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Vol. 30 No. 3 • March
Pope, DOE in stalemate over agreement OPG wants to remove docks after it gets approval for new dock
PORT GAMBLE — Pope Resources backed out of a mill site cleanup agreement it reached with the state Department of Ecology in October, hoping to keep future removal of two docks as leverage
for a new dock proposed on Port Gamble’s northern shore. Because Pope Resources backed out of the agreement, called a Natural Resources Damages Agreement, $7 million in state funding allocated to meet
Ecology’s end of the agreement — shoreline acquisition and other environmental improvements — could cease to be available. And Tim Nord, manager of Ecology’s Toxics Cleanup Program, said Pope could be forced to remove
‘Spectacular’ gathering Kingston Library gets a big boost at Gather for the Green
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Indianola dock fix could mean tax hike Comprehensive scheme approved Feb. 8 includes possible maintenance and improvements
By KIPP ROBERTSON
INGSTON — A $1 million donation to the Kingston Village Green Foundation for the proposed new branch library has put the project a stone’s throw away from its $6 million goal. The donation was announced during the “Gather for the Green” event Jan. 26, which began with a group photo outlining the proposed community center’s footprint, and ended with a soup lunch and update on the project. The donation was given from a family member of Anne Petter, through the Kitsap Community Foundation, to Kitsap Regional Library. The $1 million donation is the largest single donation the foundation has ever made, community foundation Executive Director Kol Medina said. The donor remained anonymous, but has close ties to Kingston, Medina said. Prior to the announcement, Village Green Foundation executive director Nick Jewett said his foundation had raised $4.1
the docks anyway; he’s been directed to prepare an enforcement order, he said Feb. 20. The $7 million is a big chunk of the $12 million that’s been
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Navy housing site into a place that hums with intergenerational community activity. The 5,000-square-foot library will be part of the 21,000-squarefoot community center, which will also have space for a Boys & Girls Club. Also part of the Village Green: The existing park, a P-patch garden, and 35
INDIANOLA — The Port of Indianola may raise property taxes, depending on the outcome of an assessment of the Indianola Dock. The assessment, being done by an engineering firm, is about 75 percent complete, Port Commissioner Judith Frank said. Some of the dock’s pilings, for example, are close to 100 years old, Frank said. Pilings have been repaired or replaced as needed. There are other pilings that still need attention. There is no present risk to people on or around the dock. However, there is concern over how well the aging pilings will hold up against severe storms, she said. Almost all of the dock’s pilings
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Jan Tronrud and a large amount of Village Green Community Center supporters make an outline of the main walls of the center Jan. 26. The project received a $1 million boost for the library the same day through the Kitsap Community Foundation. Kipp Robertson / Staff photo million in state and foundation grants and private pledges, and with this donation has less than $2 million to raise. Approximately $20,000 more has been raised since the event, Village Green Foundation board member Bobbie Moore said. Though $20,000 doesn’t seem like much, if that pace continued for several months, the $6
million goal would be reached, she said. The foundation will be thinking of ways to bring in smaller donations, such as paving stones, where people can donate and get their name engraved on a public walkway. When completed, the Village Green will fulfill the vision of many Kingstonians who have worked to transform the former
Asbestos, moving costs ward off cabin takers
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HANSVILLE — No one had come forward as of Feb. 20 to take the state up on its offer of the old Point No Point fishing resort
cabins, for sale for $1 each. “As soon as I tell them [the cabins have] lead paint and asbestos, they don’t really seem pretty serious about perusing that,” said Michele Culver, regional director
of the state Department of Fish & Wildlife. The state agency bought the 3.47-acre property next to Point No Point Beach in 1996, intending See CABINS, Page 7
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Continued from page 1 raised from various sources for acquisition of North Kitsap land and shoreline that’s being sold by Pope Resources. The Kitsap Forest & Bay Project — a coalition that includes conservation groups, the county, Ecology, the state Department of Natural Resources, the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe and the Suquamish Tribe — want to buy the land and shoreline for conservation and public open space. The coalition’s option agreement expires on March 28. All told, 7,000 acres are for sale. Pope Resources entered the Department of Ecology’s Voluntary Cleanup Program 11 years ago, meaning cleanup of the mill site would be cooperative,
Continued from page 1 are creosoted as well. There are two metal pilings holding the swim float in place. New pilings will be non-creosoted, Frank said. The port has options to pay for piling replacement, which include raising taxes and finding grants. Property levies, Frank said, will be the first option considered. “If we’re going to keep this wonderful icon … we’re going to have to have the funding for it,” Frank said. The Port of Indianola collects the fourth-lowest amount of taxes in Kitsap County, behind ports of Eglon, Tracyton and Keyport. The port will collect $42,103 in taxes in 2013. The Port of Bremerton will collect $3,410,403 in 2013, the most out of Kitsap’s ports. The Port of Indianola collects 15 cents for every $1,000 of assessed property value. The commissioners are considering increasing the levy enough to get at least $10,000 more in property taxes to meet the port’s
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not forced. Jon Rose, president of Olympic Property Group, Pope’s real estate arm, said Pope has spent $10 million on upland and mill site cleanup since then. In 2011, Nord requested and received a request for funds for land acquisition — enough to buy the 564acre shoreline block, to be owned by the county; five acres of mill site for a marine science center, to be operated by Western Washington University; and another eight acres of mill site, to be owned by the Department of Natural Resources. Remaining funds would be used to close a wastewater outfall that is contaminating a geoduck bed. But that acquisition was tied to the cleanup and restoration agreement. “I wanted to protect the bay and shoreline for generations, and the best way to do that was to buy land,”
Nord said. In the agreement, also known as an NRD, Pope Resources agreed to extend utilities to the marine science center, at a cost of approximately $250,000; commit $600,000 in start-up funds to the center; and give $175,000 to Kitsap County to assist in the cost of stewardship for the shoreline block. In addition, according to Rose, Pope Resources is donating approximately 25 acres and 1.1 miles of tidelands to the state. Its cleanup responsibility includes removal of 1,800 pilings and all overwater structures, including those two docks; removal of wood waste from the bay floor; and the planting of riparian buffers. “In October, Pope said ‘We agree with the agreement and we have a NRD settlement,’” Nord said.
“In late fall/early winter, they said, ‘Hey, we want to [remove] these docks from the agreement.’ I said, no, you can’t do that. We’re not going to leave an island of contamination after we clean up the sea. They want to use these docks as leverage for an unrelated activity. That issue is their responsibility. Pope is the one that is drawing this out for an unrelated issue.” The new dock is part of Pope Resources’ master plan for the redevelopment in the Port Gamble township. The master plan was submitted to the county in January. Rose said Pope Resources agreed “on the big pieces,” but not on all of the details. “We agreed to take out all creosote[d] pilings. We didn’t agree if we would lose legal access to the water,” he said. In a letter he wrote to
conservation advocates, Rose said he wants to remove the old docks after he applies for a new dock. He said the removal of the old docks will mitigate, or offset, any environmental impacts a new dock would pose. But if the old docks are removed now, he won’t have anything to offer for mitigation, he said. “[W]henever a new dock is built, local, state and federal agencies all require that the applicant show there is ‘no net loss of habitat,’” Rose wrote. “In order to do so, we must be able to remove the old docks after the date of application … [R]emoval of the docks in the nearby vicinity of the new dock gives us our best hope of ever getting an approval.” Nord said the docks have to be removed because they have creosoted pilings and there are “massive amounts
of wood waste under those structures.” After the cleanup, “Pope has the ability to work with the county to rebuild those docks,” Nord said. “We’re not taking away any wateraccess rights from Pope.” Of the money for land and shoreline acquisition that would be lost, Nord said, “We were the only game in town. We had a whole bunch of money to buy land and they’re putting that in jeopardy.” As of Feb. 20, it was still not too late to save the NRD and the funding. “We had an agreement for cleanup and land acquisition,” Nord said. “We want to honor that agreement. If Pope came to us and said, ‘We misunderstood, mea culpa,’ the NRD would still be in effect. “Once we issue that enforcement order, it’s a different ballgame.”
budget, Frank said. An assessment of the dock has not been done in years, Frank said; port commissioners do not remember the last time one was completed, she said. The assessment will show what work needs to be done to the pilings and the priority of that work. The assessment will not be done until the tide is far enough out to finish, which will be a few months out. The assessment will cost the port no more than
$8,000. The dock assessment is part of the port’s Comprehensive Scheme’s Capital Improvement Plan. The scheme was approved Feb. 8. The scheme outlines other capital improvement projects and port goals. Included in the capital projects are enhancing current and building new boat and kayak storage, upgrading electrical utilities to the dock and adding lighting at the end, and helping to
promote special events. Some projects are to be done with the Indianola Beach Improvement Club. The port also helps pay for beach secuirty. The port commissioners are also considering adding compensation to their
positions. Compensation was on the agenda for the March 5 port meeting, however, the meeting was cancelled because not all port members would be available. The meeting will be rescheduled in April. Port commissioners are
elected to six-year terms. The two other commissioners are Jeff Henderson and Joan Wald. The por t’s Comprehensive Scheme can be found on the port’s website, portofindianola. com, under “Resources.”
