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Nominations encouraged for 2019 Jefferson County Heart of Service award  Peninsula Daily News

NOW IS THE TIME to nominate your local hero. We are looking for people who make a difference in Jefferson County, individuals who have made our ...



Combatting depression with spin at PTHS  Port Townsend Leader

An estimated 3.1 million adolescents between ages 12 and 17 have had at least one major depressive episode, according to a 2016 National Institute of Mental ...



PTHS Scholarship Foundation calls for higher-ed applicants  Port Townsend Leader

Graduates of Port Townsend High School who have completed one year or more in an undergraduate, tech or certificated program, and have a GPA of 3.0 or ...



Strike creates one-week delay for new elementary school in Port Townsend  Peninsula Daily News

PORT TOWNSEND — The 480 students anticipating the first day of classes at the new Salish Coast Elementary School will have to wait until Sept. 11, one week ...



PTHS crowns royalty for Homecoming  Port Townsend Leader

While the Port Townsend High School Homecoming Assembly Sept. 21saw the senior class predictably sweeping almost all the competition categories, they ...



PTHS grad delights as orchestra guest  Port Townsend Leader

Audiences received more than what they were promised when renowned violist Matthew Daline, a former Port Townsend High School student, presented an ...



Tracking trends in school enrollments  Port Townsend Leader

When it comes to student enrollment, Port Townsend and Brinnon are on a continued upswing, Quilcene is experiencing a slight decline, and Chimacum is ...



Salish Coast plans for 5-day delay  Port Townsend Leader

If the Port Townsend School District's plans work out, the start of school at Salish Coast Elementary shouldn't be delayed by more than five days, and with any ...



Love in its many forms  Port Townsend Leader

The Port Townsend High School Players are hitting the stage to open 'Almost, Maine' this weekend. The nine actors and a handful of stage crew members have ...



Former SOS owner dies in crash  Port Townsend Leader

The man killed Dec. 17 in a single-vehicle collision with a tree on South Discovery Road has been identified by the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office as Dan ...



Shakespeare in the desert at PT high school  Port Townsend Leader

William Shakespeare meets the American West in Port Townsend High School's production of “As You Like It,” which opens this week. The play also is a finale ...



New Blue Heron principal meets with school parents  Port Townsend Leader

Theresa Campbell, the interim principal for Blue Heron Middle School and the OCEAN Parent Partnership Program for the 2018-2019 school year, met with ...



PTHS students gather to honor Florida shooting victims  Port Townsend Leader

At least 165 Port Townsend High School students walked out of their school and down to the nearby ballfield to form a giant peace symbol in a demonstration of ...



Construction, jetty and election among 2018 highlights  Port Townsend Leader

Each week, the Port Townsend & Jefferson County Leader provides a digest of news, features and sports. Here is our monthly recap in a monthly time-capsule ...



PT track and field shows 'promising start' to season  Port Townsend Leader

Returning athletes improve on last year's bests The Port Townsend High School track and field teams opened their season Saturday, March 17 at the Seattle ...



PTHS, CHS announce 1st semester honor rolls  Port Townsend Leader

PORT TOWNSEND HIGH SCHOOL Port Townsend High School has announced its first semester honor roll. Students named to the honor roll have achieved a ...



PT softball player switches to hardball  Port Townsend Leader

She may be the only girl on the field, but as far as Port Townsend High School senior Jordyn King is concerned, “I'm just another player out there.” King's career ...



Review: 'As You Like It' is a joyful high school production full of song, dance  Port Townsend Leader

A solitary young man saunters on stage, playing the fiddle. Through the audience ambles another young musician, also playing a stringed instrument. Soon ...



First Night 2018 celebration to welcome new year in Port Townsend  Peninsula Daily News

PORT TOWNSEND — Port Townsend's First Night year-end festival of arts and entertainment will celebrate with square dancing, film, live theater as well as live ...



PT Mock Trial team places ninth at state  Port Townsend Leader

The Port Townsend High School Mock Trial team recently returned from the Washington State YMCA Youth and Government 2018 Mock Trial Case in Olympia, ...



