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Aloha means summer polo

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:31PM

The Hawaii tournament brings out the top teams worldwide. The Team Ray and Lady Ray water polo teams learned a humbling lesson last week in Hawaii. Perennial powerhouses at home, they faced much tougher competition in exhibition matches in the Aloha State. “We got worked pretty good,” senior Michael Stephen-McRae said. “It has sort of been a tradition for water polo to go there and get beaten up.”

Studio Mandala, exercising body and soul

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:31PM

Nia, PACE training bring in ladies young and old. Women of all ages soft-step to energetic music beating from speakers. Students of “Nia,” they gently reach, push and stretch their arms from side to side to the teacher’s instructions: “Gather.” “Wrap.” “Push it out of your way.” For instructor Colette DeWitt, it’s imagination that drives her movements and those of her students.

News Roundup -- Public Works secures loans/Preservation status OK’d

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:31PM

The city has been awarded two more ultra-low-interest loans from the state Public Works Trust Fund, officials announced this week. A loan of $3.618 million was awarded for upgrades to the Winslow wastewater treatment plant, with a second loan of $782,000 for construction of a new decant facility for processing ditch spoils at the Vincent Road transfer station. Both projects had previously received design loans through the fund.

News Roundup -- Accident spate doesn’t let up/Bicyclists at end of journey

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:31PM

A surge of serious traffic accidents continued Monday and early Tuesday, when a teenage driver struck a bicyclist on High School Road, and a young man was injured in a collision with a tree on Blakely Avenue.

Cleverley, Henden square off in GOP primary -- Candidate profiles

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:31PM

The winner faces Democrat incumbent Chris Endresen. Two North Kitsap Republicans are vying to face incumbent Democrat Chris Endresen in the race for the Kitsap County Commission’s north-end seat. The Sept. 14 primary will decide which Republican – electrician Scott Henden or attorney Matthew Cleverley – will move on to November’s general election.

Internment lessons stir protest

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:31PM

Parents cite an anti-government bias in the year-old program at Sakai School. Lessons to sixth-graders on the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II have inspired the objections of some island parents, who told the school board last week that the curriculum borders on “propaganda.” Parent Mary Dombrowski and several others appeared before the school board last week to criticize “Leaving Our Island,” a social studies unit developed by long-time Sakai Intermediate School teacher Marie Marrs with a $17,000 grant from the Washington Civil Liberties Public Education program.

DeGard, Mahaffay vie in primary -- Candidate profiles

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:31PM

The winner faces Sherry Appleton for a state House seat. Two Republicans are vying for a state House seat left wide open as Rep. Phil Rockefeller makes a bid for the state Senate. Frank Mahaffay, a Bremerton realtor and Navy veteran, will square off against Kingston business design specialist Paulette DeGard for Rockefeller’s 23rd District, Position 1 seat in the state House.

Lace ’em up and start running

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:31PM

Cross country looks for balance. Where cross country is concerned, the word “tryouts” is out of place. More appropriate would be “turnouts” – everyone with the will to run makes the team, and the real competition is not between individuals, but within them. “It’s you against yourself,” cross country assistant coach Cindy Beck said, “even though you’re running as a team.”

Robinson vs. Wade for parks -- Candidate profiles

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:31PM

Program analyst Kirk Robinson and architect John Wade are running for the position 5 post on the proposed Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park and Recreation District board. Robinson serves on the board of the present park district; the new board will only be created if voters approve formation of a metropolitan park district on the Sept. 14 ballot.

Sports Round -- Tryouts for select fastpitch/Classes open up for junior rowers/Girls hoops league seeks new players/Red Storm blows into town/10K Blackberry run

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:30PM

The 14U Bainbridge Blazers fastpitch softball team is looking to add players for the 2005 season. If you are interested and were born after Dec. 31, 1989, come to tryouts from 4-6 p.m. Sept. 26 at Strawberry Hill Park. The 2004 team completed a very successful first year at the 14U level and will be fielding a highly competitive team this next season.

Ready to show the naysayers

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:30PM

With a skilled offense, the Sparts are poised to surprise the Metro League. A disappointing three-win, seven-loss season that earned the Spartan football team a share of last place in the Metro League’s Mountain Division didn’t impress head coach Andy Grimm’s peers, who’ve forecast a similar fate for this year’s team. And that’s fine with Grimm.

Kickers earn 1-1 draw with NK

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:30PM

Different year. Same result. The Bainbridge Spartans and North Kitsap girls’ soccer teams settled for a tie Tuesday, with the annual Agate Passage battle ending knotted at one apiece. The teams’ non-league debut ended last year with the same score.

It’s all about fundamentals

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:30PM

Rachel Scott reflects on her Olympic effort. Since joining the first girls’ water polo team at Bainbridge High School, Rachel Scott has gone far, reaching Athens this past summer. Scott went to the 2000 Sydney Olympics as an alternate on the women’s water polo team, the first time women competed in Olympic water polo; she’s back on the island after serving as assistant coach to the women’s team in Athens.

