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News Roundup -- BHS science position filled/New staff at Youth Services/Mills to lead endowment

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:12PM

The Bainbridge Island School District has hired Tom Zuzelski as a physics and physical science teacher at Bainbridge High School, pending formal approval by the school board. Zuzelski will join the teaching staff on Feb. 22. He will fill the post vacated by Charles “Pat” Murphy, who was fired by the district last week. Murphy faces charges of possession of child pornography.

Balance, then move forward

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:12PM

The playing field is level (if a bit jerky) for young unicyclists. Cycling past with hands linked, three boys on unicycles jerkily swoop past another lad who’s juggling. Still others jump rope atop a Saturn-shaped pogo ball. David Walker, Ordway Elementary School gym teacher, is the circus ringleader.

Downtown in line for infusion of state money

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:12PM

A new B&O tax credit could boost Winslow’s revitalization efforts. Will Langemack watched downtown Yakima suffer a slow bleed for decades. “It used to be vital,” the Bainbridge architect said of his hometown. “You lived, worked, ate, slept, shopped there. It had spirit. “Then everything left.”

Holman named to District Court bench

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:12PM

Kate Carruthers is among those who may seek his old post at Municipal Court. From drunk drivers to spouse abusers to meth addicts, Judge Steve Holman has heard 16 years’ worth of the island’s grittiest stories in his Rolling Bay courthouse. Now Holman’s poised to take on the entire county’s grit.

Holman named to District Court bench

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:12PM

Kate Carruthers is among those who may seek his old post at Municipal Court. From drunk drivers to spouse abusers to meth addicts, Judge Steve Holman has heard 16 years’ worth of the island’s grittiest stories in his Rolling Bay courthouse. Now Holman’s poised to take on the entire county’s grit.

News Roundup -- Wreck still under wraps/New biz(s) at Harbor Square/WSF seeks input on yard

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:12PM

A one-car accident on Sportsman Club Road that left a young driver and passenger in critical condition over the weekend remains under investigation, police said Tuesday. Details of the crash, reported at 3:30 a.m. Saturday, were sketchy this week.

Tales of 9/11

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:12PM

Islander Earl Johnson recounts his escape from the towers in a new book. “Bearing witness” is how Earl Johnson honors those whose lives were fractured or lost in the 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Johnson, a former Wall Street banking and brokerage professional, was working on the 51st floor of the North Tower when the first plane hit. As he descended the stairs to safety, he passed first responders on the way up. The happiness he felt seeing them and, later, the impact of their bravery sent him on a life-changing course.

Pair busted in meth sting

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:11PM

Two island residents were arrested Thursday at a Hyla Avenue home in connection with the possession and sale of methamphetamines. Bainbridge Police arrested a 51-year-old man for allegedly selling meth during a sting operation. Police served a search warrant at the man’s home and seized additional drugs and paraphernalia, including scales and packaging materials. A 53-year-old man was also arrested at the home on meth possession charges, and both were booked at the Kitsap County Jail on felony drug charges.

Foot ferries may have island future

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:11PM

Local leaders envision a short route crossing Eagle Harbor.

New commercial project planned

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:11PM

The architect hopes the 10-office complex will look ‘like it had been there forever.’ With a courtyard, fountain and stone accents, the two-story office building set to break ground this summer on Wyatt Way is a throwback to styles a century and a continent away. “It’s not going to be your regular, cookie-cutter box,” said Cihan Anisoglu, the architect designing the 10,000-square -foot Wyatt Way Courtyard Offices project. “I wanted it to be interesting and look like the cool old buildings I’ve seen in Copenhagen, France and Turkey.”

Coming to your mailbox: a property tax bill

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:11PM

The annual ‘love letter’ from Kitsap County was mailed out Valentine’s Day. How much do your local and county governments love you? Let them count the ways. Valentine’s Day brings with it the annual pink-enveloped love letter, a.k.a. your property tax bill, from the county treasurer’s office. And if you’re the owner of a home at Bainbridge Island’s median assessed valuation – that would be $443,245 this year – the county wants to be smothered with $4,355 smackeroos.

The family that satays together

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:11PM

Sawan Thai opens at Lynwood Center, an offspring of the popular Sawatdy. Few restaurants open to busy nights. But Sawan Thai Kitchen has an island lineage others don’t enjoy. Sawan Thai Kitchen, which opened this month at Lynwood Center, comes from the same cooking tradition as the popular Sawatdy Thai Cuisine at Island Center. That’s not surprising as the entrepreneur is San and Lani Tran’s son, 35-year-old Minh Tran.

News Roundup -- Local cinema this weekend

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:11PM

Spearheading the Celluloid Bainbridge Film Festival for all of its eight years, Kathleen Thorne has seen a lot, yet she’s always amazed at the quality of the offerings. “I’m astonished at the variety and skill of Bainbridge filmmakers,” Thorne said, “especially from the teens.”

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.

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