Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the visitation on Dec. 3 starting at 10 a.m., followed by the funeral service at 11 a.m. at the Suquamish House of Awakened Culture. Interment will take place at Suquamish Cemetery. A reception will follow.
The Viking Avenue community tree-lighting ceremony is Nov. 29, 7 p.m., at Viking Avenue and Lindvig Way
Liberty Bay Books will host nine local authors as guest booksellers on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 30. The authors are Garth Stein, Jonathan Evison, Carol Cassella, Kristin Hannah, Megan Chance, Suzanne Selfors, Gennifer Albin, Lance Weller, and Lynn Brunelle.
The weather is changing from cold to colder and windy. According to the county Department of Emergency Management, now is a good time to take a look at what supplies you have in the event of a power outage. In addition to fuel for generators, flashlight batteries, and a pile of blankets, it’s also wise not to let your automobile fuel tank get below half full. If the power is out, most gas stations won’t have power to pump fuel.
The United Way of Kitsap County is accepting applications for five of 20 positions on its board of directors. Terms are for three years and begin in January. The board meets on the third Thursday of each month. Board members participate in various committees and make a monetary contribution at a comfortable level.
Starting Dec. 1, the state Department of Fish and Wildlife will accept grant applications for volunteer projects that benefit fish and wildlife. WDFW currently expects that about $258,000 will be available for these grants, funded through the state's Aquatic Land Enhancement Account, beginning July 1, 2014.
Megan McCormick, a 2009 graduate of South Kitsap High School, is the new Miss West Sound. She succeeds Megan Leibold of Poulsbo. The fifth annual Miss West Sound and second annual Miss West Sound’s Outstanding Teen Competitions were held on Nov. 9 at the Admiral Theatre. Sixteen contestants vied for the title and a spot in the Miss Washington pageant.