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A windstorm destroyed the old maple across the street last winter, but the ring of daffodils has sprung up around its shattered stump like always. It’s a spring like any other, but it feels … more
This spring, I’m making lots of Kuku-ye Sabzi, a Persian egg dish popular for Norooz, the Iranian New Year, celebrated at the Spring Equinox.  Egg dishes are popular throughout the … more
As noted in last week’s column, the annual meeting of the Ludlow Maintenance Commission, the LMC, was held last Saturday.  There were about 60 folks who showed up, a crowd that would … more
Once in awhile, it’s good to get outta Dodge ( i.e., PT). To use the famous rallying cry of Otter and Boon in “Animal House”: “Road trip!” Here, that often means … more
April is Native Plant Appreciation Month in Washington. It’s a time to enjoy the beauty of our native plants and celebrate the gifts they offer to pollinators and wildlife.  Why, then, … more
This week's toon by Nhatt Nichols. more
Last week my husband and I had the opportunity to try out Jefferson Transit’s new No. 14 Kingston Express bus service. This service is an express bus from Port Townsend to the ferry terminal … more
Jefferson County Public Health (JCPH) recognizes the opioid crisis in Jefferson County and continues to combat misinformation. Since 2016, JCPH has been providing opioid overdose medication at no … more
For a number of reasons, it has recently been a challenge to create something for this column that even I would find interesting, let alone you.  However, I did hit upon a theme I think I can … more
Candidates are already stating their intentions to run for public office, and as we approach the May 16 — May 20 candidate filing period for the 2022 elections, the League of Women … more
On the far side of open pasture, the trail curves and under a hedge of thimbleberry canes, I see emerging stinging nettles. They’re the perfect size for harvesting.  I’ve brought … more
Several nice people graciously responded to last week’s column where I wrote about mine, and my family’s, response to my bum hip.  I appreciate their empathetic sentiments and … more
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