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They’re dancing down the street

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:59PM

Fast-growing Bainbridge Ballet heads to Hildebrand.
Sometimes it pays to set the barre a little higher. A year ago, New Motion studio discontinued its dance program to focus exclusively on physical therapy. Instructors Sara Cramer-Sherbina and Emil McCulloch didn’t want to see their students stranded, so they formed a partnership and opened Bainbridge Ballet at the Pavilion last August.

‘I tell ya man, he’s selling there still’

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:59PM

Jeff Crawford lives the music fan’s dream at Glass Onion.
When Jeff Crawford opened the Glass Onion in 1992, in a cramped retail space in Lundgren Station, his goals were modest. A disgruntled refugee from a Silverdale record store striking out on his own for the first time, he told the Review at that time, “I figured I couldn’t run it any worse than they did.”

New art classes draw all ages

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:59PM

Islanders Jane and Steven Curtis were impressed by their children’s Silverdale-based art classes, so much so that they brought both the instructor and program to Bainbridge. Now the island’s newest art program, Monart School of the Arts, which also has offices close by in Bremerton and Gig Harbor, has recently opened doors at Rolling Bay in a commercial space owned by the Curtises.

A notion to be the ‘fourth Esther’

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:59PM

Employee takes the reins of downtown fabric store.
“Come in and meet the new owner!” If the window sign that appeared in mid-December sparked a momentary panic, Esther’s loyalists were quickly reassured. The venerable Winslow fabric store is in good hands, and will continue to be an island institution.

After 41 years, he’s still smiling

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:59PM

Harmon Adams has cared for several generations of island mouths. “Progressive” and “conservative” don’t usually go hand in hand, but Harmon Adams may be an exception. Over the past four decades, Adams has adapted to the light-year advances that reshaped dentistry while maintaining an island family practice that is focused on “conservative restoration” – helping patients care for and keep the teeth they have.

Duo launches sole proprietorship

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:59PM

Sole Mates brings Birks and more to Island Village.
Flat-footed. That’s how Dorothy Scott and Jack Stuckrath felt on Dec. 1, as opening day for Sole Mates came with only part of the inventory delivered and nary a shoehorn to their name.

Handmade pasta is work of art

  • Dec 10, 2003 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:59PM

What’s the secret behind that enigmatic smile? Pasta, of course. Elisa Corcoran opened the aptly-named Mon Elisa’s on Winslow Way Dec. 4 to fill a niche -- good food to go -- in the island’s culinary scene. “It’s a restaurant,” Corcoran said, “but to-go food is what it really is.”

Jack’s is first name in auto repair

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:58PM

While Americans have long had a love affair with cars, Jordan Lee says they don’t feel the same way about auto repair shops. “People feel uncomfortable about bringing their car in for service unless they have a significant referral from someone they trust,” said Lee, proprietor of Jack’s Garage on Olympic Way.

Wanted: the worst smile on Bainbridge

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:58PM

Cosmetic dentist Omer Anisso wants the whole world to be smiling. To help that happen, he is borrowing on the current popularity of “makeover” programming on television to offer a free “extreme cosmetic dental makeover” to an area resident. “We are hoping for 100 applicants, which we will narrow down to 10, then select the one who can realize the greatest benefit in a reasonable amount of time,” he said.

Paperie brings note of elegance

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:58PM

Customers who belly up to Grace and Company Paperie’s “card bar” may expect a generous helping of the hospitality that is the new paper store’s stock in trade. “That’s the thing we’ve been hearing since we opened: ‘It’s so inviting, it’s like a house,” said Netti Domenichelli, who opened the new Madison Avenue boutique with her husband, Brent Gregoire.

Ihland a dry port in the storm

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:58PM

After a week of record-breaking rain, happiness, to a construction manager, is a dry crawl space. Madison Avenue Development manager LaMonte Lamoureaux was a happy man Tuesday morning when he inspected the apartment floors and the crawl spaces at the 37-unit Camelia Apartments on Ihland Place off Madison Avenue after Monday’s downpour. No water. “Some of the grass seed is probably in Puget Sound by now, and our stormwater holding tanks are full, but it’s dry down below,” Lamoureaux said.

Steward Title: The fine print is their world

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:58PM

To most people, a title insurance policy may well be “the fine print” distilled to its most impenetrable essence – page after page of mind-numbing legalese chock full of metes, bounds, plats and whereases. For those in the business, though, a land title is history in action – a record of everything that has happened in one particular spot. “Every sort of interaction people can have with each other, you will see in the title records,” said John Martin, owner of Stewart Title Company of Bainbridge Island, which has just opened an office in the waterfront complex on south Madison Avenue that holds Bainbridge Thai restaurant, among other businesses. “You see births, deaths – sometimes even murders – marriage and divorce, lawsuits that mean judgments, you name it,” Martin said.

