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Crunching, no munching, at McDonald’s

Crunching, no munching, at McDonald’s

PORT ORCHARD — The McDonald’s restaurant on Mile Hill Drive is being demolished, to be replaced by a new and improved version of the popular… Continue reading

Crunching, no munching, at McDonald’s
According to Kingston Lavender Festival organizer Matt Kelley, “Our region just happens to be one of the world’s best places to grow lavender.” (Tasha Vanasse / Contributed)

Kingston Lavender Festival is June 23-25 | Kitsap Weekly cover story

KINGSTON — As the sun begins to peek its bright head out for longer periods of time in the Pacific Northwest, it’s time to find… Continue reading

According to Kingston Lavender Festival organizer Matt Kelley, “Our region just happens to be one of the world’s best places to grow lavender.” (Tasha Vanasse / Contributed)
The Kingston Lavender Company make candles, soap and other products from locally-grown lavender. (Tasha Vanasse / Contributed)

Kingston teens turn summer job into lavender company

KINGSTON — Two Kingston teenagers have launched a line of lavender home and beauty products. The Kingston Lavender Company make candles, soap and other products… Continue reading

The Kingston Lavender Company make candles, soap and other products from locally-grown lavender. (Tasha Vanasse / Contributed)
Bleeding Black Tattoo, owned by artist Nik Flores, is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily in Old Town Silverdale. Bleeding Black specializes in custom tattoos of any style.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

Bleeding Black Tattoo offers custom tattoos in any style

SILVERDALE — Bleeding Black Tattoo is a new feature in Old Town Silverdale. The tattoo studio opened in mid-January. Specifically, owner Nik Flores said he… Continue reading

Bleeding Black Tattoo, owned by artist Nik Flores, is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily in Old Town Silverdale. Bleeding Black specializes in custom tattoos of any style.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

Mother-daughter fashion show May 13 at Port Orchard Public Market

PORT ORCHARD — A mother-daughter fashion show and tea will be presented Saturday, May 13 to celebrate Mother’s Day weekend at the Port Orchard Public… Continue reading

Ashley Martinez, owner of Ashley’s Pub: Boardom’s End, said one of the reasons she named the board gaming bar Ashley’s Pub is to make it more welcoming and inclusive to female gamers, as “nerd culture” is still largely male dominated.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

Ashley’s Pub: Boardom’s End transports you to another world

Bremerton bar, opening mid May, has many board games, beer, cider and a one-of-a-kind atmosphere.

Ashley Martinez, owner of Ashley’s Pub: Boardom’s End, said one of the reasons she named the board gaming bar Ashley’s Pub is to make it more welcoming and inclusive to female gamers, as “nerd culture” is still largely male dominated.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

Ladies Night Out on Bay Street May 5

PORT ORCHARD — It’s time again for another Ladies Night Out on Bay Street in Port Orchard. The Port Orchard Bay Street Association-sponsored seasonal event… Continue reading

Motel 6 in Bremerton finally reopens with ‘good weather, good times’

Motel 6 in Bremerton finally reopens with ‘good weather, good times’

BREMERTON — The “good weather, good times and good profit” Bremerton Mayor Patty Lent said the community was waiting for arrived at 4 p.m. on… Continue reading

Motel 6 in Bremerton finally reopens with ‘good weather, good times’
‘Name your price’ sale brings in $700 for Valentinetti Puppet Museum

‘Name your price’ sale brings in $700 for Valentinetti Puppet Museum

This story has been updated. BREMERTON — From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 22, the Valentinetti Puppet Museum had a “name your own price”… Continue reading

‘Name your price’ sale brings in $700 for Valentinetti Puppet Museum
iLoveKickboxing collected food donations for Central Kitsap Food Bank this week. They exceeded their goal of 5,000 pounds of food.                                Dan Fish / iLoveKickboxing

iLoveKickboxing collecting thousands of pounds of food for CK Food Bank

April 25 update: iLoveKickboxing raised a total of 6,926 pounds of food for Central Kitsap Food Bank, according to owner Dan Fish. “It was a… Continue reading

iLoveKickboxing collected food donations for Central Kitsap Food Bank this week. They exceeded their goal of 5,000 pounds of food.                                Dan Fish / iLoveKickboxing
4/20 celebration at Destination Highway 420 | Slideshow

