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anti-bullying

Cabaret to Raise Funds for Antibullying Resources

Join Michelle Abad and a bevy of stars from the BPA stage for a one-night-only cabaret to raise funds for antibullying resources in Kitsap County. As reported by the Dispute Resolution Center of Kitsap County, “bullying is a widespread, serious problem that can … read more

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edible garden tour

Manette to Host Edible Gardens Tour

Has gardening been on your mind but you don’t know where to start? The Manette Edible Garden Tour is one idea. The biannual tour, now in its fifth year, is geared to aspiring local gardeners who wish to learn from Manette’s veteran gardeners, … read more

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caregivers

Free Workshop Addresses Caregiver Stress and Techniques for Self-Care

Being a caregiver for an ill spouse, a disabled child or an aging parent can be an emotionally rewarding journey, as it allows you to demonstrate your love for another person with the tangible action of care. At the same time, however, it … read more

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Styrofoam Roundup

7 Reasons You Need to Recycle Your “Styrofoam” at STYRORoundup July 7

Expanded, or foamed, polystyrene (EPS), which people usually call Styrofoam, has long been on the radar of the environmentally conscious. Not only does this material take up a lot of space in the landfill, it’s also not biodegradable. And if you’re like many … read more

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Volunteering

Join in the Day of Caring This Friday

United Way of Kitsap County is rallying hundreds of volunteers to join the 25th Annual Day of Caring that takes place beginning at 7:30 a.m. Friday, June 22. Check-in, which includes breakfast, a to-go lunch, T-shirt, water and other giveaways, will be at … read more

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gifts

Gift Giving Ideas for Nursing Home Residents

Finding the right gift for anybody can be tricky business — but specially when searching for something special for a friend or family member who resides at a nursing home. Although your loved one’s limited personal space may appear to be a barrier … read more

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Kayaking

Finding Peace Paddling in the Rain on Liberty Bay

Have you heard the sound of raindrops on calm water? It has a soothing effect on the soul, and when you add the sound of kayak paddles gently dipping and purple martins twittering above, one gets a sense that all is right with … read more

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pet therapy

Dogs Are All Ears in New Pet Therapy Reading Program

When 3-year-old golden retriever Brody walks through the halls of Minter Creek Elementary School, there is no doubt that this four-legged friend is regarded as the school’s newest “star pupil.” His arrival is greeted by happy hugs and huge smiles from both students … read more

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