Former Jefferson County leader dies: Johnson remembered as politician, environmentalist, poet  Peninsula Daily News

PORT TOWNSEND — Former Jefferson County commission chairman Phil Johnson died Tuesday morning of complications of Parkinson's Disease.



PT Mini Maker Fair showcases initiative spirit  Port Townsend Leader

As the Great Port Townsend Kinetic Sculpture Race proceeded through the rest of town, the Cotton Building was abuzz with its own creative energy.The Port ...



Redhawks' Parcher plays in All-Star Game  Port Townsend Leader

Port Townsend High School basketball player Kaiden Parcher was chosen to play in the 2018 West Sound Senior All-Star Game, which took place at Olympic ...



Two student groups, 2 productions of Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night'  Port Townsend Leader

Productions of Shakespeare plays are the thing this month. While students at Port Townsend High School are presenting “As You Like It,” two other Jefferson ...



PT track and field debuts 300-meter hurdlers  Port Townsend Leader

The Port Townsend High School track and field team witnessed the debut of a few new features at its April 13 home meet at Blue Heron Middle School.



County teens honored for leadership: 10 receive Majhan awards  Port Townsend Leader

Ten Jefferson County teens were honored by the Port Townsend Elks Club for their outstanding leadership and community *service* in 2017. Each teen received ...



Back home, back to Bruch  Port Townsend Leader

Larissa Freier remembers being dragged “kicking and screaming” to her violin lessons. “I didn't love it at first,” the Port Townsend native said, laughing. Freier ...



Port Townsend High School alumni gather for 119th year  Port Townsend Leader

The 119th annual Port Townsend High School Alumni Association Banquet was staged June 11, 2016 at the Port Townsend Elks Lodge 317. The two oldest ...



PTHS grad wins world championship for Pinto horses  Port Townsend Leader

A Port Townsend High School alum not only made it to this year's Pinto World Championship Show, but was also named a world champion in horse ...



Roboctopi unveil this year's robot  Port Townsend Leader

Editor's Note: Team Captain Max Morningstar is a student at West Sound Academy. The print version incorrectly stated where he went to school. The Port ...



SOS Printing closes its doors  Port Townsend Leader

The sudden closure of SOS Printing came as a surprise to Port Townsend and Jefferson County communities when owner Dan Huntingford, after being ...



Orchestra students working together, raising funds for trip  Port Townsend Leader

Fifty Port Townsend High School Orchestra students are looking forward to performing at Disneyland and participating in educational musical experiences in Los ...



Grant Street Elementary students say farewell to school building  Peninsula Daily News

PORT TOWNSEND — Port Townsend students have ended the school year with memories, hugs and tears of leaving their classmates behind until September ...



Storytellers to visit Centrum workshop  Port Townsend Leader

Donna Washington, an internationally known and multi-award-winning storyteller, will be a featured guest faculty member next week for Centrum's inaugural ...



Two PTHS teams qualify for state mock trial  Port Townsend Leader

The Port Townsend High School Mock Trial Team is sending both of its squads to the Washington State YMCA Mock Trial Competition in Olympia on March ...



Port Townsend High School Mock Trial team 11th at state  Port Townsend Leader

The Port Townsend High School Mock Trial Team took 11th place in last weekend's state competition, winning two out of its four trials. The varsity PTHS Mock ...



Lincoln School added to National Register  Port Townsend Leader

The old Lincoln School building, located on the Port Townsend High School campus, has officially been listed on the National Register of Historic Places.



Ninth-graders Kisler, O'Donnell serve as pages  Port Townsend Leader

Port Townsend High School ninth-graders River Kisler and Finnegan O'Donnell recently served as pages in the Washington State Senate and Washington State ...



Port Townsend High School teacher arrested, accused of threatening to kill principal  KOMO News

PORT TOWNSEND, Wash. -- A Port Townsend High School teacher is accused of barging into the school and threatening to kill his principal, even though he is ...



Student-run Mini Maker Fair returns to PT  Port Townsend Leader

For the fourth year in a row, enthusiasts for science, technology, engineering and math can take the pulse of what's going on with those subjects in the Peninsula ...



Adult soccer league starts up in Port Townsend  Port Townsend Leader

Nate Land has played soccer since he was a kid, and he sees no need for folks to give up the sport as they grow up.Land has already spent the past three years ...



