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INSIDE 2014 Spring Our spring Kitsap home and garden guide — Special section


Members of the Air Masters team want to be your super heroes. PAGES 3-4 ‘Quality’ is in the name of the company. PAGES 10-11


This year’s Peninsula Home & Garden Show features chainsaw carvers and building a house with Legos. PAGE 5


Hanley Construction is a full-service roofing company — from installation to cleaning and repair. PAGE 7


Upcoming classes, club meetings and plant sales. PAGE 9-10

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Lots of savings in Kitsap’s largest Classified section Pages 8-15

what’s up this week Three local poets read at Eagle Harbor Book Co.






Musical comedy takes on relationships — page 3

t’s three poets for the price of free. Three local published poets will come to the Eagle Harbor Book Company at 157 Winslow Way, Bainbridge Island at 3 p.m., March 16. Joannie Stangeland, Annette Spaulding-Convy and Jenifer Browne Lawrence will read their work and host a conversation with fellow poetry enthusiasts. Stangeland has been featured in various poetry anthologies. She has also published two books, “Into the Rumored Spring” (2011) and the recently released “In Both Hands.” A Washington State alumnus, Lawrence won the 2011 James Hearst Poetry Prize. She has published one book of poetry, 2006’s “One Hundred Steps from Shore.” Spaulding-Convy is a former Roman Catholic nun, teaching Latin, English and Theology in a San Francisco Catholic high school. Today, she is married with children. Her 2012 book, “In Broken Latin,” traverses her experience as a nun. She was a finalist for the Miller Williams Poetry Prize in 2012, and her 2006 chapbook, “In the Convent We Become Clouds,” won the Floating Bridge Press Chapbook Award and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Spaulding-Convy also coedited an eBook, “Fire On Her Tongue: An eBook Anthology of Contemporary Women’s Poetry.”

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Kitsap week A play about the ups and downs of love, romance — In this edition

sports n Olympic League will split into two divisions next season — Page A8

French resigns as NKHS head basketball coach


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LOCAL NEWS Welcome to “Poulsbo, College Town” — Page A18

local history Demolition reveals old painting — Page A23-24

Commit a crime, do time — at home Poulsbo police use technology to cut jail costs and enforce sentences

Home Monitoring Officer Don Kennedy of the Poulsbo Police Department displays an ankle bracelet. If the wearer doesn’t answer his or her cell phone, Kennedy can communicate with the wearer through the ankle bracelet. 9960 Silverdale Way, Suite 14 Silverdale, WA 98383 Phone: (360) 613-5614 / Fax: (360) 692-9858 #QUALHE871DH

earlier story n Read our earlier story about local inmates being sent to Forks Jail to save on jail costs. — Feb. 28 Herald, page A1; and


POULSBO — Officers are charged with a variety of duties: responding to crime, arresting thieves, and making sure drunken drivers stay off the road. But one Poulsbo police officer is tasked primarily with one duty: making sure offenders stay home.

Community Services Officer Don Kennedy manages the electronic home monitoring program for the Poulsbo Police Department. It is an option for some sentenced offenders that will keep them out of jail, and at home. “I’m not going to treat these people

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Increased number Two Seattle men charged of students opting in NK burglary spree out of NKSD Suspected of auto theft, and theft and sale of liquor

Loss comes out to $3 million a year in funding By KIPP ROBERTSON

krobertson@northkitsapherald. com

POULSBO — The number of students living within the North Kitsap School District but attending schools elsewhere has reached the highest level in the district’s history. Some 594 students opted to attend schools outside the North Kitsap School District, according to a district report. Information garnered from exit interviews with students who left the district last year — 2012-13 — and up to December 2013, was expected to be presented to the North


NKSD losses to OTHER DISTRICTS October 2013: 594 October 2012: 469 October 2011: 471 October 2010: 416 October 2009: 486 October 2008: 409 October 2007: 349 — Source: North Kitsap School District

Kitsap School Board on March 13. The district receives more than $5,000 in state funding for each full-time See STUDENTS, Page A2

POULSBO — Two grocery store employees chased down two alleged liquor thieves leading to their arrest on March 1, in the wake of a Kitsap crime spree that involved nearly $2,800 in sto-

len liquor and burglary. The pair are also suspected in an auto theft from across the Puget Sound.

Two suspects arrested

Washington State Patrol troopers pulled over an Audi just south of Port Orchard off of State Route 3 near Mullenix Road at noon on March 1, after receiving reports of an erratically driven vehicle. The stop resulted in the arrest of Nicholas Joseph

Diaz and Gurjit Alexander Johal. They were reportedly found in possession of two other men’s drivers licenses, bank cards, receipts for purchases using those bank cards, $1,663 in cash, and more in relation to suspected thefts in the region, according to arrest documents. Diaz, 31, and Johal, 21, of Seattle have been charged in Kitsap County District Court with two counts of second See thefts, Page A7

Port of Poulsbo wants to accommodate more liveaboards, but city may have a say By RICHARD OXLEY

POULSBO — The Port of Poulsbo is floating an idea past city officials with hopes of putting more residents downtown, full-time. Its method of doing so: live-

aboards. Marinas not only can host recreational vessels for seasonal mariners, but also homes for people that live aboard their boats full-time. “There’s demand for liveaboards,” Port Commissioner

Jim Rutledge said. “We feel liveaboards enhance the marina’s security and increase the number of people downtown, so they increase the number of people using downtown businesses.” See LIVEABOARDS, Page A14

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