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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.

KCCHA cancels Noll Road affordable housing plans

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

POULSBO — A major Noll Road development planned by the Kitsap County Consolidated Housing Authority has been cancelled, and nearby residents are expressing their relief. The Mesford development, a self-help affordable housing community slated to contain 146 homes on 18.59 acres, was dropped at the end of August due to restrictions on lot density.

Hansville motorists eye Autumn construction plans

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

HANSVILLE — Residents and visitors racing to get to work, errands or the ferry from Hansville will soon be forced to check their speed as Kitsap County continues to work toward installing 10 speed tables throughout the North End community. The Greater Hansville Area Road Safety Advisory Committee has been working since the plan was approved with Kitsap County crews and Public Works staff to hammer out an exact timeline for the installation of the traffic calming devices.

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.

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