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Munro legacy endures through fund

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:58PM

"Secretary of State Ralph Munro stopped in to the office a few weeks back, but we were too busy to see him. Now that's a heck of thing to say - too busy to make time for the secretary of state - and the shame is going to stick with us for a while. You have our humblest apologies, sir.Thus reproved, we can relay to readers that the occasion of his visit was the establishment of the new George and Betty Munro Foundation, an annual scholarship fund that will support one or more Bainbridge High School graduates each year as they head off to college."

Demos dig in on island

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:58PM

"Points for the cleverest campaign button would probably go to the woman flashing Read My Lips: No New Texans.And thus commenced a season of serious sloganeering, as local Democrats rallied to promote a new campaign headquarters upstairs at Winslow Mall Thursday evening."

Middle earth first

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:58PM

"An environmentalist reading of 'Lord of the Rings.''The road goes ever on and onDown from the door where it began.Now far ahead the road has gone,And I must follow, if I can,Pursuing it with weary feet,Until it joins some longer way,Where many paths and errands meet.And whither then? I can not say.''That sounds like a bit of old Bilbo's rhyming,' says Pippin.But to a studied reader like islander Maggie Fitzgerald - that sounds like the work of old Tolkien."

This is the headline

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:58PM


Bridge plan speeds along to nowhere

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:58PM

"Illahee-to-Bainbridge bridge update: about eight people still seem to think it's a good idea.We can relay this, having reviewed several accounts of a recent Saturday morning presentation in Poulsbo by the citizen group variously known as West Sound Connections and LINKS. The group was trying to drum up support amongst North Kitsap residents for a new span connecting the peninsula with our own Crystal Springs neighborhood, with construction of a cross-island thoroughfare to a passenger-only ferry terminal at Blakely Harbor."

Shakespeare here

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:58PM

"For those staging A Comedy of Errors, the play's name may seem like a bad joke. A mistake is no laughing matter when it comes to maintaining the precision this slippery piece of drama demands. Our production is intensely disciplined, says Amy Thone, who plays the shrewish Adriana in the Seattle Shakespeare Festival's rendition that comes to the BPA Playhouse Friday. It's like a dance - nobody can afford to miss a beat. And Shakespeare's play certainly keeps audience and actors on their toes."

Always first off the boat

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:58PM

"Fresh out of bed, Tom Berg plunges his Cannondale T7000 touring bike into the last throes of morning darkness, barreling toward the first bleary-eyed boat to Seattle.At approximately 5:07 a.m., he puts a foot down halfway up the first hill on Highway 305 and waits, glancing back at his heavily huffing partner-in-commute. In Berg's 13 years of biking to work, only a few flat tires have caused him to miss the ferry's 5:30 a.m. sailing. And setting out from his home on Hidden Cover Road, he says, sometimes he doesn't even embark early.Some mornings, I'll be leaving kind of late, he says topping the hill, but that just guarantees a better workout.Yet this morning, despite a prompt departure, he's falling behind schedule, as another yellow-florescent commuter turns in front of him from Manitou Beach Road and pedals out of sight."

Call this history text 'one for the books'

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:58PM

"If a community's maturity is measured by a sense of its own history, then Bainbridge Island is coming of age. They Like Noble Causes: How a Community Built a Library, scheduled for publication in September, is a written and visual history of the Bainbridge Island public library from 1863 through the end of the 19th century when an ambitious remodel and expansion was completed. But it is more than a history."

Rockefeller may seek lands post

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:58PM

"State Rep. Phil Rockefeller is considering a race for Washington state lands commissioner, instead of seeking re-election to his 23rd District house seat.Either way, the Bainbridge Island Democrat says, he doesn't support incumbent Land Commissioner Jennifer Belcher's recent hard-line stance against liveaboards in state waters."

Domicile d'ile

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:58PM

"'A joyous shot at how things ought to be is how Philip Larkin once defined home. Of course the well-loved British poet never saw Bainbridge Island, but his words remain pertinent to the Bainbridge Home Tour nonetheless.Recognizing the appeal of experiences beyond his own was Larkin's gift - and may be one he shares with the most dedicated of island home-makers.People are fascinated by those sweeping buildings that lie out of reach, says Kim Failla, chair for the tour. Basically, we want to treat them to the homes of real people living wonderfully creative home-lives."

