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12 years later: Kingston man cleared of charges By RICHARD WALKER
KINGSTON — A Kingston man has been cleared of attempted kidnapping charges dating back to July 8, 2002 in Quilcene. The Jefferson County Superior Court first dismissed without prejudice the charge against
Roland Russell Peters less than two months after he was arrested. “Without prejudice” means the accused may be charged later pending an investigation. Twelve years later, on Feb. 28, Jefferson County Superior Court Judge Keith Harper dismissed the charge “with prejudice,” the
equivalent to a finding of “not guilty.” Peters filed a request with Washington State Patrol for the charge to be expunged from his record. Peters was charged in 2002 with three counts Roland Peters
of attempted kidnapping after he tried to intervene on behalf of two girls he alleged were being emotionally, verbally and physically abused by their stepfather. Peters, who at the time was a family friend and the
stepfather’s part-time caregiver, reported the stepfather to Child Protective Services. Peters said the stepfather and stepfather’s family retaliated by accusing him of trying to kidnap one of the girls and her two friends. See Peters, Page 2
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KINGSTON — The Kingston Express, once the backup vessel for the north end’s passenger ferry service to Seattle, has become more of a decoration. The 105-foot, single-hull ferry bobs up and down at the passenger ferry landing, which is now unused. However, the Express may soon have a new purpose and identity. The Port of Kingston is waiting for confirmation or denial from the Federal Transit Administration to transfer the passenger ferry to the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority. As of March 25, there was no official word from New
Orleans or the FTA. “We’re waiting for confirmation from receiving entities,” Kingston Port Manager David Malone said. Phone calls to New Orleans Regional Transit Authority and the FTA were not returned by deadline March 26. The process has “lots of documents,” all of which need to be approved, Malone said. The decision mostly falls on the other end. “There is potential for it to not happen,” Malone said. “We have not heard any indication …” Because there are so many I’s to dot and T’s to cross, the process is long. But the interest is there. See Express, Page 3
From left, Dragonfly Farms Nursery owner Heidi Kaster leads a garden tour March 20. The farm in Hansville has reopened as a wholesale and is now permitted for hosting events. Melinda Weer / Staff photo By RICHARD WALKER
ANSVILLE — At first glance, not much seems different about Dragonfly Farms Nursery. On any day, you might catch up to plant maven Heidi Kaster — the nursery’s owner — as she’s loading plants for a landscaping job, or taking a landscaping client on a walk through the gardens, or leading a tour of visiting garden club members, or checking in Dave Dewire while he’s grafting
conifers. Whew. Oh, and if you’re carrying something that casts a light reflection, like cell phone or keys, you’ll have to stop and play with Skeeter, one of the farm’s dogs. “It’s never a slow day,” Kaster said. But there is a lot that is new to Dragonfly Farms Nursery. One, the nursery’s code scuffles with the county have been resolved, resulting in a conditional use permit for many of the uses on
her property. (Read the permit at www.kitsapgov.com/dcd/lu_env/ he/decisions/CY2013/he-rd131114-023.pdf). Dragonfly Farms can operate as a wholesale and retail nursery. It can host up to eight events per month — themed festivals, classes, workshops, tours, wreathmaking parties, fundraising activities, and a farmers market for the sale of local fruits and vegetables. Events are limited to 50 people. Dewire, a bonsai artist and See Dragonfly, Page 7
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The Kingston Express may be transferred to Louisiana if the transfer is approved by the Federal Transit Administration. Kipp Robertson / Staff photo
Miller Bay grandmother warns of scam after losing $1,400 — Page 3
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Judge denies sanctions against NKF&R lawyer By RICHARD WALKER
POULSBO — Kitsap County Superior Court Judge Jeanette Dalton denied an attorney’s request that North Kitsap Fire & Rescue’s attorney be sanctioned for alleged delays in presenting documents in a harassment lawsuit against the agency. Thomas Boothe, attorney for plaintiff Tamara Dotson, accused NKF&R attorney Wade Neal of not expeditiously responding to the plaintiff’s requests for discovery materials — information that is essential for the preparation of the requesting party's case and that the other party alone knows or possesses. Neal’s response: More than “10,000 pages of dis-
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respond to the discovery requests “should have been worked out between the parties before the deadline of Nov. 15 or brought to the court before that date. She added, “I also note that the discovery battles have been ongoing for a while, but the parties appeared willing to communicate better in the future following their presentations at the hearing in December. “Considering the history presented here, and the fact that both parties have contributed to the discovery problem, this court denies the request for sanctions.” Dotson accuses several NKF&R officers of frequently making genderbiased remarks and sexual comments about women, including a firefighter’s daughter. She seeks attorney’s fees, reimbursement of costs, and “such other and further relief as this Court deems just and equitable.” Dotson was a firefighter for NKF&R from January 1999 to July 2009 — first as a volunteer firefighter, and from November 2001 to July 2009 as a full-time firefighter/paramedic. She is now a physician’s assis-
tant. She filed a claim with NKF&R in January 2010 and filed the lawsuit two months later. In the complaint, Dotson claims she was the subject or witness of harassing behavior in approximately 14 instances. NKF&R denied the allegations in a response filed in July 2010. According to court records, the case was stalled while Dotson sought employment and then attended school to become a physician’s assistant. Neal requested on Sept. 27 that the lawsuit be dropped; Dalton denied the request. “It’s clear to me the plaintiff intends to pursue her complaint,” she said at the time. In an earlier interview with the Herald, NKF&R Chief Dan Smith said he became aware of the allegations only after the claim was filed. “Once we became aware
The harassment started in 2004, when someone posted around town a flier that read, “Child molester” and “Released from jail 8-27-02 for attempted kidnapping …” The flier noted which space he lived in, within the former Ravenwood Mobile Home Park in Little Boston. The Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe banned him from the reservation for life, he said. While the flier was circulated in 2004, “people still remember that,” Peters said. In 2012, “the whole nightmare started again,” he said. He was with a friend and her daughter at Tiny Town during the Kingston Fourth of July celebration
when his former friend’s niece told a sheriff’s deputy at the scene that he was a child molester. “I was stopped, detained and questioned in front of hundreds of people,” Peters said. Since then, “My brother’s landlord has been trying to evict me. He said I would have to move out of the country to get a job. His latest advice was to do everybody a favor and kill myself,” Peters said. The experience shook him up and has made him suspicious. A couple of months ago, some children on bikes blew whistles at the end of his driveway, an act he interpreted as a rape whistle drill. Motorists drive by his home, “slow
Continued from page 1 Peters, who lives with his brother in Kingston, said he has been subjected to harassment despite the fact the charge was first dismissed 12 years ago.
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covery materials and extensive discovery responses detailing NKFR’s specific knowledge of the facts underlying Dotson’s claims have been provided.” A trial date has not been set; the case could involve as many as 54 witnesses, according to court records. Neal wrote to the court, “The defense has substantially complied with the Court’s order as quickly as possible given the large scope of the request,” and put some of the blame for delays on Boothe. The case was filed in March 2010; since then, Boothe has “self-imposed many absences from the Court schedule and let the case lie inactive for over a year,” Neal wrote. In addition, Boothe admitted during oral arguments “that the language he used to craft several of the discovery requests was ‘too broad,’ and struck several of his motions at that time.” In her March 10 decision, Dalton wrote that both attorneys failed to provide information to the other, contributing to the delays. One request by Neal to Boothe “went unanswered,” Dalton wrote. And Neal’s request for more time to
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of those allegations, we did investigate it and brought in some additional training so our employees know that that kind of behavior, if it did happen, that that’s not tolerated,” he said. Smith said an outside investigator found “some of those alleged comments weren’t necessarily directed at [Dotson],” and that some of the alleged comments “were things she heard either second-, third- or fourth-hand.” HR director Cindy Moran, whose husband is one of the accused, said in an earlier interview “we chose to counsel and educate” those accused in the complaint. She said they were advised that the department has a no-tolerance policy regarding sexual harassment. But no one was disciplined because “the investigation was inconclusive.” Moran said the department hired an outside educator to conduct training in sexual discrimination and harassment, and employees now participate in online training and are required to take and pass a test annually. Moran said the department has “always had a harassment policy in place.”
down and rev their motors.” Employees at local stores “follow me around like I’m a criminal. Mothers in grocery stores … shield their children like I’m going to snatch them right out of their arms.” “This is 12 years after nothing happened,” said Peters, who graduated from North Kitsap High School in 1977 before studying at Washington State University. “This is where I grew up and where I live. I am tired of being shunned by my community.” According to the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office and a county clerk database, Peters has been in court over the last 10 years for issues related to traffic infractions and payment of child support. That’s it. Kitsap County Sheriff’s spokesman Scott Wilson said harassment is against the law, punishable by up to one year in county jail and a $1,000 fine. Peters could also ask the court for an anti-harassment order. “He has every right to exist without being harassed and treated as something he’s not,” Wilson said.
