‘The Laramie Project’ draws both applause and protests

POULSBO — Sondra Ashton vividly remembers first reading “The Laramie Project.” She said she was deeply moved by the play, depicting interviews with more than 200 residents of Laramie, Wyo. after the violent death of Matthew Shepard.

And you thought your mother’s chicken was dry

POULSBO — The chickens hailed from Fred Meyer’s, not the rich banks of the Nile. Other than that, Breidablik Elementary teacher Brittane Hendricks’ fourth grade class did a decent impersonation of an ancient mummification ceremony last week.

County flushes its no-contact advisory

The Kitsap County Health District has been taking measures to ensure Liberty Bay and Ne-Si-Ka Bay are safe for activities after 350,000 gallons of sewage were dumped into area waters Sept. 18.

The rap sheet on hate crimes

Poulsbo’s own Jewel Box Theatre is being targeted for a protest Oct. 25 for its decision to produce the controversial play “The Laramie Project.”

Home Depot may round out Olhava anchor tenants

POULSBO — First it was Wal-Mart. The next retailer in line to possibly become the second and final anchor tenant at the Olhava property is Home Depot, First Western Investments President Mark Zenger confirmed this week.

Poulsbo Junior High Panthers have begun their gridiron prowl

POULSBO — A team that proved to be on the upswing hopes to stay that way this year. While the Poulsbo Junior High football team may have fewer players than last year, head coach Dean Maleski said he is excited about the players he does have.

Wolves bolt past Vikings in swim meet

POULSBO — North Kitsap’s swimming and diving team beat South Kitsap last year. This season, the Wolves snapped back.

Foot ferries’ eggs are in one basket

Is there too much riding on Kitsap Transit’s foot ferry proposal? The answer, it seems, is yes. Washington State Ferries turned its back on the county last week, when it dumped passenger-only service to South and Central Kitsap.

Residents take first stab at Old Town Study

POULSBO — Old Town residents aren’t crazy, there is a pattern to growth in their neighborhoods, reported architect Mark Hinshaw this week.

County helps permanently preserve pristine forest land

MILLER BAY — A group of citizens has been struggling the past several years to permanently preserve several acres of undeveloped land with the aim of helping the salmon.

Friends note mark Williams is still making on Poulsbo

POULSBO — Muriel Williams has seen and recorded a great deal of Little Norway’s history.

Study finds city already runs lean

POULSBO — The way the city does business could be tightened and streamlined for better efficiency, the preliminary findings of the city’s process study said this week.

Illegal gill nets hooked by Suquamish PD

POULSBO — Illegal gill nets were removed from the North End of Liberty Bay by Suquamish Police crews Tuesday.

New owners take a bite out of NY Deli

POULSBO — Five years after starting the New York Deli, Rick and Janice Rey are passing on the torch. The Statue of Liberty’s torch that is.

Local support lessens struggle for a child

KINGSTON — This summer’s progress of Brandon Rowan’s health is impressing his mother every day. But what impresses Crickett Rowan even more is the support from the community her family has received as they struggle through her middle child’s toddler years.

Kingston foot ferries receive wave reviews

KINGSTON — People had the opportunity to speak their minds on the proposed foot ferries plan this week and those who spoke were all in favor of connecting Kitsap County to Seattle in more ways than one.

Williams turns new page for historical society

POULSBO — Muriel Williams remembers watching a blacksmith work hot embers where Tequila’s Bar and Grill is now. She remembers when the local newspaper used to be right downtown where Gifts of Promise is now. And she remembers when she and four others decided these historical memories were so important that they needed to found an historical society.

A pretty nasty wake-up call…

Classic boaters venturing to Poulsbo this weekend will be getting a smelly welcome, and it won’t be the potential after affects of the prize-winning chili. No, it’ll be from the 350,000 gallons of sewage which is currently lacing the waters of Liberty Bay and beyond.

Suquamish pond earns national honor

SUQUAMISH — The Suquamish Basket Marsh isn’t finished helping kids learn, and apparently it’s not finished earning accolades, either. The pond located at Suquamish Elementary — which was designed and built by students, community volunteers, the school district, the Suquamish Tribe and plenty of others — has won the President’s Environmental Youth Award.

Sewage overflows into Bay

KEYPORT — A seven day no-contact advisory has been issued for the waters of North and Central Kitsap after a pump station in Brownsville failed, releasing more than 350,000 gallons of sewage.