Commissioners approve Kingston design standards

"KINGSTON - The Kitsap County Board of Commissioners gave the go ahead for Kingston to use its own set of design standards including those for roadways, parking, walkways, landscaping, signage and lighting. "

Kingston Christmas included boat parade

"Chris Case/ Staff Photo Santa, a team of draft horses provided by Bill's Carriage Team Service and the Masonic Lodge provided joyful rides for youngsters at Port Gamble's Country Christmas celebration on Saturday. Among the passengers were (left to right)Darian Ambler, Ian Davis, Casey Jones, and Beau Jones. "

Kitsap parties celebrate the real turn of millennium

"Last New Year's, you were either wearing a goofy 2000 hat and spending too much money on a premature turn-of-the-millennium shindig, or huddled in the basement waiting for civilization as we know it to lurch to a halt. "

Epiphany helps Silverdale woman find her true voice

"Standing on the stage for the first time ever to sing, Karen Shivers feared she might throw up. My legs were like rubber,'' recalls the Silverdale woman. I didn't think I was going to make it.'' Backed by a complete stranger on piano, Shivers managed to begin singing Blue Moon.'' She found herself in the wrong key. The accompaniment sounded much different than it did on her compact disc, and she became disoriented. "

Courtesy Auto Group expands again in Poulsbo

Dealership will add three more franchises on Highway 305.

Renowned New Orleans jazz band performs

"Courtesy Photo Formed in 1961, Preservation Hall Jazz Band debuts its Creole Christmas show at the Admiral. "

Donations pouring in

A steady stream of donations has the Bellringer Fund growing quickly as the community reaches out to less fortunate neighbors.

Tree farms celebrate the season Christmas spirit

Joe Irwin/ Staff Photo Dawn Nelson lends a hand to Cassidy Balkus while she happily decorates a Christmas wreath at Jones Tree Farms in Poulsbo. The Sawdust Hill location was one of many that experienced huge crowds last weekend as the sun made a long-overdue stop in the area.

Construction work anticipated in two years.

Joe Irwin/Staff Photo Highway 305 will be getting a major facelift in 2002 when widening work is scheduled to begin. The plan to add two HOV lanes is not without its issues though as officials from the City of Poulsbo and the state Department of Transportation are discovering. Wheels still turning on Hwy 305 widening project

Three injured during Lincoln Rd. accident

Courtesy Photo Gloria Lobberegt of Hansville was critically injured in this Lincoln Road accident on Thursday.

Going ga ga for Lutefisk

Sixth-grader Matthew Mittlestadt gives lutefisk a taste during class at Poulsbo Elementary.


"Joe Irwin/Staff Photo North Kitsap Herald front office staffers Laura Lanum, Renee Leonhardt and Shonne Heustis found themselves in fuzzy surroundings this week after the Teddy Bear Coalition made an unscheduled but welcome visit along with 48 of their close friends. The anonymous group gave the NK Toy Drive a pleasant lift and will help bring holiday cheer to all the good little boys and girls of the region. "

“NKHS plant sale helps plants, students grow”

"Trevor Pyle/staff photo The North Kitsap High School plant sale will continue through next week. The FFA and horticulture programs helped raise over 1,000 plants for the sale. "

Bremerton artist carves words of love and hope

"Jim Bryant/ Staff Photo Watson's show also features his textured relief landscape paintings, this one depicting an Eastern Washington terrain. "

Petition drive opposes Tribal Council

"SUQUAMISH - Suquamish Tribal members circulating a petition for the removal of two Suquamish Tribal Council members are nearing their goal of gathering signatures from 25 percent of tribal members, organizers said Monday. "

“Giving program has $20,000 goal.”

Thank You! Jerry and Janet Deardorff $50 Helene and Bill Schmidt $100

“Poulsbo may pay $30,000 to help support work of EDC”

"2001 EDC budget request is ten times higher than amount for this year. POULSBO - How much should Poulsbo be paying to promote itself in 2001? It depends on who you ask. But no matter how you slice the city's budget for next year, one piece seems to stick out above the rest - new programs proposed by the Legislative body. "

Navy investigates possible U.S.S. Alaska sabotage

"Navy officials are investigating a possible sabotage attempt on board the Trident submarine USS Alaska currently undergoing a backfit conversion overhaul at PSNS. Damaged equipment, possibly severed electrical cables, were discovered on board the submarine late last summer. But Navy officials will not reveal the exact nature of the damage according to PSNS PAO Mary Ann Mascianica. "

Volunteers tackle library painting

EDS staffers put a fine coat on new library basement.

Sharing Trees take root at local banks

POULSBO - Sharing Trees will once again be taking root at Bank of America and Frontier Bank on Jensen Way this holiday season - and if all goes as planned - the spirit of Christmas will grow as a result.