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Mural, mural on the wall

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:02PM

Wilson says her art is part inspiration, part immigration.
Muralist and new islander Barbara Wilson, who introduces her work with an open studio Feb. 29, may be joking when she credits her art career to the Immigration and Naturalization Service. But when she and her husband traded England for the States in 1997, and only her husband was able to obtain a work visa, Wilson reconsidered the painting she’d back-burnered for a regular paycheck.

Brava! the three maestras

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:02PM

Stoyanovich, Schwarz and Macferran defy gender barrier.
A trio of maestras call Bainbridge home. If the feminine “a” makes the Italian word for an orchestra’s conductor a little unfamiliar, it’s because women like Sandi Schwarz, Kathleen Macferran and Elizabeth Stoyanovich are still a rare commodity in the music world. “It’s basically been a man’s bastion,” said Schwarz, who leads the Bainbridge Orchestra in concert this weekend. “In early days they didn’t even have women in orchestras, so of course when men looked for a different conductor, they looked for a man.

Park officials stymied by failure

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:02PM

Another levy try? Uncertainty reigns on Strawberry Hill.
Higher fees, a lower levy amount, a change in the district’s legal taxing status – it’s all on the table for island parks. “We have to consider cuts,” said Ken DeWitt, Bainbridge Island Park and Recreation District commissioner, at Thursday’s board meeting. “We have to consider everything. The levy failed, and we’re starting from scratch.”

Council OKs BPA funding –– News Roundup

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:02PM

A divided council Wednesday OK’d $15,000 in funding to support construction of a new rehearsal space at the BPA Playhouse. The vote followed a rousing debate over whether the money should come from the city’s hotel/motel tax fund, a newly created contingency fund, or not at all.

Architect/artist brings ruins to life

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:02PM

Playhouse show examines forts as chronicles of place.
Designing buildings wasn’t enough for Frank Karreman; he wanted to paint and draw them. The island architect brought a sketch book on his travels, and the pages soon were filled with the structures he admired. Closer to home, he was captivated by the crumbling fortifications at Fort Ward and Fort Worden, sites that have sparked artists’ imaginations since the bunkers were abandoned at the close of World War II.

Pearl bringing her ‘Booklust’ to Bainbridge

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:02PM

Noted critic speaks on her latest list of must-reads Thursday at Eagle Harbor.
Browsing through a bookstore these days can give you a king-sized headache. “So many books, so little time” hardly describes the sense of overwhelm readers can feel when confronted by the mountains of books available on every topic imaginable. Nancy Pearl knows the feeling. As director of the Seattle Public Library’s Washington Center for the Book, she has just published a book herself, called “Booklust: Recommended Reading for Every Mood, Moment and Reason.”

Family finds live pipe bomb -- News Roundup

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:02PM

A father and his two young daughters found a live pipe bomb in the ditch while cleaning up garbage along Tolo Road Monday afternoon, Bainbridge Police say. Police and a multi-agency bomb squad were called in, and the homemade explosive device was secured and detonated without incident.

Winslow planning may see detour

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:02PM

The council considers a process for a key consultancy.
City review of a proposal for parking garages and other downtown improvements could be curbed for several months. The Bainbridge City Council tonight will consider going through a formal process to select a consultant to guide the review process. The move follows recent debate over how best to engage the public in the review.

PAWS puts surprise gift to work

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:02PM

Funds will be invested through the Community Endowment.
PAWS is turning a generous bequest into a true legacy for pets. The $300,000 bequest by the late Helen Bucey last April will be invested through the Bainbridge Island Community Endowment, said Judy Hartstone, executive director of the Progressive Animal Welfare Society of Bainbridge Island/North Kitsap. “Our goal is to maximize the investment and gift we got so that we can help as many animals as possible,” Hartstone said. “It also provides a vehicle for people who want to make additional donations to the future of PAWS.”

Saturday caucus a raucus affair

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:02PM

Democrats turn out in droves to back their candidates.
Nearly 1,600 Democrats, 50 percent more than even the highest expectations, gathered to caucus at four island locations Saturday. “The crush in numbers was phenomenal,” said Tom Kilbane, Bainbridge caucus organizer and 23rd District Democrats chair. “I have had several Republicans tell me that they never voted Democrat before in their lives, but are (going to) in this election.

Trust honors Eisenhauer -- Island Schools

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:02PM

John Eisenhauer, CEO of Mercury Online Solutions, has been named the first-ever Educational Leader of the Year by the Bainbridge Public Schools Trust. “John was one of the first persons to offer his support to our organization,” said Jeff Vincent, trust board president. “His commitment to education and Bainbridge Island public schools has been remarkable. Beyond financial donations, John has given his time, effort and use of his company’s facilities.”

Fire damages new home -- News Roundup

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:02PM

For the second time in as many weeks, a home under construction was damaged by fire. This time, the cause does not appear to be suspicious. The blaze was blamed on a propane heater left going overnight to dry out the structure for sheetrocking, Bainbridge Police Detective Scott Anderson said.

Kids, books: a good match

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:02PM

And Sharon Snyder wants to bring more of them together.
Talking to Sharon Snyder, you can easily imagine her reading stories with a clear and expressive voice, or patiently listening as you explain what kind of book you want. Snyder is the new young people’s librarian at the Bainbridge Library, taking over the role from Peggy Hughes, who is moving upstairs to the reference desk.

