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DISCOVER KITSAP THE PENINSULA’S PREMIER TOURISM PUBLICATION

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT • TOURS AND ACTIVITIES • SHOPPING AND MUSEUMS • BEACHES AND PARKS A SPECIAL PUBLICATION OF SOUND PUBLISHING • 2015


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WELCOME TO KITSAP KITSAP COUNTY MAP THE GREAT OUTDOORS EXPLORE KITSAP KITSAP IS THE PLACE FOR KIDS SHOPPING IS ALWAYS AN ADVENTURE IN KITSAP 39 SOUND AND STAGE 43 TASTE OF KITSAP

49 WHERE TO MEET, PLACES TO STAY 54 THE SPORTING LIFE IN KITSAP 57 CAR SHOWS 59 CALENDAR OF EVENTS 67 MARINAS 69 HEALTHCARE 74 MILITARY

76 GETTING AWAY TO IT ALL 80 COMMUNITIES 123 CLIMATE 124 PARKS 128 BEYOND KITSAP 145 BUSINESS INDEX


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COMMUNITIES 80 BAINBRIDGE ISLAND

A great place to explore. Go ahead and look back. But be sure to come back.

89 POULSBO

A community known for its artists, musicians and Norwegian flavor, Poulsbo is a great place to spend a day or more.

96 KEYPORT

A place to enjoy the views and Navy underwater history.

98 KINGSTON AND HANSVILLE

Fly a kite, visit a park, ride the ferry. Do it all in Kingston and Hansville.

103 PORT GAMBLE

A rich past brings a delightful smile to those who visit here.

106 SUQUAMISH

Whether you enjoy a day at the spa or a wild ride on the water, you’ll find it here.

107 LITTLE BOSTON

From a visit to a casino, to seeing a Native American totem pole, Little Boston means entertainment.

108 SILVERDALE

A great mix of old and new, Central Kitsap offers quaint bakeries at which to have a sandwich and great modern day shopping at the mall. Best of all, it’s all within view of the water.

112 BREMERTON

Spend some time in town and see great art, Navy ships, enjoy a nice meal, and see a show. Bremerton has it all.

118 PORT ORCHARD

With a unique downtown filled with homegrown merchants and their wares, Port Orchard is a place to shop, eat, and enjoy the view.


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DISCOVER KITSAP the Natural Side of Puget Sound

it's always playtime

PUBLISHER Lori Maxim ADVERTISING DIRECTOR Donna Etchey EDITOR Leslie Kelly WRITERS Seraine Page, Dannie Oliveaux, Chris Chancellor, Brian Kelly, Luciano Marano, Richard D. Oxley, Richard Walker, Kipp Robertson, Chris Tucker, Peter O’Cain, Chad Gillespie COVER PHOTO BY Olympic Outdoor Center DESIGN & LAYOUT Bryon Kempf AD DESIGN & PRODUCTION Kelsey Thomas, Bryon Kempf, Mark Gillespie, John Rodriquez, Vanessa Calverley BAINBRIDGE REVIEW 206-842-6613 Sales: Marleen Martinez, Frank Portello BREMERTON PATRIOT 360-308-9161 Sales: Jennifer Zuver, Bill McDonald

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Let’s discover! Welcome to Kitsap County

With more than 250 miles of accessible shoreline, virtually every community has waterfront views. Kitsap County is a great 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 shopping, the great outdoors, coffee stops, breweries, wineries, restaurants and entertainment.

lar destinations of Kingston, Bainbridge Island, Poulsbo, Silverdale, Bremerton and Port Orchard.

And we do so in a place that’s lots less crowded with room to move.

Kitsap County has an array of unique and picturesque towns with amazing scenery, fabulous festivals and fairs, superb farmers markets and the friendliest people you’ll ever find.

With more than 250 miles of accessible shoreline, virtually every community in the county has waterfront views, including the popu-

Because of that, Kitsap County is the place 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.

Stop off anywhere in the

county and let the locals know 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 even a quiet place where you can stretch out with a good book and feel the sun. As for the people, according to the latest U.S. Census, there are 253,968 people, 97,622 households, and more than 80,000 families residing in the county. Notable people from Kitsap County include Nathan Adrian, swimmer and Olympic gold medalist; James Kelsey, sculptor;

Debbie Macomber, bestselling romance novelist; Gregg Olsen, mystery/ crime novelist, Benji Olson, NFL football player, Marvin Williams, NBA player for Atlanta, Delilah Rene, American radio personality, author and songwriter, Bree Schaaf, bobsledder and 2010 Winter Olympics competitor, and Ben Shepherd, bass guitarist for Soundgarden. Kitsap County was named for Chief Kitsap of the Suquamish Tribe. Its county seat is at Port Orchard, and its largest city is Bremerton. Kitsap County was formed from King and Jefferson counties on Jan. 16, 1857. Its early history includes: 5000 BC - The Suquamish begin to settle on the Kitsap Peninsula.

ON THE COVER… Kayaking is becoming a favorite sport in Kitsap County. Photo by Olympic Outdoor Center.


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1792 - Captain George Vancouver, first Englishman to visit this area, named Puget’s Sound, Hood’s Canal, Port Orchard, Mount Rainier, Vashon Island and other places. 1852 -.First non-native inhabitants on the “Great Peninsula” built a mill at what is now Kingston. 1854 - Port Gamble and its mill begun. Longest operating sawmill of five original mills, it was in operation until 1996. The town is a National Historic Site. 1857 - Slaughter County established from parts of King and Jefferson counties. Named after Lieutenant Slaughter. Six months later, the people changed the name to Kitsap County. 1866 - June 7, Chief Seattle died. Though he was born, lived, died and is buried on the Kitsap Peninsula, he is best known for lending his name to what was later to become Washington’s largest city. 1891 - Puget Sound Naval Station established in Bremerton.

DO YOU HAVE A GREAT PHOTO TAKEN IN KITSAP COUNTY? We want to hear from you. Discover Kitsap is looking for a cover photo for the 2016 edition. Beginning Jan. 1, 2016, email your submissions to lkelly@soundpublishing.com. We need photos showing people out and about having fun. Photos need to be in jpeg format and at least 300 dpi. Call 360-779-4464, ext. 5052 for more information.


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Your Outdoor Room Dreams

The United States Navy is the largest employer in the county, with installations at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Naval Undersea Warfare Center Keyport, and Naval Base Kitsap which comprises former Naval Station Bangor and Naval Station Bremerton.

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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 kayaking and bicycle trails around, and plenty of marked hiking trails, too. Inside Discover Kitsap, you’ll find stories about various geographical locations in the county. You’ll be led through the cities and towns and learn about the special highlights at each location. You’ll also find information on where to shop, eat, enjoy theater and where to take the kids for a day.

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If you’re into the great outdoors, Discover Kitsap will route you to the best fishing, crabbing, kayaking, scuba diving, hiking or camping around. We’ll tell you about options for where to stay over, events month-by-month and what to expect from our weather. We’ll point you to places nearby for day trips. And don’t forget to patronize our advertisers, for without them, Discover Kitsap would not be possible. Kitsap County is a great combination of Native American, Scandinavian, military, outdoor and pioneer attractions, all within a one-hour radius. And that’s what makes Kitsap an easy-to-tour destination rich in history and diversity. Now, go have fun! - Leslie Kelly, editor

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The Great Outdoors There’s plenty to do outdoors in Kitsap County . Whether you’re into boating, fishing, camping or just playing ball at a nice public park, Kitsap County has a great variety of places for you. BY LESLIE KELLY


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CAMPING

Whether its in a state park, or elsewhere, Kitsap County offers plenty of places to camp in a tent or not.

KITSAP MEMORIAL STATE PARK, just five miles south of the Hood Canal Bridge. The 58-acre camping park has 1,797 feet of saltwater shoreline and facilities for group and individual recreation, weddings and overnight stays. The park offers beautiful natural surroundings and sweeping views of Puget Sound and beyond. Grassy play fields and children’s play equipment, a saltwater beach with tide pools and shellfish harvesting opportunities are highlights of this park. Wedding day-use facilities and a vacation house are available for overnight rental. The closest boat launch is at Salsbury County Park, four miles north on Highway 3. Other camping opportunities include: FAY BAINBRIDGE PARK 15446 Sunrise DR NE, Bainbridge Island 17-acre marine camping park with 1,420 feet of saltwater shoreline on the northeast corner of Bainbridge Island. GREEN MOUNTAIN HORSE CAMP: On Highway 3 between Bremerton and Silverdale. Site is open for camping Saturday and Sunday only - June through September. Bring your own water.

DEWATTO CAMPGROUND 1001 Dewatto-Holly Road, Tahuya The Port of Dewatto maintains a natural and primitive campground with 60 campsites about 40 minutes drive-time from Belfair on the Kitsap Peninsula. The campsites are nestled among tall evergreen trees at the confluence of the Dewatto River and White Creek. A covered community kitchen area is located centrally to parking. You can drive or walk the Dewatto River 3/4-mile to the saltwater beach on Dewatto Bay, which is part of Hood Canal. Features camping, hiking, fishing, boating, water-skiing, and shellfish. The Tahuya State Forest has become a destination for more than 200,000 recreationalists each year to ride, hike, and camp. BELFAIR STATE PARK 410 NE Beck Road, Belfair Belfair State Park is a 63-acre, year-round camping park on 3,720 feet of saltwater shoreline at the southern end of Hood Canal.

SALSBURY POINT COUNTY PARK 3600 Beach Drive, Poulsbo A 6.5 acres area with saltwater beach access, boat launch, fishing pier, restrooms, picnic shelter, and picnic area. Camping limited to Cascadia Marine Trail.

KITSAP MEMORIAL SLEEPER CABINS 202 NE Park Street Poulsbo Four sleeper cabins, each sleeps five. Log furniture, fire pit and picnic table. Water at site. Restrooms nearby. Located in Kitsap Memorial State Park. Make reservations direct with the park.

SCENIC BEACH STATE PARK Seabeck An 88-acre camping park with 1,500 feet of saltwater beachfront on Hood Canal. Native rhododendrons and stunning, clear-day views of Hood Canal and the Olympic Mountains. ADA-compliant paths lead to a country garden, gazebo, rustic bridge and huge trees.

BLAKE ISLAND STATE PARK: This beautiful 475-acre island camping park, with five miles of saltwater beach shoreline, is only reachable by private boat or tour boats. Kitsap Harbor Tours, departs from Port Orchard and Argosy Cruises, departs from Seattle, to take visitors to the Island and Tillicum Village to enjoy a unique Northwest Indian dining and cultural experience.


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HIKING & WALKING

If you’re looking for a day hike or a weekend challenge, there’s one for you. The Kitsap Peninsula offers walks and hikes for all levels if condition and all time commitments. If you’re looking for a day hike or a weekend challenge, there’s one for you. Among the best hikes around is the Guillemot Cove Preserve in Seabeck. There’s 184 acres of saltwater beach access with walking trails. Be sure to visit the Stump House.

MANZANITA PARK: on Day Road West on Bainbridge Island. Manzanite park is a 120acre recreational complex with 2.27 miles of self-guided trail through diverse woods and wetlands. Plants and trees common to marsh lands and typical northwest types are featured. Best hikes are last summer and early fall.

ANNA SMITH PARK: 7601 Tracyton Boulevard, Bremerton: More than six acres of saltwater beach access, picnic areas, demonstration gardens, with marked trails. Restrooms are nearby. NELSON PARK, IN POULSBO: A restored farmhouse is the anchor for this park with walking trails, play area, and picnic areas.

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SOUTH KITSAP REGIONAL PARK, PORT ORCHARD: Forest trails, children’s playground, ballfields, batting cages, horseshoe courts, paintball, miniature railroad, basketball, volleyball, picnic shelter. 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 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. 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. AMERICAN LEGION PARK IN POULSBO: A small park on Liberty Bay that offers wildlife and bird watching, along with waterfront walks.

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 reserve offers beach access. The main trail can 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, threemile 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.


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KAYAKING Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced kayaker, there’s a place for you to enjoy in Kitsap County.

Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced kayaker, there’s a place for you to enjoy in Kitsap County. With more than 350 miles of saltwater shoreline, numerous bays and inlets, the beautiful Hood Canal and many small lakes, take time and put your Kayak in the water. 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 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.” The Kitsap Peninsula National Water Trails showcases miles of coastline on the Puget Sound and some of the most spectacular marine environments on the planet, Kuntz said. The trail is a destination for paddlers and visitors from around the globe because of its unique marine environments, the natural scenic beauty of mountains and sound, migrating marine mammal populations and friendly and inviting ports and towns steeped in tradition. The trail is part of the larger Cascadia Marine Trail in Washington State founded in 1993 and was also designated in 2014 as part of the National Trails System, administered by the National Park Service. The trail is divided into 13 segments each with its own unique brand of paddling and adventures. The northern trails, outside of the protected bays and inlets, are more exposed to the open waters of Puget Sound and thus require greater paddling skills but provide some of the most spectacular wildlife encounters. Paddling in and around orca whales, gray whales, humpback whales, harbor porpoise, California sealions, and numerous other marine species can be

had throughout the year. Marine mammals migrate seasonally with their food supplies so it’s best to go looking for them when they are most likely to be around, he said. According to Kuntz, some favorite paddling locations are Port Gamble Bay, Miller Bay, and Hood Head on the west side of Hood Canal. The central trails, protected by more land masses, are ideal for day outings and family adventures. The central sound contains many more bays and inlets that terminate in lovely historic port towns. Poulsbo, Silverdale, and Port Orchard are a few favorites that have easy access and lots of amenities like hotels, restaurants, and shopping for that after paddle rendezvous. Poulsbo is home to one of the largest seal rookeries in the sound with upwards of 150 seals from May through September that can be viewed from the water or nearby parks. The southern trails, having more islands than any other segment and numerous state parks and onwater camping are ideal for multi-day paddling trips. Harstene, Hope, and Anderson are but a few of the more popular destination. The south also offers some of the best birding. Many of the inlets are as natural today as when Peter Puget first explored in 1792. With their tree lined hills reaching to the water making for quiet backwaters where flotillas of waterfowl, seals, and the occasional whale can be seen. The Hood Canal trails are a far cry from the meandering island trails of the north, central, and south Puget Sound, Kuntz said. The hook shaped canal boasts some of the region’s most spectacular year round scenery. “Paddling under the shadow of the Olympic mountain range gives the feeling of being among giants with their year round snowcapped peaks and cascading forests,” he said. Hood Canal makes for the perfect multi-day paddling trip with 6 state parks and numerous private campgrounds providing for overnight destinations. To paddle its full 65 miles would take about 5 days. Favorite stops are Belfair, Seabeck, Hoodsport, Brinnon and Union. For more go to www.VisitKitsap.com/WaterTrails. The Silverdale Waterfront also offers 17 acres of picnic and beach area, where kayaks can be put in the water. Rentals are available in the summer months. A new kayak landing area was opened last year.

RENT OR BUY KAYAKS: OLYMPIC OUTDOOR CENTER, locations in Bainbridge Island, Port Gamble, Poulsbo, Silverdale. 360-297-4659, www.olympicoutdoorcenter.com. KINGSTON ADVENTURES, 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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Kitsap is the perfect place to enjoy the great outdoors anytime of the year. Visit our website for ideas on where paddle, bike, hike, run, and play.


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CYCLING

The Kitsap Peninsula offers hundreds of miles of cycling routes for both recreational and professional cyclists. With the help of the Kitsap Peninsula’s CASCADE CYCLE CLUB, which boasts of more than 15,000 members, competitive bike races are growing as are other biking events throughout the year. The area is known for the Northwest Epic Series Stottlemeyer 60/30 race, the Chilly Hilly, Kitsap Color Classic, Obliteride and Ride around Puget Sound. Great cycling locations include: GREEN MOUNTAIN which has an amazing view on clear days. It has the most height for flowing downhill. These trails will challenge riders with its technical sections. From the same parking lot at Gold Creek is the TIN MINE TRAIL. It’s swampy in wet season and it’s even more challenging with some with jumps. PORT GAMBLE TRAILS is a single track with some-

thing for everyone. BANNER FOREST in the Port Orchard area is an amazing tight, flowing single track. It has the least amount of fire roads and more trails packed into an area than one can even believe is possible. KLAHOWYA HERITAGE PARK has great trails to practice technical riding and is great for shorter rides. Riders can see the entire place in a couple hours, but it will keep you on your toes and leave you with an urge to return for more. ILLAHEE PRESERVE is another great area to ride when time is limited, but you need a “forest” fix for the day. Easily located in east Bremerton. Other trails include: NORTH KITSAP BIKE TOUR: a 25-mile ride that has a bit of everything. Start in Poulsbo or take Highway 305 from the Bainbridge Ferry.

SWIMMING Whether you like to take a dip in an indoor pool, or put your feet in the water at a sandy beach, there’s a place for both in Kitsap County. BREMERTON EVERGREEN ROTARY PARK is 10 acres with 1,900 feet of public access shoreline for swimming. The park is filled with great places to have a picnic shore-side or just lay in the sun. Also in Bremerton is the GLENN JARSTAD AQUATIC CENTER which is operated in partnership with the YMCA. Contact the YMCA at 360-337-3741 for membership and aquatic program information. In Port Orchard, take a swim at the LONG LAKE COUNTY PARK AND COMMUNITY CENTEr at 5100

Long Lake Road SE. There’s lake access and a swimming area. Checkout www.kitsapgov.com/parks/ Parks/pages/regionalparks/long_lake_cc.htm for hours and events. Swimming is also allowed at WILDCAT LAKE COUNTY PARK at 9205 Holly Road NW, in Bremerton as well as at Kitsap Lake Park near Bremerton. In Central Kitsap, take a dip in Dyes Inlet from the SILVERDALE OLD TOWN PARK. There’s a sandy and rocky beach and places to rest in the warm sun. But if you’d rather swim indoors, try to BAINBRIDGE AQUATIC CENTER at 8521 Madison Ave. N. There are two pools, RAY WILLIAMSON POOL and Don NAKATA POOL, both housed at the aquatic center. A variety of programs and services are offered by the Bainbridge Island Parks Department. The Ray

Williamson Pool is a six lane 25-yard pool was built in 1970 as an outdoor pool. In 1977 a roof was added to fully enclose the pool. The Don Nakata Memorial Pool is a 360,000 gallon pool that includes a 180 foot water slide, lazy river, sloped beach entry, tot pool, water futures, toddler frog slide, one and three meter diving board, and four 25-yard lap lanes. NORTH KITSAP COMMUNITY POOL, 1881 NE Hostmark St. 360-598-1070 is open to the public in Poulsbo.

SKATE PARKS

Anytime you’re in Kitsap County, don’t forget to bring along your skateboard. There are several challenging skate board parks to choose from including the SOUTH KITSAP SKATE PARK, Port Orchard, which has 7,000 square-foot bowl, a 7,700 square-foot plaza and a 16-foot full pipe. The skate park is always busy with young people trying to improve their skills.It’s a great place to skate, or just to watch skateboarders.

In Silverdale, the KITSAP SKATE PARK at Silverdale Way and Waaga Way includes a pyramid, quarter pipe and 7-foot

bowl. Near to the Clear Creek Trail, this park offers lots of opportunities for fun for the entire family. And there’s parking nearby. ISLAND LAKE SKATE PARK at 12500 Camp Court NW, in Poulsbo is a 10,000 square-foot skate park, fully covered with lights and sound system. It boasts of an intricate and diverse street course. Kingston, too, has a half-acre skate park at 10878 NE W Kingston Road.


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BOATING, FISHING & CRABBING Kitsap life entails nothing short of numerous opportunities for the angler looking to cast a line. Kitsap County has so many beautiful fishing options, the seasons fluctuate, and so does the quarry anglers choose to pursue. Fishing options range from trout in local lakes to hard fighting coho salmon fresh from the ocean.

casted out and retrieved slowly will entice even the laziest of salmon.

Year round options include Kitsap and Island lakes, both stocked with healthy populations of feisty rainbows each year. Fly anglers looking to wet a line will find solitude and plenty of willing biters at Island Lake. Buck Lake, located close to the quaint town of Hansville opens during the lowland lake trout season in late April. Fly fishing and gear anglers find this gem of a lake to offer up many willing takers. Stop into the Hansville General store after a morning of fishing and grab a reuben sandwich- there delicious!

Cutthroat travel along beaches in water ranging from six inches to over twelve feet deep. Fly and gear anglers can fish for these spectacular cutthroat, but no bait is allowed and single barbless hooks are required.

July 1 is traditionally the start of summer crabbing season. These iron clad creatures of the deep are pursued in all areas of Puget Sound and Hood Canal. Hot spots to try include Misery Point and Seabeck in Hood Canal. The Misery Point boat launch is a great spot to launch small car topper boats or kayaks. Crabbing is available right in front of the launch or south and north of the launch. Look for other pots as clues to where hot spots might be. Spots in Puget Sound range from Kingston all the way to Point No Point. Ledges and drop offs ranging from 40-150 feet of water will hold crab – success lies in quality bait, gear and the right location. July marks the opening of Coho,Pink and Chinook salmon fishing in Puget Sound. Gear anglers trolling out of boats will find Chinook salmon spread throughout Puget Sound. Best bets include Point No Point, Kingston and Jefferson Head, which will all produce nice catches. Fly and gear anglers fishing from Point No Point will have excellent opportunities to catch inbound pink and coho salmon. Over 7 million pink salmon area expected to return to Puget Sound this year – that’s 7 million more chances at hooking a salmon that a non-pink year. Key times to fish here are daylight, tide changes and dusk. Salmon are aggressive and feed on baitfish during these peak productivity periods. Fly anglers will have success using different variations of clouser patterns, retrieved quickly. Gear anglers can catch both Coho and Pink salmon on buzz bombs, small Pt. Wilson Darts and herring. Herring will be by far, gear anglers most productive bait. A cut plug herring

Perhaps Kitsap County’s best kept secret are the native Sea-Run Cutthroat that inhabit our near shore habitat along our beaches. Fly anglers have pursued these feisty cutthroat for years, carefully catching and releasing them.

Best spots to try include out in front of Lions Field in Bremerton, Hood Canal around Salisbury County Park and Twanah State Park in Belfair. Enjoy Kitsap’s many fishing and outdoor options, there are relatively few places in the world where one can pursue so many unique fishing opportunities all in one day. Best boating sites according to VisitKitsap.com: Trophy Lake & Golf Casting, Port Orchard; Anna Smith Park, Bremerton; Silverdale Waterfront Park; Point No Point Lighthouse and Park in Hansville; Buck Lake County Park, Hansville and along the Hood Canal.

mum mesh size for shrimp pots is 1” mesh. From June 1 through Oct. 15, the daily limit is 10 pounds, heads and tails, of all shrimp species combined. Shrimp heads may be removed, but must be retained while in the field, until ashore and finished fishing for the day. Crab season opens in June and includes Dungeness and Red Rock Crab, all fishing methods.

The best shrimping and crabbing in the area is along the Hood Canal, according to the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.(www.wdfw.wa.gov/ fishing).

Crab limits are Dungeness Crab - 6.25”, five males, and you must retain back shell while in the field. Fishermen must release all soft shell females. A catch record card is required.

Shrimping season begins on May 2. There is a daily limit of 80 shrimp. Shrimp heads may be removed while in the field, prior to coming ashore. The mini-

For Red Rock Crab of five inches, the limit is six crabs of either sex, and you must retain back shell while in the field.

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SCUBA DIVING Discover what Kitsap has underwater

Admittedly, most people don’t think about the Pacific Northwest when planning a scuba diving trip, says Jim Gunderson, a local diver. They typically think Hawaii, or the Caribbean, or Belize. However, there are hidden treasures right here in Kitsap County. With the colder water here, there are more nutrients, which scuba divers know brings more life. The sheer amount of diverse underwater life is amazing. According to Gunderson, there’s the Plumose Anemone, a wide variety of Nudibranchs – each of which is absolutely beautiful. There’s seals and ling cod, Dungeness and rock crabs and the largest sea stars in the world with the Pink Pacific Sea Star and the Sun Star. And don’t forget the Giant Pacific Octopus. All of these are here in the waters of Kitsap County, not to mention a number of ship wrecks, he added. Great dive sites throughout Kitsap County include Rockaway Beach or Blakely Harbor on Bainbridge Island, Seabeck, Harpers Pier in Port Orchard and many others, he said. “Diving in these waters is not without its challenges. The water is colder, so a diver needs a thicker wetsuit

or preferably a dry-suit. If you are a diver and new to the area, it’s recommended you join a dive club, or go to a dive shop or take a dive tour guide to orient yourself to these waters,” Gunderson said. See him at Hula Kai Adventures LLC in Kingston, or go to www.hulakaiscuba. com. Sound Dive in Bremerton is another great resource for anyone who wants to know about scuba diving in and around Kitsap. Octopus, crab, sea slugs — a plethora of marine life lies just underwater off the Peninsula’s miles and miles of shoreline. Diving is best during the winter when the water is clearer. Puget Sound boasts one of the richest marine ecosystems in the world and the geography around the Puget Sound basin fosters an extremely rich and unique underwater environment. Only those who take the plunge will see the vast variety of marine life and abundant color that is just off our beaches. Favorite dive spots of local scuba divers include Manchester,

Harper Pier, Illahee Dock, Fort Ward, Port Washington, and the Hood Canal. Bainbridge has scuba diving at Point White Pier, where the historic former Mosquito fleet was once docked. Kitsap Memorial State Park near Poulsbo also is a beautiful setting for scuba diving.

DIVE RESOURCES HULA KAI ADVENTURES LLC Kingston www.hulakaiscuba.com SOUND DIVE CENTER 5000 Burwell St., Bremerton 360-373-6141 www.sounddivecenter.com EXOTIC AQUATICS SCUBA AND KAYAKING 328 Madison Ave. N., Suite B, Bainbridge Island 206-842-1980 www.exoticaquaticsscuba.com

DOG PARKS

Don’t pass up the Howe Farm County park on Long Lake Road in Port Orchard. The Howe Farm County Park has a historic farm, walking trails, off-leash dog area and parking lot. A total of 83 acres, to get there, take Highway 16 to Sedgwick. Travel east on Sedgwick about three miles to Long Lake Road. Howe Farm is located on Long Lake Road between Mile Hill Drive and Sedgwick. This is a great place to take your dog and is especially friendly to smaller dogs. Bring your own water for your pooch and be ready to stay awhile as you and your four-footed friend walk through nature at its best, crossing wooden bridges and stopping to smell the forest. Don’t forget to bring along your poo bags, too. Poulsbo’s Frank Raab Park, 18349 Caldart Ave., is a place with a smashing view of the Olympic Mountains. Near a community garden and picnic

shelter is this off-leash area, with two different fenced sections for pups to play in. There are water bowls for the dogs and a bench for their counterparts. Eagledale Park, at 5055 Rose Ave. on Bainbridge Island, is a one-acre grassier version of Poulsbo’s offleash area with a nearby labyrinth and tennis court. In Bremerton, Bark Park, at 1199 Union Ave., is a small, flat canine oasis near the play fields of Pendergast Regional Park on Union Avenue. The land is mostly dirt, rock and cropped grass, and a trail circumvents the area. Bremerton Evergreen Rotary Park at 1400 Park Ave. also is dog-friendly. And while in Silverdale, check out the Silverdale Dog Park, 11601 Silverdale Way NW. It’s a great place to let your dog run around off leash.


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Water Trails Map To Port Townsend

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Port Gamble Bay

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Salsbury Point County Park

Boat Launch, Parking, RR

A1

Port Gamble Mill Site

Kayak Launch, Rentals, Parking, Town, Store

A3

Hood Canal Dr

Shore Access

A4

Hood Canal Place Rd End

Shore Access

A7

Twin Spits Rd End

Kayak Launch, Parking

C3

Norwegian Point Park

Kayak Launch, Parking

C4

Point No Point Lighthouse

Kayak Launch, Parking, RR

C7

Pilot Point

Kayak Launch, Parking

C8

Port of Eglon* (no link)

Boat Launch, Parking, RR

C10

Ludlow Dr Rd End

Shore Access

C13

North Beach

Kayak Launch, Parking

C14

Port of Kingston* | Marina

Launch, Parking, Kayak Racks,

360.297.3545

Kayak Launch

D2

South Villa Dr

Shore Access

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 Port of Poulsbo* | Marina

Boat Launch, Parking, Town

360.779.3505

Overnight Moorage/Services Kayak Launch, Parking

E4-c

American Legion Park

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

360.698.4819

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

H7-a

Port Orchard Marina

Dock, Parking, Town

360.876.5535 H7-b Water Street Boat Launch

Overnight Moorage/Services Boat Launch, Parking, Town

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Retsil Boat Launch

Boat Launch, Parking

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Manchester State Park

Kayak Launch, Parking, Camping

I2

Port of Manchester*

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Pomeroy Park

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Yukon Harbor | Harper Boat Kayak Launch, Parking

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Blake Island State Park

Camping

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Belfair State Park

Boat Launch, Pkg, Store, Camp

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Port of Allyn* | Dock

Boat Launch, Parking, Store

360.275.2430

Overnight Moorage

J6

Twanoh State Park

Boat Launch, Pkg, Store, Camp

K19

Misery Point Boat Launch

Boat Launch, Parking

L0

Seabeck Marina

Boat Launch, Parking, Store

L16

Kitsap Memorial Park

Parking, Restroom, Camping

Overnight Moorage/Services,

C14-a Arness Park

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Pa d dle B a i n b r i dg e Is l a n d L au n c h e s 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

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

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The Sidney Art Gallery and Museum A National and State Historic Site

VISIT THE CENTURY OLD SIDNEY GALLERY BUILDING

Purchase Treasures by Northwest Artists Visit Historical Museum featuring vignettes of life in Kitsap County Tues—Sat 10:00 am—4:00 pm, Sun. 1-4 pm Free Admission—Donations Accepted 202 Sidney Ave., Port Orchard, WA (360)876-3693 Mention this ad for 10% discount on purchases over $10

The Log Cabin Museum Open May—September Saturday 11-4, Sunday 1-4 or by appointment

LOOKING BACK:

County’s history tells many interesting tales BY LUCIANO MARANO

The museum currently houses changing exhibits of home life in the South Kitsap area Free Admission—Donations Accepted Visit Historical Museum 416 Sidney Avenue, Port Orchard, WA (360)876-3693 Preserving History—Promoting Art www.sidneymuseumandarts.com

There’s a lot to see in Kitsap County, more so than any number of day trips could hope to contain, and that’s just the indoor stuff. Dotted throughout the county are museums and galleries collecting a vast array of artworks, momentous, artifacts and oddities waiting for the curious traveler to seek them out. “When in a museum, walk slowly, but keep walking,” Gertrude Stein once famously quipped. It’s sound advice that the museum-minded traveler to Kitsap County should bear in mind, because there’s lots to see. Beginning in the southern part of the county, the city of Port Orchard alone offers a convenient one-two combo stop for guests to investigate at the SIDNEY MUSEUM AND GALLERY and the nearby Log Cabin Museum. THE SIDNEY ART GALLERY 202 Sidney Ave., Port Orchard, located a block up the hill from scenic downtown Port Orchard and the marina, is a terrific place to find artistic treasures by both renowned and emerging local artists. The gallery features a monthly exhibition of works of Northwest artists, from brilliant stained glass to nostalgic watercolors. Creative gifts are offered for all occasions: original paintings, prints, pottery, sculptures, wood carvings, metal and iron work, blown glass and jewelry. Gallery is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Admission is free.

