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Coalition buys P.G. shoreline block PORT GAMBLE — Forterra and Pope Resources signed a purchase and sale agreement May 29 for 535 acres of forestland and 1.5 miles of shoreline along Port Gamble Bay and State Route 104. “This agreement is the first
stroke in making an audacious vision a reality,” Forterra Executive Vice President Michelle Connor said in a press release issued before the organization’s annual awards breakfast that day. Some 1,800 people were expected
to attend. “It is a great credit to the many elected leaders, Tribes, agency staff, community stakeholders and the landowner who are acting to ensure a positive legacy for the future,” she said.
Mr. B’s Bookery saved by customer By MEGAN STEPHENSON
INGSTON — One day, Danya Simkus walked into Mr. B’s Bookery in the business complex off Highway 104, and found her favorite bookstore was going out of business. With an armful of books, she approached Bill “Mr. B” Wiley, owner of the store, and asked if there was anything she could do to help. Wiley opened the store about 15 years ago, but has been having health problems the last few years. “I just really wanted to keep the bookstore open,” Simkus said. She hadn’t intended to take over as the owner; she recently signed a book deal and had some health problems of her own. But several community members met at the store a few times to talk about taking over the store for the Wileys. In the end, Simkus, her fiancée and writing partner Rik Scott, and the Wileys’ son Jeff became co-owners and plan to
Danya Simkus didn’t plan to be a used bookstore owner, but is already excited for her new venture. Simkus, Rik Scott, and Jeff Wiley are the coowners of the new Kingston Bookery. Rik Scott / Contributed reopen the store mid-June. “I just sort of rolled up my sleeves, called up Bill, Mr. B, and said, ‘Let’s just start,’ ” Simkus said. Jeff Wiley said he thought about running the store himself, but when Simkus approached the family, they all decided a partnership would work.
He said his dad knew the store needed some new energy but wasn’t able to do things like build a website, which Scott is working on. Simkus said they’ve already uncovered some treasures in the inventory. In the automotive section, Simkus said she found a book from the 1890s on how
The so-called shoreline block was purchased for approximately $4.5 million, Forterra reported, with funding provided by the National Coastal Wetlands Program, state Department of Ecology, state Wildlife and
motors work. She also found a first-edition book by Margaret Mead, the noted anthropologist. The three are also squeezing the store back into its original location. Over the years, the store expanded into two storefronts, but the new owners of The Kingston Bookery — the store’s new name — are decreasing their footprint. A new restaurant, The Ax Handle, is moving in next door. Simkus said they are remodeling the bookshelves, putting in new flooring, and are looking for an electrician (hint, hint). She said she’s also received a lot of volunteer effort so far, and hopes to have more volunteers help run the store. Scott is also a writer, and “mad in love with books.” “Imagine a couple of writers in a store full of books, what could be better than that,” he said. Scott was president of the Fremont branch of the California Writers Club, and hopes to start up another cooperative effort in Kitsap. He recently moved to Kingston to join Simkus, who’s lived in Kingston for 15 years. “When I heard [Simkus] wanted to help bring the bookstore back to life, I of course got immediately interested in it,” he said. “It was too good to pass up.” Simkus said she’s also received a lot of help and support from other used bookstore owners, in Silverdale, Poulsbo and Port Townsend. “All this talk about people closing down bookstores, it’s mostly See BOOKSTORE, Page 3
Recreation Program and state Aquatic Lands Enhancement Account. The Kitsap Forest and Bay Project is a longtime effort to conserve 6,700 acres and 1.8 See FOREST & BAY, Page 3
Buc field not legal for games School district working to obtain proper permit By Kipp Robertson
KINGSTON — The North Kitsap School District lacks the proper permit for games to be held on Buccaneer Field. A public hearing is tentatively scheduled for June 13, 5:30 p.m., to ask Kingston residents for permission to use the field for games. The hearing will be held in the district office, 18360 Caldart Ave., Poulsbo. The hearing is a requirement of the board, before the district can ask Kitsap County for the proper permit to host games on the field. The field was originally contested by neighbors when Kingston High School was being planned. Though the neighbors lost the fight against a field being developed, the district’s use agreement allows the field to be used only for practice. “They’re technically not supposed to have games there,” said Mike Currie, the district’s interim director of maintenance. District administrators found out the field was not permitted for See Field, Page 16
Music festival will raise money for children KINGSTON — The Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce is teaming with Glen Bui of Born To Be Wild to present the Victory Music Festival June 29, 4 p.m., at Mike Wallace Park.
This is a free event created to raise awareness of local children being treated for life-threatening diseases, and to raise money for Seattle Children’s Hospital where most of the children are being
treated. The headliner is Born To Be Wild, comprised of former members of Steppenwolf, Magic Carpet Ride, Savannah Nix and Pegasus. See CONCERT, Page 16
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4th of July celebration still needs $10,000 KINGSTON — Fundraising for the Kingston 4th of July celebration is going well, but the committee still needs $10,000, organizer Pete DeBoer said. The Kingston 4th of July celebration relies on local business sponsorship and community donations. The committee has raised about $20,000 in the past
Casino is donating $2,500 for sound production at Mike Wallace Park and Tiny Town, and Main Street Alehouse is also donating funds. The Kingston Cove Yacht Club will hold a fundraiser on June 14, with dinner, live jazz music and a silent auction. Guests should bring something to donate, such as a bottle of wine or game
tickets. There are envelopes in town businesses for mail-in donations, and the Kingston4thofJuly.com has a link to Paypal. DeBoer said he will soon be selling commemorative 2013 T-shirts to continue to raise money. The shirts will be available mid-June at the Kingston Chamber of Commerce, at the 4th cel-
ebrations, or from DeBoer. The streets fill with families, pets and visitors to watch the parade, play games at Tiny Town, and sit back in awe as fireworks light up Appletree Cove. The celebration will kick off on July 3 with Tiny Town, Kingston’s Got Talent and a community open-mic night at Kola Kole Park. The next day, the parade will wind
forestlands by March 2014.
Paul McCollum, director of natural resources for Port Gamble S’Klallam, and Dennis McLerran, EPA Regional Director walk along the recently-acquired Port Gamble Bay shoreline. Tiffany Royal / Courtesy
two months, thanks to individual donations and fundraisers, such as Kingston Dental, and the Kingston Kiwanis and Rotary clubs. The Cup & Muffin recently held a takeover, where every $1 taken in on May 25 was donated to the celebration. Amy Anderson, co-owner of the cafe, said $3,320 was donated. DeBoer said The Point
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Canal watersheds. “The Kitsap Forest and Bay Project is a win for our environment and our community,” said Jon Rose, president of Olympic Property Group, Pope Resources’ real estate arm. “This agreement is an important milestone in our six-year partnership with the community. We look forward to continuing to work
together to achieve great outcomes for the remaining forest lands.” Forterra expects to complete the work necessary to purchase the shoreline this summer. At closing, Forterra will assign ownership of the conserved forestland to Kitsap County and the tidelands to state Department of Natural Resources for long-term
stewardship and management. After closing, the county and DNR will begin the process to determine what the public access plan is and assign different stewardship roles, said Liz Johnston, Forterra’s conservation transactions director. The owners will work with the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe, Suquamish Tribe and the community. “We are looking forward to continuing projects with Pope Resources, and conserving as much of the forestland as possible surrounding the bay,” Johnston said. The Kitsap Forest & Bay Project is supported by Kitsap County, the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe, the Suquamish Tribe, Forterra, Great Peninsula Conservancy and many community groups. The parties must finalize fundraising and complete the purchase of the remaining
stores are proliferating. “I know a lot of people who love the feel, the smell of a paper book,” he said. He in fact has an e-book reader, but says he doesn’t get the same experience as a print book. And, he added, a lot of people can’t afford e-book readers or
don’t want to be online. “We’re counting on both serving the community and in a way served by them,” Scott said. “The best thing [the community] can do is come in when we open, and start the Bookery habit all over again.” Wiley said the store
will continue to take trade credit — books for books — and they will be revamping the children’s section. “I’d just really like to thank the community,” he said. “It’s been amazing how many people have been pulling for the bookstore to reopen.”
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miles of shoreline in north Kitsap County. The forests and shorelines have cultural significance to local Tribes and communities; draw thousands of outdoor recreationists annually; and support fish and wildlife in the integrated ecological and watershed systems of Port Gamble Bay, Hood Canal and Central Puget Sound. Any land and shoreline acquired will be maintained as community forest, public open space, recreation and wildlife habitat. Conservation easements will be placed on any acquired land and shoreline to protect the bay and its watershed. Advocates say conservation of the properties will assure protection for and access to the forests that contribute to the health of the Port Gamble and Hood
Continued from page 1 because people [have been working] for 30 years, and there’s nobody to jump in, but they should,” Simkus said. “There’s a real community of people taking over the used bookstores, and it’s really exciting and everybody’s really helpful to each other,” she said. She and Scott said they have retail experience, but have never owned a business before. “Rather than worry, [I said to myself] what can I do this week and this day, and before I knew it the rock was rolling down the hill,” Simkus said. “And it was great. I found out I was really good at it.” Scott said the big bookstores and e-book business has “taken a bite out of brick-and-mortar bookstores,” but used book-
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Pope Resources is selling its North Kitsap forestland so it can concentrate on developing the town of Port Gamble into a viable, yearround community. The Kitsap Forest & Bay Coalition notified Pope Resources on March 28 it had raised approximately $12 million for acquisition and wanted to exercise its option on Pope’s North Kitsap forestland and shore-
down State Highway 104 to Washington Boulevard. Vendors and live music will be set up at Mike Wallace Park, with local bands such as Blues Counselors, The Hep Replacements, Garage Heros and House of Cards. Fireworks will be set up on a barge in Appletree Cove; the fireworks show usually begins about 10:30 p.m. To donate, go to www. Kingston4thofJuly.com, or mail checks to P.O. Box 1274, Kingston, WA 98346.
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Issues that need to be discussed in this election
ongratulations to those residents who stepped forward to run for office in the Aug. 6 primary and the Nov. 5 general election. No matter which candidates prevail at the polls, all will have contributed to the improvement of the community by bringing forth ideas and fostering dialogue about issues. We are, however, discouraged by the lack of candidates. Of 21 races in North Kitsap, only five have more than one candidate and only one has enough candidates to warrant a primary election. Each of these offices has the authority and power to make decisions that affect the delivery of services — and the cost of those services — in the city, the classroom, the fire station, the port, in your tap, and on the playground. Attaining one of those positions should require more effort than just signing on the dotted line. Steve Hancock and Cindy Webster-Martinson are running for North Kitsap School Board, District 1. Ken Ames, Doug Prichard and Beth Worthington are running for North Kitsap School Board, District 3. Voters need to hear their ideas of how the district can stem the enrollment decline, build partnerships that can preserve arts and music education, and heal the wounds from the closure of Breidablik Elementary School. Patrick Hatchel and John Lane are running for Port of Indianola, District 3. Nels Sultan and Bruce MacIntyre are running for Port of Kingston, District 1. Voters need to hear their ideas of how their port districts can improve community life. Under state law, port districts are empowered to acquire property, lease property, engage in economic development, improve land for commercial and industrial use, and establish local improvement districts. Ports can invest in park and recreation facilities, and in roads and streets that serve port facilities; acquire, maintain and operate passenger-carrying vessels; and promote tourism. n
Deadline for online voter registration updates and new registrations is July 7. Deadline to register in person as a new voter is July 29. Registration deadlines do not apply to military and overseas voters who may register through Election Day. Registering to vote is easy. Registration forms are available at city halls, libraries, schools, fire stations, and most state and federal agencies. Register online at www.kitsapgov.com/aud/elections/voterreg.htm. Mail in your voter registration form to, or register in person at, Kitsap County Auditor, 619 Division St., Port Orchard 98366-4687. To register to vote in Washington, you must be: n A citizen of the United States. n A legal resident of the state of Washington. n 18 years of age by the next election. n Not under the authority of the Department of Corrections for a Washington felony conviction. You do not have to register by political party to vote in Washington state.
