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Gordon principal resigns Rachel Osborn will work on finishing her doctoral dissertation By RICHARD WALKER
KINGSTON — Rachel Osborn has resigned as principal of Gordon Elementary School so she can focus on completing her doctoral dissertation. In a letter to Gordon parents and community members, Osborn wrote that her last day will be June 30. District spokeswoman Jenn Markaryan said the district “will be working toward a
replacement as soon as possible.” Osborn joined Gordon Elementary as interim principal in fall 2012, and her appointm e n t was later m a d e permanent. In her letter, she wrote that she is “truly honored … to have Rachel Osborn had the opportunity to implement changes that have positively impacted students and staff.” Among the changes: A schoolwide prog-
ress monitoring plan; the addition of literature circles, math games, problem solving, skill work, and monitoring of student progress at the Academic Lab; twice monthly citizenship assemblies that “celebrate and reinforce student leadership and positive behavior”; a new system of teacher evaluation; and a “transparent enrollment process” for the Options program. On April 16, the state Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction announced that the Options program at Gordon is the recipient of a Washington Achievement Award for reading growth.
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Sports association, Tribe in talks over leasing land By KIPP ROBERTSON
KINGSTON — The Kingston Youth Sports Association plays on borrowed space. But that may change. Association leaders have met with Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe leadership over the possibility of leasing several acres of land in Little Boston for a sports complex. The Tribal Council has not officially approved the land use, but the Tribe and association have studied the idea. “[The Tribal] Council basically said, ‘Yes, it’s possible, tell us what you’re thinking,’ ” said Kelly Sullivan, the Tribe’s executive director of Tribal Services. Though sports complex is still in the planning stages, one possible location is land on Little Boston Road opposite the Shell gas station, according to the association. If the Tribe did allow the association to lease the land, it would be about 14 acres, according to association President Matt Berger. Once the association secures a lease, it
envisions developing fields for football and baseball, and an indoor facility for sports such as basketball, wrestling and volleyball. The fields could potentially be multi-sport fields. If everything goes perfectly and the association gets the investors it needs — along with a place to develop — the soonest Berger expects a field to be ready to play on is a year to 16 months. “That’s really fast … If everything goes OK, no problems … It could theoretically not be this season, but perhaps the next.” The association, which was formed in 2012, offers Pee Wee baseball, basketball, football, cheerleading, gymnastics, and wrestling. It wasn’t long ago when the association was admitted into the Kitsap Peninsula Adult Pee Wee Association, which organizes, promotes, and assists junior sport programs in Kitsap. Under the association, Pee Wee sports compete against other associations as far away as Port Townsend and See Sports, Page 9
Kitsap County Commissioner Robert Gelder guides a tour along a logging trail through the recently purchased Shoreline Block, April 18. The Shoreline Block is part of the Kitsap Forest & Bay Project. Richard D. Oxley / Staff photo
More than 500 acres purchased by Kitsap Forest & Bay Project celebrated By RICHARD D. OXLEY
ORT GAMBLE — Kitsap comes in a range of green, gold and blue stretched across its landscape; a landscape sustains its community. It’s something that outdoor and wildlife enthusiast, and anyone who uses a well for water, aptly knows.
An effort waged by local partners aims to keep it that way. “This is a celebration of many years coming to fruition,” County Commissioner Robert Gelder said. “It’s the first domino to fall into place.” That first domino is the county’s $4.6 See Shoreline, Page 3
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Continued from page 1 Options is one of 413 programs that will receive awards for Overall Excellence, High Progress, Reading Growth, Math Growth, Extended Graduation Rate, and English Language Acquisition. Gordon has 480 students and 19 classroom teachers, an average student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. “I’m not leaving because there’s a tough part [of the job],” Osborn told the Herald. “I love the kids and the staff at the school. But I’ve been doing my principalship and doctoral work concurrently, and it’s really important for me to do a top-level job on my dissertation. There’s a sad part in leaving, but next spring at this time when I’m Dr. Rachel Osborn, a lot of doors will open for me.” Osborn has been an educator for approximately 11 years and in 2012-13 earned $92,962, according to the School Employee Salaries database managed by the Tacoma News Tribune. Osborn was previ-
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Gordon Principal Rachel Osborn watches Richard Gordon sign a globe in the Gordon Elementary Library during Gordon’s 2013 visit to his namesake school. Osborn has resigned as principal. Kipp Robertson / Staff photo ously Title I and Learning Assistance Program facilitator for the Renton School District. She graduated summa cum laude from Central Washington University, receiving a bachelor’s in special education and elementary education. She earned a master’s in English as a Second Language and bilingual education from Heritage University, and studied Spanish at Centro Mexicano Internacional in Morelia, Mexico. Osborn earned her prin-
cipal’s credential at City University, she said. She began work on her doctorate in education, with a focus on school improvement, in 2011 at the University of West Georgia. Through the district communications office, Assistant Superintendent Chris Willits said Osborn has been with the district for two years “and we appreciate the hard work and dedication that she gave to Gordon Elementary and the community.”
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Forest & Bay Project Conservation blocks n Port Gamble Shoreline Block: 564 acres with 1.5 miles of shoreline. n Port Gamble Forest Block: 3,355 acres. n Hansville Block: 1,782 acres n Divide Block: 662 acres n North Kitsap Heritage Park Expansion Block: 366 acres.
Funding $3 million for the Port Gamble Forest from the U.S. Navy / S’Klallam Tribes n $1 million for the Port Gamble Forest from the Washington State Department of Ecology n $500,000 for North Kitsap Heritage Park from Kitsap County n $400,000 for North Kitsap Heritage Park from the U.S. Forest Service n $393,000 for North Kitsap Heritage Park from the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program n $100,000 for North Kitsap Heritage Park from Washington Salmon Recovery n $997,000 for Divide/Grovers Creek from the Washington Wildlife and Recreation Program n $350,000 for Divide/Grovers Creek from the Washington Salmon Recovery n $200,000 for Divide/Grovers Creek from the Great Peninsula Conservancy n $13,465 in private donations n
Continued from page 1 million purchase of 564 acres, including 1.5 miles of shoreline, bordering Port Gamble. The area is referred to, simply, as the Shoreline Block. It is just one piece of a much larger endeavor to conserve nearly 6,700 acres of land in North Kitsap, known as the Kitsap Forest & Bay Project.
The project On the afternoon of April 18, county and local officials led a tour through the first purchase for the conservation venture. “It is broken down into five blocks,” Gelder said. He helped lead the tour on April 18. “There’s the Hansville Block; the Heritage Park Expansion Block to the east of North Kitsap Heritage Park; there’s what’s called the Divide Block which is south of Port Gamble Bay; you have the Shoreline Block which we’re touring today; and then the Port Gamble Block which is the largest portion of the overall acreage.” Gelder spoke to a crowded minivan driven by Poulsbo Councilwoman Linda Berry-Maraist. The van held a small crew from Bremerton-Kitsap Access Television, press, and
State Representative Drew Hansen. Following behind were two other vehicles with more press, county staff, TV crews and State Senator Christine Rolfes. Much of the blocks, such as the Shoreline portion toured that day, has been under the stewardship of Pope Resources, for logging purposes. Pope is now among a list of partners who are working to conserve the land, which also includes Kitsap County, the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe, the Suquamish Tribe, Forterra (a conservation organization), Great Peninsula Conservancy, and 30 local and state agencies, businesses and community groups.
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The project is funded largely through grants; federal, state and other. Gelder said that the Shoreline Block fit the needs for many current grants because of its proximity to the shoreline and connection to Puget Sound, a body of water that many agencies are attempting to restore. The properties themselves also offer a unique boost of supporting funds. Since the land was established for growing timber crops, trees were planted in close proximity to each other. But trees don’t often grow so closely side-byside. To bring the forest into a more natural state, with a variety of vegetation, the trees will be thinned. The trees that are removed can be sold to produce nontax sourced funds for the project.
Recreational potential The Shoreline Block leads into the surrounding uplands, and neighbors the Port Gamble Forest Block which, at 3,355 acres, is the largest area the project hopes to acquire. “The land is laced with these logging roads,” said Berry-Maraist while driving on such a route. “It’s a wonderful place to walk. You can walk sideby-side,” she said. “There are all these little skinny trails; there’s about 60 miles of trails through all the blocks.” It’s not just hikers that will find the blocks of interest, Gelder noted. “Why it’s important is probably different for everybody, for each individual,” Gelder said. “There are those for who it’s important because they love being outdoors and on the trails because they are hikers. There are those who are equestrian aficionados. The mountain bikers, too.” A point pressed further as the tour soon passed
two horseback riders, and a mountain biker out for an afternoon ride on some muddy trails. “When you think about  acres and all the potential that it has as a park unto itself, then the capacity that we will hopefully add to the overall system within the next several months, it will be phenomenal,” Gelder said. The project has many goals, including the encouragement of eco-recreation in North Kitsap as a viable business field, as well as to create a public network of trails on both land and water.
“If we’re successful with the larger goal ... what we have is a huge regional draw. Not only for local quality of life, but as recreation for throughout the Puget Sound.” — Robert Gelder, Kitsap County Commissioner
falls here is what we have. If we are able to restore some of the more shallow wells, it helps us a lot.” With one block down, the project continues. The Heritage Park Expansion Block is expected to be acquired this April, if not soon thereafter. And then, three more blocks. “If we’re successful with the larger goal … what we have is a huge regional draw,” Gelder said. “Not only for local quality of life, but as recreation for throughout the Puget Sound area.”
