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Allen Strange knows the score

  • Mar 8, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:16PM

And the score, in turn, looks strange. The way island composer Allen Strange manipulates sounds in his computer is much like a graphic artist tweaking an image into something new, or juxtaposing bits of one over another. “Once you get a sound in the computer you can do a lot, so it’s very much like sculpting,” said Strange, explaining how he changes pitch, duration, volume and timbre, or even morphing two sounds, say a wolf howl and a soprano’s voice into one.

News Roundup -- Rockefeller bills advance/Money talks at breakfast/Stake claim for home show

  • Mar 8, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:16PM

Sen. Phil Rockefeller’s efforts to clean up Puget Sound found favor in the state Senate Monday. The Bainbridge Democrat drew wide support in the Senate’s approval of two bills that would make it easier to remove abandoned boats and prevent oil spills.

Rolfes stepping up to challenge Woods

  • Mar 8, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:16PM

The council alum promises a nonpartisan approach to tackling the state’s problems. Former councilwoman Christine Rolfes is pledging a nonpartisan approach to improving state education and health care as she embarks on a campaign for the state Legislature. “I think I’m good at moving things forward and pulling people together,” Rolfes said Monday.

Revised ethics program drawing mixed reviews

  • Mar 8, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:16PM

Backers want a proposed ‘ethics board’ to have authority over City Hall workers, too. The City Council agreed “in principle” with a revised city ethics program on Monday, eliciting both praise and disappointment from proponents of greater government accountability.

Reclamation station

  • Mar 8, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:16PM

The transmitter building at Battle Point Park is getting an extreme makeover. When park officials recently needed to store some rolled-up gym mats somewhere dry, they hauled the mats out to Battle Point Park and threw them in the old transmitter building. To understand why that’s funny, one has to have waded through the building in the not too distant past.

Jazz chanteuse Matassa returns to island

  • Mar 4, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:15PM

She hasn’t been back since leaving BHS to start her singing career. Since trading schoolbooks for a microphone, Greta Matassa has made her living as a singer. “I’ve never had a straight job,” said Matassa, whose name is well-known on the Pacific Northwest jazz circuit. Matassa’s parents were big jazz fans and from early on, she was, too.

Rain or shine, Sakai weather station sees it

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:15PM

A new system went up this week, with island weather now available online. On an early morning on a Bainbridge roadway, a driver lost control of his car and someone died. The driver said the road was icy, but by the time police arrived on the scene, the temperature had warmed up. Was the driver telling the truth?

Some thrive, some just get by -- Rose

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:15PM

Jon Rose loves small towns so much, he runs one – it’s called Port Gamble. Jon Rose knows a little something about breathing new life into small towns. The island resident is, after all, the president of one. “Port Gamble was rotting five years ago,” said Rose, who leads Olympic Property Group, the company that owns the former mill town. “But we’ve tripled Port Gamble’s financial health in the past five years. We’ve done that by a real focused effort and centered revitalization around a theme.”

Some thrive, some just get by -- Pearson

  • Mar 4, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:15PM

For Jean Pearson, it’s a challenge to stay put on an island steadily going upscale. Years spent sliding along with the island’s tides scuffed but never broke the old glass plate on Jean Pearson’s windowsill. “It’s like me – a castaway,” Pearson said. She held up the Depression-era plate, where innumerable scrapes and scratches cast the sunlight in a hazy, green glow.

News Roundup -- Local anti-war vigil to be held/Toes tapping to folk music/Dillon featured at Seabold/Cancer event in the works/Islander to face Woods

  • Mar 4, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:15PM

Bainbridge Island Women in Black will join Women Say No to War in a special vigil to bring an end to the war in Iraq. Community residents are invited to stand with Women in Black from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. March 8 at Highway 305 and Winslow Way. The day marks International Women’s Day and the fourth anniversary of Bainbridge Island Women in Black.

Where to put all those future islanders?

  • Mar 4, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:15PM

A new citizen group looks at zoning and infrastructure for the ‘2025’ growth study. Imagine 6,900 more people on Bainbridge Island – year round, not just on the Fourth of July. That’s the challenge facing the new 13-member Growth Advisory Committee, charged with tackling how best to accommodate the new islanders for which the community must plan. Bainbridge’s estimated population in 2025: 28,660.

News Roundup -- Bus clobbered, students OK/Account set up for siblings/Hearing on ferry fare hike/School names finance panels/Eating Awareness Week Slated

  • Feb 25, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:15PM

No students were injured when a school bus taking middle school basketball players to an off-island game was rear-ended by a dump truck near Port Angeles Thursday. The Woodward Middle School seventh- and eighth-grade girls basketball teams were en route to a game in Forks when the collision occurred, school district officials said.

The vanishing face of the Emerald Isle

  • Feb 25, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:15PM

Islander Beth Nyberg captures images of the Irish countryside. The Emerald Isle cast a spell over Beth Nyberg before she even saw it. Irish on both sides, she absorbed a love for her ancestry at her maternal grandfather’s knee. In Ireland, she says, “I feel like I’m whole.” Nyberg is a professional horsewoman and photographer who earned a degree in riding instruction in the land of leprechauns.

