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Contents Welcome to Kitsap............ 9 The Navy in Kitsap.......... 11 Bainbridge Island............. 16 North Kitsap................... 26 Poulsbo.......................... 36 Ferry Service.................. 49 Golf................................ 55 Biking............................. 58
Central Kitsap................. 60 Boating.......................... 69 Bremerton...................... 72 Port Orchard................... 76 Arts............................... 85 Sports............................ 87 Beyond Kitsap................ 88
estled along the shore in Kitsap County with the Olympics Mountains in the background, Poulsbo maintains its old world charm and natural beauty. With 128 guest slips, fuel dock and central location on Liberty Bay “Little Norway” is an ideal destination port. Numerous recreational activities, festivals and parades, farmer’s markets, unique specialty shops, quaint bistros and world-class restaurants delight tourists and locals alike. We invite you to stay for a week or a weekend, shop all day, play all night, and discover what “Velkommen” is all about.
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KITSAP NEWS GROUP Bainbridge Review
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Defined by water Welcome to Kitsap
eographically speaking, Kitsap County extends from the famed fishing beach at the tip of Point no Point in the north and the Bremerton National Airport in the south, to the Southworth ferry terminal near the eastern boundary all the way west to the shores of Hood Canal. But it’s what’s in between that counts. And what’s in between is defined
largely by water, 170 square miles of it. Residents and visitors can pick a destination or just hop in the car and drive, knowing that sooner or later they’ll end up at a bridge, a ferry or a beach along the 230 miles of shoreline shaping the county. Planned or random, you can begin a cruise in the early afternoon and be home for dinner.
With gas prices remaining high, Kitsap County and its marine bounty offer the perfect opportunity for an economical day trip from anywhere in the Puget Sound region. Kitsap County, with a diverse array of unique and picturesque towns, offers amazing scenery, fabulous festivals and fairs, superb farmer’s markets showcasing a fertile agricultural region as well as unsurpassed
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recreational opportunities for those of all ages. This is by no means a comprehensive tour of Kitsap County. However, consider the Kitsap Peninsula as a special spot between the bright lights and pulsing energy of Seattle and the lush, verdant rain forests and coastal hideaways of the Olympic Peninsula. What makes Kitsap County so unique? In less than an hour you can escape to another place—complete
with the amenities of urban living— and get some rest, relaxation, fresh air and stunning scenery. Kitsap County offers visitors from around the world the best in natural beauty: forests, unspoiled beaches, open spaces and most importantly, accessibility. The Kitsap area showcases influences from Scandinavian, Native American and military populations, all within easy distance for exploring.
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Navy: Kitsap T
hough Kitsap County and the United States Navy have been linked together since the late 1800s, it’s only been in the last decade that the Navy’s strategic vision included greatly expanding its fleet and support facilities ashore in Kitsap County.
ocean-going tugs, two ammunition ships and thousands of small boats. Between 1920 and 1940, the shipyard improved its capabilities, which enabled it to serve a key role repairing battle damaged ships of our fleet and Allies during World War II.
Today, Kitsap County is host to one major naval installation that is home to three separate bases and 64 commands – each with its own distinct Navy mission – while working together as a total Navy team in what has become the third largest concentration of Navy commands in the United States.
Today, there are two military bases — Puget Sound Naval Shipyard , a $1.5 billion ship maintenance, modernization and repair facility; and Naval Base Kitsap, a world class home port for the U. S. Navy Fleet.
Puget Sound Naval Shipyard During World War I, the shipyard constructed many new ships including 25 subchasers, two minesweepers, seven
PSNS resides on 179 acres of property bordered on the south by Sinclair Inlet, on the west by Naval Station Bremerton, and on the north and east perimeters by the city of Bremerton. The depth of skill and experience
inherent in the shipyard’s highly trained work force pays dividends to the fleet as they maintain the fleet throughout the world. PSNS is focused on providing quality, timely and cost efficient maintenance, modernization, and technical and logistic support to the Navy. Production workers are busily engaged with ship and submarine inactivation and recycling, maintenance, modernization, and repair activities. Naval Base Kitsap Bremerton Naval Base Kitsap was established in 2004 when the Navy combined several bases to provide full support for the growing home port presence and the regionalization of Naval shore functions.
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Today, NBK is the home port to many Navy ships. In addition, it provides regional administrative and logistic support to other DoD activities in the Puget Sound area. NBK is a full service Navy installation supporting sailors stationed both afloat and ashore. There are six modern bachelor quarters on the base that offer quality accommodations to more than 1,800 sailors. Naval Base Kitsap Bangor Covering more than 7,000 acres, Naval Base Kitsap Bangor, located near Silverdale, is a balance of untouched forestland, award winning operational and administrative facilities, and attractive service and housing areas, bordered by beautiful mountain ranges and the pristine waters of Hood Canal. From World War II through both the Korean and Vietnam conflicts, until January 1973, Bangor served as an ammunition depot responsible for receiving, storing, shipping and disposing of conventional munitions. The Navy announced the selection of Bangor as the home port for the first squadron of Trident Submarines in 1973. On Feb. 1, 1977, Naval Submarine Base Bangor, was officially activated. Sub Base Bangor supports the Trident submarine and its associated systems which are quieter, faster, larger and more powerful than any other submarine in the U.S. Navy. Sub Base Bangor is the home port for eight submarines and also host to more than 60 tenant commands, most of which directly support the Trident submarine and its systems. Naval Undersea Warfare Center DIVISION, Keyport Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division, Keyport, Washington, is one of two divisions established as part of Naval Undersea Warfare Center under Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C. As a major Navy underwater weapons engineering and test activity, Keyport has the assigned mission, organization,
D IS C O V E R KITS A P and resources to support the Fleet in undersea warfare systems and many other high-technology applications. There are approximately 1,480 civilian and 670 contractor employees and 20 active military service members in Keyport’s workforce. Keyport provides a wide array of services supporting the Navy’s undersea warfare systems, countermeasures, and aircraft carrier tactical support systems, and is the Navy’s only maintenance depot for torpedoes and mobile targets. Keyport’s responsibilities are focused in the areas of Test, Training and Evaluation; Fleet Material Readiness, Integrated Mine and Undersea Warfare Systems Support, and Fleet Operational Support. Keyport’s current annual community impact includes more than $114.5 million in government salaries, $77 million in services and $33 million in materials purchased. Naval Hospital Bremerton The Naval Hospital Bremerton campus is located just off of State Route 3 between Naval Station Bremerton and the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, and Naval Submarine Base Bangor. As an integral part of Tricare Northwest Region 11, the hospital’s staff, in partnership with Health Net Federal Services, administers professional care to approximately 56 thousand eligible military families residing within its area of responsibility. The center is adjacent to the original seven-story structure, providing one-stop service and convenience for outpatient visitors. The hospital sits on a 49-acre campus that includes a drive-through satellite pharmacy for prescription refill pickups, a staff gym, Bachelor Enlisted Quarters, an optical shop, engineering buildings and Fleet Hospital Bremerton’s deployable medical systems tent structure training site.
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What happens on Bainbridge Island
ith easy access from the big city of Seattle, Bainbridge Island is a convenient, and beautiful, gateway to the Kitsap Peninsula and all it offers.
Just steps from the ferry takes visitors directly downtown, filled with independent shops, art galleries, cafĂŠs and more. But don't stop there. Beyond the attractive main street, is an island boasting unique and diverse activities and overall beauty. Downtown A simple walk through downtown unveils the unique and easy character of the island, from boutique stores to local wines, standout restaurants and cafĂŠs to independent bookstores. Add a scenic waterfront walk, and it makes for a rather pleasant day. "Winslow Way, the island's original main street, is just steps from Bainbridge Island's historic waterfront and features a unique shopping experience that includes European antiques, clothing boutiques, art galleries, outdoor gear, and even a locally owned independent bookstore," said Andrea Mackin, executive director of the Bainbridge Island Downtown Association. The Winslow Way main street has changed with the times but is still rooted in the past; a pedestrian-friendly thoroughfare that for more than 140 years has served the diverse residents of the Eagle Harbor towns of Madrone, then Winslow, and today, the City of Bainbridge Island. As early as 1870, settlers began establishing a community on the north side of continued
Bainbridge Performing Arts: From stunning stage performances to the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra, BPA is always offering a refined night out. www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org Bainbridge Uncorked: Island wineries bring out their best bottles for the annual wine festival in downtown Winslow. www.bainbridgewineries.com Bluegrass Festival: The festival brings out bluegrass fans and great bands every summer at island parks. Chamber of Commerce Summer Golf Scramble: Held at the picturesque Wing Point Golf Club, this event offers pleasant golfing and the opportunity to wing big money through golf competitions. Chilly Hilly: Held every frigid February, cyclists mark the beginning of the riding season with 33-miles of island hills and slopes. Farmers Market: The islands many farmers bring their hard work to the Town Square Park from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday from April to November. www. bainbridgefarmersmarket.com. First Fridays: Winslow Way opens up to the arts every first Friday of the month. Stores and galleries feature artwork from near and far. Jingle Mingle: Winslow Way sets a nostalgic scene for the holidays. From the towns tree lighting to boutique shops offering one-of-a-kind gifts, a trip to Winslow in winter shouldn't be missed. www.facebook.com/ Jingleminglebainbridge July 4th: There is perhaps no bigger event on the island than the Independence Day celebration. From a street fair to vendors, a town parade and a spectacular fireworks display over Eagle Harbor, Bainbridge Island is the place to be on the nation's birthday. Lynnwood Theatre: The island's own historic art house theater. Built in 1936, this single screen theater is an experience beyond merely catching a flick. Rotary Auction: Every summer this mega rummage sale brings out amazing deals, and intense rummager enthusiasm. Think half garage sale, and half Thunderdome. www.facebook.com/ RotaryAuction
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Eagle Harbor. The area was used for logging, farming and ship-building — all surrounding the Eagle Harbor Congregational Church built in 1896. The building still stands on the corner of Winslow Way and Madison Avenue, bearing the elegant 19th century frontier architecture of its day, and makes a nice backdrop to the patios of a few cafés. Over time, the island's main street added more and more shops, all independent, and that character hasn't changed in our modern world. ISLAND PARKS Many of the island's parks lay
D IS C O V E R KITS A P along its 53 miles of coastline. The most recent addition to the island is the Japanese American Exclusion Memorial, located on the south side of Eagle Harbor near Prichard Park along the beach. When World War II arrived, the island’s Japanese residents were removed and sent to internment camps — a significant blow to the island's farming industries and community. The Bloedel Reserve is the island's most famous park, more accurately, a 150acre public garden. Located on the north end of the island, a stroll through the garden takes visitors on a journey through bird sanctuaries, a Japanese garden, a rhododendron glen, a reflection pool and more all surrounding an impressive French country house that boasts one of the
best views on the island of the Puget Sound. Gazzam Lake provides another spectacular island stroll, with 445 acres of forests and wetlands. Located on the southwestern side of the island, an ample trail system carves through the park offering one of the most beautiful hikes on the peninsula. More park information can be found at www.biparks.org. The tastes of Bainbridge Island The restaurant scene through downtown is certainly an eclectic mix — from Northwest bistros to tasty barbecue — and boasts talent from a variety of unique chefs. Many make use of the islands own farmers for their products, and diners are certain to find something new and intriguing on their menus. "The island's restaurant scene boasts more than two dozen dining options, with several featuring fresh, farm-to-table cuisine," Mackin said. continued
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Beyond the restaurants, Bainbridge also offers a craft distinct to the island. Tasting rooms for local artisan wineries line Winslow Way. However, most wineries also offer a close up look of their craft at their base of operations throughout the island. The island wine scene is rather unique.
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"The Bainbridge experience is a lot different," said Alphonse de Klerk of the award-winning Rolling Bay Winery. "It's a lot quieter of a scene, the experience is in small intimate settings where you can come and relax and enjoy a glass of wine with a view." "And the wines are all exceptional," he added. Island wines are like their counterparts
in the beer-brewing industry — they are crafted. Vintners spend significant time and effort to craft and blend to produce distinct wines, achieving signature tastes only found in their bottles. "It's done with a purpose," de Klerk said. "Each step of the way, we are looking at what we are doing to it. We are handcrafting, and are blending for specific wines."
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Wine is not the only flavor on the island. For palettes with more kick, Bainbridge Island Organic Distillers offers small batches of whiskey, gin, vodka and more. It's all organic, and full of character. More information can be found at www. bainbridgewineries.com and www. bainbridgedistillers.com. Island events Every first Friday of the month brings out
D IS C O V E R KITS A P the highly prevalent arts community for a night to share work and company. Shops and showing rooms along Winslow Way host artwork from near and far. Another weekly attraction is the farmers market, held every Saturday from April through November at the Town Square Park just behind Winslow Way. The island is home to a wealth of farmers, who all bring their specialty selections to the market along with crafts and other
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Perhaps the largest attraction to the island is the annual Chilly Hilly, which draws thousands of cyclists to the island streets for one of the more intense bike rides of the year. Not only is it held in the brisk month of February, it takes riders on the severe gradients of the islands many hills and slopes. Bainbridge Island is many things, and is filled with endless attractions. But the only way to truly know why so many call the island home, one simply has to come here.
