Port Orchard News Briefs

If you are a local artist or knowledgeable in the arts, the Kitsap County commissioners encourage you to apply for the District 2 opening on the Kitsap County Art Board.

The Art Board promotes and encourages private and public programs that further public awareness and develop an interest in the arts and cultural properties.

The ordinance which established the “1 Percent for Art Program” tasked the Art Advisory Board with:

• establishing a system of coordination with the County Capital Improvement Program to ensure that works of art are integrated into public facilities;

• developing criteria for the selection of artists or works of art;

• making recommendations to the commissioners on any artists, works of art, or sites for public art funded by the Capital Improvement Program; and,

• making recommendations to the commissioners on the support of any art programs and advising them on any arts or cultural properties and programs.

An application and position description may be obtained from the office of Volunteer Services 619 Division Street, Port Orchard.

For further information or to receive an application packet by mail or fax, contact Jan Koske, Kitsap County Volunteer Services Coordinator, at (360) 337-4650 or

Applications may also be completed on line at

Completed applications should be returned by 4:30 p.m. on June 27.

Boys & Girls Clubs brace for summer

Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound in Port Orchard will be closed on June 11 through June 13 for staff in-service training and summer building preparations to properly maintain the quality of staff and building upkeep.

Clubs will reopen on June 16.

Also, the Port Orchard sites will close the week of June 17 and will reopen for Summer Program at both Orchard Heights and Sidney Glen Elementary Schools on June 23.

The Sidney Glen site will have half-day hours on June 16 from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m.

The Summer Program is a highly structured camp which members can register for on a week by week basis.

Summer Program includes low staff-to-child ratios, small group and large group activities, snack and lunch provided, field trips (additional fee may apply) and much more.

The Port Orchard sites will have Summer Program from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, from June 23 to Aug. 15 and will serve children in first through sixth grades.

Preregistration is required for all branch locations.

One-woman breast cancer event slated

Laura Lane of Port Orchard will be holding a fundraiser at Port Orchard’s Marina Waterfront Park on June 7 to raise money for the Seattle Breast Cancer Three-Day.

Lane is joining thousands of other women and men for the Seattle Breast Cancer Three-Day, a 60-mile walk benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure and National Philanthropic Trust.

In order to participate, each walker must train for the event and commit to raising a minimum of $2,200.

Local band Common Ancestor will be providing the musical entertainment.

Amy’s On The Bay restaurant will be selling refreshments and donating a portion of the proceeds to Lane’s walk.

South Kitsap High School’s Community Transition Program will have candy for sale with all proceeds being donated. There will also be an informational booth on breast cancer.

“I decided to participate in the Breast Cancer Three-Day because of my mother’s current battle with metastatic breast cancer, and I wanted to do something bold to help fight the disease,” said Lane.

In addition to attending the fundraiser, donors can also help Lane reach her goal by making a donation directly to her online donation page or by joining her team at

Taking place in 14 cities nationwide, the Breast Cancer Three-Day provides an opportunity to educate tens of thousands of people about breast health, including the importance of early detection.

Proceeds are used for breast cancer research, education and community outreach programs.

Susan G. Komen for the Cure receives 85 percent of net proceeds and the remaining 15 percent goes to the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Fund.

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