North Kitsap Letters to the Editor

Letters to the editor from North Kitsap residents.

Plant sale

Hansville’s plant sale was great

The Flotsam and Jetsam Garden Club wishes to express gratitude to the community for the support of its annual garden and bake sale, raffle and silent auction, held this past Mother’s Day weekend at the Hansville Community Center. Notably low prices on everything is the hallmark of our sale each year, drawing hundreds of shoppers in search of quality indoor and outdoor plants, delicious goodies, and gorgeous cut flower arrangements for countless mothers throughout the area. We especially wish to thank all of the businesses and entities who so generously provided donations toward our raffle and silent auctions, making this event so successful and fun, not only for our visitors but our membership as well.

Annual proceeds from our sale are used to support local and regional efforts in environmental preservation and conservation, to fund scholarships for students in horticultural-related fields, and to strengthen the community through local charities. For more information on the club, or a list of businesses contributing to the sale, you may visit our website at

Dody Solaas


NKSD’s melting pot

Hooray for

Mr. Eddie!

Congratulations to Mr. Eddie and welcome aboard to becoming a citizen of the United States.

It was such an inspiring story of hard work and dedication by Mr. Eddie. How heartwarming it was to see the students of Breidablik with the support of teachers and fellow janitors get together and show their appreciation for one of our fellow citizens and community members.

E pluribus unum is a motto found on the Great Seal of the United States, and adopted by an Act of Congress in 1782. It originally suggested that out of many colonies or states emerge a single nation, it has come to suggest in contemporary times that out of many peoples, races, and ancestries has emerged a single people and nation – illustrating the concept of the melting pot.

There is no other nation in the world where there is such a diverse group of race, religions, ethnic groups that allow for the individual freedom to be ourselves, while striving toward the American hope for liberty and justice for all.

Great job Mr. Eddie! Thank you North Kitsap School District for allowing your students to share in the American Dream.

Mick Sheldon


Food drive

North End

stamps out hunger

I want to take this opportunity to send a heartfelt thank you to our Poulsbo community for its overwhelming response to the annual Letter Carrier’s “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive on May 10. Once again, there was a tremendous outpouring of donations and support for this event, which takes place the second Saturday in May each year, and benefits local food banks. In addition to the hours volunteered by our rural carriers, we were joined by representatives from North Kitsap Rotary, North Kitsap Interact, the North Kitsap Optimist Club, the Marine Corps Security Force Battalion, Bangor, the Henry M. Jackson, Bremerton, and Suquamish Community Church along with other members of our community. These dedicated volunteers spent most of Saturday collecting, sorting and preparing the donations for distribution to Fishline, our local food bank.

The food donations totaled 18,680 pounds, all of which will benefit local families in need. Thank you Poulsbo residents, thank you volunteers, for this demonstration of generosity and caring for our community!

Kristine Strand


Poulsbo Post Office

NKSD superintendent

Letters about

‘educrats’ out of line

I want to congratulate the North Kitsap School Board for exercising the process of including the general public in their choice of our new superintendent of schools. I am disappointed in the Herald editor’s decision to publish the two critical letters against Dr Richard Jones.

What a lousy way to welcome a new superintendent to our community.

There was plenty of opportunity to meet the two candidates and to offer opinions. I attended an interview session of the two candidates and was extremely impressed by both of their excellent preparations and understanding of our district problems and their offers of solutions. Either of these candidates, in my opinion, would have been an excellent choice. I congratulate the board for staying on course and for selecting the one they felt met their criteria the best.

Maybe my opinion does not mean too much to those critics because I am an “educrat.” I have only had 30 years experience as a teacher and as a school administrator.

I am proud that I received my master’s degree in education from Washington State University and also received my principal and superintendent credentials for the State of Washington.

I am also proud to be an educator. Welcome to North Kitsap, Dr. Jones. Many of us in this community are ready to support and assist you in any way you would like to use our talents and expertise. Best wishes and good luck.

Hal Hoover