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Y OU R L O C A L HOL I DAY G U I DE Special Supplement to the Bainbridge Island Review, 98110 and North Kitsap Herald
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IT’S THAT WONDERFUL TIME OF YEAR L
ike the song says, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.” When December rolls around, and the holidays are near, everything seems to come alive. Downtown store windows are decorated to depict snowy days and are filled with items that will delight anyone on your list. There are many special events to choose from, including local theater groups that perform favorite seasonal plays and ballets. Church groups sing our favorite songs. And just about everywhere you look, there’s signs of the season.
A Bainbridge Island holiday
Things for the kids
Take a horse-drawn carriage ride in downtown Poulsbo. Stroll by the storefronts decorated in Scandinavian flavor. Attend Bainbridge Island’s first Winterfest. Browse the island’s shops. And, there’s the lovely little village of Kingston. Enjoy the annual lighting of the Christmas tree in Mike Wallace Park. Walk among the stores and restaurants downtown and watch the ferry dock at twilight as holiday lights reflect on it. Enjoy a Victorian Christmas in Port Gamble up the road. There are holiday concerts,
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bazaars and fairs throughout the area that will round out the fun. Look for details inside in the holiday happenings lists. The staff of the Bainbridge Island Review and the North Kitsap Herald wish you and yours the very best this holiday season and always. n
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A BAINBRIDGE HOLIDAY CHRISTMAS PAST t
DEC. 21, 1945
An editor’s column in the Review reminded readers, “We shouldn’t go around cutting a Christmas tree anywhere. Secure the consent of the property owner first.” Helen Callahan, of New Brooklyn, reported that a lot of folks had cut trees off her place when she was “perfectly willing to sell them.” t
DEC. 20, 1946
The Review reported that 100 children will be able to attend a holiday party at the Winslow Park Recreation Hall, thanks to an anonymous donor. The party was hosted by the American Legion. t
DEC. 14, 1950
Headlines read that 75 island children are facing a toyless Christmas unless more donations come into the Bainbridge Island Rotary Club’s toy drive. t
BAINBRIDGE ISLAND TURKEY TROT
The annual Bainbridge Island Turkey Trot returns to Battle Point Park (11299 Arrow Point Drive NE) Thursday, Nov. 24. Runners and walkers both are welcome in the 5-K and the 1-mile events. The courses are mostly flat with gentle inclines and are family and stroller friendly. Don’t miss one of Bainbridge Island’s most anticipated holiday traditions – it’s the perfect excuse for one more slice of pie. On-site registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the mile-long event kicks off at 8:30 a.m., followed by the 5K jaunt at 9 a.m. Pre-registration for the trot ends at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21. Visit www.bainbridgeturkeytrot. org for registration details.
DOWNTOWN TREE LIGHTING AND OPEN HOUSE On Saturday, Nov. 26, sleigh bells will ring on Winslow and in Madrone Lane, a tree will glisten. Join the Bainbridge Island Downtown Association for a holiday open house, with free horse-drawn carriage rides, carolers and the jolly man himself - yes, that would be Santa! Hours to be determined.
CHRISTMAS IN THE COUNTRY
OVATION! BRINGS ‘ANNIE’ HOME FOR CHRISTMAS
The beloved Christmas in the Country tour returns to Bainbridge Island Friday, Dec. 2 through Sunday, Dec. 4. Get into the holiday spirit with a tour across the island; hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. Visitors use a map to make their way across Bainbridge as the free tour stops at quaint historic cottages, farms, fascinating homes hand built by the owners, and nonprofit venues. Visit www. christmasinthecountry.info/home to learn more.
Ovation! Performing Arts Northwest will bring “Annie” to Bainbridge Island for its annual holiday production from Friday, Dec. 2 through Sunday, Dec. 18. Directed by Ron Milton, with musical direction by Reece Suave and costume design by Jennifer Mueller. Visit www. ovationmtb.com to learn more.
RALPHIE RETURNS “A Christmas Story: The Musical” at Bainbridge Performing Arts. The musical version of the beloved holiday cinematic staple “A Christmas Story” will take the stage at Bainbridge Performing Arts from Friday, Dec. 2 through Sunday, Dec. 18, with performances at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays, 7:30 and 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays at 3 p.m. This laugh-out-loud holiday tale of American Christmases past has been cleverly rewrapped as a new musical, which received rave reviews on its Broadway run. www. bainbridgeperformingarts.org to purchase tickets and learn more.
PET SANTA PHOTOS Haul the kids – and pets – on over to Bay Hay & Feed on Dec. 3 and Dec. 4 to get their mug taken with Santa. The jolly old man will be on hand from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. doling out good cheer and smiles. All ages and all pets welcome, with the exception of livestock. Proceeds benefit the Kitsap Humane Society.
BAINBRIDGE CHORALE Bainbridge Chorale presents “On a Starlit Night,” a free concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 at Bethany Lutheran Church. The two ensembles of the Olympic Girls’ Choir, Encora and Cantabile, will sing classic and contemporary songs of the season. The concert will feature everything from traditional folk songs, to a beautiful setting of the traditional Christmas text “O Magnum Mysterium,”
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BAINBRIDGE ISLAND ADDS A NEW HOLIDAY EVENT >> It’s almost time to go walking in a winter wonderland. Although no one can promise snow, Winter Wonderland is the newest holiday event on the Bainbridge Island holiday calendar this year. From 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday Dec. 10, bring the family down to the Waterfront Park and enjoy face painting, a snow feature, holiday present crafts, wrapping paper decorating, Santa Claus, holiday music, ice sculptures, cocoa and cookies and balloon clowns. There’ll even be live reindeer. This event came about after the parks and recreation district’s community outreach manager Lori Quick-Mejia arrived on Bainbridge Island a few years ago and discovered that there wasn’t a family fun holiday event. “We had Winter Wonderland in Springfield (Oregon) where I came from,” said Quick-Mejia. “I wanted to bring it here.” So she got her bosses’ permission and set out to find partners who would help with it. She rounded up the Bainbridge Island Chamber, the City of Bainbridge, the Bainbridge Downtown Association and Puget Sound Energy. “We pulled all these partners together and began planning,” she said. “Having something like this is a great way to build memories.”
