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Author Ward brings tales to island

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:28PM

A decade ago, he chronicled life on Bainbridge for listeners of NPR. Former islander Andrew Ward was researching a novel about slavery in Tennessee, when he more or less backed into the African American history that would shape much of his nonfiction writing. “The first day (of research) I looked at interviews with former slaves in the 1920s, and one claimed to have been a cousin of Abraham Lincoln,” said Ward, who has been a contributing editor for Atlantic Monthly, a commentator for NPR’s All Things Considered and a columnist for the Washington Post “I became interested in his story.”

View from the Groves as Grice Gallery reopens

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:28PM

Mixed-media drawings are crafted of layered colors, materials. It’s been a year and a half since Anthea Groves’ last solo show, and this artist has spent the intervening months becoming even more fluent in the visual language that is her own. “I got a lot of momentum from the last show,” Groves said. “My grasp on my ideas is better than I’ve ever had, and that’s the way it should be. I’ve spent a lot of time focusing on my work.”

Knitting Guild fulfills a needle

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:28PM

Women build up their ‘stash.’ A “stash” brings to mind a secreted, coveted item in a small quantity – unless you’re talking about a stash of yarn. To knitters, the term means a collection of yarn leftover from projects, or that was so enticingly beautiful that it had to be bought even without a project in mind.

Schools brainstorming

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:28PM

Community members help ‘vision’ during a two-day session. Before approaching taxpayers with a $30-40 million school bond and technology levy in February, the Bainbridge Island School District on Thursday asked more than 100 community members for what they think the local schools need to produce happy, smart, ethical, technologically savvy students in the 21st Century.

Guitar greats return to island

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:28PM

T.J. Wheeler, Robin Kutz bring blues and jazz for Nov. 19 show. Though they have known and played with other each off and on for close to four decades, Friday night, Nov. 19 will mark the first time that the two highly respected guitarists, T.J. Wheeler and Robin Kutz will join together for a jazz guitar duo concert that pays homage to some of the great blues/jazz duos of the last century.

Toward a new ‘Politics of Hope’

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:28PM

Legislative veteran Donna Zajonc sees a united future. For those who believe the American political system has broken down, Donna Zajonc agrees – but she also sees it as a springboard to a brighter future. “I think we’re on the verge of the next (political) evolutionary leap,” Zajonc said, comparing it with change as dramatic as the 1960s. The same way a dying person passes through stages from denial to final acceptance, Zajonc sees current divisiveness and apathy as a stage in political development, with the next being “The Politics of Hope,” the name of her recently published book.

Soundscape Players stir up bevy of ghosts

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:28PM

Halloween-themed music is among the fare at the quartet’s debut performance. The sounds and sights of autumn open the debut concert of Island Soundscape Players, a new ensemble formed by violinist Pat Strange with cellist Priscilla Jones and pianist-vocalist Corinna Lapid-Munter.

Sports Roundup -- Golfers back to winning ways/Maier skips way to silver/Kickers take two on road

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:28PM

The Spartan girls golf team returned to winning ways Thursday, running up 128 Stableford points to claim a four-way match win at West Seattle. Katy Saucier earned 43 Stableford points on the par 37 layout to claim the match medal. She was followed by Jacquie Manalia (31), Rachel Frease (28), Melanie Trygg (26) and Irene Herman (19).

Spartans dig deep, upend Blanchet

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:28PM

Fueled by a partisan crowd, BHS toppled the top-ranked Braves. The Spartan girls volleyball team’s victory over number one-ranked Bishop Blanchet Thursday evening had the drama and emotion of a homecoming, with raucous fans, flowers for seniors and the return of star outside hitter Michelle Miller to the front line. Even the Spartan football team showed up – to cheer.

She’s spiraling into control

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:28PM

Carol Olsen’s whorled patterns adorn a quilt to be sold at auction. A quartet of quilters donate works to this year’s Auction for the Arts, the Oct. 23 benefit for Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities Council, Bainbridge Chorale and Bainbridge Per­forming Arts. Wanda Rains, Maggie Ball, Jeannie McMacken and Carol Olsen each designed a quilt for the auction. For Olsen, whose work “Labyrinth II” features images of spirals, the event is also a chance to try out some new techniques.

News Roundup -- Kucinich back on the stump/Fund-raiser for a Furrytale/Going for 5.8 million kicks

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:28PM

Former Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich will stump for Sen. John Kerry today on Bainbridge, urging party faithful to close ranks on Nov. 2. “Everything we’ve worked for is on the line,” Kucinich said in an interview Friday, citing progressive efforts against war, nuclear proliferation and insurance companies’ hold over health care. “George W. Bush is dismantling what FDR, Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Clinton and Jimmy Carter worked for.”

Familiar faces, signs in Kitsap board race

  • Oct 16, 2004 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 5:28PM

The Chris Endresen and Scott Henden signs that speckle the shoulders of local roadways are a familiar sight to residents. The two candidates battling for the north-end seat on the Kitsap County Commission first dug in four years ago, when incumbent Endresen earned 53 percent to hold the seat for a second term against challenger Henden.

House hopefuls a sharply divided lot

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:27PM

Jobs, wages and health care separate the trio in a debate. Candidates for a 23rd district House seat offered sharply contrasting views on jobs, wages and health care costs at a forum Thursday. Democrat Sherry Appleton, Republican Frank Mahaffay and Libertarian Dan Goebel are vying for the district’s Position 1 spot as incumbent island Democrat Phil Rockefeller makes a move for the state Senate. The three candidates were part of a forum hosted by the Bremerton Chamber of Commerce.

