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Arts and Entertainment
Sharing the gift of music
For Nan-Toby Tyrrell, spreading joy one musical note at a time is what the holiday season is all about. “I know that music opens …
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‘Beautiful Boy’ offers empathetic performances
It’s difficult to give an unfavorable review to a film that’s well-acted and brings attention to a social issue that deserves our …
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Fellowship minister retires
After 31 years on the job, Kathy Stevenson, director of family ministry at Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, is hanging up …
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Musician Kathryn Claire to perform in PT, Coyle
Vocalist and violinist Kathryn Claire, who performs harmonic folk-pop music, will appear in two upcoming concerts.The first, “An …
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Photographer has lens on life
Since he moved to Port Townsend in 1972, Steven R. Johnson has documented everything that has caught his eye on film. The prolific …
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In other news ...
Local news
Lights bright at Memorial Field

The official dedication of the new lights at Memorial Athletic Field in Port Townsend drew no shortage of speakers Dec. 7, but two who were impacted directly were student-athletes Logan Storm and Margeaux Manuel.

Review into deputy-involved collision continues
The investigation continues into a vehicle collision involving a Jefferson County deputy that occurred Dec. 7 on Highway 20.
County Democrats re-elect Gilmore as chair, focus on local issues
As Marty Gilmore of Cape George entered his second term as chair of the Jefferson County Democrats, he called for unity and forward-thinking approaches to problems. “Let’s stop fighting old battles and listen to each other,” Gilmore said. “If we keep repeating what we’re doing, nothing will change. We need to come up with creative solutions.”
SOS Printing closes its doors
The sudden closure of SOS Printing came as a surprise to Port Townsend and Jefferson County communities when owner Dan Huntingford, after being diagnosed with a serious illness, announced his …
Jefferson County scores third highest voter turnout in state
More voters participated in the 2018 general election than in any Washington state midterm before, and Jefferson County had the third highest turnout of any county in the state. Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman certified vote counts Dec. 4 that totaled 3,133,448 ballots.
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Community calendar

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Obituaries
Greg was born in Berwyn, Illinois, and grew up in Downers Grove, Illinois. He was co-valedictorian of his high school class and earned a bachelor of science degree in geology from Missouri School of …
Georgina Emily Graves was born Sept. 5, 1942 to Margaret and George Hicks. She left us on Dec. 3, 2018 after a long illness. She was born in Seattle and spent most of her life in Jefferson County. …
David was born on Oct. 14, 1949 in Renton to Helen and John Kauzlarich. He attended Issaquah High School, Wenatchee Valley Junior College, where he played football, and achieved a bachelor’s …
Daniel Arthur Holme passed away on November 8, 2018 in a nursing home in Sequim, after a fall that fractured his right shoulder. Dan was born on June 7, 1931 in Schenectady, New York, to Louise …
Serene (“Toni”) Moseson died peacefully at Aegis Lodge of Kirkland on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, at age 96. Born in Fargo, North Dakota, Serene was the daughter of two college professors. Her …
Columnists

Cold? Try some area award-winning chili

Last week the days were cold, clear and beautiful. As far as I am concerned, all winter could be like that. In a conversation with an old friend in Kansas City, he noted seven days of snow and freezing temperatures made him yearn for “global warming” instead of “climate change.”

My holiday gift: Funny side effects

It’s time once again for the annual onslaught of preternaturally annoying Christmas TV commercials. Like those perennials with new cars and trucks wrapped in huge red bows. Surprise! This …
Opinion

Shop locally, use cash

When is the last time you used cash to make a purchase? Go ahead, look in your wallet and compare the plastics to the papers. With which of those do you use to make most of your purchases? That …
Editorial

Print is where you can trust your source

The internet is not what it used to be. Since its launch, it has changed humanity.