Arts and Entertainment
‘Gypsy jazz’ duo knows PT, is new to Rainshadow
Rainshadow Recording is hosting not just one, but two practitioners of “gypsy jazz” this month, as they promise a diverse …
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Rand & Starr perform at Rainshadow Recording in March
Bellingham-based songstress Havilah Rand and seasoned songwriter David Starr will perform at Rainshadow Recording from 7:30 to 9:30 …
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Key City Public Theatre’s PlayFest spans two weekends in March
PlayFest 24, the annual festival of new plays, will lay out a feast for lovers of theater, writing and conversation at the Key City …
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Building Futures program stages first-ever talent show
Better Living Through Coffee played host to an unusually eclectic assortment of talents on Thursday, Feb. 6, as the Jefferson County …
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In other news ...
Local news
Trooper to be terminated by State Patrol

The Washington State Patrol has decided to fire Trooper Christopher Daigle, once a Jefferson County resident, who has been on home assignment since February 2019 while undergoing an internal investigation into his conduct.

Changes to WA primary make it a real contender
Changes to the Washington State Democrats’ delegate apportioning process this election cycle aim to make the state more competitive in the 2020 presidential primary.
PT bladesmith competes in forging reality TV show
Mike Poor first watched the reality show “Forged in Fire” when it aired in 2015. As soon as he saw it, he was hooked and couldn’t get enough.
OlyCAP hits roadblock in low-income housing project
Olympic Community Action Programs did not receive the Low-Income Housing Tax Credits the organization was depending on to move forward with the 7th and Hendricks streets low-income housing project, …
Commissioner announces he will not seek re-election
After serving four terms as a Jefferson County Commissioner, David Sullivan announced last week he will not seek reelection to his position serving District 2.
On the calendar
Community calendar for Feb. 19, 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 Feb. 12, 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 …

Obituaries
Gary loved people and parties. He loved houses, especially kitchens, and art and music. And boy did he love his dogs. But, most of all he loved Jerry Haynes, his partner, with whom he shared 32 years …
Anna was born in Bremerhaven, Germany on October 29, 1930. She came to the United States in 1948 with her husband, who was in the Army, and their daughter. She was the loving mother of eight …
The family of Carol Lois Ohman is sad to announce that their beloved Mom passed away at Jefferson Healthcare Hospital in Port Townsend, Washington on a wet and windy day, January 28, 2020. She was …
Daniel Stephen Watterson passed away recently due to complications following a heart attack on Dec. 12, 2019. His death took place on Jan. 5, 2020, in Kelowna, B.C. Daniel was born in Spokane, WA, …
Passed February 1 2020 due to cancer-related illness. Gary was born Aug. 31, 1938 in Port Townsend, Washington to parents William and Nelia (Alexander) Leavitt. Gary was raised in Quilcene, and …
Columnists

Flowers, Fords, flags and a foreign film

The best movie of 2019? OK we watched the movie industry’s annual tribute to itself ten days ago on television, maybe like you did. Many of us who watched the show were surprised by the big …
In the dark: Leader movie reviews

‘Parasite’ shows how class struggle makes all sides inhumane

When “Parasite” was initially released, it was one of a number of new releases at that time, and as time went on, as much praise as it garnered, I figured it wasn’t fresh enough to …
Opinion

Repair Cafe Coming to Port Townsend on Feb 29

What comes to mind when you see the term “Repair Café”?  Don’t feel bad if you don’t immediately conjure an image of 10 or so local folks sitting at tables in …

Thanks for supporting the schools

I would like to thank everybody who came out and supported our 4th Annual ASB/Athletics auction held on Saturday, February 8. It means a lot to our school to have such widespread support for our …