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Tree farm cuts into the season

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 8:12PM

KINGSTON — Henry’s Tree Farm was in “catch up mode” this year, as property managers, Gale and Detlev Kroll, decided to remove some of the farm’s larger trees, such as the 20- to 30-foot noble, spruce and grand firs, that were beyond Christmas tree stage. As a result, aside from selling trees, the farm now has firewood and 6,000 pounds of branches for sale, the latter of which can be used for making fresh holiday boughs or wreaths.

Bikers play Santa Claus in club’s first toy ride

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 8:12PM

POULSBO — A band of leather-jacketed, hard-riding motorcyclists will roar through the North End this morning with one thing in mind: helping older foster children enjoy Christmas. The Dirt & Grime motorcycle club has joined forces with Kitsap Community Resources for its first toy run in Kitsap County.

Etchey named new publisher of the North Kitsap Herald

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 8:12PM

POULSBO — Sound Publishing, Inc. proudly named former marketing manager Donna Etchey as the new publisher of the North Kitsap Herald earlier this week. Etchey, who has lived in North Kitsap for the better part of 30 years, has been a member of the Herald team since 1996. She started that year as office manager and later became an advertising representative to the greater Poulsbo community.

911 Briefs

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 8:12PM

Permission questioned in alleged tree theft...

Bellringer passes the $4,000 mark

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 8:11PM

POULSBO — The Kiwanis Club of Greater Poulsbo Foundation led the way for the biggest single day the 2005 Bellringer campaign has seen. By 3 p.m. Monday, Bellringer had collected $2,474, which is a giant step toward its $30,000 goal.

Local festivals revisit timeless traditions

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 8:11PM

Organizers of the Kingston and Port Gamble country holiday festivals want residents of their respective communities to be able to step away from the chaotic hustle and bustle of the season for one day and engage in some old-fashioned fun. Both communities will be holding their annual country Christmas festivals this weekend, complete with hay rides, visits from Santa Claus, arts and crafts vendors, as well as new events.

Area cupboards filling with donors’ good spirits

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 8:11PM

KINGSTON — The concerns local food bank directors had prior to Thanksgiving about having enough food were quickly erased as the holiday grew closer — both the Kingston Food Bank and ShareNet Food Bank were able to provide clients with their expected number of food boxes. And then some. And with Christmas approaching, neither ShareNet’s Lisa Defayette or KFB’s Vi Weaver, is expecting to have any problems — as long as the donations keep coming.

Regional Events Center starts to take shape

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 8:11PM

POULSBO — Ideas were bounced around during the second public forum for the master planning of a North Kitsap Regional Events Center Nov. 29. At the end of the night, the once hazy picture of what the community wants and needs sharpened as those in attendance favored two of the three master plan sketches presented.

Julefest ushers in the holidays

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 8:11PM

POULSBO — Two days after receiving its first blanket of snow, Little Norway welcomed the season in true Scandinavian style as Julefest came to life. Miss Poulsbo Janna Murray lit the Christmas tree in Waterfront Park as the Sons of Norway dancers and singers filled Kvelstad Pavilion with holiday sounds, but all the celebrations were a prelude to the arrival of Lucia’s bride.

Final discussion for NKHS parents tonight

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 8:11PM

POULSBO — One more shot. North Kitsap High School principal Ron Herrera is inviting one and all to the final meeting to offer suggestions on what issues North Kitsap High School parents feel they need more information on.

A very old-fashioned holiday at St. Mick’s

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 8:11PM

KINGSTON — A wall of pictures in the barn at St. Mick’s Tree Farm, showing families and couples holding their fresh-cut Christmas trees from last year, tells the simple philosophy of the family-owned business on Hansville Road. “It’s meant to be a family thing, not a quick-stop shop,” said Elda Armstrong, who owns the 20-acre tree farm with her husband Herb.

