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Marine Science Center takes aboard youthful volunteers

  • Dec 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:28PM

POULSBO — The Poulsbo Marine Science Center is proving to be a warm, wintertime activity for North Kitsap youth, and not just those coming in for a visit. Open to the community nearly three months, the center is filling with young observers and volunteers alike. Many are indulging their marine curiosities and making way for a future in science with hands-on learning and up-close experiences.

PSRF receives $40,000 for Liberty Bay oyster habitat

  • Dec 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:28PM

POULSBO — The Puget Sound Restoration Fund will continue its efforts to expand the habitat footprint for Olympia oysters in Liberty Bay with a $40,000 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The program could proceed near Scandia as early as June, and is an extension of the organization’s attempt to restore and enhance native oyster habitat by creating an environment in which oysters can begin to initiate their own colonies, said PSRF executive director Betsy Peabody. NOAA approved it as part of its national Habitat Restoration Program.

A letter from local doctor serving in Iraq

  • Dec 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:28PM

There’s nothing “little” about this Little Norway scarf

  • Dec 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:28PM

POULSBO — Marianna Mears and Michael Love sit in Mears’ Poulsbohemian Coffeehouse, knitting away leisurely and with laughs, as if there’s nothing remarkable about the activity. But on closer inspection, it becomes clear neither is knitting a set of socks, mittens or a hat for the cold winter weather. Mears and Love are working on a scarf, and like many knitted items, it could definitely do its part in keeping out the cold.

Tribe raises eyebrows over proposed OPG dock

  • Dec 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:28PM

PORT GAMBLE — An estimated 230-foot dock proposed near the Port Gamble mill site is floating concerns from the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe. Docks have already been a touchy subject to residents living along the bay in recent years, and now the tribe is hoping a compromise can be reached to protect not only its way of life, but also its shellfish harvesting and beaches.

Christmas memories and traditions best part of the season

  • Dec 22, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:28PM

Every year, several North End residents take a few moments out of their busy day to share a few holiday recollections and memories, pausing to think about what makes this time of year particularly special for them. This year’s Christmas memories span from celebrating the holiday in an uncommerical way, to television sets and family and friends in El Salvador. Here are three different recollections from North Kitsap residents.

Lions prowl grocery store shelves to fill Christmas meal baskets

  • Dec 22, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:28PM

POULSBO — Poulsbo Noon Lions Club members roared into Little Norway grocery stores early Thursday morning to snatch up Christmas goodies for area families in need. Using community donations from their Poulsbo Lions Raab Foundation Bellringer Fund, a handful of members shopped at Albertsons, Red Apple and Central Market to fill 98 baskets with holiday dinner necessities.

Food fight breaks out at school board meeting

  • Dec 22, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:29PM

POULSBO — People are eating on the sly in the new North Kitsap High School gym. Parents Maryanne Huggins and Lael Stock think it’s ridiculous the ban on food necessitates sneakiness so they convinced the North Kitsap School District board of directors to change the policy during its regular meeting Dec. 13.

Sweet tradition maintained in North End

  • Dec 22, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:29PM

KINGSTON — Gummy worms, chocolate chips, red hots and cereal were slowly making their way onto gingerbread houses and into mouths during Saturday’s Farm Kitchen Gingerbread House Party. Though most of the structures leaving the building that day were covered from rooftop to foundation in icing and candy, more went into the creators of these works of food art.

Poulsbo to begin city hall architect negotiations

  • Dec 22, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:29PM

POULSBO — In their continuing quest for a new city hall at the corner of 3rd Avenue and Moe Street, the Poulsbo City Council gave Mayor Kathryn Quade an affirmative nod Wednesday night to pursue contract negotiations with the Bellevue-based firm, Lewis Architecture & Interior Design.

Catherine Ahl bids adieu to school board

  • Dec 19, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:29PM

POULSBO — Catherine Ahl got to do something on Dec. 13 with her husband she hadn’t done in a long time on a Thursday night—they went out to dinner. Her Thursday nights used to be booked solid attending North Kitsap School District board meetings. A long-time school board member, Ahl had never missed a meeting in her eight years on the board.

Liberty Bay Auto giveaway pays it forward

  • Dec 19, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:29PM

POULSBO — Art Speight arrived at Liberty Bay Auto Friday afternoon thinking he was there to pick up sleeping bags for his Taking It to the Streets Ministries organization. But he quickly realized otherwise.

Let the search for a super commence

  • Dec 19, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:29PM

POULSBO — The North Kitsap School District Board of Directors has taken the first step in finding a replacement for retiring Supt. Gene Medina. The board hired Cascade Consulting Group to head up the search during a regular board meeting Dec. 13.

Red Devil gunner settled in Kingston

  • Dec 19, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:29PM

KINGSTON — For three years of his life, Kingston resident Alba Blackerby was a member of the United States Marine Corps, and served as a gunner for one of the oldest and most decorated fighter squadrons in the corps, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 232, also known as the Red Devils.

Council bids farewell to outgoing members

  • Dec 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:29PM

PME employees donate hours for flood victims

  • Dec 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:29PM

Ferry meeting recaps summits, issues

  • Dec 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:29PM

Poulsbo flood damage estimated at $360,000

  • Dec 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:29PM

Rite Aid approaches new year completion

  • Dec 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:29PM

Bellringer Fund climbs beyond $10,000

  • Dec 14, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:29PM

Flood debris amnesty offered for Kitsap residents this weekend

  • Dec 13, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:29PM

Poulsbo city council shuffles committee process

  • Dec 12, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:30PM

County looks to fine-tune budget

  • Dec 12, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:30PM

By CHARLIE BERMANT Kitsap County Writer

Interact students see world beyond themselves

  • Dec 12, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:30PM

Affirmations offers bright outlook on baking

  • Dec 12, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:30PM

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