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‘I fell for it’: Miller Bay grandma warns of scam By KIPP ROBERTSON Editor
MILLER BAY — Beverly Staaden had just received her 2013 tax refund when she got a phone call the afternoon of March 7. Staaden’s grandson was being held in jail in the Dominican Republic and needed $1,450 for bail. It was convenient, because the Miller Bay resident’s tax refund was $1,461. She didn’t think it unusual to get an outof-country call from her grandson, because he frequently travels with his dad. Concerned about her grandson’s well-being, Staaden went to Red Apple in Poulsbo to wire a money gram to the proper authorities. The money was sent. When she called her “grandson” back, he said he was OK and headed back to the United States. He would call his parents before his plane departed. After completing the transaction, Staaden called her son and was told her grandson wasn’t in the Dominican Republic; he was at a local drama rehearsal. “I fell for it,” Staaden said. Staaden was the victim of a phone scam. She said the person portraying
Beverly Staaden shows the receipt for the money she wired to the Dominican Republic.
her 15-year-old grandson even sounded like him. She thought she was dealing with the U.S. embassy and a bail bondsman. Staaden isn’t sure how much the callers knew about her or if they got lucky. Whatever the case may be, in a matter of minutes Staaden was out more than $1,400. She contacted the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office, which took the report. “I know I’m not getting the money back,” Staaden said. However, she wants
her story heard so that others might not fall for future scams. Kitsap County Sheriff’s spokesman Scott Wilson could not say whether scams, such as the one Staaden fell victim to, are more common during tax season. However, he did say the scams are typically targeted at seniors. People conducting phone scams can get personal information from a variety of sources, including social media, and go from there, according to
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Wilson. Between Jan. 1, 2009 and Dec. 31, 2013, the sheriff’s office received 416 reports countywide of theft or attempted theft where a scam or fraud was mentioned. Those reports were searched for in the sheriff’s office database. Of the reports, 323 involved fraud and theft in the second degree — where money or property stolen is $750-$5,000. Forty-one fraud reports involved first-degree theft — money or property val-
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Continued from page 1 A Washington state Department of Transportation representative informed port staff they are “working with their counterpart that oversees the Louisiana area to expedite the process,” according to the Feb. 12 Port of Kingston meeting minutes. “[New Orleans Regional Transit Authority] is very interested and excited to proceed.” If the transfer did happen, the Port of Kingston would not receive anything. The port purchased the Express and main passenger ferry boat, Spirit of Kingston, with money from a $3.5 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration. If the transfer does happen, the Express could either be shipped down to Louisiana on a barge or be piloted under its own
power. The route, either way, would take the vessel through the Panama Canal. As for the dock once used by the passenger ferry service, Malone said there are no plans. However, he looks forward to the port figuring out what can be done with it.
ued at $5,000 or more. Thir ty-five repor ts had mention of a scam with second-degree theft; 17 scams involved firstdegree theft. The reports cover unincorporated Kitsap County, and not the four municipalities with their own law enforcement. Staaden said the information the callers used may be linked to a burglar y of the former Kingston Tax Service. Staaden was a client of Kingston Tax Service when it was burglarized
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Working to break the cycle of homelessness
etermining just how many members of our community are homeless is difficult, but we know the evidence is not merely anecdotal. In federally-required surveys conducted by the North Kitsap School District, 156 students identified themselves as being homeless — “homeless” is defined by the federal government as lacking “a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence." Add family members and the number grows. (Statewide, 30,609 students were counted as homeless, an increase for the sixth year in a row). In addition, North Kitsap Fishline, ShareNet and the Kingston Food Bank have adult clients that identify as homeless. Undoubtedly, the number of people who lack “a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence" is in the hundreds in North Kitsap. (As of this writing, Kingston Food Bank’s clients include seven individuals who are homeless, including a family of three.) A new organization, Kingston Cares About Homelessness, is working to open a severe-weather shelter in Kingston, so individuals and families that may be enduring some tough circumstances have a safe place for the night when nighttime temperatures are freezing and below. And several community organizations want to open a Coffee Oasis — which operates a youth shelter, outreach centers and jobtraining programs in Bremerton, Poulsbo and Port Orchard — in Kingston, to help lift young people out of homelessness. Both efforts would strengthen the local safety net and help build a healthier community. Barb Fulton of the Kingston Food Bank has talked to several former clients who, once homeless, are now employed and in homes of their own. The safety net helped them get back on their feet. At Fishline, several former clients now volunteer at the agency. A series of forums on the topic of homelessness is under way. We encourage you to participate. The first forum was on March 20. Future forums are scheduled for April 10 and May 1, 6:30 p.m., at Kingston Middle School. Participants are discussing the need for a Coffee Oasis in Kingston. These community forums are a project of Leadership Kitsap Class of 2014 and are sponsored by the Kingston Rotary Club, the Greater Kingston Kiwanis Club, and the Kitsap Community Foundation. All forums are catered by The Coffee Oasis with light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional information is available on Facebook.
o you see a need for a Coffee Oasis cafe and youth outreach center in Kingston? That’s the question on the KingstonCommunity News.com online poll. Tell us what you think; we’ll post the results online and publish them in this spot in the May Kingston Community News. (Note: The KingstonCommunityNews.com online poll is not scientific and results reflect only the views of poll respondents.)
Thank you, Jerry, for your work Jerry Balas deserves a big “Thank you” from our Kingston community. Not only has he spearheaded our flower basket watering teams for many years, but recently worked with PSE to get our light poles refurbished. Very soon you will see our poles standing straight, brackets level, all lights working and freshly painted. Thanks, Jerry. Gail Halsaver Kingston Community Beautification Committee
PTA heavy handed in control of info Wow. What’s wrong at the state PTA Region 1? (“Gordon PTA asks sheriff to investigate,” page A1, Feb. 21 Herald). It seems to me that the proper person to contact the police or sheriff is the person who has first-hand knowledge of the incident. It is law enforcement’s responsibility to find the evidence; it’s what they’re
good at doing. The police don’t need complete documentation in order to begin an investigation, but they do need a formal report and it is helpful to be pointed in the proper direction. They’ll run with it from there. The sooner it is begun, the greater the likelihood of a successful, proper conclusion. Remember, a police investigation often exonerates as well as accuses. It can also determine that the “mishandling” and, maybe, poor record-keeping, doesn’t rise “to the level of being criminal.” The police
are only hindered — perhaps intentionally so — by having to start with sanitized information filtered through a third party. If the effect of the confidentiality agreement is to silence whistleblowers, then PTA policies and guidelines need to be reviewed and overhauled. PTA Region 1’s director clearly never meant for her email to the local PTA board member to go beyond the recipient, but that’s transparency. It’s now out in the open. Everybody wins. Because the $9,000 was
reimbursed and a board member resigned does not make everything OK. And to limit the forensic accountant’s audit to such a narrow scope only raises the fearful question of what else may be discovered. The director proved to be the worst possible spokesperson for Region 1 on this unfortunate matter. Unless there’s a drastic change of course on the director’s part, her suitability for that office ought to be reviewed and reconsidered. Bill Williams Kingston
ment Center Council Chambers, 345 Sixth St., Bremerton. Online: www. kitsaptransit.com. n Village Green Metropolitan Park District Commission, 6:30 p.m., North Kitsap Fire and Rescue, 26642 Miller Bay Road NE, Kingston. Online: www.myvillagegreen.org. n Indianola Por t Commission, 7 p.m., Indianola Clubhouse. Online: www.portofindianola.com. n Kingston Por t Commission, 7 p.m., Port of Kingston office, 25864 Washington Blvd., Kingston . Online: www.portofkingston.org. April 22 n North Kitsap Fire &
Rescue Board of Fire Commissioners, 7 p.m., headquarters fire station, 26642 Miller Bay Road, Kingston. Online: www. nkfr.org. April 24 n North Kitsap School Board, 6 p.m., district office board room, 18360 Caldart Ave. NE in Poulsbo. Online: www.nkschools. org. April 28 n Kitsap County Board of County Commisioners, 5:30 p.m., Commissioner Chambers, 614 Division St,, Port Orchard. Online: www. kitsapgov.com/boc. — Send Public Meetings notices to email@example.com.
Public Meetings April 1 Eglon Port Commission, 7 p.m., Eglon Community Center. n Kitsap County Planning Commission, 9 a.m., Kitsap County Administration Building Board’s Chambers, 619 Division St., Port Orchard. Online: www.kitsapgov. com/dcd/pc/. April 2 n Kingston Citizens Advisory Council, 7-9 p.m., headquarters fire station, 26642 Miller Bay Road NE, Kingston. Online: www.kitsapgov. com/dcd/Community%20 Advisor y%20Councils/ Kingston/kcac.htm. April 8 n North Kitsap Fire n
& Rescue Board of Commissioners, 7:15 p.m., headquarters fire station, 26642 Miller Bay Road, Kingston. Online: www. nkfr.org. April 10 n North Kitsap School Board, 6 p.m., district office board room, 18360 Caldart Ave. NE in Poulsbo. Online: www.nkschools. org. April 14 n Kitsap County Board of County Commisioners, 5:30 p.m., Commissioner Chambers, 614 Division St,, Port Orchard. Online: www. kitsapgov.com/boc. April 15 n Kitsap Transit Board of Commissioners, 10:15 a.m., Norm Dicks Govern-
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ince Februar y’s announcement by Gov. Jay Inslee of his moratorium on capital punishment, there has been refreshed interest in the pros-and-cons conversation. In 1972, the U.S. Supreme Court placed a moratorium on executions, deemed as “cruel and unusual” (Eighth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution), and then lifted the moratorium in 1976. Power was then given back to the states to employ or not. Washington state decided to employ capital punishment. Five executions have been carried out since then, 1993 being the first. Nine men are currently waiting on death row at Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla. One death row inmate has been found innocent of charges and freed. Washington is one of the 32 states remaining with the death penalty, and 18 states have outlawed it. We are one of three states whose governors have placed capital punishment on a moratorium, along with Oregon and Colorado. For Inslee, a moratorium on capital punishment means only a reprieve, a temporary suspension of death. The next governor is able to lift the moratorium should he or she so decide. Inslee has not yet proposed legislation to abolish the death penalty. Why are states heading away from supporting capital punishment? n Flawed system. Americans as a whole still feel criminals should be punished. However, the death penalty shines an unwanted spotlight on a terribly flawed system. Nineteen men in Washington’s history have been taken off death row because of being wrongly
as it turns out By marylin olds sentenced. Our criminal justice system, from beginning to end, will always be prone to human error. n Cost. Many aren’t aware of the enormous cost of trying a death penalty case. It costs far more than a lifetime in prison. Cost is enormous because each process of the trial is intensified. Not only is the trial longer and more arduous (lawyers, jury selection, investigators, expert witnesses, etc.), but there is an automatic appeals process. This adds up to hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not millions. Our taxes usually end up paying for these court costs. n Unfair/inconsistent.
