A dismal weather forecast put a damper on what was set to be a record turnout for the “Bon Jon Pass Out” gravel bicycle race in Quilcene on Saturday, June 15. …
    Sequim artists Lizbeth Harper and Roberta Cooper are contributing to a rise in well-received post-pandemic community events, and they came to Port Townsend to do it. …
    For the last two years, retired professionals have provided healthy snacks and after-school tutoring for students at Chimacum Junior/Senior High School on Tuesday and Thursday …
Arts and Entertainment
Violinists Matthew Daline (above) and Kristin Smith (right) are soloists for the June 23 Port Townsend Symphony Orchestra’s Chamber Music Series. Courtesy photo

PT Symphony Orchestra set to feature Daline, Smith at Wheeler Theater

      The Port Townsend Symphony Orchestra’s Chamber Music Series features some notable local talent at its 2 p.m. concert on Sunday, June 23, in the Wheeler …
The current Nightcats, who are set to perform in Port Townsend June 21, include keyboardist, “organ wizard” and bass player Lorenzo Farrell, singer and harmonica player Rick Estrin, multi-instrumentalist Christoffer “Kid” Andersen and drummer Derrick “D’Mar” Martin.

Blues and roots band Rick Estrin and the Nightcats return

    California-based blues and roots band Rick Estrin and the Nightcats are returning to Port Townsend, to perform at The Palindrome at the Eaglemount Winery and Cidery, on …
Bill Porter, a.k.a. Red Pine, has attended exhibitions of the biopic about him, in theaters from Port Townsend to Seattle.

‘Dancing with the Dead’ screening, Q&A with Porter by Castro Luna

    The film “Dancing with the Dead: Red Pine and the Art of Translation” returns to Port Townsend for two screenings only, at 2 and 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 15, at …
Anya Taylor-Joy, Tom Burke and Chris Hemsworth dominate the screen almost as much as the car chases and pyrotvechnics in “Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga.”

‘Furiosa’ satisfies more than box office would suggest

    “Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga” is not only the direct sequel to 2015’s “Mad Max: Fury Road,” but also the fifth installment in writer-director George …
“Concerts in the Barn” have packed the Quilcene Barn with fans of classical chamber music.

‘Concerts in the Barn’ returns for eighth season

    The Quilcene Barn is back for its eighth season of free chamber music “Concerts in the Barn,” this year but it roots go much deeper.  Leigh Hearon, …

News from local businesses

What Can You Do with Your Home Equity?

When you own a property, your home equity is the difference between the current market value of your home and the outstanding balance on your mortgage. There are two main financial tools for …

Community Spirit Day with First Fed and Habitat

 First Fed is partnering with Habitat for Humanity for the bank’s first ever Community Spirit Day on June 5, 2024. You’re invited to participate in this special volunteer event …

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Obituaries

Celebration of Life

We Gather to Celebrate & Raise a Glass to the Life of Kenny Cline! It's time to swap stories and belly laughs as we toast the one-and-only Kenny Cline. The man that knew how to keep us on …

Memorial Announcement

There will be a potluck at the a Roadhouse (HWY 20). Drop in anytime between 1-4 pm on June 23rd. Bring a potluck dish and a favorite memory.   Kids are welcome.   Coffee, tea and water are …

Leona Sue Lewis

Leona Sue Lewis passed away at home surrounded by family on May 28, 2024, after a battle with cancer. She was born in Medford, Oregon, on Feb. 5, 1956, to Warren Dick Harding and Lucille (Jansen) …
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Opinion & Columnists
Hulu’s “Brats” reimagines the Brat Pack movies, including “St. Elmo’s Fire,” as a pop culture “Ode on a Grecian Urn.”
‘Brats’ serves as healing therapy jam
  For a concept that was coined by a 1985 New York magazine cover story, the appeal of “The Brat Pack” has proven more enduring than a number of major political movements, and …
What city council members seek in candidate
A rare opportunity awaits the right public servant. Rather than having to campaign for office, a full-time Port Townsend resident who is a U.S. citizen and registered to vote in Jefferson County can …
A trip to the basement and letting go of what was
It was time for the visit that occurred every year around late spring. It wasn’t an easy trek. Thanks to bum knees, on each sojourn my footing was less steady, my grip on the railing …
An herb spiral is a simple way to experiment with the idea of permaculture, using available materials and siting each plant to take advantage of water, sunlight, wind, and other natural elements.
Designing with nature: the wisdom of permaculture
The practice of permaculture was developed and nurtured by indigenous people for thousands of years. Today, permaculture combines traditional knowledge with current research, and its principles can …
Lola (Franka Potente) marks her Sisyphean race against time to the beat of a killer techno soundtrack in Tom Tykwer’s “Run Lola Run.”
‘Run Lola Run’ is worth repeating the race, even 25 years later
"Run Lola Run" has returned to select theaters for the 25th anniversary of its American release, and rewatching it reminded me of everything that made the independent cinema wave of the 1990s so …
Honoring dads who cook
In our community, there are many versions of dads in the kitchen. From professional chefs to occasional sous chefs and backyard grillers, dads who bake pies and sourdough loaves, brew ale, and make …
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BLOGS
  After seeing her star-making turn in Martin Scorsese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon” last year all that Hulu had to do to get me to watch its true-crime miniseries …
Letters
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      Why does chief want to go? Regarding Port Townsend Police Chief Thomas Olson applying for a similar role in Prineville, Oregon after only …

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      Roundabout etiquette, please Let’s talk about the magical world of roundabouts, where the rules of the road seem to disappear faster …

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      Be Part of the Solution So sad to see community contention deepening regarding a recent event at our local pool. This is a time when, more …

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      Sewer project is noisy I just wanted to congratulate Samantha Harper and all the others involved with the sewer project in Port …

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      Column advanced deer conversation I want to express my appreciation for the piece that Scott Doggett penned on May 1 about deer.  …

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      Solid citizens pay taxes Your article about property tax due dates should have included a reminder that property taxes are not just a chore …

Sports
    Seven East Jefferson Rivals track and field athletes traveled to Yakima to compete over three days in the 1A WIAA State Championships at Eisenhower High School. The qualifiers …
    A rousing Senior Night victory over Charles Wright helped the East Jefferson boys’ soccer team finish sixth in the Nisqually League and qualify for a postseason contest …
    Rivals varsity golfers managed just one team win, but Ryan Olson advanced to the district tournament, while the girls’ team earned the Nisqually League sportsmanship …
    Offensive fireworks and defensive errors highlighted East Jefferson’s 31-21 fastpitch road win over Vashon Island on May 1. Shaking off a late-season scoring slump, …
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