Kitsap County

Volunteers wanted for community garden
Volunteers wanted for community garden

The Coffee Oasis launches a youth crisis line: 360-768-2076

SILVERDALE — The Coffee Oasis is expanding the services it offers to Kitsap County’s youth in crisis. On March 20, The Coffee Oasis launched a… Continue reading

Become a ‘wildlife champion’ as a habitat steward

BREMERTON — Being a habitat steward means being a “wildlife champion.” Sarab Bruemmer, Washington Habitat Steward Program coordinator, said the Habitat Steward program began in… Continue reading

Farmers market season begins in Kitsap| Kitsap Weekly

Farmers market season begins in Kitsap| Kitsap Weekly

It’s time to dust off those wicker baskets and sun hats as we flock to farmers markets to buy local fresh-cut flowers, fresh-grown produce, yummy… Continue reading

Farmers market season begins in Kitsap| Kitsap Weekly

How to “incubate” guidance from your dreams | Dream Times

Did you know, you can use your dreams to “incubate” information about desired goals? Losing weight is a common goal, for example, so one dreamer… Continue reading

Spring has sprung; do you have a plan? | Garden Life

Spring has sprung; do you have a plan? | Garden Life

You plan for a wedding, you plan for retirement, and you plan for a trip to Hawaii. Do you make plans for your garden? Do… Continue reading

Spring has sprung; do you have a plan? | Garden Life
Tudor Roses Meeting House was built in 1936 and is registered as a historical site by the Kitsap Historical Society. The house reopened as a coffee shop March 27.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

Tudor Roses Meeting House opens after long renovation period

BREMERTON — If you’ve driven by the corner of Sixth Street and Washington Avenue in downtown Bremerton anytime in the last year and a half,… Continue reading

Tudor Roses Meeting House was built in 1936 and is registered as a historical site by the Kitsap Historical Society. The house reopened as a coffee shop March 27.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group
Bremerton Police Chief Steven Strachan addresses the public at the special City Council meeting March 29 regarding a resolution declaring Bremerton to be a “welcoming city.” The Bremerton Police Department has had a policy for about three years that states, “Officers should not attempt to determine the immigration status of crime victims and witnesses or take enforcement action against them … The immigration status of individuals alone is generally not a matter for police action.” This policy was adopted in an effort to make undocumented immigrants feel safe reporting crimes to the Bremerton Police Department.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group
Bremerton Police Chief Steven Strachan addresses the public at the special City Council meeting March 29 regarding a resolution declaring Bremerton to be a “welcoming city.” The Bremerton Police Department has had a policy for about three years that states, “Officers should not attempt to determine the immigration status of crime victims and witnesses or take enforcement action against them … The immigration status of individuals alone is generally not a matter for police action.” This policy was adopted in an effort to make undocumented immigrants feel safe reporting crimes to the Bremerton Police Department.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group
A chat with Paul Lewis | Bookends

A chat with Paul Lewis | Bookends

Correction: The Memoir Writing Class I am presenting is on May 6, not May 26 as was printed erroneously in my last column. Sorry if… Continue reading

A chat with Paul Lewis | Bookends
Application deadline May 31 for Miss West Sound Scholarship Program

Application deadline May 31 for Miss West Sound Scholarship Program

The Miss West Sound Scholarship Program is accepting applications for its 2018 Miss West Sound and Miss West Sound’s Outstanding Teen competition. Applicants for Outstanding… Continue reading

Application deadline May 31 for Miss West Sound Scholarship Program
Classes at iLoveKickboxing are high energy, high intensity workouts, which up to about 30 people can participate in at a time. Throughout the classes, instructors go around helping people correct their form and encouraging them to keep pushing.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

iLoveKickboxing gives clients great workout — and great community

Owner Dan Fish says it changed his life; now he wants to change others’ lives at Silverdale franchise

Classes at iLoveKickboxing are high energy, high intensity workouts, which up to about 30 people can participate in at a time. Throughout the classes, instructors go around helping people correct their form and encouraging them to keep pushing.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group
Bill would remove statute of limitations on sex crimes, including human trafficking

Bill would remove statute of limitations on sex crimes, including human trafficking

OLYMPIA — The statute of limitations for most felony sex crimes in Washington state is three years. That would change under House Bill 1155. HB… Continue reading

Bill would remove statute of limitations on sex crimes, including human trafficking

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

Critical Areas Ordinance draft update to get public input from Kitsap residents

PORT ORCHARD — Kitsap County will host a series of informational open houses over the next two weeks to update residents about the draft Critical… 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
Kitsap Goes to War !!! | Part 3 of 12
Kitsap Goes to War !!! | Part 3 of 12
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
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
Syrah is playing a key role in Northwest red blends | Northwest Wines

Syrah is playing a key role in Northwest red blends | Northwest Wines

After Australia flooded the U.S. market with inexpensive and uninteresting Shiraz, Syrah has been a tough sell with consumers. Yet acreage and tonnage of Syrah… Continue reading

Syrah is playing a key role in Northwest red blends | Northwest Wines