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- Jun 17, 2010 at 4:40PM
But this summer, Henry is joining the effort to support Project Backpack – a fundraiser that eases the financial burden on island families – with his illustrations.
- Jun 11, 2010 at 12:00PM updated Jun 16, 2010 at 2:41PM
A pelican, the bird emblazoned on the Louisiana state flag, is drenched in oil. The thick muck hanging and dripping from its stained and scarred feathers may be the lasting visual legacy of the tragic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The spill has left more than 1,000 birds in need of care. Should birds face the same kind of contamination in the Puget Sound they had nowhere to go. West Sound Wildlife Shelter, a Bainbridge-based animal care facility, is preparing itself to care for birds damaged by oil and other pollutants. The nonprofit organization is in the process of creating a long-term care facility for waterfowl, the only one on the west side of the Sound. The facility will aid birds that are injured, poisoned or contaminated by other materials. It can also function as a care facility should a large oil spill occur in the Puget Sound.
- Jun 12, 2010 at 6:00PM updated Jun 15, 2010 at 10:34AM
- Jun 10, 2010 at 4:00PM updated Jun 15, 2010 at 10:34AM
The Bainbridge Schools Foundation's Keep Our Island Schools Strong campaign has raised $130,000 in donations, pledges and matching money, the school district announced Thursday.
- Jun 10, 2010 at 4:00PM updated Jun 15, 2010 at 10:33AM
The Bainbridge Island School District board of directors reaffirmed its goal of keeping taxes stable while balancing the option of a levy lid lift with its expiring technology levy at its meeting Wednesday.
Bainbridge Council approves budget plan for Winslow Way construction project and 90 percent design for Strawberry Plant Park
- Jun 9, 2010 at 8:00PM updated Jun 15, 2010 at 10:33AM
The city moved a step closer this week to finally embarking on two of its most ambitious and controversial projects – fixing Winslow Way’s deteriorating underground utilities and restoring the shoreline at Strawberry Plant Park.
- Jun 9, 2010 at 7:00AM updated Jun 15, 2010 at 10:33AM
- Jun 7, 2010 at 5:00PM updated Jun 15, 2010 at 10:33AM
Monday kicked off filing week for potential candidates for the 2010 election. Candidates have until Friday at 5 p.m. to insert themselves into the running for the Aug. 17 primary. Thus far, all local representatives have filed for re-election. And as of 4:30 p.m. Monday, State Rep. Christine Rolfes doesn't have an opponent. Rep. Sherry Appleton will be challenged by Pete DeBoer, a Kingston port commissioner.
- Jun 14, 2010 at 1:39PM
- Jun 11, 2010 at 1:00PM updated Jun 14, 2010 at 11:57AM
I am a resident of Island Terrace Apartments, of which Housing Resources Board (HRB) is the nonprofit partner. Island Terrace provides an affordable and pleasant home for me and my daughter. HRB is about supporting diverse and affordable housing on Bainbridge Island and so much more. They are about building community, and promoting healthy and independent living.
- Jun 11, 2010 at 1:00PM updated Jun 14, 2010 at 11:56AM
I had, for my entire life, thought that I lived in a country where governmental entities adhered to the moral concepts on which this country was founded. And specifically, a governmental entity that recognizes that they have a moral obligation to honor the wishes of a benevolent citizen who passed on to the public a gift of land for the establishment of a park (not a wildlife refuge).
- Jun 11, 2010 at 1:00PM updated Jun 14, 2010 at 11:55AM
Should the City Counsel decide to move forward with the proposed changes to what is now referred to as Strawberry Cannery Cove, it will make immeasurable changes to the daily routines my family has come to embrace.
- Jun 11, 2010 at 1:00PM updated Jun 14, 2010 at 11:52AM
In response to the June 4 letter, “City is going to ruin a great local park,” Strawberry Plant Park is not “an internationally known historic site.” The history of this site was largely unknown to even islanders until its history was shared during the park planning process. To state that it is internationally known is hyperbole.
- Jun 11, 2010 at 1:00PM updated Jun 14, 2010 at 11:51AM
Recently we did an event for PAWS of Bainbridge/North Kitsap. We gathered some prizes and gave raffle tickets to people who kindly dropped off donations of dog or cat food to our office on Sportsman Club Road. We are happy to say that the event was a success with over 1,000 pounds of food for PAWS donated.
- Jun 11, 2010 at 1:00PM updated Jun 14, 2010 at 11:20AM
One of the negative effects of a recession on an altruistic community such as a Bainbridge Island is that as local, state and federal monies dry up there’s a correlative increase in fundraising pressure to keep the established events and institutions afloat. And, of course, while competition escalates among those seeking help, people have fewer dollars to give despite the need being greater.
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- Jun 10, 2010 at 4:00PM updated Jun 11, 2010 at 10:59AM
After leading the state in scoring as a senior, Bainbridge alum Mariah Walk has continued her dominance at St. Mary’s College in Moraga, Calif.
- Jun 10, 2010 at 4:00PM updated Jun 11, 2010 at 10:08AM
A gaggle of 65 young girls gathered at BPA Monday and Tuesday nights, each awaiting the chance to sing, dance and charm her way into the coveted role of orphan. Wednesday’s cadre of 28 were the cream of the crop, called back to garner a role in Annie, BPA’s 2010 holiday season extravaganza.
- Jun 4, 2010 at 6:00PM updated Jun 11, 2010 at 9:06AM
A three-dimensional model of the new design for the Bainbridge Art Museum was unveiled during First Friday Art Walk (June 4) at the Discovery Center, site of the new museum on the corner of State Route 305 and Winslow Way.
- Jun 11, 2010 at 8:00AM
- Jun 4, 2010 at 7:00AM updated Jun 10, 2010 at 4:23PM
An opinion prepared by Inslee Best, Bainbridge Island’s contracted law firm, presumes that it would be legal for the city to transfer its water system to Kitsap Public Utility District without an election or bidding process. Former interim City Manager Lee Walton asked Inslee Best attorney Rod P. Kaseguma last month to review KPUD’s proposal given to the city. The proposal was general in nature and meant as a starting point for further discussion between the city and KPUD, which this week began a more in-depth, “due diligence” evaluation of the city’s water system.
- Jun 10, 2010 at 4:02PM
Boys and girls team coaches Bob Dwyer and Steve Nielsen are stepping down after successful tenures with the Bainbridge High School golf program.
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