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Overwhelming support for school bond, tech levy -- UPDATED

  • Mar 14, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:18PM

Bainbridge voters overwhelming approved $51.1 million in spending for public schools Tuesday. Unofficial final returns Tuesday evening showed a $45 million construction bond earning 70 percent support, while a $6.1 million technology levy was passing at 65 percent. Turnout was 53 percent through early returns in the all-mail voting, about 8,200 ballots counted on an island with 15,642 registered voters.

She’s taking yoga to the masses

  • Mar 15, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:18PM

Katie Pearson’s studio tailors each class to all levels. As bodies move from a flat “pre-push up” pose to an inverted “V,” Katie Pearson keeps up instructions and encouragement to the class. “Step back for pyramid pose...Check in with your glutes, hamstrings. Check in with how we’re doing,” the yoga instructor says. “Strong quads, strong breath, strong feet.”

She came into art quite by chance

  • Mar 15, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:17PM

Alicia LaChance found some discarded canvases, and the inspiration flowed. As a child, Alicia LaChance’s eyes took in old billboards, vestiges of farm ads on brick walls along Route 66 and the collected Americana at her grandmother’s house. Although rooted in a nostalgic past, her art creates its own new language.

A smorgasbord of talent at the Art Buffet

  • Mar 15, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:17PM

Women artists find a new roundtable for artistic inspiration, social interaction. “Art Buffet” evokes a smorgasbord of visual delights, and that’s exactly what the members of this group produce. Although their personalities and styles are every bit as diverse as their artwork, the seven women have formed a mutual admiration society in just five months.

Steves: Take a trip to 'High'

  • Mar 15, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:17PM

The world famous travel author urges relaxation of marijuana laws. One of Rick Steves’ favorite destinations rarely finds its way into his public television series, his national radio program or his best-selling guide books.

News Roundup -- A fast ferry to Bremerton/Mime, music for the stars/BHS speech tops in state/Russian chorus to visit island/Islander hosts radio show/Seminar d

  • Mar 15, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:17PM

Development of a passenger-only ferry that carries people between Bremerton and Seattle in 30 minutes could be in operation in two and a half years, according to its supporters. “This will happen in steps,” said Kitsap Transit Director Dick Hayes. “It will create a very powerful market if we can develop a connection between speed and price. And as Bremerton grows, it becomes more apparent that a fast ferry can be a tremendous asset.”

A Senior Center matures

  • Mar 15, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:17PM

The island’s graying populace means crowded classes, lunches. At the Senior Center, folks often bump into friends, but these days the bumping has more to do with a shortage of space. Although 50 people are registered for a senior exercise class, only half show up most days – and that’s a good thing, said Eileen Magnuson, instructor.

Ferry yard parking lot will be big

  • Mar 15, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:17PM

But a one-space-per-worker layout follows city code, WSF planners say. If good fences make good neighbors, what kind of neighbor does the parking lot behind the fence make? Washington State Ferries officials and a local Community Design Roundtable tackled both of these questions during a meeting Monday to discuss the $40 million modernization project under way at the Eagle Harbor ferry maintenance yard.

News Roundup -- Ballots to mail or missing?/Man hurt as car hits bus/State rejects election gripes/KRL enhances library service/Delve into your antiques/Mind o

  • Mar 11, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:17PM

If you haven’t received your ballots for Tuesday’s school bond and levy election yet, ask yourself: Did I move and not tell the county auditor? Provisional ballots will be available at Bainbridge Performing Arts, 200 Madison Ave., on March 14 for voters who didn’t receive one in the mail.

'Poetry pole' spawns unusual anthology

  • Mar 11, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:17PM

Local writers will share works from a remote but popular venue. For 10 years, pilgrims have made their way to a cedar post in Yakima. With pushpins and paper, they leave offerings of their soul and draw inspiration from others. Surrounded by flowers at the corner of 15th Avenue and Bell, this 4-by-4 “poetry pole” is scarred by thousands of musings from people around the world.

Protesters stand for peace in face of war

  • Mar 11, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:17PM

Women in Black marked its fourth year of silent defiance of the Iraq conflict. Bundled up against the biting wind, yet standing tall, some 50 anti-war protesters assembled at the corner of Highway 305 and Winslow Way on Wednesday evening to protest the war in Iraq. Shortly after the rain gave way to sunshine, members of Bainbridge Island Women in Black and like-minded islanders began a well-mannered, 75-minute vigil to expression their views on the country’s continued presence in Iraq.

Settling in and moving on -- Jagel

  • Mar 11, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:17PM

Finding this island ‘citified,’ Candace Jagel is heading north. Candace Jagel has a prized piece of island history growing in her backyard. “It’s just a little continuation of our agricultural heritage,” she said, pointing to a few raised garden beds where snowflake potatoes quietly await their last summer harvest. “The potatoes were Gail Smith’s, an island old- timer who died about two years ago. He sailed tall-masted ships, fished and farmed near Port Madison.

