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District, firefighters agree on contract

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:15PM

After 15 months of negotiations, the Bainbridge Island Fire District has reached tentative agreement on a contract with its uniformed firefighters.

City core falls short on density

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:15PM

Developer Kelly Samson wanted to put a very small project on a very small lot he owns on Wyatt Way, next to the Kass funeral home. He wanted underground parking, ground-floor offices and a few residential units. But if he built to the allowable density, he couldn’t provide the necessary parking spaces.

Emerald for a day

  • Mar 13, 2002 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 4:15PM

T.J. Faddis knows the difference between a jig and a reel because she plays both. The sprightly Faddis, who plays pennywhistle with Celtic Magic, the band performing March 16 on the eve of St. Patrick’s Day, said, “A jig tune has a rhythm that says ‘jiggety, jiggety jiggety jig. That’s 6/8, like a fast waltz. But a reel is in 2/4 time.”

Where did all the money go?

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:14PM

When Kevin Lawrence Millar graduated from Bainbridge High School in 1984, the student yearbook named him “biggest spender.” The yearbook was right. According to a papers filed in Seattle federal court, the man who shortened his name to Kevin Lawrence and the companies he founded spent almost all of the $91 million raised from investors. All told, court-appointed receiver Michael A. Grassmueck of Portland, Oregon, can only locate $52,000 in cash in bank accounts controlled by Lawrence-related companies, including Health Maintenance Corporation and Znetix of Bainbridge Island, and two partnerships known as Cascade Pointe, one based in Arizona and the other in the Caribbean island of Nevis.

School district to float facilities bond

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:14PM

The Bainbridge school district is taking pencil and paper to matters of hammer and nail. At issue: When in the 2002-03 time-frame should the board ask voters for money to finance capital-facilities construction and maintenance, and how much money should it seek.

Parks levy to head to voters in May

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:14PM

The Parks and Recreation District hopes that, for its funding levy, the second time’s a charm. It needs to be: if voters fail to approve the biannual maintenance and operation levy that funds the Park District by the end of the year, the district will run out of money.

Doctors dare to be different

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:14PM

You walk into the doctor’s office, and the receptionist greets you by name, and offers you coffee or hot chocolate. The magazines are current, but you don’t have time to begin reading them, because the doctor is waiting for you.

Vandals strike local business

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:14PM

Graffiti made an unwelcome appearance downtown Wednesday when Winslow Hardware and Mercantile was defaced. The front and side of the hardware store – an island institution for fifty years – was hit late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning with spray paint on the west and south sides of the building. Several planter boxes had been pushed from the overhanging facade on the building’s front.

Receiver Lists HMC/Znetix Assets

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:14PM

Like the $74 million that Bainbridge Island-based HMC and Znetix raised from investors, the additional $17 million later raised by related entities called Cascade Pointe has also disappeared, according to a preliminary inventory filed in Seattle federal court by the court-appointed receiver. All told, receiver Michael Grassmueck can only locate $67,00 cash in the various entities founded and controlled by Kevin L. Lawrence of Bainbridge Island. Lawrence and the various entities have been named as defendants in a civil suit filed by the federal Securities and Exchange Commission in what state regulators have called “the biggest home-grown securities fraud in Washington history.”

Island hit by rash of residential burglaries

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:14PM

Island homes have suffered a rash of residential burglaries in recent weeks, Bainbridge police say. “Earlier this year there was a lot of talk about someone getting into homes, and driving a white Cadillac,” said Bainbridge police Officer Steve Cain. “The same thing is happening again.”

BI cyclists and walkers unite

  • Mar 6, 2002 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 4:14PM

Bainbridge Island’s bicycle advocates want their wheels to be rolling, not spinning. Having twice developed island-wide plans for bicycle mobility that have gathered dust on the shelf, they want the new non-motorized transportation plan not only to be approved, but to be incorporated into the city’s Comprehensive Plan.

Friendship is the best medicine

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:13PM

The centerpiece of Felomina “Fely” Salanga’s Island Center living room is an arrangement of figures as bright and cheerful as the smiling Salanga herself. Two carved water buffalo prance before a low table covered with flowers that surround the tiny, painted figures of the Virgin and Christ child like a forest. The flowers make a multi-colored carpet for the large statue wearing red satin and a straw hat – Santo Nino, the childrens’ saint.