Heilig hired as Port Townsend High School football coach  Port Townsend Leader

Alex Heilig made a good first impression by coming to his job interview with a binder marked 'Redhawks football' that was full of details on how he would ...



Daline to open orchestra season  Port Townsend Leader

Audience members at Port Townsend Community Orchestra's first concert of the season may recognize a familiar face among the other talented musicians.



PT boys, Chimacum girls secure traveling trophies  Port Townsend Leader

Port Townsend senior Cole Crawford scored 10 of his game-high 23 points in the fourth quarter, including a pair of 3-pointers, and the Redhawks pulled away ...



Jefferson County Heart of Service awards presented to dedicated volunteers  Peninsula Daily News

PORT TOWNSEND — The 13th Annual Heart of *Service* Awards were presented to seven community members, including four Port Townsend High School ...



PT school district considers security camera policy  Port Townsend Leader

Where school security cameras may be located, who is allowed access to video recordings and how long recordings are kept are a few of the issues that are to ...



In the arts  Port Townsend Leader

Square dance gives last do-si-do of season May 12 Quimper Grange host its last square dance of the season at 8 p.m. May 12. Port Townsend's Ferry Hoppers, ...



'The show must go on'  Port Townsend Leader

The show must go on. It is a maxim Joan O'Meara would always use at some point during her decades spent teaching dance and putting on shows in Port ...



Lincoln School: To save or not to save  Port Townsend Leader

The Lincoln School building on the Port Townsend High School campus has been nominated to be included on the National Register of Historic Places. School ...



PTHS grad sets sights on district court  Port Townsend Leader

Port Townsend attorney Noah Harrison, who can trace his involvement in law to Port Townsend High School, where he played an attorney in a mock trial contest ...



PT swim team posts best times at divisional meet  Port Townsend Leader

The Port Townsend High School Redhawk swimmers enjoyed what coach Peter Braden deemed another successful meet at the Olympic League divisional ...



Recycling truck temporarily out of service  Port Townsend Leader

A DM Disposal recycling collection truck that has been out of *service* for the past few weeks in Port Townsend is expected to have replacement parts available ...



Looking back: June 7, 2017  Port Townsend Leader

110 years ago (1907) “Local fleas will be required to submit to thorough examination according to the marine hospital *service*, which is seeking scientific ...



New PT athletic director is PT alum  Port Townsend Leader

Lysa Falge graduated from Port Townsend High School (PTHS) 32 years ago and began working as its assistant athletic director three years ago, but this is the ...



PTHS golf competes at state  Port Townsend Leader

Port Townsend High School's golf team made it to the state tourneys, even if the team's coach found himself being asked to be in two places at once. Both the ...



Port Townsend woman killed in Brinnon wreck  Peninsula Daily News

BRINNON — A 72-year-old Port Townsend woman driving northbound on U.S. Highway 101 died Sunday afternoon after an Oregon driver traveling southbound ...



CRUSH IN THE SLUSH: PT boys open strong, then falter  Port Townsend Leader

Although Dec. 29 marked the first night of the annual Crush in the Slush tournament for the Port Townsend High School boys' basketball team, coach Tom ...



PTHS swim team wins state academic championship  Port Townsend Leader

State champions” has a nice ring to it, whether the title is earned in athletic competition, or academically in the classroom. The Port Townsend High School swim ...



Students, children's theater to perform 'King Arthur's Quest'  Port Townsend Leader

The Port Townsend School District's OPEPO students are joining forces with the visiting Missoula Children's Theatre to present “King Arthur's Quest,” Feb. 9-10.



A survivor shares her story  Port Townsend Leader

When Kelechi Ubozoh became angry with a friend who told someone that Ubozoh was suicidal, her friend responded, “I'd rather have you be mad at me than be ...



Wrestler, 10, wins state championship  Port Townsend Leader

A Port Townsend-trained wrestler recently won a statewide wrestling championship, thanks in no small part to local coaches.At the age of 10, Grady White won ...



