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City backs off selling parks

"POULSBO - Open space lovers can sleep a little bit easier tonight - Mitchusson Park and Forest Rock Hill Park are apparently here to stay. Two weeks after the Poulsbo Finance Committee made the declaration that it was considering the sale of the two sites, the group Wednesday night officially pulled the 3.06-acre Forest Rock Hill property off the possible list. They also agreed to go forward with a wetlands study of the 9.5-acre Mitchusson Park to determine how much of the land was fully usable. "

NK Success succeeding in Poulsbo

"POULSBO - Through effort, experimentation and hard work, the NK Success program has lived up to its name at North Kitsap High School. The program allows students to meet with adult mentors once a month at the high school. It began four years ago, and was meant as a way to link high schoolers with adult community members. When the program began, it was different than it is now. "

She wants to be a millionaire

"Kingston woman's show tapes today, airs within two weeks. KINGSTON - Who wants to be a millionaire? Crista Walker does. The 29-year old Kingston resident will try for the seven-digit jackpot today when she and nine others vie for a chance in the hot seat of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire with Regis Philbin. Walker flew to New York City Tuesday to tape the game show which airs on ABC (Channel 4). "

“Contra dance offers simple, sociable swirl”

"Dance caller/instructor Rich Kuras had a quick response to a question from a first-time contra dancer at the Silverdale Community Center. The hard part? There are no hard parts!'' If you can count to eight and learn a couple of simple phrases, you can be contra dancing, the instructor explained. "

Are all my friends going to be strangers

"The kitchen at my parents large Capitol Hill home was packed with people chatting, milling around and waiting to eat. The large table in the dining room had so many chairs and extensions that it almost stretched into the living room. My extended family had gathered - not for the first time - to bid one of its members a fond farewell as he threw off the bow line and set sail into the unknown. "

Gazebo knocks – Saccomanno answers

"Gazebo Cafe reopens, minus the gazebo. POULSBO - Holly Jo Saccomanno isn't what one might call a shirker. She doesn't shy away from challenges or turn her back when opportunity calls. Saccomanno is a hard worker in a time when many have forgotten exactly what hard work entails. She's on the job six days a week and whether it's pouring out double-tall Irish cream mochas at the Gazebo Cafe in Poulsbo or serving multiple tables at Whiskey Creek Steak House in Keyport, Saccomanno approaches both tasks with equal zeal. It seems to be her nature. "

Tribes sue Washington to fix blocking culverts

"Suit challenges state to maintain and repair its sub-standard passages. It was only a matter of time. But when the first major lawsuit against the state concerning the revised Endangered Species Act was filed yesterday, pretty much everyone was caught off guard. The Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission Tuesday morning filed suit in Federal District Court against the State of Washington in an attempt to compel the Department of Transportation to repair and maintain culverts that hinder salmon passage. If we are to achieve our shared goal of salmon recovery, we must begin to meaningfully address the main cause of the salmon's decline, which is the loss and degradation of spawning and rearing habitat, explained Billy Frank, Jr. chairman of the NWIFC. This court action is a step in that direction. "

Let them eat… cookies?

"Joe Irwin/Staff Photo Orange cones and construction crews on 6th Avenue have been a presence since sewer pipe work started their last fall but the neighbors aren't complaining - they're too busy baking cookies for employees of Debco Construction. Due to unprecedented success, the crews will also be tackling upgrades on Harrison, Eliason and Ryen streets as well as a portion of Fjord Drive. "

Magician will conjure up smiles

Joe Irwin/Staff Photo Comedy magician Jonathan Drake takes the Zombie for a mystical float. The trick is among many he will be teaching kids during classes at Poulsbo Parks and Recreation later this year.

Many pieces fit in bond puzzle

Trevor Pyle/ Staff Photo The crowded halls of North Kitsap High School would get some relief if the school district's proposed bond is approved by voters. A second high school would be built.

Poulsbo eyes uncertain growth planning future

City advisory commission asks for helm on local sub-area plan.

Letters 01/13/01

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Never too young to learn about history

While you're never too old to learn something new the reverse can also be true. This Saturday children ages 4-6 and their parents can learn about the history of the Suquamish tribe as part of the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum's Kinder History program.

Local film pokes Bremerton fun

"Courtesy Photos I'll Be Here 'Til I Leave stars Dominic Dofelmier and Maria Knox as a filmmaker and his girlfriend, who both want to flee Bremerton. "

Booking a huge crowd

"Joe Irwin/Staff Photos Mayor Donna Jean Brucecuts the ceremonial ribbon in front of the newly renovated building in Poulsbo while librarian Susan Lavin lends a hand to make sure all goes according to plan. (Next page) Kids enjoy good food, company and balloons before plunging into all the Valborg Oyen Library has to offer. This small group was joined by many others Sunday who absorbed not only the knowledge of the books on hand but their new surroundings as well. "

Parking and bathrooms? Both still in short supply

POULSBO - The historic district may have anything and everything when it comes to meeting locals' and tourists' shopping needs but for several years now it has come up markedly short in two crucial categories.

CALENDAR 1/10/01

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Tribal Treasurer talks about recall vote

"SUQUAMISH - Amidst allegations that she has lost her ability to lead the Suquamish Tribe as treasurer, Georgia George Rye plans to keep a positive outlook on the recall meeting set for one week from now. I plan to keep my chin up because I know I have not done anything wrong, she said. "

Slow ride – take it easy along Front St. Street

"Joe Irwin/Staff Photo The face of Front Street will be changing dramatically in 2002 as crews work to make much-needed improvements to drainage, curbs and sidewalks there. The lengthy process begins next week when surveyors will visit the highly-traveled road. "

CALENDAR 1/6/01

"Events, meetings and activities in and around North Kitsap. "