ORTH KITSA A L M A N A C
The Complete Guide to Living in North Kitsap
a supplement to the
Herald North Kitsap
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tand on the beach at Point No Point, close your eyes, listen to the water lap the shore. Listen to the seabirds, smell the salt air, feel the warmth of sun-kissed sand on your feet. Sure, it’s 2014, but it could be any year. These sensations have been familiar to residents of this place for thousands of years, and now you are a part of the common thread of people who have long been drawn to North Kitsap because of the beauty and bounty of land and sea. The cultures of the area’s First Peoples — the S’Klallam and Suquamish, who still call this place home — thrived here since time immemorial because they lived with respect for the environment that sustained them. Europeans and Americans came here beginning in the mid-1800s, and the lifeways of these newcomers evolved as they became accustomed to life in a new place. But indigenous and newer cultures had something important in common: They
lived well because of the area’s beauty and bountiful natural resources. Respect for this place we share — and caring for those we share it with — is evident today. It’s evident in the efforts to balance development with the needs of our environment. It’s evident in workplace innovations that are generating new products and creating new jobs. It’s evident in the fundraising and volunteerism that ensures neighbors can meet their basic needs when faced with financial crisis. No matter where we are from, once we move here we become a part of that culture. North Kitsap is an exciting, thriving place where diversity reigns: Beaches, farmland, forests, seaside towns, wildlife. Entertainment, recreation, retail, services, tourism. No wonder North Kitsap is home to more than 20 of the county’s largest privatesector employers, and eight of the largest public-sector employers. The magazine you are holding tells North Kitsap’s story. Within these pages, you’ll find profiles of our communities: Hansville,
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Indianola, Keyport, Kingston, Little Boston, Port Gamble, Poulsbo, Suquamish. You’ll find information you need to know: arts and entertainment venues, civic organizations, events and festivals, farmers markets, government offices, museums and heritage sites, parks and recreation, schools, and a handy keepsake map. You’ll also find charts and graphics that tell you a little bit about who we are: Demographics and population, cost of homes, economic data, employment data, and weather. The Almanac is published by the North Kitsap Herald, which has been the Voice of North Kitsap since 1901. Call 360-779-4464 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for convenient home delivery. You can also stay up-to-date on North Kitsap news and events by visiting NorthKitsapHerald.com. Enjoy the North Kitsap Almanac. And welcome home. Donna Etchey, publisher Richard Walker, editor
Dennis Jones leads S’Klallam Head Start students in a traditional song in the Port Gamble S’Klallam Longhouse. Megan Stephenson / Herald
POULSBO VILLAGE NORTH KITSAP’S SHOPPING CENTER SHOPPING | SERVICES | DINING CHOICES | GROCERY | SPECIALTY SHOPS Albertson’s Allen’s Cleaners A New Beginning Bebe Nails Burger King Chung’s Teriyaki Coast Do It Best Hardware Cobbler Shoppe Cut it Again Sam Dahlquist’s Fine Jewelry Defensive Driving School Dollar Tree Domino’s Pizza
Edward Jones Investments El Huarache Restaurant Elmer’s Restaurant February 2014 Gallery of Hair Design Golden Lion Restaurant Harrison’s Comfort Footwear Island Hammer LLC Liberty Tax Service McBride’s Hallmark North Kitsap Herald Olympic Wine Shop
Papa Murphy’s Pizza Peninsula Outfitters Pho T&N Restaurant Poulsbo Animal Clinic Poulsbo Village Chiropractic Richie’s Burger Urge Rite Aid Sport Haus Sprint Store Starbucks Coffee Superior Pet Foods Sound Publishing Sound Classified
Sunrise Dental The Galletta School of Dance The New You The UPS Store The Wild Bird Top Flite Financial Toys Etc. Ultimate Performance Rehabilitation and Wellness Village Laundromat Woodwork Tattoo
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Community Profiles Poulsbo Keyport Suquamish S’Klallam Hansville Indianola Kingston Port Gamble
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Welcome to North Kitsap What’s Inside Quick Reference Arts & Entertainment Farmers Markets Places of Worship Golden Opportunities School District Data North Kitsap Schools Recreation Festivals & Events Civic Organizations Parks & Preserves Museums & Sites Weather Economic Indicators Advertisers Index
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In North Kitsap, a getaway is never far from home.
Herald file photo
North Kitsap Almanac Staff Publisher Donna Etchey Editor Richard Walker Writers Kipp Robertson, Richard D. Oxley Design and Production Mark Gillespie Annie LaValle John Rodriguez Marketing Jodi Blackmore, Frank Portello Annie LaValle Priscilla Wakefield Circulation Christy Dano
19351 8th Ave. NE, Suite 106 Poulsbo, WA 98370 360-779-4464 NorthKitsapHerald.com
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QuickReference In Case
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Animal/Wildlife Kitsap Animal Control 800-827-7387 Kitsap Humane Society 360-692-6977 www.kitsaphumane.org State Department of Fish and Wildlife 360-902-2200 800-477-6224 (emergency only) http://wdfw.wa.gov West Sound Wildlife Shelter 206-855-9057 www.westsoundwildlife.org
Greater Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce 19735 10th Ave. NE, Suite S100 P.O. Box 1063 Poulsbo,WA 98370 360-779-4848
www.poulsbochamber.com Kingston Chamber of Commerce 11201 Highway 104 P.O. Box 78 Kingston,WA 98346 360-297-3813 www.kingstonchamber.org
Courts Poulsbo Municipal Court 360-779-9846 Domestic Violence Hotline 800-562-6025
C r i s i s S e r v ic e s Sexual Assault 24-hour Hot Line 360-479-8500 Suicide Prevention Helpline 800-843-4793
Lance Rencher, DDS Care you can trust for a great smile. ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS. Conveniently located across the street from North Kitsap High School.
18825 Caldart Avenue NE, Suite B Poulsbo, WA 98370
Washington Poison Center 800-732-6985
Food Banks North Kitsap Fishline, Poulsbo 360-779-5190 www.nkfishline.org Kingston Food Bank 360-297-4861 ShareNet, Kingston 360-297-2266 www.sharenetfoodbank.org
G ov e r n m e n t City government Poulsbo City Hall 200 NE Moe St., Poulsbo 98370 360-779-3901 Mayor Becky Erickson City Council members: Linda Berry-Maraist, Jim Henry, Connie Lord, Jeff McGinty, David Musgrove, Gary Nystul, Ed Stern County government Kitsap County 619 Division St., Port Orchard 98366 360-337-7053 www.kitsapgov.com Kitsap County Commission 614 Division St., Port Orchard 360-337-7146 District 1: Rob Gelder email@example.com District 2: Charlotte Garrido firstname.lastname@example.org District 3: Linda Streissguth email@example.com State government Gov. Jay Inslee (D) P.O. Box 40002 Olympia,WA 98504-0002 360-902-4111 www.governor.wa.gov Sen. Christine Rolfes (D) 230A John A. Cherberg Building P.O. Box 40423 Olympia,WA 98504-0430 360-786-7644
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firstname.lastname@example.org Rep. Sherry Appleton (D) 132F Legislative Building P.O. Box 40600 Olympia,WA 98504-0600 360-786-7934 email@example.com Rep. Drew Hansen (D) 369 John L. O’Brien Building P.O. Box 40600 Olympia,WA 98504-0600 360-786-7842 firstname.lastname@example.org Federal government Sen. Maria Cantwell (D) 206) 220-6400 (Seattle) www.cantwell.senate.gov Sen. Patty Murray (D) (206) 553-5545 (Seattle) www.murray.senate.gov Rep. Derek Kilmer (D) 360-373-9725 (Bremerton) www.kilmer.house.gov Tribal government Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe 31912 Little Boston Road NE, Kingston 98346 360-297-2646 www.pgst.nsn.us Council members: Jeromy Sullivan, chairman. Jamie Aikman, Kyle Carpenter, Dawn Purser, Eugene Purser, Chris Tom. Suquamish Tribe 18490 Suquamish Way P.O. Box 498 Suquamish 98392 360-598-3311 www.suquamish.nsn.us Council members: Leonard Forsman, chairman. Irene Carper, Randy George, Wayne George, Bardow Lewis, Jay Mills, Robin Sigo
Libraries Kitsap Regional Library www.krl.org Kingston branch 11212 Highway 104 360-297-3330 Little Boston branch 31912 Little Boston Road NE 360-297-2670 Poulsbo branch 700 NE Lincoln Road 360-779-2915
Medical Care North Kitsap Family Practice and Urgent Care 20730 Bond Road, Poulsbo 360-779-9727 Harrison Medical Center 800-281-4024 HIV-AIDS Information 800-874-AIDS Hospice of Kitsap County 360-415-6911 www.hospiceofkitsapcounty.org Kitsap Public Health District 360-377-5235 www.kitsapcountyhealth.com Peninsula Community Health Services 360-779-1963 (Poulsbo) www.pchsweb.org
R e c r e at i o n
Kitsap County Parks and Recreation 360-337-5350 (main office) Poulsbo Parks and Recreation 360-779-9898 Community Pool 1881 NE Hostmark St. 360-598-1070
Ports Port of Kingston 25864 Washington Blvd. P.O. Box 559, Kingston 98346 360-297-3545 www.portofkingston.org Port of Poulsbo P.O. Box 732, Poulsbo 98370 360-779-9905 www.portofpoulsbo.com
Public Safety Poulsbo Police Department Poulsbo City Hall 200 NE Moe St., Poulsbo 98370 360-779-3113 (non-emergency) Port Gamble S’Klallam Police Department 31912 Little Boston Road NE Kingston,WA 98346 360-297-2646 (non-emergency) Suquamish Police Department 18490 Suquamish Way NE No. 105 Suquamish,WA 98392 360-598-4334 (non-emergency)
Kitsap County Sheriff 360-337-7101 (non-emergency) Sheriff’s Office (Kingston) 360-297-3575 (non-emergency) State Patrol 360-779-9111 North Kitsap Fire & Rescue 360-297-3619 (non-emergency) Poulsbo Fire Department 360-779-3997 (non-emergency) U.S. Coast Guard 206-217-6000 (Seattle) Burn Ban Information 360-297-4888 Power Outages Call 211 Shellfish Water Quality Hotline 800-223-9355
T r a n s p o r tat i o n Hood Canal Bridge 800-419-9085 (status) 800-695-ROAD (conditions) Kitsap Transit www.kitsaptransit.org Bus service, carpool, RideShare 800-422-2877, 800-501-7433 Washington State Ferries 206-464-6400 www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries
Utilities Bainbridge Disposal (solid waste) 206-842-4882 Brem-Air Disposal (solid waste) 800-592-9995 City of Poulsbo (sewer, water) 360-779-4078 Kitsap Public Utilities District 1431 Finn Hill Road, Poulsbo 360-779-7656, 800-739-6766 Puget Sound Energy www.pse.com 888-225-5773
V e h i c l e /V e s s e l L i c e n s i n g Drivers’ License Examiner 360-779-5535 (Poulsbo) Vehicle and Vessel Licensing 360-337-7131
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18 and younger
65 and older
High school graduates
Median home value
Viking Fest, in May, features a parade, contests and live entertainment.
Megan Stephenson / Herald
Economic diversity helps city forge ahead P
oulsbo is known as “Little Norway.” Norwegian and Scandinavian immigrants founded several communities in the Puget Sound region, but few have retained the culture as strongly as the little city along the shore of Liberty Bay. Established by Norwegian settlers in the 1880s, the city’s downtown quickly became a bustling Scandinavian community and port. Norwegian was the city’s primary spoken language until World War II efforts flooded the area with English-speaking workers for nearby shipyards. Today, the downtown core reflects the city’s Norwegian heritage, but the modern community has expanded into a diverse range of families and cultures. The diversity is largely the
result of housing and retail growth that has continued since the 1990s. Big-box retailers are located in College Marketplace, off Highway 305 and Highway 3. Additional retail areas along Highway 305 and Viking Avenue position Poulsbo as a significant waypoint between central and south Kitsap and the northern communities of Hansville, Suquamish and Bainbridge Island. Around the city’s retail centers, neighborhoods of single-family homes and duplexes have sprung up. So while the city’s package is Norwegian, local dining options include Italian, Mexican, Tibetan and Vietnamese. The city has accommodated for growth with infrastructure improvements, such as expansion
and upgrades to the its stormwater system. Stormwater management improvements are expected in the years to come as ground is broken for more homes. The cleanliness of stormwater is of concern because the city borders Liberty Bay, the ultimate destination of runoff. The city reconstructed Anderson Parkway in 2013, adding permeable asphalt and rain gardens so surface water is filtered before it goes into the bay. Raingardens have been established elsewhere in the city. Life on or near the water is a big part of community life. The Port of Poulsbo’s marina has 254 permanent slips and 130 guest slips, and a floatplane dock. The Port is working with the city and the Historic Downtown Poulsbo Continued on page 12
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Unique â€˘ Local â€˘ Adventure calendar of events February 14 - Valentines March 17 - St Patricks Day April - Poetry Month April 22 - Earth Day 2nd Wednesday in May - Girls Night Out 3rd Weekend in May - Viking Fest June - Hopstock and Pub Crawl July 3rd - Poulsbo celebrates Independance Day 3rd Saturday in June - Midsommerfest 3rd Weekend in August - Poulsbo Arts Festival September - Fall Harvest and Octoberfest
2nd Sunday in October - Marathon October 31 - Halloween Weekends after Thanksgiving through Christmas carriage rides Santa December - Julefest Art walk - 2nd Sat of each month Farmers Market - Saturdays April - Mid December
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Satori Well Being Center 18978 Front St, Poulsbo 206.407.3256
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18928 Front Street, Poulsbo, WA 98370
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RUSTIC FOOD & FINE SPIRITS Women's Clothing Boutique 18901 Front Street, Poulsbo 360-598-3552
Breakfast • Lunch Dinner • Full Bar European Fare • Craft Brew • Deck Dining Family Friendly 18928 Front St. • Downtown Poulsbo www.tizleys.com • (360) 394-0080
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The Nordic Maid
Best Local Beer Line-up & Fresh Cask
Scandinavian Specialties & Fine European Gifts
Scandinavian-themed Art Music • Books • Sweaters Jewelry • Linens• Novelty Shirts & More 18954-C Front St. • Downtown Poulsbo • 360-779-9863
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Family Friendly Sports Pub
HARE & HOUNDS PUBLIC HOUSE
Corner of Jensen & Front St. • Downtown Poulsbo (360) 440-9583 • www.harenhoundspub.com
“MICHELE TRANSFORMED MY SHACK TO CHIC” – KKC
Quality Clothing, Designer Fashions & Accessories
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Michele Doyle, Interior Designer
Look for our new Company Launch as MD Design Group this spring! Same company, same values, new look...