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The museum, located on the second floor of the gallery, includes a recreation of a general store, school, doctor’s office and hardware store, circa 1908. he museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The nearby LOG CABIN MUSEUM 416 Sidney Ave. features changing exhibits of home life in South Kitsap during the past 100 years as well as items typically used by real families of the day. There is no charge, but donations are accepted. The museum is open from May through September, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays.

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troll our streets of Historic downtown Poulsbo, our little Norway. Discover many fine art galleries displaying local and other NW artists. Enjoy the 2-D and 3-D creations for home, vacation home, boat, corporate spaces, outdoor gardens or create your own at our local paint and glass mosaic studios. Bring your date, family or visitors out for an evening of art every month at our 2nd Saturday Art Walk, 5-8pm. Galleries will have artist demos, live music, refreshments and other downtown shops are open later. Let the visions and the talent inspire you and your friends.

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The city of Bremerton, home to one of the county’s three main ferry terminals, is home to several great attractions as well which pay homage to both the cities vibrant artistic and counterculture scenes and its proud Naval history. The heart of the county’s history can be found at the KITSAP COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY & MUSEUM 280 Fourth St., Bremerton, which collects, preserves, and exhibits many items displaying the diverse culture, heritage and history of the area, including the current display “Arts & Crafts, Homemade in Kitsap.” This fascinating exhibit features handmade and homemade items from local Kitsapers, including Margaret Bergman’s innovative weaving loom, ship models by Port Gamble native Edgar Jameson, fiddles built by Alexander McNair, and a “crazy quilt” by Margaret Kemp of Tracyton. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for youth 6-17 years old, free for children under 5 and $3 for students, military members and seniors. For a little more off-beat experience, visit the VALENTINETTI PUPPET MUSEUM 257 Fourth St., Bremerton which boasts a collection of more than 1,000 puppets from all around the globe. This quirky must-see is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays. Tours are $3 per person. For those looking for a military museum experience, Bremerton offers The USS TURNER JOY (DD-951) (300 Washington Beach Ave.), a famed Navy destroyer from the Vietnam War which is now maintained as a museum and administered by the Bremerton Historic Ships Association. The museum ship and memorial honors not only the men and women of our modern US Navy, but also recognizes the accomplishments of those who help build and maintain the Navy’s ships as well. An active and educational facility makes the USS Turner Joy a unique and lasting legacy to Puget Sound’s maritime heritage. The ship is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day from March 1 to Oct. 23 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday from Nov. 1 through the end of February. Nearby, and offering a similarly lifelike look back at the county’s naval history, is the PUGET SOUND NAVY

MUSEUM 251 First St., which collects, preserves, and interprets the naval heritage of the entire region. A particularly exciting new exhibit, “Skin Deep: The Nautical Roots of Tattoo Culture,” is slated to open this spring. “Skin Deep,” according to the museum, “traces the ties between naval history and tattoos, from Captain Cook’s voyages to Tahiti to the modern U.S. Navy. When people think of tattoos, they might picture a famous rock musician, a pro athlete, or a leatherclad biker. But none of them would have tattoos if not for sailors. Before moving into the mainstream, tattoos were long associated with sailors, their chosen designs reflecting life on the sea.” The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., though closed Tuesdays from October through April. For those looking to get closer to nature, the nearby city of Poulsbo is home to the POULSBO MARINE SCIENCE CENTER 18743 Front St. NE, which most definitely encourages guests to get “hands on.” The tide pool “touch tanks” allow you to interact with most of the animals

Kitsap Maritime Kitsap’s Tall Ship Schooner Fiddlers Dream

www.kitsapmaritime.org Kitsap Maritime Heritage Foundation STEM Education Programs Based at the Port of Brownsville 360-633-7421


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D I S COV E R K I T SAP 2 015 Rounding off the county is the beautiful and majestic Bainbridge Island, home to several wonderfully diverse museums including the BAINBRIDGE ISLAND MUSEUM OF ART (BIMA), KIDS DISCOVERY MUSEUM (KiDiMu), the Historical Museum and Bloedel Reserve. BIMA has quickly become the artistic mecca of the island since its opening in 2013, and is located within an easy walk of the downtown Winslow ferry terminal. BIMA 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, and offers up seasonal exhibitions in a variety of mediums. Admission is free.

Many local galleries rely on volunteers to help put up and take down the temporary art collections that are exhibited.

you will find on your next Puget Sound beach walk. You can get “up close and personal” with several species of sea star, anemone, urchin, crab, shrimp, even a sea cucumber and other surprises. The rest of the facility includes exhibits of over 100 species of marine plants and animals found in the Puget Sound that will instill love and respect for the environment. The science center is free and open to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Offering a more traditional museum experience is the nearby POULSBO HISTORICAL SOCIETY & MUSEUM 200 NE Moe St.

STAY & PLAY

Founded in 1991 with the mission to record, preserve and exhibit the history and culture of Poulsbo and the North Kitsap area, the POULSBO HISTORICAL SOCIETY maintains, in addition to the museum itself, an office and small research library and the city’s Martinson Cabin Museum in Nelson Park on Lindvig Way. Ongoing exhibit subjects include “Founding the City,” “Mosquitoes on the Bay: The Streamers of Poulsbo,” “Churches of North Kitsap” and “Farming in North Kitsap,” among others. Call 360-440-7354 for more information.

Looking for lodging for your visit or out-of-town guests? Visit our website for rooms with a view, cozy B&B’s, and children and pet friendly places to stay for the night or all week long!

VisitKitsap.com/lodging

Outside of the city itself, the SUQUAMISH MUSEUM offers visitors a rare and exotic look into the area’s original culture and the history of the native people. The Suquamish Museum is in the heart of Suquamish Village on the Port Madison Indian Reservation located on the Kitsap Peninsula, named after Suquamish Chief Kitsap. From the moment guests between the welcoming House Posts, the path through the exhibit will engage the senses. Movement, textures, the forest environment and the symbolic movement of the tide will inspire your imagination. 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 Suquamish. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 1 through April 30, and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from May 1 through Sept. 30. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and children or $15 for a family).

KIDIMU, located just behind BIMA, provides a destination for children and their caregivers to explore art, science, and culture through hands-on exhibits, daily art projects, cultural and scientific event programming. The interactive exhibits are open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. Admission is free for children less than a year old and $6 for kids and adults. Entrance is always free to members. For more information on the latest planned events and membership, visit www.kidimu.org. The BAINBRIDGE ISLAND HISTORICAL MUSEUM 215 Ericksen Ave. NE, offers guests a look at Bainbridge Island’s past - and all of the intrigue, passion and adventure that went into it. Here you can view Ansel Adams’ famed photographs of the island’s Japanese citizens who were forcibly removed from their homes in the wake of Pearl Harbor and forced to live and work in the Manzanar relocation camp. Also, learn about the “Overland Westerners,” four horse riders (two from Bainbridge Island) and a dog named “Nip,” who, in 1912, set out on a three-year trek that would take them to every state capital in the continental United States. There’s also a look at historic Port Blakely, whose mill was in operation for nearly 60 years and was once known as “the largest sawmill in the world.” The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for students and seniors, or $10 for one family. Visit www.bainbridgehistory.org to learn more. Also while on Bainbridge - weather permitting, of course - you should take the opportunity to get outside and visit the famed BLOEDEL RESERVE 7571 NE Dolphin Drive, an internationally renowned public garden and forest preserve. The Reserve’s 150 acres are a unique blend of natural woodlands and beautifully landscaped gardens, including a Japanese Garden, a Moss Garden, a Reflection Pool and the Bloedels’ former estate home. The reserve is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday from September to May and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday to Sunday from June through August. Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and military members, $8 for students and $5 for children. Visit www.bloedelreserve.org to learn more.


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Kitsap is the place for kids Keep your kids entertained all year long with our listing of kid-friendly things to do throughout the county. BY SERAINE PAGE

GET CRAFTY DANCING BRUSH

KITSAP MOSAICS

LISA STIRRETT GLASS STUDIO

Stop by this contemporary ceramics painting studio with your child for a relaxing time of painting one-of-a-kind gifts. For 18 years, this Poulsbo studio has welcomed the creative types to stop in for a spontaneous crafting adventure. Pick a table, select a pottery piece and browse the studio’s collection of screen prints, glaze colors and inspirational photos to get started. Art teachers are on hand to explain special techniques and offer tricks to help in making sure your pottery comes out just how you wish. No experience is necessary for this hands-on experience — just leave your finished piece with the staff to fire it. Three to seven days later, your piece will be shiny and ready to pick up! 18846 Front St., Poulsbo.

If you want to make a day of crafting, this walk-in mosaic studio is just up the road from Dancing Brush. Pick a surface, choose your glass pieces and tile and get to work on this beautiful, broken art form! All ages and skill levels are invited to partake in working on projects in the brightly-lit space. Average projects cost between $15-$30, depending on which you choose and can be completed between one to two hours. Kids can pick from a multitude of designs, including a sword, torch, cowboy hat, horse shoe and more. Stop by 18827 Front St., Poulsbo, or call ahead and reserve a seat Tuesday through Sunday.

Crafty parents and kids alike will love releasing their inner artist in class at this Silverdale glass studio. Participants can make a glass starfish, coasters, tea lights and more, depending on preferences. Classes are generally 2.5 hours long and include samples and the final product created by you. Stop by during any First Thursday Art Walk, where a kid-friendly glass project class awaits! 9536 NW Silverdale Way, Silverdale.


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FOR CURIOUS EXPLORERS BUG MUSEUM & GIFT SHOP If your kids are into all that is creepy and crawly, this local museum is the place to take them for a day out on the town. Just across from the PSNS shipyard in Bremerton, the location is a great spot for the whole family to spend a half-day out. For no admission fee, visitors can see live bugs of all shapes and sizes — including a furry tarantula. Kids will get a kick out of watching ants get busy in an 8-foot-long ant farm as the tiny bugs build their home. Only the bravest kiddos will enter the live reptile room where they’ll be greeted by Stella, a 9-foot-long yellow python. Once past her container, check out a blue tongue skink and other critters roaming around in habitats similar to their own found in the wild. www.BugMuseum.com 1118 Charleston Beach Rd. W., Bremerton. The Bug & Reptile Museum allows kids an interactive way to experience everything related to bugs and reptiles. As you enter into the colorfully decorated store, first stop at the live Butterfly Exhibit and enjoy watching dozens of butterflies interact with each other in their giant net cage as they flutter around. Then watch the live bugs on display, explore bizarre bugs under a microscope, look through glasses that let you

Peace Lutheran School Equip • Nurture • Believe

Kitsap Loves Kids

see like a bug, or even watch the busy ants in the giant eight foot long Ant Farm. They also have a Reptile Room where you can meet Stella the 9-foot python, Cecil the 50-pound Sulcata Tortoise, Eddie Iguana, and Blueper the 2-foot long Blue Tongue skink! See elephant-nosed turtles, citrus dragons, spotted lizards, tree frogs as tiny as a fingernail and other reptiles you have to see to believe. After learning everything related to bugs and reptiles, make sure to stop by the Nature Gift Store and see all of their live bug kits for sale. These are a great way to show kids the lifecycle of their favorite bugs whether it is caterpillars turning into butterflies, a tadpole turning into a frog or ants building their home in an ant farm. They also offer a wide variety of bug related toys and items such as bird houses, butterfly displays and bug related jewelry. KidiMu Located on Bainbridge Island, this museum has opportunities for children of between six months and 10 years to learn and grow through interactive play. The minute they walk through the door, kids will be engrossed with activities exploring art, science and culture through various hands-on exhibits. Throughout the year, the museum offers camps and drop-off programs for parents to give their child some freedom to be creative on their own. 301 Ravine Lane, Bainbridge Island. BAINBRIDGE ISLAND AQUATIC CENTER

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• Childcare 6am-6pm • Foreign Language, Art, and Music Program • Resource and Small Group Instruction • Interscholastic Sports • Distinguished Education • Rigorous Learning for Academic Results • Safe Nurturing Environment • Equipping Life-Long Learners to Make a Difference

Peace Lutheran School treasures the successful development of the whole child in a Christ-centered environment from Preschool through 8th grade

Preschool - Grade 8 • Childcare 1234 NE Riddell Rd, Bremerton, WA 98310 360.373.2116 • www.peacelutherannw.org ACCREDITED BY NORTHWEST ACCREDITATION COMMISSION AND NATIONAL LUTHERAN SCHOOL ASSOCIATION

Visit our website for family friendly events, things to do,lodging, dining and places to visit that LOVE kids. Many are free and pet friendly, too!

Active kids will especially love this aquatic center that houses two pools where swim activities for all levels and abilities are offered. If you’re grooming the next Michael Phelps, the Ray Williamson Pool with its six lanes will do just fine for your athlete. Little swimmers may enjoy paddling about the lazy river of the Don Nakata Memorial Pool, which also includes a toddler frog slide, diving board and some lap lanes.


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FOR THE ACTIVE ONES POULSBO MARINE SCIENCE CENTER Kids of all ages will get a little wet while visiting this downtown Poulsbo Marine Science Center where touching sea life is encouraged. Low tide pool touch tanks allow children to interact with unique sea creatures that could be found on a regular stroll along the Puget Sound. Sea stars, urchins, crab, shrimp and other marine life are all within reach of even the tiniest hands. This educational spot exhibits more than 100 species of marine plants and animals found locally. Between the touch tank, theater and other viewing tanks, children will have a better understanding of the importance of inland waterways after a visit to this unique center. 18743 Front St. NE, Poulsbo.

FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY If you’ve got a whole group of ‘youngins that need to be quickly and cheaply entertained, there’s always the regular fallbacks: bowling, roller skating, miniature golf and a good ole’ drive-in movie theatre. Kids will no doubt have big smiles after experiencing any one of these classic favored childhood activities. Here’s a listing of local favorites that will keep the whole family happy and busy for hours.

ALL STAR LANES & CASINO 10710 Silverdale Way NW Silverdale, Wa. 98383 360-692-5760 Bowling and video game room HI JOY BOWL 1011 Bethel Avenue Port Orchard, Wa. 98366 Bowling and video game room BREMERTON SKATELAND 1740 NE Fusion Road Bremerton, WA 98311 Roller skating rink

Toys Etc Imaginative Toys For Creative Minds Toys Kites Windsocks

Games Puzzles Hobbies

Art Supplies Puppets Books and more... 19425 7th Ave Ne # 101 • Poulsbo, WA 98370

360-779-8797 Open 7 days a week Located in Poulsbo Village

NORTHWEST GOLF RANGE 368 NE Waaga Way Bremerton, WA 98311 Miniature golf and paintball RODEO DRIVE-IN THEATRE Located on Highway 3, near the Bremerton Airport 24-Hour Movie Line 360-698-6030 Three drive-in movie screens. Shows begin at dusk through October.

Irene’s School of Dance Ballet • Pointe Jazz • Hip Hop Tap • Baton Modern • Toddler 3390 NW Bucklin Hill, Silverdale

360-692-4395

Home of the “Dance Arts Theatre”

FREE Bug & Reptile Museum Open Daily 10-5

1118 Charleston Beach Rd W. Bremerton, WA 98312 Off Hwy 304, next to Cliff’s Cycle, across from PSNS

www.BugMuseum.com See fascinating LIVE Bugs & Reptiles from around the world UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL and learn about them.


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PET SPECIALIST DIRECTORY PET SERVICES Teacher's Pet Dog Training, Boarding & Daycare 360-509-5744 kelliehanson@outlook.com www.teacherspetdogs.com PAWS of Bainbridge and North Kitsap (206)842-2451 paws@pawsbink.org www.PAWSBINK.org

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KITSAP’S PET SPECIALISTS

Breeders, walkers, veterinarians, special parks, groups, adoption & rescue, exotic pets and services in Kitsap. Best selection of

Shade's Dog Training (360)297-6732 shadesdogtraining@yahoo.com www.shadesdogtraining.net Teacher's Pet Dog Training, Boarding & Daycare 360-509-5744 kelliehanson@embarqmail.com www.teacherspetdogs.com Claudia's Pet Care 360-509-8567 luvacupoftea@yahoo.com www.claudiaspetcare.com Bayside Animal Lodge (253)851-9170 baysideanimalodg@aol.com www.baysideanimallodge.com Aunty Min's Specialized Pet Care 206-660-6090 auntymin@comcast.net www.auntymins.com Animal Rescue Families 360-698-6576 ARF@silverlink.net www.animalrescuefamilies.org

• Pet Birds • Bird Toys • Cages • Organic Foods & Supplies Barbi & Roar Nossum www.BarbisBirdHouse.com

www.facebook.com/barbisbirdhouse

By Appointment Only (206) 842-6854 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.

www.peninsulapetlodges.com

Heart Strings Pet Sitters 206-778-5627 lydia@hspetsitters.com www.facebook.com/heart-strings-petsitters

Gig Harbor (253) 851-3930 2319 Pt. Fosdick Dr. NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98335

Pawsably Home, LLC 253-224-6887 pawsablyhome@gmail.com www.pawsablyhome.com Blue Collar Pet Grooming 1740 NE Riddell Rd, #307, Bremerton 98310 360-377-8691 www.bluecollarpetsalon.com

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Limited Boarding

Olalla (253) 857-5990 5493 SE Burley-Olalla Rd., Olalla, WA 98359

at our Olalla location

Over the Rainbow Bridge - Pet Crematorium (253) 857-4220

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Breeders, walkers, veterinarians, special parks, groups, adoption & rescue, exotic pets and services in Kitsap.

PET SPECIALIST DIRECTORY PET SERVICES cont.

Posey's Critter Care 360-769-8404 poseyscrittercare@hotmail.com www.facebook.com/poseyscrittercare Alder Creek Pet Lodge 360-697-6717 15250 Cox Rd NW, Poulsbo 98370 www,aldercreekpetlodge,com Peninsula Pet Lodges 253-851-3930 2319 Pt Fosdick Dr NW, Gig Harbor 98335 www.peninsulapetlodges.com Kitsap Humane Society 9167 Dickey Rd NW, Silverdale, 98383 (360)692-6977 www.kitsap-humane.org

VETERINARIANS

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

Companion Animal Wellness Center (360) 779-6534 16404 Lemolo Shore Dr N.E., Poulsbo www.animalwellctr.com Woodside Animal Hospital 360-871-3335 1661 Woods Rd SE, Port Orchard, 98366 www.woodsideanimalhospital.com Kitsap Veterinary Hospital 360-876-2021 3036 Bethel Rd SE, Port Orchard, 98366 www.kitsapvet.com All Creatures Animal Hospital 360-377-3801 4241 State Hwy 3 W., Bremerton, 98312 www.allcreatures24hr.com Big Valley Animal Care Center 25297 Big Valley Rd NE, Poulsbo 98370 360-697-1650 www.bigvalleyanimalcarecenter.com

Pet Supplies

Paws & Fins Pet Shop (206)780-1141 360 Tormey Lane NE, Bainbridge Is. 98110 www.facebook.com/PawsFinsBainbridge


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PAWSABLY HOME, LLC

Providing Professional Pet Sitting Services on Bainbridge Island

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

AUNTY MIN’S

SPECIALIZED PET CARE, INC.

LONG-TERM / SHORT-TERM DOG BOARDING

206-660-6090 www.auntymins.com

Tina Bohl, Owner

ANIMAL RESCUE FAMILIES

253-224-6887 www.pawsablyhome.com

www.animalrescuefamilies.org

360-698-6576

Check out our website for a virtual tour! Located on the Key Peninsula near Gig Harbor and Port Orchard

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

Blue Collar

1740 NE Riddell Rd, Suite 130, Bremerton (In the Riddell Square)

The Finest All-Breed Dog & Cat Boarding Facility

Dr. Sarah Buck Dr. Kelly Hoover

360-377-8691

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Mon.-Fri. 8am to 6pm Sat. 8am to 2pm 3036 Bethel Road SE, Port Orchard

360-876-2021 www.kitsapvet.com

Professional Pet Sitter & Dog Walker Serving South Kitsap County Since 1996 poseyscrittercare@hotmail.com

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Bird Buddy: Company, Cage Cleaning

9337 Silverdale Way NW (Silverdale)

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Retail: 360-337-2444 Salon: 360-633-3166 www.naturally4paws.com

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.

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Services offered:

Feline Friend: Brushing, Play Games, Litter Scooping

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Military and Senior discounts available

Commuter Special Canine companion: Daily Walks, Brushing, Yard Scooping

Come experience veterinary healthcare Military and Military Seniorand Senior discounts available available with us.discounts We would love to serve you!

(360) 871-3335

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

Providing Quality Veterinary Care Since 1947

Pet Salon & Self Service

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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

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

Lydia Macfadden

Call or Text 206.778.5627 Check us out on Facebook!


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Shopping is always an adventure in Kitsap County No matter whether you’re looking for something new, something old, or just something to take home, shopping in Kitsap can meet all your needs. BY LESLIE KELLY When it comes to shopping in Kitsap County, there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re the kind of shopper who likes the most recent trends in clothing and home decor, or whether you like to find a great bargain at a second-hand store, hours of shopping fun await you throughout Kitsap County. Trendy shoppers most likely will head to Silverdale to the KITSAP MALL. The mall, which this year has had a makeover, is owned and operated by Starwood Retail Properties based in

Chicago. Kitsap Mall is the only regional mall on the Kitsap Peninsula and contains more than 800,000 square feet of retail space. The mall opened in 1985. The most recent update included great new signage, LED lighting and high speed Wifi throughout the mall. Anchor stores in the mall include MACY’S, JC PENNEY, SEARS, KOHL’S. The mall boasts of more than 100 stores including department stores, specialty shops and great places to eat. A recent addition is BUFFALO WILD WINGS,

the nationally-known eatery. The mall also has familiar retailers such as COST PLUS WORLD MARKET and BARNES & NOBEL BOOKSTORE. Younger shoppers will like the FOREVER 21 store, AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS and a locallyowned comic book store. H&M will open in the fall at the mall. Take time to have your hair done or get a spa treatment at NAILS & SPA. And parking is never a problem at the mall. There’s also plenty

of seasonal events inside to keep visitors engaged. Check it out at 10315 Silverdale Way NW. In and around the mall, shoppers can enjoy discount stores including TARGET, MICHAEL’S AND JOANN’S craft stores, and TJ MAXX. There’s a TUESDAY MORNINGS and a ROSS DRESS FOR LESS within walking distance from the mall. Silverdale also has a RECREATIONAL EQUIPMENT INC., (REI) store which opened in October 2013. The 24,500 square-foot store has everything you’ll need for any outdoor adventure. It has rental equipment and can repair sporting equipment. The member-owned company has a large variety of clothing needs for men, women and children in any


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D I S COV E R K I T SAP 2 015 season of the year. And come this fall, THE TRAILS AT SILVERDALE, a 220,000 squarefoot retail development, will open just west of Highway 3 and Kitsap Mall Boulevard. The center will include a movie theater, restaurants, grocery store, fitness stores and retail outlets. It’s planned to be a gathering place where people can come and just enjoy themselves. A park-like atmosphere, with a water fountain, outdoor fire pits and places to sit and enjoy nature also are planned. The center, built by CenterCal Corporation of California, was named for the CLEAR CREEK TRAIL which is nearby. While in Silverdale, take a walk through Old Town where you can get a haircut, a massage, a picnic lunch at MONICA’S WATERFRONT CAFE AND BAKERY and eat it on the waterfront, or look at local art work in a few of the galleries. Speaking of art, there are a number of art galleries in both downtown Bremerton and Poulsbo as well.

3520 Kitsap Way, Bremerton • 360-377-5582 www.arnoldshomefurnishings.com

Among them is COLLECTIVE VISIONS at 331 Pacific Ave., Bremerton, an association of West

Sound Professional Artists working together to expand awareness of and make available for purchase contemporary visual art. They sponsor exhibits, lectures, concerts and other art related events to communicate ideas, build community, enrich and educate visitors. Poulsbo’s FRONT STREET GALLERY is a cooperative fine arts and crafts gallery showcasing original works by local artists. A distinctive collection of art features painting from traditional to contemporary, fine woodworking, blown glass, stunning jewelry, local photography, fiber and handmade folk art, sculptures and ceramics. Check it out at 18881-A Front St. NE. BLUEWATER ART GALLERY and VERKSTED GALLERY are other places to view local work while in Poulsbo. Bainbridge Island is home to many art galleries and art adventures. Take a walk down Winslow Way and stop in a few. Among them is the BAINBRIDGE ISLAND ARTS AND CRAFTS gallery at 151 Winslow, where local artisans show their works. Those shoppers who like to search

POULSBO VILLAGE NORTH KITSAP’S SHOPPING CENTER SHOPPING | SERVICES | DINING CHOICES | GROCERY | SPECIALTY SHOPS

Albertson’s Allen’s Cleaners 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 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 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 St. Charles Anglican Church 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 Toys Etc. Ultimate Performance Rehabilitation and Wellness Village Laundromat West Sound Treatment Center Woodwork Tattoo

Off Hwy 305 • Poulsbo • www.poulsbovillage.com


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for bargains may want to take a trip around the county and check out the many second-hand and thrift stores. A newcomer to the thrift market in Kitsap County this year is the HOSPICE THRIFT STORE in downtown Bremerton at 301 Pacific Ave. The two-story bargain shopper’s paradise is a great place to find a new dress, a good price for a used kitchen appliance or a piece of vintage jewelry. All proceeds from the sales support the programs of Kitsap County Hospice. While in Bremerton, check out the GOODWILL THRIFT SHOP at 4209 Wheaton Way. Goodwill also has a location at 10001 Mickelberry Road, in Silverdale and at 1720 SE Mile Hill Drive in Port Orchard. Find everything from quality used furniture to books, to electronic equipment to vintage linens. And a favorite of those looking for a bit of everything is A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING at 5960 Highway 303, Bremerton. This store specializes in good quantities of gifts and goods that you might find at the mall, only discounted. It also has items for those with a military background. On Bainbridge Island, consignment and thrift shops include the SEATTLE CHILDREN’S BARGAIN BOUTIQUE at 253 Winslow Way West. As they like to say, they are “not your typical thrift store but, rather, your bargain boutique.” Shoppers can find a complete inventory of clothes, furniture and other household items in great condition at great prices. While on the island, check out THE CLOSET TRANSFER at 562 Bjune Drive SE, at the other end of Winslow Way. This store specializes in clothing for women of every age and always offers an ever-changing variety of seasonally appropriate items including designer labels such as Prada, Armani, Gucci, Ralph Lauren, Hugo Boss and St. John to name a few. The bulk of inventory is consigned clothing, but includes wholesale and distressed clothing. Unlike some other consignment stores a majority of our merchandise is in excellent condition with years of wear left. They also have a location in Poulsbo at 18940 Front St. While in Poulsbo, check out SECOND CHANCE THRIFT at 20714 Highway 305 NE, Suite 2A, Poulsbo. It’s described as a smorgasbord of donated items and sales support Christian work in the local economy. SECOND SEASON THRIFT STORE is another great find on the waterfront in downtown Poulsbo, 18825 Anderson Parkway. Stocked with better-quality clothing, accessories and housewares, shopping becomes an adventure when you never know what you will find. New items are received every day, so shop often. All profit from the store goes directly to Fishline, which supports needy families in the community. There’s also the ​ SECOND SEASON HOME STORE is located at 18916 3rd Ave, Poulsbo. Decorated showrooms are beautifully staged and includes antique, shabby-chic and restored furniture items.

