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INSIDE KITSAPweek n Kitsap Week: Horses and The healing healing power of horses n Sports, pages A8-9 J a n . 4 — 10 , 2 013

LIFE AND CULTURE

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POULSBO — More than 53 percent of respondents to a poll on NorthKitsapHerald. com say they expect the

economy will be better in 2013 than in 2012. There are signs they may be right. Kitsap County enters 2013 with an unemployment

rate of 6.5 percent, the sixthlowest in the state. Home sales that closed in November had the fifthhighest median sales prices in the state.

Drea Bergquist-Bowen and her equine crew are helping people find deeper purpose in their lives— Story, pages 2-3

what’s up

this week

Hot Club Jazz masters Pearl Django perform Jan. 11, 7 p.m., at Collective Visions Gallery in Bremerton.

Pearl Django

PEARL DJANGO PERFORMS AT THE CVG BREMERTON — Pearl Django (www. pearldjango.com) performs Jan. 11, 7 p.m., at Collective Visions Gallery, 331 Pacific Ave., Bremerton.

Now in their 17th year of performing, Pearl Django continues to be one of America’s most respected and busiest Hot Club-style jazz groups. Though still strongly influenced by the music of Django Reinhardt, Pearl

Django’s repertoire now includes many original compositions. Pearl Django’s music reaches across the divides of taste to a variety of audiences. The band’s fervent followers include fans of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli, guitar enthusiasts (and guitarists); lovers of string music, including bluegrass devotees; world-music fans drawn to French and Gypsy accents; and jazz buffs and aficionados of the new swing music. Huddleston McKenzie & Associates PLLC CPAs are co-sponsors of the Jan. 11 performance.

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The City of Poulsbo saw a month-to-month increase in sales tax revenue in late 2012, and construction of the new Safeway at Lincoln Road and 10th Avenue is

“[Their marriage] is on the Red Road for eternity — no curves, no stop signs.” — Ted George

B’ringer total: $27,546

expected to boost city revenues in 2013. “The overall trends for 2012 were positive,” said Elizabeth Court, regional See ECONOMY, Page A11

2012 a tragic year on North End roads Seven people died in traffic-related incidents HERALD STAFF

Donations still coming as of deadline

See FUND, Page A2

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Economy: Positive signs for 2013 By RICHARD WALKER

Donors gave $27,546.01 to the Poulsbo Lions/ Raab Foundation Bellringer Fund as of Thursday at 11:23 a.m. The final total will be reported Jan. 11, because some lastminute donations hadn’t been turned in by press time. This week’s running total is less than the $33,061 donated in 2011-12, but more than the $25,590 donated in 2010-11. And it will make a difference in a lot of local lives. John Macdonald, chairman of Bellringer, said he is

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Tickets are $20 in advance, $24 at the door. Call (360) 377-8327.

Friday, January 4, 2013 | Vol. 112, No. 1 | www.northkitsapherald.com | 50¢ Poulsbo Lions / Raab Foundation Bellringer Fund

In this edition Northwest Wines ............ 4 Crossword ...................... 4 Gluten-Free Foodies ......... 4 Sudoku ........................... 5 Calendar ...................... 6-7

David Martinson places the ring on the finger of his bride, Cindy Webster, Jan. 1 at the historic Martinson Cabin on Viking Avenue and Lindvig Way. Officiating is Marilyn Wandrey, Webster’s mother. Richard Walker / Herald

POULSBO — 2012 was a rough year on North Kitsap roads. Seven people died in trafficrelated incidents in North Kitsap in 2012. In addition, a North Kitsap woman trapped in her car after it crashed escaped serious injury or death when a passerby extinguished a fire that ignited. And a North End teen escaped injury after his car rolled onto him in a ditch. There were so many car crashes in November and December that public safety agencies issued public reminders asking motorists to be See DEATHS, Page A3

Almost 40 years after ‘crush,’ couple marries in historic Poulsbo cabin By RICHARD WALKER

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OULSBO — There was a lot of symbolism on this day, the first day of the new year, as sunlight streamed into the cabin Norwegian immigrant Michael Martinson built in

1897 in the place known by the Suquamish as tcutcu lats. Martinson’s great-grandson, David, and his Suquamish bride, Cindy Louise Webster, married in the cabin at Viking Avenue and Lindvig Way — now a museum of the Poulsbo Historical Society —

on Jan. 1. Displayed on the wall above the table where they signed their wedding documents was David’s great-grandparents’ 1889 wedding certificate. Visible in the upstairs loft was the bedroom

Three people died in a two-car, head-on collision on State Route 104 near Balmoral Place NE, Kingston, Nov. 14. Flowers were left at the site the next day.

See WEDDING, Page A10

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North Kitsap Herald, January 04, 2013