Kingston reigns in holiday cheer

KINGSTON — The rain subsided in time for two antique tractor trailers, two horse carriages and Santa Claus to make an appearance in the Little City By The Sea last weekend.

Male choruses warm holidays with song

POULSBO — Male chorus singing in Norway may have roots as far back as the Gregorian chants in the year 300, however, Sunday night was all about the present and the future of this art form.

Raising the candied roof at gingerbread parties

POULSBO — When surrounded by an endless variety of candy and gobs of icing as white as snow, it’s hard to resist snacking while creating a holiday gingerbread house.

Miss Poulsbo pageant searches for number 50

POULSBO — While celebrating the successful end to one program’s first year, the Miss Poulsbo/Miss Kitsap program will be lighting 50 birthday candles for the other.

From Finland to the finish line

PORT GAMBLE — After 48 marathons and 16 over-50 mile “ultra marathons,” one might expect that Port Gamble resident Pekka Termonen would be thinking about hanging up his running shoes.

Footing the foot ferry bill

Two months ago, as Kitsap Transit and company made their push to raise taxes and revive passenger-only ferry service here, Executive Director Dick Hayes made some good points about his agency’s proposal.

Poulsbo First makes appeal to community

POULSBO — A group united against a Wal-Mart in Poulsbo has once again resurfaced to stump up support for its efforts.

PYC brings the holiday to local waterways

POULSBO — When he’s not being pulled by eight tiny reindeer, apparently Santa sometimes arrives by boat.

BIG news lurks on the horizon for Waterfront Park’s rock wall

POULSBO — The City of Poulsbo and Port of Poulsbo should soon know if needed upgrades to port facilities and Waterfront Park will go forward on the preferred timeline.

Viking swimmers progress despite defeat

SHELTON — Though the North Kitsap boys’ swim and dive team was out-matched by a veteran Shelton squad and several Viking swimmers could not compete due to ineligibility issues Thursday, the team has reason to believe things are looking up.

Elves spread joy one brush stroke at a time

POULSBO — In one classic story, a band of elves works by night to fill a shoemaker’s shop with beautiful wares.

Private groups hope to float in on foot ferries

KINGSTON — After voters sunk Kitsap Transit’s proposed foot ferry tax in last month’s election, a group of private ferry companies is set on sailing another option for service from Kingston to Seattle.

NKSD may suffer from recension of impact fees

POULSBO — As the Kitsap County Commissioners rethink their June 2003 decision to increase county impact fees, the North Kitsap School District is hoping to find a way to keep the board from changing its mind.

Forester Bob shares his bounty with all who visit

POULSBO — Bob Klein jokes that his Christmas trees are like his great-grandchildren but it’s really the families he sees each holiday season that make it all worthwhile.

Chorus sings praises of upcoming concert

POULSBO — The Sons of Norway’s men’s chorus will celebrate its second season together by hosting a truly historical evening of song for the holidays.

Right-of-way vs. the right to own

For three decades, the people of Kingston have been cutting through man made paths between Lindvog and Parcell roads.

Kingston residents seeking best way between Lindvog and Parcell roads

KINGSTON — Residents on Lindvog and Parcell Road feel a trail needs to be established to provide safer access to the neighborhoods between the two streets — and they are making great strides in doing so.

From cardboard to computers

KINGSTON — The Corey Sign and Display Company Inc. has been around the block quite a few times during its stretch in Western Washington.

Viking cheerleaders inspire with spirit

POULSBO — As the North Kitsap winter sports teams prepare for the upcoming season, there is a group of determined girls who are also conditioning, working on its moves and strategies and getting pumped up for the season ahead.

Marina Market does Dutch treats for St. Nicholas Day

POULSBO — This weekend, families in Dutch countries will celebrate St. Nicholas Day — an event of magic and tradition where the saint of generosity visits homes with treats for all.