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This letter is  to share my thoughts on how special it is when an artist creates a work of art that uplifts us by its beauty.  We each have our own ideas of what is beauty but we also … more
I always keep ginger on hand, and use it in both savory and sweet dishes. It’s a popular ingredient in world cuisines from India and Indonesia to Germany.  In ancient Rome and China, it … more
People think the decision about the golf course has already been made. The answer is Yes and No. The Yes part. First, the city categorized the golf course as a park so it could be put up for … more
I’m pleased to hear the city taking steps to control the deer population. I’m glad they are utilizing the skills of a wildlife conflict specialist who has experience dealing with … more
“Are you ready for Christmas?”   It could be the most asked question around this time of year or well maybe second to “What are you getting me for Christmas?”   … more
Hitch up the metaphorical reindeer. Let’s take our annual Let There Be Light(s) tour of some of the best Christmas, er, holiday, lighting displays locally.  THE BEST  One must … more
As the winter solstice approaches, the sun travels its shortest path through our sky, marking the longest night of the year – and the return of longer days of sunlight.  The solstice … more
Thank you from Port Townsend Sunrise Rotary to all who helped make the third annual Community Bowls and Soup Share a remarkable success. First, thanks to our host, Finnriver Farm and Cidery. Their … more
I’ll spill the beans. I’m the popcorn bumbler. I spilled the popcorn. George Marie and Michael D’Alessandro, the new owners of the Rose Theatre, crunched out of their seats because … more
I’m writing to you all as a teenager myself who has lived in Port Townsend for 14 years of my life and who has spent many days at the local skatepark.  After completing my seventh-grade … more
In response to Cindy Jayne’s “Q&A about EVs” from Nov. 30. Your analysis (and that of the culture at large) that electric vehicles and lithium batteries are somehow … more
A huge thank-you to everyone involved in the Christmas festivities at the fairgrounds.  We love all the new kid-oriented happenings there, and the lengths to keep them free and accessible. … more
If you need to see a couple of miracles, you might look us up. Last week, we went to six events, each with somewhere between 20 and 100 people.   One event had attendees safely scattered … more
On Wednesday night the Forest Service proposed several ideas to create funds from forest land without chopping wood. Three of these included using carbon credits, tree thinning of overgrown forests, … more
I am writing to comment on the article that was printed in your paper on Nov. 23 entitled “Let there be lights” in which you interviewed a young lady named Samantha Stromberg.   I … more
It is way past time for Christians to condemn anti-Semitism, as did Dietrich Bonhoeffer in Hitler’s Germany in the 1930s and early 1940s. He paid with his life. We are more fortunate (now), but … more
The sounds of Christmas are echoing around the county again and not just from the ubiquitous radio stations and streaming services you hear in every public place.  The Christmas tree-lighting … more
In response: Are city officials hallucinating? I saw the article in The Leader about the “Raccoon Lodge” and was baffled by the city’s position. I’ve walked by that … more
Consumable gifts are the best.  I enjoy receiving homemade creations from my friends’ kitchens, especially fun stuff that I can use, over time, in my own dishes. Please give me … more
We are honored to represent two organizations that support the Port Townsend Library by raising money for library programs, collections, equipment, and furnishings.  These two nonprofit … more
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