In Port Orchard, BITCH’S BRITCHES is the latest thrift shop to take hold. At 1351 Bay St., the store offers lots of items for women looking for good used clothing. Included are jeans, designer brands; career and casual; handbags and jewelry; designer jackets and accessories. Other secondhand stores in Port Orchard are nearby and include Saint Vincent DePaul at 1209 Bay St., and South Kitsap Helpline Thrift store at 1351 Bay St. But what Port Orchard is mostly known for is its antique district downtown. Those who want to look through rows and rows of yesteryear treasures will be sure to stop by OLDE CENTRAL ANTIQUE MALL at 801 Bay St. The mall has 45 individual dealers and has furniture, glassware, clothing, books, vintage jewelry, pottery, art, musical pieces and more. Originally opened in 1984, it has become a destination for tourists, boaters and local residents. When you stop by, be sure to check out the 1929 player piano. Several other antique stores line Bay Street. For antique lovers, don’t miss SILVERDALE ANTIQUES. The shop’s goal is to provide high

quality antiques at great prices, in a family friendly establishment that provides a fun and unique shopping experience for people of all ages. Their show room is constantly changing to showcase our large, and ever-expanding inventory. Every room is set up with a specific theme to best showcase the items within. The location is 9490 Silverdale Way NW, just south of the Kitsap Mall. Poulsbo is another great place to shop for antiques. In downtown Poulsbo, there’s a grand lot of antiques and collectibles at the POULSBO ANTIQUE MALL, 18955 Anderson Pkwy NE. Many finds include rustic barn items and things on the nautical theme. The city’s Norwegian heritage also shows up in the collectibles that have been passed down through the generations. Free parking is located nearby. And while you’re in the area, check out shops along Front Street that include gift items, vintage wears and art galleries. Other antique stores in the area include REFLECTIONS IN TIME ANTIQUE CO-OP, filled with antiques and vintage furnishings, at 18763 Highway 305 NE, and the CAT’S MEOW

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Throughout Kitsap County, there are a number of antique and collectibles stores to venture through. Many of the local thrift stores are run by and benefit nonprofits.

Poulsbo’s latest vintage store is AMERICAN SASS at 19062 Highway 305, Suite 202. Inside you’ll find advertising signs, handmade wooden signs made from old fence wood. Lotions, soaps and paper flowers also are among the handmade items at the store. Vintage shopping comes full circle with JOSEPHINE’S in Port Orchard, at 1961 Bay St, in the old Annapolis area. Housed in an 1902 building

that was originally a mercantile, the store is a mix of old and new. Some items are made by local artists, while other items are collected by the shop’s owners from adventures throughout Washington state. Old hubcaps, old recording albums, quilts, and books are among the finds. And don’t forget to stop in Port Gamble to shop. There’s WISH AND RAINY DAY LLC, 32220 Rainer Ave. NE, which boasts of children’s toys and vintage items. Or check out TANGO ZULU, 32239 Rainier Avenue NE, a great collection of import items that includes, soaps, hats, baskets, clothing and toys from Africa and other nations. Don’t miss the PORT GAMBLE GENERAL STORE AND CAFE, 32400 Rainier Ave. NE, where you can sample farm fare, local beers and wine and take a look through many hardware store items that can come in handy. Gifts also are a big part of their inventory. Be sure to take home a t-shirt with the Port Gamble logo to remember your trip.

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On the stage in Kitsap ADMIRAL THEATRE

Whether you want to see a local production, a nationally-known artist or band, or the local symphony, there’s a stage production to fit your need. BY RICHARD OXLEY Taking a night out in Kitsap is easy, but choosing which stage and restaurant can be a difficult choice. It’s been a commonly known day trip for ferry visitors — hop the ferry or rev up the engine, then walk Winslow Way or stroll through downtown Bremerton for a bite, some art, and some wine tasting before catching the ferry back to Seattle. After all, it starts with epic view of Seattle, Mount Rainier, the Olympics and the Cascades, and an intimate scene of the Kitsap shoreline. Then it ends with the same, or even a starlit journey back to the lit-up Emerald City. Or, it’s the perfect destination to roll into with a car packed with loved ones. However you get to Kitsap, what isn’t as well-known is that Winslow and Bremerton are still alive when the sun goes down — on stage, the

screen, on a dinner table and more. The region boasts a variety of entertainment options, hosting international attractions and celebrities. And while the action on stage is fresh, Kitsap’s artistic halls are packed with history. And with two ferries to two Kitsap’s largest artistic markets — Bainbridge Island and Bremerton — along with highway access, a night out for dinner and a show is simple. Bremerton’s Admiral Theatre is one example. “I think people assume, who haven’t been into Bremerton for a while, that there isn’t much going on in Bremerton or don’t know about the Admiral and how often we have shows,” said Nate Murphy with the Admiral Theatre. “Take another look at Bremerton. This is not a marketing pitch. It really is different from the last time you

were down here. If most people planned a Saturday night out here, they would be shocked at how much is going on.” “(The Admiral Theatre) is Kitsap’s premiere live entertainment venue,” Murphy said. “We are the largest performing arts venue on the Kitsap Peninsula.” During its most recent season, country star Clint Black and rock and roll legend Leon Russell graced the stage. Stand up comedy from Seattle Comedy Underground is another common attraction. Then there’s acts such as the Peking Acrobats and Nelson Illusions. Not to mention film events such as its annual midnight showing of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” or its dinner-and-a-show features — “Casablanca” was shown for Valentines Day this year. All under the ambiance of an Art Deco theater with hand painted undersea murals and more. “You can come in and get a highend dinner, made on site, and watch a great show,” Murphy said. The Admiral has gone through considerable changes in the decades since its 1942 opening. “The Admiral thrived several

STAGE THEATER BAINBRIDGE PERFORMING ARTS 200 Madison Ave. North, Bainbridge Island www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org BREMERTON COMMUNITY THEATRE Bremerton’s community theater 599 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton www.bremertoncommunitytheatre.org CENTRAL STAGE THEATER OF COUNTY KITSAP Community theater based in Silverdale 9729 Silverdale Way Northwest, Silverdale www.cstock.org JEWEL BOX THEATRE Community theater 225 Iverson St., Poulsbo www.jewelboxpoulsbo.org KITSAP CHILDREN’S MUSICAL THEATRE Musicals performed by Kitsap’s youth at various venues www.kcmt.org KITSAP FOREST THEATER An outdoor stage among the Kitsap wilderness 3000 Seabeck Highway, Bremerton www.foresttheater.com PORT GAMBLE THEATER Community theater in historic Port Gamble 4839 NE View Drive, Port Gamble www.portgambletheater.com WESTERN WASHINGTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS A little playhouse on the Port Orchard waterfront 521 Bay St., Port Orchard www.wwca.us BREMERTON SYMPHONY ASSOCIATION Excellent classical music, adults and youth symphonies 532 5th Street, Suite 16 Bremerton, WA 98337 www.bremertonsymphony.org


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D I S COV E R K I T SAP 2 015 decades after it opened through the ‘80s. Then, like the rest of downtown (Bremerton), it hit an era of blight with the opening of the Kitsap Mall.” The new era of mall culture drew crowds away from downtown to multiplex theaters, despite their interiors lacking the ambiance of the Admiral. “In the ‘80s it was actually triplexed to keep up with the Kitsap Mall and other multiplexes,” Murphy said. “They split the balcony in two and had two screens up stairs and one downstairs. It held off the closing for a few years, but wasn’t enough to keep it open.” The Admiral closed in 1989. But locals weren’t ready to let a gem like it fade into history. After fundraising and a renovation, it reopened. “The theater reopen in 1997 in the style and fashion it is now,” Murphy said. “With the floor for cabaret style dining and shows.” Downtown Bremerton is filled with a bevy of restaurants to compliment a show at the Admiral, but the theater often offers its own bites. “For people from the other side of the water, this is a great day trip, or a weekend trip that can be made,” Murphy said. “It’s really close. It gives something different to do. You can take a short ferry ride, come over and have a dinner and a show. Or there’s a variety of really great restaurants right in downtown Bremerton. It’s all walkable from the ferry. Or you can stay the night. There’s a lot of nice hotels here in downtown.”

CINEMA BAINBRIDGE CINEMAS Bainbridge Island’s independent multiplex movie theater. 403 Madison Avenue, Bainbridge Island www.farawayentertainment.com DRAGONFLY CINEMA Port Orchard’s independent theater showing new, indie and classic films. 822 Bay St., Port Orchard www.dragonflycinema.com FIREHOUSE THEATER Kingston’s independent theater, with two screens. 11171 NE State Highway 104, Kingston www.firehouse-theater.com LYNWOOD THEATER And indie theater originally built in 1936 in a tudor-style building. 4569 Lynwood Center Road NE, Bainbridge Island www.farawayentertainment.com

OLYMPIC CINEMAS An independent multiscreen theater 1520 NE Riddell Road, Bremerton www.farawayentertainment.com RODEO DRIVE-IN Kitsap’s only drive-in movie theater, with three screens. 7369 Wa-3, Bremerton www.rodeodrivein.com SEEFILM Ten screens with blockbusters, indie and classic films. Serves traditional theater fare, with beer and wine, and VIP and event rooms for rent. 655 4th Street, Bremerton www.seefilm.net

At the other end of Kitsap is the second ferry terminal from Seattle on Bainbridge Island, which feeds directly into Winslow; the island’s downtown district with award-winning restaurants, wine tasting rooms, art galleries and a museum. It’s also home to the Bainbridge Performing Arts theater. “Thirty percent of our audience comes from off island. Some of that is from Seattle, and some is from Kitsap,” said Dominique Cantwell, executive director with the theater. “It’s part of the local experience and the tourist experience. Getting on the ferry, coming over here for some dinner and take in a show.” “We try to program our times around the ferry schedules a bit,” she said. “If people are visiting, they can make it home. It really is a gem in the Puget Sound.” The theater is home to a variety of arts performances from drama, comedy, music and more.

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“We’re a full service performing arts center,” Cantwell said. “We got a main stage symphony orchestra, a theater school, you name it. We also have touring groups, and renting performers come in as well.” “Absolute everything we do is communitybased,” she said. “It’s friends and neighbors on stage, and friends and neighbors coming to see it. But it’s not traditional community theater. It is


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certainly professionally done.” The theater’s productions have garnered critic praise, and awards from the Seattle theater scene. For example, local actor Justin Wayne Lynn won best featured actor in a musical for “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” and was nominated for best lead actor in a musical for “Shrek: The Musical” from BroadwayWorld.com. “Some are musicals and some are epic work,” Cantwell said. “We also have opportunities like the EDGE, a lighter thing.” The EDGE is Kitsap’s longest-running improv comedy troupe that performs once a month at the theater. It has become a part of the theater’s pastime, which has its own place in island history. “The playhouse here is only a little over 20 years old, but Bainbridge Performing Arts came together in 1956 and operated out of storefronts and tents,” Cantwell said. “There was incredible demand for support for the arts. There’s a tremendous talent here. It may be that your pediatrician is a great band director. Our judge for example is a director.” That demand and talent has made an impression on visitors, who keep coming. “It can really be part of an iconic Seattle experience, whether you live in Seattle or are visiting,” Cantwell said. “It’s unique and memorable. It can be done in a short period of time or tie it in with an overnight say. There are not a lot places you can see fantastic theater, go to wine tasting and take a hike on a trail, and check out miles of shoreline.” As one explores further into Kitsap, it isn’t difficult to find a stage or venue of some kind boasting an attraction.

VENUES BROTHER DON’S Featuring live music from jazz to rock. 4200 Kitsap Way, Bremerton www.brotherdons.com CLEARWATER CASINO Live entertainment on its main stage, and on its lawn in the summer. 15347 Suquamish Way NE, Suquamish www.clearwatercasino.com THE MANETTE SALOON Bar providing live music and entertainment. 2113 East 11th St., Bremerton www.themanette.com MANCHESTER PUB Featuring DJs, karaoke and live music. 2350 Colchester Drive East, Manchester www.manchesterpub.co THE POINT CASINO Offering live music, DJs and other entertainment. 7989 Salish Lane, Kingston www.the-point-casino.com SLIPPERY PIG BREWERY A Poulsbo-based brewery with a stage offering live music throughout the week. 18801 Front Street Northeast, Poulsbo www.slipperypigbrewery.com TREEHOUSE CAFE A restaurant and bar featuring live music. Stage calendar and tickets online. 4569 Lynwood Center Road NE, Bainbridge Island www.treehousebainbridge.com


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There’s plenty of taste in Kitsap In Kitsap, it’s all about the senses. BY LESLIE KELLY From Bainbridge Island to South Kitsap, Kitsap County offers a culinary experience that meets anyone’s expectations. Kitsap Peninsula offers a wide range of dining options, from award-winning restaurants located in waterfront communities, to pubs and hip urban style bars with award-winning cocktails and Kitsap Peninsula brews. And we’ve got lots of great places to get a hamburger, too. No matter what you crave, we’ve got a world of flavors right here. If your favorite is Italian, try a pizza at THAT’S A SOME PIZZA on Bainbridge Island. They’ve served stone baked pizza since 1984. Another great place to get a local pizza is SEABECK’S PIZZA with several locations throughout the county. Sit-down Italian meals are great at the SILVER CITY RESTAURANT & BREWERY in Silverdale. Or try the SOGNO DI VINO Italian Restaurant in Poulsbo. When it comes to a taste of Asia, there’s plenty to choose from including Chinese, Cantonese, Vietnamese and Thai cuisine. Silverdale hosts a great collection of sushi bars, too. HAKATA JAPANESE RESTAURANT in Silverdale has been a favorite and ranks high for great sushi. AMY’S ON THE BAY in Port Orchard also serves sushi.

The Emperor’s Palace in Bremerton serves great Chinese food, and it delivers. One of the favorite Vietnamese restaurants around is PHO T&N, in the Poulsbo Village Shopping Center. The restaurant has been owned and operated by the Nguyen family for more than 10 years. SHIMA, on Bainbridge Island, is a locallyowned Japanese restaurant which uses only organic meats and vegetables. And there’s Filipino and Indian food in Kitsap County, too. If American fare is more up your alley, we’ve got great places for steaks, burgers and barbecue. All of our local casinos have a great selection of steaks on their menus as well as seafood including THE POINT and CLEARWATER CASINO. They, too, have buffets that feature breakfast foods as well as prime rib carved while you watch. ANTHONY’S in downtown Bremerton is known for steaks and seafood, as well as THE LOFT in Poulsbo. Both have spectacular water views of the local marinas. MOON DOGS TOO in Port Orchard is known for its barbecue. Live music and an outdoor patio complete the atmosphere. It also has great burgers as does HAMMY’S in Lynwood Center on

Bainbridge Island. And MIKE’S FOUR STAR BARBECUE in Port Gamble is a favorite for a good BBQ sandwich, or to cater your next event. If Mexican fare is what you crave, there are great mexican restaurants in all parts of the county. One of the well known places is PUERTO VALLARTA in Kingston. Other places include ISLA BONITA Restaurant on Bainbridge Island and the TORO LOUNGE in downtown Bremerton. Or try the LOS CABOS GRILL in Poulsbo. For vegetarians, try EMMY’S VEGE HOUSE, on Bainbridge Island, with a walkup window and all the vegetarian cuisine you could ever desire. Another idea is HITCHOCK’S RESTAURANT on Bainbridge Island which is a critically-acclaimed restaurant operated by award-winning chef Brendan McGill. And for a place with a view, try the LIGHTHOUSE restaurant in Port Orchard. The restaurant is a casual waterfront dining experience offering northwest dining with brisket burgers, stone-fired pizza, and local seafood. Enjoy the patio setting or sit at large bay windows and watch the passing boats. And don’t forget to visit the PORT


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GAMBLE GENERAL STORE when you’re in Port Gamble. It’s known for its specialty drinks, gourmet food and wonderful outdoor seating. The Kitsap Peninsula also is home to microbrewery legends like SILVER CITY, SOUND BREWERY, VALHOLL, HOOD CANAL, SLAUGHTER COUNTY BREWERY, SLIPPERY PIG, RAINY DAZE, 7 SEAS and the latest, DOWNPOUR BREWING in Kingston. BAINBRIDGE ORGANIC DISTILLERS is one such place. Its first product, Legacy Organic Vodka, was released in 2010. Battle Point Whiskey soon followed, and finally its Heritage Gin. For great wines, there’s no need to go to Seattle or eastern Washington. Kitsap is quickly becoming the place to take a day and tour the wineries and vineyards. There are seven on Bainbridge Island and in the neighboring area, two in Belfair, one each in Olalla, Gig Harbor, Grapeview and Lakebay. Many offer wine tastings on weekends. During the week, you can find local wines at retail locations. In Poulsbo, check out HIGH SPIRITS LIQUOR STORE which has its own tasting room, open on Wednesday evenings and weekends. Representatives from distilleries, breweries and wineries are on hand to provide information about their featured products. Special scotches and whiskeys are highlighted. Kitsap also boasts of unique products like MORA ICE CREAM served on Bainbridge Island, in Kingston and in Poulsbo. MORA ICED CREAMERY has gourmet and unique ice cream made locally in a great variety of flavors. CB’S NUTS in Kingston is another specialty food from the area. It’s a small batch nut roaster with nuts in just about any flavor you can think of. Take a look at the restaurant listings at www.VisitKitsap.com under Kitsap Dining Search for more ideas about where to eat.

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FARMERS MARKETS BAINBRIDGE ISLAND FARMERS MARKET At town square in Winslow, Bainbridge Island April 11 through Nov. 14, 9 a.m to 1 p.m. www.bainbridgefarmersmarket.org BREMERTON FARMERS MARKET Thursdays, 4-7 p.m. May 7 through Oct. 15, at Evergreen Park, 1400 Park Avenue, Bremerton Sundays, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 24 through Setp. 6, at Bremerton Ferry Terminal, Washington Avenue and First Street, Bremerton bremertonmarket.wordpress.com KINGSTON FARMERS MARKET At Mike Wallace Park on the Kingston waterfront Saturdays, May through October www.kingstonfarmersmarket.com POULSBO FARMERS MARKET Iverson Street and 7th Avenue, Poulsbo Saturdays, April through December

PORT ORCHARD FARMERS MARKET At the Port Orchard Events Center Pavilion, 701 Bay Street, Port Orchard Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Spring through fall. www.pofarmersmarket.org RAVENWOOD MARKET 7950 NE Little Boston Road, Kingston Infrequent Fridays, April through September www.pgst.nsn.us SUQUAMISH FARMERS MARKET At the field across the street from the Suquamish Tribal Government Center, 18490 Suquamish Way, Suquamish. Every third Wednesday of the month, May through October www.suquamishfarmersmarket.org

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Where to meet, places to stay

KITSAP CONFERENCE CENTER

We’ve got plenty of the best hotels, convention centers and bed and breakfasts around, many with water views. BYLESLIE KELLY Whether you’re planning a big gathering or just a weekend away, Kitsap County has just what you need when it comes to great accommodations and venues. From large business groups, to weddings and reunions, to just taking time out for yourself and your immediate family, the Kitsap Peninsula is filled with convention centers, hotels, bed and breakfasts and even great outdoor rural park or farm-like locations. For larger groups, try the

CLEARWATER CASINO RESORT just between Bainbridge Island and Poulsbo. Operated by the Suquamish Tribe, the casino offers a full array of gambling, several restaurants and a hotel. A new addition was recently opened and includes 10,000 square-feet of meeting space and a 4,500 square-foot pre-function space. The addition of an all-water view 98-room, six-story hotel wing is also part of what’s been added along with fine dining and cafe-style restaurants. It

makes for a nice couple’s getaway, too. The resorts well-equipped indoor meeting spaces are Wifi-ready and feature the latest multimedia equipment. Outdoors, the waterfront event lawn and boardwalk are ideal for open-air gatherings of every kind. Western-style barbecues and traditional seafood potlatches are a resort signature. Plus these spaces are perfectly picturesque for weddings or receptions. Rain back-up space is limited to 30 people.

Popular is the Chief Chico Terrace and lower fire pit that seats up to 100 in a variety of configurations. This room opens into an inviting foyer for registration, breaks and receptions. A terrace with views of the Event Lawn and ‚— on a clear day ‚— Mt. Rainier is just outside. Capacities at other places in the resort include a theater that seats 100, a classroom that seats 70, a reception area that seats 120 and a 75-seat banquet room. For more on availability, pricing and catering options contact sales staff at sales@clearwatercasino. com. A popular locale is the nearby KIANA LODGE with a rich history and lush as the


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D I S COV E R K I T SAP 2 015 The historic open-beam main lodge, featuring a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, surrounds guests with Northwest history and rustic elegance. Featuring a formal dining room, center room and a cozy living room, the lodge can accommodate up to 80 guests for dining and 300 for reception. The garden atrium is a light-filled space that brings the outdoors in with high arching skylights and floor-to-ceiling windows. The room features abundant greenery and a traditional native canoe. The atrium can comfortably seat from 80 to 600 people. The event lawn between the lodge and the atrium is a wonderful outdoor venue for weddings, events and picnics in warmer weather. The event lawn can accommodate up to 1,000 guests.

Experience our Hometown Hospitality Over 5,300 sq. ft. of banquet space for your wedding, reunion, fundraiser, meeting, conference, or special event

Family reunions, weddings and military gettogethers are among events held in Kitsap County. gardens. The Suquamish people have gathered on these beaches for generations, hosting guests in traditional Northwest style. Whether you’re looking for an intimate setting for a group of 30, space for a grand event with up to 1,000 guests or something in between, the Kiana Lodge is ready to accommodate your needs. Options include weddings, banquets, graduations, meetings, corporate retreats, auctions and proms.

Baymont Inn & Suites Bremerton

360-377-7666 • www.baymontinnbremerton.com 5640 Kitsap Way, Bremerton, WA 98312

Using the finest Northwest ingredients, Kiana’s catering department will craft a mouthwatering menu for your event in the onsite professional kitchen.

Another casino option is THE POINT CASINO AND EVENTS CENTER located on the North Kitsap Peninsula in Kingston. Located just 10 minutes from the Kingston Ferry or 15 minutes from Poulsbo, The Point is open 24 hours a day. Entertainment options include gambling, music performances and concerts, burlesque shows and beach parties with the change of seasons. The casino’s own Market Fresh Catering can serve guests for a variety of functions and events, from the large event center to the more intimate setting of our Little Boston Bistro. And they cater parties offsite, too. The event center can hold 400 and comes with a podium, stage, access to house sound and lighting equipment, projector and 35-foot screen, tables and chairs, a 20-foot by 30-foot dance floor with clean up provided as well. The Bistro can hold up to 50 and works well for private parties, bachelor or bachelorette gatherings or small retreats with box lunches. A great site for large gatherings is the KITSAP CONFERENCE CENTER in Bremerton. The KITSAP CONFERENCE CENTER HARBORSIDE is just a short ferry ride from Seattle and offers an unsurpassed standard of excellence for meetings, conferences, trade shows, social events, reunions and weddings. The center also is a great place for conventions, association gatherings, and for government and military groups.


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With an ideal waterfront location, the 17,000-square-foot venue comfortably hosts up to 700 guests and offers easy access to our Bremerton hotels. The outdoor water fountains and plaza highlight the conference center’s marina setting, making it a most unique venue in Kitsap County. Recent expansion added five flexible function rooms for an additional 5,100-square-feet of prime meeting and event space on the third floor where there are spectacular views and even more opportunities to host multiple day meetings with breakouts and memorable weddings. Features include superior onsite culinary, event planning, and technology services. The location is just steps from Bremerton’s ferry terminal and a short ride to and from Seattle to visit Pike Place Market or the Seattle Art Museum for side trips. The center is near the waterfront boardwalk and marina which hosts many local events such as boat regattas, Bremerton’s Labor Day Weekend Blackberry Festival and the Rock the Dock concert series on Saturday evenings throughout the summer. There’s plenty of covered parking for guests and hotels nearby including the Hampton Inn & Suites and Fairfield Inn & Suites. If you’re planning an event in the central part of the county, take a look at the SILVERDALE BEACH HOTEL. It’s a great location for everything from birthday parties to board meetings. Its 5,000-square-foot event facility offers versatile and attractive event space in a charming waterfront setting. With five rooms and space for up to 270 guests, it can host gatherings big and small for occasions both casual and formal. From start to finish, the hotel’s professional event staff will work closely with you to ensure that all the details are in place. They offer fullservice catering, everything from coffee service to gourmet buffets. Customized menu tailored to suit the tastes and dietary requirements of guests are available. Audio-visual equipment is available including TVs, LCD projectors, wireless microphones, easels, whiteboard pads, and portable sound systems. The Admiral Ballroom is an elegant setting for banquets, weddings, fundraisers and seminars and can host up to 270 guests with theater-style seating, 200 guests with 10-person round tables or 120 guests with classroom-style seating. Also on the water in Silverdale is the OXFORD INN AND SUITES. In the business district and minutes from Kitsap Mall and Silverdale Waterfront Park, the inn is within close proximity of Old Town Silverdale and the Northwest Golf Range. Make yourself at home in one of the 63 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and microwaves. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected and cable programming provides entertainment. A complimentary buffet breakfast is included. Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and a

24-hour front desk. Free self parking is available onsite. Many rooms have water views and there’s a great indoor pool and hot tub for guests. Meeting rooms are also are available for business gatherings or events of less than 100 guests such as receptions, reunions and retirements. Another option for those wanting to rent a hall for an central county event is the KITSAP COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS AND EVENTS CENTER which includes meeting rooms, fair facilities, barns, arenas, large venues, ball fields, soccer fields, tennis courts and picnic shelters. Operated by the Kitsap County parks department, there are many rooms, halls and arenas to host larger events suitable for parties, dances, sporting events, and craft shows. Check it out at 1195 NW Fairgrounds Road, Bremerton or email parks@co.kitsap.wa.us.

Plenty of Kitsap’s hotels offer fine dining within their facilities. Area casinos also offer steaks, seafood and buffets.

For those with a military connection and who

Stay at Foxbridge Bed and Breakfast Green Member of Washington State B&Bs

On 5 private acres in the forests of North Kitsap with wi-fi, hot breakfast, sitting rooms, full library, beautiful gardens, close to outdoor activities, shopping & local restaurants. 8 Miles north of downtown Poulsbo.

FoxBridge Bed & Breakfast 30680 State Hwy.3, NE, Poulsbo, WA 98370

(360) 697- 4875 • www.foxbridge.com


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STAY & PLAY

Looking for lodging for your visit or out-of-town guests? Visit our website for rooms with a view, cozy B&B’s, and children and pet friendly places to stay for the night or all week long!

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like the military side of life, try the NAVY GATEWAY INNS AT BANGOR. Navy Gateway Inn offers 65 standard rooms and suites in a park-like setting with new beds and upgraded linens. It’s a smoke-free facility and is within walking distance to the NEX, commissary, fitness center and pool, galley, theater, Bangor Plaza, post office and on-base entertainment. Rooms feature flat-screen TVs with basic cable and a premium channel, free Wifi access, complimentary newspapers, snack bag, microwave, refrigerator, coffee pot, hair dryer, business center, and free guest laundry. If you’re looking for something that’s got lots of personality, try the RED CEDAR FARMS near Poulsbo. From weddings to corporate and social events, discover all that Red Cedar Farm has to offer. The 100-year-old renovated farm and 25 acres of lush plantings are a great way to enjoy nature and the farm-like atmosphere. Visit with the farm animals, play in the nostalgic pinball gallery, relax in the elegantly landscaped surroundings. Red Cedar Farm is an event venue popular for weddings and is a working farm. Weddings for up to 100 guests can be hosted with indoor and outdoor seating. In Port Gamble, THE HOOD CANAL VISTA PAVILION built in 2009 seats 130 inside the reception hall and 180 comfortably under the tent. Port Gamble’s Historic Board Rooms built in 1916 possess a rich history and inviting atmosphere in which to hold your distinguished


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meeting. St. Paul’s church seats a maximum of 150 people in the sanctuary and is popular for weddings. The church terrace seats 100 at tables. The Pavilion meeting and conference space is set on a bluff with perfect views of the Hood Canal and Admiralty Inlet. The natural beauty comes inside through six sets of French doors and 31 windows that provide abundant natural lighting. The stone floor to ceiling stone fireplace adds to the warmth of this facility. Capacity is 1,000-plus and makes it a great venue for fundraising auctions. There are various outdoor sites for picnics, team building events, softball or baseball games. Picnic tables are available and catering is offered by Mike’s Four Star BBQ and the Port Gamble Store. If staying at a bed and breakfast is more to your liking, Kitsap County has a number of great B&Bs for just a night, a weekend or an event. In Kingston, try PHOENIX BED & BREAKFAST. From the ashes of the Dore’s original house, this new home was built in seven days by the Extreme Make Over TV team with a bed and breakfast wing. Located on five beautiful acres and surrounded by tall trees, the home is set in a quiet country setting near the town of Kingston. Contemporary rooms and log cabin-like rooms are available. HOLLY LANE GARDENS BED & BREAKFAST on Bainbridge Island offers an Olympic available throughout the inn. The Glory Room Mountain view, a flower farm with developing accommodates two guest and is decorated with gardens, many acres of woodlands, streams, warmth, imagination and much detail. It features walking paths, and end-of-the-road quiet. It’s a private balcony where you can sit and enjoy a great place to relax and unwind, a peaceful the panoramic view of the Olympic Mountain place where wild animals and birds romp and Range, a gas fireplace, private bath, luxurious enjoy themselves. Enjoy delightful and refreshbeds and linens, sitting area, TV, fresh flowers, ing breakfasts, units that offer private bedrooms candy and bubbles for the bath. The Victorian and baths. The grand piano, libraries, hot tub, Rose is a spacious suite with queen and outdoor fire pits offer solitary or bed, large sitting area and table, walkinteractive interest. Cottages each carry The many in shower, claw-foot tub, and HDTV. their own theme including the Suite, waterfront Rollaway cots can be provided. the Moroccan room, Tropical room, views ARE Hemingway room, and hot tub room. part of what FOXBRIDGE is a two guest room bed travelers to and breakfast in North Kitsap, close to If you’re in the Bremerton area, take a Kitsap enjoy. the Hood Canal Bridge on Highway 3. look at the BIRD’S EYE VIEW B&B. The Just 10 minutes from Poulsbo and 15 Inn has several welcoming places to curl minutes from Kingston, FoxBridge is the perfect up with a book or loved one. The cozy warmth lodging option whenever you are traveling in of this whimsical getaway creates a retreat of the Northwest. Whether you’re looking for a peace and quiet. Breakfast is a memorable place to unwind and relax or a great place to event with china, crystal, sterling, fine linens, start during your explorations to local towns flowers, candles and soothing music. Delicious or the outdoors FoxBridge offers a wonderful homemade breakfast includes meats from the experience during your stay. Relax in the library, local butchers, as well as entrees with home borrow a board game, or find an excellent resgrown fruits, berries, herbs, and edible flowers. taurant for dinner. You’re welcome to explore Complimentary beverages will always be availthe ever-changing gardens or just enjoy the able. The great room has an attached library outside scenery from the window with a hot cup with a one of a kind stone fireplace, beamed of coffee or tea. Restaurants, stores, spas, parks, ceiling, leather furniture, braided rugs, and a museums and more are nearby. A computer bay window framing the panoramic view of the is available in the inn so you can make dinner Olympic Mountain Range. Wireless internet is

reservations, print directions, or research what to see next. Bring your motorcycle or pedal bike and store them in the garage. A favorite for many who visit Kitsap County is the CEDAR COVE B&B in Port Orchard. The historic 1909 inn is a place of comfort, relaxation and the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Settle in and enjoy the stunning views of the Olympic Mountains and Sinclair Inlet as boats sail across the sound. Relax by the fire in the summer cabin or take a stroll to town. The inn has been lovingly restored to its historic grace, offering guests a visit back in time where the pace is gentle and relaxing. The home overlooks Port Orchard Bay and is located at the gateway to the Olympic Peninsula. Guests can choose to hike the shorelines, explore the Olympic Rain Forest, visit Pike Place Market in Seattle, or take in the local art galleries, museums, wineries, antique shops, theater venues and dining experiences. Many visitors will recognize its name as it is a part of the novels of Port Orchard resident Debbie Macomber. In Bremerton, try the BAYMONT INN AND SUITES at 5640 Kitsap Way located close to Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and downtown Bremerton. THis hotel offers relaxation and full amenities at an exceptional value.