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Pope Resources must agree to DOE plan O
lympic Property Group’s demand to the Department of Ecology that OPG be allowed to keep two docks at the old mill site until it gets permission to build a new dock on the north shore of Port Gamble, outside of the bay, seems to be little more than a strategic move to guarantee it gets the new dock it wants. Here’s OPG’s message: The state wants us to remove two old docks as part of the cleanup plan. We’ll remove the old docks, but only after we get permission to build a new dock. If we and the state can’t reach agreement on this, millions of dollars in legislative funding for shoreline acquisition and a variety of community amenities will go away. All of this comes one month before the expiration of an option agreement by which the Kitsap Forest & Bay Coalition is raising money to buy Pope Resources’ North Kitsap forestland for public open space and trails. Good timing. Let’s boil this down. One, Pope Resources, OPG’s parent company, must clean up the old mill site, remove old pilings and remove wood waste from the bay floor. Two, Pope Resources has submitted to the county a master plan for development of Port Gamble. Master plan approval will be decided by the county based on current zoning regulations, not on whether Pope completes a cleanup agreement with the state. Likewise, Pope’s proposed new dock is also unrelated to the cleanup. Three, OPG claims that the timing of the dock removal is important — that when it applies for a new dock, it must have something to remove in order to offset the environmental impacts of the new dock. Ecology is one of the agencies that would permit the new dock. Tim Nord, director of Ecology’s Toxics Cleanup Program, said removal of the old docks and approval of the new dock are not tied together. Ecology’s message is, the old docks must come down anyway. When the new dock is proposed, other restoration work can be considered for their mitigation value. Pope Resources entered the Department of Ecology’s Voluntary Clean-up Program 11 years ago, meaning cleanup would be cooperative, not enforced. According to OPG, Pope Resources has spent more than $10 million “remediating landfills, contaminated soils in town and on the millsite itself. Two woodwaste dredging projects were also performed in the Bay.” In a letter to conservation advocates, OPG President Jon Rose wrote, “We made it clear to DOE that once the clean-up was complete, Pope Resources intended to re-develop Port Gamble to the thriving town it once was.” But cleanup and redevelopment are not tied together. While Pope entered Ecology’s cleanup program voluntarily, there is nothing voluntary about the cleanup. The $10 million Pope Resources has invested in cleanup was going to be spent anyway. And cleanup is never a guarantee of future development. Washington’s shorelines are littered with sites where fortunes were made and environmental catastrophe was left behind. Look no further than the Duwamish River, which is a Superfund cleanup site. As this editorial is written, a contractor is removing 500 tons of See EDITORIAL, Page 5
Appreciates OPG’s vision for north end In the midst of listening to National Public Radio and news of accidental and intentional deaths in the U.S. by guns, I find myself thankful for opportunities to walk in the woods in Heritage Park and the Port Gamble Block of lands that have been available through Olympic Property Group and Kitsap County. As my mind buzzes with my daily trivial stresses, I am amazed that a mountain bike ride in the Port Gamble Block or Hansville Block of OPG lands clears my head and allows me to see an owl, a fox, and a rabbit all in one outing. Olympic Property Group/ Pope Resources have allowed me to access their land for nearly 22 years. As they are the largest landholder, developer and timber company in Kitsap County, I have found them to be an amazing neighbor. Not only have they allowed me access to walk and bike on their lands, but they have allowed me even to build trails through their timber property. They have been instrumental and the leader in a vision of an open space opportunity for the public in Kitsap County. Because they are a large landowner and are in the eye of the public, they certainly have received their share of hard knocks, damaging publicity and expensive lessons of public dealings. I, for one, would like to offer a different opinion and say “Thank you” for being an insightful, visionary company and neighbor giving me more opportunities to experience nature in my own backyard. Lynn Schorn Kingston
More reaction to guns, gun control Facts: n The U.S. leads the world in guns per capita with 310 million estimated in civilian circulation.
“Well, dear, the Visitors Guide does say that the sun deck is a ‘unique experience.’ ” n Our firearms homicides are 6 times our Canadian neighbors per capita. This should be telling us something! n There were 30,000 U.S. gun deaths in 2012 and such deaths are expected to surpass auto fatalities in a few years (because sensible regulations have auto deaths declining). Similar policies could do the same for gun deaths. As ex-career military and a current gun owner, I support the right of law-abiding citizens to legitimately acquire and own appropriate type weapons for sporting use and personal protection, but semi-automatics with large magazine capacity accessories and designed for battlefield use are not justifiable in the public arena. The assault weapons ban which expired in 2004 needs to be reinstated. Our democracy has survived for 236 years because of our resolve to solve tough national issues for the greater good through dialogue, common-sense application, moderation and compromise. This needs to continue with the gun control issue. Enter the NRA, with its extremist “in-denial leadership” and obstructionist
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attitude, seeking to paint a political label on anyone who legitimately questions any gun control. They incite their membership by “fanning the fires of fear” (that the government will come knocking on their doors and confiscate their guns), creating weapons-buying hysteria that leads to an even greater proliferation of weaponry. Just what we need! We’re overdue for the rational “silent majority” to speak out, open up a dialogue and express their opinions. We need to develop national consensus on a reasonable, common-sense gun policy to counter the NRA. I strongly urge you to contact your congressional representatives and quiz them regarding their positions on gun control (the NRA spent almost $20 million during the past political campaign to influence their support vote and publish their propaganda). Let your representatives know your opinion and vote counts! Support a gun control organization with a “broad-based” solutions platform. One suggestion is the Giffords’ non-profit, Americans for Responsible Solutions, which appears
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Toll would pay for maintaining passes This is the season and weather when snow removal, road sanding and avalanche control are being done on the state’s several mountain pass highways. This must generate immense costs. We, in Kitsap County, must pay a toll on the state’s ferries to cross Puget Sound. Why not place a toll on the mountain pass highways during winter to offset the costs of keeping these roads open for traffic? Much of this traffic is for recreational pursuits. Reduction of such costs might leave more in the budget, which could used to reduce ferry tolls to a reasonable amount. Earle Willey Indianola
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Continued from page 4 soil contaminated with mercury from the former Georgia-Pacific pulp mill on the Bellingham waterfront. In Port Gamble Bay, a Pacific herring spawning site, leachate from wood waste has resulted in a herring egg mortality of at least 20 percent, according to Western Washington University. Shellfish closures and harvesting restrictions have been in place since 1999. Pope Resources has a right
Continued from page 4 of grace for one of its own, Carmen Garringer. Carmen, 8, was diagnosed with cancer recently and is being treated at Children’s Hospital. A dear family friend set up a Facebook page, Caring for Carmen, to keep everyone informed of her care and arrange support for her and her family. Leslie Burns is no stranger to organization, and she has made a difference in this family’s life. Carmen loves knowing that so many people are praying and pulling for her. Please “like” her page, as she enjoys seeing it grow. This child is one of the sweetest, smartest and bravest community members. I know that we will see great things from her in the future! Thank you for all the support. Rhonda Rotsten Port Gamble
to develop according to current zoning laws, and we appreciate the efforts that are going into making Port Gamble a viable town. But we have a right too — to not live with the environmental impacts of 142 years of industrial use on the shoreline. Pope Resources should do the right thing and sign the plan — an agreement it reached in October with Ecology — and pursue its new dock during the master plan process for redevelopment of Port Gamble.
cess with many to thank. Held Feb 10 at the Oak Table Café and the Firehouse Theater in Kingston, some 150 participants enjoyed champagne and hors d’oeuvres during silent and live auctions just before the movie “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” The event netted some $20,000 for the club due to the efforts of the North Kitsap community. The club has grown to more than 120 individuals from North Kitsap middle schools. While the list of individuals to thank would take an entire paper (the coordinating committee includes some 30 individuals), special recognition goes to the Greater Kingston
Public Meetings Feb. 25 Kingston Port Commission, 7 p.m., Port of Kingston offices, 25864 Washington Blvd. NE, Kingston. Online: www.portofkingston.org. March 5 n Eglon Port Commission, 7 p.m., Eglon Schoolhouse. n Cancelled: Indianola Port Commission. This meeting will be rescheduled for April. Online: www. portofindianola.com. n
Kiwanis, Columbia Bank, Kitsap Bank, the Kingston Chamber of Commerce and, of course, Ross McCurdy and the Oak Table Café, plus Craig Smith and the Firehouse Theater. Donors contributing to the live auction included Pat Bennett-Forman, Hal and Helen Hoover, Savage Vine Wine Shop and Tasting Room, Point No Point Lighthouse, Dave Muller, Kim Hoover, Diana Kingsley, North Kitsap Fire & Rescue, Todd Fischer, Kingston Firehouse Theater, and Jossara Jinaro. Judy and Dick Osborn Event coordinators Kingston
March 6 Kingston Citizens Advisory Council, 7 p.m., North Kitsap Fire & Rescue headquarters station, 26642 Miller Bay Road, Kingston. Online: www.kitsapgov. com/dcd/Community%20 Advisor y%20Councils/ Kingston/kcac.htm March 11 n North Kitsap Fire & Rescue Board of Fire Commissioners, 7 p.m., district headquarters fire station, 26642 Miller Bay Road, Kingston. Online: www.nkfr.org. March 12 n Greater Hansville Area Advisory Council, 6:30 p.m., Hansville n
Community Center at Buck Lake Park, 6959 NE Buck Lake Road, Hansville. Agenda: Greater Hansville Area Traffic Survey, presented by County Commissioner Robert Gelder. The results of the county traffic survey are located at www. hansville.org/index.php/ ghaac. U.S. Lighthouse Society fundraiser, presented by Jeff Gales. Greater Hansville Community Center’s Endowment Fund, presented by Lois Lee. Online: www.kitsapgov. com/dcd/Community%20 Advisor y%20Councils/ GHAAC/ghaac_main.htm March 14 n North Kitsap School
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Continued from page 1 to redevelop the property. Facing local opposition, the state signed an agreement with Kitsap County to build a boat launch for recreational use. The rusting ramp and old resort cabins are set to be demolished next month, but the state decided to first make the cabins available to any takers. “I think [the cabins] represent a part of history in the Hansville/ North Kitsap area,” County Commissioner Rob Gelder said. “For folks who are in a position to do so, or an organization in a position to preserve it, it’s great to have that opportunity rather than have it just disappear.” Many of the cabins were built in the 1930s, when the area boasted several popular fishing resorts. Point No Point was the last operating resort in the area; it closed in the mid-1990s. It offered boating and cabin rentals under one owner or another since the 1930s, according to a historic structures report by Kitsap County. The cabins — chipped white paint with green trim — have sat virtually undisturbed for 20 years. Old appliances, bed frames and mattresses, and tables can be seen through the cracked windows. In one cabin, curtains still hang over its kitchen windows, the blue pastel color faded. The doors have locks on them to prevent vandalism, and no graffiti adorns the cabins’ walls. Fish & Wildlife intends to construct a 90-foot boat launch, to accommodate boats up to 26 feet, restore the beach, and make upland improvements, with parking, ADA-approved restrooms and stormwater facilities. The state will allow commercial and recreational fishermen to use the site,
A painting is visible through the window of a former fishing cabin at Point No Point. Megan Stephenson / Staff photo but the launch’s purpose is for recreational use. Neither the county nor the state have the funds to renovate the cabins. Culver said anyone interested should contact her by the end of the month (Michele. Culver@dfw.wa.gov or 360-249-1211). Takers are responsible for the expense and liability of moving their cabin. She said about a dozen people have contacted her so far — a few in the Hansville area — but she hasn’t heard of any removal plans. Fred Nelson, member of Friends of Norwegian Point Park, site of another former fishing resort, said there hasn’t been much interest in the cabins because moving them is cost-prohibitive. “One dollar is cheap but it’s expensive to move them,” Nelson said. Fish & Wildlife received $2.1 million in capital funds for the project this year, and must use the funds within two years. Culver said the agency has received the county’s Shoreline Substantial Development Permit and an Administrative Conditional Use Permit, and is awaiting two water-related permits from Fish & Wildlife and the Army Corps of Engineers. Gelder said the county’s last responsibility with the boat launch project is set-
ting up a “site host” program. County staff members would recruit and train volunteers to stay on site for a week or so at a time to maintain the facilities and keep an eye on things. There is an RV/camping area on site. The volunteers will be “another set of eyes during the fishing season, [helping] to hopefully mitigate any potential concerns,” Gelder said. And while some residents in Hansville are concerned about the added traffic in the area, Gelder said he understands parking is a big challenge in Hansville. The county will also look at retrofitting the Point No Point Lighthouse parking next year, “to address the design and flow of traffic.” Gelder added that this boat launch is a “muchneeded resource in the community.” “For Kitsap County and Puget Sound, there are so few public water access points. [For] fishermen, members of the Puget Sound Anglers or Poggie Club, [Point No Point] is another wonderful public access point to the Sound,” he said. For more information, visit wdfw.wa.gov/lands/ water_access/30983.
