Despite an earlier prediction that wireless Internet service would be available on the Southworth-Vashon-Fauntleroy route of the Washington State Ferries by the last day of 2007, equipment delays have pushed the estimate into this year.
South Kitsap Commissioner Jan Angel is scheduled to announce plans for her political future on Monday, ending speculation whether she would run for another term as commissioner, retire or seek another office.
Last Wednesday when the 8:45 a.m. Washington State Ferries sailing from Seattle pulled into the Bremerton terminal, the Carlisle II was at the foot ferry dock, seemingly waiting patiently for the larger boat.
But just as the group of walk-on passengers began to unload and head to the smaller boat, the foot ferry pulled away from the dock — despite the service’s claim that the boats will wait up to five minutes before departing.
Starting this week, the Port Orchard branch of the Kitsap Regional Library will lose a few hours and its readers will lose a few days of book reading after new cost-cutting measures take effect.
Kitsap Animal Control Chief Rance McEntyre and Officer James Aiello on Wednesday unloaded nine malnourished thoroughbreds and Arab mixes at the Kitsap Humane Society headquarters in Silverdale.
After welcoming its first prince in about a decade in 2007, the Fathoms o’Fun Pageant will crown only princesses this year as five young women will compete to become royalty.
Saturday at Christian Life Center the group of South Kitsap resi-dents will complete what pageant director Kim Martin described as “four months of work … competing for scholarships and to serve and represent their community.”
It’s going to be interesting to see whether those Democrats who were so offended by the way King County beat Republican Dino Rossi out of election for governor will stand by their 2004 vows to atone for it the second time around.
The newly appointed head of the struggling Ferries Division of the Washington State Department of Transportation is scheduled to be in South Kitsap tonight to meet local riders.
“I want to meet face-to-face and have constructive conversations with the people who depend on the services we provide every day,” said David Moseley, who took the helm of the maligned agency which has struggled recently to keep enough boats on the water.
Karen Flynn’s office is in chaos. As she prepares to retire as Kitsap County Auditor next week, she has built piles from the awards, documents and memorabilia.
There are stacks of commemorative plaques, as well as samples of every voter’s guide and election report published during nearly 22 years in office.
hree South Kitsap brothers who have each done their part to nurture the local environment have been nominated for a state award that recognizes people who are dedicated to serving their community.
Eighteen-year-old twins Jon and Andy Gallent, seniors at South Kitsap High School, and their older brother Jarrett, 19, were nominated as a trio to receive Jefferson Awards, which honor people who have shown “special dedication, sacrifices and significant accomplishments” when it comes to community involvement.
A 47-year-old Sammamish woman was at her boyfriend’s house in Bremerton playing a video game when there was a knock on the door about 8 p.m.
She opened the door to a young woman who asked the couple if she could use a telephone. As the Sammamish woman was walking to get her cell phone, the visitor came into the house, saying it was cold, asked for a drink of water and if she could move some items from a chair to sit down for a minute.
Unless another candidate emerges soon who’s more accomplished or qualified than either Jan Angel or Kim Abel, it appears at least one of the two Washington state House of Representatives members from the 26th District for the next two years will be from South Kitsap.
It’s also pretty clear that whoever wins the seat will be a marked improvement over incumbent Pat Lantz, who announced this week she wouldn’t seek re-election. But for the moment let’s just stick with geographical advantages.
Students of Janet Osborne’s third grade class at Manchester Elementary worked amid piles of fabric, sheets and scraps of every color littering the tables. On two large tables shoved together, a grid of their hand-drawn artwork shows what will eventually become a quilt.
Long-time quilters Sarajane Rants and Madeleine Fraley are working with the students to create a large, colorful quilt showing different creatures from the Puget Sound.
Photo slideshow: See a slideshow of the students’ artwork.
Sharon Gakin of Olalla isn’t afraid to take on new tasks and skills. She’s been doing it her whole life.
From shucking oysters and picking blackberries for canneries when her husband, Bob Gakin, was in the military to floral arrangements and garden structures in her retirement, Gakin’s resume reflects an entrepreneurial outlook on life.
Cindi Lucarelli brought her fundraising presentation to the Port Orchard City Council last week, which she used to pitch her goal of a Cedar Cove Days festival celebrating the books of area author Debbie Macomber.
Lucarelli’s slide show presentation included pictures of South Kitsap’s waterfront and nearby communities Bremerton and Gig Harbor, and she presented it to Macomber’s publishers at Harlequin Publications in the hopes of raising more money for the $400,000 to $500,000 festival scheduled for August of 2009.
The first time I had labyrinthitis, back in 2000, it was something, according to medical authorities, that you usually only get once in a lifetime.
When it hit me again in January, I asked the physician how come and he said, “That’s in one ear.” It turned out it was in the other ear this time.
Shortly after the Port of Bremerton board of commissioners clarified what a pause in the Sustainable Energy and Economic Development (SEED) plan will mean, consultant Tim Botkin was fired from his position as the project’s director.
Board President Cheryl Kincer confirmed Monday that port Chief Executive Officer Ken Attebery dismissed Botkin on Friday, a month before his contract was to expire at the end of March.
The Port of Bremerton’s Board of Commissioners clarified Friday what a “pause” in its Sustainable Energy and Economic Development (SEED) project will entail, voting unanimously to delay any new contracts until independent reviews of the endeavor’s merits are completed.
“I did not call for killing the project,” said board president Cheryl Kincer, explaining that pausing progress on the clean technology business park and incubator represents “due diligence on the part of the port,” something she said she had been asking for “as far back as the end of last year.”