Leslie Mirkovich stands with Kiwanis Club President John Jay, after being awarded a $500 check and plaque as the 2016 Educator of the Year. - Photo courtesy of Don Macaluso

Blakely teacher is named Educator of the Year

  • Today at 10:04AM

For 43 years, Leslie Mirkovich has taught the same curriculum for the same grade at the same school. She’s the expert on mealworms and states of matter, subtraction by thousands and silent reading. She’s the Blakely champion of second-graders — and former second-graders’ second-graders.

PeaceTrees co-founder to visit Winslow shop

  • Today at 9:28AM

Jerilyn Brusseau, co-founder of PeaceTrees Vietnam, will speak at The Traveler at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 30.

THE JOB SQUAD: Library volunteers tell seekers what they want and how to get it

  • Jun 26, 2016 at 10:11AM

As a career specialist, Carina Langstraat advises all sorts of people. She’s met with a foreign service officer, a Gates Foundation project manager, a North Kitsap teacher and a homeschooled ninth-grader.

Classic golf tourney draws a crowd

  • Jun 26, 2016 at 10:07AM

The recent 26th annual Meadowmeer Classic gold tournament saw a slew of island duffers take home titles.

Teen writing camp is Monday at the Bainbridge Public Library

  • Jun 26, 2016 at 10:05AM

Teens can learn to write engaging characters, dialogue and exciting new worlds during a free, four-day writing camp sponsored by the Bainbridge Public Library that starts at 2 p.m. Monday, June 27.

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