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New group advocating for homeless By KIPP ROBERTSON

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KINGSTON — The number of homeless people in Kingston, and Kitsap County for that matter, is difficult to determine. “Even people who are real pros and work directly in that area … Counting at any time is a nebulous area,” ShareNet Executive

Director Mark Ince said. ShareNet is a nonprofit in Kingston that provides food and other services to low-income people. About 3 percent of ShareNet’s clients are self-identified as homeless, Ince said. He believes that number is higher, that there are more people in the north end who do not want to be identi-

fied as homeless. According to the 2012 Point In Time Homeless County, more than 500 homeless people are either living outside, in vehicles, shelters, transitional housing, or with friends and family. Though there may not be a solid number of the north end’s homeless population, the

concern over homelessness in Kingston has grown enough for some Kingstonites to take action. “We don’t know what the extent of the problem is,” Kingston Kiwanis member MaryAnn Harris said. So, the first step to be taken by Kingston Cares About See Homeless, Page 3

New Hansville boat launch in the works Community

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The former Point No Point Resort buildings were razed recently to make way for a Department of Fish and Wildlife project. The project, once all Kipp Robertson / Staff photo permits are obtained, will include a boat launch, parking lot, and restrooms.

The former Point No Point Resort is in the preliminary stages of being transformed into a new launch, parking lot and facilities By KIPP ROBERTSON

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HANSVILLE — The Point No Point Resort was razed to a few large piles of debris by the time 8:30 a.m. rolled around Jan. 21. The 3.47-acre resort was being cleared for a multi-million dollar project that is planned to transform the site into a new boat launch and parking lot. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife “is moving forward

with the development of the boat launch,” County Commissioner Robert Gelder told the Herald Jan. 21. The project is estimated to cost $2.5 million. Fish and Wildlife will install an elevated, concrete boat launch. The 90-foot boat launch will accommodate boats up to 26 feet in length. It will be the first fully operational launch that far north in Kitsap since the former rail launch closed in 2002.

The other three boat launches in the north end include the Port of Kingston, Salsbury Point County Park, and Port of Eglon. The Point No Point project is not fully under way, however. Fish and Wildlife has not obtained all the needed permits. “Last I knew, [Fish and Wildlife] still needed a few permits for the actual work,” Gelder said. Those permits include those that will allow work to be done in the water, he said. Gelder said the county and Fish and Wildlife are finalizing the maintenance and operations agreement. Under the agreement, Fish and Wildlife is expected to assure it will maintain the

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site, Gelder said. There are advocates for and against the project. On one side, recreational fishing will be much more accessible, Gelder said. With two main points to launch from in the North end — Salsbury and Port of Kingston — and neither near Hansville, it will make boat fishing much less expensive, he said. “It’s a wonderful boon for [boaters and fishers],” Gelder said. Gelder said he is concerned about local impacts and the state keeping up on maintenance and management. There is an issue with overflow parking for Point See Launch, Page 3

KINGSTON — It was a season of giving in the north end. ShareNet’s Neighbor Aid campaign raised $73,334. The money was donated by 380 individuals or groups. The total raised is the second highest in six years. The money will help ShareNet meet the needs of those who use its services. ShareNet’s annual budget is about $150,000. ShareNet operates a food bank, a clothing bank, and a program to make nutritious food available for school children on weekends. ShareNet also assists families and individuals facing eviction or needing help keeping their utilities on. ShareNet depends on the annual campaign to continue operating for another year. With enough funding, the nonprofit organization See Neighbor, Page 9

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Continued from page 1 No Point Park during busy months, which could become worse with the resort being used once again for boating. In the past, the resort was used as overflow. The county will help find volunteer site hosts, Gelder said. The host will help out around the site by restocking facilities, and helping visitors. The host will also be a point of contact for “the do’s and don’ts,” Gelder said. The host will “be another set of eyes and ears,” he said. The project was delayed in the past to address residents’ concerns, including

Homeless

Continued from page 1 Homelessness is to create a severe weather shelter. A shelter will give those considered homeless a place to stay during cold, stormy weather. It could also give an idea as to how many homeless people there are in the north end. The weather shelter will be housed in Bayside Community Church, according to sources. The shelter will be designated by the county Department of Emergency Management once certain steps are taken. Before the shelter can open, volunteers must undergo training and background checks by the county, according to Jason McMillan, a department program specialist. Kingston Cares needed a minimum of 10 volunteers before the county would provide training. The group has at least 10 willing people and is working to schedule the training, said Jane Mack, a group member.

increased traffic and noise. The Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe, Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe and Suquamish Tribe and the Point No Point Treaty Council submitted letters, concerned the construction would negatively impact fish spawning areas, which are traditional Tribal fishing areas. Fish and Wildlife purchased the property in 1996, intending to repair and maintain the rail launch system. Boaters handlaunched from the beach on the site after the launch system was shut down in 2002. A replacement rail launch system was rejected in 2004. The renovated site will include 28 vehicle parking stalls, and 35 vehicle-withtrailer parking stalls. A new

The demolition of the former Point No Point Resort began in January. The property will be transformed into a new boat launch, with expanded parking and other amenities.

The group is always looking for volunteers, Mack said. The group is composed of members of other organizations, including Kingston Citizens Advisory Council, Bayside Community Church, Kingston-North Kitsap Rotary, Kingston Kiwanis, Kingston Chamber of Commerce, and Kingston Financial Center. Kirsten Jewell, housing grant program manager for the Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council, has been “a guiding force” for the group, Mack said. The only severe weather shelter overseen by the county is in Bremerton. Shelters in Poulsbo and South Kitsap closed because of lack of use, McMillan said. The most difficult aspect of operating a shelter is getting the word out so people know to use it, McMillan said. In an effort to raise awareness of the shelter — once it is running — and other programs, Kingston Cares is planning to build bulletin boards near the skatepark and Village Green Park to

post community service events. The group received $1,000 from the Sunshine Ladies of the Redeemer United Methodist Church, which a portion of will be used for a board, according to Mack. Some of the money may be used to add to whatever building the group uses for the shelter. The group also received 20 blankets from the Salvation Army, Mack said. The Kingston Food Bank, another nonprofit that focuses its efforts on low-income Kingston residents near downtown, has five clients considered homeless, said director Barb Fulton. Of those, their ages are 18 and older, she said. The oldest homeless person in Kingston the food bank serves is in his early 50s, she said.

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restroom will be constructed. Beach restoration is also a part of the project. There will be erosion control, and stormwater management. The final site will be fenced in with landscaping and will include interpretive kiosks and an eagle perch. Point No Point is in Marine Area 9. Annual launching for recreational fishing can range from 1,000 to 4,000 boats, based on available crab, shrimp, halibut and salmon, according to Fish and Wildlife.

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f you gave to ShareNet’s Neighbor Aid campaign, you made a big difference in someone’s life — likely someone you know. During the 2013-14 campaign, donors gave $73,334 to ShareNet — significantly more than the $56,782 donated in the 2012-13 campaign and close to the record $73,846 raised the year prior. Here’s how ShareNet puts your gift to work in the community. In 2013, ShareNet distributed 236,911 pounds of food and responded to 12,846 individual service instances — an average of 35 a day. ShareNet volunteers worked 7,410 hours, up from 5,009 the previous year. ShareNet’s Food to Grow On program ensured 90 students per week had access to adequate food. ShareNet helped neighbors in a rough patch keep their utilities on and roofs over their heads. ShareNet continued to build community partnerships to meet local needs. ShareNet formed a partnership with Kitsap Community Resources to provide financial education and financial training to ShareNet clients and other residents — classes included “Collections & Debt Repayment Options,” and “How to Get the Most Out of Your Money.” “Part of ShareNet’s mission is to improve our clients’ lives in a more long-term way than our daily assistance,” ShareNet executive director Mark Ince writes in his column this month. “Providing education [locally] is part of building a stronger community infrastructure.” ShareNet is a critical part of the safety net in Eglon, Hansville, Indianola, Kingston, Little Boston, Port Gamble, and a portion of Poulsbo and Suquamish. ShareNet is a 501(c) 3 organization, so all contributions are tax-deductible. ShareNet is located at 26061 United Road, Kingston. The mailing address is P.O. Box 250, Kingston, WA 98346. ShareNet is there for you and your family — and your fellow community members — when needed. Thank you for helping to keep a great local resource going.

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nother great local asset to keep going: The Kingston Community News supports renewal of the North Kitsap School District’s maintenance and operations levy. Revenue from the levy — $2.83 cents per $1,000 of assessed valuation — comprises 23 percent of the school district’s budget. Renewal of the levy will maintain programs and services in local schools, and help to pay for teachers and staff, operational costs, technology, programs and curriculum that aren’t fully funded by the State of Washington. Needless to say, failure to approve this measure would be disastrous to local schools, which have already endured years of reductions in expenses and staffing. This four-year levy will replace the current levy approved in February 2010. We encourage a vote of approval.

