Beat blast: Coffee anniversary, fast ferries and a barrel-shaped gym

There comes a time when a coffee stand moves beyond your typical barista-customer relationship and it becomes a friendship. Maybe even family. And, for the longtime employees of Bay Street Coffee Company, it happened somewhere in what is now a robust 2-decades-old business located off Kitsap Way.

Aside from a happy birthday to the folks at Bay Street, here’s what else you’ll find on this week’s blast:

Bremerton, and all of Kitsap, will soon vote on whether it wants to hike sales tax for fast ferries;

screen-shot-2016-10-18-at-4-27-16-pmA woman is opening a new daycare called Tree Top Village Early Learning Center in East Bremerton to meet a surging demand (an open house is slated for 4:30 p.m. Thursday);

The old East High School gym’s new roof is nearly complete;

The weaker-than-expected windstorm still did a quite a bit of damage, and we’re more prepared now for the next one.

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