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Almanac 2019 SOUth kitsap

Your guide to the people and places that make South Kitsap unique

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he South Kitsap community’s identity is anchored in its connections to the past with landmarks, historic buildings, docks, churches. Port Orchard, the county seat, is surrounded by smaller towns and communities such as Manchester, South Colby, Southworth, Harper, Olalla and Burley. South Kitsap offers state and county parks, scenic drives, walking trails and paths, shopping, and activities such as bowling, a modern and vintage movie theatre, playhouse, veterans memorial and museum.

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are within walking distance to several shops and attractions, including the waterfront park which hosts the weekly farmers markets and monthly art walk, along with annual cars shows and festivals on the bay. Â One of the best ways to get to Seattle is by foot ferry from Port Orchard to the Bremerton Ferry Terminal, or by crossing the Tacoma Narrows Bridge.

Port Orchard’s charming downtown waterfront features antique shops, dining with local brews and bites, walking paths, a playground and community park for family friendly activities. There are many businesses and restaurants along Mile Hill Drive and Bethel Avenue. There is extensive public access to waterfronts. Marinas offer guest moorage which

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CITY GOVERNMENT

The City of Port Orchard’s Finance Department is accountable for the accurate management of the city’s resources. The Finance Department is directly responsible for Utility Billing, Business Licensing, Accounts Payable and Receivable, Capital Assets, Grant Management, Budget and Auditing, Debt Management, Financial Reporting, Payroll and Employee Benefits, Human Resources, and Information Technology.

Port Orchard City Hall 216 Prospect St., Port Orchard, WA 98366 360-876-4407 • Fax 360-895-9029 www.cityofportorchard.us Hours: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday (Closed all federal holidays) Mayor: Rob Putaansuu: rputaansuu@cityofportorchard.us City Council Members John Clauson 360-874-5531, ext. 235, jclauson@cityofportorchard.us Cindy Lucarelli 608 347-7508, clucarelli@cityofportorchard.us Shawn Cucciardi 360-874-5525, ext. 231, scucciardi@cityofportorchard.us Scott Diener 360-876-7033, ext. 233, sdiener@cityofportorchard.us Fred Chang 360-876-5077, fchang@cityofportorchard.us Jay Rosapepe 360-874-5530, ext. 237, jrosapepe@cityofportorchard.us Bek Ashby: 360-731-0778, bashby@cityofportorchard.us City Clerk 360-876-4407, cityclerk@cityofportorchard.us Responsibilities of the City Clerk’s office include: • Providing administrative duties to the Mayor and City Council • Public Records Requests • Claim for Damages • Special events, cabaret, temporary vendor, and banner permitting • Agenda packet development/distribution • Transcribing minutes of regular and special City Council meetings • Manages the City’s website and social media accounts • City Hall facility rentals • Maintains official City documents Finance Department 360-876-5139, Fax 360-895-9029

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The city has adopted Financial Policies that provide the basic foundation and framework for many of the issues and decisions facing the city. The policies promote sound financial management and assist in the city’s stability, efficiency, and effectiveness. The financial goals included in the policies seek to: • Ensure the financial integrity of the city; • Manage the financial assets in a sound and prudent manner; • Improve financial information for decision makers at all levels; • Policy makers as they review decisions that affect the city on a long- term basis; • Managers as they implement policy on a day-to-day basis; • Maintain and further develop programs to ensure the long term ability to pay all costs necessary to provide the level and quality of service required by citizens; • Maintain a spirit of openness and transparency while being fully accountable to the public for the city’s fiscal activities. Public Works 360-876-4991, Fax 360-876-4980 publicworks@cityofportorchard.us After hours water/sewer emergences: 9-1-1 The Public Works crew is supervised by the Public Works supervisor and is responsible for maintenance of the City’s infrastructure. The Public Works crew repairs the city’s streets and street signs. Typically, the city contracts annually for paving selected streets. The Public Works crew cannot repair or maintain private streets. The city maintains public sidewalks. These

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sidewalks are periodically inventoried and a contract is let annually to replace the worst sections of walkways. New sidewalks are typically constructed by developers or neighborhood Local Improvement Districts. The city has and maintains its parks, but it does not have a parks activity program. Inquiries to rent the Active Club should be directed to the Public Works office at 360876-4991. The city provides water and sewer service within the city limits, including the McCormick Woods community. The city limits overlap with the West Sound Utility District, which provides services to areas within Port Orchard. Inquiries about water and sewer service should be directed to the City Public Works office at (360) 876-4991 or the districts. Kitsap County Health District can also assist you if you call 360-728-2235. Port Orchard and the West Sound Utility District jointly own and operate the Joint Wastewater Treatment Facility, which provides secondary treatment to the community’s wastewater before it enters Sinclair Inlet. The city contracts with the district for the day-to-day operation of the facility. Specific treatment questions should be directed to the district at 360-876-2545. The city maintains its stormwater system to include culverts and city-owned stormwater ponds. Department of Community Development 360-874-5533, Fax 360-876-4980 planning@cityofportorchard.us PLANNING RESPONSIBILITIES: Advanced Planning: • Annual Comprehensive Plan Amendments • Coordinated planning with Kitsap County and the Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council. • Annexations Current Planning: • Land Use Reclassification (Rezones) • Conditional Use Permits • Temporary Use Permits • Subdivision Applications

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and traffic violations; investigate and enforce criminal and traffic laws; arrest offenders; assist public; investigate accidents and expedite flow of traffic; and maintain positive community relations and education.

