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Christmas Tree Recycling 2016

Where to Recycle Your Tree This Year

Give your unflocked tree a new life by recycling it after the holiday season. Trees are chipped into mulch or compost, which can be returned to the earth as a soil amendment. Santa says, “Treecycle your Christmas tree! It’s cheaper and better for … read more


Alan Neweberg Art

From Dying Wood to Beautiful Sculptures: Exhibit Features Intricate Wood Sculptures

Bremerton sculptor Alan Neweberg breathes new life into old wood — creating semi-abstract, large-scale, highly finished carvings from fine woods such as black walnut and clear fir. As tall as 9 feet, the sculptures — geometric pieces with straight lines and hard edges … read more


Left to right, Dr. Meredith "Buz" Smith (Helen Langer Smith's husband) and Helen Smith with Bob Nichols (Martha & Mary trustee) and their daughters, Cydly Smith (chairwoman of Kitsap Bank) and Stephanie Smith, at the awards ceremony.

Langer Smith Family and Kitsap Bank Recognized for Longtime Generosity

The family of Helen Langer Smith and Kitsap Bank were recently recognized with philanthropy awards for their decades-long generosity and loyal support of Martha & Mary. The awards were given during the organization’s annual Donor Appreciation Reception, which recognizes the important role that … read more


Kitsap Wine Festival

Kitsap Wine Fest Celebrates Pacific Northwest Winemakers — for a Good Cause

The eighth annual Kitsap Wine Festival at Harborside Fountain Park returns with a celebration of food, wine and community Saturday, Aug. 13, from 2 to 5:30 p.m. Guests will enjoy live music, bites from local restaurants and tastings from Washington wineries and breweries, … read more


Key Peninsula Art Walk

Key Peninsula Hosts Second Annual Art Walk

The Key Peninsula may be somewhat isolated and rural, but it has a thriving and active arts community. Inspired by other areas that have been hosting art walks to great success, the local arts organization, Two Waters Arts Alliance, hosted an art walk … read more


Rock the Dock

Stage Improvements, Bigger Acts Part of This Year’s Rock the Dock Concert Series

Now in its fourth year, the Rock the Dock concert series on the Louis Mentor Boardwalk at the Bremerton Marina kicks off with a bang on July 4. This summer’s entertainment line-up features 16 special performances over eight nights that encompass a wide … read more


Faith in Action

Belfair’s Newly Open Senior Center Hosts Grand Opening Gala

After seven years of planning and building, the HUB, Faith in Action’s new senior center in Belfair, has recently opened doors. On June 24, the nonprofit will host a grand opening gala starting at 5:30 p.m. The event will include music by the … read more



Master Gardeners to Teach Class on Organic Vegetable Gardening for Year-Round Harvests

Thanks to our mild climate, more and more gardeners are realizing that they are able to grow nutritious produce in their own backyards all year long. With a little preparation, you too can expand beyond the warm-season crops that are more commonly grown. … read more

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