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Bainbridge baseball All-Stars slug their way to title

  • Jul 12, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Jul 14, 2008 at 2:23PM

PORT ORCHARD – Everything was going right for Bainbridge Majors All-Star manager Greg Wellbrock and his team Thursday. Even his family benefited when his daughter Victoria took home $180 from the fundraiser raffle pot. “That was a good sign,” he said. The Bainbridge Majors All-Stars did their part to make things go their way by scoring 36 runs in three days as they defeated South Kitsap Southern 12-4 in the Little League District 2 championship game in Port Orchard.

Lot closure gives new life to Ericksen-Hildebrand issue

  • Jul 12, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Jul 14, 2008 at 2:18PM

Last month, business owners built a barrier in the lot that once served as an informal connection between Ericksen Avenue and Hildebrand Lane.

Margaret Klockars named hearing examiner pro tem | Bainbridge News Briefs

  • Jul 12, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Jul 14, 2008 at 2:15PM

The City Council on Wednesday approved the appointment of Margaret Klockars as hearing examiner pro tem. Klockars has served in the role on a case by case basis since April. Former Hearing Examiner Meredith Getches, who served as the city’s hearing examiner for four years, died in June.

Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, other nonprofits suffer a chilly summer

  • Jul 12, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Jul 14, 2008 at 2:13PM

When Bainbridge Arts and Crafts learned it was the recipient of a $1 million endowment from an anonymous local donor earlier this month, it was a “woo-hoo” moment for the 60-year-old nonprofit, Executive Director Susan Jackson said.

New Kids Up! board takes the reins on Bainbridge

  • Jul 12, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Jul 14, 2008 at 2:10PM

Seven years ago, an island-wide fund-raiser culminated in the construction of a new play structure at Battle Point Park. Far more than a mere jungle gym, the many-tiered, multi-faceted wooden extravaganza, erected by roughly 400 people in the space of a weekend, constituted a pint-sized homage to Bainbridge that quickly became a beloved local landmark.

Bainbridge Letters to the Editor | July 9

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Jul 14, 2008 at 10:49AM

The recent felonies perpetrated by several of Bainbridge Island’s young citizens have prompted community discussion about the proper consequences for these young men.

Bainbridge Letters to the Editor | July 12

  • Jul 12, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Jul 14, 2008 at 10:47AM

The two letters in the July 9 Review decrying Councilman Barry Peters’ excellent and timely plea for civility totally missed the point (but I guess if the shoe fits, wear it)! He wasn’t saying there shouldn’t be constructive criticism but only that it should be objective and not personal, especially when directed at the staff.

Bainbridge 'liveaboard' residents want to retain lifestyles | Letters

  • Jul 12, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Jul 14, 2008 at 10:45AM

The Eagle Harbor residential anchor-out community has been an important historic part of the community on Bainbridge Island for at least a century. It continues to provide a diverse element in an otherwise rather homogenous community.

‘Incivility’ helps keep Bainbridge leaders in line

  • Jul 12, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Jul 14, 2008 at 10:40AM

Councilman Barry Peters recently wrote a letter accusing “a small number” of unnamed island residents of engaging in “personal attack style politics.” Mr. Peters believes that disrespectful citizens are responsible for the recent resignations of several city employees.

Bainbridge Island bike shops become hot commodities

  • Jul 12, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Jul 14, 2008 at 10:38AM

It’s difficult to imagine a better location for a bicycle shop than Bainbridge Island. The countryside is lush, the shorelines stunning. The rural terrain varies interestingly between steep and level. Residents are generally affluent, health conscious and worldly. About one third of its working force commutes to Seattle via ferry, with a growing number climbing onto the saddle because of the costly fares for vehicles. And now we have this oil problem.

Bainbridge citizens criticize city's capital facilities plan

  • Jul 12, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Jul 14, 2008 at 10:19AM

Anger. Frustration. Disappointment. Confusion.  All were among the emotions expressed by islanders packing the council chambers Wednesday. Most were there for a public hearing on the capital facilities plan, the document that outlines which projects will be built by the city over the next six years.

Seattle artist conveys hope, weight and welcome at son's Bainbridge church

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Jul 10, 2008 at 1:58PM

Berit Ringo drew a self-portrait in subdued charcoal, because, she said, that’s the way it’s usually done. Everything else hanging in her show of monotypes at Grace Episcopal Church sings out in living color. “I seek to celebrate life and hope,” Ringo says in her artist statement, “and am continually drawn to vivid, warm colors to affirm both – life and hope.”

