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Professional and technical workers from Harrison Hospital hand out leaflets in front of the shipyard. The workers say contract negotiations are not going well.

Hospital workers hope for health care, better hours BY KEVAN MOORE KMOORE@SOUNDPUBLISHING.COM

Several union members from Harrison Hospital’s professional and technical ranks spent last Thursday leafleting in front of the hospitals in Bremerton and Silverdale and the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility. The workers — about 800 strong working in nursing, medical assistance, imaging, registration and more — are members of United Food and Commercial Local 21. They have been in contract negotiations since June. “These workers provide direct patient care every day,” said UFCW 21 Communications Director Tom Geiger. “Negotiations have not gone well and significant issues remain including concerns about health care and a proposal from the employer that would require 12-hour shifts.” UFCW 21 is the state’s largest private sector union with over 43,000 members, more than 16,000 of whom work in health care. Bremerton resident

Kathleen Kish has worked at Harrison for almost eight years. She used to work in the emergency room and had healthcare, but was laid off two years ago during a reorganization. She now works as a Licensed Practical Nurse in the day surgery unit on a part-time basis without any health coverage through Harrison. Fortunately, she said her husband works in the shipyard and has family coverage. “It’s an insult to work at the hospital and think I could be devastated by an emergency,” she said while leafleting in front of PSNS&IMF last Thursday. Seabeck resident Aimee Oien, a pharmacy technician who has worked at Harrison for nine years, said she was out leafleting in front of the shipyard to support her fellow coworkers at the hospital. Oien said she hasn’t previously been involved much in negotiations or union matters, but felt it was worth getting involved this time around to advocate for “reasonable health care for my coworkSEE HARRISON, A13

To celebrate the holiday season, we thought we’d look back at the past year by reviewing a few of our favorite stories. Some are news stories. Some are events we covered. And others … well … they’re just some of the memories we want to share with you, our readers.



Incorporation vote The year started out with a campaign to make Silverdale a city. After much talk and several community forums, voters in the affected area said “no.” On Feb. 12, voters rejected a measure to incorporate the Silverdale area in almost a 70 to 30 percent majority. Of the 9,696 registered voters in the incorporation area, 3,891 votes were cast and tallied by Kitsap County election officials. Those voting not to incorporate totaled 2,718, (69.85 percent) while the “Yes” votes were 1,173 (30.15 percent). Rob MacDermid, a member of Citizens United for Silverdale, the group backing the “Yes” campaign, wasn’t that surprised. “I’m not particularly surprised that it lost, but I am surprised by the margin,” he said. “In talking to people over the last few weeks, I talked to people opposed to it. It seemed like the percentages were against us.” Across town, Edward Berg was with those opposed to incorporation. They gathered to watch results election night and he said it was a matter of not wanting to pay more. “People didn’t want more taxes,” Berg said. He has been a resident of the Silverdale area for 64 years. “And no matter what anybody says, it would be inevitable. Becoming a city would cost us more.”

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Hugs filled with tears of joy were a common sight this pasty May when the John C. Stennis returned to Naval Base Kitsap - Bremerton following an eight-month deployment overseas. Incorporation has been a hot issue in Silverdale for the last few decades. Beginning in the mid 1980s, efforts surfaced to make the Silverdale area its own city. The last time the issue was before voters was 1999, when it passed by less than 10 votes. That election, however, was thrown out when it became apparent there were ballot irregularities and the following February, when the vote was re-done, the issue failed by a larger percentage.

Off to Paris Headlines were made by the Port of Bremerton when just one month after its commission voted to eliminate five positions and tighten its budget, commissioners voted to send its CEO Tim Thomson to Paris for the Paris Air Show. After the restructuring and downsizing move, commissioners chose to send the port’s CEO to the Paris Air Show in June. In an agreement reached at the port meeting in March, CEO Tim Thomson

was given the go-ahead to attend the air show on June 17-23 at an estimated cost of $5,600. Thomson attended with County Commissioner Josh Brown, and John Powers, executive director of the Kitsap Aerospace and Defense Alliance (KADA), which is a public-private consortium aimed at bringing aerospace business to the port’s properties and Kitsap County. Larry Stokes, chairman of the port’s board of commissioners said he had conversations with Thomson about attending the show at the request of Powers. He said while Thomson told him he thought he shouldn’t because of the current belttightening taking place in the port’s operations, Stokes wanted Thomson to attend. “I feel he needs to sell our airport,” Stokes said. “He needs to go there and show our stuff.”

Bombings felt locally Several Kitsap County residents participated in the Boston Marathon in April, but none were injured in

the bombings. Nonetheless, the bomb blasts sent shockwaves across the country and hit close to home for a tight-knit group in the local running community. About 100 folks got together in Silverdale the day after the bombings to take part in a worldwide event called Runners United to Remember. One of the night’s participants, Silverdale resident Renee Partsch, tracked her mom’s movements online as she made her way through the marathon. “She crossed at 4:04:50,” Partsch said of her mom, former Silverdale resident Eileen Glenn. “I left the house to go to Costco and everybody started messaging me ‘explosion at the finishing area’ and I’m thinking that’s where she is, she’s right there. And she was. She had just grabbed her bottle of water and hadn’t even gotten her medal yet. My step-dad (Lee Glenn) was right off to the side near the bleachers and it was about 30 minutes SEE YEAR IN REVIEW, A6

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Friday, December 27, 2013

Mayor fires her financial services director BY KEVAN MOORE

OPEN HOUSE 1929 9th Street, Bremerton $179,950 SUN 12-3 Built in 2011, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home with gas fireplace, fenced backyard & stainless appliances. Convenient to PSNS & ferry. #553394 Carol Sue Rogers 360-710-0796 25984 Miller Bay Road NE, Kingston $259,000 OPEN SAT 103 Rolling fields & pastoral vistas. Open concept, one level living, spacious kitchen w/breakfast bar. Master w/walk in closet & ensuite bath. 10 AC stretch of agricultural parcels w/gentle knolls. Detached garage w/ workspace & plenty of space for RV/boat parking. #560556 Catherine Arlen 360-340-8186 7607 NE Zachariasen Court, Hansville $429,000 OPEN SUN 1-3 Custom craftsman home w/upscale finishes & remarkable views! This 3 bd/2.5 bath home has Brazilian cherry floors, granite, kitchen w/double ovens & more. Exceptional home-incredible value. #569134 Catherine Arlen 360-340-8186

POULSBO Poulsbo #512793 $385,900 Fabulous find! New 2,050 SF Traditional style home tucked in a 5 acre wooded setting. Plan off ers 3 BRs plus bonus rm, kitchen w/ stainless & prep-sink, bamboo flrs, vaulted ceilings, gas-log fireplace & 3-car garage. Lorna Muller 360-620-3842 Dave Muller 360-620-4299 Poulsbo# 457618 $389,500 Live, Work & Play downtown!! Street level retail space w/ lovely townhouse above! Options are limitless! Cherry hrdwd flrs, 2 mstr bdrms, attached garage, outside deck, gas frplc & lots of storage. The retail space is 786 sf in an excellent location overlooking Oak Tree Plaza. All just blocks to many fine restaurants, shops, marina, village parks! Jay Robertson 360-620-5403 Poulsbo #561406 $600,000 Relax & enjoy the horses run! 3740 SF home with 4bdrm/2.5 bath, office, bonus rm & more. 5 car garage offers plenty of room for toys. The barn has 2 stalls & room for hay. Scott Anderson 360-536-2048

BR EMERTON Bremerton #574824 $49,000 2 bedroom home with expansive area for more rentable space (home or garage) to be built. Bob Guardino 360-710-7844 Bremerton #574745 $145,000 Old world charm is evident through this 3 bdrm, 2 full bath home, basement is mostly finished though not reflected the total sq.ft. Home has been freshly painted inside & out & has beautiful wood floors throughout. Bkyd is private fenced w/ fruit tree, & deck for entertaining. Philip Scheer 360-620-5726 Bremerton #538615 $204,950 Off ers an open kitchen, kitchen nook, laminate wood floors. Large yard back, and R.V. parking. A benefit….. Is it sits across from Kitsap Lake Public Boat launch, and Public park. This home has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, spacious family room off ers views of the Lake, and Mtns, and wood stove for those chilly nights! Donna Cryder 360-876-9600 East Bremerton #554531 $247,000 Cute Mtn, Water & City View Home & Land on 1 Acre. Zoned 5-9 units per acre. 868sq ft w/open kit, all appl stay. Lrg liv rm w/office area. Full bth recently updated. Work shop in bsmt, gas furnace, dbl pane windows, & newer septic. Great house w/possible development potential. Room for garden, it has fruit trees, paved driveway, boat/RV parking & carport. Jeanette Paulus 360-286-4321 Mission Lake #474819 $350,000 Lakefront home w/100’ of no-bank waterfront on two tax parcels totaling 3.4 acres. This estate boasts southern exposure & private dock, huge 1296 sf shop, cleared bldg site on second parcel with a well. Metal roof, vaulted ceilings, skylights, walk-in pantry, loads of windows, & heat pump. Public boat launch, in a pristine setting just 10 mins to Gold Mountain Golf Course. Terry Burns & Chris Moyer 360-779-5205



SILVERDALE OPEN FRIDAY – SUNDAY 12:00PM – 4:00PM From Provost Road to West on Walgren Starting at $239,950 Come visit the charming new home community of SILVERLEAF, where you purchase not only a well-built home, but a lifestyle. Distinct cottage-style 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

Port Orchard #499062 $144,000 This country home is on tree covered acreage in a park like setting in seclusion away from the road. A 3BR/2BA 1995 mftg dbl wide with decks front & rear and off ers beauty & comfort at a very great price. The floor plan is spacious, open & bright. The home is 17 yrs. old and has been well maintained. Hot tub does not stay! Donna Cryder 360-876-9600



Port Ludlow #393021 $200,000 Set among huge trees w/views across Bywater Bay & Hood Canal to Hood Head & Port Gamble. Private 1.77 acre property w/100 ft of frontage feels a world away, yet just 20 mins to the ferry. Easy beach access and many recreational opportunities. Romelle Gosselin 360-779-5205 Wayne Paulson 360-437-9508

Kingston #537200 $150,000 One-level living, new carpet, large corner lot, and beach access make this 3 drm/1.5 bath home perfect for starting out or “right-sizing”. Roomy kitchen provides ample storage, family room with cozy propane stove has French doors that lead to a generous, private yard. Janet Olsen 360-265-5992

Seabeck #574537 $275,000 Spectacular panoramic western exposure view of Hood Canal & Olympics. 50 feet of beach front to go get oysters, clams and crab that can be accessed by private pathway to the beach!Charming 2 bedroom home has been very well maintains. Large wall of windows to take in theview or go out on the expansive deck! Wendy Tonge 360-731-4998 Port Ludlow #469120 $959,888 The ultimate beach house just ft from no-bank shore. Bright & spacious great rm is wrapped in windows to surround you w/views & the sea. Chef’s kitchen incl commercial stove & expansive slab granite counter tops & cabinetry. Main flr mstr suite w/luxurious bth and French doors to private covered patio. Sited on 3 acres! Wayne Paulson & Scott Haveson 360-779-5205 Port Ludlow #516336 $1,374,000 Custom built waterfront home on 11.73 acres overlooking Hood Canal & Mt Baker. Expansive views, open floor plan, main flr guest or mstr suite, lrg kitchen, formal/informal dining, & 10’ ceilings. Stroll the low-maintenance grounds & enjoy 392’ of high bank waterfront. RV Parking w/full hookups, 3-car garage & much more! Randy Taplin 360-731-2200

MULTI-FA MILY Bremerton #551733 $110,000 2 hms on 2 separate tax lots creates 1 great investment. New paint & interior remodel w/huge gar style basement is on hm. The other has long-term tenants that pay their own utilities & wantto stay. Hard to beat the price which create over a 10% cap. Jason Galbreath 360-551-5392 Bremerton #574807 $215,000 Fully rented, 4 unit apartment building. Single family home also available (totaling 5 units) for additional $49,000 (MLS# 574824). Bob Guardino 360-710-7844 Bremerton #502283 $243,000 Central Kitsap, well maintained one level duplex on over 1/3 of an acre. Private, restful & quiet 2 bdrm units. Property includes: Storage space, carports, & deck. Small creek runs through the back yard. Both units have a washer & dryer. Kim Stewart 253-225-1752

PIERCE COUNTY Lakebay #492672 $360,000 Country life in a true original. 3 Bedroom 2-3/4 Bath 1800 sq ft farmhouse on nearly 8 acres of dry land. Fenced and cross fenced plus 40’ x 70’ barn w/ 12 stalls Over 50 fruit trees on property complete with a workshop and outbuildings. Mark McColgan 360-876-9600


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Kingston #559881 $169,500 Better than new! Updated townhome boasts hardwood flrs, stainless kitchen, new carpet & more. Over 1300 sf, 3 BD, 2.25 BA, attached garage. Close to ferry, shopping & parks. Cathy Morris 360-271-8448 Kingston #369968 $219,900 Spacious, 1465 SF condo in downtown Kingston, 3 bedrooms/2 baths, a garage plus carport. Enjoy Sound views from most rooms & walking distance to town, ferries, marina & beaches. Lorna Muller 360-620-3842 Kingston #555926 $489,000 Located in the wonderful community of Eglon is where you will find this wonderful level 5 acre high bank waterfront home that features some of the most panoramic views in the NW. The home is very sturdy and ready to for a remodel, there is a big living room that features a nice wood burning Fireplaces. There is also a bonus room on the main. Dana Soyat 360-876-9600

L A ND & LOTS Suquamish #378669 $36,900 Level, cleared and ready to build lot in a quiet Suquamish neighborhood. Water, sewer, power and phone at the lot. Easy walk to local businesses, restaurants, new museum and the waterfront. Good commuting location for Bainbridge & Kingston ferries. Wayne Paulson 360-779-5205 Suquamish #574318 $55,000 Two building lots in Suquamish. One tax parcel. Lot dimensions approx 100 ft on Division X 173 ft deep. Spacious .39 acre lot. Great location. Minutes from shopping. Close to Kingston and Bainbridge/Seattle ferry! Molly Ells 360-620-2690. Hansville #526709 $65,000 Double sized lot! Home building site sits within a Wft community. Lot is ready for your new home to be built, complete with an approved septic design for 2 bds. Sherri Galloway 360-536-0349 Sacha Mell 360-434-1565 Port Orchard #170568 $119,950 This 5 acres is located close to shopping centers & schools. Jennifer Connelly-Delay 360-876-9600 Port Orchard #531969 $129,900 Good commercial site located across from apartments, assisted living and next to a Jr. High School. The lot will need some engineering to max the building surface. A lot of material can be used to fill from high spots on the lot. Great location for a Doctor, Dentist or multi-family building. Barry Jones 360-71-0611 Bremerton #571515 $850,000 Fine territorial w/some water & mtn, and potential downtown Seattle views from portions of these 63 acres zoned R-10, & 8.47 acres industrial. A 12” water line goes thru the property, with sewer and gas in the street. Mark Danielsen 360-509-1299

