Arts and Entertainment
Community calendar for Nov. 13, 2019
Editor’s note: Wednesday before publication is the deadline for calendar additions, which must be emailed to …
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Boxleitner steps up as new arts editor for The Leader
Often, we as journalists try to disappear behind our work. The writing must seem straightforward so as not to muddy the waters of …
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Kronos Quartet violinist coaches PTHS music students
While audiences of the Centrum Chamber Ensemble Series at the Wheeler Theater got the chance to check out a performance by the San …
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RainShadow Chorale joined by acclaimed composer
When RainShadow Chorale performs its fall concert program this month, it will include a special guest with whom its members have felt …
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Local news
Does I-976 affect DOT’s proposed roundabout for SR 104?

The passage of anti-tax activist Tim Eyman’s Initiative 976, which will limit the annual license fees for vehicles at $30, will not have an effect on the proposal to build a roundabout at the state Route 104/Paradise Bay/Shine Road intersection.

Hometown intern hits hard news beat
The Leader’s newsroom is gaining a new but familiar face to the community.
Nearly 300 attend public hearing on revised shooting ordinances
Almost a year to the date after the public hearing on Jefferson County’s first attempt to regulate shooting ranges in Jefferson County, many of the faces at the hearing on this year’s …
Hoh fisheries officer sentenced in child rape case, still faces charges in Clallam County
A fisheries enforcement officer with the Hoh Tribe was sentenced to a prison term of 12 months and a day on Nov. 8 for the rape of a child in the third degree. Ernie Penn, 43, of Forks, pleaded …
New trial dates set for vehicular manslaughter case after defendant’s suicide attempt
The trial for a man charged with vehicular homicide has been moved to February after he attempted to commit suicide on the day of his previously scheduled trial. A mistrial was declared on Oct. 29 …
On the calendar
Community Calendar for Noviembre 6, 2019

Wednesday, Nov. 6 Nan Toby Tyrrell. 11 a.m., Discovery View Apartments, 1051 Hancock St. Vinyl Tap. 5:30–7:30 p.m., Spirits Bar & Grill at the Old Alcohol Plant, 310 Hadlock Bay Road, Port Hadlock. Key City Jazz Trio. 6-8:30 p.m., Ajax Café, 21 S. Water St., Port Hadlock. Ryan Zimmerman. 7 p.m., The Keg and I, 1291 Chimacum Rd., Chimacum.

Community Calendar for Oct. 30, 2019

Thursday, Oct. 31 Taproom Trivia. 6 p.m., Discovery Bay Brewing, 948 N. Park Ave. Jack Dwyer. 6-8:30 p.m., Ajax Café, 21 N. Water St., Port Hadlock. Halloween DJ dance party with Captain Peacock. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Pourhouse, 2231 Washington St. Friday, Nov. 1

Obituaries
René died at home from a myocardial infarction aka: heart attack. An amazing multi talented man whose efforts helped bring about laughter and joy while tackling big projects. He was like a …
Dennis Rath, age 86, died on October 22nd at his Kala Point home in Port Townsend where he lived for 25 years. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy, sons David and Stephen and daughter Cynthia, two …
James Lee Kirk, “Jim,” (72) passed away on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at his home in Anacortes, WA. Teller of stories; man of the sea; lover of sciences, arts, and letters; mentor, …
Constance (Kira) Nassikas Hohenadel, 75, of Port Townsend, WA died peacefully on October 27 at Jefferson Medical Center of pulmonary disease with her family at her side. In her final hours, she …
LaVaughn Bozak Snel, of Port Townsend, Washington, died Sept. 5, 2019, four days after her 80th birthday, following a five-year battle with kidney cancer. LaVaughn (middle name: Anita) was born to …
Columnists

The tabloid life in the U.S. versus the U.K.

The Onion had one of the funniest tabloid-type headlines ever: “Balsamic Terrorists Bomb Hidden Valley Ranch.” In a similar vein, I once did a story for the National Perspirer, er, Enquirer, titled “Your Salad Dressing Reveals Your Personality.”

Veterans Day, flags and a bell

Monday, Nov. 11 was Veterans Day, known until 1954 as Armistice Day to celebrate the end of World War I. Since May of 1954 this public holiday has been known as Veterans Day to honor and recognize the service of all persons who have served in the United States Armed Forces and were discharged under conditions other than dishonorable.
Opinion

So you want to punch a nazi

Your adolescent-minded cartoonist is at it again!

High hopes for city manager

The high praise for Mr. Mauro is wonderful. However it appears he is being set up for failure.