Not many people could afford what it takes for this type of defense. That’s probably how most people on death row wound up there, because they had poor legal defense and a poor bank account. Also, inmates on death row aren’t even the worst of the inmates. Look at Gary Ridgway, the Green River Killer, who was convicted of murdering 49 women. Capital punishment was used as a bargaining chip to get information on some of his other suspected victims. He is now serving a life sentence without possibility of parole. n Racial discrimination. Racial bias is involved with capital punishment throughout the nation. In Washington, nearly half of the death row inmates are African-American, yet Washington doesn’t even
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Coffee Oasis wants to expand to the north end By KIPP ROBERTSON
KINGSTON — When Scott Lindquist walks into the county’s juvenile detention center, the most common health concerns are mental health and drug and alcohol abuse. Lindquist, Kitsap Public Health District’s health officer, said the rate of youth considering suicide is about 20 percent. At-risk youth in Kitsap County is the reason the owner of Coffee Oasis would like to expand the non-profit to Kingston. The Coffee Oasis is a faith-based, nonprofit that operates a coffee house while also engaging at-
risk youth with programs, including job training, to help them become productive citizens. The first of three public forums regarding the expansion of Coffee Oasis to Kingston was held in Kingston Middle School on March 20. Speakers included Lindquist, Kitsap County Sheriff’s Deputy Schon Montague, Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council Program Manager Kirsten Jewell, North Kitsap High School principal Judson Miller, and Coffee Oasis Outreach Professional Victoria Ahlfors. Kingston is historically underserved and there are
no specific outreach programs, Jewell said. She said the first step should be identifying the homeless population. Jewell could not provide solid homeless population numbers in Kingston because the data is “always changing.” However, the most recent homeless count could provide insight into the need in Kingston. There were 157 homeless students attending school in the North Kitsap School District as of October 2013, according to district documents. That number is most likely higher, Jewell said. The district defines homeless as any student not
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living at home that is considered their own. There are 782 homeless students in Kitsap County, according to Jewell. In the last homeless-population count in 2012-13, the county identified 757 individuals who were actually without a home; 201 homeless people said they last lived in North Kitsap. The sheriff’s office has a different take on homeless youth. Based on the sheriff’s definition of homeless youth — someone younger than 18 not living in a home — there are none. Coffee Oasis, however, is not the first organization to work toward helping home-
less people. Kingston Cares About Homelessness, a grassroots organization formed by north end residents, is working to establishing a severe weather shelter and outreach.
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Continued from page 1 former nursery owner, joined the staff. “Dave is a great professional pruner,” Kaster said. “He owned nurseries for more than 30 years in Oregon. He knows how to shape plants that are artistic and cool.” The nursery will begin selling plants by mail order in April. “As usual, we will have some really great and unusual garden art to add to the fun here,” Kaster blogged recently. “The gardens are starting to come to life and we are on to new and cool things.” But what she’s not allowed could be precedent setting. Her two greenhouses are closed to the public because they’re not engineered to hold a snow load. “Those kind of greenhouses are generally not affordable for a business,” said Mark Kuhlman of Team 4 Engineering, which assisted Kaster in the permit process. “If you go to a retail nursery in Kitsap County, its greenhouse is probably not street legal. We tried very hard to get around it — she only lets the public in [her greenhouses] in summer — but there was no flexibility to be had.” A wreath-making shed and a cabin built to house a coffee shop are closed to the public until commercial building permits are obtained and, if necessary, the buildings are engineered to code. Other conditions: The farm’s monument sign on Hansville Road was determined to have been placed off the property; it had to be moved and a sign permit obtained. Outdoor lighting must be shielded to minimize impacts on neighboring properties. Kaster is required to provide one off her neighbors with a
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monthly notice of activities for as long as the neighbor lives there. The county’s conditional use permit for Dragonfly Farms resolves some conflicts in its codes related to agriculture-related businesses. In the 1990s, when Dragonfly Farms opened on Hansville Road, the county thought “the highest and best use of agricultural land was residential rural,” Kuhlman said. That’s the zone ag-related businesses are in; there is no ag zone. According to the county code, rural residential zoning “promotes low-density residential development consistent with rural character.” It also puts singlefamily homes on acreage lots next to properties that have agricultural uses, and that can lead to conflict. One of Kaster’s neighbors was concerned that trees between her property and Dragonfly Farms do not “completely block out the view or the noise” of vehicles going to and from the nursery. Kuhlman said Dragonfly Farms’ experience makes clear that county zoning “doesn’t really get ‘Kitsap County rural.’ ” Initially, only wholesale nurseries were allowed in rural residential zones. Kaster said she didn’t know that until 2009, when the county shut her down. She said that was 10 years after the county Department of Community Development
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Signs could be placed three days prior to an event or sale, and must be removed one day following. A sign must be setback at least 200 feet from an intersection. The pilot program applied to all seasonal and eventrelated off-premise signs. Another gap in the permitting process may need to be resolved. Last year, Kaster said she didn’t
apply for a permit for her coffee shop because she thought the size and building cost precluded it. Then, she thought she was OK because a county health department official signed off on it; the health official didn’t know the coffee shop hadn’t been through the planning department. “Clarity is definitely needed,” County Commissioner Charlotte Garrido said as the county started the process of reviewing its codes. “Farming is a different kind of land-use practice. We have some great young farmers who may not be as clear on some existing regulations, and that’s why we are having some discussions. Our goal is, how do we get there satisfactorily for everyone.” — Dragonfly Farms Nursery (www.dragonflyfarmsnurser y.com): 34881 Hansville Road NE, Kingston. 360-638-1292. Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday in March; Thursday through Sunday beginning in April. Closed winter.
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hatâ€™s that smell in the air? I think it is people mowing their lawns. I was talking to Dutch down at the port the other day and he could hardly wait to get out there and start cutting the grass. We all enjoy the look and smell of a nicely groomed lawn. This year we have a lot more grass to cut. The new little park on West Kingston Road should be ready for public use as soon as we get some new fencing up. We want to make sure the neighborsâ€™ property boundaries are well identified and protected. The other new lawn is, of course, in our new park above the ferry holding lane. Those of you who have been in town for more than half a dozen years might call it â€œthe old Kingston Inn property.â€? By the time you are reading this, we will have held our March 20 community meeting to discuss how we will develop that spot. A local landscape architect has been hired to devel-
Down at the Port By pete deboer op ideas that the community will have had a chance to look at and make comments. After the meeting on March 20, we will get working on a final design and be ready to apply for an open-space improvement grant in May. With the help of that particular funding, we should be able to develop a great gateway park for our town. It will be a place that is kid-friendly and a relaxing area from which to enjoy the vista of our region. Another project, of course, is that old dredge
issue. Hopefully, the departments of Ecology and Fish & Wildlife will soon get their heads around the method we will use for eelgrass mitigation. It looks like we may become owners of an eelgrass nursery. If that happens, I will then use this space to let you know what such a nursery is. We are still looking at a late summer or early fall time for the work to be done. Hopefully, it will be after crabbing and in between good salmon openings. I have heard that the Kingston Cove Yacht Club is resurrecting the annual fishing derby. Keep a lookout for fliers and advertising. I am not a part of the planning, but I do believe I will go fishing that day. I will try to keep you updated here with a word or two about it in June. Donâ€™t forget that our local Windermere Real Estate Office is producing another wonderful â€œWelcome to Springâ€? event with the seventh annual Kites Over Kingston starting at 10 a.m. on March 29. This is always
The annual Kites over Kingston is March 29 at Mike Wallace Park. Kipp Robertson / 2013 a great event and it puts a smile on everyoneâ€™s face. I love April. The days are getting longer (and warmer), so many flowers start to bloom, everyone is doing things outside and the Kingston Farmers
Market opens up down at the port. If you havenâ€™t seen the friends you usually run into at the post office during the week, chances are they will be down at the market. I know Clint has a great music lineup this year too! It
is always so nice to stop and listen to a tune or two from whoever is playing Saturday at the market. OK, I know winter is over and all threats of snowfall in Kingston are gone for the year and we have put our sleds away, but I was poring over some old nautical terms and found one referring to a town similar to ours, but quite far to the east: â€œNantucket sleigh ride.â€? When a harpooned whale would race off, towing a dory full of seamen, the seamen were said to be on a Nantucket sleigh ride, a reference to the whaling port of Nantucket, Mass. So, there it is for another month. It is hard to believe that it has been 10 years since I started the Down at the Port series in the Community News. It truly is enjoyable for me to do this. Thank you for taking time to read it. â€” Pete DeBoer is a Kingston port commissioner. Contact him at email@example.com.
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oin us April 19 at our open house from 1-3 p.m. to celebrate National Library Week. Weâ€™ll be taking photographs all day, and at 1 p.m. in every branch, weâ€™ll reveal the title of this yearâ€™s One Book, One Community selection. Our special guest will be Kitsap County Commissioner Rob Gelder. Kingston Friends of the Library will also be on hand to welcome library patrons. They have just fulfilled their pledge of $55,000 for the new Village Green Community Center, which will house a new Kingston Library. Thank you, dear Friends, for your generous support!
