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Leesa Jones, Author at Washington Daily News

Columns

Happy Birthday to a hometown hero

A national treasure and a woman who changed the laws of the land will celebrate her 92nd birthday Sunday April 18.  I am referring to my ... Read more

by Leesa Jones, Monday, April 12, 2021 4:47 pm

Columns

Opera had a home in Washington

My friend and BoCo Town podcast co-host Steve Barnes will have the unique pleasure of interviewing two singers who are studying at East Carolina University. They will ... Read more

by Leesa Jones, Monday, April 5, 2021 4:24 pm

Columns

Remembering Washington’s Tulip Festival

Looking at the tulips growing in my backyard brought back some wonderful memories of spring while growing up in Washington. I wasn’t born when Washington celebrated ... Read more

by Leesa Jones, Tuesday, March 23, 2021 11:36 am

Columns

Walking tours return soon as spring beckons

It feels like spring is really here lately and it’s been a wonderful time to walk on the waterfront and meet new people, see old ... Read more

by Leesa Jones, Tuesday, March 16, 2021 3:53 pm

Columns

The Underground Railroad matriarch earns recognition

Milt and I along with his cousins Emma and Sarah attended the unveiling of the Harriet Tubman Statue Exhibit Friday in Halifax, sponsored by the ... Read more

by Leesa Jones, Tuesday, March 9, 2021 2:15 pm

Columns

A local war hero you might not recognize

Here is a story of a hero who I think deserves a historical marker in our town. His name is Lieutenant John Julius Guthrie, a white Navy ... Read more

by Leesa Jones, Monday, March 1, 2021 5:11 pm

Columns

Finding diamonds in my own backyard

One of my favorite books is Acres of Diamonds by Russell H. Conwell, the founder and the first President of Temple University in Philadelphia as ... Read more

by Leesa Jones, Tuesday, February 23, 2021 5:19 pm

Columns

The music that influenced my neighborhood part two

I received tremendous feedback about last week’s column from people wanting to know more about the places in my neighborhood that were influenced by decades of ... Read more

by Leesa Jones, Tuesday, February 16, 2021 6:45 am

Columns

A home grown success story connection

Will Smith starred in a 1993 movie ‘Six Degrees of Separation.’ The premise was that people on average have six degrees or fewer connections to ... Read more

by Leesa Jones, Tuesday, February 2, 2021 6:36 am

Columns

Remembering Washington’s past

During the years 1915 through 1944, my grandparents, William and Olivia Cozzens, owned a restaurant named the Blue Parrot at 326 Gladden Street in Washington. ... Read more

by Leesa Jones, Monday, January 25, 2021 12:31 pm

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