Jennifer Jackson

Port Townsend: Gatheringplace artists gain public acclaim

PORT TOWNSEND -- Three years ago, Craig Rogers started taking art classes after physical problems forced him to close his landscaping business. Today, he is… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Chance encounter leads to community drive for Iraqi children

PORT TOWNSEND -- When Carrie Pierce entered the Union Street Grill in Seattle, she didn't know that a chance encounter would lead to an opportunity… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Poetry reading marks anniversary of literary protest

PORT TOWNSEND -- On Feb. 1, 2003, Doris Thurston got up before dawn to call the White House and express her disappointment that a poetry… Continue reading

Carried away with words: – Storytelling transports students to world of imagination

PORT TOWNSEND --When 10-year-old Pan Greenwood gets up in front of the class to speak, he has a hard time finding the words to begin.… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Friends, colleagues recall judge’s humor, compassion

PORT TOWNSEND -- Community members, co-workers and colleagues gathered Saturday to mark the passing of Jefferson County Superior Court Judge Tom Majhan in the way… Continue reading

Rhody Festival queen candidates make debut

PORT TOWNSEND -- In the fall of 2000, they started high school together. This spring, they will compete against each other for a crown. "We… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Rep. Dicks fields questions from peace activists, others in PT session

PORT TOWNSEND -- Norm Dicks came to town Saturday at the request of the Port Townsend Peace Movement. But the war in Iraq was only… Continue reading

Jefferson: Superior Court Judge Majhan dies

PORT TOWNSEND -- Superior Court Judge Thomas J. Majhan died Sunday afternoon at Harrison Memorial Hospital in Bremerton after a brief struggle with cancer. "It's… Continue reading

Mapping the route to a healthier Jefferson County

PORT TOWNSEND -- It is Thursday afternoon, and Jean Baldwin, director of Health and Human Services for Jefferson County, is sitting in her office in… Continue reading

Jefferson: Dapper frog debuts as fair mascot

PORT TOWNSEND --Contrary to Kermit's song, it's easy being green. At least, that's what members of the Jefferson County Fair Board believe. "We decided on… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Composer draws inspiration from local community

KALA POINT -- When Karl Bach moved to Port Townsend three years ago, he had never written a note of music. Today, he has five… Continue reading

Port Townsend mail carrier hanging up his mailbag today after 35 years

PORT TOWNSEND -- In the course of his 35-year career, Mike Marson has traveled more than 200,000 miles, most of it in a small circle.… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Aldrich’s gone, but gingerbread contest goes on

PORT TOWNSEND -- Aldrich's may be gone, but an Aldrich tradition -- the annual gingerbread contest -- continued this year, attracting 21 entries in three… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Singing paratrooper returns from Iraq

PORT TOWNSEND -- Instead of a stage, there was sand. Instead of spotlights, there were palm trees. And the audience was holding automatic weapons. But… Continue reading

Discovery Bay: Mute dementia victim smiles again by seeing … Mrs. Santa Claus

PORT TOWNSEND -- On Christmas Eve, Frieda Simcoe got a visit from a very special person that brought a smile to her face and those… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Firefighters moved by boy, 5, with heart of charity

PORT TOWNSEND -- Daniel Wake is only 5 years old, but he already understands the true spirit of Christmas. Last December, Daniel received a present… Continue reading

Olympic hopes shine bright for Peninsula athlete

PORT TOWNSEND -- When the 2004 Olympics start in Athens on Aug. 15, members of the Port Townsend Rowing Club hope to cheer on a… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Volunteer firefighters maintain spirit of community service through trying times

PORT TOWNSEND -- In February, one of their own was fired, setting off a four-month conflict that resulted in a resignation. In August, a fire… Continue reading

Marrowstone: PUD chooses compromise assessment method for water system

MARROWSTONE ISLAND -- Jefferson County Public Utility District commissioners appeared to appease both sides in the island's ongoing water controversy by choosing a preliminary assessment… Continue reading

Children gather ’round to hear story of real St. Nick

PORT TOWNSEND -- Children who gathered at the Port Townsend Public Library learned that, yes, there is a Santa Claus. "We consider it gift from… Continue reading