Brett Cihon

Dale Tangeman and his partner

Chris-Craft Rendezvous brings the mahogany to Port Orchard

Ranging from 16 feet to nearly 100 feet, the classic style Chris-Craft boats spent the weekend being admired by visitors who took in the sleek lines, classic mahogany and antique helms.

Dale Tangeman and his partner
Tom Lucas of Blue Rocket played Concerts by the Bay on June 21.

Residents rock out to Concerts by the Bay

Concert's by the Bay, a free, weekly outdoor concert series at Port Orchard Marina's Waterfront Park, began June 7. The outdoor concert series, organized by the local nonprofit Fathoms o'Fun Festival Association, runs every Thursday throughout the summer.

Tom Lucas of Blue Rocket played Concerts by the Bay on June 21.
Robert Carpenter fires a handgun during the annual “Liberty Volley.'

Embattled gun club celebrates national independence with ‘liberty volley’

Typically, the Fourth of July celebration has been one of the more popular events. But after two years of decreased membership and consistent problems with the Kitsap County Prosecutor’s Office and surrounding neighborhoods, attendance at the Fourth of July Celebration has taken a dip, said Marcus Carter, the club’s executive officer.

Robert Carpenter fires a handgun during the annual “Liberty Volley.'
Silvia Smitha points to her grandfather's name on the Veteran's Wall of Honor.

Veterans Wall dedicated on Fourth of July

Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Fred Needham Post 2669 of Port Orchard unveiled their newly built Veterans Wall of Honor during last week’s summer holiday. The 150-square-foot wall displays more than 1,110 commemorative bricks honoring the names of service members from all branches of the military, past and present.

Silvia Smitha points to her grandfather's name on the Veteran's Wall of Honor.

Special flag flown over city hall

The city of Port Orchard flew a special flag high above city hall during the Fourth of July holiday to celebrate the memory of an honored citizen.

Local business owners and politicians split after court decision on healthcare law

Ryan and Baldwin are just two Port Orchard business owners struggling to make sense of what the changes in healthcare law, colloquially known as Obamacare, will mean to their small businesses following the court decision.

Custom Hearth owner John Lee

Sandal causes crash into Custom Hearth

A runaway car smashed through a corner of the Custom Hearth stove store in Gorst Thursday afternoon, destroying some pellet stoves and surprising store employees.

Custom Hearth owner John Lee

Baby steps in converting McCormick Woods STEP system

Known as the McCormick Woods STEP System Retrofit project, city officials are hoping to gradually convert homes in McCormick Woods from the existing septic tank effluent pumping system to a more manageable grinder pump system.

Port Orchard Library finally approved for a new roof

The Port Orchard City Council Tuesday evening unanimously approved a library roof replacement bid for an amount with a limit of $150,000.

Linda Simpson is running for County Commissioner.

Simpson seeks change for Kitsap County

Simpson, 47, is the lone Republican running for the District 2 County Commissioner seat.

Linda Simpson is running for County Commissioner.
Kristie Gronberg

Who Ya Gonna Call?

DiMarco and the cast and crew were filming a trailer for season two of “Ghost Sniffers” Tuesday. The show, which features a cast of child and teen actors with real-life disabilities, already has 12 episodes completed in the first season.

Kristie Gronberg
Jonathan McHenry in 2010

Local resident to appear on Extreme Weight Loss show

Jonathan McHenry knew he needed to lose weight. At 550 pounds, he would sit in his Port Orchard home watching the NBC reality show, “The Biggest Loser” and think, “Why not me?”

Jonathan McHenry in 2010
Kristine Danielson is running as a conservative with no party affiliation.

Danielson(s) runs again

Danielson will face-off against current commissioner Charlotte Garrido, former Port Orchard Mayor Lary Coppola and Linda Simpson in the primary election Aug. 7. She has previously run for Kitsap County Auditor in 2006 and for 26th District Washington state Senate seat, losing both contests.

Kristine Danielson is running as a conservative with no party affiliation.
Kelly Kjostab stands by her Grand Caravan.

100 percent rise in car theft an ‘anomaly’

Geoffrey Marti, the Port Orchard Police Department’s Commander, said a spike in thefts of older model Hondas, Toyotas and vans were part of a brief crime trend largely attributed to thieves researching car theft on the Internet. Through that, first-time car thieves learned how to break into older-model cars, how to grind keys and access other vulnerabilities in the cars.

Kelly Kjostab stands by her Grand Caravan.

TNB tolls climb in July

The toll on the bridge will cost $4 for Good to Go! (up from $2.75) pass users, $5 for cash (up from $4) and $6 for Pay By Mail (up from $5.50) customers.

John Dawson and his dog

Regional council approves Port Orchard plan

The city’s 2008 Comprehensive Plan was certified by the Puget Sound Regional Council June 1. The document, which consists of detailed plans for the city’s future, including transportation structure, parks plans, housing, utilities and other city functions was submitted to the council in hopes of garnering approval for the plans, said James Weaver, Port Orchard’s planning director.

John Dawson and his dog

Smooth sailing for Southworth Ferry

Representatives from Washington state’s ferry system met Tuesday at Harper Church to discuss potential ferry system updates.

Kitsap Rifle and Revolver Club shooting again

Marcus Carter, the executive officer of the club, said shooters once again took to the range May 1, months after the popular shooting club was closed when Pierce County Superior Court Judge Susan Serko agreed with Kitsap County prosecutor Russell Hauge that the club was a public nuisance and ordered it not to use the property as a shooting range until a Kitsap County conditional use permit was issued.

Partnership helps SE county park stay open

A partnership between Kitsap County and Key Peninsula Metropolitan Park District will keep a South Kitsap park open daily through October.

Harbor Festival ready to rock

The Kitsap Harbor Festival will welcome some old staples, and new arrivals, this weekend around Sinclair Inlet.