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Take steps now to protect your pet | Pets & People

Last spring, I learned my chocolate Lab mix can jump very high. I let her out one morning and before I could finish yelling her name, “Ellie,” she had chased a family of deer out of our yard, over the fence and into the woods.

  • Mar 21st, 2016

Cultural events put you in touch with Kitsap’s Norwegian roots | Kitsap Weekly

2016 marks landmark anniversaries for some of the organizations that they founded to help each other survive and thrive in their new home: The Sons of Norway Lodge in Poulsbo celebrates its 100th; Martha & Mary celebrates its 125th; the Poulsbo First Lutheran Church is 130 years old.

New book casts a fresh look at 20th century women | Kitsap Weekly

Read June Cotner and Barb Mayer’s newest book, “We Are Women / Celebrating Our Wit and Grit,” and it may change how you look at women, particularly the females in your mom, grandmother and great-grandmother’s generations.

  • Mar 5th, 2016

Classic performance for a classic place: guitarist Craig Alden Dell in benefit for Port Gamble Theatre

The historic Port Gamble Theatre welcomes world-renowned acoustic guitarist Craig Alden Dell, a 45-year veteran of the guitar, on March 12.

Take a sip at Brewed Awakening beer and art show Feb. 20

Slaughter County Brewing Company is hosting “Brewed Awakening” at its Port Orchard location, 1307 Bay St., on Saturday, Feb. 20.

  • Feb 13th, 2016

‘Pig out’ at the Valentine’s Day Barn Party Sunday

Feeling like pigging out this weekend? You can do so Sunday and not feel guilty at the Valentine’s Day Barn Party and Pig fundraiser. It will run from 1-3:30 p.m. in Port Orchard.

  • Feb 12th, 2016

Chip Hanauer’s excellent adventure | Kitsap Weekly

The Boat Guy and the Winter Rendezvous return to downtown Poulsbo Feb. 12-14

  • Feb 6th, 2016

Artists honored at ‘Bremerton’s Oscars ceremony’ | Kitsap Weekly

Mayor Patty Lent described the occasion as “Bremerton’s Oscars ceremony for the visual arts.” It was the Collective Visions Gallery Show’s 2016 awards, Jan. 23 in Bremerton’s elegant Admiral Theatre. More than $10,000 in cash and purchase awards were announced.

  • Jan 30th, 2016

Brewing better beer: Kitsap’s growing brew culture | Kitsap Weekly

Winston Churchill said, “Most people hate the taste of beer to begin with. It is, however, a prejudice.” With breweries and the craft-beer market growing, it’s safe to say Washingtonians have become prejudicial about their fondness for beer.

Farewell, Mrs. Weisenberger | On Kingston Time

On Nov. 11, Kingston lost a little piece of itself with the passing of native daughter Lucille Weisenberger. If you grew up in the north end of Kitsap County in the 1940s through the early 1970s, chances are you knew her, though for many of us she was simply Mrs. Weisenberger.

Anderson, Knode, Walker featured poets | Bookends

Finnish-Sami poet Gary Anderson, street poet Shane Knode and local journalist Richard Walker will read some of their works at 7 p.m. Jan. 9 at Poulsbohemian Coffeehouse.

  • Jan 10th, 2016

Local celebrities share their New Year’s resolutions | Kitsap Weekly

It’s a new year, which means, of course, it’s time to recommit ourselves to accomplishing a resolution that will improve ourselves or our community. Need some inspiration? We asked some local notables to show us the mountains they plan to scale in 2016.

  • Dec 31st, 2015

State Parks says, ‘Hey, you, take a hike’ | Kitsap Weekly

Free — now, that’s a good reason to get out and usher in 2016 in the great outdoors

  • Dec 29th, 2015

Kitsap is party central on New Year’s Eve | Kitsap Weekly

Still making plans for New Year’s Eve? Here’s what’s scheduled in Kitsap. How about a dive adventure? Or a retro 1980s dance? Or an indoor beach party? Take a look at this sampling of events. These are just some of the reasons to celebrate the new year close to home.

