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Keep livestock safe this winter | Pets & People

In October, Kitsap County saw record-breaking rainfall, and the storms and power…

  • Nov 26th, 2016

 

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Shields retires as president of the Poulsbo Historical Society

POULSBO — No one is quite sure when Jim Shields became president…

  • Dec 2nd, 2016

 

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                                Is Mrs. Georgeson’s kindergarten class naughty or nice? Only Santa knows for sure.

Kindergartners at Mullenix Ridge Elementary School share their holiday wish lists and traditions

With Thanksgiving dinners consumed, families have turned their attention to the looming…

 

A brisk winter day at the Erickson farm on Hansville Road, November 2014. (Irvin Damm / Submitted)

What Would Santa Say? | Hansville Happenings

“Once again, we come to the holiday season, a deeply religious time…

A brisk winter day at the Erickson farm on Hansville Road, November 2014. (Irvin Damm / Submitted)
The Poulsbo Tree Lighting Ceremony is Nov. 25 at Viking Avenue and Lindvig Way. (Sophie Bonomi / 2015)

Poulsbo Tree-Lighting Ceremony Nov. 25

POULSBO — The annual Poulsbo Tree Lighting Ceremony and parade will take…

  • Nov 23rd, 2016
The Poulsbo Tree Lighting Ceremony is Nov. 25 at Viking Avenue and Lindvig Way. (Sophie Bonomi / 2015)

Give thanks for the blessings in our lives | Tolman’s Tales

“Thanksgiving is America’s chow-down feast, the one occasion each year when gluttony…

  • Nov 24th, 2016

‘Host with the most’ | Share breakfast with Santa Saturday at Port Orchard Eagles

Want to get a head start and have face time with Ol’…

  • Nov 23rd, 2016
Seraphine

She will always be on my mind and in my heart

Just how do you say goodbye to someone you’ve never met? That’s…

Seraphine
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’Tis the season … for ’The Nutcracker’

BREMERTON — “The Nutcracker” has been staged a bazillion times since it…

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Born at the end of September, Clara weighed in at 11 lb., 1 oz. Molly Kraft Photography / Submitted

New granny is tickled pink | On Kingston Time

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

Born at the end of September, Clara weighed in at 11 lb., 1 oz. Molly Kraft Photography / Submitted

An interview with Kerry Stevens, author of ‘Blood Ties’

Author Kerry Stevens is a lawyer, and who better than a practicing…

Learn to decorate your Christmas tree at Port Orchard workshop Saturday

PORT ORCHARD — Need some fresh or unique ideas for decorating your…

  • Nov 21st, 2016

Holiday Pet Costume Contest set to run during Port Orchard’s winter festival

The Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce and Kitsap Humane Society are joining…

Oregon burnishes its reputation for pinot noir

In the world of wine, Oregon is synonymous with pinot noir and…

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Results from South Kitsap schools’ mock election

South Kitsap school students took part in a nationwide mock election this…

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Best Bets for Nov. 11 – 13

Those who appreciate Earl Grey with crumpets; Harry P.; and Elizabeth, the…

  • Nov 11th, 2016
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For the love of the show: Kingston High School presents “Little Shop of Horrors”

KINGSTON — Producing a play is a lot of work. But producing…

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South Kitsap staffing changes support grade reconfiguration

South Kitsap School District Superintendent Karst Brandsma announced Nov. 2 that Jerry…

Calling all losers! (Yes, I’m talking to you) | Roundabout

That’s right, I called you a loser. You are a loser, right?…

Born at the end of Sept, Clara weighed in at 11 lb., 1 oz. Molly Kraft Photography / Submitted

New granny is tickled pink | On Kingston Time

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

Born at the end of Sept, Clara weighed in at 11 lb., 1 oz. Molly Kraft Photography / Submitted
Each struggle matters. Each donation matters in helping us build this spectrum of support.

Each struggle matters: clients and community share feedback | ShareNet

Even social services work can become routine on some days. We see…

Each struggle matters. Each donation matters in helping us build this spectrum of support.

Kingston Kiwanis thank their volunteers | Kingston Kiwanis

We have many wonderful volunteers that do many great things for the…

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The storm that wasn’t | My Kingston Life

It was supposed to be a couple of storms, topped by a third that boasted the strongest winds in 50 years. And they were headed our way.

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All around the town, what’s happening in Hansville | Hansville Happenings

Get a jump start on holiday shopping and support our local artists…

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Gratitude comes ‘natural’-ly

A holiday devoted to being thankful nears, so it is a great time to make an assessment of the past year. Living here on a beautiful peninsula flanked by the Olympic Mountains with the Hood Canal on one side and the Puget Sound on the other, our surroundings give us much to be grateful for.

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Our individual ecosystem | Choices for the Future

Our bodies are host to billions of microorganisms relying on our skin, mouth, and gut for existence.

‘Mule Girl,’ by Clark Parsons

Put Frisino, Parsons on your reading list | Bookends

There seems to be a resurgence of novels about World War II. Some romanticize the era, some tell of the struggles and angst and sorrow of this time in our history, and I have just read a novel about the intrigue and intricacies of the spy networks.