Pray for Oklahoma tornado victims What a frightening 24 hours for our family. We have heard from all eight families in Oklahoma. My grandson, Stacy Thornton, lives in Moore, Okla., with his wife and three teens, and the tornado just missed their home. I heard from son Gary in Edmond, a town a little over from Moore. He’s OK but mourning the Moore school with the parents who lost children. Son Edward, in Dell a few miles from Moore, just missed it. I don’t know if he has broken pipes or what, but the basement flooded. He had just remodeled the house. One family member’s sister-in-law is missing in Moore where it hit. Another family of hers — their house was devastated. Nothing left. I have family in many of the small towns: Moore, Dell City, Yukon, Edmond, Chickasaw and other little bergs around Oklahoma City. I have been tracking the storms on the computer all day. Please continue prayers for all the people in that area. Jacque Thornton Kingston
Education includes arts and music Did you use algebra today? Did you use music and art? I don’t know when I last used algebra, but every day I hear music and experience art. I use my public school art education to live an artful life — seeing the pattern of an evergreen against blue sky, driving a well-designed car, eating a meal on a pottery plate, putting on a color-coordinated outfit. Creativity surrounds us in the designs of the natural world and in the designs of the human world. In the 1940s and ’50s, I was blessed by public school fine arts teachers
who provided the necessities for me to live artfully. In the 2000s, for seven years I was an art docent in a kindergarten. Those 5-year-olds were confident, excited, courageous, creative artists. I never heard “I can’t, I’m no good.” They were artists! They were inspired. They were dauntless. I believe all of us are created artists. If we have the materials, the time and place and the incentive, our creative selves flourish. Every culture values its musicians, its dancers, its poets, its actors, its visual artists. It is imperative for cultural survival. The resolution passed on May 9 by the North Kitsap School Board declaring May as Arts Education Month clearly states the value of the arts in education to our society. (Google it.) NKSD must acknowledge the impact of the arts by fully funding them. Fine Arts Boosters (FAB) of Kingston High School works to connect the North Kitsap community to the talents of its music, drama, debate and visual arts students because we recognize the benefits of the arts in our community and we value those students and teachers. The lack of support for fully funding all of educa-
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tion — district, state and nation wide — is appalling and short sighted. Why is it we do not value our children? Their education? This attitude must be turned around. Our future depends on it. Marilyn Liden Bode Kingston
Support funding for Forest & Bay North Kitsap County’s open space and recreation grant requests have so far fared very well in the Senate and House versions of our state budget negotiations. Kitsap Forest and Bay Coalition is very grateful for what has been proposed by both houses for our projects in the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program budget. However, the two houses arrived at their budget funding amounts for all of Kitsap County and the state utilizing different methods. The House followed a decadeslong protocol of strict adherence to a nationally-recognized project ranking system. The Senate proposal of $39.6 million does not follow an agreed-upon process and would be the lowest funding level in Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program history.
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Each budget year is different and, as is often the case, there are proposals to alter the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program project selection criteria. Thus far, the criteria has held fast against these challenges and, in so doing, have maintained the non-partisan integrity of the system itself. The projects with the best qualifications receive funding. I urge Senate budget writers to restore procedural protocol to the project selection process for the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program and to increase program funding to match the $75 million in the House and Governor’s budget. Funding at this level will not only fully fund the four Kitsap Forest & Bay projects but also fund critical projects elsewhere in Kitsap County, including expanding the Stavis Natural Resources Conservation Area near Seabeck. Stavis forest lands are as highly valued by central Kitsap residents as the Pope Resources lands are cherished by North Kitsap residents. We applaud Sen. Christine Rolfes for her continued support and work to maintain workable Washington Wildlife and See LETTERS, Page 5
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Time is of the essence at Hanford site T
he Hanford N u c l e a r Reser vation, along the Columbia River in Benton County, was built in our own back yard in 1943 to produce plutonium as part of the top-secret Manhattan Project. It continued operation during America’s campaign to build the biggest nuclear weapons arsenal in the Cold War, as well as producing nuclear energy. The last reactor stopped operating in 1987. Hanford was added to the Superfund list for long-term hazardous cleanup in 1989. Hanford’s 56 million gallons of the most contaminated nuclear waste in the western hemisphere is a true horror story. There are 177 storage tanks holding this waste; 149 of these are older single-shell carbon steel tanks, some there since the 1940s. Many have a life span of merely 20 years. There is no surprise that tanks are decaying. In February, officials announced that six
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single-shell tanks were leaking. These are not the first leaks; there have been decades of earth contamination. The U.S. Department of Energy has owned Hanford since 1989. Bechtel National is contracted by DOE to oversee the construction of a vitrification plant. Vitrification means processing the waste into glass logs, which are then encased in stainless steel. The decision was made to begin construction of the plant before the design had been vetted. Consequently, there are design problems that could lead to explosions or nuclear reactions. The vitrification pro-
Continued from page 4 Recreation Program funding levels and to adhere to the prioritized project list developed through statewide consensus. We urge other senators to support the House recommendation for funding and project priority. John Willett Co-founder Kitsap Forest and Bay Coalition
cess is incredibly complicated and requires chemical and radiological analysis before pretreatment. One of the many problems is the lack of inventory of what toxic waste is where. The 56 million gallons of waste make up any number of different shapes and denseness and so could be solid, liquid or gas. In many cases, waste has layered as it settled over time. For the vitrification process to begin, consistency of the waste materials must be made and then kept uniform in order to be able to flow through pipes and filters without clogging. Clogging could result in enough plutonium collecting to trigger a nuclear chain reaction or backflow spreading the problem throughout the entire system. Currently, there is no design to do any of this effectively. Another safety concern showing the mismanagement of Hanford is the potential for hydrogen gas
There’s still time to buy a paver Thanks are due yet again to community volunteers in Kingston for support of the Village Green’s Cinco de Mayo party. Nancy Martin and Ann Wetter were thorough, tireless organizers. Megan House created a snazzy flier, gratis. Don Hutchins masterminded the pavingstone program. Katherine Klint and Sharon Redpath provided back-office support. And the community stepped forward to buy
buildup in double-shell tanks used to store waste removed from leaking single-shell tanks. Flammable gas builds up if there is insufficient ventilation, releasing radioactive material. Adequate ventilation is being used, but there is no backup plan. Gov. Inslee supports sending three million gallons of Hanford’s waste to be stored in New Mexico. But environmental watchdog groups see the treatment process required to make this move as overly costly, time consuming and distracting. Sure, it would be better for Washington if Hanford was anywhere else. But wouldn’t it be better to truly grasp how to make nuclear wastes safely and permanently stored — if possible? Instead of going from one toxic mishap to another, it’s time for better oversight. Too little progress has been made over the years. Toxic waste must be stopped from entering our environment
about $8,000 in pavers for the courtyard at the community center planned for the Village Green. If you didn’t go, you missed tasty tacos by Mi Sueño catering and piñatas for the little ones. However, you can still buy pavers. Get forms from locations around Kingston or e-mail info@kingstonvillagegreen. org to inquire; $20,000 in paving stone sales will be matched! Bobbie Moore and Tomi Whalen Co-chairwomen
and threatening public health. Who is our champion? President Obama and Congress, should they ever get off their politically divided arses, could create an oversight board with teeth of accountability. The federal government created this “nuclear pickle,” after all. It cannot be swept under the rug. Senators Murray and Cantwell, et al., should be screaming at the tops of their lungs in outrage. Instead, it appears it’s up to us to make our voices heard. Surely they’d all want to hear from their constituents. — Marylin Olds is an opinion columnist for the Kingston Community News. Comments are welcome at marylin. email@example.com.
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Summer Reading Programs at the library I
t’s Summer Reading Time! Kids can “Dig Into Reading” and teens can “Read Beneath the Surface” as our themed programs progress through the summer. Sign up at the library beginning June 1 to read 10 hours by Aug. 31 and get a free paperback book. For teens, there is also an
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lots of fun programs for children and families in June.
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The architects for the interior of the new Kingston branch library will present their design ideas at the North Kitsap Fire & Rescue headquarters fire station on Miller Bay Road on June 13 at 6:30 p.m. Everyone interested in the new
ongoing program through Aug. 17 called “Six Words or Less.: If you love a book you read this summer, tell us why in six words or less! Review sheets available at circulation desk. We’ll have
library at the Village Green is invited. Questions and comments will be welcome. More information (and any changes to this schedule) will be available at www. krl.org. Kingston Library events n Kingston Book Group: June 5, 10 a.m. “Pilgrim at Tinker Creek,” by Annie Dillard.