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The event really begins at noon when downtown merchants open for business. Anyone shopping can put their name in a drawing for prizes when they make a purchase. “We’ll have carolers out all day, from all different age groups,” she said. Then, at 5 p.m. everyone is invited to the waterfront to celebrate Winter Wonderland. “Kids can make gifts and design wrapping paper to wrap them in,” she said. “Santa will be there and even some live reindeer.” Boats in the harbor along the waterfront will be decked out in holiday lights. Winter Wonderland is planned to be an annual event. For more information go to www.biparks.org. n
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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 6 to the beloved modern classic “Christmas Time is Here.” Bainbridge Chorale presents holiday concerts on Saturday, Dec. 10 and Sunday, Dec. 11 at Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church. A family concert is planned for 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10; the show is a one-hour, family-friendly presentation of much of the same repertoire as the chorale’s full-length holiday concert, and will include an appearance by the Bainbridge Youth Chorale, directed by Youth Chorale Artistic Director Matthew Blegen.Tickets will be available in November. Tickets are $15; $10 for seniors, students, military and teachers; children 13 and under accompanied by an adult get in free. “Sights, Sounds and Songs of the Season”is 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11 at Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church. The concert will showcase new takes on familiar seasonal songs and carols, as well as premiere performances of several new works. Tickets will be available in November online through Brown Paper Tickets, at Dana’s Showhouse in Winslow and at the door. Tickets are $23; $20 for seniors, students, military and teachers; children 13 and younger get in free.
WINTER WONDERLAND Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? There’s no guarantee – unfortunately, Santa’s monopoly on toy delivery does not extend to the weather – but from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, your wish will be granted. The Bainbridge Island park district presents “Winter Wonderland,” a free evening filled with snow, hot cocoa, ice sculptures and holiday activities at Waterfront Park. Santa will, of course, make an appearance and his elves will teach you a thing or two about decorating wrapping paper and wrangling real reindeer.
BLOEDEL RESERVE HOLIDAY VILLAGE Dwight Shappell has been building miniature houses for a long time – more than 10,000 hours he estimates. And his models are no joke; the former flower shop owner has crafted fully functional chests of drawers, upholstered sofas and even parquet floors out of collected materials. Come see his handiwork at the Bloedel Reserve’s annual Holiday Village from Dec. 10 through Dec. 31. Entry is included with regular admission: $15 adult, $10 senior and military, $8 student ages 13 to 18, $5 child ages 5 to 12, free for children 4 and younger. For more information, visit www. bloedelreserve.org.
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Olympic Performance Group takes ‘The Nutcracker’ around the world “The Nutcracker” will return to the North Kitsap Auditorium in Poulsbo from Saturday, Dec. 17 through Monday, Dec. 19, with shows at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and a final 2 p.m. matinee on Monday. This, the 11th annual production of the beloved holiday ballet staple by Olympic Performance Group, will feature a new, international twist of the old tale, including classic ballet, jazz, hip hop, Bollywood and gymnastics stylings in the brand-new choreography. Tickets are $15 for children, students and military members, $18 for seniors and $20 for adults. Group discount rates are available. Visit www. olympicperformancegroup.org to learn more and purchase.
Ring in 2017 with “Seattle’s favorite and longest running, hardest working” band: Massy Ferguson at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 31 at the Treehouse Café in Lynwood. You know only good things can come from a band that named itself after a farm equipment company. The group’s songs are steeped in the classic Americana influences, such as Uncle Tupelo, the Jayhawks and the Backsliders. Advance tickets for this onenight-only, 21-and-older show are on sale now – $50 for a table, $40 for general admission. The price at the door will be $50 per person. Visit www. treehousebainbridge.com to learn more. n
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A POULSBO HOLIDAY POULSBO’S THE PLACE TO BE >> Poulsbo’s landscape is well-suited for a winter holiday setting, with its historic downtown, Nordic storefronts, evergreen trees, songs chiming from the Poulsbo First Lutheran Church steeple, and a bay that reflects the drama of the winter sky. While you’re downtown, enjoy a free horse-drawn
CHRISTMAS IN BIG VALLEY 4:30-9:30 p.m. Nov. 25 to Jan. 2 26730 Big Valley Road N.E. Poulsbo Walk the Enchanted Trail, a 600-foot path decorated with more than 65,000 Christmas lights.
COMMUNITY TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY 7-9 p.m. Nov. 25 Corner of Viking Avenue and Lindvig Way Gather in the parking lot in front of the Historic Martinson Cabin on the corner of Viking Avenue and Lindvig Way. Sing carols with the North Kitsap High School choir. Info: www.cityofpoulsbo.com/ parks/parks_events.htm.
DUTCH OPEN HOUSE 1-3 p.m. Nov. 27 Marina Market, 18882 Front St. NE, Poulsbo Visit this downtown market and experience the delights of Dutch culture. The store also features Scandinavian foods and gift items.
