October 31st - Halloween Haunted House
November 1st - Annual Daffodil Day
Salmon Viewing Saturday
Traffic Safety & Halloween Safety Tips from the
Poulsbo Police Department
Hope you are enjoying the rainy dark weather. It’s a reminder that winter is on its way and soon we will be headed to work and school in the dark and headed home in the dark as well.
Its critical in these rainy dark conditions that we slow down, leave extra distance between your car and the car in front of you, and watch out for kids headed to and from school. Also, parents, please make sure your kids have some reflective material visible. A good place is on their backpack or jacket or something they take with them every day. The little red flashing bike lights are a great option to clip on to their backpack as well, as long as they turn them on!
And just one week from Halloween. Here are some tips to keep in mind as you are planning for that evening:
- Children should trick-or-treat during daylight hours when possible.
- Children should never be allowed to go out alone on Halloween.
- Children should never eat any treats until they have been examined. (keep in mind with the new marijuana laws we are starting to see foods/candies that contain marijuana, so check closely for that sort of thing)
- All fruit should be cut and closely examined before eating.
- Advise children that they should never enter strangers’ homes.
- Never invite children into your home.
- Children should never accept rides from strangers.
- Children should never take shortcuts through backyards or alleys.
- Set a specific time limit for your children to be out on Halloween night.
- Give wrapped homemade treats only to children you know.
- Instruct children not to stray from their group.
- A responsible adult should escort children while trick-or-treating.
- Adult escorts should carry flashlights.
- Don’t leave your home unattended on Halloween night.
- Keep pets inside your home, or other safe place on Halloween night.
- Children should walk, not run, during their trick-or-treat activities.
- Parents should know what route their children will be taking.
- All costumes should be made of light-colored, fireproof material.
- Children should wear proper fitting, comfortable costumes and shoes.
- Props such as toy guns or swords should be made of pliable material.
- Realistic replica firearms should never be used.
- Masks should not be worn if they impair vision.
- Wigs should be fireproof and should not restrict vision.
- Children should always use sidewalks, not the street, for walking.
- Children should look in all directions before crossing the street
Have a safe and fun Halloween!
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 9,775, 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.
Prior to Euro-American settlement, Poulsbo was in the heartland of the Suquamish People, who have lived in Puget Sound for thousands of years. Suquamish ancestors occupied villages and camps on the Liberty Bay shoreline over the past 5,000 years, hunted throughout the Poulsbo forests and floodplains, fished in bays and streams, and collected shellfish along the marine shoreline.
With the Scandinavians’ arrivals, 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 and 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