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empty bowls event

Empty Bowls on March 5 to Raise Funds for Local Kids

“Because no child should go hungry,” Altrusa of Gig Harbor is working hard to make sure the children of this area don’t. In collaboration with about 20 local pottery artists, the Altrusa Empty Bowls committee is holding its annual fundraiser on March 5 … read more

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Great Peninsula Conservancy

Volunteers Needed to Plant 5,000 Trees at Belfair Wildlife Preserve

The Great Peninsula Conservancy (GPC) is seeking 200 volunteers to plant 5,000 native trees in Belfair through the end of January. GPC, the nonprofit land trust operating in Kitsap, north Mason and west Pierce counties, is restoring a native, climate-resilient plant community in … read more

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Robin and Ann Weiss, Knowles Studio, are demonstrating their work during a previous year's Art in The Woods.

Art in the Woods Nov. 12-14 Opens 18 Artist Studios to the Public

Art in the Woods, a unique, self-guided art studio tour, is an annual event by the Cultural Arts Foundation NW that takes place on the second weekend of November. Scheduled for Nov. 12-14 this year, the tour will include 18 North Kitsap working … read more

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Orca Pod

Volunteers Wanted to Help Endangered Orcas and Salmon Recover

Kitsap County Parks, the Kitsap Conservation District and partner organizations will host eight COVID-safe events as part of Orca Recovery Day, aimed at improving conditions for critically endangered southern resident orca whales and their main food source, salmon. Volunteers are invited to participate in … read more

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Farm Tour and Fiber Arts Fest

Fiber Arts Show and Key Peninsula Farm Tour Return on Oct. 2

For 15 years, “Fiber Arts: Threads Through Time” has been a focal event of the Key Peninsula Farm Tour. This free, family-friendly event returns to the Longbranch Improvement Club (LIC), located at 4312 Key Pen Hwy SW in Longbranch, on Saturday, Oct. 2, … read more

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Heronswood Gardens

Heronswood Garden Reopens, Expands Garden Open Schedule for 2021

Heronswood, the iconic botanical garden in Kingston, reopened gates to visitors on April 1. The garden, owned by the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe (PGST) and managed by the Port Gamble S’Klallam Foundation, is also expanding its 2021 open days. Heronswood will be open … read more

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Heronswood Gardens

Heronswood Garden Turns the Reins to New Garden Director

Patrick McMillan took over garden management at Heronswood Garden, owned by the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe, from founder and renowned plantsman Dan Hinkley. McMillan takes on the role of garden director after two decades as a professor at Clemson University, 10 years as … read more

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financial ppp

3 Tips for Landing a PPP Loan That Works for Your Small Business

COVID-19 has sparked unprecedented impact across industries and has changed the way almost every business operates. And while many of these businesses have probably sought funding in the past — whether business loans for expansion, venture capital to launch or otherwise — the … read more

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A Ryan M-1 NC2073 preserved airworthy in Pacific Air Transport markings at the Historic Aircraft Restoration Museum, Creve Coeur airport, Missouri. (Photo courtesy RuthAS, via Wikimedia)

How United Airlines Took Off from Gorst

Did you know that United Airlines took off from Gorst? Sounds a bit far-fetched; however, there just may be a bit of truth tucked away in there somewhere. Let’s go back and see if we can connect the dots. The story begins as … read more

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