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usterity economics, simply put, is a governmental policy of spending cuts and, to a lesser degree, tax increases. Backers of austerity believe America’s major fire today is the budget deficit and the only extinguisher available is austerity. It appears these same fiscally conservative backers also believe that austerity, if held steady, will eventually lead to a better nation of capitalism. Modern American austerity was adopted in 2010 as the result of the deal on taxes between Republicans and Democrats, and has had spurts and sputters since. The deal was that there would be federal spending cuts in exchange for an increase on payroll tax. Another deal was struck in 2011 that initiated tax hikes from $600 billion to $700 billion over 10 years and federal spending cuts of $1.5 trillion over 10 years. The tax hikes involve the richest Americans and the spending cuts essentially
affect everyone else. Sequestration is the forced austerity scheduled to take effect March 1. This particular deficit reduction plan is meant to force Congress and the Administration into action in stabilizing the nation’s debt by that date. The Pentagon would lose nearly 8 percent and domestic programs more than 5 percent in spending if no last minute deal is struck. The chained CPI formula will severely cut Social Security according to costof-living adjustments, and do so immediately. In order to realistically strengthen Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, our health care system must be fixed by fighting the exorbitant costs of insurance and drug lobbyists. Less conservative economists and Americans — and even politicians — believe “fiscal cliffs” and “debt crises” and “fixing the debt” are manufactured emergencies meant to benefit the wealthy and cover up more urgent issues benefiting the
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age of the economy than they ever have since such records were kept. But at the same time, wages as a percentage of the economy are at an all-time low.” Instead of cuts to spending, perhaps we should be raising revenue by reclaiming unpaid taxes. America loses billions of dollars each year from corporate tax dodging due to loopholes written up by corporate lobbyists. One out of four of our largest corporations pay nothing in taxes. In addition, nothing has yet been done about the trillions of dollars stashed
out of the country in tax havens like the Cayman Islands. How much of a deficit would there be if these loopholes were closed? Sen. Patty Murray, new head of the Senate Budget Committee, said, “I believe our focus should be on jobs and the economy, not on arbitrary pain for American families.” Why try to balance the budget on the backs of our most vulnerable — children, the elderly, the sick and the poor? Now is the time to get more informed about what’s going on in America. — Marylin Olds is an opinion columnist for the Kingston Community News. Comments are welcome at email@example.com.
It’s ‘Resolve to Read Mysteries’ month
n January at our wellattended fundraising campaign launch event, we learned an anonymous donor had pledged $1 million in memory of Anne Petter to the new Kingston Library through the Kitsap Regional Library Foundation. Our deepest gratitude goes to the family of the donor, who recognizes the significance of library services. Just last week, an individual thanked us for providing the tools needed to help him find a job. At our library this month, you’ll find educational activities and entertainment. If you would like to investigate a mystery just for fun, try our adult murder mystery event put on by Little Boston and Kingston staff
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n Sour Grapes Mystery: March 9, 5:30-7 p.m. You arrive at the library for an after-hours gala to honor a prominent local author. But when he stands up to begin his speech, Otto Graff takes a sip of his wine — and falls over dead! Now it’s up to you to discover the killer. Solve the mystery while nibbling on appetizers catered by the Port Gamble General Store. For adults 18 and older. n Friends of the Library meeting: March 12, 7-8 p.m. in the Indianola Room. You’re invited to participate in this volunteer organization that supports the Kingston branch. n Kingston Writers Group: March 12 and 26, at 6:30 p.m. Enjoy a friendly, supportive atmosphere to encourage writing. n Teen Science-Spa Day: March 13, 4-5 p.m. Science has never smelled so good. In this program, teens can create a spa product to give as a gift or keep. All supplies provided. For teens. See more program information online at www. krl.org. n Kingston Friends of the Library Book Sale: March 15-16, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Membersonly sale from 9–10 a.m. both days. Proceeds from this book sale will go to the new Community Center Building, which requires about $1.9 million more in donations/pledges before a library can be built within it. n Classics Book Group: March 18, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Discussion will be on “One Day in the Life of Ivan
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The danger within: Creosoted pilings R
ight now, there is a very big project going on in Budd Inlet in Olympia, at the southern end of Puget Sound. Four hundred derelict pilings and 7,000 square feet of abandoned docks and piers will be removed. They are the last reminders of a lower Budd Inlet shoreline once lined with lumber and plywood mills. The piling and dock removal project stretches across 1.2 miles of shoreline. This huge project is one of several going on around the Sound this year, funded by the state’s Jobs Now Act. A good use of funds, it is putting private sector employers to work to clean
Continued from page 8 Denisovich” by Aleksanr Solzhenitsyn. n Legos @ the Library: March 21, from 3-5 p.m. If you love Legos, grab a friend and head to the library for an afternoon of free play or a challenge! For tweens and children.
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Little Boston Library events n Preschool Storytime: March 5, 12, 19 and 26 at 10:30 a.m. Enjoy a morning full of stories, songs, rhymes, and fun with our youth services librarian, Whitney. Especially for children 3-5 accompanied by a caregiver. Siblings welcome. n Baby and Me Storytime: March 5, 12, 19, and 26 at 1 p.m. Enjoy bouncy rhymes, songs, and stories that promote lan-
up the Sound by removing unnecessary old wood pilings and docks, which have creosote on them. When we were working on the Stillwaters Fish
Passage project, one step was to remove all the creosote-covered logs from the beach at Arness Park to improve the water and sediment quality nearby. Creosote is a wood preservative used for more than 100 years to treat telephone poles, railroad ties, piers, docks and pilings. It does a great job of preserving wood, but it also contains more than 300 chemicals, many of them harmful to fish and wildlife, and humans. For instance, studies show that herring eggs exposed to creosote have high mortality rates. The polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) found in creosote have been shown to stunt the growth and
guage learning and early literacy skills. Playtime afterwards. For children 0-18 months accompanied by a caregiver. n Jonathan Evison, New York Times bestselling author of “All About Lulu” and “The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving,” will visit as we discuss his book “West of Here” on March 6, 11 a.m. to noon. You are invited to join us for this special event. n “Murder at Sandpoint — How Handwriting
Analysis Solves Crimes”: March 6, from 6-7 p.m. There are so many factors involved in handwriting that a forger cannot even be aware of all of them, let alone duplicate them. Learn how a careful study of handwriting analysis led to the arrest and conviction of a forger and murderer in Sandpoint, Idaho. n Crafternoon: March 6, 13, 20 and 27, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Bring your handwork projects and discover a new craft. n Teen Gaming: March
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alter the immune systems of juvenile salmon. Herring and other affected species are important parts of the food web for salmon, orca whales, and birds. When the PAHs are exposed to sunlight, the chemicals in creosote become more toxic and are more likely to leach from the wood. And creosotetreated wood will leach toxins for its entire lifetime. In 2007, the Puget Sound
Initiative designated creosote removal as a high priority for cleaning up the Sound. Over the last seven years, more than 15,000 tons of creosote pilings and beach debris have been removed. Of course, much more needs to be removed. One study done in Sooke, B.C., and Port Townsend determined that the PAH was not prohibiting the use of pilings as habitat (haven’t we all seen the mussels and barnacles living on them?) but it did show that the PAH was accumulating in the sediment around the base of the pilings. It was not an alarming amount, however. Washington state’s Department of Natural Resources is very clear
that creosote-treated wood should be removed from contact with the Sound, whenever it is possible, in order to provide healthy, uncontaminated habitat for many species, including marine creatures, fish, birds, and humans. We don’t know the long-term cumulative effects on wildlife yet, but we know it is not good. The removal of creosote from the marine environment is essential to prevent long-term impacts from those toxins persisting in the environment of Puget Sound and in our food web. Stillwaters is starting a new Sustainability Discussion Group, “I Go to Nature — Readings from Favorite Authors.” If you are interested, call 297-1226. — Contact Naomi Maasberg at email@example.com
8, from 3-5 p.m. Play video games and enjoy snacks. All games are rated teen and younger. For grades 6-12. n A Writers’ How-To: March 16, 11 a.m. to noon. Need to know how to get started? From children’s fiction to adult non-fiction, let’s get started. Local author and columnist Donna Lee Anderson will lead a writers workshop on how to get started putting your ideas on paper. Bring two to three pages of something you are working on and a notebook. Ages 13 and older are
welcome. Pre-registration required. n Legos @ the Library: March 20, from 3:30-5 p.m. If you love Legos, grab a friend and head to the library for an afternoon of free play or a challenge. For tweens and children. n Teen Science-Spa Day: March 22, from 3-4:30 p.m. Science has never smelled so good. In this program, teens can create a spa product to give as a gift or keep. All supplies provided. n Kitsap Regional
Library Board of Trustees meeting: March 26, 5:306:30 p.m. Board meetings are routinely held at 5:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Meetings are open to the public. Call (360) 297-2670 or (360) 297-3330 for program updates or check our website www.krl.org to confirm program information. See you at the library! — Tomi Whalen is manager of the Kingston and Little Boston branch libraries. Contact her at twhalen@ krl.org.
