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A Renaissance repast

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:02PM

Alan Simcoe, an Island Music Guild board member and musician in the Arundell Consort, prepares to play the lute during the fourth annual Renaissance Feast this past Saturday night at the Bainbridge Commons.

Islanders proclaim a 'green' mandate

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:02PM

Recent election results are cited in calls for strong critical areas protection. It takes a creative mind to link reality TV with the Nov. 8 ballot count and the island’s wetland buffers. But Winslow resident Bob Burkholder says he’s found the connection. “It reminds me of the TV series ‘Survivor,’ where members are voted off the island,” Burkholder said, as the council considered changes to the Critical Areas Ordinance last week. “Well, the tribe has spoken.

News Roundup -- Interfaith service Tuesday/BYS bolsters counseling

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:02PM

“Unity in diversity” aptly captures the spirit of the Bainbridge Island/North Kitsap Interfaith Council’s annual Community Interfaith Thanksgiving Service. “There were a number of us who felt we needed more join together in worship experiences. Thanksgiving doesn’t know any particular religious boundaries in our country,” said Dick Goff, a member of the organizing committee and a past president of the council. The service “allows people to celebrate thanks for each other and share some of their very important traditions.”

Winslow 'dream' is closer to reality

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:02PM

The City Council OKs proposals for downtown planning and development. Many of the 300 residents who participated on the Winslow Tomorrow project use the word “dream” a lot. “The dream is to have a vibrant, vital, healthy downtown that feels very much as downtown does today, where there’s activity on the street, people living downtown, buying pretty much whatever they need downtown and having a fun place to go and hang out,” said Michael Read. “It’s a realization that we’re going to grow, but that we can do it right and grow gracefully.

News Roundup -- New Hollydays Guide has it all/Give now, give thanks later/Ferries adjust to smoking ban

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:02PM

A festive guide to the island’s holiday happenings now is available from downtown merchants and the chamber of commerce. Prettily packaged in red by former local artist Claire Russell and sporting a vivid poinsettia photograph by Dawn Ziegelmayer, the “Hollydays Guide” is a gift unto itself from the Downtown Association – and immensely useful.

Merchants wary as Wal-Mart comes to N. Kitsap

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:02PM

Ace Hardware is already changing its line of merchandise, its owner says. Bainbridge may not be in the eye of a looming economic storm, but some local store owners are already battening down the hatches and jettisoning cargo. “We’ve been planning ahead for this for two years,” Steve Mikami, owner of Bainbridge Island Ace Hardware on High School Road, said of retail giant Wal-Mart’s nearly completed store in Poulsbo. “We’ve already scaled back some housewares and appliances and this year we’re changing what we usually offer for Christmas.”

City fires Peddy, without comment

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:01PM

Dismissal follows a failed mayoral bid. Former mayoral candidate Will Peddy was fired from his position as city code enforcement officer after a seven-week investigation into claims he had lied on his resume. “After a thorough investigation, the city has terminated Will Peddy’s employment,” said City Administrator Mary Jo Briggs Tuesday, confirming that a termination letter had been sent to Peddy late last week.

News Roundup -- Council 'yellow lights' signs/Park board sets budget/Cheesy fund-raiser for clubs/Rotary pledges to save steeple

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:01PM

With elections over and new ones far on the horizon, the City Council pledged a slow, careful process in updating its sign ordinance. “Because of the constitutional issues, we’re not going to rush,” said Councilman Bob Scales, who proposed recent changes clarifying provisions for political signs. “We’ll plan a (final) reading in December so (City Attorney) Paul (McMurray) can double check it so it’s legally sound.”

The return of a tasty island vintage

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:01PM

Bainbridge Vineyards bottles its first strawberry wine in three years. Karen Selvar’s fields are sprouting a cover crop of weeds as her once-sprawling strawberry plants retreat for the winter. But her summer harvest continues to blaze red in bottles trundling off an old conveyor belt under winemaker Gerard Bentryn’s watchful eye. “This is the first time in three years we’ve had our strawberry wine,” the owner of Bainbridge Island Vineyards and Winery said Thursday, as he wiped a drop of glue from a freshly-labeled bottle.

Voters stick with familiar faces, voices

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:01PM

Mayor Kordonowy earns a second term, as do two incumbent councilors It was a return to form Tuesday night as election results streamed in, carrying Mayor Darlene Kordonowy to a second term and handing out victories to incumbent city councilors and two new candidates who espouse “traditional island values.” That’s how incoming councilman Christopher Snow read it, at least.

Voters give Kordonowy second term

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:01PM

Bainbridge voters handed incumbent mayor Darlene Kordonowy a second term Tuesday evening. Kordonowy enjoyed a 61 percent showing over challenger Nezam Tooloee, a freshman councilman, in unofficial final returns with about 36 percent of ballots counted countywide.