n Kingston Friends of the Library meeting: June 11, 7 p.m. n Movie Matinee & Craft: June 17, 1 p.m. Come for a special matinee of “Monsters Inc.” We’ll also paint pet rock monsters. Especially for tweens. n Henna Tattoos for Tweens and Teens: June 17, 5 p.m. Award-winning
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artist Heidi Bennett will be applying temporary henna tattoos. You can also check in for your summer reading progress. Permission slip signed by parent/guardian is required to participate. Permission slips are available at the circulation desk or at the event. Space is limited and participants are encouraged to register early at the circulation desk. Especially for ages 12-19. n Classics Book Group: June 17, 6:30 p.m. “Madame Bovary,” by Gustave Flaubert. n Storytime & Craft: June 19 and 26, 10:30 a.m. Come for a morning full of reading, rhymes, songs, and a fun craft after storytime. Pre-readers can count storytime toward their summer-reading hours. n Legos @ the Library: June, 20, 3 p.m. Love Legos? Drop in for a fun summer afternoon full of free play and Lego build-it challenges. n Dr. Dave’s Reptile Safari: June 27, 1:30 p.m. Dr. Dave’s Reptile Safaris is the ultimate hands-on and interactive cold-blooded adventure where students come face-to-face with the world’s most amazing and fascinating reptiles. Space for this program is limited; call the Kingston Library at (360) 297-3330 to register. Please check our website, www.krl.org, or call us. The Kingston branch library is located at 11212 State Highway 104, in the Kingston Community Center. Hours: Monday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Tuesday, 1-8 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday, 1-5 p.m.; Friday, 1-6 p.m.; Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Little Boston Library events nA Garden in the Middle of the World: June 3, 6-7 p.m. Terri Stanley and Terry Moyemont have 30 years of experience in landscape design, video production and garden photography. After a sevenyear hiatus, photographing Northwest gardens and running a nursery for new plant selections, they returned to writing their book and producing short videos of gardens on the West Coast, dubbing this series “The Garden Road Show.” During the last months they have been working with the S’Klallam Tribe to produce a video documentary on the rebuilding of the Heronswood Nursery gardens. See spectacular photographs of European garSee CHECK IT OUT, Page 7
A sense of place keeps us here O
ne of the things many people love about living around here is that they truly feel at home and know their place here. They have what we call “A Sense of Place” about Kingston or Kitsap. This may not be so true when people live in a bigger city, but here we know our own land around our house, or even our own yard or the trees on our street. We know the people who own “the corner store,” in all its various forms. We know the weather patterns, at least most of the time, and we know when the frogs started singing last year. This all contributes to our “Sense of Place” that roots us to our community and to Earth. We have been contending with some mice around Stillwaters lately — friendly ones who want to dine in our kitchen nightly, especially now that our mousing cat is no longer around to stand guard. I am sure many around here know this fun task every spring. As our friend Steve Criss from Critter Ridders put it, they just come with the territory and joy of living in the woods and wetlands. And with Steve’s help, we gently try to keep them in the woods and out of our kitchen. One night, a little guy got caught in a trap but wasn’t killed or even injured too badly — just stuck in the trap. I scooped him up in a container and took him and
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dens and learn about the rebuilding of a local treasure, Heronswood Gardens and Nursery. n Little Boston Book Group: June 5, 11 a.m. Discussion of “The Coffins of Little Hope” by Timothy Schaffert. n Storytime & Craft: June 18, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Come for a morning full of reading, rhymes, songs, and a fun craft after storytime. Pre-readers can count storytime toward their summer-reading hours. Siblings and other family members welcome. n Henna Tattoos for Tweens and Teens: June 18, 4-6 p.m. Award-winning artist Heidi Bennett will be
choices for the future By naomi maasberg the trap out to the woods. I found a rotting cedar stump with several holes in it and thought this looked like a good mouse home. Sure enough, when I released the trap, he ran off into a hole in the stump, seemingly in pretty good shape. I sure hope he likes the woods as much as we do. On days like this, I know why we are here and why this place is home. Whether our little mouse friend makes it, or whether he becomes coyote lunch, it’s great to live this close to nature and the food web in all its forms. This is the feeling I try to remember whenever there is a terrible flood that wipes out homes on a river, or a hurricane that destroys a city built on the very edge of the ocean, or heavy rains that cause mudslides to take homes down a hillside. I so often say to myself — playing the “blame the victim” game nicely — “Why
applying temporary henna tattoos. You can also check in for your summer reading progress. Permission slip signed by parent/guardian is required to participate. Permission slips are available at the circulation desk or at the event. Space is limited and participants are encouraged to register early at the circulation desk. Especially for ages 12-19. n Legos @ the Library: June 19, 3:30-5 p.m. Love Legos? Drop in for a fun summer afternoon full of free play and Lego build-it challenges. n Teen Gaming: June 21, 1-3 p.m. Play video games and board games. All games are rated Teen and younger. Snacks provided. Ages 12-19. n Movie Matinee & Craft: June 24, 1-3 p.m.
on Earth do those people live there anyway?” It does seem odd to me that people would rebuild in the same place, but as I heard one person in this situation say, “This is my home and where would I go? I sure can’t sell it. And this is my home. This is what I know.” The Sandy River in Oregon has this problem, with floods wiping out homes repeatedly as the river changes course in winter storms. There are big new houses in the area, now just feet from the river after a recent flood. No one will buy them. Their owners are frustrated that they didn’t know the Sandy could move hundreds of feet overnight, and angry that there’s little they can do now. Of course, it would be good if we all remembered that, when considering a real estate purchase in a floodplain or any naturally critical area, we need to take a lot more time to really investigate where and what can happen to the land. Things may get more direct around the Sandy. Based on the state’s new erosion maps, Clackamas County could decide to put further limits on building in the floodplain. “We know it would be unpopular,” says Jay Wilson, a county hazard and mitigation coordinator. “But ultimately it’s the taxpayers who end up paying for this. It may take several of these floods to get people to move back, to give the
A special matinee of “Despicable Me.” We'll also paint pet rock minions. n Harmonica Pocket: June 25, 10:30 a.m. Groovygreen band The Harmonica Pocket returns with a new show for your toddler and preschooler. Tender songs and books about earthworms, bare feet, and getting dirt under our fingernails in the garden connect parent and child to Mother Nature. n C r a f t e r n o o n : Wednesdays from 2:30-3:30 p.m. Bring your handwork projects and discover a new craft. — Tomi Whalen is manager of the Kingston and Little Boston branches, Kitsap Regional Library. Contact her at twhalen@krl. org
river room.” It doesn’t take a geologist or other expert for us to learn to respect the power of nature and to learn to take our appropriate place in nature. Sometimes we need to back ourselves away and “give the river room.” Learning to respect our Earth home and its needs is part of learning to know our place. Having “A Sense of Place” includes “knowing our place” — and that may not be as “No. 1” on the food chain. Stillwaters is hosting a new Sustainability Discussion Group in the Fall. If you are interested in getting on the list, call us at (360) 297-1226. — This column includes information from Stillwaters Environmental Center and The Oregonian.
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Public Meetings June 4 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. June 5 n 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 June 10 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. June 13 n North Kitsap School Board, 6 p.m., district board room, 18360 Caldart
Ave. NE, Poulsbo. Online: www.nkschools.org. June 18 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. June 24 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. June 26 n Kingston Port Commission, 7 p.m., Port of Kingston offices, 25864 Washington Blvd. NE, Kingston. Online: www.portofkingston.org. June 27 n North Kitsap School Board, 6 p.m., district board room, 18360 Caldart Ave. NE, Poulsbo. Online: www.nkschools.org.
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Time for summer fun at the Port of Kingston H
ave you made it down to the Farmers Market yet? A nice salad made from those fresh vegetables and topped off with some grilled salmon made a great dinner for me a few days ago. The Kingston Cove Yacht Club celebrated its opening day of boating May 11 with a parade of decorated boats cruising down the shoreline from the Port of Kingston to Jefferson Head and back. It was a beautiful day for the event and many of the boats were sporting bouquets of flowers from the Kingston Farmers Market. We have reservations in the port for dozens of yacht clubs to come visit Kingston throughout the summer. There is a lot to show off here and it is great to see
Down at the Port By pete deboer so many people come to visit. I have made a promise to myself that I will get out on one of those paddle boards this summer. Have you done it yet? Yes, the port did purchase two vacant waterfront lots on West Kingston Road.
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f you are lucky enough to live in a small town and you are lucky enough to know people that have lived there most of their lives, then you are the lucky one who gets to hear stories about the past. Here in Hansville, there were many happenings as it grew from a farming community into the charming town it now is, and I’ll tell you a few stories I’ve heard about the community. This is hearsay, but the story goes that because ships couldn’t get in close to shore at Point No Point, every day someone from this community had to row out to the ship that carried mail, gather the communications and bring them back to the post office. One day, the seas were particularly rough and they were looking for someone to do this rowing-out deed. They chatted about it for a while then someone said in their best Scandinavian accent, “Don’t worry, Hans vill do it.” And sure enough he did, and was very reliable there after. And so the town was named Hansville in appreciation for his services
hansville happenings By donna lee anderson (his full name was Hans Zachariasen). After that tale (are you still laughing?), I’ll tell you a couple more stories from the past that are more grounded in fact. Did you know there was a hamburger stand near where the Hansville Store is now and before the Forbes family built the building that became the restaurant? In the early 1950s, Peggy Zachary opened this stand, which seated several people on pop-out stools. When the stand was closed, wooden doors on hinges covered
ever this year. The arrival of July will also bring us to our dredging project. Scooping all the migrating muck out of the marina will be an interesting project to watch. There may be some limited interruption on the use of the boat launch ramp during the project, but we will keep it to a minimum. And we will keep you posted.
There is no immediate plan to develop the land for anything other than open green space. For the time being, the lots will be cleaned up and non-native vegetation will be removed. We will be installing an attractive fence which will identify the boundaries where neighboring privately-owned property is. We are not developing this site into an access to the tidelands. The public access to the beaches remains at Arness Park on South Kingston Road. We all must also remember that the tidelands in front of the homes on the cove are privately owned. Please be courteous to the owners of the tidelands. Another great beach access is what we call North Beach, also known as Saltair
Beach, which is accessed by the walkway near the off ramp of the Washington state ferry dock. When we have extremely low tides, this is a wonderful place for kids to explore our shoreline environment. There are many tidal pools, interesting rocks and lots of critters. The long-awaited Northwest summer will soon be upon us and we will be enjoying the Saturday evening concerts down at the port during July and August. Our local Rotarians will once again operate a beer garden in the port’s tent in the northeast corner of the park. The 4th of July committee also has a great lineup of music, as does the Farmers Market. I can tell you that we will have our biggest fireworks display
There are lots of horse people in North Kitsap, so this month’s Nautical Term is a word shared by equestrians and sailors alike. The word is Martingale: A strap at the horse’s chest keeping a horse from throwing back its head was known as a martingale. On a sailing vessel, the martingale is a spar that
the inside workings. When the stand opened for business, doors that were hinged at the top would be propped open and
form a sort of awning or covering for those enjoying their coffee or soda and hamburgers. Peggy’s son, Al, remembers there
was also candy and gum sold and he thinks maybe cigarettes too. The stand was very popular with the fishermen and locals and
extends downward from the bowsprit or the jib boom. The lower portion of the martingale can also be called a “dolphin striker,” (referring to pilings, rather than marine mammals). The martingale helps offset the upward pull of the head stays on the bowsprit or boom. Oops! It looks like I just arrived at the edge of the page again. So once again, thank you for taking a few minutes to read this stuff. I hope you found something interesting. — Pete DeBoer is a Port of Kingston commissioner. Contact him at email@example.com.
