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News Roundup -- Dale to lead kids’ museum/New cancer event planned/Second teen charged

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:24PM

Cheryl Dale has been chosen as executive director of the new Children’s Museum on Bainbridge Island, the organization’s board announced Monday. Dale brings strong leadership and over 21 years of sales and marketing and business and program development experience to the Children’s Museum, the board said.

Congregation plans to shore up historic building

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:24PM

Eagle Harbor parishioners will begin a fund drive in January. With its iconic steeple and simple beauty, Eagle Harbor Congregational Church has served as a downtown landmark, house of worship and public meeting place for more than a century. But the historic structure is beginning to show signs of age.

Future of farm in city’s hands

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:24PM

The council decides tonight whether to buy the Bentryn land. Eating foods birthed from island soil offers the truest connection to the land, winemaker Gerard Bentryn said as he trudged the wet ground of his Day Road East farm. The vegetables and fruits growing around him can transform the very cells and fibers of an island resident, drawing them closer to their home, he believes.

Tech levy promises whiz-bang for all grades

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:24PM

Instructors would integrate computers with their teaching. Teachers who use high-tech tools in their classrooms wowed the Bainbridge Island school board Thursday night with a demonstration of what the latest doodads can do. Their goal: to get the board to think big when it comes to putting a technological levy before the voters on May 17. Board members are in the midst of deciding what kind of technological improvements are needed, while considering how much the taxpayers will approve.

News Roundup -- ‘Congress’ gives a report

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:24PM

The word of the day: woofnerf. The Dutch term suggests a place where motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians achieve equilibrium and peer status in the pecking order of transportation. “And it actually works,” said Dana Berg, a downtown furniture store owner. “And the key is, traffic goes very slowly.

Pub expansion upsets neighbors

  • Dec 11, 2004 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 5:24PM

Condo dwellers turn out to oppose plans for a larger establishment. Everybody loves “the Pub.” Unless, it seems, they live next door to it. Neighbors’ discontent with the popular eatery and watering hole flowed as freely as happy-hour ale Thursday evening, at a three-and-a-half-hour hearing on a proposed expansion of the waterfront establishment.

Health forces superintendent to take leave

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:23PM

Ken Crawford will be out for up to 11 weeks for surgery, recuperation. On doctor’s orders, Bainbridge school Superintendent Ken Crawford will take an 11-week leave of absence to deal with persistent health problems. The schools’ chief is scheduled for surgery after the holidays to repair a large-incision hernia that occurred as a result of a surgical procedure last summer.

Driver sentenced in girl’s death

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:23PM

The hearing is emotional for family, friends. A juvenile court judge Tuesday sentenced a 14-year-old island girl to up to 36 weeks in detention for the death of Sarah Gillette, 16, killed in a car crash Aug. 23. Judge Russell W. Hartman said that the teen driver – who had previously pleaded guilty to vehicular homicide and driving without a license – was not the only one to make “a string of bad choices on the night” of the crash that killed Gillette and injured seven other teens.

Parking supply, demand debated

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:23PM

Lot owners and managers say they and consumers will be hurt by a hike. Santa might find bicycles and bus passes topping wish lists from Bainbridge Islanders this year. With daily parking lot fees set to crack the $10 mark in 2005 if a city resolution passes, some commuters are pondering ways to cut costs. Some might drop the morning stop at the espresso stand, while others may arrange a carpool with friends.

City fetes park purchase -- News Roundup

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:23PM

More than 60 volunteers and public officials gathered in City Hall Thursday evening, to fete public purchase of 22 acres of the former Wyckoff property on Bill Point and a new federal grant to help pay for more land still. Dan Silver, trustee overseeing the Wyckoff land, signed over a deed for the western half of the 50-acre property to the city and the Bainbridge Island Park and Recreation District.

Sides can’t agree on location of haul-out facility

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:23PM

Citizens, WSF are at odds over siting of future boat yard on Eagle Harbor. With a bright yellow highlighter in hand, Rachel Smith cut out a swath of the Washington State Ferries maintenance yard. Her figure enveloped parking spaces, storage areas and one small corner, marked in black ink, that ferry representatives had offered moments earlier as their preference for a future public boat yard.

Liveaboards fear ‘extinction’

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:23PM

Harbor-dwellers defend their lifestyle as state mandates begin to encroach.There aren’t too many people on Bainbridge Island with a handshake like Dave Ullin’s. His hands are thick, massive and worn from years of hammering boats together on the Duwamish River, salvaging logs on the Alaskan coast and, for the last 20 years, living a spartan life aboard his old gray tugboat in Eagle Harbor. Without faucets, plumbing, light bulbs or a refrigerator, Ullin spends much of his time hauling water, wood, potatoes, soup bones and bundles of winter kale he grows in a friend’s garden.

