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senior groups. Bloedel Reserve has featured the village for four years during the holiday season. But Shappell has been crafting the town for more than five decades, often working found materials into his miniature creations. “When I was growing up, my parents really struggled,” he said. “We learned to use everything more than once.” The village now boasts a range of French-inspired

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A holiday tradition goes on display at the Bloedel Reserve

See VILLAGE, Page 9



Dwight Shappell’s miniature village boasts a train, French-style buildings a Korum Bischoff / Contributed castle and more.

he holidays usually mean big traditions. But not for Bloedel Reserve. Its tradition is pretty small. Each year, the public garden on Bainbridge Island hosts a miniature village, courtesy of artist and craftsman Dwight Shappell. The village has been on display for only one week,

but has already attracted its fair share of onlookers. “Visitors are filled with delight, wonder and nostalgia,” said Erin Jennings of Bloedel Reserve. “It gets their imaginations going.” Jennings said a range of guests have shown up to see the village — from families, school groups and

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Cold night, warm hearts

The overnight temperature was headed below 20 degrees, but the Julefest bonfire warmed hearts at Poulsbo’s Muriel Iverson Williams Waterfront Park, Dec. 7. The annual event featured traditional song and dance, the arrival of the Lucia Bride under Viking escort, and the fire. Story and photos, pages A16-17. Richard D. Oxley / Herald

Local need ‘is not just something we read about’ Fund helped St. Vincent de Paul meet 498 requests for help this year By RICHARD WALKER


OULSBO — It could be someone you know — the adult who’s inadequately dressed for winter, the teen with holes in his or her clothes, the child with the sniffles. Mary Elizabeth Reynolds said her volunteer work at St. Vincent de Paul keeps her in touch with the struggles of many individuals and families in the greater Poulsbo area — those who make the choice of spending on food or utilities, those for whom the holiday season in a land of abundance is more a time of stress

Poulsbo Lions / Raab Foundation Bellringer Fund

than cheer. “It’s real. It’s not just something we read in the paper,” she said. Fortunately, giving to the Poulsbo Lions/Raab Foundation Bellringer Fund enables the Society of St. Vincent de Paul to meet human needs not just during the holiday season, but year-round. Money donated to the Poulsbo See fund, Page A3

Kingston’s dredge project may be delayed By KIPP ROBERTSON

KINGSTON — Boaters going to and from the Port of Kingston may soon find restrictions in Appletree Cove. In the final permitting stage

for its maintenance dredge project, the Port of Kingston’s application has been stopped because of its eelgrass mitigation plan. “In doing our due diligence, we thought we had everything

worked out with the agencies,” said Steve Hyman, the port’s interim director. “But now in this last hour, the mitigation plan we had is not acceptable.” See DREDGE, Page A5

Cutlip could get 15-23 years in prison Convicted of seconddegree murder for 2012 shooting By RICHARD D. OXLEY

POULSBO — Casey Cutlip

could serve 15 to 23 years in prison for killing his friend with three pistol shots to the head. Cutlip, 58, was found guilty of second-degree murder in Kitsap County Superior Court on Dec. 11, after a 10-day jury trial. A sentencing hearing has been set for Dec. 27. The standard range of sen-

tence is 15 to 23 years. Tina Robinson, Cutlip’s public defender, said he will be credited for time already served. Cutlip was charged with firstdegree murder for shooting his friend, Darwin A. Dunker, 74, three times in the head on Feb. 21, 2012 at the Viking Crest See CUTLIP, Page A5

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North Kitsap Herald, December 13, 2013  

December 13, 2013 edition of the North Kitsap Herald

North Kitsap Herald, December 13, 2013  

December 13, 2013 edition of the North Kitsap Herald