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The Kingston Fourth of July Celebration needs help

KINGSTON — Last year the Kingston Fourth of July Celebration planning committee met its fundraising goal with three days to spare.This year the fundraising outlook… Continue reading

 

Stillwaters eyeing small expansion

Stillwaters Environmental Education Center eyeing small expansion

 

Junior Calina Lawrence tends the windmill she built with partner Charissa Sigo during the MESA engineering design competition May 7.

Early College fueling futures | Suquamish program offers high school, college credits.

SUQUAMISH — As a classroom of peers looked on, junior Calina Lawrence watched her model windmill waver in the breeze of an electric fan.After a… Continue reading

 

County commission delays decision on North Kitsap Legacy Partnership agreement

PORT ORCHARD — The Board of County Commissioners put off a decision on a guiding agreement for the North Kitsap Legacy Partnership on Monday as… Continue reading

A floating radar station passed Point No Point on Tuesday afternoon

Floating radar station wows North Kitsap residents

HANSVILLE — Whales are a common sight in Hansville. Cruise ships, submarines and Coast Guard cutters are all old hat. But the 288-foot-tall radar station… Continue reading

A floating radar station passed Point No Point on Tuesday afternoon
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Going mobile to feed homeless youth

Marcus Croman going mobile to feed homeless youth in Kingston

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WSF will discuss results of new Kingston schedule at Tuesday meeting

KINGSTON — Apart from a boat breakdown and a railway gate malfunction, no sailings were cancelled on the Kingston to Edmonds ferry route this summer.That… Continue reading

Debbie Lester of Bainbridge testifies before the House Transportation Committee Monday

Citizens, shipyards duel over ferry bill

OLYMPIA — A swell of citizen support collided with opposition from shipyards and trade unions in Olympia this week when the House Transportation Committee heard… Continue reading

Debbie Lester of Bainbridge testifies before the House Transportation Committee Monday
Cars trickle onto a ferry Wednesday in downtown Kingston.

County resurrects plans to move ferry traffic off Kingston’s Main Street

KINGSTON — When cars queue for ferries in Kingston during busy summer months, locals know to stay clear of downtown.Four lanes of traffic clog the… Continue reading

Cars trickle onto a ferry Wednesday in downtown Kingston.

Hansville’s Point No Point lighthouse awarded $100,000 preservation grant

HANSVILLE — The Point No Point lighthouse didn't win a recent preservation grant competition, but it did place in the money.The Seattle-Puget Sound Partners in… Continue reading

Kingston resident Wade Smith points out a speeding driver on West Kingston Road. Wade raised his concerns over speeders in May to the Kingston Citizens Advisory Council.

Kingston Citizens Advisory Council monitors speeders

Concerns raised by Kingston resident prompts traffic study

Kingston resident Wade Smith points out a speeding driver on West Kingston Road. Wade raised his concerns over speeders in May to the Kingston Citizens Advisory Council.
Vi Weaver

Kingston’s Vi Weaver dedicated life to feeding the hungry

KINGSTON — Even as her life waned, the Kingston Food Bank was on Vi Weaver’s mind.Weaver was hospitalized with a stroke Dec. 15, a Tuesday.… Continue reading

Vi Weaver

Port of Kingston seeks members for passenger ferry panel

KINGSTON — When it comes to branding its passenger ferry, the Port of Kingston isn’t turning to high-priced consultants. Instead, it’s asking future riders for… Continue reading

Volunteers spread mulch at a recent garden work party.

Buck Lake gardeners go native

Buck Lake gardeners go native. Hansville

Volunteers spread mulch at a recent garden work party.
Bremerton fisherman Marty Mollison launches his dinghy from the Point No Point beach Tuesday. If approved

Hansville boat ramp proposal treading water

HANSVILLE — A boat ramp proposal has riled some residents in a town that once teemed with fishermen.The state Department of Fish and Wildlife wants… Continue reading

Bremerton fisherman Marty Mollison launches his dinghy from the Point No Point beach Tuesday. If approved
Greening Kingston: Village Green Foundation Executive Director Bobbie Moore (foreground) Dave Wetter (background

Kingston’s Village Green Park rises from the rubble

KINGSTON — After a four-month makeover, Kingston’s Village Green Park is ready for play.Since Navy housing was demolished on the site in September 2008, the… Continue reading

Greening Kingston: Village Green Foundation Executive Director Bobbie Moore (foreground) Dave Wetter (background
Kolby Waggoner slices through tidewater at Arness Slough.

Slurf’s up: Teens create a sport that’s uniquely Kingston

KINGSTON – When the tide rises off Arness County Park, Kolby Waggoner and friends know the “slurf” is up. Kingston isn’t blessed with high cresting waves, and extreme water sports are mostly limited to skimboarding, wakeboarding and the occasional kiteboarding.

Kolby Waggoner slices through tidewater at Arness Slough.
Kingston Cooperative Preschool teacher Debbie Manos works with “Owls” kids Ameena Deller

Kingston schoolhouse turns 100

KINGSTON – In the heart of Kingston, the town’s youngest students learn in one of its oldest buildings.The two-story schoolhouse at Kola-Kole park, home to… Continue reading

Kingston Cooperative Preschool teacher Debbie Manos works with “Owls” kids Ameena Deller
Bev Beasley helps Jim Stuart of Children of the Nations load shelter packages into a truck.

Kingston sending shelters to Haiti

KINGSTON — The idea came to Bev Beasley as she was driving home one night, with rain pouring down outside her car. It was about… Continue reading

Bev Beasley helps Jim Stuart of Children of the Nations load shelter packages into a truck.

Rotary Club swinging hammers and clubs

KINGSTON —At 100 years old, the Kingston Cooperative Preschool schoolhouse can be forgiven some flaws.This spring, Rotary Club of Kingston–North Kitsap is fixing problems that… Continue reading