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Private dock is denied by Hearing Examiner

  • Aug 4, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:57PM

PORT GAMBLE — After traveling precariously through the whitecaps of a public storm, a private dock proposed by a couple in Port Gamble was sunk by Kitsap County Hearing Examiner Stephen K. Causseaux Jr. July 31, after testimony and evidence from a June 13 hearing were reviewed.

Taprock Northwest Grill making steady progress

  • Aug 4, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:57PM

POULSBO — It’s been more than a year and a half since its predecessor, Mitzel’s American Kitchen, was destroyed in a May 30, 2006 fire, and soon the new Taprock Northwest Grill will debut in Poulsbo with all the flair and flavor the region has to offer. The building is now 80 percent complete, and construction will most likely be finished by mid-September. Elmer’s Restaurant, Inc. (ERI) CEO Dennis Waldron said the aim is to open the eatery in mid- to late-October.

Virginia Point Summerfest reaches 100th celebration

  • Aug 8, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:57PM

POULSBO — During a time when communication via text messaging is the norm and family dinners are a rare phenomenon, one group has kept alive a homegrown tradition bringing friends and relatives together year after year.

Babcock Farm to grow as part of Port Gamble

  • Aug 8, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:57PM

PORT GAMBLE — Though they may not be using pitchforks and wearing overalls, planners at Olympic Property Group are still working hard on the farm. After acquiring the historical Babcock Farm, located near Port Gamble, OPG employees are doing their best to get it up and running again.

Peace Walkers march on Poulsbo’s Waterfront

  • Aug 8, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:57PM

POULSBO — Downtown Poulsbo may have seen its usual crowd of shoppers last weekend, but there were a few extra on the streets for more than just unique wares. Monks from the Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist Temple on Bainbridge Island, along with members of several other faiths, led the third annual Interfaith Peace Walk through the streets of Poulsbo, praying and chanting the Buddhist mantra “Namu-myoho-renge-kyo,” which means, “All beings or lives are sacred.”

Miss Kingston glides toward KMS

  • Aug 8, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:57PM

KINGSTON — This coming Saturday evening the stage will be set, the judges ready and the tiaras polished as four local students sing, dance, walk the stage and display their intelligence to win the Miss Kingston crown and a $1,000 scholarship to further their education.

Poulsbo Arts Festival ready to paint the town

  • Aug 8, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:57PM

POULSBO — As the Poulsbo Arts Festival prepares to chalk up another year in existence, Little Norway readies to once again transform with the stroke of a brush into a lively venue for the arts.

SR 305 driving to its fall completion

  • Aug 8, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:57PM

POULSBO — If area motorists can grit their teeth and bear construction for just a few more months, the work now slowing down the flow of traffic will finally pay off, changing State Route 305 from what once was a two-lane, traffic laden drive into a regular smooth-moving thoroughfare as soon as this October.

Stockpiled gems coming out at Rummage Sale

  • Aug 8, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:57PM

HANSVILLE — This coming weekend, the Greater Hansville community is providing every garage sale shopper’s greatest dream — an entire community center and park full of reasonably priced used items just waiting to be snatched up.

Garden Tour flowers for Trillium

  • Aug 8, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:57PM

INDIANOLA — Filled with flowers and various colors, the photographs shown at the Indianola Clubhouse Saturday morning during Master Gardener and former Heronswood Nursery owner Dan Hinkley’s horticulture presentation were just the tip of the hydrangea. Attendees of the second annual Trillium School Garden Tours were also treated to eight private North End gardens following the lecture, with all the secrets they hold.

DKA welcomes walkers, festivals

  • Aug 11, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:56PM

KINGSTON — As the Downtown Kingston Association struggles to carve a niche for itself within the North End community, its members continue to brainstorm ideas to entice visitors to explore the town and improve economic development. One of those ideas involves drawing residents together during community festivals to celebrate living in Kingston.

Poulsbo recycling takes a ‘bin’ for the better

  • Aug 11, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:56PM

POULSBO — The city’s recycling system is about to be revamped, making the steps to protecting the environment even simpler to take. With the implementation of a new single stream recycling program, Bainbridge Disposal is taking Poulsbo down the easier-than-ever path of keeping the environment healthy and landfills on the decline.

Athletic club asks city for fiscal spot

  • Aug 11, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:56PM

POULSBO — Despite the many hot-button issues the city currently faces, more than half of Wednesday night’s 20 city council meeting attendees showed up for one and only one purpose: Armstrong Fitness University.

