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Food Bank hits the road 57-year-old organization operating from motor home

Barb Fulton stands outside the doorway of her motor home, which now houses the Kingston Food Bank, April 24. She’s still looking for a permanent home for the food bank, which has served Kingston for 57 years.

By KIPP ROBERTSON Staff Writer

KINGSTON — The Kingston Food Bank condensed into a 22-foot motor home April 22 after leaving its temporary home in the Windermere office building off Lindvog Road. “We are out,” food bank director Barb Fulton said. The motor home was parked in a turnout just up the street from Windermere April 24 and 26. Fulton plans to move the motor home to the parking lot of the food bank’s former site, which it shared with the VFW and a church, next to Kola Kole Park. Fulton rented a storage unit near the Windermere office to hold all the canned goods. The freezers holding all the frozen

that he’d need to get it marketready. “A number of people have been stopping by and taking a peek in,” he said in a previous interview. “We have no takers yet, but people are circling.” He said the food bank’s moveout date was “loosely” April 22. “We’ve tried to help them out

Picayune calls the festival the city’s “premier craft show.” LITTLE BOSTON — Local The festival is a celebration of the Native artists will tell area’s unique culture, a their ancestral stories mix of African-American, through words and artCajun, Creole, French and work at the New Orleans Native American. This Jazz & Heritage Festival, year, the Folklife Village beginning April 26. includes a special exhibit Jimmy Price, a Port on Native America, and Gamble S’Klallam artist, Price and Grinnell will and Elaine Grinnell, an give live demonstrations elder from Jamestown of Northwest Native art. S’Klallam, are in the Big Jimmy Price Price will carve and paint, Easy for the two-week while Grinnell will showfestival. The New Orleans Times- case her drums and tell traditional

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stories. In the last few months, Price made a small version of a Coast Salish house post — a carving six feet tall and six inches wide — to

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as much as we can,” Dotson said. “We gave them space rent-free. We donated 50 turkeys to them around the holidays. We just approved a donation to them through the Windermere Foundation of a $500 gift certificate to Albertsons. And I’ve been making calls to help them find a permanent residence. See FOOD BANK, Page 2

S’Klallam art in New Orleans spotlight By MEGAN STEPHENSON

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PORT GAMBLE — The effort to acquire 7,000 acres of North Kitsap forestland and shoreline from Pope Resources is a complicated effort involving many partners, funding sources and deadlines. This article aims to clarify the status of the effort — what’s happening now, and what to expect in the future. The coalition is exercising its option: The Kitsap Forest & Bay Coalition’s deadline to decide whether it would buy land and shoreline from Pope Resources was March 28. On that day, the coalition notified Pope Resources it had raised money for acquisition and wanted to exercise the option. If the coalition hadn’t raised any money, it would not have been able to exercise the option. The coalition now has until March 28, 2014 to complete any acquisition. The coalition did not receive a one-year extension on its option, as some coalition partners reported. The option period has ended. The coalition has one year to receive any grant funding it has applied for, and to complete the purchase of Pope Resources’ land. How

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food were moved into her husband’s work shop, she said. “It was an awful lot to move out of [the office building],” Fulton said. Windermere co-owner Carter Dotson told the North Kitsap Herald he notified the food bank more than a month earlier that there was interest in the space and

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KINGSTON — The Kingston Community Center Building, closed after a car crashed through a lower-floor window and wall April 16, is expected to cost the county between $5,000 and $7,000 to repair, Kitsap County Parks Superintendent Dori Leckner said. With the exception of the senior See CAR CRASH, Page 7

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For now, Barb Fulton’s motor home is the home of the Kingston Food Bank.

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“My understanding is they are not able to pay any rent anywhere. That is a deterrent for building owners.” Still, Dotson said he hopes Fulton can find a new home for the food bank; in the time that the food bank was in the Lindvog Road space, it was apparent to Dotson that it provides a vital service. “Clearly, she is doing some pretty miraculous work there,” Dotson said. “There’s a pretty steady stream of folks coming in. I’m hopeful she’s able to find a permanent home.” Of Fulton, he said, “She has a very big heart and is doing some nice things for people here.” On her first day of operating out of her motor home, Fulton said there were no prospects for a permanent home for the food bank, but “we’re still hopeful.” The food bank is open Wednesdays and Fridays, noon to 3 p.m. You can reach Fulton by cell, (360) 860-0971. Kingston Food Bank also has a Facebook page. The food bank was forced to leave its previous site,

which it shared with a VFW post and a church, because the Kitsap County Parks and Recreation Department plans to demolish the building, which it owns. County Parks Director Jim Dinwiddie said in an earlier interview that the building has sustained considerable water damage from leaks and needs approximately $90,000 in renovations — money the county doesn’t have. The VFW post and Faith Community Church also moved out. The food bank serves approximately 150 people a week, Fulton said. Clients can get one “main food box” a month, and come in on Wednesdays and Fridays for fresh fruits and vegetables. Fulton said most clients are age 40 and older. Some are homeless, between the ages of 16-21. Of homeless teens, she estimates that five or six live outside, others stay with friends. The Kingston Food Bank is one of two food banks in Kingston. ShareNet Food Bank is larger and serves a broader base; the Kingston Food Bank serves older residents, homeless residents, and people who rely on foot or pedal power. “A majority of the people that come down here are on foot,” Windermere co-

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owner Mike Pitts said of the food bank. “It is obvious something needs to be down here.” While still in the Windermere building, food bank volunteer Barbara Kaytor said April 10 was the first day someone had not signed up for the organization’s services. Kaytor began volunteering at the food bank two years ago. Kaytor was once a food bank client, and vowed to help once she was able to. “It’s a nice feeling to be able to give back and help,” she said. Kaytor said if it comes down to it, using the motor home and van can work. However, that will require food to be moved in and out frequently. In the winter, food will have to be transferred to and from storage to the vehicles twice a week when the food bank is open. It will also require the food bank to find a place to park. As the food bank prepared to move out of the Windermere building, Kaytor was asked by many clients where the food bank would move to. So far, the only answer is it will be parked somewhere.

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Manny Price holds the house post his dad made for the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, which starts April 26. Jimmy Price of Port Gamble S’Klallam and Elaine Grinnell of Jamestown S’Klallam will be featured at the Native artists craft tent. Jimmy Price / Contributed

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Continued from page 1 Price said he’s excited about “the atmosphere down there, and actually sharing my art.” Price’s art has been featured in local galleries and at Peninsula College in Port Angeles. “It felt good to be able to [get] my art out there,” he said. The small house post he carved was a small area to work with, but that lent itself to more intricate work, he said. “[Festival-goers] won’t know much, but as you demonstrate it they’ll see how art is brought to life, [and] see the different tools [and paints] we use,” Price said. Price is looking forward to working with Grinnell, whom he hasn’t worked with before. Grinnell contacted him, looking for a carver to join her at the festival.

“As you demonstrate it, they’ll see how art is brought to life.”

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Kingston 4th of July celebration needs $30,000 in two months By MEGAN STEPHENSON

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KINGSTON — The clock is ticking on fundraising for the Kingston 4th of July celebration. Organizer Pete DeBoer said the committee still needs $30,000. The Kingston 4th of July celebration has never had one major sponsor, but has relied on local business sponsorship and community donations. DeBoer said he’s confident the organization will raise enough money in the next two months. “This community gives,” he said. The Kingston 4th of July

organizers still need to pay for $15,000 worth of fireworks, $2,500 for Tiny Town activities, plus insurance and the fireworks barge. The event is run by volunteers. DeBoer said he is talking with The Point Casino, which has contributed funds in the past. “Usually, The Point [Casino], the [Port Gamble S'Klallam] Tribe, and the Gliding Eagle Market have always helped,” he said. There are envelopes in businesses all over town for mail-in donations, and the Kingston4thofJuly.com has a link to Paypal.

— Jimmy Price, Port Gamble S’Klallam artist

The cultural village will also have artisans from Louisiana Tribes, such as Coushatta, Chitimacha, United Houma Nation and the Louisiana Band of Choctaw. Price said this is the first he’s heard of a Pacific Northwest Tribal presence at the festival. The festival is known for its music — famous headliners, such as Willie Nelson & Family, B.B. King and Billy Joel; as well as local musicians playing blues, R&B, gospel, Cajun, jazz and more. The festival plays the “indigenous music of New Orleans and Louisiana,” according to the festival’s website (www.nojazzfest. com).

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DeBoer said even a small donation is welcomed and will contribute to the celebration — he just needs people to donate. Kingston’s streets are filled with families, pets and visitors during the celebration — seeing their friends and neighbors in the parade, watching children get their faces painted at Tiny Town, and sitting back in awe as fireworks light up Appletree Cove. DeBoer said the committee is still booking activities for Tiny Town at Kola Kole Park — circus or acrobatic acts, or a train for children to ride in. Tiny Town features activities, amusements and contests for children. The celebration will

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Organization that has helped many needs our help

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pril 22. That was the date the Kingston Food Bank was to be without a home. It’s ironic that an organization that for more than a half-century has helped homeless residents, and others, is essentially homeless. Windermere Real Estate saved the Kingston Food Bank from homelessness earlier this year, allowing it to temporarily occupy space rent-free at 26569 Lindvog Road since January. But there has been interest shown in the space, so the Kingston Food Bank had to move out so Windermere can get it ready. The Kingston Food Bank lost its previous location of 50 years, which it shared with a VFW post and a church, when the county, which owns the building, announced plans to demolish it. Food bank director Barb Fulton, whose parents founded the “To supply food bank, said she’s run out of food and options and will now operate the food bank out of a motor basic home. necessities Clearly, the community can help an organization that has for our local done so much to support the families in community. Kingston Here are some options. We’re sure there are more. that need our 1. Allow the Kingston Food services. No Bank to occupy a vacant child is to go portable at a school. In lieu of rent, the food bank could team hungry.” with the school community to — Kingston Food provide a learning experience Bank’s mission for students, providing early statement job training and an opportunity for community service. 2. Service clubs could adopt the Kingston Food Bank and use it as a way to assist the community. Many organizations and schools already contribute money and goods to the food bank. 3. Allow the Kingston Food Bank to occupy the vacant Sheriff’s Office space at 26076 Illinois Ave. NE. The office is closed. In exchange for rent, the Food Bank could maintain the building, that way the county gets value and the food bank’s use of the site can’t be viewed as a free gift of public funds. The Kingston Food Bank is an important part of the local safety net. While ShareNet Food Bank is larger and serves a broader base, the Kingston Food Bank is important because it meets the needs of an important demographic: Older residents, homeless residents, people who rely on foot or pedal power. According to Fulton, the food bank serves approximately 150 people a week. Fulton said most clients are age 40 and older. Some are homeless, between the ages of 16-21. Of homeless teens, she estimates that five or six live outside, others stay with friends. The Kingston Food Bank’s mission is “To supply food and basic necessities for our local families in Kingston that need our services. No child is to go hungry.” A worthy cause indeed. Contact Fulton if you can help the Food Bank find a new, suitable location near downtown: Call 297-4861 or 297-7100, or email bettyboop66@centurylink.net.

