Kitsap County

“Nocturnal” written by Mark Allen, is a story set in present-day San Diego, where a “drug war rages” on both sides of the border. An undercover policeman has infiltrated the cartel and is marked for death. But a vampire saves the young cop’s life and “protects him as they take down the cartel and discover who sold him out.” (Mark Allen / Contributed)

AARP says reading is good for your health | Bookends

In a recent issue of the AARP Bulletin, they listed 50 great ways to live longer. This was No. 37 on the list: “You need… Continue reading

“Nocturnal” written by Mark Allen, is a story set in present-day San Diego, where a “drug war rages” on both sides of the border. An undercover policeman has infiltrated the cartel and is marked for death. But a vampire saves the young cop’s life and “protects him as they take down the cartel and discover who sold him out.” (Mark Allen / Contributed)
Before you interact with a dog you don’t know, it’s important to ask the owner’s permission. (DarrylAnn Girardin / Contributed)

Getting ready for spring with your pet | Pets & People

Spring is upon us! With the rising temperatures and nicer weather, many dogs and their families begin venturing outdoors in search of fun things to… Continue reading

Before you interact with a dog you don’t know, it’s important to ask the owner’s permission. (DarrylAnn Girardin / Contributed)
Exchange students in Kitsap County for the school year, through the Aspect Foundation.                                Photo courtesy of Jodi Moore

Hosting exchange students provides families opportunities to learn more about other cultures

PORT ORCHARD — A first time empty-nester, Jodi Moore turned to her years-long involvement in the Aspect Foundation to keep her home from feeling too… Continue reading

Exchange students in Kitsap County for the school year, through the Aspect Foundation.                                Photo courtesy of Jodi Moore

Silverdale JCPenney likely to close in coming months

SILVERDALE — JCPenney announced Feb. 24 that it plans to close two distribution facilities and about 130-140 retail locations during the next few months. Though… Continue reading

OC and PSNS & IMF are finalists for outstanding college/corporate partnership award

BREMERTON - Olympic College is a national finalist for the American Association of Community College (AACC) Outstanding College/Corporate Partnership Award. OC is being recognized for… Continue reading

Despite efforts to restore habitat and clean our waters, wild salmon runs are still struggling and hatchery fish comprise 90 percent of fish caught. (Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission)
Despite efforts to restore habitat and clean our waters, wild salmon runs are still struggling and hatchery fish comprise 90 percent of fish caught. (Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission)

Dramatic illusions or basic reality? | Stars Above Kitsap

Planets and signs behave and misbehave - just like we do. The current cosmic snapshot shows two months of see-sawing between ‘whatever’ and in your… Continue reading

Red Willow Vineyard in the western end of the Yakima Valley is topped by the iconic chapel that stands as a tribute to the late Monsignor Mulcahy, a cherished friend of vineyard owner Mike Sauer. (Eric Degerman/Great Northwest Wine)

Northwest Wine: Yakima Valley remains the cradle of Washington wine | Northwest Wines

The Yakima Valley is the heart of the Washington wine industry. It is dripping with history, leading us to dub it the cradle of the… Continue reading

Red Willow Vineyard in the western end of the Yakima Valley is topped by the iconic chapel that stands as a tribute to the late Monsignor Mulcahy, a cherished friend of vineyard owner Mike Sauer. (Eric Degerman/Great Northwest Wine)
A Jay feather found on a sidewalk in Poulsbo. (Sophie Bonomi / Kitsap Daily News)

The many facets of dream symbols | Dream Times

Unassuming dream images, feelings or impressions are often dismissed as insignificant in our high-tech world of complexities and left-brained machinations. An image that threads various… Continue reading

A Jay feather found on a sidewalk in Poulsbo. (Sophie Bonomi / Kitsap Daily News)
Red-breasted Nuthatches often hang upside down on suet feeders. Their song has been compared to the sound of a tiny tin bugle. (Carrie Griffis / Contributed)

Bird Song Memory Hooks | Kitsap Birding

Exuberance bursts into song each spring as yards come alive with courting birds. The songs may sound jumbled to the untrained ear, but avid birders… Continue reading

Red-breasted Nuthatches often hang upside down on suet feeders. Their song has been compared to the sound of a tiny tin bugle. (Carrie Griffis / Contributed)
‘WAServes’ works to improve quality of care, access to critical services for service members, veterans and their families

‘WAServes’ works to improve quality of care, access to critical services for service members, veterans and their families

SEATTLE — The Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University and the Schultz Family Foundation have launched WAServes, a network of veteran service… Continue reading

‘WAServes’ works to improve quality of care, access to critical services for service members, veterans and their families
Representatives of the Kitsap Immigrant Assistance Center at the Kitsap Builds Bridges, Not Walls vigil Feb. 25. KIAC is an important resource for the local immigrant community.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

Grassroots ‘resistance’ event March 11 at McClouds

BREMERTON — The American Civil Liberties Union is launching a grassroots mobilization platform called PeoplePower.org on March 11. Across the nation, people in hundreds of… Continue reading

Representatives of the Kitsap Immigrant Assistance Center at the Kitsap Builds Bridges, Not Walls vigil Feb. 25. KIAC is an important resource for the local immigrant community.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

Application deadline April 30 for Flotsam and Jetsam Garden Club scholarships, grants

HANSVILLE — The Flotsam and Jetsam Garden Club of Hansville is offering scholarships of $1,000 to $3,000 to students pursuing degrees or certificates in an… Continue reading

March 3 2017 Kitsap Weekly cover.

The day Kingston was bombed

A weapon of war reached Apple Tree Point

March 3 2017 Kitsap Weekly cover.

Systemic problems in system of property assessments

Last year, my wife and I were the lucky winners of a 221-percent property assessment increase. We decided to appeal and I set out to… Continue reading

Paws Gourmet, Inc., located in Marysville, Washington, was acquired by Tim Hall and Traci Woody-Carmen in December 2016. They’re now in the process of transferring what is now called Paws Gourmet Bakery to Silverdale. The plan is to open March 6.                                Photo courtesy of Paws Gourmet Bakery Facebook page

Paws Gourmet Bakery moves to Silverdale

SILVERDALE — Paws Gourmet Bakery is moving in and settling down. This bakery is a little different than the average: they focus on fun, whimsical,… Continue reading

Paws Gourmet, Inc., located in Marysville, Washington, was acquired by Tim Hall and Traci Woody-Carmen in December 2016. They’re now in the process of transferring what is now called Paws Gourmet Bakery to Silverdale. The plan is to open March 6.                                Photo courtesy of Paws Gourmet Bakery Facebook page

Births

The following births were reported by Harrison Medical Center, Bremerton. Dec. 15: To Katrina and Erik Overby Jr. of Poulsbo, a boy. Dec. 16: To… Continue reading

State disciplines local health care providers

OLYMPIA — The state Department of Health has taken disciplinary actions or withdrawn charges against the following health care providers in Kitsap. The Pharmacy Commission… Continue reading

Laughing Dog Kitchen’s coffee cake muffin is one of their most popular items.                                Photo courtesy Danielle George / Laughing Dog Kitchen

Laughing Dog Kitchen raises funds for a food truck at pop-up location fundraiser March 3

BREMERTON — “Some people like cupcakes exclusively, while myself I say there is naught, nor ought there be, nothing so exalted on the face of… Continue reading

Laughing Dog Kitchen’s coffee cake muffin is one of their most popular items.                                Photo courtesy Danielle George / Laughing Dog Kitchen