Central Kitsap

Biking and walking are two common methods of “active transportation,” which is one aspect of the “not drive-alone” commutes the Washington State Transportation Commission hopes to increase to 29 percent of all commutes in Washington by 2020.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group
Biking and walking are two common methods of “active transportation,” which is one aspect of the “not drive-alone” commutes the Washington State Transportation Commission hopes to increase to 29 percent of all commutes in Washington by 2020.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group
It’ll be a whale of a good time

It’ll be a whale of a good time

SILVERDALE — If you’re looking for a “whale of a good time,” you’re in luck. On July 28-30, Whaling Days takes over Old Town Silverdale.… Continue reading

It’ll be a whale of a good time
Pierce County man found injured in Kitsap Lake Elementary parking lot

Pierce County man found injured in Kitsap Lake Elementary parking lot

Bremerton Police are currently investigating. Call the BPD at 360-473-5220 if you have information.

Pierce County man found injured in Kitsap Lake Elementary parking lot
Ross McCurdy and his daughter, Mira, set a team world record for number of eggs cracked in a minute. (Michelle Beahm/Kitsap News Group                                 Ross McCurdy and his daughter, Mira, set a team world record for number of eggs cracked in a minute. (Michelle Beahm/Kitsap News Group                                 Ross McCurdy and his daughter, Mira, set a team world record for number of eggs cracked in a minute. (Michelle Beahm/Kitsap News Group                                 Ross McCurdy and his daughter, Mira, set a team world record for number of eggs cracked in a minute. (Michelle Beahm/Kitsap News Group

McCurdys of Oak Table Cafe crack another record

SILVERDALE — Oak Table Cafe owner Ross McCurdy makes his living cracking hundreds of eggs per day, but he has a unique way of doing… Continue reading

Ross McCurdy and his daughter, Mira, set a team world record for number of eggs cracked in a minute. (Michelle Beahm/Kitsap News Group                                 Ross McCurdy and his daughter, Mira, set a team world record for number of eggs cracked in a minute. (Michelle Beahm/Kitsap News Group                                 Ross McCurdy and his daughter, Mira, set a team world record for number of eggs cracked in a minute. (Michelle Beahm/Kitsap News Group                                 Ross McCurdy and his daughter, Mira, set a team world record for number of eggs cracked in a minute. (Michelle Beahm/Kitsap News Group
Sophie Bonomi | Kitsap News Group file photo                                A rider and her horse show grace and skill in the barrel riding event in the 2016 Kitsap County Fair. Now, the equestrian arena is fully covered and upgraded, enabling equestrian programs to use the arena year-round.

New arena should ‘spur interest’ in year-round equestrian programs at the fairgrounds

By Michelle Beahm Kitsap News Group BREMERTON — About two years ago, Ron Gascoyne requested a face-to-face meeting with Kitsap County Parks Director Jim Dunwiddie… Continue reading

Sophie Bonomi | Kitsap News Group file photo                                A rider and her horse show grace and skill in the barrel riding event in the 2016 Kitsap County Fair. Now, the equestrian arena is fully covered and upgraded, enabling equestrian programs to use the arena year-round.
Poulsbo, Coffee Oasis team up to provide transitional housing for women

Poulsbo, Coffee Oasis team up to provide transitional housing for women

POULSBO — The Coffee Oasis and the City of Poulsbo are entering into an agreement that solves two problems in one. The Coffee Oasis, a… Continue reading

Poulsbo, Coffee Oasis team up to provide transitional housing for women

When driving, keep right except to pass

Washington State Patrol stops 476 left-lane campers in three-day period of emphasis

Ciyona Fowler-Taylor                                 Courtesy
Ciyona Fowler-Taylor                                 Courtesy
Laura Kneib, owner of F.R.O.G. Soap, won the 2017 Recycler of the Year Award from the Washington State Recycling Association.  Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

F.R.O.G. Soap named Washington recycler of the year

BREMERTON — “I gotta tell ya, I felt as giddy as the ‘Ugly Duckling’ when he swam into the next pond over and found all… Continue reading