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• Variance Applications • Short Plat Applications • Boundary Line Adjustments Municipal Court 360-876-1701, Fax 360-895-3071 court@ cityofportorchard.us Port Orchard Municipal Court hears misdemeanor and gross misdemeanor criminal cases including criminal traffic, criminal non-traffic, and all non-criminal traffic and non-traffic infractions, and parking tickets for violations occurring within the city limits. MISSION STATEMENT The mission of the Port Orchard Municipal Court is to establish and maintain public trust and confidence in the Court by ensuring independence, accessibility, accountability, and fairness for all citizens. Port Orchard Police Department 546 Bay St., Port Orchard, WA 98366 360-876-1700 • Fax 360-976-5546 police@cityofportorchard.us

The Port Orchard Police Department is responsible for protecting life and property; preserving the peace; preventing crime, maintaining positive community relations; apprehending and convicting criminal violators; recovering property; planning and regulating traffic and encouraging and developing community involvement and interaction. The Police Department consist of the following divisions: • Administration - Provide planning, develop policies, organize and direct the overall successful operation of the Police Department. • Investigation Division - Investigates crimes that occur within the city and follow through to successful conclusion; assist patrol with investigations and follow up when required; initiate criminal investigations and act as liaison with outside agencies. • Operations Division - Provides a constant visible patrol for the purpose of deterring crime

• Support Division - Provides timely, efficient handling of complaints; processing reports; and maintaining property and evidence; parking enforcement, schedules and conduct training. • Special Programs - Programs within the Police Department that fulfill a community need. These programs currently consist of; School Resource Officer Program, Canine Program; Motorcycle Patrol; Marine Patrol; Bicycle Patrol; Crime Prevention; Emergency Management; Community Services; and Volunteers in Police Service. • Task Force Programs - Regional Narcotics Task Force; Regional Special Weapons and Tactics Unit, and Traffic Safety Task Force.

C OUN T Y GO V E R NME N T COUNTY GOVERNMENT Kitsap County 619 Division St., Port Orchard, WA 98366 360-337-5777 • www.kitsapgov.com County Commissioners Office 614 Division St., Port Orchard, WA 98366 360-337-7146 District 1: Rob Gelder, rgelder@kitsap.wa.us

District 2: Charlotte Garrido, cgarrido@ kitsap.wa.us

Community Development: 360-337-5777

District 3: Ed Wolfe, ewolfe@kitsap.wa.us

Fire Marshal: 360-337-5777

DEPARTMENTS Auditor and Election Division: 360-337-7129 Assessor: 360-337-7160 Clerk: 360-337-7164

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Coroner: 360-337-7077 Parks and Recreation: 360-337-5350 Prosecutor: 360-337-7174 Treasurer: 360-337-7135

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Gov. Jay Inslee (Dem.) P.O. Box 40002, Olympia, WA 98504-0002 360-902-4111 • 1-800-833-6388 Fax: 360-753-4110 • www.governor.wa.gov 26th DISTRICT Represents part of Pierce and Kitsap Counties including part of Bremerton, Port Orchard, and Gig Harbor. State Senator Emily Randall (Dem.) (Office location pending) PO Box 40426, Olympia, WA 98504 Olympia Office: 360-786-7650 Sarah Myers, legislative assistant 360-786-7650 sarah.myers@leg.wa.gov emily.randall@leg.wa.gov State Rep. Jesse Young (Rep.), Position 1 422 John L. O’Brien Building P.O. Box 40600, Olympia, WA 98504-0600 360-786-7964 • 1-800-562-6000 jesse.young@leg.wa.gov State Rep. Michelle Caldier (Rep.), Position 2 417 John L. O’Brien Building P.O. Box 40600, Olympia, WA 98504-0600 360-786-7802 • 1-800-562-6000 michelle.caldier@leg.wa.gov 35TH DISTRICT Represents Mason County and part of Kitsap and Thurston Counties including Shelton, Grapeview and Belfair.

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State Senator Tim Sheldon (Dem.) 312 Legislative Building PO Box 40435, Olympia, WA 98504 360-786-7668 State Rep. Dan Griffey (Rep.), Position 1 410 John L. O’Brien Building PO Box 40600, Olympia, WA 98504 360-786-7966 dan.griffey@leg.wa.gov State Rep. Drew MacEwen (Rep.), Position 2 434 John L. O’Brien Building PO Box 40600, Olympia, WA 98504 (360) 786 - 7902 drew.macewen@leg.wa.gov

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT Sen. Maria Cantwell (Dem.) 206-220-6400 (Seattle) www.cantwell.senate.gov Sen. Patty Murray (Dem.) 206-553-5545 (Seattle) www.murray.senate.gov 6th Dist. U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer (Dem.) 360-373-9725 (Bremerton) www.kilmer.house.gov

