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Jefferson Healthcare Foundation and Jefferson Community Foundation have announced establishment of the Jefferson Healthcare Foundation Fund, designated to expand efforts to foster community … more
    Jefferson County Commissioner Kate Dean announced Tuesday that she is running for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Dean hopes to succeed Rep. Derek Kilmer, who … more
   On Thursday mornings, two trucks pull into the gravel parking lot adjacent to the Caswell-Brown Village. The drivers, a mix of volunteers and paid employees, step out, shake off the … more
  Complaints about local mail service are almost as common as those against the new roundabout: Mail service is slow, unreliable, and gets later every day. Bills don’t arrive on time. … more
  A power outage on the morning of Monday, Dec. 4, affected customers of the Jefferson County Public Utility District in the South County area around Port Ludlow, and extended along South … more
Sometimes I can still hear her. “Hurry up and clean your plate. Hurry up and get ready for school. Don’t be late for the dentist. Hurry up with your homework.” Grandma Nana was … more
We are on our way again, aren’t we. Family, friends, parties, mistletoe, (hopefully), eggnog, the color green, the color red, the smell of wood burning, and much more are all part of the next … more
The Port of Port Townsend marks its 100th year in 2024. It was formed by Jefferson County voters in 1924. To commemorate the anniversary, the Port has hired former Leader publisher Scott Wilson … more
  Though our house came with a well-worn orchard ladder and an apple picker, the deer and the crows got most of the produce from our fruit trees the first year we lived here. So when a … more
  When contemporary British composer John Rutter set out to write his “Magnificat,” he wanted something buoyant and full of light. The Community Chorus of Port Townsend and … more
Chimacum Junior/Senior High School has been cooking up something special–a new school-based food truck. The Chimacum FEED Truck (Food, Education & Enterprise Development) is the first … more
  Fall is a mushroom hunter’s dream in the Pacific Northwest. Despite the assurances of Alexander Schwab’s “Mushrooming Without Fear,” or those of a friend who … more
    The Port Townsend School District celebrated the completion of a new rooftop solar array three months ahead of schedule. A 99.6-kilowatt grid-tied solar photovoltaic … more
  100 Years Ago this week 1923 Leader, #1999.36.103, JCHS collection Headline, Friday, Dec. 7, 1923 STATE FLOWER PROTECTION Devastation of Peninsula Acres to Be Stopped. … more
    The local concert series that began in 2018, and recovered from a COVID-forced intermission, is continuing through the New Year and early winter months of 2024. Matt … more
“We like to make sure everyone is getting a good lunch,” said Jim Lopez, president of the Port Townsend Senior Association (PTSA). “I’m not sure what their nutrition is like … more
    Over the past 20 years, the combined Port Townsend and Chimacum wrestling team averaged two wrestlers per year from Chimacum High School, but this year saw a significant shift … more
Sadie LeDonna and Shawn Kellogg have announced purchase of the building housing their business, Pop-Up Movement, that provides quality movement education for both children and adults through … more
The Port Townsend Yacht Club awarded nine scholarships for the academic year 2023 - 2024. The Yacht Club has awarded these scholarships annually for over 30 years. They are offered to … more
Sidonie Maroon, Culinary educator for The Food Co-op   Years ago, I remade Christmas cooking for myself. Little by little, I decided what mattered and let the rest go. And what did … more
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