Jennifer Jackson

Fresh from the farm: Delivery of beef is latest, tasty lesson for Quilcene School

Food doesn't necessarily come long distances on a truck anymore. On Wednesday, Quilcene School students will be served tacos made with grass-fed Angus beef raised… Continue reading

Fires, falls, thanks: Marrowstone gathering honors volunteer EMTs

MARROWSTONE ISLAND -- The stories, written or spoken, say it all. "Fell from ladder. Quick response. Airlifted to Harborview. Here today." "I went into total… Continue reading

Landscaping the Legion: Community helps post to be in the pink

PORT TOWNSEND -- Struggling to maintain their membership and their World War II-era building, American Legion Post 26 on the corner of Water and Monroe… Continue reading

JENNIFER JACKSON’S PORT TOWNSEND NEIGHBOR COLUMN: Kayak built with scraps and curiosity

THE 25-FOOT CEDAR canoe Jared Fennell is building as a senior project for the 2010 Paddle Journey was not the only Aleutian-style craft at the… Continue reading

Canoe family puts together special project; craft to be tested March 13

PORT TOWNSEND -- Ask Jared Fennell who has the most original senior project at Gig Harbor High School, and he'll tell you he does --… Continue reading

JENNIFER JACKSON’S PORT TOWNSEND NEIGHBOR COLUMN: Fresh start is good, food group finds

KALE. POTATOES. LEMON balm tea. Rice is nice, and coffee is dandy, but for Jeff Horwath, both are luxuries. "What we have around dictates the… Continue reading

Job hunters hone skills at workshops in Port Townsend

PORT TOWNSEND -- Jeanine Woodley had good news to share with her fellow job seekers at the close of a series of workshops on finding… Continue reading

Peninsula has right recipe for culinary/agri-tourism success

PORT TOWNSEND -- To make money in tourism, according to industry veteran Judy Walden, you need to remember this formula: Three. Three. Sleep. That's how… Continue reading


AFTER THE ARTICLE about the paranormal investigation of the Palace Hotel appeared in the Peninsula Daily News on Sunday, Lorraine Ross wrote to relate her… Continue reading

Area scouts celebrate centennial of Boy Scouting in America

PORT TOWNSEND -- The first Sunday in February is Boy Scout Sunday, when Scouts traditionally attend church in uniform and take part in the service.… Continue reading

A host of ghosts? Port Angeles woman, others probe paranormal activity in old Port Townsend hotel

PORT TOWNSEND -- Sorrow lies buried in the basement of the Tibbals Building on Water Street, said the Port Angeles star of Mystic Radio. Robin… Continue reading

Poets to help audience step into history at First Friday lecture in Port Townsend

PORT TOWNSEND -- On March 8, 1964, Ulysses S. Grant stepped off a train in Washington, D.C., where he had been summoned by President Lincoln.… Continue reading

At home with Adler: Port Townsend couple offers psychology with a view

PORT TOWNSEND -- His theories are the source of the positive discipline and effective parenting movement. He was the first to note the effect of… Continue reading


LIFE GOT YOU down? Economic news depressing? Members of "Animal House's" Delta Tau Chi knew the two magic words that would the change course of… Continue reading

Amber and Flax : Prussian legends are grandmothers’ legacy

PORT TOWNSEND -- When Edel Lessing Sokol was a girl in Eastern Europe, she used to sit at night and watch her grandmother sit in… Continue reading

Job hunting not a waiting game; guide sets seekers on employment path

Whenever Susan Wilson asks people who are looking for a job what they are doing to find one, she gets a variation of this answer:… Continue reading

Apple Wassail tradition celebrated at Chimacum farm

CHIMACUM -- Trees have always held a place of power in the mythology of Celts and Druids. Finnriver Farm owners Keith and Crystie Kisler hosted… Continue reading

JENNIFER JACKSON’S PORT TOWNSEND NEIGHBOR COLUMN: Day of service inspires new generation

HE WAS BORN on Jan. 15, 1929, in Atlanta, and named for his father, the Rev. Michael King. After the family visited Europe in 1934,… Continue reading

League of Women Voters buys a ‘simple but thorough’ history book for Port Townsend 7th-graders

PORT TOWNSEND -- Chris Gregoire is governor. The Legislature in Olympia is not the only governing body in Washington state. And not everyone who came… Continue reading

Port Townsend man helps build Aleut craft, generational bridge for Paddle Journey

Growing up on a small island in Prince William Sound in Alaska, Maggie Fennell used to travel by baidarka, the cedar-framed kayaks covered with sealskin… Continue reading