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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. "

Healing music for the darkest of timesThe concert will benefit a local academy.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:02PM

"Carol Willis Buechler might have gathered this group of friends to make music, even if she hadn't wished to raise money for her son's school.The benefit for West Sound Academy, scheduled for Sept. 22, is for Buechler a lark.The musicians are my friends, Buechler said, but they're all consummate professionals, too. We live what we do, and it's a lot of fun to make music with them.The musicians, who will play and sing a true cross-section of classical works ranging from Samuel Barber to Johann Sebastian Bach, are remarkably intertwined.Mary Foster Grant and Elizabeth Grant are sisters who have been playing and singing together all their lives. "

What's up with docks?Neighbors are at odds over the first new structures on Blakely Harbor in two decades.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:02PM

"For over 30 years, Bob and Rachel Smith have enjoyed the relatively uncluttered beauty of Blakely Harbor.Unlike many of the island's other shorelines, Blakely Harbor is generally free of docks - only five were counted in a 1996 survey, compared to 78 on Port Madison, 36 on Fletcher Bay and 30 on the inner side of the Point Monroe sandspit.We wish there wouldn't be any more, said Rachel Smith, or if there are, they should be reduced in size and shared.The water belongs to everybody born and unborn, she said, but as soon as you start getting docks, the water gets taken up. "

Rights vs. 'permission' at issueCases that could change dock regulations are going through the courts.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:02PM

"Whether there should be new docks in Blakely Harbor poses a philosophical question:Who owns the water - adjoining landowners who want to build a dock over or on it, or the public that objects to visual and navigational intrusions?But the resolution is likely to be less philosophical than legal. And the legal answer is far from clear-cut. "

Community responds to national tragedyServices and memorials spring up around town.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:02PM

"With the rest of the country, Bainbridge Islanders remembered the victims of this week's terrorist attacks with memorials on Friday. Noon services were held at island churches, while mayor Dwight Sutton addressed a crowd of about 300 gathered on the green next to city hall. Calling the moment sobering and somber, Sutton enjoined the crowd to help eliminate terrorism while resolving to uphold justice. A few minutes ago, we pledged allegiance to those principles, Sutton said, following a flag salute. If we do not honor those principles, we do not honor the dead. While those gathered spontaneously broke into God Bless America, a young woman in dreadlocks quietly laid a bouquet of sunflowers on a concrete pillar behind the mayor.Bainbridge students coping with the week's events also sought ways to express sorrow, find solace and show solidarity with the bereaved.At Sakai Intermediate School, 1,280 paper cranes were hung on the wire edifice surrounding the Sakai sculpture. "

Tempers flare over tiny T'Chookwap ParkNeighbors are split over public water access.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:02PM

"By any standards, the view from the bluff is striking.Bobbing on the blue waters of Port Madison Bay below are a smattering of sail craft. Towering trees and a few homes line the far shoreline; the mouth of the bay itself yawns in the distance.It would make an exquisite building site.As it happens, though, the half-acre parcel is owned by the public - a pocket park created in 1992 and dubbed T'Chookwap, as the Suquamish once knew the bay. "

Water access is a public obligation

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:01PM

"Forty-five miles of shoreline. One public dock.That's the score on Bainbridge Island, for anyone who wants to maintain a small vessel but isn't blessed with the money to afford a waterfront home or a yacht club membership. (There are, by our count, two public ramps for motor launches and kayaks; but you can't really count Point White dock, which is more of a pier.) Certainly, the desirability of docks for recreation is as strong as ever, as evidenced by plans for several new structures across our waterways by private homeowners on Blakely Harbor. "

Sure ShotPete Saloutos is hailed as a photographic legend.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:01PM

"The athletes that Pete Saloutos photographs - the subjects of the work that recently made him a Nikon Legend Behind the Lens - have nothing on him, when it comes to energy and drive.Saloutos begins his day with a 4 a.m. gym workout, and gets to his computer by 6:45 - after a pit stop at Blackbird Bakery. For every one of me, there are thousands of photographers who fell by the wayside, Saloutos says. My strength is persistence.And perfectionism.To get a single shot of a row of swimmers diving from a pool's edge, Saloutos first spent six hours lighting each swimmer with her own light. A photograph of a cowboy herding sheep on a mountain crest took Saloutos six months to coordinate. "

"Sept. 11, 2001: Another day of infamyThe island boosts security after terrorist attacks shock the nation."

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:01PM

"Drivers were turned away at the ferry terminal gate, the silent streets and holding area symbolic of the pall cast over Bainbridge Island after terrorist attacks against the nation Tuesday morning.Downtown, few cars or pedestrians were about, as islanders stayed near televisions and radios while details of the horror in New York, Washington D.C. and elsewhere unfolded. "

"Ericksen plan to go before councilSidewalks are planned on both sides, but may wait as the street changes."

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:01PM

"The Bainbridge City Council tonight will be shown an improvement plan for Ericksen Avenue designed to make the street more walkable and bikeable.And while the plan ultimately calls for sidewalks on both sides of the street, they may not be constructed any time soon in front of the historic houses on the east side of the street. "

"Extra students please school officialsFirst-week enrollment surprised officials, and offered a budget windfall."

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:01PM

"Sixty more students than school officials expected showed up for class this week. While district projections suggested that Bainbridge public school enrollment would decline by 28 students this year, to 3,782 full-time equivalent students, first-week totals turned out to be 3,847.The news leaves district officials pleased - if puzzled.We certainly didn't expect it, Deputy Superintendent Ken Crawford said. Even if our usual attrition rate of 20 students per year holds, the district will still have 44 students and $175,000 (in state funding) more than we thought. "

"When words fail, what have we left?"