Residential I Commercial I New Construction I Remodel | Refresh
Serving Consignors Since 1981 – 2 Convenient Locations – Downtown Poulsbo 360-598-2515 • 18940 Front Street Downtown Bainbridge Island 206-842-1515 • 562 Bjune Dr.
Voted Best Gift Shop 2008 -2013
Indie Bound Is... Community
We play a role in our neighborhood because we support other local businesses and understand the importance of reinvesting the money back into our community. by Carol Cassella
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Antiques & Collectibles 25 Vendors with Unique Treasures – Jim Shore Disney Collectibles –
www.saisonsboutique.com Open 7 Days a Week (360) 779-6265 • 18833 Front Street • Downtown Poulsbo
Not Your Ordinary Pet Store!
TM For Pets & Pet Lovers... Unique Gifts, Treats, Food & So Much More!
18911 Front St • Downtown Poulsbo • (360) 697-1902
Historic Downtown Poulsbo • Front Street
Shop • Eat • Play
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Association to attract more visitors year-round to Poulsbo; recent initiatives include a winter boat rendezvous and the inclusion of Poulsbo in the American Cruise Lines ports of call. The city’s 14 parks, totaling 121.89 acres, and trails have helped balance and complement residential growth. The city’s parks and trails beautify and connect the overall community. Fish Park, at the head of Liberty Bay, is a good spot to view spawning salmon. A walk through the 26-acre park introduces park users to eagles, native plants, and wetlands along Dogfish Creek. The Urban Paths of Poulsbo project is working to develop a network of trails that connect to other trail networks in Kitsap. Poulsbo is also on the Kitsap Peninsula Water Trail, a 250-mile route over water. The Poulsbo Marine Science Center, in downtown Poulsbo, is open year-round. Admission is donation only. Volunteer opportunities are available. Herald file photo
The Marine Science Center in downtown Poulsbo features an aquarium and a touch tank, with creatures common to Puget Sound. The center’s main goal is to educate the public about local sea life. Annual community events celebrate city and national heritage. Viking Fest is perhaps the year’s largest celebration. Held in May to commemorate Norway’s Constitution Day, it features a parade, carnival, Viking village, and contests. Contests include a five-mile run, a paddleboard race, and lutefisk- and oyster-eating contests. Lutefisk is traditional Norwegian fare, a type of cured fish, usually cod. America’s independence is celebrated a day early, on July 3rd, in Poulsbo. The night sky above Liberty Bay is lit up with fireworks for the celebration.
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At Halloween, downtown is blocked to traffic as children and families — dressed to impress, or scare — trick or treat at shops and restaurants.
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Conveniently located at the North Kitsap Medical Center. Corner of Bond & HWY 305
During Daffodil Days in November, residents join Mayor Becky Erickson in beautifying the city by planting daffodil bulbs. In December, people gather in Muriel
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Iverson Williams Waterfront Park for Julefest. Norwegian songs are sung and traditional dances are danced. The Lucia Bride, escorted by Vikings, lights a towering bonfire that burns into the night. In ancient Norwegian culture, the fire is lit to reignite the sun that has waned in winter months, and to keep the Frost Giants away. Year round, Poulsbo has something for residents as well as visitors. The bay is a summer favorite for boaters, kayakers and paddleboarders, while winter months provide a holiday ambiance that is hard to recreate elsewhere — another aspect of Poulsbo that makes it one of Kitsap’s most unique and beloved corners.
Dedicated Tile Company Bathrooms - Kitchens - Flooring - Custom Designs Greg Mason, owner
Poulsbo has 15 parks. Esme Franklin, 19 months, hunts for Easter eggs at Raab Park. Upper right, fireworks light up the sky over Liberty Bay during Poulsbo’s 3rd of July. Herald file photos
DedicatedTile.net DedicatedTileCo@gmail.com (425) 238-2395 “Dedicated to Quality and Service” Licensed and Bonded
Shear Designs 10th Avenue
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360-626-1249 Open 7 days a week! Darla Webb - Owner/Master Stylist Jessica Tucker • Laura Pfund Nicole Blake - Master Stylists
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Viking Ave. JUNCTION
STOP AT VIKING JUNCTION FOR ALL YOUR SHOPPING NEEDS... B’s Fabric Fun & Sewing
More Than Just a Carpet Store!
Your Quilting Headquarters!
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CARPET • VINYL • TILE • LAMINATES • LAMINATED FLOORING WALLPAPER NATURAL STONE • BAMBOO & CORK FLOORING PREFINISHED WOOD FLOORING
Exp. 12/31/14. Must present coupon. Cannot combine with any other offer. One coupon per person. *Discount off MSRP price. Discount off one item only.
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697-2464 19470 Viking Ave Suite 201, Poulsbo Stop by our tasting room for a Beer or a sampler!
Olvera’s Therapeutic Massage, LLC Lic#MA00009028
PPO, KPS, Regence, Group Health, Premera, L&I, PIP
For appointment call (360) 271-1374 Victor Olvera, LMP • 16 years experience
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WYLAND INTERIOR DESIGN CENTER
Custom Kitchen & Bath Cabinets
FREE Kitchen Design with purchase of cabinets!
Tasting Room Hours: Mon-Fri: 2:00-9:00pm Sat: Noon til 9:00pm Sundays: Noon til 7:00pm 650 NW Bovela Ln, Suite #3, Poulsbo, WA 98370 360.930.8696 • www.soundbrewery.com
One-Stop Showroom, We Sell It All!
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Viking Ave. Junction
Rumple New Skins
B’s Fabric Fun & Sewing
Poulsbo Red Apple Market Cenex/CHS
Peninsula Poulsbo Mercantile Paint
Wyland Interior Design
Martinson House Landmark
BOND ROAD Salon Organics
Sound Naturopathic Clinic
YOUR FRIENDLY LOCAL NEIGHBORHOOD GROCER
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Sound Naturopathic Clinic Family Practice Areas of specialization:
• Fatigue • Women’s & Men’s Health • Pediatrics • Pain Management
• Colonics • Allergy Elimination • Colon/Liver Cleansing • Annual Exams
Ruth Urand, ND
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360.598.6999 • 20270 Front St. #103 • Poulsbo • www.soundnaturopathicclinic.com
Poulsbo • Bainbridge Island • Port Townsend 360.779.6995 20530 Viking Way • Poulsbo 937 Hildebrand Ln. Bring in this coupon for Bainbridge Island • 206.842.2227 www.peninsulapaintco.com
FARM, HOME & GARDEN STORE Petroleum • Feed • Seed • Fertilizer • Chemicals 20370 Viking Ave NW, Poulsbo, WA 360-779-2527 • 800-813-7151 www.chs-propane.com PROPANE • PREMIUM DIESEL • ETHANOL FREE GAS
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POULSBO VILLAGE NORTH KITSAP ’S SHOPPING CENTER
SHOPPING | SERVICES | DINING CHOICES | GROCERY | SPECIALTY SHOPS!
For the Kid in all of us...
- 35 Years Experience Remodels • Additions Repairs • Kitchens • Baths Decks • Renovations
• Science • Toys • Games • Models • Kites • Art & Craft • Books
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19351 8th Avenue NE, Suite 208 • Poulsbo, WA License# ISLANDHL01SR9
Open 9am - 8pm in Poulsbo Village, 360-779-8797
Voted North Kitsap’s Best Lunch & Vegetarian Restaurant for 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013
THE SPORT HAUS Specialists in running shoes... we make happy feet!
Running Walking Baseball
Soccer Tennis Football
Basketball Volleyball Lacrosse
An Authentic Taste of Vietnam PHO (Vietnamese Noodle Soup)
Spring & EggRolls • Stir Fried Egg or Rice Noodles • Vermicelli Noodle Bowl
Poulsbo Village Shopping Center
Rice Platters • Fried Rice • Bubble Tea
Mon-Sat 10:30am-9pm • Sun Closed • (Poulsbo Village) 7th Ave NE
Mon-Fri 9:30am-7:00pm • Sat 9:30-6:00pm
Dance & Performing Arts The Wizard of Oz
June 20th & 21st
Ballet • Pointe • Jazz Modern • Tap Hip-Hop • Lyrical Acting • Voice Wedding Choreography Sr. Company Member Becky Darrow
19351 8th Ave NE Suite 100 Poulsbo WA, 98370
We Pride ourselves on being the Best in Customer Service
Voted the Best Hardware Store in North Kitsap! Like us
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– ALSO IN POULSBO VILLAGE –
Voted N.K. “Best Athletic Club” 6 Years in a Row
Poulsbo Athletic club Open 7 days a week • M-F 5am-10pm Sat 7:30am-5:30pm • Sun 8am - 2pm
360.779.3285 • 19611 7th Ave Ne • Poulsbo www.poulsboathletic.com (located behind RiteAid & Albertsons)
• Rehabilitation & Sport Massage • Pediatric Massage • Evening & Weekend Appointments Available Eric Thanem, CPMT, LMP #MA 22333
Poulsbo Athletic club
www.poulsbovillage.com | off Hwy 305
Voted Best Massage Therapist “2010, 2011, 2012 Best of North Kitsap”
Most Insurances Accepted
www.ericsmassageroom.com 19611 - 7th Ave. NE
360-440-3555 • 360-779-3285
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Miss Poulsbo 2013 Makenzie Moody helps light a Christmas tree in Muriel Iverson Williams Waterfront Park. Herald file photo
Also while at
POULSBO VILLAGE make sure to visit NORTH KITSAP ’S SHOPPING CENTER
SHOPPING | SERVICES | DINING CHOICES | GROCERY | SPECIALTY SHOPS! Salon & Spa
Committed to building a strong community by providing loans to local businesses and individuals.
Voted #1 Salon in North Kitsap for the past 6 years!
19880 7th Ave., NE, Suite D www.boncheveux.com Poulsbo, WA 98370
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Art Galleries Ascend Art Gallery
18891 Front St. Suite 109, Poulsbo. 360930-0129, www.ascendartgalleryllc.com. Ascend Art Gallery offers unique works of Egyptian art, wildlife art, abstract art and glass art from a variety of artists.
Bluewater Artworks Gallery & Framing
18937 Front St., Poulsbo. 360-697-4470, www.verkstedgallery.com. The Verksted, an artists’ cooperative, features works by local artists — from jewelry and photography to pottery and stained glass. Open seven days a week.
Theater (Live) Jewel Box Theatre
18881A Front St., Poulsbo. 360-598-6133, www.frontstreetgallerypoulsbo.com.
225 Iverson St., Poulsbo. 360-697-3183, www.jewelboxpoulsbo.org. Poulsbo’s Jewel Box Theatre puts on about six unique and intimate major productions throughout the year, in addition to children’s shows, a speaking series and improv.
Liberty Bay Gallery
Portable Reality Show
18961 Front St., Poulsbo. 360-440-7017, www.bluewaterartworks.com.
Front Street Gallery
18830 Front St., Suite 103, Poulsbo. 360-930-0756, www.libertybaygallery.com/
Performs at The Jewel Box, 225 Iverson St., Poulsbo. 360-697-3183, www. jewelboxpoulsbo.org. Poulsbo’s improv troupe presents benefit performances and a regular slate of shows at the Jewel Box.
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www.kcmt.org. KCMT gives children a creative outlet in a learning environment. They act and co-direct plays, and performs in the North Kitsap Auditorium, 2003 NE Hostmark St., Poulsbo.
Port Gamble Theater
In downtown Port Gamble. 360-977-7135, www.portgambletheater.com. Regular stage performances by The Roving Players. This century-old theater, restored and reopened in 2011, was originally a vaudeville stage and then a movie house.
Movie Theaters Firehouse Theater
11171 State Highway 104, Kingston. 360297-4849. Watch the latest movies in an intimate setting with two screens.
750 NW Edvard St., Poulsbo. 800-326-3264, ext. 418 or 360-697-5642. Ten screens with the latest blockbuster films. Located off Viking Avenue in Poulsbo.
Spoken Word Poulsbohemian Coffeehouse
19003 Front St., Poulsbo. 360-7799199, poulsbohemian.com. “Armchair poetry readings” provide a cozy, low-key atmosphere for mostly local poets to read and be heard.
Music Filling Station
11200 Highway 104, downtown Kingston. 360-297-7732. Great food and more than 20 beers on tap. There’s live music, pool, darts, and a cozy firepit.
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Main Street Ale House
11225 Highway 104, downtown Kingston, 360-297-0440. The Ale House hosts weekly down-home open mic jam sessions gathering a diverse crowd in Kingston, usually on Sunday nights.
18928 Front St., Poulsbo, 360-394-0080, www.tizleys.com. Tizley’s complements its enormous beer selection with a wide range of local and regional musicians, from acoustic pop to Celtic music to roots rock. Weekly open mic Wednesday nights.
Whiskey Creek Steakhouse
1783 Highway 308, Keyport. 360-779-3481, www.whiskeycreeksteakhouse.com. Live piano music, local beers and foods.
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Casinos Clearwater Casino Resort
15347 Suquamish Way NE (off Highway 305), Suquamish. 360-598-8700 or 800375-6073, www.clearwatercasino.com. Coast Salish art, casino, gift shop, hotel, spa, restaurant. Weekly events and an outdoor summer concert series.
