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Council gives nod to museum plans

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 8:07PM

POULSBO — Plans for the Poulsbo Historical Society’s museum brought smiles to city council members’ faces Wednesday night, but a possible extension of its lease raised more than a few eyebrows. After architect Wayne LaMont showed the council the building’s design, PHS vice president Bob Hawkinson discussed the society’s business plan before igniting the discussion.

Students don thinking caps

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 8:07PM

KINGSTON — Bundles of creative minds buzzed inside of Kingston Junior High Tuesday night. Outside, the popularity of the seven-school Science Olympics was evident with parked cars stretching a half-mile in either direction of the school.

Fuel costs adding to WSF woes

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 8:07PM

POULSBO — Six years after losing the bulk of its capital projects funding when the motor vehicle excise tax was repealed, unpredictable increases in fuel costs have the state’s ferry system seeing red. “The tax was the basis of our capital funding and we lost the equivalent of $100 million a year,” Washington State Ferries system budget director Bill Greene told an audience of about 30 people gathered at the Poulsbo Library Wednesday afternoon.

Gutted Kingston Inn smell getting worse

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 8:07PM

KINGSTON — The Kitsap County Department of Community Development has determined that rotting food in a freezer within the remnants of the Kingston Inn is the source of the smell that has been wafting through the downtown area this week. DCD code enforcement officer Steve Mount and building inspector Mike Barth inspected the site Thursday and discovered the source of the smell, plus the large number of flies that were infesting the area.

Seeing the learning campus in a new light

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 8:06PM

POULSBO — Utilizing sports fields, rerouting parking and creating user-friendly spaces for theatre groups were some of the many ideas suggested for a North Kitsap recreational event center Tuesday. And in about a month, those ideas will be presented again to the public in the form of what the new facility could look like.

Kingston UGA plan finally moves on

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 8:06PM

KINGSTON — If the Kingston Urban Growth Area working group gets its way, there will be an additional 336 acres of land added to the community’s UGA boundaries by next year. But after a year of research and work, members can only cross their fingers as they pass their recommendation to the Kitsap Planning Commission, which will next study Kingston’s UGA. The Kitsap County Commissioners will have the final say on how much the boundary expands.

PFD receives safety grant

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 8:06PM

POULSBO — Firefighters with the Poulsbo Fire Department will soon be breathing easier after using funding recently received from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. PFD was awarded a $169,000 grant that it will put toward the purchase of additional safety equipment for firefighters, including new breathing apparatus for use in burning buildings and larger fires.

Lindvig Bridge plan heads toward a beautiful approval

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 8:06PM

POULSBO — It may not be the troll under the bridge that Councilman Jim Henry mentioned in jest, but members of the city council’s community services committee see it as a step in the right direction. In September, Bight of Poulsbo founder Bill Austin mentioned an idea of making the Lindvig Bridge, which separates Nelson Park and Fish Park, look more appealing and returned to the committee Oct. 12 with a clearer proposal.

Princess puts smiles on children’s faces

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 8:06PM

POULSBO — Even though the sun didn’t shine for the princess, the smiles on children’s faces as she read to them were a more than sufficient substitute. Children of all ages filled the Sons of Norway lodge Sunday morning for a glimpse of Norwegian royalty as the Princess Martha Louise read from her children’s book, “Why Kings and Queens Don’t Wear Crowns.”

Dudley puts down gavel but not shovel

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 8:06PM

KINGSTON — Next summer, Cindi Dudley will definitely be at the Kingston Farmers Market, but she’ll be wearing one hat instead of two — that of a vendor. Instead of running meetings, signing off on financial papers and writing up meeting agendas, she’ll simply be selling her fresh-from-the-garden basil and lettuce from beneath her green garden umbrella.

Tugboat spills oil into Gamble Bay

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 8:06PM

PORT GAMBLE — A 91-foot-long tugboat has been identified as the source of a diesel spill that took place in Gamble Bay sometime between Sunday and Monday morning. The “Agate” was moored at one of the piers located within the old Port Gamble mill site and had a 500-gallon tank on board, said U.S. Coast Guard spokesman Adam Eggers.

