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Council to make city hall call

  • Aug 29, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:52PM

POULSBO — City council will meet tonight for a special session concerning the construction of a new city hall, and hopes are high a decision will finally be made. After months of debate, Poulsbo Mayor Kathryn Quade on July 18 asked the two final proposal agencies — Pioneer Property Group and the Kitsap County Consolidated Housing Authority — to attempt to blend their plans into something the entire council could agree on.

Verizon to move into Vinland neighborhood

  • Aug 29, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:52PM

POULSBO — After losing a hard-fought battle to prevent a cell tower from being built in their area, the fears of residents near Vinland Elementary School have been confirmed, and a dreaded 120-foot cell tower will soon join their neighborhood.

State Route 104 survey shows desire for change

  • Aug 29, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:52PM

KINGSTON — As traffic snarled in Kingston recently due to a high volume of vehicles heading for Edmonds, the Downtown Kingston Association partnered with the Kingston Chamber of Commerce to conduct a survey in an attempt to determine what might alleviate the backup headache.

Early Irons celebrates 11 years

  • Aug 29, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:52PM

PORT GAMBLE — Revving engines and shiny chrome will be at the center of attention once again in Port Gamble as auto enthusiasts get in gear for the 11th annual Early Irons Car Show this Sunday. Beautiful cars and amazing engines are just the tip of the classic car fin, as organizers prepare events and raffles to make the day unforgettable.

Poulsbo’s grass debate, much ado about nothing?

  • Aug 29, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:52PM

POULSBO — Sparks flew earlier this summer over an unusual hot topic: Poulsbo’s waterfront grass. But despite many discussions and the city’s worried attempts to keep people off the newly-planted lawns, the green in Poulsbo’s Waterfront Park did just fine, the city’s Public Works department reported.

911 Briefs

  • Aug 29, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:52PM

Dumpster fire caused by ashes POULSBO — Poulsbo Fire Department crews responded to a dumpster fire at about 5:30 p.m. Aug. 26 at an apartment complex near Viking Way, PFD officials said. Firefighters were able to extinguish the flames in a short amount of time. . .

Kingston traffic jams a byproduct of I-5 construction work

  • Aug 29, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:52PM

KINGSTON — Though the Interstate 5 construction and closure has not caused epic traffic jams in the Seattle area, it is being labeled as the main reason Kingston ferry traffic has backed up through town in the last couple of weeks.

The antique pride of Poulsbo

  • Sep 1, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:52PM

POULSBO — The Poulsbo Noon Lions Club will be raising funds for its pride this Labor Day weekend, offering a feast of cherished antiques to prowling collectors and the interested public Saturday and Sunday at the Poulsbo Armory.

Woody debris drop draws big crowds

  • Sep 1, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:52PM

KINGSTON — Stillwaters Environmental Center administrative director Naomi Maasberg said she felt tears welling up as she watched a helicopter carefully place a log in the Carpenter Creek Marsh near the center. The work, part of a large woody debris drop, has been about a year and a half in the making and she said the emotion of seeing it finally completed was almost too much.

Director leaves her post at OC Poulsbo

  • Sep 1, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:52PM

POULSBO — After more than four years of serving as Olympic College Poulsbo branch director, Kelly Woodward is heading back to class herself. Her last day on the job was yesterday, and her resignation will afford her the time to pursue a law degree at Seattle University.

Impact study work begins on pit-to-pier

  • Sep 1, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:52PM

SHINE — Kitsap and Jefferson county residents opposing the construction of a four-mile mining conveyor belt and 1,000-foot dock are digging in deep as the next facet of the many sided pit-to-pier debate continues with the project’s Environmental Impact Study process.

NKSD encouraged by WASL results

  • Sep 1, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:52PM

POULSBO — The much awaited and anticipated Washington Assessment of Student Learning exam results from the 2006-07 school year were released Thursday morning by State Supt. of Public Instruction Terry Bergeson. The scores are particularly important because the class of 2008 must pass the writing and reading portions of the WASL exam in order to graduate. Meeting the WASL standard on the math and science assessments is not a graduation requirement until 2013.

