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‘Canoe’ curriculum paddles its way into Wolfle

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:39PM

KINGSTON — In the current educational era of using high stakes testing in schools, an emphasis on the core areas of learning — reading, writing math and science — has been created to help prepare students for an exam that each of them will soon be required to pass.

Talking animal tales teach lessons

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:39PM

LITTLE BOSTON — Did you know that the dogfish salmon got its hooked snout after one hung on a low lying branch by its mouth so it wouldn’t get swept away in a river? Or that the Native American way of saying “thank you” (shaking both hands in the air) came from a crab that waved his little pinchers in the air to express gratitude to a fisherman for letting him go?

Gamblewood propane tank worries spark safety discussion

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:39PM

GAMBLEWOOD — While Gamblewood residents are concerned about a 30,000-gallon propane tank being installed at the nearby Kingston Lumber Industrial Park, propane industry employees and fire district officials say there are many precautions taken to ensure that such a storage facility would be safe for the area.

Team Torpedo is a hit with the Navy

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:39PM

KEYPORT — Five years ago, a partnership was forged that married public and private industry in Torpedo Town U.S.A. And national security, the U.S. Navy and Kitsap County’s economy are each the better for it, Congressman Norm Dicks commented last week.

Lions restore pride to boardwalk

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:39PM

POULSBO — Jim Stark’s T-shirt said it all — “Poulsbo Lions Boardwalk Crew: We’re going to finish it this Saturday!” But rather than being a brand new shirt, the testament was something Stark had worn each week since May 2004. He chuckled explaining that each week, he stood up at the Thursday club meeting and told members the project rebuilding the waterfront causeway would be concluding that weekend.

Chamber says ‘Ahoy’ to bringing back traditions

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:39PM

POULSBO — Last year, the Greater Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 50th anniversary with poodle skirts, pompadours and a sock hop. This year, peg legs, eye patches and phrases like “shiver me timbers” will be all the rage. The chamber’s annual awards banquet will begin at 5:30 p.m. March 4 at the Kiana Lodge in Suquamish.

Frease takes helm for NK football

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:39PM

POULSBO — The thought of becoming North Kitsap High School’s head football coach came to Steve Frease while on a church retreat back in September. More specifically, it was the Cross Sound Church’s theme for the session which hit home for the 22-year North Kitsap School District veteran PE teacher and coach: “Taking life to the next level.”

Golf course and fast ferry top topics at town meeting

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:39PM

KINGSTON — With some of the biggest changes on the horizon for one of the North End’s busiest communities, it shouldn’t be surprising that the Kingston Town Meeting had a packed house early on Thursday night. “There was already 250 people at 7:15 p.m.,” said event co-organizer Steve Heacock. “That’s impressive.”

Interpretive trail finds funding path

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:39PM

KINGSTON — As the weather warms and residents are heading into the sun, a Stillwaters Environmental Education Center project that was shelved for the winter is expected to shine again this year.

Friends and family gather in memory of Miles

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:38PM

POULSBO — The mood in North Kitsap High School teacher Chris Franklin’s second period athletic medicine class was quiet and somber Wednesday, each student focusing on individual work.

Kitsap Rotarians share 100 years

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:38PM

BREMERTON — As co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates Sr. has overseen nearly $7.5 billion in charitable grants since 2000. But the work of Rotarians around the world, he commented Wednesday night, really inspires him.

JHOP students doing the little things for a Big Apple trip

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:38PM

KINGSTON — Chances are that if you give the ninth grade Options students a type of fund-raiser, they’ll tell you when and where they did it. Whether it’s a car wash, rummage sale or baby-sitting service, the Junior High Options Program’s (JHOP) most senior class is doing anything and everything to earn money to take a trip to the East Coast cities of New York and Boston. For many of the students, it will be their first time making the cross-country trek.

