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Potential scam turns out to be misunderstanding

  • Apr 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:26PM

KINGSTON — Using a newly constructed high school to scam people out of money is Ed Waterman's idea of one of the sleaziest thing a con artist can do. And he felt a phone call from the Texas-based company Sports Promotions Group was just such a situation after receiving a suspicious sounding sales pitch seeking advertising dollars for the new Kingston High School.

Fishing derby aims to hook youngsters

  • Apr 28, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:25PM

POULSBO — Fishing is undoubtedly one of the most popular leisure sports in the United States. But it’s been catching fans well before 1776. The North Kitsap High School FFA and the Poulsbo Noon Lions hope to do so today as they lure children to the horticulture pond on Noll Road with the promise of hooking trout. From 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. the 16th annual kids fishing derby makes a splash as it invites children in the sixth grade and younger to test the waters.

Mitzel’s won’t be Mitzel’s when it returns

  • Apr 28, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:25PM

POULSBO — Those looking forward to the return of Mitzel’s to Poulsbo Village might be disappointed because the popular eatery isn’t coming back. Instead a new as-yet-unnamed restaurant will be built on its foundation. Mitzel’s was destroyed in a fire May 30, 2006 and its parent company, Elmer’s Restaurant, promised to return to Little Norway as quickly as possible.

Park still wheeling in concerns

  • Apr 28, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:25PM

KINGSTON — In the six years since the Kingston Skate Park opened it has been a bit of a sour subject for some neighbors, and the center of the world for many children, teenagers and adults. Now, because of a few disrespectful people, Kitsap County officials are thinking of taking out the last remaining convenience — the park’s only trash can. After considering putting Romtec style restrooms at the park, county officials examined the site and decided against locating the facilities there. They will instead construct them at Arness Park on South Kingston Road, said Kitsap County senior maintenance supervisor Dori Leckner.

Village Green nearing its final design

  • Apr 28, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:25PM

KINGSTON — With visions of trails and open space dancing in their heads, Kingston residents were asked to give their input about the Kingston Village Green Master Plan at a Wednesday evening meeting dedicated to gathering public opinion. Funding options were also discussed with Kitsap County officials, including a $48,000 Interagency Committee for Outdoor Recreation grant that could change the community center plan if it is accepted.

Vetter Homestead residents set to move in

  • Apr 28, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:25PM

POULSBO — State, county and city officials will officially welcome a new neighborhood to the northern edge of Little Norway today. For 30 families, the ribbon-cutting and barbecue will celebrate the end of a journey, while for 30 more it will mark the beginning of the quest toward homeownership. The event will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the site east of State Route 305 on Viking Way.

City unable to aid port annexation

  • Apr 28, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:25PM

POULSBO — While the city of Poulsbo has reaped the benefits of annexing the majority of its Urban Growth Area, the Port of Poulsbo has yet to share in the revenue harvest. In response to the ongoing concerns from the port, Planning Director Barry Berezowsky gave the city council’s public works committee the lowdown on why the group hasn’t been allowed to join in the city’s newfound prosperity.

‘Lights of Broadway’ ready for production

  • Apr 28, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:25PM

POULSBO — Randy, Paula and Simon won't be on hand, but in two weeks, North Kitsap High School students will get a unique opportunity to shine on in front of the hometown crowd in Poulsbo.

SBA offers hand to small businesses

  • Apr 28, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:25PM

POULSBO — Often one of the hardest parts of starting a new business is securing enough money to get off the ground. That’s why the Greater Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce is teaming up with the Small Business Administration, Kitsap Business Assistance Center and Key Bank for a seminar on small business financing at 1 p.m. May 3 at the Warren G. Harding Lodge on 3rd Avenue in Poulsbo.

Viking Fest receives much needed cash

  • Apr 28, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:25PM

POULSBO — Brad Watts, Mike Eliason, David Smith and Mike Brown could easily be called the Fantastic Four by this year’s Viking Fest organizers. After festival organizers sent out a financial S.O.S. because of an $8,000 funding shortfall, those four men and their respective organizations stepped forward to ensure this year’s event goes off as planned.

911 Briefs

  • Apr 28, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:25PM

Rifles stolen from truck at park and ride lot HOOD CANAL — A 37-year-old Sequim resident reported two rifles had been stolen of the cab of his truck between 2:15 and 3:15 p.m. April 24 at the Hood Canal Bridge park and ride at the intersection of State Routes 3 and 104, according to the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office. . . .

OfficeMax is latest addition to Olhava

  • Apr 28, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:25PM

POULSBO — Wal-Mart and The Home Depot will be joined by a third national retailer on the hill overlooking Little Norway. OfficeMax, a national office supply store, is expected to begin construction this summer and could open before the end of the year. “It was one of our target markets, and we’re very pleased to be here,” said OfficeMax Northwest real estate manager Bob Stevenson.

