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
PT businesses, customers sound off on parking

Following The Leader’s June 26 story on parking enforcement within the city of Port Townsend, the city’s business owners, employees and customers had no shortage of opinions to offer about the availability of parking spaces in Port Townsend, and very few of them were pleased about it.

Staff shortage challenges local restaurants
Alison Hero, owner of the Silverwater Cafe, has had only one day off since Father’s Day. Beyond her normal managerial duties of a restaurateur, Hero has been in the kitchen, cooking alongside her employees.
Rhody Carnival finds temporary home... again
The Rhody Festival Funtastic Carnival will be held at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds next year to test the public’s willingness to head 2.5 miles northwest of downtown, the Rhody Festival association announced. While convenient, Memorial Field isn’t ideal. Carnival rides arrive on heavy trucks that damage playing surfaces and irrigation systems.
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.
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

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 …

Partying with the Stones

Old Goats Head Soup: Sometimes you CAN get what you want. But it may not be what you need. Two examples: The Rolling Stones just relaunched their latest tour and will be in Seattle next month. …
Opinion

Animal care needs clear rules

I am responding to the article dated July 11, regarding the dog, Moses, who was removed from the care of Center Valley Animal Rescue and taken to Jefferson Humane Society. There are serious issues …

Where is the practical plan?

The immigration crisis at our nation’s border shows no sign of going away. Neither the Trump administration that has created it, nor the Democratic candidates who are sympathetic to the …