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Parents give Gordon portables a facelift

"KINGSTON - Last weekend, parents came to Gordon Elementary with shovels, rakes, and tape measurers - ready to get to work. Gordon Elementary has moved the Options program, for the first time ever, entirely into the six portables behind the school. So, parents decided to give the area a bit of a facelift. They helped build a stage for the program's plays. They pulled weeds and planted trees. They hooked up computer cables. We organized it all by e-mail, said Carrie Snyder, who has two children in the program, sons Robbie and Ben. Snyder said the change is impressive. It's unbelievable, you wouldn't believe it, Snyder said. It looks great. No one would recognize it as the same place. "

Taking a holistic new look at careers

"POULSBO - Sometimes tragedy can be a good thing. It certainly was for Maria Marsala. The native New Yorker (like thousands of people across the nation each year) was involved in a serious car accident while residing on the east coast. But instead of taking the why me? approach to the incident, Marsala instead took stock of her life. Following the crash, Marsala completed what she called her life resumé, in which she jotted down every single job (paid and unpaid) she ever had The resume offered her true insight into what field she was really meant to work in. Having experience as a Wall Street trader (not as stressful as managing, she said), a consultant and a teacher among other occupations, Marsala found that she had the potential to be a great coach. It was one of those things that just popped up at me, she explained with a smile, accompanied with what she called a slow-Brooklyn accent. "

Shoreline discussion washes up in Poulsbo

Meeting fliers draw large crowd and ruin session at Marine Science Center.

Martha and Mary workers resume labor negotiations

Registered and licensed practical nurses join Local 381 bargaining unit.

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.