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Lung cancer needs our awareness too: A local story | Guest column

  • Nov 21, 2014 at 1:35PM

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Lung cancer is the No. 1 leading cause of fatal cancer in men and women, taking more lives than prostate, breast or colon cancer combined each year. But it’s rarely on people’s radar screen. In this guest column, the CEO of the American Lung Association of the Mountain Pacific highlights the case of longtime Poulsbo resident Gwynne Cleveland and her ongoing battle with lung cancer.

2015 city budget — and rate increases — could be approved Dec. 3

  • Nov 21, 2014 at 12:26PM

Perhaps the most significant part of the budget, according to Mayor Becky Erickson, is the council's pursuit of additional revenue for utilities and roads. The council may form a Transportation Benefit District in order to implement a $20 vehicle license fee. It is also considering raising stormwater and water utility rates, and imposing a cable TV tax.

Indies First returns with favorite authors | Kitsap Week

  • Nov 20, 2014 at 1:27PM

It’s Indies First is Nov. 29 at Eagle Harbor Book Co. and Liberty Bay Books. The bookstores will host authors as booksellers for a day.

Poulsbo man served as local, federal official; sought peaceful uses for plutonium | Passages

  • Nov 21, 2014 at 9:51AM

Ronald Dennis Nelson of Poulsbo served as mayor of a Washington city for eight years, worked for the U.S. State and Energy departments, was honored by the CIA for his work assessing the Soviet Union’s nuclear weapons program, and met with Soviet scientists to seek peaceful uses for plutonium. Despite such heavy responsibilities, he still had time for his faith, his family, and even some recreational reading and gardening.

Indianola woman is a 'citizen of the world'

  • Nov 19, 2014 at 2:33PM

During her lifetime, Indianola resident Pam Perry has traveled extensively to interesting, exciting and exotic locations around the world. Her parents, Linc and Fredi Perry, were "big travelers", as she puts it.

When a family needs help, the Poulsbo Lions/Raab Foundation Bellringer Fund is there

  • Nov 20, 2014 at 5:00PM updated Nov 21, 2014 at 7:10AM

This is the season of giving, but the gratitude comes year-round. “Throughout the year, people have told me, ‘Thanks for helping [the Poulsbo Lions/Raab Foundation] Bellringer Fund. It helped me out when I needed it,’” said Mike Brooks of Mike’s Car Wash & Detailing on 7th Avenue.

NK’s Evans and Jensen, Bucs coaching staff recognized | Football

  • Nov 20, 2014 at 3:36PM

North Kitsap’s Bob Evans and TJ Jensen are being recognized for their efforts on the gridiron this season, as is the coaching staff of the Kingston Buccaneers.

Creative Office Guru is now Empty Nest Graphics

  • Nov 19, 2014 at 5:00PM updated Nov 20, 2014 at 3:19PM

Creative Office Guru, a graphic design company owned by Shirley Bomgaars of Kingston, is now Empty Nest Graphics. Creative Office Guru opened more than five years ago with the intent of providing remote administrative services for small businesses with an emphasis on publication design. As each year passed, the business’s design services became more in demand and, Bomgaars said, “I realized that it was my passion.”

Suquamish man honored for 'extraordinary' care as VA nurse

  • Nov 20, 2014 at 3:07PM

Joseph Smith, RN, at VA Puget Sound Health Care System received the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses, presented by The DAISY Foundation and UnitedHealthcare, at a special ceremony Nov. 20 in Seattle.

Holiday Fair, Nov. 22, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Liberty Bay Presbyterian Church

  • Nov 20, 2014 at 2:19PM

Chat with artist Rob Weiss and do some holiday shopping at the Holiday Fair, Nov. 22, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Liberty Bay Presbyterian Church, 18561 Highway 305, Poulsbo.

A ‘Taste’ of something different: Chinese, sushi restaurant opens

  • Nov 21, 2014 at 6:00AM

Taste offers traditional Chinese food as well as sushi in an illuminating setting.

