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Hayden Ormsby is part of one big McDonald’s family. - Contributed Photo
Hayden Ormsby is part of one big McDonald’s family.
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McDonald’s opens on Wheaton Way

Sixteen-month-old Hayden Charlotte Ormsby enjoyed french fries at the remodeled McDonald’s at 3580 Wheaton Way during its grand reopening Monday. Hayden’s mother Heather Hoffman made sure she got to the celebration because McDonald’s has always been part of their family. Hoffman worked at the old Wheaton Way location in 2001. Her father, Jim Hoffman is the area operations supervisor for McDonald’s and began with the company in 1979. Her mother also worked at the old Wheaton Way store in the 1980s.

“Most, if not all, of my family has worked at McDonald’s at some point in their lives,” Hoffman said.  “I have aunts, uncles, cousins, a brother and a sister who still work for McDonald’s.”

And, in another 15 years, she hopes her daughter will as well.

“The food was delicious as always,” Hoffman said. “The new interior is very modern. McDonald’s has great memories for my family and now we get to make even more.”

Olympic Aquatic hosts clean up

The Olympic Aquatic Club will be participating in a beach clean up community service project with the Port of Silverdale on June 27, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The club will meet at the Silverdale boat ramp, and assign specific areas for clean up from there. All supplies needed will be provided by the port and lunch will be provided to volunteers.

For more information, contact Amy Scholfield at

Cheering tryouts set for July 29

Olympic Gymnastics All-Star Cheerleading will hold tryouts for one of Kitsap County’s premier all-star cheerleading competition squads on July 29 at 5 p.m. Girls and boys age 4 to 18 years are invited to tryout. No experience necessary. Trained staff will teach how to cheer, stunt and tumble. Pre-tryout clinics will be held at Olympic Gymnastics Center in Silverdale on July 24 and July 26 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. There is a $15 fee per clinic. Tryouts are free. Call Olympic Gymnastics Center for more information 360-698-7709.

2015 Princess classes set

The Miss West Sound Scholarship Program is currently accepting applications for the 2015 class of Pearl Princesses. The princesses meet every Sunday for 10 weeks beginning September 7 from noon to 1:30 p.m. Each session includes a short etiquette lesson, mentoring time with one of the Miss West Sound or Miss West Sound’s Outstanding Teen contestants and a dance workshop. The purpose of the Pearl Princess Program is to help girls ages 6 to 11 years develop poise, self-confidence, social skills and friendships. The princesses will perform a dance number at the Miss West Sound pageant on Nov. 15. Applications can be obtained at Apply by Aug. 1.

Quality assurance to be discussed

Washington State University Extension and the Department of Animal Sciences are offering a day-long course on meeting beef, pork, lamb, and goat Quality Assurance standards Friday, July 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.. It will be at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds, 1200 Fairgrounds Road, in Bremerton.

The course covers all aspects of livestock production with an emphasis on meeting Quality Assurance standards. Instructors include WSU Extension meat and livestock specialists with extensive knowledge in all aspects of livestock production. Topics covered include Quality Assurance training, health care, nutrition, animal selection, carcass evaluation, hands-on GI tract exploration, economics of livestock projects, and much more. Species covered include beef, pork, lamb, and goat.

Areas covered include feeding and watering, animal identification, housing and facilities, and prevention of problems.

Registration is $20 and includes lunch and all materials. Register by July 3. Register online at or download the form at and mail with your check.

The youth event is running in conjunction with WSU Extension’s Livestock 100 short courses. Beef 100, Lamb/Goat 100, and Poultry 100 on Thursday, July 10 at Castle Rock High School and Pork 100, a reprise of Poultry 100 and the Youth Livestock Quality Assurance on July 11 at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds. For more information on the Livestock 100 short courses, visit

Kitsap Transit hosts meetings

Kitsap Transit  will be hosting several community meetings across Kitsap County. Executive Director John Clauson will share the agency’s first quarter performance report and the status of the passenger-only ferry business plan. Attendees are invited to share ideas and ask questions.

Two locations for our area will be June 28. Bremerton’s meeting will be at 11:30 a.m. at the Harborside building conference room. In Silverdale, the meeting will be at 2:30 p.m. at the Silverdale Community Center in the Poplar room.

Harrison named Fit-Friendly place

Harrison Medical Center has been recognized as a Platinum-Level Fit-Friendly Worksite by the American Heart Association for helping employees eat better and move more.

Platinum-level employers:

· Offer employees physical activity options in the workplace

· Increase healthy eating options at the worksite

· Promote a wellness culture in the workplace

· Implement at least nine criteria outlined by the American Heart Association in the areas of physical activity, nutrition and culture.

· Demonstrate measurable outcomes related to workplace wellness

Harrison Medical Center encourages healthy eating and exercise habits amongst employees through its FreshStart program, as well as highlights employee success stories to inspire others. The program also offers discounts on activity trackers and gym memberships for employees. The Fit-Friendly Worksites program is a catalyst for positive change in the American workforce by helping worksites make their employees’ health and well-being a priority.

For more information about the Fit-Friendly Worksites program and how it’s helping to improve the health call 253-272-7854 or visit

Rose society to host annual show

On June 29, the Kitsap County Rose Society will host its annual Rose Show. The free event is from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Silverdale Community Center at 9727 Silverdale Way. The public is invited to attend.

Fire fatalities down in 2013

The annual Fire Fatality Report for 2013 is now available on the web at With over 91 percent of the fire fatalities occurring in residential occupancies, being prepared and knowing what to do in the event of a fire can save lives.

For the second year in a row, Washington State has continued to see a decrease in fire related fatalities, with a total of fifty-four fatalities reported in 2013.

The data used for this report was received from fire and law enforcement agencies throughout Washington State. It was then collected into a centralized database for analysis and report development in accordance with Revised Code of Washington 43.44.060.

Teacher honored for excellence

A Bremerton teacher was awarded the Excellence in Mathematics Education award at a regional math event in Poulsbo recently. The Excellence in Mathematics Education award was presented to Lisa Concepcion-Elm of Armin Jahr Elementary by the Washington State Mathematics Council and the Olympic Education Service District.

Bremerton lodge wins award

At the 65th Biennial Sons of Norway Convention for Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska, Bremerton Oslo Lodge 2-35 received the 2013 Lodge of the Year award.

The award is based on lodge activities involving community service, volunteerism, and fraternal support. Approximately 45 lodges in the four states compete each year.

Oslo Lodge strives for and has received Gold Level status amongst the other lodges annually. Those lodges with this status are then evaluated by the District and International Board of Directors with the choice of the top award honored.

In Kitsap County there are approximately 17,000 Norwegian-Americans. There are two Sons of Norway Lodges, Bremerton’s Oslo Lodge 2-35 and Poulsbo Lodge 2-44, with a Daughters of Norway Nina Grieg Lodge #40 in Poulsbo, all totaling around 1100 members.

Bremerton’s Oslo Lodge invites anyone interested in our Nordic heritage to join us in the 2nd annual Norwegian-American Picnic at Jarstad Park on July 13 from noon until 4. Bring a dish for the potluck.


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