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Nicole Kidman starred in the film version of the play “Rabbit Hole.”

BENEFIT STAGING OF ‘RABBIT HOLE’ BREMERTON — The Compassionate Friends (TCF), a bereaved-parent support group, will benefit from a performance of “Rabbit Hole,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning play, June 23, 1 p.m., in the Bremerton Community Theater. The theater is donating this matinee production to TCF, a non-profit whose volunteers reach out to those who have lost children at any age and from any cause. Director Eric Wise has brought to the stage the gamut of emotions that run through a family following the death of a child. “Alternately sad and funny, ‘Rabbit Hole’ is a deeply human look at one family’s attempts to come to terms with the impossible and emerge stronger than before,” according to the theater website. The play features Michael Bryan as Jason, Wendy Daniels as Izzy, Ray Deuel as Howie, Betty Eliason as Nat, Palmer Scheutzow as Becca, Garrett Young as understudy for Jason, and Adam Tucker as the voice of Danny. Tickets are available at the door. The Bremerton Community Theater is located at 599 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton. For more information about TCF, call Pat Ryan, (360) 692-4750.

GRADUATIONS: NKHS and KHS commencements / pages A10-11



Tribe is top bidder for Heronswood estate, brand By MEGAN STEPHENSON

School’s out. Here’s a look at area summer camps. — Pages 2-3

KINGSTON — The Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe has bought back some

of its ancestral lands. World-renowned Heronswood Gardens estate and Heronswood Nursery business were sold for an undisclosed amount to the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe. Noel Higa, Port Gamble S'Klallam economic development director, said the Tribe has been looking at the property for three years, and the auction

“sort of forced our hand.” The Tribe has ancestral lands located within the property. “The thought of someone else getting it and shutting it off to the community was not appealing to us,” Higa said. “We’re not horticulturists, we’re not gardeners, but [we thought] if we make a commitment to maintaining

the gardens and finding a way to make it work for us, then let’s do it.” The Tribe doesn’t have any “grandiose plans” to change the garden, and plans on increasing its public access. Higa said the Tribe is working to create a partnership with local schools, such as Olympic College, to allow the See S’KLALLAM, Page A2

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KITSAP WEEK Summer camp fun on Kitsap Peninsula — In this edition

Keeping kids fed through summer

Family has different account of crash

When school’s out, Food for Kids keeps food lifeline going for Wolfe Elementary children


MIDSOMMER FEST Celebrate the solstice on Saturday — Page A7

OPINION ■ Port Gamble’s new course: Your chance to provide input — Page A4

POULSBO — A 16-year-old driver is being cited for an intermediate driver’s license violation after his car struck a 13-year-old boy Wednesday, about 11:30 a.m., on Mesford Street near Karl Court. Deputy Police Chief Wendy Davis said the investigation was continuing Thursday. The boy was taken by ambulance to Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton and was home Thursday recovering from swelling on the right side of his head; a bruised left elbow, shoulder and hip; and abrasions — also known as road rash — on his left side. Police have determined that the teen driver had three other teens in the car with him, a violation. According to state law, a driver younger than 18 is issued an intermediate driver’s license. For the first six months, he or she See CRASH, Page A7

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Erica Cardiel of Suquamish asks permission for her canoe pullers to come ashore, at Swinomish during the 2011 Journey. Richard Walker / 2011


Kohlten Barringer-Mahitka was bruised, and his scooter bent, when he was struck by a car Wednesday on Mesford Street. Megan Stephenson / Herald

KINGSTON — Some children eating breakfast at school Monday morning were enjoying their first real meal since lunch on Friday. That’s how Gene Medina remembers it, when he was superintendent of North Kitsap schools. And the problem of children not getting proper nutrition is a particular worry for him when summer comes: How do children who depend on free and reduced lunches during the school year get the food they need during the summer? A program known now as Food for Kids is raising money to help pay for summer school lunches at Wolfle Elementary School and provide food packets for students when summer school ends — a seven-week period See LUNCHES, Page A3

Pulling in the Canoe Journey requires physical, spiritual fitness By KIPP ROBERTSON


hen the pullers participating in the journey to Squaxin Island are on the water, they will rely on one another. They will be pullers. More so, they will be sxwq’u’7kwt (sue kwoakthl) — canoe

partners. Each person in the canoe will rely on the others, not only to pull great distances at a time, but also to know their own abilities, to know their strengths. Understanding what it takes to be a puller in the annual Canoe Journey See JOURNEY, Page A16

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