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By Tim Kelly

Today on Earth Day, Kitsap Bank is announcing a competition called Edg3 Fund that will highlight sustainability initiatives by small businesses, and will include community input in selecting one business to receive a $20,000 award.  read more »


The long-vacant Myhre’s building in downtown Port Orchard apparently has a buyer.

The vacant Myhre's building on Bay Street in downtown Port Orchard.Listing agent Bryan Petro of Windermere Real Estate in Port Orchard said Thursday that a confidentiality agreement prevents him from disclosing any information until the pending sale closes. read more »


Bainbridge MuseumHe scouted the location several years ago, before the striking art museum transformed the corner across from the Bainbridge Island ferry. Mike Loudon had his eye on the developing Island Gateway complex and the building that was already there, partly occupied by Avalara, for a possible second location for his business, Bainbridge Bakers. read more »


Photo by Rodika Tollefson Dr. Patricia Burkhart with the low-dose CT scanner at The Doctors Clinic. As a radiologist, her work is typically behind the scenes, reading the images on her computer.The Doctors Clinic has been using a low-dose radiation scanner for the past year — the only technology of its kind on the Olympic Peninsula. The computerized tomography (CT) scanner allows the radiation dose to be reduced up to 60 percent. read more »


Hybrid operating roomA hybrid operating suite that opened at Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton allows vascular and heart physicians to work together on complicated cases. Double in size of the typical operating room, the hybrid OR is part of the Heart & Vascular Center and is outfitted with top-of-the-line equipment, including advanced imaging technology, for both surgeries and minimally invasive procedures. read more »


Photo by Rodika Tollefson. Dr. David Stedman is a longtime chiropractor in his hometown of Silverdale.For as long as he’s been in practice, Silverdale chiropractor Dr. David Stedman has been giving his patients information about being healthy. read more »


Food shedThe Food Shed is coming back to Kingston, at a new location that co-founders Leslee Pate and Pam Buitenveld say is more central than before. The slow-food café, which was previously located on a Kingston farm, closed about a year ago and the two women had scaled back to only catering and events while looking for a new space. read more »


SAN FRANCISCO — Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services.

The iPhone and iPad maker is detailing its efforts to cultivate a greener Apple Inc. in an environmental section on the company’s website that debuted Monday. The site highlights the ways that the Cupertino, Calif., company is increasing its reliance on alternative power sources and sending less electronic junk to landfills. read more »



By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling innovations in the use of the internet. read more »


Marijuana Business Daily

Washington state is holding a lottery this week to determine who will receive licenses to sell recreational cannabis in retail shops, representing a significant step forward for its fledgling marijuana program.

Officials will grant up to 334 licenses for locations across the state, with specific caps on the number of stores allowed in each city. read more »


The City of Port Orchard, The Port of Bremerton, the City of Bremerton and Kitsap County are sharing the cost of subsidizing additional foot ferry service during the summer between Port Orchard and Bremerton. The one-way fare is $2 cash per person, and children under 5 ride free. 

Ferries will depart Port Orchard on the hour and half-hour, and depart Bremerton at :15 and :45 past the hour. The extended ferry service will be in operation (after the regular Kitsap Transit schedule) from May 23 through Sept. 1 on the following schedule:

Fridays from 9-10:30 p.m. read more »


By Tim Kelly

Today on Earth Day, Kitsap Bank is announcing a competition called Edg3 Fund that will highlight sustainability initiatives by small businesses, and will include community input in selecting one business to receive a $20,000 award.  read more »


The opening of a used car lot is regarded as a notable development on Viking Avenue, a rebuilding commercial corridor in Poulsbo that once was home to several car dealerships before the economic recession took a toll.

Darrin Hudson has opened Hudson Auto Center at the corner of Viking Avenue and Edvard Street, in the former location of Courtesy Auto Group. 

Hudson, who also has two car lots in Bremerton, said the new Poulsbo operation should draw customers coming from North Kitsap and Bainbridge Island. read more »


Following its Federal Dependency and State Tax Rate reports, has released its latest analysis of the U.S. tax landscape, an in-depth look at which states give taxpayers the Best & Worst Return on Investment.

WalletHub used 27 metrics to compare the quality and efficiency of state government services across six distinct categories – Infrastructure, Education, Health, Safety, Economy and Pollution – to the drastically different rates at which citizens are taxed in each state and municipality. read more »


A fundraising event will be held May 3 to benefit a Poulsbo business owner who received a kidney transplant earlier this year. read more »


J’aime Les Crêpes has been a frequent food vendor at Bainbridge Island events for years, and soon the Kingston crêperie will open a permanent location in the downtown district on Bainbridge.

Owner Paul Heather said he’s been looking for a site to expand for a few years, but had not found the right location until recently. The new J’aime Les Crêpes will open soon at 143 Madrone Lane, just off Winslow Way next to the Mora Iced Creamery.

Heather’s eatery next to the Kingston ferry terminal will mark its 11th anniversary in May. read more »

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