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Styrofoam collection

Bainbridge Island Zero Waste’s semi-annual Styrofoam and CD/DVD collection will take place June 26-27 from 5-8 p.m. at Bay Hay and Feed.

Bring clean, dry, snappable Styro and disks without cases. Safeway is supplying the trucks that backhaul the foam, which is eventually made into products such as picture frames and crown molding.

For a complete list of what is accepted and how to prepare it, go to Zero Waste’s Styrofoam web page.

Free concert

The local band Slate will perform a free concert to celebrate the 4th of July.

The concert will be from 1- 3 p.m. on Bainbridge Island at Winslow Green, 100 Winslow Way.

Slate covers jazz standards, rock classics and R&B hits.

Parking is limited so attendees are advised to park on the street and walk to the venue.

Another concert

Bainbridge Performing Arts presents Ranger & the Rearrangers in their ongoing series of concerts on the BPA lawn in Town Square.

Tovi Newman will appear as a special guest alongside their usual swing & gypsy jazz that include classics and originals at the June 23 concert from 6- 8 p.m. Admission is free, but a donation is suggested.

Kingston 4th

The Kingston 4th of July Celebration is back to normal this year as COVID-19 numbers continue to drop in Kitsap County.

From 8-11 a.m. the Kingston Cove Yacht Club offers at Pancake Breakfast for $7 for adults, $5 for kids. Address is 25815 Washington Blvd.

The Main Street Parade kicks off at noon on Highway 104. There will be free hot dogs for kids after the parade; for adults cost is $1.

From 1-9 p.m. the KCYC will have an outdoor tent where alcoholic beverages will be served, such as beer, wine and cocktails. The Kingston Market also will be taking place.

The Music Festival runs from 6-10 p.m. at Mike Wallace Park on the Port of Kingston. Music will be performed by The Blue Rhinos and headliners Soul Siren.

Fireworks start at the park at the end of the concert.

Locals honored

Three locals have been honored by Leadership Kitsap as emerging leaders on the Kitsap Peninsula under age 40.

• Alisha Weiss, founder and CEO, Skyhawk Press. She serves on the Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and helped establish the Poulsbo Brew Fest. She helped create to raise $50,000 to help small businesses hurt by COVID-19.

• Corinne Wolffe, executive director, Kids Discovery Museum. She reduced the museum’s debt and increased assets, found new ways to serve constituents and revitalized the museum. When the museum couldn’t open, she started a preschool program and created at-home learning kits.

• Anthony Jones, associate attorney, Perkins Coie LLP, a Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe member, the first Native American valedictorian at North Kitsap High School.

Summer food

Through Aug. 31 Bainbridge Island Rotary Club and Helpline House have partnered to provide meals to youth.

The meals will be distributed at Helpline House on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between noon and 4 p.m.

If you need the meals delivered, contact: meals@bainbridge

Summer reading

A summer reading program that lasts through Aug. 31 is taking place through the Kitsap Regional Library System.

Anyone who reads from 10 to 100 hours will be eligible for prizes. Explore More and learn something new for a chance at one of four grand prizes in a drawing.

To sign up go to

Bainbridge retirees

Tamela Van Winkle, executive director of Facilities, is retiring, along with Capital Project analyst Dianne Speers and Patsy Reese, Food Services office manager.

Teachers retiring from the Bainbridge Island School District this year include: James Starrs and Ric Moore, both 6th-grade teachers at Sakai; William Covert, Wilkes 4th grade; Carole Cottle, Wilkes kindergarten; Martha Wells, Mosaic; Elizabeth Garcia, special education; and 1st and 2nd-grade online teacher Amy Smith.

Paraeducators include: Lou Ann Ashton, Robin Totura, Marie Zharinov and Adrienne Williamson, along with counselor Ann Bradner Byrne. Special Rebecca Dawson and secretary Judy Kornbau also are retiring.

Custodians retiring include Robert Houston, Paul Stotts and Kurt VanDuzer, along with bus driver Steven Brown.

Local scholars

Earning a degree

Bainbridge Island: Scott Musselwhite, James Madison University

On the Dean’s List

Bainbridge Island: Ann Monk, Connecticut College; Marie Miller, George Fox.

Poulsbo: Joshua Lee, George Fox.

Jobless down

During the week of May 30 – June 5, there were 8,868 initial regular unemployment claims (down 12.1% from the prior week) and 386,317 total claims for all unemployment benefit categories (up 1.2% from the prior week) filed by Washingtonians, according to the Employment Security Department.

Initial regular claims applications are now 70% below weekly new claims applications during the same period last year during the COVID-19 pandemic. The 4-week moving average for initial claims remain elevated at 12,560 (as compared to pre-pandemic of 6,071) and remains at similar levels of initial claims filed during the Great Recession.

Initial claims applications for regular benefits, Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation and Pandemic Unemployment Assistance all decreased over the week. Continued/ongoing claims for both increased slightly over the week.

Decreases in layoffs in Retail trade, Accommodation and Food Services and Construction contributed to the decrease in regular initial claims last week. In the week ending June 5, ESD paid out over $220 million for 286,146 individual claims. Since the crisis began in March 2020, ESD has paid more than $18.8 billion in benefits to over a million Washingtonians.

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