Arts and Entertainment
Choro is to Bossanova what bluegrass is to country
Al Bergstein just can’t get enough of choro music, or sharing it with Americans who have no idea what it is. “Many of us who …
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Some strait up art
Photojournalist Justine Gonzalez-Berg lives to capture unforgettable moments of Quimper culture on high gloss magazine paper. …
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‘Amazing Grace’ captures a talent at her peak
What’s most important to understand about “Amazing Grace” is that, in spite of capturing soul singer Aretha Franklin’s …
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From imagination to catwalk
When Caden Grant unveils his latest creation on the catwalk during the Wearable Art Show May 11, his inner creativity will be on full …
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In other news ...
Local news
Dying on our streets

Four days before 63-year-old Paul Gomes suffered a heart attack on the streets of Port Townsend and died, he had been sitting at the Haller Fountain, enjoying some sunshine and people-watching with his partner, Erika Malloy.

Missing woman located
Port Townsend resident Kimberly McHone, 54, who was reported as a missing person in mid-April, has been located in California,according to the Port Townsend Police Department, which says the circumstances of the report and “all-clear” are as-yet-unexplained.
Toxic lake kills dog
A Mother’s Day excursion to Anderson Lake proved fatal for one four-legged member of a Jefferson County family.
High-speed car chase on Highway 116 ends with crash
A California man who was airlifted to the hospital after leading Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies on a 100-plus-mph chase had a history of unsafe, intoxicated driving, according to Undersheriff Andy Pernsteiner.
Pretrial, trial dates set for controlled substances homicide case
Pretrial and trial dates have been set for the man charged with the March 27 controlled substances homicide of Jarrod Bramson.
On the calendar
Community Calendar for May 15, 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 Entries submitted after that time will not be published in the calendar.

Community Calendar for May 8, 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 Entries submitted after that time will not be published in the calendar.

Obituaries
Franklin Morell Brown left this world on April 12, 2019 at age 70 after a long battle with prostate cancer. Frank was born on January 19, 1949 to Harold and Ella Blease Brown. He spent his younger …
Rachael Sather passed away on April 18, 2019 in Beaverton Oregon where she lived with, and was cared for, by her daughter, Ruby and long-time Caregiver, Raul Bautista for the past eleven …
John Collins Flanagan, 77, passed away on Saturday, April 20th, 2019, after complications from surgery. His children, Timothy and Heather, and his minister, Kate Lore, were present at his …
Randal Clifford Kelley passed away in Port Townsend just two days before his 81st birthday.  Randal was born in El Paso, Texas, to James and Pauline Kelley.  During childhood, Randal …
Doris Fuller, long time resident of Cape George, passed away on April 21 at her Gig Harbor care home. She was 96. She grew up in Kingston and Everett. She was married to Ken Fuller. They lived in …
Columnists

Do socks hop on Vancouver Island?

Last week the weather was great for almost anything. There were two performances of the Wearable Art Show, another Wednesday afternoon meeting of vintage cars at the Port Ludlow Village Center, a …

Endless odds and ends

Ah, spring. The flowers have proliferated, and local golfers have, too. A new restaurant at the PT golf course, The Dusty Green, has even sprouted. Golf brings us to this week’s book report. …
Opinion

Discussing elder care

I am proud to be a boomer – the largest, richest, best-educated generation in history. We brought the world rock stars and Barack Obama, personal computers and GPS, social and environmental …

Apropos of 27 crates

You can see part of a wonderfully peculiar future for Port Townsend in the 27 huge shipping crates recently delivered to Pete and Cathy Langley’s foundry. The sturdy boxes protect hundreds …