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In your own backyard | Finding the essence of a veggie garden
May 17 2010, 9:38 AM
“The essence of a real garden is the insignificance of the garden itself; the soul of the real garden lies in the perfect prosperity of the plants of which it is the home.”
-Reginald Farrer 1914
Once again it is time again to plan the planting of the vegetable garden. First are all the old standbys like carrots, peas, beans, squash, corn, potatoes, and tomatoes; then it is always fun to try something new, even if it’s only one crop.
Pumas take down Tacoma in home opener
May 17 2010, 2:43 PM
BREMERTON – The Kitsap Pumas are just three games into their 16-game season, but the team is already on track toward repeating as division champions.
Seattle author finds the horror and the humor in a cancer diagnosis
May 18 2010, 4:06 PM
Twelve years ago, New York comedian Glenn Rockowitz was about to become a father. He was also about to die.
All of nature's a stage at the Kitsap Forest Theater
May 18 2010, 4:11 PM
There is no thick velvet curtain for the Kitsap Forest Theater to open at the start of “The Sound of Music.” No spotlight, no stage lights, no overhead rigging.
La Catrina Quartet comes to the Admiral
May 18 2010, 4:13 PM
La Catrina Quartet comes to Bremerton’s Admiral Theatre this weekend. Hailed by Yo Yo Ma as ambassadors for music, the string quartet’s unique blend of Latin-American and standard repertoire has proven enormously entertaining for...
In Music | Hear fashion pop and local punk this weekend
May 18 2010, 4:17 PM
Music for the fashion runway comes to Bremerton with psychedelic indie band Chyeah Chyeah, who’ll dole out the pop alongside Port Orchard’s Americana-flavored The Feel Flow Expo and Lutes and Liars. The show begins at 9 p.m. Friday, May 21, at Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way. Salo, Super Happy Storytime Land and Vs....
Beyond Kitsap | Spend Memorial Day weekend in the great outdoors
May 18 2010, 4:22 PM
Memorial Day fast approaches, and getting out of town for the three-day weekend can be sweet relief. Here are five reasons to pack up the car and hit the road, each one a destination of a different landscape. Take your pick from the mountains, desert, ocean shores or rain forest — or take a gander at the highway-side weird.
1. Among the trees: Hoh Rain Forest
Get up-close and personal with Sitka Spruces and Western Hemlocks (and the moss that dangles from their mammoth branches) in the Olympic Peninsula’s temperate Hoh Rain Forest. South of Forks on Highway 101, the 24 miles of low-elevation forest contain 500-year-old trees and plenty of wildlife. Near the forest visitor center is the Hall of Mosses, an easy trail with views of the mythic, capturing woods. Find lots of hiking, camping and the Hoh River nearby. Round trip: 314 miles.
This weekend | James Hunnicutt, Seattle rockers sound out in Kitsap
May 25 2010, 4:35 PM
Robit PI, Bremer-alt rockers the Handlebar Mustangs and Weathercade ride into Winterland, 1220 Sylvan Way, Bremerton, at 9 p.m. Friday, May 28. Haily, Idaho’s country roots band Old Death Whisper haunts Winterland alongside Seattle’s psychobilly three-piece Hard Money Saints at 9 p.m. Saturday, May 29. South Kitsap’s James Hunnicutt (pictured right) rolls out the alt-country roots at 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 2, at Winterland. Boise-bred Aces & Eights and Yakima’s Southern rock...
Harbor festival takes to the waters, shores of Kitsap
May 25 2010, 4:41 PM
What might get you questioned for suspicious behavior any other day of the year could win you a quirky title this Saturday, when the 22nd annual Seagull Calling Contest joins forces with the second annual Kitsap Harbor Festival .
“It’s quite strange,” said Port Orchard Police Chief Al Townsend, a three-time former calling contest judge. “Usually the most odd people do the best, and there are plenty of odd people there for it. And I think they’re proud of that.”
The calling contest has been featured on late night network comedy shows, and is likely the only event of its kind, said Coreen Haydock Johnson, executive director of Port Orchard’s chamber of commerce.
Gorst and The Big Picture | A mural appears amidst decay
May 25 2010, 4:46 PM
According to muralist James Mayo, business owners in a down economy could take a cue from Alice Cooper. Or Lady Gaga.