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A missive from Bainbridge's sister island

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 1:00AM

Allow me to introduce myself and this column, which thereafter I hope will capture your interest. My name is Maggie Pettit. I write to you as a fellow islander, born and raised on Bainbridge, but I write to you from an island far away. Imagine two volcanoes jutting out of a freshwater lake, forming an hourglass-shaped island in the heart of Nicaragua called Ometepe, which has been your sister island for the past 21 years. I will be living and working here for one year with the Bainbridge-Ometepe Sister Islands Association (BOSIA).

Bainbridge officials mull ideas for reaching out to teens

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 1:00AM

Though, like any other locale, it’s prone to the occasional unexpected guest, City Hall is generally a predictable place.

Eagle Harbor Book Co.’s Paul Hanson shares the joys of speculative fiction

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 1:00AM

To put together the “why” behind his affection for out-of-this-world fiction, Paul Hanson flips back to the early chapters of his reading life.

One Aug. 1 Bainbridge crash victim still in hospital; one at home

  • Aug 12, 2008 at 11:00AM updated at 3:29PM

An auction and bake sale for David Ortiz is planned for Saturday.

Sports failures can enjoy Olympics, too

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 12:00AM

The Olympics are here with all those lean, strong athletes leaping, kicking, tossing, passing, racing and flying through the air.

A two-beer toast to Emmylou and the zoo

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 12:00AM

I turned 53 recently, and as part of my weeklong birthday celebration, the woman whose husband I am and I and half a dozen friends all went to the Woodland Park Zoo to see Emmylou Harris in concert.

Road-ends work needs volunteers

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 12:00AM

For an island with some 53 miles of shoreline, Bainbridge Island might as well be landlocked when it comes to public access to the water. As one longtime islander once said, “It’s painful to live on an island and not be able to have more access to the water than we do.” Unfortunately, there is a dearth of pleasant, sandy beaches because much of the shore is inaccessible because of cliffs or is privately owned. And these days, arguably courts lean more toward the rights of the privileged than the public.


  • Aug 13, 2008 at 12:00AM

Don’t miss the men’s a capella quintet A Moment In Time at 7 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Waterfront Park stage.

Fantasy Readers: At 10 a.m. Aug. 13 at Eagle Harbor Bo

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 12:00AM

Fantasy Readers: At 10 a.m. Aug. 13 at Eagle Harbor Books, Paul Hanson presents favorite science fiction and fantasy books that cross over from the middle reader to adult sections and are appropriate for readers ages eight and up. Info:

Island racers continue to perform well at all-comers meets

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 12:00AM

50 Meters: Girls 3 & under: Gracie Sellers 15.78, Rose Weaver 16.50, Alex Morrison 18.31; Girls 4: Margaret Hayes 10.91, Meryl Hubbard 11.03, Audrey Barnett 12.55; Girls 5: Lauren DeGall 10.63, Morgan Sydor 11.53, Holly Lawrence 11.88; Girls 6: Bella Jackson 9.13, Sofia Trail 9.69, Julia Jakubik 10.00; Girls 7: Anika Lesko 9.86, Sigi Talley 11.50; (unknown) 9.19, Anika Lesko 9.86, Sigi Talley 11.50; Girls 8: Brielle Kinkaid 9.47, Sara Colley 9.60, Olivia Driggers 9.62; Girls 9: Audrey Weaver 9.10, Erin Talley 10.12, Jasmine Pel 11.67; Girls 10: Abigel Leung 9.25, Riley Kulfan 9.27, Madison Brotherton 9.69; Girls 11: Vanessa Lipschutz 9.47, Emily Rogers 10.00; Girls 12: Darya Smirnova 10.41, Keri Dudley 10.43; Boys 3 & under: Dashiel Morgan 16.53, Spencer Grady 17.35, Tristin Brotherton 20.00; Boys 4: Chance Quinlan 11.71, Kai Levy 12.00, Tommy Smith 13.00; Boys 5: Aiden Fitzgerald 10.47, Ben Robinson 11.72, Hiram Topham 11.91; Boys 6: Andrew Kenny 9.90, Theo Hale 10.03, Elliot Weaver 10.28; Boys 7: Ethan Soltanzadeh 8.97, Wyatt Weber 10.21, Gabe Roth 10.31; Boys 8: Brooks Lierle 8.82, Cade Topham 9.09, Killian Krantz 9.62; Boys 9: Ryan Fitzgerald 7.35, Sal Iaria 9.05, Mike Callaghan 9.12; Boys 10: Christian Wing-Kovarik 9.12, Sam Phillips 10.0; Boys 11: Ciaran Krantz 9.19, Shawn Wing-Kovarik 9.37, Liam Topham 9.39; Men’s open: Greg Nance 14.0.

Local golfers succeed, take home titles

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 12:00AM

Several junior golfers, including some who play for the Bainbridge High School golf team, have had standout performances on links near and far this season.

For those who think pedaling and pie-eating don’t mi

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 12:00AM

For those who think pedaling and pie-eating don’t mix, think again.

Around the island

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 12:00AM

A failed transformer in the Port Madison area was responsible for a brief, north end power outage Tuesday morning, according to a Puget Sound Energy spokesperson.

Silver lives up to name at Olympics

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 12:00AM

After nearly having her dream taken away several times, Emily Silver now has a piece of silver that she’ll never let go.

A new era starts for Island School

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 12:00AM

Island School’s Head of School Trish King says passersby don’t seem to take notice of the school’s newest wing.

What’s going on

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 12:00AM


CVG’s August art show is an eclectic collection

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 12:00AM

Artist Anna Hoey matches wits with Wanda Garrity’s 3D for an exercise in fine art miscellanea.

More than just a dream

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 12:00AM

“Tapping the power of dreams, coincidence and imagination,” with Aussie author and dream expert Robert Moss.

The music to get you groovin’

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 12:00AM

Old-fashioned summer street dances take root

Hooray Beer!

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 12:00AM

Silver City Brewery celebrates ‘Kitsap Beer’ marking the 75th year of prohibition repealed.

Finding time to put pen to paper

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 12:00AM

Bainbridge-based physician/author/mother of four aptly leads Fields End discussion on “How do we find time to write?” Aug. 19.

What’s Up Weekend Wrock

  • Aug 13, 2008 at 12:00AM


Bainbridge's Emily Silver helps US to silver medal

  • Aug 9, 2008 at 8:00PM updated Aug 11, 2008 at 9:18AM

Emily Silver started it, and her teammates took it the rest of the way. The 22-year-old helped the United States 4x100 freestyle relay team take the third seed into the finals, but it was the Netherlands who came out on top in the finals at the National Aquatics Center in Beijing, China Sunday morning.

Bainbridge's Silver swims in Beijing Saturday

  • Aug 7, 2008 at 2:00PM updated Aug 9, 2008 at 8:18PM

Having passed one last test, Bainbridge High School graduate Emily Silver will take to the water for the women's 4x100 meter freestyle relay at the Beijing Olympics Saturday.

State Supreme Court's ruling on school sex offenders is unfortunate

  • Aug 9, 2008 at 1:00AM

The state Supreme Court ruled recently that school districts in Washington do not have to disclose names of teachers who have been accused of sexual misconduct against students if the allegations have not been substantiated.

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