Jennifer Jackson

Victorian Days to include rare public tour today of historical Port Townsend house

PORT TOWNSEND -- To anyone who has ever walked around the uptown area, the exterior of the Landes House presents an intriguing facade. Set back… Continue reading

Growing your own: OlyCAP plots organic P-Patches

PORT HADLOCK -- When Judy Hawks lived in Los Angeles, she grew a lot of her own food in an urban P-Patch. But since moving… Continue reading

Late-blooming romance unites Rhody royalty couple

PORT TOWNSEND -- When Dick Stickney called his sister from the Honolulu airport in July of 1975, he didn't dream that the phone call would… Continue reading

Victorian fans brush up on protocol

PORT TOWNSEND -- In Victorian times, shutting a hand fan slowly could lead to a breach of promise. Fanning quickly signaled would-be suitors that the… Continue reading

Marine studies form bond between mentor, protege

PORT TOWNSEND -- Moh O'Hanlon was close to retirement eight years ago when he wandered into the Port Townsend Marine Science Center's aquarium building on… Continue reading

Underground tour reveals Fort Worden’s dark side

Every day, Peninsula College students clamber up and down the wooden steps of the School House at Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend, pulling… Continue reading

Community center shaping up; portico finished, deck and interior started

QUILCENE -- Like a character in a fairy tale, the Quilcene Community Center is undergoing a transformation from ordinary to beautiful, inside and out. The… Continue reading

Larger than life: Statue of Cascades icon takes shape in Chimacum

CHIMACUM -- In life, Harvey Manning was a giant who single-handedly took on the challenge of preserving wilderness in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains.… Continue reading

Reading and sipping in Port Townsend

PORT TOWNSEND -- Every June, children who sign up for Port Townsend Library's summer reading program get to choose a free book for every eight… Continue reading

Agreement reached to build log cabin for Port Townsend Scouts

PORT TOWNSEND -- The Fred Lewis Scout Cabin Association and the city have reached a verbal agreement on site issues connected to a proposed log… Continue reading

Jefferson County hatches new chamber music group

CAPE GEORGE -- The former director of Centrum's Chamber Music Festival will perform Friday as the artistic director of a new chamber music group. In… Continue reading

Port Townsend community read to scale book on Mount Rainier

PORT TOWNSEND -- It is the largest and potentially deadliest volcano in the United States. It has 25 glaciers clinging to its flanks, the deepest… Continue reading

Port Townsend Food Bank volunteer sees ‘heart of the place’

PORT TOWNSEND -- When Shirley Moss goes to Aldrich's Grocery Store on Wednesday mornings, she always receives a warm welcome from owner Rene Fukuda. Even… Continue reading

Woman wants you to ‘Be the Change’

PORT TOWNSEND — In his inaugural address, President Barack Obama asked each American to meet the challenges of a changed world by changing the way… Continue reading

Rhododendron Festival’s theme a rip-roaring departure

PORT TOWNSEND -- When Cecily Ellis and Kayla Reynolds climb aboard the 2009 Rhododendron Festival float, ready to head down Lawrence Street in the Grand… Continue reading

Scout log cabin project rolling along in Port Townsend

PORT TOWNSEND -- Hopes are high that a log cabin to replace the Scout cabin on Morgan Hill will be constructed and open by the… Continue reading

Daughters of Norway celebrate Christmas — after Christmas

CHIMACUM -- For centuries, it was a tradition in rural northern European communities -- when younger children came of age, they left home to cross… Continue reading

Gingerbread contest winners announced in Port Townsend

PORT TOWNSEND ¬­-- Most people who saw the documentary, "Man on a Wire," about the tightrope walker crossing a high wire between the World Trade… Continue reading

Poet in residence to hold public workshops in Port Townsend

PORT TOWNSEND ¬­-- A poet whose words stand as a witness to social injustice will be a poet in residence in Port Townsend for two… Continue reading

Port Townsend graduate writes about First Amendment

PORT TOWNSEND -- Stop people on the street in this town of artists and free thinkers and ask what rights the First Amendment guarantees, and… Continue reading