Page 1

DISCOVER KITSAP

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

COLOR CODED SUBJECT | 1

THE PENINSULA’S PREMIER TOURISM PUBLICATION

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT • TOURS AND ACTIVITIES • SHOPPING AND MUSEUMS • BEACHES AND PARKS A SPECIAL PUBLICATION OF SOUND PUBLISHING • 2016


2 | COLOR CODED SUBJECT

Stop in and

say hello!

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

Ask about our special CD rates!

We set the standard for excellence in Community Banking. We're committed to knowing you and our communities, so we can provide you with innovative solutions that help meet your financial goals and achieve your dreams. Personal & Business Banking • Personal, Mortgage & Commercial Lending

First Federal Silverdale Branch 3035 Bucklin Hill Rd

Local Bankers • Local Decisions • Local Focus Live Customer Service M-F 7:00am - 7:00pm

Learn More > Open Accounts Online > ourfirstfed.com > 360.308.2340

Member FDIC


Close to Home... Far From Ordinary.

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

COLOR CODED SUBJECT | 3

®

Over 700 Slots | Table Games | Poker Room | Cigar Room Casual & Fine Dining | Center Bar & Lounge Catering & Banquets | Event Center | OPEN 24 HOURS NEW HOTEL OPENING IN FALL 2016 Follow us on:

www.the-point-casino.com 1.866.547.6468

Kingston, WA

The Point Casino & Hotel is proudly owned and operated by The Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe.

Fuel, Grocery & More!

The Gliding Eagle is the Port Gamble S’Klallam convenience store and we got it all. | www.glidingeaglemarketplace.com


4 | COLOR CODED SUBJECT

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

The Peninsula Mortgage Team Has More to Offer. Our professional mortgage lenders feature over 40 years of local experience and fast, neighborly service. • Fixed and Adjustable Rate Mortgage Loans

• • • • • • • •

USDA Loans FHA Loans VA Loans Lender Paid Mortgage Insurance Option No Closing Cost Fixed Rate Loan Land Loans / Balloon or Fixed Rate Option Construction Loans Down Payment Assistance Programs Available

We serve everyone on the Olympic Peninsula, including Jefferson, Clallam, Kitsap, Mason and Grays Harbor Counties. Your savings federally insured to at least $250,000 and backed by the full faith and credit of the United States Government

NCUA

National Credit Union Administration, a U.S. Government Agency

800-426-1601 • www.pcfcu.org SHELTON, BELFAIR, PORT ORCHARD, POULSBO, PORT TOWNSEND


DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

COLOR CODED SUBJECT | 5

“Quality denture & dental care for your entire family!” You'll love what we can do for your smile! • Denturist & Dentist on Staff • Crowns & Bridges • Cosmetic & General Dentistry • Denture Repair • Relines (Same Day) • Extractions • Emergency Care • Dentures / Partials • Crown & Denture Implants

The doctor is in. Most Insurances Accepted

FREE*

New patient consultation and oral exam

19410 8th Ave. N.E., Suite 102, Poulsbo 360-779-1566 • 800-990-9116

*X-Rays excluded. Must present this ad to receive.

The doctor is in.

email: AndersonDenture@hotmail.com • www.andersondenturedental.com

Great Things are Happening!

Life Care Center of Port Orchard Rehabilitation Center Specializing in Inpatient/Outpatient Rehabilitation • Private Short-Term Rehabilitation Rooms Expert specialist Michael Butler, M.D., geriatric physician, adds an extra level of expertise • Rehabilitation Therapy offered 7 Days a Week to our skilled interdisciplinary team. We are• In-house Physician Employed by Facility • Exceptional State Survey Outcomes committed to patient care and are excited to offer this opportunity for accessible physician services to our residents.

360.876.8035 • LCCA.COM

2031 Pottery Ave. Expert specialist Michael Butler, M.D., geriatric Port Orchard, WA 98366

physician, adds an extra level of expertise Joint Commission accredited

738

to our skilled interdisciplinary team. We are committed to patient care and are excited to


6 | COLOR CODED SUBJECT

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

Discover one of Kitsap County’s True Gems

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

Voted #1 Best Jeweler since 2009

Celebrating

28 YEARS


DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

COLOR CODEC D OSNU TB EJ N EC TT S | 7

WHAT’S INSIDE 11 WELCOME TO KITSAP 14 KITSAP COUNTY MAP 16 THE GREAT OUTDOORS 26 EXPLORE KITSAP 30 KITSAP IS THE PLACE FOR KIDS 37 SHOPPING 39 SOUND AND STAGE 42 TASTE OF KITSAP

50 WHERE TO MEET, WHERE TO STAY 54 SPORTING IN KITSAP 57 CAR SHOWS 59 CALENDAR OF EVENTS 66 MARINAS 69 HEALTHCARE 74 MILITARY

76 HOMES. ART. DINING. 79 CANNABIS 82 COMMUNITIES 122 CLIMATE 123 PARKS 127 BEYOND KITSAP 145 BUSINESS INDEX


8 | COL NO TR E NCTOS D E D S U B J E C T

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

COMMUNITIES 83 BAINBRIDGE ISLAND

A place of natural beauty

91 POULSBO

Public art tells Poulsbo’s story

98 BROWNSVILLE

Worth the visit

99 KEYPORT

A tiny village with great places

100 KINGSTON

More than just a ferry port

104 LITTLE BOSTON

A showcase of Coast Salish culture

105 PORT GAMBLE

19th century town with 21st century buzz

108 SUQUAMISH

Diverse entertainment, cultural experiences

109 SILVERDALE

Nature walks and new experiences

113 BREMERTON

Explore the marine city

117 PORT ORCHARD

Charming at 125 years


DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

COLOR CODEC D OSNU TB EJ N EC TT S | 9

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

Kitsap Public Facilities District Proud Sponsor of the 2012 Babe Ruth World Series


10 | W CO ELC OO R MCEO D E D S U B J E C T

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

DISCOVER KITSAP the Natural Side of Puget Sound

it's always playtime

REGIONAL PUBLISHER Terry Ward GENERAL MANAGER Donna Etchey EDITOR Leslie Kelly WRITERS Terryl Asla, Michelle Beahm, Sophie Bonomi, Brian Kelly, Leslie Kelly, Luciano Marano, Sara Miller, Jessica Shelton, Robert Smith, Chris Tucker, Richard Walker COVER PHOTO BY Leslie Kelly DESIGN & LAYOUT Bryon Kempf AD DESIGN & PRODUCTION Bryon Kempf, Mark Gillespie, Kelsey Thomas, John Rodriguez, Vanessa Calverley, Johanna Buxton BAINBRIDGE REVIEW 206-842-6613 Sales: Marleen Martinez BREMERTON PATRIOT 360-308-9161 Sales: Jessica Martindale

Kitsap Peninsula

CENTRAL KITSAP REPORTER 360-308-9161 Sales: Jessica Martindale NORTH KITSAP HERALD 360-779-4464 Sales: Bill McDonald, Sharon Allen KINGSTON COMMUNITY NEWS 360-779-4464 Sales: Bill McDonald, Sharon Allen KITSAP MILITARY TIMES 360-308-9161 Sales: Bill McDonald, Sharon Allen

Best Western Plus Silverdale Beach Hotel

Oxford Suites

for lodging, dining and events

PORT ORCHARD INDEPENDENT 360-876-4414 Sales: Ariel Naumann KITSAP CLASSIFIEDS 800-388-2527 Director: Marcy Balajadia-Aguigui Sales: Jennie Morello, Cassie O’Hara, Priscilla Wakefield NATIONAL SALES 888-443-5815 Director: Stephen Barrett, Sales: Theresa Eskridge, Oliver Lamp, Carol Bower


DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

C O L O R C O D E D WSEULBCJ O EM CT E | 11

Let’s discover! Welcome to Kitsap County

Great communities, great recreation, great people! Kitsap County — it’s a place where you can relax on the beach for a day, attend a great orchestra performance and shop a variety of galleries, antique stores and even flea markets.

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.

There’s the opportunity to go boating, fishing, or camping. Plenty of entertainment, too, is available for families with children. Filled with history, there’s a museum of just about every kind somewhere in the county.

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

In other words, Kitsap County has a bit of everything. 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,

With more than 250 miles of accessible shoreline, virtually every community in the county has waterfront views, including the popular destinations of Kingston, Bainbridge Island, Poulsbo, Silverdale, Bremerton and Port Orchard. 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. 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. Stop off at 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 they know 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 254,183 people, 97,993 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 out of King and Jefferson Counties on Jan. 16, 1857. Its early history includes:

ON THE COVER… Four-year-old Jade Morello, of Bremerton, collects clam shells on a large beach rock at the Silverdale waterfront. Photo by Leslie Kelly


12 | W CO ELC OO R MCEO D E D S U B J E C T

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

Peninsula” built a mill at what is now Kingston. 1854 - Port Gamble and its mill began. 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. 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. Bremerton is home to both the USS Stennis and the USS Nimitz. 5000 BC - The Suquamish begin to settle on the Kitsap Peninsula. 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.

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.

1852 - First non-native inhabitants on the “Great

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 around here 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. 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 America, 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

Building Relationships That Strengthen Our Community TM

Welcome Aboard! Ride a historic mosquito fleet ferry on the waterway between Bremerton and Port Orchard! Hop a bus to visitor destinations in Kingston, Port Orchard, Poulsbo, Bremerton, Silverdale, Southworth and Bainbridge Island.

(360) 779-4567

libertybaybank.com

Kitsap Transit also offers rideshare options to benefit Kitsap commuters and ACCESS services for the elderly and disabled.

Visit kitsaptransit.com

Call 1.800.501.7433


DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

C O L O R C O D E D WSEULBCJ O EM CT E | 13


OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK

To Port Angeles and Blackball Ferry to Vancouver BC

101

101

307

Brownsville

Bainbridge Island

305

Puget Sound

Indianola

Kingston 104

Suquamish

Poulsbo

Keyport

Silverdale

3

Bangor

3

Whidbey Island

Hansville

Port Gamble

Coupeville

Hood Canal Bridge

104

To Port Townsend - ferry to Coupeville to and Whidbey Island, to Sequim, Port Angeles Port and ferry to Victoria BC Ludlow

Sequim

Port Townsend

North to San Juan Island & Canada

Edmonds

Map of the Kitsap Peninsula Region

Bellevue

14 | K CO I TL SOARP CCOODUENDT SY U M B JA EPC T DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016


rt

po

Ho

to Shelton

Union

od s

od 106

3

North Hood C a n a l A re a

Grapeview

Allyn

Belfair

K

Ca n

al

3

Kitsap Peninsula

la

Ho

Seabeck

insu ey P en

Bremerton National Airport

Gorst

166

Manchester

16

Vashon Island

Blake Island

TACOMA Tacoma 16 Narrows Bridge

Olalla

Southworth

Port Orchard

Gig Harbor

Bremerton

303

SeattleTacoma International Airport

Fauntleroy-Vashon Southworth Ferry

West Seattle

SEATTLE

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016 C OKL IOTRS ACPO D CE O DU NS T UY B JM EC AT P | 15


16 | T CH OE L OGRR C EA O TD EODU T SU DB O JOE RC ST

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

The Great Outdoors Is boating your thing? What about fishing, camping or just playing ball at a nice public park? Whatever your interests, Kitsap County has a great variety of places for you. BY LESLIE KELLY


DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

CTOHLEO G R RCEOA DT E O D USTUDBOJ E O CR T S | 17

CAMPING Living life outdoors and away from everything

For those who camp, a highlight is the 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. DEWATTO CAMPGROUND 1001 Dewatto-Holly Road, Tuhuya The Port of Dewatto maintains a natu-

ral 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 3/4mile 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. ILLAHEE STATE PARK 3540 Bahia Vista, Bremerton Illahee State Park is a 75-acre marine camping park with 1,785 feet of saltwater frontage on Port Orchard Bay. The park has plenty of parking space, lots of fresh air, facilities for a number of outdoor activities and access to a variety of water sports. 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. POULSBO’S SALSBURY POINT COUNTY PARK 3600 Beach Drive 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. ADAcompliant 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. 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.


18 | T CH OE L OGRR C EA O TD EODU T SU DB O JOE RC ST

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

HIKING & WALKING Take a hike! There’s plenty of places to do just that.

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. 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. ANNA SMITH PARK: 7601 Tracyton Blvd., 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. AMERICAN LEGION PARK IN POULSBO:

A small park on Liberty Bay that offers wildlife and bird watching, along with waterfront walks.

and go south on Banner Road to the intersection of Banner and Overra Road.

SOUTH KITSAP REGIONAL PARK, PORT ORCHARD: Forest trails, children’s playground, ballfields, batting cages, horseshoe courts, paintball, miniature railroad, basketball, volleyball, picnic shelter.

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.

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.

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.

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

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. 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

BOAT TOURS Puget Sound Express is a boat tour company that for 30 years, has set the standard for exciting whale watching tours and wildlife tours around the Olympic Peninsula and the San Juan Islands. Puget Sound Express offers a variety of

adventure cruises to choose from – all easily accessible from Seattle, Puget Sound and the Olympic Peninsula. Departures are from Port Townsend. For more, go to www.pugetsoundexpress.com.

Kitsap Harbor Tours take visitors on charter tours around the Kitsap Peninsula and operates the foot ferries between Bremerton and Port Orchard. For more, go to www.kitsapharbortours.com.

other opportunities. HANSVILLE GREENWAY: The 265 acres of walking, equestrian and biking trails that make up Hansville Greenway is located on county property and trail easements. The trails, built and maintained by the Hansville Greenway Association volunteers, have a primary goal of protecting wildlife habitat and providing passive recreation. The trails take users past Buck Lake, Upper and Lower Hawk’s Pond and to the Hood Canal. ILLAHEE PRESERVE: Walking trails inside 380 acres make this Bremerton recreation opportunity a must. The preserve features nine looping trails, which runs along wetland, and near the Rolling Hills Golf Course. NEWBERRY HILL HERITAGE PARK: The approximately 1,200 acres of public land was

created in 2009. Kiosks, maps and trail markers help guide those new to the area. Work continues on the park, with new developments annually. The trail network passes Klahowya Secondary School and passes multiple open water wetlands, streams and ponds. Two main gates provide access, the Holly Gate located off the Seaback Highway and the Blue Gate, off Newberry Hill Road. NORTH KITSAP HERITAGE PARK: More than four miles of trail that passes through 443 acres of land. A total of seven trails offer access to forest that backs up to the White Horse Golf Club, Indianola and Kingston. Trails are marked with colors matching a map available on the county website. Trail heads can be found on Miller Bay Road, Norman Road and Indianola Road.


DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

CTOHLEO G R RCEOA DT E O D USTUDBOJ E O CR T S | 19

KAYAKING Get out and get on the water!

Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced kayaker, there’s a place for you to enjoy in Kitsap County. With more than 250 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 seal lions, 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. 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. Hood Canal makes for the perfect multi-day paddling trip with six state parks and numerous private campgrounds providing for overnight destinations. To paddle its full 65 miles would take about five 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 in 2015 nearby at the Port of Tracyton. Stop and have lunch at the nearby tavern, or picnic on the beach. An area to lock up your kayak is available so you can take time to enjoy the little town of Tracyton.

RENT OR BUY KAYAKS: OLYMPIC OUTDOOR CENTER, locations in 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.

BE AN OUTSIDER

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.


20 | T CH OE L OGRR C EA O TD EODU T SU DB O JOE RC ST

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.

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

CYCLING These trails will challenge riders with its technical sections. The main trail is “Wildcat” with 4.5 miles to Green Mountain Vista. A shorter, less known access trail is Gold Creek. It’s a 2.5 mile route to the Vista. PORT GAMBLE TRAILS is a single track with something 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. 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. POULSBO/PORT GAMBLE LOOP RIDE: 36 miles, some hills, mostly rolling. One of the loop options of the Cascade Bicycle Club.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. The Glenn Jarstad Aquatic Center is located at 2270 Schley Blvd., Bremerton. 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.

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, including swim lessons for youth and adults, youth swim team, adult swim team, lap swimming, leisure swimming and a variety of innovative aquatic fitness classes that cater to all ability levels. The Ray Williamson Pool is a six lane 25-yard pool was built in 1970 . The Don Nakata Memorial Pool was built in 2001 that includes a 180 foot water slide, lazy river, and a sloped beach entry.

SKATE PARKS

Put on your skates and 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 Wagga Way includes a pyramid, quarter pipe and 7-foot bowl. Near to the Clear Creek Trail, this park offers lots of opportuni-

ties 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 Kinston Road. And there’s a great indoor skating rink in BREMERTON SKATELAND at 1740 NE Fuson Road, Bremerton; Phone: 360479-7655.


DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

CTOHLEO G R RCESOAODTUE O TD H USTU KDB I OT JE O SC A RT P S | 21

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.

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- they’re delicious!

Cutthroat travel along beaches in water ranging from six inches to over 12 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. More than 7 million pink salmon return to Puget Sound each year – that’s 7 million more chances at hooking a salmon that a non-pink year. Key times to fish 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 casted out

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. 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).

Premium Fly Fishing Gear Classes • Guided Trips

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

www.PeninsulaOutfitters.com Poulsbo Village - Easy Access on Hwy 305

(360) 394-1599


22 | T CH OE L OGRR C EA O TD EODU T SU DB O JOE RC ST

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

SCUBA DIVING Discover what Kitsap has underwater.

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. It’s not Florida, but Washington does scuba drive. But it’s cold water recreation. Most people don’t think about the Pacific Northwest when planning a scuba diving trip, said Jim Gunderson, a local diver. They typically think Hawaii, or the Caribbean, or Belize. However, there are hidden treasures right here. 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 larg-

est 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.

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, offleash 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.

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.


DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

CTOHLEO G R RCEOA DT E O D USTUDBOJ E O CR T S | 23

PORT TOWNSEND / SAN JUAN ISLANDS

Guaranteed Whale Sightings

Top send Port Town on Attraction r.com TripAdviso

Breathtaking Tours & Adventures! See whales in the wild and tour the San Juan Islands on our family-run boats. Four hour and daylong cruises with inside seats for everyone. We guarantee you’ll see whales or your next trip is free!

TOURS Four Hour Whale Watching Tours San Juan Island Whale Watching Tours Gray Whale Tours Bird Migration Cruises Custom / Specialty Cruises

Reserve online

PugetSoundExpress.com | 360-385-5288

Point Hudson Marina, 227 Jackson Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368


Photo: Erinn J Hale

24 | T CH OE L OGRR C EA O TD EODU T SU DB O JOE RC ST

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

Water Trails Map To Port Townsend

Port Ludlow

To Port Townsend Keystone-Coupeville Ferry

Skunk B ay

A7

P o i nt N o P o i nt

Hansville C3

C4

Hood Canal

MAP AREA IDENTIFIER Letter = Segment

A4

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

104 Hood Canal Bridge

A1

C7

Port Gamble Bay

B5

A0

Port Gamble Hood Canal

note: RR = restroom, pkg=parking

371 Miles of Year-Round Recreation

A3 Han svil le Rd

Olympic National Park

Eglon C8 C10

Kingston

104

Number Identifier :Number = miles from beginning of segment ie., C3 - Norwegian Park | Section C Hood (Foulweather Bluff) 3 miles from C a n a l Foulweather Bluff (start of segment)

3

Tr e e Co v e

307

D2

L16

Dabob B ay

Indianola Mi

D7

lle

Lib er

E4-a, E4-b E3-b E3-a E1-b E1-a E8 E1-c

ay

Suquamish

D8 D9

ty

Ba

3

Agate Pass Bridge

Keyport

305

Hood Canal

Brownsville

Silverdale

K19

Seabeck

Kitsap Peninsula

G6 Dyes Inlet

Chico G10

Port Orchard

3

Bainbridge Island

F1

G7

L0

303 G4 Tracyton

(see reverse side)

Illahee F3, 3-a Ri c

G2

hP

Belfair t

G1

J6

3

166

3 Photos: Tom Woltjer

Manchester I2, I2-a

H8

Retsil

H7-a H7-b

Allyn

I1

le In ir la

Si

nc

H0

age

Bremerton

J0, J0-a

ass

North Mason

Union

Puget Sound

Port Madison

y

305

D6

rB

E4-d E4-c Poulsbo

Bangor

106

C13 C14 C14-a Apple

Blake Island

Port Orchard 16

Yuk

on

Ha

Harper I3

160

Southworth

rbo

r

I4


DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016 Kitsap Peninsula Launches & Amenities A0

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

H8

Retsil Boat Launch

Boat Launch, Parking

I1

Manchester State Park

Kayak Launch, Parking, Camping

I2

Port of Manchester*

I2-a

Pomeroy Park

I3

Yukon Harbor | Harper Boat Kayak Launch, Parking

I4

Blake Island State Park

Camping

J0

Belfair State Park

Boat Launch, Pkg, Store, Camp

J0-a

Parking Kayak Launch, Parking

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

E4-b

CTOHLEO G R RCEOA DT E O D USTUDBOJ E O CR T S | 25

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

VisitKitsap.com For water trail and boating events services, rentals, equipment, gear, amenities, lodging, dining and things to do, visito our website 24/7. Map produced by Visit Kitsap Peninsula/KC/KP Water Trails Alliance ©2013


26 | E CX O PL LOOR R C EODED SUBJECT

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

TRACE KITSAP COUNTY’S HISTORY: Visit a museum

BY MICHELLE BEAHM Kitsap County, originally known as Slaughter County, has a rich and varied history stretching back to before its founding in 1857.

NEW PREMIER EXHIBIT

Ancient Shores Changing Tides

www.SuquamishMuseum.org

Open Daily 10am-5pm On the Port Madison Indian Reservation Suquamish, WA

Before it was founded by Governor Isaac Stevens, the area was split between King County to the east and Jefferson County to the west. Now, Kitsap County comprises the cities of Bainbridge Island, Poulsbo, Bremerton and Port Orchard, as well as many other unincorporated communities and census-designated places such as Suquamish, Port Gamble, Keyport, Brownsville, and Kingston. The county has a rich nautical heritage, including commercial fishing, oyster-farming and crabbing, and, of course, the U.S. Navy. Ties to the navy go back to before World War I and today the Bremerton Navy Yards and Bangor submarine base are major West Coast naval centers. Anyone who wants to learn more should visit a Kitsap County museum — or several museums — as there are over a dozen. Bainbridge Island is home to the BAINBRIDGE ISLAND HISTORICAL MUSEUM, the BAINBRIDGE ISLAND ART MUSEUM and the KIDS DISCOVERY MUSEUM.

The historical museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily at 215 Ericksen Ave. NE and is a delightful local museum located in a 1908 Bainbridge Island schoolhouse. Learn about the Japanese American internment camp or the Port Blakely lumber mill, the Native American families that used the island as their seasonal hunting and fishing grounds, among other aspects of the island’s history. Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for seniors and students, $10 for families and free for museum members and children under 10. Admission is free for everyone on the first Thursday of each month. Learn more at www.bainbridgehistory.org or by calling 206-842-2773. The art museum is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily except Thanksgiving and Christmas at 550 Winslow Way E. and 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. Exhibited artists range from emerging and lesser known to recognized masters, with the exhibitions rotating on a regular basis. Admission is free. Learn more at www. biartmuseum.org or by calling 206842-4451. The Kids Discovery Museum, also known as KiDiMu, is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays at 301 Ravine Lane NE. Featuring many events and activities geared toward children, the museum also includes a variety of hands-on installations encouraging sensory exploration and interactive play for the whole family. There’s an art studio, a science and literacy hall and even a pirate tree house. Admission is free for museum members, children under 12 months old and gold star families; $7 for adults and children; and $6 for military and seniors over 65. Learn more at www. kidimu.org or by calling 206-855-4650. Also in North Kitsap is the PORT GAMBLE HISTORICAL MUSEUM, attached to the General Store and Cafe at 32400 N Rainier Ave. in Port Gamble. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily from May through September, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday from October through April, the Port Gamble Historical Museum focuses on the history of the mill site. The building was built in 1916 as one of the offices for the nearby mill, and opened as a museum in 1976. Admission is $4 for adults; $3 for students, seniors and military; and free for kids age 6 and under. Learn more at www. portgamble.com/#!historic-museum/ cyve or by calling 360-297-8078.


DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

C O L O R C O D E D ES XU PBLJ O EC RT E | 27

EXPERIENCE SIDNEY SIDNEY ART GALLERY & MUSEUM Tues-Sat 10am-4pm, Sun 1-4pm

202 Sidney Ave, Port Orchard Visit Port Orchard’s Original Masonic Hall National Historic Site - Est. 1908

South of that is the SUQUAMISH MUSEUM, open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at 6861 NE South St. The Suquamish Museum tells the story of the Suquamish People in a traditional way, with seven symbolic design elements illustrating an integrated cultural view of the tribe over time, as well as rotating featured exhibits and regular events. Learn more at www. suquamishmuseum.org or by calling 360-394-8499. In Poulsbo, there are a few museums run by the Poulsbo Historical Society, including the POULSBO HISTORICAL MUSEUM HERITAGE HALL, which is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday at 200 Moe St. NE No. 2. This museum captures the cultural heritage and the daily lives of early Poulsbo’s families. Changing exhibits provide visitors a reason to return again and again to glimpse the many facets of life in the evolution of Poulsbo from its early beginnings to the lively community it now is. Heritage Hall features an extensive research library and the central office of the Poulsbo Historical Society. Admission is free. The POULSBO MARITIME MUSEUM is another historical society museum, and is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily at 19010 Front Street NE. It showcases the rich maritime history of Poulsbo and North Kitsap. Through imaginative exhibits and interactive displays, the

new museum invites guests to explore the amazingly diverse history, from families traveling dock to dock to get to their farm products to market in Seattle, to home-porting of Alaska codfish fleets, to the tour ships and paddle boards of today. Admission is free. The third historical society museum in Poulsbo is the MARTINSON CABIN, open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays at 317 NW Lindvig Way. Built in the late 1800s by the Martinson family, this cabin was moved to its present location in 2006 to preserve this important historical landmark and to give residents and visitors the opportunity to experience the lifestyle of early Poulsbo pioneers. Tools, transportation, laundry – nearly every aspect of daily living is displayed to awaken the guest’s imagination to the life of early Poulsbo pioneers.

MONTHLY THEMED EXHIBITS!

Our gallery features an eclectic variety of works from local Northwest artists, renowned and emerging. Meander upstairs to the museum and explore old-time Port Orchard through our displays and historic photographs. Be sure to browse through the gallery for that perfect gift on your way out!

LOG CABIN MUSEUM (May-Sept) Sat 11am-4pm, Sun 1-4pm

416 Sidney Ave, Port Orchard Step Back In Time over the last century and observe life through the eyes of the Orchard family. Peruse historic artifacts of home living in the South Kitsap area, and imagine what life was like back then!

FREE ADMISSION (DONATIONS WELCOME)

To learn more about the Poulsbo Historical Society museums, visit www. poulsbohistory.com or call 360-440-7354. There’s also the POULSBO MARINE SCIENCE CENTER, open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday from 18743 Front St. NE. The Poulsbo Marine Science Center is a hands-on facility. The tide pool touch tank allows you to interact with most of the animals you will find on your next Puget Sound beach walk. You can get up close and

202 Sidney Avenue • Port Orchard

(360) 876-3693

www.sidneymuseumandarts.com


28 | E CX O PL LOOR R C EODED SUBJECT

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016 personal with several species of sea star, anemone, urchin, crab, shrimp, even a sea cucumber and other surprises. Admission is free. Learn more at www.poulsbomsc.org or by calling 360-598-4460. Central Kitsap has a plethora of museums, several of which preserve the area’s rich naval history.

KITSAP COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM

The NAVAL UNDERSEA MUSEUM in Keyport is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every day, except Tuesdays, from October to April. Admission is free. The museum is located at 1 Garnett Way. The exhibits take the viewer through the evolution of undersea operations and warfare from the American Revolution through the present day. Exhibits include a fascinating array of actual subs, including a World War II Japanese one-man kamikaze sub and the deep sea research vessel Trieste II that examined the remains of USS Scorpion in 1969. Learn about the Navy’s undersea operations, technology, combat, research and salvage, and see how exceptional people and cutting-edge technology create an incredibly capable undersea force. Learn more at www. navalunderseamuseum.org or by calling 360-396-4148. The PUGET SOUND NAVY MUSEUM is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, except Tuesdays from October through April, at 251 First St. in Bremerton. This museum collects, preserves and interprets the naval heritage of the Pacific Northwest for the benefit of the U.S. Navy and general public. There are permanent exhibits on the USS John C. Stennis, about the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and about special operation submarines. Admission is free. Learn more at www. pugetsoundnavymuseum.org or by calling 360-479-7447.

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

Also a naval museum is the USS TURNER JOY MUSEUM, open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily from March through October, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. from November through February, at 300 Washington Beach Ave. in Bremerton. The last week in October is reserved for the Haunted Ship, with no daytime hours. The USS Turner is 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 U.S. Navy, but also recognizes the accomplishments of those who help build and maintain the Navy’s ships as well. Admission is

$14 for adults, $12 for seniors, $10 for youth, $8 for children age 5-12 and free for children age 4 and younger. Admission is free for active duty military in uniform with ID and for tin can sailers with a membership card, and half priced for active military and dependents with military ID. Learn more at www.ussturnerjoy.org or by calling 360-792-2457. The KITSAP COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM is also located in Bremerton. This museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and from noon to 4 p.m. Sundays, at 280 Fourth St. This museum, run by the Kitsap County Historical Society, collects, preserves and exhibits the diverse culture, heritage and history of the county, with permanent exhibits including a timeline of the county’s residents; authentic local shop fronts from the early 1900s; and a kid-friendly, hands-on gallery. Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for youth ages 6-17, seniors and students and military with ID. Kids 5 and under get in for free. Learn more at www.kitsaphistory.org or by calling 360-479-6226. Port Orchard, the county seat, is home to the SIDNEY MUSEUM, which is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 1-4 p.m. Sundays and closed Mondays at 202 Sidney Ave. This museum hosts exhibits about early life in South Kitsap County and the people who lived in the area. Exhibits rotate regularly. Admission is free. To learn more, visit www. sidneymuseumandarts.com/musuemhome or call 360-876-3693. Finally, the LOG CABIN MUSEUM is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and 1-4 p.m. Sundays from May through September, at 416 Sidney Ave., Port Orchard. The museum features changing exhibits of home life in South Kitsap during the past 100 years, as well as items typically used, and tells the ongoing story of the Orchards. Admission is free. To learn more. visit. www.sidneymuseumandarts.com/logcabin-home or call 360-876-3693. And don’t forget to visit the BUG & REPTILE MUSEUM. In the museum’s 15-plus exhibits, you’ll meet several tarantulas, scorpions, and a 9-foot python. You can hang out with the ants or distract yourself with the museum’s scavenger hunt, which is packed with neat facts about its inhabitants. On your way out, visit the gift shop, which is stocked with hermit crabs, tadpole growing kits, and six styles of ant farms. Located at 1118 Charleston Beach Road West, Bremerton.


DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

C O L O R C O ED M ED P L SOUYBMJ E N CT | 29

610 Dowell St., Keyport, WA 98345 Call the jobline for current openings: 360-396-5533 or visit www.navylifepnw.com

T

ime to take your next big step in life. After graduation, it’s time to find that long awaited job you’ve been working so hard towards. Look for the job you want in our classifieds.

soundclassifieds.com

START A CAREER WITH PURPOSE & HONOR.

Port Madison Enterprises operates a flourishing family of businesses in Kitsap County including Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort, 3 retail/gas stations and Kiana Lodge. PME offers competitive wages, exceptional benefits and a wide range of employment opportunities.

GET STARTED! CALL TODAY!

866.HIRE-911

Visit ClearwaterCasino.com to view openings/submit an application.

Our job line lists all current openings: 360.598.1360 Casino employees require a state and/or Tribal Gaming license. PME expressly promotes tribal preference. DFWP. For info call 360.598.8717

PublicSafetyTesting.com


30 | K CO I DL SO R C O D E D S U B J E C T

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

For the kids BY JESSICA SHELTON

ANIMAL KINGDOM Mother Nature is alive and well on the Kitsap Peninsula, a haven for more than 200 species of birds and all sorts of other creatures – creepy, crawly, furry, fuzzy, scaly, slippery and wet. It’s important to know your neighbors, so why not start with the area’s natural inhabitants? The BUG & REPTILE MUSEUM is for the brave-ofheart: In the museum’s 15-plus exhibits, you’ll meet several tarantulas, scorpions, and a 9-foot python. A little afraid? You can hang out with the ants or distract yourself with the museum’s scavenger hunt, which is packed with neat facts about its inhabitants. On your way out, visit the gift shop, which is stocked with hermit crabs, tadpole growing kits, and six styles of ant farms. Located at 1118 Charleston Beach Road West, Bremerton. At the POULSBO MARINE SCIENCE CENTER, they don’t believe in “do not touch.” A tide pool touch tank, theater and multiple aquariums allow visitors to experience more than 100 species of marine plants and animals natural to the Puget Sound – sea stars, anemones, urchins, crabs, even sea cucumbers. Classes for young

ones like “Magnificent Mollusks” and “Terrific Tools” ensure they leave with plenty of knowledge about the waterways that surround us. It’s located at 18743 Front St. NE, Poulsbo, 360598-4460. Did you know a llama is a camel without the hump? Or that their ears are shaped like bananas? Since seeing is believing, you’d better stop by the SAWDUST HILL ALPACA FARM and verify these claims for yourself. Farm tours run Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. and are available by reservation only. Location: 25448 Port Gamble Road NE, Poulsbo, 360-265-2122. A few other ideas to keep the kids busy: DANCING BRUSH is a ceramics studio in downtown Poulsbo, where kids can create their own piece of art. Whether it by their handprint, or a vase for mom, it’s happening. Art teachers are on hand to explain the steps and help out. Go by 18846 Front St., or call 360-598-3800 to find out more.

