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Left: Actress Maudi Laxson playing Judy Westerby. BCT newcomer Rusty Flounders (far right) plays the business partner of the father of the bride

A wedding’s in the making at BCT

British farce “There Goes the Bride” will be on the boards through June 29.

Left: Actress Maudi Laxson playing Judy Westerby. BCT newcomer Rusty Flounders (far right) plays the business partner of the father of the bride
Academy of Dance goes  “Back to the Future”

Academy of Dance goes “Back to the Future”

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Port Ochard’s Academy of Dance will be presenting a special annual performance recital titled “Back to the Future” with shows at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. June 14 at the South Kitsap High School auditorium, 425 Mitchell Ave. in Port Orchard. In honor of the company’s 10 years in business, students will be performing resurrected favorites. Info: www.myacademyofdance.com or call Jennifer (360) 710-1752.

Academy of Dance goes  “Back to the Future”
WSU-bound hurler shines in Jackets’ exhibition in Port Orchard

WSU-bound hurler shines in Jackets’ exhibition in Port Orchard

t Proceeds from game will benefit area youth baseball.

WSU-bound hurler shines in Jackets’ exhibition in Port Orchard

County revises road memorial policy

Kitsap County will slightly modify its roadside memorial policy, extending the life of the signs and increasing the fee in order to cover the costs of installation and maintenance.

Not fun, guy: fungi, other ailments put Washington madrone trees in decade-long funk

Not fun, guy: fungi, other ailments put Washington madrone trees in decade-long funk

Five of the homes we’ve lived in here in Kitsap County have had a madrone Arbutus menziesii in the garden. It may be my most favorite of all the trees. For more than 10 years, though, the madrones in our Washington State neighborhoods have been suffering from a host of maladies. Some are fungal in nature and others involve root rots called phytophthoras. Canker can also attack the tree.

Not fun, guy: fungi, other ailments put Washington madrone trees in decade-long funk

Olympic College workshop targets displaced homemakers

Oftentimes when a marriage ends or a spouse dies or becomes disabled, it’s difficult for the survivor to embark on the next phase of their life. That’s where Olympic College Women’s Programs and College Success and the Washington State Displaced Homemaker Program are stepping in to provide a one-day workshop for homemakers in transition from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on June 5 in the Bremer Student Center’s North and South conference rooms at OC’s Bremerton campus.

State ferry chief decries lack of funding during visit to Kitsap County

In the midst of touring ferry-served communities, Washington State Ferries director David Moseley spoke in Kitsap County last Wednesday about the ferry system’s well-documented problem — most notably its chronic shortage of money. “I took this job because I thought that after 30 years of experience if I’ve learned anything now is the time to try to apply that to a big challenge,” said Moseley, who took over the system this spring. “And this is a big challenge. The ferry system is not financially sustainable into the future.”

Musically and personally, they have each other’s back

Every now and then someone puts a book into your hands and says, “You must read this.” You think, “Hmm, as many books as there are published every day, why would this one prove meaningful to me?” And yet, it always does. Doesn’t it? It’s as if the rich kaleidoscope of books they share contain important messages you need to hear and the people themselves, well, they’re some sort of angel.

Sometimes spots are more than spots — and when they are, docs need to know

Years ago, I forget how many, but at least 20, someone gave me a picture they took of me and I was surprised to notice a brown spot about the size of a quarter on my cheek. Its not that I hadn’t ever noticed it before but if it was becoming significant enough to catch the eye in a photograph, I figured I should look into it. I delved into the American Medical Associations Family Medical Guide, where I learned I was sporting whats called a pre-cancerous skin spot caused by over exposure to the sun many years ago. I.e., if you don’t do something about it, it will continue to grow and develop into one of three types of skin cancer.

Court updates, birth announcements — Port Orchard Community Briefs

Quick updates and announcements of happenings in the Port Orchard community.

South Kitsap baseball coach Jim Fairweather guided the Wolves to a 15-6 record and a state appearance this year.

Tough times? ‘Deal with it’ — South Kitsap baseball overcame odds in ’08

The roster before the season looked strong enough to be the best in Jim Fairweather’s five seasons. There was an offense with enough power and speed, and a pitching staff with two starters who threw around 90 mph. But one starter fell ineligible and the other, Collin Monagle, didn’t start a game because of weakness in his right shoulder. Senior Tyler Sartor said Fairweather had a simple message for the team: Deal with it.

South Kitsap baseball coach Jim Fairweather guided the Wolves to a 15-6 record and a state appearance this year.

SEED should be treated like business — a bad business — and abandoned

With the confidence borne of someone who won’t have to face the voters again until 2011 (assuming he even decides to run at that point), Port of Bremerton Commissioner Bill Mahan last week went to bat once more for his pet project, the Sustainable Energy and Economic Development (SEED) business incubator he envisions being built in the South Kitsap Industrial Area. Speaking at a luncheon event on Wednesday with the Kitsap County commissioners, Mahan lamented the lack of progress on SEED and blamed the gridlock on leaders who lack his vision.

“Sex and the City:”  Here’s to the fans

“Sex and the City:” Here’s to the fans

Nothing pulls the sequined sling-backs out of the closet like an elite Manhattan event, and Friday night there was one of those happening at just about every movie theater in every town in the country.

“Sex and the City:”  Here’s to the fans
Burnett’s brush strokes spread color throughout Bremerton

Burnett’s brush strokes spread color throughout Bremerton

Amy Burnett is at it again. During June’s First Friday Art Walk this Friday, she’ll be officially donating a piece of her work to the Olympic College Haselwood Library with a ceremony at her gallery in downtown Bremerton.

Burnett’s brush strokes spread color throughout Bremerton

What’s going on

ARTS & CRAFTS MPROV COMEDY CLASSES: Presented by the Changing Scene Theatre Northwest, will be Sundays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 8-29. Cost is $100 for all four Sundays including tickets to the final class performance. Limited to 15 students. To reserve, contact David at (360) 440-5730. Info: www.changingscenenorthwest.org.

Shannon Watson poses in front of her father’s music store.

Owner of D.J.’s Music store dies

The founder of the local music store D.J.’s Music, Donald Joseph Watson, 77, died Monday. His memorial is Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Kingdom's Hall in Bremerton

Shannon Watson poses in front of her father’s music store.

Superintendent search lacks ‘transparency?’

Transparency wasn’t the buzz word in a vocabulary lesson — it just felt that way at Wednesday’s South Kitsap School District board meeting.

The ‘other guys’ grow, while SK stagnates

Sometimes it seems that South Kitsap — Port Orchard in particular – is one step behind the competition in — trying to obtain economic development funding.

Campaign briefs

Nuchims to host candidate forums

The Kitsap County Health District this week designated North Kitsap’s Liberty Bay a Marine Recovery Area.

Liberty Bay cleanup a priority

t Marine Recovery Area status up for adoption June 3.

The Kitsap County Health District this week designated North Kitsap’s Liberty Bay a Marine Recovery Area.