The Point Casino
7989 Salish Lane NE (off Hansville Road), Little Boston. 360-297-0070, ext. 125, or 866-547-6468, www.the-point-casino. com. Coast Salish art, casino, gift shop, The Boom Room, The Point Event Center. Dining options include a deli, buffet and an upscale restaurant.
932 NW Slippery Pig Way, Poulsbo. 360-3941686. www.slipperypigbrewing.com. Hours: Friday, 4-8 p.m.; Saturday, 2-8 p.m.; Sunday, 2-6 p.m.
No. 7 Books
26499 Bond Road NE, Kingston. 360-2978316. www.hoodcanalbrewery.com. The first micro-brewery in North Kitsap. Hood Canal makes ambers, stouts, ESBs, IPAs and other seasonal brews. Hours: Check the website.
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Kitsap Regional Library branches
in Poulsbo at 700 NE Lincoln Road, 360779-2915; in Little Boston at 31912 Little Boston Road, 360-297-2670; and Kingston in the Kingston Community Center, 11212 Highway 104, 360-297-3330. Information on the library catalogue and special events at all branches is at wwwkrl.org.
Liberty Bay Books
18881 Front St., Ste. D, Poulsbo. 360779-5909, www.libertybaybooks.com. A local, independent bookstore, featuring an array of books both mainstream and underground. The store also hosts events for the community, and periodic reading and writing groups.
Mr. B’s Bookery
10978 Highway 104, in the Kingston Thriftway Shopping Center next to the post office. 360-297-7380.
20186 B Front St., Poulsbo, www. valhollbrewing.com. Hours: ThursdaySaturday, 4-9 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 6 p.m. Valholl makes a pale ale, stouts, amber rye, IPA and other specialty brews.
Wineries Liberty Bay Cellars
18954 Front St., Poulsbo. 360-779-9773, www.poulsbobookstop.com. A large and constantly changing selection of used books, including art, children’s, gardening, history, literature, and Northwest. 32319 Rainier Ave. NE, House No. 7, Port Gamble. 360-297-4043, www. dauntlessbooks.com. An independent bookstore in Port Gamble that has new, rare and used books. Exhibits local art in its Hallway Gallery and hosts author events.
650 NW Bovela Lane, Suite 3, Poulsbo. 360930-8696, www.soundbrewery.com. Hours: Monday-Tuesday, 2-6 p.m.; WednesdayFriday, 2-9 p.m.; Saturday, noon to 9 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 7 p.m. Tasting room taplist includes IPAs, Belgian-style Imperial Stout, a porter and Belgian-style ales, plus seasonal brews.
4250 Emerald Lane NE, Poulsbo. 206-9102588. By appointment only. The winery produces 1,000 cases a year. It debuted with Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon vintages.
Tasting rooms Eleven Winery
18827 Front St., Poulsbo. 206-780-0905. www.elevenwinery.com. Hours: Call or check the website.
The Savage Vine
6810 NE State Highway 104, Kingston. 360297-8711, www.thesavagevine.com. Hours: Call or check the website.
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Kingston Farmers Market
Poulsbo Farmers Market
Suquamish Farmers Market
May 3 to Oct. 11 Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Port of Kingston’s Mike Wallace Memorial Park.
April 5 to Dec. 20 Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the corner of 7th Avenue and Iverson Street in Poulsbo.
Homegrown and homemade goods from local artisans, crafters and organic farmers. The market also has live entertainment by local and regional performing artists.
The Poulsbo Farmers Market has more than 60 vendors and is affiliated with the Kitsap Community Agricultural Alliance, Kitsap Master Gardeners, Puget Sound Fresh, Seattle Tilth, WSU’s Center for Sustaining Agriculture and Natural Resources, and the Washington State Farmers Markets Association. Several businesses that started at the market have gone on to open storefront locations.
April 16 to Oct. 15 Wednesdays, 3-7 p.m., in the field on Suquamish Way across from the Suquamish Village Shell and the Suquamish Tribe Government Center.
Locally grown and produced items include eggs, herbs, honey, plants and fresh-picked flowers. The market draws artisans from all over Kitsap County and the Olympic Peninsula and unique gifts are easy to come by. Enjoy some fresh-baked goods and coffee, or grab a plate of some great food and head over to the picnic tables and dine in a festive atmosphere. Washington State University Master Gardeners are on hand to give gardening tips. Junior vendors can also set up a table and sell their homemade items. WIC and SFMNP checks are welcome. Info: 360-297-7683 or www.kingstonfarmersmarket.com.
More than 20 vendors sell art, crafts, food, flowers, fresh produce, handmade clothing, gifts, and live music. Info: www.suquamishfarmersmarket.org.
The market features live music each week. Special events include chef demos, Children’s Day, Nutrition and Wellness Fair, Pumpkin Party, Touch-A-Tractor, and the Tomato Taste-Off. The market is working on acquiring a site for a year-round market. Info: 360-779-6720 or www.poulsbofarmersmarket.org.
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You can get fresh flowers, fresh produce and other local goods at a North Kitsap farmers market.
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NKPlaces of Worship Alive Covenant Church 18563 11th Ave. NE, Poulsbo 360-697-4321 www.kitsapalive.com Bayside Community Church 25992 Barber Cut Off Road, Kingston 360-297-2000 www.baysidecommunitychurch.org Bible Baptist Church 2490 NE Jacobson Road, Poulsbo 360-779-5665 http://bbcpoulsbo.com/ Breidablik Baptist Church 239 Lofall Road, Poulsbo 360-779-6844 Calvary Chapel of Poulsbo 23300 Stottlemeyer Road, Poulsbo 360-697-3795 www.calvarypoulsbo.org Gateway Fellowship 18901 8th Ave., Poulsbo 360-779-5515 www.gatewayfellowship.com Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints 2138 NE Mesford St., Poulsbo 360-779-5263 Eglon Community Church 33690 Eglon Road NE, Eglon 360-638-2020 Faith Episcopal Church Worships in Redeemer United Methodist Church 9900 NE Shorty Campbell Road, Kingston 360-271-4987 www.faith-episcopal.org
Indianola Living Hope Church 20789 NE Division, Indianola 360-297-2340
Redeemer United Methodist Church 9900 NE Shorty Campbell Road, Kingston 360-297-4847
Jehovah’s Witnesses 4861 NE Lincoln Road, Poulsbo 360-779-9410
St. Charles Anglican Parish 20295 Little Valley Road, Poulsbo 360-779-3524
Keyport Bible Church 15270 Washington Ave., Keyport 360-779-4235 The King’s Gathering 5082 NE Minder Road, Poulsbo 360-638-2792 Kingston Christian Church 11255 NE 2nd St., Kingston 360-297-2551 www.kingstonchristian.org
St. Peter Catholic Mission 7076 NE South St., Suquamish 360-779-4291
Scandia Bible Church 16748 Scandia Road NW, Poulsbo 360-697-1113
Liberty Bay Presbyterian Church Highway 305 and Harrison, Poulsbo 360-779-7545
Seventh Day Adventist Church 1700 NE Lincoln Road, Poulsbo 360-779-4746
New Covenant Fellowship Gateway School Gym, Poulsbo 360-598-2555 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
S’Klallam Worship Center 32274 Little Boston Road NE, Little Boston 360-297-5505
North Kitsap Baptist Church 20516 Little Valley Road NE, Poulsbo 360-779-4689 nk-bc.org/ North Kitsap Family Church P.O. Box 2050, Poulsbo 360-697-6503 North Peninsula Unity Center 26011 Ohio Ave., Kingston 360-297-5100
Faith Lutheran Church 26736 Miller Bay Road NE, Kingston 360-297-2736
North Point Church 1779 NE Hostmark, Poulsbo 360-779-0800
First Lutheran Church and Christian Center 18920 4th Ave. NE, Poulsbo 360-779-2622, 360-697-2720
Orthodox Christian Mission P.O. Box 2143, Poulsbo 360-598-5500
The Gathering Church 28096 Hansville Road NE, Kingston 360-297-4702
St. Olaf’s Catholic Church 18943 Caldart Ave., Poulsbo 360-779-4291
Poulsbo Church of the Nazarene 22097 Viking Way NW, Poulsbo 360-779-7759
Poulsbo Community Church Hansville Community Church Regal Cinemas 10 7543 Twin Spits Road, Hansville 360-638-2335 750 Edvard St., Poulsbo 360-598-5377 www.hansvilecommunitychurch.com
Storehouse Church 20714 Highway 305, Suite 2C, Poulsbo 360-779-9505 Suquamish Community Congregational United Church of Christ 18732 Division Ave. NE, Suquamish 360-598-4434 Vinland Lutheran Church 2750 Finn Hill Road, Poulsbo 360-779-3428
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The Port of Keyport is one of 12 ports in Kitsap County.
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“It’s a nice little town to live in” A
t first glance, Keyport is a quiet little town at the edge of Liberty Bay. Keyport deserves more than a quick look or pass through. This little town is a place where locals say “hi” on the street, take things a little easy, and slow to the pace of a small-town stroll. While many communities like to boast that they have a small-town vibe. Keyport doesn’t have to make any such boast: It’s living proof. Keyport is, first, a Navy town, the home of Naval Base Kitsap — Keyport. The national anthem is played over the base loudspeakers every morning at 8 a.m., audible to all the town’s 554 residents. Keyport was home to 2,000 civilians and 800 military personnel during World War II. Today, it is home to one of the Navy’s two undersea warfare engineering stations; the other is in Newport, R.I. The Naval Undersea Museum in Keyport is one of the Navy’s 14 official museums. It features a variety of submersible crafts from the Cold War era. The military history of the area laid the foundation for many of its nonnaval residents and veterans to settle there. The community makes special
observances for Pearl Harbor veterans each year, and youth activities are regularly planned at the naval museum. The town has its own July 4th parade; locals note that it has more participants than spectators. Keyport Fest takes places in years when residents can pull it together. The fest is family centered, with live music, games for children, a classic car show, vendor booths, a fishing derby, and ice cream from the Keyport Mercantile. The mercantile could be said to be the hub of the community. Locals gather here to check in with one another and talk about local goings-on. With coffee, a deli, sandwiches and root beer floats, it’s an inviting atmosphere to pull up a chair and chat. The mercantile is owned by Jackie and Tom Lewis, along with four other local couples. The Lewises also own the Grandview Gardens Bed & Breakfast down the street. With views of the bay and the Olympic Mountains, set against the quiet of the small town, the bed and breakfast makes for a romantic getaway, if not a relaxing break from urban life. A short walk down the road is the town’s own port. The humble facility was recently remodeled and updated
with new pilings. It has a boat launch, 14 private slips and five 50-foot guest slips. Boating is big part of Keyport life. The town is a stop on the Kitsap Peninsula Water Trail and is frequented by kayakers, paddlers and paddle boarders. It’s a great rest stop during the annual Paddle Kitsap, in which kayakers paddle from Silverdale to Poulsbo. The port makes a convenient stopping point for cruising boaters as well. Information on the port can be found on the Keyport Improvement Club’s website, www.keyport98345. com. The club serves as the community’s rally squad, organizing coffee meetups at the mercantile, potlucks, the 4th of July parade, senior meals, garage sales and more. The club also raises money through its annual pancake breakfast and the parade to assist area families who are down on their luck at Christmas. Any guide to Keyport would be remiss not to mention one of its landmark restaurants, the Whiskey Creek Steakhouse. Named after a nearby tributary to Liberty Bay, the steakhouse has been a fixture of Keyport life for more than 20 years and has attracted its
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fair share of visitors. Recently, the restaurant went through a makeover provided by the Food Network television show “Restaurant: Impossible.” Facing an economic downturn, it was hoped that the makeover would stir up more business with a fresh new look. Whiskey Creek fans and locals, however, seemed to prefer the original atmosphere. The restaurant moved across the street in 2013, adopting its classic ambience and menu. Another restaurant moved into Whiskey Creek’s old digs: Los Corales is a family-style Mexican restaurant featuring live music on Friday evenings.
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GoldenOpportunities Access Kitsap Transit. ACCESS provides door-to-door and curb-to-curb transportation for older and disabled residents unable to use the fixed-route transit system. Take ACCESS to doctor’s appointments, shopping, visiting friends, or destinations within Kitsap County. To complete an eligibility application and schedule a ride, call 800-422-2877 or 479-7272.
Meals on Wheels Kitsap North Kitsap Senior Center, 18972 Front St. NE, Poulsbo: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays. Kingston Community Center, 11212 State Highway 104, Kingston: Tuesdays and Thursdays. Well-balanced meals, conversation and card games. Noon. Cost: $3. Reservations: 360-377-8511 or 888-877-8511.
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Kingston Community Center, 11212 State Highway 104, Kingston. Info: Joanne, 360-881-0288
Every Wednesday: Meals on Wheels lunch for 60 and older, noon. Reservations required 2 p.m. the day before; $3 donation requested.
Monday: Bridge, 1 p.m. First Wednesday: Foot-care clinic, all day. Second Wednesday: Lunch, 11:30 a.m.
Poulsbo Little Norway Grandmother’s Club Meets monthly. Info: Darleen Munroe, 360-779-9307.
North Kitsap Senior Center 18972 Front St., Poulsbo. 360-779-5702. Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All seniors are welcome for coffee, cookies and conversation. Membership is $10 a year. Must be 50 or older to join. Monday: Bridge, 12:30 p.m.
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First Wednesday: Senior Center Board of Directors, 1 p.m. Second Wednesday: Membership meeting, 1 p.m. Thursday: Potluck, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday: Meals on Wheels lunch for 60 and older, noon. Reservations required 2 p.m. the day before; $3 donation requested. Bingo, 1 p.m., members only.
RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) This federally funded program connects residents 55 and older with volunteer opportunities. Call 800-424-8867 or visit www.getinvolved.gov.
Senior Companions The Senior Companions Program of Kitsap is looking for seniors who are willing to spend 20 hours a week being a special friend to others. Call Lutheran Social Services, 360-377-5511.
