Donna Lee Anderson

Hansville is ready to rummage | Hansville Happenings | August

Here we are again — August in Hansville. Of course this means the big event at the Greater Hansville Community Center at Buck Lake is… Continue reading

A taste of summer | Hansville Happenings | June

When you live in a place as beautiful as the Kitsap Pennisula — and in particular, Hansville — you expect summer visitors. They come to… Continue reading

Hansville is hopping | Hansville Happenings | May

Every one I know has a busy life. Mothers are taking the kids to school and then they volunteer to help teachers or they go… Continue reading

The whole world runs on attitude | Hansville Happenings | March

The dictionary says that attitude is an opinion or a way of thinking. I guess I agree and after thinking about it, I think the… Continue reading

Ideas for the month of love | Hansville Happenings | February

The question is, “Who do you want to send your love to?” Well, it’s February and it’s the month of love so again, the question… Continue reading

Finding patience in the New Year | Hansville Happenings | January

Every year we say “Happy New Year” but isn’t it really “Happy Newest Year?” Last year was a new year and the year before that… Continue reading

A guide to holiday ‘fun’ | Hansville Happenings | December

If you can whisk though the Thanksgiving family dinner, go shopping the day after in search of that ‘just perfect gift’ for Christmas, and coast… Continue reading

Hansville Happenings: Things to learn

Kissing has been around since some guy decided he could get what he wanted with a little pursing of the lips. When I was a… Continue reading

Happy birthday to the Hansville Church

Have you driven past the Hansville Church lately? Looks pretty much the same as usual, doesn’t it? But did you know that this year marks… Continue reading

Hansville Happenings: It’s never done

The other day a friend said to me, “You know, no matter how hard you work, it’s never done.”I’ve been thinking about this and I… Continue reading

Hansville Happenings: Traveling is fun, right?

Aren’t vacations wonderful?

Hansville Happenings: secret admirers

OK, here we are again … facing February. This is the month filled with all that giving of candy, flowers and beautiful cards.There was once… Continue reading

Hansville Happenings: A million please

I’m old enough to remember when a million of anything was a BIG amount.I had a teacher who thought to teach us how much a… Continue reading


My first reaction as I turned the calendar was IT’S JULY ALREADY! Where has this year gone?

Free this month? Go out and make a new friend

The dictionary says a friend is ‘one with whom a person shares mutual affection, respect and regard. A person that cares.’ Look around you. How many people can you count as a friend? Is it the fellow next door that mows your lawn sometimes when he mows his? Is it the one that phones you for no reason, but just to say hello? Could it be a person you don’t know, but they write books you love to read? As I write this I count myself so lucky. I have many friends.