Familiar faces, signs in Kitsap board race

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:27PM

The Chris Endresen and Scott Henden signs that speckle the shoulders of local roadways are a familiar sight to residents. The two candidates battling for the north-end seat on the Kitsap County Commission first dug in four years ago, when incumbent Endresen earned 53 percent to hold the seat for a second term against challenger Henden.

A congregation of many seekers

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:27PM

St. Barnabas welcomes those with questions, doubts about faith. At St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, diversity is a hallmark of the parish, and evidence can be found in the parking lot as well as the pews. Visitors to the Gothic-styled, red brick church are likely to see cars with bumper stickers supporting presidential candidate John Kerry as well as incumbent George Bush.

Kucinich stokes partisan fires

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:27PM

Election-eve rally draws more than 200 to hear the congressman. Pledging support for Sen. John Kerry doesn’t mean island progressives aren’t holding their values close. “I’ll wear my Kucinich T-shirt next to my heart, but on top, I’ll wear my Kerry shirt, to absorb the Kucinich-ness,” said Kat Gjovik before joining about 200 other supporters for a speech by former Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich on Bainbridge Island Saturday.

Growth sparks debate of plan

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:27PM

Discrepancies in city population growth estimates sparked residents’ concerns at a forum Wednesday on the 2004 update to the city’s Comprehensive Plan. Drafted in 1994 to meet requirements of the state’s Growth Management Act, the plan guides land use and environmental management. The most significant proposed changes to the plan were contained in the water resources and transportation elements.

Plenty of frights, sights for fans of Halloween

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:27PM

Events begin with the popular Pumpkin Walk this weekend. Glowing heads aren’t just for ghouls this Halloween. “The Curious Lab of Dr. Synapse” at the Children’s Museum on Madison Avenue will make illuminate young craniums, with activities for ages 3 and up. “We wanted to do something that was educational and interactive for fun,” said Andrew Hill, director of outreach for the Children’s Museum, of the spooky science events. “It’s an alternative to the downtown trick-or-treat or parties.”

As Halloween gourds go, this is the pump-king

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:27PM

A champion for its girth, the pumpkin is on display outside a Winslow realty office. The enormous pumpkin easily dwarfs the little girl circumnavigating its girth. “I’m going to eat you,” young Catherine Rolfes proclaims, examining the silvery orange orb that is the size of a small desk. She and her mother Christine Rolfes paused to check out the Atlantic Giant pumpkin on their way to lunch Thursday at the nearby diner.

Creek getting a makeover

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:27PM

Neighbors work to preserve a valuable salt marsh in the Manitou Beach area. For the love of a salt marsh, a neighborhood connected to restore a creek. “We started with a simple idea (to not have silt flow into the salt marsh),” said Karen Polinsky, a Manitou Beach neighborhood resident, “and realized how in a watershed everything is interconnected, and that’s why the project has become so expansive, because we need to be concerned about the whole watershed.

New face to lead BYS

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:27PM

Lois Lee signs on as director. Bainbridge Youth Services has a new director, Lois Lee of Hansville, who brings 30 years experience in human services to the non-profit agency. Lee is already exploring the possibility of adding an additional counselor in drug and alcohol assessments and guidance. “It is my personal commitment to see kids break through the denial of their using (drugs and alcohol) and to at least understand the short- and long-term effects of it,” Lee said. “Kids should make an informed choice, and I believe they pay attention when provided the information in a straightforward way. They really don’t want to harm themselves or their minds.”

Mobile home park purchase is a done deal

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:27PM

Residents own the property, as the labyrinthine transaction closed Friday. The residents of Islander Mobile Home Park often describe the last six months as a roller-coaster ride. Yesterday, their ride ended. “I feel exhilarated. I feel stunned,” said Bill Isley, who has helped lead his neighbors toward owning their homes. “It’s been a race, its been a battle, its been a roller-coaster. It hasn’t sunk in yet, but I’m glad it’s over.”

Council pledges still more toward bike/ped

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:27PM

Improvements are eyed around the ferry terminal, along the highway in Winslow. Funding for sidewalks and bike lanes received another boost Monday, bringing the grand total for non-motorized transportation improvements in the proposed 2005 city budget to nearly $1 million. “Why wait on these projects?” asked Councilman Nezam Tooloee. “We need to start now.”

Audit results better for city

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:27PM

State officials give the 2003 bookkeeping passing marks. When dealing with a budget in the millions of dollars, the need for good bookkeeping goes without saying. But for the city, it often goes without doing. That is, until now. Representatives of the Washington State Auditor’s Office visited the island Monday to deliver a rare, positive review of the city’s 2003 financial statements, sparking hope that the city has reversed a bookkeeping curse it has suffered for over 20 years.

Island teens still talking in circles

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:27PM

As island-based Teen Talking Circle Project celebrates its first decade, requests for groups from Canada and the East Coast have prompted a new book to help train group leaders. “Speaking and Listening From the Heart,” co-authored by Linda Wolf and Neva Welton and now available at local book outlets, distills 10 years of experience in running the circles for young women and young men into a text for prospective mentors and those interested in bringing teen talking circles into their work.

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