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AIRPORTS

Bremerton National Airport 360-674-2381 Port Orchard Airport: 360-581-6611

ANIMAL WELFARE Kitsap Humane Society: 360-692-6977 www.kitsaphumane.org State Department of Fish and Wildlife 360-902-2200 • www/wdfw.wa.gov West Sound Wildlife Shelter 206-855-9057 • www.westsoundwildlife.org

CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce 1014 Bay Street #3, Port Orchard, WA 98366 360-876-3505 • www.portotchard.com

COURTS Kitsap Superior Court: 360-337-7140 Kitsap District Court: 360-337-7109 Port Orchard Municipal Court: 360-876-1701

CRISIS SERVICES National Domestic Violence Helpline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) ALIVE 24 Hour Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-500-5513 (Bremerton) Sexual Assault 24-Hour Hotline: 360-479-8500 Suicide Prevention Helpline: 1-800-273-8255 Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 Washington Poison Center: 1-800-222-1222

FOOD BANKS South Kitsap Helpline 1012 Mitchell Ave., Port Orchard, WA 98366 360-876-4089 • www.skhelpline.org GHP FIsh 4425 Burnham Dr., Gig Harbor, WA 98332 253-858-6179 • www.ghpfish.com

LIBRARIES Kitsap Regional Library www.krl.org Port Orchard Branch 87 Sidney Ave., Port Orchard, WA 98366 360-876-2224 Manchester Branch 8067 East Main St., Manchester, WA 98366 360-871-3921

MEDICAL CARE Kitsap County Health District: 360-728-2235 Kitsap Mental Health Services: 360-373-5031

Harrison Medial Center Bremerton: 360-744-3911 SIlverdale: 360-744-8800 General Info: 888-825-3227 Hospice of Kitsap County: 360-377-0172

PORTS Port of Bremerton 8850 SW State Highway 3, Bremerton, WA 98312 360-674-2381 or 1-800-462-3793 www.portofbremerton.org Port of Manchester 8079 E. Main St., Port Orchard, WA 98366 360-871-0500 • www.portofmanchester.com

POST OFFICES Burley: 14831 Burley Ave. • 253-857-2695 Port Orchard: 1125 Bethel Ave. • 360-874-6903 Manchester: 2324 Colchester Dr. SE 360-871-0683 Olalla: 6030 SE Burley Olalla Rd. 253-857-5256 South Colby: 9650 SW Southworth Dr. 360-871-0311 Southworth: 3985 Cherry St. SE. 360-871-2339

PUBLIC SAFETY Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office 360-337-7101 (non-emergency) Port Orchard Police Department 546 Bay St., Port Orchard, WA 98366 360-876-1700 • Fax 360-876-5546 police@cityofportorchard.us Call 9-1-1 for an emergency South Kitsap Fire and Rescue 1974 Fircrest Dr. SE, Port Orchard, WA 98366 Call 9-1-1 for an emergency Non-emergency: 360-871-2411 • info@skfr.org Washington State Patrol (District 8) 4811 Werner Road, Bremerton, WA 98312

360-473-0300 • www.wsp.wa.gov U.S. Coast Guard (Seattle): 206-217-6410 Burn Ban Information: 360-447-3550 Hazardous Substance Info: 360-407-6000 DNR Forest Fire Reports: 1-800-562-6010

TRAFFIC Traffic signal outages: Washington State Department of Transportation, 425-456-2496

TRANSPORTATION Kitsap Transit ACCESS and Dail-A-Ride: 1-800-422-2877 Kitsap Transit Bus Service Carpool and Ride Share: 1-800-501-7433 (RIDE) Washington State Ferries Fares and Schedule: 1-888-808-7977 Traffic Conditions: 511

UTILITIES/INTERNET Puget Sound Energy 1-888-225-5773 • www.pse.com West Sound Utility District 2924 SE Lund Ave., Port Orchard, WA 98366 360-876-2545 • www.wsud.us Wave www.wavebroadband.com • 1-866-928-3123 CenturyLink: www.centurylink.com • 1-800-244-1111 Comcast: 1-800-934-6489

VEHICLE/VESSEL LICENSING Vehicles and Vessel Licensing: 360-337-4440

VETERANS GROUPS Fred Needham VFW Post 2669 3100 SE Mile Hill Dr., Port Orchard, WA 98366 360-876-2669 American Legion Post 30 615 Kendall St., Port Orchard, WA 98366 www.legion.org/contact

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SOUTH KITSAP SCHOOL DISTRICT 2689 Hoover Ave. SE Port Orchard, WA 98366 360-874-7000 Superintendent: Karst Brandsma 360-874-7009 brandsma@skschools.org www.skschools.org

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS: Burley Glenwood Elementary 100 SW Lakebay Blvd. Port Orchard, WA 98367 360-443-3110 East Port Orchard Elementary 2649 Hoover Ave. SE Port Orchard, WA 98366 360-443-3170 Hidden Creek Elementary 5455 Converse Road SE Port Orchard, WA 98366 360-443-3050 Manchester Elementary 1901 California Avenue East Port Orchard, WA 98366 360-443-3230 Mullenix Ridge Elementary 3900 SE Mullenix Road Port Orchard, WA 98367 360-443-3290 Olalla Elementary 6100 SE Denny Bond Blvd. Olalla, WA 98359 360-443-3350