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Fresh produce is coming and the music is lively T
he mission of the Kingston Farmers Market is to provide a venue where local farmers, producers, crafters and artisans can come together on a regular basis to sell their wares in a retail environment. The market also serves as a community gathering and information center at its information booth with local tourist information, and a community service space for local organizations, including the WSU Master Gardeners. The market supports the local performing arts with a music canopy each
Farmers market update clint dudley and mary mcclure week for local musicians. The market also supports the schools with opportunities for performances or the vending of homegrown or handmade wares. The Kingston Summer Farmers Market is in full swing. Fresh produce is coming in and the music is lively! Coming in June: n The Doodle Dotted
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Continued from page 9 burger cost, but Tootsie Pops were 2 cents each. And are you aware of the steep set of stairs in the Point No Point area that go up to the park? These stairs were put in by the county, but not for beachcombers or hikers to get up to the park (although that happens a lot). They were installed so people that were in the park could get down to the water. I know this is a minor point, but officially they were built to augment the park goer’s enjoyment. So stand by for more stories from our past in upcoming columns. And look at what is happening this month in Hansville. n June 1: Hansville Church Flea Market/Bake Sale (at the church parking lot). n June 1: Ladies Air Dinner Dance (HCC). n June 25: Social Hour (at HCC), 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. n June 29: Writers’ Howto (Little Boston Library). — Contact columnist Donna Lee Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Club. One of our most popular projects is to award our outstanding students in North Kitsap a scholarship to reward them for their good work — not just as students, but as helpers in their community. This year, a $3,000 scholarship was awarded to Kingston High School’s MacKenzie Szenog. Her community service includes working at the ShareNet Thrift Store, Fourth of July Jamboree, and Tiny Town. School activities include volleyball, student government, and Drama
Kingston Kiwanis By BOB LEE Club. MacKenzie plans on attending Washington State University. Congratulations for a job well done. There was some disappointment in the club because there are so many sharp kids and we generally give two scholarships. Kiwanis gives scholarships every year and we encourage more teens to apply. We’re having another Mustang raffle this year and I suggest you start getting tickets fast because it’s a
beauty — a red convertible. Tickets are available at Kitsap Bank and Columbia Bank in Kingston, the Kingston Tax Service and Insurance in Bradley Center, and from any Greater Kingston Kiwanian. We are everywhere. Another project near and close to our hearts is making sure that kids have food to eat this summer. Wolfle Elementary has a 62 percent poverty level and many students depend on breakfast and lunch that are subsidized, or free, during the school year. Our Kiwanis club and Kingston Rotary and other clubs have worked to raise money so these children can eat this
summer and be ready to study in the fall. Contact us or Kingston Rotary to see how you can help, or really get involved and join our clubs. It’s a lot of fun and you have a real feeling of accomplishment. To donate to Kingston Kiwanis for the summer food program, please make your checks out to Kingston Foundation, P.O. Box 81, Kingston, or come down and see us at the Oak Table Café on Thursdays, 7 a.m. Let’s face it, it’s a lot better than hanging out at the Post Office or the IGA just to talk to someone … especially for new members of the community. The next fun thing is our
Theater, 11171 NE Highway 104, Kingston. Anchor Chiropractic and Life Force Chiropractic show the theatrical documentary exposing the modern medical monopoly. Presale tickets: $5. Proceeds benefit Kingston Food Bank. Info: (360) 297-8111 or (360) 779-5580. EcoFest: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Stillwaters Environmental Center, 26059 Barber Cut Off Road, Kingston. More than 40 vendors, exhibitors, educators and entertainment. Community, familyfriendly celebration. Info: info@ stillwatersenvironmentalcenter. org, (360) 297-1226, www.stillwatersenvironmentalcenter.org.
June 14 Pride & Prejudice: June 14-30, Port Gamble Theater, 4839 NE View Drive. Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/288572. June 15 Kingston Youth Sports Poker Tournament: June 15, 8 p.m., Point Casino, Kingston. Benefit for Kingston Youth Sports Association. Cost: $50 per player. Prizes: $250, $150 and $100. Info: Ed Baze, (360) 509-1943.
annual Berry Sale. We try to make sure we have an exact day but weather, God and Mother Nature have the power. Information follows — and just to let you know, all profits go to the community, where kids are our primary mission. The club is gearing up now for this year’s event and providing quality fresh Skagit Valley Food Alliancecertified berries, packaged in their juice with no added sugar. These berries are being offered for pre-sale (Berry/Size/ Cost/Delivery Date/Order
Deadline). Strawberries, 15-pound container, $32, July 10, July 5. Raspberries, 14-pound container, $39, July 17, July 12. Blueberries, 10-pound container, $34, July 31, July 26. Come down and become part of the deal. Contact our President Pat BennettForman at (360) 697-4849, or Bob Lee at (360) 2974462. — Contact Bob Lee at GLENCARIN@aol.com.
CommunityCalendar June 1 Hansville Community Church Bake Sale & Flea Market: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., on the church lawn, 7543 Twin Spits Road, Hansville. Sponsored by HCC Women’s Ministry. An annual fundraising event to support retreat scholarships and community outreach programs. Garden Dinner Dance: 5 p.m., Greater Hansville Community Center, Buck Lake Park. Hosted by Hansville Ladies Aid. Music by the Bruce Cossachi Trio. Tickets: $20 at Hansville Grocery or from Ladies Aid members. Proceeds benefit those in need in the community and Hansville cemetery
maintenance. Kingston Wine Walk: 6-9 p.m., downtown Kingston. Third annual. Purchase hand-painted wine glass and walking map at IGA parking lot, 10978 NE Highway 104, Kingston. Cost: $20. June 8 Kingston Friends of the Library Pop-Up Book Sale: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the old Sacks Feed Building, 10991 Highway 104. RUMMAGE SALE DROP OFF: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Hansville Community Center, Buck Lake Park. Bring in the things you’re ready to share with the community. Doctored: 10 a.m., Firehouse
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s usual, Port Gamble will kick off the month of June with a faire of medieval proportions. The Society for Creative Anachronism will turn historic Port Gamble into a mecca of Middle Ages and Renaissance celebrations. Starting the last weekend of May (May 31-June 2) June Faire will be back for its 12th year. June Faire is dedicated to the study and re-creation of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Attendees will enjoy armored and rapier combat, archery, dancing, bards, arts and crafts, merchants and more. On June 1, Port Gamble Weddings will host an open house from 1-4 p.m. at the
Continued from page 11 June 16 “The Hound of the Baskervilles” auditions: 6 p.m.; June 17, 6 p.m.; Port Gamble Theater, 4839 NE View Drive. Roles for six men, three women. No experience necessary. Show begins Sept. 27. Info:
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 knowledgeable staff. Cruise Port Gamble will continue its weekly meetups every Thursday evening in June. Car buffs can 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 where owners and onlookers can mingle and chat about cars over barbecue or coffee. This weekly event is free and open to everyone. Alive After 5 will kick off the start of its second year on June 13. Experience the Port Gamble waterfront like never before with live music from local band ColdNote, dining and shopping. The concert will be held on the observation deck below the American flag from 5-8 p.m. The Port Gamble Theater Company presents “Pride & Prejudice.” Directed by Scott Snively, this Jane Austen classic explores manners and the nature of love and independence. For times and tickets, go
to www.portgambletheater. com. Back for its sixth year, the annual Forest 5K will hit the trails on June 16. To participate in this fun event, go to www.rootsrockrun.com to register. For information on all events in Port Gamble, please contact the events office at (360) 297-8074 or email portgamble@orminc. com. — Shana Smith is manager of Port Gamble. Contact her at email@example.com
(360) 977-7135, firstname.lastname@example.org. June 24 Vacation Bible School: June 24-28, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Eglon Community Church, Eglon Road. For children age 4 through next year’s sixth-graders. Info: (360) 638-1848. June 25 SOCIAL HOUR: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.,
Hansville Community Center, Buck Lake Park. Coffee and tea available. Books, games and conversation. June 28 Community Meal: 5-6 p.m., Bayside Community Church, 25992 Barber Cut Off Road, Kingston. Open to anyone. upcoming Art In The Woods Studio Tour
applications: Due July 15. North Kitsap 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 Bridge players: Mondays, 1
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(360) 638-0271. Kingston Al-Anon Meeting: Thursdays, noon to 1 p.m., Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe Wellness Center, 7550 Little Boston Road NE, Room No. 3, Kingston. Al-Anon meeting for anyone troubled by another person’s drinking. Self-supporting, spiritually based, apolitical, welcomes all cultures, based upon anonymity. Info: Ciaran60@gmail.com,
(425) 770-3771, www.kitsap-alanon.org. 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 email@example.com.
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Upcoming Events • Friday, May 31 - Sunday, June 2 JUNE FAIRE throughout Port Gamble. Back for its 12th year at Port Gamble. This public demonstration recreates the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, and attendees can enjoy armored and rapier combat, archery, dancing, bards, arts & crafts, merchants and more. • Saturday, June 1, 1pm-4pm PORT GAMBLE WEDDINGS OPEN HOUSE at the Hood Canal Vista Pavilion • Thursdays, June 6, 13, 20 & 27 CRUISE PORT GAMBLE In the fields by Mike’s Four-Star BBQ Classic cars, coffee and BBQ • Thursdays, June 13 ALIVE AFTER FIVE PRESENTS: COLDNOTE at the Observation Deck • Fridays - Sundays, June 14-30 PORT GAMBLE THEATER PRESENTS: PRIDE & PREJUDICE For times and tickets visit: www.portgambletheater.com • Sunday, June 16 6th ANNUAL FOREST 5K To find out more information, or to register, for this event visit: www.rootsrockrun.com
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 360-447-8473 • 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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ver the past decade, there have been a lot of milestones for the Port Gamble S’Klallam. We built the first Longhouse on our Tribe’s land in more than a century. We began to take steps to resurrect our ancestral language. We published our Tribe’s first history book. All of these projects would not have been possible without the hard work of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Foundation. This nonprofit’s mission is to “improve the quality of life for Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribal members while increasing the understanding of the Tribe’s rich cultural heritage with people who reside in the Puget Sound area and visitors from far and wide.” The foundation’s successes serve as a snapshot of what our Tribe has done to strengthen community bonds while staying true to our values, including those
relating to education, cultural awareness and environmental stewardship. For example, one of the foundation’s early projects was the capital campaign behind the House of Knowledge project — completed in 2007 — which includes the Longhouse, Career and Education building, Elders Center, and Little Boston Library. This February, we celebrated the release of “The Strong People: A History of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe,” the first book we feel accurately reflects our Tribe’s ancestral roots. Not only did the foundation oversee work on the book — mostly by volunteers — but they’ve also been in charge of making sure books are distributed to the community, especially to our elders. The foundation has played an integral role in raising awareness of Port
Our Village By Jeromy Sullivan Gamble S’Klallam language and art. They’ve found opportunities to showcase our Tribal artisans, including hosting several art auctions and playing an integral role in the Tribal art showcased at The Point Casino after its remodel. The foundation also works closely with our cultural resources department to help encourage the teaching of the
S’Klallam language. At one point, our ancestral language was all but a thing of the past; because of socalled “Indian schools,” few spoke even basic words. Today, the S’Klallam language is being taught in our preschool. Recently, we opened a new preschool building. It features a living roof, rain gardens, and an old-growth cedar tree stump as the centerpiece between two classrooms. The next stage of that project is a playground and the foundation is selling $100 tiles to help with funding. Support within the Tribal community has been strong; Foundation Director Laurie Mattson told me a story of one man who said he couldn’t afford to buy a tile, but gave the $6 out of his pocket. The foundation has also been put in charge of the restoration efforts at
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Heronswood. When we purchased Heronswood last year — while still a beautiful place — it was clear that some time and energy would need to be put toward revitalizing the gardens. Through the hard work of some very dedicated volunteers, Tribal and non-Tribal alike, who have been working almost weekly since late last year, the garden has been cleaned up and is ready for a fresh start. In addition to helping coordinate volunteer efforts with the Port Gamble Development Authority, the foundation has been responsible for creating events that help open the garden back up to the community. By the time you read this, Heronswood would have had its first Garden Open & Plant Sale in more than a decade. Additional Garden Open & Plant Sale events
