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The fest, the 'fisk and plenty of fun

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:10PM

Addressing a small crowd during the Viking Fest opening ceremonies Friday, Poulsbo Mayor Donna Jean Bruce may have summed up the weekend of revelry best when she pointed out, “If you don’t have fun — it’s your own fault.” With three days of events, eye-popping entertainment, fantastic food, crazy carnival rides and authentic Scandinavian culture to choose from, the good times were definitely rolling at the 35th annual gathering. Traffic at the celebration was another story altogether, but jams didn’t keep some 40,000 people from crowding the streets of what typically is an aptly named “Little Norway.”

Volunteers get final digs in at Oyster Park

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:10PM

More than 200 new plants found a home this Tuesday at Oyster Plant Park in Poulsbo but the growth of community spirit during the finishing work may have been more notable than the thriving vegetation. The tiny Lemolo Shore Drive site has become a huge catalyst in terms of bringing all types of folks together to improve a plot of land that has come to symbolize what a civic group can do when it gets city and volunteer support. Members of the Poulsbo-North Kitsap Rotary took the lead on the project last year, helping transform what was once a dilapidated oyster plant building into a beautiful waterside park.

Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce honors its community all stars

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:10PM

Although Brent Stenman did not try out for his high school baseball team, he is regarded as a major leaguer when it comes to youth baseball. Stenman was honored as the Greater Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce person of the year Thursday evening.

Front St. banners on their way down

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:10PM

Tacky. Trashy. Negative. Community banners that have flown at the north end of Front Street didn’t receive the highest praise from Bill Austin this week. The local sign maker has been looking for a new home for the advertisements for more than a year without making much headway. Although such advertisements now fly on Austin’s property, near Front’s intersection with Lindvig Way and Bond Road, a Wednesday night discussion with city council could get Poulsbo out of the banner business for good.

Whited, Cauter chosen as NK 2001-2002 teachers of the year

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:10PM

Anne Beth Whited and Sylvia Cauter have long been recognized as good teachers, whether they are bringing students to different corners of the world or bringing different corners of the world into the classroom. That excellence was officially recognized last week, as Cauter and Whited were named as recipients of the 2001-2002 Rangvald Kvelstad Teacher of the Year Award.

Viking Fest all set to wow Poulsbo crowd

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:10PM

Norwegian Constitution Day will be marked for the 99th time this Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Poulsbo as residents and visitors of all backgrounds celebrate Scandinavian heritage during Viking Fest. As usual, the event is chock full of singing, dancing, eating, drinking and good times that have made the weekend fare the biggest annual gathering in the otherwise quaint town of Little Norway.

Eroding wall could build a partnership

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:10PM

While seeking a partnership to repair one wall, Port of Poulsbo Commissioners last Wednesday began the process of tearing down another that has stood between them and City Hall for several years. Despite a history of giving a cold shoulder when the other’s help was needed, continuing erosion problems at Waterfront Park might put an end to such attitudes. With this in mind, the commissioners and Poulsbo City Council members decided to skip a technical discussion on how best to mend the sloughing rock wall and focus on mending their ailing relationship, instead.

Broadband coming to Hansville by year's end

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:10PM

Driftwood Keys to get high-speed service by end of 2003.

Mudstock hopes to make it stick at Nelson Park

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:10PM

t Promoter Bill Austin not only wants to revive event but make it an annual fare.

Viking Fest bringing big booms

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:10PM

Fireworks show Friday night will set the pace for weekend fun.

Port digs into rock wall deal

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:10PM

POULSBO — After missing grant opportunities and each other’s points for the past several months, Port of Poulsbo Commissioners and members of the Poulsbo City Council will finally sit down together tonight and discuss the joint challenge they face at Waterfront Park.

Mock crash teaches real lessons to students

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:10PM

POULSBO — The blood was fake. The smoke was dry ice. And when one North Kitsap High School student was led away from a gruesome accident scene last Friday, he knew he would soon slip out of his handcuffs and into a tuxedo for the prom.

