Opinion

Kiwanis 2020 Scholarship awardees announced

Meeting via Zoom, the Greater Kingston Kiwanis Club is still managing to provide service to the Kingston in this time of pandemic response. In addition… Continue reading

  • Jun 2, 2020

 

How trees talk to each other

How much do you understand those old familiar trees you enjoy each day from the window or porch? What goes on between your trees? One… Continue reading

 

Port Gamble gears up for summer amid a new normal

Traditionally, summertime in Port Gamble means big festivals like June Faire and Old Mill Days. Though Port Gamble will not be hosting those festivals, the… Continue reading

 

The pressure is mounting for Washington State Ferries

When we finally leap into our summer ferry schedule we’ll be landing in a fleet that’s two boats short. When breakdowns occur there won’t be… Continue reading

Is there any good news?

Kitsap, Naturally

Unemployment payments provide necessary cushion for jobless Americans

America’s unemployment rate is suddenly approaching historic levels. Since the COVID-19 pandemic began almost two months ago, roughly 30.3 million people have filed for jobless… Continue reading

Don C. Brunell

Apples, potatoes key to post-coronavirus recovery

Our state is blessed with some of the most creative people and businesses in the world. Many of their innovations are making key differences during… Continue reading

Don C. Brunell

Realty in the time of COVID-19

Dear Jan: We are ready to list our home. Will the coronavirus have any impact on the marketability of our home? MMB Dear MMB: These… Continue reading

Looking forward to brighter days in Port Gamble

All of us in Port Gamble are anxiously awaiting May 4, 2020 to come up and see what the next steps are for Washington State… Continue reading

Rotary continues business, but not as usual

115 would be a bad golf score; it would score a ticket on Highway 3, Or a sunburn on an August day. This number though… Continue reading

Kiwanis digs deep to support food banks

When the scheduled April 18 Kiwanis food drive had to be canceled in order to reduce exposure for Kiwanis members to COVID-19, members recognized the… Continue reading

  • Apr 27, 2020

Navigating beside giants

To kick off our northwest boating season, a local ship captain recommends reading “How to Avoid Huge Ships” by John Trimmer. Here’s a no-frills distillation… Continue reading

Two catastrophes, directly linked

COVID-19 has given the world a moment to think. We can take some of this time to become familiar with the direct correlation between the… Continue reading

COVID-19 journal: Part II

ShareNet & You

Coronavirus strains medical waste system

While lots of attention surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic is on finding ample medical supplies — ventilators, masks, gloves and sterilized hospital gowns — there is… Continue reading

Kingston Rotary Club helps with move-in

This move-in had no pizza and no beer. Kingston Rotarians, however, were nourished with coffee, cookies, and brownies on a drizzly Saturday, in early March,… Continue reading

COVID-19 stalls ferry meetings, service to Canada

Between the car deck and the passenger cabin there’s the warning that’s in the cartoon. I muse on what the “full extent of the law”… Continue reading

Staying safe in the outbreak

Coronavirus (COVID-19) has now been diagnosed in all 50 states. Everyone’s daily routine must change. Everyone now has a duty to stay safe and help… Continue reading

What’s your kid to do?

Parents, I can sympathize. Keeping little kids amused and occupied while school is out but they can’t go out or play inside with friends, is… Continue reading

Forests in the sea

As I kick slowly through an amazing underwater setting, I’m surrounded by tall slender stands of seaweed, their golden leaves waving gently as I pass.… Continue reading