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Supports North Kitsap school levy A top-notch school system is the backbone of any vibrant community. It is tough work for our administrator, staff, teachers and school board to make things work within the constraints of funding that is available. Periodic maintenance and operation levies bridge the gap between state and federal funding and the actual cost to run a school district. The levy on the February ballot is not an increase in taxes for us and it will continue providing the same supplemental funding that we agreed to pay four years ago. Every school district in the state must rely on local citizens to contribute through periodic levies to provide sufficient funding for operations, transportation, maintenance and a few extra goodies that make local schools special. The administrator, staff, teachers and school board of NKSD have been doing a good job of managing finances lately (much better than in the not-too-distant past). They have had to make some real painful decisions to keep the system afloat and I appreciate their efforts. The funding collected from our local citizens through the levy makes up 23 percent of the money needed to operate our school system. To withhold that funding from our local schools would have dramatic and drastic consequences for our schools and ultimately the community in general. I have not had kids in a North Kitsap school for more than 20 years, but I still believe that without a great school system, we have failed as a community. I support and endorse the NKSD levy that we will be voting on on Feb. 11. Vote yes for kids! Pete DeBoer Kingston n

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put forth a renewal levy vote to maintain the support we receive from the community. These funds are crucial to our schools in that they make up 25 percent of our total budget. Our schools have suffered tremendous losses in recent years due to the financial crisis. Here is how it has affected our children: Tattered textbooks, disgracefully outmoded technology, larger class size, and atrophied programs. Somehow, our schools have been successful even in the face of economic adversity. Have you seen the state and national awards we’ve been racking up? This trend cannot hold, however, in the face of more cuts. In my job, I see students who are working to gain academic skill and personal fortitude that will help them be successful when they leave our schools. I spend much of my work day with seniors who are on this brink. Our students are applying to colleges, deciding to serve in the military, and choosing career paths. When I think how the decisions made at this stage in life make the difference in how a young person is poised to face their future, I feel the vital importance of providing an educational structure that prepares them. I want universities, the

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Continued from page 4 Peace.” Indeed, I have suggested that the fireworks display on the Fourth of July over Appletree Cove (costing nearly 50 percent of the total Fourth of July budget, which matches the annual Pentagon budget’s demands on our tax dollars), should be replaced with non-militarized activities principally designed to entertain and educate children to our nation’s history. This change would shortly attract to Kingston many families who do not enjoy the inverted “shock and awe” that the Pentagon is thrilled to have happen every Fourth of July, but do enjoy music-peace-love on display. I predict that these parents and children would prefer this model of the celebration of our independence from the crown, and some of these nice folk would move here to live. As is the case in our democracy, those opposed

to this idea, most of the wealthy 1 percent, and the blindly patriotic have had their way at getting their message across in two ways. First, all one has to do is “invert” the airborne fireworks and envision the “shock and awe” streaming downward to collide with the ground instead of the sky, and militarism is institutionalized. (Although by simply perceiving an infant’s reaction to the spectacular “sky bombs” should warn of early childhood “indoctrination into war”). Second, this past holiday season’s light display at Mike Wallace Park did not contain one symbol of peace, nor were any words such as “Peace on Earth” on display. No such messaging was available at yet another spectacular display of lights at Wallace Park — displays put on by donations and volunteers throughout Kingston. I stand for peace weekly so that our youth does not get “psychologically tricked” into heading out to kill other youth in for-

eign lands, so that they do not commit suicide as so many soldiers now do, so that their remaining lives are not filled with disabling guilt. So, if I’m the only reminder for “Peace on Earth” out here, so be it! But Christmas without a word for “peace”? Huh? Robin Hordon Kingston

It’s the problem, not the solution In the January edition of the Kingston Community News, columnist Marylin Olds in “As It Turns Out” used a phrase from the Reagan era to describe supply side economics. The term “trickle-down economics” was/is a term used by Democrats to disparage supply side economics. Marylin, of course, has it wrong. (I am sure she feels that wealth is created by the government. She cannot be more wrong; government in and of itself creates nothing.)

Under supply side economics, the U.S. experienced economic growth that has since to be equaled. Her simplistic description fell far short of reality. Simple put: “Supply side” grows the economy by allowing more money to stay in the private sector (where it is created). Business and private individuals decide were best to invest. The simple act of reinvesting creates growth and wealth. Private enterprise is not to blame for the current gap between the haves and the have nots. The current government should take full ownership of this problem. It has created a dependency class not seen since the Great Depression. Government regulation (example: Obamacare) has created regulations that encourage companies to hire part-time employees; this simple fact puts downward pressure on real wages. Another government program (QE3) has created tremendous wealth in the stock market, thus favoring

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the wealthiest among us. These are just two of the many government fallacies that have led to this gap. A side note: Unfettered capitalism hasn’t been seen since China took over Hong Kong. I would suggest that Marylin invest in an economics class from Olympic College. It will do her well. Chris Jacobson Kingston — Jacobson’s letter was published in the Dec. 27 North Kitsap Herald. Here is one response to it.

Treat rich and poor equally Thanks to Chris Jacobsen for his letter that supports economic opportunity for all Americans. When regulations are written and taxes are raised, larger corporations can afford to raise prices. Walmart can charge a little more for a wrench set in order to make up for an increase in regulatory costs or taxes. Small businesses, already trying to compete with corporations, can not

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ou’ve most likely glanced east recently and noticed Seattle glowing in the limelight. New Mayor Ed Murray and City Council member Kshama Sawant are shaking things up and the world is taking notice. Mayor Murray has promised municipal workers a $15 per hour minimum wage in four month’s time, affecting 600 workers. He is also in the process of setting up a task force to develop a proposal for a citywide $15-per-hour minimum wage. Murray says Seattle should be affordable for all wage earners, and that unless people have livable wages they won’t be able to contribute to stimulating the economy. Council member Kshama

as it turns out By marylin olds Sawant (SHAH-mah sahWANT) is Seattle’s first socialist on the council. She is a former economics professor and Occupy activist who ran on a grassroots campaign to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour. Sawant immigrated from India in her 20s and says she was amazed to find

such income inequality in the wealthiest country in the world. “I think the basis for everything that’s happening in Seattle, and everywhere else, is the fallout of the economic crisis. In Seattle, we are seeing a city that is very wealthy but is very unequal, and has become unaffordable for the vast majority of people,” says Sawant in a recent interview. Public awareness for raising minimum wage has been helped not only by fastfood worker strikes, but by the town of SeaTac where voters approved a $15 per hour minimum wage proposition in November for businesses with 10 or more employees. However, a court decision excluded the nearly 5,000 workers at the Port of Seattle-owned land

housing SeaTac Airport. An appeal has been filed. “15Now” organizers consider Seattle to be a launching place for $15 per hour minimum wage across the country. Their website is www.15now.org. Meanwhile, Washington’s minimum wage increased 13 cents to $9.32 per hour in January. This is because, in 1998, our voters demanded automatic annual adjustments to the cost of living. That means that a 40-hourper-week McDonald’s employee (most employees are not full-time) would earn at least $372.80 per week. And that means they would make $1,491.20 for four full-time weeks. What does McDonald’s CEO Donald Thompson make when his salary is broken down into hours?

Answer: $9,247. How many hours would the $9.32-perhour employee have to work to gross that amount? Answer: 992 hours. Washington, by the way, has the highest minimum wage in the 50 states, followed closely by Oregon and California. The award for lowest minimum wage is tied by Wyoming and Georgia for $5.15 per hour. But it gets worse. There are five southern states that don’t even have a minimum wage. The federal minimum wage has stayed at $7.25 per hour since 2009. President Obama and Democrats in Congress propose increasing it to $10.10. Who knows if it will pass, given congressional stagnation. The Bureau of Labor projects the majority of jobs

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developing to be low-wage service jobs. Is this the fault of the unemployed who are still out there looking for decent work, or is this the fault of big businesses who have greedily outsourced their production jobs for increased profit? There was an article a couple of years ago about Henry Ford. He paid his assembly line workers a $5 per day back in 1914 (that’s $118 in today’s dollars, according to MeasuringWorth.com). He did this because he wanted to increase productivity and reduce turnover — and if his employees could buy his cars, all the better for him. That isn’t necessarily socialism, folks. That’s just good business. — Marylin Olds is an opinion columnist and may be reached at marylin.olds@ gmail.com.

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10 north-end businesses apply for marijuana distribution licenses By RICHARD D. OXLEY

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KINGSTON — Some businesses in Kingston didn’t waste much time with the opportunity to get into the game of marijuana sales. Nine businesses in Kingston, and one in Hansville, applied for marijuana licenses before the application window closed near the end of December. A total of 26 businesses in North Kitsap hope to obtain licenses to become among the first in the state’s emerging recreational marijuana market. The wave of prospective businesses seeking to launch a new era of “green” jobs holds a variety of producers, processors and retailers. Statewide, the number of processed appli-

cations surged to approximately 6,619 on Jan. 7. The state’s Liquor Control Board — the department charged with regulating the industry — expects to approve licenses in late February and March. Washington’s first marijuana retail stores could open as soon as May or June. The Liquor Control Board will determine by lottery which retailers will obtain one of the coveted 10 licenses. All applicants will be prescreened before the lottery to ensure they meet state guidelines for retail operations. Nine businesses have applied with the state to set up retail shops in North Kitsap. Kitsap County as a whole, however, is allocated 10 retail stores by the state: two in Bremerton,

one in Bainbridge Island, and seven in the remaining county. Five retail marijuana shops have set their sights on Kingston. Four producers or processors have applied for licenses to operate in the Kingston area. One business, Cactus Blossom, applied to be a producer in Hansville. Currently, 92 businesses have applied for retail licenses in Kitsap County. Five applications have been filed for shops within the Poulsbo city limits; however, local zoning codes may prove difficult for the start ups. Two early applicants have already been denied Poulsbo business licenses because their shops are not within the one area that is zoned for marijuana. See Licenses, Page 9

More seating approved for Buc Field By KIPP ROBERTSON

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KINGSTON — There won’t be as many people forced to stand or find their own seating at Buc Field in the near future. The North Kitsap School Board unanimously approved Jan. 23 a project to expand bleacher seating on the west side of the field. The seating will be

expanded by 10 rows. It will add approximately 275 seats. The project is expected to cost an estimated $63,881. The district will hire SiteLines Park Equipment. The money for the project is being paid for by the district and the Kingston Athletic Booster Club. The district will pay $18,881. The Athletic Booster Club

and Associated Student Body will pay $45,000. The expanded seating follows discussion building a press box at Buc Field. Because of the cost, the board eventually voted against the press box project. Because the seating falls within the school board’s verbal promise to the Boosters to add to Buc Field, it was OKd.

