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Bonnie Chrey helps a library patron check out a book from the Tracyton Library. Anyone can use the independent library.
                                Leslie Kelly | Kitsap Daily News
Bonnie Chrey helps a library patron check out a book from the Tracyton Library. Anyone can use the independent library.
                                Leslie Kelly | Kitsap Daily News

Breakfast with Santa set for Dec. 2

PORT ORCHARD — Kids and families on the lookout for Santa can now set their clocks to the Jolly One’s arrival in South Kitsap this… Continue reading

Festival of Chimes & Lights is drawing near

PORT ORCHARD — If the cold and rainy fall weather doesn’t remind you of the holiday season, the impending Port Orchard Festival of Chimes and… Continue reading

Donna Lee Anderson

Time to write your memoirs | Bookends

Have you ever wished you could ask your mother or grandmother a question? Obviously, it’s too late after they are gone. But wouldn’t it had… Continue reading

Donna Lee Anderson
Joe Dobbes, who grew up in Oregon, trained in Europe before returning to his home state in 1989 to make wine for producers such as Willamette Valley Vineyards and Hinman Vineyards. He launched Dobbes Family Estate and Wine By Joe in 2002. (Photo courtesy of Dobbes Family Estate)

Northwest rosés ideal for Thanksgiving | Northwest Wine

One of our favorite food-pairing wines is rosé because of the flavors that burst with notes of strawberry, cherry, cranberry and spice, backed by bright… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2017
Joe Dobbes, who grew up in Oregon, trained in Europe before returning to his home state in 1989 to make wine for producers such as Willamette Valley Vineyards and Hinman Vineyards. He launched Dobbes Family Estate and Wine By Joe in 2002. (Photo courtesy of Dobbes Family Estate)

How to ‘treat’ your pets during the holidays | Pets & People

The holidays are on their way, and with them come many challenges to our health, ranging from stress, too much rich and fatty food, and… Continue reading

  • Nov 15, 2017
Rimbert Illustration’s Paints and Pints Nights usually costs $35, and includes supplies, instruction and the first drink.
                                Rimbert Illustrations / Courtesy

Paints and Pints with Rimbert Illustrations

Regular get-together to paint and connect with friends, family and the community

Rimbert Illustration’s Paints and Pints Nights usually costs $35, and includes supplies, instruction and the first drink.
                                Rimbert Illustrations / Courtesy

Port Orchard student earns WWU scholarship

BELLINGHAM — Western Washington University student Claudia Luz Rocha, daughter of Pascual and Yadhira Rocha of Port Orchard, has received the $20,000 David T. Mason… Continue reading

Sidney Museum Association to host meeting, holiday party

PORT ORCHARD — The Sidney Museum and Arts Association is offering a “two-fer” on Saturday, Nov. 25: its annual membership meeting and a special pre-season… Continue reading

Liquor and Cannabis Board hears public comment on recreational marijuana home grows

Agency tasked by new law to conduct study and make recommendations to Legislature by Dec. 1.

The 1923 Post Office basketball team | Past & Present

By RANDY HUNT | Past & Present Two members of the 1923 Post Office basketball team were brothers Ervin and Walter Berg. The accompanying photo… Continue reading

Donna Gaskill with her dogs, Sailor and Oliver, at the Washington Veterans Home in Retsil. The residents held a contest and voted on Sailor’s name. Both dogs help residents and staff alike destress.
                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

Dog helps Retsil Veterans Home residents, staff

PORT ORCHARD — Hello, Sailor. Sailor is a dog who joins her human, Donna Gaskill, every day for work at the Washington Veterans Home in… Continue reading

Donna Gaskill with her dogs, Sailor and Oliver, at the Washington Veterans Home in Retsil. The residents held a contest and voted on Sailor’s name. Both dogs help residents and staff alike destress.
                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel like popcorn

Six movies to help you prepare for atomic Armageddon:

  • Nov 10, 2017

Toy drive for ill children at it again this year

BREMERTON — Last year, Zachary Darner, 8, and a friend collected 259 toys — more than five times their goal — to donate to children… Continue reading

‘Memoirs From A Prison Cell’ a troubling tale | Bookends

The sub-title for book one in the “Memoirs From A Prison Cell” trilogy is “The Missteps Of A Southern Boy,” and that really tells the… Continue reading

Affordable Thanksgiving wines | Northwest Wine

We’re just weeks from Thanksgiving, and wine lovers are starting to think about what wines will be in their holiday lineup. The tricky part of… Continue reading

Our Icy Past: | Kitsap Naturally

Imagine not having to wait in ferry lines to cross Puget Sound. About 17,000 years ago, we could have simply walked across it (assuming we… Continue reading

Manchester Community Church Choir invited to Carnegie Hall

MANCHESTER — The Manchester Community Church Choir will be celebrating the Christmas season in a special way this year by performing at Carnegia Hall in… Continue reading

Felicidades! SKSD Spanish Immersion instructor named ‘Evening Magazine’ Best Teacher

PORT ORCHARD — Michael Anderson’s fourth-grade Spanish Immersion class at Burley Glenwood Elementary in Port Orchard did something that’s not so easy for youngsters: they… Continue reading

A history of the Old Town Pub | Past & Present by Randy Hunt

The Old Town Pub recently made news when it was reported that Kitsap County declared the building unsafe and set a deadline for it to… Continue reading