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State auditors find procedural problems on Bainbridge, but no wrongdoing

  • Dec 8, 2008 at 9:00PM updated Dec 9, 2008 at 4:26PM

A glass can be half full or half empty. The state's audit of the city could be construed the same way. Depending on who you talk to, the audit either confirmed or rejected a barrage of citizen and council member concerns relating to the city's finances.

Bainbridge Police Blotter | FYI, Dec. 10

  • Dec 10, 2008 at 4:00PM

Bainbridge Police reported the following incidents:

City Hall... stay out of it

  • Dec 10, 2008 at 12:00AM

Don’t feel alone if you’re confused by the ramifications surrounding the City Council’s unanimous decision last month to ask the state Legislature to amend a state law that currently restricts having municipal initiatives held only during odd-year general elections.

KATY WARNER Christmas Fund needs your help

  • Dec 10, 2008 at 12:00AM

What makes an enjoyable Christmas? Have you ever had to worry about anything beyond the question of whether or not you chose the right gifts for those important people in your lives? What if you didn’t have enough money to feed your family? What if you couldn’t give the children any present, much less the X-Box they requested or the latest Bratz doll that completes their collection?

Cost of ‘Twelve Days’ has become exorbitant

  • Dec 10, 2008 at 12:00AM

The 2008 Holiday Season is upon us. If you are thinking that holiday shopping will be a bit more expensive this year than it was last year, you are correct.


  • Dec 10, 2008 at 12:00AM

In lieu of regular storytimes this month, the Bainbridge Public Library will hold “December Delights,” a special set of holiday storytimes and craft programs for preschoolers, their families and caregivers. The next one is at 10:30 today.

Soldier Care Packages: A donation drive is under way t

  • Dec 10, 2008 at 12:00AM

Soldier Care Packages: A donation drive is under way to send care packages to soldiers in Iraq. A drop box is outside Safeway now. Show your support by donating cards and letters, magazines, ground coffee, gum, mints, microwave popcorn, nuts, dried fruit, non-chocolate granola bars and other non-chocolate snacks, Crystal Light “on the go” drink mix packets for water bottles, Pringles chips, travel-size toiletries, and DVDs. Contact: Shari Morisset: 780-5312.

Brittany Gray becomes Spartans’ all-time leading basketball scorer

  • Dec 10, 2008 at 12:00AM

There was one bright spot in the Bainbridge girls’ basketball team’s 81-77 loss at Mercer Island last Friday: senior Brittany Gray became the school’s all-time leading scorer. Gray tallied 27 points to give her 1,332 points. She surpassed the 1,329 scored by Alice Russell, who graduated in 2004.


  • Dec 10, 2008 at 12:00AM

Runners and walkers of all levels of ability are invited to Saturday’s seventh annual Solstice Run.

Come on in, the water ride’s free

  • Dec 10, 2008 at 12:00AM

Kitsap County has plenty to offer visitors year-round, tourism officials say. And between now and March 31, 2009, visitors can get a free ferry ride to come discover Kitsap for themselves.

School district in talks with employee union

  • Dec 10, 2008 at 12:00AM

Contract negotiations are under way this week between Bainbridge Island School District and the union representing the district’s classified employees.

Audit finds procedural problems but no wrongdoing

  • Dec 10, 2008 at 12:00AM

A water glass can be half full or half empty. The state’s audit of the city could be construed the same way.

Spending the holidays with the Portable Reality Show

  • Dec 10, 2008 at 12:00AM

Jewel Box Theater’s resident improv troupe offers pay-what-you-can ‘Improvised Christmas Musical’ Dec. 13.

Looking to gift a gardener? Think green.

  • Dec 10, 2008 at 12:00AM

It’s already December. How did that happen? Holidays and celebrations are fast approaching. If you’re searching for just the right green, economical or resource conserving gift for a gardener, here are a few ideas.

What’s going on

  • Dec 10, 2008 at 12:00AM



  • Dec 10, 2008 at 12:00AM

artwork while the General Store hosts a special monthly dinner. Info: or call (360) 297-8074.

Playing around with words in the world of George Shannon

  • Dec 10, 2008 at 12:00AM

Growing up in the late-1950s, early-60s, in a town of 1,300, far away from anyone who actually wrote books for a living, George Shannon was always a kid who lived in his head.

The Most Wonderful (art) Walk of the Year

  • Dec 10, 2008 at 12:00AM

While the weather’s never dependable, the December Old Town Art Walk annually brings contributors out en masse.

Coming Out West

  • Dec 10, 2008 at 12:00AM

New York-based multi-instrumentalist songbird Heather Masse comes west to record new album and tour in prep.

What’s Up Weekend Wrock

  • Dec 10, 2008 at 12:00AM

3 Inches of Blood comes to town with a Bremerton bloke on bass, an Op Ivy tribute plus skankin’ for Megs at the Chuck in this week’s docket of rock.

BPA stages ‘Once Upon a Matress’

  • Dec 10, 2008 at 12:00AM

Here’s yet another family-friendly musical for the holiday season.

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