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NORTH KITSAP Special Supplement to the North Kitsap Herald N o r t h

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North Kitsap is a place of natural beauty


tand on the beach at Point No Point, close your eyes, listen to the water lap the shore. Listen to the seabirds, smell the salt air, feel the warmth of sun-kissed sand on your feet. These sensations have been familiar to residents of this place for thousands of years, and now you are a part of the family of people who have long been drawn to North Kitsap because of the beauty and bounty of land and sea. The cultures of the area’s First Peoples — the S’Klallam and Suquamish, who still call this place home — thrived here since time immemorial because they lived with respect for the environment that sustained them. A full moon over North Kitsap on a chilly Nov. 24, 2015. Sophie Bonomi

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WELCOME Europeans and Americans came here beginning in the mid-1800s, and the lifeways of these newcomers evolved as they became accustomed to life in a new place. But indigenous and newer cultures had something important in common: They lived well because of the area’s beauty and bountiful natural resources. Respect for this place we share — and caring for those we share it with — is evident today. It’s evident in the efforts to balance development with the needs of our environment. It’s evident in workplace innovations that are generating new products and creating new jobs. It’s evident in the fundraising and volunteerism that ensures neighbors can meet their basic needs when faced with financial crisis. No matter where we are from, once we move here we become a part of that culture. North Kitsap is an exciting, thriving place where diversity reigns: Beaches, farmland, forests, seaside towns, wildlife. Entertainment, recreation, retail, services, tourism. No wonder North Kitsap



“North Kitsap is an exciting, thriving place where diversity reigns: Beaches, farmland, forests, seaside towns, wildlife. Entertainment, recreation, retail services, and tourism. “ is home to more than 20 of the county’s largest private-sector employers, and eight of the largest public-sector employers. The magazine you are holding tells North Kitsap’s story. Within these pages, you’ll find profiles of our communities: Hansville/Eglon, Indianola, Keyport, Kingston, Little Boston, Port Gamble, Poulsbo, Suquamish. You’ll find information you need to know: arts and entertainment venues, civic organizations, events and festivals,

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farmers markets, government offices, museums and heritage sites, parks and recreation, schools, and a handy keepsake map. You’ll also find charts and graphics that tell you a little bit about who we are: Demographics and population, economic data, employment data, housing costs, and weather. The Almanac is published by the North Kitsap Herald, which has been the Voice of North Kitsap since 1901. Call 360-779-4464 or email circulation@north kitsapherald.com for convenient home delivery. You can also stay up-to-date on North Kitsap news and events by visiting NorthKitsapHerald.com. Enjoy the North Kitsap Almanac. And welcome home. Lori Maxim, publisher Richard Walker, editor

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What you’ll find, and where, in the Almanac Welcome to North Kitsap Inside Quick reference Culture Poulsbo Hansville Indianola Kingston Keyport Map Port Gamble Port Gamble S’Klallam Suquamish Entertainment Faith Taste Get Involved Stewardship History Parks Live an active lifestyle Schools Weather Advertiser index

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A fisherman enjoys solitude — and a breathtaking sunset — at Salsbury Point County Annie LaValle Park. North Kitsap is known for its natural beauty.

North Kitsap Almanac

is an annual publication of the North Kitsap Herald and Sound Publishing 19351 8th Ave. NE, Suite 106, P.O. Box 278, Poulsbo WA. 98370 360-779-4464 | 360-779-8276 (fax) ADMINISTRATION Lori Maxim, publisher Nicole Clapp, office administrator

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EDITORIAL Richard Walker, editor; Sophie Bonomi, Emily Hall, Leslie Kelly


ADVERTISING Donna Etchey, director; Sharon Allen, Bill McDonald CREATIVE TEAM Bryon Kempf, manager; Johanna Buxton, Vanessa Calverley, Mark Gillespie, John Rodriguez, Kelsey Thomas

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Grandparents Grandma and Grandpa always supported us...


Quick reference guide to services A n i m A l /W i l d l i f e Kitsap Animal Control 800-827-7387 Kitsap Humane Society 360-692-6977 www.kitsaphumane.org State Department of Fish and Wildlife 360-902-2200 http://wdfw.wa.gov West Sound Wildlife Shelter 206-855-9057 www.westsoundwildlife.org


At Liberty Shores I know the support will continue. At Liberty Shores Assisted Living Community and Harbor House Alzheimer’s Community, we understand the needs of your loved ones.



Greater Poulsbo Chamber of Commerce 19735 10th Ave. NE, Suite S100, Poulsbo 98370 360-779-4848, www.poulsbochamber.com Greater Kingston Chamber of Commerce 11201 Highway 104 Kingston 98346 360-297-3813, www.kingstonchamber.org

Courts Poulsbo Municipal Court 360-779-9846

Crisis serviCes Domestic Violence Hotline 800-799-7233 Sexual Assault 24-hour Hot Line 360-479-8500 Suicide Prevention Helpline 800-273-8255 Washington Poison Center 800-222-1222

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Quick reference guide to public services

NUMBERS Kingston Food Bank (Kingston) 360-297-4861 ShareNet (Kingston) 360-297-2266 www.sharenetfoodbank.org

G ov e r n m e n t CITY Poulsbo City Hall 200 NE Moe St., Poulsbo 98370 360-779-3901 www.cityofpoulsbo.com Mayor and City Council Becky Erickson, mayor. Jim Henry, Connie Lord, Jeff McGinty, David Musgrove, Gary Nystul, Ed Stern, Kenneth Thomas

Rep. Drew Hansen (D) 369 John L. O’Brien Building P.O. Box 40600 Olympia,WA 98504-0600 360-786-7842 hansen.drew@leg.wa.gov

Mayor Becky Erickson

COUNTY Kitsap County 614 Division St., Port Orchard 98366 360-337-5777, www.kitsapgov.com Board of County Commissioners 614 Division St., Port Orchard 98366 360-337-7146 n District 1 (North Kitsap): Rob Gelder rgelder@co.kitsap.wa.us n District 2 (South Kitsap): Charlotte Garrido cgarrido@co.kitsap.wa.us n District 3 (Central Kitsap): Edward E.Wolfe Commissioner ewolfe@co.kitsap.wa.us Rob Gelder STATE Gov. Jay Inslee (D) P.O. Box 40002 Olympia 98504-0002 360-902-4111 www.governor.wa.gov Sen. Christine Rolfes (D) 230A John A. Cherberg Building P.O. Box 40423 Olympia 98504-0423 360-786-7644 rolfes.christine@leg. wa.gov

Rep. Sherry Appleton(D) 132F Legislative Building P.O. Box 40600 Olympia 98504-0600 360-786-7934 appleton.sherry@leg. wa.gov

FEDERAL Sen. Maria Cantwell (D) Rep. Drew 206-220-6400 (Seattle) Hansen www.cantwell.senate.gov Sen. Patty Murray (D) 206-553-5545 (Seattle) www.murray.senate.gov Rep. Derek Kilmer (D) 360-373-9725 (Bremerton) www.kilmer.house.gov

Suquamish Tribe 18490 Suquamish Way P.O. Box 498 Suquamish 98392 360-598-3311 www.suquamish.nsn.us Council members: Leonard Forsman, chairman; Wayne George, vice Chairman chairman; Nigel Lawrence; Leonard Sammy Mabe, Luther Mills, Forsman Rich Purser, Robin Sigo.

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Quick reference guide to public services 360-782-3500 www.thedoctorsclinic.com


Harrison Medical Center 866-844-9355 (WELL) www.harrisonmedical.org

Kitsap Regional Library www.krl.org Kingston branch 11212 Highway 104 360-297-3330 Little Boston branch 31912 Little Boston Road NE 360-297-2670 Poulsbo branch 700 NE Lincoln Road 360-779-2915

Peninsula Community Health Services 360-779-1963 (Poulsbo) www.pchsweb.org

mediCAl CAre ALL EMERGENCIES: 911 North Kitsap Family Practice (urgent care) 20730 Bond Road, Poulsbo 360-779-7011 www.immediateclinic.com/poulsbo-urgentcare The Doctors Clinic (urgent care) 19245 7th Ave. NE, Poulsbo

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HIV-AIDS Information 800-874-AIDS Hospice of Kitsap County 360-698-4611 www.hospiceofkitsapcounty.org Kitsap Public Health District 360-377-5235 www.kitsappublichealth.com Shellfish Water Quality Hotline 800-223-9355



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Kitsap County Parks and Recreation 360-337-5350 www.kitsapgov.com/parks

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City of Poulsbo Parks and Recreation 360-779-9898 www.cityofpoulsbo.com/parks/parks.htm Village Green Metropolitan Park District 360-930-9242 www.myvillagegreen.org

Ports Port of Eglon P.O. Box 451, Hansville 98340 360-297-4542 nklaw1@gmail.com Port of Indianola P.O. Box 496, Indianola 98342-0496 www.portofIndianola.com Port of Keyport P.O. Box 195, Keyport 98345 360-627-0594 www.portofkeyport.com Port of Kingston 25864 Washington Blvd. P.O. Box 559, Kingston 98346 360-297-3545 www.portofkingston.org

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Quick reference guide to public services

NUMBERS Port of Poulsbo P.O. Box 732, Poulsbo 98370 360-779-9905 www.portofpoulsbo.com

sChools See Almanac pages 60-64

P o l i C e , f i r e P rot e C t i o n ALL EMERGENCIES: 911 Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office 360-337-7101 (non-emergency) Poulsbo Police Department Poulsbo City Hall 200 NE Moe St., Poulsbo,WA 98370 360-779-3113 (non-emergency) Port Gamble S’Klallam Police 31912 Little Boston Road NE Kingston,WA 98346 360-930-9061 (non-emergency)

North Kitsap Fire & Rescue 360-297-3619 (non-emergency) Poulsbo Fire Department 360-779-3997 (non-emergency) Burn Ban Information 360-297-4888

Hood Canal Bridge 800-419-9085 (status) 800-695-ROAD (conditions) Kitsap Transit www.kitsaptransit.org Bus service, carpool, RideShare 800-422-2877, 800-501-7433 Washington State Ferries 206-464-6400 www.wsdot.wa.gov/ferries

Kitsap Transit’s Poulsbo Loop is one of the agency’s more popular bus routes.


Suquamish Police Department 18490 Suquamish Way NE No. 105 Suquamish,WA 98392 360-598-4334 (non-emergency) Washington State Patrol 360-779-9111

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POWER OUTAGES: CALL 211 Bainbridge Disposal (solid waste) 206-842-4882 www.bainbridgedisposal.com Brem-Air Disposal (solid waste) 800-592-9995 www.wm.com City of Poulsbo (sewer, water, trash) 200 NE Moe St., Poulsbo 98370 360-394-9881 www.cityofpoulsbo.com Kitsap Public Utilities District 1431 Finn Hill Road, Poulsbo 98370 360-779-7656, 800-739-6766 www.kpud.org

Puget Sound Energy 888-225-5773 www.pse.com

v e h i C l e /v e s s e l l i C e n s i n G Drivers’ License Examiner 19045 Highway 305, No. 140, Poulsbo 98370 360-779-5547 Vehicle and Vessel Licensing JRO, Inc. (for the State of Washington) 227 NW Lindvig Way, Poulsbo 98370

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Learn about the cultures of North Kitsap

Left, the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe and the Suquamish Tribe regularly participate in the Canoe Journey, an annual gathering of Northwest Native canoe cultures. Right, Poulsbo’s waterfront Julefest celebrates the heritage of the area’s early Scandinavian immigrants. Left: Richard Walker Right: Pete O’Cain


f you are a new resident of North Kitsap or are considering moving here, you can learn about the diversity of this place in a daytrip. Native American communities, a Scandinavian-themed downtown, a 19th century mill town, and the U.S. Navy — they’re all located within a 20- by 10-mile area reachable by ferries from downtown Seattle and Edmonds. At Point No Point, a monument marks the place where representatives of the United States and the Chemakum, S’Klallam and Skokomish nations signed the Treaty of Point No Point on Jan. 26, 1855, opening the region to non-Native settlement. The lighthouse dates to 1879 and is open for tours. The U.S. Lighthouse Society is headquartered in the lighthouse keeper’s duplex, one side of which it rents out as a vacation rental. Next to the light station is a salt marsh that attracts one of the largest bird lists in Washington state. The forested trails of Hansville Greenway and Wildlife Preserve provide a fairly level hike from

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Puget Sound to Hood Canal. In Little Boston, the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe’s Point Casino and Event Center is a showcase of S’Klallam art; at the entrance, you will be greeted by two large welcome figures carved by S’Klallam artist Jimmy Price. The fourstory, 94-room hotel is expected to open in fall 2016. A visit to the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe’s House of Knowledge, next to the government center, is a must. The longhouse, veterans memorial, welcome poles and an honor pole help tell the story of the S’Klallam people’s culture of welcoming, teaching and serving. Nearby is Heronswood Gardens, founded by noted horticulturalist Dan Hinkley and now owned by the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe (Hinkley is on staff and frequently gives presentations). Tour 15 acres of botanical gardens featuring plants Hinkley collected from all over the world, as well as plants native to the region. Across Port Gamble Bay, the town of Port Gamble resembles the found-

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ers’ hometown of East Machias, Maine. A mill operated here from 1853 until 1995. Today, the community is a National Historic Landmark District and a popular events venue. Restored mid-1800s buildings now house a variety of stores and shops. The Port Gamble Historical Museum is located on the lower floor of the general store. The center of Suquamish Village is a cultural district, with sites within walking distance. Visit the Suquamish Museum and view the exhibit, “Ancient Shores — Changing Tides,” presenting Suquamish history from time immemorial to present day. Nearby are Chief’s Seattle’s gravesite at the Suquamish Cemetery; Old Man House Park, once the site of the largest winter longhouse in the Salish Sea; the Suquamish Veterans Memorial, with two house posts depicting 19th century leaders Kitsap and Seattle; and the stunning House of Awakened Culture overlooking Port Madison. The Suquamish Clearwater Casino Hotel Resort overlooking Agate Pass is also appointed with

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Coast Salish art. Downtown Poulsbo’s building fronts and street names reflect the heritage of the Norwegians who settled here beginning in the 1880s. Downtown is cultural district of sorts, with art galleries, bookstores, a live theater, a marine science center, a historical museum, a maritime museum, and restaurants that reflect the diversity of the city — American, English, Italian, Mexican, and Spanish. In Keyport, the Naval Undersea Museum is one of 14 official U.S. Navy museums and has the largest collection of artifacts in the United States related to naval undersea history and science. Study sea life with a microscope, peer into a torpedo tube, operate a control panel in a recreated submarine control room and check out the deep-sea diving equipment. Admission is free. There are regular events and activities for children.