Port Orchard #483433 $160,000 Private & serene home on 3.l8 acres! Updated w/new roof, siding, flooring. New windows, cabinets. 3 bdrm/2 bath home off ers rolling pastures, private pond & access to Black Jack Creek. Megan O’Dell 360-551-9107 Port Orchard #557596 $199,950 This wonderful 4 bedroom a great buy. There is a nice covered porch upon entry keeps guests dry, there is a large living room with an adjoining family room with a wood stove. There are four bedrooms and the master has a half bath. Daryn Swisher or Dana Soyat 360-876-9600 New Construction #524989 $349,000 This fabulous 3bed/2bath rambler w/3 car garage will have an open floor plan. Interior features include walk-in master closet, a master bath with soaking tub, vaulted ceilings and more. All this before you customize your new home in this neighborhood with the added bonus of 100ft of community beach rights. Leann Knight 360-876-9600 Port Orchard #532481 $450,000 This Light-Filled 4 Bedroom & 2 1/2 Bath Home leads to a large sunny deck overlooking golf course & beyond! Home features newly appointed upgrades, solid slab granite counters, stainless appliances, beautiful entry, dining & Living Room with a beautiful gas fireplace. Oversized master suite, Lg. walk-in closet, and a 5 piece master bath, w/more views! Donna Cryder 360-876-9600 Port Orchard #514760 $1,450,000 Pursue your dreams w/this incredible shy 20 acre estate. Could be a corporate retreat, day spa, B&B, or wedding venue. Spectacular views of the Seattle skyline, trails, trout pond, lighted tennis ct, & 9 hole golf course! Main house has 4 suites & many extras. Plus 2 addtl dwellings, 2 shops, RV garage, & commercial generator. One of a kind! Randy Taplin 360-731-2200

CENTR A L K ITSA P Silverdale Estates #523708 $65,000 Enjoy Senior Living in quiet cul-de-sac w/convenient location close to clubhouse. 1296 sf home, newer vinyl windows, counter tops, & vinyl flooring, hrdwd flrs in kitchen, dining & living rm, & heat pump. All appliances stay. Beautifully landscaped yard. Gated 55+ community w/amenities and great location. Romelle Gosselin 360-271-0342 Illahee #422594 $259,000 Contemporary water view home. Three bedroom/2 bath, 2578 sf home close to shopping, schools, and Naval Base Kitsap. Dramatic floor to ceiling stone fireplace, vaulted ceilings and large picture windows allow natural light and the water views in. Chris Moyer 360-779-5205 Seabeck #506773 $465,000 3,471 sq.ft. Mtn View 4 bdrm, 4 bth hm on 4.83ac. Hrdwd flring in liv rm, din & kit. Granite counter tops, maple cabinets & SS appliances that stay. Cozy gas frpl, furnace w/AC & generator. Lrg deck, RV parking. Jeanette Paulus 360-286-4321 Clear Creek #565090 $500,000 High quality new construction hms on beautiful panoramic view lots. Standard features include; Slab Granite Counters tops throughout, SS appls package w/double wall ovens, hrdwd flrs, high gloss painted millwork, 5 piece mstr bth w/walk-in closet, heat pump forced air heating/cooling, gas frpl & 3 car garages. Jason Galbreath 360-551-5392


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In a city hall shake up that took many by surprise, Bremerton Mayor Patty Lent fired her Director of Financial Services, Becky Hasart, late last Thursday afternoon. Lent, though, said the move didn’t come out of left field. “We have had a conversation the last few months about financial services so it didn’t come as a surprise,” Lent said, noting that Human Resources was recently removed from Hasart’s portfolio and placed under City Attorney Roger Lubovich. “Becky came in and did exactly what I wanted her to do,” Lent said. “There are cities two and three times our size that are looking for finance directors and I’m going to give her a glowing letter of recommendation. It’s really positive. She’s going to be a real asset to a city that’s bigger than we are. I think it will be positive for Becky as well as the city.” Messages left with Hasart for comment were returned. Lent said that removing Human Resources from under the direction of Hasart was a first step in reorganizing and streamlining city hall. Lent also hopes to figure out a way to make the City Clerk position, which also oversees parking issues and the Humane Society, a part of Lubovich’s legal department. “Those are all legal matters,” said Lent. “I think Human Resources and the City Clerk should be under the legal department.” Lent said that her next step will be putting together a new job description for a financial services director that will be advertised in January. In the meantime, Cathy Johnson Hasart’s former assistant, will take over as interim financial services director. $ $$$$$$$$$$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ (With or Without Title) $ some restrictions apply $ $ $ $$$$$$$$$$



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KEDA to host annual breakfast The Kitsap Economic Development Alliance (KEDA) will host the 16th annual Decision Makers Breakfast on Jan. 29 from 7 to 10 a.m. at the Kitsap Conference Center, Bremerton Harborside. Acclaimed economist, John W. Mitchell Ph.D., Principal, M & H Economic Consultants, will deliver the keynote address with his 2014 Economic Forecast, “Year Five: Transitions and Experiments.” Mitchell, a former chief economist for U.S. Bancorp and economics professor at Boise State University, who is known for his shrewd

observations and charismatic delivery will discuss prospects and risks for the nation and the region in the coming year. Dr. Mitchell previewed the address saying, “We are ending year five with hope that the long anticipated pick up in the growth rate is at hand. The grand behavioral experiment of the health care changes and reduced federal bond purchasing are wild cards set amidst a rebounding housing sector, de-leveraged consumers, and the certainty that we will not have a replay of the fiscal cliff.”

Other program highlights include a focus on online marketing with a presentation from WA Department of Commerce, Marketing Services Manager, Robb Zerr, who will the discuss the importance of marketing in a digital world, the role of social media, and the benefits of collaborative marketing. Attendees will also get a first look at the newly refreshed KEDA brand and a brief tour of the new economic development website, as well as a look back on Kitsap Connected, the award-winning multi-media campaign launched at last

year’s event. Doors open and breakfast service begins at 7 a.m. The program begins at 7:30 a.m. in the Puget Sound Ball Room. Visit www.kitsapeda. org for additional information and to register. Tickets are available for individual purchase as well as reserved tables for 10. Contact Theresa Mangrum at mangrum@ or 360-3779499 for additional information. This event is sponsored by Puget Sound Energy and Western Washington University.


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The Submarine Veterans of the USSBI Bremerton Base Present Gifts to Veterans at the Washington State Veterans Home in Retsil. Base Members (shown here) led by Chaplain Fred Borgmann presented $1,200 in gifts to veterans at the Washington Veterans Home at Retsil, Port Orchard on Dec. 18. Gifts were accepted by Administrative Assistant, Subvet Willie Slusarski. Gifts were phone cards, toiletries, and other handy items. Retsil serves about 225 veterans.

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As 2013 comes to an end, it’s a time to reflect on the past year in Kitsap County and the people who have given so much to this county. Kitsap County Commissioner Josh Brown is one of them. Brown started his political career as a young 20-something looking to be the first Democrat in a long time to be elected to the county commission from the Central Kitsap area. Brown door-belled, and although new to politics, was elected in 2006. He announced recently that he had accepted a position as executive director of the Puget Sound Regional Council and will vacate his commission seat Dec. 31. While his time on office has not been without controversy, he’s served his district well. His work has led to good things in the county, one of them being the creation of the county campus in Silverdale, the home of the YMCA. One of this last actions while in office has been to sign an agreement that will set up the campus to house a community performing arts theater and possibly a larger library to serve Silverdale. Another person to be congratulated on his service is Tim Thomson, who leaves the Port of Bremerton after 14 years, the last two as chief executive officer. Thomson is leaving public service, retiring to spend more time with his family. To his credit, after some rocky years, the port’s future looks good. The occupancy rate at both of its marinas in Bremerton and Port Orchard is good. The industrial and business park near the airport is attracting new tenants at a good rate. And the airport is being marketed successfully to businesses and hobbyist pilots as a place that can meet their needs. While Thomson also faced criticism about spending cuts and layoffs, his work has placed the port in a better position to move forward in 2014. Among the others we need to thank are those who have served on Bremerton City Council. While both were defeated in the past election, Adam Brockus and Nick Wofford have given a lot to the city through their years on the Bremerton City Council. We hope to see them stay active in the community. Also leaving the council are Carol Arends, Jim McDonald, Wendy Priest and Faye Flemister. They, too, deserve our thanks. It’s easy to be critical of those who serve in government at any level, from our local park, water and fire district boards to the office of the President of the United States. Anyone who serves in public office knows that comes with the job. But those who serve do so because of a genuine desire that they want to make their community a better place to live and work and enjoy. We thank them for their service and we wish them well. “Scan this Bremerton

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Bremerton: the year in review As another year comes to a close, it’s the perfect time to reflect back on some of the top stories of 2013 that caught my attention for a variety of reasons. Leading off the list is the important changes in leadership that came to pass for Bremerton. Aaron Leavell was hired as the new Superintendent of the Bremerton School District this year and his open-door style of doing business has become the magnet that draws people into working together for the greater good of local education. Despite the finger pointing distraction of state education funding shortcomings, the Bremerton School District has managed, with the existing resources it has, to position itself for improvements and success in 2014 and beyond. I am very proud to have my own child enrolled in the Bremerton School District. Another hire that has already had a rather large impact on Bremerton is that of our ‘Rockstar’ Police Chief, Steve Strachan. Right out of the gate, Chief Strachan began communicating with the citizens and residents of Bremerton in open and refreshing ways that had not been experienced for quite some time. How this community views the police force that serves it is changing and that is a good thing. Much of that is thanks to Chief Strachan

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Colleen Smidt and his leadership ability. Next up on the list is the increasing spotlight on social issues that haunt Bremerton as the main service hub for Kitsap County. For years Bremerton residents have suffered under the heavy consequences that come from having a disproportionate percentage of the population who have drug issues, mental health problems or are registered sex offenders. Thanks in large part to citizens and community members, the problem of used drug needle disposal is now being taken very seriously by the city of Bremerton and the Kitsap County Health Department. New online reporting systems for suspicious drug or criminal activity and graffiti have been implemented

through the city of Bremerton website making it much easier for the community to report what it sees. Through an increase in the sale tax that was passed in September by the county commissioners, additional funding towards mental health solutions has begun. These specific and designated funds are already receiving oversight for future distribution from a combined group of citizens and community stakeholders who will ensure accountability and transparency. Finally, I must mention the two community partnership examples that will benefit two groups of Bremerton children who have been very much under-served until now. The first project is the recently completed and opened Boys & Girls Club Teen Center in East Bremerton. Thanks in large part to contributions from the Bremerton School District, the city of Bremerton; the C. Keith Birkenfeld Memorial Trust a unique opportunity for the teen population of Bremerton is now available. Currently, membership only takes a small sign-up fee and $5 a month for local teens to join. Students from several Bremerton schools can catch a bus after school that will drop them off directly at the Teen Center. It is a beautiful SEE EVERYTHING, A5

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United Way needs you A look at the next session BY DAVID L. FOOTE UNITED WAY OF KITSAP COUNTY

It is safe to say that we have all felt the effects of the recession and the snail paced economic recovery. It is also safe to say that we have all been affected by the recent government shutdown and the congressional squabbling over the debt, health care and the budget. But do you realize how profoundly these events have affected the nonprofit community’s ability to raise the necessary funds to protect the safety net in our community? When the government shutdown, the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) also shut down for the duration. The shutdown affected the CFC’s ability to run an effective campaign and has now put what would normally be a $2 million campaign effort over $800,000 dollars behind last year’s campaign at the same time. For United Way of Kitsap County, already having difficulty raising dollars this year because of the govern-


facility that I encourage everyone in the community to check out. The second project is the Bremerton Beyond Accessible Playground to be completed within the existing Evergreen Rotary Park. Much of the planning and approval for this project has already been completed and construction will begin in 2014. In my years of community and volunteer

ment shutdown and economic uncertainty, the CFC shutdown translates to United Way receiving at this point in time $175,000 less from CFC. Add to that the ner-

“We desperately need the community’s help.” – David Foote

vousness of the general population and United Way is now $245,000 below last year’s campaign at the same time. To add to the problem, the local Bell Ringers drive that would normally bring in around $100,000 during the holiday season to help all of the local area food banks is now sitting at less than $50,000 with only a few days left in the year. What does this do to United Way’s, CFC’s and the Bell Ringers’ ability to bolster the community safety net? In short, it devastates all of our combined efforts to help the less

fortunate in our community and helps drive them further into despair. We desperately need the community’s help. No outside help is on its way to bolster the community safety net. The safety net is supported by a combination of United Way, CFC, the Bell Ringers drive and the community at large. We must all work together; charity begins at home and Kitsap County is our home. If you are a shipyard worker or an active duty service member, please contribute to CFC. If you are a Kitsap County resident, please help United Way, the Bell Ringer drive or your favorite local charity. It may be the most important thing you do this year. Our community of Kitsap County is relying on you. Please make a tax deductible donation today and protect the community’s safety net. David Foote is the executive director of the United Way of Kitsap County located in Bremerton. To find out more, or to donate, go to, or email dfoote@unitedwaykitsap. org.


