Wendy Tweten

Wendy posted 40 stories to Kitsap Daily News.
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Nearly two decades of memories | On Kingston Time

This column took me forever to write. I can feel your surprise;…

  • Sep 14th, 2017 1:11pm

Fun with Facts at Trivia | On Kingston Time

It’s Friday night, just past the dinner hour. Six of us are…

  • Jan 27th, 2017 10:51am

New granny is tickled pink | On Kingston Time

Just the other day, a friend called me “Granny.” I was taken…

  • Nov 18th, 2016 1:30am

New granny is tickled pink | On Kingston Time

Just the other day, a friend called me “Granny.” I was taken…

  • Nov 18th, 2016 9:40am

When garden art goes bad | On Kingston Time

Whatever the reason for his missing head, Jiminy Cricket sits in the Wolfle children’s garden like a cartoon victim of the French Reign of Terror. Welcome to Edgar Allan Poe Elementary, he seems to say.

  • May 17th, 2016 4:08pm

Farewell, Mrs. Weisenberger | On Kingston Time

On Nov. 11, Kingston lost a little piece of itself with the passing of native daughter Lucille Weisenberger. If you grew up in the north end of Kitsap County in the 1940s through the early 1970s, chances are you knew her, though for many of us she was simply Mrs. Weisenberger.

  • Jan 22nd, 2016 9:43pm

It’s true: There’s no place like home

Edmonds is dead to me. Seattle is the far side of the moon. My world now runs from Hood Canal to Agate Pass and Hansville to the Tacoma Narrows. Ferries and bridges? No thank you. God bless you, Kitsap Peninsula … I’m clicking my little red shoes together and staying home.

  • Jul 31st, 2015 5:42pm

Kingston is home to gardening prodigy | On Kingston Time

They say Mozart composed his first symphony at age 8. Not bad, but ask him for the proper siting of Fritillaria meleagris and he was hopeless.

  • Oct 9th, 2014 8:49pm

An author’s distractions and procrastinations | On Kingston Time

So I’m writing a book. In theory, at least. In actual fact what I’m doing is anything and everything but sit down and write

  • Jun 16th, 2014 2:00pm

Kingston columnist coping with the 21st century | On Kingston Time

All I want is to adjust my thermostat. I don’t want to launch a space shuttle...

  • Mar 3rd, 2014 8:59pm

Learning what it takes to be a teacher, and student | On Kingston Time

It was a dream job. The kind that alternately charms and challenges, but in the end makes you eager to grab your coffee mug and get in the car each morning.

  • Jul 1st, 2013 10:49pm

Removing ‘sticker shock’ from plant sales | On Kingston Time

It’s spring and the plants are calling. “Wennndy…,” they say, “come buy us. Look how fresh and fluffy we are. Look how pretty. We died on you last time, but this year it will be different.

  • Apr 28th, 2013 8:00pm

Thrift shopping sparks memory of beloved friend | On Kingston Time

I don’t believe in angels. Really, I don’t. Sometimes, it’s hard to believe in much of anything. But there I was in the cups and glasses aisle of Goodwill, and I may have met one — an angel, that is.

  • Dec 14th, 2012 11:15pm

The Voodoo Garden: Good help is hard to find | On Kingston Time

Welcome to my garden. Open the gate and step in, but mind the brambles and thorns.

  • Oct 26th, 2012 8:11pm

Help keep Hansville’s Dragonfly flying | On Kingston Time

Question: In these tough economic times, Kitsap County’s top priority is encouraging local small business, right? Answer: The jury’s still out.

  • Sep 3rd, 2012 5:00pm

Catch dauber fever with Kingston bingo | On Kingston Time

Do you like to win? Do you crave games of chance but, like me, are way too cheap to drop bundles of money at a casino? Do you yearn to hang with Kingston’s glitterati?

  • Jun 29th, 2012 9:15pm

Making use of those pesky, but edible, weeds | On Kingston Time

Know what I hate about weeds? They live and grow and make it look easy.

  • May 3rd, 2012 10:53pm

Survival guide for the adult student | On Kingston Time

Do you, Mr. or Ms. Mature Reader, find yourself staring into the face of a new year craving new challenges? Do you miss the smell of textbooks and the trauma of finals week? Would you welcome the opportunity to meet new people and feel like a fossil?

  • Feb 6th, 2012 7:56pm

Miss Snippy auditions for Andy Rooney’s job | On Kingston Time

Do you ever wonder about Andy Rooney? Miss Snippy does. Mostly, Miss Snippy wonders how she can get his old job.

