Jennifer Jackson

Jefferson: Dixieland band jazzes it up for music students

CHIMACUM -- On a cool November morning, the band room at Chimacum High School is a far cry from the overheated air of Preservation Hall… Continue reading

Hallowing the Departed: Scouts revive rural cemetery

CENTER -- Every year, usually before a holiday, the families arrive. In the spring, they bring clippers and cut back the brush, or pull weeds… Continue reading

Stroke forum to address community concerns

PORT LUDLOW -- Two and a half weeks ago, Dotty Christensen was attending a Thursday night prayer meeting at the Door of Grace Church on… Continue reading

Community reaches out to Mississippi coastal city

PORT TOWNSEND -- Imagine that you live in a small town on a bay. Art galleries and small shops fill the downtown business district. Historic… Continue reading

Mad Hatters Tea raises funds for mammograms

SEQUIM -- There were feathers and flowers, fun fur and faux fowl, fall leaves and frogs. And in the case of Claudia Eklund, a fish.… Continue reading

Kinetic Race runs shorter course, still long on fun

PORT TOWNSEND -- They got stuck in traffic, stuck in the mud and broke a lever during the pre-race trials. And one of the pilots… Continue reading

Kinetic Skulpture Race gets moving this weekend

PORT TOWNSEND -- Only in America does a pizza get to your house faster than an ambulance. Only in America do people order a double… Continue reading

The envelope, please . . . – Winners named at PT film fest

PORT TOWNSEND -- A documentary that brings to light the harsh life of child mine workers and a comedy that breaks through the crust of… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Habitat family home for the holidays

PORT TOWNSEND -- Halloween is just around the corner, with Thanksgiving and Christmas, and all the preparation that goes into them, not far behind. But… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Residents make AIDS walk a success

PORT TOWNSEND -- Albert Hernandez can give you two good reasons why Sunday's AIDS walk is so important. One, the man who was living in… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Homes Tour highlights family heritage

PORT TOWNSEND -- When Helen Gunn wants to remember what Port Townsend was like when her grandparents were young, she doesn't have to visit the… Continue reading

Jefferson: 9/11 memorial ceremony honors fallen comrades

PENINSULA DAILY NEWS PORT TOWNSEND -- Firefighters, police officers and regular citizens gathered Sunday to observe the fourth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Former residents recount struggle to escape flooded home

PORT TOWNSEND -- For the past two decades, William Ayers has focused on creating a solid life for himself and his family. One of his… Continue reading

Bio-buses on the road to disaster areas

PORT TOWNSEND -- Fueled by vegetable oil and enthusiasm, two converted buses loaded with supplies and volunteers left town Wednesday for the storm-ravaged Gulf Coast.… Continue reading

City Hall restoration gets $50,000 anonymous grant

PORT TOWNSEND -- The Jefferson County Historical Society has received an anonymous $50,000 donation to help restore old City Hall. "We're very pleased that the… Continue reading

Clam rancher partners with nature

CAPE GEORGE -- "Go, Geoducks, go, through the mud and the sand, let's go!" Peter Downey admits he does not know all the words to… Continue reading

Community rallies for former residents uprooted by storm

PORT TOWNSEND -- Last Friday, watching pictures of the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina that saturated the airwaves, Jordan Smith and her sister-in-law, Erin McNamara,… Continue reading

Descendant of Quilcene pioneer family trying to revive heritage

QUILCENE -- On July 4, 1871, Sarah Such gave birth to a son, the first Caucasian baby born in the frontier town of Tacoma. In… Continue reading

Jefferson: Snohomish powwow draws tribal family together

MARROWSTONE ISLAND -- For thousands of summers, their ancestors traveled over the water to these beaches to fish for salmon, dig clams and celebrate the… Continue reading

Classic rockers move Jefferson County Fair

PORT TOWNSEND -- In 1965, the Kingsmen were the No. 1 touring band in the United States. Forty years later, the Northwest garage band made… Continue reading