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Happy Easter! May all your eggs be found. The new version of the Port Ludlow Follies was a resounding success a couple of weeks ago. The Port Ludlow Singers, the Adorables, the One Night Stand … more
It was a nice fall weekend in 1963 after a football game at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana. There she was, this cute, diminutive coed from DePauw University hanging out with one of my … more
While it may be common knowledge that thousands of men were stationed at Fort Worden during the two world wars, the contributions of women are less well known. The Leader archives reveal that … more
Port Townsend resident Bill Mann is always looking for funny material and funny people. He can be contacted at newsmann9@gmail.com. NAMEDROPPING WITH INTENT “A celebrity,” H.L. … more
When in conversation and I say the word “Rotary,” people who don’t know me will ask what I mean. Well, I certainly don’t mean that old-style phone with the dial that you would spin a number … more
Happy Pi Day, the annual celebration created by relating at least two unrelated subjects, like a Porsche engine in a Prius. Sure, you can do it, but why? Well, they all start with the letter … more
Have your energy bills crept up this past winter? Energy conservation is a cost-effective way to reduce energy bills in our Jefferson County homes and businesses. There are a variety of ways you can … more
It was a cold, rainy, sleety, windy weekend at the DoubleTree Hotel at Sea-Tac. (My writing mentor Milt Lum loves it when I start a column that way.) Thank goodness the weekend activities were all … more
March means spring is right around the corner – the early flowers have grown pretty high already. It also means I have officially begun my candidacy for the governor-elect of the Kiwanis Pacific … more
One of the psychological truisms of life is that we all seek some way to achieve a special status or unique position relative to everybody else. We are looking for a way to set ourselves apart. I got … more
At the height of World War II, Fort Worden resembled a modern-day suburban development. There were more than 250 buildings covering the fort’s 400 acres, with many of them north of the parade … more
I (HEART) OUR MINI LIBRARIES: They’re all over town. As one might expect in a place that has the highest rate of book borrowing per capita of any Washington public library. Besides our stately … more
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