The essential man about town

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:58PM

"Quick: Name three things you find delightful about Bainbridge Island.Did local parks make your list? The library? The Scotch Broom Parade, or the whimsical Dixieland Band at the Grand Old Fourth celebration? Or maybe the observatory at Battle Point Park?Anyone who answered yes to any of the foregoing owes thanks to John Rudolph. And for his myriad contributions to island life, as well as for his distinguished architectural career, the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce has named Rudolph its Business Person of the Year for 2000."

Papa Murphy's nixed by examiner

  • May 13, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2013 at 2:58PM

"Papa Murphy's U-bake pizza is formula fast-food.So ruled city hearing examiner Robin Baker this week, meaning that a Papa Murphy's establishment will not be allowed in the Village shopping center.I thought the decision read very well, city planning Director Stephanie Warren said Friday. The hearing examiner reads the definition in the (fast food) ordinance the same way we read it."

A new Voice on the BHS campus

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:57PM

"None of the other names, Brian Alexander concedes, were any good.Thus, having rejected such monikers as The Bark and The Crowd, Alexander and his staff selected The Campus Voice to adorn the masthead of a new Bainbridge High School student publication that hit the street last week.I'm most pleased with getting it out, Alexander, a BHS junior who co-edited the newspaper with fellow student Brooke Faltermeier. It was a big, long haul. I have a few teachers who aren't too happy with me at the moment.Lead stories for the first issue include the debate over a proposal for an armed police liaison officer at the BHS, and an account of the recent human rights youth rally hosted by school."

Pool plans pared to fit smaller budget

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:57PM

"It was back to the drawing board, literally, for the island's new pool.The result of which is that the facility has been redesigned, in hopes of knocking $1 million off the price tag without compromising its attractions.The new design preserves 99 percent of the aquatic experience for the average visitor, said Dave Lewis, director of the Bainbridge Island Park and Recreation District."

"For Math Club, it figures"

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:57PM

"If six test scores have a mean of 71, a mode of 75, a median of 74.5, a range of 28 and a high score of 80, what was the lowest score?Still thinking? For those whose high school days haunt their sleep, numeracy oftentimes equals nightmare. For the math club at Bainbridge High School, however, conundrums like this are a dream. Math is not a chore, but a game to these kids,"

Mongrels howl for island

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:57PM

"It's a dog's life, but let's sing about it anyway - that's the attitude of the Kings of Mongrel Folk.Whatever folks are going through, I like to point out the 'peopleness' of people, says Mark Graham, one-half of the musical duo whose fusion of blues, country, harmonica and vocals is a genre unto itself. The other half, Orville Johnson, believes that all an audience needs to enjoy their music is an open mind and a funnybone. They are confident the citizens of Bainbridge will pass the test. Mark Graham last played on the island in 1976, to an audience of some 400. Now he returns with Johnson in tow to perform at Port Madison Canvas Company on Friday."

Students find a valid voice

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:57PM

"About the prospect of having an armed police liaison officer roaming the campus, Bainbridge High School students are ambivalent.Not all students welcomed the pro-environment, anti-WTO message of the singer at a recent school assembly. And the color gray as a fashion statement is, like, so out.We have new insights on these and other issues on the minds of local youths, thanks to the inaugural edition of The Campus Voice, which editors Brian Alexander and Brooke Faltermeier hope will take root as the new student newspaper at BHS."

Patronage without payment

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:57PM

"Impoverished artists are nothing new.It's penniless patrons who are taking to the streets these days - with more places than ever to go.Art can be for everyone, says Meri-Michael Collins, coordinator of this weekend's Arts Walk. It's fun, informal and of course, it's free. The quarterly event, which takes place 12-4:30 p.m. Sunday, features art in 30 venues, twice as many as events last year. Highlights will include poetry in the Pavilion, gallery and artist receptions, and musical performances throughout WInslow, all at no charge. More restaurants than in past years are also getting involved, by offering tastings and culinary demonstrations. Collins is excited by the event's increasing popularity. Participating businesses and establishments have spread from Winslow Way up past city hall to the library, and Collins said she anticipates a mixed crown turn-out. Like Spring, the Arts Walk just keeps growing, she says.'Surround yourself with art is the Arts Walk motto. Restaurant-owner Laura Ramadan takes the maxim literally. This could be a gallery, she says, gesturing around the four walls of Bistro Pleasant Beach on Winslow Way, participating for the first time in the Arts Walk. The paintings on the wall are by Bainbridge artists whose colorful and lively work complements the Mediterranean ambience her establishment, and she warms particularly to two depictions of European city scenes."

