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CONTENTS Welcome to Kitsap ......... 9 Kitsap County Parks ......11 Kitsap County Map ....... 14 Golf ................................ 16 Sports ............................ 18 Water Trails Map ........... 19 On the Water ................. 21 Ferries ............................ 23 Biking ............................. 24 Hiking ............................. 25 Kitsap on Tap ................ 26 Kites in Kitsap ............... 28 Arts ................................ 29 Bainbridge Island .......... 36 North Kitsap .................. 44 Casinos .......................... 51 Poulsbo .......................... 56 Keyport .......................... 65 Navy............................... 74 Bremerton Marina ........ 76 Bremerton ..................... 78 Central Kitsap................ 88 Rain ................................ 94 Port Orchard................ 100 Beyond Kitsap ..............112 D I S C OV ER K I T S A P 2 014

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DISCOVER KITSAP

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WELCOME TO KITSAP

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For most people, when they think of the Pacific Northwest, the city of Seattle comes to mind. But venture just a short distance to the west and you’ll find a true gem — the Kitsap Peninsula. And at the heart of it is Kitsap County which has everything to offer to visitors and to those who live and work nearby. Take, for example, the wonderful opportunities to explore our waterways. Whether you prefer just sitting aboard a ferry and watching the world go by, or if you’re

Maybe you’d rather take in the great views of the Olympic Mountains as you find your way around our wonderful cities seeking out that special antique treasure, or that classic fashion statement. You can find both as Kitsap County offered upscale mall shopping, and home-grown stores with great finds and personally crafted gifts. Kitsap County is the best place to escape to, for enjoying Puget Sound waterways, the Olympic Mountains, and a slower, more rural

way of life. We’re not the big city of Seattle, but we’re just a ferry ride away, and we offer all of the necessities of the big city — great shops, coffee stops, breweries, wineries, restaurants and entertainment. But we do so in a place that’s lots less crowded with room to relax. With more than 250 miles of accessible shoreline, virtually every community in the county is on water, including the destinations of Kingston, Bainbridge Island, Poulsbo, Silverdale, Bremerton and Port Orchard. CONTINUED ON PAGE

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Because of that, Kitsap County is a haven for boating, fishing, water skiing, sailing, scuba diving, kayaking and just about anything else you can do on the water. But that’s not all Kitsap County has to offer. Kitsap County has an array of unique and picturesque towns with amazing scenery, fabulous festivals and fairs, superb farmer’s markets, and the friendliest people you’ll ever find. Stop off at any shop in the county and just whisper that you’re a visitor. Owners and salesclerks will point you in the direction of their favorite place, be it a picnic site at a local park, a great store for a bargain, or maybe even a quiet place they know so you can stretch out with a good book and feel the sun. As for the people, according to the latest numbers by the county, there are 251,133 people, 86,416 households, and 61,355 families residing in the county.

1852 - First non-native inhabitants on the “Great Peninsula” built a mill at what is now Kingston.

1854 - Port Gamble and its mill established. Notable people from Kitsap County include Longest operating sawmill of five original Nathan Adrian, swimmer and Olympic gold mills, it was in operation until 1996. The town medalist; James Kelsey, sculptor; Debbie is a National Historic Site. Macomber, best-selling romance novelist; 1857 - Slaughter County created from parts Gregg Olsen, best-selling mystery/crime of King and Jefferson counties. Named after novelist; Delilah Rene, American radio Lieutenant Slaughter. Six months later, the personality, author and songwriter; Bree Schaaf, bobsledder and 2010 Winter Olympics people changed the name to Kitsap County. competitor. 1866 - June 7, Chief Seattle died. Though 1ST ANNUAL he was born, lived, died and is buried on Kitsap County was named for Chief KitsapCLASSIC GOLF the Kitsap Peninsula, he is best known for of the Suquamish Tribe. Its county seatBenefiting is at Port Orchard, and its largest city is Bremerton. lending his name to what was later to become Kitsap RescueWashington’s Missionlargest city. Kitsap County was formed out of King and JUNE 25TH, 2014 1891 - Puget Sound Naval Station Jefferson counties on Jan. 16, 1857. Gold Mountain Golf Club established in Bremerton. ItsOlympic history includes: Course The United States Navy is the largest 5000 BC -pm The Suquamish begin to settle 1:00 Shotgun Start employer in the county, with installations at on the Kitsap Peninsula. Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Naval Undersea Scramble Format Warfare Center Keyport, Base 1792 Captain George Vancouver, first For More information, call the United Way and of Naval Kitsap Kitsap which comprises former Naval Station Englishman to visit this area, named Puget’s office at 360.377.8505 or www.unitedwaykitsap.org Bangor and Naval Station Bremerton. Sound, Hood’s Canal, Port Orchard, Mount Rainier, Vashon Island and other places.

For over 75 years United Way of Kitsap C unty Has Been at the HEART of the C mmunity! GIVE – Invest in your community, donate to a favorite charity ADVOCATE – Champion a cause, speak your passion VOLUNTEER – Lend a helping hand, get involved We can accomplish more united than we ever can alone. Be proactive, get involved in your community. Help to make things better. Working together makes for a better community.

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Kitsap County and Kitsap Transit are the next largest employers in the public sector. In the private sector, the largest employer is Harrison Medical Center. The median household income is $55,400 and the average home sells for $228,000. Kitsap County is connected to the eastern shore of Puget Sound by Washington State Ferries routes, including the Seattle-Bremerton Ferry, Southworth to West Seattle via Vashon Island, Bainbridge Island to downtown Seattle, and from Kingston to Edmonds. Kitsap County offers visitors from around the world the best in natural beauty: forests, unspoiled beaches, open spaces and most importantly, accessibility. There are world-class golf courses, some of the best bicycle trails around, and plenty of marked hiking trails, too. Inside Discover Kitsap, you’ll find stories about the various geographical locations in the county. You’ll be led through the cities and towns around here and learn about the special highlights at each location. You’ll also find suggestions of where to go for a great day of picnicking, or boating or hiking. And there’s suggestions about where to bike, take a walk, or satisfy your need to shop. We’ll also share with you where to fly a kite, and where to visit if you find yourself here on a rainy day. The combination of Native American, Scandinavian, military and pioneer attractions, all within a one-hour radius makes Kitsap an easy-to-tour destination rich in history and diversity.

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KITSAP PARKS

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Picnic in the park – quick eats and outdoor treats By JESSICA GINET jginet@soundpublishing.com

If you've come to visit in Kitsap County and you're looking for a place to have a picnic, here's a few suggestions. These are places, too, that locals may want to check out for a great afternoon getaway from the office, or a weekend picnic with the family.

NORTH KITSAP If you're in Poulsbo and want to pack a picnic but are undecided on what to bring, Central Market is the place to start. Central Market is at 20148 10th Ave. NE. Sure to have something for every possible palate, there's a full service deli, freshly prepared sushi, a grill for barbecue and burgers and a plethora of options at their extensive cheese, olive and salad bars. Poulsbo has perfect picnic locations. The Muriel Iverson Williams Waterfront Park is by the Liberty Bay Marina and in close proximity to locally owned and operated eateries, many of which offer to-go orders. If you're in downtown Poulsbo and in the mood for pizza, grab a tasty slice of pizza from Poulsbo Wood-fired Pizza House, at 18937 Front St. NE., and walk to Lions Park

or Oyster Plank Park, both located on Fjord Drive NE.

experience the waterfront but in a more quiet, tranquil setting."

On those warm spring, summer and fall days, treat yourself to a scoop of artisanal ice cream from Mora Iced Creamery, at 18801 Front Street NE. Part of the slow food movement, the company boasts their process: they squeeze fresh lemons, limes and grapefruit by hand, slowly melt great blocks of chocolate, and carefully roast walnuts and hazelnuts for their delectable ice creams.

Both parks are in close proximity to downtown Bainbridge, with a variety of restaurants and cafes that offer takeout options within walking distance.

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"Both are extremely delicious and popular," she said.

Bainbridge Island, located southeast along Highway 305, is a hub for the Seattle/ Bainbridge Island ferry. If staying on the west side of Puget Sound is your objective, head to Waterfront Park and City Dock - Eagle Harbor. Located on Eagle Harbor off Brien Drive, the 5.5 acre park is popular for social gatherings for island residents and visitors alike. There are sunny lawn areas for play and relaxation and tranquil views of Eagle Harbor. Bainbridge Chamber of Commerce volunteer Francis Jacobson explained the difference between two popular picnic parks: "The marina has the waterfront views and the views of the boats. Waterfront Park is a way to

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In the marina area, Doc's Marina and Grill, at 403 Madison Ave. S., offers their entire menu to go. Their most popular picnic items, according to server Marlee Grasser, is their Big Dock burger and their fish and chips.

The Blackbird Bakery, which is conveniently located to both the marina and Waterfront Park, at 210 Winslow Way E., has savory tarts for lunch and a daily flatbread special, in addition to quiche and sandwiches made with fresh, gluten free bread. Anything on their menu can be packed to go for a day spent outside.

PORT GAMBLE AND KINGSTON Port Gamble, on the way to Kingston, is the quintessential picnicking spot — the picturesque town practically demands it! Port Gamble has gazebos, open stretches of lawn CONTINUED ON PAGE

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overlooking quaint historic homes and the waterfront of Port Gamble.

chicken sandwiches and cheesesteaks, gyros and fresh ceviche. The Grub Hut also offers 29 milkshake flavors.

of baked goods. In addition to an assortment of pies, their menu includes oatmeal bacon cookies and mason jar cheesecakes.

Head to the Port Gamble General Store and Cafe for an order of their specialty: Indian fry bread and gravy. The signature reuben sandwich, another local favorite, is also popular. The cafe offers anything on their menu to go. They also offer outdoor seating with fantastic views if you decide to forego the technicalities of the picnic in lieu of a leisurely and delicious dining experience.

The wonderful towns dotting Kitsap County are packed with parks and locally owned and operated cafes, coffee shops and restaurants. If you're not sure about a good place to picnic, many of the merchants throughout the area will be happy to point you toward a locale that meets your requirements. In the meantime, savor the local flavor and the fantastic scenery of Kitsap.

Buck's A & W, located at 1690 SE Mile Hill Drive, is a South Kitsap institution. Grab a few burgers and a root beer float at this classic attraction before heading down Bay Street for scenery.

For an all-American Carolina babecue experience, go to Mike's Four Star BBQ, right in Port Gamble at 4719 Highway 104. They are renowned for their tasty pulled pork, brisket, sweet potato fries and house-made smoked sausage. Mike's Four Star BBQ also offers party packs to go, which is an excellent option for larger picnics.

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Beyond Port Gamble lies the town of Kingston. If sandy beaches, driftwood and beautiful scenery are what you're after, head to Point No Point Beach, on Point No Point Road NE. For a tasty beachside feast, go to the Grub Hut, located at 11130 Highway 104, and order from a menu that includes burgers,

According to Christine Daniel, Executive Director of the Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce in South Kitsap, “The Port Orchard Marina Waterfront Park is a popular place. There's pedestrian pathways and places to walk and bike.”

Just north of Port Orchard is the town of Bremerton. A visit to Bremerton wouldn't be complete without a stop at CJ's Evergreen General Store for a fresh deli sandwich and slice of pie to go before walking over to Evergreen Rotary Park at 1400 Park Ave. across the street. Evergreen Rotary Park boasts beautiful waterfront views and plenty of places to spread out a picnic.

If you happen to be in the mood for something tasty to accompany your visit to the Port Orchard Marina Waterfront Park, there are plenty of delicious options.

Mike Strube of the Bremerton Chamber of Commerce also recommends the Harborside Fountain Park. The park runs along Burwell Street to the ferry terminal. The area has a variety of excellent takeout food available – from authentic and delicious Hawaiian food at Kama'Aina Grill to fresh salads and sandwiches at 2 Blocks Up Cafe.

Whiskey Gulch Coffee Company, located at 2065 Bay St. in Port Orchard, offers paninis, salads and sammies to nosh as well as a variety

“Folks are always eating takeout (at Harborside Fountain Park) at the outdoor tables and chairs,” Strube said.

Kitsap Public Facilities District is dedicated to community partnerships that drive economic development throughout the County. Successful Partnerships Include: • Kitsap Conference Center, with the City Of Bremerton • Kitsap Fairgrounds and Event Center, with Kitsap County & Parks Dept. • NK Regional Event Center, with Kitsap County, City of Poulsbo and NK School District KPFD Event Fund Kitsap PFD has up to $5K each for organizations that need funds to promote/market local events being held at one of our partner facilities this year. Learn more at www.kitsappfd.org/ eventfund.html

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The park offers waterfront views of the ferry terminal and continues to the shipyard. Another notable Bremerton park is Lion's Field Park, located at 251 Lebo Blvd. With memorable views of the waterfront, a walking trail and places for kids to play, it has something for every age group. For proper sustenance, great food is nearby! Noah's Ark Restaurant is a second generation, family owned restaurant located in the heart of downtown Bremerton and serves delicious local food like Philly cheese steaks, Ark Burgers, fish and chips and Italian hoagies for over 35 years.

CENTRAL KITSAP Just because you're in proximity to the Kitsap Mall doesn't mean you can't get outside for a while. For a relaxing break, go to Monica's Waterfront Bakery on Byron Street in Old Town Silverdale. Choose from a tasty selection of sandwiches on homemade bread, quiche or wrap and make sure you grab one (or four) of their divine cookies or baked treats. With its close proximity to the Silverdale Waterfront Park (simply cross Byron Street), it's quite easy to grab a homemade, locally sourced picnic feast and go claim a picnic table or bench. The park also has docks and a

fantastic playground for kids to burn off excess energy. If you want to get outside but don't want to plan a whole picnic, grab a coffee and a light lunch at Cafe Noir, located past Target on the corner of Randall Way. When the weather's nice you can sit outside on the patio and enjoy views of the mountains before returning to the retail hustle and bustle. Silverdale is the home to the Clear Creek Trail, which meanders along the waterfront and through quiet wooded areas along Clear Creek.

Huarache, a local favorite, at 9448 Silverdale Way. Park at Old Mill Park, at 2901 NW Bucklin Hill Road, and have your picnic there before hitting the Clear Creek Trail. And packing a picnic lunch and heading to the Seabeck area is another place that will provide beautiful views of the Cascade Mountains, with a great little bay in the foreground. There's the opportunity to pick up a sandwich at the neighborhood grocery store at Seabeck, too, or the chips if you forgot them. Picnic tables are nearby and there's plenty of grassy areas to spread out a blanket.

For an impromptu picnic fiesta that feels remote but is actually within town, stop by El

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Kitsap a destination for quality golf courses In an effort to promote that, Bremerton’s Gold Mountain Golf Complex, and Port Orchard’s RMG Club at McCormick Woods and Trophy Lake Golf & Casting combined to form the Kitsap Golf Group. The offerings, now known as Kitsap Golf Vacations, have expanded to include five more courses — White Horse Golf Course in Kingston, RMG Club at the Classic (Spanaway) and RMG Club at Oakbrook Golf and Country Club (Lakewood), Port Ludlow Golf Resort and Chambers Bay (University Place). Locally, golfers have the choice to lodge at Port Orchard’s Cedar Cove Inn, Bremerton’s The Bay Inn & Suites or Hampton Inn & Suites and Silverdale’s Oxford Inn & Suites. Rates to play three championship rounds and lodging for two nights begin at $349.

Meadowmeer Golf & Country Club, located on Bainbridge Island, has a nine-hole course.

“It just shows this is a very viable golf destination,” said McCormick Woods owner and general manager Shawn Cucciardi, adding that it is a popular deal with tourists from British Columbia.

He credited the United States Golf Association’s decision to return to the Kitsap Peninsula to the community. In addition to Gold Mountain’s prestige — Golf Week Magazine rated it as the best public course in the state from 2005-06 — he said USGA officials were impressed that 400 volunteers helped support the ’06 tournament.

Gold Mountain and White Horse are the county’s best courses. In 2013, Gold Mountain was ranked as the second best course in the state by Cascade Golfer, while White House was ninth.

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Gold Mountain has proved to be Kitsap’s destination for significant golf tournaments during the last decade. It was a global attraction as the Gold Mountain Golf Complex hosted the 2011 U.S. Junior Amateur. It was the second national championship held on the City of Bremertonowned complex’s Olympic Course, which hosted the U.S. Amateur Public Links championship in 2006. “It’s really the biggest event we’ve ever had,” former Gold Mountain director of golf Scott Alexander said at the time. “It is really is the preeminent junior tournament in the world.”

“It’s very seldom they will go to the same site twice,” Alexander said. “It’s a big pat on the back for our whole community pulling

together.” One aspect that differentiates Gold Mountain from many places is that it features two separate courses. Both the Cascade and Olympic courses are 18 holes. And there also are annual passes, including some that allow the golfer to choose whichever course they want to golf on a particular day. White Horse, featuring stunning views of the mountains, was rated as one of America’s Best New Courses in 2007 by Golf Digest. After falling into foreclosure, White Horse reopened in late 2009 under ownership of the Suquamish Tribe. Director of Golf Bruce Christy said they have been busy making upgrades to the course. He said one frequent complaint was that White Horse was too difficult. Christy said the late John Harbottle III, who designed Palouse Ridge in Pullman and the Olympic Course at Gold Mountain, was hired to lead the renovation, which included the removal of several bunkers and trees. “Outside of driving your ego, it doesn’t do anything to ring the register,” Christy said. “We want return players. That was kind of the onus of us pursuing the shortening of the golf course. The bunkers and trees we took out

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didn’t impact the high-level golfers. It’s the average golfer that gets penalized by conditions that severe.” He said that does not mean the course’s conditions will adjust from difficult to easy. “It’s still going to be a tough golf course,” he said.

value when marketing the 18-hole course. The course’s rates are cheaper than many of its competitors and there are discounts for juniors, seniors and active military. Hudanich notes that locals can play a round on a quality course without having to contend with increasing gas prices. “We have a very considerable population in a seven-mile radius,” he said. “We have potentially a shorter distance to drive and a less expensive price to pay.”

Trophy Lake has been ranked among “America’s Best Courses You Can Play” by Golf Week and was also voted “Best Public Golf Course” by Seattle Magazine Reader’s Choice 2009. The course offers a true resort feel as rows of pine trees line the fairways instead of housing communities and the clubhouse is reminiscent of an old fishing lodge. To complete the experience, trout are stocked seasonally on two lakes which are embedded within the golf course with fishing rods available for rental. The course was designed by awardwinning architect John Fought in 1999, and features sets of tees to accommodate players of all levels. The practice facility offers 40,000-square feet of natural turf, a chipping area and sand bunker for practice or warm up before playing a round. Port Orchard’s McCormick Woods Golf Course opened in 1987. Cucciardi’s 18-hole course has nearby housing developments, but it is one of the area’s most decorated after being honored at the state level and nationally by Golf Digest several times. McCormick Woods continues to host a number of tournaments during the summer, including the 21th-annual Detlef Schrempf Celebrity Golf Classic, which is slated for June 23. Rates are $29 on Monday through Friday in March and increased by $42 during the weekend. Senior citizens receive a 10-percent discount during weekdays, while juniors who are 18 years old and younger (40 percent) and active-duty military (20 percent) also are discounted. Twilight rates — every day at 1 p.m. — are $25. Rates fluctuate throughout the year.

On Bainbridge Island, Meadowmeer Golf & Country Club’s nine-hole course takes

golfers on a pin-hunting odyssey through fairways and greens nestled in the shadows of dense tree lines. The scaled-down layout boasts dual sets of tees, creating front- and back-nine experiences unique enough to convince near-sighted sand wedges that they are playing a full-length course. The course shares its grounds with a practice area for chipping, pitching, and driving, as well as a nine-hole practice green, which helps players get a feel for the speed of greens.

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Cucciardi’s course also features lessons for junior golfers that run from April through September. Its restaurant, The Clubhouse at McCormick Woods, was named as the best golf course restaurant in 2003 by Golf Northwest Magazine. When the weather has been cooperating, Cucciardi said business has been steady.

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SPORTS

BATTER

UP AND SO MUCH MORE

No pro teams here, but plenty of team sports By DANNIE OLIVEAUX doliveaux@soundpublishing.com

Why travel to Seattle to watch team sports? Kitsap County has several indoor and outdoor sports teams for the causal or diehard fan, and for families — anything from basketball to pro wrestling. And it’s an inexpensive way to enjoy your favorite sport. The county hosts a professional development soccer team, a summer collegiate baseball squad, semi-pro football teams, intercollegiate sports at Olympic College, along with rodeo, ice hockey and roller derby.

OLYMPIC COLLEGE SPORTS

SEMI-PRO FOOTBALL

For the avid football fan, Kitsap County offers semi-pro football action in the spring and summer, including a new team. The Kitsap Bears, a member of the 12-member Pacific Football League, play semipro football on Saturdays from April to late June. Saturday home games are played at the Silverdale Stadium. A new eight-man team — the Peninsula Storm — was formed this year and the team practices at Jackson Park in Port Orchard. Home games are played at Schmel Park in Gig Harbor through May.

SEMI-PRO BASKETBALL

Olympic College, based in Bremerton, competed in various men and women’s sports throughout the year. The Rangers are members of the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges — the largest conference in the nation.

The Kitsap Admirals, a member of the American Basketball Association, play from November to March. The ABA consists of more than 100 teams throughout the nation.

Men and women both compete in basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, along with track and field. The men participate in baseball, while the women play volleyball and softball.

MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL

MINOR LEAGUE SOCCER

Soccer fans can enjoy action almost year round with the Kitsap Pumas. Since 2008, the Pumas — based in Bremerton — compete in the United Soccer League’s Premier Development League, both an indoor and outdoor season. The team, which earned a division title in their second season and a PDL championship in 2011, play an outdoor schedule from May to August at Gordon Field Park located at the Kitsap Fairgrounds. As a member of the Premier Arena Soccer League in the winter, the Pumas play their indoor season is from November to February at the Olympic Soccer and Sports Center at Pendergast Park. All game are played on Saturday.

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Games are played at Olympic College in Bremerton and South Kitsap High School. This summer, the Kitsap Bluejackets hit the diamond for another season of baseball. The Bluejackets, part of the 11-team West Coast League, features a group of collegiate players from the area. The team plays their home games at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds in June and July.

JUNIOR LEAGUE HOCKEY

For diehard hockey fans, the West Sound Warriors — formerly the Puget Sound Tomahawks — are a junior hockey squad that plays a 48-game schedule starting in October. The Warriors play in the Pacific Division of the Northern Pacific Hockey League and homes matches are at the Bremerton Ice Arena in East Bremerton.

ROLLER DERBY

Perhaps the fastest growing sport in the county is roller derby, featuring a pair of

women’s teams that are members of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), dedicated to advancing the sport of roller derby. The Slaughter County Roller Vixens, who were formed in 2007, are one of 243 full-member leagues in the WFTDA. They compete are various venues throughout the county including the fairgrounds and Bremerton Skateland. The Port Orchard-based Northwest Derby Company are part of the WFTDA’s Apprentice League, along with more than 100 other groups. Sk8Town hosts the NDC’s home bouts.

RODEO

For rodeo fans, the county is home to a pair of events each summer. In June, the Thunderbird Pro Benefit Rodeo takes place for two days at Thunderbird Stadium at the Kitsap Fairgrounds. All proceeds from the event goes to the Northwest Burn Foundation and Corey’s Day on the Farm, a day when disabled children can come to the fairgrounds to see, ride and learn about animals and farm living. August bring top-notch cowboys and cowgirls to compete in the Kitsap County Stampede, which is part of the annual Kitsap County Fair. The event started more than 60 years ago and is part of the Wrangler Million Dollar Tour in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. The five-day rodeo concludes with Xtreme Bulls competition.

PRO WRESTLING

Pro wrestling fans can enjoy local action with the grapplers of Suquamish Championship Wrestling, which offer fun for the entire family. The company, based in Poulsbo, is owned and operated by Ron “The Iron Budda” Sutherland. Matches are held at the Suquamish Tribal Center and other venues.

