Jeannie McMacken

School district voters approve Jefferson County measures

Voters in the Brinnon and Queets-Clearwater school districts in Jefferson County have approved levies after the second count of ballots today. The… Continue reading

 

Port Townsend native tells of mountain climbing in memoir chosen as 2018 Community Read

Leif Whittaker’s critically acclaimed memoir, “My Old Man and the Mountain,” has been selected as the Port Townsend Public Library’s 13th Annual… Continue reading

 

Chimacum schools chief leery of proposed electrical rate hike

Rick Thompson, superintendent of the Chimacum School District, said the 6.1 percent electrical rate increase proposed for public school districts would adversely affect… Continue reading

 

Port of Port Townsend sets start date for south jetty rebuild

Port of Port Townsend commissioners have set a mid-September start date for demolishing and replacing the failing Point Hudson south jetty. The… Continue reading

Port Townsend celebrates creative craft brews at Strange Brewfest this weekend

Chris Weir, assistant head brewer at Port Townsend Brewing, has been staying very busy the past few weeks preparing for the 14th… Continue reading

Port Townsend council looks at possible annexation into fire district

The Port Townsend City Council discussed a possible ballot measure proposing the city be annexed into the East Jefferson Fire-Rescue district. “Currently,… Continue reading

Marchers filling Pope Marine Park in Port Townsend listen to speeches during the 90-minute program. (Jeannie McMacken/for Peninsula Daily News)

Thousands turn out for Peninsula Women’s March in Port Townsend

Nearly 4,000 women, men, and children joined in the 2018 Women’s March in Port Townsend on Saturday. The Women’s March PT Steering… Continue reading

Marchers filling Pope Marine Park in Port Townsend listen to speeches during the 90-minute program. (Jeannie McMacken/for Peninsula Daily News)

Port Townsend native to tell of plans for Pacific trek

Eliza Dawson is a scientist who is passionate about the health of the planet. She’s also an NCAA championship athlete. And she… Continue reading

Jeannie McMacken/for Peninsula Daily News Dennis Daneau believes we all can learn from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He’ll offer Kings’ speeches today during a free community presentation in Port Townsend.

Port Townsend man to play recordings of speeches of Martin Luther King Jr. today

When driving the coast from Ventura, Calif., to his new home in Port Townsend 11 years ago, Dennis Daneau did what many… Continue reading

Jeannie McMacken/for Peninsula Daily News Dennis Daneau believes we all can learn from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He’ll offer Kings’ speeches today during a free community presentation in Port Townsend.

Four young Jefferson women to vie for Rhody titles, scholarships

Four young women were introduced to the public Sunday as royalty candidates for the 83rd annual Rhododendron Festival, scheduled for May 14-19.… Continue reading

Johnson memorial set for Saturday at Fort Worden

Area businessman Carl H. Johnson will be remembered during a celebration of life gathering expected to draw some 400 people Saturday. The… Continue reading

Small Home Fund awards often make a big difference, case manager says

Justine Bedell is a huge fan of the Peninsula Home Fund. As housing program manager for Olympic Community Action Programs (OlyCAP), she… Continue reading

Fireworks, anchor raising help Port Townsend crowds usher in 2018

Crowds young and old welcomed 2018 to this Victorian city and shared in the community spirit of First Night, a celebration of… Continue reading

100 dive, flip and flop in frigid welcome to 2018 in Nordland

At high noon Monday, 100 hearty souls ignored the temperature, took a breath then jumped from a dock during the annual polar bear… Continue reading

Jefferson County 4-Hers sew kennel beds for animal shelters

A group of more than 25 animal lovers came together for a four-hour sew-in at the Washington State University classroom at Kivley… Continue reading

Leap of faith changes Port Townsend man’s life

Joe Gaikowski, 32, has experienced more traumas and more heartache in his relatively short lifetime than most. One of his friends was… Continue reading

First Night 2018 celebration to welcome new year in Port Townsend

Port Townsend’s First Night family festival of arts and entertainment will be held Sunday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., concluding with… Continue reading

Oscar, Michael and Ruth Levine of Walker Street, Port Townsend, created a snowman for their neighbors as a Christmas surprise.They used volunteer plant material, repurposed Halloween mini-pumpkins, a squash and bread for lips. The project started out as a snowball fight and grew from there. (Jeannie McMacken for Peninsula Daily News).

Port Townsend family uses snow for small gift with big impact

A local family with the holiday spirit used the recent snowfall to brighten a neighbor’s Christmas. “It started out as a snowball,”… Continue reading

Oscar, Michael and Ruth Levine of Walker Street, Port Townsend, created a snowman for their neighbors as a Christmas surprise.They used volunteer plant material, repurposed Halloween mini-pumpkins, a squash and bread for lips. The project started out as a snowball fight and grew from there. (Jeannie McMacken for Peninsula Daily News).

Stitches join friends together for Home Fund

By Jeannie McMacken for Peninsula Daily News SEQUIM— Every Wednesday throughout the year more than 100 quilters from the Sunbonnet Sue Quilt Club make an… Continue reading

Vouchers for daily life: Home Fund helps young families

Diana Assumpcao reached into her file cabinet and pulled out a manila folder bulging with papers, measuring almost three inches thick. A… Continue reading