Jennifer Jackson

Pullers honor canoe journey leader in Brinnon

BRINNON -- Pullers and family members arriving Thursday for a potlatch and night of rest on their journey to the Port Madison Bay destination of… Continue reading

‘Music Man’ to teach the teachers

PORT TOWNSEND -- Andy Mackie, who has taught hundreds of school children to play music on instruments he provided, is offering an instrument-making workshop next… Continue reading

Back to school: Middle school expansion may go down to the wire

PORT TOWNSEND -- For David Herrington, facilities manager for the Port Townsend School District, Aug. 11 is looming large on the calendar. That is the… Continue reading

Area memories set in stone in massive Port Townsend compass

PORT TOWNSEND -- In 2004, a sailor named Mel Miller bought a paver for the Compass Rose to support the capital campaign of the planned… Continue reading

Quilcene celebrates remodeled center with awards, documentary

QUILCENE -- As a group, members of the Boeing Bluebills put in more than 2,000 hours of work remodeling the Quilcene Community Center during the… Continue reading

Signed, peeled, delivered: Scout cabin project advances

PORT TOWNSEND -- The logs have been cut and peeled. The plans have been drawn up. The street vacations and easements have been ironed out,… Continue reading

Canoes to land Wednesday at Brinnon on Hood Canal for first time

BRINNON -- A few years ago, John Smith, a Skokomish woodcarver, suggested to Keith and Val Beck of Brinnon that their community host the Skokomish… Continue reading

On the same track: Photo connects descendants of goat planters

PORT TOWNSEND -- It is an iconic Olympic Peninsula photograph: a group of men in front of a cedar-shingled shack, an elk carcass hanging from… Continue reading

Arts camp offers intensive experience

PORT TOWNSEND -- Have you ever wanted to write a song that expresses your ideas? Create a chapbook that holds a collection of your own… Continue reading

Citizen scientists document Dungeness orca casualty

PORT TOWNSEND -- In January 2002, Sue Long drove to Dungeness Bay to watch a drama unfold. A female orca had been found dead on… Continue reading

Daughter of the Rose: Actress spins roles in dark comedy

PORT TOWNSEND -- When Renata Friedman first read the script of Laura Schellhardt's dark comedy, "The K of D," she heard voices in her head.… Continue reading

Dry land farming in dry weather puts crops to test

PORT TOWNSEND -- Amaranth. Camelina. Quinoa. What sound like unusual girls' names are actually types of plants that should be familiar to farmers and gardeners… Continue reading

Organ builders go for Baroque

PORT TOWNSEND -- An organist sits down at a pipe organ. The organ has 23 ranks of pipes replicating the instruments of a symphony orchestra.… Continue reading

Wheeler Theater green room gets makeover

PORT TOWNSEND -- Centrum volunteers and Fort Worden State Park employees took a bow this week for their roles in transforming the green room at… Continue reading

No volts, warm hearth: Backwoods baker delivers the goods

COYLE -- Philip Sax was walking his dog three years ago when he stopped to talk to Pat Robinson. Learning that Robinson was starting a… Continue reading

Pick a book, any book: Tricks, treats kick off Port Townsend program

PORT TOWNSEND -- Little green librarians with aluminum-foil antennae greeted visitors to the Port Townsend Library to launch the Summer Reading Program. This year's theme:… Continue reading

Potato golf, poker laps spark Port Townsend Relay for Life

PORT TOWNSEND -- The challenge: After tying a pair of panty hose to your waist, put a potato in one leg of the hose. Swinging… Continue reading

How do their gardens grow? Expansive to intimate, exotic to native

PORT TOWNSEND -- Two things you need to know about Saturday's Secret Garden Tour: One, have a plan, and two, pace yourself. Planning and pacing… Continue reading

Students learn benefits of composting, recycling through class worm project

PORT TOWNSEND -- Do worms like pizza? To students in Dorothy Stengel's class, this is not an esoteric question. It is a matter of life… Continue reading

So long, Mountain View: School assembles for a fond farewell

PORT TOWNSEND -- There was singing and poetry, a slide show and stories, and more than a few tears as students and staff, present and… Continue reading