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Patriot Bremerton

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2013 | Vol. 16, No. 1 | 50¢

Sec. Mabus says he’s preparing for the worst, hoping for the best By KEVAN MOORE

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Wedding Expo Saturday, February 16, 2013 • 10am - 5pm • Kitsap Sun Pavilion

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Strachan chosen to be Bremerton’s next police chief


Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus met with hundreds of sailors at Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton Wednesday afternoon where he spoke briefly and performed a reenlistment ceremony. Fire Controlman 2nd Class Elizabeth Rupert said it was a “total honor” to be able to meet the secretary. “He said a lot of things that are relevant to ordinary sailors like ourselves,” she said. “He said we’ll be taken care of and our families will be taken care of.” Speaking to the media after the closed ceremony, Secretary Mabus said he talked about the budget which he said is on everybody’s mind, but also let them know that no active duty sailor, Marine or family will receive pay or benefit changes. “But, it will have some big effects on the Navy,” Mabus added. He said that should sequestration, or across the board cuts, occur in March the Navy will lose about $4 billion. In addition, Congress’ failure to pass a 2013 defense budget, and instead choosing to act under what’s called a continuing resolution, will spell another $4.6 billion loss to the Navy.

Bremerton’s city council was expected to approve a contract this week with former King County Sheriff Steve Strachan to make him the city’s new chief of police. Mayor Patty Lent briefed the council Monday, following Strachan’s acceptance of her offer. She told the council it was a choice, she emphasized, that came following unanimous recommendations by a wide range of panelists that interviewed Strachan and four other finalists throughout an entire day last week. Pending council approval, Strachan (pronounced Stran) could start work as early as next week. City Councilman Jim McDonald, who sat on the interview panels, spoke highly of the sessions and the outcome. Kevan Moore/Staff Photo

“I don’t think I’ve ever seen a process where so many people were involved and everybody was so sure that this was the right person for the job,” McDonald said. Strachan, too, praised the process, noting that it gave him several opportunities to interact with line officers and command staff. He said that he didn’t apply for many other jobs because “Bremerton is on the upswing” and the department is in “pretty good shape and headed in the right direction.” He also spoke about his excitement to get back in charge of a municipal police force. “I really like being a chief,” he said by phone while out of town this week on a pre-planned trip. “I’m really proud to be in law enforcement and excited about getting to work in Bremerton.” See CHIEF, A8

Hundreds of sailors and Marines turned out to see Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus Wednesday. Many also lined up for a photo with the secretary.

Bremerton port CEO Former councilwoman is back on board proposes layoffs, cuts See MABUS, A8


Bremerton city council members selected Wendy Priest to serve the remainder of former councilman Roy Runyon’s term in District 4. Priest, who served on the council from 2004 to 2007, was among five finalists interviewed over the course of about an hour Monday at city hall. The council then went into an executive session for about twenty minutes before emerging to vote, in three rounds, to secure a five-member majority to appoint Priest. During her brief interview with the council, Priest highlighted her former experience on the council, saying that it often takes newcomers “six months or longer to get an understanding of how the city works” whereas she has “the experience to jump in” right away. She also noted that she spent many hours studying utility rates

during her time on the council, something that the city council is currently addressing. Priest, an interior designer, stay at home mom and volunteer, talked about continuing efforts to revitalize downtown with a focus on walkability and business retention. She also pledged that she will only serve through the end of her appointment and not campaign for election in November. Runyon announced in early January that he was resigning due to a move out of the district. The other applicants to replace him included Anita Lynn Albright, a Realtor who serves on a variety of nonprofit boards; Jerald McDonald, a retired Harborside Condominium Association president who has been working on increasing Bremerton tourism; Dino Davis, a Realtor, Kiwanian and Union Hill Neighborhood Association member; and See COUNCILWOMAN, A9


Port of Bremerton CEO Tim Thomson outlined Tuesday night a restructuring and downsizing plan he told commissioners could save the agency an estimated $443,555 a year. It will also cost five jobs. The cost savings, achieved through layoffs, management restructuring and the recent resignation by the director of marine facilities, is close

to the roughly $365,000 the port is losing every year at the mostly empty Bremerton Marina. It also comes quickly on the heels of the rejection by commissioners of two bids to privatize the marina. Under Thomson’s plan, the Bremerton and Port Orchard marinas would have one marina operations manager instead of two and all port maintenance would be consolidated into one See CEO, A8

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Friday, February 8, 2013

Rotary members distribute free dictionaries

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Third-grade students at Crosspoint Academy pose with the dictionaries they received recently from area Rotarians.

Volunteers wanted for water festival


Volunteers are needed to help with the 2013 Kitsap County Water Festival on April 16 at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds. The Water Festival, created in 1995, hosts up to 1,200 students from across the county each year. Students learn the importance of protecting precious water resources and practical ways to implement water quality measures at home. Volunteers help with games and activities, guide student groups and help with set-up and break-down at the Festival. Volunteers are provided with lunch and receive a Kitsap Water Festival t-shirt to wear during the event and take home at the end of the day. For more information and to register as a volunteer go to visit www.

Representative needed for noxious weed board The Kitsap County Noxious Weed Control Board currently has an opening for a representative who resides within the boundary of the Central Kitsap weed control district (which corresponds with the local school district). Members of the Kitsap County Noxious Weed Control Board assist with the management of an effective

county weed control or eradication program of noxious weeds. Noxious weeds are invasive non-native plants that have been introduced to Washington through human actions that can have far reaching impacts on agriculture, recreational lands, natural resources, and human health and safety. For more information, contact Kitsap County Volunteer Services at 360 337-4650 or or go to boards/.

Leadership Kitsap Foundation accepting applications Leadership Kitsap is now taking applications for the Class of 2014. The application deadline is April 15 for the 10 month training program. The mission of Leadership Kitsap is to educate, prepare and connect a new group of committed leaders for community involvement in Kitsap County. The vision is to create a community where there is a diverse network of effective leaders educated in public policy issues and committed to serving as stewards. To find out more information about this 10-month community leadership program or to apply, visit www. Applications may be picked up at the Leadership Kitsap office inside the United Way office at 647 4th Street, Bremerton. For general questions please contact Kathy Nelson, at 360 782-1058 or email:

Zumba for ‘One Billion Rising’ YWCA of Kitsap County and Soroptomist International of Greater Bremerton Area will host a 20-minute Zumba class at noon on Feb. 14 at 905 Pacific Ave., Bremerton. The Zumba dance class will be led by certified Zumba instructor Jennifer Brantley. Suggested donation is $10. All are welcome. The Zumba class is part of the YWCA and SI of Greater Bremerton Area activities to mark One Billion Rising, the largest day of action in the history of V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against women and girls.

Library seeks Silverdale input Kitsap Regional Library is seeking community input for library services in the Silverdale area. The regional library hopes to gauge the interest level in local library services for the central Kitsap area to see if there is a need for a new Silverdale Library. The library has already sent inquiries to card-holders. “We are especially interested in getting this word out to people who are not connected with the library,” Brody said. The survey can be found at SilverdaleLibrary.

Gorst watershed forum set Kitsap County and the city of Bremerton are hosting an informational event regarding the Gorst Creek Watershed on Feb. 12, from

5 to 7 p.m. The program will focus on the Gorst Creek Watershed Plan and Environmental Impact Statement, as well as the Gorst Urban Growth Area Preliminary Land Use Alternatives. Attendees will have the opportunity to review information, participate in a mapping exercise, ask questions and provide comments. The Event will take place

The fourth annual Rotary dictionary distribution took place last week. Rotary clubs from Silverdale and East Bremerton handed out 872 American Heritage dictionaries to third-grade students. The Rotary clubs targeted 12 Central Kitsap elementary schools as well as Crosspoint Academy and home-schooled students. “If the looks on the children’s faces and the amaz-

ing student thank you notes received weren’t enough, the sincere appreciation of teachers and school staff is an added bonus,” the clubs said in a press release. Funding for the distribution came from the Great Kitsap Duck Race at Whaling Days, and three East Bremerton fundraisers: the Sweetheart Auction, the Bremerton Party and the Blast.

at the Kitsap Square Dance Association, Dance Hall, 6800 W Belfair Valley Rd. More information can be found at

Bremerton on Feb. 12. A Catfish dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m., with the show beginning at 7 p.m. Hot 8 Brass Band plays New Orleans style street music and has been featured on the HBO series, Treme. Tickets can be reserved from $10 to $65 at www. or by calling 360 373-6743. The ticket office is open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Friday, February 8, 2013

County gnaws on sales tax By KEVAN MOORE

Kitsap County commissioners haven’t fully embraced a sales tax increase for mental health services, but they aren’t running away from it either. “I think there was consensus to continue to explore the possibility. Beyond that, there haven’t been any decisions made,” said Commissioner Rob Gelder. Under state law, counties are able to implement a one-tenth of one percent sales tax increase to support mental health services. So far, 20 counties have implemented such a tax and all of them, with the exception of Spokane County, which put it out to a vote of the citizenry, were put into place by county boards. Following a study session last week, the board directed county staff to come up with a timeline that would allow commissioners and the public to further study the issues involved with such a tax hike. Supporters of the tax say it will likely raise about $3 million a year and, in order to build up reserves, money would not be awarded during the first year. From there, panels of experts will make recommendations as to which county groups that apply for the money and deal specifically with things like drug and alcohol addiction should be awarded. Backers also say that stringent evaluations would be performed every year to make sure that the money had a positive impact on mental health in Kitsap County. “I understand this is a need, but I want to know there is a way to evaluate things if we go down this road,” Gelder said. “I need to have a high level of confidence that what is being funded is having a good impact on mental health in the community. I want to make sure there is a good, solid process in place in how these funds will be vetted and what providers will get the funding so we get the biggest return and impact.” A growing list of supporters of the sales tax increase includes local judges, law enforcement personnel, city councils, mental health experts and others. As of mid-week, county staff were still putting together a schedule to further study and consider the issue. Calls to commissioners Charlotte Garrido and Josh Brown seeking comment were not returned. |


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Silverdale Estates #429355 $79,900 OPEN SUN 1-3 658 NE Libra Lane Very impressive 1566 sf, 3 bdrm/2 bth MFG home. Great architectural design w/open arches, shelved ceilings & warm custom colors. Huge kitchen w/island & breakfast nook plus formal dining rm. All appls stay. Lrg walk-in shower w/ grab bars & handicap ramp. Gated 55+ community w/many amenities. Close to shopping, restaurant & med facilities. Romelle Gosselin 360-779-5205 or 360-271-0342.

Hansville #432853 $229,900 OPEN SUN 1-4 36310 Hood Canal Drive Warm inviting 3 bdrm home nestled on an acre. Open flr plan w/ Pergo flooring, SS appliances, fresh interior paint and a pellet stove to keep you warm. Lg deck, aggregate patio w/ built in fire pit and more. Sue Tyson 360-509-0905 & Chris Todd 360-509-6319.

Tracyton #427528 $215,000 Great Location (& PRICE!) in the heart of Kitsap. Spacious home, renovated 2008, 3 beds + office/den, 2 full baths, large family rm on a .28 acre corner lot. Private, fenced, wooded back yard. Cedar siding, metal roof, 2 car attached garage. CK schools. Dino Davis 360-850-8566.

Olalla #441582 $69,777 Pancake flat and partially fenced building parcel with water, power, and septic already on lot. The old 1973 mobile home has no value and is a serious fixer. This property is located right on the border or Olalla and Gig Harbor. James Bergstrom 360-876-9600


Port Orchard #397176 $150,000 Great location next to banks & shopping center with lots of parking. Please use discretion when viewing property. Do not talk with owners. Joan Wardwell 360-876-9600

Poulsbo #412185 $89,900 OPEN SUN 1-4 19773 3rd Ave. NW #A5 Light & bright grnd flr 2 bdrm/1 bth condo overlooking Liberty Bay in Poulsbo. All appl stay. Woodburning fireplace in liv rm. Kevin Hannah 360-779-5205 or 360-620-3697. Manette #440270 $135,000 OPEN SUN 1-4 1717 E. 16th Street #A-202 Fabulously updated condo w/granite countertops, newer cabinets, white millwork, hrdwd flrs & plantation blinds. Joyful living w/a spacious view of Washington Narrows, Manette Bridge and Cascades from sunny, private deck. Washer/dryer/fridge included in sale. HOD cover w/g/s. Perfect place to call home full time or as a weekend getaway. No stairs! Norma Foss 360-779-5205. Kingston #444217 $163,500 OPEN SUN 1-4 10625 Kingston Meadow Circle Immaculate 4 bdrm townhouse in great neighborhood! Main flr bdrm w/adjacent bath, open living w/propane fireplace. 2nd floor boasts master suite & 2 addt’l bdrms that share a full bath. Janet Olsen 360-265-5992. Bremerton #414033 $169,000 OPEN SUN 1-4 1112 Evans Avenue W Remodeled cutie, 3 bdrm, 1 bth, 1932 sq.ft. plus a workshop in bsmt. NEW roof & siding (old siding removed/ asbestos abatement done); NEW kit includes cabinetry & appliances; NEW high efficiency gas furnace. Hosted by Kenette Donaldson 360-692-6102/360-229-1359. Bainbridge Island #418877 $189,000 OPEN SUN 1-4 300 High School Road #306 2 Bdrm, Sunny & Bright 964 sq.ft. Condo Cherry Cabinets/ Flring & Granite Countertops. White painted millwork package throughout hm. All appl stay: SS refrig, microwave & range w/garbage disposal & Washer & Dryer. Jeanette Paulus 360-692-6102/360-286-4321.

Barber Cut-off Rd, Kingston Prices starting at $199,900


Featuring several plans, including our great 1-story & main floor master plans. Purchase an existing home or select a lot & customize.Tucked in the coastal community of Kingston, you’ll enjoy restaurants, shopping, schools, beaches, parks, the marina and ferry, all within walking distance. Scott Anderson 360-536-2048/ Lorna Muller 360-620-3842 Port Orchard #389471 $200,000 OPEN SAT 1-4 2146 Indigo Point Place 4 bdrm, 3 bth home, 2023 sq.ft. built in 2007. Hardi plank siding, 2 car garage, deck, gas fireplace, downstairs fam rm. Borders on greenbelt. Hosted by Kenette Donaldson 360-692-6102/360-229-1359. Kingston #434883 $219,000 OPEN SAT 10-2 5655 NE Grove Lane Welcome home! This 3 bdrm/2.5 bth hm has fresh paint, carpet & laminate flrs. free standing propane stove. Master w/ walk-in closet & attd bath. Enjoy hot tub, fenced backyard, two Asian Pear Trees & RV parking. 2 community parks, one being a beach front park w/playground. Doug Hallock 360-271-1315. Silverdale #425705 $224,950 OPEN SUN 12-3 9651 Sandy Isle Lane NW MASTER SUITE ON MAIN FLOOR makes this 3 bdrm/2.5 bth super star home move to top of the list! Located in desirable Summerwind Subdivison, energy efficient natural gas utilities, all landscaping done by HOA, oversize 2 car garage, corner lot, hrdwd flrs. Karen Keefe 360-779-5205.

