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Spend the holidays in our winter wonderland The holiday season is a unique experience on the North Kitsap Peninsula and on Bainbridge Island .
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Take a horse-drawn carriage ride in downtown Poulsbo. The decorated storefronts add to the Scandinavian flavor of downtown. You’ll find unique gifts of locally made items — art, books, foods — many with a Scandinavian flair. Enjoy a Scandinavian Christmas at Jule Fest, featuring a Christmas tree lighting, music, a bonfire, and the arrival of the Lucia bride and her Viking escorts. Let your imagination take flight at the holiday lighting at Kingston’s Mike Wallace Park. Enjoy a Victorian Christmas in Port Gamble. Tour elaborately decorately homes in Hansville. Watch a holiday stage production in Poulsbo’s intimate Jewel Box Theatre or Port Gamble’s historic 19th century theater.
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Holiday concerts, bazaars and fairs in Hansville, Indianola, Kingston, Poulsbo and Suquamish round out the fun. Bazaars and fairs are great places to find unique gifts. Check the holiday calendars for each community in this magazine. If you’re looking for some new holiday memories, they’re waiting to be made close to home. Bainbridge Island offers a whirlwind of events and holiday fun. Pick up a wreath from the Bainbridge Kiwanis Club; cruise through the Bethlehem Experience at Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church, with its drive-through re-creation of Bethlehem; let the children take a plunge at the holiday carnival at the pool; watch the Christmas boat parade; and find that unique gift in the holiday wonderland that is downtown Winslow. The Bainbridge Island Fire Department’s holiday music truck will make the rounds. The Winter Studio Tour offers gift-able works by island artists, as does Christmas in the Country . Add something to the Giving Trees downtown and visit Helpline House with a donation. Join the Community Tree Lighting ceremony on Madrone Lane; sing with Ovation!, the Figgy Pudding Peddlers, and the Bainbridge High Band. Santa will light the tree.
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This season, make holiday memories close to home. The staff of the Bainbridge Island Review and North Kitsap Herald wish you the very best this holiday season and always. tis the season 2014 5
Bainbridge Bainbridge Island Turkey Trot The Bainbridge Island Turkey Trot returns on Nov. 27 to Battle Point Park, 11299 Arrow Point Drive NE. Kick off the holiday with a 5K or 1-mile fun run on Thanksgiving morning in Battle Point Park. The event benefits Helpline House. Get good exercise, great prizes and have fun with other islanders at a fun community event that helps local families in need. Community tree lighting Bainbridge Island comes together for a Holiday Open House & Community Tree Lighting on Nov. 29 in Winslow. The community tree lighting is at 5:30 p.m. Holiday Sale at KiDiMu’s Gift Store The gift store at Kids Discovery Museum will offer great deals on toys, books and membership and include a prize drawing, from Nov. 29 through Dec. 6. There will be discount deals and an extra month of free KiDiMu fun on any memberships purchased during sale. Info: 206-855-4650 or www.kidimu.org. Bethlehem Experience For the fourth annual Bethlehem Experience, the congregation of Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church will present a drive-through first century village. Visitors experience the sights and sounds of Bethlehem at the time of Jesus’ birth. The free event is Dec. 5 and Dec. 6; open between 6 - 8:30 p.m. Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church is located at the southeast corner of Valley Road and Sunrise Drive. In addition to gazing upon the manger scene, visitors will witness a lively marketplace, complete with a bakery, carpentry shop, spice store, textile shop and, of course, an inn with no room. The village comes to life each year thanks to the work of more than 200 volunteers, many of them members of Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church. Nearly 150 actors of all ages don period attire and take on roles from Wise Men to Roman soldiers to angels to village shopkeepers and townspeople. The village also features live animals including mastiff dogs (accompanying the Roman soldiers), sheep, chickens and even a couple of Jerusalem donkeys.
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The Holiday Village The Holiday Village at Bloedel Reserve returns in December. Entry is included with admission to the reserve. All ages can enjoy the wonder of the Holiday Village at Bloedel Reserve. Intricately designed hand-made buildings and whimsical trains create holiday memories for years to come. With the Visitors Center decked to the nines, and cider simmering, it becomes an experience for the senses. Info: 206-842-7631 or www.bloedelreserve.org. Closed Mondays, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. “Spamalot” Bainbridge Performing Arts presents Monty Python’s “Spamalot” on Dec. 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20. The hilarious musical retelling of the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table is directed by Ken Michels (“The Full Monty,” “Shrek, The Musical,” “The Santaland Diaries,” “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” and “Avenue Q”) with musical direction by Josh Anderson. Get tickets at www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org, by phone at 206-842-8569 or in person at BPA, 200 Madison Ave. North, Bainbridge Island.
Holiday music with the Bainbridge Chorale Bainbridge Chorale presents the Young Singers Holiday Concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 and 3 p.m. Dec. 14 at Bethany Lutheran Church, 7968 Finch Road NE. The chorale presents a Holiday Concert at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 13, and a Family Holiday Concert at 4 p.m. Dec. 20, both at Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church. Community Caroling with the Bainbridge Chorale and Ovation! is 7 p.m. Dec. 27 at Eagle Harbor Congregational Church. Holiday Kids Night at the Museum (aka Parents Night Out) Kids Discover Museum hosts Holiday Kids Night at the Museum from 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. Dec. 20. Children (3.5-9) are invited for an evening of museum playtime, season-inspired activities and a pizza dinner, while their parents take a break or run holiday errands. Registration required. The cost is $30/members; $40/ non-members; $10 off per sibling. Info: 206-855-4650 or www.kidimu.org.
