The number of women seeking to escape domestic violence in Kitsap County exceeds the number of places for them to escape to. That’s why the local Rotary Club and YWCA of Kitsap are building Morrow Manor in Poulsbo, nestled around a park in a forested setting, where women and children can live while they rebuild their lives.
In May, The Point Casino is hosting a month-long feature of tribute acts to some of rock’s most distinguished bands: AC/DC, Iron Maiden, Led Zeppelin and Judas Priest.
Thirty-two choir students went to the Washington Music Educators Association’s state solo and ensemble competition at the end of April.
Kingston Complete Streets, a planning study conducted by Kitsap County Public Works, will be presented at a community forum during the Kingston Citizens Advisory Council meeting from 7-8:30 p.m. May 6 at the North Kitsap Fire & Rescue Paul T. Nichol Fire Station, 26642 Miller Bay Road, Kingston.
Eight employees were taken to Harrison Medical Center in Bremerton for what are thought to be minor breathing issues.
North Kitsap School District offers a language learner program for students who wish to learn Spanish as a second language.
The English Language Learner program is helping more than 200 students in the North Kitsap School District to become proficient in English not just conversationally, but academically, as well.
An 11-year-old program that offers preventative dental hygiene to low-income children and seniors in the Puget Sound area is hoping to take their work on the road in their own mobile van soon.
Employees get a chance to visit France and learn traditional craft of crepe making.
Members of the North Kitsap Education Association, the union that represents NKSD teachers, voted April 30 to join other districts in the state by participating in a one-day walkout.
With a flicker of bipartisanship, work has begun on a significant reform of the nation’s main education law No Child Left Behind, which could end a lot of the frustration among students, parents and teachers with the emphasis it puts on testing students by shifting authority and decision making to the states and local school districts.
Before Earth Day, Kingston Christian Church had seven trees at the front of its property. Now there aren’t any, the result of a project the church undertook for safety reasons.
Poulsbo firefighter/paramedic Jake Gillanders is assisting in the search and rescue effort in Nepal, which was struck by a 7.8 earthquake that killed at least 5,500 people, including a medic with a mountaineering expedition led by a Bainbridge man.
At 4 p.m. on May 3 at 4 p.m., the Village Green Foundation will turn the first shovels of dirt to symbolically usher in the start of construction of the long-awaited 23,000-square-foot Village Green Community Center.
“Building Community” honors Bill Austin, who is widely credited with making Poulsbo a more beautiful and enjoyable place to visit and live; and Ardis Morrow, a former Kingston port commissioner and North Kitsap School Board member who successfully lobbied for laws that help protect children from domestic violence.
Ron Lee was a mechanic. He flew small airplanes. He was a fly fisherman. He rode a Harley. He played the harmonica and banjo and sang. He was an artist. He even did flower arranging. “He was a really fascinating guy,” said Amy Geil, who worked for Lee in the North Kitsap School District’s transportation department. “He was a true renaissance man. He was able to do so many things, and he was good at all of them.”
Bill Austin is widely credited with making Poulsbo a more beautiful and enjoyable place to visit and live. Ardis Morrow has successfully lobbied for laws that help protect children from domestic violence and has established transitional homes for domestic violence survivors.
A team led by a Bainbridge man was evacuated by helicopter to Base Camp on Mount Everest on April 27, two days after a 7.9 earthquake struck Nepal, killing thousands below and triggering an avalanche that killed the team’s medic and several others.
Haeley Nunley of Northwest Derby Company said her group moved to Skateland in Bremerton
There was a time when child-protection laws required the abused child be removed from the home. A traumatic situation became worse for the confused, scared child who then lost any stability he or she once had. Today, the perpetrator is removed and the child can remain. This is just one of the ways that Ardis Morrow has had a hand in making the world trustworthy for our children.