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Environment Gelder is quick to note the conservation effort goes beyond simply setting aside land to enjoy the outdoors. The region, and the five blocks, also serve a vital purpose for the local ecosystem. “When you think about it, it’s not just about the trees and the trails, it’s also about the ecological function that this property offers to Port Gamble Bay, the Hood Canal and Puget Sound,” he said. “By preserving it, we are able to make a huge impact on water quality.” “When you think about Kitsap, we are the Puget
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ur hearts go out to the victims and families of the mudslide in Oso. North Kitsap residents may want to help the recovery effort. Here are some things you should know. Be careful if you are approached by organizations you haven’t heard of. State officials warn that scam artists might try to take advantage of the tragedy in Oso by posing as legitimate charities. The Secretary of State and governor’s websites have advice on how to donate wisely. Go to www.sos.wa.gov/charities/ givewisely.aspx and/or www.governor.wa.gov/news/ landslide/default.aspx. n American Red Cross: Go to www.redcross.org/ snoco. You can also text “RedCross” to 90999 to make a $10 donation. n Arlington Community Food Bank Oso Disaster Fund: Donate at any Bank of America location. n Cascade Valley Hospital Foundation: All donations go directly to those affected by the mudslide. Donate at http://bit.ly/1lqjpXz or by phone at 360435-2133, ext. 7805. You can also donate to the fund through an account at any Union Bank branch. n Catholic Community Services: Go to www.ccsww. org to help cover the costs of funerals and help family members to fly in for services if they can’t afford it. n Gas cards: Help provide gas cards for Oso-area residents who must commute longer distances because of the slide. Mail checks with “gas card” on the memo line to P.O. Box 90, Darrington, WA 98241. n KeyBank: An account has been set up for Amanda Skorjanc and her 6-month-old baby, who were seriously injured and lost their home, belongings and car. Call 360-629-6489 or go to any KeyBank branch. n Northwest Equine Stewardship Center: Go to www.nwesc.org. Donations provide supplies to those that are caring for horses who have lost their owners in the mudslide. n The Salvation Army: Call 800-725-2769, go to www.salvationarmynw.org, or mail to Salvation Army, Northwest Divisional Headquarters, 111 Queen Anne Ave. N., No. 300, Seattle, WA, 98109. Designate your gift as “disaster relief.” n Snohomish County Volunteer Search and Rescue Team: Go to www.scvsark9.org or mail to 5506 Old Machias Road, Snohomish, WA 98290. Donations can be earmarked for the helicopter rescue team, operations support unit, K-9 unit or swiftwater team. n United Way’s Oso recovery fund: Go to www. uwsc.org or mail to United Way of Snohomish County, Attn: Finance Dept., 3120 McDougall Ave., Suite 200, Everett, WA 98201.
For the Record n Regarding the story, “12 years later: Kingston man cleared of charges,” page 1, April Kingston Community News: The family of Roland Peters’ landlord said Peters is being asked to leave the property because of non-payment of rent, not because of something he was accused of in 2002. n Because of an editing error, the photo caption was incomplete on page 1, April Kingston Community News, “New features, permit at Dragonfly Farms.” The caption should read, “The farm in Hansville has reopened as a wholesale and retail nursery and is now permitted as an event venue.”
Update on the park at the Kingston Inn site In response to queries about the planning for a port park at the old Kingston Inn site, here’s where we’ve come from and where we’re going. On Sept. 20, 2005, a fastmoving fire destroyed the Kingston Inn. Fortunately, an off-duty Seattle firefighter was eating dinner there and, with the help of another off-duty firefighter, they got all the people out just before the fire engulfed the building. That took only minutes. After being vacant for eight years, a donor with a soul for the community put into action what many had just thought about: preserving that extraordinary downtown view of Puget Sound. Through the Kitsap Community Foundation, the lot was purchased to be a port-owned park that preserved views, reflected community priorities, and served families waiting for the ferry. Park planning kicked off with a community survey on priorities. Places to relax, open space, and a covered area came out on top. Next, equally rated, were a playground, water feature, and public art. Two community workshops collected ideas on how to do this. There was another survey on our downtown’s best assets and what else we’d like to see there. Top assets included a small town charm, our waterfront, views, and beaches. Top park-related improvements were a playground, parking, gathering spot, and better beach access. Designs to embody these priorities were posted on the port’s website and comments were collected at a community meeting and from e-mails (which you can still send in.) All this will be rolled into a final design, which goes out this month to a state grant competition. If we’re
successful, park funding should be available next June. Walt Elliott Commissioner Port of Kingston
May attend a PTA meeting Re: “PTA heavy handed in control of info,” page A4, April 2014 Kingston Community News: Thank you for the editing. I learned about eliminating my emotional rhetoric and forming paragraphs. It’s unfortunate KCN is only a monthly publication, but we have chosen to live in small communities. I suppose I could get out of the house and attend Gordon Elementary PTA meetings if I would be admitted, not being a Gordon PTA member. Bill Williams Kingston
Lack of fair treatment for KHS The following is an excerpt from an email I sent to the North Kitsap School Board and attendees of a
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meeting between them and Superintendent Patty Page that I was invited to. The full e-mail can be found at http://1drv.ms/1knPHmm I am disappointed with the fragmentation of course offerings within our own school district. From Kingston High School’s getgo, there has always been a district preference for North Kitsap High School and related Poulsbo amenities. The list is endless: The battle we fought for field lights, the “regional stadium” (to use NKSD’s doublespeak) that says Vikings all over it, but not even a small “Buccaneers,” the types of elective offerings (in particular, the music, art, and CTE offerings), and perceived tighter staffing (larger class sizes), are all areas Kingston has ended up with the short end of the stick. Even with these shortcomings we have been given, KHS still manages to have higher standardized test scores and AP scores than NKHS. In fact, the only area of parity between the two schools is athletics, which benefits from
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misleading participation statistics that overestimate the number of students involved and the importance to scholastic achievement. Ms. Page blamed the lack of class parity between the schools on everything from the inefficiency of Kingston’s staffing (which it isn’t) to the physical location of the classrooms in KHS (which has no relevance in a discussion about course offerings). Is the intention of the school district to turn Poulsbo-area schools into magnet programs? If it is, the school district should come out and say so, rather than simply give Kingston families the brush-off, and the silent treatment. I get the feeling that those of us present yesterday at KMS left very unsatisfied with Ms. Page’s comments. Hopefully, these issues can be resolved more professionally in the future than with the arm-crossing that we have been given so far. Robert Karren Kingston See LETTERS, Page 5
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Public Meetings May 1 Suquamish Citizens Advisory Committee, 6 p.m., Suquamish Elementary School Library, 18950 Park Ave. NE, Suquamish. May 6 n Eglon Port Commission, 7 p.m., Eglon Community Center. n Kitsap County Planning Commission, 9 a.m., Kitsap County Administration Building Commission Chambers, 619 Division St., Port Orchard. Online: www.kitsapgov.com/dcd/pc/. May 7 n Kingston Citizens Advisory Council, 7-9 n
p.m., headquarters fire station, 26642 Miller Bay Road NE, Kingston. Online: www.kitsapgov. com/dcd/Community%20 Advisor y%20Councils/ Kingston/kcac.htm. May 8 n North Kitsap School Board, 6 p.m., district office board room, 18360 Caldart Ave. NE in Poulsbo. Online: www.nkschools. org. May 12 n Kitsap County Board of County Commisioners, 5:30 p.m., Commissioner Chambers, 614 Division St,, Port Orchard. Online: www. kitsapgov.com/boc.
n North Kitsap Fire & Rescue Board of Commissioners, 7:15 p.m., headquarters fire station, 26642 Miller Bay Road, Kingston. Online: www.nkfr. org. May 20 n Kitsap Transit Board of Commissioners, 10:15 a.m., Norm Dicks Government 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 Port Commission, 7 p.m., Indianola Clubhouse. Online: www. portofindianola.com. May 21 n Kington Port Commission, 7 p.m., district office, 25864 Washington Blvd., Kingston. Online: www.portofkingston.org. May 22 n North Kitsap School Board, 6 p.m., district office board room, 18360 Caldart Ave. NE in Poulsbo.
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Great experience for exchange students I would like to give a big “thank you” to the communities and high schools of Poulsbo and Kingston for the great year that they have shown to my exchange students who are here until mid-June. I have been a local coordinator for exchange students for more than 10 years, and still every year I am moved by the experiences these young people have here in our corner of the world. I have enjoyed hearing each month about their experiences with their host families, and I look forward most to the excitement in their voices when they talk about how much fun they are having here in our community. This year, Grace from Hong Kong has been welcomed by her host family’s church with open arms. Agathe from France loves going out to the movies or going to the local teriyaki restaurant with her host sister and friends. Just little things like that have made my students feel as if Poulsbo and Kingston have become their second home.
