The history of Christmas includes Puritans and pagans | This 'N' That

  • Nov 20, 2015 at 2:00PM

Christmas Eve is a special time for me. When late afternoon light turns to dusk — the sparkling tree aglow with gifts beneath, festive dishes prepared ready to enjoy — the house is quiet before family and friends arrive. I sit a moment and count my blessings, of which there are many.


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Giving that keeps giving locally | In Our Opinion

  • Nov 20, 2015 at 10:30AM

Why is it that there are so many requests for help this time of year? It’s not just because of Thanksgiving and Christmas. It’s because it’s cold. More people in our community — perhaps people you know — have to stretch that dollar farther. Suddenly, cupboards are a little more bare, clothing a little more inadequate. Needs once put off now become critical. Consider a gift, no matter the size, to the Poulsbo Lions Raab Foundation Bellringer Fund. Here’s what your dollar accomplishes ...

Fair winds and following seas, Kingston | Down at the Port

  • Nov 20, 2015 at 10:14AM

I have often ended this column by referencing an ability to see the edge of the page. My friends, that is where we find ourselves today. This month will close the project which began when I told my fellow commissioners I would like to write a monthly article letting residents know a little about the things going on “Down at the Port.” The response was, “Really, why would you do that?”

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Making mental health care for veterans in the Pacific Northwest a priority | My View

  • Nov 6, 2015 at 4:00PM updated Nov 7, 2015 at 7:15AM

On this upcoming Veterans Day, we’re reminded of the millions of brave men and women that have stood on the front lines for our country. But rarely are we reminded of what these soldiers and military personnel endure once they rejoin civilian life.

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I-1366: The explosion heard ’round the capitol | The Petri Dish

  • Nov 6, 2015 at 9:00AM updated Nov 7, 2015 at 7:15AM

Voters have spoken and no one could be pleased more by what they said than Tim Eyman. The professional initiative promoter from Mukilteo had another anti-tax measure on Tuesday’s ballot. And like many of its predecessors it is passing with support in nearly every county in the state.

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