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Time to accentuate the positive with youths

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:04PM

Organizers of It’s About Time...for Kids!! say it’s about time for Bainbridge to re-open the conversation about – and with – its children. “I have a picture in my mind of how things could be,” coordinator Geoff Ball said. “You’ll stand on the curb, and everywhere you’ll see adults cross the street to talk to young people.”

City and AT&T reach cable deal

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:04PM

Delegations from the city and AT&T Broadband hammered out a tentative deal Friday afternoon under which AT&T would take over the city’s cable television franchise from Northland Cable.

Brewing cups of black gold

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:04PM

For some, coffee is a matter of consciousness. For others, conscience. Count among the latter the Bainbridge Ometepe Sister Islands Association, which for a decade has been importing Nicaraguan coffee beans to fund relief projects in that Central American country.

Business is fined $48,000 for signs

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:04PM

Nick Felkey didn’t really mind taking the Christmas card samples off the windows of his Bainbridge Photo Lab in Lundgren Station. While he admits he hadn’t paid close attention to communications from the city suggesting that he was violating the sign ordinance, he didn’t press the point when code enforcement officer Will Peddy told him – in person – that the cards created a violation by covering more than 25 percent of the window area.

Bainbridge ferry ridership dips

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:04PM

While Washington State Ferries ridership is down slightly this year, higher fares imposed in June have, for now at least, yielded an overall increase in revenue.

Woodward students make great show of science

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:04PM

Woodward Middle School seventh grader Hannah Stuart didn’t mind her brother’s preference for fast music – except when he sat behind the steering wheel. “Ben always listens to fast-beat music while he drives and it’s pretty loud,” Stuart said, “so I wondered: is it safe? Should I be uncomfortable?”

Scenes of beauty, and great tales of industry

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:04PM

Along every trail, a tale. Blakely Harbor Park would become a walkable timeline, a serene setting that still speaks of a much busier past, under a draft plan released this week. “After working with so many sites on the island that are environmentally special, it was interesting to see one that was such a ‘human’ site that returned to nature,” said Perry Barrett, senior planner for the Bainbridge Island Park and Recreation District.

Even when it’s busy, it’s slow

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:04PM

Customers at the Rolling Bay post office may appear with mail in one hand, and a dog biscuit in the other. Letters are stamped and sent on, but the doggie treat is delivered directly under the counter to Muffin, the 12-year-old Jack terrier that is the post office mascot.

AT&T can do a lot, but will it?

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:03PM

AT&T can do things as a cable TV provider that other companies cannot, and is therefore the best franchise-holder for Bainbridge Island, some say. “They have the capital flow that we don’t, and can suit island demands better than Northland,” said Mark Graves, Northland’s Bainbridge manager at Wednesday’s city council meeting.

Planning a fine farewell

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:03PM

When Marti Stave started with the city of Bainbridge Island ten years ago, everything was brand new. She was a new graduate from the University of Washington with a major in urban geography. The city itself was new, as Winslow had just annexed the rest of the island. And the statewide Growth Management Act was a new mandate that required comprehensive planning.

Snow on cedars, mud on road

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:03PM

Bainbridge drivers slid on snow Wednesday and got stuck in the mud Thursday. Following the Wednesday storm that left several inches of wet snow, a mudslide early Thursday closed Highway 305 and the Agate Pass Bridge, snarling rush hour traffic from about 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Cable TV firms to pony up on taxes

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:03PM

If the city of Bainbridge Island agrees that AT&T Broadband can take over the cable TV franchise, both AT&T and Northland will pay the utility tax that the city imposed in 1999. Northland has refused to pay the tax, asserting that under terms of a 1970 franchise agreement, the franchise fee is in lieu of all other taxes.

Winslow’s parking woes

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:03PM

To fill their store with holiday customers, Winslow merchants need to empty the downtown streets and parking lots of employees, giving shoppers a place to park. “National studies show that a parking place translates into revenues of $40 to $50 per hour, or about $96,000 per year,” said Kevin Dwyer, executive director of the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce. “An employee parking in front of your store means you are potentially giving up a huge amount of revenue.”

Once may be too often for BI youth

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:03PM

Bryce and Susan Phillipy want kids to get the message that even one experiment with drugs can spell disaster. The family knows the dangers of drugs firsthand; their 17 year old son, Kyle, has been in a coma at Harborview Medical Center since ingesting morphine Nov 11.

"Sidewalks trip daycare plansA Winslow outfit wants to expand, but can't afford nearby street improvements."

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:03PM

"To Doug and Kathy Hartley, the blackberry-choked property on the east side of Madison Avenue at New Brooklyn Road looked like an ideal new site for their First Years Daycare operation.It offered a central location, on the way to the ferry. And the new buildings going up nearby looked like they could add to their customer base.Some of the people who will be moving into those (Sakai Village) townhouses will have kids, Kathy Hartley said. We thought it was a great spot.So they made a deal for the land, designed a 4,600-square-foot building with three outdoor play areas and 17 surface parking spots. They would move there from their present location in the ground floor of a commercial building on Knechtel Way, a building that the Hartleys say is presently for sale. "

"Mayoral hopefuls woo businessIn their first joint appearance, the candidates cite their concern for Winslow."