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phase reservations over several years, starting with Port Townsend and the San Juans. David is pioneering LNG ferry fuel to address escalating fuel costs, emissions and supply vulnerability. Although he heroically cut headquarters’ staff support, he was unable to turn the curve of operating costs rising at more than twice as fast inflation. Sen. Haugen, realizing that WSF’s sustainability would come through labor efficiency and not fares hikes, also took up the charge. She lost her job in the process, so financial sustainability remains a challenge for both of their successors. David may be best known for getting up in front of riders at 450 public ferry meetings. He always showed up, actively listened, and did his level best to get every question answered. In working with David through the Ferry Advisory Committees, we often disagreed with the courses he took. Nonetheless, David always put the ferry system and riders first. His job was never about him. That’s something rare in leadership today … or maybe that defines what real leadership is about. — FerryFare is written by Walt Elliott, chairman of the Kingston Ferry Advisory Committee. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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of Commerce Visitors Center. Free meal: Last Friday of the month, 5-6 p.m. at the Bayside Community Church, 25992 Barber Cutoff Road, Kingston. Open to anyone. Kingston Business Group: Tuesdays, 7:30 a.m., in The Oak Table Café. Share ideas, offer business leads, network and socialize. KINGSTON GARDEN CLUB: Third Wednesdays, 9 a.m. (beginning with coffee and socializing), Bayside Community Church, 25992 Barber Cutoff Road. Kingston Historical Society: Fourth Wednesday of the month, 10-11:30 a.m. at the Kingston Community Center. ROOM FOR RENT: The Greater Hansville Community Center has two rooms available for rent for special occasions. Info: Jo Nelson, 360-638-0000, www. hansville.org. — Send Calendar items to Richard D. Oxley, email@example.com.
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S’Klallam Tribe had to adapt to the changing landscape Noo-Kayet N ative people have always been adaptive. We’ve had to be. It is this flexibility that has allowed the S’Klallam to survive. In my last column, I discussed my Tribe’s relationship to the Port Gamble Mill. After the S’Klallam were moved across the bay to Point Julia, a new village was built using, in part, lumber provided by the mill. This was a part of what the mill owners promised when my ancestors moved: lumber for homes and jobs as long as they were available. While early residents of Point Julia adopted the housing and clothing styles of the newcomers, these often didn’t protect from the elements. Many S’Klallam became sick, some died. There are numerous stories of families losing young children to the damp, miserable conditions as well as illnesses against which we
had no immunities, brought by the white settlers. Our cultural ability to fish, shellfish, and hunt protected us from starvation. People also shared what they had, so if a family, for whatever reason, wasn’t able to provide for themselves, neighbors and friends stepped in to help. No matter how day-to-day living changed, the core S’Klallam values of family and culture remained. This spirit endures today. Another aspect of life on Point Julia that closely mirrors today: multiple generations living under one roof. Our culture puts an emphasis on taking care of one another and this often means parents, grandparents, children, aunts, uncles, and other extended family all living together. The new village at Point Julia was also very different in that it was meant to be permanent. The structures
Our Village By Jeromy Sullivan and the homes were built to stay put, not to be packed up and moved from campto-camp. A church and a school followed. In fact, the school was made possible by a petition to then-superintendent David H. Wolfle, who granted permission for a new school district and board. Today, many of our young students attend Wolfle Elementary. “Plumbing” also eventu-
ally came to the village at Point Julia: a gravity-fed system that would deliver water to each home. Whereas S’Klallam used to travel seasonally to trade, hunt or fish, this new, growing village gave them reason to stay in one place for long periods of time. In some ways, it was this permanence, which also included employment at the mill, that kept the S’Klallam together on the shores of Port Gamble Bay. Into the 1900s, S’Klallam remained the predominant language of the people at Point Julia. Today, while many of our elders remember their grandparents speaking S’Klallam, there are no Port Gamble S’Klallam left who are fluent in the language. This is a side effect of Indian boarding schools. While some chose to go, many other children were taken from their homes by
social workers and placed in federally funded boarding schools. At these schools, many Indian children lost pieces of their identity as they were forbidden to speak their native tongue or use their given names. It is unknown how many S’Klallam children were removed from their families. Today, Point Julia remains a treasure to the Port Gamble S’Klallam. Many of our cultural cel-
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he Village Green Foundation board voted unanimously to approve former King County Boys & Girls Clubs CEO Daniel Johnson as the foundation’s new executive director on March 18. Johnson’s new duties will include planning and execution of the final fundraising push so that construction of the new community center can begin as early as possible. “We’re extremely excited to have someone with Daniel’s expertise and sense of mission to lead us into the final lap,” Village Green Foundation President Mary McClure said. Johnson, a private consultant for the past two years, said, “All aspects of the Village Green Foundation’s position intrigue me. The sense of community involvement in this project, though, is what convinced me that I wanted to be a part of it.” Johnson cited, as an example, the recent donation of $13,900 by the Kingston Friends of the
Library, completing $55,000 in pledges begun in 2008 for the Village Green Community Center. “Here’s a community group that has donated so much time and effort to raise money basically one book and one dollar at a time,” he said. “It is a testament to how strong this community’s commitment is and to how much it is looking forward to the positive impact that the new community center will have on everyone’s life.” McClure noted that Scot Hedrick and Dick Coar, former president and treasurer, respectively, of the Kingston Friends of the Library, deserve accolades and thanks for their dedicated stewardship of the book sale funds over the years. Current Friends of the Library President Ann Wetter added special appreciation that “long-time Friends members such as Bob Jungst had the vision to begin setting aside funds for the new facility at least 15 years ago.” In addition to the Friends of the Library donation, Johnson noted the wellrespected McEachern Trust has just approved a large grant for the project. “In every way possible, the local non-profit community, local, state and even
the federal government are showing their enthusiasm for the community’s energetic support that is driving this project to completion.” The mission of the Village Green Foundation is to build a place that connects and strengthens community. The Village Green Community Center will include the new Kingston branch of the regional library, an expanded home for the North Kitsap Boys & Girls Club, a fully accessible Senior Center, community meeting spaces, a commercial-grade teaching kitchen, and a multipurpose exercise space.
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ebrations take place here and it is an essential link that ties our past with our present. It was home to the Port Gamble S’Klallam for decades before we were allowed to own land or were given the opportunity to have a reservation of our own … a story that I’ll save for next time. — Jeromy Sullivan is chairman of the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Unlike a tribute, volunteering doesn’t have to be painful W folks accomplish. When I had little children still at home during the day, I traded babysitting with friends so we could each have time helping out in the classrooms. When I had a new baby, I showed up to volunteer wearing an infant carrier. That first kindergarten year, it was common for two to four parents to be volunteering at a time. Not surprisingly, it was a very successful year for that little class. I still hang out at Gordon a lot, but I don’t see nearly as many parents volunteering. Where is everybody? At a time when school budgets are constantly being
hat were you doing in September 1997? I was putting my first kindergartner on the bus to Gordon Elementary School, smiling wide so she didn’t see my tears. Now, after 17 consecutive school years with kids at Gordon, our last little Roundy is finishing his elementary school career. More smiles and tears in store. I have always volunteered with the schools, some years more than others. I’m embarrassed to say I’ve never joined the PTA, but I’ve always been impressed with everything those fine
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Roundabout By denise Roundy cut, volunteers are critical. Our teachers are excellent, but isn’t educating kids something we’re all responsible for? Oh, yes, it is! We help with homework, we show up for evening school events. Those are important. But when your child sees you volunteering in the classroom, or chaperoning a fieldtrip, or agreeing to correct papers at home one hour a week, it sends a message that these experiences are important to you too.
teers — the band boosters — these kids would have a very limited program. My kids have proudly marched in parades in Victoria, B.C., Portland, Ore., and even Disneyland. I’ve chaperoned seven of these band trips, and on every one I’ve been approached by strangers: “Where is this band from? Are they really only middle school? They’re amazing!” It’s a proud parent moment, an empowered kid moment. And it doesn’t happen without parent volunteers. You may have noticed there are some parents who tend to volunteer a lot for things … field trips, helping in the class, PTA. Ever wonder why they do? Because it’s rewarding! If it was painful, I wouldn’t do it. I’m not that good. Also, people volunteer when they get what a big difference they make. It’s
not enough to send our kids to school; we’re part of this process. Don’t feel bad when you have to say no … but if you always say no, you may want to rethink that. Whatever little bit you can do to help will make a difference. You’ll be glad you did. And on that note … looks like the KMS band needs more chaperones for the proposed Portland trip this June. If you’re a band parent, this is your chance! Do it. Do it. You should. You won’t regret it. You know you want to do it. Parents wanting to volunteer to chaperone to Portland should go to kmsbb.org/contacts to email the trips coordinator. — Check out more from Denise Roundy at thetreesandi.blogspot.com. Contact her at email@example.com.
Kingston high self-taught artist has ‘raw talent’ Kingston High School freshman Arianna Hempel won her first art award at 5. She hopes to become a video game designer, and an English teacher in Korea.