I’m looking forward to meeting next year’s students, who will be coming to the area with the same amazing experience ahead of them. If anyone would like more information on how they can make a dream come true and share in this wonderful experience by becoming a host family through Aspect Foundation, they can call me at 360-874-9292 or visit www.aspectfoundation.org. Jodi Moore Aspect Foundation
Liberalism: The real enemy within I was sad to see Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Bremerton, coming out against free speech, selectively supporting who and how campaigns are funded. The First Amendment was not written in order to be fair in the eyes of one political party. The First Amendment was written for people we disagree with, not for those we agree with. Liberalism has changed dramatically from its origin of free and independent thinking that founded this country. The concept of ideas being debated and shared were never considered the threat; the attempt to stop those ideas and concepts were. The concern for money
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being used in politics is shared by all, as the other avenues are — such as the bias in our information outlets, academia, Hollywood, and so on. Our health care laws are basically written by lobbyists in the health care industry. We also see employment in state governments requiring union membership, supporting one party with campaign funding regardless of the issues that ensure monetary reward and special consideration paid for by taxpayers. Recently, the Rutgers Faculty Council called for Condoleezza Rice to be uninvited to commencement because of their hostility to Republican politics. We have comedians that use politics as a means of promoting left-leaning ideas in the political realm and Hollywood movies supporting political themes. Corporations are allowed to use the First Amendment to distribute porn throughout our culture. A view that limits free speech on the basis of its own agenda is what is dangerous. Today, liberalism appears closer to what lay behind the Iron Curtain than the founders of this nation. Mick Sheldon Kingston
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Mid-market department stores vanishing with middle class
ince mid-market department store sales reached their retail peaks in January of 2001, they have been steadily heading downhill. Unfortunately the middleclass has been heading downhill as well. Are these two realities related? Look at Sears. It got its start with $14 gold pocket watches, which sold like hotcakes due to the railroads and the newfangled time zones. Richard Sears took his growing company from the eventual 1893 Sears Roebuck catalog (Alvah Roebuck being his watch repairman) to its first department store in 1925. This led to Sears becoming the ubiquitous store anchor in shopping malls around the country. It seems like everyone
as it turns out By marylin olds has shopped at Sears over the years. Every single appliance in my home has come from Sears. They sold durable products and even offered easy-in credit lines to help move their products. Sears was specifically designed for the middleclass. But low-market bigbox stores like Wal-Mart
have been at least partially blamed for 300 store closures since 2010. Midmarket is no place to be, as Sears continues to find out. An advertisement recently came in the mail from a Kitsap area appliance store showing huge high-end, restaurant-quality appliances — gorgeous, showy and totally unnecessary. Yet these appliances evidently sell. The top 5 percent of American earners spent nearly 40 percent of all personal expenditures in 2012, according to the Institute for New Economic Thinking. Responding to this, retail and service industries, who can, are going after big spenders with high-end goods and services. The top 10 percent in 2012 received half of all reported income, reports
the Los Angeles Times. The top 1 percent of that 10 percent receives half of that income – and the top 0.1 percent of that 1 percent received half of that. This 0.1 percent, supposedly a mere 16,000 Americans, each make at least $10 million dollars per year. These are the spenders who donate to political causes and determine our market structure, and so keep the playing field anything but level. A new aggregate limit of $3.5 million has been offered up to the politicallymotivated rich. The prior aggregate limits of $123,200 has been judicially declared a violation of the First Amendment. According to the recent decision of the US Supreme Court in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission,
money equals speech. And we’re supposed to believe that what trickles down can get the economy moving again. Today, 13 million Americans have reached working age since Wall Street’s December 2007 unregulated fit of greed hit the fan. Yet only one quarter of the jobs created in the past three years have been mid-level. And the number of full-time workers still lags behind what it was before the recession, which began in 2008. Mid-market department stores are probably never going to come back as they were, nor, as many believe, will the middle class. Brick-and-mortar stores at both ends of the economic spectrum have felt the effects of the internet as it takes their share of
the pie. Even low-end giants like Wal-Mart and high-end giants like Nordstrom’s must keep up their revenue — and the changing shopping habits of their customers — by increasing online sales. Likewise, there is an urgency for the 90 percent to open a dialogue in order to take back “work hard, play by the rules and you’ll get ahead,” and breathe fresh air into it. If we don’t, the growing gap between the “have nots” and the “have mores” will continue chipping away at our society. —Marylin Olds is an opinion columnist who may be reached at marylin.olds@ gmail.com.
Five North Kitsap School District schools awarded state’s highest honor POULSBO — A mix of schools within the North Kitsap School District will receive the Washington Achievement Award April 24. Of the five schools receiving the award, Pearson Elementary School will receive an award for overall excellence. Vinland Elementary and North Kitsap High School will be awarded for “high prog-
ress.” Kingston High School will receive special recognition in math growth. And the middle school Options program will receive special recognition in reading growth. “I am thrill with this recognition,” Superintendent Patty Page said in a district statement. “All of the staff in North Kitsap work hard every day, and our students are reaping the benefits. North Kitsap has much to
be proud of. A total of 413 schools statewide will be recognized. Of the achievements, “overall excellence” for Pearson means the school is among the top few percentile based on three years of data. “High progress” for Vinland and North Kitsap means they are in the top 10
Members sought for Kingston advisory groups KINGSTON — Applications are being accepted for vacancies on the Kingston Citizens Advisory Council and the Kingston Ferry Advisory Committee. These advisory groups provide input on community planning to the Board of County Commissioners and other county departments and serve as important lines of communications between the community, the county, and in other state agencies such as Washington State Ferries. The council meets 7-9 p.m. the first Wednesday of February, April, June, August, October and December, at North Kitsap Fire & Rescue headquarters. The ferry committee meets according to current needs.
For more information and an online application, visit www.kitsapgov.com/ volunteer, e-mail rpirtle@ co.kitsap.wa.us or call (360) 337-4650.
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percent of schools making the most progress in the performance of all students for three years. Special recognitions for KHS and Options in math and reading show that the schools are in the top 5 percent of median growth in their respective categories. The Of fice of Superintendent of Public Instruction uses the
Achievement Index to assess schools. Those with top performance, such as the ones listed above, are identified. “These awards shine
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S’Klallam Tribe revisiting Point hotel idea Could be 100 rooms, on site of old casino
whether to move ahead with the project. “[The council] could say ‘no’ and this couldn’t go any farther,” Sullivan said. If the project proceeds, the hotel may be built on the site of the old Point Casino. The hotel could have a similar footprint, Sullivan said, and would be about 100 rooms. The hotel would need to operate fluidly with the casino and parking. The old casino is being used as office and storage
space. The hotel would be one of two in the north end. It would allow guests of the casino to stay later for gaming and nighttime events, Sullivan said. It’s not the first time there’s been talk of a hotel to accompany the Point. In 2007, plans discussed with the public included a 100,000-square-foot casino and 11-story hotel. However, the size of the casino was scaled back and the hotel removed from the
plans — at least for the time being. A hotel would be the latest of several economic development and recreation ventures in the last few years for the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe. Port Gamble S’Klallam bought Heronswood botanical gardens in 2012, and is growing it as an event venue and place of horticultural learning. That year, the Tribe opened its new Point Casino, with restaurants, an event center and
displays of S’Klallam art. On April 12, the Tribe will dedicate its new skatepark, which was developed with the assistance of the Sheckler Foundation. And the Tribal Council may vote soon on setting aside land for a sports complex for the Kingston Youth Sports Association. All told, about 550 people work for Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe’s government and economic development ventures.
May 3 Kingston Garden Club Spring PLant Sale: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in at the Kingston Community Center, 11212 NE State Highway 104. Members bring plants from their own gardens, greenhouses, and local nurseries to donate to the sale. Veggies to perennials, shrubs, trees and house plants. May 10 Flotsam and Jetsam’s Garden Club sale: 9 a.m. to noon at the Greater Hansville Community Center, 6778 Buck Lake Road
North Mason. Because of its bylaws, the association is allowed to register youth from Hansville to Indianola; registration is determined by zip code. The youth sports association’s programs utilize a variety of venues, from the Kingston Middle School football field to a building in the Kennedy Business Park for wrestling and gymnastics. The association practices baseball at the Port Gamble S’Klallam ball field. It has also used the Tribe’s gym for basketball and wrestling. More than 500 families are involved with the association, according to spokesman Ross Taylor. He said the association sees between 80-100 sign ups for
football alone. The Tribe alone has about 200 members younger than 18, according to Sullivan. “So, youth recreation is a big deal,” she said. The Tribe just completed a new, outdoor basketball court and skatepark. Since the basketball court was completed, a lot of older teens have been showing up to play, Sullivan said. A sports complex of some kind, then, would benefit both the Tribe and surrounding communities. Sullivan said the Tribe wants sports fields, if they are approved, to be safe and accessible to Tribe members. The Tribe would want to make sure anything that is developed is done with courtesy to neighbors and won’t congest traffic. Sullivan said the association — relatively new —
has done well, and helped a lot of youth from the Tribe become involved in sports. The association has had help from former NFL and Seahawk tight end Charle Young. Young has connections that could help the association build relationships with potential investors, according to Berger. Some of Kitsap’s elected officials have also shown an interest in the development of the sports association and the sports complex, Berger said. A sports complex could also mean the creation of an umbrella organization, which could host more than Pee Wee sports. For now, however, the focus is finding the land. And Taylor said as far as
that goes, it’s in the hands of the Tribe. Whether a sports complex is built relatively quickly or not, the association has developed fast. The association began accepting registration for Pee Wee football and cheerleading in July 2013. It has expanded to offer four more sports.
