Central Kitsap

Women’s March Kitsap Huddle collects books and stuffed animals for kids

SILVERDALE — In the aftermath of the worldwide Women’s March demonstrations, a group of people in Kitsap formed the Women’s March Kitsap Huddle, a group… 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)

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)

Klahowya at North Kitsap March 27, South Kitsap hosts Gig Harbor March 28 | Lacrosse

POULSBO — Five North Kitsap lacrosse players scored and the Solis brothers snagged a combined 17 ground balls in their team’s 10-9 loss to Skyview,… Continue reading

The tennis courts at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds are used by Olympic High School’s tennis program. A recent memorandum of understanding has granted Central Kitsap School District granted continued use, as well as liability and responsibility of renovating and maintaining the courts.                                Michelle Beahm / File photo

County partners with school district in upgrade to athletic fields

CENTRAL KITSAP — The Central Kitsap School District approved a memorandum of understanding March 22 with the Kitsap County Parks Department, granting CKSD use of… Continue reading

The tennis courts at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds are used by Olympic High School’s tennis program. A recent memorandum of understanding has granted Central Kitsap School District granted continued use, as well as liability and responsibility of renovating and maintaining the courts.                                Michelle Beahm / File photo
At left, U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Washington, listens to Elya Moore, director of Olympic Community of Health, talk about the collaborative and cooperative efforts taking place in Kitsap County.Terryl Asla/Kitsap News Group

Health care providers, elected officials: Investment in innovation pays off

By TERRYL ASLA Kitsap News Group BREMERTON – More than 600,000 Washingtonians have gained access to health care through the expansion of Medicaid, including about… Continue reading

At left, U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Washington, listens to Elya Moore, director of Olympic Community of Health, talk about the collaborative and cooperative efforts taking place in Kitsap County.Terryl Asla/Kitsap News Group
The participants in the 2016 Shift into Summer pin-up competition.                                Courtesy of Brandy Morrow

Upcoming pin-up competition and car show prepares to ‘Shift into Summer’

BREMERTON — Spring may have only just arrived, but for one group in Bremerton, it’s already time to start preparing for summer. Brandy Morrow is… Continue reading

The participants in the 2016 Shift into Summer pin-up competition.                                Courtesy of Brandy Morrow
From right, Clear Creek Elementary Principal Steve Potter, Jersey Mike’s employee Stachia White, Jersey Mike’s manager Matt Bullatt, and Clear Creek PTA President Matt Carlan with a check for $1,676, which Jersey Mike’s raised to benefit Clear Creek Elementary’s PTA. Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

Jersey Mike’s gives $1,676 to Clear Creek Elementary PTA

SILVERDALE — Jersey Mike’s Subs presented Clear Creek Elementary’s Parent Teacher Association with a check for $1,676 on March 17. To raise the money, the… Continue reading

From right, Clear Creek Elementary Principal Steve Potter, Jersey Mike’s employee Stachia White, Jersey Mike’s manager Matt Bullatt, and Clear Creek PTA President Matt Carlan with a check for $1,676, which Jersey Mike’s raised to benefit Clear Creek Elementary’s PTA. Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group
Tinnie Cakes: custom culinary creations to celebrate any occasion

Tinnie Cakes: custom culinary creations to celebrate any occasion

SILVERDALE — Justinna Biggs, owner of Tinnie Cakes, said her favorite cake to make is the “smash” cake for a one-year-old. “I just love so… Continue reading

Tinnie Cakes: custom culinary creations to celebrate any occasion

Second farmers market opening in Silverdale

Residents will soon be able to buy farmer-to-you produce in two locations in Silverdale

U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Washington. Terryl Asla/Kitsap News Group

Health care providers, elected officials: Investment in innovation pays off

BREMERTON – More than 600,000 Washingtonians have gained access to health care through the expansion of Medicaid, including about 20,000 people in Kitsap County. Overall,… Continue reading

U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Washington. Terryl Asla/Kitsap News Group
Central Kitsap topples Gig Harbor in 3-0 rout

Central Kitsap topples Gig Harbor in 3-0 rout

By Sara Miller Kitsap News Group SILVERDALE — In what started out as a defense-oriented game, the Central Kitsap Cougars stepped up on offense to… Continue reading

Central Kitsap topples Gig Harbor in 3-0 rout

Central Kitsap Fire & Rescue may get new commissioner on March 21

SILVERDALE — Central Kitsap Fire & Rescue commissioners expect to appoint a board member March 21 to the position vacated by Dave Fergus, an architect… Continue reading

Silverdale JCPenney likely to close in coming months

SILVERDALE — JCPenney announced Feb. 24 that it plans to close two distribution facilities and about 130-140 retail locations during the next few months. Though… Continue reading

Kitsap Regional Library planning potential property tax levy for November

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND — Officials with Kitsap Regional Library are exploring the idea of sending a property tax increase to voters later this year to raise… Continue reading

WSDOT plans to extend the two southbound State Route 3 lanes through to Gorst, and turn SR 304/Charleston Boulevard into a more traditional onramp.                                Google Maps

WSDOT to fix bottleneck on southbound SR-3

BREMERTON — The bottleneck on State Route 3, between Bremerton and Gorst, is about to get fixed, according to Washington State Department of Transportation. “What… Continue reading

WSDOT plans to extend the two southbound State Route 3 lanes through to Gorst, and turn SR 304/Charleston Boulevard into a more traditional onramp.                                Google Maps
Students test the strength of popsicle bridges built in the 2016 summer STEM camps.                                Courtesy Central Kitsap School District

Registration open for CKSD STEM summer camps

CENTRAL KITSAP — Current third through fifth graders with an interest in science, technology, engineering and math have some great summer camp opportunities to delve… Continue reading

Students test the strength of popsicle bridges built in the 2016 summer STEM camps.                                Courtesy Central Kitsap School District
Representatives of the Kitsap Immigrant Assistance Center at the Kitsap Builds Bridges, Not Walls vigil Feb. 25. KIAC is an important resource for the local immigrant community.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

Grassroots ‘resistance’ event March 11 at McClouds

BREMERTON — The American Civil Liberties Union is launching a grassroots mobilization platform called PeoplePower.org on March 11. Across the nation, people in hundreds of… Continue reading

Representatives of the Kitsap Immigrant Assistance Center at the Kitsap Builds Bridges, Not Walls vigil Feb. 25. KIAC is an important resource for the local immigrant community.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

Learn more about Bremerton Central Lions at open house March 9

BREMERTON — The Bremerton Central Lions are hosting an open house for the community to come and learn more about what they do. Starting at… Continue reading

Mercae Benge is the writer, editor and creator of Upper Left Culture, a travel adventure blog sharing the hidden gems of the Pacific Northwest from a local’s perspective.                                Photo courtesy Upper Left Culture

Upper Left Culture: travel adventure blog shares hidden gems of the Pacific Northwest

BREMERTON — You can live your whole life in the Pacific Northwest and still not know some of the most magical places in the area.… Continue reading

Mercae Benge is the writer, editor and creator of Upper Left Culture, a travel adventure blog sharing the hidden gems of the Pacific Northwest from a local’s perspective.                                Photo courtesy Upper Left Culture