Poulsbo known as ‘Viking City,’ ‘Little Norway’


ith salmon-bearing streams, easy access to open water, and more, the area known today as Poulsbo has always been prized for its resources. The Suquamish people were present on the shores of Liberty Bay for thousands of years before lumber and fishing companies began using the area as safe harbor for their operations. A Suquamish community at the head of the bay was called ho-cheeb. Land became available for settlement

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after the signing of the Treaty of Point Elliott in 1855. Jorgen Eliason (1847-1937) rowed into Dog Fish Bay — now Liberty Bay — in September 1883, and became Poulsbo’s first permanent non-Native settler. He settled here after visiting Ole Stubb (1821-1916) who, like Eliason, was from Nautsdal, Norway and had settled on the other side of the bay at what is now Keyport in 1876. Waves of Scandinavian settlers followed, drawn here by similarities to their home countries. They farmed, fished and logged. The defense industry created new jobs and new diversity during the Great War and World War II. When it was founded, Poulsbo’s official language was Norwegian; in fact, many early town records are written in Norwegian. The language was widely spoken in the area until waves of new residents came to town during World War II. In 1886, I.B. Moe spearheaded an effort to establish a post office here. He named the town “Paulsbo,” after his home village in Norway. Paulsbo roughly translates to “Paul’s place.” But when postal officials in Washington, D.C. formalized the town’s post office, it exchanged the “a” for an “o,” resulting in “Poulsbo.” Poor handwriting is suspected to be the cause of the change. The spelling stuck.

Poulsbo is economically diverse as well, with five retail zones — Historic Downtown Poulsbo, the Viking Avenue Corridor, Highway 305 Corridor, the Downtown Area (outside of historic downtown), and College Marketplace, the home of “big box” retailers. Store fronts and street names in Historic Downtown Poulsbo reflect the Scandivanian heritage of the city. The Poulsbo First Lutheran Church, established more than 100 years ago, sits on a hill overlooking the city, and its bells are audible throughout downtown and the waterfront. Downtown Poulsbo offers a range of restaurants — many boasting European menus — as well as antique shops, art galleries, book stores and coffee shops. The Port of Poulsbo, a separate entity from the City of Poulsbo, operates a large marina on the waterfront, making the town an easy destination for boaters.

In At a Glance: two Norwegian kings and one queen have visited Poulsbo — Olav V in 1975; and Harald V and Sonja in 1995. Here, King Harald reviews the day’s headlines with Poulsbo Mayor Mitch Mitchussen. Herald file photo / 1995



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POULSBO AT A GLANCE Population: 9,436 Persons per square mile: 1,970 n Persons younger than 18: 20 percent n Persons 65 and older: 20.8 percent n Female/male percentage: 56.8/43.2 percent DEMOGRAPHICS n White: 82.9 percent n Hispanic: 9.2 percent n Asian: 5.7 percent n African American: 1.1 percent n Native American: .9 percent n Pacific Islander: .3 percent n Mixed ethnicity: 5.4 percent n Foreign-born persons: 9.9 percent n Languages other than English spoken at home: 12.6 percent HOUSING AND INCOME n Persons below poverty level: 7.5 percent n Median household income: $57,296 n Homeownership rate: 66.7 percent n Median value of owner-occupied housing: $283,600 n Mean commute to work: 27.4 minutes n High school graduate or higher: 92.8 percent n Bachelor’s degree or higher: 33 percent — Source: U.S. Census Bureau n n

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Hansville: A quiet and scenic beauty


nrestorable buildings and pilings, remnants from the fishing resort days of the 1930s, are gone now, removed in late 2015. Cabins from the nearby Point No Point fishing resort are gone too, replaced by a park. And yet, so much remains unchanged: The sweeping sea views, the sounds of children playing on the beach, the mewing of a gull, the whoosh of an eagle’s wings, the splash of a seal. Time slows here in Hansville. That, and its unchanging beauty, is part of the allure of this seaside community. Ah, but first, the story of how Hansville got its name (one may be apocryphal). Story No. 1: The earliest non-Native settlers were Anton Husby, a teetotaller, and Hans Zachariasen, who reportedly enjoyed a snort now and then. When some loggers, their workday done, were looking to unwind, they were told by a local, “Husby von’t drink with you, but Hans vill.” Story No. 2: Local columnist Donna Lee Anderson wrote, “The story goes that because ships couldn’t get in close to shore at Point No Point, every day someone from this community had to row out to the ship that carried mail, gather the communications and bring them back to the post office. “One day, the seas were particularly rough and they were looking for someone to do this rowing-out deed. They chatted about it for a while then someone said in their best Scandinavian accent, ‘Don’t worry, Hans vill do it.’ And sure enough he did, and was very reliable thereafter. And so the town was named Hansville in appreciation for his services.” The Treaty of Point No Point was signed here in 1855. Construction began

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Point No Point Light is located on the northeastern tip of the Kitsap Peninsula. Built in 1879, the lighthouse is the oldest on Puget Sound. File photo on the lighthouse in 1879. A road was established from Point No Point to Port Gamble to provide access to trade and other services. In the 1930s, four fishing resorts were developed in Hansville, prompted in part by an 1925 article by Frank L. Crosby Jr., who wrote in “Taft’s Sportsman’s Guide” that Hansville was the place for “surething fishing” of the “go-out-and-get’em variety.” Three cabins at Norwegian Point Park,

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a three-acre county park, are from that era and are under the care of Friends of Norwegian Point Park. Volunteers hope one cabin can be restored and used as a museum. The park features a gazebo built by Friends of Norwegian Point Park. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife bought the old Point No Point fishing resort nearby, cleared the site, and developed a park; a proposed boat launch is stalled pending further environmental review. If installed, it would be one of six

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COMMUNITIES public boat launches in North Kitsap; the others are at Salsbury Point County Park and the ports of Eglon, Kingston, Keyport, and Poulsbo. The number of recreational amenities in Hansville is belied by the quiet and scenic beauty of this place, which overlooks Admiralty Inlet with views of Whidbey Island and Puget Sound.

Hansville’s boundaries The Greater Hansville area is defined as the very northern tip of Kitsap County south to Little Boston Road and east to Eglon. Neighborhoods include Cliffside, Driftwood Key, Point No Point, Shore Woods, and Sterling Highlands. The Greater Hansville Community Center (www.hansville.org) is a center of community life. Located at Buck Lake Park, the center hosts regular events, including bingo nights, holiday gatherings, an annual rummage sale, and socials. The Hansville Grocery is a gathering place too; you’ll have to drive 7.5 miles

to get to the nearest store. The Hansville Grocery is a general store, where you can get groceries, goodies, fishing gear and souvenirs. Located in the store is the HansGrill restaurant. Other local organizations: Boot Scootin’ Grannies, Eglon Improvement Club, Flotsam and Jetsam Garden Club, Friends of Point No Point Lighthouse, Hansville Art Guild, Hansville Greenway, Hansville Historical Society, Hansville Ladies Aid, Men’s Koffee Klatch, and North Kitsap Puget Sound Anglers. Nature Conservancy volunteers help care for Foulweather Bluff Preserve. Hansville has hundreds of acres of greenways and open space for biking, hiking, and wildlife watching. Hansville Greenway Wildlife Corridor and Community Trails wind from Norwegian Point Park to Hood Canal in the west and Point No Point Park in the east. If you want to put living in Hansville to the test, you can stay at the Milky Way Farm Guest House (www.milkyway farmguesthouse.com), or the Point No

HANSVILLE AT A GLANCE POPULATION n Population: 3,162 n Median age: 54.1 n Female/male ratio: 1 : 8 INCOME AND HOUSING n Median household income: $65,859 n Persons below poverty level: 5 percent n Housing units: 1,994 n Median value of owner-occupied housing: $340,200 EDUCATION n High school graduate or higher: 97.4 percent n Bachelor’s degree or higher: 35.1 percent — Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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“We don’t want to be Hansville; we’re Eglon,” Jacque Thornton once said in response to a county plan that lumped Eglon in with neighboring Hansville for the purposes of community planning. Indeed, Eglon is an independent community with its own history. A dock was built here in 1912, when the Mosquito Fleet, trails and wagon roads were the only means in and out of the community. The dock is gone, but the Eglon Port District owns a boat launch, parking lot, picnic area, and beach. Wendy Tweten wrote in the Kingston Community News in 2008: “It remains a small town with roots that go back more than 100 years. Community amenities include a church, meeting hall, cemetery, a fire truck (kept in one family’s garage), and the beach, where residents of Eglon still gather for bonfires and summer picnics just as they have for the last century.”

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The Indianola dock was built in 1916 to accommodate the Mosquito Fleet. The dock was the only entrance to Indianola until 1935 when a road was constructed to connect it to neighboring North Kitsap communities. Today, it is used by swimmers and those seeking a scenic view of Puget Sound. Sophie Bonomi

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ndianola’s dock, restored by the community in 2015, is a centerpiece of community life. The dock is 100 years old in 2016; its life, and that of the community, are intertwined. Indianola is located on the Port Madison Indian Reservation, but a court decision in the early 1900s, after the death of a Suquamish woman who was married to a non-Indian, led to much of the land falling under non-Indian ownership. The Indianola Beach Land Company formed in 1916 and established Indianola as a summer community. The dock was built in 1916 and passenger boats transported people to and from Seattle every day by 1929. Voters created the Port of Indianola in 1933 to maintain the dock, and Mosquito Fleet ferries visited here

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COMMUNITIES is a venue for local events. Indianola’s forests and beaches still draw visitors. Each summer, the community celebrates Indianola Days. There is no set date; it’s held on whichever weekend coincides with the lowest minus tide. Indianola Days features a car show, dance, pet parade, salmon bake, tennis tournament, and talent night. Beach activities include a sand castle contest, kids’ dash and tug-of-war competition. The 80.91-acre Indianola Waterfront and Woodland Preserve is open to the public and features forested walking trails, a seasonal stream, and beach access. Camp Indianola (www.campindianola.org) is a year-round camp and retreat; it also offers summer camps in July and August.

Port of Indianola The Port of Indianola (www.portof indianola.com) owns the property and tidelands 50 feet to the left and right of the dock. Port assets include the dock, the mooring float and the access stairs to the beach. The beach is open only

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The Indianola dock is 100 years old this year. This photo, provided by local historian Gerald Elfendahl, shows the Perrine family auto and pet — a good-looking dog with the unfortunate name of “Useless” — on the dock in March 1925. Helene Gabel Ryan Collection to members of the Indianola Beach Improvement Club. The port boundary is a grid that stretches about two miles east to west. The west boundary is a line stretching north to south, from Sunridge Way NE in Miller Bay to Gerald Cliff Drive. The port’s property tax rate is 15.4 cents per $1,000 of assessed property value, or $30.80 annually on a house assessed at $200,000. In 2014, the port dipped into its reserves to cover the costs of dock improvements; the port projected revenues of $57,500 but $112,515 in expenses. But by 2016, the port was rebuilding its reserves and projected revenues of $59,633.00 and expenditures of $58,150.00. Port commissioners, elected by port district residents to six-year terms, meet once a month and are unpaid. Current commissioners are Eric Cookson, Jeff Henderson, and John Lane.

