Hostmark Street Safe Routes to School Project
Emphasis patrols anticipated in the vicinity of the North Kitsap Schools, in particular the Poulsbo Elementary and Middle Schools as well as the North Kitsap High School. See full Press Release.
The City of Poulsbo will begin posting its surplus items today on the Public Surplus Web site. Please visit www.publicsurplus.com to bid on computers, electronics, office supplies, desks, chairs, etc. This is a public bidding site and will require registration, log-in and password. If you are interested in bidding on an item, please allow time to create an account if you haven’t done so already. Items will be posted for two-weeks and will end on Fridays at 3:00 PST.
We will be posting about 10 auction items at a time. Please check each week for new postings.
Velkommen til Poulsbo...Welcome!
Poulsbo's leaders are progressive and forward looking, and are conscientiously working to balance the needs of a growing 21st century city, while maintaining the Scandinavian heritage that has earned Poulsbo the nickname "Little Norway".
Poulsbo, Washington, with a population of 9,360, is located in the northern part of Kitsap County and is 4.5 square miles in area. Liberty Bay, originally called Dog Fish Bay, and the majestic, snow-peaked Olympic Mountains to the west induced the Scandinavians to settle in Poulsbo because the area was so similar to the fjords of Norway.
The early years...Poulsbo was founded by Jorgen Eliason, from Fordefjord, Norway when the primary method of travel was water. Supplies were brought the eighteen-mile trip from Seattle by rowboat and later by steamboat. Over a sixty-year period, the "mosquito fleet", comprised of more than a dozen steamboats, served Poulsbo and other locations along Liberty Bay and Puget Sound carrying passengers and freight to and from Poulsbo and delivering farmers' produce to Pike Place Market in Seattle.
Today Poulsbo is a thriving community with many amenities that attract tourists and encourage people to move to this area. With its picturesque downtown core of rosemaled storefronts, shopping areas at Poulsbo Village, along Viking Avenue, and in College Market Place, Poulsbo offers much to citizens and guests alike. These include several beautiful parks throughout the city, a boardwalk along Liberty Bay, the Valborg Oyen Public Library, three marinas, interesting gift shops, delicious bakeries, good schools including the Olympic College satellite campus, and panoramic views of Liberty Bay and the Olympic Mountains.
For more information on Norwegian culture and heritage please visit: www.thornews.com