Marking 20 years of traditional, clean fun

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:38PM

LITTLE BOSTON — More than 500 people, representing as many as 25 different tribes, showed up last year to the Stan Purser Memorial Pow Wow on the Port Gamble Indian Reservation. While it was a record turnout, organizer and Stan Purser’s granddaughter Dawn Purser hopes that number increases next weekend, especially since it will be the 20th anniversary of the event. The festival will start at 4 p.m. Feb. 25 and at 2 p.m. Feb. 26.

Fire commissioner ‘Red’ retires

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:38PM

KINGSTON — It’s been a busy 13 years for North Kitsap Fire & Rescue commissioner L.V. “Red” Denson. He helped finance, design and construct the new Hansville fire station in 2001 and at the same time, helped the then-Kitsap County Fire District No. 14 (Hansville/Elgon) merge into NKF&R.

Year-old Kingston club makes impressive strides

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:38PM

KINGSTON — While Rotary International is celebrating its 100th birthday today, one of the organization’s youngest clubs has been working like it’s been around for just as long. But it’s been less than 18 months since the founding members of the Kingston/North Kitsap Rotary club started meeting, raised about $12,000 and made their mark on the map of community service.

Rotarian women break ground

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:38PM

POULSBO — Jerry, Dan, Dick, Willard, Vern, Dennis, Bob, Allan, Paul, Doug ... Though it may not be immediately obvious, there is something missing from the names of the founding members of the Poulsbo Rotary Club — women.

Poulsbo Rotarians celebrate past, future of club

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:38PM

POULSBO — Is it the TRUTH? Is it FAIR to all concerned? Will it build GOODWILL and BETTER FRIENDSHIPS? Will it be BENEFICIAL to all concerned?

NKHS football hiring grievance settled

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:38PM

POULSBO — The controversy surrounding the decision of who will replace retiring North Kitsap High School football coach Jerry Parrish appears to be nearing resolution. A grievance that alleged “contractual gaps in the hiring process” for the coaching position has been verbally settled between the school district and the North Kitsap Athletics and Activities Alliance (NK AAA)

Record number of groups to attend town meeting

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:38PM

KINGSTON — Get ready to cozy up in the commons area of Kingston Junior High School Feb. 24 and have all your questions answered about living in the Little City by the Sea at the 2005 Kingston Town Meeting.

Community center locks down keyless entry

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:38PM

KINGSTON — If you have a spare key lying around the house and are a frequent user of the Kingston Community Center, chances are it could be one of the many that unlocks the facility’s exterior doors. But after this month, it will no longer be needed as the Kitsap County Facilities, Parks and Recreation department installed keyless locks last week on the center’s west-facing and south-facing doors.

Pastor says move to Poulsbo was ‘a God thing’

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:38PM

POULSBO — “Everyone always asks, ‘How in the world did you get here?’” laughed Brad Cramer, the new Youth Pastor at the Poulsbo Church of the Nazarene. Cramer’s answer: It was a God thing. With less than six months on the job under his belt, Cramer still chuckles thinking about the road that led him from Kansas to Poulsbo. But, he says, somehow, he knew he was called to be a part of Little Norway.

Sons of Norway cooks up help for Southeast Asia

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:38PM

POULSBO — On any given day, walk into the Poulsbo Sons of Norway hall and you’ll learn something about Scandinavian culture. But next weekend, the lodge will be reaching out to people in an entirely different area of the world.

Traffic signal may get a green light this year

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:38PM

POULSBO — Grassroots efforts really do pay off. Just ask Jim Turner. Since the Suquamish resident and his family have been advocating for a traffic light at the Bond Road and Gunderson Road intersection after his wife was killed there in December 2004, the community has rallied behind them.

WSF kicks up tumultuous waves

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:38PM

KINGSTON — Shortly before the Washington State Ferries fare proposal open house was set to begin Wednesday night, there was already a full house at the Kingston Cove Yacht Club. And a fairly angry house at that.

Old septic rules to receive a flushing by health board

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 7:37PM

If you’re planning on doing any major changes to your property or are a developer with new subdivisions in mind, the state’s proposed changes to its septic system regulations may apply to you.

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