Island briefs

Event going to dogs

A dog event will take place at the Bainbridge Island Farmers Market July 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

If you don’t have one the Kitsap Humane Society will be bringing adoptable dogs ready for their “furrrrever” homes.

A dog parade will start at 11 a.m. and include prizes from BI Barkery in the cutest dog contest.

Pet Portraits will be done from 10-11 a.m. for a small donation to benefit the humane society and the market.

The market is in the BI Town Square at 280 Madison Ave. N.

Road work

Preliminary work is underway on the New Brooklyn/Sportsman Club Road Intersection Improvement project.

The contractor and their surveyor will be installing clearing and construction limits and fencing, performing roadside clearing, pavement sawcutting, and sidewalk and curb demolition.

Both lanes will be closed to traffic until late August. The project is scheduled to be completed in advance of school starting in September. The project will increase safety for school students, pedestrians, bicyclists and other non-motorized users crossing at this junction.

Heritage Park

The Kitsap County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the Port Gamble Forest Heritage Park Draft Master Plan at 5:30 p.m. July 11 by Zoom and in the county Administration Building, 619 Division St. in Port Orchard.

Written and verbal testimony will be taken. No decision is expected.

The plan, renamed Framework as a result of public input, was developed over the last two years as a guiding document for future discussions of conservation, restoration, recreation and education opportunities within the county’s 3,500-acre park. The draft framework acknowledges efforts such as the mountain biking park, Sound-to-Olympics Trail and Stottlemeyer trailhead, and proposes discussion of a 33-acre recreation and education campus adjacent to the ride park in the northwest portion of the park.

Other elements include updates to the trail system to create more loop trails while decommissioning trails that impact the environment or provide little access. The framework also details conservation priorities with an emphasis on timber acquisition, restoration and passive recreation.

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Public barbecue

Coffee Oasis is celebrating its 25-year anniversary with a public barbecue July 17 from 4-7 p.m.

The event will be at the Bremerton location at 822 Burwell St.

Youth will share their success stories of how Coffee Oasis has helped them. The executive director also will speak.

Giveaways, swags and discounts also are part of the event.

Baseball winners

The Bainbridge Island 10 and under all-star baseball team won the district title Saturday 10-0 over North Kitsap.

As a result, the squad advances to the state tournament July 23-25.

Meet mayor

Mayor Joe Deets is having open office hours July 9 from 10 a.m. to noon at CUPS Espresso on 123 Bjune Drive SE in Winslow.

Everyone is welcome to discuss city business.