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Photo: Erinn J Hale

2014

Water Trails Map

To Port Townsend

Port Ludlow

To Port Townsend Keystone-Coupeville Ferry

Skunk Bay

A7

Point No Point

Hansville C3

C4

Hood Canal

MAP AREA IDENTIFIER Letter = Segment

A4

A = Port Gamble to Foulweather Bluff B = Bainbridge Island (see reverse side) C = Foulweather Bluff to Kingston D = Kingston to Keyport E = Keyport to Poulsbo F = Brownsville to Bremerton G = Dyes Inlet H = Sinclair Inlet I = Manchester area J = Belfair to Dewatto K = Dewatto to Seabeck L = Seabeck to Hood Canal Bridge

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A1

C7

Port Gamble Bay

B5

A0

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note: RR = restroom, pkg=parking

371 Miles of Year-Round Recreation

A3 Han svil le Rd

Olympic National Park

Eglon C8 C10

Kingston

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Dabob Bay

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Keyport

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Brownsville

Silverdale

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Seabeck

Kitsap Peninsula

G6 Dyes Inlet

Chico G10

Port Orchard

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Kitsap Peninsula Launches & Amenities A0

Salsbury Point County Park

Boat Launch, Parking, RR

A1

Port Gamble Mill Site

Kayak Launch, Rentals, Parking,

A3

Hood Canal Dr

Shore Access

A4

Hood Canal Place Rd End

Shore Access

I3

Yukon Harbor | Harper Boat Kayak Launch, Parking

Kayak Launch, Parking

I4

Blake Island State Park

Camping

Belfair State Park

Boat Launch, Pkg, Store, Camp Boat Launch, Parking, Store

Town, Store

A7

Twin Spits Rd End

C3

Norwegian Point Park

Kayak Launch, Parking

J0

C4

Point No Point Lighthouse

Kayak Launch, Parking, RR

J0-a

Port of Allyn* | Dock

C7

Pilot Point

Kayak Launch, Parking

360.275.2430

Overnight Moorage

C8

Port of Eglon* (no link)

Boat Launch, Parking, RR

J6

Twanoh State Park

Boat Launch, Pkg, Store, Camp

C10

Ludlow Dr Rd End

Shore Access

K19

Misery Point Boat Launch

Boat Launch, Parking

C13

North Beach

Kayak Launch, Parking

L0

Seabeck Marina

Boat Launch, Parking, Store

C14

Port of Kingston* | Marina

Launch, Parking, Kayak Racks,

L16

Kitsap Memorial Park

Parking, Restroom, Camping

360.297.3545

Overnight Moorage/Services,

Bainbridge Island Launches

C14-a Arness Park

Kayak Launch

D2

South Villa Dr

Shore Access

B0 B1 B2 B3 B4-c B4-d B4-e B5

Agate Pass Bridge East Side Sanwick Street Rd End North Street Rd End West Pt Madison Nature Preserve Hidden Cove Park T’chookwop Park NE Lafayette Ave Rd End Fay Bainbridge Park

B9 B10 B12-b B12-c

Manitou Park Blvd Yaquina Place Rd End Hawley Cove Park Waterfront Park

B12-d B12-e B12-f B15 B16 B20-a B20

Strawberry Park Japanese Memorial Park Pritchard Park Rockaway Beach Park Blakely Harbor Park Fort Ward Park Fort Ward Park

B21-b B23 B25 B26 B27 B28 B29 B30 B31 B33 B34

Wharf Street Rd End Schell Chelb Estuary Point White Dock Westwood Rd End Gazzam Lake Park Fletcher Landing Battle Point Fairy Dell Park Dock Street Rd End Hidden Cove Rd End Seabold Rd End

D6

Port of Indianola*

Boat Launch, Parking, Store

D7

Indianola Waterfront Preserve

Shore Access

D8

Suquamish Tribal Dock

Boat Launch, Parking, Town

D9

Old Man House Park

Kayak Launch, Parking, RR

E1-a

Skookum Rd End

Shore Access

E1-b

Ona Rd End

Shore Access

E1-c

Port of Keyport* | Marina

Boat Launch, Parking, Town

360.394.4422

Overnight Moorage/Services

E3-a

Oyster Plant Park

Kayak Launch, Parking

E3-b

Poulsbo Lions Park

Shore Access

E4-a

Olympic Outdoor Center Dock Kayak Launch, Rentals

E4-b

Port of Poulsbo* | Marina

Boat Launch, Parking, Town

360.779.3505

Overnight Moorage/Services

E4-c

American Legion Park

Kayak Launch, Parking

E4-d

Liberty Rd End

Kayak Launch, Parking

E8

Keyport Saltwater Park

Kayak Launch, Parking

F1

Port of Brownsville* | Marina Launch, Parking, Store, Camping 360.692.5498

Overnight Moorage/Services

F3

Illahee State Park

Kayak Launch, Parking, Camping

F3-a

Port of Illahee

Boat Launch, Parking, Store

G1

Evergreen Park

Boat Launch, Parking

G2

Lions Park

Kayak Launch, Parking

G4

Port of Tracyton*

Launch, Parking, RR, Store

G6

J.A. & Anna Smith Park

Shore Access Only, RR

G7

Port of Silverdale* | Docks

Boat Launch, Parking, Town

360.698.4918

Overnight Moorage/Services

G10

Chico Boat Launch

Boat Launch, Parking

H0

Port of Bremerton* | Marina

Boat Launch, Parking, Town

360.373.1035

Overnight Moorage/Services

Port Orchard Marina

Dock, Parking, Town

360.876.5535

Overnight Moorage/Services

H7-a

H7-b Water Street Boat Launch

Boat Launch, Parking, Town

H8

Boat Launch, Parking

Retsil Boat Launch

I1

Manchester State Park

Kayak Launch, Parking, Camping

I2

Port of Manchester*

Parking

I2-a

Pomeroy Park

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Kayak Launch, Parking

Kayak Launch, Parking Kayak Launch, Parking Shore Access Kayak Launch, Parking Parking, Restrooms Shore Access Kayak Launch, Parking Parking, Restrms, Showers, Camping Kayak Launch, Parking Kayak Launch, Parking Shore Access Parking, Restrooms, Dock, Town, Lodging Kayak Launch, Parking Parking, Restroom Parking, Restroom Kayak Launch, Parking Kayak Launch, Parking, RR Shore Access Parking, RR, Launch, Camping Kayak Launch, Parking Shore Access Kayak Launch, Parking, RR Shore Access Shore Access Shore Access Shore Access Shore Access Kayak Launch, Parking Kayak Launch, Parking Parking

VisitKitsap.com For water trail and boating events services, rentals, equipment, gear, amenities, lodging, dining and things to do, visito our website 24/7. Map produced by Visit Kitsap Peninsula/KC/KP Water Trails Alliance ©2012

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ON THE WATER

K AYAKING,

BOATING, MARINAS AND MORE!

Kayaking in the Kitsap Peninsula Kayakers and paddleboarders have long known the Kitsap Peninsula as a great place to paddle. With more than 300 miles of shoreline and 89 boat and kayak launches and amenities, Kitsap is the ideal destination for year-round kayaking and other boat adventures. The Kitsap Peninsula Water Trails was mapped in 2012, the result of thousands of volunteer hours and collaboration between the North Kitsap Trails Association, Kitsap Peninsula Visitor and Convention Bureau, local port districts, and Kitsap County. Word spread fast. The National Park Service selected the Kitsap Peninsula Water Trails as National Trail of The Month for December 2012. Last year, the Washington Water Trails Association adopted the Kitsap Peninsula Water Trails as an official segment of the Cascadia Marine Trail, a National Scenic Trail. And as of this writing, the water trails were under consideration by the U.S. Department of the Interior for inclusion in the National Water Trails System. The National Water Trails System is designed to “uniquely connect Americans to the nation’s waterways and strengthen the conservation and restoration of these waterways through the mutual support of federal, state, local and nonprofit organizations,” according to the park service. On water trails, users are provided with opportunities to learn about the value of water resources, cultural heritage and boating skills and outdoor ethics. There’s no better way to learn about the water than by being on the water. Here’s what two local writers wrote about their experiences: “Wildlife includes harbor seals and porpoises, California sea lions and eagles.

Interesting views along the shore include … ziplines that go down to the water and an extremely long staircase (the kind of staircase that once you reach the bottom, you won’t be heading back up anytime soon.)” In Agate Pass, paddlers “enter the fastest current on the route and can reach speeds upwards of six knots, even without paddling.” Another writer wrote about his experience of kayaking in Port Gamble Bay: “We started out, cruising gently south along the shoreline looking for wildlife. We weren’t disappointed. We had hardly left the beach when a bald eagle flew from its perch atop a piling. Kingfishers chattered away, occasionally diving into the water for food. A seal or two popped up its head to peer at us from a distance … “When we pulled in closer to the undeveloped shoreline we spotted a coyote loping along the beach. He (or she) eyed us curiously and kept pace with us as we paddled south. The water was only a foot or so deep at this point and a display of clam and oyster shells littered the bottom, attesting to the bounty of the bay. The coyote padded into the woods about the same time as a great blue heron along the water’s edge decided to seek a better fishing spot … “A juvenile bald eagle, surveying the bay from another piling, flew off as we neared. After we had passed, I noticed that it had circled around and retaken its position atop the piling. “In all, we traveled about 3 miles.” According to John Kuntz, owner of Olympic Outdoors Center, nearly 7,000 paddlers visit the Kitsap Peninsula each year and generate $1.7 million in support for local businesses. Kuntz is a board member of the visitor and convention bureau and the North

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Kitsap Trails Association. He shares his organization’s vision that the trails can educate users and the public about the fragility of the region's natural environment and our role in protecting it. That, and getting out on the water is fun. “Puget Sound is recognized as one of the premier locations for paddling in the world,” Kuntz said. “And Kitsap County has some of the best paddling in Puget Sound. "We have beautiful places all around us to paddle. You can see mountains everywhere and there's lots of marine life. There's always something to see and do.” Many people who go out on the water combine the adventure with fishing or even photography, he said. “Combine that with a nice overnight at a bed-and-breakfast, and you've got a great little vacation.” Water trails map: www.VisitKitsap.com/ WaterTrails Events: Paddle Kitsap is an annual two-day, 20-mile paddle from Silverdale to Poulsbo. The 2014 event is Aug. 9-10. Go to www. paddlekitsap.com for details. Rent or buy kayaks: Olympic Outdoor Center, locations in Bainbridge Island, Port Gamble, Poulsbo, Silverdale. 360-297-4659, www.olympicoutdoorcenter.com Kingston Adventures, Kingston, 360-860-1717, www.kingstonadventures.com Back of Beyond, Bainbridge Island, 206-842-9229, www.tothebackofbeyond.com Hood Canal Adventures, 360-898-2628, www.hoodcanaladventures.com North Bay Kayaking, Allyn, 360-535-2198, www.allynkayak.com

Kayaking clubs:

Olympic Kayak Club, www.olympickayakclub.com Sound Rowers, www.soundrowers.org Washington Kayak Club, www.washingtonkayakclub.org

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Marinas offer gateways to Kitsap culture & attractions By CECILIA GARZA Bainbridge Island Review

A common saying for visitors on the Kitsap Peninsula goes something like this, "Hopefully you'll make a sailor friend." It may not be an actual tip, but it hints at something greater that has been going on for generations in this little nook of Washington: boating. Since explorers on wooden ships founded much of Kitsap, boating off the peninsula has evolved into a diverse community of enthusiasts. It ranges from power cruising on a liveaboard 36-foot trawler to joining a sailing race on a lightweight sloop to entering one of the several annual wooden boat festivals with a near 60-foot historic tugboat named Sand Man. The Puget Sound offers vistas, sport and a getaway, and Kitsap has the good fortune of having ample access. For those interested in discovering Kitsap by boat, the best bet would be to first check ahead for available transient moorage at its city docks and marinas. On the north end, the Port of Kingston offers 49 guest slips ranging from 24 to 50 feet and positioned behind a lengthy breakwater. The marina also sits at the foot of a grassy park and Main Street where the road is outlined with wide sidewalks, local restaurants and eccentric shops. In the summer, visitors to Kingston can enjoy summer concerts and farmers markets on the waterfront. Also on the north end of the peninsula is the Port of Poulsbo, where 130 guest moorage slips sit deep in fjord-like Liberty Bay with the Olympic Mountains as a backdrop.

Like Kingston, Poulsbo also has its share of waterfront attractions. Viking Fest celebrates the town's Scandinavian roots every spring. The three-day festival brings a kick-off parade, dance and music performances, a paddleboard race on the bay and local food vendors up and down the town's main drag, Front Street.

wooded shores of Bainbridge and the Olympic Mountains on one side and Cascades on the other. A plain view of Sinclair Inlet can also be seen from the southwestern tip of Bainbridge. Here, Bremerton and Port Orchard marinas offer further exploration.

South of Poulsbo, Central Kitsap presents four more unique areas: Bainbridge Island, Bremerton, Brownsville and Port Orchard.

On the south side of the inlet, Port Orchard Marina has tie ups at the heart of downtown where spring and summertime activities include waterfront concerts and wooden boat festivals.

For sailors looking to enjoy a good day trip, circumnavigating Bainbridge Island may be the first choice.

North of Port Orchard, settled off of Port Orchard Bay, is the Port of Brownsville Marina.

With an island landscape comes several inlets, bays and views.

Unlike Kitsap's other marinas, Brownsville Marina offers moorage and a boat launch set away from a town center.

Along with Eagle Harbor — which contains a city dock and boat launch right at the center of town — Bainbridge also has several pitstops that make the journey worth it. These include Murden Cove, Port Madison, Manzanita Bay and Rich Passage. On a clear day from these spots, boaters can enjoy a view of the Seattle skyline,

Instead, boaters can sail out from or sail into a rural setting with large marina amenities. There's no better way to discover Kitsap than by boat. To get a better view of Kitsap's numerous ports, see page 14 for a detailed map.

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FERRIES

SCENIC

WATER TRANSPORTATION AT ITS BEST

What’s it take to build a ferry? Rain, coffee and ferries.

Like the Super Max class, the Olympic-class ferries will carry up to 144 vehicles.

Washington is world famous for all three, but only two can really get you moving.

The newest Olympic-class ferry, the M/V Tokitae, was christened in March 2014, two years after the first weld on the ship.

Transporting 22.5 million riders per year, Washington State Ferries is the largest ferry system in the United States and the fourth largest in the world.

What’s it take to build an Olympic-class ferry?

The WSF fleet of fleet of 22 auto-passenger ferries also make it the largest ferry system in the world for the number of vehicles carried — approximately 10 million each year. The ferry system is known as a top tourist attraction, as well. With 10 routes and 20 terminals, state ferries boast 450 departures per day.

A lot. Let’s start with the steel. According to the shipbuilder, Vigor Industrial, a total of 2,200 long tons of steel went into the ship’s structure. That’s 4,928,000 pounds of steel, or the weight of 977 Chevy Silverado pickup trucks. The ship is 362 feet, 3 inches long, and stretches 83 feet, 2 inches at beam.

The busiest route is in the shadow of the Seattle skyline, the Seattle-Bainbridge Island run which sees more than 6 million riders per year.

In addition to carrying 144 standard-size vehicles, it can also hold 1,500 passengers. Vigor officials note that more than 1 million labor hours went into building the Tokitae, and roughly 500 jobs were created over the course of the project.

But even boats as beloved as the ones that ply the waters of Washington state eventually start to show their age. And so the ferry system, which was created in June 1951, is currently building new ferries to replace the 1950s-era Evergreen Stat- class ferries. WSF has contracted with Vigor Industrial’s US Fab Division for the design and construction of up to four ferries that can carry 144 cars. Called the Olympic class, the newest family of ferries are a bit smaller than the largest ferries in the system. Ferries in the Jumbo Mark II class carry 202 vehicles, and the Jumbo class can hold 188 vehicles.

Underneath, the ferry has a draft (the depth of the vessel’s keel below the water line) of 18 feet, and a depth of 24 feet, 6 inches. There’s two propellers on the boat, one on each end. Each propeller is 11 1/2 feet in diameter and weighs 12,960 pounds, which equals about 2 1/2 Silverado pickups. The ferry has a service speed of 17 knots (31 km/h), and has 6,000 total horsepower from two diesel engines made by Rolls-Royce. Brian Mannion of Vigor Industrial noted that some of the best technical features of

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the new ferries include an efficient diesel mechanical propulsion arrangement utilizing Tier 3 engines; interconnecting high speed shaft between the two reduction gear sets; a fully integrated propulsion control, alarm, monitoring system; controllable pitch propellers; high-lift efficient rudders; and a waste heat recovery system. The price for a ferry is a bit more than a few pickup trucks, to be sure. The state’s total budget to build two Olympic-class ferries was set at $264.3 million. The shipyard contract for construction of the first 144-car ferry was $117.6 million (total cost is $137.9 million), and the shipyard contract for construction of the second ferry is $112.1 million (total cost is $126.45 million). The name for the state’s newest ferry — the fourth new one built in six years - comes from a Coastal Salish or Chinook jargon greeting that means “nice day, pretty colors,” and was used when members of different tribes met one another while traveling or trading. The name was suggested by the nonprofit whale-monitoring group, the Orca Network. One of the orcas captured in the early 1970s in Penn Cove on Whidbey Island was given the name by a veterinarian from the Miami Seaquarium who came to Seattle to select a whale from the seven that had been captured. The veterinarian reportedly bonded with one young female orca and decided to name her “Tokitae,” a word he had seen in a gift shop on the Seattle waterfront. (The orca was renamed “Lolita” after she arrived in Miami, where she continues to perform.)

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BIKING

KITSAP’S

HIDDEN PASSION

Fun on two wheels There's more than one way to ride a bike. Well, actually, there isn't. But if you're looking for a place that offers cyclists a variety of terrain, why not consider becoming a little more intimate with Kitsap County. Nearly every community offers road cyclists and mountain bikers options to enjoy their bipedal mechanisms. Depending on where you're visiting from may determine your choice of roads and trails. Let’s start with Bainbridge Island. There are plenty of scenic views and communities to whiz past on this island that is often the first stop for people coming from Seattle via the Washington State Ferries. Cyclists can get a glimpse of a booming downtown economy in Winslow, and continue to one of many beautiful neighborhoods, or waterfronts. For the cyclist interested in war history, head to the southern portion of the island to Fort Ward Park. Enjoy the views of the Puget Sound waterway as you cruise past a former Army installation established in 1890. If you're looking for a place to take a breather in an open space, head over to Battle Point Park. Watch people fly remote-controlled planes, or relax on a bench while you watch the geese. From there, head north on Miller Road, past the West Grand Forest, and explore the north end of the island. Of course, there's the option once per year to try your hand at the Chilly Hilly. Chilly Hilly has helped kick off the cycling season for more than 40 years. The ride offers 2,675-feet of steep cycling. It is a 33-mile route around the island. Bicycling Magazine named Chilly Hilly "one of four classic rides" in the nation. It's held on the last sunday of February every year. For the adrenaline junky looking to go

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off-road, head over to the Grand Forest. There are two areas of the forest, West and East. Each is a three-mile trail system. A school-aged mountain biking team even uses the trails for practice. For more information on those trails, and others, visit www.biparks.org.

mountain bikers on the island and lower half of the county, it only seems natural for there to be just as much in North Kitsap. Whether coming over the Hood Canal Bridge from Jefferson County, or from Edmonds via the ferry, the north end has much to offer.

Maybe Bainbridge Island isn't on the visitor's list, but Port Orchard and other south end areas are. So, why not take an 18-mile tour?

Cyclists will encounter hilly terrain, along with some long stretches of highway. A long, but no-hassle ride from the ferry terminal in Kingston, to Hansville, and back makes for a great 25-mile loop. Prepare for scenic views of farm land on Hansville Road, followed by breathtaking views of the Puget Sound and Whidbey Island.

Starting at the Port Orchard waterfront, head out of town on Bay Street. Take Beach Drive past Manchester State Park. Make your way to the Southworth ferry dock. From there, you can venture to West Seattle via the ferry, or retrace your steps back to the waterfront. If you're coming from West Seattle via the Fauntleroy ferry, reverse the route (go to visitkitsap.com for information or other ideas). There are options for those visiting the center of the county as well. Whether the trip to Central Kitsap is north through Gig Harbor and Port Orchard, or from Seattle via the Bremerton ferry, cyclists and mountain bikers have a place to ride. A popular option for outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds is Green Mountain. Green Mountain offers 13 miles of trails for a variety of activities, including mountain biking. There are multiple trailheads with parking. The state forest park attracts more than 50,000 people each year, according to the Washington State Department of Natural Resources. For more information, visit www.dnr.wa.gov, and search "Green Mountain." Looking for a casual ride? Try the Clear Creek Trail. The trail winds its way from Silverdale Way to Trigger Avenue, starting at the Silverdale Rotary Gateway Park. The trail connects to the Clear Creek Trail for more riding options (visit kitsapgov.com/pw/ clearcreek.htm). With so many options for cyclists and

If dirt, mud, and single track trails are on the menu, try one of many trail networks in the north end. Some of the most notable trails can be found in the forest north of Poulsbo, in the Pope Resources forested land near Port Gamble and Kingston. An example of just how popular mountain biking can get in Kitsap, the Stottlemeyer 30/60 Mile Mountain Bike Race draws competitors to the Pope land. The race, now in its fifth year, is limited to 500 riders. A portion of proceeds go to the North Kitsap Trail Association that maintains the trails the race uses, along with other parks in the area. The race was May 10. The race is not for beginners, as it is known as an endurance race, taking riders through difficult single-track and steep climbs. If racing isn't your forte, the trails are a quiet option when there aren't competitions being held. Or, check out the North Kitsap Heritage Park, or Hansville Greenway for a change of pace. Visit northkitsaptrails.org for more ideas. So, whether you're a road warrior or adrenaline junky, don't skip over Kitsap County. Just make sure your chains are greased.

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Doing it on foot shoreline in north Kitsap County. The forests and shorelines have cultural significance to local Tribes and communities; draw thousands of outdoor recreationists annually; and support fish and wildlife in the integrated ecological and watershed systems of Port Gamble Bay, Hood Canal and Central Puget Sound.

Two dreams came true when the North Kitsap Trails Association opened Millie’s Trail to the public June 11, 2013. The trail links Big Valley Road to Olympic Property Group forest land. It’s a long sought after connection, association president Linda Berry-Maraist said. It’s also something Millie Dove Muller thought would be a good contribution to the community. Muller celebrated her 97th birthday June 11, 2013, which coincided with the trail dedication. Muller opened a portion of her property to the public to allow a trail to be built through it. And so, in a break between rain showers, the 97-year-old Big Valley resident cut the ceremonial ribbon — with the help of County Commissioner Rob Gelder — to mark another addition to the forestland trails network. The land has been in Millie’s family for at least 110 years. Millie’s family, decendents of early Finnish emigrants, moved to the area after Millie’s great-grandfather made enough in the Alaska gold rush to purchase the land, according to Mader. The land the family owns totals about 160 acres. A link from Big Valley Road to the Olympic Property Group trails was on the top of the priority list in the Poulsbo trails plan, Berry-Maraist said. Berry-Maraist had already heard plenty of “thank you’s” from Big Valley residents about the new trail. She expects plenty of neighbors and cyclists to use the trail. The trail connects to nearly 4,000 acres of land and trails owned by Pope Resources. The Pope Resource land is part of the Kitsap Forest and Bay land conservation efforts. The Kitsap Forest & Bay Project is a longtime effort to conserve 6,700 acres and 1.8 miles of

The story of Millie's Trail is one example of the kind of dedication to the outdoors the residents of Kitsap County have. The following highlights some of the more popular, and well-used trails and trail networks in Kitsap County: Anderson Landing — A loop outside Silverdale featuring approximately 68 acres of hiking trails and three scenic viewing areas. There is a trail head on NW Anderson Hill Road and Warren Road NW. Banner Forest Heritage Park — Walking and equestrian trails near Port Orchard include 635 acres of explorable terrain. The park features three marked ponds and marshes and dozens of looping trails. To get there, take Sedgwick Road to Banner Road and go south on Banner Road to the intersection of Banner and Overra Road. Battle Point Park — Bainbridge Island is host to 14 main trail systems. Of the most popular, Battle Point Park trails offer about 3.5 miles of trails that allows bikes. The park is surrounded by about 1.5 miles of equestrian trail. Clear Creek Bike and Pedestrian Trail – This trail, completed in 2005, features a 1.4 mile, 10-foot-wide paved path along a portion of Clear Creek. The paved path connects to the Clear Creek Trail, which offers almost five miles of dirt trails through Silverdale. In all, the trails stretch from Silverdale Way to Trigger Avenue. It includes 16 marked points of interest as it follows Clear Creek into Dyes Inlet. The paved path can be accessed at the Silverdale Rotary Gateway Park. Guillemot Cove Nature Reserve — The 184 acre nature reserve includes eight trails of various length. The main access trail, which is approximately one mile long includes a big leaf maple tree forest and takes hikers over Old Sawmill Plateau. Seven other trails branch off from the main trail, none more than half-a-mile. The main trail can

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be accessed from Stavis Bay Road, off the Seabeck-Holly Road and Seabeck Highway. Grand Forest — Located on Bainbridge Island, the forest is split into two, three-mile trail systems. The Grand Forest East can be accessed from Mandus Olson Road. Grand Forest West can be accessed from Miller Road. For those feeling adventurous, trails link from the forests to other areas of the island. Green Mountain — Located south of Seabeck and west of Bremerton, Green Mountain offers 13 miles of trails and recreation. Along with hiking, there is mountain biking, horseback riding and other opportunities. There are two main trailheads allowing access, from the north and south of the state forest. Hansville Greenway — The 265 acres of walking, equestrian and biking trails that make up Hansville Greenway is located on county property and trail easements. The trails, built and maintained by the Hansville Greenway Association volunteers, has a primary goal of protecting wildlife habitat and providing passive recreation. Illahee Preserve — Walking trails inside 380 acres make this Bremerton recreation opportunity a must. The preserve features nine looping trails, which runs along wetland, and near the Rolling Hills Golf Course. Newberry Hill Heritage Park — The approximately 1,200 acres of public land was created in 2009. Kiosks, maps and trail markers help guide those new to the area. Work continues on the park, with new developments planned for 2012 and beyond. The trail network passes Klahowya Secondary School and passes multiple open water wetlands, streams and ponds. Two main gates provide access, the Holly Gate located off the Seaback Highway and the Blue Gate, off Newberry Hill Road. North Kitsap Heritage Park — More than four miles of trail that passes through 443 acres of land. A total of seven trails offer access to forest that backs up to the White Horse Golf Club, through OPG option property and links Indianola and Kingston. Trails are marked with colors matching a map available on the county website. Trailheads can be found on Miller Bay Road, Norman Road and Indianola Road.

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BEER, WINE & SPIRITS

Breweries, distilleries & wineries of the peninsula By CECILIA GARZA Bainbridge Island Review

Western Washington's trail of unique brews, wines and spirits doesn't stop with Seattle. On the contrary, all of the above are just another part of Kitsap's charm. To name a few hotspots, Main Street Ale House is located in the heart of downtown Kingston and just a hop and a skip from the waterfront.

Winery offers a variety of European-style wines, including Franc, Voignier, Merlot, Pinot Gris and Agria. Bainbridge Island supports seven wineries: Amelia Wynn Winery, Eagle Harbor Wine Company, Eleven, Fletcher Bay Winery, Perennial Vinters, Rolling Bay Winery and Victor Alexander Winery. Of these, three have wine tasting rooms located in Downtown Winslow within walking distance of the Bainbridge-Seattle ferry.

The taproom boasts 18 taps and a classic Pacific Northwest menu of oysters and wild salmon.

Island Vintners, Eleven Winery and Eagle Harbor Wine Co. tasting rooms can be found on Winslow Way on Bainbridge.

In Poulsbo, Hare & Hounds Public House and Tizley's Europub are downtown favorites.

Kitsap's distilleries consistently produce award winning spirits.

Meanwhile, Bremerton's Toad House Pizza Pub is a great two-in-one for anyone interested in a bite plus over-21 beverage.

Heritage Distilling Company, located in Gig Harbor, offers its own gin, vodka and whiskey series.

On Bainbridge, beer culture continues to evolve as residents anticipate the opening of a new taproom this summer. Ale House on Winslow, promises 16 taps and 20 to 30 different names on its bottle menu.

The distillery's vodka is triple distilled from grapes to give it a sweet start and smooth finish. In 2013, it won double gold for best vodka at the FiftyBest.com International Tasting in New York. It also carries the silver medal from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition for its top-shelf quality and value pricing.