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ames Andrews grinned as he rubbed his hands together in anticipation. “Three more years!” he exclaimed. He was referring to FAB (Fine Arts Boosters) Featured Artist Arianna Hempel, a freshman, moving through his Kingston High School Art classes — Studio, Advanced, and AP. This 14-year-old wowed me with her incredibly skilled and detailed pencil and digital drawings. “I love the values and sketchy feel of pencil,” she said. “Ever since I could
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Arianna won her first art award at age 5. Last spring, she was the winner in the middle school category at the Festival of
the Arts. Self-taught, she now appreciates her first professional art teacher, who says she has a “raw talent, a strong work ethic and a bright future.” Instrumental music inspires Arianna. “Besides playing the flute, guitar and piano, I listen to recordings and the flow of my art reflects the emotion of the music,” she said. Her favorite genre is K-Pop. K-Pop? I ask. She replied: “Korean pop, like 2NE1. But, I love art more than music.” Kingston has always been home for Arianna. See FAB, Page 14
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But you don’t have time? I understand. That’s why I never joined PTA. My contributions to the schools have been in other areas. You don’t have to do it all to make a difference! Teachers are usually very happy to have whatever time you are able to share, no matter how little it seems to you. As my kids have gotten older, they’ve been part of the Kingston Middle School Band. If you’re not familiar with the program, it’s something our district can be proud of. (Don’t tell my brother across the water, but my parents are shocked at how advanced the KMS band has been over the years compared to my nephew’s band. You didn’t hear it from me) While band director Jeff Haag deserves the credit for KMS band’s success, he’s the first to point out that without parent volun-
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Port of Kingston adds 17 boat pumpout stations Guests mooring at — whether a cruise ship, the Port of Kingston freighter or pleasure craft now have the option — could discharge anywhere within the desigto pumpout at the nated zone. All boats and guest dock. ships would have to store The port received their sewage until they the go-ahead to use could safely dispose of it 17 slips as pumpout at an onshore or mobile stations. pumpout facility, or hold it
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KINGSTON — If your boat’s holding tank fills up this summer, the Port of Kingston can give you some relief. The port added 17 pumpout stations at its guest dock. The use of pumpouts at the dock received final approval from the county March 5. “The hope is it gets more people to use onshore pumpouts, instead of dumping out in the Sound,” Port Manager David Malone said. The pumpouts add to the single station located on the fuel dock. There will be a pumpout for every two guest slips, Malone said. Waste from boats are pumped out into a waste “cart” owned by the port. The waste is transferred to the public sewage system. “This makes it real easy,” Malone said. “Bring down the cart and plug in.”
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The project cost $65,000. The port received a $60,040.91 grant administered through the state Parks and Recreation Commission. The port paid the balance. A condition of the grant
was the pumpouts would be available to all boaters, Malone said. The installation of more pumpouts comes just in time. Though Malone couldn’t provide exact information on the average
amount of visitors to the port during the summer, he knows it “tends to be pretty busy.” In addition, the state Department of Ecology, the Department of Health and the Puget Sound
Partnership have proposed making Puget Sound a No Discharge Zone, and have submitted a petition to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the designation. If established, no boat
until it can be discharged in the open ocean beyond three miles from shore. Malone was hired as port manager near the end of 2013. He’s been warned of the hustle-and-bustle of port life in the summer. “The staff has told me to be prepared to be pretty busy, and wear safe running shoes,” Malone joked. Pumpout stations throughout the state see a large amount of use. In 2013, about 5.6 million gallons were pumped out, according to Al Wolslegel, director of the Puget Sound region for the state Parks and Recreation Commission.
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Wolfle educator helps students meet their clothing needs
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herry Pariser, paraeducator at Wolfle Elementary School, had the idea for an on-site Clothing Closet , based on the need she sees there. Having clean clothing, in good condition, on hand for on-site emergencies or for kids in need is helpful at schools, as Pariser had seen when she worked at Gordon Elementary. When Wolfle approached us about being involved in its Clothing Closet, we were all for it. Kids feel comfortable
talking to Pariser, who they call “Ms. P.” Pariser is also very observant of kids’ needs, even when they’re trying to hide it. Recently, she noticed a student seeming to use her jacket as a cover up. It turned out she had a big hole in her pants. Many children come to school wearing shoes with a fit so awkward it affects how they walk. Some children sleep in their clothes because they don’t have pajamas, and continue to wear them day after day. Sometimes, clothes are soiled during the school day and a quick replacement garment is needed. Wolfle has one of the highest percentages of children qualifying for free and reduced lunch (mostly free) in all of Kitsap County. More than 60 percent of students qualify, which beyond the lunch statistic is also a poverty measurement for schools. Wolfle and ShareNet work closely together through our Food to Grow
On program, providing food to children in need throughout the school year and summer session. The Clothing Closet is another great example of how Wolfle innovates to address a variety of family needs. As a local institution working with poverty as a fact of daily life, Wolfle not only meets the challenge squarely, but transcends it through hard work and helping kids obtain better results. Finding a space for the closet was not easy. A muchtreasured supply area had to be forfeited, but it was a sign of how important everyone at Wolfle believes the closet will be. The staff doesn’t think coats and mittens will be a problem because they seem to get many of those, but pants, shoes, socks, underwear and pajamas are another story. In addition to accepting donations of used and new clothing for the closet, Wolfle plans on purchasing new items for certain categories as necessary, espe-
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cially when the items are on sale at a discount retailer. ShareNet will assist in funding those purchases. It is also hoped that local retailers will be willing to donate or broker super deals for a good cause. Pariser will be donating her lunch hour to the cause, maintaining the closet and assisting students with a change of clothes or a takehome package of new or new-to-them attire. Just as
the ShareNet Thrift Store launders its donated goods, Wolfle will launder clothes for the closet. School staff will help her identify students in need, much as they do for us in identifying kids who are food insecure at home. Donations will be accepted at ShareNet and at Wolfle. Please donate only clothes in good, clean condition which have a lot of life left in them. It doesn’t help
tant in my life,” she said. “I grew up around my Asian family.” When I hesitated asking a 14-year-old about her future, she jumped in with: “I already know! Animated video game designer first, and then to Korea as an English teacher. “I’ve been picking up the Korean language since sixth grade. I learn from movies and from a Korean friend.” Arianna values the arts in
Continued from page 12 “It is safe here, with a small-town feel,” she said. “Although I love Seattle and want to travel, beyond Kingston seems scary.” She lives with her mom, two younger sisters, and grandmother. Her grandmother came from Vietnam during the war and plans on taking Arianna there. “Asian culture is impor-
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anyone to utilize donation sites for clothes not in good repair. Of current donations of kids’ clothes to ShareNet, about 20 percent of them are suitable for resale in our thrift store, according to Operations Manager Amy Phillips. That’s in contrast to 60 percent suitable for resale among adult clothes donated. Both the low donations of kids’ clothes and the fact so many of them are already worn out mean that ShareNet currently doesn’t have a lot to pass on to Wolfle. By working together to promote Wolfle’s Clothing Closet to the community, we hope to increase that supply stream. ShareNet will also help Wolfle fund parenting classes at the school in April. Parents will be encouraged to attend at upcoming parent-teacher conferences. — Mark Ince is executive director of ShareNet. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Ever since I could hold a pencil I drew animals mostly, and then in seventh-grade I discovered human portraits.” — Arianna Hempel
our community. “Society is changing a lot especially for our generation,” she said. “The arts bring a lot of hope into a person. If I didn’t know how to draw, I wouldn’t express my emotions. I wouldn’t be happy. Beyond the natural world most of the things we see are made by artists — architecture, cars, videos, landscape design, clothes, appliances. The community wouldn’t work without artists.” As I left the crowded, creatively engaged students in the art room, the backs of two ninth-graders, sitting side-by-side, were bent over their latest project. In Arianna and Kindra Smith (FAB Featured Artist in November), there is such hope. Kindra is now a paid artist; her work was purchased by the Educational Service District 114 at the High School Art Show to hang in its permanent collection.
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100s gather for 26th Stan Purser Memorial Pow-Wow
Above, a young dancer’s shawl features scenes from the ‘Wizard of Oz,’ March 1 at the Stan Purser Memorial Pow-Wow in Little Boston. Children are a focus of the noncompetitive winter gathering. Above right, children take their seats for musical chairs. Richard Walker / Staff photo Right, PowWow attendees scramble for candy tossed onto the floor. According to an earlier story in the North Kitsap Herald, the candy toss is an homage to Stan Purser, who often handed out candy to people when they visited him. Richard Walker / Staff photo
The Ramblerz drum group sings an intertribal song March 1 during the 26th Stan Purser Memorial PowWow. Richard Walker / Staff photo
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Vehicle crashes into Indianola post office building Postmaster ‘narrowly missed being struck by heavy objects’; post office closed, then reopens March 15
A Jeep SUV crashed into the Indianola U.S. Post Office March 14, pushing a wall in about 2 feet and damaging equipment. The crash closed the retail lobby and access to P.O. boxes. Michele Laboda / NKF&R
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INDIANOLA — The Indianola U.S. Post Office can only accept cash after a Jeep SUV crashed into the building and damaged equipment March 14. The driver told officials that her foot slipped from the brake onto the gas pedal, lurching the vehicle forward over a low curb,
and crashing into the building. The vehicle pushed
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A postmaster “narrowly missed being struck by several heavy objects that were knocked over by the impact,” according to the press release. There were no injuries. Emergency crews
from North Kitsap Fire & Rescue and a Kitsap County Sheriff’s deputy responded to the crash. People with P.O. boxes were allowed to check their mail at 7 p.m. the day of the crash, according to postal service spokesman Ernie Swanson. The Indianola U.S. Post Office reopened for business March 15, Swanson said. Cash was the only method of payment for a few days, he said. The post office can now accept bankcard payments. The postal service leases the building and the landlord’s insurance company has not made an assessment, Swanson said.
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SEQUIM — A female bald eagle found injured in Kingston is the newest temporary resident of Sequim’s Northwest Raptor and Wildlife Center. On March 14, Kingston landowner Scott McClure was alerted by his dogs to a commotion in a bramble bush. There, he found the eagle, which had apparently been in a fight with another bird. The right side of its head was bloodied.
