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Red Devil gunner settled in Kingston

  • Dec 19, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:29PM

KINGSTON — For three years of his life, Kingston resident Alba Blackerby was a member of the United States Marine Corps, and served as a gunner for one of the oldest and most decorated fighter squadrons in the corps, Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 232, also known as the Red Devils.

Let the search for a super commence

  • Dec 19, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:29PM

POULSBO — The North Kitsap School District Board of Directors has taken the first step in finding a replacement for retiring Supt. Gene Medina. The board hired Cascade Consulting Group to head up the search during a regular board meeting Dec. 13.

Liberty Bay Auto giveaway pays it forward

  • Dec 19, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:29PM

POULSBO — Art Speight arrived at Liberty Bay Auto Friday afternoon thinking he was there to pick up sleeping bags for his Taking It to the Streets Ministries organization. But he quickly realized otherwise.

Catherine Ahl bids adieu to school board

  • Dec 19, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:29PM

POULSBO — Catherine Ahl got to do something on Dec. 13 with her husband she hadn’t done in a long time on a Thursday night—they went out to dinner. Her Thursday nights used to be booked solid attending North Kitsap School District board meetings. A long-time school board member, Ahl had never missed a meeting in her eight years on the board.

Poulsbo to begin city hall architect negotiations

  • Dec 22, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:29PM

POULSBO — In their continuing quest for a new city hall at the corner of 3rd Avenue and Moe Street, the Poulsbo City Council gave Mayor Kathryn Quade an affirmative nod Wednesday night to pursue contract negotiations with the Bellevue-based firm, Lewis Architecture & Interior Design.

Sweet tradition maintained in North End

  • Dec 22, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:29PM

KINGSTON — Gummy worms, chocolate chips, red hots and cereal were slowly making their way onto gingerbread houses and into mouths during Saturday’s Farm Kitchen Gingerbread House Party. Though most of the structures leaving the building that day were covered from rooftop to foundation in icing and candy, more went into the creators of these works of food art.

Food fight breaks out at school board meeting

  • Dec 22, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:29PM

POULSBO — People are eating on the sly in the new North Kitsap High School gym. Parents Maryanne Huggins and Lael Stock think it’s ridiculous the ban on food necessitates sneakiness so they convinced the North Kitsap School District board of directors to change the policy during its regular meeting Dec. 13.

Lions prowl grocery store shelves to fill Christmas meal baskets

  • Dec 22, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:28PM

POULSBO — Poulsbo Noon Lions Club members roared into Little Norway grocery stores early Thursday morning to snatch up Christmas goodies for area families in need. Using community donations from their Poulsbo Lions Raab Foundation Bellringer Fund, a handful of members shopped at Albertsons, Red Apple and Central Market to fill 98 baskets with holiday dinner necessities.

Christmas memories and traditions best part of the season

  • Dec 22, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:28PM

Every year, several North End residents take a few moments out of their busy day to share a few holiday recollections and memories, pausing to think about what makes this time of year particularly special for them. This year’s Christmas memories span from celebrating the holiday in an uncommerical way, to television sets and family and friends in El Salvador. Here are three different recollections from North Kitsap residents.

Tribe raises eyebrows over proposed OPG dock

  • Dec 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:28PM

PORT GAMBLE — An estimated 230-foot dock proposed near the Port Gamble mill site is floating concerns from the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe. Docks have already been a touchy subject to residents living along the bay in recent years, and now the tribe is hoping a compromise can be reached to protect not only its way of life, but also its shellfish harvesting and beaches.

There’s nothing “little” about this Little Norway scarf

  • Dec 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:28PM

POULSBO — Marianna Mears and Michael Love sit in Mears’ Poulsbohemian Coffeehouse, knitting away leisurely and with laughs, as if there’s nothing remarkable about the activity. But on closer inspection, it becomes clear neither is knitting a set of socks, mittens or a hat for the cold winter weather. Mears and Love are working on a scarf, and like many knitted items, it could definitely do its part in keeping out the cold.

A letter from local doctor serving in Iraq

  • Dec 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:28PM

PSRF receives $40,000 for Liberty Bay oyster habitat

  • Dec 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:28PM

POULSBO — The Puget Sound Restoration Fund will continue its efforts to expand the habitat footprint for Olympia oysters in Liberty Bay with a $40,000 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The program could proceed near Scandia as early as June, and is an extension of the organization’s attempt to restore and enhance native oyster habitat by creating an environment in which oysters can begin to initiate their own colonies, said PSRF executive director Betsy Peabody. NOAA approved it as part of its national Habitat Restoration Program.