News Roundup -- Get to know your kids/Law boosts bike safety/Oil, war, terror in new film/Highway plans on the docket

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:01PM

In the continuing effort to foster communication within families, the Just Know-Bainbridge Coalition for Youth and Parents will present its second island-wide forum on Nov. 19. Titled “Step Into the Conversation: Opening a Dialogue for Youth and Parents,” the forum will feature keynote speaker Dr. Michael Bradley, a Pennsylvania therapist and author of “Yes, Your Teen Is Crazy: Loving Your Kid Without Losing Your Mind” and “Yes, Your Parents Are Crazy” (

Schools issue whooping cough warning

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:01PM

One student is a confirmed case, while others await test results, officials say. A ninth-grade student at Bainbridge High School has a confirmed case of pertussis, the highly contagious disease also known as whooping cough. Another three Bainbridge students are awaiting test results to find out if they also have the malady, according to a health warning issued by the Kitsap County Health District this week.

New arts, cultural facilities touted

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:01PM

The preferred site is on city-owned land next to the town square in Winslow. The town square by City Hall could become the cultural heart of Bainbridge. A consultant this week returned recommendations for new cultural and art facilities on the island, including several downtown parcels as potential sites – cautioning that these are just ideas, and that no property owners have been approached.

A new generation of veterans

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:01PM

For young islanders returning from Iraq, Friday’s holiday takes on profound meaning. This Veterans Day has special meaning for 21-year-old Tom Faddis. The same goes for Faddis’ buddy, Corey Christopherson, also 21. It used to be that Nov. 11 was a day to honor his grandfather, father and uncle who served in World War II and Vietnam. But now Veterans Day is personal.

News Roundup -- Students walk against war/Facilities needs get an airing/Island cook on TV today/

  • Nov 5, 2005 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:01PM

By foot and wheelchair, Bainbridge High School students joined more than 1,000 of their area peers at Wednesday’s rally in Seattle to protest the war in Iraq and military recruitment on their campuses. The afternoon march marked the first anniversary of President Bush’s re-election. It was organized by the group Youth Against War and Racism.

Water ski area may be moved

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:00PM

Skiers may be relocated from inner Eagle Harbor, to an area near Pritchard Park. Eagle Harbor could buzz with much more activity this summer as rules governing vessel speeds and water skiing are re-examined. The City Council will discuss code changes, possibly allowing rowing club boats and their support vessels to exceed 5 knots. The proposed changes would also allow water skiing off Pritchard Park, west of Bill Point.

As salmon return, Cool hopes to expand estuary

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:00PM

The area is prime real estate for fish and waterfowl – and potentially, development. Gale Cool reads his land like a book. As soon as his rubber boots are snug, he hops onto the boggy soil and explains how Chief Kitsap and his family farmed camas here. Cool points to the left where he’s dug holes to take geologic samples. He points right, where his son recently felled his first stag.

Council remains suspicious of police boat grant

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:00PM

Acceptance will be conditioned on the feds not requiring manpower, patrols. The City Council shook the package hard and inspected the bow for hidden strings. They questioned the giver’s intentions, demanded more details and ultimately put strict conditions on tearing back the gift wrap.

Kitsap Transit to hike bus fares

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:00PM

Riders could see fares jump by 25 percent – a quarter on the basic $1 ride. The cost of fuel, labor, health care and supplies is driving up bus fares. Kitsap Transit is proposing fare increases of 25 to 50 percent and restructuring rates to close some loopholes, transit officials said Monday at a public meeting at the Bainbridge Island Senior Center.

Inslee advances digital TV provisions

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:00PM

Emergency responders and wireless Internet users may get a little more elbow room in the broadcast spectrum. A provision sponsored by U.S. Rep. Jay Inslee (D-1st District) would free up wasted portions of the television spectrum as the nation transitions to a digitally-based TV signal system. “Public safety and consumer choice prevailed,” Inslee said. “Freeing up this spectrum will help spur technological innovation and economic growth.”

Ethics program approved, sort of

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:00PM

The ordinance simply states the council’s intent to adopt a code. It’s official: the City Council intends to craft an ethics program for elected officials. But the ordinance the council passed Wednesday is not what many advocates for greater government accountability were hoping for. “It was sleazy of them,” said Dave Henry, a longtime advocate for a city ethics program. “It’s an abuse of the public, and I object.”

Citizens back grant for new police boat

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:00PM

The council is concerned that the federal money comes with strings attached. Refusing the slickest speed boat in the county doesn’t mean Bainbridge police can sit out an S.O.S. It only means police will respond slower, with less capability, capacity and at a higher cost to taxpayers. Residents and emergency responders sent that message to the City Council Wednesday, urging approval of a federally sponsored grant for the purchase of a state-of-the-art police vessel.

News Roundup -- City website gets revamp/Sakai raises $5k for relief/Pumpkin walk raises $5.5k/It's your turf, so speak up

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:00PM

The city has launched a re-design of its website, The improved site incorporates several new features, including an interactive, searchable calendar for agendas and meeting minutes, and a listserv which allows individuals to request email announcements on topics of interest.

Campaign signs may be curbed

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:00PM

The council moves to require permission from property owners. The City Council took steps Wednesday toward amending the city’s political sign ordinance, after a flood of complaints during the recent primary election. “Some people think the city is too heavy-handed, while others believe there is too little enforcement,” said Councilman Bob Scales, who initiated the proposed changes. “During the 19 months that I have been on the City Council, I have heard many complaints about how the city enforces its code.”

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