Indianola Beach Improvement Club

The Indianola Beach Improvement Club (www.indianola.club) was incorporated in 1928 to raise money for local capital projects, among them the Indianola Clubhouse. The club owns and manages the club-

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house; Gill Park, a treed and grassy park with an outdoor stage and benches; and the Bud Merrill Pavilion. Clubhouse and pavilion rentals help provide funding for community projects and maintenance community amenities.

INDIANOLA AT A GLANCE Population: 3,500 n Median age: 42.5 HOUSING AND INCOME n Total households: 1,628 n Owner-occupied homes: 1,399 n Renter-occupied homes: 299 n Median home value: $253,300 n Median rental cost: $1,213 n Median family income: $65,898 n Average family size: 3.04 EDUCATION n High school graduate: 95.9 percent n Bachelor’s degree or higher: 24.9 percent — Source: U.S. Census Bureau n

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Visitors of all ages engage in the excitement of Kingston’s annual Kites over Kingston festival.

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Kingston: An active, well-rounded community


hen Village Green Community Center opens this year in Kingston, it will be the fulfillment of a dream — and a symbol of how residents can come together and build something that connects and strengthens the community. The Village Green was the site of dilapidated military housing when residents formed the Village Green Foundation in 1999 to redevelop the site. The Village Green was a grand vision with many parts requiring many partners. First, voters created the Village Green Metropolitan Park District to develop and manage a park on the site. Next, Martha & Mary, a Poulsbo-based

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organization providing services for children and older residents, purchased a portion of the property for senior apartments. Money from that sale was used for site preparation for the new community center, for which the foundation is raising $8.6 million. The community center will house a new branch library and a Boys & Girls Club. Kitsap County has pledged the proceeds from the future sale of its current community center building on Highway 104. “The community center stands as a testament to the ‘Kingston grit’ that is fueling the charge to build it,” foundation director Daniel Johnson wrote in the Kingston

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Community News. “Twelve dedicated board members and an army of volunteers are delivering on the promise. The thousands of volunteer hours, endless meetings and millions raised represent the community’s skin in the game that will ensure its completion.” Kingston is a well-rounded community. Appletree Cove is a popular destination for boaters, fishers, kayakers and paddle boarders. Take in the views of the Puget Sound and beauty of the peninsula with a local hike. Walk along North Beach or Arness Park for spectacular views of Puget Sound, or along the marsh at Carpenter Lake. Hikers can find six miles of trails

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Population: 2,099 Median age: 47.8 HOUSING AND INCOME n Total households: 1,043 n Family households: 582 n Non-family households: 375 n Median home value: $253,000 n Owner-occupied homes: 908 n Renter-occupied homes: 135 n Median rental cost: $1,046 n Median family income: $74,202 n Median non-family income: $41,771 n Average household size: 2.19 n Average family size: 2.73 EDUCATION n High school graduate: 96.7 percent n Bachelor’s degree or higher: 37.6 percent — Source: U.S. Census Bureau n n

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beginning at the North Kitsap Heritage Park. The Billy Johnson Skate Park is a popular venue for skateboarders. Along Highway 104, there’s a wide variety of galleries, restaurants, services, shops and stores. Nearby is award-winning White Horse Golf Club. The course has a 22,000-square-foot clubhouse with fullservice pro shop, restaurant and bar. It is owned and operated by Port Madison Enterprises, the economic development arm of the Suquamish Tribe. A farmers market and live music at Mike Wallace Park, the community Fourth of July celebration, and various waterfront events all contribute to the unique flavor of community life.

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The Port of Kingston owns Kingston Marina, which has 262 slips, a fuel dock, and a kayak and small-boat facility; Mike Wallace Park, the venue for the summer Concerts on the Cove concert series; and a park above the ferry landing. Commissioners are elected to six-year terms; current commissioners are Walt

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Elliott, Bruce MacIntyre and Mary McClure. Online: www.portofkingston. org.

Kingston Citizens Advisory Council Advisory council members are appointed by the Kitsap County Board of Commissioners to provide a forum for discussion of community interests and issues, and to provide input to county government on issues of local importance. The advisory council meets 7-9 p.m. on the first Wednesday of February, April, June, August, October and December at North Kitsap Fire & Rescue, 26642 Miller Bay Road NE. Online: www.kitsapgov. com/boards/CAC/kingston/kcac.htm.

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Keyport: More than 100 years’ Navy presence

Survivors of the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor attend the annual commemoration at Naval Undersea Museum in Keyport, Dec. 7, 2015. Maj. Maynard “Rocky” Hoffmann, USMC, seated, passed away one month later. Pearl Harbor veterans, from left, Bob Rains, USS Pennsylvania; Rocky Hoffman, Marine Corps Air Station Ewa; Roy Carter, USS Oklahoma; Lloyd Valnes, USS California; Frank Mattausch, Wheeler Army Airfield. Pete O’Cain


he unincorporated town of Keyport was a community by 1896, although its first nonNative settler, Norwegian-born Ole Stubb (1821-1916), had settled here in 1875 after sojourns in Stony Lake, Michigan; Union County, South Dakota; and Camano Island. A wharf was built for the Mosquito Fleet in the mid-1890s. Keyport Bible Church was established in the early



1900s. Then, the quiet little town on Liberty Bay began to change in a profound — and nationally important — way. Keyport caught the attention of the United States Navy in 1910. The Navy had been searching for a site to build a Pacific Coast torpedo station. It had the advantage of being close to Puget Sound Navy Yard in Bremerton, and the Pacific Coast Torpedo Station was established in 1914.

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Navy divers trained here as well. Among the official visitors to the torpedo station: Assistant Secretary of the Navy Franklin D. Roosevelt, in 1921. The base was renamed the United States Naval Torpedo Station in 1930. In the 1990s, it was renamed the Naval Undersea Warfare Engineering Station. It is now Naval Base Kitsap — Keyport. Keyport was home to 2,000 civilians and 800 military personnel during World

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COMMUNITIES KEYPORT AT A GLANCE Population: 554 Median age: 35.9 HOUSING AND INCOME n Total households: 248 n Family households: 210 n Median home value: $335,000 n Owner-occupied homes: 227 n Renter-occupied homes: 48 n Rental cost: $1,240 (median) n Median family income: $82,532 n Average household size: 2.2 n Average family size: 2.2 EDUCATION n High school graduate: 100 percent n Bachelor’s degree or higher: 40.5 percent — Source: U.S. Census Bureau n n

Tracy Harris, manager of the Naval Base Kitsap — Keyport Black Employee Program, gives a tribute speech in honor of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during a remembrance ceremony at Naval Undersea Museum Keyport's Jack Murdock Auditorium, Jan. 22, 2013.

Today, the Port of Keyport is a small marina with 14 private slips, 250 feet of guest moorage in five 50-foot slips, and a boat launch ramp. The entire marina was replaced in 2009 with new concrete pilings and slips. There is water and power at all slips. The port commission meets at 6 p.m. the first Monday of each month in the marina office. Commissioners are elected for six-year terms. Current port commissioners are John Thompson, Gene Warden and Brian Watne. Online: www.portofkeyport.com.

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War II. Today, the base is one of the Navy’s two undersea warfare engineering stations, and the town is known by the nickname “Torpedo Town USA.” The National Anthem is played over the base’s loudspeakers every morning at 8. The Naval Undersea Museum in Keyport is one of 14 official U.S. Navy museums in the U.S. Among the museum’s annual observances: an honoring of Pearl Harbor veterans every Dec. 7. The

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town’s annual Fourth of July parade is one of the more significant local events. Among the reminders of the base’s development: The Keyport Mercantile, which was built in 1903 and moved to its current location to make way for development of the Navy base.

Port of Keyport

Voters created the Port of Keyport in 1923, and the first order of business was constructing a public dock.

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Port Gamble: New life for historic town


ort Gamble is in the midst of a new phase in its history. The old mill site and nearshore are being restored. Owner Pope Resources is assisting public efforts to acquire its lands for open space preservation and bay access. The company has filed a plan with Kitsap County to build homes, commercial buildings, a hotel and a dock, to transform the visitor destination into a year-round community. Today, visitors enjoy many of the amenities that the early mill-town families enjoyed: A New England-style town with tree-lined streets, a community theater, a general store, a variety of shops and stores, and scenery ideal for a wedding or an evening out. Pope hopes to expand on that. It’s a town with a rich history.

The Port Gamble mill site is being returned to its pre-mill era condition.

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COMMUNITIES The S’Klallam people knew the site as Teekalet, but today the town bears the name of a naval officer named Gamble, given when the Wilkes Expedition mapped the region in 1841. William Talbot and Andrew Pope established a sawmill on the sand spit at the mouth of the bay in 1853. Talbot’s business partner, Josiah Keller, struck a deal with the S’Klallam people living there — if they moved to the other side of the bay, to Point Julia, the mill would give them jobs, lumber for homes, and firewood. Those families lived at Point Julia until the 1930s, when the U.S. government destroyed the village, moved the families inland, and established the Port Gamble S’Klallam Reservation. The Puget Mill Company’s workforce included S’Klallam people and transplants from East Machias, Maine, Pope and Talbot’s hometown. The town of Port Gamble grew around the sawmill to house its workers, and the homes and other buildings have architectural features similar to those in Maine. Buried at Port Gamble’s cemetery is Gustave Englebrecht, a Navy sailor killed in 1856 in a battle between crewmembers of the USS Massachusetts and indigenous raiding parties from British and Russian territories. Englebrecht was the first U.S. Navy sailor to die in action in the Pacific. The first school in the county was built in Port Gamble in 1859. The first Masonic Lodge in the state was established in Port Gamble the same year. When the mill closed in 1995, it was the oldest continuously operating sawmill in the United States. But the company town dynamic is partially still in place. Port Gamble is owned by Pope Resources, a corporate descendent of Pope & Talbot’s Puget Mill Company. Port Gamble has a full-time population of 45 but its own zip code. Despite its small population, Port Gamble has the daytime hustle and bustle of a tourist destination. Downtown shops include a rare book store, a tea room, an outdoor recreation store, a general store, and a restaurant and bar. St. Paul’s Church, built in 1879, and Hood Canal Vista Pavilion, built on the site of the old Hotel Puget, are popular wedding venues.

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St. Paul’s Anglican Church, built in 1879, is a popular wedding venue. The church was modeled after a church in the town founders’ hometown of East Machias, Maine. The church building may have eased the homesickness of early mill workers and families, many of whom relocated to Port Gamble from East Machias. Public domain The Quilted Strait sells quilting materials, offers classes, and hosts the annual Port Gamble Fiber & Fabric show. Port Gamble is also popular with those interested in paranormal phenomena. Ghost tours are offered annually, taking visitors through old homes associated with reported paranormal activity. (Port Gamble was the setting of and filming location for the 2010 film “ZMD: Zombies of Mass Destruction.” It’s also the setting for author Gregg Olsen’s “Empty Coffin” series of novels.) Old Mill Days in the summer celebrates the town’s mill heritage, with lumberjack sports, a woodcarving competition, carnival rides, fireworks and more. Online: www.portgamble.com.

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PORT GAMBLE AT A GLANCE Population: 45 Largest populations by age: 1014 years old, 11.1 percent; 40-44 years old, 11.1 percent n Median age: 27.8 years old n Male population: 24 n Median male age: 20.5 years old n Female population: 21 n Median female age: 39.5 years old n Housing units: 24 n Average household size: 2.5 n Average family size: 3 n n

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he Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe continues on a vibrant course of economic development and nation building. As you read this, the Point Hotel is nearing completion. When completed in fall, it will be four stories, 94 rooms, featuring impressive displays of Coast Salish art that will help tell the story of the S’Klallam people. It will be the second-largest hotel in the area. It’s also, according to former Port Gamble S’Klallam chairman Jake Jones, “been a long time coming.” Jones remembers when the Tribe had $2,000 in the bank, when the Tribe’s housing authority couldn’t get bank loans to fund new-home construction, when the roads on the reservation were dirt. “Our enterprises were shellfish and salmon,” Jones said. “All of us worked out at the mill. Then the mill shut down.” Now, “we’re doing much better financially. We don’t have to depend on the outside anymore.” Indeed. Port Gamble S’Klallam’s busi-

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ness portfolio, overseen by the Port Gamble Development Authority, now includes The Point Hotel & Casino; Heronswood, a 15-acre botanical garden founded by noted horticulturalist Dan Hinkley; Gliding Eagle Marketplace; Ravenwood Market; Cedar Specialties, which supplies cedar to other Tribes for cultural purposes; and PGDAccess, which provides broadband access to S’Klallam families and all Tribal entities. Today, the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe is one of the 15 top jobs providers in Kitsap County, according to the Kitsap Eco\nomic Development Alliance. The Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe is a signatory to the Treaty of Point No Point in 1855. In the treaty, the United States obtained land in exchange for certain payments and obligations. The indigenous signatories reserved land over which they have jurisdiction, and retained certain cultural and natural resource rights within their historical territories. As an indigenous nation and a treaty signatory, the Port Gamble S’Klallam

