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Off The Beatn Path

Mount Seymour Winterlove festival a great way to say ‘see ya’ to the snowy season.

The wicket truth

North Shore player brings world of cricket to schools.

Coffee With …

Tom Braidwood developed a career behind the camera, but today makes his living as an actor on The Lone Gunmen.

Instant Replay

Lock pranksters reveal a botched attempt and a close call at being caught; plus the North Shore’s all-star offspring of the 1956 “stall ball” champions.

Schreck fights Elections BC over Web site

Since former North Vancouver-Lonsdale NDP MLA David Schreck has the advice “Vote NDP” on his Web site, Elections BC officials contend he must register it.

Mayor vs. manager draws few

"POULSBO - Judging by the generous supply of cookies available, organizers expected a much larger crowd than the dozen people who came Saturday to the Sons of Norway to discuss Poulsbo's possible change from mayor to city manager. Those who did invest an hour were treated to a lively discussion. Community members received complete, factual answers to questions about how Poulsbo would function under a different form of government if voters approve the ballot measure on May 15. "

NK schools slate Drug-Free Week

"POULSBO - Next week is Drug-Free Week throughout the North Kitsap School District. The district has planned several activities for the week, which has been held since 1991. The purpose is to warn kids about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse and to offer healthy alternatives, said Gayl TenEyck, who is coordinating the event for the district. Two of the days, she said, are focused on emphasizing reading and relationship-building, two activities that can help ward off substance abuse. "

Library contractor adds slander to suit

"POULSBO - After upping the ante on its $130,000 lawsuit against Poulsbo earlier this year, library contractor Flag Construction of Kent last week filed a claim accusing city engineer John Stephenson of slander. The action is the latest in a string of complaints the agency has issued since accepting the $1.3 million contract in November 1999 and puts an exclamation mark on months of misunderstanding between the city and Flag. "

Mayor or manager debate to go public

POULSBO - Should Poulsbo continue with its current mayor-council government or would a council-manager status be better suited as the city looks to the future? This is what the people of Little Norway will have to decide on May 15 when the talk over the two forms of government ends and the mail-in voting begins.

“Poulsbo Place, city seek middle ground”

"POULSBO - It's been nearly seven months since city council ended a lengthy discussion process and granted Security Properties, Inc. approval to begin construction on the first phase of Poulsbo Place. From the word go houses began springing out of the dirt seemingly overnight in the brand new neighborhood along Jensen Way. "

County to answer on Angeline

SUQUAMISH - Area residents have some questions about what Kitsap County's role is in a proposed housing project near Angeline Avenue. A meeting has been scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Suquamish Congregational Church to answer those questions and address concerns.

North Kitsap students take bite from Big Apple

"POULSBO - Ah, New York. The streets are safe, the Statue of Liberty is small, and the celebrities are friendly and accessible. Doesn't sound right? It does to four North Kitsap High School students and one advisor who recently visited the Big Apple during a conference at Columbia University. "

Kingston foot ferry hopes sink

"KINGSTON - The closest Kingston commuters will get to the Clipper III this October is watching it from the shore as it makes its way to Victoria. Disappointment rippled through the north end community Wednesday after Clipper Navigation, Inc. officials announced they had withdrawn a request for a temporary certificate to provide passenger only service from Kingston to Seattle. If approved service would have started Oct. 1. "

Suquamish Tribe elects two new officers

"SUQUAMISH - In its annual election held Sunday, the Suquamish Tribe voted in a new vice chairman and treasurer. It's good for the Tribal Council. It's a breath of fresh air, said Wayne George, Suquamish Tribal Council member. Linda Holt replaced incumbent Merle Hayes as vice chairman while Rob Purser defeated incumbent Georgia George Rye for treasurer. "

Coalition to file ESA suit against Bangor

BANGOR - Plans to upgrade nuclear weapons at Naval Subase Bangor ran into familiar but turbulent waters last week when a 60-day notice was filed claiming that the renovation of the base for the Trident II D-5 missile upgrade violates the Endangered Species Act.

EnviroStars shining bright in Poulsbo

"POULSBO - Blue flags dotted the landscape at the Don Baskins' place on Little Valley Road Sunday morning. At each flag, a hole was to be dug. And in each hole, a tree or shrub was to be planted. There were 840 flags in all, but the 40 or so volunteers that had arrived on the scene were definitely up to the task. "

Quake costs still unknown

"Kitsap County's Department of Emergency Management is still trying to count the cost of damages from last week's Ash Wednesday earthquake, said the agency's director, Phyliss Mann. There are no monetary figures yet, we haven't even gotten that far. Probably for public and government buildings it will be close to $1 million, Mann said. "

Kitsap farms practice conservation without government regulation

"Though 50 years old, the Kitsap Conservation District is considered a breath of fresh air among the hundreds of farmers and ranchers currently living in Kitsap County. Especially since at least a few say they've felt stifled and overwhelmed by an ever-increasing number of county land-use regulations that are, in large part, a direct response to the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) guidelines or water-quality concerns as a whole. "

City Council now on your TV

"POULSBO - If you air it, will they watch? This is exactly what Poulsbo City Council will be finding out later this year as their meetings enter local homes via Bremerton Kitsap Access Television. The decision to televise the often lengthy sessions came after some discussion and a final 4-2 vote on the matter with council members Jackie Aitchison, Connie Lord, Mike Regis and Ed Stern for and councilmen Dale Rudolph and Jeff McGinty against. Councilman John Henry was absent. "