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State and county health officials acknowledged that western Washington’s air quality has taken a hit over the past week, as smoke from Canadian wildfires drifted south. North winds moved smoke … more
The moon glows pink from ash spewed into the atmosphere by wild fires on Vancouver Island and other parts of British Columbia. Temperatures rose into the 90s last week and are expected to be in the … more
Blue Heron Middle School is offering a free meal program for children ages 18 and younger this summer. Breakfast and lunch made by the Port Townsend Schools chef is available from July 10 through … more
The Port Townsend Food Bank is looking for donations of nonfood items, even if that donation is the last inch of shampoo in a bottle. “Someone can go to the boatyard and wash their hair once,” … more
Food bank volunteer Carol Chandler helps customers spin a wheel to get a nonfood item. Photo by Chris Tucker more
A new 4,370-square-foot health care clinic for Port Ludlow, a joint venture between Jefferson Healthcare and Port Ludlow Associates (PLA), is progressing slower than anticipated. Jefferson … more
Jefferson Healthcare hosts a free orthopedic health seminar on degenerative joint pain from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, June 22 in the Dirksen Conference Room, Jefferson Healthcare Medical Center, 834 … more
The Washington Dental Service Foundation’s SmileMobile is to be in Port Townsend June 19-30 offering service to children though high school age and pregnant/postpartum women who might not otherwise … more
High levels of the potent nerve toxin anatoxin-a were detected in a water sample taken from Anderson Lake on Monday, May 22, prompting Washington State Parks to close the lake for recreation, … more
Kristin Manwaring, president of Kristin Manwaring Insurance (KMi), has been chosen to participate on a 2017 producer advisory council for Premera Blue Cross. “The council serves as a forum where … more
East Jefferson Fire Rescue (EJFR) Fire Chief Gordon Pomeroy has received the 2017 Outstanding Contribution to Rural Health award from the Washington Rural Health Association. The award resulted … more
“Navigating the Teen Years with Mindful Self-compassion,” a free talk for parents and youths ages 9-18 is set for 7-8 p.m., Saturday, March 18 at the Friends Meetinghouse, 1847 Sheridan. The … more
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