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Keyport: A quaint town with historic roots Known best for its Naval Undersea Museum and its military bearing, Keyport is a unique community with an at-ease maritime flavor. The small town of 544 residents, according to the 2010 census, is perched on a head where Liberty Bay and Port Orchard Bay meet, across from Lemolo, Suquamish and Bainbridge Island, with views of sailboats and kayaks and marine life. Sense of community and military pride run deep here. Keyport is home to Naval Base Kitsap — Keyport, which was established as the Pacific Coast Torpedo Station; it became the U.S. Naval Torpedo Station in 1930. The base is now an undersea warfare engineering station. The Naval Undersea Warfare Center, provides fleet-readiness support for fleet training systems, land attack systems, mines, submarines, surface ships and torpedoes. In 1994, Vice President Al Gore presented Naval Undersea Warfare Center Keyport with a National Quality Improvement Prototype Award for demonstrating Outstanding Achievement in Quality Improvement. Later in the decade, NUWC Keyport garnered several Hammer Awards for innovation and cost-saving initiatives. In 2000, NUWC Keyport received the Washington Governor’s Award for Leadership. The Naval Undersea Museum is one of 14 official U.S. Navy museums. Its mission is to collect, preserve and interpret Naval undersea history, science and operations “for the benefit of the U.S. Navy and the people of the United States.” The museum is open every day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.;
admission and parking are free. Visitors can view a simulation of the control room of the nuclear fastattack submarine Greenling (SSN 614), including equipment such as periscopes, ship control panel, and ballast control panel. Significant artifacts on display include major U.S. torpedoes, a Confederate mine from the Civil War, and torpedo tubes from the ballistic missile submarine USS Tecumseh (SSBN 628). The exhibits offer numerous audio, video and hands-on activities to enhance the visitor’s enjoyment and understanding. The museum also hosts concerts and ocean-education activities. Keyport celebrates its role as “Torpedo Town USA” each year with a community festival. The entertainment lineup has included the award-winning North Kitsap High School marching band, as well as bluegrass and jazz
bands from the region. The Keyport Community Club hosts a festive, memorable Fourth of July parade every year. During the winter holiday season, the club hosts a Christmas progressive dinner. The community features dining experiences that range from exotic to homestyle. Keyport Mercantile & Sandwich Shoppe sells freshly made sandwiches in a setting that will bring visitors back to the early 1900s, when the store was first established as a grocery. The store, surrounded by the town’s Central Park, offers locally grown produce as well. The Whiskey Creek Steak House was originally Keyport’s first mercantile, established in 1927. It is now a venue for surf and turf, and live Dixieland and jazz. For more information about Keyport, visit www.chamberofcommerce.com/keyport-wa
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Natural beauty and diversity in communities
of wine. Cup of Joy is the newest café and coffee house on the local scene. Load up on supplies here before you hike the Hansville Greenway, a trails network that leads to Buck Park and Hood Canal. For a map, visit www.hansville.org/Greenway/ hansville_greenway.html. Indianola Indianola, nestled amid forest and beaches, is a slice of small-town America. Visitors can get a taste of that life during Indianola Days in August, on whichever weekend coincides with the lowest minus-tide. There’s a sand-castle contest, car show, dance, pet parade, salmon bake and talent show. It’s a good time to enjoy the beach, which is normally open only to members of the Indianola Beach Improvement Club. The Indianola Country Store and Deli is the only store in town. Outside, a community bulletin board keeps residents informed of local goings-on. Inside, visitors can fill up on sandwiches and other deli fare.
orth Kitsap is world-class when it comes to cultural diversity, history, natural beauty and quality of life — from Foulweather Bluff in the north to the mouth of Liberty Bay in the south; from Kingston, the gateway to the Olympic Peninsula, in the east, to Bangor and Hood Canal in the west.
The S’Klallam and Suquamish presence reminds us of the indigenous history of this region. Our parks and trails tell us of the importance residents place on recreation. Our beaches and forests remind us of the natural gifts that draw people here — and of our responsibility to be good stewards of the environment that sustains us.
Point No Point Lighthouse, built in 1878, is a major attraction for residents and visitors, with a long stretch of driftwood beach and a marsh that attracts migratory birds. Beachcombing, dog walking, fishing and kite flying are popular activities at the beach. The lighthouse underwent restoration in 2011-12. The lighthouse keeper’s quarters are the headquarters of the United States Lighthouse Society.
And each community in North Kitsap has its own unique attributes, personality and claim to fame.
Point No Point is as historic as it is beautiful. Known by the area’s First Peoples as Hahdskus, a treaty was signed here on Jan. 26, 1855 by representatives of the United States and Chimakum, S’Klallam and Skokomish leaders, clearing the way for non-Native settlement in this region.
Visitors to the area often stop at the nearby Hansville Store for coffee, ice cream, sandwiches, soda or a great bottle
Indianola’s most striking landmark is a curving, 900-foot-long pier, a vestige of the Mosquito Fleet steamer ferries that connected this town to other Puget Sound communities until the 1950s. Today, it’s a convenient platform for fishing and sweeping views. Views of the distant Seattle skyline, Mount Rainier and the Olympics remind Indianola residents why theirs is a charmed existence. Kingston Kingston has built on its position as a gateway to the Olympic Peninsula. The Port of Kingston’s Sound Runner passenger ferry (www.soundrunnerferry. com) provides regularly scheduled service between Kingston and Seattle’s Pier 50, as well as special-event trips. Washington State Ferries also provides ferry transportation for patrons through the Kingston Ferry Terminal. Downtown Kingston is artsy and eclectic, with book stores, galleries, restaurants and a theater. The Firehouse Theater is one of the few independently owned theaters in Kitsap County. Mike Wallace Memorial Park at the Port of Kingston Marina is the site of Kingston’s
biggest community celebration — the Fourth of July concerts and fireworks. Live music is performed in the park’s pavilion. Kingston Farmers Market takes place here weekly April through October. North Beach is a popular place to walk dogs. Village Green Community Park on West Kingston Road has a large lawn and a play structure for children. Arness Park on South Kingston Road has views of Apple Tree Cove and the ferries. Port Gamble
D IS C O V E R KITS A P golfers call one of the most challenging and fun courses they’ve played. Suquamish also maintains cultural and historical sites that tell of the area’s indigenous history. The House of Awakened Culture, overlooking Agate Pass in Suquamish Village, is a gathering hall with architecture reminiscent of Old Man House, believed to have been the largest longhouse in what is now Washington state.
Port Gamble (www.portgamble.com) is in its third iteration as a seaside community. Historically, this was a S’Klallam village. In 1853, San Francisco lumbermen Andrew Pope and William Talbot opened a mill here to meet lumber needs in growing west coast communities; the mill operated until 1995. Around the mill emerged a vibrant company town, with homes that resembled Pope and Talbot’s hometown of East Machias, Maine. Their workforce included men from East Machias, as well as S’Klallam men whose families relocated across the bay to Point Julia after the mill opened.
Old Man House was the home of Si’ahl, or Seattle, and Kitsap, two Suquamish leaders of the mid-1800s who signed the Treaty of Point Elliott in 1855.
Today, the restored 1800s New England village on Hood Canal is a popular visitor destination. Hood Canal Pavilion, on the site of the old Hotel Puget, and St. Paul’s Church are popular wedding venues. The General Store houses a restaurant, the Port Gamble Historical Museum, and a display of what is believed to be the largest private collection of sea shells in the world.
The new Suquamish Museum, 15838 Sandy Hook Road, opens at a new location in August, on the corner of Suquamish Way and Division Street. On exhibit at the current museum is the collection of Suquamish basket collector and clam basket maker Martha George; historic and contemporary Coast Salish weaving; and other artifacts, oral history, photography, and audio/visual productions. The new museum will have expanded exhibits as well as presentation space outside.
Visitors can stroll streets of green lawns, white picket fences and 1800s homes, many of them now serving as antique stores, boutiques and shops. Events are held here year-round; check the website for a calendar. This is also a good place from which to watch Northwest Coast Native canoes arrive at the S’Klallam reservation across the bay during the annual Canoe Journey in July. Suquamish The Suquamish Tribe is a major economic force in Kitsap County. Its businesses include Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort, next to the Agate Pass bridge; and White Horse Golf Course, which many
Chief Seattle’s grave site is nearby and is a historic site. The Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort Hotel features older and contemporary art. Two traditional welcome figures stand at the entrance of the hotel. Hanging above the lobby is a canoe and depiction of a reef-net fishing scene created by noted Suquamish artist Ed Carriere. Outside, overlooking the pass, is a large story pole.
The Suquamish Farmers Market — Wednesdays, 3-7 p.m., April through October — is located on Suquamish Way, across from Village Shell gas station. Vendors include local artisans, farms, and Native and non-Native artists. This year, the Suquamish Tribe will host visitors for the Canoe Journey July 21-22. The canoes will stop here on their way to the final destination, the territory of the Squaxin Island Tribe. Each stop on the journey includes traditional foods, dances, songs, and gifting.
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Cruz Port Gamble: Thursdays, May through September. The event gets under way at 5 p.m. at Forest Ridge, behind Historic Grounds Espresso. Relax and enjoy cool cars, friendly people and good food. Classic cars and hot rods welcome. www.portgamble.com (360) 598-3365 Viking Fest: May 18-20, Poulsbo The 42nd annual festival, originally created to honor Norway’s Constitution Day, Viking Fest is an annual tradition celebrating the city’s heritage. Count on Vikings cavorting down Front Street, an authentic Viking Village and entertainment at the Kvelstad Pavilion and Sons of Norway. Food booths and crafts will be at Waterfront Park and Anderson Parkway. www.vikingfest.org June Faire: June 1-3, Port Gamble. NW Adventure Sports Festival: June 9-10, Port Gamble. Medieval Faire: June 4-5, Port Gamble Step back in time in Port Gamble, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, and watch jesting, jousting and merrymaking. Sponsored by the Society for Creative Anachronisms. www.kitsapmedievalfaire.org Midsummer Fest: June 23, Poulsbo Join in a Scandinavian tradition of celebrating the Summer Solstice from 4-6 p.m. at Poulsbo’s Waterfront Park. Event features folk dancing, games, decorating and raising the midsummer pole, the fish toss, food and more. At 8 p.m., the Viking Parade, lighting of the bonfire and Midsummer proclamation by Sons of Norway Vikings takes place. (360) 779-5209 Fireworks on the Fjord: July 3, Poulsbo Celebrating Independence Day a day early has been a Poulsbo tradition that keeps getting better every year. The evening concludes with a spectacular fireworks display on Liberty Bay. continued
Kingston Fourth of July: July 4 An old-fashioned community Independence Day parade in downtown Kingston takes place in addition to Tiny Town in Kola Kole Park where kids can enjoy games, rides, great food and live entertainment. The popular Kingston fireworks show blasts off over Appletree Cove at dusk. (360) 297-3813 www.kingstonchamber.com Port Gamble Muddy Paw Dog Agility : July 16-18 Muddy Paws Agility Club of Kitsap hosts this agility contest for dogs of all breeds and mixed breeds and is sanctioned by the North American Dog Agility Council, takes place 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day in Port Gamble. www.portgamble.com North Kitsap Relay for Life : First weekend in July North Kitsap High School Teams of eight to 15 walkers from businesses, churches, schools, organizations, families and neighborhoods
D IS C O V E R KITS A P join with cancer survivors (the honored guests) and their families for the 24-hour relay. (800) 729-3880 northkitsaprelay.org/ Kitsap Arts & Crafts Festival: July 30 to Aug. 1, Kington A juried and judged art show with 120 booths representing artisans from all over the Northwest takes place at Kola Kole Park in Kingston. More than 100 craft booths with artists in action will also be set up plus other entertainment. (360) 297-2490 www.kitsapartsandcrafts.com/ Poulsbo Arts Festival: Third weekend in August This annual event takes place 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Poulsbo’s Waterfront Park, sponsored by the Cultural Arts Foundation Northwest. Features a juried arts and crafts show, live music, food, children’s activities and more. (360) 697-1397 www.cafnw.org Chief Seattle Days: Third weekend in
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August, Suquamish This festival hosted by the Suquamish Tribe celebrates Chief Seattle and features a salmon bake, art, canoe races, Pow-Wow and traditional dancing, and a dance for teens. (360) 598-3311 www.suquamish.nsn.us Hansville Rummage Sale: Aug. 11-12 The biggest and best rummage sale of them all takes place each year at the Greater Hansville Community Center at Buck Lake Park. (360) 638-0420 www.hansville.org Indianola Days: Mid-August Where the East meets the West. The opposite sides of Indianola Dock, that is. The community gets together for this fun-filled, event-packed weekend with talent shows, pet parades, eggrolling competitions and a sand structure competition. Touch a Truck : August, Poulsbo A family fun-filled event in Poulsbo Village. Kids get to explore a variety of vehicles – fire trucks, police cars, tow and dump trucks, cement mixers and many more. (360) 779-6447 S’Klallam Days: September, Port Gamble Days of games and fun as the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe’s annual festival take over the tribal center. (360) 297-2646 www.pgst.nsn.us Poulsbo Americana Music Fest : Sept. 11 This free event features three bands and children’s games from 2-7 p.m. at Raab Park. Sponsored by the Greater Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce. www.poulsbomusicfestival.com Classic Yacht Rendezvous: Sept. 24-26 The Port of Poulsbo guest dock is the ideal setting for this gathering of more than 30 beautiful classic yachts hosted by the Classic Yacht Association. (360) 297-3281, firstname.lastname@example.org www.classicyacht.org Old Mill Days: September Port Gamble will be alive with carnival rides, fire works, more food than a person can eat, weekend vendors, live music and logging demonstrations.