Bainbridge Messiah Sing-along 7 p.m. Dec. 27 at Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church This year marks the sixth annual Messiah Sing-along hosted by the Bainbridge Chorale, featuring the Messiah Festival Orchestra, a 15-piece volunteer ensemble and four soloists. Under the baton of Chorale artistic director Michael Austin Miller, the event attracts up to 150 Messiah-holics from Bainbridge Island and the greater Kitsap area to sing favorite choruses from Handel’s beloved oratorio. Come sing along with members of the Bainbridge Chorale or just stop by to listen. Admission is $10 donation at the door, cash or checks only. Noon Year’s Eve at KiDiMu Kids Discover Museum presents its annual Noon Year’s Eve celebration from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec. 31. Families are invited to the Museum for an annual countdown to noon and balloon drop, treats and special activities. The program is free with admission or membership. Info: 206-855-4650 or www.kidimu.org. New Year’s Eve Dance Party Join the Bainbridge Chamber and the Dusty 45s for a great evening of dancing and celebrating the New Year. The party will be held at Treehouse Cafe in Lynwood Center from 9 p.m. until 12:30 a.m. There will be dancing, champagne at midnight, light appetizers and party favors. Info: 206-842-3700.
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Creative gift ideas for the art lover on your list BY LUCIANO MARANO email@example.com This year, give the gift that the aesthete on your list will enjoy all year long: local art. A work of art, be it a painting, print, sculpture, jewelry or something else, is a special, individual gift that you can’t just run down to the mall and pick up. It says to the recipient that you took the time to consider what they would like, and that you sought it out with them in mind. Wait. Is this sounding like a lot of work already? Relax, help is one the way. Luckily for the art-minded shopper, our corner of Kitsap offers a variety of galleries, cooperatives and specialty shops for unique, regional works of art in every medium and style, which guarantees that you can find something unique and beautiful in any price range, without having to hop a ferry to the city. The list below is by no means a complete directory of the art-buying venues in the area, but it does offer a variety of places to start hunting for the masterpiece that your gift’s recipient will treasure. Pictured above: The Bainbridge Island Museum of Art store boasts a superb collection of artistic gift ideas including art books, jewelry, toys and more. Photo by Luciano Marano
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GALLERIES AND COOPERATIVES These art venues offer up rotating exhibitions featuring the works of regional artists. With new shows opening regularly, there’s bound to be something for every aesthetic. Verksted Gallery Artists’ Cooperative 18937 Front St., Poulsbo www.verkstedgallery.com The Verksted Gallery is one of the oldest cooperative art galleries in the state. The member artists feature several new talents in monthly updated exhibitions and offers shoppers works in many different mediums including painting, sculpture, photography, jewelry, textile and much more. Front Street Gallery 1881-A Front St. NE, Poulsbo www.frontstreetgallerypoulsbo.com The Front Street Gallery is a cooperative fine arts and crafts gallery showcasing original works by local artists in a variety of mediums in rotating exhibitions. Bainbridge Arts & Crafts 151 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge Island www.bacart.org Founded in 1948 by a group of Bainbridge Island artists, BAC has a proud history as the first visual arts organization on Bainbridge Island and one of the very first in Washington State. A nonprofit art gallery with new exhibitions every month, BAC also offers a renowned artistic education program with classes available in a variety of disciplines. Danger 285 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge Island www.dangerbainbridge.com Danger is a must-see art stop when you are on Bainbridge Island and offers an eclectic mix of art, locally made jewelry, furniture, home furnishings, cards, regionally made purses and body products. Stop in for a look, and add a little Danger to your life.
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These shops and stores have unique, artistic gift possibilities and offer shoppers a creative alternative to the more traditional galleries listed above.
Maybe you’re looking to give the gift of an experience this year? Here are some fun places to look for creative classes, instructional sessions, spectacular shows, new memories and maybe even meet your own inner artist.
Cargo Hold 18864 Front St., Poulsbo www.cargohold.com This vintage men’s specialty shop features nautical- and aviation-inspired decor and adornments, as well as a variety of retro-style men’s accessories including shaving kits, pipes and flasks. You’ll also find classic chess, checkers and cribbage game sets, books, tobacco and an impressive array of cigars. Bad Blanche Collection 18890 Front St., Poulsbo 360-779-7788 An artsy outlet with a little attitude. Stop in to see a unique array of gift ideas including clothing, jewelry, furniture and more. Bainbridge Island Museum of Art Store 550 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge Island www.biartmuseum.org Though the items on display in the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art are not for sale, just to the right of the main entrance is the museum store which boasts a superb collection of artistic gift ideas including art books, jewelry, toys and more.
Dancing Brush Ceramic Painting Studio 18846 Front St., Poulsbo www.dancingbrushstudio.com Experience the fun and satisfaction of designing and painting your own ceramic masterpiece at this downtown Poulsbo studio. Pick out your piece and go to work with an assortment of brushes, sponges, paints and glazes. Staff artists are with you the whole time, ready to teach you professional techniques and tricks to make the most out of your personalized paint job. Gift certificates and group reservations are available.
Thor’s Hammer and Needle 18978 Front St. NE, Poulsbo www.thorshn.com Give a present that will last a lifetime with a gift certificate for some artful ink. Poulsbo’s premier tattoo parlor located in the heart of downtown, Thor’s Hammer and Needle boasts more than five staff artists with varying styles and specialities. Stop by the shop or call 360-930-0200 for specific gift certificate pricing options and unique concept consultations.
Pictured above: 1. Give a present that will last a lifetime with a gift certificate for some artful ink at Thor’s Hammer and Needle in downtown Poulsbo.
Visit the website above for information about group sessions and pricing.
2. The Bainbridge Island Museum of Art store boasts a superb collection of artistic gift ideas including art books, jewelry, toys and more.
Intentional Table 124 Madrone Lane North, Bainbridge Island www.intentionaltable.com
3. Experience the fun and satisfaction of designing and painting your own ceramic masterpiece at the Dancing Brush Studio in downtown Poulsbo. pick out your piece and go to work with an assortment of brushes, sponges, paints and glazes.
