BAC gets its Wings

Sixty-year-old Winslow Gallery endowed with massive gift and

  • Jul 15, 2008

Taking a holiday with all the comforts of home

Summer is my favorite time of the year. My body seeks heat like a rattlesnake soaking up the sun on a desert outcropping. Life slows down in the summer and the inclination toward outdoor leisure hits harder than Barry Bonds at bat.

  • Jul 15, 2008

A shipwreck full of laughter

The Shipwreck Lounge in Port Orchard has filled the void for regular stand up comedy in South Kitsap. The bar Slip 45 and the Shipwreck Lounge, one of the newest night spots in Port Orchard, moved into the building previously vacated by the notorious Mako’s establishment at 715 Bay St. at the beginning of 2008. At that time, the partners of Shipwreck at Slip 45, noted their ambition to tone down the location’s reputation for violence and illegal activity by attracting a new, more high class clientele.

  • Jul 15, 2008

LOL: Take two giggle pills and call me in the morning

Third annual Laugh for Life event gathers ‘the biggest amalgamation of (comedic) talent ever on stage at the Admiral Theatre’ July 19.

  • Jul 15, 2008

JackAttack An Empire of Fun

Have you ever wanted to get away from everything? Go see a movie, maybe go for a walk?

  • Jul 15, 2008

Silverdale beach front goes Waikiki

Second annual Silverdale Beach Hotel Luau brings the hundreds-dollar trip to the shores of Dyes Inlet, for a $55 ticket.

  • Jul 15, 2008

What’s happening in Kitsap County | July 9

Fe, Fi, Fo, Fum, how many fairy tales can you hum? Starting Friday, Ovation! Musical Theatre brings “Into the Woods” to Bainbridge for a three-weekend run.

  • Jul 14, 2008

CSTOCK Kids for Kids’ ‘Pirates of Penzance’ isn’t your average kids show

There’s a certain amount of stigma attached to kids’ theater productions. They tend to conjure up painful experiences of sitting through a bevy of off-key singing in a cutesy production of a show that you’ve seen 15 other times or perhaps the same show that you remember suffering through when you were a kid. Johnny is forgetting his lines, while the director has to go on stage to remind Sally it’s her cue to come on. But this doesn’t seem to be the case for the Kids for Kids productions at CSTOCK, directed by Daniel Estes.

  • Jul 14, 2008

Weekend Wrock in Kitsap County | July 9

Kitsap softcore: Vicci Martinez back at the Clearwater, Alligators in Bremerton, gypsy jazz at the Island Gallery.

  • Jul 14, 2008

Care to Jazz comes to Silverdale Beach Hotel

For many, music is considered the great healer. Sentimentally, listening to a comfortable collection of tunes can be a great stress reliever while breaking into song can sometimes even help to stave off depression. Experts suggest it’s the rhythm and beat which give music its soothing power.

  • Jul 14, 2008

Seattle artist conveys hope, weight and welcome at son’s Bainbridge church

Berit Ringo drew a self-portrait in subdued charcoal, because, she said, that’s the way it’s usually done. Everything else hanging in her show of monotypes at Grace Episcopal Church sings out in living color. “I seek to celebrate life and hope,” Ringo says in her artist statement, “and am continually drawn to vivid, warm colors to affirm both – life and hope.”

  • Jul 10, 2008

Bainbridge is in bloom, two decades and counting

It’s an exciting weekend up ahead for avid gardeners. The long-anticipated 20th anniversary Bainbridge in Bloom garden tour will be July 11 through 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. To celebrate the event’s longevity, they’ve rolled back ticket and event prices. More information can be found at the Bloom Web site,, or by calling the Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities Council (BIAHC) at (206) 842-7901. Tickets are available at many of our local nurseries. The site also lists the locations for various food and refreshments interspersed at several locations this year.

  • Jul 8, 2008

The virtues of Beethoven and riverside meditation

Lying reclined on a picnic blanket with my hands beneath my head, staring up past the treetops where the ambience of a grand piano meshed with the sunshine and singing birds in the afternoon sky, I knew I’d found a getaway.

  • Jul 8, 2008

4th of July events for Kitsap County

A look at Independence Day Events across the county, lighting the proverbial fuse for Fourth of July.

  • Jul 7, 2008

Bremerton themes First Friday around 4th, Bainbridge delays till July 11

As the first Friday of July falls squarely on July 4 this year, art galleries in Bremerton have focused their exhibits quirkily around the Independence Day theme, and will be debuting with receptions that day. Galleries on Bainbridge, including Bainbridge Arts and Crafts which recently received a $1 million endowment that made headlines, will be waiting it out, hosting their first Friday parties during the second week July 11 due to the nuttiness of the island’s Grand Ole Fourth celebration.

  • Jul 7, 2008

Movie nights atop Bremerton J.C. Penney debut July 11

Ron Sher and Co. plan to host movie nights atop the old J.C. Penney building each weekend this month, starting with ‘Top Gun’ July 11. The glow of city lights in downtown Bremerton envelope the old J.C. Penney building at night. But it seems almost a lonely glow.

  • Jul 7, 2008

Lynwood Theater plays host to the ‘Show People’ of yesteryear

King Vidor’s 1928 silent film satire “Show People” reminds me of something like those “Scary Movie” flicks of today. Those features (more like DVDs as they don’t even come out in theaters most of the time anymore) poke fun at the whole scary movie genre with spoofs on all the contemporary blockbusters and incredibly, oft intentionally, bad acting. Vidor’s piece is much more of a beautiful relic with an all-star cast from the days of the silent film — featuring Marion Davies and William Haines, with cameos from everyone including Douglas Fairbanks, Charlie Chaplin and all the greats.

  • Jul 7, 2008

Kitsap County Weekend Wrock

On the heels of what’s arguably Kingston’s grandest day of the year, comes something new. Just up the street from the Little City by the Sea’s downtown core and Fourth of July events, the Independence Day celebration will be extended with a Saturday full of skate competition and concerts. From the group that basically brought you the Kingston Skate Park itself comes The Kingston Sk8 Rollick.

  • Jul 7, 2008

Devoted tango artist heads to Bainbridge for concert

The bandoneon may be a musical cousin to the accordion. But as Bertram Levy describes it, when Argentine Tango began to gel in the early 1900s, some felt the accordion was too happy for tango; it didn’t possess the necessary darkness. A renowned musician who began in folk but has spent the better part of a decade devoted to tango, Levy will bring his Tangoheart quartet to Bainbridge next weekend, the first program in this year’s series of Bloedel Reserve summer concerts.

  • Jul 7, 2008

What’s Happening on Bainbridge Island | July 2

The Bainbridge Public Library is more than just a meeting spot for July Fourth festivities; it’s also the site of some great story opportunities.

  • Jul 2, 2008