July is typically the month that activity picks up with the two women’s golf clubs in Port Townsend. In addition to the weekly games played on Tuesdays and …
  The Washington State Council of Fire Fighters and the Washington Prescribed Fire Council have each endorsed the coalition working to defeat Initiative 2117. The two organizations …
  Now that KPTZ 91.9 FM is broadcasting from Building 305 in Fort Worden State Park, the city of Port Townsend will have a vacancy to fill in the portable building on its Mountain View …
The Jefferson County Board of County Commissioners met July 15 with county public works staff in order to draft regulations for sewer system connections and to review proposed sewer charges. The …
Arts and Entertainment
Grace Love (Bias), a Jefferson County local, takes the stage as lead singer for Marmalade during their Port Townsend Concert.

Marmalade spreads the jam

Hundreds gathered for the opening “Concert on the Docks,” with the Seattle-based band Marmalade, on Thursday, July 11, at Pope Marine Plaza in downtown Port Townsend. The concert was …
Phina Pipia is preparing elements of illusion, music and theatrical performance for her “Ha Ha Da Vinci” solo show at the Chameleon Theater in Port Townsend.

Second-generation magician presents musical time-traveling tale

    Local performing artist Phina Pipia is bringing her latest ambitious stage show back home this month, as the Chameleon Theater in Port Townsend hosts “Ha Ha Da …
The Rastelli Circus includes the “Flying Santos” acrobats.

Rastelli Circus returns with foot juggling, flying Cedeño Brothers

    The circus is coming to town, as the Rastelli Circus makes a return trip to Port Townsend, for afternoon and evening shows on the weekend of July 12-13. Circus …
“Glampire” director Amy Hesketh, producer Aaron Drane and co-screenwriter Jordan Lucas haunt the filming locations on June 28 inside the Hastings building in downtown Port Townsend.

PT Film Fest winning screenplay ‘Glampire’ starts filming in Hastings building

  The Hastings building at the corner of Water and Taylor streets in downtown Port Townsend is set to be the center of a flurry of filmmaking activity this month, thanks to the Port …
The Colorado-based Sturtz acoustic quartet is slated to play at The Palindrome at Eaglemount Cidery on Saturday, July 13.

Band plays at the intersection of folk and soul

  The members of the Colorado-based Sturtz acoustic quartet are no strangers to the Pacific Northwest, but this summer will mark their first performance in Port Townsend, as they’re …

News from local businesses

First Fed PNW Photo Contest Open for Entries

Winning 2023 photo by Rick Ross.

First Fed is hosting their annual Proudly PNW photo contest to celebrate the stunning beauty of the region. The contest is open to both amateur and professional photographers who can win $101 if …

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 …

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Obituaries

Stanley Edward Gustin

Stanley Edward Gustin passed away on June 17th, 2024, in Phoenix, Arizona, at the age of 87. He was born on September 16th, 1936, in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada to Stanley Adam Raphael and Violet …

Memorial Announcement

Join us for the Memorial of Leonard Johnson on Saturday, August 3rd at 1pm, located at the First Baptist Church 1202 Lawrence Street, Port Townsend.

William Preston ‘Buddy’ Hefley

William Preston ‘Buddy’ Hefley died in Port Townsend WA on 07/01/2024. He was born in Fulton KY on 11/19/1949, graduated Fulton High School in 1967, attended Murray State University, …
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Opinion & Columnists
‘Fly Me to the Moon’ honors and pokes fun at NASA’s achievements
  When a film includes a conspiracy theory about the Apollo 11 Moon landing being staged, one might not expect it to get a thumbs-up from NASA, but according to Greg Berlanti, director of …
Early morning quiet, giggles and gratitude
It sounded like an interesting concept. Instead of fretting about stuff all day, set aside a worry time. According to the article, “The idea is that rather than worrying about things throughout …
State officials can preserve and forward democracy
What a week! After consulting “Whether Biden” more frequently than “Weather Underground,” we watched in horror as Trump narrowly escaped assassination and his lackey, Judge …
Mill stench needs team effort
“Yuck, the stench is back again!  Shut the windows!” That phrase is muttered too often around here, usually around midnight, just after falling asleep.  How is it that the …
All in moderation, except moderation
We’ve lived through a terrorist attack on U.S. soil, dozens of wars, the dawn of social media, the Great Recession, a worldwide epidemic, and last week, an attempted assassination of a former …
Little brown bat with wings spread.
Little brown bats offer remedy for pesky mosquitoes
Washington’s little brown bats are many things, but they aren’t bloodsucking fiends.  Those would be vampire bats and, I’m pleased to report, they don’t hang out …
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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
    • Bigger picture re golf course

        I read David Faber’s vision for a zoning change on the golf course to allow affordable housing and found it cogent. Building …

    • Dudley-Nollette is a listener

        We, Marty Cole and Ki Gottberg, fully endorse Heather Dudley-Nollette for JeffCo Commissioner District 1. She is a careful listener, …

    • Paid exec director is problem

        For decades the Jefferson County Food Bank has run pretty smoothly with just volunteers. Over the years I have   known several …

    • Board should step up

        Jefferson County Food Bank volunteers are our greatest asset. Creating and maintaining a safe work environment for the volunteers is …

    • Tippens missed at Food Bank

        I want to add to the comments expressed by G. Watchter in the July 10 “Letters.”  It is my understanding Pat …

    • Food bank still good

        Whatever troubles may roil around the management of the Tri-Area Food Bank, the public should rest assured that the heart and soul …

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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