Jennifer Jackson

Student-run enterprises blooming under Gates grant program

QUILCENE -- Using three-dimensional geographic software to map residences for the fire department. Selling seafood to markets all over the world. Starting a custom sewing… Continue reading

Slightly choppy seas can’t deter deter annual visit of Santa Claus in Port Townsend

PORT TOWNSEND -- Despite having to take a substitute boat, Santa Claus arrived right on time Saturday night to the relief of hundreds of children… Continue reading

Shining star to deliver Santa to Port Townsend on Saturday

PORT TOWNSEND -- Thanks to a guiding star, Santa Claus will arrive at 4:30 as scheduled Saturday afternoon. But instead of sailing across Port Townsend… Continue reading

Soldier from Iraq returning today to say thanks to Port Townsend

PORT TOWNSEND -- Chris Loverro, the Army reserve staff sergeant who started two humanitarian aide projects during his tour in Iraq, returns to Port Townsend… Continue reading

Quilcene: Music Man turns scrap logs into scholarships

QUILCENE -- On Christmas Eve, Santa loads his sleigh and hitches up his reindeer, who fly around the world to bring gifts to good girls… Continue reading

Port Townsend: “An Officer and a Gentleman” reunion

PORT TOWNSEND -- The dance band is pretending to play in the USO scene. The dialogue at Point Hudson is dubbed because the actors walking… Continue reading

Habitat for Humanity homes dedicated in Jefferson County

PORT TOWNSEND -- With prayers, presents and blessings, two Habitat for Humanity houses were dedicated Sunday and stand ready to receive their new families. "We… Continue reading

Museum planned to house mementos of Fort Worden history

PORT TOWNSEND -- For the men of the 369th Engineer Amphibious Support Regiment, the years they spent together during the Korean War created a bond… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Divine K9s fashion show, contest draw 100 dog lovers and their pets

PORT TOWNSEND -- Milo might not have won any prizes at the Divine K9 contest Saturday, but to owner Tanya Matosich, he's a winner. "It's… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Private middle, high school mulled

PORT TOWNSEND -- A proposal to create a private middle school and high school has been raised by interested parents, who are holding two public… Continue reading

“Caspers and Wendys” in southern Jefferson County

QUILCENE -- Step across the threshold of the Quilcene Hotel and you'll find a place that radiates life and warmth. Bright-colored quilts hang on the… Continue reading

Inspiration for Port Townsend-area campaign for Iraqi children back from war front

PORT TOWNSEND -- It was a reunion Wednesday for an effort that spanned halfway around the world. Chris Loverro, the Army Reserve staff sergeant whose… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Democrats reign in the rain

PORT TOWNSEND -- The rain tried to put a damper on the Democrats' pre-election rally Sunday at Memorial Field, but the die-hards went away with… Continue reading

Quilcene: 32 acres being transformed into animal haven

QUILCENE -- When she was a little girl, Sara Peterman was always bringing home animals that were lost or injured. Now, with the help of… Continue reading

Kinetic Skulpture racers bound for glory

PORT TOWNSEND -- Exhibiting a "kan-do" spirit, racers persevered through surf, sand and a sea of sticky mud to finish the Great Port Townsend Bay… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Orthodox Church takes first step toward multi-ethnic festival

PORT TOWNSEND -- When Father Nicholas Kime traveled with his family to Greece last summer, he knew they would be going to Orthodox churches and… Continue reading

“Paradise” found: Release of long-lost recordings provides key to jazz singer’s past

PORT TOWNSEND -- In her home overlooking Port Townsend Bay, Didi Pierce is waiting to hear if her collection of jazz songs, "Paradise," has been… Continue reading

Port Townsend braces for kinetic silliness

PORT TOWNSEND -- The Kinetic Medics are greasing their gears. The Loch Nutz Monsta has new wheels. And Henry Ford is ready to surf as… Continue reading

First Dinghy Festival sets sail in Port Hadlock; “pirates” find buried treasures

PORT HADLOCK -- Bold pirates, buried treasure, gold coins and lots of swords -- the foil-covered kind -- brightened up the beach of "Lowest Hadlock"… Continue reading

Port Townsend: German love story, giant clam place first in Film Festival

PORT TOWNSEND -- A movie set in the bowels of a German airport and a documentary set in the sand took first place Sunday as… Continue reading