Here’s a preview of coming attractions and distractions for lawmakers next year that can be found in the pile of legislation awaiting them when they return to Olympia in January. There have been 59 bills filed early — 38 in the House and 21 in the Senate — dealing with specialty license plates and protecting hospital employees from violent criminals as well as naming a state waterfall and ensuring natural disasters don’t shut down government. Here’s a sample of new laws House and Senate members are already pushing: Hold the art: There’s a move afoot to end the prettification of bridges, overpasses, sound walls and off-ramps. House Bill 2092 would bar state transportation agencies from spending public funds to “acquire works of art” or make “decorative finishes or designs that are not integral to the function of a transportation structure.” Washington Pot & Trust: Who better to handle the cash for the pot industry than the state, right? Senate Bill 5955 creates a publicly owned trust to “act as the sole depository for in-state marijuana producers, processors, and retailers and to use taxable earnings from those deposits for the benefit of the people and economy of the state.”

service, I have yet to see any group that has matches this one for its sheer grit, determination and inability to accept “No” as the final answer. “So that ALL can play‚“ is the perfect explanation for why this project is so desired. It has been my pleasure to write for all of you in 2013. I am looking forward to 2014 to be a great year for experiences to be had and stories to be shared. Have a very happy and “Please Make Your Reservations Early As Seating is Limited!” safe new year. “Your community theater”

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All in the cannabis family: You won’t get high off hemp but you might make money selling oils, clothes and other products made from this variety of cannabis sativa. Senate Bill 5954 sets the rules for a new industrial hemp industry. Growers will need licenses and pay fees and those dollars would be deposited in the proposed publicly-owned trust. RDHWKFN: The University of Washington has a specialty license plate. So too do Washington State University and Gonzaga. Seattle University may be next. That’s the idea behind House Bill 2100 which would direct proceeds from any sales into a student scholarship fund. A layer of protection: When a person suspected or convicted of a violent crime is brought to a hospital for care, sometimes they attack nurses or other employees. Under Senate Bill 5968, these potentially violent individuals must be accompanied by a law enforcement officer or guard at all times during the visit. Scenic standout: Washington’s got its share of official symbols. There’s a state bird, fruit, insect, folk song and even a ship. House Bill 2119 would name Palouse Falls in southeast Washington as the official state waterfall. The sales pitch: The falls drop 198-feet and are considered one of the most amazing

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before I heard from them.” Glenn and all of Kitsap County’s participants in the marathon were not injured by the blasts.

Stennis returns home A big moment for many was the sight of the USS Stennis coming around the corner to dock in its homeport of Bremerton. It arrived home May 8 after eight months at sea. Cassandra Jorgensen stood at the front of the massive crowd of families ready to meet their loved ones as they came off the USS John C. Stennis at Naval Base Kitsap - Bremerton. Jorgensen was there to meet her fiancé, Petty Officer 2nd Class Timothy Allen. Jorgensen had won the special honor of “first kiss” among those waiting for loved ones to return from the carrier’s eightmonth deployment. Jorgensen met Allen in the Navy. Not only that,

they met on the Stennis during its last deployment while working in the same field. She left the Navy after that deployment, but Allen stayed in. Having been on both sides of a deployment, Jorgensen said staying at home can be much harder. “It’s bad being on board — but the women who do this, it’s ten times harder,” Jorgensen said. “But this moment right here makes it all worth it.” For several young and growing families, the Stennis’ return marked the first chance for children to meet their fathers and vice versa. Justin Baty, a nuclear engineer on the John C. Stennis, got to hold his son, Maximus, for the first time. “I’m very overwhelmed and very excited,” Baty said shortly after seeing his wife, Victoria, and their son. “It was pretty tough because he was born right at the beginning of the deployment so I didn’t get a chance to see him. This is my first chance. I’m really happy.” When its airing is onboard, there are more


than 5,000 sailors serving on the USS Stennis. With some 3,000 Sailors aboard, the aircraft carrier covered 66,000 miles in the western Pacific. The Navy reported that aircraft flew more than 1,300 missions from the flight deck in direct support of operations in Afghanistan. Prior to last year’s deployment, the Stennis had only been in port for five months following a seventh-month deployment to the Middle East.

Harrison chooses to affiliate with Franciscan What was a major news story from 2012, continued to 2013 as Harrison Medical Center looked to affiliate with the Franciscan Health Care System of Tacoma. In August, the proposed affiliation moved forward when without further study by the state or additional comments from the public. The Washington State Department of Health issued a decision that the affiliation would not require a certificate of need process. A certificate of need is a

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of non-reviewability” from the Department of Health which in essence says the certificate of need process was not required because the affiliation is not a merger or a purchase. The proposed affiliation was first announced in October 2012. The affiliation was final within a week and did not delay the opening of Harrison’s new Orthopaedic Center Sept. 13. For Ella Samuelson of Silverdale, that opening was like a dress rehearsal. Samuelson, in her 80s, and her husband, W. Bruce Samuelson, were among those who got to take a firstlook at The Orthopaedic Center at Harrison Medical Center during a public open house. “I’m going to be here in January for a knee replacement,” said Samuelson. “And I just wanted to see what the place is like.” Samuelson got the grand tour, just as did more than 500 people, said Jacquie Goodwill, director of marketing and communications for Harrison. Another 500 VIP guests toured the center that evening during a wine reception. As Samuelson told, she was suppose to have her surgery last year, but another medical need had to come first. “I’m glad I had to put it off,” she said. “Because now I get to have it in this brand new place.” Indeed she does. The center is a state-of-the-art surgical center where all orthopedic needs will be cared for. Among the surger-


ies that will be offered are knee and hip replacements, spinal surgeries, shoulder repair and replacements, hand surgeries including carpal tunnel and care for broken bones. Teams of more than 100 orthopedic specialists from surgeons, nurses, and rehabilitation therapists work using the latest technology to diagnose and treat patients, according to the hospital’s website. The $29 million facility is an expansion of Harrison’s Myhre Road campus. Bremerton architectural firm Rice Fergus Miller designed the building and it meets the standards of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification for green building practices. Construction of the 54,000 square foot building began in May 2012.

Retail changes in and around Silverdale There were plenty of changes for the retail market in and around Silverdale in 2013. In June, the Starwood Capital Group, a private investment firm from Connecticut, purchased the Kitsap Mall and some surrounding properties. The sale was announced in early June by Starwood and its partner company Starwood Retail Partners. Officials of the company did not disclose terms of the sale, but records at the Kitsap County Assessor’s office indicate the mall was sold for $111 million. The Macerich Company of California, a national mall developer and owner, had owned the mall. Macerich announced in February that the mall was for sale.

Along with the mall, Kitsap Place, which houses T.J.Maxx, Michael’s and some other smaller stores, was sold to Starwood for $9.5 million. Four buildings across from the mall to the north on Randall Way, called North Point at Kitsap, were sold for $6.5 million. Kitsap Mall is the only regional mall on the Kitsap Peninsula and contains 700,000 square feet of retail space. The mall opened in 1985 and Macerich has owned it since 1999 when they paid $70 million for the property. Within view, another retail development is in the making, it was announced in September. The California-based CenterCal Properties has plans to develop a new shopping center at NW Greaves Way and Highway 3, on the western side of Silverdale’s retail center. At it’s current state, the property under consideration is about 17 and a half acres filed with shrubs, trees and tall grasses. There’s isn’t much there right now except a “For Sale” sign and lots of wetlands. But the property is considered to be a great place for retail. In an application filed with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Washington State Department of Ecology, the developer said he plans 200,000 square feet of building space that could include a movie theater, restaurants, grocery store and retail outlets. Fred Bruning, CenterCal’s CEO, said the company is thrilled to be coming the Silverdale. “We truly love the Pacific Northwest and we’re excited about coming to Silverdale,”

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REI’s new employees get cash register training prior to the opening of the Silverdale REI in October. REI is among the retail changes underway near the Kitsap Mall. Bruning said. Bruning, who was the real estate director of Sears when the Kitsap Mall opened, knows the area well and said his company looks for places where it’s hard to get zoning for retail when they consider a project. “That means that retail won’t be over built,” he said. “Kitsap County is very strategic when it comes to where they want retail to go and that’s good.” For residents of Kitsap County, another retailer’s decision to locate here was met with delight in 2013. The new Silverdale REI opened Oct. 4. Store manager Greta Eaton Caulfield summed it up well. “We’re just so excited,” she said. “It’s a really big thing for REI to be in Silverdale our first store on the Kitsap Peninsula.” Caulfield was chosen to manage the store after a 20 year career with REI. In that time she’s been a store manager Grand Junction, Colo., and Sandy, Utah, just outside Salt Lake City. But this, the third store

she’s opened and been manager of from day one, is special to her. She’s coming home. “I grew up in Forks,” she said. “I remember driving through Silverdale when it was just a road with a gas station and a market. When I was in high school, the (Kitsap) mall went in and that was where we always went to shop for new school clothes.” Her first task was to oversee hiring of 50 employees. REI received more than 800 applications and those who were hired range in age from 16 to 66. They come from all around the peninsula, including Bainbridge Island, Poulsbo, and Port Orchard, and are students, professional sports enthusiasts and some who have come out of retirement to work at REI. This is the ninth store for REI in the Puget Sound and the company, which began in 1938, has more than 20,000 members who live on the Kitsap Peninsula. “Finally there is a store here so that our members don’t have to go to Seattle or

Tacoma to shop,” Caulfield said. “We’ve wanted to have a store over here for some time, but until now, we just couldn’t find the right location.” The store, at 10903 NW Myhre Place, is where the former Kitsap Sports was located. REI is leasing the building from the owner of that business. There is 15,000 square feet of space, about 3,000 more than the typical REI store, Caulfield said.

Kitsap County has its own hoarding cat woman It’s been seen and talked about other places, but it happened here this year. Kitsap Humane Society’s Animal Rescue and Enforcement (KARE) rescued 46 cats and kittens from a couple that were hoarding them in a camping trailer in Bremerton. Up to 30 more cats were surrendered to Kitsap Humane Society within the next ten days. Bremerton ordinance dictates that SEE YEAR IN REVIEW, A8

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Commission approved mental health sales tax residents own no more than four animals. In midFebruary, the Bremerton Police Department received an anonymous complaint about many cats housed in a camping trailer. KARE made multiple efforts to contact the owners, and on March 1, with the owners’ compliance, officers rescued the 46 cats from the trailer, with another 30 cats estimated to remain. KARE could not take all of the 70-plus cats at once because of capacity limits at the KHS shelter. Dr. Jen Stonequist, director of shelter medicine at KHS, examined the cats. “Most of the cats are in relatively good condition and sociable,” he said. “Some had minor, medical issues which are being addressed.” KHS officials said the couple originally had only a few cats, but did not get them altered and found themselves in a situation that got out of hand. They were well-meaning people, officials said, but didn’t know what to do once they had so many cats. “They thought they were doing the right thing by caring for the cats,” said kelly Michaels, of KHS. “But they weren’t spaying or neutering any of them and this is what happened.” “It’s a case of kittens having kittens because that’s what they do,” said Robin

After months of study and debate, in September Kitsap County Commissioners unanimously voted to institute a .01 percent sales tax for mental health and substance abuse programs. The ordinance went into effect Jan. 1 and is expected to raise about $3 million per year. The commissioners’ approval of the tax increase followed a pair of public hearings and many months of legwork by supporters. At the time of the vote, Commissioner Rob Gelder, talked about a public hearing in Poulsbo that left him more emotional than he thought he would be. He noted that nearly every speaker shared a personal connection to mental health and mental illness. “They were willing to sort of put themselves on the line to really truly bare their souls for all the public inspection and that takes a lot of guts,” he said. Gelder said that he did a lot of deliberative soul searching before reaching his decision to vote for the tax. “What it boils down to is everyone’s lives have been touched in some way, shape or form by mental health or mental illness,” he said. “It may not be ourselves personally. It may be a family member, a friend and acquaintance or somebody down the road from us. But

our lives are touched. Our community is touched by this issue and I think this is a really important step to take moving forward to try to really begin to turn the tide on this particular topic.” Gelder also said he will remain committed to making sure that the new funds are spent wisely.

Kitsap 9/11 Memorial dedicated in Bremerton After years of fundraising, design and re-design work and the installation of a pair of steel beams from the World Trade Center, the Kitsap 9/11 memorial was dedicated on Sept. 11. Dave Fergus, who designed the memorial and was the lead architect on the project, spoke at the dedication. “9/11 is a story of people. It’s a story about those who survived and those who perished,” said Fergus. “Stories of human toll and sacrifice.” Fergus directly recounted several personal stories of those who were in the towers, at the Pentagon and on Flight 93 on 9/11. He recalled last phone conversations, children who would never see their parents again, faithful friends who stayed behind, and the workers who pushed past those escaping. Audience members sat quietly, some silently wiping tears away, others with their hands covering their face in disbelief as Fergus spoke of the final moments of

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helpless Americans across four various locations on September 11, 2001. The architect also offered detailed perspectives of the memorial, including if a visitor looks at the beams from one angle, it seems as though the metal is curled; from various other angles, the beams look straight, as the buildings did before falling. “The Kitsap 9/11 Memorial is intended not simply to be viewed, but to be experienced,” he said. “You may touch the steel beams. Through touch, we are connected to each other. And we are connected to everyone who was touched by 9/11. Through touch, we are all connected and we are all united.”