Silverdale #417699

Starting at $239,950

THURS – SUN 12-4. 4583 NW Atwater Loop

Come visit the charming new home community of SILVERLEAF, where you purchase not only a well-built home, but a lifestyle. Distinct cottagestyle Craftsman homes are available in 6-8 floor plans. The neighborhood features front porches, tree-lined streets and a park all in a convenient central location. Summer Davy 360-535-3625 or Steve Derrig 360-710-8086. Poulsbo #443426 $244,000 OPEN SAT & SUN 1-4 2100 Miss Ellis Loop Beautifully maintained rambler with 3-car garage in Deer Run. This sunny & bright rambler boasts vaulted ceilings, open great rm w/gas log frplc, eat in kitchen & tile floors in kitchen & bathrooms. Lg mstr bdrm w/beautiful bath & walk in closet & 2 guest rooms. Spacious deck has built in bench, a fully fenced yard, garden shed & plenty space for everyone. Catherine Jones & Sheenah Hellmers 360-779-5205. Poulsbo #444146 $265,000 OPEN SUN 1-4 8150 NE View Ridge Lane Immaculately maintained, warm & inviting, 3 bdrm/2.75 bath home has updated kitchen w/ Corian counters that opens up to the light filled living rm w/wood fireplace. Enjoy a “cup of Joe” on your pvt back deck overlooking the fully fenced yard & neighboring horse pasture & common space. Close to charming Indianola and access to wildlife preserves. Randy Taplin 360-779-5205 Hansville #429207 $269,900 OPEN SUN 1-4 37251 Olympic View Rd. NE Contemporary 3 bdrm/2 bth family & dining rm with 2 car garage. RV and boat parking. Enjoy Driftwood Key amenities of pool, marina, beaches and sports court. Bonnie Chandler 360-509-4949 or 360-779-5205. Indianola #423836 $339,000 OPEN SUN 1-4 20920 Kingston Street Well maintained NW style hm in desirable beach front comm. Only 10 mins to ferry, this stylish home has all new carpet, fresh paint, Australian Cypress flrs, high ceilings, a screened in porch & lrg private yard on 1.12 acres. The flexible flr plan w/an upstairs mstr ste w/a jacuzzi tub & its own deck. Bill Touchette 360-779-5205. Kingston #410224 $375,000 OPEN SUN 1-4 24875 NE Taree Drive View home close to downtown Kingston & ferries. 3 bdrm/3 bath w/ finished lower level. Main flr mstr & laundry. Open great rm w/kitchen, 2 car garage and large deck. Pat Miller 360-509-2385.. Poulsbo #444590 $399,000 OPEN SAT 1-4 18538 Noll Road NE Welcome home to your masterfully designed Craftsman. This sweetheart of a home has 3 bdrm/ 2.75 bth, 2360 sf w/a 1296 sf nearly completed basement. Oak hrdwd flooring, slate entry, designer colors, three zone radiant flooring, lrg master bthrm soaking tub. Complete w/covered porches, this home is set on 1.3 acre lot w/a great in town location. Tim Thompson 360-779-5205. Hansville #407187 $439,500 OPEN SUN 1-4 38206 Fawn Road NE Spectacular views of Hood Canal & Olympic Mtns from almost every rm. Immaculate 3007 SF daylight rambler. Main floor master w/5 piece bath, family room, game room & more. Huge entertainment deck. Sue Tyson 360-509-0905 or Chris Todd 360-509-6319. Kingston #425357 $569,000 OPEN SUN 1-4 7022 288th Street Seclusion & serenity on your shy 5 ac. Nature Preserve! Spacious Craftsman defined by quality & infused w/ natural elements of warm woods & exquisite stone finishes. Chef’s kitchen opens to great room & wide full length deck. Pvt main flr master suite. Upper level w/3 generous bdrms, & play spaces galore. Huge lower level game rm, guest space & storage. 7 min to ferries, shops. Annita Baze Hasen 360-779-5205.

BREMERTON Windermere Real Estate/Kitsap, Inc. 360-479-7004 •

Bainbridge Island #443047 $325,000 $5,000 Buyer Bonus on an end-unit townhouse in the heart of Winslow. Hm features a 2 car attached gar w/access off Sadie Lane, bthrms off each bdrom, additional windows due to end unit for additional natural light, & spacious balcony off main flr. Steve Derrig 360-692-6102/360-710-8086.

br e m erton Bremerton #412511 $119,000 New roof/paint on this 2bd/1.75 bath 1920’s bungalow w/ covered porch, period details- Master w/built-ins- gracious living & dining rms. Unfinished bsmnt w/2 roughed in rms & separate entrance. Fenced back yard. Not a short sale or bank owned! Kate Wilson 360-620-6830. Bremerton #409147 $129,500 Sweet price for a sweet 2 bdrm home, minutes to everything, w/bright kitchen, cove ceilings, pellet stove, & new carpet. Crisply tailored back yard w/ 8 X 12 fully-insulated extra room - perfect for an art studio or pampered pets, garage/shop & plenty of outdoor storage. Rod Blackburn 360-473-0225. Manette #384313 $152,000 Classic Style awaits you in this fabulous 4 bdrm, 1 1/2 story + basement home. A little TLC and this gem gem can shine again. Huge deck with hot tub, attached garage, dining room and water views with tons of space. Mike Draper 360-731-4907. Bremerton #443036 $279,000 Spacious 4000 sq ft multigenerational home features an in-ground pool, private suite with 2nd kitchen, hardwood floors, jetted master bath tub, updated kitchen, 3 fireplaces, and views of the Olympic Mountains. Come see this beauty today! Raven Rayne 360-405-6264.

nort h k its a p Poulsbo #395576 $239,000 Private home on acreage with 3 bdrm/2.5 baths. Close to Bainbridge Island & Poulsbo. Large kitchen, living rm w/a formal dining rm. Lg deck for entertaining & rm to expand gardens. Jet Woelke 360-271-7348. Kingston #444239 $539,000 Impeccable home with Puget Sound & Cascade Mtn views! Nearly 3900 SF with 4 bdrms plus a guest suite. Hardwood floors, granite kitchen, spa master bath, gas fireplace & more. Huge deck, 3 car garage & lovely landscape. On .43 acre, one mile to ferry. Cathy Morris 360-271-8448.

mu Lt i-Fa m iLY Bremerton #407493 $155,000 Easy 1-level living, 3 bdrm, 1.5 bth rambler w/new roof & frpl in living room has 1-car garage + workshop & bonus room. Set for home-based business. Fully fenced back yard w/lrg covered sky lighted patio. Pat Makins 360-286-3036. Bremerton #384501 $795,000 Beautifully updated 5-plex w/$51,000 net operating income. 100% occupied. Nicely lndscpd w/sprinkler system & fully fenced. Recently updated in 07. Enter to slate entry to liv rm w/vaulted ceiling, adjacent kit w/granite counter, breakfast bar, new brushed nickel fixtures. Each unit w/3 bdrms, 1.5 bth. Each unit w/attached 2 car gar. Efficient gas heat. Molly Ells 360-692-6102/360-620-2690.

pierCe Count Y Gig Harbor #416013 $115,000 Very clean home, with pride of ownership throughout! Remodeled kitchen, new cabinets, appliances, sink, and counters! New carpeting throughout home, master bath, and walk-in closet. Nice deck off of kitchen to enjoy your large yard from! Kim Bartell 360-876-9600

KINGSTON Windermere Real Estate/West Sound, Inc. 360-297-2661 •

POULSBO Windermere Real Estate/West Sound, Inc. 360-779-5205 •

Port Orchard #425313 $185,000 Are you looking for peace and serenity? This 4 bed/1.75 bath rambler w/ an open concept & a large, all-natural yard plus large deck for entertaining is an absolute must see! Jennifer Connelly Delay & Brandon Delay 360-876-9600 Manchester #309101 $214,950 Welcome to this condo with the most incredible views in all of Puget Sound! From Mt Rainier, 3 islands, 2 ferry runs & sparkling downtown Seattle. Completely remodeled so you’re ready to move in. Dana Soyat 360-876-9600 Port Orchard #441849 $314,777 Your very own lakefront retreat dedicated to delivering all the wonderful elements of nature, gorgeous grounds, wildlife, & the great NW lifestyle. A functional & diverse floor plan with 5 extra rooms to offer. This home was remodeled with an eye for elegance featuring stunning Mahogany hardwood, custom lighting, stainless steel, & slate. James Bergstrom 360-876-9600 Port Orchard #442207 $315,000 Spectacular views of Manchester! Watch the Ferries from your living room in this spacious but dated 4bed/3ba home. So much potential, move in and personalize at your own pace. Don’t miss the Wine Cellar in the basement. Estate sale includes 1 acre as your back yard! Dino Davis 360-850-8566. Port Orchard #374108 $349,900 4 bedrooms with master on the main level, master bath with walk-in closet. Hardwood floors in the kitchen and entry way. Solarium on the main level with views of Seattle and the sound. Joan Wardwell 360-876-9600

Wat er Fron t Colvos Passage #257510 $179,000 Waterfront property on Colvos Passage with excellent water & mountain views once it has been cleared of brush & trees. This 3.24 acres has over 90 ft of high bank/ medium bank waterfront. Linda Yost 360-876-9600 Kingston #372820 $310,000 Stunning Views of the Water, Mt Rainier w/Seattle in the Skyline & Cascade Mountains. 100 feet of Waterfront, .97 Acre only 1/2 mile away from the Ferry. 2 bdrm, 2 bth Top of the Line Marlett manufactured home situated on the property for the best views. Jeanette Paulus 360-692-6102/360-286-4321.

Lots & L a nD Poulsbo #133880 $69,900 Great 2.5 acre horse-friendly property next to miles of hiking, biking, & horse trails! Level & partially fenced parcel, beautiful & inviting, w/corners & boundaries clearly marked. Nicely treed. NK Schools.Mobile homes allowed. Jack Stodden 360-710-1369. Poulsbo #443724 $99,900 Stunning 2.5 level acres ready for your dream hm. Appvd for 3 bdrms. Easy access to existing driveway. Sit back & listen to the birds sing on the secluded tranquil setting. Sue Tyson 360-509-0905 or Chris Todd 360-509-6319.

Com m erCi a L Kingston #413410 $199,000 Amazing Opportunity in Downtown Kingston. UVC (Urban Village Center) zoning will allow either residential or commercial use or a combo of both. Ideal For A Live/ Work Environment. Excellent Location, Walk To Shops, Restaurants, & Ferry. Mike Draper 360-731-4907. Port Orchard #193493 $395,000 This space includes a kitchen, bar & a 2 bedroom apt & a sleeping apt. All kitchen & bar equipment goes with the building. This downtown location is 1 block from the foot ferry. Bryan Petro 360-876-9600

PORT ORCHARD Windermere Real Estate/Port Orchard, Inc. 360-876-9600 •

SILVERDALE Windermere Real Estate/West Sound, Inc. 360-692-6102 •

OPINION Bremerton

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Question of the week

This week’s question: Should the county adopt a one-tenth of 1 percent sales tax to fund mental health programs? Vote online at or Last week’s question: Should Silverdale incorporate? Bremerton Patriot: Yes- 20% - No- 80% Central Kitsap Reporter: Yes- 30% - No- 70%

Friday, February 8, 2013 | Bremerton Patriot

Paving the way

The opening of combat roles to women is necessary to remove social inequity


Last week was quite a week for women in the news. I’m not talking about Beyonce’s half-time performance at the Superbowl or the continuing saga of whether Hillary Clinton will run for president in 2016. I’m talking about the fact that the U.S. military ended its ban on women in combat. With the U.S. military’s decision allowing women to take on combat roles in wartime, America is saying that eventually, all military positions will be open to women. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said last week that the military will eliminate the policy of “no women in units that are tasked with direct combat.” While defense officials said not every position will open all at once, the Department of Defense will enter an “assessment phase,” in which each branch of service will examine all its jobs and units not currently integrated and then produce a timetable for integrating them. The Army and Marine Corps, especially, will be examining physical standards and gender-neutral accommodations within combat units. Every 90 days, the service chiefs will have to report on their progress. Women in the military have a history that extends more than 4,000 years in the past, throughout a large number of cultures and nations. Women have played many roles in the military, from ancient warrior women, to the women currently serving in conflicts, even though the vast majority of all combatants have been men in every culture. In the American Civil War, there were a few women who cross-dressed as men in order to fight. The roles of women in the military, particularly in combat, haven’t been without controversy. But now America has said women are fully equal to men in the military. Women can serve in combat. No longer do we see women as a class that needs protection from the horrors of war. The change needed to be made. Within the military structure, serving in combat is something that is deemed necessary in order to climb in rank. Promotion to some high positions requires combat service. This action clears the way for women who want to serve our military in every capacity.

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As Congress returns to Washington and gets back to the important work of balancing our budget, they are going to have to make some difficult decisions. I think we can all agree that balancing the budget is important, but we need to make sure Congress does it in a way that strengthens our community by protecting the programs that help struggling families. That’s why I think every member of congress should visit a local food bank before they make decisions about how to reduce our deficit. Hunger is a very real problem that affects every single county in the U.S., including ours, and programs that help put food on the table for struggling Americans are at risk of being decimated in the name of balancing the budget. There’s no better way to understand the issue of hunger in our community than to see food banks in action. If any members of Congress hasn’t visited a food bank recently, I encourage them to make a visit to see first-hand the impact hunger has on our community.


