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Reality Theater tackles ‘The Laramie Project’

  • May 19, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:18PM

POULSBO — The North Kitsap High School Reality Theater will live up to its name tonight. Students, most of whom were mere children in 1998 when Matthew Shepard was brutally murdered in Laramie, Wyo., will tackle the ambitious and heart wrenching production that followed.

Keyport Mercantile returns to town

  • May 19, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:18PM

KEYPORT — During its heyday the Keyport Mercantile was at the center of the community’s activity, but as time passed, it became simply another aging building with little hope of recovery. Many in the area expressed their desire to see someone accept the challenge of restoring the store’s interior and breathing life back into what was once the community’s center, but no one person could do it.

Catwalk struts in money for children

  • May 22, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:18PM

KINGSTON — North Kitsap residents were moving to the rhythm and “vogueing” like Madonna Sunday afternoon at the second annual Kitsap Style Fashion Show as models glided down the catwalk to raise money for the Kitsap Foster Care Association’s Dream Project.

Study reveals how tribe helps Kitsap

  • May 23, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:18PM

SUQUAMISH — The Suquamish Tribe has a lot to be proud of, and it showed that pride May 17 during an afternoon lunch when it presented the first economic impact study for 2006. Heralding such visitors as 23rd District Representatives Sherry Appleton and Christine Rolfes, Poulsbo Mayor Kathryn Quade, Poulsbo Councilman Jim Henry, Suquamish Tribe Executive Director Wayne George and many other tribal members and local government officials, the tribe and Port Madison Enterprises showed how much they have grown and helped Kitsap County since 2001.

Spectrum, KHS taps assistant principal

  • May 23, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:18PM

KINGSTON — The North Kitsap School District didn’t have to look far to find its newest administrator, choosing Suquamish Elementary counselor Jackie Finckler as the assistant principal position at Spectrum Community School and Kingston High School. “I am excited. I think it combines a number of my strengths,” Finckler said. “I am looking forward to it.”

Jensen claims back-to-back lutefisk titles

  • May 23, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:18PM

POULSBO — Local lutefisk eating legend Eric Perkins almost regretted encouraging Jake Watrous to enter Sunday’s Viking Fest lutefisk eating contest at the Kvelstad Pavilion. Before bowing out at the three-and-a-half-pound mark, Watrous put a scare into both Perkins and reigning champion, Puyallup’s Charles Jensen. Even so, Jensen retained his title by consuming more than four pounds. Perkins literally lost his ‘fisk as he finished second for the second straight year.

NK Pool closure a possibility

  • May 23, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:18PM

POULSBO — The waters in the North Kitsap Community pool are cooler than they once were but issues surrounding its maintenance and operation costs are reaching a rolling boil.

Viking Fest shines through the rain

  • May 23, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:18PM

POULSBO — Even though State Rep. Sherry Appleton’s request for “the god of rains” to give Little Norway a break during Viking Fest didn’t come true, the weekend showers failed to dampen the spirit of the celebration. “I think it’s been highly successful,” Viking Fest executive secretary Kathi Foresee said. “It’s been good.”

Safe Routes to School walks with full funding

  • May 23, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:18PM

SUQUAMISH — Suquamish students are going to see just how far $500,000 will go before the sidewalk ends — it could take them all the way to school safely. At least that’s what Gail Petranek hopes.

Poulsbo airman out on the front lines

  • May 23, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:17PM

BAGHDAD, IRAQ — Even before the World Trade Center towers collapsed on Sept. 11, 2001, Jarred Taylor knew his place was out on the front lines in the war on terror and not nestled in the peaceful surroundings of Little Norway. Taylor, the son of Kent and Simone Taylor of Poulsbo, was recently recognized for his valorous action in the Sadr City neighborhood of Baghdad, Iraq by the British Royal Air Force.

Rite Aid will be built soon

  • May 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:17PM

KINGSTON — With the grading, traffic and stormwater work at Rite Aid close to being officially completed, the next large commercial construction project in Kingston is again stepping forward toward opening.

Village Green plan back to drawing board

  • May 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:17PM

KINGSTON — Not realizing a redesign lay in its future, the Kingston Community Center Foundation was hoping to continue developing the Village Green Park Master Plan as preparations for the site grow.

Pool won’t be going down the drain

  • May 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:17PM

POULSBO — A wave of public support washed into the North Kitsap School District board meeting Thursday night, voicing its concern over a recent suggestion that the community pool be closed.