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LITTLE BOSTON — A plan to build a hotel adjacent to The Point Casino is back on the table for discussion. The Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribal Council will hear a proposal for the
Indianola Rummage sale: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Indianola Church, 20789 NE Division St., Indianola. The Indianola Church’s Spring Festival with music, food, and fun activities, all during a huge rummage sale. Reserve your own space for the sale with a $20 donation. Info: 360-297-2340, firstname.lastname@example.org. May 31 EcoFest: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The
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July 5 Strawberry Festival: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Indianola Living Hope Church, 20789 NE Division St., Indianola. The 39th Annual Strawberry Festival with strawberry shortcakes, local berries, pies, white-elephant, baked goods, plant sale, and live entertainment. July 28 Hansville Ladies Aid Garden Tour: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets: $10, available at Hansville Grocery and Dragonfly Farms Nursery; includes map showing the location of each garden in the Hansville area. A benefit to help Ladies Aid reach out to those in need and to maintain the local cemetery, 101 years old. Aug. 4 Paddle Kitsap: Dedication of the Kitsap Peninsula Water
hotel in the near future, according to Kelly Sullivan, the Tribe’s executive director of Tribal Services. The exact date was not set as of April 10. Sullivan visited other casino hotels recently, among them the Lummi Nation’s Silver Reef Hotel Casino Spa and the Swinomish Tribe’s Swinomish Casino & Lodge. Plans are in the early stages and a feasibility study is being done. The council will determine
Trail 4-6 p.m., Mike Wallace Park, Kingston. Poulsbo to Port Gamble along Kitsap Peninsula water trail, Aug. 4-5. Info: www. paddlekitsap.com Aug. 5 National Lighthouse Day Celebration: noon to 4 p.m., Point No Point Lighthouse, Hansville. Friends of Point No Point Lighthouse host activities, children’s games, lighthouse tours, live music. Artifacts from the shipwrecked Admiral Sampson will be on display. The Hometown Band will perform 2-3 p.m. Info: www.pnplighthouse.com. Roots Rock Trail half-marathon: Port Gamble. Race through trails surrounding Port Gamble. Info: www.rootsrockrun.com. Aug. 11 Maritime Music Festival: Port Gamble. Day of sea shanties and pirate-themed fun. Info: www.portgamble.com. 43rd annual Rummage Sale: Aug. 11, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Aug. 12, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Greater Hansville Community Center, Buck Lake Park. This is the largest rummage sale in North Kitsap County. Info: www.hansville.org. Aug. 13 Science in the Barn camp: Session 1 Aug. 13-16, session 2 Aug. 20-23, 9:30 a.m. to noon, Sunrise Hill Farm, 11033 NE Tulin Road, Kingston. Ages 7-10. $150 per session. Learn everything from rocket balloons to
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was reading the other day that all the hype about Vitamin D might be a bunch of hooey. I’m not buying it. When the sun shines some experts say that it showers us with Vitamin D. I can tell you that I sure feel a lot better with the sun shining on me than I do enduring our grey winters. Welcome to Kingston, Mr. Sunshine. Vitamin D or not, bring it on! I think we are all ready for it. I can hardly wait, next week the Kingston Farmer’s Market will be open for the season. I love to get fresh fruits and veggies to make nice salads and other treats. Speaking of produce, I promised last month to tell you something about eelgrass nurseries. I am learning a lot about this
Down at the Port By pete deboer stuff. Our native eel grass is called Z. Marina (Zostera Marina), it is also known as common eelgrass or seawrack. The non-native kind is known as Z. Japonica (Zostera Japonica) The DNR (Department of Natural Resources) is still deciding what species we
will need to use to replace what is taken out by our dredging operation. While the dredging is going on, we will be required to grow some new plants. We have found that they grow real well between our breakwater and the fishing dock. In fact, there is already a lot growing there, but we can’t use that for our mitigation. Apparently, on a survey dive around 1990, there wasn’t much eelgrass there at all. Since then it has flourished. So if the DNR decides we need to replace the plants with Z. Japonica (Zostera Japonica) we will have to www.edwardjones.com plant 1,944 new turnon (eel grass seeds). That is because they suspect that only one third of them will survive. Department of Ecology and Washington
State Noxious Weed Control Board consider Z. Japonica a “Class C noxious weed.” If we use the same species that is there already, the seawrack, we will only have to plant about 500 turons. That is the number of plants in the dredge prism where the work will be done. Once the nursery is planted we will have to hire divers from time to time to go down and count the kids, take baby pictures and make sure that the plants are getting enough water. If they are not getting enough water I don’t know what we are supposed to do then. It will be sometime in the future when we transplant them. I hope that helps explain things. Did you get a chance to come down and fly a kite
in the Kites over Kingston Festival? I can’t believe that we have been having that party for seven years already. The wind was great but the last hour of the party it got pretty wet. Oh well, not much vitamin D on that day. Beginning in the end of May and throughout summer, we will be hosting a different yacht club each weekend in our marina. A friend of mine belongs to West Seattle Yacht Club. They will be here for Memorial Day Weekend. He was one of the folks lined up at the port office on the first day of the year to make sure they had a place to tie up. I know that they also made reservations for more than 20 people for dinner in a local joint. Visiting boaters do help our local economy.
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Kingston Farmers Market celebrating its 25th season Farmers Market opens May 3 at Mike Walalce Park
he Kingston Farmers Market 2014 Season begins May 3 and operates every Saturday until mid-October. Of last year’s 26 market days, only one brought more rain than a sprinkle. And this year is the Kingston Farmers Market’s 25th season! It’s an occasion to mark with a mid-July Market Celebration, and a moment for reflection. Do you remember the early 1990’s fire in the Thriftway shopping complex that burnt out the post office, pharmacy, and dry cleaners as well as the grocery store? Think back on how Kingston has grown and changed from a ferry “bump in the highway” to a walkable community with open space and parks, Stillwaters Environmental Center, our fire stationturned- movie theater, an array of delicious restau-
rants, local property owners who have taken the risk of development and town merchants who have managed to survive the bad economic times. Just over the horizon is the Kingston Village Green Community Center with a new library, Boys & Girls Club, and more. Every one of these represents deep care and the stubborn commitment of people in our community. Rotarians, Kiwanians, Garden Club members and seniors, Options and PreSchool Co-op parents, and 20 more ways for people to connect, have a good time, and give back to each other. Kingston is a community that sees what needs to be done and steps up: A community that cares. A very special place that I am proud to call home. Thank you, Kingston! Thank you, Kingston, for the hundreds of Saturdays that I have enjoyed at the Kingston Farmers Market, basking in the joyous laughter of customers, neighbors, and enjoying live music. Thank you, Port of Kingston, for the band-
Farmers Market update Mary Mcclure stand, the park, and your support. Twenty-five years ago there was only one other farmers market in Kitsap County. Today, there are almost a dozen, including a new Friday market at Heronswood starting this year. Today, market vendors often set up at several of the markets on different days of the week. Today, markets “vie” for popular vendors. Thank you, Kingston, for supporting the vendors who “graduated” from the Farmers Market to their own retail space. Or to their own wholesale craft business. Or to something else entirely, based on what they learned about marketing and sales, about production, about themselves. Today, the Kingston Farmers Market remains home to a most wonderful
The Kingston Farmers Market season begins May 3 at Mike Wallace Park. The market is open every Saturday until mid-October. File photo and creative vendor village. And to the dogs that walk their owners through the Marina Park on Saturdays. And to the Community Booth and WSU Master Gardeners and Kingston Library’s Story Hours (after the school year ends). And the Kids Postcards. And Clint Dudley’s straw hat. Come on down and join us. You’re part of it too.
Library offers spring reading for all Check It Out T
his month Kingston will host the Kitsap Regional Library Board of Trustees Meeting on Tuesday, May 27, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Look for your library staff members in your community this season. You’ll find us at schools, the Port of Kingston, the Farmers Market, and the Village Green. Programs for May include: n Kingston Book Group: May 7, 10 a.m. Discussion will be about “The Return of Captain John Emmett,” by Elizabeth Speller. n Preschool Storytime: May 5, 12, and 19, 10:30 a.m. Start the week by enjoying early literacy fun with books, songs, and rhymes with your preschooler. n Kingston Friends of the Library Meeting: May 13, 10 a.m. Visit our meeting and meet those who support the Kingston branch. n Kingston Writers Group: May 13, 6:30 p.m. Enjoy a friendly, supportive atmosphere to encourage writing. We want to read what you want to write.
LITTLE BOSTON LIBRARY EVENTS
By TOMI WHALEN
Beginners welcome. n Classics Book Group: May 19, 6:30 p.m. Discussion will be on “Big Rock Candy Mountain,” by Wallace Stegner. n Legos @ the Library: May 22, 3 p.m. Legos offer hands-on fun while building early literacy skills! Drop in for free-play and themed build-it challenges. n Adult Crafternoon: May 22, 3-4 p.m. Bring your handwork projects and see our newest craft books. Kingston Branch is located at 11212 State Highway 104.
n Little Boston Branch Plant Sale: May 17, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Plants will sell for no more than $5 each. Special pre-sale May 16, from 1-5 p.m. n Little Boston Book Group: May 7, noon-1p.m. Discussion will be on “The Imperfectionists,” by Tom Rachman. n Storytime: May 6, 13, and 20, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Come enjoy Early Literacy fun with books, songs, and rhymes with your preschooler. n Adult Crafternoon: May 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2:303:30 p.m. Bring your handwork projects and see our
newest craft books. n Legos @ the Library: May 21, 3:30-5 p.m. Legos offer hands-on fun while building early literacy skills! Drop in for free-play and themed build-it challenges. All Kitsap Regional Library branches will be closed Monday, May 26, for Memorial Day. Check our website www. krl.org, or call 360-297-3330 to confirm program information. See you at the library!
Thinking about a stall at the Kingston Farmers Market? Contact Market Manager Clint Dudley at 297-7683 or through the Vendor Services section on the Market website at www.