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election there is an abundance of campaign signs left littering our roadways. The very people who go to great lengths to convince us they are the best qualified, the most worthy to represent us and earn our vote are in fact not even responsible enough to oversee that their campaign signs are taken down. The majority of the signs were left by two particular candidates. I won’t name them, other than to say that one ran for county commissioner and the other ran for state governor. Both of their bids were unsuccessful. Perhaps the voters knew best! Yes, I know the elections are over and it is time to move on. It might be a lot easier for some of us to move on if signage of the last election were not left littering our neighborhood roadways. I thought there was some type of county or state law about littering along the roadway. Regular citizens are fined for littering. Why are politicians being given a free pass? As usual it is the task of the common citizens to clean up the mess left by irresponsible politicians. Vaughn H. Smith Silverdale

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going to magically disappear? No, of course not; once we are a city the current taxes already being paid will just stay in Silverdale. The county spends $320 million dollars annually. Voting YES to incorporate will keep $11M in Silverdale. If Kitsap County was spending that $11M in Silverdale now, there would be no change because when the city replaces county governance the city will be responsible for those expenses and the county will save those costs. The only difference is WHERE and WHO spends your taxes. For years the county has been taking funds from Silverdale and spending them elsewhere and that is the reason they fear “losing (Silverdale’s) tax revenue.” The “No” yard signs say higher taxes. So which is it, are taxes magically disappearing or going higher? Neither. Sales taxes (85%) will stay in Silverdale and property taxes will go down as the county road tax is eliminated. The City of Silverdale will have more money per person than any other local city. Citizens of Silverdale may choose to build a new library or improve the parks, but people here will decide that for themselves, not the county. Voting yes to incorporate the City of Silverdale remedies the “lost tax revenue” and keeps your taxes within your community. Replacing county control with directly elected representation will fix “taxation without representation.” Vote YES to form the City of Silverdale. |

Another voice about incorporation The time is fast approaching for the voters within the proposed “Incorporated Silverdale City” boundaries to vote for “Incorporation”. What are some real consequences of this act of incorporation? Over the years “Un-incorporated Silverdale” has been allowed to evolve into a regional economic powerhouse. During this build out the taxpayers of Kitsap County have subsidized the installation of state of the art infrastructure, such as streets, sidewalks, water, electricity, gas, sewage treatment, fire and police protection, for the residences and businesses of “Un-incorporated Silverdale.” The entire population of Kitsap County has become dependent on the millions of tax dollars that flow into the common coffers of Kitsap County. A large part of the cost of paying a family wage to an un-incorporated Kitsap County fire fighter, the fine Kitsap County Sheriff’s office protection, the skilled persons who maintain the Kitsap County infrastructure, schools, and institutions, comes directly from Silverdale generated tax dollars. Remove these tax dollars, to install a new political power base, and even that chuck hole, in the road to Holly, will not be filled in a timely manner. For the sake of all the residents of Kitsap County, and especially in these troubled economic times, the proponents of “Silverdale Incorporation” should have an epiphany and recognize that an “Un-incorporated Silverdale” has become too big to fail.

Marcus Hoffman Silverdale

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n incremental sales go and how they would be tax increase to accounted for. You would fund additional or expect a fully developed expanded mental health ser- process for transparency to vices in Kitsap County sure already be constructed. As a sounds like a good idea on citizen you would expect to the surface, but good luck either vote on this yourself or for there to digging below be a reasonthat surface Everything able amount for any of the of time for details to the Bremerton your elected current prorepresentation posal makto review all ing its way of the details around. The presented group behind and distribute the current these details proposal is back to their looking for constituency support and for feedback approval from Colleen Smidt before any the County Commissioners or any other vote of support was cast on governing elected body in their part. If you are a citizen of Kitsap County it can get a presentation in front of for Bremerton, not one of these expectations was met or a vote. For a proposal of this mag- even barely considered. On January 16, a vote of nitude which will generate approximately $2.8 million the Bremerton City Council to $3.4 million annually you on Resolution 3168 to supwould expect a significant port Kitsap County’s enactamount of support data to be ment of one-tenth of 1 perincluded in any public pre- cent Sales and Use Tax in sentations. As a citizen you Kitsap County was cast. would expect a full, detailed This resolution passed. presentation on exactly Would you like to know where your tax dollars would the total number of support

documents submitted by the Kitsap County Strategic Leadership for a Community Behavioral Health Plan that were used for the council to decide their vote of support on? There were only six actual pages of documents submitted for a tax increase that will generate millions of dollars a year. One city council member that voted to approve this sits on the board for Kitsap Mental Health which is one of the targeted recipients. Another city council member, who also voted to approve this, is an employee of the Bremerton School District -another targeted recipient. One item of the proposal that was not included in the City Council packet was the complete list of names of who is actually in the group behind the proposal. I was able to secure that document at a later date from the county website. After reading the names on this list, I was outraged that such a knowledgeable group of career professionals, who operate and oversee local agencies that exist to serve this community, would be so callus towards the very residents

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and taxpayers who will be paying for the increase if it passes. The people on this list know better. They are required to operate at a much higher level than this within their own organizations. So why are they cutting corners on transparency and accountability now? I am sure the overall intention of helping those in need is a good one and a one-tenth of 1 percent sales tax increase could accomplish a big step forward with those intentions. However the language of the proposal with words like “supplant existing funding” raise a lot of concern, so does the complete lack of a full and detailed presentation being made available to the taxpayers for a full review well before any vote is cast to implement it. I encourage the Kitsap County Commissioners to hold off on approving this tax increase until the entire plan has been made available to the public and taxpayers, and they are given ample time to have questions answered, give comments and feedback.

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Local glass and metal artist had humble beginning By Leslie Kelly

Lisa Stirrett would be the first to admit that her artistic talent was discovered almost by accident. “I’d been fishing and I caught this little rock cod,” she said, holding her hands out to measure about eight inches. “I’d been studying Gyotaku (the Japanese art of fish imprinting). So when I got home I decided to try it. I put orange paint on the fish and pressed it against a piece of white paper. It was at that moment that I said to myself, ‘This is what I can do.’” That was in 1988. And in the years since, Stirrett has become a well-known Pacific Northwest artist. She works in metals, cast glass, gyotaku, encaustic (a form of sculpting with beeswax) and fine art painting. Her work reflects her passion for the natural beauty of the sea and her Native American heritage. “It doesn’t take much to figure out what my colors are,” she said. “Orange and red is everywhere. But lately, I’m pushing myself to do a lot in blues and greens because that’s the most popular colors right now in people’s homes.” Most of her work is done on commission. But she produces enough art to have a shop-full, which she opened last summer at 9536 NW Silverdale Way. Prior to that, she had a smaller studio down the road from her new location. She and her husband, Steve, bought the former Farmall Tractor building in May 2011 and spend a year renovating it. “I’d seen this building all my life,” she said. “I’d always loved it. When it became available, I wanted to see inside it. So I called my Dad (who is a Realtor)

and he got me in it.” That was all it took. Stirrett knew the building that was built in the 1940s was just the place for an expanded studio and shop. But it took a lot of work. She had to have the trusses beefed up with metal booths, additional wood, and peeler poles. The interior walls were drywalled, keeping the original cinderblock construction underneath. New electrical work had to be done and new cement floors were poured. That surface was then acid-washed to bring out warmth and color. But the most important feature, Stirrett said, was the old garage doors. They were saved and are now the front of the building, where clear pane glass windows reflect all the color of the artwork inside. “This building just spoke to me,” she said. “I would have moved in the moment I saw it, but I knew we needed to do some work to it in order to make it a place people would want to come to and enjoy.” And it is. The building has a complimentary coffee bar and sitting gallery that she offers to the public for small groups to meet. Sometimes, students or business people just come in to sit and do work while surrounded by beautiful art. An old truck bumper, complete with an Alaska vehicle license plate, acts as a shelf over a leather sofa. Cushy chairs and a couple of iron side tables sit nearby. “The idea of this place is that it is somewhere where I can work and where I can teach classes,” she said. “It’s somewhere emerging artists can come and talk about their ideas. It’s a place where different needs can be met.” It’s a far cry from where she thought she’d be working.

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“I was half-way through college at the University of Washington studying political science and planning on going to law school when I realized I had different interests,” she said. “But I was paying for my own education. So I stayed and finished and got my degree.” After she graduated and was married, she knew she wanted a career where she could work at home and raise children. She has two sons, ages 23 and 20. When her oldest was just an infant, she took her fish-print idea to fabric and made a rubbing on a white infant garnet. With her son in the stroller and her works on hangers laying over the top of the stroller, she headed off to the Seattle Gift Mart, trying to find a representative to market her art. Within a short time, her work was for sale at Nordstrom’s Made in Washington stores, shops in Los Angeles and Atlanta and at Epcot Center. “I loved it because they just sent me orders and I stayed home and made things,” she said. Her work expanded to workout wear with fish prints and other abstract color, and soon she found herself in a Nordstrom store on a Mother’s Day painting on a black leotard and leggings, while it was on a live model. “There was a huge crowd around and they were announcing my name and there I was with gold and silver paint, painting from one

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Lisa Stirrett has moved her art studio to a larger location. shoulder, across the model’s mid-section and down to the other leg.” Raising two children and working throughout the night soon wore on her. So she gave up the clothing art and began teaching classes at her home on Rocky Point. “Everything from paper-

making to basket-weaving, to teaching women how to start their own business,” she said. During that time in the late 1990s and into 2000, she began to create in glass, steel and tile. Working with well-known masters in those mediums, including Scott Curry and Mike Dupille, she

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soon was creating art for public places like the Bremerton Transportation and Ferry Terminal, the Bremerton Conference Center and Anthony’s Restaurants. That led her to need a kiln of her own. At the time, it was too big for her old shop, but when she moved into her larger new location she took it with her. Her studio sponsors events for charity and she has shows of artwork done by other local artists. She keeps regular store hours from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays to Fridays, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays She has works for sale from $5 to “in the thousands.” Some pieces are as large as eight feet in length. “I want to sell everything,” she said. “Because I need the space. I have so much in my brain that needs to come out and I need the room to display it all.” She creates daily at the business and welcomes visitors to watch her work. “None of this means anything without sharing it,” she said. “My studio is my place on the wall. I want it to be a place where the community can gather and connect, a place to be creative and a place that inspires.” For more check out www. or call her at 360 536-2772.

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“If either or both of those go into effect it’s going to mean fewer shipyard availabilities at places like Puget Sound Naval Shipyard,” Mabus said. Mabus also talked about an announcement by the Secretary of Defense earlier in the day. “The USS Truman and her strike group will not be going to the Arabian Gulf on Friday as scheduled and we’ll have only one carrier in the gulf,” he said. “This is a good example of what is happening because of the

uncertainty of the budget.” Sec. Mabus noted that a civilian hiring freeze has already gone into effect, but sequestration and the continuing resolution could bring the possibility of furloughs which he said, “would seriously hit the income and morale of civilian workers.” At one point, Sec. Mabus was asked whether the worst-case budget scenario is the most likely scenario for the Navy. “I think we have to prepare and plan and take some action now in case the worst-case scenario happens,” he said. “I’m truly hopeful that the worst case does not.” It wasn’t all doom and

gloom at Wednesday’s event, though. Sec. Mabus noted that he made a point of telling the sailors and Marines how proud he and the country are of what they do. “Fewer than one percent of Americans serve in uniform today and they don’t get to see enough of what the Navy and Marine Corps do on a day-to-day basis,” he said. “We are America’s away team and they don’t get to see how good, how professional, how talented and skilled and educated and how dedicated this Navy and Marine Corps team is. It’s the most formidable expeditionary fighting force the world has ever known.”


Strachan said that the advantage to being a chief, rather than a sheriff in a large county, is that things are somewhat more defined geographically and, in a sense, easier to monitor and manage. “It’s easier to connect with the community, civic groups and residents,” he said. Strachan and his wife, who works as an attorney in Seattle, are now living in south King County but are exploring a possible move


department with a facilities maintenance manager overseeing operations. In addition, Thomson calls for the elimination of the director of business development. Thomson said laid off employees would receive one week of severance pay for every year they have worked at the port. Commission President Larry Stokes said that Thomson would have sole authority in implementing the plan and making the layoffs. The port will accept written public

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to this side of the water. Lent said that after some negotiation, his salary was set at just over $138,000. Chief Craig Rogers, who retires this week after 37 years of service with BPD, including seven years a chief, was making a little over $141,000 per year. Strachan is already bringing cultural changes to the city’s police force by not asking the city for a vehicle, Lent said. Instead, he will receive a $350 monthly stipend to drive his own car, a figure that Lent said is comparably low. She told the council, for example, that the executive director of Kitsap

Transit gets a $450 stipend for his personal vehicle. Strachan took over as King County Sheriff when Sue Rahr stepped down in April 2012. He lost his bid for election to current Sheriff John Urquhart in November. Prior to joining the sheriff’s office he was the chief of police in Kent. Others that applied for the Bremerton police chief job included Jefferson County Sheriff Anthony Hernandez, Washington State Patrol Capt. Robert Johnson, former Santa Paula, Calif., Chief Stephen MacKinnon and WSP Capt. Stephen Sutton.

comment until Feb. 8 and Thomson will announce his final decision Feb. 12, potentially hiring a facilities maintenance manager the following day and sending layoff notices the day after that. Chris Tibbs, a North Kitsap resident who made an unsuccessful bid for election to the county commission in November and was recently named chair of the Kitsap County Republican Party, spoke to the port commission as a private citizen Tuesday. He applauded port restructuring, but said it might go too far. He also singled out Thomson as part of the problem. “I think we’re talk-

ing about administrative issues,” he said. “I think it might be better for the Port of Bremerton to consider rather than restructuring the organization, looking at new leadership in the CEO position … I think certainly under the right leadership this organization can move forward.” After some brief applause by the audience, Stokes told the crowd, “I wanna remind everybody that I want this meeting to stay positive. I do not want any criticism. If you wanna criticize be kind enough to put it into writing. I just don’t want tonight, I think tonight it’s really important to keep everything on the positive.”

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MAP test controversy hasn’t reached Kitsap schools By WES MORROW

The Measures of Academic Progress test, commonly known as the MAP, has been the center of a clash between administration and educators in Seattle School District. Across the sound in Central Kitsap School District, however, the test has met with more optimism. More than 100, and possibly as many as 200, of the 295 districts in Washington use the MAP test. While the Bremerton School District does not administer the MAP, Central Kitsap does. The controversy in Seattle began in January when teachers at Garfield High School announced they refused to administer the test to students. The teachers listed a number of reasons they say led to their refusal to give the test, but representatives at Central Kitsap School District said they haven’t come up against such concerns here. “The feedback we’ve gotten has been very positive,” said Chris Wyatt, Central Kitsap’s director of student services. The MAP test is a computer-based assessment test used for reading and math. The test starts by giving students questions based on their grade-level standards. So all students in a second grade class would begin with the


Michael Goodnow, the director of development at Hospice of Kitsap County and chair of Community Development Block Grant Review Committee. Davis and Goodnow each got one vote in the first round while Priest and McDonald each earned three votes to advance to a second round that ended in a four-four tie. In the third round, Priest picked up a fifth vote to earn the seat. (See accompanying vote for details.) Prior to the balloting, Councilman Adam Brockus asked City Attorney Roger Lubovich whether there could be any conf lict of interest concerns in voting due to pending voter-approved redistricting that will shrink the council from nine districts to seven districts. “Considering one of us might have to run against this person, is there any reason we should not (vote

same level of questioning. After that, the test begins to recalibrate its questioning based on the answers given by each student. If a student is answering most questions correctly, the test will respond by asking more advanced questions. If a student isn’t doing very well, the test will adjust to less advanced questions. The purpose, Wyatt said, is to gauge each student’s level of understanding and progress. Teachers could theoretically then use those results to inform and tailor their instruction for each pupil. Central Kitsap began field testing the MAP during the 2010-11 academic year after receiving a grant from the Department of Defense Education Association. The first year only 12 teachers administered the test, one at each elementary school. After receiving positive feedback from that core group of teachers, Wyatt said, the district essentially doubled the number of teachers using the test for 2011-12. This is the third year of implementation for the MAP at CK and more than 100 teachers are using the test to guide instruction. All Central Kitsap students in second, third and sixth grade should be taking the test this year. Kitsy Lee-Wick, a sixth grade teacher at Cottonwood Elementary, is administering

the test to her students for the second year. Lee-Wick said she’s happy with the test and glad the district started using it. “We do not have a lot of reading assessment, so this is a reading assessment that is fairly easy to administer,” she said. “You can give it to your whole class and get the results in 24 hours.” While the district reported there hasn’t been concern in Central Kitsap, the complaints of teachers at Garfield High in Seattle show a different view toward the test. Garfield teachers listed a number of concerns about the MAP in their press conference in January, including tying up of the computer lab with testing and taking lagging students away from much-needed class time. Rich Wood at the Washington Education Association, the largest teachers union in the state, said they support the Garfield teachers in their boycott. “With that specific test it’s an issue in Seattle of how that test is being used there at those schools,” Wood said. “What’s going on in Seattle is specific to Seattle.” According to Wood, WEA’s biggest problem with tests like the MAP is the amount of money spent and time taken away from the classroom for already stretched budgets and lagging students.

tonight)?” Brockus asked. Lubovich said it wasn’t an issue. “There is no legal conflict,” he said. “We vetted that out and it’s very clear.”