Raptor Center volunteer Linda Gambrel said a state Fish and Wildlife officer met Raptor Center founder Jaye Moore halfway that night to transfer the bird to the Raptor Center at 1051 W. Oak Court, Sequim. The eagle is expected to make a full recovery and will be released soon in the Kingston area, Moore said. The Northwest Raptor & Wildlife Center (www. nwraptorcenter.com) is a nonprofit run by Moore, her husband, Gary, and unpaid
volunteers, with support from Greywolf Veterinary Hospital and donations from the public. According to its website, the center’s mission is to “rehabilitate injured, orphaned, abandoned or permanently incapacitated wildlife, with a special emphasis on caring for birds of prey.” Residents include eagles, owls, hawks, raccoons, coyotes, fawns and others. Each permanent resident costs about $1,000 a year to house and
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Port Gamble gears up for expanded fabrics festival
port gamble gazette By shana smith
n collaboration with Quilted Strait and The Artful Ewe, Port Gamble is destined to become a fiber artists’ paradise with the third annual Fibers and Fabrics Festival set for April 26-27. This extremely popular festival attracts visitors from all over the Pacific Northwest and will include prizes and stunning quilt and fiber arts displays at the Hood Canal Vista Pavilion and the historic St. Paul’s Church. Visitors to the festival can participate in classes and demonstrations while visiting numerous vendors at the famed Walker-Ames House.
Kris Cornell of Quilted Strait is excited to add an antique sewing machine collection to be on display in the basement of St. Paul’s Church. The collection is courtesy of Don Elliot of Gig Harbor. The Artful Ewe opened in 2006 at the old fire station and moved to its current location, 32180 Rainier Ave., in 2007. Owner Heidi Dascher opened The Artful Ewe II in 2009, a few doors down from her main shop. She wanted to provide a dedicated space for people to learn the art of weaving and spinning. Heidi always encourages people to sit in the “Cozy Corner” of her shop, which is set up with instructional books, comfy chairs, a spinning wheel, and a friendly atmosphere. She also gives free knitting and spinning lessons to anyone while she is open for business. The Artful Ewe II weaving and spinning studio offers six to eight classes a year, each lasting six to eight weeks. The walls of The Artful Ewe are covered with countless, vividly colored skeins of yarn which are all hand– dyed by Heidi.
Heidi hand-dyes easily more than 125,000 feet of yarn a year — that’s almost 25 miles of yarn! The Artful Ewe is open Friday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. To learn more about this wonderful shop and classes, go to www. theartfulewe.com. Quilted Strait opened its doors in April 2010 after moving from Port Angeles. With more than 3,100 square feet of merchandise, display and class space, owners Kris and Jerry Cornell have enjoyed much success as one of the largest quilt shops in the region. Quilted Strait has been a Featured Shop in the national publication “Better Homes and Gardens Quilt Sampler.” Quilted Strait is not only home to more than 4,000 bolts of fabric, it has a large classroom space that hosts more than 100 classes each year. Quilted Strait is located in the historic Stables building, 32280 Puget Way NE, and is open daily from 10 a.m. 5 p.m. To get information on classes or to sign up for their newsletter, visit www.quiltedstrait.com.
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New production at Port Gamble Theater The Port Gamble Theater Co. is set to run its exciting new production, “Pygmalion,” every weekend from March 28 to April 13. The show will run Friday and Saturdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. To purchase tickets ahead of time, go to www.portgam-
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April Calendar of Events PORT GAMBLE THEATER CO. PRESENTS: “PYGMALION” March 28 - April 13 For times and tickets visit www.PortGambleTheater.com ROOTS ROCK RUN LUMBERJACK ENDURANCE RUN APRIL 12-13 Race through the trails surrounding Port Gamble. Visit: www.rootsrockrun.com for more information or to register. PORT GAMBLE PRESENTS FIBERS & FABRICS APRIL 25-27 In collaboration with The Quilted Strait and The Artful Ewe, Port Gamble will become a fiber artist’s paradise of classes, demonstrations, prizes and vendors. For more information contact Kris at 360-930-8145 or Heidi at 360-643-0183.
The Artful Ewe • 360-643-0183 • www.theartfulewe.com Hand-dyed yarns, spinning fibers and weaving studio. Mikes Four Star BBQ • 360-297-4227 • www.mikesfourstarbbq.com 2012 & 2013 Award Winner: Best BBQ (finalist) in Evening Magazine’s “The BEST of Western Washington”. Stop in and find out why! No. 7 Books at Port Gamble • 360-881-0489 Used, New & Rare books in 6 themed rooms. “ A book lover’s bookstore.” Olympic Outdoor Center • 360-297-4659 • www.OlympicOutdoorCenter.com Kayak and paddleboard sales and rentals. Classes, tours, salmon tours, private lessons, clothing and accessories. Port Gamble General Store & Cafe • WE’VE REOPENED! 360-297-7636 • www.portgamblegeneralstore.com Serving breakfast, lunch, NW Beer, NW wine & cocktails daily. Serving dinner Thurs.-Sun. 5-8:30pm. Gifts for home and garden. Expansion opening in May 2014. Port Gamble Guest Houses • 360-447-8473 • www.portgambleguesthouse.com Waterfront vacation cottages. Port Gamble Historic Museum • 360-297-8078 • www.portgamble.com • Call for hours & museum info Port Gamble Weddings & Events • 360-297-8074 • www.portgambleweddings.com “Create a Lifetime of Memories...” The Quilted Strait • 360-930-8145 • www.quiltedstrait.com Quilting fabrics, kits, notions & supplies. Sally’s Barbershop • 360-779-9768 Port Gamble’s #1 Barbershop! Across from the general store. Tango Zulu Imports • 360-297-3030 • www.tangozuluimports.com Handmade, fair trade baskets, clothing, jewelry & accessories. Tea Room at Port Gamble / Bistro by Night • 360-297-4225 • www.tasteportgamble.com Breakfast, brunch, tea parties, weekend dinners. Terrapin Farms • 360-697-7388 • www.terrapinfarms.com Fresh fruits & vegetables. Open May-Oct, Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10-5. WISH & Rainy Day Antiques • 360-297-4114 Unique variety of gifts, cards, antiques, vintage, handcrafted items & jewelry by local artists.
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Greater Kingston C H A M B E R
KINGSTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 2014 LEADERSHIP President MIKE HALEY Rogers Family Insurance Vice-President (Interim) DONNA ETCHEY North Kitsap Herald Kingston Community News Treasurer JERRY TELLINGHUISEN Kingston CPA
LETTER FROM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - MIKE HALEY What is going on at the Chamber of Commerce??? Well for one thing we have moved to the North Star Building right down by the ferry landing where the visitors coming into our town will see us much better than the old location. Our Visitor Center volunteers will be able to help many more visitors and direct them to the activities, goods and services our members provide. And in conjunction with the Port of Kingston we will be able to help the many boaters who visit Kingston in droves during the warmer months. What else?? What is the buzz about “WHY NOT US”? By the time
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or “WHY NOT US” should take us through the warming of spring and into our summer with so many activities. Join us: The Chamber Luncheons are the 1st Tuesday of each month at the Kingston Yacht Club from 11:30 to 1:00. A great lunch for only $15, featured speakers, and wonderful networking opportunities. The Chamber After Hours events are the 2nd Thursday of each month from 5 to 7 PM and are at a featured member’s business location. See our web page for the details at www.kingstonchamber.com . The Chamber Board of Directors meets at the Oak Table from 7:30 to 9:00 AM on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. All are welcome. Have a great month and support Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce members WHY NOT US!!! Cheers, Mike Haley, president Rogers Family Insurance 360-509-9178 email@example.com
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looking forward to seeing if it does as well. Besides posters, I also design logos, brochures, flyers, memorial service programs, graphic elements for websites, newsletters – I’ve even came up with concept drawings for a float plane cookie cutter! I’ve developed a reputation for quality work at a reasonable price. I’m passionate about design and reflecting my client’s vision for their business or event. My spare time is taken up with acting in local theatrical productions, working with the Northwest Airedale Terrier Rescue – fostering and transporting, reading, cooking, traveling, and watching movies with my husband, Don.
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For the 4th year in a row, Martha & Mary AT HOME Services received a “Best of Home Care” designation from Home Care Pulse for their in-home caregiver services. For the 2nd time, Martha & Mary’s Health and Rehab Services are the recipient of the “Best in Class” Customer Experience Award from Pinnacle Quality Insight having satisfied the rigorous demand of scoring in the top 15% of the nation, with ratings provided directly from its rehab clients. M & M KIDS programs serve hundreds of children (infant to 12years) including before and after school programs in the North and Central Kitsap School districts. Martha & Mary’s enrichment and intergenerational programs are nationally recognized and unique in the area of long-term care for Kitsap County. Last fall, the community turned out to welcome Martha & Mary and its partners at the Grand Opening of the Martha & Mary Senior Apartments at Kingston Village Green. This beautifully designed senior independent living complex filled up quickly and now welcomes a new, on-site community manager, Doyle Hanby. Martha & Mary has provided quality, compassionate care to children, adults, seniors and their families in the West Sound region since 1891. As a long-standing non-profit with 17 service locations and over 600 employees, Martha & Mary has much to be proud of as it continues to grow and look to the future. SAVE THE DATE! On Sunday, April 27, Martha & Mary hosts its annual Generations of Care Luncheon at Kiana Lodge. Great speakers, food and fellowship. Reserve tickets at (360) 626-7879 or e-mail us at email@example.com.