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ShareNet stands ready to assist Just like many others in the community, ShareNet has followed the developments at Kingston Food Bank and their lack of an operational base with concern. Given that both organizations help feed hungry people in our community, we are concerned by the possibility those in the downtown core without transportation might lose services. We have extended our concern and support to Barb Fulton, director at Kingston Food Bank. At the time of this writing, we understand she has no plans to cease service, and plans distribution from a motor home. We have assured Barb and would like to assure the community as well that should Kingston Food Bank at any point need us, we will serve any of their displaced clients not already served by ShareNet with open arms. When you work in social or charitable services, it is always dismaying to see an organization you have a bond with struggle. We have enjoyed a cooperative relationship with Kingston Food Bank and have frequently exchanged surpluses of food going both ways, all to benefit the clients we serve. We wish them the best in their determination to continue. There is no competition when you’re in the business of feeding hungry people. Mark Ince Executive director ShareNet

Food Bank needs help — now I would like to send an urgent plea for our local Kingston Food Bank. I have been a volunteer for our community food bank for more than two years. We had to move out of our original building of more than 50 years because

the county condemned the building, so it misplaced not only our food bank but a local church and the VFW post. We found a break from the Windermere Real Estate people for a temporary place, but must leave because they need to get it ready to lease. We have put the word out to find someone who would be willing to let us move into an empty building so that we can still serve the many families in our community — some place close to town for all the folks who walk to us or the homeless who have no transportation. We have not yet had anyone step up with an offer for us. At this point, we are desperate. We have no place to go and will be unable to continue helping our families in need. If someone could donate a space for us, they could

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use it as a charitable contribution on taxes. We could pay the utilities. We are nonprofit and every gift or donation goes 100 percent to our families in need. Our client list is growing monthly, so there is a great need for our help and we are hoping if this is publicized, maybe someone will be generous enough to come to the community’s aid. Thank you so much for your time and consideration. Contact our director, Barb Fulton, (360) 297-7100. Barbara Kaytor Kingston

Priorities for Port’s land acquisition Recently, the Port of Kingston purchased two adjacent lots on Appletree Cove. Speaking for myself, I believe that Kingston will be well served by this move.

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Washington’s 1889 constitution sought to safeguard public access to tidelands and harbors. The Port District Act of 1911 provided the means to do this and, in 1919, the Port of Kingston was established to build a pubic wharf for the Sound’s “Mosquito Fleet.” I believe the Port’s property purchases on West Kingston Road is in accord with this core purpose. There is a nearby parallel to this purchase with the county’s purchase of the previous Navy housing property which today is our Village Green Park. Kingston’s waterfront and seaport both define our downtown and are key assets to its economy. In the near term, the Port staff will be busy making this property suitable for public access by clearing underbrush, planting grass, removing See LETTERS, Page 5

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Public Meetings May 1 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 May 7 n Eglon Port Commission, 7 p.m., Eglon

Community Center. n Indianola Por t Commission, 7 p.m., Indianola Clubhouse, 20446 Indianola Road NE, Indianola. Online: www.portofindianola.com. May 9 n North Kitsap School Board, 6 p.m., district board room, 18360 Caldart Ave. NE, Poulsbo. Online: www.nkschools.org.

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no libraries, etc. My experience in Bir brought home to me the need for such basic materials so that young people in under-privileged communities will have more than just hope on which to build the educational experience they so desperately desire and need. GCV’s programs will start in Bir. We will be visiting this Tibetan refugee community this summer with our first group of volunteers. GCV will purchase and provide extensive curricula in English, Math, Science, Art and World History/Social Studies for the local students. We also want to provide our teaching volunteers with all the tools they will need to make their volunteer efforts there a success. The April 28 event will be the launching point for GCV. In turn, once GCV is up and running, all profits will be donated back into the communities that we serve. Building partnerships within local communities in Asia, Eastern Europe, South America and Africa, GCV will not only be developing educational programs but will also provide services in health, animal welfare, recycling, environmental, agricultural and small-scale construction to these com-

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Helping Tibetan refugees in India My name is Paula Piperata. My colleague, Patricia Bryan, and I are founders of Global Community Volunteers, a nonprofit volunteer organization to help international communities in need. On April 28, we are holding an event at the Himalayan Chutney Restaurant in Poulsbo, which will include a silent auction to help raise funds to provide the necessary materials for our programs. After spending a month volunteering in India — in Bir, Himachal Pradesh — this last year, I discovered what little curricula the children in the area have. There are no visual aids, no basic classroom necessities,

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May 13 North Kitsap Fire & Rescue Board of Fire Commissioners, 7 p.m., district headquarters fire station, 26642 Miller Bay Road, Kingston. Online: www.nkfr.org. May 14 n Greater Hansville Area Advisory Council, 7 p.m., Hansville Community Center at Buck Lake Park, 6959 NE Buck Lake Road, Hansville. Online: www.kitsapgov. com/dcd/Community%20

Advisor y%20Councils/ GHAAC/ghaac_main.htm May 21 n Village Green Metropolitan Park District Commission, 6:30 p.m., North Kitsap Fire & Rescue headquarters station, 26642 Miller Bay Road, Kingston. Online: www.myvillage green.org. May 22 n Kingston Port Commission, 7 p.m., Port of Kingston offices, 25864 Washington Blvd. NE, Kingston. Online: www.por-

tofkingston.org. May 23 n North Kitsap School Board, 6 p.m., district board room, 18360 Caldart Ave. NE, Poulsbo. Online: www.nkschools.org. May 27 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.

munities. Our auction will be held at the Himalayan Chutney in Poulsbo on Sunday, April 28. Tickets are $25 and include a dinner buffet provided by the Himalayan Chutney, live entertainment and a silent auction. We also plan on having a slideshow explaining what our new organization is all about. Tickets are on sale now at Brown Paper Tickets: www. brownpapertickets.com/ event/355485. We are also holding an online fundraising campaign to help raise muchneeded curriculum and supplies for our volunteer programs. We have until May 19 to raise at least $2,000 in order to receive any of the donations. Currently we’re at $807. Donate at www. gofundme.com/2d1z7o. Thank you for your consideration. Paula Piperata Kingston globalcommunity volunteers@gmail.com.

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much land and shoreline the coalition acquires will be determined in negotiations with Pope Resources. What is available?: The acreage is divided into five blocks. n Port Gamble Upland Block, 3,316 acres. n Hansville Block, 1,784 acres. n Divide Block, 664 acres. n Shoreline Block, 564 acres, including 1.8 miles of shoreline. n Heritage Park Expansion Block, 366 acres. How much money has been raised?: As of this writing, approximately $12 million. n From the State of Washington: $7 million toward purchase of Port Gamble Bay Shoreline. Distribution of this funding was tied to agreement by Department of Ecology and Pope Resources on a final cleanup plan for Port Gamble Bay. n U.S. Navy Mitigation Agreement with three S’Klallam bands: $3.05 million toward purchase of Port Gamble Bay Shoreline and/ or Port Gamble Upland. n U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service: $1 million for acquisition of Port Gamble Bay Shoreline. n U.S. Forest Service:

Department of Community Development inspected the building and checked its structural integrity. The result: “We have received word from Kitsap County, owner of the Kingston Community Center Building, that the building will be ready for occupancy on Thursday, April 25,” reported Jeff Brody, director of community relations for Kitsap Regional Library. “The Kingston branch library will reopen on Thursday, regular hours (1-5 p.m.). The library is

located on the upper level of the community center.” Kingston library patrons were able to pick up materials they had on hold at the Little Boston branch library through April 23. On April 24, those materials were to be moved to Kingston, Brody said. The Chuckwagon Senior Luncheon in the Kingston Library and Community Center was sitting for lunch when the sedan crashed through a bottom-floor window of the building at 12:02 p.m. The hood of the four-door car went into the senior center, which is housed below ground level. Flossie Mulhair was among the group of people preparing for lunch when the car went through the window. Mulhair described the sound of the car going through the window as a loud “boom.” The car’s driver and passenger remained inside the car, which had apparently jumped a parking curb and

Who are the coalition partners?: There are two land conservancies working on the Kitsap Forest & Bay Project — Forterra and Great Peninsula Conservancy. Great Peninsula Conservancy leads the Kitsap Forest & Bay Coalition, a collaboration of 30 community groups; outdoor recreation associa-

tions; conservation organizations; small business associations; and local, state and Tribal governments. The coalition’s role is to rally community support, help advance public and private funding efforts, integrate community voices into the conservation strategy, and participate in long-term land stewardship. Forterra leads a subset

The Chuckwagon Senior Luncheon in the Kingston Library and Community Center was sitting for lunch when the sedan crashed through a bottom-floor window of the building at 12:02 p.m.