Priest was slated to take her oath of office to join the council at the start of the regular business meeting Wednesday.

The vote

Here is a breakdown of Monday’s city council balloting to choose Roy Runyon’s replacement. The applicants, number of votes they earned and the city council members who voted for them are included: Round one: Wendy Priest — 3 (Carol Arends, Faye Flemister and Adam Brockus) Jerald McDonald — 3 (Eric Younger, Nick Wofford and Jim McDonald) Dino Davis 1 — (Greg Wheeler) Michael Goodnow — 1 (Leslie Daugs) Anita Lynn Albright — 0 Round Two: Priest — 4 (Arends, Wheeler, Brockus and Flemister) McDonald — 4 (Wofford, Younger, Daugs and McDonald) Round Three: Priest — 5 (Flemister, Wheeler, Arends, Daugs and Brockus) McDonald — (McDonald, Younger and Wofford)

Lee-Wick said she hasn’t had any of those concerns with the MAP. She said compared to tests she has used in the past, MAP is quick in both testing and turn-around with of results. Both the association and the district pointed out that the situation in Seattle should not be used entirely as a barometer for every other district or school. Wyatt said during its field testing, CK tried implementing the test in classrooms and found the result wasn’t effective enough to continue using in high schools. “I think you might get a different story from elementary teachers than you would from secondary teachers,” Lee-Wick said. “I think for elementary instruction it’s a really good assessment for the amount of time you put into it.” Administrators at Central Kitsap said that at the moment the MAP isn’t used to evaluate teacher effectiveness. It is used to guide instruction and for professional development, but not in teacher performance evaluations. That professional development aspect, Wyatt stressed is the real benefit of MAP. The MAP, fittingly for its name, acts as a sort of guide for teachers to see which students might be benefitting from recent teaching and which might not be. “We were very intentional about the professional development,” said David Beil, the district’s community development director.

Central Kitsap administrators said they didn’t want to comment on Seattle’s situation. Wyatt did say, however, to any district not tying professional development into the administering of a test like the MAP, “You’re throwing away your money.” MAP is just one of the methods the district uses to judge student progress, to “inform and recalibrate instruction,” according to Wyatt. “It’s important to not use just one assessment,” she said. The school district and

teachers union are just starting negotiations for the upcoming school year, according to Jeanne Beckon, executive director of human resources at the school district. The state has told districts they need to implement a data component into teacher evaluation in the next couple years to meet national Common Core standards. The data component portion of that assessment may be the MAP or it may be a different test, Wyatt said. But, she added, it will likely be an adaptive test similar to the MAP.

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Student homelessness rapidly increasing By WES MORROW

Look at the marching band. Look at the football team. Look at any classroom in the Bremerton school district and odds are you’re likely to see at least one homeless student. It’s no secret Bremerton has a higher than average number of students from low-income families. In 2012, more than 60 percent of Bremerton students qualified for free or reduced price lunches, a commonly accepted measurement of poverty in schools. What might come as more of a surprise, is the number of students in Bremerton living without a permanent home. As of last year, 4.5 percent of students attending classes in the Bremerton School District were reported to be homeless. The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction released a report Monday detailing an increase of homelessness among students in Washington. It reported 27,390 homeless students in Washington. And according to the report, the number of homeless students in Washington grew by nearly 10,000 from 18,670 in 2008. The report also released statistics

based on Washington’s 295 school district boundaries. The most recent numbers show instances of homelessness continue to climb despite signs of an improving economy. “The incidences of homeless children in our community has definitely been greater in recent years,” said Larry Eyre, director of Kitsap Community Resources, a nonprofit that partners with social services in Bremerton. In 2008, Bremerton School District reported 31 homeless students. That placed it 112th among the nearly 300 districts in Washington. By 2012, the number of homeless students in Bremerton had jumped to 227. While the statewide number grew by 46.7 percent, the number of homeless students in Bremerton grew by more than 600 percent. The state Superintendent’s report lists reasons for the state-wide increase as varied. Included are job loss, unforeseen illness, increasing housing costs and foreclosures. Patty Glaser, communications director for Bremerton School District, said part of the reason numbers have increased so greatly is because of changes in the way students are categorized. Students

who might not have been counted before, are now. Changes in reporting help explain state-wide increases, but don’t account for all of the increase seen in Bremerton. As Bremerton’s homelessness has increased at a much higher rate than the rest of Washington, more factors are involved. Some other small districts, similar in size to Bremerton, have had significant economic factors that caused their numbers to leap, like Shelton, which has suffered from the decline of the lumber industry, one of the area’s primary job sources. According to Glaser, it’s hard to pin Bremerton’s increase on any single factor. “Our poverty has continued to grow,” Glaser said. “The number of families that have gone from middle income to where they’re considered homeless — you can’t look at just one reason for why these things are happening.” While Bremerton ranked 112th of 300 Washington school districts in 2008, it now ranks 33rd. That rank is not per-capita. Bremerton ranks 33rd in the state, despite having only 4,981 students. The significant majority of school

House divided on schools By Kylee Zabel WNPA Olympia News Bureau

A showdown on the House floor over an amendment offered by Republicans to operating rules for the House of Representatives — which would create a separate budget for K-12 education funding — provoked Enumclaw Rep. Cathy Dahlquist (R-31st District, Enumclaw) to ask, “Where has the majority party been the last 10 years?” Democrats, who are in the majority, rejected the Republican proposal to House Resolution 4608 in a 52-41

roll-call party-line vote. The proposal, known as “Fund Education First,” would have required a separate budget to be formed for public education and would require it to be funded before all other budgets. Education funding is now part of the general state operating budget. The Republicans first introduced the legislation in 2006 and have done so each session year. Placing blame on Democrats for being inactive on the public education financing front, Dahlquist

charged, “We would not be asking for this amendment today if the majority party (members) had done what they were supposed to do and upheld their paramount duty to fund education first.” While Republicans urged their counterparts to pass the amendment, Democrats refused, using the argument that funding education separately would fail to address the multiple financing and operational shortfalls present in Washington’s education system. Rep. Ross Hunter (D-48th District, Medina) said that



that was passed in 2010 and signed into law by Gov. Chris Gregoire. Funding measures include the state allocating more than $9,000 per student per year, paying 95 percent of pupil transportation costs, reducing class sizes, funding full-day kindergarten and providing monies for supplies, maintenance and operating costs. More than $10,000 is being spent now on each student annually by a combination of state and federal funding. However, Hunter stated that the Republican proposal is nothing but superficial compliance. “It’s a waste of time and will distract the public,” he said. Rep. Gary Alexander (R-2nd District, Olympia)

maintained that “Fund Education First” is more than a Republican slogan. “It’s not going to delay the process,” he said. “We’ve already demonstrated we can do this in a very responsible way and in a very timely way.” But Rep. Timm Ormsby (D-3rd District, Spokane) says he’d rather fund education right, than first. He stated that for some Washington students and families, realities of hunger, lack of shelter and poor health can take precedence over concerns for education. “We have a long history of knowing that separate is not equal,” he said. “We [need to] fund education in the context of all of our other obligations, not separate.”


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the proposal before the House doesn’t actually address the Supreme Court’s McCleary decision, citing the disproportionate amount of times the ruling mentions the word “funding” versus the word “first;” 233 times to 13 times, respectively. Article 9, Section 1 of the Washington Constitution declares, “It is the paramount duty of the state to make ample provision for the education of all children residing within its borders.” In the January 2012 McCleary v. State decision, the Washington State Supreme Court unanimously declared that the Legislature must meet its 2018 funding mandate outlined in Engrossed Substitute House Bill 2261

afford to operate some of its most beneficial services for low-income families. She said in some cases, the district cut out other programs in an attempt to keep services like before- and after-school programs. Eyre said at Kitsap Community Resources their funding has stayed relatively stagnant despite the significant increases in local need. “If you look at recent years, say five years, the amount of funding has essentially been the same,” Eyre said. Last January, the State Supreme Court ruled in McCleary v. Washington that the state was failing to provide enough money to schools for the education of Washington’s children. While lawmakers in Olympia struggle with the state budget and attempt to increase education funding by as much as $1 billion, districts like Bremerton will be watching the state legislature to see if some form of relief comes. Even though the state is required to increase education funding, Glaser’s comments remained more reserved than optimistic. “We’ll just have to wait and see,” she said.

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districts that ranked higher than Bremerton in homelessness have vastly more students. Only four districts ahead of Bremerton on the list have fewer than 6,000 students. The school district is required to provide the same access to education to homeless youth as to any other student according to the McKinney-Vento Act, a Federal law. As a school district with a high poverty level, Bremerton receives additional Title I funding from the Federal government. But Glaser said that money only goes so far. “The Federal money does not cover the total cost for us to educate students based on the high level of poverty we have here,” she said. “Even if we get Federal dollars, we spend more than the Federal dollars that we get.” Bremerton has a number of programs aimed at low-income and homeless families. It is one of the only districts in the state to offer all-day kindergarten at every one of its elementary schools, and it partners with Kitsap Community Resources to offer pre-school programs for students whose families couldn’t otherwise afford them. Because of cuts in Title I funding, Glaser said Bremerton can’t



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Kendra Willis places third in individual competition 1A/2A/3A: Team Scores: 1. Mark Morris High School, 7694 points. 2. Timberline, 7574. 3. R A Long, 7534. 4. Bremerton, 7291. 5. Kennewick 7183. 6. Wilson, 7085. 7. Olympic, 7065. West Valley, 6607 Individual Scores: 1. Janaye Kilgore, Mark

Morris, 1,295. 2. Cortnie Brathovd, North Thurston, 1,211. 3. Kendra Willis, Olympic, 1,199. 4. Karissa Shiftlet, Kennewick, 1,183. 5. Hunter FruehlingThomas, Wilson,1,177. 6. Alex Lanning, Mountain View, 1,164. 7. Ashley Aarts, Black Hills, 1,155. 8. Candice Goldfinch, Everett, 1,113. 9. Elise Yates, R A Long, 1,108. 10. Brittany Schlauch, Mark Morris, 1,106. Megan Wittenberg of Bremerton finished in eleventh place with a score of 1,104. Abby King of Bremerton finished in thirteenth place with

1,099. Helaina Hilligoss of Bremerton finished in eighteenth place with 1,059.

4A Individual Scores: 1. Madison Crockett, Skyview, 1,324. 2. Kalya Zabel, Cascade, 1,267. 3. Alyssa Feller, Rogers, 1,245. 4. Adrienne Schock, Battle Ground, 1,242. 5. Wylicia Faley, Battle Ground, 1,216. 6. Elisa Couch, Emerald Ridge, 1,140. 7. Megan Walls, Eisenhower, 1,109. 8. Porche’ Chartrand, Camas, 1,067. 9. Morgan Stout, Central Kitsap, 1,058. 10. Stacey Dettling, Evergreen, 1,055.

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Adding men to serve on the board of directors for the YWCA of Kitsap County is a big move, admits Executive Director Linda Joyce. “But it just makes sense,” Joyce said. “It broadens our voice and it makes our voice louder.” As of this month, three men will join the 20-member board, something that hasn’t happened since the organization was founded in the mid 1800s. The men, Robert Forbes, Ray Garrido and Gary Simpson, join a fourth new board member Wendy Miles, a Strategic Planning Manager for the Keyport Naval Undersea Warfare Center. “This was just the right thing to do,” Joyce said. “We’ve had men supporting our organization and helping us all along the way. But we didn’t have the vision to make any of it official until recently.” The YWCA of Kitsap County, 905 Pacific Ave. in Bremerton, provides temporary-emergency housing, transitional housing, and advocacy support for survivors of domestic violence and their children. Annually, over 6,000 women, men, and children access YWCA programs. Joyce said that from the inception of the YWCA, the work was thought to be

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“for women, by women to improve women” and their place in the world. That was what the movement was all about. “It was not until 2006 when the organization took a vote on the national level to allow men to join the YWCA as members,” she said. “And as that happened, it allowed them to become board members, too.” For a time, Kitsap County YWCA didn’t recruit men, only because the organization already had men working with them, either as spouses of members or friends of the group. In some communities, she said, YWCAs sought out men to join because of their funding sources. “It was thought that the organization was discriminatory by excluding men and therefore some grants and gifts came into question. We would explain that our membership was just women. But that explanation became weak. We knew we had many men who came to our events and who supported our work in the community and so, finally, we decided that we should officially invite them to join.” Last September, the local YWCA board voted to allow men to be members and hence, board members. Joyce was in a position to find some men who would serve. Three men came to mind immediately, she said. “I’ve known Ray for a long time,” she said. Garrido is a Web Developer and owner of a consulting business. “He’s one of the soldiers of

our community. And he had told me, ‘When you accept men on your board, call me.’ So I did.” Garrido, who serves on a number of other community boards, said he was “blown away” by the invitation to join the board. “I’ve kidded over the years with Linda about why she didn’t have any men on her board,” he said. “So I’m sure that when they decided to diversify, I came to mind.” Garrido said he has been impressed with the services that the YWCA has for women and families who are victims of domestic violence. “My wife and I have always supported the YWCA,” he said. “We really believe in the programs they have to help domestic violence victims. We want to be a part of that, but right now I have more time to serve than my wife does.” Those programs are what helped Joyce make connections to the two other men who will now serve on the board. Both Forbes and Simpson have careers in law enforcement. “I’ve been aware of the great work the YWCA does for years,” Simpson said. “As a Kitsap County deputy sheriff, I’ve learned a great deal about how victims of domestic violence are helped through their programs. I have actually lost a member of my family to domestic violence and I decided I wanted to step up and serve in a capacity that would help others who suffer domestic violence. That’s what brought me to join

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their board.” Joyce said Simpson had served on the YWCAs domestic violence task force. So it was only natural to think of him when adding men to their board. “To take something as painful as losing a child to domestic violence, and turn that around and move forward so that others can benefit from that experience is really something great,” she said. Simpson said he wants to be an advocate for the YWCA and spread its message to others in the community. “I respect the same kinds of values that the Y has,” he said. “I’m thrilled they want me and I’m happy to be a part of their mission.” Forbes, a community volunteer and former chief of police in Bremerton, was recruited by Joyce because he and his wife, Jennifer, had supported the YWCA for years. “Jennifer said to me that Rob wanted to ask me something,” Joyce said. “When we talked, he told me that he wanted to join our board.” As a former chief for 15 years, Forbes and Joyce had served together on a citizen’s advisory board. Joyce said she knew he understood the mission of the YWCA. “His expertise in the area of law enforcement and situations of domestic violence will add so much to what we do,” she said. Forbes said he was honored to be asked and is excited to serve. “For years I have worked with victims of domestic violence and seen how that can devastate a family,” he said. “I’m now in a position to bring my perspective to the board. I want to be an ambassador for them and a conduit to the community to spread the word about the available services.” Joyce said having men on the board will bring new perspective to the board. “We have a large board and we seek out people of all ages and races and ideas. That keeps us engaged with our community. And it’s crucial to have the male perspective in our midst when we look at what families and women encounter in life,” she said. “This is a huge milestone. We’ve always had men among us at the YWCA. But now they will be officially a part of the work we do and the lives we change.”