CK Fire & Rescue looks at bridge and culvert policy No more taking CK Fire & Rescue vehicles across privately maintained bridges and culverts without the proper inspection. In September, fire commissioners in that district unanimously passed the “limited access roadways, bridges and culverts policy” that has been debated for two months. The policy calls for private property owners with bridges and culverts that are more than 24 inches in diameter to have them inspected to determine that they can hold the weight of large department vehicles, including trucks up to 60,000 pounds. If they are deemed secure by a licensed structural engineer, the fire department will post that and trucks will cross when emergencies happen. If not, fire department officials will do their best to

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Veterans gather near the steel beams at the 9/11 Memorial. fight fires and respond to emergencies on foot or with lighter weight vehicles. The district had identified 91 bridges and 44 culverts that need inspecting. More than 200 property owners were affected. Fire Chief Scott Weninger said the need for the policy is to protect equipment and employees. “We can’t afford to risk equipment or personnel,” he said. “And it just not right to ask our crews to make a decision on whether to cross at the time of an emergency out in the field.” While there has not been any incidents of private bridges falling in under the

weight of a fire vehicle in the district, Weninger said it has happened in Gig Harbor and other places across the nation. He said the matter has been a safety concern in the Central Kitsap district for years. Commissioner Dick West said he’d been aware of the concern for more than 30 years. “It’s been a issue for a long time,” West said, after voting for the policy. “We just can’t afford to lose apparatus or personnel for that matter.” Weninger said the district will now begin the process SEE YEAR IN REVIEW, A13


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Woman dedicates 15 years to Kitsap Humane Society BY SERAINE PAGE SPAGE@SOUNDPUBLISHING.COM

Dianne Canafax has a bit of a soft spot for animals. So much so that she’s dedicated the last 15 years of her life to volunteering at the Kitsap Humane Society in Silverdale. “I’ve always loved animals,” she said. “This is how I feed my passion.” Although she does have five of her own animals at home, she also fosters here and there. But it hasn’t always been easy to be such a huge animal lover who spends so much time around needy animals, especially when she can’t house them all. When looking at more than 200 animals that need to be adopted almost weekly, it can be a difficult place to be, she said. “There’s been times when I’ve walked away because it’s heartbreaking. But then I think, ‘who else is going to do it?’” she said. She volunteers an average of three to four days a week, usually spending two to three hours each day at the shelter. According to KHS Volunteer Coordinator Sarah Moody, the shelter has around 100 regular, dedicated volunteers

municate,” she who come explained. in weekly. It was after Canafax also she read the volunteers for book, “The five other different orgaOther End of nizations in the Leash,” a the county, non-f ic t ion including piece that Citizens On gives readers Patrol. ways to better As someunderstand one who holds Seraine Page/ staff photo their dogs. a professional Dianne Canafax To make a license in point, Canafax dog training, will walk up Canafax has taken a liking to to a class participant for a working on behavioral issues hug. She’ll pat them on the with dogs. Issues like marking head, and she’ll also sniff them territory, jumping on visitors as well. Canafax admits she and the like are some of the stopped “sniffing butts” when areas Canafax trains the shel- she was walking through a ter’s dogs on. That way, she store parking lot and a former said, they are much more likely participant yelled out to her to be adopted if they’ve got that she remembered her sniffing her butt. good manners. It was then that Canafax Canafax has also taken the lead on offering courses on realized she needed to stop site for free in the training cen- that particular demonstration. ter that’s open to the public. But the other points showcase One of her favorites seems to that the way humans generally be “Speaking Doglish” which approach dogs is inappropritrains humans on properly ate, she said. “I love that the shelter offers communicating with their programs such as the “Doglish” canine counterparts. “They don’t understand classes to the community; one English, so we have to learn of our primary goals is to edu‘doglish’ if we want to com- cate the public in the hopes

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First private bridge weight limit signs go up BY LESLIE KELLY LKELLY@SOUNDPUBLISHING.COM


After much heated debate and several meetings filled with discussion, firefighters in the Central Kitsap Fire District have placed the first weight limit signs on a privately-owned bridge in the district. The sign placement comes as a part of a new policy that was adopted by the CK Fire & Rescue board of commissioners this past September. The “limited access roadways, bridges and culverts policy” calls for private property owners with bridges and culverts that are more than 24 inches in diameter to have them inspected to determine that they can hold the weight of large department vehicles, including trucks up to 60,000 pounds. If they are deemed secure by a licensed structural engineer, the fire department will post that and trucks will cross when emergencies happen. If not, fire department

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officials will do their best to fight fires and respond to emergencies on foot or with lighter weight vehicles. At the time the policy was debated, the district had identified 91 bridges and 44 culverts that needed inspecting. More than 200 property owners in Central Kitsap were affected. On Thursday of last week, crews from the fire district placed their first sign on Turnstone Lane in Seabeck according to Ileana LiMarzi, Public Information Officer, Central Kitsap Fire & Rescue. The signs are being placed by the fire district after receiving the proper paperwork from the property owner that verifies that the bridge or culvert has been inspected and passed that inspection as to the weight it can hold. The reason for that, according to Lt. Matt Porter, who has been in charge of administering the policy change, is so that the district knows that the weight limit at 11: 30 a.m. The program will be White Elephant Bingo. Attendees should bring their “white elephants” for game prizes. This a great opportunity for native Kansans to get together to talk about their memories of living in The Sunflower State. New members are always welcome. Call Doris Rice at 360-792-9151 for more information.

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of the bridge or culvert in question and how in-depth the inspection needed to be. They said as private citizens, that was considered to be too extreme, and they asked for help from either the Kitsap County planning or public works departments to complete that work. But commissioners said that couldn’t happen because county employees cannot spend their time working on private bridges or private property. Many property owners said they were disappointed and feared that they would not be able to afford the inspections by licensed engineers. They also feared they could lose their homeowners insurance if word got out that the fire district would not respond to their location due to a bridge that was not inspected and that did not carry the proper weight limit sign. Other fire districts in the area are now considering similar policies.

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County to crackdown on DUIs during holidays BY SERAINE PAGE SPAGE@SOUNDPUBLISHING.COM

Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, an average of 49 people die in traffic crashes in Washington. That’s the figure from Washington Traffic Safety Commission that took into account accidents between 2008 and 2012. The leading cause of traffic death is still drivers on the roadways driving under the influence. Nationwide, an average of one alcohol-impaired-driving fatality occurred every 51 minutes in 2012, states a fact sheet from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Because of the huge increase of impaired drivers hitting the roadways during the holidays, between Nov.

29 and Jan. 1, extra officers will be out looking for drunk drivers. In Kitsap County, specific officers are put out to patrol for DUIs. “Most officers are thinking every night is an emphasis patrol,” said Marsha Masters, Target Zero task force manager for Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office. The force collaborates with residents, organizations and law enforcement to educate citizens on pedestrian and bicyclist safety issues as well as providing traffic safety education. Last week Masters went to Navy bases to remind sailors to be careful on New Year’s Day and warned them not to drink and drive. Sailors also all have a plastic “Safe Ride” card that has contact information to get a ride if they are under the influence.

LIGHTS AND SIRENS Sex offender fails to register A certificate of probable cause shows that Brian Alan Mickelson failed to register as a sex offender. Washington state law requires registration for a minimum of 10 years. If a sex offender become a transient, it is requires they notify the sheriff’s office of whereabouts for the previous week. On Oct. 26, he was released from Kitsap County Jail, and upon release noted he was

a transient. On Oct. 29 he failed to report to the sheriff’s office under his new transient status. At the moment, his whereabouts are unknown. A warrant for his arrest for failure to register as a level one sex offender was requested. The form was dated for Dec. 20, 2013.

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To drive the point home, Masters brought along with her a guest speaker who she knew would make an impact on audience members. Jessica Brooks spoke to sailors about having lost her mother due to a drunk driving accident in Poulsbo. Brooks was sevenyears-old when her mother was killed by a drunk driver, and she’s now in her 20s, Masters said. “That has just a powerful impact on the military when she speaks to them,” said Masters. “Don’t be the person that’s in the courtroom that has to face a family.” According to statistics by the U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, traffic fatalities involving alcoholimpaired-drivers increased

by 4.6 percent from 2011 to last year. In 2012 alone, more than 10,000 fatalities in crashes involved a driver whose BAC was .08 or higher. It is the hope of Masters and others in her department that the increased patrol might limit drunk drivers on the road. Masters, who is also a volunteer for MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Drivers), said she is thrilled that the Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort is encouraging its patrons to drive sober. “It’s good to seeing they’re taking responsibility and getting people to be responsible,” she said. Better yet is the fact that MADD will receive a check for the extra effort the casino is putting forth. This year, Suquamish

Clearwater Casino Resort guests are encouraged to pledge responsible drinking. Starting at 5 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, guests who decide to be designated drivers will be given an opportunity to sign a Clearly Responsible Celebrating pledge card. For every signed and returned card, the casino vows to donate $50 to the Kitsap County Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), up to $1,500. “We are excited about implementing a program that encourages all our guests to celebrate responsibly. Last year was so successful, we were given the approval to make it an annual offering,” said Chris Archunde, Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort marketing director.

This is the third year the casino is participating in raising funds for MADD, which in the past has given a check to the organization for $1,500 to go toward awareness costs. “They can party and party. They (casino staff) check them to make sure they’re sober,” Masters said of the program. To avoid driving home after indulging too much, Masters suggests that partygoers plan ahead to make the evening go smoothly. “Make your plan now for what you’re gonna do,” she said. “Once you start drinking, that plan goes out the door.” To purchase a gift card for a “safe lift” for yourself or a loved one, visit wadrivetozero. com to purchase a designated driver gift card.

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handcuffs yet until we completed the sobriety tests I had talked about.” Midway through the tests, the suspect chose not to continue. The trooper did not have enough evidence for a DUI arrest so instead the male was arrested for felony drug possession. The man told the trooper he was “very disappointed in himself since he just got his kids back,” states the report. A driver’s check revealed a long criminal history and that his license had been revoked in the first degree.

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five days after deputies spoke to the man about his dad’s wishes, his father called officers telling them his son had not followed through with going to rehab. His father asked his son be arrested for stealing the checks and forging signatures. Once found, the 24-year-old was placed under arrest. Heroin was found in his jacket pocket. He was taken to Kitsap County Jail and booked for theft 2-DV, forgery-DV and possession or heroin. Bail is set at $75,000.

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School levy, water project discussed by CKCC BY LESLIE KELLY LKELLY@SOUNDPUBLISHING.COM

Central Kitsap School Superintendent Hazel Bauman told members of the CK Community Council last week that the district could face layoffs if the proposed 2014 operational levy doesn’t pass. “The levy that we’ll be voting on represents about 20 percent of our school district’s annual budget,” Bauman said. “Without it, we would be in trouble. We would have to make significant reductions somewhere and that could include teachers.” Bauman spoke last week at a meeting of the Central Kitsap Community Council. Bauman said she and school board members will be taking their “dog and pony show” on the road, including a video, from now until election day Feb. 11, to educate the public about the need for the levy to pass. She said it replaces a current levy that will end at the end of 2014. If the new levy passes the property tax rate will be around $3.43 per $1,000 of assessed valuation on residences in the Central Kitsap

School District boundaries. That equates to a bit more than $840 that the person who owns a house assessed at $245,000 for property tax purposes now pays. “The current rate is at $3.70, but will drop in 2014 to $3.23,” she said. That drop comes because the current school board opted not to continue with a temporary increase that was in place for just 2013. So, if the new levy passes, the jump for taxpayers will be from $3.23 to $3.43. David McVicker, assistant superintendent for business and financial services, also spoke and said the district has had to reduce its budget $15 million over the last five years. “With the help of some extra dollars from the state, the budget we just passed was the first that wasn’t negative,” he said. “Our budget is $113 million, and of that, $9 million is just what it costs us to pay the bills and meet payroll.” Due to a lack of money, the district has not added any new curriculum in the past five years, he said. “Kids are using books that are 20 years old,” he said. “And

we have technology that needs to be updated. That 20 percent of our budget that comes from the levy — from the local community — is very important.” He also pointed out that there are some great facility needs in the district, “Most of our buildings have not been modernized in the past 20 years,” he said. “We have some HVAC systems that are so old we can’t get parts for them any longer.” In the 1980s, the district received federal funding to offset the impact of all the new students moving to the area when Bangor opened. He said at that time, schools were added and upgraded. But since then, maintenance needs have been ignored. “If we can show that our local taxpayers are willing to do their share, by passing this levy, then there is matching dollars available from the state,” McVicker said. He said it looked promising that the district would get back some federal heavy impact aid that was lost when the definition of who gets that aid was changed. That money is given to school district that

have a significant amount of non-taxed military property in their district. If the district gets back aid, it will be devoted to maintenance issues, he added. Bauman said the district is getting ready to move 9th graders into the high schools beginning in the fall of 2014. She said just where to educate 6th graders, is still being discussed. “That’s been a bit more controversial,” she said. “Studying that one a bit more just makes sense.” She said the district has 10,400 students in 20 schools. It serves 1,600 school breakfasts and 5,000 school lunches daily. About 40 percent of the district’s students are considered poor and qualify for free or reduced cost meals. She said the district uses 1,000 gallons of fuel every day to transport students to and from school. “We call these things our wrap-around services,” she said. “School districts today have to take care of the educational, the social and the physical needs of students.” She also bragged about the

district’s Advanced Placement classes and said CK students make up 15 percent of the number of AP tests taken in the state. She thinks adding new student curriculum and more opportunities for professional (teacher) development is needed. “Our teachers have to know the latest and greatest” she said. David Biel, spokesman for the district, said the video about the levy was made “inhouse” and cost “only staff time” to produce. He said, about $3,000 has been spent on informational materials about the levy. “It’s the school district’s obligation to inform the public about the levy,” he said. Following Bauman, Tim Knapp, of the Silverdale Water District, spoke about the Bucklin Hill project to replace water pipes under area streets including Silverdale Way, Kitsap Mall Boulevard. He said he knows it’s not been an easy thing for retailers and drivers in the area to negotiate, but that it had to be done. “I’d rather be doing it now, than after some seismic inci-

dent (earthquake) when we’d have the entire area shut down day and night,” Knapp said. A portion of the project will be finished prior to June 2014 when the section on Anderson Hill Road will be done. “That has to happen while school is out, because of the traffic,” he said. During that time there will be detour routes that will split traffic in a number of directions and he said the traffic along Silverdale Way will improve. “When you scatters the cars, traffic actually improves,” he said. He told one council member the cold patch process leaves the roadway on Silverdale Way uneven. “With cold patch, they’re pliable,” he said. “So as traffic drives over it, it packs down so it’s not flush with the road. We’ve tried several things, but it doesn’t bond.” He said they have to cover the cold patch with permanent asphalt in large batches, 400 tons, so it can only be done when they know they have a large area to finish, and when it’s warm enough.

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of notifying affected property owners. The policy officially goes into affect Jan. 1. The fire district prepared letters and information that was mailed to the roughly 400 households affected by the new policy. The packets had information about the new policy and a check list for engineers to use when inspecting structures. It also will include an explanation to homeowners about the policy. The district is now beginning to place the prier signage on those bridges that have been inspected.

New superintendents at Bremerton and CK districts This year, two local school districts got a makeover in the superintendent department. Central Kitsap School District welcomed Hazel Bauman as the new face for the district, and Bremerton schools brought on native Aaron Leavell. “My role is to improve teaching and learning,” said Bauman, who began her interim work with CKSD in early July. “Children come to school each day to learn and there is so much to learn. We have to make sure that we


ers.” The leaflets that the workers passed out said “Our patients matter” and went on to note, “Right now, we are in contract negotiations with our employer, and wanted to let you know that it has been difficult to reach a compromise.” The main issues the workers cited on the leaflets are safe working shifts and not being forced to work 12-hour shifts, affordable health care and “the right to participate in our union.” At one point Thursday morning, Bremerton police received a call from Harrison Hospital security, said BPD Capt. Tom Wolfe.

present that in an engaging and exciting way so that they are turned on to learning.” Bauman came to the Central Kitsap district with nearly 40 years in education, the last 29 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, where she was superintendent for the past five years. She replaced Greg Lynch, who took a superintendent position with the Olympic Educational Service District 114. Bauman recently told the school board she’ll stay on an additional year while the board searches for a permanent superintendent. She also is committed to helping the district find it’s next superintendent. Leavell replaced Lester “Flip” Herndon who announced with little notice he’d be leaving by Aug. 31, just in time for the new school year. “I’m looking forward to the upcoming year,” said Leavell at the time he took the job. “I’m elated. This is a very exciting time for me and the Bremerton School District.” Leavell first started his teaching career in 1997 in the Bremerton School District, and he was born and raised in Kitsap County.