And while you’re in Poulsbo, check out KITSAP MOSAICS. Here’s fun for the whole family. Pick a surface, choose colorful glass pieces and get busy. Average projects are from $15 to $30. It’s located at 18827 Front St, Poulsbo, or call 360930-0741. Finally, if stained glass is more your style, check out LISA STIRRETT GLASS HOUSE in Silverdale. Crafty parents and kids can make items - everything from a glass starfish, to coasters, tea lights and more. Classes are about two to three hours long. Stop by any Thursday Art Walk, and get in on a kid-friendly glass project. See more at 9536 NW Silverdale Way, or call 360-613-5472.


DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

C O L O R C O DE D S U BK J EI C DT S | 31

Performance groups and venues provide kid-friendly programming that stirs up an early appreciation for the arts. In these settings, a trip to the theater isn’t stuffy or stressful, just stimulating.

permitting, at 3101 SE Marbeth Lane, Port Orchard.

COOL CULTURE

Pop into The EVERGREEN CHILDREN’S THEATRE and AURORA VALENTINETTI PUPPET MUSEUM to peruse a collection of more than a thousand puppets and props, including goofy hats and singing rabbits. Kids can produce their own show in the children’s play area or attend one of the monthly make-

your-own puppet workshops. Every quarter, the museum hosts performances from celebrated puppet artists. We’re still crossing our fingers and hoping for Miss Piggy. See it at 257 Fourth St., Bremerton, or call 360-373-2992. Full steam ahead! Fans of Thomas the Tank Engine will love the KITSAP LIVE STEAMERS TRAIN PARK, where every second and fourth Saturday from April to October, they can hop aboard the real thing. Free rides begin at 10 a.m. and last until 4 p.m., weather

Set in a 460-acre rhododendron preserve, the KITSAP FOREST THEATER seems like it was stolen out of a fairytale. Twice a year, catch performances from the Mountaineers Players at the outdoor venue or, over the summer, send your kids to the drama day camp. The 2016 performances are “The Music Man” (May/June) and “The Little Mermaid” (July/August). Find it at 3000 Seabeck Highway, Bremerton, 206-542-7815.

WET N’ WILD Sure, the Pacific Northwest is known for its rain, rain, rain, but that doesn’t mean you have to let it drown out your parade! Here are some of Kitsap favorite places to tote your tykes – whether splishing and splashing at the pool or gliding across a frozen rink. The Bainbridge Island Aquatic Center is the cream of the crop when it comes to area pools. First of all, it has two. The six lane 25-yard RAY WILLIAMSON POOL is best for swimming laps; meanwhile, kids will have a ball at the DON NAKATA MEMORIAL POOL next-door as they zoom down the 180-foot water slide, drift on the lazy river, and cannonball from the

1- and 3-meter diving boards. Don’t miss the monthly Float & Float Movie Nights. Pool staff serves root beer floats while families relax and watch “Finding Nemo.” 8521 Madison Ave. North, Bainbridge Island, 202-842-2302.

paddleboard. Rent equipment across the county through OLYMPIC OUTDOOR CENTER. You’re guaranteed to have the best view in town. Over the summer, youth ages 7 and up can hone

their seafaring skills at the center’s outdoor adventure camps, which teach basic safety and techniques for kayaking, paddling, mountain biking and backpacking.

Looking for something a bit closer? Indoor pools abound: BREMERTON FAMILY YMCA: 2261 Homer Jones Drive, Bremerton, 360-377-3741. HASELWOOD FAMILY YMCA: 3909 NW Randall Way, Silverdale, 360-698-9622. KITSAP TENNIS & ATHLETIC CENTER: 1909 NE John Carlson Road, Bremerton, 360-692-8075. NORTH KITSAP COMMUNITY POOL: 1881 NE Hostmark, Poulsbo, 360-396-3285. SOUTH KITSAP COMMUNITY POOL: 425 Mitchell Ave, Port Orchard, 360-874-5741. Hey there, skater girl. The 2018 Winter Olympics are just around the corner. Better get training! Sign up for lessons at the BREMERTON ICE CENTER, where tots who’ve just learned to walk can hit a puck and join a youth hockey team. Check out the public skate sessions, held daily, located at 1950 Homer Jones Drive, Bremerton, 360-479-7465. There’s no better way to explore the Sound than from a standup

Swings Slides Accessories Zip Lines Hardware & Much More! Visit our Retail Store or Shop Online

4173 Wheaton Way • Bremerton, WA 98310 360-377-7529 • SwingSetMall.com


32 | K CO I DL SO R C O D E D S U B J E C T

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

RAINY-DAY RECESS

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.

Irene’s School of Dance

Indoor play spaces invite rug rats to bounce, move, shake, stretch, and, activate their minds while they’re at it. Bouncy castles, inflatable slides, sports zones, kitchen playrooms: PLAY KITSAP’S 8,000-squarefoot facility is a preschooler’s dream. Weekly Kindermusic and Bricks 4 Kidz classes put their brains to work, while Toddler Tuesday Storytime ignites their imagination. Find them at 5934 St. Hwy 303 NE, Bremerton, 360-479-7529. Your little ones will put their thinking caps on when they step into the interactive installations at the KIDS DISCOVERY MUSEUM. From

Ballet • Pointe Jazz • Hip Hop Tap • Baton Modern • Toddler

Toys Hobbies Kites Art

3390 NW Bucklin Hill, Silverdale

360-692-4395

Home of the “Dance Arts Theatre”

a pretend town to a pirate tree house, they’ll discover all sorts of make-believe while practicing basic math, literacy and fine motor skills. Weekly events – Messy Monday, Tuesday Tunes and 123 Wednesday, for example - are designed to encourage and develop sensory exploration. Location: 301 Ravine Lane, Bainbridge Island, 206-855-4650. The IMAGINATION STATION ENRICHMENT CENTER boasts a 4,000 square-foot facility ripe for pretend play. Check it out at 1033 Bethel Ave., Port Orchard, 360-876-0123.

Supplies Windsocks Puppets Games

Books Puzzles and more...

19425 7th Ave. NE #101 • Poulsbo, WA 98370 • (360) 779-8797

MAY 2016

Open 7 days a week • Located in Poulsbo Village

PEACE LUTHERAN SCHOOL

Prepares and Encourages Adaptable Christians Everyday    

Distinguished Education Safe Nurturing Environment Rigorous Learning for Academic Results Life-Long Long Learners Equipped to Make a Difference

Preschool-Grade Grade 8 * Childcare (6am (6am-6pm) 6pm) Schedule a tour anytime

CLOTH DIAPERING + BABY WEARING + CLOTH DIAPERING NATURAL PARENTING BABY WEARING CLOTH DIAPERING + BABY WEARING + NATURAL PARENTING NATURAL PARENTING 1102 SCOTT AVENUE SUITE 102 BREMERTON, WA 98310 360-932-6678 1102 SCOTT AVENUE SUITE 102 NOLABABYCO.COM BREMERTON, WA 98310 FACEBOOK.COM/NOLABABYCO 360-932-6678 NOLABABYCO.COM FACEBOOK.COM/NOLABABYCO

1234 NE Riddell Rd, Bremerton, WA 98310 360-373-2116 www.peacebremerton.org w.peacebremerton.org Accredited by AdvancED & NLSA

Camp Wahoo! A week-long wilderness horse camp for boys and girls ages 9-16 years. Wilderness Horse Camp 888-235-0111 www.campwahoo.com


DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

C O L O R C O DE D S U BK J EI C DT S | 33

Welcome home

Your number one local community news source. BAINBRIDGE ISLAND REVIEW | NORTH KITSAP HERALD | CENTRAL KITSAP REPORTER BREMERTON PATRIOT | PORT ORCHARD INDEPENDENT | KINGSTON COMMUNITY NEWS | KITSAP MILITARY TIMES SOUNDPUBLISHING.COM


34 | P C EOTL SO R C O D E D S U B J E C T

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

ANIMAL RESCUE FAMILIES www.animalrescuefamilies.org

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

• Preventative and Interventional Care for All Life Stages • Dentistry Your Pet. Their Health. Our Passion.

• Emergency and Critical Care

Michael Van Horn, DVM David Reed, DVM Keena Van Horn, DVM David Balderrama, DVM

• General and Orthopedic Surgery

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

• Pet Portal with Online Pharmacy

Military and Senior discounts available

• Boarding for Patients

(360) 871-3335 www.woodsideanimalhospital.com

Victoria Wagner Facilitator

The Finest All-Breed Dog & Cat Boarding Facility

PET SPECIALIST DIRECTORY KITSAP COUNTY

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.

Bainbridge and North Kitsap

Wagner was named director of site strategy in 2008 and tasked with developing a strategy so the Colorado site could respond to industry declines. The multi-year, multi-million dollar project involved the demolition of 1M square feet of vacant manufacturing space, and the sale of the remaining vacant land for future redevelopment. The project provided the remaining businesses with a competitive advantage as the low cost producer of the products manufactured at the site. During project implementation, she was promoted to plant manager, Kodak Colorado Division. Upon completion of the project, Wagner retired after nearly 34 years with the company. In January 2013, Wagner was hired by the University of Colorado Health as the director of performance improvement for their Northern Region. There she leads the organization’s Lean Transformation to improve business results in preparation for the impacts of healthcare reform on the industry. In addition, she provides business and finance training and consulting services, and is actively involved in the creation of a cancer center in Fort Collins.

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

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

PAWS of Bainbridge and North Kitsap (206) 842-2451 paws@pawsbink.org www.PAWSBINK.org Claudia’s Pet Care 360-509-8567 luvacupoftea@yahoo.com www.claudiaspetcare.com Paws & Fins Pet Shop (206) 780-1141 360 Tormey Lane NE Bainbridge Is 98110 www.facebook.com/PawsFinsBainbridge

State of the art: Dental X-rays(digital) Surgery suite Computerized radiography

Aunty Min’s Specialized Pet Care 206-660-6090 auntymin@comcast.net www.auntymins.com

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

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

360-377-3801

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

Silverdale Kitsap Humane Society 9167 Dickey Rd NW, 98383 360-692-6977 www.kitsap-humane.org VCA Central Kitsap Animal Hospital 22380 NW Bucklin Hill Rd, Ste 100, Silverdale 360-633-4418 VCAcentralkitsap.com


For Cats

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

COLOR CODED SUBP J EE C TT S | 35 Best selection of

Cookie’s Pet Corner & Wash

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

Mon-Fri 10-7 • Sat 10-6 • Sun 12-5

Limited Boarding

www.facebook.com/barbisbirdhouse

By Appointment Only (206) 842-6854

1010 Bethel Ave, Port Orchard (360) 519-3100

Providing Quality Veterinary Care Since 1947

Cookies Pet Corner & Wash is more than you might expect. Not only will your find quality pet items and a place to wash your pooch, you’ll also find amazing value.

Dr. Sarah Buck Dr. Kelly Hoover

$25 for 50 Minutes Quality Pet Food Available Anesthesia-Free Dental Cleaning

Dr. Christina Lock Dr. Dennis Christman

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

360-876-2021 www.kitsapvet.com

PET SPECIALISTS cont.

SENIOR & M I L I TA R Y

Bremerton

Blue Collar Pet Grooming 1740 NE Riddell Rd, #307, Bremerton 360-377-8691 www.bluecollarpetsalom.com All Creatures Animal Hospital 4241 State Hwy 3 W., Bremerton (Gorst) 360-377-3801 www.allcreatures24hr.com

Port Orchard Cookie’s Pet Corner & Wash 1010 Bethel Ave., Port Orchard 360-519-3100

Woodside Animal Hospital 3036 Bethel Rd SE, Port Orchard 360-871-3335 www.kitsapvet.com Kitsap Veterianry Hospital 1661 Woods Rd SE, Port Orchard 360-871-3335 www.kitsapvet.com

Port Orchard/Gig Harbor Pawsably Home, LLC pawsablyhome@gmail.com www.pawsablyhome.com

Pet Services Animal Rescue Families 360-778-5627 ARF@ silverlink.net www.animalrescuefamilies.org

DISCOUNTS

PET FRIENDLY PARKS Coulter Creek Heritage Park Old Clifton Rd Belfair, WA 360.337.5350 South Kitsap Regional Park (Jackson Lund Park) 3200 SE Lund AVE Port Orchard, WA 98366 360.895.1551 Sliverdale Rotary Gateway Park 11601 Silverdale Way NW Silverdale, WA 98383 206.842.2306 Kitsap Memorial State Park & Sleeper Cabins 202 NE Park St Poulsbo, WA 98370 360.779.3205 / 800.902.8844 Newberry Hill Heritige Park Newberry Hill Road Silverdale, WA 98383 360.337.5350 Salsbury Point County Park 3600 Beach DR Poulsbo, WA 98370 360.337.5350 Lions Park - Bremerton 251 Lebo Blvd Bremerton, WA 98310 360.473.5305

Kola Kole Park 11128 NE Maine St Kingston, WA 98346 360.337.5350

Suquamish Tribe Old Man House Park Suquamish, WA 98392 360.598.3311

Green Mountain State Forest DNR - S Puget Sound Region 360.825.1631

J.A. Anna Smith Children’s Park 7601 Tracyton Blvd NW Bremerton, WA 98311 360.337.5350

Point No Point Lighthouse 9001 NW Point No Point RD Hansville, WA 98340 360.337.5350 Manchester State Park 7767 E. Hilldale Rd Port Orchard, WA 98366 Bachmann Park 206 Shore DR Bremerton, WA 98310 360.473.5305 Allyn Waterfront Park & Historic Church Allyn, WA Guillemot Cove Nature Preserve 19235 Stavis Bay RD NW Seabeck, WA 98380 360.337.5350 Fay Bainbridge Park 15446 Sunrise DR NE Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 206.842.2306

Hansville Greenway Hansville, WA 98340 360.337.5350 Island Lake County Park & Community Center 1087 NW Island Lake RD Poulsbo, WA 98370 360.337.5350 Bremerton Harborside Boardwalk 2nd Street and Washington Bremerton, WA 98337 360.473.5305 Anderson Landing Nature Preserve Warren Rd NW Silverdale, WA 98383 360.337.5350 Lent Landing Park Corner of Lebo & Reid Bremerton, WA 98310 360.473.5305 Kopachuck State Park 11101 56th ST NW Gig Harbor, WA 98335


36 | P C EOTL SO R C O D E D S U B J E C T

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

PET FRIENDLY PARKS cont.

Blue Collar Pet Salon & Self Service 1740 NE Riddell Rd, Suite 130, Bremerton (In the Riddell Square)

360-377-8691

Providing Professional Pet Sitting Services on Bainbridge Island

AUNTY MIN’S

SPECIALIZED PET CARE, INC.

206-660-6090 www.auntymins.com

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

LONG-TERM / SHORT-TERM DOG BOARDING Tina Bohl, Owner

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

Bremerton Evergreen Rotary Park 1400 Park Ave Bremerton, WA 98337 360.473.5305 Anderson Point County Park SE Millihanna Road Olalla, WA 360.337.5350

Puget Sound Navy Memorial Fountain Park 315 Pacific Ave Bremerton, WA 98373 Bandix Dog Park Bandix Rd SE, Olalla, WA 98359 253.853.5787 Silverdale Waterfront Park 3337 NW Byron ST Silverdale, WA 98383 360.337.5350 Poulsbo Fish Park 228 NW Lindvig WAY Poulsbo, WA 98370 360.770.9898 Illahee State Park 3540 Bahia Vista Bremerton, WA 98310 Horseshoe Lake County Park 15931 Sidney RD SW Port Orchard, WA 98367 360.337.5350

"Your Total Health Store for Pets!" We are Kitsap County’s only pet health store to provide you with all of these products and services under one roof… Biologically appropriate pet foods Unique & innovative accessories Complete line of supplements Holistic Integrative Veterinarian Canine Training Center Private self-service bathing facilities Full Service Grooming Salon Certified Massage Therapy Customer Loyalty Program

9337 Silverdale Way NW (Silverdale) Retail: 360-337-2444 Salon: 360-633-3166 www.Naturally4Paws.com

POTENTIAL HAZARDS WHEN HIKING WITH YOUR PET INCLUDE: • Parasites • Viral diseases • Bacterial diseases • Toxicities

Primary and Emergency 24-hour Care. Here when you need us.

VCA CENTRAL KITSAP ANIMAL HOSPITAL

2238 NW Bucklin Hill Road, Suite 100 Silverdale, WA 98383

360-633-4418

VCAcentralkitsap.com

OPEN 24/7

AT VCA ANIMAL HOSPITALS, WE CARE

Long Lake County Park & Community Center 5448 Long Lake RD SE Port Orchard, WA 98367 360.337.5350 Wildcat Lake County Park 9205 Holly RD NW Bremerton, WA 360.337.5350 Suquamish Veteran Memorial Park 18490 Suquamish Way Northeast Suquamish, WA 98392 Battle Point Park 11299 Arrow Point DR NE Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 Buck Lake County Park 6959 Buck Lake RD NE Hansville, WA 98340 Port Orchard Waterfront & Children’s Park 707 Sidney Parkway Port Orchard, WA 98312 360.337.5350 Scenic Beach State Park Seabeck, WA 98380 360.830.5079 Illahee Preserve Heritage Park 3200 NE Riddell Rd Bremerton, WA 98311 360.337.5350


DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

C O L O R C O D E DS H SO UB PP J EI N CG T | 37

Shopping Whether you’re looking for new goods or old, you’ll find them here BY LESLIE KELLY

For many, shopping is a hobby. If you’re a shopper, there’s a great variety of places to go in Kitsap County. Feed your shopping habit on the most recent trends in clothing and home decor, a great bargain at a secondhand store, a stroll through an art gallery or maybe even picking up a treasure at a local antique store. If fine art is what you like, there are a number of art galleries throughout the county, in downtown Bremerton, Port Orchard, Bainbridge Island and Poulsbo. 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. Trendy shoppers most likely will head to Silverdale to the KITSAP MALL. The mall, which in recent years 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. Anchor stores in the mall include MACY’S, JC PENNEY, SEARS, KOHL’S. The mall boasts of more than 100 stores including department stores, special-

ty shops and great places to eat. A recent addition included BUFFALO WILD WINGS, the nationallyknown eatery, and H & M clothing store. The mall also has familiar retailers such as COST PLUS WORLD MARKET and BARNES & NOBLE BOOKSTORE. Younger shoppers will like the HOT TOPIC store, AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS and a locally-owned AVALON COMIC BOOK STORE. Take time to have your hair done or get a spa treatment at RELAX 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.


38 | S CH OO LP O PRI N CG ODED SUBJECT check out the many second-hand and thrift stores. 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. 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 season of the year. Just opened this year in Silverdale is THE TRAILS AT SILVERDALE, a 220,000 square-foot retail center, just west of Highway 3 and Kitsap Mall Boulevard. The center is still under construction, but is a gathering place where people can come and just enjoy themselves. Current stores include BLAZING ONION, MOD PIZZA, CHIPOTLE, AT&T, HOME GOODS, TOTAL WINE and ULTRA COSMETICS. PURPOSE, a home-owned women’s boutique, located in downtown Bremerton and in Kirkland, plans a third store at the center in 2017. OLD NAVY and FOREVER 21 are planned to open this summer, too. The center is owned by CenterCal Corporation of California, and 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. Stop in at CASH BREWERY for a burger and a beer. Downtown Bremerton is a great place to visit for quaint gift shops, PURPOSE women’s boutique, and more art galleries. Don’t miss their fine coffee shops and the HORSE & COW where you can get a great burger and see submarine memorabilia. Those shoppers who like to search for bargains may want to take a trip around the county and

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 downtown. Decorated showrooms are beautifully staged and includes antique, shabby-chic and restored furniture items. In Port Orchard, secondhand stores 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

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016 antiques while checking out its art galleries and specialty shops. 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. Another antique stores in the area include REFLECTIONS, filled with antiques and vintage furnishings, at 18763 Highway 305 NE. When searching for great bargains in Kitsap County, don’t forget to include vintage shops. Many have opened in the past year and offer rustic items straight off the farm, out of the barn, or right from grandma’s cabinet. Check out SASH MERCANTILE at 4260 Lynwood Drive on Bainbridge Island. The store is a mixture of vintage clothing, handmade baby items, jewelry and gift cards. Another great vintage store on the island is MELI MELO at 162 Bjune Drive SE near downtown. More than a dozen vendors show items from shabby chic furniture to lacy wedding veils. 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. There’s a Tango Zulu outlet on Bainbridge Island, too. 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.


DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

C O L OSRO U CN O D EADN SDU SB TJ E AC GT E | 39

Sounds and stage Where to go to hear live music, or see live theater, concert series and performances at the casinos BY SOPHIE BONOMI Just a quick ferry ride away from the hustle and bustle of the big city, Kitsap County offers an atmosphere to relax in venues for enjoying the moment. Taking a day trip or a night out is easy, but choosing what form of entertainment in this arts-driven community can be difficult with all the options our towns have to offer. On the North end, a vast selection of live music, theaters and cinemas provide endless options. If traveling by ferry across the Puget Sound to Bainbridge Island, just half a mile away from the ferry terminal is the BAINBRIDGE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER; nestled in the heart of Winslow (the island’s downtown district with award-winning restaurants, wine tasting rooms, and art galleries) is the option for live entertainment. The Bainbridge Island Performing Arts center, neighboring Mora Iced Creamery, attempts to sequence their play times with the ferry runs. “We try to program our times around the ferry schedules a bit,” Dominique Cantwell, executive director of the Bainbridge Performing Arts said. ”If people are visiting, they can make it home. It really is a gem in the Puget Sound.” The theater, home to a variety of arts performances including drama, comedy, concerts and EDGE (Kitsap’s longest-running improv comedy group, preforming once a

month) acknowledges 30 percent of their audience members come from off the island. Cantwell said the theater allows visitors to get on the ferry, come over for dinner and take in a show. “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 stay. There are not a lot places you can see fantastic theater, go to wine tastings, take a hike on a trail, and check out miles of shoreline.” Continuing just off the island via the Agate Pass Bridge, stands the CLEARWATER CASINO RESORT. THE BEACH ROCK SPORTS BAR AND LOUNGE is the newest addition to the Clearwater Casino’s entertainment facilities. The nonsmoking lounge features a large dance floor, a 210” big screen TV, an in-lounge bar and grill as well as seating for 300 as spectators watch live shows or “the big game” in surround-sound fashion. If headed toward the Olympic Peninsula, Kingston and Port Gamble offer some unique options before cruising the Hood Canal bridge over to more rural and secluded nature escapes. In the quaint town of Port Gamble, sits the historic PORT GAMBLE THEATRE above the town’s post

office. Originally opened 110 years ago, the theater is home to more than four shows year-round. The Port Gamble Theater with a 250seat space, offers play productions and occasional concerts. Located right on the bay, the historic town of Port Gamble offers lodging, unique shopping experiences, wedding venues, the museum, the general store and walking and biking trails. As the host of the infamous Port Gamble paranormal ghost conference, some even say, the town is haunted. For another all-inclusive, interactive experience, THE POINT CASINO in Kingston has something for everyone. From gaming, live shows and entertainment and catering and banquet options the Point Casino keeps it interesting and, to the point. In the winter months, starting end of January to April,they pump up their Spring Break Beach Party — opening the tiki-like beach room offering a full service bar and tons of seating. Guests are encouraged to sport their Bermudas and kick off their shoes to dance in the sand while listening to live music. Temperatures are generally warmer “on the beach” to give that tropical island feel and hammocks are present to relax while guests embark on their mini island getaway. THE POINT HOTEL, currently under construction, will be a fourstory, 94-room boutique hotel located adjacent to the casino. The Point Casino & Hotel project broke ground on Sept. 10 and a Grand Opening is expected during the Fall of 2016.

STAGE THEATER BAINBRIDGE PERFORMING ARTS 200 Madison Ave. North, Bainbridge Island BPA Box Office: 206.842.8569 www.bainbridgeperformingarts.org BREMERTON COMMUNITY THEATRE Bremerton’s community theater 599 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton 360-373-5152 www.bremertoncommunitytheatre.org CENTRAL STAGE THEATER OF COUNTY KITSAP Community theater based in Silverdale 9729 Silverdale Way, Silverdale www.cstock.org JEWEL BOX THEATRE Community theater 225 Iverson St., Poulsbo 360-697-3183 www.jewelboxpoulsbo.org KITSAP CHILDREN’S MUSICAL THEATRE Performance Hall: North Kitsap Auditorium 1881 NE Hostmark St., Poulsbo www.kcmt.org KITSAP FOREST THEATER An outdoor stage among the Kitsap wilderness 3000 Seabeck Highway, Bremerton 206-542-7815 www.foresttheater.com PORT GAMBLE THEATER Community theater in historic Port Gamble 4839 NE View Drive, Port Gamble 360-977-7135 www.portgambletheater.com WESTERN WASHINGTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS A little playhouse on the Port Orchard waterfront 521 Bay St., Port Orchard 360-769-7469 www.wwca.us BREMERTON SYMPHONY ASSOCIATION Excellent classical music, adults and youth symphonies 532 5th Street, Suite 16, Bremerton 360-373-1722 www.bremertonsymphony.org ADMIRAL THEATER 515 Pacific Ave, Bremerton 360-373-6743 www.admiraltheatre.org CHARLESTON THEATER 333 N Callow Ave, Bremerton 360-377-3360 www.thecharleston333.com


40 | S CO OU LN OD R C AO N D E SDT AS G UE BJECT 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, Port Orchard www.manchesterpub.com 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 St. NE, 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 CASA MEXICO Features live jazz, home of Mark Lewis Jazz 1918 NE Poulsbo Ave., Keyport 360-598-2727

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016 Hotel amenities will include the POINT JULIA CAFÉ—the hotel’s 64 seat restaurant, a large outdoor gathering area that includes a fire pit and tribal art, a 44-seat meeting room with full AV capabilities and pre-function space, a fitness center, Tribal archive displays. Also in Kingston just four miles up from the Kingston ferry terminal, is the small town FIREHOUSE THEATRE. The cinema that offers $6 admission all day on Tuesdays and serves real butter on their popcorn, has two screens showing independent films and first-run showings. The theater offers comfortable stadium seating and space can be rented for private parties and corporate events. In Poulsbo, the JEWEL BOX THEATRE offers a variety of sights and sounds. Located across the street from the post office, the theatre is within walking distance from all the restaurants and shops on Front Street. Celebrating its 15th season as Poulsbo’s award-winning community theater, the Jewel Box Theater offers a variety of shows from cultural arts exhibits and theatre productions. Also Poulsbo based is the KITSAP CHILDREN’S MUSICAL THEATER. The theater, in its 16-year existence is currently looking for their “forever home”. KCMT provides broadway-style children’s theater


DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

to greater Kitsap County. The community theatre group for youth ages eight to 18 hosts productions twice a year, bringing a high quality, live stage performance by youth for audience members in Kitsap County and beyond. Productions are currently shown at the North Kitsap High School Auditorium. In Silverdale, the CENTRAL STAGE THEATER OF COUNTY KITSAP or CSTOCK, has been presenting quality family entertainment for the past 25 years. By creating opportunities for children and adults to develop talents in all aspects of theatre arts they provide recognition and support to encourage the youth of Kitsap. In Bremerton, there are many other options. THE ADMIRAL THEATRE, established in 1942 is a popular choice. “If most people planned a Saturday night out here, they would be shocked at how much is going on,” said Nate Murphy with the Admiral Theatre. “For people from the other side of the water, this is a great day

trip, or a weekend trip.” The Admiral theater offers productions of classic shows, concerts including stars like Leon Russell, Clint Black and Keb’ Mo’. They also perform the annual rendition of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” a classic staple in the month of October. The CHARLESTON THEATER located in the Charleston District, offers a different entertainment spectacle in an extreme variety of rock concerts. From Pennywise to The Shivering Denizens (outlaw country from Seattle) the Charleston Theater keeps it interesting — and loud, and their supply of cold domestic beer never runs dry. Of one of the most unique opportunities in entertainment and nature, the KITSAP FOREST THEATER off of Seabeck Highway is a great family option. Just a stroll down the forested trail to the unique outdoor theater can create a treasured tradition. Located just 15 minutes away from the Bremerton Ferry dock, all ages will delight in this fun Northwest experience. Families are encouraged to come early and pic-

C O L OSRO U CN O D EADN SDU SB TJ E AC GT E | 41

nic under the firs before the show. In Port Orchard, located in a 1918-historic building, is the WESTERN WASHINGTON CENTER FOR THE ARTS. Most commonly known as the “Little Playhouse on the Waterfront”, it offers an intimate 79-seat venue for live theater. The nonprofit organization, dedicated to promoting the arts in Kitsap County is celebrating their 10th season on Bay Street. The Western Washington Center for the Arts is near shopping and dining opportunities downtown, all while soaking up the atmosphere of being right on the waterfront. As one continues to explore the hidden gems of Kitsap County’s sounds and stage, it isn’t difficult to find venues boasting of unique attractions.

CINEMA BAINBRIDGE CINEMAS Bainbridge Island’s independent multiplex movie theater. 403 Madison Ave., Bainbridge Island 206-855-8169 www.farawayentertainment.com DRAGONFLY CINEMA Port Orchard’s independent theater showing new, indie and classic films. 822 Bay St., Port Orchard 360-519-4333 www.dragonflycinema.com FIREHOUSE THEATER Kingston’s independent theater, with two screens. 11171 NE State Highway 104, Kingston 360-297-4849 www.firehouse-theater.com LYNWOOD THEATER An indie theater originally built in 1936 in a Tudorstyle building. 4569 Lynwood Center Road NE, Bainbridge Island 206-842-3080 www.farawayentertainment.com OLYMPIC CINEMAS An independent multiscreen theater. 1520 NE Riddell Road, Bremerton 360-479-2429 www.farawayentertainment.com RODEO DRIVE-IN Kitsap’s only drive-in movie theater, with three screens. 7369 Highway 3, Bremerton 360-698-6030 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 Fourth St., Bremerton 360-362-7665 www.seefilm.net


42 | T CA O SL TOER C O D E D S U B J E C T

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

Taste Kitsap Some of the county’s best tasty treats and secret foodie finds BY LUCIANO MARANO Seattle gets all the street credit when the Northwest is viewed through a foodie filter, but the entire region has lots to offer hungry guests, and residents, too, besides just salmon, crabs and coffee - and some

of the most scrumptious spots to grab a bite are actually on this side of the Sound.

BOSTON’S PIZZA & DELI 206 Burwell St., Bremerton 360-377-3595

it up some stairs hidden by a small door tucked down a bland-looking alley, but the joint’s quality is no secret. The menu has real authentic schnitzels, sausages, Hungarian chicken goulash, spaetzel and rotkohl. Or, for something a little different, try the Poulsbo Pile Driver sandwich - a reuben topped with schnitzel.

A baseball-themed eatery serving up stone-baked pies, calzones, cannoli, sandwiches and salads in the heart of downtown Bremerton. THAT’S A SOME PIZZA 488 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge Island 206-842-2292 An intimate counter-service pizza place right on the main drag in downtown Bainbridge Island - you literally pass it on your way to and from the ferry - that offers up gourmet pizzas (with gluten-free crust available), wings and salads. Slices to go is always an option, enjoy some grub while you explore Winslow’s stores and galleries. TIZLEY’S EUROPUB 18928 Front St. Northeast, Poulsbo; 360-394-0080 Rustic European-inspired fare and a bevy of beverage choices make this a downtown Poulsbo must-stop. You may find

Kitsap County boasts a plethora of littleknown chow down gems, the craftiest of artisan breweries, distilleries and no

PAELLA BAR 19006 Front St., Suite 100, Poulsbo 360-930-8446 A delightful Spanish restaurant in downtown Poulsbo with tremendous tapas, authentic paella and a full service bar. Their wide array of excellent Spanish wines and superb sangria will make your dining experience a rewarding one. KAMA’AINA GRILL 208 First St., Bremerton 360-377-1808 How about some aloha spirit with your dinner? Serving legit Hawaiian-style plate lunches, barbecue and sides, this place is often busy but worth the wait. Check them out on Facebook for regular specials

shortage of decadent sweets and treats to follow it all up with. Here then are some piquant picks - a selection of savory stops, if you will - organized by their respective offerings to help you make the most out every meal. And dessert. And a snack. And fine places to drink your every wish in spirits. What’s for dinner?

and don’t forget to grab a Spam musubi don’t knock it ‘till you try it! THE GRUB HUT 11130 NE State Highway 104, Kingston 360-881-0147 A laid-back and unpretentious gathering place specializing in classic American eats like burgers, sandwiches, shakes, salads and, of course, tons of fried goodies. The menu boasts over 30 classic and gourmet burgers, chicken sandwiches, cheesesteaks and gyros and now offers a gluten-free bun option. Trying to eat healthy? They also offer fresh homemade soups and veggie chili, as well as homemade veggie patties to substitute on any burger, gyro or sandwich. Don’t forget the milkshake. They’re some of the best around. THE HARBOUR PUBLIC HOUSE 231 Parfitt Way SW, Bainbridge Island 206-842-0969 Locally sourced bar food, regional brews and craft cocktails all served up with waterfront views in this renovated


DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016 downtown Bainbridge historic home. Be sure to check out their special Sunday roast, their own version of England’s traditional main meal of roasted meat, roasted or mashed potato together with all the accompaniments, such as steamed vegetables and gravy. SEOUL KOREAN BBQ 10408 Silverdale Way NW, Suite A-117, Silverdale 360-698-7900 A unique dining experience for those in the know in downtown Silverdale offering authentic Korean cooking. Perfect for large parties or a quick lunch. Try the Meat jun - sliced beef dipped in egg batter and fried - and, of course, the awesome all-you-can-eat barbecue special.