Intentional Table is an innovative cooking school offering cooking classes, wine tastings, provisions and culinary experiences on Bainbridge Island’s picturesque Madrone Lane in downtown Winslow. Some of the upcoming class topics are “Holiday Pie Making,” “Knife Skills,” “Saturday Family Brunch Class,” “Indian Kitchen Demystified” and many more.
4. The Cargo Hold, a vintage men’s speciality shop, features nautical and aviation-inspired decor and adornments, as well as a variety of retro-style mens accessories including shaving kits, pipes and flasks. Photos by Luciano Marano
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Stocking-stuffer ideas for $10 or less BY CECILIA GARZA firstname.lastname@example.org Who said that the good gifts end with the Christmas tree? Be it something useful or fun, Kitsap offers boutiques and shops that can make your stocking stuffers the cherry on top to a good holiday season. With just a short drive or walk to town, shoppers have access to local buys that will make last year’s bag of candy look square. Shops like Calico Cat Toy Shoppe and Beachside Gifts are not just for tourists. They, along with an assortment of other storefronts, have the extra layer of goodness to make the holiday season extra special for everyone in the family. From kitchen gadgets and outdoorsmen gear to funky socks, card games and Hot Wheels, Kitsap has everything you’re looking for to make the stocking an extension of the Christmas tree. Photos by Cecilia Garza
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Calico Cat Toy Shoppe 104 Winslow Way W, Bainbridge Island 206-842-7720 www.calicocattoys.com Calico Cat Toy Shoppe has been providing everything from board games to stuffed animals and coloring books for 27 years. Its three-room cavalcade of toys is locally-owned and operated by fourth-generation Bainbridge islanders. Among its shelves of obvious Christmas tree gifts, is a spectrum of stocking stuffers perfect for little ones ages 3 and up. Winslow Drug 290 Winslow Way E, Bainbridge Island 206-842-2652 Winslow Drug isn’t just any pharmacy. It’s also the town trinket shop. Shoppers looking for good White Elephant ideas and stocking stuffers would not be disappointed. For $10, a deck of UNO, Scrabble Slam! or MAD GAB will keep game night interesting for adults and children alike. For less than $10 fill the kids in the family’s stockings with toy bugs and kaleidoscopes, because when did kaleidoscopes and toy bugs stop being fun? Never.
Zamboanga 112 Winslow Way W, Bainbridge Island 206-780-2869 www.zambowear.com Wacky is a fitting descriptor for Zamboanga. Here, shoppers can find a whole wall of socks — some with illustrations of mermaids and others hedgehogs — and a rack of space-themed watches that aren’t limited to one season of the year but can dress up every outfit in the closet. Beachside Gifts 18804 Front St. NE, Poulsbo 360-598-4980 www.beachsidegiftspoulsbo.com The holidays aren’t right without a good onesie. Look no more, Beachside Gifts has them all. From camouflage onesies with sayings like, “Buck Naked” and “Deariaire” to more all-encompassing styles like a Christmas-themed pajama telling its admirers to “Lighten Up” or a red plaid onesie that notes its button backside flap opens to “Bear Cheeks.”
The Curious Child 18925 Front St. NE, Poulsbo 360-930-8519 Whether your child is still learning how to walk or is on to coloring in the lines, there’s something for everyone at The Curious Child. It’s also the place for all the best Hot Wheels cars and pack-n-go activity books. Kitchen Karousel 18846 Front St. NE, Poulsbo 360-697-4006 www.kitchenkarousel.com Who said stockings were just for children? Impress the cook in the family, with Kitchen Karousel’s stocking-sized gadgets. From pepper corers and jar keys (yes, a gadget that will open even the toughest of jars) to crab mallets, fondue forks and “seafood doohickeys,” there’s a lot one can buy for under $10.
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Big Valley Road lights: Evenings through December, at 26730 Big Valley Road, Poulsbo. An impressive, lighted journey through private gardens. Candy Cane Lane, a nativity scene and more. Admission $6. Children younger than 6 get in free. Horse-drawn carriage rides through downtown Poulsbo: Nov. 2829, Dec. 6, 13, 20. Take a horse-drawn carriage ride on Anderson Parkway and Front Street and meet Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Marine Science Center. 16th annual Gingerbread House Parties: Nov. 29-30, Dec. 7, Dec. 13-14, Dec. 20, 1-3 p.m., at The Farm Kitchen, 24309 Port Gamble Road, Poulsbo. A community tradition. All ingredients and candy provided. Refreshments available. Take a family photo in front of a locally sourced Christmas tree. RSVP online at www.farmkitchen.com. Julefest and Scandinavian Bazaar: Dec. 6, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in downtown Poulsbo. Folk dancing, horse wagon rides, arts, crafts, a visit from Santa Claus, Norwegian songs, and more. Traditional pea soup, rommegrot, hot chocolate, cider and other treats. Viking reenactors light a massive bonfire and escort the Sons of Norway's Lucia Bride to Muriel Iverson Williams Waterfront Park. Holiday lighted boat parade with Argosy Cruises: Dec. 10, 7 p.m., starting in Poulsbo. The boat parade will continue on Liberty Bay to Keyport and Lemolo until 8:40 p.m. Info: www.argosycruises.com.
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N o r w a y
- Weekly Events-
Monday - Trivia Tuesday - Movie Night Wednesday - Irish Music Thursday - Blues Jam Music Friday - Karaoke Saturday - Live Music
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360-394-1686 18801 Front Street N, Poulsbo
Studio Wide Mouth Frog
Downtown Poulsbo’s Ultimate Christmas
Huge Variety of Decor, Gifts and More! Voted #1 Gift Shop Since 2009
Open 7 days a week!
