Jennifer Jackson

TRIP OF THE WEEK: Fort Worden hosts military vehicles large and small at encampment this weekend

PORT TOWNSEND — They are literally hands-on history, vehicles to the past that carry the observer back in time. And they are coming to a… Continue reading

Future of historical Commanding Officer’s Quarters at Fort Worden under study

PORT TOWNSEND — On May 16, Bill Conklin sent out a letter to members of the Commanding Officer's Quarters Heritage Group. In the letter, Conklin… Continue reading

This Model A surprise fits him to a T

MARROWSTONE ISLAND — Jake Johnson spent months planning a big surprise party for his father's 87th birthday. He also spent thousands of dollars on the… Continue reading

Swing into yesteryear at Fort Worden on Friday

PORT TOWNSEND — The weather may have cooled down, but the music is heating up at Fort Worden State Park as the Northwest Big Band… Continue reading

AAUW chapter in PT named ‘platinum’ group

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend American Association of University Women — already the largest AAUW branch in the state — has been named one… Continue reading

Students give Ichikawa visitors warm welcome

PORT TOWNSEND — Konichiwa. Arigato. Tomodachi. The Japanese words for welcome, thank you, and friend were heard frequently in the halls of Mountain View Elementary… Continue reading

PT boating season opens with a parade

PORT TOWNSEND — How do you declare that boating season is officially open? You invite everyone in town who has access to a boat to… Continue reading

Scouts hold Freedom Camporee

MARROWSTONE ISLAND — They followed a compass course, lashed a flag pole, learned about the fur trade and were quizzed on the Constitution. They even… Continue reading

Grange turns 90, expands support for food growers

CHIMACUM — When O.C. Musgrove founded the Chimacum Grange in 1918, the United States was entering a time of transition. Where once people lived on… Continue reading

Native American Sunday brings message home

PORT TOWNSEND — When Terri McCullough was growing up, she sometimes overhead conversations she wasn't meant to hear. With the Boldt Decision creating discord in… Continue reading

Jefferson County plans first e-waste collection event

PORT TOWNSEND — Bring them your tired, your broken, your unwanted appliances yearning to be recycled. But not the refrigerator. On the Saturday of Earth… Continue reading

Panel moves to give Indian Island County Park more identity

PORT HADLOCK — Peace Park? Lions Club Park? Second Beach? To different people, parts of the two-mile strip of land along the south shore of… Continue reading

Legion transfers deed to park so that log cabin can rise again

PORT TOWNSEND — With the signing of names on a document, the resurrection of a log cabin for local Scouts is one step closer to… Continue reading

In the footsteps of Betty MacDonald: New owners take on rural life with Egg and I Farm

CHIMACUM — If you had asked Phil Vogelzang a year ago if he'd ever heard of Betty MacDonald, he'd have said no. Ma and Pa… Continue reading

Friends of parks spring into being

QUILCENE — It's a daunting job for one person, going out to a rural property in the spring and setting everything to rights after the… Continue reading

Blended family tree branches to Port Townsend

PORT TOWNSEND — Seven years ago, Joleen Siyaka packed up the car and her four children and drove to Sisseton, S.D., to see her father.… Continue reading

Woodworking school sets up shop at Fort Worden landmark building

PORT TOWNSEND — The Old Power House at Fort Worden State Park is again creating a buzz — but now it's caused by woodworking rather… Continue reading

Historians seek information about unusual stage backdrop

PORT TOWNSEND — The colors are still bright and the letters as sharp as the day they were painted. But when that day was —… Continue reading

Port Townsend Community Read to cross Islamic cultural barriers

PORT TOWNSEND — In T.C. Boyle's 1990 novel, East is East, the reader is introduced to the central character, Hiro Tanaka, in the water. Tanaka,… Continue reading

Pews in the courthouse? Aging courtroom chairs to be replaced

PORT TOWNSEND — They have been silent witnesses to courtroom dramas for more than a half-century. Now, the chairs in the Jefferson County Courthouse courtroom… Continue reading