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Rolfes flashes partisan stripes

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:22PM

The Democrat hopes to oust Bev Woods in the 23rd District House race. Christine Rolfes showed her true partisan colors Monday at one of the former councilwoman’s first public appearances as a candidate for the state legislature. “I’ve been door-belling and hearing over and over from lifelong Republicans (that they’re) so upset with Bush,” Rolfes said to about 20 people at a Bainbridge Island Democracy for America Meetup Group event held at the Commons. “It warmed my heart to hear so many people say that.”

Growing pains at Port Madison

  • Apr 12, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:21PM

Expansion plans by a yacht club have neighbors worried about traffic, noise. Some say the neighborhood on the southeast side of Port Madison already has a split personality. “It’s Jekyll and Hyde,” said Spargur Loop resident and Seattle Yacht Club member Craig Compton. “It can go from silent to a huge party in 24 hours.” But proposed upgrades to the club’s 7-acre Port Madison outstation could push the Spargur neighborhood over the edge, attracting more revelers during the club’s half-dozen annual events and a widening flotilla of boaters during the busy summer season.

Fire chief bolts for Lewis County post

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:21PM

Bainbridge Island Fire Chief Jim Walkowski will soon be heading south for a new job leading an expanding fire authority in Lewis County. “It’s very exciting,” Walkowski said Tuesday. “As a personal and professional opportunity, it’s something I couldn’t pass up.”

All caught up in ocean farming

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:21PM

With 800 mechanical arms in rapid motion, the looms in a cavernous Day Road warehouse roar as they spin a patented net that has ensnared what some believe could be the future of marine farming. “We’ve seen the disasters of fish farming – the waste, the concentration, the pollution,” said ocean engineer Langley Gace as looms in 6-foot-wide pits churned out a batch of nets bound for a Hawaiian fish farm. “We’ve come into this wiser.”

Farming in the deep blue sea

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:21PM

A Kona Kampachi by any other name just isn’t the same. Under the moniker “kahala,” this Hawaiian fish has spent its life roving coastal areas, absorbing a potent marinade of naturally-occuring reef toxins that would make your typical dinner guest go belly up. But under the Kona Blue aquaculture company’s trademarked name, Kona Kompachi is not only safe to eat, but has found a high-priced home in some of Tokyo and Seattle’s finest restaurants.

Vineyard eyes a 'green' market

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:21PM

Real estate is a bottom line venture. But Vineyard Lane, a new 45-unit condominium community rising up just north of the ferry terminal where the Bainbridge Island Winery once sat, is being constructed with a different kind of green in mind. Developers Bill Carruthers and Andrew Lonseth of Bainbridge Island say they placed the environment and the future welfare of the island at the forefront during the planning of Vineyard Lane.

WSF planning for more walk-ons

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:21PM

As the cross-sound commute gets more crowded, the ferry system will likely send some riders to the roof. But a pea coat and watch cap won’t be necessary. “They’ll be warm, they’ll be enclosed,” said Ray Deardorf, Washington State Ferries planning director. WSF released its draft long-range plan this week, detailing proposed changes to services and investments through 2030.

Why settle for just another yacht?

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:21PM

Ardeo Design will make sure the stateroom appointments are posh as can be. When you’re spending $6 million to build a mega-yacht, you want bells and whistles you never even heard of – and Scott Cole by your side. Cole and his wife, Michele Bott, provide custom yacht interior design through Ardeo Design, the company they run from an office atop their Bainbridge detached garage.

He’s in touch with the landscape

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:21PM

Retired forester Hank Hays learned the lay of the land, then how to paint it. Some people can’t see the forest for the trees. Hank Hays sees both with a colorful, practiced eye. After 30-plus years with the U.S. Forest Service as a district ranger and a planning officer for timber sales, Hays made what proved to be an easy transition to artist, transforming canvas and oil paints into bold landscape and wildlife scenes of the lands he knows best.

A musical world at the fingertips

  • Mar 29, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:21PM

David Upham leads the island orchestra in a spring program. Rehearsing Mozart’s “Magic Flute” overture with just the string players, the issues for conductor David Upham become minute. He and concertmaster Tom Monk discuss whether a series of short notes played by the violins should be played with an upward bow instead of alternating down and up for each note.

News Roundup -- Errant car strikes market/See a cabin, deposit coins/New theater company set/Strange tunes now on CD

  • Mar 29, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:20PM

Island composer Allen Strange and his wife, violinist Patricia Strange are laying down ghostly tracks. Allen Strange recently released his CD “Ghost Strings,” an overview of his work for electronic sound from 1976 to 2005. Two of the works were heard this past March at the Island Music Guild, Heroes IV: Ghost Tracks and Misty Magic Land.

Boutique offers treasures on the cheap

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:20PM

The first-ever silent auction has a surprisingly nice inventory. You won’t need a map to find the treasures at the Bargain Boutique’s first-ever silent auction. Just walk in the store on April 1, pick up a bidding number and look around.