Thorne’s ‘Helen’ is a new classic

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:02PM

Lights dim, reels roll as Celluloid Bainbridge returns to Lynwood.
The strains of Mouret’s “Rondeau” are instantly recognizable to anyone who’s seen PBS’s “Masterpiece Theater.” Bainbridge High School graduate Ned Thorne’s movie “Helen,” playing Feb. 8 at the sixth annual Celluloid Bainbridge film fest, opens with the familiar melody that signals the onset of High Culture. Thorne, as host “Richard Thurgood” and seated in the obligatory wingback chair, turns to face the camera.

Park levy fails; district mulls ‘metro’ switch

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:01PM

The two-year, $5.709 million measure earns just 54 percent support.
Stung by the poor showing of a $5.709 million operations levy at the polls Tuesday, Bainbridge park officials will look at ending the district’s two-year levy cycle once and for all. Director Terry Lande said Friday he will appoint a blue-ribbon panel to study a possible switch to “metropolitan” park district status, and expects to take a recommendation to the park board at the end of this month. The board then could decide whether to pursue the change in taxing status, or put another levy before voters this fall.

Old fashioned, and proud

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:01PM

‘Families for Natural Living’ seek a more sustainable path.
Toddlers and babies jump and roll around on a thick living room carpet, as their mothers leaf through catalogs for organic foods. What looks like a playgroup is actually a meeting of the Families for Natural Living at the home of group leader and islander Selena Mordue. The non-profit organization is a resources and support group for parents who choose what members call a “natural living” lifestyle: holistic health care, natural birthing, alternative schooling, environmentally conscientious living, and “attachment parenting.”

Democrats to rally at Saturday caucus

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:01PM

Delegates will help select party ticket.
Sometimes, showing up is everything. At this Saturday’s caucuses, as few as two votes in a precinct can earn a democratic presidential candidate a delegate, who will then go on to help determine the party’s ticket this fall. “This will be by far the most spirited debate we’ve had in a long time,” said David Harrison, island resident and former chair of 23rd District Democrats.

Cross-cultural excellence

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:01PM

Veronica Ivey earns a new scholarship to study Japan.
Veronica Ivey had taken every Japanese class she could. So with the chance to continue her studies through the prestigious Reischauer Scholars Program, the Bainbridge High School senior applied and was admitted.

Teaching little musicians to play

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:01PM

Music Guild is expanding its offerings, even as it seeks a new home.
Most of the preschool-age students are using the wooden percussion sticks to keep time to the music. But a few have found creative variations, not necessarily music-related – like the tyke who holds them to her head antenna-style, and another who nonchalantly strolls the perimeter of the circle of moms and kids, stick dangling from his mouth like a stogie. Kindermusik is a lively start to the day at Ihland House, current home to the Island Music Guild.

Complaint prompts schools to drop fee

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:01PM

t Impact fees will not be collected until questions of legality are settled.
Bainbridge public schools may have been collecting impact fees illegally. So says an attorney retained by a private citizen to examine the district’s administration of the fees, levied on development to pay for new classroom space. “In the event of a legal challenge to the impact fee program, it is likely that it would be deemed to violate statutory and constitutional mandates and that the court would require improperly collected fees to be refunded,” wrote John Keegan of the Seattle firm of Davis Wright Tremaine, in a summary of his findings.

Lehua: where body, brain meet

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:01PM

The island-grown dance troupe will present ‘Beauty and Martyrdom’ Feb. 6.
Rain Ross runs at Karena Hatfield-Grytting full tilt. The imminent collision is averted at the last moment, as Ross leaps into the arms of the other dancer. Held aloft with Hatfield-Grytting’s arms locked around her knees, Ross is borne around the stage. The aerial pas de deux is a “phrase” from Ross’ “Beauty and Martyrdom,” the centerpiece of Lehua Dance Company’s Feb. 6 performance at the Playhouse.

Fire damages new home -- News Roundup

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:01PM

A fire of suspicious origin damaged a home under construction in the Olympic Terrace neighborhood early Thursday. A neighbor reported the blaze at about 1:30 a.m. Jan. 30 in the 11300 block of Olympic Terrace, and firefighters arrived to find flames and smoke coming from the second floor.

It doesn’t take a pro to contradance

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:01PM

Beginners fit right in on the floor of Island Center Hall.
The contradancers assembled at Island Center on a recent Saturday night fell into two camps: those who had, and those who have not, much. Some of the 14 or so couples gathered for the event swish around each other with self-assurance and aplomb, forming and re-forming their little foursomes in geometric patterns that recall the snowflake configurations of a kaleidoscope.

A bear for Bainbridge

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:01PM

The FAO Schwarz icon takes up residence at island day care.
Editor's note: This story first ran in the Jan. 21 Review.

Doug Hartley and 12-year old daughter Amelia have been giggling uncontrollably since Monday afternoon. But then, it’s not every day you get to bring home the FAO Schwarz bear. Via online auction site eBay, the Hartleys made the winning bid of $11,800, plus tax, for the enormous bronze teddy bear that sits outside the FAO Schwarz toy store on Sixth Avenue and Pike Street in downtown Seattle.

A long road for internee Nomura

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:01PM

The Port Townsend writer visits Bainbridge to reflect on life, times.
When Carl Nomura took a personality test, “love of adventure” was among his outstanding traits. That capacity to savor the unexpected and exciting – and tolerate the corollary dangers – may have been precisely the quality he needed to enjoy the wild ride that has been his lot.

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