18833 Front St. • Downtown poulsbo (360) 779-6265 • www.saisonsboutique.com
Antiques & Collectibles Located in Historic Downtown Poulsbo 10am - 5pm • 7 days a week 18937 Front St, Poulsbo, WA (360) 598-1984 email@example.com
Featuring Over 12 Dealers. Collectibles, Vintage Toys, Nautical Items, & Small Furniture .
Vintage, Upcycled and Handcrafted Home Interiors
Dear Santa, I’ve been a very good girl this year....
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VisitNordic Nordic Santa Santa and and enjoy enjoy carridge carriage rides every weekend, Visit and Shop small business on and Shop small business on 11-29 for special deals.
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BEST MEXICAN MENU
in the 2014 Best of North Kitsap
• Family Dining Lunch & Dinner • Banquet Room for Parties
asa Luna Mexican Restaurant
In the Alley • 18830 Front St. Downtown Poulsbo Open Wed - Sat: 11am to 9pm • Sun: 12-9
Wishing You Happy Holidays!
Perfect gifts from jewelry to furniture! Now carrying Annie Sloan Chalk Paint!
Gift Certificates Available
Consignments Quality Clothing, Designer Fashions & Accessories
MEN • WOMEN • CHILDREN Serving Consignors Since 1981
– 2 Convenient Locations – Downtown Poulsbo 360-598-2515 • 18940 Front Street Downtown Bainbridge Island 206-842-1515 • 562 Bjune Dr.
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Hours: 11-6 Daily
Authentic Italian Cuisine Spanish-inspired Tapas & Paella
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19006 Front Street, Suite 100 Downtown Poulsbo 360-930-8446
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Holiday Season in POULSBO L i t t l e
Breakfast â€˘ Lunch â€˘ Dinner Soda Fountain â€˘ Milkshakes
N o r w a y Beer â€˘ Wine Cocktails
Affordable books make great gifts for all!
A USED BOOKSTORE FOR CHILDREN!
18850 Front St. NE, Suite B Poulsbo, WA 98370 M, W, F & Sat - 10am to 6pm â€˘ Sunday - Noon -5pm
Open 7 Days a Week 8am-9pm (Sunday â€˜til 8pm)
360-697-3449 â€˘ 18820 Front St. â€˘ Poulsbo
Voted #1 - Best of North Kitsap 2014
Not your Ordinary Pet Store Gifts â€˘ Toys â€˘ Treats â€˘ Food Decor & More
BOOMERâ€™S PET BOUTIQUE
Dear Santa, Please remember your furry friends!
Grooming Coming Soon!
Front St. - Poulsbo 360.930.0361
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Antiques & Collectibles â€˘ 25 Vendors with Unique Treasures â€˘ Jim Shore Disney Collectibles Open Daily Since 1994
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The Curious Child Toys • Games • Collectibles 18925 Front Street Poulsbo, WA 98370
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HARE & HOUNDS PUBLIC HOUSE
Corner of Jensen & Front St. • Downtown Poulsbo (360) 440-9583 • www.harenhoundspub.com
‘tis the season to shop locally!
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Stop at Viking Junction for all your holiday shopping needs...
Olvera Therapeutic Massage
Taqueria Los Cazadores Rumple New Skins
B’s Fabric Fun & Sewing
Vikings don’t WANT, they HAVE!
Small Batch Artisan Ice Cream
• All Natural • Hand Made • Locally Owned • Milk From Our Own Cows • Seasonal Flavors
Open 12pm-5pm Sun-Fri
20373 Viking Way • Poulsbo (Next to Red Apple Market)
SEASON STARTER SALE NOVEMBER 28TH!
your next purchase of $50 or more of regular priced merchandise.
This location only. One coupon per customer. Cannot combine with any other offer. Must present coupon at time of purchase. No rainchecks. Valid only 11/28/14
James Lumber and
After Thanksgiving Saturday Sale Nov. 29th!
*Excludes any equipment. Closed November 27th & 28th
9 Large Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza $ .99
CARPET • VINYL TILE • LAMINATES LAMINATED FLOORING WALLPAPER • NATURAL STONE BAMBOO & CORK FLOORING PREFINISHED WOOD FLOORING
with our own Tzatziki Sauce
*Cannot be combined with any other offer. One per party. Exp. 12/25/14. Must present coupon
Viking Ave, NW (next to Advanced Rentals) 360-930-0649 20159 Open 7 Days a Week M-Th 10-7, Fri-Sat 10-9, Sun 11-6
Online order: www.2brothersdeli.com • Catering Available • Gluten Free & Vegetarian Options
B’s Fabric Fun & Sewing Your Holiday Quilting Headquarters!
40% OFF* SEWING NOTIONS
“SATURDAY ONLY” 10 -5
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Beef, lamb, peppers, olives & mushroom
19470 Viking Way, Suite 201, Poulsbo 360.697.2464 • www.rumplenewskins.com
19801 Viking Ave. NW • Poulsbo, WA 98370-8339 • (360) 779-5571 www.acehardware.net • facebook.com/jameslumber
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19860 Viking Ave. NW • Poulsbo, WA 98370 • 360-779-7911
POULSBO RED APPLE MARKET FOR ALL YOUR HOLIDAY NEEDS! Holiday Party? We offer fresh cut meats, local wines, beers & holiday spirits!
(Scissors, threads, etc.)
Exp. 12/6/14. Must present coupon. Cannot combine with any other offer. One coupon per person. *Discount off MSRP price. Not valid on fabric.
360-930-8210 19467 Viking Way • Poulsbo M-F 10 - 5PM • Sat 10 - 5PM • Sun Closed
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Your Local Grocer NKH
20441 Viking Ave NW • Poulsbo | 360.779.4422 - 7am-10pm 7 days a week www.facebook.com/RalphsRedApple | www.PoulsboRedApple.com
James Lumber 2 Brothers Deli
Christmas Tree Lighting Friday, Nov. 28, 7pm
Viking Feast Ice Cream
Poulsbo Red Apple Market Peninsula Paint
Martinson House Landmark
Poulsbo Mercantile Cenex/CHS
Christmas Tree Lighting
Voted Best Mexican Food in 2013 Best of North Kitsap!