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CommunityCalendar Feb. 5 Kingston Citizens Advisory Council meeting: Feb. 5, 7-9 p.m. at the Miller Bay Firehouse, 26642 Miller Bay Road. Feb. 8 Pinewood derby: Feb. 8, 2-4 p.m. at the Greater Hansville Community Center. An annual derby for all ages. Info: 360638-2882, email hansvillecoasters.gmail.com. FEb. 9

Boys and Girls club annual gala: Feb. 9, at the Oak Table

Cafe and the Firehouse Theater, Kingston. The fourth annual gala for the Boys and Girls Club with a silent and live auction. Info: 360-297-4693, email richardnosborn@hotmail.com.

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Continued from page 7 Poulsbo Haze has listed its address as 19568 Viking Ave., not far from another Poulsbo business, NW Highlands at 650 NE Bovela Lane. Officials with the city’s planning department said that both retailers applied for Poulsbo business licenses, but were denied. Poulsbo zoning codes only allow for marijuana operations in a small triangular area at the north end of the city, between Viking Avenue and Vetter Road. The area is zoned for industrial uses and is largely undeveloped. The state’s most recent list of applicants shows that NW Highlands is also

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Continued from page 1 could expand its services, volunteer coordination and case management, executive director Mark Ince said. Nutrition has become a common word around the Kingston organization. ShareNet partners with Kingston Farm and Garden Co-op’s Giving Garden — hoop houses were recently constructed, which will allow more food to be grown over the winter. ShareNet is also enrolled in Grocery Rescue through the Food Lifeline program; it receives unsold yet consumable food from Kingston Albertsons five days a week. ShareNet also operates the Food to Grow On program. The program provides food for the week-

Feb. 11 Kingston Friends of the Library meeting: Feb. 11, 10 a.m. at the Kingston Library. Writers group: Feb. 11, 6:307:30 p.m. at the Kingston Library. Support and encouragement for writing — fiction, non-fiction, memoir, poetry and more. Beginners welcome. Feb. 12 Garden Club meeting: Feb. 12, 9 a.m. to noon in the Greater Hansville Community Center. Feb. 15 GHCC Board Meeting: Feb. 15, 7-9 p.m. at the Greater Hansville Community Center. FEb. 19 Neighbor’s lunch at GHCC: 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the

Greater Hansville Community Center. Feb. 21 Historical society meeting: Feb. 21, 10-11 a.m. in the Greater Hansville Community Center. Feb. 26 Eglon Community meeting: 7:30-9 p.m., at the Historic Eglon School House. ONGOING Al-Anon: Thursdays, noon to 1 p.m. at the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe Wellness Center, 7550 Little Boston Road. room 3. BRIDGE PLAYERS: Mondays, 1 p.m. at Kingston Community Center. Info: Bill Bladen, 360638-2431.

Chuck Wagon Lunch: Tuesdays, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Kingston Community Center. Community Beautification Committee: The fourth Monday of every month, 9-10:30 a.m. at the Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center. Crafternoons: Wednesdays at the Little Boston Library. Free meal: Last Friday of the month, 5-6 p.m. at the Bayside Community Church, 25992 Barber Cutoff Road, Kingston. Open to anyone. Kingston Business Group: Tuesdays, 7:30 a.m., in The Oak Table Café. Share ideas, offer business leads, network and socialize. KINGSTON GARDEN CLUB: Third Wednesdays, 9 a.m. (beginning with coffee and socializing),

Bayside Community Church, 25992 Barber Cutoff Road. Kingston Stakeholders: First Friday of the month, 9-10:30 a.m. at Cleo’s Landing. Kingston Historical Society: Fourth Wednesday of the month, 10-11:30 a.m. at the Kingston Community Center. Mah-Jongg Monday: Mondays, 1-4 p.m. at the Little Boston Library. Parkinson’s Support Group: Third Thursday, 1 p.m., Bradley Center, Suite 140A, 26292 Lindvog Road, Kingston. For patients and caregivers; all are welcome. Info: Gary, 360-2655993; Janet, 360-265-5992. ROOM FOR RENT: The Greater Hansville Community Center has two rooms available for rent for special occasions. Info: Jo

Nelson, 360-638-0000, www. hansville.org. Social Hour and Lending Library: Third Thursday of each month, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Socialize with friends and neighbors in the Hansville Community Center. Info: Sandra Larsen, 360-638-1064. Solitarians meeting: Fridays at 10 a.m. at the Hansville Grocery. Meet for coffee with single, divorced or widowed women. Discuss arts, books, movies, sports and more. Super Senior Lunch: Second Wednesday of the month, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Kingston Community Center. — Send Calendar items to Richard D. Oxley, roxley@northkitsapherald.com.

among the five that applied to operate in Kingston. It also shows three other businesses that have applied for retail licenses within Poulsbo’s city limits: Mary Jane’s Place, Poulsbo Imperial, and Poulsbo Grown. They will likely encounter the same zoning problems as those that were denied. Retailers are only one side of the new marijuana industry, however. There are also producers and processors. Twelve businesses have also applied for producer or processor licenses in the Poulsbo area. Eleven of these operations list their addresses outside the city limits. The operations are therefore not subject to city zoning restrictions. One Poulsbo applicant,

Cannaglow Corporation, has applied as a producer/ processor within the city’s given area for marijuana operations. As a producer/ processor, Cannaglow Corporation can grow marijuana and package the product for sale to retailers. If approved, the company is slated for an operation between 2,000 and 10,000 square feet. Washington’s marijuana regulations state that the recreational businesses must fall within three categories: producers, processors and retailers. Producers grow marijuana. Processors package and label marijuana products. Retailers sell products and paraphernalia to the buying public. A business may act as a producer and processor;

however, a retail shop must operate separately.

6013 Highway 104. Retailer. n The Cookie Jar, 7890 NE Keno Way. Retailer. n NW Highlands, 26529 Bond Road. Retailer. n Advanced Agricultural Development Inc., 28808 Hansville Road. Retailer. POULSBO (outside city limits) n Alto Buddha, 5494 Ar rowhead Place. Producer/processor. n BlueDream.Inc., 1310 NE Hudson Ave. Producer/ processor. n Brigham H Morrarn Sr, 5673 NE Michaels Way. Producer/processor. n Cascadia Spirit, 5684 NE Minder Road. Producer/processor.

n Clonel Industries LLC, 22411 Foss Road. Producer/processor. n Loving Green, 22730 Highway 3. Producer. n Nor th Kitsap Service LLC DBA NK Manufacturing, 22930 Stottlemeyer Road. Producer/processor. n Outback Bud Company, 2023 Peterson Road. Producer/processor. n Pure Funk, 1324 NW Luoto Court. Producer/processor. n Sound CO2, 26268 12 Trees Lane. Producer/processor. n The Barrett’s Bar, 3112 NW Tall Fir Lane. Producer/processor.

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Port manager on the clock; plenty of projects ahead I hope you came down and saw the big light show down at the port over the holidays. One of the last groups of folks who were able to enjoy them were the boaters from all around the Puget Sound who showed up at 6 a.m. on Jan. 2. The boaters were there when the office opened so they could make reservations to moor at the Port of Kingston Marina on one of those coveted summer holiday weekends. They waited in the cold so they could be the first to register. Once the staff arrived, there was coffee for everyone. Kingston is one of the most preferred marinas for cruising boaters to spend a few days at during the summer cruising season. I think that’s kind of neat.

Our new port manager, David Malone, has checked in and hit the ground running. During the second or third day of his orientation, OSHA showed up for a surprise industrial safety inspection. The port did fine and the inspector said Kingston was in much better shape than most in the state. We told Malone the reservation blitz on Jan. 2 would be interesting but he had the staff all prepped and things went very smoothly. During the second week of January, there was a diesel fuel spill in the marina and Malone learned the names and titles of all of the first responders in the neighborhood. Booms were deployed throughout the marina and the foul stuff for the most part was kept away from the shore-

Down at the Port By pete deboer line. The source of the spill was still under investigation when I wrote this column. The big Seattle Boat Show is under way (Jan. 24 to Feb. 1) and, like last year, the port has a display at CenturyLink Field. Last year, I spent a couple of days there talking to people

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from all over the region about our town. Most boaters know where Kingston is, but many were unaware of our facilities and activities happening in town. Because of our presence at the show, we are aware of many more cruisers who made a stop here last season. We hope to attract many more in the coming year. If you are going to the boat show, please stop by our booth and say hello. The port has a lot of projects coming down the pike this year. The dredging of our boat-launch approach has been delayed over eelgrass mitigation issues. Hopefully, all of that can be sorted out so that the project can begin in July. The port is installing a state-of-the-art, sanitary pump-out facility on the

guest dock which will allow boats to pump out without tying up at the fuel dock. There will be a fixture at the head of every other finger pier and a portable hose for pumping. This project is 100 percent funded by a grant from SeaGrant, a nonprofit foundation focused on keeping Puget Sound clean. Some repair work is necessary on the structures in our covered moorage berths and the port will prepare a request for proposals on that soon. And, after about 20 years, we are replacing the two old wornout outboard motors on the port work boat.