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Mar 28 through Apr 13 Port Gamble Theater Presents â€œPygmalionâ€? through April 13, 2014 Apr 1 Greater Kingston Chamber Business Lunch at the Kingston Cove Yacht Club 11:45am. Greater Kingston Events Committee Meeting at Dâ€™Vine Wines & Dâ€™Lectables 4-5pm Apr 2 Kingston Citizenâ€™s Advisory Council North Kitsap Fire and Rescue Station on Miller Bay Road 7- 9pm Kingston-North Kitsap Rotary, Miller Bay Road Fire Station 12:00pm (every Wednesday Now seeking new members)
Apr 3 Greater Kingston Kiwanis â€“ Oak Table CafĂŠ Kingston 7-9pm (every Thursday, Now seeking new members)
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Apr 8 Friends of the Library Meeting â€“ Kingston Library 10am to noon Apr 9 Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce Board Meeting at the Oak Table CafĂŠ 7:30-9am Apr 10 Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce â€œAfter Hoursâ€? at Dâ€™Vine Wines & Dâ€™Lectables 5-7pm Coffee Oasis Forums at Kingston Middle School 6:30pm, March 20th, April 10th & May 1st Apr 12 Kingstonâ€™s â€œTown Clean-Upâ€? 9am to
Noon. Meet at the new Chamber of Commerce Office in the NorthStar Building on Washington Blvd. adjacent to the ferry terminal parking lot. BuDu Racing presents West Side Mountain Bike Racing, Port Gamble www.portgamble.com Apr 15 Village Green Foundation Meeting North Kitsap Fire & Rescue Station on Miller Bay Road 4-5:30pm Apr 16 Kingston Garden Club â€“ Bayside Community Church 9am to noon Apr 18 Adult Easter Egg Hunt at 8pm at Kola Kole Park & The Filling Station Bar & Grill (over 21yrs. Only) Kingston Coop Presch. Fundraiser
Apr 19 Easter Egg Hunt at Buck Lake Park at 10am sponsored by the Greater Hansville Community Center Easter Egg Hunt at Kola Kole Park at 10am sponsored by Kingston Cooperative Preschool Apr 25 Free Community Meal â€“ Bayside Community Church 5:30-7pm Apr 25 - 27 Fibers & Fabrics 2014 presented by Quilted Straight & The Artful Ewe 10am-5pm www.portgamble.com Apr 28 Community Beautification Committee Kingston Chamber Office 9-10am
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plishment. Becoming a giver — being generous with your time and resources — will make you happier. Thoughtfully and intentionally giving donations of money, volunteering at places like Stillwaters, or just helping out your neighbor all give you a “helper’s high” and more health benefits than exercising or quitting smoking. Research shows that people who spend money on others or donate to good causes report much greater happiness than those who spend their money on themselves. All of these add up to the secret of being happy — ignore the ads, think positively, and put Earth and your fellow humans first. You will be sustainably happy. Happy Earth Day! Stillwaters will be hosting a new Sustainability Discussion Group in the future. If you are interested in getting on the notification list, call us at 360-297-1226. — Naomi Maasberg is director of Stillwaters Environmental Learning Center. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information from Yes! Magazine and Stillwaters Environmental Center was used in this column.
rior grounds of the book store this summer. Danya and Rik are also looking to provide a website soon and may be joining the online book market as well. For more information on store hours, classes and in-store events, call No. 7 Books at 360-881-0489.
Port Gamble’s 2014 event calendar
Port Gamble is set for an exciting year of events — from the NW Adventure Sports Festival, hosted by Olympic Outdoor Center, and Old Mill Days Americana, to monthly trail activities. You can stay upto-date with activities and happenings by subscribing to the monthly e-newsletter. For information or to sign up for the newsletter, contact the events office at 360-297-8074, or email email@example.com. You also can find details at www. portgamble.com. — Shana Smith is general manager of Port Gamble. Contact her at ssmith@ orminc.com.
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Reactions to embarassing moments change with age M ost of us reaching a certain age in the journey of life find that past embarrassing moments have become entertainment for telling the grandchildren. I have certainly had more than my share of wanting to disappear or crawl under the carpet. When I was young, odd as it seems I was quite shy. Don was always so up front that he thought it funny I could turn red-faced about the simplest thing. One of those moments has stayed very clear in my memory bank. My younger sister, Mary, phoned one day inviting us for dinner on the coming Sunday and we accepted. She sounded very upbeat, saying she had something to tell me. I happily thought perhaps the promotion at
this ‘n’ that By jacque thornton work had come through. Arriving at her front door on Sunday, we found a note taped to it reading, “Go on in, I’ll be back in about 15 minutes.” So we did. The first place I headed for was the bathroom (when you’re pregnant, it becomes your favorite room). Opening the door
and shutting it behind me, with quick steps I made way to the commode behind a dimpled glass wall. “Awk!” I screeched, to see a man sitting on the throne thumbing through a magazine. He looked up and smiled. Gulping “sorry,” I ran out yelling “There’s a man in the bathroom.” Don quickly went in to check. About that time, Mary came through the front door, and I whispered “There’s a weird man in your bathroom!” She looked at me and started laughing so hard. “That’s Chuck — that’s what I wanted to tell,” she said. “We just became engaged.” She displayed her ring finger. The two men walked into the living room, also laughing. I wanted to crawl under the sofa as Mary introduced
me to Chuck. My face was burning. He smiled at me with a wink and said, “Jacque and I met earlier. We have become intimate friends.” Today, having developed a warped sense humor, I probably would say something like, “Hey, when you’re through leave the magazine for me,” and waved and left. It just goes to show, age does have its compensations. Another time was a birthday celebration for me on an Easter. We were living on the acres and sister Mary, her husband Chuck, and his brother Fred, came to spend the holiday weekend. They brought a specially made cake decorated with a cross and “Happy Birthday, Jacque” written on it in pretty pastel yellow and lavender colors. Of course, they
just had to put all 35 candles on it. About the time we were going to cut the cake, company came. Freddie Garrison of Hansville dropped in with his parents, whom we had never met, from Canada. We invited them for cake and coffee. The kids all made a fuss that mom had to blow out all the candles. I took a deep breath and prepared to blow all of them out to show the kids mom could still do it. I blew so hard that my new bottom bridge blew out too — right in the middle of the beautiful cake. There it sat, glistening and unappetizing. I was almost in shock. There was a silence, then no one could hold it back any longer and started laughing like crazy. My face burned but I finally had to
laugh too. Today, if it happened I would probably smile and say, “You know, that’s my piece,” and act like nothing happened. As I said, there is compensation in reaching a certain age and finding you just don’t give a damn. Please remember the Kingston Food Bank with Easter on its way. Let’s make sure our families in need have enough to eat. Also, if you didn’t know, some of us are donating to a rent fund for the next year. The Redeemer Sunshine Ladies have already donated $1,000 from their last rummage sale to the fund. Happy Easter and God bless all. — Contact columnist Jacque Thornton at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our clothing choices define us, even today D o you ever notice people’s shoes or what they’re wear-
ing? If you ask, most people will first say the eyes, and secondly the mouth. That’s probably true, but somewhere along the line people notice what you wear. And I wonder: Could it be because these shirts and dresses and shoes are a defining point of a person? Consider this: Mothers buy cute little satin shoes to protect the sweet toes of their little girls, or they purchase teeny, tiny little football shoes for the small feet of their handsome little boys. It’s called gender-distinctive clothing. a way for a little one to learn their designated role in life or to let onlookers know the gender in case this child just looks like a baby. There were patentleather Mary Jane’s worn by little girls to tea parties and church and everyone said how cute she looks … again gender-defining clothing. Little boys got cowboy boots or tie Oxfords and, of course, baseball shoes. Did anyone think to ask the kids of yore if they enjoyed being so totally immersed in these genderspecific roles? When I was growing up, boys did boy things and girls did girl things. No one asked if the boy might rather play the piano instead of
hansville happenings By donna lee anderson going to basketball camp. And if the girl seemed happier playing sports and getting dirty … well, she was taken in hand and made to understand her proper role in life. Then, things changed. We grew up and had kids of our own and our ways of teaching our children were different. We thought, “So what if Suzie wants to play basketball?” Or, “So what if Sam wants to take singing lessons?” Let them be who they are and we’ll support their choices. We went to ball games and recitals and swim meets and plays, and were surprised at how good our kids were in their chosen endeavors. However, back to the shoes thought: In this present day, shoes might still define all of us, but not by gender. The girls and boys
wear hiking boots for everyday shoes, moms and dads wear sandals in the summer, and have you noticed the comeback of cowboy boots for kids and adults, no matter the gender? Case in point: Go to any general gathering in Hansville and you will see feet covered in what I always referred to as tennis shoes — canvas top and rubber-soled bottoms. But, oh my, how different they are from those shoes we used to see worn to hit that little round, furry ball with a racquet. We now have running shoes, hiking shoes, work shoes. Red shoes, purple shoes and green shoes all made of canvas and rubber. Some come with leather patterns on the top and some identify them as a certain brand (the big N on the side is a giveaway). The price has changed too. Those Keds most of my childhood friends wore in the summer were meant to last a season and then when your feet grew bigger, out they went. No passing down to a sibling those holey, dirty shoes, if in fact there was much shoe left to pass down. The next kid got a new pair. But I digress. What I was talking about was how clothes and, especially, shoes define us … even as adults. We dress one way to go to church and we certainly
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Remembering the life of a great north end Rotarian Rotary News K ingston Rotary Club recently lost one of its most distinguished and beloved Rotarians, Rea Mowery. Rea was generous to both the Rotary Club and to the Kingston community. His philanthropy resulted in financing a major portion of the picnic pavilion in Village Green Park, which was subsequently named for Rea. Rea was born on May 22, 1923, in Harrisburg, Pa., to Laura Margaret Bruner and Oscar Rea Mowery Sr., a baker, piano player and railroad worker who died when Rea was 10. Rea grew up in a family of sisters, and perhaps this influenced his good manners and chivalry to females. Rea studied printing,
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worked as a fireman on the Pennsylvania Railroad and then joined the Marine Corps to serve in the Pacific during World War II. After the war, he earned a BA in sociology from San Diego State College while working for the San Diego YMCA. Called up for the Korean War, Rea rejoined the Marine Corps, staying through three tours of duty in Vietnam. He retired in 1968 as a Marine Gunner (Warrant Officer CW0-3), with numerous awards, decorations and friends earned over his long career. Rea had a lifelong enjoy-
ment of the outdoors, an unsurpassed ability to survive difficult situations, and more stories than he had time to share. As a civilian, Rea worked with the Rancho Santa Fe Association for 14 years and then became a founding officer of Rancho Santa Fe National Bank. He retired from the bank just before his 79th birthday. Rea supported the Rancho Santa Fe community and schools through work in the San Diego Boys and Girls Club, Boy Scouts of America, Red Cross, Historical Society, Library Guild, Garden Club, and other organizations. His community work earned him the title “Mr. Rancho Santa Fe.” A 35-year member of Rancho Santa Fe Rotary
Club, Rea served as president, a member of the board of directors, and as assistant district governor. He also helped establish the Kingston Rotary Club, traveling between the two communities for more than 10 years. In 2002, he moved fulltime to Kingston and became a great asset to the Kingston Rotary Club. Near the beginning of each Rotary meeting, Rea shared his “Rotary Moment.” Rotarians looked forward to these “moments,” where Rea shared a bit of Rotary’s history and significant events. When Rea was not busy doing community work, he enjoyed cooking, woodworking, playing the organ, camping, hiking, and fish-
ing. He was an avid historian who studied Abraham Lincoln and the Battle of Gettysburg. Rea’s greatgrandfather fought at Gettysburg in an Artillery Regiment for the Union Army at age 14. He traveled frequently to Gettysburg to attend conventions and commemorative events. Rea married the love of his life, Betty Willett, in San Diego in 1945. They raised four children as they moved from one duty station to another. When Betty became ill, Rea cared for Betty in their home in Kingston until her death in January 2011. They had many grandchildren and great-grandchildren who will miss this wonderful man. His generosity was
shared with both his Rotary Club and the greater Kingston community. He funded several community projects and left a substantial bequest to the Village Green Foundation. Rotary meetings just won’t be the same without Rea and his “Rotary Moment.” Kingston Rotary is always looking for new members who like to involve themselves in community projects. Meetings are held every Wednesday at noon at the North Kitsap Fire & Rescue station on Miller Bay Road in Kingston. We gather at 11:45 a.m. to socialize before lunch and the meeting. For more information on joining Rotary, contact Fredrick Branchflower at fbranchflower@comcast. net.