Endersen to call it quits

  • Apr 30, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:24PM

NK commissioner to work for Sen. Cantwell.

Hansville Art Guild draws residents to colorful tour

  • May 2, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:24PM

HANSVILLE — Different studios splashed with color and creativity showed off artists’ work to the public over the weekend with the help of the Hansville Arts and Crafts Guild’s tour. With a variety of media to choose from, visitors got to see and try everything from woodworking to painting to long arm quilting to neon glass work and the creators were glad to explain each craft to curious onlookers.

Glebe walks away with Miss Viking Fest crown

  • May 2, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:24PM

POULSBO — As Miss Viking Fest 2006 Jasmine Campbell gave a tearful farewell Friday night, she didn’t have to look far for her successor. One of her princesses, Whitney Glebe, who stood by Campbell’s side during her reign, used a bit of humor to woo the judges as she joked her way to the Miss Viking Fest 2007 crown during the eighth annual Miss Viking Fest pageant at Christ Memorial Church. “Viking Fest is definitely the place to be. I’m so glad my grandmother took me for my birthday,” Glebe said as she mimicked a bubbly 8-year-old experiencing all of the sights, sounds and smells of the three-day festival for the first time.

Students enjoy south of the border visit

  • May 2, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:24PM

KINGSTON — For the 10th consecutive year, a small group of Spectrum Community School students enthusiastically packed their bags for a trip to Mexico. Trip coordinators Phil Davis, Beth Mosely and 10 students departed for Mexico April 5, before returning home April 14.

Anti-tobacco group targets student use

  • May 2, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:24PM

SUQUAMISH — Poulsbo Junior High School ninth graders Ali Marks, Ellen Hess, Sarah Trapp and Hilary Leonard recognize the importance of educating their younger counterparts in the classroom — no ifs, ands or “butts” about it. The quartet visited Suquamish Elementary School April 25 to discuss the dangers of tobacco use with Jan Kragen’s fifth/sixth grade class.

Rotary auction continues setting scholarly records

  • May 2, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:24PM

POULSBO — Poulsbo-North Kitsap Rotary Club President-elect Donna Strep’s main emphasis will be on youth once she assumes the reins of the North End service organization from outgoing President Brad Camp. After Saturday’s 25th annual auction at the Sons of Norway concluded, an elated Strep couldn’t thank the community enough for its support of the club’s scholarship program. “Our goal was set at $30,000, which was more than last year,” she said. “We raised $35,000.”

Plants sales pop up all over North End

  • May 2, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:24PM

As the days get warmer, a more common sight is beginning to show up around the North End — gardeners weeding, planting, trimming and generally preparing for the burst of beauty the spring and summer months will bring. In an effort to capture those gardeners and offer the best prices, different groups in the area are featuring plant sales to coincide with the season’s change.

Historical houses primed for tour

  • May 2, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:24PM

PORT GAMBLE — Port Gamble is again taking center stage in an effort to help raise money for the Kitsap Arts & Crafts scholarship fund — this time it’s sharing its history. Last year, volunteers set up a historical house tour with just a little time to plan. This time around, they started early and are excited by the possibilities of sharing stories and facts from the old mill town with visitors.

“A Time to Gather” for the Suquamish Foundation

  • May 2, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:24PM

SUQUAMISH — Some of the biggest stars in tribal music will hit the high note for the Suquamish Tribe during a kick-off party, called “A Time to Gather,” for the Suquamish Foundation’s capital campaign Thursday evening at Kiana Lodge.

North End reacts to Endresen’s departure

  • May 2, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:24PM

As word of Kitsap County Commissioner Chris Endresen’s upcoming resignation spread through the North End, a sense of apprehension permeated the underlying sadness of her departure. Endresen has championed numerous North End causes and issues during her three terms as a commissioner and her absence will definitely be felt, said Poulsbo Mayor Kathryn Quade.

Chris Endresen to gavel her last session

  • May 2, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:24PM

PORT ORCHARD — Members of the Kitsap County Democratic Party will present a list of replacement candidates for North Kitsap Commissioner Chris Endresen, who announced Sunday she will resign in June to serve as the state director for U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell. The process will begin at the 23rd District meeting at 4 p.m. May 6 at the Poulsbo Fire Hall.

Rockefeller

  • May 2, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:24PM

Kingston High School may need more funds

  • May 2, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:23PM

POULSBO — Kingston High School may need more money. That was the buzz trickling throughout the North Kitsap School Board meeting April 26. When voters approved a $60.1 million capital bond for the district in 2001, $1.2 million was estimated for furniture and equipment at the new Kingston High School. When construction began on the campus in 2005, that portion of budget was updated and increased to a total of $2 million.

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