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Imbibing with your Paperwhites | Kitsap Weekly

  • Nov 6, 2015 at 10:13AM

With recent events revolving around alcoholic beverages, it is not surprising I would turn my November column into how-to-liquor-up-paperwhites to stunt their growth.

Putaansuu: 'It's time to heal our community' and come together

  • Nov 5, 2015 at 8:00AM updated Nov 6, 2015 at 10:07AM

Port Orchard City Councilman Rob Putaansuu glanced at his watch during his mayoral campaign’s election-night party. “It’s 8:05,” Putaansuu said. “We’ll know really soon.”

County wants your input on the draft Comprehensive Plan

  • Nov 6, 2015 at 9:57AM

Kitsap County’s Department of Community Development will host hosting three open houses so the public can learn about the Comprehensive Plan Update. The Comprehensive Plan guides county decisions and services on a wide range of topics including housing, transportation, land use, parks, natural environment and more.

Calendar: Elton Goodwin Foundation Second Annual Fall Dinner & Charity Auction

  • Nov 6, 2015 at 9:08AM

The Elton Goodwin Memorial Foundation is hosting its Second Annual Fall Dinner and Charity Auction at the Port Orchard Eagles.

Baskets filled with treats at Manchester wine event

  • Nov 6, 2015 at 9:00AM

Two holiday baskets valued at more than $60 each are to be raffled off during the Friends of Manchester Library’s Holiday Basket Raffle Nov. 15.

Manchester stormwater project unveiling Nov. 7

  • Nov 5, 2015 at 1:00PM

Kitsap County’s new park and stormwater filtration system in Manchester will be unveiled to the public Nov. 7, when county officials cut the ribbon to the project.

South Kitsap fire chief pleased with Prop. 1 bond passage

  • Nov 5, 2015 at 3:00PM

Passage of the $4.9 million bond measure Nov. 3 allowing South Kitsap Fire and Rescue to update its fleet of emergency vehicles allowed Fire Chief Steve Wright a bit of a breather.

Critter Corner: Introducing Zeedee

  • Nov 5, 2015 at 8:54AM

Hi! My name is Zeedee (intake 49428) and I’m the cutest chubby lady you have ever met! I'm a 5-year-old tabby who was transferred from another shelter so I could have a chance to find my forever home.

Putaansuu racks up big win in Port Orchard mayoral contest; City Council incumbents win

  • Nov 3, 2015 at 8:00PM updated Nov 4, 2015 at 10:29AM

Port Orchard City Council member Rob Putaansuu, who campaigned on a pro-growth, business-friendly platform, has won a decisive victory over incumbent Mayor Tim Matthes in the city's sometimes bitter Nov. 3 general election.

Mood downcast at incumbent Mayor Matthes' gathering

  • Nov 3, 2015 at 9:34PM

The atmosphere at the Lighthouse restaurant was friendly and hopeful on Nov. 3, the night of Port Orchard's city elections.

Putaansuu: 'It's time to heal our community'

  • Nov 3, 2015 at 9:16PM

Port Orchard City Councilman Rob Putaansuu glanced at his watch during his mayoral campaign's election-night party. "It's 8:05," Putaansuu said. "We'll know really soon."

Unofficial election results as of 8:10 p.m. Nov. 3

  • Nov 3, 2015 at 8:36PM

Some highlights: Port Orchard Mayor Tim Matthes ousted in favor of Rob Putaansuu. Cary Bozeman, former mayor of Bellevue and Bremerton, returns to public life as Port of Bremerton commissioner.

South Kitsap general election results expected shortly after 8 p.m.

  • Nov 3, 2015 at 7:53PM

The Independent will provide South Kitsap general election results and candidate comments shortly after the 8 p.m. deadline for postmarked election ballots.

It's Election Day. Get your ballots in by 8 p.m.

  • Nov 3, 2015 at 8:00AM updated at 3:58PM

Today is Election Day. Ballots must be postmarked today or deposited into a dropbox by 8 p.m. Voters will decide whether to grant the Kitsap County Public Utility District the authority to become a wastewater utility.

Give WSP troopers room to work

  • Oct 30, 2015 at 3:00PM updated Nov 3, 2015 at 10:09AM

The Washington State Patrol reminds motorists to move over to give troopers room as they work along area highways.

Make your vote count — use it | In Our Opinion

  • Nov 2, 2015 at 9:00AM updated Nov 3, 2015 at 9:47AM

Nov. 3 is Election Day. If you haven’t voted, we urge you to do so. Ballots must be postmarked by that day or deposited into an election dropbox by 8 p.m. Election Day.

Matthes apologizes for altercation, but says he followed the law during meeting

  • Nov 2, 2015 at 1:00PM updated Nov 3, 2015 at 8:58AM

In the aftermath of a Friday altercation between Mayor Tim Matthes and Teresa Osinski, executive vice president of the Kitsap County Home Builders Association, Matthes today (Nov. 2) offered an apology to City of Port Orchard staff, citizens and his supporters.

Election season turns ugly: Mayor, Home Builders Association official get in scuffle

  • Oct 30, 2015 at 7:00PM updated Nov 3, 2015 at 8:50AM

The "silly season" has become downright ugly just days before the Tuesday general election. A skirmish during an Oct. 30 meeting between Port Orchard Mayor Tim Matthes and Teresa Osinski, executive vice president of the Kitsap County Home Builders Association, led to a visit by Bremerton Police at a downtown Bremerton restaurant.

Cars involved in head-on crash on Bethel Burley overpass

  • Nov 2, 2015 at 1:47PM

Alcohol, rainy and slick road conditions, as well as the switch to daylight standard time apparently were factors in a two-vehicle, head-on car collision Sunday, Nov. 1, on Bethel Burley Road in South Kitsap County.

Shrek the Musical coming to Silverdale

  • Nov 2, 2015 at 1:26PM

CSTOCK's next performance during their 30th anniversary season is going to be Shrek the Musical.

Make this a safe and sane Halloween | Kitsap Weekly

  • Oct 30, 2015 at 10:00AM updated Oct 31, 2015 at 7:05AM

A dark, rainy night and little masked marauders will present a challenge to drivers Saturday night. If you’ve forgotten, Halloween is Oct. 31.

FOOTBALL | Wolves fight until the end on Senior Night

  • Oct 30, 2015 at 10:22PM

South fell 38-13 to Timberline Oct. 10, but the players and fans never let down.

Timber! Evergreen comes crashing down on Port Orchard home

  • Oct 30, 2015 at 10:00AM updated at 12:25PM

Debbie Cook will never again linger over a morning cup of coffee while gazing out the back sliding door.

Mile Hill Drive Godfather's Pizza closing

  • Oct 30, 2015 at 12:20PM

The pizzeria will reopen as a Westside Pizza toward the end of November.

Trends change, but Halloween costumes define the night

  • Oct 30, 2015 at 12:07PM

In recent years, more people have been opting out of purchasing pre-packaged costumes to shop thrift stores and make outfits of their own.

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