City Hall

  • Sep 1, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:51PM

NKSD, Hispanic community ‘hablan’ over dinner

  • Sep 1, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:51PM

POULSBO — North Kitsap School District board members, staff and teachers might not have been having a “conversacion en Español” last Thursday, but as far as the food was concerned, the area’s Hispanic community was the talk of the town.

KCCHA gets crack at city hall

  • Sep 1, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:51PM

POULSBO — In a unanimous vote Wednesday night, Poulsbo City Council members agreed to reject all previous city hall proposals, including those of the final two agencies, Kitsap County Consolidated Housing Authority and Pioneer Property Group, which unsuccessfully met Mayor Kathryn Quade’s July 18 request to create a blended proposition.

Ancestors helping Suquamish woman recapture her culture

  • Sep 5, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:51PM

SUQUAMISH — Lisa Abbott said when she first discovered she was partially of Suquamish heritage, she didn’t want to move to this side of the Puget Sound. Having grown up as the only Native American in an all-Caucasian family in Seattle, her desire to rediscover her history was tepid at best.

Stroud returns after 26 years in military

  • Sep 5, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:51PM

POULSBO — Robert Stroud is swinging his way into retirement with hammer in hand. The former Air Force chaplain isn’t sitting back and taking it easy, with painting and flooring projects already on his to-do list.

Pole dedication marks new year

  • Sep 5, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:51PM

LITTLE BOSTON — As each line is etched further into the cedar, Port Gamble S’Klallam carvers Jake and Floyd Jones draw a new connection between the students of Wolfle Elementary School and the tribe. A large symbol of that bond will soon be raised in front of the school in the form of a story pole the brothers have been working on since last spring.

HDPA merchants back downtown city hall

  • Sep 5, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:51PM

POULSBO — Many downtown business owners are giving a thumbs up after a 5-2 Aug. 29 city council vote that gave Poulsbo Mayor Kathryn Quade authority to partner with the Kitsap County Consolidated Housing Authority in an attempt to create suitable downtown city hall plans. Now the dust has settled and it appears Little Norway’s new city hall will land within the city’s downtown corridor, area merchants are looking forward to the development’s added benefits.

Teachers ready to sharpen pencils and minds

  • Sep 5, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:51PM

The first day of school has finally arrived. The signs of the beginning of the school year are evident on the roads of the North Kitsap area today as the infamous yellow school buses make their way to and from schools across the North Kitsap School District. When summer arrived in the NKSD, the 2007-08 school year seemed eons away for Kingston Middle School band instructor Jeff Haag.

Price takes aim at city council seat

  • Sep 5, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:51PM

POULSBO — Despite being a first-timer to the political field, Joe Price isn’t letting that keep him from running against Councilwoman Connie Lord for Position 2 on the Poulsbo City Council. Tired of sitting on the sidelines, Price said he is ready to jump in and work, no excuses, no wasting time.

National authors donating knowledge

  • Sep 5, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:51PM

LITTLE BOSTON — As the dedication for the new Little Boston Library approaches, the structure is drawing attention from state and national authors — all because a local writer feels words are important and should be available to everyone.

Forest Festival brings focus back to outdoors

  • Sep 5, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:51PM

PORT GAMBLE — In keeping with the history of Port Gamble, the Hood Canal Tree Farm is carving out a new niche for a different kind of celebration this Sunday — one capitalizing on all the forest and nature has to offer. The Forest Festival, spearheaded by Hood Canal Tree Farm area manager Patrick Raymond, will sprout forth with its inaugural celebration in Port Gamble.

Evard Grieg piano works celebrated

  • Sep 5, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:51PM

POULSBO — Norwegian pianist Knut Erik Jensen is ready to tickle the ivory as he pays tribute to a century of Edvard Grieg music at 2:30 Sept. 15 in the Martha & Mary chapel. Jensen will mark the occasion with a rich variety of the composer’s greatest works in both life and music, combining piano with spoken words.

Bernyce Manville celebrates 100 years

  • Sep 5, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:50PM

POULSBO — The age of “five and dimes” may seem a distant institution of an era past, but to Bernyce Manville, dime-stores are just a memory away. Now celebrating her 100th birthday, Manville looks back with fondness on her years running Little Norway’s five and 10 and the enjoyment her employees and customers brought her.

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