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It’s garlic planting time — daffodils too! | Kitsap Weekly

Autumn signals the fall — the fall of leaves, the fall of plants and the fall of this tired gardener onto the couch for a long winter nap. Not so fast, it’s not time to relax, it’s time to plan for next year.

Hayslette reaches into a new genre with ‘Birds of the Northern Tier’

Famed abstract and scenic artist Max Hayslette reaches into a new genre with "Birds of the Northern Tier," which opens at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 19 at Almost Candid Frame & Fine Arts, 10978 NE Highway 104, Suite 109, Kingston.

  • Sep 18th, 2015

These are a few of our favorite things … | Kitsap County Fair

What’s not to like at the Kitsap County Fair? We asked some local notables, “What is your favorite thing about the fair?” Here’s how they answered:

  • Aug 28th, 2015

X-Treme Air Dogs make extreme jumps to entertain | Kitsap County Fair

The competition will be featured at the Kitsap County Fair each day, with training events in the morning and competition in the afternoon. And the best part about it is anyone can bring their dog out to try it.

Fair begins to come together weeks ahead of time | Kitsap County Fair

Leota Lewis doesn’t expect to see a lot of blackberry pies at this year’s Kitsap County Fair. “The blackberries are already ripe now,” Lewis said in mid-July. She is superintendent of pies for the fair. “Usually they don’t ripen until mid August. I expect that means fewer blackberry pies, unless they’re made up early and frozen.”

It’s time for all the fun of the fair | Kitsap County Fair

It’s the 92nd year for the fair in Kitsap County. And throughout the years, the fair has been a place for local residents to celebrate what makes Kitsap County great.

J.A. Jance in Poulsbo Sept. 9, in Silverdale Sept. 12

The New York Times bestselling author, J. A. Jance is coming to Poulsbo and Silverdale promoting her new novel, "Dance of the Bones: A Beaumont and Walker Novel."

  • Aug 24th, 2015

Point of Grace in concert Aug. 22 at Gateway Fellowship

Point of Grace, two-time Grammy nominees and five-time Gospel Music Association song of the year and album of the year winners, are including Poulsbo in their “A Thousand Little Things” tour. The trio performs Aug. 22 at Gateway Fellowship.

  • Aug 21st, 2015

Aug. 22 benefit concert: West Sound Academy students turn dream into reality

A group of West Sound Academy students wanted to do something that was bigger than participating in the school’s Queer Straight Alliance club — a project that would help the local community and have a lasting impact. That effort — Listen to Your Art Music and Art Festival — is Aug. 22 in Port Gamble.

  • Aug 21st, 2015

Lake Sammamish State Part | Trips on a tank

Located in Issaquah, Washington, Kitsap visitors have the option of taking a ferry and driving through Seattle (about 36 miles one way) or driving around Puget Sound on Interstate 5 (about 85 miles one way), but the trip is an easy hour to two-hour journey, and at the end, you’ll be rewarded with a beautiful lake, nestled in a wooded state park.

Legacy of the Journey | Kitsap Weekly

Annual gathering of indigenous nations is preparing a new generation to carry on their cultures

Lake Crescent and Devil’s Punchbowl | Trips on a Tank

Nothing can quite prepare you for the feeling you get when standing on the edge of a 50-foot cliff overlooking clear, blue water, which you plan to jump into on the count of three. Devil’s Punchbowl, at Lake Crescent near Port Angeles, is reportedly about 1,000 feet deep. Thrill-seekers jump in from heights ranging from 15 to 50 feet. On July 28, my colleague Sara Miller and I were two of those people.

Trips on a Tank: Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge | Kitsap Week

One tank of gas will get you to and from one of the most beautiful beaches on the Olympic Peninsula. And, if you don’t mind some visitors, the lighthouse at the end of the spit can be all yours.

  • Jul 24th, 2015

Celebrate America’s first muscle car: Mustangs on the Waterfront July 26 | Kitsap Week

When folks think “Mustang,” most don’t envision the equine variety — the kind with, you know, four long legs and hooves. They’re thinking about a four-on-the-floor kick of automotive power combined with unequalled revolutionary styling. It’s a car that, like a first love, can’t easily be forgotten.

  • Jul 25th, 2015

‘Carmen’: Dawn Padula and Kitsap Opera bring a tempestuous character to life | Kitsap Week

The student theater at Olympic College in Bremerton was bustling with activity over the weekend as dozens of actors, directors and a pianist rehearsed their roles for an upcoming Kitsap Opera production of “Carmen.”

  • Jul 25th, 2015

Gregg Rolie, formerly of Santana and Journey, performs at The Point | Kitsap Week

The Gregg Rolie Band will perform at The Point Casino Event Center 8 p.m. July 17. Rolie is a founding member of Santana and Journey, and former lead singer of Santana. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Santana.

  • Jul 17th, 2015

Defeat the heat: Keep your pup safe this summer | Kitsap Week

Effective this month, the law levies a $125 fine for leaving animals in a car when it’s hot enough to harm them and permits animal control officers and police to break in and rescue pets without being liable for damages. “Normally at this time of year, we get around 15 calls a day,” Lead Animal Control Officer Chase Connolly said. “Now we’re getting maybe four or five.” As of this writing, his officers have issued two citations related to the law.

  • Jul 17th, 2015

New moon in Cancer calls for a ‘staycation’ | Stars Above Kitsap

A “staycation” gives time to hang out and enjoy summer from an afternoon in a hammock, or a beach chair with our feet in the cool, cool waters.

  • Jul 11th, 2015

Cabernet is king in Washington | Northwest Wines

It’s known throughout the world as “King Cab,” and that is so true in Washington. Cabernet Sauvignon is most famous in France’s Bordeaux region and California’s Napa Valley, but it’s quickly risen to the top in Washington’s Columbia Valley, where the arid days and cool nights allow Cabernet Sauvignon to ripen to perfection.

