Occasions Coffee and Crepes

Occasions Coffee and Crepes: A Tiny Café with a Big Following

If you walk past the Occasions Coffee and Crepes “hole-in-the-wall” spot in Gig Harbor too fast, your first impression is likely to be that of a coffee/gift shop. Walk a little slower, and you many notice the menu by the door — and … read more


Old Mill Days

Celebrate Tradition at Old Mill Days Americana Festival

The Old Mill Days Americana festival will return for its 10th year to the picturesque town of Port Gamble on July 3-5. The weekend will offer a new entertaining lumberjack show, chainsaw carving competitions, ice sculptures, entertainment, live music, carnival rides, and food … read more

Summer Learning

Ideas for Parents for Promoting Children’s Summer Learning

“Summer time and the living is easy” — but parents shouldn’t make it too easy for their children to forget everything they’ve learned up to vacation time. Schooling stops during the summer but our learning should not. Many children tend to regress in … read more


Old Time Fourth of July in Kingston

A Real, Old Time Fourth of July in Kingston

For years on the Fourth of July, people have lined Main Street in Kingston with lawn chairs and blankets, and kids have waited with bags ready for the candy to rain down. Even the Kingston ferry pauses out of respect. People who want … read more

Perspective on Port Madison
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Perspective on Port Madison

Bainbridge Island’s picturesque Port Madison Bay has drawn people to its peaceful shores since Native Americans first paddled into the deep-water harbor. Generations later, in the mid-1800s, the area became home to a bustling lumber mill with an economic impact so great that … read more


Aaron Crawford
Rock the Dock 2015

Bremerton’s Summer Concert Series Returns with Longer Run

The docks will definitely be rocking this summer in Bremerton. Now in its third year, the Rock the Dock concert series on the Louis Mentor Boardwalk at Bremerton Marina has been such a success that this year, organizers have extended the four-week schedule … read more

Digitalis Illumination 'Flame'

New Plant Introductions

What keeps you interested in plants? Is it spring fever, compelling you to run to your favorite garden center and pick out whatever catches your eye in the moment? Or do you carefully lay out a plan, following your garden designer’s directions or … read more


Simmons Garden

North Kitsap Private Gardens Open for Garden Conservancy’s Open Days Program June 28

On Sunday, June 28, the Garden Conservancy’s nationwide Open Days Program features six private gardens open to the public for one day only in Indianola, Poulsbo and on Bainbridge Island. Admission to each garden is $7 and benefits the Garden Conservancy. Open Days … read more

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