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Discovery Alternative High 2150 Fircrest Drive SE Port Orchard, WA 98366 360-443-3680

Orchard Heights Elementary 2288 Fircrest Drive SE Port Orchard, WA 98366 360-443-3530 Sidney Glen Elementary 500 SW Birch Road Port Orchard, WA 98366 360-443-3400 South Colby Elementary 3281 Banner Road SE Port Orchard, WA 98366 360-443-3000 Sunnyslope Elementary 4183 Sunnyslope Road SW Port Orchard, WA 98367 360-443-3470

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MIDDLE SCHOOLS: Cedar Heights Middle School 2200 Pottery Ave., Port Orchard, WA 98366 360-874-6020 John Sedgwick Middle School 8995 SE Sedgwick Rd. Port Orchard, WA 98366 360-874-6090 Marcus Whitman Middle School 1887 Madrona Drive Port Orchard, WA 98366 360-874-6160

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South Kitsap High School 425 Mitchell Avenue Port Orchard, WA 98366 360-874-5600

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Madrona Height Developmental Preschool Program 2150 Fircrest Drive SE Port Orchard, WA 98366 360-443-3625 Explorer Academy 1723 Wolves Drive Port Orchard, WA 98366 360-443-3605 Business Services Jennifer Farmer, assistant superintendent 360-874-7012 farmer@skschools.org Athletics Director: Kelly Kirk, 360-874-5736 santos@skitsap.wednet.edu Assistant AD: Kerri Mueller mueller@skschools.org Career and Technical Education (CTE) Director: Sara Hatfield 360-874-6281 hatfields@skschools.org Communications and Public Information Officer Amy Miller 360-874-7005 miller@skschools.org Community Transition Program (CTP) Director: Kimberly Shipp 360-443-3705 shipp@skschools.org

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Educational Services Jennifer Farmer, assistant superintendent 360-874-7012 farmer@skschools.org Facilities and Operations Director: Darryl Johnson 360-874-6004 johnson@skschools.org Food and Nutrition Services Director: Ariane Shanley 360-443-3663 shanley@skitsap.wednet.edu Human Resources Acting Director, Jamie Monagle 360-874-7071 monaglej@skschools.org Information Technology Services Director: Derry Lyons 360-874-7030, lyons@skitsap.wednet.edu Teaching and Learning Director: Shannon Thompson 360-874-7051 thompsos@skitsap.wednet.edu Transportation Services Director: Jay Rosapepe 360-874-7094 Visual and Performing Arts Director: Bob Cooper, 360-874-7099 cooper@skschools.org


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hen the future rural community on the southern shore of Sinclair Inlet was platted by Frederick Stevens in 1886, his wish was to name the town after his father, Sidney Merrill Stevens. So began the start of the town of Sidney, which was later incorporated in 1890 as the first town in Kitsap County. Sidney quickly became known for its lumber industry, pottery works, small businesses and agricultural opportunities. Residents of this small town took an active role in bringing the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard (later Puget Sound Naval Station) to Kitsap County. The Navy employed many residents of Port Orchard and from greater Kitsap County beginning at the turn of the century onward, and became the most important employer in the county. In 1893, after building a courthouse and donating it to the county, Sidney was chosen as county seat. From 1892 to 1903, Sidney entered into stiff competition with Charleston, across the bay, over which of the towns could be named Port Orchard. As fate would have it, Sidney won. After 1903, Port Orchard continued to grow due to the expansion of the naval yard during the Great Depression, World War II, the Korean War and the 1960s. It also was aided due to its reputation as a quiet waterfront community located in a beautiful environment and close to Seattle. Local industrial plants that came during early development of Sidney included two steam sawmills (one at the food of Grant and one on Bay Street), two shingle mills (one powered by steam and one by water on Blackjack Creek), and a pottery and terra cotta plant (located at the foot of Pottery Hill). As times changed, all of these businesses faded away and disappeared. Many had manufactured supplies for building the shipyard and then supplied the yard with its labor force. The county seat was originally in Port Madison. Voters decided to make Sidney the county seat in the general election in 1892. In December 1892, the residents of Sidney petitioned the state Legislature and the Post Office Department to rename the city to Port Orchard. The Legislature refused since Charleston also had requested that name. The post office, however, went through with the name change. As a result, the Port Orchard post office ended up in Sidney, and the Charleston post office ended up in Port Orchard. It stayed that way for 10 years until a local politician, Will Thompson, editor of the Sidney Independent, went to the state Legislature and convinced them to correct this confusing situa-