  • Dec 29th, 2015

Ho-ho-home for the holidays | Stars Above Kitsap

What do you want for Christmas? Really, truly, deeply. Whatever it is, it probably is not for sale at the mall, in a catalog or online. And therein lies the yearning, angst and general unrest of the Season. The outer world demands more of our time and attention at a time our inner world needs more of both.

  • Dec 24th, 2015

Meet Marvel Comics artist Jeffrey Veregge Dec. 5 at Kitsap Mall

Jeffrey Veregge visited Wolfle Elementary School Nov. 20 to talk about his art. Next, he's headed to Silverdale for a meet and greet to share his new comic book, Dec. 5

The land and its citizens deserve our respect | Choices for the Future

I recently had the pleasure of hearing Carl Safina speak. He is the author of “Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Speak.” He started his journey of learning about various wildlife species by talking with a researcher who had studied elephants in Africa for decades. He wanted to know her perspective on elephants based on their similarity to humans, and what we can learn about ourselves.

53 artists, 18 studios featured in Art in the Woods Nov. 6-8 | Kitsap Weekly

In the Art In The Woods Studio Tour, you can visit with talented professionals working in a variety of media. Observe demonstrations in processes such as glass lampwork, raku and etching. The studio sizes range from single-artist working environments to groups of artists in larger venues. The tour is divided into three easy-to-access areas.

  • Nov 6th, 2015

A mission for the spooky season | Stars Above Kitsap

The Season of Dark swirls around us at this New Moon in Scorpio (Nov. 11, 9:47 a.m. PST). As the night force overtakes the day force, and the veil thins, psychologically, the doors to our personal caverns open too.

  • Nov 6th, 2015

Walla Walla Vintners continues to shine | Great Northwest Wines

It’s been quite a year for the team at Walla Walla Vintners. Led by owners Gordy Venneri and Myles Anderson and winemaker William VonMetzger, this winery east of downtown Walla Walla has been capturing medals and acclaim at a fast clip in 2015.

  • Nov 6th, 2015

New bookstore, poetry readings, author workshop | Bookends

Liberty Bay Books opened a Bremerton store for the holiday months of November and December. The location: 409 Pacific Ave., near Hot Java and the Admiral Theater.

  • Nov 6th, 2015

Imbibing with your Paperwhites | Kitsap Weekly

With recent events revolving around alcoholic beverages, it is not surprising I would turn my November column into how-to-liquor-up-paperwhites to stunt their growth.

  • Nov 6th, 2015

Share what you can with neighbors in need | This ‘N’ That

It seems every year the holiday season rolls around earlier than the last. Yet, as children, we thought it was never going to get here, while marking the days off on the calendar. Thanksgiving was big in my family and was so looked forward to in my growing up. We had turkey two times a year, Thanksgiving and Christmas, in those days, unless you were lucky enough to live on a farm raising a few. The Great Depression put a damper on holidays for many. I remember one year during the 1930s, when a local church with little funds left a basket in front of our apartment door with a small turkey and all the trimmings. Mom cried when she found it.

Now featuring fiction | Hansville Happenings

I know it’s a little early to think of December Hansville Happenings, but I don’t want you to miss this one: The Hansville Writing Group is sponsoring an author event from 2-4 p.m. Dec. 6 at the Hansville Community Center.

Maggie’s story: Rescue dog inspires a book

By the hopeful look in her bright brown eyes, no one could have guessed that at just seven weeks of age, her puppyhood was taken from her. It would take someone extraordinary to notice the trying spirit of Maggie Anne, showing her will to flourish in the seemingly dog-eat-dog world.

  • Oct 20th, 2015

Artist presents retrospective at Bainbridge Arts & Crafts | Kitsap Weekly

If Sally Robison were an animal, she would definitely be a cat — although it’s doubtful that nine lives would be enough to contain her creativity.

  • Oct 1st, 2015

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