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COMMUNITIES Tribe has a government-to-government relationship with the United States. The Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe is governed by an elected six-member council. The chairman is Jeromy Sullivan. Vice-chairman is Chris Tom. Council members are Dawn Purser, Kyle Carpenter, Jamie Aikman, and Eugene Purser. The Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe’s council exercises full governmental authority over the Tribe’s land and resources. Governmental departments and entities include administration, child and family services, courts, cultural resources, economic development, education, health services, housing, natural resources, public safety, and utilities and public works. As a member of the Point No Point Treaty Council and the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission, Port Gamble S’Klallam works to protect the environment that has sustained its people for millennia and protect rights contained in the treaty, among them the right to fish, hunt

and gather in traditional areas. Little Boston is a center of Port Gamble S’Klallam life. The House of Knowledge houses a career and education center, elders’ center, the S’Klallam Longhouse, a Northwest Indian College satellite classroom, and the Little Boston branch of the Kitsap Regional Library. The Little Boston branch was the first public library opened on a reservation in Washington state, and is used by Native and non-Native residents of North Kitsap. Port Gamble S’Klallam participates annually in the Canoe Journey, a gathering of Northwest Native canoe cultures. The Journey brings hundreds of visitors to the area to celebrate the traditional form of travel on the ancestral marine highways. The canoes, many of them hand-carved and decorated, are works of art. Traditional foods, dances, songs and stories are shared. A pole, being carved by S’Klallam artist Jimmy Price, will bless and welcoming Native fishers and welcome visitors during the Canoe Journey and other cultural

S’KLALLAM AT A GLANCE Population: 851 n Median age: 28.4 n Total households: 221 n Family households: 182 n Median home value: $151,600 n Owner-occupied homes: 156 n Median family income: $52,143 n Renter-occupied homes: 55 n Rental cost: $714 n Average household size: 4 n High school graduates: 31.0 percent n Bachelor’s degree or higher: 12.6 percent — Source: U.S. Census Bureau n

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COMMUNITIES events. As they enter Heronswood, now open year-round, visitors see a welcome pole carved by S’Klallam artist Brian Perry. The Tribe also opened another recreational outlet in 2014: A skatepark, open to the public, the first project undertaken by a foundation started by pro skateboarder Ryan Sheckler. The Tribe partnered with the Kitsap Forest & Bay Coalition, which raised money to buy from Pope Resources as much as 7,000 acres and two miles of bay shoreline for public open space. The Tribe received up to $3.5 million to help acquire shoreline; the money is part of a settlement from the Navy for salmon habitat impacts from the second explosive weapons-handling wharf under construction at Kitsap Naval Base — Bangor. “(The) bay has been our source of economic growth, and sustained us as a culture and as a people,” Chairman Jeromy Sullivan said in an earlier interview. “We need to keep it going for future generations.”

Suquamish Tribe’s economic influence is growing in region


he Suquamish Tribe is a significant economic force in the region. And it’s influence continues to grow. Port Madison Enterprises, the Tribe’s economic development arm, is the second-largest private-sector employer in Kitsap County, with 752 employees, surpassed only by Harrison Medical Center. That’s according to data from the Kitsap Economic Development Alliance. The Tribe has reacquired land lost during the allotment era, and “the Tribe and Tribal members now own more than half of the land on the reservation for the first time in recent history,” Suquamish Tribe communications director April Leigh said. Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort, which opened 20 years ago, has evolved into an events and entertainment destination, with 15,000 square feet of meeting space, 183 hotel rooms, a showcase of Coast Salish art by such prominent artists as Ed Carriere and Andrea Wilbur-Sigo, fine dining, a spa, golf at Suquamish-owned White Horse Golf Course, and an entertainment lineup that includes ’80s chart-toppers Salt-N-Pepa. Resort visitors also can take shuttles to nearby Suquamish Village, where they can visit the Suquamish Museum, Chief Seattle’s grave, the Old Man House site, the Suquamish Veterans Memorial, and the House of Awakened Culture.

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Gov. Jay Inslee addresses the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians winter convention, Feb. 1 at Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort. Sophie Bonomi

In 2015, Suquamish Seafoods moved into a new 16,000-square-foot seafood processing plant, eight times larger than the former plant. It will have chilled processing rooms, liveproduct holding areas, larger cold storage and air-blast freezers. Suquamish Seafoods formerly concentrated on geoduck. “With the new plant, we have the ability to deliver fresh clams, crab and salmon to our commercial customers,” Suquamish Seafoods general manager Tony Forsman said when construction began. “We also plan to develop our product lines further, making them available directly to the consumer.” Also in 2015, Port Madison Enterprises opened Agate Dreams, a marijuana retail

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COMMUNITIES store on Highway 305, one of the first marijuana retail stores owned by a Native Nation is Washington. The Suquamish Tribe government has a preliminary master plan for Suquamish Shores, a neighborhood of 80 lots on 36 acres, midway between the government center and the House of Awakened Culture. Leases there expire in 2018, and Chairman Leonard Forsman said the Tribe is looking at restoring the area to accommodate cultural activities, recreation, and, possibly, housing for elders. The Suquamish Tribe has grown in political influence as well. Forsman, an anthropologist and archeologist who has served as the Suquamish Tribe’s chairman since 2005, is an Obama appointee to the U.S. Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. Rion Ramirez, general counsel for Port Madison Enterprises, is an Obama appointee to the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships. Cindy Webster-Martinson, a former Suquamish Tribal Council member, is

vice president of the North Kitsap School Board and is believed to be the first Native American elected to public office in Kitsap County. From Jan. 31, to Feb. 4, the Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort hosted the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians winter convention; leaders of 34 Northwest Tribes participated in the convention; Gov. Jay Inslee was among the guest speakers.

Education, Community Services Suquamish owns and operates an accredited school for grades 6-12, Chief Kitsap Academy, which offers regular public school curriculum as well as culturally-oriented classes. According to the state Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, only four of 10 of North Kitsap School District schools and programs met Adequate Yearly Progress goals in reading and math proficiency in 2014 — one of those was Chief Kitsap Academy. In 2015, Suquamish also opened a new


When Russell Steele became CEO of Port Madison Enterprises, or PME, in 2001, PME had 274 employees and the casino was in a fabric building with about 200 slot machines and 27 table games. “I’m now sitting at 800 employees and I have 60-plus job openings now. When we get through with the expansion, we will add another 95 jobs on top of that.” Steele said he was not at liberty to disclose revenue figures. But he told this story to illustrate the annual economic growth that he said is still “phenomenal.” The present casino opened in 2003. The next year, Suquamish Tribe bought Kiana Lodge. The casino had a convention hall with a little over 7,500 square feet. PME moved the convention business to Kiana Lodge and filled the former convention hall with 400 machines. “The amount of revenue generated by

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SUQUAMISH AT A GLANCE Population: 4,059 n Median age: 40 HOUSING AND INCOME n Total households: 1,937 n Family households: 1,074 n Median family income: $55,642 n Median home value: $213,200 n Owner-occupied homes: 1,231 n Renter-occupied homes: 444 n Rental cost: $997 n Average household size: 2.37 n Average family size: 2.87 EDUCATION n High school graduation: 684 n Bachelor’s degree or higher: 1,023 — Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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COMMUNITIES Chief Seattle’s grave in Suquamish Village features two posts that tell the story of his life. His words are displayed in the concrete wall around his grave. Richard Walker

food and beverage in a year was duplicated in 11 days by the 400 machines,” he said. Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort is not just about gaming. It’s about connecting visitors to cultural, entertainment and recreational experiences, he said. Steele pointed out that in Las Vegas — the gambling capital of the United States — only 37 percent of revenue is generated from gambling. Sixty-three percent is generated from dining, entertainment, lodging and shopping. Diversification “is why we added the hotel in 2006,” Steele said. “The hotel does real well and the demand is there.” PME ventures and subsidiaries to date: the resort, White Horse Golf Club, Kiana Lodge, PME Retail, Property Management, and Port Madison Enterprises Construction Corporation.

Major cultural events Suquamish is a regular stop on the Canoe Journey, an annual gathering of Northwest canoe cultures, in July. Chief Seattle Days takes place on the second weekend in August. The celebration includes canoe races, a commemoration at Chief Seattle’s grave, a powwow, and sports competitions.

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reserved land over which they have jurisdiction, and retained certain cultural and natural resource rights within their historical territories. The United States has a governmentto-government relationship with the Suquamish Tribe and with other indigenous nations with whom it treated, or negotiated and signed treaties. Governing body: Seven-member council, elected by citizens of the Suquamish Tribe. Reservation area: 7,657 acres, of which 1,475 acres are owned by the Suquamish Tribe, 2,601 acres are owned by individual citizens of the Suquamish Tribe, and 3,581 acres are owned by nonIndians. Government departments: Administration, child support enforcement, community development, court, early learning center, education, fisheries, human services, legal, natural resources, police. (The Tribe contracts with local fire districts for fire protection service.) Economic contributions: More than $52 million in wages and benefits paid to employees; more than $46 million in goods and services purchased; more than $18 million in capital project investment. Community contributions: The Suquamish Tribe annually donates more than $600,000 to local agencies and organizations. Among the beneficiaries: North Kitsap School District, to help the district erase budget shortfalls; and local health services, to help provide affordable health care.

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See the world through a local artists’ eyes


BOATWORKS GALLERY 18827 Front St., Poulsbo 360-626-1284

rt is an important part of community life in North Kitsap. And the natural beauty of the peninsula is often the inspiration. Local galleries and art events give you the opportunity to see North Kitsap through an artist’s eyes — and perhaps acquire an artist’s work for your personal collection.

CARRIE GOLLER GALLERY 18801 Front St., Poulsbo 360-779-2388 www.carriegollergallery.com FRONT STREET GALLERY 1881 Front St., Poulsbo 360-598-6133 www.frontstreetgallery poulsbo.com

EVENTS POULSBO SECOND SATURDAY ART WALK: Second Saturday of each month on Front Street in downtown Poulsbo. www.historicdowntownpoulsbo. com. KITSAP ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL: July 29, 30, 31, in Kingston. www.kitsap artsandcrafts. com. POULSBO ARTS FESTIVAL: third weekend in August, at Muriel Iverson Williams Waterfront Park in Poulsbo. www.cafnw.org. ART IN THE WOODS TOUR: Nov. 12, 13, 14, in artists’ studios across North Kitsap. www.cafnw. org.

LIBERTY BAY GALLERY 18830 Front St., Poulsbo 360-930-0756 www.libertybaygallery.com MAGAL & LOUIS GALLERY 18961 Front St., Poulsbo 818-645-7345 www.magal-louis.gallery VERKSTED GALLERY 18937 Front St., Poulsbo 360-697-4470 www.verkstedgallery.com

ART GALLERIES 2 BIRDS GALLERY 11250 NE Highway 104, Kingston 360-297-0885

Visit Carrie Goller Gallery in Poulsbo and see works by Goller and other master artists. This oil, “Hortense,” is by Goller.

ALMOST CANDID PHOTO, FRAME & FINE ARTS 10978 NE Highway 104, Kingston 360-297-1347 www.almostcandid.net BLUEWATER ARTWORKS GALLERY 18961 Front St., Poulsbo

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North Kitsap: Entertainment close to home


ntertainment is a big part of local life in North Kitsap. Films, gaming, literary events, live music and live theater — all are a short distance from your front door.


CINEMA FIREHOUSE THEATER 11171 NE Highway 104, Kingston. 360-2974849. An independent theater featuring new films on two screens. www.firehousetheater.com

SUQUAMISH CLEARWATER CASINO RESORT 15347 Suquamish Way, Suquamish. 360598-8700. Games, dining, live entertainment. www.clearwatercasino.com.

REGAL CINEMAS 750 NW Edvard St., Poulsbo. 360-697-5642. The latest-releases on 10 screens. www. removies.com.

THE POINT CASINO AND EVENT CENTER 7989 NE Salish Lane, Kingston. 360-2970070. Games, dining, live entertainment. www.the-point-casino.com.

BOOK REPLAY 20373 Viking Ave., Poulsbo. 360-779-7334. An independent used book store.

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BOOK STOP 18954 Front St., Poulsbo. 360-779-9773. Used books spanning an impressive range of genres from classics to manga. www. poulsbobookstop.com. KITSAP REGIONAL LIBRARY 700 NE Lincoln Road, Poulsbo, 360-7792915. www.krl.org. 31912 Little Boston Road, Little Boston, 360-297-2670. www.krl.org. 11212 Highway 104, Kingston, 360-2973330. www.krl.org. Above, “Arsenic and Old Lace” was staged Jan. 22 to Feb. 6 at the Jewel Box Theatre in downtown Poulsbo. Richard Thornton / Contributed

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SCENE LIBERTY BAY BOOKS 18881 Front St., Poulsbo. 360-779-5909. An independent bookstore with new books; frequently hosts author events. www.libertybaybooks.com. THE KINGSTON BOOKERY 10978 Highway 104, Kingston, 360-2977380. A range of used books from all genres. NO. 7 BOOKS 32319 Rainier Ave., House No. 7, Port Gamble. 360-881-0489. An independent bookstore specializing in used, rare and unique books.

