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Eclecticism on the beaten path

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:44PM

"Whether we like to admit it or not, much of Bainbridge is, shall we say, establishment. And much of it is high budget.But a new gift and craft store at 578 Winslow Way East runs counter to those trends. As its name implies, Barefoot on Bainbridge is decidedly relaxed.And its owners will be happy to make a living, not a fortune. The existing outlets are for very expensive artwork or well-established artists, said co-owner Jay Ekstrom. We're trying to go more for the craftsperson, providing something affordable and usable."

Island home prices continue to rise

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:44PM

"Buying the statistically average home on Bainbridge Island today requires either a six-figure income or a six-figure down payment.According to information supplied by the Northwest Multiple Listing Service, the average selling price for an island home in the first quarter of 2000 was $412,870. That compares to an average of $355,191 for the first quarter of 1999."

"No peace, just understanding"

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:44PM

"Can a man who has spent his career in the world's hottest flashpoints bring peace among the often-contentious factions of Bainbridge Island?No, says Christopher Snow. Bainbridgers love their island too much for that.People here are passionately involved with the community, says Snow, a retired foreign-service officer who is chairing the Bainbridge Economic Vitality Conference. And people who are passionate about something tend to see things differently.The whole purpose of the conferences is to give participants a chance to air those differences. Elements on the island that need to have their views more adequately explained can use the conference to communicate, he said.Snow believes that government is just such an element.Government is not generally well thought of these days, he said. But often, I think government is simply caught in the middle, and that is true of the Bainbridge city government."

Uncorking the rare and unique

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:44PM

"Charles Smith couldn't decide whether to be a European or an American. He has resolved that conflict by bringing the taste and feel of Europe to the Winslow Wine Shop, which he opened March 3.I've tried to incorporate the feeling of all my favorite shops in Europe - cozy, comfortable and relaxed, Smith said.Early indications are that the concept is a hit."

'Dinner and a tune-up' lives on

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:44PM

"Changes are coming for two well-known Winslow businesses, but probably not until 2008. Not, that is, unless the changes are for the better.That's the word from the Madison Avenue Garage and the Four Swallows restaurant, located on the west side of Madison Avenue between Wyatt Way and the Pavilion. The owner of that prime downtown location said recently that he intends to put a higher-density development on the property, which has suggested to some customers of the garage that the business might close in the near future."

Bainbridge Cleaners hangs it up

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:44PM

"New fashions and downtown improvements are bringing down the curtain on Bainbridge Cleaners. After 46 years in business, the island's first dry-cleaning outfit will close at the end of the week.Changing times and changing fashions, owner Mike Okano said. I never thought it would come to this. I mean, people gotta wear clothes, right? But they don't have to wear dry-cleanable clothes."

Northland pulls the plug on news program

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:44PM

"The cable will soon be cut on the island’s televised news-and-sports broadcasts.Northland Cable Television, which produced the five-minute segments airing during CNN Headline News broadcasts from its High School Road headquarters since 1993, will tape its last show Jan. 28."

Gregg takes final bough on tree farm

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:44PM

"After nearly 20 years in the Christmas tree farming business, George Gregg is ready to pull up his roots.In the past 12 months, he’s been forced to say goodbye to his life’s most constant companions – his wife, Joy, died of emphysema in January, and his faithful 14-year-old Labrador dog, Nick, died in September.Now, Gregg is getting ready to say goodbye to his 11-acre Gregg Christmas Tree Farm near Island Center as the current season draws to a close."

"Sales down, prices up for island real estate"

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:44PM

"It’s not as hot as last year. Not quite. But Bainbridge Island’s real estate market still has local agents pleased with 1999 sales.“There’s a fair number of smiling faces,” said longtime island broker Ed Kushner of Windermere Real Estate. “It’s been a good year.” Eleven-month figures compiled by Kushner show 412 island home sales so far this year. At this time last year, 430 sales had closed, en route to a single-year Bainbridge record of 483."

Moving forward at a steady clip

  • Apr 23, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:44PM

Jason Evans operates his business on a simple principle:

BUSINESS BRIEFING

  • Apr 23, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:43PM

McBride’s stages annual fundraiser

Island real estate sales down, but not out

  • May 7, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:43PM

The current condition of Bainbridge Island’s real estate market could be considered robust when compared to what is occurring nationally, or even elsewhere in the Northwest, but total sales on the island for the first four months of 2008 are down more than half compared to 2007.

Bainbridge's Paper Products also a tiny post office

  • May 14, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:43PM

At first glance, Paper Products doesn’t look much different these days than when its doors first opened in 1985. Kind of funky, packed with stuff from bow to stern, seemingly always busy, friendly folks behind the counter. All that and more.

Bainbridge bicycle shops roll to new locations

  • May 14, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:43PM

Spring is apparently moving time for bicycle shops, at least on the island, where both Bainbridge Island Cycle and Classic Cycle have relocated their businesses during the last few weeks.

Business is brisk for Bainbridge barbers

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:43PM

What does it take to be a barber on Bainbridge Island? Besides the hand dexterity required to avoid drawing blood and managing a head of hair so that it’s presentable, he or she had better be long on perseverance, enjoy the company of gray-haired men and be a master listener and/or story-teller. And it might help if the barber likes to exercise to overcome the physical stress of standing several hours a day.

It’s a clean sweep for singles

  • Aug 15, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:43PM

Q. Special birthdays such as the first, 21st (adulthood), and 100th (centenarian) are common, but around the world, what are some uncommon special ones?

No boring bedrooms fro the teens

  • Aug 15, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:43PM

Designing a bedroom for a teenager is not an easy task.

New baby a heavy financial burden

  • Aug 5, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:43PM

After months of anticipation, the new addition to our family has arrived.

Mapping the Wilderness

  • Aug 5, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:43PM

David Thompson’s story is one of the greatest tales of Canadian adventure. From 1790 to 1812, he mapped most of the country west of Hudson Bay and Lake Superior, across the Rocky Mountains to the source of the Columbia River, and the length of the Columbia to the Pacific Ocean.

Celebrate African heritage in Nanaimo

  • Aug 5, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:43PM

It’s about celebrating culture and history in Nanaimo’s African community.

Serious issues underscore unusual musical comedy

  • Aug 5, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:43PM

Don’t let the name fool you – Urinetown, the musical opening Thursday (Jan. 25) in Nanaimo, has not a pee joke in sight.

news notes

  • Aug 2, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:43PM

A Peninsula Village merchant is warning colleagues to keep closer eye on their wares after $300 worth of clothing was pilfered last week by a pair of shoplifters.

Weather, or not...

  • Aug 2, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:42PM

Drivers faced another slick commute Tuesday, after another snowstorm hit the Peninsula.

Fen skate plan benched

  • Aug 2, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:42PM

Businessman claims he’s not out to make money, he’s just giving back

Our geography should not be taken for granted

  • Aug 2, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:42PM

While I was a student at Thompson Rivers University, a geography teacher started his class with the statement “Canada is geography.” A simple statement, but very true. So much of our history has depended on our landscape. The first settlers arrived for timber and furs offered by the land. The vast distances of the country made settlement a challenge, and it still is in some areas. The history of the railway, which connects our landscapes, is one of the most well-known histories among Canadians.

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