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Poulsbo health clinic set to close

  • Sep 22, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:46PM

BREMERTON — Unlike the Kitsap County Health District’s El Centro de Familia, which was rescued from the cutting room floor, the Poulsbo Health District clinic is set to close on Oct. 15. “We cannot keep the clinic open for another month because we’ll run into cash flow problems,” KCHD director Scott Lindquist told the health district’s board recently.

WSDOT uses history as tool for future

  • Oct 1, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:46PM

HOOD CANAL — When Charlie Evans started work with the Washington State Department of Transportation as a bridge engineer in 1970, he had only a slide rule, books, his comrades and his wits to help make the Hood Canal Bridge float. Now, though the slide rules and books have been shelved, and Evans has retired, the WSDOT crews working on the current Hood Canal Bridge project continue to rely on his wits and knowledge while utilizing modern day technology.

Pole dedication makes history

  • Oct 1, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:45PM

KINGSTON — The sun was shining brightly on Wolfle Elementary School and the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe during a celebration for the ages as seven months of hard work were honored by both groups, friends, family and neighbors. The culmination was the raising of a story pole and the recognition of community bonds Wednesday.

NK Pee Wee Association seeks help from community

  • Oct 1, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:45PM

POULSBO — The North Kitsap Pee Wee Association is seeking volunteers throughout the North Kitsap community to lend a helping hand. North Kitsap Pee Wees fundraising chair Julee Marcelino said the organization is seeking support from the community to keep the programs it offers running at a high level.

Progress continues on North End developments

  • Oct 1, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:45PM

KINGSTON — Though some residents in Kingston, and its outlying areas, are hoping the area will forever stay rural, developments have been springing up all over the North End recently. Some developers have held public meetings during the past few years, allowing residents to comment on the proposed construction.

Community seeing younger faces in lunch hour

  • Oct 1, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:45PM

KINGSTON — The connections being forged between Kingston High School and the Kingston community have become more tangible since the school opened nearly a month ago. Many local businesses are starting to see and feel the difference an extra 870 students — some of whom leave campus during lunch period to run errands or grab a bite to eat — can make.

Courtright to stack final shelf at Poulsbo Library

  • Oct 1, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:45PM

POULSBO — One can probably find the answer to almost anything in a book. Books are, after all, the records of and gateways to the greatest depths of mankind’s knowledge. But how does one find that book, the one they desperately need to quell their search and satiate their mind?

County Commissioners to host meeting in Poulsbo

  • Oct 1, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:45PM

POULSBO — The Kitsap County Board of Commissioners is ready to chat, and is inviting the public to join the exchange. The commissioners will meet with residents at 7 p.m. Oct. 2 for an informational session at the North Kitsap High School. It is the second of three “community conversations” designed to allow board members the chance to give an overview of the county’s budget and its current financial challenges.

Veteran firefighter retires after 32 years

  • Oct 1, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:45PM

POULSBO — One of Poulsbo Fire Department’s long-term active volunteer firefighters is about to sound the alarm for the final time, after 32 years of dedicated service and risking his life for the North Kitsap community. The public is invited to attend a retirement party for Don Stevens at 6 p.m. Oct. 4 at the PFD headquarters.

Kingston substation to provide heat for the winter

  • Oct 1, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:45PM

KINGSTON — Residents in the North End should have no problem feeling toasty by the heater this winter as the Kingston substation moves ever closer toward providing a boost to the area’s electricity needs. Outlets in Hansville will especially be experiencing the rush, and locals there will no longer have to worry about using too much energy and causing a blackout.

Sutton’s legacy lives on with fifth auction

  • Oct 3, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:45PM

KINGSTON — Despite the fact that more than a year ago, it seemed impossible that it would be helping women with cancer outside of the North Kitsap area, the Kathleen Sutton Inspirational Fund has grown in size to include other counties and other patients — and it just continues getting bigger and better. But this didn’t happen by chance.

WEB program off and spinning at KMS

  • Oct 3, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:45PM

KINGSTON — The transition for first time middle school students into Kingston Middle School has exceeded even the highest expectations. With more than 60 eighth graders at KMS reaching out to 260 of their sixth grade counterparts, the elder students are making sure the newly created middle school is indeed “Where Everybody Belongs.”

