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One must stick to the rules — even the Governor

  • Aug 2, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Aug 7, 2008 at 3:34PM

Gov. Chris Gregoire was turned away from an Olympia bar by the bouncer after she was unable to provide her ID. The governor reportedly forgot her ID at home and was denied access by the 23-year-old who told her no one is allowed in the bar without valid identification. So she went home.

Bremerton Patriot Community Calendar | August 2

  • Aug 2, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Aug 7, 2008 at 2:59PM

HOME SWEET HOME: Home Builders Association of Kitsap County’s Parade of Homes to feature 25 homes from Port Ludlow to Allyn in a variety of price ranges; today, Sat. Aug. 2, and Sun. Aug. 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; map of home locations and interactive map available at

Helen Fojtik, 94 | Obituary

  • Aug 2, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Aug 7, 2008 at 2:59PM

Helen Emma Marie Fojtik died July 25 at Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton. She was 94.

Harrison Medical Center staff at the Whaling Days parade | Photo

  • Aug 2, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Aug 7, 2008 at 2:58PM

Kitsap County YWCA offers a shoulder to lean on

  • Aug 2, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Aug 7, 2008 at 2:57PM

As penny-pinching becomes commonplace, YWCA of Kitsap County continues to lend support to families in need.

Port Orchard shines up ride, slicks back hair for Classics weekend

  • Aug 4, 2008 at 11:05PM

Classic cars, classic rock, classic, all part of four-day-long party on Bay Street, Aug. 7-10.

WWCA features jive-talking plant in 'Little Shop of Horrors'

  • Aug 4, 2008 at 11:04PM

While the Broadway production, and much of the cult film’s popularity, didn’t come until the mid 1980s, “The Little Shop of Horrors” was first unveiled at the dawn of the 1960s.

Indianola resident brings Argentine Tango to North Kitsap

  • Aug 4, 2008 at 11:04PM

Earlier this year, Debra Gartin and her husband were vacationing in Buenos Aires, when they happened upon a couple dancing tango in the town plaza. And it brought tears to Gartin’s eyes.

Changing Scene Theatre's Summerplay: Keeping tradition alive

  • Aug 4, 2008 at 11:04PM

Changing Scene’s Summerplay debuts four world premieres by local and regional playwrights

'Sound of Music' star to appear at Lynwood Theatre's sing-a-long night

  • Aug 4, 2008 at 11:07PM

Imagine yourself in a dimly lit movie theater, re-watching “The Sound of Music” for the umpteenth time, only this time its on the big screen and the entire audience is singing along. “The hills are alive, with the sound of ... ,” an off-key chorus crescendos. Then, someone would typically yell from the back row — “Shut up! You’re ruining the movie!” But not at the Lynwood Theatre’s special sing-a-long night.

Kitsap: Weeding out problems in the garden | Column

  • Aug 4, 2008 at 11:06PM

A relatively new pesky weed, Birdsfoot trefoil, Lotus corniculatus, has been cropping up all over Kitsap County lately. The common name comes from the seed heads which look like tiny bird feet (even through the feet have six to eight toes). It began its rampant spread about three years ago, but it’s promising to be as noxious as some of our official “noxious weeds.” The ironic fact about this plant is it has been used in many states for deer fodder and forage for cattle and other grazing animals. It’s a forage plant that does not cause bloating. Birdsfoot trefoil was imported from Europe. Native peoples also harvested the seeds for food. It thrives in areas where rainfall is more than 20 inches a year and when temperatures are cooler. Does that sound like our area? Yes, indeed, it does.

Olympic College seeks host families for foreign exchange students

  • Aug 6, 2008 at 4:00PM updated Aug 7, 2008 at 2:17PM

Consider your home's vacant guest room more than a makeshift, clutter-catching storage area. That's the sentiment of Hiroko Havekost, host family coordinator for the International Student Program at Olympic College. OC needs families to host foreign exchange students for the upcoming school year, beginning Sept. 22, according to Havekost. Host families must live somewhere with easy access to the Bremerton campus, either nearby or on a popular bus line. Most current and former host families are residents of either Bremerton or Silverdale. Havekost said 28 international students attended OC during the 2008 spring quarter, coming from 11 different...

Silverdale Thunder hydroplane races return Aug. 9

  • Aug 2, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Aug 7, 2008 at 2:03PM

In a festival-loving county like Kitsap, it would seem that two days chock-full of hydroplane speedboat racing isn’t quite enough action for one weekend.

Every 2007 NFR champ will compete at Kitsap Fair & Stampede rodeo

  • Aug 4, 2008 at 4:23PM updated Aug 7, 2008 at 1:58PM

This is one Stampede that keeps gaining momentum. While in the past the Kitsap Fair & Stampede Rodeo has seen considerable growth and improvements in everything from stock, to funding, to the arena floor itself, it's never seen a boon like this.

Kitsap Doctors Clinic takes ‘ouch’ out of skin treatments

  • Aug 2, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Aug 7, 2008 at 1:57PM

Kitsap County residents coping with difficult-to-treat skin diseases now have another treatment option. The Doctors Clinic Professional Skin Care Center, serving the Kitsap Peninsula, recently acquired two PHAROS EX-308 excimer lasers, shown to be effective in treating psoriasis, vitiligo and atopic dermatitis.

Greed cited as reason for Kingston man's murder

  • Aug 5, 2008 at 4:00PM updated Aug 7, 2008 at 1:51PM

Two Bremerton men charged in the murder of Kingston’s Richard Hugh Jones Jr. made their first appearance in Kitsap County Superior Court Monday.

Kitsap trappers on hunt for destructive gypsy moths

  • Aug 2, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Aug 7, 2008 at 1:49PM

That little green tent-looking box stapled to the neighborhood tree is there for a reason: to catch gypsy moths.

Bremerton: Troopers find 85 grams of marijuana in man's car

  • Aug 5, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Aug 7, 2008 at 1:49PM

An 18-year-old Bremerton man was arrested July 31 after a routine traffic stop where the Washington State Patrol trooper found the man in possession of 85 grams of marijuana.

What’s going on

  • Aug 9, 2008 at 12:00AM


Hollywood decisions made for the love of the Benjamins

  • Aug 9, 2008 at 12:00AM

Why do you pay almost $10 to see a movie? For entertainment, right? To get swept into a world where reality doesn’t have to follow boundaries and a place where your problems no longer exist?

Fun amidst the wakes and ruckus

  • Aug 9, 2008 at 12:00AM

Silverdale Thunder hydroplane races are back, hitting the water Aug. 9-10 on Dyes Inlet, pre-party Aug. 8.

One fish, two fish, red fish, blue fish

  • Aug 9, 2008 at 12:00AM

Olympic Koi, Goldfish and Water Garden Club puts their ponds up for show in the annual Pond and Water Garden tour, Aug. 9.

What’s Up Weekend Wrock

  • Aug 9, 2008 at 12:00AM

Punks gone the way of twang at Winterland, Mos back in Manette Friday

An artful way to spend the weekend

  • Aug 9, 2008 at 12:00AM

Bainbridge Island Studio Tour hosts its eighth

The Orchard goes cruisin’ with “American Graffiti”

  • Aug 9, 2008 at 12:00AM


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