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Instead of a nautical term this month, I am going to give you a nautical factoid: End-of-the-year sta-

tistics from the U.S. Coast Guard indicate there were 12,101,936 recreational boats registered in the United States in 2013. This does not include kayaks, canoes, row boats or paddle boards. That number decreased from 12.8 million in 2007. So, that’s about it for this month, but before I sign off I want to express my sincere thanks to the entire port staff and members of North Kitsap Fire & Rescue for all of their great work in response to the fuel spill Jan. 9. And thank you all for taking a few moments to read this stuff. I will be seeing you around town. — Pete DeBoer is a Kingston port commissioner. Contact him at pete@petedeboer.com.

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There was no significant change in the proportion of emergency medical responses, which made up 66.7 percent (or 1,710) of alarms. The number of structure fires in our district remained about the same, with 12 inside our fire district (or 23 total, including those we assisted on in neighboring districts just as our neighboring fire districts assist at ours) in 2013. In 2012, we responded to a total of 20 structure fires with 14 occurring in our fire district. Note that these numbers reflect only those fires in buildings; if we include all fires, such as those in brush or vehicles, the 2013 total was 74. There were 44 injury car crashes in 2013, down from 57 in 2012. Non-injury crashes also dropped from 75 in 2012 to 63 in 2013.

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Thanks to a federal grant and partnerships with service clubs and other community groups, NKF&R and other fire departments hope to install more than 3,000 of the proven lifesaving devices in houses and apartments across Kitsap County during the year. Special devices for the hearing-impaired will also be available. The goal is to reduce the number of deaths and injuries in our county due to home fires. The focus is on installing smoke alarms in the homes of high-risk families. Children younger than 5, low-income families, and people with disabilities have a much higher death rate in home fires than the general population. The program includes a brief home safety assessment to identify potential fire hazards, education on how to prevent fires, and assistance in creating a home fire-escape plan. To access the services or to volunteer your community group or service club to join in this important project, contact Kitsap County Smoke Alarm Program Manager Jennifer Yost at jyost@ckfr.org or 360-4473567. Or call NKF&R at 360297-3619.


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Community digs deep to support Neighbor Aid, ShareNet services T sharenet & you By mark ince operating standards, inspections, and reporting, which increase ShareNet’s workload dramatically. But when you’re in the business of basic needs — food or shelter — there’s no room for almost getting it right. Our clients are struggling with some of the most basic and most powerful human needs; we can’t let them down by doing less.

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In 2013, ShareNet formed an exciting new partnership with Kitsap Community Resources to bring valuable financial education and training to clients in Kingston as well as the general public, including classes on collections and debt repayment options and how to get the most out of your money. Instruction was provided by Peninsula Credit Union and American Financial Services. To boost attendance, ShareNet provided

Partnerships leverage client services

A sampling of ShareNet’s key non-local partnerships are the Washington Food Coalition, Feeding America, Food Lifeline, Northwest Harvest, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Commerce, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Locally, ShareNet works closely with tribal governments, churches, schools, service clubs, Kitsap Community Resources, and the Kitsap County Food Bank Coalition to amplify our ability to serve. These affiliations place ShareNet in the center of an information share, which adds value to our services and thus our clients’ lives. The non-local affiliations are not free. They require

meals and childcare during the classes. Part of ShareNet’s mission is to improve our clients’ lives in a more longterm way than our daily assistance. Providing education and making it available to all so that Kingston-area residents don’t have to drive to Poulsbo or Bremerton to participate, is part of building a stronger community infrastructure.

Volunteers provided equivalent of 3.5 FTEs

There were 7,410 volunteer hours worked at ShareNet in 2013. That’s the equivalent of about 3.5 full-time paid positions in volunteer labor. Volunteers mean everything to nonprofits like ours. Volunteerism is another deep link to our community, and another area in which ShareNet has the opportunity to be more than a food bank. Many in our community who are looking for ways to make a vital contribution find it through volunteering at ShareNet. Many who have been disenfranchised by unemployment, retirement, or disability have found a home at ShareNet, a way to stay connected.

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Emergency utility and housing assistance

In addition to our longstanding partnership with the Poulsbo chapter of St. Vincent de Paul in distributing emergency utility and housing assistance funds, we have partnered with Kitsap Community Resources to make its program accessible locally. Now, instead of clients traveling to Bremerton for an appointment as they used to, they may now go online to www.kcr.org and apply and secure an appointment on Mondays at Bayside Community Church in Kingston. We’d like to thank the incredible community we live in for their generous support of Neighbor Aid 2013, which will keep our services strong in 2014. — Mark Ince is executive director of ShareNet.

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n the late 1930s, members of the Kingston community built their own community center where the Firehouse Theater and Oak Table Cafe are located. They provided all of the materials and volunteers to complete it, except for the windows and doors. They borrowed money from a Poulsbo bank for them. The center opened in 1939. The building on the triangle in downtown Kingston became a church before WWII. Membership grew and the church needed to expand. A large sanctuary and fellowship hall was added to the original building. The parsonage was in the current dark green building beside the current incoming traffic from the ferry. After WWII, the state decided to change the route of ferry traffic through Kingston, dividing the traffic to and from the ferry landing in the current pat-

Kingston residents built their community center, which stood until it collapsed while someone was working under the building.

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Rotarian adds to Village Green donations with $25K According to the Village Green Foundation, Mowery’s life of service is exemplified by these gifts, and by his 40 years of service to Rotary, Scouting and the Marine Corps. Mowery wanted to honor his late wife, Betty, an advocate for a new Kingston library, the Village Green Foundation will make certain that his $50,000 is acknowledged with “an appropriate naming opportunity,” according to Mary

McClure, president of the Village Green Foundation. With this latest donation, individual donations for the project total more than $500,000. Donations from local community groups and businesses total nearly $250,000, and fundraising events and in-kind donations brings the total community donations to almost $1 million. “That’s truly an amazing amount for a town of Kingston’s size,” McClure

said. “We have a sense of awe when we reflect on how generous and how dedicated our friends and neighbors are to this project. A gift such as this just reinforces our determination to have this facility up and running as soon as possible.” Altogether, the foundation has raised nearly two-thirds of its $8.2 million goal. Plans are under way for the final funding push necessary to begin construction of the commu-

nity center, across from the recently completed Village Green Senior Apartments. “We have been making great progress in the last few months,” McClure said. “But the recent donation is a reminder to stop for a moment and thank everyone who is contributing their money, their time, and their enthusiasm to complete this community dream.”

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KINGSTON — Progress on funding a new community center took a leap forward with a donation made by Kingston Rotarian Rea Mowery just before he passed away in January at age 90. His $25,000 gift brings to $50,000 the amount donated by Mowery for the new community center, in addition to providing the lion’s share of the funding for the picnic pavilion at the Village Green Park.


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Uncovering the truth about vanishing footwear “N

o matter how carefully I sort my socks, whenever I do my laundry there are always some missing. It seems to be a law of physics.” — Andy Warhol Funny to think even the rich and famous lose their socks in the wash. I have three plastic grocery bags full of mismatched socks. What happened to their mates? It’s indeed a mystery. Some I do know developed holes, and I tossed them. Some the dog got to — and I mean really got to, not just chewed holes in — and no amount of washing would convince me to keep them. But most have just plain vanished in the wash. In the WikiHow online

article “How to Avoid Losing Socks in the Washing Machine,” step four offers one suggestion as to the whereabouts of our prodigal stockings. Perhaps something happened on the journey from the drier to the sock drawer. “They can easily fall from the laundry basket and be whisked away by static electricity,” the article says. “Keep socks in the middle of the pile so they don’t escape.” Sounds reasonable. Do you throw away a sock’s mate when one disappears? I can’t bring myself to do it. Why throw away a perfectly good, sometimes lovely, piece of hosiery? In the children’s book “The Wonderful Pigs of

Roundabout By denise Roundy Jillian Jiggs,” by Phoebe Gilman, Jillian makes adorable stuffed pigs out of things she finds around her house. Years ago, we took her inspiration and made two sock pigs. Two. With that in mind, I have kept quite a few — dozens,

maybe — of my prettiest socks after they developed holes. Will I ever make pigs with them? Maybe. Probably. I might! Don’t judge. Did you know that in China there is a city nicknamed Sock City? It is No. 1 in sock production worldwide. Currently, it produces 8 billion socks each year, just in that city. Two years ago, our washer and dryer died within a few months of each other. Dirk, of course, attempted to repair them, and while he had them upside down and inside out, I scoured the insides of those sock-eating machines. I’m not embarrassed to confess that I approached the task with eager anticipa-

tion. I was sure I’d find at least a few of our missing footwear, maybe a hidden treasure trove of hosiery. No such luck! Not a single footie. So where are they? We’re no closer to answers, and the mystery remains. It must be stressful for a sock — if it had feelings, of course — to go into the laundry, not knowing if this is the day it will go the way of all lost socks. I wonder if they have theories where they go. Or maybe laundry day is exciting, wondering if this is will be the time it won’t come out. Extreme sports for socks. One current stroke of luck: For the past couple of years, my teenage girls have loved wearing mismatched socks. While there are

