Leslie Kelly

The Kitsap County fair, always a favorite, opens Wednesday

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

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

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!

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.

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.

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.

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.

Such a deal: 56th Rotary Auction takes center stage Saturday

It’s the world’s largest garage sale. Or so say the members of the Rotary Club of Bainbridge.

Rush-hour traffic improves on 305

Highway relief will be temporary, however.

Armed Forces Day Parade set in tradition | ARMED FORCES DAY

Anyone who lives in or near Bremerton knows that it’s a Navy town. And they come out in full force to celebrate that on Armed Forces Day each year.

Burke Waldron: Once a sailor, always a sailor | ARMED FORCES DAY

Anyone who has attended Bremerton’s Armed Forces Day parades in the past knows Burke Waldron. He’s the “aging” U.S. Navy veteran in his dress whites, walking the entire distance of the parade.

Making it all happen on time and in order | ARMED FORCES DAY

Just how do you get 100-plus floats, bands, horse patrols, military ensembles and various princesses to line up in order? Ask Chris Funke.

Students work to create monument replica | ARMED FORCES DAY

There will be a special float in this year’s Armed Forces Day Parade. And many of those at the parade will recognize it.

Know how to honor the United States flag | ARMED FORCES DAY

The Flag Code, which formalizes and unifies the traditional ways in which respect is given to the U.S. flag, also contains specific instructions on how the flag is not to be used.

Don’t miss Combat Veterans at parade’s end | ARMED FORCES DAY

Don’t leave the 2016 Armed Forces Day Parade early or you’ll miss the motorcycles. As in past years, the Combat Veterans International Chapter 5 motorcycle group is the last entry in the parade.

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.

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.

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 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.