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Pheasant Fields Farms added to mentor program

  • May 16, 2015 at 10:00AM

SILVERDALE – Starting in the summer of 2015, Pheasant Fields Farms will be a participant in the Cultivating Success Farmer Mentor program, an on-farm internship program that allows students to work one-on-one with an experienced farmer mentor. There are currently 13 farmer mentors throughout Washington State and this is the first time a Kitsap County farm has been enrolled in the program.

Noah and Emma top list of popular baby names of 2014

  • May 14, 2015 at 1:00PM

Emma and Noah are America’s most popular baby names for 2014. Emma returns to the top spot she held in 2008 and hangs out in first place with Noah. There are a few new names in the top 10 this year - James (a former No. 1 from the ‘40s and ‘50s) on the blue side and Charlotte on the pink side, her first time ever in the top 10.

Washington named the most bike friendly state for eighth straight year

  • May 15, 2015 at 9:00AM

OLYMPIA – When it comes to bicycle education, advocacy, planning, policy and programs, Washington state still leads the pack. For the eighth consecutive year, the League of American Bicyclists has named Washington the top ranked “Bicycle Friendly State.”

Washington named the most bike friendly state for eighth straight year

  • May 15, 2015 at 9:00AM

OLYMPIA – When it comes to bicycle education, advocacy, planning, policy and programs, Washington state still leads the pack. For the eighth consecutive year, the League of American Bicyclists has named Washington the top ranked “Bicycle Friendly State.”

Bremerton man injured in truck crash, charged with DUI

  • May 12, 2015 at 10:17AM

A Bremerton man was injured when his Chevrolet pickup truck crashed into a tree along State Route 16 early in the morning on May 12.

Olympic College hosts a Tribute to Veterans and Active Duty Military on May 13

  • May 11, 2015 at 3:45PM

Leaders from Kitsap’s military bases will gather at Olympic College to honor veterans and active duty military members. The event celebrates the strong ties to the military in our community and at Olympic College as we near Memorial Day.

Know your Norse: Test your knowledge of Poulsbo and the cultural ties that bind | Kitsap Week

  • May 11, 2015 at 2:44PM

As Viking Fest nears — it’s May 15-17 — we present some things you should know about Nordic culture (and, perhaps, dispel some myths along the way).

Kitsap prosecuting attorney posts annual report

  • May 11, 2015 at 11:53AM

The report shows criminal referral activity, general adult and drug unit activity, court referral comparisons by year, DUI referrals and more.

NASA Ambassador gives virtual tour of solar system

  • May 9, 2015 at 7:00AM updated at 2:24PM

BREMERTON – About 100 people were treated to a whirlwind tour of the solar system – and beyond – by a NASA Ambassador who spoke about what space probes and astronauts have discovered.

Tacoma Narrows Bridge lane nighttime closures scheduled May 8-9

  • May 8, 2015 at 3:54PM

GIG HARBOR – Motorists who use eastbound State Route 16 across the Tacoma Narrows Bridge will encounter double-lane closures during the overnight hours on Friday, May 8, and Saturday, May 9, for bridge maintenance work. Westbound SR 16 lanes will not be affected.

Bomb scare closes SR 304 for an hour

  • May 8, 2015 at 3:54PM

BREMERTON — An EOD (explosive ordnance disposal) team from Naval Base Kitsap (NBK) responded to suspicious package found on State Route 304 near Puget Sound Naval Shipyard May 8.

Kindergarten returns to Sylvan Way Christian School

  • May 8, 2015 at 10:00AM updated at 3:29PM

BREMERTON – Taking care of children and students has been something that the Sylvan Way Christian School has always been known for. In previous years, it offered childcare, pre-school and a kindergarten through eighth grade curriculum.

Ken Watkins resigns from school board

  • May 8, 2015 at 2:33PM

BREMERTON — The Bremerton School Board announced the resignation of board member Ken Watkins at its May 7 meeting.

From sea to shining sea

  • May 8, 2015 at 3:00PM

PACIFIC OCEAN – It’s a classic American tale, immigrants coming from foreign shores to the United States in search of a better life. It’s not just something learned about in history class or seen in movies, it’s something that happens every day, even aboard USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74).

Bremerton and Gig Harbor leaders raise ‘bail’ money for muscular dystrophy group

  • May 10, 2015 at 10:00AM

BREMERTON — The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) issued fun arrest warrants for local business and civic leaders on April 29 and April 30, to 78 Bremerton and Gig Harbor business and civic leaders. The group of community-minded residents was put “behind bars” for MDA’s signature Lock-Up fundraiser at the Wesley Inn and LaFermata Restaurant.

Teacher honored by STAR 101.5

  • May 8, 2015 at 10:31AM

BREMERTON — Green Mountain Elementary teacher Kelsie Austin’s morning class had an usual interruption April 30. Seattle radio station STAR 101.5 surprised Austin, a fifth grade teacher, with its Elementary Teacher of the Week award. Her student Linzi Geiger nominated Austin for the award.

The Petri Dish: State Auditor gets erased

  • May 9, 2015 at 10:00AM

It took 207 days of campaigning through two elections in 2012 for Troy Xavier Kelley to secure the job as Washington's state auditor.

Potential for growth in jobs, economy

  • May 9, 2015 at 10:00AM

The Port of Bremerton’s exploration of export and import opportunities with Taiwan presents some very exciting, and very real, opportunities for jobs creation and economic growth in Kitsap County.

Community briefs (May 8, 2015)

  • May 8, 2015 at 4:00PM

Septic Sense workshop offered in Bremerton, Harrison offers free skin cancer screening, Silverdale Friends of the Library book sales.

Program makes it easy to recycle electronics

  • May 10, 2015 at 8:00AM

SEATTLE – A new program makes it easy to get rid of your old, unwanted electronic devices. Just stuff them into an old refrigerator you also don't want.

Central Kitsap Cougars shine at Shelton Invitational

  • May 7, 2015 at 4:16PM

SHELTON — Consistency. That might be the best word to describe the performance of Central Kitsap's boys and girls track and field teams during the 55th Shelton Invitational on May 2.

Question: Is mom always the anchor of the family?

  • May 9, 2015 at 7:00AM

While at a stop light the other day, I watched a young mother walk her toddler son to the other side of the street. Although the mother walked swiftly and purposefully, her son skipped and galloped beside her, sometimes in front, sometimes behind her, and all while holding her hand.

My Turn: Let's take a walk down Memory Lane

  • May 8, 2015 at 8:00AM

I'm first up among Community Advisory Board members to write a column for the Bremerton Patriot and Central Kitsap Reporter. The other members will follow, one by one, every Friday.

16 area residents graduate from WGU Washington

  • May 8, 2015 at 11:00AM

SEATTLE – Of the 1,700 graduates who earned degrees at WGU Washington this year, 16 are from Bremerton – part of 46 total graduates from Kitsap County. The 16 are named below:

Seahawks' Richard Sherman tells students to be courageous (Audio)

  • May 7, 2015 at 2:26PM

PORT ORCHARD – Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman advised students to be courageous during a special visit to Cedar Heights Junior High May 7.

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