Jeannie McMacken

Port Townsend Arts Commission studies public art

Plans to develop an informational park plaza on a small triangle-shaped parcel of public property in front of the Jefferson County Chamber… Continue reading

Port Townsend group protests for immigrant rights

A group of 55 men and women stood with signs Tuesday to bring awareness to an immigration issue facing parents and children… Continue reading

Puget Sound Pilots honored at ceremony marking 150 years of program

Elected officials joined Puget Sound Pilots officials, maritime advocates and educators in celebrating 150 years of the state’s marine pilotage program at… Continue reading

Jefferson County Heart of Service awards presented to dedicated volunteers

The 13th Annual Heart of Service Awards were presented to seven community members, including four Port Townsend High School students, at a… Continue reading

Founder of Fat Smitty’s restaurant dies at age 75

Carl Edward Schmidt, founder of the iconic Fat Smitty’s restaurant at the intersection of U.S. Highway 101 and state Highway 20, has… Continue reading

Special Olympics torch run sweeps Olympic Peninsula

With help from North Olympic Peninsula law enforcement and Port Townsend High School athletes, the Special Olympics torch passed through Clallam and Jefferson… Continue reading

Sea lions take over Port Townsend city dock

The Port Townsend City Dock has become a local hangout for a raft of California sea lions visiting the area. First spotted… Continue reading

Brush fire breaks out on Cape George Road near Port Townsend

East Jefferson Fire Rescue firefighters were fighting a brush fire on Cape George Road late Thursday afternoon. The east side of Discovery… Continue reading

Port Townsend marks Memorial Day with ceremonies across city

Fallen servicemen and women were honored on Memorial Day with ceremonies at sites throughout the city. The American Legion Marvin G. Shields… Continue reading

Student artwork on display at Port Townsend businesses during Art Wave

The streets and shops of uptown and downtown Port Townsend are filled with unrestrained color as student artists’ work is exhibited in… Continue reading

Jefferson County Historical Society director to retire

Jefferson County Historical Society’s executive director is retiring at the end of the month. Since 2002, Bill Tennent, 70, has been the… Continue reading

Elevated Ice Cream in Port Townsend for sale

Big celebrations always seem to include ice cream. Julie and David McCulloch’s Elevated Ice Cream has been the go-to place where locals… Continue reading

Port of Port Townsend decides against replacing south jetty this year

The failing south jetty at Point Hudson will not be replaced this year. After months of discussion, a majority of port commissioners… Continue reading

Chimacum man finds huge mushroom in his field

Doyle Yancey of Egg & I Farms in Chimacum was mowing the Glendale Farm field in Beaver Valley on Monday when he came… Continue reading

Chair of Port Townsend panel discusses measures underway to create more living quarters

The chair of the Port Townsend City Council’s Affordable Housing Committee said the panel is discussing incentives for developers to help solve… Continue reading

Whittaker film about second-generation climb on Mount Kennedy to debut at Telluride

Have you ever thought what it would be like to walk in your father’s footsteps? Leif and Bobby Whittaker, and Chris Kennedy… Continue reading

Port Townsend again extends land use rules for developing area

The Port Townsend City Council has approved extending the interim land use rules for the areas of Sixth and 10th streets and… Continue reading

Jefferson Community School gets new head of school amid other changes

Jefferson Community School is undergoing many changes for the coming school year: A change in leadership, the sale of the historic Good… Continue reading

PHOTO: Port Townsend street project ‘blazing’ ahead with tree planting

Six “Autumn Blaze” maple trees were planted Tuesday between Taylor and Tyler streets as part of Port Townsend’s Water Street Enhancement Project. Rusty Sage of… Continue reading

Jefferson commissioners hear opinions from both sides on Brinnon resort

Jefferson County commissioners heard the results Monday of public remarks for and against the proposed Pleasant Harbor Master Plan Resort in Brinnon.… Continue reading