But Kitsap pubs wouldn't be the same without the surrounding breweries, wineries and distilleries adding to the tap and shelves. Kitsap is home to Bainbridge Island Brewing, Hood Canal Brewery, Silver City Brewery & Tap Room in Bremerton and Poulsbo's Slippery Pig Brewery, Valholl Brewing and Sound Brewery and Rainy Daze Brewing. Each carry their own distinct rotations of floral, malty and refreshing brews. As for wine, Olalla Valley Vineyard and

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Commander's Rye Whiskey, also from Heritage Distilling Company, carries silver from the same San Francisco competition. In 2013 it likewise took in bronze at the Beverage Testing Institute's International Unaged Whiskey Review in Chicago. Unlike most whiskeys, Heritage's rye is based off of George Washington's original 1797 recipe. It is bottled unaged, just like it was done

back in Washington's day. The distillery recently released the Elk Rider series which includes a blended whiskey, wheat vodka and crisp gin. Located on Bainbridge Island, Bainbridge Organic Distillers follows the same trend as Heritage with its award-winning gin, vodka and whiskey. Using solely organic ingredients, the distillery prides itself on the precise yet subtle spice of all of its spirits. For this, it has collected recognition from a variety of tasting panels and spirits competitions. Its Bainbridge Legacy Organic Vodka, for instance, brought home silver from the San Francisco Spirits Competition, won a five-star rating from the F. Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal, and also earned recognition from tasting panels including the 2011 Ultimate Spirits Challenge in New York. Most recently, the vodka was selected out of more than 1,000 brands from 25 countries as the "World's Best Vodka" at the World Vodka Awards. Also recently, its earthy yet sweet Bainbridge Battle Point Organic Whiskey collected double gold for "Best Wheat Whiskey" and "Best of Show" at the Great American Distillers Festival in Portland and gold at the Beverage Testing Institute's International Review of Spirits. Whether enjoying a summer wine tour or winter brewhouse, Kitsap's diverse catalog of places to go and drinks to try can easily fill a visitor's schedule.

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Kite Flying on the Kitsap Peninsula By LESLIE KELLY lkelly@soundpublishing.com

Mention kite flying in Kitsap County and you'll be pointed toward Kingston, known for the "Kites over Kingston" kite festival which is held in the Mike Wallace Park every year in March. It's a great place to launch a kite any time of the year and let it sail in the sky over the water. The park consists of more than an acre of manicured lawns and gardens for your enjoyment. Barbecues and picnic tables are available for use. "Kites over Kingston" weekend festival has grown in recent years and is a favorite of those who challenge with wind with their master on a string. The park also hosts a variety of events from early May to mid-October. If you're there to fly your kite on a Saturday enjoy the Kingston Farmers Market which offers fresh local fruits, vegetables, baked goods, as well as locally handcrafted arts and crafts.

Cove" where musicians from around the state put on free family-oriented performances for the public beginning at 6 p.m. And whether it's one of those colorful $5 plastic kites from Fred Meyer, Target or Walmart, or something much fancier, there are plenty of parks and wide open spaces where kite flying is just the right adventure for a sunny, windy day in Kitsap County. Near Poulsbo, on the northern end of the Kitsap Peninsula, check out Kitsap Memorial State Park at 202 Northeast Park St. Kitsap Memorial State Park is a 58-acre camping park with 1,797 feet of saltwater shoreline with beautiful grassy play fields, perfect for launching that kite. Once you run with your kite for a bit, give the kids a chance to enjoy the children's play equipment while you spread a blanket for a picnic or a nap in the beautiful natural surroundings with sweeping views of Hood Canal.

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on the park call 360-779-3205. Another great place to fly a kite is Fay Bainbridge Park on Bainbridge Island. This park is a 17-acre marine park with 1,420 feet of saltwater shoreline featuring sandy beaches located on the northeast corner of Bainbridge Island. From the beach you'll relish the sweeping views of Puget Sound, the Cascade Mountains and two volcanoes, Mount Rainier and Mount Baker. Popular pastimes at the park besides kit flying include beach combing, boating, bird watching, camping, saltwater fishing, crabbing and scuba diving. Conveniently, this park is open for camping year round. If you find yourself without a kite, stop by Cost Plus Imports in Silverdale, near the Kitsap Mall. The store has a great selection of inexpensive kites ($9 to $12) and extra kite string. And for the more professional kite-flyers, take a look at their Japanese-style kites with lightweight paper mache dragon heads. They run about $19. Once you have one of those flying high, there's no doubt you'll attract an audience. Another great place to pick up a kite is Toys Etc., at 19417 7th Ave. NE, in Poulsbo.

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On the south end of the peninsula, try the South Kitsap Regional Park for your kite flying. Located at 2841 SE Lund Ave. in Port Orchard, this park offers great grassy open spaces for flying kites as well as ballfields, a batting cage, hiking trails, playgrounds and picnic shelter. And when the wind is out of your sail for the day, why not enjoy watching the kids on their skateboards at the skateboard park nearby?

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Kitsap’s tour of art, galleries and more! Charleston's Fourth Saturday

By RICHARD OXLEY roxley@soundpublishing.com

Kitsap is an eclectic mix of arts. Nearly every community has a stage, regularly showing hit plays, musicals and improv troupes, making it impossible to go a single month without visiting a local theatre. Pubs commonly invite their patrons to bring instruments and jam for the night. And there are more than enough art galleries to justify a string of art walks across the county, featuring paintings, sculptures, glass work and much more. The arts are certainly alive in Kitsap, and a visit to the region is not complete without experiencing it.

Port Orchard's First Saturday

Every first Saturday of the month from April through November, 2 to 5 p.m. in downtown Port Orchard. More than 30 artists are featured throughout businesses along Bay Street, Sidney Avenue and Harrison Street.

Poulsbo's Second Saturday

Each second Saturday of the month along Front Street from 5 to 8 p.m.

Silverdale

ART WALKS

Old Town Silvderdale hosts an art walk quarterly on the second Friday of March, June, September and December.

Once a month, downtowns across the peninsula offer an entertaining evening jaunt through a variety of galleries and more. Art walks have become a Kitsap avocation.

Winslow's First Friday

The historic stretch of street in Bainbridge Island, Bremerton, Poulsbo, Silverdale and Port Orchard have become havens for galleries, each offering a wealth of regional pieces, and featuring local artists. Some galleries may serve wine and cheese, others have local artists available to mingle, and others feature local musicians to add to the enjoyment. What is for certain, is that a night out walking through the arts is a Kitsap pastime.

Bremerton's First Friday

As if two art walks in Bremerton weren't impressive enough, the city's Charleston District hosts its own art walk every fourth Saturday from noon to 8 p.m.

Each first Friday of the month from 5 to 8 p.m. Bremerton hosts its main art walk region along Fourth Street and Pacific Avenue.

First Fridays off the month, along Winslow Way on Bainbridge Island from 6 to 8 p.m.

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND Bainbridge Island has quite successfully carved a niche for itself as an arts-centered community. Aside from its stretch of galleries along downtown's Winslow Way, it is also home to a variety of open mics and jam sessions for the musically inclined, as well as literary groups such as Field's End. Bainbridge Performing Arts has been active since 1956, and built its own playhouse in 1993 in downtown. The playhouse hosts theatrical works and festivals, and is home to a symphony and an arts

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gallery. But in recent time, the most talked of aspect of the island's arts scene has been the newly established Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, located steps away from the ferry terminal on the corner of Highway 305 and Winslow Way. With two stories, and 20,000-square-feet, the museum features Northwest regional art, a small cinema, cafe, gift shop and multiple galleries that host rotating and one-of-a-kind exhibitions. Perhaps the most impressive feature of the museum is the cost of admission: free. Helpful links: www. bainbridgeperformingarts.org, www. biartmuseum.org, www.ovationmtb.com, www. bainbridgedowntown.org.

BREMERTON/SILVERDALE Silverdale has become known as a shopping mecca, but its best kept secret is Old Town Silverdale where a variety of shops and galleries are located. Silverdale is also home to the Central Stage Theatre of County Kitsap which performs theatrical delights on the stage of the Kitsap Community Center. A variety of art galleries have found a home in Bremerton, including Collective Visions, an artist-owned and operated gallery that cycles through works of its own members as well as other exhibits. Collective Visions is also responsible for the annual CVG Show and Art Competition, one of the largest juried art competitions in the state held January through March. Hundreds of works art submitted across multiple fields such as CONTINUED ON PAGE

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painting, photography, sculpture and more. Only the best are selected for the show, generally more than 100 pieces, and a handful will claim prizes in their fields. Another popular attraction is Bremerton's Admiral Theatre, which offers dinner and entertainment. Acts range from Arlo Guthrie to comedy competitions, and musicals. The Bremerton Community Theatre also brings the arts alive on its stage. Recent productions have been "Kiss Me Kate" and "On Golden Pond." Helpful links: www.cstock.org, www. collectivevisions.com, www.admiraltheatre.org, www.bremertoncommunitytheatre.org.

KINGSTON It's not uncommon to run into an artist in Kingston. Many have studios in the area. It's not surprise that Kingston has hosted its annual Arts and Crafts Festival for more than 55 years. Held in July in downtown Kingston, the festival collects artists and food vendors. A juried art competition is also a part of the fun. The festival supports the Art Docent Program in public elementary schools. Helpful links: www.kitsapartsandcrafts.com.

PORT ORCHARD The Western Washington Center for the Arts calls Port Orchard home. The theater regularly stages performances of hit productions. Recent features have been "Bye Bye Birdie," "Run For Your Wife," "Arsenic and Old Lace" and Shakespeare's "The Two Gentlemen of Verona." Helpful links: www.wwca.us.

POULSBO Poulsbo's Norwegian roots are heavily planted and on display via sculptures found around town, such as the newly erected Viking statue on the corner of Viking Avenue and Lindvig Way. It's not uncommon to find the Viking dressed to impress on special occasions, such as sporting events. The town also puts on the Poulsbo Arts Festival each year on the third weekend in August at Waterfront Park. Features include ceramics, fabrics, jewelry, photography, metalworking and woodworking. Works of art are also raffled off to lucky patrons. Artists demonstrate their craft and food vendors line the waterfront. The Jewel Box Theatre in downtown Poulsbo adds to the town's art scene with

stage performances of loved and unique plays. Recent productions have been "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change," "Clever Dick" and "Gypsy!" Helpful links: www.cafnw.org, www. jewelboxpoulsbo.org.

SUQUAMISH / PORT GAMBLE S'KLALLAM Located at the north end of Kitsap County is two Native American reservations, home to the Suquamish and Port Gamble S'Klallam tribes. The Suquamish reservation boasts a variety to attractions, one being its recently re-opened, 9,000-square-foot museum. Through art and more, the museum tells the local tribes' stories, and history going back thousands of years. Among the exhibits are bentwood boxes, carved bone jewelry, cedar baskets, wood carvings, wool regalia and weavings, and two-dimensional and three-dimensional fine art pieces. The museum also hosts a variety of workshops, lectures and documentary screenings throughout the year. For more information and events, check its website at www.suquamishmuseum.org.

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Modern art to military history, museums of Kitsap artifacts and photos showcasing the legacy of the century-old institution that is the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility.

By LUCIANO MARANO Bainbridge Island Review

Wherever you are in Kitsap, history is just a few footsteps away.

The museum's permanent collection includes more than 20,000 artifacts and a special year-round exhibit on USS John C. Stennis which examines daily life aboard a nuclear aircraft carrier. Guests can explore where sailors sleep, what they eat, how they spend their time and learn about the aircraft carrier’s mission and ship operations.

From fine art to fossils, to examples of America's military muscle to turn-of-thecentury artifacts from Kitsap pioneers, the county enjoys a wealth of award-winning museums. So if you're looking to add a little history and culture to your trip, you probably need look no further than just down the street. And if you've had enough hiking, boating and sightseeing (or you've caught us on one of our rainy days, sorry), these informational meccas offer yet another interesting addition to your local experience.

The Naval Museum was recently accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, joining the elite ranks of selected institutions around the nation. Of the nation’s estimated 17,500 museums, only 1,005 are currently accredited.

Gathered here are some of the most popular museums, and some recently opened additions.

BREMERTON The Puget Sound Naval Museum (251 First St.) offers guests a behind-the-scenes look at the life of a sailor at sea and historical

The Puget Sound Navy Museum is one of only 14 museums accredited in Washington, and it is one of just 10 museums funded and administered by the U.S. Navy. Accreditation signifies excellence to the museum community, to governments, funders, outside agencies and to the museum-

going public. “Accreditation assures the people of Bremerton that their museum is among the finest in the nation,” said Ford W. Bell, president of the Alliance. “As a result, the citizens can take considerable pride in their homegrown institution, for its commitment to excellence and for the value it brings to the community.” Admission is free. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays (closed Tuesdays, October through April). For more information, visit www. PugetSoundNavyMuseum.org. If military history is what you're looking for, Bremerton is the right town to be in. Not far from the Naval Museum, within walking distance of Bremerton's downtown waterfront area, guests can visit the USS Turner Joy (300 Washington Beach Ave.), a fully restored Vietnam-era Naval destroyer. The vessel is now a Naval Memorial Ship Museum that is available to tour from the CONTINUED ON PAGE

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The museum is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturdays. Admission is free, with a suggested donation of $2 for adults, $5 for families and $1 for students. Rounding out the list of some of the finest museums available to Bremerton visitors is the Kitsap County Historical Society Museum (280 Fourth St.). With exhibits and artifacts on display from the glacial age through World War II, there is no more comprehensive collection of Kitsap history under one roof. Guests can walk through the preserved entryway of the 1919 Washington School, and even take a walk down "Main Street," an exhibit of local shop fronts from the early 1900s through the middle of the 20th century. In the museum's Hands-on Gallery, visitors can operate a section of the actual telephone switchboard that once connected the town of Silverdale to the world. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday and 12 to 4 p.m. Sundays, May through September; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday, October

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The Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (550 Winslow Way E.), newly opened last June, is a collecting museum with a focus on artists and collections from the Kitsap and Olympic peninsulas, as well as the broader Puget Sound region. With a rotating exhibition schedule that changes nearly every month, and a critically acclaimed bistro offering fresh local refreshments as well, BIMA stands as the modern cultural cornerstone of the island's vibrant downtown arts scene. Recent exhibits the environmentally minded mixed-media minimalism of Joseph Gregory Rossano, the dreamlike landscapes of Gayle Bard, mural-sized collages by Tracy Lang and Hand-formed works in silver and other metals from master metalsmith Heikki Seppa. The Bainbridge Island Museum of Art opened to the public on June 14, 2013, and has since welcomed more than 55,000 visitors ranging from the region and all over the world. Designed by architect Matthew Coates, principal of Coates Design Architects, the 20,000-square-foot art museum is targeted for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Gold status. The exhibitions rotate with the seasons (approximately 12 shows per year). Arts education for people of all ages, interests, abilities, and skill levels is a core value and a primary function of the art museum, and the 95-seat auditorium hosts artist lectures, films, poetry and theatrical readings, musical performances, and community meetings. Visit www.biartmuseum.org for the latest exhibition and events schedule. Admission is free and the museum is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. A short walk away from BIMA, island visitors can take a trek back in time at the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum (215 CONTINUED ON PAGE

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Ericksen Ave. NE). Featuring a permanent display of seldom-seen portraits taken at the Japanese American citizen internment camps by famed photographer Ansel Adams during World War II, as well as numerous rotating exhibits featuring nautical charts, historic maps, plans, diaries of early explorers and settlers, postcards, ferry and steamer schedules and archaeological materials (fossils, shells, tools and ceramic, iron and glass objects), the museum offers guests a unique look into every aspect of the island's past. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Admission is $4 for adults or $10 for one family and $3 for students and seniors. A short walk from the ferry terminal is the Classic Cycle bicycle shop and museum (740 Winslow Way NE). Displaying some early cycles (some from before 1944) to today's sleek roadsters, historic race memorabilia and photographs, Classic Cycle is a unique island spot that offers guests a serious look at history on two wheels and life in the bike lane.

Classic Cycle is open from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 12 to 4 p.m. Sunday. (Closed on Monday.) Admission is free. Visit www.classiccycleus. com/home for more information.

PORT ORCHARD The town of Port Orchard offers two

museums dedicated to a historic look back at what the everyday life of Kitsap citizens would have been like. The Log Cabin Museum (416 Sidney Ave.) gives guests a glimpse of home life in South Kitsap over the past century. Its displays contain many artifacts from pioneer times, including a replicated family scene featuring the Orchard family (the mannequins who call the museum home).

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The museum is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, May through September. From homestead to hometown, The Log Cabin Museum (202 Sydney Ave.) has vignettes of life in early South Kitsap on display including recreated scenes depicting a hardware store, a school and a doctor's office. Located upstairs from the Sidney Gallery, showcasing original art by noted and emerging regional artists, the museum is free to visit and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday.

SUQUAMISH VILLAGE The Suquamish Museum (6861 NE South St.) is in the heart of Suquamish Village on the Port Madison Indian Reservation here on the Kitsap Peninsula, which was itself named after the Suquamish Chief Kitsap. The tribal museum and cultural center is one of the area's newest and most unique attractions. The objects owned by the Suquamish Museum, many never before exhibited, and those on loan from Suquamish families and other museums, will engage visitors to learn

about the lives and culture of the area's native people. The Suquamish Museum Board of Directors and the museum's curatorial staff collaborated with Storyline Studios in Seattle to design their first permanent exhibit: Ancient Shores – Changing Tides. The exhibit presents the story of the Suquamish People in a traditional way. Seven symbolic design elements illustrate an integrated cultural view of the Suquamish tribe over time; past, present, and future. Helping to support a rich learning environment is the integration of Lushootseed in the new exhibit. Lushootseed,

the language of the Suquamish and other Coast Salish tribes, is a critical element for visitors to be able to understand the culture. The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and children or $15 for one family. Visit www.suquamishmuseum.org to learn about the latest displays and events.

PORT GAMBLE Visitors to this historic old mill town can find themselves quickly transported back in time when they visit the Port Gamble Museum and landmark 1916 Port Gamble General Store (both at 32400 Rainier Ave. NE). The museum presents exhibits full to the brim with details of historic home life, as well as many artifacts from the heyday of Pope and Talbot Timber Company, the mill that built the town.

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Noted exhibits include rooms fully furnished in 1800s fashion as well as exhibits showcasing a glimpse of life in saw mills and traditional port homes. Admission to the museum is $4 for adults, $3 for military, seniors and students. The museum is open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., May through October and 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays through Sundays, November through April. Nearby, at the historic General Store, visitors can find an immense collection of more than 25,000 shells as well as a strange assortment of bug exhibits in the Of Sea and Shore Museum. The shells on display are part of one of the largest private shell collections in the entire country, owned by Port Gamble native Tom Rice.

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BAINBRIDGE ISLAND At the end of a short, 30-minute ferry ride from Seattle lies quaint and beautiful Bainbridge Island, the gateway to the Kitsap Peninsula. Bainbridge Island has made its share of history, from 19th century shipbuilding at Port Madison, to 20th century lumber milling at Port Blakely, to the crucial role the island’s military installations served in winning the war in the Pacific during World War II. Bainbridge remains a vibrant and eclectic community today. Within walking distance of the ferry terminal visitors can enjoy numerous locally owned shops, art galleries, cafes and restaurants. At the gateway of downtown Winslow is a new park, The Waypoint, created by a grassroots group of volunteers,

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and just across Winslow Way, the new jewel of the community, the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art. Beyond its main drag, a variety of nature preserves, trails and beaches add a stunning beauty to this little community’s charm.

DOWNTOWN A simple walk through downtown unveils the unique and easy character of the island, from boutique stores to local wines, standout restaurants and cafés to independent bookstores. Add a scenic waterfront walk, and it makes for a rather pleasant day. The Winslow Way main street has changed with the times but is still rooted in the past; a pedestrian-friendly thoroughfare that for more than 140 years has served the diverse residents of the Eagle Harbor towns of Madrone, then Winslow, and today, the city

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of Bainbridge Island. As early as 1870, settlers began establishing a community on the north side of Eagle Harbor. The area was used for logging, farming and ship-building — all surrounding the Eagle Harbor Congregational Church built in 1896. The building still stands on the corner of Winslow Way and Madison Avenue, bearing the elegant 19th century frontier architecture of its day, and makes a nice backdrop to the patios of a few cafés. Over time, the island’s main street added more and more shops, all independent, and that character hasn’t changed in our modern world. The venerable and iconic downtown mainstay, Town & Country Market, is currently undergoing a major remodel designed to fit and enhance the downtown pedestrian experience.

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What happens on Bainbridge Island BAINBRIDGE PERFORMING ARTS: From stunning stage performances to the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra, BPA is always offering a refined night out. www. bainbridgeperformingarts.org

BAINBRIDGE UNCORKED: Island

wineries bring out their best bottles for the annual wine festival in downtown Winslow. www.bainbridgewineries.com

BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL: The festival

brings out bluegrass fans and great bands the last weekend in July at island parks.

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SUMMER GOLF SCRAMBLE: Held

at the picturesque Wing Point Golf Club, this event offers pleasant golfing and the opportunity to wing big money through golf competitions.

CHILLY HILLY: Held the last Sunday in February, cyclists mark the beginning of the riding season with 33-miles of island hills and slopes.

FARMERS MARKET: The islands many farmers bring their hard work to the City Hall Park from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday from April to November. www. bainbridgefarmersmarket.com. FIRST FRIDAYS: Winslow Way opens up to the arts every First Friday of the month. Stores and galleries feature artwork from near and far.

AND MUCH MORE ISLAND PARKS Many of the island’s parks lay along its 53 miles of coastline. The most recent addition to the island is the Japanese American Exclusion Memorial, located on the south side of Eagle Harbor near Prichard Park along the beach. When World War II arrived, the islands Japanese residents were removed and sent to internment camps — a significant blow to the island’s farming industries and community. The Bloedel Reserve is the island’s most famous park, more accurately, a 150-acre public garden. Co-owner of the MacMillan Bloedel Timber Company, Prentice Bloedel, with his wife Virginia resided in what is now the Bloedel Reserve from 1951 until 1986.

JINGLE MINGLE: Winslow Way The Bloedels spent many of their years on the property transforming it into a magical oasis that would become a internationally renowned public garden. Its 150 acres, located on the north end of the island, seamlessly blend natural woodlands and a variety of landscaped gardens, including a Japanese Garden, a Moss Garden, and Reflection Pool, all surrounding the Bloedel’s former estate home. The impressive French country house boasts one of the best views on the island of the Puget Sound. Gazzam Lake provides another spectacular island stroll, with 445 acres of forests and wetlands. Located on the southwestern side of the island, an ample trail system carves through the park offering one of the most beautiful hikes on the peninsula. Most of the area CONTINUED ON PAGE

sets a nostalgic scene for the holidays. From the towns tree lighting to boutique shops offering one-of-a-kind gifts, a trip to Winslow in Winter shouldn’t be missed. www.facebook.com/ Jingleminglebainbridge

JULY 4TH: There is perhaps no bigger

event on the island. From a street fairs to vendors, a town parade and a spectacular fireworks display over Eagle Harbor, Bainbridge Island is the place to be.

LYNWOOD THEATRE: The island’s own historic art house theater. Built in 1936, this single screen theater is an experience beyond catching a flick. ROTARY AUCTION: On June 28, this

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remains untouched by human development, which provides for a well-connected habitat for animals of the Pacific Northwest. The park has two entrances. The northern entrance is located a quarter mile west of Crystal Spring Drive from Marshall Road. Another entrance is located on the south end with a four-car parking area off of Baker Hill Road on Deerpath Lane. More park information can be found at www.biparks.org.

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The restaurant scene through downtown is certainly an eclectic mix — from Northwest bistros to tasty barbecue — and boasts talent from a variety of unique chefs. Many make use of the islands own farmers for their products, and diners are certain to find something new and intriguing on their menus. Beyond the restaurants, Bainbridge also offers a craft distinct to the island. Tasting rooms for local artisan wineries line Winslow Way.

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However, most wineries also offer a close up look of their craft at their base of operations throughout the island. The island wine scene is rather unique.

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Visitors taking in a wine tour can expect a quiet, intimate experience where they can enjoy a glass of wine with a view. Island wines are like the counterpart to the beer-brewing industry — they are crafted. Vintners spend significant time and effort to craft and blend to produce distinct wines, achieving signature tastes only found in their bottles. Wine is not the only flavor on the island. For palettes with more kick, Bainbridge Island Organic Distillers offers small batches of whiskey, gin and vodka. It’s all organic, and full of character. More information can be found at www.bainbridgewineries.com and www. bainbridgedistillers.com.

ISLAND EVENTS Every first Friday of the month brings out the highly prevalent arts community for a night to share work and company. Shops and showing rooms along Winslow Way hosts

artwork from near and far. Another weekly attraction is the farmers market, held every Saturday from April through November at the Town Square Park just behind Winslow Way. The island his home to a wealth of farmers, who all bring their specialty selections to the market along with crafts and other products. Perhaps the largest attraction to the island is the annual Chilly Hilly, which draws thousands of cyclists to the island streets for one of the more intense bike rides of the year. Not only is it held in the brisk month of February, it takes riders on the severe gradients of the islands many hills and slopes. Bainbridge Island is many things, and is filled with endless attractions. But the only way to truly know why so many call the island home, and why so many make the trip to its shores, downtown, parks, shops and more, one simply has to come here.

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NORTH KITSAP By RICHARD WALKER rwalker@soundpublishing.com

If one word was needed to describe North Kitsap, it would be this: Experiences. As you visit here, think of a personal adventure. You can likely do it here: Explore the local coastline by kayak. Chill out at a local beach. Hike a forest trail. Learn about local lifeways over the centuries with visits to the Suquamish Museum, the Port Gamble Historical Museum, Point No Point Lighthouse, the Poulsbo Historical Museum and Martinson Cabin. Visit downtown Poulsbo and have an arts experience: See a play, hear poetry, meet an artist, create an artwork of your own. There is so much more. Visit North Kitsap

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EXPERIENCE

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and you’ll see why it’s a special place. Let this article be your guide.

