Leslie Kelly

Poulsbo Lions are the force behind Bellringer

Fund is less than one-third of way to goal

 

Silverdale blood donations site busy

SILVERDALE — Bloodworks Northwest in Silverdale accepted donations through 4 p.m. Dec. 18 and will be open Dec. 19 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.… Continue reading

 

Mural artist Cory Bennett enlivens the commercial scene

This feature leads our regular coverage of entrepreneurship and innovation in Kitsap.

 

Volunteers at St. Vincent dePaul perpare to hand out food for the holidays.
                                Nick Twietmeyer | Kitsap News Group

Mother of twins gets help from St. Vincent dePaul | Bellringer Fund

POULSBO — If not for St. Vincent dePaul at St. Olaf Church in Poulsbo, Sherrie Hill may have been living on the streets with her… Continue reading

Volunteers at St. Vincent dePaul perpare to hand out food for the holidays.
                                Nick Twietmeyer | Kitsap News Group
Harmony Tyson received a $20 gift from an anonymous donor, and spent it on gifts for others. (Bethany Swift/Contributed)

A lesson in generosity

Girl receives a gift from an anonymous shopper, then uses it to buy gifts for others

Harmony Tyson received a $20 gift from an anonymous donor, and spent it on gifts for others. (Bethany Swift/Contributed)
Colleen Smidt

Community activist Colleen Smidt dies at 48

Served on county, school district committees; wrote column for Bremerton Patriot and Central Kitsap Reporter

Colleen Smidt
Volunteers work at ShareNet’s food bank, preparing for clients to shop for groceries.
                                Contributed photo

ShareNet is there in time of need | Poulsbo Lions Raab Foundation Bellringer Fund

KINGSTON — When Lorraine Doleman of Kingston found herself taking in two nephews and two grandchildren, she knew she needed help. And she knew just… Continue reading

Volunteers work at ShareNet’s food bank, preparing for clients to shop for groceries.
                                Contributed photo
Victoria Detrick takes a break from unpacking her belongings at her new apartment she was able to secure with the help of North Kitsap Fishline.
                                Leslie Kelly/Kitsap News Group

Fishline helps local woman find a home

POULSBO — Without North Kitsap Fishline, Victoria Detrick would still be living in her van. The 67-year-old grandmother is now in an apartment in Silverdale,… Continue reading

Victoria Detrick takes a break from unpacking her belongings at her new apartment she was able to secure with the help of North Kitsap Fishline.
                                Leslie Kelly/Kitsap News Group
Visits to local tree farms are part of the season.
                                Kitsap News Group file photo

Finding that perfect (local) tree

It’s just a few weeks until Santa comes down that chimney. Make sure he’ll be impressed when he sees your tree. Here’s a friendly guide… Continue reading

Visits to local tree farms are part of the season.
                                Kitsap News Group file photo
Volunteers stirng lights for the annual festivities.

It takes a village to put on Kitsap County’s biggest light show

KINGSTON — At 5 p.m. Dec. 2, Santa Claus will say the magic words and turn Kingston’s marina park into a Kingston Cove Christmas wonderland.… Continue reading

Volunteers stirng lights for the annual festivities.
Lone Hansen straightens PAL fellow members hangings at Central Markets upstairs cafe.

Making Poulsbo brighter one painting at a time

POULSBO — Local artists are making Poulsbo more colorful. There are more than 150 locally created pieces of art displayed in town, thanks to members… Continue reading

Lone Hansen straightens PAL fellow members hangings at Central Markets upstairs cafe.
Pages from my mother’s journal and a memory book I gave her.

Things I never knew my mother kept | Parenting Parents

Term papers from the 1950s. Her father’s Bible. And every card she ever got. Those were the hidden treasures among my mother’s things. After my… Continue reading

Pages from my mother’s journal and a memory book I gave her.

Climbing a mountain leads to philanthropic venture

At the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro is, at best, a strange place to make new friends. But that’s just what happened for Rebecca Carlson. Carlson,… Continue reading

Shelter available for those in need during winter

POULSBO — It’s getting colder at night. And darker earlier in the evening. Winter’s on its way. And as you drive home in your warm… Continue reading

Bonnie Chrey helps a library patron check out a book from the Tracyton Library. Anyone can use the independent library.
                                Leslie Kelly | Kitsap Daily News

Volunteers are the heartbeat of Tracyton Library

30 years independent of regional system

Bonnie Chrey helps a library patron check out a book from the Tracyton Library. Anyone can use the independent library.
                                Leslie Kelly | Kitsap Daily News
Cannabis City in Seattle was the first cannabis store to open after recreational marijuana became legal.
Cannabis City in Seattle was the first cannabis store to open after recreational marijuana became legal.
Try this Mac & Cheese for a cold weather dish.

Enjoy this Mac & Cheese | Potluck

Eating alone at home has a lot going for it. There is no pressure to entertain anyone, you don’t have to share your food, and… Continue reading

Try this Mac & Cheese for a cold weather dish.

Liquor and Cannabis Board hears public comment on recreational marijuana home grows

Agency tasked by new law to conduct study and make recommendations to Legislature by Dec. 1.

The Dos and Don’ts of pot in Washington state | Northwest Chronicle

• What to do: Purchase cannabis in a legal pot shop Learn about cannabis indica and sativa Consume cannabis in a private location Ask ahead… Continue reading

Types of marijuana: What effect do you want?

Any seasoned smoker knows there are three distinct types of marijuana: Sativa, Indica and Hybrid. The plants of cannabis Indica and cannabis Sativa have been… Continue reading