People and Places

Exhibit opens at museum today

“I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story,” the Smithsonian exhibit, will open on the First Friday Art Walk at 5 p.m. this Friday at the Kitsap Historical Society Museum at 280 Fourth Street in Bremerton.

The theme explores the peoples of Asia and the Pacific Islands who migrated to the US beginning in the 1840s. Their problems and successes as they adapted to their new country and environment are detailed in eight posters. Among the topics are their economic roles, exclusion, citizenship, activism, and their impact on American food traditions.

Kitsap County has historically been host to people from the Pacific region. Migrants from Hawaii and other Pacific Islands, Asia and Southeast Asia have come with their hopes and expectations. Photographs, letters, and newspaper articles describe their lives, problems and successes as they adapted to their new country and the Pacific Northwest.

This poster exhibit was created by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and the Smithsonian institution Traveling Exhibition Service.

Music  fundraiser set for June 6

Tonight, a benefit concert for the Bremerton High School Jazz band will occur in coordination with the Elk Lodge membership drive. The event will be from 5-11:30 p.m. at the Bremerton Elks Lodge, No. 1181. The event is open to the public, and all donations will benefit the BHS music department. The event is at 4131 Pine Rd. NE in Bremerton. There will be a $5 donation fee at the door, and a spaghetti dinner will cost $10. To purchase tickets, contact the lodge at 360-479-1181.

Car club to meet

Olympic Vintage Auto Club will host “One Lap of Kitsap” on Saturday June 7.  For more information call 360-779-3771.

Ferry committee needs members

The Kitsap County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications from commuters who use the Bremerton and Kingston routes of Washington State Ferries to serve on county Ferry Advisory Committees.

Committee members represent Washington State Ferries riders and the Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council, promoting improvements through interactions with those agencies and the state legislature. The committees meet quarterly and in advance of community meetings. For more information, go to or call Kitsap County Volunteer Services at 360-337-4650 or email

Library book sale will be June 14

Silverdale Friends of the Library will have its June book sale on June 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Hess Room of the library, located at 3450 N.W. Carlton St. in old town Silverdale.

Monday sales will be June 2, 9, 16 and 23 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The library depends on the community to supply used books in good condition for the book sales. Books can be dropped off at the library during regular library hours. All proceeds go to support Silverdale Library’s extra programs including this summer’s reading program for children.

Quys celebrate 50 years together

An anniversary open house for Dick and Merry Quy will be June 21 at Christ Lutheran Church, 3701 Northshore Road, in Belfair, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Friends and family are invited to come share your memories of the couple. No gifts please. Dick and Mary grew up in Kitsap county and were married June 19, 1964, in Bremerton.

The Quys moved to Belfair in 1979, after 15 years in Silverdale. Now retired, the couple stays busy with family and church activities.

9/11 work party set for June 14

There will be a work party at the Kitsap 9/11 Memorial at 13th Street and Highland Avenue, Bremerton, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 14, in honor of Flag Day.

Edging, weed pulling, brush removal (blackberries  and ivy), laying beauty bark and other tidy-up tasks are among the chores to be done. Volunteers are needed with gloves, knee pads, rakes, shovels, wheel burrows, edger, clippers and someone with a pick-up truck to haul donated bark. Bring your own lunch. For more information call Dave Raymond at 360-271-7814.

Aps for edg3 Fund available at bank

Applications for the edg3 FUND™ small business competition are now available at Kitsap Bank. The competition will award a $20,000 cash prize to a business that is having a positive impact on the community economically, socially, or environmentally.

The six-week application period runs through July 13.  Visit to download the application and official rules. After the application period ends, semifinalists will be chosen, with public voting taking place through Kitsap Bank’s Facebook page.

Sunkels golden anniversary set

Longtime Silverdale residents, Cordell and Bonnie Sunkel celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary this June.

Cordell retired from a construction business they owned for 25 years. Bonnie retired after many years with Central Kitsap School District as a secretary. Their children are Tara and Chris Orcutt and Ed and Paula Sunkel. They have six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A “dessert social” is planned later in June. To attend, call 360-692-6627 for more information.




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