With the return of warm weather, the kids, teens and dogs are all back in North Kitsap parks. The bad news is that the dogs aren’t on their leashes, even though signs clearly tell owners to leash their four-legged friends.
POULSBO — If the Poulsbo City Council had to select one street project, one road proposal that has gotten the snuff more times than any other in past decade the group would likely point out Hostmark Street to Caldart Avenue.
Over the years, the neglected road has seen big plans come and go — but never stay. Despite the “someday” history of the highly used roadway, Caldart may finally be getting some richly deserved attention. The wheels of progress seem to be turning in favor of the one street in Poulsbo that virtually everyone agrees is a potential danger to the children of this community.
POULSBO — Christmas comes but twice a year.
This is what a jubilant Francis and Rosie Nacinovich discovered last weekend at their Sawdust Hill home. On Saturday, the couple learned that the season of giving isn’t limited to December.
It took two years of persistence on her part, but State Senator Betti Sheldon succeeded in her quest to have the Legislature pass a bill that will greatly benefit victims of domestic violence in our state.
Thanks to the bill sponsored by Sheldon, a domestic violence victim who left her (or his) job to be safe can collect unemployment benefits.
POULSBO — Poulsbo Planning Director Glenn Gross took the old “good news, bad news” adage to new heights Wednesday night when he dropped a bomb on the Public Works Committee with a few short sentences.
On the positive side, Gross pointed out that the city was “closer than ever to getting its Urban Growth Area.”
POULSBO — If only the game had ended when the clock did.
As the North Kitsap-South Kitsap soccer game entered its final two minutes Tuesday night, the scoreboard clock, which is configured for football, froze at two minutes.
KINGSTON — At 20, David Robert Boxley has learned traditional wood carving from his father, David Boxley.
Slowly but surely the younger Boxley is making a name for himself in the art world.
Seventy-five years after his grandfather paved the way for aviation advances, his grandson is hoping to do the same in finding new treatments for rheumatoid arthritis and breakthroughs in space travel.
On May 1 Erik Lindbergh, grandson of aviation pioneer Charles Lindbergh, will recreate the historic flight made in 1927.
POULSBO — Rachel Walters shattered the North Kitsap girls’ record for pole vault Wednesday afternoon, topping the bar at 8’6” while the previous record had been 7’6”.
“If anyone stood out, it’s that young lady,” said co-head coach Tim Adams. “She was great.”
POULSBO — Students at North Kitsap High School could read snippets of Pablo Neruda, Langston Hughes or Maya Angelou while passing from class to class last week, and all they had to do was look down.
As a project, students scrawled poetry on the sidewalks and stairs outside the school. Some of the poetry was that of the most famous poets in the country; other lines were the students’ own.
The current sex scandal in the Roman Catholic Church, recent arrests of area teachers, coaches and Scout leaders charged with a whole sewer of sexually related abuses against children in their care has raised the issue of trust for many parents who are concerned about their children.
Who can you trust with your children? How do you keep your child safe from abuse? How can we monitor the behavior of those we trust with our children?
Knowing that actions speak louder than words, supporters of a renovated Nelson Park converged on the Viking Avenue site Monday to show the city that they aren’t afraid of a little hard work.
About 10 volunteers led by Bill Austin spent their afternoon pulling weeds and cutting blackberry bushes in an effort to beautify the often overlooked Poulsbo amenity. The effort, which continues this Saturday at 10 a.m., is just part of a plan to ensure that Nelson Park not only regains its former charm, but retains its historic house as well.
Sounding the Republican themes of overspending and over-regulation, Bremerton auto body-shop owner Don Large announced Friday that he will seek the 23rd District legislative seat held by Rep. Phil Rockefeller, (D-Bainbridge Island).
“I’ve never seen government run anything really efficiently,” Large said in an interview Friday.
POULSBO — Her experience with accounting pre-dates the advent of the home computer, but Paulette Alvarado has definitely changed with the times. After 25 years with the City of Poulsbo, though, Alvarado decided earlier this month that there would not be a twenty-sixth. Instead, the accounting manager has decided to take the advice of Washington State Treasurer Michael Murphy and seek Sharon Shrader’s soon-to-be-vacated position as Kitsap County Treasurer.
Two groups in the North End are celebrating Earth Day today — the Miller Bay Citizens Action Group and Stillwaters Environmental Center.
EcoFest will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Stillwaters, 26059 Barber Cutoff Road.