JULEFEST AND SCANDINAVIAN BAZAAR 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Dec. 3 Muriel Iverson Williams Waterfront Park and Sons of Norway Lodge Scandinavian arts, crafts and gifts. Pea soup, Photos by Downtown Poulsbo Historical Association
carriage ride, visit with Santa, and experience all of the tastes and sights of the season that Little Norway has to offer. (Despite its name, Little Norway has an international flavor, with restaurants specializing in British, Mexican, Italian, Spanish, American and American midcentury foods). The season of fun begins the day after Thanksgiving and continues through the New Year. n
rommegrot and more. Dancing by Leikarringen (children’s folk group), singing by Vestre Sund Mannskor. Hot chocolate and hot cider for sale.
SANTA ARRIVES BY FIRE ENGINE Dec. 3. The Poulsbo Fire Department will deliver Santa downtown to the annual Jules Fest. Santa and the fire engine will be making other scheduled routes. Check www.poulsbofire.org for the complete schedule.
KITSAP CHORDSMEN 2 p.m. and again at 7 p.m. Dec. 10 North Kitsap High School Community Auditorium. “We Need a Little Christmas”, a Barbershop Harmony musical show, performed by the Kitsap Chordsmen. Tickets are $15-$20 and available by calling call 360-337-7464 or online at www. singkitsap.org. This is a two-hour seasonal music and themed stage performance.
“THE NUTCRACKER: WORLD EXPLORER” 2 and 7 p.m. Dec. 17-18; 2 p.m. Dec. 19 North Kitsap Community Auditorium, 1881 NE Hostmark St. Olympic Performance Group’s unique rendition of the classic story. n
FROM THE KITSAP COUNTY HERALD ARCHIVES t
DEC. 9, 1910
An advertisement told that the “Biggest line of toys and holiday goods,” was available at Boyd’s Bargain Counter. It listed Christmas cards selling for one to 10 cents each. t
DEC. 23, 1910
An article on the front page told readers, “Our correspondents have undoubtedly been busy getting ready for Christmas and have not had time to turn in their correspondences (stories.) We hope, however, that it will be alright in a short time.” t
A note in the paper following Christmas read, “Grandpa Helm kept up the old style of lighting up his home for Christmas Eve with candles in all the windows. It certainly looked very beautiful.” t
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Meet Our Nordic Father Christmas in his house by the red clock tower 11 to 3 on Saturdays and 12 to 3 on Sundays Perfect for taking photos to create your family holiday memory. Nov.26, 27, and Dec. 3 & 4, 10 & 11, 17 & 18, plus Dec. 24th (11 to 2). Special note: Donations for Fishline are accepted here and greatly appreciated. “Viking Carolers” from North Kitsap High School, most weekends, 11 to 3, Nov. 26th through Dec. 18th. Scandinavian Bazaar at the Sons of Norway: Saturday, Dec. 3rd, 10 to 4, Scandinavian vendors’ arts, crafts, and gifts. Jule Fest at Waterfront Park: Saturday, Dec. 3rd, starting at 4:30 p.m. Vikings will escort Lucia Bride to where the Yule Log will be lit. Miss Poulsbo will light the Christmas tree and Santa will help close out the evening. Lighted Boat Parade: December 17th. Please visit the website for time and meeting place of the Boat Parade at www.membermanager.net/poulsboyc or call 360-779-3116
2nd Saturday Artwalk: Saturday, Dec. 17th, 5 to 8 p.m. Galleries present holiday cheer, music, and fabulous art!
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Argosy Cruises Christmas Ship: Thursday, Dec. 8th. A two-hour evening cruise with North Kitsap Northern Lights, an on-board choir, will dock in Poulsbo. Tickets available at www.argosycruises.com For more information: www.visitpoulsbo.com and www. historicdowntownpoulsbo.com
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A FEW SIMPLE IDEAS FOR CELEBRATIONS FOR MEALS, KEEP IT VERY SIMPLE You can accommodate those
with special dietary needs by offering a protein, a salad, a starch of some kind and simple appetizers, along with fruit and cupcakes. Make sure to think about items that can be prepared ahead of time. For example, appetizers of almonds, shrimp, spinach dip and a veggie platter; dinner can be caprese (mozzarella, tomato, basil leaf sprinkled with balsamic vinegar), baked chicken breasts with a dry rub, roasted potatoes, and a green salad; fruit and cake for dessert. Just pop it in the oven as guests arrive so there is very little stress. Vegetarians, meat eaters, those eating healthy, and those wanting to celebrate will all be happy.
A SPECIAL SALAD Serve a green salad but easier: Put the greens
in a bowl, and on a platter put the toppings – peppers, tomatoes, olives –anything you like or know your family or guests like. They can add what they want instead of pulling out what they don’t. People like different toppings, so it works perfectly. If there are leftovers, pack them up separately and use for tomorrow’s salad.
DECORATE WITH WHAT YOU LOVE not just what you have
always done – quality over quantity. You’ll feel better and if anyone questions why it’s different, simply let say we are focusing on meaningful.
WRAP PICTURES already on the walls with wrapping paper that is the color or theme you are going for. Big pop with little expense. Do this for holidays as well as graduations, birthdays, etc. HANG ORNAMENTS from your light strands. FRESH FLOWERS AND CANDLES are simply enough. With
the battery operated candles now available, you can put candles anywhere with no worries.
KEEP DECORATIONS SIMPLE – pick a color and launch from
there. By choosing a color versus a theme, you actually have more freedom to mix themes, textures, and old and new. Feel free to mix and match – crystal and burlap will be perfect together, especially if you love it.