SPOKEN WORD POULSBOHEMIAN COFFEEHOUSE 19003 Front St., Poulsbo. 360-779-9199. Monthly poetry readings and open mic. www.poulsbohemian.com.

STAGE KITSAP CHILDREN’S MUSICAL THEATRE. 360-779-3777. A children’s theater producing a variety of musicals each year. www. kcmt.org. JEWEL BOX THEATRE 225 NE Iverson St., Poulsbo, 360-697-3183. Community theater productions featuring local talent. www.jewelbox poulsbo.org. PORT GAMBLE THEATER Northeast View Drive, Port Gamble. 360977-7135. Community theater productions featuring local talent. www.portgambletheater.com.

VENUES CASA MEXICO 1918 NE Poulsbo Ave., Keyport. 360-5982727. Restaurant with live jazz. THE FILLING STATION 11200 Highway 104, Kingston. 360-2977732. A bar with food and 20 beers on tap. Frequent live music, pool, darts, fire pit.

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Kitsap Children’s Musical Theatre produces quality theatrical performances, like this producKitsap Children’s Musical Theatre tion of “Shrek,” at the North Kitsap Auditorium. MAIN STREET ALE HOUSE 11225 Highway 104, Kingston. 360-2970440. Frequent open mics, jams and trivia. Closed at time of publication; undergoing ownership change.

TIZLEY’S EUROPUB 18928 Front St., Poulsbo, 360-394-0080. A wide beer selection and food with frequent trivia, Celtic music and jams. www.tizleys.com.

SLIPPERY PIG BREWERY 18801 Front St. NE, Poulsbo, 360-9341686. A brewery with a stage featuring local bands and karaoke. www.slippery pigbrewery.com.

WHISKEY CREEK STEAKHOUSE 1783 Highway 308, Keyport, 360-779-3481. Weekly jazz performances and other live music. www.whiskeycreek steakhouse. com

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Every faith, denomination has a home in North Kitsap ALIVE COVENANT CHURCH 18563 11th Ave. NE, Poulsbo 360-697-4321 www.kitsapalive.com BAYSIDE COMMUNITY CHURCH 25992 Barber Cut Off Road, Kingston 360-297-2000 www.baysidecommunitychurch.org

Two visitors to the Suquamish Cemetery capture their picture with St. Peter Catholic Church in the background. The church was established in 1863. Richard Walker BIBLE BAPTIST CHURCH 2490 NE Jacobson Road, Poulsbo 360-779-5665

www.bbcpoulsbo.com BREIDABLIK BAPTIST CHURCH 239 Lofall Road, Poulsbo 360-779-6844 CALVARY CHAPEL OF POULSBO 23300 Stottlemeyer Road, Poulsbo 360-697-3795 www.calvarypoulsbo.org GATEWAY FELLOWSHIP 18901 8th Ave., Poulsbo 360-779-5515 www.gatewayfellowship.com CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS 2138 NE Mesford St., Poulsbo 360-779-9197; www.lds.org EGLON COMMUNITY CHURCH 33690 Eglon Road NE, Kingston 360-638-2020

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FAITH EPISCOPAL CHURCH Worships in Redeemer United Methodist 9900 NE Shorty Campbell Road, Kingston 360-471-7522 www.faith-episcopal.org FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH

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FAITH 26736 Miller Bay Road NE, Kingston 360-297-2736, www.faithkingston.org FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH AND CHRISTIAN CENTER 18920 4th Ave. NE, Poulsbo 360-779-2622 www.poulsbofirstlutheran.org THE GATHERING CHURCH 28096 Hansville Road NE, Kingston 360-297-4702 HANSVILLE COMMUNITY CHURCH 7543 Twin Spits Road, Hansville 360-638-2335 www.hansvillechurch.com INDIANOLA LIVING HOPE CHURCH 20789 NE Division, Indianola 360-297-2340 JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES 4861 NE Lincoln Road, Poulsbo 360-779-9410 KEYPORT BIBLE CHURCH 15270 Washington Ave., Keyport 360-779-4235 www.keyportbible.org KINGSTON CHRISTIAN CHURCH 11255 NE 2nd St., Kingston 360-297-2551 www.kingstonchristian.org LIBERTY BAY PRESBYTERIAN 18561 9th Ave. NE, Poulsbo 360-779-7545 www.libertybaypca.com

Poulsbo First Lutheran Church has been meeting needs in Poulsbo for more than 100 years. Sophie Bonomi

NEW COVENANT FELLOWSHIP 705 NE Lincoln Road, Poulsbo (Gateway School Gym) 360-598-2555 www.ncfpoulsbo.com NEWLIFE CHURCH Meets at North Kitsap High School 1780 NE Hostmark St., Poulsbo 360-337-1300 www.newlife.tv NORTH KITSAP BAPTIST CHURCH 20516 Little Valley Road NE, Poulsbo

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360-779-4689 www.nk-bc.org NORTH KITSAP FAMILY CHURCH 20965 Lindy Court NE, Poulsbo 360-697-6503 NORTH POINT CHURCH 1779 NE Hostmark, Poulsbo 360-779-0800 www.northpointpoulsbo.org POULSBO CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 22097 Viking Way NW, Poulsbo 360-626-1053 www.poulsbonaz.org

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POULSBO COMMUNITY CHURCH 651 Finn Hill Road, Poulsbo 360-598-5377 www.poulsbocc.com REDEEMER UNITED METHODIST 9900 NE Shorty Campbell Road, Kingston 360-297-4847 www.redeemer-umc.org ST. CHARLES ANGLICAN CHURCH 19351 8th Ave. NE, Suite 205, Poulsbo 360-779-3524 www.stcharlesanglican.org

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TASTE ST. ELIZABETH ORTHODOX CHURCH 26580 Breidablik Place NW, Poulsbo 360-598-9700 www.stelizabethorthodox.org ST. OLAF’S CATHOLIC CHURCH 18943 Caldart Ave., Poulsbo 360-779-4291 www.stolafschurch.org ST. PETER CATHOLIC MISSION 7076 NE South St., Suquamish 360-779-4291 SCANDIA BIBLE CHURCH 16748 Scandia Road NW, Poulsbo 360-697-1113 www.scandiabiblechurch.org SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH 1700 NE Lincoln Road, Poulsbo 360-779-4746 www.poulsbo22.adventistchurchconnect.org S’KLALLAM WORSHIP CENTER 32274 Little Boston Road NE, Little Boston 360-297-5505 STOREHOUSE CHURCH 20714 Highway 305, Suite 2C, Poulsbo 360-698-5987, email storehousepoulsbo 13@hotmail.com SUQUAMISH CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 18732 Division Ave. NE, Suquamish 360-598-4434 www.suquamishucc.org UNITY OF NORTH KITSAP 18732 Divisoin Ave NE, Suquamish 360-626-1084 www.unitynorthkitsap.com VINLAND LUTHERAN CHURCH 2750 Finn Hill Road, Poulsbo 360-779-3428 www.vinlandlc.org



North Kitsap is home to a vibrant craft beer industry.

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From farmer (and brewer and vintner) to you: The tastes of NK


rom beer to coffee to foods, North Kitsap is home to a variety of home-grown flavors. Here’s where you can get a taste of the peninsula.

FARMERS MARKETS KINGSTON FARMERS MARKET At Mike Wallace Park on the Kingston waterfront. Saturdays, May through October. Online: www.kingstonfarmersmarket. com POULSBO FARMERS MARKET On Iverson Street and 7th Avenue, Pouls-

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bo. Saturdays, April through December. Online: www.poulsbofarmersmarket.org. RAVENWOOD MARKET 7950 NE Little Boston Road, Little Boston. Fridays, April through September. Online: www.pgst.nsn.us. SUQUAMISH FARMERS MARKET Across the street from the administrative offices in Suquamish Village. Third Wednesday of the month, May through October. Online: www.suquamishfarmersmarket. org.

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A barista serves a tall breve double shot with raspberry at Aviator Coffee & Teas in Kingston. Sophie Bonomi


You never what music you’ll hear at the Poulsbo Farmers Market.

DOWNPOUR 10991 NE Highway 104, Kingston. 360881-0452. Online: www.downpourbrewing.com.

SOUND BREWERY 650 NW Bovela Lane, Ste. 3, Poulsbo. 360-930-8696 Online: www.soundbrewery.com.

HOOD CANAL BREWERY 26499 Bond Road NE, Kingston. 360297-8316. Online: www.hoodcanalbrewery.com.

VALHÖLL BREWING 18970 3rd Ave. NE, Poulsbo. 360-9300172. Online: www.valhollbrewing.com.

SLIPPERY PIG 18801 Front St. NE, Poulsbo. 360-9341686. Online: www.slipperypigbrewery.com.

AVIATOR COFFEES & TEAS 25876 Washington Blvd., Kingston (adjacent to the ferry landing). 360-881-0855.

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PUGET SOUND COFFEE ROASTERS 655 NE Owl Hill Way, Poulsbo. 360-6149533. Online: www.pugetcoffee.com.

WINE LIBERTY BAY CELLAR 4250 Emerald Lane, Poulsbo. 206-9102588. By appointment only. The winery produces more than 1,000 cases each year.

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Bob Linz hands a Bainbridge Island Rotary Club flag to Elsa Watson, Morrow Manor campaign manager, Jan. 22. The Bainbridge Island Rotary Club pledged a $50,000 matching challenge gift to help fund construction of Morrow Manor, which will provide long-term housing for survivors of domestic violence. Courtesy Poulsbo Rotary Club

Get involved: You can make a difference in your hometown POULSBO AMERICAN LEGION POST NO. 245 Meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at 19068 Jensen Way, Suite 3A. Open to veterans and active-duty members of U.S. Armed Forces. Also: Sons of Veterans and the Ladies Auxiliary. 360779-5456, email alpost245vso@gmail.com CHOICE SUPPORT GROUP Support group meets at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday in Gateway Fellowship Church. Learn how to make healthy choices by learning boundaries, self-awareness and skills. 360-779-5515. CULTURAL ARTS FOUNDATION NORTHWEST Volunteer group dedicated to furthering

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the arts in Kitsap County. Presents Art in the Woods and the Poulsbo Arts Festival. 360-697-6342. Online: www.cafnw.org. DAUGHTERS OF NORWAY The Nina Grieg Lodge No. 40 meets at 10 a.m. the second Saturday of each month in the Sons of Norway Lodge, 18891 Front St. 360-779-5209. EAGLES AERIE NO. 3586 The North Kitsap Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 3586 meets in the group hall, 4230 NE Lincoln Road. Bingo 12:30 p.m. every Sunday. 360-779-7272. Online: www.facebook.com/ Fraternal-Order-of-Eagles-Aerie-35861441053259545046/timeline.

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GET INVOLVED GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP Hospice of Kitsap County offers nineweek grief support groups and ongoing groups in Poulsbo. 360-698-4611. Online: www.hospicekc.org. HISTORIC DOWNTOWN POULSBO ASSOCIATION Works to preserve and promote downtown. 360-697-3366. Online: www.historicdowntown poulsbo.com. KITSAP CANCER SERVICES Offers free support services for cancer patients, their families, friends and caregivers, as well as support groups. 360-2046399. Online: www.kitsapcancerservices.org. KIWANIS CLUB OF GREATER POULSBO Meets at 7 a.m. Fridays in Elmer’s Restaurant, 760 Liberty Way. 360-535-4110; email bssherfck@hotmail.com. LITTLE NORWAY TOASTMASTERS Public speaking and leadership skills. Meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month at Martha & Mary, 19282 Front St. 360-297-2845. Online: www.littlenorway-tm.com. WARREN G. HARDING MASONIC LODGE NO. 260 The Warren G. Harding Lodge meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month at 18815 3rd Ave. NE, Poulsbo. If holiday, second Thursday. 360-779-2605. Online: www.nkmasons.net. POULSBO NOON LIONS The Poulsbo Noon Lions Club meets at noon every Thursday in the First Lutheran Church social hall. 360-779-6293. Online: www.poulsbolions.blogspot. com; NORTH KITSAP FISHLINE Provides food and other assistance in cooperation with other agencies. Food

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Donations and volunteers make a big difference at North Kitsap Fishline, which operates a food bank and other community services. Herald file photo bank, 787 NW Liberty Lane, Poulsbo; Second Season, 18825 Anderson Parkway; Second Season Home, 18916 3rd Ave. NE, Poulsbo. 360-779-5190. Online: www.nkfishline.org. OPTIMIST CLUB Meets at 6 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of the month in the Poulsbo Inn breakfast room. A volunteer service group dedicated to creating an optimistic future for children and older residents. Contact: Bob or Adele Heinrich, 360-7791931. Online: www.optimist.org. GREATER POULSBO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Serves as an advocate for businesses and provides leadership in the community to ensure a healthy business climate. Located at 19735 10th Ave. NE, Suite S100, Poulsbo. 360-779-4848. Online www.poulsbochamber.com. POULSBO EVENING LIONS The Poulsbo Evening Lions Club meets at 6:30 p.m. the first and third Thursday in

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POULSBO GARDEN CLUB To create a wider knowledge of plants and flowers, general interest in gardening, civic beauty, and organize exhibitions. Meets at 9:30 a.m. the second Saturday of the month, Poulsbo Library, 700 Lincoln Road 360-779-6234, email poulsbogardenclub@gmail.com. POULSBO HISTORICAL SOCIETY Meets at 9:30 a.m. the second Tuesday of each month in the City Council chambers, 200 Moe St. 360-440-7354. Online: www.poulsbohistory.org. POULSBO-NORTH KITSAP ROTARY Meets for breakfast, fellowship and informative presentation at 7 a.m. Fridays, Sons of Norway Hall, 18891 Front St. Online: www.poulsborotary.org. POULSBO YACHT CLUB The club hosts activities — from dinners

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GET INVOLVED to card games, dances to cruises — and promotes boating in the Northwest. 18129 Fjord Drive NE, Poulsbo. 360-779-3116. Online: www.membermanager.net/ poulsboyc.

third Tuesday of the month in the Poulsbo Library community room. Chapter works to conserve, protect and restore cold-water fisheries, watersheds, and ecosystems. Online: www.kop.tu.org.

