Kitsap’s exceptional quality of life earns another top ranking in national rating index

Bremerton-Silverdale MSA  Ranks #6 in the Top 10 Arts Vibrant Medium Communities Southern Methodist University’s (SMU) National Center for Arts Research (NCAR) announces its third annual Arts Vibrancy Index, which ranks more than 900 communities across the country, examining the level of supply, demand, and government support for the arts in each city. The Bremerton-Silverdale MSA (Kitsap County) takes a unique approach to creating cohesion between […] Read more »

Port Gamble feature highlights one Kitsap’s little jewels

What’s the deal with Port Gamble? The history & mystery behind this perfect little slice of Americana BY RACHEL BELLE for MY Northwest, KIRO Radio JULY 20, 2017 AT 5:16 PM The iconic church in Port Gamble LISTEN: What’s the deal with Port Gamble? The history & mystery behind this perfect little slice of Americana. Port Gamble looks like a movie set. More specifically, the movie […] Read more »

Second cruise ship coming to Poulsbo

Terryl Asla —Kitsap Daily News POULSBO — Starting in 2018, not one, but two, cruise ships will be dropping anchor in Liberty Bay, Port of Poulsbo Commissioner Stephen Swann announced at the June 28 Poulsbo Port District/City of Poulsbo Joint Meeting. The news was confirmed by American Cruise Lines, which operates the cruise ships. Currently, the cruise liner “American Spirit” stops in Poulsbo; it carries […] Read more »

Reservations now available for cross-sound fast ferry

Ed Friedrich , ed.friedrich@kitsapsun.com BREMERTON — Kitsap Transit began to accept reservations Monday for its cross-sound fast ferry service that begins July 10. Seats can be reserved on all but one of the dozen daily weekday sailings — the 6:15 a.m. from Seattle. Reservations won’t be available for the 20 Saturday trips because they’re not expected to be needed. Eighty-eight of the Rich Passage 1’s […] Read more »

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Water sports bring economic boost to Kitsap County

Kitsap Daily News  $700 million in sales and expenditures related to outdoor recreation activities and visitors When most people hear the term “water trails” they think about folks in man-powered boats. They think kayaks, canoes and paddle boards. But the Kitsap Water Trails, and its designation as part of the National Water Trails system, means much more. According to local officials and business owners, having […] Read more »

Hotel planned in Poulsbo’s College Marketplace

Tad Sooter, Minding Your Business Blog, KPBJ Property bordering Poulsbo’s Home Depot offers some of the best views in the city, with Liberty Bay and Mount Rainier visible on clear days. The hilltop site would provide a dramatic setting for a hotel, which, it turns out, is just what a Seattle hospitality company has planned there. Hotel Concepts is moving ahead with plans for a 110-room hotel on 5 acres in College Marketplace, […] Read more »

WWU names new director for SEA Discovery Center in Poulsbo

Western Washington University marine scientist Sylvia Yang has been named director at Western’s SEA Discovery Center in Poulsbo. The SEA Discovery Center, located on the Liberty Bay waterfront in downtown Poulsbo, includes a tide pool touch tank, theater and aquariums as well as over 100 species of marine plants and animals found in Puget Sound. It offers a range of educational programs and events for […] Read more »

S’Klallam’s Point Hotel to open this month

Kitsap Sun, The Kitsap Sun KINGSTON — Workers are putting finishing touches on The Point Hotel ahead of its opening this month. The Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe’s hotel opens Nov. 25. When visitors arrive, they’ll find a four-story building with 75,000 square feet of finished space. The hotel, which connects both figuratively and literally with the tribe’s casino, has 85 double- and king-size rooms, nine […] Read more »