Settling in and moving on -- Tatum and Hosfeldt

  • Mar 11, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:16PM

Young couple here to stay – for as long as they can afford to. You might not know it on first glance, but Bradd Tatum and Carrie Hosfeldt are as homegrown as it gets. Young, pierced, dyed and devoted to “horror punk,” the couple are almost an island demographic unto themselves. Yet, both were raised on Bainbridge and say they were deeply shaped by it.

Island man faces molestation charges

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:16PM

The suspect was a board member with youth soccer. An island youth sports volunteer was charged this week with first-degree child molestation. John Harlan Fawley, 52, pleaded not guilty Thursday in Kitsap County Superior Court. He was released from jail after posting $50,000 bail and surrendering his passport, prosecutors said.

Island man faces molestation charges -- UPDATE

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:16PM

An island youth sports volunteer was charged this week with first-degree child molestation. John Harlan Fawley, 52, pleaded not guilty Thursday in Kitsap County Superior Court. He was released from jail after posting $50,000 bail and surrendering his passport, prosecutors said.

Seniors get help sorting out Medicare choices

  • Mar 8, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:16PM

SHIBA offers one-on-one advice on prescription drug plans. Bombarded by mailings and pamphlets from insurance companies, it was no wonder Shirley Green couldn’t figure out which Medicare prescription drug plan to sign up for. “I felt paralyzed,” Green said. “There was so much literature to read, it was just overwhelming.”

Are we islanders living in the 'Asian century'?

  • Mar 8, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:16PM

An ongoing inquiry examines what it means to share an ocean. What happens in the Pacific Rim doesn’t stay in the Pacific Rim. From politics to business, events there directly impact Bainbridge Island. This year’s Arts & Humanities Council’s Inquiry, “Sharing an Ocean: Living on the Pacific Rim” examines how and why.

Allen Strange knows the score

  • Mar 8, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:16PM

And the score, in turn, looks strange. The way island composer Allen Strange manipulates sounds in his computer is much like a graphic artist tweaking an image into something new, or juxtaposing bits of one over another. “Once you get a sound in the computer you can do a lot, so it’s very much like sculpting,” said Strange, explaining how he changes pitch, duration, volume and timbre, or even morphing two sounds, say a wolf howl and a soprano’s voice into one.

News Roundup -- Rockefeller bills advance/Money talks at breakfast/Stake claim for home show

  • Mar 8, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:16PM

Sen. Phil Rockefeller’s efforts to clean up Puget Sound found favor in the state Senate Monday. The Bainbridge Democrat drew wide support in the Senate’s approval of two bills that would make it easier to remove abandoned boats and prevent oil spills.

Rolfes stepping up to challenge Woods

  • Mar 8, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:16PM

The council alum promises a nonpartisan approach to tackling the state’s problems. Former councilwoman Christine Rolfes is pledging a nonpartisan approach to improving state education and health care as she embarks on a campaign for the state Legislature. “I think I’m good at moving things forward and pulling people together,” Rolfes said Monday.

Revised ethics program drawing mixed reviews

  • Mar 8, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:16PM

Backers want a proposed ‘ethics board’ to have authority over City Hall workers, too. The City Council agreed “in principle” with a revised city ethics program on Monday, eliciting both praise and disappointment from proponents of greater government accountability.

Reclamation station

  • Mar 8, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:16PM

The transmitter building at Battle Point Park is getting an extreme makeover. When park officials recently needed to store some rolled-up gym mats somewhere dry, they hauled the mats out to Battle Point Park and threw them in the old transmitter building. To understand why that’s funny, one has to have waded through the building in the not too distant past.

Jazz chanteuse Matassa returns to island

  • Mar 4, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:15PM

She hasn’t been back since leaving BHS to start her singing career. Since trading schoolbooks for a microphone, Greta Matassa has made her living as a singer. “I’ve never had a straight job,” said Matassa, whose name is well-known on the Pacific Northwest jazz circuit. Matassa’s parents were big jazz fans and from early on, she was, too.

Rain or shine, Sakai weather station sees it

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:15PM

A new system went up this week, with island weather now available online. On an early morning on a Bainbridge roadway, a driver lost control of his car and someone died. The driver said the road was icy, but by the time police arrived on the scene, the temperature had warmed up. Was the driver telling the truth?

Some thrive, some just get by -- Rose

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:15PM

Jon Rose loves small towns so much, he runs one – it’s called Port Gamble. Jon Rose knows a little something about breathing new life into small towns. The island resident is, after all, the president of one. “Port Gamble was rotting five years ago,” said Rose, who leads Olympic Property Group, the company that owns the former mill town. “But we’ve tripled Port Gamble’s financial health in the past five years. We’ve done that by a real focused effort and centered revitalization around a theme.”

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