Saturday, Aug. 8.

A girl to Jessica and Joseph Ferrari of Bremerton.

Monday, Aug. 10

A girl to Jennifer and Koko Shalifoe of Silverdale.

A boy to Brianna V. and Paul D. Nelson of Silverdale.

Thursday, Aug. 13

A boy to Chelsie and James Zembower of Bremerton.

Friday, Aug. 14

A girl to Nichole L. and Terrence P. Spencer Jr. of Poulsbo.

A girl to Morgan Alexandra and Casey Adam Kempf of Bremerton.

Saturday, Aug. 15

A boy to Amber and Michael Forhan of Silverdale.

A boy to Teisha and Martell Williams of Silverdale.

Monday, Aug. 17

A girl to Linda and Richard Barron of Bremerton.


SEATTLE — The following students from Bremerton graduated from Seattle Pacific University: Joseph Beckwith, interior design; Stephen Holt, master’s degree, information systems management; Debra Otterby, doctorate’s degree, doctoral studies in education; and Bryan Tilos, food and nutritional sciences, dietetics emphasis.


Soroptimist International of Greater Bremerton Area, an organization working to improve the lives of women and girls, recently selected the following club officers for the 2009-10 year:

Deborah Horn, president; Jackie Fojtik, president-elect; Wanda Moore, recording secretary; Kassie Korich, corresponding secretary; Janelle Cain, treasurer; Jenny Elliott, assistant treasurer; Fawn Langdon, director; Cristen Nolan, director; and Mourine “Mo” Anduiza, past-president.

The club hosts program meetings at 11:30 a.m. the second and fourth Tuesday of every month at the Family Pancake House on Kitsap Way featuring guest speakers who support the organization’s mission and goals. For more information on becoming a member, e-mail Anduiza at


The Kitsap County Board of Commissioners have appointed Michael Brown to serve as planning commissioner for District 3 for the Department of Community Development.

Brown, a local field agent for Farmers Insurance, brings myriad volunteer, community and professional experience to his new position. He has served as a past board member for United Way, March of Dimes, the Boy Scouts of America, the Bremerton Area Chamber of Commerce and the Salvation Army. In addition, he has more than three decades of volunteer work in Kitsap County for several nonprofit groups including Relay For Life, MS Walk, CAPRI, United Way, Campfire USA, Rotary International, Salvation Army, Kitsap County Fair and Rodeo, Cystic Fibrosis, the Boy Scouts of America and many others.

Brown has worked as a consultant, insurance agent and manager in the private sector since retiring from a 25-year career with the Department of the Navy where he served as a nuclear engineer and project manager.


The Culinary Arts Program of Olympic College is interviewing students interested in a career in culinary arts and hospitality management for the upcoming 2009 fall quarter, which begins Monday, Sept. 21, 2009.

Certified chefs with extensive industry experience teach the nationally accredited program. The curriculum includes catering and banquets, international cuisine, fine dining, serv safe, and baking for restaurants and institutions. A short video explaining the program is available at:

Students may be eligible to receive financial aid, worker retraining assistance and scholarships. More information can be obtained from the Office of Student Financial Aid at (360) 475-7160.

Students interested in the program are encouraged to contact Chef/Instructor Steve Lammers at or call (360) 475-7571 to schedule advising and a tour of the Culinary Arts Program.

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