City expands conference center on waterfront After substantial debate, the city council “What we did is we spoke to our city attorney’s office and just asked for them to give us some guidance about the best way to address the situation,” Wolfe said. “There can be some gray areas when it comes to public areas and private businesses and you have to tread kind of lightly.” Wolfe said that officers didn’t witness “any acts they felt were an issue at all. It was pretty low-key.” He said officers then spoke with “upper management” at Harrison. “The understanding was that as long as they didn’t block access to or from the hospital or aggressively approach people they were welcome to stay and hand out their pamphlets,” Wolfe said.

decided to forge ahead with a $1.1 million, 6,750-foot expansion of the Kitsap Conference Center at the Bremerton Harborside District. Using a $400,000 grant from the Kitsap Public Facilities District and borrowing $500,000 from its own Equipment Rental and Revolving Fund, the city negotiated a $15-per-square-foot lease with Kitsap Transit for third floor space that had sat vacant for ten years. Kitsap Transit also agreed to forego four years worth of rent in lieu of tenant improvements by the city. In addition, the agreed to contribute $200,000 worth of improvements for the project, most of which entails elevator improvements to the site. Supporters of the expansion said that conservative estimates show that the expanded conference center will bring in an additional $500,000 in revenue every year through larger and longer conferences.

Government shutdown hits Kitsap County hard The Oct. 1 to 17 shutdown of the federal government hit Kitsap County particularly hard. Approximately 3,500 workers at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility were furloughed, but the shutdowns affects were felt beyond the yard. At Naval Base Kitsap, 97 of 453 civilian employees were furloughed and at Naval Facilities Engineering Command Northwest, “137 employees will be receiving a furlough letter sometime today,” public affairs officer Leslie Yuenger said on the day of the shutdown. Congressman Derek Kilmer bemoaned the shutdown and announced he would give up his pay for the duration of the shutdown. “The fact that some WE HAVE T H E

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A trio of runners were among more than 100 local residents who gathered at the Silverdale Waterfront Park to honor those who were injured and killed in the Boston bombings. in Congress would risk a shutdown in order to score political points demonstrates why Congress is currently held in lower regard than head lice,” Kilmer said. “I’m voluntarily giving up my own pay during this shutdown because I believe in leading by example. Unfortunately, many federal employees in our region unfortunately won’t have a say about losing theirs. They’ll be furloughed and lose pay through no fault of their own. These employees and the folks who depend on their work deserve better.”

School board candidate faced theft charge When Wendy Stevens announced her candidacy for the Bremerton school board, it was clear she had a lot of strong support. Despite disappearing from her home in the middle of the campaign, spending a weekend in jail and facing a first-degree theft charge, that support remained strong. Even though she ultimately lost the race to Ally Rotter, Stevens earned 3,092 votes, or 36.3 percent, compared


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Bremerton mayor cruised to re-election In Nov e mb e r, Bremerton Mayor Patty Lent cruised to re-election to a second term this

year, earning 5,015 votes, or 66.3 percent of the total. That was nearly a two-to-one margin over her opponent, political newcomer Todd Best, who earned 2,496 votes, or 33 percent of the total. Lent described her win in an election night victory speech as a landslide, but acknowledged that she had been nervous ever since Best signed up as a candidate just 25 minutes before the filing deadline back in May. “Because I didn’t know why he registered,” Lent said. “But it forced me to be on my game and do even more representation. That’s where I’ve been all these last few months.” Lent thanked her supporters and promised bigger and better things to come in her second term. “With all the things we’ve done from day one, this is more than those numbers reflect,” she said of her win. “This means we’ve got a bright future and we’ve got exciting things that you will not believe are going to happen in the next four years.”



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My thoughts about Christmas then and now Christmas Day always seemed like the longest day, when in fact it falls soon after the shortest day of the year. This is the benefit of being a kid. All time is warped. Nothing feels quick when you are a kid, except maybe that hour before bedtime. A school year feels like an eternity. The week before your birthday feels like a month. And the month before Christmas feels like a year. And then the day comes, and everything, naturally, stands still. My two older brothers and I all had bedrooms upstairs. We waited together at the top of the stairs to go down together and spy what Santa had left for us. This was usually at 4 o’ clock in the morning. By 9 o’ clock, when my dad made a big breakfast with eggs, bacon and biscuits, it already felt like a full 24 hours had passed. But we still had the whole day. I never got out of my pajamas, unless it was to ride my bike down to my friend Leslie’s house and see what she had gotten. Sometimes, even then, I just threw a jacket over my flannel pants and shirt and pedaled in my slippers. By lunchtime, I had already opened all of my gifts, and I was waiting for my dad to put everything — Barbie houses, baby doll equipment, a new bike — together. We still had the whole day ahead of us.

I would say things like, “If I was in school right now, I’d only be in math!” Dinner usually passed unnoticed. We picked at leftovers and padded around the house with new games and books tucked under our arms. By bedtime, it felt like a week had passed. I loved Christmas Day. Today, Christmas Day seems to sneak up on me. It arrives too early‚ — soon after the Halloween catalogs have gone in the trash — but the advertisements and sales linger all month as a visual reminder: It’s coming! Christmas is coming! You’d better hurry and do your shopping! There are lists and projects and a million different ways to let people down. Didn’t get the Christmas cards done in time? Check. Ordered the big-ticket gift too late for Christmas delivery? Check. Had a headache and couldn’t attend that holiday party? Check. Whereas the month of December once felt like a year all by itself, these days, it goes by in a flash. And I’m beginning to think it’s because we adults know too much. We know Christmas is just 24 hours. We know the world will be still for just that amount of time, and then it will whiz past again. Worse, we know that not everyone is happily surrounded by family, gifts and

Legal Notices IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR KITSAP COUNTY IN RE THE ESTATE OF: SOPHIA E. PETERSON, Deceased. NO. 13-4-00803-2 NONPROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW 11.42.030 IN THE SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN AND FOR KITSAP COUNTY The notice agent named below has elected to give notice to creditors of the above-named decedent. As of the date of the filing of a copy of this notice with the court, the notice agent has no knowledge of any other person acting as notice agent or of the

appointment of a personal representative of the decedent’s estate in the state of Washington. According to the records of the court as are available on the date of the filing of this notice with the court, a cause number regarding the decedent has not been issued to any other notice agent and a personal representative of the decedent’s estate has not been appointed. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.42.070 by serving on or mailing to the notice agent or the notice

celebration. Indeed, we know that for some adults Christmas is the longest day for a differ-

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Sarah Smiley ent sort of reason: it’s painful and lonely, and December 26 can’t come soon enough. Last year I had a hard time celebrating. In the wake of the tragedy in Newtown, where six educators and 20 first graders were killed at the Sandy Hook School, Christmas trees, candy canes and gifts seemed irrelevant. I put on a happy face for the kids, but all morning, I couldn’t stop thinking about the unwrapped gifts under the trees in Newtown. How would those parents ever celebrate again? Almost a year later, my friend’s husband died in a helicopter crash during the final weeks of his deployment. I’ve seen her Facebook updates about getting and decorating a tree alone, and I can’t get it out of my mind. Last month, a young photographer died of lung can-

cer. Last week, a house burned down in our city. When I was a kid, I never suspected any of this about the world. December, and especially the 25th, seemed totally insular. It was a cocoon, and, happily, it seemed to go on forever. And yet, back then, Christmas was pretty easy, too (although probably not for my parents). It was about presents, staying in my pajamas, and eating a big breakfast. Most of us know that isn’t the true, adult meaning of Christmas. December 25 exists not to give us a “pause” button for the world, but rather to remind us Christians that in a flawed, troubled, human environment, there is hope. Christmas happens among the sadness and despair, not despite it. I know now that as we grow older, we delight in our children’s innocent excitement waiting at the top of the stairs and then rushing down to the tree for this exact reason. They are our cocoon from the fact that on December 26, we’ll get dressed and carry on in a world that will never be as perfect as it once seemed on Christmas morning when we were kids. Here’s another dose of Sarah ... After a month-long string of serious columns, my youngest son, Lindell, 6, has

brought it to my attention that I haven’t yet addressed the most pressing issue of all: the fact that his stuffed bird, named Lindiddy, needs a bath, and no one can bring themselves to do it. Because no one wants Lindiddy to fall apart. All of my children have had favorite stuffed animals during their childhoods, but none of those other “pets” have taken on the life that Lindiddy has. Lindiddy is effectively the seventh member of our family (with our dog Sparky bing the sixth, of course). We don’t speak ill of Lindiddy. Sometimes, he joins us at the dinner table. And if there was a fire, someone would probably grab him on the way out the door. Lindiddy is not your typical stuffed animal. He’s not a classic teddy bear or dog. He doesn’t have a sweet face and sparkling eyes. No, Lindiddy is a lime-green jertin. Specifically, he’s the jertin in the curtain from the Dr. Seuss book “There’s a Wocket in My Pocket.” When he first came to us four years ago, Lindiddy had fluffy fur and a mohawk of green on top of his head. Through the years, his fur has become mashed, the mohawk matted. His eyes are sewn in, but the eyelids are drooping. His yellow nose is crooked, like he flew into a window. He has long, orange legs that are bent at the knees, and flopping wing-like arms that are too

long for his body. When Lindell was still a baby, he carried Lindiddy by his long neck, pushing the stuffing up and down and leaving a hand-sized dent in the middle. Today, Lindiddy’s head won’t stand up straight due to this long ago injury. Lindiddy came from the check-out counter at Kohl’s. Dustin brought him home because “There’s a Wocket in My Pocket” was, at that time, Lindell’s favorite book. If I remember correctly, the purchase was partially a donation to a children’s charity. Meaning: Lindiddy and his kin are not regular stock at Kohl’s, nor anywhere else. Parents with kids with favorite blankets or stuffed animals know what this means: no replacements. These are the facts as I know them. According to Lindell, however, Lindiddy came from his parents’ nest, which fell during a tornado. That’s how Lindiddy broke his neck. He flew to safety at Kohl’s, which is where Dustin found him. There is some speculation that Lindiddy once flew in World War II, but Lindell says that was just Lindiddy telling fibs. He has spoken to Lindiddy about this and says he won’t lie again.

For Kitsap Countywide Legal listings, please turn to Real Estate Now/Kitsap Classifieds agent’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which the notice agent’s declaration and oath were filed. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) thirty days after the notice agent served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided under RCW 11.42.020(2)(c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.42.050 and 11.42.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and non-

probate assets. DATE OF FILING COPY OF NOTICE TO CREDITORS with Clerk of Court: November 14, 2013. DATE OF FIRST PUBLICATION: December 13, 2013. Notice Agent: Kenneth Peterson Address: 11320 - 16th Ave. Ct. NW Gig Harbor, WA 98332 Attorney for Notice Agent: Jacob L. Potak Address: 5801 Soundview Drive, Suite 258 Gig Harbor, WA 98332 T e l e p h o n e : 253/858-1160 Presented By: /s/Kenneth Peterson KENNETH PETERSON, Notice Agent Presented By: LAW OFFICE OF JACOB

L. POTAK, P.S. /s/Jacob L. Potak JACOB L. POTAK, WSBA#24691 Attorney for Notice Agent Date of first publication: 12/13/13 Date of last publication: 12/27/13 (CK946338) SUPERIOR COURT OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON FOR KING COUNTY Estate of GERALD E. SENGSTOCK, Deceased. No. 13-4-09649-5 SEA PROBATE NOTICE TO CREDITORS RCW 11.40.020, .030 Suzanne R. Register has been appointed as personal representative (“personal representa-

tive”) of this estate. Any person having a claim against the decedent must, before the time the claim would be barred by any otherwise applicable statute of limitations, present the claim in the manner as provided in RCW 11.40.070 by serving on or mailing to the personal representative or the personal representative’s attorney at the address stated below a copy of the claim and filing the original of the claim with the court in which the probate proceedings were commenced. The claim must be presented within the later of: (1) thirty days after the personal representative served or mailed the notice to the creditor as provided un-

der RCW 11.40.020(1)(c); or (2) four months after the date of first publication of the notice. If the claim is not presented within this time frame, the claim is forever barred, except as otherwise provided in RCW 11.40.051 and RCW 11.40.060. This bar is effective as to claims against both the decedent’s probate and nonprobate assets. Date of First Publication: December 20, 2013. Suzanne R. Register, personal representative Attorneys for personal representative: Colonel F. Betz, WSBA #29524 Perkins Coie LLP 1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900 Seattle, Washington

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Sailors aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) held a ceremony Dec. 9 in the hangar bay honoring the 18th anniversary of the ship’s commissioning. Stennis’ commanding officer, Capt. Mike Wettlaufer, spoke to the crew about the ship’s history and shared his personal experience aboard Stennis throughout the years. “I was lucky enough to do the deck certification on the ship in early 1996 off the coast of Virginia,” said Wettlaufer, who also served as executive officer aboard Stennis from 2009-2011. “Today, we are serving aboard Stennis during

its second ever Docking Planned Incremental Availability (DPIA), with the responsibility of getting her ready to return to the Fleet and continue the storied history of this great ship.” Sailors who attended the ceremony commented on the historical significance of the event. “Knowing that I’m a part of this ship’s history is inspiring,” said Aviation Ordnanceman Airman Amber Deranek, from Paso Robles, Calif. “It’s humbling to think that this ship will keep going long after I leave.” The Stennis, named for Mississippi Senator John Cornelius Stennis, was commissioned Dec. 9, 1995, at Naval Station Norfolk, in Norfolk, Va. The Stennis, now h om e - p or t e d in Bremerton, was the first

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Sailors from the USS Stennis celebrate the 18th anniversary of the commissioning of the ship with a cake shaped like the ship. Bremerton is the Stennis’ homeport.

aircraft carrier to conduct a catapult launch of an FA-18E/F Super Hornet in January 1997, and was the first carrier to launch strikes against Al-Qaeda forces in Afghanistan after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The Stennis is currently undergoing a DPIA maintenance period at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility. For more news from USS John C. Stennis visit w w w. ste n n i s . n av y. m i l or stennis74. There are more than 5,000 sailers assigned to the Stennis including its air wing which is based in San Diego and on Naval Station Whidbey on Whidbey Island. The Stennis has been in port since it returned last May.