For All Your Holiday Painting Projects
Taqueria los Cazadores
Thank your for helping us reach our 11 Year Anniversary!
UERIA TAQ LOS CAZADORES Punch Cards Available
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Mon - Thur 3-5pm
Mon - Fri 11-9pm • Saturday 10:30-9pm Closed Sunday 19559 Viking Ave NW#A, Poulsbo 360-779-6336
Bainbridge Island Poulsbo • Port Townsend
Open 7 days 9AM - 7PM 20270 Front St NE., #202 360.860.0150 | www.poulsbomassage.com
Poulsbo Mercantile Vendors & Consignment
Unique Gifts & Treasures for the Holiday Season 35 Vendors • Antiques • Local Artisans Custom Furniture • Native American Art Clothing • Metal Designs • Jewelry
360-930-8709 20530-C Viking Way • Poulsbo Mon.-Sat 10-6, Sun 11-5
~up to 100 gallons ~
206.842.2227 937 Hildebrand Ln. Bainbridge Island
20530 Viking Way • Poulsbo • 360.779.6995
A Massage Does A Body Good! Some Benefits of Massage...
A massage is just what they want! Scheduling & Gift Certificates available online
Per Gallon All Ben Moore Premium Paints with coupon
• Deepens Relaxation & Stress Reduction • Enhances Sleep Patterns
Gift Certificates Available!
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Recipes Holiday Cranberry Relish Submitted by Jackie Holbrook. 2 bags of fresh cranberries 3 apples; peeled, cored and cut in small pieces 2 thin skinned oranges; cut into small pieces but not peeled 1 small can of crushed pineapple, drained 2 to 3 cups of sugar, adjust to taste red food coloring, enough to make it holiday red!
Using a food processor, chop the cranberries. Add apples, oranges, pineapple, and sugar to taste. Color with food coloring if desired. Tips: make ahead as it tastes best after a few days. Freezes well. Tastes great on leftover turkey sandwiches. - from the Eglon Community Cookbook, November 2012 Virginiaâ€™s Jam Cookies Submitted by Sally Nelson, Virginia Johnsonâ€™s daughter. Virginia was one of Eglonâ€™s great cooks 3/4 cup butter
1/3 cup sugar 2 egg yolks 1 1/2 cup flour Mix above ingredients and spread in a 9x13 inch pan. Bake @ 350. While warm, add 1 cup jam. Spread over crust. Beat egg whites stiff and add 1/2 cup sugar. Add 3/4 cup nuts (chopped). Bake 25 minutes @ 325. Cut into squares. - from the Eglon Community Cookbook, November 2012
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9468 NW Silverdale Way, Silverdale Next to Silverdale Antiques
Mon-Fri 9:30am-7:00pm Sat 9:30am-6:00pm
Give the gifts youHaus love to the ones you Sport love for the holidays & all year long. One stop family toy store full of fun, unique, classic & traditional board games, puppets, puzzles, science, activity and construction kits, dolls & houses, coloring and activity books, art, craft and modeling supplies & equipment, kites, windsocks, flags and more in the brands you love to give. â€˘ Brio â€˘ Bruder â€˘ Breyer â€˘ Days of Wonder â€˘ DK Publishing â€˘ Dover â€˘ Estes â€˘ Faber Castell â€˘ Folkmanis â€˘ Green Toys â€˘ Gund â€˘ Hoyle
Open 9am - 8pm Dec. 10-24 in Poulsbo Village, 360-779-8797
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â€˘ Manhattan Toy â€˘ Mayfair â€˘ Melissa & Doug â€˘ Papo â€˘ Playmobil â€˘ Plan â€˘ Rio Grande â€˘ Ravensburger â€˘ Revell â€˘ Safari â€˘ Tolo â€˘Whamo
Millie Birkeland and Helga Husby’s Yuletide Casserole 4 1/2 cups dry dressing mix (stuffing mix) 1 stick margarine Sage to taste 2 1/2 pound cooked turkey diced 1 cup celery, diced 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley 1 large onion, chopped 1 cup mushrooms sliced 1/2 cup chicken broth Saute celery and onion in margarine. Add broth and dressing and mix well. Spread dressing and a buttered 9x13 casserole, reserving 1/2 cup for topping. Add turkey to top of dressing and top with parsley and mushrooms.
Sauce 1 1/2 cans cream of chicken soup 1/2 cup chicken broth 1 cup sour cream Mix sauce ingredients well and spread over turkey dressing mixture. Crumble reserved dressing on top. Cover and bake at 325 for 45 minutes. Remove cover and allow the top to brown. - from the Eglon Community Cookbook, November 2012 Helga Husby’s Danish Sugar Cookies Submitted by Carol Thorne. My family’s favorite. My family loves these so much I always double the recipe and at Christmas time use fine colored sugar. 1 cup shortening or 1/2 margarine and 1/2 shortening
(I have also used all butter) 1 cup white sugar 1 egg — beaten 1 teas. vanilla Cream the above, then add: 2 1/2 cups flour 1/2 teas. soda 1/2 teas. cream of tartar 1/2 teas. salt Make into balls size of small walnut, press with a fork or glass bottom dipped in sugar. Bake 10 minutes at 350 degrees on ungreased cookie sheet. - from the Eglon Community Cookbook, November 2012
Why drive around when you can find it all here? SHOPPING SERVICES | DINING CHOICES | GROCERY | SPECIALTY SHOPS! – ALSO IN POULSBO VILLAGE –
REEL IN THE PERFECT GIFT... Premium Fly Fishing Gear Classes • Gift Certificates
(360) 394-1599 www.PeninsulaOutfitters.com Poulsbo Village - Easy Access on Hwy 305
- 35 Years Experience Remodels Repairs • Renovations Baths • Kitchens • Additions
19351 8th Avenue NE, Suite 208 • Poulsbo, WA License# ISLANDHL01SR9
Voted North Kitsap’s Best Asian & Lunch Vegetarian Restaurant 2009 - 2014
Treat Yourself or Someone Special This Holiday!