Judge dismisses case against Bainbridge child molestation suspect

  • Jul 7, 2008 at 6:00PM updated Jul 9, 2008 at 5:00PM

A Kitsap Superior Court judge Monday determined prosecutors had insufficient evidence to continue their case against a Bainbridge man charged with molesting a 4-year-old girl at the Aquatic Center in March.

Bainbridge real estate market still slow, steady

  • Jul 8, 2008 at 3:22PM

Halfway through the year, island home sales are half what they were a year ago, according to the latest statistics from the Northwest Multiple Listing Service.

Group for hearing impaired sues WSF

  • Jul 8, 2008 at 3:23PM

For most frequent ferry riders, public announcements about safety, car alarms and misplaced wallets are a mundane part of the ferry experience.

Bloedel Reserve earns garden award |Around the Island

  • Jul 8, 2008 at 3:22PM

Reserve earns garden award The Bloedel Reserve was already celebrating summer. Now the 150-acre north- end attraction is celebrating a “Horticulture Magazine Award for Garden Excellence” bestowed by the American Public Garden Association.

Bainbridge's Wicca houseboat to be destroyed June 27

  • Jun 21, 2008 at 9:00AM updated Jul 9, 2008 at 4:23PM

Apart from a Coast Guard sticker on a window, there isn’t much left of Wicca to suggest it was once afloat. The cedar-shake houseboat, towed from Eagle Harbor to Port Gamble in March, is now a floorless cabin in a corner of the Caicos Corp. yard in Port Gamble. Soon it won’t even be that.

Bainbridge residents can sneek a peek at city's CFP July 9

  • Jul 8, 2008 at 3:24PM

The second reading of the 2009 Capital Facilities Plan (CFP) update takes place at tonight’s City Council meeting. This is the first opportunity for the public to offer formal comment to the full council on the draft CFP, and the first opportunity for the council to discuss the plan. Some background is in order.

Bainbridge little leaguers win D-2 softball title

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 8:00PM

Bainbridge Majors softball coach Melanie Edenholm suggested one minor adjustment to the batters against Sequim’s starting pitcher. It paid off big time. Bainbridge batted around in the fourth inning to score nine runs, rallying from a 3-0 deficit to defeat Sequim 11-5 in the Little League District 2 championship game at Snider Park in Poulsbo Monday night.

Olympic dreams come true for Bainbridge swimmer

  • Jul 8, 2008 at 3:22PM

Bainbridge High School girls’ swim coach Greg Colby remembers a time several years ago when members of the Bainbridge Island Swim Club posted their goals on the bulletin board down at the swim center.

Winslow Way needs fixes | Bainbridge Letters to the Editor

  • Jul 8, 2008 at 3:46PM

The Grand Old Fourth of July celebration once again reminds us all that Winslow Way really is the geographic heart of our community. It’s both our Main Street and our community living room. It’s where we shop, where we meet, and sometimes, it’s where we come together to celebrate. Sadly, Winslow Way has also become our principal point of contention.

It’s been 20 Bloomin’ years

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 12:00AM

Two decades gives a nonprofit endeavor a good, long time to evolve. And from humble beginnings, Bainbridge in Bloom has blossomed.

Bainbridge is in bloom, two decades and counting

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 12:00AM

It’s an exciting weekend up ahead for avid gardeners. The long-anticipated 20th anniversary Bainbridge in Bloom garden tour will be July 11 through 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. To celebrate the event’s longevity, they’ve rolled back ticket and event prices. More information can be found at the Bloom Web site, www.gardentour.info, or by calling the Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities Council (BIAHC) at (206) 842-7901. Tickets are available at many of our local nurseries. The site also lists the locations for various food and refreshments interspersed at several locations this year.

Feeling upbeat, not beat up, about this year’s celebration

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 12:00AM

Emotions were running high and the tension was so thick you could cut it with a knife at the staging area of the Bainbridge Annual Grande Olde Fourthe of Julye Parade last Fridaye afternoone. Anxious paraders milled about anxiously and anxiously glanced at their watches, all waiting anxiously for the parade to begin. One sign of the rampant pre-parade nervousness was the long line outside the two staging area Porta Potties located on the corner of Madison and Wallace Way. The line outside these Porta Potties was among the longest I saw all day, second perhaps only to the line in front of the booth offering free Obama stickers and the queue in front of the American Marine Bank ATM on Winslow Way.

Question is: To torture or not to torture?

  • Jul 9, 2008 at 12:00AM

You have to wonder about the morality of politicians, bureaucrats and Americans of all types who are strongly against torture when it’s done to us while believing the end justifies the means when the U.S. tortures a declared enemy to gather information.

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