HANSVILLE/POINT NO POINT Point No Point is as historic as it is beautiful. Known by the area’s First Peoples as Hahdskus, a treaty was signed here on Jan. 26, 1855 by representatives of the United States and Chimakum, S’Klallam and Skokomish leaders, clearing the way for nonNative settlement in this region. A monument commemorates the treaty signing. Point No Point Light Station, established in 1879, is a major attraction for residents and visitors, with its historic structures, long stretch of driftwood beach and a marsh that attracts migratory birds. The light station is owned by the U.S.

Coast Guard but is leased to Kitsap County for use as a park. The lighthouse keeper’s quarters are a duplex; one half is the headquarters of the U.S. Lighthouse Society, the other half is managed by the society as a vacation rental. Stop at the nearby Hansville Store for coffee, ice cream, sandwiches, soda or other refreshments. Those old buildings and cabins next door are reminders of the area’s fishing resort era, when families played, sunned and fished here. Hike the Hansville Greenway & Wildlife Corridor (http://www.kitsapgov.com/ parks/parks/Documents/HansvilleGrnwy_ Brochure.pdf). The greenway and corridor is a wildlife sanctuary and nature preserve. Bear Meadow, at the north end of Buck Lake, and its edges provide substantial forage for deer, and bear feed upon the plentiful blackberries.

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What happens in North Kitsap ALIVE AFTER 5

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CRUISE PORT GAMBLE

Evenings, May-September, Port Gamble Free

JUNE FAIRE

May 30-June 1, Port Gamble $5, 11 and under free http://www.junefaire.com

OLD MILL DAYS

July 4-6, Port Gamble $10 adult, $5 youth, children 5 and under free / www.oldmilldays.com

KINGSTON 4TH OF JULY

July 4, Kingston http://www.kingston4thofjuly.com

MUDDY PAWS

July 12-14, Port Gamble http://www.mudpack.org

KITSAP ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL

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Coyote and river otter have also been seen in the greenway. Nearby Foulweather Bluff is managed by the Nature Conservancy. It features forest, marsh and beach. Enjoy the quiet and listen to migratory birds. When you visit these sensitive places, remember to leave only footprints.

INDIANOLA Indianola’s most striking landmark is a curving, 900-foot pier, a reminder of the Mosquito Fleet ferries that connected this town to other Puget Sound communities until the 1950s. Today, the dock is a favorite place for fishing and taking in the sweeping views of the Sound, the distant Seattle skyline, Mount Rainier and the Olympics. Indianola is nestled amid forests and

beaches. The Indianola Waterfront and Woodland Preserve consists of 80 acres of mature mixed conifer forests and broadleaf forests crossed by a seasonal stream that meanders down to Miller Bay. The preserve includes public access to a low-bank beach on Puget Sound through a serene forested trail crossing over a tidal estuary. Bald eagles, Cooper’s hawks, ospreys, pileated woodpeckers, and violet-green swallows are among the many birds that call the preserve home.

CHIEF SEATTLE DAYS

While here, visit the Indianola Country Store and Deli, the only store in town. Check the community bulletin board for news of local goings-on.

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Third weekend in August Free http://www.suquamish.org/ ChiefSeattleDays.aspx

HANSVILLE RUMMAGE SALE

Aud. 9, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Aug. 10, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Free admission http://www.hansville.org

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transportation to and from Kingston’s ferry terminal, making Kingston the gateway to the Olympic Peninsula. Downtown Kingston is artsy and eclectic, with book stores, galleries, restaurants and a theater. The Firehouse Theater is one of the few independently owned theaters in Kitsap County. Mike Wallace Memorial Park at the Port of Kingston Marina is the site of the biggest community celebration — the Fourth of July concerts and fireworks show. Live music is performed in the park’s pavilion. Don’t miss the downtown Fourth of July parade. The Kingston Farmers Market takes place at Mike Wallace Park weekly April through October. North Beach is a popular place to walk. Village Green Community Park on West Kingston Road has a large lawn, tennis courts and play structure for children. Arness Park on South Kingston Road has views of Apple Tree Cove and the ferries. All told, there are seven county parks in Kingston. Visit Carpenter Creek Preserve, 14 acres of wetlands along Carpenter Creek including estuarine salt marsh at the mouth of the creek, about 3/4 of a mile west of the ferry landing. Carpenter Creek consists of critical salt marsh habitat and is an important salmon and cutthroat trout stream.

LITTLE BOSTON The Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe owns two prominent destinations in North Kitsap: The Point Casino and Event Center, and Heronswood nursery and botanical gardens. The Point (www.the-point-casino.com) is 52,000 square feet, with more than 600 machines. It features an event center, a lounge with music stage, an upscale restaurant and two casual dining venues. Entertainers who have performed on the Event Center stage include the Marshall Tucker Band, Smash Mouth, .38 Special, and Clint Black. The Point is also a showcase of S’Klallam art; brochures available at the front desk identify the works and the artists. The two welcome figures at the entrance were carved by S’Klallam artist Jimmy Price. Heronswood (www.heronswood.com) was founded by noted horticulturalist Dan Hinkley, then owned for several years by the Burpee Seed Co. The Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe bought Heronswood in 2012; employees and volunteers began restoring the gardens to

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their Hinkley-era condition, and Heronswood is now an event venue and horticultural learning center. The Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe government campus is worth visiting. The centerpiece of the campus is the House of Knowledge longhouse. In front of the longhouse is a veterans memorial. Nearby poles carved by S’Klallam artists honor past educators. Visit here in July when the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe is a host on the Canoe Journey; Northwest Coast Native canoes will stop here on their way to the final destination — Bella Bella, home of the Heiltsuk First Nation, in British Columbia. Each stop on the journey includes traditional foods, dances, songs and gifting. You can watch canoes arrive at Point Julia. The Tribe hosts a clambake on the beach, followed by dinner and traditional songs and dances in the longhouse.

PORT GAMBLE In 1853, San Francisco lumbermen Andrew Pope and William Talbot opened a mill here to meet the lumber needs of growing West Coast communities. Around the mill emerged a vibrant company town, with homes that resembled Pope and Talbot’s hometown of East Machias, Maine. Their workforce included men from East Machias, as well as S’Klallam men whose families were relocated across the bay to Point Julia after the mill opened. Today, the restored 1800s village on Hood Canal is a popular visitor destination and wedding venue. Hood Canal Pavilion and St. Paul’s Church are popular wedding venues. The Port Gamble General Store has been in operation since 1916, and the café is expanding to include a dinner restaurant, bar and deck seating. Also in the general store are the Sea and Shore Museum and the Port Gamble Historical Museum. The general store is stocked with local beer and wine, espresso, ice cream, snacks, housewares, cards, toys, gift items, souvenirs, T-shirts, sweatshirts and other merchandise. Stroll streets of green lawns, white picket fences and 1800s homes, many of them housing antique stores, boutiques and shops. Events are held here year-round; check the website for a calendar. This is also a good place from which to watch Northwest Coast Native canoes arrive at the S’Klallam reservation across the bay during the annual Canoe Journey in July.

SUQUAMISH The Suquamish Tribe is a major economic

force in Kitsap County. Its businesses include Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort, next to the Agate Pass Bridge, and White Horse Golf Course, which many golfers call one of the most challenging and fun courses they’ve played. White Horse’s clubhouse features a full-service restaurant specializing in Northwest dishes. Suquamish maintains cultural and historical sites that tell of the area’s indigenous history. The House of Awakened Culture, overlooking Agate Pass in Suquamish Village, is a gathering hall with architecture reminiscent of Old Man House, believed to have been the largest longhouse in what is now Washington state. Old Man House was the home of Si’ahl, or Seattle, and Kitsap, two Suquamish leaders of the mid-1800s who signed the Treaty of Point Elliott in 1855. Chief Seattle’s grave site is nearby and is a historic site. The Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort Hotel features older and contemporary Coast Salish art. Two traditional welcome figures stand at the entrance of the hotel. Hanging above the lobby is a canoe and depiction of a reef-net fishing scene created by noted Suquamish artist Ed Carriere. Outside, overlooking the pass, is a large story pole. The Suquamish Museum, on the corner of Suquamish Way and Division Street, features exhibits and events related to Suquamish culture and history. The museum has a gift store featuring items made by Suquamish artists. The Suquamish Farmers Market -Wednesdays, 3 to 7 p.m., April through October — is located on Suquamish Way across from the government offices. Vendors include local artisans, farms and Native and non-Native artists. Visit Suquamish during the annual Canoe Journey in July. The Tribe and the community host a public dinner — with salmon and shellfish — followed by cultural sharing in the House of Awakened Culture. Chief Seattle Days follows on the third weekend in August. Many of the same activities from the first Chief Seattle Days in 1911 are featured today: traditional salmon bake, baseball games, canoe races, drumming and dancing, and a memorial service honoring Chief Seattle at his gravesite in Suquamish. Other events have been added to the celebration, including a pow-wow, a parade, fun runs, craft and food vendor booths, and the Chief Seattle Days Youth Royalty Pageant.

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Clearwater & The Point offer diverse entertainment By RICHARD WALKER rwalker@soundpublishing.com

Stand on the expansive lawn at Clearwater Casino Resort and look out over Agate Passage. Breathe in the sea air and relax. Visit here in July or August and enjoy a free concert as part of the resort’s Performances on the Passage concert series. Walk through the hotel lobby and view outstanding displays of Coast Salish art by noted artists. Enjoy lunch or dinner – menu choices include Asian, American, and Native American – at one of four non-smoking restaurants. Restaurants range from buffet, deli, and sports lounge to the more elegant Cedar Steakhouse.

It’s obvious that Clearwater Casino Resort is not just about gaming. The resort is a gateway to dining, entertainment and cultural experiences. Clearwater Casino Resort, an enterprise of the Suquamish Tribe, is located on Highway 305 near the Agate Pass Bridge. It has four restaurants, a spa, a hotel with room views of Agate Pass, a gift store, and grounds that beckon the visitor outside for a salt air walk or to catch some sun.

The resort also offers stay and play packages at Suquamish’s White Horse Golf Club, designed by internationally renowned course designer Cynthia Dye McGarey. It’s a fun course and it’s beautiful. White Horse offers sweeping views of Puget Sound and the mountains. Your

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To learn more about Suquamish culture, visit the Suquamish Museum and Cultural Center in Suquamish Village. Set in a natural landscape of native plants, the 9,000-square-foot museum reflects the traditional longhouse architecture of the Coast Salish. The museum houses the Suquamish Tribe’s collections of artifacts, photographs and manuscripts. At the museum, pick up a walking trails map. You’ll want to visit the Old Man House village site on Agate Pass; this was the winter home of Chief Si’ahl, the leader of the Duwamish and Suquamish peoples in the mid-1800s and namesake of the City of Seattle. Chief Seattle’s gravesite is located at St. Peter’s Mission Cemetery, also known as Suquamish Cemetery. Chiefs Seattle and Kitsap are depicted in carved cedar house posts at the Suquamish Veterans Memorial. The House of Awakened Culture is a place where great events and gatherings are hosted, among them the annual Canoe Journey in July and the Chief Seattle Days Powwow in August. And, of course, there is gaming — and a wide range of gaming at that: Blackjack, craps, keno, pai gow, poker, roulette, and more than 1,200 video slot machines. Poker players can enter daily Texas Hold ’Em tournaments and Wednesday night poker tournaments. Response to Clearwater’s diverse entertainment offering has resulted in the need for expansion. In the first phase, expected to be completed by December 2014: the addition of 10,000 square feet of

meeting space and a 4,500-square-foot prefunction area, a new restaurant, remodeling of the Longhouse Buffet, a two-story building for support services and offices, and a walkway with elevator entrance to the casino from the resort.

masks. The welcome figures at the entrance to The Point were carved by S’Klallam artist Jimmy Price.

By May 2015, the plan calls for the addition of a 100-room, five-story hotel; all rooms will have a water view.

Besides the 600-plus video slots, guests can test their luck at 6-Deck Black Jack, Lucky Ladies Black Jack, Spanish Blackjack, Craps, Texas Hold 'em, and Emperor’s Challenge Pai Gow.

From Clearwater, drive straight on Suquamish Way 10 miles and you end up at The Point Casino and Event Center, owned by the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe. The Point is 52,000 square feet, with more than 600 machines. It features an event center, the upscale Little Boston Bistro and two casual dining venues, a cigar lounge, a lounge with a music stage, and a gift shop. An important feature: An interior air filtering system that renders the air smokefree. As the north end’s only majorentertainment venue, The Point Event Center has attracted national headliners. Among them: The Marshall Tucker Band (“Heard It In a Love Song”), Smash Mouth (“All Star”), .38 Special (“Hold On Loosely”), and Clint Black (“Killin’ Time”). The comedian Gallagher included The Point in his final tour. The Point is a showcase of S’Klallam art; brochures available at the front desk identify the works and the artists. Among the pieces: A display of paddles behind the cashier’s cage, large carved panels in the fine dining area, baskets and cedar mats, drums and

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Two of The Point’s dining venues are named for landmarks: Little Boston Bistro and Point Julia Deli.

The Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe may build a 100-room hotel next to the casino. Meanwhile, The Point has overnightaccommodation packages with the Guest House Inn and The Poulsbo Inn, both 10 miles away in Poulsbo. The Point is also close to important S’Klallam sites, such as Heronswood, the famous botanical gardens purchased by the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe in 2012; and Point No Point, which has an expansive beach, a historic lighthouse, and migratory bird habitat. Representatives of the U.S. and the S’Klallam signed the Treaty of Point No Point here in 1855; a monument marks the place. Find out more online at: Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort 15347 Suquamish Way NE Suquamish, WA 98392 www.clearwatercasino.com The Point Casino and Event Center 7989 Salish Lane NE (at Hansville Road NE) Kingston, WA. 98346 www.the-point-casino.com

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KEYPORT — At first glance, Keyport is a quiet little town at the edge of Liberty Bay. A second look bears a working naval base. But Keyport deserves more than a quick look-over, or pass through. This little town is a place where locals say “hi” on the street, take things a little easy, and slow to the pace of a small town stroll. While many communities like to boast that they carry

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a small-town vibe. Keyport doesn’t have to make any such announcement. It’s living proof. Keyport is anchored by Naval base Kitsap-Keyport, which blasts the national anthem over loudspeakers every morning at 8 a.m. for all the town’s 554 residents to hear. Once upon a time, Keyport was home to 2,000 civilians and 800 military personnel during World War II. Today, it is home to one of the Navy’s two undersea warfare engineering stations; the other is in Newport, R.I. A Naval Undersea Museum is also a part of Keyport, one of the Navy’s 14 official museums. It features a variety of submersible crafts from the Cold-War era. The military history of the area laid the foundation for many of its non-naval residents and veterans to settle there. The community makes special observances for Pearl Harbor veterans each year, and youth activities are regularly planned at the naval museum. The town has its own July 4th parade that locals note has more participants than spectators. Another local event is Keyport Fest; which happens on years when residents can pull it together. The fest is family centered. In the past it has featured live music, games for children, a classic car show, vendor booths, a fishing derby and ice cream from the Keyport Mercantile. The mercantile could be said to be the hub of the community, where locals gather to check in with one another and share a little gossip. With coffee, a deli, sandwiches and root beer floats, it’s an inviting atmosphere to pull up a chair and chat. The shop is owned by Jackie and Tom Lewis, along with four other local couples. They also own the Grandview Gardens Bed & Breakfast down the street. With views of the bay and the Olympic Mountains, set against the quiet nature of the small town, it

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the bed and breakfast makes for a romantic getaway, if not a relaxing break from urban life. A short walk down the road is the town’s own port. The humble facility was recently remodeled and updated with new pilings. It offers a boat launch, 14 private slips and five 50-foot guest slips. Situated at the mouth of Liberty Bay, with a naval base, boating is big part of Keyport. The town is a stop on the Kitsap Peninsula Water Trail, frequented by kayakers, paddlers and paddle boarders. And it’s a great rest stop during the annual Paddle Kitsap which takes kayakers from neighboring Silverdale to Poulsbo. The port makes a convenient stopping point for cruising boaters, as well. Information on the port can be found on the Keyport Improvement Club’s website, www.keyport98345.com. The club serves as the community’s rally squad, organizing coffee meet-ups at the mercantile, potlucks, the 4th of July parade, senior meals, garage sales and more. The club also raises money through its annual pancake breakfast and the parade to assist area families at Christmas who are down on their luck. Any guide to Keyport would be remiss not to mention one of its staple watering holes, the Whiskey Creek Steakhouse. Named after a nearby tributary to Liberty Bay, the steakhouse has been VISIT OUR NEW MARINA NOW OFFERING: a fixture of Keyport life for • Beautiful new concrete slips more than 20 years and • 250 feet of moorage for transients (five 50-foot slips) has attracted its fair share • Free power and water available at all slips • 4 hours free moorage of visitors. The restaurant • Over 4 hours stay, $10/day for under 25 feet, $15/day 25 feet and over recently moved — but not • Internet café and WiFi available at the Mercantile far — and still has its old• Boat launch ramp fashioned feel. It is now run by the Trunnell family, who WALKING DISTANCE TO: have lived locally for more • 6 blocks to Naval Undersea Museum than 35 years. • 3 blocks to Post Office

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POULSBO By RICHARD D. OXLEY roxley@soundpublishing.com

The founders of Poulsbo brought with them more than their ingenuity and skills for fishing and boat-making. They brought with them their culture from the old world, particularly Norway where many of the town’s original inhabitants came from. That culture stuck, and is reflected in the architecture and style of the downtown, bearing the heavy ambiance of a small Norwegian town. Today, Poulsbo is much more diverse than its initial Norwegian push onto the shores of Liberty Bay. But locals, many without Norwegian ancestry, embrace the love for Vikings, lutefisk and more. For

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this stretch of the Liberty Bay shoreline, Norway is now as much of the landscape as is the waterways and mountain views. So brush up on a little Norwegian. “Hei kompis” is a good start. “Skål” is another. And enjoy a sense of the old country.

DOWNTOWN Front Street is the core of downtown Poulsbo. Many of the original structures from the height of Poulsbo’s shipbuilding and fishing era still stand, but now house shops, galleries, cafes and restaurants. A walk through downtown Poulsbo is perhaps the best way to introduce yourself to the town, with a cup of coffee or tea, lunch or dinner at a local restaurant, and visit to any number of unique shops and markets.

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What happens in Poulsbo MAY 16-18 Viking Fest

The 43rd annual festival, originally created to honor Norway’s Constitution Day, Viking Fest is an annual tradition celebrating the city’s heritage. Count on Vikings cavorting down Front Street, an authentic Viking Village and entertainment at the Kvelstad Pavilion and Sons of Norway. Food booths and crafts will be at Waterfront Park and Anderson Parkway. www.vikingfest.org

JUNE 21 Midsummer Fest

Join in a Scandinavian tradition of celebrating the Summer Solstice from 4-6 p.m. at Poulsbo’s Waterfront Park. Event features folk dancing, games, decorating and raising the Midsummer pole, food and more. At 8 p.m., the Viking Parade, lighting of the bonfire and Midsummer proclamation by Sons of Norway Vikings takes place. (360) 779-5209

JULY 3 Fireworks on the Fjord

Celebrating Independence Day a day early has been a Poulsbo tradition that keeps getting better every year. The evening concludes with a spectacular fireworks display on Liberty Bay.

and natural attractions the area offers. Poulsbo’s Parks & Recreation website has a complete list of parks and features.

VISIT Poulsbo is easily accessed by road via Highway 3 and Highway 305 making it a convenient stop after hopping a ferry to Bainbridge Island or Bremerton. But Liberty Bay offers another grand method of visiting the old town. The Port of Poulsbo operates a marina with a fuel dock, pump out, and 130 guest slips for visiting boaters. The guest marina places visitors in the heart of downtown. In addition to boaters, cruise ships have recently discovered Poulsbo as a destination popular with their patrons.

FESTIVALS If there is one activity that Poulsbohemians truly enjoy, it’s having a party. Festivals are a common occurrence in town, the largest being Viking Fest in May which takes over downtown Poulsbo and the waterfront. The festival boasts a carnival, Viking village, live entertainment, contests including a paddle board races and lutefisk eating competitions, all making for the area’s largest and most festive draw of the year. But it is only one of the many celebrations held in town throughout the year.

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FIRST WEEKEND IN JULY North Kitsap Relay for Life Teams of 8 to 15 walkers from businesses, churches, schools, organizations, families and neighborhoods join with cancer survivors (the honored guests) and their families for the 24-hour relay. (800) 729-3880 or northkitsaprelay.org

AUG. 16-18 Poulsbo Arts Festival

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MIDSUMMER FEST June: Celebrating the Summer Solstice, Scandinavian style from 4 to 6 p.m. at Poulsbo’s Waterfront Park. Common features are folk dancing, games and the raising of the midsummer pole.

JULY 3RD Poulsbo patriotism is so enthusiastic, the town can’t wait to celebrate the nation’s holiday, so it holds a celebration one day early. A grand fireworks display lights up the night sky over Liberty Bay.

POULSBO ARTS FESTIVAL Held on the third weekend in August, the Poulsbo Arts Festival is more than two decades old and keep getting better. A juried art competition centers the event that also includes a children’s arts corner, jewelry, metal, ceramic, wood, and fabric arts.

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HALLOWEEN Downtown Poulsbo shuts down traffic on Oct. 31 and opens the street to ghouls, ghosts, monsters and more. Families trick or treat from shop to shop, neighbors chit chat, and locals show off their crafty costume skills.

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18928 Front St. • Downtown Poulsbo www.tizleys.com • (360) 394-0080

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Unique • Local • Adventure

Not Your Ordinary Pet Store!

Authentic Italian Cuisine Dinner for Two - Only $55 Sunday-Thursday

For Pets & Pet Lovers...

Happy Hour

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Upstairs Bar 4:00-6:00 daily

Voted #1 BEST PET SHOP in North Kitsap 2013 Poulsbo • Front Street • (360) 930-0361 www.BoomersPetBoutique.com

– Private Party Space for up to 50 people –

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Open Daily • 18830 Front St. • Downtown Poulsbo 360-697-8466 • www.sogno-di-vino.com

The Nordic Maid

Creating Memories Together...

Scandinavian Specialties & Fine European Gifts

Unique custom jewelry to last forever.

• Scandinavian-themed Art • Music • Books • Sweaters Jewelry • Linens • Novelty Shirts & More Voted #1 Best Jeweler in North Kitsap 2009 - 2013

18954-C Front St. • Downtown Poulsbo • 360-779-9863

18946 Front Street • Downtown Poulsbo 360-779-3322 • www.blueheronjewelry.com

www.nordicmaid.com

Our International Grocery Store Celebrating our 16th Year!

Serving Poulsbo, Boaters and the World! • 600+ Beer Selection • European cheeses & crackers • Lutefisk • European candies • Fresh fruits & vegetables

Sheila’s Port Side Restaurant & Bar

European, Scandinavian & Dutch Specialty Foods 18882 Front Street • Downtown Poulsbo (360) 779-8430 www.marinamarket.com

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Voted Best Breakfast in North Kitsap! 2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011

18779 Front St Downtown Poulsbo on the Waterfront

360-779-2997 • www.sheilasportside.com

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Shop • Eat • Play Antiques & Collectibles 25 Vendors with Unique Treasures – Jim Shore Disney Collectibles –

Quality Handmade & New Clothing & Accessories 18850 Front Street NE email: eveningswgatsby@aol.com Poulsbo Open 7 Days a Week

Since 1994

Open Daily

18911 Front St • Downtown Poulsbo • (360) 697-1902

Best Local Beer Line-up & Fresh Cask A Family Friendly pub Follow us on Check website for events

Quality Footwear, Apparel & Accessories for the Whole Family

HARE & HOUNDS

Frye • Patagonia • prAna • Smartwool • The Northface • UGG • Keen • Merrell • Eric Michael • Clarks & more

18924 Front St NE • Downtown Poulsbo 360-697-7463 facebook.com/indigoplum

PUBLIC HOUSE

Corner of Jensen & Front St. • Downtown Poulsbo (360) 440-9583 • www.harenhoundspub.com

Best Kitchen Shop in Kitsap!

Maple Grove Cottage

• Specialty baking items • Hard to find kitchen gadgets • Gourmet foods & cookie cutters • Krumkake irons & Lefse grills

Designer Resale One-of-a-Kind Vintage 360-598-9940 18804 Front St Poulsbo

Kitchen Karousel Open Daily • Downtown Poulsbo www.kitchenkarousel.com

Online Store

parisarchivescouture.com

360-697-4006

Formerly

“MICHELE TRANSFORMED MY SHACK TO CHIC” – KKC

WE ARE HERE TO SERVE YOU!

(360) 689-4156 18820 Front St., Suite 210 • Poulsbo

www.micheleinteriors.com

Best The

Of North Kitsap 2010-2011

Michele Doyle, Interior Designer

Look for our new Company Launch as MD Design Group this spring! Same company, same values, new look...

Residential I Commercial I New Construction I Remodel | Refresh

Check out the Facebook page for Historic Downtown Poulsbo and find out what fun events are going on today! Monthly Art Walk, Live Music, Free Game Night, Trivia Time, weekly Norwegian Lunch Buffet, First Sunday Breakfast, Girls Night Out, Wine Walk and more. Find out what’s happening this week.

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Boatworks Gallery 18830 Front St. 360-930-0756

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AUGUST Touch a Truck

A family fun-filled event in Poulsbo Village. Kids get to explore a variety of vehicles, fire trucks, police cars, tow and dump trucks, cement mixers and many more. (360) 779-6447 Classic Yacht Rendezvous: The Port of Poulsbo guest dock is the ideal setting for this gathering of more than 30 beautiful classic yachts hosted by the Classic Yacht Association. (360) 297-3281, jjaco98342@aol.com or www.classicyacht.org

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www.libertybaygallery.com

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OCT. 12 Poulsbo Marathon

www.poulsbomarathon.com A marathon, half-marathon, relay, 10K and kids’s events early in October. The event, which started in 2010, draws hundreds of people. The marathon and half-marathon courses are USATF sanctioned and certified and runners can gain entry for the Boston or NYC marathons with qualifying times.

