For Bremerton, the worst impact from the Spanish flu hit Bremerton in September 1918, as the Great War was winding down and people (and the Navy) were preparing for the Armistice.
The economic footprint the port leaves in this area is massive indeed, and growing larger as efforts to market the Ports of Bremerton and Port Orchard pay serious dividends. The Port is also involved in many economic development initiatives that don’t directly involve either the airport or the marina.
But each of the 89 veteran sailors who were, at one time or another, stationed aboard the legendary aircraft carrier USS Independence, made it to the Bremerton Naval Shipyard to bid farewell one last time before the “Indy” is scrapped.
Margaret Kelli Parnell, widely known among her friends as “Maggie Hen,” was waiting at a bus stop at 11:49 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8 at Auto Center Way when a car suddenly smashed into the bus stop.
Reeder will give a reading from his book, “Through the Valley: My Captivity in Vietnam” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 17 on board the USS Turner Joy. Of that time, Reeder estimates he’ll devote approximately 20 minutes to readings from the book. The rest of the time will be open for people to chat with the man, ask questions, get a book autographed and find out what it’s like to rub elbows with an honest-to-goodness American war hero (he’s also an inductee of the Army Aviation Hall of Fame).
Mobster Mike’s is located on the Fourth Avenue entertainment strip of downtown Bremerton between the Quarters Arcade and the Horse and Cow Pub. Smith has made it his mission in life to preserve an uplifting art form that he finds sadly lacking in modern culture.
Nearly 500 aircraft will descend on Bremerton National Airport for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association’s West Coast Fly-In. Pilots and families will be coming in all day Friday, Aug. 19 and depart Saturday, Aug. 20.
Despite the fact that he grew up on a dairy farm outside of Chehalis, barely 100 miles away, Jim Rothlin has absolutely no recollection of ever having been to Bremerton before two-plus years ago. So when he drove up for his interview as a candidate for chief executive officer for the Port of Bremerton, he had no notion of what awaited him.
Superior Court Judge Jennifer Forbes has ruled that Gabriel Gaeta, accused in the rape and murder of 6-year-old Jenise Wright two years ago, could face life imprisonment without the possibility of parole.