Leslie Kelly

Christine Chapman

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.

Christine Chapman
Linda Joyce

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

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

Linda Joyce
These container gardens are from Peg Tillery's yard last summer.

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.

These container gardens are from Peg Tillery's yard last summer.
Flowers can be planted to show a mix of color.

Gardening: Sometimes it’s not easy, but never give up | SPRING HOME & GARDEN

Just about everyone aspires to have a garden. But many times, they don't know where to begin.

Flowers can be planted to show a mix of color.
Some brides prefer to create their own invitations | WEDDING GUIDE

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.

Some brides prefer to create their own invitations | WEDDING GUIDE
‘Going to the courthouse’ to get hitched is an option | WEDDING GUIDE

‘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.

‘Going to the courthouse’ to get hitched is an option | WEDDING GUIDE
Wedding receptions are popular choices for Viral Booth.

Photo booths bring fun to wedding receptions | WEDDING GUIDE

It’s the traditional photo booth meets social media. ​It’s called the Viral Booth. And there’s a company in Silverdale that can bring the Viral Booth right to your location — even your wedding reception.

Wedding receptions are popular choices for Viral Booth.
Casual wedding photographs are becoming more popular.

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.

Casual wedding photographs are becoming more popular.
Wedding planner Darla Vieyra.

Wedding planners take care of all the details | WEDDING GUIDE

Wedding planners are the professionals who can make certain everything happens as it should on the big day. And that’s why they are so needed. Just ask one.

Wedding planner Darla Vieyra.
Karen Mar has a selection of vintage gowns in her shop

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.

Karen Mar has a selection of vintage gowns in her shop
Christopher

Everyone has their favorites at the Kitsap County Fair

Thousands of people made their way to the Kitsap County Fair & Stampede last weekend during five days of sun and fun. Each and every one of them had their own reasons for coming and their own favorite event.

Christopher
Contribute to the dialogue | IN OUR OPINION

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.

Contribute to the dialogue | IN OUR OPINION
Artist Jeff Haynie’s Kitty Kans are as varied as the subjects he paints in his recycled cat-food cans.

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

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

Artist Jeff Haynie’s Kitty Kans are as varied as the subjects he paints in his recycled cat-food cans.

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.