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After two-and-a-half years of living above my Port Townsend Leader office, my wife, Karen, and our two fuzzy children, Ronin and Nula, have finally moved into a house in Port Townsend. Until now, … more
The future of the PT golf course seems uncertain, but maybe it’s doing its part for world peace. Wha?? There’s an old maxim that one golf-playing nation has never invaded another … more
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You may have noticed, this summer has turned into an almost continuous display of American Flags in Port Ludlow, Port Hadlock and Chimacum. The inclement weather of Presidents’ Day last … more
You don’t often hear the term “beloved dentist,” but it certainly would seem to describe the reason for a recent gathering of 200 or so who packed the Cotton Building to mark the … more
The crowd gathered in the auditorium at Chimacum High School last week for the annual tribute to the senior class known as awards night. As the seniors took their places on the stage, those of us … more
Jefferson County has legitimate claims to fame. Harboring shipwrights who produce wooden boats of surpassing beauty? Amazing. Nurturing published authors, touring musicians, busy artists, … more
Summer is upon us with foggy mornings and sunny afternoons. The season prompts us to attend the weekly Port Ludlow “Car Cruise In” on Wednesday afternoons and watching sports, maybe. In … more
(Editor’s note: Rumors of Ned Luce’s demise, as a columnist, are exaggerated. Last week’s absence was due to human error, not over-use of the editorial spike.) There we all were, … more
The Slow Food Movement arrives in PT? Well, kinda. There’s an eye-catching sign on the back of a Jefferson Healthcare van reading, “Sorry So Slow. Food on Board.” I suspect hospital … more
On a sunny Tuesday morning 80 years ago on the 30th of May, troops from Battery G and the fort’s regimental band mustered in front of the Fort Worden movie theater in preparation for the annual … more
Driving the foggy crossing from Indian Island the other morning, I thought of the 1969 death of Mary Jo Kopechne on a similar bridge and the example it set for nobodies like me when deciding who to … more
Ah, spring. The flowers have proliferated, and local golfers have, too. A new restaurant at the PT golf course, The Dusty Green, has even sprouted. Golf brings us to this week’s book report. … more
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