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Members of the Suquamish Tribe welcome arriving canoes during the Canoe Journey.
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delivery in October 2013 to the Suquamish Museum had a significant cultural — as well as emotional — impact on the Suquamish Tribe. Nineteen boxes, containing 496 objects, were returned to the Tribe by the Burke Museum. It was the first time the ancestral objects were in the Tribe’s possession since they were removed from what is now Old Man House State Park in the 1950s. The objects “follow the stories people have today,” said Laura Phillips, the collections manager of the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture. “They remember the stories of Old Man House, and certainly the objects reinforce that. It’s their material, their
culture. There are people here, they have some of those objects in their houses that were passed down by their families. They know what these things are and it’s wonderful to be able to return them.” The museum is one of many areas of growth within the Port Madison Indian Reservation, home of the Suquamish Tribe. Several landmarks are distinguished by their striking examples of Coast Salish art: The longhouse architectural elements of the House of Awakened Culture, the house posts at the Veterans Memorial, the gravesite memorial to Chief Si’ahl, or Seattle, at St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery; the art work at Clearwater Casino Hotel and Resort;
and the new Suquamish Museum and Cultural Center. The Suquamish Museum opened on the corner of Division Street and Suquamish Way in 2012. The 9,000-square-foot museum is triple the size of the previous museum and features two galleries, a performance space, museum store and outside learning areas. It’s one of several new developments on the Suquamish Tribe’s reservation. The clubhouse at Suquamish’s White Horse Golf Club opened March 2013. The 22,000-square-foot clubhouse features a full-service restaurant, bar, banquet hall, and golf shop.
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White Horse, located north of Suquamish on South Kingston Road, was designed by Cynthia Dye McGarey. Beautiful and challenging, with yardage from 5,022 to 7,093, it was listed by Golf Digest as one of the best new courses of 2007. The Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort released its five-year plan, which includes convention space, hotel rooms and more amenities in four phases. In early 2014, a new parking garage was completed on the resort grounds. When the other phases are completed in 2017, the resort will have an additional 25,000 square feet of meeting space, 15,000 square feet of pre-function space, a new restaurant, 100 more hotel rooms with water views, and a 5,700-square-foot casino expansion with a 350-seat lounge, specialty restaurant and bar. Suquamish has a major impact on the North Kitsap economy, but it also has a philanthropic impact.
The Suquamish Tribe’s Port Madison Enterprises is the third-largest privatesector employer in Kitsap County. The Suquamish Tribe annually donates approximately $750,000 to local agencies and organizations. It has donated money to the North Kitsap School District to help the district erase budget shortfalls, and donated to local health services to help provide affordable health care. Suquamish leaders are active politically on the regional and national levels as well. In May 2013, Suquamish Chairman Leonard Forsman was sworn in as a member of the federal Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (www. achp.gov) is an independent federal agency that promotes “the preservation, enhancement, and productive use of our nation’s historic resources,” and advises the President and Congress on national historic preservation policy.
In July 2013, Rion Ramirez, general counsel for Port Madison Enterprises, was appointed to the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships. The Commission on White House Fellowships selects the annual class of men and women who work for one year as full-time, paid assistants to senior White House staff, the vice president, Cabinet secretaries and other top-ranking government officials. In November 2013, former Suquamish Tribe Council member Cindy WebsterMartinson was elected to the North Kitsap School Board. She is the first Native American elected to the board. She has degrees in education and education administration, is a certified K-8 teacher, taught in grades K-6 for three years and for the past five years has worked as a teacher in the Suquamish Tribe Education Department. Government The Suquamish Tribe’s government’s offices are on Suquamish Way. Tribal Council meetings are held on alternate Mondays and are open to Tribal
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members. Government departments oversee various public services, including health, human services and public safety. Local businesses The Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort Hotel and Spa, next to the Agate Pass Bridge, draws visitors from all over the Northwest for its gaming fun, entertainment, Pacific Northwest cuisine and Coast Salish art displays. During the summer months, the Clearwater hosts concerts on its event lawn.
A memorial pole honoring Charles Lawrence, a former Suquamish Tribe chairman who died in 1962, stands outside the House of Awakened Culture. Herald file photo
Agate Pass Cafe, Bella Luna Pizzeria, Burtonâ€™s Motorsports, Dockside Grill and Suquamish Auto anchor the downtown core and their longevity demonstrates a loyal following. The Masi Shop general store and gas station on State Route 305 is conveniently located for motorists traveling to and from Poulsbo and Bainbridge Island. Local artists, artisans, farmers and fishermen sell at the Suquamish Farmers Market on Wednesdays, 3-7 p.m., April through October, across the street from the government center.
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Major cultural events Suquamish is a regular stop on the Canoe Journey, an annual reunion of Northwest First Nations and other canoe cultures, in July. Chief Seattle Days is held on the first weekend in August. The celebration includes canoe races, a commemoration at Chief Seattleâ€™s grave, a powwow, and sports competitions.
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Port Gamble S’Klallam Chairman Jeromy Sullivan welcomes visitors to the opening of the Early Childhood Education Center, March 2013.
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Growing in economic, environmental and political influence T
he Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe initiated some projects in 2014 that will help tell the S’Klallam story in a striking way. The Tribe received a $10,000 grant for the creation and installation of welcome poles at Heronswood Garden and Point Julia. Both installations will be symbolic. Point Julia is the site of the Tribe’s first village after being relocated across Port Gamble Bay. The pole will bless and welcoming Native fishers and welcome visitors during the Canoe Journey and other cultural events.
The pole at the entrance to Heronswood Garden will add a piece of Native culture to the garden, which was purchased by the Tribe in 2012. The garden is becoming a venue for community events throughout the year.
Tribal Services. “We’re trying to increase opportunities for activity, places to be socially. We see kids skating on the street and in parking lots. We want to create a place for them to learn it and master the skills.”
The Tribe also opened another recreational outlet in 2014: A skatepark, open to the public, the first project undertaken by the Ryan Sheckler Foundation.
Speaking of youthful activities, a new Early Childhood Education Center opened in 2013. The 5,100-square-foot building replaced a structure dated in the 1920s or 1930s.
“There’s no place for kids to skate [on the reservation], so there aren’t as many skaters as there can be,” said Kelly Sullivan, the Tribe’s executive director of
The Point Casino, which opened in 2012 continues to be an attractive venue for national headliners. In 2013, big names filled the casino’s event list:
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Gallagher made a visit during his “Last Smash” tour; and Chasing Mona, Black Beat Blue, and other bands headlined.
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contained in the treaty, among them the right to fish, hunt and gather in traditional areas.
The Point isn’t just entertainment, it is a showcase of S’Klallam art. Besides the event center, there is an upscale restaurant and two other dining venues. The Point has an air circulation system that renders it virtually smoke-free.
“(The) bay has been our source of economic growth, and sustained us as a culture and as a people,” Chairman Jeromy Sullivan said in an earlier interview. “We need to keep it going for future generations.”
The Tribe also continues to be invested in road and pedestrian improvements on Little Boston Road and at its main campus. Port Gamble S’Klallam continues to work on issues of environmental, political and social importance.
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Little Boston is a center of Port Gamble S’Klallam life. The House of Knowledge houses a career and education center, elders’ center, the S’Klallam Longhouse, a Northwest Indian College satellite classroom, and the Little Boston branch of the Kitsap Regional Library. The Little Boston branch was the first public library opened on an Indian reservation in Washington state, and is used by Native and non-Native residents of North Kitsap.
The Tribe partnered with the Kitsap Forest & Bay Coalition, which raised money to buy from Pope Resources as much as 7,000 acres and two miles of bay shoreline for public open space. The Tribe received up to $3.5 million to help acquire shoreline; the money is part of a settlement from the Navy for salmon habitat impacts from the
S’Klallam, Chimakum and Skokomish leaders signed the Treaty of Point No Point in 1855, opening the region to non-Native settlement. As a selfgoverning indigenous nation, Port Gamble S’Klallam has a governmentto-government relationship with the United States. As a member of the Point No Point Treaty Council and the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission, Port Gamble S’Klallam works to protect the environment that has sustained its people for millennia and protect rights
Port Gamble S’Klallam’s business enterprises are overseen by the Port Gamble Development Authority and include the Gliding Eagle Marketplace; Cedar Specialties, which supplies cedar to other Tribes for cultural purposes: and PGDAccess, which provides broadband access to S’Klallam families and all Tribal entities. Port Gamble S’Klallam participates
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A memorial pole honoring the late Geneva Ives is raised at the Port Gamble S’Klallam House of Knowledge in Little Boston, Sept. 14, 2012. Ives (1923-2009) was the first Port Gamble S’Klallam person to graduate from a public high school. She worked diligently to improve the Tribal education system and related programs. She also taught beadwork, language, and traditional foods and medicine.
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NKSD 2012-13 Data The North Kitsap School District is comprised of six elementary schools, two middle schools, two high schools, and a Parent Assisted Learning Program. The data is the latest reported by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction’s District Report Card, and district financial statements.
Enrollment October 2012
School enrollment, Oct. 2012 Gordon Elementary
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Gender, October 2012 Male
Special programs, May 2013 Free or ReducedPrice Meals
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Revenue per student, 2012-13 Rounded to nearest whole dollar Total Revenues
Total expenditures The North Kitsap School District’s general fund budget for 2012-13 was $59,494,469.99. Here’s how the money was budgeted for programs, in approximation: Regular Instruction $31,250,543
Special Education $8,330,024
Vocational Education $2,679,368
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Middle Schools Kingston Middle School 9000 NE West Kingston Road, Kingston Craig Barry, principal 360-396-3400 Poulsbo Middle School 2003 Hostmark St., Poulsbo Diane Otterby, principal 360-396-3200
High Schools North Kitsap High School 1780 NE Hostmark St., Poulsbo Judson Miller, principal 360-396-3100 Kingston High School 26201 Siyaya Ave. NE, Kingston Christy Cole, principal 360-396-3300
Independent Schools Big Valley Montessori School 24687 Big Valley Road NE, Poulsbo 360-697-1598 Preschool classes for children in the North Kitsap area. Childrenâ€™s Garden Montessori School 3805 NE Sawdust Hill Road, Poulsbo Kristen Sundquist, director 360-779-1225 www.cgmspoulsbo.com Preschool and kindergarten classes for children ages 21/2 to 6, set in a oneroom schoolhouse surrounded by 10 acres of pasture and woodlands. Gateway Christian Schools 705 Lincoln Road NE, Poulsbo Michael Forney, executive director of schools 360-779-9189 www.gatewaychristianschools.org A Christ-centered education for grades K-9. Affiliated with Gateway Fellowship Church, an Assembly of God fellowship.
The Farm Montessori School 17197 Clear Creek Road NW, Poulsbo 360-779-2620 Classes for 68 students ages 3-6. Good Shepherd Montessori Preschool 15439 Sandy Hook Road NE, Poulsbo 360-779-2345, http://gspreschool.com A Christ-centered Montessori education for children ages 3 to kindergarten. The teaching style blends practical life exercises with sensorial activities, language skills, math, geography and Bible stories. Poulsbo Adventist School 1700 Lincoln Road NE, Poulsbo 360-779-6290 http://anim69.adventistschoolconnect. org/ A Christian education for grades 1-8. The school is a ministry of Poulsbo Seventh Day Adventist Church. Silverwood School 14000 Central Valley Road, Poulsbo Susan Radtke, head of school 360-697-7526 www.silverwoodschool.org Offers an interactive and interdisciplinary approach to learning for children in grades 1-6. Trillium School 20830 Indianola Road, Indianola 360-297-3733 www.trilliumschool.org Offers education in the Sudbury tradition with student-directed learning for ages 5-19. West Sound Academy 16571 Creative Drive, Poulsbo Barrie Hillman, head of school 360-598-5954 www.westsoundacademy.org A college preparatory school with a high level of scholarship and artistic expression for grades 6-12.
Colleges Northwest College of Art 16301 Creative Dr. NE, Poulsbo 360-779-9993 www.ncad.edu Offers a well-rounded experience in the arts and a bachelor of fine arts program in visual communications. Olympic College Poulsbo 1000 Olympic College Place, Poulsbo 360-394-2702 www.olympic.edu The Poulsbo campus, which opened in 2004, is a branch of the main campus in Bremerton. It offers a variety of credit courses to satisfy requirements for associate degrees in arts and sciences as well as the first two years of baccalaureate degree programs. The college also offers non-credit classes for employment enrichment, retraining and professional and technical programs. Northwest Indian College, Port Gamble Sâ€™Klallam satellite site 31912 Little Boston Road NE, Kingston 360-297-2646 Regina Corpuz, site manager 360-297-6279 The Port Gamble Northwest Indian College satellite site celebrated its grand opening for a science laboratory classroom Dec. 6, 2011. The new lab is outfitted with $30,000 worth of furniture and equipment. The satellite site offers two-year degrees in science with possibilities of offering four-year degrees in the future.
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The view of Admiralty Inlet from the light at Point No Point. The lighthouse was built in 1879 and is the oldest lighthouse in Puget Sound.
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Sense of community runs strong H
ansville may soon take on certain characteristics of its fishing resort past. At one time, two fishing resorts were located in Hansville; you see three cabins from that era at Norwegian Point Park at the bend in the road. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife bought the old Point No Point Fishing Resort nearby, cleared the site, and plans to develop a boat launch with restrooms and a parking area. The boat launch will be one four boat launches in North Kitsap, and is expected to bring more visitors to the north end.
The number of recreational amenities in Hansville is belied by the quiet and scenic beauty of this place, which overlooks Admiralty Inlet with views of Whidbey Island. That’s what Jo and Fred Nelson moved here for when they retired. “The beauty out here — you either live on the water or have a view. And there’s wildlife,” she said. The Greater Hansville area is defined as the very northern tip of Kitsap County south to Little Boston Road and east to Eglon. And there’s more to it than meets the eye.