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ooking to cook up a perfectly romantic Valentine’s Day? Mix fine dining and picturesque strolls with unique gifts for your special someone and — voila! — you’ve created a perfect recipe for a romantic day-cation in Port Gamble. Start the day with a hot cup of coffee from Gamble Bay Coffee before strolling through town to check out all of the fantastic local shopping. Then cap off the morning with lunch at Mike’s Four Star BBQ, named one of the top five BBQ restaurants in the Puget Sound region by Evening Magazine. Or, start your day-cation later in the day and cap it off with a Valentine’s Sweetheart Dinner Feb. 14-15 at Bistro by Night, or a special Valentine’s Day dinner at the Port Gamble General Store Feb. 14. Visit www.tasteportgamble.com or www.portgamblegeneralstore.com for information. Don’t forget to take care of your heart in February, which is National Heart Disease Awareness Month. The Quilted Strait in Port Gamble is helping the cause with Quilt Red for Women’s

Heart Health. This event takes place Feb. 14-28 at the Quilted Strait and will include red and white quilt displays, door prizes, giveaways and important information about heart health for women. Share in our love of history with the Port Gamble Historic Museum. The museum reopens at 11 a.m., Feb. 1 after being closed in January during the remodel and expansion of the Port Gamble General Store & Café. The Tea Room at Port Gamble is now serving breakfast. The Tea Room at Port Gamble/Bistro by Night is expanding its food service to include breakfast at 8 a.m. Wednesday through Saturday. “I wanted to offer a breakfast service to Port Gamble, surrounding communities and commuters in an effort to support all of the local businesses while the other restaurants in town are closed during the month of January,” said Tea Room owner Janis Kelley. Kelley said she plans to keep breakfast on the menu permanently.   The new breakfast menu

port gamble gazette By shana smith features big breakfast sandwiches, classic platters, biscuits and gravy and a selection of waffles such as the ChocoWaffle, the Maple Bacon Waffle and the Apple Cinnamon Waffle. The Tea Room will also serve Chef Walter Santschi’s favorite, Swiss Roetsi, his twist on hash browns served with Raclette cheese and fried eggs on top. The Tea Room is continuing its popular Sunday Champagne Brunch as well as an expanded lunch menu, weekend dinners and, of course, hand-crafted chocolates. Later this year, the Tea Room will incorporate service on its new out-

door patio as well as tableside cooking. Go to www.tasteportgamble.com to see menus, upcoming events, cooking classes and more. Did you or someone you know get engaged over the holiday season? Why not consider one of the Puget Sound region’s 10 best wedding venues for that special day? Port Gamble Weddings offers great off-season pricing November through April on our beautiful and unique venues for weddings and reception. Port Gamble Weddings has some great summer dates available in 2014 and 2015. Call one of our experienced venue coordinators at 360-297-8074 and find out why Port Gamble Weddings was voted Top 10 for wedding/reception venues in the Evening Magazine’s Best of Western Washington 2013 Contest. You also can go to www. portgambleweddings.com or tune in to Port Gamble Weddings to learn more.

Ghost Walks

Port Gamble will be spooky as ever in 2014. Space is still available in the

ever-popular Ghost Walks on Feb. 15 and March 15. Ghost Walks are $20 per person and for ages 16 and older. For those interested in the Walker-Ames House, we still have space available Feb. 8 in the Special Investigation Series, a paranormal investigation suitable for novice and experienced investigators. The cost is $30 per person and for ages 16 and older.

Contest winners

The 2013 contest attracted more than 20 entries in the professional and homebaking divisions, including entries from Oregon and Georgia. More than 100 spectators watched the live judging and had the opportunity to taste many of the contest entries at the end of the event. Kelly Munk, a professional baker/pátisser who owns Torts & Tartes in Gig Harbor, won the professional division with a fruitcake recipe handed down through her family for 40 years. Alyssa Woods of Federal Way won the home-baking division.

Business news

Mike’s Four Star BBQ reopens on Feb. 6 after an extended holiday break. Go to www.mikesfourstar bbq. com for menus and hours. The Port Gamble General Store & Café was closed in January for an exciting upgrade and expansion to the kitchen and dining room. It will reopen in early February. For information, go to www.portgamblegeneralstore.com.

2014 calendar

Port Gamble is set for an exciting year of events — from the free Alive After 5 outdoor summer concert series and Old Mill Days to monthly trail activities. You can stay up to date with activities at Port Gamble by subscribing to the monthly Port Gamble e-newsletter. For information or to sign up for the e-newsletter, contact the events office at 360-297-8074 or email portgamble@orminc.com. Find more details at www.portgamble.com. — Shana Smith is general manager of Port Gamble. Contact her at ssmith@ orminc.com.

Port Gamble

Shopping • Dining • Romance • Culture • Entertainment • Recreation The Artful Ewe • 360-643-0183 • www.theartfulewe.com Hand-dyed yarns, spinning fibers and weaving studio.

Roots Rock Run Fishline 50K/25k February 9th Port Gamble Uplands Race through the trails surrounding Port Gamble. Visit www.rootsrockrun.com for more info or to register. Port Gamble Ghost Walk February 15th, 2014 7-9:30 PM Port Gamble Historic Museum A guided tour of Port Gamble highlighting the town’s history of the paranormal. Call 360.297.8074 for reservations. Special Valentine’s Day Dinner at Bistro by Night February 14th-15th 7PM Reservations are required. Visit www.tasteportgamble.com for more info. Valentine’s Day Dinner February 14th Port Gamble General Store and Cafe Go to www.portgamblegeneralstore.com to see more details. Quilt Red! For Women’s Heart Health February 14th – 28th Quilted Strait Door prizes, give-aways and info about heart health for women.

Mikes Four Star BBQ • 360-297-4227 • www.mikesfourstarbbq.com 2012 Award Winner: Best BBQ (finalist) in Evening Magazine’s “The BEST of Western Washington”. Stop in and find out why! Olympic Outdoor Center • 360-297-4659 • OlympicOutdoorCenter.com Kayak classes, tours, salmon tours, private lessons, clothing and accessories. Ask us about our standup paddleboard rentals and classes! We buy and sell new and used kayaks and standup paddleboards. Port Gamble General Store & Cafe • 360-297-7636 • www.portgamblegeneralstore.com Serving breakfast, lunch NW Beer/wine & cocktails daily! Now serving dinner on Thursday-Sunday 5:008:30pm. Gifts for home and garden. Expansion opening May 2014. Port Gamble Guest Houses • 360-447-8473 • www.portgambleguesthouse.com Waterfront vacation cottages Port Gamble Historic Museum • 360-297-8078 • www.portgamble.com Call for hours & museum info. Port Gamble Weddings & Events • 360-297-8074 • www.portgambleweddings.com “Create a Lifetime of Memories...” The Quilted Strait • 360-930-8145 • www.quiltedstrait.com Quilting fabrics, kits, notions & supply. WISH & Rainy Day Antiques • 360-297-4114 Unique variety of gifts, cards & jewelry by local artists, vintage & handcrafted items. Sally’s Barbershop • 360-779-9768 Port Gamble’s #1 Barbershop! Across from the general store. Tango Zulu Imports • 360-297-3030 • www.tangozuluimports.com Handmade, fair trade baskets, clothing, jewelry & accessories. Tearoom at Port Gamble / Bistro by Night • 360-297-4225 • www.tasteportgamble.com Breakfast, brunch, tea parties, weekend dinner.

More info at www.portgamble.com • 360-297-8074


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Greater Kingston C H A M B E R

KINGSTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 2014 LEADERSHIP President MIKE HALEY Rogers Family Insurance Vice-President (Interim) DONNA ETCHEY North Kitsap Herald Kingston Community News Treasurer JERRY TELLINGHUISEN Kingston CPA

DIRECTORS AT LARGE BIM PRINCE Morgan Stanley Wealth Management JOHNNY WALKER Almost Candid Photo & Frame Fine Art Gallery DUSTIN WRIGHT WCE Construction BETH BREWSTER Kingston Adventures BONNIE OLSON Kitsap Bank SIRI REINBOLD Subway STACY PATRICK Lucky Star Consignment & Pine Cone Gifts RICH MCDOWELL Kitsap Physical Therapy DIANA KINGSLEY Kingston Cove Art Studio EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Colleen Carey

CHAMBER CONTACT INFO

(360) 297-3813 PO Box 78 Kingston, WA 98346 www.KingstonChamber.com info@KingstonChamber.com

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LETTER FROM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - COLLEEN CAREY We’re moving - both figuratively and physically - and it’s time to toot our own horn! Our Chamber is unique in that it also serves as the Greater North Kitsap Visitor’s Center. With help from the Kitsap County Lodging Tax Grant monies that we have received for the past few years, we are able to operate the visitors center 6 days per week from Sept. to May and 7 days per week the rest of the year. This year, the county granted us additional funding that will allow us to move from our current location to one of greater visibility in the North Star Building on Washington Blvd. Please stop by after April 1st to check out our new digs. We have more than 3000 visitors come through our door each year, and we expect this to double at our new home. We dispense local walking maps, brochures for anything and everything throughout Kitsap, Jefferson and Mason Counties & the Olympic Peninsula. We sell fishing/hunting licenses, clothing, souvenirs, and provide information and tickets for all of our local events. What you may not know is that our Chamber also serves as the parent entity to numerous community groups. We are Kingston Stakeholders, Kingston Beautification Committee, Kitsap

