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  • Dec 6, 2008 at 12:00AM

St. Nicholas Fest: Enjoy a Christmas party for all at the St. Nicholas Festival, 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 6 in Conger Hall, St. Cecilia Catholic Church. We’ll have photos with Santa, a pancake breakfast, games and crafts, and festive shopping at our Scholastic Book Fair, Christmas Market and bake sale. Tickets at the door: $10/person,$35/family. Info:

Business Briefiings

  • Dec 6, 2008 at 12:00AM

The Best Western Bainbridge Island Suites has been named Best of the Best in Customer Care at Best Western International's annual North American Convention held recently in Honolulu, Hawaii.

BHS swimmers lose to CK

  • Dec 6, 2008 at 12:00AM

Only 13 Bainbridge swimmers made the trip, yet they achieved three state qualifying times: David Ortyn won the 200 free in one minute, 48.40 seconds, Andrew McCarthy was a close second in the 500 free (4:57.48), and the 400 free relay (Ortyn, McCarthy, Colin Chupik and Cody Jenkins) clocked a winning time of 3:28.14. Other Spartan wins came in the 100 fly (Ortyn, 56.94), Chupik (100 free, 51.23), and 200 free relay (Ortyn, Chupik, Zak Gosney and Jenkins, 1:36.64).

Wrestlers’ domination turns to forfeit

  • Dec 6, 2008 at 12:00AM

It took the Bainbridge High wrestling team more than half an hour to build a 31-0 lead against Eastside Catholic on Thursday evening in its opening meet. It took the Crusaders less than two minutes to overcome it as one after the other six of their wrestlers strode to the center of the mat to collect forfeits and emerge with a 36-31 win.

Looking toward state, BHS gymnasts aim high

  • Dec 6, 2008 at 12:00AM

Long-time BHS gymnastics coach Cindy Guy has lofty goals for her team this year, including:

New deputy chief ready for duty

  • Dec 6, 2008 at 12:00AM

New Bainbridge Police Deputy Chief Jon Fehlman has brought his own squad to the island. With a wife, Denise, and five sons, Fehlman said family guides just about everything he does.

Council pushes private audit meeting public

  • Dec 6, 2008 at 12:00AM

The state’s long-awaited audit of the city has been thrust into the public forum after a behind-the-scenes power play by the City Council.

Small turnout defends transit routes

  • Dec 6, 2008 at 12:00AM

Only two islanders attended a public hearing on Kitsap Transit service cuts Wednesday, but both came to discuss on-island commuter routes.

The Little Yellow Farmhouse: A place where happy chaos reigns

  • Dec 2, 2008 at 4:49PM

Scrooges be warned. A sign at the entrance to Lucia Olson’s place says, “Welcome to the Little Yellow Farmhouse. Life is good.”

IN OUR OPINION Anger issues ...on wheels

  • Dec 3, 2008 at 12:00AM updated at 8:54AM

Road rage is an intriguing phenomenon. No doubt, we have all experienced its grip to one degree or another, whether it has emerged in a combative form such as trying to run another car into a ditch or more passively by simply muttering a curse word at the perceived offender. It seems that getting behind the steering wheel of a ton or two of rolling metal unleases the aggressor in us all.

Bainbridge Wrestling Preview: Quality potential in eleven-man team

  • Dec 3, 2008 at 4:00PM

Faced with the lowest turnout in his three years as Bainbridge High School wrestling coach, Dan Pippinger realizes that his team is unlikely to do well in the dual-meet season. His 11 wrestlers cover just eight of the 14 weight classes, meaning that the team will forfeit as many as six matches and have to overcome a 30-point deficit.

Bainbridge Island Snapshot | Follow the Leader

  • Dec 2, 2008 at 4:50PM


Steel-electric ferries will leave a rugged legacy

  • Dec 2, 2008 at 4:47PM

One year after they were yanked from service, the four remaining steel-electric ferries still rest at the maintenance yard in Eagle Harbor, awaiting one last trip.

Kitsap Excursions: In search of something breathtaking

  • Dec 3, 2008 at 4:00PM

In addition to procuring and protecting land throughout the Kitsap Peninsula, The Great Peninsula Conservancy knows how to enjoy the outdoors.

Bainbridge Police Blotter | FYI, Dec. 3

  • Dec 3, 2008 at 4:00PM

Bainbridge Police reported the following incidents:

Parents go to bat for Outdoor Ed on Bainbridge

  • Dec 3, 2008 at 4:00PM

Overnight outdoor learning camps had been a traditional end-of-the-year event for island fourth-grade students for more than 30 years. So it came as a shock to many parents in May when the Bainbridge Island School District announced that funding for the outdoor education programs would be included in cuts being made to shore up a hefty budget deficit.

Bainbridge utility fees still provoke suspicions

  • Dec 3, 2008 at 4:00PM

To pessimists it’s been called the “rain tax.” To optimists it is the means to clean up Puget Sound.

Drink less by camouflaging your beer cans

  • Dec 3, 2008 at 12:00AM

When I see someone in downtown Seattle wearing camouflaged clothing, I assume one of two things. First, I imagine the person may be an off-duty member of the military or perhaps a hunter, and that wearing camouflaged clothing for such people is pretty much second nature to them, so they wear it in the city knowing full well that the camo does little to make them less visible walking down Fourth Avenue.

What’s Happening

  • Dec 3, 2008 at 12:00AM

Holiday brass fanatics, unite. The island’s Hometown Band joins with Bethany Brass to present a program of holiday music at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9 at Bethany Lutheran Church.

Island time Serving those who have served us

  • Dec 3, 2008 at 12:00AM

In early September, he was found dead in the woods. Most would describe him as homeless as he lived in a shed he had built with scraps of lumber. He sometimes had a small tent in which he kept belongings.

Soldier Care Packages: A donation drive is under way t

  • Dec 3, 2008 at 12:00AM

Soldier Care Packages: A donation drive is under way to send care packages to soldiers in Iraq. A drop box is outside Safeway now. Please show your support by donating cards and letters, new or used magazines, high-quality ground coffee, gum, mints, microwave popcorn, nuts, dried fruit, non-chocolate granola bars and other non-chocolate snacks, Crystal Light “on the go” drink mix packets for water bottles, Pringles chips, travel-size toiletries, and DVDs. Thank you for brightening the holiday of the men and women who are willingly serving us. Contact: Shari Morisset: 780-5312.

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