Making sure the home is sweet home

KINGSTON — Pat Heenan said when decorating the home, one doesn’t always have to tear up the room and start over. Just a simple change in paint, a new piece of furniture or even moving lamps, chairs, tables and the like around can change the whole mood or feeling of a room.

Front Street past halfway

POULSBO — The Front Street construction project has cleared the halfway point and city engineers say drivers will soon begin seeing payoffs for three months of delays.

North Kitsap bikers race to good finish in Idaho

SAND POINT, IDAHO — Three North Kitsap athletes, three top-three finishes.

Artists coming out of the woodwork for annual event

PORT GAMBLE — The quiet lumbermill town of Port Gamble will be alive and jumping this weekend as regional artists come out of the woodwork to display their talents while offering the public a chance to get creative.

Babe Ruth seniors second in state

KENT — Even after the North Kitsap Senior Babe Ruth team was eliminated from the state tournament this weekend, manager Derrin Doty kept reaching for superlatives.

Passing along the baton of hope

POULSBO — Anyone who imagines a fund raiser to be an rigorous, ultra-formal event should have seen Nick Pealstrom Saturday morning.

Little League team puts together big tournament

POULSBO — The North Kitsap Little League American League All-Stars fell one win short of a trip to state this year, but that doesn’t mean the year wasn’t successful.

Davalos ends eighth year, looks forward to more

SUQUAMISH — When Joe Davalos first became principal at Suquamish Elementary eight years ago, the PTA had dwindled down to about 20 members.

Poulsbo opts not to extend its utilities

POULSBO — Planning to weather the annexation storm stirred up by a March 14 Supreme Court decision, city council Wednesday night decided to batten down its hatches with the hope that the state legislature will stop blowing sunshine and bring some decent weather.

City okays new zoning ordinance

POULSBO — “Two steps forward, one step back,” was how Poulsbo resident Muriel Williams described city council’s unanimous approval of its new zoning ordinance Wednesday night.

Across the world in your own backyard

KINGSTON — Residents of Kingston can have a piece of Italy without going anywhere — except just across the street.

14-year-olds storm back to snag district championship

PORT ANGELES — Earlier this year, the North Kitsap 14-year-old Babe Ruth team was in a must-win game, and Ryan Anderson was a toelength out of play.

No no-no, but a near-perfect victory

POULSBO — For a pitcher who had just come within kissing distance of perfection, Miles Thomson was unusually modest Monday afternoon.

Favorite local coffee hangout shuts down

SUQUAMISH — The place “where everyone knows your name” will cease to exist next week. But the music will live on.

Where the alligator cracks open wide

POULSBO — After dreaming of a smooth ride on 10th Avenue for several years and coming close to realizing improvements on the crack-laden stretch, the City of Poulsbo got a rude awakening last week when it was informed that proposed work would have to wait yet another season.

New art center set to celebrate new space

KINGSTON — Fire, coffee, music, food and all sorts of energy will be bringing new life to the Old Kingston Hotel when a new non-profit organization that has been offering classes for the past several months will truly open its doors to the community with a bash this weekend.

Fishline food bank finally gets a facelift

POULSBO — There’s food on the walls of the Fishline Food Bank now, as well as on the shelves.

Two old couches? No problem

This Saturday Kitsap residents can jettison any of their broken-down or unuseable furniture such as sofas, chairs, tables, mattresses, beds, bookcases and more for free.

County blesses AT&T broadband merger

Kitsap County isn’t in the cable business, but it does have an interest in assuring its residents can tap reliable cable services through regulatory franchise agreements with companies such as AT&T Broadband.

Just you and tree and the road makes three

SUQUAMISH — Suquamish residents are not unaccustomed to big booms this time of year but when neighbors on Fir Street heard an enormous blast Monday morning, they quickly realized that it was something other than a late fireworks display.