Stars Above Kitsap | Kitsap Week

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Local astrology and horoscopes for Nov. 22 - Dec. 6.

Kitsap ranks high in Best of Western Washington | Kitsap Week

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Voters support Kitsap's own in Best of Western Washington poll.

Great whites from the Great NW Invite | Kitsap Week

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Great Northwest Wine: For the past couple of weeks, we’ve been taking a look at the top red wines, and now we will review some of the white wines that earned gold medals at the second annual Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition at the Columbia Gorge Hotel in Hood River, Oregon.

Fishline receives $10,000 from Jewelers for Children online vote

  • Nov 20, 2014 at 12:09PM

Richard Koven’s first foray into local fundraising occurred 14 years ago when he joined the Rotary Club. He dressed up like a pizza slice and solicited donations for North Kitsap Fishline. On Nov. 14, his wardrobe was more customary to that of a jewelry store owner, and the donation to Fishline considerably more sizable.

Poulsbo City Council member Berry-Maraist says she'll resign 'some time' after end of year

  • Nov 20, 2014 at 4:00AM updated at 9:40AM

"It is with some sadness that I announce my plans to resign from City Council some time after the end of 2014," Berry-Maraist said at the conclusion of the council's Nov. 19 meeting. "I'll work with the [council's] finance/administration committee and staff and confirm a final date to allow a smooth transition."

Harrison Medical Center board approves single hospital campus

  • Nov 19, 2014 at 3:34PM

The Harrison Medical Center Board of Directors has given their final approval to a plan that will consolidate acute hospital care services at their Silverdale Campus, according to a press release from CHI Franciscan and Harrison Medical Center.

Vikings' perfect season, State run ends | Football

  • Nov 19, 2014 at 2:37PM

After being unbeaten through the regular season and playoffs, the North Kitsap Vikings took a narrow defeat to Hockinson Nov. 15.

Strawberry Field osprey nest removed, nesting pole raised

  • Nov 18, 2014 at 1:56PM

When the Strawberry Field osprey return from wintering in Central America, they will return home to new digs: a 55-foot wood pole with nesting platform, installed Nov. 18 next to the fence that borders the field and Poulsbo Elementary School.

Union Bank's Kitsap branches among 20 to close in Washington

  • Nov 18, 2014 at 11:43AM

Union Bank has announced that it is closing its Kitsap and North Olympic Peninsula branches as part of a move to shut 20 locations in the state. The bank will close its Port Angeles, Port Townsend, Sequim and Poulsbo branches Feb. 20, followed on Feb. 27 by closures of branches in Bremerton, Silverdale and Gig Harbor, according to Union Bank spokesman Alan Gulick.

Holiday season comes to Kitsap Humane Society

  • Nov 18, 2014 at 11:37AM

Black Friday "Adopt till You Drop" planned along with Santa pet pictures on Dec. 6

Harrison one of eight hospitals preparing for ongoing treatment of Ebola patients

  • Nov 18, 2014 at 11:30AM

These hospitals are preparing to care for a person with Ebola for the duration of the illness

Prosecutor says Bremerton human trafficking tied to drug operation

  • Nov 18, 2014 at 10:06AM

The alleged leaders of a human trafficking ring busted in Bremerton on Nov. 13 have been charged by the Pierce County prosecutor with several human-trafficking related charges.

No decision reported regarding July 4 fatal crash

  • Nov 17, 2014 at 3:00PM updated Nov 18, 2014 at 9:57AM

All reports related to the July 4 fatal collision between a North Kitsap Fire & Rescue engine and a Yamaha scooter were forwarded by the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office to the prosecutor’s office in October. What will happen next was not known on Nov. 17.

Poulsbo-area home fire contained to living room area, family pets saved

  • Nov 17, 2014 at 9:00AM updated at 8:06PM

The family’s two pet birds survived and, after some searching, firefighters were able to find a small dog huddled in a back bedroom.

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