Looking for an island’s wisdom

  • Feb 25, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:15PM

There’s a backyard cherry tree that island resident Rod Stevens says exemplifies why he and others formed Islandwise, a new group aimed at defining the essential qualities that make Bainbridge the community it is. “I’m looking at it right now,” Stevens said from his Oddfellows Road home. “It was one of the originals planted here. It’s 105 years old. It’s pretty cool because it hasn’t been covered in a Northgate Mall, suburban sprawl. That’s pretty wonderful.”

What’s keeping you on Bainbridge? -- Ritchie and LeMaster

  • Feb 25, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:15PM

The Ritchie and LeMaster clan fancy themselves the island’s rednecks. Patti Ritchie and Jeanie LeMaster aren’t your typical Bainbridge couple, but few have deeper roots in the island’s soil. “We always tell people we’re the ones in the double-wide on ‘Garbage Dump Road,’” said Ritchie, sitting in the living room of a surprisingly spacious mobile home on Vincent Road.

What’s keeping you on Bainbridge? -- Atwater

  • Feb 25, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:14PM

For islander Jean Atwater, home is where quiet, unpretentious people are. Jean Atwater’s brush strokes are a reminder of the many places she’s roamed. Her apartment walls are adorned with the grasslands of middle America, overpasses near Spokane and a sun-drenched steeple in Greece.

Savor a teatime for the soul

  • Mar 1, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:14PM

Roby King Galleries offers art to go with the reflective drink. A calming ritual, a social occasion, a reflective time, a warming drink. Tea in all its expressions gathers on Friday at Roby King Galleries. Visitors can experience special moments with tea, both captured in art and the ritual of brewing and drinking at First Fridays, from 6 to 8 p.m. on March 3, when Roby King Galleries opens an exhibition of “Visual Tea Stories” with works by six artists.

Establishing trust, lifting people from poverty

  • Mar 1, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:14PM

Cross Sound establishes ties with a Mexican community. Fourteen families were barely surviving on 2,000 acres no one wanted in Chiapas, Mexico. The village of Nuevo San Pedrito was like an island in an unfriendly sea of ethnically different neighbors. But bridges are being built, starting with one from Bainbridge Island. “We’re building trust and relationships,” said Roland Gonzalez, who is team leader of the project between San Pedrito and Bainbridge Island’s Cross Sound Church.

Bischoff follows his muse to new medium

  • Mar 1, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:14PM

The legendary island drummer celebrates music through silkscreen. Korum Bischoff found a musical outlet in a most unusual place: his laundry room. A year ago, the island’s noted percussionist quit his band, the Dead Science, and became a full-time graphic artist.

Tom Tyner drank his way through town...

  • Mar 1, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:14PM

...And that’s a lot of lattes, but it began his now-storied career as a local columnist. Beware the eyes and ears of Tom Tyner. By day he’s an attorney for a nonprofit group, but day or night he’s on the prowl for funny material for his weekly Review column, “The Latte Guy.” And the island is filled with it.

Caucuses draw nigh

  • Mar 1, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:14PM

Kitsap GOP, Democrats set to fire up the party aparatus. The precinct caucus. It’s the root of American politics where decisions are made that can affect not only neighborhoods, but the state and nation. And while presidential election year caucuses get a lot of attention, there’s still some weight behind off-year events, such as the ones planned in April around Kitsap County.

News Roundup -- Cabin work logs progress/Help sought on city roads

  • Mar 1, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:14PM

Old saws cut them down and a horse team hauled them out. Now more able hands are needed to strip and clean the fresh logs that will soon replace the rotting ones sagging in the walls of Camp Yeomalt’s cabin. “Log de-barking is a high priority now,” said local historian Jerry Elfendahl, who has led Team Yeomalt’s restoration of the 71-year-old cabin at Camp Yeomalt Park.

80-home Lynwood plan taking shape

  • Mar 1, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:14PM

The project would put new commercial space fronting the road. While restoration of Lynwood Center’s signature mansion is the neighborhood’s most visible sign of change, a related project could bring 80 new homes to the hillside around it. The so-called Blossom Hill development would put 65 single-family homes in an “upper village” immediately north and east of the restaurant.

More than a fresh coat of paint

  • Mar 1, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:14PM

The historic Olson mansion at Lynwood gets an extreme makeover. As kids, Bill Nelson and his pals used to slip out the back door of the Lynwood Theatre, dash across the street, and sneak around the darkened grounds of the hillside mansion above. They weren’t up to mischief, but there was just something mysterious about the grand old home that fired the young imagination.

City taking a stand for old trees

  • Mar 1, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:13PM

A new program is highlighting ‘heritage’ specimens islandwide. She’s a bit gnarled with age and her family’s long since been uprooted. Yet, she still bears fruit every summer, blooms white every spring and reminds all who care to pay attention that downtown Winslow was once a sprawling apple orchard.

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