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Kids give a dam about salmon

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:11PM

High school students will study Elwha dam removal impacts. When more than 70 miles of salmon habitat on the Elwha River are undammed after more than 90 years, Eagle Harbor High School will be there. “There’s a lot of emphasis in science in getting kids in real life (situations), but the dam removal project is unprecedented,” Eagle Harbor science teacher Mary Kay Dolejsi said. “The project itself is so wide in scope, it’s an unprecedented ecological experiment.”

Hurricane aid à la Mardi Gras

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:11PM

Good ole Southern cooking, song and dance send loving care to Dulac. Son of a gun we’ll have big fun on the Bayou – “Bainbridge Bayou,” that is – at Sunday’s Mardi Gras Dulac Dance at the Filipino American Hall. Harbormaster Tami Allen, one of the event coordinators, calls this “Louisiana families helping Louisiana families with Southern food and music.”

Abbeville welcomes mercy mission

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:11PM

Still reeling from hurricane damage, Louisiana residents are glad for help. Abbeville, La., is a far cry from Bainbridge Island, geographically and economically. Add the damage inflicted by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and the chasm is even greater.

History finds its horsepower

  • Feb 11, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:11PM

Park officials commit $50K to restore the historic Camp Yeomalt cabin. Jerry Elfendahl’s voice shook as he made a sales pitch to save a weather-worn cabin at Yeomalt Point. “We know the parks board supports this – but how much do they support it?” the island historian asked parks board commissioners Thursday night.

Science teacher fired over sexual materials

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:10PM

Charles ‘Pat’ Murphy already faces charges of possessing child pornography. A Bainbridge High School science teacher was fired this week because of sexually graphic materials found in his classroom, school officials said. The materials – including videos with images of prepubescent, adolescent and adult males displaying full-frontal nudity – were discovered in mid-January in a storage closet in the classroom of Charles “Pat” Murphy, Bainbridge Island Superintendent of Schools Ken Crawford said Friday.

Dog owner hounded over insurance

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:10PM

Certifying dog’s good manners lets homeowner keep dog and policy. Experienced dog owner Jan Michael enrolled her 4-month-old Doberman, Abby, in training classes as a matter of course. “We’re people who believe you really need to train your dog,” she said. “I think any dog is more pleasant for a family if you have a well-trained dog and if people come to the house.”

News Roundup -- Police nab sex offender/Teen drinking party busted/Loving pastor at Rolling Bay/Puddings add to food bank

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:10PM

A 34-year-old Bainbridge man was arrested at the Department of Corrections office in Poulsbo last week, on charges of failing to register as a sex offender. Although registered as an offender in King County, the man had been living on Weaver Road for several months and had not notified the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office, police said.

City finds loose change: $600 K

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:10PM

The money turned up during a review of old local improvement district accounts. Like an old coat pocket that has the happy ring of old forgotten change, the city recently found a pleasant surprise tucked in its budget. “At one point in the (budget) process, I said, ‘Well, what’s this money doing here?’” city Finance Director Elray Konkel said of the moment when he discovered nearly $600,000 in additional funds.

Before grunge, there was Andrew Wood

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:10PM

The islander’s brief life is recalled in ‘Malfunkshun’ at Celluloid Bainbridge. Paging through the 1984 Bainbridge High School yearbook, it’s not easy to guess who the next doctor, lawyer or teacher will be. But the next rock star? That’s obvious.

Winds leave island in the dark

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:10PM

Some homes were still without power on Monday morning, PSE officials said. Light to see by? We can live without it. Hot water? Who needs it? Cable television? Now that was the essential service on the minds of Sunrise Drive residents surveying storm damage Saturday afternoon. After all, the Super Bowl was a mere 24 hours hence.

Bargain Boutique is going upscale

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:10PM

New manager Cynthia Van Buskirk has the nonprofit store looking sharp. Like Joan Rivers, one local legend is proud of her face-lift. And the more people notice, the better. The Children’s Hospital Bargain Boutique is barreling toward her 40s in high style. The fairy godmother of this makeover, manager Cynthia Van Buskirk, has transformed the once cluttered, dark thrift shop into something more along the lines of a shabby-chic consignment shop. And she’s not finished yet.

News Roundup -- Music has a new promoter/Araki brings Irish favorites/Club prunes a round(about)/YMCA honors BHS students

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:10PM

There’s a new nonprofit in town, but the face is familiar. Islander Norm Johnson, who organized live music and open mic shows at Pegasus Coffee House every weekend under the Island Music Guild umbrella, is still doing so. But he’s now working as Music Community Resources, to focus strictly on performances.

Salmon count reveals one long swim

  • Feb 4, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:10PM

Data collected in island streams will help efforts to preserve salmon habitats. In some ways, the number of salmon counted in Bainbridge Island streams was less important than the act of counting them. Volunteer Dick Engle knew that salmon go through a lot to propagate. In their third year, they swim back up the stream in which they were born to lay eggs that in turn must hatch, mature, go out to sea, survive predators and return.