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The sporting life in Kitsap

Take in a baseball game or a soccer match with one of our semi-pro teams. BY LESLIE KELLY Like watching baseball? Soccer? or Basketball? There’s plenty of all of these around Kitsap County for spectators. For soccer fans, Kitsap County has several teams playing minor league soccer. Since 2008, the KITSAP PUMAS have been based in Bremerton and compete in the United Soccer League’s Premier Development League (PDL), both an indoor and outdoor season. Kitsap Pumas have won several titles including the 2011 USL PDL national championship. The team plays its home

games at Gordon Field at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds. The team’s colors are blue, white and gold. Find out more at www.kitsapsoccerclub.com. Kitsap also has a professional indoor team, OLYMPIC FORCE, which currently plays in the Northwest Division of the Premier Arena Soccer League. The team plays at Olympic Sports Center, an athletic complex located at Pendergast Park in Bremerton, 1199 Union Ave. West, Bremerton, in the winter and at Gordon Field Park, 1200 Fairground Road NW, Bremerton, during the summer. To find out more, go to www.OlympicForce.com.

The Force’s women’s team, a member of the Women’s Premier Soccer League, plays teams from the Puget Sound and Oregon. The team plays May through the September at the Olympic Sports Center which features three turf fields used primary for indoor soccer. If basketball is more to your liking, take in a Kitsap Admirals game. The KITSAP ADMIRALS were founded Nov. 1, 2011, and are affiliated with the American Basketball Association. They are the first ABA professional basketball team to play in Kitsap County. The Kitsap

Admirals are owned by Ashley and Erica Robinson. The ABA has more than 1,000 players playing on 70 teams. The Admirals play from October to March at various locations in Kitsap County including Bremerton High School and the Bremerton Family YMCA. Players are committed to the local community and have a active anti-bullying campaign which they take into local schools to teach students about sportsmanship and being good individuals. For more go to www.kitsapadmirals.com. If you like baseball, try a KITSAP BLUEJACKETS game. In 1946, local community leaders had a dream about establishing professional baseball on the Kitsap Peninsula. The result was the Bremerton Bluejackets, the county’s first and only professional


D I S COV E R K I T SAP 2 015 baseball team. In 2004, another group of baseball entrepreneurs led by Rick Smith, brought the Kitsap Bluejackets and became an inaugural member of the prestigious West Coast League. Now, in 2015, a new partnership of local business leaders has taken over the ownership and leadership of the team. Among them is Matt Acker, the original coach of the BlueJackets who managed the team for seven seasons. Star Matt Cartwright will guide the BlueJackets as they hit the diamond for another season in the 11-member West Coast League, which features a group of collegiate players from the area.

COLOR CODED SU S PB O J ER C TT S | 55 information. August brings 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 which is televised on ESPN. See www. kitsapstampedeclub.com for more. And we have college sports, too.

The team, which opens the season June 2, will play their home games at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds, 1200 Fairground Road NW, Bremerton. A great time to go to a game is on July 4 when there is a large fireworks show.

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.

Tickets for all Tuesday games are $2 each, along with $2 hot dogs, soda and domestic beer. It makes for a great night out for the family at a very reasonable price. For season or single ticket information, call 360616-0481 or check out their website at www.bluejacketbaseball.com.

Men and women, both, compete in basketball, cross country, golf, along with track and field. The men participate in baseball, while the women play volleyball and softball. All homes game are hosted in Bremerton. Find out more at www.olympic.edu/ athletic.

And don’t be afraid if you see a giant beeish-looking creature running around. It’s only the BlueJackets’ mascot, “Jack the BlueJacket.”

What about a night at the derby? The roller derby, that is.

Kitsap County also has junior ice hockey for sporting entertainment.

NORTHWEST DERBY COMPANY (NDC), which began in 2012, is the county’s only adult derby league for flat track action.

The WEST SOUND WARRIORS are a Junior A hockey squad that plays a 48-game schedule starting in October.

They are members of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA), dedicated to advancing the

Known as the TOMAHAWKS, they play in the Northern Pacific Hockey League and homes matches are at the Bremerton Ice Arena in East Bremerton. Reserve seating is $8 per game and $6 for general admission. For more ticket information, call 360-4797465 or go to www.westsoundwarriors.pointstreaksites.com.

sport of roller derby. NDC also has KITSAP DERBY BRATS junior roller derby squad which is open to girls age 12-18 with a tootsie roller team for ages 5-11. Home bouts are at the Bremerton Skateland, 1740 NE Fuson Road, Bremerton. Tickets are $12 at door, $10 pre-sale and $5 for children age 6-12. For more go to www.northwestderbycompany.com

Rolling Hills Golf Course

Is football more your style? In Kitsap County, we love our Seattle Seahawks and many fans take the Bremerton or Bainbridge ferries to the games because Century Link Field is just a short walk from where the ferries dock in Seattle. But if you’d like to see football in the off-season, try the KITSAP BEARS, Kitsap’s own semi-pro team. The Kitsap Bears, a member of the 11-member Pacific Football League, play semi-pro football on Saturdays from April to late June. Saturday home games are played a Silverdale Stadium. In 2011, the Bears won the PFL championship. For more information, contact Don Purser at 360-649-2003 or email dpurser99@ msn.com.

Putter’s

Restaurant & Lounge

How about a rodeo? For rodeo fans, the county is home to a pair of events each summer. In late 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, two local charities for kids in need. Go online to www. thunderbirdrodeo.com for dates, schedules and ticket

• Open To The Public • Close To The Ferries

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GOLF

The West Sound long has been a destination for golfers throughout the Northwest as acclaimed courses span from both ends of Kitsap County. Here is a breakdown of those links: GOLD MOUNTAIN Gold Mountain has distinguished itself as 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 Bremerton­-owned complex’s Olympic Course, which hosted the U.S. Amateur Public Links championship in 2006. 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. Location: 7263 West Belfair Valley Rd., Bremerton MCCORMICK WOODS Port Orchard’s McCormick Woods Golf Course opened in 1987. Shawn 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

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The Kitsap Peninsula region has six great golf courses and an hour from Chamber’s Bay Golf Course, home of the 2015 US OPEN. Visit us online today to book your golf getaway.

Cucciardi’s course also features lessons for junior golfers” that run from April through September. Location: 5155 McCormick Woods Drive SW, Port Orchard. For more information, call 360-895-0130 or 800-323-0130. Website: www.mccormickwoodsgolf.com TROPHY LAKE 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 award­-winning 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. Location: 3900 SW Lake Flora Rd, Port Orchard. For more information, call 360-874-8337 Website: www.trophylakegolf.com ROLLING HILLS Tedd Hudanich, who has been the head golf professional at Bremerton’s Rolling Hills Golf Course for most of its existence, preaches 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. Location: 2485 NE McWilliams Rd, Bremerton Website: www.rollinghills-golfcourse.com WHITE HORSE White Horse, featuring stunning views of the mountains, was rated as one of America’s Best New Courses in 2007 by Golf Digest. A after falling into foreclosure, White Horse reopened in late 2009 under ownership of the Suquamish Tribe. The course has undergone several modifications since then.

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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. Location: 22795 Three Lions Place NE, Kingston. For more information, call 360-297-4468 Website: www.whitehorsegolf.com.


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Need to Cruise? Try one of these

Crusin’ Main Street is a part of Americana and Kitsap has its own version. BY LESLIE KELLY

everything from bumpers to engines. For more information email rmuhleman@ hotmail.com.

Mitchell, who organized the cruises last year, the group has now grown to more than 500 and people show up with everything from 1950s and 1960s cars to today’s new Camaros and Challengers.

Every Wednesday, from April to October, take in great classic cars at the Night Cruise at Buck’s A & W restaurant in Port Orchard. The cars begin showing up at 1690 SE Mile High Drive around 4 p.m. and stay until dark.

Whether you’re a fan of vintage Mustangs, old pickup trucks, or streamlined classic Corvettes, there are many opportunities to show off your vehicles in Kitsap County. Or maybe, you just want to take a look at them. Cruisin’ Bremerton takes place in downtown Bremerton at Sixth Street and Pacific Avenue beginning at 7 p.m. every Saturday from April to September. Gather in the Kitsap Bank parking and get ready to step back into the 1950s when weekends were all about muscle cars and cruising around town.

“Initially, we had people who remembered cruisin’ downtown Bremerton in the 1960s and 1970s,” Mitchell said. “But now we have parents and grandparents bringing out their kids and grandkids to show them what they did when they were young. And we have guys in their 20s who want to show off their new cars.”

According to Chuck

No one is excluded, he said.

A group of Volkswagen enthusiasts make it out almost every week, as well as some owners of vintage Mustangs. “Just come out in whatever you drive, like we use to do,” Mitchell said. The group is self-run and has a Facebook Page at Cruisin’ Bremerton Saturday Nights. From April to December, on the first Tuesday of the month, there’s a car show at the parking lot of Shari’s at 4220 Wheaton Way in East Bremerton. More than 100 old-time cars and their owner’s show up beginning about 4 p.m. to show off their handy work on

On the last Tuesday of the month from May to August stop by the Bainbridge Island Classic Car Cruise-In at the First Baptist Church on Bainbridge Island at Highway 305 and Madison Avenue. The show combines the love of classic automobiles with a desire to help local kids. Open to the general public, come enjoy cool cars and special interest vehicles or bring one of your own.


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A $5 donation per hamburger or hot-dog meal includes water or soda and all proceeds benefit “Project Backpack” at the local food bank, Helpline House. And go ahead and cruise Port Gamble every Thursday May through September when car buffs bring out their classic, new or unique cars to show off on the lawns beside Mike’s Four Star BBQ and Gamble Bay Coffee. The event is free and open to everyone. For more information checkout www.portgamble.com. Additionally, throughout the summer there are special events at which the car clubs show their best. One of those is Vettes for Vets, on Saturday, May 30 at the Port Orchard A & W. Meet at 11:30 a.m. and join the caravan to the Washington State Veterans Home at Retsil to share vets with vets for Memorial Day. July 4 brings about a large car show on Bainbridge Island as a part of the island’s Independence Day celebration. See vintage cars in the parade that begins around noon and then take a closer look at them in the afternoon when they are parked in the church parking lot at Highway 305 and Madison Avenue. “Cruz the Narrows” is Aug. 4 in Gig Harbor and Aug. 9 is “The Cruz” car show in downtown in Port Orchard. As a part of the Blackberry Festival on Labor Day weekend in Bremerton, there will be a car show and fly-in from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 5 at Bremerton National Airport, 8850 Highway 3, Bremerton. Also see restored military vehicles near the boardwalk in downtown Bremerton throughout the weekend. Here is information on a number of car clubs in Kitsap County: ABOUT OLYMPIC VINTAGE AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION In 1959 a group of vintage car enthusiasts gathered to form a car club that would become known as Olympic Vintage Automobile Association. They gathered in various members homes while they developed the framework of that organization. They remained active participating in tours, car displays, picnics, trips and various other activities until the 1960s when

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the club assimilated another auto club, the Rally Masters. When the dust had settled, they emerged incorporated under the new name of Olympic Vintage Auto Club. They began hosting swap meets which they still do today at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds. Their meets have grown to be the largest automotive events in the county. They draws thousands of buyers and car buffs from all over the Northwest and vendors from as far away as Wisconsin. Find out more at www.ovaa.org. KITSAP MUSTANG CLUB Located in Bremerton, Kitsap Mustang Club was formed in 1988, and is aimed toward anyone with a genuine interest in the Ford Mustang automobile. Anyone who owns a Mustang or has interest in Mustangs can join in. The club has monthly meeting, weekly cruise nights, our annual “Mustangs on the Waterfront” Show in Port Orchard on July 26. For more, go to www. kitsapmustangclub.org. KITSAP CORVETTE CLUB The Glass Odyssey Corvette Club of Kitsap County (GOCC) is a non-profit organization that was incorporated in Washington in March of 1972 to encourage the promotion and preservation in the pride of the ownership of Corvettes and to further the interest of owners and drivers of Corvette cars; promote, sponsor and organize outings, meetings, exhibitions and other Corvette activities; encourage Corvette drivers and owners and to promote the exchange of ideas and general and technical information relative their Corvettes; and to encourage safe and sportsman-like driving habits on public highways. Members, Corvette enthusiasts and guests are welcome. Meetings are the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Central Kitsap Fire Station 41 - Meadowdale, 7600 Old Military Road NE, Bremerton. Go to www.kitsapvettes.org for more. SLAUGHTER COUNTY CRUISERS The Slaughter County Cruisers is an organization of individuals with the interest of restoration, preservation and enjoyment of all antique, classic and custom vehicles. Through the brotherhood of the International Association of Fire Fighters, members are goodwill ambassadors and foster the enjoyment of vehicles through charitable, community and social endeavors. Find out more at www.oldride.com.


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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

MAY 5-26

SILVERDALE FARMERS MARKET Each Tuesday from May to October, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Old Town Silverdale waterfront park.

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BREMERTON FARMERS MARKET 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.

15-17 VIKING FEST, POULSBO The fest takes over downtown Poulsbo and the waterfront; a carnival, Viking village, live entertainment, contests including paddle board races and lutefisk eating competitions. 23-25 KITSAP HARBOR FESTIVAL, PORT ORCHARD The Waterfront Park hosts Pirates Rendezvous Craft and Vendor Show, live music, Fathom’s “Seagull Splat Run 5K Run,” and “Seagull Calling Event” including “Seagull” Wings Cook-off, Pirates/Pets costume contest. Saturday 9am-11pm, Sunday 10am-5pm. 23-25 KITSAP HARBOR FESTIVAL, BREMERTON The marina and boardwalk come alive with tall ships, boaters and more at the opening of the summer boating season. Live music, a variety of entertainment, fabulous food, beer garden, new and familiar vendors and crafts. Walk to classic car show downtown, visit Lost Boys Pirates and Pirate Ship, and other activities sure to delight. Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm 2-30

POULSBO FARMERS MARKET Saturdays, May to October, at NE Iverson Street and 7th Ave NE, Poulsbo, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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JUNE FAIRE, PORT GAMBLE www.junefaire.com

JUNE

Kitsap traditions including numerous festivals and celebrations through the entire year.

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BAINBRIDGE ISLAND BLOEDEL RESERVE Botanical Art Exhibit, June 2-Aug.2, for more info, www. bloedelreserve.org.

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FATHOMS O’ FUN GRAND PARADE Downtown Port Orchard, and also Festival by the Sea Craft Show.

4

CONCERTS ON THE BAY Every Thursday in Port Orchard at Waterfront Park.

6

MIDSUMMER FEST, POULSBO Celebrating the Summer Solstice, Scandinavian style at Poulsbo’s Waterfront Park. Features are folk dancing, games and the raising of the midsummer pole.

6

10TH ANNIVERSARY KIDIMU’S BIRTHDAY BASH Fun starts at 10 a.m., www.kidimu.org.

6

FRIENDS OF THE FARMS ANNUAL CELEBRATION, BAINBRIDGE Celebrating bounty of local Suyematsu & Bentryn family farms, www.friendsofthefarms.org

19

BLOEDEL RESERVE SUMMER PERFORMANCES CONCERT SERIES, BAINBRIDGE www.bloedelreserve.org

27

ROTARY AUCTION/RUMMAGE SALE Sale begins at 8 a.m., bainbridgeislandrotary.org.

27-28 OLYMPIC AIR SHOW, TUMWATER At the Olympic Flight Museum, 7637 Old Highway 99 SE. Classic and vintage airplanes, including UH-1H Huey.

JULY 1-29

WEDNESDAY EVENING CONCERTS, BAINBRIDGE July-August at a variety of B.I. parks. www.biparks.org

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FIREWORKS OVER LIBERTY BAY, POULSBO Grand display over Liberty Bay, at dusk.


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BAINBRIDGE ISLAND DOWNTOWN ASSOCIATION STREET DANCE Annual street dance in Winslow for the 4th of July. bainbridgedowntown.org for more info.

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GRAND OLD FOURTH OF JULY PARADE, BAINBRIDGE 11 am, downtown Winslow, Bainbridge Chamber of Commerce, visit www. bainbridgechamber.com

4

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND FIREWORKS Celebration over Eagle Harbor, for more info www. bainbridgefireworks.org

4

FATHOM’S ANNUAL GRAND FIREWORKS SHOW, PORT ORCHARD Spectacular fireworks at Sinclair Inlet.

4-6

OLD MILL DAYS, PORT GAMBLE www.oldmilldays.com

4

KINGSTON 4TH OF JULY, KINGSTON www.kingston4thofjuly.com

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CHRIS CRAFT RENDEZVOUS, PORT ORCHARD MARINA www.portofbremerton.org

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BREMERTON SUMMER BREWFEST Featuring 26 Washington Breweries pouring more than 60 Washington Summer Style Beers and live music, downtown Bremerton.

17-19 ALLYN DAYS, ALLYN 33rd Anniversary Salmon Fest July 18, Allyn’s Got Talent July 17, Geoduck Festival July 19 at Allyn Waterfront Park. 19

LIVE & RIDE MOTORCYCLE SHOW, PORT ORCHARD

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VIRGINIA V CRUISE AROUND BAINBRIDGE All aboard the last of the steam-powered “Mosquito Fleet” vessels. Reservations required, 206-842-2773, www. bainbridgehistory.org.

24-26 WHALING DAYS - OLD TOWN SILVERDALE/SILVERDALE WATERFRONT Old-fashioned carnival with food booths, live music, games and rides. Sunday at 3 p.m., watch thousands of rubber duckies be dumped in the water and race to the finish line on Dyes Inlet. 26

HISTORIC HOME AND GARDEN TOUR, PORT ORCHARD Information at Sidney Art Gallery, Port Orchard

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MUSTANGS ON THE WATERFRONT, PORT ORCHARD

8

KITSAP WINE FESTIVAL, BREMERTON Harborside Fountain Park in Bremerton, a celebration of food and wine on Bremerton’s scenic waterfront, benefiting Harrison Medical Center Foundation.

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BIKE FOR PIE, BAINBRIDGE Squeaky Wheels, Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., www. squeakywheels.org.

14-16 BAINBRIDGE ISLAND SUMMER STUDIO TOUR www.bistudiotour.com. 14

FRIENDS OF THE FARMS ANNUAL FARM TO TABLE DINNER, BAINBRIDGE www.friendsofthefarms.org.

14-16 POULSBO ARTS FESTIVAL, POULSBO a juried art competition that also includes a children’s arts corner, jewelry, metal, ceramic, wood, and fabric arts. 14-16 CHIEF SEATTLE DAYS, SUQUAMISH www.suquamish.org 15

THE CRUZ CLASSIC CAR SHOW AND FESTIVAL BY THE BAY, PORT ORCHARD Downtown at the waterfront park

26-30 KITSAP COUNTY FAIR AND STAMPEDE, KITSAP COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS Animals on exhibit, carnival rides and food, lots of homemade canned goods, pies and breads, and crafts to view. Concerts and a fun rodeo on some evenings, www.kitsapgov.com


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SEPTEMBER 5-7

BREMERTON BLACKBERRY FESTIVAL, BREMERTON Downtown and on the boardwalk, food vendors, arts and crafts, car show, and games for the kids. Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday.

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MANETTE DAYS, BREMERTON celebration of local history with a parade, crafts and food.

6

HOG FEST, PORT ORCHARD A regional Pork Festival w/BBQ cook-off.

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TASTE OF PORT ORCHARD Waterfront Park.

13

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND’S KIWANIS SUMMER CHALLENGE BIKE RIDE Three routes: 16, 24 and 52 miles, www.SummerChallengeRide.org.

13

FIRST SUNDAYS CONCERT, BAINBRIDGE 4 p.m. Sasha Starcevich, Waterfront Park Community Center, Bainbridge Island, firstsundaysconcerts.org.

20

ROTARY WINE WITH WAGS, PORT ORCHARD McCormick Woods

27

HARVEST FAIR AT JOHNSON FARM, BAINBRIDGE ISLAND Family friendly, 11am-5pm, www.friendsofthefarms.org.

OCTOBER 1-31

BLOEDEL RESERVE SQUASH SCAVENGER HUNT, BAINBRIDGE ISLAND For specific dates go to www.bloedelreserve.org.

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BAINBRIDGE GARDENS’ 20TH ANNUAL PUMPKIN WALK Throughout October, hundreds of lighted pumpkins, www. bainbridgegardens.com.

4

FIRST SUNDAYS CONCERT, BAINBRIDGE 4 p.m. Janet See and John Lenti, Waterfront Park Community Center, go to firstsundaysconcerts.org

11

POULSBO MARATHON Marathon, half marathon, 10k or relay through the region. The races starts at North Kitsap High School.

16-23 SOUTH KITSAP ARTISTS ASSOCIATION SHOW, PORT ORCHARD Sidney Art Gallery, Port Orchard. 17-31 HAUNTED FAIRGROUNDS, KITSAP COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS Nightly haunted buildings with costumed actors sure to scare the wits out of you. 23-25 CELLULOID BAINBRIDGE FILM FESTIVAL Historic Lynwood Theatre and Bainbridge Cinemas, all day, www.artshum.org. 31

TRICK OR TREAT IN PORT ORCHARD, DOWNTOWN BREMERTON AND MANETTE Fun begins at 4 p.m.

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HALLOWEEN IN DOWNTOWN POULSBO Front Street closed to traffic for ghouls, ghosts, monsters and more. Families trick or treat from shop to shop.

NOVEMBER 1

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND FIRST SUNDAYS CONCERT 4 p.m. Gail Pettis, Waterfront Park Community Center, firstsundaysconcerts.org

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B.I. WINTER STUDIO TOUR, BAINBRIDGE For specific dates to go www.bistudiotour.com.

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WINTER FARMERS MARKET, BAINBRIDGE November-December, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Eagle Harbor Congregational Church, www.bainbridgefarmersmarket.com

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VETERAN’S DAY CELEBRATION, KITSAP COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS Celebrate our veterans with patriotic speeches, displays and food.

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BAINBRIDGE HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE AND COMMUNITY TREE LIGHTING 10 a.m.- 7 p.m., tree lighting at 5:30 p.m. on Madrone Lane, bainbridgedowntown.org.

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FATHOMS O’ FUN CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL, PORT ORCHARD www.fathomsofun.org

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SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY, DOWNTOWN PORT ORCHARD

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SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY AND HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING, SILVERDALE Silverdale Way and Bucklin Hill Road. Carolers, hay wagon rides, and Santa.

DECEMBER 1-31

BLOEDEL RESERVE HOLIDAY VILLAGE AND MODEL TRAIN DISPLAY, BAINBRIDGE Throughout December, for specific dates visit www. bloedelreserve.org.

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GINGERBREAD HOUSES AT KIDIMU, BAINBRIDGE Throughout December, visit www.kidimu.org for more information

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KINGSTON COUNTRY CHRISTMAS Throughout December, for more information visit www. kingstonchamber.com.

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PORT GAMBLE COUNTRY CHRISTMAS For more information, www.portgamble.com.

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PICTURES WITH SANTA AT THE LOG CABIN, PORT ORCHARD First two weekends in December, Sidney Art Gallery, Port Orchard.

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WINTERFEST, DOWNTOWN BREMERTON Includes tree lighting, carolers and a visit from Santa.

5

JULEFEST, DOWNTOWN POULSBO 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. Helpful links: www.portofpoulsbo.com, historicdowntownpoulsbo. com, cityofpoulsbo.com/parks/parks.htm, cafnw.org, poulsbosonsofnorway.com, www.poulsbochamber.com.

5-6, 12-13 BREAKFAST WITH SANTA, DOWNTOWN PORT ORCHARD 5

FESTIVAL OF CHIMES & LIGHTS, PORT ORCHARD Chamber Holiday Pet Parade, Sinclair Inlet Yacht Club Christmas Lane, Jingle Bell Run.

19

MUSICAL THEATRE BAINBRIDGE AND BAINBRIDGE CHORALE Community caroling from 4 to 5 p.m. at Eagle Harbor Congregational Church.

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NOON YEAR’S EVE, KIDS DISCOVERY MUSEUM, BAINBRIDGE Family New Year Celebration and Countdown to Noon at the Museum, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 301 Ravine Lane NE, www. kidimu.org.

OTHER SPECIAL EVENTS IN KITSAP COUNTY: JANUARY Sons of Norway LuteFish Feed, Poulsbo www.poulsbosonsofnorway.com. MARCH Military Appreciation Day, last Saturday in March, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Kitsap County Fairgrounds Fathoms of Fun Royalty selection mid March, Port Orchard. APRIL Most farmers markets open the first weekend of April, including Poulsbo’s at Iverson and 7th Avenue, near downtown


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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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Marinas

Marinas By Peter O’Cain

Our local marinas are great for a short-term stay or as a live-aboard. They’re a great place for a walk, too. BY PETER O’CAIN AND LESLIE KELLY The Lone Sailor Statue statue was dedicated to the Port of Bremerton in 2009. It’s stood watch over tired mariners on Sinclair Inlet from the eastern edge of Bremerton Marina ever since. Every morning he watches the sunrise over the water. Hands stuffed his coat pockets, lapels flipped up, shielding his neck against the elements. Ships come and ships go, rain and wind too, but he’s always there — defiant, yet welcoming. The statue is placed at the end of a 25-foot-wide breakwater. It’s one of many prime locations for visitors to snap a picture. Every direction offers a view with potential to take one’s breath away. The Sinclair Inlet to the east. Bremerton to the west. The Port Orchard Marina to the south and the Manette Bridge to the north, connecting Bremerton’s vibrant downtown to the sleepy grace of Manette. The Bremerton Marina is also home of the USS Turner Joy, a decommissioned Sherman-class destroyer. In its heyday, the Turner Joy performed combat operations in the South China Sea during the Vietnam War. Now it serves as a tourist attraction. Tours cost $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $7 for kids, and typically last an hour and a half. Yet another fitting homage to Kitsap County deep nautical heritage. The marina boardwalk hosts festivals during the

warmer months beginning with Kitsap Harbor Festival on Memorial Day and culminating with the Blackberry Festival on Labor Day Weekend. Fast foot ferry service to nearby Port Orchard is available for only $2 during the festivals and on weekends. The marina is also conveniently located adjacent the Washington State Ferry terminal, with transit to and from Seattle throughout the day. The marina’s beauty is reinforced by impeccable quality. The marina is state-of-the-art and features ample comforts to visiting and permanent sailors alike. It features 220 permanent slips, moorage over 60-feet, covered moorage 28-52-feet, slips from 36-120-feet, a fuel dock, full-service repair close by, laundry facilities, free showers and perhaps most importantly, free WiFi. Guest moorage rates vary by ship length and length of stay. A standard fee is $36 per night plus $0.90 per feet over 40 feet. Per night electricity prices are low: $4 per night for 40 amps and $5 per night for 50 amps. Wait list deposit is $100 as is the monthly live aboard fee. There is no charge for dinghy storage. Whether you’re staying for a day or a month or a year, the Bremerton Marina will feel like your marina.

