UPDATE: Here’s our story on
the sale of Bethel Junction.
A Bethel Junction shopping center that includes a Safeway and
Big Lots has sold for $20.8 million,
according to the Puget Sound Business Journal. The buyer
was a San Diego i...
A conversation about Bremerton, Port Orchard, Poulsbo, Silverdale, Bainbridge Island, Kingston, Manchester, Seabeck, Southworth, Suquamish, Belfair, Keyport, Olalla, Bangor, Hansville, Indianola, Port Gamble, Allyn, Port Ludlow, Gig Harbor and every once in a while something about the good folks who don't have the good fortune to live here.
As a follow-up to our story today on efforts
to promote learning among preschool children, I share with you
here the Washington
Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills. This
state-endorsed list (attached below) shows 22 skills that children
Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a proclamation recognizing Aug. 2 as
Washington Trails Day. It’s the second year in a row the governor
has made the proclamation.
“In Washington, we understand the importance of outdoor
recreation to our quality ...
Horses Ass, the political
website for Washington lefties, has audio of a speech delivered
Aug. 23 at a “No on I-594″ event in Silverdale that has supporters
of the measure outraged.
During his speech (the audio is below.) Brian Judy, A Washing...
Deadline for Summer themed challenge photos is FRIDAY,
For a recap of this challenge click here.
So here’s a shot of “Summer” that I snapped today:
Kaseem Bell, 11, floats in Wildcat Lake
on a sunny and warm Monday, July 28, 20...
The sand was smooth and still. Waves lapped at the distant
shoreline. A sign, stuck in the sand, stated, “Do not disturb. Sea
That was the scene on a beach in the Florida Keys for the past
few weeks, as it was in June, when I po...
The in basket: Eric Blair said in an e-mail this week, “Now that
the lights are installed and working at Ridgetop and 303 (in
Silverdale), nothing has changed regarding folks wanting to get
over to turn left onto Sid Uhinck Drive. Cars still sto...
Bainbridge lacrosse player Sallie Marx was named to the U.S.
Lacrosse High School All-American team.
Marx, a senior midfielder, was one of a record 17 Washington
lacrosse players honored. Fifteen is the most honored in a single
The seven wineries of the Bainbridge Alliance were open for a
special Art among the Barrels last weekend.
So the Blind Wine Gang took advantage of the opportunity to
taste Island wines at a few of the wineries. It had been a while
and the weather ...
Kelly Eisenhood is Bainbridge Island Police Department’s newest
Kelly Eisenhood is in her second week of training as Bainbridge
Island Police Department’s new senior police clerk.
Eisenhood is replacing retir...
Congrats to Katie Lee for her strong showing at the U.S. Women’s
Amateur Public Links Championships at The Home Course in Dupont.
knocked off Annie Park, the 2013 NCAA champ from USC, 1 up in
the round of 64 but lost the next day.
Park and E...
Nathan Adrian had the fastest time in Saturday’s prelims of the
50 freestyle at the L.A. Invite, popping a 21.90 seconds swim in
That was enough for the Bremerton Olympic champion as he came
back to Berkeley to continue his training...
Psalm 139 Verses
For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s
womb. 14I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and
wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it
very well. 15My fram...
We’ll know come Nov. 19 whether a new Bremerton ferry is called
Illahee, the name you chose.
That’s the day the Washington State Transportation Commission is
scheduled to vote on a recommendation from its ferry committee. The
schedule was anno...
OK, I know, I’m a
healthy person and I should love salads, right? Well, I don’t. Or
rather, I didn’t until this salad found me.
Over the solstice weekend Mum and two of her wonderful friends
from the Winslow
Cohousing Group came to stay at ...
Photo by Robert Johnston.
Have you ever had the privilege of flying over
Bremerton? Robert Johnston, a member of the Army
National Guard, has. Johnston, who also works at the Shipyard,
sometimes gets a chance to fly on Chinooks and Blackha...
Olympic College Diversity Conference – Great Job!
Olympic College’s first Diversity Conference was very well done,
with so much good thought provoking information I am still
processing it all.
What I e...
It’s time again for the Primary Candidate Forums for
Kitsap County so mark your calendars. All of the
forums will be held at the Norm Dicks Hall at 345 6th Street in
Below is the forums schedule. BKAT will
be recording eac...
This is a patient-to-patient blog to exchange information and resources...from COPD to Arthritis to Cellulites to Sarcoidosis to Sleep Apnea to RLS to Psoriasis to Support Groups to Caregivers and all points in between.
One Face of MRSA – What Does the Resistance Bug
MRSA Look Like in Kitsap County? Here is one face.
A Look at MRSA
Ignoring edema in your lower legs?
I did. Ask your doctor how to get rid of it – permanently…not just
take water p...
Former Port Orchard Mayor Lary Coppola has
analyzed the county Prosecuting Attorney’s race and has
concluded 20-year Prosecutor Russ Hauge won’t make it past the
In our state’s primary election system — technically it’s a
Plan to Succeed!
Farm Business Planning Course beginning in
BREMERTON – WSU Kitsap County
Extension will be offering its popular Ag Entrepreneurship Course
on starting and sustaining a profitable small farm or agricultural
A girl scout holds one of the many
fried-egg jellies (Phacellophora camtschatica), large and small,
that we found beached or at the water’s edge. These don’t have a
significant sting. However, the similarly sized, brick red lion’s
Our Sunday features section will have a new look
beginning Oct. 7, giving our ‘Life’ pages a more local feel and a
little more variety. At a newspaper where there’s always
more to do than we have hands to do it with, this change allows for
Arts and Entertainment reporter Michael Moore eventually takes a break from his perpetually growing agenda of attending the plays, concerts, openings and other gigs that make up the West Sound's nightlife scene. And when he does, he'll share a bit of what's come across his desk or gone through his mind here on this blog.
The indie film “Fat Kid Rules the World,” which
co-stars Bainbridge Island’s Dylan Arnold, has
taken an unorthodox approach to promoting itself, including
screenings on the recent Van’s Warped Tour.
Now, director Matthew Lillard has booked...