Arts Walk has tough competition from super Seahawks

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:09PM

Organizers may scale back future events, as the walk struggles for support Had she known then what she knows now, Nicole Ringgold may not have volunteered to be manager of Arts Walk 2006 after all. “After I took the job, I learned there was not much awareness about it and it was poorly attended,” said Ringgold, an artist who also works full time.

Port Blakely’s story retold

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:09PM

Author to read from updated tale of timber trade. It takes a limber mind to imagine Blakely Harbor’s bustling plank roads, its busy rail lines, its dense forest of ship masts and the incessant buzz from the world’s largest lumber mill. The harbor of today is a serene place, lined by tall firs, low madronas and dotted by quiet waterfront homes. Nothing remains of the shipyard, the movie theater, saloon, church, hotel and Japanese bathhouses that lined the shore. Only a cement building that housed the mill’s machinery and a swath of blackened pilings hint at what once dominated the harbor.

Kiwanis club (re)cycles bikes for community

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:09PM

Old bikes find new life after a rejuvenating term in Purdy prison. A bicycle will usually get a person from point A to B, but they are also helping prison inmates learn valuable skills and, in staying out of landfills, providing wheels for people in the community who really need them.

News Roundup -- Gardeners grow students/Put on your thinking caps

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:09PM

Besides flowers and plants, the green thumbs at the Bainbridge Island Garden Club will be nurturing students of horticulture this year. “We wanted a way to have a funding program for youth in horticulture to pass on the love of the garden and growing to the younger generation,” member Liz Knobloch said.

Psst! Valentine’s Day’s almost here...

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:09PM

And two Bainbridge confectioners roll out a line of delicious, locally made chocolates. Labors of love don’t come any sweeter. Mary Kay Johncock and Linda Darley – who aim to enrobe the island with their handmade truffles – are betting their new business stays that way. Johncock first delved into chocolate making last April, at the behest of a former neighbor who wanted to savor a combination of chocolate and salt she had tasted before.

New condos and retail storefronts planned for Madison

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:09PM

The project would add 11 residential units and 2,900 sq. ft. of commercial space. Interested buyers are already calling about the 11 Italian-inspired condominiums that soon will replace a humble rambler on Madison Avenue. The Madison Avenue Villa mixed-use project will sprout up just north of Wyatt Way, next door to the Wyatt House retirement community.

Budget accord has city seeking more help

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:09PM

City Council approves additional funds to accomplish budgeted projects. Know any good engineers looking for a short-term gig? The city is looking for more help – temporary help, they want you to know – to help knock out a laundry list of projects during 2006. “It’s a one-time, clearinghouse year,” said Council Chair Bob Scales, of the council’s decision to supplement the 2006 budget with more than $556,000 to complete budgeted public works and other projects before year’s end. “And we won’t do it again next year.”

Come over to the library, as the crow flies

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:09PM

Imprinted by humans, Ed and Ebeneezer become avian teachers. Ebeneezer and Ed became teachers, but not by choice. It was about survival. Because the two crows had been kept by people as pets, they could no longer manage in the wild. “(Ed) doesn’t know he’s a crow. He was taken when he was too young as a baby,” said Elena Fox, volunteer wildlife rehabilitator at West Sound Wildlife Shelter, formerly the Island Wildlife Shelter.

He makes the natural world make sense

  • Jan 28, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:09PM

Bill Nye the Science Guy brings his brain to Bainbridge. It was the bees, not the birds, that turned young Bill Nye onto science. Nye watched them in his Washington, D.C., yard, fascinated by their movement. Hearing a theory that “bees don’t fly” was the beginning of his skeptical, scientific thinking.

News Roundup -- Bus fares go up on Feb. 1/Bowl ticket snatched up /Rescue was a tall order/

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:08PM

It’s official: Kitsap Transit bus fares go up Wednesday. Cash fares for regular routed bus service will increase from $1 to $1.25, and from 50 cents to 60 cents with a Reduced Fare ID. ACCESS and Dial-a-Ride fares will increase from $1 to $1.50. Passes go up to $31.50 for a regular monthly pass and $15 for a reduced fare pass.

Puddin’ on the ritz

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:08PM

Put on the apron – a bread pudding bake-off will raise money for Helpline. It started with a friendly conversation about bread pudding and ended up a full-blown competition. At Winslow’s Island Gallery, Susan Roth and Jack Nunn fell into a “who makes the best bread pudding” verbal volley, but never put it to the test.

With trendy comes spendy

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:08PM

Demand for island homes shows no sign of slowing down, and prices keep rising. While the national housing market is showing signs of slowing down after a fast-paced year, the Bainbridge market is still picking up speed. “I expect the market to be strong in ’06,” said Lois Boubong, a realtor at Prudential’s Winslow office, who recently completed an analysis of the island’s housing market. “No bubble is going to burst anytime soon.”

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