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Gardens of Karol and Don Stevens
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The Delightful Gardens of Karol and Don Stevens

Karol and Don Stevens have a magical and delightful garden in Keyport. These lifelong community volunteers and supporters of all things Keyport bought their first small, cozy home near the Keyport Mercantile in August 1975. After their fifth attempt at placing earnest money … read more

Community Scene - KEDA
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2024 KEDA Annual Meeting

KEDA’s 2024 Annual Meeting and Economic Forecast had an incredible turnout, with 250 attendees gathered at the beautiful Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort. KEDA (Kitsap Economic Development Alliance), a 40-year-old public-private, nonprofit organization devoted to increasing the economic vitality of Kitsap County, hosted a … read more

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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

Olalla American Music Festival

Let the Music Move You at Music Festivals this Summer

In case you haven’t already snagged tickets to Glastonbury, Lollapalooza, Coachella or Montreux this year, there’s still time to find that special venue that will not only add to your quality of life but may in some cases change it forever. Music festivals … 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

Gates-Paauw

The Past Meets the New

Jack Paauw and Susan Gates transformed their 1938...

After living on Mercer Island for 35 years, Jack Paauw and Susan Gates were ready to make a move. For a few years, Paauw had been commuting to a Kitsap-based job on the fast ferry, so he couldn’t wait for a shorter commute. … read more

2023 summer reception

Kitsap Community Foundation

The Kitsap Community Foundation’s mission is to be “a catalyst for the greater good.” Founded in 1993 by local community leaders, the foundation partners with donors and others to invest in local nonprofits “to foster a more vibrant community for the benefit of … 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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