Continued from page 1 center, the building was expected to reopen April 25. Three people were injured when a car crashed through a window on the ground-level of the community center. The 92-year-old driver and her 88-year-old passenger, both Kingston residents, were transported to Harrison Medical Center. A senior center patron was released after being treated at the scene, according to North Kitsap Fire & Rescue spokeswoman Michelle Laboda. Neither of the women transported to Harrison is thought to have suffered serious injury, Laboda said. The third woman, seated for lunch, was treated at the scene after she was hit by flying glass in the crash. The other 11 lunch guests denied treatment or transport. The building houses

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$400,000 for the Heritage Park Expansion Block. How much additional money is pending?: $3.65 million from the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program for acquisition of Port Gamble Shoreline, Divide Block (Grovers Creek and wetlands), and the Heritage Park Expansion Block. In addition, the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe is considering purchasing the Hansville Block on its own. Why so much funding for shoreline acquisition?: Shoreline conservation is seen as critical to protecting the health of Port Gamble Bay. Who will own what?: Kitsap County will be the owner. Various coalition partners would help manage the land and shoreline

as stewards. If the S’Klallam Tribe acquires the Hansville Block on its own, the land would eventually become part of the S’Klallam reservation. Why is Pope Resources selling?: Pope Resources is finding it increasingly difficult to log in North Kitsap as population grows near logging areas. By selling its North Kitsap forestland, the company can concentrate on developing the town of Port Gamble into a viable, year-round community. How will land and shoreline be used?: As community forest, public open space, recreation and wildlife habitat. Conservation easements will be placed on a acquired land and shoreline to protect the bay and its watershed.

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knocked over a wroughtiron fence to become buried in the window up to its windshield. According to the Sheriff’s Department, the driver said she was pulling into the disabled and “must have hit the gas instead of the brake pedal.” There is a parking lot outside the community center, on the same side of the building as the senior center. Washington State Patrol troopers and Kitsap County Sheriff’s deputies went to the scene. Iowa Avenue, between State Route 104 and NE 1st Street, was closed for about two hours.

of the coalition known as the Principals Group. The Principals Group consists of Kitsap County, Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe, Suquamish Tribe and Pope Resources. This group is responsible for negotiating all land deals that fall under the Kitsap Forest & Bay Project. Forterra is facilitator of this group.

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ism for tycoons and capitalism for the rest of us. They’re not evil at all. But when the system allows you more than your fair share, it’s human to grab.” Conversely, economist Richard Salsman writes in Forbes business magazine, “We need more freedoms and less controls. We must identify, locate, and excise all those many government agencies, subsidies, taxes, and regulations that violate our liberties and rights ...” The difference between Main Street and Wall Street is significant. The Dallas Fed defines community and regional banks (Main Street) as those holding assets of up to $10 billion, while megabanks (Wall Street) hold from between $250 billion to more than $2 trillion. Megabanks have become so big, Attorney General Eric Holder recently admitted, that they are extremely difficult to prosecute. Bringing up criminal charges on a megabank could actually impact our national

as it turns out By marylin olds economy. Richard Fisher, president of the Dallas Fed, spoke recently at the Conservative Political Action Conference regarding megabank regulation. He advocated rewriting the Dodd-Frank bill in order to make it more effective in protecting taxpayers. “Rescuing too-big-to-fail banks from their bad investment decisions imposed an enormous economic burden on the American people,” Fisher said. “It also perpetuated a sense that powerful banking mandarins operate above the law and prosper

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Get involved in effort to build new library and community center (Editor’s note: The Kingston Community Center and Library reopened April 25.) s I write this, our library still stands, but it is not open. After a car accident on April 16, the Kingston Community Center shut down for an unspecified amount of time. My gratitude goes to staff members who were in the building and helped evacuate those in the Senior Lounge. All those who responded so quickly and with such kindness are appreciated beyond measure. We could be breaking ground on a new Community Center with a new library and senior center this summer if more people get involved. Go to the Village Green Foundation website, http://kingstonvillagegreen.org, for more information on how you can

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must be accompanied by a caregiver. n Kingston Friends of the Library meeting: May 14, 10 a.m. Support the Kingston Library by joining. n Classics Book Group: May 20, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Discussion on second half of War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy. n Legos @ the Library: May 23, 3-5 p.m. Drop in for a fun afternoon full of Legos free play and build-it challenges! For children. The Kingston Library is located at 11212 Highway 104, in the Kingston Community Center.  Call (360) 297-3330.

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n Little Boston Book Group: May 1, 11 a.m. Discussion will be on “A Fierce Radiance” by Lauren Belfer. From this New York Times bestselling author comes a compelling, richly detailed tale of passion and intrigue set in New York City during the tumultuous early days of World War II. n Make It: Duct Tape Wallets: May 1, 3:30-5 p.m. Make a unique wallet to store your stuff in style! All materials provided. Snacks too! Especially for tweens and teens. n Plant Sale: May 18, from 9 a.m. to noon. We will sell plants from $1 to $5 and books for 25 cents and up. This year, we’ll also have a PreSale May 17, 1-5 p.m. n Legos @ the Library: May 22, 3:30-5 p.m. Love Legos? Drop in for a fun

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We need to reexamine our love for Earth “After I moved here, I was looking around for places to get connected, and when I got to Stillwaters, I felt like I had found my ‘tribe.’ ”

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“Could we rethink our love for Earth? ... Could we look at our homes and our lands as a gift to us from Earth?” (although we seem to have the power to “ruin” the planet). We are minute, microscopic pieces in the cosmological time of the universe. We humans are capable of understanding, studying and learning from the universe, which makes us unique. But humans are still one species on a small planet that is “a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam” (Carl Sagan) when viewed from spacecraft traveling out in the universe. The universe, as we know, is not finished; it is forever evolving and expanding, so it is constantly changing. One could say it is always on the verge of collapsing, or one could say it is always on the verge of rebirth. But it is changing. This is worth learning. We see it even in the life of every natural part of Earth — constantly changing and yet, always constant and in balance.

This can give us hope. We have learned over the centuries that we owe our existence on Earth to our Sun, and the fact that Earth is just the right distance from the Sun to support vegetative life. Now we are learning that we can change that delicate balance between too warm and too cold. We hope we have learned enough about climate change to moderate our participation in it and to survive it. “Even after all this time, the Sun never says to Earth, ‘You Owe Me’. Look what happens with a love like that; it lights up the whole world!” — Hafiz, a Sufi poet. So what would it be like if we all loved Earth like that, if we quit saying to Earth, “You owe me,” as we use up its resources without thinking and take all we want instead of just what we need? What could our human race accomplish? Could we re-think our love for Earth when we talk about the right of all humans and other creatures to exist peacefully? Could we look at our homes and our lands as a gift to us from Earth? Can we think of them as something precious that is entrusted to us for caretaking, rather than something we have bought and can exploit? Our Earth is just as generous to us as our Sun, but we abuse them both mightily. Our faith is that our love of Earth will teach us to learn to love like the Sun! ­­Stillwaters is hosting a new Sustainability Discussion Group, “I Go to Nature — Readings from Favorite Authors,” this month. If you are interested, register at (360) 297-1226. — Contact Naomi Maasberg at naomi@stillwatersenvironmentalcenter.org.

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get your book in print. n Preschool Stor ytimes: Tuesdays, 10:3011:00 a.m. Come enjoy a morning full of stories, songs, rhymes, and fun with our children’s librarian! Children must be accompanied by a caregiver. Siblings and other family members welcome. n Crafternoon: Wednesdays, 2:30-3:30 p.m. Bring your handwork projects and

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Profile: Dani Fox, performance artist and debater T

here is a theme that runs through the lives of FAB’s featured artists, and that is caring and compassion. KHS sophomore Danielle Fox, or Dani, is the first sophomore chosen by a teacher to be in FAB’s (Fine Arts Boosters of Kingston High School) Spotlight. Dani, 15, is a performance artist and a debater; she is upbeat, optimistic and engaging, yet she has chosen suicide as her National Debate Tournament subject. After steadily winning local and regional competitions, Dani will be traveling to the Debate Nationals in Birmingham, Ala. — her first time visiting the South — to compete in “Dramatic Interpretation.” She will, from memory, do a 10-minute, four-character excerpt from the book “Glimpse” by Carol Lynch Williams, which features two sisters dealing with suicide. I was surprised at this choice of

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“[Horseback riding] is my favorite thing to do. Since I was 4. It is a big part of my life. [I’m considering] WSU to become an equine vet.” subject, but remembered this compassion for others in the young people I have met at KHS. Dani will also be going to Philadelphia to a smaller competition with four other KHS debaters. Coach Lasica Crane will accompany them, and they are busy fundraising as they must pay their own way as they represent us, their Kingston community.

“It is a big deal to be going to Nationals,” Crane said. “I am so proud.” Dani, a high-achieving young woman, loves her Kingston and Eglon community where she has lived all her life. Last fall, she played volleyball and is now on the golf team. She enjoys snow sports, but horseback riding “is my favorite thing to do. Since I was 4. It is a big part of my life. [I’m considering] study at WSU to become an equine vet.” The arts provide a place outside of academics to foster creativity and connect with the community. Debate provides lessons for everyday life, public speaking skills and self-confidence. “I have learned to be myself in front of people,” Dani said. “It makes me shine for others besides myself. Debate is a place to set personal goals. I work hard to be the best I can be. Competition drives me.” There are five sophomores in Debate, and “we

Dani Fox says, “Debate is my family and KHS debaters are my favorite people in this world and they back me 100 percent.” Courtesy photo

work extremely hard to do well in competition,” Dani said. Just think: We have these students representing us for two more years! KHS debaters picked the topic “Abolishing the Department of Education” for the Congress division of the tournaments. Although they argue both sides, they are “pro,” arguing to bring education home to the states from federal control. Even though education is a huge issue for North Kitsap School District, how many of us have really looked into this idea from all sides? Debaters keep up with the news, and Dani keeps up with gay rights issues. “I do everything I can to

Kingston Farmers Market opens May 4 Opening day for the Kingston Farmers Market is May 4, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The weather forecasters tell us that it will be a glorious day, even if it sprinkles a bit of water from the sky. Our spirits are high! Come on down! And bring your favorite puppy — we are glad to be pet-friendly and the Port of Kingston has made it convenient with the installation of three Puppy-Doo Mitt Dispensers throughout Marina Park; please use them! The 2013 market will showcase and test run some new ideas we’ve been working on this winter: n 10 percent discounts: Look for participating vendors by easy-to-locate, colorful booth signs. n EBT/SNAP will be online in the first half of May. n First hour demos: During the first hour of the market, there will be a variety of demos and short events, every week, luck of the draw what it will be. Have an idea? Come share it at the market information booth! As soon as the weather warms a bit, the Kingston Friends of the Library will continue its popular story

farmers marketupdate Clinton dudley and mary mcclure time under the Friends of the Library canopy. We are installing a doodle-dotted community comments box to gather your ideas, comments, questions, concerns. Drop us a line on market days. As we’ve been planning over the winter, the market vendors have been preparing for opening day and the 2013 market season. Stroll the market with a cup of coffee and yummy snack. Check out our wonderful vendors for their fresh bread and cookies, early season fruits and veggies, eggs, cheese, meat, plant starts, imaginative arts and funky crafts. They are the heart of the Kingston Farmers Market!