EAGLE HARBOR MARINA, BAINBRIDGE ISLAND MOORAGE: Up to 66-feet open RATES: $1 per foot per night LAUNDRY: Yes SHOWERS: Yes FUEL: Yes POULSBO MARINA MOORAGE: 30-foot minimum RATES: $0.90 per foot per day LAUNDRY: Yes SHOWERS: Yes FUEL: Yes SILVERDALE MARINA MOORAGE: Open RATES: $10 per day for boats under 28-feet and $20 per day for boats over 28-feet LAUNDRY: No SHOWERS: Yes FUEL: No PORT ORCHARD MARINA MOORAGE: Up to 50-feet open and 52-feet covered RATES: $36 per night plus $0.90 per feet over 40 feet LAUNDRY: Yes SHOWERS: Yes FUEL: Yes KINGSTON MARINA MOORAGE: Up to 60-feet open and 50-feet uncovered RATES: $1 per foot per day LAUNDRY: Yes SHOWERS: Yes FUEL: Yes


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EAGLE HARBOR MARINA

PORT ORCHARD MARINA

Eagle Harbor Marina is located on beautiful Bainbridge Island directly across the harbor from Winslow and the state ferry docks. The marina enjoys a spectacular view of the entire harbor along with easy boating access to central Puget Sound. The midSound location gives plenty of great boating options north and south. There are many great places nearby even for a short weekend get-away without having to spend a lot in fuel getting there. The clubhouse has a beautiful picturesque view and nice deck. Lot’s of great amenities including locked U.S. Postal mailboxes and locked storage units are available.

Located on the pristine waters of Puget Sound. All the charm of a walkable, friendly small-town has made this marina a favorite among boaters. Whether you want to relax on your boat, enjoy shopping or natural beauty, our marina is an ideal, friendly spot for a day, or a lifetime. Amenities include: clean bathrooms, laundry facilities, and free showers, dockside pump-out, covered moorage 28’ to 52’, full service fuel dock, free WiFi, pet friendly, activity float with covered space and barbecues for group activities. Marina Park is nearby with covered space, barbecues and a Children’s Park Boat launch. Boaters will appreciate the full-service repair yards nearby. POULSBO MARINA The Port of Poulsbo Marina is located in the northern portion of Liberty Bay. The old downtown of Poulsbo is located only a short walk away. Liberty Bay offers calm and protected waters. The Port’s breakwater offers even greater protection for peace of mind while enjoying the many recreational, cultural and dining opportunities offered by the area. Marina amenities: fuel dock: ethanol free unleaded and diesel, pump-out and water, permanent and guest moorage, live-aboard are welcome; restrooms, showers and laundry, WiFi wireless internet, town park and picnic tables next to marina, public boat launch, hull inspection, boat rentals, sea plane dock and taxi service to other locations.

KEYPORT MARINA VISIT OUR NEW MARINA NOW OFFERING: • Beautiful new concrete slips • 250 feet of moorage for transients (five 50-foot slips) • Free power and water available at all slips • 4 hours free moorage • Over 4 hours stay, $10/day for under 25 feet, $15/day 25 feet and over • Internet café and WiFi available at the Mercantile • Boat launch ramp

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• 6 blocks to Naval Undersea Museum • 3 blocks to Post Office • 2 blocks to store & restaurants

For more information contact Brian Watne at 360.627.0594

KINGSTON MARINA The Port of Kingston was established by the state legislature in 1919 as one of the original Mosquito Fleet landing sites. The port is located on Apple Tree Cove where the Carpenter Creek Estuary flows into Puget Sound. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has designated the Port of Kingston as a safe harbor during storms. The geographic location of the port provides convenient access to prime, commercial, tribal and recreational fishing and crabbing grounds. The Port of Kingston is a favorite stopping off point for boaters traveling from the southern areas of Puget Sound heading to the Strait of Juan De Fuca, the San Juan Islands, the Canadian Gulf Islands, and even Alaska. Marina amenities: fuel dock: ethanol free unleaded and diesel, pump-out and water, permanent and guest moorage, restrooms, showers and laundry, Wireless internet, covered picnic tables on guest dock, electric vehicle available for guests, stores and marine supplies nearby. SILVERDALE MARINA The Port of Silverdale’s pier includes a marina with fresh water hook ups, pump out and power. The pier has both security cameras and random foot patrols for safety. Stay up to three nights; transient moorage fees are $10 a day for boats up to 28’ and $20 a day for boats 28’ and over. The Port of Silverdale’s boat launch is one of the deepest in the area so as to allow boat launchings at very low tides. Both the Poulsbo and the Bremerton marinas take part each year in the National Marina Day, which this year is June 13. The day is a nationwide celebration of boating. Special events are planned including discounted rates on moorage, national speakers and boating information, food vendors, music on the dock and sailing and boat safety demonstrations. In Poulsbo, there’s a dog diving contest, kid’s fishing derby and kayak and paddle boarding demonstrations. In Bremerton, the event allows boaters to stay for the weekend at special rates with discounts to local restaurants and theaters within walking distance. The U.S. Coast Guard also participates in the event. And don’t forget to take part in the Port of Poulsbo’s Winter Rendezvous on the first weekend in February 2016. This off-season event gives boat enthusiasts the opportunity to hear the “Boat Guy” Chip Hanauer, speak about his career as a hydroplane racer and everything else boating. There’s a Glogg Fest (mulled wine), a pickled herring expo, dancing and entertainment.


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HEALTHY KITSAP When you visit Kitsap, emergencies and health care needs can be met in many places. BY RICHARD WALKER

You’re visiting Kitsap and having a great time enjoying all that the peninsula has to offer and then, the unexpected happens. You sustain an injury (we hope that doesn’t happen, by the way). Or, you can’t find your medication. Don’t worry: On the Kitsap Peninsula and Bainbridge Island, medical offices and pharmacies are nearby. And there are several online sites that can help you plan your outdoor activities and travel to ensure your visit is safe and enjoyable. These lists may not be all-inclusive.

MEDICAL URGENT CARE In case of a serious or life-threatening medical emergency, call 911. Kitsap County has one general purpose hospital, HARRISON MEDICAL CENTER with campuses in Silverdale and Bremerton. In Silverdale, go to 800 NW Myhre Rd, or call 360-337-8800. In Bremerton, Harrison is located at 2520 Cherry Ave. Call 360-744-3911 for more information. The hospital is open 24-7 and is the organization’s acute-care center and home to award-winning cardiovascular services, including open-heart surgery. Services also include oncology, inpatient and outpatient surgery, critical care, and 24/7 emergency care in a Level III Trauma Center.

DENTAL EMERGENCY Have a cavity, chipped tooth, loose or lost crown, or other dental emergency? Call 1-800-DENTIST (1800dentist.com) or 1-866-993-2391 (DentalInfo.net) and you will be connected with a dentist closest to you in Kitsap. Every community in Kitsap has a highly rated dental office that carries most plans. You can also check the Yellow Pages for a dentist near you.


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URGENT CARE & MEDICAL CENTERS BAINBRIDGE ISLAND THE DOCTORS CLINIC 945 Hildebrand Lane NE, Suite 100 206-855-7700 KINGSTON KITSAP MEDICAL GROUP 26114 Illinois Ave. 360-297-2696 www.kitsapmedical.com MANCHESTER KITSAP MEDICAL GROUP 2256 Colchester Drive E 360-871-9300 www.kitsapmedical.com PORT ORCHARD THE DOCTORS CLINIC 450 S. Kitsap Blvd., No. 250 360-782-3000 www.thedoctorsclinic.com FRANCISCAN MEDICAL CLINIC 451 SW Sedgwick Road, No. 110 360-874-5900 www.fhshealth.org GROUP HEALTH PORT ORCHARD MEDICAL CENTER 1400 Pottery Ave. 360-895-5000 www.ghc.org HARRISON PORT ORCHARD URGENT CARE 450 S. Kitsap Blvd. 360-744-6275 www.harrisonmedical.org KITSAP CHILDREN'S CLINIC 450 S. Kitsap Blvd. No. 230 360-895-0216 www.kitsapchildrensclinic.com

EMERGENCY PET CARE PORT ORCHARD KITSAP VETERINARY HOSPITAL 3036 Bethel Road SE 360-329-6077

POULSBO ANIMAL EMERGENCY AND TRAUMA CENTER 320 NW Lindvig Way 360-697-7771 www.myaetc.com

SILVERDALE VCA CENTRAL KITSAP ANIMAL HOSPITAL 2238 NW Bucklin Hill Road 360-692-6162 www.vcahospitals.com

EMERGENCY & WEATHER INFORMATION KITSAP COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT www.kitsapdem.org/

WEATHER UNDERGROUND www.wunderground.com/

POULSBO THE DOCTORS CLINIC 19245 7th Ave. NE 360-782-3500 KITSAP MEDICAL GROUP IMMEDIATE CLINIC North Kitsap Medical Center 20730 Bond Road NE, No. 205 360-779-9727 www.immediateclinic.com SILVERDALE CENTRAL KITSAP URGENT CARE 10513 Silverdale Way NW 360-692-9852 www.pacificnwhc.com GROUP HEALTH SILVERDALE MEDICAL CENTER 10452 Silverdale Way NW 360-307-7300 www.ghc.org THE DOCTORS CLINIC WOMEN’S & CHILDREN’S CENTER 1780 NW Myhre Road, Suite 2120 360-782-3100 THE DOCTORS CLINIC 2011 NW Myhre Road 360-830-1600 THE DOCTORS CLINIC — SALMON MEDICAL CENTER 2200 NW Myhre Road 360-830-1100 THE DOCTORS CLINIC 9398 Ridgetop Blvd NW 360-782-3200 THE DOCTORS CLINIC URGENT CARE 9621 Ridgetop Blvd NW 360-782-3400


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PHARMACIES There’s a friendly pharmacy always close by BAINBRIDGE ISLAND RITE AID PHARMACY 301 High School Road NE 206-842-4065 SAFEWAY PHARMACY 253 High School Road NE 206-842-0127 VERN'S WINSLOW UNITED DRUG 290 Winslow Way E 206-842-2652 BREMERTON ALBERTSONS PHARMACY 2900 Wheaton Way 360-377-0933 APOTHECARY UNITED DRUGS 2500 Cherry Ave., Suite 101 360-479-4900 FARRELLS EASTWOOD PHARMACY 2518 Wheaton Way 360-377-3753 www.farrellshomehealth.com FRED MEYER PHARMACY 5050 State Highway 303 NE 360-792-2833 GENOA HEALTHCARE 5455 Almira Drive NE, Suite 329 360-415-6700 THE MEDICINE SHOPPE 2541 Perry Ave. 360-479-4830 PENINSULA COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES 616 6th St. 360-377-3732 RITE AID PHARMACY 4117 Kitsap Way 360-479-2415 www.RiteAid.com RITE AID PHARMACY 4205 Kitsap Way 360-479-2415 RITE AID PHARMACY 4220 Wheaton Way 360-479-3450 SAFEWAY PHARMACY 900 N Callow Ave. 360-792-9262 SAFEWAY PHARMACY 1401 NE McWilliams Road 360-373-7226 WALGREENS 3333 Wheaton Way 360-782-0907 WALGREENS 6432 State Highway 303 NE 360-307-8741 WALMART PHARMACY 6797 State Highway 303 NE 360-698-3446

KINGSTON ALBERTSON'S PHARMACY 8196 State Highway 104 360-297-1811 RITE AID PHARMACY 27000 Miller Bay Road NE, No. 4 360-297-5200 PORT ORCHARD ALBERTSON'S PHARMACY 1434 Olney St. SE 360-895-0613 ALBERTSON'S PHARMACY 370 SW Sedgwick Road 360-876-2085 FARRELLS PHARMACY 450 S. Kitsap Blvd. 360-876-1667 www.farrellshomehealth.com FRED MEYER PHARMACY 1900 SE Sedgwick Road 360-874-7173 PENINSULA COMMUNITY HEALTH PORT ORCHARD 320 S. Kitsap Blvd. 360-874-5584 RITE AID PHARMACY 3304 Bethel Road SE 360-876-0969 SAFEWAY PHARMACY 3355 Bethel Road SE 360-876-6064 SOUTH PARK REXALL PHARMACY 1743 Village Lane SE 360-871-1020 WALGREENS 3099 Bethel Road SE 360-876-5212 WALMART PHARMACY 3497 Bethel Road SE 360-874-9063 POULSBO CASCADE SPECIALTY PHARMACY 325 NE Hostmark St. 360-779-2737 www.CascadeRX.com CVS/PHARMACY 18820 State Highway 305 NE 360-394-0105 www.cvs.com KITSAP PHARMACY AT CENTRAL MARKET 20148 10th Ave. NE 360-779-5335 www.Central-Market.com RITE AID PHARMACY 19475 7th Ave. NE 360-697-2209

WALMART PHARMACY 21200 Olhava Way NW 360-697-2091 SILVERDALE ALBERTSONS PHARMACY 2222 NW Bucklin Hill Road 360-692-8596 COSTCO PHARMACY 10000 Mickelberry Road NW 360-308-2116 NORTHWOODS LODGE PHARMACY 2321 NW Schold Place 360-698-3930 RITE AID PHARMACY 2860 NW Bucklin Hill Road 360-692-3410 TARGET PHARMACY 3201 NW Randall Way 360-536-6010 WALGREENS 9709 Silverdale Way NW 360-692-7536

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At Liberty Shores, I know the care continues.

At Liberty Shores Assisted Living Community and Harbor House Alzheimer’s Community, we understand the needs of your loved ones.

360-779-5533 19360 Viking Avenue N.W., Poulsbo www.libertyshores.com


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North Kitsap Unitarians

1st, 2nd & 3rd Sundays 10:30 am Creating Community through Reason & Compassion Rev. Amanda Aikman, 3rd Sundays Poulsbo Library Community Room 700 NE Lincoln Road Poulsbo

www.nkuu.org

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St. Olaf Catholic Church 18943 Caldart Ave., Poulsbo 360-779-4291 St. Peter Mission 910 South St., Suquamish

St. Peter Mission Mass Saturday 4:30 pm

A community of soul-making through conscious contact with God. Information: spiritualenrichmentcenter.org Spiritual Director Michael Bogar, Degrees in Theology and Depth Psychology Meets at the Island Music Center Sundays 10:30 AM

10598 NE Valley Road, Bainbridge Island, WA

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1150 MITCHELL AVE., PORT ORCHARD

360-876-2762

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Sunday Services – 8 and 10:30 a.m. Contemporary Service & Education for all – 9:15 a.m. Pastor Paul Meeker – 360-479-6374 The Alpha Program: Explore the Christian faith in an informal setting. Call for details.

Sycamore Tree Preschool 360-792-2213

www.oslcbremerton.org 1015 Veneta Avenue, Bremerton, Washington 98337

www.pflc.org

Following JESUS in the Company of Friends

2483 Mitchell Road Southeast Port Orchard, WA 98366 Phone: (360) 876-3901

Sunday Worship - 9 AM & 10:30 AM • Inspiring Worship & Relevant Bible Teaching • Serving Locally and Globally

• Come as you are • Sunday School Ministry for all ages, including safe & loving childcare

www.northpointpoulsbo.org 360.779.0800

1779 Hostmark St., Poulsbo

Spirit led. Community focused. Laughter included. Everyone’s welcome. www.firstlutheranpo.com


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St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church 1906 13th Street– Bremerton, WA 98337 Church Office: (360) 377-9169 Email: mtzionmbc@qwestoffice.net Website: www.mountzionbremerton.org Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church 1906 13th Bremerton, Street– Bremerton, WA 98337 1906 13th Street– WA 98337 Church(360) Office: (360) 377-9169 Church Office: 377-9169 Sunday School —9:30 A.M. Email: mtzionmbc@qwestoffice.net Email: mtzionmbc@qwestoffice.net www.mountzionbremerton.org Website:Website: www.mountzionbremerton.org Morning Service —11:00 A.M.

Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church 1906Wednesday 13th Street– Bremerton, WA 98337 Night Bible Study —6:30 P.M. Sunday School Sunday School —9:30 A.M.—9:30 A.M. Church (360) 377-9169 Morning Service —11:00 A.M. MorningOffice: Service —11:00 A.M. Study WednesdayWednesday Night Bible Night StudyBible —6:30 P.M.—6:30 P.M. Email: mtzionmbc@qwestoffice.net Pastor Richmond Johnson Pastor Johnson Richmond Johnson Richmond Website: Pastor www.mountzionbremerton.org Know Christ To Known.” Make Him Known.” “To Know Christ and To Make Him “To Know“To Christ and ToandMake Him Known.”

Heart to God, Hand to Man We help the poorest of the poor in His name without discrimination 832 6th Street, Bremerton or call: 360-373-5550

Anchor of Hope is a family friendly church in Silverdale with sound Biblical doctrine.

FIRST UNITED METHODIST

Divine Liturgy Sun at 10:00 Class for inquirers w/ vespers Wed at 6:30 Resurrectional Vigil Sat at 6:00

5 p.m. Saturdays and 9:30 a.m. Sundays. 206-842-4241 Sportsman Club & High School Rds, Bainbridge Island ELCA

FIRST UNITED METHODIST BREMERTON UNITED CHURCH OF BREMERTON

Port Orchard United Methodist Church

725 Kitsap Street Port Orchard, WA 98366 360-876-3975 portorchardumc.org

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Sunday  Worship Service  10:30 A.M. Childcare Provided 

 Faith Formation for Adults at 9:00 A.M.  with child care for ages nursery through elementary ♦ Faith Formation for Children/Youth 10:30 A.M.  ♦  Family Service first Sunday of the month for  everyone 1st grade and older including communion  

Pastor: Rev. Marta G. Schellberg 

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Everyone is welcome! Please visit our website for: • location & contact info • sermons online • prayer requests

www.anchorofhopechurch.org

Bethany Lutheran Church

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Adult Sunday School 8:30 am Worship Service & Sunday School 9:30 am

Please join us for worship!

1187 Wyatt Way NW, Bainbridge Island WA 98110 206-842-5601 information@stbbi.org www.stbbi.org

St. Elizabeth

“Join us in living our faith as we serve our God in Christ”

Thursday Events 9:15am Healing Service 7:30pm Adult Education

We also offer two Sunday Prayer Office services each month. Please visit our website for more information. We look forward to Welcoming You!

We don’t change the ancient faith, it changes us.

26580 Breidablik Pl NW • Poulsbo, WA 98370 rector@stelizabethpoulsbo.org • (360) 598-9700

Anchor of Hope Church

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The mission of Naval Base Kitsap is to serve as host command for the Navy’s fleet throughout West Puget Sound and to provide base operating services, including support to submarines, aircraft carriers and surface ships home ported at Bremerton and Bangor. Naval Base Kitsap also provides world-class service, programs and facilities that meet the needs of the hosted war-fighting commands, tenant activities, crew, service school and employees, all of whom deserve the best there is to offer every hour of every day. Essentially, Naval Base Kitsap is responsible for the services and support to run an industrial area and waterfront as well as residential facilities and quality of life services. Currently, the USS John C. Stennis calls Bremerton home, as does the USS Nimitz, which is in port for 2015-2016 for maintenance at the shipyard. It is based in Everett.

THE POPULATION OF NAVAL BASE KITSAP-BANGOR INCLUDES: Active Duty military: 12,825 Civilian employees: 14,071 Family members: 18,700 Retirees: 11,900

Military has deep roots in Kitsap County. BY LESLIE KELLY

No one can come to Kitsap County without realizing the ties we have with the military, specifically, the U.S. Navy. Naval Base Kitsap is located in Kitsap County and is composed of Naval Base Kitsap - Bangor and Naval Base Kitsap Bremerton. Each base has its own purpose: Bangor works with the submarine communities and Bremerton with the ship communities. Naval Base Kitsap Bremerton also is connected to Puget Sound Naval Shipyard which works with major ship and submarine overhauls. Both Bremerton and Silverdale are dependent upon the Department of Defense for the highest commerce of the county. Additionally, centrally located between Bangor and Bremerton is Naval Hospital Bremerton, a fully accredited, community-based acute care and obstetrical hospital, and hosting a variety of specialty clinics. In September 1891, 190 acres of the Pacific Northwest wilderness was purchased for $10,000 and the first Naval Station Puget Sound was established in Bremerton. In 1900, the Naval Station became a shipyard and was the only West Coast ship repair facility until 1941. By 1945, the wartime workforce reached more than 32,000 personnel. Between 1917 and 1969, a total of 85 ships were constructed at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard including the largest vessels on the West Coast. In 1961, the Shipyard was certified as a nuclear repair facility. In 1998, Naval Station Bremerton was commissioned as the Navy’s newest homeport. In June 2004, Naval Station Bremerton and Submarine Base Bangor were joined to become one regional base known as Naval Base Kitsap. Puget Sound Naval Shipyard operates as a separate unit. For more information, please visit our homepage. Naval Base Kitsap Bangor’s military history began in 1942, when it became the site for shipping ammunition to the Pacific theater during World War II. The Navy announced the selection of Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor as the homeport for the first squadron of Trident Submarines in 1973. Naval Submarine Base, Bangor, was officially activated in 1977.

Kitsap County is proud of its military connections and throughout the county you’ll find monuments dedicated to its military history. One of the most noted is the Kitsap 9/11 Memorial which was dedicated on Sept. 11, 2013. Located in Evergreen Park, at 1300 Park Ave. in Bremerton, the memorial includes two steel beams that were recovered from the World Trade Towers after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack. The Kitsap 9/11 Memorial Project is dedicated to the men, women, and children who lost their lives in the attack. These brave individuals gave their lives and are heroes who responded to the emergency on Sept. 11, 2001. Touch 5,000 pounds of steel pulled from New York’s World Trade Center, feel limestone taken from the damaged Pentagon and read stories of the four destroyed airlines. The memorial wall includes tiles made by local school children. More about local military memorials can be found at www. VisitKitsap.com. And with so many veterans calling Kitsap County home, there’s a number of service organizations locally dedicated to helping veterans. Among them are the American Legion Post 245 Veterans Service Office at 19068 Jensen Way, Suite 3A, downtown Poulsbo, phone: 360-779-5456. The office is open every Thursday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Disabled American Veterans is located at 2315 Burwell St., Bremerton, phone: 360-373-2397. About the Navy Region Northwest: The United States Navy has been operating regularly in Pacific Northwest waterways since 1841. The Navy, Marine Corps, and Revenue Marine (forerunner of the U.S. Coast Guard), explored, charted, and protected the area during the mid-Nineteenth Century. Ships and cutters worked to keep the peace between natives and settlers, and helped negotiate boundary disputes over the San Juan Islands. When the U.S. purchased Alaska in 1867, the sea services began patrols to regulate fishing and sealing, assist mariners in distress, and establish forward presence in the Last Frontier. Bases and a shipyard were operating in Puget Sound by the 1890s, and on May 7, 1903, the Thirteenth Naval District was established in Seattle. It was renamed Naval Base Seattle in 1980, and subsequently renamed Navy Region Northwest in 1999. Commander, Navy Region Northwest provides consolidated base operations support for Navy activities in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Alaska. The Commander oversees the assigned shore organization and provides facilities and space management, exercise coordination, and support to home-ported and transient ships, submarines, and aircraft.


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Aroundthe Peninsula

Kitsap County is filled with great communities that the locals are excited to share. Whether you’re headed north, south, east or west, there’s always picture-perfect places outdoors for your enjoyment. And there’s plenty of great locations to shop and restaurants for dining. We have great hotels for nice, quiet get-aways. Explore our 250 miles of shoreline. Learn about its history, see works of art by fine artists and create cherished memories that will last forever.


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Bainbridge Island A great place to explore. Go ahead and look back. But be sure to come back. BY BRIAN KELLY Bainbridge Island is a favored destination in most every top-10 list of the best day trips from Seattle. And rightly so — as visitseattle.org recently noted in their list of top trips from the Emerald City, “The view of the Seattle skyline from the ferry is worth the trip alone.” Bainbridge Island is the gateway to the Kitsap Peninsula from the big city, and just a 35-minute ferry ride from downtown Seattle. Thousands of visitors who come to the island every years don’t even bother to bring a car; “walk-ons” board one of the two ferries that

serve Bainbridge and step off the boat just minutes away Winslow, the island’s downtown. It’s a popular destination, to be sure. Last year, Washington State Ferries carried 3 million foot passengers last year — a mix of tourists, islanders, commuters and other visitors — to Bainbridge. The heart of downtown is just a short walk from the ferry terminal. Get your bearings at The Waypoint, the city’s gateway park that was built by more than 50 volunteers a few years ago, before heading into town.

Right across the street from The Waypoint is the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, a signature celebration of the arty island of Bainbridge. Finished in 2013, the museum — which has free admission and boasts local and regional art — has welcomed more than 120,000 visitors from across the globe since its opening day. Continue along Winslow Way, the main street through downtown, to find numerous art galleries, boutiques, cafes and coffee shops, outstanding restaurants and one of the best independent book-

stores in Puget Sound. Winslow Way has changed a bit over the years — a major reconstruction project of the town’s main drag a few years ago has made it even more pedestrian-friendly — but Bainbridge Islanders have a keen appreciation for history and preserving the past. As the Town & Country Market (the anchor downtown grocery affectionally known to locals as the T&C) undergoes a magnificent makeover, the iconic neon readerboard tower sign in front that has stood sentinel along Winslow Way for 57 years is being rebuilt in place with recycled materials. Just up nearby Ericksen Avenue is the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum, located in a 1908 schoolhouse. Displays include an exhibit on the Japanese American internment of


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World War II, which details how 277 of the island’s Japanese American residents were removed and sent to internment camps during the war — a significant blow to the island’s farming industry and community. (Be sure to visit the Japanese American Exclusion Memorial, on the south side of Eagle Harbor near Prichard Park). The museum also has on display photographs of Manzanar, one of the internment camps, taken by renowned photographer Ansel Adams.

Bainbridge is known for its great water views, its parks, and its locallyowned restaurants and shopping.

Current highlights at the historical museum also include a display on the Port Blakely lumber mill, once the most productive lumber mill in the country, and exhibits on the Native Americans who once used Bainbridge as their hunting and fishing grounds, as well as the explorers who charted Puget Sound (including Navy Lieutenant Charles Wilkes, who named the island and now has an island school named after him) and the settlers who came to the island from the 1870s and after. Much of the island’s growth was shaped by the water; Bainbridge has 53 miles of coastline and neighborhoods sprouted up near the 30 landings for the Mosquito Fleet. Car ferry service to Bainbridge started in the 1920s, and the Agate Pass Bridge opened in 1950 and connected the island to the Kitsap Peninsula. Bainbridge Island — which spans nearly 23 square miles — is now home to more than 23,000 people. The second largest city in Kitsap County, Bainbridge was once named by CNN/Money and Money magazine as the second-best place to live in the United States. ISLAND OUTDOORS Part of the reason is the ample number of parks, beach access locations and public green spaces that have been preserved on the island.

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Just minutes off the main street in Winslow is Waterfront Park, which boasts a public dock, boat launch, waterfront trail and watercraft rental facility. Much of the public space on the island is maintained by the Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park & Recreation District, which is marking its 50 anniversary this year. The park district has total land holdings of more than 1,480 acres, which includes 33 miles of trails and 41 parks and and stand-alone park facilities, including a popular aquatic center just north of downtown.

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Parks on the island continue to grow, too. In early 2015, islanders voted to approve the purchase of the 23-acre Sakai property, a former strawberry farm that will eventually be developed into a central park for the island. The privately-owned Bloedel Reserve is the island’s most famous park. Prentice Bloedel, co-owner of the MacMillan Bloedel Timber Company, resided with his wife Prentice in what is now the Bloedel Reserve from 1951 until 1986. The Bloedels spent many of their years on the property, transforming it into a magical oasis that

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would become an internationally famous public garden. Its 150 acres, located on the north end of Bainbridge, 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 has 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 and offers one of the most beautiful hikes in Kitsap County. Most of the area remains untouched by human development, which provides for a wellconnected habitat for the animals of the Pacific Northwest. The park has two entrances. The northern entrance is located a quarter mile west of Crystal Springs Drive from Marshall Road. Another entrance is located on the south end, with a four-car parking lot off of Baker Hill Road on Deerpath Lane.

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Beyond the restaurants, Bainbridge also offers a craft distinct to the island. Tasting rooms for local artisan wineries line Winslow Way. Most wineries on the island also offer a close-up look of their craft. Visitors taking in a wine tour can expect a quiet, intimate experience where they can enjoy a glass of wine with a view. In addition to the four tasting rooms on Winslow Way, seven wineries are open for tasting and tours on select weekends throughout the year (visit bainbridgewineries.com for details). The island is also home to Bainbridge Island Organic Distillers, which offers small batches of whiskey, gin and vodka. Located in Coppertop Park, it’s open for tasting and tours 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. ISLAND EVENTS Every first Friday of the month brings out Bainbridge’s vibrant art community for a night to share new works and company. Shops and showing rooms along Winslow Way host artwork from local artists and beyond. Another weekly attraction is the farmers market, held every Saturday from April through November at Town Square Park just off Winslow Way. The island is home to a wealth of farmers who all bring their specialty selections to the market, which also features crafts and other products. One of the largest events on the island is the Chilly Hilly, which draws thousands of cyclists to island streets and roads for the annual start of the bicycling season. Not only is it held in the brisk month of February, it takes riders on the severe gradients of the island’s many hills and slopes. Bainbridge’s other big event is the Grand Old Fourth of July Celebration, an old-fashioned extravaganza that kicks off with a street dance the night before on Winslow Way.

