Central Kitsap

More than 100 people ran in the 2017 Heart for Homeless 5K.                                Kitsap Rescue Mission photo
More than 100 people ran in the 2017 Heart for Homeless 5K.                                Kitsap Rescue Mission photo
The color guard from the Intermediate Maintenance Facility in Bangor displays the colors while Niki Saulsberry sings the national anthem at the groundbreaking ceremony April 2.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

Construction underway for a new VA clinic in Silverdale

It’s been a long time coming, but the ceremonial groundbreaking has finally took place April 2.

The color guard from the Intermediate Maintenance Facility in Bangor displays the colors while Niki Saulsberry sings the national anthem at the groundbreaking ceremony April 2.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group
<em>Monica Blackwood, Steve Politakis and Patty Lent hug at the Kitsap Economic Development Alliance meeting March 30 after Blackwood and Politakis granted Lent a lifetime achievement award.</em> Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

Former Bremerton Mayor Patty Lent receives lifetime achievement award

BREMERTON — At the March 30 Kitsap Economic Development Alliance meeting, former Bremerton Mayor Patty Lent was in the spotlight once more as the organization… Continue reading

<em>Monica Blackwood, Steve Politakis and Patty Lent hug at the Kitsap Economic Development Alliance meeting March 30 after Blackwood and Politakis granted Lent a lifetime achievement award.</em> Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group
<em>Left to right: Ivan Semerenko, Kara Putnam, Elyza Gutierrez and Jennifer Gutierrez at the recognition for Elyza’s early CPR on her mom during an emergency Nov. 10.</em>                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

CKFR recognizes 12 year old for lifesaving CPR on her mom

CENTRAL KITSAP — On the evening of Nov. 10, 12-year-old Elyza Gutierrez stepped up in a huge way for her mom. After Jennifer Gutierrez had… Continue reading

<em>Left to right: Ivan Semerenko, Kara Putnam, Elyza Gutierrez and Jennifer Gutierrez at the recognition for Elyza’s early CPR on her mom during an emergency Nov. 10.</em>                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group
A student practices navigation while underway during practical hours of a Bremerton Sail and Power Squadron class.                                Rick Hurst / Bremerton Sail and Power Squadron

Sail and Power Squadron teaches boater safety

BREMERTON — Bremerton Sail and Power Squadron is the local chapter of an international organization aimed at education, socialization and civic service when it comes… Continue reading

A student practices navigation while underway during practical hours of a Bremerton Sail and Power Squadron class.                                Rick Hurst / Bremerton Sail and Power Squadron
More than 100 Kitsap County residents gathered together to March for Our Lives March 24, promoting school safety and gun control.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

March for Our Lives promotes school safety and gun control | SLIDESHOW

The protest was one of hundreds throughout the U.S. in response to the Florida shooting Feb. 14.

More than 100 Kitsap County residents gathered together to March for Our Lives March 24, promoting school safety and gun control.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group
A local pageant queen greets children in the crowd of spectators at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Bremerton March 17.                                Michelle Beahm | Kitsap News Group

Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Bremerton a magical experience | Slideshow

The 27th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade draws huge crowds of emerald-clad spectators.

A local pageant queen greets children in the crowd of spectators at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Bremerton March 17.                                Michelle Beahm | Kitsap News Group
<em>Robert and Carolynn Perkins accept a replica of the Congressional Gold Medal on behalf of Robert’s father, Roscoe Perkins.</em>                                Michelle Beahm/Kitsap News Group

Tuskegee Airmen pilot posthumously awarded Congressional Gold Medal

Roscoe Perkins logged nearly 400 flight hours during his years of service, Jan. 1944 and Feb. 1946.

<em>Robert and Carolynn Perkins accept a replica of the Congressional Gold Medal on behalf of Robert’s father, Roscoe Perkins.</em>                                Michelle Beahm/Kitsap News Group

2018 inductees to OC Athletic Hall of Fame announced

Includes the men’s basketball team from 1948-49; Dick McKimson, track; and Jill Bekar, basketball.

Logan O’Neil pitched three innings for the Trojans and also went 2-for-4 at the plate with two doubles. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Logan O’Neil pitched three innings for the Trojans and also went 2-for-4 at the plate with two doubles. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Shelter-in-place drill at NBK-Bremerton March 14

BREMERTON — A shelter-in-place drill will be conducted from about 9:20-9:30 a.m. March 14 on Naval Base Kitsap — Bremerton. The drill will include the… Continue reading

Sean Delaire, founder and executive director of Left Right Straight, stands in the building that will soon be the new headquarters for the nonprofit organization, in the early days of renovation.                                Michelle Beahm | Kitsap News Group file photo

Nonprofit helps veterans through adventure, workshops and more

BREMERTON — Left Right Straight started out as a phrase used by the nonprofit’s founder, Sean Delaire, and his friends as they left for an… Continue reading

Sean Delaire, founder and executive director of Left Right Straight, stands in the building that will soon be the new headquarters for the nonprofit organization, in the early days of renovation.                                Michelle Beahm | Kitsap News Group file photo
Kingston swimmer Ethan Fox receives a medal from head coach Mark VanHuis after he and his fellow teammates set a new state record in the 200-yard medley relay. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Kingston swimmer Ethan Fox receives a medal from head coach Mark VanHuis after he and his fellow teammates set a new state record in the 200-yard medley relay. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Holly Duncan helps promotes Small Business Saturday at ISH Vintage Costumes and Clothing, located at 249 4th St., Bremerton. ISH has been put on the market by owner Collette Jones.                                (Michelle Beahm | Kitsap News Group file photo)

ISH Vintage Clothing for sale after 13 years in business

Collette Jones wants to find the right person to take over and ‘give it the time and energy it needs.’

Holly Duncan helps promotes Small Business Saturday at ISH Vintage Costumes and Clothing, located at 249 4th St., Bremerton. ISH has been put on the market by owner Collette Jones.                                (Michelle Beahm | Kitsap News Group file photo)
Level 3 sex offender moves to the 800 block of Sixth Street

Level 3 sex offender moves to the 800 block of Sixth Street

BPD notify public of registered offenders moving to the area per the Community Protection Act.

Level 3 sex offender moves to the 800 block of Sixth Street

Water main flushing in Bremerton starts March 12

Signs will be posted one-three days in advance for each neighborhood.

Concept art for the new Central Kitsap High and Middle School campus. Courtesy CKSD
Concept art for the new Central Kitsap High and Middle School campus. Courtesy CKSD
Kitsap Immigrant Assistance Center participated in the Kitsap Builds Bridges, Not Walls vigil in March 2017.                                Michelle Beahm | Kitsap News Group file photo

Kitsap Immigration Assistance Center has a new director of family services.

BREMERTON — When Marthita May, former family services director and co-founder of Kitsap Immigrant Assistance Center, stepped down from the role, Annika Turner, once an… Continue reading

Kitsap Immigrant Assistance Center participated in the Kitsap Builds Bridges, Not Walls vigil in March 2017.                                Michelle Beahm | Kitsap News Group file photo