Love in the Time of Covid

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March 15, 2020, message from the Port Townsend School District: We are looking forward to seeing students at school on Monday so teachers and students can...

It’s Easy Being Green — Even After Death

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  Leslie Jocelyn Aickin   1947 ~ 20??   “She loved the Earth, and now the earth is loving her right back.”   Feature photo...

Wanda Fuca: Of Votes and Potatoes

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by Wanda Fuca Election season is here, and just like clockwork, so is the best entertainment. If campaigns were awarded Emmys, ours would go to...

Senior City: How Old Are We?

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By Dan Klepinger and Ross Anderson. You’ve probably noticed that Port Townsend and Jefferson County are old.  But numbers don't tell the whole story. How...

Porgy and Bess now

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Don White was on KPTZ last week hosting his “Broadway Showtime” program and talking about the musical Porgy and Bess, the 1959 film version....

There is a road

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There is a road I drive many evenings between a friend's house and mine To the west a jagged line of firs black against the evening sky. The sky, deep...

Roundabout

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By Wanda Fuca Roundabout is our inaugural items column, an ongoing collection of local observations and anecdotes that seem worth sharing.  The idea is to...

The Deep Sanity of Living in a Co-Housing Village

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By Brad Matsen             In the winter of 2019, my sweetheart and I moved into a fifty-five-and-over co-housing community on the western slope of Morgan...

Closer to South

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By Bob Francis (map looking due north of Port Townsendby Google Earth)             I moved, he moved. I stopped, he stopped, and his motorcycle fell...

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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...

On the Hard: The Lady Washington

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From Classic Yachts to Fish Packers: Their Stories The Lady Washington, Washington State's Ship Approaching the Port of Port Townsend's Boat Haven Marina, it was easy...

The Good News: Puget Sound Herring

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Spring on Puget Sound is about gardens bursting with tulips and daffodils, white sails set against glistening blue seas, and massive, shimmering schools of...

Hush-hush: Our Biggest Park is a Local Secret

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Port Townsend is surrounded by state parks.  From Point Hudson, we look into at least five: Fort Worden and Fort Casey to the east,...

Birds on the Beach

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Gulls are not the only feathered friends found on our local beaches. Some birds spend most of their time foraging along the beaches, including...