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A monthly picnic is held for the Bremerton homeless population, thanks to the efforts of Kimmy Siebens and other volunteers.                                Photo courtesy Bremerton Bremerton Homeless Community Coalition Facebook page

Homeless picnic set for June 19

The picnic is 5 p.m. June 19 at Evergreen Park, 1500 Park Ave., Bremerton, by the 9/11 Memorial.

 

Gordon Walgren

Long-time Port of Bremerton attorney Gordon Walgren passes away March 13

Community invited to attend public memorial service 1 p.m. April 8 at Kitsap Golf and Country Club.

 

<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.

 

Quinn Ward

Enjoying all the moments with your kids

I am often told to enjoy every moment with my children while they are little. I see the wisdom behind those remarks, but I have… Continue reading

Quinn Ward
Steven Strachan, chief of the Bremerton Police Department since 2013, becomes executive director of the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs on Jan. 1.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group
Steven Strachan, chief of the Bremerton Police Department since 2013, becomes executive director of the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs on Jan. 1.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group
Sean Delaire, founder of Left Right Straight, works on the complete renovation of the nonprofit’s new headquarters. Michelle Beahm/Kitsap News Group
Sean Delaire, founder of Left Right Straight, works on the complete renovation of the nonprofit’s new headquarters. Michelle Beahm/Kitsap News Group
The Kitsap County Shrine Club participated in the 2017 Armed Forces Day Parade. They club will be holding a free workshop Oct. 9 to screen for potential patients for the Portland Shriners Hospital, which provides free medical care to accepted patients until they’re 18 years old.                                Michelle Beahm / File photo

Kitsap Shriners pay for medical care for qualifying children

Learn more about the types of care they offer and about eligibility at a free workshop Oct. 9.

The Kitsap County Shrine Club participated in the 2017 Armed Forces Day Parade. They club will be holding a free workshop Oct. 9 to screen for potential patients for the Portland Shriners Hospital, which provides free medical care to accepted patients until they’re 18 years old.                                Michelle Beahm / File photo
Brandon Greenhill, left, and Derek Ejda are the two full-time bicycle patrol officers for the Bremerton Police Department.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

Bicycle patrol is ‘proactive,’ not ‘reactive’ policing

BREMERTON — In April, the Bremerton Police Department set up a new kind of patrol for the city, one that included officers Derek Ejda and… Continue reading

Brandon Greenhill, left, and Derek Ejda are the two full-time bicycle patrol officers for the Bremerton Police Department.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group
Nathan Abbott, general manager of the Bay Street Bistro, mixes three signature cocktails.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group

Dining at Bay Street Bistro is ‘like going to a friend’s house for dinner’

PORT ORCHARD — Eating at the Bay Street Bistro “is like going to a friend’s house for dinner where they are both a good chef… Continue reading

Nathan Abbott, general manager of the Bay Street Bistro, mixes three signature cocktails.                                Michelle Beahm / Kitsap News Group
Whaling Days Parade | Photos

Whaling Days Parade | Photos

Photos from the perspective of someone who walked in the parade

Whaling Days Parade | Photos
Cinthia Tyler said, “My sweet pocket pitty loves everyone. Especially kids.”                                Photo courtesy Cinthia Tyler

‘El Diablo of the dog world’: Do pit bulls deserve their reputation?

One thing almost everyone can agree on: Dogs are wonderful additions to the family. One thing that is almost bound to be a divisive, argument-inducing… Continue reading

Cinthia Tyler said, “My sweet pocket pitty loves everyone. Especially kids.”                                Photo courtesy Cinthia Tyler

Pit bull myths and statistics

Read an article about personal experiences with pit bulls here. From PitBullInfo.org Pitbullinfo.org is published by a nonprofit group dedicated to dog-bite prevention, education and… Continue reading

Michelle Beahm | Independent                                Nobi Kawasaki prepares meals for the July 18 Family Kitchen meal at First Lutheran Community Church.

Family Kitchen feeds dozens eight days a month

Low income, homeless and seniors welcome for free, balanced meals at First Lutheran Community Church

Michelle Beahm | Independent                                Nobi Kawasaki prepares meals for the July 18 Family Kitchen meal at First Lutheran Community Church.
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
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
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
Pile on the memories: Flipping flapjacks is Fourth of July tradition

Pile on the memories: Flipping flapjacks is Fourth of July tradition

For some, Bainbridge’s Fourth of July Pancake Breakfast is simply an opportunity to eat some breakfast while benefiting high school sports, but for many others… Continue reading

Pile on the memories: Flipping flapjacks is Fourth of July tradition