Leslie Kelly

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.

Some brides prefer to create their own invitations | WEDDING GUIDE

Wedding invitations are just about as different as are brides and grooms. Just ask Stephanie Hughes.

With a bit of time and effort, seniors can get fit | TIME OF YOUR LIFE

Fitness trainer says you’re never too old to begin a program to get in shape and add years to your life.

Kitsap long-term care advisory council serves many | THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE

They’re helping seniors get their needs met. They serve as advisers. But they’ve all encountered their own unique issues navigating the needs of seniors.

Martha & Mary AT HOME offers geriatric care management | THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE

Charlie was an 84-year-old veteran who lived in Kitsap County. He had moved away, but came home to retire here. He didn’t have any family members close by.

Kitsap Physical Therapy helps cardiac patients recover | THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE

Jerry Mecham and Karen Kline are shining examples of how cardiac conditioning can help heart attack survivors regain their physical stamina.

Welcome to the 25th Older Americans Conference | THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE

Keynote speaker Tony Ventrella will tell some stories — and talk about staying happy as you grow older.

Closet Transfer: Giving second life to clothes for 35 years

Don’t be surprised if the next time you’re at the Closet Transfer in downtown Winslow someone drops by to thank owner Carol Ingles for her help.

Window dressings are as sweet as what’s inside | BEST OF BAINBRIDGE 2016

Locals know that when they’re walking along Winslow Way, they need to stop at Bon Bon and take a look at the windows.

There’s a park for everyone on Bainbridge Island | BEST OF BAINBRIDGE 2016

For more than 50 years the Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District has provided recreational and cultural programs to Islanders of all ages. The Island’s park inventory includes 1,500 acres, more than 90 percent of which is protected open space.

Sole Mates has soul, shoes, socks and lots more | BEST OF BAINBRIDGE 2016

Known for its twice a year Blow Out sales, Sole Mates, Bainbridge Island’s most popular shoe store, has been named the “best” for the third year in a row.

Helpline House has many fans, volunteers | BEST OF BAINBRIDGE 2016

If you live on Bainbridge Island and are in need of help, there’s an answer. It’s called Helpline House.

Don’t pass up a Walk on the Wild Side | KITSAP COUNTY FAIR

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!

The Kitsap County fair, always a favorite, opens Wednesday

Exhibits, animals, food, entertainment and rides — it’s all at the Kitsap County Fair & Stampede.

Islanders get rare visit from the deep

Jeff Pritchard never imagined that an afternoon sitting in the sun on his parent’s deck would result in an octopus sighting.

Kitsap United Way director retiring after 13 years

He’s looking forward to golf and traveling.

It’s time to celebrate summer on Bainbridge Island | CELEBRATE SUMMER – BAINBRIDGE ISLAND 2016

Celebrate Bainbridge means a great weekend of fun on Bainbridge Island.

Lynwood’s Sunday Market brings out the best buys | CELEBRATE SUMMER – BAINBRIDGE ISLAND 2016

Vicki and Jim Reilly would be the first to admit that they never know what they might find at the Lynwood Community Market. And that’s half the fun of coming.

The big, bright fireworks show is back again in 2016 | CELEBRATE SUMMER – BAINBRIDGE ISLAND 2016

Hundreds of people will gather along Eagle Harbor on July 4th, as dusk nears. Just like the previous seven years, they’ll be anticipating the Grand Old Fourth’s fireworks show. The 15-minute show, which boasts of great pyrotechnics, will end what has been a three-day Celebrate Bainbridge extravaganza.

McCloskey leads the parade | CELEBRATE SUMMER – BAINBRIDGE ISLAND 2016

Most everybody around Bainbridge Island knows Tom McCloskey. Since he retired in 2012, he’s been active in many community organizations, especially the Rotary Club of Bainbridge.