Eleven Winery: Hurrah for Syrah

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:58PM

Sometimes, you need to have a nightmare before your dreams can come true. Matt Albee thought he was on the right track. He and wife Sarah had moved to Bainbridge Island – “the most beautiful place I could ever imagine” – with hopes of starting a family and a family winery. But then the high-tech axe fell, and he lost his California-based telecommuting job. “I was out of work for a year,” said Albee, “and I spent that time working on the house. And the added equity gave me the financial foundation to start the winery.” On that basis, and after a delay while the couple’s first child arrived, the Eleven Winery was born this spring on their Roe Road property, a backyard operation that Albee hopes will someday produce several varieties of fine wine.

One-stop tech shop hits island

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:58PM

Keith Kirkwood is out to rebuild computer users’ experience from the ground wires up. His new one-stop computing shop, Bainbridge Technology Solutions, sells components, builds its own PCs, and even makes house calls to help islanders faced with problems they cannot solve themselves.

The efficient, affordable home

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:58PM

How can a homebuilder offer the amenities buyers want, but keep the price affordable, especially in an area of nosebleed land costs like Bainbridge Island? Perhaps by learning a lesson from car-builders, and improving worker efficiency by standardizing tasks. “People think that a house that takes a long time to build is a better house, but actually, the reverse can be true,” said Dave Smith of Central Highland Builders. “By the third time around, our carpenters know the plan by heart, and they’re hammering nails instead of reading blueprints,” Smith said. “They’ve pounded all the wrinkles out of it.”

Seabreeze is drifting away

  • Sep 23, 2003 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:58PM

The Winslow retail core could expand to the south side of Bjune Drive under a proposal that would replace the Seabreeze Apartments with a five-building, mixed-use complex of retail space and condominium homes. Designed by architect Sean Parker, the Seabreeze plan calls for underground parking, ground-floor retail space and up to three stories of residential living on the one-third acre lot on the southeast corner of Bjune and Madison Avenue.

Chu bids Eyeland practice farewell

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:57PM

The ophthalmologist shifts focus to training doctors in his native China.
Dr. Franklin Chu dedicated his professional life to helping islanders see clearly. Now the island ophthalmologist takes a clear-eyed look at his own future. The longtime island resident has sold his practice to Kitsap-based Pacific EyeCare, a change that takes effect Sept. 2.

New building is a family affair

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:57PM

Earl, Linda and William Miller put up mixed-use project on Madison.
The new mixed-use building nearing completion on the west side of South Madison Avenue, abutting the driveway into the Madison Retirement Center, is a do-it-yourself proposition for the Miller family.

Taking a shine to Bainbridge

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:57PM

A good car wash isn’t as simple as a pail of soapy water and a brush, says Mike Brooks, a professional in the field. And that’s especially so with the new clear-coat but easy-scratch finishes. “The so-called touchless car washes can’t get your car clean unless you start with a broom dipped in soap,” he said, “but a brush on wet dirt scratches the finishes.”

Bringing ‘em back to Winslow Way

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:57PM

There was a time when, on a busy night, you would expect to wait for a table at the bustling Winslow Way Cafe. But then-owner Tom Lathrop sold the downtown institution, and for whatever reason, the fizz went flat. No waiting. Slow business. The place was advertised for sale. No takers. Then the bartender took matters into his own hands.

Cole is the artist for the crafts

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:57PM

If you think there aren’t enough customers for your business, consider Scott Cole’s problem. He designs custom interiors for ultra-high-end yachts. With the boats costing from $4 to $20 million, one would think there aren’t too many buyers. “There are actually more than you think,” said Cole, principal in Ardeo Design. “On an international basis, there are probably more than 100 yachts bigger than 100 feet built every year.”

Cole is the artist for the crafts

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:57PM

If you think there aren’t enough customers for your business, consider Scott Cole’s problem. He designs custom interiors for ultra-high-end yachts. With the boats costing from $4 to $20 million, one would think there aren’t too many buyers. “There are actually more than you think,” said Cole, principal in Ardeo Design. “On an international basis, there are probably more than 100 yachts bigger than 100 feet built every year.”

Brewer brothers are back in business

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:57PM

How does a fresh bouquet of bowl-size dahlias in nearly every color of the rainbow sound? The Brewer brothers – Zack, age 11, and Eli, age 8 – are back in business with their new permanent dahlia stand at the Head of the Bay, where Wyatt Way turns in to Eagle Harbor Drive. “We just put up a new stand a few weeks ago,” Zack said. “Our old stand kept getting knocked down.”

Long-delayed project under way

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:57PM

A lot has happened in the past three years. The country has undergone a terrorist assault and a war. The stock market has gone south, Boeing has gone to the Midwest and the federal budget has gone into the red. One thing that hasn’t happened, though, is work on the Meridian, a condominium-plus-something sited on the north side of Knechtel Drive, west of Ericksen Avenue.

Business is on the right tack

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:57PM

There was only one way to Christina’s heart: astride a horse. Blake Wagner stayed in the saddle, and lo these many years later, the happy trail brings the couple to Bainbridge and a new tack shop for the island’s many equestrian enthusiasts. Call it a stable relationship. “(Without horses), there was no marriage going on there,” Christina Wagner says.

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