Arts and Entertainment
Epidermis avant garde
Getting inked with an original Clae Welch has become a rite of passage for some entire families, who make the trek to Port Townsend to …
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Roving Lens says, ‘adios amigos’
As a journalist, it has been my pleasure to delve into the Port Townsend arts scene over the past year. Turns out there is a plethora …
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‘Blacksmith Boondoggle’ pays tribute to Russell Jaqua, blacksmithing community
Port Townsend filmmaker Jane Champion’s documentary, “The Blacksmith Boondoggle: Making ‘For Willene’” showcases how one …
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Syrinx Effect returns to Rainshadow Recording
As the self-proclaimed “interstellar folk punk jazz” duo of Syrinx Effect approaches its first full decade of partnership, …
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Local news
Preliminary investigation finds no overspray of herbicides on protesters

The investigation into alleged spraying of herbicides onto protesters by Pope Resources is not yet complete, according to the Department of Agriculture, but so far tests show that citizens were not exposed to those chemicals.

Man charged with vehicular homicide attempts suicide
The medical emergency that forced a mistrial in the case of a local architect killed in a car-bike collision was the defendant’s attempt to commit suicide on the first day he was to appear in court.
‘For Willene’ sculpture a ‘portal’ to PT history
The official dedication of Russell Jaqua’s metal sculpture in the new Visitor Center Plaza of Port Townsend Nov. 2 marked the culmination of the city’s plans for the intersection dating back three years. Jaqua’s widow, Willene Jaqua McRae, touted it as a stylistic thread tying the Port Townsend community to its history.
Retired Air Force Lt. Col. sews quilts for fellow vets
After a fulfilling career in the military that afforded her opportunities she can’t imagine she would have had otherwise, Nancy McDaniel now devotes her time to expressing herself creatively and showing her support for those who have followed her in joining the service.
Quilcene weekend meals lady named ‘Good Neighbor’ for 2019
When United Good Neighbors named her as their “Good Neighbor” for 2019, Quilcene resident and Boeing Bluebills member Bonnie Douglass lived up to the praise of her as “humble,” by taking care to share credit for her deeds with others, from her husband Lee to her fellow Bluebills and contributors to children.
On the calendar
Community Calendar for Noviembre 6, 2019

Wednesday, Nov. 6 Nan Toby Tyrrell. 11 a.m., Discovery View Apartments, 1051 Hancock St. Vinyl Tap. 5:30–7:30 p.m., Spirits Bar & Grill at the Old Alcohol Plant, 310 Hadlock Bay Road, Port Hadlock. Key City Jazz Trio. 6-8:30 p.m., Ajax Café, 21 S. Water St., Port Hadlock. Ryan Zimmerman. 7 p.m., The Keg and I, 1291 Chimacum Rd., Chimacum.

Community Calendar for Oct. 30, 2019

Thursday, Oct. 31 Taproom Trivia. 6 p.m., Discovery Bay Brewing, 948 N. Park Ave. Jack Dwyer. 6-8:30 p.m., Ajax Café, 21 N. Water St., Port Hadlock. Halloween DJ dance party with Captain Peacock. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Pourhouse, 2231 Washington St. Friday, Nov. 1

Obituaries
LaVaughn Bozak Snel, of Port Townsend, Washington, died Sept. 5, 2019, four days after her 80th birthday, following a five-year battle with kidney cancer. LaVaughn (middle name: Anita) was born to …
Claudette Alice Undercoffler Belgard passed away at the age of 86 on October 19, 2019 surrounded by her children. Claudia, as she was known by friends and family, was the devoted wife of 43 years to …
Klaus Wickl lived nearly ten of his eighty years in Port Townsend, WA where (with the help of many local marine trades professionals) he re-fit and cruised two remarkable sailboats, a Point Hudson 27 …
Barbara Robb Kabel, 84, of State College PA, died Thursday, 24 October 2019 at Foxdale Village. Born 9 December 1934 in Wichita KS, she was the daughter of Newell S. Robb and Agnes M. Bardson …
John A. Comstock, age 73, passed away October 13, 2019 at his home on Marrowstone Island, with his wife and daughter at his side. He was born in Portland, Oregon, November 30, 1945. After serving …
Columnists

Candy corn: threat or menace?

Our country is deeply divided and polarized. No, the issue isn’t Trump or political tribalism. It’s candy corn. Let’s, um, triangulate. You either love it or hate this …

Number 500: columnist hits milestone

Peter, Paul and Mary lamented that they were 500 miles from home. U.S. currency officially discontinued $500 bills in 1969. It is 500 miles from Port Ludlow to Spokane, if you go through Walla Walla. …
Opinion

Take him to court

Donald Trump is a terminally stupid person. His behavior is inexcusable. He behaves like a Caesar, not a president who governs under the constitution. What we do have is a thing that looks like a …

Thank you

As I write this letter of thanks, I don’t yet know the outcome of our election for City Council. But no matter the outcome, this campaign has been a success given my primary goal , to start a …