertainment
New for Film Festival: Parade of Dogs
Friends of Port Townsend's Film Festival have created a new sculpture and parade to launch the annual gathering of cinema …
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Chimacum Grange reveals 1930s curtain
Searching beneath the stage of the Chimacum Grange usually leads to the discovery of dust bunnies, but sometimes, it leads to the …
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'The Times They Are a-Changin'
In some regards, the Deep South just ain’t the same, nor is the music of South Carolina native Jack Williams, a guitar picker and …
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Rupert Wates returns to his roots
Just a man and his guitar. That’s Englishman Rupert Wates’ distillation of his latest album: “Full Circle.” “All of the …
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Local news
PTHS students walk out for global climate strike Sept. 20

The Port Townsend High School Students for Sustainability are organizing a walk-out from school to take part in a global climate strike Sept. 20. PTHS students will walk from their classrooms to …

Quilcene district seeks support for new elementary
It’s early days, but the plan to tax property owners to build a new elementary school at Quilcene has not yet attracted active public opposition.
State: County shooting ordinance a misfire
The Washington Growth Management Hearings Board, which rules on appeals of local zoning decisions, has decided Jefferson County still hasn’t got its shooting range ordinance right.
Middle school football cuts stiff-armed
Credit team effort for a last-minute save of junior high football in western Jefferson County, reflecting the nationwide slide in football participation.
Neither fish nor fowl
The Port Ludlow Village Council isn’t your typical city or town council. It can’t pass legislation nor impose taxes. It’s not responsible for hiring contractors to pave roadways.
On the calendar
Community Calendar for Sept. 18, 2019

Wednesday, Sept. 18 Farmstrong. 5 p.m., Port Townsend Brewing, 330 10th St. Samara Jade Going Away Concert. 7 p.m., The Keg and I, 1291 Chimacum Rd, Chimacum. Thursday, Sept. 19 Jack Dwyer. 6-8:30 p.m., Ajax Cafe, 21 S Water St, Port Hadlock. Taproom Trivia. 6:30 p.m., Discovery Bay Brewing, 948 N Park Ave. Jonathan Doyle’s Too Hot For Socks. 7 p.m., The Keg and I.

Community Calendar for Sept. 11, 2019

Wednesday, Sept. 11 Joy In Mudville. 5 p.m., Port Townsend Brewing, 330 10th St. Jim Oliver & Dirk Anderson. 5:30 p.m., Old Alcohol Plant, 310 Hadlock Bay Rd, Port Hadlock. Blues Wednesday. 6 p.m. Discovery Bay Brewing, 948 N Park Ave.

Obituaries
Helen Joanne Pope passed away the morning of August 17, 2019. She was the only child of Atta Rae and Otto Frederick Nahrung, born in Pleasant Hill, MO on January 12th, 1924. Her father was a farmer …
Harvey G. Thacker of Olympia WA passed away peacefully on August 17, surrounded by his family, following a brief illness. He was 89 years old. Harvey was born on April 4, 1930 in Irondale WA to …
Jonathan (Jack) was born and raised in Port Townsend, and graduated from Port Townsend High School in 1950. He was employed at Crown Zellerbach when he met and married Effie Ross in 1951. Jack …
Surrounded by family, Dale Christine Barron passed away peacefully on August 30, 2019. Seventy years ago, on June 10, 1949, Dale was born in Bellevue, Washington. After a loving childhood, she …
Darrell LeRoy Fett was born September 14, 1931 in Audubon, Iowa. He died August 16, 2019 in Port Ludlow, WA at the age of 87. Darrell’s father Bruce George Fett and his mother Velma Violet …
Columnists

Margaret Atwood, fearsome goalie?

—New Testaments: OK, Margaret Atwood’s best-selling new book, “The Testaments,” probably won’t be President Bobby Bonespurs’ favorite book. Oops, forgot. He …

All hail the party season in Port Ludlow

The 2019-2020 season of the Port Ludlow Performing Arts is upon us. Due to a variety of circumstances there are many new people on the board bringing the same high quality programs to town at a …
Opinion

Curb city’s debts

Please vote for Monica MickHager for Port Townsend City Council. Monica has served on the city’s planning commission for more than 10 years, presiding over these meetings for more than four …

Stinson deserves vote of confidence

I urge all Port Townsend voters to join me in supporting Deborah Stinson for reelection to another term on the City Council. Deb has been an exceptional leader for our city. She played a central …