To err and to forgive is human

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:13PM

When it comes to forgiving – and being forgiven – there’s no time like the present, David Chard says. Chard has designated April 7 “World Forgiveness Day 2002” to help others experience forgiveness. And, Chard wants to enlist people to plan events on a grassroots level he hopes will ripple outward. “Some people want to put it off to ‘someday,’” Chard said, “but there’s no ‘someday’ on the calendar. Things can happen that we don’t expect. That day may not come.”

Local gym remains shuttered

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:13PM

The receiver says he wants to reopen the Madison Avenue health club. But he can’t say when that might happen, nor can he say when he might have more definite information.

Wyckoff appraisal remains under wraps

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:13PM

The “magic number” that may determine the fate of the Wyckoff Superfund site and the city’s hopes to acquire it remains a secret, as appraiser Anthony Gibbons declined to make his conclusions public at a meeting with the Wyckoff Acquisition Task Force Thursday.

Re-Doogal’s gets go-ahead

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:13PM

Saying that the proposed “Re-Doogals” mixed-use project will be better for the environment than the existing parking lot, hearing examiner Robin Baker upheld the city’s go-ahead for that development.

Permission to dock denied

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:13PM

Saying that the community values a relatively pristine Blakely Harbor, the Planning Commission Thursday unanimously recommended against two applications to build the first new docks in some 25 years. One of the applications – from Kim and Sue Bottles of Seaborn Road on the north side of the harbor – received significant support from the neighbors, and had been recommended for approval by planning staff. But the commissioners believed broader issues were at stake.

Scouts observe a day of thought

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:13PM

Five hundred luminaries – candles in paper bags – reflected in the duck pond at Battle Point Friday evening. Bainbridge Girl Scouts and supporters walked the lighted path for the annual world-wide observance of Thinking Day, pausing to read the names printed on bags of the nearly 200 countries where young women are Girl Scouts.

New Wyckoff appraisal lower?

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:13PM

As the Wyckoff acquisition group nears a mid-March deadline for submitting a purchase proposal, the fate of the cleanup itself is in question because of funding cuts.

Growing older, and busier

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:13PM

“One, two, one, two, three, four,” comes the call from instructor Eileen Magnuson. “Legs up, shoulders up, pull in, hold... “Keep breathing...Relax!” Her pupils, women whose ages run sixty-ish to something higher, mirror Magnuson’s regimen of strength-building stretches, lifts and squats. From a boom box pulses a big-band arrangement of “Fly Me to the Moon.”

Bridging differences at Seabold

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:13PM

The formal name of that little church by the side of the highway at the island’s north end is the United Methodist Church at Seabold. Historically, that name puts the “men” before the “ah” – the church was a thriving community congregation years before it was affiliated with the United Methodist denomination.

‘So it does not happen again’

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:13PM

With a single tug, the island’s Japanese American community removed a veil from history. A crowd of more than 10 got a first look at a new National Park Service exhibit on the Japanese internment during World War II Tuesday – 60 years to the day after the exclusion order was signed. The 10x12-foot display, now in the city hall lobby, includes poetry, historical texts, a map of the 10 “relocation centers” – and a photograph of Bainbridge residents of Japanese descent being loaded onto a truck bound for the Manzanar camp.

Our quiz kids are know-it-alls

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:12PM

In the time it takes to pose a question, Sakai’s Knowledge Master Open team can find the answer. Responding within seconds to 100 timed questions, the thirty KMO team members proved tops in Washington State and eighth nationwide, earning 801 of 1,000 possible points in the winter 2002 Knowledge Master Open test administered in January.

Employees may reopen health club

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:12PM

The health club on Madison Avenue remained closed this week, but apparently will reopen this week under the management of two employees. Several sources said the reopening is planned for Saturday, but the Review could not reach either of the employees, or the court-appointed receiver with control over operations.

House bill targets derelict vessels

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:12PM

Shoreline communities would get significant state help in removing abandoned or junk boats under a bill from Rep. Phil Rockefeller (D-Bainbridge Island), which unanimously passed the state House of Representatives this week.

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