www.oldmilldays.com (360) 297-8074 Kingston Heritage Day: September This annual celebration of Kingston’s history takes place at the Kingston Community Center and includes a community dance in the evening. www.kingstonchamber.com Lutefisk and Lefse Dinner: Oct. 20 The First Lutheran Church annual Lutefisk and Lefse Dinner from 11:30 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. features more than 2,000 pounds of lutefisk and lefse. (360) 779-2622 www.poulsbo-lutefisk.com Downtown Halloween: October 31 Kids are invited to wear costumes and trick or treat in downtown Poulsbo. www.poulsbochamber.com Art in the Woods: November This event takes place at studios all over North Kitsap featuring artists and their work. Cultural Arts Foundation Northwest sponsors this annual event. www.cafnw.org
D IS C O V E R KITS A P Julefest and Christmas Bazaar: Dec. 1 The bazaar takes place from 10 a.m.4 p.m. at Sons of Norway, 18891 Front Street in Poulsbo. At 4 p.m. in Waterfront Park, Yule Fest gets under way. (360) 779-5209. http://poulsbosonsofnorway.com Kingston Country Christmas: MidDecember This annual event features a holiday bazaar in the Kingston Community Center, a Santa’s breakfast, art walk, music, bonfires at Mike Wallace Park, lighted boat parade, tree lighting and lots of visits with Santa. www.kingstonchamber.com Port Gamble Country Christmas: MidDecember A country Christmas set against the backdrop of historic Port Gamble. Carolers and a horse-drawn carriage complete the event. (360) 297-8074. www.portgamble.com
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Poulsbo Northwest town with Norwegian character
oulsbo has always been an attractive place -- rich in resources on land and in sea.
Suquamish people fished here for millennia, drawn by abundant salmon runs. Norwegian immigrants came beginning in the 1880s, attracted by natural attributes similar to their native country. Giant sailing ships returned to port here, their holds filled with Alaskan cod; fish canning and oyster packing were major industries through the first half of the 20th century. Poulsbo celebrates its cultural and natural heritage, as well as its growing diversity, in many ways. Downtown has a Norwegian theme – Norwegian was the first language in many households during the early 1900s – but look closer. The Norwegian bakery, Sluys, is famous for sure. But there’s also an English-style pub, Mexican and Italian restaurants, cafes featuring South American coffees, art galleries featuring indigenous and other local artists. The annual Viking Fest signals the start
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of summer. Front Street is crowded with people for the parade. There’s a carnival, the Viking Village in Muriel Iverson Williams Waterfront Park, live entertainment and contests.
charity, from a torch-lit canoe on Liberty Bay to a bonfire in Waterfront Park. Her appearance is followed by Santa’s, who traditionally arrives in nearby Anderson Parkway on a fire truck.
In June, the summer solstice is celebrated with a Nordic-style Midsummer Fest. There are contests and live entertainment.
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Poulsbo celebrates Independence Day a day early. The 3rd of July celebration features a day of live entertainment, capped by an evening fireworks spectacular. FESTIVALS AND CELEBRATIONS In August, Front Street is the scene of a street dance; the street is closed to vehicular traffic. In fall, the First Lutheran Church and the Sons of Norway host traditional dinners of lutefisk, lefse, meatballs and potatoes. The Classic Yacht Association holds an annual rendezvous of historic wooden boats at the Port of Poulsbo. Julefest is held each December. Vikings escort the Lucia bride, known for her
Poulsbo is a great walking town, with numerous parks, trails and walking neighborhoods. Take a walking tour through nearby neighborhoods to see the Significant Trees of Poulsbo, designated by the city for their uniqueness and size, and heritage homes dating to the 1890s and early 1900s. You can get a tree guide at City Hall. There are 15 parks in Poulsbo (www. cityofpoulsbo.com/parks/parks_parks_ trails.htm). The largest, Fish Park, has a boardwalk, interpretive signage, nature hiking trails, and wildlife viewing platforms. The headwaters of a fork of Dogfish Creek are located in forested Wilderness Park. A seaside boardwalk continued
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We play a role in our neighborhood because we support other local businesses and understand the importance of reinvesting the money back into our community.
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18928 Front St. • Downtown Poulsbo www.tizleys.com • (360) 394-0080
You need it, We got it!
Kitchen Karousel • Speciality baking items • Hard to find kitchen gadgets • Cedar & Alder roasting planks • Gourmet foods & cookie cutters • Krumkake irons & Lefse grills
Open Daily • Front Street www.kitchenkarousel.com 360-697-4006 • 1-877-449-9590
Home • Garden • Gifts • Fashion
Chantilly by the Bay
360-697-4055 • 18925 Front St. NE • Downtown Poulsbo
The Nordic Maid
Scandinavian Specialties & Fine European Gifts
Scandinavian-themed Art Music • Books • Sweaters Jewelry • Linens• Novelty Shirts & More 360-779-9863 18954-C Front St. • Downtown Poulsbo
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Feel The Velkommen Voted Best Breakfast in North Kitsap! 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011
Sheila’s Port Side Restaurant & Bar 18779 Front St • Downtown Poulsbo on the Waterfront
360-779-2997 • www.sheilasportside.com Live music on the weekends!
European, Scandanavian & Dutch Specialty Foods Refridgerated Foods
Candy & Licorice, Shrine
Serving Poulsbo, Boaters, and the World 18882 Front St • Downtown Poulsbo (360) 779-8430 www.marinamarket.com
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Voted Best Gift Shop 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011
Open 7 Days a Week (360) 779-6265 • 18833 Front Street • Downtown Poulsbo
Fitness • Fashion • Fun!
The Dance Within International Dance Studio
& Oasis Boutique
• Pre-paid punch cards • Drop-in rates available
19043 Front St • Downtown Poulsbo (360) 394-8300 • www.thedancewithin.com
Plus! Voted Best Great Burgers Family Friendly Seafood Fish & Chips Sandwiches 360.779.6609 Salads www.jjsﬁshhouse.com Clam Chowder
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EAT • STAY • PLAY Special Events • Weddings Conferences Memberships OPEN to the Public Est. 1916
Rooms for rent to suit any event
Events • Bingo: 6pm Every Wed. • Kaffe Stua 11am Every Wed. • Pancake Breakfast 9am first Sun. Every month
18891 Front Street, Poulsbo • 360-779-5209 www.poulsbosonsofnorway.com
Best Local Beer Line-up & Fresh Cask Always Family Friendly Check our website for upcoming events
HARE & HOUNDS PUBLIC HOUSE
Corner of Jensen & Front St. • Downtown Poulsbo (360) 440-9583 • www.harenhoundspub.com
Authentic Italian Cuisine Dinner for Two Menu Wednesdays & Sundays
Sogno Sunset Daily Specials in the bar 4:30-6:00 daily
Of North Kitsap
Open Daily • 18830 Front St. • Downtown Poulsbo 360-697-8466 • www.sogno-di-vino.com
Unique items in metal, glass and stone for home, yard, boat or RV. Come see what’s new...
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360-930-0936 •18827 Front Street (At the corner of Front and Young)
Antiques & Collectibles • 25 + Vendors • Jim Shore Disney Collectables
18911 Front St • Downtown Poulsbo • (360) 697-1902 Authentic Italian Cuisine Spanish-inspired Tapas & Paella
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What happens in Poulsbo
Viking Fest: May 18-20 Muriel Iverson Waterfront Park The 42nd annual festival, originally created to honor Norway’s Constitution Day, Viking Fest is an annual tradition celebrating the city’s heritage. Count on Vikings cavorting down Front Street, an authentic Viking Village and entertainment at the Kvelstad Pavilion and Sons of Norway. Food booths and crafts will be at Waterfront Park and Anderson Parkway. www.vikingfest.org Midsummer Fest : June 23 Muriel Iverson Waterfront Park Join in a Scandinavian tradition of celebrating the Summer Solstice from 4-6 p.m. at Poulsbo’s Waterfront Park. Event features folk dancing, games, decorating and raising the midsummer pole, the fish toss, food and more. At 8 p.m., the Viking Parade, lighting of the bonfire and Midsummer proclamation by Sons of Norway Vikings takes place. (360) 779-5209 Fireworks on the Fjord: July 3 Muriel Iverson Waterfront Park Celebrating Independence Day a day early has been a Poulsbo tradition that keeps getting better every year. The evening concludes with a spectacular fireworks display on Liberty Bay. North Kitsap Relay for Life: First weekend in July North Kitsap High School, 1780 NE Hostmark St. Teams of eight to 15 walkers from businesses, churches, schools, organizations, families and neighborhoods join with the cancer survivors (the honored guests) and their families for the 24-hour relay. (800) 729-3880 northkitsaprelay.org/ Poulsbo Arts Festival: Third weekend in
August Muriel Iverson Waterfront Park This annual event takes place 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Poulsbo’s Waterfront Park, sponsored by the Cultural Arts Foundation Northwest. Features a juried arts and crafts show, live music, food, children’s activities and more. (360) 697-1397 www.cafnw.org Touch a Truck: August Poulsbo Village Shopping Center A family fun-filled event in Poulsbo Village. Kids get to explore a variety of vehicles – fire trucks, police cars, tow and dump trucks, cement mixers and many more. (360) 779-6447 Poulsbo Americana Music Fest: Sept. 11 18349 Caldart Ave. NE This free event features three bands and children’s games from 2-7 p.m. at Raab Park. Sponsored by the Greater Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce. www.poulsbomusicfestival.com Classic Yacht Rendezvous: Sept. 24-26 Muriel Iverson Waterfront Park The Port of Poulsbo guest dock is the ideal
setting for this gathering of more than 30 beautiful classic yachts hosted by the Classic Yacht Association. (360) 297-3281, firstname.lastname@example.org www.classicyacht.org Lutefisk and Lefse Dinner: Oct. 20 18891 Front St. The First Lutheran Church annual Lutefisk and Lefse Dinner from 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. features more than 2,000 pounds of lutefisk and lefse. (360) 779-2622 www.poulsbo-lutefisk.com Downtown Halloween: October 31 Kids are invited to wear costumes and trick or treat in downtown Poulsbo. www.poulsbochamber.com Julefest and Christmas Bazaar: Dec. 1 Sons of Norway, 18891 Front St.; Muriel Iverson Waterfront Park The bazaar takes place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Sons of Norway, 18891 Front Street in Poulsbo. At 4 p.m. in Waterfront Park, Yule Fest gets under way. (360) 779-5209. http://poulsbosonsofnorway.com
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POULSBO VILLAGE Dance & Performing Arts Ballet • Pointe • Jazz Modern • Tap Hip-Hop • Lyrical Acting • Voice Wedding Choreography
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19351 8th Ave NE Suite 100 Poulsbo WA, 98370
Voted North Kitsap’s Best Lunch & Vegetarian Restaurant for 2009, 2010 & 2011 An Authentic Taste of Vietnam PHO (Vietnamese Noodle Soup) Spring & EggRolls • Stir Fried Egg or Rice Noodles • Vermicelli Noodle Bowl Rice Platters • Fried Rice • Bubble Tea
360.394.1601 Mon-Sat 10:30am-9pm • Sun 12-8pm (Poulsbo Village) 7th Ave NE
NORTH KITSAP’S SHOPPING CENTER
SPECIALTY SHOPS | RESTAURANTS GROCERY | SERVICES | EASY PARKING!
www.poulsbovillage.com off Hwy 305
Also Located in the Poulsbo Village:
Voted N.K. “Best Athletic Club” 4 Years in a Row
Poulsbo Athletic club Open 7 days a week • M-F 5am-10pm Sat 7:30am-5:30pm • Sun 8am - 2pm
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connects downtown’s Muriel Iverson Williams Waterfront Park and American Legion Park. Looking for a place to let your dog run off-leash? There’s an off-leash dog park at Frank Raab Park. If you like history, visit the Poulsbo Historical Museum in City Hall (City Hall is also worth visiting for its Scandinavian architectural elements). The Martinson Cabin, across the street from Fish Park, contains artifacts, early furnishings and interpretive materials so you can get a feel for the life of early settlers. The Marine Science Center downtown has an aquarium, touch tank, activities and displays so children can learn about the local marine environment (the resident octopus is a popular feature). Poulsbo is also a great place to shop, with four districts within the city limits: Downtown, Poulsbo Village on Highway 305, College Marketplace at the end of 305 near the Highway 3 entrance, and Viking Avenue.