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Obituaries Elmer Martens
in Ballard until the early 1970s, when they moved to KINGSTON — Elmer Kingston. Arnold Martens, last surA life member of the viving child of Petersburg, Petersburg Elks, the Alaska, pioneers Masonic Lodge, Loui and Ragnhild Scottish Rite and Martens, died Nile Temple. April 14 of natural Past commodore causes with his and life member family at his side. of the Kingston He was 96. Cove Yacht Club. Bor n in Past president Petersburg, of the Fishing Alaska on May 23, Elmer Martens Vessel Owner’s 1916. Skippered Association. tow boats on the Survived by his Columbia River. Married beloved wife, Jackie; daughJacqueline in 1943. ters, Susan (Bill) Moses of Purchased the Lorelei II Camano Island, and Laurie and fished halibut and tuna (Rich) Rasanen of Minot, until he retired. N.D.; grandchildren, Mark Elmer and Jackie lived
Continued from page 13 by calling 297-3619. KIDS DAY AT THE FAIRGROUNDS: Join the county’s fire departments and other groups focused on childhood safety for Kids Day, a free and fun-filled event at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds, on June 1 from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. SEAT CHECKS: This month’s regular car seat
check takes place on June 8, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at our headquarters fire station, 26642 Miller Bay Road NE, Kingston. If you miss that one, you can get your child’s seat checked on June 24 at Bainbridge Island Fire Department’s Station 23, 12985 Phelps Road NE. — Michele Laboda is public information officer for North Kitsap Fire & Rescue. Contact her at laboda@nkfr. org
(Andrea) Moses, Sally Moses, Ryan Rasanen, Julie Rasanen; four great granddaughters; numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents and siblings Magnus Martens, Thelma Martens Torwick Dorum and Leonard Martens. He is deeply missed. Arrangements by Neptune Society. — Family of Elmer Arnold Martens
She was born on “1/2/34” to Kingston where she in Kingston to J. Elmer and resided for the last 35 years. Louise loved nature, G. Pearl Soderberg, and spent the first five years wildlife and political disof her life there before cussion; was a strong envimoving to Anacortes and ronmentalist and an avid reader; and loved West Seattle. Her music and was family returned to an accomplished Kingston when she pianist. She was was 10. a member of the She graduated music group The from North Kitsap JEMS for more High School in than 20 years. 1951 and worked She is surbriefly in Seattle vived by her before her marMary Louise children, Gary riage to the Ernest Lien (Peggy) of Lien. They lived Lien Mount Vernon, in Seattle several years before moving to and Teresa Lien-Gieschen Edmonds. She worked as a (Dr. Holger Gieschen) of secretary for the Edmonds Germantown, Tenn.; sister, School District. They lived Judy Odell of Kingston; Kelli in Edmonds for almost 20 grandchildren, years before moving back Altmyer (Quent), Dr. Casey
Lien (Lara), Ben Gieschen and Tyler Gieschen; three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and many wonderful friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, John Soderberg; her husband of 59 years, Ernie; and her grandson, Kristian Gieschen. A celebration of Louise’s life is scheduled Aug. 3, 1 p.m., at the Kingston Cove Yacht Club. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Hospice of Kitsap County, www.hospicekc.org. P.O. Box 3416, Silverdale, WA 98383. — Family of Mary “Louise” Soderberg Lien
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he annual Salmon Run, sponsored by the Suquamish Warrior veterans and Vietnam Legacy motorcycle club, will start on June 28 at noon and continue June 29. This is not just a veteran shindig, as the public is invited to come and bring their families. Camping is permitted on June 28 beginning at noon, but people must leave by noon on June 30. Vendors are welcome to setup, with no fees for space. Come and enjoy the booths and food: salmon, hotdogs and hamburgers. Saturday, there will be bike games, a hotdog race, beer barrel race, a snail race, and more. There will be live music too. It will be a fun time for all ages. One family who attended last year said they laughed so hard at the antics during the races they were going again this year because it was so much fun. The event will be held at the
this ‘n’ that By jacque thornton ball field on Totten Road in Suquamish. Signs will be posted along the way, so you can’t miss it. Some of our Kingston veterans will also be participating, so please mark your calendar and we hope to see you there. For more information, call 6261080, Thursdays between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Another annual event in the works is the Sunshine Women’s rummage sale at Redeemer UM Church in Kingston. The ladies are
Pete Hawk, U.S. Army veteran (1972-80), places a wreath at the Suquamish Veterans Memorial, May 24. The wreathlaying ceremony was part of a pre-Memorial Day observance by the Suquamish Warriors veterans group. Richard Walker / Staff photo
now gathering and sorting items for the July twoday sale. When the community knows it is again
time to donate items for those in need, it is amazing how quickly comes the response. As with so many
sales in the community, we can no longer accept large sport items, machinery, old TVs and such. It should be added though, sometimes a large, good-working condition item would be considered, and if not sold the donor is asked to take it back. Furniture in really top condition often finds a home. Couples setting up their first home or apartment have been able to find many useful needed things, especially in kitchen utensils like cookware and other essentials. Chairperson Pat Menge could check items for a yea or nay if she were called. A grateful thanks to the lady (sorry, there was no name) who left two large bags of teddy bears and stuffed toys at the church with my name on them. I’m happy to let you know each has been gently washed, dried and brushed with a mend or two. I have yet to put new ribbons on them.
If they are not sold at the sale, we will donate to other programs that help families in need. Some items will go to a women and children’s shelters, domestic violence shelters, Goodwill, and other organization rummage sales that donate funds for community needs. We waste nothing. The ladies have been doing this sale for many years and spend months organizing the annual affair. In the last few years, Sunshine moved most of the donated items inside the Community Hall because of unpredictable weather. Raised funds go for community needs like the food bank and church. Any questions, call Pat Menge, 297-3482; or Carol Moser, 297-5101. You can also email me. Mark your calendars for July 19-20, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Contact Jacque Thornton at email@example.com.
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Continued from page 1 games when they applied for a permit to build a press box at the field. The current permit does not allow building on the field. Buccaneer Field has been used for games for more than three years, Currie added. The county is working with the school district to make an amendment to the conditional use permit issued by the Kitsap County Hearing Examiner, said Jeff Smith, senior planner for the county Department of Community Development. The meeting will allow residents to address any concerns they may have with games being played at the field and provide “feedback,” Smith said. Though Superintendent Patty Page doesn’t expect “crowds of people,” even one person protesting the field’s use can block the district from getting the permit, she said at the May 9 school board meeting. Currie doesn’t believe
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Continued from page 1 The Christine Salazar Band will open. There will be food and craft vendors, commemorative T-shirts, and the Kingston-North Kitsap Rotary Club Beer Garden. Bui, Born to Be Wild’s guitarist, and Colleen Carey, Kingston Chamber executive director, planned the event after a benefit concert for “Caring for Carmen” in Poulsbo. Carmen Garringer, 9, of Suquamish is being treated for a rare form of cancer. The band, Born To Be Wild, now devotes most of its performances to charitable causes. A New Year’s Eve performance at One
there will be a reason the school won’t get the use permit amended, “but weirder things have happened,” he said. The district must notify residents living within a 400foot perimeter of the school grounds of the hearing, Smith said. Smith estimated there are 20-30 residents who live within that perimeter. As long as the district is applying for the permit, Smith said there will be no penalties for non-compliance. The county has not had to go out for code enforcement, he said. The conditional use permit allowed the construction of Kingston High School and its athletic fields consistent with the Urban Restricted and Urban Residential designation of the comprehensive plan and zone classifications of Kitsap County. That includes regulations on such things as traffic, lighting, noise, and other impacts near residents. Smith said there is no specific language in the permit that says “thou shall
not …” However, while the school was not supposed to host sporting events, Smith said other activities, such as band practice, can be louder than a sporting event. The county has received no complaints about the field’s use, Smith said. Kingston High School Principal Christy Cole declined to comment regarding the use of the field. Dan Novick, Kingston High School’s former athletic director and head football coach, is not allowed to speak about the subject because he works for the Bremerton School District, said David Beil, Bremerton School District spokesman. To have the county make changes to the permit, it would take about four to six hours at $125 per hour, Page said at the May 9 school board meeting. Smith does not anticipate any issues with the permit. The district has been receptive to residents’ concerns in the past. But “you never say ‘never’ in land use,” he said.
Ten Lounge raised $1,000 for Coffee Oasis. A 2010 concert in Saratoga, N.Y. raised more than $70,000 for an organization that serves individuals with disabilities and their families. A 2009 concert for the Thurston County Boys and Girls Club at the Great Wolf Lodge raised more than $400,000. “We’ve all played the arenas and seen thousands of people in front of us. This is a better feeling,” Bui said. “To walk away and know we’ve helped someone, even if it’s one person, it’s the best feeling you can ever experience. It’s better than playing in front of 20,000 people.” Carey’s hope is that by introducing the children to the community on this
large scale, their families will receive an outpouring of help — from financial assistance to child care to yard work. “The burden on these children and their families is unimaginable to most of us,” Carey said. “I was very young when I was diagnosed with malignant melanoma. Thanks to the research and care provided by Seattle Children’s Hospital, I survived and now I am grateful for the opportunity to help in any way I can.” For sponsorship opportunities and to make donations, contact Carey at the Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce, (360)2973813, or email director@ kingstonchamber.com.
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Heronswood is a hit The Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe opened the famed gardens to the public May 18 for the first Garden Open & Plant Sale in more than a decade. Approximately 2,500 people attended the event and more than 800 people toured the garden, which is undergoing restoration. Additional Garden Open & Plant Sales are scheduled for July 6 and Sept. 7.
Francisco James Smith and the S’Klallam Singers offer a welcome song at the Heronswood Garden Open & Plant Sale, May 18. Richard Walker / Staff photo
An estimated 800 visitors toured the garden at Heronswood during the Garden Open & Plant Sale, May 18. The garden, owned by the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe, is undergoing restoration and the 15-acre Heronswood estate is evolving into a venue for weddings and other events. Richard Walker / Staff photo
Horticulturalist Dan Hinkley, co-founder of Heronswood, talks plants with visitors during the Heronswood Garden Open & Plant Sale, May 18. Richard Walker / Staff photo
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Robby Vandenhole: actor, musician, songwriter V
andenhole — a familiar name in the North Kitsap music
world. When I went to interview Robby Vandenhole, FAB’s featured artist in the June Spotlight, I knew I would recognize him. Robby, a junior, was nominated for this column by Kingston High School music teacher and choir director Casey Whitson. Robby said, “Music is in my blood.” Robby spent the first five minutes of his interview telling me of his musical roots — his folks met at a choir; his dad was the music teacher at Gordon for 13 years and choir director at a local church; and his older brother, Sonny, taught him to play the ukulele. “The ukulele is one of my stronger passions,” Robby said. “I am following in Sonny’s footsteps.” Robby, well concealed as the village mayor in the recent KHS musical “Wizard of Oz,” was easily recognizable in the KHS
“The arts solve problems, can turn things around. There are beautiful messages in songs.”
By Marilyn Bode Talent Show when he sang “Never Stop” by Safety Suit, accompanied by his father. He belts out tunes in the a capella sextet, the KHS Sirens, and in the choir. One of a limited number of male voices, he wants to “get some more men signed up for choir.” “Since I was a little kid, I have always sung in a choir,” he said. “I’m now a baritone … I was sort of nervous as a sophomore singing in the KHS choir because I had never sung with singers my own age.” But with his experience, he has emerged as the leader of the guys. Hansville has been Robby’s home since he was one month old. “I love the Northwest,” he said. “It is beautiful around here — the people, the great summers, and it is musical too. It is amazing here — no place like it!”
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He added, “My focus is on myself right now but I keep up with what is going on here and in the world. Music and all the arts bring people, whole communities, together like in support of [the] Boston marathon victims. It is healthy for us.
