Central Kitsap

New law requires insurance to provide 12-month supply of birth control

BREMERTON — Gov. Jay Inslee signed into law May 16 a bill requiring insurance companies that provide birth control coverage to dispense 12 months’ worth… Continue reading

Donating blood is ‘an easy way to make an impact’

Throughout the country, someone is needing a blood transfusion every two seconds, said Red Cross spokesperson Natividad Lewis. That means Red Cross must collect about… Continue reading

Bleeding Black Tattoo, owned by artist Nik Flores, is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily in Old Town Silverdale. Bleeding Black specializes in custom tattoos of any style.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

Bleeding Black Tattoo offers custom tattoos in any style

SILVERDALE — Bleeding Black Tattoo is a new feature in Old Town Silverdale. The tattoo studio opened in mid-January. Specifically, owner Nik Flores said he… Continue reading

Bleeding Black Tattoo, owned by artist Nik Flores, is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily in Old Town Silverdale. Bleeding Black specializes in custom tattoos of any style.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group
Charles DeWitt Daniel

Charles DeWitt Daniel | Passages

Chuck Daniel — mariner, businessman, historian, volunteer and devoted husband, friend and guide dog trainer — was born in Bremerton on Dec. 29, 1941. He… Continue reading

Charles DeWitt Daniel
Racers compete in the 2016 Armed Forces Day Regatta, a Seattle Outboard Association race sanctioned by the American Power Boat Association.                                Michelle Beahm / File photo

Hydros race here for Armed Forces Day

BREMERTON — Kitsap Lake will be closed over the weekend for the 2017 Armed Forces Regatta. On May 20-21, the lake will be used for… Continue reading

Racers compete in the 2016 Armed Forces Day Regatta, a Seattle Outboard Association race sanctioned by the American Power Boat Association.                                Michelle Beahm / File photo
Arion the Wander demonstrates how, when striking a coin, one person usually holds the top and bottom dyes while a second strikes the coin to imprint the design on both sides.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

‘There’s something for everybody to do’ in the Kingdom of An Tir

The Kitsap Medieval Faire, and the people behind it, are gearing up for the 35th year. The faire is presented by the Kingdom of An… Continue reading

Arion the Wander demonstrates how, when striking a coin, one person usually holds the top and bottom dyes while a second strikes the coin to imprint the design on both sides.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

Kitsap law enforcement memorial service May 17

BREMERTON — The Kitsap County Law Enforcement Memorial Service is scheduled for 3 p.m. May 17, at Miller-Woodlawn Memorial Park, 5505 Kitsap Way, Bremerton. The… Continue reading

Dragon’s Lair fighters with the Kingdom of An Tir run through war drills in preparation for large-scale melee battles.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

Kitsap Medieval Faire a demonstration of historical arts, sciences and battles

Part one in a series about the Kingdom of An Tir, part of the Society for Creative Anachronism.

Dragon’s Lair fighters with the Kingdom of An Tir run through war drills in preparation for large-scale melee battles.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group
Ashley Martinez, owner of Ashley’s Pub: Boardom’s End, said one of the reasons she named the board gaming bar Ashley’s Pub is to make it more welcoming and inclusive to female gamers, as “nerd culture” is still largely male dominated.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

Ashley’s Pub: Boardom’s End transports you to another world

Bremerton bar, opening mid May, has many board games, beer, cider and a one-of-a-kind atmosphere.

Ashley Martinez, owner of Ashley’s Pub: Boardom’s End, said one of the reasons she named the board gaming bar Ashley’s Pub is to make it more welcoming and inclusive to female gamers, as “nerd culture” is still largely male dominated.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

OC wants input from community on next school president

BREMERTON - Olympic College is conducting a nationwide search to identify its next president and the college wants to hear from the community. Throughout May,… Continue reading

Central Kitsap Farmer’s Market opens in Old Town Silverdale

Central Kitsap Farmer’s Market opens in Old Town Silverdale

SILVERDALE — The newest farmers market in Kitsap County opened at 3 p.m. May 2 with a ribbon cutting in Old Town Silverdale’s Waterfront Park.… Continue reading

Central Kitsap Farmer’s Market opens in Old Town Silverdale
Kilmer: Ethics rules should apply to Congress

Kilmer: Ethics rules should apply to Congress

BREMERTON — When U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor, visited Olympic College for a town hall style meeting with students on April 14, one subject… Continue reading

Kilmer: Ethics rules should apply to Congress

One fatality reported after a car left the roadway and hit a tree early April 26

BREMERTON — A Bremerton woman died after her car went off the road on Highway 303 and crashed into a tree, 12:52 a.m. April 26.… Continue reading