Franz benefit raises $10K -- News Roundup

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:23PM

Islanders raised $10,780 for injured bicyclist Ernie Franz by attending a benefit concert at Grace Episcopal Church. “I am just thrilled, just blown away by it,” said Stephen Bryant, violinist, who presented Franz with the proceeds on Saturday.

Tourism eyed for lodging revenue

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:23PM

Use the tax monies to bring in new visitors, a committee says. Magazine ads, kiosks and visitors guides are a few spending recommendations issued by the city’s Lodging Tax Advisory Committee Monday to support tourism on the island. The city collects tax on overnight lodging, dropping it into a special fund to support and promote recreational travel to the island. The city expects to increase the current balance of $15,000 to about $65,000 by the end of next year.

Subsidy question lingers in mobile home park deal

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:23PM

Was there a market for extra density downtown? Opinions vary. Residents and city officials involved in the recent purchase of the Islander Mobile Home Park are defending the city’s role in the transaction, and dispute estimates by some council members that the deal cost the city millions in lost revenue.

Council doles service funds -- News Roundup

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:23PM

The City Council doled out almost $110,000 to community groups Monday, washing its hands of the task for future budget processes. Some groups received half of their funding request for the 2005 budget, but expressed satisfaction with their allotment.

Slain girls were recent islanders

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:23PM

The sisters are remembered by former teachers as bright and outgoing. Growing up on Bainbridge Island, sisters Hayley and Kelsey Byrne were “happy-go-lucky” girls whose sunny dispositions could never predict their tragic deaths, friends of the family say. “They were bright, athletic and outgoing, truly two of the most wonderful children,” said Janice Pedersen of Hazel Creek Montessori, where the girls went to day-care and preschool. “Their parents did such a good job of bringing them along, of putting the children first.” Pedersen and other friends are still grappling with the news of the girls’ deaths Monday, apparently at the hand of their father in a murder-suicide.

Business leaders urge LM changes

  • Nov 27, 2004 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 5:23PM

The move would diversify the range of companies in light industrial areas. Business leaders and educators this week applauded a proposal to diversify light manufacturing zones, allowing more knowledge-based businesses and schools to move in. “This will loosen the rules and attract tech companies, software developers, researchers and other uses that are perfect for the island,” said Kevin Dwyer, executive director of the Chamber of Commerce, at a Tuesday hearing before the City Council.

Parks may acquire first four open space parcels

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:22PM

The city is poised to hand over 70 acres of forests and beaches to the Bainbridge Island Park and Recreation District, gift-wrapped with nearly $100,000 in cash for trails and other improvements. “I’m very excited,” said parks board chair Tom Swolgaard. “Some are already open for use, but others will need some work.”

Council irked by fine print on deal

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:22PM

The City Council demanded greater transparency in deal-making Monday, after learning that a recent agreement may have cost the city millions in potential revenues. Some councilors said they were unaware of vital financial details of the city’s agreement to help residents of the Islander Mobile Home Park purchase their homes. “There was a huge cost to the city we didn’t know about,” said Councilman Bob Scales. “The impact of the decision made with the mobile home park will last for many years.”

Council moves to hike parking fees

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:22PM

A proposed fee increase in downtown parking lots could boost rates by $3 a day and pave the way for better roads, more bike paths and safer walkways. The City Council voted Wednesday to raise the daily parking fee at the city’s ferry terminal lot from $7.25 to $10 and to double the commercial parking tax. The increased tax would mean a private lot charging $8 per day would likely increase rates to about $11, said the proposal’s author, Councilman Bob Scales.

Mooring plan stirs liveaboards' passions

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:22PM

Liveaboards swarmed ashore Tuesday night to pack City Hall and declare their opposition to proposed fees and regulations affecting their free, wayfaring lifestyle. “Freedom is a big issue for us,” said Eagle Harbor liveaboard Mike Martin. “We have a sense of purpose: It’s to be free and outside the current system. You need to understand us as people. That’s how it works out there.”

Council agrees to land swap

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:22PM

Gain a prime piece of Eagle Harbor shoreline for a forgotten backwater lot. City Council members laughed at the notion they wouldn’t unanimously approve such a swap. “This is one of those rubber-stamp opportunities,” joked Councilwoman Christine Rolfes before the council approved trading four-fifths of John Nelson Park for the strawberry plant property at the foot of Weaver Road.

Klasky to lead IslandWood -- News Roundup

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:22PM

Ben Klasky has been named executive director of the IslandWood outdoor learning center. Klasky, who begins his new assignment in January, will replace retiring director Carole Grisham. Klasky was chosen from among hundreds of candidates who were screened for the position through a nation-wide search and will be moving to Bainbridge Island to make his home, IslandWood said.

Drugs, guns seized

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:22PM

Bainbridge Island Police seized loaded guns, drugs, stolen jewelry and a pipe bomb in raids on two island homes Monday. Officers also arrested four adults on felony drug, stolen property and illegal weapons charges, police said.

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