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The lack of new businesses and the spotty support of new businesses is a well-worn topic of conversation in Port Ludlow. However, last week I represented the Jefferson Community Foundation at a … more
Whoever heard of a US Post Office having an “open house”? We had one in Port Ludlow a couple of weeks ago complete with bratwurst, drinks and music. The new owner of the post office decided to … more
IT’S THE (MONEY) PITS: Each year around this time, I joke that I’d like to set up a booth at the Wooden Boat Festival with a banner proclaiming “Let Me Burn Your Currency!” I’ll provide the … more
This is the week to talk about suspenders and the bridge. You see, for many years now my pants have been taking advantage of the reduction in the size of my glutei maximi, also known as my rear … more
Some musical short items from the Mann with the short attention span: EGG-CITING BAND: I asked my bass-playing physician, Dr. Gary Forbes, about the origin of his band’s oddball name, One Egg … more
Not all of our community’s maritime stories lay inside the foment of the Port of Port Townsend. From world-serving local foundries to exotic wood suppliers, the ecosystem of small firms that … more
Although most of the snow-birds are back in town for the summer, all the smoke in the air may cause them to question the wisdom of that move this summer. Then again, where are you going to land that … more
All you folks who appreciate music, of all kinds, are probably already knowledgeable about the organization named “Music Aid Northwest”. Then again, I suggest many of us are not that well … more
The Kiwanis motto is Serving the Children of the World. Most clubs work very hard to make their communities the best they can be, along with focusing on helping their children.   As one might … more
Today, I’ve decided to step up and try to fill the role of The Leader’s funny page. AQUABRANDING: The name Mountain View Pool — and even its MVP nickname — sounds a bit flat, so this … more
Regular readers may recall that I have been waging my own personal war against a rugged bout with sciatica. The good news is that I may be winning or maybe I just held on long enough. In any case, … more
On July 12, 250 or so of community members, press, marine tradespeople, and elected officials gathered in a standing-room-only meeting at the Northwest Maritime Center instead of making merry at … more
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