Arts and Entertainment
Charlie, I’m ready for my close-up
After being adopted into a forever home in June 2018, Max the Jack Russell terrier now spends his days sitting in the …
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Singing to the soul of the earth
Drawing from nature and her inner self, singer and songwriter Samara Jade explores natural beauty through music. “I tend to …
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PT poet explores evolution of language
Homer’s Odyssey was first spoken, then written, then performed. Now, the hashtag #HomersOdyssey brings up literary articles, …
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‘Mary, Queen of Scots’ falls short
Saoirse Ronan already has delivered a number of Academy Award-worthy acting performances, as evidenced by her three nominations to …
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In other news ...
Local news
Chimacum Schools name Raymond for board seat

The Chimacum School Board selected Michael Raymond of Port Ludlow on Jan. 15 to fill its vacant District 4 seat. Raymond was approved with a 3-1 vote, with Jack McKay as the lone dissenting …

County approves opiate addict treatment at jail
Jefferson County commissioners approved a contract agreement with the state Health Care Authority Jan. 14 to establish the county jail as an initiation site for medicated treatment for inmates experiencing opiate addiction.
Suspect arrested for attempted murder of his grandmother
A 21-year-old man allegedly attacked his grandmother in Port Hadlock Jan. 13 and was arrested for attempted murder.
Community remembers county commissioner
A commercial fisherman, a contractor, a county commissioner, an environmentalist and a poet, Phil Johnson died Jan. 8 after battling Parkinson’s disease since 2006.
EJFR hires new assistant chief
East Jefferson Fire Rescue has hired Pete Brummel, a 28-year veteran of the fire service as a new assistant chief.
On the calendar

Events Calendar Jan. 16, 2019

Editor’s note: Please send all event notices to calendars@ptleader.com by 5 p.m. the Wednesday before the publication date. Entries submitted after that time will not be published in the calendar the following week.

Events Calendar for Jan. 9, 2019

Editor’s note: Please send all event notices to calendars@ptleader.com by 5 p.m. the Wednesday before the publication date. Entries submitted after that time will not be published in the calendar the following week.

Community Calendar for Jan. 2, 2018

Editor’s note: Please send all event notices to calendars@ptleader.com by 5 p.m. the Wednesday before the publication date. Entries submitted after that time will not be published in the calendar the following week.

Community Calendar for Dec. 26, 2018

Editor’s note: Please send all event notices to calendars@ptleader.com by 5 p.m. the Wednesday before the publication date. Entries submitted after that time will not be published in the calendar the following week.

Obituaries
Doug was a Port Townsend resident for 43 years. His family moved to Port Townsend in a Volkswagen van in 1976 from Marin County, California. He graduated from Port Townsend High School in 1982.
James W Davis passed away January 3, 2019 at Avalon Care Center in Federal Way. James was born to Ola Towery Davis and Leo Davis December 12, 1926 in Shirley, Arkansas. James left home at an early …
Geno Giovinco, a long time Port Townsend Food Bank volunteer, passed away on October 31, 2018. Geno was born in Hobbs, NM on July 15, 1954. He was known by his friends as a true gentleman and he …
Danae Morency Larrance was taken from us by a brain aneurysm, at home on Monday, January 7. She was only 59. A celebration of Danae’s life is planned for 1 pm, Saturday, January 26, at the …
Leonard Mandelbaum was born on July 2, 1933 in New York City to Eastern European immigrant Jewish parents. He grew up in Brooklyn and graduated from New York University, Yale Law School, and American …
Columnists

Looking Back note included sensitive information

For the past few months, I’ve been hearing from readers about their interest in the Looking Back column that has appeared in previous editions of The Leader. It’s an important part of …

Basketball and a beer

Great and closely contested high school basketball games they were not. Last Friday’s boys game between the Chimacum Cowboys and the Klahowya Eagles was a blowout, at least the critical …
Opinion

Local flavor adds to our county pride

Unwritten rules plague many a small town. Ours included. There’s good and bad in that situation which can often be dependent upon who you know. And most of us prefer to live in these …

Resolution: Cut back on screen time

The year is 1994 and it takes a full minute to connect to the unthinkably slow 24 kilobytes per second World Wide Web. At the time, one could access the internet at the public library or take …