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Hours: 10am-10pm Mon-Thurs and 10am-midnight Fri-Sat
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POULSBO VILLAGE NORTH KITSAP’S SHOPPING CENTER
SPECIALTY SHOPS | RESTAURANTS | GROCERY | SERVICES | LOTS OF PARKING! Albertson’s Allen’s Cleaners A New Beginning Bebe Nails Burger King Greater Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce Chung’s Teriyaki Classic Hair Design Coast Do It Best Hardware Cobbler Shoppe Curves for Women Cut it Again Sam
Dahlquist’s Fine Jewelry Defensive Driving School Dollar Tree Domino’s Pizza Edward Jones Investments El Huarache Gallery of Hair Design Golden Lion Restaurant Harrison’s ComfortFootwear Liberty Tax Service McBride’s Hallmark North Kitsap Herald
Olympic Wine Shop Papa Murphy’s Pizza Peninsula Outfitters Pho T&N Restaurant Poulsbo Animal Clinic Poulsbo Village Chiropractic Rite Aid Sport Haus Sprint Store Starbucks Coffee Superior Pet Foods Sound Publishing
Sound Classified Sunrise Dental Taprock Restaurant The Galletta School of Dance The New You The UPS Store The Wild Bird Third Dimension Salon Toys Etc. Village Laundromat
Off Hwy 305 • Poulsbo • www.poulsbovillage.com
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Apple Tree Cove Animal Hospita Hospital
11254 NE East 2nd • Kingston (360) 297-2898 • www.kingstonvet.com
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A Non-Profit Organization, offering Pet Adoptions and Low Cost Spay/Neuter
Find your forever friend at Kitsap Humane Society. We are committed to providing positive life-changing solutions to people and companion animals.
Alder Creek Pet Lodge, INC Finest modern all breed dog kennel, cattery and grooming facilities
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Adopt 2 Adult Companion Cats For $30 Must present coupon at time of adoption. Cannot be combined with any other promotion/offer.
Visit us at 9167 Dickey Rd NW, Silverdale, WA 98383 For more information or to view available pets for adoption, visit www.kitsap-humane.org
We Welcome The Opportunity To Serve You! • We offer “Pet Portal”Access your pet’s records, schedule appointments, etc. • Spay and Neuter • Dentistry • Emergency and Critical Care • Orthopedic Surgery • Puppy Training • Acupuncture
By Appointment Only
Mon • Wed • Fri 9:00 - 6:00 Tues & Thurs 9:00 - 8:00 Sat 9 - 4
Michael Van Horn DVM
Providing Professional Pet Sitting Services on Bainbridge Island • Mid-day dog walks • Kitty playtime • Vacation visits • Extended park visits • Administer medication • Fresh food/water • Water plants
SPECIALIZED PET CARE, INC.
Keena Van Horn DVM David H. Reed DVM
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1601 Woods Rd SE, Port Orchard
Self Serve Pet Wash & Pet Supplies www.cookiespetcornerandwash.com
Mon-Fri 10-7 • Sat 10-6 • Sun 12-5 1010 Bethel Ave • Port Orchard (360) 519-3100 (Across from Hi-Joy Bowl)
Kitsap’s Pet Specialists Breeders, walkers, veterinarians, special parks, groups, adoption & rescue, exotic pets and services in Kitsap.
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Peninsula Pet Lodge is not your ordinary pet lodging facility, we are the place for people whose pets are like family members. We treat your dog or cat like a member of our family. With individual beds, private quarters, and daycare services your pet will feel right at home. We offer overnight lodging with optional luxury suites, salon grooming, and even a doggie day care to keep your dog entertained while you are at work or on vacation. Our cat lodging is second to none as each cat gets their own condo and during the day they roam in the cattery.
www.peninsulapetlodges.com Gig Harbor (253) 851-3930 2319 Pt. Fosdick Dr. NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98335 Olalla (253) 857-5990 5493 SE Burley-Olalla Rd., Olalla, WA 98359
Over the Rainbow Bridge Pet Crematorium
at our Olalla location Over the Rainbow Bridge Pet Crematorium (253) 857-4220
Sue Ellen & Ka’I Daniels
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Your Full Service Veterinary Clinic
Jim Little, D.V.M. • Janet Beagley, D.V.M. • Irene Choi, D.V.M.
“Caring For Your Pets Like Family”
27099 Miller Bay Rd NE, Ste C • Kingston (360)881-0099 • www.tendertouchvets.com
CATS • DOGS • BIRDS REPTILES • RODENTS and OTHER EXOTICS (Exotic Vet for Petco)
State of the art dental, digital X-rays and surgery suite.
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Pet Salon & Self Service
• Self Service Pet Wash • Full Service Grooming by Appointment • Open Tues - Sat, 9am-6pm • Solid Gold Products 1740 NE Riddell Rd Suite 307 (In the Riddell Square)
Scott Ford D.V.M. DABVP (Avian Specialist) *Consultations available by appointment
Examinations • Vaccinations • Surgery • Dentistry • Micro Chipping • Digital Radiology • Spays/Neuters • Health Certificates • Challenging Exotic Surgeries, Internal Medicine & Skin Cases EMERGENCY CARE - 24 hour monitored patient care in a safe environment
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Messenger House Care Center
encouraged to share, develop and implement your ideas; appreciated for your contributions; valued for the care and difference you make in the lives of people every day – all in an atmosphere of camaraderie? Messenger House Care Center has created opportunities for people seeking a fresh approach to caring for people in a health care setting. Call or stop by today to see how you can be part of something great.
Messenger House Care Center 10861 NE Manitou Park Blvd. Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
206-842-2654 Equal Opportunity Employer
More than a job. A future. Knight Transportation is a strong, dynamic and growing corporation that offers many opportunities for ambitious people who want to begin a new career. We are a national company with 29 regional Service Centers across the country, with plans to add more every year. As we grow our business, our associates expand their skills and develop both personally and professionally. It’s a fun and rewarding industry, and we are a leader in it.
If you can meet the challenge, we invite you to come along.
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Order Generators Kitsap, Thurston, Pierce, King, Snohomish, Skagit and Spokane County • Set appointments for various Home Improvement Vendors • Services include: Windows, Siding, Tree Care, Landscaping, Roofing, Gutters, Home Energy Conservation etc. • Work flexible hours • Permanent full-time positions available • Medical, travel and cell phone allowance • Performance based pay structure • Earning Potential 60-100k /year. • Advancement Opportunities Available
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We seek only the best, most dedicated, customer focused care providers to complete the Extendicare team. It is these shining stars that help people live better, one life at a time. Our 185 centers in the United States provide care to over 30,000 residents each year. Families and residents alike can rest assured knowing that the Extendicare team will incorporate diginity into all they do. If you want to be part of our shining stars, or if you or a loved one needs short or long term care, visit our website for complete details:
Crestwood Sequim Health Port Townsend Convalescent, Port Angeles
Aldercrest Health & Rehab, Edmonds
Island Health & Rehabilitation
Forest Ridge Bremerton Health & Rehab Fir Lane Health & Rehab, Shelton
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Suquamish Tribe The Port Madison Indian Reservation is located on the Kitsap Peninsula waterfront across the Puget Sound from Seattle. The reservation is home to the Suquamish people, a fishing tribe whose leader was Chief Seattle, after whom the city tooks it’s name. For our current positions check our Job Line at:
Email firstname.lastname@example.org Fax 360-598-2504 We are an Equal Employment Opportunity/ Indian Preference Employer
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Serving The Community For Over 30 Years Life Care Center of Port Orchard is the leading rehabilitation and long term care provider in Kitsap County. We are committed to providing excellent care for our Residents while maintaining a clean and beautiful family atmosphere. Life Care Center of Port Orchard has many career opportunities to include nursing and several other departments. If you share a heartfelt approach to providing superior care to our community and are committed to excellence, stop in for a visit and meet our dynamic team!
Physical location: 2031 Pottery Avenue, Port Orchard WA 98366
Phone: 360-876-8035 • Fax: 360-895-0975
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Premier Transportation is dedicated to treating every driver with care, respect and dignity. We continue to expand driver opportunities focusing on matching your needs as a professional driver with a lifestyle benefiting you and your family.
At Premier We Offer: • $500 Sign on bonus after 90 days of service (**for contractors or owner operators) • $500 Referral bonus after 90 days of service • $1000 Longevity bonus after one year of service (**for company drivers only) • $100 Incentive to drivers that receive a clean dot inspection • Driver of the year awards
• Driver of the month awards • License plate purchase program for contractors • Lease purchase plan to company drivers after 1 full year of service • Rider program • Company paid benefits to employees
A dedicated company looking for dedicated drivers. Get a lucrative career with enjoyment of home time. Visit our website to complete application and review our driver requirements.
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perfect example of transportation co-dependency exists between the Washington State Ferry system and Kitsap County. Without each other, both entities would suffer greatly. The relationship is most critical for the Puget Sound region’s economic existence since commuters, ferry employees and a wide variety of businesses depend on it for their livelihood. Numbers alone tell the story: More than half of the 22.5 million total ferry riders in 2010 traveled between the Seattle metropolitan area and Kitsap County’s ferry terminals located at Bainbridge Island, Kingston and Bremerton.
Those three routes – Seattle’s Colman Dock to Bainbridge and Bremerton, and Edmonds to Kingston – totaled 12,566,681 riders that year. In addition, WSF operates a popular commuter route from Southworth in South Kitsap to Fauntleroy in West Seattle by way of Vashon Island. Of the 19 Puget Sound communities with WSF terminals, the Bainbridge and Kingston routes ranked first and second, respectively, totaling more than 10 million riders last year. The majority of the riders are commuters, most of whom live quiet lives in the pleasant environs of rural Kitsap County and then travel daily to where jobs are in the Seattle metropolitan area. But if commuters – whether they gain ferry access by foot, bicycle or vehicle – are the meat and potatoes of the WSF system, the gravy is represented by visitors who use the boats to travel westbound to the Kitsap and Olympic peninsulas and beyond. To ensure that users are well informed whether they are commuting or just visiting the Puget Sound, the ferry system has created an informative website (www. wsdot.wa.gov/ferries/), keeping people up to date in real time on what’s happening at each of its runs and terminals. It’s “visitor’s center” is especially useful and links to others such as the Kitsap Peninsula website (www.visitkitsap.com/), which offers detailed information for each of the peninsula’s communities.
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rive down a highway or side road in Kitsap County, and, watching carefully, you may notice a plethora of access roads. Each of these roads, typically blocked by an orange gate, will seldom be without a car in front of it. These roads are more than for county employees, they are access to a getaway for anyone looking for a walk, run, bike or horse ride and even hiking.
There are countless access roads to explore. In the Pope Resources land near Port Gamble, for example, multiple orange gates signal the start of miles of explorable roads and trails.
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equestrian trail. (www.bainbridgeisland. com/things-to-do/trails, for more information) Clear Creek Bike and Pedestrian Trail – This trail, completed in 2005, features a 1.4 mile, 10-foot-wide paved path along a portion of Clear Creek. The paved path connects to the Clear Creek Trail, which offers almost five miles of dirt trails through Silverdale. In all, the trails stretch from Silverdale Way to Trigger Avenue. It includes 16 marked points of interest as it follows Clear Creek into Dyes Inlet. The paved path can be accessed at the Silverdale Rotary Gateway Park.
The park is an example of the more maintained recreation areas in Kitsap. According to Kitsap County Parks and Recreation, there are eight main areas to explore:
Guillemot Cove Nature Reserve — The 184 acre nature reserve includes eight trails of various length. The main access trail, which is approximately one mile long includes a big leaf maple tree forest and takes hikers over Old Sawmill Plateau. Seven other trails branch off from the main trail, none more than half-a-mile. The reserve offers beach access. The main trail can be accessed from Stavis Bay Road, off the SeabeckHolly Road and Seabeck Highway.
Anderson Landing — A loop outside Silverdale featuring approximately 68 acres of hiking trails and three scenic viewing areas. There is a trail head on NW Anderson Hill Road and Warren Road NW.
Hansville Greenway — The 265 acres of
Just a few miles southeast of the Pope land, a network of trails has become a hotspot for outdoor enthusiasts looking to hike a few miles, or just to take the dog for a stroll. The North Kitsap Heritage Park features more than four miles of trails, which takes explorers through the park and into OPG option property and along the White Horse public trail.
