Tuesday, Dec. 9

A girl to Nicki and Christopher Alvarado of Silverdale.

A boy to Chelsea and Abraham Horowitz of Silverdale.

Wednesday, Dec. 10

A boy to Dawn and Donald Setter of Port Orchard.

Thursday, Dec. 11

A girl to Chandaleer Cockerel and Chase Bradbury of Port Orchard.

A girl to Tara and Brandon Schneider of Steilacoom.

Saturday, Dec. 13

A boy to Amber and Freddie Chaline of Bremerton.


Kitsap Community Foundation recently announced it is currently accepting grant applications for its 2009 grant cycle.

Grants will be made to qualified, non-profit organizations and those interested are encouraged to review the grant application criteria and guidelines at

Following committee review, the grants will be approved by the Board of Directors and awarded at a ceremony scheduled for April 14, 2009. For more information, call Robert Schneidler at (360) 698-3622 or e-mail


Literacy Council of Kitsap and the Immigrant Assistance Center were recently awarded grants of $5,000 each from the Wal-Mart Foundation.

The council, which provides a wide range of literacy services including English as a Second Language courses and GED preparation classes, often partners with the Immigrant Assistance Center to provide English and cultural literacy classes to new immigrants in the community.

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