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Kitsap County sends out revaluation notices

  • Jul 12, 2008 at 12:00AM

The Kitsap County Assessors Office has sent out change of value notices to local property owners, with most reflecting a 3 to 5 percent decrease in the assessed value of their homes.

Kitsap Humane Society facing a ‘cat-a-palooza’

  • Jul 12, 2008 at 12:00AM

The Kitsap Humane Society (KHS) is in a furry flurry this summer.

Bainbridge is in bloom, two decades and counting

  • Jul 12, 2008 at 12:00AM

It’s an exciting weekend up ahead for avid gardeners. The long-anticipated 20th anniversary Bainbridge in Bloom garden tour will be July 11 through 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. To celebrate the event’s longevity, they’ve rolled back ticket and event prices. More information can be found at the Bloom Web site,, or by calling the Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities Council (BIAHC) at (206) 842-7901. Tickets are available at many of our local nurseries. The site also lists the locations for various food and refreshments interspersed at several locations this year.

Port Orchard wants role in SKIA annexation

  • Jul 8, 2008 at 4:06PM

Planning director accuses city of Bremerton of using 'loophole.'

Lynwood Theater plays host to the 'Show People' of yesteryear

  • Jul 5, 2008 at 4:00PM updated Jul 7, 2008 at 4:48PM

King Vidor’s 1928 silent film satire “Show People” reminds me of something like those “Scary Movie” flicks of today. Those features (more like DVDs as they don’t even come out in theaters most of the time anymore) poke fun at the whole scary movie genre with spoofs on all the contemporary blockbusters and incredibly, oft intentionally, bad acting.

Kitsap County Weekend Wrock | July 5

  • Jul 5, 2008 at 4:00PM updated Jul 7, 2008 at 4:47PM

On the heels of what’s arguably Kingston’s grandest day of the year, comes something new. Just up the street from the Little City by the Sea’s downtown core and Fourth of July events, the Independence Day celebration will be extended with a Saturday full of skate competition and concerts. From the group that basically brought you the Kingston Skate Park itself comes The Kingston Sk8 Rollick.

Bremerton Community Calendar | July 5

  • Jul 5, 2008 at 4:00PM updated Jul 7, 2008 at 4:46PM

GOOD OL’ DAYS: Old Fashioned Main Street grand opening and street fair featuring an ice cream social, ribbon-cutting ceremony by Mayor Cary Bozeman and a special show at the Roxy Theater by Tames Allen, living history performer; today, Sat., July 5, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; between Pacific and Washington, Bremerton. Info: (360) 479-6226.

Kitsap Bank awards scholarships to employees' kids | Photo

  • Jul 5, 2008 at 4:00PM updated Jul 7, 2008 at 4:45PM

Results of Kitsap County restaurant inspections revealed

  • Jul 5, 2008 at 4:00PM updated Jul 7, 2008 at 4:44PM

Results of inspections of restaurants and other food service establishments in the Bremerton area by the Kitsap County Health District. Scores are based on a scale of 98-100 (excellent), 92-97 (good), 86-91 (needs improvement), 76-85 (alert) and 75 or lower (closure). “P” indicates probation.

Bremerton schools emphasize reading, math in summer programs

  • Jul 5, 2008 at 4:00PM updated Jul 7, 2008 at 4:44PM

Learning doesn’t stop when the final school bell rings, marking the end of another academic year. In fact, for students in the Bremerton School District, educational experiences abound at six elementary schools across the city for students in kindergarten through fifth grade. “Studies have shown that it takes students a month to a month-and-a-half to catch up if they don’t practice throughout the summer,” said BSD Special Programs Director Linda Sullivan-Dudzic. To keep students’ minds sharp and equip them for future academic success once school starts in the fall, the district is placing a special emphasis on reading and math through its summer programs, Sullivan-Dudzic said.

What’s going on in Kitsap County | July 5

  • Jul 5, 2008 at 4:00PM updated Jul 7, 2008 at 4:42PM

A&E events happening in Kitsap County.

Olympic College to offer v-ball camps | Bremerton Sports Notices

  • Jul 5, 2008 at 4:00PM updated Jul 7, 2008 at 4:42PM

Olympic College volleyball will be providing summer volleyball camps in the Kitsap area for interested youth between the ages of 9 and 18.

