Jennifer Jackson

Port Townsend schoolchildren send supplies to others in Iraq

PORT TOWNSEND -- Holly Canda is only 7 years old, but she already knows how to spell Mesopotamia. She can find the country of Iraq… Continue reading

An angel for Christmas: Mother’s gift connects generations

CAPE GEORGE -- In 1970, Mary Maltby's mother gave her a present -- a small angel, kneeling, its cupped wings holding an infant. The angel… Continue reading

Puppets to bring the original, 4th century St. Nicholas to life

PORT TOWNSEND -- It's the second night of rehearsals, and Stephen Schumacher is still having trouble getting his character's moves right. For one thing, the… Continue reading

Special down to the berries: Harvest dinner celebrates success

PORT TOWNSEND -- Fresh oysters, steamed or raw, shucked and served on the half shell. Platters of creamy sweet and savory cheeses. Beds of fresh… Continue reading

Program aims at reducing repeat offenders in Jefferson County’s jail

PORT HADLOCK -- Of the 772 new bookings at the Jefferson County jail in the last fiscal year, almost three-quarters had a connection to drugs… Continue reading

Master Gardeners harvest bucks

QUILCENE -- Jefferson County Master Gardeners are doing more than growing plants. They are cultivating community projects. Some examples are an irrigation system for the… Continue reading

Fostering the Victorian Festival

PORT TOWNSEND -- Like a character out of Dickens, the Port Townsend Victorian Festival spent its first years of life on the street begging for… Continue reading

It takes a church to house a village

PORT TOWNSEND -— Presbyterian churches in Port Townsend, Clallam Bay and Oak Harbor are ensuring that a remote village in El Salvador is getting new… Continue reading

Three ex-mayors reflect on Port Townsend’s past

PORT TOWNSEND — When Brent Shirley moved to Port Townsend in 1976, it was a sleepy little town about to wake up to financial reality.… Continue reading

Jennifer Jackson’s Column

WHAT DO YOU do at the drive-in when you're waiting for the movie to start? At the Rakers Car Club "Nostalgia Night at the Movies"… Continue reading

Mental health alliance offers bigger picture

PORT TOWNSEND — A film highlighting the effects of one person's mental illness on a family will be shown free of charge in October. "Canvas,"… Continue reading

Last call at Grange hall? Lack of leadership, participation may lead to Quimper’s closure

PORT TOWNSEND — It was organized in 1919, chartered in 1920, and for decades, was the center of community life. Now, Quimper Grange may close… Continue reading

Classic cars, classic movie: It’s nostalgia at the drive-in movie

PORT TOWNSEND — They came from Sequim and Port Angeles, Bremerton and Hansville in their shiny Corvettes and two-tone Chevy coups, their classic station wagons… Continue reading

Puget Sound anglers dedicate bench to founder

PORT TOWNSEND — Five years ago, incensed about increased restrictions on recreational salmon fishing and crabbing, Gary Hulsey decided to do something. On Saturday, the… Continue reading

Chautauquans play to sellout crowds

PORT TOWNSEND — Time and tide wait for no mime. That's what members of the New Old Time Chautauqua — jugglers, clowns, acrobats and aerialists… Continue reading

Car cruise dampened, but not riders’ spirits

PORT TOWNSEND — What was supposed to be the Mystery Classic Car Cruise turned out to be the "Misty" car cruise instead. But the destination … Continue reading

Performance troupe tests the water, then gives preview of performance

PORT TOWNSEND — The dress rehearsal went well. No one fell overboard. But that wasn't Stephen Bent's greatest worry. "I'm afraid that when we're loading… Continue reading

Puget Sound church lends helping hands in Port Townsend

PORT TOWNSEND — They arrived a week ago Sunday, a crew of 72 people, including an architect, an engineer, contractors, roofers, electricians and landscapers. They… Continue reading

Victorian Festival ailing, but not out, organizers say

PORT TOWNSEND — Organizers are considering ways to continue the Victorian Festival, a celebration of Port Townsend's heritage, now in its 12th year. Streamline the… Continue reading

Group helps fight obstructive sleep apnea

CAPE GEORGE — In Bill Woolf's home, the bedroom has floor-to-ceiling windows that look out on a forest of stately cedars. Deer walk along the… Continue reading