USE OLD BLACK & WHITE HOLIDAY PHOTOS as your decorations – hang on the tree, put in frames down your table, lay a few ornaments around them. Lovely and simple. Source: Dee Quitslund, email her at email@example.com
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KEEPING THE STRESS LOW: Choose one or two traditions that
feel right for this year, and focus on those. You don’t have to include everything. By doing this, you can share the deeper or simpler meaning with your family and friends. They will learn more about the family history and meaning. Next year, do the same thing, perhaps with other traditions. You’re adding meaning without stress. Bring the magic back. n
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FOR THE BOOK LOVER GIFTS FOR THE READER IN THE FAMILY BORN TO RUN
by Bruce Springsteen, published by Simon & Schuster, 528 pages, $19.95, autobiography The official autobiography of Rock ’n’ Roll musician Bruce Springsteen. He writes about his middle class upbringing to today when he’s known as “The Boss.” From the book, “By twenty, no race-car-driving rebel, I was a guitar player on the streets of Asbury Park.” n
ENTERTAINING THE KIDS THROUGHOUT THE HOLIDAY SEASON >> When December rolls around, there’s plenty of things on the calendar for the kids to do — school concerts and parties, neighborhood caroling, even visiting relatives to deliver gifts. But when all that it done, if you need something to keep the kids from asking “When is Santa coming?” here’s a few things to try.
GET CRAFTY Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinic – Kids can build a holiday ornament from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday Dec. 3 at all Lowe’s in the county. Kids age 3 and up (but recommended for kids in grades 1 through 5) can come in and put on an apron and safety goggles and make an ornament. Go to Lowe’s website to learn more. The event is free. PUT ON THOSE ICE SKATES There’s free skating for kids from
2 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 7 at the Bremerton Ice Center, 1950 Homer Jones Drive in Bremerton. Tickets are available at the Bremerton Parks and Recreation office, 680 Lebo Blvd. The event is free, but those attending need to pick up a ticket. There is a charge for skate rental, if you don’t have your own.
JD Vance, published by Harper, 272 pages, $17, nonfiction. From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a probing look at the struggles of America’s white working class through the author’s own story of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town. Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis — that of poor, white Americans. n
TOM DOUGLAS’ SEATTLE KITCHEN
by Tom Douglas, published by William Morrow Cookbooks, 288 pages, $25 Tom’s first book has become a Seattle classic! “Tom Douglas’ Seattle Kitchen” is packed with recipes for Tom’s signature dishes. But this is more than a cookbook. This is a food lover’s guide to Seattle. n
GINGERBREAD HOUSES Be a part of KiDiMu’s annual
holiday tradition and join them in a gingerbread-making DIY workshop! Visit a special art station to decorate season’s favorite construction. Families are invited to create an original design using candy and frosting supplies provided by KiDiMu, 301 Ravine Lane NE. This is a self-guided activity. All materials included. Available: Dec. 4 - Dec. 10; Sunday: 12:30 to 2 p.m., weekdays: 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday: 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (while supply lasts). The decoration event is free with admission or membership. For more, call 206-855-4650. NIGHTTIME BAINBRIDGE Beach Exploration happens from 9 to 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13. Join beach naturalists to explore and wonder at the rich and colorful sea life that is exposed during low tide. Beach explorations are free and open to families with children and naturalists will be on hand to share resources and knowledge. Meet at Point White Pier Beach. n
by Carl Hiaasen, published by Knopf, 352 pages, $17, fiction. When Lane Coolman’s car is bashed from behind on the road to the Florida Keys, what appears to be an ordinary accident is anything but. Behind the wheel of the other car is Merry Mansfield – the eponymous Razor Girl – and the crash scam is only the beginning of events that spiral crazily out of control. n
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The Forgotten Children’s Fund is an all volunteer organization that works to give underprivileged children and their families a truly Merry Christmas. With the support of our community we are able to purchase, wrap, and have Santa and his Elves deliver gifts every year. Don’t forget to drop off a toy at any Les Schwab location! Visit forgottenchildrensfund.org to find out how you can make a difference.
WRAP IT UP >> Ways to wrap that catch the eye: Everyone likes to see beautifully wrapped gifts under the tree. Some families want everything to match and pick a color theme. Others like the eclectic look with different colors, different textures and different types of bows.
If you’re looking to save a little bit of money this year, try wrapping gifts in newspaper. Try some using black and white pages and add a colorful ribbon. Or use the colorful comicstrip pages from the Sunday editions.
Get end rolls of paper from your local newspaper office, or buy some white shelf paper. Set up a coloring station with Crayons, paints and stickers. Let the kids “create” wrapping paper by drawing and painting on the white Have some old, paper. Give them a theme like “animals,” or just let them go wild. n
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Are you a stamper? Get out your stamps and create your own paper using those holiday-themed stamps and ink. This method can look great on brown wrapping paper. Don’t want to invest in expensive stamps? Make your own using potatoes. Cut the potato in half and carve out any shape or initial your want. n
Try a layered look. Wrap your gifts in a colorful paper. Then create a second layer using that brown wrapping paper. Fold it and make “snowflake” cutouts all across it. Then wrap it over your colorfully wrapped gift. No need for a gift tag, either. Just write on the brown paper.
Get a paper that holds chalk writing at your craft store. Draw your own decorations on the paper using white or colored chalk. Outline Christmas trees, draw on a ribbon, or just doddle.
Another crafty idea is to make pom pom paper. Add felt pom poms to your wrapping paper with glue or a glue stick. Create a design with them, or just go wild. n
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FAMILY HOLIDAY PHOTOS TAKING A GREAT SHOT
Attempt bright, indirect light if possible.
>> So, the family will be all together over Thanksgiving weekend.
Bring your patience. The more family members in the photo, the more patience you’ll need. Remember, you’re not a professional photographer, but you’re much less expensive.
