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Help Bellringer reach $30k

While it did not meet its initial monetary goal, it’s clear that the Bellringer campaign funds will go on to help many in need through… Continue reading

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The Fish Park is only one of the crowning achievements Mary McCluskey played a part in after 26 years as director of Poulsbo’s parks department. Courtesy photo

Longtime Poulsbo parks director to retire

After 26 years of service in Poulsbo’s Parks and Recreation Department, director Mary McCluskey has announced she will be retiring in February 2021. Former Poulsbo… Continue reading

The Fish Park is only one of the crowning achievements Mary McCluskey played a part in after 26 years as director of Poulsbo’s parks department. Courtesy photo
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4 Poulsbo cops back after COVID quarantine

Four Poulsbo police officers are coming to the end of their 14-day quarantine after being in close contact with a person who tested positive for… Continue reading

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<em>The Coffee Oasis operates six businesses, three drop-in centers and a homeless youth shelter, as well as an in-house barista and culinary job training program.</em> Kitsap Daily News/File photo

Bellringer: Coffee Oasis provides Christmas to homeless youth

Coffee Oasis, in Poulsbo and at all of its locations, is more than a coffee shop. It’s a place where homeless youth can feel at… Continue reading

<em>The Coffee Oasis operates six businesses, three drop-in centers and a homeless youth shelter, as well as an in-house barista and culinary job training program.</em> Kitsap Daily News/File photo
Santa chats with two boys about their Christmas wishes. KPark/NKH

Pre-Schoolers have special visit with Santa

The COVID-19 pandemic has robbed many children and families of holiday traditions, such as a visit with Santa, but with some careful planning and holiday… Continue reading

Santa chats with two boys about their Christmas wishes. KPark/NKH
The Port of Poulsbo's breakwater encircles much of the Poulsbo marina. KPark/NKH

Breakwater will add 62 slips, maybe small cruise ships

The Port of Poulsbo has applied for a Shoreline Conditional Use permit with the City of Poulsbo to allow for the replacement of the failing… Continue reading

The Port of Poulsbo's breakwater encircles much of the Poulsbo marina. KPark/NKH

Poulsbo man arrested, 2 at-large in Suquamish robbery, assault

Devin Decker, 21 of Poulsbo was arrested Dec. 10 in connection with an asault on a Suquamish resident. Documents from Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office say… Continue reading

<em>Jenna DeTrapani, owner of Poulsbo’s newest shop, BookIt Nook, hangs out of the drive-thru window, ready for the next customer. </em>							 Ken Park/North Kitsap Herald photographs

BookIt Nook introduces ‘drive-thru’ bookstore

Opening a business in the middle of a pandemic is a risky thing to do, but the concept of the BookIt Nook, a “drive-thru” bookstore,… Continue reading

<em>Jenna DeTrapani, owner of Poulsbo’s newest shop, BookIt Nook, hangs out of the drive-thru window, ready for the next customer. </em>							 Ken Park/North Kitsap Herald photographs
Fishline had over 400 volunteers before the first COVID shutdown. Now they have 130 volunteers packaging and delivering food to those in need. Ken Park/North Kitsap Herald photos

Bellringer: Fishline shifts to serve needy families during pandemic

Fishline has been serving needy families in Poulsbo for over 50 years, and this year its services have been needed more than ever - even… Continue reading

Fishline had over 400 volunteers before the first COVID shutdown. Now they have 130 volunteers packaging and delivering food to those in need. Ken Park/North Kitsap Herald photos
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Man rescued after 30 minutes in Sound with no life jacket

A 24-year-old Vancouver, WA, man who was not wearing a life jacket was rescued after 30 minutes in frigid Puget Sound waters Monday night. The… Continue reading

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2 arrested in North Kitsap burglary, fraud, drug possession

A burglary in Port Gamble led to a case of fraud, forgery and drug possession in Poulsbo, in which two men were arrested. At approximately… Continue reading

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<em>ShareNet thrift store and food bank is off United Road in Kingston.</em>

Bellringer donations help ShareNet food bank

As one of the four charities that receive funds from the Poulsbo Lions Club Bellringer Campaign, ShareNet spends most of that money on food purchases… Continue reading

<em>ShareNet thrift store and food bank is off United Road in Kingston.</em>
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13 tribal members get COVID; 10% face quarantine

The Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe reported Dec. 1 that at least 13 community members had tested positive for COVID-19 following Thanksgiving holiday gatherings. On its… Continue reading

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Poulsbo City Hall to become Covid-19 test site

At the request of Kitsap County, Poulsbo City Hall will be converting its parking garage into a temporary COVID-19 testing site. The county had originally… Continue reading

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A 46 lot subdivision along the Northeast edge of Poulsbo city limits has been approved for development by the city. Courtesy photos

City OKs 46-lot Poulsbo Meadows subdivision

The city has approved the final plat for Poulsbo Meadows, the newest single-family housing subdivision located on the east side of city limits. Poulsbo Meadows… Continue reading

A 46 lot subdivision along the Northeast edge of Poulsbo city limits has been approved for development by the city. Courtesy photos
Poulsbo Parks and Recreation is preparing for 2021 and a post COVID-19 world. Ken Park/North Kitsap Herald

Poulsbo parks down, but preparing to play ball again

Like most things, COVID-19 has raised havoc on the Poulsbo Parks Department. Heading into the last month of the year, the department has lost $300,000… Continue reading

Poulsbo Parks and Recreation is preparing for 2021 and a post COVID-19 world. Ken Park/North Kitsap Herald
Loading up the pre-cut trees to transport to various locations in Kitsap County. Courtesy Olmstead Tree Farms.

Poulso tree farms to provide delivery service

Adapting to a worldwide pandemic, Olmstead Tree Farms in Poulsbo is offering a delivery service for people who want a “real” tree for Christmas, but… Continue reading

Loading up the pre-cut trees to transport to various locations in Kitsap County. Courtesy Olmstead Tree Farms.
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Poulsbo Lions seek donations to help those in need

For over 75 years the Poulsbo Lions Club has donated money to charities all across the city as part of its holiday Bellringer program. Those… Continue reading

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Rainy Daze is hosting a Pints for Purpose Event Nov. 28 raising money for Fishline's Christmas Child program.

Fundraiser Saturday for Christmas Child Program

Grab a pint and do some good at Rainy Daze Brewing in Poulsbo on Nov. 28, where $1 for every pint will go to Fishlines… Continue reading

Rainy Daze is hosting a Pints for Purpose Event Nov. 28 raising money for Fishline's Christmas Child program.
The North Kitsap High School spirit rock was relocated to its new home in the campus commons in an effort to remain central to the school, but also monitor the messaging that goes on the rock. (submitted photo)

Negative messages lead to NKHS ‘Spirit Rock’ being moved

No, the North Kitsap High School “spirit rock” has not been removed, but relocated in an effort to better monitor the messages that appear on… Continue reading

The North Kitsap High School spirit rock was relocated to its new home in the campus commons in an effort to remain central to the school, but also monitor the messaging that goes on the rock. (submitted photo)