Santa’s on his big, red ‘sleigh’

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 8:11PM

The jolly man in the red suit will be making special neighborhood visits in the North End with the help of local firefighters from North Kitsap Fire & Rescue and Poulsbo Fire Department within the next few weeks. Dates and locations are subject to change:

GWS shows its financial track

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 8:11PM

BREMERTON — Great Western Sports (GWS) last week revealed its proposal for the public/private partnership to build a racetrack in Kitsap County, managing an even split between the two entities. The cost of construction, estimated at $345 million, will come from $166 million from the corporation and the same amount from sales tax bonds. The remaining $13 million — 4 percent — will come from sales tax bonds that will be paid through taxes paid at the gate.

Bellringer nears $2,000 milestone

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 8:11PM

POULSBO — Councilman Ed Stern and a host of others answered the Bellringer call as donations came in like snowflakes Thursday afternoon. By 3 p.m. more than $750 had been given as Bellringer appears to be gaining momentum toward its $30,000 goal for the 2005 campaign. Stern topped the Jaegers’ donation of $201 by a single dollar and several other donors stepped up with $100 gifts of their own.

Cerebral palsy claims life of NKHS sophomore

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 8:11PM

POULSBO — In life, there are those who inspire, teaching valuable lessons in strength and courage. North Kitsap High School sophomore Kara Charlot was an educator in this respect but not in the traditional sense. Kara died with her family by her side Nov. 25 at Children’s Hospital in Seattle after nearly a year of battling infections and complications from her lifelong fight with cerebral palsy.

Turning the backyard into a gallery

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 8:11PM

HANSVILLE — Driving on Hansville Road, some residents may have noticed colorful collages that have been nailed to telephone poles and other freestanding structures the past six months. Are they trail markers? Are they supposed to represent something? Are they conveying a message?

Commission favors sub-area plans

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 8:11PM

During the Kitsap County Planning Commissions deliberation meeting Nov. 29, members unanimously agreed to recommend that the county commissioners approve the latest proposed versions of the Kingston and Suquamish sub-area plans.

Ships ahoy for old St. Nicholas

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 8:11PM

POULSBO — Kids of all ages have less than two weeks to make sure they haven’t been naughty, because Santa’s set to come to Liberty and Ne-Si-Ka bays nine days before Christmas. Members of the Poulsbo Yacht Club will once again sail through the waters around Little Norway, Suquamish, Manzanita Bay and Agate Pass spreading holiday cheer to brave souls gathered at various points along the shoreline.

Cruise ship rings in holiday spirit

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 8:11PM

POULSBO — The waterways between Little Norway and downtown Seattle will once again be filled with passenger-only ferry service today as the Victoria Clipper is set to dock downtown today for Jule Fest. “We’ll probably have 100 people or so leaving from Pier 59 and this our second time using the boat,” said Janis Smith, vice president of sales and marketing for Clipper Navigation, Inc. in Seattle.

911 Briefs

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 8:10PM

Woman airlifted after truck runs into tree...

Few local architects on public works list

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 8:10PM

POULSBO — Before the city council approved the contract with BLRB Architects of Tacoma to design the new municipal campus Nov. 16, local architects asked why they weren’t considered. An examination of the city’s consultant roster for architectural design and engineering services obtained through a public records request by the North Kitsap Herald revealed a possible answer.

Bellringer passes $1,000 milestone

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 8:10PM

Campaign is still more than $28,000 shy of its 2005 goal.

City, OPG sign sale agreement

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 8:10PM

POULSBO — Mayor Donna Jean Bruce had one last item of business to complete before she left for the Thanksgiving holiday: signing the purchase agreement for the municipal campus property. “We finally did it and we can be proud of it,” Bruce said after an impromptu ceremony at the Olympic Property Group headquarters Nov. 23.

Planning board hears subarea plan testimony

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 8:10PM

KINGSTON — As if all the parties involved in the county’s sub-area plan process weren’t surprised enough by the heat generated by recent events, the Kingston Chamber of Commerce stakeholders group threw another log on the fire Nov. 22.

Hansville generator is on hand

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 8:10PM

HANSVILLE — It was a mild winter last year, but will it be the same forecast or worse for this year? Will temperatures reach record lows, requiring the infamous Hansville generator to be turned on as needed at its site off Little Boston Road?

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