" Thank you Lemolo kids raised Fishline funds For the past two Decembers, I have hosted the Lemolo ChildrenÕs Art and Music Festival in order to help raise money for the Fishline. The kids of Lemolo Shores bring art they have created and their music sheets. We hold a silent auction throughout the afternoon, while the kids entertain their neighbors and families. We had several pianists this year along with an inspiring juggling act. This year the kids raised over $400. I would like to take a moment and give special thanks to these kids who participated so others could have a better holiday. Thank you, Logan, Bria, Cameron and Brendan Best; Krista, Alex and Ben Vestman; Kate and Kristin Gunderson, Justin Mohler, Robbie Hancock, Joel and Kyle Stewart, Robbie and Ben Snyder. CARRIE SNYDER Poulsbo Politics Final thoughts about campaign Over the course of this campaign many things have been written and said that I disagree with. As a candidate there is often not time or opportunity to address every issue. There are several that came from Commissioner Endresen at the end or past that I would like to comment on. She said that the Affordable Housing Council was Òtrying to buy an electionÓ by its $9000 contribution. First, I am not for sale. The fact is my campaign raised more money than hers without the $9000, although I was glad to receive it. My wife Liz and I also put $13,000 of our own money in, plus $4000 from our families. We had over 200 supporters. ItÕs interesting how she can so easily accuse others. Commissioner Endresen said the campaign was Ònastier than I would of liked.Ó I ran my campaign on the issues important to this county. Job growth, more deputies, property rights, less taxes and her record. People need to know her record on these issues. Yes, I ran an aggressive campaign, nasty no. People should also know she threatened to sue my campaign if we used her past legal problems. We had no plans to use them but to threaten us on her part is nasty, especially if they are true. SCOTT HENDEN Kingston Poulsbo book Author seeks ideas and photos I'm working on a book about the history of downtown Poulsbo. It will be 100-200 pages long and include numerous photos and stories about the historic downtown area. We'll be selling the book at Liberty Bay Books on Front Street. We're anticipating the book will appeal to visitors so they can take home a memory of their time in Poulsbo. But, many of us might want a copy, too. Nearly every day someone asks for such a book. It's been my dream for several years to satisfy this need. I will donate a portion of the sales to the Poulsbo Historical Society and the Kitsap County Historical Society. If you have any photos or memories you'd like to share with me and with the people who will read the book, please contact me either at Liberty Bay Books or by email at Photos and materials gathered will be returned or, if desired, donated to the Kitsap Historical Society in your name. PEG TILLERY Poulsbo Swimming Pool Pool is valuable to seniors The North Kitsap Swimming Pool is a great community health resource. Many seniors who value their health come to swim several times a week, or even daily. I have been swimming and exercising there for many years. It is a place where folks come to walk in the water when walking on land is too difficult, and it helps them to get stronger and more mobile by exercising muscles and joints that would otherwise be unused. It is of good size so there can be different activities simultaneously. Some persons can be swimming laps, while a team of young athletes are being trained, and there can be an Aquacize class, meanwhile the person who canÕt swim laps but does like to practice a shorter distance can find a place. All of the pool patrons are grateful to have it. Please help to keep our pool going. DOROTHY RASMUSSEN Poulsbo Seniors willing to pay extra for pool Please be advised that as a member of the Aquacize class for senior women in our North Kitsap Pool I want to be included as one of many, who wants and needs the pool to stay open and will accept whatever it takes in terms of additional fees to contribute to the cost of bringing the pool up to code for the use of our entire community. The benefits for seniors are outstanding and necessary for our continued good health which is an absolute requirement for us seniors to continue as a contributing force in our community. SHEILA NIETFELD Kingston "

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