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  • Nov 18, 2008 at 3:15PM

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State Sen. Phil Rockefeller on tour

  • Nov 15, 2008 at 8:00AM updated Nov 19, 2008 at 10:07AM

Recently re-elected State Sen. Phil Rockefeller talks with Monica Marschall CNA at Island Health and Rehabilitation Center on Wednesday. He spent three hours observing workers and assisting patients at the facility. As a member of the Ways and Means Committee in Olympia, Rockefeller works on budget allocations for low-income medical assistance. “They are doing a great job here and I learned a lot from this visit,” Rockefeller said. “Having been a patient before I had a good idea of what sorts of challenges these workers face, spending three hours and helping them gave me a new perspective on their important work.”

Bainbridge Spartans finish sixth at State | Girls Swimming and Diving

  • Nov 18, 2008 at 3:11PM

For the first time, the Bainbridge girls’ swimming and diving team came home from a state championship meet without a trophy.

Project Wishbone has overwhelming demand

  • Nov 19, 2008 at 3:00PM

Helpline House is facing some tough realities as they move into the holiday season.

Bainbridge Police Blotter | FYI, Nov. 19

  • Nov 19, 2008 at 3:00PM

Bainbridge Police reported the following incidents:

In search of ZINA, Part I

  • Nov 19, 2008 at 12:00AM

Gliding a sailing dinghy on light breezes through Eagle Harbor offers a living library of maritime history. It’s an ever-changing panorama and feast for the eye.

IN OUR OPINION Motorists vs. nonmotorists

  • Nov 19, 2008 at 12:00AM

The venom that occasionally surfaces between islanders regarding our roads and the various manner in which we travel them can be embarrassing, breathtaking and even entertaining.

Thanks for our day of giving

  • Nov 19, 2008 at 12:00AM

It turns out that most of what we think we know about Thanksgiving, that apparently most American of all holidays, is not as true as we might think it is.

Hail Ratapalooza, but not vermin themselves

  • Nov 19, 2008 at 12:00AM

A week ago Saturday, RatsPacNW sponsored its Seventh Annual Ratapalooza at the VFW Hall on Mercer Island. (Evidently the Convention Center and Benroya Hall were booked). Ratapalooza is, of course, a festival for rat aficionados featuring rats of all shapes and sizes. This year’s event included rats wearing tiny Halloween costumes, a rat named Snoodles wearing a reindeer outfit, and an appearance by Tanya Hardin’s (no relation) polydactyl rat Hannibal, a black Berkshire rat, which has seven toes (three more than usual) on its front feet and six toes (one more than usual) on its back feet.


  • Nov 19, 2008 at 12:00AM

Teens – and in a demographically fascinating twist, moms – are in a tizzy about “Twilight.” The forthcoming film, based on the insanely popular Stephenie Meyer book series, opens during waking hours on Friday. Die-hard fans, however, can get an early start with a midnight benefit showing on Nov. 20 at Bainbridge Cinemas at the Pavilion.

Pairing up a one-man band

  • Nov 19, 2008 at 12:00AM

Until recently, Peter Spencer had never recorded with a pianist.

Coat Drive: Girl Scout Troop 50879 is holding a winter

  • Nov 19, 2008 at 12:00AM

coat Drive: Girl Scout Troop 50879 is holding a winter coat drive for Helpline House through Nov. 21. Please donate coats and cold weather clothing in all sizes, new or used and in good condition. Drop boxes are at Wilkes, Ordway and Blakely Elementary schools and Sakai Intermediate School. Contact: Carole Cottle, 780-3009 or

In tough times, heroes rise to churches’ call

  • Nov 19, 2008 at 12:00AM

KITSAP COUNTY – Corporations and individuals are feeling the metaphorical pinch a month after the October financial market crash signaled in economic worry worldwide. Nationally known businesses have filed for bankruptcy and shoppers are turning a closer eye toward their pocketbooks.

Hunting incident sparks concern

  • Nov 19, 2008 at 12:00AM

A Friday encounter between a Springridge Road resident and a shotgun-toting deer hunter has raised questions about firearm laws on Bainbridge.

Other adventures in writing biography" at 2 p.m. Nov.

  • Nov 19, 2008 at 12:00AM

other adventures in writing biography" at 2 p.m. Nov. 22 at the Bainbridge Island Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N on Bainbridge. Info: or call the library at (206) 842-4162.

Lentil barley stew: It’s what’s for dinner

  • Nov 19, 2008 at 12:00AM

Nature’s kitchen

Theatre will be auditioning actors for “The Rainmake

  • Nov 19, 2008 at 12:00AM

Theatre will be auditioning actors for “The Rainmaker” at 7 p.m. Dec. 1-2 at the theatre, 599 Lebo Blvd. in Bremerton with director David Siskin. Info:

‘The Marriage of Figaro’ = some kind of (honeymoon) for Bremerton Symphony and Kitsap Opera

  • Nov 19, 2008 at 12:00AM

This opera, a centuries old tale of love and lust and the comedy of mistaken identity, is rife with marriage and the carnal desire thereof.

All wrapped up in a big red bow

  • Nov 19, 2008 at 12:00AM

What’s Up’s holiday coverage kicks off with the boys from

Even evergreens get the blues

  • Nov 19, 2008 at 12:00AM

Many gardeners are retreating inside to pour through seed and gardening catalogues or explore all those unread gardening books. But, if we do happen to go out into the garden to take advantage of some milder days for clean up and a bit of last minute planting, we may notice some of our evergreen plants looking not so evergreen.

East-coaster-turned-islander set to release new album:

  • Nov 19, 2008 at 12:00AM

Blues picker/singer Pete Spencer has been making music on Bainbridge Island for a little more than five years now — ever since he made his way here from a life of music on the East Coast.

Author recounts journey across the world, tonight

  • Nov 19, 2008 at 12:00AM

Author/explorer/historian Harry Rutstein presents his new adventure memoir, chronicling the his trek in the footsteps of Marco Polo.

The evolution of eclectic, electric cellist Jami Sieber

  • Nov 19, 2008 at 12:00AM

Sieber returns to the Collective Visions

‘The Marriage of Figaro’ = some kind of (honeymoon) for Bremerton Symphony and Kitsap Opera

  • Nov 19, 2008 at 12:00AM

When I talked to her before rehearsal earlier this week, Kitsap Opera founder and artistic director Leone Cottrell-Adkins laughs, “If it would’ve been my choice, I don’t think we would be doing this one ... .”

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