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Military marriages are evolving The unflattering stereo- blooded American wouldn’t type of suzie-homemaker love the idea of a dashing military wives who bake cas- man in uniform and his seroles and follow their hus- pretty little wife? bands wherFrom this ever they go mindset, Navy Wise did not come the storied, from nowhere. old-school It came from military history. But wives club times are emerged: changing, and white gloves, I wonder, has calling our military cards, tea culture kept parties. And up? from these, Historically, Sarah Smiley A m e r i c a’s military marsometimes riages were a no-brainer. derogatory view of all miliYoung men in the service tary wives grew. But as had dependable work and recently as the 1970s, part pay at a young age. They of a military member’s work were heroic and masculine, evaluation still included a and they were naturally bent category for his wife: Does toward protecting others. she host parties? Is she supThis fit well with America’s portive? long held view of women: American women, it nurturing, dependent and seemed, had come a long dedicated to being some- way, but military wives were one’s supporting cast. held in the past. America ate this stuff up. Maybe military wives We promoted it. (See Alfred wanted to change, but how Eisenstaedt’s famous “V-J could they? Given what servDay in Times Square” pho- ing in the military requires, tograph of a sailor and nurse marriage to a service memkissing.) No one even ques- ber all but guaranteed a life tioned it. What 1940s red- of dependency.

When I first because a military wife in 1999, it was still customary for people to urge us (“us” being new military brides) to consider careers that could travel. Nursing and teaching were touted as especially military friendly because they are somewhat transportable. It was deemed incompatible to be a lawyer or doctor and marry a man in the military. How could you work your way up in the practice or firm? I’m sure military wives thought about the same things in the 1970s, except that back then, many women still weren’t considering careers as lawyers or doctors. A military marriage wasn’t yet detrimental to things like salary, retirement and professional fulfillment. The system still worked. Today, however, women are gaining on men for the status of primary bread winner. Women are holding more high-level positions in companies. Their careers don’t always travel well. Their aspirations aren’t easily put on hold or set aside. Our culture has tipped

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from one that automatically casts women as the homemaker wife to one that views successful, career-oriented women as a given. In contrast, the military lifestyle has changed very little from the 1940s to now. Service members still make relatively decent pay at a young age. They still are heroic. And—here’s the biggie—they still move every few years. This dilemma is creating new and increasing difficulties for military marriages. So far, the military hasn’t responded. I suppose they can’t. As my own military husband tells me, the military isn’t in the business of making marriages. Or, “If Uncle Sam had wanted service members to have a spouse, he would have issued them one.” But as women make more money and have access to better jobs, they will be less able and less willing to follow a man wherever the military sends him. Whereas the uniform was once an asset for eligible men, now it could be a deal breaker. mostly handguns — along with meth and paraphernalia at the home and an ounce of meth in the truck, documents stated. After the search, Hulley was arrested Feb. 1 and booked into jail for unlawful possession of a firearm. Deputies also found a large roll of money on Hulley at the time of his arrest. Public Communications Manager Doug Bear said Hulley, a mechanic, has worked in the Public Works department since November 2000. Bear said the county placed Hulley on administrative leave and Public Works will conduct a separate internal investigation.

Staff reports Warrants issued in the investigation of a stolen truck, led Kitsap County Sheriff ’s Office detectives to an “arsenal of guns” and drugs. A Kitsap County employee — 41-year-old Trevor Joseph Hulley — appeared in District Court Feb. 4 and was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, possessing a stolen firearm and possession of meth with intent to manufacture or deliver. His bail was set at $500,000, according to

charging papers. According to charging documents, Hulley contacted deputies after someone took his Dodge truck on Jan. 29. He reported a vehicle dropped a male off at the road shed, located on Seabeck Highway, who then stole his truck and was in pursuit of the suspects. Deputies stopped the vehicle with three occupants inside — all from Port Angeles — and later found the stolen truck. Inside the truck, investigators discovered a stolen handgun

that had been taken from a burglary in Seabeck in November 2012. During the investigation, detectives discovered Hulley was alleged to have guns and may be trafficked firearms over state lines, the document stated. They also learned Hulley was convicted of violating a no contact domestic violence order and non permitted to have guns. Warrants were issued Feb. 1 to search Hulley’s home on Fairview Boulevard SW and his truck. Investigators found about 20 firearms —

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in Kitsap County Superior Court on Jan. 29, while Adan Madriz Navarette, 20, was charged two counts of delivery of a controlled substance. The Perez-Ceja brothers are in Kitsap County jail under a $250,000 bail each, while Navarette’s bail was set at $100,000. WestNet detectives reported in January they watched a police operative purchase cocaine from the two brothers three times — two times in Thurston County and the other at the restaurant, located at

Sedgwick Road and State Highway 16. Court documents stated detectives recovered more than 4 ounces of cocaine during the arrests. The brothers told detec- Win a Win a Visa Visa cardcard loaded $1,000 tives they came to Southloaded withwith $1,000 you use can use you can Kitsap to meet friends, thatthat anytime, anywhere anywhere while Navarette said heanytime, and anything! for anything! and for didn’t know the brothers were selling drugs.” “The street value of all the cocaine seized from the three suspects is mately $3,000,” said Deputy Scott Wilson, Kitsap Sheriff ’s Office spokesman.

A drug bust outside a South Kitsap fast-food restaurant led to the arrest of three men by the West Sound Narcotics Enforcement Team (WestNet) on Jan. 28. According to a report by WestNet, brothers Sacramento Perez-Ceja, 28, and Custodio Perez-Ceja, 23, were charged with three counts of possession a controlled substance with intent to manufacture or deliver

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And let’s not forget, nothing aids service retention like a happy wife. Last year, my husband returned from a yearlong deployment overseas. When he came back, he was, of course, sent on a new military assignment in a different state. We found ourselves up against the modern military dilemma: which spouse concedes to the other’s career? We wondered, should I give up everything I’ve worked for and follow him? Or should he give up on a 16-year military career and stay with me? The decision-making process was agonizing. There were no easy answers. Dustin is within years of retirement, and I’m finally on my way to building my own career, after a decade of following his. Eventually, we came to a compromise: We’ll live in both places. We’ll maintain a house in one city, an apartment in the other, and we’ll commute back and forth. It isn’t ideal, but it allows us both to pursue our goals

without being resentful of the other. We aren’t alone. Many military families are making similar arrangements. In military-speak, we call it “geo-bach’ing.” But these are short term solutions. I can only agree to living in two cities at once for a single tour, not a whole career. Luckily, because of Dustin’s retirement, our arrangement will be brief. There are plenty of young couples at the beginning of their careers who will meet these dilemmas with less room for compromise. Is the military ready to address this new, evolving face of marriage? I doubt it. The institution has proven resistant to change. Service members will move every two-to-three years for decades to come. But the culture and the world around the military, especially as it pertains to women and familial roles, will continue to transform. Military marriages, it seems, will have to adapt on their own.

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Kilmer still undecided on gun restrictions By Brian Kelly

Congressman Derek Kilmer is taking a wait-andlisten approach as debate continues over a proposed restart of the federal ban on assault weapons and a companion ban on highcapacity ammunition clips. Kilmer, 6th District Democrat, has not said if he supports either enhanced restrictions on the manufacture and sale of assault weapons or a ban on ammunition clips that hold more than 10 rounds. The Bainbridge Island City Council voted 5-1 to approve a resolution Jan. 23 that supported a reinstatement of the federal ban an assault weapons, a ban on ammunition clips that hold more than 10 rounds, and mandatory criminal background checks on all gun sales. The city emailed its resolution to Kilmer, Gov. Jay Inslee and 23rd District lawmakers Wednesday morning. Kilmer stressed his support Second Amendment gun rights and said he hoped Congress would come to a bipartisan solution on the issue. Kilmer’s staff said Tuesday the gun issue had prompted the largest amount of constituent input that the congressman has received since he took office. A group of parents on Bainbridge Island created a Facebook page, SpeakUpKitsap, to demand for stronger gun laws. The group has also started an online petition. A link to the petition can be found on SpeakUpKitsap’s Facebook page info. More than 1,020 people in Kitsap County and beyond have signed the petition. “We need sensible gun laws,” wrote Laura Walker of Silverdale. “There have been over 1,400 gun deaths since the massacre in Newtown. There have been three school shootings. Military style assault weapons and extended clips/magazines must be outlawed and universal background checks must be law.” |

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BlackBeatBlue performs at Garage Bar & Grill Feb. 16 bremerton — Kingston rock group BlackBeatBlue ( will perform Feb. 16, 9 p.m., at The Garage Bar & Grill, 6812 Kitsap Way, Bremerton. The group, which frequently performs at The Filling Station in Kingston, is getting a lot of notice. Several songs from BlackBeatBlue’s debut CD, “Completely Different Animal,” have played on radio station KISW since November, when the group won second place in Battle of the Bands contest at The Point Casino. BlackBeatBlue is Dave Perry, guitar and vocals; Michael Poole, bass

and vocals; and James Capponi, drums. Their sound is described as raw, grungy and a bit moody. “Definitely a Seattle Sound, one I haven’t heard before,” said Jack Endino, producer of the group’s first album. Endino’s recording credits include Nirvana, Soundgarden, and Mudhoney. BlackBeatBlue was featured on KISW’s Loud and Local Show in November and December. The band will be featured in an rockumentary style video following the Seattle music scene, produced by Seattle Music Television to be released in spring.

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ou know that amazing aroma when you walk into a bakery? That intoxicating wafting aroma of fresh-baked artisan bread breezes across your face? Well, my Gluten Free Foodies friends, you too can have this in your home — fresh-baked gluten-free artisan bread that will keep your family hovering around the kitchen and neighbors coming over to find out when they get a slice. Trust me, you will not believe your eyes or your tastebuds with Luce’s Gluten-Free Artisan Bread Mix, which you bake at home. It is so delicious, even non-GF people will love it. It is so easy. All you need is warm water and a few minutes to mix and spread on the parchment paper and slide into the bag. Everything but the water is included; you don’t need to add a thing. No kneading or rising. I made this bread so that it had a low rise like panini bread, so that I

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By lisa garza could make gluten-free panini sandwiches. It turned out perfect. The only problem is that we ate half the loaf because I also made some marinara sauce. We started dipping it in and we were elevated to utter bread bliss! You can quote me on this: “Charles Luce is a genius!” Charles Luce and his super-easy Luce’s Gluten Free Artisan Bread Mixes are available in sourdough and Italian. During the holidays, he also offers a Holiday Spice. I know that he is only offering Holiday Spice while supplies last. Every one of his mixes that I have made and devoured have been such a joy to make and eat. I highly suggest making two loaves at a time and ordering your mixes by the dozen. This is so easy to make, you will make it

all the time. The bread is also perfect to dip into some Extra Virgin Olive Oil, served with soups and salads. You can actually make rolls out of the mixes as well. I have used the GF

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All of the breads come out fresh and warm from the oven with a crusty crust, chewy air holes and flavorful. Read about Charles on his site and be sure to sign up for his newsletter so that you can find out about new products and news. No matter how you slice it, spread it or dip it, you too can be in Gluten Free Bread Bliss when you bake some fresh Luce’s Gluten Free Artisan Bread. Please tell Charles that you heard about his amazing GF Artisan bread from Gluten Free Foodies! I gotta go — the oven timer is about to go off. Yay! It’s bread bliss time! — Lisa Garza’s Gluten Free Foodies is one of the more popular blogs on Sound Publishing Co.’s websites.

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Friday, February 8, 2013 Slow dance and blues workshop mixer at 7:30 p.m., then dance to DJ music. Requests and your own tunes welcome. Singles and couples. Adults and teens. Please bring snacks to share. Cost: $10. Info: dances.htm. Miracle Bowl fundraiser: Feb. 10, All Star Lanes, 10710 Silverdale Way NW, Silverdale. Times: 10 a.m. to noon, 12:15-2:15 p.m., 2:30-4:30 p.m. Fundraiser for Children’s Miracle Network, Miss West Sound Scholarship Program and the Caring for Carmen Fund for Carmen Garringer. Cost: $20 person, includes two hours of bowling and shoe rental. Info and register: www.facebook. com/events/127986570697643, 4th Annual Valentine’s Gala: Feb. 10, 5 p.m., Oak Table Cafe, 11171 State Route 104, Kingston. Boys & Girls Club fundraiser. Chocolate, champagne, hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment, live and silent auction, viewing of “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” Tickets: $30, available at Chamber of Commerce office and from Kiwanis members. Info: www. Poulsbo Community Blood Drive: Feb. 11, noon to 6 p.m., Poulsbo Fire Station, 911 NE Liberty Road. Walk-ins welcome, or make an online appointment at asp?URL=2740. Closed 2-2:45 p.m. Info: Curtis Mays, Curtis., (360) 297-2813. pictorial lecture — The Restauration: Feb. 12, 7 p.m., Poulsbo Sons of Norway, 18891

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ART GALLERIEs Front Street Gallery: Feb. 9, 5-8 p.m., 18881 Front St., Poulsbo. Featuring local artisan jeweler Connie Castellano. Info: (360) 621-3533. Viridian Art and Frame: Featuring oil paintings by Cynthia Marks: Alaskan glaciers and Far North sunsets. Continues through May. Located at 1800 Mile Hill Drive, Port Orchard. Info: (360) 871-7900. Liberty Bay Gallery: Celebrating one-year anniversary with a customer appreciation sale, 10-20 percent off in February. Located at 18830 Front St. NE, Poulsbo. Kingston unclad: Feb. 12, Almost Candid Photo & Frame’s fine art gallery opens art exhibit, “Kingston Unclad — Celebrating the Human Form,” featuring 10 local artists. Located at 10978 NE State Route 104, Suite 109, Kingston. Info: (360) 297-1347.

