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Storm downs trees and damages homes, but no takers on emergency shelter

  • Nov 29, 2014 at 7:00PM updated at 10:05PM

Nov. 29 was a day of economic hope for local businesses, each of them counting on Small Business Saturday to give them a healthy start to the holiday season. For Mother Nature, Nov. 29 was a day of wreck-oning.

Compass House: Where second chances are born | Holiday series

  • Nov 25, 2014 at 11:00AM updated Nov 28, 2014 at 7:57AM

This is the first of four stories in a North Kitsap Herald special series. The series calls attention to little-known causes that change lives in our community.

Car crashes into The Doctors Clinic, backs over tree and into pickup truck

  • Nov 25, 2014 at 2:00PM updated Nov 28, 2014 at 7:56AM

A physician assistant was being treated for a possible head injury after a car crashed into his office at The Doctors Clinic on 7th Avenue in Poulsbo, about 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 25.

Wolfe sworn in before ebullient crowd

  • Nov 26, 2014 at 1:08PM

Whoops, hollers and loud clapping from around 140 people filled the cavernous Kitsap County commissioners chamber in Port Orchard as Edward Wolfe was sworn in as commissioner for district 3 Wednesday morning.

Severe-weather shelter could open in Kingston Dec. 1

  • Dec 1, 2014 at 6:00AM

A severe weather shelter in Kingston could be operational in December.

KHS grad named to all-academic cross country team

  • Nov 25, 2014 at 1:55PM

Ruby Roberts was named to the Pac-12 All-Academic Cross Country Team, along with 17 of her fellow Washington State Cougars.

Sarah Holt named volleyball MVP

  • Nov 26, 2014 at 6:00AM

As the regular season was winding down, Sarah Holt’s return to the court was uncertain.

NK’s Baugh signs to Saint Martin’s

  • Nov 25, 2014 at 1:33PM

Rebekah Baugh quickly became a formidable foe on the basketball court in the Olympic League.

Kilmer statement on Puget Sound Naval Shipyard’s announcement of 850 job openings

  • Nov 25, 2014 at 12:13PM

Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Bremerton, released the following statement on Nov. 25 after the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility announced it will hire 850 entry-level workers.

Indianola woman is a 'citizen of the world'

  • Nov 21, 2014 at 8:00AM updated Nov 25, 2014 at 12:12PM

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.

Grieving mom’s home burglarized; late son’s baby teeth in box that was stolen

  • Nov 25, 2014 at 12:08PM

The Nov. 21 burglary of her Poulsbo home occurred just under a year after her son committed suicide. She didn’t work for a period of months and has since lived paycheck to paycheck. That has put a financial strain on her family and she has struggled to keep her home.

Admiral hosts illuminating performance | Kitsap Week

  • Nov 28, 2014 at 11:00AM

Lightwire Theater uses modern light technology, performed in complete darkness, to bring original characters and stories to life.

Kitsap discusses ‘school-to-prison pipeline’ | Kitsap Week

  • Nov 29, 2014 at 11:00AM

It’s a complicated issue, but it affects students across the nation. And it’s something that Kitsap’s Human Rights Council thinks people should be discussing.

Port Gamble Theater brings ‘Heidi’ to life | Kitsap Week

  • Dec 1, 2014 at 11:00AM

The Port Gamble Theater Company is taking a classic tale of “Heidi” to the stage from Dec. 5-21.

Out for the count | Kitsap Week

  • Nov 30, 2014 at 11:00AM

Kitsap birding: On Dec. 20, some 60-80 birdwatchers will train their binoculars on bushes, trees and waterways all over Kitsap County and count every bird they see.

Affordable white wines for the holidays | Kitsap Week

  • Nov 26, 2014 at 11:00AM

Great Northwest Wine: It’s always good to have several bottles of wine on hand. We have tasted many wines costing $15 or less. Today, we take a look at a few white wines.

Dragonfly Farms turns to crowdfunding for expansion as an events center

  • Nov 24, 2014 at 4:50PM

Dragonfly Farms has provided nursery and landscaping services for nearly 15 years at its Kingston-area location. Now the business has aims to become a draw for weddings and other events, and is using online crowdfunding to seek support so it can do so.

City of Poulsbo, Port of Poulsbo find home for new maritime museum

  • Nov 24, 2014 at 1:11PM

But paying for it requires agreements between four agencies

Kitsap ranks high in Best of Western Washington | Kitsap Week

  • Nov 22, 2014 at 10:00AM updated Nov 24, 2014 at 12:06PM

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

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

  • Nov 21, 2014 at 12:00PM updated Nov 23, 2014 at 8:20AM

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.

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.

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.

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.

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