SONS OF NORWAY LODGE NO. 44 Located at 18891 Front St., the group offers activities and classes related to Scandinavian culture. 360-779-5209, Online: www.poulsbosonsofnorway. com.

VENTURING EXTREME A high-adventure group —based in Poulsbo — serving coeducational youth in high school and college. Online: www.crew42.org or email info@ crew42.org.

SOROPTIMISTS Soroptimist International of Greater North Kitsap is a group of professional women in the area, dedicated to improving the lives of children and women in the community. 206-947-6195. Online: www.signk.org.

VOLUNTEERS IN POLICE SERVICE (VIP) The Poulsbo Police Department Volunteers in Police Service meet at 1:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month in the Poulsbo Fire Department Fire Hall, 911 NE Liberty Road. 360-779-3113.

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Eglon community, preserve the common properties, and ensure the continuation of traditional events and activities. Meets 7:30 p.m. the last Wednesday of January, February, March, April, September, October, Eglon Schoolhouse. FLOTSAM AND JETSAM GARDEN CLUB Meets at 9 a.m. the second Wednesday of the month, September through June, in the Greater Hansville Community Center on Buck Lake Road. The club hosts expert speakers, field trips and workshops, and supports conservation and scholarships. 360-638-1061. Online: www.flotsamandjetsamgarden club.com. FRIENDS OF NORWEGIAN POINT PARK Norwegian Point Park is located next to the Hansville Store in downtown Hansville. It is one of three Kitsap County Parks in Hansville and provides access to Puget Sound and views toward Whidbey Island,

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GET INVOLVED on the site of an old fishing resort. Jo Nelson, 360-638-0000. FRIENDS OF POINT NO POINT LIGHT Friends of Point No Point Lighthouse is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the lighthouse, and educating the public on the history of this landmark. Online: www.pnplighthouse.com. GREATER HANSVILLE COMMUNITY CENTER The center’s Board of Trustees meets at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month in the community center, located at Buck Lake Park on Buck Lake Road. Online: www.hansville.org. HANSVILLE GREENWAY ASSOCIATION Provides stewardship services for the Greenway, in cooperation with Kitsap County Parks and Recreation Department. Online: www.hansvillegreenway.org. HANSVILLE HISTORICAL SOCIETY Hansville Historical Society brings together people interested in documenting and interpreting the history of the community. Tom Lee, 360-638-1973. Online: www.hansville.org.

INDIANOLA INDIANOLA BEACH IMPROVEMENT CLUB 20466 Indianola Road NE. 360-297-4242. Online: www.indianola.club. INDIANOLA GARDEN CLUB Meets at 12:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month at the Indianola Clubhouse. 360-297-1245.

KINGSTON DOWNTOWN KINGSTON ASSOCIATION Meets at 4 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month in American Marine Bank on Lindvog Road. The group works to revitalize downtown.

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GREATER KINGSTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Provides support and networking for area businesses with monthly business lunches, after-hours networking and promotes Kingston by hosting seasonal community events. 360-297-3813. Online: www.kingstonchamber.com. GREATER KINGSTON KIWANIS CLUB Provides support of local projects and its foundation sponsors scholarships. Meets at 7 a.m. every Thursday morning at the Oak Table Cafe in Kingston. 360-297-2661, ext. 34. Online: www.greaterkingstonkiwanis. weebly.com. KINGSTON CITIZENS ADVISORY COUNCIL This council, appointed by the Kitsap County Board of Commissioners, meets at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month at North Kitsap Fire & Rescue. 360-2973619. Online: www.kitsapgov.com/boards/ CAC/kingston/kcac.htm. KINGSTON COVE YACHT CLUB Hosts events, including barbecues, boat parades, cruises, and a fall salmon derby. Monthly meetings at 8 p.m. the third Thursday of each month, with a potluck dinner at 7 p.m., in the yacht club at the Port of Kingston. 360-297-3371. Online: www.kcyc.org. KINGSTON FOOD BANK Illinois Avenue and Highway 107, next to the Sheriff’s Office, Kingston. Serving downtown Kingston for more than 40 years. Provides food and necessities for those in need. 360-297-7100. KINGSTON FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY Meets monthly at the Kingston library, 11212 Highway 104, Kingston. 360-2973330 www.kingstonpubliclibrary.org/ kpl_friends. KINGSTON GARDEN CLUB Meets monthly for business and special presentations by guest gardeners and

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horticulturists. Provides grants and scholarships. 360-297-6640. Online: www.kingstongardenclub.com. KINGSTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY Meets at 10 a.m. the fourth Wednesday of every month to help preserve and promote the heritage of Kingston. Harriet Muhrlein, 360-297-2448. Online: www.kingstonhistory.org. KINGSTON-NORTH KITSAP ROTARY Meets at noon on Wednesdays North Kitsap Fire and Rescue Station for business and a featured presentation. Supports parks and schools in the area. Online: www.kingston-nkrotary.org. SHARENET A food bank, thrift store and social services agency located at 26021 United Road, off Bond Road, in the Cutting Edge Business Park. 360-297-2266. Online: www.sharenetfoodbank.org.

PORT GAMBLE FRANKLIN LODGE NO. 5, F&AM 5 Rainier Ave, Port Gamble. Meets at 6:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month Online: www.franklinlodge5.com.

SUQUAMISH SUQUAMISH CITIZENS’ ADVISORY COUNCIL This county, appointed by the Kitsap County Board of Commissioners, meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at Suquamish Elementary School Library, 18950 Park Ave. NE. Works to improve the Suquamish community. Online: www.kitsapgov.com/boards/ CAC/suquamish/scac.htm YWCA ALIVE A women’s support group focusing on healing from the effects of physical and/ or emotional abuse in relationships meets from 6-7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month in Suquamish. 360-551-3140.

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Carry on the tradition of local stewardship


he natural beauty and resources of North Kitsap have sustained the physical and spiritual needs of people here for millennia. Today, the area’s First Peoples — the S’Klallam, Skokomish, and Suquamish — and the descendants of those who came later are still nurtured by the beauty and bounty of land and sea. You can learn more about our natural environment and your role as a caretaker at the following venues.

A couple and their dog walk into Fish Park in Poulsbo, Feb. 5. Fish Park consists of 40 acres on Dogfish Creek and the Liberty Bay estuary. The park features an arboretum, bird and wildlife viewing, boardwalk, nature hiking trails, interpretive signage, pedestrian bridges, sitting areas, winding paths.

FISH PARK 228 NW Lindvig Way (between Viking Avenue and Bond Road), Poulsbo. 360394-9772. Features: 40 acres on Dogfish Creek and the Liberty Bay estuary, with entrances on Bond Road and on Viking Avenue. Features: Arboretum, bird and wildlife viewing, boardwalk, nature hiking trails, interpretive signage, pedestrian bridges, sitting areas, winding paths. Online: www.cityofpoulsbo.com/ parks/parks/fish_park.htm. GROVERS CREEK SALMON HATCHERY 23175 Indianola Road NE, Poulsbo. 360-598-3142. The hatchery is owned and operated by the Suquamish Tribe. Watch salmon make their way up the creek and the fish ladder into the holding ponds. Biologist Paul Dorn manages the Grover Creek Fish Hatchery and conducts salmon tours. Call to see when the salmon are there. Hours: 8 a.m. to dusk. Online: www.facebook.com/pages/ Grovers-Creek-Salmon-Hatchery /122992021092682 POULSBO MARINE SCIENCE CENTER 18743 Front St. NE, Poulsbo, 360-5984460. The Marine Science Center offers an up-close introduction to the local marine ecosystem, with a touch tank, exhibits

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of more than 100 species of marine animals and plants, and an aquarium (the resident octopus is a popular attraction). Presentations in 2016 include “Marvelous Mollusks,” March 19; and “Terrific Tools,” April 23. Hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Admission is free. Online: www.poulsbomsc.org. STILLWATERS ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER 26059 Barber Cut Off Road, Kingston,

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360-297-1226. Stillwaters’ wetlands are part of a larger system that includes forest, freshwater and emergent salt marsh communities. The center has trails that lead to a viewing platform on the salt marsh and estuary off Puget Sound, and ponds full of sealife. Stillwaters presents numerous classes and events all year. Online: www.stillwatersenvironmental center.org.

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he S’Klallam and Suquamish peoples who have lived here for millennia. The Scandinavians who immigrated here beginning in the mid1800s. The logging and fishing industries that built and fed the Northwest. The U.S. Navy that bolsters our defense and our economy. What shaped North Kitsap in the past continues to influence it today. Learn more about North Kitsap’s past, present and future at these venues.

The Suquamish Museum’s Washington’s secondoldest Native American museum. It tells the story of the Suquamish, the people of “the place of clear salt water.”

LATE 1800s/EARLY 1900s PORT GAMBLE HISTORIC MUSEUM 1 Northeast View Drive, Port Gamble, 360297-8074. Located on the lower floor of the Port Gamble General Store. Exhibits include rooms with period furnishings and items

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depicting life and work in this former New England-style mill town, which was established in 1853 and is now a National His-

POULSBO HISTORICAL MUSEUM Poulsbo City Hall second floor, 200 NE Moe St., Poulsbo, 360-440-7354. Learn about late 1800s/early 1900s life in this former fishing village. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays. The museum’s Martinson Cabin at Viking Avenue and Lindvig Way is restored and furnished in period items, depicting life in a settlement cabin of the 1800s. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Admission free at both museums. Online: www.poulsbohistory.org.


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toric Landmark. Hours: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 1 to Sept. 30 (daily); 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 1 to April 30 (Friday through Sunday). Cost: $4 for adults, $3 for military, seniors and students. Children 6 and younger free. Group and private tours are available. Online: www.portgamble.com/#!historicmuseum/cyve

INDIGENOUS HISTORY SUQUAMISH MUSEUM & CULTURAL CENTER 6861 NE South St., Suquamish. 360-3948499. This museum is Washington’s secondoldest Native American museum. The museum’s architecture is reminiscent of a

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LEARN The Poulsbo Maritime Heritage Museum opened Sept. 12, 2015 in downtown Poulsbo. Below, an archway directs visitors to the Port Gamble Historic Museum, in the Port Gamble General Store building, lower level.

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and paddle boards of today. See historic boats that have been restored or are undergoing restoration. Admission: Free. Hours: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Online: www.poulsbohistory.com/visit/ hours-and-locations.

Coast Salish longhouse. The museum’s collection of artifacts, oral histories, photographs and contemporary items tell the story of the Suquamish, the people of the dxwseqweb, “the place of clear salt water.” The museum gift store features traditional items made by noted Coast Salish artists. Outside features include native plants and vegetation, and a story circle. Hours: daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: $15 families, $5 per adult, $3 for seniors (55 and older), $3 children 5-17, children younger than 5 free. Online: www.suquamishmuseum.org.


MARITIME HISTORY POULSBO MARITIME MUSEUM 19010 Front St. NE, downtown Poulsbo. Through imaginative exhibits and interactive displays, explore Poulsbo’s diverse maritime history — from families traveling dock to dock to get to their farm products to market, to the homeporting of codfish fleets, to the tour ships

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NAVAL UNDERSEA MUSEUM 1 Garnett Way, Keyport, 360-396-4148. This museum is one of 14 Naval History & Heritage Command museums in the United States. Artifacts, exhibits and hands-on displays related to the U.S. Navy’s undersea history, exploration, and technical development. Features: diving gear, mines (including one dating to the Civil War), models, ROVs, submarine equipment, submersibles, and torpedoes. Admission: Free. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily; closed Tuesdays October through April. Online: www.navalunderseamuseum. org.