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The town’s main drag is closed for the famous milelong parade, and the holiday also features a 5K run, street fair, antique and classic car show, live music, food, arts and crafts vendors, beer and wine garden, and fireworks over Eagle Harbor at dusk. Total area of the island: 27.78 square miles.


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Poulsbo The place for a bit of Norway

A community known for its artists, musicians and Norwegian flavor, Poulsbo is a great place to spend a day or more. BY RICHARD WALKER You notice the “Little Norway” theme of downtown Poulsbo first, but look closer and you’ll learn more about the story of this place and the experiences it offers. First, the taste: A Norwegian-style bakery, English-style pubs, and Spanish, Italian, European, and Mexican restaurants reflect the cultural diversity of this city. Second, the experiences. Downtown is an unofficial arts district. Enjoy live poetry at Poulsbohemian Coffeehouse, live performances at the Jewel Box Theatre, historical displays

and presentations at the Poulsbo Historical Museum in City Hall. Meet artists and watch demonstrations at Magal & Louis Gallery, Bluewater Artworks, Verksted Gallery, Liberty Bay Gallery, Front Street Gallery, Boatworks Gallery, Wide Mouth Frog, and Carrie Goller Gallery. Meet authors and hear readings at Liberty Bay Books. Learn and create at The Bead Store, The Dancing Brush, and Kitsap Mosaic. Third, the history. Thor’s Hammer and Needle, whose graphic art adorns bodies as well as skateboard decks, occupies the

oldest building in Poulsbo; Adolf Hostmark (1843-1895) started a grocery here in 1885. Bluewater Artworks transformed a dilapidated, vacant appliance building into a vibrant arts center. Valholl Brewing transformed an old laboratory into a quaint tasting room and gathering place (events include brews and book signings with authors). Then, there’s the environment that has drawn people here forever. Downtown is the gateway to Liberty Bay and a marine environment that inspires creativity and nurtures the soul. The Poulsbo Marine

Science Center is a window into Liberty Bay’s depths and the creatures that call it home. Walk along the marina, through Muriel Iverson Williams Waterfront Park, and along the Liberty Bay boardwalk to the arboretum and American Legion Park. Depending on the time of year, you may see seals, eagles, heron and osprey. Continue west on Front Street to Fish Park. This park is the crown jewel of Poulsbo’s 14 parks; several forks of Dogfish Creek converge here and flow into the Liberty Bay estuary. Before the settlement era, ancestors of the Suquamish Tribe had a longhouse here. During the settlement era, the area was logged and farmed. Today, the City of Poulsbo, Suquamish and volunteers work together to


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return this area to habitat for salmon and other species that depend on the estuary. Fish Park features boardwalks, ponds, bridges, viewing platforms, an amphitheater, and information kiosks. Keyport, across Liberty Bay from Poulsbo, factors into the settlement-era establishment of Poulsbo. Ole Stubb (1821-1916) and his family settled near Keyport in 1876. Stubb, of Nautsdal, Norway, settled here after attempts to farm

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Keyport

A place to enjoy the views and Navy underwater history.

Known in its early days for logging and fishing, Keyport has grown to become a great little community with unique visitors. BY RICHARD WALKER “It was a most desirable location, that peninsula of virgin land,” the Historic Naval Ships Association wrote in a history of Keyport. “With a border of clear waters free of the rough currents that rocked nearby Puget Sound, it was irresistible to the early pioneers, and later to the U.S. Navy in search of its ideal torpedo test range. For the pioneers, who painstakingly cleared and cultivated the peninsula by hand, it was a

haven for fishing, farming, and ranching. By 1900, enough homesteads had risen from the forest to warrant a name for the fledgling town: Keyport, town founders decided, since the townsite was the key to Dogfish Bay (later renamed Liberty Bay) off Poulsbo. The Navy established a torpedo station at Keyport in 1914 — developing, testing and evaluating torpedoes,

and training personnel. Notable visitors over the years: Assistant Secretary of the Navy Franklin D. Roosevelt, in 1921. “He was greeted by the sight of a bustling, growing Naval base with at least 100 men,” the association reported. Over the years, the base — now part of Naval Base Kitsap — grew to include the first three-dimensional underwater tracking ranges in the world.


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Kingston Fly a kite, visit a park, ride the ferry. Do it all in Kingston and Hansville.

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Exploring a beach at Hansville and the Point No Point Lighthouse is a great way to spend a summer day. BY RICHARD WALKER Stand on the beach at Point No Point and close your eyes. Hear the water lap the shore, listen to the seabirds flocking to and from the nearby marsh, smell the salt air, feel the warmth of sun-kissed sand on your feet. Each sensation has been felt by residents of this place for thousands of years. And now you are part of an experience shared by people who have long been drawn to this place by its beauty and bountiful resources. To the north is Whidbey Island. To the east, Seattle. To the

west, Hood Canal. Here, history is never far away, never too far back in the past. What took place here shaped, and continues to influence, this region.

Adventures, a local business, provides kayaking and paddleboarding excursions from the marina.

If you arrived on the North Kitsap Peninsula by ferry, you likely came here through Kingston. This town is more than a ferry stop and is definitely worth visiting.

Downtown is an eclectic mix of shops, stores and restaurants – within walking distance, you can try a crepe, watch a new technique for roasting coffee, buy vintage clothing, and enjoy a wine tasting.

Mike Wallace Park, next to the ferry landing, is owned by the Port of Kingston and is the venue for the weekend farmers market, live music and other events. Kingston

Take Highway 104 to West Kingston Road, then turn left to get to Village Green. This center of local life was developed by the community and consists of a park, tennis

courts, forested trails to an adjacent skatepark and, soon, a new community center with a Boys & Girls Club and a branch of the Kitsap Regional Library. Continue on West Kingston Road to Barber Cut Off Road and Stillwaters Environmental Center. You’ll learn about the Carpenter Creek watershed, its plants and animals. Back to Point No Point. The Chemakum, S’Klallam and Skokomish peoples knew this place as hahdskus, which means “long point.” According to archeologists for the Suquamish Tribe and the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe, hahdskus was historically the site of a village led by Tslakum, who transported Catholic priests to Whidbey Island in 1840 and carried Hudson Bay Co. ledgers between Fort Langley in British Columbia and Fort


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It was here, at hahdskus, that representatives of the United States and the Chemakum, S’Klallam and Skokomish nations signed the Treaty of Point No Point on Jan. 26, 1855, opening the region to nonNative settlement (the Suquamish signed the Treaty of Point Elliott, across the water in Mukilteo). A monument at Point No Point testifies to the signing of the treaty here. The U.S. built the lighthouse in 1879; it has been restored and is open for tours. The U.S. Lighthouse Society is headquartered in the lighthouse keeper’s duplex, one side of which it rents out as a vacation rental. Next to the light station is a salt marsh that attracts one of the largest bird lists in Washington state. A cottage nearby is a private residence owned by the county; it was built in the late 1800s by John S. Maggs, Point No Point’s first lighthouse keeper. He kept the house as a secondary residence after his service as lighthouse keeper ended and he moved to Seattle. Down the road at Hansville’s Norwegian Point Park, you see the remnants of one of the area’s old fishing resorts. At one time, there were six cabins, a boathouse and a restaurant here. The remaining three cabins are maintained by Friends of Norwegian Point Park; the Friends also led the construction of the park gazebo. (You can still shop and eat at the Hansville Grocery and Provisions Company; this is a good place to stock up on lunch supplies for the experiences to come … Read on.) From here, head west 2.5 miles on Twin Spits Road to Foulweather Bluff Preserve, 101 acres of beach, forest and marsh owned and maintained by the Nature Conservancy. According to the conservancy: “A stand of 70-foot-tall red alders welcomes visitors to the Foulweather Bluff Preserve. Just beyond this stand is another grove, where second-growth western red cedar and western hemlock share space with the occasional Douglas fir. Foulweather Bluff’s most vital natural feature is its brackish marsh, a sheltering, moist haven for insects, fish, birds and mammals. The combination of forest, marsh, and 3,800 feet of beach makes the Foulweather Bluff Preserve one of the most valuable wildlife havens on the Kitsap Peninsula.”

you walk on the beach; there are several colonies of sand dollars here. Back at Norwegian Point Park, you’ll find the trailhead of the Hansville Greenway and Wildlife Preserve, which provides a fairly level hike from Puget Sound to Hood Canal. You’ll see Buck Lake, two beaver ponds, a stream that flows from the southerly beaver pond to Hood Canal, and second- and third-growth forest, primarily Douglas fir, red alder and cedar. After a nice hike, enjoy a swim in Buck Lake and picnic in the park on the lunch you brought from the Hansville Grocery. (For trail recommendations, go to hansvillegreenway. org/suggested-hikes/.)

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ome to internationally acclaimed modernist painter, Max Hayslette, Almost Candid Photo, Frame & Fine Art is a jewel in Kingston’s diverse art community. A short walk from the Edmonds-Kingston ferry, this destination gallery and custom frame shop offers one stop shopping with parking in the local grocery mall. With original oils and signed prints by Max and other regional artists, a stop at the AC gallery opens a world of opportunity as you visit the Kitsap Peninsula. Born in Rupert, West Virginia in 1929, Max Hayslette is a 1951 graduate of the American Academy of Art in Chicago. He is represented in over 350 private, corporate and public collections, and is internationally known for his treatment of light in the gold and romantic landscapes of Tuscany. A resident of the Pacific Northwest since 1962, he currently resides in Kingston and applies his lifelong experience to a new Northwest series of original oils. Visitors also benefit from Greater Kingston’s destination photography studio. The professional collaboration of Studio B photographers offer full services that include adventure photography, events, pets, commercial services and superb portraiture. In their fully equipped indoor studio or on location to accommodate your unique needs, Studio B has the experienced team to deliver lasting memories.

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Port Gamble

A rich past brings a delightful smile to those who visit here. BY RICHARD WALKER

The mill operated here from 1853 to 1995; The S’Klallam people knew Port Gamble as today, the community of restored midTeekalet when San Francisco businessmen 1800s buildings house a variety of stores Josiah Keller, Andrew Pope and William and shops. The general store houses a café, Talbot arrived and established Puget Mill historical museum, and the world’s largest Company here in 1853, to harvest lumber for the expanding West. They private collection of sea shells. persuaded the S’Klallam Take in the museum or In 1856, the USS people to move to the marshy visit the general store. Massachusetts and a prepoint on the opposite side of And while you’re there, sumed raiding of 300 people the bay – what is now Point don’t forget to put your from Haida Gwaii engaged Julia – with the promise of nose to the grindstone. in battle here. Twenty-seven free lumber for homes, fireHaida were killed and 21 were wood, and jobs. The Puget injured. On the U.S. side, there was one Mill Company hired S’Klallam people and casualty: coxswain Gustave Engelbrecht, workers from Pope and Talbot’s hometown the first U.S. Navy battle death in the of East Machias, Maine. Teekalet was transPacific. He is buried in Port Gamble’s Buena formed into a community of Greek Revival Vista Cemetery. and Victorian homes and buildings, many of which exist today.


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xperience this waterfront jewel of the Kitsap Peninsula situated on the shores of scenic Hood Canal. We invite you to visit our unique shops and restaurants like Mike’s Four Star BBQ, the Port Gamble General Store & Café, and the Tea Room at Port Gamble. Explore our extensive trails, exchange vows, celebrate an event, kayak Gamble Bay, or simply take a leisurely stroll through this quaint, authentic 19th century New England style town that was once home to America’s longest running sawmill. Take a tour of the Port Gamble Historic Museum and experience the full history of Washington State’s oldest unincorporated towns.

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Calendar of Events SUMMERTIME EVENTS CRUISE PORT GAMBLE - Free classic car show in the field every Thursday evening May-Sept. STOTTLEMEYER 30/60 MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE JUNE FAIRE - Renaissance & Middle Ages are revived. ROOTS ROCK RUN FOREST 5k OLD MILL DAYS AMERICANA - July 3-5. Logging show, carnival, fireworks Saturday night! MUDDY PAW DOG AGILITY TRIALS - July 11-13 ROOTS ROCK RUN FULL & 1/2 MARATHON. 9th Annual August 2 MARITIME MUSIC FESTIVAL - August 8. Sea shanties, pirate-themed fun! EARLY IRONS NW CAR SHOW - Sept 6. All cars & motorcycles. Check out www.portgamble.com for all our events including; GHOSTWALKS, GHOST CONFERENCE, SPOOKY 12K RUN PORT GAMBLE COUNTRY CHRISTMAS, FIBERS & FABRICS FESTIVAL


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Suquamish

A visit to Suquamish and Little Boston is a feast for the senses.

Whether you enjoy a day at the spa, or a wild ride on the water, you’ll find it here. BY RICHARD WALKER Let’s start at Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort, on Agate Pass. The hotel is a showcase of Coast Salish art. Carved, traditional welcome figures greet you at the entrance. The lobby’s centerpiece work is a reproduction of a reefnet set, with canoe, made by Suquamish master artist Ed Carriere. To your right is Angeline Spa, named for the daughter of Chief Si’ahl, or Seattle, 1800s leader of the Duwamish and Suquamish people. Enjoy a walk on the expansive lawn overlooking the pass. During summer, this is the venue for a summer concert series; past performers included 1980s freestyle music artist Lisa

Lisa (“Head to Toe”). The casino features a finedining restaurants, cafes, a buffet, a deli, and a lounge. The gift shop features items made by local artists. And, of course, you can try your luck at table games, poker, slots, and keno. The hotel can arrange a round of golf at the Suquamish Tribe-owned White Horse Golf Club. This is a challenging – and beautiful – course, with old-growth trees – cedar, fir and pine -- and wildlife. The Cedar Ridge Grill is an ideal place for a post-game meal. In walkable Suquamish Village, you can explore thousands of years of

Suquamish culture at the Suquamish Museum, pay respects at Chief’s Seattle’s gravesite, and breathe the sea air at Old Man House Park, the former site of the largest winter longhouse on the Salish Sea. The Suquamish Veterans Memorial features carved house posts depicting chiefs Kitsap and Seattle, by Squaxin artist Andrea Wilbur-Sigo. Nearby is the House of Awakened Culture longhouse, overlooking Port Madison.


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Little Boston From a visit to a casino, to seeing a Native American totem pole, Little Boston means entertainment. BY RICHARD WALKER From Suquamish Village, follow Augusta Avenue north 8.4 miles. Augusta Avenue turns into Miller Bay Road and, at Highway 104, becomes Hansville Road. Soon, you’re at the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe’s Point Casino & Event Center. S’Klallam artist Jimmy Price carved the two large welcome figures at the entrance. Inside, The Point is a showcase of S’Klallam art. The Point has an air circulation and filtration system that renders the interior smoke-free. The Point has an upscale bistro, a buffet with traditional foods, a deli, and a cigar club. The Event

Center commonly features poles tell of the S’Klallam top tribute bands. When a people’s culture of welcomproposed 100-room hotel ing and teaching. is completed, The Event Nearby, the Port Gamble Center hopes to S’Klallam-owned again book headThe cherished Heronswood fealiners; when The history of the tures 15 acres of Point opened in tribes that botanical gardens, 2012, its entertainsettled the area established by ment lineup includis apparent famed horticultured the Marshall throughout the alist Dan Hinckley, Tucker Band, .38 area. Heronswood’s Special and Smash founder who is Mouth. now on staff and lectures For any visitor interested here. The gardens feature in Northwest Coast indignative plants as well as enous culture, the House of plants plants collected Knowledge in the S’Klallam from around the world government center is a by Hinckley; many of the must-visit. A longhouse, a collected plants are now carved honor pole and story endangered.

As you drive into Heronswood, you’ll see the 12-foot welcome pole carved by S’Klallam artist Brian Perry. The pole, raised on March 13 and dedicated the next day, is unique in that it is a single log carved on both sides; many twosided poles consist of two carved half-logs that are bolted back to back to a steel beam. The side facing you as you enter Heronswood depicts a heron and a frog, symbolic of the botanical gardens. The other side, visible from the gardens, depicts a welcome figure and two canoe paddles. The pole is the first of other traditional works to come. Public hours vary at Heronswood. Go to www. heronswood.com for information.


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Silverdale Recreate, shop and dine in Silverdale

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A great mix of old and new, Central Kitsap offers quaint bakeries at which to have a sandwich and great modern day shopping at the mall. Best of all, it’s all within view of the water. BY CHRIS TUCKER Silverdale is Central Kitsap’s shopping and outdoor recreation mecca. With more than 19,200 people living in the bustling Silverdale area, one might think it’s a proper city. But Silverdale is actually unincorporated and governed by the county. Kitsap Mall, located in the heart of Silverdale at 10315 Silverdale Way NW, is one of the city’s most popular attractions. Stores for books, clothing, ice cream, video games, jewelry, and major retailers call Kitsap Mall their home in Central Kitsap. Sports fans (and BBQ wings

fans, too) might want to check out one of the mall’s newest restaurants: Buffalo Wild Wings, which opened in early 2015. The mall has more than 100 stores and also features an indoor children’s playground. Learn more at www.shopkitsapmall.com. Outdoors enthusiasts may want to take note of Silverdale’s 24,500 square-foot REI outdoor gear and apparel store, located at 10903 Myhre Pl NW. On the southern edge of Silverdale there’s Old Town Silverdale, located near the intersection of Silverdale Way

and Byron Street. Old Town is a more relaxed area of the city. Be sure to check out Monica’s Waterfront Bakery and Cafe and Old Town Pub. The Silverdale Waterfront Park, at the end of Byron Street, features beautiful views of Dyes Inlet and also has a children’s playground. Pick up some locally grown potatoes, carrots, strawberries and other produce at the Silverdale Farmers market, held seasonally on Tuesdays 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. in Old Town. Flowers and gift items are also sold at the market. Hikers will enjoy the Clear

Creek Trail, which stretches from Old Town Silverdale northward to Trigger Avenue. Trail users get a view of Dyes Inlet where the “mosquito fleet” once ferried passengers and goods, Old Mill Park, Clear Creek ponds, forest wetlands and more. Keep an eye out for salmon, great blue herons and bald eagles. At the north end of Clear Creek Trail is Silverdale Rotary Gateway Park, 11601 Silverdale Way NW, along with a nearby skate park and the Silverdale Dog Park. Silverdale has several dining options including Silver City Restaurant and Ale House, Applebee’s, Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Red Robin, McDonald’s, Hop Jack’s, Chung’s Teriyaki, Spiro’s Pizza and Pasta, and other options to please every palate. Bowlers will delight at All Star Arcade Bowling Casino,


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One of the area’s most well-known events is the Kitsap County Fair which combines a rodeo, carnival rides, 4-H farm animals and great food. Try a fried Twinkie or a hamburger on a Krispy Kreme doughnut.

One popular destination in town is the Lisa Stirrett Glass Art Studio at 9536 NW Silverdale Way. One-of-a-kind glass art is used for decorative purposes, for lighting and even as sinks. Stirrett also creates beautiful works of art using encaustic, metal and Gyotaku fish

Silverdale is currently fundraising for a new library which will be built along the Clear Creek Trail and will replace the current library in Old Town. Nine miles to the west, along the shores of Hood Canal, is the tiny, picturesque area of Seabeck. Seabeck, with a population of around 1,000 people, was founded in 1856 as a mill town. Today Seabeck is mostly rural but has a conference center, general store, coffee shop and pizza parlor. A marina is under construction at Seabeck and expected to be in use this summer. Seabeck Conference Center celebrates its 100th anniversary this

summer with special events open to the public. The center was first a logging camp and later became a private nonprofit where other nonprofits can use the cabins, dining hall and meeting rooms for events. Scenic Beach State Park is one of the popular areas of Seabeck, with 88 acres of camping and 1,500 feet of beachfront. Visit www.seabeck.org.

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Explore the historic marine city of Bremerton and charming Manette

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Spend some time in town and see great art, Navy ships, enjoy a nice meal, and see a show. Bremerton has it all. BY CHRIS TUCKER Harborside Fountain Park which features mesmerizing synchronized water fountains. Each artistic fountain mimics the shape of a submarine sail.

is free. It is open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. It welcomed 94,000 visitors in 2014. Visit www. pugetsoundnavymuseum.org for more information.

Nearby is the Puget Sound Navy Museum, which tells the story of the Pacific Northwest’s naval heritage and how the U.S. Navy has worked for the public over the years.

A harbor boardwalk leads one past the Bremerton Ferry Terminal. Washington’s famed ferries can whisk vehicles and foot passengers to downtown Seattle in about 55 minutes.

Downtown, the town’s connection to the Navy is made even more apparent.......... The sail of the USS Parche ??a decommissioned Sturgeonclass nuclear submarine ? rises from the concrete near the Bremerton Ferry Terminal.

The Navy Museum feature exhibit is on the USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) which gives visitors an idea of what life is like onboard a nuclear aircraft carrier including how sailors sleep, eat, and what their missions are like.

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Further along the walkway is the Bremerton marina, and also the USS Turner Joy (DD951), a Forrest Sherman class destroyer that served 19581982. One-hour tours of the ship are conducted regularly. The Turner Joy was the first ship in action in the Vietnam War and was involved in the

The row of aircraft carriers that can be seen from the highway tell at a glance what Bremerton is about. The U.S. Navy has been a part of the area since 1891, and the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility and Naval Base Kitsap is home to many of Bremerton’s 40,000 residents.

Gulf of Tonkin Incident. Visit www.ussturnerjoy.org for more information about this historic ship. The Bremerton Harborside District also features several coffee shops, restaurants, two major hotels and two brew pubs. Also downtown are the Aurora Valentinetti Puppet Museum and the Evergreen Children’s Theatre. The puppet museum offers guided museum tours for families and also features puppet making workshops. It is located at 247 Fourth St. Learn more at www. etcandpuppets.org or call 360373-2992. Kitsap County’s historical museum is right across the street and includes displays of an 1800s-era school room, cabin and saloon. Spend an afternoon going back to the 1850s and learning the ways of pioneer life.


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There’s a plethora of history at area museums, and shopping galore.

Also downtown, the historic Admiral Theater is one of Kitsap County’s premier live entertainment and event venues. The Admiral opened in 1942 as an art deco movie house and was renovated in 1997. The Admiral hosts more than 50,000 visitors and 110 performances and community events annually. Fine and casual dining is featured at the events. The Admiral is located at 515 Pacific Ave. in downtown Bremerton. Visit www.admiraltheatre.org or call 360-373-6743 for more information. Art lovers will enjoy a trip to Collective Visions art gallery, located at 331 Pacific Ave., and the Amy Burnett Fine Art gallery, located at 402 Pacific Ave. Visit www.collectivevisions.com and www. amyburnettgallery.com. Olympic College, located at 1600 Chester Ave., is a public two-year community college that educates more than 15,000 students per year. The college opened in 1946 and sits on an attractive 33-acre campus. It also offers four four-year degrees in nursing, mechanical engineering, business and Internet technology. Visit www.olympic.edu. The college’s three-story Haselwood Library is open to the public and contains more than 70,000 books and a computer lab. Along Wheaton Way in East Bremerton, visitors will find an array of shops and restaurants with plenty of parking. Take in the collectible and pawn shops, or stop in at Fred Meyer for a freshly-baked donut and coffee.


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A one hour ferry ride from downtown Seattle, Bremerton is truly a beautiful city where guests enjoy the downtown Harborside area. It includes Kitsap Conference Center, two hotels, fine dining, coffee shops, cafes and the Port of Bremerton Marina with 220 permanent slips and 100 for visiting boaters. We invite you to enjoy a stroll through the Arts District, Bremerton Naval Museum, USS Turner Joy, Boardwalk, Harborside Fountain Park and PSNS Memorial Plaza all located near the ferry terminal. Take a short walk across the Manette Bridge for more cafes and shopping. A few blocks north of downtown is the beautiful Evergreen Rotary Park featuring the 9/11 Memorial. Gold Mountain Golf Course includes two 18 hole championship courses and the now popular Disc Golf Course in NAD Park. Our diversity has rewarded Bremerton with a thriving artistic and cultural community. Bremerton has nine unique neighborhoods with new affordable housing, excellent schools, 35 parks, and many recreation programs. It will be easy to see why people are experiencing Bremerton and what a great place it is to live, work, and play.

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Port Orchard

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With a unique downtown filled with homegrown merchants and their wares, Port Orchard is a place to shop, eat, and enjoy the view. BY DANNIE OLIVEAUX The name of the city of Port Orchard reflects the influence of the explorers and the area’s history. In 1792, English explorer Capt. George Vancouver, in command of the H.M.S. Discovery, sailed into Puget Sound to chart the area. He named the strait separating Bainbridge Island from the Kitsap peninsula Port Orchard Strait after his clerk , Harry Masterman Orchard, who is credited for discovering the body of water.  Sidney M. Stevens, an investor from Dekalb, Ill., came to the area and bought 88.5 acres

on Oct. 10, 1885, intending to build a town there. Stevens instead returned to Illinois. Stevens’ son, Frederick, had the town platted and incorporated on Sept. 15, 1890, and he named the town “Sidney,” after his father. It was the first town in Kitsap County to be both platted and incorporated. The county seat was originally in Port Madison. Voters decided to make Sidney the county seat in the 1892 general election. The city’s name change was controversial.

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

Row boats were the original form of transportation until in 1888 when a steamer service was started on Puget Sound. So many small boats dotted the waters that they supposedly looked like a swarm of mosquitoes. Thus the name the Mosquito Fleet was coined. The foot ferry service is still used today to connect Port Orchard and Annapolis to Bremerton. Today, the city has more than 12,500 people with a charming downtown with an indoor market, park and gazebo, several marinas and several shopping centers dotted throughout the city. It remains the county seat and county offices are in the heart of town. City leaders plan to eventually grow the town to include 30,000 people and 7,200 acres. Plans are under way to complete the Bay Street Pedestrian Pathway for walkers, runners


D I S COV E R K I T SAP 2 015 and bicyclists along the waterfront. Port Orchard’s old-time feel and its vision of future grown may be an ever-evolving process. As one of Kitsap’s most charming cities, it’s rooted in historic and modern culture. The city is home to several annual festivals — sponsored by Fathoms o’ Fun Festival, Inc. — that draws thousands to such events as Festival by the Sea Craft and Vendor Show, Grand Parade, Annual July 4th Grand Fireworks Show, The Cruz Classic Car Show and Festival by the Bay. During the summer there are plenty of family-fun event which include Port Orchard of Chamber events (Seagull Calling Contest and Wings Cook-off), live music, farmers market, car shows, a boat rendezvous, art walks, 5K runs and more. Thousands pack downtown for the city’s annual Festival of Chimes and Lights, and Jingle Bell Run/ Walk in December. Just outside Port Orchard sit the Washington Veterans Home which was built in 1910 in Retsil. It is located on a 31-acre bluff overlooking the Sinclair Inlet of Puget Sound. Today, the state-of-the-art, non-institutional facility provides a “resident centered care” concept that focuses resources around the individual resident. All primary services for a resident are available within a 40-bed “neighborhood.” The home serves 240 residents needing skilled-nursing care. MANCHESTER Originally known as Brooklyn in the 1860s, the name was changed to Manchester in 1892 in honor of the city of Manchester, England. Manchester was accessible by land via Shelton/Allyn/ Belfair, however, the main population center, Seattle, had only boat access. After a permanent dock was built in 1908, regular steamboat service connected Manchester to nearby communities and Seattle. From 1925 to 1936, a ferry route across Puget Sound connected Manchester with Alki Point in West Seattle. When the Alki Point dock washed away in 1936, the Seattle terminus was shifted to Colman Dock on the Seattle central waterfront. Ferry service was discontinued in 1949 and has never resumed. In 1940, the U.S. Navy built a pier nearby for refueling ships. The fuel pier saw heavy use during World War II, and still operates today. In 1953, the library in Manchester was slated for destruction. The town pulled together and a new library was constructed in 1954.

