In the Nov. 8 Herald, the listed data concerning the pier at Indianola are correct. However, the improvements, such as the widening of the pier to accept vehicular traffic and the necessarily piling bents and the superstructure, were made by the Black Ball Line and are not stated.
Marc has been most instrumental in carrying on the outstanding port stewardship and in expanding the benefits we so much enjoy in little unincorporated Kingston. I and the community owe Mr. Bissonnette a sincere “thank you.”
The World Health Organization estimates nearly 12 million people in the Philippines (approximately 13 percent of the population) are at risk of dying from malaria. Unfortunately, that estimate was made prior to the typhoon, and now many more are at risk.
Somewhere, Shakespeare writes, “praising what is lost makes the remembrance dear.” This so applies to Doug Dammarell, who taught art at the high school for many years and retired in October. He is missed by his students and colleagues. We remember him helping students discover their inner Caravaggio, or Picasso, or Lucian Freud or an as yet non-established style. Doug awakened creativity.
The assumed increased need to get a jump on Christmas sales is driving stores to open on Thanksgiving. Retailers are robbing people of family and friend time. The holiday is cut short so people have to go to work.
There is thought, creativity, and intelligence behind the articles in your publication, and we enjoy it weekly. The cover of the Oct. 25-31 Kitsap Week with the photograph of a terrified black cat titled “The good, the bad, and SCARY” — “SCARY” capitalized and in red — is extremely distressing.
We are sorry to see that the police and sheriff’s reports have again been omitted from the Herald. This is hopefully only temporary.
I am somewhat baffled by the fact that this levy was titled EMS, which I believe means Emergency Medical Services (so “EMS services” is redundant, right?), and yet by your words the levy “doesn’t cover the cost of EMS services.” It raises the question of what it does cover? Your data would also bear that out, given you identify that 69 percent of calls are medical. Has that number been rising over the last several decades?
On behalf of the Weightman family, I would like to extend our sincere “thank you” to the Poulsbo Police, the Poulsbo Fire Department, the coroner, the North Kitsap chaplain, and Mario White, associate pastor of Gateway Fellowship Church.
How do you adequately thank the people who saved your child’s life? We are not sure, but we hope it starts with a public expression of our deepest gratitude and acknowledgement of their heroism.
I want to share the incredible experience I had running for Poulsbo City Council and thank every citizen I met during the campaign.
Following is a letter that I sent to Rep. Sherry Appleton earlier Tuesday.
What an amazing community we live and work in...Our efforts to raise fund does not stop now.