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Four athletes from Central Kitsap High School signed letters of intent to play sports at various colleges last week. They are: (top row) Amy Bromley: Evergreen State College (soccer), Rose Christian: University of Washington (track and field), Taylor Carter: Arkansas State University (soccer) and Sierra Keiffer : Northwestern University (soccer).  - Contributed photo
Four athletes from Central Kitsap High School signed letters of intent to play sports at various colleges last week. They are: (top row) Amy Bromley: Evergreen State College (soccer), Rose Christian: University of Washington (track and field), Taylor Carter: Arkansas State University (soccer) and Sierra Keiffer : Northwestern University (soccer).
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Kitsap Rescue Mission hosts spaghetti feed

The Kitsap Rescue Mission is hosting an all-you-can-eat spaghetti feed.

The public is invited to enjoy an evening of fun, food, and fellowship. Guests will enjoy an old fashioned, family style spaghetti dinner benefitting the Kitsap Rescue Mission. Ten dollars buys you all-you-can-eat salad, spaghetti and meatballs, garlic bread and spumoni for dessert. Family rates are also available.

The spaghetti feed will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21, in the Pearson Fellowship Hall at Gateway Fellowship, located at 18901 Eighth Ave. NE in Poulsbo.

 

National author J.A. Jance to speak

National best-selling mystery author J.A. Jance will be featured in an upcoming event hosted by the Kitsap Regional Library Foundation.

Jance, whose mysteries include the series featuring Seattle detective J.P. Beaumont and Arizona Sheriff Joanna Brady, will appear at 6:30 p.m. March 4, at Rice Fergus Miller Architecture and Planning, Bremerton.

Jance will appear as part of the KRL Foundation’s Author! Author! program series, in which local authors facilitate a conversation with visiting authors.

The programs create an intimate atmosphere in which the audience can “eavesdrop” on a conversation between the two authors, which generally touches on the specific work of the authors as well as the craft of writing and the publishing industry.

In addition to the conversation, guests are treated with wine, heavy hors d’oeuvres and comfortable seating unique Kitsap County venues. Books by the authors featured are for sale at the events, which end with a book signing opportunity.

General seating tickets are $50 and available at krlf5.brownpapertickets.com. All profits go to benefit the Kitsap Regional Library. Contact Sheila Perreault, sperreault@krl.org, for more information.

 

Harrison receives perinatal grant

Harrison Medical Center’s Women’s & Children’s Services has received a $5,000 education grant from Ob Hospitalist Group (OBGH), the largest dedicated OB/GYN hospitalist provider in the nation.

OBGH provides board-certified hospitalists 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to  Harrison Silverdale to care for delivering moms  and their newborns.  The grant will fund the Association of Women’s Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) Perinatal Orientation and Education Program for perinatal nurses at Harrison Silverdale.

A grant presentation was held in the Atrium at Harrison Silverdale on Feb. 4.

The AWHONN Perinatal Orientation and Education Program offers fully scripted continuing education modules that help elevate safety and the consistency of care in a labor and delivery unit.

Benefits include helping orient new nurses, delivering advanced education to senior staff, ensuring that every nurse provides evidence-based care and practices, and establishing consistent care across the unit.

About 2,000 babies are delivered at Harrison Silverdale each year. The facility is equipped with a Level II Special Care Nursery, and provides lactation support, childbirth education classes, rehabilitation services for children and adults and a 10-bed Pediatric Care Unit.

 

Olympic College adds new student scholarships

Doña Keating, president and chief executive officer of Professional Options, and a member of the Olympic College Foundation Board, has funded two new student scholarships. They are:

The Student Leadership Scholarship, designed for a student who is or will be attending Olympic College and who actively participates in a leadership role within a campus student organization or club and/or is significantly involved in the local community.

Computer Information Systems (CIS) Scholarship: a scholarship for a student who is or will be attending Olympic College and who intends to study in the field of computer information systems (CIS).

As a member of the Olympic College Foundation Awards Committee, Keating has seen first-hand the impact that scholarships have on the lives of students. She first approached the Foundation with the idea of funding these scholarships after she attended the annual donor and scholars’ dinner.

A long-time supporter of the value of education and its link to success, Keating served as chair of Olympic College’s Business Management advisory committee for many years. She said she wanted to continue to recognize and reward students who are pursuing lives and degrees in leadership strategy, active civic participation, and technology innovation.

Keating’s company, Professional Options, is a management consulting firm that focuses on leadership strategy, policy consulting, and information technology.

 

Bonsai group to meet Feb. 21

The Evergreen Bonsai Club will meet on Feb. 21 at at 7 p.m. at Crossroads Neighborhood Church in Bremerton. There will be a mini-demonstration using a field-grown tree.

Members may each bring a small-to-medium sized bonsai to re-pot. Bring your own soil, wire, and tools.  The event is free and open to the public.

Contact Ruth Anderson, 360-626-1264 or rutha33@msn.com for more information.

 

Kitsap Seniors Singles to meet

The Kitsap Senior Singles will meet at 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16 at 3201 Pine Road N.E., the Willows Senior Apartments. The group meets on the first floor.

All Seniors Singles are welcome for a potluck. Bring a dish to share. Come and share friendship, cards and games.

If you arrive before 1 p.m., wait in the lobby until the group can enter the meeting room.

For information call 360-552-2221 or 360-698-1175. Call 360-479-8522 for directions.

 

2014 Miss Teen Rodeo Washington to host fundraiser event

Brielle Stevens, a 17-year-old high school student, will host a fundraiser Feb. 15 at the West Side Improvement Club in Bremerton. The event is her coronation fundraiser which allows her to travel and promote Washington state rodeos and events. The event is at 6 p.m., and tickets cost $20 for adults. The price for children and former rodeo royalty is $10. Dinner and entertainment will be provided. There will also be a silent, live and dessert auction.

 

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