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The Port Townsend Main Street Program has some very special events planned for October. For many of us, fall is a favorite time of year, with the changing light, historic buildings framed by … more
My kitchen island is an autumnal still life of winter squashes. Arranged in artistic topsy-turvy are pie pumpkins, buttercups, butternuts, acorns, delicatas, and a green-skinned beauty that looks … more
“Plant lavender for luck.” – Alice Hoffman, “Practical Magic” Lavender offers many gifts to the gardener. It offers fragrant foliage and flowers in shades of purple, … more
Destination: McMinnville, Oregon for a Porsche Club event.  We were trying to stay on the roads not named “I-5,” but after enjoying BJ’s professional navigation of the … more
Ah yes, mid-October. Some Halloween displays have been up for at least two weeks. Witches hang from our neighbor’s tree while, nearby, inflatable ghosts look like flattened corpses on lawns … more
A couple years ago, the Incredible Mrs. Cadorette and I decided to go for a hike in the Darrington area. It was a lovely late spring day. The trail, following alongside the Boulder River, was green … more
On Saturdays, our neighborhood gang would head down to VanWay’s market to buy candy. They’d head for the Gobstoppers and Hot Zotz, but I’d always meander into produce and buy a … more
The week started with a fire drill!  Actually, I did go to a fire drill. A recent meeting with Fire Chief Bret Black resulted in an invitation to go on a “ride along” with a … more
After a friends’ visit several years ago, which included doing the tourist tour to Lake Crescent, and the obligatory hike up to Marymere Falls, plus a day in Port Townsend and the fort, what … more
All the queenly coverage from Britain the past two weeks has brought to mind two semi-encounters with her:  — Did Queen Elizabeth ever get booed? Very rarely, but I was present at one … more
This past Monday, the Board of County Commissioners reviewed the new code regarding “Legal Lots of Record” for Jefferson County that will affect more than 1,900 landowners.  The … more
There are many leaders dedicated to improving the lives of people here. Two of them are Scott Mauk and Bret Black.  Scott is the superintendent of the Chimacum School District, and leads the … more
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