Emma Gutierrez, left, Kennedy Jackson, middle, and Kasey Morris, right, watch as their fellow students are triaged and tended to by Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue in a mock crash held April 25 at Central Kitsap High School. The crash is designed to raise awareness of and deter people from driving while under the influence or driving distracted.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

CKHS mock crash has a simple message: Don’t drink and drive

SILVERDALE — “The message is simple: Do not drink and drive. And while driving, put your phone away. Do not text and drive.” Central Kitsap… Continue reading

Emma Gutierrez, left, Kennedy Jackson, middle, and Kasey Morris, right, watch as their fellow students are triaged and tended to by Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue in a mock crash held April 25 at Central Kitsap High School. The crash is designed to raise awareness of and deter people from driving while under the influence or driving distracted.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group
Motel 6 in Bremerton finally reopens with ‘good weather, good times’

Motel 6 in Bremerton finally reopens with ‘good weather, good times’

BREMERTON — The “good weather, good times and good profit” Bremerton Mayor Patty Lent said the community was waiting for arrived at 4 p.m. on… Continue reading

Motel 6 in Bremerton finally reopens with ‘good weather, good times’
‘Name your price’ sale brings in $700 for Valentinetti Puppet Museum

‘Name your price’ sale brings in $700 for Valentinetti Puppet Museum

This story has been updated. BREMERTON — From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 22, the Valentinetti Puppet Museum had a “name your own price”… Continue reading

‘Name your price’ sale brings in $700 for Valentinetti Puppet Museum
iLoveKickboxing collected food donations for Central Kitsap Food Bank this week. They exceeded their goal of 5,000 pounds of food.                                Dan Fish / iLoveKickboxing

iLoveKickboxing collecting thousands of pounds of food for CK Food Bank

April 25 update: iLoveKickboxing raised a total of 6,926 pounds of food for Central Kitsap Food Bank, according to owner Dan Fish. “It was a… Continue reading

iLoveKickboxing collected food donations for Central Kitsap Food Bank this week. They exceeded their goal of 5,000 pounds of food.                                Dan Fish / iLoveKickboxing
Nineteen Kitsap County teachers and paraprofessional instructors were recognized as Outstanding Educators at an awards ceremony and reception on March 21 in the Poulsbo City Hall Council Chambers. Standing from left, Barb Haga, Shelly Shockly, Mackenzie Allpress, Susan James, Julie Bowman, Michael McCurdy, Linda Brazeau, Mike McCorkle, Elisa Garcia, Betsy Carlson, Barbara Vandeleur, Drew Crandall, Michael Woods. Seated from left, Patty Moore, Claire Hallinan, Wendy Tweten, Amy Roth, Catherine Campbell, and Nathanial Zawlocki. Not pictured: Peggy Dunbar. (Contributed photo)

These teachers are tops: 19 honored by Delta Kamma Gamma chapter

POULSBO — Nineteen Kitsap teachers and paraprofessional instructors were recognized as 2017 Outstanding Educators at an awards ceremony and reception on March 21 in the… Continue reading

Nineteen Kitsap County teachers and paraprofessional instructors were recognized as Outstanding Educators at an awards ceremony and reception on March 21 in the Poulsbo City Hall Council Chambers. Standing from left, Barb Haga, Shelly Shockly, Mackenzie Allpress, Susan James, Julie Bowman, Michael McCurdy, Linda Brazeau, Mike McCorkle, Elisa Garcia, Betsy Carlson, Barbara Vandeleur, Drew Crandall, Michael Woods. Seated from left, Patty Moore, Claire Hallinan, Wendy Tweten, Amy Roth, Catherine Campbell, and Nathanial Zawlocki. Not pictured: Peggy Dunbar. (Contributed photo)
4/20 celebration at Destination Highway 420 | Slideshow

4/20 celebration at Destination Highway 420 | Slideshow

Annex 420 held a 4/20 celebration, hosted by Destination Highway 420. The celebration, for those 21 and older, included games with prizes, a raffle, food,… Continue reading

4/20 celebration at Destination Highway 420 | Slideshow
Air Force Tech Sgt. Daniel Fye will receive an adapted home in Bremerton, courtesy of Homes For Our Troops. (Contributed photo)

Group will build home for injured airman

TSgt. Daniel Fye lost his left leg to IED in Afghanistan

Air Force Tech Sgt. Daniel Fye will receive an adapted home in Bremerton, courtesy of Homes For Our Troops. (Contributed photo)