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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.
Kitsap's shorelines and waterways host an amazing diversity of wintering birds
Documentary and movement are challenging the way people view their bodies, and others’
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Bill and Barbara Erickson celebrated their golden wedding anniversary Aug. 20 with a gathering at My Girl Drive-In Museum in Kingston.
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.
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.
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.
There are many, great garden-worthy plants that spread out over a garden. I’ve grown quite a few of them. Then there are the garden thugs — plants that romp around overtaking anything not big enough to stand up to them. I’ve grown too many of those bullies.
For writers, writers’ conferences are a wonderful source of information. Besides meeting fellow writers, you can meet, talk to and present your work to agents, publishers, editors and generally submerge yourself into WRITING.
During the latter part of May, that’s when eagles and herons come out to play. That’s according to Kingston-based nature photographer Bonnie Block, explaining the story behind a photograph she submitted to the 2016 Audubon Photography Awards for consideration.
I’m sorry, folks, but I just have to get this off my feminine chest ...
Donna Lee Anderson says goodbye: Hansville Happenings has been a truly lovely gig. Thank you to all for reading my column all these years, and I hope you’ll continue to follow me in Kitsap Weekly — in the Herald and online.
The movie “The Seeds: Pushin’ Too Hard,” will appear one night only on Saturday, Aug. 13 at the Dragonfly Cinema in Port Orchard.
When I moved to the North Kitsap area, I looked around for resources for writers. Field’s End Writers Community was one of the first names I came across. It was housed at the public library on Bainbridge Island and offered speakers, writing events, and classes.
A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of meeting Elena Hartwell, author of the Eddie Shoes Mystery Series.
Our Libby just graduated from high school. She’s our third, so we’ve done this before. But it wasn’t until this time around that I realized I don’t love it when my kids graduate from high school. In fact, it occurred to me that I’ve been tricked.
Some little known facts about me: I have always been a storyteller.
uly 5 at 6:30 p.m., Poulsbo Parks and Recreation kicks off its free Summer Nights at the Bay concert series with the Voetberg Family Band, at Muriel Iverson Williams Waterfront Park. Families are invited to bring a picnic dinner and head down to the waterfront for some fun, music and dancing.
Known as “the third Bordeaux variety,” Cab Franc often has been hidden behind much more well-known Bordeaux grapes as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. But now it is coming out of the shadows and playing more of a starring role.
High heat and summer activities can pose potential dangers for our pets. Here are some potential issues you may face as a pet owner, and ways you can help prevent any harm from happening to your pets.
Port Orchard author and filmmaker Dianne Gardner’s production company, Xylon Productions LLC, has won an Award of Recognition from The Accolade Global Film Competition. The award was given for “Cassandra’s Castle” TV trailer; the program is a time-travel fantasy based on Gardner’s novel.
Traditionally, summertime in Port Gamble means big festivals like June Faire and Old Mill Days. Although Port Gamble will not be hosting large festivals this year, the quaint historic town is expecting a busy summer.
it’s a relaxing pastime that makes us feel more in touch with nature. For others, it’s a rewarding hobby filled with seasonal surprises. You never know what might show up at your feeders.
“Robin Hood,” the saucy chap with the sense of social justice who turned Sherwood Forest into a revenue stream for the less fortunate, leads his merry band onto Port Gamble’s stage July 8 –24.
Twenty-eight people correctly translated the runes on the cover of the May 13 edition of Kitsap Weekly.
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.
You can make your life full of adventures by just changing your attitude about doing new or different things. Why not give it a try? If it doesn’t make you happy, you can always go back to your everyday ways, right?
Carnival rides, eating contests and horned helmets aside, Viking Fest is a celebration of cultural and historical significance to Norway’s descendants in Kitsap County. Viking Fest celebrates Norway’s Constitution Day — May 17, 1814 — when Norway declared itself an independent kingdom (it had been united with Denmark and, after the Napoleonic Wars, was trying to fend off being ceded to Sweden).
63 winners of first en plein air art event Paint Out Poulsbo contest exhibit their works at NCAD
Since Mother’s Day is just around the corner, I would like to share a lovely piece of poetry my youngest daughter Donna wrote for me at 2 a.m. the morning of Jan. 3.
Lonnie Sharkey beamed a wide smile after his bright red 1966 Chevy II Nova completed the quarter-mile time trial in 9.68 seconds at 138 mph. “It was a good run,” said Sharkey, of Silverdale.
With the exception of a small salmon mural along the sidewalk, the Lindvig Way bridge is about as ordinary as any other bridge — a gray mix of asphalt, concrete and guard rails. The understory of the bridge, however, is far from ordinary.
Arnie Sturham is a tough cookie. Normally, the Treehouse Café owner lives by two criteria for booking a gig: name recognition and a built-in following. The Bainbridge crowd can be picky — “discriminating,” is the kinder word Sturham uses on his website — and the Treehouse Café receives dozens of inquiries every day, so he takes his time curating a line-up.
Long after those fresh leeks and potatoes are consumed, the memory of the farmers market experience will live on.
If you are interested in applying, please log onto the website hansville.org. Under the Scholarship tab, you will see where you can download the appropriate submission document. And don’t forget: your postmark deadline for this application is May 1, so if you are interested, get started today.