Arts and Entertainment
Chimacum musical duo reborn as ‘First the Winter’
For musical duo Jimmy Stewart and Aili Emilia, both the culmination of their courtship and their move to Chimacum were the result of a …
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Community calendar for Jan. 15, 2020
Editor’s note: Wednesday before publication is the deadline for calendar additions, which must be emailed to …
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‘1917’ immerses audience in non-stop gauntlet of horrors of war
In a 1973 interview with film critic Gene Siskel for the Chicago Tribune, French film director Francois Truffaut famously asserted …
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PT florist returns to Rose Parade to lead award-winning floral team
Sharrai Morgan was in charge of one float and assisted with another float that appeared in this year’s Tournament of Roses …
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Local news
Jeff Co wins more than $3M in salmon recovery grants

Of all Washington counties, Jefferson won the most grant money from the state’s Salmon Recovery Funding Board this year: more than $3 million for local salmon recovery projects. The Board …

100 gather for “No War with Iran” protest
  The Port Townsend Indivisible political organization held their first rally of the new year Jan. 9 at the corner of Sims Way and Kearney Street. The group was rallying to protest …
Port narrows executive director search to four candidates
The Port of Port Townsend has narrowed its search for a new executive director from 45 applicants down to four and has asked the public for help making a decision. The interview process for the …
Womxn’s Wave to take place Jan. 18
Port Townsend will join in the nationwide Women’s March on Jan. 18 by hosting a local march, called the Womxn’s Wave, down Water Street at 11 a.m. that day. Now in its fourth year, the …
On the calendar
Community calendar for Jan. 8, 2020

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

Community calendar for Dec. 31, 2019

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

Obituaries
Honor is Not a Word, But a Way of Life   Fredrick Basford White (Col. Ret.), a resident of Port Townsend, Washington died on December 30, 2019. Fred was born and raised in Wolfeboro, New …
Jim Pickett, 81, died Nov. 15, 2019 at home in Port Townsend. He had lived with Stage IV kidney cancer for twenty-eight years. Born in Wharton, Texas, he grew up in the small farming community of …
James A. Burke, age 97, passed away peacefully on December 14, 2019, at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. Jim was born in Clarkfield, Minnesota, on October 23, 1922. After being …
June 25,1924 - December 30, 2019 “My name is Charlotte Clark. I didn’t receive my name, Charlotte until I was two years old. They just called me Baby. I was the youngest of six …
Fern, Vern, Vernace the Furnace, Big Pops, Burt, Moose, Big Kahuna, Lips, Vermin, dude with big legs, the guy who always wears bright-colored shorts all year… the King of Makawao was a …
Columnists

Catching up after the holidays

Good news update from last week’s trip to Sunriver! BJ and I went to lunch in Sisters, Oregon and I got a haircut at the “Outlaws Barber Shop.” Better news is that they give …

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Opinion

Tobacco and vapor 21: What you need to know

Washington State is kicking off a big change for the better. As of Jan. 1, 2020, Engrossed House Bill 1074 (or Tobacco and Vapor 21) makes it illegal to sell tobacco and vapor products to anyone …

Inspired to help detainees by Jesus’ refugee status

Around two thousand years ago, a baby boy was born to a poor family in a small town. It was a violent and chaotic time in their country, nothing was stable. Shortly after the boy’s birth, his …