Banner Forest Heritage Park — Walking and equestrian trails near Port Orchard include 635 acres of explorable terrain. The park features three marked ponds and marshes and dozens of looping trails. To get there, take Sedgwick Road to Banner Road and go south on Banner Road to the intersection of Banner and Overra Road. Battle Point Park — Bainbridge Island is host to 14 main trail systems. Of the most popular, Battle Point Park trails offer about 3.5 miles of trails that allows bikes. The Park is surrounded by about 1.5 miles of
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Illahee Preserve — Walking trails inside 380 acres make this Bremerton recreation opportunity a must. The preserve features nine looping trails, which runs along wetland, and near the Rolling Hills Golf Course. Newberry Hill Heritage Park — The approximately 1,200 acres of public land was created in 2009. Kiosks, maps and trail markers help guide those new to the area. Work continues on the park, with new developments planned for 2012 and beyond. The trail network passes Klahowya Secondary School and passes multiple open water wetlands, streams and ponds. Two main gates provide access, the Holly Gate located off the Seaback Highway and the Blue Gate, off Newberry Hill Road. North Kitsap Heritage Park — More than four miles of trail that passes through 443 acres of land. A total of seven trails offer access to forest that backs up to the White Horse Golf Club, through OPG option property and links Indianola and Kingston. Trails are marked with colors matching a map available on the county website. Trail heads can be found on Miller Bay Road, Norman Road and Indianola Road. For bike routes, visit www. kitsapgov.com/PW/bikeplan.htm for a summary of routes through the county.
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he West Sound had long been a destination for golfers throughout the Northwest. And last summer, it was a global attraction as the Gold Mountain Golf Complex hosted the 2011 U.S. Junior Amateur in July. It was the second national championship held on the City of Bremerton-owned complex’s Olympic Course, which hosted the U.S. Amateur Public Links championship in 2006. “It’s really the biggest event we’ve ever had,” Gold Mountain director of golf Scott Alexander said. “This really is the preeminent junior tournament in the world.” He credits the United States Golf Association’s decision to return to the Kitsap Peninsula to the community. In addition to Gold Mountain’s prestige — Golf Week Magazine rated it as the best public course in the state from 2005-06 — he said USGA officials were impressed that 400 volunteers helped support the ’06 tournament.
“It’s very seldom they will go to the same site twice,” Alexander said. “It’s a big pat on the back for our whole community pulling together.”
slated for June 27.
One aspect that differentiates Gold Mountain from many places is that it offers two separate courses. Both the Cascade and Olympic courses are 18 holes.
Senior citizens pay $35 on Monday through Friday, while students who are 23 years old and younger and active-duty military pay $29. Twilight rates — every day at 2 p.m. — also are $29.
And there are also annual passes, including some that allow the golfer to choose whichever course they want to golf on a particular day. Port Orchard’s McCormick Woods Golf Course, which opened in 1987, celebrates its 25th season in operation this year. Owner and general manager Shawn Cucciardi’s 18-hole course has nearby housing developments, but it is one of the area’s most decorated after being honored at the state level and nationally by Golf Digest several times. McCormick Woods continues to host a number of tournaments during the summer, including the 18th-annual Detlef Schrempf Celebrity Golf Classic, which is
Rates are $39 on Monday through Thursday and increase by $10 on Friday through Sunday.
All rates are active until May 27 and change throughout the year. Cucciardi’s course also features lessons for junior golfers that run from April through September. Its restaurant, The Clubhouse at McCormick Woods, was named as the best golf course restaurant in 2003 by Golf Northwest Magazine. When the weather has been cooperating, Cucciardi said business has been steady. “The days where the weather has cooperated, we’ve been very busy,” he said. “It seems like we’re finally turning out of that recession.”
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Rolling Hills Golf Course
But both McCormick Woods and another Port Orchard golf course, Trophy Lake & Casting, and Gold Mountain have maintained the Kitsap Golf Group partnership. While not a part of the Kitsap Golf Group, there is a local golf package geared for the golf enthusiast: play one round at each course during three days, which includes hotel reservations for two nights at the Silverdale Beach Hotel for $349. “It just shows this is a very viable golf destination,” said Cucciardi, adding that it is a popular deal with tourists from British Columbia.
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Trophy Lake Golf & Casting has been ranked among “America’s Best Courses You Can Play” by Golf Week and was also voted “Best Public Golf Course” by Seattle Magazine Reader’s Choice 2009. The course offers a true resort feel as rows of pine trees line the fairways instead of housing communities and the clubhouse is reminiscent of an old fishing lodge. To complete the experience, trout are
stocked seasonally on two lakes which are embedded within the golf course with fly fishing rods available for rental. The course was designed by awardwinning architect John Fought in 1999 and offers five sets of tees to accommodate players of all levels. The practice facility offers 40,000 square feet of natural turf, a chipping area and sand bunker for practice or warm up before your round. “We try and create an experience when guests visit Trophy Lake Golf & Casting. It’s truly exciting to hear a guest get their first birdie on the golf course and catch their first trout after their round,” says Lance Fong , General Manager. Tedd Hudanich, who has been the head golf professional at Bremerton’s Rolling Hills Golf Course for most of its existence, preaches value when marketing the 18-hole course. Unlike many courses, Rolling Hills’ rates do not change throughout the year except for a decrease during the winter.
D IS C O V E R KITS A P Nine holes runs $18 and 18 is $28 during weekdays. For active military, people 17 years old and younger and those at least 62 years old, the rate for 18 holes is $20. That also is the standard price after 2 p.m. Unlike some area golf courses, Hudanich said he does not have to contend as much with increasing gas prices. “We have a very considerable population in a seven-mile radius,” he said. “We have potentially a shorter distance to drive and a less expensive price to pay. That could play into our hands as positives.” White Horse Golf Course, featuring stunning views of the mountains, was rated as one of America’s Best New Courses in 2007 by Golf Digest. After falling into foreclosure, White Horse reopened in late 2009 under ownership of the Suquamish Tribe. Director of golf Bruce Christy said they have been busy making upgrades to the course. “We decided not to raise rates,” Christy said. “We thought it would be more
prudent to improve the product and keep the rates the same.” He said one frequent complaint was that White Horse was too difficult. Christy said John Harbottle III, who designed Palouse Ridge in Pullman and the Olympic Course at Gold Mountain, was hired to lead the renovation, which included the removal of several bunkers and trees. “Outside of driving your ego, it doesn’t do anything to ring the register,” Christy said. “We want return players. That was kind of the onus of us pursuing the softening of the golf course. The bunkers and trees we took out didn’t impact the high-level golfers. It’s the average golfer that gets penalized by conditions that severe.” He said that does not mean the course’s conditions will adjust from difficult to easy. “It’s still going to be a tough golf course,” he said.
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Unchained Biking in Kitsap
ick of logjams on the Burke Gilman? Tired of dodging the same rats on the Duwamish Trail?
Whether your heart wants to navigate the woods on single track, or you are kept awake at night thinking of skating up and down the pavement on skinny slicks, Kitsap County may be the answer for your cycling prayers. In addition to road riding for the whole day or just an afternoon off road, Kitsap County offers riders from anywhere excellent training routes that will keep you sharp and interested, filled with challenging climbs, thrilling descents and spectacular vistas. There is plenty of room and road for riders to plan out centuries and half-centuries without having to ride the same route home. For every level and interest, Kitsap is a bicycle rider’s paradise. For mountain bikers, every part of the county offers up earth for knobby tires, but perhaps the most notable is the trails of those on forest land north of Poulsbo, known to locals as Stottlemeyer and Port Gamble, but technically the land is owned by Pope Resources. Stretching for miles, it is recommended to either go with somebody who knows, or pack a lunch and a compass and prepare to
Also notable elsewhere in Kitsap are the trails at Green Mountain and Banner Forest.
Fixie and single-speed riders must have legs of steel springs, or they will shortly.
Often overlooked, however, are the road rides Kitsap offers. And for those who have conquered the hills of their neighborhoods “across the water,” Kitsap is an untapped cycling paradise. One of the unique features of bicycling in Kitsap is the Washington State Ferries, linking two docks in Seattle — downtown and Fauntleroy — to three docks in Kitsap— Bainbridge Island, Bremerton and Southworth. Additionally, the Edmonds ferry off loads in Kingston, approximately five miles from the Hood Canal Bridge. With a map and a ferry schedule, a cyclist of any interest or ability can plot a fun and visually stunning course. Additionally there is Kitsap Transit’s foot ferry across Sinclair Inlet, linking the downtowns of Port Orchard and Bremerton. One of the most interesting routes starts in West Seattle, skirts Yukon Harbor to Port Orchard. Hop aboard the foot ferry and you are in downtown Bremerton, just feet from the ferry back to downtown Seattle. In addition to the ferries, another unique aspect of cycling in Kitsap County are the
Although the beginner or commuter can find relatively breezy routes, tackling the hills of Kitsap County as part of a training regimen will put a person at the head of weekend rides and tours. In fact, the annual Chilly Hilly takes place on Bainbridge Island in February and lives up to its name. The West Sound Cycle Club, Kitsap’s advocate for cyclists, is working with Kitsap County to publish a comprehensive bicycle map, laying out the safest and easiest routes for getting around by pedal power. And although Kitsap County paves road shoulders whenever it gets the chance, leading to a fair number of wide routes spanning miles, some roads are less developed and require more concentration and caution. Because much of the county is rural in nature, street lights, wide shoulders and sidewalks are scarce in some places. Helmets are required, and one should use reflectors and lights at night. And as always, wear bright colors, obey the rules of the road, use hand signals and ride defensively.
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everal communities make up Central Kitsap and offer a variety of activities for the entire family, whether it is strolling in scenic parks or fulfilling a fix of some retail therapy. The question is, where to begin? Silverdale is in the heart of Central Kitsap and although not a city — it’s unincorporated — it has an abundance of things to do. Old Town Silverdale, which was established in 1889, now includes bakeries, specialty and gift stores, salons, small eateries, art galleries, and of course, Silverdale Waterfront Park. The park has ample parking spaces and a boat launch for those who want to test out the waters of Dyes Inlet. There is a play area for the kids and the park makes for a great place for picnics on a sunny day. For shopping, hit up Kitsap Mall at 10315 Silverdale Way NW. With more than 100 stores and food joints, there’s something for everyone.
Central Kitsap Come eat, play, hike, shop — and more
Next to the food court there is a children’s play area and there are always seasonal events happening. During the holiday season, there is the indoor snowfall and in spring the Easter bunny comes to visit. As far as satisfying the taste buds, there are options for all eaters. Silverdale boasts Silver City Restaurant and Brewery, located at 2799 NW Myhre Road, that brews and serves up different beers from scotch ales to a Bavarian Hefeweizen and has a complete dinner menu including sandwiches and pizzas. Hale’s Alehouse, located in Kitsap Mall, is also a good place to gather with friends to drink, eat and be merry. Other eateries in Silverdale include Red Robin for gourmet burgers and many fast food regulars, as well as Japanese, Thai and Mexican restaurants. After shopping and eating to the heart’s content, there is still much to see and do in Silverdale. Clear Creek Trail is a good place to begin. The trail extends a little more than five
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miles through Silverdale and is an asset to the community because it has been created by the community. Many kids and volunteer groups have helped with building the trail and maintaining it, said Tex Lewis, a member of the Clear Creek Task Force.
And not only has the trail been a community effort, it provides visitors with a little bit of everything. At the northern end of the trail, there is the Silverdale Dog Park for furry friends to run around. Near the dog park there is also a skate park for those who are ambitious enough to try some new tricks and flips. While walking along the trail, one may even happen upon a beaver or otter in the creek. For the bird watchers, be prepared to spot and identify an array of birds. And don’t worry, for those who cannot classify the winged creatures from a quick glance, there are signs throughout the trail that provide information on some of the species. In addition, Clear Creek Trail is the place to get away from the hustle and bustle of everything else. “It’s a wonderful way for people to explore nature in an urban setting,” Lewis said. The Central Kitsap Community Campus is underway to be located west of the mall. It will one day feature green spaces, but now is home to the Haselwood Family YMCA and other facets for a growing population. The 85,000-square-foot YMCA includes a pool, gymnasium, aerobic areas and youth center among other services opened last summer. The Y provides a place for residents and visitors to do a lot more than just get some cardiovascular exercise. “We want people to go beyond meeting their fitness goals,” said Geoff Ball, executive director of the Haselwood Family YMCA, adding that the facility will be a place where friends can meet and for groups to gather. When the time comes to explore beyond Silverdale, Brownsville is nearby to the east.
