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Woman dies when car goes into harbor

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:59PM

Police believe the death of Willmetta Allen, age 88, was accidental.
A woman whose body was found in a half-submerged car off the south shore of Blakely Harbor Monday morning was the victim of an apparent accidental drowning, police say. Willmetta “Willi” Allen, age 88, of Bainbridge Island, died sometime late Sunday or early Monday when her car plunged into the harbor at the end of a long driveway to her Country Club Road residence.

Union pickets ferry docks

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:59PM

Galley workers protest layoffs as Sodexho-WSF negotiations fail.
Ferry galley workers were out in the cold Monday morning – out of work, and picketing in the frigid pre-dawn hours. Some two dozen galley workers stood by the lobby entrance of the Winslow ferry terminal in the 22-degree cold, handing out flyers and urging passengers to contact their legislative representatives to support restoring galley service on-board ferries, which ended Dec. 31.

Red, white and green in 2003

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:59PM

A look at the year in review.
It began with the threat of war, and promptly made good on that threat. But 2003 left Bainbridge Islanders, who turned out en masse against the Iraq invasion, largely outside its effects once the hostilities began. Only tighter ferry security rules and the appearance of armed Coast Guard escorts served as local reminders of the conflict abroad; the flag-draped caskets, thankfully, returned to communities elsewhere.

Auditor stings city again

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:59PM

Filings were late, as usual.
It what has become something of an annual ritual, the city was chastised this week by the state auditor. For the 19th time in 22 years, the city failed to submit financial documents on time for its annual review, the Washington State Auditor’s Office said in a Dec. 26 report covering fiscal year 2002.

Endowment goes to work

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:58PM

A community fund shepherds work by other, smaller causes.
Sebastian Eliahu Galpert died in 1999, a month before his second birthday. In gratitude for community support during their son’s illness, Larry Galpert and Amalia Escobar established a fund to underwrite philanthropic projects by island young people.

Injured sisters on the road to recovery

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:58PM

Their vehicle was crushed by a truck Dec. 9.
For sisters Laura and Vicky Spray, the season’s gifts are small but blessed. A warm shower. A tentative, walker-assisted amble down the hallway and back. Sharing a room for the first time since high school. “We have a lot of things to be grateful for,” Laura Spray said. “Just being alive is huge.”

Small Worlds

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:58PM

A new electron microscope gives students a window to the unseen.
Maybe it wouldn’t fit in the sleigh. Maybe chimney soot would have clogged its carefully calibrated innards. Whatever his reasons, Kris Kringle checked Bainbridge High School off his list early this year, delivering a gently used scanning electron microscope in time for a few trial runs before the holiday break.

Wolverines are top dogs in group thinking

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:58PM

Woodward is No. 1 in state at Knowledge Master Open. The Knowledge Master team from Woodward Middle School went in with a mission: score at least 1,400 points in the nationwide competition. That they did – and in the process emerged as the top team in Washington state.

Historical museum is coming to town...‘soon’

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:58PM

Structure’s third move is a first for the historical society. Next week won’t be the first time Bainbridge Islanders have seen parts of the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum trucked down the road. But it will still be the most important move in the museum’s history.

Planning for building bond - Island Schools

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:58PM

The school district is conducting a facilities review of every building in the system to help shape the construction bond that will go before voters in November 2004, administrators say.

Local history comes to BIB - News Roundup

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:58PM

The Bainbridge Island Historical Society and Bainbridge Island Broadcasting signed a contract last week to collaborate on a new series of programs on island history.

Welcome to the workforce

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:58PM

A new program puts challenged students on the job with local businesses. BR> In a pre-lunch-rush lull, Travis Gallup works quickly, pressing a crust into each of the six deep-dish, mini-pizza pans on the narrow counter, then carefully ladling on the sauce. The job, he says, is stressful at times, when it’s busy and the pizza pans run out. It also took a while to figure out a good way to get the right amount of cheese on each pizza.