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support friends and I want to tell my kids someday I was alive and part of this big movement,” she said. “I think our community is not biased.” She added, “Debate is my family and KHS debaters

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ecently, at the Edmonds terminal we saw a young gray whale hopping and flopping, and also a trainload of three 737 fuselages rolling by … Pacific Northwest cool! n Chat with WSF’s David Moseley: On May 21, 6:30 p.m., in the Community Center, you can get your questions answered while munching Mirracole Morsel cookies, all for free! Expect to hear about ferry legislation, LNG, building 144-car ferries, WSF’s performance numbers, downtown summer congestion, and ferry fares. n Fare proposals are a-brewing: Fares bridge the gap between what it costs to run the ferries and the Legislature’s largesse

in its budget. Expect a 2.5 percent across-the-board increase this fall, and another 2.5 percent next spring. But there’s more … n Reducing passenger fares: The vehicle-to-passenger fare ratio is 3.5 to 1. WSF wants to make this 4.2 to 1 and compensate for the passenger discount by upping vehicle fares yet another 2.5 percent. That’s a 7 percent vehicle increase by next spring. Currently, passengers pay $7.45 per round trip, or about one double latte’s worth per crossing. I doubt many will abandon their cars for a $7.20 ticket. Without convenient carpools and transit, this proposal will only discourage vehicles without gaining walk-ons

FERRYFARE Kingston Ferry Advisory Committee and be a financial loser. n Increasing the youth discount: Children 6-18 get a 20 percent discount. WSF wants to raise this to a 50 percent discount and, you guessed it, compensate by raising other fares another 1 percent. Now we’re up to an 8.5 percent increase by next spring. n Bigger small-car discounts: Cars less than 14 feet in length get a 20 percent discount over “standard” cars. WSF is considering increasing the discount to 30 percent

and compensate by adding 5 cents (3 percent) to the standard vehicle fare. Even allowing for the increased standard car fares and the increased deck space from smaller cars, we figure the current discount still costs $1 million per year. A 30 percent discount will just set us back that much more and push the standard car increases up to 8.8 percent. n Charging three wheelers as a small car: This would also eliminate the oversized motorcycle fare. Three-wheelers require about the same deck space as a very small car. For example, a CAN-AM three wheeler and a Smart car are almost the same size at about 9.5 by 5 feet. This begs the question of why

not just have an under 10-foot fare for both? n Extending ORCA to multi-ride cards: This is a no-brainer, as many commuters pay and are reimbursed through their ORCA cards. But there’s more. Be prepared to wave goodbye to “Wave to Go” as WSF will eventually join the 520 and Tacoma Narrows bridges with “Good to Go” windshield passes. If you don’t have a pass you’ll get a bill in the mail, with an extra charge. n Flat Fare? We now have more than 500 different ferry fares, more than the number of characters in “War and Peace.” So consider this: WSF would scoop up the same amount of revenue if everyone paid a flat

$10 fare (with passengers still paying only one way). On the downside, consultants would lose work, we’d lose chats at the toll booths, and I’d lose fodder for columns. n Congested: Commissioner Rob Gelder is resurrecting a state/county/ community working group to look at downtown ferry traffic congestion. Ideas include using all the holding lot area for ferry traffic, not stopping cars at the toll booth while loading, and having summer portapotties at the tally slip issue stop. — This column is written by Walt Elliott, chairman of the Kingston Ferry Advisory Committee. Contact him at elliottmoore@comcast.net.

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his month’s update shines a spotlight on two meaningful gifts for the Village Green that have a lot in common: The $1 million gift from Seattle Foundation’s C. Keith Birkenfeld Memorial Trust, and the $1 million grant awarded by Kitsap Community Foundation from the donor-advised A.

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CommunityCalendar april 26 BOOK SALE: 6-8 p.m., Hansville Community Center, Buck Lake Park. april 27 BOOK SALE: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Hansville Community Center, Buck Lake Park. ManifestTheLifeofYourDreams: 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Unity Learning Center, 26119 Calvary Lane, Suite 800, Kingston. With Dr. Garland Landrith. Cost: $49. Info: Jeananne Oliphant, (360) 638-1208, email joliphant@aol. com; or www.kingstonunity.org/ site/content/workshop-createquantum-miracles-letting-go. April 28 Gospel Sing-A-Long: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Hansville Community Church, 7543 NE Twin Spits Road. Fifth annual year of favorite hymns and gospel, with members of the Eglon Community Church. April 30 Hansville social: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Hansville Community Center, Buck Lake Park. Games, lending library, cookies, visit with neighbors and friends. Introduction to Radar Course: April 30, May 7 and 9, 6:30-9:30

p.m., Kingston Cove Yacht Club, 25878 Washington Blvd. Bring compass, parallel rule, calculator. Prerequisite: Coastal Navigation Course. Cost: $300. The class size is limited. Info and sign-up: Captain Steve Hyman, (360) 6201071, sghyman@centurytel.net. May 2 I Go to Nature: May 2 and 9, 7-8:30 p.m., Stillwaters Environmental Center, 26059 Barber Cut Off Road, Kingston. A discussion group featuring favorite nature authors. Cost: $10. Register and info: Joleen Palmer, (360) 2971226, info@stillwatersenvironmentalcenter.org; www.stillwatersenvironmentalcenter.org. May 4 Kingston Garden Club Plant Sale: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Kingston Community Center, 11212 NE State Highway 104. Sixty-third anniversary. Veggie starts, perennials, shrubs and trees. Master Gardeners and Garden Club answer questions. Info: www. kingstongardenclub.com. Pop-Up Book Sale: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Borrowed Kitchen Bakery, 10811 NE State Highway 104, Suite 101, Kingston. Sponsored by the Kingston Friends of the Library.

May 11 Evolution 101: 10 a.m. to noon, Stillwaters Environmental Center, 26059 Barber Cut Off Road, Kingston. A class examining the basics of evolution and its terminology; how all life invents and re-invents itself. Suggested donation: $10-$15. Register and info: Joleen Palmer, (360) 2971226, info@stillwatersenvironmentalcenter.org. May 18 Hansville Community Club rummage drop off: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Hansville Community Center, Buck Lake Park. Asking for your gently used donations for the sale in August, which benefits scholarships and programs put on by the club. May 28 Hansville Community Social: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Hansville Community Center, Buck Lake Park. Games, lending library, cookies, visit with neighbors and friends. upcoming EcoFest looking for participants: June 8, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Stillwaters Environmental Center, 26059 Barber Cut Off Road, Kingston. Looking for vendors, educators, entertainment and sponsors. Contact info@stillwatersenvironmentalcenter.org or (360) 297-1226.

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Art In The Woods Studio Tour applications: Due July 15. North Kitsap-based studio tour open for applications from artists and studios. Jury process involved. Send images and descriptions to leigh@KnowlesStudio.com. Art In The Woods Studio Tour info: www.cafnw.org. ONGOING Flotsam and Jetsam Garden Club scholarship committee: Scholarships for local graduating seniors who plan to pursue degrees in environmental or horticultural fields; and $1,000 grants for local conservation/beautification projects. Applications due April 30, available at flotsamandjetsamgardenclub.com; Marcia Hilberg, (360) 779-2502; or a school counselor. 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 Cut Off Road. — Send calendar items to mstephenson@kingstoncommunitynews.com.

Flotsam and Jetsam plant sale May 11 provides scholarships HANSVILLE — The Flotsam and Jetsam Garden Club’s meeting on May 8, 9 a.m., at the Greater Hansville Community Center on Buck Lake Road will include finalizing plans for the annual plant sale May 11. Members are looking forward to sharing their gardening efforts with the public at the plant sale, and at the same time raise money to provide scholarships for students interested in horticulture. The meeting will include speaker Olaf K. Ribeiro, who will speak about “The Murky Side of Mulch,” or, “The importance of having the right microbes in the soil for good plant growth.” Ribeiro has a B.S. in agriculture, M.S. in plant pathology, a Ph.D. in plant pathology and genetics, and

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The University Outing Club ‘Woldmere’ A continuation of “A look back at Woldmere, ‘a place for rest and resort,’ page 21, April Kingston Community News. he participants in the Woldmere “world” entered into the activities with enthusiasm. They rowed, swam, hiked, bird watched, planned, wrote and produced plays, played cards, wrote poetry, held campfires, stayed up until dawn, slept until noon (or later). The rest and relaxation there seemed to provide the enthusiasm to

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A glance At the past By harriet muhrlein return to teaching at the University in the fall. Harold Osborne enthusiastically read the “Woldmere Annals” (all 50,000-plus words); he included brief bits of it in the Community News of May 1997. The Annals were written by Mrs. Edith Thomas, wife of

Professor Harlan Thomas, from 1906-1933. She included stories and pieces written by others at Woldmere. Each family received a copy after the close of each season to keep the fun alive. In 1910, some of the professors stayed up late playing Whist (a card game). Two of the very late-nighters also wrote poems which were put at the plates of others at breakfast. “There was an apostle who fisht While others were playing at whist.

