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Performances that come from the heart and soul | Kitsap Weekly

  • Apr 7, 2016 at 2:06PM

Arnie Sturham is a tough cookie. Normally, the Treehouse Café owner lives by two criteria for booking a gig: name recognition and a built-in following. The Bainbridge crowd can be picky — “discriminating,” is the kinder word Sturham uses on his website — and the Treehouse Café receives dozens of inquiries every day, so he takes his time curating a line-up.

New ferry Chimacum’s superstructure heads to Seattle

  • Apr 7, 2016 at 11:40AM

SEATTLE – Ferry commuters are one step closer to a more reliable system as Washington State Ferries celebrates a major milestone for the Chimacum, the fleet’s third Olympic Class vessel. The Chimacum’s 1,110 ton superstructure, which took 18 months to construct at Nichols Brothers Boat Builders on Whidbey Island, will transit to Seattle tonight, Wednesday, April 6.

Community briefs (April 8, 2016 edition)

  • Apr 7, 2016 at 10:34AM

‘I am Norsk’ deadline is April 18; Anne of Green Gables April 15, May 8; NAACP education forum April 21

Passenger-only fast ferry plan goes to voters Nov. 8

  • Apr 6, 2016 at 4:00PM updated Apr 7, 2016 at 10:31AM

BREMERTON — Voters will be asked Nov. 8 to decide whether or not a passenger-only fast ferry system should be built.

Court report (April 8, 2016)

  • Apr 10, 2016 at 8:00AM

A 27-year-old Suquamish man was charged with assault in the fourth degree after he allegedly acted like he had a gun in his pocket and pointed it at people at the Fred Meyer store March 28. The man told a deputy that people were out to get him. The man was using a rum bottle in a manner that made people think it might be a gun.

Washington State Ferries chooses new food-service provider

  • Apr 8, 2016 at 4:00AM

When it came time for Washington State Ferries to decide what to do with their vending, galley-service and other retail-concession contracts, WSF and its selection committee chose not to renew its current contracts, and instead signed with the out-of-state hospitality and retail company Centerplate Corporation.

Bremerton Police Department: Weekly Update

  • Apr 8, 2016 at 12:00PM

Police patience important when responding to calls involving minors.

Sarah Smiley: What I’m feeling as my husband prepares to retire from the Navy

  • Apr 9, 2016 at 8:00AM

A year from now, my husband will retire from the Navy, so I have begun the emotional countdown of lasts: last deployment (thank you), last time I see him in uniform (tear) and so forth.

Kitsap students on UW's Dean's List

  • Apr 7, 2016 at 5:00PM

Students from Bremerton, Seabeck and Silverdale have been named to the Dean’s List at the University of Washington for the Autumn quarter.

57th year of Kitsap drag racing

  • Apr 7, 2016 at 1:00PM

The Handlers’ Racing Association, and Bremerton Raceway, is bringing drag racing to Kitsap County for the 57th consecutive year.

Editorial: Drivers, the cell call or text can wait

  • Apr 8, 2016 at 9:00AM

Nationwide, 3,179 deaths and 431,000 injuries were attributed to vehicle accidents involving distracted driving in 2014, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. That was an increase from the year before, when 3,158 people died and 424,000 were injured.

YWCA awards honor empowered women

  • Apr 7, 2016 at 10:10AM

The Women of Achievement awards, now in their 27th year according to Executive Director Denise Frey, honor women who have made a difference in Kitsap County.

The Petri Dish: Looking for someone to blame for early release of prisoners

  • Apr 2, 2016 at 10:00AM updated Apr 6, 2016 at 10:16AM

Republican state senators didn’t fire Corrections Secretary Bernie Warner when they had the chance.

NBK-Bremerton to conduct waterfront exercises April 5-13

  • Apr 4, 2016 at 3:32PM

BREMERTON — Naval Base Kitsap’s will perform security exercises on Sinclair Inlet between Bremerton and Port Orchard involving noises and/or activity visible to the public from April 5-13.

Sex trafficking a problem in Kitsap, speaker says

  • Apr 1, 2016 at 8:00AM updated Apr 2, 2016 at 11:27PM

Perpetrators of crime are often people in positions of authority, says Sandy Hill

Visit a farmers market and taste all that’s great about Kitsap | Kitsap Weekly

  • Apr 1, 2016 at 3:55PM

Long after those fresh leeks and potatoes are consumed, the memory of the farmers market experience will live on.

Kitsap youth rally for human rights

  • Apr 1, 2016 at 3:36PM

20 years after Laramie, LGBTQ teens still find acceptance elusive

My View | Passenger-only ferry debate rife with myths, misconceptions

  • Mar 31, 2016 at 12:00PM updated Apr 1, 2016 at 8:16AM

Only four in 10 Kitsap County residents have heard of Kitsap Transit’s proposed passenger-only ferry service connecting Bremerton, Kingston and Southworth to downtown Seattle. If voters approve a sales-tax measure this year, all three routes would be in service by 2020. As envisioned, the service would cut at least by half the time it now takes to reach downtown Seattle using existing transit options.

Community briefs (April 1, 2016 edition)

  • Apr 1, 2016 at 10:00AM

Walk MS Kitsap County takes place April 9, Rose society meets April 11, Safe boating classes

Court report (April 1, 2016)

  • Apr 3, 2016 at 8:00AM

The following cases were filed in Kitsap County District Court:

Report: Bremerton's water is excellent

  • Apr 1, 2016 at 9:00AM

The City of Bremerton has released its annual Drinking Water Report to let customers know where their water comes from; what is and isn’t in the water; how Bremerton protects the water from lead; and who customers should call with questions about their water.

Take water pledge, says Bremerton Mayor Lent

  • Apr 1, 2016 at 2:00PM

Mayor Patty Lent announced the City of Bremerton’s participation in the fifth year of the National Mayor’s Water Pledge Challenge, a program committed to improving the environment by using a national contest to engage citizens’ conservation efforts in various cities.

Kitsap Bank promotes Moore, Peterson and Ruckman

  • Apr 1, 2016 at 11:00AM

Kitsap Bank announced the promotions of Cindy Moore, Kim Peterson and Jennifer Ruckman. All three will serve as the assistant vice president, branch manager II at their respective branches.

Passenger-only ferry debate rife with myths, misconceptions

  • Mar 31, 2016 at 12:00PM

Only four in 10 Kitsap County residents have heard of Kitsap Transit’s proposed fast foot-ferry service connecting Bremerton, Kingston and Southworth to downtown Seattle. If voters approve a sales-tax measure this year, all three routes would be in service by 2020.

The Parks Department will use crowdfunding campaign to fix the Fairgrounds tennis courts

  • Mar 31, 2016 at 2:00PM

The campaign, hosted by the National Recreation and Park Association on, will be shared over social media, allowing anyone who wants to donate to do so.

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