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Shakespeare comes to the Bloedel Reserve | Kitsap Week

  • Jul 4, 2014 at 12:00PM updated Jul 7, 2014 at 6:03PM

Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" performed outdoors at the Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island.

The book end | Kitsap Week

  • Jul 7, 2014 at 6:03PM

Literary news from around Kitsap: The top 10 best-selling adult and children’s books in June at Liberty Bay Books, an independent book store in Poulsbo.

Fire destroys Kingston home, kills dog

  • Jul 7, 2014 at 2:40PM

Fire investigators determined an unattended cooking is the likely cause of a July 4 fire that destroyed a Kingston home, and killed a 7-month-old dog.

Scooter driver dies after collision with fire engine

  • Jul 7, 2014 at 10:00AM

A 48-year-old Kingston man died after the scooter he was driving, and a North Kitsap Fire & Rescue fire engine, collided in the intersection of Miller Bay Road and West Kingston Road, July 4

Navy security drill slated for July 8 and 22

  • Jul 7, 2014 at 2:00PM

The Navy will be conducting security exercise drills on July 8 and 22 at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor waterfront.

America’s birthday party begins July 3 in Poulsbo

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 12:55PM

Once again, Poulsbo’s 3rd of July celebration neared and, once again, the Viking Fest Corporation, which presents the event, was short on cash for the fireworks spectacular over Liberty Bay.

Study finds tests stressed too much in public school

  • Jul 2, 2014 at 11:20AM

Washington public school instructors spend most of the school day teaching, though as much as an hour of their time is devoted to preparing students for state tests.

McCaffree believed in the power of the individual to make a difference | Passages

  • Jul 1, 2014 at 7:30PM

Washingtonians could vote at a younger age, attend community college, saw major efforts to control pollution and protect shorelines, and saw changes in how their tax dollars were managed, because of Mary Ellen McCaffree. But in light of all that, one of her significant accomplishments may be this: “She seemed like a normal mom,” her son, Chuck McCaffree, said July 1.

Meth bust at Poulsbo-area home; cash and stolen military police badge also seized

  • Jul 1, 2014 at 5:28PM

Police found nearly $5,000 cash, methamphetamine and a stolen military police badge during a search of a Poulsbo-area home this week. The owner of the home, Mark Edward Bonacquisti, was arrested on June 30.

Orchestra's inaugural performance: 'Tonight, you all are living history'

  • Jul 1, 2014 at 11:18AM

The Poulsbo Community Orchestra’s inaugural performance on June 30 attracted a standing-room-only crowd in Poulsbo City Hall's council chambers.

Gateway Schools opening Arrowsmith site on Bainbridge Island

  • Jun 30, 2014 at 5:25PM

Program helps students improve cognitive abilities

Humberto Waldyr Sachs | Passages

  • Jun 30, 2014 at 4:08PM

Humberto was a beloved father, husband, grandfather and an active member of his community. He could frequently be found fishing, oyster picking, crabbing and boating on Hood Canal.

Fathoms o’ Fun Summer Festival kicks off June 27

  • Jun 27, 2014 at 5:00AM updated Jun 30, 2014 at 2:07PM

Downtown Port Orchard’s annual three-day Fathoms o’ Fun Summer Festival kicks off at 9 a.m. today.

Mark Christopher Murray | Passages

  • Jun 30, 2014 at 9:00AM updated at 12:08PM

He had such a passion not only for his students and their health but for coaching. No one wanted those players to reach their full potential more than him.

Poulsbo Community Orchestra's inaugural public performance June 30

  • Jun 30, 2014 at 12:00PM

The inaugural public performance of the Poulsbo Community Orchestra is June 30, 8 p.m., at Poulsbo City Hall. The performance is free and open to the public. There will be a reception after the concert. Lt. Seph Coats, director of U.S. Navy Band Northwest, is the orchestra’s conductor.

Poulsbo Safeway ribbon-cutting | Slice of Life

  • Jun 30, 2014 at 10:31AM

Pete Cholometes of Poulsbo shot this photo of the ribbon-cutting ceremony at Poulsbo Safeway, during the store's grand opening celebration June 27.

Harrison Pro Tech workers approve contract by 98 percent

  • Jun 27, 2014 at 3:00PM updated at 5:11PM

After a year of negotiations, the Pro Tech workers at Harrison Medical Center have voted by 98 percent to approve their new contract.

Crowds welcome, and shop at, new Poulsbo Safeway | Slideshow

  • Jun 27, 2014 at 2:39PM

Poulsbo Mayor Becky Erickson, in gray jacket and holding scissors, invited children to help her cut the ribbon at the grand opening of the Poulsbo Safeway, June 27, 2014. 'This is your store. Enjoy it. [And] shop well.' she said.

Seahawks' Super Bowl trophy taken on tour to Naval Base Kitsap — Bangor | Slideshow

  • Jun 27, 2014 at 1:20PM

The Seattle Seahawks' Super Bowl trophy — the Vince Lombardi Trophy — was taken to Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor on June 27 as part of the Heroes of 12 Trophy Tour

Nimitz will move to Bremerton in 2015

  • Jun 24, 2014 at 10:00AM updated Jun 27, 2014 at 1:08PM

The USS Nimitz (CVN 68) will move to Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Bremerton in 2015 for 16 months for a scheduled large-scale maintenance period. Nimitz, currently homeported in Everett, was commissioned in 1975. It weighs 100,020 tons, is 1,092 feet long, and has a ship’s company of 3,200 Navy personnel and an air wing roster of 2,480.

Things I like about getting older, being more mature | Tolman's Tales

  • Jun 27, 2014 at 12:45PM

There is an old saying attributed to Mickey Mantle: “If I’d have known I was going to live this long I would have taken better care of myself.” One of the surprises of aging is that we don’t feel like we thought people our age would.

More thoughts on gun regulations

  • Jun 29, 2014 at 12:00PM

Regarding Tom Wenning’s letter, “Gun ownership: Court should decide,” page A4, June 13 Herald: Mr. Wenning’s “deeper discussion” on the merits of gun ownership and his solution that “mental health and public officials report anyone suspect of being incapable of safe gun ownership” lacks even minimal depth.

Right-on coverage of funeral

  • Jun 28, 2014 at 12:00PM

When I informed you concerning the funeral for James B. Waller, you said you would send a photographer. His writing matched his pictures. Please thank him for me.

Appreciates story on Canoe Journey

  • Jun 28, 2014 at 12:00PM

Regarding the story, “Canoe Journey’s message,” page A1, June 20 Herald: Nice job. Loved the environmental edginess to the story.

Hey, Rick, thanks for the Maine lobsters

  • Jun 27, 2014 at 12:34PM

Rick Bjarnson of Kingston IGA came through in a big way on Father’s Day weekend.

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