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The arts solve problems, can turn things around. There are beautiful messages in songs.” A songwriter, Robby
has written songs such as “Love’s Journey” and “Realize.” He sings with his ukulele to express himself. “There is lots to think
about,” he said. Robby is thinking about a major in social work. as he enjoys conversing with people. “And I’ll be conducting,” he said. See Robby the actor in action in “Arsenic and Old Lace” June 7-9 in the KHS Commons. As he follows in the Vandenhole musical footsteps, he is sure his younger sister Rebekah, now at Wolfle, will follow in his. — Contact Marilyn Bode at Lidenbode@aol.com.
Graduation and leaving the nest: Until now, none of it has been real
s I write this, I am preparing to go to senior prom. The final dance, one of the only times in my life I will likely wear a tuxedo. It snuck up on me so fast I cannot believe it. I graduate in June with an associate’s degree through Running Start. I am going to attend Whitworth University in Spokane and will have to move. Two years away from home. Yes, I will be able to visit, but that’s two years I am missing. I will be a ghost in the lives of my entire family. When I come home, my sister will be 12 and my brother 17. Moving out had been a far-from-now reality. As I write this, that’s all changing. My mother and I are going to Spokane to visit the campus. It’s a completely surreal experience for me, the finalization of becoming an adult, the real test of the pros and cons of being a grown-up. I will be living on my own for the first time in my life. I am actually going to be living with my aunt, but it’s the same idea — being away from my parents and out of their house, the place
the buc stops here By KYLER LACEY where I have grown up and felt safe. Now it is time to push the boundaries. As soon as I move, I am going to need to find a job. I am leaving early for that purpose. I will have to start payments on student loans within only 60 days of starting school. I have two months to secure a job and a source of income or, well, I am not even sure what exactly will happen. I will just have to keep my fingers crossed that I may win the Doodle for Google scholarship. Class registration started May 1, requiring me to decide what to major in and what my career will be. It’s just a little bit nerveracking, but I am sure we all have had to go through that, right? Well, most of us anyway; some of the lucky ones knew right off the bat what they would be going into as an adult. In second grade, while other kids were talking about being a mechanic or a firefighter, I
was still talking about being Jedi Abraham Lincoln when I grew up, so clearly I was behind from the get go! I am lucky, however, to have parents supportive enough that told me I can do anything I want and they will support me. If I want to be a business major and go on to be the CEO of a company making millions of dollars annually, that’s fine with them. If I want to be an author who can barely afford rent, that is ok with them as well. The only thing they want is for me to be happy — and, of course, money would not hurt. It is just weird that until now this was so unreal — and really, in many ways, it still is. But I am on the road to Spokane to make this all real and present. No longer will I be able to think of moving and going away and student loans as something far off down the road. I will no longer be able to think of leaving in terms of years, and months, but in weeks and even days. — Kyler Lacey is a senior at Kingston High School and a Running Start student. Contact him at kylerlacey@ gmail.com
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A look at the issues regarding newest ferries K
ingston’s public ferry meeting has been pushed back to June 10, 6:30 p.m. in the Kingston Community Center; same great cookies and conversation.
64-car ferries … here’s looking at you, kid!
In the two years since our 64-car Kwa-di Tabil (kwah DEE tah-bale) ferries set sail, professionals and politicians in Pugetopolis have been perturbed over the performance. Do the problems of three little ferries amount to any more than a hill of beans in this crazy world? Recently, legislators got Washington State Ferries management and crews together to find out. Background: Our lovable old Steel Electric ferries were merrily puttering about Port Townsend and the San Juans when, on Thanksgiving weekend 2007, Secretary Hammond was shocked — shocked! — to find Klickitat’s hull cracked and corroded. The Steel Electrics were rounded up and sold. Port Townsend objected to the size of the new proposed ferries and Keystone opposed dredging. So, instead, WSF built a modified design based on the M/V Island Home, which was designed to serve the rich and famous on Martha’s Vineyard. I-leaning: While the M/V Island Home sits level, however, our boats lean 2 degrees because of added tanks and modifications. This complicates loading and confuses the elevators. To fix the list problem (and end “Eileen” jokes), WSF will add 65 to 80 tons of steel BBs. Overpowering: 64-car ferries use the same 3,000-hp diesels as the 144-car fer-
“Our 64s have a flat bottom with no keel, to give exceptional maneuverability with thrusters. But we don’t have thrusters.”
Kingston Ferry Advisory Committee ries. Whoa! These are, however, the same diesels they use on the Island Home to push her at 16 knots. By contrast, the Steel Electrics had half that power and went 12 knots. Weather wimp: While designed for rough water, our 64s have had more weather cancellations than their geriatric predecessors. The ferry has a flat bottom with no keel, to give it exceptional maneuverability with thrusters. But we don’t have thrusters, so, our boxy shaped boats get blown sideways, making docking in high winds difficult. Gas guzzler: With twice the power of their predecessors, the 64s are thirsty boats. Two of the three can “feather” their propellers. By lining up the front propeller blades with the water flow, fuel use drops by a third. However, it takes two minutes for a propeller to go from being feathered to taking a bite on the water. That’s bad news in an emergency stop, so the boats don’t run feathered. Modifications will reduce
The M/V Island Home, model for the Washington State Ferries’ Kwa-di Tabil class of 64-car ferries. Steamship Authority the de-feathering time to 30 seconds. Vibrations: The vibrations come from two sources — the shallow propellers and engines/shafting resonances. The heavy propeller vibrations were remedied by a lighter touch on the accelerator. M/V Island Home fixed the resonant vibrations with carbon fiber shafts. WSF, however, used stainless steel shafts instead and that vibration source remains under investigation. Narrow car lanes:
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The featured band is BORN TO BE WILD, comprised of former members of Steppenwolf, Magic Carpet Ride, Savanah Nix and Pegasus. The Christine Salazar Band will open the show. • food & craft vendors from the Kingston Farmers Market • commemorative T-Shirts • Kingston/NK Rotary Beer Garden For sponsorship opportunities and to make donations contact Colleen Carey (360)297-3813 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Narrow car lanes and a lack of curbing make it difficult to leave your car when your neighbor is a truck. This is a safety problem for the less agile and also a problem in the San Juans for vehicles that need to turn around on board. (See the cartoon on page 4.) Extra crew: To direct passengers in an emergency, the Coast Guard requires two extra crew members when 384 passengers are on board. That’s a rarity and by counting passengers WSF won’t need the extra crew. They’re also putting
walk for crews to clean the windows. Down on the car deck, without an outside catwalk, the crew has to teeter on the rub-rail to handle lines when tying up. So, will this “vessel improvement team” please the pundits? We’ll see ... As Time Goes By. — FerryFare is written by Walt Elliott, chairman of the Kingston Ferry Advisory Committee and a member of the Kingston Port Commission. Contact him at email@example.com.
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Greater Kingston C H A M B E R
KINGSTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 2013 LEADERSHIP President DAN MARTIN Patchwork Equities Interim Vice-President DONNA ETCHEY North Kitsap Herald Kingston Community News Secretary SHIRLEY BOMGAARS Creative Office Guru Treasurer JERRY TELLINGHUISEN Kingston CPA
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LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT - DAN MARTIN
Kingston Reaches New Heights Outdoors Northwest Magazine just heaped big honors on Kingston as one of the “Best Northwest Getaways”. Although 20 different towns from both Washington and Oregon were mentioned in the article, Kingston’s write-up stressed the variety of activities available here. I am proud to be leading the Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce, whose many North Kitsap businesses Photography by contribute to this great Northwest lifestyle. Johnny Walker of Almost The volunteer spirit runs high in Kingston, and Candid Photo & Frame Fine Art Gallery the Village Green volunteers are among the busiest. Some volunteers mow the grass, others work on the P-Patch and still others work on raising money for the new community center so that the project may be started this summer. You can lend your
support by volunteering or buying a personalized paver for the building’s entryway. Go to kingstonvillagegreen.org for more information. When the word volunteer comes to mind, the name Jack Minert pops into my head. Jack was a long-time Chamber volunteer and a walking “history book”. If you needed to know something about Kingston history, Jack was the person to ask. We regret the recent passing of this great Kingstonian. Summer will soon be here, along with the many events that the Chamber sponsors. Do your part in making history and come out and enjoy the festivities. Volunteer to help if you can. It’s a great way to meet people and help build our community. 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
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT - Bonnie Olson, Kitsap Bank - Kingston Branch Kitsap Bank is a full-service community bank, offering products and services tailored to the needs of businesses and consumers in Western Washington. Our experienced professionals offer leading edge financial solutions, with superior service their top priority. Customers enjoy easy access through 20 convenient locations, numerous ATMs, as well as online and mobile banking services. Founded in 1908, Kitsap Bank is one of the longest-running locally owned and operated community banks in the State of Washington. As your neighbors, we are committed to knowing your needs and providing fast, locally-made decisions. With over 100 years of community service, we’re here for you now. . .and will be here in the future! Our friendly, knowledgeable bankers are ready to assist you with all your financial needs. Bonnie Olson has been with Kitsap Bank since 1993 and is currently working at our Kingston branch as a Senior Client Service Specialist. She strongly believes, as Kitsap Bank does, in the importance of giving back to
The Kingston Visitor’s Center/Chamber Office is now selling “Kingston” Hoodies, T-Shirts, Polo Shirts and Hats. We also have a selection of Kingston themed souvenirs and WE SELL FISHING LICENSES! Stop by to check out the great designs and selection. The Visitor’s center is open 7 days per week, 9am-3pm. 1201 State Hwy. 104 in Downtown Kingston.
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our community. Her volunteer activities include serving as a Board Member for the Kingston Chamber of Commerce and assisting with the Valentine’s Gala, which benefits the Boys & Girls Club. Bonnie also volunteers her time operating the concession stand for the KHS Soccer Team and Tiny Town during the Fourth of July Celebration. Kitsap Bank’s Kingston branch is located at 8190 NE St. Hwy 104, and can be reached by phone at 360-297-3034. Stop by and talk with Bonnie, and the rest of the Kitsap Bank team!
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People often ask me “How is the real estate market?” What is a “good” market for some, is a poor market for others, it is all about perspective. So instead of debating good vs. bad lets take a moment and see what the market is. Activity is high – There are a lot of buyers and sellers in action today. Unlike a couple of years ago when there were sellers but no buyers. Inventory – Inventory in Kitsap is low, not as low as in other markets but enough so that we are in a sellers market. Interest rates – At historic lows, there is nowhere to go but up. Money is cheap right now if you can get it. Prices – Kingston’s median price home that went pending: $249,900 up from $243,000 in 2012. As a Seller, your home prices should be at a bottom and slowly headed up. If you are on the market today and priced correctly you should see an offer on average in 90 days. There may not be as much pressure on you to pay all of the buyers closing costs. As a Buyer, you need to write an offer at or close to list price and be prepared to pay your own closing costs. You should also be prepared to compete with other buyers. If you are going to live in your house for more than 2+ years then now is a good time to buy. If you are going to be here less than 2 years best off to rent, typically. As a Broker, it is a good time to get into real estate as a new career. Though being a real estate broker is a tough job, the momentum and market activity is very exciting. In closing, slow is better than fast. We want our homes to appreciate in value….but slowly and steadily. Any buyer in our area is automatically a winner. How could you live in the Kingston area and not feel like you live in the best spot in the world.
