Jennifer Jackson

Quilcene minister answers call to Northwest

QUILCENE -— It all started at a Rotary auction. What followed — the detour, the bicycle trip, the "a-ha" moment, the accident — changed the… Continue reading

Rhody Queen competitors are friends first

PORT TOWNSEND — The theme of this year's Rhododendron Festival is "Happily Ever After," but it might as well be "Friendship." That's what the three… Continue reading

Chimacum postmaster steps down

CHIMACUM - In 1986, Irene Gould, a clerk at the Sequim Post Office, completed her postmaster training. Offered a job in either Chimacum or Quilcene,… Continue reading

New Boiler Room leadership’s cup runneth over in ideas, energy for teen cafe

PORT TOWNSEND - Less than a year after she moved to town, Gigi Callaizakis saw an ad in the newspaper that caught her attention. Olympic… Continue reading

Peninsula promoter has innovative takes on tourism

PORT HADLOCK - The year 1982 was a milestone in Dan Youra's career - that's the year he made his first map to show tourists… Continue reading

Piano playing, preaching and chicken pulling: Jessie turns 100 today

PORT TOWNSEND - She came into this world a century ago, just before Christmas, on her grandparent's farm in Minnesota. The event was shadowed by… Continue reading

Interim passenger ferry makes inaugural run between Port Townsend, Keystone

PORT TOWNSEND - They have been working hard since Thanksgiving Day, and into the night - learning the ropes, getting used to the controls, practicing,… Continue reading

PT community theater expands next door

PORT TOWNSEND - The Key City Players will start its 50th anniversary year with a present for theater patrons - more seats and a real… Continue reading

Snohomish couple buys PT’s Harborside Inn

PORT TOWNSEND - A couple who emigrated to America and worked their way up to owning their own business has purchased the Harborside Inn for… Continue reading

Opera with Placido Domingo conducting coming to Peninsula — sort of

PORT TOWNSEND - It is a half-hour before the performance, and the hall of the Metropolitan Opera in New York is filled with the sound… Continue reading

Recounting the air miles: Memorial keeps Peninsula air history alive

PORT TOWNSEND — Seventeen years ago, George Capriotti made a historic flight. Taking off on the old runway at Jefferson County International Airport, Capriotti circled… Continue reading

Port Townsend garden’s fall colors touted in magazine

PORT TOWNSEND - Although it's on a busy street, it is hidden from view, blocked by a high hedge from the glances of passing pedestrians… Continue reading

Port Townsend maritime center director steers course for education

PORT TOWNSEND - "Now, my men, we have begun a long voyage. If we get along well together, we shall have a comfortable time. "If… Continue reading

Stoneware holds family, local history for descendant of Lofall pioneers

LOFALL — The classified ad, tucked away in the back pages of the Peninsula Daily News, was intriguing. “Do you have any old items like… Continue reading

Bingo for Books: Tavern regulars shell out for library

PORT TOWNSEND - It is a warm summer night, and the tavern door is propped open. Inside, people are sitting on vinyl-topped stools around the… Continue reading

Farm animals seized in cruelty case wearing out their welcome

QUILCENE - The guests arrived in trailers and trucks in April. All were in poor shape - their bodies emaciated, their coats riddled with parasites.… Continue reading

Walker, 63, plans not to stop for 24 hours of Relay for Life

PORT TOWNSEND - It was a moment that comes along once in a blue moon. It was 4 a.m. and Ray Grier was walking around… Continue reading

Eagle Scout’s project will be resurrected log Scout House

PORT TOWNSEND - When he was in the fifth grade, Cody Craig was invited by a friend, Ryan Peil, to attend a meeting of Peil's… Continue reading

Jazz camp to be reborn at Camp David Jr.

PORT ANGELES - In 1926, a jazz musician named Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong recorded his first big hit. "Heebie Jeebies" sold 40,000 copies and popularized scat… Continue reading

Port Townsend pigs shine at Seattle reception

SEATTLE - Port Townsend's Sophie the Merpig was the center of attention, but was outshone by her litter mate, Piglit. Last Friday, 100 Pigs on… Continue reading