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Health Department takes action against the following health care providers in Kitsap

The state Department of Health has taken disciplinary actions or withdrawn charges…

  • Dec 6th, 2016

 

Here’s how local restaurants fared in health department inspections

Here’s how local restaurants scored in health department inspections in September and…

  • Dec 6th, 2016

 

New apartments proposed on NE Hostmark

POULSBO—More apartments appear to be in the offing in Poulsbo. Poulsbo 40…

 

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Wide Mouth Frog owner closes shop to focus on wholesale, ‘slow down’

POULSBO — Pamela Bellesen, artist and owner of Wide Mouth Frog Designs,…

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Public hearing on Comprehensive Plan update scheduled for Dec. 14

POULSBO— Maintain Poulsbo’s “historic, small-town quaint character” with a “strong sense of…

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Essence of Thymes catering to the Northwest

“I was one of those people who know at 4 years old…

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Air Masters celebrates 30 years with move to new location

PORT ORCHARD — Longtime Port Orchard business Air Masters has moved to…

  • Nov 28th, 2016
Shop at locally owned businesses in your community on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 26.
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Support your community: Shop local on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 26

BREMERTON — Small Business Saturday: A day for community members to pass…

Shop at locally owned businesses in your community on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 26.
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The Point Hotel opens Nov. 25. It is the second-largest hotel in North Kitsap and features Coast Salish art throughout, as well as dining, entertainment, and events at Heronswood and in the event center. Richard Walker / Kitsap News Group

A window into S’Klallam culture, hospitality

LITTLE BOSTON — When plans were unveiled for The Point Hotel in…

The Point Hotel opens Nov. 25. It is the second-largest hotel in North Kitsap and features Coast Salish art throughout, as well as dining, entertainment, and events at Heronswood and in the event center. Richard Walker / Kitsap News Group
The Lucas family operates a Babierge franchise in Kitsap County. Contributed photo

‘Babierge’: A concierge of sorts for parents

It took a trip home to Los Angeles to see the grandparents for Vicky and Chris Lucas to discover a new way to add to their family income. The couple went looking for a place where his parents could rent a crib. And they found Babierge.

The Lucas family operates a Babierge franchise in Kitsap County. Contributed photo

Ground broken on new Stepping Stones children’s center

PORT ORCHARD — The owner and staff members of Stepping Stones Learning…

  • Nov 28th, 2016

Embattled doctor may get hearing; trial in lawsuit scheduled for Jan. 17

POULSBO — Even as he began the arduous effort to restore his…

Dr. Craig Adams of Poulsbo Animal Clinic (Contributed photo)

Poulsbo veterinarian receives advanced training in minimally-invasive fracture repair

POULSBO — Dr. Craig Adams of Poulsbo Animal Clinic is now offering…

  • Nov 18th, 2016
Dr. Craig Adams of Poulsbo Animal Clinic (Contributed photo)

With Prop. 1 passage, Kitsap Transit mobilizes

BREMERTON — The fast ferries are off to a quick start. Kitsap Transit’s…

The east elevation of the building that will be occupied by ChocMo, High Spirits, Crabtree Kitchen + Bar, and Vibe Coworks. (Rice Fergus Miller)

Big expansion plans for ChocMo, High Spirits

POULSBO — ChocMo and High Spirits plan to build and relocate to…

  • Nov 17th, 2016
The east elevation of the building that will be occupied by ChocMo, High Spirits, Crabtree Kitchen + Bar, and Vibe Coworks. (Rice Fergus Miller)
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Tim Ryan Construction celebrates 60 years

POULSBO — Tim Ryan Construction, Inc. (TRC) is celebrating its 60th anniversary…

  • Nov 17th, 2016
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Marcel Imbach, cofounder of Vibe Coworks, posts a sign announcing the project’s upcoming construction. (Contributed photo)

Coworking space proposed in Poulsbo

POULSBO — More than 5,000 square feet of coworking space for professionals…

  • Nov 17th, 2016
Marcel Imbach, cofounder of Vibe Coworks, posts a sign announcing the project’s upcoming construction. (Contributed photo)
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Western Red Brewing moves one step closer to becoming Poulsbo’s fifth brewery

POULSBO—Western Red Brewery, LLC received its conditional use permit from the city…

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Jimmy John’s sandwich shop now open in Port Orchard

