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Park purchase offers breathing room for future generations | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

  • Feb 7, 2015 at 12:55PM

To the editor: Right now, we islanders are looking at an amazing chance to create a sweet park right downtown, an opportunity that simply can’t come round again. I hope you will join me on voting YES for the purchase of the Sakai property.

Valentine's Day: No 'Tipping' Allowed | TYRADES!

  • Feb 7, 2015 at 12:39PM

The internet is really wasted on me and wife Melissa around Valentine's Day. If you do a news search for "Valentine's Day," there are tips, hints, reminders, suggestions, pointers and guilt trips aplenty — but none that really mesh with our lifestyle.

Park purchase is a win now, and a win later | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

  • Feb 7, 2015 at 12:57PM

To the editor: I am writing to urge all voters to check YES on Bond Measure 1, allowing the parks department to acquire the Sakai property. This is a win for now and an even bigger win for the future.

Another perspective on the park bond | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

  • Feb 7, 2015 at 12:58PM

To the editor: So many figures have been tossed around and defended by the pro committee who is pushing, with all their might, to get voters to buy overpriced land. They have been careful not to give all the facts. Here's a few to consider before you vote.

Spartans fall 34-18 to Ballard in girls basketball

  • Feb 7, 2015 at 1:25PM

SEATTLE - The Spartan girls held their own in the first half of last Friday’s game against Ballard, but after a particularly active third quarter for their host, Bainbridge High found itself facing a nearly impossible points deficit the rest of the way and ultimately lost, 34-18.

Kylie and Charlie are this week's adoptable pets

  • Feb 7, 2015 at 1:23PM

This week's adoptable pets are Kylie and Charlie.

Spartans level Fighting Irish in boys swimming

  • Feb 7, 2015 at 1:50PM

BAINBRIDGE - Bainbridge dominated O’Dea as the boys swimming team closed out its last home meet of the season with a 126-54 win over the Fighting Irish.

Making the pitch: Voters guide statement for Bainbridge Fire Prop. 2

  • Feb 7, 2015 at 1:44PM

Bainbridge voters will cast ballots on two proposals from the Bainbridge Island Fire Department during the Feb. 10 Special Election. Proposition 2 would authorize the Bainbridge Island Fire Department to issue general obligation bonds of no more than $16 million to pay for the rebuilding, remodeling and equipping of the department's three fire stations and acquiring necessary capital equipment.

Bainbridge council talk turns to off-leash dogs

  • Feb 7, 2015 at 1:12PM

The Bainbridge Island City Council will again take up the testy topic of off-leash animals next week. The council will host a work session on Tuesday, Feb. 10 and the agenda includes the discussion on newly revised regulations on off-leash dogs.

LOL with the EDGE Improv tonight at BPA

  • Feb 7, 2015 at 1:03PM

Join the EDGE Improv for an ingeniously improvised evening of on-the-spot comedy, all from audience suggestions, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7 at Bainbridge Performing Arts.

FEB. 10 SPECIAL ELECTION: Park bond opponents hammer away on tax issue

  • Feb 7, 2015 at 1:59PM

Taxes and parks. Opponents of the upcoming $5.9 million bond measure to buy nearly 23 acres of land along Madison Avenue to create a central park for Bainbridge Island say they have enough of both already.

Baroque quartet to play at First Sundays Concerts

  • Feb 7, 2015 at 1:07PM

First Sundays Concerts presents the Baroque quartet Sound Counterpoint at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 8 at Waterfront Park Community Center.

Making the pitch: Voters guide statement for Bainbridge Fire Prop. 1

  • Feb 7, 2015 at 1:42PM

Bainbridge voters will cast ballots on two proposals from the Bainbridge Island Fire Department during the Feb. 10 Special Election. Proposition 1 is a 9-cent increase to the Bainbridge Island Fire Department's property tax levy.

Local Lions want to help you maintain healthy vision | BALANCE

  • Feb 7, 2015 at 1:18PM

James Schoettler has an eye for better vision. And so do other Lions Club members throughout Kitsap County.

Edwin Lewis Tyree: The Untold Story | TYRADES!

  • Feb 8, 2015 at 11:30AM

At last, the story can be told! February 11 marks the 15th anniversary of my father's fatal heart attack. Time has erased much of the sting, but every day I find myself blurting out one Dad phrase or another (such as "There's no such thing as a simple job" or "Hubba hubba, man — let's hubba hubba"). As Paul Overstreet sang, "I'm beginning to see my father in me."

Bainbridge Public Library has stories for little ones at Toddler Storytime

  • Feb 8, 2015 at 11:39AM

Toddler Storytime returns to the Bainbridge Public Library at 10:30 a.m. Mondays, Feb. 9 and 23.

FEB. 10 SPECIAL ELECTION: Two ballot items support BIFD improvements

  • Feb 8, 2015 at 11:56AM

Bainbridge voters will decide next week if property taxes should be increased to pay for more firefighters and EMTs on the island.

Don't be fooled by park bond opponents | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

  • Feb 8, 2015 at 11:52AM

To the editor: Bainbridge Island has an exciting opportunity to purchase 23 acres of open space for a major new park in Winslow - the heart of our island. Please vote YES on the ballot coming to your mailboxes around Jan. 23. This is our last chance to save the last major undeveloped parcel in Winslow.

Teens’ Top Ten meets Monday at the library

  • Feb 8, 2015 at 11:40AM

Teens’ Top Ten Book Group returns at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9 to the Bainbridge Public Library.

Bainbridge Island Garden Club gathers for presentation on Great Peninsula conservation

  • Feb 8, 2015 at 11:48AM

The Bainbridge Island Garden Club will hold its next monthly meeting at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 9 at First Baptist Church.

Today's cartoon for Sunday, Feb. 8

  • Feb 8, 2015 at 11:27AM

Today's cartoon is by John Cole, The Scranton Times-Tribune.

Tree of Love is next project at KiDiMu's Messy Monday

  • Feb 8, 2015 at 11:31AM

Messy Monday is back at Kids Discovery Museum on Mondays, Feb. 9, 16 and 23.

Bainbridge park bond is ill-advised | LETTER TO THE EDITOR

  • Feb 8, 2015 at 11:50AM

To the editor: I’m asking for some community-wide critical thinking to be applied to the latest request by the Bainbridge Island Park District for the money to purchase yet more space, this time right on the north end of Winslow.

Registration open for Ovation! theater classes

  • Feb 8, 2015 at 12:04PM

Ovation! Performing Arts Northwest, formerly Ovation! Musical Theatre Bainbridge, is offering a record number of classes, workshops and master classes for all ages now through spring.

Bainbridge rowers win top spot in tourney

  • Feb 8, 2015 at 12:07PM

SEATTLE - Two Bainbridge rowers claimed the first-place spots in their respective categories at the recent Northwest Ergomania Indoor Rowing Championships in Seattle.

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