Editorial-Looking forward to laundry day…

First and foremost, congratulations to the graduating seniors of 2003. You’ve all worked hard these past four or five years and deserve a little breather from pencils, books, teachers (their dirty looks) and the daily pressures of high school. We know that for a while it may have seemed that the world revolved around North Kitsap.

Old Man Park caught in tug-o-war

SUQUAMISH — Several parties interested in either ownership or assistance in maintaining of the Old Man House State Park have moved forward in working to keep the park as it is — open to the public.

The Cavs are playing in a travelling band

KINGSTON — A successful year is drawing to a close for the Kingston Junior High Band.

Sapling snatcher takes family tree off Fjord Drive

POULSBO — The first-ever Celebration Trees to be planted in Little Norway was news that city staff applauded last month. But those cheers turned to jeers this week #when one of the trees was stolen over the weekend.

Editorial-Austurbruin ready to blast

You’ve really got to hand it to the folks at the Austurbruin. They know how to get things done. They know how to get the community involved to improve their neighborhood and most of all — they know how to accomplish all this and have a good time doing it.

Small kids with huge hearts fill a big need

KINGSTON — The response three young Kingstonites received from their neighbors on Barrett Road during a self-organized money drive for Poulsbo Fishline was bigger than expected.

SCA brings on the knights to North Kitsap

PORT GAMBLE — Members of the Kingdom of An Tir converged upon the hills of the former mill town, changing it from a quiet community to an elegant and chivalrous step back in time last weekend. The alteration was embraced with open arms.

Hoover stutters to fourth at Star Track

PASCO — A little stutter step down the backstretch of the 300 intermediate hurdles race at Star Track XXI slowed down Kolby Hoover just enough to move the North Kitsap track star from the front to finish in the middle of the pack.

Little League celebrates golden anniversary

POULSBO — When North Kitsap Little League began 50 years ago, the field that would eventually become Snider Park was nothing but stumps.

Local helps grieving family turn tragedy into triumph

POULSBO — Call it more of a reunion than a first introduction. Walking through the halls of the Silverdale Red Lion this week, Poulsbo resident Emily Jensen scanned faces in the crowd for Debra Rosacker.

Editorial-Back to the Future part IV

You probably won’t run into Marty McFly or Doc Brown this weekend in Port Gamble and while the lumber town will be filled with knights, ladies and squires, casting crews from “Back to the Future IV” probably won’t be on hand either.

Prince offers up backyard education

POULSBO — The 20-acre property off Stevens Uhler Road is many things to two groups of community members.

Broadband ship comes in for Port of Poulsbo

POULSBO — This month, the Port of Poulsbo will go high-tech when it hooks up to its own wireless broadband Internet system.

Fireworks stands open for the season

SUQUAMISH — Not only does Memorial Day weekend get people geared up for the summer in the Northwest, but so do certain businesses lining Highway 305 that are made from plywood and sell hundreds of cases of colorful explosives.

A weekend faire with medieval flair

PORT GAMBLE — The handsome knights and lovely ladies of the Middle Ages will be welcoming outsiders to step back in time with them next weekend. With rapier combat, archery contests and lavish courts sprawled all over Port Gamble’s majestic fields, people of today will be able to take part in ancient traditions — slightly modified by modern technology.

Editorial-Pay tribute on Memorial Day

Gone. The men and women we honor each Memorial Day are gone. They died so that others could live.

Tolman eyes state after topping league

POULSBO — Andy Tolman used to think that golf was a simple game, but the impression didn’t last long.

Pearson project will be delayed a year

POULSBO — The oldest school in the North Kitsap School District will have to wait one more year for its long-awaited renovations.

Summer of traffic goes swimmingly for salmon

POULSBO — An aerial photo of Lindvig Way taken in the late 1960s shows the broad, clear channel of Dogfish Creek flowing under a bridge and meeting in a healthy estuary with the headwaters of Liberty Bay.

Fourth time’s the charm as Jensen tames the ‘fisk

POULSBO — Unlike Sampson, perhaps hair is the antithesis of Eric Perkins’ source of power. In 2001 facial hair was the lutefisk wolfer’s downfall, but the crowd-pleaser returned the next year clean shaven and took home the championship.