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A University Place woman is accused of following her teenage son to a date with a Bremerton man at which time the mother and son — and another man — beat the victim, demanded money, ransacked his house and stole his gun. Branndi McCarter, 39, who also uses the last name Chipman, pleaded not guilty last week in Kitsap County Superior Court to charges from the November incident, where she is accused of beating the man with a distinctive club. McCarter is also awaiting trial in Kitsap County Superior Court on a separate case of second-degree assault, where she is accused of hitting a woman in the head with a club during a March road rage incident.
Phil Gleason, 19, is attending Olympic College where he has no trouble finding other single people. The consensus is that there are more places to mingle, and people are more approachable in the larger cities.
Mix a crowd of people and a few troublemakers By Heidi Werber Special to The Sun Imagine falling in love over a steamy bowl of French onion soup, a tantalizing Caesar salad and a luscious slice of strawberry cheesecake. Chris Franco, 21, of Bremerton works in a Silverdale clothing store. Are they all staying home? Currently the membership has dropped to around Some walk by three times," Gleason said.
Meeting people became a challenge. Finding a place to mingle was difficult. Times News Service The first time the women picked up an instrument, they were laughed at. The latest figures from the state Office of Financial Management show there are almost 2, more single men than single women in Kitsap County -- that's 28, single men to 27, single women.
We're a friendly bunch," said the club president who wished to remain unnamed. While buying things for his apartment, he found himself mingling with the friendliest people he had ever met.
She says she was almost ready to become a nun until she met her fiance. For the older crowd, there is an organization of people between ages 50 and 80 called Kitsap Singles and Associates. The singles club gave her a place to meet people without added pressures.
Picture an appetizing rendezvous where you meet your soul mate and have the Then the seasons changed. HE said, "Port Orchard is probably the worst I've ever experienced. And to top it off, a lot of guys roam around with this "I'm A--one attitude," she finds. He moved here five years ago from Arizona and he's recently ed the single scene again only to find there are more lonely men than women.
Sandy Schumacher, 45, ed a year ago when she found herself single after 24 years of marriage. The nightlife and the singles scene in Kitsap County were offering less than he expected.
They do everything they can to make you feel welcome," she said. One of the better ways to find the party is by checking with the crowd that forms around the Taco Bell in East Bremerton, but Dela Cruz said she will only stop if she spots someone she knows.
Sherry Dela Cruz, 19, of Bremerton said when she goes out it's usually with a group of friends to Seattle dance clubs. She said it's true that it seems there are many more men than women in the county, but that didn't make being a single woman any easier. About half the women between the ages of 20 and 24 are single while almost threequarters of the men 20 to 24 are single.
At the other end of the age spectrum -- the pre crowd uses the Kitsap Mall in Silverdale as a social playground. Schumacher's not one to sit around and mope.
When people see you out they usually assume you want to be picked up, she said. It's not really the romantictype thing," Hamilton said. The group has a monthly calendar with events ranging from socials to dances and even classes like auto maintenance. New faces usually pop up at the soiree when her friends bring other friends. The harrassment is nothing new for them. He even found himself having to duck out of extended coversations with kindly strangers. Rivers is a lean 6footer and has a suave way about him.
From the young adult to the senior citizen, everyone is facing the challenge of meeting other singles.
Winter arrived and all the single people seemed to fade away. The lack of meeting places apparently adds to the problem. Sometimes he'll go to the mall and watch the girls walk by. Kristie Hamilton, 19, has lived in Bremerton since she was Now she works in a local toy store and has plans to get married in April.
In the summertime time they come out of nowhere. But there is the hope of sunny weather bringing back the atmosphere of shiny, happy people. They walk around with tight jeans, big belt buckles and a smirk on their face like they can have whatever they want, Hamilton says. Government officials If you manage a dance club, you want to draw the crowds, but you don't want to draw the troublemakers.
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Where are the single people? An alternative to the club scene is a singles club. Everyone needs a date or two, a friend or just someone by their side to whisper sarcastic comments to during a bad movie. Women substantially out men in these age groups see related chart.
As it breaks down, the odds are stacked against young guys seeking female companionship. Her brown eyes roll back as she talks. Rivers is normally outgoing, but latey, he has withdrawn from social activities and spends more time reading, working out or swimming.
After eight years in the service, Rivers, 26, moved to Bremerton last July and landed a good job installing technical systems for the Navy.
She spent seven months going out to dance in places like the Silverdale Hotel, the Sandpiper and sometimes the Hearthstone. She said.
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According to an informal sample of countywide opinions, people of both sexes are having a difficult time meeting new faces and getting dates. He expected to find crowds of people to meet and date. Rob McDonald — Feb 11th, The future looked bright for Timothy Rivers.
But it's tough out there -- especially for a woman. With there being so little for people her age to do locally, she usually tries to find a party. The nightlife scene offers places for dancing like El Camino, Sinclair's and the Castaways that are packed with people between ages 21 to The clubs that feature country music and dancing like the Black Angus generally draw a crowd with some older singles. Sometimes a crowd forms around the Redwood Plaza. More Reading The tables are turned for single women age 45 and up.
Many have given up and are spending most of their nights in Seattle or Tacoma.