He’d be fishing all day By himself in the bay If no one would row as he wisht.” Another 1910 afternoon activity was a two-hour mock wedding. The bride and maid of honor were two of the tallest professors in the group. The groom and best man were young women. The teen girls who planned and wrote the ceremony dressed each participant in their costumes — mosquito netting from head to toe for the bride. The Best Man wore her kid gloves and an

opera hat. The “maid” of honor (Professor Padelford) towered over the Best Man as they walked toward the fern-covered altar. An almost yearly activity was a hike to Port Gamble. The group would leave Woldmere at 2 a.m. with packs loaded with coffee pots and pans and food for their breakfast. They lighted the trail to town with kerosene lanterns and tried to quietly walk along the streets in Kingston to the county highway (now Barber Cutoff), then to

KCAC members discuss restructuring committee Minutes of the April 3 Kingston Citizen Advisory Council meeting. eeting was called to order at 7 p.m. E x c u s e d absences: Betsy Cooper, Clint Dudley. Attendees: Clint Boxman, Pete DeBoer, Walt Elliott, Darrin Gurnee, Michael Haley, Ken Hanson, Mary Ann Harris, Steve Heacock, Annie Humiston, Nancy Langwith, Naomi Maasberg, Dan Martin, Patty Page, Kari Pelaez, Dawn Purser, Dave Wetter. Approval of March’s minutes. Open comments and general announcements were discussed.

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KCAC Notes KINGSTON CITIZEN ADVISORY COUNCIL Plan, Commissioner Gelder proposed a KCAC subcommittee structure based on the goals of the Subarea Plan. Commissioner Gelder discussed the idea of possibly having a nine to 13 at-large KCAC membership, and discussed having the committee meet every other month, while the subcommittees meet on the alternate months. Concerns and discussion: n Concerns over how we get more people involved in KCAC.

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n Concerns over areas that might not fit into the subcommittees that were proposed by Commissioner Gelder. For example, the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe, Garden Club, Library, schools, etc. n Concerns over people that are only interested in rules, regulations and land use. Community aspect is still needed. n Discussion regarding possibly having more subcommittees. How can we broaden the structure and still accomplish actionable goals? n Some feel that the purpose of KCAC is unclear. n Everyone is in agreement that subcommittees are a good idea to ensure that the Subarea Plan is a “living document.”

n Discussion of the KCAC being a vetting body, and if it would represent the broader community if all the members were at large. n Action-oriented subcommittees needed. May get more citizens involved. n Need to ensure that the KCAC does not hinder economic development by regulations for businesses. n Need real estate and land developers at the table. n Clarification on KCAC being an advisory body, not a governance body was provided. n Discussion of group members bringing information back to their respective organization, however voting as yourself. n By consensus, we agreed on a subcommittee

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the woods outside Port Gamble. Mrs. Thomas wrote that they awakened every watchdog in town. Hiking to Port Gamble and back was not far enough for some of the young men. They hiked to Poulsbo before returning. — The Kingston Historical Society meets the fourth Wednesday of each month, 10 a.m., in the Kingston Community Center. Online: www.kingstonhistory.org. Contact columnist Harriet Muhrlein at harrietmuhrlein@comcast.net.

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Consider this: What makes you the most happy? F

rom time to time, I like to take a survey of the thoughts of my peers. Nothing earth shattering, just daily stuff. Once I asked my friends (and a few acquaintances) what they carried in their pockets or purses. Got some interesting answers. One guy carried a smooth rock; called it his worry stone. It gave him comfort to rub the smoothness of it if he was worried or anxious. And I found several ladies lugging around stuff in their purses that their husbands might need (like medicines and glasses and flashlights). Interesting, huh? Well, this time I asked people, “What do you think

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Continued from page 15 committee was suggested. n Idea that Greater Kingston Economic Development Committee could be a parallel group, but not subcommittee; however, it should have good communication with the KCAC. n Some would like to see Greater Kingston EDC under KCAC. Greater Kingston EDC is a private/ public sector group; KCAC is public sector. Having it a part of KCAC does not facil-

makes you the most happy now?” One guy said being able to read the newspaper completely before he had to get

dressed in the morning. Another guy said his garden had become extremely important. Yet another said he liked being able to have wine with his lunch and knowing he wouldn’t have to drive or see clients in the afternoon. Most of the answers I got were predictable, like spending time with grandkids, and a retiree said “not having to leave the house every morning no matter what the weather,” but I did get a couple of not-soexpected responses: A woman told me she was happy not having to talk to anyone until afternoon, or for that matter all day if she didn’t want to (personally, this would be a pun-

ishment for me, so I’m not sure I understand her joy very well). A man I always thought of as a kind soul told me he loved watching a fat guy at the gym struggle with weights and, even after a year, never seeming to lose a pound. He laughed as he told me this. Hmmm. A couple of responses to my “What makes you happy now” question were sweet too. A lady I used to commute with to Seattle retired in 2002. Now she has a part-time job working for a veterinarian, helping deliver puppy litters. She says she gets such pleasure seeing those little squirming bodies come into the world. A guy I asked said he’d

forgotten how much he likes fishing with worms, and the feel of the worms in the palm of his hand. Probably a memory from his childhood. So now my questions to you is “What makes you happy now?” If you haven’t pondered this for a while, maybe it’s time you did. Get a warm cup of tea, sit down in your favorite chair and think. Is it that cute little dog you can cuddle and talk to when no one else is handy? Is it the fact that you are comfortable in your snug little nest of a home? Is it your improving health situation? Or is it like my spouse says, he’s just happy to wake up every morning?

Whatever it is, you do know that happiness is decided in your mind first, so make the decision and have a happy life. Here’s a list of May activities, at the Hansville Community Center or as noted. n May 4: Art Guild Fashion Show. n May 11: Flotsam & Jetsam Garden Sale. n May 15: Neighbors’ Luncheon. n May 18: Rummage Drop Off. n May 26: Memorial Day Service at Hansville Cemetery. n May 28: Social Hour. — Contact author and columnist Donna Lee Anderson at welltoldtales@aol.com

itate having a broad base of participation. n Land Use Subcommittee could possibly review design standards. n The existing Communication Subcommittee will look at a list of potential subcommittees. Membership of Communication Subcommittee: Naomi, Steve, Betsy, Walt and Dawn. Membership discussion: At large vs. representation. n Discussion of the atlarge idea makes sense in subcommittee level, but not at the larger KCAC structure. Continue current

KCAC representative structure. n Potential issue discussed of each at-large member having to sit on a subcommittee. May be a quick burn-out rate and there may not be a replacement readily available. n The fact that there are so many people that are interested in Kingston speaks volumes. n Getting the information out for the subcommittees would be a goal of the Communication Subcommittee. n Discussion of a goal that we would have the new

structure up and running by September. n Commissioner Gelder is not going to be at KCAC next month. Next steps proposed are an implementation plan, timeline and a plan for recruitment. Heather will be here in his absence.

Elliot will be the co-chairs for the next meeting. All members should think about if they would like to volunteer for permanent cochair position.

ing minutes, treasurer’s report, and other normal meeting notes. The chamber was treated to a special presentation by Ken Sethney of Accelerate Kitsap entitled “Taking Your Business to the Next Level.” This is a mentorship program given by successful business men and women who meet with business owners to help take their companies to a higher level. The program offers one-on-one mentorship, seminars, workshops, peer group meetings and lots of follow up.

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Safe Haven laws are here to protect newborns I

n the wake of the recent murder of a newborn baby near Ocean Shores, we want to remind the public about Washington state’s Safety of Newborn Children law. Initially passed in 2002, the law provides parents with a means to safely give up care of a newborn. The parent or parents can bring the child to any staffed fire station or other health care facility within 72 hours of birth, and employees or volunteers there will accept the baby with no questions asked. Parents are asked to take a packet of information that includes counseling resources as well as family health history forms to be completed later and mailed to the state. Safe Haven laws, such as

north kitsap fire & rescue By michÈle laboda the one in place here, were implemented to prevent tragedies such as the sad event in Ocean Shores. The law provides parents who feel incapable or unable to care for the newborn with an alternative that’s safe for the child. Learn more about the Washington’s Safe Haven Program at www. safeplacefornewbornswa. org, or call (877)440-2229. Car Seat Checks: Join us for our regular monthly car seat check on May 11, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at our headquarters station, 26642 Miller Bay Road NE near

Rotarians prepare for the busy season Rotary News S pring is in the air and Kingston Rotarians know that they are about to embark on their busiest time of the year. Rotary prides itself on the many community projects this small club supports, and it takes a lot of teamwork to bring these events to fruition. Randy Monlux will have a crew down at the Port of Kingston to raise the tent. According to fire laws, the tent is not a permanent structure, so it must be cleaned and taken down each year. Raising the tent is a big job, and Monlux has the job broken down into doable parts. Rotary appreciates the use of the Port of Kingston’s tent for the Rotary Beer Gardens that take place at each summer concert. Thus, Rotary returns the favor supplying the manpower (and womanpower) to raise the tent. Breane Martinez and Karen Gibson have assembled their team of Rotarians to oversee the Swing for Rotary Golf Classic, June 21 at White Horse Golf Course. New this year will be the auction and dinner to be held in the White Horse Golf Club clubhouse. The public is invited to attend and check out this striking new facility. Tickets to the dinner auc-

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tion are $25 and are available from any Kingston Rotary member. This is Rotary’s single biggest fund-raiser, so please help raise dollars that support worthy projects in our community. Rotarians are working in conjunction with the Kingston High School Interact Club and the Greater Kingston Kiwanis Club to raise funds for the summer “Feed the Kids” program. Many children in our community get their main nutrition from the school lunch program during the school year. Feed the Kids continues the program over the summer months when schools are not in session, providing healthy food and snacks for these children. Clint Boxman, his teammates and the Kingston Running Club are working on the 4th of July Fun Run, another major fundraiser for Rotary. This is a familyfriendly event for runners of all ages. The run attracts local runners and those who visit Kingston for the 4th of July. The run is divided into 1-mile, 5K, and 10K courses with chip timing used See rotary, Page 18

“Safe Haven laws ... were implemented to prevent tragedies such as the sad event in Ocean Shores.” Kingston. Remember that children ride safest buckled up in back with lap and shoulder belts until they reach age 13, and in a booster seat until they’re at least 4 feet 9 inches. To find out the safest ride for your precious cargo, stop by on the 11th to have one of our experts check. Don’t hesitate to ask if we can help you get a booster; we have a limited number available for whatever donation you can afford. Bike Helmets and Life Jackets: We’ll be at

the Kingston Farmers Market on May 11, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., to help get you ready for spring and summer sports with custom-fit helmets and life jackets for donations of $8 and $15, respectively. Hansville Neighbors Luncheon: We hope to see many of our neighbors and friends at this annual event. Our firefighters purchase, cook and serve barbecued hamburgers for guests at the Hansville Community Center, May 15 at noon. Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week is May 19-25. This year’s theme is “EMS: One Mission, One Team,” which accurately describes the highly successful and effective system right here in Kitsap County. It works best to save lives and promote better patient outcomes when all parts function as intended — from the bystander who

recognizes the emergency and calls 911, to the 911 operator and the firefighter/EMTs and paramedics who respond and transport, to the hospital that provides definitive diagnostic testing and interventions. Every part is as important to good outcomes as the next part. It’s our honor

and pride to pursue the lifesaving mission with this topnotch local team. — Michèle Laboda is the prevention/community services specialist and public information officer for NKF&R. Get more information at www.nkfr.org, www. facebook.com/nkfire and follow @nkfandr on Twitter.