C O L O R C O D E D S U TB AJ ES C TT E | 43 THE PORT ORCHARD’S LIGHTHOUSE RESTAURANT 429 Bay St., Port Orchard 360-602-0740 Known for its great selection of seafood in a casual, relaxing atmosphere —a delicious dining experience for the whole family. The Lighthouse, which sits on the waterfront and has a lighthouse tower, is also know for its appetizers, salads and American fare, including a stack meatloaf, layers of meatloaf with mashed potatoes between. Don’t miss their Sunday Bruch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., complete with a salad station, waffle bar and omelette station.

Traditional Chinese Cuisine over 100 dishes. New Sushi Bar, Grilling Bar, Private Party Rooms, American Food & much more! 9960 Silverdale Way NW, Ste #4 Silverdale • 360-337-2512

BURRATA BISTRO 19006 Front St., Poulsbo 360-930-8446

MSG

Authentic Italian cuisine in a comfortable, yet elegant setting in downtown Poulsbo, this gem offers pasta and focaccia, made fresh daily and served with a variety of hand-made sauces, fresh seafood, meats, cheeses and desserts. Paired with a selection from their extensive list of wines from the Northwest, California and Italy, the result is top-quality food made with the freshest of ingredients at a reasonable price.

Serving Traditional Chinese food, Sushi Bar, Seafood, Beer & Wine Bar Open 7 Days a Week • 21303 Olhava Way, Poulsbo (Next to WalMart & Wendy’s) • 360-598-2926

a limited liability corporation

a limited liability corporation a limited liability corporation

o -Crafted Feed Your Confections Hungry to Feed Soul •Your Hand-Crafted Hungry Confections to Feed Your Soul Hungry Soul Caramel Apples

• Fudge • Toffees • Ice Cream • Espresso

Tasting Room Open 7-2252 ecadentchocola • amy@amysdecadentchocola tes.com 360-377-2252 • amy@amysdecadentchocolates.com are constantly creating and WEDDINGS • BIRTHDAYS tes.com • SPECIAL OCCASIONS! combining new ideas to make Tuesday thru n . a t m c h y s od ce oc la ad t e es n .t c c o h m owc w wo . a ml yOPEN sd a e ct a d e e n ts cAhWEEK o.c c o l ao t e sm .com 7 DAYS the best batches of liquor. Saturday Our Vodka is peppery, yet 11AM-5PM smooth and our Corn Whiskey

r • 280 Charleston 1 6th Street Center • 2801 6th Street Charleston Center • 2801 6th Street &CalloW) Wycoff • (1 Bremerton, BloCk Wa CalloW) 98312 • Bremerton, Sixth & Wycoff (1 BloCk WeSt ofWa CalloW) •983 Bremerton, 1 Wa 298312 Here at Tucker Distillery, weWeSt of

is sweet and decadent.

MILITARY DISCOUNT

5451 NW Newberry Hill Rd Ste 104, Silverdale

(360) 633-3641 | www.tuckerdistillery.com

360-377-2252

Charleston Center 2801 6th Street & Wycoff, Bremerton

www.amysdecadentchocolates.com

H


44 | T CA O SL TOER C O D E D S U B J E C T

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

Breweries, distilleries and Wineries Raise a glass and have a good time

of Fungi” - this hip hot spot also boats regular live entertainment offerings.

BY LUCIANO MARANO

Try a glass of the Sleepy Hallow Pumpkin Porter or the Ol’ One Eye IPA.

There’s no shortage of places to go in Kitsap County to taste a local brew or try a glass of fine wine. Here’s a few of our favorite places:

macaroni-and-cheese is especially delicious as well, but you won’t go wrong with any sandwich or burger choice, either.

DER BLOKKEN BREWERY: A neighborhood brewery and restaurant with a separate side lounge and spectacular rotating specials, this off the beaten track Bremerton spot has a stellar selection of brews - both their own and an ever-changing array of guest bottles and taps - and a menu that makes the trip worthwhile even for teetotalers. Start with some poutine - have you thanked Canada for that lately? The

Wash it down with a Praetorian Pale Ale or a Rat City Red.

More local breweries to choose from: BAINBRIDGE BAINBRIDGE BREWING COMPANY 9415 Coppertop Loop, #103 206-451-4646 www.bainbridgebeer.com BREMERTON DER BLOKKEN BREWERY 1100 Perry Ave. 360-377-2344 derblokken.com LOVECRAFT BREWING CO. 275 Fifth St., Suite 101 (no public phone) lovecraftbrewing.com SILVER CITY TAPROOM 206 Katy Penman 360-813-1487 silvercitybrewery.com WOBBLY HOPPS BREWERY 260 Fourth St. 856-955-4415 wobblyhoppsbrewery.com KINGSTON DOWNPOUR BREWING 10991 Northeast State Highway 104 360-881-0452 www.downpourbrewing.com

SLAUGHTER COUNTY BREWING COMPANY: Don’t be scared off by the name. This self-described “piratethemed Irish pub” is cool, quirky craft brewery, brewpub and tap house, located on the waterfront in downtown Port Orchard. Best know for their gourmet pizzas - try the “The Bremelo,” “Topless di Giocattolo” or the “Fathoms

HOOD CANAL BREWERY 26499 Bond Road NE 360-297-8316 www.hoodcanalbrewery.com PORT ORCHARD SLAUGHTER COUNTY BREWING COMPANY 1307 Bay St. 360-329-2340 www.facebook.com/ SlaughterCountyBrewing POULSBO SLIPPERY PIG 18801 Front St. Northeast 360-394-1686 www.slipperpigbrewery.com SOUND BREWERY 650 NW Bovela Lane #3 360-930-8696 www.soundbrewery.com VALHOLL 18970 3rd Avenue NE 360-930-0172 www.valhollbrewing.com SILVERDALE CASH BREWING 3388 NW Byron St. 360-633-7852 www.cashbrewing.com

SILVER CITY BREWERY: Deceptively located smack in the heart of Silverdale’s commercial center, and sharing a parking lot with the Kitsap Mall, this artisan alehouse and restaurant is a premiere place to grab a pint and a necessary Kitsap stop for any self respecting foodie or craft beer fiend. The gumbo is amazing, as is the chicken pot pie and “Mama’s Meatloaf,” but be sure to ask about the specials because the Silver City chefs are always cooking up something new and different. Be sure to save room for a glass or two of Panther Lake Porter and Whoop Pass Double IPA.

RAINY DAZE 14974 Olympic View Loop Road NW 360-692-1858 www.rainydazebrewing.com SILVER CITY RESTAURANT 2799 NW Myhre Road 360-698-5879 www.silvercitybrewery.com Visit www.washingtonbeer.com for a complete list of local breweries.

DISTILLERIES BAINBRIDGE ORGANIC DISTILLERS 9727 Coppertop Loop NW Suite 101, Bainbridge Island 206-842-3326 www.bainbridgedistillers.com

BAINBRIDGE ORGANIC DISTILLERS: Washington State’s first totally organic distillery, this island institution has won awards too numerous to recount here. Literally every label has brought home accolades, most famously the Legacy Organic Vodka, which was actually chosen as the world’s best vodka from a field of more than a thousand competitors at the World Drinks Awards in London. The Battle Point Organic Wheat Whiskey was named Best American Wheat Whiskey by the same organization, and both the Doug Fir Gin and the new vanilla vodka have also been lauded by the pros. And a bonus — the distillery is just across the parking lot from Bainbridge Island Brewing. Stop by for a chaser, or to enjoy weekly live music and trivia night events, best savored with a glass of Kommuter Kolsch or Eagle Harbor IPA.

TUCKER DISTILLERY 5451 NW Newberry Hill Road, Silverdale 360-633-3641 www.tuckerdistillery.com

WINERIES BAINBRIDGE AMELIA WYNN WINERY 206-251-9094 www.ameliawynnwinery.com Available at Island Vintners, 450 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge Island. BAINBRIDGE VINEYARDS 8989 Day Road East 206-842-9463 www.bainbridgevineyards.com *One of two estate wineries on Bainbridge Island

EAGLE HARBOR WINERY Tasting room: 278 Winslow Way Winery: 9445 NE Business Park Lane 206-842-4669 www.ehwineco.com ELEVEN WINERY Tasting room: 287 Winslow Way East Winery: 7671 NE Day Road 206-780-0905 www.elevenwinery.com FLETCHER BAY WINERY Island Vintners tasting room: 450 Winslow Way East Winery: 9415 Coppertop Loop 206-650-4753 www.fletcherbaywinery.com PERENNIAL VINTNERS 8840 NE Lovgreen Road 206-780-2146 www.perennialvintners.com *One of two estate wineries on Bainbridge Island, Open by appointment ROLLING BAY WINERY 10314 Beachcrest Drive 206-419-3355 www.rollingbaywinery.com OLALLA OLALLA VALLEY VINEYARD 13176 Olalla Valley Road 253-851-4949 www.olallavalleyvineyard.com/


DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

C O L O R C O D E D S U TB AJ ES C TT E | 45

–Wine Tasting On– BAINBRIDGE ISLAND

206-419-3355 10314 Beachcrest Drive Bainbridge Island, WA www.rollingbaywinery.com

www.ElevenWinery.com 278 Winslow Way www.ehwineco.com

Tastings every day

Rare Varietals from our Certified Organic Island Vineyard www.bainbridgevineyards.com Fri, Sat & Sun, 12 pm to 5 pm


46 | T CA O SL TOER C O D E D S U B J E C T SOME OTHER COFFEE ROASTERS AND SHOPS AUSTIN CHASE COFFEE 9621 Mickelberry Road NW #110 Silverdale 360-698-9042 www.austinchasecoffee.com ZECUPPA COFFEE 7411 Bridlevale Blvd. NW Tracyton, 360-698-0618 WHISKEY GULCH COFFEE SHOP 2065 Bay St. Port Orchard, 360-443-2922 www.whiskeygulchcoffee.com/ HOT SHOTS JAVA 18881 Front St. NE Poulsbo, 360-779-2171 Facebook: Hot Shots Java CAFE NOIR  3261 NW Mt. Vintage Way #101 Silverdale, 360-698-4111 Facebook: Cafe Noir OOTOPIA COFFEE ROASTERS 5885 Highway 303 NE, Bremerton 360-415-9427 www.ootopia.com PUGET SOUND COFFEE ROASTERS 655 NE East Owl Hill Way Poulsbo 360-614-9533 www.pugetcoffee.com STORYVILLE 9459 Coppertop Loop NE Bainbridge Island 206-780-5777 www.storyville.com COFFEE OASIS 822 Burwell Street, Bremerton 360-373-0461 www.thecoffeeoasis.com • Not all roasters are open to the public. Check online or call for more information. TEA ROOMS MRS. MUIRS In addition to being a house of ghosts and magic, Mrs. Muirs offers custom blended teas. 32199 Rainier Avenue NE, House Number 10, Port Gamble 360-930-6619 www. mrsmuirhouseofghostsandmagic.com VICTORIAN TEA ROOM 1130 Bethel Avenue, Port Orchard 360-876-5695 www.victoriantearoomandgifts.com

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

Coffee By the cup, or by the bag, coffee is good in Kitsap County BY LESLIE KELLY You may be a coffee drinker or prefer a cup of tea. Either way, there are many places in Kitsap County to find a good cup of both. While our area has the usual suspects, such as STARBUCKS and SEATTLE COFFEE, we are proud of our local coffee roasters. In the north part of the county, take for example, PUGET SOUND COFFEE ROASTERS. Described at “awesome coffee at awesome prices,” the company is located on East Owl Hill Way and offers coffee to drink on site, or beans to buy retail or wholesale. Owner Ted Whited said “we are the little guy who has the time to do it right.” They offer customers the opportunity to come to their shop and “discover your own signature blend,” or check out their expresso blends, and their blonde white coffee which is made of five different beans. they also offer chai, white chocolate and nondairy coco-

nut dry mixes and custom teas And they will work with you to create a coffee for your office or your fundraiser. If you want to combine your love of coffee with your love of people, take a trip to any COFFEE OASIS in the county. The group began in Bremerton as a way to help youth on the streets at night with nowhere to go. The founders bought a coffee shop where those youth could hang out, shoot pool, and belong. That turned into The Coffee Oasis which is a faith-based, non-profit organization with six locations in northwest Washington. The coffee roasting and café business supports youth programs including outreach, mentoring, job training, a youth shelter and youth centers to homeless and streetoriented youth. Oasis coffee is roasted in the Bremerton Café, using direct trade coffee beans. Direct trade signifies a direct relationship between the coffee grower

and roaster. Their goal is partnering with them for fair price to support people living in poorer countries. Currently, their coffee is imported from Mexico, Guatemala, Papua New Guinea, Ethiopia, Honduras, and Indonesia, through a partnership with Passionate Harvest. Oasis locations in Kitsap County are: the Bremerton Cafe, 822 Burwell St., Bremerton, 360-373-0461 or 360-377-0845; Poulsbo Cafe, 780 NE Iverson St., Poulsbo, 360-598-2031; Port Orchard Cafe, 807A Bay St., Port Orchard, 360-602-0407; Bremerton Drive Thru, 1502 Sixth St., Bremerton, 360479-3512; and Port Orchard Express; Kitsap County Administration Building, 614 Division St. Port Orchard, 360-443-2743. Go to www. thecoffeeoasis.com. MAJESTIC MOUNTAIN COFFEE in Kingston is another place to try. Randy Olson and wife Annemarie were

looking for an opportunity to leave the corporate business world and to fulfill a dream of owning their own coffee business. Their dream was not only to have retail outlets but also to roast and sell their own specialty coffees. “From the beginning we made a promise to search out and create long term relationships with growers and vendors in order to offer the finest coffees available, from the best coffee growing regions in the world,” he said. “Today, with over 20 years of experience, we continue to ask ourselves what makes Majestic Mountain Coffee superior to any other coffee on the market today? Quite simply, we have mastered our hand-roasted, slow-development roasting methods and techniques, providing what we and our customers say is ‘Quite possibly the world’s finest coffee.’” Majestic Mountain Coffee offers a wide variety of coffees to fit every palate and occasion. They are located at 11229 NE Highway 104, Kingston, 360-297-7817.


DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

C O L O R C O D E D S U TB AJ ES C TT E | 47

Just desserts Six spots to satisfy your sweet tooth BY LUCIANO MARANO Ah, yes. Dessert. We’ve come to it at last. Now that we have dinner out of the way, let’s get something sweet to eat. It’s a reward for finishing all of your vegetables, the edible way we mark birthdays, weddings and anniversaries and also the perfect way to end a busy day in Kitsap. Here then are some sweet spots to sate your sweet tooth, whatever decadence you might desire. CHOCMO 19880 7th Ave. NE, Suite 102, Poulsbo A chocolate bistro featuring handcrafted chocolates and fresh, local ingredients at every turn. In addition to an array of truffles, ChocMo’s after dinner offerings also include treats like molten chocolate cake, extreme chocolate cheesecake, a “Tour of ChocMo‚” - two different chocolate barks and five different truffles - and homemade brownies, with or without ice cream. Call ahead and ask about reserving a chocolate fountain. Yea, you read that right. Chocolate fountain. Death by chocolate, however you want it, in one sweet spot. Info: 360-930-0283 / www. facebook.com/ChocMo

BELLA BELLA CUPCAKES 10726 Silverdale Way, Silverdale A boutique cupcakery featuring more scrumptious savoriness than you can shake a stick at. Some perpetual favorite cupcake flavors include salted caramel, snickerdoodle, Reese’s and root beer, though they have special weekly and daily offerings too. They also cater events and parties, with plenty of gluten free and vegan options available. Info: www.bellabellacupcakes. com BON BON CONFECTIONS 230 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge Island Known for its made fresh daily fudge, stylish shelves stocked with vintage and gourmet sweets and an ever-changing peerless window display, Bon Bon is located in the heart of downtown Winslow, just a short walk from the island’s ferry terminal. Some of the more fantastic fudge flavors include red velvet, mocha, rocky road, tiger butter, amaretto chocolate swirl and Snickers. Stop by for a free sample and to browse the wares. Info: www.bonboncandies. com / 206-780-0199

VIKING FEAST ICE CREAM 20373 Viking Ave. NW, Poulsbo, and various local shops A local ice cream outlet adamant about quality and ingredients. They pick their own berries, milk their own cows and blend their own recipes - never any pre-packaged mixes, added hormones or genetically modified ingredients near the stuff - completely from scratch. The cows are pastured a mere 600 yards away from the shop, and the milk is made into ice cream within hours after milking. Try the Whiteout or Dark Elf Delight for sure, but don’t pass up the Caramel Apple if its in season. This is simply some of the purest, freshest, most original ice cream on the planet. Info: www.vikingfeasticecream.com / 360-509-9571 NOAH’S ARK RESTAURANT 1516 Sixth St., Bremerton It doesn’t get much more American than this honest and unpretentious downtown B-town spot. Noah’s Ark is a second generation, family owned restaurant that has been serving up simply delicious grub for more than 35 years. They’re know for diner staples like Philly cheese

steaks, burgers, fish and chips and Italian-style hoagies, but they’re just as frequently flocked to for their awesome malts, milkshakes and sundaes, all made with real ice cream. The menu also features jumbo cupcakes, brownies, baklava, cheesecake and root beer floats. Info: www.noahsark-restaurant.com / 360-377-8100 CARTER’S CHOCOLATES 715 Bay St., Port Orchard, inside the public market Founded in 2008, this decadent destination offers truffles - made using single origin, organically grown Columbian 65 percent and 70 percent chocolate using ingredients including traditional flavors with a twist - soft and creamy caramel squares dipped in chocolate and ice cream made from locally-sourced diary. Everything made at Carter’s is made with concern for the environment and the workers who bring the ingredients forth from the earth. The chocolate they use in the truffles comes from a company which wins awards for their environmental and labor practices and even the packaging is all recycled cardboard and biodegradable plastic. Info: www.carterschocolates. com / 360-602-0703

MORE SWEETS, TREATS AND SNACKS SLUYS BAKERY 18924 Front St. NE, Poulsbo; 360779-2798 A landmark in downtown Poulsbo - just look for the giant pretzel sign offering a bounty of baked treasures including cookies, cakes, doughnuts and more. The window display alone is decadent and beautiful. MORA ICED CREAMERY 18801 Front St. NE, Poulsbo or 139 Madrone Lane North, Bainbridge Island A hot spot for a cool dessert, be you in the mood for ice cream, shakes, sundaes or sorbet. They’ll also ship some to you if you’d like, anywhere in the country. J’AIME LES CREPES 143 Madrone Lane North, Bainbridge Island or 11264 Highway 104, Kingston A family owned tribute to the crepes of France with more than 30 selections - including many savory options as well - made with their own trademark batters. GELARTO 123 Bjune Drive SE, Bainbridge Island; 206-780-4000 A gelateria and fair trade retailer serving artisan gelato, which is handcrafted from only the finest ingredients. They also offer carefully selected local artworks and fairly traded handicrafts that will appeal to conscientious consumers and the communities they touch, both at home and around the world. AMY’S CHOCOLATES 2801 Sixth St.,Bremerton; 360-377-2252 Homemade fudge, dark and decadent truffles, gourmet caramels, chocolate covered apples and much more, all made locally from old family recipes. Stay awhile and have a chocolate latte and a treat.


48 | T CA O SL TOER C O D E D S U B J E C T LE TT N ILY E K OR DA C ED PP PO

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

L B A O C Y S O L RM FRE

MA OPEN Y-D EC

SH

FA

It’s fun to shop at local boys! LOCAL BEEF IS BACK IN PURDY!

CARRYING A FULL LINE OF MEAT PRODUCTS INCLUDING CHICKEN, PORK AND LOCAL GRASS FED BEEF!

Fruit,Vegetables, Seafood and Meat Brought in Daily! Homemade tortilla chips! Wine from all over the world!

HUGE SELECTION OF LOCALLY CRAFTED WASHINGTON BEER & WINE 20 WASHINGTON BEERS ON TAP OPEN 1pm - 10pm DAILY @LBTapRoom

GOOD PEOPLE • HONEST PRICES 6702 TYEE DR NW GIG HARBOR, WA • 253. 649.4455

47 Years of Unbeatable Quality To You! Accepting

EBT

localboysgigharbor.com

7 DAYS A WEEK

9AM - 9PM

Just Before The Purdy Bridge, Corner of Purdy Dr. & Hwy. 302

21+


DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

C O L O R C O D E D S U TB AJ ES C TT E | 49

Farmers markets Packed full of fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers, our farmers markets rock There’s no shortage of great places on the Kitsap Peninsula to buy fresh homegrown vegetables, especially during the summer. Just about every city or town has a farmers market where you can pick up fresh vegetables, flowers, some homemade honey, or even a special gift for someone back at home. At many of the markets, local artists show their crafts including paintings, pottery and jewelry. Here’s a list of the local markets: BAINBRIDGE ISLAND FARMERS MARKET At town square in Winslow, Bainbridge Island Saturdays through Nov. 14, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. www.bainbridgefarmersmarket.org BREMERTON FARMERS MARKET Thursdays, 4 to 7 p.m. May through October, at Evergreen Park, 1400 Park Avenue, Bremerton Sundays, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May through September 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 Downtown at Poulsbo Parks & Rec parking lot, Front Street, Saturdays, April through December. PORT ORCHARD FARMERS MARKET At the Port Orchard Events Center Pavilion, 701 Bay St., 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 Masi Shop parking area, 1 6281 Highway 305, Suquamish. Every third Wednesday of the month, May through October www.suquamishfarmersmarket.org SILVERDALE FARMERS MARKET Each Tuesday from May to October. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 9551 Ridgetop Blvd., Silverdale.


50 | W CO H LE O RR E C T O DME ED E ST U B J E C T

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

Where to meet, where to stay KITSAP CONFERENCE CENTER

Is a wedding or convention in your future? BY LESLIE 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 accommodations of the best kind, try the CLEARWATER CASINO

RESORT 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 squarefeet of meeting space and a 4,500 square-foot pre-function space. The only waterfront casino property in Puget Sound, Clearwater Casino Resort is nestled on the shores of the Agate Passage. Indoors and out, the breathtaking property captures the rustic natural beauty of

the Pacific Northwest. The Resort’s 85 guest rooms flank a soaring Great Room offering spectacular waterfront views amid museumquality works of art. The newly opened Hotel Tower features 98 rooms and a 10,000 square foot conference center for hosting meetings and events. Guest accommodations are also offered in three vacation houses close to the resort, for a total of 186 rooms to select from. There’s much to choose from in fine dining and cafe-style restaurants including the recently remodeled Longhouse

Buffet that boasts of a Moroccan grill where you can watch your choice of meats and veggies being cooked before your eyes. 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


DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016 at sales@clearwatercasino.com. A popular locale is the nearby KIANA LODGE with a rich history and lush as the 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. 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. Another casino option is THE POINT CASINO located on the North Kitsap Peninsula in

COLOR W CH OE D RE ED TS O U BMJ E C ET | 51 Kingston.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. 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. This fall, THE POINT HOTEL will open. The Point Hotel will be a four-story, 94-room boutique hotel located adjacent to The Point Casino. The Point Casino & Hotel is owned and operated by the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe and is being developed by the Tribe’s Noo-Kayet Development Corporation. Each of the Guest rooms will feature unique art.Also planned is a walk in the forest with several unique totem poles. 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. 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. An expansion a few years back 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. 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

Your Premier Northwest Escape at Waters Edge

Pet-Friendly Rooms • Waterfront Patio & Seasonal Fire Pit • Indoor Pool, Hot Tub & Sauna • Fitness Center Free High-Speed Internet • Food & Drinks and much more!

There’s more to your Silverdale Beach Hotel experience than just a room. Our comprehensive range of on-site amenities offer countless ways to relax, socialize and make the most of your stay. Whether you’re sharing stories around the seasonal fire pit, cruising the beach on a complimentary rental bike or enjoying a cocktail on the patio, our Silverdale Beach Hotel Amenities will enrich your vacation in ways that few other hotels can. Magical Silverdale Washington Weddings Make your wedding dreams come true on the breathtaking beach front of the BEST WESTERN PLUS Silverdale Beach hotel. Our spacious waterfront courtyard & Grand Admiral Ballroom offer the ideal setting for wedding ceremonies and receptions.

3073 NW Bucklin Hill Rd • Silverdale WA 98383 • 360-698-1000 www.silverdalebeachhotel.com SILVERDALE BEACH HOTEL


52 | W CO H LE O RR E C T O DME ED E ST U B J E C T 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. As for the hotel rooms, they are more than just places to sleep. They are described as sanctuaries where the beauty of nature blends harmoniously with attractive décor and luxurious features. With options for breathtaking water views, spacious balconies, jetted tubs and fireplaces, the variety of room types let you choose a hotel room to suit your individual desires. 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. 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, 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 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. For those with a military connection and who like the military side of life, try the NAVY GATEWAY INNS at Bangor. Navy Gateway Inn offers 65 standard rooms and suites in a parklike 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 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

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016 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. Now a social and economic center of the north end of the Peninsula, Kingston is the perfect destination for a romantic getaway or stopover while exploring Puget Sound. Stroll the tiny town of Kingston and surrounding communities while enjoying the waterfront ambiance, cozy cafes and quaint shops. HOLLY LANE GARDENS BED & BREAKFAST on Bainbridge Island offers an Olympic Mountain view, a flower farm with developing gardens, many acres of woodlands, streams, walking paths, and end-of-the-road quiet. It’s a great place to relax and unwind, a peaceful place where wild animals and birds romp and enjoy themselves. Enjoy delightful and refreshing breakfasts, units that offer private bedrooms and baths. The grand piano, libraries, hot tub, and outdoor fire pits offer solitary or interactive interest. Cottages each carry their own theme including the Suite, the Moroccan room, Tropical room, Hemingway room, and hot tub room. If you’re in the Bremerton area, take a look at the BIRD’S EYE VIEW B&B. The Inn has several welcoming places to curl up with a book or loved one. The cozy warmth of this whimsical getaway creates a retreat of peace and quiet. Breakfast is a memorable event with china, crystal, sterling, fine linens, flowers, candles and soothing music. Delicious homemade breakfast includes meats from the local butchers, as well as entrees with home grown fruits, berries, herbs, and edible flowers. Complimentary beverages will always be available. The great room has an attached library with a one of a kind stone fireplace, beamed ceiling, leather furniture, braided rugs, and a bay window framing the panoramic view of the Olympic Mountain Range. Wireless internet is available throughout the inn. The Glory Room accommodates two guest and is decorated with warmth, imagination and much detail. It features a private balcony where you can sit and enjoy the panoramic view of the Olympic Mountain Range, a gas fireplace, private bath, luxurious beds and linens, sitting area, TV, fresh flowers, candy and bubbles for the bath. The Victorian Rose is a spacious suite with queen bed, large sitting area and table, walk-in shower,


DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

COLOR W CH OE D RE ED TS O U BMJ E C ET | 53

claw-foot tub, and HDTV. GREEN CAT GUEST HOUSE offers comfortable, affordable guest rooms in a casual, relaxed environment featuring private full bath, scrumptious European Continental Breakfast in a stocked mini-fridge and 3-in-1 coffee maker/toaster/grill – as well as a fully equipped guest kitchen at your disposal. All guests have access to a fully equipped guest kitchen/dining-common room, with washer/dryer cable TV/DVD, Wi-Fi. Unwind in the two-person hot tub, or the cedarlined steam/dry Finnish sauna, then take a cup of tea or a glass of wine or sparkling water. Arrange an in-room massage and dinner for two at one of Poulsbo’s many delectable and diverse restaurants. 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

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!

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. Also in Bremerton, give the Baymont Inn and

Suites a try at 5640 Kitsap Way. It’s close to the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and downtown Bremerton, and offers a relaxing environment on the water with many amenities at an exceptional value.

WANNA GET AWAY? Your vacation awaits!

R

elax at the beach, picnic in the sunset, at the cozy beach front hotel in downtown Port Orchard. Take a ride on the historic Carlisle II foot ferry and don’t forget to visit one of the areas multiple award winning restaurants! Make your reservation today for a memorable stay in a great location, all at an affordable price.

Free Breakfast • Outdoor Picnic Area • Guest Laundry • Pet Friendly 1121 Bay Street • Port Orchard

VisitKitsap.com/lodging

360.895.2666

www.comfortinnportorchard.com


54 | S C POOL ROTRS C O D E D S U B J E C T

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

Sporting it in Kitsap County

If there’s a sports fan among your group, here’s where to play BY SARA MILLER If you’re interested in sports, Kitsap County has many semipro teams for your enjoyment. For soccer fans, Kitsap county has teams who play both outdoor and indoor soccer leagues. Since 2008, the KITSAP PUMAS have been based in Bremerton playing at Gordon Field at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds. The Pumas are a part of the Premier Development League, a toplevel amateur soccer league in the United States and Canada. The Pumas have won several titles including the 2011 USL PDL national championship. They were runners up in 2014

and again qualified the following year. Many players have moved on to play for teams in the MLS after a stop in Kitsap. The team’s colors are blue, white and gold, and they offer youth development camps. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children older than 4. Find out more at www.kitsapsoccerclub.com. Kitsap also has a professional indoor soccer team, OLYMPIC FORCE, which currently plays in the Northwest Division of the Premier Arena Soccer League. The team plays at Olympic Sports Center in Bremerton, an athletic complex with several indoor and three outdoor-turf fields, in

the winter and Gordon Field Park 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 September at the Olympic Sports Center. KITSAP BLUEJACKETS For baseball fans who can’t make it across the water to Safeco Field, the KITSAP BLUEJACKETS play their games at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds. The BlueJackets currently play in the West Coast League, a summer

league for current college players and players looking to continue on to the big leagues. In 2015, new owner Matt Acker, the original coach of the BlueJackets who managed the team for tor seven years, made many upgrades to the park, concession and team. The team, which opens its season June 1, host theme nights with giveaways, charity nights and firework displays. Tuesdays, tickets are $2 along with $2 hot dogs. For more information, visit www.bluejacketsbaseball.com For basketball enthusiasts, take in a Kitsap Admirals. The KITSAP ADMIRALS founded in 2011, are affiliated with the American Basketball Association. The ABA has more than 1,000 players playing on 70 teams across the country. The Admirals are owned by


DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

COLOR CODED SU S PB O J ER C TT S | 55

Ashley and Erica Robinson. The Admirals play from October through March at various locations in Kitsap County including Bremerton High School and the Bremerton Family YMCA.

and Corey’s Day on the Farm, two charities for kids in need. Go online to www.thunderbirdrodeo.com for schedules, ticket information and other ways to get involved.

Players are involved in the community, volunteering at local schools teaching students about sportsmanship and being good individuals with anti-bullying campaigns. General admission is $10 and children between the ages 7-12 are $3. To find out more, go to www.kitsapadmirals.com.

August brings top-notch cowboys and cowgirls to compete in the KITSAP COUNTY STAMPEDED, which is part of the annual Kitsap County Fair.

Kitsap County also has a junior ice hockey team for winter sporting entertainment. The WEST SOUND WARRIORS are a junior A hockey squad whose season starts in October. They play in the Northern Pacific Hockey League and home matches are at the Bremerton Ice Arena in East Bremerton. Tickets are $8 for reserved seating and $6 for general admission. For more ticket information, call 360-4797465 or go to www.westsoundwarriors.pointstreaksites.com.

The event has been around Kitsap for more than 60 years and is a part of the Wrangler Million Dollar Tour in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association. The five-day rodeo, taking place Aug. 24-28, conclude with the XTREME BULLS competition, which is televised on ESPN. Visit www.kitsapstampedeclub.com for more. For a festive night out, how about a trip to the roller derby rink? The NORTHWEST ROLLER DERBY COMPANY, which began in 2012, is the county’s only adult roller derby league. Northwest Derby Company (NDC) is a nonprofit run by volunteers. They are members of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association dedicated to advancing the sport of roller derby.

The SEAHAWKS are a favorite here in Washington, but not everyone can make it to every home game. Although many Kitsap residents take the ferry in to Seattle to watch the games at CenturyLink, there is a way to watch football at this side of the water during the off season.

NDC also has KITSAP DERBY BRATS, a junior roller derby squad open to girls ages 12-18 with a “tootsie” roller team for ages 5-11.

The KITSAP PENINSULA STORM is an 11-man semipro football team based out of Port Orchard. The season starts May 14 and they are raising money to build a new home field and get new uniforms.

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 information, go to www.northwestderbycompany.com.

Previously, the team played at Silverdale Stadium on Saturdays. For more information, visit the Kitsap Peninsula Storm’s Facebook page. For something a little different, why not try a rodeo? For rodeo fans, the county is home to a pair of events each summer. In June, the THUNDERBIRD PRO BENEFIT RODEO takes place the at Thunderbird Stadium at the Kitsap Fairgrounds. All proceeds from the event goes to the Northwest Burn Foundation

named after the late Bill Bloomquist who was a strong supporter of Kitsap Little League, has open baseball fields for young ball players and fans alike. KOLA KOLE PARK in Kingston has a ball field, playground and basketball court open to play for the public. For more information, location of parks and other options for outdoor recreation, visit www.kitsapgov. com/parks or see parks section.