‘Mule Girl,’ by Clark Parsons
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Turkey is native to America | Kitsap Birding

On Thanksgiving, the turkey is the iconic bird of the day. But wild turkeys get a lot of attention any time of the year. They’re one of our biggest birds, and a strutting tom is an impressive sight with his fanned peacock tail, distinctive wattle and bright colors.

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November is National Novel Writing Month. The stage is set at your library for anyone who wants to write that work of fiction that people are waiting for. Creative Outlet / Contributed

November is National Novel Writing Month | Check It Out

Your library can help those who want to write that work of fiction that people are waiting for.

November is National Novel Writing Month. The stage is set at your library for anyone who wants to write that work of fiction that people are waiting for. Creative Outlet / Contributed
As winter nears

A feast for eyes and ears | Kitsap Weekly

Kitsap's shorelines and waterways host an amazing diversity of wintering birds

  • Oct 21st, 2016
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A new documentary explores body image issues — and celebrates the uniqueness of each individual.

Loving the skin you’re in | Kitsap Weekly

Documentary and movement are challenging the way people view their bodies, and others’

A new documentary explores body image issues — and celebrates the uniqueness of each individual.
Ed Carriere has spent years mastering the art of replicating baskets

Suquamish master artist brings works back to life | Kitsap Weekly

It’s part of Ed Carriere’s DNA to be patient. His Suquamish ancestors have been here since the beginning, so a year, 100 years, 1,000 years are mere fragments of time.

Ed Carriere has spent years mastering the art of replicating baskets
Jay Yeager's tattoo after one removal treatment.

A new method to remove that ‘mistaken’ tattoo

It was just one of those times. Young sailors on shore leave, out for a good time in Everett. The next morning, Jay Yeager woke up with a large tattoo scrolled across his back. It read “In Nominee Patris, et Filii et Spiritus Sancti.”

Jay Yeager's tattoo after one removal treatment.
Tour the 1929 yacht M/V Deerleap during Brownsville Appreciation Day

On Sept. 24 in Brownsville, it’s all about you | Kitsap Weekly

Brownsville is one of Puget Sound’s most secluded and snug harbors — and one of its most charming maritime communities. Tidal changes in Port Orchard Channel stir up nutrients that draw birds, seals and other marine life. Boaters and residents shop at Sweeney’s Country Style Meats or dine and visit at the Brownsville Deli, watch sunrises and sunsets at Burke Bay Overlook Park, or picnic at the pavilion.

  • Sep 22nd, 2016
Tour the 1929 yacht M/V Deerleap during Brownsville Appreciation Day
Marnie Holt Swenson's 'The Migratory Moment.'

Introducing Marnie Holt Swenson | Bookends

I went to the first author event presentation Sept. 8 at Kitsap Publishing, 1450 NW Finn Hill Road, Poulsbo. Marnie Holt Swenson presented and read from her book, “Migratory Moment.” It’s a book of poems and she says it is written from the perspective of a very young child — before they can really understand anything.

  • Sep 22nd, 2016
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The columnist’s current home lured her back to Kingston.

Coming full circle in Kingston | My Kingston Life

My Kingston life began with a high-wire act in 1978 and life has been full of synchronicities since my return. That sense of coming full circle pervades my world.

  • Sep 16th, 2016
The columnist’s current home lured her back to Kingston.
Lynne Ferguson and Maggie.

‘They heal everyone, no matter what they have suffered’ | Kitsap Weekly

The Kitsap Peninsula has long been a draw to people who have crafted unique lives and livelihoods for themselves. Lynne Ferguson is just such a person, and here on the Kitsap Peninsula she has created a life for herself that allows her to pursue two great passions from her childhood: Native horsemanship and music.

  • Aug 30th, 2016
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Bill and Barbara Erickson are celebrating 50 years of marriage.

Golden anniversary for Bill and Barbara Erickson | Anniversaries

Bill and Barbara Erickson celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Aug. 20 with a gathering at My Girl Drive-In Museum in Kingston.

  • Aug 30th, 2016
Bill and Barbara Erickson are celebrating 50 years of marriage.
Planes of all varieties will be flying and on display at the Bremerton National Airport this weekend.

Bremerton National Airport hosts West Coast Fly-In Aug. 19-20 | Kitsap Weekly

Nearly 500 aircraft will descend on Bremerton National Airport for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association’s West Coast Fly-In on Aug. 19-20.

  • Aug 19th, 2016
Planes of all varieties will be flying and on display at the Bremerton National Airport this weekend.
Award-winning Canadian author Stephen R. Brown says he is attracted to 'different cultural worlds and downright unusual stories.”

The Great Reindeer Project and an interview with its award-winning author

With the Sami gathering in Poulsbo, it seems fitting to recount the story one of the greatest Sami heroes, Anders [or Andrew] Bahr. No Texas trail drive can begin to compare with the distance and hardships he faced during his epic reindeer drive across the frozen arctic. Bahr is buried in Poulsbo.

  • Aug 19th, 2016
Award-winning Canadian author Stephen R. Brown says he is attracted to 'different cultural worlds and downright unusual stories.”