Milestone for Kingston’s Methodist Church in April A glance At the past By harriet muhrlein
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Airman Gabrielli completes USAF basic training KINGSTON — Air Force Airman Ryan C. Gabrielli graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San AntonioLackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Gabrielli is the son of Carol Gabrielli of Bremerton and Shawn Antig of Kingston. He is a 2013 graduate of Central Kitsap High School, Silverdale. See newsmakers, Page 24
irst, an apology is in order for the missing “Glance at the Past” for March. I was ready to send my article from the sunshine in Southern California, but my very wellused computer decided to take a permanent vacation. Actually, it died! It will be buried when I return to Kingston in April. This picture is of a relatively new building in the Kingston area. It is of Redeemer United Methodist Church, located on the corner of Parcells and Shorty Campbell Road. The month of April is most important. The first Methodist worship service held in the Kingston area was on Easter Sunday, April 2004. The multipurpose room at Wolfle Elementary School was Redeemer’s home for 10 years. Twenty years have passed since then. Some founding members decided that a birthday celebration was called for. Invitations have been mailed, notices posted, and plans made. The birthday party is April 27 at the church. Cal White, the founding pastor, will be preaching, and a brief slide show of the
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Kingston author wins prestigious Sci-Fi prize By RICHARD D. OXLEY
KINGSTON — Randy Henderson won the Writers of the Future contest, a competition aimed at amateur writers of speculative fiction. “I had submitted to the contest several times previous and received honorable mentions,” Henderson said. “Then I submitted one of my favorite stories, a story I knew in my bones was my best in every way. I knew it was going to win.” “Shows how much I know,” he added. “That one
ticket to Los didn’t even get an Angeles to rub honorable menelbows with scition. I pouted and ence fiction elite. didn’t submit to Henderson, a them for a while. Kingston-based Then, as I was science fiction nearing the point author, is among where I would 12 writers to win no longer be eli- Randy the annual Writers gible to submit Henderson of the Future conto Writers of the test. Winners will Future, I decided to give it one last shot. I be honored at an awards am still amazed and grateful ceremony in Los Angeles at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre that I won.” That last shot was a story on April 13. The contest is judged by titled “Memories Bleed Beneath the Mask,” and it sci-fi heavyweight writers, proved to be Henderson’s such as Orson Scott Card,
She is survived by her children Jack, Elizabeth Henry and Claire; Larson passed her brothers away on March 14. Robert, William She was 52, and James; and She was born her ex-husband on Dec. 30, 1961 Mark. in Nassau County, A memorial N.Y. gathering was She attended held March 22 at Elizabeth Wheatley High White Horse Golf School and the Larson Club. Museum School — Family of of Fine Arts in Boston. Elizabeth Larson
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many of whom Henderson will have access to during the ceremony. The contest was founded by sci-fi writer L. Ron Hubbard in 1983 and has since been a premier contest for amateur writers of speculative fiction. Today, the contest is accompanied by the Illustrators of the Future contest, which provides the same honor to amateur artists. Henderson’s “Memories Bleed Beneath the Mask” will be included in the 30th volume of the Writers of the Future anthology, along Center, Port Orchard. Divisional Awards Detectives n Deputy Dave Fortenbacher n Deputy Justin Childs n Deputy Scott Jensen Divisional Awards Patrol n Deputy Jon Johnson Employee of the Year n Detective Nicole Menge — Send Newsmakers items to Kipp Robertson, krober tson@nor thkitsapheraldcom
with other winning entries. The story, while speculative, was sourced from the author’s own experiences. “The idea came from watching watching members of another family hovering around a dying matriarch as they passiveaggressively argued over her valuables and jockeyed for her position in the family hierarchy,” Henderson said. “I wondered, what if the main thing they were fighting over, the most valuable possession of their dying family member that one of them could actually inherit, was the person’s memories, and the skills and knowledge those memories bestow? That was where I started, and I was a bit surprised at where it went and how it ended.” Henderson’s experience with the writing scene echoes what other authors relate as the nature of the game: rejection. “Writing is a brutal venture,” Henderson said. “You write a story, truly believe in it, submit it to magazine after magazine, and get rejected by all. If you are serious about being a writ-
er, you do this a lot. And then, unexpectedly, you get accepted for publication. There is no rhyme or reason to it, no way to predict it. Even the pros still get rejections.” It was a long road through rejection to publication for Henderson. Writing has been a lifelong passion he carried from his youth in Portland, Ore, through a variety of vocations such as factory boat worker in Alaska, weight loss counselor, and “writing tax sob stories for CPA clients.” “My first paid fiction,” Henderson jokes. But he “got serious” about writing in 2008. Henderson formed the Kitsap County Writers Group in Bremerton. In 2009, he attended a workshop at Clarion West, a speculative writers group based in Seattle. Persistence paid off. Henderson’s book series is expected to hit book stores in February 2015. Henderson’s writing, and other news on his soon-tobe published work, can be found on www.randy-henderson.com.
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BIA adds White Horse to Port Madison reservation First expansion of boundaries since 1864 SUQUAMISH — The Port Madison Indian Reservation has been expanded by 283 acres to include all of White Horse Golf Course. The Bureau of Indian Affairs announced the change in a proclamation issued Feb. 28. It’s the first expansion of the reservation since 1864 and is another step in the Suquamish Tribe’s efforts to reacquire land lost during the allotment era. Total acreage of the reservation is now 7,658. “We are proud, happy and grateful to hear that Assistant Secretar y [Kevin] Washburn has approved our request to enlarge the boundary of the Port Madison Indian
Reservation to include the White Horse Golf Course,” Suquamish Chairman Leonard Forsman said in an announcement released by the Tribe. “Our ancestral leaders, including Chief Seattle, Chief Wahalchu and the other treaty signers trusted the federal government to honor our contract. Our people have endured many hardships resulting from misguided federal policies that enabled sale of our lands and this proclamation, adding land back to our reservation, is a significant step towards reconciliation.” Por t Madison Enterprises, the business arm of the Suquamish Tribe, purchased White Horse Golf Course in 2010 and the property was placed into trust in 2012; the federal government holds title to the land on behalf of the Suquamish Tribe. White Horse comprises
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White Horse Golf Course is now part of the Port Madison Indian Reservation. File photo 396 acres that straddle the original reservation boundary. The newly incorporated 283-acre section includes portions of the golf course, a green belt and a walking trail. Spokeswoman April Leigh said the Suquamish Tribe has no current plans to further develop the prop-
erty. The Suquamish Tribe sought to incorporate the section contiguous to the reservation to improve regulation and management of the parcel. The proclamation allows the Tribe to treat the entire golf course as reservation property,
making management and stewardship more streamlined. Like many Treaty Tribes, the Suquamish continue to face significant challenges in reacquiring reservation lands taken out of Tribal ownership as a result of the assimilation policies of the
previous century, including the federally sponsored sale of reservations lands to non-Natives. In Suquamish, these policies resulted in the loss of 14 miles of reservation waterfront and more than 5,000 acres of Suquamish landholdings. The Suquamish Tribe is a federally-recognized sovereign nation. It is a signatory to the Treaty of Point Elliott of 1855. The Suquamish Tribe’s government offices are located in Suquamish village on the reservation. The Suquamish Tribe government maintains and operates a number of public services for Tribal members and residents, including a museum, parks, police and marine facilities, and a school. Its economic development arm, Port Madison Enterprises, is one of the largest privatesector employers in Kitsap County.
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Kingston Chamber of Commerce has moved KINGSTON — The Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Center (www. kingstonchamber.com)
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