C O L O R C SOODUE TD HS U KB IT J ES C AT P | 119 and Community Center, which is home to the annual Salmon Bake and Book Sale held each Father’s Day. Plans are to add some luxury condominiums to the view, soon. OLLALA Olalla means “place of many berries” from the native Chinook word “olallie.” Olalla Valley strawberry farms were an important source of strawberries for the Seattle markets, shipped over via the Mosquito Fleet. In its heyday, Olalla was bigger than Port Orchard. Logging, as in all of the area, was the economic mainstay after the Native American’s left. In the 1880s Olalla was a port of entry. Boats were built, including the famed “Virginia V.” Olalla has some small claim to fame as the location of an early 20th-century health retreat (Sanitarium) called Wilderness Heights a.k.a. “Starvation Heights,” which was owned and operated by Dr. Linda Burfield Hazzard. Hazzard’s practice of starvation to cure one’s ills resulted in the death of a visiting English heiress in 1911 and the conviction of Hazzard for her murder. The original bathtub where Hazzard performed autopsies is still in the house, which has a family residing there. Olalla author Greg Olson wrote about Starvation Heights in his award-winning book of the same name. Today, the area is a quiet hamlet with forested hills, small farms, and country roads. The Strawberry Festival was reinvented in this com-

munity and it is home to the Ollalla Bluegrass and Beyond Festival, a non-profit event dedicated to entertaining and enriching our local community. Featuring local and national bluegrass, folk and jam bands, great food, handmade arts and crafts, old time craft demonstrations, a wide variety of activities for children and the legendary Berry Pie Contest. Each New Year’s Day, hundreds of people participate in the annual Olalla Polor Bear Jump at the Olalla Bay Bridge. BURLEY The unincorporated community is located just north of the boundary with Pierce County and about half way between Gig Harbor to the south and Port Orchard to the north. It is located at the head of the Burley Lagoon in Henderson Bay. Burley is a residential area. Burley was established in 1898 as a cooperative socialist colony by a group called the Co-operative Brotherhood — an offshoot of the Brotherhood of the Co-operative Commonwealth that had established Equality Colony elsewhere in the state in the previous year. Both communities were part of an attempt to plant socialist colonies in Washington in order to convert first the state, and then the entire nation, to socialism. Burley was originally named Brotherhood. Circle City was an area of the colony with buildings laid out on the periphery of a circle. In its earliest years the community achieved a maximum population of approximately 150 people; but like some other

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This spirit dominates Manchester today. Today, the charming waterfront village with spectacular views of Puget Sound, a public boat dock, bike routes, shopping, restaurant and pub. It is a fabulous stop for bikers, boaters, and road trippers looking for good food with a fun, scenic atmosphere. The unincorporated village is defined by its own boundary and is within the boundaries of the Manchester Veterans Memorial, Port of Manchester, Manchester Elementary School, and the Manchester Water District.  At the heart of Manchester is the Manchester Library

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D I S COV E R K I T SAP 2 015 planned towns of the era such as Equality Colony, its population endured a long decline through the ensuing years. The local economy was dominated by the lumber industry; other businesses never flourished, though a cigar-manufacturing effort did achieve some short term success. Today, it’s home to the Burley Community Hall, a 115-year-old facility, U.S. Post Office and Burley Store. The Burley Community Club meets the second Thursday of each month at the Burley Community Hall. SOUTHWORTH Southworth is an unincorporated community on Puget Sound. It is best known for being the west end of the Fauntleroy-Vashon Island-Southworth Washington State Ferries run. Landmarks include Southworth Grocery, a U.S. Post Office, ferry terminal, clay cliffs and a private beach on the point. Next to the ferry is also a popular place to launch kayaks for trips to nearby Blake Island. SOUTH COLBY South Colby is an unincorporated community and is located on Yukon Harbor, not far from the Southworth Ferry Dock. It is home to South Colby Elementary School, Colby Methodist Church and the historic Harper Pier. BLAKE ISLAND Blake Island, in the middle of Puget Sound, south of Bainbridge Island and east of Manchester.

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HOW’S THE WEATHER IN KITSAP COUNTY?

Kitsap County gets an average of 49 inches of rain per year. The U.S. average is 37. Snowfall in Kitsap County averages 7 inches annually while the average city in the U.S. gets 25 inches of snow per year. The number of days in Kitsap County with any measurable precipitation is 161. On average, there are 153 sunny days per year in Kitsap County. The July high is around 75 degrees. The January low is 34. The comfort index, which is based on humidity during the hot months, is a 71 out of 100, where higher is more comfortable. The U.S. average on the comfort index is 44. ANNUAL DATA: Rainfall Snowfall Precipitation Days:

9.1 inches 7.4 inches 161

Sunny Days: 153 Average July high: 75.1 Average January low: 33.8

Westerly air currents from the ocean and the shielding effects of the Cascade range produce a mild and moderately moist climate, with warm dry summers and mild winters. While Puget Sound has a reputation for rainy weather, the average annual rainfall is actually less than that of many other cities in the United States, including New York and Atlanta. On average, December is the wettest month of the year with in Kitsap County with 9 inches; July is the driest with less than an inch. Snowfall is rare in the lowlands where most people live. The typical summer day seldom heats up above 82. MONTHLY HIGHS AND LOWS, AND RAINFALL AMOUNTS:

On average, there are 153 sunny days per year in Kitsap County.

Average high in °F: Average low in °F: Average rain in inches:

JAN 47 35 8.9

FEB 49 35 6.02

MAR APR MAY JUN 54 59 65 70 38 41 46 51 5.94 3.58 2.44 1.69

JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC

Average high in °F: Average low in °F: Average rain in inches:

76 54 0.87

77 55 1.02

71 50 1.54

60 44 4.88

51 38 9.41

45 35 10.08


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Parks

There’s a park for everyone in Kitsap County BY LESLIE KELLY

A combination of state, county and city parks offer everything from swimming to volleyball for those who want to get out and about. Finding the perfect park to meet your need is easy.


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STATE PARKS KITSAP MEMORIAL STATE PARK is a 58-acre camping park with 1,797-feet of saltwater shoreline and facilities for group and individual recreation, weddings and overnight stays. The park offers beautiful natural surroundings and sweeping views of Hood Canal. Grassy play fields and children’s play equipment, a saltwater beach with tide pools, and shellfish harvesting opportunities are highlights of this park. Wedding day-use facilities and a vacation house are available for overnight rental. For day picnics, the park has one kitchen shelter with electricity and one without, plus four sheltered and 20 unsheltered picnic tables. The Caterer’s Kitchen shelter has cooking tops, and barbecue grills and may be reserved by calling the park at 360-779-3205. Other facilities are first come, first served. The park has a 73-car parking capacity. Activities at the park include 1.5 miles of hiking trails, clamming, crabbing, diving. saltwater fishing, swimming, beach exploration and bird watching. There are two soccer fields and a volleyball field. The park has two open grass fields suitable for Frisbees, croquet, kite flying and ball tossing. A recreational license is required for fishing at Washington state parks. The park is located at 202 N.E. Park St., Poulsbo. Call 360-779-3205 for more information. Summer hours are 8 a.m. to dusk.

SCENIC BEACH STATE PARK is a 88-acre camping park with 1,500 feet of saltwater beachfront on Hood Canal. The park is known for its wild, native rhododendrons and stunning, clear-day views of Hood Canal and the Olympic Mountains. ADA-compliant paths lead visitors to a country garden, gazebo, rustic bridge and huge trees. A wide variety of birds and wildlife call the area home. The park is ideal for those who appreciate outstanding natural venues for outdoor activities. The park features beautiful views of Hood Canal and the Olympic Mountains, flowers of wild rhododendrons in spring, and a rocky beach where oysters may be harvested in season. The park was originally developed as a homesite, then as a scenic resort owned by Joe Emel, Sr. The park was purchased by the state in three parcels over a 17-year period. Emel House was built in 1911. Park hours are: summer: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., winter: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The park has 52 tent spaces, one dump station, MANCHESTER STATE PARK: Six miles east of Port Orchard, is a 111-acre camping park with 3,400 feet of saltwater shoreline on Rich Passage. The park is covered in woods of fir and maple and has views of Bainbridge Island and Seattle from the beach. This picnicking and camping area features a former torpedo warehouse, now used as a picnic shelter. Trails, horseshoes, volleyball, swimming and overnight campsites are also available.

two restrooms (both ADA) and four showers. Eighteen pull-through sites accommodate 60-foot camping units. Bicycles may be ridden only on pavement and riders must use caution in this hilly campground with blind curves. To reserve a campsite, call 888-226-7688. Camping:check-in time, 2:30 p.m. Check-out time, 1 p.m. Quiet hours: 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. The park provides a group camp that accommodates 20 to 50 people. It is situated above Hood Canal, in a wooded, primitive setting. Facilities include a vault toilet and fire pit. Fees vary with size of the group. The park also accommodates boating. A boat ramp is half a mile east of the park and is administered by the Department of Fish and Game. A sticker is required for launching. Dock and moorage are available at Seabeck, one mile east of the park. For more: Scenic Beach State Park, 9565 Scenic Beach Road NW, Seabeck, 360-830-5079, reservations: 888-226-7688.


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COUNTY CITY PARKS POULSBO PARKS It doesn't matter where you go in Kitsap County, there are plenty of parks throughout its cities and communities. Many offer hiking trails, playgrounds, picnic shelters and courts for basketball and tennis. And all of them offer a place to enjoy and commune with nature.

Here's a listen g of some of the major parks in various cities:

BREMERTON

FOREST RIDGE PARK: A 21-acre neighborhood park located at 110 Summit Avenue N. Amenities include 1,320 linear feet of trails/pathways, playground, tables, benches, drinking fountain, restroom, tennis court and eight parking spaces.

More than 45 parks in Kitsap County are owned and operated by the Kitsap County Parks Department. All are available for a variety of use including picnics, dog-walking, playing ball, or just relaxing. In all, there are 4,699 acres of heritage parks used for walking and hiking trails, 339 acres of neighborhood community parks, 590 acres of regional parks, and 1,053 acres of natural resource areas within the control of the county. Among the more popular parks is HORSESHOE LAKE PARK, a 20-acre park with ball fields, picnic area, playgrounds, restrooms, swimming area, volleyball courts and water access. The park in located in the southern portion of the county. Another is ISLAND LAKE PARK, in the northern part of the county, includes 23 acres with a boat launch, fishing, picnic areas with shelters, playground, restrooms, swimming, walking trails and water access. In Central Kitsap, try WILDCAT LAKE PARK, an 11-acre park with basketball courts, fighting, picnicking, playgrounds,restrooms, swimming, volleyball and water access. Don’t forget to check out POINT NO POINT LIGHTHOUSE AND PARK at 9009 Point No Point Road NE, Hansville in the north part of the county. Point No Point Light Station is the site of the oldest lighthouse on Puget Sound. The 60-acre park included historic landmarks including the lighthouse, fishing, picnic area, engaging viewpoints, walking trails and water access. Tours of the historic duplex at Point No Point Lighthouse and Park are 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm on Saturdays, April through September. But be forewarned, by county regulation, driftwood is not to be removed from the park. To locate a park by type of activity wanted, or location, go to www.kitsapgov.com/parks/Parks/Pages/Find_Your_ Park.htm.

EVERGREEN ROTARY PARK: A 10-plus acre community park located at 1500 Park Avenue containing Evergreen Rotary Park Inclusive Playground that offers opportunities for children of all abilities, the Kitsap 9/11 Memorial which includes a metal tower made from portions of the World Trade Towers and home to the Thursday Bremerton Farmers Market (April to October). Amenities include playground, shelter, tables and benches, drinking fountain, trails/pathways, restroom, basketball court, water access, boat ramp and 75 parking spaces. MADRONA TRAILS: A 15.39 acre madrona forest located at Wheaton Way and Ash Street. Amenities include 660 linear feet of trails/pathways and 45 parking spaces. STEPHENSON CANYON: A 28.49 acre natural area located at 2800 Birch Street. Amenities include 1.5-miles of forested trail and eight parking spaces. N.A.D. PARK: A 50.87 acre community park located at 6002 Kitsap Way. Amenities include Disc Golf Course, playground, shelter, tables and benches, trails/pathways, restroom and five parking spaces. LIONS PARK: A 17.04 acre community park located at 251 Lebo Boulevard. Amenities include 1,900 linear feet of shoreline, 0.7-mile loop path, playground, shelter, tables and benches, drinking fountain, trails/pathways, restroom, lighted softball fields, basketball court, tennis court, water access, and 185 parking spaces. EAST PARK: A 3.4 acre neighborhood park located at Schley Boulevard and Homer Jones Drive and home to the Bremerton Skatepark. Amenities include playground, tables and benches, trails/ pathways, restroom and 66 parking spaces. This park is adjacent to the Glenn Jarstad Aquatic Center, Bremerton Ice Arena, and Kitsap Family YMCA. For a complete listing of parks in Bremerton, a map and a virtual tour, go to www.ci.bremerton. wa.us/Parks/#map.

Poulsbo has 14 city parks totaling 145 acres. About half the acreage is developed while the rest is undeveloped or in open space designation. There are 5 linear miles of trails within the city parks. POULSBO’S FISH PARK: Located at 288 NW Lindvig Way on the Liberty Bay estuary, the park is 40 acres. Poulsbo’s Fish Park is a nature park in the middle of a growing, busy city. Using grant funds, this project began in 2002 with the purchase of 13 acres for just over $1 million dollars. The ongoing development has been successful using city dollars, state and federal grants, property donations, various service clubs, and extensive volunteer support. The park features nature trails, boardwalk, winding paths, lawn/sitting areas, arboretum, wildlife/bird viewing, amphitheater, amphitheater, pedestrian bridges, interpretive signage, kiosk and parking. MURIEL IVERSON WATERFRONT PARK: This 1.5 acre park sits on Liberty Bay in downtown Poulsbo. The Austin-Kvelstad Pavilion is available for private rentals, and many park benches dot the park to take advantage of the beautiful water views. A boardwalk takes park users to neighboring American Legion Park. This regional park is 12.88 acres and includes playground, picnic area, restrooms, nature hiking trails, winding paths, lawn/sitting area, wildlife/bird viewing, and shoreline access The park was donated by the American Legion Post #81 in 1966. WILDERNESS PARK: Located on Caldart Street across from North Kitsap High School, the park contains 11.56 acres of mostly open space dedicated to nature hiking and wildlife and bird watching. It was given to the city by the Myreboe family in 1970. RAAB PARK: Located at 18349 Caldart Avenue NE, it includes 21 acres and is a community park with the following amenities: sand volleyball, playground, picnic areas/shelter available for private rentals, barbecues, restrooms, nature hiking trail (.2 mile), winding paths, exercise path (.33 mile), some exercise stations, lawn/sitting areas, arboretum, a multi-purpose play field, wildlife/ bird viewing, skate park, dance stage, community gardens, and a fenced dog run. It is a former Department of Defense site and was acquired by the city in 1966. NELSON PARK: Located in West Poulsbo at the corner of Lindvig & Viking Avenue at 20296 3rd Avenue NW, is an 11-acre neighborhood park with open space and shoreline view. It was purchased in 1998 from the Nelson family using grant funding through the Land & Water Conservation fund for acquisition. It features a playground, picnic area and shelter, barbecue, restrooms, winding


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paths, lawn/sitting area, wildlife/bird viewing, remodeled caretaker’s residence; Martinson Cabin and Museum. LIONS PARK is located at the corner of 6th Avenue and Fjord Drive, and is home to two tennis courts, restrooms, picnic areas and a multi age playground. BETTY IVERSON KIWANIS PARK is located at 20255 1st Avenue NE, and has open play areas, a picnic shelter and BBQs, and an ADA accessible playground. CENTENNIAL PARK is located at the corner of 7th Avenue and Iverson Street, and has picnic tables, a mini arboretum and bridges over Dogfish Creek. Future plans call for walking trails throughout the site. For more go to www.cityofpoulsbo.com/parks/parks.

KINGSTON

MIKE WALLACE PARK: The one acre-plus park includes manicured lawn and gardens for outdoor enjoyment. Barbecues and picnic tables are available. An event tent and stage are available upon request. Apply with the Port of Kingston. The use of Mike Wallace Park is free. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited. The Park is host to the Kingston Farmers Market Saturdays from May through October from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. On Saturday nights in July and August, the Port of Kingston co-sponsors "Concerts on the Cove". Musicians from around the state put on free, family oriented performances for the public from 6 to 9 p.m. The Park also hosts several community events including Kites Over Kingston, Paws Fest, Fourth of July, Paddle Kitsap, North Kitsap Arts and Crafts Festival and Country Christmas, all which are open to the public. For more, go to www.portofkingston.org.

BAINBRIDGE

Group Site 42. Site 42 can be reserved by calling 206842-2306 ext 118.

The Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park & Recreation District offers its users a wide variety of places to recreate, get together with friends and have fun. From local heritage properties to past military sites to scenic treasures to neighborhood play areas, there are more than 1,600 acres of parks and 32 miles of trails just waiting to be discovered.

For picnicking, there are two shelters, both with water and electricity. There are also 10 to 12 unsheltered picnic tables. Both shelters are available by reservation and will accommodate groups of up to 50 people. For reservations, phone 206-842-2306 ext 118.

FAY BAINBRIDGE PARK is a 17-acre marine camping park with 1,420 feet of saltwater shoreline on the northeast corner of Bainbridge Island. The park offers sweeping views of Puget Sound, the Cascade Mountains and features sandy beaches. On clear days, Mount Rainier and Mount Baker are visible from a sandy beach. The campground has 15 tent sites at $15 per night with a central water location and a portable toilet. There are 26 sites with water at $23 per night, there are two restroom facilities, one with showers. All camping is first-come, first-served, except for

Shelters are available to rent in four-hour time blocks, 11am-3pm or 4pm-8pm. FAY BAINBRIDGE and nearby FORT WARD PARKS are both designations of the Washington Watertrails Association Cascadia Marine Trail, and camping is available at specified beach campsites for $7/person. Fort Ward Park has a boat launch available. Another great park on Bainbridge Island is BATTLE POINT PARK, 11299 Arrow Point Drive NE, in the central part of the island. The park totals 90.3 acres, is a former naval radio station, and is largely open space with two ponds, jogging trail, two soccer fields, three softball fields, horse area, a picnic shelter, two tennis courts, play areas, two basketball courts shared with a roller hockey court, a large children's play structure, garden plots, and the Park District maintenance shop and offices. The recently renovated Transmitter Building is used for gymnastics classes and camps. The covered picnic shelter is heavily used and reservations are recommended by calling the for rates and schedule. The basketball courts are available for casual play when not being used by roller hockey leagues. The Battle Point Astronomical Association (www.bpastro. org) has developed an astronomy center in the former "Helix House". There is a 1.6mi jogging path used by bikers and walkers. The children's play structure was a communitywide effort spearheaded by the KidsUp! organization and opened in May 2001. And while in the park, take a look at the pea patches that contain 34 garden plots used by local residents. For more go to www.biparks.org/index.htm.


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Day Trips Take a day and play in the neighborhood BY LESLIE KELLY

There’s lots to do in Kitsap County. But while you’re in the area, why not check out these places that you can get to in a day?

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Alderbrook Remember when days used to stretch out forever?

...Remember when you’d wake up with the sun on your face, have breakfast, sit on the deck all morning and do nothing at all? Dig clams for dinner, then have a fire on the beach?

and Eloise Flagg, known affectionately as the “Alderbrook Girls.” Accommodations then included tent frames with orange and black striped canvas sides and wood stoves.

After World War II, the Alderbrook Girls sold That’s how it is at Alderbrook Resort. Just a short the resort to the Schafer Logging and Lumber drive from Kitsap, the Alderbrook Resort takes you worlds away. Surrounded by the Olympic Mountains, Company, and 21 new cottages were built. For the next 50-plus years, Alderbrook changed hands a the Resort & Spa rests on the shores of the Hood few times, including a brief stint as Canal, a glacier-carved fjord home to a Christian conference centre. But in eagles and osprey, salmon and seals. When Alderbrook 2001, it was bought by North Forty opened in 1913, it Luxury guest rooms and Lodging. Virtually everything on site was a resort accommodations are designed with destination unique has been redesigned and rebuilt. thoughtfully appointed amenities. Like The cottages and lodge have been to the Pacific premium linens and comfy duvets. remodeled. Beautifully re-furbished, the Northwest. Daybeds and soaking tubs. A lobby with indoor canal-front swimming pool and a massive stone fireplace and leather whirlpool provide visitors with endless couches to sink into. A waterfront pool. A world-class enjoyment. Gorgeous landscaping design includes full service spa. A neighboring PGA-class golf course. a revitalized stream for salmon habitat, with resting Plus some of the best food in the region, with fresh pools that run throughout the property. local seafood and world-class wines. And a marina only steps away. So your boat can come with you. The Alderbrook opened in 1913. It was a resort destination, unique to the Pacific Northwest. No roads existed, so visitors arrived by boat. Twelve years later, the business sold to Clara Eastwood

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Enjoy a friendly game of badminton, volleyball, or frisbee on the grassy common area and fire up a gas grill to enjoy your own beach side barbecue. Or take a walk on a nearby nature trail, rent a kayak, paddle boat or motorboat, or go crabbing or fishing.

Alderbrook Resort also offers 15 two-bedroom cottages and one one-bedroom cottage which are like your own private beach house; perfect for your family getaway. The peaceful views from the cottage’s porches makes you want to pause, take a deep breath and enjoy the tranquil surroundings

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Port Townsend With its maritime heritage, artist spirit and a touch of urban chic, this is the place to enjoy a weekend.

On the water around Port Townsend is a popular place for sailboating.

Port Townsend was founded in 1851 and is located approximately 40 miles Northwest of Seattle. Port Townsend has a population of approximately 9,355 and is the county seat and the only incorporated city in Jefferson County. Port Townsend prides itself on its historic charm and stunning natural setting. In addition to its natural scenery, the city is known for many Victorian buildings remaining from its late 19th-century heyday, numerous annual cultural events, and as a maritime center for independent boat-builders and related industries and crafts. Port Townsend’s Historic District is a U.S. National Historic Landmark District. With its maritime heritage, artist spirit, and a touch of urban chic, Port Townsend is an easily accessible base camp to the Olympic Peninsula and beyond. Whether on land or sea; indoors or outdoors – Port Townsend has activities for every taste. From historic and unique hotels to modern getaways, and everything in between – Port Townsend has a wide range of accommodations available to choose from. For shoppers, if you’re looking for something different, Port Townsend is your ideal shopping destination. You won’t find cookie-cutter, big-box stores here. Rather, you’ll find individual store owners who know their stuff running small shops that cater to the customer. And when it’s time to eat, from Olympic Coastal Cuisine to Indian specialities, from burgers and brats to oysters on the half-shell – Port Townsend’s restaurants are the stuff of legend. Blessed with an abundance of farm-fresh local food, and the culinary talent to transform it into something magical, Port Townsend is a foodie’s paradise. Don’t miss the old-fashioned drugstore counter service at Don’s Pharmacy. There’s plenty of great shopping, dining and overnight accommodations in town. Stay in a bed and breakfast in a Victorian home, or try a waterfront inn. If you so desire, take in a movie at the historic Rose Theater downtown, and afterward, enjoy a cocktail at one of many nearby bars. Port Townsend is home to some of the most outstanding

public parks in the state of Washington. Fort Worden State Park is a turn-of-the-century army base located just two miles from the downtown core. Fort Worden offers an unmatched combination of natural beauty and historic interest. Acres of saltwater beaches, wooded hills, and open fields are framed by stunning vistas of the Olympic and Cascade ranges and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. In addition to being a mecca for nature lovers, the park and it’s nonprofit campus partners is a center for lifelong learning. Perched between downtown and Fort Worden is the lovely Chetzemoka Park. This city-owned gem is on the water and has a stunning view of the Cascade Mountains and Whidbey Island. The park has flower gardens, picnic areas, play equipment and a bandstand modeled after the Victorian original, as well as access to the beach and tidelands. Port Townsend is just miles away from the mighty Olympic National Park. One the nation’s crown jewels, the national park showcases Pacific Ocean beaches, rain forest valleys, glaciercapped peaks and a stunning variety of plants and animals. Roads provide access to the outer edges of the park, but the heart of the Park Olympic is wilderness; a primeval sanctuary for humans and wild creatures alike. If you want to explore the history of Port Townsend, your first stop should be the Jefferson County Historical Museum next to city hall downtown. In addition to impressive exhibits and helpful staff and volunteers, the museum leads walking tours through the downtown and uptown districts, helping visitors to glean the exciting history of the area. Some of the more impressive and notable sites to explore include: The Rothschild House: located at the corner of Jefferson and Taylor Streets in uptown Port Townsend, the Rothschild House is virtually unchanged from a hundred years ago. Managed by JCHS, the home features original furnishing and decor; and the Jefferson County Courthouse: the courthouse majestically overlooks Port Townsend Bay and the entrance to Admiralty Inlet.


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Sequim, pronounced “Skwim,” is a growing community of about 6,600 in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley, celebrating its centennial last 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” and draws crowds of 30,000 to its Lavender Festival in July.

SEQUIM

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. 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 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 and the Dungeness National Wildlife Refuge.

PORT LUDLOW Escape to a nationally recognized, master planned community known as the “Gateway to the Olympic Peninsula.” Port Ludlow has a variety of activities available that will appeal to any traveler. Adventure seekers can kayak, bike, or hike. Golfers can play a round on our 18-hole Championship Golf Course that Esquire magazine called “The Most Scenic in the World.” Those looking for relaxation can charter a yacht, go whale watching, fish or simply relax in beach chairs along the pristine shores of Ludlow Bay. The Resort At Port Ludlow provides breathtaking views of Ludlow Bay, the lush tree lined coast and the magnificent Olympic Mountains beyond. Nestled among acres of majestic forests, woodland trails, and saltwater beaches, The Resort at Port Ludlow is Washington’s premier waterfront resort community. This quintessentially Northwest destination is located on the pristine shores of tranquil Ludlow Bay and provides views of the majestic Olympic Mountains at every turn. Offering first-class, personalized service, luxury accommodations, award-winning dining, championship golf, full-service marina, outdoor adventures, and a myriad of other amenities, The Resort at Port Ludlow is the perfect place to relax, rejuvenate, and indulge.

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PORT ANGELES Options aren’t scarce when you visit Port Angeles, in the heart of the Olympic Peninsula.

D I S COV E R K I T SAP 2 015 Peninsula Golf Club which is located on the east side of Port Angeles on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington. A semi-private club with more than 200 golfing members, Peninsula Golf Club offers 18 holes of challenging yet rewarding golf. The course has a tree-lined setting with beautiful views of the Olympic Mountains Taste locally grown food at the and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The farmers markets. Enjoy the water view championship tees boast 6,400 from Francis Street Park. Or, explore yards with a par of 72. Peninsula Golf the Fine Arts Center, which features Club offers an impressive variety of works by more than 500 Northwest holes to test every club in your bag. artists. Many fairways are wide with rolling Port Angeles is also the gateway to terrain while others will demand one of Washington’s most popular precision to leave a straight forward natural spaces, the Olympic National approach. Highlights include the Park and Hurricane Ridge, risk-reward of a drivable conveniently located 17 The Port Angeles par 4 as well as reachable miles from downtown. par 5s. The smooth greens area is outdoor Additionally, Port Angeles predominately slope friendly with is also home to several towards the harbor and scores of unique, boutique style provide ample challenge campgrounds, wineries. testing golfers of all hiking and No matter what time of year abilities. biking trails. you plan to visit the city, the For shoppers, there’s abundance of community lots to choose from: antiques and events and local attractions draw collectibles, books, clothing, fabric, visitors from far and wide. furniture, gifts, greeting cards, home Whether your interest is kayaking, wine tasting, antiquing, eating or just spending time on the beautiful beaches, Port Angeles has something for every traveler. Ride your bike along Discovery Trail, a waterfront trail that stretches from the west end of Port Angeles into Port Townsend.

The Peninsula is a mosaic of past and present: a rich Native American heritage, pioneer farm families and a new community of young farmers who want to put down roots, work the land and preserve it for the future. Port Angeles is the site of the “largest prehistoric Indian village and burial ground found in the United States,” according to a senior archaeologist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Seattle. In August 2003, a 275 million dollar construction project was started in the city. The construction site ultimately uncovered about 300 graves and 785 pieces of human bones in addition to numerous ritual and ceremonial Indian artifacts of the former Tse-whit-zen village. Some of the unearthed remains date back between 1,700 to 2,700 years.

Many of the graves uncovered held entire families that seemed to have died suddenly. Archeologists project that this was likely the result of pandemics of smallpox and other illnesses brought by European immigrants to North America that caused massive death tolls in 1780 and 1835. Interactions with European fur traders purportedly wiped out about 90 percent of the Indians living in the Northwest. Today, the city offers golfers the

decor, housewares, jewelry, kayak sales/rentals, shoes and souvenirs. Close to downtown, there are 20-plus restaurants that serve everything from Italian cuisine to seafood. Other choices include burgers, comfort food and even Chinese. The Port Angeles area is outdoorfriendly 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 with 126 inpatient beds, a Level III trauma center, a stateof-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.


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OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK 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 and sky-scraping Sitka spruce and Douglas-fir; the Olympic Mountains with Mount Olympus looming to about 8,000 feet; large lowland lakes with Lake

Crescent, a turquoise gem 12 miles long and 625 feet at its maximum depth; cascading rivers and waterfalls. 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. The forest receives more than 1.2 million visitor days annually. See www.fs.fed.us/r6/ olympic.

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 to the bright red Indian paintbrushes and tiny pink phlox blossoms, there is a plenty 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. 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 3.8mile 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.


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& Seafood Festival

RAIN OR SHINE - MOST EVENTS UNDER COVER -

VICTORIA B.C. Port Angeles City Pier

FREE ADMISSION

October 9-11, 2015

FRI 12:30-10 PM | SAT 10 AM -10 PM SUN 10 AM -5 PM SPECIAL GUEST - GRAHAM KERR,

the Galloping Gourmet • Fresh Whole Crab Dinners • 14 Restaurants • Live Oyster Bar • Wine & Beer • Cooking Demonstrations • Chowder Cook-off • Grab-A-Crab Derby • Live Music • Juried Crafts • Environmental Exhibits • Family Activities • 5k Run • Crab To Go!

Presenting Sponsors:

Peninsula Daily News Red Lion Hotel Port Angeles

Produced by Olympic Peninsula Celebrations Port Angeles Regional Chamber of Commerce

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360-452-6300

The capital city of British Columbia, Victoria boasts many historic buildings and some of the best museums in Western Canada.