There are neighborhoods: Cliffside, Driftwood Key, Point No Point, Shore Woods, and Sterling Highlands. “And Eglon,” Nelson said. “We kind of look at Eglon as part of Hansville.” There are gathering places. The Greater Hansville Community Center (www. hansville.org) is a center of community life. Located at Buck Lake Park, the center hosts events weekly, including bingo nights, holiday gatherings, wine socials, and community sales. The Hansville Grocery is a gathering place too; you’ll have to drive 7.5 miles to get to the nearest store. The Hansville
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Grocery is a general store, where you can get groceries, goodies, fishing gear and souvenirs. The store’s HansGrill restaurant features the Hansvillian — a 3-pound burger challenge. If you finish it within 12 minutes, it’s free. There are historic sites. The Point No Point Light, built in 1879, is the oldest lighthouse in Puget Sound. The U.S. Lighthouse Society is headquartered in one of the keepers’ quarters. It was at Point No Point that representatives of the United States and the Chimakum, S’Klallam and Skokomish peoples signed a treaty in 1855, allowing non-Native settlement in the region. A monument marks the location. There are parks and open space and volunteer opportunities. Members of Norwegian Point Park Volunteers painted the three remaining resort-era cabins and boathouse, and are lobbying for the pier to be rebuilt. They hope one cabin can be restored and used as a museum.
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Other local organizations (take a deep breath): Boot Scootin’ Grannies, Eglon Improvement Club, Flotsam and Jetsam Garden Club, Friends of Point No Point Lighthouse, Hansville Art Guild, Hansville Greenway, Hansville Historical Society, Hansville Ladies Aid, Men’s Koffee Klatch, and North Kitsap Puget Sound Anglers. Jo Nelson volunteers with the Nature Conservancy to help care for Foulweather Bluff Preserve. Hansville has hundreds of acres of greenways and open space for biking, hiking, and wildlife watching. Hansville Greenway Wildlife Corridor and Community Trails wind from Norwegian Point Park to Hood Canal in the west and Point No Point Park in the east. If you want to put living in Hansville to the test, you can stay at the Milky Way Farm Guest House (www. milkywayfarmguesthouse.com), or the Point No Point Light keeper’s quarters (www.uslhs.org/vacation_rental.php).
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City of Poulsbo Poulsbo Parks & Recreation 19540 Front St. NE, Poulsbo 360-779-9898 www.cityofpoulsbo.com/parks Offers classes, courses, and sports programs for pre-school, youth and seniors.
Golf Kitsap Country Greens Driving Range 8400 NE West Kingston Road, Kingston 360-297-4653 Offers a golf driving range and lessons. White Horse Golf Course 22795 Three Lions Place NE, Kingston (off South Kingston Road) 360-297-4468 www.whitehorsegolf.com 18 holes on a challenging course designed by Cynthia Dye McGarey. There’s also an 11-acre practice facility, including a doubleended driving range and putting green, and a club house with restaurant.
Leagues North Kitsap Babe Ruth & North Kitsap Little League Snider Park, 22898 Viking Way NW, Poulsbo League play from T-ball to Babe Ruth, and girls softball league. Babe Ruth information: 360-697-1777 or www.nkbaberuth.org. Little League: 360-697-2391 or www.nkll. com.
North Kitsap Lacrosse Brian O’Connor, secretary 206-409-1172 www.nklax.org Competitive league for middle school and high school teams. North Kitsap Pee Wees 360-340-4914 www.nkpeewees.com North Kitsap Pee Wees is a non-profit organization that offers basketball, cheerleading and football. Ages for participation vary from 5-13, depending on the sport. North Kitsap Soccer Club www.northkitsapsoccer.org The North Kitsap Soccer Club is part of a network that includes more than 1,300 soccer players throughout the state. For children ages 5-18. Kingston Youth Sports Association www.kingstonyouthsports.com Founded in 2012, this nonprofit is dedicated to hosting sports in the north end of the county. Sports include PeeWee football, youth wrestling, cheerleading, and youth basketball. The board of directors meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first Tuesday of every month at the S’Klallam Tribal Center, 31912 Little Boston Road.
Outdoor activities Olympic Outdoor Center 32379 Rainer Ave, Port Gamble 360-297-4659 www.olympicoutdoorcenter.com Rentals, youth camps, tours, kayaking lessons, races and events. Kingston Adventures 11133 Northeast Maine Street, Kingston 360-860-1717 www.kingstonadventures.com Rentals, camps, and group outings.
Running Poulsbo Running 19980 10th Ave. NE, Poulsbo 360-779-8757 www.poulsborunning.com Running group meets year-round every Sunday at 8:30 a.m. Call for more details.
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Sailing Poulsbo Parks and Recreation 360-779-9898 www.cityofpoulsbo.com/parks The Poulsbo Parks and Recreation Department offers beginning sailing courses during the summer at the Port of Poulsbo and Port of Kingston marinas. For all ages.
Skateparks Billy Johnson Skate Park 24700 Lindvog Road NE, Kingston Offers mini-vert, rails, a bowl and more. Little Boston Skatepark Just off of Little Boston Road, near the Tribal Center, in Little Boston. Rails, steps, vert- and mini-ramps. For Tribal members and guests. Raab Park Skate Park 18349 Caldart Ave NE, Poulsbo 360-779-9898 Offers vert- and mini-ramps and a pyramid.
Swimming North Kitsap Community Pool 1881 NE Hostmark St., Poulsbo 360-396-3285 Open to the public for lap swims. The times for lap swims vary each day. Lessons are available for swimmers of all ages and abilities. Other programs include: • Water aerobics, combines aerobic and muscle-building exercises in the shallow end of the pool. • Kitsap Water Blossoms, synchronized swimmers from basic to advanced level. Participants can also choose to compete in their respective age groups. The season is from September to June. • The Poulsbo Piranhas, a competitive swim team. Coaches welcome. For swimmers 6 and older who are at least Level 4 swimmers. To join, attend a swim practice at 6:30 p.m. on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday, or visit www.poulsbopiranhas.com.
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NKFestivals & Events Roots Rock Trail Running Series www.rootsrockrun.com A set of races on the single-track trails and dirt roads in the Pope Resources forest near Port Gamble throughout the year. Check the races’ website for dates and times.
Port Gamble Ghost Walk Port Gamble commonly hosts paranormal walks through its small town. Each year, however, it hosts a conference in the fall, attracting ghost enthusiasts from all around to the Port Gamble Historical Museum. Frequent guided tours by a museum curator are provided throughout town, with stops at places with reported supernatural activity. Infrared cameras and recorders are encouraged. Dress in weather-appropriate clothing. The tour will not be cancelled because of weather. Reservations are required for the ghost walk. Info: 360-297-8074, portgamble@ orminc.com, www.portgamble.com.
19th annual Easter Egg Hunt April 19 Begins 1 p.m. at Raab Park in Poulsbo. Prizes will be given. Hunting areas are divided by age groups: 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, and 11-12. Info: 360-779-9898
Kites Over Kingston Spring The Downtown Kingston Association sponsors this event from at Mike Wallace Park. Info/dates and times: www.kingstonchamber.com
Viking Fest Third weekend in May Poulsbo’s largest and most popular annual festival, originally created to honor Norway’s Constitution Day, Viking Fest is an annual tradition celebrating the city’s heritage. Count on Vikings cavorting down Front Street, an authentic Viking Village and entertainment at the Kvelstad Pavilion and Sons of Norway. Food booths and crafts will be at Waterfront Park and Anderson Parkway. Info: www.vikingfest.org
Midsommer Fest June 21 Join in a Scandinavian tradition of celebrating the Summer Solstice at Poulsbo’s Waterfront Park. Event features folk dancing, games, decorating and raising the midsummer pole, the fish toss, food and more. At 8 p.m., the Viking Parade, lighting of the bonfire and Midsummer proclamation by Sons of Norway Vikings takes place. Info/date and time: 360-779-5209, www.poulsbosonsofnorway.com.
Fireworks on the Fjord July 3 Celebrating Independence Day a day early has been a Poulsbo tradition that keeps getting better every year. The evening concludes with a spectacular fireworks display on Liberty Bay.
Kingston Fourth of July July 4 An old-fashioned community Independence Day parade in downtown Kingston takes place in addition to Tiny Town in Kola Kole Park where kids can enjoy games, rides, great food and live entertainment. The popular Kingston fireworks show blasts off over Appletree Cove at dusk. Info: 360-297-3813 www.kingstonchamber.com.
North Kitsap Relay for Life July 18 North Kitsap High School Teams of eight to 15 walkers from businesses, churches, schools, organizations, families and neighborhoods join with the cancer survivors (the honored guests) and their families for the 24hour relay. Info: 800-729-3880, www.relayforlife.org.
Kitsap Arts & Crafts Festival July 25, 26 and 27 A juried and judged art show with 120 booths representing artisans from all over the Northwest takes place at Kola Kole Park in Kingston. More than 100 craft booths with artists in action will also be set up and other entertainment. 360-297-2490 www.kitsapartsandcrafts.com
Poulsbo Arts Festival Third weekend in August This annual event takes place 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Poulsbo’s Waterfront Park, sponsored by the Cultural Arts Foundation Northwest. Features a juried arts and crafts show, live music, food, children’s activities and more. 360-697-1397 www.cafnw.org
Chief Seattle Days Third weekend in August This festival hosted by the Suquamish Tribe celebrates Chief Seattle and features a salmon bake, art, canoe races, Pow-Wow and traditional dancing, and a dance for teens. 360-598-3311 www. suquamish.nsn.us
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Hansville Rummage Sale Aug. 9-10 The biggest and best rummage sale of them all takes place each year at the Greater Hansville Community Center at Buck Lake Park. The center holds dropoff events each month leading up to the sale. Check its website for dates and information. 360-638-0420 www.hansville.org
Indianola Days Mid-August Where the East meets the West. The opposite sides of Indianola Dock, that is. The community gets together for this fun-filled, event-packed weekend with talent shows, pet parades, egg-rolling competitions and a sand structure competition.
Touch a Truck Aug. 23 From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Poulsbo Village shopping center. A family fun-filled event. Kids get to explore a variety of vehicles – fire trucks, police cars, tow and dump trucks, cement mixers and many more. 360-779-6447 www.poulsbovillage.com
S’Klallam Days Late summer Days of games and fun at the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe’s annual festival take over the tribal center. 360-297-2646 www.pgst.nsn.us
Poulsbo Music Festival Sept. 11 This free event features three bands and children’s games from 2-7 p.m. at Raab Park. Sponsored by the Greater Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce. www.poulsbomusicfestival.com
Old Mill Days Americana July 4-6 Port Gamble will be alive with carnival rides, fire works, more food than a person can eat, weekend vendors, live music and logging demonstrations. www.oldmilldays.com 360-297-8074
Poulsbo Marathon Early October A marathon, half-marathon, relay, 10K and kids’ events early in October. The event, which started in 2010, draws hundreds of people. The marathon and halfmarathon courses are USATF sanctioned and certified and runners can gain entry for the Boston or NYC marathons with qualifying times. www.poulsbomarathon.com
Lutefisk and Lefse Dinner Third Saturday in October The First Lutheran Church annual Lutefisk and Lefse Dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. features more than 2,000 pounds of lutefisk and lefse. 360-779-2622 www.poulsbo-lutefisk.com
Downtown Halloween Oct. 31 Children can wear costumes and trick or treat in downtown Poulsbo. www.poulsbochamber.com
Julefest and Christmas Bazaar Dec. 6 The bazaar takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sons of Norway, 18891 Front Street in Poulsbo. At 4 p.m. in Waterfront Park, Julefest begins with traditional songs and dances. When the sun goes down, the Lucia Bride is escorted by Vikings to the waterfront fire pit to light a bonfire. 360-779-5209. www.poulsbosonsofnorway.com
Kingston Country Christmas December This annual event features a holiday bazaar in the Kingston Community Center, a Santa’s breakfast, art walk, music, bonfires at Mike Wallace Park, lighted boat parade, tree lighting and lots of visits with Santa. www.kingstonchamber.com
Port Gamble Country Christmas December A country Christmas set against the backdrop of historic Port Gamble. Carolers and a horse-drawn carriage complete the event. 360-297-8074. www.portgamble.com
Art in the Woods November This event takes place at studios all over North Kitsap featuring artists and their work. Cultural Arts Foundation Northwest sponsors this annual event. www.cafnw.org
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The Indianola dock is a center of community life. It’s also represents a century of local history.
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A charming life in a charming place I
ndianola is indeed a small, quiet town. But it boasts the resident involvement and community pride of larger communities. That pride was evident in 2013, when Port of Indianola commissioners voted to close the pier, known as the Indianola dock, while its structural integrity was studied. The dock was closed for several months, spurring residents to show their support for and against the closure. Ultimately, two new members of the port commission were elected, the dock reopened, a group of volunteers did some repairs, and the commission appointed an advisory committee to help raise funds for dock improvements.
Voters created the Indianola Port District in 1933, but the dock is almost 20 years older than that. At the time, the village was a port of call for the Mosquito Fleet ferries. The Port of Indianola owns the property and tidelands 50 feet to the left and right of the Indianola dock. Port assets include the dock, the mooring float and the access stairs to the beach. The beach is open only to members of the Indianola Beach Improvement Club. The port boundary is a grid that stretches about two miles east to west. The west boundary is a line stretching north to south, from Sunridge Way NE in Miller Bay to Gerald Cliff Drive. The port’s 2013 projected tax rate is 15.4
cents per $1,000 of assessed property value, or $30.80 annually on a house appraised at $200,000. A total of $41,954 was expected to be received in taxes in 2013; the port’s 2013 annual operating budget was $38,648. On the port’s payroll: A contract bookkeeper and one temporary maintenance employee, paid hourly. Port commissioners are currently unpaid. They are Jeff Henderson, Eric Cookson, and John Lane. Indianola is located on the north shore of Port Madison, on the Port Madison Indian Reservation. It was originally established as a summer community; Mosquito Fleet ferries stopped here until the 1950s. Local forests and beaches still draw visitors.
