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  • Apr 23, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 9:02PM

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  • Apr 26, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 9:02PM

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  • Apr 30, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 9:02PM

City government

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Letters

  • May 3, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 9:02PM

We regret the loss of our priceless phone booth that had graced our driveway on Old Mill Road Northeast for 20 years. It was priceless because we got it for $10 at a PAWS yard sale. It was phoneless and a relic of the days when such phone booths graced the landscape on many a corner, useful for calling a cab, a cop or for telling the spouse that the stop at the corner tavern had taken a little longer than... And the residents of the old Port Blakely Cemetery across the street used it to make their phone calls across the void

On May 10th I stood vigil in front of Bangor Gate with

  • May 14, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 9:02PM

On May 10th I stood vigil in front of Bangor Gate with the Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action. The Sunday before I stood up in Cedars Unitarian Universalist Church and asked for support for my action. The dialogue which unfolded after church amazed me.

Letters

  • May 17, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 9:02PM

City

Bainbridge Letters to the Editor — May 24

  • May 24, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 9:02PM

Letters from Bainbridge residents.

Bainbridge Letters to the Editor — May 28

  • May 28, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 9:02PM

Letters from Bainbridge residents.

Bainbridge Letters to the Editor — May 31

  • May 31, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 9:02PM

People should get serious about affordable housing...City should bring back flower baskets...City needs long-range budget plan...more.

Bainbridge vet: Camp Fallujah, Iraq front lines are worlds apart

  • Jun 4, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 9:02PM

I appreciate Chad Schuster’s article (“Time to honor those who sacrificed,” May 28) honoring the veterans from Bainbridge Island. As one of the speakers at the ceremony, I was concerned my message wasn’t clear. The goal of my talk was to illustrate the different worlds I experienced while deployed to Camp Fallujah in Iraq, and how we defined the front line in Iraq.

Bainbridge Island Letters to the Editor

  • Jun 7, 2008 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 9:01PM

Letters from Bainbridge Island residents.

Shedding light on a dark past

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 9:01PM

Venera Di Bella Barles’ private recollections became public record. At the urging of her family, the 70-year-old Di Bella Barles took up her pen in 1995 to record the anecdotes – painful and humorous – that she had recounted to them over the years.

A graceful maturity of bloom

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 9:01PM

Gayle Bard’s garden is as unique as her paintings. Bard applies the sensibility that makes her a stand-out West Coast artist to her garden, using long grasses like gracillimus sinensis “morning light” to make three-dimensional line drawings. “I just like the structure of grass,” Bard said. “My gardens are more about textures and shades of green than pretty flower petals.”

The show tunes must go on

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 9:01PM

Friendship and music go hand-in-hand for Side by Side. The 15 vocalists in the island-based singing group, named Stephen Sondheim’s musical tribute to friendship, have been making music together since 1995. “I think the beauty of the group is that it’s so stable,” alto Denise Harris said. “In those eight years, we’ve only lost three members – two because of health and one because they got too busy.”

Shots in the darkroom

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 9:01PM

Jennifer Callan framed Blakely School third-graders. When teacher Erin Sheehan’s lucky class encountered the talented mom, they got a crash course in photography, turning out work good enough to frame and hang on a gallery wall. “They look like a professional group of avant-garde photographs,” Callan said. “It’s a really fascinating look at life through these kids’ eyes, so far ahead of their verbal capacity.”

Rock and roll of ages

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 9:01PM

Isaac Harris takes seriously the Biblical injunction to “make a joyful noise unto the Lord.” Harris, who gives a free concert Sunday, combines musical skill on the acoustic guitar with a spiritual bent to merge performance with praise and worship. “The purpose of my concerts is to have fun,” Harris said. “Sing some songs that are fun – and praise the Lord.”

Per Sherwin takes center stage at BPA

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 9:01PM

Per Sherwin, who wore a black Stetson as villain Lank Hawkins in the recent Bainbridge Performing Arts production of “Crazy for You,” has donned a new hat for the theater company. Sherwin has been named BPA’s director of operations and development, replacing Joanne Ellis, who resigned as managing director in May.

Big fun in 'Boomtown'

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 9:01PM

Bryan Gunnar Cole’s “Boomtown,” documenting the Suquamish Tribe’s annual sale of fireworks, illuminates life on “the res” with the light and concussive power of an exploding rocket. The film that previewed in Suquamish this week will be shown nationwide on July 2, on the prestigious PBS documentary series, “P.O.V.”

Shipping hope to Camp Siberia

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 9:01PM

It may be a camp in Siberia, but it is anything but a prison. Instead, the one-acre facility in the countryside outside Novosibirsk is a place for Bainbridge youths to improve the lives of a few Russian children.

Paintings engage views in musical chairs

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 9:00PM

Bainbridge Arts and Crafts current exhibit, “Take a Seat,” invites viewers to interpret the title literally. Beverly Shaw-Starkovich’s attractive paintings of chairs titled with the names of well-known melodies, and the accompanying group show of sculptures on the same theme, are a tempting lot. “Music always evokes memories,” Shaw-Starkovich said. “A lot of people will relate to that element.”

BPA sets stage for revitalized theater scene

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 9:00PM

Bainbridge Performing Arts is meeting change head-on. There has been “no time for philosophizing” since director Joanne Ellis resigned last month, James Quitslund, BPA production advisory committee chair says. “It was clear when Joanne resigned that the time was now, if greater diversity and an even better spirit of partnership were to be brought to BPA next season,” Quitslund said. “We can’t wait for a new executive who may take a while to find.”

Art show is a bust

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 9:00PM

Victoria has no secrets at “The Bra Show.” It’s lingerie for laughs – though the fund-raising is serious – as videographers film artists’ witty mammary make-overs on Bainbridge June 8.

BPA caught between acts

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 9:00PM

The curtain is rising on a new act for Bainbridge Performing Arts. But just how the lines will read is unclear. Facing the decades-old organization are what some see as a lack of artistic direction, and persistent financial problems related to maintenance and operation of the Playhouse.

Transformed by war and art

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 9:00PM

Karen Driscoll sold writing supplies at Paper Products – the store she and husband Andy Driscoll owned from 1980 to 1992 – but she never thought of writing herself until she inherited a box of her uncle’s memorabilia.

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