Benefits & events Founders’ Scholarship Day: Feb. 9, 9-11:15 a.m., West Sound Academy, 16571 Creative Drive, Poulsbo. Info: (360) 598-5954, admissions/scholarship-events/ founders-scholarship-day. Community health fair: Feb. 9, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Cottonwood Elementary, 330 Foster Road NE, Bremerton. Healthy food to sample, fun activities for the whole family, information and giveaways. Info: Gail Smith,, (360) 662-8311. Financial Information Fair: Feb. 9, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Kitsap Community Resources, 845 8th St., Bremerton. Info: (360) 4782301, Daddy Daughter Dance: Feb. 9, 5-8 p.m., Kitsap Pavilion, 1200 Fairgrounds Road NW, Bremerton. All ages. Cake, snacks, drinks, souvenir photo and a

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flower are all included. Hosted by Central Kitsap PTSA Council. Cost: $20 for dad and daughter, $5 each additional daughter. Info:, Central-Kitsap-PTSA-Council/241324009242810. Whiskies for Wildlife: Feb. 9, 5-10 p.m., Islandwood, 4450 Blakely Ave. NE, Bainbridge Island. Whisky tasting to benefit the West Sound Wildlife Shelter, the West Sound’s only wildlife rescue and rehabilitation hospital. Tickets: $150. Info: (206) 855-9057, Buccaneer Bounty dinner and auction: Feb. 9, 6 p.m., Indianola Clubhouse. Reception, hosted by Seahawks TV personality Ken Carson, live and silent auction, dinner, wine tasting and entertainment by Buccaneer Jazz Band. Tickets: $35 person, sixperson table $210. At the door or reservations to Rich Wendt at Heart Ball: Feb. 9, 6 p.m., North Kitsap Eagles, 4230 Lincoln Road, Poulsbo. Celebrate Valentine’s Day with dinner and dancing to Half-Hitched at 7 p.m. Cost: $12 members, $14 non-members. Info: (360) 598-5591 or (360) 779-7272. Just Dance!: Feb 9, 7:30 p.m., Island Center Hall, 8395 Fletcher Bay Road, Bainbridge Island.


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Sunlight, soil, water and fertilizer requirements of fruit trees; recommended fruit varieties, pollination requirements and various fruit tree disease and insect problems. Free. Info: (360) 779-3806, Fruit Tree Pruning: Valley Nursery, 20882 Bond Road NE, Poulsbo. Feb. 9, 11 a.m. to noon; Feb. 10, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Learn when, why and how to prune fruit trees for increased fruit production and plant size control with expert Sam Rader. Free. Info: (360) 779-3806, Rumba classes: Wednesdays through Feb. 13, 7-8:30 p.m., Ridgetop Junior High, 10600 Hillsboro Drive NW, Silverdale. Cost: $75 couple, $65 seniors. Info: Central Kitsap Community Schools, (360) 662-1638; Jerry, (360) 779-4686. Mason Bee Class: Valley Nursery, 20882 Bond Road NE, Poulsbo. Feb. 10, 1-2 p.m.; Feb. 16, 9:3010:30 a.m. Learn how easy it is to raise these gentle bees and how they will help pollinate your fruit trees. Free. C.S. LEWIS: A VISION OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH: Thursdays, 7 p.m., Port Madison Lutheran Church, corner of Madison & Torvanger, Bainbridge Island. The class is a general introduction to C.S. Lewis, studying his life, theology and fictional works. Info: (206) 842-4746,

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meetings, support groups & lectures Your iPad or tablet: Feb. 9, 10-11:30 a.m., Poulsbo Library, 700 NE Lincoln Road. Learn how to download KRL’s eBooks and audiobooks onto your iPad/Nook Color/Tablet for free. Stop by or call to register: (360) 779-2915. Info: holistic Health: Feb. 9, 10 a.m., Peninsula Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Burley Community Hall, 14853 Burley Ave. “How to Live and Age Well,” with Dr. Alan Searle, MD, and Physical Therapist Jeri Carey, DPT. Refreshments to follow. Info:

Recycle, Reuse, Renew in the garden: Feb. 9, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Poulsbo Library, 700 NE Lincoln Road. The Poulsbo Garden Club will have Heidi Kaster, owner of Dragonfly Farms Nursery in Kingston presenting. Plants and art available. Info: Three Interfaith Amigos Conference: Feb. 9, 2-5 p.m., Rolling Bay Presbyterian, 11042 Sunrise Dr. NE, Bainbridge Island. Presented by the Bainbridge Island/ North Kitsap Interfaith Council, featuring Rev. Don Mackenzie, Rabbi Ted Falcon and Sheik Jamal Rahman. Free lecture; workshop $20. Reserve a spot: Gail Williamson,; Kent Chadwick, Bainbridge Island Historical Museum: Feb. 10, noon, American Legion Hall, 7880 Bucklin Hill Road. Annual meeting and potluck lunch. The program will feature the 1976 fire that destroyed Bainbridge High School.






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Info: (206) 842-2773, CLICK! Digital Download: Feb. 12, 10 a.m. to noon, Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N. Learn to download library e-books, e-audiobooks and e-music to your computer or portable device. Pre-register at the library information desk or call (206) 842-4162. Free. SWERV: Feb. 12, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Filipino-American Hall, 7566 High School Road, Bainbridge Island. A photographic look at the “History of Women at Sea” from 1978 to today. Presenter Darlene Iskra, commander, USN (Ret.). NARFE Chapter No. 888: Feb. 12, 11:30 a.m., Eagles Lodge, 4001 Jackson Ave., Port Orchard. Guest speaker Brad Forbes, staff member in Rep. Derek Kilmer’s office. Potluck luncheon. All active and retired federal employees and their spouses are welcome to attend. Helping Those with ADHD Achieve their Goals: Feb. 12, 7 p.m., Kitsap CHADD, 10452 Silverdale Way, Silverdale. Presented by Steven Curtis, PhD, NCSP. Discussion open during the evening. Open to the public; free. Info: Lynn Myrvang, (360) 779-5362; Kerry Miller, (360) 697-3922. Bainbridge Island Republican Women: Feb. 13, 11 a.m., Wing Point Golf & Country Club, 811 Cherry Ave., Bainbridge Island. Luncheon $17. Guest speaker Fred Scheffler, Kitsap County Veterans Affairs. RSVP: (206) 337-5543. CLICK! Computer Tutoring: Feb. 13, noon to 3 p.m., Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N. Sign up for 30 minutes with a tutor at the Bainbridge branch, (206) 842-4162 to register. Free. Low Vision Support Group: Feb. 13, 1-3 p.m., Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N. Free, speaker and refreshments each month. Info: (206) 8424162, Island Film Group: Feb. 13, 7-9 p.m., Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N. “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner.” Every second Wednesday of the month for free films and discussion. Info: (206) 842-4162, Beta Zeta Master Chapter: Feb. 14, 6 p.m., home of Gaila Pertuset. The members will honor Valentine Princess Jackie Jensen. Info: (360) 908-3373.

Kitsap Audubon: Feb. 14, 7-9 p.m., Poulsbo Library, 700 NE Lincoln Road. “Swans of Winter,” presented by swan biologist Martha Jordan. Learn about Washington’s Trumpeter and Tundra swans. Info:, (360) 692-8180. Bainbridge Island Genealogical Society: Feb. 15, 10 a.m to noon, Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N. Guest speaker Mary Kathryn Kozy on “Finding and Using Church Records.” Free. Info: (206) 842-4162, Building a Sustainable Economy (BASE): Feb. 15, 5:30-7 p.m., Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N. Speaker Fred Kirschenmann. Free. A short reception follows the program. Pre-register at AARP Tax Assistance: Through April 15, Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N. and Martha and Mary, 19160 Front St. NE, Poulsbo.

Literary Tea and Mystery with Mary Daheim: Feb. 8, 2-3 p.m., Poulsbo Library, 700 NE Lincoln Road. Mary Daheim, author of the fastpaced and funny B&B and Alpine mysteries. Books will be available for sale on site. Info: Silverdale Friends of the Library book sale: Feb. 9, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 3450 NW Carlton St. Proceeds support the programs of the Silverdale Branch. Friends of the Library Book Sale: Feb. 9, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N. Info: www. Fireside Mysteries: Feb. 9, 2-3 p.m., Poulsbo Library, 700 NE Lincoln Road. Librarians Michelle Will and Gail Goodrick talk about some mystery titles. Info: (360) 779-2915 ext. 9504, Literary Trivia: Feb. 10, 1-3 p.m., That’s A Some Italian, 18881 Front St., Poulsbo. All proceeds go to Kitsap County Literacy. Raffles, door prizes, free books. Up to six players per team, $10, best uniform contest. To reserve a spot and get more info: Liberty Bay Books, (360) 779-5909. Fireside Mysteries: Storytime for Grownups: Feb. 11, 1-2 p.m., Waterfront Park Community Center, 370 Brien Drive SE, Bain-

Transcendental Meditation Health of Body, Mind & Spirit Introduction February 9th, Noon Poulsbo Library Advanced meeting, 1:30

360-830-4250 bridge Island. Info: (206) 8424162, Lunch-Hour Storytime for Grown-ups: Feb. 13, 12:10 p.m., Poulsbo Library, 700 NE Lincoln Road. “Travels with Charley,” by John Steinbeck, read by Jim Norman. Free. Bring your own lunch. Bainbridge Book Sale: Feb. 14, 1-4 p.m., Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N. Info: Ferry Tales: Feb. 14, 3:50-4:25 p.m. BI to SEA ferry; 4:40-5:15 p.m. SEA to BI ferry. Seattle-BI monthly book selection can be found at www.krlferrytales. Books available on the ferry during the meeting and at the Bainbridge Library. BI-Seattle no assigned reading required. Email updates: Audrey at Silverdale Writers’ Roundtable: Every Saturday, 9:30 a.m., Cafe Noir, 3261 NW Mount Vintage Way, No. 101, Silverdale. Looking for writers. Free. Info: Bob, (360) 830-4968.

Bremerton. Presented by opera aficionado Norm Hollingshead. Info: (206) 842-4162, www.krl. org. Jeremy Rothbaum & Brent Grossman: Feb. 9, 7:30 p.m., Seabold Community Hall, 14451 Komedal Road, Bainbridge Island. Acoustic music open-mic, followed by featured act. Play or pay $5, children get in free. Info:; David Hager at (206) 842-3455. Songs of Love: Feb. 10, 2-3 p.m., Vinland Lutheran Church, 2750 NW Finn Hill Road, Poulsbo. Talent from throughout Kitsap County will be performing Love Songs. Free will offering. Info: Bing Debar,, (360) 779-5497. Jazz vocalist Greta Matassa: Feb. 10, 4 p.m., Waterfront Park Community Center, 370 Brien Drive SE, Bainbridge Island. Tickets: www.brownpapertickets. com. Info:, www.gretamatassa. com.

MUSIC Mark Lewis jazz series: Feb. 8, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Mobster Mike’s, 602 4th St., Bremerton. Bremerton’s saxophone virtuoso Mark Lewis joined by Bud Schultz, piano. Age 21 and older. No cover. Info: (360) 479-3009. Rye and Barley: Feb. 8, 8-11 p.m., Island Grill, 321 High School Road, Bainbridge Island. Rye and Barley play a fast paced mix of traditional Irish ballads, sailing shanties and pub tunes. No cover. Info: Rye and Barley on Facebook. Seattle Opera Preview: “La Bohème”: Feb. 9, 2-4 p.m., Bainbridge Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N.; 2:15 p.m., Sylvan Library, 1301 Sylvan Way,

Hank & Claire perform Feb. 10 in Port Gamble. Community Concert with Hank & Claire: Feb. 10, 6-9 p.m., Port Gamble Masonic Lodge, 32359 NE Rainier Ave., Port Gamble. Americana folk music. Tickets: $12.50, available at the door. HOT 8 BRASS BAND: Feb. 12, 5:30 p.m., Admiral Theatre, 515 Pacific Ave., Bremerton. Fat Tuesday performance and a catfish dinner. Reserved seating $10-$65, available at or (360) 373-6743. Latin Jazz artist Elspeth Savani World Jazz Trio: Feb. 15, 7 p.m., Bloedel Reserve Visitor’s Center, 7571 Dolphin Drive, Bainbridge Island. Cost: $25 members, $32 non-members; (206) 842-7631 or

THEATer The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee: Feb.

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Kitsap’s premier bird-watching destination W

e dream of roaming the globe in search of Nature at its most exotic extremes, but the sad fact is there is no carbon-free lunch. Globe-trotting nature lovers may be harming the very places and creatures they love. But bird-watchers are waking up to the guilt-free pleasures of birding close to home. There are wonderful places to visit and wildlife to enjoy right here in Kitsap County. The Puget Loop of the Great Washington Birding Trail describes seven of the best bird-watching locations in Kitsap County. (Available for $6 from Kitsap Audubon Society, PO Box 961, Poulsbo, WA 98370.) Local birders all have their favorites, but PointNo-Point County Park in Hansville (No. 32 on

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Continued from page 2 n Fortified wines: Basically, brandy or another spirit is added to the wine partway through fermentation. The result is a sweet, high-alcohol wine that often ages beautifully. One of our favorites is Maison de Padgett in the Yakima Valley. n Ice wines: Some of the best in the world are made in British Columbia. Basically, wineries wait until the grapes freeze on the vine, then they go out and harvest the grapes, squeeze out the sweet nectar, then slowly ferment it. The result is a honey-like wine that’s high in sugar and low in alcohol. Kiona Vineyards Winery makes a superb ice wine from Chenin Blanc that sells for about $25. n Fruit wines: While some fruit wines are finished dry, many are on the sweeter side. Raspberry wines are especially enchanting because they smell and taste like, well, fresh raspberries. A few wineries in the Northwest specialize in fruit wines. Oak Knoll in Oregon makes one of the best raspberry wines we’ve tasted. — Andy Perdue and Eric Degerman run Great Northwest Wine, a news and information website. www.greatnorthwestwine. com.

Point No Point.

