Kingston UGA gets surprise go ahead

KINGSTON — Kitsap County has decided to let the little city by the sea move forward with a decision that has been 13 years in the waiting.

The Fest is the best in Poulsbo this weekend

POULSBO — The 35th Annual Viking Fest kicks off in two days, promising the same excitement the three-day celebration has come to be known for.

Food banks hope the donation is in the mail

Local postal carriers will be picking up more than just the mail Saturday as members of the National Association of Letter Carriers takes up their bags during the group’s 11th annual food drive May 10.

Editorial-Step out for a worthy cause

Everyone out there who doesn’t need exercise and a good time please raise your hands... No one? Well then there really isn’t much of an excuse to miss out on an event where you can get both and raise some money for a worthy cause as well.

Nelson Park design will retain rural feel

POULSBO — With about a month to go before development of Nelson Park is set to occur, Poulsbo Parks and Recreation now has a working drawing of how the finished product will likely look.

Veterans of longest day finally get day in the sun

POULSBO — Congressman Jay Inslee commented Saturday that he felt it was most appropriate to honor the sons of liberty on the shores of Liberty Bay.

North Kitsap trio leads swing revival

POULSBO — North Kitsap High School freshman Miquela Pendleton is so serious on the golf course that her demeanor has earned its own nickname: ‘The Miquela March.’

Hansville gazes into the planning crystal ball

HANSVILLE — When an April Fool’s sign on the corner of Point No Point Road promised a future of high rise condos and wetland-friendly water parks in Kitsap County’s northernmost town, it was an ironic wake up call for the leaders of Hansville, Eglon and surrounding communities.

Editorial-Rotary gets a huge boost

Generosity in the northern reaches of this county may just be the best thing about living here. That’s what members of the Poulsbo-North Kitsap Rotary must’ve been thinking earlier this week when the final tally for the group’s annual auction came in.

North Kitsap wrestling coach Maguire resigns

POULSBO — Larry Maguire has decided that 42 years in school is enough.

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.