Although primarily a residential area, Brownsville is nestled along the Burke Bay and makes for a nice visit. The Port of Brownsville Marina offers the amenities of a large marina, but without the crowds. There is ample moorage, restrooms, showers and a laundromat. The fuel dock has gasoline, diesel, lubricants and propane. There is also a sanitary pump-out station available for free. The Brownsville Marine and Deli serves food, beer and good company. The nearby Brownsville Yacht Club was established in 1971. Aside from the ongoing attractions that Brownsville offers, once a year the entire area comes together for Brownsville Appreciation Day. It is always scheduled for the fourth Saturday every September to celebrate the community. All are welcome to enjoy a day of fun including live music, boat rides and tours, face painting, and hot dogs. This year’s event will be Sept. 22 and is in its eighth anniversary. On the opposite side of Central Kitsap from Brownsville is Seabeck. Formerly a mill town, Seabeck gives people an even closer gaze at the Olympic Mountains and is along the Hood Canal. continued
May through September Silverdale Farmer’s Market, Old Town Silverdale/ Silverdale Waterfront Park June 2 Destruction Derby, Kitsap County Fairgrounds June 16 Kids’ Fishing Derby, Island Lake County Park June 23 Destruction Derby, Kitsap County Fairgrounds June 29 8th Annual Thunderbird Pro Rodeo, Kitsap County Fairgrounds July 27 Whaling Days, Old Town Silverdale/Silverdale Waterfront Park July 28 Destruction Derby, Kitsap County Fairgrounds August 22 Kitsap County Fair and Stampede, Kitsap County Fairgrounds Fall Sept. 8 Sept. 22 Sept. 22 Oct. 6 Oct. 12-31 Oct. 26 Nov. 12
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Scenic Beach State Park is a 20-minute drive from Silverdale and is an 88-acre camping park with 1,500 feet of saltwater beach front. Wild rhododendrons are in bloom during spring and oysters can be harvested in season at the rocky beach.
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The Seabeck Conference Center along Seabeck Highway is a nonprofit organization that offers space for groups to rent including for retreats and meetings. Across from the conference center there is a quaint row of stores and food services. Seabeck Pizza, a local family-owned business founded in 1989, is home to the deep dish pizza. The business now has a total of six locations in Kitsap including one in Silverdale and Chico. Whether you come to Central Kitsap for food, shopping, play or sights of the great outdoors, you probably won’t be disappointed. Central Kitsap has it all.
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Floating Kitsap A
s though port hopping wasn’t already a worthy pastime, ambitious crews can now earn prizes for roving Puget Sound.
Entering its third year, the Passport to Puget Sound program encourages boaters to sample area ports for fun and prizes.
Port of Kingston Harbor Master, Kevin Van Vliet, said Passport to Puget Sound was building buzz among summer visitors.
The marina also boasts a 40-by-80-foot activity area, which is popular with yacht clubs.
“They’d bring in their passport and say it’s a great program,” Van Vliet said. “It was starting to spread a lot.”
To the north, the Bremerton Marina is a gateway to the city’s rejuvenated waterfront district. It has 80 to 100 visitor slips and is located close to the state ferry terminal for easy Seattle access.
Boaters can pick up a “passport“ book at any participating marina and receive a stamp from each marina they stay at overnight. Completing a row of five marinas (or four, there are some open squares) earns a Passport to Puget Sound T-shirt. For eager crews that visit all 20 marinas in the book there are grand prizes that include hotel stays, spa treatments and golf packages. The number of participating marinas nearly doubled last year and included ports in Bremerton, Kingston, Port Orchard and
Boaters can collect two stamps in a hurry in South Kitsap. The Bremerton and Port Orchard marinas, both operated by the Port of Bremerton, are nestled on opposite sides of Sinclair Inlet. On the south side, the Port Orchard Marina is a great option for tying up and sampling downtown life. Many spring and summertime events, including farmers markets and bay side concerts are an easy walk from the docks, as are restaurants, marine stores and other
Several restaurants, gift and antique shops are an easy walk from the marina and Puget Sound Naval Shipyard isn’t far off, either. A Kitsap Transit foot ferry makes regular trips across the inlet, connecting the two waterfronts. Farther north, Central Kitsap features three spots to launch boats into Puget Sound: Chico, Silverdale and Tracyton. Traditional tie ups can be found in Brownsville.
KITS A P Downtown Poulsbo is a window-shoppers paradise, well known for its Scandinavian theme. Viking Fest celebrates those roots each spring. Kayaks are available for rent on the docks from Olympic Outdoor Center, which also has an office in Port Gamble, near the Hood Canal Bridge. The Port of Kingston, billed as the “Gateway to the Olympic Peninsula,” is swiftly becoming one of the Sound’s most popular marinas. It has 49 guest slips sheltered behind a breakwater. The grassy park and pavilion above are home to summer concerts and farmers markets. The town overflows with visitors for its Fourth of July each year.
There are a few freshwater boating options, as well. The Chico, Silverdale and Tracyton launches are located in Dyes Inlet, a focal point for water-oriented events in Kitsap. Silverdale is home to the only floating pier on the inlet and hosts Whaling Days, a maritime-themed festival held in July. Nearby attractions include Silverdale Waterfront Park and Old Town Silverdale, a hot spot for dining and shopping. The Port of Brownsville sits on Port Orchard Bay, tucked away from surrounding marinas, and it likes it that way. The port is billed as a getaway spot with all the amenities of a large marina but with the charm, peacefulness and rustic setting of a small rural community, according to
the port’s website, www.portofbrownsville. org. There are 25 guest moorage slips for watercraft up to 24 feet available. Brownsville offers two boat ramps as well, along with a deli, laundry and other amenities. Kitsap Lake and Wildcat Lake are popular among boaters and anglers as an alternative to the Sound, but Wildcat has a “no-wake” rule, effectively eliminating high-speed boating activities. At the North End of the peninsula, Poulsbo and Kingston have expansive marinas set amid spectacular scenery. The Port of Poulsbo has 130 guest moorage slips in fjord-like Liberty Bay. A multipurpose room for group outings, a fuel dock is also available and the yacht club is an easy row away.
Main Street is lined with friendly shops and unique restaurants. A sandy beach on the far side of the Washington State Ferries terminal is a popular place for strolls and dog walks, and four new guest mooring buoys are available offshore. Kayaks, paddleboards and bicycles can be rented from Kingston Adventures, just up the hill from the port. The docks are adjacent to the ferry terminal for quick trips to Edmonds and the port is relaunching its own passenger ferry service to Seattle this spring. For a truly unique boating experience, Bainbridge Island’s Eagle Harbor is home to several private marinas and a yacht club. Temporary moorage is also available at the city’s Waterfront Park dock. Seattle skyline views, strolls through bustling Winslow, and access to dramatic walking trails come with the territory.
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remerton has boldly entered the 21st century and its revitalization efforts have firmly taken root in the downtown core and surrounding neighborhoods. This year looks to be another success in the duality of celebrating long-standing past traditions and establishing new ones as the community changes and grows. Folks of all ages can find dining, arts, entertainment and recreational opportunities throughout the city and its varied neighborhoods from Manette to Kitsap Lake. Take a stroll along the Boardwalk, enjoy a tour of the historic USS Turner Joy or the Naval Museum of the Pacific Northwest, or walk along Harborside Fountain Park, one of the Puget Sound region’s most impressive public spaces. • Right next to the Bremerton/Seattle ferry dock, the Harborside Fountain Park features five large copper-ringed fountains, wading pools and impressive landscaping. The park draws local families and tourists to the Harborside district. The park is sophisticated for adults and kid friendly, too, encouraging hands-on exploration or simple relaxation.
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• USS Turner Joy (DD-951) is a famed Navy destroyer from the Vietnam War and is now maintained and administered by the Bremerton Historic Ships Association. The Bremerton Historic Ships Association celebrates national holidays, military holidays and participates in local and regional events. The Overnighter Program allows visitors to remain on board overnight, enabling one to imagine what it was like while on a mission or in combat. Participants eat meals in the crew’s galley and sleep in the crew’s quarters. Memorial services are held aboard the ship as well as enlistment and re-enlistment ceremonies in addition to retirement ceremonies. • The Puget Sound Navy Museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving and interpreting the naval heritage of the Pacific Northwest for the benefit of both the U.S. Navy and the general public. Patrons can explore the naval history of the region with exhibits of the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, the USS John C. Stennis and much more. The museum also offers a gift shop, research library and a children’s area, in addition
to changing events and exhibitions. Admission is free. The museum is south of the transportation center and located at 251 1st Street in Bremerton. • Evergreen Children’s Theatre/Aurora Valentinetti Puppet Museum: the Evergreen Children’s Theatre conducts between three and five professional performances to the community each season. Some of the productions feature puppets and others feature live actors. • The Aurora Valentinetti Puppet Museum features a collection of puppet styles from around the world. Admission is free but donations are encouraged. Located at 257 Fourth Street in downtown Bremerton, the museum is named after Aurora Valentinetti, who was born in west Seattle in 1921. The daughter of Italian immigrants, Aurora earned her B.A. in 1943 and M.A. in 1949 in drama at the University of Washington. Valentinetti taught children’s theater and puppetry for 50 years. The museum also features tours, puppet making workshops and school outreach programs. Call 360-373-2992 to schedule. • The Seattle/Bremerton ferry, operated by the Washington Department of Transportation, runs conveniently between Bremerton and Seattle throughout the day. Foot passengers are free from Bremerton to Seattle but must pay a $7.70 fare during the summer tourist season to return from Seattle to Bremerton. Vehicles are charged by vehicle length and include the driver’s west bound fare. • Kitsap Transit provides a Bremerton to Port Orchard foot ferry, with stops at each destination every 30 minutes. The regular passenger fare is two dollars; a one dollar discounted rate applies to seniors, disabled individuals, youth, and Medicare card holders. • Biking enthusiasts can participate in Life Cycle Bremerton at 7am on June 2. Choose to ride in a three mile, 10 mile, 40 mile, 60 mile or 100 mile route with US National Team rider Logan Owen or Bremerton Mayor Patty Lent on the beautiful Kitsap Peninsula. There will be a children’s bicycle rodeo, an after ride meal served to paid registrants and
D IS C O V E R KITS A P proceeds benefit the Bremerton Schools Foundation. • Cyclists can also take a self-guided Central Kitsap bike tour: begin in Bremerton’s Manette neighborhood and ride north on Trenton Avenue and the Gilberton-Illahee Road to Brownsville. Follow Ogle and South Kitsap roads to Keyport. Turn left at Keyport. Follow Hwy. 3 to Central Valley Road. turn left and follow Central Valley Road to Tracyton Beach Road and pedal on to Lebo Boulevard. Turn left on 11th Street and ride back to Manette for a 20 mile loop. Bremerton honors its history and holidays with a variety of celebrations and festivals throughout the year. From the largest Armed Forces Day parade in the country to the Blackberry Festival and Summer BrewFest. • The second annual Bremerton Summer BrewFest is July 20-21. After a successful debut in 2011, BrewFest is a new addition to the celebratory calendar. The event will run from noon to 9 p.m. at Pacific Avenue in Downtown Bremerton. • One of 33 parks in the city, Evergreen Park holds a ‘Festival Americana’ with old-fashioned games for the entire family. When not host to three-legged races and egg tosses, Evergreen Park is a green oasis from the hustle and bustle of city life. Take a scenic long walk along the Marine Park Naval Ammunitions Depot with an asphalt strip along the water. • Labor Day weekend brings about another Bremerton celebration: Blackberry Festival. The Bremerton Boardwalk is lined with booths where people can dine on blackberry slugs (doughnuts) and even blackberry wine. The annual event includes music, a car show, the Berry Fun Run and an outdoor cinema. • On St. Patrick’s Day, Bremerton turns green as revelers take to the streets in Bremerton’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. People can kiss the Brem-Blarney Stone or have their photo snapped as a leprechaun. Prizes are awarded for costumes and participation. The Downtown Bremerton Association hosted the 2012 event and Bremertonians will
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May through October Bremerton Farmer’s Market, Evergreen Rotary Park May 26-28 Kitsap Harbor Festival, Harborside Marina June 1 First Friday Art Walk, downtown Bremerton June 7 Silverscreen Series, North by Northwest, Admiral Theatre Summer June 23 Junior Firefighter Stair Climb, Bremerton Fire Station, 911 Park Ave. June 30 Relay for Life, Olympic High School July 6 First Friday Art Walk (every Friday in July) and Concerts on the Boardwalk July 20-21 Bremerton Summer Brewfest, downtown Bremerton Aug. 3 First Friday Art Walk Aug. 18 Kitsap Wine Festival, Harborside Fountain Park Sept. 1 Blackberry Festival, Bremerton Boardwalk Sept. 7 First Friday Art Walk Fall Sept. 22 Oct. 5 Oct. 6 Nov. 2 Winter Dec. 7 Dec. Dec.
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celebrate the 22nd annual event in 2013. • Every Halloween, youngsters can be sure Halloween is no trick. Bremerton businesses stay open late on Halloween night to make sure children have a safe and fun evening. Hundreds of children flock to the downtown streets in search of confections by the handful. Today Bremerton has about 40,000 residents and Bremerton’s geography is varied. Downtown offers residents an urban feel with easy access to highways and waterways. It is home to a collection of galleries, shops and restaurants. To the east is Manette, a quiet retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life. Accessible from downtown by the newly constructed Manette Bridge, the area includes a small business district and extensive neighborhoods. North of downtown is Olympic College’s main campus, which sits on a 33-acre site. It offers students a variety of associate degrees and certificates, including a four year nursing degree program.