Kitsap Birding By GENE BULLOCK the Puget Loop Map) tops most lists of Kitsap’s best bird-watching locations. Its 60.8 acres of wetlands and shoreline are vital stopovers for birds migrating along the Pacific Flyway. Tidal eddies create an upwelling of nutrients that attract schools of bait fish, which attract salmon, and birds by the thousands. Point-No-Point County Park is also recognized by National Audubon as an IBA, or Important Bird Area. IBAs are recognized internationally as key areas for nesting or migrating birds that warrant special protection. These sites along the Pacific Flyway provide important stopovers as birds travel between the summer nesting sites in the Arctic, to wintering sites from the southern U.S. as far south as Terra del Fuego. Habitat loss in these areas can have a huge impact on the survival of key species. During migration,

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Point-No-Point serves as a rest stop and jumping off point for birds crossing the Admiralty Straits, as well as foraging flocks of Common Terns, Heerman’s Gulls, Bonaparte’s Gulls, Rednecked Phalaropes and a host of others. Parasitic Jaegers often tag along and put on spectacular aerial displays as they bully smaller birds into giving up their food. The Point is also a popular winter hangout for Ancient Murrelets, Marbled Murrelets, Rhinocerus Auklets, and a

variety of wintering loons, grebes, scoters and other marine birds. There is often a surprise or two, bringing flocks of birders from every corner of the state. A trail that skirts the shoreline features a viewing platform funded by the Kitsap Audubon Society. It looks east across Puget Sound and west toward an

extensive wetlands. The wild rose and blackberry thickets that border the trail are often alive with smaller birds. The trail leads from the lighthouse to a hilltop park with prime wooded habitat. Lighthouse tours: Docents will be on hand at the lighthouse to share information and history with visitors as

well. Lighthouse hours are noon to 4 p.m. on weekends, April through September. A short distance away, next to the Hansville general store, Norwegian County Park offers similar views. Like Point No Point, it looks across Admiralty Inlet toward Whidbey Island and gets much the same marine activity. Rafts of birds wander back and forth, so it’s worth checking both view locations. The Hansville Greenway links this area with trails through Buck Lake County Park, where Ospreys nest in the summer and Eagles reign in winter. A few miles past the general store is a Nature Conservancy site known as Foulweather Bluff. It is poorly marked, hard to find and offers limited parking, but ambitious birders are rewarded with great birds and views.

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Kitsap wedding show set By Leslie Kelly

When the former wedding show at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds seemed to fall by the wayside, Cassie O’Hara and Sunny Saunders knew they had to do something about that. “We kept hearing out in the community that people really missed it,” said O’Hara. “It was always so well liked because it’s a great place for a wedding show. There’s free parking, and lots of space inside the Pavilion for so many exhibitors. We can even fit a limousine in there if we want.” So the two women went to work and from their hard labor comes the new Kitsap Wedding Expo. On Saturday Feb. 16, the Pavilion will be filled with anything and everything having to do with weddings. There is expected to be more than 30 vendors each offering those who are getting married ideas and samples of things to consider for their big day. Included will be florists, photographers, caterers, venues that host weddings and health and wellness experts to get the couples ready to look their best on their wedding day. “We’re really trying to have it all under one roof,” said Saunders. “We want to be able to help brides plan everything.” Saunders, an owner of Gordon Sound, has experience in getting music set up for big events including weddings. O’Hara, who works with her, is an events planner and knows just what it takes to put together all the little details. “When we went to work on this show, we put together a list of everything we wanted to be included,” she said. “And the we went out and found vendors who do the various things and asked them to participate. Every one of them said they wanted to be a part of this show.” Among the vendors are the Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort, Port Gamble Weddings and Events and the Kitsap Conference Center. “These are all places right here in the area who have great facilities to offer for hosting weddings,” O’Hara said. “The fact that they wanted to be in this show is a true endorsement of how good this show is going to be.” Both women said that Kitsap County is a great place to have a wedding. “We’re becoming a wedding destination,” said O’Hara. “Brides can find everything they need right here and get it local at an economical price. In fact, we’re seeing more and more couples from Seattle and other areas come here to have their weddings because things

can be done less expensively.”

The show is expected to draw from 750 to 1,000 people from the county and beyond, O’Hara said. And all couples are invited. “Love is Love,” O’Hara said. “We’re thrilled to offer this show to same-sex couples, too. We just want to be able to provide the best of services in Kitsap County to all people who are planning weddings.” In fact, Saunders said, her company has already booked DJs at same-sex weddings. “We openly support the gay community,” she said. On the day of the show, vendors will have their booking calendars with them, the women said. Brides and grooms can come with their wedding date in-hand and sign up for the services they want. Or they can just gather information and contact the vendors later. The expo will feature a wedding fashion show at noon and 3 p.m. There will be hourly classes on various aspects of planning a wedding and information for after the big day. “The lectures will include tips for the wedding but also knowledge about how to ease into your married life in those first few months after you are married,” Saunders said. “That’s something that we really think will be helpful.” Some of the caterers will offer samples as will the wedding cake bakers and the florists. The expo, itself, will have a wedding cake and will serve pieces of cake during the fashion shows. Brides and grooms can also expect some free samples from vendors who will offer spa treatments, candles and cosmetics. A free copy of the Seattle Met Bride and Groom magazine will be given to each participant at the door. O’Hara said weddings are an important day for every bride and groom. “For most women, a wedding day is one of the most important days of their lives,” she said. “And the grooms, too. They are creating lasting memories. I have two daughters and they’ve both been planning their weddings since they were about 5 years old. It’s just a really big deal for most women. “We want to make it something that is less stressful. And that’s what this show is all about.” The show will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $6, and seniors, youth and military can enter for $4. Children under 12 years are free. For more information, check out their website at, or on Facebook at Kitsap Wedding Expo.

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Local wedding experts offer ideas for the big day doing business, McAfee also works to accommodate weddings for those military couples who wish to have a more traditional wedding on short notice, like those prior to a deployment or move. 

By Jessica Ginet

When it comes to planning a wedding, there’s lots to think about. There’s the dress, the theme, the colors, the flowers, the photographer and just where to have the ceremony. Some local businesses that cater to brides and grooms weigh in on what’s hot. The most consistent thing about weddings these days is that they are inconsistent! Wedding styles can range from classic to modern, offbeat to rustic and vintage, or be themed to the season and location. Many engaged couples strive for a unique, personalized wedding that accurately reflects their particular taste.

The dress… Current trends in wedding dresses feature cutout and open-backed dresses, slinky dresses in silk crepes, chiffons and heavy bias charmeuse that provide a flowing, draping effect. Tulle is always popular, both in the classic full, floor-length skirts as well as creatively transformed into narrow, figure hugging shapes. High necklines are popular for those brides that rather not wear a low-cut or strapless look. Long sheer sleeves also provide additional coverage without bulk. Many brides accessorize their wedding dresses with wraps, including bolero jackets, shrugs and capes. Lyanne White of American Rose Bridal in Poulsbo said less formal is often the way. “The trend in dresses is less formal,” White said. “Brides are getting away from satin and choosing more chiffon and flowing fabrics.”

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White has also noticed changes in bridal footwear. “Brides are choosing to wear bright colors on their feet and even incorporating fun footwear like cowboy boots and Converse tennis shoes into their wedding ensemble,” she said.

The colors… Locally, White has noticed popular wedding colors in the blue family and those in pink and coral shades. Wedding and reception locations also influence the style and colors used by the wedding party in attire, floral arrangements and the choice of cake.

The venue… In Kitsap County, one of the most popular venues for weddings and receptions is in Port Gamble. Many outdoor weddings are held at the Hood Canal Vista Pavilion in

Port Gamble, with views overlooking picturesque Hood Canal. Some couples decide to combine a church wedding at St. Paul’s Church in Port Gamble with an outdoor  reception at the Pavilion. According to Julie McAfee of Port Gamble Weddings and Events, the site is usually booked one year in advance. “Lots of people come from the Seattle and Edmonds area,” she said. “But it’s pretty much a mix of 50/50 with local Kitsap residents and those from outside the area.” McAfee has noticed an increase in weddings booked at the Hood Canal Pavilion.  While Port Gamble Weddings and Events is currently booking through 2014, the staff and facility also try to accommodate the large military community. McAfee offers couples a substantial military discount of $300. In her 12 years of

Popular floral arrangements include such items as organic greens, topiaries, colorful produce and flowers like peonies. Floral arrangements adorning the wedding and reception areas include ivy, vines, bamboo and topiary trees. Trends in floral arrangements and centerpieces include incorporating personal family items into the decor. Such items may include family china, objects from the bride and groom’s childhoods and even pieces of fabric from the mother of the bride’s wedding dress wrapped around the bride’s bouquet.

The photos… Local photographer Sarah Musson, owner of Snap Shots, sees a trend in couples wanting their wedding photographs to be, as she said, “Out of the box, new and creative.” These photos are in addition to what Musson calls the “backbone photos - the typical pictures of the wedding party and the bride and groom.” Her most memorable wedding photos were captured on site at a golf course. “The whole wedding party was there -- the ladies had putters and the men were holding golf tees with golf balls on the ground with scared looks on their faces,” the photographer said. Musson said 80 percent of her

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business is by word of mouth. “I work hard to customize to the clients’ needs and their budgets and I’m fun,” Musson said.

The cake… Local bakeries draw from a wide variety of themes and designs for the wedding cake. Fondant is a popular material used to encase the cake with intricate designs. Many couples still opt for a traditional tiered cake and incorporate live flowers in the design and some couples decide to forego the traditional cake in lieu of several smaller round or sheet cakes with assorted cake and frosting flavors. Or they can combine trends. Jennie Foss, lead cake decorator at Poulsbo’s Central Market, said many couples choose to stack the cakes rather than have them separated. Each layer may be a different flavor to suit different palates. “It’s probably due to the area,” she said, “but we do a lot of rustic cakes with twigs, leaves and fresh flowers on them. The rustic cakes tend to reflect the location of the weddings, with lots of local weddings being held in parks and outdoors.” Foss has noticed that bird-themed cakes are increasing in popularity.  

And when… The majority of wedding experts agree that July and August are the busiest months for weddings in Kitsap County. It also appears that there is no right or wrong wedding -- couples have the ability to choose from a plethora of venue locations and can choose the accompanying items accordingly.

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Take it personally You are proposing to the woman or man of your dreams. The one person you’ve chosen to spend the rest of your life with. The person who is the perfectly unique match to yourself. So, make the proposal just as personalized and special as that person. Yes, you may have chosen the perfect ring, but presentation is equally important. Choose something that will not only stun your betrothed, but also be something he or she

can keep for years. Ditch the typical velvet box and go for a personalized, engraved keepsake box. With dozens of box options, you can perfectly match the style of your new fiance, from classic and elegant to contemporary chic. Then, take it one step further and engrave something meaningful to commemorate this day. Your names, the date you were engaged or a personal love saying (that maybe only the two of

you understand) are ideal inscriptions.

Make it a party Yes, the holiday season is filled with parties, but a personal engagement party is something that you and your families will remember forever. Whether you choose a private, intimate locale to pop the question or a bustling public setting, convene family and friends during or afterward to celebrate together. Plan a special party to com-

memorate this momentous, life-changing occasion. Don’t forget, a great party doesn’t necessarily mean great expense. Gathering at home with champagne, maybe a cheese plate and a homemade music playlist can make for one of the most memorable occasions of your life. Just be sure your future spouse is the center of attention, and you’ll be set to make the event unforgettable.

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Survey highlights gender differences in long-term care perceptions (BPT) - Apparently “in sickness and in health” can mean different things to men and women. As the population ages and the need for extended health care increases, a recent nationwide omnibus survey of 1,005 American adults shows that men and women approach the issue of long-term care planning and insurance from different perspectives. Those differences, according to the Thrivent Financial for Lutherans survey, could have a significant impact on their retirement years and their family relationships. Men vs. women With women living longer than men, there should be some concern about who will actually foot the bill of the costs should a woman require long-term care. With married couples, the woman is more likely to need long-term

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Friendly feasting Great food is an essential part of any wedding, whether you’re serving a sit-down dinner or just hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. When you’re planning your menu, however, keep in mind how the foods you choose may impact the environment. For example, is that fish entree net caught, line caught or farmed? A dish’s environmental impact depends on several factors, including how the

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$259,000 19362 Willet Lane NE, Poulsbo FRI - SUN 12-4 Now showing our newest model home, The Dahlia, in Poulsbo Place II! Adorable 1 level, 2 bedroom, 2 bath Craftsman style home sparks charm. These 1 level homes sell fast so don’t wait. Other uniquely designed plans and pricing available to individually fit & meet the needs of each lot. Each plan featuring its own unique qualities such as main floor masters and open living concepts with that “Little Norway� Poulsbo Place appeal. Karen Bazar, John L Scott Real Estate, Poulsbo, 360-981-0098 or email

$425,000 610 Vineyard Lane NE #A301, Bainbridge Island SUN 1-3 Contemporary condo in Green-Built community. End-unit has natural light all year. Two-level luxury residence with open floor plan & bamboo floors. Master suite with expansive, sun-drenched rooftop terrace & elegant master bath. MLS #392692. Carleen Gosney, 206/909-2042, Windermere Real Estate/BI, Inc.

$264,000 1642 Minor Ct NE, Poulsbo FRI - SUN 12-4 Now introducing our newest home, The Acacia Model, in Chateau Ridge. This one level, 3 bedroom 2 bath has all the charm and character you could want in a home. In addition to this floor plan, several uniquely designed plans and pricing available to individually fit & meet the needs of each lot. Each floor plan featuring its own unique qualities, such as Craftsman style construction, ramblers, two-stories, open living concepts, main floor masters & ample storage space. Karen Bazar, John L Scott Real Estate, Poulsbo, 360-981-0098 or email

$285,000 26032 Ansell Rd NW, Poulsbo 98370 SUN 1-4 Pride of ownership shows in this meticulously maintained home. Tastefully updated throughout and all appliances stay. Large covered deck for entertaining plus separate sun deck and fenced in yard. Close to everything yet tucked away for privacy. Includes community beach access. Shiree Burbank, Broker, Relocation Specialist. Coldwell Banker Park Shore Real Estate. 360-871-2332 office. 360-471-6594 cell

$395,000 22371 Miller Bay Rd NE, Poulsbo OPEN SUN 1-4 Wonderful new construction home on acreage in great location between Kingston & Bainbridge Island ferries. 9 ft ceilings, reclaimed oak hardwood flooring, porcelain flooring w/marble inlay, crown moldings & granite countertops throughout. Private w/ year round stream. DD: Miller Bay Rd. to property with white fence on west side of road. Four tenths mile south of Gunderson. Tim Wilkins 206-380-7345 Jane Campbell, 206-780-3302, e-mail

$415,000 13411 Graywolf Place NE Poulsbo, 98370 SUN 12-3 UPSCALE POULSBO HM ON 0.41 AC! 3bd/ 2ba, 2,399 SqFt hm w/fascinating architecturerounded walls, vaulted ceilings & features galore. Huge, family kitchen + nook area. Kit. also has downdraft range, granite countertops & walk-in pantry. Formal liv.& dining rms. Roomy master suite w/ walk-in closet + walk-in, tile shower. Huge deck overlooks lush, landscaped 0.41 Acre yard. DD: From Waaga Way, go North on Central Valley Rd, over a mile to right on Walker Rd to end. Turn left onto Old Military for about 2 miles & turn left into the 2nd entrance to Evergreen Ridge. MLS# 367680 NOW $415,000 Hosted by: Bob Vergeer 360-271-9731 Silverdale Realty

$478,000 17663 Division Avenue NE, Suquamish SUN 1-4 New Listing! Puget Sound views from this wonderful new custom home with magnificent kitchen, hardwoods, indoor/outdoor fireplace, wraparound porch & French doors. 3,103 sq. ft., 3BR/3BA, finished lower level with private entrance. MLS #442370. Ty Evans, 206/795-0202, Windermere Real Estate/BI, Inc.

