News

Shoreline debate heating up

"What's the hottest topic in town these days? Nope, not the weather or the Mariners surprising slump, but the proposed shoreline regulations. "

“Location, location, station location…”

"For months that stretched into years, NKF&R, Hansville and Poulsbo Fire Departments have been working on a complex jigsaw puzzle of a map that balances population growth projections, traffic on narrow roads, and a necessity to provide prompt emergency response time to all areas of North Kitsap. "

The doctor is in – Port Gamble

"PORT GAMBLE - For a person who gets up before the chickens, Dr. Deltona Figliola knows the importance of a good night's rest. In fact, it's something she tries to incorporate in assisting children who suffer from nightmares. While some in the medical profession would be quick to jot out an illegible prescription, Dr. Figliola is more apt to tell her young patient, Take a horse and call me in the morning. This old-fashioned horse-sense doctoring, she said, is what sets the Medicine Mill in Port Gamble apart from other practices in the area. Dr. Figliola explained that when a child presses the hoof of one of the small, plush toys offered at her office a recorded story about horses chasing away nightmares is played. The soothing three-minute message is typically enough to put the youngster back to sleep for the remainder of the evening. Nightmares are part of childhood, she said. These horses work wonders for kids - I won't put kids on drugs for nightmares. "

Celebrating heritage at Chief Seattle Days

"SUQUAMISH - Thousands of people converged on the waterfront this weekend to celebrate the memory of Chief Seattle. In keeping with the leader's vision to bring understanding between cultures, Benny Armstrong, Tribal Chairman, welcomed the crowd. He spoke of the Suquamish tribe's goal for 2000. He urged tribal and non-tribal members to work together to accomplish their goals. U.S. Rep. Jay Inslee echoed that sentiment calling for cooperation to settle some unfinished business. He talked about salmon recovery efforts in the area and denounced the Republicans' call to disband tribal governments. But, the celebration this past weekend wasn't about politics, but about pride. "

Fire station site approved

Commissioners deny location appeal.

Hastings loses school board seat

Judge denies residency appeal.

Home construction unearths artifacts

County halts home building project next to Old Man House.

NKF&R station decision put on hold

Commissioners to vote Aug. 21.

Arts by the Bay will draw crowds

"POULSBO - Over 30 arts and crafts booths will be dotting the landscape at Poulsbo's Waterfront Park this weekend as the 20th annual Arts by the Bay officially gets underway. Music and food will augment the well-attended festival which serves as a bridge between Little Norway and the greater artistic community of the Northwest region. According to organizer Val Torrens, the event will pretty much cater to all tastes and offer a terrific opportunity for children to explore their hidden talents. "

In times of good news

"There are times at all newspapers, including the Herald, when we seem to report more bad or sad news than anything else. Then there are the good times, when the news is filled with people who are performing deeds of great kindness, and selfless acts to help build their community--with no special gain to themselves. We're in one of those treasured good times, which you'll see reflected in recent papers. "

Movie listings

Movie times for around Kitsap County.

Business in Poulsbo gets huge telecom boost

POULSBO - Businesses in Little Norway got a shot in the arm this week as Sprint and the Kitsap Regional Economic Development Council unveiled the installation of a new Internet backbone point-of-presence. The Sprint POP is being considered by many as a big bang in terms of being a milestone in improve telecommunications access here.

Fifth annual fun run raises Habitat for Humanity funds

"SUQUAMISH-For Kevin Anderson, the Saturday morning fun run meant a first place ribbon. For Allie Torstenson, it was a step toward providing another family with the security she has known for the past three years. About 100 runners lined up at in downtown Suquamish and at the command were off on their journey. The Hot Feet for Humanity 5K Fun Run/Walk, benefiting Kitsap County Habitat for Humanity raised several hundred dollars that will aid families on their journey to home ownership."

North Kitsap Friends of Library books opening bash

Special event slated for late October.

OC Poulsbo bidding expected in early 2001

Work progressing on schedule.

Indianola holds annual town meeting

Residents gather to hear what's new.

Capt. Mooselips sails into Twinkie history

"POULSBO - What do you do with 2,410 Twinkies? Ask Paul Dudley of Poulsbo. Twenty-two years ago, Dudley started collecting a Twinkie here and a Twinkie there from kids as he ferried the Camp Fire girls and boys across the Puget Sound from Seattle to Vashon Island. It all started very innocently for Capt. Mooselips one summer while he was joking around and checking out campers lunch boxes enroute to Camp Sealth. Spying a Twinkie, he informed the young owner that he could take the helm of Daboata the following year - provided he had another Twinkie for him. The next year, he did, with Mooselips' name on it. But so did a lot of the other campers. The sweet-tasting tradition was born. "

Who says politics has to be dirty?

"Just as the campaign season begins in earnest, reports are reaching us that not all candidates (or supporters of candidates) are playing by the rules. "

History is her story

"Escape from Cuba adds personal dimension to Poulsbo teacher's lessonsOne day when Marta Richardson was young and still lived in Cuba, her father and brother were driving in the country and found a cow with its head caught between the slats of a fence.So José Perez, her father, and José Manuel, her older brother, chopped the head off of the cow and somehow lifted the carcass into the car. It dripped blood all the way home. Drops of blood fell from the trunk of the car into the street. When they had driven home and dragged the body of the cow into the courtyard, which was shaded by walls and trees, the family set to chopping up the cow. Soon chunks of meat lay on the ground. Meat to be sold, to be given away, but most of all to be eaten. For Richardson's family, it was a happy time. But the family was reminded of the danger when the head of a neighbor, a known spy for the government, popped up above the wall. She looked at the scene for a moment: the slaughtered cow, the piles of precious meat. Then she asked, Do you think I could have some of that? "

Unity stressed at outdoor service

"S'KLALLAM- Fellowship flourished under the cedar trees at the tribal center Sunday when several North Kitsap congregations joined in prayer. About 300 members from area churches participated in the fifth annual prayer service hosted by the S'Klallam Community Church. A salmon bake and potluck followed the service. The S'Klallam Nation Singers welcomed the group with traditional welcome songs. It's great, said Michael Jones, leader of the S'Klallam Nation Singers. He looked out over the sea of faces and said it reminded him of his childhood. As young kids we used to get up and sing songs like 'Peace in the Valley,' and 'Old Country Church,' he said. He would perform at the S'Klallam Community Church, the church his grandfather founded and his uncle oversaw for more than 30 years. "