Life

<em>Seema Akkar and Mackenzie Rivers were married in August 2017.</em>
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Want to know the secret to a successful marriage? Ask the experts

Medication technician turns to long-time married couples at Brookdale Montclair

 

SKHS Class of ‘78 reunion is June 30

Fortieth anniversary reunion set for Bremerton Convention Center

 

Kelly Hines and Michael Wright

POULSBO — Kelly Hines and Michael Wright will marry in September in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Claudia and Dennis Hines… Continue reading

 

Clubs & Culture

HISTORY CLUB: The Central Kitsap History Club will meet at 3 p.m. Feb. 21 at Central Kitsap High School. A tour of the school will… Continue reading

Bremerton High School alum Wayne Ayers Jr. created an online publication, WhereIsTheBuzz. He lived without a stable home for most years of his childhood in Bremerton. (Courtesy/Wayne Ayers Jr.)

From homelessness to launching a media business

Wayne Ayers’s circumstances instilled in him a sense of generosity, and a belief in himself

Bremerton High School alum Wayne Ayers Jr. created an online publication, WhereIsTheBuzz. He lived without a stable home for most years of his childhood in Bremerton. (Courtesy/Wayne Ayers Jr.)

New sign creates a Kingston kerfuffle

Lucky us, living in a small town. The joys of small-town life are many, but one of the best is the ability to engage in… Continue reading

SK Community Pride Scholarship seeking applicants

The scholarship is a $2,000 award for a graduating South Kitsap senior.

Writing and editing your book

Being an author and getting your novel or story published is not an easy job. First, you have to write the whole story — yes,… Continue reading

Awakening the path between head and heart

The winds of change howl when eclipses are waking us up. However, the time from one eclipse to the next one, 14 days later, is… Continue reading

A crew mechanically harvests grapes on the western edge of the Wahluke Slope, one of the most important regions for the Washington wine industry. (Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine)

Wahluke Slope plays key role for Washington wineries

The Wahluke Slope is in a remote and arid section of Washington wine country, an 80,000-acre region that was federally designated as an American Viticultural… Continue reading

A crew mechanically harvests grapes on the western edge of the Wahluke Slope, one of the most important regions for the Washington wine industry. (Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine)
Diane Lampshire “was a kind, beautiful and clever person whose life philosophy was, ‘Slow down before you respond to a person who is upset. It may not be about you,’” her daughter, Paula Knight, said. (Paula Knight collection)

For Diane Lampshire, life was about love and learning

Completed studies in bookkeeping, clothing design; created costumes for community theater

Diane Lampshire “was a kind, beautiful and clever person whose life philosophy was, ‘Slow down before you respond to a person who is upset. It may not be about you,’” her daughter, Paula Knight, said. (Paula Knight collection)

SKHS Class of ‘78 reunion is June 30

Fortieth anniversary reunion set for Bremerton Convention Center

Quinn Ward

Cherish and be present in the moment

Last week, I was a “yes mom” for a day. I used to be a laid-back in-the-moment parent, especially when I had one child. But… Continue reading

Quinn Ward
Kelly McIntyre will present her tribute to legendary late blues rock singer Janis Joplin in “A Night With Janis Joplin” Feb. 13 at the Admiral Theatre.
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Live, at the Admiral

Great nights to help you forget the short days

Kelly McIntyre will present her tribute to legendary late blues rock singer Janis Joplin in “A Night With Janis Joplin” Feb. 13 at the Admiral Theatre.
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The gill-cover of this rockfish, endemic to our waters, is tightly closed while the gills themselves efficiently extract oxygen from the water. (Nancy Sefton art/Randy Harwood photo)

Oh, those glorious gills! | Kitsap, Naturally

I caught my first fish when I was 12, sitting in a small boat with my grandpa on a lake in eastern Washington. Something took… Continue reading

The gill-cover of this rockfish, endemic to our waters, is tightly closed while the gills themselves efficiently extract oxygen from the water. (Nancy Sefton art/Randy Harwood photo)
Suzanne O’Clair

Cosmic invitations to upgrade our humanity

Star patterns change like a circle in a spiral and a wheel within a wheel. Each day brings a sunrise and sunset and spring follows… Continue reading

Suzanne O’Clair

The problem with short-term thinking

During the short and rainy days of February, it’s noticeably more difficult to keep our energy up. “Maybe tomorrow I’ll trim that tree, rake those… Continue reading

The Malbec block at Seven Hills Vineyard in the Walla Walla Valley was one of the first blocks planted in Pacific Northwest. (Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine)

Washington Malbec growth continues

The global phenomenon swirling around Malbec continues to pick up in Washington wine country, too. The red Bordeaux grape is not only a big player… Continue reading

The Malbec block at Seven Hills Vineyard in the Walla Walla Valley was one of the first blocks planted in Pacific Northwest. (Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine)

Fathoms O’ Fun pageant kicks off with Royal Tea to debut contestants Jan. 28

PORT ORCHARD — Eleven contestants will be competing for the right to be Port Orchard royalty this year in the Fathoms O’ Fun pageant. Five… Continue reading

The history of Jackson Hall Memorial Association and the Scout Hall

The following history of the Scout Hall, which is owned by the Jackson Hall Memorial Association, is from a history compiled (and neatly hand-written) by… Continue reading