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND $335,000 1220 Wing Point Way NE, Bainbridge Island SUN 1-4 Wonderful and convenient neighborhood at a great price! Close to ferry, in-town amenities and Wing Point Golf Club. Versatile floor plan offers many options. A nice in-town residence or a great investment opportunity! MLS #414048. Carleen Gosney, 206/909-2042, Susan Grosten, 206/755-8411, Windermere Real Estate/BI, Inc.

$378,000 11703 Two Creeks Road NE, Bainbridge Island SUN 1-4 New Listing! Lovely, private, serene setting with a creek running through on a quiet, dead-end country road. Warm and inviting 3-bedroom shingle home with a charming remodel and fun flair! Tons of natural light. MLS #444288. Vesna Somers, 206/947-1597, Windermere Real Estate/BI, Inc.

$427,000 428 Harborview Drive SE #131, Bainbridge Island SUN 1-4 Waterfront condo offers 3BR & 1608 sq. ft. with views Eagle Harbor, the ferry landing and Seattle skyline plus pool, gardens and beach. With new flooring and paint, this end unit is a fresh palette, ready for you to move right in or renovate to your heart’s content. MLS #444791. Ellin Spenser, 206/914-2305, Windermere Real Estate/BI, Inc.

$610,000 767 Village Circle NW, Bainbridge Island SUN 1-4 New Listing! Charming Craftsman in the award-winning Hillandale neighborhood. 3BR/3BA, open floor plan, vaulted ceilings, hardwoods, master on the main floor, rich designer colors, French doors, white millwork, custom built-ins & more. MLS #444940. Terry Klein, 206/949-3360, Windermere Real Estate/BI, Inc.

$630,000 9427 NE Blue Wave Court, Bainbridge Island SUN 1-4 Fully remodeled 5-bedroom home with great light, location and layout. Beautiful kitchen and bathrooms. Tons of windows and skylights. Sunny backyard with professional landscaping and shed/playhouse. Close to town & schools. MLS #436048. Sarah Sydor, 206/683-4526, Windermere Real Estate/BI, Inc.

$659,000 1249 Cherry Avenue NE, Bainbridge Island SUN 2-4 Elegant Wing Point Rambler With Bonus Living Space! Just listed 4BR/3.25BA one-level home w/attached guest suite on large corner lot. Vaulted ceilings, 2-car garage, athletic court, hot tub & security system. Vacant & move-in ready. NWMLS 442734. Coldwell Banker McKenzie / Wendy Burroughs 206.399.4488.

$670,000 15669 Point Monroe Drive NE, Bainbridge Island SUN 1-4 Beach community waterfront home. Dock for 30 ft. boat, shop, over-water studio, 900 sq. ft. of deck. Grand 360-degree views, gorgeous sunrises & sunsets! Great home remodel in 2004 includes 2-car tandem garage & extra parking. MLS #442577. Ana Richards, 206/459-8222, Hosted by Joe Richards, 206/459-8223, Windermere Real Estate/BI, Inc.

$785,000 4567 Tangleberry Lane SUN 1-4 Amazing property with the location and potential for becoming an Island masterpiece! 1ac+ sun filled estate with stone terraced lawn, fenced gardens, and Territorial Sound Views. 3900sf has Main floor master with private deck, open living room and an open kitchen to the expansive view deck. Lower level is private guest suite, craft space, full bath, bonus room, and lots of storage. Additional 800sf detached studio cottage with ž bath and fireplace is ideal for home business or Flex space. MLS#443604, Listed by Mercury Michael, Bainbridge Homes Real Estate 206-780-6075

$895,000 14555 MISTY VALE PLACE NE SUN 1-4 Stunning home offering 5600+ sq ft on shy acre. Exquisite materials & finishes throughout. Gourmet kitchen opens to covered deck and French doors in the living room and main floor master suite open to full-length deck. Beautifully landscaped grounds. DD: From ferry, take 305 N. Right on Madison Ave NE, right on NE Valley Rd. to 3rd left on Sunrise Dr NE. Left to Misty Vale Place NE. Amanda Andre 206-765-8502

BREMERTON 6068 Osprey Circle Bremerton, 98312 OPEN SUN 12-3p 2 OPTIONS ON 1 AMAZING DREAM HOME! Brand new construction on this Dockside dream home! #1- 3bd/1.75ba, 1,772 SqFt + 1,022 Unfinished SqFt basement. Or #2- 5bd/2.75ba, 2,794 SqFt home. Both options offer quality amenities. Both options enjoy a NEARLY FULL VIEW of the lake & the Olympic Mountains. DD: Kitsap Way to Lyle, South on Harlow, then right turn into Dockside. Follow Osprey along lakefront to address on right. MLS# 411708 & 411720 $349,000 or $399,000 Hosted by: Carolee Vergeer 360-271-9732 Silverdale Realty

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INVITATION TO BID KITSAP COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS COUNTY ROAD PROJECT 2581 & SURFACE & STORM WATER MANAGEMENT PROJECT NO. 97003099 COLCHESTER DRIVE EAST STORM SEWER REPLACEMENT PUGET DRIVE EAST TO MIRACLE MILE DRIVE EAST BID OPENING: DATE: FEBRUARY 26. 2013 TIME: 11:00 AM Sealed bids for the project designated above will be received by Kitsap County Department of Public Works before the time and date indicated above, at which time they will be opened and publicly read aloud. Bids will be received at the third floor Reception Desk, Kitsap County Department of Public Works Building, 507 Austin Avenue, Port Orchard, Washington. Instructions for the deliver y of bids are contained in the Special Provisions for this project. Prospective bidders are hereby notified that they are solely responsible for ensuring timely delivery of their bid to the place of bid opening. All bid proposals shall be accompanied by a bid proposal deposit in cash, certified check, cashier’s check, made payable to Kitsap County Department of Public Works, or surety bond in an amount equal to five percent (5%) of the amount of such bid proposal. Should the successful bidder fail to enter into such contract and furnish satisfactory performance bond within the time stated in the Special Provisions, the bid proposal deposit shall be forfeited to Kitsap County Department of Public Works. Each proposal or bid shall be completely sealed in a separate envelope, properly addressed as stated above, with the name and address of the bidder and the name of the project plainly written on the outside of the envelope. A complete bid proposal shall include the following: (1) Proposal Form (2) Bid Bond (3) Bidder Responsibility Statement (4) Non-Collusion Affidavit All of the above items must be complete in all respects, including signatures (notarized where required). Bidder shall acknowledge re-

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ceipt of all addendums in the spaces provided. The successful bidder will be required to submit a photocopy of their current Washington State Contractors Registration. Failure to include all items may be cause for the bid to be considered irregular and thereby rejected. Bids or proposals received after the time set for the opening of bids will not be considered. Bidders are notified that all bids are likely to be rejected if the lowest responsible bid received exceeds the Engineer’s estimate by an unreasonable amount. Kitsap County reserves the right to award the bid in a manner and on a basis which will best serve the County, taking into consideration the Bidder Responsibility Statement included with the bids and the requirements of the APWA/WSDOT Standard Specifications and the Contract Provisions. The award of the contract, if made, shall be made to the responsible bidder submitting the lowest responsive bid, based upon the total sum of the extension of unit prices for the bid items. The Plans and Specifications for the proposed work may be obtained from the Kitsap County Department of Public Works at 614 Division Street, M.S. 26, Port Orchard, Washington 98366-4699, telephone 360.337.5777, for a non-refundable fee of $35.00 for each set plus $5.00 to cover postage and handling if mailing is requested. Plans will not be sent until the fee is received. Informational copies of maps, plans and specifications are on file in the office of the County Engineer, Kitsap County Department of Public Wo r k s B u i l d i n g 5 0 7 Austin Avenue, Port Orchard, Washington or on the internet at the Kitsap County web site l o c a t e d a t http://www.kitsapg o v. c o m / p w / r o a d bids.htm. DESCRIPTION OF WORK This contract provides for the replacement of Storm Sewer along Colchester Drive East from Puget Drive East to Miracle Mile Drive East in the Manchester vicinity of southeast Kitsap County. The work proposed consists of Preparation, Storm Sewer, Surfacing, HMA Pavement, Erosion / Water Pollution Control, Traffic Safety and Control and related work. All work shall be in accordance with the plans, specifications, special provisions and other contract documents as administered by the Kitsap County Public Works Department.

BIDDERS ARE ADVISED THAT WORK ON THIS PROJECT WILL NOT COMMENCE PRIOR TO JULY 8, 2013 ENGINEER’S ESTIMATE AND MAJOR ITEMS OF WORK This project is estimated to be in the $630,000.00 to $650,000.00 price range and consists of 41 items of work. Major items include the following: Lump Sum Mobilization; Lump Sum Removal of Structure and Obstruction; Lump Sum Protection and Support of Existing Utilities; 7,200 L.F. Saw Cut AC Pavement; 5,500 S.Y. Removing Asphalt Concrete Pavement; 445 Ton Special Borrow including Haul; 2 Each Catch Basin Type 1L; 13 Each Catch Basin Type 2 - 48 Inch Diameter; 5 Each Catch Basin Type 2 - 54 Inch Diameter; 1 Each Catch Basin Type 2 - 84 Inch Diameter with Oil Pollution Control Device; 296 L.F. Corrugated Polyethylene Storm Sewer Pipe 12 Inch Diameter; 1,096 L.F. Corrugated Polyethylene Storm Sewer Pipe 18 Inch Diameter; 1,471 L.F. Corrugated Polyethylene Storm Sewer Pipe 24 Inch Diameter; 841 L.F. Corrugated Polyethylene Storm Sewer Pipe 30 Inch Diameter; 102

L.F. Corrugated Polyethylene Storm Sewer Pipe 36 Inch Diameter; 1,800 Ton Crushed Surfacing Base Course; 600 Ton Crushed Surfacing Top Course; 1,290 Ton Hot Mix Asphalt Class ½ Inch PG 64-22; Lump Sum Project Temporary Traffic Control; Lump Sum Shoring or Extra Excavation Class B; 30 Each Plugging Existing Pipe; 2 Each Beehive Grate; 2 Each Debris Barrier; 140 S.Y Construction Geotextile for Separation; 16 Each Connection to Drainage Structure; and other related items of work. NOTICE TO ALL PLAN HOLDERS: The office of the Kitsap County Engineer who will show this project to prospective bidders is located at the Kitsap County Department of Public Works, 507 Austin Avenue, Port Orchard, Washington. Prospective bidders are requested to call Dick D a d i s m a n a t 360.337.5777 in advance to set up an appointment to view the project. KITSAP COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Date of first publication: 02/01/13 Date of last publication: 02/08/13 PW734711


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FROM 12-3 PM 6068 OSPREY CIRCLE BREMERTON Option 1– 3bd/1.75ba, 1,772 SqFt + 1,022 Unfinished SqFt basement. Option 2– 5bd/2.75ba, 2,794 SqFt home. Quality Amenities! Lake & Mt. VIEWS! Hosted by: Carolee Vergeer 360-271-9732

DD: Kitsap Way to Lyle, South on Harlow, then right turn into Dockside. Follow Osprey along lakefront to address.



FROM 12-3 PM 13411 GRAYWOLF PL NE POULSBO 3bd/2ba, 2,399 SqFt rambler on 0.41 Ac. Rounded Walls, Vaulted Ceilings & Huge Kitchen w/ Nook area. Great Room w/ Built-in Bar. Formal liv. & din. rooms. Roomy Master Suite. Hosted by: Bob Vergeer 360-271-9731

DD: From Waaga Way, go North on Central Valley Rd. Right on Walker Rd. Turn L on Old Military. Turn left into 2nd entrance to Evergreen Ridge.

NORTH KITSAP OPEN HOUSE SAT & SUN 1-4 $240,900 Hwy-305 in poulsbo going toward Bainbridge, Is. go E on Forest Rock past Central Mkt to R @ 12th Ave for approx. 3/4 mile to Capstone Plat. L @ Watland St. Tommy Jones 360-731-9685 SL #: NEW ON MARKET POULSBO $272,500 One-owner 4 bdrm in-town home on quiet cul-desac. Level, private, partially-fenced yard w/some Mtn views. Gas heat, new windows & flooring. Pride-ofownership! Gabrielle Gaylord 360-509-1558 SL OPEN SUN 1-4 $395,000 2237 Miller Bay Road NE. New Poulsbo home on acreage. High ceilings, reclaimed oak hardwoods, porcelain flooring, crown molding. Privacy & year-round stream. Tim Wilkins 206-780-3309 SL OPEN SUN 12-3 POULSBO $499,000 25871 Canyon Rd NW. Custom 1 level hm on 1.12 acs! Concrete driveway leads to slate entrance,pass lovely wtr feature, 3 car gar-1 bay, flr to ceiling FP & more. Pat Osler 360-779-8543 SL

BREMERTON BREMERTON $194,950 You must see this home to appreciate the 3200 sq. ft. with 4BR/2.5BA, remodeled kitchen, media/ theater room, family rm, 2 fireplaces, hot tub on lower patio!! Jennifer Fetterplace 360-340-5376 SL #: HIDEWAY NEAR SEABECK! $659,000 The Osprey Lodge is a custom 3 BD home sited on 10 beautiful acres with unobstructed views of the Brothers-Olympics mtns. A microcosm of the Pacific Northwest! Eileen Black 206-780-3320 SL

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PORT ORCHARD $164,900 This home has double uses! Currently used as a rental with $650 per mo. income. 3BR/1BA with detached garage is zoned commercial so could be used for business! Pearl Taylor 360-710-2101 SL #:

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JOHN L. SCOTT KITSAP COUNTY OFFICE LOCATIONS Bainbridge Island | Kevin Pearson, Managing Broker.............. (206) 842-5636 Kingston | Tom Heckly, Managing Broker.......................................... (360) 297-7500 Port Orchard | Jacqui Curtiss, Managing Broker .......................... (360) 876-7600 Poulsbo | Frank Wilson, Managing Broker ........................................ (360) 779-7555 Silverdale | Lee Avery, Managing Broker ............................... (360) 692-9777 John L. Scott Real Estate has 122 offices, some offices are independently owned and operated.

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Automobiles Chevrolet


2 0 0 0 YA M A H A B a b y Grand C 2, with bench. Higher Quality, Professional Conservatory Series. Elegant Polished E b o ny F i n i s h . R a r e l y Used. Excellent Condition. An Even More Awesome Deal At Just $9,995! 360-472-0895 Friday Harbor, San Juan Island

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OUR BEAUTIFUL AKC Golden Retriever puppies are ready to go to their new homes. They have been raised around young children and are well socialized. Both parents have excellent health, and the puppies have had their first wellness vet check-ups and shots. The mother is a Light Golden and the father is full English Cream Golden. $800 each. For more pictures and infor mation about the puppies and our home/ kennel please visit us at: or call Verity at 360-520-9196

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