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Forever chasing the sun and its dangers | Ask Erin

  • Jul 8, 2011 at 2:00PM

I can pinpoint the exact time when I became obsessed with having tanned skin. It was spring break my seventh-grade year, and it seemed like every single classmate of mine was vacationing in Florida or Hawaii or somewhere tropical. For me, I spent the week at home in Kansas City — hardly the Coppertone beach scene my friends were experiencing. I knew friends would return to school with tanned complexions and peeling noses. And I dreaded standing near them. I knew next to their caramel color, my pale skin would shine like the glow-sticks we used at the roller rink.

Quidditch comes to Kitsap; The sport made popular in the Harry Potter series comes to life | Kitsap Week

  • Jul 8, 2011 at 2:00PM

The sport made popular in the Harry Potter series comes to life at the first Quidditch Tournament to be held July 30.

Tour de Coop this weekend | Kitsap Week

  • Jul 15, 2011 at 6:00AM updated at 1:03PM

Chicken coops are hatching all over Bainbridge Island. Some are lavish and include artwork and electricity. Others are quaint and provide comfortable living quarters. At this weekend’s third annual Tour de Coop, visitors will get the chance to check out nine coops on a self-guided tour around the island.

Rolfes appointed to state Senate; field of House hopefuls grows

  • Jul 20, 2011 at 9:00AM updated Jul 21, 2011 at 3:43PM

Give Ed Stern credit for maintaining a sense of humor. Before the Kitsap County Democratic Party precinct committee officers caucus to select a preferred choice for appointment to the state Senate, the Poulsbo city councilman likened his chances of winning appointment to the Seattle Mariners’ chances of winning the World Series. “There’s a chance,” he said. But as Wednesday’s County Commission meeting approached, he predicted, “The Mariners are not going to win the World Series.” He was right, at least about the state Senate appointment.

It's all about the art of brewing: Bremerton Summer BrewFest this weekend | Kitsap Week

  • Jul 21, 2011 at 10:00AM updated at 3:53PM

This weekend, don't expect to see keg-stands at the first-ever Bremerton Summer BrewFest. Nor should you expect scenes out of the movie “Animal House.” “This is not a frat party, but rather a connoisseur’s event,” said organizer Eric Radovich, executive director for the Washington Beer Commission.

Paddle Kitsap is this weekend | Kitsap Week

  • Aug 4, 2011 at 1:00PM updated at 5:18PM

The fourth annual Paddle Kitsap glides across Puget Sound

A man and his truck; Poulsbo resident John Olson writes his adventure in the book 'Down John's Road'

  • Aug 5, 2011 at 1:00PM

Poulsbo resident John Olson writes his adventure in the book "Down John's Road"

Buckle up—there may be turbulence or rudeness ahead

  • Aug 5, 2011 at 9:00AM updated Aug 9, 2011 at 10:21AM

At 30,000 feet, air travel seems to bring out the worst in people.

Get your motor running at the Port Orchard CRUZ

  • Aug 11, 2011 at 1:00PM

The annual event attracts big crowds and fancy cars.

Have wheels, will travel: Bicycles are the transportation of choice for many Kitsap residents

  • Aug 11, 2011 at 1:00PM

Bicycles are the transportation of choice for many Kitsap residents

Celebrate good times, c'mon! Poulsbo will be dancing in the streets on Saturday

  • Aug 11, 2011 at 1:00PM

Poulsbo will be dancing in the street on Saturday.

A banjo pluckin’, mandolin strumin’good time at the Olalla Bluegrass Festival

  • Aug 15, 2011 at 1:00PM

A banjo pluckin’, mandolin strumin’good time at the Olalla Bluegrass Festival.

Son of author Debbie Macomber found dead

  • Aug 11, 2011 at 10:00AM updated Aug 15, 2011 at 12:14PM

The body of Dale Macomber, son of renowned Port Orchard author Debbie Macomber, was found in South Kitsap on Thursday morning, two days after a missing person report was filed.

Pencils + paper = high cost for students | Kitsap Week

  • Aug 18, 2011 at 11:00AM

The cost of school supplies can be a financial burden for some families.

Kickin’ it at the Kitsap Fair | Kitsap Week

  • Aug 20, 2011 at 12:00PM

Hold on to your boots —the annual event kicks off Aug. 24.

Ask Erin: How to avoid political debates with Aunt Frida | Kitsap Week

  • Aug 20, 2011 at 12:00PM

How to avoid political debates.

A rockin' weekend in Port Gamble | Kitsap Week

  • Aug 25, 2011 at 1:00PM updated Aug 26, 2011 at 5:13PM

The inaugural Port Gamble Rock 'n' Blues Festival takes place Aug. 27-28.

If summer had a taste, it would be blackberry-flavored | Kitsap Week

  • Aug 26, 2011 at 1:00PM updated at 5:14PM

Blackberries are ripening in Kitsap.

Grandma Jennings' Blackberry Pie | Kitsap Week

  • Aug 26, 2011 at 1:00PM updated at 5:14PM

With the blackberries beginning to ripen, now's the time for homemade pie.

Pyrex-cellent! Memories of dinner at grandma’s bubble up inside the museum | Kitsap Week

  • Oct 28, 2011 at 1:00PM updated Oct 31, 2011 at 12:18PM

When you walk into the Pyrex Museum inside the Amy Burnett Gallery in Bremerton, you can practically taste scalloped potatoes. Or chicken divan—or any other dish that once was served in these retro, decorative dishes.

A chance to watch football with a pro; Radio co-host Jim Moore comes to Kitsap for Sunday’s Seahawks game | Kitsap Week

  • Nov 3, 2011 at 12:00PM

You might have read Jim Moore’s sports articles in the Seattle-Post Intelligencer. Or perhaps you now listen to him on “The Kevin Calabro Show” on ESPN Radio.

Finding your light; Due to the earth’s rotation and daylight saving time, we spend much of our day in the dark| Kitsap Week

  • Nov 10, 2011 at 11:00AM

On these short days when we receive only about nine and a half hours of daylight, you may find yourself humming the old Simon & Garfunkel tune that starts with “Hello darkness, my old friend.”

A feast held in remembrance | Kitsap Week

  • Nov 17, 2011 at 11:00AM

Chris Casad was a giver. He gave his time and energy as an active board member of the South Kitsap Helpline Food Bank and the local chapter of the Kiwanis Club. Professionally, he spent his 33-year career as a public servant working in the Kitsap County Prosecutor’s Office. “Chris was always the first person to volunteer at our club,” said Cerissa Holme, a friend and fellow Kiwanis Club member. “He always put others’ needs in front of his own.”

The end of a tree-dition; Annual festival takes a 'bough'| Kitsap Week

  • Nov 23, 2011 at 1:00PM

One year, her tree had a sleigh theme. Another year, it was decorated with vintage-looking dolls. This year’s theme is “Cooking with Claus” and features gingerbread. For each of the last 24 years, Sandra Carlson has decorated a Christmas tree, each with its own unique theme, for the Festival of Trees. So she wasn’t about to miss the 25th and final event.

Bethlehem comes to Kitsap | Kitsap Week

  • Dec 1, 2011 at 12:20PM

Local church recreates the City of David. The congregation at Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church on Bainbridge Island would like to remind folks of another important Christmas figure: Jesus.

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