Jennifer Jackson


PORT HADLOCK -- When Dan Beary walks forward to receive his Eagle Scout medal, he won't have to look far to see the project he… Continue reading

Asian-American poet finds wisdom in fortune cookies

PORT TOWNSEND -- You are about to embark on a long voyage . . . . That message, one of the pithy predictions found when… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Amateur sleuths trying to solve Victorian Days mystery

PORT TOWNSEND -- Amateur sleuths seeking information about a missing San Francisco liquor salesman are pounding the downtown pavement this weekend looking for clues to… Continue reading

Sea dogs take to water in test of skills

PORT TOWNSEND -- It was a dog day Saturday for 10 skippers and their crews --canine and human -- participating in the Sea Dogs Challenge… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Life-long friends join Marines

PORT TOWNSEND -- Once a week for five years, James DeLeo and Jeff Short stood shoulder to shoulder, raised their right hand and repeated the… Continue reading

Rhody royalty to be crowned March 22

PORT TOWNSEND -- The 2003 Rhododendron Festival queen and court, senior king and queen, and six junior royalty members will be crowned March 22 at… Continue reading

Cougar sightings bring alert at Fort Worden

PORT TOWNSEND -- A cougar alert has been issued at Fort Worden State Park, warning visitors to use caution when camping or hiking, especially with… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Blue Heron students get their day in court

PORT TOWNSEND -- Every year, Blue Heron Middle School teachers bring the eighth-grade to Jefferson County Courthouse to observe local government. This year, one student… Continue reading

Keeping an eye on eagles

PORT TOWNSEND -- Every morning for the past seven years, Bob Capener has put on his jacket and cap, picked up his binoculars and driven… Continue reading

Marrowstone Island vet heads for Iditarod

MARROWSTONE ISLAND -- Every year when Vern Starks packs his bags for his spring vacation, he worries that the temperature will be too warm. "I… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Pink flamingo purloined from public school

PORT TOWNSEND -- Students at Mountain View Elementary will be wearing pink today in memory of Pinkey, a popular figure on the school campus who… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Craftsman’s legacy lives on in music

PORT TOWNSEND --When Marge Olson was a girl growing up in Seattle, she received a special gift from her grandfather in California -- a small… Continue reading

Centrum faces funding cuts for arts education, music festivals

PORT TOWNSEND -- The largest non-profit arts and education agency on the North Olympic Peninsula is facing the loss of all state support for its… Continue reading


PORT TOWNSEND -- In 2002, more than 700 high school, junior high and elementary school students came from around the state for intensive workshops in… Continue reading

Jefferson: Railroad buffs take model trains to the past

PORT TOWNSEND -- Every Wednesday night, the Port Townsend Southern Railroad makes it weekly run, rolling past a town, chugging through mountain tunnels and curving… Continue reading

Port Townsend group opens hearts to the homeless

PORT TOWNSEND -- When Stephen Grubal died of exposure in a city park last November, his death woke the community to a problem that had… Continue reading

Port Hadlock: Christmas comes for fire victims

PORT HADLOCK -- The six children whose new toys were destroyed in an apartment complex fire Monday were treated to Christmas again Thursday. Veterans of… Continue reading

Port Townsend: Historical church organ gets face lift

PORT TOWNSEND -- Easter is the most joyous holiday in the Christian calendar. But for this year's Christmas Eve services, the organist at First Presbyterian… Continue reading

Network forming for low-income working women

PORT TOWNSEND -- When Ruth Merryman and Anne Schneider started a clothing bank for low-income women seeking jobs three years ago, the same question kept… Continue reading

Peninsula man embodies the spirit of St. Nick

KALA POINT -- When Vincent Verneuil travels during the winter holiday season and catches children looking at him, he knows what they're thinking. "They want… Continue reading