Arts & Crafts Festival, Miss Kingston Pageant and Kingston’s Event Committee. We participate, plan and/or execute most of downtown Kingston’s events including parts of the 3-day 4th of July Celebration, Concerts on the Cove, Kites Over Kingston, Kingston Wine Walk, Kingston Slug Hunt, Kingston’s Country Christmas. These events bring tens of thousands of people to town and in turn generate hundreds of thousands of dollars for our local businesses. We also provide the summer flower baskets, winter wreaths, sponsor a bi-annual town clean up event, commission murals, build signs, advocate for our schools/youth, facilitate historical Art Festivals and new music festivals. But, not every project the Chamber takes on is glamorous. Your Chamber also maintains the “Big Belly” trash compactors in the downtown corridor at an annual expense of approximately $5000. Without the support of our business community through membership dues, these vital services would not be possible. Your membership is greatly appreciated. If you are not yet part of our Chamber, we invite you to join us. Thanks and Happy New Year! Colleen Carey Executive Director 360-509-9178

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT - d’Vine Wines & d’Lectables d’Vine Wines & d’Lectables is a small wine bar and specialty shop located at Cleo’s Landing, just two blocks from the ferry terminal in Kingston. We specialize in small production, boutique wines from the Pacific NW, plus great small vineyard estate wines from around the globe.  We also serve up frosty pints of locally made, hand-crafted beer and hard cider.  From our Small Bites menu, select something delicious like olives and almonds from the Mediterranean, toasty flatbreads with hummus or pesto, gourmet cheeses and charcuterie, or rustic bread dipped in spicy tomato oil! d’Vine Wines is not just a wine bar, though! We also stock small batch gourmet treats from around the Pacific Northwest. Select from delicious jams, marinades, spices, hot sauces, vinegars and more. Pick up some gourmet chocolates or build a custom gift basket filled with your choice of delicious treats! Planning a party?  We can recommend the perfect wines to share with friends. We also sell wine and beer by the case and can

provide bartending services for your special events.  Or, better yet, let us host your party for you! For visitors to the Port of Kingston, d’Vine Wines is a short walk from both the ferry terminal and the Kingston marina.  And it is the perfect place to sample some locally made products, learn more about the area, and meet some really great new friends. Check our website for special events such as Tasting Nights, Wine & Paint Parties and more.

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Guests at the January After Hours enjoy the ambiance of the beautiful Kingston House at Sycamore Hill.

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Are you ready for some fun? The Greater Kingston Chamber and the Poulsbo Chamber are celebrating together at this very special After Hours Event hosted by the Point Casino.

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Great give-a-ways, Food and Beverages, Games and Networking! The party will be held in the Event Center that is converted to an indoor beach for the Point’s “Spring Break” concerts and events series. Wear your sun dress or shorts and flip flops. Don’t forget your goofy sunglasses for a complimentary photo op by Almost Candid Photo, Frame & Fine Art Gallery. You won’t want to miss this one!

Hosts Kinam Sohn and Eric Fredricks once again hosted a brilliant event.

Please R.S.V.P. to Colleen at the Chamber Office (360)297-3813/ director@kingstonchamber.com. Location: 7989 Salish Lane NE – Kingston.

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FEBRUARY 2014

Calendar

Feb 4 Greater Kingston Chamber Business Lunch at the Kingston Cove Yacht Club 11:45am. Greater Kingston Events Committee Meeting at D’Vine Wines & D’Lectables 4-5pm Feb 5 Kingston Citizen’s Advisory Council North Kitsap Fire and Rescue Station on Miller Bay Road 7- 9pm Kingston-North Kitsap Rotary, Miller Bay Road Fire Station 12:00pm (every Wednesday, Now seeking new members)

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Kingston Boys & Girls Club 6th Annual Gala Auction Fundraiser, Oak Table CafĂŠÂ 5pm

Feb 11 Friends of the Library Meeting – Kingston Library 10am to noon Feb 12 Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce Board Meeting at the Oak Table CafÊ 7:30-9am Feb 15 Ghost Walk Port Gamble Historical Museum 7-9:30pm Feb 18 Village Green Foundation Meeting North Kitsap Fire & Rescue Station

on Miller Bay Road 4-5:30pm Feb 19 Kingston Garden Club – Bayside Community Church 9am to noon Chamber After Hours at the Point Casino, Hansville Hwy. Kingston 5-7pm Feb 24 Community Beautification Committee @ Kingston Chamber Office 9-10am Feb 28 Free Community Meal – Bayside Community Church 5:30-7pm

M E M B E R S H I P Welcome New Chamber Members:

Owners Lacey & Kory Anders have grown their business from a stand at the Poulsbo Farmers Market to the spacious and inviting storefront they now occupy in Kingston at the Bradley Center. They proudly support local and regional farmers by using only the sustainable, non GMO flour produced by Shephards Grain and bake everything from scratch. Everyone has their favorite treat but for me – it’s their pizza bagel that I simply cannot resist! (360)860-2255. Check out their website: www.borrowedkitchenbakery.com

Already established in Sequim, WA and known as one of the best Thai restaurants on the Olympic Peninsula, we are feeling very lucky to have Galare Thai open their second location in Kingston. Suree Chommuang, Proprietor Chef, is looking forward May & the words "lost, " to getting to know her new neighbors. I’ve tried the Phad "missing" or "abducted" never beThai. It is to die for!

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A look back at the beginning of our local food banks I

n talking recently with Barb Fulton, I found her elated to have a new home for the Kingston Food Bank. Barb’s parents, Ray and Vi Weaver, started this independent community service in their basement, then moved into the old VFW hall. Barb prayed for a miracle and got it. What a blessing! In the North Kitsap Herald’s Dec. 20 issue, there was an article by Mary Nader, director of North Kitsap Fishline Food Bank. She mentioned that a small group started the food bank in 1967. In August 1967, I was elected to represent lowincome people of North Kitsap for the government’s Office of Economic Opportunity project at a community meeting in Suquamish. While not low-

in talking with our thencongressman, Floyd Hicks, asking that Head Start funding be continued. The program did continue. Much of my time was spent in Olympia working with groups from all over the state on many low-income and community issues. The Landlord Tenant Law was enacted in 1973, due to a lot of work and persistence. I was an appointed speaker for Kitsap County. When learning there were seed funds to start community food banks, I presented the information to the KCAP board. It was immediately voted on and passed to put in a request for a grant,

which we did receive. Meetings were held with churches, local governments and anyone who would listen. Churches were the first to round up volunteers using either their building, or help in finding other facilities. One of the first food banks was Fishline, in a Poulsbo church, and today you can still see the wonderful results. Other food banks came after, founded by caring churches and community volunteers like in ShareNet. We at Redeemer United Methodist Church in Kingston have a grocery basket for donations in the

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free play. For children and tweens. n Adult Crafternoon: Feb. 20, 3-4 p.m. New! Bring your handwork projects and see our newest craft books

Group: Feb. 5, noon to 1 p.m. Discussion on “In a Sunburned Country,” by Bill Bryson. n Pom Pom Creations: Feb. 12, 4-5 p.m. Learn basic pompom-making techniques and how to turn them into a variety of creatures and decorations. Supplies provided. n Seattle Opera Preview — “The Consul”: Feb. 8, 1-2:30 p.m. Norm Hollingshead brings to life Gian-Carlo Menotti’s Pulitzer Prize-winning opera about totalitarianism and humanity. n Preschool Storytime: Feb. 4, 11, 18, and 25, 10:30 a.m. Enjoy early literacy fun with books, songs,

and rhymes with your preschooler. n Legos @ the Library: Feb 19, 3:30-5 p.m. Love Legos? Bring your friends and come enjoy special Lego build-it challenges and free play. n Adult Crafternoon: Feb. 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2:303:30 p.m. Bring your handwork projects and see our newest craft books. All branches of Kitsap Regional Library will be closed Feb. 17 for Presidents Day. Check our website www.krl.org, or call 360-297-3330 to confirm program information. See you at the library! — Contact Tomi Whalen at twhalen@krl.org

this ‘n’ that By jacque thornton income, but having been there in early years, it was felt I would understand the needs of low-income families and could represent them. I was next elected to serve as a council member, then later as the chairperson of the North End Kitsap Community Action Council. Some months later, I was elected by the council to

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serve as a trustee on the Kitsap Community Action Program board, where I served for seven years. Communities were divided into three area councils — South, Central, and North. Bainbridge Island was a part of the North. Aides were hired to do community field work, pinpointing low-income families and identifying needs. Head Start was one of the major programs I worked to bring into Kitsap County. A few years later, I was sent to Washington, D.C. with other state Community Action representatives. Our mission was to validate the value of this program

entrance hall. Funds raised by the Sunshine Ladies group donate part of the rummage and craft sales to this worthwhile cause every year. Kingston Redeemer United Methodist Church is looking forward to a 20-year anniversary celebration on April 27. The church began holding Sunday service in the Wolfle Elementary School auditorium on Easter 1994. Ten years later, the church moved into a building constructed by the congregation on Shorty Campbell Road. Pastor Cal White, the founder, served for 17 years before retiring. Pastor White will be part of the celebration and potluck that the charter member and volunteer committee is planning. As a charter member, I am on that committee. If you have ever been a member, or attended Redeemer, we would be happy to make sure we have your name and address. The committee would like to send a written invitation to you. Email me and I will pass it on. — Contact Jacque Thornton at jacquejt@centurytel.net

North Kitsap Fishline Executive Director Mary Nader describes to a resident the blueprints for Fishline’s new location at the former Poulsbo RV site. Fishline was one of the first food banks in North Kitsap and was originally housed in a church, according to Jacque Thornton.