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was walking around down at the port with Ray, our head gardener, last week noticing all the little iris, daffodil, tulip and dahlia sprouts starting to poke out of the earth. Each year, it gets more and more exciting to watch our port property begin to bloom as spring approaches. Of course, the official prognosticator of spring’s arrival, Punxsutawney Phil, officially predicted — by not casting a shadow on Feb. 2 — that spring would arrive early. Speaking of spring approaching, don’t forget that on March 10 we will all spring ahead an hour when Daylight Savings Time returns. The port staff did a won-
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always on their agenda. The first big event of the year will take place in Mike Wallace Park, March 30. In cooperation with the Chamber of Commerce Events Committee, Windermere Real Estate will welcome spring to Kingston with the sixth annual “Kites over Kingston” festival. Bring your own flying contraptions down and let’s get them airborne. The event is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Speaking of the events committee, the slate is being formulated for the 2013 Concerts on the Cove series. Yes, our favorite Elvis tribute singer Danny Vernon will be back! An update to our passenger ferry inventory: the Spirit of Kingston will be leaving for about a week to
I love to read stories of the old days of sailing ships and “The War for All the Oceans” by Roy and Leslie Adkins is always a great
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ompassionate — that is Ashli O’Brien, Kingston High School junior and FAB’s (Fine Arts Boosters) featured artist. As a visual artist, Ashli educates those who experience her drawings on rare mental health disorders. She does hours of research in order to bring understanding for her peers who struggle with these lifealtering disorders. “My graphite drawing shown here is called ‘Losing Hope’ because it shows how people with disorders reach out for help but never quite get it within their grasp,” Ashli said. “No matter what, they will always feel trapped by the grip of their disorder. I have chosen this subject to get more people aware of how societal pressure and what is going on in the
“Losing Hope,” a graphite drawing by Ashli O’Brien.
By Marilyn Bode world causes young people, especially girls, to not feel good enough.” Her work will be displayed at the 11th annual Festival of the Arts, May 22. Plan for it! In choosing Ashli as this month’s featured artist, KHS Visual Arts teacher James Andrews wrote, “She is one of my Advanced Art students — super nice kid! I was just critiquing her and mentioned how, out of all my Advanced and AP students this year, she has grown the most as an artist. She is so wonderfully teachable.” Ashli gave a peek into her life. “I live a quiet life in Miller Bay with my mom.
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I keep to myself, I do me. I don’t let others change me. My room is totally decorated with pictures and art. I feel art reflects on the
community. It adds beauty and value. There is so much awesome and beautiful art by talented people out there.”
When I asked what she likes to do, she said, “Oh! Gosh! I have no life!” Not true, as this self-proclaimed quiet, shy artist continued
telling of the passion she has for “doing art” including photography. With her mom’s good camera and her older sister’s inspiration, she gets “really, really close to nature. As long as I can remember, I have wanted to earn a B.A. in Fine Arts — Photography.” She has already earned a College Bound full-ride scholarship to the Seattle Arts Institute, thanks to a KHS counselor who has been staying on top of it and keeping track of Ashli. This fiercely compassionate and passionate artist says, “I love school and learning and really want education. I want to go somewhere, do good, not have to struggle like my mom. I am hoping art is the way!” — Contact FAB Spotlight columnist Marilyn Bode at email@example.com.
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Don’t let money run your life M
oney plays a huge role in everyone’s lives. Some people have a lot and some people have very little. The entire world revolves around when the next paycheck is due to come in and, for some, where it’s going to come from. When you’re young and get that first small bit of money — your first $1 or $5 — it seems like a lot. You hold it like you are holding a brick of pure gold. Money goes far, too, as a kid. I remember spending many, many allowances at the Six Star that once was by Albertsons. As you get older, the value of that same bill changes; the money doesn’t go as far. The older you get, the less it seems that same money is worth. Suddenly, you can’t just go spending your money as you make it; you have to save to buy things you want, and you have to work
the buc stops here By KYLER LACEY for friends and neighbors to earn extra to get what you want faster. The need for more money never ends. Living off of an allowance can get difficult. It takes three, four or five months just to get enough to buy one video game or a car part or whatever else you want. It’s just not enough, but that’s just the way it is until you are old enough
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Galloping Flotsam and Jetsam Gourmet will visit Hansville March 13 By MELANIE BRANCHFLOWER
he Flotsam and Jetsam Garden Club will meet March 13 at the Greater Hansville Community Center on Buck Lake Road, starting at 9 a.m. Coffee and great refreshments provided by our hostesses will be available. The business meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. and will be followed by more refreshments and visiting. Guests are welcome. After the short break, we will enjoy a presentation by our speaker, well-known chef Graham Kerr, who will speak about his new passion for growing and cooking and eating from his own garden. His topic: “Why Cascadian gardens will be world famous by 2020.” Kerr was born in London and grew up in the British hotel business. He spent his early years among some of the most outstanding chefs of Europe. He eventually became general manager of the famed Royal Ascot Hotel, then went to New Zealand where he was chief catering adviser to the Royal New Zealand Air Force, which “ordered” him to go on television (when there were only 50 TV sets in all of New Zealand). He was a
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CommunityCalendar feb. 23 BINGO NIGHT: 5:30 p.m., Greater Hansville Community Center, Buck Lake Park. Regular session starts at 7 p.m., small refreshment bar with pizza, soft drinks and coffee. Children younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Proceeds benefit the Greater Hansville Community Center. Info: Fred Nelson, (360) 638-0000. Feb. 26 SOCIAL HOUR AT THE HANSVILLE COMMUNITY CENTER: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Hansville Community Center, Buck Lake Park. Coffee, tea and treats. Books, games and conversation. Through March 3 Kingston unclad: “Celebrating the Human Form,” featuring fine art from 10 resident artists. Almost Candid Photo & Frame, 10978 NE State Route 104, Suite 109, Kingston. Info: (360) 2971347. March 5 WEEKEND NAVIGATOR COURSE: March 5, 7, 12, 14, 26, 28, Kingston Cove Yacht Club, 25878 Washington Blvd. Offered by the Coast Guard Auxiliary, to educate the boating enthusiast in skills required for a safe voyage on
a variety of waters and boating conditions. Cost: $75, includes materials; additional family members $35. Reservations requested. Info: Steve Hyman (360) 297-2494. march 8 Kingston friends of the Library book sale: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 11212 NE State Highway 104. Proceeds benefit new library and youth programs. march 9 RUMMAGE SALE DROP OFF: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Hansville Community Center, Buck Lake Park. Bring in the things you’re ready to share with the community. Kingston friends of the Library book sale: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 11212 NE State Highway 104. Proceeds benefit new library and youth programs. STILLWATERS ANNUAL AUCTION: 5-8 p.m., Suquamish House of Awakening Culture, 7235 NE Parkway, Suquamish. Advance tickets $15, call (360) 297-1226, or email email@example.com. All proceeds benefit environmental education programs at Stillwaters. Info: Naomi Maasberg, (360) 297-1226, www.stillwatersenvironmentalcenter.org.
March 14 Kitsap Audubon Meeting: 7-9 p.m., Poulsbo Library, 700 NE Lincoln Road. Program: Owl Studies on Bainbridge, presented by Jamie Acker. Info: www.kitsapaudubon.org, (360) 692-8180. march 16 ST. PATRICK’S DAY DINNER: 5-8 p.m., Hansville Community Center, Buck Lake Park. Traditional Irish dinner and music. Tickets: $17; only 100 available. Call any board member or www.hansville.org for tickets. KHS Athletic Boosters auction: 5:30 p.m., Clearwater Casino, 15347 Suquamish Way, Suquamish. Third annual silent and live auction. Tickets: $80 per couple or $45 each, includes drink tickets, auction bid cards, selection of hot and cold appetizers. Info and tickets: Marjorie Gaines, auction chairperson, (360) 340-4698. March 21 Financial learning class: “Understanding Credit and Credit Reports,” 5:30-7 p.m., Bayside Community Church activity building, 25992 Barber Cut-Off Road, between Highway 104 and West Kingston Road. Childcare will be provided and a light
The Kingston High School Drama Club will stage “The Wizard of Oz” March 1-3 in the North Kitsap Auditorium. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for students and seniors. Times: March 1 and 2, 7 p.m.; March 3, 2 p.m. Submitted photo meal offered. Each person that attends the entire 1½-hour class will receive a $15 voucher for use at the ShareNet Thrift Store. Free event. Prior registration appreciated. Register at ShareNet Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Or call Mark Ince, 297-2266, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. March 30 Community Easter Egg Hunt: 10 a.m., Village Green Park, West Kingston Road. For children up to fifth grade. Special prizes for most eggs found. North Kitsap Fire & Rescue trucks will be pres-
ent. Rain or shine. Questions: Bayside Community Church, 2972000. ONGOING Flotsam and Jetsam Garden Club scholarship committee:
The Hansville club is offering scholarships for North Kitsap seniors. For more information contact your school councilor or Marcia Hilberg, (360) 7792502.
BRIDGE PLAYERS: Mondays, 1 p.m. at Kingston Community Center. Info: Delores Van Wyck, (360) 638-0271.
Kingston Business Group: Tuesdays, 7:30 a.m., at The Oak Table Café. Share ideas and leads, network and socialize. KINGSTON GARDEN CLUB: Third Wednesday of the month, 9 a.m. (beginning with coffee and socializing), Bayside Community Church, 25992 Barber Cutoff Road. — Send calendar items to Megan Stephenson, mstephenson@kingstoncommunitynews. com.
