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Council OKs longer hours for Wal-Mart

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:58PM

POULSBO — Even though construction of the Olhava Wal-Mart continues to move at a rapid pace, contractors asked the city council for more time to work on the project. The city only allows construction work from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. unless a variance is granted by the council, and Trip Griffin and Brad Larson from CSI Contractors brought that request to the elected body Aug. 3.

Shop at Hansville sale to help chop a new Wolfle trail

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:58PM

HANSVILLE — For the better part of a decade, Wolfle Elementary teacher Sue Ahrens has been taking her students into the woods behind the school, giving them a hands-on lesson in earth science better than any textbook ever could.

Feeding appetites, fueling heritage

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:58PM

POULSBO — For at least one day a week, the smells of split pea soup, lefse and sometimes rullepulse drift down Front Street whetting the appetites of lunchtime visitors. Following one’s nose leads to the Sons of Norway lodge and the sights of open-face sandwiches and other Norwegian delicacies waiting to be eaten at Kaffe Stua.

Fifty-year-old Hansville Fire Station demolished

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:58PM

HANSVILLE —  After nearly 50 years of serving the community in two different capacities, the apparatus bay of the old Hansville Fire Station was demolished last week. A structural inspection by the Kitsap County Department of Community Development in late April revealed cracks in the facility’s walls and the county cited it unsafe for occupancy.

Forward thinking key for Kennedy

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:58PM

POULSBO — While city council candidate Stan Kennedy is pleased with the city’s recent move to plan for its future, he believes it should have been done earlier. Kennedy, who has a background in engineering and strategic planning, is running against incumbent Ed Stern for Position 6.

Crowder seeks to add new flavor to council

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:57PM

POULSBO — While city council candidate Kimberlee Crowder may be unopposed in the upcoming election, that doesn’t mean she won’t be out campaigning with the rest of the field. “I’m definitely going to put the time in to get something out to the public, so people know who I am and why I’m running,” said Crowder.

In search of that perfect ... something

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:57PM

HANSVILLE — Putting on a rummage sale as big as Hansville’s involves much more than just collecting donations and pricing items. It means 200 volunteers spending 10 months organizing, warehousing, picking up donations, presorting and figuring what to charge for each, all to make a nice chunk of change for the Hansville Community Center Board, which turns around and puts it right back into the community.

Mudstock returns in effort to save MSC

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:57PM

POULSBO — A breath of renewed enthusiasm is expected to blow into efforts to bring the Marine Science Center back to life as Mudstock 2005 kicks off Friday. The two-day event is the first scheduled fund-raiser designed to spark increased community efforts to re-open the center, which closed its doors to the public in February due to a lack of support.

Walkers taking steps toward peace

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:57PM

SUQUAMISH — After beginning their walk toward the end of nuclear weapons near the Hanford nuclear site on July 15, 17 interfaith peace walkers stopped to pay tribute to Chief Seattle Saturday.

Seven local ladies seek Miss Kingston title

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:57PM

KINGSTON — When Heidi Nicks steps down from her reign as the 2004-05 Miss Kingston this weekend, a new young woman will be offered the same opportunities to grow in many of the same ways she did this past year.

Changing from learner to teacher

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:57PM

VINLAND — On their first day back to school, new North Kitsap School District teacher Andra Murray promised fellow teacher Denise Walsh that she’d get used to calling her by her first name, detaching forever the “Mrs.” that she used to know her by. Murray, a former second grader who had Walsh when she taught at Poulsbo Elementary, now teaches inside a portable classroom near her former instructor’s room.

Vikings mourn loss of former queen

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:57PM

POULSBO — Loree Bayne may have been born in Pennsylvania, but she fully embraced the spirit of Little Norway becoming known to all as the Queen Viking of the Sons of Norway. Bayne, who died July 29, will be remembered during a memorial service at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Sons of Norway lodge in downtown Poulsbo.

Facilitator pick ignites heated council discussion

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:57PM

POULSBO — Even though it wasn’t on the agenda, the selection of the facilitator for the city’s visioning process lit the fuse to a powder keg exchange between council members Wednesday night. Finance committee members Jeff McGinty and Mike Regis had discussed the issue at length with Public Works Director Jeff Lincoln earlier in the evening, but didn’t bring it to the full council.

Ya gotta love his baklava

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:57PM

POULSBO — Tasty, fresh baked baklava is a delicacy best found in places like Istanbul, Turkey or towns and cities along the Mediterranean Sea. Or, Thompson Road just off State Route 3 on a Wednesday afternoon.

EDS site offered to City of Poulsbo

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:57PM

POULSBO — One month before city officials announced the selection of the proposed 10th Avenue location for Little Norway’s municipal campus, a local leasing agent made an alternate proposal.

City keeps options open for municipal campus

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:57PM

POULSBO — If the proposed 10th Avenue location for the city’s municipal campus goes the way of the Morris property, the project shouldn’t face another two-year delay. Even though city officials aren’t anticipating any problems with the site, a list of other potential locations has been created if the need should arise.

Bridge to close next week

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:57PM

HOOD CANAL BRIDGE — It’s only been two years since construction began to repair the floating bridge that connects Kitsap and Jefferson counties. While Washington State Department of Transportation officials said they have been trying their best to keep the impacts to drivers to a minimum, construction is, well, construction and with it comes traffic delays and in some cases, closures.

Port rejects state’s offer to buy terminal property

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:57PM

KINGSTON — The Port of Kingston Board of Commissioners announced this week that it will not “voluntarily” sell to the state the 3-acre parcel that houses the Kingston/Edmonds ferry terminal.

Summer school takes flight in North Kitsap

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:57PM

POULSBO — From the looks of it, Poulsbo Elementary has become a little more of an airport and a little less of a school. Although there is no tarmac or runway, there are terminals at each door, and destinations in each classroom where groups of students attending North Kitsap School District summer school have focused on a country or region of the world.

Art Fest draws up family fun

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:57PM

PORT GAMBLE — It was a truly family affair for many at the 46th annual Kitsap Arts & Crafts Festival last weekend. Whether it was children helping their artistic parents sell their goods or parents pounding away on the instruments in the children’s corner with their kids, there was something for everyone to take part in.

Port, fire elections net one contested position

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:56PM

Aside from the heated races for Poulsbo’s city council and mayor and the North Kitsap School Board of Directors, election season in the North End is going to be quiet this year.

Street standards drive to meet final approval

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:56PM

POULSBO — The long road toward implementing new street standards in Little Norway appears to be nearing its end after months of city council discussion. Balancing street width and the need for solutions to the city’s parking problems drove much of the six-month exploration into the issue as residents, city officials and emergency services personnel sought to find common ground.

Citywide races set for September primary

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:56PM

POULSBO — Three incumbents will face challengers in the upcoming elections, while a new face appears poised to take office in January. While all three challengers in the mayor’s race announced their intentions early, two councilmen will have to battle to keep their seats for another four years.

Competition for school board seats intensifies

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:56PM

Summer temperatures in North Kitsap aren’t the only things heating up these days. While a three-candidate race for the Position 1 seat on the North Kitsap School Board had ensured lively debate and a competitive race last week, Position 3 had only one resident — active Poulsbo schools volunteer Melanie Mohler — apply for the job. That is, until last Friday.

Be a part of the Old Man House Board

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:56PM

SUQUAMISH — The Suqua-mish Tribe is accepting applications through Aug. 5 from non-tribal residents who want to have a say in what goes on at Old Man House Park. Now that the park is officially owned by the tribe, it is forming an advisory board that will make recommendations to the Suquamish Tribal Council about management of the nearly one-acre park.

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