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ith approximately 90 parks and preserves, North Kitsap is conducive to an active lifestyle. It’s also a nature lover’s paradise. Get out into our open spaces and enjoy second-growth forests and beautiful beaches; wildlife you’ll see include coyotes, raptors, river otters, seals and whales. These are the largest parks in North Kitsap. For a list of all parks, go to www. cityofpoulsbo.com and www.kitsapgov. com/parks

HANSVILLE FOULWEATHER BLUFF A 101-acre preserve off Twin Spits Road, two miles northwest of Hansville. Features: A trail that meanders through a forest to a sandy beach on Hood Canal; more than 300 species of plants; stands of red alder, western hemlock, secondgrowth western red cedar; a coastal lagoon that is habitat for many bird species, including red-breasted nut hatches and winter wrens. Dogs and other pets are not allowed. Watch your step; the nearshore has several colonies of sand dollars. Online: www.nature.org and type “Foulweather Bluff ” in Keyword Search. HANSVILLE GREENWAY Hike from Puget Sound to Hood Canal on the Hansville Greenway trails. The greenway is 245 acres. Features: west shore of Buck Lake, two beaver ponds, other wetlands, and a portion of Hawk’s Hole Creek, which flows from Lower Hawk’s Pond to Hood Canal. Most of the

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The Port Gamble Forest Heritage Park is 535 acres of trails, with access to the Port Gamble Bay. Kitsap County land is second- and third-growth forest. The main entrance to the trail system is at Buck Lake County Park. Norwegian Point Park is the Puget Sound terminus of the Hansville Greenway trail system, but is not part of the Greenway. Buck Lake Park features a boat ramp for nonmotorized watercraft, lake swimming, trout fishing, and trailheads to the Hansville Greenway Wildlife Corridor. Online: www.hansvillegreenway.org. POINT NO POINT COUNTY PARK A 60.8-acre park, located at the end of Point No Point Road off Hansville Road. The Treaty of Point No Point was negotiated and signed here in 1855; Point No Point Lighthouse was built in 1879. The lighthouse is open noon to 4 p.m. weekends April to September. Point No Point is on Admiralty Inlet and is popular for salmon fishing, sand-castle building, kite flying, bird watching and other beach activities. Online: www.kitsapgov.com/parks/ Parks/Pages/regionalparks/point_no_ point.htm.

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INDIANOLA INDIANOLA WATERFRONT AND WOODLAND PRESERVE An 80.91-acre preserve. Features: Undeveloped walking trails, mature mixed conifer forests, broadleaf forests, a seasonal stream that meanders down to Miller Bay, public access to a lowbank beach on Puget Sound through a serene forested trail crossing over a tidal estuary. Wildlife includes bald eagles, Cooper’s hawks, ospreys, violet-green swallows, and pileated woodpeckers. Online: www.greatpeninsula.org/ where/indianola.html.

KINGSTON CARPENTER LAKE RESERVE AND WILDLIFE SANCTUARY Carpenter Lake is the center of this 67-acre nature preserve. Features: Boardwalk with viewing platforms leading across a bog and a salt marsh to the lake. The trailhead is located behind Richard Gordon Elementary School on Barber Cut Off Road. Online: www.kitsapgov.com/parks/ Parks/Pages/communityparks/carpenter _lake.htm.

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MIKE WALLACE PARK 25864 Washington Blvd., Kingston. 360-297-3545. Features: Boat launch, kayak float, visitors’ dock. Parking for trailers. Farmers market, live music, and other events during spring, summer and fall. An ideal starting point for a walk to nearby North Beach and Apple Tree Cove. Online: www.portofkingston.org. NORTH KITSAP HERITAGE PARK More than 800 acres of second-growth forest, with several miles of biking and walking trails. This park has no restrooms, and is pack-it-in/pack-it-out with no trash collection. Online: www.kitsapgov.com/parks/ Parks/Pages/heritageparks/north_kitsap. htm.

PORT GAMBLE PORT GAMBLE FOREST HERITAGE PARK A 535-acre park. Features: Biking, equestrian and walking trails; access to

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the bay for water trails and kayaking; parking lot. This park is pack-it-in/packit-out. Online: www.kitsapgov.com/parks/ Parks/Pages/heritageparks/port_gamble .htm.

POULSBO FISH PARK 228 NW Lindvig Way (between Viking Avenue and Bond Road), Poulsbo. 360394-9772. Features: 40 acres on Dogfish Creek and the Liberty Bay estuary, with entrances on Bond Road and on Viking Avenue. Features: Arboretum, bird and wildlife viewing, boardwalk, nature hiking trails, interpretive signage, pedestrian bridges, sitting areas, winding paths. www.cityofpoulsbo.com/parks/parks/ fish_park.htm. ISLAND LAKE COUNTY PARK 1087 NW Island Lake Road, Poulsbo. This 23-acre park offers swimming areas, a fishing pier, trails, picnic area, playground, community center and

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restrooms. Online: www.kitsapgov.com/parks/ Parks/Pages/regionalparks/island_lake_ county_park.htm. KITSAP MEMORIAL STATE PARK Located on Highway 3 north of Hood Canal Bridge. Features: A 58-acre park with tent camping, cabins, 1,797 feet of shoreline, and facilities for group events and weddings. Sweeping views of Hood Canal. Grassy playfields and children’s play equipment, a saltwater beach with tide pools, and shellfish harvesting opportunities. Online: www.parks.state.wa.us/529/ Kitsap-Memorial. MURIEL IVERSON WILLIAMS WATERFRONT PARK Located in downtown Poulsbo on Liberty Bay. Features: Austin-Kvelstad Pavilion (available for private rentals), picnic areas, restrooms, and a boardwalk to American Legion Park. Online: www.cityofpoulsbo.com/ parks/parks_parks_trails.htm.

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f you enjoy an active lifestyle, North Kitsap is your paradise. Mild winters and warm, beautiful summers are conducive to indoor and outdoor activities.


WHITE HORSE GOLF COURSE 22795 Three Lions Place NE (off South Kingston Road), Kingston. 360-297-4468, www.whitehorsegolf.com. Eighteen holes on a challenging course designed by Cynthia Dye McGarey. Features: 11-acre practice facility, Cedar Ridge Grill and Clubhouse.

PARKS AND RECREATION POULSBO PARKS AND RECREATION 19540 Front St. NE, Poulsbo. 360-7799898, www.cityofpoulsbo.com/parks/ parks.htm. Classes and sports programs for preschool, children, teens, adults, seniors.

ROWING KITSAP ROWING ASSOCIATION P.O. Box 232, Indianola 98342, www. kitsaprowing.org. A competitive and recreational rowing club for 21 years and older. Women’s and men’s crews. Practices weekday mornings, early evenings, and weekends. Members range from experienced rowers to novices.

RUNNING POULSBO RUNNING 19980 10th Ave. NE, Poulsbo. 360-7798757, www.poulsborunning.com. Running group meets at 8:30 a.m. every Sunday.

SKATEPARKS BILLY JOHNSON SKATE PARK 24700 Lindvog Road NE, Kingston. Features: Include a bowl, mini-vert, and rails. LITTLE BOSTON SKATEPARK Little Boston Road, near the S’Klallam Tribal Center, in Little Boston. Features: Rails, steps, vert- and miniramps. For Tribal members and guests. RAAB PARK SKATE PARK 18349 Caldart Ave NE, Poulsbo, 360-7799898. Features: Vert- and mini-ramps and a pyramid.


SAILING POULSBO PARKS AND RECREATION The Poulsbo Parks and Recreation Department offers beginning sailing courses during the summer at the Port of Poulsbo Marina. For all ages. Call 360-779-9898. www.cityofpoulsbo.com/parks/parks. htm.

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The North Kitsap Community Pool in Poulsbo is open to the public. It’s also a venue for swim meets, and is the home pool of the North Kitsap Vikings, Kingston Buccaneers, and Poulsbo Piranha Swim Club. . Richard Walker / Herald


NORTH KITSAP COMMUNITY POOL 1881 NE Hostmark St., Poulsbo, 360-3963285. Lap swims, lessons for all ages, water aerobics. Competitive swim programs: Kitsap Water Blossoms, synchronized swimming; Poulsbo Piranha Swim Club, (www.poulsbopiranhas.com), for swimmers 6 and older.

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YOUTH SPORTS LEAGUES NORTH KITSAP LITTLE LEAGUE, BABE RUTH, GIRLS SOFTBALL Snider Park, 22898 Viking Way NW, Poulsbo. Little League: 360-697-2391, www.nkll. org. Babe Ruth League: 360-697-1777, www.nkbaberuth.org. NORTH KITSAP LACROSSE Competitive lacrosse league for middle school- and high school-age players. www.nklax.org. NORTH KITSAP SOCCER CLUB The North Kitsap Soccer Club is part of a network that includes more than 1,300 soccer players throughout the state. For children ages 5-18.  www.northkitsapsoccer.org. KINGSTON YOUTH SPORTS ASSOCIATION A nonprofit dedicated to organized youth sports in North Kitsap. Sports include PeeWee football, basketball, cheerleading, wrestling. www.kingstonyouthsports.com.

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North Kitsap offers a variety of public and independent school options.

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rom preschool to post-secondary, North Kitsap’s educational opportunities are diverse. Private and public schools embrace creativity in the classroom, allowing students to thrive. North Kitsap’s educational offerings serve as the bridge between childhood and adulthood, granting every student the skills they need to succeed in a technology-driven world.

pUBlIc SchoolS NORTH KITSAP SCHOOL DISTRICT Patty Page, superintendent 18360 Caldart Ave., Poulsbo 360-396-3001, www.nkschools.org

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Cindy WebsterMartinson

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The North Kitsap School District is comprised of six elementary schools, two middle schools, two high schools, and a Parent Assisted Learning Program. NORTH KITSAP SCHOOL BOARD The North Kitsap School Board is

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Glen Robbins

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composed of five members who are elected in districtwide elections and represent all constituents within the boundaries of the North Kitsap School District. The board meets at 6 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of each

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LOCAL SCHOOLS month, in the district offices. DISTRICT 1 CINDY WEBSTER-MARTINSON, vice president and legislative representative. Contact: 360-394-8570, cwebster@ nkschools.org DISTRICT 2 JIM ALMOND, liaison to the City of Poulsbo. Contact: 360-697-1058, jalmond@nkschools.org DISTRICT 3 BETH WORTHINGTON, president. Contact: 360-598-2051, bworthington@ nkschools.org DISTRICT 4 GLEN ROBBINS, liaison to the Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe and the Suquamish Tribe. Contact: 360-297-4433, gdrobbins@nkschools.org DISTRICT 5 BILL WEBB, liaison to the Kingston Community Advisory Committee. Contact: 360-297-5573, bwebb@ nkschools.com ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS RICHARD GORDON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 26331 Barber Cut Off Road NE, Kingston Karen Tollefson, principal 360-396-3800 HILDER PEARSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 15650 Central Valley Road, Poulsbo Deb Foreman, principal 360-396-3750 POULSBO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 18531 Noll Road NE, Poulsbo Claudia Alves, principal 360-396-3500

Andra Murray, principal 360-396-3850 VINLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 22104 Rhododendron Lane NW, Poulsbo Charley McCabe, principal 360-396-3600 DAVID WOLFLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 27089 Highland Road NE, Kingston Benjamin Degnin, principal 360-394-6800 MIDDLE SCHOOLS KINGSTON MIDDLE SCHOOL 9000 NE West Kingston Road, Kingston Craig Barry, principal 360-396-3400 POULSBO MIDDLE SCHOOL 2003 Hostmark St., Poulsbo Diane Otterby, principal 360-396-3200 HIGH SCHOOLS NORTH KITSAP HIGH SCHOOL 1780 NE Hostmark St., Poulsbo Judson Miller, principal 360-396-3100 KINGSTON HIGH SCHOOL 26201 Siyaya Ave. NE, Kingston Christy Cole, principal 360-396-3300 CHIEF KITSAP ACADEMY 5838 Sandy Hook Road, Suquamish Fabian Castilleja, principal 360-394-8597 (For grades 6-12. Operated and funded in part by the Suquamish Tribe; graduates receive a North Kitsap School District diploma)


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BIG VALLEY MONTESSORI SCHOOL 24687 Big Valley Road NE, Poulsbo 360-697-1598 Preschool classes for children in the North Kitsap area. CHILDREN’S GARDEN MONTESSORI SCHOOL 3805 NE Sawdust Hill Road, Poulsbo Kristen Sundquist, director 360-779-1225, www.cgmspoulsbo.com Preschool and kindergarten classes for children ages 21/2 to 6, set in a one-room schoolhouse surrounded by 10 acres of pasture and woodlands. THE FARM MONTESSORI SCHOOL 17197 Clear Creek Road NW, Poulsbo 360-779-2620 Classes for 68 students ages 3-6. GATEWAY CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS 705 Lincoln Road NE, Poulsbo Michael Forney, executive director 360-779-9189 , www. gatewaychristianschools.org A Christ-centered education for grades K-9. Affiliated with Gateway Fellowship Church, an Assembly of God fellowship. GOOD SHEPHERD MONTESSORI PRESCHOOL 15439 Sandy Hook Road NE, Poulsbo 360-779-2345, http://gspreschool.com A Christ-centered Montessori education for children ages 3 to kindergarten. The teaching style blends practical life exercises with sensorial activities, language skills, math, geography and Bible stories. POULSBO ADVENTIST SCHOOL 1700 Lincoln Road NE, Poulsbo 360-779-6290, http://anim69. adventistschoolconnect.org/ A Christian education for grades 1-8. A ministry of Poulsbo Seventh-day Adventist Church.