Market is near, farmers aren’t

  • Mar 29, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:20PM

With the summer season just 11 days away, growers are in dwindling supply. Last season, revenue and attendance were up at the popular Bainbridge Island Farmers Market. The only thing that hasn’t been growing is the number of farmers. “Like other markets, we’re facing the loss of some growers this year,” market manager Susan Vanderwey said, just 11 days before the market’s season opener. “Not only will we miss them, but their absence has an underlying impact.”

Internment memorial gets under way with ceremony Thursday

  • Mar 29, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:20PM

The $5 million project will mark the wartime exclusion of Japanese Americans. Having raised almost half of the $5 million needed for the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Memorial, the World War II Nikkei Internment and Exclusion Memorial Committee is ready to dedicate the site and begin construction.

Street sludge has a new home

  • Mar 29, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:20PM

The city moves its decant operations to a state-of-the-art facility at Vincent Road. The city’s relocated and newly built decant facility at the Vincent Road transfer station incorporates new technologies to filter, clean and dispose of the grit, sludge and noxious chemicals that collect on island roads and can trickle into waterways.

It’s raining poems on Bainbridge

  • Mar 25, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:20PM

San Carlos Poetry Reading kicks off National Poetry Month. How is poetry best enjoyed? On Bainbridge Island, it’s hearing poets read their works on a languid afternoon over cups of coffee and glasses of wine at the San Carlos Poetry Reading. “The range of emotions (during the afternoon) is all over the map,” said Lee Jorgenson, owner of the San Carlos Restaurant, which will host the event for its 22nd year.

Maria 'knew the island when'

  • Mar 25, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:20PM

She can tell you about island strawberries with rare authority. When Maria Tabafunda arrived on Bainbridge Island in 1948, life was definitely not a bowl of cherries, it was fields of strawberries and raspberries. “At 4 a.m. I wake up, drink coffee and work in the (berry) fields, hoeing, hoeing,” Tabafunda recalls. “I had a hard life.”

News Roundup -- 'Tomorrow' wins big award/Museum fetes local women/BGI students get high marks/Manage your money, kids/Writer tells of a tragic storm

  • Mar 25, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:20PM

The City of Bainbridge Island’s Winslow Tomorrow project will be recognized with a Vision 2020 award next week. Presented by the Puget Sound Regional Council, the award acknowledges contributions to the region’s comprehensive growth, economic and transportation strategies.

Blossom Hill: it’s not as big as it could be

  • Mar 25, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:19PM

Lynwood Center development will impact water, trees, traffic, neighbors say. As Lynwood Center poises itself for substantial new growth, so grow concerns over the changing character of the small crossroads community. “This is a big deal,” said Charlie Wenzlau at a community meeting Tuesday to discuss the 16-acre “Blossom Hill” development he is designing for local builder Bill Nelson on the hillside east of Lynwood Center Road.

Council hopes to rein in WSF

  • Mar 25, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:19PM

City Council wants environmental review power on yard upgrade. Irked by the state’s assertion that multimillion dollar upgrades to the ferry maintenance yard would have no environmental impact, the city has moved to force further study. The City Council voted unanimously this week to petition for “lead agency” status on the maintenance yard project, which would put any environmental review under the city’s control.

Ferry fares hiked (another) 6 percent

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:19PM

The new walk-on fare will be $6.50, while motorists will pay $11.25 each way. It’s official: ferry fares will take a 6 percent leap on May 1. “It’s not a surprise,” said Bainbridge Ferry Advisory Committee member David Groves of the state Transportation Commission’s approval of the hike on Thursday. “Fare increases have become something that’s continuous and ongoing.”

Here, it’s all up for discussion

  • Mar 22, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:19PM

Opening up to dialog about foreign policy – on Bainbridge Talking with people who agree with you is comforting, but intellectually stifling. Open a window to feel the breeze of a different viewpoint this spring. “The focus is to get people in the U.S. more knowledgeable about what’s going on in the world,” said Kathleen Thorne of the foreign policy discussions which the Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities Council is sponsoring. “I really encourage a wider and more diverse dialogue. The goal is not to come to any conclusion.”

Watch out for low-flying Brussels sprouts

  • Mar 22, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:19PM

t The colorful Ciscoe Morris brings flair to Saturday’s Home and Garden Show. In spring, thoughts turn to re-feathering the nest and what better place to look for inspiration than the Third Annual Bainbridge Island Home and Garden Show.

Some fiction really is fantastic

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:19PM

A local writers collective explores the bounds of possibility with science fiction. Intergalactic diplomat extraordinaire David Ventax is called on again to exercise his tact. “How did he manage to affect a species like the Gugell?” he asks. “Well,” responds Ultrav, “he ate one of them.”

News Roundup -- Frey leaving BIAHC post/Indipinos honor heritage/The voices on Iraq’s streets

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:19PM

For more than half its life, the Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities Council has had the hand of Nancy Frey at the helm. But as it turns 20, the council will have to find a new captain. “She has been the guidepost,” BIAHC board president Marilyn Turkovich said. “She came along when the organization was struggling and helped stabilize it and give it a new direction.”

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