Tickling Keyboards at Type Townsend

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At some point, long before the pandemic, manual typewriters seemed to join rotary telephones, hand-cranked car windows and kerosene lanterns on the scrap heap...

Pleasant Harbor opponents ask for investigation into sales activities

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Since 2006 a Master Planned Residential Resort (MPR) has been in the planning stage by the Canadian Stateman Group, on what is known as...

Meltdown at the Park:  How the Arts Clashed with History at Fort Worden

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Ross Anderson is a founding member of Rainshadow. This story originally ran in Post Alley and the Port Townsend Leader. Ross has allowed...

Brazilian music in our “little village”

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Some years back a Brazilian musical friend stated "we are amazed to find our music here so far from home in your little village."...

So Long, Pygmy Kayaks

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More than three decades ago, when guys like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were building technology companies that would change the world, another Ivy...

Treading Water: PT’s Nonprofits and the Virus

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By Ross Anderson When the state closed down for the pandemic, the staff of the Port Townsend Marine Science Center did what most of us...

Hometown Underwear: Quimper Merc Ain’t Hip, But It’s Ours

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As Port Townsend began to re-open this month, folks rushed out to the barbers, the bars and restaurants.  But maybe not to Quimper Mercantile. ...

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The lost commencement address by Tom Robbins

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Photo of Tom Robbins by Dan Wallen. Used with permission of University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections MPH1272 When I was the editor of the...

So Long, Pygmy Kayaks

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More than three decades ago, when guys like Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were building technology companies that would change the world, another Ivy...

The Delightful Harbor Seal

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One of the delights of my Port Townsend life is watching harbor seals. Looking out at the sea while walking along a beach, I...

Living by the Wind

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Wilderness is a state of mind Ten years ago, my husband and I sailed our 24-foot boat across the Pacific Ocean from Puget Sound to...

On the Hard: Catalyst

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From Classic Yachts to Fish Packers: Their Stories Catalyst and the Beautiful Wild Country             Catalyst departed Port Townsend on May 5th to begin her mid-May...