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PAWSpetadoptioncenter opens in Kingston KINGSTON — Pets and pet lovers now have a helping hand in North Kitsap. PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap opened its new facility, at 26569 Lindvog Road in Kingston, April 19. The local PAWS Animal Welfare Center will provide adoption of cats and kittens, as well as special one-day dog adoption events in partnership with other animal rescue groups. The site also will provide better access for North

Kitsap residents to a wide variety of pet-related community support programs offered through PAWS, such as low-cost spay/neuter and veterinary financial assistance for low-income pet owners. Volunteers will help operate the group’s Pet Food Bank, serve as adoption counselors, and help the group’s small staff to operate the center. “This is a huge step forward for us as an organization, as well as for the

pet-loving communities of North Kitsap,” said Mark Hufford, executive director of PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap. “It wouldn’t have been possible without the generosity of Windermere Real Estate, as well as our business and community supporters and partners throughout the area.” Windermere offered the group low-cost leases for the Kingston site and for an expanded site on Bainbridge Island.

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in charge of the beer garden and he gets help from Sally Christy as bouncer, Rea Mowery and Suzanne Jenny as cashiers, and various other Rotarians who serve beer, clean tables and sell snacks. Proceeds from these events are used to fund Rotary’s various commitments: a $50,000 pledge to help build the Village Green Community Center, $4,000 in Rotary scholarships, the Feed the Kids summer pro-

gram, and various Rotary food drives. Join the Kingston Rotary Club for lunch on Wednesdays at noon. Rotarians gather at 11:45 a.m. at the North Kitsap Fire & Rescue Station 81, 26642 Miller Bay Road. We are actively looking for new members. For more information, contact Clint Boxman at (360) 2973046. — Contact Bob Lee at GLENCARIN@aol.com

Continued from page 17 to determine race times. Course maps and registration are available at www. kingstonrunning.org. Rotarians will be busy every Saturday night when they open the Rotary Beer Garden at Concerts on the Cove. Rotarian Nick Jewett is busy building a new bar from which local beers are served. Randy Monlux is

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County Commissioner Rob Gelder, and Tori and Carter Dotson and their daughter, Sophie, celebrate the opening of the Kingston PAWS Animal Welfare Center April 19.

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Continued from page 12 to make a gift of $1 million — before or after we die! But at this point in the Village Green project’s history, we can state confidently that the cumulative effect of many gifts will take us to our goal. We’ve come a long way toward raising $6.2 million. The promise of spaces and activities for every need has drawn more than these

two exceptional gifts — for instance, commitments from the state Building Communities Fund for another $1 million, and an astonishing $594,000 from local individuals and community groups, including every member of the Village Green Foundation board and the committees supporting the project. If there’s sufficient momentum by July 4, the new community center can break ground in the fall of this year. Delaying the start

of construction increases overall costs. To donate or pledge, go to www.kingstonvillagegreen.org, e-mail info@kingstonvillagegreen. org, or call Bobbie Moore at (360) 297-2845. We are launching a paving stones program at the Village Green on May 5, 2-5 p.m., for a Pinata Paver Party. There will be food, and an opportunity to sign up for an engraved paving stone that will memorialize your wishes for our new Community Center.

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Removing ‘sticker shock’ from plant sales I

t’s spring and the plants are calling. “Wennndy‌,â€? they say, “come buy us. Look how fresh and fluffy we are. Look how pretty. We died on you last time, but this year it will be different. We won’t run all over the garden and strangle the heather; we won’t reseed by the millions in the hellebore bed; we won’t grow into huge, life-sucking blobs that hog the sunlight and starve the miscanthus. Come buy us.â€? Ha! I don’t need you, plants. My garden is complete without you: my sweet peas are swell; my bleeding heart robustly defibrillated. Who says I need you? OK, fine. I’ll take a look. Well, hello, Aarisaema griffithii var pradhanii. Where have you been all my life? You see how spring can get expensive. Fortunately, I know how to subdue the

on kingston time By wendy tweten sticker shock. The secret is four little words that make the difference between $$ and $$$. Garden club plant sales. Give this girl some room. Don’t make me body-check you between the herbs and the houseplants. That dogwood is mine. I have my flatbottomed plastic tote in my hand and a backup shop-

ping bag in my back pocket. My garden clogs are on and I WILL step on toes. Plant sales aren’t just about plants; they’re about adventure. I am here to win. On any other day, I’m a fairly non-competitive person. Sports ... meh. Climbing the corporate ladder ‌ not going to happen. I’d much rather work with you than against you. But on plant sale days, my inner Attila takes over. The ninja pulls down her hood and plans her attack. The rope drops, the door opens, and I storm the beach waving cash and screaming “oorah!â€? I’m not proud of it, but I accept it — and I do it well. If you are inspired to join the quest, know that North Kitsap has four main garden club sales: Kingston, Hansville, Poulsbo, and (perhaps) Indianola. I say

“perhaps� because the Indianola sale is the Xanadu of local events; it is ethereal and mysterious, and those who stumble upon it find a pleasure dome of shade-loving plants and other spots of greenery. One never knows if or when this sale will happen; it’s a secret on par with the business plan of the exfoot ferry. Legend says that it sometimes appears on the last Saturday of April in conjunction with the flea market at the Indianola Clubhouse. But that is all we know. The other three sales are more calendar-dependent. This year, the Kingston sale is May 4, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Kingston Community Center. The Poulsbo sale is the same day, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at James Lumber in the Poulsbo Junction. If we hurry, we can catch them both. Hansville’s Flotsam and

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rush; we could each take weeks to return the pan. Then it will be a surprise when it comes back again. And Lia’s family is expanding the fun: They are buying a couple of baking pans at the second hand store, so they’ll have several Bring-It-Back Pans circulating among their friends and co-workers. We talked it over and decided that we all need a little TLC. So, on behalf of this lovely group of do-gooding ladies, I am issuing a challenge: Start your own Bring-It-Back Pan. It’s not hard. You may even have an extra pan lying around, waiting for a purpose. This is it. It might start as a thank you, or just as a friendly gesture. You could take a different twist on this, and call yours a PayIt-Forward Pan. Or even the No-Strings-Attached, Feel5469

ur lovely young friend Lia called last week. She asked Dirk if he’d take a peek at her taxes, make sure everything looked all right. Dirk was happy to help. (Dirk says, in case you’re now thinking of calling him with tax questions, don’t. He is not an accountant.) To say thank you, Lia brought a 9x13 pan of brownies. They were so tasty, they rivaled the most luscious, delicious brownies I’ve ever enjoyed. After our family gobbled them up, I didn’t want to return the pan empty. I baked a double recipe of lemon squares and left it on Lia’s porch. The brownies begat the lemon squares, and the lemon squares — with a sprinkle of powdered sugar and a thank you note — begat the Bring-It-Back

Jetsam sale is the following Saturday, May 11 from 9 a.m. to noon, at the clubhouse at Buck Lake. This crowd-pleaser has plants outdoors, and homemade baked goods, houseplants and flower arrangements indoors. It’s the day before

Mother’s Day, so you can tell Mom you baked, arranged or grew it yourself. Better yet, show her your bruises and tell her you EARNED her present this year. — Besides being the Indiana Jones of plant sales, Wendy is an awardwinning writer and generally mild-mannered resident of Kingston. Contact her at wendy@wendytweten.com.

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Spring arrived last month, even though the weather hasn’t been very spring-like. But in Kingston and the North End, there are other signs of spring. Soon there will be a call for volunteers to help with the Annual Spring Clean-up, and the week after Mother’s day Kingston’s gorgeous hanging baskets will be hung. Once the baskets are up volunteers are needed to water on a weekly schedule. The Beautification Committee of the Chamber oversees these functions, but there is always a need for more volunteers. Come on out and help, it’s a great way to meet people and make new friends. Watch for the dates in the weekly chamber update sent via E-mail.