PORT ORCHARD — Jimmy John’s, Port Orchard’s newest sandwich shop, is now…

Kitsap County taxable retail sales up 7.3 percent in second quarter

OLYMPIA — Kitsap County’s taxable retail sales of $1.03 billion in the…

Local health care providers disciplined by state

The state Department of Health has taken disciplinary actions or withdrawn charges against the following health care providers in Kitsap County

  • Nov 14th, 2016

Macomber’s A Good Yarn Shop closes the book on its business

PORT ORCHARD—The doors permanently closed on A Good Yarn Shop last week.…

  • Nov 17th, 2016
The Village Green community center is not fully funded as of yet. Daniel Johnson / Submitted

Support the Village Green | Village Green Update

In a report published in spring, the Kitsap Community Foundation described the…

The Village Green community center is not fully funded as of yet. Daniel Johnson / Submitted
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Purser honored for economic development work

SUQUAMISH — Rich Purser, a Suquamish Tribal Council member and for 10…

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Manufactured home: Fix up or sell? | Just Ask Jan

Dear Jan: We are thinking of listing a mobile home that we own but it needs a lot of work. Should we fix it up or sell it “as is”? — DTR

Port Gamble is beginning to tuck away the scares and bring out the holiday cheer.

Port Gamble General Store & Café Kicks off the Holiday Season | Gamble Gazette

While goblins and ghouls are replaced by ornaments and wreaths, and brightly…

Port Gamble is beginning to tuck away the scares and bring out the holiday cheer.
Sophie Bonomi won first place for this image, titled “Bright moon on a windy evening,” taken Nov. 24, 2015.

Herald wins Community Service award; editor named Feature Writer of the Year

The North Kitsap Herald won nine awards, including Community Service, in the 2016 Better Newspaper Contest sponsored by the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association.

  • Nov 4th, 2016
Sophie Bonomi won first place for this image, titled “Bright moon on a windy evening,” taken Nov. 24, 2015.
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Moondogs, Too calls an end to its business adventure

PORT ORCHARD — When the lively Moondogs, Too bar and grill closed…

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Holiday guests? Navy Lodge Bangor is a good choice

Expecting family from out of town this holiday season? If you’re looking…

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Silver Creek Angus a finalist for Kitsap Bank edg3 FUND award

Silver Creek Angus, LLC of Kingston is one of five finalists in the third annual edg3 FUND Small Business Competition

  • Oct 7th, 2016

Spend a little and help a lot at Girls Night Out

Where else can you go to buy nice things, spend a bit of money, maybe earn a prize, and help victims of domestic violence.

The Kingston Alehouse: New name and family friendly

Subtle changes make a big difference to the local dining experience.

Kingston sees business growth

This is part two of a two-part story on changes in the Kingston business community.

Emily Kramer is the new owner of Dirty Hairy's

Dirty Hairy’s: New owner, new look for Jensen Way salon

Like her business's namesake, Emily Kramer is packing some serious heat. But her's is a pair of scissors. But her's is a pair of scissors. And the atmosphere of Dirty Hairy's is more like Boston's "Cheers" than Inspector Harry Callahan's gritty San Francisco streets.

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Bonomi appointed editor of Kingston Community News

Sophie Bonomi is the new editor of Kingston Community News.

  • Jul 6th, 2016
Jerry Perez in Mora Iced Creamery’s  production plant on Viking Way in Poulsbo.

Starbucks Reserve Coffee meets Mora’s ice cream

Starbucks is using Mora Iced Creamery’s products in its new Affogato beverages, a line that celebrates a classic Italian dessert.

  • Jun 30th, 2016
Jerry Perez in Mora Iced Creamery’s  production plant on Viking Way in Poulsbo.

Unexpected funds in your account? Beware

If you notice a direct deposit of $6,000 in your bank account, chances are good it’s a scam and the money isn’t really there. A local man said he learned that the hard way.

Visit Kitsap Peninsula receives Port of Seattle tourism grant

Visit Kitsap Peninsula has received a $10,000 grant from the Port of Seattle to create an international portal to the organization’s website.

  • May 19th, 2016

Changes for Poulsbo Marine Science Center

Western Washington University takes over responsibility on May 24

Lisa Fritzer said of starting Go-Girl Eyewear

Eyeglass frames that come to you

Lisa Fritzer knows that walking into a retail eyewear shop can be mind-boggling. “Just seeing hundreds of frames hanging on all the walls is enough to overwhelm anyone,” said Fritzer, owner of Go-Girl Eyewear.

  • Apr 7th, 2016
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