Good things are happening in Kitsap

by Tim Flanagan on May 27, 2009

An opinion piece in the Kitsap Sun:

Question: Which of the things listed below doesn’t fit with the others?

  • The Lone Sailor statue.
  • The Chipmunk Grill.
  • 2, remedy 000 worms at Gordon Elementary.
  • Silverdale’s top-tasting tapwater.
  • Port Orchard’s identity crisis.

Answer: Alone, none of them fits with each other. But together, all of them do.

Collectively, they represent a mosaic of positive energy and efforts that are making Kitsap County a better place.

Over the weekend, Bremerton’s first-ever Harborfest drew hundreds (thousands?) of people to the downtown waterfront. The keynote was Saturday’s dedication of the Lone Sailor statue, honoring the commitment and sacrifice of military personnel and veterans in our nation’s sea services. In a sense, the statue also honors the dedication of local Navy League members and others who spent two years planning and raising money for the statue. Overall, Harborfest itself was a success — and a rousing welcome for the Lone Sailor to his new home.

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