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Winslow coping with $3.6M shortfall

  • Jun 21, 2008 at 8:00AM updated Jun 23, 2008 at 8:49AM

As Winslow shifts into summer, many of the season’s usual fixtures are already in place. But at least one thing is conspicuously absent from the summertime landscape: the hanging flower baskets that once adorned downtown. Certainly flowers haven’t lost their appeal, said Public Works Director Randy Witt. But in a wilting economy, they’re among the many items the city has chosen to trim. Due to a shortfall in revenue, the city this year will spend $3.6 million less on operating expenses than leaders had anticipated when they began crafting the budget in December. A great deal of attention has been paid to the impacts of the shortfall on the city’s ability to complete some high-profile capital projects.

Ride ferries when they want you to

  • Jun 21, 2008 at 12:00AM

Washington State Ferries representatives will be in town Monday to discuss operational and pricing strategies, which consist primarily of taking a new approach to an old problem that can be expected for most commuter runs – congestion in peak periods and underutilized vessels and facilities in off-peak times. They want to accomplish this by tweaking the pricing system and installing a systemwide reservation system.

BUSINESS BRIEFINGS

  • Jun 21, 2008 at 12:00AM

Men’s clothing store to open

Police make more arrests in Bainbridge police vandalism case | UPDATED

  • Jun 19, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Jun 20, 2008 at 3:24PM

Felony charges were filed this week against a second Bainbridge High School graduate suspected of vandalizing Bainbridge Police vehicles June 11. Bainbridge Police arrested 18-year-old Colin Bruce Bowman at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, and he was booked into Kitsap County Jail the same day.

Bainbridge's Jerry Maguire of books shows authors how to sell

  • Jun 17, 2008 at 2:24PM

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.

A Presidential version of the WASL

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 12:00AM updated at 11:34AM

Political guru/authoress Iris Burnett comes to Bainbridge June 19 with her new book “So You Think You Can Be President?”

Yankees beat Red Sox ... for Bainbridge Little League title

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 4:00PM

Yankees pitcher Blake Swanson pitched 5 and 1/3 strong innings while his teammates backed him up with the bats as the Yanks defeated the Red Sox 10-6 in the Bainbridge Island Little League Majors championship Friday night at Lower Rotary Field.

SR-305 light sequencing on Bainbridge faces 'distinct challenges'

  • Jun 17, 2008 at 2:22PM

Islanders have seen what happens when traffic lights aren’t working properly.  Last month, drivers endured lengthy waits at the intersection of Winslow Way and SR-305, due to sequencing problems between the light there and the new signal down the hill on Olympic Drive.  The idea of endless green is no doubt appealing to drivers, but it may not be realistic.

Volunteer coaches are unsung heroes | Bainbridge Letters to the Editor

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 3:00PM

Letters from Bainbridge residents on a variety of issues.

What’s going on

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 12:00AM

ARTS & CRAFTS

So ... what, exactly, happened?

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 12:00AM

“Mother of God,” said the assertive bystander. “What kind of terrorists are these?”

What’s Up reaches beyond its borders

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 12:00AM

A case of wanderlust, a sense of adventure and a full tank of gas will drive new column beyond the confines of Kitsap County.

Cheers to you, brewmeister

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 12:00AM

Silver City’s beers applauded with four more North American Beer Awards, brewmeister Big Daddy Don Spencer reveals the wisdom.

I think we know how this one ends

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 12:00AM

Washington state Civil War Association sets up camp for its fourth annual North Kitsap reenactment June 20-22.

How much is that heifer in the window?

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 12:00AM

The Roby King’s a barnyard as painter Cheri Christensen returns for her 10th annual solo summer show this month.

The journey of a full-time musician

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 12:00AM

Chris Mulally travels from Bremerton’s open mic circuit to label owner/frontman.

Galletta Dance Co. brings Broadway to North Kitsap

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 12:00AM

Poulsbo troupe takes the stage this weekend in “Broadway Bound,” an original production combining main stage favorites.

Classes for the littlest gardeners

  • Jun 18, 2008 at 12:00AM

We’re never too young to learn about gardening. This summer you’ll find garden learning experiences for youngsters at the Anna Smith Park located at the intersection of Tracyton Boulevard and Fairgrounds Road in Bremerton. Join WSU Kitsap County Master Gardeners in the garden this year with hands-on explorations of seeds, herbs and worms.

Diamonds win Bainbridge little league softball title

  • Jun 14, 2008 at 9:00AM updated Jun 17, 2008 at 9:14AM

In a back and forth game, it’s the little things that can cost you. That was the case for the Ice, as a dropped fly ball led to the Diamonds scoring the winning runs in its last at-bat to defeat the Ice 8-6 in a tightly contested Bainbridge Island Little League Majors softball championship Wednesday night at Strawberry Field. It’s the third title for the Diamonds in the last four years.

Bainbridge Island Letters to the Editor | June 14

  • Jun 14, 2008 at 9:00AM updated Jun 17, 2008 at 9:12AM

Letters to the editor from Bainbridge residents.

Bainbridge residents sound off on vandalism | Letters to the Editor

  • Jun 14, 2008 at 9:00AM updated Jun 17, 2008 at 9:10AM

Two Bainbridge residents offer viewpoints on the recent student vandalism of police property. Also, an island resident shares his views on what could be cut from the city budget.

Bainbridge vandalism may put an end to tradition

  • Jun 14, 2008 at 9:00AM updated Jun 17, 2008 at 9:07AM

How did this happen? Did anyone see it coming? With the arrest of one member of the Class of 2008 Friday morning in connection with “Paint Night” (more like “Paint Week”) vandalism, and word of more arrests on the way, we are left to wonder what made this specific group cross over the line that had been loosely drawn by previous practitioners of this long island tradition. Why them? Why now? Now what?

Want to help Bainbridge students? Support reading programs

  • Jun 14, 2008 at 8:00AM updated Jun 17, 2008 at 9:02AM

(The following is adapted from remarks made last week at “Reading Leading,” an event held by the Bainbridge Schools Foundation to celebrate island authors and benefit school district reading programs. I omitted the part where I pointed out that a copy of “Skeletons from Our Closet” would make an excellent Father’s Day or graduation present. And to the very gracious staff at Wing Point where the event was held, I apologize again and want to reiterate that I have no idea how all that silverware got into my briefcase.)

Kirkland author brings sex ed to Bainbridge women over 50

  • Jun 14, 2008 at 8:00AM updated Jun 17, 2008 at 8:56AM

In 2006 a group compiled their findings into “Still Sexy After All These Years? The 9 Unspoken Truths About Women’s Desire Beyond 50.” Since publishing the book, the Kirkland-based Leah Kliger has taken on the speaker and workshop circuit, including a stop this Wednesday afternoon at the Bainbridge Commons titled, “The Real Truth About Intimacy and Sexuality for Women Beyond 50.” Through the women-only workshop, with its emphasis on give-and-take discussion rather than lecturing, Kliger hopes to help women dispel both mysteries and myths, and reveal sexuality in a light that many may not have considered.

Bainbridge student arrested for vandalism

  • Jun 13, 2008 at 10:00AM updated Jun 16, 2008 at 9:13AM

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