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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.                                Admiral Theatre photo

Live, at the Admiral

Great nights to help you forget the short days

 

Jennifer J. Wilhoit and Writer’s Helper | Bookends

Jennifer J. Wilhoit and Writer’s Helper | Bookends

Meeting with authors and those other participants in the writing world is one of the great perks of writing this column. I’ve met those who… Continue reading

 

Summer brings a healing breeze and asks that we guide our inner teens, now in Cancer, to higher levels of emotional intelligence. (Creative Outlet)

A Social Grasshopper, a Rowdy Teen and a Healing Breeze | Stars Above

In the summertime, the birds sing and everything…and just like that, summer’s here! The Solstice sun stands at the peak of its journey to the… Continue reading

Summer brings a healing breeze and asks that we guide our inner teens, now in Cancer, to higher levels of emotional intelligence. (Creative Outlet)
Well-grown Penstemon ‘Blackbird’ is known to carry up to 75 flowers per stem. (Debbie Teashon/Contributed)

Penstemons: the showy native perennial| Garden Life

What can be said about the perennials Penstemon, commonly called beard tongue? Plenty! The genus Penstemon has a vast collection of flowering plants that are… Continue reading

Well-grown Penstemon ‘Blackbird’ is known to carry up to 75 flowers per stem. (Debbie Teashon/Contributed)
Don’t leave your pet alone in a vehicle, especially in warmer weather. (Kitsap Humane Society/Contributed)

Traveling with Your Pets | Pets & People

Summer is peak travel time and many love to get out and adventure in new places with their two- and four-legged family members. Because traveling… Continue reading

Don’t leave your pet alone in a vehicle, especially in warmer weather. (Kitsap Humane Society/Contributed)
The Bainbridge Island Museum of Art’s ‘Women in Photography’ exhibit will be on display from June 24 to Oct. 1. (Kitsap Weekly cover design by John Rodriguez)

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art presents ‘Women in Photography’ | Kitsap Weekly

“You can’t tell the sex of the photographer by the photograph. A camera image is either good, bad or mediocre.”— Laura Gilpin BAINBRIDGE ISLAND —… Continue reading

The Bainbridge Island Museum of Art’s ‘Women in Photography’ exhibit will be on display from June 24 to Oct. 1. (Kitsap Weekly cover design by John Rodriguez)
Quinn Ward

Funny things kids say | Kid Wisdom

Laughing is one of our favorite activities at my house. My son, Dawson, and I share a silly sense of humor. We love to replace… Continue reading

Quinn Ward
According to Kingston Lavender Festival organizer Matt Kelley, “Our region just happens to be one of the world’s best places to grow lavender.” (Tasha Vanasse / Contributed)

Kingston Lavender Festival is June 23-25 | Kitsap Weekly cover story

KINGSTON — As the sun begins to peek its bright head out for longer periods of time in the Pacific Northwest, it’s time to find… Continue reading

According to Kingston Lavender Festival organizer Matt Kelley, “Our region just happens to be one of the world’s best places to grow lavender.” (Tasha Vanasse / Contributed)
“Grandma’s Bedtime Stories” is the first book of a series written by Sandy S. Fisher. (Sandy S. Fisher/Contributed)

Read Kim Vogler’s “Home Before Dark” and Sandy S. Fisher’s “Grandma’s Bedtime Stories” | Bookends

Many of you readers have been through the trials and tribulations of starting a business. In “Home Before Dark,” author Kim Vogler has us follow… Continue reading

“Grandma’s Bedtime Stories” is the first book of a series written by Sandy S. Fisher. (Sandy S. Fisher/Contributed)
When furnishing your garden, unite it by employing similar colors, materials, and even same plant material. (Debbie Teashon / Contributed)

Downsize garden with supersize design ideas | Garden Life

If you live with a postage stamp yard or balcony, and still, want a garden, you need to think small on space and go big… Continue reading

When furnishing your garden, unite it by employing similar colors, materials, and even same plant material. (Debbie Teashon / Contributed)
One of the Pacific Northwest’s leading bottlings of any white wine touches on a number of the reasons why Chardonnay is No. 1 among many Americans. (Chateau Ste. Michelle/Contributed)

Bargain whites offer refreshment on warmer days | Northwest Wines

With the arrival of sunny skies across the Pacific Northwest, it’s that time of year when we want to always have a couple of white… Continue reading

One of the Pacific Northwest’s leading bottlings of any white wine touches on a number of the reasons why Chardonnay is No. 1 among many Americans. (Chateau Ste. Michelle/Contributed)
Can you name that bird? | Kitsap Birding

Can you name that bird? | Kitsap Birding

A rose by any other name may smell as sweet, but knowing its name makes it uniquely yours. There is latent power in names because… Continue reading

Can you name that bird? | Kitsap Birding
Cascadia Wine Competition helps identify region’s best

Cascadia Wine Competition helps identify region’s best

That miserable winter has transitioned into a slow start to spring in the Pacific Northwest, but the wines in our region have never been better,… Continue reading

Cascadia Wine Competition helps identify region’s best
Author Dave Richards and The Seattle 7 Writers

Author Dave Richards and The Seattle 7 Writers

Did you know that April is Autism Month? Cindy Rasmussen wrote a book, “Autism, a Family Journey.” It is available through Amazon and was… Continue reading

Author Dave Richards and The Seattle 7 Writers
Farmers market season begins in Kitsap| Kitsap Weekly

Farmers market season begins in Kitsap| Kitsap Weekly

It’s time to dust off those wicker baskets and sun hats as we flock to farmers markets to buy local fresh-cut flowers, fresh-grown produce, yummy… Continue reading

Farmers market season begins in Kitsap| Kitsap Weekly

How to “incubate” guidance from your dreams | Dream Times

Did you know, you can use your dreams to “incubate” information about desired goals? Losing weight is a common goal, for example, so one dreamer… Continue reading

Spring has sprung; do you have a plan? | Garden Life

Spring has sprung; do you have a plan? | Garden Life

You plan for a wedding, you plan for retirement, and you plan for a trip to Hawaii. Do you make plans for your garden? Do… Continue reading

Spring has sprung; do you have a plan? | Garden Life
A chat with Paul Lewis | Bookends

A chat with Paul Lewis | Bookends

Correction: The Memoir Writing Class I am presenting is on May 6, not May 26 as was printed erroneously in my last column. Sorry if… Continue reading

A chat with Paul Lewis | Bookends
Syrah is playing a key role in Northwest red blends | Northwest Wines

Syrah is playing a key role in Northwest red blends | Northwest Wines

After Australia flooded the U.S. market with inexpensive and uninteresting Shiraz, Syrah has been a tough sell with consumers. Yet acreage and tonnage of Syrah… Continue reading

Syrah is playing a key role in Northwest red blends | Northwest Wines