Annette Wright

<em>The sparrow-sized Northern Pygmy Owl, an aggressive hunter with large feet and big eyes, has false eye spots at the back of its head that confuse predators.	 </em>Photo by Paul Bannick

The owl’s year and Christmas cheer

With their haunting calls, yellow, unblinking eyes, and the startling whoosh they make as they glide invisibly in the dead of night, it’s no wonder… Continue reading

 

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Tuesday Talk will cover controversial weed killer

 

<em>The Greater Hansville Community Center’s 50th Annual Rummage Sale will be held on Aug. 10 through Aug. 11.					 </em> Nick Twietmeyer / Kitsap News Group

Hansville Rummage Sale takes plenty of teamwork

Hundreds of volunteers came together this year to organize the Greater Hansville Community Center’s 50th Annual Rummage Sale. Such a huge undertaking takes coordination, collaboration,… Continue reading

 

Summertime and the living is fun

The mountains are out and so is the sun! Time to enjoy Hansville’s two annual open-air events. Remember, all you need for a week’s worth… Continue reading

Get your hands dirty in April

Battle against plastic There are 400 billion stars in the Milky Way and 5.25 trillion pieces of plastic in our oceans—13 times more. That sobering… Continue reading

Lolita, now about 54-years-old, is doing tricks for an ever-dwindling crowd at Miami’s Seaquarium. Photo by Ingrid N. Visser, Orca Research Trust

The fight to bring Lolita home comes to Hansville

“We are on borrowed time. It’s a wonder she has survived this long,” says Howard Garrett, co-founder of the Orca Network. “But Lolita has a… Continue reading

Lolita, now about 54-years-old, is doing tricks for an ever-dwindling crowd at Miami’s Seaquarium. Photo by Ingrid N. Visser, Orca Research Trust
When Buck Lake froze over for a week or two in the 1930s and 1940s, some Hansvillites ice skated till midnight. (Photo courtesy of Lyn Peterson)

Old stories of icy, foggy, soggy days

Compared to the snow bombs in the Northeast, our weather has been relatively balmy. We’ve enjoyed many sunny, winter days and a very rare and… Continue reading

When Buck Lake froze over for a week or two in the 1930s and 1940s, some Hansvillites ice skated till midnight. (Photo courtesy of Lyn Peterson)

Looking back: The wreck of the SS Admiral Sampson off Point No Point | Hansville Happenings

In the shipping lane off Point No Point, about 320 feet down, the wreck of the SS Admiral Sampson sits, her hull in two pieces.… Continue reading

&lt;em&gt;The “Puppets Please Marionettes” starring Santa and his gang will be at Greater Hansville Community Center’s Children’s Christmas Party.	 &lt;/em&gt;Shirley McManus/Courtesy photo

North-end holiday highlights | Hansville Happenings

The brightest light in the night sky this month will be 2017’s only supermoon, on Dec. 3 weather permitting. That’s when the “Moon Before Yule,”… Continue reading

&lt;em&gt;The “Puppets Please Marionettes” starring Santa and his gang will be at Greater Hansville Community Center’s Children’s Christmas Party.	 &lt;/em&gt;Shirley McManus/Courtesy photo

Time for a change | Hansville Happenings

Ready for some good news? On the personal front, you’re not too old to change. And on the global front, it’s not too late to… Continue reading

‘I took a walk in the woods’ | Hansville Happenings

“I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees,” said Henry David Thoreau, who has inspired generations of Americans to… Continue reading

Our troubled waters, wetter winters | Hansville Happenings

Months of rain, a spate of little quakes in May, what’s next? A plague of murderous crows? Unless Mother Nature has any more surprises for… Continue reading

Good reads at great prices at the GHCC book sale June 9

HANSVILLE — Dynamic couple Alix Kosin and Howie O’Brien sorted through 5,000 books donated this year for the upcoming spring book sale. Were they overwhelmed?… Continue reading

Nature’s wonders close to home | Hansville Happenings

The weather is fine, the earth is showing signs of new life, it’s time to go outside and take a look around. Strange things were… Continue reading

Where the wild things are | Hansville Happenings

I was warned. When I moved here, my neighbors said to be sure my cat and dog were safely indoors before dusk because, if a… Continue reading

Spring is nearly here | Hansville Happenings

The first sign of spring has popped up in my mail box — an invitation to The Northwest Flower &Garden Show, Feb. 22-26. The theme… Continue reading

What Would Santa Say? | Hansville Happenings

“Once again, we come to the holiday season, a deeply religious time that each of us observes, in his own way, by going to the… Continue reading