Laura Kneib, owner of F.R.O.G. Soap, won the 2017 Recycler of the Year Award from the Washington State Recycling Association.  Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group
The West Sound Senior Games has a total of 13 events, in which participants are split into age categories. Courtesy photo

West Sound Senior Games promote ‘health and wellbeing’

Athletes ages 50 and up are invited to participate in the competition July 12-15

The West Sound Senior Games has a total of 13 events, in which participants are split into age categories. Courtesy photo
Waldo can be hidden anywhere in participating businesses, so long as he is mostly visible. Some stores will allow kids to rehide Waldo after they’ve found him (ask first), and some, like Liberty Bay Books, will change his location on a daily basis throughout the month of July.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group
Waldo can be hidden anywhere in participating businesses, so long as he is mostly visible. Some stores will allow kids to rehide Waldo after they’ve found him (ask first), and some, like Liberty Bay Books, will change his location on a daily basis throughout the month of July.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group
Melissa Dylan, owner of Dylan Fabrics, said she’s ‘really excited, and sad at the same time’ to change the location of her business from downtown Bremerton to Silverdale.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

Dylan Fabrics is moving to Silverdale

Owner says she’s ‘losing business’ because of lack of parking in downtown Bremerton

Melissa Dylan, owner of Dylan Fabrics, said she’s ‘really excited, and sad at the same time’ to change the location of her business from downtown Bremerton to Silverdale.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group
Kids learn important life skills like thinking outside the box, how to express their thoughts clearly, how to cooperate with others and more, while also having lots of fun at Drama Kids summer camps.                                Photo courtesy Sue Pargman / Drama Kids

Kids can have fun, learn lifelong skills at summer Drama Kids camp in Bremerton

BREMERTON — Drama camp for kids isn’t just about them reciting lines someone else wrote for them. It’s about teaching children life skills and boosting… Continue reading

Kids learn important life skills like thinking outside the box, how to express their thoughts clearly, how to cooperate with others and more, while also having lots of fun at Drama Kids summer camps.                                Photo courtesy Sue Pargman / Drama Kids
There will be more than 8,500 firework shells and display cakes shot off the Manette Bridge at the first Bremerton Bridge Blast, 10:15 p.m. July 1.                                Kitsap News Group file photos
There will be more than 8,500 firework shells and display cakes shot off the Manette Bridge at the first Bremerton Bridge Blast, 10:15 p.m. July 1.                                Kitsap News Group file photos

Attend candidates’ forum on June 29 | In Our Opinion

On Aug. 1, voters in Bainbridge Island, Bremerton, and in North and Central Kitsap will narrow down the field of candidates for city councils, mayor,… Continue reading

An SCA member demonstrates pottery 
making using 
period-
appropriate techniques.                                 Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

Outreach and chivalry a key aspect of the Kingdom of An Tir

This is the fifth and final installment in a series of articles about the Society for Creative Anachronism’s Kingdom of An Tir. There is more… Continue reading

An SCA member demonstrates pottery 
making using 
period-
appropriate techniques.                                 Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group
Help us find and fund the gaps

Help us find and fund the gaps

In September 2013, the Kitsap County Commission established a Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) for Mental Health, Chemical Dependency and Therapeutic Courts. The funding for the… Continue reading

Help us find and fund the gaps
A child and caregiver create a hydraulic lift at Summer STEAM at the Naval Undersea Museum in 2016.                                Photo courtesy of the U.S. Naval Undersea Museum

Summer STEAM a way to introduce science on school break

KEYPORT — Summer STEAM returns to the U.S. Naval Undersea Museum starting July 5. This weekly program enables students in kindergarten through 12th grade and… Continue reading

A child and caregiver create a hydraulic lift at Summer STEAM at the Naval Undersea Museum in 2016.                                Photo courtesy of the U.S. Naval Undersea Museum
Wings of Freedom touches down in Bremerton | Slideshow
Wings of Freedom touches down in Bremerton | Slideshow
Ashley Martinez, owner of Ashley’s Pub: Boardom’s End, dressed as her favorite comic book character Wonder Woman for the grand opening of her bar. Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group
Ashley Martinez, owner of Ashley’s Pub: Boardom’s End, dressed as her favorite comic book character Wonder Woman for the grand opening of her bar. Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group