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Some of Kitsap’s best swimmin’ holes

  • Jun 26, 2009 at 11:17AM updated Jun 27, 2009 at 12:16PM

A few thoughts on the best places to take a dip in Kitsap, out of the 15 lakes and nine marine areas the county monitors as swimming beaches.

TIME, DATE, PLACE | Kitsap Happenings for the week June 26-July 2

  • Jun 26, 2009 at 11:14AM updated Jun 27, 2009 at 12:15PM

Kitsap Happenings for the week June 26-July 2

The unexpected element of Coldnote

  • Jun 30, 2009 at 10:48AM

Local funk/soul brothers slated for four shows in three days across the North End this weekend.

What's Up for the Fourth | Parades, Fireworks and Festivals about Kitsap

  • Jul 3, 2009 at 7:25PM

What goes on this weekend: Poulsbo gets down a day early, Fathoms of Fun roll on in Port Orchard, plus a traditional Fourth on Fourth Street in Bremerton, a 'Green' Old Fourth on Bainbridge and more.

Celebrating silent film and the Lynwood's 73rd with Dennis James

  • Jun 30, 2009 at 11:35AM

World renowned organist Dennis James returns to accompany the Bainbridge Island theater's 73rd anniversary.

INDEPENDENTLY SPEAKING | Movies, despite their ubiquity, are an art form

  • Jun 30, 2009 at 2:31PM

Craig Smith, author of Independently Speaking, is a part owner of the Kingston Firehouse.

The red, white and green of Independence Day

  • Jun 30, 2009 at 3:19PM

With the Fourth fast approaching, fireworks stands are again abuzz while patrons look for money to burn.

TIME, DATE, PLACE | Kitsap Happenings for the week July 3-10

  • Jul 3, 2009 at 10:36AM

Kitsap happenings for the week July 3-10

Something for free: Community concerts and outdoor movies

  • Jul 3, 2009 at 11:05AM

Despite lack of funding all the way around, Kitsap communities rally to offer free outdoor movies and concerts this summer.

Coffee Club Diner's Goliath burger slays Joker's Peace | Video & story

  • Jul 8, 2009 at 3:09PM updated Jul 10, 2009 at 11:11AM

I've never been one to back down from an eating contest. In fourth grade, I went for the lunchroom record in peach cups. I downed 32 of the canned fruit slices like I was shooting jello shots, as my friends scurried around the lunchroom asking "are you gonna eat that?"

Bainbridge in Bloom and a lil' Little and Lewis this weekend

  • Jul 8, 2009 at 3:08PM updated Jul 10, 2009 at 11:11AM

Even with the island's annual garden tour cued up this weekend, attention will turn indoors for a few hours Saturday as islanders George Little and David Lewis, world-renowned beacons of the Pacific Northwest gardening community, will be giving an informal talk at 1 p.m. at Bainbridge Arts and Crafts

Chris Craft Rendezvous brings Whistling Oysters, and more, to Port Orchard

  • Jul 8, 2009 at 3:10PM updated Jul 10, 2009 at 11:03AM

As a fleet of the world's most prized pleasure boats pull into the Port Orchard marina this week, one of the town's pubs, Moondogs, Too, will be pulling out its eye patches and peg legs.

GIVE WELLNESS A TRI | Don’t make her get out the knitting needles

  • Jul 8, 2009 at 3:11PM updated Jul 10, 2009 at 11:02AM

What's Up health and fitness columnist Lisa Ballou writes in from the sidelines of her 10-year-old's baseball game.

The Slackers in Bremerton, is this the Fourth Wave?

  • Jul 8, 2009 at 3:10PM updated Jul 10, 2009 at 11:07AM

The Slackers come to the Chuck, dismissing the 'wave theory' altogether.

TIME, DATE, PLACE | Kitsap Happenings for the Week July 10-17

  • Jul 10, 2009 at 11:34AM updated Jul 15, 2009 at 4:23PM

A Community Calendar of Kitsap Happenings for the Week July 10-17

When the rubber meets the road

  • Jul 10, 2009 at 10:53AM

Thoughts on street cycling spurred by the annual STP Classic.

Rebecca Wells in full flower with ‘The Crowning Glory of Calla Lily Ponder’

  • Jul 10, 2009 at 10:59AM

Rebecca Wells, Bainbridge Islander and author of the smash hit “Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, ad a few other things in mind for her latest, long-awaited novel, which she’ll present this Tuesday evening at Bainbridge Performing Arts for West Sound Reads.

'Laugh for Life' benefit expands with back-to-back nights of laughter

  • Jul 15, 2009 at 4:33PM updated Jul 20, 2009 at 10:22AM

'Laugh for Life' benefit expands into back-to-back nights of laughter, July 17-18 at McCormick Woods in Port Orchard, featuring The Great Cris, Charlie Wiener, Kermit Apio and more.

Maybe laughter really is the best medicine

  • Jul 15, 2009 at 4:31PM updated Jul 20, 2009 at 10:23AM

Thoughts on the virtues and healing power of sidesplitting, with a comedian, an improv actor and a health professional.

Families on the EDGE helps keep Theater School in session at BPA

  • Jul 15, 2009 at 4:32PM updated Jul 20, 2009 at 10:23AM

With a fundraising auction placed during the intermission of an Edge show, she thought, the improv troupe’s eccentric antics were likely to lighten the mood, lift spirits and, perhaps, even subconsciously help raise some paddles.

Documenting downtown Bremerton’s 21st century surgery

  • Jul 20, 2009 at 10:49AM

While the iconic Bremerton artist is probably most well-known for her wildly colored rural-themed paintings, symbolic of her country-meets-metropolis surroundings, over the past few years, Amy Burnett has been quietly creating a different kind of art amidst, and often featuring, those same surroundings — short film.

Artists swim through the garden at BAC

  • Jul 20, 2009 at 10:47AM

In the back room of Bainbridge Arts and Crafts — through the enchanting world of Little and Lewis — there's an equally enthralling exhibit this month.

Keyport Museum explores the world under the sea

  • Jul 17, 2009 at 3:45PM

The museum offers a glimpse at life under the sea for things that lack gills: submarines. Though the exhibits entice children, everyone is welcome.

Staving off the summertime blues

  • Jul 17, 2009 at 3:47PM

Thoughts on beating boredom amidst the dog days of summer.

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