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tion so that the Charleston post office was in Charleston, and at the same time, Sidney was renamed Port Orchard. Transportation around the area was dependent on the area’s waterways. Small communities started to spring up along the sound: Retsil, Annapolis, Manette, Southworth, Manchester and Olalla, among others. Rowboats were the original form of transportation until 1888 when a steamer service was started on Puget Sound. So many small boats dotted the waters that they supposedly looked like a swarm of mosquitoes. Thus, the name Mosquito Fleet was coined. The foot ferry service is still used today to connect Port Orchard and Annapolis to Bremerton. Sidney faced serious challenges from the beginning. In 1890, the town had no streets and was divided into three sections by Pottery Creek and Blackjack Creek. The main thoroughfare, Bay Street, was inundated by saltwater every time the tide came in. With no money for improvements, a license was placed on saloons, a poll tax was imposed, and

small charges were made for other privileges in the town, to aid in accomplishing much-needed street work. The first streets to reap attention were Sidney and Cline. The dirt from these two streets made a fill 16 feet wide along the waterfront to Harrison Street. A wagon road was graded from Harrison to Rockwell. A small trolley railroad was constructed from Rockwell Avenue over a salt marsh to the east side of Blackjack Creek. Then Rockwell, locally known as Sand Cut Hill, was graded and filled in the salt marsh. The sand cut deposited hundreds of tons of sand across Bay Street every time there was heavy rainfall. This condition existed until Rockwell was finally black-topped and gutters installed. The Navy officially dedicated the Port Orchard Navy Yard and Sidney had its first big fire in 1892. The town lost the original Sidney Hotel and a couple of residences on Prospect Street. In 1894, all buildings on both sides of Bay between Sidney and Frederick were burned down.

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The citizens of Port Orchard donated two pieces of property to help the community grow. The first was the land for the county seat. They also built a courthouse and deeded it to the county. That was an undertaking in a time when cash was scarce. The second was purchased land for Retsil Veteran’s Home. The Washington State Legislature appropriated money for a veteran’s home in 1908. The city presented the land to the state, and this gesture played an important part in the decision to locate the home here. Port Orchard’s first water system was on Blackjack Creek in 1911. During the 1920s, the system was converted to artesian for more, and better, water. Electric lights arrived in 1912. The rate maximum was $1 a month for each 16 candlepower light. By 1915, Port Orchard had 266 telephones.

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Soroptimist International is a global business and professional women’s volunteer service organization dedicated to improving the lives of women and girls through programs of social and economic empowerment, in their communities and throughout the world. Members of Soroptimist of Port Orchard (SIPO) are active and involved. and are perhaps best known for their partnership with the Port of Bremerton to create the children’s playground and Soroptimist Overlook at the waterfront park in downtown Port Orchard. courtesy photo

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anchester — originally known as Brooklyn after the New York City borough — was established in the 1860s. The name was changed to Manchester in 1892 in honor of the city of Manchester, England. Manchester was accessible by land via Shelton/ Allyn/Belfair, however, the main population center, Seattle, had only boat access. After a permanent dock was built in 1908, regular steamboat service connected Manchester to nearby communities such as Colby, Southworth, Harper and Seattle. From 1925 to 1936, a ferry route across Puget Sound connected Manchester with Alki Point in West Seattle. When the Alki Point dock washed away in 1936, the Seattle terminus was shifted to Colman Dock on the Seattle central waterfront. Ferry service was discontinued in 1949 and has never resumed. But in the coming years, a passenger-only fast ferry route operated by Kitsap Transit will once again connect South Kitsap with downtown Seattle.

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In 1940, the U.S. Navy built a pier nearby for refueling ships. The fuel pier was used heavily during World War II — and it still operates today. In 1953, the library in Manchester was slated for destruction, but the town pulled together to build a new library in 1954. That spirit permeates Manchester today. Today, the charming waterfront village with spectacular views of Puget Sound, a public boat dock, bike routes, shopping, restaurant and a pub. It is a fabulous stop for bikers, boaters and road trippers looking for good food with a fun, scenic atmosphere. The unincorporated village is defined by its own boundary and is within the boundaries of the Port of Manchester, Manchester Elementary and the Manchester Water District. At the heart of Manchester is the Manchester Library and Community Center.

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THINGS TO KNOW Manchester Library: 8067 E. Main Street. The library is a block from the waterfront boat launch and Pomeroy Park. The meeting room is used as the community center and hosts most of the public and private meetings for various groups and organizations in the village.

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. The 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.

The library building, owned and maintained by the Friends of the Manchester Library, is situated on property owned by the Port of Manchester. The library is operated by the Kitsap Regional Library system.

Manchester Veterans Memorial: Located on the corner of Colchester and Main, it honors World War II and Vietnam veterans. Across the street is another plaque on the flag pole in honor of Cdr. Joseph Robert Bow.

The Friends of the Manchester Library (FOML) owns and operates the Manchester Library building, partnering with Kitsap Regional Library (which provides staff, systems and books), and the Port of Manchester.

Salmon Bake and Book Sale: The annual event is held each Father’s Day in the library parking lot. The menu for the salmon bake usually includes open pit barbecued wild salmon, hearty baked beans, coleslaw, garlic bread, a beverage of choice and a cookie.

FOML funds the maintenance of the building, makes capital improvements and pays the utilities and insurance. FOML is funded solely by fundraising and donations. Manchester State Park: Six miles east of Port Orchard is a 111-acre camping park

The book sale, held concurrently, has a great selection of vintage and recent reading material to please any taste, including a variety of children’s books, fiction, nonfiction, special interest and video materials.