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What schedule would you rather have: your’s or GHCC’s? W
e all face deadlines of one kind or another. The deadlines may camouflage themselves as something else, but they are deadlines nonetheless. Do you have a dentist appointment? That’s a deadline to get those teeth extra clean before you go in. Do you have to get to work at a certain time? That’s a deadline to meet or maybe be fired. Do you have to pick up your kids or spouse or friend up at a certain time? That’s a really important deadline --- to be somewhere when you said you will. Life is full of major and minor deadlines. For me, my frequent deadlines are
hansville happenings By donna lee anderson when a piece of writing is due (to a magazine or to my editor of this newspaper) and I’m pretty good at making these. Sometimes I’m even early, but I haven’t
missed a deadline for many years. I like to think this is prioritizing your life. Prioritize means to designate or treat (something) as more important than other things. (Synonym: emphasize). My days don’t start very early but as soon as I do get out of bed there are things that need doing (besides the obvious). My priorities are: Brush my teeth, wash my face, get dressed, comb my hair, make coffee, empty the dishwasher (when needed), take my meds, and I’m ready for the day. After that I check the calendar by the kitchen phone. It dictates my deadlines for the day.
Today (the day I’m writing this) I have a lunch meeting at the Hansville Store, then a drop-off of goods at a store in Poulsbo, then in the evening starting at 6:30 p.m., I have a meeting in Bainbridge at the library. Normal day for me lately although I usually have just two entries (but I can handle three). By now are you wondering what brought on all this deadline stuff? Well, here it is. I think my schedule is busy, but have you looked at the May schedule for the Greater Hansville Community Center (GHCC) and all the deadlines they are meeting? n May 2 and 3 is the Spring Fling. This is the
day our local crafters bring their finished projects to the community center and offer them for sale. n May 10 is the annual Flotsam and Jetsam Plant Sale (in time for Mother’s Day). n May 15 is the monthly Social Hour where you can play cards, read a good book or just sit and talk to a neighbor with a cup of coffee and a cookie to munch on. n May 17 is Rummage Sale Drop-off day (look at the web site if you’re not sure what they will accept for the August sale). n May 21 is the Neighbors Luncheon (come meet someone new or hook up with those people you don’t
see very often). n May 25 if the Memorial Service at the Hansville Cemetery. Now, I know there are several more things going on in Eglon, Shorewood, Driftwood Key and all the other neighborhoods that make up Hansville too. Busy world we live in. After looking at this schedule I have come to one conclusion … I’m so happy I’m only in charge of the deadlines on my calendar. How about you --would you trade calendars with GHCC? — Donna Lee Anderson writes Hansville Happenings for the Kingston Community News. Contact her at WellToldTales@aol.com
Annual Flotsam and Jetsam garden sale is fast approaching HANSVILLE — Be sure to join your friends, neighbors and community at the Flotsam and Jetsam’s Garden Club’s 37th Annual Sale May 10. The sale is 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Greater Hansville Community
Center. This year’s garden sale will include an assortment of vegetables, herbs, perennials, annuals, ground covers, shrubs and trees. Plants have been grown by members and hardened off in the few weeks before the sale so that they will
be ready to thrive in your garden. Back this year, just in time for Mother’s Day, are a wide variety of flower arrangements in all sizes; robust houseplants, and a tantalizing display of delicious pies, cakes, pastries
and cookies to help shower Mom with love. This will be the third year for Our Great Tomato Plant Giveaway for kids, too. There will be no HalfPrice sale this year because prices are low. When you arrive, several friendly
parking volunteers will be on hand to welcome you and guide you to a parking place. It’s recommended to arrive before 9 a.m. A raffle is planned, which will include gift certificates and items from local businesses and restaurants.
Proceeds from this sale are used to fund scholarships and grants in horticultural and environmental studies, as well as to educate our members on allthings-gardening through a series of speakers and field trips throughout the year.
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Legislature bites ‘unpopular bullet’ with new fees A look into how WSF can build boats on its budget The FerryToon 811 is the “call before you dig” line. I learned about 811 after sensationally locating our neighborhood water pipe with a post hole auger. Whenever I’m at a loss for a ferry cartoon something happens, like drilling a hole in Walla Walla’s bottom to drain the bilge water (See page 4).
Terminated The terminal clock has officially clicked its last tick. After heaps of money and WSF effort, the clock defied being in sync with the ferries. People missed boats or ran down the dock only to find they still had 10 minutes to go.
With a green, Washington State Department of Transportation shroud, the clock now looks like a lime lollypop with a tiara. Surely creative Kingston can do better … “Go Bucs,” a Seahawks logo, a happy face that turns upside down when the boat’s full? How about a contest?
Mark-up The white lines that encircle the holding area, across State Route 104 downtown, the sidewalks, parking lot, port fountain, and so on, are there to locate utilities for some paving. But if it’s really the NSA’s (CENSORED) project … consider wearing tinfoil hats when downtown.
Ferry Fees The legislature bit an unpopular bullet and pushed through new vehicle registration fees. These fees keep the production
FERRYFARE Kingston Ferry Advisory Committee line going for a third boat to complete replacement of our Evergreen State class boats. This writer thinks that the bill’s funding can also pay for replacing our Super-class ferries and more boats beyond that. The $5 vehicle registration and $12 title transfer fees, along with the existing 25 cent ferry ticket surcharge, bring in about $27 million a year. To build boats on this budget we need some changes: n Extend the ferry life beyond sixty years; n Use commercial equipment and specifications; n Allow competitive bidding; n Follow the state
Auditor’s recommendations to limit overruns. OK, let’s unpack these points. With a 60-year ferry endof-life, building the third Evergreen State replacement boat and replacing the four Super class boats by 2027 leaves us about $434million short. Let’s say our ferries were stretched to 70 years. After all, our “steel electric” ferries were bought secondhand from the railroads and lasted eighty years. A 70-year boat life drops the shortfall to about $268 million. Washington’s shipbuilders have made it clear that WSF’s unique specifications make them expensive and impede leading edge construction. Federal “MILSPECs” were jettisoned 20 years ago for industry standards, such as ISO and American Bureau
of Shipping standards. Instead the feds focused on “performance specifications” that describe what features are supposed to accomplish instead of how they are made. You’re better off with a can of Campbell’s soup than MILSPEC soup (Trust me about this). So let’s say that using commercial specs saves 10 percent, and brings the shortfall down to about $180 million. Let’s assume that allowing competitive bids will knock the price down by another 5 percent, that brings the shortfall down to $140 million. Allowing competition also makes us eligible for federal Ferryboat Discretionar y funding of which Washington is entitled, by law, to at least $5 million per year (Some states have received as much as $68 million). Now the shortfall’s down to $30 million. The state Auditor’s office
found that ferry construction costs grew by 10-20 percent after the contract is signed. Let’s say taking the Auditor’s recommendations reduces overruns by 5 percent, and viola! We’re there. Let’s suppose that we’re still short. There’s something else. When the estimate for a new home is too high we sit down with the builder to see what can be cut out, like the bonus room. This is done in shipbuilding all the time. Want to build ferries on a beer budget? Extend service life, use industry standards, allow competition, and scale back. Otherwise find a ferry godmother. w — FerryFare is written by Walt Elliott, chairman of the Kingston Ferry Advisory Committee. Contact him at email@example.com.
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Decreasing use of fossil A green gateway to Stillwaters fuel would be beneficial W e recently had a consultation from Power Trip Energy about our capability to install solar panels here at Stillwaters. We could greatly decrease our fossil fuel energy consumption with solar panels on a couple of our roofs. Have you ever checked in your electric bill flyers to see how much of the electricity you use is coming from fossil fuel sources like coal burning or natural gas? For Puget Sound Energy, that is about 56 percent. We used to think that our power in the Northwest all came from hydroelectric dams, but that is not the case anymore.
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Get out and play with Olympic Outdoor Center this May P ack your sunscreen and head to Port Gamble, one of Western Washington’s most beautiful and diverse playgrounds for the adventure sports fanatic. Port Gamble’s Olympic Outdoor Center looks to Unleash the Beast in Port Gamble on May 17 as a part of the NW Adventure Sports Festival. Olympic Outdoor Center owner John Kuntz launched The Beast in 2010. “The purpose of The Beast is to bring attention and focus to Port Gamble as a destination for adventure sports. It’s such a beautiful area with so much to offer outdoor sports enthusiasts,” Kuntz said. The Beast Adventure Series triathlon combines the sports of paddling, mountain biking, and trail running on a spectacular water and land course. The race can be done as an individual or as a team. There are long and short course options for the casual athlete or the competitive adventurer. The water route paddles along the Kitsap Peninsula Water Trail and the land trail goes through the epic Port Gamble/ Stottlemeyer single track.
