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Software corporation helps track salmon

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

POULSBO — Little Norway’s InterLocking Software Corporation has ventured into the realm of science with its new online Habitat Work Schedule (HWS) database development. The system was recently selected by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and will allow area residents easy up-to-date access to the status of salmon recovery projects occurring in their own backyards.

Heritage Park gains entrance to trails

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

KINGSTON — North End residents trying to get to other areas of the county may find yet another obstacle when traversing Miller Bay Road in the form of work on the Heritage Park entrance. About a week and half ago, Northern Con-Ag crews began excavating the site in preparation for widening the roadway and adding turn lanes to provide access to the open space.

Students uninjured in first day of school bus accident

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

Bus driver in serious condition after suffering medical emergency.

Two bus accidents occur on first day of school

  • Sep 8, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:50PM

POULSBO — All 49 students were uninjured during a school bus accident at about 7:50 a.m. Sept. 5 on Hostmark Street just west of 8th Avenue, North Kitsap School District community relations director Chris Case said. The accident occurred when the driver suffered from a yet-to-be- disclosed medical emergency while driving the bus, and struck two vehicles before ramming a utility pole and coming to a complete stop, said Poulsbo Fire Department Capt. Bob Brooks.

Cleo’s Landing remodel hopes to spruce downtown

  • Sep 8, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:50PM

KINGSTON — In a sweeping gesture of creativity and inspiration, Cleo’s Landing owner Susan Rodgers is working on a remodel that could benefit the Kingston Art Gallery in a big way. With fingers crossed and paint brushes ready, art gallery board members and artists are hoping to add an extra 600 square feet to the center by next summer.

Annexation topic ignites city council discussion

  • Sep 8, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:50PM

POULSBO — After a heated discussion Wednesday night between Little Norway’s city council members, a 5-1 vote authorized the circulation of a petition that will address a possible 31.5-acre annexation west of current city limits. The debate over the city’s ability to service Poulsbo’s increasing area and how it should plan for annexations in the future rose with the presentation of the Gaines annexation.

Subarea plan edicts continue to frustrate the KCAC

  • Sep 8, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:50PM

KINGSTON — After celebrating a big victory in working with Kitsap County last month, members of the Kingston Citizens Advisory Council changed their tune Wednesday, voicing frustration over a communication breakdown between the two groups. The concern was raised in response to a Monday hearing addressing the Kingston Sub-Area plan the KCAC was not informed about.

Reverends with varied pasts share same message

  • Sep 8, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:50PM

KINGSTON — Though beauty queens and professional poker players rarely cross paths in their careers, two are doing just that at the North Peninsula Unity Center. They are brought together by their desire to spread the word of God to all, and both of the center’s new reverends say their varied pasts only strengthen the message.

Council takes crack at PSRC VISION 2040

  • Sep 8, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:50PM

POULSBO — Little Norway’s city council took a shot at the Puget Sound Regional Council VISION 2040 draft Wednesday night. The plan is an update to VISION 2020, the region’s current growth strategy.

First day of school arrives for North End

  • Sep 8, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:49PM

KINGSTON — Pupils at the brand new Kingston High School experienced quite an eye-opener Wednesday as they took their first tours through hallways, classrooms and commons.

Gasoline leak monitoring set to impact Viking Way

  • Sep 8, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:49PM

POULSBO — The Viking Way gasoline leak, first discovered stemming from a Poulsbo Junction Grocery underground tank nearly two months ago, is still waiting for cleanup, and the Department of Ecology is working continually to keep the contamination out of Liberty Bay until a plan is devised, though there is no estimation on how long that could take.

Eastern shoreline closed to harvesting all shellfish

  • Sep 8, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:49PM

The Washington State Department of Health and the Kitsap County Health District closed the entire eastern shoreline of Kitsap County to shellfish harvesting effective Sept. 6. The closure runs from Point No Point to South Beach Road on Bainbridge Island and includes all species of clams, oysters and mussels. The closure is due to high levels of the marine biotoxins causing Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning, also known as red tide, officials said.

Tae Kwon Do Master to sign copies of book

  • Sep 12, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:49PM

POULSBO — Hoping to protect people and even save lives, Master J.G. Townsend of the Tao-Zen Academy of Traditional Martial Arts will be signing copies of his book “Self-Defense for Peaceable People” from noon to 5 p.m. Sept. 15 at Central Market. Townsend’s book was developed based on his handbook, originally written only for devoted martial arts students.

