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Herald North K itsap kitsap week: KITSAPweek n Fourth of July in Kitsap n Dance set to Lemolo’s latest album Friday, June 28, 2013 | Vol. 112, No. 26 | | 50¢ In the Herald for a wedding with family and friends in August 2014, but decided to go through the legal requirements “sooner rather than later” despite By MEGAN STEPHENSON POULSBO — Phil Bonderud and David Smith of Olalla had planned — Page A11 sports Corinne Wurden and Seattle U. fight Juvenile Diabetes — Page A6 OPINION No child should go hungry — Page A4 coming up Megan Leibold competes for Miss Washington title next week — Online and in July 5 Herald LIFE AND CULTURE Happy 237th! Where to go in Kitsap to celebrate America’s birthday — pages 2-3 In this edition Cover story ................... 2-3 Gluten-Free Foodies ......... 4 Northwest Wines ............. 5 Calendar ....................... 6-8 PAG E X X Real Estate • Employment Merchandise • Auto and More Pages 9-14 coming up in July Experience Northwest indigenous culture July 19 and 20 when the Canoe Journey/Paddle to Quinault visits Suquamish and Port Gamble S’Klallam. Richard Walker / 2012 CANOE JOURNEY STOPS AT SUQUAMISH, PORT GAMBLE S’KLALLAM JULY 19 AND 20 The Canoe Journey — an annual gathering of Northwest Native canoe cultures — visits Suquamish July 19 and Port Gamble S’Klallam July 20. This year’s visits will be more intimate than previous years. Canadian and North Sound canoes are traveling to Vancouver Island en route to the final destination of the Quinault Nation on Washington’s Pacific Coast. Suquamish and Port Gamble S’Klallam are hosting canoes only from South Sound; those canoes will proceed along the Olympic Peninsula en route to Quinault. More than 100 canoes are expected to visit Quinault Aug. 1-6. Suquamish Cultural Activities Director Tina Jackson said the Suquamish Tribe will host about 10-12 canoe families from Nisqually, Puyallup, Squaxin, and the family of Canoe Journey founder Emmett Oliver. The public can watch the canoes land in the afternoon. The landings will feature traditional welcomes in indigenous languages, followed by a dinner for canoe families See JOURNEY, Page 4 65,000 circulation every Friday in the Bainbridge Island Review | Bremerton Patriot | Central Kitsap Reporter | North Kitsap Herald | Port Orchard Independent For Kitsap couples, the wait is over 1,000 federal benefits extended to same-sex spouses the longest day Midsommer Fest photos J u n e 2 8 — J u l y 4 , 2 013 Washington state voters approving same-sex marriage. “Even if the law says it’s permanent, when you’ve dealt with this ‘A great day’ for longtime teacher By MEGAN STEPHENSON By KIPP ROBERTSON P See MARRIAGE, Page A3 ‘Regional events center’ gets $147K for improvements Clary Carlsen retires after 40 years OULSBO — When the staff and students of Poulsbo Middle School reflect on Physical Education instructor Clary Carlsen’s 35 years in the North Kitsap School District, there are four words everyone will most likely remember: What a great day. “He has this attitude that makes it really easy to be around him,” sixth-grade science teacher Greg Braun said. Braun worked at Poulsbo Middle School with Carlsen, 62, for about 24 years. Carlsen had a welcoming inequality for your whole life there is a level of disbelief that it really is permanent,” Bonderud said in an email. Their trepidation was eased somewhat on Wednesday, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the Defense Clary Carlsen visits with his granddaughter during a retirement party last week. Carlsen retires after teaching 35 years in the North Kitsap School District. Greg Braun / Contributed and inclusive attitude, he said. He was fun to be around. Carlsen’s favorite saying, “What a great day,” could be heard in the halls of the middle school; it didn’t matter if it was sunny or pouring rain, Braun said. That saying known schoolwide — and possibly beyond — was echoed during the June 13 school board meeting, when Carlsen and 21 other district employees were recognized before their retirement at the end of the 2012-13 school year. “What a great day,” Carlsen said to a cheery group after being recognized at the board meeting. Karla DeVries worked alongside POULSBO — The Kitsap Public Facilities District is granting the North Kitsap Regional Events Center $147,500 for improvements, the first major funding for the collection of public venues since 2008. The North Kitsap Regional Events Center is the city and school district’s designation for the 82-acre site of fields and other public-use facilities on or near the North Kitsap High School, Poulsbo Middle School and Poulsbo Elementary School campuses along Hostmark Street and Noll Road. The city and the school district partnered on a grant request to KPFD in 2006. The regional events center includes North Kitsap Stadium; 10 multi-use sports fields, including Strawberry Field; and the See RETIRE, Page A12 First ag change: County eases restrictions on off-premise signs By RICHARD WALKER HANSVILLE — Those signs you see at street corners, promoting farm products and sales? They were illegal until May 18. Kitsap County has eased its rules related to off-premise signs in order to help agriculture-related businesses market their products in the 2013 growing season. And more changes are in the works. The sign issue came to a head — See SIGNS, Page A7 The Voice of North Kitsap since 1901. Named a 2012 Newspaper of the Year by the Local Media Association See center, Page A2 Offpremise signs, now illegal, will soon be allowed under an updated zoning code. Richard Walker / Herald

North Kitsap Herald, June 28, 2013

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