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Christmas decor emblazoned a boat at Port Orchard marina last year during the Festival of Chimes and Lights event. Photo: Bob Smith

Chimes Lights transforms Port Orchard into Winter Wonderland

Although Kitsap County has yet to receive measurable amounts of snowfall this fall — just an allotment of rain and gray clouds — Santa Claus… Continue reading

Christmas decor emblazoned a boat at Port Orchard marina last year during the Festival of Chimes and Lights event. Photo: Bob Smith

Saints Car Club helps during the holidays

PORT ORCHARD — The Saints Car Club stepped up this holiday season to serve more than 1,200 families with turkeys and food items at the… Continue reading

David Mitchell joined Olympic College as president in 2002. At the end of the year, he’s retiring.
                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

Olympic College’s Mitchell: Supportive community made being president ‘a lot of fun’

BREMERTON — “I’ve had a great time working at this college,” said David Mitchell, who retires at year-end as president of Olympic College. “The community… Continue reading

David Mitchell joined Olympic College as president in 2002. At the end of the year, he’s retiring.
                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

Bird watchers out for the count |Kitsap Birding

Following a 118-year-old Audubon holiday tradition, scores of Kitsap bird watchers will be spending two full days in December counting birds. The annual Audubon Christmas… Continue reading

  • Nov 30, 2017
Visits to local tree farms are part of the season.
                                Kitsap News Group file photo

Finding that perfect (local) tree

It’s just a few weeks until Santa comes down that chimney. Make sure he’ll be impressed when he sees your tree. Here’s a friendly guide… Continue reading

Visits to local tree farms are part of the season.
                                Kitsap News Group file photo
Suzanne O’Clair

Moon-walking backwards, a black hole and the holidays: Oh, My! | Stars Over Kitsap

Once you’ve gone as deep as you can go, you want to go as high as you can fly. Such is the pendulum swing from… Continue reading

  • Nov 29, 2017
Suzanne O’Clair
Bob Carter repaired the 600 lights that decorate the Tracyton Community Tree.
                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group
Bob Carter repaired the 600 lights that decorate the Tracyton Community Tree.
                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group
Donna Lee Anderson

“Writing on the Landscape” can help with writer’s block | Bookends

Writers use all kinds of ways to help themselves get past that dreaded writers-block which seems to afflict us all. Now there is a book… Continue reading

Donna Lee Anderson
Volunteers stirng lights for the annual festivities.

It takes a village to put on Kitsap County’s biggest light show

KINGSTON — At 5 p.m. Dec. 2, Santa Claus will say the magic words and turn Kingston’s marina park into a Kingston Cove Christmas wonderland.… Continue reading

Volunteers stirng lights for the annual festivities.
Lone Hansen straightens PAL fellow members hangings at Central Markets upstairs cafe.

Making Poulsbo brighter one painting at a time

POULSBO — Local artists are making Poulsbo more colorful. There are more than 150 locally created pieces of art displayed in town, thanks to members… Continue reading

Lone Hansen straightens PAL fellow members hangings at Central Markets upstairs cafe.
Pages from my mother’s journal and a memory book I gave her.

Things I never knew my mother kept | Parenting Parents

Term papers from the 1950s. Her father’s Bible. And every card she ever got. Those were the hidden treasures among my mother’s things. After my… Continue reading

Pages from my mother’s journal and a memory book I gave her.
The land on which Old Mill Park now stands was once owned by Anders and Anna Nelson, who arrived in Silverdale from Seabeck before 1909. (Central Kitsap History Club)

Old Mill Park/Westfall-Schneebeck Lumber Company | Past & Present

The land on which Old Mill Park now stands was once owned by Anders and Anna Nelson, who arrived in Silverdale from Seabeck before 1909.… Continue reading

The land on which Old Mill Park now stands was once owned by Anders and Anna Nelson, who arrived in Silverdale from Seabeck before 1909. (Central Kitsap History Club)

Saints drop off Christmas tree at City Hall

PORT ORCHARD — The Saints Car Club is all about fast vehicles most of the year. But the Port Orchard organization always takes time during… Continue reading

‘Breathe’ features actors’ sizzling chemistry | Screening Room

Nick Taylor, the owner of Port Orchard’s Dragonfly Cinema, also is a film reviewer and columnist. By NICK TAYLOR Film columnist Playing at the Dragonfly… Continue reading

Cheryl Miller | Passages

Cheryl Miller PORT ORCHARD — Cheryl Miller, 66, ended her battle with cancer on Nov. 11, 2017, in hospice care at her home in Port… Continue reading

St. Gabriel’s Winter Bazaar is Dec. 1-3 in Port Orchard

PORT ORCHARD — St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church in Port Orchard once again is staging its annual Winter Bazaar in December to provide resources to help… Continue reading

Keyport trumpeter celebrates 96th birthday

Yvonne McAllister has been playing since the Jazz Age

Those extra toiletries can make a difference

AAA’s Soap for Hope drive benefits YWCA’s ALIVE Shelter

Quinn Ward

A day off from school | Kid Wisdom

Recently my kids all had a day off school, which meant we didn’t have to rush around on our usual weekday schedule. We enjoyed the… Continue reading

Quinn Ward
Suzanne O’Clair

An abundance of dark brings light | Stars Over Kitsap

T he new moon brings the darkest time of the month and the sun in Scorpio is one of the darkest months of the year.… Continue reading

  • Nov 17, 2017
Suzanne O’Clair