Volunteerism is a way of life in the North End communities and there are plenty of opportunities to serve. Especially valuable are the Kingston Chamber volunteers who staff the Visitor’s Center. Warm weather will bring plenty of travelers who stop at the Chamber office to gather information on Port Gamble, Hansville, Indianola and Suquamish, as well as Kingston. The Events Committee of the Kingston Chamber of Commerce is also planning fun for the warmer weather. Concerts on the Cove take place every Saturday evening in July and August. This year’s schedule will have some returning favorites, including Danny Vernon with “The Illusion of Elvis” and Crème Tangerine, a Beatles Tribute band. All concerts begin at 7:00pm at Mike Wallace Park, with food and craft vendors and the Rotary Beer Garden opening at 6:00. Concerts are free and last until 8:45. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on, and another to cover up—it can get cold once the sun goes down. Grab your dancing shoes and come on down!

wine glass by artist Diana Kingsley serves as your tasting vessel as well as your ticket. The glasses will be sold exclusively at the Kingston IGA parking lot, where there is ample parking. IGA’s owner, Rick Bjornson, will start everyone off with complimentary appetizers then it’s off to the first stop at Almost Candid Photo, Frame and Fine Art Gallery, and from there it is all downhill, topographically speaking. Additional stops include Kingston Adventures, Cleo’s Landing and the Kingston Cove Yacht Club. The Chamber web site will update details as they become available. Also on Colleen’s list is the Slug Hunt & Kids Slug Fest, scheduled August 17th. This annual event is a popular Kingston activity that draws visitors from all over Kitsap County, as well as out of state tourists. Kids will have an opportunity to make slugs for the hunt at this year’s 4th of July Tiny Town carnival. But the biggest feather in Colleen’s bonnet is the Victory Music Festival which she added as the kick-off for Concerts on the Cove. On Saturday, June 29, at Mike Wallace Park, there will be a benefit concert for Seattle Children’s Hospital, where several local children are now undergoing cancer treatment. BORN TO BE WILD formerly The Magic Carpet Ride featuring former members of Steppenwolf, Magic Carpet Ride, Pegasus and Savanah Nix (magiccarpetrideinc.com) perform from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. The Victory Music Festival will also host the Rotary Beer Garden, food, and craft vendors, commemorative T-Shirts, hats and artwork. Your Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce, and its many volunteers, delight in planning these summer activities. Shop locally and help support the businesses that contribute to the North End community. Whether you live in Hansville, Suquamish, Indianola, Port Gamble or Kingston, it’s all about the friendly small town experience. Daniel J Martin Seattle SCORE Business Mentor Patchwork Equities, LLC Investing in a Sustainable Downtown Kingston http://www.linkedin.com/pub/dan-martin/1/2b8/148

Our stellar Chamber Executive Director, Colleen Carey, has also been planning some great activities. First off is the “Wine Up in Kingston” slated for Saturday, June 1. There will be 4 or 5 stops on this annual wine walk, with winery representatives pouring tastes at each stop. A collectible hand painted

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MAY LUNCHEON Tuesday, May 7th, 11:45am Speakers from KPUD will enlighten us all on the New Wi-Fi Technology Pilot Program as well as a review of the Capital Improvement JobsPhase 1 Project Port Gamble and Gamble Wood. Thanks to this month’s luncheon sponsors, John L. Scott of Kingston and Poulsbo. We appreciate your support. KINGSTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

MAY AFTER HOURS Thursday, May 9th, 5-7pm Come see the stunning new clubhouse at White Horse Golf Club, including the Cedar Ridge Grill, new golf shop and state of the art event space. R.S.V.P.’s are greatly appreciated please contact Colleen at the Chamber Office (360)297-3813 / director@kingstonchamber.com. Location: 22795 Three Lions PL NE- Kingston


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Thursday evenings May - September. Classic cars, coffee and BBQ in the fields by Mikeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Four Star BBQ.

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fruits and vegetables as well as wonderful handmade art & crafts. We have lots of baked goods, jams, honey, and freshly prepared coffee and food to be eaten at picnic tables or on the grass. There are Special Events happening almost every week and music by talented local musicians.

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MAY 16 Financial Education Evening Class 5:30-7pm @ Bayside Community Church. 25990 Barber Cut-Off Rd. Childcare

MAY 9 Kingston Chamber After Hours 5-7pm Hosted this month by the White Horse Golf Club. Come see their stunning new clubhouse, mingle, share ideas and make connections that will help your business grow.

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Rotary Lunch - 11:30 am @ Kingston Cove Yacht Club

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Kingston Citizens Advisory Council - 7 PM @ North Kitsap Fire and Rescue Station on Miller Bay Road

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hareNet is offering a financial education series in partnership with Kitsap Community Resources, or KCR. The next class is May 16, 5:30-7 p.m., titled “Collections and Debt Repayment Options.” The classes are in the activity building behind Bayside Community Church, West Kingston Road and Barber Cut Off Road. Childcare is available, as well as a light meal and coupons for use at our thrift store. American Financial Solutions (AFS), Kitsap Credit Union and Peninsula Credit Union have partnered with KCR to provide instruction for these classes — two per month at KCR’s Bremerton office, and one per quarter at satellite locations in Port Orchard, Poulsbo, and now in Kingston. Becky House, AFS education and communications director, will teach the class in Kingston. House has

sharenet & you By mark ince been teaching financial education classes with AFS for 12 years, as well as writing booklets and pamphlets on the same subject, some used internally and some published for wider use and distribution. House said post-class evaluations by attendees are almost 100 percent positive. She believes some of the most significant ideas covered in this class are knowing your rights as a

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consumer when dealing with a collections agency, and learning there are solutions even without having much money to address the problem. She has watched many attendees go from being discouraged to being hopeful about their situations, from misunderstanding to a comprehension of the steps it will take to make a solution. House likes to utilize reality-based teaching, including examples from her own personal life and financial history — much to her daughter’s chagrin. Kristi Basse, KCR’s financial education coordinator and chairwoman of Kitsap County’s Asset Building Coalition, believes the Collections and Debt Repayment Options class is one of the best offered locally, and she encourages anyone who can to attend. As valuable as these classes are to local residents and their futures, all

agencies report that a lot of people are reluctant to attend. House said that’s another important message that emerges from the class: even if you’re afraid and discouraged, the situation doesn’t ever get solved until you really look at your financial situation. House believes these classes empower people to examine their finances in a way they never have, and to actually reach decisions about their path forward. A class held on March 21, “Understanding Credit,” was well-attended, with 11 attendees (18 signed up), but we would like to see more because we know of the potential benefit from the class. Of course, the class is not exactly fun, though these instructors sure do try. And examining finances can even be kind of scary. But it’s a place where lives can change in an hour and a half. Along with many other

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“Even if you’re afraid and discouraged, the situation doesn’t ever get solved until you really look at your financial situation.” — Becky House, American Financial Solutions

active partners, AFS is a member of the Kitsap County Asset Building Coalition formed in 2008, whose mission is to assist Kitsap County residents in achieving financial stability and to gather local community partners who share similar interest in improving financial education and services for local residents. AFS, a nonprofit credit counseling, financial education and debt consolidation agency in Bremerton,

was originally formed as a means to fund North Seattle Community College’s job training programs and scholarships before evolving to serve the greater metro area. Any revenues AFS generates above and beyond what it takes to operate go back into these college resources, even while the majority of AFS services are free to the consumer. Other community partners in the Asset Building Coalition include Habitat for Humanity; Housing Kitsap; Olympic College; Kitsap Legal Services, which provides free or reduced legal help on civil matters, including landlord-tenant and family services issues, to low-income residents; and BEST (Business Education Support and Training), which provides support for small-business starts with limited capital access. — Contact Mark Ince at sharenetdirector@centurytel. net

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hile I’ll be the first to agree that the advent of Web 2.0 and its ensuing social media revolution is chock full of pitfalls and traps, it does have some definite advantages. One in particular is its ability to create strong communities of people united by a common interest that could never have come together otherwise, let alone meet. Such is the case with social networking platforms, such as Facebook, and the principally-grounded chiropractor. We chiropractors tend to be isolated islands, busy taking care of the people that seek us out as we proclaim an outlook on health that counters the vast sea that surrounds us. It’s easy to get beaten down at times. And this is precisely how avenues such as Facebook can become a virtual life raft for practitioners like myself. This outlet has enabled me to connect with hundreds of like-minded chiropractors around the globe — allowing iron to sharpen iron, so to speak, even if it is through cyberspace.

spinal Column By thomas lamar, d.c. The other day I read a posting from California chiropractor Steve Tullius. Dr. Tullius has been on my internet radio program (SpinalColumnRadio.com) a number of times and has invested more than his fair share of blood, sweat and tears into preserving the purity of our profession. Last year, Dr. Tullius had the opportunity to take a much-needed sabbatical of world travel with his wife and young son. He shared how, during this time, he was granted a great reminder and lesson in the fundamentals of chiropractic. He wrote: “After carrying my son on my shoulders and a huge pack on my back for several months, I developed symptoms in my neck and hand similar to after a major car accident from years ago. I received one specific adjustment. No massage, no laser, no extras to address the severe muscle spasm. See healing, Page 23


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Changing seasons bring fond memories to mind T

he expression “How time flies” has been around forever, it seems. And, too, the connection of seasons also has been used as an expression of the different stages of our lives in poetry and song. When you hit the winter season, memories seem to go back to the other three — spring, summer and autumn. In my own life, I think autumn was the best. Spring was school, young love and marriage, the summer spent raising a family, then back to school and a public life. The years of autumn were the most enjoyable with Don — travel and time spent with just being together and a love that grew deeper. Oh, not the young passionate love of spring, but a more unselfish, protective, caring kind of love. A flock of grandchildren came along

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Continued from page 22 “Immediately I had a huge release of pain and tension. Not all, but most. “The next two days was a beautiful reminder of how restoration of normal cycles, through the specific chiropractic adjustment, allowed a state of ease to return to my body. All spasm dissipated in tune with [Chiropractic] Principle No. 6 [which states that healing takes time] as the mental impulse was free to reach the tissues intended without interference. “There is nothing more powerful than the restoration of normal cycles. We must always question whether or not we are truly trusting in this thing we call Innate Intelligence [i.e. the inborn wisdom within our bodies that enables us to function each and everyday] and if our actions in our offices reflect that.” I absolutely love his insight. Chiropractic is not

this ‘n’ that By jacque thornton to top it off. In the beginning of winter, the season was one of happy and sad times. Times of elation and deep sorrows losing a child, and the beginning of Don’s decline and departure. And yet there have always been great blessings in every season. In looking back on my life it has been full of meaning

Roundabout about neck and back pain. It is about the restoration of normal cycles. It’s about removing the damage of stressful interference on the nervous system — like a 5-year-old on your shoulders for months on end — to allow the body’s inborn intelligence the ability to successfully restore from a state of crisis to one of normal cycles. The question that Dr. Tullius leaves us with is, “Do you trust it?” Are you willing, when the going gets tough, to trust your body’s ability to restore to normal cycles when interference is removed? Or, to quote our profession’s developer BJ Palmer, “Have you more faith in a knife or a spoonful of medicine, than in the power than animates the living world?” — Dr. Thomas R. Lamar is a chiropractor at Anchor Chiropractic in the Health Services Center and hosts the Internet radio program SpinalColumnRadio.com. Lamar can be reached at (360) 297-8111.