Moving in, moving up for special needs

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:30PM

Students are learning life skills with a Winslow apartment. Barbara Brewis is looking for volunteers to unload the dishwasher. The circle of young people ensconced in comfortable chairs ringing the small living room don’t exactly leap to their feet with enthusiasm. It’s a scene one might see duplicated in other island homes. What makes this exchange unique is that the family setting – an apartment in the Eagle’s Nest complex – is really a classroom, where students who qualify for special education services are learning skills to live independently.

Sports Roundup -- Home pool advantage for Sparts at Relays/Kickers down C. Kitsap, 5-2

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:30PM

The familiar waters of Ray Williamson Pool held the Spartan girls swim and dive team in a warm embrace Saturday. The girls opened their season by winning the 17th annual Spartan Relays in six-way competition. Bainbridge won seven of 10 events to earn 61 points, followed by Snohomish with 53, South Kitsap (41), Marysville-Pilchuck (26), Central Kitsap (20) and Sehome (18).

Spartans rout Nathan Hale, 56-10

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:30PM

The Bainbridge defense holds the Raiders to just 24 total yards. Talk about your shock and awe. The Spartan gridders scored on six straight possessions in the first half, running up a 43-point halftime lead en route to a 56-10 thumping of visiting Nathan Hale at Memorial Stadium on Friday. What looked like it might be a fight – Hale ran the opening kick back 91 yards for a touchdown, then recovered a fumble on the ensuing kickoff to put the Spartans on their heels – soon turned into a beating instead.

Sports Roundup -- Harriers romp in season’s first run/Rice, Lindquist win Blackberry Run

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:30PM

Both Spartan cross country teams galloped to victory in their season-opening, four-way meet against Ingraham, Cleveland and Chief Sealth at Seattle’s Lower Woodland Park on Thursday. “All the kids did really well,” assistant coach Cindy Beck said. “Nearly everyone had a personal best.”

Golfers open season with win

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:30PM

Austin Hurt claims match medalist honors with par over nine holes. Junior Austin Hurt shot par over nine holes Monday, leading the Spartan golfers to a season-opening win at Wing Point. Hurt carded a 35, shooting a bogie on the hilly fourth hole, a birdie on No. 7, and par the rest of the way to earn match medalist honors.

Voters to see fireworks ban advisory vote

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:30PM

Complaints, safety concerns result in call for ban on fireworks by fire marshals. A countywide fireworks ban will be put to the voters this fall, a decision that could change how Kitsap celebrates Independence Day. The ballot measure will be an advisory, with no legislative consequence. Instead, the results will be used to gauge public opinion as to how – or whether – to enact such legislation. It would be up to Kitsap County Commissioners and councils in the incorporated cities to decide whether to go ahead with a ban.

News Roundup -- Class of ’54 to reunite/Veterans to be honored/$50K in city funds available

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:30PM

If school spirit means keeping in touch with your old classmates, then Bainbridge High School’s class of 1954 has it in spades. Former classmates are returning to Bainbridge for a three-day, 50th reunion this Friday, coming from as far away as Texas, New York, Florida, Wisconsin and Michigan.

A lifetime in jazz improvisation

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:30PM

Marc Seales opens the Speakers Forum. Marc Seales’ tales of jazz hits the right note for the seventh season of the Library Speakers Forum, Sept. 19. A jazz lumminary who, after playing piano with the greats recently struck out on his own, Seales speaks about the changing role of jazz in American culture. Seales, who teaches at University of Washington, but “came up” playing music at local Seattle venues, has witnessed decades of jazz history and has a nonacademic take on an improvisational form.

At home on many islands, and one

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:30PM

Bainbridge’s Filipino-American community shares its stories on Sunday. The event is billed as a panel discussion, but it’s likely to turn into a party. The history of the island’s Filipino-American population is the subject of a first-ever presentation, sponsored by the Bainbridge Island Historical Society, Sept. 19 at the Filipino-American Hall. The building is at the heart of that community’s history, hosting scores of lively celebrations over the years.

Peters, Gallagher vie for PCO position

  • Aug 25, 2004 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 5:30PM

Democrat activists run to serve island’s Tolo precinct. Precinct Committee Officers are elected to serve two-year terms for their party in neighborhood-size zones. PCOs encourage party involvement, typically through phone calls, events organizing and doorbelling. PCOs also vote for their party’s county leaders and nominate candidates for vacated posts on the county commission and state Legislature.

Keeping an eye on the hurricane

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:29PM

Catastrophic storms are Randy de Armond Dilday’s inspiration. For Randy De Armond Dilday, this season of back-to-back hurricanes could hardly be called an ill wind. The islander’s debut novel “Cat 5,” a thriller about a severe hurricane, hit bookstore shelves just as Ivan roared into Alabama last week. It’s his good fortune that this storm season resembles his book about increased storms from climate change, a volume five years in the making.

New colors for discerning palates

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:29PM

A wine and cheese shop comes to town. Tired of making weekly trips to Pike Place in Seattle for gourmet cheese, Stephen and Jennifer Moreton decided to open their own shop. “There isn’t true gourmet cheese in all of Kitsap County,” Stephen Moreton said. “There are cheeses, but they are all prepackaged. “Cheese stays fresher in big blocks.”

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