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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
This letter is to share the gratitude for the many people in our community who spend hours helping others; the paramedics who came to my home early one morning to check on my head … more
It’s beginning to look a lot like … Hawaii. The 50th state is probably the second most popular winter destination for PT residents — after Borrego Springs State Park near Palm … more
Close to 400 people attended the recent EV Expo, hosted by the Chamber of Jefferson County. Attendees got a first-hand look at over a dozen different electric vehicles (EVs). The event was a great … more
The Olympic Peninsula Amnesty International chapter invites everyone to join us in Write for Rights, writing letters to free prisoners of conscience from prisons around the world. Amnesty organizes … more
I am writing in response to the guest opinion piece by Port Townsend’s new Planning and Community Development Director Emma Bolin in The Leader on Nov. 16. I attended the Nov. 7 council … more
What a shame. Whenever I drive up to the library, I like to glance over at the Raccoon Lodge. It’s such a wonderful, whimsical piece of art. It never occurred to me that it might be too close … more
The Port Townsend Golf Course is a municipal golf course designed to serve its city and the neighboring communities.  It provides recreation for all ages, individual integrity, social skills, … more
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