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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.

These students really know their way around

  • Feb 22, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:13PM

The new Sakai program spurs math and science with submarines. Measuring angles and learning buoyancy and density can be dry and dull, until you have to navigate a submarine. Each group of three to five students in Ric Moore’s sixth-grade science class at Sakai Intermediate School is steering a simulated submarine off Bainbridge shores.

Mime’s coming (mum’s the word)

  • Feb 22, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:13PM

Mikael Rudolph’s show will raise funds for a planetarium honoring his father. Mikael Rudolph always wanted a theatrical homecoming. On March 16 – without saying a word – he’ll take command of a Bainbridge stage for the first time to honor his late father’s passion for the planets. Architect and amateur archaeologist-astronomer John Rudolph died of cancer in 2003.

News Roundup -- Pakistan relief effort ongoing/Women’s Club gives out funds/Shelter gets new name/Taking the ocean’s pulse

  • Feb 22, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:13PM

The Bainbridge Rotary Club and Clear Path International are asking islanders to reach deeper into their closets to help northern Pakistan’s earthquake survivors make it through the winter. Realizing that many people already have given to hurricane and tsunami relief efforts, the organizations are appealing to the generous nature of their Bainbridge brethren.

Red Star: horse of a rare breed

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:13PM

Breeder Adrienne Wolfe promotes the ponies made famous in children’s stories Standing 14.2 hands tall, Red Star’s large brown doe-like eyes placidly gaze into yours. Her coat is astonishingly soft to the touch. And although no treats are in the offing, the Chincoteague pony and the younger Misty eagerly nuzzle up to visitors.

Good morning, and now good luck

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:13PM

After 15 years of greeting island ferry commuters, Bill Cowings moves on. Many islanders know the routine. Wake before light, don rain jacket, crawl to the ferry, grab coffee, line up, walk on, sit down, read the headlines, line up again and begin the Seattle-side shuffle to work. It’s around this time that the routine hit a bright spot.

Highway crash claims island couple

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:13PM

Local architects Kenneth Hartz and Kathy Bergum were killed near Cle Elum. A head-on collision claimed the lives of an island couple Saturday, leaving their children with serious injuries and stunning friends and colleagues on Bainbridge. Kathleen Annette “Kathy” Bergum, and her husband, Kenneth William Hartz, both age 49 and both Bainbridge architects, were killed when another driver crossed the center line and struck their vehicle about 3 miles east of Cle Elum in Kittitas County.

Islander’s 'green' bills find support in Senate

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:13PM

Phil Rockefeller musters backing for measures on bio-fuels, oil spill prevention. Sen. Phil Rockefeller garnered unanimous support in the state Senate for three “green” bills he hopes will bloom into new laws for cleaner air and water. “Considering where we are, in the Puget Sound, we need to be concerned about these things,” the Bainbridge Island Democrat said.

A concert for the untrained ear

  • Feb 18, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:13PM

Mostly Music offers insight into the composer’s art of resolution. If classical music seems inaccessible to some, Jim Quitslund believes that’s only because the ear hasn’t learned to recognize the signposts in the road. The ear should anticipate what it will hear next, as those familiar with Hollywood love stories know the couple will eventually live happily ever after.

Pump up the tires, Chilly Hilly’s almost here

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:12PM

A field of some 5,000 riders will circle the island next weekend. Bicycles will loop the island next weekend, as it’s time for the Chilly Hilly Bike Ride again on Feb. 26. Preceding the annual event is a pasta dinner hosted by the local bike advocacy nonprofit Squeaky Wheels at the Bainbridge High School Saturday night.

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.”

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