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Five Things | Get caught reading
Jan 29 2010, 8:54 AM
The national book launch for Bainbridge author Kristin Hannah’s newest novel, “Winter Garden,” will kick off at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2 at Poulsbo’s That’s A Some Italian. Hannah is the bestselling author of nearly a dozen novels. Her book “Firefly Lane” appeared on the New York Times bestseller list for nearly nine months this past year. In her new book, which alternates between the past and present, sisters Meredith and Nina hear the singular, harrowing story of their mother’s life, and what they learn is a secret so terrible it will shake the very foundation of their family and change who they believe they are. The event is hosted by Liberty Bay Books. Find That’s A Some Italian at 18881 Front Street. For more information, call (360) 779-5909 or visit www.libertybaybooks.com.
Taking 'Scotland Road' at Poulsbo's Jewel Box
Feb 03 2010, 3:12 PM
His resolve is like a law of nature; unending, uneradicable. He leans over the woman, his posture betraying his words.
“We want to help,” he says. “We have time, the world can wait.”
The man, John, is attempting to extract an identity from a woman found floating on an iceberg, her only utterance this: “Titanic.” It is the late 20th century and she is dressed in early 20th century clothing.
Walking Kitsap's labyrinths one foot in front of the other
Feb 04 2010, 9:10 AM
A maze is confusing by definition, with many paths from which to choose.
Bee Eaters return to Bainbridge
Feb 05 2010, 9:49 AM
The Bee Eaters are a new sound.
What banjo player Wesley Corbett calls “not a standard instrumentation,” others are hailing as “new acoustic” and the best of this generation’s ‘string nation.’
The group, including its two Bainbridge Island natives, will play at Bainbridge Performing Arts at 7:30 tonight.
In Good Taste: Define what it means to eat local
Feb 10 2010, 9:45 AM
Buying food locally, both for business and personal use, is important to me and many people have no idea what it even means.
Local, independent businesses are the heart and soul of any community; it is time for our community to get back to these values. More often than not, it is the knowledgeable service and attention to your needs that you value and respect in these businesses. Local businesses contribute to the community by keeping money here and supporting our immediate economy. Every dollar you spend at a community merchant has three times the impact in our regional economy. Local businesses are more likely to contribute to schools, area projects, community fundraisers, neighborhood functions and civic projects, with no strings attached.
My favorite reason for buying locally grown food is that it almost always tastes better. The economic importance is second, and I also like to focus on the lessened environmental impact of local food.
Kitsap County Woodcarvers make art and make merry
Feb 10 2010, 9:52 AM
Ask the three men about the tools at the table, and they’ll walk you through rows of wood-handled knives and gouges, some of them homemade. Ask them their ages, and they’ll tell you with impish grins: “old as dirt.”
Five Things | Chill out with some ice hockey
Feb 11 2010, 9:58 AM
Keep your eye on the puck during this weekend’s packed game play at the Bremerton Ice Center, as it hosts 12 teams in a 25-game Battle for the Sound tournament. The Kitsap County Outlaws will face teams from around the state, region and Canada. The first puck drops at 3 p.m. today, Feb. 12. Championship game begins at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 14. Admission is free. Find the Bremerton Ice Center at 1950 Homer Jones Drive. Info: (360) 479-7465 or www.bremertonice.com.
Kitsap Vim and Vigor | It's lace up, toughen up for Bremerton figure skaters
Feb 11 2010, 10:01 AM
For breakfast each morning, 14-year-old Amber Cheremsak eats a chocolate muffin. It’s a tasty superstition. She’s been starting her days that way since summertime, when she ice skated her way to a third-place finish at the 2009 State Games of America. She hadn’t eaten anything the day of competition, but downed a chocolate muffin just before taking the ice, going on to land a coveted axel and skate a clean performance — all despite a stress fracture in her foot.
Silverdale's 'The Music Man' finds his charm
Feb 11 2010, 10:04 AM
It’s hard to say which element of “The Music Man,” playing at the Central Stage Theatre of Kitsap County this month, is most utterly irresistible: There’s the school board quartet, a squabbling bunch of round-bellied comics singing in perfectly ridiculous harmony; there’s Winthrop, the little boy with a lisp whose rendition of “Gary, Indiana” is sweetly show-stealing; and then there’s the people of the town. In big top hats and frilly dresses, the happy chorus of nearly 50 makes the arrival of the Wells Fargo wagon a moment so magically tickling one easily forgets themself.
But in a play so beloved as Meredith Willson’s, directed with Christopher Borer’s Disney-style charm, “The Music Man” is more about what you’re not supposed to like — or rather, who.
And in this case, Professor Harold Hill, the conniving con man who dupes the town on the lovely idea of a boys’ marching band — but can’t conduct a single note — is so wonderfully boisterous you’ll wish the show could keep running long after the instruments finally arrive.
Seattle author Brenda Peterson's latest treads religious middle ground (humorously)
Feb 16 2010, 1:59 PM
Religion – that never-ending pursuit of the purpose of the universe – has sparked countless wars and debates. It has turned father against son, country against country. Now, in the middle of that fray, is a peace offering; a middle ground between extremes.