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Each summer, the community celebrates Indianola Days. There is no set date; it’s held on whichever weekend coincides with the lowest minus tide. Indianola Days has a car show, dance, pet parade, salmon bake, tennis tournament, and talent night. Beach activities include a kids’ dash and tug-of-war competition. The highlight of the celebration is the sand castle-building competition. Sand castles are judged in five categories: intricate, humorous, creature, mystery and kids. Castles are built with shovels, buckets and bare hands; however, some competitors go as far as using rakes, for example, to add texture. It’s a spectacle any beach enthusiast would want to see. Year-long, the Indianola Clubhouse is a venue for celebrations, gatherings and public meetings. The clubhouse, in the center of town, is tended by volunteers. Across the street from the clubhouse, the Bud Merrill Pavilion is a venue for craft displays, farmers markets and outdoor barbecues. The Saturday market at the pavilion features a gathering of vendors selling local Rebecca Slattery harvests berries at Persephone Farm in Indianola. Persephone Farm is a CSA — or Community Supported Agriculture — farm. Residents pay a subscription fee and receive a commensurate supply of groceries. Kipp Robertson / Herald
goods and produce. The Indianola Country Store and Deli — the only store in town — is the local hangout. Outside, a community bulletin board keeps residents informed of local goings-on. Inside, visitors can fill up on sandwiches and other deli fare. Those looking for a woodland getaway can discover more about what Indianola’s environment at Camp Indianola. The camp’s facilities are available for rent to faith-based and secular non-profit, educational, recreational and church organizations. The year-round camp and retreat has five main buildings for housing. The venue includes summer camps from July to August. Go to www. campindianola.org. The Strawberry Festival is in July at Indianola Living Hope Church. The annual event has been presented for four decades. Guests feast on layers of homemade shortcake, Washington strawberries and fresh whipped cream, all prepared in the church’s kitchen. The festival often includes raffles, live music and other activities.
FAST FACTS Indianola was formed on the portion of the Port Madison Indian Reservation which had been allotted to KaKue, aka “Beedee,” in 1886. A relative, Chief Jacob, inherited the allotment in 1909, but the Supreme Court awarded ownership to a non-Native man, Alfred Loughrey, the widower of another heir. Development began in 1916 with the formation of the Indianola Beach Land Company by W. L. Gazzam, to promote real estate sales on the land owned by the Loughreys. A dock and a store were built as amenities to attract buyers. In the early 20th century, most transportation on Puget Sound was by steamer, and a community’s dock was often its only lifeline to the outside world. Such was the case for Indianola, and by 1918 a steamer was docking there every weekend. Daily ferry service was initiated in 1919. — Source: Port of Indianola
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NKCivic Organizations Poulsbo American Legion Post No. 245 Meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at 19068 Jensen Way, Suite 3A. Open to veterans and active-duty members of U.S. Armed Forces. Also: Sons of Veterans and the Ladies Auxiliary. 360-779-5456 email@example.com CHOICE Support Group Support group meets at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday in Gateway Fellowship Church. Learn how to make healthy choices by learning boundaries, self-awareness and skills. 360-779-5515 Chuckwagon Senior Nutrition Program At the North Kitsap Senior Center, 18972 Front St., Poulsbo. Contact: Craig at 360-377-8511 or 888-877-8511 Cultural Arts Foundation Northwest Volunteer group dedicated to furthering the arts in Kitsap County. Presents Art in the Woods and the Poulsbo Arts Festival. 360-697-6342 www.cafnw.org Daughters of Norway The Nina Grieg Lodge No. 40 meets at 10 a.m. the second Saturday of each month in The Sons of Norway, 18891 Front St. 360-779-5209 Eagles Aerie No. 3586 The North Kitsap Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 3586 meets in the group hall, 4230 NE Lincoln Road. Bingo 12:30 p.m. every Sunday. 360-779-7272 Evening Lions The Poulsbo Evening Lions Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the first and third Thursday in St. Olaf’s Church, 18943 Caldart Ave NE. www. poulsbolions.org
Grief Support Group Hospice of Kitsap County offers nine-week grief support groups and ongoing groups in Poulsbo. 360-698-4611 www.hospicekc. org Historic Downtown Poulsbo Association Works to preserve downtown. 360-697- 3366 www.historicdowntownpoulsbo.com Kitsap Cancer Services Offers free support services for cancer patients, their families, friends and caregivers, as well as support groups. www.kitsapcancerservices.org Kiwanis Club of Greater Poulsbo Meets Fridays at 7 a.m. in the Taprock Northwest Grill, 760 Liberty Way. Sharron Sherfick at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360531-1712 Little Norway Toastmasters Public speaking and leadership skills. Meetings at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at Martha & Mary 19282 Front St. 360-297-2845 email@example.com Warren G. Harding Masonic Lodge No. 260/Kitsap Peninsula Shrine Club The Warren G. Harding Lodge meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month at 18815 3rd Ave. NE, Poulsbo. If holiday, second Thursday. 360-779-2605 secretary@ nkmasons.net, www.nkmasons.net Noon Lions The Poulsbo Noon Lions Club meets at 12 noon every Thursday in the First Lutheran Church social hall. www.poulsbolions.org North Kitsap Fishline Provides food and other assistance in cooperation with other agencies. A food bank and thrift store are located at 18916 3rd Ave. 360-779-5190 www.nkfishline.org
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Optimist Club Meets at 7 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of the month in the Poulsbo Inn breakfast room. A volunteer service group dedicated to creating an optimistic future for children and older residents. Contact: Bob or Adele Heinrich, 360-779-1931 www.optimist.org Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce Serves as an advocate for businesses and provides leadership in the community to ensure a healthy business climate. Located at 19351 8th Ave., Suite 108. 360-779-4848 www.poulsbochamber.com Poulsbo Friends of the Library Meets at 9:30 a.m. the first Monday of each month in the Poulsbo Library. 360-779-2915 Poulsbo Garden Club To create a wider knowledge of plants and flowers; general interest in gardening; civic beauty; and organize exhibitions. Meets the second Saturday of the month at 9:30 a.m., Poulsbo Library, 700 Lincoln Road 360-779-6234 Poulsbo Historical Society Meets at 9:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month in the City Council chambers, 200 Moe St. Call to verify schedule. 360440-7354 www.poulsbohistory.org Poulsbo-North Kitsap Rotary Meets weekly for fellowship, breakfast and informative presentation at 7 a.m. Fridays, Sons of Norway Hall, 18891 Front St. www.poulsborotary.org Poulsbo Yacht Club Located at 18129 Fjord Drive NE Suite T, the club has many activities at its clubhouse and promotes boating in the Northwest. 360-779-3116 www.membermanager.net/poulsboyc Sons of Norway No. 44 Located at 18891 Front St., the group promotes heritage and offers classes in traditional carving, rosemaling, cooking, dance and language. Business meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month. There are several other clubs associated with the group for all ages. 360779-5209 www.poulsbosonsofnorway.com
2014 North Kitsap Almanac 47 Soroptimists Soroptimist International of Greater North Kitsap meets for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month at Stella’s Pizza and Pasta, 19980 10th Ave. NE No. 104, Poulsbo. Contact: Teresa Costa, (206) 947-6195 www.signk.org Trout Unlimited North Kitsap Salmon chapter meets at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month in the Poulsbo Library community room. www.troutunlimitedwashington.org Volunteers in Police Service (VIP) The Poulsbo Police Department Volunteers in Police Service meet at 1:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month in the Poulsbo Fire Department Fire Hall, 911 NE Liberty Road. 360-779-3113
Hansville Flotsam and Jetsam Garden Club Meets at 9 a.m. the second Wednesday of the month, September through June, in the Greater Hansville Community Center on Buck Lake Road. The club hosts expert speakers, field trips and workshops, and supports conservation and scholarships. 360-638-1061 www.flotsamandjetsamgardenclub.com Greater Hansville Community Center The Greater Hansville Community Center Board of Trustees meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. in the East Room of the community center building. The center is located at Buck Lake Park on Buck Lake Road. Visitors are always welcome at board meetings. . Hansville Ladies Aid Group serves as caretakers of the Hansville Cemetery and supports the needs of the community. Meets at 9:30 a.m. the third Tuesday of the month at the Driftwood Key Clubhouse, 37608 Vista Key Drive. Contact: Cathy Graves, 360-638-2421 www.hansville.org/Organizations/Ladies_ aid.htm
Indianola Indianola Beach Improvement Club 20466 Indianola Road NE. 360-297-4242 Indianola Garden Club Helps beautify Indianola and meets at 1 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month for featured speakers. Contact: Nancy, 360297-1245
Kingston Downtown Kingston Association Meets at 4 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month in American Marine Bank on Lindvog Road. The group works to revitalize downtown. Greater Kingston Community Chamber of Commerce Provides support and networking for area businesses with monthly business lunches, after-hours networking and promotes Kingston by hosting seasonal community events. 360-297-3813 www.kingstonchamber.com Greater Kingston Kiwanis Club Provides support of local projects and its foundation sponsors scholarships. Events include annual fresh berry sale and Mustang raffles. Meets at 7 a.m. every Thursday morning. 360-297-2661, ext. 34. Kingston Citizens Advisory Council This group, made up of representatives of community groups appointed by the Kitsap County Board of Commissioners, meets at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month ast North Kitsap Fire & Rescue. Contact: 360-297-3619 Kingston Cove Yacht Club Based in a clubhouse at the Port of Kingston, the yacht club hosts events such as barbecues, cruises, boat parades, and a fall salmon derby. Monthly meetings are at 8 p.m. the third Thursday of each month with a potluck dinner at 7 p.m. 360-2973371 www.kingstoncoveyachtclub.org Kingston Food Bank 26096 W 1st St. NE, Kingston. Serving Kingston for more than 40 years, it provides food and necessities for those in need. 360-297-4861 Kingston Friends of the Library Meets at 10 a.m. the first Tuesday of the month at the Kingston library, 11212 Highway 104, Kingston. 360-297-3330 Kingston Garden Club Meets monthly for business and special presentations by guest gardeners and horticulturists. Provides grants and scholarships. Nancy Martin, 360-297-6640 www.kingstongardenclub.com Kingston Historical Society Meets at 10 a.m. the fourth Wednesday of every month to help preserve and promote the heritage of Kingston. Contact: Harriet Muhrlein, 360-297-2448
Kingston-North Kitsap Rotary Meets weekly at noon on Wednesdays in the Kingston Cove Yacht Club for business and a featured presentation. Supports parks and schools in the area. www.kingston-nkrotary.org Kingston Revitalization Association Meets at 7 p.m. the third Monday of the month at American Marine Bank, 26563 Lindvog Road, Kingston. 360-297-3813 ShareNet Associated with Bayside Community Church in Kingston. Offices, a food bank and thrift store are located at 26021 United Road, in the Cutting Edge Business Park off Bond Road. 360-297-2266 VFW North Kitsap Weaver Post No. 2463, 26096 W 1st St. NE, Kingston.
Port Gamble BSA Venturing Crew 1042 Meets on the last Thursday of every month at the Masonic Hall on NE Rainier Avenue in Port Gamble. A high-adventure group, serving coeducational youth in high school and college. Visit www.crew42.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Franklin Lodge No. 5, F&AM 5 Rainier Ave, Port Gamble www.franklinlodge5.com
Port Gamble S’Klallam Head Start Kitsap Community Resources and the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe offer child care, learning centers and free preschool as well as services for children up to age 5 and pregnant women. 360-297-6277, 360-4732075
Suquamish Suquamish Citizens’ Advisory Council Meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at the Suquamish Elementary School Library, 18950 Park Ave. NE and works to improve the Suquamish community. Contact: Scott Diener, 360-337-4966 YWCA Alive A women’s support group focusing on healing from the effects of physical and/ or emotional abuse in relationships meets from 6-7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month in Suquamish. 360-551-3140
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Population: 19 years of age or younger 20 and older Median age
2,099 494 1,605 45.3
Kingston A heron rests on a piling at the Port of Kingston Marina. Appletree Cove is a great place for wildlife watching.
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A small town with a lot of heart T
he Kingston community knows all about growth and balance.
Two new pieces of land were acquired by the port, which will be used as parks.
A senior apartment building opened its doors to qualified tenants in late 2013. Though not directly related to the efforts of the Village Green Foundation, the apartments are an example of a community in action.
A maintenance dredge in Appletree Cove, which did not come to fruition in 2013, will be on the portâ€™s priority list. Though the delay in the dredge could hinder boaters launching from the port in early 2014, it will benefit them in the long run.
One of the biggest projects on the horizon is the new Kingston Community Center at Village Green. The Village Green Foundation is raising money for a brand-new 22,121-square-foot community center to house the Boys & Girls Club, a community kitchen, meeting rooms and the new Kingston branch library. The Foundation supported the efforts of the senior apartments, which are owned by Martha & Mary. Just down the road from the Village Green Park, the Port of Kingston is expanding its green space, while working on important maintenance.
And to balance all the work being done in Kingston, there is play. Up for a round of golf? Try awardwinning White Horse Golf Club. The course has a new 22,000-square-foot clubhouse with full-service pro shop, restaurant and bar.
or Arness Park for spectacular views of Puget Sound, or along the marsh at Carpenter Lake. Hikers can find six miles of trails beginning at the North Kitsap Heritage Park, completed in 2009 thanks to local volunteers. Getting out on the water? Itâ€™s not just boaters and kayakers having a blast in Appletree Cove. Kingston offers a plethora of water activities, such as paddleboarding and fishing. Shopping, skateboarding at the skate park, live music at the pavilion at Mike Wallace Memorial Park, and even a zombie flashdance at Halloween are all familiar events in Kingston.
Good food? Downtown Kingston has a creperie, cafes, a seaview pub, handmade ice cream and even a popcorn stand.
The larger library space is badly needed by the community, which has outgrown the current 1,260-square-foot facility. The new library is planned to be about 5,000 square feet.