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Kingston gathers on the Green Community celebrates the future community center — and a $1 milion donation for the new library
The Village Green Pea-Patch was open for interested visitors to wander through Jan. 26 during “Gather for the Green.” Kipp Robertson / Staff photo
Visitors to “Gather for the Green” Jan. 26 made an outline of the Village Green Community Center in the rain before walking up to the old community center to warm up with soup. William Thompson / Contributed
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Continued from page 1 senior apartments and 42 off-street parking spaces, according to documents from Kitsap County Department of Community Development. Tomi Whalen, branch manager for the Little Boston and Kingston libraries, was impressed by the number of people who showed up in support of the project at “Gather for the Green.” More than 300 people attended the group photo at the start of the event at 3 p.m. in Village Green Park, with that num-
ber expected to grow as the day went on. “This is spectacular,” Whalen said. The donated money will be given in $250,000 chunks for four years, Medina said. The money, coming from a donoradvised fund, will go toward library construction and furnishing. The Village Green Foundation is leading the fundraising for the community center, which the foundation will own; the Village Green Metropolitan Park District will maintain the building and the park. Martha & Mary owns one acre, the site of the senior
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apartments. Kitsap Regional Library has advertised a request for qualifications for architectural firms interested in designing the library interior. The Village Green Foundation has engaged architect Miles Yanich to design the building, but KRL will be responsible for the design of the interior of its space and also will provide construction drawings for its part of the building so the entire job can be bid as one project. Kitsap County owns and will continue to operate a wastewater pump station at the Village Green.
North Kitsap Fire & Rescue spokeswoman Michele Laboda’s pup Dwadwa was dressed appropriately, in green, for Gather for the Green.
Village Green Foundation President Mary McClure reacts enthusiastically after a $1 million donation for the Kingston Community Center at Village Green was announced Jan. 26 inside the current community center. Kipp Robertson / Staff photos
Bogle’s ‘Golden Reflections’ wins ‘Unclad’ honor KINGSTON — “Golden Reflections” by Lee Bogle won Viewers Choice Feb. 11 during a private opening of “Kingston Unclad — celebrating the human form,” an exhibit at Almost Candid’s fine art gallery. A nationally renowned artist now living in Kirkland, Bogle is well known for his solitary images of Native American women. Placing second in the vote by select Kingston business leaders and art patrons was “Model with Green Turban,” by Margaret Wright-Niemann. “Serenity,” by Meredith Cope, won third place. Kingston Unclad is an exhibit of figurative and
“Golden Reflections” by Lee Bogle won Viewers Choice Feb. 11 at “Kingston Unclad.”
abstract art, including nudes, and is open to the public through March 3. The exhibit is thought to be the first of its kind in greater Kingston and features artwork by the gallery’s contributors . Other participating art-
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Get out and enjoy Hansville — and a cup of joe I
f you’re thinking of moving to Hansville because nothing ever happens here, you’d better rethink your reasoning. It’s true you don’t have to participate in activities at the Greater Hansville Community Center, but think of what fun it would be if you did. On March 6 (and the first Wednesday of every month), the community center board meets at 7 p.m. The public is welcome to join in and hear plans for the future, participate in the discussions and have a cup of coffee with the people that work so hard to keep
hansville happenings By donna lee anderson everything moving in the right direction.
On March 9, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., donations will be accepted at the community center for the annual Rummage Sale that is held in August. A committee of workers will happily take your selections and take them to the sorting room (a large outer building behind the community center). On March 16, 5-8 p.m., a St. Patrick’s Day dinner will be served at the community center. Tickets are available at the Hansville Store and from any board member. Reservations can be made by calling event chairwoman Connie Gordon, 271-
6166. On March 20 at noon, the Neighbor Luncheon will be the place to be. Meet and greet your neighbors — and get to know those you haven’t met. A reservation is needed. Not only will you have a good lunch and good conversation in a happy atmosphere, there will be a speaker to entertain you (or maybe give you information you need to better your life.) Toward the end of the month on March 26, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., everyone is invited to the community center’s Little Room (entrance on
the side of the building) for a social hour (yes, I know this runs longer than an hour). During last month’s meeting and social hour, a group at one table played a card game, another group played Bunco, others just sat and chatted. Several Hansvillians wandered in to check out the library shelves and borrow some books and/or magazines, have a cup of coffee and a cookie, and visit. Don’t forget that the neighborhoods have activities too. Look for them online at DriftwoodKey. com or Hansville.org. You’ll
Economic Development Council proposed in Kingston KCAC Notes A bridged minutes of the Kingston Citizens Advisory Council meeting Feb. 6, 7-9 p.m., at the North Kitsap Fire & Rescue station on Miller Bay Road.
Naomi Maasberg, at large; Clint Boxman, Rotary, meeting co-chair; Walt
Elliot, at large; Dave Wetter, Village Green Foundation; Nancy Langwith, Downtown Kingston Association; Ken Hanson, Kiwanis; Steve Heacock, Carpenter Lake/Creek; Pete DeBoer, Kingston Port; Dawn Purser, Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe; Maryann Harris, Kingston
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Garden Club, meeting co-chair; Dan Martin, Kingston Stakeholders; Annie Humiston, at large; Cindy McKay, secretary.
Reed Anderson has resigned from KCAC effective Jan. 20. This creates an at-large opening on the committee. Contact Rebecca Pirtle if you know someone interested in this position. Chamber of Commerce representative Sandy Scott will be replaced by
Mike Haley in February. Terms for Dave Wetter and MaryAnn Harris will expire soon. They will both submit notification of their interest to continue on the committee.
Regarding Wolfle Elementary School being one of three schools recommended for possible closure: Motion was made and seconded to send a letter of support for Wolfle from KCAC. Ken will write and send the letter.
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find a place to line dance, join artists for workshops, and find committees to join (like Hansville Ladies Aid or Garden Club). And don’t forget the Men’s Koffee Klatch, Monday through Saturday at 8 a.m., the Better Half’s Coffee Time Tuesdays at 10 a.m., and the Solitarians Coffee on Fridays at 10 a.m. All these coffee meetings are held in the Hansville Store. I’ll see you around at a meeting, luncheon, dinner or coffee. OK? — Contact author and columnist Donna Lee Anderson at email@example.com
the wrong path and goals will need to be re-examined. What the group is asking for at this time is support for a coordinated economic effort, representation from the KCAC, and support from represented community groups. Jerry was asked why he thinks people are leaving the community. Jobs and the cost of commuting were the top reasons. School closures won’t help to bring in young families. The question of why isn’t this is the job of the Stakeholders was asked. Dan explained that the Stakeholders are the urban economic development arm of the chamber. They fund events and local things in the downtown urban growth area — the landscape projects along the streets, for example. Ultimately, the hope is to get all of the groups currently working on economic development to come together and work as a unit. KCAC participation is very important; it’s the link between the county and residents. Right now, there are 22 different groups trying to make things happen; these efforts need to be coordinated. The first meeting will be around the end of February or the beginning of March. A motion was made and seconded to appoint MaryAnn and Clint to represent KCAC on the committee. Motion carried.
KCAC Visioning/County Update — Rob Gelder
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Parks & Open Space â€” Walt Elliott
Kingston Rotary â€” Clint Boxman
The Kingston Rotary Golf Tournament will be held at White Horse Golf Course on June 21 at 1 p.m. Rotary is actively looking for business sponsors. Foursomes can now register online. All information pertaining to the event can be found at www.knkrotarygolf.com. Kingston 4th of July Fun Run planning is in high gear. A lot of great enhancements have already being made to this year's event. There will be a 1-mile kids dash, a 5k and a 10k race. Information can be found on our website: www.kingstonrunning.org. Rotary is always looking for new members. Contact membership chairman Clint Boxman, 297-3046.
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A stream-monitors training workshop was held at the Stillwaters Environmental Center on Feb. 2. Twenty new volunteers participated
The Point Casino has a new marketing director, Ian Hay. He will be the new liaison for the Chamber and any other groups that Scott Laursen was involved in locally. Call 297-0700. The Port Gamble Sâ€™Klallam Dictionary was distributed to Sâ€™Klallam families. This is the product of years of time and dedication to this project. The Port Gamble Sâ€™Klallam history book will be available for purchase this month. It is very interesting and educational. Copies are available for $16.99 at the Tribal Center or on the website. The Heronswood Foundation is well on its way. With the help of Dan Hinkley and other dedicated local gardeners, there has been a lot of work done in the garden. They are currently working on getting a steering committee together to develop membership programs, fundraiser activities and other community education opportunities. If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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of Events for 2013 includes: n Kites Over Kingston â€” March 30, sponsored by Windermere Real Estate at the Port of Kingston. n Kingston Wine Walk â€” June 8, sponsored by the Kingston Chamber. n Concerts on the Cove â€” July and August, sponsored by the Events Committee of the Kingston Chamber. Many big names will be performing, including CrĂ¨me Tangerine, a Beatles tribute band and the Blues Counselors. n Kingston Slug Hunt â€” Aug. 17, sponsored by the Kingston Chamber of Commerce.
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The Arness Park big belly will be replaced with trash cans serviced by volunteers. The county is considering a gate or fence at the Skate Park to reduce trash and vandalism. Volunteers and volunteer groups are needed for trails maintenance activities. Draft 2013 goals include: a comprehensive plan for trails maintenance, support of Village Green fundraising, support of the North Kitsap Trails Association and Kitsap Forest & Bay Project, develop a new trail map for Quiet Place Park, create a pool of volunteers for Arness Park maintenance and trash removal, pursue toilet installation at Arness Park, fund summer Randy-Kans, support NKHS service clubs and adult volunteer stewardship at the Skate Park, work with Dennis Oost on county trails plan and related activities, resolve ongoing public access to the White Horse trail, ensure continued parking at Eglon trailhead, work with PUD to remove leftover electrical debris on the GPC/PUD trail, support the creation of sidewalks on State Route 104, support a paved trail from Norman Road to White Horse trail, update the trails appendix to the Kingston Sub-Area Plan, pursue resolution of public access to tidelands.
