Volunteers fuel effort for outdoor classroom

POULSBO — The woods near Poulsbo Elementary have a new addition: four picnic tables and two small wooden foot bridges.

Reptileman’s scaly creatures wow Wolfle students

KINGSTON — Offer the kids at Wolfle Elementary a treat and they won’t ask for pizza or Krispy Kreme donuts, they’ll ask for iguanas and king cobras.

Actors pay tribute to Harry Chapin in song and in deed

POULSBO — Theatrical works often have the power to move audiences, and this month the Poulsbo Players say their newest work has also inspired the entire theatre.

Council opts for ‘no comment’ on R-51

POULSBO — It could become one of the most contentious ballot measures in the general election, and the Poulsbo City Council has opted to stay out of the fray.

Suquamish Tribe digs deep for new casino

SUQUAMISH — A six-year dream for the Suquamish Tribe and Port Madison Enterprises came true Monday morning with a shovel of dirt.

Wolfle Elementary gets a playful addition

KINGSTON — Don’t be surprised if the new playground games at Wolfle Elementary put a new spring in principal Mary Jane Fraser’s step.

NK’s Blackwood snags OC coaching job

POULSBO — Clay Blackwood, who graduated from North Kitsap High School in 1990 and has been an assistant coach with the fastpitch team for the last eight years, has taken a job as assistant coach with the Olympic College fastpitch softball team.

Grandson’s admiration leads to local museum

POULSBO — A plain sign is all that marks the portal that is the front door to the A. Phimister Proctor Museum and curator Sandy Church likes to call it “Poulsbo’s best kept secrets.”

North clips Klahowya 4-1 for weekend win

POULSBO — The Vikings rang up goals faster than a supermarket checker in the first few minutes of Saturday’s game against Klahowya.

Editorial-Poulsbo’s best kept secret

Little Norway’s best kept secret won’t be a secret for long. But that’s okay with Sandy Church. For years, the quiet owner of Liberty Bay Auto has been amassing an enormous collection of A. Phimister Proctor art, not for his own edification, but to remember the talents of his grandfather.

Courtesy expands for good of city, sales

POULSBO — Talk to the folks at Courtesy Chevrolet about their newly-built lots and the “c” word will inevitably come up.

Septemberfest learns merit of being for kids

POULSBO — After weeks of waiting and worrying, Septemberfest organizers were all smiles about the festival’s return to Little Norway last weekend.

Valley Nursery ushers in the first day of fall

POULSBO — Valley Nursery waved goodbye to summer in style last weekend as it hosted its 16th annual Fall Festival.

Splashdown: community pool opens

POULSBO — After a long wait, North Kitsap residents can plunge in to the North Kitsap Community Pool again.

Friendly competition fills S’Klallam Days

LITTLE BOSTON — For being one of the smaller festivals of the summer, last weekend’s S’Klallam Days was certainly as busy as the larger events that took place over the past three months.

The place to see the watercrafts of yesteryear

POULSBO — Like stately dowagers, they promenaded the waters of the Puget Sound at a time when teak and mahogany were preferred to fiberglass and vinyl.

Sheriff’s office will stay open in Kingston

KINGSTON — Residents of Kingston can take a breath of safe air. The Kitsap County Sheriff’s office is here to stay.

Editorial-It’s a sad day in N. Kitsap

Would you deride the efforts of a veteran?

Permanent EMS levy fails to pass

In a stunning upset, the permanent Emergency Medical Service levies for North Kitsap Fire & Rescue and Poulsbo Fire Department did not pass in Tuesday’s primary election.

Helping families live with a life-changing ailment

POULSBO — Six years ago Tim and Dawn Simonson’s daughter Noelle stopped gaining weight. The 2-year-old weighed as much as she had at age 1 and although she was well fed, her belly swelled like that of a malnourished child.