An Authentic Taste of Vietnam
Salon & Spa
PHO (Vietnamese Noodle Soup)
Spring & EggRolls • Stir Fried Egg or Rice Noodles • Vermicelli Noodle Bowl Rice Platters • Fried Rice • Bubble Tea
Mon-Sat 10:30am-9pm • Sun Closed • (Poulsbo Village) 7th Ave NE
Voted #1 Salon in North Kitsap for the past 7 years!
19880 7th Ave., NE, Suite D Poulsbo, WA 98370 Gift Certificates are a PERFECT Holiday Gift!
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Port Gamble PORT GAMBLE COUNTRY CHRISTMAS Sat/Sun December 13th & 14th Enjoy a variety of festival holiday activities, including horse-drawn hayrides through a town sparkling with over 100,000 holiday lights, craftmaking for the kids at Santa’s workshop, the Northwest’s oldest fruitcake contest and a stunning tree lighting ceremony followed by Western Washington’s only holiday fireworks display.
SANTA’S WORKSHOP Sat. 11am-4pm, Sun. 11am-3pm Bring the kids for a fun-filled day numerous holiday crafts, write a letter to Santa Claus, decorate ornaments and cookies, and of course meet the big man himself! We will have a photo booth available to take and print photos of your young ones with Santa Claus. Admission to Santa’s Workshop is $5/child. Receive $1 off admission by bringing a can of food for donation to Share Net.
TOWN TREE LIGHTING Saturday 5pm Enjoy over 100,000 sparkling lights around the Port Gamble town site and join us for the lighting of our town Christmas Tree at the Observation Deck (across the street from the Post Office building). The town Christmas tree will adourn over 5,000 lights plus a holiday fireworks show hosted by Boomtown Productions
FRUTICAKE CONTEST Sunday 1pm – 3pm The annual Fruitcake competition will take place from 1PM-3PM at the Hood Canal Vista Pavilion and will offer an amateur division and commercial division that is open to anyone with a recipe and the will to win. Cheryl Spofforth Rhea Schneider
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32220 Rainier Ave. NE Port Gamble
Port Gamble The big Victorian house with 6 rooms of books. Signed books, first editions, vintage volumes and used books for the quirky at heart.
House #7 â€˘ 32319 Rainier Ave. NE â€˘ Port Gamble www.No.7books.com
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BY KIPP ROBERTSON firstname.lastname@example.org It’s a wonderful feeling, avoiding the pre-holiday stress by shopping early. Having all that gift buying done in July and the holiday meals planned out can give you a little you-time. Yes, kick your feet up and catch up on those shows you have recorded on your digital video recorder. There are so many story twists to keep track of, you will soon forget about all the people you will be responsible for feeding in a few days time. Go ahead, lose yourself in the flicker of flames from the fireplace. You’re nice and toasty and don’t have to worry about the holiday chaos out there on the wet roads. A commercial catches your eye and you glance back to the television. “… There’s only two days left before the holidays are upon us,” the voice from the television is telling you. Ahhh. But you don’t have to worry about that. You purchased gifts for everyone except… OMG. Just like that, you’re out on the same wet road you were so happy to be off of just minutes before. Let the last-minute shopping begin. 32 tis the season 2014
Henery Hardware 10978 NE State Highway 104, Suite 107 360-297-3366
Winslow Drug 290 Winslow Way E, Bainbridge Island 206-842-2652
A “Christmas Story” giant “light up” poster. The leg lamp window poster made famous in “A Christmas Story” is the perfect gift for fans of the classic holiday film. $6.99.
Its name can be deceptive. Winslow Drug is a popular place to begin shopping on the island. From gift and greeting cards, to party supplies and toys and games, it could be a one-stop shop for last-minute gifts.
Little City Candy 25923 Washington Blvd. NE, Suite 101 360-881-0007 www.littlecitycandy.com
Bay Hay & Feed 10355 NE Valley Road, Bainbridge Island 206-842-2813 bayhayandfeed.com
Homemade fudge or candies from Little City Candy right off the Kingston Ferry. The fudge is made in small batches. Salt water taffy and chocolate available too.
Scarves: $15 to $30
CBs Nuts 6013 NE State Highway 104, Kingston 360-297-1213 cbsnuts.com Organic Trio of fresh roasted almond, cashew and hazelnut butters in a box from reclaimed wood. Three, 8-ounce jars. $35. Almond or hazelnut gift boxes. Includes 8 ounces of butter, 5 ounces of roasted nuts and a Theo Chocolate bar in a wood box. $25. Wide Mouth Frog 577 NE Lincoln Road, Poulsbo 360-394-4314 Looking for a unique soap? Why not the beer soaps by Swag Brewery sold at Wide Mouth Frog. Comes in a variety of scents: oatmeal stout, IPA, porter, apricot wheat, belgian witbier, honey pilsner. Or, check out the handmade earrings, pendants, and other jewelry. Poulsbo Farmers Market Saturdays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Dec. 20, in the Poulsbo Village Medical Center parking lot near 7th Avenue and Iverson Road. www.poulsbofarmersmarket.org Open through Dec. 20, the Poulsbo Farmers Market gives a great opportunity for last-minute shoppers to find locally made and hand crafted items perfect for a gift. Why not get the people still on your shopping list a jar of homemade honey or jam?
