BAINBRIDGE ISLAND — It was a case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time for Hollywood Video robbery suspect John W. Grantham last Friday.
POULSBO — Poulsbo may have its hands tied in terms of inking annexation agreements with owner of property outside the city limits but the ropes will loosen early next month when a contract is scheduled to be signed with Puget Sound Energy.
KINGSTON —For nearly four hours Monday afternoon a cow which had escaped from her trailer at the Kingston ferry dock parking lot kept the Washington State Patrol, Kitsap County Sheriff’s deputies, the Department of Wildlife and even her rope toting owner at bay. She sharpened her horns on trees and ran randomly wild through the downtown streets after escaping at about 12:30 p.m.
Ending a 15-year career with Kitsap County, William Nogle, director of administrative services, announced his resignation on Monday, effective at the end of July.
The announcement arrives on the heels of the county’s plan to switch from a one-year budget cycle to a two-year budget planning process — a project Nogle had been intimately involved with.
Tacky. Trashy. Negative.
Community banners that have flown at the north end of Front Street didn’t receive the highest praise from Bill Austin this week. The local sign maker has been looking for a new home for the advertisements for more than a year without making much headway.
Although such advertisements now fly on Austin’s property, near Front’s intersection with Lindvig Way and Bond Road, a Wednesday night discussion with city council could get Poulsbo out of the banner business for good.
If you are visiting Poulsbo today for your first or your 99th Viking Fest, Velkommen to our annual celebration of Norwegian Constitution Day.
It is our pleasure to have you, and 40,000 more visitors as our guests this weekend for fun from dawn to dark. You can share pancakes with Vikings in the morning, ride the rides, parade, singing, dancing, enjoy the carnival, water skiers–and have fun meeting a whole town that celebrates a Norwegian heritage year round–not just for a weekend.
More than 200 new plants found a home this Tuesday at Oyster Plant Park in Poulsbo but the growth of community spirit during the finishing work may have been more notable than the thriving vegetation.
The tiny Lemolo Shore Drive site has become a huge catalyst in terms of bringing all types of folks together to improve a plot of land that has come to symbolize what a civic group can do when it gets city and volunteer support. Members of the Poulsbo-North Kitsap Rotary took the lead on the project last year, helping transform what was once a dilapidated oyster plant building into a beautiful waterside park.
Although Brent Stenman did not try out for his high school baseball team, he is regarded as a major leaguer when it comes to youth baseball.
Stenman was honored as the Greater Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce person of the year Thursday evening.
Norwegian Constitution Day will be marked for the 99th time this Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Poulsbo as residents and visitors of all backgrounds celebrate Scandinavian heritage during Viking Fest.
As usual, the event is chock full of singing, dancing, eating, drinking and good times that have made the weekend fare the biggest annual gathering in the otherwise quaint town of Little Norway.
While seeking a partnership to repair one wall, Port of Poulsbo Commissioners last Wednesday began the process of tearing down another that has stood between them and City Hall for several years.
Despite a history of giving a cold shoulder when the other’s help was needed, continuing erosion problems at Waterfront Park might put an end to such attitudes. With this in mind, the commissioners and Poulsbo City Council members decided to skip a technical discussion on how best to mend the sloughing rock wall and focus on mending their ailing relationship, instead.
We are always amazed and delighted to tell the stories of the generosity of people in North Kitsap. No, we are not by any means a community of affluence. But whenever a request for donations is made by our neighbors, we are usually generous in our response.
If you have any doubts about this, witness the outpouring of caring that the youngsters saw this weekend at the Cystic Fibrosis Walk-A-Thon. More than 100 people in walking shoes, rollerskates, and strollers raised money and hope for the 10th consecutive year in North Kitsap.
Anne Beth Whited and Sylvia Cauter have long been recognized as good teachers, whether they are bringing students to different corners of the world or bringing different corners of the world into the classroom.
That excellence was officially recognized last week, as Cauter and Whited were named as recipients of the 2001-2002 Rangvald Kvelstad Teacher of the Year Award.