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Ollala N ative Americans named the area where

Olalla now sits as “place of many berries,” from the native Chinook word “olal-lie.” Olalla Valley strawberry farms were an important source of strawberries for the Seattle markets, shipped over by the mosquito fleet. In its heyday, Olalla was larger than Port Orchard. The Strawberry Festival was reinvented and it is home to the Olalla Americana music festival. Logging, as it was everywhere in the area, was the economic mainstay after the Native Americans left the area. In the 1880s, Olalla was a port of entry. Boats were built, including the famed Virginia V.

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Olalla has a small claim to fame as the location of an early 20th-century health retreat, or sanitarium, called Wilderness Heights — or Starvation Heights. The sanitorium was owned and operated by Dr. Linda Burfield Hazzard. Dr. Hazzard’s practice of starvation to cure one’s ills resulted in the death of a visiting English heiress in 1911 and the conviction of Dr. Hazzard for her murder.

testifying to her fasting techniques as having cured them of many ills and believe she was ahead of her time, both then and now, in her methods. Olalla author Gregg Olsen, a New York Times best-selling writer, wrote about Starvation Heights in his award-winning book of the same name. Today, the area is a quiet hamlet with forested hills, small farms and country roads.

The original bathtub where Hazzard performed autopsies is still in the house, which has a family residing there. However, Hazzard still has a strong following in the U.S., Europe and Australia,

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THINGS TO KNOW Olalla Polar Bear Jump: The Olalla Bay Bridge is the site of the annual event that attracts hundreds of people on New Year’s Day. Olalla Americana Festival: The annual event has been hosted at the South Kitsap Southern Little League field since 1991. It is a nonprofit event featuring local and national bluegrass, folk and jam bands, great food, handmade arts and crafts, old-time craft demonstrations, a wide variety of activities for children and the legendary berry pie contest. Olalla Community Hall: Around 1906, the building was built by The Modern Woodsmen of America Insurance Co. In 1937, they deeded the property to the community and the Olalla

Community Club was incorporated. For over 45 years, the clubhouse has served as the heart of the community with countless dances, meetings and socials. But in the 1980s, the building fell into disuse and disrepair. In 1991, however, a group began the formidable task of renovating the historic building. In the years since, the clubhouse has served swap meets, weddings, scout meetings, political forums, ice cream socials, dances, potluck dinners, birthday parties, and community events and gatherings. It is one of the few remaining buildings from Olalla’s historic past still standing.

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Just north of the boundary with Pierce County and about halfway between Gig Harbor to the south and Port Orchard to the north sits the unincorporated community of Burley. This residential area is located at the head of the Burley Lagoon in Henderson Bay. Burley was established in 1898 as a cooperative socialist colony by a group called the Cooperative Brotherhood, an offshoot of the Brotherhood of the Cooperative Commonwealth that had established Equality Colony elsewhere in the state the previous year. Both communities were part of an attempt to plant socialist colonies in Washington in order to convert first the state and then the nation, to socialism. Burley was originally named Brotherhood. Circle City was an area of the colony with buildings laid out on the periphery of a circle. In its earliest years, the community achieved a maximum population of approximately 150 people, but like some other 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

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some short-term success. THINGS TO KNOW: Burley Community Hall: The 115-year-old facility is located at 14853 Burley Ave., just off Spruce Road and next to the post office. It is available for birthday parties, meetings, receptions, family reunions and more. Call 360-7312486. Burley Post Office: 6030 SE Burley Olalla Road. Call 253-857-5256. Burley Store: 14972 Bethel Burley Road SE. 253-857-5585. Burley Community Club: It meets the second Thursday of each month at the Burley Community Hall.

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outhworth, an unincorporated community on Puget Sound, is best known for being at the west end of the Fauntleroy-Vashon IslandSouthworth “Golden Triangle� sailings by the Washington State Ferries. It soon will serve commuters who will be taking a fast ferry from the ferry terminal for sailings to downtown Seattle. Landmarks in the community include Southworth Grocery and a U.S. post office, both at the end of the ferry terminal entrance. There also are clay cliffs and a private beach on the point. Next to the ferry dock is a popular place to launch kayaks for trips to nearby Blake Island.

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outh Colby is an unincorporated community located on Yukon Harbor, not far from the Southworth ferry dock. The community is home to South Colby Elementary, Colby Methodist Church and the historic Harper Pier.

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FRATERNAL ORDER OF EAGLES CALENDAR OF EVENTS: FEBRUARY 26 South Kitsap Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (SKNJROTC) fundraiser dinner, 6 p.m. APRIL 13 Hobo Stew Cookoff following dinner auction, 6 p.m. 27 Sock Hop, membership drive, 5 p.m. MAY 4 Joint memorial service, outgoing dinner, 4 p.m. 12 Mothers Day breakfast, 8 a.m. 25 SKNJROTC pancake breakfast, 8 a.m.

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OCTOBER 26 Dinner and Halloween dance, 6 p.m. & 8 p.m. NOVEMBER 9 Military appreciation dinner, 6 p.m. 30 Breakfast with Santa, 8-12 p.m. DECEMBER 13 Christmas Bazaar, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 14 Christmas Bazaar, 9 a.m.4 p.m. 31 New Year’s Eve dinner and dance, 6 p.m. & 1 a.m.

