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Community briefs (April 10, 2015)

  • Apr 9, 2015 at 11:00AM updated at 1:02PM

Commemoration of Bataan Death March, Silverdale horseshoe league starts in April, Water Festival April 14, Students can visit Japan and more ...

How to really find Bigfoot

  • Apr 9, 2015 at 11:07AM

The story goes as many before. Man hikes through woods with family. Man stops so family can rest. Man sees Bigfoot staring at his wife. Man spends next 15 years chasing Bigfoot. Classic American tale, right? Not exactly.

Family Fun Run and Health Fair on April 12

  • Apr 9, 2015 at 5:32PM

Kitsap residents will have a chance to learn kickboxing, hip hop dancing, fly tying and more at a free Community Health Fair that will be hosted on Sunday, April 12.

A few times the commenters got it wrong

  • Apr 10, 2015 at 7:00AM

Last month, a local radio show, invited me into the studio to talk about online commenters. This meant that I had to (1) read through months-worth of online comments, and (2) still look in the mirror without feeling fat, stupid, ugly, and arrogant afterward. Because that’s how some commenters describe me.

Dentist helps 14 at veterans stand down

  • Apr 9, 2015 at 10:46AM

CENTRAL KITSAP – A Silverdale dentist was one of the volunteers who provided dental work at no cost to 14 individuals at a Kitsap County Stand Down at the county fairgrounds April 4.

Bozeman to seek Port of Bremerton position

  • Apr 10, 2015 at 1:00PM

Former Bremerton Mayor and Port of Bremerton CEO Cary Bozeman announced that he will seek election to the Port of Bremerton Commission.

Require training for PPG pilots

  • Apr 11, 2015 at 12:00PM

There’s nothing like flying a powered paraglider. For an investment of about $6,000, you can take to the skies, no license and no training required — although, without the latter, you are taking your life into your own hands. Should training be required for the operation of a powered paraglider? Yes, it should.

Naval Base Kitsap hosts 500 kids for egg hunt

  • Apr 12, 2015 at 12:00PM

BANGOR – Five hundred children donned Easter finery and fast shoes as they raced for treats at the annual Easter egg hunt at Naval Base Kitsap, Bangor, on Saturday, March 28.

Suspect who labeled himself as ‘County’s most wanted’ is now in custody

  • Apr 13, 2015 at 11:49AM

SILVERDALE – The man who recently touted himself as “One of Kitsap’s most wanted” during a brazen daylight motor vehicle theft incident last week in Navy Yard City, was apprehended early this morning during a tactical team employment.

Bremerton sailor in Vietnam

  • Apr 14, 2015 at 12:00PM

Electronics Technician 2nd Class Alexander Rocha, of Bremerton, and crew members of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald (DDG 62) man the rails as the ship arrives in Da Nang, Vietnam for Naval Engagement Activity (NEA) Vietnam 2015.

CKSD board member Mark Gaines will not seek re-election

  • Apr 15, 2015 at 10:50PM

Central Kitsap School District Board of Directors member Mark Gaines announced April 15 that he will not seek re-election.

Remembering Bataan

  • Apr 16, 2015 at 11:00AM updated at 2:51PM

Quinten Alvord, Marietta R. Barrios, Bonnie Sorci, Gwen Barrios Alvord, and Pablo Lozano, from left, take part in a wreath-laying ceremony during the Bataan Remembrance Day Ceremony at Bataan Park in East Bremerton on April 11.

Spring sports team return to action after rain cancellations, Spring break

  • Apr 16, 2015 at 11:35AM

After a week Spring Break, all sports teams at the five area high schools return to action in full swing.Due the raining weather, several baseball and softball game were rained out last week.Most of the teams are in league play, while others are playing non-league opponents.

Support EMS service, support Proposition 1

  • Apr 16, 2015 at 11:32AM

We encourage voters in Central Kitsap and South Kitsap to approve their respective fire district’s Proposition 1 on the April 28 special election ballot.

Washington’s jobs outlook continues positive trend

  • Apr 16, 2015 at 12:53PM

OLYMPIA – After several months of increasing or steady unemployment rates, Washington’s unemployment rate for the month of March dropped to 5.9 percent, on a preliminary, seasonally adjusted basis, according to estimates by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Community briefs (April 17, 2015 edition)

  • Apr 16, 2015 at 5:00PM

Free solar system presentation, Concert organist performs April 19, Norwegian genealogy deadline is April 18 and more

The Petri Dish: Local battles over marijuana

  • Apr 16, 2015 at 6:00PM

There’s a good chance marijuana will be in front of voters again this fall.

Mount Rainier National Park free this weekend

  • Apr 16, 2015 at 9:00PM

This Saturday and Sunday, April 18-19, visitors to Mount Rainier National Park will be able to visit the park for free. Fees will be waived at all national park areas throughout the weekend as the kickoff to National Park Week, which is April 20-24.

Air Force veteran hired as Sound Publishing ad rep

  • Apr 17, 2015 at 8:00AM

Air Force veteran Bill McDonald has signed on with Sound Publishing as an advertising sales consultant.

It’s important to stay physically fit during senior years: Part 2

  • Apr 16, 2015 at 1:00PM

In last month’s column I began to address reasons why seniors need to “keep physically fit.” I quoted from a recent study that “regular physical activity and exercise are important to the physical and mental health of almost everyone, including older adults. Staying physically active and exercising regularly can produce long-term health benefits and even improve health for some older people who already have diseases and disabilities. That’s why health experts say that older adults should aim to be as active as possible.”

U.S. Military All-Star Team to host meet-and-greet opportunities

  • Apr 17, 2015 at 3:20PM

As part of the U.S. Military All-Star tryouts occurring this weekend there will be multiple meet-and-greet opportunities with representatives from the team as well as from the Kitsap BlueJackets and West Coast Guns.

Getting Free Range children will take guts, groups

  • Apr 17, 2015 at 3:00PM

Not many years ago, I wrote in protest of bringing snacks to kids’ soccer games. I said that making cookies for halftime was ruining my weekend, as was being expected to sit on the sidelines during every practice. I can think of 101 things I’d rather be doing than watching soccer practice.

Water wise: Children learn about one of Kitsap’s most precious resources at annual Kitsap County Water Festival

  • Apr 18, 2015 at 7:00AM updated at 6:25PM

CENTRAL KITSAP – Vinland Elementary third grader Ella Ray busted out a brief hip hop dance routine while standing next to a water purification filter made from two two-liter plastic bottles, one of which was filled with gravel and sand.

Ask the Commissioner, “Why?”

  • Apr 18, 2015 at 11:00AM

Imagine you have a product that customers love. It’s top quality, affordable and meets or exceeds all state and federal benefit standards. Better yet, your product fills a void in the marketplace that left people vulnerable and unprotected.

State Superintendent releases complete plan to fully fund basic education

  • Apr 18, 2015 at 11:00AM

OLYMPIA — State Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn released a complete plan to fulfill Washington’s constitutional responsibility to fully fund basic education. The plan would ensure that every student in the state has an equal opportunity to a basic education.

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