PT track athletes score bittersweet victories  Port Townsend Leader

The Port Townsend High School track and field teams competed in meets April 18 and 21. Due to the relatively tight scheduling, PT coach Ian Fraser noted, most ...



How the '93 Redskins won: Teamwork  Port Townsend Leader

The 1993 Port Townsend High School boys' basketball team is celebrating its 25-year reunion on Jan. 19 at the Port Townsend boys' basketball game versus ...



Disco Bay lady golfer still hitting links at 99  Port Townsend Leader

At the age of 99, Nordland's Patricia “Pat” Burns still hits the links with her girlfriends twice a week, when she's not swimming in the Sound or inviting those same ...



Whodunnit? PTHS presents a murder musical  Port Townsend Leader

What's better for a stormy fall evening than a good old-fashioned murder mystery? Port Townsend High School drama students present just such a play with ...



Concert to benefit orphans notes 10 years  Port Townsend Leader

When Port Townsend pianist Lisa Lanza invited violinist Marina Rosenquist some time ago to perform in a concert benefiting orphans living in Uganda, the ...



LOOKING BACK: May 31, 2017  Port Townsend Leader

110 years ago (1907) The only important opium capture made here in some years came recently when two inspectors caught a steamship fireman red-handed ...



Wildfire smoke on Peninsula expected to begin to disperse late today  Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — Wildfire smoke remained widespread on the North Olympic Peninsula on Tuesday as another plume of haze made its way into the region, ...



Laying Lincoln School to rest  Port Townsend Leader

The 1892 Lincoln School building on Port Townsend High School's campus truly is one of Washington's most endangered historic properties. The hilltop ...



Design is approved for new Port Townsend school  Peninsula Daily News

PORT TOWNSEND — The Port Townsend School Board has approved the design and budget for a new, 68,000-square-foot Grant Street Elementary School, ...



'World class' mock trial team courts big challenge  Port Townsend Leader

Seven students with the Port Townsend High School mock trial team are to travel to San Francisco in October to compete in the Empire Mock Trial “Battle by the ...



Books and Beyond: Libraries are cheerleaders for learning, adventure  Port Townsend Leader

Editor's note: The Leader welcomes a new column, “Books and Beyond,” a monthly feature shared between the Port Townsend Public Library and the Jefferson ...



$6.4M Rainier Street opens  Port Townsend Leader

As the Port Townsend High School band played Sister Sledge's 1979 hit song “We Are Family,” Port Townsend Mayor Deborah Stinson cut a ribbon to officially ...



Port Townsend orchestra students fundraise for April trip to San Francisco  Port Townsend Leader

In the middle of the Port Townsend High School cafeteria, a dozen students have gathered to practice. These are the second violinists and violists of the school's ...



Homecoming holler  Port Townsend Leader

Members of the PTHS senior class yell and cheer during the homecoming assembly on Sept. 22. Belen Matamoro and Stanislas Fontanges were crowned ...



Felicity Ann sets sail  Port Townsend Leader

What was once an artifact from the voyage of a woman who made maritime history has become a means to empower other women in their own journeys.



Puget Sound Pilots honored at ceremony marking 150 years of program  Peninsula Daily News

PORT TOWNSEND — Elected officials joined Puget Sound Pilots officials, maritime advocates and educators in celebrating 150 years of the state's marine ...



PTHS drama presents 'The Three Musketeers'  Port Townsend Leader

Port Townsend High School's drama students open their season with a traditional staging of “The Three Musketeers” by Ken Ludwig. More than 25 students from ...



UPDATE: PT teacher held on $150000 bond after classroom disruption  Port Townsend Leader

UPDATED 8:50 a.m. March 22 A Port Townsend High School teacher is being held on $150000 bond after allegedly threatening the school's principal March 18.



Looking Back  Port Townsend Leader

100 years ago this week (1918) The debating teams representing Renton High School arrive on the ferry Sioux for a meet at Port Townsend High School.



PTHS alumni meet for 118th time  Port Townsend Leader

The 118th Port Townsend High School Alumni Banquet and Dance, presented by the PTHS Alumni Association, attracted a good crowd to the Elks Lodge June ...



2018 Rhody Festival candidates announced  Port Townsend Leader

Royalty candidates for the 2018 Rhododendron Festival have been announced. Coronation is set for 5 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 17 at the Chimacum High School ...



