Jennifer Jackson

Port Townsend: Rhododendron Festival selects senior royalty

PORT TOWNSEND -- In 1948, Bob Helander, then a senior at Port Townsend High School, dated a girl who was a candidate for Rhododendron Festival… Continue reading

Port Townsend: It’s a wrap; Movie Makers finish “The Courthouse”

PORT TOWNSEND -- It is 8:30 a.m. Friday and the upstairs lounge of the Silverwater Cafe is already hopping. Behind the bar, the bartender is… Continue reading

PT’s Old City Hall renovation in final phases

PORT TOWNSEND -- For almost a year, it has been under assault. The cracks in its skin have been scraped and patched. Its arteries have… Continue reading

American Legion starts drive to restore building as community hub

PORT TOWNSEND -- A theater and concert hall with state-of-the-art lighting and sound. A meeting space that seats 450 people. A community kitchen, indoor/outdoor space… Continue reading

Rhododendron Court emerges: A touch of class

PORT TOWNSEND -- Four young women are in the running for Rhododendron Festival queen this year, but at the March 18 coronation ceremony, all four… Continue reading

Chimacum hosts regional Science Olympiad

CHIMACUM -- Like filings to a magnet, science-savy students were drawn to Chimacum High School on Saturday to compete in the third annual Invitational Science… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Orthodox Christians send out blessings on the waters in PT

PORT TOWNSEND -- White-laced waves swirl up onto the sloping sand, each one venturing a little higher, as a dozen people gather on the beach… Continue reading

Peninsula: Residents organize gear collection for Pakistan

PORT TOWNSEND -- Two weeks ago, Joanie Beldin heard on the radio that people in Seattle were collecting outdoor gear to send to quake-ravaged Pakistan… Continue reading

Port Townsend: New Year’s brunch raises funds for hurricane relief, food bank

PORT TOWNSEND -- A community brunch on New Year's Day raised $2,547 to help rebuild a hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast town and fight hunger at home.… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Mississippi town residents praise sister city efforts

PORT TOWNSEND -- Since Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast four months ago, Mike Cuevas has had very little comfort in her life. A lifelong… Continue reading

Party celebrates second wind for musician, flattened horn

PORT TOWNSEND -- All of Rex Rice's musician friends know he likes to play practical jokes. So when Rice, who leads a jazz group, showed… Continue reading

Port Townsend: New Year’s Day brunch to aid sister city

PORT TOWNSEND -- In Scotland, it's considered good luck for a red-headed person to cross your threshold first on New Year's Day. In Mexico, wearing… Continue reading

Fire sparks flood of giving for Quilcene artist

QUILCENE -- On Sunday afternoon, Anne St. Aubin got in her truck and drove down the road to feed the cows and dog at her… Continue reading

Jefferson: Researchers seek help tracking orcas in winter

PORT TOWNSEND -- From May to September, they frolic in the salty brine or chase salmon in the San Juans while entertaining flocks of tourists.… Continue reading

AAUW names two “Women of Excellence”

PORT TOWNSEND -- In an unprecedented move, the Port Townsend chapter of the American Association of University Women chose two women to honor Saturday with… Continue reading

Jefferson: Latino community celebrates Lady of Guadalupe

PORT TOWNSEND -- It was only a year ago that priests started visiting her town on a weekly basis to say Mass in Rosa Escalera's… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Catnip cookies and Reiki massage:

PORT TOWNSEND -- Cats actually like greens. Reiki massage can help older cats and dogs deal with aches and pains. The scent of lavender can… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Movie “The Courthouse”” to begin production

PORT TOWNSEND -- Filming of "The Courthouse," a movie being produced by a group of local filmmakers, begins Tuesday at the Jefferson County Courthouse. Producer… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Services set for former principal, Citizen of the Year Earl

PORT TOWNSEND -- Memorial services for George S. Earl, retired principal of the local elementary school and the 2004 Port Townsend Citizen of the Year,… Continue reading

Muralist widens exposure for Port Townsend Victorian Festival

PORT TOWNSEND -- Union Wharf is jammed with boxy warehouses. The Bell Tower stands alone on a barren bluff. Church spires surround the two-story, wood-frame… Continue reading