THIRD SATURDAY IN OCTOBER Lutefisk and Lefse Dinner

18881 Front St. NE 360-598-6133

18937 Front St. NE 360-697-4470

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The First Lutheran Church annual Lutefisk and Lefse Dinner from 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. features more than 2,000 pounds of lutefisk and lefse. (360) 779-2622 or www.poulsbolutefisk.com

OCTOBER 31 Downtown Halloween

Kids are invited to wear costumes and trick or treat in downtown Poulsbo. www.poulsbochamber.com

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JULEFEST December: Held on the Winter Solstice, Julefest adds to the seasonal festive feel of the area, Norwegian-style. A Scandinavian arts and crafts bazaar runs throughout the day, while folk dancing, singing and horse and wagon rides continue in town. Miss Poulsbo lights the Christmas tree at Waterfront Park, and Vikings are sure to bee seen. The night concludes with a massive bonfire at Waterfront Park. The Sons of Norway Queen is escorted through the park by a horde of Vikings, each carrying a torch. The Vikings make calls on their horns, tell of their enemies the frost giants, before the queen lights the bonfire to reignite the sun. The days in Poulsbo then get longer and longer until the Summer Solstice in June. Helpful links: www.portofpoulsbo.com, www.historicdowntownpoulsbo.com, www. cityofpoulsbo.com/parks/parks.htm, www. cafnw.org, www.poulsbosonsofnorway.com, www.poulsbochamber.com.

Putting children center stage since 2000 • Summer Drama Camps • Spring & Fall Musical Productions

www.kcmt.org

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Poulsbo Athletic club Open 7 days a week • M-F 5am-10pm Sat 7:30am-5:30pm • Sun 8am - 2pm

360.779.3285 • 19611 7th Ave Ne • Poulsbo

(Next to Central Market)

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POULSBO VILLAGE NORTH KITSAP’S SHOPPING CENTER SPECIALTY SHOPS | RESTAURANTS | GROCERY | SERVICES | LOTS OF PARKING!

Voted North Kitsap’s Best Lunch Vegetarian Restaurant for 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013

THE SPORT HAUS Specialists in running shoes... we make happy feet!

Running Walking Baseball

Soccer Tennis Football

Basketball Volleyball Lacrosse

An Authentic Taste of Vietnam

PHO (Vietnamese Noodle Soup)

Spring & EggRolls • Stir Fried Egg or Rice Noodles • Vermicelli Noodle Bowl

Poulsbo Village Shopping Center

Rice Platters • Fried Rice • Bubble Tea

(360) 697-2311

360.394.1601

Mon-Sat 10:30am-9pm • Sun Closed • (Poulsbo Village) 7th Ave NE

Mon-Fri 9:30am-7:00pm • Sat 9:30-6:00pm

Dance & Performing Arts Ballet • Pointe • Jazz Modern • Tap Hip-Hop • Lyrical Acting • Voice Wedding Choreography

360-779-1122 www.gallettadance.com

Sr. Company Member Becky Darrow

19351 8th Ave NE, Suite 100 Poulsbo WA, 98370

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Salon & Spa

Poulsbo Athletic club

Voted #1 Salon in North Kitsap for the past 6 years!

Open 7 days a week • M-F 5am-10pm Sat 7:30am-5:30pm • Sun 8am - 2pm

360.779.3285 • 19611 7th Ave Ne • Poulsbo www.poulsboathletic.com (located behind RiteAid & Albertsons)

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Keyport: A gem of a small town These days, it seems nearly every community touts itself as a true small town. The notion is perhaps delivered despite any number of strip malls or high traffic crossed on a daily basis. Yet there remains a handful of locales that hold true to the small town vibe. Kitsap is home to a few, and Keyport is certainly a prime example. No one is certain how old the town is, though residents know that it is more than 100 years old. Modern life has crept up to its edges, but it remains much the same today as it has been for generations; with the sound of the water, birds, boats, and a neighborly "Hello." Lining the shores at the gateway to Liberty Bay, on the water trail to Poulsbo (a kayaker's delight), Keyport is home to approximately 554 residents, a small port (a single dock), and a naval base, among other attractions. Named after Keyport, N.J., it has also been referred to as "Torpedo Town," as a nod to its naval base — a sub-base of Naval Base Kitsap— that dates back to the pre-World War I era. Keyport residents awake each morning

at 8 a.m. to the National Anthem, played over loudspeakers on the base. The entire town can hear it, including the Grandview Gardens Bed & Breakfast on the shore. The B&B is a 1920s era craftsman-style home on the waterfront. From there, neighbors greet the day, and a cup of coffee, at the Keyport Mercantile and

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POULSBO VILLAGE NORTH KITSAP’S SHOPPING CENTER

SPECIALTY SHOPS | RESTAURANTS | GROCERY | SERVICES | LOTS OF PARKING!

Albertson’s Allen’s Cleaners A New Beginning Bebe Nails Burger King Chung’s Teriyaki Cleaver Construction Coast Do It Best Hardware Cobbler Shoppe Cut it Again Sam Dahlquist’s Fine Jewelry Defensive Driving School

Dollar Tree Domino’s Pizza Edward Jones Investments El Huarache Restaurant Elmer’s Restaurant Gallery of Hair Design Golden Lion Restaurant Harrison’s Comfort Footwear Island Hammer LLC Liberty Tax Service North Kitsap Herald Olympic Wine Shop

Papa Murphy’s Pizza Peninsula Outfitters Pho T&N Restaurant Poulsbo Animal Clinic Poulsbo Village Chiropractic Richie’s Burger Urge Rite Aid Sport Haus Sprint Store Starbucks Coffee Superior Pet Foods Sound Publishing Sound Classified

Sunrise Dental The Galletta School of Dance The New You The UPS Store The Wild Bird Top Flite Financial Toys Etc. Ultimate Performance Rehabilitation and Wellness Village Laundromat Woodwork Tattoo

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five guest slips for visiting boaters. Another attraction for visitors is the Naval Undersea Museum — open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — one of 14 official naval museums in the nation. With activities and displays, recreations of submarine control rooms, and more, one can spend an entire afternoon at the museum alone. Exhibits include a Confederate mine that was captured in 1864 after the battle of Mobile Bay; a Howell torpedo manufactured in 1890; the sail of the USS Sturgeon (SSN 637); the Trieste II (DSV-I), a deep-submergence vehicle which descended to 20,000 feet; the Deep Quest, the Navy’s research submersible which explored the ocean to a depth of 8,000 feet; and one of the two dome-shaped caps from the Navy's Sealab undersea habitats.

Admission to the museum is free. The museum's website, www. navalunderseamuseum.org, has more information. An evening isn't complete without a night out at the Whiskey Creek Steakhouse. The restaurant has quite a story itself. After spending 20 years in town, the restaurant moved across the street, and was featured on the Food Network's "Restaurant: Impossible" in 2012. The steakhouse converted to an updated ambiance; stuffed deer and moose heads were replaced with simpler decor. But it turned out that locals liked the steakhouse the way it was, before the televised makeover. Enter John and Brandy Trunnell. The husband and wife met years ago, when they were a cook and a waitress, respectively, at Whiskey Creek. CONTINUED ON PAGE

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Get to know

Jensen Way Poulsbo Breakfast & Lunch Goodness from Scratch

Mon-Fri 8-4, Sat 9-4 Dine In • Dine Outside • Take-Out Dinner Delights to go & Catering

Jak’s Cafe & Espresso

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Best Values. Best Selection. Best Service.

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Our Family is Committed to Yours Visit today to learn about the many benefits of living at Montclair Park We offer a wide range of services from independent living, assisted living and memory care. Whether you are looking for a new place to call home or you have a loved one who requires a little extra care such as dressing, bathing and medication management, Montclair Park Senior Living is committed to helping you and your family find the right fit. Veteran’s Benefits If you are a wartime veteran or the surviving spouse of a veteran and are in need of assisted living, you may be entitled to a significant monthly income, ranging from $1,056-$1,949 per month from the Veterans Administration.

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All Styles & Cuts Hot Towels & Shaves Open Seven Days A Week!

Pool Table • Internet Access Free Coffee • Game Station and Pac-Man

Silverdale • 9985 Silverdale Way

(Next to Arby’s & Bank of America) • 360-692-8030

Port Orchard • 1948 SE Lund #109

Our Furry Friends will Greet you at the door...

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They married, had a family, and returned to buy the restaurant in 2013. The couple returned it to its former glory. Across the street is the town's Mexican restaurant, Los Corales, which hosts local jazz sensation Mark Lewis each Friday night. Lewis performs with a guest musician each week. When a visit to Kitsap calls for a slower pace, and neighborly feel. Keyport may just do the trick. The town holds a variety of seasonal events, including Keyport Days at the end of summer; a family-friendly festival. The community's improvement club, found online at www. keyport98345.com, often organizes such events.

Thrift Shop • Salons Cafe • Insurance Photography Financial Men • Women • Kids • Cuts • Color • Packages

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Viking Ave. Junction Taqueria Los Cazadores

Caffe Cocina

James Lumber/ACE Hardware 2 Brothers Deli

Rumple New Skins

Finn Hill

B’s Fabric Fun & Sewing

Viking Ave

Fish Park

Martinson House Landmark

Sound Brewery

Poulsbo Mercantile

Cenex/CHS

BOND ROAD Salon Organics

Viking Ave.

Sound Naturopathic Clinic

JUNCTION

STOP AT VIKING JUNCTION FOR ALL YOUR SHOPPING NEEDS...

New & Used

B’s Fabric Fun & Sewing Your Sewing Room Away from Home!

We offer a wide selection of cotton fabrics, sewing notions and classes for all. Your Local Tin Lizzie Dealer and Service Center

360-930-8210

19467 Viking Way • Poulsbo M-Sat 10AM - 5PM • Sun 11 - 4PM

Stop by our tasting room for a Beer or a sampler!

Children’s Clothing • Maternity • Toys Furniture & Accessories

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Open: M-F 9:30am-5:00pm • Sat 10am-4pm

697-2464 19470 Viking Ave Suite 201, Poulsbo Voted “BEST MEXICAN FOOD”

Taqueria los Cazadores Enchiladas • Tortas • Carne Asada • Tacos & Burritos • And More

Tasting Room Hours: Mon-Fri: 2:00-9:00pm Sat: Noon til 9:00pm Sundays: Noon til 7:00pm 650 NW Bovela Ln, Suite #3, Poulsbo, WA 98370 360.930.8696 • www.soundbrewery.com

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Viking Ave. JUNCTION

Kitsap County’s Best Hideaway Deli! Freshly-made tasty lunches and dinners • Specialty Pizzas • Gourmet Hot and Cold Sandwiches • Famous Philly Sandwiches • Custom Burgers and Fries • Selection of Local Beers

Take-out and Delivery • Open 7 Days a Week Like us

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Color Samples Try before you buy!

Now available in our New Paint Department - Valspar Optimus, Clark & Kensington, and Aspire Exclusive to ACE only.

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19801 Viking Ave. NW • Poulsbo, WA 98370-8339 • (360) 779-5571

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Caffe Cocina Coffee House • Drive-thru Service • Newly Expanded Seating Area • Premium Coffee by Zoka Coffee Roaster and Tea Co. • Smoothies, Frappucinos, Specialty Foods, Local Beers & Wine, Free WiFi Monday through Friday 5:30 am to 7:00 pm Saturday and Sunday 7:00am to 6:00 pm

580 NW Finn Hill Rd. 360-697-2004

Where beauty comes naturally!

Poulsbo Mercantile Vendors & Consignment

Salon Organics

Non-toxic Products • Haircut & Style • Men, Women and Children

35 Vendors • Antiques • Local Artisans Furniture • Native American Art

360-930-8709 • 20530-C Viking Way • Poulsbo Mon.-Sat 10-6, Sun 11-5

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Sound Naturopathic Clinic Family Practice

FARM, HOME & GARDEN STORE Petroleum • Feed • Seed • Fertilizer • Chemicals

Areas of specialization:

• Fatigue • Women’s & Men’s Health • Pediatrics • Pain Management

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The U.S. Navy is anchored firmly on the peninsula By KEVAN MOORE kmoore@soundpublishing.com

The Navy has a presence in just about every which way you turn here in Kitsap County. Naval Base Kitsap, formed in 2004 with the consolidation of Naval Submarine Base Bangor, the Naval Undersea Warfare Center at Keyport and Naval Station Bremerton, is the largest naval installation in the Pacific Northwest. This area is also home to Naval Hospital Bremerton. With three separate bases and 64 commands – each with its own distinct Navy mission – Naval Base Kitsap is also the third largest concentration of Navy commands in the United States. The Navy's local presence dates back to 1891 with the purchase of 190 acres of wilderness for Naval Station Puget Sound in Bremerton. The first dry dock of what is now Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS&IMF) was completed in 1896 in time to support the Spanish-American War in 1898.

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During World War I, the shipyard constructed many new ships including 25 sub-chasers, two minesweepers, seven ocean-going tugs, two ammunition ships and thousands of small boats. Between 1920 and 1940, the shipyard improved its capabilities, which enabled it to serve a key role repairing battle damaged ships of our fleet and Allies during World War II. Today, PSNS resides on almost 180 acres of property bordered on the south by Sinclair Inlet, on the west by Naval Station Bremerton, and on the north and east perimeters by the city of Bremerton. It is a $1.5 billion ship maintenance, modernization and repair facility. The depth of skill and experience inherent in the shipyard’s highly trained work force pays dividends to the fleet as they maintain the fleet throughout the world. PSNS is focused on providing quality, timely and cost efficient maintenance, modernization, and technical and logistic support to the Navy. Production workers are busily engaged with ship and submarine inactivation and recycling, maintenance, modernization and repair activities.

PSNS & IMF now takes up 179 acres and maintains, modernizes and repairs all ships and submarines of the fleet, concentrating on nuclear propelled vessels at its five dry docks and five piers. About 11,000 civilians contribute to this critical mission that provides the economic anchor to city of Bremerton. Naval Base Kitsap Bremerton is home to the USS John C. Stennis aircraft carrier. In 2012, the USS Ronald Reagan also showed up for one year's worth of maintenance. Naval Base Kitsap Bangor is the only base to homeport all three types of submarines in the U.S. Navy fleet. It is home to the Navy's West Coast center of excellence for nine Trident submarines, two Ohio-class guided-missile submarines, two fast-attack submarines and the USS Jimmy Carter. Bangor also trains submariners at Trident Training Facility, repairing Tridents at the Intermediate Maintenance Facility and storing, maintaining and delivering the Trident missile system to submarines through Strategic Weapons Facility, Pacific. Covering more than 7,000 acres, Naval Base Kitsap Bangor, located near

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Silverdale, is a balance of untouched forestland, award winning operational and administrative facilities, and attractive service and housing areas, bordered by beautiful mountain ranges and the pristine waters of Hood Canal. From World War II through both the Korean and Vietnam conflicts, until January 1973, Bangor served as an ammunition depot responsible for receiving, storing, shipping and disposing of conventional munitions. The Navy announced the selection of Bangor as the home port for the first squadron of Trident Submarines in 1973. On Feb. 1, 1977, Naval Submarine Base Bangor, was officially activated. Sub Base Bangor supports the Trident submarine and its associated systems which are quieter, faster, larger and more powerful than any other submarine in the U.S. Navy. Sub Base Bangor is the home port for nine submarines and also host to more than 60 tenant commands, most of which directly support the Trident submarine and its systems. Naval Base Kitsap Keyport, home to one of two divisions of Naval Sea Systems Command, is home to the Undersea Warfare Division, which supports all fleet undersea warfare systems as well as developing and implementing new technologies. It also maintains undersea test, training and evaluation ranges throughout Puget Sound and the Pacific Northwest.

Naval Hospital Bremerton campus is located just off of Highway 3 between Naval Station Bremerton and the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, and Naval Submarine Base Bangor. As an integral part of Tricare Northwest Region 11, the hospital’s staff, in partnership with Health Net Federal Services, administers professional care to approximately 56,000 eligible military families residing within its area of responsibility. The center is adjacent to the original seven-story structure, providing one-stop service and convenience for outpatient visitors.

includes a drive-through satellite pharmacy for prescription refill pickups, a staff gym, Bachelor Enlisted Quarters, an optical shop, engineering buildings and Fleet Hospital Bremerton’s deployable medical systems tent structure training site. Those that are looking to learn more about U.S. Navy history and the Navy's presence here in Kitsap County can visit two local museums free of charge. The Puget Sound Navy Museum in downtown Bremerton and the Naval Undersea Museum in Keyport form Navy Museums Northwest, a unit of the Naval History and Heritage Command with headquarters in Washington, D.C. The Puget Sound Navy Museum in Bremerton is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays. It is closed on Tuesdays from October to April. The Naval Undersea Museum is open everyday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., May through September. From October through April it is closed on Tuesdays, but open every other day of the week from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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With a new marketing plan and lots of great reviews, the Bremerton Marina has become one of the most popular marinas in Puget Sound. On summer weekends, the marina is often at full occupancy and offers boaters a variety of convenient places to walk, shop, eat and enjoy life on the water. National publications have called the Bremerton Marina the premiere boating center of Puget Sound. The state-of-the-art marina offers 220 permanent slips available on a month-to-month basis, as well as room for 80 to 100 visiting boaters. Many boaters may choose to make Bremerton their “home away from home” while other just visit for the weekend to enjoy one of the many festivals and events that take place on the waterfront. The marina is conveniently location next to the Washington State Ferry for an easy commute to Seattle.

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• Affordable dockage in a new state-of-theart marina; permanent and guest moorage available; ample free parking for tenants; the Washington State Ferry dock nearby (including the ferry to Seattle);

• It’s centrally located in the heart of a revitalized downtown which houses the Pyrex Glass Museum, other art galleries, a place to make your own pottery and the Sunday Uptown Market Place, an indoor-outdoor flea market at 816 Pacific Ave.

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From the marina you are just a short walk from many interesting experiences. The Puget Sound Naval Shipyard with its “mothball” fleet of decommissioned Navy vessels, the newly accredited Puget Sound Navy Museum, Kitsap County Historical Museum and the USS Turner Joy, a decommissioned destroyer you can board and explore. Children of all ages will find the Aurora Valentinetti Puppet Museum delightful. Visit the many galleries in the downtown arts district and then enjoy a meal at one of the many restaurants. Or take a stroll the boardwalk located on the waterfront. Golf is close by at one of the nation’s premier golf courses, the challenging 36 hole Gold Mountain Municipal course.

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Fleet ferry Carlisle II that runs between Bremerton and Port Orchard to continue your explorations. And there’s always the option of making the marina your permanent home away from home. Bob Kuha a real estate investor lives in the Bremerton marina on a boat he’s rented for two years. “I tell you, everything I ever dreamt of came true,” Kuha said of living aboard. “I can walk to Seattle; I can walk to the airport.” And by walk, Kuha means he can hop aboard another ferry and easily access another mode of transportation without ever having to get into his car. He estimates that he travels in his car 25 miles each week for work, if that. His girlfriend lives just up the dock in the Bremerton condos that overlook the marina. Kuha speaks with passion and a big smile when he considers his surroundings in the marina.

Events on the waterfronts in Bremerton and Port Orchard plus downtown Bremerton, including the Kitsap Car Cruz, seagull calling events, vendor booths, food and live entertainment. “Rock the Dock” music series outdoors every Friday evening throughout the summer beginning at 5 p.m. Listen to local bands and musicians while enjoying food and drinks on the Bremerton waterfront.

“This is beautiful,” he gestures with his hands, pointing to the Manette bridge that is just partially blocked by the retired naval ship, USS Turner Joy.

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“It’s like Hollywood at night,” he said of the lights that illuminate the marina. The scenery isn’t the only thing he loves about his slip spot. In the wintertime, Kuha watches otters climb onto the marina walkways to take off running for a big slide into the water. He’s also made friends with the seagulls.

On National Marina Day the Bremerton Marina will open its doors to the public to show off the boating lifestyle and encourage non-boaters to get out on the water. This fun and event filled day will feature Chip Hanauer as the Master of Ceremonies. Chip is a racing legend and is one of most successful unlimited hydroplane racers in history.He won a record 11 American Power Boat Association (APBA) Gold Cups and drove one of the most famous boats in history, the Miss Budweiser.

Although the marina wildlife keeps Kuha entertained, he said the calm of the water is what keeps him right where he is. “It’s peaceful,” says Kuha. “I’m gonna live in the marina the rest of my life. Life is good in the marina.” Here are some of the event that marina residents and visitors can enjoy: MAY 66th Annual Armed Forces Day parade Saturday, May 17 This is the longest running parade in the country. Don’t miss this fantastic patriotic event either by participating in the parade or bringing your chairs to watch along the parade route. Honor our men and women who have served and are currently serving our country by joining in the festivities. Kitsap Harbor Festival, Friday, May 24 to

Sunday, May 26

Chip and numerous other speakers will talk about the importance of our heritage as a seagoing community and the importance of water related businesses and recreational activities. The marina is offering two for one moorage rates on the nights of June 13 and 14 to encourage boaters to explore the town in addition to taking in all the activities. Highlights Include: Tours of high tech police and military boats, guest speaker Mark Bunzel, editor of the Waggoner Cruising Guide, will talk about cruising in Puget Sound, boating classes taught by the Bremerton Sail and Power Squadron, live music, beer garden

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on the docks, complimentary boat safety inspections, boat show featuring premium new and used vessels, kids’ marine live touch tank, life jacket loaner program, special menus and discounts by local restaurants and a Navy Deep Sea Diving Exhibition. JULY Fireworks on the Fourth of July on Friday, July 4 Bring the whole family and watch the spectacular fireworks display. You can enjoy the show from the Bremerton Breakwater Park or take the foot ferry across to Port Orchard. Bremerton Brew Festival, Saturday, July 12, noon to 7:30 p.m. Reserve your slip now for downtown Bremerton’s 4th Annual Summer Brewfest. Many local and Seattle area breweries will be participating in this exciting event sanctioned by the Washington Beer Commission. AUGUST Classic Yachts, Friday, Aug. 15 to Sunday, Aug. 17. Tour Classic Yachts at no cost. Enjoy the Bremerton waterfront, stroll the docks and visit beautiful classic yachts. Blackberry Festival, Friday, Aug. 29 to Monday, Sept. 1 This is the infamous Blackberry Festival over the Labor Day Weekend on the Bremerton waterfront. Vendor booths, live entertainment and much more fun for the whole family. For a list of events go to blackberryfestival.org. OCTOBER Haunted Ship, Friday, Oct. 25 to Thursday, Oct. 31. Plan on having the wits scared out of you at this year’s USS Turner Joy’s Haunted Ship.

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BREMERTON By KEVAN MOORE kmoore@soundpublishing.com

Bremerton is a Navy town through and through. With right around 40,000 residents, Bremerton is also the largest city in Kitsap County. The United States Navy has been here since 1891 and continues to be the economic anchor and engine that makes this town tick. One of the best ways to get a sense of the special relationship between the city and the Navy is to visit the Puget Sound Navy Museum, tucked between the Washington State Ferry terminal, just a 55-minute sailing from Seattle, and the bustling shipyard. The free museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving and interpreting the naval heritage of the Pacific Northwest

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for the benefit of both the U.S. Navy and the general public. Patrons can explore the naval history of the region with exhibits of the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, the USS John C. Stennis and much more. The museum also offers a gift shop, research library and a children’s area, in addition to changing events and exhibitions.

from the ferry can explore a beautiful boardwalk, marina and floating breakwater. At the west end of the boardwalk sits the USS Turner Joy (DD-951) which played a pivotal role in the Vietnam War and is now maintained and administered by the Bremerton Historic Ships Association.

The museum overlooks the Harborside Fountain Park, a popular spot for locals and visitors, especially during the summer months, when hundreds of families and children flock to five large copper-ringed fountains intermittently spouting water high into the air and back down into wading pools below. The fountains are surrounded by an impressive sculpture garden and beautiful landscaping, making it a perfect spot to soak up the sun.

The ship is open for tours throughout the year on a varying schedule (visit www.ussturnerjoy.org/ for details). An Overnighter Program allows visitors to remain on board overnight, enabling one to imagine what it was like while on a mission or in combat. Participants eat meals in the crew’s galley and sleep in the crew’s quarters. Memorial services are held aboard the ship as well as enlistment and re-enlistment ceremonies in addition to retirement ceremonies.

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What happens in Bremerton FIRST FRIDAY ART WALKS

Held on the first Friday of the Month in downtown Bremerton from 5 to 8 p.m. A Charleston District Art Walk is also held on the fourth Saturday of each month from noon to 8 p.m. After the First Friday (Downtown & Manette) or Last Saturday (Charleston District) Art Walk, enjoy dinner and music! During the summer you’ll find concerts at Evergreen Park and rock and roll year round at the Manette Saloon just across the bridge, and entertainment at lots of other Bremerton venues.

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The Bremerton Farmers Market runs Thursdays and Sundays from May to October. On Thursdays, the market runs from 4 to 7 p.m. at Evergreen Park. On Sundays, the market runs at the Bremerton Ferry Terminal from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

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Bremerton’s Armed Forces Day Parade is the largest and longest-running event of its kind in the country. An estimated 40,000 active-duty service members, retirees and civilians gathered to witness the 64th annual Armed Forces Day in 2012.

MAY 24-25 The Bremerton Harborside District is also home to two major hotels, several bars, restaurants, coffee shops and other businesses. There’s also a plethora of public parking available so that visitors can explore the area by foot. The area comes alive during a variety of large events throughout the warm-weather months, including the Bremerton Summer Brewfest in July, the Blackberry Festival in late August, an ongoing farmer’s market and more. Just some of the other year-round downtown highlights include wonderful galleries, museums and a world-class theater that all sit on or around Pacific Avenue, downtown’s main drag. The historic Admiral Theatre was transformed by a magnificent renovation and reopened in 1997. The 1942 movie

house is a one-of-a-kind performance venue for a wide variety of events. The main floor accommodates as many as 300 for sit-down dinners, or up to 500 in festival style or traditional theatre seating and 502 seats are available in the balcony. Folks that walk the length of Pacific Avenue, just a short stroll from the ferry terminal, will be rewarded with a visit to the waterfront Evergreen Rotary Park. The sprawling green space is also home to a new 9/11 Memorial, which features a pair of twisted steel beams recovered from Ground Zero at the World Trade Center. Evergreen Park sits on ten acres and is one of 34 public spaces maintained by the city. The park features 1,900 feet of CONTINUED ON PAGE

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The Kitsap Harbor Festival marks the opening of the summer boating season and the Bremerton Marina fills up with boaters, tall ships, and the historic tug Comanche in Port Orchard or Bremerton. The festival draws boaters and visitors from outlying communities to partake in the various activities. On Saturday, the event runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday it runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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The Bremerton Summer Brewfest features 26 Washington Breweries pouring more than 60 Washington Summer Style Beers and live music.

