What a mixed blessing to come of age in the 1960s, a decade defined by upheaval, in which a generation of youth was forced to measure and define itself against an ever-shifting political and cultural landscape.
When Mary Woodward initially conceived a written portrait of Bainbridge Island during the World War II years, she had reams of personal accounts at her disposal and a clear goal: to make history come alive.
Sally Santana, religious leader and local writer, recently sent out a plea to as many of us Master Gardeners as she could reach. She knew that our local food bank cupboards are often bare. We were asked to spread the word to all local gardeners and community groups to grow fresh produce to donate to Kitsap’s food banks and soup kitchens.
Chiropractor and acupuncture therapist Matthew Lyon came from working on the stars in Los Angeles to a fledgling practice the Pacific Northwest, seeking the respite of the mountains and woods.
Some adults want to be reminded of the good times. Others just want to solidify the relief felt when they survived high school. Either way, a documentary headed to Port Orchard’s independent theater, The Orchard, is taking us back to the time when awkwardness ruled, there was homework to be avoided and our social status was the most important thing on Earth.