West Sound Saints open '08 football season | Photo

  • Jul 5, 2008 at 4:00PM updated Jul 7, 2008 at 4:41PM

Sun shines down on Kitsap's Thunderbird Rodeo

  • Jul 5, 2008 at 4:00PM updated Jul 7, 2008 at 4:40PM

About the only thing hotter than the action on the arena floor was the sun that accompanied it. The sun was shining brightly on the Thunderbird Pro Rodeo, a benefit event for Corey’s Day on the Farm and the Northwest Burn Foundation, kicking off the summer Kitsap rodeo season at Thunderbird Arena last weekend with temperatures reaching into the low 90s.

Former enemies unite in Kitsap BlueJackets dugout

  • Jul 5, 2008 at 4:00PM updated Jul 7, 2008 at 4:39PM

On the state baseball map, Silverdale is proving the middle ground between Bremerton’s Olympic College and Auburn’s Green River Community College. Kitsap BlueJackets head coach Matt Acker, also the coach at Green River, and OC’s Ryan Parker, a first-year Jackets assistant, have gone from facing each other in opposing dugouts, to literally facing each other on opposite baselines, as the collegiate competitors have now teamed up with one goal in mind: Winning.

Three injured in 4-car collision on SR-303 | Bremerton Police Blotter

  • Jul 5, 2008 at 4:00PM updated Jul 7, 2008 at 4:38PM

Three people were injured in a four-car collision on State Route 303 near Fred Meyer in Bremerton shortly before 3 p.m. June 28.

Bremerton School Dist. to interview superintendent candidates July 8

  • Jul 5, 2008 at 4:00PM updated Jul 7, 2008 at 4:37PM

The Bremerton school board and an interview advisory group will interview two candidates — Tim McCarthy and Stephen Rowley — for the position of Bremerton School District (BSD) Interim Superintendent. Interviews are scheduled for July 8 at the BSD administration building, according to a statement released by the district.

Kitsap Community Resources desperate for furniture donations

  • Jul 5, 2008 at 4:00PM updated Jul 7, 2008 at 4:36PM

Kitsap Community Resources (KCR) is facing a severe shortage of furniture and household items for its emergency and transitional housing units. KCR serves families fleeing domestic abuse, homeless families who lost their homes due to foreclosures or unaffordable rental costs and others who have no place to live. KCR receives three to six requests per day of families seeking housing. The non-profit organization is in desperate need of cribs, beds, pillows, dressers, silverware and other kitchen items, towels and hygiene items.

Bremerton sisters send aid to flood-ravaged Midwest

  • Jul 5, 2008 at 4:00PM updated Jul 7, 2008 at 4:35PM

Iowa natives Suzanne Sprague and her sister Kelly Bolton decided last week to help the furry flood victims who cannot help themselves.

Gas prices prompt Central Kitsap drivers to scoot out of cars

  • Jul 5, 2008 at 4:00PM updated Jul 7, 2008 at 4:35PM

With gas prices well over $4 a gallon, many folks are turning to a smaller, two-wheeled mode of transportation. Cliff’s Cycle Center Manager Bryan Schoening said the business’ scooter sales have tripled in the past few months. “We’ve always sold scooters to some extent, but never like this,” Schoening said.

Kitsap teen fights out of 'war zone' to graduate high school

  • Jul 5, 2008 at 4:00PM updated Jul 7, 2008 at 4:34PM

A war zone is what 18-year-old Thomas Iman Jr. compares his childhood to, more violent than most could imagine. Soon after joining KMHS, Iman met Kathy Rongholt, a KMHS “case aid” and the woman who would take him under her wing. Rongholt, who joined the KMHS team two-and-a-half years ago after a friend and fellow church-goer suggested she become a case aid, chose to give Iman a chance.

Rep. Rolfes: Saving energy can equate to saving dollars

  • Jul 5, 2008 at 11:00AM updated Jul 7, 2008 at 11:46AM

One of the biggest issues facing us today is the cost of fuel and its effects on our economy and our lives. From getting to work, running a business, heating a home this winter or dealing with the related rise in prices of food and other items, the cost of fuel is impacting and will most likely continue to impact the way we live.

Developers ask Bremerton out to the movies

  • Jul 5, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jul 7, 2008 at 10:31AM

The glow of city lights in downtown Bremerton envelope the old J.C. Penney building at night.

Recently-crowned Miss Kitsap preps for Miss Washington Pageant

  • Jul 5, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Jul 7, 2008 at 10:12AM

Small-town gal Samantha Przybylek, crowned Miss Kitsap 2008 on March 29, is ready for the limelight. And now the Seabeck native, a 2005 Klahowya Secondary School (KSS) grad, will hit the big stage: the 2008 Miss Washington Pageant, scheduled for July 11-12 at the Pantages Theater in Tacoma.

We must honor their memory

  • Jul 4, 2008 at 1:34PM

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