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Center celebrated a major success in 2012. For years, a small culvert prevented natural fish passage between the Carpenter Creek estuary and Appletree Cove. A new bridge was constructed on South Kingston Road, which opened up the fish passage. Stillwaters staff members say the estuary is now healing itself. The opened estuary also underlined the need for the Port of Kingston to dredge Appletree Cove, which has not been dredged since the 1960s. The maintenance dredge will allow better navigation to the port’s guest moorage spaces and from the boat launch. The port hopes to begin the two-week project in July. The port’s Board of Commissioners also made a tough decision for commuters in 2012. After five years and many community meetings, the board voted to shut down the SoundRunner
passenger-only ferry service. The board said SoundRunner couldn’t generate enough riders to cover the cost of the service. However, Kingston’s foray into passenger ferry service did kickstart discussions on the need for an area transit district to subsidize a future passenger ferry. The port also hosts a popular holiday attraction, stringing up thousands of lights in fantastic shapes — fish, crabs, poinsettias, a sunflower, and even a seahorse were created this last year. The display is lit up for the season at the annual Kingston Country Christmas. One of Kingston’s largest stakeholder groups, the Kingston Citizen Advisory Council, has representatives from local businesses, including the Chamber of Commerce, other nonprofit organizations such as Stillwaters and Rotary Club of Kingston-North Kitsap, and service agencies, such as the North
Kitsap Fire & Rescue. The council has been working on a downtown revitalization plan for many years, in which the main goal is to redirect ferry traffic around the downtown core to relieve congestion. The plan, which is still in draft stage at the county Department of Community Development, also includes free WiFi downtown, parking alternatives and new, wider sidewalks.
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Port Gamble Old Mill Days is a celebration of Port Gamble’s 150 years as a timber town.
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From an old town, a new one emerges P
ort Gamble is taking some big steps in its transformation from company town to seaside community. Pope Resources, which has owned the town since 1853, is selling much of its North Kitsap forestland to a conservancy so it can concentrate on Port Gamble’s revival. It has submitted a master plan for development in the town and reached an agreement with the state for the cleanup of the site where it operated a mill for 142 years. “Have you been to Seabrook,” asked Jon Rose, president of Olympic Property Group, Pope Resources’ real estate arm. He was referring to the pedestrian-friendly beach community on the central Washington coast, with its Northwest coastal architecture, walking trails, green spaces, and quaint shops.
“It’s an example of how popular Port Gamble will be.” Here’s what to expect in 2014: The North Kitsap Forest & Bay Coalition will complete its purchase of the Shoreline Block — one of five tracts of land Pope is selling — in February, followed by the Heritage Block in spring and the Divide Block later in the year. The draft environmental impact statement on the Port Gamble master plan will be available for public comment in March or April. The master plan calls for a neighborhood of approximately 200 new homes, with a neighborhood pavilion and beach access. Centuryold homes owned by Pope Resources would be sold. An agricultural district is proposed, with a farmers market,
orchard, production garden, vineyards, and a landscape and horticultural center. Also proposed is a waterfront boardwalk, nature trails, parks, stores and waterfront dining. Port Gamble hopes to build a new dock. Within five years, the new Port Gamble will start taking shape. “Hopefully, the mill site will be all cleaned up and the creosote pilings taken out,” Rose said. “Perhaps we’ll be constructing or laying the foundation for a waterfront lodge. There will be some new homes and new shops. It will be on its way to growing up.” New homes and buildings will have the same architectural style as the existing mid-1800s buildings, which were patterned after the owners’
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hometown of East Machias, Maine. This place is steeped in history. A street, Teekalet Avenue, carries the indigenous name for the spit where Andrew Pope and William Talbot built a timber mill in 1853. S’Klallam residents were relocated to Point Julia, on what is now the Port Gamble S’Klallam reservation, but were a vital part of a workforce that included East Machias men recruited by Pope and Talbot.
Port Gamble’s Buena Vista Cemetery is the final resting place of many early Port Gamble residents, among them Gustave Englebrecht, the first U.S. Navy sailor to die in action on the West Coast. He was killed in February 1856 in a battle with indigenous raiding parties from British and Russian territories. The Port Gamble Historical Museum features artifacts, images and reproduced settings that help tell the story of Port Gamble and the lives
of those who lived and worked here. Among the reproductions: A Coast Salish house; a cabin and hold from a Pope & Talbot ship of the late 1800s; rooms in the Hotel Puget, built in 1903 and demolished in 1963; and various mill work stations. Indigenous artifacts on display in the museum include Northwest Coast Native baskets and a carved and painted canoe paddle presented by Port Gamble S’Klallam Chairman Gerald J. Jones to
Port Gamble village has many characteristics similar to its founders’ hometown of East Machias, Maine.
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Pope & Talbot Chairman Peter Pope in 1993. Port Gamble’s 4,300 acres of forested land are popular among cyclists, horseback riders, runners, and outdoor enthusiasts. The trails are the setting for competitive endurance rides and the Roots Rock Trail Running Series. Castleman Field is a small runway for operators of radio-controlled airplanes. Muddy Paws Agility Club of Kitsap hosts dog agility trials annually in July. The annual Old Mill Days festival is July 4-6. The festival includes a lumberjack show, toughest timber man contest, hot saws and chainsaw carving competitions, ice carving demonstrations, fireworks, live music, car show, and carnival.
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The historic Port Gamble Theater, established in 1906 and reopened in 2011, presents stage productions through the year. This year: “Pygmalion,” March 28-April 13; “All I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten,” July 11-27; “The Canterville Ghost,” Oct. 3-19; and “Heidi,” Dec. 5-21. Port Gamble is a popular destination for weddings. The town offers two venues: St. Paul’s Church and the Hood Canal Vista Pavilion. The church, built in 1869, is modeled after the hometown of Port Gamble’s founders in Maine. The pavilion, built in 2009, is on the original site of the Hotel Puget. Port Gamble’s neighborhood of Victorian-era homes inspired an annual ghost conference and ghost walks. Included in the tour is the famous Walker-Ames house. Port Gamble Country Christmas in December features the town aglow from 100,000 lights, children’s activities, horse-drawn carriage rides, a fruitcake contest, a tree-lighting ceremony, and a fireworks display. For a calendar of events, visit www. portgamble.com.
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NKParks & Preserves Nature preserves, parks, and recreational programs: North Kitsap is conducive to a fit lifestyle. Itâ€™s also a nature-loverâ€™s paradise. This beautiful area is habitat for bald eagles, porpoises, river otters, seals and whales. For more information about city and county parks, visit www.cityofpoulsbo. com, and www.kitsapgov.com/parks.
A Quiet Place Park Kingston From Highway 104 in Kingston turn left on Ohio Street. The 9.3-acre county park features an unspoiled forest, walking trails and views.
American Legion Park Poulsbo This park is located at the north end of the boardwalk on Liberty Bay that starts at Waterfront Park, and has a playground, trails and restrooms.
Arness Roadside County Park Kingston Located on South Kingston Road near Highway 104, on Apple Tree Cove. Tidal flows in and out of the estuary stir up sea life and attract eagles, herons and osprey. Sandy beach, picnic areas with barbecue stands, and restroom.
Austurbruin Park Poulsbo Located on Curt Rudolph Road near Poulsbo Elementary School, this twoacre park has picnic area, playground and trails.
Betty Iverson Kiwanis Park Poulsbo 20255 1st Ave. NE, Poulsbo. A 2.4-acre neighborhood park with picnic area and playground.
Billie Johnson Skate Park Kingston This county skate park at 26200 Lindvog Road is a favorite venue for skateboarders and a great place to watch some innovative tricks.
Buck Lake County Park and Hansville Greenway Hansville Located on Buck Lake Road off Hansville Road. A beautiful lake, miles of wooded equestrian and hiking trails, open fields and a playground. Amenities include a boat ramp for non-motorized watercraft, lake swimming, trout fishing, and trailheads to the Hansville Greenway Wildlife Corridor.
Carpenter Lake Reserve and Wildlife Sanctuary Kingston Carpenter Lake is the center of this 67-acre county nature preserve. A boardwalk with numerous viewing platforms leads across a bog and a salt marsh to the lake. The trailhead is located behind Richard Gordon Elementary School off Barber Cut Off Road.
Centennial Park Poulsbo A 2.5-acre park next to Dogfish Creek, at 7th Avenue and Iverson Street near Poulsbo Village. Benches, bridges, pedestrian trails, tables.
Fish Park Poulsbo A 21-acre park at 7th Avenue and Iverson Street, on the Dogfish Creek estuary. Arboretum, bird and wildlife viewing, boardwalk, nature hiking trails, interpretive signage, pedestrian bridges, sitting areas, winding paths.
Forest Rock Hills Poulsbo A neighborhood park at the north end of 12th Avenue. Picnic areas, playground, trails.
Foulweather Bluff Preserve Hansville A 104-acre preserve off Twin Spits Road, two miles northwest of Hansville, owned by the Nature Conservancy of Washington. Accessible by a trail that meanders through the forest to a sandy beach along the shore of Hood Canal. More than 300 species of plants, and stands of red alder, western hemlock, second-growth western red cedar. The preserve also has a brackish marsh sheltering many bird species, including red-breasted nut hatches and winter wrens. Dogs and other pets are not allowed.
Hansville Greenway Hansville Buck Lake Road, 7.5 miles from Hansville Road. Walking and equestrian trails, wetlands, and wildlife corridors.
Hattaland Park Poulsbo On 10th Avenue across from Central Market, this 1.5-acre park has picnic area and trails.
Island Lake County Park Poulsbo 1087 NW Island Lake Road, Poulsbo. This 23-acre park offers swimming areas, a fishing pier, trails, picnic area, playground, community center and restrooms.
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Indianola Waterfront and Woodland Preserve Hansville A 104-acre preserve off Twin Spits Road, two miles northwest of Hansville, owned by the Nature Conservancy of Washington. Accessible by a trail that meanders through the forest to a sandy beach along the shore of Hood Canal. More than 300 species of plants, and stands of red alder, western hemlock, second-growth western red cedar. The preserve also has a brackish marsh sheltering many bird species, including red-breasted nut hatches and winter wrens. Dogs and other pets are not allowed.
Kitsap Memorial State Park Lofall Located on Highway 3 north of Hood Canal Bridge. Campground with numerous sites and small cabins, a baseball and soccer field, a playground, and a rocky beach.
Kola Kole Park Kingston 11128 NE Maine St., part of Kingston’s Village Green. Basketball and pickle ball courts, Ed Moon Ballfield, and a playground.
Lions Park Poulsbo At 6th Avenue and Fjord Drive. Picnic areas, playground, restrooms, two tennis courts.
Northwest Electric Boat Rental Center Poulsbo At the Poulsbo waterfront off Front Street. Rent a 21-foot electric boat and explore Liberty Bay. Canoes, sailboats and power boats are also available. 360-265-8300 www.northwestboatrentals.com
Norwegian Point Park Hansville From State Route 104 or Miller Bay Road, go north on Hansville Road until you reach the park on the water’s edge (by the grocery store). This three-acre park is a former fishing resort site; an old boathouse, cabins and other structures still stand. The park has a pristine, sandy shoreline on Admiralty Inlet.
Old Man House Park Suquamish Tribe On Division Avenue Northeast. A oneacre park with 210 feet of saltwater frontage along Agate Pass. Old Man House Park is located on the site of the longhouse that was home of Chief Si’ahl, or Seattle. The name “Old Man House” is derived from a Chinook jargon word “o-le-man,” meaning “strong man.” A display depicts the story of Chief Seattle. The park has two unsheltered picnic sites, one with a fire ring. 360-394-8496 www.suquamish.org/Museum.aspx
Nelson Park Poulsbo 317 Lindvig Way, off Viking Way. Benches, picnic shelter with barbecue grills, playground, restrooms. Heritage buildings on site: the Nelson Family farmhouse and the Martinson Cabin.
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Oyster Plant Park Poulsbo 17881 Fjord Drive. A .22-acre neighborhood park with bird and wildlife viewing, floats, gardens, nonmotorized boat launch, picnic area, sitting areas, viewing pier, winding paths.
Point No Point County Park Hansville A 60.8-acre park, located at the end of Point No Point Road off Hansville Road. The Treaty of Point No Point was negotiated and signed here in 1855; Point No Point Lighthouse was built in 1879. The lighthouse is open weekends noon to 4 p.m. April to September. The beach has sweeping views of Admiralty Inlet and neighboring islands, and is a popular salmon-fishing venue. A perfect place to build sand castles, fly kites, stroll, or spend a day at the beach.
Port of Kingston Marina Kingston 25864 Washington Blvd. Boat launch, kayak float, visitors’ dock. Ample parking for trailers. 360-297-3545 www.portofkingston.org
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North Kitsap Heritage Park Kingston On Miller Bay Road, one mile north of Indianola Road. A 443-acre forested county park with six miles of biking and walking trails.
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Port of Poulsbo Marina Poulsbo 18809 Front St. Boat launch, covered moorage, floatplane dock, kayak float, visitors’ dock. 360-779-3505 www.portofpoulsbo.com
Raab Park Poulsbo 18622 Larry Lane, at the top of Caldart Avenue. This 21-acre park features a Children’s Youth Garden, Community P-Patch garden, basketball court, leash-free dog area, picnic shelter, playground, restrooms, sand volleyball court, skatepark, sports field, stage, 1/3mile walking trail.
Salsbury Point County Park Port Gamble On Highway 104 just outside of Port Gamble. This 6.5-acre park has beach access to Hood Canal with a fabulous view of the Hood Canal Bridge and Olympic Mountains. Boat launch, fishing pier, kayak launch, picnic areas, playground, restrooms, and picnic areas..
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Muriel Iverson Williams Waterfront Park Poulsbo Located downtown on Liberty Bay. Kvelstad Pavilion (available for private rentals), picnic areas, Poulsbo Marina, restrooms, and a waterfront boardwalk to American Legion Park.