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Bay Street in Bloom April 27, 9 am to 3 pm. Start out by helping to plant the flowers in the pots along Bay Street to get ready for Spring. Then enjoy an expanded Farmers Market and activities at the Port Orchard Public Market. This year, the association is kicking off a May Day Basket competition. The downtown Port Orchard merchants will be competing for the People’s Choice Award for the best May Day basket. Port Orchard Film Festival May 3-5. The Port Orchard Film Festival hosted at Dragonfly Cinema, an independent theater built in 1914, brings local businesses, and regional and national filmmakers together

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Ladies Night Out June 7, 5-8 pm. A chance to have a night out with friends. Come to downtown Port Orchard for treats, specials and giveaways. Artisan and Vintage Fair July 12-13. The third annual Artisan and Vintage Fair in conjunction with the 30th anniversary of the Chris Craft Rendezvous at Port of Bremerton’s Port Orchard Marina. Downtown Port Orchard will be stuffed with crafts people and repurposed, vintage, and collectibles. Taste of Port Orchard Sept. 1. Enjoy the opportunity to take a bite out of some of the best restaurants in Port Orchard and enjoy music, artists and crafts people along the waterfront. Ladies Night Out Oct. 4, 5-8 pm. A chance to have a night out with friends. Come to downtown Port Orchard for treats, specials, goodies and giveaways. Enjoy an evening with friends. Scarecrow Contest Oct. 12-31. Enter your best scarecrow at the Port Orchard Public Market in one of four categories and compete to win prizes and the People’s Choice Award. Bay Street Boo Bash Oct. 25. Trick or Treat in downtown Port Orchard on the Saturday before Halloween, then enter the costume contest or bring your pet for the pet costume contest. Win prizes and vote for your favorite Scarecrow at the Port Orchard Public Market. Customer Appreciation Night in downtown Port Orchard November TBD. Join the fun as the downtown Port Orchard merchants say thank you for your support. Treats, raffles, specials from one end of downtown to the other. Holiday Decorating Downtown November. Decorate your own Christmas tree in one of the pots along Bay Street, or just enjoy the holiday decorations and vote for your

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favorite tree. The judges will award prizes and a people’s choice award, as well. Shop Small Saturday Nov. 30. Support downtown Port Orchard merchants by kicking off your holiday shopping on the Saturday after Thanksgiving by shopping local businesses. Among the many merchants in downtown Port Orchard, you’ll be find that treasure you are looking for. Chimes and Lights Festival Dec. 7. The City of Port Orchard is celebrating the holiday season and lighting the the community Christmas tree at the annual Chimes and Lights Festival. Downtown Port Orchard merchants will be open late and participating in the many events. Come listen to the music, cheer Santa’s arrival, and watch the lighting of the Christmas tree. Included is the Pooch and Purr Parade, Photos with Santa at the Log Cabin Museum, Jingle Bell Run and many more activities. Pictures with Santa ... at the Log Cabin Museum - first two weekends in December at the historic Log Cabin Museum. Bring your camera and your kids, pets, friends and family and take pictures in a cozy, historic log cabin with Santa. No charge. It is at the Port Orchard Public Market. Schedule will be published later. Don’t Panic Shopping Dec. 21. For those of us who haven’t quite finished shopping, this is the day to cross off the items on your list. Take your purchases from downtown merchants to the Port Orchard Public Market and the Fathoms Royalty Court will help you wrap up the holiday season in more ways than one. The gift wrapping is free so you can take your presents home ready to put under the tree. More information can be found at www.pobsa. com and www.facebook.com/POBSA

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athoms O’ Fun Festival, now in its 52nd year, is an organization with a mission to provide friendly family fun recreation opportunities, as well as scholarship programs for youth in the community who become involved through their volunteer service to Fathoms on the Royalty Court. Fathoms is operated entirely by community volunteers. The year kicks off with the Royalty Scholarship Pageant in March. The Royalty Court program is a stepping stone in developing young leaders who will understand the value and worth of what volunteering really means, in addition to learning life skills for themselves — including learning how to speak in public, meeting and conversing with people. By the end of their reign, court members will have cumulatively put in over 1,500 volunteer hours before their reign ends. Fathoms O’ Fun events listed here require many volunteer hours to organize and a great number of helpers and board members. People interested in volunteering should visit www. fathomsofun.org.

FATHOM O’ FUN CALENDAR OF EVENTS: Royalty Scholarship Pageant Christian Life Center – March 9, 4 p.m. Community Easter Egg Hunt in the Park

South Kitsap Regional Park - April 20, noon Fathoms O’ Fun Royalty and Festival Float Tour April through October at community festivals throughout Washington Seagull Splat Run Sponsored by Kitsap Physical Therapy Downtown Bay Street - May 25, registration for 7:30 a.m. race at 9 a.m. South Kitsap High School Wolf Pack Invitational Regatta Sinclair Inlet – May 25, 2 p.m. Concerts By the Bay Free Weekly Live Music! Port of Bremerton Marina Park - last week in May through Aug. 29, Thursdays from 6:30-8 p.m.; Fourth of July, noon to 3 p.m. Fathoms O’ Fun Three-Day Summer Festival Vendor Show On the Waterfront - June 28-30 SK Volunteer Firemen’s Association Hot Foot 5K Run Kitsap Regional Community Park - June 29, 9 a.m.