Municipal campus proposal delayed

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 8:06PM

POULSBO — Little Norway’s proposed municipal campus remains on track despite not making the scheduled Oct. 19 final presentation date. No date has been announced yet. After the Sept. 27 open house, during which the initial site plan for the 10th Avenue location was presented, the municipal campus planning committee was expected to have any issues raised during that presentation resolved in time for tonight’s city council meeting.

Kingston Cooperative Preschool celebrates being 40 years young

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 8:06PM

KINGSTON — The Kingston Cooperative Preschool has filled the Old Schoolhouse at Kola Kole Park for 40 years, collecting generations of alumni. Now they are inviting everyone back for birthday cake.

Church’s 93-year-old fish tale continues

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 8:06PM

POULSBO — The 93rd annual spaghetti dinner might sound right in places like Palermo or Verona, but in Little Norway it’s been more than nine decades of lutefisk. When a group of ladies at First Lutheran Church decided it would be fitting to have a community celebration in 1912, little did they know 93 years later their congregation would be hard at work every third Saturday in October.

Princess shares Norwegian fairy tale

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 8:06PM

POULSBO — Straight from what could best be described as a fairy tale come to life, a Scandinavian princess will arrive on the shores of Liberty Bay Sunday with a unique story to tell.

Council gets solid view of 305

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 8:06PM

POULSBO — While the approaching widening of State Route 305 from Bond Road to the south city limits has drawn rays of criticism and concern, commuters won’t see much as they move along the highway.

Lutefisk tradition continues to boil

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 8:06PM

POULSBO — While Little Norway has stretched beyond its years as a slumbering fishing village and has grasped the cusp of becoming a bedroom community, its Scandinavian roots still run deep.

Thalberg: Experience counts

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 8:06PM

POULSBO — By working as a volunteer firefighter as well as within the administrative side of fire departments, Stan Thalberg believes he has what it takes to be Poulsbo Fire’s newest fire commissioner.

Ellingson: Running on his record

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 8:06PM

POULSBO —  A strong governing board runs well when its members have diverse backgrounds that contribute to the myriad of decisions any agency has to make. Incumbent Poulsbo Fire Department commissioner David Ellingson believes his background as an engineer is an integral part of PFD’s operations.

School weighs guiding principles' progress

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 8:06PM

POULSBO — The North Kitsap School Board met with school officials, teachers and community members Wednesday during a study session for a presentation explaining the ins and outs of the secondary guiding principles of small learning communities from NKHS Planning Principal Bruce Saari.

City engineer offers sewer repair options

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 8:05PM

POULSBO — In assessing all possible alternatives for improving the city’s wastewater system, Project Engineer Andrezj Kasiniak and staff looked at six options before making their final recommendation to the city council Wednesday.

Four hard weeks set for council

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 8:05PM

POULSBO — More than the color of the leaves is changing in Little Norway as the city council addresses a mountain of issues in the next four weeks. In that time period, council members will receive a tentative schedule for the State Route 305 widening project, make a decision on the proposed municipal campus site, begin the exploration of possibilities for the now-closed Marine Science Center and finally arrive at the preliminary draft of the city’s 2006 budget.

Document riddled with clues for shaping Hansville

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 8:05PM

HANSVILLE —  One might think that a 190-page document in a white binder titled the “Greater Hansville Area Futures Project” is a product of Kitsap County Department of Community Development. However, it’s not — instead, it’s the result of eight months of research by a group of volunteers who care very much about the northern most tip of North Kitsap — from Little Boston and Eglon to the end of Foulweather Bluff.

Hay and twine make for a good time

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 8:05PM

KINGSTON — After last weekend’s scarecrow-making party at Farm Kitchen, the area’s notoriously loud blackbirds should be avoiding the North End this fall. About 160 people showed up Saturday to make 81 scarecrows within a three-hour period — a number which had organizer Anna Joe Savage in disbelief.

Liberty Bay reopened

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 8:05PM

POULSBO — More than a week after the Sept. 29 sewage leak, the Kitsap County Health District has lifted its no-contact order on the waters of Liberty Bay. The order was imposed immediately after the health district heard about the leak from city officials. Samples collected that day showed extremely high levels of contaminants.

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