All ages are welcome and no experience is necessary for this seriously fun event. For event information and registration, go to www. unleashthebeastnw.com. Olympic Outdoor Center is located in the historic Fire Hall of Port Gamble and remains a full-service paddle sports dealer. They are open year-round. Along with dozens of tours, OOC also provides classes like the popular Outdoor Adventure Camp, a week long camp featuring paddling, mountain biking, hiking, beach walks and paddle boarding suitable for ages 8-13. These camps run from mid-June through August. To learn more, go to www.olympicoutdoorcenter.com/classes. John Kuntz is excited to begin offering adult and youth mountain bike rentals starting, which was expected to begin in April. The store will be renting hardtail bikes for trail riding, with the option for a two-hour rental, or an allday rental. Come and visit John and his wonderful, experienced staff and find out why Port Gamble is your destination for adventure sports. For
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Port Gamble General Store & Café expands
Recent recipient of the “Best Out-Of-The-Way Restaurant 2014” in the West Sound Home & Garden magazine, the Port Gamble General Store has been serving up nostalgia and good eats daily since March 2010. Since their opening in the historic General Store building, they have been able to serve a capacity of 47 in the ever-popular café. On May 9, owners Kim
Campbell and Erik Kleiva will be open a new dining room expansion, which will feature a full bar, and will increase the café capacity to 149. “We are just simply excited to be able to serve more people. We’re not changing what we do, we just have more room now,” Campbell said. The expansion will allow them to accommodate the demand for rehearsal dinners and large group reservations. The store was closed for the month of January to kick start the expansion by tripling the size of the kitchen and building a large new deck for outdoor seating. The cooks are enjoying the expanded kitchen because it’s almost too efficient and has allowed them to expand the menu with all of the new equipment. The highly anticipated full bar will boast 24 beers on tap, offering mostly locally made beer and high quality imports. They will also be serving delicious craft cocktails and boosting the wine selection with fine European and South American wines. Campbell and Kleiva are also planning to have live music on
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Port Gamble is set for an exciting year of events, from the NW Adventure Sports Festival, hosted by Olympic Outdoor Center, Old Mill Days Americana, Country Christmas, to monthly trail activities. You can stay up to date with activities and happenings at Port Gamble by subscribing to the monthly Port Gamble e-newsletter. For information or to sign up for the newsletter, contact the events office at 360297-8074, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You also can find details at www.portgamble.com. — Shana Smith is general manager of Port Gamble. Contact her at ssmith@ orminc.com.
Shopping • Dining • Romance • Culture • Entertainment • Recreation CRUISE PORT GAMBLE • Every Thursday through September Car buffs bring out their classic, new or unique cars to show off on the lawns beside Mike’s Four Star BBQ and Gamble Bay Coffee. It’s a wonderful setting as owners and onlookers mingle for car talk over BBQ or coffee. the weekly Cruise-In is free and open to everyone. MIKE’S FOUR STAR BBQ 8th ANNIVERSARY • Thursday, May 2 Come out and celebrate the 8th Anniversary of Mike’s Four Star BBQ in Port Gamble. Enjoy cake, door prizes & giveaways. For more info contact Mike’s at 360-2974BBQ(227) or visit their website at www.mikesfourstarbbq.com STOTTLEMEYER 30/60 BIKE RACE • Saturday, May 10 After a successful 4 years, Northwest Epic Series 2014 will kick off on May 10th with a race at Stottlemeyer on the Kitsap Peninsula! Registration is limited to 400 riders total. Registration includes custom race swag, fully stocked aid stations, post-race grub, awards, a great, well-marked race course and raffle from our great sponsors and much more! $5 of each entry goes directly to the North Kitsap Trail Association (NKTA) that maintains the trails at Stottlemeyer and many other parks. NW ADVENTURE SPORTS FESTIVAL • Saturday, May 17 Races, demonstrations, kayaking, trail running, biking and vendors create a weekend made for the outdoor enthusiast hosted by Olympic Outdoor Center. Visit www. unleashthebeastnw.com for more details. JUNE FAIRE • Weekend of May 31 - June 1 A public demonstration, June Faire is dedicated to the study and re-creation of the Middle Ages and the Renaiisance. Attendees will enjoy armored and rapier combat, archery, dancing, bards, arts & crafts, merchants and more. For more information on June Faire, visit www.junefaire.com. FLY IN with ORCA • Saturday, May 31 At the Port Gamble Uplands with Olympic Radio Control Association (ORCA). www.flyorca.com
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
DIRECTORS AT LARGE BIM PRINCE Morgan Stanley Wealth Management JOHNNY WALKER Almost Candid Photo & Frame Fine Art Gallery DUSTIN WRIGHT WCE Construction BETH BREWSTER Kingston Adventures BONNIE OLSON Kitsap Bank SIRI REINBOLD Subway STACY PATRICK Lucky Star Consignment & Pine Cone Gifts RICH MCDOWELL Kitsap Physical Therapy DIANA KINGSLEY Kingston Cove Art Studio EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Colleen Carey
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LETTER FROM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - COLLEEN CAREY With the spring comes my second anniversary as the Greater Kingston Chamber’s Executive Director. It has proven to be a challenging position, but one with great rewards and a sense of accomplishment and purpose at the end of the day. I have learned so much about our business community and the community at large during this relatively short time. One of the most difficult lessons I’ve learned is that no matter how hard you try, you simply cannot make everyone happy. I greatly appreciate my past-board-president, Dan Martin, for reminding me that if I could upset half the population of the country, I could become the President of the United States! Mostly, things have been very positive. In my opinion, our community’s most impressive features are the massive volunteer efforts that are responsible for everything from building a new park, library and community center, to pulling weeds and picking up garbage along the sidewalks AND our small business owners that are constantly donating money, gift certificates, space and time to support local schools, sports clubs, the Arts, the 4th Of July Parade & Fireworks and the myriad of other community events taking place throughout the year. It seems there is no end to their generosity. Once again I will
remind everyone that it remains critical to the health of our “village” that our local residents make a concerted effort to do business locally. That doesn’t just mean eating at restaurant downtown once in a while. We have clothing shops, hardware and lumber retailers, lawyers, financial advisors, carpenters, music teachers, custom upholsterers, art galleries, bankers, graphic designers, dentists, massage therapists… You get the point! Keep your hard earned money home and where it will do the most good! We are getting close to the launch of our new website. The address will remain the same: www.kingstonchamber.com. Please check back frequently as we update member information our events calendar to reflect the very busy summer months ahead. We are now accepting applications for GREATER KINGSTON’S PERSON OF THE YEAR. Nominations must be submitted by June 13th. Please email or call me for a description of the criteria and a nomination form. Cheers,
Colleen Carey Executive Director 360-297-3813
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT - Dawn Hunter, Evergreen Home Loans A Kingston resident since 1991, Dawn Hunter, of Evergreen Home Loans is committed to the business of home loans and serving the Kingston Community. Dawn began her mortgage career in 2004 and is currently the President of the North Sound Business Network in Poulsbo where her passion for networking and connecting with others is perfectly suited for the weekly breakfast meetings. As the Ambassador for the Kingston Chamber of Commerce, Dawn helps with Chamber luncheons and ribbon cutting ceremonies. Dawn enjoys her community involvement and places an emphasis on being a part of the business community of Kingston. When Dawn isn’t busy helping her customers with their home
(360) 297-3813 financing needs or networking with business associates, you can find her PO Box 78 spending time with her children, new husband and stepson. Kingston, WA 98346 If you have home financing needs, Dawn is conveniently located at www.KingstonChamber.com info@KingstonChamber.com 19089 Jensen Way in Poulsbo. She’s committed to finding the best home
loan solution to fit her customers’ needs and can equip home shoppers with the powerful Ready.Set.Home.TM Program from Evergreen. The program gives homebuyers an edge when shopping for a home. Dawn is also a Reverse Mortgage Specialist and looks forward to serving you.
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KINGSTON’S CBC – KEEPING KINGSTON GORGEOUS!
The Kingston Beautification Committee is comprised of a dedicated group of volunteers who are not afraid of a little dirt and hard work! This is the group to be thanked for, among other things, the beautiful hanging flower baskets that adorn the downtown area light poles from early spring to late fall and the cedar swags during the winter months. They just finished one of their 3 annual town cleanups. Perhaps you saw the orange vested gals picking up trash and smiling all the while. Not exactly what you might expect from trash collectors but this committee consistently exceeds expectations and does so generously, to improve the quality of life for the community that they love! The next clean-up is scheduled for late June. You do not have to be a chamber member to be involved with any aspect of this group. Please consider volunteering at a CBC event or join the committee and participate year round. Business & Private Sponsorships and donations are crucial to keep the baskets full. Please contact the chamber to find out how you can help.
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May 6 The Kitsap Great Give â€“ ALL DAY www.kitsapgreatgive.org 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 May 7 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
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May 8 Great Kingston Economic Development Committee & KEDA Seminar â€œRegional Strategies: Shaping Kingstonâ€™s Futureâ€? Kingston Cove Yacht Club 11:30-1:30. Open to everyone. Register at www.kitsapeda.org
May 10 Fallen Riders Benefit Run of the Northwest Freedom Riders Motorcycle Club www.nwfreedomriders.com Garden Sale by Flotsam & Jetsom Garden Club â€“ Hansville Community Center 9am-noon May 13 Friends Of the Library Meeting 10am-noon, Kingston Library May 14 Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce Board Meeting at the Oak Table CafĂŠ 7:30-9am May 20 Village Green Foundation Meeting North Kitsap Fire & Rescue Station on Miller Bay Road 4-5:30pm Great Kingston Economic Development Committee & KEDA Seminar â€œLeveraging Regional Resources & Relationshipsâ€? Kingston Cove Yacht Club 11:30-1:30.