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The sweeter side of New Year’s resolutions H

ow you doing with those New Year’s resolutions you made? Lost that 20 pounds yet? Changed your diet or stopped eating chocolate? How about those cookies — any left? And the big one, getting more exercise — did you join the gym? In my estimation, New Year’s resolutions usually last about a month and the month is up. So now what? I now have a pedometer that I hooked to my belt, and guess what, just doing normal stuff around the house (housework and laundry), I walked almost a mile. Whoopee! I am getting my exercise so that is taken care of. Now I need to think about changing my diet. I’m thinking more veggies and

fruits, and more protein and less carbs (I think I heard this plan somewhere). So that means stir-fry and chicken. Wonder how many times I can eat that before I throw away the whole kit and caboodle? Or could that mean steamed and baked or roasted — I might be able to manage that. And now facing the nochocolate part — this just doesn’t seem realistic. Giving up something that is so good for you (I luckily found this study that I want to share with you). Chocolate decreases stroke risk: A Swedish study found that eating more than 45 grams of chocolate per week — about two bars worth — led to a 20 percent decrease in stroke risk among women. Chocolate

hansville happenings By donna lee anderson contains flavonoids, whose antioxidant properties help fight strokes says the study’s author, Susanna Larsson. Other studies show that eating chocolate prevents blood clots, which in turn reduces the risk of

heart attacks. Blood platelets clump together more slowly in chocolate eaters, the studies say. Chocolate protects against blood inflammation: Eating one Hershey’s dark chocolate bar per week, (about 6.7 grams per day) keeps the blood inflammation-inducing proteins away. Chocolate helps with math: A British psychologist found that flavanols (a class of flavonoids, which are found in chocolate) helped people with their mental math. Study subjects had an easier time counting backwards from a randomly-generated number between 800 and 999 after drinking a cup of hot chocolate than they did without the cocoa.

“The findings suggest students who binge on chocolate when revising for exams may gain a real benefit from doing so,” the British Telegraph reported. Chocolate may help prevent cancer: Cocoa contains a compound called pentameric procyanidin, or pentamer, which disrupts cancer cells’ ability to spread. When researchers from the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University treated cancer cells with pentamer back in 2005, the proteins necessary for cancer growth were suppressed and the cells stopped dividing. Chocolate reduces the risk of diabetes: A small study from the University of L’Aquila, in Italy found that

eating chocolate increases insulin sensitivity, which reduces the risk of diabetes. AND… my favorite: Chocolate makes you live longer: Jeanne Louise Calment lived to the age of 122 — the oldest anyone has ever lived. She ate two-and-a-half pounds of dark chocolate per week. Harvard researchers found that eating chocolate actually adds two years to your life expectancy. Now that I have given you the scoop on chocolate — no accolades needed — enjoy Valentine’s Day guilt-free and have a long and happy life. Maybe have a cup of hot chocolate to celebrate the good news. — Donna Lee Anderson writes Hansville Happenings for the Kingston Community News. Contact her at WellToldTales@aol.com.

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stalwart few braved the bluster y December night to face off with WSF. Ferries lobbed out information and Kingstonites returned with our usual, astute comments. Some highlights:

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As legislators wrestle with a few, difficult gastax issues, the recent 520 and Viaduct kerfuffle adds urgency for funding and clamor for reform. State Ferries expects a 10 percent cut, but their reluctance to make service and fare guarantees begs a Kingston WIFM question (What’s in it for me?).

New boats

Tokitae, the first 144-car ferry, will be hauling cars at Mukilteo-Clinton this summer. The Samish arrives a year later and is planned for the San Juan Islands. A third boat would go to Bremerton, leaving the 87-car Tillikum to replace the pint-sized Hiyu as WSF’s back-up boat.

Retirement plans

Liquid natural gas

WSF continues pursuing LNG fuel to reduce costs and emissions. A 2013 safety study of converting Issaquah-class boats to LNG found no increased risks. Despite the study, LNG safety weighs heavily on the minds of ferry towns where they’ll be refueling. We’ll cover the study in detail next month.

Hybridization

There are no affordable bids for hybridizing the Hyak. This project includes upgrading the engines, electrical systems, and putting in a reeeeally big battery.

Planning

WSF long-range planning encompasses a survey of rider needs, a strategy to meet them and the Legislature’s approval. When the 2007 plan went to the Legislature, we found that our “Ferry Godmother” was replaced by the dark side of “demand management,” so the plan was rewritten to drive ridership

FERRYFARE Kingston Ferry Advisory Committee down to match the current capacity. This ugly rewrite dodged public scrutiny by being released for comment on Dec. 19 and then being hurriedly shuttled over to the legislature in January. This year, the process repeats. Will the plan for replacing Kingston’s two Jumbo ferries in the 2030s be three 144s … or two 144s and “demand management”?

Metrics

WSF commented that performance standards are posted on their website. Many of these are straightforward, such as accident rate and project completions. Some are less so. “On-time performance” is being within 10 minutes of the departure, not arrival time. A goal to meet the budget can incentivize inflated budgets rather than

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KING 5 recently reported on the spending of “hundreds of thousands of dollars” to “babysit” the back-up ferry Hiyu, which was used nine times in two years. Rex Carlaw thought it was time to ask (again) about having the back-up ferry work at EdmondsKingston during our summer overloads. WSF reported that either Sealth or Hiyu would marginally pay for itself assuming the boat engineers traveled back and forth from Anacortes or Eagle Harbor. If, however, the crew is based in Kingston the third boat makes a 36 percent profit. Probably more, as that 36 percent assumes

that the boat is full in the overloaded direction and empty coming back. Note that the San Juans, Port Townsend, Mukilteo and Vashon already get extra summer capacity. While Hiyu doesn’t add much capacity, when it’s replaced with a boat like Tillikum, route capacity will jump by 22 percent. This would

reduce the angst over State Route 104 lineups, parking and delays here; help to reduce Bainbridge’s State Route 305 congestion; and turn WSF’s “babysitters” into profit makers. — FerryFare is written by Walt Elliott, chairman of the Kingston Ferry Advisory Committee. Contact him at elliottmoore@comcast.net.

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Kiwanis efforts bode well for NK Boys & Girls Club O

ur Kiwanis club had a very busy year helping numerous families and children have fruitful and positive life experiences. Our mission is “taking care of children, priority one,” though Kiwanis also supports other worthwhile projects in the greater Kingston area. January was mainly spent helping plan the gala, organized by Judy and Dick Osborn, which we sponsor in support of the Boys & Girls Club. A great time was had by all at the pre-Valentine’s Day event — with champagne, chocolate and hors d’oeuvres — thanks to help from local volunteers. Duffy Selter was there with clowns from Caring Clowns International to keep smiles on everyone’s face. Craig Smith, owner of the Firehouse Theater, showed “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” and many folks dressed in period clothes to make it a special occasion. Professional photographer

Tim Todd made sure that everyone attending remembered how much fun they had. Ross McCurdy, owner of the Oak Table Café, who gives us his restaurant for the gala, also served as auctioneer for the live auction, assisted by Duffy and B-Bo who raised the paddle and collected another $5,000 from generous residents in support of our youngsters. In combination, the silent and live auctions raised more than $18,000 for the Boys & Girls Club. This year’s gala is scheduled for Feb. 9, so get your tickets now at Columbia Bank and Kitsap Bank. Kiwanis also sponsored a joint dinner meeting with Kingston Rotary at the fire station to make sure we support each other’s agendas and work together for the good of our Kingston community, especially the kids. Both clubs worked together with the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe to provide a summer food pro-

Grants available from Kingston Garden Club KINGSTON — Each year, the Kingston Garden Club awards grants honoring the late Aloha Wright, a Kingston gardener who was committed to the community. Aloha Wright Educational Assistance and Special Projects grants: n Support knowledge of gardening and the artistic use of plant materials. n Stimulate interest in civic beautification. n Support conservation and wildlife preservation. Community members eligible for Aloha Wright grants are North Kitsap School District students and any person who resides, works or operates a business or organization within district boundaries. Go to www.kingstongardenclub.com for an application. Applications are accepted throughout the year. Awards are presented once per year. Applicants must include two letters of recommendation. The 2014 Aloha Wright awards will be announced in May.

Questions? Email the Kingston Garden Club Grant Committee at info@kingstongardenclub.com. The Kingston Garden Club hosts meetings on the third Wednesday of each month, September through June. Each meeting features social time and light refreshments, a garden-related educational presentation, and a short discussion of current club business. Guest or new members are welcome at the next meeting Feb. 19 at 9 a.m. in the Bayside Community Church in Kingston.