Tomato Taste Off sends taste buds soaring

  • Sep 12, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:49PM

POULSBO — It was a record-breaking event Saturday at the Poulsbo Farmers Market’s fourth annual Tomato Taste Off, with nearly 30 ripe and hopeful entrants vying for the Best in Show crown. But proving good things do come in small packages, an amateur-grown Sungold cherry tomato took top prize for the first time in the event’s history.

KHS opening was just grand

  • Sep 12, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:49PM

KINGSTON — After Kingston High School Principal Christy Cole cut the ribbon signifying its grand opening at 12:54 p.m. Saturday, a rousing round of applause emanated from the colossal crowd in attendance. “This is history, and we’re all part of it,” Cole announced.

Marine Science Center on course to open Sept. 30

  • Sep 12, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:49PM

POULSBO — The Poulsbo Marine Science Foundation has set the date for the grand re-opening of Little Norway’s downtown Marine Science Center, and its members are diligently working to meet the deadline. Closed since February 2005 due to financial straits, and now awaiting finishing touches, the marine education center is set to debut to the public Sept. 30.

Forest Festival makes the cut in Port Gamble

  • Sep 12, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:49PM

PORT GAMBLE — Families, residents and visitors were getting into the swing of things while watching logging demonstrations of all kinds in Port Gamble Sunday. The axes and red suspenders, once commonplace in town, were again revived to illustrate all the North End forested areas have to offer.

HDPA petitions against VikingFest carnival

  • Sep 12, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:49PM

POULSBO — It was time for action last week for Historic Downtown Poulsbo Association member and Wild & Wooly owner Caroline Perisho, who presented Little Norway’s city council with a petition signed by 48 other members of downtown businesses Sept. 5. The petition seeks to oust the annual Viking Fest carnival from Anderson Parkway.

North End students show WASL progress

  • Sep 12, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:49PM

POULSBO — When the class of 2008 walks across the stage as graduates next June, it will be making history. The students will be part of the first class required to pass the reading and writing portions of the Washington Assessment of Student Learning exam. Originally, the class of 2008 was going to be required to pass the math portion of the WASL, but Gov. Christine Gregoire signed a bill in May delaying the mandate until 2013.

Survey reflects desire for OPG trail system

  • Sep 12, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:48PM

A little over two months ago, more than 500 people packed into the Kingston Middle School gym to show their support and voice concerns about a trail system plan proposed by Olympic Property Group. At the end of August, the company released the results of a survey it conducted in addition to the meeting, and the positive response is encouraging OPG project designers to clear the network of paths as soon as possible.

The North End remembers Sept. 11

  • Sep 15, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:48PM

It was a day commemorated in every corner of the country, with flags flying half mast and hands over hearts during moments of silence carved into the busy flow of daily life, a flow that abruptly halted six years ago as Americans stopped and watched in unison an attack few could fathom.

Suquamish Early Learning Center unveils new digs

  • Sep 15, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:48PM

SUQUAMISH — Children in Suquamish aren’t just getting a head start in their educations, they’re off to the races and have been running swiftly along the path since the Marion Forsman-Boushie Early Learning Center opened May 15. The community converged at the center Sept. 7, celebrating the official grand opening of the 12,000-square-foot facility on Totten Road.

Wage hikes approved for substitute teachers

  • Sep 15, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:48PM

POULSBO — For the first time since the 2002-03 school year, wages for certified substitute teachers working in the North Kitsap School District have increased. The small boost was unanimously approved by members of the NKSD School Board Wednesday and will result in substitute teachers receiving $110 per day for their first 29 days of work and $125 per day after their 30th day of work within the district. Prior to the bump, subs made $108 and $120 dollars per day, respectively.

Piano program playing a new tune

  • Sep 15, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:48PM

POULSBO — Students of the Parks and Recreation Department’s piano program will soon be striking chords to a new, or gently used, rhythm after nearly four years of fundraising. With more than $2,600 collected from practice-a-thon pledges, silent auctions and a Poulsbo-North Kitsap Rotary Club donation, the program’s squeaky 1913 Wellington Upright piano is on its way to retirement, and a 6-foot 2-inch Kimball Grand is rolling in. “It will just be more responsive to the students’ touch,” said program instructor Patti Ray.

Stillwaters book sale is back with a green twist

  • Sep 15, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:48PM

KINGSTON — With every genre of literature represented, the Stillwaters Environmental Center turned the page on a new book sale yesterday, offering up wonderful treasures and fun reads. The sale, which benefits the center’s general fund, stretches over almost an entire month and this year will also boast a plant sale.

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