First, determine if you want something silly or serious. Then determine the setting. If you’re going for the silly, come up with costumes, such as the “ugly” holiday sweaters, or gather props that would be used in a photo booth setting – Santa hats, mustaches, reindeer antlers, Santa beards, and fake lollipops. Now determine where you’ll take the photo – in a tree, as a pyramid of people, or just everyone making a funny face.
And if you’ve asked a friend to take the photos so that you can be in it, make sure you allow enough time to take many photos, so that one will be the one you like. If there are kids in the photo have a focal point away from the lens, such as a stuffed animal on the photographer’s head.
And you want to take a good family portrait for this year’s photo greeting card. But where to start?
If you plan on a serious photo, think about the background. Choose something simple without a lot of clutter. Think about the palette. Keep a color coordination of the background with the color of clothing you plan for family members to wear. Some of the best photos have been family members in blue jeans and off-white shirts in the park. If you have time, create a background such as using a sheet draped over the piano and string some Christmas tree lights across it. Or take the photo with the Christmas tree in the background if your’s is already up. Pay attention to the lighting. Try to take your photo in natural light.
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First, decide it you want something silly or serious. Then determine the setting. And then pick what to wear.
With the digital age, remember that in Photoshop, you can crop the photo to just what you want. You can also adjust light and dark and color. And if you want to get creative, you can even add to the photo with effects. Try www.picmonkey.com or other websites where you will find special effects. Add in a message. Get big letters at your local craft store and have each family member hold one. Tell your friends “Peace,” “Hope” or “Love,” or make your own signs that read “Happy Holidays from the Smiths.” n
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NEW HOTEL Opens Nov. 25th HANSVILLE HOLIDAY EVENTS EGLON SCHOOL HOLIDAY CRAFT SALE 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 3 Eglon Schoolhouse Art, crafts and baked goods for sale.
HANSVILLE HOLIDAY CONCERT 2 p.m. Dec. 11 Greater Hansville Community Center, 6778 Buck Lake Road NE, Hansville The Hometown Band performs a seasonal concert. Free to attend. Information: www.hansville.org.
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CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY 6:30 p.m. Dec. 15. Greater Hansville Community Center, 6778 Buck Lake Road NE, Hansville Free party for children with marionettes and Santa. Information: www. hansville.org.
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INDIANOLA HOLIDAY EVENTS INDIANOLA HOLIDAY ART FAIR 9 a.m.to 3 p.m., Nov. 19 IBIC Clubhouse Lot’s of creative folks live in Indianola. Come and meet many of them who are showing their work. Browse and discover unique crafts, art and gift items. More info: www.fernwoodsy.com.
SUQUAMISH HOLIDAY EVENTS
SUQUAMISH MUSEUM HOLIDAY LIGHTS FESTIVAL 6:30 p.m. Dec. 3 Join museum staff in celebrating the holiday season with kids holiday crafts and refreshments. Stay for a special performance by Kids in Concert at 6:30 p.m. Visit suquamishmuseum.org for details.
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10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 10 House of the Awakened Culture, 7235 NE Parkway, Suquamish Attend the Suquamish Holiday Bazaar of unique gifts by local artists. Free and open to the public. For more contact Kate Ahvakana at kahvakana@ suquamish.nsn.us or 360-394-8573. n
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A KINGSTON HOLIDAY KINGSTON HAS LIGHTS APLENTY >> Although it’s a rather new event, it’s become a tradition for many. “Kingston Holiday Lights” is a colorful fantastic display of lighted flowers, animals and boats that appear at the Mike Wallace Park and the surrounding the Port of Kingston building near the ferry terminal. This year, it all happens on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 5 p.m. As a firetruck from the North Kitsap Fire and Rescue department arrives, Santa hops off and lights the Christmas tree and flips the switch to turn on all the light displays. Kingston Holiday Lights started six years ago by the port commissioners. Port employee Ray Carpenter has been the go-to guy for the event. Local garden clubs and community groups help out. In the first years, extension cords were strung from display to display but as the displays started taking up more and more space and became more and more creative, Port of Kingston staff dug
“Planning begins in March as volunteers bundle and attach lights to the rebar forms.”
KINGSTON COVE CHRISTMAS
10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Dec. 3 Downtown Kingston and the Port of Kingston Festival of trees decorated by merchants, Kiwanis’ Santa’s Workshop for kids, shopping, wine tasting and brews downtown for the adults, Elvis (Danny Vernon) will sing at 4:30 p.m., Santa arrives at 5 p.m. with the lighting of the town tree and the marina boats. Boats will sail out of port at 5:30 p.m.
trenches and installed underground conduit to support all the places they needed to plug in the displays. It was also a safety measure. Regular holiday lights were used the first year but they were too hot and had to be continuously replaced. Now LED lights are used and both the lights and the materials are purchased through a supplier that specializes in community holiday light displays. In 2014, the volunteers estimated the count of individual lights at around 250,000 (or more). Plus an additional 8,000 lights for the Christmas tree. Planning begins in March of each year as volunteers bundle and attach the lights to the rebar forms. During October and November, they go at it full-power. “How to” put the display together, is written down, but sometimes volunteers brainstorm to create something new, and then they figure out how to build it.
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DEC. 6, 1932
Great Northern Railway had special prices for holiday travel. Most were about one cent per mile. A traveler could go from Seattle to Spokane, round trip for $6.85. t
DEC. 6, 1933
When it’s all over, everything is stored in a shed at the port. At last count there were at least 50 big animals, abundant flowers (small, medium and large), numerous smaller creations and at least 400 strings of lights. Some of the forms are hung along the walls of the shed, others are stored in bins.
Mae West and Cary Grant were starring in “I’m No Angel,” which was showing at the Almo Theater. The advertisement for the motion picture advised “No children for this picture.”
