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Red Cross volunteer Kerri Foley sorts items for individuals impacted by a recent fire in Lakewood.

Red Cross Seeks Local Volunteers

Disaster Action Team members needed in Pierce, Thurston...

When a fire in a Lakewood apartment complex on 110th Street impacted several units last week, the local chapter of the American Red Cross mobilized immediately to provide help and hope to displaced residents. Red Cross volunteers worked with individuals and families to … read more

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Dee Coppola on BKAT

WestSound’s Dee Coppola Featured on BKAT’s ‘Engaging Kitsap’

Colleen Miko, host the “Engaging Kitsap” program produced by Bremerton-Kitsap Access Television (BKAT), recently interviewed Dee Coppola, founding editorial director of WestSound magazine and owner of Wet Apple Media. Dee highlighted how the magazine got started and why it has been successful for … read more

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Bainbridge Organic Distillers Takes Multiple Wins at World Spirits Competition

Bainbridge Organic Distillers, a Bainbridge Island craft distillery committed to organic excellence, has clinched an array of awards at the prestigious 2024 San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC). Amidst stiff competition, Bainbridge Organic Distillers secured top honors for its exceptional lineup of organic … read more

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Nonprofit Spotlight

Permission to Start Dreaming Foundation

Supporting Armed Forces, Veterans and First Responders

Washington state is a flood with almost 45,000 registered and legit not-for-profit organizations. Their missions are wide ranging, but all attempt to address a significant community need, often relying completely on donor funding and an active cadre of community volunteers to do so. … read more

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Alana Mignano, Armathia Bolles, Ashley Dunlap

Eleven Winery to Change Ownership

The future owners of Eleven Winery will be a trio of current employees: Alana Mignano, general manager; Ashley Dunlap, tasting room and events manager; and Armathia Bolles, winemaker. “We have formed a partnership that gives them full operational authority, effective immediately,” said founder … read more

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Midday steward Jill Dabbs out to stock her pantry. Stewards have custom shirts to share what they do.

Rotary Club’s ‘Little Food Pantry’ Project Begins Fourth Year

The Rotary Club of Gig Harbor Midday “Little Food Pantry Project” embarks on its fourth year providing emergency food, thanks in part to a UD5020 District Matching Grant. The grant provided a total of $3,000 for purchasing food to supplement donation and fundraising … read more

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The Winery Alliance of Bainbridge Island Expands to Greater Kitsap, Rebrands

The Winery Alliance of Bainbridge Island, a longstanding organization representing the vibrant wineries of Bainbridge Island, is expanding significantly. For over 12 years, the alliance has been dedicated to promoting and supporting the six wineries nestled on Bainbridge Island. Now, the organization is … read more

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Lary Coppola

Remembering Lary Coppola, Wet Apple Media CEO

Lary Coppola, Wet Apple Media’s chief executive officer, died on Sept. 30, 2023, at age 73 after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. A longtime Manchester resident, Coppola was a prominent business and civic leader and a pillar of his community. His professional … read more

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Candid Construction bath

Seabeck Builder Receives BIAW’s Excellence in Remodeling Award

From kitchens to bathrooms to entire homes, the Building Industry Association of Washington (BIAW) recently celebrated its 2022 Excellence in Remodeling Awards at Skamania Lodge. Seabeck’s Candid Construction, LLC won the award for Bath $60,001 – $80,000 – Plain Jane Bathroom Transformed to … read more

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