New enhanced standards and tools for measuring parity between mental health and medical and surgical benefits takes effect Dec. 18.
Ron Weeks, left, president of the Saints Car Club, and Jerry Newland, right, Saints Car Club board member, present checks to South Kitsap Helpline Executive Director Jennifer Hardison and Tammy Valentine, volunteer. Saints Car Club member Don Carstenson donated more than 100 Christmas trees to SK Helpline.
Madeleine Folkerts, of Port Orchard, is a member of the St. Olaf Orchestra which performed in the annual St. Olaf College Christmas Festival in Northfield, Minn.
The Independent complied a list of happenings and events during the days before and at Christmas.
Mullenix Ridge Elementary School has prided itself for being the “best in the west” and Leann Georgeson’s kindergarten class room proved how creative the students can be.
Several events happening in South Kitsap School District.
What would you do if you found a purse at a Goodwill store that had hundreds of dollars inside it? Would you keep the money or return it to its owner?
The Olalla Community Club (OCC) will ring in the holiday season on Dec. 13 with a musical celebration featuring the Kitsap Pines Chorus at the Olalla Community Hall.
Harborview Massage and Wellness Center, 450 Port Orchard Blvd., is sponsoring a Holiday Quilt Show.
The City of Port Orchard, in partnership with Kitsap Community Resources, is seeking new children pajamas — any size — to be donated this holiday season to families in need.
The first- and second-place winners for the eighth annual Pooch and Purr of Parade, sponsored by the Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce.
The winners in the 40th annual Christmas Lane Decorated Boat Contest were announced.
Jason Gordon and Amanda Rogers were the top male and female runners in the 2014 Jingle Bell 5K Run on Dec. 6 in downtown Port Orchard.
Kitsap Regional Library will celebrate the culmination of the BiblioTEC program, funded through a $200,000 grant from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, with an open lab and student showcase from 2-5 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Port Orchard Library.
More than 1,300 runners and walkers converge downtown for the fourth annual Jingle Bell Run/Walk on Dec, 6.
Port Orchard Lions Club President Dick Taute, right, presents a $1,500 check to Queen Devenn Miller on Nov. 6 for Fathoms o’ Fun program. Others at the check presentation were, left to right, Lions District Gov. John Kirry, Fathoms Princess Soriandy Sutman, Fathoms Ambassador Aaron Thomas and Pat Burch, Lions Club zone chair.
The Sinclair Inlet Yacht Club and the Port of Bremerton will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Christmas Lane Decorated Boat Contest Dec. 5-7 at the Port Orchard Marina.
South Kitsap Fire and Rescue announced their Santa Run schedule for this month.
The Port Orchard Independent is in its new office located in Suite 102 of the Bethel Corridor Place Building, 2465 Bethel Ave.
The Western Washington Center for the Arts is hosting a fundraiser at That’s Beautiful Accessory Boutique, 140 Harrison Ave., from 4-7 p.m. Dec. 10.