The event is free and open to the public. For more call the Port of Kingston 360-297-3545, or online at www.portofkingston.org. n
THE HOMETOWN BAND
7 p.m. Dec. 6 Kingston Village Green banquet hall, 12850 Dulay Road NE, Kingston The Hometown Band is performing a holiday concert. Enjoy an evening of traditional and contemporary Christmas music. Free concert but donations will be accepted for the Village Green. n
DEC. 15, 1933
A front page article reminded readers to “Patronize your local merchants.” The following week on Dec. 22, the editor wrote a Merry Christmas greeting to all readers and stated “Let us forget the Depression and hard times for a few moments.” t
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In North Kitsap and on Bainbridge Island there are plenty of places to pick up a T-shirt or sweatshirt with the local team’s logo on it. There’s always the Seahawks and the Mariners. But you can also get something to represent your hometown high school team. If shirts aren’t what you want, try a scarf or maybe even socks. Prices range from $15 to $75. n
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DECORATE THE MAN CAVE
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If your guy likes to hide out in his man cave, give his something that will make it his. Many local stores will paint a sign with your man’s name on it. And there’s lots of metal advertising signs and beer signs that will add to his space. Personalized signs begin at $20. Other signs range from $15 to $35. n
Make up a box with a 6-pack of locally-brewed micro beers. There are plenty local breweries around Kitsap County. And to make it a party, add in a package of locallymade peanuts, shells and all. Price: Under $30. Checkout www.derblokken.com, wwwbainbridgebeer.com, and www.cbnuts.com. n
How about a men’s messenger bag in canvas or leather? The Wow Bag line of messenger bags are great for men on the go. Make sure they fit the laptop your man carries. There are many similar bags on sale at local stores. Or give the Briggs and Riley brand a try. They are lighter weight. Online: www. wowbagonline.com. or www. briggsandriley.com. n
Try the local hardware stores for a full line of new barbecue grills, and all the needed accessories. There’s so much to choose from and something in just about every budget possible. n
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>> Here’s a friendly guide to help you select just the right tree for your home:
Hours: Thanksgiving through Dec. 18; Thursday to Friday 10 a.m to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Christmas tree with its strong, evenly spaced branches and tailored look. Un-sheared, there is plenty of space to hang ornaments.
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29747 Hansville Road, North Kitsap 360-271-3174 Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays; to Dec. 23. t
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NOBLE FIR The noble is by far the most popular
often grows very open, showing its white-ish trunk.
GRAND FIR The Grand is typically sheared to
increase density and give the tree a perfect cone shape. This tree is considered the most fragrant.
BLUE SPRUCE Though the needles of a spruce
are prickly, the shape and color make it one of the most desirable Christmas trees. While you may have to wear rubber gloves and a heavy jacket to decorate, the needles do keep the cats from climbing it or Fido from watering it.
SHASTA FIR Very similar to the noble, the Shasta has strong, evenly spaced branches and tailored look but with slightly longer blue-ish needles. It typically has very symmetrical growth with plenty of space to hang ornaments.
NORWAY SPRUCE Not as prickly as the Blue
FRASER FIR The needles are tightly curved, giving the Fraser a very alpine look. Branches are held at an upward angle. The tree is often very open although some of these trees have been tippruned to encourage denser growth.
PINE There are two types of pine; White and
NORDMAN FIR The Nordman has beautiful,
dark, glossy green needles that are longer than most fir and drape a bit on the branch. This tree
Spruce but still a little difficult to decorate, these full, dense, sheared trees are very popular. If you are looking for an extra large tree we have a big selection. Scotch. All are attractive and are sheared to a dense cone shape.
DOUGLAS FIR These sheared natives have a lighter green color and are a popular tree.n
Source: Henry’s Tree Farm
TREE CARE >> It is best before placing your tree in the stand to make a fresh cut at the bottom of the trunk to open the pores and to allow water to be absorbed. Be sure to water your tree every day and don’t allow it to dry out. An average tree can use between a quart and a gallon of water a day. It is a good idea to clean your tree stand with a little bleach and water before placing your tree in it as this eliminates bacteria that can clog the pores. (Be careful not to stain carpet, etc. with the bleach.) If the tree is not going to be put up right away, store in a bucket of warm water outside or in a cool garage away from sun, wind or freezing temperatures. Inside the house, your tree will last longer if it is kept away from heat sources and the room temperature is reduced when no one is home. Keep it away from sunny windows and televisions sets, too. Be sure to turn off the tree lights when away or sleeping. Never use lighted candles on your tree. n
THE SPIRIT OF GIVING BACK GIVE THE GIFT OF GIVING >> The holidays are the time to think of others. Whether it be that hard-to-buy-for aunt, the letter carrier or your veterinarian, often times you don’t know the person well enough to select a personal gift. That’s when giving to a local charity is a great idea. Just about every nonprofit on Bainbridge Island and in North Kitsap has special needs at the holidays which requires more funding. So this is the perfect time to gift a gift to a charity in honor of someone you want to feel special. Most all the nonprofits will send an acknowledgement letter to the individual so that they’ll know you thought of them. And, if money is a bit tight this holiday season, try signing up to volunteer for four or eight hours at a nonprofit. Pick the charity and ask them to acknowledge your volunteer hours by mail to the person you are honoring. Your local food bank may be a place to start. In North Kitsap County, there’s North Kitsap Fishline & Supportive Services. orth Kitsap Fishline opened its doors in 1967 and N is now the largest food bank in the North Kitsap area, distributing over a million pounds of food every year to 1,600 individual households. North Kitsap Fishline is a major contributor to the wellbeing of the financially stressed population within the North Kitsap. They provide food through their emergency box program and their walk-in market where fresh vegetables, fruits, breads and dairy are selected on a daily basis. As the largest North Kitsap food bank, clients in the service area can also receive help with rent, utilities, medical co-pays and first-month rent.
