Jennifer Jackson

Jefferson County church effort to focus on mental illness

PORT TOWNSEND -- "Save me, O Lord; for the waters have come in unto my soul." Like many psalms, Psalm 69 opens with a cry… Continue reading


WHEN YOU'RE RETIRED, it's nice to have a hobby that gets you out of the house. And if the hobby incorporates one of your passions,… Continue reading

New year, new look as artists give Port Townsend gallery a makeover

PORT TOWNSEND -- What do you get when you put a group of artists together and ask them what color to paint the walls? A… Continue reading

PTA auction will help Grant Street Elementary students connect dots beyond the classroom

PORT TOWNSEND -- Walk the halls at Grant Street Elementary School and you'll find evidence of the Parent Teacher Association, or PTA, everywhere. Posters inspired… Continue reading

With three simple lines, PT group greets the season with winter haiku

PORT TOWNSEND -- They gather on a December afternoon at a house near Fort Worden State Park, the cars crowding the unpaved lane dusted with… Continue reading

Jefferson counselor is ordained minister, but path doesn’t always go through religion

PORT TOWNSEND -- Dave Eekhoff has two wood-block prints by Robert Hodgell on his office walls. One, a gift when he graduated from seminary, is… Continue reading

Daughters of Norway bring generations together at Juletrefest in Chimacum

CHIMACUM -- There was no snow, no elves, no reindeer, no candle-lit church in the valley. But on Sunday, members of the Daughters of Norway… Continue reading

Port Townsend community pitches in to build greenhouse for students gardeners

PORT TOWNSEND -- Sunflowers. Tomatoes. December may be dark and damp, but students at Grant Street Elementary School are thinking ahead to spring. Students gathered… Continue reading

Farm-to-cafeteria bandwagon rolls on with meetings in Port Angeles, Port Townsend

Two meetings to advance the discussion started last month at the North Olympic Peninsula Farm to Cafeteria conference are scheduled this week. In Port Angeles,… Continue reading

Peninsula’s Mackie shows students how to be instrumental in music-making

CHIMACUM -- Andy Mackie was up early on Monday, loading his van and driving to the main Chimacum Schools campus. By 7:45 a.m., he was… Continue reading

Port Townsend woman saves special tree from possible destruction

When Libby Atkins of Port Townsend learned that demolition was among possible fates for the structure that had housed the Landfall Restaurant at Point Hudson,… Continue reading

Women farmers brainstorm ideas at round table for the Peninsula’s like-minded

PORT HADLOCK -- Most mornings, Pennie Lujan is up by 4 a.m. to go to work at Fairaview Farm near Sequim. Building the fire in… Continue reading

Long road of tumor treatment ahead; supporters will try to pave way

PORT TOWNSEND -- Two years ago, Renee Depew and her high school friends decided to apply for student exchange programs. All were accepted and offered… Continue reading

Quilcene rescue ranch starts food bank for pets

QUILCENE -- On Saturday, Sara Penhallegon is holding a holiday open house at her ranch near Quilcene -- and hoping to receive donations for her… Continue reading

The gold in Andy’s eyes: Portrait captures vision of music man Mackie and his gifts

PORT TOWNSEND -- Jesse Watson has painted portraits of elderly blues musicians whose stories are etched in their faces. He has painted hip-hop artists and… Continue reading

Daughters of Norway light way to a legend in Chimacum

CHIMACUM — On Dec. 13, children in Sweden awake early. The girls don white robes with red sashes; the boys put on tall pointed hats… Continue reading

Salon models strut lots of stuff to help winter homeless shelter in Port Townsend

PORT TOWNSEND -- Feathers, fur and fishnet were the fashion as models hit the runway at POSH Hair Salon's Hair Rock on the Catwalk on… Continue reading

Farm to Cafeteria conference brings buyers, sellers to table

BLYN -- The message of the first North Olympic Peninsula Farm to The Cafeteria Conference on Thursday was that the farmer and the food buyer… Continue reading

Going for a spin: Small and portable, spinning wheels go from hobby to business

A refinement of a spinning wheel that he made for his wife, Beth, while living aboard their sailboat, the shoe-box sized machines impressed everyone who… Continue reading

Jefferson Habitat for Humanity isn’t going to stop for winter

PORT TOWNSEND -- The weather turns cold and wet, and Habitat for Humanity of East Jefferson County usually waits until spring to resume its housebuilding… Continue reading