Come Play at KTAC! Heated Salt Water Pool, Hot Tub & Sauna  Aerobics Lounge & Workout Center  Lessons,  Indoor & Outdoor Drills and Tennis Courts Classes for  Racquetball all Ages  Racquet Repair  Massage  Event Rentals 

PARKS FOR PLAY: For those wanting to partake in playing and sports instead of simply watching, Kitsap County offers many parks with playgrounds, tennis courts, soccer fields and open grass areas, as well as many hiking trails for the adventurer in you. The KITSAP FAIRGROUNDS in Silverdale offer a large playground for kids and lighted tennis courts. BILL BLOOMQUIST ROTARY PARK in Port Orchard,

Kitsap Tennis & Athletic Center 1909 NE John Carlson Rd. (360)692-8075 www.kitsaptennis.com Email: membership@kitsaptennis.com


56 | S C POOL ROTRS C O D E D S U B J E C T

GOLF

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

the two sports for players to enjoy. Location: 7263 West Belfair Road, Bremerton. Website: www.goldmountaingolf.com 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 courses after being honored at the state and national level by Golf Digest several times. The course also features lessons for junior golfers, which run from April through September. Location: 5515 McCormick Woods Drive SW, Port Orchard. Website: www.mcccormickwoordsgolf.com TROPHY LAKE

There are many golf courses in the Kitsap area for players to hit the links.

Amateur Tournament, a national championship tournament for junior golfers.

GOLD MOUNTAIN

The Gold Mountain course features two separate courses. Both the Cascade and the Olympic courses are 18 holes. They also offer annual passes, including some that allow the golfer to choose whichever course they want to golf that particular day. Gold mountain also offers soccer golf, a game that mixes

Gold Mountain has distinguished itself as Kitsap’s destination for significant golf tournaments in recent years. It was a global attraction as the Golden Mountain Golf Complex hosted the 2011 U.S. Junior

Rolling Hills Golf Course

Trophy Lake has been ranked among “America’s Best Courses You Can Play” by Golf Week and was voted “Best Public Golf Course” by Seattle Magazine’s 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, in the 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 before playing a round. Location: 3900 SW Lake Flora Road, Port Orchard. Website: www.rollinghills-golfcourse.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. Location: 2485 NE McWilliams Road, Bremerton Website: www.rollinghills-golfcourse.com WHITE HORSE

Putter’s

Restaurant & Lounge

• Open To The Public • Close To The Ferries

• Scenic 70 Par Course • Spacious Driving Range

“For Your Before & After Golfing Pleasure.” Banquet Facilities:

360-377-7077

For reservations & Tee Times: 360-479-1212

2485 NE McWilliams Rd. Bremerton, WA • Visit us online at rollinghills-golfcourse.com

White Horse, which features stunning views of the mountains, was rated as one of America’s Best new Courses in 2007 by Golf Digest. After falling into foreclosure, White Horse reopened in late 2009 under ownership of the Suquamish Tribe. The course has undergone several modifications since then. Several fairways were modified with new trees and the removal of bunkers to revamp the course. The late John Harbottle III, who designed the Olympic Course at Gold Mountain, lead the renovations. Location: 22795 Three Lions Place NE, Kingston. Website: www.whitehorsegolf.com


DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

C O L O R C O D ECDA R S USBHJ O EC WT S | 57

Need to cruise? Like classic cars? We’ve got plenty of them to show you BY LESLIE KELLY It’s a hot rod heaven. 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.

According to Chuck Mitchell, who organized the cruises in 2014, 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. “This came about because of the people who remembered cruisin’ downtown Bremerton in the 1960s and 1970s,” Mitchell said. “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.”

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. 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 the former Kmart near 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 everything from bumpers

to engines. For more information email rmuhleman@ hotmail.com. 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. 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. A $5 donation per hamburger


58 | CO AR L OSRH O CW O SD E D S U B J E C T

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016 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 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.us. KITSAP MUSTANG CLUB

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 28 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. 6, in Gig Harbor and “The Cruz” car show is in downtown in Port Orchard. This show along the waterfront is considered the largest in Kitsap County and attracts up to 20,000 visitors.

Join the car clubs and celebrate automotve history 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. 3 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:

the Saints Car Club PRESENTS The CRUZ 2016 on the waterfront in

Port Orchard, WA | AUGUST 14, 2016 8 am to 4 pm

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

UB CL R CA

Lots of Activities • Something for Everyone Trophies • Dash Plaques • Door Prizes Food Vendors • Music and Lots of CARS! For more info call 360-876-3505 or check www.portorchard.com PLEASE BRING CANNED GOODS FOR HELPLINE

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 31. For more, go to www. kitsapmustangclub.org.

Sponsored by

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.


DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

MAY 19

C O L O R C O D E D S EU VB EJ N EC TT S | 59

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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.

20-22 VIKING FEST BEGINS May 20-22 in Poulsbo, which takes over downtown Poulsbo and the waterfront; a carnival, Viking village, live entertainment, contests including a paddle board races and lutefisk eating competitions. 28-29 KITSAP HARBOR FESTIVAL May 28-29, marking the opening of the summer boating season. Bremerton Marina fills with boaters, tall ships and the historic tug Comanche in Port Orchard or Bremerton. Festival draws boaters and visitors from outlying communities. Hours: Saturday,10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, closes at 5 p.m.

JUNE

and win free raffle prizes.

18

3-5

JUNE FAIRE June 3-5, Port Gamble, www.junefaire.com.

4

11TH ANNIVERSARY KIDIMU’S BIRTHDAY BASH June 4, 10 a.m., www.kidimu.org.

6

CONCERTS ON THE BAY music every Thursday evening, Port Orchard at Waterfront Park.

18-19 KITSAP WATER TRAILS FESTIVAL June 18-19, Silverdale waterfront, www.watertrailsfestival.com 18

KEYS TO KEYPORT FUN PADDLE June 18, paddle from Poulsbo or Brownsville to nearby Keyport

ST. HANS/MIDSOMMER FEST AND SONS OF NORWAY CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION June 18, www.poulsbosonsofnorway.com

25-26 FATHOMS O’ FUN GRAND PARADE in downtown Port Orchard, June 25. Also Festival by the Sea Craft Show June 25-26. 25

BLOEDEL SUMMER CONCERT SERIES June-Aug. www.bloedelreserve.org

26

ETON GOODWIN FOUNDATION GOLF CLASSIC charity golf tournament at Horseshoe Lake Golf Course, June 26

28-29 KITSAP HARBOR FESTIVAL PIRATES RENDEZVOUS CRAFT AND VENDOR SHOW May 28-29, in Port Orchard. Fathoms Seagull Splat Run and Seagull Calling Festival and Wings cook-off Waterfront Park on May 28. Festivities begin at noon. 31

SILVERDALE FARMERS MARKET each Tuesday from May to October, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 9551 Ridgetop Blvd.

Presents The Annual

Grand Fireworks Show! July 4th - 10:30 pm on Sinclair Inlet

View from Port Orchard & Bremerton

Concerts

Noon to 10:30 pm at the Gazebo WWW.FATHOMSOFUN.ORG


60 | E CV O EL N O TR S C O D E D S U B J E C T

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

18th Annual

25

SK VOLUNTEER FIREMEN’S ASSOCIATION ANNUAL HOT FOOT 5K RACES June 25 at 9 a.m., South Kitsap Regional Park.

JULY Saturday,Saturday December 3rd, 2016 11:00 AM – 7:30 PM December 5th, 2009 City Hall & Downtown Port Orchard  

12:00 – 8:00 pm

Featuring the Jingle Bell Run/Walk and these family FREE events: the lighting of the town City Hall Downtown Port Orchard Christmas tree, the&arrival of Santa Claus on a fire truck, the Pooch’n Purr parade, hay rides, choirs, decorated boats, children’s activities, and much more. Join us for the fun!

Happy Holidays! from the

Happy City of PortHolidays! Orchard and the Festival of Chimes and Lights

From the City of Port Orchard and our presenting sponsor:

2

ROTARY AUCTION/RUMMAGE SALE July 2. Sale starts at 8 a.m., www.bainbridgeislandrotary.org.

3

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND DOWNTOWN ASSOCIATION STREET DANCE July 3. Annual street dance in Winslow for the Fourth of July. www.bainbridgedowntown.org

3

POULSBO’S GRAND FIREWORKS DISPLAY OVER LIBERTY BAY July 3 at dusk.

4

GRAND OLD FOURTH OF JULY PARADE and celebration in downtown Winslow, July 4 . Pancake breakfast at 7 a.m., street fair, 9 a.m., parade at 1 p.m.

4

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND FIREWORKS OVER EAGLE HARBOR July 4, www.bainbridgefireworks.org

4

SINCLAIR INLET ANNUAL FIREWORKS SHOW July 4.

4

FATHOMS O’ FUN ANNUAL GRAND FIREWORKS SHOW July 4 in Port Orchard at Sinclair Inlet.

4-6

OLD MILL DAYS July 4-6, Port Gamble, www.oldmilldays.com

4

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

6

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

8-10

CHRIS CRAFT RENDEZVOUS at the Port Orchard Marina, July 8-10.

15-16 BREMERTON SUMMER BREWFEST July 15-16, featuring 26 Washington Breweries pouring more than 60 Washington Summer Style Beers and live music. Hours: Saturday, 4 to 9 p.m., Sunday, noon to 6:30 p.m. 16

5TH ANNUAL SOUTH KITSAP GOLF CLASSIC July 16. Starts at 10 a.m. Sponsored by the Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce.


DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016 17

VIRGINIA V CRUISE AROUND BAINBRIDGE July 17, aboard the last of the steam-powered “Mosquito Fleet” vessels. Reservations required., www. bainbridgehistory.org

23

LIVE & RIDE MOTORCYCLE SHOW, Port Orchard, July 23

23

HISTORIC HOME AND GARDEN TOUR in Port Orchard, beginning at Sidney Art Gallery, July 23

29-31 WHALING DAYS Old Town Silverdale/Silverdale Waterfront, July 29-31. Old-fashioned carnival with food booths, live music, games and rides. Sunday at 3 p.m., watch thousands of rubber duckies race to the finish line on Dyes Inlet.

AUGUST 6

MUSTANGS ON THE WATERFRONT Aug. 6, Port Orchard.

7

BIKE FOR PIE Aug. 7, Squeaky Wheels, Bainbridge island. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m., www.squeakywheels.org.

12-14 POULSBO ARTS FESTIVAL Aug. 12-14, a juried art competition that also includes a children’s arts corner, jewelry, metal, ceramic, wood, and fabric arts. 13

KITSAP WINE FESTIVAL at Harborside Fountain Park in Bremerton, Aug. 13, a celebration of food and wine on Bremerton’s scenic waterfront, benefiting Harrison Medical Center Foundation. Hours: 2 to 5 p.m.

14

THE CRUZ CLASSIC CAR SHOW AND FESTIVAL by the Bay in Downtown Port Orchard, Aug. 14, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on the Waterfront.

12-14 TALL SHIPS LADY WASHINGTON AND HAWAIIAN CHIEFTAIN available to tour and go on sails, Brownsville, Aug. 12-14, Port Orchard Aug. 13-14 12-14 BAINBRIDGE ISLAND SUMMER STUDIO TOUR Aug. 12-14, www.bistudiotour.com. 14

FRIENDS OF THE FARMS ANNUAL FARM TO TABLE DINNER on Bainbridge island, www.friendsofthefarms.org.

19-21 CHIEF SEATTLE DAYS Aug. 19-21 www.suquamish.org/ChiefSeattleDays.aspx 24-28 KITSAP COUNTY FAIR AND STAMPEDE Kitsap County Fairgrounds, Aug. 24-28. Animals on exhibit, carnival rides and food, lots of homemade foods and crafts to view. Concerts in the evening and a fun rodeo nightly.

SEPTEMBER 3-5

BREMERTON BLACKBERRY FESTIVAL Sept. 3-5, on Bremerton’s 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.

3

TASTE OF PORT ORCHARD Sept. 3, Waterfront Park, Port Orchard.

11

FIRST SUNDAYS CONCERT Sept. 11, 4 p.m. Sasha Starcevich, Waterfront Park Community Center, www.firstsundaysconcerts.org.

14

KIWANIS SUMMER CHALLENGE BIKE RIDE Sept. 11, three routes: 16, 24 & 52 miles, www.SummerChallengeRide.org.

17

PORT ORCHARD FARMERS MARKET ANNUAL GREAT TOMATO TASTE-OFF Sept. 17. Starts at 9 a.m.

24

ROTARY WINE WITH WAGS Sept. 24, McCormick Woods, Port Orchard.

24

B.A.D. (BROWNSVILLE APPRECIATION DAY) Sept. 24 at the Brownsville Marina, free kids’ games, car show ,zombie pirate treasure hunt.

25

HARVEST FAIR AT JOHNSON FARM Sept. 25, www.friendsofthefarms.org.

OCTOBER 2

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND FIRST SUNDAYS CONCERT Oct. 2, 4 p.m., Bill Anschell Jazz Trio, Waterfront Park Community Center, www.firstsundaysconcerts.org.

2

BLOEDEL RESERVE SQUASH SCAVENGER HUNT on Bainbridge Island, www.bloedelreserve.org.

2

CELLULOID BAINBRIDGE FILM FESTIVAL www.artshum.org.

C O L O R C O D E D S EU VB EJ N EC TT S | 61


62 | E CV O EL N O TR S C O D E D S U B J E C T

9 9

POULSBO MARATHON Oct. 9 for a marathon, half marathon, 10k or relay through the region. The races starts at North Kitsap High School. BAINBRIDGE GARDENS’ 20TH ANNUAL PUMPKIN WALK throughout October, hundreds of lighted pumpkins, www. bainbridgegardens.com.

14-31 HAUNTED FAIRGROUNDS Kitsap County Fairgrounds, Oct. 14-31. Nightly haunted buildings with costumed actors sure to scare the wits out of you. 16

SOUTH KITSAP ARTISTS ASSOCIATION SHOW Sidney Art Gallery, Oct. 16 and 23, Port Orchard.

31

TRICK OR TREAT in Downtown Port Orchard or downtown Bremerton and Manette, Oct. 31, 4 p.m.

31

HALLOWEEN IN DOWNTOWN POULSBO Oct. 31, Front Street closed to traffic for ghouls, ghosts, monsters and more. Families trick or treat from shop to shop.

NOVEMBER 5 6

WINTER FARMERS MARKET ON BAINBRIDGE November-December, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Eagle Harbor Congregational Church, www.bainbridgefarmersmarket.com BAINBRIDGE ISLAND FIRST SUNDAYS CONCERT Nov. 6, 4 p.m. Michael Partington and Marc Teicholzon, Waterfront Park Community Center, www.firstsundaysconcerts. org

11-13 FATHOMS O’ FUN CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL Nov. 11-13, Port Orchard. 11

VETERAN’S DAY CELEBRATION Kitsap County Fairgrounds, Nov. 11. Celebrate our veterans with

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

patriotic speeches, displays and food. 26

BAINBRIDGE HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE AND COMMUNITY TREE LIGHTING Nov. 26, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Tree lighting at 5:30 p.m. on Madrone Lane., www.bainbridgedowntown.org.

26

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY Nov. 26, downtown Port Orchard.

26

SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY AND SILVERDALE HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING Nov. 26, Silverdale Way and Bucklin Hill Road.

26

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA Nov. 26, 8 a.m.-noon in Port Orchard at Port Orchard Eagles.

DECEMBER

3-4

BREAKFAST WITH SANTA Dec. 3-4, 10-11, a.m. downtown Port Orchard.

3/10

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

3

FESTIVAL OF CHIMES & LIGHTS Chamber Holiday Pet Parade, Sinclair Inlet Yacht Club Christmas Lane, Jingle Bell Run, Dec. 3, Port Orchard.

1

BLOEDEL RESERVE HOLIDAY VILLAGE & MODEL TRAIN DISPLAY throughout December, www.bloedelreserve.org.

3

1

GINGERBREAD HOUSES AT KIDIMU throughout December, www.kidimu.org.

POOCH & PURR PARADE Dec. 3, 4-5 p.m. Bay Street, Port Orchard. Dress your pets in style and parade them down Bay Street.

1-31

1

WINTERFEST IN DOWNTOWN BREMERTON Dec. 1, includes tree lighting, carolers and a visit from Santa.

KINGSTON COUNTRY CHRISTMAS throughout December, www.kingstonchamber.com.

1-31

2-4

B.I. WINTER STUDIO TOUR Dec. 2-4, www.bistudiotour.com.

PORT GAMBLE COUNTRY CHRISTMAS in December,www.portgamble.com.

3

JULEFEST IN DOWNTOWN POULSBO Dec. 3. 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, www.historicdowntownpoulsbo.com, www.cafnw.org, www. poulsbosonsofnorway.com, www.poulsbochamber.com.


DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

COLOR COR DE A D LS U E SB TJ E AC TT E | 63

HOMEFINDER Apartment Living in Kitsap County KINGSTON

SILVERDALE

The Reserve at Bucklin Hill 1, 2 & 3 Bedroom Apartment Homes Welcome to the Reserve at Bucklin Hill Nestled in a quiet residential area, our community features a park like setting just minutes from Subbase Bangor and the heart of Silverdale... • Renovated 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms • Modern updated apartment homes • Brand New granite counter tops • First floor apartments updated with vinyl hardwood in living and dining area • White Shaker Cabinets • Stainless appliances • Playground and outdoor basketball court • Indoor heated pool and Jacuzzi • Tanning bed • Fitness center • Business center • Pet friendly

CALL TODAY TO VIEW OUR BEAUTIFUL COMMUNITY

360.692.6388 1255 NW Mirage Lane Silverdale, WA 98383

www.ReserveAtBucklinHill.com

26150 Dulay Road NE, Kingston, WA 98346 Village Green Senior Apartments is a unique mix of BRAND NEW, one and twobedroom units located along the beautiful Kitsap Peninsula in Kingston, Washington.

(360) 297-2836

villagegreenseniorliving.com

BREMERTON

POULSBO

I & II

WHY NOT YOU? Build Your Home With Contact Housing Kitsap for more information: Phone: (360) 535-6139 TDD: (360) 535-6106 Email: Marketing@HousingKitsap.org

Our comfortable and convenient affordable community is sure to feel like home! Income restrictions apply.

• • • •

Mortgage payments based on your income 2, 3, & 4 bedroom house plans to choose from Energy Efficient homes—low utility costs Learn new skills (we provide free training) while building your own home.

20043 Winton Lane NW Poulsbo, WA 98370 wintonwoodsapts.com 360-779-3763 WintonWoods@gres.com

Call for your FREE application TODAY or get one at www.housingkitsap.org/home-ownership-program


PRO

64 | R CE O AL L O RE SCTOADT EE D S U B J E C T

Y T R E P

E N M E T G A N A M Residential • Commercial Multi-Family • H.O.A.’s

Kitsap Property Management, Inc. Serving Kitsap County for 31 Years. Family Owned and Operated. Providing Owners Worry-Free Rental Management Services To Maximize Their Financial Income! 3010 Bethel Rd SE, Port Orchard, WA 98366

360-769-3333 www.KitsapPropertyManagement.net

ACTION NOW PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO.

“WE CARE, CALL US FIRST!” Whether you need Property Management or are looking for a Rental… We specialize in Quality Residential Property in Kitsap County.

www.actionnowpm.com info@actionnowpm.com

365 Ericksen Ave. Ste. 313

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

206-842-5851 888-842-5851 Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

FREE Rental Analysis Agent Available Evenings & Weekends by Appointment Personal Tenant Screening Serving Kitsap & Mason Counties

360-698-4026

Visit our website for current listings! 9564 Silverdale Way • Silverdale

www.reidpm.com Fjord Properties, Inc. DBA

Evergreen Real Estate & Property Management Manage Single Family Homes & Condominiums

“The team that cares” Serving Bainbridge Island and Poulsbo Bainbridge Island/ Seattle

206-842-4975 Fax

206-780-8157 evergreen98110@aol.com www.evergreenpropertymanagement.com


DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

COLOR COR DE A D LS U E SB TJ E AC TT E | 65

PERTY M O R P AN AG EM E

Management companies deal directly with prospects and tenants, saving you time and worry over marketing your rentals, collecting rent, handling maintenance and repair issues, responding to tenant complaints, and even pursuing evictions.

NT

Looking to rent? Or, have a home you’re wanting to rent out?

3100 Bucklin Hill Rd., Suite 107 Silverdale, WA 98383

FREE RENTAL ANALYSIS

Single family Homes and multi-units After hours by Appointment -- On Call weekends and holidays Don’t delay - contact us today for management or showings 360-698-2464 Phone 888-698-2464 Toll Free 360-698-2436 Fax www.goodpropertymgmt.com rentals@goodpropertymgmt.com

A division of LK Ventures LLC

We are on the web www.penppm.com

We’ve got your covered Coming and Going! Tenant Services

Professional & Courteous Service Try To Meet Your Rental Needs Take The Hassle Our Of Renting A Home 24Hr. Emergency Maint. Service Professional Rent Analysis Video-Taped Move-In/Move-Out Specialize In Kitsap & N Mason Counties Online Tenant Portal

Landlord Services

Owner Statement Personal Tenant Screening -Credit, Criminal, Rental 24Hr. Emergency Maint. Service Professional Rent Analysis Video-Taped Move-In/Move-Out Cater To Needs Of Investors Online Owner Portal

3888 Randall Way NW, Suite 103 Silverdale, WA 98383 • office 360-307-8114

Here to serve the you Hoodfrom Canalthe Bridge to theCanal TacomaBridge NarrowstoBridge—Kitsap, & Mason Counties Hereyou tofrom serve Hood the TacomaPeirce Narrows Bridge

Kitsap, Pierce & Mason Counties Helping people BUY & SELL

residential / land / waterfront / new construction

Helping people BUY & SELL

23861 NE State Route 3 • Belfair, WA 98528 HOMES/LAND/WATERFRONT/NEW CONSTRUCTION 360-275-2868 • www.reidrealestate.com • bel@reidrealestate.com

Reid Real Estate 23861 NE State Route 3 www.reidrealestate.com bel@reidrealestate.com Belfair, WA 98528


66 | M CO A LR O IN R A CS O D E D S U B J E C T

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

Marinas There’s a marina at just about every stop in Kitsap County BY LESLIE KELLY If you are someone who likes to take your boat out and try a different location every night, there’s a plentitude of marinas in Kitsap County for you to try. Whether you’re staying for a day or a month or a year, there’s a place to moorage your boat and take advantage of the local restaurants, museums and shops, not to mention the views. The Port Orchard Marina is 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 pumpout, 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. EAGLE HARBOR 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 mid-Sound 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


DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

C O L O R C O D E D MS U AR B JI E NC AT S | 67

amenities including locked U.S. Postal mailboxes and locked storage units are available. 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. Proximity to the Olympic Peninsula offers opportunities for campers, hikers and bikers as well. Washington State Ferries operate the western terminal of the Edmonds-Kingston run at the Port of Kingston. 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. Pier is available April to October makes launching and entering your boat a breeze. Parking stalls available for both vehicle and trailer parking. The park also has a playground and seasonally Olympic Outdoor Center has kayaks and paddle boards for rent adjacent to the pier.

warmer months beginning with Kitsap Harbor Festival on Memorial Day and culminating with the Blackberry Festival on Labor Day Weekend. There are concerts on the dock each Friday evening. 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.

IN BREMERTON:

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.

This is one of the premiere marinas in Kitsap County. Every direction offers a view with potential to take one’s breath away.

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

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. The marina boardwalk hosts festivals during the

fee. There is no charge for dinghy storage. WATER FESTIVALS: Both the Poulsbo and the Bremerton marinas take part each year in the National Marina Day, which this year is June 11. 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. 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 2017. 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.

Chart A Course Toward Adventure With....

Robert Heay’s

Port Orchard Yacht Sales Quality Power & Sailing Yachts

“Making your Boating Dreams Come True.” Serving You For Over 26 Years, We Appreciate Your Loyalty! ~ Captain Robert Heay & Crew

www.yachtworld.com/poys 555 Bay Street, Port Orchard WA 98366

360-876-4584


68 | H CO EA LO L TR HCCOA DR EE D S U B J E C T

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016


DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

COLOR COD HE D A LSTUHBCJ E AC RT E | 69

TO YOUR HEALTH: Emergencies happen. Be we’ve got places to take care of you and your pets

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.

For less threatening emergencies, here’s a list of medical urgent care offices and medical centers in Kitsap: BAINBRIDGE ISLAND SWEDISH CLINIC 945 Hildebrand Lane NE, Suite 100 206-855-7700 KINGSTON KITSAP MEDICAL GROUP 26114 Illinois Ave. 360-297-2696 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 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


70 | H CO EA LO L TR HCCOA DR EE D S U B J E C T

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

PHARMACIES Pharmacies are available at all RITE AID stores, CVS stores, WALGREEN’S, SAFEWAY stores and ALBERTSON’S throughout Kitsap County. Additionally, there are pharmacies at locally-owned drug stores including VERN’S WINSLOW UNITED on Bainbridge; APOTHECARY UNITED DRUGS in Bremerton; FARRELL’S PHARMACY in Kingston; at FRED MEYER in Bremerton and Port Orchard, WALMART in Port Orchard or Poulsbo; PENINSULA COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES in Bremerton; PENINSULA COMMUNITY HEALTH in Port Orchard; CASCADE SPECIALTY PHARMACY, Poulsbo; KITSAP PHARMACY AT CENTRAL MARKET; COSTCO PHARMACY, TARGET and NORTHWOODS LODGE PHARMACY in Silverdale.

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

mom

SENIOR LIVING

Harbor House

MEMORY CARE

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/

Mom always took care of me....

Liberty Shores

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

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

WEATHER UNDERGROUND www.wunderground.com/


DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

C O L OU R NCI O QD U EE D L YS U KB IT J ES C AT P | 71

Uniquely

Kitsap A place we call home.

Large Selection of

Comfort Footwear

Join our Loyal Local Club 365 day returns • Internet Price Match • 5%Rebates • Free Birthday Socks

Comfort, Quality, Style • Women’s, Men’s, Kids’

206-842-5679

275 High School Road

Island Village near Safeway • Bainbridge Island, WA

Building Lasting Relationships One Home At A Time

Making real estate dreams a reality.

Jane Woodward

360.509.6988 • 360.509.2260 www.realestatekitsap.com

Realtor, John L Scott Real Estate 360-779-8520 | 19723 10th Ave NE #200 | Poulsbo www.janewoodward.johnlscott.com


72 | P C LO AL COERS CTOOD E WD O RS SUHB IJ PE C T

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

Worship

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church

With Us...

1187 Wyatt Way NW, Bainbridge Island WA 98110

S Our

info@stbbi.org

www.stbbi.org

The Welcoming Place for All in Christ

rch hu

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

ur’s Lutheran o i C av

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

We also offer two Sunday Evening Prayer services each month. Please visit our website for more information. We look forward to Welcoming You! 206-842-5601

Port Orchard United Methodist Church “Join us in living our faith as we serve our God in Christ”

Sunday Morning 8:00am Rite I Contemplative Service 10:00am Rite II Festive Service with Sunday School and Nursery

Sunday Services – 8 and 10:30 a.m. Contemporary Service & Education for all – 9:15 a.m. Pastor Paul Meeker – 360-479-6374

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

Sycamore Tree Preschool 360-792-2213

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

manetteonline.com

St. Olaf Catholic Church 18943 Caldart Ave., Poulsbo 360-779-4291 St. Peter Mission 910 South St., Suquamish St. Olaf Church Masses Saturday 6:30 pm (Spanish) Sunday 8:00 am 10:45 am St. Peter Mission Mass Saturday 4:30 pm Jubilee Year Pilgrimage Site Saturday 12 noon – 4:00 pm

360.373.2103

sunday mornings 10:30 1137 Hayward Ave. Bremerton, WA 98310

Following JESUS in the Company of Friends

• Inspiring Worship & Relevant Bible Teaching • Serving Locally and Globally

www.northpointpoulsbo.org

• Come as you are • Sunday School Ministry for all ages, including safe & loving childcare Time 9:30 AM 360.779.0800 Worship 1779 Hostmark St., Poulsbo

S


DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

Worship

C O LP O L A R CCEOS DTEOD W SU OB R JS EHCI T P | 73

With Us... FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF BREMERTON

FIRST UNITED METHODIST BREMERTON UNITED CHURCH OF BREMERTON

COME AND SEE GOD’S LOVE!

Poulsbo First Lutheran Church

Sunday Worship

Community Church

Sunday Worship Service  10:30 A.M. Childcare Provided   ages 4 and under 

Spirit led. Community focused. Laughter included. Everyone welcome.

 Faith Formation for Adults  at 9:00 A.M.    Pastor: Rev. Marta G. Schellberg

8:30am and 11:00am 9:45am Sunday School (Sept.-May) Babysitting available infant to 5 yr.

18920 4th Ave NE, Poulsbo WA 360-779-2622

First Lutheran

METHODIST CHURCH 

Sunday Worship times @ 9:00 & 10:30 a.m 2483 Mitchell Road SE Port Orchard, WA 98366 Phone: (360) 876-3901

♦ ♦

www.bremertonumc.org.  

www.pflc.org

 1150 Marine Drive, Bremerton, WA 98312  360-373-3510  bremertonumc@yahoo.com 

www.firstlutheranpo.com

Mt. If you’re going to have an attitude, you may as well have a good one!

Zion Baptist OURMissionary LADY STAR OF THE SEA Church Roman Catholic Parish

1906 13th Street– Bremerton, WA 98337 Church Office: (360) 377-9169 Weekend Mass Schedule: Sacrament of Reconciliation Email: mtzionmbc@qwestoffice.net Saturday Vigil: 5:15 Wednesday:  5-6 Sunday:  8:15 , 11:00 , 5:15 Saturday:  10-11 , 3-4:45 Website: www.mountzionbremerton.org Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church First Friday:  After 7 devotions PM

AM

AM

PM

PM

AM

PM

PM

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 Change your attitude about church, come check out Emmanuel Sun 9 AM & 11 AM Wed 12 Noon & 7 PM 1023 6th Street, Bremerton, WA 98337 360.479.3674 www.emmanuelapostolicchurch.com

Port Madison Lutheran Church

14000 N Madison Avenue NE (Corner of N Madison & Torvanger) Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 206-842-4746 http://portmadisonlutheranchurch.org Join us on Sundays! Christian Education Hour - 9:15am -- includes Adult class and Sunday School for all ages Sunday Worship Service - 10:30am

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.”


74 | M CO I LL IOTRA RC YO D E D S U B J E C T

KITSAP MILITARY

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

at the Pentagon before taking on his current role as commanding officer for NBK. NBK has 1,853 buildings spread out over 11,200 acres, and 70 tenants including members of the Coast Guard, Marines and the Army. Zwolfer said NBK had a huge economic impact on the area. NBK’s annual payroll was more than $2.3 billion for its 14,500 military personnel, 17,000 civilian personnel and 7,500 contractors. The direct impact outside the base, Zwolfer said, provided for 21,700 jobs and $833 million in earnings, with an output of another $2.3 billion. The the Navy’s total economic impact in Kitsap County – both inside and outside the base – was thus more than $4.6 billion per year. When both the Stennis and Nimitz are in, “Bremerton is pretty much packed to the gills … We’re designed to have two aircraft carriers but it’s very, very tight.” He said the barracks were at 99.5 percent capacity. THE POPULATION OF NAVAL BASE KITSAP-BANGOR INCLUDES: Active Duty military: 25,000 Civilian employees: 16,392 Family members: 18,700 Retirees: 35,908

The military is a big part of Kitsap County BY CHRIS TUCKER In an era of shrinking military budgets, Naval Base Kitsap is a growth area. That according to the self-described “landlord” in charge of the base, Capt. Thomas Zwolfer, commanding officer for NBK. NBK encompasses five local major areas: the Bangor submarine base, Bremerton with the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility and aircraft carriers, a fuel depot at Manchester, research and torpedo maintenance facilities at Keyport and housing at Jackson Park. 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. Hospitals and clinic staff were the fourth-largest group on NBK. NBK also includes two areas outside of Washington state: the Southeast Alaska Acoustic Measurement Facility in Ketchikan, Alaska, as well as radio towers in British Columbia, Canada. “I would argue that besides being the third-largest base we’re probably the most complex base. We have the most missions of any other base in the United States,” Zwolfer said. “The strategic deterrence mission in the Pacific has increased in importance. We’ve gone from six Trident ballistic missile submarines to eight. We also have two of the guided missile submarines.” The Ohio-class ballistic submarine mission was a key leg of the nuclear deterrent triad. The Air Force provides the other two legs with bombers and Minutemen missiles. “Naval Base Kitsap has been growing over the last 10 years. And we have the largest military construction project going on in the Navy right now – that’s the EHW-2 (Explosives Handling Wharf 2) pier that’s being built up in Bangor. We just completed the PIDAS fence (Perimeter Intrusion Detection Assessment System), which is the large security fence up in Bangor,” Zwolfer said. Zwolfer, a 1988 graduate of the Naval Academy, served as commanding officer of the USS Bremerton submarine and later worked

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. 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. 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. 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.


DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

COLOR CODED SUBJECT | 75


76 | COLOR CODED SUBJECT

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

homes. art. Arriving Summer 2016 | THE ISLAND LIVING GALLERY

S

pectacular by nature, Bainbridge Island around the United States comparing the of fighting bumper-to-bumper traffic? In fact and much of Kitsap County epitomize Puget Sound with Cape Cod, Miami, San many city workers walk or ride their bicycle the storybook town and country lifestyle that Francisco and beyond. Their criteria was and leave the stress behind them – it’s a life many of us long for. There’s an authentic spirit simple but decisive – “islands to escape in perfect balance. Maybe that’s why so many of place here and it’s the kind of community to, where you can actually live year-round generations choose to raise their families here you don’t just live in, you truly come home to. within electronic distance of your new, more and why their children return to raise theirs. Living in Kitsap County doesn’t mean you’re sophisticated life requirements, but still on missing out on any big city benefits either. an island.” Not surprisingly, Bainbridge Island Perhaps the best part of living in Kitsap County is all the recreation it offers. New residents are delighted to find the gateway to Puget Sound and a nationally-ranked school system, There’s an authentic spirit of place here As the San Juan Islands this maritime every urban convenience imaginable region is a boater’s paradise with a and thankfully, many other boutique and it’s the kind of community you don’t bounty of waterways to explore. Or retailers that are quintessentially just live in, you truly come home to. enjoy any of the countless parks, Kitsap. When there’s a need to connect to downtown Seattle, it’s only a ferry ride away. captured the top spot in the US for its nearby mountain ranges and even miles of matchless beauty, abundant amenities and oceanfront beaches that await your discovery The word is getting out. In 2011, Realogics relative affordability, all while being in close on the other side of the Olympic peninsula. Golf or tennis anyone? You’re in luck. There are Sotheby’s International Realty arrived on proximity to a major metro area. many renowned country clubs to choose from. Bainbridge Island providing their global audience with a window to Kitsap lifestyles Newcomers to the Pacific Northwest are Looking for a more cosmopolitan experience? and the world of residential opportunities that increasingly choosing Kitsap County as a Stroll along Winslow on Bainbridge Island exist here. In 2016, they are proud to share in preferred alternative to pricier peer markets where you’ll find world-class dining, boutique re-envisioning the Old Hardware Store as it around Seattle and Bellevue on the mainland, shopping, wine tastings, art walks and every transforms into the Island Living Gallery, a new especially for waterfront homes. For those that other kind of cultural connection. centerpiece in the heart of downtown Winslow. work in downtown Seattle, the daily commute is actually a relaxing glide across Elliott Bay in Bainbridge Island and the broader Kitsap Editors of TopTenRealEstateDeals.com and less time than driving to a suburb. Why not County region offers proof that you really can CNBC have explored the top island enclaves read the paper and catch up on emails instead have it all if you know where to look for it.


DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

C O L EXTRAORDINARY. O R C O D E D DISTINCTIVE. S U B J E CEXPERTISE. T | 77

dine. Opening a window to a world of opportunity, discover this artful showcase of fine properties and lifestyles in our new showroom in the heart of historic Winslow.

Realogics Sotheby’s Int’l Realty

206.842.0842 | RSIR.com Info@RSIR.com

Dennis Paige 206.920.3824

Sonja Jones 206.769.0669

Kristi Nelson 206.391.1718

Gigi Norwine 206.427.6492

Mark Middleton 360.710.3066

Meg Burkett 360.271.7426

Joanna Paterson 206.612.1976

Karen Keefe 206.200.4732

Sue Eller 360.797.5811

Mudge Mair 206.276.8139

Leah Applewhite 206.387.0439

Sharon Kortum 206.276.6485

Daniel Binswanger 360.797.5312

Kinam Sohn 206.851.7646

Marilyn Turner Office Manager

Bruciato

pizzeriabruciato.com | brendanmcgill.com info@pizzeriabruciato.com Each Office Is Independently Owned And Operated.


78 | COLOR CODED SUBJECT

STEPHEN COUPE Sr. Mortgage Specialist MLO-98160

360.271.8564 Direct

scoupe@directorsmortgage.net

STACY JORDAN

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

DAVE BORCHERDING

Sr. Mortgage Specialist

Sr. Mortgage Specialist

MLO-97039

WA MLO-138103

360.265.5597 Direct

360.731.1109 Direct

sjordan@directorsmortgage.net

dborcherding@directorsmortgage.net

CAMERON SALLEY Sales Associate WA MLO-1276344

360.731.1346 Direct

csalley@directorsmortgage.net

YOUR Silverdale MORTGAGE SPECIALISTS directorsmortgage.net | 360.698.3020

Information deemed reliable but subject to change without notice. Qualifying buyers only, subject to credit approval. This is not a commitment to lend. Call for Details. Consumer Loan License NMLS-3240, CL-3240.


DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

C O L O R C O D EMDA R SU I JBUJ A EN CT A | 79

Take the high road To the best buds in Kitsap County BY LESLIE KELLY Since the recreational use of marijuana became legal in the state of Washington in 2014, more than a dozen retail marijuana locations have opened in Kitsap County. Anyone 21 years of age and older can purchase up to one ounce of useable marijuana (the harvested flowers or bud), 16 ounces of marijuana-infused edibles in solid form, 72 ounces in liquid form, and seven grams of marijuana concentrates. You’ll need a photo identification that shows your age. And products can only legally be purchased in state-licensed retail stores. Just a note, most stores only accept cash, although most have ATMs. One of the most popular cannabis retailers in Kitsap County is PAPER & LEAF on Bainbridge Island. Paper & Leaf has adopted an art gallery/ record store vibe. Think open and accessible. “We designed this to feel like a gallery,” said co-owner Steven Kessler. Display cases made of recycled wood —each with different varieties of cannabis locked inside —- grace the walls like works of art. And there’s one wall reserved as a rotating gallery with works by Bainbridge and other Kitsap-area artists. Owners says it was important to them to create a safe, friendly and welcoming place; an environment that will help remove the

stigma surrounding marijuana. If you have time and want to be in the know, attend a Cannabis 101 session on the fourth Monday of each month from 4 to 7 p.m. at 8040 NE Day Road on Bainbridge Island. Call 206-379-2560 for a free shuttle. HIGHWAY 420 in Bremerton is one of the top-selling stores in Kitsap County. Sales in the past year topped $2.89 million. Owned by Brian Rose and Michelle Beardsley, doors opened for business in 2014. Owners stress that their efforts are focused on educating customers and the general community on proper marijuana usage, as well as changing the inaccurate, negative stereotypes associated with marijuana. You’ll find them at 1225 Hollis St., Bremerton or call 360-627-8754. GREEN WAY MARIJUANA is another choice. Located at 4851 Geiger Road in Port Orchard, the shop has the highest rated customer service. They even offer Happy Hour specials each day from, you got it, 4:20 p.m. to 8 p.m. Ask about the frequent high loyalty program. And the county has one of the first Tribalowned and operated cannabis retailers, AGATE PASS DREAMS, in Suquamish. It’s close to the Agate Pass Bridge on Highway 305 across from Clearwater Casino. The store opened in the spring and carries a variety of cannabis blends and merchandise.


80 | CO AN LO NR A BCI O S DED SUBJECT

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

CANNABIS

the bloodstream via the lungs. Cannabis can be smoked in a variety of pipe-like implements made in different shapes and of different materials. Joint is a slang term for a cigarette rolled using cannabis. Cannabis joints are made with pure herbal cannabis or with cannabis mixed with tobacco or various non-addictive herbs; a filler is often used to help hashish burn in a joint. A joint typically contains 250–750 mg net weight of cannabis and/ or fillers. A blunt is cannabis rolled with a cigar wrapper (usually tobacco leaf, which may contain nicotine).

How marijuana can legally be consumed in Washington State SMOKING MARIJUANA: Cannabis smoking is the inhalation of smoke or vapors released by heating the flowers, leaves, or extracts of cannabis. Smoking releases the main psychoactive chemical in cannabis, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is absorbed into

Pipes made for smoking cannabis, sometimes called pieces or bowls, are made of a variety of materials, including blown glass, metal fittings, ceramic, Borosilicate glass, stone, wood, bamboo and other materials (preferably not aluminum). Subtypes include one-hitters, bubblers, chillums, glass blunts, corn cob pipes, and standard hand pipes. Pipes vary greatly in shape and materials, and most are handmade. The common thread between them is having a narrow screened receptacle (“bowl”), a “stem” (which may be a long flexible tube as on hookahs and vaporizers), and a “mouthpiece”. The smoking material is placed in the receptacle and affected with a heat source while air is drawn through the bowl and stem to the user. A bong is similar to a pipe, only it has a water-chamber through which cannabis smoke passes prior to inhalation and a wide “mouth” typically around 3.8–5.1 cm (1.5–2.0 in) in diameter. Users fill the bong with water, sometimes also adding ice in order to cool the smoke. This cooling effect allows a larger amount of cannabis to be consumed at once while reducing the discomfort caused by the heat of the smoke. The bowl and stem assembly of most bongs is removed briefly after the cannabis is burned, allowing clean air to circulate and clear the smoke chamber, ensuring no smoke dissipates without being properly consumed. EDIBLE PRODUCTS:

The Pacific Northwest's Premiere Head Shop!

One-of-a-kind Goods From The One-of-a-kind Store

Featuring:

• Hookahs • Vaporizers • Kratom • Posters • Pipes • Smoking Accessories • Incense • Hemp Necklaces • Clothing • Glass Beads • Beaded Curtains • Papers • Stickers • Patches • Hemp Supplies • Tapestries Hand Blown Glass Art • Long Boards • Skate Accessories

617 N. Callow Ave, Bremerton 360.479.3242 www.piedpipersemporium.com

Read labels and go slowly. Don’t hesitate to ask questions. Legal marijuana edibles are often made with concentrated cannabis oil, meaning they may be much stronger than edibles you have tried in the past. Depending on your body type, edibles can take up to two hours to fully take effect and may impair your ability to drive, work, or operate machinery safely for a longer period of time. Be careful. Start with a single five-mg serving or less, and don’t take more until you wait a full two hours. Most importantly, keep edibles far away from children and pets. CONCENTRATES Marijuana concentrates come in a number of forms: oils, hashes, waxes, kiev and amber glass. If marijuana was compared to alight beer, then concentrates would be a stiff whiskey drink. They are strong and have a quick effect, so begin with a small amount. VAPORIZER PENS Vaporizer pens are relatively new to the legal marijuana market and work similarly to electronic cigarettes. Be careful and go slowly when using them because they often use concentrated cannabis oils.


DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

C O L O R C O D E DC AS U NB N JAEBCI T S | 81

Home of the “4:20 Green Light Special” HWY 420 is a full service recreational marijuana store with a great selection of marijuana, edibles, pipes, bongs, vape pens, papers and much more!!

Scan for m ore Deals and info, Fun!

Open 7 days a week Monday-Saturday 9:00-10:00pm Sunday 10am -8pm 360-932-3182 ∙ www.hwy420.xyz

1110 Charleston Beach Rd. W Bremerton, WA 98312 This product has intoxicating effects and may be habit forming. Marijuana can impair concentration, coordination and judgment. Do not operate a vehicle or machinery under the influence of this drug. There may be health risks associated with the consumption of this product. For use by adults 21 and older. Keep out of reach of children.


82 | COL MO MRU N C IOTDI EE DS S U B J E C T

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.

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016


DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

C O LB O AR I N CB O RD I DE G D E S IUSBLJ AE N CD T | 83

Bainbridge Island A place of natural beauty BY BRIAN KELLY Rolling waves on Puget Sound rushed to reach the shores of the forested island paradise and broke into foamy applause when they reached the beach. Captain George Vancouver had no idea what lay beyond the wooded coastline of Bainbridge Island as he explored Puget Sound in 1792. A half century later, however, Captain Charles Wilkes discovered that the place that more than 23,000 lucky souls now call home was actually an island unto itself, set apart from the Kitsap Pennisula to the west by Agate Passage. Wilkes proclaimed the isle “Bainbridge Island,” in honor

of Commodore William Bainbridge, a hero of the War of 1812 who was in command of the USS Constitution during its victorious battle against the HMS Java, where Bainbridge was wounded twice but maintained command of his ship. His deeds would soon earn him the Congressional Gold Medal. It wasn’t long before others, too, would link his namesake with gold and good fortune. “Bainbridge Island will be to Seattle what Long Island is to New York,” proclaimed an advertisement in the Aug. 22, 1906 edition of the Seattle Star. An anonymous advertiser was selling 34 acres of prop-

erty on the island — with a thousand feet of waterfront, a 7-acre orchard, and 15 acres of cleared land — for $6,000. “This is the greatest bargain ever offered in Seattle,” the ad announced. Bainbridge Island hasn’t become the West Coast version of Long Island, of course, a detail that delights visitors and residents new and old alike. A visit to Bainbridge Island itself is one of the best bargains to be had, thanks to a 35-minute ferry ride from downtown Seattle. Thousands of visitors who come to the island every year don’t even bother to bring

a car; “walk-ons” board one of the two ferries that serve Bainbridge from Seattle’s Colman Dock (Pier 52) and step off the boat just minutes away from Winslow, the island’s downtown. It’s a popular destination, no question. Last year, the ferries to and from Bainbridge carried more than 6.3 million riders; tourists, commuters, islanders and other visitors. Almost half — more than 3 million people — were passengers on foot. 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 volunteers a few years ago, before heading into town. Just across the street from The Waypoint is the BAINBRIDGE ISLAND MUSEUM OF ART, a crown


84 | B CA O ILNOBRR C I DOGDEE D I S SL UA BNJDE C T

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016 Settlers began establishing a community on the north side of Eagle Harbor in the 1870s, and islanders made their living in logging, farming and shipbuilding. At one end of downtown stands EAGLE HARBOR CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH, built in 1896. Over time, the island’s main street added more and more shops, all independent, and that character hasn’t changed in our modern world. The venerable and iconic downtown mainstay, TOWN & COUNTRY MARKET, has just completed a major remodel but still retains its classic BI character — and iconic neon message-board sign in front.

jewel in Kitsap County’s cultural offerings, a freeadmission facility that opened in 2013 and features artists from Bainbridge and across the region. Continue along Winslow Way, the main street through downtown, to find multiple art galleries, boutiques, one-of-a-kind stores, cafes and coffee shops, remarkable restaurants and one of the best independent book stores in Puget Sound.

still rooted in the past; a pedestrian-friendly thoroughfare that for more than 140 years has served the diverse residents of the Eagle Harbor towns of Madrone, then Winslow, and today, the city of Bainbridge Island — which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year of its all-island incorporation. ISLAND HISTORY All-island cityhood was a long time coming.

Winslow Way has changed with the times but is

305 Madison Ave N • Bainbridge Island 206-842-5786 Open Every Day 7am–8pm

Just up nearby Ericksen Avenue, visitors can fully immerse themselves in the island’s intriguing past at the BAINBRIDGE ISLAND HISTORICAL MUSEUM, located in a 1908 schoolhouse. Displays include an exhibit on the Japanese American internment of 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 Pritchard Park). The museum also has on display photographs of Manzanar, one of the interment camps, taken by renowned photographer Ansel Adams. Current highlights at the historical museum also include a display on the Port Blakely lumber mill, once the most productive lumber mill in the coun-


DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

C O LB O AR I N CB O RD I DE G D E S IUSBLJ AE N CD T | 85

try, and exhibits on the Native Americans who once used Bainbridge Island as their hunting and fishing grounds, as well as the explorers who charted Puget Sound (including Navy Lieutenant Charles Wilkes, the sailor 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 the island started in the 1920s — the crossing fee for a driver and car would soar to $1 by the start of World War II — and the Agate Pass Bridge opened in 1950 and connected the island to the Kitsap Peninsula. Bainbridge Island, which spans more than 27 square miles and is the eighth-largest island in the state of Washington, is also the second largest city in Kitsap County. It’s been named by Money magazine as one of the best places in the United States to live, as well as one of the best places to raise children. And it was also named a Google eCity as the number one online business community in the state. ISLAND PARKS Part of the island’s attraction is its ample amount of parks, trails and open space. Much of the public space on the island is maintained by the BAINBRIDGE ISLAND

www.bestwestern.com/indiefilms M K Guertin Award Recipient 2011 - 2014 recognizing top Best Western Hotels leading in quality, service & guest satisfaction

Bainbridge Island Suites Ask about our special Friends & Family rates!

(206) 855-9666 350 NE High School Road Bainbridge Island www.bestwestern.com/bainbridgeislandsuites

397 Winslow Way E (206) 842-8595 www.StreamlinerDiner.com Serving breakfast, lunch & dinner Mon-Sat 7-2:30 • Sun 7:30-2:30 Tues-Thurs 5-9 • Fri & Sat 5-9:30

Bainbridge Island favorite since 1980


86 | B CA O ILNOBRR C I DOGDEE D I S SL UA BNJDE C T

ARRIVING SUMMER 2016 240 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge Island 206.842.0842 | RSIR.com Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

METROPOLITAN PARK & RECREATION DISTRICT, which just celebrated its 50th anniversary. The park district has land holdings that total more than 1,480 acres, with 33 miles of trails and 41 parks and stand-alone park facilities, including a popular aquatic center just north of downtown. Parks on the island continue to grow, too. Last year, 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 BLOEDEL RESERVE is the island’s most famous park, more accurately, a 150-acre public garden. Co-owner of the MacMillan Bloedel Timber Company, Prentice Bloedel, with his wife Virginia resided in what is now the Bloedel Reserve from 1951 until 1986. The Bloedels spent many of their years on the property transforming it into a magical oasis that would become a internationally renowned public garden. Its 150 acres, located on the north end of the island, seamlessly blend natural woodlands and a variety of landscaped gardens, including a Japanese Garden, a Moss Garden, and Reflection Pool, all surrounding the Bloedel’s former estate home. The impressive French country house boasts one of the best views on the island of Puget Sound.

ARRIVING SUMMER 2016 240 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge Island 206.842.0842 | RSIR.com Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated

GAZZAM LAKE provides another spectacular island stroll, with 445 acres of forests and wetlands. Located on the southwestern side of the island, an ample trail system carves through the park offering one of the most beautiful hikes on the peninsula. Most of the area remains untouched by human development, which provides for a well-connected habitat for animals of the Pacific Northwest. The park has two entrances. The northern entrance


DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

C O LB O AR I N CB O RD I DE G D E S IUSBLJ AE N CD T | 87

Uniquely

Bainbridge Island BIKING | HIKING | FARMER’S MARKET | WINERIES Broker | Real Estate

KM

Seasonal Color • Annuals • Perennials Native Plants • Specimen Trees • Pots Statuary • Bonsai • Natural Garden Care Products Gifts for Home & Garden • On-site Café

LUXURY

Kimberly McLaughlin

homesbainbridge.com

9415 Miller Road NE • 206.842.5888 www.bainbridgegardens.com

cell: 206.948.7135 kim@homesbainbridge.com

serving children from birth through 6th grade 10994 Arrow Point Drive NE Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

(206) 842-4966

REAL ESTATE


88 | B CA O ILNOBRR C I DOGDEE D I S SL UA BNJDE C T Uniquely

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

Bainbridge Island

THEATRE | FINE DINING | UNIQUE SHOPS | MUSEUMS

Short & Extended Stays Where guests are treasured

www.skiffpoint.com | 206.842.7026 Red Boats, Argenteuil, by Claude Monet

Used with permission

Island Living Gallery

home. art. dine. 206.842.4718 265 NE WINSLOW WAY | BAINBRIDGE ISLAND

ARRIVING SUMMER 2016 240 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge Island 206.842.0842 | RSIR.com Each Office is Independently Owned and Operated


DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

C O LB O AR I N CB O RD I DE G D E S IUSBLJ AE N CD T | 89

Uniquely

Bainbridge Island Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District presents

SOUNDS o f SUMMER

Wednesday Evening Concerts at Battle Point Park • 7-8:30pm • July 6 Chebon Tiger • July 13 Joey Jewel Sinatra Tribute

• July 20 Nick Drummond of The Senate • July 27 Chance McKinney

• Aug. 3 Planet Groove Sponsored by

Go to www.biparks.org for more info

BIKING | HIKING | FARMER’S MARKET | WINERIES MOSTLY ORGANIC COMFORT FOOD MADE FROM SCRATCH! And Locally Roasted Espresso. At the gas station! 406 NE High School Rd, Bainbridge Island

BREAKFAST - LUNCH - DINNER 206-842-5595 | www.jakespickup.com Supplements, Healthy Foods, Gifts and Yoga Gear

169 Winslow Way East Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 206-842-2759

Food, toys and supplies for the physical and emotional health of your pet!

Advice is always free!! Paws and Fins Pet Shop 206-780-1141 360 Tomey Ln, Suite 198 Bainbridge Island, WA 98110

Thuy’s Roosters Cafe Breakfast Pho Noodle Soup Bun Salad Noodle Bowl Gourmet Sandwiches Espresso Bubble Tea Beer, Wine & Spirits Outdoor Seating Wi-fi Sun - Thurs 7:30am - 8pm Fri - Sat 7:30am - 8:30pm

206.842.1769


90 | B CA O ILNOBRR C I DOGDEE D I S SL UA BNJDE C T

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016 Visitors taking in a wine tour can expect a quiet, intimate experience where they can enjoy a glass of wine with a view. Island wines are like the counterpart to the beer-brewing industry — they are crafted. Vintners spend significant time and effort to craft and blend to produce distinct wines, achieving signature tastes only found in their bottles. Wine is not the only flavor on the island. For palettes with more kick, BAINBRIDGE ISLAND ORGANIC DISTILLERS offers small batches of whiskey, gin and vodka. It’s all organic, and full of character. More information can be found at www. bainbridgewineries.com and www.bainbridgedistillers.com. ISLAND EVENTS Every first Friday of the month brings out the highly prevalent arts community for a night to share work and company. Shops and showing rooms along Winslow Way hosts artwork from near and far.

is located a quarter mile west of Crystal Spring Drive from Marshall Road. Another entrance is located on the south end with a four-car parking area off of Baker Hill Road on Deerpath Lane. More park information can be found at www.biparks.org. THE TASTES OF BAINBRIDGE ISLAND

SUMMER

IS HERE

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

FOR ALL HOME IMPROVEMENT NEEDS

Your Locally Owned Full-Service, Family Hardware Home Store

Mon-Fri 8a-7p • Sat 8a-6p • Sun 10a-5p 635 High School Road NE • (206) 842-9901 www.acehardware.com

Another weekly attraction is the farmers market, held every Saturday from April through November at the Town Square Park just behind Winslow Way. The island is home to a wealth of farmers, who all bring their specialty selections to the market along with crafts and other products. Perhaps the largest attraction to the island is the annual Chilly Hilly, which draws thousands of cyclists to the island streets for one of the more intense bike rides of the year. Not only is it held in the brisk month of February, it takes riders on the severe gradients of the islands many hills and slopes. Bainbridge’s other big event is the Grand Old Fourth of July Celebration, an oldfashioned extravaganza that kicks off with a street dance in downtown the night before July 4. The town’s main drag is closed for the famous mile-long 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.


DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

C O L O R CN OO D RE TD HS U KB IT J ES C AT P | 91

Poulsbo

Public art tells Poulsbo’s story BY RICHARD WALKER You notice the Norwaythemed building fronts in historic downtown Poulsbo first, but it’s the public art that tells the story about this place. The heritage of the first newcomers to this place is told in mural and sculpture. On the side of the BOEHM’S CHOCOLATE building, a mural by James Mayo depicts a Viking ship in a Norwegian fjord. On the side of the FAT

APPLE BAKERY down the street, a mural, also by Mayo, depicts a Norwegian woman backdropped by snowcapped mountains. In Muriel Iverson Williams Waterfront Park, a bronze sculpture, “Viking,” faces the SONS OF NORWAY LODGE; the sculpture was dedicated in honor of Maurice Lindvig, who served as mayor from 1969-1976. Also in the park is “The Guardian Stone” by Lisa

Stirrett, inspired by a larger sculpture in Norway that commemorates the Battle of Hafrsfjord in 872, when King Harald Fairhair united Norway under one crown. A sculpture, “Norseman” by Mark Gale, stands at the corner of Viking Avenue and Lindvig Way. Our ties to the marine environment are also told in art. A portion of the landscape at OYSTER PLANT PARK is

patterned after the inside of a nautilus shell. A large octopus sculpture, also by Gale, in front of the POULSBO MARINE SCIENCE CENTER tells of the marine life in Liberty Bay. A school of salmon swim along the wall of BLUEWATER ARTWORKS. At FISH PARK, where Dogfish Creek flows into Liberty Bay, murals and sculptures remind us of the interdependence of people and the environment that sustains them. A wall sculpture at POULSBO LIBRARY ties it all together — the First People


92 | N COL RO TH R C KO I TD SE ADP S U B J E C T

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

A thriving vibrant waterfront community

Discover Poulsbo

Looking for a great day trip or a weekend getaway? Look no further…..Poulsbo has it all. Beaches, hiking, biking, water trails and kayaking… fabulous breweries, restaurants, shops & galleries.

Explore... Beautiful Parks throughout the city • Boardwalk along Liberty Bay Three marinas • Interesting gift shops/galleries • Delicious bakeries Dining • Panoramic views of Liberty Bay and the Olympic Mountains.

Special Events... May - October: Saturday Farmers Market 3rd weekend in May: Viking Fest June 18, 2016: A Scandinavian Mid Sommer Fest July: 3rd of July celebration on the waterfront August: Traditional Street Dance December 3, 2016: Yule Fest

History... Come visit the Historical Museum inside City Hall or the Nautical Museum in downtown Poulsbo. This year the Son’s of Norway Lodge turns 100 and Martha & Mary is celebrating 125 years of serving children, seniors and families. For more information: www.visitpoulsbo.com

and the newcomers, the environment and the marine life. Details in the sculpture, “Scandinavian Rhapsody” by Karsten Boysen, represent the Scandinavian immigration experience, the Native American peoples of the Northwest, and the salmon. The natural landscape is itself a work of art: a bay that reflects the sky and all its seasonal moods, forested hillsides descending to the shore, a seal’s flipper splashing the water, and the cry of an eagle or screech of an osprey hunting.

Downtown, you’ll find art that feeds body, mind and soul. Experience culinary creations at Mexican, Spanish, Italian, European and retro-American restaurants. Experience live poetry at POULSBOHEMIAN COFFEEHOUSE, live performances at the JEWEL BOX THEATRE, and historical displays and presentations at the POULSBO HISTORICAL MUSEUM in City Hall and the MARITIME MUSEUM on Front Street. Meet artists and watch demonstrations at MAGAL & LOUIS GALLERY,


DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

C O L O R CN OO D RE TD HS U KB IT J ES C AT P | 93

Viking Ave. Junction Stop at Viking Junction for all your shopping needs... YOUR FRIENDLY LOCAL NEIGHBORHOOD GROCER

More Than Just a Carpet Store!

ETHANOL FREE GASOLINE | HIGH SPEED DIESEL DISP

C CARPET • VINYL • TILE • LAMINATES • LAMINATED FLOORING • WALLPAPER NATURAL STONE • BAMBOO & CORK FLOORING • PREFINISHED WOOD FLOORING

19860 Viking Ave. NW • Poulsbo, WA 98370 • 360-779-7911

Voted “BEST MEXICAN FOOD”

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

www.PoulsboRedApple.com

20441 Viking Ave NW • Poulsbo

360.779.4422 - 7am-10pm 7 days a week

Poulsbo Mercantile Vendors & Consignment

35 Vendors • Antiques

Like Us On

UE R TAQLOS IA CAZADORES Punch cards available!

25% OFF

360-930-8709 20530-C Viking Way • Poulsbo www.poulsbomercantile.com

• •

• •

A

Monday - Thursday 3 - 5pm

Mon - Fri 11-9pm • Sat 10:30-9pm Closed Sunday 19559 Viking Ave NW#A, Poulsbo

360-779-6336

20370 Viking Ave NW, Poulsbo, WA • 360-779

FARM, HOM

NORTHWEST

Petroleum • Feed •

Taking A Vacation?

Local Artisans • Furniture Native American Art Mon.-Sat 10-6, Sun 11-5

• •

We are your “One Stop” for Ethanol Free Gas, Premium Diesel & Propane 24/7 access to gas pump 20370 Viking Ave NW ▪ Poulsbo, WA 98370 (360) 779-2527 ▪ 1-800-813-7151

www.chsnw.com


94 | N COL RO TH R C KO I TD SE ADP S U B J E C T

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

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.

The Treaty of Point Elliott of 1855 made land here available for newcomers. Norwegian immigrants began arriving here in the 1880s, many after attempts at farming in the Midwest. They were drawn here by the abundance of resources and similarities to their native country. In the first half of the 20th Century, fishing and timber were dominant industries.

About Poulsbo: Poulsbo is the historical home of the Suquamish people; one of the Suquamish’s many communities in the area, ho-cheeb, was located at the head of what is now Liberty Bay. (Learn more about Suquamish culture at the Suquamish Museum in Suquamish Village.)

Norwegian was the dominant culture until World War II, when the defense industry doubled the city’s population. Today, Poulsbo continues to grow and diversify, but all residents and visitors are drawn here by the same thing: the enduring beauty of this place.

POULSBO VILLAGE NORTH KITSAP’S SHOPPING CENTER

RESTAURANTS | PHARMACY | HARDWARE SPORTING GOODS | SPECIALTY SHOPS | SERVICES | ETC. Allen’s Cleaners

Domino’s Pizza

North Kitsap Herald

Starbucks Coffee

A New Beginning

Edward Jones Investments

Olympic Wine Shop

Superior Pet Foods

El Huarache Restaurant

Papa Murphy’s Pizza

Sound Publishing

Peninsula Outfitters

Sound Classifieds

Pho T&N Restaurant

Sunrise Dental

Poulsbo Animal Clinic

The Galletta School of Dance

Bebe Nails Burger King Chung’s Teriyaki Cleaver Construction

Elmer’s Restaurant Farmers Insurance

Coast Do It Best Hardware

Gallery of Hair Design

Cobbler Shoppe

Harrison’s Comfort Footwear

Richie’s Burger Urge

The UPS Store

Island Hammer LLC

Rite Aid

The Wild Bird

Sport Haus

Toys Etc.

Sprint Store

Village Laundromat

St. Charles Anglican Church

Woodwork Tattoo

Golden Lion Restaurant

Cut it Again Sam Dahlquist’s Fine Jewelry Defensive Driving School Dollar Tree

Liberty Tax Service McBride’s Hallmark

Poulsbo Village Chiropractic

The New You

Off Hwy 305 • Poulsbo • www.poulsbovillage.com


DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

C O L O R CN OO D RE TD HS U KB IT J ES C AT P | 95

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

Ballet • Pointe Jazz • Modern • Tap • Hip-Hop

Dance & Performing Arts

360-779-1122

Lyrical • Acting • Voice Wedding Choreography Sr. Company Member Becky Darrow

19351 8th Ave NE Suite 100 Poulsbo WA, 98370

www.gallettadance.com

Voted North Kitsap’s Best Asian & Lunch Vegetarian Restaurant 2009 - 2016

An Authentic Taste of Vietnam

PHO (Vietnamese Noodle Soup)

Spring & EggRolls • Stir Fried Egg or Rice Noodles • Vermicelli Noodle Bowl Bánh mì • Rice Platters • Fried Rice • Bubble Tea

360.394.1601

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

Toys Hobbies Kites Art

Supplies Windsocks Puppets Games

Specialists in running shoes... we make happy feet!

Running • Walking • Baseball Soccer • Tennis • Football Basketball • Volleyball Lacrosse Poulsbo Village Shopping Center

(360) 697-2311 Mon-Fri 9:30am-7:00pm • Sat 9:30-6:00pm

1 Dozen Fresh Bakery Donuts Delivered Every Week For The Length Of Your Project!

3 6 0 -6 9 7 -9 4 3 4

Remodels • Repairs Renovations 19351 8th Avenue NE • Suite 208 • Poulsbo, WA License# ISLANDHL01SR9 Baths • Kitchens Additions • Decks www.islandhammer.com

Stop by room and new p Tuesdays & 5pm Saturdays

Books Puzzles and more...

19880 7th Poulsbo, W (360) 598www.highs

19425 7th Ave. NE #101 • Poulsbo, WA 98370 • (360) 779-8797

Open 7 days a week • Located in Poulsbo Village

Salon & Spa FIRST PLACE 2 01 2 - 2 01 4

Voted #1 Salon in North Kitsap for the past 8 years!

Bumble and bumble DevaCurl • Keratin Complex Dermalogica

360.779.3993

19880 7th Ave., NE, Suite D Poulsbo, WA 98370

www.boncheveux.com

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Desserts, Wine, Beer, Spirits, Cocktails,

Off Hwy 305 • Poulsbo • www.poulsbovillage.com Happy Hour, Espresso Drinks, Handmade Artisan Chocoalates

Mon-Thur: 10am-9pm Fri-Sat: 8am-Close Sun: 9am-2pm


96 | N COL RO TH R C KO I TD SE ADP S U B J E C T

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

Unique • Local • Adventure

18925 Front St NE, Poulsbo, WA 98370 Mon-Sat: 10 am - 6 pm • Sun: 11 am - 5 pm 360-598-2122 | www.barnaandco.com

Voted Best Coffee & Espresso in North Kitsap since 2008

Gift Cards Available

Downtown Poulsbo • Front St. • 360-779-2171

UR

LO

U

All our Coffee choices are 100% Organic & Fair Trade

YO

HOTSHO TSJAVA.COM

SE

Savor the Northwest Flavor

CAL SMOKEH

360-697-1767 10am - 6pm

O

• • • • • • •

Smoked Salmon Smoked Cheeses Smoked Nuts Smoked Sea Salts Smoked Gourmet Oils Northwest Wines & Beers Custom Made Gifts & Gift Boxes

www.crimsoncove.com

18928 Front St NE, Historic Downtown Poulsbo

2 y alit nce 194 u Q es si t cola o h C Sugarfree available

LEGENDARY CHOCOLATES, CANDIES & DECOR

New Waterfront Pub in Downtown Poulsbo! Designer Consignments Poulsbo 360-598-2515 • 18940 Front Street Bainbridge Island 206-842-1515 • 562 Bjune Dr. PHOTOGRAPHY & STYLING - DEANNA DUSBABEK PHOTOGRAPHY: HAIR & MAKEUP - ALISON HANFORD: MODEL - CARLY DANIELS; WARDROBE - CLOSET TRANSFER.

