Erin Jennings

Women’s empowerment program wins humanitarian service award | Kitsap Week

The Silverdale-based Maasai Women’s Education and Empowerment Program USA was awarded the Kitsap Peninsula Global Humanitarian Award Dec. 4, at the 2011 RESULTS Benefit Luncheon.


The end of a tree-dition; Annual festival takes a ‘bough’| Kitsap Week

One year, her tree had a sleigh theme. Another year, it was decorated with vintage-looking dolls. This year’s theme is “Cooking with Claus” and features gingerbread. For each of the last 24 years, Sandra Carlson has decorated a Christmas tree, each with its own unique theme, for the Festival of Trees. So she wasn’t about to miss the 25th and final event.


A rockin’ weekend in Port Gamble | Kitsap Week

The inaugural Port Gamble Rock 'n' Blues Festival takes place Aug. 27-28.


Invoking the Sanity Clause

As the world goes holiday mad, keep your cool

Consider light fare for full guests | Ask Erin

Dear Erin, Traditionally we’ve had a sit-down Christmas dinner at our home. Now our children have grown and married and have several homes to visit on Christmas.

Celebrate good times, c’mon! Poulsbo will be dancing in the streets on Saturday

Poulsbo will be dancing in the street on Saturday.

Becoming an empowered patient; Book co-written by local author to be featured on “The View”

Not too long ago, if you received a life-changing medical diagnosis, you may have picked up the phone and called your Aunt Bert. You might… Continue reading

Ready to rock again; Payday Daddy comes out of retirement with a concert May 7

When the rock band Payday Daddy retired in 2003, they thought their days of playing in smoky bars were over.They were half right.The state banned… Continue reading

Arrgh! Fun in store at the Kitsap Harbor Festival | Kitsap Week

This Memorial Day weekend, no one is allowed to say they are “bored.”  There is just too much to do.Three festivals have merged into one,… Continue reading

Up in the air, junior birdman | Kitsap Week

The annual Fly-In takes place on Saturday. The event flies an average of 110 children each year.

Some films are not suitable for children | Ask Erin

Settling into a darkened movie theater, large popcorn in hand, ready to sit back and enjoy the show, when in walks a parent with small children.

Ask Erin: Falling produce and recruiting volunteers | Kitsap Week

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Jamming away the January Blues

Banish post-holiday blahs with toe tapping music

Ask Erin: Options for dealing with noisy neighbors | Kitsap Week

I read your recent article in the Kitsap Week section of the Bremerton Patriot and was wondering if you might have some advice for my situation. This used to be a very quiet neighborhood. However, a year or so ago a family moved in “kitty-corner” across the street from us. Last summer they parked their car in their driveway, opened the doors and turned on the stereo full blast.

Manners matter in electronic conversations | Ask Erin

It used to be that whenever an email from “Carl” showed up in my inbox, I would cringe. “Conceited Carl,” I nicknamed him, for his messages were frequently terse and borderline rude.

Behold the berry; Blackberries are celebrated in full force at the Bremerton Blackberry Festival | Kitsap Week

The annual Blackberry Festival runs Saturday through Monday along the boardwalk in Bremerton.

Christmas Bird Count tallies Kitsap’s feathered friends

Bird counters scour Kitsap County searching tree and sky, searching for species, both common and rare.  Although “rare” is relative.    “I’ve traveled around the… Continue reading

Still crazy in love | Kitsap Week

Longtime Kitsap residents share their tips for a successful marriage

Still shining: For over 130 years, the light has shone from the Point No Point Lighthouse

The picturesque Point No Point Lighthouse continues to safely guide marine traffic.