Wilderness Park Poulsbo An 11.56-acre park on Caldart and Hostmark streets. Entries on Caldart Street across from North Kitsap High School, and near Highway 305. Bird and wildlife viewing, nature hiking trails.
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NKMuseums & Sites Environment Grovers Creek Salmon Hatchery 23175 Indianola Road NE, Poulsbo 360-598-3142 The hatchery is owned and operated by the Suquamish Tribe. Drop in during the fall when salmon are running and watch them make their way up the creek and the fish ladder into the holding ponds. Wildlife biologists are often on hand to explain the life cycle of salmon. Call to see when the fish are there. Hours: The hatchery is open 8 a.m. to dusk. Of Sea and Shore Museum 32400 Rainier Ave NE, Port Gamble 360-297-7636 www.ofseaandshore.com The museum, located in the Port Gamble Country Store, displays one of the largest private shell collections in the country. Part of the non-profit Of Sea and Shore, Inc. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is free, though donations are appreciated. Poulsbo Marine Science Center 18743 Front St. NE, Poulsbo 360-598-4460 www.poulsbomsc.org The Marine Science Center offers a window into Puget Sound’s marine ecosystem. Visitors can see an assortment of sea creatures, from moon jellyfish to octopus, and view marine videos. A window in the center’s floor gives the curious a peek into Liberty Bay. Hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Admission is free, though donations are welcome. Stillwaters Environmental Center 26059 Barber Cut Off Road, Kingston 360-297-2876 www.stillwatersenvironmentalcenter.org Stillwaters’ wetlands are part of a larger system that includes forest, freshwater and emergent salt marsh communities. The center has trails that lead to a viewing platform on the salt marsh and estuary off Puget Sound, and ponds full of sealife. Stillwaters hosts an annual EcoFest around Earth Day and offers numerous classes and programs all year. Discovery Packs, available for a nominal fee, include binoculars, dip nets, field games, and observation boxes that can be taken along on walks to more deeply explore the environment.
Local History Point No Point Light 9009 Point No Point Rd NE, Hansville 360-337-5350 www.kitsapgov.com/parks/parks/pages/ regionalparks/point_no_point.htm The park is 60.8 acres on Admiralty Inlet with beaches and saltwater access, a tidal wetland habitat, and a lighthouse and keeper’s quarters dating to 1880. This place, known historically as hahdskus, is the site of the 1855 Point No Point Treaty negotiations between the U.S. government and leaders of the S’Klallam, Skokomish and Chimakum peoples. A monument marks the site. Hours: Self-guided tours of the grounds and the lighthouse. Docents are available on weekends from April through September, noon to 4 p.m. Port Gamble Museum 1 Northeast View Drive, Port Gamble 360-297-8074 www.portgamble.com/shops/museum Located on the lower floor of the Port Gamble General Store; the entrance is in the back, facing the water. The museum captures life and work in the once-bustling sawmill town, which is now a National Historic Landmark. Exhibits include rooms fully furnished in 1800s fashion. The museum has an expansive collection of artifacts and photographs from the mid-19th century. Hours: May 1 to Sept. 30, daily 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Oct. 1 to April 30, Friday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: $4 for adults, $3 for military, seniors and students. Children 6 and younger free. Group and private tours are available.
Suquamish Museum & Cultural Center Suquamish Village This museum is Washington’s second-oldest Native American museum. The museum’s architecture is reminiscent of a Coast Salish longhouse. Exhibits tell the story of the Suquamish people. The museum’s collection includes artifacts, photographs and oral histories. Inside features include an education room and museum store. Outside features include native plants and vegetation, and a story circle. Hours: Thursday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; in new museum, daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost: $15 families, $5 per adult, $3 for seniors (55 and older), $3 children 5-17, children younger than 5 free. to 17, children younger than 5, free.
Military Naval Undersea Museum 1 Garnett Way, Keyport 360-396-4148; www.history.navy.mil/museums/keyport/index1.htm Located off Highway 3 and Route 308, this museum is one of 13 Naval History & Heritage Command museums in the United States. Artifacts on display include major U.S. torpedoes, a Confederate mine from the Civil War, torpedo tubes from the ballistic missile submarine USS Tecumseh, and a simulation of the control room from the fast-attack submarine Greenling. Audio, video and hands-on activities. Admission: Free. Hours: Daily, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Closed Tuesdays October to May.
Poulsbo Historical Museum Poulsbo City Hall • 200 NE Moe St., Poulsbo 360-440-7354 www.poulsbohistory.org Museum and research library: Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Martinson Cabin Museum at Nelson Park: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission free at both museums. Historical Society meetings are open to the public, the second Tuesday of the month, 9:30 a.m. City Council Chambers. Quarterly evening meetings are announced on the website and in the North Kitsap Herald. Kipp Robertson/ Herald
A list of the last employees of the Port Gamble Mill is on display at the Port Gamble Museum.
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Weather Poulsbo 2013 monthly temperatures January high 53; low 23; average 38.5 February high 54; low 28; average 42.8 March high 68; low 28; average 44.5 April high 73; low 30; average 48.6 May high 86; low 31; average 56.3 June high 90; low 44; average 61 July high 87; low 44; average 64.2 August high 84; low 47; average 64.8 September high 93; low 39; average 59.6 October high 73; low 32; average 49 November high 60; low 27; average 43.7 December high 55; low 14; average 37.8 Rainfall: 2013 — 21.73 inches 2012 — 42.65 inches 2011 — 31.54 inches
2010 — 42.63 inches 2009 — 34.34 inches 2008 — 22.10 inches
Hansville 2013 monthly temperatures January high 52; low 29; average 39 February high 52; low 34; average 43.4 March high 60; low 34; average 45.2 April high 61; low 37; average 48 May high 68; low 38; average 53 June high 75; low 47; average 57.2 July high 75; low 50; average 58.4 August high 82; low 50; average 60 September high 73; low 46; average 56.9 October high 72; low 40; average 50 November high 58; low 36; average 46.1 December high 54; low 22; average 40 Rainfall: 2013 — 19.71 inches 2012 — 35.99 inches 2011 — 25.40 inches
2010 — 28.06 inches 2009 — 23.68 inches 2008 — 18.31 inches
Sources: CentralMarketWeather.com, SkunkBayWeather. com
EconomicIndicators Kitsap County had an estimated population of 254,000 in 2013, up from 251,133 in 2010, according to the County Assessor’s Office. There are 398 square miles in the county, of which 81 square miles are tax exempt. There ade 117,419 property tax parcels in the county. The following figures are the latest available as of January 2014. Sources are listed at the bottom of this page
2000: 231,969 2013: 254,000
Median Household Income
398 square miles 211 miles of saltwater shoreline 33 miles of freshwater lake frontage
Income 2011 2013 Kitsap County: $61,112 $61,776 Washington State: $58,890 $59,374
Unemployment Rate Kitsap County Washington state United States
November 2010 7.4 percent 9.4 percent 9.3 percent
November 2011 7.2 percent 8.3 percent 8.2 percent
November 2012 6.5 percent 7.8 percent 7.8 percent
November 2013 6.1 percent 6.8 percent 7.0 percent
Persons Below Poverty Level
Kitsap 68 percent
Kitsap 10.4 percent
State 63.8 percent
Top 10 Private Employers 2013 Harrison Medical Center 2,442 Walmart 1,003*
State 12.9 percent
Top 10 Public Employers 2013 Naval Base Kitsap, civilian 16,392 Naval Base Kitsap, military 14,953
Port Madison Enterprises 752
Washington State 1,746
Martha & Mary Health Services 599
Central Kitsap School District 1,469
Olympic College 1,206
Fred Meyer 500
South Kitsap School District 1,176
The Doctors Clinic 476
North Kitsap School District 844
IBM (operated by Manpower) 473
Suquamish Tribe 752
Bremerton School District 663
McDonalds (Laurier Enterprises) 430
Bainbridge Island School District 486
* 2012 figure
City of Bremerton 351 Sources: Washington state Employment Security Department, Kitsap County Assessor, Kitsap Economic Development Alliance, Northwest Multiple Listing Service, Washington state Office of Financial Management,
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Property Tax Levies, Limits There are 43 taxing districts in Kitsap County. State law — RCW 84.52.043(1) — limits the maximum property tax rates that can be set by taxing districts. The actual rates established by local taxing districts varies. Here are the limits per $1,000 of assessed property value. (Districts not listed do not levy). County (Current Expense) County (Roads) Cities (4) Emergency Medical (6) Fire Districts (6) Library District (1) Park Districts (2) Port Districts (12) Public Utility District (1) Schools (State rate) Schools (Local rate)
$1.80 $2.25 $3.60 $0.50 $1.50 $0.50 $0.75 $0.45 $0.45 $3.60 Varies
Median Home Prices by School District, 2013 District Sold Median North Kitsap: 772 $395,542 Bainbridge: 508 $485,000 Bremerton: 634 $149,350 Central Kitsap: 715 $229,000 South Kitsap: 895 $225,000
Average $305,542 $547,907 $158,876 $251,694 $236,095
Median Home Prices Kitsap County 2002: $166,050 2008: $265,000 2003: $184,000 2009: $244,499 2004: $206,500 2010: $240,000 2005: $250,000 2011: $233,000 2006: $275,000 2012: $230,000 2007: $290,342 2013: $239,000
Assessed Value of Real Property 2005: $23,348,211,078 2010: $28,434,461,783 2012: $25,460,301,477 2013: $25,460,301,477
Typical North Kitsap Property Tax (Based on the median assessed value in each area) Assessed Value Total Levy Regular taxes 2010: $326,260 9.9795 $2,218 2011: $305,040 10.7335 $2,226 2012: $295,765 11.3668 $2,250 2013: $279,265 11.8358 $2,178
Social Characteristics Kitsap County population Older than 65 Younger than 18 Female population Male population Military veterans Language other than English spoken at home
Voted taxes $1,038 $1,048 $1,112 $1,127
Total taxes $3,256 $3,274 $3,362 $3,305
Education 254,991 14.5% 21.4% 49.1% 50.9% 35,616 9.5%
High school graduate Bachelor’s degree or higher
Number of housing units Homeownership rate Living in same house 1 year/+ Persons per household, average Persons per square mile Median commute time, in minutes
108,077 68% 83.2% 2.5 635.9 29.8
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Arts & Entertainment
Coast Do-It-Best Hardware.........................16
The Point Casino....................................2 & 29
Port Gamble Guest House.......................... 53
Sidney Art Gallery....................................... 45
D-Zine..............................................................51 Pet Services
Boomers Pet Boutique.................................11
Beebe Roberts & Bryan.............................. 46
Claudia’s Pet Care........................................ 58
Kingston Farmers Market............................51
Auto Dealers Service & Supply
Real Estate & Construction
Les Saisons Boutique...................................11
Keyport Auto Repair.....................................23
Action Now Property Management Co....................................... 40
Liberty Bay Books.........................................11
Banking, Financial & Insurance
Peninsula Paint Centers...............................15
First Federal...................................................18 Kitsap Credit Union..................................... 64 Liberty Bay Bank...........................................17 Peninsula Federal Credit Union..................26 Breweries Sound Brewery.............................................14 Dance & Music Studios Dancing Bow................................................. 35 Galletta School of Dance.............................16 Education & Childcare North Kitsap School District.......................31 Vinland Lutheran Preschool........................21 Fitness, Sports & Recreation Poulsbo Athletic Club...................................16 The Sports Haus............................................16 Healthcare Anderson Dental & Denture Care......................................... 63 Appletree Cove Dental Center................... 50
Catherine Arlen, Windermere Real Estate......................... 50 Christopher & Company............................. 43 Dedicated Tile Company.............................13 Etchey’s Trimworks..................................... 30 Island Hammer..............................................16 MD Design Group.........................................11 MVP Construction, Inc................................ 34 Republic Mortgage...................................... 50 Scott’s Home & Roofing............................. 40 Restaurants, Eateries Caffe Cocina...................................................18 Chocmo..........................................................17 The Grub Hut................................................ 50 Hare & Hounds..............................................11 Keyport Mercantile & Deli...........................23 Los Corales Mexican....................................23 My Girl Drive-In............................................ 49 Pho’T & N.......................................................16 Rent-A-Chef.................................................. 35 Sogno di Vino................................................10 Tinzley’s Europub..........................................10 Whiskey Creek Steakhouse.........................23
Eric Thanem, LMP.........................................16
The Nordic Maid............................................11 Port Gamble General Store........................ 53 Poulsbo Farmer’s Market.............................20 Poulsbo Heating........................................... 40 Poulsbo Mercantile.......................................15 Poulsbo Red Apple Markets........................15 Poulsbo Village................................................4 Rumple New Skins.......................................14 Shoomadoggie..............................................14 The Sports Haus............................................16 Sugar & Spice Tea Shop..............................10 Tango Zulu.................................................... 53 Toys ETC.........................................................16 Wish............................................................... 53 Retirement Liberty Shores...............................................55 Montclair Park................................................24 Salons & Spas Bon Cheveaux...............................................17 Salon Organics..............................................15 Shear Designs Family Salon.......................13 Services Bird Electric....................................................57
InHealth Imaging.......................................... 34
Kingston Crossing Wellness Clinic.......................................... 50
Action Now Property Management Co....................................... 40
Almost Candid Photo & Frame Fine Art Gallery............................ 50
MD Design Group.........................................11
The Artful Ewe.............................................. 53
Poulsbo Heating........................................... 40
B’s Fabric Fun & Sewing..............................14
North Kitsap Family & Urgent Care............................................12
Blue Heron Jewelry & Co............................10
Wyland Interior Design Center...................14
Olvera’s Therapeutic Massage...................14
Sound Naturopathic Clinic..........................15
CHS Farm, Home & Garden Store.............15
North Kitsap Unitarian.................................27
Lance G Rencher DDS....................................6 Nani Baran, Psychotherapist & Grief Counselor.........................................10
Dedicated Tile Company.............................13 Hill Worldwide Moving Services...................................... 36
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