Superstars from World Wrestling Entertainment visited sailors assigned to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) at the Naval Base Kitsap-Bremerton recreation center Dec. 11. The WWE Superstars, which include Curtis “Fandango” Hussey, Danielle “Summer Rae” Moinet, Ettore “Big E” Langston” Ewen, Ryan “Ryback” Reeves and Bryan “Daniel Bryan” Danielson met with sailors to show

their support and to promote the WWE’s 11th annual “Tribute to the Troops” show. The visit by the WWE celebrities gave many sailors a chance to meet their childhood heroes. “It means a lot that to have them visit us,” said Ship’s Serviceman Seaman George Garces, from Elizabeth, N.J. “I’ve been a wrestling fan ever since I was a kid and their support means a lot to me.” “This was amazing,” said Aviation Boatswain’s Mate 3rd Class Anjessica Graham, from Tampa, Fla.

“I got to see them perform live this week and getting to meet them in person is a great experience.” The wrestlers concluded their visit by signing auto-

graphs, posing for photographs and challenging sailors to a games of pool and table tennis. “This was a lot of fun,” said Ewen. “It was very

rewarding to visit the military and support our troops.” The Tribute to the Troops show was held at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

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A love story for the ages filled with grief, giving BY LESLIE KELLY LKELLY@SOUNDPUBLISHING.COM

It’s been just about a month since Ga Neille Hostvedt sat at her husband Dennis’ bedside holding his hand and watching him slip from this world into the next. She smiles when she recalls his love of life, his brilliant blue eyes and his caring soul. Her eyes fill with tears and her voice trembles when she speaks about him. “He was my first love,” she says. “All throughout the years, I never forgot about him.” And now, after his death, she wants to share him with others through her memories and what he’s left behind. It was when they were in third grade and living on Mercer Island that they became friends. Ga Neille remembers that she lived within walking distance of Dennis’s house and would visit him often. “He wasn’t like the other boys,” she said. “He was kind. You know boys at that age, they’re just — well — boys. Not Dennis. He was sweet and quiet.” Throughout their childhood, they were friends. By the time they turned 16, their parents let them date. They did all the traditional things kids did in the 1950s, including going to prom together. Dennis’s father was an expert woodworker and Dennis learned the skill from him. Dennis built a boat by hand and the pair took it out on Lake Washington several times, Ga Neille remembered. “One time, we got out a ways and it capsized,” she said. “We had to swim back to shore.” Soon, high school was over and it was time for college. Dennis received a full scholarship to attend the University of Washington. Ga Neille had plans to go to Central Washington College in Ellensburg. “We talked about getting married, but we both had college plans,” she said. “And we were so young.” So they each took their own direction. Time passed. She met and married another man and after college they created a life in Idaho, where they had three children, two boys and a girl. That life was good and brought her many things including a career helping others as a volunteer for the American Red Cross and as a Court Appointed Services Advocate, helping children who were abused or neglected.

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Dennis and Ga Neille a few months before his death. As an artist, she painted murals and conducted art classes in the park for the Idaho Arts Commission. But her life, too, had its difficulties. Early in their marriage, her husband was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and within a few years became a quadriplegic. For years, her life became about caring for him. In early 2002, her husband died and she found herself without a life partner. Dennis completed his engineering degree from the University of Washington and married his college sweetheart. He took a job with the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton. He was working as a project design engineer in the nuclear division at the shipyard for the Department of Defense. Things were good for him. Then tragedy hit. An accident took his wife and two young sons in 1976. Despite losing his family, he continued his career, where he worked 33 years and rose to being a manager. He opted for an early retirement in the late 1990s, so he could pursue his passion for woodworking. He created his own business, Denny’s Fine Woodworking, building custom furniture. In 2002, a multiple-year high school reunion was planned at Mercer Island High. Ga Neille decided to go. She was excited to see some old high school friends and hoped that Dennis would be there. He didn’t show. But she spoke of Dennis to one of their teachers, Don Miller. Somewhat disappointed, Ga Neille went back to Idaho. A few months later, one afternoon, the phone rang. She picked it up, said “hello,” and heard a voice she recognized. “I was shocked,” she said. “I knew it was him. His voice was the same, only deeper.” Their teacher, Mr. Miller, had passed Ga Neille’s phone number along to Dennis, she later learned.

They spoke several times and then decided to meet. She came to Seattle. He picked her up at the airport. “I told him I’d have on a big-rimmed white hat, a white dress and be carrying a red rose,” she said. “That way he’d know me.” In-flight, unexpected turbulence resulted in tea spilt down the front of that white dress. Seltzer water used to try to remove it left her dress wet, but she deplaned ready to see him anyway. The flight was early and by the time he arrived, she was the only one standing at baggage claim. “I looked pitiful,” she said. “I tried to cover up the tea stain with the rose.” It didn’t matter. They were together once again after all those years apart. “I knew right then and there,” she said. “All those feelings of ‘first love’ came flooding back to me.” They decided to take a trip down memory lane and drove by the homes where they grew up, the old high school and then stopped in to see that science and mathematics teacher who had helped to reunited them. “We had root beer floats,” she said. “And we just thanked him for getting us back together.” After many phone calls, emails and several months of traveling back and forth from Bremerton to Boise for visits, they decided to get married. They had a small ceremony in Sedona, Ariz., on March 14, 2003. The newspapers in Bremerton and Mercer Island carried their love story and ran their wedding picture and their prom photograph. The next 10 years were filled with “doing everything possible that we’d always wanted to do,” she said. They traveled the world, played golf, went snow skiing, and, of course, Dennis handcrafted furniture.

“He was an expert craftsman,” she said. “From picking out the very piece of wood to create the object, to sanding and varnishing and more sanding and varnishing — he loved the process. Everything he made was special. He’d pick just the right wood, the right smoothness and character for each piece he made.” His boat, Tomara, was featured in the book “Classic Wooden Motor Yachts,” and he was featured in the magazine, PassageMaker. The family home he helped his father build on Mercer Island recently sold for more than $1 million. In May of this year, Dennis began having problems swallowing. He went to the doctor. He learned he had terminal cancer. “He’d been skiing and hiking the week before that,” she said. “They told us six months without chemo, and maybe a year or a bit more than that with chemo. He chose to do chemo. He loved life and he wanted to live.” He lived exactly seven months, two weeks, and three days, she tells. He never feared death, she said, and even with a chemo pump, he played golf with his buddies, making sure he lived

him standing at the window looking out at nature that surrounded the house where they lived. “I knew he was just trying to soak it all in,” she said. “It was like he was wondering whether he’d be able to remember it after he was gone.” Toward the end, he had trouble breathing and was hospitalized. He was on oxygen and couldn’t speak. But he worked up enough energy to be able to be taken off oxygen for a last farewell. “He told us he wanted to have a party with his friends while he was still here, rather than a funeral afterward,” Ga Neille said. “So we had everyone who was important to Dennis come and say their goodbyes.” They laughed and told stories. They drank punch and had cake. But soon, he needed to rest and everyone left. She sat with him and he asked her something. “He wanted to know if he’d be with his first wife in Heaven or with me when the time came,” she said. “We asked our pastor and he said that in Heaven, everyone is equal and we’re all together. I think he found peace in that.” His death came soon after

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A keepsake of her’s shows their wedding and prom photos. every day he had left to its fullest. “He always kept a smile on his face,” she said. “He never let the disease get ahold of him.” They spoke about how he was an organ donor and about how he wanted to donate his body to science. She encouraged him to do that, as did her first husband. They got his affairs in order. One morning, she found

that, on Nov. 24 at 2:52 p.m. She sat with him for a time and then she went home. She didn’t have to make arrangements because there was to be no funeral. His body would be go to the University of Washington medical school for research in cancer causes and treatments. But within a few hours, the phone rang. It was SightLife, in Seattle requesting that Dennis’

corneas be donated to give sight to others. “I had no idea that someone 71 years old who had been ill could give their corneas,” she said. “Of course I said ‘yes.’ I knew Dennis wanted to be an donor.” Since, she has received a letter from SightLife and she’s taken it on to pass the word about cornea donation to others. She hopes to someday meet the two people who received Dennis’s corneas, “but that will be left up to them,” she said. “I don’t want to intrude.” She wonders, though, will those people see life as Dennis did? Will they have his ability to see the best in people as he did? Her days now are filled with completing paperwork with banks and insurance companies and making sure all of her husband’s affairs are completed. She plans to spend the holidays with her children and grandchildren. “I’m sad,” she said. “But when I get sad, I remind myself that some women never find love. I was lucky enough to have love twice and to have two good men in my life.” Of course she has her memories. “And that old chair with the broken leg,” she adds. “We found it in Poulsbo one day when we were just walking,” she said. “It was just sitting outside of a shop. Dennis knew from looking at it that it was an English-born shield back chair probably from the 1930s.” There was nothing wrong with it except that broken leg, and she knew he could fix it. So she went back the next day and brought it home to him. “It was our way of making plans for the future, even though we knew he was sick,” she said. “He started working on it, taking out staples that had been used to repair it. His hands were hurting, but he was determined to fix that chair.” It wasn’t in God’s plan to have him finish that project, she now knows. But she’s comforted by that chair. And by other things as well. “I made Dennis promise me that he’d give me a sign that he was in Heaven,” she said. “A couple of days after he passed, I was just watching the sky and all of the sudden there was this cross in the clouds. I just knew it was my sign.” To find out more information about SightLife go to www., or call 206-6824666.

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he beginning of a new month in Kitsap marks the change over for many local art galleries. And in January, Bainbridge Arts & Crafts has something special in mind. “We’re starting our year on a very elevated note,” said BAC Publicist Lindsay Masters. “The Gentlemen of Northwest Art” exhibit starts on Jan. 3. It will feature the work of three artists: sculptor Phillip Levine, painter Norman Lundin and sculptor Gerard Tsutakawa. An artist reception will be from 6-8 p.m. on Jan. 3, during the First Friday Artwalk in downtown Winslow on Bainbridge Island. “This is a big exhibition for BAC and for Bainbridge,” she said. Levine and Tsutakawa are both accomplished sculptors, whose styles are unique from one another. Levine’s work often includes the human form, either alone or interacting with a set. The sculptures also often interact with light and shadows. Tsutakawa work is grounded more in the exploration of three-dimensional shapes, and negative space. Visitors to Safeco Field will recognize his sculpture of a bronze baseball mitt. Lundin’s paintings range from expansive landscapes interacting with human development — such as a road weaving through a field — to seemingly empty rooms, filled with the remnants of activity. Bainbridge Arts & Crafts is located at 151 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge Island.

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art galleries Bainbridge Arts & Crafts: Through January. Artist reception Jan. 3, 6-8 p.m. at Bainbridge Arts & Crafts, 151 Winslow Way, Bainbridge Island. Phillip Levine, Norman Lundin and Gerard Tsutakawa are featured in the exhibit, “Gentlemen of Northwest Art.” First Friday at the Bainbridge Library: Jan. 3, 5-7 p.m. at the Bainbridge Public Library. This month features “China sketches” by John Wiens. Free. 100 years of photographs: Selections from the Suquamish Tribe Archives, through January, 5-8 p.m. at the Kitsap County Historical Society Museum, 380 Fourth St., Bremerton. Free during First Friday Art Walk. Gayle Bard — A Singular Vision: Bainbridge Island Museum of Art’s first solo retrospective and exhibition, through Jan. 5. The museum has published an 88-page book in conjunction with the retrospective which celebrates the long and rich career of one of the Northwest’s most respected artists. Ami Raime at ChocMo: Jan. 6 through the end of February. Artist reception Jan. 23, 6 p.m. at ChocMo, 19880 Front St., Poulsbo. Raime’s oil and acrylic paintings feature vibrant colors and often tropical themes. Perfect for escaping the gray of winter. Susan Dinteman at Viridian Gallery: Tuesday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Viridian Gallery, 1800 Mile Hill Drive, Port Orchard. Info: 360-871-7900.

Benefits & events Free lung cancer screening: Through Dec. 31 at 20700 NE Bond Road, Poulsbo. InHealth Imaging is conducting free lung cancer screenings through the end of the year. Info: 360-5983141. Opera preview: Jan. 4, 2-4 p.m.

at the Bainbridge Public Library. Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi has been popular ever since its Venice premier. The opera will be discussed by aficionado Norm Hollingshead. Law and Justice Council meeting: Jan. 30, 10 a.m. at the Bremerton City Hall, 345 6th St. Bremerton. Agenda topics include the public health response to opiate addiction and treatment for opiate addiction. Tours at The Island School: Tour The Island School on Bainbridge Island weekdays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For grades K-5. Call ahead, 206-842-0400. Info: Bainbridge historical museum’s free first Thursday: The prize-winning Bainbridge Island Historical Museum is free on the first Thursdays of each month. Open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 215 Ericksen Ave. Featuring “Whales in Our Midst” chronicling orca whales in Puget Sound, “The Overland Westerners” an epic 20,000-mile trip by horseback 100 years ago, and “A Portrait of Manzanar” by world famous photographer Ansel Adams. Info: Bingo: Sundays, early bird at 5 p.m., and Wednesdays, early bird at 6 p.m., at the Bremerton Elks Lodge on Pine Road. Open to the public. Concession stand and Bar open. Info: 360-479-1181.

