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Portland’s Scott Haladay, left, and his family purchased Walla Walla Vintners last winter, and talented winemaker William vonMetzger, right, remains in the cellar of the iconic red barn. (Photo courtesy of Walla Walla Vintners)

Cabernet Franc rising in the Northwest |Northwest Wine

Suggestions of wines to purchase from your local wine store.

Portland’s Scott Haladay, left, and his family purchased Walla Walla Vintners last winter, and talented winemaker William vonMetzger, right, remains in the cellar of the iconic red barn. (Photo courtesy of Walla Walla Vintners)
Richard Tizzano

Things to know when thinking about a power of attorney | Compass & Clock

What you need to know when selecting a Power of Attorney

Richard Tizzano
Donna Lee Anderson

Merry Christmas — Or Bah Humbug? | Bookends

A holiday poem by auhtor Donna Lee Anderson.

Donna Lee Anderson

VFW Post 2669 giving back to South Kitsap

PORT ORCHARD — Thanks to more than $10,000 raised from its seventh annual Bowling for Veterans fundraiser, the Port Orchard VFW Post 2669 wrapped presents… Continue reading

Santa Dogs get their photos taken

Santa Claus attended to the wishes of Rocky, a Blue Heeler-Rottweiler-Chihuahua mix, and a pack of other canines that arrived Dec. 9 at Tractor Supply… Continue reading

<em>Tara Battaglia receives the Leo of the Year award for Lions Multiple District 19 from Past Council Chairman Enoch Rowland. Looking on is Past District Governor Jan Weatherly.</em>
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Tara Battaglia named Leo of the Year; one of 38 in the world

POULSBO — Tara Battaglia received the Leo of the Year award for Lions Multiple District 19 from Past Council Chairman Enoch Rowland during a fall… Continue reading

<em>Tara Battaglia receives the Leo of the Year award for Lions Multiple District 19 from Past Council Chairman Enoch Rowland. Looking on is Past District Governor Jan Weatherly.</em>
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Volunteers at St. Vincent dePaul perpare to hand out food for the holidays.
                                Nick Twietmeyer | Kitsap News Group

Mother of twins gets help from St. Vincent dePaul | Bellringer Fund

POULSBO — If not for St. Vincent dePaul at St. Olaf Church in Poulsbo, Sherrie Hill may have been living on the streets with her… Continue reading

Volunteers at St. Vincent dePaul perpare to hand out food for the holidays.
                                Nick Twietmeyer | Kitsap News Group
Kiona Vineyards and Winery on Red Mountain was founded in 1975 by John Williams, left, and now is operated by his son, winemaker/grower Scott Williams, and grandson/general manager JJ Williams. (Photo courtesy of Kiona Vineyards and Winery)

Finding bargains in Northwest reds | Northwest Wine

We often get asked why red wine is so much more expensive than white wine. The reasons are many: Red wine grapes cost more. Last… Continue reading

  • Dec 15, 2017
Kiona Vineyards and Winery on Red Mountain was founded in 1975 by John Williams, left, and now is operated by his son, winemaker/grower Scott Williams, and grandson/general manager JJ Williams. (Photo courtesy of Kiona Vineyards and Winery)
Donna Lee Anderson

Author June Cotner and her little books | Bookends

It isn’t often an author gives a mission statement to a publisher, but June Cotner did. Her mission is to create books that “offer comfort,… Continue reading

Donna Lee Anderson

Project Connect comes to Kingston | ShareNet & You

When Kitsap County Department of Human Services took over the annual Point-in-Time Count of local people who are homeless, Housing and Homelessness Program coordinator Kirsten… Continue reading

Harmony Tyson received a $20 gift from an anonymous donor, and spent it on gifts for others. (Bethany Swift/Contributed)

A lesson in generosity

Girl receives a gift from an anonymous shopper, then uses it to buy gifts for others

Harmony Tyson received a $20 gift from an anonymous donor, and spent it on gifts for others. (Bethany Swift/Contributed)

Adopting a pet at the holidays can be a great thing | Pets & People

With kids on break and many adults taking time off during the holidays, it can be a wonderful time to add an adopted pet into… Continue reading

  • Dec 13, 2017
Suzanne O’Clair

Cosmic energy expands personal consciousness | Stars Above Kitsap

This is a heavy new moon, literally! It sits exactly on the Galactic Center, a black hole that energizes our entire Milky Way through the… Continue reading

  • Dec 13, 2017
Suzanne O’Clair
About 150 stuffed animals were donated to Harrison Hospital’s ER by the Olympic Vintage Auto Club.
                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

150 bears swarm Harrison ER to bring joy to children

SILVERDALE — Bears are normally solitary animals, but on Dec. 7, about 150 teddy bears and their friends gathered at the emergency room entrance of… Continue reading

About 150 stuffed animals were donated to Harrison Hospital’s ER by the Olympic Vintage Auto Club.
                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

Quality Communities Scholarship applicants sought

PORT ORCHARD — The AWC Center for Quality Communities is recruiting outstanding young leaders in the area to apply for a $1,200 2018 Quality Communities… Continue reading

Teeter-Totter Parenting

By Dianne Lye Guest columnist “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade!” These were mom’s favorite words during rough times. Those words resonate in my… Continue reading

  • Dec 8, 2017

‘Scarred Lands & Wounded Lives’ to be shown Dec. 10

POULSBO — The film “Scarred Lands & Wounded Lives” will be shown at 3 p.m. Dec. 10 at Ground Zero Center, 16159 Clear Creek Road… Continue reading

  • Dec 8, 2017
Donna Lee Anderson

A Mourner of Swine” – a memoir and cooking with lavender | Bookends

When we finish our formal schooling and are ready to get on with our lives, many of us go to college or find a job… Continue reading

Donna Lee Anderson

Idaho wine industry’s stock continues to rise | Northwest Wine

The first grapes were planted 153 years ago. But today, the Gem State’s wine industry is coming into its own. More than 50 wines dot… Continue reading