Do-si-do back to a simpler time in this Seabeck celebration
Best-selling young readers fantasy author Christopher Paolini is on tour promoting his latest book, “Inheritance,” the concluding novel in the Inheritance series.
Paolini will make a stop on his multi-city tour on Nov. 28 at 7 p.m. at Bainbridge High School Commons, 9330 NE High School Road, Bainbridge Island.
I was able to chat with him in between tour visits to learn a bit about him and his popular series.
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.
My mannerly Grandma Win surely cringes in her grave when my family dines.
Our elbows are on the table and our napkins aren’t properly placed in our laps. I can practically hear her chanting, “Mabel, Mabel, if you’re able, keep your elbows off the table.”
In our culture of quick meals and hurried schedules, our table etiquette has become a tad rusty. This Thanksgiving, I plan to reclaim a civil dining table. Of course, I need to refresh my own etiquette memory.
If you are a card-carrying library patron, did you know your card allows you to go beyond checking out stacks of books?
With your card you can learn a new language. Or find a long lost relative. Or finally discover the reason your 1973 Trans Am won’t start. This can all be done at the website, www.krl.org.
Chris Casad was a giver.
He gave his time and energy as an active board member of the South Kitsap Helpline Food Bank and the local chapter of the Kiwanis Club.
Professionally, he spent his 33-year career as a public servant working in the Kitsap County Prosecutor’s Office.
“Chris was always the first person to volunteer at our club,” said Cerissa Holme, a friend and fellow Kiwanis Club member. “He always put others’ needs in front of his own.”
On these short days when we receive only about nine and a half hours of daylight, you may find yourself humming the old Simon & Garfunkel tune that starts with “Hello darkness, my old friend.”
This weekend the air inside the Kitsap County Fairgrounds may smell like a mechanic’s garage when swap meet vendors pack more than 30,000 square feet with anything automobile-related.
“The majority of the items will be vintage stuff,” said coordinator Jim Barnes. “You’re liable to find just about anything automobile-related.”
When you walk into the Pyrex Museum inside the Amy Burnett Gallery in Bremerton, you can practically taste scalloped potatoes. Or chicken divan—or any other dish that once was served in these retro, decorative dishes.