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:03PM

"Agreeing that a vital downtown core is a critical element of the island's quality of life, two mayoral candidates tried to persuade Bainbridge Chamber of Commerce members that they know what the city must do to enhance local business.The business community has been somewhat neglected, and we need to bring them into more participation, mayoral candidate Chris Llewellyn said in a face-off before chamber members Thursday.Her opponent, Darlene Kordonowy, said that many of the issues facing the business community call for decisions from a source other than the mayor's office.The mayor doesn't make a lot of the decisions (that impact business), Kordonowy said, but the mayor can set priorities, say downtown business is important and we need to pay close attention. "

"Broader board, and refined focusBIB is getting down to business as a community 'PEG' station. "

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:03PM

"Bainbridge Island Broadcasting has expanded its board and refined its mission. The local community access station will focus on PEG programming - public access, education and government - director Wendy Johnson says.The acronym means the station will serve a broader cross-section of the community than some stations with larger markets, she said. "

Bainbridge soars on WASLsStatewide results show island students at the top.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:02PM

"Bainbridge students got high marks on the Washington Assessment of Student Learning tests - higher than most of their peers around the state.District officials attribute the students' success on the standardized tests to parents who send students to school ready to learn, kids who are motivated, and teachers who are talented.There aren't many districts that can match this district's parent and community support, said Faith Chapel, assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction, and we also have a dedicated set of teachers who work toward aligning curriculum to help students meet standards. "

Diversity issue pops up in new guise

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:02PM

"News that the city's infrastructure requirements frustrated a local couple's efforts to build a day-care center on Madison Avenue, reported elsewhere in this issue, reminded us of a journalism professor years ago who defined an event as a process made visible.In this instance, our concern is not with the event. In today's less-than-robust market for commercial real estate, Doug and Kathy Hartley should be able to hold onto their present Knechtel Way location for the First Years day-care operation, or perhaps find another home.Nor can we quarrel with the city's decision to require sidewalks and a paved street, the items that drove up the Hartleys' construction budget by roughly 20 percent, forcing them to scrap the project. "

The long roadDewey Palooza helps a family trying to come back after a devastating injury.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:02PM

"Although Dewey Palooza is a benefit for a family in need, the evening of music and food planned for Sept. 29 may feel more like a big party.All the performers are friends of the family - musicians who have sung with Larry Dewey for years, showcased by him at Seabold Second Saturday events. Pat and Larry Dewey have contributed so much to our community, Bruce Haedt says, teaching our children, organizing arts events, being our friends.We want to give them a gift of celebration and joy. "

Whale of an auction at marine centerThe Poulsbo facility hopes to bring in funds to upgrade its tanks and displays.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:02PM

"Several years ago, a dead gray whale washed ashore in Liberty Bay. Alarmed neighbors asked that it be carted away before it began to smell.But Poulsbo Marine Science Center members smelled something much different: opportunity.The whale's skeleton now hangs from the center's ceiling, the centerpiece of a facility now looking for new funds and members among Bainbridge and North Kitsap residents.Almost everybody under the age of 40 on Bainbridge - or Kitsap County for that matter - has probably had classes there, says Dick Krutch of Bainbridge Island. "

Dawn of uncertain timesA search for explosives put the Wenatchee out of action Monday.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:02PM

"On the newsstands, the morning headlines put Americans under the shadow of war.That cloud passed directly over Bainbridge Island on Tuesday, as fear of terrorism took the ferry Wenatchee out of action for four hours during an exhaustive search for explosives.Law enforcement officials were called after the vessel made its 8:40 a.m. departure from Seattle.Crew members - who are under strict instruction to report anything out of the ordinary - reported hearing an inexplicable metal on metal sound below the engineering decks, with the noise thought to be coming from outside the hull, Washington State Ferries spokesperson Susan Harris-Huether said.The crew heard the sound just before the vessel left Colman Dock, but didn't connect it with a possible threat until they were under way, Harris-Huether said.They just heard it the one time, like someone had attached an incendiary device or something, she said. That was their concern. "

New townhome project proposedThe plan would cluster 56 units on High School Road East.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:02PM

"The homebuilder who created the Weaver Creek subdivision in Winslow wants to build 56 homes on the 10-acre Martin-Patterson tract on the northwest corner of Ferncliff Drive and High School Road.By clustering the units on the west side of the tract, away from Ferncliff, he hopes to defuse the kind of neighborhood opposition faced by the Woodland Village project farther north on Ferncliff. "

Middle East peace: Is there a chance?A scholar offers his insights as part of the library lecture series.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:02PM

"If you wonder if peace has a future in the Middle East, Joel Migdal can offer more than a casual answer. We know that it is going to take the establishment of a Palestinian state, and the withdrawal of Israel from 95 or 96 percent of the Gaza strip, said Migdal, who will lecture on the subject next month as part of the Bainbridge Library Speakers Forum, and some compensation to the Palestinians for the 4 percent they don't withdraw from.Migdal brings a lifetime of scholarship to the question. "

Review honored

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:02PM

"The Bainbridge Review earned first place General Excellence honors in the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association contest for 2001.The award was announced at the WNPA's annual convention, held in Tacoma over the weekend.The Review topped 22 peer newspapers around the state with circulation of 5,001 to 9,000. Judges cited the paper's front-page design; news coverage that was attentive to community diversity; and the strongest editorials among entries judged - local and pointed. "

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