They provide access to short-term shelter for the homeless as well as connecting clients to other community resources. Through their thrift stores they are able to provide clothing and household items at no cost to clients who are not able to afford them. During the years, services have evolved to meet the changing needs of their clients. But one thing hasn’t changed - Fishline’s commitment to a community where all have the basic needs in life while maintaining the dignity of everyone who comes to us for help. Another food bank is Helpline House. Helpline House began, on Bainbridge Island, in the 1960s and has evolved into a nonprofit agency that provides a full range of social services and food. Nearly 1,000 Bainbridge Island households obtained food one or more times a month during 2016; about 25 percent are seniors, 25 percent are children under 18, and 50 percent are adults 18-54. Working closely with other agency staff, food bank volunteers provided clients with information about programs to access more food such as SNAP (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, or “food stamps”) and Commodities (Federally-supplied foods). This outreach resulted in many clients applying for, and receiving benefits, which in turn, helped food inventory to be freed up for those who did not qualify for benefits. Significant food donations were also procured through contracts with Food Lifeline and Northwest Harvest for the cost of shared transportation. Funding for purchases of food, and equipment to process, store and distribute food, was provided by the State of Washington Emergency Food Assistance Program, local churches and private donations and grants. n
NORTH KITSAP FISHLINE
787 NW Liberty Road, PO Box 1517, Poulsbo, WA 98370. Phone: 360-779-4191; Online: www.nkfishline.org. t
282 Knechtel Way NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110. Phone: 206-842-7621; Online: www.helplinehouse.org. t
6061 United Road, Kingston, WA, 98346. Mailing address: PO Box 250, Kingston, WA 98346. Phone: 360297-2266; Online: www. sharenetfoodbank.org. t
ONE CALL FOR ALL
PO Box 10487, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110, Phone: 206-842-0659; Online: www. onecallforall.org. t
KINGSTON FOOD BANK
26096 Bannister St. NE, PO Box 323, Kingston, WA 98346; Phone 360-297-4861. Online: Facebook Kingston Food Bank. t
PAWS 4688 Lynwood Center Road NE, P.O. Box 10811, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110; Phone: 206-842-2451. Online: www.pawsbink.org.
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A PORT GAMBLE HOLIDAY FROM PAST YEARS t DEC. 30, 1932
Washington State College was forecasting that Washington State will become prominent in the Christmas tree industry. A reported said it would cost $70 to plant an acre of trees. And, there were 2,700 trees per acre.
t DEC. 24, 1943
A story on the front page told readers that a copy of the Christmas edition of the Kitsap County Herald would be mailed free to any service member that the newspaper had an address for.
t DEC. 28, 1945
The Lemolo Log, a weekly column in the Herald, itreported “It was a happy Christmas Day at the Ray Peterson home as son Billy Nivers returned home on Dec. 24 from where he was serving in Japan.”
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STEP BACK IN TIME >> If you long for the more simple life, and times when cell phones and the Internet weren’t so predominant in our lives, take a holiday trip back in time to Port Gamble. The unique town has everything you’re looking for in the way of shopping and it’s also decorated to the hilt with holiday lights. Stroll past the New England Victorian homes. Stop in at the Port Gamble General Store & Cafe for a bowl of soup and some hot chocolate. Or make it a weekend and stay over at the Port Gamble Guest Houses. If you visit on the weekend of Dec. 10 and 11, you’ll be part of the town’s annual County Christmas celebration with special events for the kids, and you might even see Santa himself. n
PORT GAMBLE COUNTY CHRISTMAS
Dec. 10 and 11 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, followed by Western Washington’s only holiday fireworks display. Santa’s Workshop hours are Saturday, Dec. 10, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 11, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 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! Everyone is welcome to take 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. Witness western Washington’s only holiday fireworks show. This epic fireworks display is hosted and operated by Boomtown Productions and begins at 5:15 p.m. Saturday.
PORT GAMBLE THEATER: PRESENTS “THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE”
Dec. 2 through 18 at 4839 NE View Drive, Port Gamble Award-winning playwright Joseph Robinette delivers the heroic tale of love, faith, courage, and giving – the life and death struggle for control of Narnia begins! Performances are Fridays and Saturdays, 7 p.m., Sunday matinees, 2 p.m., with a special Saturday matinee Dec. 10 at 2 p.m., as part of Port Gamble’s Country Christmas.
TOWN TREE LIGHTING
5 p.m. Dec. 10 Enjoy more than 100,000 bright lights around Port Gamble and join in on the lighting of the town’s Christmas tree at the Observation Deck (across the street from the Post Office building). The town’s tree will be decorated with more than 5,000 lights. n
Bring kids for a fun-filled day of crafts, make gingerbread houses, and sing songs.
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GIFTS THAT YOU CAN AFFORD, PRICED AROUND $20 GIVE THE GIFT OF TIME:
LAVENDER lotion, candles, and even lavender insect repellent made by Pelindaba Lavender farm on the San Juan Islands. There’s a mini-bar of soap at $4, regular-sized soaps at $7 to $12, candles start at $20 and the insect repellant comes in two sizes and sells for $9 and $18. n
SOMETHING FOR THE KIDS
TREE ORNAMENTS with a
CANDY, CANDY, CANDY!