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He said there is no interest in combining this advisory council with any other council. He is, however, looking at the possibility of creating a North County Council that reaches out to smaller communities such as Port Gamble, Keyport, etc. A review of how we function ensued. Which of the chairpersonâ€™s jobs are really necessary? What extra things do we take on ourselves that arenâ€™t necessary? There is a negative perception of what the chairs have to do, as is evidenced by the fact that no one will step up into the position. Maybe duties need to be examined and split between members of the group. This group does a lot of good things; why isnâ€™t there more public participation? In the past, many found that the presentation was of no interest to them. Having a program that gives people a reason to come is more likely to generate public participation than a steady stream of community reports does. Rebecca Pirtle said one example to look at may be Central Kitsap. They present community reports at 6 p.m., then have a special event/speaker at 7 p.m. They spin the meeting as a community forum. Theyâ€™ve changed their message from regular monthly meeting to a special event to discuss a specific project and its working. Their attendance has increased significantly. Commissioner Gelder proposed the group revisit the mission statement, define what works, and define the membership and the organizational structure. There needs to be an intense session that reviews the mission statement, possibly a retreat to hammer out how the group wants to work. What do the county commissioners need from this group? What do they see as the value of the body? These questions are part of what needs to be addressed. The group needs to be more concrete about what gets done. Objectives are not concrete and difficult to measure so itâ€™s difficult to know if things are getting better. What kind of work is KCAC trying to get done? Does this committee influence anything within the county? Commissioner Gelder stated that the county will soon have a new staff per-
son to provide support and coordination as necessary. Heather Adams will start in this position next week and will serve as the liaison for commissioners Gelder and Brown. KCAC decided that next monthâ€™s agenda should be a planning meeting. This will include a discussion of the history, the mission, the by-laws, and a conversation about what is a help and what is a hindrance. The next meeting needs to focus on the basic function of this group. It was shared that the meetings seem to have morphed over the years. Goals should be made at the beginning of the year then visited at each meeting to measure accomplishment. Even if some things donâ€™t get done, success can be measured. Goal-oriented meetings are important.
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Shop Kingston. You’ll be glad you did Rotary Golf Tournament June 21 at White Horse FARMERS T Rotary News MARKET UPDATE K
he Kingston Farmers Market’s 2013 season begins May 4 and continues every Saturday to mid-October. As with every year, we are looking forward to sunny days at the Port of Kingston and, if it rains, we hope our friendly atmosphere makes up for it. What can we expect new this season? This year is the Kingston Farmers Market’s 24th season! Awesome to reflect back on so many dear friends who have come and gone … vendors, customers, and all those wonderful dogs who drag their owners out for a Saturday stroll through the Mike Wallace Park next to the marina. This year, we hope for more of the same, with a few new twists: n EBT/SNAP at the Market Information Booth. n Promotions for 10 percent off any participating vendor, any Saturday.
By MARY MCCLURE and CLINT DUDLEY
n More raffle baskets more often. n A new vendor has inquired if we’d welcome a crab fisherman at the market, selling freshly-caught pinchers. Yes! Many of our favorite vendors will be returning: Terrapin Farms from Hood Canal, Nash’s Organic Produce from Sequim, and Dharma Ridge from Jefferson County, plus numerous smaller-scale farms in the produce arena. Lavender, seed starts, and fresh-cut flowers. A steady supply of organic eggs, and raw milk from reliable suppliers. WSU Master Gardeners answering the most far-fetched garden
questions, week after week. And, of course, our artisan vendors and munchy-atthe-market food and coffee drinks. Calling new vendors! This is the time of year that we get the most calls from new vendors — people with ideas and energy who are imagining what it would be like to sell at a farmers market. Our market supports new vendors — the first few market days are free while you test your product and equipment setup. We’ll even loan you a canopy those first few days. There are so many reasons to choose Kingston — some of the lowest vendor fees in the county, a steady customer stream in a beautiful setting with professional music every week. A track record of vendors who “outgrow” the farmers market venue and move on to more traditional business forms. A successful vendor village overall.
“There are so many reasons to choose Kingston — some of the lowest vendor fees in the county and a steady customer stream in a beautiful setting.”
For more information, contact market manager Clint Dudley at (360) 2977683 or through the Vendor Services section on the market website at www. KingstonFarmersMarket. com. In the meantime, wish for Spring Saturdays and remember the Kingston Farmers Market. Come on down! — Contact Mary McClure at mary@contrarymac. com, Clint Dudley at KingstonFarm@earthlink. net
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ingston Rotarians are gearing up for what some members say will be their biggest and best golf tournament yet. The seventh annual tournament will be held at White Horse Golf Club on June 21, and will take advantage of some of the new developments at White Horse. Breane Martinez and Karen Gibson are in charge of the event. The tournament is limited to about 135 players, so sign up early to ensure a place. If you have never played in a golf tournament before, this is a great place to start. It’s a scramble tournament with team handicapping, so every team has a chance to win. The scramble works like this: members of the team hit their tee shots, then select the best shot, respecting the require-
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ment to use at least two drives of each player. The team then marks the location of the best shot. Each member drops within one club length of the mark no closer to the hole and hits his or her next shot. The team selects the best shot and hits from that location. On the green, the best shot is selected and marked. All players putt and choose the best putt until someone holes out. Then they record the number of shots used. The day will begin at 10 a.m. with check-in at the registration tables, followed by practice and contests on the driving range and putting greens. Box lunches will be served to See ROTARY, Page 19
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Gala raises $20,000 for Boys & Girls Club’s new home Kingston T Kiwanis he fifth Valentine’s Day Gala in support of the North Kitsap Boys and Girls Club was a huge success, once again due to the generosity of the Kingston community and other folks from around the Puget Sound area and the hard work of all the volunteers that helped Judy and Dick Osborn pull it off again. Everybody was dressed in their finest glad rags — the men in tuxes and women in gowns with balloon corsages made by Caring Clowns International to finish their outfits. Some women dressed in the fashion of the ’50s, emulating the movie “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” which Firehouse Theater owner Craig Smith played free of charge. Professional photographer Tim Todd took beautiful pictures as mementos of a wonderful night of fun, food wine and chocolate treats that were all over the place. Little City by the Sea Catering did a superb job of feeding the attendees, and none of this could have been possible without Ross McCurdy, owner of the Oak Table Café, letting the gala take over his restaurant for this exciting event. In addition, Ross was the auctioneer at the live auction and if he decided to be a stand-up comedian that would be a
On Feb. 10, the North Kitsap Boys and Girls Club hosted its annual Valentine’s Gala. Co-chairs Dick and Judy Osborn have been organizing this black-tie event since 2009. It takes the help of many volunteers to put this fundraiser together. The event raised $20,000 again this year. The money will be used to support the new Boys & Girls Club that will be housed in the new Community Center at Village Green in Kingston.
By BOB LEE very successful new career. Members of Caring Clowns International worked as spotters at the live auction to ensure that folks would not miss a chance to bid, and Duffy and Bo-Bo raised the paddle for direct contributions of more than $5,000. What a great community! Our club has some very interesting speakers, but one of our own members, Mary-Lou Iverson, enlightened us with an in-depth look at the development of amusement parks for major companies like Disney and Universal Studios. She is a professional playground developer and inspector who makes sure the play areas are safe. Mary-Lou showed us detailed schematics of how amusements at Universal Studios are designed and built. It seemed as complicated as building a Boeing 777. It was amazing the work and planning that goes into building a dinosaur mouth kids can walk through. Mary-Lou also makes sure your children and grandchildren are safe at local fast-food restaurants
and our own Village Green Park Playground. Another highlight in February was a joint dinner with the Kingston Rotary Club, sponsored by our club at the fire station common room. It was a great opportunity to discuss what Kiwanis and Rotary do for the community and how we can combine efforts to do a better job of helping and supporting citizens and children in the Greater Kingston area. There are plans to make these dinners a regular event.
Fundraiser for the Summer Food Program Date: April 6 Time: 8 p.m. Location: Jewel Box Theatre, 225 Iverson St., Poulsbo. Jewel Box Theatre presents “Bark,” a musical that is set in a doggie daycare. “Bark” follows six canine characters for one day at Deena’s Doggy Day Care, presented from a dog’s point of view. (If you need more about what the play is about, you can call me at 297-4462 or go to the theater web site.)
If you are interested in being involved in Kiwanis, we meet at the Oak Table Café at 7 a.m. on Thursdays
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Continued from page 18 keep energy levels high. Then the eager foursomes will go off in golf carts to wait for the 12:30 p.m. shotgun start. Golfers will meet in the new White Horse Golf Clubhouse at the end of play. Scorecards will be turned in and players will gather round the large scoreboard and enjoy beverages as they check on the winning scores. Beside the overall tournament winners, there will be other awards such as longest drive, and a new car as the prize for a hole in one. Winners will be announced at the event dinner, which will be held inside the new clubhouse. There will be a fund-raising auction as well as a sumptuous dinner prepared by the White Horse culinary team. This is Rotary’s main fundraising event, so come to
the dinner and auction even if you don’t golf. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased in advance. Auction items include tickets to the 2014 Masters, with lodging. The cost of this day is $150 per player, which includes greens fees, cart rental, range balls, one set of Mulligans (three balls) per team, lunch, tee-off gifts, and the awards ceremony with dinner and beverages. Proceeds from the tournament help fund the Kingston Rotary Club’s community projects, such as the club’s $50,000 pledge to the Village Green Community Center. If you would like to support the tournament, consider sponsoring a hole or special event, attend the tournament dinner, or donate a prize to the auction. To sign up for the tournament, go to www.knkrotarygolf.com and register online or print out a registration form and mail it to Kingston Rotary, P.O. Box 832, Kingston, WA 98346.
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KINGSTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 2013 LEADERSHIP
LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT - DAN MARTIN It’s my pleasure to serve as President of Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce for 2013. I said this once before, when I was Chamber President in 2010, and I am just as eager now as I was back in 2010.
President DAN MARTIN Patchwork Equities Interim Vice-President DONNA ETCHEY North Kitsap Herald Kingston Community News Secretary SHIRLEY BOMGAARS Creative Office Guru Treasurer JERRY TELLINGHUISEN Kingston CPA
DIRECTORS AT LARGE BIM PRINCE Morgan Stanley Wealth Management JOHNNY WALKER Almost Candid Photo & Frame Fine Art Gallery JULIE MCAFEE OPG Weddings & Events DUSTIN WRIGHT WCE Construction BETH BREWSTER Kingston Adventures BONNIE OLSON Kitsap Bank SIRI REINBOLD Subway MIKE HALEY Rogers Family Insurance EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Colleen Carey
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Many of these activities are planned by community volunteers, who are committed to their various causes. On a recent Saturday, the Village Green Foundation staged the launch of their fund-raising campaign. More than 500 people gathered at Village Green Park to stand on the outline of our future community center. The Kingston High School Band led the parade to the old community center, where hot soup and freshly baked bread was served. Kingston’s supportive local businesses donated the food, so remember to thank them and reward them with your patronage.