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JUNE 1 Kingston Farmerâ€™s Market Saturdays 9am-2pm, May to mid-October @ Mike Wallace Marina Park. Music and special events happening almost every week.
Kingston Wine Walk 6-9pm.
This 3rd Annual Event begins at the Kingston IGA parking lot where you will purchase your handpainted wine glass and proceed to 5 stops throughout downtown Kingston.Â We sell out at 200 so donâ€™t be late!
June Faire Friday May 31-Sunday June 2 throughout Port Gamble. Back for its
12th year, this public demonstration recreates the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, where attendees can enjoy armored & rapier combat, archery, dancing, bards, arts & crafts, merchants and more.
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JUNE 3 Kingston 4th of July Meeting Each Monday in June 6-7pm.
Tiny Town, Parade, Fireworks, Thereâ€™s a lot to do and WE NEED MORE PEOPLE ON THIS COMMITTEE!Â Please come to the meeting and find out how you can be part of this long-time Kingston Tradition.Â No experience or â€œconnectionsâ€? are needed.Â You can do as much or as little as you wish.
JUNE 4 Kingston Chamber noon Business Luncheon @ Kingston Cove Yacht Club. The topic for this monthâ€™s speaker,
in which all roasting once took place. Â Come check out the historical artifacts, variety of nuts and new menu!
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JUNE 14-30 Pride & Prejudice @ Port Gamble Theater. Fri & Sat 7pm, Sun 2pm.
JUNE 6 Cruise Port Gamble Thursday evenings through September. Classic cars, coffee and BBQ in
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JUNE 13 Coldnote concert at Alive After Five 5-8pm. On the historic obvservation
JUNE 16 6th Annual Forest 5k on the Port Gamble Trails.
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CBâ€™s Nuts, are excited to be hosting this monthâ€™s After Hours Event. CBâ€™s Nuts is celebrating the Grand Opening of their newly expanded retail store and cafĂŠ/grill. Â Located at 6013 NE State Highway 104, Kingston, this is the same location
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Kingston Rotary is still running strong A
s our President Don Hutchins said, “Inspiration is 90 percent perspiration!” That comment came after a busy weekend for Kingston Rotarians. Here’s how Don summed up Rotary’s community involvement: The crowd who turned out to help put up the tent at the Port of Kingston was inspiring. There were plenty of Rotarians, and also a flock and other giving Kingstonites who just wanted to lend the town a hand. Or maybe a hand, an arm, and a leg. You can believe that they invested plenty of perspiration in that project, but they made the tent fly up in record time. And it just gets better: The Village Green Foundation put on a Cinco de Mayo celebration in the Rea Mowery Kingston Rotary Picnic Pavilion at Village Green Park. This Village Green fundraising activity was a
Rotary News By Nancy martin huge success, with more than $8,000 in sales that day, plus dozens of order forms distributed to folks needing to decide exactly what to say on a brick that the public would be reading for years to come. Again, there was another group of dedicated Kingstonites, many Rotarians, who decorated and entertained for several hours that afternoon. For me, the bottom line is this: you folks who did all that in just ONE day in this little town absolutely inspire me! And you clearly inspire others too. The best evidence of that is the $20,000 donated anonymously to the VGF matching paver fund and $30,000 to Kingston Rotary for the Village Green Park expan-
sion. I can’t come up with the words to describe this level of dedication and energy this little town inspires. But that inspiration comes with one heck of a lot of perspiration. We need to keep that in mind and add our own sweat equity at every opportunity. n
Rotarians are still soliciting business sponsorships for the Rotary Golf Tournament and Dinner, June 21 at the White Horse Golf Course. Por t Madison Enterprises, the economic arm of the Suquamish Tribe, is a major sponsor of the tournament at the $5,000 level. New this year will be the auction and dinner in the White Horse Golf Club house. The public is invited to attend and check out this striking new facility. Tickets to the dinner auction are only $25 and are
available from any Kingston Rotary member or at the Kingston Chamber office. This is Rotary’s single biggest fundraiser, so plan to attend the dinner, even if you don’t play in the tournament. Registration information can be found at www. knkrotarygolf.com. Information, course maps and online registration are available for the 4th of July Fun Run at www.kingstonrunning.org. Kingston Rotary, along with the Kingston Running Club is sponsoring the event. This is a family friendly event for runners of all ages. The run attracts not only local runners, but also those who visit Kingston for the Fourth of July Parade and festivities. The run is divided into 1-mile, 5K, and 10K courses with chip timing used to determine race times. Join the Kingston Rotary Club for lunch on Wednesdays at noon to
This annual observance is to engage everyone in safety and create a culture where people feel a personal responsibility not only for their own safety, but for that of their coworkers, family and friends.
learn more about Rotary and its many opportunities for service. Rotarians gather at 11:45 a.m. at the North Kitsap Fire and Rescue Station 81 (Paul T. Nichol Headquarters), 26642 Miller Bay Road in Kingston for their weekly meeting. We are actively looking for new members to join our group. For directions or more
information, contact Clint Boxman, membership chairman, (360) 297-3046. — Rotary News is written by Nancy Martin, a club member. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Editor’s note: The authorship of the Rotary News was misattributed in the May Kingston Community News, page 17. The Community News apologizes for the error.
Newsmakers Wright graduates magna cum laude at CWU ELLENSBURG — Robert “Robbie” Wright, son of Greg and Colleen Wright of Kingston, will graduate magna cum laude June 8 from Central Washington University. Wright, a 2009 graduate of Kingston High School, will receive a bachelor of arts in law and justice, and a minor in exercise science. A Dean’s Scholar, Wright was selected for membership in the Alpha Phi Sigma
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t’s Friday afternoon before Viking Fest, and I am getting ready for my seventh Kingston Middle School Band trip. I’m so excited! No, this isn’t sarcasm. I’m really excited! This year, after the band marches in the Bremerton Armed Forces Day Parade and the Poulsbo Viking Fest Parade, we are jumping on a bus and heading for the Victoria, B.C. ferry. We will participate in the Battle of the Bands and Victoria Day parades. It’s always fun, and KMS often places well against competing bands. The KMS band has traditionally ventured on one band trip a year: Victoria, Portland, or Disneyland. Band trips are crazy busy,
Roundabout By denise Roundy but generally an incredibly positive experience. Dozens of adults volunteering their time to plan, fundraise, and execute a trip for well over a hundred middle school kids. And the students, who are young teens and experiencing all the ups and
downs of young teenhood, have an opportunity to be a part of something special. Expectations are high. They need to perform music and choreography, and present themselves in a professional manner. We’ve had strangers from California to Canada compliment our band, as not many middle school bands are as disciplined and prepared for these competitions. With this band trip and past trips in mind, I’ve been thinking a lot about arts in our schools. It’s always an issue, isn’t it? The North Kitsap School District has less money to spend, cuts are made. And, usually, the extracurricular programs are the first to be cut. It’s not like they can cut math,
or science, or sports. (Just a little joke there. Sports are important too.) I get frustrated about those program cuts just like everyone else, but what can we do about them? 1. Write your congressmen, people! Tell them to fund schools, pay up on their obligations. It doesn’t hurt for them to hear from you. 2. Stop complaining that schools only need the basics — reading, writing, and arithmetic — not these extra programs. Obviously strong basics are needed, but what school system do you know of that thrives on just the basics? The dietary equivalent of “the basics” is enough to keep you alive; maybe rice and beans. But
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PULLMAN — Kingston High School won Best Project from a Newly Participating School in the sixth annual Imagine Tomorrow competition, May 25-26 at Washington State University. More than 500 students in grades 9-12 from three states showcased their ideas for energy sustainability. More than $100,000 in cash prizes were awarded. Imagine Tomorrow (https://imagine.wsu.edu) is sponsored by The Boeing Company, Bank of America, BP, Weyerhaeuser, the Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance, and USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The students’ projects followed the theme, “Redesign, Reform, Refuel.” Teams presented their proposals to judges hailing from the top ranks of academia and industry. Organizers said the first-place winners in each of four challenge categories — behavior, biofuels, design and technology — raised the bar for presenting creative, thoroughly researched ideas to solve energy problems. “This year we saw a number of projects that demonstrated extraordinary creativity,” said M. Grant Norton, Imagine Tomorrow co-chairman and dean of WSU’s Honors College. “Some of the students had ideas so innovative and so well-researched that they could even begin steps
without fruits, vegetables, and dairy, you won’t be thriving. Schooling is the same. 3. This is an easy one, but it takes time: Volunteer! Whatever it is your schedule allows, get out there and be involved. If your kids are grown, you could still contact the school and see how you can help. Art, drama, debate (I don’t know if debate is considered an art, but it’s an important option), choir, and of course band in our schools only happen because a lot of parents, grandparents, and community volunteers step up to help make it happen. Contact one of the middle or high schools and ask about their booster clubs. In addition to the KMS Band Boosters, I know Kingston High School has a Fine Arts Boosters association. See what events are coming up. What can you do to help? Call the schools or Google them, and find out.
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couple of years ago, Gluten Free Foodies blogger and consultant Lisa Garza did a great thing for Kitsap County food banks by hosting a gluten-free food drive and then personally distributing the donations collected. She also came to a meeting of the Kitsap County Food Bank Coalition (www. kcfbc.com) to discuss her efforts surrounding glutenfree education. Garza is one of Kitsap’s most public and visible advocates in this field, and writes a blog, Gluten Free Foodies, which may be found at pnwLocalNews. com. As so much advocacy and activism does, Garza’s began personally with a serious illness and an eventual diagnosis which included Celiac Disease. In her struggle to heal, the subject of gluten-free became her passion.
sharenet & you By mark ince As part of her mission to educate and assist others who are personally addressing this subject or have an interest in it, Garza maintains frequent contact with consumers, chefs, stores, and manufacturers to keep up with the latest information. These days, she finds she is often debunking a myth that gluten-free is a fad diet or one utilized for
weight loss. Despite the increasing visibility of this issue, according to the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center only 10 percent of people with the disease are ever diagnosed. It is easy to imagine that rate goes way down among people without the resources to pursue the medical attention a diagnosis and treatment would require. It is estimated that 97 percent of Celiac Disease sufferers are undiagnosed. Diagnosis can be challenging, as there are more than 300 symptoms associated with it, many linked with other illnesses. Some estimates indicate that one in 133 Americans have Celiac Disease, and one in 13 children have food allergies. Gluten-free foods can often be as much as four times the cost of their equivalent products containing gluten. The
challenges for low-income families who deal with this issue are enormous. Often a choice must be made between going hungry or eating something they know will aggravate their condition. The gluten issue has become more prominent for food banks as they struggle with limited resources to address the issue and help fill this gap in low-income homes. Gluten-free products do trickle in through some supply channels, but they tend to be snacks which are no healthier than any other processed food snack. Those who find themselves in the position of shopping for gluten-free know that gluten can be an ingredient in just about anything at all, while trying to assure genuine gluten-free is difficult unless the product is labeled as such.
