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Radio host turns volume up on ‘Old Man’

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:15PM

SUQUAMISH — Parties interested in the future ownership of Old Man House Park came together July 1 to hear what a Seattle radio show host had to say about the issue — but many gave him an earful as well.

Third of July lights fuse on Independence Day events

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:15PM

POULSBO — Poulsbo may never have been accused of being on the cutting edge but it is ahead of the curve when it comes to Independence Day. That’s because the Fourth of July is celebrated July 3 in Little Norway — a tradition that often affords folks two days of firecracker fun.

Little City by the Sea set to rock on the Fourth of July

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:15PM

KINGSTON — This year’s patriotic holiday in the Little City By The Sea will be filled with enough musical events to keep everyone dancing clear into the night.

S’Klallam now getting well at See Yeets Out

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:15PM

LITTLE BOSTON — For the past few years, the Port Gamble S’Klallam Wellness Center has been based out of two double-wide trailers off Little Boston Road. Many tribal offices have occupied these trailers in years past, but the Wellness Center staff was determined to be the final group to occupy the deteriorating facilities.

Poulsbo’s new park takes its first bow

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:15PM

POULSBO — Just a few years ago, Bill Austin had to hang an oversized sign off Lindvig Way so folks would know where Nelson Park was. Chances are, that’s not a problem anymore.

Stephenson caps career of tremendous changes in field

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:15PM

POULSBO — During nine years in Little Norway, John Stephenson’s name has been linked to projects like Viking Avenue, Front Street and Lindvig Way. But after more than 40 years as a civil engineer, he can also claim intimate knowledge of a few others.

Miss Poulsbo, Miss Kitsap head for higher crown

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:15PM

POULSBO — No offense to Little Norway, but Miss Poulsbo Canon Henness is hoping to soon be trading in her bunad. Not because she dislikes the title (in fact, she loves it) but because it would mean that she’d achieved one of her lifelong goals — becoming Miss Washington.

NK Pool enters rough financial waters

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:15PM

POULSBO — North Kitsap School District Aquatics Manager Greg Schmidt has faced an unenviable task this summer: find a way to run a $300,000-a-year pool on a $250,000 budget.

SR 305 inches closer to receiving funding

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:15PM

POULSBO — Plans to widen State Route 305 have often moved about as slow as, well, traffic on SR 305 on any given afternoon. Soon, however, the two may get something entirely new in common — a green light.

Independence Day closures and changes

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:15PM

POULSBO — Below is a list of schedule changes and closures expected across North Kitsap around Independence Day.

Season blooms at youth garden Monday

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:15PM

POULSBO — Birds, butterflies and even a chance to have tea with Peter Rabbit are on the slate as the Raab Park Youth Garden prepares to kick off its eighth season of offering local kids green thumb fun.

Suds will fly during fireworks fund-raiser

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:15PM

KINGSTON — Pete DeBoer is pretty confident that residents of the Little City By the Sea will be able to enjoy the glow of fireworks over Apple Tree Cove this Fourth of July.

Public to discuss preventing Kingston sprawl

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:15PM

BREMERTON — The public will have one last chance to provide its input on the future of several Kingston properties before the Kitsap County Board of Commissioners and the Kitsap Planning Commission next week.

Congestion causing SR3 accidents

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:15PM

POULSBO — Speed isn’t the problem and local drivers cause as many accidents, if not more, as cut-through traffic. These were just a few of the messages to attendees to the State Route 3 Route Development Plan (RDP) public meeting June 24.

Rotary rounds up young workers

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:15PM

This time of year, local bulletin boards typically quickly fill up with colorful advertisements from teenagers seeking summer jobs mowing lawns, taking care of kids, doing house work or all three.

College utilizes facility for kids’ camps

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:14PM

POULSBO — Alexis Springer’s summer vacation has begun a little differently this year. The 12 year old is enrolled in Olympic College’s “Edventure” camp, a 10-day trek exploring the arts, science and drama, topics she’d never heard of before. And it sure beats the alternative, she explained.

Unions build case for district to mandate apprentice use

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:14PM

POULSBO — Two labor unions are hoping that when the planned high school in Kingston is ready for construction, not just one foundation will be laid when the project gets under way next year.

Rape charges dropped against Poulsbo’s Belhon

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:14PM

POULSBO — Rape charges against a local massage practitioner were dropped this week, though the status of his license remains unclear.

Calendar features Kingston’s natural goods

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:14PM

KINGSTON — Those who recently heard about the Kingston Revitalization Association’s latest good-natured project won’t be disappointed. The much-anticipated “Calendar Guys of Kingston: August 2004-October 2006” hit stores this week, featuring some of Kingston’s most colorful (and buff) men.

Snider board scores a big hit

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:14PM

POULSBO — A brand new, state-of-the-art scoreboard at Snider park was dedicated Saturday and used for the first time during the Little League’s Major A Division finals following the ceremony.

Private ferry operators battle union for the high seas

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:14PM

OLYMPIA — While the Inlandboatmen’s Union of the Pacific recently protested Aqua Express’ application to establish a passenger-only ferry run from Kingston to Seattle, the private company doesn’t expect the union’s actions to anchor its initial commuter sailings.

Fishline clocks new hours for working families

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:14PM

POULSBO — The face of hunger is changing in North Kitsap. And so is the way Little Norway’s own food bank is meeting those needs.

Sons rise to mark summer solstice

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:14PM

POULSBO — Brian Davis is a big guy and, despite his ready smile, could be considered quite an imposing figure. But even after the long-time Sons of Norway Viking had donned traditional fur garb and a menacing helmet, he still had trouble getting some respect at the annual Midsummer Fest celebration in Poulsbo.

Conceiving a new vision for everyone

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:14PM

SUQUAMISH — Call it a “community summit” or a “mini-convention” but regardless of the label, members of local community groups are urging residents to come forth this weekend and talk about what kind of place they want Suquamish to become.

Fishline is made doubly happy thanks to Soroptimists’ donation

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:14PM

BREIDABLIK — If they could, fourth graders in Brittane Hendricks’ Breidablik Elementary class would have flown to the deserts of Egypt to find out just how well they could mummify chickens. Given the class’ resources and time constraints, however, the forest behind the elementary had to suffice.

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