Business group names Kilmer ‘Star Legislator’

Enterprise Washington’s “Business Institute” recently honored Sen. Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor for his pro-business leadership during the 2008 Legislative Session.

County veterans’ service improves

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Richard Lemieux, author of “Breakfast at Sally’s

Richard Lemieux, author of “Breakfast at Sally’s”, will deliver the keynote address at Benedict House’s second annual “Homelessness to Hope” fundraiser breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on April 25 at Summit Avenue Presbyterian Church, 403 S. Summit in Bremerton. A former well-to-do businessman, Lemieux lost his business, his family, his home and all his worldly possessions as his life spiraled downward into homelessness.


BECK FUND: There will be a luncheon and silent auction for the Emilee Beck Heart/Lung Fund at the Outback Steakhouse, 5769 State Highway 303 in East Bremerton. Proceeds will help pay for a heart and lung transplant for one-year-old Emilee Beck, who is the grand daughter of Janice Beck, who works at the East Bremerton Safeway store. Tickets are $15, and donations for the auction are still being accepted. Information: Jamie Breckel at (360) 377-9665 or Charles at (360) 440-8530.

Calendar from March 22, 2008

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‘I shall return…’

When Gen. Douglas McArthur uttered the immortal words, “I shall return” in March 1942 after narrowly escaping the Japanese conquest of the Philipines, the estimated 90,000 to 100,000 Filipino and American prisoners of war endured and many died in what is known as the Bataan Death March.

Changing Scene’s making Shakespeare its own, again

The Changing Scene Theatre Northwest is one of the most Shakespeare-loving theaters in the county.

Friendly ‘Dare Not To Swear!’ advice

The Dare Not To Swear! T-shirt design contest culminated Tuesday, with BHS senior Justin Burns’ design taking top prize.


JAYHAWKERS: The Kitsap Jayhawkers will meet at 11:30 a.m. at The Airport Diner in Bremerton. There will be a White Elephant Bingo. Attendees should bring “white elephants” that they no longer want and could be someone else’s treasure for game prizes. This is a great opportunity for “native Kansans” to visit and share experiences about living in The Sunflower State. And if you’re not from Kansas, but grew up in the “flatlands” stop by and say “hello.” Call Doris Rice at (360) 792-9151 for further details.

View Ridge students pen odes daring people not to swear

This week’s Swear Free Zone submission is courtesy of Susie Scott’s third grade class at View Ridge Elementary. Here they are:

Commissioners shouldn’t give up control

The Kitsap County Commissioners are elected to act on behalf of the citizens of this county. They have relegated their responsibilities to an unelected layer of quasi government, the Puget Sound Regional Council (PSRC). Yes, they are elected and have the authority to govern for the people residing in Kitsap County. They should not give their power to PSRC.

Bremerton’s alive with ‘The Sound of Music’

t Bremerton Community Theater debuts one of its most immense productions ever this weekend.

Meeting today’s needs, saving for tomorrow

As I look back at the 2008 legislative session, I’m proud to have played my part and grateful to have been given that opportunity. Faced with a slowing economy, we invested, but invested wisely. We said “no” to new taxes, but avoided slashing vital public services. We accomplished many things that really matter in people’s lives, and we left a substantial reserve to guard against future problems. As I said, I’m proud of what your Legislature accomplished in this year’s short session. But in the end, of course, you’ll be the judge.

Editor’s challenge comes to an end

It’s never easy to know when to bring an end to an enjoyable endeavor that has become a staple of a publication for months, but that time has come for the Editor’s Challenge.

Corey, Albrecht to wed

Megan Renee Corey, daughter of Bruce and Debra Corey of Bremerton, and Daren Heber Albrecht, son of Danny Albrecht and Karen Sellers of Utah, recently announced their engagement and upcoming wedding.


ICE SKATING: The “Glory Bound: Tribute to America Ice Show” is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Bremerton Ice Center, located at 1950 Homer Jones Drive. Tickets are $10 adult, $8 military, seniors and students, and free for children under five. Information: call (360) 479-7465.


At 1:18 p.m. March 19, an officer responded to a domestic dispute at an Austin Drive residence. The caller, a female, said her boyfriend had physically threatened her during a verbal altercation. The dispute began when the female questioned her boyfriend’s ability to land a full-time job, additionally accusing him of laziness around the house. According to the report, the scrutiny upset the man so he packed his bags, threatening to leave with two duffel bags in tow. The woman also said her boyfriend shook his fists at her after she threatened to call the police. He broke a video game case over his knee, yelling, “Call the cops, or this is gonna be your face!” The man was arrested for harassment and booked into jail on $10,000 bail.