Open to everyone. Register at www.kitsapeda.org May 21 Kingston Garden Club Bayside Community Church 9am to noon May 26 Community Beautification Committee Meeting 9-10:30am. Seeking volunteers for this fun and active committee! May 30 Free Community Meal â€“ Bayside Community Church 5:30-7pm May 31 Kingston Wine Walk â€“ 6-9pm www.kingstonchamber.com Medieval â€œJune Faireâ€? All day Saturday & Sunday Port Gamble www.portgamble.com
Stanley Steemer, CJT Corp. 360-626-9012 Kirsopp Consulting LLC 360-297-2922 Marcy Johnson- Allstate Insurance 360-876-1687 Chinook Properties, Inc. 360-638-2457 Columbia Bank, Kingston Branch 360-297-1711 North Kitsap Herald 360-779-4464 Kingston Community News 360-779-4464 Whitehorse Golf Club 360-297-4468 Sentinal Construction 360-297-0080 Kingston Dental 360-297-2298 Richâ€™s Custom Seats & Upholstery 360-881-0881 Kitsap Bank - Kingston Branch 360-297-3034
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Kiwanis members will help prepare Camp Beausite for the summer
iwanis is an international service club. But what is service to a Kiwanis member? A look at the past month illustrates that. First of all, Kiwanis service is focused on children
so most of the Kingston Kiwanis work directly impacts children here in Kingston, in Washington and around the world. On March 29, Kiwanis members joined Windermere Reality for its annual Kites
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were at Camp Beausite in Chimacum with hammers, rakes and paint brushes ready to help other clubs get the camp ready for the summer. Camp Beausite serves disabled and special needs persons and each Spring Kiwanis members get it ready to welcome campers by maintaining the trails, installing showers, repairing wheelchair ramps and shoring up the corral.
By BOB LEE Over Kingston festival down at Kingston Marina for Kingston area families and visitors to the “Little City by the Sea.” The next weekend, April 5, more than 40 Kiwanis members
in Kingston Cares. In April, contributions from Kiwanis members to Project Eliminate (Neonatal and Maternal Tetanus) raised money that saved the lives of 30 babies. Kiwanis ser vice includes tutoring at Wolfle Elementary. In May, members will serve as camp counselors for a Summer Reading Camp experience at Wolfle.
Kiwanis service is also focused on improving the community. Kiwanians were present at the April 12 Kingston clean-up and at the installation of the new playground on the Village Green April 17 and 18. Kiwanis helped fund two community Easter Egg Hunts. It was a cosponsor of the three At-Risk Youth Forums at Kingston Middle School and is active
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KINGSTON — Longtime Kingstonite and NOAA oceanographer James Overland will discuss why the arctic is a leading indicator of climate change,
or class and charge up your car at the same time? Or leave your car here to charge up while you go up the street to the dentist or the fitness center? If your power is coming from renewable sources, you can drive totally carbon free in an electric car. Even if some of your power is from fossil fuels, you will still be cleaner overall than a car that gets 50 MPG. The
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on his observations on climate change, and we are so pleased that he volunteers his time to Stillwaters in this way. You can get a lot more information on solar power and all things sustainable at EcoFest on May 31 at Stillwaters. If you have any questions or need more information, check the listing in this paper or call Stillwaters at 360-297-1226. If you decide it’s time to check out solar power, call Power Trip Energy at 360643-3080. Information from Union of Concerned Scientists and Stillwaters Environmental Center. 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.
only drawback we can see for not having an electric car, currently, is that there are not enough charging stations to be able to go wherever you want to go. But that day will come soon, we hope. Consider the importance of cutting your fossil fuel consumption as we hear from Dr. James Overland of NOAA on May 7. He will be bringing us up to date
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Kingston is a small community with big dreams W
e often think of small towns as “under-ser ved.” That includes not having access to resources for community services. More than 50 percent of Americans live in rural areas or small towns (of less than 25,000 people). We assume this reality is due to minimal population density and small economic base. Kingston is proving to be an extraordinary exception. I now have one month under my belt as the new Executive Director for the Village Green Foundation. My charge is clear: work with our partners and the
community to raise the remaining $2 million needed to build the long awaited 22,000 square foot community center that will house a new library, a Boys & Girls Club and a Senior Center as well as community space. The more people I meet and the more I learn about the project the more inspired I am. I have spent my 30-yearcareer leading non-profits in a variety of communities. I have always been fascinated by the power of grassroots efforts and can say I have never seen a better example of a group of committed volunteers coming together to
Village Green update Daniel Johnson address a community need, and in a community of 1,100 people no less. It is a fantastic project and this is why this campaign will succeed: Compelling Need: The aging Community Center has failing systems and is not ADA accessible. The cramped library is the smallest in the county. One in four seniors live in pover-
This Kingston quilt is rarely seen A glance At the past By harriet muhrlein
ou are seeing a photo of a quilt of scenes of Kingston that is rarely seen. It hangs under a protective covering in the main meeting room next to the Library in the Kingston Community Center. Currently that room is used very rarely and has a giant padlock on the door. The Arts and Crafts Guild members made the quilt in about 1985. Nine of the participants making blocks were Laura Zetterberg, Joyce Merriam, Melody Minder, Ann Holmstrand, Kay Becker, Alyce Mekalesen, Mary Ann Case, Virginia Warner, and Madeline Jutte. Other guild members working on the quilt have not been identified. Raffle tickets were sold for the quilt and a woman from Seattle won. The Guild decided that they really wanted to keep the quilt in Kingston. They paid $250 to the winner and had it returned home. The Arts and Crafts Guild was a very active organization. They held shows on the Fourth of July in the Community Center for about 10 years displaying the varied items of their labors and of others in the community. The Historical Society truly hopes that this lovely quilt will find a home in
A quilt depicting various scenes of Kingston’s past is locked behind a door in the community center. Kingston Historical Society the new community center library complex when it is built in the next few years. The Kingston Historical Society, PO Box, 333,
Kingston. We meet in the Seniors Room of the Community Center the fourth Wednesday of the month at 10 a.m.
ty and many have become isolated. There are limited after school options for kids. Committed Leadership: Led by Board President Mary McClure, the tireless board of 12 have hung in there (many for more than 10 years) putting in hundreds of hours and committing significant personal financial resources - fast approaching an astounding half million dollars among them. Premiere Partners: Kitsap County Regional Library, Boys & Girls Clubs and Kingston Senior Center. Sustainable Business Model: voters had the
foresight to approve a Metropolitan Park District to fund the operating costs of the building — this is huge. Funding Capacity: The Village Green Foundation has raised $6.3 million from a variety of government, foundation and private donors. Community Engagement: It is clear the community is “all in” when 500 people (40 percent of the population) attended the kickoff of the campaign on a rainy day in January, and where 200 people come out each year to Pie in the Park to pay up to $1,800 for a pie. Please
watch for more information for our next community event, a Scavenger Hunt scheduled for June 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The Village Green Community Center is on a roll. We will need the community’s continued support to get us over the finish line. And when we do, we will stand as a hopeful example of what is possible when a small town delivers on a promise and the community wins big. — Daniel Johnson is the Executive Director of the Village Green Foundation.
Village Green Metropolitan thanks volunteers New trail built, with a playground on the way KINGSTON — Metropolitan Park District commissioners and Village Green visitors thank Logan Hammon of Eglon Landscaping and John Bennett of Bayside Church for heading up an amazing volunteer effort on March 22. The result is a usable trail through the woods on both sides of the creek. Because Logan was able to make use of a small Gator truck, those eight people accomplished an astonishing amount of work, removing invasive plants and roots, and laying down and raking wood chips. Logan had done some initial work early in March removing brush in the woods to improve visibility in the area. Kudos to Logan, John, and the Bayside crew
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and go out.” If you think about it, isn’t that what we all want? We want to live our life like a DieHard battery — living with strength and vitality, enjoying family and friends, and doing the things we love doing — right up to the end. We want our last years to be good years, not years spent in a nursing home. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates by the year 2040 the centenarian population will grow by a whopping 746 percent, and more than half of the children born after 2000 can expect to live to 100. That’s pretty incredible! However, because
spinal Column By thomas lamar, d.c. more people are likely to approach or exceed the century mark doesn’t mean they are going to get there in style. We still continue to live in one of the sickest countries on the planet, and unless we take personal responsibility for our health and wellbeing that trend will continue. LaLanne also stated that we need to “work at living, [because] dying is easy.” He’s right. Staying healthy is work. It’s hard
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understand the need to eat right and exercise, they’ve never been taught the need to have a healthy spine and nervous system. Your spine and nervous system are critical. The spine not only provides the framework and structural integrity of the body, but it also acts as the distribution center for the nerve system that controls virtually every bodily function. Skip over this aspect and there isn’t enough broccoli or time on a treadmill that can offset it. In this demanding day and age, I know of no other way to “work” at regaining and maintaining a healthy spine and nervous system
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magine this: Imagine knowing both sides of 30 current issues well enough to intelligently and convincingly argue your point of view. Sixteen-yearold Kingston High School junior debater Sean Brislin can. Sean has been in Debate for three years and is a team captain. He’s had his legislation chosen for Congressional Debate four times. About 30 pieces of legislation are picked from student submissions twice per year, statewide. Sean’s piece of legislation this spring has to do with State vs. Federal power. With a smirk, Sean tells the running joke of Congressional Debate, “We
are more productive than the real Congress.” Debate Coach Lasica Crane’s pick for FAB’s featured artist says he is a true patriot at heart. “Speech and debate helps us become more active and informed citizens of the international community,” she said. “It teaches you to speak powerfully and persuasively in front of an audience and helps you to become a valuable and productive member of our democratic society.” Sean also does a speech event called Dual Interpretation. For this, he performs a 10-minute selection of the book “The Art of Racing in the Rain,” with his debate partner Dietrich
Fab Spotlight By Marilyn Bode Hanson. Sean is the main character Denny and Dietrich plays a variety of supporting characters. “I’m really impressed with how much Dietrich has stepped it up this year,” Sean said. “This is our second year as partners and this year we have taken our performance to a whole new level.” And indeed they have. They placed fifth at the State tournament and will be going on to National competitions in Chicago and Minneapolis this May. Sean, his younger sister,
Mollie, his mother, a NKSD Occupational Therapist, and his father, an international banker, live in Kingston.