LITTLE DISHES to hold
LET YOUR NORTHWEST ROOTS SHINE. Try a couple
LIKE THE SMELL OF FRESH RAIN? Try a candle from the
Purchase the 2017 Greater Kitsap Community Calendar which benefits local nonprofits. Check out www.visitkitsap. com. Or a 2017 calendar with watercolor scenes of sites at Pike Place Market. The artwork is by Sarah Clementson and it sells for $12.95. n
Sea Critters Coloring Book with black-lined artwork by Sue Coccice. Color fish and other water creatures with your own flair. It’s available at local gifts stores for $14.95 and at www. earthinternational.com. Buy an extra one for yourself. n
Who doesn’t love to get a sweet little box of truffles or chocolate fudge as a gift. Throughout the north end of the county and on Bainbridge Island there are several locally-owned candy stores. Try something different like red velvet fudge or tiger butter. n
of tile coasters in bright colors that depict Pacific Northwest scenes. The artwork is by Kate Larson of Gig Harbor and retail at $10 each. Larger tile artwork is available at $30 and up. Find these at both Bainbridge and Poulsbo gift shops downtown. n
GIFTS FOR PETS: DON’T FORGET THAT FURRY FRIEND >> Is Rover or Snuggles on your holiday gift list? If so, here’s some suggestions of how to make them happy this holiday season.
Northwest flair. Made by Global Village Glass and designed by Jonathan Thompson, they carry the likeness of the Seattle skyline, the Space Needle and Washington State Ferries. These range in price from $19 to $29. n
your rings, a candle, or your used teabag. About 3-inches around, each has its own color made from recycled materials and glass. Shiny and bright, and small enough to stick in a stocking. Take a look at www. downtoearthpottery.com. n
Market Spice Co. at Pike Place Market. They carry the “fresh scent of Seattle rain.” Or try Poulsbo’s own Treelux candles that, as they melt, can be used as hand lotion. n
bone thicker and heavier than the rest; processed and packaged in the U.S.A. Bones and chewable come in a range of sizes and prices. If you’d rather, try a colorful plush toy, maybe the one that looks like a mailman for the dog, and a fish for the cat!
A NEW CAT OR DOG BED
Beginning at $12.99 Blueberry Pet The Glam Life of Ladybug or Flamingo Love designer dog collar, matching leash and harness available. Or check out the great selection of holiday designed cat and dog collars at your local pet store.
$39 to $150 Just about every pet store has a big selection of pet beds to choose from. Whether your dog or cat is small or large, you’ll find one. Online, try the Wayfair Snoozer Cozy Cave bed that has a partial hood. It retails for $59.
BONES AND CHEW TOYS
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Several vets and pet stores offer frosted bones or cookies that look so good you may think they’re for humans. n
FOR THE CHEF GIFT IDEAS FOR THE COOK ON YOUR LIST OSTER RECHARGEABLE AND CORDLESS WINE OPENER WITH CHILLER
made by Oster. Available at most local wine stores. Electric wine opener removes corks at the touch of a button. Cordless operation with recharging base. Available at many local hardware and wine stores. Retail price: $29.99. n
A BEAUTIFULLY-CRAFTED WOODEN SALAD BOWL
handmade by Quinault Woodcrafts at Amanda Park, Washington. This is the perfect bowl to be used at a special occasion or displayed in a kitchen. Woodcrafter Steve Rutledge and his wife, Nan, create from their workshop in the Olympic Rain Forest. Bowls begin at $150. Or try those made by Lee Stollar of Bainbridge Island. n
START A HOLIDAY TRADITION THIS YEAR POSE FOR A PICTURE Whether you’re decked out in new PJs or in your holiday finest, strike a pose with your family during holiday gatherings. To make this an annual tradition, take the pictures at the same location and camera height each year. Gently label the backs with a photo-safe, acid-free pen and store the photos chronologically in an album with acid-free sheets. Want to take your holiday smiles a step farther? Insert your favorite images into a photo holder Keepsake Ornament each year to fill your tree with memories of the most important people in your life.
THE THEO CHOCOLATE COOKBOOK:
Delicious sweet and savory chocolate recipes, along with the fascinating story of how North America’s first organic and Fair Trade chocolate factory came to be. Theo Chocolate uses organic ingredients and is committed to Fair Trade practices, working closely with farmers around the world who grow the cocoa beans used in their chocolate. n
TWELVE DAYS OF GIVING Make others’ lives merry and bright during the 12 days of Christmas, beginning Dec. 25 and ending Jan.5. Stuff decorated shoeboxes with toys, school supplies, and personal-care products for disadvantaged children. Ladle up nutrition at a soup kitchen. Or surprise your mail carrier, elderly neighbor, or child’s teacher with an inexpensive yet meaningful gift, such as something homemade, a colorful coffee mug, or a cookie plate. Attend a local music concert or theater event with the family. RECYCLE THOSE OLD HOLIDAY CARDS Cut out scenes and figures from old holiday cards and string them on a garland for a charming handmade decoration. It will get longer and more beautiful every year, and it’s a sweet way to remember the love each card contained. If a garland isn’t your style, find another creative recycled Christmas card craft to try. Have the kids make cards to send this year from the stack of old cards your received last year. SET UP A GOOD DEEDS JAR Encourage family members to perform at least one act of kindness every day for the entire month of December. Each time they complete a good deed, have them write it down on a piece of paper and place it inside a holiday jar. On Christmas Day, take time to pull out each paper and read about the good things your family has done to help others throughout the month. n
APRON AND TOWELS
Every cook would love a new apron, and a handful of bright kitchen towels. Look for homemade ones at area holiday bazaars or check at the local kitchen and gift stores. Pair them up with a nice new colorful teapot, either small for an individual or larger for a group. And throw in a selection of tea. Cost: $30 to $50. n
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