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Community Links

Kitsap Greeters Service New in town?  Their FREE Welcome Packet is packed with useful information to better acquaint you with the area including valuable coupons from local merchants, many informative brochures and a FREE area map.

Community Organizations

AMVETS Sponsor of the Manchester Veterans' Memorial, driving force behind Memorial Day and other Veteran-related events.

Blake Island Blake Island State Park is a 475-acre marine camping park with five miles of saltwater beach shoreline providing magnificent views of the Olympic Mountains and the Seattle skyline.

EPA Region 10 Laboratory Manchester's EPA office is a full-service environmental chemistry laboratory and reference library, serving as a focal point for environmental studies of the Pacific Northwest.

Kitsap Animal Rescue Organizations Click here for a list of PAWS outposts and Bremerton's animal control center. (See the link below to go directly to the Kitsap Humane Society.)

Kitsap Humane Society This local non-profit animal shelter is open seven days a week providing shelter to lost and abandoned animals, and offers pet licensing, neutering, educational materials, animal-assisted therapy outreach services, and much more.

Kitsap Regional Library Manchester boasts an excellent library, a treasured focal point of community activity.

Manchester Fuel Depot Local fueling station for naval and coast guard vessels. 

Manchester Research Center NMFS's Manchester Research Station, on Clam Bay in Western Puget Sound, provides scientific leadership in the development of environmentally sound aquaculture technologies and conservation of fish stocks.

Manchester State Park Visit this beautiful state park and its wild inhabitants, enjoying camping facilities and acres of walking and hiking paths with beach access.

Port Orchard Farmer's Market Information on vendors and dates of operation, plus other local links.

Project Linus Join this non-profit organization in making home-made, washable blankets for children in our area who have suffered traumatic experiences.

South Kitsap Regional Park This local park offers a variety of attractions including forest trails, paintball arenas and ball fields, and is host to the Kitsap Folk Fest.

United Way of Kitsap County Join United Way in helping health and human service organizations of Kitsap County meet the needs of our communities. Click on this link to learn how you can make a difference.

City, County and Other Government Links

Federal Trade Commission: Your national resource for Identity Theft If you fear that you have been the victim of identity theft, or would like to find out how to protect yourself against this growing crime, click this link.

Kitsap County Homepage Click here to learn about local government and community events and services.

Kitsap Vistor & Convention Bureau Visit this site to get travel and tourist information for Kitsap County, learn about local history, activities and events, and much more.

Manchester Citizens Advisory Council (MCAC) If you live in the Manchester area and are interested in being part of this citizen advisory committee, please visit the Kitsap County website for more information and to fill out the on-line application.

Manchester Sub Area Plan Read here about the regulations, standards, and services currently being developed for our area; if you live here, this effects you!

Port Orchard Chamber of Commerce This city is Manchester's nearest incorporated neighbor, an easy drive or bicycle ride from our community. Click this link to find out what's happening just outside the bounds of Manchester.

Youth and Academic Groups

South Kitsap School District

South Kitsap Junior NAVAL ROTC

Local Churches and Religious Organizations

Elim Lutheran Church  A congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), you'll find it at the top of the hill at the intersection of Hillcrest and Woods Road. Call 871-0602.

Manchester Community Church You'll find this community church on 7545 E Madrone Avenue, on the hill above downtown Manchester. While you could call the Community Church the MCC, please remember that it bears no direct relationship to our other local MCC -- the Manchester Community Council.

Transportation To and From Manchester

Kitsap Airporter Provides scheduled, safe, and dependable ground transportation to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport from Kitsap County.

Kitsap Transit Bus Service Kitsap Transit busses run regular trips on weekdays between Manchester and destinations such as downtown Port Orchard and the Southworth ferry terminal. As an added bonus, passengers traveling to or from a ferry during commuting hours ride free!

Kitsap Transit Foot Ferry Kitsap Transit operates a fleet of small passenger ferries which run from downtown Port Orchard to Bremerton, where they connect with larger ferries bound for Seattle and Bainbridge Island.

Kitsap Transit Fast Ferry Kitsap Transit also operates a number of Fast Ferries, one between downtown Seattle and Bremerton and soon one between downtown Seattle and Southworth.

Washington State Ferries The Southworth Ferry terminal is just ten minutes' drive from Manchester, along a scenic, beachside road. Ferries run from this local terminal to Vashon Island and West Seattle.

Local News and Information Sources

The Port Orchard Independent Check here for current events and other local news.

The Kitsap Sun Another local current events source.

The Kitsap Peninsula Business Journal Read about local corporate and economic issues in this periodical.

Emergency Preparedness

Kitsap Department of Emergency Management - The KCDEM website is a centralized on-line resource center for preparedness information. You will find information on a wide range of subjects from how to prepare your home and workplace, to caring for pets or family members with special needs. If you take the time to get prepared for a major disaster, you will also be prepared for most any other type of emergency or hazardous situation.

American Red Cross – Everything you need to know about getting prepared, getting assistance, and getting involved.

Other Miscellaneous Sites of Interest

Family Watchdog Search around your address to find where sex offenders are living and/or working.

Real-Time World Statistics Site is updated in real-time to show interesting world statistics.

Google-Earth  Enter any address to see an aerial views of the locations.  See how much your house is worth (or any property listed).


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