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shoreline, seven shelters, 39 picnic tables, boat launches, basketball courts, a sand volleyball court and 75 parking spaces. Several festivals, markets and special events are held at the park throughout the year. Back downtown, folks can discover the Evergreen Children’s Theatre and Aurora Valentinetti Puppet Museum. The children’s theatre conducts between three

and five professional performances to the community each season. Some of the productions feature puppets and others feature live actors. The Aurora Valentinetti Puppet Museum features a collection of puppet styles from around the world. Admission is free but donations are encouraged. Located at 257 Fourth St. in downtown Bremerton, the museum is named after Aurora Valentinetti, who was born in West

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CENTRAL KITSAP By LESLIE KELLY lkelly@soundpublishing.com

Central Kitsap is as varied as anyone can imagine. Although Silverdale is the hub and surely a highlight, there’s more that makes up this part of the county. There’s plenty to do and see, whether it’s a weekend activity for the family, or something special for visitors. Let’s begin in Silverdale. Silverdale offers scenic trails, award winning breweries, and and beachfront hotels with attractive views of Dyes Inlet and the Cascade Mountains. It is a gateway to the Hood Canal which is home to many parks and waterfront attractions, and a mainstay for military service men and women from all around. The easy beach access offers opportunities

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for kayaking, scuba diving, boating, and much more. Kayak and other outdoor equipment rentals are available year-round. The local favorite is the scenic Clear Creek Trail, which winds through Silverdale’s urban areas. There is also plenty of indoor activities, such as bowling, movies theaters and indoor swimming facilities.

to see families spread out on the lawn reading books and basking in the sun.

Although it’s not an incorporated city, Silverdale is the center of things and offers lots to do.

Silverdale offers scenic trails, award winning breweries, and and beachfront hotels with attractive views of Dyes Inlet and the Cascade Mountains. It is a gateway to the Hood Canal which is home to many parks and waterfront attractions, and a mainstay for military service men and women from all around. The easy beach access offers opportunities for kayaking, scuba diving, boating, and much more. Kayak and other outdoor

Old Town Silverdale, which was established in 1889, and now is home to Monica’s Bakery & Cafe, a cookie shop, craft and clothing stores, salons, a corner tavern, and of course, the Silverdale Waterfront Park. It’s a great place to take a walk along the pier and see boats of all kinds. In the summer, it isn’t uncommon

The park has plenty of parking spaces and a boat launch for those who want to try out the Dyes Inlet waters. There is a play area for the kids and the park makes for a great place for picnics on a sunny day. And, if needed, there’s a pavilion to keep picnickers out of the rain.

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR

What happens in Central Kitsap IN MARCH: Military Appreciation Day — Kitsap County Fairgrounds

MAY 31: Destruction Derby; Kitsap Fairgrounds

JUNE 14: Fishing Derby — Island Lake County Park

JUNE 21: Destruction Derby, Kitsap Fairgrounds

JUNE 28: 9th Annual Thunderbird Pro Rodeo, Kitsap Fairgrounds.

JULY 25-27: Whaling Days — Old Town Silverdale/ Silverdale Waterfront Friday 10 p.m., Fireworks show Saturday 6:30 a.m., Rotary Pancake Breakfast 8:45 a.m., Whale of a Run — 5k race 10 a.m., Silverdale Dandy Lions Grand Parade Sunday 7 a.m., Tour de Kitsap — bike ride 8 a.m., Hui Hei Hei Wa’a Dyes Inlet Dash Hawaiian Outrigger races 3 p.m., Great Kitsap Duck Race

AUG. 20-24: equipment rentals are available yearround. The local favorite is the scenic Clear Creek Trail, which winds through Silverdale’s urban areas. There is also plenty of indoor activities, such as bowling, movies theaters, and indoor swimming facilities. For all your shopping needs, stop at Kitsap Mall at 10315 Silverdale Way NW. With 110 stores and food court stops, there’s a place for every taste. The mall boasts of the main departments stores including JC Penney, Macy’s, Sears and Kohl’s. If you brought your kids shopping with you, there’s a children’s play area that is the site of special events from time-to-time. At the holiday season, there’s even indoor snow. It’s also the home to a local farmers market which is held outdoors from

April to October. There’s plenty of fresh produce and artwork to buy and there’s a free arts and crafts area for the kids. Silverdale can now brag of a new Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI) store which opened in October 2013. The member-owned outdoor equipment company has a 24,500 square-foot store near Kitsap Mall that has everything for your outdoor adventures. It also has equipment rental and repair. And, no matter what the season, there’s plenty of clothing for men, women and children to choose from. Many discount stores are located in strip centers surrounding the mall. Among them are Target, Michaels and TJ Maxx. And there’s a World Market, JoAnn’s and a Michael’s to suit your CONTINUED ON PAGE

Kitsap County Fair and Stampede, Kitsap County Fairgrounds

EACH TUESDAY FROM MAY TO OCTOBER: Silverdale Farmer’s Market, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Old Town Silverdale waterfront park

SEPT. 6 AND 20: Destruction Derby, Kitsap Fairgrounds

SEPT. 27: Brownsville Appreciation Day

OCT. 18-31: Haunted Fairgrounds — Kitsap County Fairgrounds

NOV. 11: Veteran’s Day Celebration — Kitsap County Fairgrounds

NOV.29: Small Business Saturday and Silverdale holiday tree lighting

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creative side. As for getting something to eat, there are options for all. Silverdale has its own hometown brewery, Silver City Restaurant and Brewery, located at 2799 NW Myhre Road, which serves up different beers including local microbrews, one that is named for our 2014 Super Bowl Camps, the Seattle Seahwks 12th Man fans. The place has a complete dinner menu, including sandwiches and pizzas. Hale’s Alehouse, located in Kitsap Mall, is another good place to meet friends after work for a relaxing time with great food. Hale’s also offers a happy hour for those who like to socialize and sample local beers.

Family YMCA. The 85,000-square-foot YMCA includes a pool, gymnasium, aerobic areas and youth center. And it’s also home to the C-STOCK theater which offers live family theater entertainment most weekends. Don’t miss a great place in Central Kitsap — the Kitsap County Fairgrounds. Programs are offered year-round, including fairs, swap meets, dog shows and car races. In late August, there is the Kitsap County Fair complete with carnival rides and food and animal exhibits. Car racing and collector’s shows take place at the fairgrounds as well as quilt shows, rockcollectors shows and destruction derby. Find out more by calling 360-337-5376.

And then there’s the more well-known places like the Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Applebee’s and Red Robin. If you’re needing to eat on the run, there’s a full array of fast food including McDonald’s, Wendy’s and Burger King. For those with a more sophisticated palate, specialty restaurants are located on the main strip in town and offer Indian, Japanese, Thai and Mexican meals.

But don’t forget to explore beyond Silverdale. Try Brownsville to the east.

After you’ve eaten, it’s time to do something a little more active and outdoorsy. Take a hike on nearby Clear Creek Trail.

There is also a sanitary pump-out station available for free. The Brownsville Marine and Deli serves food, beer and good company. The nearby Brownsville Yacht Club was established in 1971.

Clear Creek Trail now extends over six miles. It follows the creek on both sides from the estuary and loops around Harrison Medical Center to the east and has four or five looping trails in the North Valley. It’s a favorite of the locals because many kids and volunteer groups have helped with building the trail and maintaining it. Take some time to check out the visitors center that houses artifacts from Silverdale’s early era. At the northern end of the trail, there is the Silverdale Dog Park for furry friends to run around. Near the dog park there is a skate park for those who are ambitious enough to try some new tricks and flips. While walking along the trail, you may even happen upon a beaver or otter in the creek. For the bird watchers, be prepared to spot and identify an array of birds. The Central Kitsap Community Campus is nearby located west of the mall. It is designed to one day feature green spaces, parks and is under consideration for a new library and performing arts center. Today it is home to the Haselwood

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Although primarily a residential area, Brownsville sits along the Burke Bay and the Port of Brownsville Marina offers the amenities of a large marina, but without the crowds. There is ample moorage, restrooms, showers and a laundromat. The fuel dock has gasoline, diesel, lubricants and propane.

Once a year the entire area comes together for Brownsville Appreciation Day on the fourth Saturday of September. It’s a time to celebrate the community and events include live music, boat rides

and tours, face painting and hot dogs. The event is usually free, but there are sometimes small fees for various activities. On the other side of Central Kitsap from Brownsville is Seabeck. Formerly a mill town, Seabeck has an even closer look at the Olympic Mountains along the Hood Canal. Scenic Beach State Park is a 20-minute drive from Silverdale and is an 88-acre camping park with 1,500 feet of saltwater beachfront. Wild rhododendrons bloom during spring and oysters can be harvested in season at the rocky beach. Also in the historic town of Seabeck is the Seabeck Conference Center on Seabeck Highway. The conference center is a nonprofit organization that offers space for groups to rent for retreats and meetings. At Christmas time, there’s even and Old Mill Town Christmas with a horse-drawn hayride for the public to enjoy. Across from the conference center there is a quaint little general store, similar to what one would find back in the 1800s when the town first came alive. Other places to check out include the Water’s Edge, a great place for a weekend getaway; BeTemped a boutique shop for women, and Seabeck Landing Massage. A new boat marina with open moorage is expected to open this summer. Whether it’s just for a day, or even longer, Central Kitsap is a great place to enjoy nature, shopping and meet the wonderful people who live and work here.

Did you know? Silverdale fun facts • Silverdale was going to be named Goldendale but a town in Eastern Washington had already selected the name. • Scandinavian immigrants were the first permanent settlers in the area in the 1880s. • The total population is 253,968 in 2013, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. • The Silverdale branch of Kitsap Regional Library averages about 50,000 users (some repeat) per month. • The National Register of Historic Places recognizes Jackson Hall Memorial Community Hall in Old Town, also known as Silverdale Scout Hall, as a historic building.

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Come Visit Silverdale

Silverdale is located in the center of Kitsap County on the Kitsap Peninsula in Western Washington. Nestled on the west side of the Puget Sound between the Olympic and Cascade Mountain ranges. Travelers passing through Silverdale often stay for a couple of days to explore the area. Others make Silverdale their destination for special events, conferences, weddings, school and military reunions, or simply to relax and enjoy the natural surroundings. Silverdale not only supports a thriving economic community but also is a choice place to live for families and individuals interested in affordable living, quality education, first-rate health care and an escape from the hustle and bustle of the big city.

SHOPPING Everything you need you can find in

Silverdale. The commercial hub of the county offers an incredible variety of retail opportunities. In addition to Kitsap Mall there are a number of smaller malls in the central core as well as major retailers such as Costco, REI, and Trader Joes. Old Town Silverdale, at the head of Dyes Inlet, offers a delightful, pedestrian friendly destination with shops, salons, restaurants and more.

VISITING Old Town Silverdale is nestled at the end of Dyes Inlet and features an exciting park for kids to play, an area for families to picnic, and hosts Clear Creek Trail which winds around the waterways and all of Silverdale. The Port of Silverdale is there for you to moor your boat for the night or just the afternoon. Please feel free to stop by the Chamber of Commerce office located inside the Kitsap Mall for more information about the area.

Located in Kitsap Mall near JC Penney • P.O. Box 1218 Silverdale, WA 98383 360.692.6800 • silverdalechamber.com

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What to do when it rains By SERAINE PAGE spage@soundpublishing.com

Kitsap County isn't known as the world's sunniest place. Tourism photos always look nice when it's sunny and Kitsap definitely has its share of sun, but just like most other places in the Northwest, occasional drizzle is inevitable. Gray skies and cold breezes are also a regular part of the climate, which is why Pacific Northwest folks quickly find indoor entertainment. The region has about 160 days with recorded precipitation each year according to Bestplaces.net, 60 days more than the average city in the United States. Truth be told, the rain isn't all that bad. While it gives the area a somewhat mystical appearance with its swirling mist, it also feeds into the local environment, creating lovely greenery. The numerous creeks and salmon runs, as well as the beautiful Olympic Rain Forest couldn't exist without a little precipitation. Rain is often thought of as a negative for tourism, but the rain in the Puget Sound

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region isn't the torrential downfall that makes the outdoors feel like a stroll through a cold waterfall. As a life-long Puget Sound resident will tell you, most of the rain comes in the form of a light drizzle. It tickles the skin instead of drenching it like a normal thunderstorm might. While the gray clouds may not always make for a beautiful backdrop for photos, it still isn't enough for Northwesterners to keep locked up inside all day. Don't be surprised to see runners, walkers and nature lovers outdoors and bundled up in Columbia or The North Face rain gear. Nonetheless, some of the things you might do in the sun aren't always feasible when it's raining, and for that the Kitsap Peninsula has had plenty of time to prepare. Here's a short list of both generic and regional ideas for some of those gray days. Curl up with a book at one of the many small coffee shops. As spoken by the proprietor of Liberty Bay Books on Front Street in Poulsbo: “It's a good day to read in liquid sunshine.” What better place to read a good book than in one of the many bakeries and cafes that grace the pebbly shores of Kitsap County? If there's one thing the Puget Sound has no shortage of, it's coffee shops. Kitsap County is home to some of the region's quaintest towns to sit down and enjoy a warm beverage on a rainy day. Two towns in particular are well known for many enticing bakeries and cafes. Bainbridge, an island just across the water from Seattle, is only a short 30-minute ferry ride away from the state's largest and most well-known city. Visitors stepping off the ferry can almost instantly walk onto the island's main downtown avenue, Winslow Way. Winslow Way provides for the coffee connoisseur a cafe on every corner – and not the typical Starbucks. Be sure to check out Blackbird Bakery, with its delicious baked goods and popular clothing. The bakery remodeled its storefront just this year, creating an even better bakery experience. Visitors will discover Bainbridge Bakers is just across Madison Avenue. Just a few miles from the island stands the town of Poulsbo, where Scandinavia is remade on the shores of Puget Sound's

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Liberty Bay. Poulsbo's Front Street serves as an instant trip to Northern Europe, offering numerously themed bakeries. The town's main waterfront boulevard offers a myriad of bakeries of which any list would do disservice. Simply park on the water just south of the street and you won't be able to walk a few hundred yards without running into one. In fact, you'll probably smell the scent of freshly baked pastries and other goodies before seeing the storefront.

Bainbridge Brewing is nestled on Bainbridge Island just a couple miles up Highway 305 north of the ferry landing at Eagle Harbor. Poulsbo is home to Valholl Brewing Co., Sound Brewery and the Slippery Pig Brewery. Silver City Restaurant and Brewery serves a number of hand-crafted choices

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Hood Canal Brewery in Kingston and Der Blokken Brewery in Bremerton also create local craft beverages.

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If you're in the mood for a strike or a spare, try the area's bowling lanes.

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There's All Star Lanes & Casino in Silverdale, 10710 Silverdale Way NW, and Hi-Joy Bowl in Port Orchard at 1011 Bethel Ave.

If it's time to move on, put the bookmark in your book, and pull out the pint glass. While there's not shortage of coffee, the bitter black beverage is best consumed in the daylight, and, in the evening, patrons turn their attention to the local flavor of liquor and craft beer.

in Silverdale. In Poulsbo, try Slaughter County Brewing Co., 1307 Bay St.

Or strap on a pair of skates and practice your roller derby moves. Roller skating is available at Bremerton Skateland in Bremerton, 1740 NE Fuson Road, and Sk8Town in Port Orchard, 1501 Piperberry Way SE. If you're in the mood to be a little lazy and feel like cozying up with a bowl of popcorn, there's always a night at the movies. Here's a list of some the area's movie theaters: Regal South Sound Cinema 10 1435 Olney Ave. SE, Port Orchard AMC Kitsap 8 10055 Kitsap Mall Blvd. NW, Silverdale

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SeeFILM Movie Theater 655 Fourth St., Bremerton Bremerton Olympic Cinemas 1520 NE Riddell Road, Bremerton Regal Poulsbo Stadium 10 750 NW Edvard St., Poulsbo Firehouse Theater 11171 Highway 104, Kingston And there's always the opportunity for a favorite old-time summer adventure at the drive-in theater. We've got one of the last standing drive-in theaters around is the Rodeo Drive-in Theatre at 7369 Washington 3. It's technically just past Gorst heading toward Belfair. So, even if it's a bit moist outdoors, you'll still find Kitsap County a great place to explore — both inside or out.

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Anglican St. Charles Anglican Church 20295 Little Valley Rd NE, Poulsbo 98370 360-779-3524 www.stcharlesanglican.com

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Catholic St. Gabriel Parish 1150 Mitchell Ave., Port Orchard, WA 98367 360-876-2762 www.stgabrielpo.org St Olaf’s Catholic Church 8943 Caldart Avenue, Poulsbo, WA 98370 360-779-4291 www.stolafschurch.org

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PORT ORCHARD By DANNIE OLIVEAUX doliveaux@soundpublishing.com

Local best-sellling author Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove book and television series has made Port Orchard and the South Kitsap community a tourist destination. Add some new attractions and businesses, people throughout the region is finding it still as the “undiscovered gem of Kitsap County.” In 2013, it was named the sixthbest small city in Washington state by CitiesJournal.com. Since becoming Sidney in 1886, then the name changed to Port Orchard in 1892, the population of the city and South Kitsap has grown slowly. After McCormick Woods was annexed in 2009 and the Bethel Corridor in 2012, the city population now is at more than 12,000. The population of the greater South Kitsap area is approximately 83,000. Situated on the Sinclair Inlet of the Puget

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Sound, Port Orchard can be reached by driving south through Gorst along State Route 16. Or better yet, take the foot ferry. Running at half-hour intervals from the Bremerton ferry dock, the 15-minute trip to the Port Orchard Marina allows visitors to travel back 100 years to a time when cars were scarce and bridges nonexistent. In those days, the only way to transit Puget Sound was aboard a colorful flotilla of privately owned and operated ferries known as the Mosquito Fleet, and the Carlisle II, which still carries passengers today, is one of the last remaining Mosquito boats. A glimpse of the beautiful snow-capped Olympic Mountains is sufficient to lure visitors from all parts of the country. Once here, you’ll want to stroll through the quaint boutiques and antique shops in Port Orchard’s historic downtown business district. Not surprisingly, the downtown waterfront area is the focal point for much

of what defines Port Orchard. A new attractions in the area this year is the long-awaited opening of the Port Orchard Public Market — a year round Pike Place-style indoor market eight in the middle of downtown Port Orchard. The market will feature fresh food, seafood vendors, a small stage and much more. Recently Coffee Oasis opened a downtown location, along with several other new businesses. Another new attraction is the new stateof-the-art South Kitsap Skate Park, which opened in June 2013 at the South Kitsap Regional Park. The park features a full pipe — a thrill for all skateboarders and bike riders. “The city of Port Orchard’s vision is to maintain the character and rural charm South Kitap is known for and make it the most livable city in Kitsap County,” says Mayor Tim Matthes.

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What happens in Port Orchard MAY 24

Port Orchard Seagull Splat Run, Downtown Port Orchard; Seagull Calling Festival and Wings Cook-off, Marina Park

MAY 24-25

Fathoms O’ Fun Pirates Rendezvous Craft and Vendor Show, Waterfront; Kitsap Harbor Festival

MAY TO AUGUST

Concerts on the Bay begins each Thursday, Marina Park

JUNE 23

Detlef Schrempf Golf Classic, McCormick Woods Golf Course

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Festival By The Sea Craft and Vendor Show, Waterfront

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Fathoms O’ Fun Grand Parade, Bay Street

JULY 4

Grand Fireworks Show, Sinclair Inlet

JULY 9

Port Orchard Chamber South Kitsap Golf Classic, Trophy Lake Golf

JULY 10-13 Recently, several improvements have been added including a new boat ramp at Water Street. In Port Orchard, a recently expanded Marina Park in downtown and the city continues working on segments of the Bay Street Pedestrian Pathway which is enjoyed by residents and visitors daily. “I’m especially pleased with the strong association support for the city’s residents, tourist and business development, including a strong Port Orchard Bay Street Association, Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce and the Fathoms o’ Fun Association,” Matthes says. Events kickoff in April and run throughout the year. Until early October, people flood to the annual Port Orchard Farmers Market each Saturday for fresh food, flowers and crafts. Starting in April, the Port Orchard Bay Street Art Walk is the first Saturday of each month until October. Later in the May, it’s the site of the

delightfully quirky “Seagull Calling Contest,” which awards prizes to those best able to attract the attention of the shore’s ever-present feathered guests of honor at the Waterfront Marina Park during the Kitsap Harbor Festival. Prizes are also awarded for costumes, and hundreds of visitors attend each year to take in the spectacle. It’s even been featured on national television. During the same time is the annual “Seagull Wings Cook-Off” that brings out both amateur and commercial contestants hoping to win the “bragging rights” for their wing recipes. Also, the Seagull Splat 5K run happens the same day. Starting in June, Marina Park will also features live, weekly outdoor concerts. In late June and early July, the city’s signature festival, Fathoms o’ Fun, swings into action complete with a parade, CONTINUED ON PAGE

Pacific Northwest Chris-Craft Rendezvous, Port Orchard Marina

JULY 27

Mustangs on the Waterfront, Port Orchard

AUG. 9

Festival By The Bay and Cruz Classic Street Fair, Downtown Port Orchard.

SEPT. 1 & 7

Taste of Port Orchard, Waterfront

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Rotary Wine with Wags, McCormick Woods

OCT. 31

Trick or Treat, Downtown Port Orchard

NOV. 7-9

Fathoms O’ Fun Chocolate Festival, Port Orchard Pavilion

DEC. 6

Festival of Chimes & Lights; Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce Holiday Pet Parade; Sinclair Inlet Yacht Club Christmas Lane; and Jingle Bell Run/Walk

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Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive on a fire truck, escorted by our very own SKHS Marching Band. Hay rides run throughout, choirs sing, pets compete in the Pooch n’ Purr Parade  and families are entertained with crafts, stories and a marionette show at the library.

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Earlier in the day, the sounds of hundreds of jingling bells mark another Jingle Bell Run/Walk, a benefit for the Arthritis Foundation, with costumed participants ranging from the serious runner to friends chatting as they stroll the 5K route.

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Take in a free movie throughout the day at the historic Dragonfly Theatre and later, at the stroke of 5:30 p.m. witness the lighting of the magnificent Christmas tree as the chimes peal their glad tidings. Free treats, free activities and memories made for a lifetime.  Thousands of people crowd Bay Street in downtown Port Orchard every year to enjoy this all-day event. You won’t want to miss it, December 6, 2014, 11 a.m.- 8 p.m.; mark your calendars now!

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Historic events mold Port Orchard The ghosts of South Kitsap’s early settlers, pioneers and explorers still haunt the community. Or, at least, memorials to the things they did while they were alive do.

investor from Dekalb, Ill., who bought 88.5 acres on Oct. 10, 1885, intending to build a town there. Sidney Stevens’ son, Frederick Stevens, had the town platted and incorporated by Sept. 15, 1890, and he named the town “Sidney,” after his father.

Many interesting, colorful and hardy folks, with their hobbies, interests and discoveries, created the Kitsap County we know today.

Two years later, however, locals asked the State Legislature and the Post Office Department to change the city’s name to “Port Orchard.”

Take the city of Port Orchard’s name, for example. It wasn’t named after fruit trees. It carries the name of Harry Masterman Orchard, who discovered the strait separating Bainbridge Island from the Kitsap Peninsula in 1792 while working as a clerk on an English charting ship. The ship’s captain, George Vancouver, named the body of water “Port Orchard Strait” to honor his clerk, but the city didn’t carry the name until about 100 years after the discovery. And the name change was controversial. Originally, the town was named “Sidney,” after Sidney M. Stevens, an

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At first, the Post Office agreed to do so, but the State’s Legislature didn’t. Eventually, though, Will Thompson, editor of the Sidney Independent, persuaded the legislators to make the name change official. Around that time, towns cropped up along the Sound, many of which exist today, including Retsil, Annapolis, Manette, Southworth, Manchester and Olalla. Each town hugs the waterfront, because local leaders didn’t connect the towns with roads for decades. Locals used row boats to get from townCONTINUED ON PAGE

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to-town until 1888, when the first steamers came to the area, and small boats swarmed South Kitsap’s waters then in such great numbers that they earned the nickname “Mosquito Fleet.” One of the Mosquito Fleet’s original steamers, the Carlisle II, still runs from downtown Port Orchard, near the library, to the Bremerton ferry terminal. It’s a popular form of transportation for commuters and tourists alike. So far, South Kitsap has evolved in a slow, ponderous manner. But plans have been set in motion to change the area quickly and drastically in the near future. The sleepy town of Port Orchard, for example, is slated to become one of the largest cities in Kitsap County within the next few years. Plans for expansion are on the horizon. Recently, the town’s population grew from 8,500 to more than 12,000 by annexing the McCormick Woods area, a 2,400-acre housing community, into the city. And that’s just the beginning. The city’s

leaders plan to eventually grow the town to include 30,000 people and 7,200 acres. Port Orchard’s old-time feel and its vision of future grown may be an ever-

evolving process. But for now enjoy your visit to one of Kitsap’s most charming cities rooted in historic and modern culture.

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Records in the Sidney Museum files tell us that there have been community festivals in Port Orchard since the very beginning of the town — even when it was still known as Sidney. Festivals draw the people together, provide recreational fun, and celebrate the community and its important dates and achievements. Fathoms O’ Fun carries on this tradition and has been organizing recreational and youth leadership activities for Port Orchard and South Kitsap since 1968 – that’s 46 years! It is a non-profit all volunteer group, with a 15-member board of directors. More than 100 volunteers work through each year to help provide a long list of events. Currently activities include a Royal Scholarship Pageant, Fathoms O’ Fun Grand Parade, Parade Day Activities, Summer Festival Craft and Vendor Show, Seagull Splat 5K Fun Run, July 4th Sinclair Inlet Fireworks Show, Festival By The Bay, Concerts By The Bay, Port Orchard Party, and more. Annually, Fathoms O’ Fun and the Fathoms Royalty present an award-winning community float which travels throughout Washington, helping other festival, and

spreading the word about our great South Kitsap community.

needed to create a vital and thriving family environment for our community.