“I like long walks on the beach, candlelit dinners and shopping,” he said. He also is interested in a career in law. “Music has always been a part of my life,” he said When I was 4 I sang ‘God Bless America’ at my Grandma’s wed-
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but switched to trumpet in sixth grade. Now he plays trumpet in the KHS band. The performance of Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” in last years’ concert was a thrilling contrast to the electronic and rap music he enjoys. This self-assured, articulate debater and musician feels we are all political and must be proactive to cause change. “Power to the people!” Speaking of: The NKSD Board of Directors declared May as “Arts Education Month: To celebrate, to promote, to take action and to provide equal access for all North Kitsap students.”
Kingston area students attend state History Day comp. The competition is May 3 at Olympic College KINGSTON — Thirtyfour middle-school students and one high school student will represent North Kitsap schools at the state History Day Competition on May 3. Students brought their research projects to the regional History Day competition at Olympic College last month. History Day is a nationwide program that asks students to conduct historical research on a topic that fits the annual theme then create a project to demonstrate their learning. This year’s theme was “Rights and Responsibilities in History.” Not all places were available. Junior Historical Paper Andrew Simon, Kingston Middle School: First place, “Parks, Power, Politics and the Quest for Water: the Battle Over the Hetch Hetchy Dam.” n Xander Robertson, Kingston Middle School: Second place, “The Hanford Nuclear Reservation.” n Jane Hermanson, Kingston Middle School: Third place, “The Boldt Decision: U.S. v Washington Regarding Native Fishing Rights.” Senior Individual Documentary n Victor Hanson, Kingston High School: Second place, “The Rights and Responsibilities of Preserving America’s History: The National Parks.” n
Junior Individual Documentary n Parker Loverich, Poulsbo Middle School: For his documentary, “Branch Rickey and the Change He Brought to Baseball.” Junior Group Documentary n Kit Ellsworth and Abby Brown, Kingston Middle School: First place, “The Animal Welfare Act of 1966.” n Emalee Nazarino and Alexis Skundberg, Poulsbo Middle School: For their documentary, “Bloody Sunday,” on the Everett Massacre. n Charlotte Hanson and Emma Jones, Kingston Middle School: Third place, “Washington Women’s Suffrage: A Fight for Equal Voting Rights.” n Tucker Gowin and Alex Stephanski, Poulsbo Middle School: For their documentary, “Breaking the Color Barrier: The Story of Jackie Robinson.” Junior Individual Exhibit n Courtney Gooby, Kingston Middle School: Second place, “Native American Boarding Schools: A Right to Their Own Culture.” n Dominic Horne, Kingston Middle School: Third place, “Prohibition.” n Tor Sather, Kingston Middle School: Fifth place, “The Brady Handgun Violence
Prevention Act.” Junior Group Exhibit n Molly Hickam and Merry Cockroft, Poulsbo Middle School: For their exhibit, “The Everett Massacre.” n Dylan Hernandez, Logan Chmielewski, and Chris Schuchart, Poulsbo Middle School: For their exhibit, “Japanese American Internment: Broken Promises.” Junior Individual Performance n August Milleson, Kingston Middle School: First place, “Assert Your Rights! Schenck v United States.” Junior Group Performance n Katherine Stokes and Gianni Nguyen, Kingston Middle School: Second place, “The Berlin Airlift: the Flight to Save a City.” n Emily Carthum and Tom Adams, Poulsbo Middle School: For their performance, “A New Generation of Voters — The 26th Amendment.” n Payton Moore, Igmin Martinez, and Wyatt Murphy, Poulsbo Middle School: For their performance, “Bloody Sunday: A Strike at the Timber Industry.” Junior Individual Website n Elizabeth Ramirez, Kingston Middle School: First
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school. Blocher hopes â€œParents will take away one or two strategies to help them be successful with their children at home. We have noticed that in many situations one parent seems to be the contact between home and school. These classes offered the opportunity for both parents to participate and learn shared skills together.â€? Segur says she hopes the takeaway was that â€œParents felt affirmed, informed, and inspired, and that the material covered expanded their parenting toolbox and increased their understanding of their childâ€™s development. â€œOne of the biggest challenges of parenting is how to provide guidance that both addresses misbehavior and teaches children what to do instead. Itâ€™s easy to get caught up in simply stopping the behaviors you do not want; harder in the moment to remember that discipline at its root involves teaching and learning ... and no significant learning ever occurs without a relationship based on respect for the child and yourself as a parent,â€? Segur added. ShareNet serves all local Kingston schools through our Food to Grow On program, providing food to about 90 kids per week throughout the school year. The relationship with Wolfle goes beyond food: sponsorship of their summer session, their Clothing
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Thinking of a donation to ShareNet or your favorite charity? May 6 is a great day to do it, because thatâ€™s the day of Kitsap Great Give, hosted by Kitsap Community Foundation and United Way of Kitsap County. The goal is to have donors contribute more than $500,000 to local nonprofits. ShareNet is a registered participant. All donations made on May 6 will help nonprofits gain a share of the incentive pools and/ or prizes donated by sponsors.Â Check out the website to see what itâ€™s all about: http://www.kitsapgreatgive.org. â€” Mark Ince is executive director of ShareNet.
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KINGSTON — Christopher F. Curcio passed away on April 14 at his residence in Kingston. He was 60. He was born on March 1, 1954 in Frankfurt, Germany. Family and friends are respectfully invited to attend the memorial service on April 25 at St. Cecilia Catholic Church on Bainbridge Island. A reception will follow. Please sign the online guest book at www.cookfamilyfuneralhome.com. — Family of Christopher F. Curcio
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neralhome.com. — Family of James D. Jones
Honor Sonny Woodruff Honor Sonny Woodruff passed away on March 21 at Seattle Children’s Hospital in Seattle. He was 1. He was born on April 12, 2012. Honor was a remarkable boy who brought joy to everyone he met. He had a gentleness about him that drew people near. Those who know him will say he had a way of brightening almost any situation by merely being present. He was intelligent, outgoing and had the biggest beautiful eyes. Those eyes have been closed eternal, those quick feet no longer splash through puddles, however, his spirit will forever fly with the eagles and his memories will live always within
our hearts. Rest in peace, Honor. He is survived by his father, John DeCoteau; mother, Brandy Woodruff; great-grandparents, Rose Purser and Rude Purser; grandparents, Millie DeCoteau, George Sparks and Marcy Sparks. He also leaves behind his siblings: Shawn, John Stephen, Derryck, Taylor and Talon DeCoteau, Jonelle DeCoteau-Grady, Sasheen DeCoteau, Jaleena Woodruff, Lauren Moon, Cheyenne DeCoteau and Jasmine DeCoteau. Memorial service was on April 3 at the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe Gym in Little Boston. Please sign the online guest book for the family at www.cookfamilyfuneralhome.com. — Family of Honor Sonny Woodruff James D. Jones
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26569 Lindvog Rd NE • Kingston
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3 Bedroom/2.5 Bath/2,400 sf For more photos and details, visit www.cathymorris.net/mls/418963
Custom-built 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home with views of Agate Immaculately maintained Pass. Lots of windows, hardwood Driftwood Key view home! floors, gas fireplace, soaking Panoramic mountain & tub and heat views pump. Large deck Hood Canal colorful landscape Foroverlooks more photos and details, visit and www.catherinearlen.com water view. Near beach access and sport court. MLS #418963
3 Bedroom/1.75 Bath/1,160 sf - $149,900 In the heart of Kingston, an immaculate and spacious corner condo which is close to all downtown amenities such as ferry, restaurants, marina, parks and beach. Interior features include cherry hardwood ﬂooring, granite counters, propane gas ﬁreplace, upgraded lighting. Territorial, mountain and partial water views from decks off both master and living room. 3rd bedroom is set up as an ofﬁce work space. This home has both a carport and private garage. MLS#601175
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Avoid escrow with proper documents D ear Jan: Our home is in escrow. We have just been told that we cannot close because we do not have a road maintenance agreement with our neighbors. Can you help? —DC Dear DC: It is pretty rare these days for those living on a shared road to not have a road maintenance agreement; this is because lenders started requiring them back in the late 80’s and early 90’s. Therefore, if anyone on your road refinanced their home or someone bought a home on your road since then, there is a good chance there is a road maintenance agreement in place.
Just Ask Jan By jan zufelt One broker in our office recently had this happen. He did some phenomenal detective work and found a recorded document in an old title report on another file of a person on that same road. Now, let’s say you aren’t that lucky … Your next
course of action is most likely to have an attorney draw up a road maintenance agreement. It can be very detailed or very basic. I have seen basic ones indicating that when the road needs work all people on the road will share in the cost of fixing it. Once the document is drafted, it has to be notarized by those on the road. The question came up in our broker’s case asking what happens if all the players don’t sign. They were told that if several parties sign the agreement the lender most likely would accept the agreement. I always say … where there is a will, there is a way! Our local title compa-
The deadline to apply for the next Leadership Kitsap class is May 10. Go to www.leadershipkitsap.org to complete an application online. Contact Leadership Kitsap executive director
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nies and real estate brokers are very helpful. Give them a call and see how they can help. Best wishes, — Jan Zufelt is an agent with John L. Scott Real Estate in Kingston.
26569 Lindvog Rd NE • Kingston
Deadline is May 10 to apply for Leadership Kitsap Leadership Kitsap provides an opportunity for current and future leaders to gain insight into the issues, opportunities and challenges facing Kitsap County and its communities.
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Kathy Nelson at 360-7821058 or firstname.lastname@example.org Leadership Kitsap offers its participants access to community leaders; awareness and understanding of critical issues; and more.
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