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Kingston Cove Yacht Club from 3-5 pm. I am pleased to be on this group that will advocate for economic development to preserve and create jobs, by promoting businesses to relocate to the area. I am a volunteer Business Mentor of the Greater Seattle SCORE Chapter and have been working with local business people on various topics (i.e. boot straping a start-up business, managing growth, and planning an exit). If you’d like to meet with me to discuss a business issue, just send me an e-mail and we will arrange a meeting. (firstname.lastname@example.org) As the March winds are gathering steam, Windermere is once again taking charge of the “Kites Over Kingston” event. This is the sixth year for this popular family event and the third year that Windermere has grabbed the kite strings. Children of all ages are invited to bring their kites to Mike Wallace Park at the Port of Kingston for a kite parade, music, games, and general kite flying fun. Members of the Washington Kite Flyers Association will again be in attendance. It’s a fun event that manages to bring everybody out of winter hibernation – hope to see you there.
It is gratifying to watch Kingston’s business community grow. We will soon have a new group in town – the Greater Kingston Economic Development Council (GKEDC). The first meeting will be on Friday, March 1, 2013 at the
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NORTH KITSAP BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB’S ANNUAL VALENTINE’S GALA. On Sunday, February 10, 2013 the North Kitsap Boys and Girls Club hosted their Annual Valentine’s Gala. Co-Chairs, Dick and Judy Osborn have been organizing this Black Tie event since 2009. Guests are treated to Champagne, Chocolate, Hors d’ouevres, silent and live auctions and a romantic classic movie at the Firehouse Theater. It takes the help of many volunteers to put this fundraiser together, all of whom deserve a round of applause for a job very well done. The event raised $20,000 again this year. The money will be used to support the new Boys & Girls Club that will be housed in the new Community Center at Village Green in Kingston.
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CHAMBER LUNCHEON Tuesday, March 5, 2013 11:45am-1pm Kingston Cove Yacht Club $15 with advance reservations or $20 at the door. Sponsored by Port Madison Enterprises, Clearwater Casino, White Horse Golf Course. Speakers are Russell Steele of PME and Bruce Christy of White Horse regarding all the new and wonderful changes at the golf course.
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E V E N T S begins. Reserve your Spot by Friday, March 1st, for $15. Late Reservations and â€œWalkInsâ€? are $20. Call or email Colleen at the chamber office for reservations. Door prizes welcomed! Bring your business card to enter the drawing for the next chamber newsletter Member Spotlight Article.
MARCH 1 Port Gamble Ghost Walk 7-9PM Come take a nighttime tour of Port Gamble, focusing on all the things that go bump in the night. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the town and tour some of itâ€™s more haunted buildings. Reservations are required, cost is $15/person and you must pre-pay by credit card or check. Call 360.297.8074 to reserve your spot. This event is not appropriate for those under 16 years of age.
MARCH 17 St. Patrickâ€™s Day Dinner @ The Resort at Port Ludlow
Celebrate the Luck oâ€™ the Irish with a true Irish feast at The Fireside Restaurant. Indulge in classic Irish dishes with a local twist. Call 360.437.7412 for reservations and time.
MARCH 6 Kingston Networking 8AM @ the Port Gamble Conference Rooms.
MARCH 20 Kingston Networking 5:30PM
Hosted by the Kingston Chamber Ambassadors, this event is OPEN TO EVERYONE. The 1st Wednesday is a morning meeting and the 3rd wednesday is an evening meeting so Like Kingston Networking on Facebook to keep current with meeting times, places and topics.
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MARCH 5 Kingston Chamber Business Luncheon @ Kingston Cove Yacht Club Noon. Lunch will be served at noon by
MARCH 21 Financial Education Evening Classes 5-7PM @ Penninsula Credit Union
MARCH 14 Kingston Chamber After Hours 5-7PM will be hosted @ The Point Casino. Come mingle, share ideas and
Mi Sueno Taqueria & catering. Our speaker this month is Russell Steele of PME & Bruce Christy of White Horse, and our sponsors are Port Madison Enterprises, Clearwater Casino and White Horse Golf Course. Come a little early to mingle and make connections before lunch is served and our speaker
MONDAY 2nd Monday
Community Beautification Committee - 9 AM Kingston Chamber of Commerce
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Kingston Chamber Luncheon - 12 PM @ Kingston Cove Yacht Club Events Committee - 4 PM @ Cleoâ€™s Learning Center
Friends of the Library - 10 AM @ Kingston Library Plus or Minus 50 Singles Night - 6 PM (Call for location: 360-297-4414)
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MARCH 31 Easter Brunch @ The Resort at Port Ludlow. Celebrate the Luck oâ€™
THURSDAY Every Thursday
Kingston Networking -Kingston Networking, hosted by the KingstonChamber Ambassadors, meets the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month. Visit www.kingstonchamber.com for time and location.
Super Seniors Lunch - Call (360) 881-0288 for more information
Kingston Garden Club -9 AM @ Bayside Church on Barber Cut-Off Road
Village Green Foundation - 4:30 PM @ Kingston Fire Station
MARCH 30 Kites Over Kingston â€“ Windermere 11AM-2PM @ Port Of Kingstonâ€™s Mike Wallace Park
WEDNESDAY Every Wednesday
Kingston Citizens Advisory Council - 7 PM @ North Kitsap Fire and Rescue Station on Miller Bay Road
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Kiwanis Meeting - 7 AM @ Oak Table CafĂŠ in Kingston
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t’s called the Beaver Deceiver, and it has nothing to do with any trick plays that Oregon might run against Oregon State during football season. Instead, it’s an in-water flow device made of wire and wood that prevents beavers from building dams that block culverts and potentially damage property. Kitsap County’s newest Beaver Deceiver was installed recently in the Grovers Creek watershed in north Kitsap County after some industrious resident beavers continually blocked a culvert and created a nearly two-acre pond that threatened to wash out trails and a logging road that is heavily used by hikers, bikers and by Olympic Property Group. Beavers are plentiful in north Kitsap County and can be found in nearly any area that has lakes, streams or wetlands. This particular dam site is located on Pope Resources’ land near the White Horse Golf Course, just south of the town of Kingston and adjacent to North Kitsap
Fish and Wildlife Service and will be maintained by volunteers from the North Kitsap Trails Association and the North Kitsap Heritage Park Stewardship Committee. In theory, the new Beaver Deceiver will enable man and beast to co-exist peacefully in north Kitsap County.
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By shana smith Heritage Park. Beavers have repeatedly plugged the new, six-foot culvert installed in 2011, causing water to wash over the road. The resulting erosion created a safety hazard as well as threatened to destroy the road. The situation was expensive as well as destructive and dangerous. The cost to replace the original culvert with the larger pipe was $10,500. Additionally, the new culvert had to be unplugged three times at a cost of $500. OPG contracted with Absolute Nuisance Wildlife to trap and relocate the persistent critters, but
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to no avail. The state’s Department of Fish & Wildlife has restricted the release of beavers in alternate sites at this time due to high beaver populations in the state. So relocation of the beavers wasn’t an option. Enter the Beaver Deceiver. After crews removed a 10-foot plug from the culvert, a group
of community volunteers led by Evan Stoll quickly stepped in to install the Beaver Deceiver. The trapezoid-shaped fence structure prevents the beavers from building a dam directly in the culvert. Water continues to flow under the road and beavers can maintain a habitat in the watershed. The installation was approved by the U.S.
The two ghost walks scheduled for March booked up early, but if you’re a fan of the paranormal, don’t despair. Interest is already growing for the annual Port Gamble Ghost Conference and Ghost Walk scheduled for October. Conference registration is now open, which means you can sign up now for classes, panel discussions, tours and investigations. Details, schedules and registration information are on the Port Gamble web site. If ghosts aren’t your thing, then come see a musical. Spring is a perfect time to see what’s on the board at the historic Port Gamble Theater. Check out Port Gamble Theater Company’s
production of “Quilters: The Musical,” April 5-21. Aren’t into musical theater? Maybe trail running will scratch your itch. Take on the fourth annual Lumberjack Endurance Run and discover the beauty of the Pacific Northwest while competing on the Port Gamble trails over distances ranging from 50 to 100 miles. Some of Port Gamble’s businesses have moved, making it all the more convenient to browse and shop when you visit Port Gamble. WISH Mercantile has teamed up with Rainy Day Antiques, 32220 North Rainier Ave., house 2. You'll now be able to pick up your favorite antiques and specialty items in the same location. Tame the Beast Aromas has moved and expanded. Visit and see the new selection in the red house located at 4790 NE State Highway 104, house 20. — Shana Smith manages the town of Port Gamble for Olympic Property Group. Contact her at SSmith@ orminc.com.
Sunday February 24th from 1PM – 4PM Port Gamble Weddings Open House at the Hood Canal Vista Pavilion. Tour our unique wedding venues, meet some of our Preferred Vendors, and enter for a chance to win prizes. Please call 360.297.8074 with questions.
*this event is not appropriate for those under 16 years of age* Saturday February 26th and March 23, 2013 • 7PM Port Gamble Special Paranormal Investigation at the Walker-Ames House. Spend two hours investigating the Walker-Ames House in Port Gamble. Cost is $30/person and is limited to 10 people only. Bring a flashlight and recording equipment for this rare opportunity. Call 360.297.8074 to reserve your spot today!!! Port Gamble Ghost Walks • March 1st from 7PM-9PM Come take a nighttime tour of Port Gamble, focusing on all the things that go bump in the night. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the town and tour some of it’s more haunted buildings. Reservations are required, cost is $15/person and you must pre-pay by credit card or check. Call 360.297.8074 to reserve your spot. The tour starts at the Port Gamble Historic Museum and will take place rain or shine, so please dress accordingly. Please bring a flashlight and any audio/visual recorders you would like to use.
