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"POULSBO - If you air it, will they watch? This is exactly what Poulsbo City Council will be finding out later this year as their meetings enter local homes via Bremerton Kitsap Access Television. The decision to televise the often lengthy sessions came after some discussion and a final 4-2 vote on the matter with council members Jackie Aitchison, Connie Lord, Mike Regis and Ed Stern for and councilmen Dale Rudolph and Jeff McGinty against. Councilman John Henry was absent. "
"OLYMPIA - Hundreds of ferry-dependent commuters from Kitsap County, and Vashon Island crowded the Capitol steps Thursday for the 2001 Ferry Rally. They had boarded three boats that shuttled them from Kitsap County to the Olympia marina. From the marina, they walked uphill toward the Capitol campus, toting signs that called for action. Rally attendants met with Kitsap County legislators who said they are up to the task at hand. "
"POULSBO - After a much-touted grand opening, there was some question earlier this week as to whether or not the show would go on again at the new Jewel Box Theatre. Poulsbo Players held their first performances of Wrong Turn at Lungfish last weekend but, according to Mayor Donna Jean Bruce, did so in violation of city code. "
"POULSBO - She was a freshman - a member of the Junior League and in the school play. He was a senior, on the baseball team and played saxophone in the school band. It was love at first sight. The year was 1928. "
"For 100 years, not a week has gone by in North Kitsap without the Herald. Through wars, the Great Depression, incredible growth and change in the area, this newspaper has come out each and every week. "
"KINGSTON - The proposed Kola Kole Park master plan concept provided perhaps more questions than answers for those who attended a public forum Tuesday at Kingston Junior High. This concept plan, which designates Kola Kole as a village green and would develop the water sewer treatment plant site as an active park area, did not include a community center. It does include the Kingston skatepark, a community garden area and Ed Moon Ballfield. "
"SUQUAMISH - Singer/songwriter Cris Williamson visited West Sound Academy Monday afternoon, giving the students three hours of tips and inspiration. Williamson has released 19 CDs (and told the students she is working on a 20th); she has performed in Russia; she has sold out Carnegie Hall. "
"INDIANOLA - The white pup bounds over the best she can, eyeing the fluffy gray tail belonging to Hazel - a cat about four times her size. The pup nips at the tail that flicks with annoyance. Hazel's eyes are more green than gray. The feline, showing little patience or affection for her new housemate, gives her a warning. Maizie, like most puppies, takes it all in stride and finds some other adorable puppy way to entertain herself and her new owners. "
"POULSBO - It's been 114 years in the making but as long-time Poulsbo resident Archie Lien put it Wednesday night, Better late than never. Lien, talking to city council, was referring to the prospects of a Poulsbo Historical Museum. Let's do it, he added. Lien wasn't alone in his position, which was also supported by Poulsbo Historical Society members Herb Myers and Bill Austin. "
"POULSBO - The North Kitsap girls' basketball team stopped one Cougar Tuesday night, but they couldn't stop them all. The Vikings went into the game hoping to contain the Cougars 15-PPG scorer, Adria Layne. Coach Dan Weedin even started two of his taller players, Sheena Brundage and Shennell Harris, to try to neutralize the Cougars' tall front line, which includes the 5'11 Layne. "
"POULSBO - Bobby Thompson, a ninth-grader on the Poulsbo Junior High wrestling team, knows what he needs to work on. Thompson, a third-year wrestler who will play a big part on the team this year, was asked what he needed to work on to become a better wrestler. Staying off my back, Thompson said, laughing. Actually Thompson, at the 175-lb. weight class, has been working to do just that. Along with the rest of the team, Thompson has been working on his conditioning for weeks, doing pushups, situps, and working on his moves. "
"POULSBO - Five North Kitsap wrestlers will travel to regionals this weekend, with two more on tap as alternatives. The wrestlers competed in a tournament in Puyallup last weekend to earn their spots. The regional competition will be held in Vancouver, and those wreslters who do well enough to go to state will take part in the Mat Classic in Tacoma. "
"INDIANOLA - Is it a road? Is it a path? Whatever it is, a group of neighbors with picket signs and fliers in hand took to the street Saturday to reclaim Ash Avenue. We've gotten our rights rights taken away, said Chris Moore, an Indianola resident. He and his neighbors have been involved in a year-long dispute with the county about whether Ash Avenue is in fact a road. "
"POULSBO - The hottest team in the Olympic League stayed that way Tuesday, as the North Kitsap HIgh School Vikings defeated Olympic High School for their 11th win in a row. "
"SUQUAMISH - Tickets are still available for the Suquamish Tribe's Native New Year celebration scheduled for 3:30 p.m. today at the Tribal Center. The event, which features native dance and a salmon dinner, celebrates the changing of the seasons, said Peg Deam, the Suquamish Tribe's cultural specialist. "
"POULSBO - Ten students at North Kitsap High School will fly to Washington D.C. next week to represent Norway at a model U.N. conference. The conference simulates life at the United Nations, student say - everything from heated discussions and subtle negotiations to 3 a.m. phone calls about international incidents. "
"POULSBO - Lisa and Kelly Campo are finding that life is a lot like riding a bicycle. There are long, boring routes. Easy downhill portions. Unexpected curves and often painful hills that must be overcome as the road stretches off into the unknown. The Poulsbo couple almost lost it all on one of these hills when Lisa's future took a severe turn for the worse. She was diagnosed with throat cancer in August 1999. "
"POULSBO - Poulsbo City Council backed its advisory planning commission last Wednesday night, ending an untimely pause in the Urban Growth Area process which had been going on for the last month. After running into a stalemate with the Kitsap County Planning Commission during what was to be a city-run joint planning process, the local group received authority to take the reins on the proposal and continue its work to develop an Urban Growth Area for Poulsbo. "
Mistakes are made (even by me)
"This year's Viking Jazz Festival will be a celebration in more ways than one. First is the usual reason for North Kitsap jazz fans to be happy: the festival will again feature great jazz from junior high and high school bands and choirs from all around Western Washington. But this year there is an extra dollup of icing on the cake, because the Viking Jazz Festival is celebrating its 25th anniversary. "