Santa in a monster truck, the Grinch on a hay ride, Vikings on the loose ... wide-eyes and smiles were commonplace at the fifth annual Poulsbo Tree-Lighting Ceremony Nov. 27.
A bright moon on a windy evening enhanced the night sky on Nov. 24.
Have you found yourself with tree limbs, leaves, and other windblown material? Much of this material is usually recyclable and can be managed at composting and soil blending facilities in the area. I
Winds will lighten, but the temperatures will get colder, Thanksgiving weekend. The National Weather Service is predicting sunny skies with high temperature near 44 and north wind of 5-8 mph Thanksgiving Day. Overnight, expect freezing fog and clear skies with a low around 34 and north wind around 9 mph. expect much of the same Nov. 27-29.
A woman and her teenage daughter were temporarily displaced but, due to early reporting and the first-arriving fire crew’s quick work, damage was limited after an apparent electrical fire broke out in a home late Nov. 22.
KITSAP - Harrison Medical Center provided a preview of what its expanded Silverdale campus might look like, and also indicated its plans for a downtown Bremerton campus, during a presentation to the Central Kitsap Community Council Nov. 19.
To connect with constituents while in Washington, D.C., Rep. Derek Kilmer will host his 10th telephone town hall with callers at 6 p.m. Dec. 2. Participants will have the opportunity to ask Kilmer a question or leave a message with their comments.
SILVERDALE – H&M, one of the world’s largest fashion retailers famous for offering fashion-forward apparel at affordable prices, has officially announced a new 23,000-square-foot location at Kitsap Mall. At noon on Dec. 17, the new location at Kitsap Mall will join the eight other H&M destinations in the state of Washington.
High winds downed trees and power lines and caused outages that hampered ferry arrivals and slowed traffic to a crawl on signal-less streets, Nov. 24. The National Weather Service expects northeast winds of 20-30 mph, with gusts of up to 45-55 mph, to continue through 6 a.m. Nov. 25 in Kitsap.
Two men were displaced by two separate home fires late Nov. 21 and early Nov. 22, and one man was fortunate to have escaped with his life, Poulsbo Fire Department spokeswoman Jody Matson reported. Fighting the fires was complicated by arcing powerlines, a heavy tile roof, and no nearby hydrants.
GORST – A 71-year-old Belfair man was killed and two other people were injured in a four-vehicle crash on State Route 16 Nov. 19.
More lead donors are coming forward to support and help launch the Morrow Manor project’s Campaign for Brighter Tomorrows.
City Council members approved spending requests for 2016 from a number of city departments Nov. 18. In order to meet those requests, the city will have to use $374,246 from its reserve accounts. The finance department was slated to get the largest increase, including $116,578 to hire a budget analyst.
Morrow Manor is proposed long-term supportive housing for domestic violence survivors and their children, where they can live while they rebuild their lives. Morrow Manor will be built in Poulsbo and is named in honor of Ardis Morrow, a longtime advocate for the rights of domestic violence survivors and their children.
A Best Western Hotel is proposed on Forest Rock Lane. The city will dip into its reserves to cover spending requests from city departments. A Poulsbo woman wins a restored 1920s bungalow in Asheville, North Carolina. Those are the top stories in the Nov. 20 North Kitsap Herald, available now at newsstands and in stores.
Developers are hoping to bring a five-story, 59,500-square-foot Best Western Hotel to Forest Rock Lane near Central Market. The proposed site is a forested 2.5-acre parcel on a steep slope adjacent to Poulsbo Reliable Storage. It has a 10,000-square-foot wetland that would require an 80-foot buffer between it and any buildings.
As of 6 a.m. Nov. 18, the following roads are reported closed. Most roads involve trees down with wires entangled, the Kitsap County public information office reported. Puget Sound Energy crews are responding and roads will be reopened as the wires are cleared.
As you know, a storm is blowing through Kitsap County. The National Weather Service issued a high wind warning until 6 p.m. Nov. 17. In the forecast: south or southwest winds, 25 to 40 mph, with 60 mph gusts expected. The strongest winds are expected between now and 4 p.m.
Brenda Prowse and Hugh Nelson are longtime Poulsbo residents now living in Paris. The night of the terrorist attacks on Nov. 13, they were dining near the Eiffel Tower with a friend from Poulsbo, Randi Strong-Petersen. In this interview with the Herald two days after the attacks, Prowse recounts the events of that evening – and how life in Paris, while solemn, is returning to normal.
A Poulsbo resident and two former residents in Paris report via social media that they are safe. Authorities there say at least 150 people were killed in several terrorist attacks in Paris Nov. 13.