Educational class entry. Classes will be offered in the spring and held at Hoadley House, behind the feed store. All classes cost $8. Previous classes have included topics such as beekeeping, grafting, and permaculture design. Space limited. Call to reserve a spot. Proceeds go to a nonprofit. Changing Seasons 321 High School Road NE, Suite 6 206-842-1141 www.bainbridgeflowershop.com A bouquet of flowers for all occasions are available, including the holidays. Give the gift of sweet-smelling flowers arraigned just right for the season. Cost is $45-$150. Lynwood Theater 4569 Lynwood Center Road NE office: 206-451-4336, info: 206-842-3080 Send friends or family to the historic Lynwood Theater for a movie night. The theater offers gift cards. Ticket prices are $10.25 or less. Bainbridge Island Farmers’ Market Saturdays 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., through Nov. 15 at the Town Square/ City Hall property. www.bainbridgefarmersmarket.org Take advantage of the Bainbridge Island Farmers’ Market through Nov. 15. Grab a bite to eat and browse the art and handmade crafts for sale.
Kingston & Hansville Country Christmas: Dec. 6, 4:30-6:30 p.m., at Mike Wallace Park. Santa visits on a fire truck, the town lights the community tree, carols are sung, cookies are served with hot chocolate, and more. Lights brighten up the Kingston Botanical Garden, and the community gathers around a warm bonfire. Event is free. No-host wine and beer garden from 4-7 p.m.
Hansville Holiday Home Tour: Dec. 12, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hosted by Hansville Ladies Aid. Tour decorated homes and the Point No Point Lighthouse. Tickets are $12, available at Hansville Grocery.
Kiwanis Santaâ€™s Workshop: Dec. 6, 2-4 p.m. at the Kingston Cove Yacht Club. Children are welcome to make a holiday craft and have a treat. No charge to participate in the various craft sections.
Childrenâ€™s Christmas Party: Dec. 18, 7 p.m. at the Hansville Community Center. Children come for holiday fun with Santa and marionettes. Free.
Hansville Holiday Concert: Dec. 14, 2 p.m. at the Hansville Community Center. The Hometown Band provides a holiday experience with a seasonal concert. Free.
Photo by Johnny Walker
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Gliding Eagle Market
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One Stop HOLIDAY Shop Holiday spirits galore! Exceptionally low prices on liquors, wine, champagne, beer, and more! Open 7 Days Free Wi-fi in the cafe
Gifts & Tribal Merchandise!
Stop in for one of our seasonal specialty espresso drinks!
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8000 Little Boston Rd NE, Kingston • 360-297-7412 • www.glidingeaglemarketplace.com an Enterprise of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe
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Savage Plants & Landscape
Open late on Tues & Thurs til 7pm NOW OPEN SUNDAYS 10-3
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The Grub Hut
4 Kingston Quilt Kola Kola Park
Fire House Theater
Sweet Life Cakery
Nancy’s Green Garden
• Yule Logs • Cookies • Bundt Cakes • Pies
Port of Kingston
Create a Keepsake Main St Ale House 11264 NE ST HWY 104 P.O. Box 391 Kingston, WA 98346
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Save on wines for the holidays. 20% Case Discount • Private Tastings • Wineaux Art Classes • Wine Pairing Events Gift Certificates Available
360-297-3010 in Cleo’s Landing 2 blocks from Kingston Ferry www.dvinewineshop.com
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Little City Candy Company
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Kiwanis Santa’s Workshop Kingston Cove Yacht Club Free Cookies & Hot Cocoa at the Port Live Music by the Jingle Jam Band Santa arrives by Fire Engine Tree Lighting Ceremony
BONFIRES • WINE & BEER GARDEN • FOOD VENDORS
The Kingston Chamber will be accepting non-perishable food donations during these events
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The spirit of giving BY RICHARD WALKER firstname.lastname@example.org
The weather is cold. Heat is a necessary but additional expense. Money is stretched thin, putting pressure on a family’s ability to meet monthly expenses. It’s the holiday season, a time when need is greatest in our communities. When you give during the holiday season, you make a difference in the lives of others. Consider the gift of giving this season. Your reward: knowing the world is a better place because of you. When someone asks you what you want for a gift, consider asking for a donation for a favorite cause. Some families choose a cause to give to in lieu of a gift for themselves. Giving, by the way, doesn’t have to be monetary. Consider a gift of your time. “You won’t know the name of the person or family you helped, but you might pass them on the street one day — someone able to smile again from the support you provided, someone with one less overwhelming concern that month,” ShareNet executive director Mark Ince once wrote. “You won’t know their name, but that help will have reached them just the same, with incredible speed and right in your own backyard. You haven’t just made a donation, you’ve made a difference.” Mary Nader of North Kitsap Fishline said, “There is some inexplicable reward that comes when you step out of your own needs and take care of others. Something happens — that sense of peace, the feeling that you’re doing something about the problem. When you can take an action locally and you’ve done what you can, you feel better, knowing that you’ve impacted a life.” Several organizations provide an opportunity to make a big difference locally. These organizations are part of the local safety net, and chances are good that any gift you give will benefit someone you know. POULSBO LIONS/RAAB FOUNDATION BELLRINGER FUND Money raised by the Poulsbo Lions/Raab Foundation Bellringer Fund provides local residents with emergency housing, help avoiding eviction, assistance with utility bills and medical co-payments, and vouchers for gas. Grants are administered by North Kitsap Fishline and St. Vincent de Paul. The Poulsbo Lions/Raab Foundation Bellringer Fund is different than the Bellringer Fund administered by the Kitsap Sun; the Poulsbo 36 tis the season 2014