During the year, members of the Royal Court attend various events and fundraisers throughout Port Orchard and South Kitsap.

Fathoms continually seek out individual volunteers and partners in the business and non-profit community to ensure provision of quality recreational activities as well as educational and leadership opportunities for our youth.

Fathoms works with other community organizations including the City of Port Orchard, Port of Bremerton, Chamber of Commerce, Port Orchard Bay Street Associaiton, and many service clubs. Coordination between all these groups plus businesses and interested individuals is necessary to provide the many activities

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BEYOND KITSAP Kitsap County is a destination unto itself. But it’s also a connection to many nearby communities that are great places to see. Here’s some places to see south of Kitsap County

GIG HARBOR Just on the east side of the Kitsap-Pierce County border rests the quaint waterfront community of Gig Harbor. This tucked-away town sits on a scenic inlet framing a postcard-perfect view of Mount Rainier. Gig Harbor’s strong Scandinavian and Croatian heritage has always influenced its nautical lifestyle and fishing-village character. Today specialty shops, creative boutiques, art galleries and waterfront restaurants add to its appeal and make it a wonderful get-away. For visitors, Jerisich Park, combined with the adjacent Skansie Brothers Park, is a large, open, waterfront space with grass, decks, benches, and a covered Pavilion for

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community events. It is also home to the Fisherman Memorial. This large bronze statue, which depicts a fisherman hauling in his catch, was commissioned in memory of Gig Harbor’s fishermen, with special gratitude to those who lost their lives at sea. The parks often play host to fairs and events ranging from the annual Holiday tree lighting ceremony and Blessing of the Fleet, to musical concerts and art festivals. There is also a public use moorage dock where boaters can stay, free of charge, for a limited time. At the mouth of the harbor a short sand spit is open to the public and is the site of a red navigational hazard light built into a miniature lighthouse model. The beach is public, but access is difficult and parking is limited. Gig Harbor City Park (aka Crescent Creek Park) offers a variety of activities, and

is especially geared toward larger groups and families. A children’s play area features modern equipment to climb and play on, as well as swings for infants. The park also offers a baseball diamond in the upper area of the park, a basketball court and tennis courts. Gig Harbor City Park is adjacent to a stream as well and has teaching plaques on stream conservation.

SHELTON The county seat of Mason County — just over Kitsap County’s southern border — Shelton is the westernmost city on Puget Sound. The narrow waterway of Hammersly Inlet connects the Port of Shelton to Olympia, Tacoma and points beyond. The downtown core features stone and brick architecture from the World War I era, when the town was rebuilt after a large, destructive fire.

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Gig Harbor Street Scramble, Harborview Dr.

May 24 - 26 Shrimp Fest, Brinnon May 29 - June 1 Mason County Forest Festival, Shelton

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Maritime Gig Festival, Gig Harbor Waterfront

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Tour de Mason Lake Cycling Event, Shelton

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Wings & Wheels Air Show, Tacoma Narrows Airport, Gig Harbor

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July 19-20

Gig Harbor Summer Arts Festival, Judson Street, Gig Harbor

July 20 to 27 Jazz Festival, Port Townsend July 27 - Aug. 3 Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival

lumber and forestry products, though in recent years the economy has seen major diversification. Commercial shellfish harvesting, new retail centers, real estate activity and government jobs have added layers of economic activity to this formerly traditional blue-collar town. Shelton is the largest and only incorporated city in Mason County, serving as its county seat of government. The city is located along the shores of Oakland Bay, at the southernmost tip of Puget Sound, and features quiet harbors, waterfront homes, an award-winning hospital system and a historic downtown core highlighted by a collection of antique shops, restaurants, a movie theatre and more. Gift shops, fitness clubs, fine restaurants and a movie theater are all doing a bustling business in downtown Shelton. Shelton is also home to the Mason County Historical Museum and Little Creek Casino, and is recognized as one of the top logging exporting centers in

the US. The Shelton-Mason Chamber of Commerce also manages two additional visitor centers: The Caboose, located in downtown Shelton, and the Hoodsport Visitor Information Center. For more information, visit sheltonchamber.com. Stretch out or play catch at shady Kneeland Park, a summer picnic spot favorite. Kneeland Park also has one of the most unique children’s playground and climbing gyms in the state. Another favorite past time is a walking tour through the historic “timber baron” neighborhood downtown, which parallels a small creek winding lazily throughout the town’s core. During spawning time in late summer and early fall, migrating salmon can be observed traversing this miniature waterway on their journey home. June brings the annual Forest Festival & Parade, a Shelton trademark that honors its logging heritage. CONTINUED ON PAGE

Aug. 6-22

Shakespeare in the Park, Port Townsend

Aug. 14-17

Clallam County Fair, Port Angeles

Aug. 15-17

Uptown Street Fair, Port Townsend

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Sept. 5-7

Annual Wooden Boat Festival, Port Townsend

Sept. 12-13

Jefferson County Farm Tour, Port Townsend

Sept. 19-21 Port Townsend Film Festival Oct. 10-12

Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival, Port Angeles Waterfront

Oct. 31

Halloween on Harborview, Gig Harbor

Oct. 31

Port Townsend Trick or Treat Costume Parade

WINTER Nov. 29

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BELFAIR The town of Belfair is a true gateway community, linking visitors to the southeast Olympics and Hood Canal from points further north and east. Located on Highway 3 approximately 10 miles south of Bremerton and 25 miles north of Shelton, Belfair is a popular destination for many boaters, scuba divers, backpackers, ATV riders and campers. Belfair offers a final fueling and supply stop before heading into Olympic National Park and Forest, or the deeply wooded Tahuya State Forest. Belfair is near to Twanoh State Park and Belfair State Park, both of which offer some of the best beaches and swimming on Hood Canal. Through July and August the surface water of Hood Canal warms considerably, and many first-time visitors are surprised to find themselves enjoying a cool, refreshing saltwater dip. Covering much of the Tahuya Peninsula, the 23,100 acre Tahuya State Forest provides more than 160 miles of marked and maintained ORV trails, plus plenty of primitive camping and fresh water lakes, making it a nationally recognized Off Road Vehicle recreation destination. Situated at the southeast tip of Hood Canal, Belfair is home to Theler Wetlands, one of Washington’s premier wildlife viewing habitats. Every year more than 150,000 visitors stroll the 135 acres of the Theler Wetlands, where four miles of scenic

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trails are open daily dawn to dusk. Viewing platforms, 1768 feet of floating boardwalk and many interpretive kiosks provide extended opportunities to fully experience the variety of wildlife throughout the wetlands. The Mary E. Theler Exhibit Building, located at the Hood Canal Watershed Project Center near the trailhead, offers hands-on interactive displays and educational exhibits.

UNION As Highway 106 follows the southernmost Great Bend hook of Hood Canal, it passes through the town of Union. Union was the site of Washington state’s first arts colony, and today its arts heritage is slowly being reborn through events like the annual Annas Bay Music Festival. Union, a picturesque little town positioned along Highway 106, is a charming community recognized as the first arts colony in Washington State. That unique heritage is present today through Union’s unique local shops and eateries. Harmony Hill Retreat Center and Anna’s Bay Center for Music are both located in Union. This hilly beachfront community also boasts a sprawling par-72 golf course, world-class lodging facilities at Alderbrook Resort & Spa and numerous recreational opportunities.

Hood Canal Adventures at the Union Marina offers a wide variety of boat rentals including kayaks, paddle boats, motor boats, an electric boat and a pontoon party barge, along with a number of different recreational tours. Other services and activities include geocaching, fall mushroom walks, bicycle rentals, organized golf tournaments, historical and ecological presentations, fly fishing tours and lessons. Bring your friends and family to enjoy a catered dinner, dessert or wine and cheese tour on the electric “Hood Canal Princess” at sunset. During summer months, Union comes alive with regulars who come to relax and enjoy some of the best scenery in the Northwest. Public boat launching and moorage is available at the Hood Canal Marina, with additional launching a few miles north at Twanoh State Park. The historic Dalby Waterwheel is located just south of the Union Post Office on Highway 106. The metal waterwheel once furnished the first hydro-electric power on Hood Canal. Hunter Farms, just south of Union, is another favorite stop for fresh produce and ice cream in summer, and its famous Pumpkin Patch in October.

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North Bay on South Puget Sound, the charming town of Allyn is well known for its friendly, tranquil environment and strong community spirit as evidenced by the dedicated volunteers who power the Allyn Community Association (ACA), a nonprofit organization that serves the communities of Allyn, Victor, Grapeview, South Shore, Mason, Benson and Trails End Lakes. The ACA is known for its popular two-day event, the annual Allyn Days and Geoduck Festival. On sunny days, enjoy an unobstructed view of 14,410-foot Mount Rainier as it looms on Allyn’s southeast horizon. Allyn features a shopping center, a chainsaw carving school, a wine-tasting shop, kayak rentals, two restaurants and speciality coffee houses.

GRAPEVIEW Grapeview is a serene waterfront community located along Puget Sound, just south of Allyn. The small town is recognized as the site of the first vineyards and winery in the Pacific Northwest, the old St. Charles Winery on Stretch Island, which is now home to the unique Maritime Museum of Puget Sound. Visitors traveling along the eight-mile Grapeview Loop are offered easy access to Treasure Island and Fair Harbor Marina, home of the popular Grapeview Water and Art Festival held the last Saturday in July.

Tahuya State Forest This 23,000 acre working forest is located on the southeastern portion of the Hood Canal, west of Belfair, in Mason County. This popular destination attracts more than 200,000 recreational users annually. Recreation opportunities include off road vehicle riding (ORV), horseback riding, mountain biking, fishing, hunting and camping. BIKING

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Set at the tip of the Tahuya Peninsula is the remote community of Tahuya. This tiny town is located 15 miles south of Belfair along Hood Canal’s North Shore Road. It overlooks Hood Canal and is home to the Summertide Resort & Marina and the 23,000-acre Tahuya State Forest, home to ORV trails, campgrounds and freshwater lakes. Tahuya residents enjoy the annual Tahuya Day Parade, held the first Saturday of July.

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NORTH OF KITSAP If you’re heading north of Kitsap County, here’s the places to check out:

PORT TOWNSEND Port Townsend, at the eastern end of the Olympic Peninsula on Highway 20, takes pride in being the area’s cultural hub. It is the county seat of Jefferson County, which had a population of about 30,000 in 2012. Artists representing all disciplines seem to gravitate to the town of 9,100 that relishes its eclectic personality. You can find venues for dance, drama/theater, film/movies, literary and visual arts and music in Port Townsend. Established in 1851, Port Townsend’s character today comes from its boom in the 1880s and 1890s as a major seaport, fishing and lumber area. Town leaders and merchants built ornate and spacious Victorian homes and fine brick or stone buildings for their businesses downtown based on the promise of a railroad line — but the railroad never came. Port Townsend quietly folded back into itself for decades, never losing its Victorian character. It was rediscovered a hundred years later as a retirement mecca, and in 1976 the downtown waterfront and bluff above it were designated as a National Historic District. Port Townsend is one of only three Victorian seaports on the National Register of Historic Places in the U.S. and the only one on the West Coast. As a nod to its heritage, the city hosts the Victorian Heritage Festival every March with tours of its “painted ladies” among the activities. In addition to being on the Olympic Peninsula, Port Townsend also is on the Quimper Peninsula which is bordered by the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Admiralty Inlet, Port Townsend Bay and Discovery Bay. It is blessed with a temperate marine climate with winter highs in the 40s and summer highs in the 70s and sits in the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains, so annual precipitation is about 18 inches. Port Townsend is home to the Wooden Boat Festival every September and some of the best boat craftsmen in the world. The Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building is just south of the city and the Wooden Boat Foundation maintains a waterfront site for maritime educational programs. Fort Worden State Park and Conference Center is just a few miles outside the city

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limit — the fort was one of three built in the area in the early 1900s to defend Puget Sound. Its barracks and officers’ quarters have been restored and the site is designated as a National Historic Landmark. Some of the former military buildings are dedicated to Centrum, a statewide center for arts and creativity, which offers workshops, classes, events and performances. Points of interest in or near Port Townsend include the Port Townsend Marine Science Center, the Northwest Maritime Center, the Victorian downtown district and marina, the Port Townsend Aero Museum, the Coastal Artillery Museum, Jefferson County Historical Society Museum and self-guided tours of art studios.

SEQUIM Sequim, pronounced “Skwim,” is a growing community of about 6,600 in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley, celebrating its centennial this year. The valley is bounded by Jefferson County on the east, the Strait of Juan de Fuca on the north, Port Angeles on the west and the Olympic National Forest on the south. In the rain shadow of the 8,000-foot Olympic Mountains, Sequim is one of the driest locales in Western Washington, receiving an average of 16 inches annually. The town and valley gladly have adopted the moniker of “Sunny Sequim” as they are blessed by an average of 300 days of sunshine. Sequim also is known as the “Lavender Capital of North America”

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and draws crowds of 30,000 to its Lavender Festival in July. Approximately two hours from Seattle, Tacoma and Olympia, the SequimDungeness Valley is home to some 27,000 residents, many of whom retired to the area from across the country.

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PORT ANGELES Port Angeles is the county seat of Clallam County, tucked between the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Olympic Mountains. In 2012 approximately 19,200 of the county’s 71,800 residents live within the city that markets itself as “Port Angeles — The Authentic Northwest.”

Sequim is situated just off of scenic U.S. Highway 101, which connects with state highways to Port Townsend to the east and Washington’s coastline to the west.

The S’Klallam Tribe lived along the Strait of Juan de Fuca’s shoreline for centuries before the Spanish discovered the deep harbor in 1791. President Abraham Lincoln designated Port Angeles as a town site for a customs house in 1862, but there was little settlement by newcomers until the 1890s.

The area is served by one airline from Fairchild International Airport, connecting to Seattle, and the MV Coho ferry, both in Port Angeles, 15 miles west, and a countywide transit system. Sequim Valley Airfield, four miles north of town, offers charter flights, business courier service and general aviation. John Wayne Marina at Sequim Bay is popular with small boat traffic. The Olympic National Forest and Olympic National Park cover the majority of the Olympic Peninsula, making Sequim and its environs a prime viewing area for birds and wildlife. Just outside the eastern city limits is where a resident Roosevelt elk herd grazes much of the year. Several of the herd’s leaders are tagged with radio collars and occasionally elk-crossing warning signs flash yellow on Highway 101. It’s wise to heed them — bull elk can weigh up to 1,100 pounds. In addition to the federally managed park and forest, several state parks and campgrounds are within a 25-mile radius of Sequim. Points of interest in or near Sequim include Olympic Game Farm, the New Dungeness Lighthouse on Dungeness Spit, the Olympic Discovery Trail, the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribal Center, 7 Cedars Casino, the Dungeness River Audubon Center, area lavender farms, the Dungeness National

U.S. Highway 101 is the only major highway serving the Olympic Peninsula with Highway 112 (Strait of Juan de Fuca Highway) taking travelers to Washington’s coast, known as the West End to locals. A commercial carrier serves Port Angeles from Fairchild International Airport, landing at Boeing Field with shuttle service to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. The MV Coho, a car/passenger ferry, shuttles between downtown Port Angeles and Victoria, British Columbia. The Clallam Transit System, a countywide bus system, serves Forks, Port Angeles and Sequim. The Dungeness Line makes two round-trips daily from Sea-Tac. Because of the rain shadow effect of the Olympic Mountains, Port Angeles has a temperate coastal climate with winter lows in the 40s and summer highs in the 70s. Average rainfall in Port Angeles is 25 inches annually. At Port Angeles’ back door are the Olympic Mountains, cresting to some 8,000 feet, and the gateway to Olympic National Forest and Olympic National Park.

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Hurricane Ridge, which offers a stunning views of the mountains and strait, is a 35-minute and 17-mile drive up switchbacks to an altitude of 5,230 feet. The Port Angeles area is outdoor-friendly with scores of campgrounds, hiking and biking trails. The Olympic Discovery Trail spreads out 30 miles from Ediz Hook near downtown Port Angeles to Blyn, east of Sequim, and is suitable for walkers and road bikes. Port Angeles is served by Olympic Medical Center (360-417-7000) with 126 inpatient beds, a Level III trauma center, a state-of-the-art surgery suite, 22 private short-stay rooms, laboratory, imaging and rehabilitative departments. The medical center also has its own cancer center in Sequim and home health agency. Points of interest in or near Port Angeles include the Arthur Feiro Marine Life Center at Hollywood Beach downtown, the Gateway Plaza for the summer farmers market, the Clallam County Historical Society’s Museum at the Carnegie, Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, Olympic Coast Discovery Center, Ediz Hook and Hurricane Ridge. CONTINUED ON PAGE

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HURRICANE RIDGE Hurricane Ridge has a mountain experience for everybody. Seventeen miles south of Port Angeles at an elevation of 5,242 feet, the ridge is Olympic National Park’s most easily reached mountain destination. Paved meadow loop trails traverse the ridge top near the Hurricane Ridge Visitor Center. Black-tailed deer often are seen browsing among the meadow flowers. The trails are handicapped accessible with some assistance and provide magnificent views. Stretching from the east to the south, the snowcapped peaks of the Olympics have an awe-inspiring alpine majesty, especially Mount Olympus at 7,980 feet. The fresh scent of hemlock and fir wafts on the breezes that sweep Hurricane Ridge. Delicate mountain flowers, from early-blooming alpine lilies that poke their drooping white heads from melting snow patches to the bright red Indian paintbrushes and tiny pink phlox blossoms, there is a panoply of pretty. The Big Meadow Loop leads to the Cirque Rim Trail, with scenic overlooks past the Elwha Valley to the west. The deep blue water of the Strait of Juan de Fuca is visible past fire-scorched Griff Peak. Because there is so much to see so easily, summer crowds can seem overwhelming. Fortunately, there are two easy ways to get beyond the crowds. In the summer, the sun rises early, providing light to even the earliest risers. Beat it — and you beat the crowds. The longer you sleep in, the more elbows there are to bump.

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If early rising isn’t for you, but you’re willing to foray a little farther, there are two eye-popping trails that head out from Hurricane Ridge. The first is the 3.8-mile trail leading from Sunrise Point to Klahhane

Ridge. The steep High Ridge Trail climbs to a stunning view before dropping to a four-way juncture. To the left, the trail loops back to the meadow trails, ahead is a short climb to Sunrise Point (worth the detour) and to the right is the Mount Angeles Trail. This trail parallels Sunrise Ridge to Mount Angeles. It offers gorgeous mountain views as it traverses flowered meadows and stands of sub-alpine forest. It also offers relative solitude as few venture far from the meadow loops. After about 2.8 miles, the trail encounters the Switchback Trail for a steep 1-mile climb up Klahhane Ridge and a perfect picnic point. The trail continues down the shale slope past Lake Angeles to the park entrance but it’s a long trek and might be best to turn back here. The second option involves a drive beyond the Visitor Center to Hurricane Hill. The road is narrow and winding and deters many would-be hikers. The 1.6-mile trail is paved for much of the way and is accessible, with assistance, though there are no guardrails. For a relatively easy hike with beautiful views, scenery and a modicum of isolation, Hurricane Hill is a pleasant option. There is an entrance fee of $15 per car.

OLYMPIC NATIONAL FOREST Olympic National Forest is a distinct area, its 633,000 acres in two sections bordering the much larger Olympic National Park (922,000 acres) west of Hood Canal and south of Sequim and at the northwest corner of the park. It was established in 1897 as a reserve and was designated as a national forest in 1907, some 30 years before the park was established. The forest’s topography includes a temperate rain forest where annual precipitation often exceeds 120 inches, yielding ferns the size of dining room tables

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A green cathedral, the forest has 2,178 miles of canopied roads, 200 miles of trails for hikers, bicyclists and horses, several providing access to Olympic National Park, and 19 developed campgrounds. It also has five boating sites, four nature trails and one viewpoint. Five wildernesses in the forest, totaling 88,480 acres, provide solitude and scenic beauty where the only access is by foot or horseback. Leased pets are permitted in the forest but not in the park. The forest receives more than 1.2 million visitor days annually. See www.fs.fed.us/r6/ olympic.

LAPUSH

This phenomenon is drawing thousands of visitors to LaPush leading to year-round activities and building upon the busy summer tourism season. Visitors also can spend hours sitting on the end of jetty at LaPush watching eagles, osprey, brown pelicans, seals and whales (who spout and breach just offshore in March and April). Surrounded by Olympic National Park, with nearby trails to Second Beach and Third Beach, the Quileute Tribe has hosted visitors quietly here for years, allowing campfires and camping on their beautiful crescent beach facing the Pacific Ocean. They now offer luxury cabins with whirlpool spas and gas fireplaces at the Quileute Oceanside Resort. The Quileute Marina serves as home for a commercial fishing fleet and recreational boats. Watch catches being moved to a fresh seafood processing plant located adjacent to the River’s Edge restaurant, which is open seasonally. The Quileute Tribe continues to support economic development at LaPush and is promoting the 26-room Thunderbird Hotel and 24 RV spaces in response to a significant number of people choosing to vacation at LaPush.

The homeland of the Quileute Tribe is a coastal area of one square mile commonly known as LaPush (the place name La Push comes from the traders who once traveled the coast and derives from the French languageinspired Chinook trade jargon word “la bouche” or river mouth). Author Stephenie Meyer discovered the Quileute’s rich heritage when she chose the West End of Clallam County as the setting

The Quileute Days celebration is scheduled for Friday-Sunday, July 18-20, in LaPush, with a parade Saturday morning. It is a celebration of Quileute tribal cultural heritage and modern lifestyles. Enjoy a street party, traditional salmon bake, street dances, fireworks, native arts and crafts displays and much more.

FORKS Surrounded by rainforest valleys and within minutes of the rugged Pacific Coast, Forks is a friendly little town, located in the heart of the Olympic Peninsula, where over 200 miles of wild rivers crisscross the region. Full of recreational opportunities and within an hour of Forks, one can be hiking or biking a rainforest trail, kayaking a tidal estuary, surfing a wilderness beach or canoeing a glacier-carved lake. And bring your best friend because there are many pet-friendly walking and hiking trails nearby. Take the self-guided Twilight sites tour, visit the Timber Museum and enjoy the Logging & Mill Tour offered by the Chamber of Commerce. You will find many restaurants, shops, adventure outfitters and lodgings in Forks. So savor the relaxed atmosphere of this town where folks still chat in grocery lines and stop for pedestrians. Bring a lightweight hooded jacket and a smile…though this town gets 10 or 12 feet of rain a year, no one carries an umbrella!

SPECIAL EVENTS BEYOND KITSAP COUNTY

TRAVELER’S DAY AND ARTS EXHIBITION

everything from show cars and tractor-pulled pirate ships to water canons.

An annual arts-focused public festival which celebrates the return of ‘The Traveler’ and spring. www.visitunion.com

THE TASTE OF HOOD CANAL

BLUE GRASS FROM THE FOREST FESTIVAL

Held annually in May at the Shelton High School Auditorium.

MASON COUNTY FOREST FESTIVAL

May 30 - June 2 Held in various locations in Shelton, celebrates the rich timber history in Mason County with a Paul Bunyan parade, a run, fireworks, logging show, car show and more.

MASON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY CAR SHOW

June 29 This annual event in Shelton features 350400 beautiful cars, trucks and motorcycles with a pie and ice cream social. www.masoncountyhistoricalsociety.org

TAHUYA DAYS

First weekend in July. This event features a parade with

Aug. 9 Hosted by the North Mason Rotary Club, this Seafair-sanctioned event held in downtown Belfair features family entertainment, with live music, food booths, arts and crafts, fire engines, a car show and more. www.tasteofhoodcanal.com

CELEBRATE HOODSPORT

July 4-6 The town of Hoodsport holds this three day event with a street fair, vendors, entertainment, a live auction and fireworks at dusk off the Port of Hoodsport dock.

ALLYN DAYS/GEODUCK FESTIVAL

July 18-20 Two fun days of activities at Allyn Waterfront Park starts with the North Mason Lions breakfast at the fire station, an aldersmoked salmon lunch, wine and beer garden, music and dancing, geoduck and other shellfish delicacies, a low-tide mud run and more. www.allyncommunityassociation.com

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GRAPEVIEW ART & WATER FESTIVAL

July 26 Hosted by the Grapview Community Association, this festival boasts a large art show featuring pottery, sculpture, jewelry, glass, woodworking and photography, food and a floating golf tee. This event offers plenty of free hands-on activities for kids, including a fishing derby. www.grapeviewwa.com

HOOD CANAL HIGHLAND CELTIC FESTIVAL

Aug. 30-31 Visit Belfair State Park and enjoy Highland and Celtic entertainment, including pipe bands, Celtic dancers, Scottish and Celtic vendors and delicious food. www.hoodcanalscots.org

OYSTERFEST

Oct. 4-5 Hosted by the Shelton Skookum Rotary Club Foundation, this event features oysters, wines, microbrews and live music. This popular event draws thousands and is home to the West Coast Oyster Shucking Championships and is Washington State’s official seafood festival. www.oysterfest.org

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BEYOND KITSAP DIRECTORY Brinnon Houseboats for Two 308913 U.S. 101, Brinnon, WA 98320 (360) 796-3440 www.houseboats4two.com Pleasant Harbor Paddle at Pleasant Harbor Marina (360)796-4116 www.kayakbrinnon.com

Forks Forks Washington Chamber of Commerce 1411 S Forks Ave, Forks, WA 98331 1-800-443-6757 www.forkswa.com

Graysmarsh Farm

U-pick Berries & Lavender

www.Graysmarsh.com 360-683-5563 Sequim

U-pick open June thru September Monday through Saturday 8 to 4 • Sunday 10 to 4

Beyond Kitsap

Friday Harbor Horseshu Guest Ranch 131 Gilbert Ln, Friday Harbor, WA 98250 360-378-2298 www.horseshu.com Susie’s Mopeds 125 Nichols St, Friday Harbor WA, 98250 360-532-0087 www.susiesmopeds.com Zip San Juan 1959 Egg Lake Rd, Friday Harbor, WA 98250 360-378-5947 www.zipsanjuan.com

Gig Harbor

274154 Hwy 101, Sequim

Open Daily May-Aug, 9-5 By Appointment Anytime

Spring-Summer 10-6p all week Fall-Winter 10-4p closed Tuesday Free admission for Lavender Weekend to our farm Vendors, Food, Music & Fun Activities Family Farm ~ Mother Carmen Sepulveda & Son Richard Barnes

lostmountainlavender.com 1541 Taylor Cutoff Rd., Sequim, WA 360-681-2782 18th

Brix 25 Restaurant 7707 Pioneer Way, Gig Harbor 98335 253-858-6626 www.harborbrix.com

F E S T I VA L ®

360-683-6453 www.sunshinelavender.com no pets please

JULY 18, 19 & 20, 2014

SEQUIM, WASHINGTON STATE, U.S.A.