The capital city of British Columbia, Victoria boasts many historic buildings and some of the best museums in Western Canada. The area is also home to some of the country’s most exhilarating scenery: there’s an ocean or mountain vista around every corner and the city’s flower gardens are famous the world over. Whether your taste runs to golfing, hiking, biking and fishing, or you’re more the shopping, dining and theatre type, Victoria has you covered. And bring the kids - the city was included in the Top 10 Family Vacations in Canada in TripAdvisor’s 2011 Travelers’ Choice awards. Established in 1843 as a fort for the Hudson’s Bay Company, Victoria’s British ancestry is apparent in the double-decker buses, horse-drawn carriages, formal gardens and tearooms. The city is now a cosmopolitan centre with a lively entertainment scene and a wonderful array of attractions. Named after Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom and, at the time, British North America, Victoria is one of the oldest cities in the Pacific Northwest, with British settlement beginning in 1843. The city has retained a large number of its historic buildings, in particular its two most famous landmarks, the British Columbia Parliament Buildings (finished in 1897 and home of the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia) and the Empress hotel (opened in 1908). The city’s Chinatown is the second oldest in North America after San Francisco’s. The region’s Coast Salish First Nations peoples established communities in the area long before non-native settlement,

possibly several thousand years earlier, which had large populations at the time of European exploration. Victoria, like many Vancouver Island communities, continues to have a sizable First Nations presence, composed of peoples from all over Vancouver Island and beyond. Known as the “The Garden City”, Victoria is an attractive city and a popular tourism destination with a thriving technology sector that has risen to be its largest revenue-generating private industry. Victoria is in the top twenty of world cities for quality-of-life. The city has a large non-local student population, who come to attend the University of Victoria, Camosun College, Royal Roads University, the Victoria College of Art, the Sooke Schools International Programme and the Canadian College of Performing Arts. Victoria is very popular with boaters with its beautiful and rugged shorelines and beaches. Victoria is also popular with retirees, who come to enjoy the temperate and usually snow-free climate of the area as well as the usually relaxed pace of the city. Some of the top outdoor sightseeing and attraction destinations in the region include Beacon Hill Park, Goldstream Park, the Southern Gulf Islands, Victoria Butchart Gardens, Inner Harbour, Dallas Road and the Parliament Buildings; Roche Cove Regional Park, Island View Beach and Botanical Beach, French Beach and Pacific Rim National Park. The easiest way to Victoria BC from our area is to take the ferry out of Port Angeles. See www.ferrytravel. com/portangeles.


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BEYOND KITSAP DIRECTORY CLALLAM FORKS

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

SEQUIM Olympic Game Farm 1423 Ward Rd, Sequim, WA. 98382 360-683-4295 www.olygamefarm.com

Beyond Get Face-to-Face with Wildlife at

Sequim Lavender Festival 2nd & Fir, Downtown Sequim, WA. 98382 360-681-3035 www.lavenderfestival.com New Dungeness Lighthouse Dungeness Spit, Sequim, WA 98382 newdungenesslighthouse.com

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OLYMPIC GAME FARM Home of the Waving Bears

Entertaining Families for over 42 years!

Take our driving tour for a chance to see Zebra, Wolves, Tigers, American Bison, Coyote, Wild Cats, Deer, Elk,Waving Bears & more!

91st Annual Makah Days 2015 will be August 28-30 Neah Bay, Washington 98357 http://makah.com/

Summer season offers walking tours and Hardy's Market opens

MASON A L LY N

Allyn Days Port of Allyn Park, WA. 98524 360-710-1924 www.allynwa.org

1423 Ward Rd, Sequim 98382

OPEN DAILY at 9am

Kids 5 and under FREE

Group, Military & Senior Discounts!

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1-800-778-4295

HOODSPORT Hoodsport Winery North 23501 Hwy 101, Hoodsport, WA. 98548 (360)877-9894 www.hoodsport.com

S H E LT O N Mariano’s Fine Jewelry 116 W. Railroad Ave #108, Shelton, WA. 98584 360-426-5811 Oyster Fest Shelton Airport, WA. 98584 www.oysterfestival.org

JEFFERSON Olympic Peninsula Wineries www.olympicpeninsulawineries.org info@olympicpeninsulawineries.org

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

PORT TOWNSEND Port Townsend Aero Museum 105 Airport Rd, Port Townsend, WA. 98368 360-379-5244 www.ptaeromuseum.org The Belmont Historic Waterfront Restaurant, Saloon & Hotel 925 Water St, Port Townsend, WA. 98368 360-385-3007 www.thebelmontpt.com

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Toasting the Olympic Coastal Lifestyle Visit the Olympic Peninsula Wineries. Enjoy the quintessential experience of superb local wine, fresh regional cuisine and spectacular scenery. 1. Marrowstone Vineyards 2. Finnriver Farm & Cidery 3. Eaglemount Wine & Cider

4. Lullaby Winery 5. FairWinds Winery 6. Alpinefire Cider

7. Wind Rose Cellars 8. Olympic Cellars 9. Camaraderie Cellars 10. Harbinger Winery

www.OlympicPeninsulaWineries.org From Chimacum to Port Angeles


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BEYOND KITSAP DIRECTORY continued Wooden Boat Festival 431 Water St, Port Townsend, WA. 98368 360-385-3628 ext 106 www.woodenboat.org

BRINNON House Boats for Two Pleasant Harbor Marina, Brinnon, WA 98320 360-796-3440 www.houseboats4two.com

PIERCE

19th

JULY 17, 18 & 19, 2015

F E S T I VA L ®

SEQUIM, WASHINGTON STATE, U.S.A.

Free U-Tour Farms Free Street Fair “We’ll Keep the Lavender Blooming”™

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www.sequimlavenderweekend.com Part of Sequim Lavender Weekend

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LAVENDER CAPITAL OF NORTH AMERICA®

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

Blue Willow Lavender Farm (253)225-9030 10615 Wright Bliss Rd KPN, Gig Harbor, 98329 www.bluewillowlavenderfarm.com

91st ANNUAL

MAKAH DAYS

FOX ISLAND

NEAH BAY

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Friday, Saturday, Sunday Aug 28-30, 2015

“Honoring Our Fishermen”

SNOHOMISH MARYSVILLE

Marysville Strawberry Festival PO Box 855, 1259 State Ave, Marysville, WA. 98270 (360) 651-9854 www.maryfest.org

THURSTON O LY M P I A

Holly Greene Makah Days Queen 2014

Olympic Air Show Olympia Regional Airport, Olympia, 98501 360-705-3925 www.olympicflightmuseum.com

Join us for a multitude of activities which honor our ancient Makah customs & traditions and commemorate the anniversary of becoming US Citizens.

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Fri., Sat., Sun Fri., Sat., Sun Fri., Sat., Sun. Friday evening Friday evening Friday evening Fri., Sat. evening

Grand Parade & Flag-Raising Traditional Dances - Youth Traditional Dances - Adult Traditional Salmon Bake Field Races Bahokus Peak Challenge Softball Tournament

Saturday morning Sat. (after parade) Saturday evening Sat., Sun. afternoon Saturday afternoon Saturday afternoon Fri., Sat., Sun.

facebook.com/makah.days or go to www.makah.com

Contact Alana Claplanhoo, Makah Days Chairperson • 360-645-2201 alana.claplanhoo@makah.com

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Street Fair Traditional Canoe Racing Slahal Tournament Talent Show Royalty Coronation Fireworks Extravaganza Modern Dance

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Pilots Wanted

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

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Experience Paradise on the Peninsula…

Be a Lighthouse Keeper for a Week

New Dungeness Lighthouse

Openings Available

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Discover Forks on the Olympic Peninsula

Forks

Chamber of Commerce Visitor Information Center

Brigadoon Vacation Rentals Port Townsend to West of Port Angeles

– Great Rates –

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All Sizes & Locations Furnished & Nice Amenities

Gemstone Beads -Toho Seed Beads Czechmate 2-Hole Beads Crystal Bicone-Shell Beads Findings and Wires – Stringing materials

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Gifts and Collectibles Large selection of tumbled stones Crystals -Mineral Specimens Gemstone Carvings and Spheres Sterling Silver Jewelry Czech Glass Beads

Forks, Washington is home to Olympic National Park & Forest, Pacific Ocean beaches, beautiful rivers, pristine rainforests and is the setting for the Twilight book series. 1411 S. Forks Ave. • P.O. Box 1249 Forks, Washington 98331 info@forkswa.com • 360.374.2531 www.facebook.com/forkswa

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a perfect day trip

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23150 NE St. Rt. 3 Belfair, WA 98528

North 23501 HWY 101, Hoodsport WA

Waterfront dining at John Wayne Marina. Local fresh seafood and produce from local farms. Voted Best steaks, Best Seafood, also offering pasta, vegetarian and gluten free options. Cocktails, wine and local micro brews. As seen in Sunset magazine! 11:30am to 3pm for lunch and 4 to 9pm for dinner. Wednesday thru Sunday. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

John Wayne Marina, 2577 W Sequim Bay Rd, Sequim (360) 683-7510 www.docksidegrill-sequim.com

Professional jewelry repair

Featuring Holly Yashi Jewelry as Art

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Discover Port Gamble Washington’s Sanctuary Shore

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Experience this waterfront jewel of the Kitsap Peninsula situated on the shores of scenic Hood Canal. We invite you to visit our unique shops and restaurants like Mike’s Four Star BBQ, the Port Gamble General Store & Café, and the Tea Room at Port Gamble. Explore our extensive trails, exchange vows, celebrate an event, kayak Gamble Bay, or simply take a leisurely stroll through this quaint, authentic 19th century New England style town that & wasshopping once hometo to activities America’s longest running sawmill. a From dining that will satisfy all ofTake your tour of the Port Gamble Historic Museum and experience the full history of senses, discover in Port Gamble. Tour this historic mill Washington State’s yourself oldest unincorporated town. Visit www.portgamble.com town a memory that is one history book. andand makecreate your next trip to Port Gamble onefor foryour the history books.


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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

Nonprofit volunteer run coffeehouse and social services hub Local organic coffee • Free live music, art workshops, more Job Training/Soup Kitchen

711 Water Street• Port Townsend WA 98368 360-379-8247• www.ptbr.org

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British Columbia, Canada

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5th Annual Lavender Festival Fri - Sat, July 10-11, 2015 10 AM - 6 PM

84th Annual

MARRYSVILLE STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL

June 13th - 20th

Join us for Snohomish County's largest festival! Events to include: Kids Day, Royalty Fashion Show, Market in the Park, Berry run/walk, Talent Show, Carnival, Grand Parade, Fireworks Show, & MUCH MORE! Look forward to seeing you and your family the 3rd week of June.

For details, visit: www.maryfest.org www.facebook.com/marysvillestrawberryfestival

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GIG HARBOR Gig Harbor is one of several cities and towns that claim to be “the gateway to the Olympic Peninsula”. Due to its close access to several state and city parks, and historic waterfront that includes boutiques and fine dining, it has become a popular tourist destination. Gig Harbor is located along State Route 16, about six miles from its origin at Interstate 5, over the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. A 1.2 billion dollar project to add a second span to the bridge was completed in 2007. During off-peak traffic times, Tacoma can be reached in five minutes and Seattle in just under an hour. Gig Harbor was officially incorporated on July 12, 1946. Commercial fishing, boat building, and logging dominated the economy until the construction of the first Tacoma Narrows Bridge in 1940. Until then, the primary method of transportation between Gig Harbor and the economic center of nearby Tacoma was by steamship. For tourists, Jerisich Park, combined with the adjacent Skansie Brothers Park, is a large, open, waterfront space with grass, decks, benches, and a covered Pavilion for 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.

Gig Harbor offers a variety of activities for locals and tourists to enjoy.

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 offers a variety of activities, and is especially geared toward larger groups and families. A children’s play area features equipment to climb and play on and swings for infants. The park also offers a baseball diamond in the upper area of the park, a basketball court, tennis courts, and two sand volleyball courts. The park is adjacent to a stream as well and has teaching plaques on stream conservation. A field in the lower part of the park offers picnic benches and recreational area for informal games and sports. There is a large wooden picnic shelter with fresh water and wood stoves. The park is popular in the summer for family reunions, picnics and group gatherings. For a sense of history, visit, tour and learn at the Harbor History Museum. Featured in the state-of-theart, 7,000-square-foot building, are award-winning exhibits, a historical schoolhouse and maritime vessels, family friendly programs and events, and hands-on learning and exploration for all ages. Admission, hours and information about the exhibits

can be found at Harbor History Museum. The Harbor History Museum includes the Annelise and Warder Stoaks Permanent Gallery: A permanent exhibit showcases the rich, unique heritage of the Gig Harbor Peninsula through artifacts, photos, personal stories and hands-on interactives. Exhibits focus on south sound Native Americans, area settlers, water transportation, early industries, commercial fishing, the three Narrows Bridges, and the growth of the Peninsula. The Jim and Carolyn Milgard Maritime Gallery: A rich maritime and boat-building heritage is showcased by the 65-foot fishing vessel Shenandoah and the Thunderbird Hull #1 sailboat on display in the majestic Maritime Gallery. With active restoration of the Shenandoah taking place in public view, this gallery promises a new experience each time you visit; The Rev. Charles F. Schreiner Showcase Gallery: Younger visitors can get their hands-on history fix in this fun, interactive gallery featuring a large magnetic mural and other activities aimed at children 10 and under. The Daylight Gallery presents the story of the Gig Harbor Peninsula’s first residents - the Gig Harbor Band of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians. The gallery features baskets and implements from the museum’s collection; and the Midway School: Located on site, the 1893 Midway School celebrates early education on the Peninsula and serves as both an exhibit gallery and classroom for visiting school groups. As far as accommodations go, you’ll have no shortage of options, from hotels to motels to small inns to tiny but personable bed and breakfasts, Gig Harbor has a place to stay for every traveler. If you are the hotel type, select from the Inn at Gig Harbor or the Best Western Wesley, both located off our Highway 16. One of the jewels of the Gig Harbor lodging scene is the Maritime Inn, a small inn (just 15 rooms), located in the quaint downtown district, directly across the street from the public pier. Walk to Gig Harbor’s famous downtown restaurants, shops and art galleries from the Maritime Inn. On the north end of downtown, in what is known as the Finholm District, you’ll discover one of Gig Harbor’s newest B&Bs, the Waterfront Inn. As the name suggests, this inn is on the water, offering tranquil views of harbor, as well as private entrance, fireplace and jacuzzi for nearly every room. If you like the idea of staying on the water, but would rather move a bit further out from the busy harbor, consider Beachside Getaway, on a lovely beach on Fox Island, a 10 minute drive from Gig Harbor’s commercial district. For more, and to learn about the local restaurants, go to www.gigharbor.com.


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With a respected cultural district downtown, Tacoma has much to offer the art lover.

Beginning in the early 1990s, Tacoma has taken steps to revitalize itself and its image, especially downtown. The University of Washington established a branch campus in Tacoma in 1990. The same year, Union Station was restored. The Museum of Glass opened in downtown Tacoma in 2002, showing glass art from the region and around the world. It includes a glassblowing studio and is connected to the rest of the Museum District by the Bridge of Glass, which features works by Tacoma native glass artist Dale Chihuly. The Museum of Glass is the only glass museum west of the Mississippi devoted expressly to the medium of glass. The focus of the collection is to showcase exemplary works of art created during the 20th and 21st centuries by artists from around the world. Watch glass artists work. Tour indoor and outdoor displays. See more at www.MuseumofGlass3reachlocal. net. Tacoma’s downtown Cultural District is the site of the Washington State History Museum and the Tacoma Art Museum. America’s Car Museum was completed in late 2011 and resides near the Tacoma Dome in Tacoma. America’s Car Museum spotlights America’s love affair with the automobile. Featuring a nine-acre campus – with a four-story museum as the centerpiece – ACM, is 30 minutes south of Seattle and in the shadow of Mt. Rainier, and is one of the world’s largest auto museums and attractions.

The auto museum is designed to preserve history and celebrate the world’s automotive culture. The spacious facility houses up to 350 cars, trucks and motorcycles from private owners, corporations, and the LeMay collection, which amassed a Guinness Book record of more than 3,500 vehicles in the mid-1990s. For hours and other information, go to www. lemaymuseum.org. Elsewhere in Tacoma, the glass and steel Greater Tacoma Convention and Trade Center opened in November 2004. Downtown Tacoma also has a thriving Theatre District, anchored by the 89-year-old Pantages Theater. The Broadway Center for the Performing Arts manages the Pantages, the Rialto Theater, and the Theatre on the Square, as well as Tacoma Little Theatre and Gold From Straw Theatre Company, practicing out of a retired and partially renovated “Mecca” adult entertainment theater. Other attractions include the Grand Cinema and the Temple Theatre.

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BUSINESS INDEX 11:11 Bail Bonds

121

Bug Museum

31

First Lutheran Church

72

Kitsap Office Furniture

A & C’s Diner and Bakery

115

Candy Shoppe

121

Fletcher Bay Winery

44

Kitsap – Visit Kitsap

10

Ace Hardware

147

Carrie Goller Gallery

26

Forks Chamber of Commerce

138

Kitsap Property Management

64

Action Now Property Management

64

Cats Meow

91

Four Seasons Pools & Spas

109

Kitsap Public Facilities District

63

Ad-West Realty/Virginia Village

65

Cedar Glen Mobile Park

21

Foxbridge Bed & Breakfast

51

Kitsap Tennis & Athletic Center

56

Alder Creek Pet Lodge

34

Centering Massage

110

Frasers Gourmet Hideaway

144

All Creatures Animal Hospital

33

Central Highland Builders

Kitsap Transit

4

Freckle Skincare

90

Kitsap Veterinary Hospital

9

109

4 34

Allyn Community Association

139

Central Market

Frog Soap

114

Lavender Wind Farms

144

Almost Candid Photo & Frame

100

Central Whidbey Chamber

144

Front Street Gallery

26

Lawson Design Studio

86

Chapel on EchoBay

141

Fujiyama Japanese Steakhouse

American Sass Amy’s Decadent Chocolates

37 47 / 115

CHS INC-Poulsbo / Cenex

95

Gazebo Florist

Legacy Management Group

65

120

Les Schwab Tire Center

38

46 / 110

Amy’s on the Bay

119

City of Bremerton

116

Gift Shop Alley By Hopisun

114

Liberty Shores & Harbor House

Anchor of Hope Church

73

City Of Port Orchard Chimes and Lights

122

Gillis Auto Center

131

Little City Candy Company

101

64

Lost Mountain Lavender

138

Ludlow Bay Realty

141

Anderson Dental & Denture Center Animal Rescue Families

5 34

Arlen, Catherine – Windermere Real Estate, West Sound Inc. 99 Aqua Tech

115

Arnold’s Home Furnishings

36

Aunty Mins Specialized Petcare

34

Axe Handle Cafe

101

B & B Auto Repair

117

Bainbridge Arts & Crafts

86

Bainbridge Gardens Arts & Crafts

84

Bainbridge Island Downtown Association

81

Bainbridge Paws

32

Bainbridge Pediatrics

88

Bainbridge Vineyards

44

Barbi’s Bird House

32

Baymont Inn and Suites

50

Bayside Animal Lodge

32

Beautifully Polished at Longworth Studio

92

Belmont Historic Waterfront Restaurant, Saloon & Hotel

136

Best Western, Bainbridge

87

Bethany Lutheran Church

73

Big Valley Animal Care Center

33

Blinx Fashion and Accessories

83

Blue Collar Pet Salon

34

Blue Heron Jewelry Co Blue Willow Lavender Farm

06 / 91 141

Bluewater Artworks Gallery

26

Bon Cheveux Salon & Spa

94

Boomers Pet Boutique

91

Borrowed Kitchen Bakery

101

Bremerton United Methodist

73

Brigadoon Vacation Rentals

138

Brix 25 Restaurant

137

Claudia’s Pet Care

32

Good Property Management

Closet Transfer – Bainbridge

83

Grub Hut

Closet Transfer – Poulsbo

92

Hare & Hounds

92

Madison Diner

34

Magal & Louis Gallery

Colello’s Farm Stand

121

Heart Strings Petsitters

Commander-NavyRegion NW

66

Henery’s Hardware, Kingston

129

Historic Downtown Poulsbo

Community Food pantry

101

102 90 – 93

Makah Tribal Days Mannette Community Church

71

82 26 137 73

Hood Canal Travel, INC

139

Manning Park Resort

140

121

Hoodsport Winery

139

Mariano’s Fine Jewelry & Design

139

Cruise N’ Enterprises

120

Horse & Cow Bar & Grill

114

Marina Market

93

Custom Printing Co.

85

Hospice of Kitsap

114

Maryfest INC

141 111

Companion Animal Wellness

33

Cookie’s Pet Corner & Wash

D’vine Wines

102

Hot Shots Java

92

Monica’s Waterfront Bakery

Day Smokers Club

115

Hot Tequilla’s

43

Mora Iced Creamery

Details Property Management

64

House Boats for Two

Dick Vlist Motors Directors Mortgage

122 78

Hula Kai Adventures, LLC Inn at Gig Harbor

84

Mosquito Fleet Winery

129

18

Mrs Muirs House of Ghost

104

140

Mt. Zion Cissionary Baptist

73 34

137

102

Irene’s School of Dance

31

Naturally 4 Paws

Dockside Grill

139

Island Hammer LLC

94

Netshed No. 9

137

Doctors Clinic

152

J’aime Les Crepes – Creperie

82

New Dungeness Light Station

138

Diva De Beau

Nordic Maid

91

Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival

134

Jake’s Pickup – mostly organic comfort food 84

North Kitsap Unitarian

72

DYI Tabacco

115

Jeff Reed Ins Agency Inc

111

North Point Church

72

Eagle Harbor Wine Co.

44

John Wayne’s Waterfront Resort

135

Novus Auto Glass

121

El Huarache Mexican Restuarant

94

Key City Players

140

NW Maritime CTR/Wooden Boat

140

Eleven Winery

44

Keyport Auto Repair

Oak Harbor Block Party

144

Elmo’s Book Exchange

117

Kingston Bookery

102

Olde Central Antique Mall

120

Eloisa Clothing Boutique

83

King’s Wok Buffett

110

Olson’s Resort

135

Kingston Dental, Sean M Couch DDS

99

Olympic College

Downtown Keyport Mercantile

Evergreen Real Estate & Property Management Everybody’s Entertainment Fairbank Construction Company Fathoms O ‘Fun – Port Orchard

97

64 148 78 60 / 150

Filling Station

101

Fingers Duke

114

First Federal

2

Jacobs Treasures

Kingston Quilt Shop

120

97

102

61

Olympic Flight Museum

138

Kitsap Children’s Musical “Theater”

40

Olympic Game Farm

136

Kitsap County Housing

65

Olympic Music Festival

141

Kitsap Flooring Outlet

115

Olympic Outdoor Center

Kitsap Humane Society

33

Olympic Outdoor Center Port Gamble

17 104

Kitsap Mall

75

Olympic Outdoor Center Poulsbo

92

Kitsap Maritime Heritage Foundation

27

Olympic Outdoor Center Silverdale

111


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ADVERTISERS INDEX Olympic Peninsula Wineries

136

Our Saviours Lutheran Church

72

Rings & Things

120

Stedman Bee Supply

110

Willow’s Naturally

85

Robert Heay’s Port Orchard

119

Streamliner Diner

87

Wind Rose Cellars

135

Rolling Bay Winery

44

Studio B Photography

100

Windermere-Port Townsend

141

Oyster Bay Inn

115

Rolling Hills Golf Course

55

Sugar Studios

111

Wish & Rainy Day

104

Pacific Rim Hobby

138

Roosters Cafe & Thuy’s Pho House

84

Super Natural NW

129

Woodside Animal Hospital

115

Oxford Inn & Suites

52 / 110

Rumple New Skins

95

Suquamish Clearwater Casino

66

Zufelt, Jan – JL Scott

32 / 85

Saints Car Club

58

Suquamish Museum

25

Pawsably Home, LLC

34

Salvation Army

73

Suzanne Maurice Wine Bar

44

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND SNAP SHOTS

Peace Lutheran School

30

Sarah Sydor Windermere Real Estate

86

Sweet Life Cakery

102

Eagle Harbor Books Company

Sequim Lavender Festival

137

Tango Zulu Enterprises

104

Paul Davis Restoration Paws and Fins Pet Shop

Peninsula Federal Credit Union

5

Shade’s Dog Training

Peninsula Pet Lodge INC

32

Shadow Mountain

135

Teacher’s Pet Dog Training

Peninsula Property Management

64

Shirvan Rug Gallery

86

Thistle Floral & Home

Perennial Vintners

44

Sidney Art Gallery

Phase II Grooming

120

Silverdale Antiques

110

Town & Country Market

Silverdale Autoworks

111

Toys Etc.

Point Casino

3

Pho Kai

120

Pho’ T & N Port Gamble

94 104 / 139

Silverwood Theme Park Skookum Rotary Foundation Slippery Pig Brewery

32

Taste Wei

94

Peninsula Outfitters INC

25/120

4 139 92

Bainbridge Island Barkery Pet Store Bainbridge Island Brewing Company

9 31 / 94

Bainbridge Island Studio Tour

46 / 110

Bainbridge Organic Distillers

Umpqua Bank

13

Bon Bon Candies

Viking Feast Ice Cream

95

Cafe Nola

Village Green Apartments, Kingston

65

Millstream – NW Gifts & Art

94

Wells Fargo Home Mortgage – Tom Golon

97

Pastiche – Antiques

88

Pleasant Beach Village

Sole Mates – Shoes and Outerwear

Port Gamble Weddings

104

South Park Rexall Pharmacy

121

Port of Bremerton

113

Spiritual Enrichment Center

72

Sport Haus

4 83

Port of Kingston

101

St Barnabas Church

73

Westside Pizza, Bainbridge

Port Orchard – Explore

151

St Elizabeth Orthodox Church

73

Westside Pizza, Kingston

101

Port Orchard Bay Street Association

149

St Gabriel Church

72

Westsound Landscaping

13

St Olaf Catholic Church

72

Whiskey Creek Steak House

97

73

Port Townsend Aero Museum

140

Port Townsend Boiler Room

140

Posey’s Critter Care

34

Poulsbo Athletic Club

94

Poulsbo Farmer’s Market

45

Poulsbo Mercantile

95

Poulsbo Village Shopping Center

36

Public Safety Testing

66

Purple Haze Lavender

135

Quilt Shoppe

91

R & T Crystals

138

Raevyn Blue Antiques & Collectibles Rainbow Hotel & Casino

91 140 / 143

Rainier Realty Group Reid Property Management Reid Real Estate

139 64 129

Reologics Sotheby’s International Realty 

76

Reserve at Bucklin Hill

65

Best Western, Bainbridge Bloedel Reserve

104

72

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art

121

110

Port Gamble Guest Houses

Port Orchard United

Bainbridge Island Historical Museum

Veneto Ristorante Italiano

Smoker’s Choice

Port Orchard First Lutheran

Bainbridge Island Farmers’ Market

114

104

68 / 97

32 102 92

Tried & True Tattoo Tucker Distillery

Kidimu Children’s Museum

Vanentinetti Puppet Museum

Port Gamble General Store

Port of Keyport

Tizley’s Europub

Island Sisters

90

Winslow Drug

34 102


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Welcome to Downtown Port Orchard! Arts — Dining — Shopping — Parks & More Stroll our waterfront and covered sidewalks year round. Delight in an eclectic mix of art galleries and entertainment, local cuisine, Port Orchard Public Market, shopping and health and beauty services. Popular destinations include antique malls, museums, waterfront parks and walking trails.

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Art In The Streets—First Saturdays, April to November

Port Orchard Farmers Market—Saturdays, April to October

Ladies Night Out on Bay Street—May and October

Port Orchard 125th Anniversary Party— September 5

Taste of Port Orchard—September 6

HogFest - All Things Pork—September 20

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FATHOMS O' FUN FESTIVAL EVENTS Pirates Rendezvous R Craft & Vendor Show

Columbia Bank Presents

Fathoms O’ Fun Grand Parade & Activities

May 23rd - 24th All Day on the waterfront

Saturday June 27th, All Day

Pirates Activities throughout the day!

Port Orchard Seagull Splat Run

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

Sunday May 24th, 10:00am

WAVE Presents

Annual Grand Fireworks Show July 4th at 10:30pm on Sinclair Inlet

Enjoy the Chamber’s Wings Cook Off and Seagull Calling Contest

Concerts By The Bay

June 4th through August 28th

View from Port Orchard, Bremerton Community Sponsor - Grey Chevrolet

Festival By The Bay At The Cruz Sunday August 9th, 9am-4pm

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

Fathoms Summer Festival By The Sea Craft & Vendor Show June 27th - 28th on the Waterfront Music, Crafts, Food, Children’s Fun

Downtown - Bay Street

The Chocolate Festival

Chocolate Festival Gala, Friday Nov. 13th Chocolatiers & Craft Vendor Show, Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 14th & 15th

Fathoms O’ Fun

Port Orchard Pavilion

Breakfast with Santa November 28th, 8am-Noon

Port Orchard Eagles, 4001 Jackson Ave SE

June 4th — August 28th

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 23rd - 24th; Fathoms Summer Festival & Vendor Show, June 27th - 28th, and the Grand Fireworks show July 4th 12:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.

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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.

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

Celebrate with us on September 5, 2015 Activities Planned throughout the day! Kick off event at City Hall ● Tour City Hall ● Self-guided walking tour of historic downtown Port Orchard ● OVAC Antique Car Show ● Marbles Tournament ● Historic Exhibition featuring Peter Storseth, Port Orchard muralist Check www.portorchard125.com for up-to-the-minute events and information.

Fathoms O’Fun Activities (see opposite page)

First Saturday Art Walks, April—Nov. Saturday Farmers Market, April—Oct. Port Orchard Public Market Open Daily May: Ladies Night Out, Seagull Calling Festival and Wings Cook-off, Harbor Festival July: SK Golf Classic at Trophy Lake, Chris Craft Rendezvous, Historic Home & Garden Tour, Mustangs on the Waterfront

August: The Cruz Classic Car Show, Olalla Blue Grass Festival September: Taste of Port Orchard, Rotary Wine Festival, 1st Annual HogFest, 125th Port Orchard Anniversary October: Ladies Night Out December: Festival of Chimes & Lights, Jingle Bell Run, Log Cabin Santa Pictures

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