Arts and Entertainment
Port Townsend man advances on ‘American Idol’
Kalan Wolfe, a Port Townsend musician, has earned a Gold Ticket to Hollywood on “American Idol.” “Out of all the people who …
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Tapestries of sound
Annalisee Brasil and Zack Bainter, the two members of Sundsaga, are creating a new musical sound using old world instruments and a …
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‘Everybody Knows’ evokes the suspense of Hitchcock
Cinema is littered with aspirants to the empty throne of suspense movie director Alfred Hitchcock, but most of their attempts fail …
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Synergy on the stage
Whether in the studio or in a van on the road for hours and days on end, being in a band can have plenty of ups and downs. “When …
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Local news
Port discusses selling property in Quilcene

Port of Port Townsend commissioners and staff quelled rumors that they were planning to sell the Quilcene marina at a public meeting March 13 at the Quilcene Community Center.

Navy green-lights additional Growler flights for region
The U.S. Navy’s decisions to add 36 EA-18G “Growler” jets to Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, and to quadruple the number of flight operations at Outlying Field Coupeville, has drawn strong responses from residents of Port Townsend and the rest of the Olympic Peninsula.
City Council signs off on stormwater plan
The Port Townsend City Council unanimously adopted the proposed 2019 Stormwater Management Plan on March 18, albeit not without some expressed reservations.
Marine Science Center raises $140K
The Port Townsend Marine Science Center’s annual dinner and auction March 16 not only raised funds for education, but also highlighted the personal impact the MSC’s programs have made on people’s lives.
As ‘Peak Park’ approaches, a prescription for health emerges
As the days get longer and temperatures rise, the Jefferson County Parks and Recreation Department is preparing for peak season.
On the calendar

Community Calendar for March 20, 2019

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Community Calendar for March 6, 2019

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Community Calendar for Feb. 20, 2019

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Community Calendar for Feb. 13, 2019

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Obituaries
Robert T. McGuinness, 74, passed away on February 20, 2019 at his home in Bremerton, WA with his wife Sharon by his side. Bob was a mailman in Port Townsend for 17 years. He then moved to …
Violet Doreen Spring was born May 28, 1920 in Hedley, British Columbia. She went by her middle name, Doreen, and you’d get an earful if you called her Violet. Her parents, Andrew and Kate …
Judy Nickel, 80, passed away after an unexpected illness. She and her husband Ray were in business 30 years in Lodi, California before moving to Sequim, WA. Then to Port Hadlock where they built …
Hall Baetz, long time resident of Seattle and Port Townsend, died February 9, 2019 as a result of a brain hemorrhage. He was 77. Hall was born in Salt Lake City and moved to Seattle with his family …
Ruby Irene Olsen was born in Alicia, Arkansas to William and Jesse Harris on July 21st 1925 and died in Port Townsend, Washington on February 26th 2019 at the age of 93. She died peacefully of …
Columnists

Smallish items from the Mann with a short attention span

• Drug deal: Looking for just the right name for that expected baby or grandbaby? Big Pharma is here to help! Any of these drug names I’ve collected from recent DTC (Direct-to-Consumer) …

Life in Ludlow: It was a Pi Kind of Day

Last week was Pi Day, March 14. When you represent it as the month, (3), and the day, (14), it is 3.14. Pi is the symbol in the Greek alphabet used by mathematicians to represent the ratio of a …
Opinion

Letter: In Support of Student Protests

You recently posted a video of local students participating in the global march for climate awareness. This was commented on by a number of folks tut-tutting about skipping school, the futility of …

Letter: #greatmusic

Last week we heard another rousing performance of the middle school and high school orchestras to a packed high school auditorium. We were there to see our grandson play, and to hear the musical …