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:01PM

"In the face of the unimaginable, we find our humble words of little consequence, and we presume to offer none today. The Bainbridge Island Review asks readers simply that as you turn to this page, please observe a moment of silence, reflection and prayer, for our nation and our world. "

"From grand visions, tiny landscapesIllustrating images with words."

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:01PM

"Donald Frothingham's paintings at Bainbridge Arts and Crafts remind one that scale and size are not synonymous.While the reproductions of his abstract landscapes in Images from an Unknown suggest vast landscapes, the actual works are 20 by 30 inches and smaller. The size really had to do with working in a confined space, Frothingham said. "

A long look at island shorelinesShould projects be put on hold while the city mullsnew regulations?

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:01PM

"With a review of local shoreline regulations under way, and goaded by opponents of new docks in Blakely Harbor, the city has imposed an emergency moratorium on some waterfront development.The moratorium went into effect Sept. 3; the city council is expected to hold a public hearing in early October, at which time it could modify or repeal the measure.Planning officials say the move will give them time to consider new regulations being driven by state and federal agencies. We are in the process of developing new shoreline regulations, and are seeing an increase in permit applications, said Planning Director Stephanie Warren. We want to do that work without reviewing permits. "

Board opposes by-district electionsCounty commissioners are united against the controversial provision.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:01PM

"Kitsap County Commissioners are united in their opposition to a proposal to elect future commissioners by district rather than at large.Reaction was unanimous when the commissioners were presented with the draft charter for Kitsap County last week. The document was submitted by the 21-member board of freeholders, who have drafted the charter over the past year.Among other changes proposed in the draft document, the county commission would be expanded to five members from the current three. But it also includes a provision under which commissioners would be elected by district rather than countywide. "

Search for a long-lost sisterThe quest for an historic launch leads to Bainbridge Island - so far...

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:00PM

"The family history dates back more than seven decades, to a boathouse on Lake Washington. There, two sisters began life - Husky in 1923, and Conny nine years later - as launches used by University of Washington rowing coaches. The latter was named for Hiram Conibear, the legendary Husky crew coach whose rowing stroke remains the accepted standard throughout the world, according to the official U.S. athletic website.The vessel now belongs to Kirk Knapp, an Arlington resident who hopes to locate Husky and reunite the long-separated siblings. My guess is that whoever had - or has - her isn't even aware of what a wonderful piece of history they have, Knapp says. "

"State, feds driving shoreline review"

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:00PM

"The city moratorium on some shoreline development is driven principally by the requirement that the city update its 1996 shoreline plan and make it conform to new state rules by September 2002.But five days after the Bainbridge city council imposed its moratorium, the state Shoreline Hearings Board struck down the new state rules, calling into question both the time frame and the requirements that the city must meet. "

Too hasty on moratorium

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:00PM

"When the city council imposed a moratorium on some shoreline development, including docks and bulkheads, it acted on the belief that the city had only a year to revise such regulations to conform to new state requirements. Five days later, the state Shoreline Hearings Board kicked the props out from under the whole plan, when it tossed out those same state requirements and told the Department of Ecology to rewrite them. By law, local jurisdictions have 24 months to bring their programs into conformity with new state requirements, and that law is what triggered the city's time-line. "

Sharing a Sacred ChantCantor reflects on the meaning of the 'Kol Nidre'

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:00PM

"Jewish community members Terry Cowan and Toby Schneider will chant Kol Nidre, marking the eve of Yom Kippur.For Jews who hear it, Kol Nidre can be a deeply moving experience - as it is for those who sing it.Since both Cowan and Schneider have chanted Kol Nidre many years for their respective Jewish groups, the two women have had time to consider what the music means to them.I was raised in a synagogue, Schneider said. I heard chanting as a child and I loved it. When I'm focused on Kol Nidre, those words link me to my ancestors. When I sing it, I represent the congregation through my voice. I am a vehicle. "

"Math down, language upPreliminary WASL results are mixed for island students."

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:00PM

"Math scores among elementary-age Bainbridge students are declining, while reading, writing and listening skills continue to climb.Those are the preliminary findings of the latest round of Washington Assessment of Student Learning testing.While preliminary, this data does invite attention to the area of mathematics, said Faith Chapel, new superintendent of curriculum and instruction for the Bainbridge Island School District.Results from the WASLs and other tests will be analyzed during this year's K-12 mathematics program review, she said. "

"Prudence marks school budgetWith district enrollment stagnant, officials buckle down."

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:00PM

"A conservative approach marks the 2001-2002 district budget adopted by the Bainbridge Island School Board last week. With expenditures only $260,000 below revenues, this is a very tight budget indeed, district financial officer Peggy Paige said. There is little room for unplanned expenditures.The district projects $26.412 million in revenue for the coming year, and $26.150 million in expenditures. "

Mastering the gift of making you giveFund-raiser extraordinaire Larry Mills is Bainbridge Citizen of the Year.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:00PM

"Unlike most of us, Larry Mills doesn't mind asking other people for money.His willingness to undertake fund-raising projects has made him much in demand as a board member for organizations such as the Bainbridge Library, Bainbridge Performing Arts and the Bainbridge Foundation.For his charitable work on behalf of a variety of island causes, the Bainbridge Island Kiwanis Club has named Mills its 2001 Citizen of the Year. "

Fine choices in primary

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:00PM

"Mail-only primary ballots, which should appear in Bainbridge mailboxes this week, are abbreviated affairs, as only two city council races and the open seat on the fire commission attracted enough contenders to require a primary election. "

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