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West Sound Academy offers an international baccalaureate diploma, as well as experiential learning. In 2015, the academy announced the creation of the Robert Burback Memorial Music Scholarship for students in grades 8-11. Two scholarship recipients will each receive $5,000 to be applied directly to the cost of tuition and divided evenly over the remaining years of enrollment until graduation. Susan Trower

SILVERWOOD SCHOOL 14000 Central Valley Road, Poulsbo Susan Radtke, head of school 360-697-7526, www.silverwoodschool. org Offers an interactive, interdisciplinary approach to learning for grades 1-6. TRILLIUM SCHOOL 20830 Indianola Road, Indianola

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360-297-3733, www.trilliumschool.org Offers education in the Sudbury tradition with student-directed learning for ages 5-19.

A college preparatory school with a high level of scholarship and artistic expression for grades 6-12.

WEST SOUND ACADEMY 16571 Creative Drive, Poulsbo Barrie Hillman, head of school 360-598-5954, www.westsoundacademy. org

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Olympic College is again a candidate for the $1 million Aspen Prize, awarded to the best community college in the nation by the Aspen Institute, a nonpartisan educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, D.C. Sophie Bonomi

OC Poulsbo: Your path to a four-year degree P

OULSBO — Olympic College is one of the best community colleges in the United States. That’s according to the Aspen Institute, a nonpartisan educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, D.C. In 2014, and again in 2016, Olympic College was named by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program named as one of the nation’s top 150 community colleges, Jan. 25. The designation made Olympic College eligible to compete for the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence and $1 million in prize funds, as well as Siemens



Technical Scholars Program student scholarships. The first time, Olympic College made the Aspen Prize’s top 10 list as a finalist. The prize, awarded every two years, is widely considered the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America’s community colleges and recognizes institutions for exceptional student outcomes in four areas: student learning, certificate and degree completion, employment and earnings, and access and success for minority and low-income students. Nearly half of America’s college students attend community college, with

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more than seven million students — youth and adult learners — working toward certificates and degrees. “Community colleges have tremendous power to change lives, and their success will increasingly define our nation’s economic strength and the potential for social mobility in our country,” said Josh Wyner, executive director of the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program. “This competition is designed to spotlight the excellent work being done in the most effective community colleges, those that best help students obtain meaningful, high-quality education and training for competitive-wage jobs after college. We

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LOCAL COLLEGES The Northwest College of Art & Design offers a BFA in visual arts. The campus is located in a heritage building amid quiet, forested areas.

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hope it will raise the bar and provide a roadmap to better student outcomes for community colleges nationwide.” Olympic College will submit to the Aspen Institute data on degree and certificate completion (including progress and transfer rates), labor market outcomes (employment and earnings), and student learning outcomes. Ten finalists will be named in fall 2016. The Aspen Institute will then conduct site visits to each of the finalists and collect additional quantitative data. A distinguished prize jury will select a grand prize winner and a few “finalists with distinction” in early 2017. OC has campuses in Bremerton, Poulsbo and Shelton. In addition to certificates, associate’s degrees and transfer degrees, Olympic College Poulsbo offers bachelor’s degrees in computer information systems, nursing, and organizational leadership and technical management. Olympic College Poulsbo also hosts Western Washington University Center, which offers undergraduate degrees in five fields at OC Poulsbo and undergraduate and graduate degree programs at OC Bremerton. The Aspen Institute is a nonpartisan educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, D.C. Members of its 72-member board of directors include former U.S. secre-

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taries of state Madeline Albright and Condoleeza Rice, Yahoo News anchor Katie Couric, former Walt Disney Co. CEO Michael Eisner, Harvard University professor Henry Louis Gates, former presidential adviser David Gergen, former U.S. Rep. Jane Harman, former CNN chairman Walter Isaacson, and cellist Yo Yo Ma.

colleGeS NORTHWEST COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN 16301 Creative Drive NE, Poulsbo 360-779-9993, www.ncad.edu Offers a well-rounded experience in the arts. Degree offered: bachelor of fine arts in visual communications. NORTHWEST INDIAN COLLEGE, LITTLE BOSTON SATELLITE SITE 31912 Little Boston Road NE, Kingston Francine Swift, 360-297-6215 NWIC offers courses leading to certificates; six associate degrees; and bachelor’s degrees in Native studies leadership, Native environmental science, human services, and Tribal governannce and business management.

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OLYMPIC COLLEGE, POULSBO 1000 Olympic College Way NW, Poulsbo. Call 360-394-2700 Email poulsbocampus@olympic.edu The Poulsbo campus is a branch of the main campus in Bremerton. It offers courses leading to associate degrees in arts and sciences, as well as bachelor’s degrees in information systems, nursing, and organizational leadership and technical management. WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY AT OLYMPIC COLLEGE POULSBO 1000 Olympic College Way NW, Poulsbo. Call 360-394-2700 Email poulsbocampus@olympic.edu Washington State University offers four-year degree studies at Olympic College Poulsbo. WESTERN ON THE PENINSULAS 1000 Olympic College Way NW, Poulsbo. Kathy Johnson, email Kathy.johnson@ wwu.edu, 360-394-2733 Western on the Peninsulas, a satellite campus of Western Washington University, offers bachelor degrees in business administration, environmental science, environmental policy, elementary education, and human resources at Olympic College Poulsbo.

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On a clear day ... the Olympic Mountains are a stunning sight from North Kitsap.

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North Kitsap weather is mild, but varies by area ANNUAL RAINFALL

POULSBO 2014 TEMPERATURES January high 56.4; low 25.3 February high 58.6; low 15.2 March high 69.5; low 28.3 April high 82.2; low 34.1 May high 86.4; low 38.9 June high 77.0; low 43.1 July high 90.5; low 47.6 August high 94.4; low 48.5 September high 87.4; low 40.9 October high 76.3; low 40.4 November high 60.0; low 19.8 December high 59.2; low 20.7 — Monthly temperatures for 2015 were not available.

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HANSVILLE 2015 TEMPERATURES January high 59.2; low 35.5 February high 55.2; low 18.9 March high 57.2; low 34.5 April high 62.7; low 39.8 May high 70.8; low 45.2

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high 76.0; low 49.0 high 72.1; low 51.4 high 71.3; low 52.7 high 71.1; low 49.7 high 72.9; low 44.3 high 60.7; low 28.7 high 60.9; low 28.1

ANNUAL RAINFALL 2015: 26.55 inches 2014: 31.60 inches 2013: 19.71 inches 2012: 35.98 inches 2011: 25.40 inches 2010: 20.49 inches 2009: 23.68 inches — Source: SkunkBayWeather.com

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ADVERTISERS INDEX ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Almost Candid ................................52 Firehouse Theater...........................34 Point Casino.................................2, 33 Poulsbo Art Walk.............................11 Verksted Gallery..............................10 AUTO DEALERS Del’s Automotive..............................24 Ken’s Northwest Automotive.........14 Keyport Auto Repair.......................28 BANKING FINANCIAL Liberty Bay Bank............................66 Columbia Bank................................52 First Federal.....................................12 DANCE & MUSIC STUDIO Dancing Bow ...................................14 Galletta School Of Dance...............17 RESTAURANTS, EATERIES Azteca ..............................................14 Boehm’s Chocolates..........................9 Casa Luna Mexican...........................9 Crimson Cove...................................10 Dairy Queen.....................................14 D’Vine Wines Wine Bar.................53 Green Light Diner...........................10 Grub Hut...........................................53 Hot Shots Java....................................9 PHO’T&N.........................................17 Port Gamble General Store..........4, 8 Taqueria El Huarache.....................17 Taqueria Los Cazadores.................47 Taste Wei..........................................50 Tizley’s Europub..............................10 Westside Pizza.................................53 Whiskey Creek Steakhouse...........28 HEALTHCARE Anderson Denture...........................67 Apple Tree Cove Dental..................53 The Doctor’s Clinic.........................68 Kingston Dental..............................53 Peninsula Community Health.......35 Eric Thanem....................................16

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Wunderful Health............................15 RETIREMENT Liberty Shores...................................6 Martha & Mary...............................57 EDUCATION, CHILDCARE Island School....................................40 Madrona School...............................32 North Kitsap School District.........25 FITNESS, SPORTS Sport Haus........................................17 LODGING Port Gamble Guesthouse.................8 RETAIL Almost Candid ................................52 American Sass.................................14 Arnold’s Home Furnishings...........20 Blue Heron Jewelry.........................10 The Cat’s Meow ................................9 Closet Transfer..................................9 Coast Do It Best Hardware............17 Diva De Beau...................................10 Indigo Plum......................................10 Kingston Bookery...........................53 Nordic Maid.......................................9 Poulsbo Mercantile.........................46 Poulsbo Village................................16 Red Apple Market ...........................47 Rumple New Skin............................46 Scentsy..............................................27 Tango Zulu..........................................8 Toys, Etc...........................................16 Wide Mouth Frog..............................9 Wish & Rainy Day.............................8

Mike’s Car Wash..............................17 Northern Asphalt...............................7 Port Of Kingston.............................52 Scott’s Home & Roof.......................22 Shoomadoggie.................................46 Swift Plumbing................................18 PET SERVICES Boomer’s Pet Boutique.....................9 Claudia’s Pet Care............................21 SALON & SPAS Bon Cheveux....................................16 Shear Designs..................................14 REAL ESTATE, CONSTRUCTION Action Now Property Management ...................21 Catherine Arlen...............................53 Island Hammer................................17 Patti Shannon...................................36

SERVICES A Limousine Service.......................24 Bird Electric.....................................18 Central Market..................................3 CHS/Cenex......................................46 Hill Moving......................................44 Historic Downtown Poulsbo..........11 Kingston CPA...................................53

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KNOW Kitsap County was established in 1857 and is named for Kitsap, a leader of the Suquamish people in the 1800s. Kitsap County had an estimated population of 259,047 in 2015, up from 251,133 in 2010, according to the Kitsap County Assessor’s Office. There are 398 square miles in the county; 81 square miles are tax exempt. There are 117,456 property tax parcels in the county.

Top 10 Public Employers 2015

CITIES IN KITSAP COUNTY Bremerton 39,056 (2013 state est.) Bainbridge Island: 23,025 (2010 census) Port Orchard: 11,144 (2012 state est.) Poulsbo: 9,436 (2010 census) MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME 2011 2014 Kitsap County: $61,112 $78,789 Washington State: $58,890 $49,583 COUNTY UNEMPLOYMENT RATE November 2015 5.0 percent November 2014 6.2 percent November 2013 6.1 percent

Top 10 Private Employers 2015

Naval Base Kitsap, civilian 16,392

Harrison Medical Center 2,442

Naval Base Kitsap, military 14,953

Walmart 1,003*

Washington State 1,746

Port Madison Enterprises 752

Central Kitsap School District 1,469

Martha & Mary Health Services 599

Olympic College 1,206

Safeway 549

South Kitsap School District 1,176

Fred Meyer 500

North Kitsap School District 844

The Doctors Clinic 476

Suquamish Tribe 752

IBM (operated by Manpower) 473

Bremerton School District 663

YMCA 446

Bainbridge Island School District 486

McDonalds (Laurier Enterprises) 430

Typical North Kitsap Property Tax (Based on the median assessed value in each area) Assessed Value Total Levy Regular taxes 2015: $290,865 12.0 $2,175 2014: $279.850 12.0 $2,199 2013: $279,265 11.8358 $2,178 2012: $295,765 11.3668 $2,250

Voted taxes $1,319 $1,181 $1,127 $1,112

Total taxes $3,495 $3,380 $3,305 $3,362

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HOMEOWNERSHIP RATE, 2015 Kitsap County: 67.5 percent Washington State: 63.2 percent PERSONS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL Kitsap County: 10.4 percent Washington State: 13.4 percent

The figures below are the latest available as of January 2016. Sources are listed at the bottom of this page.

Property Tax Levies, Limits There are 43 taxing districts in Kitsap County. State law — RCW 84.52.043(1) — limits the maximum property tax rates that can be set by taxing districts. The actual rates established by local taxing districts varies. Here are the limits per $1,000 of assessed property value. (Districts not listed do not levy). County (Current Expense) County (Roads) Cities (4) Emergency Medical (6) Fire Districts (6) Hospital Library District (1) Park Districts (2) Port Districts (12) Public Utility District (1) Schools (State rate) Schools (Local rate)

$1.80 $2.25 $3.37—$3.60 $0.50 $1.50 $.75 $0.50 $0.75 $0.45 $0.45 $3.60 Varies

Median Home Prices by School District, 2015 District South Kitsap: North Kitsap: Central Kitsap: Bremerton: Bainbridge:

Sold 1,289 897 877 630 379

Median $249,950 $319,500 $250,000 $173,250 $668,000


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