Marine Science Center takes aboard youthful volunteers

  • Dec 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:28PM

POULSBO — The Poulsbo Marine Science Center is proving to be a warm, wintertime activity for North Kitsap youth, and not just those coming in for a visit. Open to the community nearly three months, the center is filling with young observers and volunteers alike. Many are indulging their marine curiosities and making way for a future in science with hands-on learning and up-close experiences.

Playing it safe in digital space

  • Dec 26, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:28PM

A ritual among the young once confined to face-to-face contact in the schoolyard has taken on a new medium. It was only a matter of time. Bullying has taken on a somewhat anonymous face in an era in which most adolescents and teenagers have little slices of themselves on the Internet.

North End only gets better as 2007 goes on

  • Jan 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:28PM

The second half of 2007 saw just as much change and transition as the first, welcoming new commissioners, development projects, dock proposals and a resurgence of plans into the fold. With this past year ending on such a high note, 2008 should kick off into an exciting year for North End residents. Here are a few stories illustrating why 2007 went out with a bang.

Poulsbo growth in 2007: history in the making

  • Jan 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:28PM

The latter part of 2007 was filled with just as much growth and excitement for Little Norway as the first, as new city leaders emerged, some former Poulsbo institutions came back to life and Mother Nature threw a few curveballs of her own. Here is a recap of the second half of the year that saw an array of discussions, debates and changes as Poulsbo marked one more down for the books.

Bellringer Fund nears $28,000

  • Jan 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:28PM

The Poulsbo Lions Bellringer Fund continued to close ranks on its record $35,000 goal this week, with more than $2,000 in North End community support landing in its coffers. The fund is now just $7,000 shy of meeting that goal, and is about $6,000 behind last year’s progress.

North End takes positive spin in ’07

  • Dec 29, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:28PM

Many new concerns and issues arose in the North End, and many stayed the same, during this past year. Though not all of the new alterations have been heralded in with joy, many have been a turn in a positive direction for North End communities. Here are some of the events that took place in the first half of 2007.

Little Norway honors old, builds new in 2007

  • Dec 29, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:28PM

The city of Poulsbo saw its share of major discussions, debates, choices and changes throughout 2007, leading to a year full of growth and development as well as the carrying on of beloved traditions and revitalization of Liberty Bay gems. Here is a recap of the first half of a year that, despite harried issues, saw a community dedicated to a variety of causes and the betterment of Poulsbo as a whole.

Bellringer Fund cruises past $25,000

  • Dec 29, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:28PM

Santa wasn’t the only one who came through over the holidays. Bringing in more than $1,500, the North End community continued its support for the Poulsbo Lions Bellringer Fund, working steadily toward the year’s record $35,000 goal. Fifteen members of the Kitsap County Professional Firefighters I.A.F.F. Local 2819 Poulsbo Bargaining Unit contributed a hefty $850.

Financial issues dominate schools in the year that was

  • Dec 29, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:28PM

North Kitsap School District’s purse strings grew increasingly tighter as the months passed in 2007. The year began with the district joining a state-wide legal scrap to force the state to fully fund education, as is written in the state’s constitution. From there, it was a rocky financial ride in which every penny was counted and stretched.

NKSD’s growing pains mark last half of 2007

  • Jan 2, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:27PM

Good things come to those who wait —and work hard. In the first months of 2007, North Kitsap School District’s agenda was dominated by finances and construction. As summer faded into fall, the district’s efforts started coming to fruition, both in and out of the classroom.

Poulsbo detective resigns amid investigation

  • Jan 4, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:27PM

POULSBO —— Poulsbo police Detective Grant Romaine has resigned after an internal investigation report surfaced revealing he allegedly abused his police authority. The report states he indulged in actions of harrasment toward women, lying on the job and surfing law enforcement databases for personal searches.

Questions HOVer over lanes

  • Jan 5, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:27PM

POULSBO — It’s a question many State Route 305 commuters have been asking themselves: just how are the new high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes along one of North Kitsap’s most traversed stretches of roadway going to work? The answer is one the city of Poulsbo is preparing to give as the lanes are readied to open later this month.

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