Arts and Entertainment
Holy Comic Swap Batman!
Rick Grimes and Michonne of “The Walking Dead” facing off against a pair of Xenomorphs from the “Aliens” …
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Phantom guitar limb
When Ed Gerhard doesn’t hold his guitar, he feels as if a limb has been amputated. “The presence of the guitar is always with …
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Speaking ‘mind-2-mind’
As a practicing Buddhist, Odin Oldenburg seeks enlightenment through correct mindfulness, something incorporated into his latest …
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In love with that mournful sound
The first time David Jacobs-Strain heard a bluesy resonator guitar, he instantly fell in love with the unique sound. The tone of …
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In other news ...
Local news
Additional officers, patrol cars in town prompt questions

Port Townsend is a small enough town that local residents and motorists noticed when there appeared to be more patrol cars on the streets than usual July 19, but Port Townsend Police Chief Michael …

Homicide investigation ongoing
The investigation into the death of 29-year-old John Rowland is still ongoing, according to Jefferson County Sheriff’s detectives on the case.
Recovery Cafe has a home
Dove House Advocacy Services’ purchase of the Candace’s Cookies building at 939 Kearney Street in Port Townsend is official, but that’s only the first of many steps toward a new Recovery Cafe for Jefferson County. Organizers of the Recovery Cafe project held an open house on July 12 to showcase the renovation projects they hope to complete in order to open a “Recovery Cafe” by the fall of 2019.
Gatheringplace celebrates 25 years of aiding disabled
Craig Rogers is 63 years old, but he insists he didn’t get into painting “seriously” until after he moved to Port Townsend in the late 1980s.
AG sues Navy over Growler expansion
The state Attorney General and the “Citizens of Ebey’s Reserve” (COER) group both filed lawsuits July 9 against the U.S. Navy over its expansion of the Navy’s EA-18G “Growler” aircraft operations from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island.
On the calendar
Community Calendar for July 17, 2017

MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT Wednesday, July 17 Strait Scoop. 5-8 p.m., Port Townsend Brewery, 330 10th St. Mystery Bay String Band. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Old Alcohol Plant, 310 Hadlock Bay Rd, Port Hadlock. Blues Wednesday. 6 p.m. Discovery Bay Brewing, 948 N. Park Ave.

Community Calendar for July 10, 2019

MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT Wednesday, July 10 Cort Armstrong Trio. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Old Alcohol Plant, 310 Hadlock Bay Rd, Port Hadlock. Blues Wednesday. 6 p.m. Discovery Bay Brewing, 948 N Park Ave.

Obituaries
Helmer passed away on July 13, 2019 at his home in Port Townsend at the age of 79. Helmer was born to Bernice and Helmer Johnson on May 5, 1940 in Neenah, Wisconsin. He grew up and graduated high …
Barbara Marie (Bajace) Sepersky passed away with peace and dignity on June 28 in Petaluma, California. Barbara was born in Milwaukee, WI to Emil & Anne (Bernatt) Bajace, and was raised within a …
Bill Sperry passed away on June 4, 2019 in Colorado Springs, Co. while attending his OCS (Officer Candidate School) Reunion. Although his passing was sudden, he was among his brothers-in-arms and …
Long time Quilcene, WA resident Gregory Lee Mowers passed away surrounded by family and friends in Port Townsend, WA on July 4, 2019. There will be a graveside interment July 18, 2019 at 2:00pm in …
Francis Schweizer passed away May 27 at the age of 96. She was a Huntingford and grew up on the family homestead. She loved animals, especially her riding horse. She was her father’s favorite …
Columnists

My Best Sea Story

They left fifty years ago yesterday and arrived fifty years ago this Saturday and most of us of a certain age remember where we were when it happened. In addition, any of us who were in the military …

Mathematician the Humpback

Last week had it all with an unusually rainy day in July, a laser light show instead of fireworks on Independence Day at Fort Worden, and a whale watching expedition on the Puget Sound …
Opinion

City Hall sits on offer made to City Manager

When Mayor Deborah Stinson and the City Council announced their top pick for City Manager had signed and returned Port Townsend’s job offer letter, we thought Port Townsend taxpayers would be …

Eats is how we brag about PT’s top-notch restaurants

In this week’s edition of The Leader you’ll find our first edition of a new special we call, “Eats.” In the beginning, this was a completely selfish endeavor on the part …