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Herald North K itsap Kitsap Week KITSAPweek MMA match Cutting added to it up Port Gamble’s in Old Mill Days S e p t . 2 0 — 2 6 , 2 013 LIFE AND CULTURE — Inside Port Gamble Old Mill Days returns Sept. 27-29 Friday, September 20, 2013 | Vol. 112, No. 38 | | 50¢ — page 5 In this edition Around Kitsap ................. 4 Old Mill Days ................ 5-6 Northwest Wines ............. 7 Calendar ..................... 8-10 PAG E X X Expanded Classified section — powered by Little Nickel Pages 11-20 what’s up this week KEYPORT CELEBRATES ITS SMALL-TOWN CHARM K EYPORT — Happy birthday, Keyport! Liberty Bay’s small Navy town is 100…ish. When Keyport residents put on the first community festival of its kind in 2010, called “Centennial Plus,” it was meant to celebrate the long history of the town. But as Karol Stevens points out, it is difficult to nail down an exact founding date for the unincorporated town. “But we knew it was over 100 years,” she said. Community members enjoyed the celebration so much, they had to do it again. And thus, Keyport Fest was born — a celebration of all things small town. The first Keyport Fest since the 2010 celebration is Sept. 21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. At 10 a.m., the North Kitsap High School Marching Band will help kick things off as it marches through town. The festival will feature eight local musical groups, including The Compellers, My Friends, Easy Breeze, Glennwood Station, State of Mind, The Home Town Band and the Ho’io Band. The Keyport Improvement Club was at the helm of the Centennial Plus celebration. The club now aims to make the family friendly, small-town celebration an annual attraction. “The first one was just a big festival,” said Stevens, vice president of the Keyport Improvement Club. “It went very well.” The 2010 festival included a classic car show and events for children. “It was fun, and the car show people kept asking when we are going to do it again,” Stevens said. “This year, we decided to do it (this year) and make it an annual event.” The day will be full, with dancing lessons, a basketball clinic with the Kitsap Admirals, tic-tac-toe with underwater Navy divers, and a Poulsbo Marine Science Center touch tank. The Port of Keyport will host a fishing derby at the dock. Children can also spend the day on a treasure hunt throughout the town, following clues to find various metal blue herons. See KEYPORT FEST, Page 4 65,000 circulation every Friday in the Bainbridge Island Review | Bremerton Patriot | Central Kitsap Reporter | North Kitsap Herald | Port Orchard Independent ‘More Norwegian than Norway’ 54 visitors from the Old Country tour Poulsbo, NK “It saddens me greatly that this grand experiment in democracy is coming to this end.” — Judy, a Hansville resident County cuts Hansville council By RICHARD D. OXLEY P OULSBO — Poulsbo boasts a Scandivanian heritage and takes pride in its Norwegian-themed downtown. But what would Norwegians think of the town’s take on the old country? “Poulsbo is more Norwegian than Norway,” Terje Thon Stenli said. Stenli was part of a tour — with 54 other Norwegians — that stopped into town Tuesday. It was one stop on a tour of various Sons of Norway lodges in the Northwest, including Ballard, Everett and Portland. Poulsbo offers an added bonus of not only providing a lodge, but also a heavy Norwegian ambiance. “These people are excited about coming here,” said Carrol Juven, of Juven Tours and Travel, Inc., the Fargo, N.D.-based agency that hosted the tour. “It’s the highlight of their lives to come to a place like this outside of Norway.” In fact, at least one person By KIPP ROBERTSON See norwegians, Page A2 See Hansville, Page A3 From left, driver Ryan McCormick, guide Carrol Juven, Bjor Languik, Thore Fossum, Terje Thon Stenli and Signe Marthe Lauluten walk through Poulsbo during their visit Tuesday. Richard B. Oxley / Herald “They went to the cemetery, and it’s all names they know.” — Carrol Juven, Juven Tours and Travels on the tour has had an eye on Poulsbo long before the trip. Back home, Signe Marthe Lauluten watched a special on FIND SASQUATCH H ers took advantage of the local antique shops. And many were amused to find strong nostalgic connections so far away from home. “They went to the cemetery, and it’s all names they know,” Juven said. The visit was capped off with a dinner at the Sons of Norway lodge on Front Street. The menu HANSVILLE — The Greater Hansville Area Advisory Council is no more. The County Commission cut the council, known as GHAAC, from its list of community advisory councils because of cutbacks at the county level, according to the resolution written to dissolve the council. County administrators is limiting advisory councils to those more closely aligned with Urban Growth Area or Local Areas of More Intensive Rural Development, according to the resolution. “With the loss of Community Development staff over the course of the recent recession, it’s been challenging to adequately resource our community advisory groups and some have ow many Sasquatches can you find in this week’s Kitsap Week & Classifieds? Email your name with your guess to millerj73@ and receive a FREE ticket to Old Mill Days Sept. 27-29. Deadline to enter: Sept. 25, 5 p.m. Norwegian sites in the United States. It featured Poulsbo. She even took photos of the town — while on the TV screen — on her cell phone and showed them to friends and neighbors. The group also took a drive through the Kitsap Peninsula and stopped in Port Gamble while in the area. But it was Poulsbo that occupied most of their time. Some visitors sang in the Lutheran Church, and oth- Indianola Port candidates differ in vision By KIPP ROBERTSON INDIANOLA — What separates three of the four Indianola Port Commission candidates the most may be their vision for the dock’s future. District 2 candidate Matthew Smith and District 3 candidates Patrick Hatchel and John Lane weighed in Wednesday during a candidates forum in the Indianola Club House. District 2 candidate Eric Cookson did not attend. The forum, in the Indianola Clubhouse, was presented by the North Kitsap Herald. An estimated 80 residents attended. Ideas for the dock ranged from keeping it the way it is, to using it as a venue for public events. Lane said he would like work done on the substructure of the dock, but would leave the superstructure alone as much as possible. He suggested the port has the ability to add more See INDIANOLA, Page A5 n Profiles of the candidates for Indianola Port Commission, District 3 — page A20. n Tax levies will support EMS, help pay for dock improvements — page A21. The Voice of North Kitsap since 1901. Named a 2012 Newspaper of the Year by the Local Media Association

North Kitsap Herald, September 20, 2013

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