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There are always interesting things going on in the West Sound, and we like to keep you informed about all the news and local happenings. Here you’ll find the latest local community news.

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Gig Harbor ‘Bands Together’ to Support Small Businesses through Virtual Concerts

The Greater Gig Harbor Foundation, the City of Gig Harbor, Uptown Gig Harbor and local musicians have teamed up to support local businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting July 19, you can livestream virtual musical performances on Friday a part of Band … read more

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Kitsap County Recognizes Local Environmental Stewards

Since 1993, Kitsap County Public Works and the Board of County Commissioners have been recognizing local Earth Day Award winners — community members who provide outstanding environmental stewardship. This year’s winners were publicly nominated for their service toward sustainability, recycling, litter control, habitat … read more

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Kitsap County Chapter of Ducks Unlimited Recognized Nationally

Ducks Unlimited recently announced the top volunteer chapters across the nation honored in three categories for their conservation fundraising efforts. The Kitsap County Chapter received the President’s Roll of Honor, given to chapters that raised between $65,000 and $99,999. Ducks Unlimited Inc. is … read more

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Supporting Local Nonprofits through Kitsap Great Give

Nonprofit organizations helping people in need are struggling all around the country, as more people need help right now. Locally, you can help through the annual Kitsap Great Give, a 24-hour, online giving event organized by the Kitsap Community Foundation to grow philanthropy … read more

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Share Your Fixing, Repairing, Mending or Sewing Skills with the Community

Can you fix, repair, mend or sew? Share your skills at upcoming Fix-It Fairs. These are free, three-hour long community events where people can get household items repaired for free by skilled community fixers. Zero Waste Washington and Kitsap County are piloting a … read more

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Wild and Scenic Film Fest Comes to Bremerton

Bremerton will be a stop on the Wild and Scenic Film Festival’s tour in December, thanks to Great Peninsula Conservancy (GPC). In its 17th year, the Wild and Scenic Film Festival event was started by watershed advocacy group the South Yuba River Citizens … read more

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Become a Gleaner to Pick Produce for Those in Need (and Yourself)

Kitsap Harvest is a program that organizes volunteers to pick surplus fruits and veggies from farms, yards and gardens across Kitsap County. This activity is called “gleaning.” Kitsap Harvest donates the fresh produce to local organizations that feed people, like food banks, shelters, school summer … read more

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Take a Nature Walk in One of Kitsap’s Greenspace Treasures with GPC

The Great Peninsula Conservancy (GPC) is launching an event series across Kitsap Peninsula in August. Nate Daniel, the new executive director of GPC, will lead nature tours through three well-known community greenspaces and parks: Ueland Tree Farm, Port Gamble Forest Heritage Park and … read more

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Miller Bay Preserve (Photo courtesy Jonathan Decker)

Two Local Groups Partner to Preserve Scenic Shoreline and Forest

Great Peninsula Conservancy has partnered with Friends of Miller Bay to save 13 acres of critical forest and shoreline habitat on Miller Bay in north Kitsap County. The preserve connects conserved lands in the Grovers Creek Watershed. Great Peninsula Conservancy (GPC) — a … read more

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