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'Shop With a Cop' brings early Christmas

  • Dec 8, 2015 at 12:00PM updated Dec 10, 2015 at 2:08PM

About 110 police officers lined the front of Walmart Dec. 5 awaiting a motorcade. They weren’t greeting politicians or dignitaries or celebrities. They were waiting for two busloads of kids to arrive so they could take them shopping.

Poulsbo finishes second at Divisional Champs | Swimming

  • Dec 8, 2015 at 9:34AM

The Poulsbo Piranha Swim Team placed second at the 2015 Pacific Northwest Fall Divisional Championships, Dec. 5-6 at the Olympic Aquatic Center in Silverdale. Ten clubs were entered. Strong performances by almost every swimmer helped the team to a great finish.

22nd annual Pearl Harbor remembrance ceremony held in Keyport

  • Dec 7, 2015 at 6:03PM

KEYPORT – At the end of the 22nd annual Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony at Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Capt. Francis Spencer III, commanding officer for the center, shook hands with five servicemen who had been at Pearl Harbor on that fateful day.

Pearl Harbor survivors honored at Naval Undersea Museum

  • Dec 7, 2015 at 2:00PM updated at 5:42PM

Five survivors of the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor attended the 22nd remembrance at Naval Undersea Museum, Keyport Dec. 7.

Severe-weather shelters open; heavy rain and wind expected

  • Dec 7, 2015 at 5:06PM

Kitsap County’s severe weather shelters will be open Dec. 7-8 because of potentially heavy rain and wind, the Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management reported.

Naval Base Kitsap - Bangor reports sewer spill

  • Dec 7, 2015 at 4:58PM

Naval Base Kitsap - Bangor has reported a 12,000-gallon sewage spill into the stormwater collection system that serves the base, the Kitsap Public Health District reported Dec. 7.

Amid the darkness, there is light | Neighbors Helping Neighbors

  • Dec 7, 2015 at 1:01PM

Editor’s note: This is the first of four stories in a North Kitsap Herald holiday series, Neighbors Helping Neighbors. The series calls attention to little-known causes that change lives in our community — and how you can help.

About our series: Neighbors Helping Neighbors | In Our Opinion

  • Dec 7, 2015 at 12:54PM

Each story in this series will introduce you to each cause or program, and then let you know how you can help. We’re publishing the series during this season of giving because we want you to know that you can help make a difference anytime, all year long. Let us know what you think.

A concert that will soothe the soul | Editor's Notebook

  • Dec 7, 2015 at 12:19PM

On this night, as an evening chill descended over Poulsbo, beautiful voices sang out with a different message, a message to anyone who thinks violence is a way to resolve conflict, a message to those who fear that senseless violence is to become commonplace in our communities and country.

Meet Marvel Comics artist Jeffrey Veregge Dec. 5 at Kitsap Mall

  • Dec 3, 2015 at 5:00PM updated Dec 4, 2015 at 9:08AM

Jeffrey Veregge visited Wolfle Elementary School Nov. 20 to talk about his art. Next, he's headed to Silverdale for a meet and greet to share his new comic book, Dec. 5

City approves pay hikes for police, local

  • Dec 4, 2015 at 9:08AM

The City of Poulsbo struck a deal with two unions to increase wages Dec. 2. The City Council signed collective bargaining agreements with the Poulsbo Police Officers Association and Teamsters Local 589. Councilman Ed Stern said the negotiations were the easiest in which he’s participated.

High winds forecasted in North Kitsap

  • Dec 3, 2015 at 2:00PM updated Dec 4, 2015 at 5:52AM

The National Weather Service is forecasting rain and high winds late Dec. 3 in North Kitsap. Wind gusts could top 40 mph in many areas.

Julefest Dec. 5 at Poulsbo's Muriel Iverson Williams Waterfront Park

  • Dec 1, 2015 at 10:00AM updated Dec 3, 2015 at 8:29PM

The holiday season is a window into the richness and beauty of Poulsbo’s diverse cultures, with Native American art, a Mexican-American celebration of faith, and a traditional Scandinavian celebration.

No humans or animals harmed in veterinary fire

  • Dec 1, 2015 at 4:00PM updated Dec 3, 2015 at 8:25PM

All animals are safe following a dryer fire at an animal clinic in Poulsbo. Poulsbo Fire Department, North Kitsap Fire and Rescue and Bainbridge Island Fire Department responded to the fire about noon Dec. 1 at Companion Animal Wellness Center Veterinary Hospital on Lemolo Shore Drive.

North Kitsap Schools Foundation awards nearly $60,000 in grants

  • Nov 30, 2015 at 4:00PM updated Dec 1, 2015 at 12:00PM

Farm-to-table projects. A traveling Tribal museum. Cigar-box ukuleles. A field trip to Seattle’s Benaroya Hall. The North Kitsap Schools Foundation is touching academics in the community one grant at a time.

Use some balance in cartoon selection

  • Dec 1, 2015 at 10:50AM

I’m looking at your Nov. 20 cartoon showing the caricature of a biblical scene of Middle Eastern refugees being refused carte blanche entry to some States.

Bring back the old Grand Old Party

  • Dec 1, 2015 at 10:50AM

This is not your forefather’s Grand Old Party. That GOP has been replaced by extremists whose rebranding is now saying “GOP” now stands for the “Party of Growth and Opportunity.” Where’s the beef?

Shop locally and make a difference locally | In Our Opinion

  • Dec 1, 2015 at 10:48AM

By the time you read this, Thanksgiving will be a memory and holiday shopping will be on the top of your priority list. Allow us to make a recommendation: Shop locally.

Family displaced by house on fire on Rova Road; no injuries

  • Nov 30, 2015 at 5:07PM

A young family is without a home after a fire heavily damaged their house on NE Rova Road, Nov. 30. At 11:40 a.m., Poulsbo Fire Department was dispatched to the home after the 25-year old homeowner reported flames in the basement.

Rite-Aid acquired by Walgreens; will keep name for the time being

  • Nov 30, 2015 at 4:45PM

Rite-Aid, including those in Poulsbo and elsewhere in Kitsap County, have been acquired by Walgreens. The $17.2 billion acquisition was approved Oct. 26 by the boards of directors of Rite-Aid and Walgreens, but it must still be approved by the federal Securities and Exchange Commission.

First donations, pledges come in for Poulsbo Lions Raab Foundation Bellringer Fund; goal $30K

  • Nov 30, 2015 at 4:40PM

The woman was well-coiffed and well-dressed, but she had seen tougher times. And she appreciated the help she received from the Poulsbo Lions Raab Foundation Bellringer Fund. “She told me, ‘I just wanted to thank you for your participation,’” Mike Brooks, owner of Mike’s Car Wash in Poulsbo, said.

Discussion scheduled on SR 104, 307 road closures

  • Nov 30, 2015 at 4:37PM

Replacement of culverts will result in traffic reroutes

Agreement with county would clear way for Suquamish Police to enforce state law

  • Nov 30, 2015 at 4:34PM

On the Port Madison Indian Reservation, which has Native American and non-Native residents, the issue of law enforcement jurisdiction is often a challenge. Policing may soon become easier.

Poulsbo police chief warns of phone scams

  • Nov 30, 2015 at 4:20PM

Townsend: "These may seem like obvious scams, but when you aren’t prepared or are busy with other things going on, people can fall victim to these."

Viking Avenue tree-lighting wows hundreds

  • Nov 28, 2015 at 1:00PM updated at 5:23PM

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.

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