Breakfast 7:30am • Lunch & Dinner Served until 10pm

Late night food menu from 10pm-12pm

Live Music on Weekends 18 Taps of Beer/Local Beer

Happy Hour 4pm-6pm Monday through Friday


DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

C O L O R CN OO D RE TD HS U KB IT J ES C AT P | 97

Dining • Art • Shopping Discover one of Kitsap County’s True Gems

Voted #1 - Best of North Kitsap 2013-2015 Not your Ordinary Pet Store! Gifts • Toys • Treats • Food Decor & More

BOOMER’S PET BOUTIQUE 18946 Front Street • Downtown Poulsbo 360-779-3322 • www.blueheronjewelry.com

Antiques & Collectibles • 25 Vendors with Unique Treasures • Jim Shore Disney Collectibles

18911 Front St • Downtown Poulsbo (360) 697-1902 Open Daily Since 1994

Self-Wash & Grooming

Front St. • Poulsbo • 360.930.0361

www.boomerspetboutique.com

Find us on

RUSTIC FOOD & FINE SPIRITS Breakfast • Lunch Dinner • Full Bar European Fare • Craft Brew • Deck Dining

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

The Nordic Maid Fine arts and crafts since 1987.

Scandinavian Specialties & Fine European Gifts

18937 Front Street. 360-697-4470 www.VerkstedGallery.com

Scandinavian-themed Art Music • Books • Sweaters Jewelry • Linens Novelty Shirts & More

18954-C Front St. • Downtown Poulsbo

360-779-9863

www.nordicmaid.com


98 | N COL RO TH R C KO I TD SE ADP S U B J E C T

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

Brownsville Waterfront town is worth the visit

BY TERRYL ASLA Brownsville is a “must stop” destination whether you’re touring the Kitsap Peninsula by car, RV or bike, or exploring the Kitsap Peninsula National Water Trail by powerboat or kayak. Located on Burke Bay, Brownsville consists of a deli, grocery story, butcher shop, U-Haul, and the Port of Brownsville marina.

enter another world; a quiet, mile-and-a-half long bayou that is home to herons, bald eagles and river otters.

gazebo and huge fire pit along with a great view of the marina and the west side of Bainbridge Island across the channel.

If you ask them, frequent visitors will tell you there are certain amenities that keep bringing them back.

OVERLOOK PARK also features a number of tent camping sites. But — and this is very important — you can only rent one of those sites if you paddle in by kayak or canoe. Combine the tent camping with the port’s clean and convenient showers and restrooms, and you can see why Brownsville is a preferred stop on the Kitsap Peninsula National Water Trail. If you come by “land yacht,” you’ll be happy to know that the port also offers a limited number of RV sites as well.

Boaters love the convenient pump out stations, well-maintained boat ramps, free wifi, and low fuel prices.

But don’t let its rustic Norman Rockwell-style appearance fool you. Founded in 1920, the Port of Brownsville is the actually the largest marina in Kitsap County in terms of the number of boat slips and one of the most modern and environmentally responsible. The port has earned both the coveted EnviroStar and Clean Marina ratings.

Then, there’s the BROWNSVILLE DELICATESSEN that is justly famous for its sandwiches and generous portions. Passing boaters frequently tie up at Brownsville for a few hours, just for lunch. Most Friday nights the Deli features live music, and it’s a favorite gathering place for locals on Taco Tuesdays and when its wine club meets.

It’s a picturesque port, too. Photographers love that this working marina with its healthy mix of fishing boats, classic yachts and recreational vessels. Weekends during the summer, the port is apt to be crowded with visiting by boat yacht club members, partying on the wide outer breakwater docks.

Third, there’s SWEENEY’S COUNTRY STYLE MEATS. Just up the road from the Port, this local butcher shop is famous for its smoked meats and seafoods.

Looking to photograph a different kind of animal life? Paddle your kayak or canoe up Burke Bay and under the Illahee bridge into Steele Creek and you

Don’t forget the facilities. The rustic, outdoor pavilion on the bay is a popular place for weddings, class parties and reunions. If you want an indoor venue, you can rent the BROWNSVILLE YACHT CLUB. Just up the hill, Overlook Park features a

Finally, there’s the friendly, professional staff. A “yellow cab” is available to transport people and heavy items from the docks to the marina buildings or parks. THE HOST BOAT, perhaps the only one of its kind in Washington, provides hotel-style concierge services to boaters, fishermen and visitors alike. And no report would be complete without mention of the popular Host Cat, who has his own group of admirers who stop by to pet him whenever they are in port. And all of this charm is just a short 10- to 15-minute drive from Silverdale, Bremerton and Poulsbo.


DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

C O L O R CN OO D RE TD HS U KB IT J ES C AT P | 99

KEYPORT A tiny village with great places to eat, a long history and a big undersea museum BY TERRYL ASLA

Located on a small peninsula jutting out into Liberty Bay across from Poulsbo, Keyport is a thriving, honest-to-goodness village that boasts not one, but three, great eating establishments. Craving history with your food or groceries? Try the GENERAL MERCANTILE. The sign on the traditional Northwestern wooden structure proudly announces it was established in 1903, only seven years after the town’s founding (it’s named after Keyport, New Jersey). Or you can

KEYPORT

AUTO

go around the corner and across the street and enjoy a steak at WHISKEY CREEK RESTAURANT which has been featured on the food network. If you like live music with your meal, try CASA MEXICO on Wednesday nights. Picnickers can enjoy nearby SALTWATER PARK on Dogfish Bay and then wander over and visit the U.S. NAVAL UNDERSEA MUSEUM for free. Want to spend the weekend? The GRANDVIEW GARDEN BED AND BREAKFAST mixes modern

REPAIR

conveniences with old-fashioned charm. There’s a lot to enjoy at Keyport and, best of all, none of it is more than a five-minute walk from wherever you are. Fun fact: Keyport’s nickname is “Torpedo Town USA,” because it shares the tiny peninsula with Naval Base Kitsap-Keyport that tested and developed torpedoes for the U.S. Navy and its allies in World War I and World War II. Today it is a support base for nearby Bangor Naval Station.

WHISKEY CREEK STEAKHOUSE

Let Keyport Auto Handle Your Car Needs.

Ben Elmer Keyport Auto Repair Owner

Jamie Soule Service Manager

• Tune-ups • Shocks • Brake inspection/ replacement • Tire rotation • Lube, oil & filter service • Transmissions & Clutch Work • Diesel Trucks • Minor/Major Services • Plus many other services • Service reputation and workmanship that meets tough, demanding standards • Foreign & Domestic Complete Car Care

(360) 698-9528 or (360) 779-5232 Mon - Fri 8:00–5:30pm • 1954 St. Hwy. 308, Keyport

FIRST PLACE

GREAT FOOD, GREAT FUN!

Happy Hour Menu Appetizers • Lunch & Dinner Steak • Seafood Chicken • Desserts Room For Large Groups Full Bar • Outdoor Patio

VOTED BEST STEAK IN NORTH KITSAP

360-779-3481 • 1783 NE State Hwy 308 Keyport www.whiskeycreeksteakhouse.com


100 | N COL RO TH R C KO I TD SE ADP S U B J E C T

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

Kingston/Hansville

More than just a ferry port BY RICHARD WALKER AND TERRYL ASLA Kingston is possibly the only city in Washington where you can get an authentic French crepe at five o’clock in the morning while you’re waiting for the ferry. That unique fact only begins to capture what makes the Kingston area so darned special. According to the Washington State Ferries, 4,103,307 people ride the Kingston to Edmonds ferry. And the folks in Kingston know that, coming and going, they are all probably going to be hungry. That’s why Kingston’s treeshaded main street that leads to the ferry terminal and Highway 104 out of town are lined with restau-

rants and shops with great food and colorful names like J’AIME LE CREPE, the RED TWIG BAKERY CAFE, THE CUP AND MUFFIN, MAJESTIC MOUNTAIN COFFEE ROASTERS, THE GRUB HUT, AVIATOR COFFEE and SMITTER’S JITTER ESPRESSO Many of them, like the GRANOLA FACTORY, offer gluten-free products. So bring your appetite when you come. On a nice day, get your food to go and enjoy eating it in the beautiful MIKE WALLACE WATERFRONT PARK. Saturdays from late spring through mid-October, the park also boasts one of

the best farmers markets on the peninsula, offering fresh produce, live music, handwoven goods, fashion accessories, craft items and — you guessed it — more food. Own your own boat? Skip the ferry. Tie up at the marina next to the ferry terminal and walk your way up the hill to delicious eating. But be advised, if you just eat and run, you are going to miss some of the most picturesque and historic sights on the Kitsap Peninsula. Here, history is never far away, never too far back in the past. What took place here shaped, and continues to influence, this region. 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. Want some exercise to work off your meal? Rent a kayak or paddle board? Try KINGSTON ADVENTURES, call 360-660-1717 or email info@kingstonadventures.


DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

C O L O R CN OO D RE TD HS U KB IT J ES C AT P | 101 COMPANY; this is a good place to stock up on lunch supplies for the experiences to come. 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.” Remember, this is sensitive habitat. Be careful where you walk on the beach; there are several colonies of sand dollars here.

com. They also provide kayaking and paddleboarding excursions from the marina. They offer kids’ camps too in July and August. Or 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. And no one should miss the POINT NO POINT LIGHT HOUSE. The Chemakum, S’Klallam and Skokomish peoples knew the 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 Nisqually. Hahdskus was also an active fish camp for the S’Klallam people — chinook in the spring, coho in the summer.

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 POINT NO POINT 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

The Grub Hut Voted “Best Burger” in North Kitsap 2009-2015

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 thirdgrowth 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 www.hansvillegreenway.org/suggested-hikes/.)

Catherine Arlen, Realtor

My Heart Is In Helping You Home.

~Exceeding expectations one client at a time~

• Grass Fed Burgers/Veggie Burgers • Philly Cheese Steak & Gyros • Shakes, Salads & More • Gluten Free Call in orders welcome! • All Natural 360-881-0147 Grass-fed Beef

11130 NE State Hwy. 104 • Kingston

w w w. P e a c e l o v e a n d g r u b . c o m

2010 - 2015

360.340.8186

www.catherinearlen.com

catherinearlen@windermere.com


102 | N COL RO TH R C KO I TD SE ADP S U B J E C T

Kingston

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

The Perfect Place to call Home Photo by Johnny Walker/Almost Candid Photography

WE’VE EXPANDED...

...TO THE BUILDING NEXT DOOR! NE STAT

MORE SPACE! MORE TECHNICIANS! NEW EQUIPMENT! SAME GREAT SERVICE!

LINDVIG RD NE

E HWY 10

4

New patients welcome.

We look forward to making you smile!

Whiter. Brighter. You. for life. See website for details.

• Diesel • Farm & Garden Tractor Service at your Home • OEM Filters & Fluids

KINGSTON AUTO SHOP 26282 Lindvog RD NE

KINGSTON AUTO SHOP & REPAIR

M-F 9-5 • Saturdays by appointment • 26282 Lindvog Rd NE, Hwy 104 • Kingston (At Bradley Center)

360-297-2803

p 360.297.2298 • www.kingstondental.net 25985 Barber Cut Off Rd. NE, Suite B2, Kingston, WA 98346

INTEGRITY I EMPATHY I EXCELLENCE

Jan Z. Loves Selling Kingston Homes! Call or Text Her Today

360•620•2383 janz@johnlscott.com

Jan Zufelt, CRS

6013 NE State Hwy 104 Kingston, WA 98346 360.881.0369

Over 20 Years Experience www.janz.johnlscott.com

8208 NE St Hwy 104 Ste 105, Kingston

Visit our Port of

HANSGR LL

OPEN YEAR ‘ROUND! Breakfast • Lunch Dinner OPEN DAILY 7am-10pm Serving Food 8am-9pm

Walking distance to dining, shopping, coffee roasters, brew pubs, wine tasting, movie house & parks. Watch for our annual events Just some of our events: • Saturday Farmer’s Market May-Oct • Summer Concerts on the Cove • 4th of July Events with traditional Parade • Kingston Cove Christmas Lights • Kites Over Kingston

360•297•3545 (360) 638–2303 • 7532 NE Twin Spits Rd

www.hansgrill.com

Grocery & Provisions Co.

Kingston Facilities • Guest Moorage • WiFi • Laundry/Showers • Fuel Dock/Pump Out • Complimentary Electric vehicle for in town use • Covered dining areas • Reservations accepted • Yacht Club access • Kayak & small boat areas • Boat ramps • 24 Hour Fishing Dock

www.portof kingston.org


DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

C O L O R CN OO D RE TD HS U KB IT J ES C AT P | 103

A Great Place to do Business 360-297-6800

Cleo’s Landing SHOP • SIP • STYLE • TASTE

25960 Ohio Ave NE, Suite 102 Kingston • 1 block from ferry SLICES • DINE-IN • CARRY OUT • DELIVERY Open 7 Days a week • 11am-10pm

Thistle Floral & Home

Fresh Flowers & Gifts for Home & Garden

In Downtown Kingston, right by the ferry!

for any occasion or just for you 360.638.2849 www.thistlefloralandhome.com

d’Vine Wines

Great Wines, Tasty Appetizers & Local Brews

in a fun, friendly & relaxing atmosphere 360.297.3010 www.dvinewineshop.com

Central Avenue Salon Family Hair Salon 360-860-2320

www.facebook.com/CentralAvenueSalon/ CREATIVE FOOD • CRAFT COCKTAILS • OUTSIDE DINING • ALWAYS LOCAL • ALWAYS CHANGING •

Sweet Life Cakery

26185 Ohio Ave NE, Kingston, Washington • www.Mossbackcafe.com Wed - Sun 4pm-9pm • Sat-Sun Brunch 10am-2pm

Masterful Cakes, Pies & Treats for occasions or any day eat in, take with you or pre-order 360.881.0215 www.sweetlifecakery.com Hwy. 104

to Kingston ferry

Central Ave NE

W. Kingston

Building with red roof! 25960 Central Ave. NE 2 blocks from Kingston Ferry corner of West Kingston Rd & Hwy 104


104 | N COL RO TH R C KO I TD SE ADP S U B J E C T

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

Little Boston Learn about the culture of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe BY RICHARD WALKER By the time you read this, the four-story, 94-room POINT HOTEL will be nearing completion, if not already completed. The exterior will feature a dramatic work: A four-story welcome pole made of steel, by S’Klallam artist Brian Perry. Sit in the outdoor gathering area and you’ll notice the stained concrete floor features a design resembling a Coast Salish spindle whorl. Enjoy some quiet time here or, perhaps, a salmon bake or clambake. Sharing the adjacent forest with tall cedars and firs are 12-foot totem poles carved

by David Boxley, Tsimshian; Guy Capoeman, Quinault; Malynn Foster, Skokomish; Jake Jones, S’Klallam; Andy P. Wilbur-Peterson, Skokomish; and Will Swift, S’Klallam. S’Klallam artist Jimmy Price carved the two large welcome figures at the casino entrance. Inside, The Point has an upscale bistro, a buffet with traditional foods, a deli, and a cigar club. The Event Center commonly features top tribute bands. When the hotel is completed, The Event Center hopes to again book headliners; in 2012, the lineup included the Marshall Tucker

Band, .38 Special and Smash Mouth. The Point Hotel will complete the POINT CASINO & EVENT CENTER, an entertainment destination and showcase of coast Salish art. Visit the HOUSE OF KNOWLEDGE in the S’KLALLAM GOVERNMENT CENTER. A longhouse, a carved honor pole and story poles tell of the S’Klallam people’s culture of welcoming and teaching. Nearby, the Port Gamble S’Klallam-owned HERONSWOOD features 15 acres of botanical gardens, established by famed hor-

ticulturalist Dan Hinckley, Heronswood’s founder who is now on staff and lectures here. The gardens feature native plants as well as plants collected from around the world by Hinckley; many of the collected plants are now endangered. As you drive into Heronswood, you’ll see the 12-foot welcome pole carved by Perry. 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. For hours and events, go to www.heronswood.com.


DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

C O L O R CN OO D RE TD HS U KB IT J ES C AT P | 105

Port Gamble Step back in time BY RICHARD WALKER AND TERRYL ASLA Across Port Gamble Bay, 13.5 miles southwest, is the town of Port Gamble, a National Historic Landmark District and a popular wedding and events venue. The S’Klallam people knew Port Gamble as Teekalet when

San Francisco businessmen Josiah Keller, Andrew Pope and William Talbot arrived and established Puget Mill Company here in 1853, to harvest lumber for the expanding West. They persuaded the S’Klallam people to move to

the marshy point on the opposite side of the bay – what is now Point Julia – with the promise of free lumber for homes, firewood, and jobs. The Puget Mill Company hired S’Klallam people and workers from Pope and Talbot’s home-

town of East Machias, Maine. Teekalet was transformed into a community of Greek Revival and Victorian homes and buildings, many of which exist today. The mill operated here from 1853 to 1995; today, the community of restored mid-1800s buildings house a variety of stores and shops. The general store houses a café, historical museum, and the world’s largest private collection of sea shells. In 1856, the USS Massachusetts and a presumed raiding party of 300 people from Haida Gwaii engaged in battle here. Twenty-seven Haida were killed and 21 were injured. On the U.S. side, there was one casualty: coxswain Gustave Engelbrecht, the first U.S. Navy battle death in the Pacific. He is buried in Port Gamble’s Buena Vista Cemetery.


106 | N COL RO TH R C KO I TD SE ADP S U B J E C T

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

Port Gamble

Come Visit...

CAFE DELI MARKET MEATS CHEESES BAKERY Restaurant 360-297-9500 • 4719 NE Highway 104 Port Gamble, WA 98364 • ButcherAndBakerProvisions.com ButcherAndBakerProvisions@gmail.com • Fax: 360 297 9501

Mrs. Muir’s House

Cheryl Spofforth Rhea Schneider

Eclectic, paranormal & metaphysical shop with locally made items. Steampunk & Harry Potter enthusiasts encouraged to visit, of course.

Gifts, Cards, Jewelry, Vintage & Home Decor

32199 Rainier Ave., House #10 in Historic Port Gamble www.mrsmuirshouse.com • Open 10-5 • 7 days a week

“For Something Different”

32220 Rainier Ave. NE Port Gamble

360.297.4114

www.portgambleweddings.com


DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

C O L O R CN OO D RE TD HS U KB IT J ES C AT P | 107

Shopping... Dining... Romance E Calendar of Events

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 Butcher and Baker Provisions, the Port Gamble General Store & Café, and Divine Café. 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.

www.portgamble.com

SUMMERTIME EVENTS CRUISE PORT GAMBLE Free classic car show in the field every Thursday evening May-Sept. MUDDY PAW DOG AGILITY TRIALS - July 16th - 18th A North American Dog Agility Council (NADAC) sanctioned agility trial hosted by MudPack. Event takes place at the baseball field in Port Gamble, spectators welcome! ROOTS ROCK RUN 9TH ANNUAL PORT GAMBLE HALF-MARATHON/MARATHON - August 7th Port Gamble Trails Race • www.rootsrockrun.com MARITIME MUSIC FESTIVAL - August 13th A day of sea shanties and pirate-themed fun! www.portgamblemaritimemusic.com Check out www.portgamble.com for all our events including; GHOSTWALKS, GHOST CONFERENCE, SPOOKY 12K RUN PORT GAMBLE COUNTRY CHRISTMAS


108 | N COL RO TH R C KO I TD SE ADP S U B J E C T

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

Suquamish Enjoy a day outside, at a spa or at the casino

luck at table games, poker, slots, and keno.

BY RICHARD WALKER

The hotel can arrange a round of golf at White Horse, a challenging course with old-growth cedars, firs and pines. The Cedar Ridge Grill is an ideal place for a post-game meal.

For a visitor interested in Northwest Coast indigenous culture, the lands of the Suquamish Tribe are a must. SUQUAMISH CLEARWATER CASINO RESORT is, indeed, an entertainment destination: a hotel with views of beautiful Agate Pass; a spa, restaurants, and live entertainment; a sports lounge with a stage, dance floor and the largest screen in the Pacific Northwest; and shuttles to Suquamish-owned WHITE HORSE GOLF CLUB. But a quiet stroll along the resort grounds is worth the time, even if you’re not staying at the hotel or shy away from gambling. In the resort’s public spaces, you’ll find prominent works by noted Coast Salish artists. At the entrance to the original hotel, built in 2006, you’ll be greeted by traditional welcome

figures carved by Squaxin artist Andrea Wilbur-Sigo. Suspended above the lobby is a reproduction of a reefnet set and canoe created by Suquamish master artist Ed Carriere. The cedar mat above the fireplace in the lobby was woven by Suquamish artist Peg Deam. Other works include a woven mural, also by Deam; a stick game set by Suquamish artist Barb Santos (mentored by WilburSigo); and a spindle whorl, also by Wilbur-Sigo. In the hotel tower lobby, built in 2015, works include a wool weaving by Danielle Morsette, Suquamish; carvings by Suquamish carvers Randi Purser and Sammy Mabe.; and works by Skokomish artist Dr. Michael CHiXapkaid Pavel. The large Native-style totem pole on the lawn overlooking the pass was carved by

Dudley C. Carter (1891-1992), a prominent Native-style artist who was influenced by the Kwakiutl and Tlingit cultures around which he grew up. The pole stood at Northgate Shopping Center in Seattle from 1952 to 2007 when it was removed for the shopping center’s remodel; the pole was acquired by the Suquamish Tribe, restored by Suquamish artists and placed on the resort grounds in 2008. Enjoy a walk on the expansive lawn overlooking the pass. During summer, this is the venue for a summer concert series; past performers include 1980s freestyle music artist Lisa Lisa (“Head to Toe”). The casino features 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

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 Wilbur-Sigo. Nearby is the HOUSE OF AWAKENED CULTURE LONGHOUSE, overlooking Port Madison.


DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

C O L O RC C EN OT DR ED A LS U KB IT J ES C AT P | 109

Silverdale A place of nature, history and modern shopping BY CHRIS TUCKER Silverdale is a bustling town that is undergoing a lot of change.

Plans are underway to re-use the land as part of a “community campus.”

One sign of the many changes Silverdale is undergoing is the recent closure of the beloved Billie Eider Community Center, that was located in the heart of the town. It was built in 1958.

A new library will – at least in part – replace some of the lost meeting space that was once at the Community Center.

The center served as a community meeting area for dozens of organizations and clubs such as Central Stage Theatre of Central Kitsap and Kitsap Computing Seniors, but it was deemed unsafe due to its old, leaky roof, as well as because of asbestos and mold concerns.

KITSAP REGIONAL LIBRARY and CSTOCK are working together to build a new $7 million 10,000-square-foot library near Dyes Inlet as well as a new $4.5 million community theater building. The library would replace the current small library located in Old Town. The new library may include a large community room. Fundraising is ongoing.

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. More than a century ago, Silverdale’s claim to fame was first logging, then its large scale egg production and farms. Today, it’s better known as Kitsap’s shopping and outdoor recreation mecca. 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. A short distance from the mall is the new TRAILS AT SILVERDALE SHOPPING CENTER which features HOMEGOODS, TOTAL WINE and ULTA BEAUTY STORES. It is located at 11999 Pacific Crest Pl. Outdoors enthusiasts may want to take note of Silverdale’s 24,500 squarefoot REI outdoor gear and apparel store, located at 10903 Myhre Pl NW.


110 | C E ON LO T R ACLO K D IETDS A SU P BJECT

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

Welcome to

Centr al Kitsap Shop • Dine • Play Tasting Room Open Tues. thru Sat. 11AM-5PM MILITARY DISCOUNT

Our Vodka is peppery, yet smooth and our Corn Whiskey is sweet and decadent.

5451 NW Newberry Hill Rd Ste 104, Silverdale

(360) 633-3641 | www.tuckerdistillery.com

CREPE SHOP

Showroom Open Monday-Saturday 360-692-6678 | www.foursps.com Presenting

Sweet & savory, hand decorated, hand spun crepes. Cookies made to order. 3330 NW Lowell St • Silverdale, Washington Open Everyday! (360) 516-6400

9165 Ridgetop Blvd NW, Silverdale, WA 98383


DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

C O L O RC C EN OT DR ED A LS U KB IT J ES C AT P | 111

Old Town

Silverdale Shop • Dine • Play

VENETO Ristorante Italiano

Free Entree Up to $700 Lunch or $10 Dinner

2 for 1

MONICA’S WATERFRONT BAKERY & CAFE NEXT TO WATERFRONT PARK DINE IN-CARRY OUT-CATERING We make it all from scratch!

Receive 2nd Entree of Equal or Lesser Value FREE w/2 Beverage Purchase! One coupon per party please. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 12/31/16. Void on holidays.

9468 Silverdale Way NW, Silverdale, WA 98383 • (360) 516-6394 Like Us

www.facebook.com/pages/Veneto-Ristorante-Italiano/658688424157001

3472 NW Byron St. www.MonicasCafe.com

360-698-2991

Bee local... Buy local!

Gift Packs of Raw Honey & Much More... Candles~Collectables Complete Line Of Bee Supplies!

Stedman Bee Supplies 360-692-9453

3763 NW Anderson Hill Rd., Silverdale


112 | C E ON LO T R ACLO K D IETDS A SU P BJECT

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016 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. A map of the trail is available at www.clearcreektrail.org. 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, CHIPOTLE, BLAZING ONION and other options to please every palate. Bowlers will delight at ALL STAR ARCADE BOWLING CASINO, located at 10710 Silverdale Way. All Star has 40 bowling lanes with automated scoring and comfortable couches. Be sure to try out the “Rock n’ Bowl” sensory experience on Friday and Saturday nights. Movie lovers have eight screens to enjoy. AMC KITSAP 8 is located at 10055 Kitsap Mall Blvd. NW. 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 imprinting. Learn more at www.lisastirrett.com.

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, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Tuesdays through Sept. 29 in the OLD NAVY store parking lot, 9551 Ridgetop Blvd. Flowers, New York Strip steaks, jerky, honey and gift items are also sold at the market. Hikers will enjoy the CLEAR CREEK TRAIL, which stretches from Old Town Silverdale northward

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. OLYMPIC VIEW MARINA is located at 15376 Seabeck Hwy. NW. SEABECK CONFERENCE CENTER celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2015 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. Visit www. seabeck.org. SCENIC BEACH STATE PARK is one of the popular areas of Seabeck, with 88 acres of camping and 1,500 feet of beachfront.


DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

COLOR CODB ER D E SMUEBRJ TE O CN T | 113

Bremerton

Explore the historic marine city of Bremerton and charming Manette BY CHRIS TUCKER More and more, Bremerton is cited as an affordable, up-and-coming place for people to live in the Puget Sound area. Located just across the Sound from Seattle, Bremerton is a quick ferry ride from the Emerald City and all that it has to offer.

availability and walkability.

“I would like young professionals and young families to move to Bremerton,” said Bremerton Mayor Patty Lent.

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.

“What we’ve been doing in the last few years is revitalizing our city. Throughout downtown we’re building between 400 and 500 new apartments, townhouses and condominiums.” Some of the city’s benefits, she said, include the lower price of housing, parking

“Bremerton is an old city with a new look … we invite you all to come and live in Bremerton.” The row of aircraft carriers that can be seen from the highway tell at a glance what Bremerton is about.

Two active carriers – the USS Nimitz and the USS John C. Stennis – are homeported in Bremerton. The Nimitz has a crew of around

5,500 and is currently in Bremerton for 16 months of maintenance work. The Stennis has around 6,500 crew and is on a nine month deployment. The Stennis is set to return in the fall. 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. A short walk away is the HARBORSIDE FOUNTAIN PARK which features mesmerizing synchronized water fountains. Each artistic fountain mimics the shape of a submarine sail. 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. The museum’s 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. A special exhibit, “When Baseball Went to War” is open through the summer. The exhibit “Skin Deep: The Nautical Roots of Tattoo Culture” will be open until 2017. Visit www.pugetsoundnavymuseum.org for more information. Just outside the museum, 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. Further along the walkway


114 | B CR O EL M O ER R CT O OD NE D S U B J E C T

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

Welcome to

Bremerton Shop • Dine • Play Experience our artistic Harborside while supporting local businesses

Bead Shop & Gallery

360.405.4341

626 N Callow Ave Bremerton, WA

www.echoartworks.com

Andy & Cindy’s Diner A Classic American Diner

“A Family Run Operation!” BREAKFAST ALL DAY DAILY SPECIALS OLD FASHIONED SHAKES BANQUET ROOM FREE Wi-Fi Tues, 8am-6pm • Wed-Fri 8am-8pm • Sat & Sun 8am-3pm

3561 WHEATON WAY (E. BREMERTON) 360-479-1223

SAVE TIME & MONEY

• Vape pens • Vaping Supplies • Vape Juices • Loose Tobacco • Filtered Tubes

• Pipes • Glassware • Cigarettes

Conveniently located next door to the Day Smokers Club

4207 Wheaton Way

360-813-1862

a limited liability corporation

Hand-crafted Confections to feed your hungry soul

Hand-Crafted Confections to Feed Your Hungry Soul

Open Mon-Sat 9am - 7pm Sun 11am - 5pm

Charleston Center 2801 6th St. & Wycoff, Bremerton Meeting/Event Trays Available!

360-377-2252

ORDER ONLINE! www.amysdecadentchocolates.com

SAVE 7 0% Charleston Center • 2801 6th Street Sixth & Wycoff (1 BloCk WeSt of CalloW) • Bremerton, Wa 98312

H

OFF RE TAIL P RICING

360-377-2252 • amy@amysdecadentchocolates.com

w w w. a m ys d e c a d e n t ch o c o l a t e s . c o m

Huge in-store inventory of carpet, hardwood, laminate, & more

OPEN Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm • Sat 10am to 3pm 645 N. Callow, Bremerton, WA 98312 (360) 377-2253 • www.kitsapflooring.com

The Day Smokers Club RYO Filling Station Smokes at half the cost

S

The Freedom to 3 Roll your own! w 360-813-1804

4207 Wheaton Way • Suite A

Appointment Recommended.


DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

COLOR CODB ER D E SMUEBRJ TE O CN T | 115

Welcome to

Bremerton

Shop • Dine • Play OVER 30 YEARS OF GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE Our Family Has Been Living & Working In Kitsap County For 6 Generations We Are Proud To Give You AAA 5 Star at Best a 3 Star Price!  TopService Shop and of Bremerton

Stop By and Visit or Give Us A Call! Our Family Has Been Living & Working In Kitsap County For 6 Generations

(360)Stop377-0682 By and Visit or Give Us A Call!

We Are Proud To Give You 5 Star Service at a 3 Star Price! 

OUR TECHNICIANS(360) ARE MASTER CERTIFIEd 377-0682 299 National Ave. S. • Bremerton www.bnbautorepair.com299 National Ave. S. • Bremerton

ONE STOP AUTO REPAIR

OUR TECHNICIANS ARE MASTER CERTIFIEd

www.bnbautorepair.com

ONE STOP AUTO REPAIR

• Engines • Tune-ups • Oil Changes CarsHomes • Motor Homes • Fleets • Engines • Tune-ups • Oil Changes • Family Cars •• Family Motor • Fleets

www.horseandcow.com

F.R.O.G. Soap™

w • Weddings & Favors • Gift Baskets • Greeting Cards

536 4th Street • Bremerton, WA 98337 • 360.627.9843

• Handmade on Site • Special Orders • Guest Soap Bars

• Soap Making Workshops & Supplies

530 Fifth St., Bremerton • 360.627.7431 www.frogsoap.com • laura@frogsoap.com

Susanna’s

Antiques

Where you will find a great selection of things from the past and interesting treasures Furniture • Collectibles • Vintage Jewelry Military • Primitive • Yard & Garden • Books Local Made • Decor • and so much more!

WATER, STORM, or FIRE DAMAGE? ul Call Pa

24/7 Rapid Response

360-377-1647

312 N. Callow Ave. Bremerton, WA 98312 • olesusannas@hotmail.com


116 | B CR O EL M O ER R CT O OD NE D S U B J E C T

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016 is the BREMERTON MARINA, and also the USS TURNER JOY (DD-951), a Forrest Sherman-Class destroyer that served 1958-1982. 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 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. F.R.O.G. SOAP, located at 530 Fifth St., offers beautiful earth-friendly soap made from coconut and palm oil. The shop smells fantastic. Learn more at frogsoap.com. 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 360-373-2992. 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. 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.

The Birds & Bees

To the west, chocolate lovers will delight with a visit to AMY’S DECADENT CHOCOLATES, located at 2801 Sixth St. “Cashew Delights” and old-fashioned caramel are just a few of their specialities. Visit amysdecadentchocolates.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.

Elmo’s ADULT BOOKS

We welcome all men, Open 7 Days A Week women and partners! Mon-Sat 8am-2am private viewing booths

Sun 10am-10pm

DVDs • Novelties Gifts • Games • New Lingerie! (SM- 5X)

338 N. Callow • Bremerton 360.373.0551 www.elmosbooks.com • Serving Puget Sound since 1969

By crossing Manette Bridge visitors can explore Manette neighborhood. Manette features great restaurants such as THE BRIDGE DELI AND COFFEE COMPANY, LA FERMATA ITALIAN RESTAURANT and THE BOAT SHED and bars such as the MANETTE SALOON, antiques shops, a bike shop and a a small business district. Once a year, Manette celebrates Manette Fest, on the first Saturday in September, where they host the world’s shortest parade featuring kids on bikes, the high school band, and anyone else who wants to join in. There’s plenty of arts and crafts, old cars, and food to enjoy.


DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

C O L O R C SOODUE TD HS U KB IT J ES C AT P | 117

Port Orchard

South Kitsap city is charming at 125

Putaansuu, his city’s charm comes from its people.

BY ROBERT SMITH

“The people of Port Orchard make it the special place it is,” Putaansuu said. “I find they look out for each other and care for those in need.”

Plenty of changes have taken place in Port Orchard — Kitsap County’s seat of government — in its 125 years as an incorporated city. Port Orchard was founded in 1890. Frederick Stevens, whose father Sidney traveled to the Kitsap Peninsula and bought 88.5 acres five years earlier, platted and incorporated the little village. In honor of his father, Stevens christened it “Sidney.” Sidney’s future was ensured when voters decided to make Sidney the county seat. Two years later, at the request of town leaders, the state legislature approved changing its name to Port Orchard. From its humble days as a lumber town at the turn of the 20th century, Sidney and

later, Port Orchard, diversified into a bustling county seat. A group of Sidney residents joined together in the late 1880s, led by Adrian Sroufe, to campaign for a shipbuilding presence on Sinclair Inlet. Soon after, in 1890, Congress appropriated funds to buy land for a naval shipbuilding station — the Puget Sound Naval Station on the other side of the inlet. The shipbuilding industry joined a cluster of small lumber and shingle mills helped generate the area economy. Also providing jobs and income was a pottery works, which made sewer pipes, terra cotta ware and bricks that supplied many of the bricks paving early Seattle streets. The shipyard proved instrumental in the nation’s war-fighting capabilities in both World War I and World

War II, where hundreds of boats were built to win two separate wars partly fought on the seas. The shipyards in nearby Bremerton continues to employ thousands of employees, many of whom live in Port Orchard and South Kitsap. In September 2015, Port Orchard observed its ascension into becoming a major county income generator with a celebration of 125 years of incorporation. Thousands of its citizens headed to Bay Street and celebrated the milestone with music, dancing and civic ceremonies. Some even dressed in 1800s attire. Port Orchard’s new mayor Rob Putaansuu is an advocate of his community’s growth through economic development and infrastructure development. But for

From its humble beginnings along Sinclair Inlet on Puget Sound, Port Orchard today is a vibrant, beautiful town. It’s home to 12,500 people and helms a South Kitsap region where it houses a substantial number of Puget Sound Naval Shipyard employees and a growing community of people who ferry into Seattle for work. City leaders envision steady growth for Port Orchard in the next two decades. Plans are underway to complete the Bay Street Pedestrian Pathway along the waterfront for use by walkers and bicyclists. The city’s transportation network soon will expand with ongoing development plans for the Tremont and Bethel Avenue corridors.


118 | S CO OU LT OH R C KO I TDSEADP S U B J E C T

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016 boat dock, charming restaurants and a misty, marine atmosphere ideal for bikers and boaters. Manchester also is home to the annual Salmon Bake and the Manchester Library’s book sale on Father’s Day. In its early days, Manchester was accessible by land from points south by roads from Shelton, Allyn and Belfair. But its access to urban Seattle proved to be elusive — at least by autos. When a permanent dock was built in 1908, regular steamboat service was added between Manchester and other population centers on Puget Sound. From 1925 to 1936, ferry service directly connected the community with Alki Point in West Seattle. After the Alki dock washed away in 1936, ferry service was rerouted to Colman Dock on the Seattle waterfront until 1949. But that minor connection to the hustle and bustle of city life hasn’t affected Manchester. These days, you’re more likely to find a gathering of area folks huddled in front of good books at the Manchester Library, steps from the Manchester dock. SOUTHWORTH

But despite its growing pains, Port Orchard still retains the folksy, small-town feel of 75 years ago. Downtown’s Bay Street includes quaint antique stores and a growing PORT ORCHARD PUBLIC MARKET, which houses CARTER & COMPANY, a shop offering handmade chocolates and delectable desserts; BAY STREET MEATS, which sells

Dick VLIST

MOTORS, INC.

When only the best will do, See Van & Vaughn for the best vehicles at the best prices.

VAUGHN VLIST VAN VLIST WE BUY CARS & TRUCKS ASK ABOUT OUR FULL MECHANICAL WARRANTY BANK TERMS

514 Bay Street, Port Orchard

(360) 874-4428 WWW.DICKVLISTMOTORS.COM

locally produced, grass-fed meats; SUE’S JUICE BAR, offering fresh and healthy organic beverages; and CENTRAL DOCK, a waterfront restaurant featuring fresh seafood. Also, AMY’S ON THE BAY is a restaurant landmark offering scenic views of Sinclair Inlet. Stop off and have your photo taken in front of the city’s aquatic mural. The city is renowned for its festive spirit during the summer. Several annual festivals sponsored by FATHOMS O’ FUN Festival, Inc., draw thousands to the waterfront. The prime event of the summer includes the Seagull Calling Contest and Wings Cook-Off in May, where young and old try their hand at mimicking shrieking seagulls. The summer Grand Parade and July 4th Fireworks Show also pack the waterfront. Kitsap County’s largest car show, CRUZ CLASSIC CARS, is a must-see event for auto enthusiasts. Up to 20,000 visitors descend on the waterfront to check out vintage and restored automobiles of all makes and models. Port Orchard also is know for its CHIMES AND LIGHTS festivities the first weekend in December. It is the largest, most festive Christmas Celebration in the county, with the Jingle Bell Run right in the middle of it! Golfers have plenty of options in Port Orchard. MCCORMICK WOODS, VILLAGE GREENS, TROPHY LAKE GOLF & CASTING, and HORSESHOE LAKE golf clubs offer a premier outdoor experience on the links. MANCHESTER Named in honor of Manchester, England, South Kitsap’s Manchester is a small town with fabulous water views of Puget Sound, its own public

Southworth is South Kitsap’s link to West Seattle and King County. Washington State Ferries has regularly scheduled runs from the Southworth dock to Vashon and Fauntleroy. OLALLA Olalla is a quiet burg on Colvos Passages just north of the Pierce County line. The 1880s were a heady time for little Olalla in South Kitsap. Larger than Port Orchard at the time, the tranquil community of today was then a growing logging center. But there was an organic side to this town south of Port Orchard. Despite its diminutive size, Olalla also likes to celebrate. It’s home to the OLALLA BLUEGRASS AND BEYOND FESTIVAL, the celebrated STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL and, on New Year’s Day, the annual OLALLA POLAR BEAR JUMP. Its claim to fame has been its Olalla Valley strawberry farms, which supplied Seattle markets with produce shipped by the Mosquito Fleet on Puget Sound. BURLEY 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 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.


DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

C O L O R C SOODUE TD HS U KB IT J ES C AT P | 119

VISIT DOWNTOWN PORT ORCHARD

Eclectic Shopping at its Finest!

Nestled against Sinclair Inlet with a beautiful view of the Olympic Mountains, Bay Street was established in 1890 as our harborside town’s original commercial district.

CONVENIENCE • QUALITY • VARIETY We Welcome You to Experience Bay Street Today – Shop our delightful merchants including boutiques, general store & public market, art gallery, antique malls, salons & gift shops to name a few. Indulge in a variety of topnotch local cuisines, grab an espresso on the go, or enjoy a refreshing cold brew. Peruse Port Orchard’s carefully-preserved history inside one-or all three of our longstanding museums.

In the mood for a stroll?

Walk along our waterfront trail, observation deck, beach access, playground area, or covered sidewalks – perfect for any season!

HOW TO GET HERE By Car – Free parking available!

By Foot Ferry – just a 15 minute jaunt from Bremerton Ferry Terminal By Boat – drop anchor at the Port Orchard Marina

SPONSORED BY

For more information & a complete business directory visit


120 | S CO OU LT OH R C KO I TDSEADP S U B J E C T

Discover

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

Port

Orchard

Eat ∙ Stay ∙ Play Antiques ~ Furniture ~ Glassware Jewelry ~ Books ~ Collectibles

OPEN DAILY! 801 Bay Street ∙ (360) 895-1902 ∙ Mon-thurS & Sat 10aM-5:30pM ∙ Fri 10aM-7pM ∙ Sun 11aM-5pM

Gazebo Florist & Gifts Proudly serves the Port Orchard area. We are family owned & operated and are committed to offering only the finest floral arrangements and gifts, backed by service that is friendly and prompt.

Onsite Services Include Appraisals Jewelry Repairs Cad Cam & Custom Design Bead & Pearl Stringing Watch Repair

Family Owned Since 1989

Tues-Fri 10am–6:30pm Sat 10am–2pm

Find us on Facebook Rings and Things Port Orchard www.ringsnthings.com

710 Bay St. Port Orchard WA

360-876-4130

Mexican Grill

Come Enjoy the Taste of Mexico! LUNCH SPECIAL Pick 2 Combos & 2 Drinks Receive $4.00 OFF

D. AR WE TACO B Can Eat All You / 1 paid $6.99 w rage beve 11a-7p

DINNER SPECIAL

Pick Two Entree’s & 2 Beverages Receive $6.00 OFF

Dine in only. Must present coupon. Valid Sun. - Thurs. No Expiration.

730 Bay Street • 360-876-1921 • www.gazeboflorist.com

Keelee’s Kloset Unique baby clothing gear & accessories, dance, dress-up, BOWS! Personalization & embroidery. We’ll make your tutus, birthday-outfits & special occasion dresses just the way you like it!

140 Harrison Ave., Port Orchard | 360.328.8855

150 HARRISON AVE. • PORT ORCHARD WWW.LAPALAPAMEXICANGRILL.COM

833 Bay Street

Historic PortStreet Orchard 833 Bay Open Daily Historic Port Orchard

Open Daily (360) 876-2576 (360) 874 -2576 2576 874-2576 FUDGE CHOCOLATES LICORICES FUDGE CHOCOLATES LICORICES SALTWATER TAFFY SALTWATER TAFFY GUMMIES GUMMIES NOVELTIES NOVELTIES GIFT WRAPPING WRAPPING GIFT

& The Toy Shoppe Games Books Puzzles Puppets Costumes Magic Science Crafts thecandyshoppellc.com


DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

Discover

C O L O R C SOODUE TD HS U KB IT J ES C AT P | 121

Port

Orchard

Eat ∙ Stay ∙ Play Jewish & Christian Books Gifts & Jewelry Custom Design Jewelry & Repair Home School Supplies 10% Military Discount w/I.D. 1700 SE Mile Hill Dr. Suite 132, Port Orchard 360.895.0300 | www.jacobstreasures.com

Phase I I

Pet Grooming ALL BREEDS • DOGS & CATS

Nails Clipped • Ears Cleaned All Natural Flea Baths Dog & Cat Supplies 360-895-2337 Towne Square Port Orchard

Voted One of the Best in Western Washington

Windshield Repair & Replacement PORT ORCHARD 851 Bethel Ave Port Orchard, WA 98366 360-876-6000

TOLL FREE 888-376-6887 WWW.NOVUSGLASS.COM

11:11 Bail Bonds It’s all about calling the right bondsman Bail bond service for the Kitsap County, Mason County, Jefferson County, Pierce County, Clallam County and Thurston County. In person, by phone, or by fax. Quick and hassle-free service. Quality customer care Quick, discreet service *We honor all active military personnel for any size bond.* Friendly and Approachable 24 Hour Service And much, much more!

700 Prospect St #202, Port Orchard WA 98366 360-329-6812 • www.1111bailbonds.com

Open Daily

CRAZY HAPPY HOUR SAT. 11am - 5pm $2 DRINKS • $2 WELLS • PULL TABS LIVE MUSIC FRI. DJ/KARAOKE EVERY OTHER SAT.

(With extended Summer Hours)

Tuesday Military/Service Discount Day

Kitsap County's Premier Sports Theater with 280 sq. ft. Video Wall!

4215 S.E. Mile Hill Drive. Port Orchard (360) 443-2979 Visit our website at www.ebcookhouse.com Before

Quality tattoos and phenomenal cover work Book your appointment today!

www.tonystriedandtruetattoo.com

After

595 Bethel Ave, Port Orchard • 360-895-4771

DOL#2050

F O O D • F U N • C O C K TA I L S • B E E R

Mon-Thurs: 11am-10pm Fri-Sat: 8am-10pm | Sun 8am-8pm

Live Friday Night Music, Seasonal Outdoor Seating, Food & Drink Specials Daily, Happy Hour Mon-Thur 3pm to 5pm

SILVERDALE 2600 NW Randall Way, #105 Silverdale, WA 98383 360-698-2179

Where our customers are family

HOURS OF OPERATION SUN - THURS. 11am - 12 midnight FRI. & SAT. 11am - 2am WWW.REDDOGSALOON.NET

2591 SE Mile Hill Dr., Port Orchard

360-876-1018

MANCHESTER PUB BEST PIZZA IN TOWN! LIVE MUSIC SAT. 9PM - 1AM OPEN MIC SUN. 6PM - 10PM ROTATING LOCAL BEER TAPS PULL TABS • DRINK SPECIALS HAPPY HOUR 3PM - 6PM

2350 Colchester Drive E., Manchester • 306-871-2205 SPECIALS & FUN ALL WEEK LONG


122 | CL O ILMO AR T C EODED SUBJECT

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

HOW’S THE WEATHER IN KITSAP COUNTY? No matter what kind of weather you like, you’ll find it somewhere in Kitsap County throughout the year. While last year’s summer was drier than normal, and this winter has been wetter than normal, Kitsap County gets an average of 49 inches of rain per year. The U.S. average is 37. Snowfall in Kitsap County averages seven 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. Although high temperatures in 2015 were in the high 90s, the July high is usually 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:

49.1 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 nine 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: 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

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

JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC 76 77 71 60 51 45 54 55 50 44 38 35 0.87 1.02 1.54 4.88 9.41 10.08


DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

C O L O R C O D E D S U PBAJ R EC KT S | 123

Parks

A combination of state, county and city parks await you, everything from swimming to fishing, to kayaking BY LESLIE KELLY

Children brave the cold for a polar plunge on New Years Day on Bainbridge Island


124 | P C AO RL K O SR C O D E D S U B J E C T

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

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. in 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,

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. 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.


DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

C O L O R C O D E D S U PBAJ R EC KT S | 125

COUNTY CITY PARKS PARKS POULSBO 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 listing of some of the major parks in various cities:

BREMERTON

FOREST RIDGE PARK: A 21-acre neighborhood park located at 110 Summit Ave. 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. SOUTH KITSAP REGIONAL PARK in Port Orchard is a multipurpose recreational area encompassing wooded 193 acres. It features three ball fields, batting cages, hiking trails, a skate park, walking trails and a miniature railroad that travels through parts of the park. It’s located at Jackson Avenue SE and SE Lund Avenue. 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, 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 p.m. and 3 p.m. 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 Ave. 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 St. 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 Blvd. 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 neighborhood 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 121.89 acres. About half the acreage is developed while the rest is undeveloped or in open space designation. There are 3.75 linear miles of trails within the city parks. FISH PARK: Located at 228 NW Lindvig Way, the park has 20.73 acres and features nature hiking trails, boardwalk, winding paths, lawn/sitting areas, arboretum, wildlife/bird viewing, viewing platforms, pedestrian bridges, interpretive signage, kiosk, parking. It was acquired in 2002 using grant funding through the Recreation & Conservation Office and the National Wildlife and Fish Foundation. Another 7.43 acres were donated in June 2008 from the Great Peninsula Conservancy. Majority of the development has been through volunteers, service organizations, businesses and individuals. AMERICAN LEGION PARK: Located along the downtown waterfront shoreline on Front Street, north of Liberty Bay Park. The regional park has 12.88 acres and includes playground, picnic area, restrooms, nature hiking trails, winding paths, lawn/sitting area, wildlife/bird viewing, shoreline access, and a boardwalk to Liberty Bay Park and downtown. 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 Ave. 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 and Viking avenues at 317 NW Lindvig Way, and is an 11 acres 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. It features a playground, picnic area and shelter, barbecue, restrooms, winding paths, lawn/sitting area, remodeled caretaker’s residence; Martinson Cabin and Museum. For more go to www.cityofpoulsbo.com/parks/parks.


126 | P C AO RL K O SR C O D E D S U B J E C T

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016 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 new and improved campground at Fay Bainbridge is open for the season. 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 Group Site 42. Site 42 can be reserved by calling 206842-2306, ext. 118. Check-in time is 2:30 p.m., and check-out time is 1 p.m. Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. Enginedriven electric generators may be operated only between the hours of 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. Length of stay: You may stay up to 10 days in any 30-day period during the summer 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.

PORT ORCHARD

CENTRAL PARK: at 915 Dwight St. with on-street parking. The park features a basketball court, large field for informal games, playground, picnic area, and restrooms. It’s a particularly popular sunny place for toddlers and their young families. GIVENS FIELD AND PARK: This park features an athletic field, playground equipment, lighted tennis court, basketball court and sheltered picnic area. Located at 1025 Tacoma Ave. PAUL POWERS JR. PARK: The 2.5-acre park includes a playfield, playground and basketball court. 2035 Sidney Ave. VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK: Ball fields, playground, picnic area, restrooms at 985 Retsil Road SE. JACKSON PARK: Jackson Park located at the corner of Jackson and Lund streets. It houses ball fields, soccer Fields, restrooms, bike trails. It’s popular with those who enjoy paint ball, large scale remote control cars, planes and railroad clubs, and those who want to use batting cages. VAN ZEE PARK: Located at the corner of Tremont Street and Sidney Avenue at 300 Tremont St. There is a paved parking lot next to the tennis courts off of Tremont Street and unpaved parking off of Poplar Street. Facilities include two tennis courts with lights, a large field for informal ballgames, playground, wooded picnic area, basketball court on top of the water reservoir, a nine-hole disc golf course and restrooms. Check out www.cityofportorchard.us for more about Port Orchard’s parks. WICKS LAKE PARK: Wicks Lake Park has fresh-water access with walking trails over 100 acres. Wicks Lake Road SW.

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 PARKS For 50 years the Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District has provided recreational and cultural programs to Islanders of all ages. The island’s park inventory includes 1,500 acres, more than 90 percent of which is protected open space. The park district works in partnership with non-profit agencies such as the Bainbridge Island Land Trust and the Bainbridge Island Parks Foundation to keep the parks running well. 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.

Shelters are available to rent in four-hour time blocks, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. or 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. 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 parks district. 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 1.6 mile jogging path used by bikers and walkers. The children’s play structure was a community-wide effort spearheaded by the KidsUp! organization and opened in May 2001. And while in the park, take a look at the p-patches that contain 34 garden plots used by local residents. For more go to www.biparks.org/index.htm.


DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

COLOR B C EO YDOE N D DS U KB IT J ES C AT P | 127

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

If your vacation calendar has a few extra days this season, and you’ve already toured Kitsap County, why not check out these neighboring places that you can get to in a day?


128 | B C EO YL O O NR DC K O IDTESDA PS U B J E C T

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

Belfair

and North Mason County Located on the Union River, headwaters of the Hood Canal, a branch of Puget Sound, Belfair serves as the commercial center of North Mason County. The population of the surrounding area swells in the summertime as tourists and nature lovers flock to the Canal and the Olympic Peninsula. Its year-round residents number an estimated 700. Belfair is located on an isthmus connecting the Kitsap and Olympic Peninsula. It receives an average rainfall of 60 inches annually. Belfair was originally called Clifton, as were several other towns in the state. To avoid confusion, it was renamed in 1925 by Mrs. Murray, the postmaster, who submitted the name Belfair from a book that she was then reading. Belfair is home to “The Taste of Hood Canal”, an annual event falling on the second Saturday in August. This festival features local artists, foods, a classic car show and is sponsored by the North Mason Rotary Club.

Award Winning Hand Crafted Wines

Tasting Room Open 12-5 Every Saturday. NE 21 Old Belfair Hwy, Belfair 360-710-0855 | 360-275-9100 www.mosquitofleetwinery.com

Belfair is the regional service hub for North Mason County. Harrison Medical Center, a part of the CHI Franciscan health network operates an urgent care facility in Belfair. Recent growth in the city has led to several local and chain restaurants along with two major grocery stores. Local shopping includes gift stores and outdoor outfitters. Timberland Regional Library has a local branch in Belfair. Several public golf courses are nearby, including McCormick Woods, Gold Mountain, Alderbrook, Trophy Lake, Horseshoe Lake, and Lakeland Village. Gold Mountain is ranked on the top 100 list of public courses. At the south end of Belfair the local community

center is called the Mary E. Theler Community Center. Four separate walking trails meandering through 135 acres of tidal wetlands, offering boardwalks and well-groomed paths with scenic views of Hood Canal, Union River, and a tidal estuary. Birders flock to the area to view kingfishers, heron, bald eagles and other birds. The wetlands and surrounding lowland forest are also home to fox, deer, and other creatures. Local vendors, farmers and crafters can be found every Saturday at the “Belfair Farmer’s Market” during the summer months in the Theler parking lot. The Theler Community Center is a wonderful Place. Not only is it a beautiful place to walk and see the animals in the wetlands, it has a great playground area for kids to play if parents just need to get the kids out of the house for the day. The building is used for community meetings, classes and other types of events throughout the year. All in all it’s a great asset for the North Mason/Belfair community. Highway 3 is the main road leading into Belfair from Bremerton and Gorst in the north, and Allyn in the south. Highway 106 also starts at the south end of Belfair, leading toward Union, the next town along the south shore of Hood Canal. Route 300 begins in Belfair and runs along the north shore of Hood Canal, providing access to Tahuya and Dewatto Bay. Belfair serves as a gateway town for the Hood Canal region, and is the last town with services before visitors reach Tahuya State Forest, famed for its miles of off-road vehicle and mountain biking trails. Belfair State Park is a 65-acre Washington state park on Hood Canal in Mason County. It consists of tidal flats, wetlands, and beaches on of shoreline. Park activities include camping, fishing, swimming, clam digging, crabbing, birdwatching, and field sports.


DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016 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 boatbuilders and related industries and crafts. Port Townsend’s Historic District is a U.S. National Historic Landmark District.

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 its nonprofit campus partners is a center for lifelong learning.

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.

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.

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, With its maritime heritage, Port Townsend play equipment and a artist spirit, and a touch of is home to some bandstand modeled after urban chic, Port Townsend of the most the Victorian original, as is an easily accessible outstanding well as access to the beach base camp to the Olympic parks in the and tidelands. Peninsula and beyond. state. Whether on land or sea; Port Townsend is just miles indoors or outdoors – Port away from the mighty Townsend has activities for every taste. Olympic National Park. One the From historic and unique hotels to nation’s crown jewels, the national modern getaways, and everything in park showcases Pacific Ocean beaches, between – Port Townsend has a wide rain forest valleys, glacier-capped range of accommodations available to peaks and a stunning variety of choose from. plants and animals. Roads provide access to the outer edges of the park, For shoppers, if you’re looking for but the heart of the Park Olympic is something different, Port Townsend wilderness; a primeval sanctuary for is your ideal shopping destination. humans and wild creatures alike. You won’t find cookie-cutter, bigbox stores here. Rather, you’ll find If you want to explore the history of individual store owners who know Port Townsend, your first stop should their stuff running small shops that be the Jefferson County Historical cater to the customer. Museum next to city hall downtown.

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-ofthe-century army base located just

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. Approved for construction in 1890, the Courthouse’s deep red, smooth bricks were shipped in from St. Louis, and nearly 800 tons of sandstone was brought in from Alaska.

COLOR B C EO YDOE N D DS U KB IT J ES C AT P | 129

PORT TOWNSEND With Victorian charm, Port Townsend offers art galleries, shops, and places to sit and watch the water


130 | B C EO YL O O NR DC K O IDTESDA PS U B J E C T

SEQUIM

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016 Sequim, pronounced “Skwim,” is a growing community of about 6,600 in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley, celebrating its centennial in 2014. 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. 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, 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. Wildlife is abundant in the area; raccoons and black-tailed deer are spotted frequently. Otters can be seen frolicking in the bay with blue herons standing stoically in the mist. One of the most beautiful local attractions is Ludlow Falls, an active salmon stream and, in season, visitors can watch as salmon fight their way upstream to begin a new generation. Osprey and kingfishers can be spotted, as well as pileated and other woodpeckers. The Olympic Peninsula is home to the only temperate rainforest in North America as well as hundreds of species of plants that are native only to the Olympic Peninsula. Area museums and Burner Point celebrate the Native American heritage of the Northwest, and Seattle even derives its name from Chief Sealth, a famous Native American leader who negotiated with pioneers in the creation of the city. The surrounding area offers plenty of options that compliment a fun filled day in Port Ludlow. Visitors can visit Port Townsend to shop, explore galleries and museums or attend a yearly festival. A scenic 30-minute drive to Sequim allows visitors to explore the world’s longest natural sand spit complete with a 4.5-mile beach walk and endless wildlife viewing opportunities.


DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

COLOR B C EO YDOE N D DS U KB IT J ES C AT P | 131

Port Angeles A great place to camp, hike, walk a trail or enjoy city life Options aren’t scarce when you visit Port Angeles, in the heart of the Olympic Peninsula. 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. Taste locally grown food at the farmers markets. Enjoy the water view from Francis Street Park. Or, explore the Fine Arts Center, which features works by more than 500 Northwest artists. Port Angeles is also the gateway to one of Washington’s most popular natural spaces, the Olympic National Park and Hurricane Ridge, conveniently located 17 miles from downtown. Additionally, Port Angeles is also home to several unique, boutique style wineries. No matter what time of year you plan to visit the city, the abundance of community events and local attractions draw visitors from far and wide. 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 Tsewhit-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 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


132 | B C EO YL O O NR DC K O IDTESDA PS U B J E C T

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

19th Sequim

Lavender Festival

®

19th Sequim Free U-Tour Farms 19th Sequim ® Street Fair Free Lavender Festival

Lavender Festival July 17,18 & 19, 2015

®

Free U-Tour Farms www.lavenderfestival.com Free U-Tour Farms Free Street Fair Free Street Fair

holes of challenging yet rewarding golf. The course has a tree-lined setting with beautiful views of the Olympic Mountains and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The championship tees boast 6,400 yards with a par of 72. Peninsula Golf Club offers an impressive variety of holes to test every club in your bag. Many fairways are wide with rolling terrain while others will demand precision to leave a straight forward approach. Highlights include the riskreward of a drivable par 4 as well as reachable par 5s. The smooth greens predominately slope towards the harbor and provide ample challenge testing golfers of all abilities.

July 17,18 & 19, 2015 July 17,18 & 19, 2015

www.lavenderfestival.com www.lavenderfestival.com 19th Sequim

Lavender Festival PURPLE H AZE

Y E A®R ANNIVERSARY

LFree AVENDER FARM U-Tour Farms May - Sept. 10-5 daily FreeBlossoms Street Natural Fair Products Organic

JulyLavender 17,18 & 19, 2015 Products for Gifts,

Bring your summer guests to our farm for lavender ice cream, and U-pick lavender.

651566105

Decorating, Crafts & Cooking www.lavenderfestival.com

For shoppers, there’s lots to choose from: antiques and collectibles, books, clothing, fabric, furniture, gifts, greeting cards, home 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.

180 Bell Bottom Rd., Sequim 1-888-852-6560 www.purplehazelavender.com

19th Sequim 19th Sequim

Sequim Lavender Festival by Cindy Mangutz

Lavender Festival Lavender Festival

Sequim Lavender Festival by Cindy Mangutz

F E S T I V A L

®

®

®

Free Farms FreeU-Tour U-Tour Farms Free Street Fair Street Fair GFree R GORW O EWRE S RS

Design by Klaass Images Sequim Cover Lavender Festival by Cindy Mangutz

TM

TM

We’ll Keep the Lavender Blooming.” Part of Sequim Lavender Weekend

651563208

Part of Sequim Lavender Weekend

Part of Sequim Sequim, Lavender WAWeekend Sequim, WA www.sequimlavenderweekend.com “We’ll Keep the Lavender Blooming.” www.sequimlavenderweekend.com

Close to Olympic National Park 15 miles W. of P.A. on Hwy. 101 Across from Lake Sutherland

WiFi Hot Spot 232951 Hwy. 101 Port Angeles (360) 928-3043 (877) 928-3043 Discounts for Active Military, Police & Firemen www.shadowmt.com

651585872

info@lavenderfestival.com info@lavenderfestival.com www.lavenderfestival.com www.lavenderfestival.com Keep LavenderBlooming.” Blooming.” ™ “We’ll“We’ll Keep thethe Lavender

TM

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.

Full Hookups, Tent Spaces, Laundry, Store, Deli, Fuel

AJuly S SA 17,18 O A ITA& I& NN 2015 July 15, 17, 2016 & S17,18 SCOI 16 C TOI19, O July 19, 2015

G ROWERS GROWERS AASS SS OOCCI AI TAI TO INO NTM info@lavenderfestival.com info@lavenderfestival.com

Port Angeles is served by Olympic Medical Center with 126 inpatient beds, a Level III trauma center, a state-of-the-art surgery suite, 22 private shortstay rooms, laboratory, imaging and rehabilitative departments. The medical center also has its own cancer center in Sequim and home health agency.

Campground & RV Park Shadow Mountain

Sequim Lavender Festival by Cindy Mangutz th

20

The Port Angeles area is outdoor-friendly with scores of campgrounds, hiking and biking trails. The Olympic Discovery Trail spreads out 30 miles from Ediz Hook near downtown Port Angeles to Blyn, east of Sequim, and is suitable for walkers and road bikes.


DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

COLOR B C EO YDOE N D DS U KB IT J ES C AT P | 133

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.


134 | B C EO YL O O NR DC K O IDTESDA PS U B J E C T

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

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.

2.

3.

4.

5.

9. 7.

6.

8.

www.OlympicPeninsulaWineries.org

10.

From Chimacum to Port Angeles


DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

COLOR B C EO YDOE N D DS U KB IT J ES C AT P | 135

Experience Paradise on the Peninsula… Hot Air Balloo Be a Lighthouse Keeper for a Week n Flights FO R A L L ! New Dungeness Lighthouse

Openings Available

Enjoy the best hot air balloon experience in the Olympic Peninsula with Morning Star Balloon Co in their commercial passenger basket

360-683-6638

www.newdungenesslighthouse.com Photo by Marcia Bromley

Or, fly in a one-of-a-kind hot air balloon with Captain-Crystal and donate to a 501(c)(3) with Dream Catcher Balloon B&B Lodging Available For Reserviations: 360-601-2433 or airboss@nwplace.com nwplace.com & DreamCatcherBalloon.org

92nd ANNUAL

MAKAH DAYS NEAH BAY

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Aug 26-28, 2016

facebook.com/MorningStarBalloonFlights facebook.com/DreamCatcherBalloon

Experience The Outdoors!

Jaylin Jimmicum-Garcia Makah Days Queen

“Honoring Our Grandmothers” Join us for a multitude of activities which honor our ancient Makah customs & traditions and commemorate the history of our Tribe Street Fair

Fri., Sat., Sun

Traditional Canoe Racing

Fri., Sat., Sun

Slahal Tournament

Fri., Sat., Sun.

Talent Show

Friday evening

Royalty Coronation

Friday evening

Fireworks Extravaganza

Friday evening

Modern Dance

Fri., Sat. evening

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

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


136 | B C EO YL O O NR DC K O IDTESDA PS U B J E C T

CLALLAM COUNTY Forks Chamber of Commerce 1411 S. Forks Ave, Forks, WA. 98331 800-443-6757 www.forkswa.com Olympic Game Farm 1423 Ward Rd, Sequim, WA. 98382 360-683-4295 www.olygamefarm.com Pacific Rim Hobby 138 W. Railroad, Port Angeles (360) 457-0794 www.olypen.com

Makah Tribal Council PO Box 115, Neah Bay, WA 98357 www.makah.com Morning Star Balloon Co. 468 Dorothy Hunt Ln, Sequim, WA 98382 (360) 601-2433 www.nwplace.com Brigadoon Vacation Rentals 800-397-2256 or 360-683-2255 www.sequimrentals.com Sequim Spice and Tea 139 W. Washington St. Sequim, WA 98382 (360) 683-2050 www.sequimspiceandtea.com

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

New Dungeness Lighthouse PO Box 1283, Sequim, WA 98382 360-683-6638 newdungenesslighthouse.com Pane d'Amore Artisan Bakery Port Townsend - Sequim - Bainbridge 360-385-1199 www.panedamore.com Lost Mountain Lavender 1541 Taylor Cutoff Rd., Sequim, WA 360-681-2782 www.lostmountainlavender.com

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

MASON COUNTY Gillis Auto Center 180 W Hulbert Rd, Shelton, WA 98584 800-365-4096 www.gillisautocenter.com Oyster Fest Shelton Airport, WA. 98584 www.oysterfestival.org

Discover Port Gamble Washington’s Sanctuary Shore www.portgamb le .com

From dining & shopping to activities that will satisfy senses, discover yourself in Port Gamble. Tour this h town and create a memory that is one for your histo

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 the Port Gamble General Store & Café, Butcher & Baker Provisions, The Painted Lady, Mrs. Muir’s House of Magic, The Artful Ewe 1 and 2, The Quilted Strait, Wish & Rainy Day Antiques, Olympic Outdoor Center, Gamble Bay Coffee and Divine Cafe 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. Visit www.portgamble.com and make your next trip to Port Gamble one for the history books.


DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

COLOR B C EO YDOE N D DS U KB IT J ES C AT P | 137

MASON COUNTY cont. Hoodsport Winery North 23501 hwy 101, Hoodsport, WA. 98548 360-877-9894 www.hoodsport.com Allyn Days Port of Allyn Park, WA. 98524 360-710-1924 www.allynwa.org

JEFFERSON COUNTY Port Townsend Aero Museum 105 Airport Rd, Port Townsend, WA. 98368 360-379-5244 www.ptaeromuseum.org

SEQUIM SPICE & TEA

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

Culinary Herbs, Spices, & Blends Loose Leaf & Herbal Teas Gourmet Salts, Peppers, & Sugars

Olympic Music Festival Wheeler Theater - Ft Worden, Port Townsend WA. 98368 360-385-9699 www.olympicmusicfestival.org Port Townsend School of the Arts (PTSA), Building #306, Fort Worden Campus Port Townsend WA 98368 (360) 344-4479 www.ptschoolofthearts.org The Jefferson County ReCyclery 1925 Blaine Street Suite #500, Port Townsend, WA 98368 307-631-4950 www.ptrecyclery.org Key City Public Theatre 419 Washington St, Port Townsend, WA 98368 (360) 385-5278 www.keycitypublictheatre.org

Waterfron within Reach

139 W. Washington St 360-683-2050 Mon - Sat 10 am to 5:30 pm Sun 10 am - 4:30 pm “Sequim’s Largest Little Herb Store”

The Boiler Room 711 Water Street, Port Townsend WA 98368 360-379-8247 www.ptbr.org Crystal Delights 40 A Seton Rd, Port Townsend, WA 98368 (603) 296-1045 www.crystaldelights.com

Port Townsend is frequently reco Waterfront as onewithin of America’s best small Jefferson County’s 587 mi Reach shoreline are the perfect landi

Windermere Real Estate Port Townsend Jan Garing jangaring@windermere.com PortorTownsend MLS:#24 638903 (360) 301-5492 (800) 776-9344 Olympic Peninsula Wineries www.olympicpeninsulawineries.org info@olympicpeninsulawineries.org

Port Townsend MLS: 638903

KITTITAS COUNTY Camp Wahoo! Wilderness Horse Camp 888-235-0111 www.campwahoo.com

Marrowstone Island MLS: 531407

Marrowstone Island MLS: 531407

Jan Garing Real Estate Broker/Owner PORT TOWNSEND Jan Garing jangaring@windermere.com Jan Garing, EAL ESTATE BROKER Real EstateRBroker/Owner (360) 301 - 5492 jangaring@windermere.com jangaring@windermere.com (360) 301 - 5492 776 -#24 9344 #24 (800) 776 -301 9344 (360)∙ (800) - 5492 (800) 776 - 9344 #24

Port Townsend frequentlyrecognized recognized Townsend isisfrequently as onefor of your America’s bestsmall smalltowns. towns. of America’s best permanent residence or Port To Jefferson County’s 587 miles Jefferson County’s 587of shoreline miles of home. The Olympic Peninsula off are the perfect landing spot for your shoreline are the perfect landing spot permanent residence or second inpermanent the Sunbelt, spectacular for your residence orhome. second beache The Olympic Peninsula offers offers life inlife home. The Olympic Peninsula history, a wide range of cultura thethe Sunbelt, spectacular beaches, a rich in Sunbelt, spectacular beaches, a rich history, aa wide range events and tranquility at the doorstep of history, wide rangeofofcultural cultural events and tranquility tranquility atatthe ofof Seattle. and thedoorstep doorstep Seattle.

Becke


138 | B C EO YL O O NR DC K O IDTESDA PS U B J E C T

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

KITSAP CO Port Gamble www.portgamble.com

PIERCE COUNTY The Washington Midsummer Renaissance Faire 20021 Sumner Buckley Hwy, Bonney Lake, WA. 98391 800-587-0172 www.washingtonfaire.com Birx 25 Restuarant 7707 Pioneer Way, Gig Harbor, 98335 253-858-6626 www.harborbrix.com NetShed No. 9 3313 Harborview Dr. Gig Harbor, 98335 www.facebook.com/Netshed-No-9

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

Blue Willow Lavender Farm 10615 Wright Bliss Rd KP N, Gig Harbor, WA 98326 253-225-9030 www.bluewillowlavendarfarm.com

Open Wednesdays - Sundays 9 am - 4 pm $10 general admission • Children under 7 - FREE Airport Rd., Port Townsend 98368 • 360-379-5244

www.ptaeromuseum.com

TM

WINERY

85th Annual

MARYSVILLE STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL “HONORED TRADITIONS, FUTURE VISIONS”

a perfect day trip

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

North 23501 HWY 101, Hoodsport WA

Celebrating 35 years • a Winery Loop ® Winery

June 11th - 19th

You and your family are invited to join us in celebrating the 85th annual Strawberry Festival in Marysville, WA! This is the largest festival in Snohomish County! So many fun activities such as: • Kids Day • Talent Show • Berry Fun Run • Market in the Park / Car Show / Carnival • Fashion Show • Starlight Parade followed by Fireworks Show We look forward to seeing you and your family the 3rd week in June! For more information, please visit: www.maryfest.org /marysvillestrawberryfestival Made Possible In Part By Assistance From The Snohomish County Hotel-Motel Tax Fund


DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

COLOR B C EO YDOE N D DS U KB IT J ES C AT P | 139

PIERCE COUNTY cont. Chapel on Fox Island 253-549-7039 info@foxislandchapel.net www.foxislandchapel.net The Inn At Gig Harbor 800-795-9980 innatgigharbor.com

SNOHOMISH COUNTY Marysville Strawberry Festival 1059 State Ave, Marysville, WA 98270 360-651-9854 www.maryfest.org

2016 SUMMER SEASON

THURSTON Olympic Flight Museum (Airshow) 7637 Old Hwy 99 SE, Olympia, WA 98501 (360)705-3925 www.olympicairshow.com

OTHER AREAS

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CENTRUM FORT WORDEN | PORT TOWNSEND

CONCERTS AT THE WHEELER THEATER

McKenna Sportfishing Port Renfrew, BC, Canada 250-647-0123 kevin@mckennasportfishing.com

SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS AT 2 PM JULY 16 & 17 | AUG 13 - SEPT 11

TICKETS ON SALE

olympicmusicfestival.org

WORLD CLASS CHAMBER MUSIC

Home of the Waving Bears

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

Get Face-to-Face with Wildlife at

OLYMPIC GAME FARM

Entertaining Families for over 44 years! Summer season offers walking tours and Hardy's Market opens

Brigadoon Vacation Rentals Port Townsend to West of Port Angeles Camel and Pony Rides onsite provided by Animal Rides Unlimited

OPEN DAILY at 9am Kids 5 and under FREE

Group, Military & Senior Discounts!

www.olygamefarm.com

1423 Ward Rd, Sequim 98382

1-800-778-4295

– Great Rates –

2 Night Minimum (3 Night Minimum for Holidays & Local Festivals)

All Sizes & Locations Furnished & Nice Amenities

sequimrentals.com 800-397-2256 or 360-683-2255 brigadoon@olypen.com


140 | B C EO YL O O NR DC K O IDTESDA PS U B J E C T

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

MCKENNA SPORTFISHING Unbelievable Salmon and Halibut Fishing

Open Daily May-Aug, 10-6

Out of Port Renfrew, B.C., in a 26ft Northwest Aluminum Craft with twin 200hp Yamaha’s and a 20hp trolling motor.

Over 100 varieties to enjoy!

Kevin has top of the line fishing gear. Book with McKenna Sportfishing today!

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

250-647-0123 kevin@ mckennasportfishing.com

www.mckennasportfishing.com

Discover Forks on the Olympic Peninsula Imagine your Wedding in this Beautiful Waterfront Setting Located on beautiful Echo Bay Since 1900 Romantic views of the Olympic Mountains and Echo Bay The Chapel’s elegant reception hall opens onto our beautifully landscaped waterfront gardens, and is perfect for entertaining up to 70 people seated at tables indoors (with outside dining, weather permitting), or a few more for a more casual event. Outdoor weddings are popular during the summer months, with seating for up to 130 guests. Planning an outdoor wedding or event and worried about the weather? Whether you choose an indoor or outdoor wedding or event, our lovely historic Chapel is the destination for your special day! Explore our website for further information.

(253) 549-7039 · Fax: (253) 549-2473 info@foxislandchapel.net www.foxislandchapel.net Like us on Facebook!

Forks

Chamber of Commerce Visitor Information Center

antique, unusual and

unique glass curiosities

• Mention this ad when you visit our store and receive a free gift • Visit the Crystal Delights Adult Showroom • Come watch our lampworkers at work CRYSTALDELIGHTS.COM 40A Seton Rd • Port Townsend WA • (603) 296-1045

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

800.443.6757 • www.forkswa.com

Drone On Sport Cub S

Blade 200 QX

Pilots Wanted

Pacific Rim Hobby Model Cars - Boats - Trains Planes- RC & Supplies

138 W. Railroad • Port Angeles 1-800-99“HOBBY”(4-6229) • (360) 457-0794 • prhobby@olypen.com Monday-Saturday - 10-6 • Sunday - 12-5


DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

COLOR B C EO YDOE N D DS U KB IT J ES C AT P | 141

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

Tues - Sat 10 AM - 5 PM

August 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 2016

Come immerse yourself in

At The Kelley Farm

at Blue Willow Lavender Farm

Tickets are available online or at the Towne Gate on the day of the show!

10615 Wright Bliss Rd KP N, Gig Harbor, WA 98326 253-225-9030 www.bluewillowlavenderfarm.com

20021 Sumner Buckley Hwy, Bonney Lake, WA 98391 Hours: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm Children under 5 years old are FREE! Parking is FREE!

www.washingtonfaire.com

Lavender!

6th Annual Lavender Festival Fri - Sat, July 8-9, 2016 10 AM - 6 PM


142 | B C EO YL O O NR DC K O IDTESDA PS U B J E C T

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

sign-up at ptarts.org

Pick from fun themes & learn from top artists!

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. Winter hours-close at 8pm

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

Weekly Camps June 20-July 29 at Fort Worden State Park

By Northwind Arts Center & Port Townsend School of the Arts for Ages 6-11. info@ptarts.org (360)774-1166

Limited Drop-ins Available

“Your Home Town Dealership”

Largest Selection Of Used Cars In Mason County SALES•SERVICE•PARTS

WWW.GILLISAUTOCENTER.COM 800-365-4096 360-426-5585

2nd Shelton Exit Off Hwy. 101 vertical–soundpublishing.indd 1

4/29/16 2:44 PM


DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

COLOR B C EO YDOE N D DS U KB IT J ES C AT P | 143

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. 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. 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-the-art,

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.

TACOMA 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. 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 mid1990s. 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.


144 | B C EO YL O O NR DC K O IDTESDA PS U B J E C T

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

WHIDBEY ISLAND

Whidbey Island is the largest of the islands composing Island County, Washington. It’s just a short ferry ride from Port Townsend, which is just north of Kitsap County in Jefferson County. Whidbey offers nature hikes, camping, shopping and much history. There are many hotels and bed and breakfasts, which means visitors can make a weekend of it. Whidbey Island has 58,211 residents. An estimated 29,000 of Whidbey Island residents live in rural locations. The economy of Whidbey Island south of Oak Harbor relies heavily on tourism, small-scale agriculture and the arts. Langley and Freeland both have a number of art galleries and antique stores. Whidbey is home to numerous working artists,

writers, and performers. These include many wellknown painters, sculptors, glass artists, wood workers, metal workers, mixed media artists, photographers, authors, poets, actors, and musicians.

Whidbey Island hosts many festivals and celebrations throughout the year. Among the most popular is the Island Area Fair, on the third weekend of August. It includes rides, food, and 4-H animal shows.

Whidbey Island contains Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve, the first national historic reserve in the U.S. created by the National Park Service to preserve the rural history and culture of the island.

The Maxwelton Beach Fourth of July Parade and fireworks show offers a small-town feel and a parade that includes everything from antique fire engines to kids on their decorated bikes. It takes place at the southern end of Maxwelton Road at Dave Mackie Park.

And any visitor to Whidbey should be sure to visit Deception Pass State Park. Take the opportunity to camp, or take a nature hike, or for those who aren’t afraid of heights, walk across the Deception Pass Bridge. Washington State Parks located on the island include Deception Pass State Park, Joseph Whidbey State Park, Fort Ebey State Park, Fort Casey State Park, Possession Point State Park, and South Whidbey Island State Park. Sites not to miss on the island include the Greenbank Farm, at mid point on the island. There’s several artists shops, and a local wine tasting room, along with gardens to view. A small cafe offers in-season specials that are great for a lunch time picnic nearby. Just a ways south of there is Meerkerk Gardens. Meerkerk Gardens is open every day of the year, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy a stroll through 10 acres of display gardens and walk along four miles of nature trails. It’s a dog friendly garden, so bring Rover with you.

Choochokam is the annual street fair and arts festival, held in Langley during the second weekend of July. Check its website, www.choochokamarts.org for detailed schedules. Another great event is Whidbey Island Race Week, a week-long sailing regatta every summer based out of Oak Harbor with daily racing in Penn Cove and/or Saratoga Passage. Usually on the third week of July, it can vary slightly due to tidal conditions. Check with the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce for more. Gray whales migrate between Whidbey and Camano Islands during March and April and can be seen from both ship and shore. Orcas also make use of the waters surrounding Whidbey Island. There are a number of whale-watching tours including Deception Pass Tours at www.Deceptionpasstours.com.

FREE!

Visit our full menu at www.frasergh.com WH I

EW EY N S GR DB

THE

P OU

Dinners Steaks • Seafood • Cocktails Tues - Sat Whidbey’s Ultimate Dining Experience 4:30-9:30 Dramatic Open Chef ’s Kitchen

BEST OF

WHIDBEY READERS CHOICE AWARDS

360.279.1231 • 1191 SE Dock Street • Oak Harbor

9th Annual Block Party & Pig Roast

SUNDAY AUGUST 14, 2015 NOON - 5PM PIONEER WAY & HWY 20 • Free Lunch Buffet • Professional BBQ Competitors • Live Music Stage

at our Town Shop: Beautiful Plants, Baked Goods, Thoughtful Gifts, Classes, Our products, other local items at our FARM: Fields of color, U-Pick, Lavender Labyrinth and Shop Town Shop: 15 Coveland Street in Coupeville | Farm: 2530 Darst Rd., June-August

360.544.4132 | lavenderwind.com

• Arts & Crafts Vendors • Vaudeville Acts & Clowns • Kids Climbing Wall & Games • Hot Dog & Pie Eating Contest • Miss N Whidbey Scholarship Award PNWBA Sanctioned BBQ competition featuring teams from Canada, Washington, Oregon, Idaho & Montana.

www.OakHarborPigfest.com


DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

C O L O R CW OH DE R D ES T UO BJB EU CT Y | 145

ADVERTISERS INDEX 102

NORTH POINT CHURCH

11:11 BAIL BONDS

121

COMMANDER-NAVY REGION NW DEPT

29

JAN ZUFELT- KREI JOHN L. SCOTT

A & C’S DINER AND BAKERY

114

COMMUNITY THEATER, INC.

40

KIMBERLY MCLAUGHLIN JOHANSSON CLARK 87

NOVUS AUTO GLASS

72 121

COOKIE’S PET CORNER & WASH

35

JULIE MILLER/ WINDERMERE

88

NW MARITIME CENTER /WOODEN BOAT

138

ACTION NOW PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

68

CRIMSON COVE, LLC

96

KCCHA /DBA HOUSING KITSAP

63

OAK HARBOR BLOCK PARTY

144

ALDER CREEK PET LODGE

34

D’VINE WINES

103

KEELEE’S KLOSET

120

OLDE CENTRAL ANTIQUE MALL

120

ALL CREATURES ANIMAL HOSPITAL

34

DAY SMOKERS CLUB

114

KEY CITY PLAYERS

135

OLYMPIC FLIGHT MUSEUM

142

DELIGHTS/ANDREW SCHWARTZ

140

KEYPORT AUTO REPAIR

99

OLYMPIC GAME FARM

139 139

ACE HARDWARE-BAINBRIDGE

ALLYN COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION

88, 148

136

AMY’S DECADENT CHOCOLATES

43

CURRENT DENTAL

68

KINGSTON AUTO SHOP

102

OLYMPIC MUSIC FESTIVAL

AMY’S DECADENT CHOCOLATES

114

DENNIS PAIGE - SOTHEBY’S

77

KINGSTON COVE YACHT CLUB

102

OLYMPIC OUTDOORS

DIRECTORS MORTGAGE

78

KING WOK

43

OLYMPIC PENINSULA WINERIES

ANDERSON DENTURE CENTER

5

17, 110, 106, 96 134

ANIMAL RESCUE FAMILIES

36

DIY TOBACCO

114

KITSAP FLOORING OUTLET

114

OLYMPIC PROPERTY GROUP

107

AUNTY MINS SPECIALIZED PETCARE

36

DOCKSIDE GRILL

142

KITSAP HUMANE SOCIETY

34

OLYMPIC PROPERTY GROUP

106

B & B REPAIR AUTO

111

DOCTORS CLINIC

152

KITSAP MARITIME HERITAGE FOUNDATION

28

OUR LADY STAR OF THE SEA

73

BAINBRIDGE DIAMONDS & JEWELRY

90

EAGLE HARBOR WINE CO

45

KITSAP PENINSULA VISITOR & CONFERENCE

19

OUR SAVIOURS LUTHERAN CHURCH

72

BAINBRIDGE GARDENS

87

ECHO ARTWORKS

114

KITSAP PROPERTY MANAGEMENT INC

64

OXFORD SUITES

111, 52

PACIFIC RIM HOBBY

140 141

BAINBRIDGE IS PARKS FOUNDATION

89

ELEVEN WINERY

45

KITSAP PUBLIC FACILITIES DISTRICT

9

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND DOWNTOWN ASS

85

ELMO’S BOOK EXCHANGE

116

KITSAP TENNIS & ATHLETIC CENTER

55

PANE D’AMORE

BAINBRIDGE PAWS

39

EMMANUEL APOSTOLIC CHURCH

73

KITSAP TRANSIT

12

PAPER & LEAF

75

BARBI’S BIRD HOUSE

35

OLYMPIC COLLEGE

59

KITSAP VETERINARY HOSPITAL

35

PAUL DAVIS RESTOR/OLYMPIC PEN

115

BARNA & CO

96

EVERGREEN REAL ESTATE & PROPER

64

LA PALAPA MEXICAN GRILL

119

PAWS AND FINS

BEST WESTERN

85

EVERYBODY’S ENTERTAINMENT

121

LAVENDER FESTIVAL

132

PAWSABLY HOME, LLC

36

BLISS DAY SPA

103

LAVENDER WIND FARMS

144

PEACE LUTHERAN SCHOOL

32

BLUE COLLAR PET SALON

36

FAIRBANK CONSTRUCTION FATHOMS O’FUN

78 59150

63

PENINSULA FEDERAL CREDIT UNION

LIBERTY BAY BANK

12

PENINSULA OUTFITTERS INC

LIBERTY SHORES

70

LEGACY MANAGEMENT GROUP INC

34, 89

4 21

6, 97

FINGERS DUKE

115

BLUE WILLOW LAVENDER FARM

141

FIRST FEDERAL

2

BOEHM’S CHOCOLATES

96

FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH

BON CHEVEUX

95

FORKS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

140

LITTLE CITY CANDY COMPANY

BOOMERS PET BOUTIQUE

97

FOUR SEASONS POOLS & SPAS

110

LOCAL BOYS

BREMERTON UNITED METHODIST

73

FRASERS GOURMET HIDEAWAY

144

LOST MOUNTAIN LAVENDER

140

PORT ORCHARD BAY STREET ASSOCIATION

119

BRIGADOON VACATION RENTALS

139

FROG SOAP

115

MAKAH TRIBAL DAYS

135

PORT GAMBLE

136

BRIX 25 RESTAURANT

138

GALLETTA SCHOOL OF DANCE

95

MANCHESTER PUB

120

PORT GAMBLE GENERAL STORE

107

72

PORT GAMBLE GUEST HOUSES LLC

106

138

PORT MADISON LUTHERAN CHURCH

BLUE HERON JEWELRY CO

BUG MUSEUM BUTCHER AND BAKER CENTRAL KITSAP CHURCH OF CHRIST CATHERINE ARLEN

32 106 73 101

73

LIFECARE CENTER OF PORT ORCH

GAZEBO FLORIST

120

MANNETTE COMMUNITY CHURCH

GILLIS AUTO CENTER

142

MARYFEST INC

GOOD PROPERTY MANAGEMENT GREENWAY MARIJUANA GRUSS INC/ POULSBO RED APPLE

65 147 93

MCKENNA SPORTFISHING

5 103 48

1585

PENINSULA PROPERTY MANAGEMENT PHASE II GROOMING

65 121

PHO’T & N

95

PIED PIPER’S EMPORIUM

80

73

PORT OF KINGSTON/ DISPLAY ADS

102 151

MIKE’S CAR WASH

94

PORT ORCHARD CHAMBER OF COMMER

MONTESSORI COUNTRY SCHOOL

87

PORT ORCHARD FIRST LUTHERAN

MORA ICED CREAMERY

87

PORT ORCHARD UNITED

73

CATS MEOW

97

CB’S NUTS

102

HANSVILLE GROCERY

CENTRAL AVENUE SALON

103

HIGH COUNTRY OUTFITTERS

32

MORNING STAR BALLOON CO.

135

CHAPEL ON ECHO BAY

140

HIGHWAY 420 CONSULTING

81

MOSQUITO FLEET WINERY

128

POULSBO CITY

92 93 94

102

PORT TOWNSEND AERO MUSEUM

CHOCMO 95

HOODSPORT WINERY

138

MOSSBACK / FOODSHED

103

POULSBO MERCANTILE POULSBO VILLAGE

72 138

CHS NORTHWEST

93

HORSE AND COW GRILL

115

MRS MUIRS HOUSE OF GHOST

106

CITY OF BREMERTON

33

HOT SHOTS JAVA

96

MT. ZION MISSIONARY BAPTIST

73

PUBLIC SAFETY TESTING

29

CITY OF PORT ORCHARD

60

INN AT GIG HARBOR

137

NATURALLY 4 PAWS

36

PUGET SOUND EXPRESS-

23

CLAUDIA’S PET CARE

34

IRENE’S SCHOOL OF DANCE

32

NETSHED NO. 9

138

PURPLE HAZE LAVENDER

132

CLEARWATER CASINO

13

ISLAND HAMMER LLC

95

NEW DUNGENESS LIGHT STATION

135

RED DOG SALOON

120

CLOSET TRANSFER

96

JACOBS TREASURES

121

NOLA BABY CO.

32

REID PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

64

COMFORT INN ON THE BAY

53

JAKES PICKUP

89

NORDIC MAID

97

REID REAL ESTATE

65


146 | W CO H LE O RR E C T O DBEUDY S U B J E C T

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

ADVERTISERS INDEX 63

STEDMAN BEE SUPPLY

111

THISTLE FLORAL & HOME

RINGS & THINGS

120

STREAMLINER DINER

85

TIZLEY’S EUROPUB

ROBERT HEAY

67

SUGAR STUDIOS

110

TOWN & COUNTRY MARKET

ROLLING BAY WINERY

45

SUQUAMISH CLEARWATER CASINO

29

TOYS ETC

ROLLING HILLS GOLF COURSE

56

SUQUAMISH MUSEUM

26

TRIED & TRUE TATTOO

ROOSTERS CAFE

89

SUSANNA’S ANTIQUES

115

TUCKER DISTILLERY

SAINTS CAR CLUB

58

SWEET LIFE CAKERY LLC

103

VCA CENTRAL KITSAP ANIMAL #611

36

VENETO RISTORANTE ITALIANO

RESERVE AT BUCKLIN HILL

31

103

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND SNAP SHOTS BAINBRIDGE ISLAND MUSEUM ART

1

B.I BARKERY

2

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND BREWING COMP

2

BAINBRIDGE ORGANIC DISTILLERS

2

BEST WESTERN

2

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND FARMERS MARKET

2

111

BAINBRIDGE HISTORICAL MUSEUM

1

VERKSTED GALLERY

97

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND STUDIO TOUR

1

97 9 32, 95 120 43, 110

SEAN M COUCH DDS PS

102

SWING SET MALL

SEQUIM SPICE & TEA

137

TANGO ZULU ENTERPRISES LLC

SHADOW MT GENERAL STORE

132

TAQUERIA LOS CAZADORES

93

VILLAGE GREEN APTS-KINGSTON

63

BLOEDEL RESERVE

2

SHOOMADOGGIE ENTERPRISES

93

TASTE WEI

43

VLIST MOTORS

118

BON BON ENTERPRISES INC

1

SIDNEY MUSEUM & ARTS ASSOC.

27

THE ARTS / KERRY TREMAIN

142

WA RENAISSANCE ARTS & ED SOC

141

BUCKLEY & BUCKLEY

2

SILVERDALE AUTOWORKS

111

THE BOILER ROOM

141

WESTSIDE PIZZA KINGSTON

103

EAGLE HARBOR BOOKS

2

SILVERDALE BEACH HOTEL

51

THE BRASS KRAKEN PUB

96

WHISKEY CREEK STEAK HOUSE

ELLE’S ISLAND SPECTACLE

2

SKIFF POINT GUEST HOUSE

88

THE CANDY SHOPPE LLC

120

THE GRUB HUT

101

106

99

WILLOW’S 89

KIDIMU 1

WINDERMERE-PTTWN DWNTOWN

137

LAWSON DESIGN STUDIO

71

THE ISLAND GALLERY

86

WISH & RAINY DAY LLC

106

MILLSTREAM 2

SOROPTIMIST INT’L PORT ORCHARD

61

THE MADISON DINER

84

WOODSIDE ANIMAL HOSPITAL

34

PASTICHE ANTIQUES

1

SPORT HAUS

95

THE POINT CASINO

3

WOODWARD JOHN L. SCOTT

71

SUZANNE MAURICE WINE BAR

2

ST BARNABAS CHURCH

72

THE RECYCLERY

141

YOUNG BRIDGET-WINDERMERE

71

WESTSIDE PIZZA

1

ST OLAF CATHOLIC CHURCH

72

THE ROOT CELLARS

149

SKOOKUM ROTARY FOUNDATION SOLE MATES

142

1


DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

COLOR CODED SU BJECT | 147

Bringing Class to Smoking Grass

HUNDREDS OF PRODUCTS FROM OVER 40+ PRODUCERS

BEST PRICES IN KITSAP COUNTY CALL OR DROP IN FOR DETAILS Flower & Pre-rolls

HAPPY HOUR SPECIALS 4:20 TO 8PM

Cartridges & concentrates

FULL MENU ON

Glassware & Informative Accessories Sales Staff

Handicap Accessible

ATM on site Ask about our Frequently High Loyalty Program OPEN 7 DAYS :: WEEKLY & DAILY SPECIALS

4851 Geiger Rd, Port Orchard | 360.443.6988 | www.greenwaymarijuana.com

Highest Rated Customer Service

Mon-Sat 9-10 :: Sun 9-9

Ages 21+

WARNING: 1. This product has intoxicating effects and may be habit forming.; 2. Marijuana can impair concentration, coordination, and judgment. Do not operate a vehicle or machiner y under the influence of this drug.; 3. There may be health risks associated with consumption of this product.; and, 4. For use only by adults twenty- one and older. Keep out of the reach of children.


SUMMER

148 | COLOR CODED SU BJECT

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER

FOR ALL YOUR HOME IMPROVEMENT NEEDS

Your Locally Owned Full-Service, Family Hardware Home Store Mon-Fri 8am-7pm • Sat 8am-6pm • Sun 10am-5pm 635 High School Road NE • (206) 842-9901 • www.acehardware.com


DO YOU HAVE HIGH STANDARDS? DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

COLOR CODED SU BJECT | 149

SO DO WE. We believe our word is our bond; we work diligently to provide an open conversation and a blank canvas for new and experienced cannabis users alike. We have a wide variety of options to suit each individual need, and our main goal is to understand each client’s underlying desires.

23632 WA-3 - Belfair, WA

TheRootCellars.com

OPEN DAILY 9AM-10PM

HAPPY HOUR!

Mon-fri 4pm-4:20pm 10% off all flower Mon-Fri 7:10pm-Close 10% off all concentrates & accessories S H A T T E R D A Y ! Saturday - All Day - 20% off all concentrates SUNDAY FUNDAY! Sun & Mon - All Day - 20% off all edibles This product has intoxicating effects and may be habit forming. Marijuana can impair concentration, coordination and judgment. Do not operate a vehicle or machinery under the influence of this drug. There may be health risks associated with consumption of this product. For use only by adults 21 and older. Keep out of the reach of children.


150 | COLOR CODED SUBJECT

EMPOWERING YOUTH

South Kitsap’s

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

STRENGTHENING COMMUNITY

49 Years!

FATHOMS O' FUN FESTIVAL, INC. S E N T R E S P

SATURDAY MAY 28th SAT-SUN MAY 28-29th SEAGULL SPLAT PIRATES RENDEZVOUS 5K RUN/WALK! Beer Garden, Vendors, Honoring Military & Veterans

SAT. JUNE 25th GRAND PARADE Sponsored by

SATURDAY JUNE 25th HOT FOOT 5K RACE! Sponsored by

Shows & Activities!

SATURDAY JUNE 25-26th FESTIVAL BY THE SEA Craft and Vendor show!

Bay Street

Bay Street

Bay Street

Bay Street

Bay Street

MONDAY JULY 4th Sinclair FIREWORKS SHOW

SUNDAY AUGUST 14th FESTIVAL BY THE BAY

Sponsored by

at the SAINTS CAR CLUB CRUZ

FRI-SUN NOV. 11-13th THE CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL

SATURDAY NOV 26th BREAKFAST WITH SANTA

SAT. MARCH 4th 2017 ROYALTY SCHOLARSHIP PAGEANT

Bay Street

Bay Street

Sample & shop locally made treats and gifts! Port Orchard Eagles Club, 4001 Jackson Ave. SE

You’ve got to DREAM

Photos, goodies & more! Port Orchard Eagles Club, 4001 Jackson Ave. SE

Supporting our youth scholarship program Christian Life Center, 1780 Lincoln Ave SE

IT TO BE IT

FATHOMS O’ FUN is a community organization operated by local volunteers who are dedicated to Empowering Youth & Strengthening Community. Proceeds from our annual events support our Youth Scholarship Program as well as other community resources. Traditions live on as we continually celebrate South Kitsap through family-friendly events & activities. Fathoms O’ Fun has been hosting many of our annual events for nearly 50 years! So come on down and be a part of all the fun in store. We look forward to seeing you!

Fathoms O’ Fun ENJOY FREE LIVE MUSIC EVERY THURSDAY AT 6:30 PM June 4th - September 4th • Port Orchard Marina Waterfront Park Rain or Shine! See Our Website for Full Concert Listing!

Contact Us to Learn More! www.FathomsOFun.org • (360) 871-1805 OR (360) 876-3505


DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

COLOR CODED SU BJECT | 151

Explore Port Orchard’s downtown is easily walkable. The Port Orchard Pedestrian Path, with its view of the naval shipyard across the inlet and Olympic Mountains in the distance, is an accessible and scenic spot for a stroll or bike ride.

For serious shoppers, there is a collection of eclectic boutiques, antique and collectible shops along Bay Street where merchants offer a mix of designer goods as well as retro finds and a wonderful collection of toys and games, making browsing all the more fun. Dining choices are abundant – from a bistro to a gastropub to dining with a water view. And for dessert, from jawbreakers and taffy to specialty-brand or hand-crafted chocolates and ice cream, Port Orchard is well-equipped to serve the most demanding sweet tooth.

PORT ORCHARD GOLFING | MARINAS | DINING ARTS | FISHING | BOATING

MONTHLY EVENTS Saturday Farmers Market Port Orchard – April to October Concerts by the Bay Port Orchard – Thursdays, June to September MARCH St. Patrick’s Day Parade Bremerton APRIL Easter Egg Hunt in the Park MAY Opening Day of Boating Season Armed Forces Parade Bremerton Ladies Night Out on Bay Street Seagull Calling Festival Kitsap Harbor Fest Seagull Splat Run Pirates Rendezvous Craft and Vendor Show JUNE Fathoms O’ Fun Festival Grand Parade SK Volunteer Fireman’s

Association Annual Hot Foot 5k races Festival by the Sea Craft & Vendor show National Marina Day JULY Fathoms Grand Fireworks, July 4 Chris Craft Rendezvous Mustangs on the Waterfront Historic Home and Garden Tour AUGUST The Cruz (Presented by the Saints Car Club) Festival by the Bay at the Cruz Olalla Bluegrass Festival Taste of Hood Canal

SEPTEMBER Blackberry Festival Bremerton Taste of Port Orchard OCTOBER Ladies Night Out on Bay Street Halloween in downtown Port Orchard & Bremerton USS Turner Joy Haunted Ship NOVEMBER Chocolate Gala and Chocolate Festival Breakfast with Santa DECEMBER Winter Fest Pictures with Santa at the Log Cabin Museum Chimes and Lights Holiday Celebration Jingle Bell Run

For exact dates and updated events

ExplorePortOrchard.com


152 | COLOR CODED SUBJECT

DISCOVE R K ITSAP 2016

The Doctors Clinic, where you are at the heart of our mission. 7 Locations 9 Ancillary Services 35 Specialties 80 Providers

Por t Orchard | Poulsbo

| Silverdale

www.TheDoctorsClinic.com | (360) 782-3660

Discover Kitsap - Discover Kitsap 2016  

i20160525112056791.pdf

Read more
Read more
Similar to
Popular now
Just for you