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The Memorial Day weekend was really special this year, with outstanding weather and almost 300 American flags displayed in East Jefferson County by locals who subscribe to the Rotary … more
A recent cruise on the SS Odyssey out on Puget Sound revealed my inner insecurities, since BJ and I just have a couple of kayaks. The Odyssey was constructed in 1938 by a member of the Vanderbilt … more
Did you notice? For a few days starting last Thursday afternoon, the area was just prettier and nicer. You see, it was the day the East Jefferson Rotarians distributed more than 500 dozen roses to … more
One evening last week, after a particularly busy few days, we decided to have a rare dinner at the Port Ludlow Inn. As before, we had some good food, but we also encountered royalty. As it turns out, … more
In these times of basketball-season-ending tournaments, baseball-season-beginning optimism and political shenanigans, I find it somehow instructive to remember the words of Hall of Fame baseball … more
Most of the week is about basketball, with a taste of corned beef. First, the easy ones. Whitman College in Walla Walla only lost one game this year, their last one. They were one of the last four … more
Hit the dirt, hit the ball, hit the sack, hit the highway for your final blue-ribbon edition of Port Townsend Observation Deck News Around Town. T-SHIRT SAYING OF THE WEEK: “I may hate that I … more
Last Saturday was the Port Ludlow Yacht Club Officers’ Open House at The Wreck Room, preceded by the annual business meeting at The Beach Club. The outstanding business meeting was led by Commodore … more
When it’s time to go, it’s time to go, and so this is your next-to-last regular edition of Port Townsend Observation Deck News Around Town. T-SHIRT SAYING OF THE WEEK: “This is Port … more
How often did I hear during the last election, “I am so glad I live in Port Townsend. I am surrounded by reasonable people. Maybe we can just ignore the rest of the country.” But can we? We … more
You probably already know what this term means, but I did not. Last week, BJ and I went to Whistler for a few days of recreation. I skied a day and we snowshoed together a day. While there, we stayed … more
When March enters like a frozen lion, when you’ve only got 22 days left to get your spouse a knockout birthday gift, and when you wake up to life passing you by, enjoy a reality check with Port … more
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