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By Kirk Boxleitner   Although Daniel Duane “3D” Deardorff died on Sept. 19, 2019, at the age of 67, the Mythsinger Legacy Project and his life partner, Judith-Kate … more
By Ned Luce You probably have a passport. It seems like everybody I know is traveling off to some exotic land requiring a passport to visit. Just within my family, our son was in Hamburg, … more
By Mitzi JO Gordon   A late winter snowfall dumped nearly four inches of snow across Port Townsend and much of Jefferson County this week. High winds arrived on Feb. 25, with PUD … more
By Kirk Boxleitner   Construction on Discovery Road has r ecently reached some minor milestones, as the project continues with a scheduled June 15 ribbon-cutting, and most of the major … more
Special to The Leader   Families can now register online for the Port Townsend Marine Science Center’s summer day camps, which allow young scientists and adventurers to spend a … more
Editor’s Note: Reflection and renewal   While we wait for spring to bring its softness and renewal, the late winter season delivers a period of reflection. Next week, … more
Nominations open for youth environmental award    Celebrating young environmental leaders in the community, the Jefferson Land Trust Fairbank Award for Youth Environmental Action … more
By Kirk Boxleitner   It might seem like a simple question. What's been happening with the money Jefferson County has collected from increased property taxes since 2019? But this … more
Special to The Leader   For nearly 40 years, March has been designated as “Music in Our Schools” month by the National Association of Music Educators, and the orchestra … more
By Holly Erickson Special to The Leader Shirley Moss, a petite woman with flowing waist-length hair and a welcoming smile, is The Chainmaker. She created her first chain when she was just 16 … more
By Leader Staff   Art can give solace — to the artists and the viewers. This is what five women explore in “A Warm Embrace,” the exhibition opening this weekend at … more
By Carolyn Lewis   Stepping into Jeanne Toal’s studio, one is immediately struck by its simplicity. Unlike the typical cluttered chaos of creative spaces, this studio exudes an … more
By Diane Walker     “I often feel none of this would have happened if not for my dogs,” said artist Jeanne Simmons, whose exhibit, “Photographs, Artifacts, … more
By Carole Marshall The drive is beautiful. As far as the eye can see there are rolling hills, red barns, an occasional silo, grazing cattle, majestic horses prancing in fields. Farmhouses, … more
By John Mauro Port Townsend City Manager   Our state tax system is broken: it’s one of the worst – if not the worst – in the nation. Put simply, taxes are paid … more
By Kirk Boxleitner   Minor spoiler to start: "Drive-Away Dolls," contrary to its mildly misleading trailer, is not set in the 21st century. This matters because its period-piece … more
By Kirk Boxleitner   He’s a newcomer to Port Townsend, but Joachim Cooder is no novice to the music industry. He’s recorded with rhythm-and-blues stars such as Mavis … more
  By Roland Nikles Special to The Leader             Esther Whitmore, lead shipwright at Haven Boatworks, says a … more
By Mitzi Jo Gordon   Last week, Jefferson County prosecutors dismissed charges against the Port Townsend man accused in January in the death of his infant son. Jordan Sorenson, … more
By James Robinson   While Chimacum School District voters widely supported the district’s ask for more funding in the special election Feb. 13, Quilcene School District voters … more
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