Lions/Raab Foundation Bellringer Fund serves only North Kitsap. It was founded in the 1940s by Frank and Mabel Raab as a way for neighbors to help each other during emergencies. The fund helps at least 300 families a year. In addition, the fund supplies Christmas food baskets to 100 local families. TO GIVE: P.O. Box 1244, Poulsbo, WA 98370. Donations are accepted year-round for the fund, and are tax-deductible. HELPLINE HOUSE Helpline House was founded in the 1960s as a food bank, but evolved into a communityfunded non-profit agency providing a full range of services. Basic services are provided cost-free to those in need. Needs are defined broadly and are not always financial. Helpline House operates a food and clothing bank; provides social work, advocacy services and a counseling program; offers a monthly legal clinic with Kitsap Legal Services; and makes medical equipment available on loan. Helpline House social workers assess each client’s crisis needs; help them access emergency funds; and coordinate services with key agencies, including Kitsap Mental Health, the YWCA A.L.I.V.E. domestic violence program, Housing Solutions and Kitsap Community Resources. Social workers also help older residents access senior services, assist them with prescription drug plans, and connect them with resources that help them remain independent while growing older in this community. TO GIVE: 282 Knechtel Way NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110. www.helplinehouse.org SHARENET NEIGHBOR AID ShareNet, a non-profit, operates a food bank, a clothing bank, and a program that makes nutritious food available for school children on weekends. “Among the four area schools, 100 school kids are served every week during the year,” ShareNet executive director Mark Ince said. Wolfle Elementary School students receive food during summer as well. ShareNet also assists families and individuals facing eviction or needing help keeping their utilities on. ShareNet serves Eglon, Hansville, Indianola, Kingston, Little Boston, Port Gamble, and a portion of Poulsbo and Suquamish. Each
donation to ShareNet’s Neighbor Aid campaign supports efforts to fight hunger and need in those communities. The majority of the people who use ShareNet’s services are the working poor — people unemployed or under-employed, Ince said. Elderly residents living on a fixed income also visit ShareNet, as well as people with disabilities or living with illnesses. Ince estimates ShareNet will have provided more than 12,000 service instances — the number of times a person or family is helped — by the end of the year. That number would be an increase of at least 5 percent over the previous year. ShareNet’s annual budget is about $150,000, so Neighbor Aid makes a difference. “Neighbor Aid enjoys the support of hundreds of local individuals, businesses, service clubs and schools, all coming together through ShareNet to help hungry people in our community,” Ince said. “Your support, whether time, money or service, ensures ShareNet can continue to operate. If you met our clients directly, they would tell you themselves how grateful they are. We extend that gratitude toward you.” TO GIVE: ShareNet, 6061 United Road, Kingston, WA 98346. Mailing address: P.O. Box 250, Kingston, WA 98346. Online: www. sharenetfoodbank.org. NORTH KITSAP FISHLINE & EMERGENCY SERVICES The economy may seem to be getting better, but the need in North Kitsap Fishline’s area of service has not diminished. According to Nader, 100-110 households visited Fishline each day in 2013; that number this year is 130-140. “The high water mark is more than 160 this year, and it used to be 120,” she said. Fishline operates a Food Bank on 7 87 NW Liberty Lane (at Viking Avenue); the Second Season Thrift Store on 18825 Anderson Parkway; and Second Season Home Store, which sells gently used furniture and home decor items, on 18916 3rd Ave. NE. Fishline provides grocery delivery service for homebound clients, and a weekend foodbackpack program for children who may not otherwise receive enough food when not in school. Fishline provides on-site registration for SNAP Food Benefits, referrals for free financial and employment counseling, and bus tokens for people needing to get to and from jobs,
interviews and medical appointments. Fishline has several programs to help fend off homelessness. Fishline can help eligible clients who have difficulty paying all of the up-front fees when renting a new place to live, and has a rent assistance program to help people who have been served with an eviction notice. Fishline provides one-time rental and mortgage assistance for those experiencing financial crisis. Its home-share program pairs home owners at risk of foreclosure with people looking for a room to rent; the program gets the homeowner some help making the house payment, and the renter a place to live until his or her circumstances improve. Fishline can also help people faced with utility disconnection. Fishline works with local motels and other venues to provide from two to five nights of emergency shelter. Another program provides a safe parking location for single women who are temporarily living in their vehicles. Fishline also connects clients with credit counseling and financial education, free legal assistance, and assistance with medical and dental care.
TO GIVE: North Kitsap Fishline, 787 NW Liberty Lane, Poulsbo, WA 98370. Online: www. nkfishline.org KINGSTON FOOD BANK The Kingston Food Bank, 26102 Illinois Ave., serves about 50 families a week, mostly in the downtown area. Its clients are older, or homeless, and mostly pedestrian. Besides food, the Food Bank also provides school supplies to local students in September, operates a clothing bank, and has hygiene kits for people who are homeless. A recent bequest from the late Michael Szymanski covers the Food Bank’s rent for at least a few years, meaning the Food Bank can concentrate its resources and time on meeting local needs, rather than raising money to keep a roof over its head. The Food Bank’s hours are noon to 3 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays. The phone numbers are 360-297-4861 and 360-297-7100. Food Bank supporters include The Pizza Factory, which donates ice; The Grub Hut, which donates fruits and vegetables; and The Borrowed Kitchen, which donates bread.
TO GIVE: Kingston Food Bank, P.O. Box 323, Kingston, WA 98346. ONE CALL FOR ALL When you give through Bainbridge Island’s One Call For All, you can choose among 86 local non-profit organizations. One hundred percent of your donation goes directly to the non-profit you designate. One Call For All was established in 1960 and over the last 10 years has distributed more than $8.9 million to non-profit organizations. Those organizations serve the community in many ways. Among the Bainbridge and Kitsap causes that benefit from One Call for All: Arts & Humanities, Community Outreach & Enrichment, Emergency Services, Environment & Recreation, Health & Human Services, Schools & Early Childhood Education, Youth Services & Organizations, Off-Island Organizations serving Bainbridge and Kitsap TO GIVE: For a list of partner organizations — alphabetical and by category — go to www. onecallforall.org.
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