Car bash a smashing good time

POULSBO — By the time half of Wednesday’s school day had passed, the Hyundai Excel parked behind the North Kitsap High School Gym was a mess.

Nelson farmhouse on pace to meet deadline

POULSBO — It’s been a long, hard winter for the Bight of Poulsbo restoring the Nelson farmhouse, but founder Bill Austin now says he can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Remembering Alice Wood, one of NK’s brightest stars

Alice Wood made bus rides seem shorter. She would saunter aboard the bus in a faux leopard skin coat and movie-star glasses.

Finally, Vikings take a bite of the Cougars

SILVERDALE — Maybe it’s time to put some money on the Boston Red Sox to take the World Series. Maybe Zippy Chippy, the infamous race horse who ran 97 races without a win, will finally find the winner’s circle.

Broadband backbone is connected to the…

POULSBO — Education. Government. Homeland security. Commerce. All these things will be the beneficiaries of a new fiber optic backbone in Kitsap County was the message of a recent meeting of the Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council.

Golden Dragon reopens with promise of new future

POULSBO — For the first time in almost two months, the Golden Dragon Chinese Restaurant in downtown Little Norway is hopping.

The King of Kingston names ‘air’ to throne

KINGSTON — Lindvog Avenue was packed last weekend with big-eyed amateurs, confident professionals and even curious outsiders as the best of the best, locally and nationally, shredded cement at the community skatepark.

Residents take public swings at Wal-Mart

POULSBO — Hundreds of North Kitsap residents, hoping to play the role of Jack, are frantically chopping away at the credibility beanstalk. Their hope? To kill the corporate giant Wal-Mart before it sets foot in Poulsbo.

Vikings’ tennis team set to have a ball at invitational

POULSBO — The North Kitsap Vikings will have a tennis tournament to call their own this weekend. North Kitsap will host five Puget Sound tennis teams Saturday in the first-ever Viking Invitational.

Editorial-What is going on in Kingston?

They don’t call them the Kingston Community Advisory Committee for nothing, folks. Tonight at 7 p.m., the KCAC will be taking advice and giving plenty of information to the residents of North Kitsap as the group hosts its fifth annual “What’s going on in Kingston?” gathering.

Learning about culture on a dare

BANGOR — Native American tribes have been doing it for thousands of years, so it didn’t hurt when a few sixth graders from Vinland Elementary School did it, too.

Large group shows up to say, ‘Thanks but no thanks, Sam’

POULSBO — It was standing room only at the Poulsbo Library Wednesday night as more than 200 people showed up to speak their minds about Wal-Mart.

Editorial – Our grand old lady still has it

Any doubts, questions or concerns that North Kitsap loves Sammy Quinn should have been put to rest this week. The grand lady of Kingston, who credits support of the community for helping her through her most recent bout with cancer, received more letters than some of our political candidates after a single letter questioned her value to our readers.

City planner resigns post this June

POULSBO — Planning Director Glenn Gross confirmed this week that he’ll be trading in four walls and a desk at City Hall for the thrill of the open road beginning this summer.

Special Olympics swimmers ready to charge

POULSBO — Katie Burton was born with a neurological disorder called hydrocephalus. It didn’t stop her from learning to swim at 3 years old, didn’t stop her from becoming a “born swimmer” and didn’t stop her from wanting to shave a few seconds off her time during each trip around the pool.

S’Klallam elder joins fight against child abuse

KINGSTON — Darlene Peters has added another dish to what is an already full plate.

Ecofest abundant with larger than life animals

KINGSTON — When festival-goers of Ecofest walked onto the grounds of the Stillwaters Environmental Education Center last weekend, they saw a black, white and pink-spotted animal that isn’t typically seen in North Kitsap’s wetland habitats.

Sales help North Kitsap horticulture bloom

POULSBO — Poulsbo Junior High students stood elbow-to-elbow in one of the school’s greenhouses Monday morning, preparing more than 1,000 geraniums for a trip away from home.

Salon adds new services but keeps fun attitude

KINGSTON — Lynn Hammond of Harbor Hair Design recently changed business locations for the third time in her career as a hairdresser — but for the better.

Editorial-It doesn’t have to work here

Well, Wal-Mart’s got its foot in the door at Olhava. Months of speculation have officially been confirmed. The end of an era is certainly at hand but the corporation must not be the end of Poulsbo as we know it. Our community here and the community of North Kitsap will definitely be impacted by its weight.