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Mural artist Cory Bennett enlivens the commercial scene

POULSBO — When Cory Bennett was growing up in Las Vegas, he often watched his mother create graphic illustrations. “It didn’t interest me at all,”… Continue reading


Longtime holiday adventure ends its 39 years on Bainbridge

It wouldn’t be the holidays without the Christmas House. And, like every one of the previous 38 years, the doors to the Christmas House are… Continue reading


Super shopper: She’ll help with the holiday hustle

The decorating. The shopping. The wrapping. The cooking. And multiple trips to the post office. For some, the holidays are the most wonderful time of… Continue reading


Paws & Fins celebrates 20 years by moving to a larger location

Come April, Bainbridge Island’s pet store, Paws & Fins, will be moving. Across the street. “We just need more room,” said owner Wiccan York. “There’s… Continue reading

Bainbridge Island producer of ‘Hoarders’ looking for participants

It’s like a bad car accident, said Chris Bull, producer and director of the television show “Hoarders.” “You don’t want to look, but once you… Continue reading

It may be the last year for a Bainbridge holiday tradition

They never planned to be one of the places islanders would put on their lists of holiday traditions. But that’s what’s happened. And if you… Continue reading

Bainbridge business is all about getting out and about

Have you ever wanted to go camping, but didn’t want to invest in the gear or the transportation? Have you ever wished your neighbor with… Continue reading

Growth necessitates move for Pelindaba Lavender

The Pelindaba Lavender store on Bainbridge Island has been very well received. So much so, that it’s had to move to a larger location. The… Continue reading

Kathleen Sutton Fund helps Bainbridge woman fight the good fight

For Nellie Thomas, battling cancer has been a 15-year fight — a long and expensive fight. And without the help of the Kathleen Sutton Fund,… Continue reading

Kathleen Sutton Fund auction set for Sept. 30

PORT GAMBLE — The Kathleen Sutton Fund helped more than 90 women get to and from cancer treatments in 2016. The help added up to… Continue reading

To honor those who gave their lives on 9/11

Like most everyone else, Gary Sakuma can recall just where he was when he heard about the planes crashing into the World Trade Center in… Continue reading

Mini horses are a highlight again this year | Kitsap County Fair & Stampede

They are a favorite of many children who visit the fair. And adults, too. And without Ron and Pat Gascoyne, the miniature horses wouldn’t be… Continue reading

Fair is an important part of Kramer’s life | Kitsap County Fair & Stampede

For more than 20 years, Ken Kramer has been a part of the Kitsap County Fair. His work has included three years as the superintendent… Continue reading

He can make you sing and dance and you’ll never know how | Kitsap County Fair & Stampede

If you’re in the audience watching Kevin Wolfe, magician and hypnotist, chances are you’re going to laugh and be amazed. Wolfe is a certified hypnotist… Continue reading

Clowning: It’s fun, but dangerous work | Kitsap County Fair & Stampede

As the song says, “Mammas, don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys.” But it didn’t say anything about becoming a rodeo clown. And… Continue reading

Burgers have been part of the fair for 56 years | Kitsap County Fair & Stampede

People go crazy for these burgers. And, while you can get them year-round in Bremerton, they’ve been “the fair burger” since 1961. We’re talking Crazy… Continue reading

It’s a lot more than just smashing cars | Kitsap County Fair & Stampede

To the untrained eye, it might look like a bunch of cars just going at each other. But to expert drivers in the sport, it’s… Continue reading

Miss Kitsap Fair and Katie Kitsap ready to go | Kitsap County Fair & Stampede

If you’ve ever wanted to meet real royalty, now’s your chance. The 2017 Miss Kitsap Fair & Stampede and 2017 Miss Katie Kitsap will be… Continue reading

Music performances are a big part of the fair | Kitsap County Fair & Stampede

There’s no doubt that some who come to the Kitsap County Fair come to hear the music. And this year’s fair is filled with great… Continue reading

Get the 411 on the fair: Information and schedule of events | Kitsap County Fair & Stampede

Heading to the Kitsap County Fair & Stampede? Here’s all you need to know. Fair hours: ​Wednesday through Saturday, Aug. 23-26: 10 a.m. to 10… Continue reading