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Bremerton cruises for a cure next weekend

Hundreds of people will gather at Central Kitsap High School (CKHS) next weekend with one common goal in mind: to cure cancer.

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BIRTHS AT HARRISON MEDICAL CENTER

Senior Trojans bid farewell

Oly graduates 326 at Saturday commencement.

Knights move on to next challenge

Class of 2008 part of new BHS image.

WSP obstacle course challenges talking, texting drivers

Jordan Hutson, 18, admits he talks on his cell phone while driving. The Washington State Patrol (WSP) put the recent high school grad’s skills to the test earlier this week. Hutson was one of five young drivers who took to the roughly 4-mile-long course at the WSP Academy in Shelton Monday morning to test how talking on a cell phone affects a person’s driving ability. As of July 1, talking on a cell phone or sending text messages while driving will be illegal.

$2M donation covers Olympic College’s childcare center construction

A $2 million contribution from the Bremer Trust will cover half the cost of construction on a 10,000-square-foot childcare center on Olympic College’s Bremerton campus.

Bremerton’s American Red Cross hosts first rummage sale June 28

The American Red Cross’ parking lot in Bremerton will be closed to motorists next Saturday, but it will be open to shoppers. The American Red Cross is hosting its first-ever rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 28 at its office on 811 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton. All proceeds from the event will go toward the Red Cross’ youth program.

Class of ’08 represents change of reputation for Bremerton High

Bremerton High School seniors Carolyn Jewett and Regina Ogazi epitomize the changing face of the school in many ways, which in the past had a less than stellar reputation, but is now in the midst of taking its place among the best not only in Kitsap County, but the entire state of Washington. As the valedictorian, Jewett shone brightly in the classroom, but she was active in the community at-large as well, donating countless hours to help others in need.

Architecture magazine features Bremerton’s fountain park

Much like the streams of water that gush from its submarine-mast-shaped fountains, Bremerton’s Harborside Fountain Park once again received national accolades. This time, courtesy of Landscape Architecture, the magazine of the American Society of Landscape Architects, in its June edition.

Poulsbo company, Navy ship team up to offer electric boat rentals

The people of Poulsbo are no longer the only ones who get to cruise the waters of Kitsap County in electric boats. Northwest Boat Rentals in Poulsbo recently teamed up with the USS Turner Joy to rent out electric boats.

Manette Bridge to close for repairs June 23-28

Repair work will require the closure of the Manette Bridge from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, June 23 through Saturday, June 28. Crews will be doing work to reinforce girders on the bridge. A complete closure of the bridge is necessary because the 1930 structure is too narrow for traffic, equipment and the work crew to be on the bridge at the same time.

Bremerton schools slash $1.5M from staff, athletics to balance budget

After crunching numbers, the Bremerton School District appears to have a budget plan set for the 2008-09 school year that would erase a $1.3 million shortfall.

Search for wanted woman results in 2 arrests | Bremerton Police Blotter

A look at what's happening in Bremerton's criminal underbelly, courtesy of the Bremerton Police Department.

Kitsap United Way’s ‘Day of Caring’ draws hundreds

More than 400 volunteers piled into the President's Hall at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds Friday morning to gear up for the 15th annual United Way Day of Caring. They ate breakfast, received sack lunches and T-shirts and were assigned project sites. "We had a great setup," United Way of Kitsap County Director of Resources Patricia Hennessy said. "It's organized chaos." Harrison Medical Center donated about 600 sack lunches while Costco helped serve breakfast, Hennessy said. The extra sack lunches were sent to the Salvation Army. Sponsored by local business including Harrison and Costco, KPS Health Plans and others, Day of Caring attracts volunteers from all over Kitsap County to clean up the community.

Kitsap Transit green-lights passenger-only ferry plan

A $4.2 million federal grant and about $800,000 in tax credit will help Kitsap Transit acquire two passenger-only ferries and make improvements on related facilities… Continue reading

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Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor now houses more than just submarines.

Jenkins appointed pro tem superintendent

The Bremerton school board handed the district’s reigns to assistant superintendent Linda Jenkins Tuesday, appointing her pro tem superintendent by unanimous decision, 5-0.

Kitsap Transit green-lights passenger-only ferry plan

A $4.2 million federal grant and about $880,000 in tax credit will help Kitsap Transit acquire two passenger-only ferries and make improvements on related facilities in Bremerton and Port Orchard.

Motorcycle officer injured in collision

Although the investigation into a Wednesday afternoon traffic accident involving two motorists and a Bremerton Police Department (BPD) motorcycle patrolman continued Thursday afternoon, at least one fact was already clear.

POLICE LOG Difficult felon

A sheriff’s deputy responded to a call in the 6800 block of Old Military Road NE in East Bremerton at 6:30 p.m. June 22 for reports of shots fired from a home. The deputy arrived and two houses in the area were not marked, so she asked women sitting on the front porch of one home what the house numbers were. One of the women stood up and said, “You’re here for me. We fired three shots off the deck.”