Women who answer the call of the sea  Port Townsend Leader

When Caitlin Miller returned from her 58-day, 5-hour and 6-minute row across the Atlantic, she had a hard time adjusting to life on land. “I really thought I would ...



PTHS alum wins regional 'Strongest Man' title  Port Townsend Leader

After only eight months of practice, Port Townsend's Ryan Gutierrez won first place in his weight category in the recent Pacific Northwest Strongest Man ...



PT volleyball prevails against Vashon Island  Port Townsend Leader

Port Townsend High School volleyball's Oct. 30 match against Vashon Island saw PT prevail by 3-1 sets, with scores of 25-20, 16-25, 25-22 and 25-19.



Color on the walls – it's OK  Port Townsend Leader

Art teacher Susan Doyle stands back as a group of her students applies green, brown and purple latex paint to a Blue Heron School hallway wall near the library ...



Welcome to the world: PTHS play 'The Accidental Death of an Anarchist' gets 4 stars  Port Townsend Leader

Welcome to the world of Dario Fo (1926-2016) at Port Townsend High School (PTHS). Don't worry. His world is not as unfamiliar as the playwright's name.



1.5% tax proposed on income: Group targets 'affluent' earners in Port Townsend  Port Townsend Leader

An income tax for high-income Port Townsend residents? A small Port Townsend group led by Tobi McEnerney says such a tax would be a remedy for ...



Thousands march  Port Townsend Leader

You are the important people – and don't forget it!” That message from Port Townsend City Council member Michelle Sandoval rang out to the crowd of ...



Prop. 1 proponents raise more than opponents  Port Townsend Leader

Proponents of Proposition 1, under a campaign called Homes Now, run by Bruce Cowan and Deborah Pedersen, have raised $16588 with the largest campaign ...



Transit driver celebrates 35 years on the job  Port Townsend Leader

When John Maiden started work for the Jefferson Transit Authority (JTA) on Jan. 25, 1983, he was paid the princely sum of $6.35 an hour, back when $3.35 an ...



PTHS soccer boys blank Chimacum 9-0 at Memorial Field  Port Townsend Leader

UPDATED 8 p.m. May 4 Port Townsend High School blanked the visiting Chimacum Cowboys 9-0 Monday in 1A Olympic League boys' soccer action at ...



Looking Back: Nov. 8, 2017  Port Townsend Leader

100 years ago (1917) The county council of defense surveys how much food is at hand locally. The numbers include: Total quarts of canned vegetables 10037, ...



PTHS students quiz Supreme Court justice  Port Townsend Leader

The death penalty, political influence on the selection of judges and affordable housing were a few of the topics that staff and students of Port Townsend High ...



NEWS BRIEFS: Olympic Theatre Arts in Sequim calls for art donations … and other items  Peninsula Daily News

SEQUIM — Olympic Theatre Arts (OTA) is calling for donations of original art for its annual fundraiser.



Horseback riding quartet blazes Olympic Discovery Trail  Port Townsend Leader

A quartet of equestriennes got together to blaze a trail, so to speak, by riding from Port Townsend to Lake Crescent on the existing Olympic Discovery Trail.



Prosecutors charge PTHS teacher who allegedly threatened principal  Port Townsend Leader

A Port Townsend High School math teacher who was arrested March 18 in a classroom after allegedly threatening the principal has a history of bipolar disorder, ...



PTHS Orchestra has a fun, successful trip  Port Townsend Leader

Port Townsend High School Orchestra competed in the Northwest Orchestra Festival in Gresham, Oregon, on March 7, along with more than 2000 students from ...



MY STORY: The Boiler Room: A place to grow, learn  Port Townsend Leader

For my senior project this year, I volunteered at The Boiler Room in Port Townsend. In my time there, I learned that they offer free food, hygiene products, music ...



AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: Youth wrestling program begins Monday in Port Townsend; Marathon medal design contest for kids  Peninsula Daily News

Redhawk youth wrestling camp begins Monday. PORT TOWNSEND — A monthlong youth wrestling camp for ages 5 and older taught by Port Townsend High ...



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