Free U-Tour Farms • Free Street Fair

Bear’s Lair Bed & Breakfast 13706 92nd Ave Court NW, Gig Harbor 98329 (253)857-8877 www.bearslairbb.com

July 17, 18, & 19, 2015 — Save the Date “We’ll Keep the Lavender Blooming”

www.lavenderfestival.com info@lavenderfestival.com

Hoodsport Hoodsport Winery North 23501 Hwy 101, Hoodsport, WA 98548 www.hoodsport.com

Graham Tacoma Highland Games Frontier Park, 217th & Meridian/Highway 161, Graham, WA 98338 800-359-5947 www.tacomagames.org

Port Angeles George Washington 939 Finn Hall Rd, Port Angeles, WA 98362 360-452-5207 www.georgewashingtoninn.com Olympic Raft & Kayak 123 Lake Aldwell Rd, Port Angeles, WA 98363 (360)452-1443 www.raftandkayak.com

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www.sequimlavenderweekend.com Part of Sequim Lavender Weekend

360-681-3035

LAVENDER CAPITAL OF NORTH AMERICA®

Get Face-to-Face with Wildlife at

Home of the Waving Bears

Olympic Game Farm Entertaining Families for over 42 years!

OPEN DAILY 9am - 5pm Kids 5 and under FREE

Group, Military & Senior Discounts! Take our driving tour for a chance to see Zebra, Wolves, Buffalo, Lions, Coyote, Wild Cats, Deer, Elk,Waving Bears & more!

1423 Ward Rd, Sequim 98382

www.olygamefarm.com

1-800-778-4295

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Beyond Kitsap

SUSIE’S MOPEDS

BEYOND KITSAP DIRECTORY Port Angeles Sequim Lavender Festival 105 E 1st St, Port Angeles, WA 98362 (360)-681-3035 www.lavenderfestival.com

Explore San Juan Island at your leisure with a Moped, Scoot Coupe, or Car from Susie.

Port Ludlow

RENTALS ∙ DAILY Friday Harbor HOURLY

360-378-5244

Dana Pointe Interiors 62 Village Way, Port Ludlow, WA 98365 (360) 437-2060

Port Townsend The Belmont Historic Waterfront Restaurant, Saloon & Hotel 360-385-3007 925 Water St, Port Townsend, WA 98368 www.thebelmontpt.com Olympic Peninsula Wineries  www.olympicpeninsulawineries.org/ info@olympicpeninsulawineries.org

Come and experience for yourself the only zip line tour in the San Juan Islands. Our Family Friendly zip tour features 8 zip lines that provide an amazing way to experience the natural landscape of San Juan Island Reservation Required • www.ZipSanJuan.com • (360) 378-5947

Toasting the Olympic Coastal Lifestyle Visit the Olympic Peninsula Wineries and enjoy the quintessential experience of superb local wine, fresh regional cuisine and spectacular scenery.

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Port Townsend Aero Museum 105 Airport Rd, Port Townsend, WA 98368 (360) 379-5244 www.ptaeromuseum.com Wooden Boat Foundation 431 Water Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368 360-385-3628 www.woodenboat.org

Quilcene Olympic Music Fest 7360 Center Rd, Quilcene, WA 98376 360-732-4800 www.olympicmusicfestival.org

Sequim Graysmarsh Farm 6187 Woodcock Road, Sequim, 98382 1-800-683-4367 www.Graysmarshfarm.com Lost Mountain Lavender 1541 Taylor Cutoff Road, Sequim, WA 98382 Toll Free: 1-888-507-7481 Phone: 1-360-681-2782 www.lostmountainlavender.com Olympic Game Farm 1423 Ward Rd, Sequim 98382 360-683-4295 www.olygamefarm.com Sequim Lavender Festival 2nd & Fir, Downtown Sequim 360-681-3035 www.lavenderfestival.com Sunshine Herb & Lavender Farm 274154 U.S. 101, Sequim, WA 98382 360-683-6453 www.sunshinelavender.com

Shelton Oyster Fest Shelton WA 98584 www.oysterfest.org

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refresh. redo. reinvent upholstery • window coverings • carpet

90TH ANNUAL

MAKAH DAYS Hailey Greene Makah Day Queen 2013

Designing Interiors all over Kitsap and Jefferson Counties! Come see our Newly Expanded Showroom!

2014 NEAH BAY

hardwood • tile • granite • home accessories

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General contractor #DANAII011PR

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Canoe Races Arts & Crafts Fair Bone Games (Indian Gambling) Field & Sport Races Modern Dances

Sat. & Sun. Fri., Sat., & Sun. Fri., Sat., & Sun. 35765936

360-437-2060 www.danapointeinteriors.com danapointe@olypen.com

Friday, Saturday, Sunday Aug 22 - 24

Sat. & Sun. Fri. & Sat.

Contact Rose Jimmicum, Makah Days Chairperson • 360-645-3101

The museum contributes to our vibrant community & preserves aviation history in the Pacific Northwest. A gorgeous, relaxing drive. Just 45 miles NW of Seattle & only 30 minutes from Hood Canal bridge. Beautiful location, flanked by the Olympic Mountains & the Puget Sound

Open Wednesdays through Sundays from 9 am to 4 pm $10 general admission • Children under 7 - FREE Airport Road, Port Townsend 98368 • 360-379-5244 For Specials & Group Discount, See Online www.ptaeromuseum.com HIKE  BIKE  FISH  KAYAK  EXPLORE  BEACHCOMB 

Sea Kayak

Addtional $25

Adult $70 Child (Ages 8-12)

Intermediate Clinics

Stand Up Paddleboarding

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Visitor Information Center • Open Daily • Free WiFi 24/7

Please stop by for area information. Located at the south end of town, next door to the Forks Timber Museum and across from the airport. Super-friendly staff, clean restrooms available during business hours, picnic area and ample parking for RV’s.

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RELAX  STAY  PLAY  EAT  CAMP 

Experience dam removal and river restoration first hand or find solitude on the amazing Salish Sea RAFT KAYAK INSTRUCTION


Beyond Kitsap Whether you're looking for a weekend getaway, or a week long honeymoon, House Boats for Two offers a calm respite where you can relax in a world-class setting.

For Information Call (360)796-3440

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June 28 - Sept. 7 Saturdays & Sundays @ 2PM www.olympicmusicfestival.org

Key City Public Theatre

Wooden Boat Festival Port Townsend ~ September 5-7, 2014

a perfect day trip

Open Daily 10-6 • Fine Wines • Craft Beer & Cider • Chocolate Truffles www.hoodsport.com 360-877-9894 1-800-580-9894

Music ! Food! Family Fun! (& Boats...!) www.woodenboat.org

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First Annual FREE

North 23501 HWY 101, Hoodsport WA

45TH ANNUAL

45TH ANNUAL

Tacoma Tacoma Highland Highland Games Games

FRIDAY,June June27: 27:Celtic CelticConcert Concert FRIDAY, SATURDAY, June28: 28:Highland HighlandGames Games SATURDAY, June FrontierPark Park- -Graham, Graham,WAWA Frontier tacomagames.org tacomagames.org

Celebrating 35 years • a Winery Loop ® Winery

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Celtic Concert

Friday, June 27th 6:00 - 9:00 PM $5.00 parking fee Frontier Park Graham, WA

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Kitsap County is a beautiful place to visit, live and work.

Employment Opportunities Olympic College (OC) is a public community college that educates more than 12,000 students a year. Highly qualified faculty and staff are committed to providing the best educational experience possible. The college has three campuses – Bremerton, Shelton and Poulsbo, WA. Please visit our website for information on job openings and for required application materials. www.olympic.edu/employment Human Resource Services Office is located on the Bremerton Campus on the 5th floor of the College Service Center. Phone: 360-475-7300 Office hours: 8:00 a.m - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday

Work, Life, Balance Messenger House Care Center Supports all that you do

Work Where Life Matters!

Re-Vamped mangement with new direction is seeking CNA’s

Caregivers are now being hired for Kitsap County.

For every 500 hours worked as a CNA you get $200.00 Sign-on bonus - $200 after 180 days another $200 after 1st anniversary $200 employee referral bonus

• Competitive starting wage of $10.95. • With a CNA certification $11.20. Plus a $.60 weekend differential. • Medical/Dental/Vision • Paid leave • Mileage reimbursement • Paid training and testing

Come and enjoy a truly caring and supportive atmosphere

Call: 360-874-7132

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Kitsap’s Hiring Your Future Starts Now.

GRAND OPENING at our Poulsbo location 19245 10th Ave NE, Poulsbo, WA 98370 (Store #3148)

Apply online at www.careersatsafeway.com Safeway is an Equal opportunity employer

Transitioning Out of the Military? The Port of Seattle Can Help!

Suquamish Tribe The Port Madison Indian Reservation is located on the Kitsap Peninsula waterfront across the Puget Sound from Seattle. The reservation is home to the Suquamish people, a fishing tribe whose leader was Chief Seattle, after whom the city tooks it’s name.

Veterans Fellowship Program The Port of Seattle’s Veterans Fellowship Program assists veterans in transition from active duty to the civilian work environment. The program supports you through exposure and experience in the civilian workplace while refining skills and abilities necessary for successful integration into civilian organizations. Through career guidance from the Port of Seattle, backed by the dedication and work ethic reflective of your service in the armed forces, you will have the opportunity to successfully transfer your military experience into the civilian workplace in a six-month fellowship. WHAT AWAITS YOU AT THE PORT OF SEATTLE

Link Your Future to the Safeway Team. Equal Opportunity Employer

For our current positions check our Job Line at:

360-394-8414

Email jgooby@suquamish.nsn.us Fax 360-598-2504 We are an Equal Employment Opportunity/ Indian Preference Employer

While gaining invaluable on-the-job experience and training during your fellowship with the Port of Seattle, you receive individualized career assistance through: • Exposure to the civilian work environment and to corporate business practices • Identification of your transferable skills • Resume writing guidance and interviewing practice • Planned and informal networking opportunities with other organizations and civilian employees As a fellow you receive appropriate compensation for your work. Basic health care benefits are provided for you and your dependents. Our program is recognized as a best practice by Hire America’s Heroes, a Seattlebased consortium dedicated to helping men and women leaving active duty to refine their skills and focus on the abilities necessary for the current business environment.

For more info or to apply today visit http://www.portseattle.org/Jobs/Students-and-Veterans/Pages/Veterans.aspx

You Served Our Country, Now Let Us Serve You.

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KITSAP’S PET SPECIALISTS

PET SPECIALIST DIRECTORY Animal Rescue & Services Animal Rescue Families 360-698-6576 www.animalrescuefamilies.org

Pet Care Alder Creek Pet Lodge 15250 Cox Rd NW, Poulsbo 98370 360-697-6717 www.aldercreekpetlodge.com Aunty Min’s Specialized Pet Care 206-660-6090 auntymin@comcast.net www.auntymins.com Claudia’s Pet Care (360)509-8567 luvacupoftea@yahoo.com www.claudiaspetcare.com Happy Tails Doggie Day Camp (360)930-0505 happytailsddc@live.com www.happytailsdoggiedaycamp.com Heart Strings Pet Sitters 206-778-5627 lydia@hspetsitters.com www.hspetsitters.com Pawsably Home LLC 253-224-6887 www.pawsablyhome.com Peninsula Pet Lodge 2319 Point Fosdick Dr NW. Gig Harbor 98335 253-851-3930 www.peninsulapetlodges.com Posey’s Critter Care (360)769-8404 poseyscrittercare@hotmail.com www.facebook.com/poseyscrittercare Teacher’s Pet Dog Training, Boarding & Daycare 360-509-5744 kelliehanson@embarqmail.com www.teacherspetdogs.com

Pet Grooming Blue Collar Pet Grooming 1740 NE Riddell Rd, #307, Bremerton 98310 360-377-8691 www.bluecollarpetsalon.com

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Thunder Paws

Commuter Special

Services offered: Canine companion: Walks, Brushing, Yard Scooping Feline Friend: Brushing, Play Games, Litter Scooping Bird Buddy: Company, Cage Cleaning

Canine Underwater Treadmill & Animal Massage

Special Instructions Welcome Call to set up an Interview References Available Licensed and Bonded Serving North Kitsap Since 2009

• Post-surgical rehab exercise • Orthopedic & Age-related conditions • Agility & Fitness

Terry Shuck,

S.A.M.P

Small Animal Massage Practitioner

Lydia Macfadden

info@thunderpawsam.com

thunderpawsam.com • 360-509-1374

Call or Text 206.778.5627 www.hspetsitters.com

Peninsula Pet Lodge is not your ordinary pet lodging

facility, we are the place for people whose pets are like family members. We treat your dog or cat like a member of our family. With individual beds, private quarters, swimming pool, large fully fenced yards that all the dogs run in and daycare services your pet will feel right at home.

We offer overnight lodging with optional luxury suites, salon grooming, and even a doggie day care to keep your dog entertained while you are at work or on vacation. Our cat lodging is second to none as each cat gets their own condo and during the day they roam in the cattery.

Two Locations

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www.peninsulapetlodges.com Gig Harbor (253) 851-3930 2319 Pt. Fosdick Dr. NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98335 Olalla (253) 857-5990 5493 SE Burley-Olalla Rd., Olalla, WA 98359

Over the Rainbow Bridge Pet Crematorium

at our Olalla location Over the Rainbow Bridge Pet Crematorium (253) 857-4220

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Helping pets and their owners in a time of need


Breeders, walkers, veterinarians, special parks, groups, adoption & rescue, exotic pets and services in Kitsap. ANIMAL RESCUE FAMILIES www.animalrescuefamilies.org

360-698-6576 A Non-Profit Organization, offering Pet Adoptions and Low Cost Spay/Neuter

Alder Creek Pet Lodge, INC

15250 Cox Road NW, Poulsbo, WA 98370 www.aldercreekpetlodge.com (360) 697-6717 Fax (360) 697-6016 Toll Free (877) 378-9380

Jim Little, D.V.M. • Janet Beagley, D.V.M. • Irene Choi, D.V.M. • Kathryn R. Krueger, D.V.M. • Eva Pinto, D.V.M.

“Caring For Your Pets Like Family” CATS • DOGS • BIRDS REPTILES • RODENTS and OTHER EXOTICS (Exotic Vet for Petco)

State of the art: Dental X-rays(digital) Surgery suite Computerized radiography Examinations • Vaccinations • Surgery • Dentistry • Micro Chipping • Digital Radiology • Spays/Neuters • Health Certificates • Challenging Exotic Surgeries, Internal Medicine & Skin Cases EMERGENCY CARE - 24 hour monitored patient care in a safe environment Open 7 days a week including holidays

360-377-3801

www.allcreatures24hr.com 4241 State Hwy 3 W • Bremerton (Gorst)

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PET SPECIALIST DIRECTORY The Fluffy Ruff Dog Spa 344 Tormey Lane NE, Ste 173, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 206-842-3599 www.thefluffyruff.com

Pet Supplies

Boomer’s Pet Boutique Historic Downtown Poulsbo Front Street 360-930-0361 www.BoomersPetBoutique.com Green Cottage Pets (253)851-8806 3024 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor, 98835 www.greencottagepets.net Park Ave Pets 421 Park Ave, Bremerton, Wa 98337 360-479-1055

Pet Training

Guiding Hands Pet Obedience (360)779-7730 noelritter@comcast.net www.Guiding-Hands.com Shade’s Dog Training (360)297-6732  shadesdogtraining@yahoo.com www.shadesdogtraining.net

Veterinary Services

All Creatures Animal Hospital 360-377-3801 4241 State Hwy 3 W., Bremerton, 98312 www.allcreatures24hr.com Cedar Creek Animal Clinic 360-876-9009 2950 SE Mile Hill Drive, Port Orchard, 98366 www.cedarcreekwa.com Kitsap Veterinary Hospital 3036 Bethel Rd SE, Port Orchard, 98366 (360)876-2021 www.kitsapvet.com Woodside Animal Hospital 1601 Woods Road SE, Port Orchard 98366 360-871-3335 www.woodsideanimalhospital.com

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KITSAP’S PET SPECIALISTS

Breeders, walkers, veterinarians, special parks, groups, adoption & rescue, exotic pets and services in Kitsap. Thank you for trusting us with the care of your pets. Their health and well being are our Blue Collar top priority. Your pet’s continued, consistent care is our whole-hearted commitment to you. Pet Salon & Self Service 1740 NE Riddell Rd, Suite 130, Bremerton (In the Riddell Square)

360-377-8691 Dr. Kristin Kelsey, Dr. Tomoko Kiyonaga, Dr. Jim Wempe, Dr. Mike Alberts

Not Your Ordinary PET STORE!

2950 S.E. Mile Hill Dr. Port Orchard, WA 98366 360-876-9009 • info@cedarcreekwa.com 8am - 6pm Mon-Fri • Saturday - 8am - 4pm

#1 Best Pet Shop - North Kitsap 2013 POULSBO • Front St. (360) 930-0361 www.BoomersPetBoutique.com

Your Pet. Their YourHealth. Pet. Their OurHealth. Passion. Our Passion.

Quality Foods, Treats & Toys for your Furry Family Members!

Green Cottage Pets A Health Food Store for Dogs and Cats

MichaelMichael Michael Van Horn Van ,Horn, DVM Horn ,DVM David Reed David , DVM Reed Van DVM David Reed, DVM , DVM Keena Van Keena Horn Van ,Horn, DVM Horn ,DVMJenna Jenna Heft Jenna , DVM Heft Keena Van DVM Heft, DVM , DVM • Preventative • Preventative and Interventional and Interventional Care for All Life for Stages All Life Stages •Care Preventative and Interventional • Dentistry• Dentistry Care forand All Life Stages • Emergency • Emergency and Critical Care Critical Care • General and ••General Orthopedic and Orthopedic Surgery Surgery Dentistry • Acupuncture • Acupuncture and Massage and Massage • Behavioral ••Behavioral Counciling Counciling Emergency and Critical Care • Grooming • Grooming • General and • Pet Portal • Pet with Portal with Orthopedic Surgery Online Pharmacy Online Pharmacy

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Acupuncture and Massage Behavioral Counciling Grooming Pet Portal with Online Pharmacy

Park Ave Pets carries only the healthiest dog food, cat food & treats.

See what a difference a good diet will do for your pet.

253.851.8806

3028 Harborview Dr Gig Harbor, WA 98335 greencottagepets@earthlink.net www.greencottagepets.net

DOG BOARDING When life leads you away from home, you should enjoy the Journey! Let us take the stress out of leaving home

Come experience veterinary healthcare with us. We would love to serve you!

Military and Military Seniorand discounts Senior discounts available available

www.woodsideanimalhospital.com www.woodsideanimalhospital.com (360) 871-3335 (360) 871-3335

PAWSABLY HOME, LLC Tina Bohl, Owner

421 Park Avenue, Bremerton Military and Senior discounts available

(360) 871-3335

Facilitator

Victoria Wagner began her career with Eastman Kodak in 1978 as an accountant based at the Rochester, New York Kodak Park manufacturing site. While there, Wagner held a variety of financial and supervisory positions, serving a wide variety of client organizations. Wagner relocated to Columbus, Georgia in 1988 where she was a member of a start-up team for a joint venture between Kodak and Matsushita, LTD (a.k.a. Panasonic). In 1992, Wagner moved to Colorado where she continued her career in finance at Kodak’s Windsor manufacturing site, Kodak Colorado Division where she provided financial support to each of the site’s major manufacturing divisions. In 2003, she became finance director for the Kodak Colorado Division in 2003, then a $500M business employing over 1500 people.

10% Military Discount w/ ID

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Victoria Wagner

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Wagner was named director of site strategy in 2008 and tasked with developing a strategy so the Colorado site could respond to industry declines. The multi-year, multi-million dollar project involved the demolition of 1M square feet of vacant manufacturing space, and the sale of the remaining vacant land for future redevelopment. The project provided the remaining businesses with a competitive advantage as the low cost producer of the products manufactured at the site. During project implementation, she was promoted to plant manager, Kodak Colorado Division. Upon completion of the project, Wagner retired after nearly 34 years with the company.

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253-224-6887 www.pawsablyhome.com Check out our website for a virtual tour! Located on the Key Peninsula near Gig Harbor and Port Orchard


Great Wine Fun!

Taste the Wines of Bainbridge Explore our tasting rooms and wineries from downtown Winslow to across the Island.

Uncompromising. Unpretentious. Uniquely Bainbridge.

Winery tours on select weekends

Tasting Rooms in Poulsbo and Bainbridge

18827 Front Street Poulsbo

287 Winslow Way E Bainbridge Island

www.ElevenWinery.com 206.780.0905

Creating Memories Together... Unique custom jewelry to last forever.

Voted #1 Best Jeweler in North Kitsap 2009 - 2013 18946 Front Street • Downtown Poulsbo 360-779-3322 • www.blueheronjewelry.com


Come experience the PORT ORCHARD Car Shopping Experience You Can Count On Us, #1 in Customer Satisfaction! Save money with Kitsap County’s lower vehicle tax

*compared to Pierce and King Counties

Our small building means less over head costs, and large lot means more room for a huge variety of vehicles!

HUNDREDS OF NEW & USED CARS TO CHOOSE FROM

Right on the Bay... Right on the Price!

Our Quality Customer Service and Friendly Staff will help you find the right vehicle to fit your lifestyle AND our Parts and Service Department are here to keep your vehicle on the road for years to come! Get Connected

1215 Bay Street • Port Orchard

1-888-719-3117 • 360-876-3000

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New to Downtown Port Orchard. Port Orchard Public Market is a year round, indoor public market with the best of everything the Kitsap Peninsula has to offer. From seafood, produce, beer and wine to artisan chocolate, ice cream and great eateries it’s all fresh local! Enjoy the ambiance of old Port Orchard in this 100 year old beautifully renovated building. 715 Bay Street, Port Orchard, Washington portorchardpublicmarket.com

Lively Delicious Fun!


Port Orchard & South Kitsap’s Annual Festival

Celebrates its 47th year!

FATHOMS O' FUN FESTIVAL EVENTS Port Orchard Seagull Splat Run

Columbia Bank Presents

Fathoms O’ Fun Grand Parade & Activities

Saturday May 24th, 12:30pm

Honoring Military and Veteran Families following the Chamber’s Seagull Calling Contest & the Wings Cook-off

Saturday June 28th, All Day

At Bay Street - downtown Port Orchard - Parade starts at 6pm

WAVE Broadband Presents

Pirates Rendezvous Craft & Vendor Show

Annual Grand Fireworks Show

Concerts By The Bay

Festival By The Bay At The Cruz

Weekly at 6:30pm - Port Orchard’s Waterfront Gazebo

Downtown - Bay Street

May 24th-25th, All Day on the waterfront

July 4th at 10:30pm on Sinclair Inlet View from Port Orchard, Bremerton

June 5th through August 28th

Sunday August 10th, 9am-4pm

Fathoms Summer Festival By The Sea Craft & Vendor Show

Chocolate Festival Ball, Friday Nov. 7th Chocolatiers & Craft Vendor Show, Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 8th & 9th

June 27th - 29th on the Waterfront Music, Crafts, Food, Children’s Fun

Fathoms O’ Fun June 5th — August 29th Thursday each week 6:30 p.m. at the Port Orchard Marina Waterfront Park Rain or Shine — Free Admission

With Special Additional Concerts

at the Pirates Rendezvous Craft & Vendor Show, May 24-25; Fathoms Summer Festival & Vendor Show June 27th through 29th and the Grand Fireworks show July 4th 12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

The Chocolate Festival

Port Orchard Pavilion

Breakfast with Santa November 29th, 8am-Noon

Port Orchard Eagles, 4001 Jackson Ave SE

FATHOMS O’ FUN FESTIVAL

is a community service organization, carrying on a tradition since Port Orchard was young. It’s operated by community volunteers. Fathoms provides a variety of family activities throughout the year including the Grand Parade, Festival activities, scholarship pageant, summer concerts, a craft & vendor show, a street fair, children’s events, and an award winning community festival float which appears in parades throughout the state. The centerpiece of Fathom’s annual programs is its coordination of the 4th of July Sinclair Inlet Fireworks Show. Drawing crowds of 60,000 or more, the show is visible to Bremerton, the Naval Shipyard, and Port Orchard areas.

FOR CONCERT LISTING SEE OUR WEBSITE

Info at: 360-871-1805 • 360-876-3505 • www.FathomsOFun.org


Explore Port Orchard

Premier Golfing ● Live Music ● Art Galleries ● Museums ● Antiques & Collectibles ● Bicycling ● Shoreline Pedestrian Pathway ● Live Theatre ● Marina ● Parks ● Dining ● Festivals ● Charming Accomodations ● Farmers Market

Port Orchard Public Market Opening 2014

Fathoms O’Fun Activities (see opposite page)

Ladies Night Out—May 9 Seagull Calling Festival—May 24 Harbor Festival—May 24-26 SK Golf Classic at Trophy Lake — July 9 Chris Craft Rendezvous—July 10-13 Historic Home & Garden Tour—July 26-27 Mustangs on the Waterfront—July 27 The Cruz Classic Car Show—August 10 Taste of Port Orchard—August 31

Rotary Wine Festival—September 13 Ladies Night Out—September 19 Festival of Chimes & Lights—December 6 Jingle Bell Run—December 6 Log Cabin Pictures with Santa, Dec. 6-7, 13-14 First Saturday Art Walks, April—Nov. Saturday Farmers Market, April—Oct.

For more information www.exploreportorchard.com


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We’re with you every step of the way.

Bainbridge Island | East Bremerton | Poulsbo | Port Orchard | Silverdale

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Discover Kitsap - Discover Kitsap 2014  

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Discover Kitsap - Discover Kitsap 2014  

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