Classes Book a computer trainer: Get training on a range of computer devices, Dec. 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Mobile devices and Mac. Info/ reservations: 206-842-4162. Health exchange assistance: Dec. 31, 1:30-4:30 p.m. at the Bainbridge Public Library. Certified assisters from Peninsula Community Health Services will answer questions about the new health care exchange and walk through the sign up process. No appointments necessary. Firstcome, first-served. Basic Mountaineering course: Starting Jan. 4. A five-month

Above, the work of Norman Lundin is part of “The Gentlemen of Northwest Art” exhibit at Bainbridge Arts & Crafts. The exhibit also features the works of Phillip Levine and Gerard Tsutakawa. Bainbridge Arts & Crafts / Contributed course provided by the Kitsap branch of the Mountaineers, a nonprofit. Students are prepared to climb on rock, snow, ice and glaciers. Two evening and weekend courses a month. No prerequisites, but a strong commitment and high degree of physical fitness required. Course fee is $300. Club membership is $73 plus one-time initiation fee of $35. Info: mikeraymond55@, 360-204-2111. Ballroom/Swing Class: Jan. 8 through Feb. 12, Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. Central Kitsap Community Schools presents this five-class course. No class on Jan. 22. Learn basic and intermediate steps in Swing and put them together into a routine. Fee: $75 per couple, $40 per single. Seniors are $65 per couple, and $35 per single. Info/register: 360662-1638, 360-779-4686. Business Start up workshop and orientation: Jan. 14, 6-8:30 p.m. at the Kitsap Community Resource Building, 1201 Park Ave., Bremerton. Designed for those interested in mastering skills for starting and expanding their business. Also an entry point into the professionally taught eight-week class beginning on Jan. 21. Info: swalton@, 360-473-2141. Photography class: Jan. 14 to March 4. Sponsored by the Bremerton Housing Authority, this eight-week class is in basic photography and is offered for lower-income people. Each

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class is three hours long, from 12:30-3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays. Info/sign up: 360-473-0324, Pet portrait workshop with Susan Wiersema: Two Sundays, Jan. 26 and Feb. 2, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bainbridge Arts & Crafts, 151 Winslow Way, Bainbridge Island. Tuition: $120. Members, $110; students, $100. Register at the gallery or call 206-842-3132. National Alliance on Mental Illness family-to-family education program: Feb. 1 through April 19, Saturday mornings in Silverdale. A free 12-week class taught by trained family members who have lived with this experience and offer education and support for families and friends with mental illness. Info/ registration: jcerecich@yahoo. com, 360-697-5531. SQUARE DANCE LESSONS: Paws and Taws Square Dance Club host lessons beginning Monday, Jan. 6. Open for new dancers also on Jan. 13 and 20, from 7:309:30 p.m. at Kitsap Square Dance Center, 6800 Belfair Valley Road, Bremerton. Fee: $3 adult, $1.50 youth, first night free. Singles, couples and families welcome. Info: 360-930-5277 or 360-3732567 or BPA Juggling: First Sundays, 7-8:30 p.m., Bainbridge Performing Arts, 200 Madison Ave. For experienced jugglers, beginning jugglers, and closet jugglers. Free. Info: 206-842-8569, www., email

Meetings, support groups & lectures Island Film Group “Cloud Atlas”: Dec. 28, 2-5 p.m. at the Bainbridge Public Library. Based

on a novel by David Mitchel, this film stars Tom Hanks, Halle Berry and Hugh Grant. An epic drama about individual lives’ impacts throughout the past, present and future. 172 minutes. Rated R. For mature audiences. Islamic awakening: Jan. 4, 9:30-11 a.m. at the Bainbridge Public Library. Great Decisions at the Library presents Islamic Awakening, a program about the aftermath of the Arab Spring. Moderated by John Thorne, North African correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor. Helping those with AD/HD achieve their goals: Jan. 14, 7-8:30 p.m. at Group Health Cooperative, 10452 Silverdale Way, Silverdale. Dr. Steven Curtis will discuss how to achieve goals with AD/HD. Free. Info: www. Evergreen Bonsai Club meeting: Jan. 17, 7 p.m. at the Crossroads Neighborhood Church, 7555 Old Military Road., Bremerton. Info: 360-626-1264, Cracking the Code: Alternating Thursdays, Jan. 26, Feb. 6 and 20, and March 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Eagle Harbor Congregational Church. Using videos, articles, exercises and discussions we will explore racism, its impacts, and our role to unto it. We will look at types of racism, racial identity, stereotypes, white privilege, and institutional racism. Info: 360842-2232. North Kitsap Parent Support Group: Do you want to be part of a support group for families of gifted children? Call 360-6382919 or email Quaker silent worship: 1011 a.m., Sundays at Seabold Hall, 14450 Komedal Road, Bainbridge Island. Agate Passage Friends Meeting. Info: 877-235-4712. 12-Step Biblical-based Recovery Group: Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m., Cornerstone Christian Fellowship, 901 N. Wycoff,

Bremerton. “Honu Life in Christ”: a support group for addictions/ compulsions, alcohol, drugs and general life issues recovery. Info: David, 360-509-4932. Alzheimer’s caregivers support group: Fourth Wednesday of the month, 1-2:30 p.m. as Harrison Medical Center Annex, 750 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton. A free support group for unpaid care partners, family members and friends of individuals with memory loss. Info: 206-402-9857. ABUSE RECOVERY MINISTRY & SERVICES: Free faith-based domestic abuse victim recovery classes for women. These weekly classes are designed to help women heal from domestic abuse. Participants may begin attending at any time. Info: 866-262-9284 for confidential time and place. American Legion Veterans Assistance Office: Open every Thursday (except holidays), 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 19068 Jensen Way, Suite 3A, Poulsbo. Free services to assist veterans and widows with VA claims. Info: 360779-5456. At Ease Toastmasters: Wednesdays, 7-8 p.m., Subway meeting room, 3850 Kitsap Way, Bremerton. Learn valuable public speaking, evaluation and leadership skills in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. Info: Dave Harris, 360-478-7089 or harriscd.wa@ Bainbridge Island Republican Women: Second Wednesday, 11 a.m., Wing Point Golf and Country Club, 811 Cherry Ave., Bainbridge Island. Lunch: $17. Guests welcome. RSVP: 206-3375543. Bremerton Northern Model Railroad Club: First Mondays, 7-8 p.m., All Star Bowling Lanes, 10710 Silverdale Way NW, Silverdale. New members and guests. Info: Reed Cranmore, Bridge Group: Tuesdays, 8 a.m., Stafford Suites, 1761 Pottery Ave., See Calendar, Page 3

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Continued from page 2 Port Orchard. Free to play, $4 for lunch. Info: Denise Hoyt, dhoyt@, 360-874-1212. Caregivers Support Group: Tuesdays, 2 p.m., Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church, 11042 Sunrise Drive NE, Bainbridge Island. Sponsored by Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers. Info: Karen,, 206842-3539. Cat Fix Day: Second and last Tuesdays, 7-9 a.m., Kitsap Humane Society, 9167 Dickey Road NW, Silverdale. Low-cost spay/ neuter day for felines of lowincome residents. Limited to first 50 walk-ins. Info: 360-692-6977, ext. 1135; www.kitsap-humane. org/cat-fix-day. Cataldo Lodge (Sons of Italy): Third Wednesday, 5:30 p.m., VFW Hall, 190 Dora Ave., Bremerton. Dinner at 6:30 p.m. and meeting at 7:30 p.m. Free. Open to the public. Info: JoAnn Zarieki, 360692-6178. Tatters group: The Tangled Threads Tatting Group meets on the second Wednesday of each

month, 5-7 p.m. at the Willows Retirement Apartments, 3201 Pine Road, Bremerton. Beginners welcome. Free. Info: 360-6986768. Central/South Kitsap Women and Cancer support group: Second and fourth Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Radiation Oncology Library, Harrison Medical Center, 2520 Cherry Ave., Bremerton. Facilitators: Sue-Marie Casagrande, oncology social worker; and Bonnie McVee, life coach and cancer survivor. Info: 360-744-4990, Computer training: Wednesdays, noon to 4 p.m., Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. Sign up for an hour with a computer trainer and get your questions answered. Info: 206-842-4162. Depression & Bipolar Support Group: Tuesdays, 6-7:30 p.m., Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church, 700 Callahan Drive, Bremerton. Open to those living with depression and/or bipolar disorder, and loved ones and supporters of people living with mood disorders. Info: Richard, 360-377-8509. Edward Jones coffee club: Fourth Wednesday, 8:15 a.m.,

Edward Jones, 2416 NW Myhre Road, Suite 102, Silverdale. Current market and economy updates. To reserve a seat, call Beth Halvorson, 360-692-1216. Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous: Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m., Manette Community Church, 1137 Hayward Ave., Bremerton. Membership is open to anyone who wants help with their eating habits. Info: www.foodaddicts. org, Grief Support Group: Second and fourth Thursdays, 5 p.m., Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church, 11042 Sunrise Drive NE, Bainbridge Island. Sponsored by Interfaith Volunteer Caregivers. Info: Robin Gaphni, rgaphni@, 206-962-0257. Keyport Coffee Hour: Wednesdays, 9-10 a.m., Keyport Mercantile, 15499 Washington Ave. NE. Get to know your neighbors, with coffee and tea compliments of the Merc. Info: Kitsap Al-Anon: Al-Anon meeting for anyone troubled by another person’s drinking. Sundays: Manchester Library, 8 a.m.; Winslow Arms Apart-


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Continued from page 3 ments, Bainbridge Island, 10 a.m. Mondays: Harper Church, Port Orchard, 10 a.m.; Jackson Park Community Center, Bremerton, noon; Saint Barnabas Church, Bainbridge Island, 7:30 p.m.; Belfair Haven Of Hope, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays: Silverdale Lutheran Church, noon; First Lutheran Church, Port Orchard, 7:30 p.m.; Park Vista Apartments, Port Orchard, 5:30 p.m.; Anglican Church of St. Charles, Poulsbo, 7 p.m. Wednesdays: Belfair Haven Of Hope, 10:30 a.m.; Anglican Church Of St. Charles, Poulsbo, noon. Thursdays: Port Gamble S’Klallam Wellness Center, Kingston, noon; Holy Trinity Church, Bremerton, noon; First Christian Church, Bremerton, 5:30 p.m.; First Lutheran Church, Poulsbo, 7 p.m.; First Lutheran Church, Port Orchard, 7:30 p.m. Fridays: Bethany Lutheran Church, Bainbridge Island, noon; First Lutheran Church, Port Orchard, 7:30 p.m. Saturdays: Washington Veterans Home, Port Orchard, 7:30 p.m.; Anglican Church Of St. Charles, Poulsbo, 6:30 p.m. Info: www. Knitting Group: Wednesdays, 3 p.m., Liberty Bay Books, 18881 Front St. NE, Poulsbo. All skills welcome. Info: Suzanne Droppert, 360-779-5909, Mothers group: Most first and third Thursday mornings, 9:3011 a.m. during the school year at Grace Episcopal Church on Bainbridge Island. For mothers of all beliefs and backgrounds, with children of all ages. Life Coach Bev Gaines leads engaging discussions on how to nurture self-awareness, reflection and growth. Tuition includes an onsite childcare program for infants and young children. Meeting dates: Jan. 16, Feb. 6, March 6

and 20, April 17, May 1 and 15, and June 5. Info: Navy wives club of America: Meets the second Saturday each month at 11 a.m. in the Jackson Park Community Center on Olding Road., Bremerton. Open to all Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard spouses wishing to support military and community projects. Info: 360-779-6191, jjprice@ Olympic Koi and Water Garden Club: Looking for new members. Meetings are once a month at various locations centered around Poulsbo and Port Orchard. Info: Helen Morgan, 360779-1475, email hrmorgan314@ Parkinson’s Support Group: Third Thursday, 1 p.m., Bradley Center, Suite 140A, 26292 Lindvog Road, Kingston. For patients or caregivers, all are welcome. Info: Gary, 360-265-5993; Janet, 360-265-5992. Port Gamble Historical Museum lecture series: Second Monday, 5-8 p.m. Info: www. Reiki Circle: Second and fourth Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., a private home on Bainbridge Island. Now welcoming new members. New to Reiki? Attunements and classes available. Info: 206-384-7081. Rotary Club of East Bremerton: Wednesdays, 7:15 a.m., McCloud’s Grill House, 2901 Perry Ave., No. 13, Bremerton. Info: Patty Murphy, 360-479-6500. Rotary Club of Silverdale: Thursdays, 12:15 p.m., Silverdale Beach Hotel. Info: Jack Hamilton, 360-308-9845. Silverdale sunrise lions club: meets every Tuesday at 7 a.m. at All Star lanes in Silverdale. Club meets on the first Monday of each month at 6 p.m. at same location.

Fitness & kids Kitsap Local Market: Fridays, 1-6 p.m., Kitsap Mall, near Kohls and Hale’s Ales. Free face painting, children’s crafts. Info: www. Bainbridge Library story times: Toddler age Mondays, baby age Tuesdays, preschool age Wednesdays. Free. 1270 Madison Ave. N, Bainbridge Island. Info: 206-842-4162, www. Storytime for Little Ones: Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m., Manchester Library, 8067 E. Main St., Port Orchard. Share stories, rhymes, songs and fun. Stay for music and crafts. Info: 360-871-3921, KiDiMu activities: 301 Ravine Lane NE, Bainbridge Island. Free First Thursdays, hands-on exhibits and monthly programs, visit the website for schedule details. Info: 206-855-4650, MESSY MONDAY: Come to KiDiMu for special art projects on Mondays in September. Drop in from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Messy experimentation and sensory exploration are not only allowed but also encouraged. Free with admission or membership. Info: 206-855-4650 or www.kidimu. org. Math Wednesday: 10:3011:30 a.m. at KiDiMu, 301 Ravine Lane NE, Bainbridge Island. Young explorers are invited for math-themed experiments and activities. Free with admission or membership. Info: www.kidimu. org or 206-855-4650. Storytime Thursday: 10:30 a.m. at KiDiMu, 301 Ravine Lane NE, Bainbridge Island. Practice literacy skills and have fun. Info: or 206-855-4650.

Discovery Friday: 10:3011:30 a.m. at KiDiMu, 301 Ravine Lane NE, Bainbridge Island. Curious explorers of all ages are welcome for science-themed, hands-on activities. This STEMbased program takes on a different subject each week. Free with admission or membership. Info: or 206855-4650. SENSORY SUNDAY: Fourth Sunday, 10-11:30 a.m., Kids Discovery Museum, 301 Ravine Lane, Bainbridge Island. Families affected by autism or a similar sensory processing challenge are invited to explore KiDiMu, with therapist support. Preregister at (206) 855-4650. Cost: $3 non-members, $2 members. Info: 206-855-4650, Kitsap Ultimate Frisbee: Weekly pick-up game Saturdays, 10 a.m. to noon. Email or see the pick-up section on www. Kirtan yoga: First Thursdays, 7:30 p.m., Grace Church, 8595 NE Day Road, Bainbridge Island. Kirtan is musical yoga; a practice of singing the names of the divine in call-and-response form. Info: 206-842-9997, email grace@

Literary 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. Book sale: Dec. 28, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bainbridge Public Library. Info: 206-842-4162, Book sale: Jan. 2, 1-4 p.m. at the Bainbridge Public Library. Info:

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MUSIC Jazz at Los Corales: Fridays, 6-9 p.m. Mark Lewis performs at the Los Corales restaurant, 1918 NE Poulsbo Ave., Keyport. Claire Sledd: Dec. 27, 6 p.m. at Silverdale Antiques, 9490 Silverdale Way, Silverdale. A concert with Claire Sledd, violin virtuoso. Free. Messiah sing along: Dec. 27, 7 p.m. at Rolling Bay Presbyterian Church, 11042 Sunrise Dr., Bainbridge Island. A popular island holiday tradition with Handel’s beloved oratorio. $10 donation. Info:, 206780-chor. First Sundays jazz: Jan. 5, 4 p.m. at the Waterfront Park Community Center, 370 Brien Drive, Bainbridge Island. With vocalist Kelley Johnson, pianist John Hansen, bassist Jon Hamar, drummer Adam Kessler. A stellar lineup of jazz artists at the forefront of the Northwest jazz scene. Admission: $20 general, $15 seniors (65 and older), $10 youth. Info:, Tickets: Bainbridge Chorale Young Singers noW enrolling: Beginning Jan. 9. Share the love of singing and performing with other young singers with Music Director Jeremy Rothbaum. Improve skills and have fun. Enrollment is open for youth grades 1-3 and 4-8. Young Singers will meet on Thursdays. Info/register:, 206-7802467. Anzanga African Marimba Ensemble: Jan. 10, 7:30 p.m. at

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Bainbridge Performing Arts. $12 adults, $10 children. Info/tickets: www.bainbridgeperformingarts. org. Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys: Jan. 23, 8 p.m. at the Treehouse Cafe, 4569 Lynwood Center Road, Bainbridge Island. A nod to traditional American music with distinct vocals, tight harmonies and instrumental expertise. Info/tickets: Biscuits & Gravy: Thursdays, 6:30-10 p.m., Pegasus Coffee House, 131 Parfitt Way, Bainbridge Island. Ethan J. Perry hosts a session in the round. Free, open to all musicians. Music To Our Beers: Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m., Bainbridge Island Brewery, 9415 Coppertop Loop NE. Open jam night hosted by Ethan J. Perry & His Remedy Band. Celtic Jam Sessions: Third Sunday, 2-5 p.m., Tizley’s Europub, 18928 Front St., Poulsbo. Listeners and players welcome. Bring favorite Cape Breton, Irish or Scottish tunes to share. Me and the Boys: Second Friday, 9 p.m., Tizley’s Europub, 18928 Front St., Poulsbo. Bluegrass, old and new. No cover charge. The Green Muse: Tuesdays, 8-10 p.m., Pegasus Coffee House, 131 Parfitt Way, Bainbridge Island. Ethan J. Perry hosts a music, spoken word and poetry open mic night. All ages welcome.