Committee discusses additions to Poulsbo’s municipal code

  • Aug 11, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:56PM

POULSBO — There may not yet be a new police chief in town, but the list of laws enforced by the Poulsbo Police Department is about to get a little bit longer. In a Public Safety Committee meeting Wednesday, more than 50 new additions to the Poulsbo Municipal Code (PMC) were discussed, among them parking regulations, graffiti issues and cat licensing.

Summer school comes to a close

  • Aug 11, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:56PM

POULSBO — School is “finally” out for summer for a large group of students in Poulsbo. Nearly 300 students — 182 from grades seven though 12 and 107 from kindergarten through sixth — finished a month-long summer session Thursday afternoon at Poulsbo Elementary School and Poulsbo Middle School.

PHS bids farewell to curator

  • Aug 11, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:56PM

POULSBO — All good things must come to an end, and for the Poulsbo Historical Society, one of those good things has been curator Erica Varga. Her last day on the job is Aug. 31. In a meeting Thursday morning at the Sons of Norway, the PHS said its final farewells to Varga and thanked her for two years of service.

Marina fire safety meeting goes up in smoke

  • Aug 11, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:56PM

KINGSTON — After sustaining damage to a finger slip, several boats and the complete loss of one motorboat, the Port of Kingston and North Kitsap Fire & Rescue decided a meeting to address fire safety with regard to boats and marinas was in order. Officials were ready to sail with the meeting Monday evening, but wound up sinking a tad when only four people showed up to become better educated on the issue.

Eglon once again making the fire safety grade

  • Aug 11, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:56PM

EGLON — North Kitsap Fire & Rescue officials were able to douse Eglon residents’ concerns their fire insurance rates would increase after the Washington Survey and Rating Bureau dropped the area’s safety rating due to an antiquated rule. The new rating — 5 — went into affect Aug. 1 and now matches other areas covered by NKF&R.

Bus drivers revving their engines

  • Aug 11, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:56PM

POULSBO — Despite school being out for summer, the wheels on the bus continued to go round and round for nearly a dozen bus drivers at the North Kitsap School District. NKSD Transportation Director Ron Lee said 10 bus drivers offered to transport students to and from summer school sessions from July 9 to Aug. 9. During the school year, the district has close nearly 70 drivers on the road.

Port Madison Enterprises further diversifies holdings

  • Aug 11, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:56PM

SUQUAMISH — In an effort to strengthen its financial status within the community, the Suquamish-based Port Madison Enterprises completed the process to acquire the Agate Pass Business Park Aug. 1. The company is not the only one pleased with the transaction, many of the tenants of the split-level park are feeling positive about the change as well.

Poulsbo extends lease for its future museum

  • Aug 11, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:56PM

POULSBO — As city employees and citizens anticipate the long-awaited decision on a new city hall, another group in Poulsbo is forced to put on hold a project that has already been stalled for years.

Poulsbo sewer plan flush with changes

  • Aug 15, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:56PM

POULSBO — Though the city’s comprehensive plan has yet to fully take shape, one of its most important elements, the Comprehensive Sanitary Sewer Plan, received the go ahead Aug. 8 night to finalize its findings and wrap up a process which has involved not just city staffers, but citizens as well.

Tribe prepares for celebration of chiefs

  • Aug 15, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:56PM

SUQUAMISH — Lady Octopus and Crow will be special guests at this year’s Chief Seattle Days in downtown Suquamish as children from the Suquamish Tribe’s Early Learning Center present a new facet to the celebration this weekend. Though the visitors from the sea and sky will be in the form of a story play, it illustrates the level of cultural revitalization growing within the tribe.

Smile, Poulsbo police to catch violators on camera

  • Aug 15, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:56PM

POULSBO — Area motorists daring to disregard the law and drive through red lights without coming to a stop could find themselves facing consequences in the click of a shutter as the Poulsbo Police Department investigates the possibility of installing traffic cameras at intersections throughout the city.

Unusual items unloaded in Hansville

  • Aug 15, 2007 at 12:00AM updated Jun 10, 2008 at 4:55PM

HANSVILLE — As hundreds of people crowded at the “starting line” at the Greater Hansville Community Center Saturday morning, excited chatter and shouts were the preferred methods of communication. They were also pretty much the only ones that could be heard clearly as ecstatic residents craned their necks, spotting items they wanted to buy.

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