Dogs on Deployment contest open now

Looking to support a cause? Dogs on Deployment is a national non-profit dedicated to helping America’s service members find volunteers to board their pets while serving our country. The organization is holding its annual “Military Pet of the Year” photo competition to find its new mascot for 2014. The top three finalists are awarded prizes to celebrate their service and pet ownership. For more information, email Photos will be accepted through midnight on Feb. 21. Winners will be announced March 2. Active duty, reservist and honorably discharged veterans are encouraged to enter. For more information on volunteering to board a military pet or donate to the organization, visit

Tax help available for veterans

Looking for some help with your taxes?
Visit H&R Block Bremerton Naval Base and Poulsbo. Call to schedule an appointment. Get a free review of up to three years’ worth of taxes.
Appointments may be scheduled through April 15.
The address is 120 S Dewey St. Building 846, Bremerton, and 19723 10th Ave. NE Suite 104, in Poulsbo.
Call 360-813-3000 or 360-779-3515 for more information.