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YWCA opens office on Bainbridge Island

For the first time in a long time — maybe ever — the YWCA of Kitsap County will have a storefront office on Bainbridge Island.… Continue reading

Saying goodbye to someone you’ve never met | Guest viewpoint

Just how do you say goodbye to someone you’ve never met? That’s what I’m struggling with right now. For the past 10 years, I’ve sponsored… Continue reading

Killer whales: Shared tales from the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum curator

If you live in the Pacific Northwest, you’ve probably heard a lot about killer whales. Around here, there are sightseeing boat tours designed to bring… Continue reading

Rent a crib, courtesy of a Port Orchard couple

It took a trip home to Los Angeles to see their grandparents for Vicky and Chris Lucas to discover a new way to add to… Continue reading

Sewing from Back of Beyond: Janet Nichols hems, mends and alters | BAINBRIDGE WOMEN IN BUSINESS

If you’ve lived on Bainbridge Island for the past dozen years, chances are you’ve had something hemmed, fixed or altered by Janet Nichols. Nichols is… Continue reading

Everyone has their favorites at the Kitsap County Fair

Thousands of people made their way to the Kitsap County Fair & Stampede last weekend during five days of sun and fun. Each and every one of them had their own reasons for coming and their own favorite event.

Fair board serves all year to plan for fair | KITSAP COUNTY FAIR

Mike Brady will admit that over the years, there’s been a few “fender benders” when cars have been parking at the fair. But his goal is to make sure every single car, truck, and RV gets in and out of the fairgrounds dent-free.

Heart By Heart to perform on Wednesday | KITSAP COUNTY FAIR

It happened almost by chance. If it hadn’t been for a gig in Alaska where they were asked to open for Dwight Yoakam, Heart By Heart may never have been formed.

Kitsap Fair has changed through the years | KITSAP COUNTY FAIR

Ever wonder if the fair we enjoy these days looks anything like the fair of the past? A journey through the annual scrapbooks kept by the fair board may hold the answers.

Exotic birds are always a highlight at the fair | KITSAP COUNTY FAIR

When most people think of the county fair they think of horses, pigs and cows. And maybe a rabbit or two. But Kitsap County’s fair has something to offer that no others do. Exotic birds.

Fair & Stampede will go purple on Friday | KITSAP COUNTY FAIR

If you’re planning on attending the fair on Friday, Aug. 26, wear purple. You’ll be in good company.

Sisters raise rabbits as their 4-H projects | KITSAP COUNTY FAIR

There’s something about those cute Netherland dwarf rabbits. Just ask Carley and Leah Cargile.

Volunteer makes new horse arena happen | KITSAP COUNTY FAIR

When it’s all finished, it will be the largest covered horse arena in Kitsap County. Maybe even throughout the Kitsap Peninsula.

Wedding planners take care of all the details | WEDDING GUIDE

Wedding planners are the professionals who can make certain everything happens as it should on the big day. And that’s why they are so needed. Just ask one.

AAA course teaches driving like a pro, even after 55 | TIME OF YOUR LIFE

It’s that age-old argument — when should older drivers quit driving? At what age is it not “safe” to continue behind the wheel?

Aging Council is helping seniors get their needs met | TIME OF YOUR LIFE

They serve as advisers. But they’ve all encountered their own unique issues navigating the needs of seniors. They are the Advisory Council to the Kitsap County Division of Aging and Long Term Care, the local Area Agency on Aging.

Gardening: Sometimes it’s not easy, but never give up | SPRING HOME & GARDEN

Just about everyone aspires to have a garden. But many times, they don't know where to begin.

Kitsap Computing Seniors: Helping each other learn more | TIME OF YOUR LIFE

If it hadn’t been for that garage sale back in 2008, Betty Sarachene might never have met Karen and Warren Beauchene.

Photo booths bring fun to wedding receptions | WEDDING GUIDE

It’s the traditional photo booth meets social media. ​It’s called the Viral Booth. And there’s a company in Silverdale that can bring the Viral Booth right to your location — even your wedding reception.

So you think you want to be a Master Gardener | SPRING HOME & GARDEN

Just what is a Master Gardener? In Kitsap County the Master Gardener Educational program consists of a 12-week course that begins in January. Training is a combination of online and in-class study being held on Fridays, mid-January through mid-April.