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what’s up this week Stunt dogs jump onto Admiral stage
hey’ve hopped onto the Tonight Show, Ellen, the Oprah Winfrey Show and more. Now they’re strutting their stuff in Bremerton. Chris Perondi and The Stunt Dog Experience will take the stage at the Admiral Theatre on Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Tickets are $10-30. Family packs are $40. Tickets are available at www.admiraltheatre.org and 360-3736743. Perondi, aka the Stunt Dog Guy, puts on a highenergy performance with a cast of talented pups that wow audiences with impressive tricks, big air
stunts, comedy, dancing, athletics and more. The show is aimed at providing a family-friendly good time, but also carries important messages of pet adoption, spaying and neutering, and animal rescue. In fact, all the performing pooches on the stage have been rescued from pounds
and shelters across the nation. Audiences should expect to take part in the show. Show-down performances will be judged by audience cheers. See more of the stunt dogs and what they can do at www.stuntdogshow. com.
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Neighborhoods forming block watches Part of city’s plan to combat the prevalence of heroin in Poulsbo By RICHARD D. OXLEY
POULSBO — Neighborhoods in Poulsbo have begun forming
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block watches, with encouragement from the city, to combat the presence of heroin in the community. Mayor Becky Erickson recently met with various neighborhoods, including Forest Rock, Ridgewood and 9th Avenue. The three locales have now begun an organized block-watch effort. She plans to meet with residents of
Erickson had a heart-to-heart with approximately 20 residents of downtown and Fjord Drive on Feb. 3, at city hall. She said she ran for mayor not knowing she’d have to deal with heroin as an issue. “This is really ugly stuff,” Erickson said of heroin use in the city and associated crime. The mayor invited the audience
“It’s really up to them to put the pieces together in their own neighborhoods.” — Mayor Becky Erickson
11th Avenue and Deer Run about forming their own block watches.
to discuss the formation of block watches — organized neighbors who watch out for one another and keep an eye out for suspicious activity. It’s part of the city’s plan to combat the prevalence of heroin in the community. “Poulsbo is the kind of town where people come to raise See watches, Page A3
KCMT may Decision day nears on levy, port move to Breidablik school By RICHARD WALKER
POULSBO — Kitsap Children’s Musical Theatre is negotiating a long-term lease of Breidablik Elementary School, its board president and the school district superintendent said Jan. 31. KCMT board president Gene Johnson was on a second tour of Breidablik when he told the Herald that the school district “has made us a nice offer” to occupy the school site until the district needs it again. “They’ve asked us to come in and take care of the building and give it back to the community,” Johnson said. “It’s a good opportunity,” he said, adding that KCMT and the district have a shared mission: To educate children. And, “The school district doesn’t want to sell [Breidablik].” Patty Page, superintendent of North Kitsap School District, said on Jan. 31, “We are in conversations with Kitsap Children’s Musical Theatre about using part of Breidablik and are moving forward with a serious conversations around that. But we don’t have JENNIFER BUCHANAN / THE HERALD
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See KCMT, Page A8
Christine Fraser, co-president of the North Kitsap Education Association, urges a passerby to vote yes on renewal of the school district’s maintenance and operations levy, one of the measures on the Feb. 11 ballot. Fraser and other levy supporters campaigned in downtown Kingston on Feb. 5. Kipp Robertson / Herald By KIPP ROBERTSON and RICHARD WALKER
POULSBO — Tania Issa is confident North Kitsap residents will renew the school district’s maintenance and operations levy on the Feb. 11 ballot.
Make your vote count on Feb. 11
— Editorial, page A4
Issa and the school district have disseminated information to voters
since the campaign got under way. She’s the campaign chairwoman and the mother of four students in North Kitsap School District schools, and she believes the support for the levy is there. “I do believe we’re going to win,” See election, Page A13
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