With the proposed creation of a new Petco store at Poulsbo’s College Marketplace, Little Norway’s big box boom circle is nearly complete. Since the much protested addition of Wal-Mart, everything from The Home Depot and GameStop to Starbucks and Taco del Mar have been added without much ballyhoo.
While North Kitsap is arguably one of the most scenic areas in the state of Washington, not everyone is doing his or her part to keep it that way. These folks are definitely and fortunately in the minority here, but the impact of what they do and — more importantly — don’t do directly impacts the majority of people who call this corner of the world home.
Memories seem to be extremely short or deluded when in comes to Sept. 11, 2001. But those who haven’t forgotten its jaw-dropping, mind numbing terror, can certainly agree that if any day should be remembered as Patriot Day, it should be Sept. 12 — not the 11th.
In light of two accidents — count ‘em, two — on the first day of school involving school buses, we felt it would be good timing to remind motorists to be kind and drive even more carefully, if possible, when those big yellow buses are around. For they hold the most precious cargo of all — our children. Think of those buses as moving investments of our future, carrying students to and from the institutions that will prepare and educate them for the coming years. . .
Is it really that time of year again? After nearly 80 days of summer vacation, North Kitsap School District students return to the friendly confines of classrooms for the first day of school today. It’s time to put away the swimming attire, water skis, wakeboards and sandals in exchange for three ring binders, pencils, protractors, school clothes and perhaps a new backpack.
Apparently Poulsbo will never tire of the continuing shell game of choosing a viable city hall location. Where’s the pea? Briefly at the aptly named Centennial Park (it could be another century before the direly-needed building finds a home after all), then — swish…
Well kids, you’re almost students again. And while it might seem like the beginning of the end of all things good, we assure you that this actually occurs later in life, somewhere between a divorce, filing Chapter 11 and/or figuring out when and whether you’ll retire.
About a week and a half ago, I found myself sitting just outside of downtown Kingston in gridlock. And in shock. Gridlock? In Kingston? It seemed too weird to be true. I called the office, just to make sure I hadn’t missed a huge car accident/structural fire that was blocking traffic. Nope, nothing had been reported. …
Kingston’s on-again/off-again love affair with passenger-only boats is apparently getting serious as the smoochfest resumes in the wake of an enormous federal grant that’s been confirmed as on its way to the port.
Kingston High School is in its final stages as parents, teachers, staff and, last but not least, students prepare to grace its brand new halls with their presence. It has been years in the making and anyone who has watched residents, taxpayers and the North Kitsap School District get the ball rolling on this can attest to the fact that much of the journey was uphill.
Viking Fest’s vivid memories in downtown Poulsbo may become a distant memory if the current course of dissent continues. The event, which is entering its 40th year of celebrating Poulsbo’s rich Norwegian heritage and is the city’s largest annual get together, has run into opposition from downtown business owners who are tired of having their primary parking lot turned into a carnival — literally and figuratively. It is, after all, their lot and they should have a say in what goes on there as a result.
Poulsbo’s affliction with motorists who are in such a hurry they view red lights as an annoyance rather than a safety measure to prevent a daily demolition derby might be getting a quick remedy.
It’s a buyer’s market. It’s a seller’s market. Can both statements be true? Can both be false?
As home prices stagnate a tad here in North Kitsap while assessed valuations continue an ever present upswing, both claims are no doubt being made by real estate agents, prospective homebuyers and those hoping to sell as the peak season winds down.
Wherever you are this weekend, take stock of your surroundings. If you’re a deal seeker and you’re not at the Greater Hansville Community Center Saturday and Sunday, you might just be missing out on some of the best buys North Kitsap has to offer.
After watching the tragedies in Minneapolis unfold since Wednesday, it has prompted questions about bridge safety all over the nation — including our own spans over Agate Pass and Hood Canal.
Kitsap County residents will be getting a crash course in a lower quality of living next year, no doubt bringing about grousing the likes of which few other things can. Among these “things,” of course, are taxes.
It seems like the community of Hansville, as well as other North End areas, is doing what many neighborhoods across the country are slowly losing sight of — keeping an eye on each other and providing help whenever the need arises.