Hancock cuts bait at Fishline

"POULSBO - She's helped offer a hand to the needy in the North Kitsap community for seven years, but the last seven months were too much for former Fishline manager Susan Hancock. Hancock, who has spearheaded everything from fund raisers to food drives during her service at the community food bank, said recent differences with Fishline's board of directors are what ultimately led to her resignation. Her last day was Friday, Sept. 7. "

Wellness Center loses certification

"SUQUAMISH - The Suquamish Wellness Program's state certification has been revoked based on the results of an investigation by the Department of Social and Health Services, Department of Alcohol and Substance Abuse. The investigation, conducted Aug 14-15, found that the Wellness program failed to report patients who did not comply with court-ordered treatment. This occurred on seven occasions within a 12-month period in 2000-2001. "

First day of school a blessing in disguise

"POULSBO - The doors opened at all North Kitsap schools on Wednesday, and in walked about 6,400 students for the first day of school. At Poulsbo Elementary, students from shy kindergartners to stoic sixth-graders were welcomed with an outdoor flag ceremony, The Star-Spangled Banner, and a few words from North Kitsap School District Superintendent Dr. Gene Medina. How was your summer? Medina asked. Did you have fun? The answer was enthusiastic: Yeeeeesssss! "

Time for some end of summer cleaning

"KINGSTON - Rise and shine Kingston. The fifth annual Kingston Pride Day is scheduled for 8 a.m.-10 a.m. Saturday. Litter gatherers will meet at the John L. Scott Real Estate building in Kingston (in the Thriftway Shopping Center). When (downtown Kingston) is picked up, they don't litter for a while, said Karen Ross of the Kingston Revitalization Association, which is a sponsor of the event. "

Port looks for financial fit for its rock wall slip

"POULSBO - BIG dollars are needed to solve a large erosion shoreline problem, Port of Poulsbo officials agree. With 25 years of continual tidal shifts tearing away at its rock bulkhead along the waterfront, the port must now figure out where exactly it's going to find the money to finance extensive repair work the wall so desperately requires. "

District raises WASL scores

"POULSBO - With one exception, the North Kitsap School district has raised all of its scores in the WASL. Students in grades four, seven and 10 take the WASL (Washington Assessment of Student Learning) each year. The test, which asks questions in four categories - reading, mathematics, writing and listening - will be required for students to graduate beginning in 2008. "

Race for the Cure silent auction slated

"POULSBO - Last year Linda Francalangia missed the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure because something else came up. This year she will go as a breast cancer survivor. By the time the Sept. 23 event comes to pass, she will have completed her treatment. "

Elvis is in the building and on camera

"KINGSTON - Hula hoops, hot rods, poodle skirts and saddle shoes could all be seen at the My Girl Drive-In Monday. in a few months, KCTS Channel 9 producers hope the My Girl will be seen all over Western Washington. Crews for the public television station were at My Girl filming a blast from the past complete with a vintage automobile show and Elvis. "

Turning the clock back three decades

"BREMERTON - Thirty years ago, a class of North Kitsap High School students created a time capsule out of a sealed wooden box. The box was painted purple and gold and in it was placed some of the most precious history of the community: audio interviews with pioneers like Henry Brown and Fred Fredericksen; recorded interviews of older Native Americans; and reproductions of old photographs, going back to just about the turn of the century. "

NK teachers

"POULSBO - Nine months a year, Chad Gillespie is a teacher at North Kitsap High School. But when summer begins, Gillespie's work doesn't end; It merely changes locations. "

Suquamish woman murdered in home

"SUQUAMISH - Sometime between Thursday evening and Friday noon Barbara J. Sneed, 65, of Suquamish was stabbed to death in her Fern Street home. Kitsap County detectives are releasing few details about the crime until a suspect is found, said Mike Davis, chief of detectives with the Kitsap County Sheriff's office. "

Councilman Regis joins Mayoral race

"POULSBO - The phone has been ringing off the hook. People want another viable alternative, Poulsbo City Councilman Mike Regis said Monday of his decision to seek the the position of mayor. He plans to file at city hall next week, joining candidate Sherry Appleton and incumbent Mayor Donna Jean Bruce in the election race. "

Putting the pieces together again

"SUQUAMISH - The three-foot marble cross sitting atop Chief Seattle's monument is seamlessly repaired and fortified against another attack. Then the Suquamish community followed suit. In a rededication ceremony held Saturday morning at the Suquamish Chief's gravesite, about 100 people gathered to honor the man whose spirit continues to bring understanding between cultures. "

Peninsula Glen tenants again voicing concerns

POULSBO - Amy Gordon barbecues often. It isn't because summer has arrived and sunny days are prevalent. It's because the stove in her apartment is broken. The front of the door on the every-day appliance fell off four months ago. It's ventilation system is loosely connected with aging duct tape.

The big booms over Liberty Bay

"POULSBO - Like enormous magnets, sunny skies and the prospect of good times brought people from all over the nation to Little Norway Tuesday to celebrate on the eve of America's 225th birthday. A crowd of some 45,000 spectators made its way to Poulsbo's waterfront and the surrounding area to watch the sky over Liberty Bay explode with color. The Fireworks on the Fjord didn't disappoint but the finale was simply the topper on what many agree was a perfect day. "

Olympic College president gives notice of resignation

"POULSBO - It's as if the 'Perils of Pauline' are following the Olympic College campus project, Poulsbo City Councilman Ed Stern said just 24 hours after hearing that the biggest advocate for the Poulsbo branch, OC President Karl Jonietz, has announced his resignation. "

Property owners rally against 4(d) exemption

HANSVILLE - A standing room only crowd packed into the Hansville Community Center Thursday night to hear what the Kitsap Alliance of Property Owners called the truth about the proposed 4(d) exemption.

Having a voice in decisions matters

Having a voice in decisions matters

Taking fire protection seriously in Kitsap County

"POULSBO - They've been years in the making, but plans for a new Kitsap County Fire District 18 satellite station are finally off the back burner and getting some steady heat. The attention, according to proponents, is coming at just the right time because the region encompassed in the district is preparing for additional population and construction - both of which will need fire protection. "

Mosquito Fleet trial run nets 133 people

"POULSBO - After making it's departure from the Port of Poulsbo promptly at noon Tuesday, the water bus St. Nicholas did something that surprised even the veteran passengers of the Washington State Ferry system - it stopped, turned around and picked up three women who were running a tad late. "