A few months ago new ShareNet volunteer Daniela Siegenthaler arrived with a personal investment in the topic. Siegenthaler knows how difficult and time-consuming it can be to manage special dietary needs, and is sensitive to how this becomes exacerbated or impossible without the resources, time, or funds to self-educate. Siegenthaler had two chief goals, beyond a basic desire to help, for her volunteer work at ShareNet: To meet the needs of clients with Celiac Disease or other food allergies, and to increase the connection of local farms with ShareNet in supporting better nutrition for our clients. Just as ShareNet frequently acts as a resource and information center to our clients on other subjects and social services, it is our goal to become a resource
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ecently, a film producer compared the chiropractic profession to someone in an abusive relationship. To paraphrase, he said, “During the course of the making of my film, I was astounded by how large groups of chiropractors contacted me saying, ‘Please don’t make them mad, Jeff.’ ” The film producer I’m talking about is Jeff Hays. His movie is enti-
tled “Doctored.” And the “them” he was referring to is Political Medicine. “It’s time for chiropractors to stand up and make their own voices heard,” he said in response to a question regarding why the successes of chiropractic have been suppressed and not gotten out to the public. I can’t tell you how many times I have taken on a new patient who enters into the office with an aura of skepticism and unbelief — only
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“contain and eliminate the profession of chiropractic” — all under the guise of concern for public safety. Everything they did was very calculated and clandestine. Medical doctors were prohibited from working with chiropractors in any way, shape, or form — lest they be ostracized and risk losing hospital privileges. Young, impressionable medical students were given “quack packs” telling them “they were killing
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Boxley awarded arts fellowship by Artist Trust KINGSTON — Tsimshian artist David Boxley of Kingston is one of 18 artists selected for a fellowship from the Artist Trust. Boxley received a $7,500 fellowship in Traditional & Folk Arts. All told, $137,500 was awarded in support to individual artists. Boxley, a native of Metlakatla, Alaska, graduated from Seattle Pacific University in 1974 and coached basketball and taught in junior and senior high schools in Alaska and Washington. While teaching in Metlakatla in 1979, he began studying traditional Tsimshian carving. Through researching ethnographic material and carvings from museum collections, Boxley learned the traditional carving methods of his grandfather’s people.
He became an artist fulltime in 1986 and is now a nationally recognized artist.
Boxley “has brought the traditions of his ancestors to life, carving 71 totem poles, masks, rattles, bentwood boxes and other art mediums,” the Artist Trust wrote. “David’s accomplishments include his commitment to the revitalization of Tsimshian culture, bringing traditions to prac-
Northwest Coast Native artist David Boxley lives in Kingston.
tice and teaching art and language. Additionally, he formed a dynamic performance group called GitHoan Dancers (People of
the Salmon) that shares Tsimshian legends in dance while showcasing his masks and art.” In 1990, Boxley was commissioned to carve the crown of a “Talking Stick” for the Goodwill Games. Boxley’s carving of a unified American eagle and a Russian bear symbolized peace and harmony between the United States and Soviet Union and was an important part of the summer’s Goodwill Games. Messages from President George H.W. Bush and Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev were inserted in a hollowed portion of the talking stick and athletes carried the stick from Spokane through Washington and Oregon to Seattle for the opening ceremonies. In 2000, Boxley was commissioned to carve a Talking Stick for the office of the Mayor of Seattle. In 2012, he installed a 22-foot totem pole at The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. Boxley’s works are in the collections of the King
Generations of false public belief and perception about chiropractic were already set in place. And as far Political Medicine was concerned, they just regrouped and learned from their mistakes — so they wouldn’t get caught next time. Jeff Hays’ movie uses this incredulous and hushed chiropractic history as a backdrop to answer the question of why we are not being told about the successes of, not only chiropractic, but all natural therapies. “Now we learn about the ‘influencers’ — the people you never see, but whose job it is to turn you into a compliant, pill popping, revenue generation unit. And at all costs,” his website,
doctoredthemovie.com, explains. “‘Doctored’ reveals the unseen tactics of these ‘influencers’ in an investigation that leads to the highest levels of the AMA and reveals an alarming portrait of deception and criminality. Along the way we wonder: Is much of what we ‘know’ about modern medicine just slick marketing from companies that profit when we’re in pain (or by putting us in pain)?... The answers are almost beyond belief.” As the public clamors for Health Care Reform, may I humbly exhort that it’s time we wake up to a healthy dose of “Health Care Inform.” Join me as I make my chiropractic
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voice heard with Poulsbo chiropractor, Ryan Smart, to bring about community awareness surrounding this issue. We have rented The Firehouse Theater and will be screening “Doctored” on June 8, 10 a.m. with a short discussion to follow. Tickets are $5 and will be presold at Anchor Chiropractic in Kingston and Life Force Chiropractic in Poulsbo. Proceeds will benefit the Kingston Food Bank. — Dr. Thomas R. Lamar is a chiropractor at Anchor Chiropractic in the Health Services Center and hosts the Internet radio program SpinalColumnRadio.com. Contact him at (360) 2978111.
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ans of the Village Green project have been following progress closely in May. About 100 pavers have been sold as of May 15, with some folks buying them for kids or colleagues, and some people ordering up poems for their pavers. Nevertheless, we get daily reminders that people who don’t get email, or miss an issue of the Kingston Community News, or don’t pass by reader boards, still need this information: We’re selling engraved paving stones for the courtyard of
Village Green update village green foundation the new Community Center. Details and an order form can be found at www.kingstonvillagegreen.org/images/PaverOrderformv.2.pdf or at the Kingston library, the Kingston Chamber of Commerce, and the Kingston Financial Center. You can get paver forms bearing instructions about
how to pay and what your engraving word allotment is. Apparently, pavers are an idea whose time has come: We’d sold more than 90 before May 15! And the really great news is there’s an anonymous match for the first $20,000 of pavers sold, so that means we’d raised at least $20,000 between May 5 and May 15. So if you missed Mi Sueño’s tacos and the piñatas and the community party on May 5, you still have a chance to participate in the paver program.
Some of you also got word that you could donate via Seattle Foundation on May 15, and your donation would benefit the community even more than usual, because it would be partially matched by Seattle Foundation’s GiveBig “stretch” fund. Stay tuned for what the total raised on May 15 turned out to be. It was a fun way to give, knowing that our gifts would be stretched a bit further. Finally, we were the beneficiaries of an amazing gift from Central Market for the Village Green commu-
Stillwaters kicks off summer with EcoFest, camps KINGSTON — Stillwaters Environmental Learning Center is offering several educational and camp experiences this summer. EcoFest is June 8 at the environmental center, 26059 Barber Cut Off Road. One of the highlights of this family-friendly celebration is the Stillwaters’ Frog Chorus performance. The event features more than 40 displays and exhibitors, including West Sound Wildlife Shelter with its birds of prey. Local food vendors include J’aime Les Crepes Sweets & Savories, Viking Ice Cream and Mi Sueno Taqueria. Stillwaters hosts EcoFest to celebrate the Earth, Puget Sound and Carpenter Creek. There will be live music, and children’s and adult activities all day. The festival runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and is free. Stillwaters hosts a lowtide beach walk on June 22, the day of the lowest tide of the year. Meet at 10:30 a.m. at the Kingston Farmers Market. A Stillwaters marine ecologist will help you discover the rich, nearshore environment and its countless species. Children must be accompanied by an adult, but the walk is suitable for all ages. Wear shoes or boots for the muddy, rocky walk. Pre-register at (360) 297-1226 or find Stillwaters at the Saturday Farmers Market. Stillwaters suggests a $5 donation. The next day,
Stillwaters hosts a shoreline eco-cruise with Suquamish fisheries biologist Paul Dorn. The health of Puget Sound is at risk and Stillwaters is delving deep into the reason why by taking people out on the water. The fourhour tour with Dorn and Stillwaters marine biologist Betsy Cooper will show off local geologic formations, the critters who live there and how they are impacted by humans. Hands-on activities will possibly include plankton tows and bottom sampling. The tour is open to anyone 12 and older. However, anyone between the ages of 12 and 16 must be accompanied by an adult. The tour costs $30 each or $45 per couple or parent/child. Pre-
register at (360) 297-1226, or email email@example.com. Stillwaters hosts Nature Camps for children June 24-27, July 22-25 and Aug. 19-22. Children entering second through fifth grade are encouraged to sign up for Nature Camp. Polliwog Camp, July 29 to Aug. 1, is for children ages 4-7. All camps will include critter hunts and art and habitat huts, while children explore the many ecosystems around Stillwaters and the Carpenter Creek watershed. Scholarships are available; Stillwaters believes every child should experience the joy of getting dirty in the woods, muddy on the beach and wet in the
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rehired; a kindergarten teacher, for example, Fraser said. “All that got packed up and put in a garage … has to be moved back in before school starts,” she said. Student-teacher ratios will increase as a result of the staffing cuts, but “we cannot continue to operate this way,” Page said of the district’s financial responsibility. According to the proposed education program for 2013-14, presented to the board May 16, the equivalent of 10.8 positions were cut from high schools, 7.8 from elementary schools, 4.2 from support staff, 2.5 from special education, and two from middle schools. The district has 354.30 certified employees this year, according to district documents. How staffing looks at each school is based on decisions made at the building level. For now, Fraser said the biggest uncertainty is state funding, whether it will increase, and how much. She expects there to be cuts to classified staff too.
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POULSBO — North Kitsap Education Association President Chris Fraser believes the studentteacher ratio will exceed recommended levels in the 2013-14 school year. Fraser made that prediction after 27.3 jobs were cut by the district May 9. Teachers filling 8.6 FTE positions in the North Kitsap School District received pink slips May 10. The other positions are being vacated by retirements or resignations and will not be filled. The North Kitsap School Board cut the teaching jobs to save approximately $2.1 million, according to Superintendent Patty Page. The district is facing an approximate $3 million deficit for the 2013-14 budget, caused by declines in enrollment and in state and federal funding. Fraser believes some of the teachers that received reduction-in-force, or RIF, notices, will be reinstated. “This is a cut-to-the-bone approach,” Fraser said, add-
ing, “I firmly believe we will have more people hired next fall.” But unless the school district receives more funding to bring back some of those positions, none will be filled next year. The board bases its staffing decisions on what it knows about the next year’s budget. School board president Dan Weedin said the numbers the board looks at in May usually change. “We are required to make staffing decisions with a crystal ball,” he said. All certificated employees who receive a RIF notice, or whose contract is adversely affected as a result of those notices, are placed in an employment pool to be considered for recall, according to the district’s bargaining agreement. If a job opens up for anyone in the pool that qualifies, they can be rehired. If a job opens that more than one person qualifies for, the person with most seniority is offered first, the agreement states. It’s not easy to be in the position of a teacher being
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Five Kingston, Poulsbo-area students receive OC Foundation scholarships Several North Kitsap residents received scholarships at the Olympic College Foundation Donor and Scholar Dinner, May 20 at the Kitsap Conference Center in Bremerton. All told, 50 students received scholarships worth a total of $178,500.
Scholarship amounts ranged from $500 to $4,000. n Emily Fink, Poulsbo: McBride-Eckstrom Scholarship. n Madelyn Gfeller, Kingston: Gordon and Muriel Williams Scholarship (second year). n Camren Robison,
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Clockwise from left, Kingston Port Commissioner Pete DeBoer watches the Viking Fest Parade, May 18, in downtown Poulsbo. Little Miss Viking Fest Princess Kallan Anderson and Little Miss Viking Fest Luci Norton, both of Kingston, welcome competitiors to the lutefiskeating contest. Luci Norton tries lutefisk for the first time. Miss Kingston Princess Tatianna Finch loves the crowd at the parade.
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