Youth garden celebrates decade of kids growing

  • Oct 3, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:45PM

POULSBO — It may have rained buckets Sunday during the Raab Park Youth Garden Open House, but despite huddling under the picnic structure to stay warm and dry, more than 20 Master Gardeners and green thumbs gathered to celebrate the program’s 10th anniversary.

Lincoln Road limit to stay at 25 mph

  • Oct 3, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:45PM

POULSBO —The decreased speed limit of Lincoln Road first set to accommodate signal installation work this summer will soon be a regular fixture as the Poulsbo Public Works Committee discussed the change and is recommending its permanency.

Writer draws crowd at West Sound Academy

  • Oct 3, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:45PM

POULSBO — This summer West Sound Academy students and faculty members joined an international movement and picked read a book about making a difference. In response, the man who made this difference, which he wrote about in the New York Times bestseller, “Three Cups of Tea,” joined audiences at WSA Wednesday to tell his amazing tale of philanthropy.

Poulsbo Rotary has ‘an aye’ on donations

  • Oct 3, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:44PM

POULSBO — The Poulsbo-North Kitsap Rotary crew is stocking their holds with swag and shine for next April’s pirate-themed auction set to raise funds for local student scholarships and community and international charity work.

Last chapter celebrated with library dedication

  • Oct 3, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:44PM

LITTLE BOSTON — Preparations for the upcoming Little Boston Library dedication are writing the last words of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe’s efforts to renovate its tribal offices and services. Friday, all donors, supporters and community members are invited to the House of Knowledge to help close the book on the project.

Marine Science Center reopens

  • Oct 3, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:44PM

POULSBO — In a building that has echoed emptily for more than two years with the construction sounds of just a few dedicated volunteers, the hum of a crowd filling its every nook and cranny Sunday was nothing short of harmonious.

Poulsbo claws into new cat codes

  • Oct 6, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:44PM

POULSBO — The Poulsbo City Council was in a feline frenzy Wednesday night as it faced possible changes to Little Norway’s animal licensing regulations, and ensuing discussion was nothing less than the cat’s pajamas. Those pawing for relaxed cat control were purring, while others hoping for heightened confinement were left, well, up a tree.

Last market meeting place for friends

  • Oct 6, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:44PM

KINGSTON — Despite the chance of drizzle and gusty weather, Kingston Farmers Market diehard vendors and shoppers relish the final market of the season as it is more like a party of friends than the usual vendor fair showcased during summer months. Through the years it has been running in downtown Kingston, the last market has always been like a big dollop of fresh whipped cream on a huge piece of organic pumpkin pie.

Commissioners talk budget to a sparse house

  • Oct 6, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:44PM

POULSBO — Little Norway residents may have questions and concerns when it comes to cuts in Kitsap County funding, but few of them were voiced Tuesday night at a “Community Conversation” meeting held by county commissioners. Just 12 attendees dotted the expansive rows of seats in the North Kitsap Community Auditorium.

HDPA invites ladies to night on the town

  • Oct 6, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:44PM

POULSBO — It’s time again for the women of North Kitsap to forget about the stresses of daily life, leave their husbands at home and throw caution to the wind — or at least apply a little extra lipstick — for Little Norway’s second Girls Night Out sponsored by the Historic Downtown Poulsbo Association.

Shoreline meeting washes on attendance

  • Oct 6, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:44PM

KINGSTON — The mail system seemed to have failed Olympic Property Group as employees observed the 12-person audience with dismay at a Port Gamble shoreline meeting Wednesday evening. Despite mailing out dozens of fliers about the gathering, only a handful of residents attended, something that could be attributed to people not receiving the informational invitations, OPG President Jon Rose said.

Hairstylist cuts locks for cause

  • Oct 6, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:44PM

POULSBO — Kenneth L. Salon and Spa hairstylist Diane Baldi sacrificed one of a woman’s favorite accessories Sept. 28 to raise money for a fellow stylist in need, and just looking at her name, one could probably suppose how. Collecting more than $1,300, Baldi did what few women — and even fewer hairstylists — would: she went bald.

Burglaries sweep through North End

  • Oct 6, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:44PM

POULSBO — When Tom Etchey wakes up in the morning, the usual worries of work and family are no longer in the forefront of his thoughts. Instead, he’s wondering what agency or company he’ll have to call to gain back the most important thing in his life — his identity. After coming home from a two-week vacation Sept. 28 to find his house burglarized, vehicles broken into and personal belongings and papers missing, he and his family have had to put their lives back together one piece at a time.

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