Appleton to challenge Woods for seat

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:10PM

Although fall elections are six months away, the pairings are already falling into place as Kitsap County’s incumbent legislators have all announced plans to seek re-election and each has drawn one major-party opponent.

Legislators weigh in on Medicaid’s future

  • May 8, 2002 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 6:10PM

POULSBO — After dodging the Medicaid cut bullet earlier this year, officials, residents, employees, supporters and families at Martha and Mary Lutheran Services received some sobering news last Friday — they’ll have to do it again next year.

Poulsbo Police nab video store suspect

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:09PM

POULSBO — Poulsbo Police have arrested their first suspect in the April 28 robbery of Hollywood Video and have leads on the second, Sgt. Bill Playter reported Monday morning.

Council must make annexation decision

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:09PM

POULSBO — Poulsbo’s favorite “annexation tool” may be lost for good but that’s not going to stop its construction efforts in surrounding areas, city officials confirmed Wednesday.

More families counting on Fishline for food

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:09PM

POULSBO — Reeling from four months of abnormally high usage, Fishline Food Bank is hoping to reel in large donations next Saturday during its 10th Annual Letter and Rural Carriers Drive.

‘Tis still the giving season in North Kitsap

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:09PM

POULSBO — Christmas comes but twice a year. This is what a jubilant Francis and Rosie Nacinovich discovered last weekend at their Sawdust Hill home. On Saturday, the couple learned that the season of giving isn’t limited to December.

City might bite the bullet for Caldart project

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:09PM

POULSBO — If the Poulsbo City Council had to select one street project, one road proposal that has gotten the snuff more times than any other in past decade the group would likely point out Hostmark Street to Caldart Avenue. Over the years, the neglected road has seen big plans come and go — but never stay. Despite the “someday” history of the highly used roadway, Caldart may finally be getting some richly deserved attention. The wheels of progress seem to be turning in favor of the one street in Poulsbo that virtually everyone agrees is a potential danger to the children of this community.

Kingston man carrying on a carving tradition

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:09PM

KINGSTON — At 20, David Robert Boxley has learned traditional wood carving from his father, David Boxley. Slowly but surely the younger Boxley is making a name for himself in the art world.

State axes petitions for city annexation

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:09PM

POULSBO — Poulsbo Planning Director Glenn Gross took the old “good news, bad news” adage to new heights Wednesday night when he dropped a bomb on the Public Works Committee with a few short sentences. On the positive side, Gross pointed out that the city was “closer than ever to getting its Urban Growth Area.”

Erik Lindbergh retraces grandfather’s flight

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:09PM

Seventy-five years after his grandfather paved the way for aviation advances, his grandson is hoping to do the same in finding new treatments for rheumatoid arthritis and breakthroughs in space travel. On May 1 Erik Lindbergh, grandson of aviation pioneer Charles Lindbergh, will recreate the historic flight made in 1927.

Nelson Park grounds finally get some TLC

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:09PM

Knowing that actions speak louder than words, supporters of a renovated Nelson Park converged on the Viking Avenue site Monday to show the city that they aren’t afraid of a little hard work. About 10 volunteers led by Bill Austin spent their afternoon pulling weeds and cutting blackberry bushes in an effort to beautify the often overlooked Poulsbo amenity. The effort, which continues this Saturday at 10 a.m., is just part of a plan to ensure that Nelson Park not only regains its former charm, but retains its historic house as well.

Large to run against Rockefeller

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:09PM

Sounding the Republican themes of overspending and over-regulation, Bremerton auto body-shop owner Don Large announced Friday that he will seek the 23rd District legislative seat held by Rep. Phil Rockefeller, (D-Bainbridge Island). “I’ve never seen government run anything really efficiently,” Large said in an interview Friday.

Pearson renovation bid approved

  • Jun 10, 2008 at 6:09PM

Work to being this summeron North Kitsap's oldest school.

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