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The Greater Kingston Kiwanis Foundation is offering two $2,500 scholarships to graduating high school seniors. Candidate must have demonstrated significant community service activities that highlight positive character, citizenship, and self-reliance. The scholarships are dedicated to the memories of two founding members of the Greater Kingston Kiwanis Club, Robert “Bud” Meredith and Sylvester “Cy” Wyse. The scholarship applicant must live in the North Kitsap areas of Kingston, Hansville, Eglon, Indianola or Suquamish and be a U.S. citizen. read more »


The Washington Supreme Court unanimously ruled that variations on the way teachers and school staff are paid across districts does not violate Washington’s Constitution.

“The Supreme Court upheld the state’s formula for funding Washington school districts,” said Attorney General Rob McKenna. “Our attorneys pointed out, and the court agreed, that school funding decisions should be made by elected legislators, not litigators.” read more »


In response to the impact of current economic conditions in the local schools, Wave Broadband, which serves South and Central Kitsap, as well as portions of Mason County, has developed a program to support students and teachers in the communities they serve. The program, “Wave in the Classroom” consists of charitable giving, donation of services to local schools and includes a partnership with Adopt-A-Classroom. read more »


Mason County Literacy has accepted a generous donation from the local philanthropic wine makers at McGavick Winery. Starting in November, when a $200 tax deductible donation is made to Mason County Literacy, the donor will receive a case of their choice of McGavick Wine in Merlot or Cabernet and Mason County Literacy will receive 100 percent of the proceeds. Special wholesale pricing is available for restaurants who wish to support Mason County Literacy by adding a quality local selection to their wine list. read more »

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