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What happens in Port Orchard Spring May 25 May 26 May 26 May 27 Summer June 1 June 25 June 29 July 4 July 11 July 12 July 29 August 1
lready the home of county government, Port Orchard has bold plans for itself and the surrounding South Kitsap community and has embarked on ambitious plan to transform itself into the region’s largest metropolitan area, as well.
Originally platted in 1886 as Sidney, the city was re-christened Port Orchard in 1892 and in the ensuing 117 years its population had only grown to around 8,500. With the stroke of a pen, however, that number grew by 25 percent in 2009 as Port Orchard annexed the McCormick Woods community and its 2,000 residents. But that’s only the beginning. “Over the next few years, Port Orchard will become a much bigger city,” said former Mayor Lary Coppola. “In addition to McCormick Woods, we’re looking over a dozen annexation petitions. Once they are in process, this will change the city dramatically.” Ultimately, the city intends to annex its entire urban growth area -- a move that would create the county’s biggest city in terms of both area and population. The trick is doing so without losing the character and charm for which South Kitsap is already known. Situated just across Sinclair Inlet from Bremerton -- the county’s current largest municipality -- Port Orchard can be reached by driving south through Gorst along State Route 16. Or better yet, take the foot ferry. Running at half-hour intervals from the Bremerton ferry dock, the 15-minute trip to the Port Orchard Marina allows visitors to travel back 100 years to a time when cars were
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Kitsap Harbor Festival Port Orchard murder mystery event Concerts by the Bay, Waterfront Park (continues through September) Seagull Calling Festival, Port Orchard waterfront South Kitsap Relay for Life, South Kitsap High School Detlef Schrempf Golf Classic, McCormick Woods Fathoms O’ Fun Summer Festival and Grand Parade Fathoms O’ Fun Grand Fireworks Port Orchard Chamber South Kitsap Golf Classic Chris Craft Rendezvous, Port Orchard Marina Mustangs on the Waterfront, Port Orchard Marina Art of the Quilt & Needlework show, Sidney Art Gallery Cruz Classic Car Show Taste of Port Orchard, Waterfront Park Port Orchard Business Showcase and Best of South Kitsap Awards South Kitsap Artist Association, Sidney Art Gallery Festival of Chimes & Lights, Pet Parade, Sinclair Inlet Yacht Club Christmas Lane, Jingle Bell Run
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Rene personally organized, supervised and largely underwrote a weekend-long Paint the Town celebration during which virtually every downtown structure was given a fresh coat of paint. Not surprisingly, the downtown waterfront area is the focal point for much of what defines Port Orchard. Starting in May, Waterfront Park features live, weekly outdoor concerts. Later in the month, it’s the site of the city’s delightfully quirky “Seagull Calling Contest,” which awards prizes to those best able to attract the attention of the shore’s ever-present feathered guests of honor. Prizes are also awarded for costumes, and hundreds of visitors attend each year to take in the spectacle. It’s even been featured on national television. In late June and early July, the city’s signature festival, Fathoms O’ Fun, swings into action complete with a carnival, a parade, horseshoe-pitching tournament and even a frog-jumping contest. The whole thing concludes with the region’s most spectacular fireworks display on the Fourth of July. continued
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The little city with the big Christmas spirit!
he Festival of Chimes & Lights kicks off the holiday season with an abundance of fun and beauty for all ages. Be dazzled with all the lights including the giant Christmas tree in front of City Hall, the decorated boats in the harbor and all the shops lit up along the way.
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Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive on a fire truck, hay rides run throughout, choirs sing, pets compete in the Pooch n’ Purr Parade and families are entertained with activities ranging from crafts and stories in the library to cookie decorating at the bakery.
Featuring the Jingle Bell Run/Walk and these family FREE events: the lighting of the town Christmas tree, the arrival of Hall Santa&and Mrs. Claus onOrchard a fire truck, City Downtown Port the Pooch’n Purr parade, hay rides, choirs, decorated boats, children’s activities, and much more. Join us for the fun!
hard Included is The Jingle Bell Run/Walk, a benefit for the Arthritis Foundation, with costumed participants ranging from the serious runner to friends chatting as they stroll the 5K route.
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Still later in the summer, downtown Port Orchard hosts The Cruz car show, one of the largest and best-attended displays of vintage automobiles in the Puget Sound region, and the Festival by the Bay. But there’s so much more to South Kitsap than just Port Orchard. Just up Beach Drive, past Annapolis,whose own foot-ferry dock is scheduled for a major upgrade this year, you’ll encounter Retsil, home of the Washington State Veteran’s Home, with its commanding views of Sinclair Inlet and the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton. Next you’ll pass the community of
Manchester, whose waterfront homes enjoy a jaw-dropping view of the Seattle skyline. And every summer, visitors enjoy more than the view, as Manchester hosts its annual Salmon Bake fund raiser for the local library. Further along, you’ll cruise into Southworth, the tiny community built around its own Washington State Ferries dock, which connects with Vashon Island and West Seattle. Thousands of passengers each day commute to jobs in the big city; in turn, the Southworth terminal serves as the gateway to the Kitsap Peninsula for an equal number of Seattle visitors.
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separating Bainbridge Island from the Kitsap Peninsula in 1792 while working as a clerk on an English charting ship. The ship’s captain, George Vancouver, named the body of water “Port Orchard Strait” to honor his clerk, but the city didn’t carry the name until about 100 years after the discovery. And the name change was controversial. Originally, the town was named “Sidney,” after Sidney M. Stevens, an investor from Dekalb, Ill., who bought 88.5 acres on Oct. 10, 1885, intending to build a town there.
Eventually, though, Will Thompson, editor of the Sidney Independent, persuaded the legislators to make the name change official. Around that time, towns cropped up along the Sound, many of which exist today, including Retsil, Annapolis, Manette, Southworth, Manchester and Olalla. Each town hugs the waterfront, because local leaders didn’t connect the towns with roads for decades.
Sidney Stevens’ son, Frederick Stevens, had the town platted and incorporated by Sept. 15, 1890, and he named the town “Sidney,” after his father.
Locals used row boats to get from townto-town until 1888, when the first steamers came to the area, and small boats swarmed South Kitsap’s waters then in such great numbers that they earned the nickname “Mosquito Fleet.”
Two years later, however, locals asked the state Legislature and the Post Office Department to change the city’s name to “Port Orchard.”
One of the Mosquito Fleet’s original steamers, the Carlisle II, still runs from downtown Port Orchard, near the library, to the Bremerton ferry terminal.
At first, the Post Office agreed to do so, but the state’s Legislature didn’t.
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So far, South Kitsap has evolved in a slow, ponderous manner. But plans have been set in motion to change the area quickly and drastically in the near future. The sleepy town of Port Orchard, for example, is slated to become one of the largest cities in Kitsap County within the next few years. Plans for expansion are on the horizon. Recently, the town’s population grew from 8,500 to around 10,000 by annexing the McCormick Woods area, a 2,400-acre housing community, into the city. And that’s just the beginning. The city’s leaders plan to eventually grow the town to include 30,000 people and 7,200 acres. Port Orchard’s old-time feel and its vision of future grown may be an ever-evolving process. But for now enjoy your visit to one of Kitsap’s most charming cities rooted in historic and modern culture.
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Arts in abundance A
rt that inspires, amazes and delights is just a few steps away in Kitsap County.
Kitsap has an abundance of exceptionally talented artists, and visitors here can see not only art at its origin via free studio tours, but they can also see the county's creative bounty at our many galleries, weekly art walks and festivals, from Bremerton to Bainbridge, Port Orchard to Kingston. Bainbridge Island While art abounds throughout the year, art enthusiasts get their motors running each summer with the Bainbridge Island Studio Tour. The free tour will be held this year Aug. 1012, and more than 50 artists are expected to participate in the self-guided tour. Maps — for motorists and those on bikes — can be downloaded from http://www. bistudiotour.com/ about a month before the tour. Brochures for the tour can also be picked up at the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce, local shops and galleries, or at regional tourism and visitor
inspiration," she said.
Bainbridge Island also boasts a winter studio tour, which will be held Nov. 30 and Dec. 1-2. Details are also available at the tour's website.
For some others, it means being able to purchase a work of art that has a greater story, from an artist they've met and learned more about. And for others, it's a chance to "buy local."
Dinah Satterwhite, the manager for the Bainbridge Island Studio Tour, said the two tours attract thousands of people each year. The winter one, though, is the more popular — both for tourists and artists. "We have quite a few more studios in the winter," Satterwhite said, adding that the inside warmth of the studios is a big appeal for visitors, and for artists, they don't need to cart their artwork outdoors. Both tours are the true sense of self-guided, she added. The brochure doesn't suggest visiting the locations in any particular order. Some folks just skip around the list as they explore Bainbridge. "There are a lot of loyal customers who keep coming back," Satterwhite added, and the reasons are many. "It's that richness of having the knowledge of some of the process, some of the
The studio tours aren't the only way to see fresh art. Bainbridge galleries also host the First Fridays Art Walk, each week from 6 to 8 p.m. in downtown Winslow, just a short walk from the ferry terminal. Bainbridge's art walks have led to a popular spin-off: the Celluloid Bainbridge Film Festival. The festival is a free, all-day screening of movies at the Historic Lynnwood Theatre of films that have a Bainbridge Island connection; movies that were either filmed on the island, or have a past or present islander in the cast or crew. Past offerings have included "It Came From Outer Space," "The Last Detail" with Jack Nicholson, and Woody Allen's "What's Up, Tiger Lily?" This year's festival is Oct. 21.
North Kitsap Each year, the Kitsap Arts & Crafts Festival showcases hundreds of pieces of art from artists from across the Western U.S. and Canada. Now in its 53rd year, the festival (http:// www.kitsapartsandcrafts.com/) includes a juried and open art show, plus a student art show. This year's big event is July 27-29. The festival, presented by the nonprofit Kitsap Arts & Crafts Association, will be held in a new location at 10900 Highway 104 (the former Kingston Lumber property). North Kitsap plays host to the Art In The Woods Studio Tour during the second weekend of November. Visitors can take a self-guided tour of artist studios near Poulsbo, Suquamish, Indianola and Kingston and see artists at work. Studios include those with artists working alone to larger venues that host groups of artists, and their creative works run the gamut from painting and photography to pottery and sculpture. The tour is presented by the Cultural Arts
D IS C O V E R KITS A P Foundation NW, a nonprofit that also sponsors the annual Poulsbo Arts Festival. The Poulsbo Arts Festival (previously known as Arts by the Bay) has drawn crowds to downtown Poulsbo for more than two decades. The festival is held on the third weekend in August, and features not only a wide variety of art, but also art demonstrations, live music, food booths and more. For more information, visit http://www.cafnw.org/ aitw.html. Bremerton, Port orchard and Central Kitsap Collective Visions, an artist-owned and operated gallery in Bremerton, hosts a gala art opening from 5 to 8 p.m. on the first Friday of each month where art by one of the gallery's more than 20 artists is featured. The gallery is located at 331 Pacific Ave, and on the web, at http://collectivevisions.com/. Formerly known as the Washington Avenue Art Gallery, it was one of the first galleries in what's now known as the Arts District, the area of downtown Bremerton at Fourth
Street and Pacific Avenue that now also boasts other must-sees, including the Amy Burnett Gallery, Los Andes Gallery and the Kitsap County Historical Museum. Just west of downtown on Callow Avenue is Metropolis - The Gallery, Claywerks Gallery (in the same building as Claywerks Ceramics & Pottery Studio) and Echo Artworks. Bremerton hosts its First Friday Art Walk from 5 to 8 p.m. on the first Friday of every month, and the Charleston District Art Walk is held from noon to 8 p.m. on the fourth Saturday of the month. The Port Orchard Bay Street Merchant's Association presents monthly art walks on the third Friday of each month, May through October. More than 20 artists set up their artwork inside and outside of businesses along Bay Street during the evening hours. Old Town Silverdale Art Walk hosts quarterly art walks on the second Friday of March, June, September and December. The walks kick off with an artist's reception.
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espite Kitsap County’s small town feel, the area is still home to various sports attractions for families, casual and diehard fans alike.
Kitsap County Fairgrounds in Bremerton every summer.
in Poulsbo, features a variety of collegiate sports for Kitsap.
Kitsap hosts a professional soccer team with outdoor and indoor seasons, along with a summer collegiate baseball franchise, hockey, rodeo and a slew of intercollegiate sports from Bremerton’s Olympic College.
The franchise is a collegiate squad that plays in the West Coast League. The county is also home to thrilling rodeo action each summer. Kitsap hosts two rodeos for those interested in the cowboy pastime.
The Rangers play in the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges, which is the largest conference in the country.
The Kitsap Pumas, based in Bremerton, compete in the United Soccer League’s Premier Development League and earned a division title in its first year in 2009. The Pumas draw crowds at their home games hosted at Memorial Stadium in Bremerton. Kitsap’s indoor soccer season runs from November through February, while the outdoor squad plays from May to July. The Pumas are the only pro soccer team to play in Kitsap, providing the community with exciting games and high-level talent each season.
