Leslie Kelly

‘Elder Orphans’ represent a growing number here | THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE

They are called “Elder Orphans” and they represent a growing number of Americans who are coming into their senior years without anyone to watch over them.

Options for making new friends when you’re over 55 | THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE

It’s not that easy to reach out and make friends when you’re older, but there are plenty of places where you can try.

From ‘dragon houses’ to ‘she sheds’: Chris Axling builds on a dream

Inside Chris Axling, there’s an overgrown kid just waiting to get out. And he’s got the treehouses, playhouses and crafting sheds to prove it.

Citizen scientists unite for Bainbridge BioBlitz

Do you like animals, plants and fungi? There’s something coming up that will knock your scientific socks off.

Welcome to Kitsap Military Appreciation Day 2016

Welcome to Military Appreciation Day 2016! For more than 12 years, Kitsap County has honored the military personnel in our communities by presenting this local Military Appreciation Day celebration.

KITSAP COUNTY MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY: Washington state gets its third namesake Navy vessel

The Virginia-class submarine USS Washington (SSN 787) was christened at 11 a.m. March 5, 2016 at Newport News Shipbuilding.

KITSAP COUNTY MILITARY APPRECIATION DAY: Want to sponsor a sailor or Marine in your home for a holiday meal or visit?

Tricia Reece and her family often set an extra place or two at the table on holidays. It’s something that the family has done for years.

Democrats to caucus Saturday on Bainbridge Island

Like throughout Kitsap County, and Washington state, Democrats on Bainbridge Island will gather at a number of locations Saturday to show support for a presidential candidate.

It’s noisy out there, but there’s a reason: Frog songs of love fill the night air

IslandWood event explores the frog songs of spring.

Hammy’s keeps packing them in

It’s been 18 months, 65,268 hamburgers, 20,135 milkshakes, 34,519 orders of French fries, and 7,241 take-out orders since Hammy’s Burgers opened.

Bainbridge Island’s oldest restaurant changes hands

It will be the same place, the same menu and the same great food next time you eat at San Carlos.

Function is what it’s all about for kitchen designer | WOMEN IN BUSINESS

Sure, aesthetics are important. But it’s all about function.

Realtor is something special: She’ll show a house and sing a song

It’s Sunday noon and Krista Murphy’s getting ready for an open house. As a real estate broker, Murphy’s already posted her sandwich board-style signs near the house she’s showing. But there’s something else she carries with her in her car to open houses. Her guitar.

FAMILY BUSINESS MOVES DOWNTOWN: All that glitters is gold, and diamonds and gems

To look at Frank Boules’ face, you would never know the ups and downs he’s faced, the loves and the losses.

A MEDLEY OF MEMORIES: Reaching 100, Island man has a melody to share and a story or two to tell

Every thing in life is a story. Just ask George Scott, Bainbridge Island resident since 1960, who will soon turn 100 years old.

Chung Kwei celebrates Chinese heritage and connection to island

It’s just a coincidence that a brightly colored 14-inch-tall Chung Kwei doll has gone on display at the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum during the very same week that Chinese President Xi Jinping is visiting Seattle.

Vision and volunteers have helped create island’s expansive trail system

Where ever you want to go on Bainbridge Island, there’s a trail that will take you there. By foot. By bicycle. Or on horseback. That’s the goal of the Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park & Recreation District, and it has been since the formation of the first trails advisory committee in 1978.

Plans for public art at Waypoint move forward

It needs to say “Bainbridge is the gateway to the Kitsap and Olympic peninsulas.” Or, it can reflect that Bainbridge has a history intertwined with logging and maritime pursuits.

Congressman Kilmer visits small farms on Bainbridge

Monday was a day on the farm for U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer. He got to see pigs and cows and chickens. And he had the chance to hear first-hand the difficulties facing small farms.

Hidden Cove dock to be replaced; funding sought

State grant will cover $300k in project costs.