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A community’s treasures

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:32PM

Jenny Andersen and David Korten are honored for their art and vision. For displaying “a powerful sense of community” through their respective work with clay and with words, sculptor Jenny Andersen and author David C. Korten have been named Bainbridge Island Treasures for 2005. News of the prestigious local Arts and Humanities Council award came as a surprise to Andersen and Korten. They were chosen in a secret, double-blind juried process.

News Roundup -- Kiwanis looks to the sky/Peace event this Sunday/Critical areas meeting here

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:32PM

In honor of the late Bainbridge Island architect John Rudolph, the Bainbridge Island Kiwanis Club that he founded is working with the Dixieland band that he founded to help raise money for the local astronomical association that he founded. Together, their goal is to see that the planetarium project that Rudolph dreamed of, is realized on Bainbridge Island.

Tsunami relief gains momentum

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:32PM

A benefit event is organized for Jan. 16, while local banks set up special funds. As the suffering stemming from the Southeast Asian tsunami grows, so does the response from Bainbridge Islanders. From the concerns of a group of local artists comes “A Wave of Caring: A Concert for Tsunami Relief,” to be held at 3 p.m. Jan. 16 in the Bainbridge High School gym. “We have the power to impact change on the local level, and as more of us do that, we can affect the world,” said Marijane Milton, a mother, singer and member of the event organizing team.

Navy housing rezone takes a shelling

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:32PM

Neighbors and Planning Commission unite to recommend rejection by council. A proposed rezone for intense redevelopment of the Navy housing project on Government Way foundered Thursday, after a round of shelling by neighbors. By a 5-0 vote, Planning Commission members recommended denial of an application by American Eagle Communities LLC, for a comprehensive plan amendment that would be the first step in a rezone for higher density. The proposal will go to the City Council for consideration, but commission members were unambiguous in saying the plan offered little to the community.

Sports Roundup -- Olson places high in diving/Rowers claim Green Lake/Trifectas at weekly meet/

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:32PM

Olaf Olson is the first diver in Bainbridge Island history to qualify for the Junior National Diving Championships. Olson began his trip to Nationals in the Region 10 Diving Championships in Palo Alto, Calif. Fellow Dive Club members Krissy Dickson, Stephanie Whalen and Shelby Mann also traveled to Palo Alto for the regional event.

Out of the pool, for a spell

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:32PM

The Silver sisters catch their breath, watch the Athens games. Seven hundred of the world’s premier swimmers, a stadium with 10,000 spectators and only two events to exhibit years of training. That was the story of the Olympic Trials. “The competition was tough,” said 20-year-old islander Helen Silver. “But the only thing that made me nervous was my own expectations of myself.”

News Roundup -- Sex offenders: nothing new/Council backs metro parks/The two that got away/City steps up for sidewalks/School savings lower taxes

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:31PM

A telemarketer warning of new sex offenders on Bainbridge Island is misleading the public and selling subscriptions for information readily available for free, police say. Bainbridge Police Detective Scott Anderson cautioned islanders to think twice before signing up with a business billing itself as Zipcodealert.com, which has been contacting island residents for the past week.

WSF, trails fans spar

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:31PM

A proposed pedestrian bridge is disputed by ferry officials. Dozens of pedestrians spill from the ferry onto Olympic Drive just after 5 p.m. Many hustle up the sidewalk alongside the noise and engine exhaust of disembarking vehicles. Buses cut in and out of the procession before half the group hangs a left, intersecting the vehicle traffic; they move like a herd at the crosswalk, waiting for someone’s brave first step.

Sports Roundup -- Blackberry 10K coming up

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:31PM

The Bainbridge Island Land Trust and Island Fitness co-sponsor the first 10K Blackberry Run and Hike on Sept. 11. Registration is 8-9 a.m.; the run begins at 9:15 a.m. Runners will meet at Island Church on Sportsman Club Road.

Aloha means summer polo

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:31PM

The Hawaii tournament brings out the top teams worldwide. The Team Ray and Lady Ray water polo teams learned a humbling lesson last week in Hawaii. Perennial powerhouses at home, they faced much tougher competition in exhibition matches in the Aloha State. “We got worked pretty good,” senior Michael Stephen-McRae said. “It has sort of been a tradition for water polo to go there and get beaten up.”

Studio Mandala, exercising body and soul

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:31PM

Nia, PACE training bring in ladies young and old. Women of all ages soft-step to energetic music beating from speakers. Students of “Nia,” they gently reach, push and stretch their arms from side to side to the teacher’s instructions: “Gather.” “Wrap.” “Push it out of your way.” For instructor Colette DeWitt, it’s imagination that drives her movements and those of her students.

News Roundup -- Public Works secures loans/Preservation status OK’d

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:31PM

The city has been awarded two more ultra-low-interest loans from the state Public Works Trust Fund, officials announced this week. A loan of $3.618 million was awarded for upgrades to the Winslow wastewater treatment plant, with a second loan of $782,000 for construction of a new decant facility for processing ditch spoils at the Vincent Road transfer station. Both projects had previously received design loans through the fund.