In June, the Thunderbird Pro Benefit Rodeo takes place, with proceeds from the event going to the Northwest Burn Foundation and Corey’s Day on the Farm. The two-day event is hosted at Thunderbird Stadium at the Kitsap Fairgrounds. The second rodeo is the Kitsap County Stampede, which takes place every August and includes top-notch talent. The Stampede is a five-day event with a history dating back more than 60 years. The Xtreme Bulls competition concludes the rodeo, which is televised on ESPN.
For more information, contact team headquarters at (360) 377-6008.
The Stampede is part of the Wrangler Million Dollar Tour in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.
Meanwhile, the Kitsap BlueJackets baseball team competes at Gene Lobe Field at the
Olympic College, which has a main campus in Bremerton and another location
The school provides 13 individual teams, which include basketball, softball, baseball, golf and soccer. Olympic College also brought back its cross country and track squads this past year for both male and female studentathletes. The Rangers’ home games are hosted in Bremerton. For more information, visit the school’s website at www.olympic.edu. The county doesn’t shy away from the rink. The Puget Sound Tomahawks junior hockey team starts its season every October with a 48-game schedule. The team, which competes in the Northern Pacific Hockey League, plays its home games at the Bremerton Ice Arena in East Bremerton. For more information, call the team at (253) 830-7598.
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itsap County is a destination unto itself. But it’s more, too. It’s also a jumping-off point for a whole collection of nearby communities with charms of their own worth sharing.
Gig Harbor Just on the east side of the KitsapPierce County border rests the quaint waterfront community of Gig Harbor. This tucked-away town sits on a scenic inlet framing a postcardperfect view of Mount Rainier. Gig Harbor’s strong Scandinavian and Croatian heritage has always influenced its nautical lifestyle and fishing-village character. Today specialty shops, creative boutiques, art galleries and waterfront restaurants add to its appeal and make it a wonderful get-away. For visitors, Jerisich Park, combined with the adjacent Skansie Brothers Park, is a large, open, waterfront space with grass, decks, benches, and a covered Pavilion for community events.
activities, and is especially geared toward larger groups and families. A children’s play area features modern equipment to climb and play on, as well as swings for infants.
It is also home to the Fisherman Memorial. This large bronze statue, which depicts a fisherman hauling in his catch, was commissioned in memory of Gig Harbor’s fishermen, with special gratitude to those who lost their lives at sea.
The park also offers a baseball diamond in the upper area of the park, a basketball court and tennis courts. GH City Park is adjacent to a stream as well and has teaching plaques on stream conservation.
The parks often play host to fairs and events ranging from the annual Holiday tree lighting ceremony and Blessing of the Fleet, to musical concerts and art festivals.
The county seat of Mason County — just over Kitsap County’s southern border — Shelton is the westernmost city on Puget Sound.
There is also a public use moorage dock where boaters can stay, free of charge, for a limited time. At the mouth of the harbor a short sand spit is open to the public and is the site of a red navigational hazard light built into a miniature lighthouse model. The beach is public, but access is difficult and parking is limited. Gig Harbor City Park (aka Crescent Creek Park) offers a variety of
The narrow waterway of Hammersly Inlet connects the Port of Shelton to Olympia, Tacoma and points beyond. The downtown core features stone and brick architecture from the World War I era, when the town was rebuilt after a large, destructive fire. Shelton’s economy is still centered around lumber and forestry products, though in recent years the economy has seen major diversification. Commercial shellfish harvesting, new retail centers, real estate activity and
government jobs have added layers of economic activity to this formerly traditional blue-collar town. Today, several antique stores, gift shops, fitness clubs, fine restaurants and a movie theater are all doing a bustling business in downtown Shelton. Stretch out or play catch at shady Kneeland Park, a summer picnic spot favorite. Kneeland Park also has one of the most unique children’s playground and climbing gyms in the state. Another favorite past time is a walking tour through the historic “timber baron” neighborhood downtown, which parallels a small creek winding lazily throughout the town’s core. During spawning time in late summer and early fall, migrating salmon can be observed traversing this miniature waterway on their journey home. June brings the annual Forest Festival & Parade, a Shelton trademark that honors its logging heritage. Finally, don’t forget to visit the Mason County Historical Museum on Railroad Avenue. Exhibits showcase
Belfair The town of Belfair is a true gateway community, linking visitors to the southeast Olympics and Hood Canal from points further north and east. Located on State Route 3 approximately 10 miles south of Bremerton and 25 miles north of Shelton, Belfair is a popular destination for many boaters, scuba divers, backpackers, ATV riders and campers. Belfair offers a final fueling and supply stop before heading into Olympic National Park and Forest, or the deeply wooded Tahuya State Forest. Belfair is near to Twanoh State Park and Belfair State Park, both of which offer some of the best beaches and swimming on Hood Canal.
Covering much of the Tahuya Peninsula, the 23,100 acre Tahuya State Forest provides more than 160 miles of marked and maintained ORV trails, plus plenty of primitive camping and fresh water lakes, making it a nationally recognized Off Road Vehicle recreation destination. Situated at the southeast tip of Hood Canal, Belfair is home to Theler Wetlands, one of Washington’s premier wildlife viewing habitats. Every year more than 150,000 visitors stroll the 135 acres of the Theler Wetlands, where four miles of scenic trails are open daily dawn to dusk. Viewing platforms, 1768 feet of floating boardwalk and many interpretive kiosks provide extended opportunities to fully experience the variety of wildlife throughout the wetlands. The Mary E. Theler Exhibit Building,
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As State Route 106 follows the southernmost Great Bend hook of Hood Canal, it passes through the town of Union. Union was the site of Washington state’s first arts colony, and today its arts heritage is slowly being reborn through events like the annual Annas Bay Music Festival.
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Union Marina offers a wide variety of boat rentals including kayaks, paddle boats, motor boats, an electric boat, and a pontoon party barge, along with a number of different recreational tours. Other services and activities include geocaching, fall mushroom walks, bicycle rentals, organized golf tournaments, historical and ecological presentations, fly fishing tours and lessons. Bring your friends and family to enjoy a catered dinner, dessert or wine and cheese tour on the electric
D IS C O V E R KITS A P “Hood Canal Princess” at sunset. During summer months, Union comes alive with regulars who come to relax and enjoy some of the best scenery in the Northwest. Public boat launching and moorage is available at the Hood Canal Marina, with additional launching a few miles north at Twanoh State Park. The historic Dalby Waterwheel is located just south of the Union Post Office on State Route 106. The metal waterwheel once furnished the first hydro-electric power on Hood Canal. Hunter Farms, just south of Union, is another favorite stop for fresh
produce and ice cream in summer, and its famous Pumpkin Patch in October. Port Townsend Port Townsend runs down to the water’s edge on the northeast corner of the Olympic Peninsula — just across the Hood Canal to the west of Kitsap County — in a show of quaint Victorian homes and Puget Sound scenery. With spectacular views of the Olympics to the south and a stretch of the Strait of Juan de Fuca to the north, Port Townsend seems like the edge of wilderness, despite the close
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proximity of the San Juan Islands, Whidbey Island and Victoria B.C. Though Port Townsend’s postcardpretty location might easily keep one preoccupied, the town also has a clutch of cultural attractions to keep visitors otherwise occupied, whether lingering on in an atmospheric bed & breakfast for the weekend or bound for Olympic National Park. If you only have a day to see the area, spend an hour at least wandering past historic buildings downtown, then rent a boat and row on out to sea for a fresh perspective on this stretch of coast; take a guided wildlife tour in sea-kayaks if you’re not entirely confident in your paddling abilities. The area is chock-a-block with orcas and whales, Port Townsend’s mammalian stars, and a day out on a charter boat is an easy way to maximize your chances of sighting a spout. Sailing is also popular all through the area and offers an approach to west coast waters that allows for a certain amount of solitude. Take lessons locally if you don’t know a jib from a jab, starting out in a small vessel and working up to some schooner sailing. There are plans to finish the Olympic Discovery Trail, slated to wind along the north end of the Olympic Peninsula for 100 miles, sometime in the future. To date only about a third of it is done, part of which runs past Port Townsend and is popular with perambulators and peddlers. Sequim Also topping the Olympic Peninsula is the town of Sequim, home to all things lavender. Centered in the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains, Sequim is a destination of its own with fishing, boating, hiking, wine tasting and beach combing close in to the quaint B&B’s and other
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The Sequim Lavender Festival is part of the Sequim Lavender weekend, which celebrates its 16th year in the heart of Sequim and the surrounding Dungeness Valley during the third weekend in July. Port Angeles To the west of Sequim is Port Angeles home of the Olympic National Park Headquarters and the annual Memorial Day weekend Juan de Fuca Festival of the Arts, which features a street fair and a world class musical lineup. Mid-summer sees the cycle tour, Ride the Hurricane, a unique event which allows cyclists to have the famed Hurricane Ridge Road all to themselves, free of vehicles from 7AM-noon. Not a race but a recreational ride, Ride the Hurricane tours along some of the most scenic roadway anywhere in America. Participation is limited to 500 riders. When fall comes around and Dungeness crab enter the prime eating time at the end of their annual growth cycle, Port Angeles hosts the Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival on Port Angeles City Pier. The second weekend in October. Forks Still farther to the west is Forks, a failing timber town that was known for being one of the rainiest places in the Lower 48 found revival after author Stephenie Meyer built the four-book Twilight series of vampire themed young romance that blossomed into gigantic success in print and on the big screen. If access to fishing, surfing and hiking on the longest stretch of wild Pacific coast beach in the Lower 48 is not enough to get you to take a day or two in Forks, the small community has prepared maps of key Twilight locations for fans to visit.
What happens Beyond Kitsap Spring May 25 May 26 May 26 May 31 Summer June 2
Juan de Fuca Festival of Arts, Port Angeles Gig Harbor Street Scramble, Harborview Drive Shrimp Fest, Shelton Mason County Forest Festival, Shelton
Maritime Gig Festival, Gig Harbor Waterfront June 3 Tour de Mason Lake Cycling Event, Shelton June 3 Geocache Bash, Shelton July 1 Wings & Wheels Air Show, Tacoma Narrows Airport, Gig Harbor July 4 Annual Festival of American Fiddle Tunes, Fort Worden, Port Townsend July 20-22 Sequim Lavender Festival July 21 Gig Harbor Summer Arts Festival, Judson Street, Gig Harbor July 22 Jazz Festival, Port Townsend July 29 Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival Aug. 3 Shakespeare in the Park, Port Townsend Aug. 16 Clallam County Fair, Port Angeles Aug. 18 Uptown Street Fair, Port Townsend Fall Sept. 8 Annual Wooden Boat Festival, Port Townsend Sept. 16 Annual Jefferson County Farm Tour, Port Townsend Sept. 21 Port Townsend Film Festival Oct. 12 Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival, Port Angeles Oct. 31 Halloween on Harborview, Gig Harbor Oct. 31 Port Townsend Trick or Treat Costume Parade Winter Dec. 1 Port Townsend Victorian Holidays
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Port Orchard & South Kitsap’s Annual Festival Celebrates it’s 45th year!
FATHOMS O’ FUN - FANTASY IN SAND Concerts By The Bay May 26th through September 2nd Weekly 6:30pm at the waterfront Gazebo
Murder Mystery at Kitsap Harbor Festival May 26-27th All Day Downtown - Port Orchard
Columbia Bank Presents Fathoms O’ Fun 45th Grand Parade & Activities Saturday, June 30th - All Day At Bay Street - Port Orchard Parade starts at 6pm
Clearwater Casino Resort Presents Fathoms Summer Festival Craft & Vendor Show June 29th, 30th & July 1st On the Waterfront
Wave Broadband Presents Annual Grand Fireworks Show July 4th at 10:30pm on Sinclair Inlet View from Port Orchard, Bremerton
Festival By The Bay At The Cruz Sunday, August 12th 9am-4pm Downtown - Bay Street
Fathoms O’ Fun May 31st — August 30th Thursday each week 6:30 p.m. at the Port Orchard Marina Waterfront Park Rain or Shine — Free Admission
With Special Additional Concerts
at the Murder Mystery event May 26th and 27th, Festival by the Sea Craft & Vendor Show June 29th, 30th and July 1st and The Grand Fireworks show July 4th 12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
FATHOMS O’ FUN FESTIVAL is a community service organization, carrying on a tradition since Port Orchard was young. It’s operated by community volunteers. Fathoms provides a variety of family activities throughout the year including the Grand Parade, Festival activities, scholarship pageant, summer concerts, a craft & vendor show, a street fair, children’s events, and an award winning community festival float which appears in parades throughout the state.
Watch our website for UPDATES - www.fathomsofun.org
Info at: (360) 871-5740 • (360) 876-3505 www.FathomsOFun.org
The centerpiece of Fathom’s annual programs is its coordination of the 4th of July Sinclair Inlet Fireworks Show. Drawing crowds of 60,000 or more, the show is visible to Bremerton, the Naval Shipyard, and Port Orchard areas.
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