  • Jul 10th, 2015

Award-winning musical biography of Beatles returns to Bremerton stage Oct. 18

BREMERTON – Almost everyone knows that The Beatles are one of the most acclaimed bands in rock and roll history because their music has the hypnotic qualities that make teenage girls scream and artists today and yesterday cite them as one of their influences.

  • Jul 10th, 2015

Festival marks years of work to put Kitsap’s waters on national map | Water Trails Festival

Come Saturday, chances are you’ll be able to see Kitsap County Commissioners Ed Wolfe, Rob Gelder and possibly Charlotte Garrido on the water in kayaks. They say it’s the perfect way for them to celebrate the three to five years of work by the county and volunteers to ensure that the Kitsap Peninsula Water Trails happened.

Schedule of events June 27-28 | Water Trails Festival

Schedule of events for the Kitsap Peninsula Water Trails Festival

  • Jun 26th, 2015

Polynesian outrigger canoe club will be in festival | Water Trails Festival

They’re on the water at least three times a week from March to October. Some are natives of Hawaii. Some are folks who have traveled to Hawaii and love the culture. Others just like to paddle. They are the Hui Heihei Wa’aa Polynesian outrigger club of Kitsap County, and they are more than 60 members strong.

Northwest BeechBoys, paddling app, and glamping | Water Trails Festival

A group of private pilots based at Bremerton Airport who have taken precision flying to a higher level will perform at the Water Trails Festival on June 27.

  • Jun 26th, 2015

Designation puts Kitsap’s waters on center stage | Water Trails Festival

When most people hear the term “water trails,” they might think kayaks, canoes and paddle boards. But the Kitsap Peninsula Water Trails, and its designation as part of the National Water Trails system, means much more.

There’s more underwater than you think | Water Trails Festival

There’s no doubt in Jim Gunderson’s mind that the Kitsap Peninsula Water Trails and its national status is bringing new divers to the area. “It’s bringing more attention to what is under water in Kitsap County,” said Gunderson. “It’s an absolute treasure and most people don’t know that.”

  • Jun 26th, 2015

‘Cap’n Safety’ had roles in two films, TV program | Water Trails Festival

If you’ve ever watched “Master and Commander,” “Pirates of the Caribbean” or “Once Upon a Time,” you’ll think the man in charge of safety for the Kitsap Water Trails Festival Paddles looks familiar. His name is Captain John Morrison — “JB” to his friends — and he is the safety captain for the Brownsville Brownie Challenge Paddle on June 27 and the Keys to Keyport Fun Paddle and Raffle on June 28.

  • Jun 26th, 2015

Inexpensive whites and pinks add to summer fun | Northwest Wines

As temperatures creep toward — even into — triple digits, we think more and more about refreshing wines to enjoy in the Great Northwest. And with summer’s arrival, so too shall we load up with bright white and crisp rosé wines.

  • Jun 18th, 2015

‘Spacecraft’ presents a concert series that is out of this world | Kitsap Week

The latest otherworldly personas to touch down on the Kitsap concert landscape courtesy of the Bainbridge organization Spacecraft are a wonderfully motley mix of slick, sexy, gutsy, vintage and timeless acts — and they all come to rock.

  • Jun 18th, 2015

North Kitsap grad travels Rio Grande

Colin McDonald, a North Kitsap High School graduate, spent seven months traveling and studying the Rio Grande river and why its slowly disappearing.

The art of ink | Kitsap Week

Tattoo artists are serious about their body of work

  • May 26th, 2015

Golds for reds | Kitsap Week

Great Northwest Wine: More than 100 red wines earned gold medals at the third annual Great Northwest Wine Competition, which took place in late March at the historic Columbia Gorge Hotel in Hood River, Ore.

  • Apr 9th, 2015

Independent Bookstore Day | Kitsap Week

Mark your calendars for May 2, the first of what is hoped to be many Independent Bookstore Days in Kitsap, and the nation.

Winery Weekend | Kitsap Week

Eleven Winery’s “Winery Weekend” concert series boasts a lineup of intriguing local talent and expertly made island wines 1-4 p.m. every Saturday in April.

  • Apr 9th, 2015

Pints and Needles | Kitsap Week

Pints and Needles isn’t your average tea-and-yarn gathering. The monthly convergence at Bremerton’s Der Blokken Brewery garners knitting, crocheting and needlepoint enthusiasts and others who settle in for a night of cocktails and crochet, nightcaps and needle points and brews until it’s time to bind off.

Best of 2015 Great NW Wine Competition | Kitsap Week

Great Northwest Wine: A pink wine made with Washington Pinot Noir earned the nod for best wine of the third annual Great Northwest Wine Competition.

  • Apr 2nd, 2015

One year down | Kitsap Week

Poulsbo’s community orchestra is celebrating its first anniversary this month as it prepares to engage a second year of rehearsals and performances.

  • Apr 2nd, 2015

Bloedel Reserve hosts poetry exhibit through April | Kitsap Week

Adding to the visual beauty this year is a month-­long exhibit of 21 site­-specific poems that will allow visitors to pause, enjoy the words and soak up the beauty of the surroundings.

  • Apr 2nd, 2015

Get your derby rolling | Kitsap Week

The fast and the epic raced through Seabeck as local Cub Scouts keep the pinewood racing tradition alive.

  • Mar 30th, 2015

Hollywood seeks ‘Nightingale’ | Kitsap Week

In less than two months since that Feb. 3 release, TriStar Pictures has optioned to make the film version of the book, which follows two sisters’ different paths in France during World War II.

  • Mar 26th, 2015