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and adventures in just plain living. Remembering the humor in life’s walk has had its great rewards, like my 11th birthday in April 1940. I woke with excitement that morning, knowing I was to have my first real birthday party with the kids from our neighborhood invited. I was a little apprehensive because mom was going to bake the cake. Dad worked for the WPA, just finding his way out of the Great Depression, and money was still scarce. Therefore, a bakery cake was out of the question. My concern: Mom was a lousy baker. Seeing the cake after baking and iced, it turned out beautifully. The Jell-O molded just right and mom whipped the cream off two bottles of milk that stood in peaks.

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free. If it loves you, it might eventually come back. Or, do the traditional paper plate delivery. 2. Don’t feel like you need to limit your friendly gesture to treats. When I’m in a good casserole-making frenzy, I often make up an extra one to share with a busy friend. Lots of things fit in a 9x13. 3. Don’t leave food on someone’s porch if they don’t know it’s from you. They might be scared to eat it and throw it away. 4. Don’t eat food that

The kids arrived that afternoon and after the games we sat for our treat. Laughing and talking at the table, the cake was tasted, and yuck, something was wrong. When all were finished, the whipped cream on the Jell-O was left on the plates with the barely eaten cake. No one had said a word. I was almost in tears and couldn’t understand why everything tasted so funny. Standing by the door after saying goodbye to my friends, Mom was cleaning up the dishes, disappointed the kids had not eaten everything, saying maybe the kids had eaten too much lunch at home. A few minutes later, I heard mom howling with laughter in the kitchen and I ran in to find she had decided to

has been left on your porch when you don’t know who it’s from. That’s scary. Just throw it away. 5. Also, remember it’s against the law to leave things in your friends’ mailboxes, so don’t do that. However, here’s a fun story: Years ago, a friend called me in the afternoon. She had tried to bring me treats in the morning, but I wasn’t home, so she left them in my mailbox. She wondered, did I get the treats? I did not. But I’m guessing our mail lady went home pretty tickled that day. Now, go bake! — Columnist Denise Roundy blogs at theTrees andI.blogspot.com.

try the cake. After spitting it out, it dawned on her what might have happened. Mom went to the spice cupboard, finding she had mistakenly used our dog’s worm medicine for the vanilla. My not-so-dependable younger brother, Franky, had put it in Mother’s spice cupboard instead of on the top shelf. Both bottles were the same dark brown glass. Mom again laughed till the tears ran, and I then did too. Well, mom never lived it down and the family to this day loves to tell the tale and

has always referred to it as “Jacque’s birthday when mom wormed the neighborhood.” My life has been filled with tales of laughter and the family has always provided the best material for writing. After I travel on one day and the great-greatgrandchildren read my daily journals of so many years, I hope some will say, “She really was quite a gal. I wish I had known her!” — Contact Jacque Thornton at jacquejt@centurytel.net

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s spring arrives in theKitsapPeninsula, Port Gamble is bustling with even more activities and events. Look out for these favorite annual events, as well as the celebration of some very special anniversaries. n The Port Gamble Cruise-In returns to town May 2. Every Thursday evening through September, car buffs bring out their classic, new or unique cars to show off on the lawns beside Mike’s Four Star BBQ and Gamble Bay Coffee. It’s a wonderful setting as owners and onlookers mingle for car talk over barbecue or coffee. The weekly Cruise-In is free and open to everyone. n Speaking of BBQ, Mike’s Four Star BBQ celebrates its seventh year of providing award-winning Carolina-style barbecue in historic Port Gamble. The anniversary celebration is May 3. Stop in for cake and enter to win one of two dinners for four featuring Mike’s pork spare ribs, sliced brisket, pulled pork, smoked chicken, Carolinastyle coleslaw and barbecued beans.

port gamble gazette By shana smith Mike’s has been voted the best barbecue in North Kitsap from 201012 by readers of the North Kitsap Herald and Kingston Community News. The restaurant also was a finalist in the Best BBQ category in Evening Magazine’s annual Best of Western Washington. Mike’s, located in the historic service station on Highway 104, is open Wednesday through Sunday. Visit www.mikesfourstarbbq.com for more details. n You can pick up your piece of local history on May 18, when the Port Gamble Museum holds a spring-cleaning sale. The museum curator has hand-picked items for sale to the public, ranging from antique bottles and photos to historic chairs. The sale will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., or while supplies last, at the museum. n On May 18-19, Port Gamble will become a

Summer in Port Gamble: Check out classic cars at the CruiseIn, enjoy award-winning barbecue, experience yoga with a bay view, and more, beginning in May. File photo paradise for fiber artists during the Fibers and Fabrics event, now in its second year, presented in collaboration with The Quilted Strait and The Artful Ewe. It will be filled with two days of classes, demonstrations, prizes and vendors. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m to 3 p.m. Sunday. n Restorative Yoga in Port Gamble returns for its third session on May 23. The class will be held in the beautiful wood-lined conference center with carpeted flooring and views of Gamble Bay. This is the first of four yoga sessions that focus on gentle, restorative yoga

with use of props for support. The classes are suitable for beginners or those seeking to deepen their practice. Additional classes will be held May 30, June 6 and June 13. The cost is $40 for all four classes, but classes max out at eight students so sign up quickly. For information and registration, contact Trish Olson, pason@comcast.net or (360) 697-2901. n Of Sea & Shore Museum, on the second level of the Port Gamble General Store, celebrates its 40th anniversary on May 26. This unique museum boasts a beautiful selection of marine treasures. To help celebrate the anniversary,

museum curator Tom Rice is traveling from his home in Phuket, Thailand, to attend and museum docents will answer questions and provide tours. Refreshments will be provided. n June Faire will be back for its 12th year at Port Gamble on May 31-June 2. This public demonstration recreates the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Enjoy armored and rapier combat, archery, dancing, bards, arts and crafts, merchants and more.

n Port Gamble Weddings will hold an open house from 1-4 p.m. June 1 at the Hood Canal Vista Pavilion. If you’re interested in holding a wedding or event at one of Port Gamble’s beautiful facilities, this is a great opportunity to meet preferred vendors, tour the spaces and have your questions answered by our experienced staff. — For more events information, call (360) 2978074 or email portgamble@ orminc.com.

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Enjoy Our Shops The Artful Ewe 360-643-0183 • www.theartfulewe.com Mikes Four Star BBQ 360-297-4227 • www.mikesfourstarbbq.com Olympic Outdoor Center 360-297-4659 • OlympicOutdoorCenter.com Orbea Sign Company 360-930-8462 • www.orbeasignco.com Port Gamble General Store & Cafe 360-297-7636 • www.portgamblegeneralstore.com Port Gamble Guest Houses 360-930-9793 • www.portgambleguesthouse.com Port Gamble Historic Museum 360-297-8078 • www.portgamble.com Port Gamble Weddings & Events 360-297-8074 • www.portgambleweddings.com

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member of the Northwest Multiple Listing Service board of directors. “Our homes are still selling nicely, with a medium amount of multi-offer activity and a normal-market spring ramp-up.” In March, the median price of a closed home sale in Kitsap County was $230,550 — a 32.10 percent increase over the same month last year, according to the Northwest MLS, which tracks real estate data in 21 Washington counties.

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In March, real estate agencies reported 507 new listings in Kitsap County, 1,287 total active listings, 435 pending sales, and 246 closed sales. Kitsap County tied with Tacoma for fourth-highest closed-sale price, behind No. 1 San Juan County, No. 2 King County and No. 3 Snohomish County. “Price appreciation is a two-edged sword,” Wilson said. “Too much, too fast will land us where we were a few years ago. Slow and steady appreciation is what we are seeing now and hopefully in the future. This will allow the averageincome earner in Kitsap to

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still be able to qualify for a home.” Wilson also noted “significant investments” being made in Kitsap by businesses such as Harrison Medical Center and Safeway. “Investments like these are not made unless the businesses are bullish on the future growth of Kitsap County,” Wilson said. Regionwide, Northwest MLS figures show year-overyear prices jumped 14.9 percent for the 21 counties in its service area. The median price for last month’s closed sales of single family homes and condominiums (combined) was $258,500, rising from $225,000 for the same

month a year ago. Twelve counties reported doubledigit gains, led by Ferry (up 70.9 percent), San Juan (up 47.3 percent), and Island (up 36.1 percent).

Incomes not keeping pace with home prices Public optimism about the housing market is “not without justification,” according to Brenda Prowse of The Prowse Group Realogics Sotheby’s International Realty. “Nationally, the Case Shiller Price Index shows that home prices are up more than 8 percent from a year ago and several economic experts have predicted price increases of another 6-9 percent in 2013,” Prowse reported on www.bprowse.com. “Still, it’s worth keeping in mind that a lot of the market upswing is being driven by the government’s monetary policy ... With near-zero interest on shortterm treasuries and the government guaranteeing 90 percent of all mortgage loans, even private equity firms have jumped into the housing market, driving up prices in many areas.” April’s APR is 3.663 percent on a 30-year loan and 2.913 percent on a 15-year, both conforming, Prowse reported.

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ear Jan: We have a home that has been in our family forever. The septic system is very old and there are no records of it at the county. We do have pictures from when it was last updated. We are ready to list our home and it is our understanding that we need the drainfield inspected. How will we ever pass an inspection? — EMC Dear EMC: Oh, dear, this one is work.

Just Ask Jan By jan zufelt I spoke with my favorite septic designer. He said that you would need to show that the septic system meets today’s code for septic systems/drainfields. Because you have photos, his job would actually be easier. He would need to dig soil log test holes next to your drainfield and determine soil types, depth, etc. Then he would be able to

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give you a drawing to submit to the county for a retropermit. Once you have that permit, you can put in an application to get the reconveyance letter you need from the county to sell. This will cost you some time and money to get the job done, but will be well worth it in the end. Best wishes! — Jan — Jan Zufelt is a broker at John L Scott Real Estate in Kingston. Contact her at janzufelt@telebyte.com.

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