Pauline Rindal recalls days of Poulsbo’s past

  • May 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:17PM

POULSBO — As Pauline Rindal prepares to celebrate her centennial in October, she has seen a sleepy little Norwegian village boom into a city with national retailers like Wal-Mart and The Home Depot. Poulsbo City Councilman Ed Stern has pointed to her as an honorary spokeswoman for the city’s celebration of 100 years of organized governance because of her unique personal history in the area.

Close calls, loss part of realities of war

  • May 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:17PM

BAGHDAD, IRAQ — Since Fort Bragg, N.C. and neighboring Pope Air Force Base are home to several of the most highly deployed units in the U.S. military including the 82nd Airborne Division and the U.S. Army Special Forces Command, Poulsbo’s Jarred Taylor not only knew he would be out on the front lines, he embraced the idea.

911 Briefs

  • May 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:17PM

No serious injuries in SR 3 accident FOUR CORNERS — State Route 3 was closed after an 85-gallon fuel tank truck rearended a car at about 1:50 p.m. May 25 just south of the Hood Canal Bridge, Poulsbo Fire Department officials said. . .

SR 305 project ready to shift into high gear

  • May 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:17PM

POULSBO — After slogging through one of the wettest winters in recent memory, the State Route 305 widening project appears ready to hit high gear on the way to its October completion date. “People should see some paving in the next few weeks,” said Washington State Department of Transportation construction manager George Titterness.

City visioning effort continues moving ahead

  • May 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:17PM

POULSBO — With the input gathered from members of the public who chose to attend one or both of the community conversations sponsored by city officials, work on the first draft of the city’s update comprehensive plan will begin in earnest.

Hansville buildings still awaiting fate

  • May 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:17PM

HANSVILLE — After vandals damaged several buildings in the downtown Hansville area in March, residents have been debating whether the structures, several of which were part of resorts peppering the area in years past, should be saved or razed.

NKSD seeks synthetic turf bids at high school stadium despite crunch

  • May 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:17PM

POULSBO — School board members and North Kitsap School District capital programs director Robin Shoemaker won’t be letting the grass grow on the issue of synthetic turf at North Kitsap High School stadium. Instead, they will be forging ahead with an ambitious schedule in hopes of both finding a suitable contractor for the $850,000 project and beating a fall deadline.

Potluck celebrates community, neighbors

  • May 30, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:17PM

INDIANOLA — The Suquamish Olalla Neighbors group is once again looking forward to sharing a meal together to continue building bridges between the Suquamish Tribe and its neighboring communities. On June 3, SON members are asking both tribal and non-tribal residents to bring their favorite dishes, stories and friends to the 6th annual SON Potluck at Camp Indianola.

Story pole inspires students

  • May 30, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:17PM

LITTLE BOSTON — Littered with wood chips, pieces of artwork and neatly organized tools, the Port Gamble S’Kallam tribal carving shed holds something special for Wolfle Elementary School — a connection between the tribe and students in the form of a totem pole.

The more things change...

  • May 30, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:16PM

POULSBO — Nestled quietly in her home on the shores of Liberty Bay, Pauline Rindal has seen many things change, but the overall feeling of the city has remained the same. From the construction of the Poulsbo Fire Department headquarters on 10th Avenue to the completion of the Poulsbo Library on Iverson Street and even the birth of State Route 305, Pauline has enjoyed a front row seat as Little Norway has become not so little anymore.

NKHS class of 2007 to receive recognition

  • May 30, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:16PM

POULSBO — The scholarship and awards program night honoring graduating seniors has been taking place for so long at North Kitsap High School that this year’s coordinator Michelle Jones couldn’t recall exactly when the event began. “It’s been going on for as long as anybody can remember,” Jones said. “It’s a wonderful night, and the community really comes together for it. It’s a time for family and friends to come together with the seniors to see how great of job they did.”

Horses prance in with landmark Medieval Faire

  • May 30, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 5:16PM

PORT GAMBLE — Local residents are tuning their lutes, stringing their bows and polishing their swords to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Society for Creative Anachronism’s Medieval Faire in Kitsap County. And while Frodo and Samwise definitely won’t be making an appearance — the event is different from a renaissance fair in that it represents more history than fantasy — many participants may look like they jumped right out of “The Lord of the Rings.”

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