Time to reopen the sacred text

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:57PM

"The Bainbridge Island Comprehensive Plan, a colleague recently mused, is much like the Old Testament of the Bible. You can, he suggested, use it to justify any opinion you like.Indeed, just as the biblical deity can be portrayed as vengeful or forgiving, capricious or stoic, so it seems does our comp-plan offer conflicting guideposts for island living."

A new haven for XX art

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:57PM

"Whether men write with phallic pens or women conceive of fetal art remains a matter for academic debate.But gallery owner Beverly Thetford is nurturing women artists with maternal care - and you needn't be a feminist theorist to appreciate the results.I'm just one of the lucky ones, says paper artist Wade Garretson, among many who blossomed because of Thetford's eye for talent and heart for praise. Standing in Pastiche Antiques on Winslow Way, her haven for artists of more than one X chromosome, Thetford is at ease describing the subtle intricacies of the works she displays. So many of my girls just don't realize their talent, she says.Six years ago, Thetford began to promote the work of female friends who were apprehensive about their artistic gifts.Charging no commission and fuelled by her mother's love of museums, she began displaying friends' work in her antiques store. Within three weeks she had a year's worth of exhibitions planned. She has found that many of her artists went on to exhibit in galleries or to work on larger projects."

Sakai Lakes takes root

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:57PM

"With one large-scale apartment project facing significant delays, another nearby is winding its way through the city approval process. And like the Village Square that's now on hold, the Village at Sakai Lakes project is raising general concerns about more traffic on already-busy streets.The 140-unit apartment project is planned for the 18.47-acre Sakai tract across Madison Avenue from Ordway Elementary School. The developer is island native and local real estate agent Doug Nelson, whose 27-home Woodland Village subdivision received preliminary city council approval last week after three years of review and appeals."

Islander bids to unseat Sheldon

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:57PM

"Vowing to streamline government regulations, fully fund the ferry system and cap property taxes, Republican Dan Murphy has launched a campaign for the state senate.Murphy, a Bainbridge Island attorney, has launched a campaign to unseat Democrat Betti Sheldon, 23rd District incumbent."

Student sculpture stacks up

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:57PM

"Art is where the heart is, if the work of some talented students is anything to go by. Aspiring sculptors at Bainbridge High School are doing it for the joy - and have volunteered to give their work to the school. I had no concept - I just designed what looked cool, said artist and designer Jon Kellog.BHS art teacher Sissel Feroy said she is excited because art has never before been donated to the school. An 8-1/2-foot-tall sculpture now being created is subject to interpretation, but is sure to make an impression on any viewer."

Green: state ferry system is terminal

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:57PM

"Last week's announcement that Bainbridge ferry service won't be cut this summer doesn't mean that the funding problems caused by Initiative 695 are over. To the contrary, the Legislature's fix was more akin to a terminally ill patient's being hooked to life-support systems - life may be prolonged, but the underlying ailment is untreated and will prove fatal.That grim assessment came from Paul Green, chief executive officer of Washington State Ferries, who spoke Monday at the Bainbridge Island Economic Vitality Conference."

On the road to a clean planet

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:57PM

"With its radical stylings, the Honda Insight looks like a car Jack Kerouac might love. But a local Buddhist - who, it seems, is on the road even more frequently than the late dharma bum himself - says her car's attraction drives deeper than the beatnik allure of, say, Dean Moriarty's Cadillac.It has to do with not hurting plants and people and the earth, said the Rev. Anne Heller, making the Insight a rolling reflection of the Buddha's Noble Eightfold Path.The Insight definitely fits that bill, the national Sierra Club organization decided, when the it gave the fuel-efficient two-seater an award for Excellence in Environmental Engineering this year."

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