Leslie Kelly

Q&A with Ben Harris: Bainbridge Islander is top economic advisor to VP Joe Biden

Ben Harris grew up on Bainbridge Island and graduated from Bainbridge High School in 1995. He is currently the Chief Economist and Economic Adviser to Vice President Joe Biden.

She’s definitely a numbers gal … and wants to help | TIME OF YOUR LIFE

From bank statements to tax forms, Marilee Hageman knows it all — and she can help you get organized.

He’s able to help you plan for the costs of future care | TIME OF YOUR LIFE

It’s important to talk about the options and the ‘what ifs’ when thinking about your future health care needs.

Jack Hildebrand: He had that ‘old-fashioned customer service style’

When it came to Jack Hildebrand, he knew how to treat his customers. At least that’s what his former customers, friends and neighbors say.

WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT: Honoring former YWCA Executive Director Linda Joyce

After serving the YWCA of Kitsap County for 20 years as its Executive Director, Linda Joyce stepped down a year ago this month. She arrived at the 2014 YWCA Women of Achievement luncheon in a wheelchair, straight from the hospital, telling the crowd that she wasn’t going to miss the event.

WOMEN OF ACHIEVEMENT: Former newspaper woman honored by YWCA

When it comes to women who broke the gender barrier, Adele Ferguson was certainly one of them.

The island’s Crumbs Cakery is a sweet success

On most weekdays, you will find Christine Chapman in her kitchen baking. But the kind of baking she does isn’t simple drop cookies or a loaf pan cake from a box mix. Her baking is artwork.

Linda Joyce remembered as one who ‘found the best in everyone’

Past YWCA director remembered for her laugh, love of life.

‘Going to the courthouse’ to get hitched is an option | WEDDING GUIDE

Getting married at the courthouse is something often seen in the movies or on television. But it happens in real life, too. And it happens here in Kitsap County.

Capturing the moment is the photographer’s task | WEDDING GUIDE

They’re been to fields and farms. And churches and castles. And even to Alaska and the East Coast. That’s just a few of the places Hannah and Tyler Scholle, of Tyler and Hannah Photography in Silverdale, have been to photograph a wedding.

For the brides, it’s all about the wedding dress | WEDDING GUIDE

With many years of experience behind her, Lynanne White is ready for another season of weddings. She plays an important part. She dresses brides.

Keep your mind on the road | GUEST OPINION

Being aware that law enforcement officers in Kitsap County were conducting a “Target Zero” campaign last month, aimed at nabbing distracted drivers, I decided to do one of my own.

Can-do artist: ‘Kitty Kans’ are pawsitively adorable

Blame it on Howard. Or Chunky Monkey, Alphy, Grizzly and Pumpkin.

KRL Board approves modest levy increase, preliminary budget for 2014

Property owners in Kitsap County will pay just about $2.50 more next year for library services to support the Kitsap Regional Libraries.