To the editor: I’m optimistic that Bainbridge voters will enthusiastically vote yes to acquire the last large undeveloped parcel of land in Winslow for a park. Proponents are right that this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
To the editor: Recall Douglas Schulze. I’m a loyal 12th man, but he’s supposed to be doing his job and making Bainbridge a better place.
To the editor: We islanders have pulled together many times over the last 30 years to save iconic pieces of open space on our island and through that collective community effort we have preserved the character of this island, with parcels such as the meadow at Highway 305 and Day Road, the Grand Forest, Gazzam Lake, Blakely Harbor, Pritchard Park and others. What would this island look like if we had not preserved these special places?
To the editor: The Bainbridge Youth Services Board of Directors would like to thank commercial and portrait Photographer Nick Felkey for his outstanding, long-term support of our organization through his photography.
To the editor: Part of what makes Bainbridge Island so spectacular is the nature that surrounds us. Fly overhead and our fair isle appears to be mostly trees. This is due in large part to those before us, who made decisions to preserve land when the opportunity arose.
To the editor: The “Man Arrested for Attempted Murder” article on Friday Jan. 9 omits the role of mental illness in this attack. In the previous article involving Charvet on Dec. 19, his history of mental illness was not mentioned until nearly the final paragraph. In the Jan. 9 article, mental illness was not mentioned at all.
To the editor: Ten years ago when my husband and I made Bainbridge Island our home, it was the island trees and open spaces that spoke to us.
To the editor: My wife and I would like to lend our enthusiastic support for the upcoming capital bond measure to acquire the 23-acre Sakai property as a public park.
To the editor: Enough is enough. Currently we seem to have more parks on the island than we can take care of, yet there seems no slow down in asking islanders (via a parks levy) for millions of dollars to purchase the acreage on Madison Avenue across from Ordway Elementary School.
To the editor: We are urging voters to vote NO on the ballot issue regarding purchasing additional park acreage.
To the editor: Green spaces make for better living. I was the chair for the open space bond campaign back in 2001 and reviewed study after study that showed that parks/open space raise both the quality of life and property values in a community.
To the editor: Bainbridge Island recently settled a lawsuit brought by two of our citizens claiming that the city violated the Washington Public Records act. The suit involved delays and ultimately failure of two members of the council to produce email messages that they had received concerning city business on their personal email accounts.
To the editor: Just barely two weeks before Christmas, a small group of Bainbridge Island community members joined together and formed “Elves on the Rock.”
To the editor: Our family was so saddened to hear about the recent death of Kathy Dunn, a long-time Islander and retired schoolteacher.
To the editor: Thank you to the folks that stopped and helped me on Blakely after I crashed my bike on Sunday.
Let me tell you my personal experience of Finch Place life. In an article by Sean Roach (“Finch Place residents fear reprisals,” Nov. 5), many upsetting things were reported about Finch Place senior apartments. However, the article reflected the views of about one in five tenants. Here’s the rest of the story, as they say.