Musical energy brings audience to its feet

SUQUAMISH — The immense energy of the Git Hoan musicians’ performance last weekend was nearly overwhelming as audience members danced to the beat of Native American ceremonial drumming.

Commercial sprinkler fee has PFD all fired up

POULSBO — A new utility rate structure that’s been in place for only three months is hindering the Poulsbo Fire Department’s ability to affect safety improvements in Little Norway, Fire Chief Jim Shields told council members this week.

Viking band swings — and wins — in NYC

POULSBO — When the North Kitsap High School symphonic band stepped onto the stage of Carnegie Hall in New York City last week, each musician stopped and stared at the towering seats, the expansive stage and the beautiful surroundings.

Girls’ track team edges Wolves, Knights

POULSBO — For South Kitsap, a stumble didn’t matter. And for North, six points made all the difference.

Editorial-District made the right call

While it was definitely unexpected timing, the unanimous decision made by the North Kitsap School Board April 10 to approve a health clinic at Spectrum was coming down the tracks anyway. The board was definitely leaning in that direction well before Thursday night — there’s no denying that fact. Sure there will be plenty of griping about this next week.

Kingston UGA plan hits another hurdle

KINGSTON — Just when the Kitsap Planning Commission was expecting to take a big stride toward adopting the Kingston Sub-area Plan, the group’s members and residents this week ran into an unexpected hurdle.

NKSD opens up and says ‘aye’ to clinic

POULSBO — In a move that surprised the sparse audience — and at least one board member — the North Kitsap School Board approved the health clinic at Spectrum Community School during its April 10 meeting.

North Kitsap gridders look to renew old rivalry

POULSBO — The boys of fall are going to see a lot more summer for the start of the 2003 football season.

High expectations earn high award for teacher

POULSBO — Whether she’s making them craft a report on the book “12 Angry Men” or making sure they pay attention when she reads the works of John Steinbeck out loud, Sue Kaizuka doesn’t go easy on her students.

Breidablik library set to open up a whole new world

POULSBO — To enter the Breidablik Elementary library, students will soon walk beneath an arch fashioned out of driftwood. If they decide to stay and read, they might pick a spot next to the rocky turtle tank.

Having a true nature to nurture

POULSBO — Ardis Morrow still vividly remembers the morning her eldest son got up for his first day of school at the third school he’d attended that year.

Three local kayakers will test the best

POULSBO — Three North Kitsap athletes will test their skills against the top young kayakers in the country this summer.

Editorial-Victims deserve more than rights

It’s a shame that we have to have a special week to commemorate victims of crimes. A shame these crimes have even took place and continue to take place.

Suquamish hopes to keep up ROAR program

SUQUAMISH — The thriving Suquamish reading programs will continue next year, but so will the search for funding.

Golfers want to do more than just putt along

POULSBO — Last year wasn’t a fluke. It wasn’t an anomaly. But it might have been the beginning of a dynasty.

Weather doesn’t dampen Port Gamble market fun

POULSBO — A drizzly day greeted the first day of the first-ever Port Gamble Sunday Market, but mittened hands and cups of cocoa kept vendors and visitors in a sunny disposition.

Rotary donation going once, going twice, sold to council

POULSBO — Look for Little Norway to be the next poster child for Mastercard.

Tenants claim port overcharged for five years

POULSBO — Two evicted Poulsbo Marina tenants are still making waves this week as they accused the Port of Poulsbo of overcharging its tenants since 1999.

Purple reign slowed by rain in Silverdale

SILVERDALE — At times, Tuesday afternoon’s tilt between North and Central Kitsap resembled a car wash more than a soccer game.

Editorial-Flying under our radar…

What ever happened to that mystery tenant at Olhava? Some of us are wondering, and rightly so, whether the yet-to-be-named mega store is still enroute to the North Kitsap neighborhood.