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Exciting times for Port Gamble S’Klallam L
ater this month, the option agreement on Pope Resources’ land central to the Kitsap Forest & Bay Project expires. Good progress has been made toward conserving at least a portion of almost 7,000 acres in North Kitsap and two miles of Port Gamble Bay shoreline. The Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe has been a principal partner in this effort since it began in 2011. This is just one of several recent, ongoing projects that my Tribe has been involved with that help accomplish the goal of securing a bright and productive future for our community. Here are a few highlights: n In spring 2012, PGST Child & Family Services became the first Tribal department in the country
noo-kayet our village By jeromy sullivan to run its own adoption and foster care program. Our staff worked for years on this program, making it possible for children faced with difficult situations to find loving homes within our community. n Also last spring, our community youth group, SWAG (S’Klallams Working and Giving), won the “Be the Change” competition from The Sheckler Foundation to build a skate park on the reservation. SWAG and Tribal staff are now working with the foundation to begin construction this summer.
n The expansion of The Point Casino opened last summer, bringing with it dozens of new jobs. In addition, we’ve been able to showcase the talents of local artists throughout the casino, while offering dining and entertainment options not previously available in the area. n In July, we became the owners of Heronswood, an internationally renowned botanical garden close to our reservation. Our staff has been working with the original owners and passionate supporters on restoring the garden to its former glory, in preparation for Heronswood being opened for weddings and other events. In addition, the S’Klallam Foundation is working on a slate on community enrichment
projects and events, including a membership program, open houses, classes, lectures and more. n On Aug. 11, our Tribe welcomed back the Return of the Salmon ceremony. Not practiced by the Port Gamble S’Klallams for more than a generation, this traditional celebration gives thanks to the salmon for everything they do for our people while providing goodwill for our fishermen. n For the past five years, Tribal staff, elders and historians have been working on a book about the culture and heritage of the Port Gamble S’Klallams. Titled “The Strong People: A History of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe,” the book features historical essays and personal accounts written by S’Klallam elders,
community leaders and historians. I’m in awe of this project. Not only does it cover the significant milestones in our thousands of years of history, it also manages to capture the spirit, heart and determination of the S’Klallam people. As you read this, “The Strong People” will have just been made available for purchase. Visit www.pgst.nsn. us/strongpeople. The past year has been a successful one for the Port Gamble S’Klallams, but we can always do better, be bet-
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hareNet is pleased to partner with Kitsap Community Resources, Peninsula Credit Union, and American Financial Solutions to bring a series of financial education classes to Kingston beginning March 21. The first class, “Understanding Credit and Credit Reports,” is March 21, 5:30-7 p.m., at Bayside Community Church, 25990 Barber Cut-Off Road in Kingston. The class will be taught by Peninsula Credit Union. The class is free. Childcare, a light meal and snacks will be available, as well as prizes and coupons for shopping at ShareNet’s thrift store. Classes like these are usually held in
sharenet & you By mark ince Poulsbo, so we are glad to make it a real local event with a short drive time for attendees. Credit is often one of the least well-understood issues in our financial lives and one of the most problematic. This class will demystify
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we podcasted atop the nearly forgotten grave of Harvey Lillard — the once deaf janitor who holds a place in chiropractic history as its first patient. But I’ve never shared how this legend in chiropractic was responsible for bringing us a fan. OK, I’ll fess up, chiropractic’s premier patient really didn’t bring us a fan — he’s been six feet under just shy of 100 years now — but someone who could have easily passed as his stunt double did. We were on the shores of Jersey, and Logan and I were once again podcasting on location at New Beginnings Chiropractic Weekend. It was New Beginnings’ spring 2011 event, and we were very appreciative for the continued use of their
spinal Column By thomas lamar, d.c. quiet, 12 by 12 “studio.” From a podcasting acoustic perspective, this room was a near-perfect environment for conducting interviews, save that it was secluded and not very “fan friendly.” But our beloved janitor will change that in a moment.
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and these classes are for you. Part of Peninsula Credit Union’s mission is to listen, serve, and educate members about their increasingly complex finances. ShareNet also believes in providing pertinent educational opportunities to our clients where available and we are deeply grateful for the willingness of these partners to bring this information directly to Kingston. “Money Management and Budgeting” will be the July 18 class, followed by “Banking and Identify Theft” Oct. 13. If you belong to a church, business, service group, or other organization who may be interested in helping promote this educational series or in contributing attendees, please let us know. — Contact Mark Ince at sharenetdirector@centurytel. net.
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employment assistance programs. Providing help for people in hard times in Kitsap for more than 40 years, KCR’s mission is to provide resources to lowincome individuals that promote self-sufficiency. In the same spirit, ShareNet offers these classes in an effort to give our clients tools that provide an improved opportunity to move out of poverty. Earlier this month, Kitsap Community Resources held its Super Saturday Event at its site in Bremerton. The event offered free tax preparation, free credit reports and credit counseling, information on banking services, low-income legal services, college scholarship information and help with FAFSA, and home ownership pro-
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I mentioned that the room we podcasted in was relatively quiet — which was true, as long as we shut down the ventilation system’s air conditioner. So while we sweated a bit in our hot and stagnant studio, our unseen audience was treated to the finest sound we could muster. This particular time, though, a backdraft of cigarette smoke was wafting in from an outside source and was pushing the limits of what we were willing to endure for the sake of “good audio.” So we put a call into the maintenance crew and proceeded to record the show in our hermetically sealed chamber. And then it happened. We met our fan! Halfway through the first interview — “On Air” sign posted and tape rolling — the studio door swung open. And there standing in the doorway was our Harvey Lillard look-alike janitor ... with a fan! Without even a gesture or acknowledgement that we were recording, with specific purpose he treaded right between our microphones and video camera, bent down, and plugged it in. — Dr. Thomas R. Lamar is a chiropractor at Anchor Chiropractic in the Health Services Center. He hosts the Internet radio program SpinalColumnRadio.com. Listen to this “fan” encounter by tuning into episode 128.
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column so that others can benefit from our mistake please? — Thanks, KKP Dear KKP: Ouch! That indeed is a very frustrating thing to have happen. And yes, I will be happy to address it here. The disclosure form, often referred to by brokers as Form 17, is a form used in a real estate transaction. The form in its entirety is mandated by state law. The law says that a complete disclosure form be given to
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buyers prior to closing. The buyer(s) then have three days to review the form and turn the property away if they choose to do so. (Kind of a “free out”!) Here is the part that caused you grief. When they say “complete,” they mean complete. Every single question needs to have an answer. The boxes say “Yes,” “No” and “Don’t Know.” If the question applies to your property, a box MUST be checked. In addition, the seller(s) needs
to initial or sign every single place where there is a place to sign. If any boxes are unmarked that apply or any initials or signatures are missing, the form is deemed incomplete. When I list a home, one of the first things I do is give the seller the disclosure form to fill out. Once they return it to me, I “proof it,” meaning that I read it line by line and make sure we have no unmarked boxes or missing signatures. Then, when we get an offer, I
make sure that the disclosure form is in the buyer’s hands right away; I want that three-day clock ticking right away. If a broker is lackadaisical about this and does not follow through, it can cause the nightmare you just experienced. The buyer rejects the property based on the disclosure form and gets their earnest money back. Thanks for giving me the chance to remind sellers that paperwork is critical in a
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New Kingston Library is $1 million closer to reality T
he Jan. 26 Gather for the Green event was the perfect moment to announce the remarkable anonymous $1 million donation to Kitsap Regional Library Foundation for use in making the new Kingston Library at the Village Green Community Center a reality! The funds are to be used for the interior of the new library, which KRL Executive Director Jill Jean characterized as “the memorable library that Kingston deserves.” The new library is an integral part of the evolving design if the community center, and about 22 percent of its floor space. The donor’s intent is that others will rally to help finish raising the money for the overall building. Gather for the Green wasn’t envisioned as a fundraiser, but our neighbors did indeed rally. By the end of the afternoon, people had donated almost $10,000, including many $20 Green Umbrella donations, several more dona-
Village Green update village green foundation tions directed to the library, and several directed to the new Community Center in general. Then, during the first two weeks of February, another $5,000 in community donations came through the door. We’re on a roll. And speaking of rolls, many thanks to the local foodies who supplied soup, bread, and coffee so welcome to event participants who had stood outdoors in the Village Green Park on a chilly winter afternoon: Borrowed Kitchen Bakery, Cup and Muffin, Grub Hut, Holding Lane Pub, IGA, Joy Luck, Main Street Alehouse, Majestic Mountain Coffee, Mirracole Morsels, Mi Sueño, Oak Table Cafe, Joy Luck, Puerto Vallarta, and Sweet Life Cakery. We
appreciate everyone in the community that shares this vision of Kingston. What’s next? What can you do? As soon as the architectural designs are finalized, it will be clear how much money remains to be raised. We expect it to be $1 million to $2 million. It may seem daunting, but there is already $4+ million in the bank, so to speak. Will we see you at the groundbreaking? OK, it isn’t scheduled yet, so read on for what you can do to help open the doors to Kingston’s new Community Center in 2014. First, consider hosting one of many small events – informal coffees, teas, neighborhood gatherings — to share the designs and hear more ideas about embellishments, uses, and the park itself. There are more than 30 good volunteers who are available to describe work to date, answer questions, and hear from your neighbors. If you can help in this way, please contact Nick
in this edition n Village Green Foundation executive director Nick Jewett said $4.1 million in state and foundation grants and private pledges have been raised for the Village Green. Another $1.5 million is needed. — Story, page 1. n Color photos from the Village Green Foundation’s Gather for the Green. — Pages 14-15.
tion and how you might like to be involved. There are still Green Umbrellas available for a suggested $20 donation. Again, contact the website or stop by the Kingston
Chamber of Commerce. Like raindrops, many small drops will fill the river. Thank you! — Online: www.kingstonvillagegreen.org
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Jewett at email@example.com. Or, consider becoming involved in designing engraved paver stones. About 50 people at the Gathering Event registered their interest in the stones and there is a volunteer architect interested in heading up the paving stone team. If you can help on that, or on some other part of the project, e-mail info@ kingstonvillagegreen.org with your contact informa-
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