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FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2012 | Vol. 14, No. 20 | 50¢

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The Manette String Trio performs June 15 at Collective Visions Gallery.

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THREE CENTURIES OF CLASSICAL IN ONE EVENING BREMERTON — The Manette String Trio performs classical music from three centuries — from Bach to Kodaly — June 15, 7 p.m., at Collective Visions Gallery, 331 Pacific Ave., Bremerton. Tickets are $15 in advance, $17 at the door. Call (360) 377-8327. The Manette String Trio features three leading musicians from the Tacoma Symphony: violinist Gwendolyn Taylor, violist Thane Lewis, and cellist Stuart Hake.

CELEBRATE KITSAP’S OLYMPIANS BREMERTON — The Kitsap County Historical Museum’s newest exhibit, “Summer Games,” features Olympic sports history and a salute to Kitsap’s own Olympic competitors. The exhibit was designed by museum curator Scott Bartlett. Among the local sports figures included in the exhibit: swimmers Tara Kirk and Emily Silver, kayaker Scott Shipley, archer Edwin Murray Eliason, and runner Brad Barquist. The exhibit continues throughout the summer. The museum is located at 280 Fourth St. Call (360) 479-6226. Visit

Jacquie’s nal final bow She’s retiring from the stage, but not from making people laugh

Jacquie Svidran as Happy the Clown in the 1960s.


t’s a Sunday afternoon before curtain call, and “Nunsensations” director Gwen Adams is back stage at the Jewel Box Theatre preparing for the matinee performance. Someone finds her and says, “I have a rebellion going on out there.” There’s a nun on stage telling jokes and the audience wants the pre-show music turned off. A performance? An hour before curtain? And there on stage alone, in nun’s habit, is Jacquie Svidran, doing what she enjoys most: Making people laugh. “She has a sparkle,” Adams said. “She has a talent to make people laugh. She can do serious drama, but she really loves to see people smile.” Svidran’s career has always been like this — spontaneous, gregarious. And what a See SVIDRAN, Page 2

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Café serves soul food and fellowship Hope served at local restaurant Patrick McDonough

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Above, Silverdale resident Shawn Olson points out a veritable carpet of geoduck siphons exposed by the extreme low tide in Tracyton Tuesday. Left, Steven McGuire, of Silverdale, shows off the result of his first clam digging adventure Tuesday.

-3.8 tide opens lower beach to diggers’ shovels and hopes By GREG SKINNER

If Shawn Olson could he would find himself reaching neck-deep into the sand, gravel and mud of Kitsap County beaches more often. Olsen is a recreational clam digger chasing a

prize that recedes several feet into the beach when perturbed. At some point, he’s going to reach down neck-deep into a hole to grab the delicate geoduck – the largest clam in the world. Tuesday, Olson, a Silverdale resident, caught his limit of three clams quickly from the beach below the boat ramp in Tracyton, a seemingly poor place to find geoduck to eat. “Everyone thinks its polluted and ruined,” Olson said. “It’s not.” He found nice looking “ducks” with golden siphons and belly meat protruding from a healthy white shell far too small to protect against predators. Olson’s clams ranged from two to six pounds. The geoducks were high-grade, the kind that fetch more than $100 a pound across the Pacific where the market is big and hungry for them. Olsen, a recreation fan of the “duck,” said he thinks that today people are less interested in digging geoduck as a form of recreation like fishing and it’s dying out as an “art.” On an industrial scale, geoduck harvests are See GEODUCKS, A10

Jacquie Svidran collection


Kitsap Week Three centuries of classical music and Bremerton’s Olympians Inside

Soul food is on the menu in more than one way at the God’s Work Cafe in Bremerton. Greg and Wanda Ford, owners of the restaurant, said that patrons will certainly be able to dine upon “the best soul food” in town, such as catfish, collard greens and chicken and gizzards. And, if patrons are open to it, there is something to feed their actual souls as well. The cafe, located at 337 N. Callow, is a restaurant dedicated to serving platters of soul food and outreach to those in need. The inspiration behind the cafe began in 2000 when Wanda Ford was seeking a means of financing a mission trip to Ecuador with Teen Mission International. She said she had the idea at that time to use food as a means of raising the funds. She received permission to sell lunches at her job where she was working as a nurse and asked her husband, Greg, a professional cook, to help.

“I said trust God and just make the soup,” she said. Wanda Ford said she made $50 from the sale, but guided by God, she tithed the money to her church instead of spending it on the mission trip. By June of the same year the couple would sell as many as 100 lunches per day and were able to pay for the mission trip in this way, she said. It was that experience that began to form the café. “The Lord began to deal with our hearts and said to feed his sheep,” she said. In 2008 the couple sought out a place to carry out the directive and the couple found the location on Callow. “I told The Lord that if he would open the door, we would walk through it,” she said. An arrangement was made with the landlord of the property, and the two began an almost year-long process of remodeling the store front. Wanda Ford said she cashed in her retirement of $28,000, but she was once again directed to tithe the amount instead of spending it on the remodel. The Fords signed a three-year lease, but See FELLOWSHIP, A7

Sentencing pushed for cop killer’s helper By Brett Cihon

A judge pushed the sentencing of Megan Mollet back one week after a late memorandum from the prosecution asked for a lengthy prison term. Kitsap County Superior Court Judge Leila Mills Tuesday said she was handed a Memorandum of Authorities minutes after the hearing was to begin in the sentencing of the witness in the killing

of Washington State Trooper Tony Radulescu. Mollet was in the car when Joshua Blake reached over her and shot Radulescu at point-blank range during a traffic stop on Feb. 23. The two then drove to a residence at 3700 Schofield Rd. in Port Orchard. It was there that Mollet told a Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office deputy that she had never met a Joshua Blake or spent any time with See MOLLET, A10

Bremerton Patriot, June 08, 2012  

June 08, 2012 edition of the Bremerton Patriot

Bremerton Patriot, June 08, 2012  

June 08, 2012 edition of the Bremerton Patriot