Village hit with $21,510.33 sewer bill

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:58PM

The city has not charged the Seattle property owners for the past three years.
As stocking stuffers go, one might prefer coal. The owners of the Village Shopping Center, and by extension its 18 tenant businesses, were presented this month with a bill from the city for $21,510.33 for back sewer service charges.

Council punts paper issue - News Roundup

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:58PM

The Sun will not set on the Review. Acknowledging that a possible change from the city’s longtime use of the Bainbridge Review as the vehicle for its legal notices is “a very sensitive subject in our community,” the City Council this week tabled the issue.

Ferries to roll out wireless service

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:57PM

But reliability and cost are still long-term questions.
Washington State Ferries will begin a test early next year of wireless technology, in hopes of offering Internet access to ferry passengers – both on the passenger deck and from within cars.

Community is rooted in compassion

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:57PM

Herman, Lyons are among the youths honored by BYS for their altruistic acts.
They don’t know what all the fuss is about. It just seemed like the most natural thing in the world. When Bainbridge High School sophomores Irene Herman and Anna Lyons learned they’d been nominated for a Compassionate Action Award for escorting disabled Woodward students to the eighth grade banquet last spring, the friends were caught off guard.

Changes afoot in legal arena

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:57PM

The city and its attorney agree to cap costs for general services.
The city may yet put the brakes on accelerating legal costs. General legal spending will be capped at $225,000 next year, under a new agreement with the Bellevue firm of Inslee, Best, Doezie, Rider, which has provided services to the city for more than a decade.

Winslow plan popular

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:57PM

But concerns remain over pedestrian access, funding.
You might have thought “The Return of the King” was opening at City Hall. Some 180 people crowded the council chambers and foyer Monday afternoon for a presentation on downtown Winslow urban design improvements.

Budget sorted out, again -- News Roundup

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:57PM

Barring yet another late complication, the city’s 2004 budget should be approved this week. Consensus on the budget was imperiled last Friday, when finance officials determined that the council had balanced next year’s operations spending by cutting from capital projects, two funds that are strictly segregated.

Council may move legal ads

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:57PM

A councilman’s resolution could change city’s ‘official newspaper.’
The City Council plans to revisit the question of which publication should be the city’s “official newspaper.” A resolution to that end, proposed by Councilman Bill Knobloch, is slated for discussion by the council next Wednesday.

School security plan cut short

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:57PM

Monitoring may be done outside the administration building instead.
The cameras will not be rolling, at least not for now. Four security cameras purchased to monitor for vandalism on the Bainbridge High School campus may be used to view the district administration building instead.

Winslow coming together for plan

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:57PM

Property owners agree to easements for retail alleyway, utility projects. The second of two parts.
If proposals for downtown enhancements come with any momentum, it is this: early buyoff from the very people who will be asked to accommodate it.
A case in point would be changes to the alley off Madrone Lane, running east-west and crossing properties held by six different owners of adjacent buildings.

This Year's Island Treasures

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:57PM

Hidde Van Duym and Maggie Smith will be feted for artistic pursuits.
The adage “good things come in small packages” has proved true for island artists Maggie Smith and Hidde Van Duym.
Smith and Van Duym learned that they were tapped to receive Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities Council’s 2004 Island Treasure Awards when event organizer Cynthia Sears presented each with badges that admit guests to the ceremony.

A small school thinks big

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:57PM

Eagle Harbor High teens learn to lead – and to give.
There are four tables in the classroom, placed at odd angles.
And there are just four kids per table.
All eyes are on an overhead projection of a New Yorker magazine cover featuring a child caught in a floodlight against a graffitied brick wall, CDs in both hands.

Tax bill for parks just keeps rising

  • Dec 17, 2003 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 4:57PM

Voters will decide a $5.7 million levy – a 16 percent hike – Feb. 3.
A new ball field here, a new playground there. Leaky roofs over some buildings, and soaring insurance costs for the workers inside.
Put a dollar figure for maintenance, repair or general overhead on each of those items, and soon you’re talking about real money.

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