News Roundup -- Accident spate doesn’t let up/Bicyclists at end of journey

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:31PM

A surge of serious traffic accidents continued Monday and early Tuesday, when a teenage driver struck a bicyclist on High School Road, and a young man was injured in a collision with a tree on Blakely Avenue.

Cleverley, Henden square off in GOP primary -- Candidate profiles

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:31PM

The winner faces Democrat incumbent Chris Endresen. Two North Kitsap Republicans are vying to face incumbent Democrat Chris Endresen in the race for the Kitsap County Commission’s north-end seat. The Sept. 14 primary will decide which Republican – electrician Scott Henden or attorney Matthew Cleverley – will move on to November’s general election.

Internment lessons stir protest

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:31PM

Parents cite an anti-government bias in the year-old program at Sakai School. Lessons to sixth-graders on the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II have inspired the objections of some island parents, who told the school board last week that the curriculum borders on “propaganda.” Parent Mary Dombrowski and several others appeared before the school board last week to criticize “Leaving Our Island,” a social studies unit developed by long-time Sakai Intermediate School teacher Marie Marrs with a $17,000 grant from the Washington Civil Liberties Public Education program.

DeGard, Mahaffay vie in primary -- Candidate profiles

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:31PM

The winner faces Sherry Appleton for a state House seat. Two Republicans are vying for a state House seat left wide open as Rep. Phil Rockefeller makes a bid for the state Senate. Frank Mahaffay, a Bremerton realtor and Navy veteran, will square off against Kingston business design specialist Paulette DeGard for Rockefeller’s 23rd District, Position 1 seat in the state House.

Lace ’em up and start running

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:31PM

Cross country looks for balance. Where cross country is concerned, the word “tryouts” is out of place. More appropriate would be “turnouts” – everyone with the will to run makes the team, and the real competition is not between individuals, but within them. “It’s you against yourself,” cross country assistant coach Cindy Beck said, “even though you’re running as a team.”

Robinson vs. Wade for parks -- Candidate profiles

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:31PM

Program analyst Kirk Robinson and architect John Wade are running for the position 5 post on the proposed Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park and Recreation District board. Robinson serves on the board of the present park district; the new board will only be created if voters approve formation of a metropolitan park district on the Sept. 14 ballot.

Sports Round -- Tryouts for select fastpitch/Classes open up for junior rowers/Girls hoops league seeks new players/Red Storm blows into town/10K Blackberry run

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:30PM

The 14U Bainbridge Blazers fastpitch softball team is looking to add players for the 2005 season. If you are interested and were born after Dec. 31, 1989, come to tryouts from 4-6 p.m. Sept. 26 at Strawberry Hill Park. The 2004 team completed a very successful first year at the 14U level and will be fielding a highly competitive team this next season.

Ready to show the naysayers

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:30PM

With a skilled offense, the Sparts are poised to surprise the Metro League. A disappointing three-win, seven-loss season that earned the Spartan football team a share of last place in the Metro League’s Mountain Division didn’t impress head coach Andy Grimm’s peers, who’ve forecast a similar fate for this year’s team. And that’s fine with Grimm.

Kickers earn 1-1 draw with NK

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:30PM

Different year. Same result. The Bainbridge Spartans and North Kitsap girls’ soccer teams settled for a tie Tuesday, with the annual Agate Passage battle ending knotted at one apiece. The teams’ non-league debut ended last year with the same score.

It’s all about fundamentals

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:30PM

Rachel Scott reflects on her Olympic effort. Since joining the first girls’ water polo team at Bainbridge High School, Rachel Scott has gone far, reaching Athens this past summer. Scott went to the 2000 Sydney Olympics as an alternate on the women’s water polo team, the first time women competed in Olympic water polo; she’s back on the island after serving as assistant coach to the women’s team in Athens.

Moving in, moving up for special needs

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:30PM

Students are learning life skills with a Winslow apartment. Barbara Brewis is looking for volunteers to unload the dishwasher. The circle of young people ensconced in comfortable chairs ringing the small living room don’t exactly leap to their feet with enthusiasm. It’s a scene one might see duplicated in other island homes. What makes this exchange unique is that the family setting – an apartment in the Eagle’s Nest complex – is really a classroom, where students who qualify for special education services are learning skills to live independently.

Sports Roundup -- Home pool advantage for Sparts at Relays/Kickers down C. Kitsap, 5-2

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:30PM

The familiar waters of Ray Williamson Pool held the Spartan girls swim and dive team in a warm embrace Saturday. The girls opened their season by winning the 17th annual Spartan Relays in six-way competition. Bainbridge won seven of 10 events to earn 61 points, followed by Snohomish with 53, South Kitsap (41), Marysville-Pilchuck (26), Central Kitsap (20) and Sehome (18).

Spartans rout Nathan Hale, 56-10

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:30PM

The Bainbridge defense holds the Raiders to just 24 total yards. Talk about your shock and awe. The Spartan gridders scored on six straight possessions in the first half, running up a 43-point halftime lead en route to a 56-10 thumping of visiting Nathan Hale at Memorial Stadium on Friday. What looked like it might be a fight – Hale ran the opening kick back 91 yards for a touchdown, then recovered a fumble on the ensuing kickoff to put the Spartans on their heels – soon turned into a beating instead.

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