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  • Jun 7, 2008 at 12:00AM

FISHLINE SALE: The North Kitsap Fishline Food Bank is having a half-price sale from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. today at the thrift shop. All merchandise will be at least half-off. The Fishline Thrift Shop carries items such as office/household furniture, small decor, linens, kitchen, and clothing. Donations of quality used items are gladly accepted. All proceeds support the non-profit Fishline food bank and client services. Info: (360) 779-5190.

Babies are booming, and so is the population

  • Jun 7, 2008 at 12:00AM

Editor’s note: The information and pictures for this story were compiled by the Poulsbo Historical Society.

Sports Briefs

  • Jun 7, 2008 at 12:00AM

The camp is designed to introduce and improve the fundamentals for volleyball players of all levels.

Jackets readying for season opener

  • Jun 7, 2008 at 12:00AM

BREMERTON — After preparing his team to take the field for the fourth time, Kitsap BlueJackets coach Matt Acker is still finding new challenges to overcome.

Greatness, thy name is Neil Peart

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 9:00AM updated Jun 5, 2008 at 9:45AM

There’s something almost indescribable about being in the presence of greatness. And I have been in that presence.

Record-breaking Kingston sophomore track star leaves competitors with nowhere to run

  • May 31, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jun 3, 2008 at 3:51PM

Ruby Roberts crossed the final two finish lines of her sophomore year high school track season in awe-inspiring and record-shattering style. She’s Kingston High School’s first two-time state champion, for cross country and the 1600-meter, and proud owner of two impressive personal records.

North Kitsap Sports Briefs

  • May 31, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jun 3, 2008 at 3:48PM

Updates from sporting events in and around North Kitsap.

North Kitsap Sports Briefs

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 3:00PM

Quick updates from sports events in and around North Kitsap.

North Kitsap, Kingston high athletes recognized at awards banquets

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 3:00PM

Student-athletes at both North Kitsap and Kingston high schools received nods of recognition this week. Fueled by the opening of Kingston, 38 sports teams competed, excelled and entertained local residents throughout the year. And as a way to recognize the student-athletes for their efforts and presence throughout the North End, two awards banquets were held last week.

North Kitsap Letters to the Editor

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 3:00PM

Letters from North Kitsap-area residents.

North Kitsap Letters to the Editor

  • May 31, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jun 3, 2008 at 3:43PM

Letters to the editor from North Kitsap residents.

Poulsbo fire chief: Thanks for supporting EMS levy

  • May 31, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jun 3, 2008 at 3:43PM

On behalf of the board of directors and the men and women of the Poulsbo Fire Department, I want to sincerely thank the citizens for their overwhelming support. Continuation of this EMS levy was an important part of our strategic planning process.

Mount Tahoma High sophomore is a track sensation

  • May 31, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jun 3, 2008 at 3:41PM

Ruby Roberts has made a habit out of physically assaulting running tracks throughout the state. Her latest victim, the Mount Tahoma High School’s track in Tahoma, fared no better than victims past. Roberts, a sophomore — yes, she’s only a sophomore — became the one to beat and the one who’s unbeatable all in the same day. During May 24’s 2A state track meet, she surpassed her own expectations with a jaw-dropping 1600-meter time of 4:59.76. She ran an entire mile in just a shade under five minutes.

No friendly skies left to fly

  • May 31, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jun 3, 2008 at 3:39PM

O, for the days of regulated airlines. Prices and routes were predictable. Airlines provided good customer service. They offered incentives to travel with them: free hot meals, pillows and blankets, unlimited free checked baggage. And that was for all flyers, including coach. Nowadays, that sounds like something from a fantasy, especially if one flies coach.

Spot anything odd? Pre-cancerous marks should be checked out early

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 3:00PM

Years ago, I forget how many, but at least 20, someone gave me a picture they took of me and I was surprised to notice a brown spot about the size of a quarter on my cheek. It’s not that I hadn’t ever noticed it before but if it was becoming significant enough to catch the eye in a photograph, I figured I should look into it. I delved into the American Medical Association’s Family Medical Guide, where I learned I was sporting what’s called a pre-cancerous skin spot caused by over exposure to the sun many years ago.

North End power outage illustrates tech dependence

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 3:00PM

A squirrel sent us back to the Stone Age on Monday morning. Yes, in this sophisticated society in which we are traveling to explore other planets, map the human genome and teach our children how to use computers before they can use the potty, a squirrel can still rock our world.

It's a zoo in Kingston — life-sized animal replicas are a draw for local business

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 3:00PM

The African Safari must be empty because all the animals have migrated to Kingston. Their new homing ground: brand-new business TJ’s Hotrods — so new, the official opening day is this Friday. It’s a peculiar situation, classic rides and life-size yard art, but it’s already garnered a lot of attention. Granted, life-size giraffes and elephants are hard to miss when driving on Bond Road.

Upcoming events in North Kitsap — beginning week of June 1

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 3:00PM

BOOK SALE: The North Kitsap Friends of the Library will host a book sale June 7 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Poulsbo Library. Books are catagorized to more easily find choices. Hardbacks and large paperbacks are $1. Pocketbooks are 50 cents and all young people’s and children’s books are 25 cents. Gently used books are welcomed and may be donated at the Poulsbo Library.

North Kitsap Community Calendar

  • May 31, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jun 3, 2008 at 3:29PM

North Kitsap community events and announcements.

North Kitsap Business Briefs

  • May 21, 2008 at 3:00PM updated Jun 3, 2008 at 3:26PM

Quick updates of business happenings in the North Kitsap region.

I want my leatherback: retired Poulsbo teacher on quest to save rare turtle

  • May 21, 2008 at 1:00PM updated Jun 3, 2008 at 3:21PM

Even though leatherback sea turtles outlasted dinosaurs, they now struggle to survive us. In 2004, at the 24th annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Conservation and Biology, scientists predicted these turtles would be extinct in 10 years — six years from now. Greg Enright, a retired Pearson Elementary and Poulsbo Middle School teacher, and his Internet tourism company EcoTeach is trying to change that.

North Kitsap Business Briefs

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 3:00PM

Business updates from around the North Kitsap region.

State’s trees in a decade-long funk

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

Five of the homes we’ve lived in here in Kitsap County have had a madrone Arbutus menziesii in the garden. It may be my most favorite of all the trees.

Burnett’s brush strokes spread color throughout Bremerton

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

Amy Burnett is at it again.

“Sex and the City:” Here’s to the fans

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM

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