  • Nov 4th, 2011 6:01pm

Hit the road and enjoy a local nature walk | On Kingston Time

Adrenaline boosts such as this are just one reason why I love to take walks. I may claim it’s for exercise, but, really, I wouldn’t do it if it didn’t feed my soul. That sounds very corny, but sometimes the truth comes on a cob.

  • Sep 2nd, 2011 4:30pm

Living with Kingston’s wily coyotes | On Kingston Time | July

It’s time you knew the awful truth. Tippy’s not coming home. Neither are Snowball, Muffin, nor Pumpkin. Every year the sad little fliers go up on telephone poles all along my road: “Missing, cat/small dog, reward, please call.” The plea is invariably accompanied by a photo of a fluffy friend guaranteed to make my species revert to baby talk. Every year, it breaks my heart.

  • Jul 12th, 2011 4:24pm

Giving blood is ‘A-positive’ experience | On Kingston Time | May

I’m a sucker for a cookie. Chocolate chip, lemon, oatmeal or molasses;…

  • May 3rd, 2011 5:59pm

Giving thanks for Kingston | On Kingston Time | November

Did you ever have to write one of those “giving thanks” essays…

  • Nov 8th, 2010 11:18pm

Up in flames: Remembering Kingston’s Red Apple fire

KINGSTON — When the snack food explodes, it’s time to go. Just…

  • Jun 28th, 2010 5:22pm

Gardens in 250 words or less | On Kingston Time | May

Perhaps I should have titled this “How I Lost My Mind Writing…

  • May 10th, 2010 5:37pm

Miss Snippy springs ahead | On Kingston Time | March

Not only is Punxsutawney Phil so last month, he’s so “old coast.”Miss…

  • Mar 3rd, 2010 5:34pm

A pocketbook full of lessons | On Kingston Time | January

Great grandma had a pocketbook. The “pocket” part made sense, but I…

  • Dec 28th, 2009 7:25pm

Why not a Kingston Olympics? | On Kingston Time | November

Good news, fellow citizens of Kingston.The 2016 Olympics may have gone to…

  • Nov 4th, 2009 12:03am

When pigs fly | On Kingston Time | September

I have a pet peeve.Actually, I have many, including a dislike of…

  • Aug 31st, 2009 11:12pm

On Kingston Time: Kingston Fourth of July missing its Fanny

Fanny, where have you gone? Some folks say you’re winning poker tournaments…

  • Jun 24th, 2009 10:10pm

On Kingston Time: Miss Snippy rides the ferries

Oh, quit your whining. When it comes to ferry funding, Miss Snippy…

  • Apr 24th, 2009 6:24pm

On Kingston Time: Whipping up a Web site

As far as I’m concerned, the ability to tape TV programs with…

  • Feb 13th, 2009 11:16pm

On Kingston Time: Wreck the halls – Christmas with boys

It’s not that I was such a girly-girl, but if you saw the photos of my Christmases past you’d be excused for thinking so.

  • Nov 26th, 2008 8:37pm

War of the weeds

Ivy is invading the North End.

  • Sep 26th, 2008 9:20pm

On Kingston Time: The hinterlands of a childhood at Wolfle

Wendy Tweten reflects on her time as a student at the 'old' Wolfle school.

  • Sep 30th, 2008 7:57pm

On Kingston Time

Hunting snipe at summer camp

  • Jun 5th, 2008 10:06pm

Camp Indianola: wild at heart

An eagle glides low through old-growth forest, something ragged and bloody clutched in its talons. Two crows are in hot pursuit, screaming and dodging the trunks of ancient Douglas fir. It takes several minutes for the eagle to elude its pursuers. Then the big bird doubles back to land on a massive nest of sticks set at the top of a 100-foot tree. It’s a sight few modern humans will ever see. But at Camp Indianola, it’s just another moment in paradise.

  • Jun 20th, 2008 8:01am

Achieving the Qi

At Harbor Healing Center in Kingston they call it going to acu-land. It’s the feeling of floating on a cloud that some clients experience while undergoing acupuncture. Though this ancient Chinese practice is often thought of as a treatment for pain or other disorders, many recipients also find the procedure extremely relaxing, according to Healing Center owner Nancy Knode.

  • Jun 5th, 2008 9:38pm

Local 4-H clubs take a winning approach to life skills

Clubs teach more than how to raise animals to over 500 members in Kitsap County.

  • Jun 5th, 2008 8:19pm

A gardening Web site rooted in Kingston

Rainy Side an online Eden for NW gardeners

  • Jun 5th, 2008 8:24pm