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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.

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

  • Nov 22, 2014 at 8:00AM

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

Great whites from the Great NW Invite | Kitsap Week

  • Nov 22, 2014 at 10:00AM

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.

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