Yes, we do have attempted home break-ins (front door) in Poulsbo. About two weeks ago, it happened on 4th Avenue.
Has anybody been paying attention to what is happening to the Port of Kingston for the past year or so? Embarrassingly, I have not been doing a good job of this, and other community citizens and boaters seem to be oblivious or ignoring the situation.
Thank you to the 400- plus people who attended the grand opening of the Poulsbo Historical Society Maritime Museum and Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce Visitor Information Center.
I remain impressed by the ardor with which Lisa DeFaria presented her argument for charter schools in opposition to that of Mrs. Cris Shardleman. But I do not believe she has a handle on the text of this state’s Constitution.
Ms. deFaria proves to be totally off the mark when she is “taken aback by the state Supreme Court’s decision to simply render them illegal,” the “them” meaning charter schools.
Lisa deFaria admits she knows nothing about the charter situation in Washington state. Reading her response to Cris Shardelman’s “My View” piece, that becomes apparent. DeFaria seems to suffer under the illusion that we are a democracy. That is a misconception many in our nation suffer today, including many of our elected.
Lisa deFaria, in her letter about charter schools, admits at the beginning that she has no experience or expertise on Washington state’s school system (“Reform, but don’t throw out, charter schools,” page A4, Sept. 25 Herald). She also may not have read our state Constitution.
Someone just called me and threatened me that he would shut down my computer if I didn’t immediately send him $800 through Western Union or Walmart. I did not pay.
School is well underway and thanks to the generous support of our community there are 230 children that have new backpacks and school supplies to help start them off to a successful year.
Every fall, the Poulsbo Rotary interviews a handful of high school students to see which students have what it takes to be a successful participant in our youth exchange programs.
On Sept. 10, the North Kitsap Schools Foundation held its fourth annual Dine Out for NK Schools event. Fourteen local restaurants (a record!) participated and generously donated more than $4,000 to the foundation, which will be used to fund grants for exciting and enriching academic opportunities for NK students.
New to the area, I clearly have no personal experience, nor expertise, on Washington state’s school systems. Yet, I’m struck by the degree of controversy surrounding public charter schools in Washington, and join the public chorus taken aback by the state Supreme Court’s decision to simply render them illegal, rather than in need of reform.
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.