4/20 celebration at Destination Highway 420 | Slideshow

Annex 420 held a 4/20 celebration, hosted by Destination Highway 420. The celebration, for those 21 and older, included games with prizes, a raffle, food,… Continue reading

4/20 celebration at Destination Highway 420 | Slideshow
Kate Daniels, manager of Liberty Bay Books in Bremerton, shows off one of her favorite books in the store. Daniels said Independent Bookstore Day is “a day of celebration and for people who love reading and books and talking about books and all of the things that are nerdy and fun like that.”                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

Celebrate independent bookstores April 29

Indie Bookstore Day celebrates small businesses in “a place of fellowship with fellow book lovers.”

Kate Daniels, manager of Liberty Bay Books in Bremerton, shows off one of her favorite books in the store. Daniels said Independent Bookstore Day is “a day of celebration and for people who love reading and books and talking about books and all of the things that are nerdy and fun like that.”                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group
Motel 6 reopening after lengthy rebuilding journey

Motel 6 reopening after lengthy rebuilding journey

BREMERTON — An acrid smell of smoke filled the air near Motel 6 in Bremerton after an explosion partially destroyed the building around 8:30 p.m.… Continue reading

Motel 6 reopening after lengthy rebuilding journey

More Tribal governments considering cannabis operations

‘We’d much prefer selling clams and selling fish, but this is the hand we’ve been dealt’

Progress on leasing former Albertsons store in Poulsbo Village depends on who you ask

Progress on leasing former Albertsons store in Poulsbo Village depends on who you ask

POULSBO — The Albertsons store at Poulsbo Village Shopping Center closed July 5, 2015. Now, there is reason to hope the space may soon become… Continue reading

Progress on leasing former Albertsons store in Poulsbo Village depends on who you ask

Visiting Angels of Kitsap County receives 2017 Leader in Excellence Award for level of care

PORT ORCHARD — Visiting Angels of Kitsap County is the recipient of a 2017 Leader in Excellence Award from Home Care Pulse, a satisfaction research… Continue reading

Can our equity be saved? | Just Ask Jan

Dear Jan: Because my husband lost his job, we have not been able to make our house payments. We have received notice of our foreclosure… Continue reading

Tudor Roses Meeting House was built in 1936 and is registered as a historical site by the Kitsap Historical Society. The house reopened as a coffee shop March 27.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

Tudor Roses Meeting House opens after long renovation period

BREMERTON — If you’ve driven by the corner of Sixth Street and Washington Avenue in downtown Bremerton anytime in the last year and a half,… Continue reading

Tudor Roses Meeting House was built in 1936 and is registered as a historical site by the Kitsap Historical Society. The house reopened as a coffee shop March 27.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group
Classes at iLoveKickboxing are high energy, high intensity workouts, which up to about 30 people can participate in at a time. Throughout the classes, instructors go around helping people correct their form and encouraging them to keep pushing.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

iLoveKickboxing gives clients great workout — and great community

Owner Dan Fish says it changed his life; now he wants to change others’ lives at Silverdale franchise

Classes at iLoveKickboxing are high energy, high intensity workouts, which up to about 30 people can participate in at a time. Throughout the classes, instructors go around helping people correct their form and encouraging them to keep pushing.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group
West Hills Kia is one of 30 dealers globally and one of six in the U.S. to receive the carmaker’s 2016 international Dealer of the Year award. West Hills Kia is also one of 10 U.S. recipients of Kia’s Platinum Prestige Award for 2016. (Contributed photo)

West Hills Kia receives top national, world honors

BREMERTON — West Hills Kia is one of 30 dealers globally and one of six in the U.S. to receive the carmaker’s 2016 international Dealer… Continue reading

West Hills Kia is one of 30 dealers globally and one of six in the U.S. to receive the carmaker’s 2016 international Dealer of the Year award. West Hills Kia is also one of 10 U.S. recipients of Kia’s Platinum Prestige Award for 2016. (Contributed photo)