Children’s Activities at Craft and Vendor Show Fun for kids of all ages - June 29 Fathoms O’ Fun Dinghy Derby Sinclair Inlet – June 29, noon Fourth of July Fireworks Show Sponsored by WAVE Waterfront - Music starts at 1 p.m. fireworks at 10:30 p.m. Festival by the Bay Street Fair Vendor Show, Dunk Tank, Bouncy Toys & Battle of the Bands Bay Street - Aug. 11, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Breakfast with Santa Royalty Scholarship fundraiser Port Orchard Eagles - Nov. 23, 8 a.m. - noon

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Chamber of Commerce CALENDAR OF EVENTS: Sweetheart Ball February 23, 2019

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May 9, 2019 Seagull Calling Festival & Wings Cook-off May 26, 2019

Chamber Luncheon February 14, 2019

Chamber Luncheon June 13, 2019

Chamber Luncheon March 14, 2019

Chamber Luncheon July 11, 2019

Chamber Luncheon April 11, 2019 Downtown Night Out @ Movie Night May 9, 2019 Chamber Luncheon

South Kitsap Band Blast July 20, 2019 Chamber Luncheon August 8, 2019 Chamber Luncheon September 12, 2019 Comedy Night September 14, 2019 Chamber Luncheon October10, 2019

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SOUTH KITSAP REGIONAL PARK This park located near Jackson and Lund avenues in Port Orchard has soccer and baseball fields, a playground, picnic shelter, picnic area and walking trails. New from past years, is a skate park. There are batting cages run by Casey’s Batting Range, and near the cages is area with BMX bike trails and jumps. Another popular attraction is the Scale Outdoor Railroad run by Kitsap Live Steamers. Trains run two Saturdays a month from spring through fall, and the club’s Ghost Train is a big draw on Halloween weekend.

HORSESHOE LAKE COUNTY PARK Enjoy the shaded picnic spots on a hot summer day. Play a game of baseball or volleyball. Take a swim, fish or enjoy the playground. This 39-acre park has lake access, swimming area, walking trails, picnic areas, playgrounds, ballfield and restrooms. The park will be open Saturdays and Sundays from late May to late September. The park will also be open Memorial Day, July 4, and Labor Day . From Oct. 1 through March 31, Horseshoe Lake County Park is closed to the public for the winter season. Directions: from State Route 16, take the Sedgwick Road exit. Go west and turn left on Sidney Road. Proceed about 6 miles down Sidney Road to the park.

MANCHESTER STATE PARK Manchester State Park, several miles out

Beach Drive east of downtown Port Orchard, is a 111-acre camping park with 3,400 feet of saltwater shoreline on Rich Passage in Puget Sound. The park is covered in woods of fir and maple. Park hours are summer: 8 a.m. to dusk; winter: 8 a.m. to dusk. The park is open year-round for camping and day use.

SQUARE LAKE STATE PARK Square Lake State Park is open in the summer from 8 a.m. to dusk. The park is closed from Mid-September to the end of April. Driving directions: from State Route 16, take the Sedgwick Road exit and head west on Sedgwick. At the stoplight go straight onto Glenwood. Follow Glenwood for 2 1/2 miles to fork. Go straight onto Lake Flora Road and follow it for a mile, the take a right on Square Lake Road. Park is at end of road. Cartop boat launch only. Fees: This location does not charge for use of its watercraft launch facilities. There is one freshwater boat ramp.

LONG LAKE PARK This 24.8-acre Kitsap County park at 5100 Long Lake Road SE offers lake access, swimming area, fishing pier, picnic areas, playground, volleyball court, restrooms and a community center. The community center is used for weddings, private parties, family reunions, picnics, meetings and much more. This spacious, rustic cedar-sided building is located on the shores of Long Lake. Seating

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accommodates up to 75 people, and tables and chairs are provided. Adjacent to the building is a playground, large grass playfield and a ballfield. The adjacent grassy play- field is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. From Oct. 1 through March 31, Long Lake County Park will be closed to the public for the winter season. Access gates to the parking lots and park areas will be closed and locked during this time. To reserve the Bob Oke Long Lake Community Room during the winter season, call 360-3375350 to make arrangements.

BLAKE ISLAND Blake Island State Park is a 475-acre marine camping park with five miles of saltwater beach shoreline providing magnificent views of the Olympic Mountains and the Seattle skyline. The park is only reachable by tour boat or private boat. Indian-style salmon dinners and demonstrations of Northwest Indian dancing are offered at Tillicum Village, a concession on the island. Park hours are summer: 6:30 a.m. to dusk; winter: 8 a.m. to dusk. The park is open yearround for camping and day use. There is a seven-day overnight moorage limit. Camping: Check-in time, 1 p.m.; Check-out time, 1 p.m.; Quiet hours: 10 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. NOTE: Moorage and rafting limits for the buoys at Blake Island State Park have changed. Boats 37’ and longer are no longer allowed on the buoys at the south end of the island. Limits are posted on the buoys.

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