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.
Cancer. In one way or another, at one time or another, we can, have, are or will be touched by its gruesome hand. It’s an indiscriminate killer. Slaying the good, the bad, the young and old alike — with brutal coldness.
North Kitsap drivers aren’t getting much love of late as it seems the general attitude here is to create an unnavigable obstacle course of orange cones, dug up streets and construction workers who seem to take pleasure in flipping those hand held signs from “slow” to “stop” just before your car can pass.
As a kid, the Fourth of July was pretty much all about one thing: fireworks. Oh, there were parades down the main drag on Vashon Island, musical performances in Ober Park and the requisite barbecues on Dilworth Point, but weeks before the big day, my eyes would glaze over as I envisioned just what the rockets’ red glare would look like that year.
The Web site, Dictionary.com defines legacy as “anything handed down from the past, as from an ancestor or predecessor.” Each one of us, young or old, leaves some type of legacy behind wherever we go.
Saturday will quite possibly be the last time the words Charles Melton, Staff Writer, will appear on the pages of the North Kitsap Herald as on July 2 I will officially become the new editor of the Bremerton Patriot, the Kitsap News Group’s weekly presence in the big city.
As the bright sun beats down on the back of my neck, I carefully open the gate and approach the large horse eyeing me across the pasture. After a moment, he turns away with a bored expression, and I know I have the all-clear to approach and put his halter on.
So begins one of my favorite summer activities. Horses are fun all year round, but summer is when they really shine — literally and figuratively. Trails, riding outdoors, even just standing in the sun leaning up against a quiet friend is enjoyable.
We’re not certain whose bright idea it has been to start charging an arm and a leg for family fun events in North Kitsap but the decline in crowds will eventually do the talking. Port Gamble seems to be the big infractor right now, what with skyrocketing costs at Medieval Faire three weeks ago (up from $3 per carload in 2006 to $5 per person this year) and now the Civil War Reenactment following suit by charging a whopping $7 a head.