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Angeline project granted Suquamish Way access

"SUQUAMISH - One big bump in the road for a proposed Suquamish housing development near Angeline Avenue has been smoothed by gaining access through Suquamish way, county officials announced Thursday. Puget Sound Energy has agreed to allow vehicles to access the development by Suquamish Way. This would alleviate the traffic congestion residents feared the 22-home project would have caused on Angeline. This agreement is a great example of both parties thinking outside the box to reach a win-win solution, said Chris Endresen, Kitsap County Commissioner precinct one. "

Trawler Fest has arrived

POULSBO - The waters of Liberty Bay will be dotted with plenty of boats this week as the sixth annual West Marine Trawler Fest gets underway. Nearly 100 crafts will be on display and open for demonstration today at noon through Saturday at 6 p.m. at the Port of Poulsbo Marina.

Viking Fest will invade Poulsbo next weekend

POULSBO - Little Norway will seem a lot bigger next weekend as thousands of people from around the nation and beyond make their way here to partake in the fun and history that have become hallmarks of Poulsbo's annual Viking Fest.

“Hey Poulsbo, keep us out of this one”

"POULSBO - I regret putting you in the dark. Hopefully by the time you leave you still won't be in the dark, planning commission chairman Barry Babcock explained to a packed house at Vinland Elementary School just prior to beginning a public hearing on Poulsbo's proposed Urban Growth Area. The lights, Babcock said, had been turned off Thursday night to reduce noise in the cafeteria and allow the 120 people in attendance to be heard. He shouldn't have worried about that. "

Committee agrees on Kingston park plan

"KINGSTON - The Kingston Citizens Advisory Committee, once split on the proposed location of a new community center, has agreed that splitting community center functions is the best solution. The decision came at a specially scheduled meeting Wednesday specifically intended to hash out the Village Green park plan. "

“City seeks $100,000 grant for bayside land”

"POULSBO - Faced with the possibility of losing 12 acres of potential park land near Dogfish Creek to development, Poulsbo is working every angle it can to raise the $1.04 million needed to buy the property. "

City looks to improve performance measures

"POULSBO - Much like the How's my driving? bumper stickers that adorn vehicles around the nation, Poulsbo wants to find out How're we doing? City council met with several department heads Wednesday night to discuss whether or not Little Norway's government services were making the grade. In June 1999, Poulsbo adopted eight goals and implemented performance measures as a way to gauge whether the city is making any headway in hitting its own bull's eye. While there have certainly been huge steps toward improving the growth plan, encouraging economic development, efficiently using revenues and creating financial stability, supporting parks, providing basic services, providing professional customer service and enhancing education, council agreed that department heads should provide better progress reports to the elected body. "

Enjoying the comforts of home again

POULSBO - Driving 700 miles across country is no picnic - especially when it's across a foreign desert in temperatures that would have the Devil himself reaching for a glass of cool lemonade. But those are the conditions that Gordon and Judy Buehler of Poulsbo spent several weeks in February and March enduring as they made their way across India to assist locals in the earthquake-stricken town of Gujarat.

Poulsbo OC campus still in limbo

"POULSBO - The future of Poulsbo's Olympic Campus branch campus is still somewhat uncertain, and a cause of great concern to Poulsbo Mayor Donna Jean Bruce, Poulsbo City Councilmembers and Olympic College President Karl Jonietz. The cause for concern is a delay by Olhava project developer First Western Construction in beginning work on the project infrastructure. "

NS Cricket Club one of oldest clubs around

Established in 1921, The North Shore Cricket Club plays matches in the British Columbia Mainland Cricket League.The club fields four adult cricket teams and a… Continue reading

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The wicket truth

North Shore player brings world of cricket to schools.

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Tom Braidwood developed a career behind the camera, but today makes his living as an actor on The Lone Gunmen.

Instant Replay

Lock pranksters reveal a botched attempt and a close call at being caught; plus the North Shore’s all-star offspring of the 1956 “stall ball” champions.

Schreck fights Elections BC over Web site

Since former North Vancouver-Lonsdale NDP MLA David Schreck has the advice “Vote NDP” on his Web site, Elections BC officials contend he must register it.

Mayor vs. manager draws few

"POULSBO - Judging by the generous supply of cookies available, organizers expected a much larger crowd than the dozen people who came Saturday to the Sons of Norway to discuss Poulsbo's possible change from mayor to city manager. Those who did invest an hour were treated to a lively discussion. Community members received complete, factual answers to questions about how Poulsbo would function under a different form of government if voters approve the ballot measure on May 15. "

NK schools slate Drug-Free Week

"POULSBO - Next week is Drug-Free Week throughout the North Kitsap School District. The district has planned several activities for the week, which has been held since 1991. The purpose is to warn kids about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse and to offer healthy alternatives, said Gayl TenEyck, who is coordinating the event for the district. Two of the days, she said, are focused on emphasizing reading and relationship-building, two activities that can help ward off substance abuse. "

Library contractor adds slander to suit

"POULSBO - After upping the ante on its $130,000 lawsuit against Poulsbo earlier this year, library contractor Flag Construction of Kent last week filed a claim accusing city engineer John Stephenson of slander. The action is the latest in a string of complaints the agency has issued since accepting the $1.3 million contract in November 1999 and puts an exclamation mark on months of misunderstanding between the city and Flag. "

Mayor or manager debate to go public

POULSBO - Should Poulsbo continue with its current mayor-council government or would a council-manager status be better suited as the city looks to the future? This is what the people of Little Norway will have to decide on May 15 when the talk over the two forms of government ends and the mail-in voting begins.