Theater An afternoon with Groucho: Jan. 18, 1:30 p.m., at Bainbridge Performing Arts. Frank Ferrante takes on the persona of the legendary Groucho Marx for an afternoon of hilarity. Fee: $20.

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One NW grape is fading fast into obscurity Lemberger Wine is both intriguing, and disappearing from the NW


emberger, a red wine that once was a rising star in the early Washington wine industry, is slowly fading into obscurity. Though it’s a wine that everyone seems to love, Lemberger’s fortunes always have been tied to its unfortunate name, a moniker that evokes thoughts of stinky cheese rather than a deliciously smooth and fruity red wine. Today, fewer than a dozen Washington wineries make Lemberger, and acreage in Washington has dwindled to perhaps 85. “I think it’s conceivable that it could go, more or less, extinct” in Washington, said Scott Williams, winemaker for Kiona Vineyards and Winery on Red Mountain. Williams, whose father, John, planted Lemberger in 1976, has 17 acres — likely the largest block in Washington, perhaps even North America. He still farms those original two acres, as well as plantings he made in 1983 and 1998. From those, he makes 3,000 cases that he sells for $15 per bottle. “Selling it is like rolling rocks uphill,” he told Great Northwest Wine. “There’s a market for us for about 3,000 cases.”

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Scott Williams produces 3,000 cases of Lemberger each year at Kiona Vineyards and Winery on Red Mountain in Washington.

NW Wines By ANDY PERDUE and eric degerman

Lemberger is grown in many Central European countries, including Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic. It got its name not from the German cheese, but rather from the Slovenian town of Lemberg. Wines from Lemberger grapes are often smooth, rich and approachable. The first plantings of Lemberger in Washington were in 1941 by Dr. Walter Clore, a Washington State University researcher based in the Yakima Valley town of Prosser. “He actually arranged to have it imported from British Columbia for his varietal trials,” said Wade Wolfe, owner and winemaker at Thurston Wolfe in Prosser. Wolfe makes 100 cases of Lemberger and 130 cases of Lemberger rosé, called Second Chance Rosé. “It makes the best rosé in the world,” Wolfe said. He also includes Lemberger in a blend called Dr. Wolfe’s Family Red. Wolfe remembers Hogue Cellars making it up until 1996. Then the Prosser winery brought it back for a time under its Genesis label, using grapes from Red Willow Vineyard. Washington wineries that now make Lemberger also include Olympic

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Cellars in Sequim, Whidbey Island Winery in Langley, Alexandria Nicole Cellars in Prosser, FairWinds Winery in Port Townsend, and Kana Winery in Yakima. Owen Roe in Oregon uses Washington Lemberger in one of its blends, and Camas Prairie Winery in Moscow, Idaho, also makes Lemberger from Washington grapes. Williams said one reason for Lemberger’s demise has been the rise of Syrah, which has a more appealing name and works equally well as a blending wine. “It has been supplanted by Syrah,” Williams said. “When you look at wineries’ blends, it’s a lot of Syrah, so most of the acreage of Lemberger that was finding a home as a blend has been pushed out.” Mike Sauer, owner of Red Willow Vineyard

in the western Yakima Valley, planted Lemberger in 1979, taking his direction from Clore. He planted more in 1997, but he tore out his old block in 2011, replanting with Cabernet Sauvignon. In the Horse Heaven Hills, grape grower Paul Champoux still has four acres of Lemberger at his famed Champoux Vineyards. When he purchased the vineyard in the mid-1990s, there were 12 acres that had been planted in 1981, much of which has been taken out through the years. One viticultural issue with Lemberger is leaf roll virus, something that seems to be inherent to the variety. Leaf roll causes a vine’s leaves to turn prematurely red during the growing season, which essentially slows or stops photosynthesis. Though every single


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your head around the name.” Wolfe said he believes the rising interest in esoteric varieties such as Grüner Veltliner and Albariño could fuel a mild rebirth in Lemberger. But he isn’t holding out hope. “I’m not aware of anybody who has planted it recently, and it’s gradually being pulled out,” Wolfe said. Indeed, he continues to make it each year only after a healthy debate. “I do it to honor Walt,” he said. “I bottled my 2012 on Monday, so I’ll have it at least for another year.” Ironically, the grape is finding increased interest across the country in the Finger Lakes region of New York. Jim Trezise, president of the New York Wine & Grape Foundation, said Lemberger competes with Cabernet Franc as the region’s top red variety.

Lemberger vine in the state apparently is infected with leaf roll virus, it doesn’t stop the variety from producing a healthy crop each year. Bill Powers, owner of Powers Winery and Badger Mountain Vineyards in Kennewick, made Lemberger for about a decade, both as a table wine and a fortified dessert wine. “I loved the wine,” Powers said. “But it was a hard sell. In the tasting room, it sold well, but to get space in a major chain was impossible. You were just wasting your breath.” So what could turn around the fortunes of Lemberger in Washington? First would be a name change. “The only real problem is the name,” Williams said. “If you’re not openminded, you won’t get

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Where to make your midnight toast By Richard D. Oxley Kitsap Week


t may be a simple date on a calendar or a mere change of a single digit to some, but for many the start of a new year bears the notion of a fresh start. Whatever the reason may be, a new year’s resolution, to personally grow along with the lengthening days, or to move past mistakes … perhaps ones made on New Year’s Eve. The holiday is a time to reflect, to look forward, and to celebrate. This New Year’s Eve, Kitsap will celebrate in an array of ways — from pub parties to bingo with friends. Whatever your preference, there’s something to do this Dec. 31.

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Party until 4 a.m. E&J Reyes Mabuhay Lounge 2122 Sheridan Road, Bremerton The Mabuhay Lounge will party until the New Year, and long after with a celebration that will last until 4 a.m. in the morning. Ladies get in for free, but men have a $5 cover charge. Come for a champagne toast, party favors, a karaoke pre-funk and dance to music provided by a hip hop top 40 DJ. Late night breakfast specials are $8.99. Coffee is free after 2 a.m.

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Party at a Pub … Bar or Lounge Dance Party MoonDogs, Too 714 Bay St., Port Orchard Dance into 2014 at MoonDogs, Too. A DJ will be busting tunes until the champagne toast at midnight. Appetizer specials. $5 cover charge.

New Year’s with New Cherry Moon Red Dog Saloon 2591 SE Mile Hill Drive, Port Orchard The Red Dog Saloon will host a New Year’s Eve celebration with Port Orchard’s New Cherry Moon band blasting tunes

Party until 2 a.m. McCloud’s Grill 2901 Perry Ave., Bremerton Watch the ball drop and make a champagne toast. McCloud’s will be open until 2 a.m. with specials on filet mignon, lobster tails, crab cakes and Kobe top sirloin oscars. Check out its Facebook page for more details on the celebration.

Casino Celebrations “Noon Year’s” Clearwater Casino 15347 Suquamish Way NE, Suquamish Clearwater will begin New Year’s Eve with “Noon Year’s,” a day-time party with hats, party favors, Vernon’s Illusion of Elvis and $2,014 cash drawings at 2, 3 and 4

p.m. Noon Year’s buffet will be from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Clearwater keeps the party going in the Beach Rock Lounge with live music, champagne toast at midnight, a balloon drop, party favors and hats. Tickets at Raven Gifts at the casino. There will be a casino-wide countdown at midnight. Freddy Pink and DJ Harvey Lee The Point Casino 7989 NE Salish Lane, Kingston Freddy Pink and his rock/soul ensemble will greet the new year in The Point Casino’s event center at 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $45. The Point Casino’s Boom Room Nightclub will also be in a festive mood with DJ Harvey Lee from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tickets are $10.

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Port Gamble General Store 32400 NE Rainier Ave., Port Gamble The Port Gamble General Store will offer a New Year’s Eve prix fixe menu for $80 a person, including ravioli, whiskey braised pork, desserts and more. Whiskey Creek Steakhouse 1783 Highway 308, Keyport Whiskey Creek will close by 9 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, but it still plans to commemorate the occasion with a special four-

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Trivia and Karaoke Main Street Ale House 11225 NE State Highway 104, Kingston The ale house will host trivia in the bar from 6:459 p.m. followed by karaoke to welcome the new year.

Pre-Party at KiDiMu Kids Discovery Museum 301 Ravine Lane, Bainbridge Island A celebration for families with youngsters. From 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with a balloon drop countdown to noon. Crafts, face painting, and sing-along songs.

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Bainbridge island Review Youth group opens shop: One group of young islanders took it upon themselves to open a holiday boutique in time for the shopping season — while also simultaneously helping educate girls in developing countries around the world. Bainbridge Island’s seventh-grade girls’ Wyldlife group opened a two-day “pop-up shop” on Winslow Way on Dec. 20 and 21. The event, dubbed Island Girl Rising, was inspired by the recent “Girl Rising” documentary showing, hosted by the Bainbridge High School Social Justice League last October. All of the proceeds will be donated to the 10x10 Fund for Girls’ Education, a charity started in collaboration with the documentary. Wyldlife is a nondenominational Christian youth group and talking circle for middle school age students. Made up of 16 girls, the group has worked since October to produce gifts worth selling and giving. They range from handembroidered cards to jewelry and ornaments. —

Bremerton Patriot Mayor fires financial director: In a city hall shakeup that took many by surprise, Bremerton Mayor Patty Lent fired her director of financial services, Becky Hasart, on Dec. 19. Lent, though, said the move didn’t come out of left field. “We have had a conversation the last few months about financial services so it didn’t come as a surprise,” Lent said, noting that Human Resources was recently removed from Hasart’s portfolio and placed under City Attorney Roger Lubovich. “Becky came in and did exactly what I wanted her to do,” Lent said. “There are cities two and three times our size that are looking for finance directors and I’m going to give her a glowing letter of recommendation.” Messages left with Hasart Friday morning for comment were not immediately returned. Lent said that removing Human Resources from under the direction of Hasart was a first step in reorganiz-

ing and streamlining city hall. Lent also hopes to figure out a way to make the City Clerk position, which also oversees parking issues and the Humane Society, a part of Lubovich’s legal department. Lent said her next step will be putting together a new job description for a financial services director that will be advertised in January. In the meantime, Cathy Johnson, Hasart’s former assistant, will take over as interim Financial Services Director. Hasart was Lent’s third Financial Services Director in her first term. Lent fired Andy Parks shortly after taking office and hired former county treasurer Barbara Stephenson, who retired a short time later. Before Lent hired Hasart, she worked in Washougal just outside Vancouver along the Columbia River. —

Central Kitsap Reporter Letters to Santa raise money for charity: Santa will be busy this week reading the nearly 5,000 letters written by Cougar Valley Elementary students who participated in a special campaign to raise money for charity. The letters were part of Macy’s Believe campaign, which donates $1 per letter to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Macy’s has pledged to donate up to $1 million toward the foundation this year. At the end of the day on Dec. 17, students had written 4,984 letters which means nearly $5,000 will be donated by the students of just one school. Two students alone wrote 630 letters between the both of them. — CentralKitsapReporter. com

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Cougar Valley Elementary students wrote 4,984 letters to Santa as part of Macy’s Believe campaign. Macy’s will donate $1 per letter to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Seraine Page ents and get them to the intended recipients. The trees held gift requests from the area’s children in need. A total of 243 out of 283 children received gifts in response to the trees. Fishline will purchase gifts for the remaining 40.

Donation boxes for toys, such as the boxes at City Hall or at the North Kitsap Herald, helped to provide presents for more children — a total of 120 to be exact, according to Rodriguez. “(The) total number of children for Christmas Child

2013 is approximately 403,” Rodriguez said. “But it could be higher as we serve last minute walk-in clients.” —

Angel sworn in: More than 60 people packed into a Kitsap County courtroom to watch as Jan Angel was sworn in as the first Republican woman to represent the 26th Legislative District in the state Senate, Dec. 17. Angel, who served as the district’s state representative since 2009, defeated Sen. Nathan Schlicher. D-Gig Harbor, in the November general election. The race between the two candidates was the most expensive Senate race in state history, at about $3 million. Angel thanked those in attendance for their support. “This road has been a tough one and it ended up being the most expensive race in the history of the state Legislator,” Angel said. “But every one of you helped get this car over the finish line. And I thank you so much.” —

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North Kitsap Herald Fishline charity collects toys for children: Poulsbo’s City Hall wasn’t the only location where anonymous givers visited this season. Giving trees and toy boxes were spread throughout the community to collect presents for the area’s children. Fishline’s Giving Trees have come down. But for the food bank and charitable service, the job isn’t finished. “The community response was generously overwhelming,” said Raelenea Rodriguez of North Kitsap Fishline. Now, Fishline’s helper elves will sort the pres-


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