- Best of Bainbridge
- Print Editions
- Subscriber Center
- About Us
It almost doesn’t seem like they’d ever broken up. Ruxton Towers, back on stage together at Winterland last Friday night after months-long hiatus, cranking out the old, spacey, uncomfortably indie rock with a newfound higher octane energy and attitude. More riffs, more chops, more determined vocals, same old Ruxton Towers. It all sounded a bit stubborn. But it seems that’s somewhat characteristic of the Towers themselves.
Imagine living life like a game show contestant who’s been put inside one of those soundproof isolation boxes. You can see and hear most everything that’s going on around you, but the game show host won’t turn on your microphone. So you live out your life, day by day, watching and even involved in the game but never getting the chance to fully engage. That’s how Enzo feels. The book is called “The Art of Racing in the Rain.” It’s a metaphor for life, narrated by this old philosophical dog, Enzo, who’s figured out the meaning of life through the rules of the race track.
Bremerton’s Skateland is about to host an elbow-throwin’, fast-speed rollin’, rollickin’ roller derby event.
Hell’s Belles are back in town, this time with Zero Down, while the Bean gets Celtic and Bainbridge raises the ghosts of Hank and Patsy.
Inside the operating room, inside humanity The patient is prepped for surgery, laying horizontal on the operating table, staring up into a pinpointed vastness of bright light. The anesthesiologist readies the syringe and flushes the drug into the IV. She watches the patient’s face and posture slacken as they drift out of consciousness, and everything fades to black ... . It’s an intimate moment, says Dr. Marie Heaton, a moment of transferred power. But what if the patient doesn’t wake up? Heaton’s an anesthesiologist in Bainbridge authoress Carol Cassella’s debut novel, “Oxygen,” in bookstores July 1.
For Sharlene Martin, here’s the fun part about being a literary agent: “I wake up every morning, and my job is to make dreams come true.” That said, Martin won’t wave a magic wand to get an author’s book published, no matter how good it is. In fact, she expects a lot of Cinderella-esque legwork – the kind the princess undertook before her transformation – from every writer she represents. Publishing, she believes, is as much about commerce as it is about art. A scant month ago, Martin left the Los Angeles-based offices of Martin Literary Management in the hands of staff and opened a satellite office here on the island.
Political guru/authoress Iris Burnett comes to Bainbridge June 19 with her new book “So You Think You Can Be President?”
“Mother of God,” said the assertive bystander. “What kind of terrorists are these?”
Silver City’s beers applauded with four more North American Beer Awards, brewmeister Big Daddy Don Spencer reveals the wisdom.
Washington state Civil War Association sets up camp for its fourth annual North Kitsap reenactment June 20-22.
The Roby King’s a barnyard as painter Cheri Christensen returns for her 10th annual solo summer show this month.
Chris Mulally travels from Bremerton’s open mic circuit to label owner/frontman.
Poulsbo troupe takes the stage this weekend in “Broadway Bound,” an original production combining main stage favorites.
The famous, much loved and enjoyed Bainbridge Island garden of David Lewis and George Little is in its last season at the current site. Internationally known Little and Lewis are embarking on a new set of adventures. They’ll still design and install gardens and will continue to create their art consisting of sculptures, mirrors and paintings. This talented team is creating a smaller garden and gallery at a new Bainbridge Island location.
As the sun starts hanging around later and later, cheering up everyone from a longer-than-usual winter hibernation, we sometimes get that hankerin’. And just as barbecue season kicked off with the Memorial Day holiday, there’s another food-based season primed and ready.
When Darden Burns moved to Bainbridge, one of the first things she observed was that no high-caliber piano was available in a public performance space.
John Wimberley didn’t begin his working life as a photographer, but he wonders whether he might have been one in a past life.
From the Southeast to the Northwest, a talented Navy family has of late begun to make its musical mark on Kitsap.
As a child, Mary Dombrowski developed a fascination with the Philippines when she played with the traditional hats her father, once stationed there, had brought home.
Real estate doesn’t get any more fantastic than Peggy Fogliano’s house. It’s surrounded by peaceful landscaping and graced with a magnificent view of Seattle and the passing ferries.