Kingston Kiwanis By BOB LEE gram for children eligible for free or subsidized lunch. We hope to have more of these events in the future. In March, Kiwanis member Jane Mack chaired a committee that sponsored a benefit performance at the Jewel Box Theater in Poulsbo, raising more than $2,000 for this summer food program. Another project we support each year is the Kingston 4th of July celebration, both with money

and volunteering. President Pat Bennett-Forman handed a check to Kingston 4th chairman Pete DeBoer for $500 to support the fireworks, and I distributed hundreds of buttons with the help of local businesses, other Kiwanians, and Doug Hallouck from Rotary. Kiwanis had three successful food drives in 2013, collecting thousands of dollars and hundreds of bags of groceries for the local food banks from shoppers at IGA and Albertsons. It’s a good thing to make sure families in and around Kingston have food, especially the kids so they are able to concentrate in school. Margaret Lemay, the Kiwanis liaison for the Kingston High School Key Club, has the group motivated and the teens were all over the place helping with the Halloween Carnival, Santa’s Workshop and at all our food drives and other projects. Berry sales were strong and we grossed more

than $12,000 because of the dedication of our coordinator, Dave Muller, and helpers Dave Wetter, Larry Anderson, Tom Davies and Mary Lou Iverson, who work to insure Kingston supports its sweet tooth with yummy jam and pies. Dahlia Malin chaired the Mustang Raffle which was a success again, though less so than in previous years (an effect of the economy, we believe). Consequently, the Kingston Kiwanis Club is going to try some other venues for fundraising in 2014 to support our projects: scholarships for North Kitsap High School seniors, the Boys & Girls Club, and the Village Green, to name a few. In December, Judy Osborn was able to turn in more than 300 toys to ShareNet from our toy drive, which started in August. Recently, Kiwanis has been participating in the Kitsap County Homeless Youth Task Force to find places for these youngsters to stay

during emergency weather. Progress is also moving ahead for finding a place for these kids to hang out, get jobs, and have adults and peer mentors to talk to, similar to the Coffee Oasis in Bremerton and Poulsbo. To give community members a chance to learn more about Kiwanis and the various ways they might become involved, Kingston Kiwanis is hosting a open house on Jan. 28, at 5:30 p.m., at Columbia Bank. Refreshments will be served and Kiwanis members will be present to share our excitement about our service projects. A slide show about Kiwanis will be presented. We meet at the Oak Table Café each Thursday at 7 a.m. Come down and join us. If you san more information, please contact our president, Pat BennettForman, 360-697-4849; or me at 360-509-9752. — Contact Bob Lee at GLENCARIN@aol.com

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Understanding S’Klallam’s government, culture I

n my time as chairman of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe, I’ve met a number of people from around Kitsap County. No matter the person or place, I am routinely asked about my Tribe and our culture, about our history and life on the reservation today, and how our government operates and why we make the decisions we do. With this in mind, over the next year, I want to use this column to help answer some of those questions. It’s my hope that not only will this information be interesting, but also serve as way for us to understand one another a little bit better. The best place to begin is, as they say, at the beginning. Many different Tribes have lived up and down the Olympic Peninsula for thousands of years. Take that in for a moment: thousands of years. For a bit of perspective, the United States

of America celebrates its 238th year in 2014. Prior to non-Native people making their way to the Pacific Northwest, there were many S’Klallam communities throughout the Strait of Juan de Fuca and into the Hood Canal at Port Gamble Bay. Other groups, such as the Twana (Skokomish), Chemakum, and Suquamish, also made use of the lower Hood Canal. S’Klallam settlements were not stagnant, as families and communities followed a seasonal round of resource harvesting activities that took people across the S’Klallam landscape. People hunted elk in the Olympic Mountatins, harvested fall chum salmon in Hood Canal rivers, and fished for halibut in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. As settlers began to arrive in the area, they did not recognize S’Klallam

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Isaac Stevens the first governor of the Washington Territory. One of Stevens’ first and most arduous tasks was settling land claims in order to open the territory for settlement. Stevens did this by signing a series of treaties with territory Tribes in 1854 and 1855. These were known as the Stevens Treaties. S’Klallam, Twana and Chemakum signed the Point No Point Treaty on Jan. 26, 1855. The provisions of the treaty were presented to the affected Tribes in Chinook Jargon, a trade language with just 300 words. It was not nearly adequate enough to communicate such complex topics. Under duress of population loss and the rapidly expanding population of non-Native people, Tribal leaders were persuaded to agree with the terms of the treaty and cede rights to the lands they and their families

“The Boldt decision reaffirmed our rights to harvest and co-manage salmon and “take a fair share of the available fish.� had lived on for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. The Point No Point Treaty promised small areas of land for each of the Tribes to establish reservations, a single payment of $60,000 and, most importantly, the right to harvest fish and shellfish at the “usual and accustomed grounds and stations� and the privilege of hunting and gathering on all open and unclaimed lands. Over the years, Tribes in Washington state have continuously fought to protect

their treaty rights, going so far as to take the State of Washington to federal court. This resulted in the 1974 Boldt decision, which reaffirmed the rights of Washington’s Tribes to harvest and co-manage salmon and “take a fair share of the available fish.� In a later column, I’ll talk more about the importance of these treaty rights — even and especially today! — and the steps that have been taken to protect them. I’d like to thank you for reading this column and hope you found it informative. If you have any questions or if there are cultural topics you’d like to see explored in future columns, I invite you to email your thoughts to pgstcolumn@ gmail.com. — Jeromy Sullivan is chairman of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe. Contact him at jeromys@pgst.nsn.us.

Make sure your body is a ‘safety pin’ of health T he safety pin. It’s been around for more than 150 years and has seemingly endless uses, not the least of which is the reason we chiropractors like to use them. Sounds odd, I agree. To be more accurate, most chiropractors of today don’t use them at all, which is a shame.

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NK Schools Foundation awards nearly $40K to district POULSBO — There’s almost $40,000 extra heading to the North Kitsap School District. The North Kitsap School Foundation is granting $39,467.80 to the district to fund services for struggling students, STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) programs, and help put new technology in the schools. “These grants will make a difference in the lives of North Kitsap students and

they are possible because of strong support from the community,” foundation president Terri Gleich said in a press release. Among the grants, the foundation will award $2,000 to fund supplies, guest speakers and a field trip for the district’s Summer Science Academy. The academy is a handson science curriculum to improve student achievement. The district’s new

Agriculture, Science and Environmental Center is receiving $5,000 for teacher training. Last year, the foundation helped the district fix two greenhouses, and install raised garden beds. The grants were accepted by the school board Jan. 23, during the regular school board meeting at Pearson Elementary School. The foundation raises money for the district through fundraising efforts and donations throughout

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In the Jan. 5 Seattle Times, editorials praised the value of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) for achieving a world-class education in order to participate meaningfully in a democratic society. But what about Plato and his notions of a democratic society? Marcia Smith Hill is a noted and beloved KHS choir accompanist, private voice teacher, and substitute concert choir instructor for the first semester. Her position was a lastminute fill in to augment a half-time band position by the KHS administration, which is supportive of the

arts. With a chaotic start to the school year, the choir became a small but enthusiastic group. Here is a compilation of responses made to the question of what choir means to them by concert choir singers: “Choir is joyful and inspiring! I love to be in a group who has the same passion for music and its importance. Spending this much time together, with great teamwork as we accomplish new things, we become a family. I love singing with the choir. It has made my life much more interesting and exciting. We are a true community. We won’t let anything stop us.” Smith Hill shares this anonymous quote: “Why Music? Music is a science, See Fab, Page 27 For Local Expertise, call

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How to house a pot-grow operation D ear Jan: This question is out of the ordinary, but I am sure you will agree it is the sign of the times. We want to start growing marijuana to sell for medicinal purposes. How do we go about finding a piece of land or building to house our product in the Kingston area, either for sale or for lease? — KSE Dear KSE: Although unusual, you are not the first to approach me on this subject. Because Kingston is not a city, you need to follow the zoning guidelines for Kitsap County. I believe the zoning

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Continued from page 26 is mathematics, is a foreign language, is history and physical education. Music develops insight and demands research. Music is all these things, but most of all music is art. That is

needs to be Industrial for this type of business, but please verify this with the county. On the north end of Kitsap County, we have very few pieces of land that actually have this zoning.

Once you find the correct zoning, there are other challenges. It may be difficult to find someone who will lease their building for this type of product. Not because they disapprove the product, but because their insurance companies won’t cover their building for this type of product. I know of one party who was told their insurance company would have to start at ground zero in creating a policy for this type of coverage, because it had not been done previously, and they were going to have to bring in managers and attorneys. Therefore, their

best advice was to not lease their building out for this purpose as time and costs would not be worth it. Please contact a local real estate broker to help you find the land or building you need. Make sure you have a feasibility study clause written into the contract so that you can make sure that you have time to study items like fire protection, theft and insurance. This is a normal practice in Commercial and Industrial contracts. Thanks for your email. — Jan Zufelt is an agent with John L. Scott Real Estate in Kingston.

why we teach music: not because we expect you to major in music, not because we expect you to play or sing all your life, but so you will be human, so you will recognize beauty, so you will be closer to an infinite beyond this world, so you will have something to cling to, so you will have

more love, more compassion, more gentleness,more good — in short, more life.” A true education needs to include all of the arts. The good news from Beth Worthington, North Kitsap School Board, is the crafting of an art education policy for the NKSD (an arts credit is required for gradu-

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