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Time to think fall energy, just as summer arrives

  • Aug 4, 2011 at 4:26PM

Who would have thought most of summer so far would feel like fall? From gray skies to rain showers, this summer has not lent itself to fun in the sun, at least until now.

Council candidates turn out, how about voters? | Opinion | August 5

  • Aug 4, 2011 at 4:25PM

Let’s begin this serious business of weighing in on City Council candidates by expressing that this primary election is particularly confusing because there are four candidates for the Central Ward and three wanting to represent everyone on the island (at-large). Selecting one of two is simple enough, but this time voters have to winnow out multiple numbers of these diligent, upstanding citizens just to reach the magical general election number of two. Fortunately, there will be only two choices in November, though the number of races will double to four.

Thanks to you, we bloomed | Letters | August 5

  • Aug 4, 2011 at 4:23PM

Summer brings visitors to the Bainbridge in Bloom garden tour for an assortment of reasons. Some love getting an insider’s view of the exquisite, sometimes hidden spaces that make Bainbridge such a gem. Others are passionate gardeners who seek ideas and inspiration for planting and design. Still others grab a friend and make the trip to experience the joy and fun of a reliably high-caliber garden tour on a gorgeous July afternoon.

City is responsible for rate reduction delays | Lettesr | August 5

  • Aug 4, 2011 at 4:23PM

Concern has been voiced that City Council’s pending vote on reducing water rates was purposely delayed to benefit Mr. Peters’ reelection bid. Responding, Mr. Peters blames the Bainbridge Ratepayers Alliance for delays in providing financial relief for city’s water customers. To paraphrase Shakespeare, methinks the council member doth protest too much.

There’s absolute proof shoreline needs help | Letters | August 5

  • Aug 4, 2011 at 4:22PM

As a member of the volunteer citizens participating in the effort to prepare a revised shoreline management plan for Bainbridge Island, it is important to note that this was a group effort involving many volunteer hours.

August 5th, 2011 Editorial Cartoon

  • Aug 5, 2011 at 1:00AM

A man and his truck; Poulsbo resident John Olson writes his adventure in the book 'Down John's Road'

  • Aug 5, 2011 at 1:00PM

Poulsbo resident John Olson writes his adventure in the book "Down John's Road"

Jeannette takes on weeds with a vengeance | Who's Who

  • Aug 1, 2011 at 1:46PM

Franks ranks as the island’s No. 1 Weed Warrior, an organization she helped start in 2003 after some 10 years of fighting non-native plants on her own, well, along with her husband, Dick Baker.

Jaco & Barbara mesh ministry and community | Who's Who

  • Aug 1, 2011 at 1:43PM

The church that Jaco and Barbara ten Hove co-minister doesn’t have a door. It doesn’t have any windows or a roof either. In fact, Cedar Unitarian Universalist Church doesn’t have an actual building, but the ten Hoves see that as a good thing.

Susan Jackson and her BAC passion | Who's Who

  • Aug 1, 2011 at 1:41PM

It was pouring rain the day Susan Jackson rolled into town in 2002. She and her friend P.C. Harper took a wrong turn on Sportsman Club Road and ended up circling Eagledale for quite some time. They never quite made it to downtown.

Terri Bryant survives and thrives in downtown business | Who's Who

  • Aug 1, 2011 at 1:40PM

At the age of 24 Terri Bryant got in a car, waved good-bye to Virginia and embarked on a mission to find her new home.

Kurt Nickel's love for the Special Olympics is close to home | Who's Who

  • Aug 1, 2011 at 1:39PM

It is not surprising that Kurt Nickel became involved with Special Olympics a dozen years ago in Hawaii since he had a teenage daughter with intellectual disabilities.

Three-day filing period set for BI Port District candidates

  • Jul 31, 2011 at 3:18PM

Along with deciding whether or not to establish a proposed Bainbridge Island Port District, voters in the Nov. 8 general election also will cast ballots on a five-member port commission.

July 22nd, 2011 Editorial Cartoon

  • Jul 29, 2011 at 10:55AM

Planners, councilors kick-off SMP review

  • Jul 28, 2011 at 7:29PM

A group of citizens and a handful of city employees had already spent more than a year and countless hours hashing out regulations, opinions and science before the council decided to escalate the decision process to reach a December deadline, opting not to seek the optional one-year extension.

Candidates try to separate themselves from the pack

  • Jul 28, 2011 at 7:27PM

While seated at the City Hall dais on Tuesday, candidates answered audience questions regarding Winslow Way reconstruction, the fate of the city’s water utility, the performance of the Bainbridge Island Police Department and many others.

Changes afoot at the top of Chamber

  • Jul 28, 2011 at 7:24PM

After eight months at the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce, Andrea Mackin is leaving for a new consulting partnership with a goal of continuing to steer the downtown business community out of the recession and reconstruction rubble.

Community helping out after devastating fire destroys home

  • Jul 28, 2011 at 7:00PM

It was a fire created by an inexplicable explosion. Nick Durrant was working last Saturday afternoon on a wooden key fob he was creating in the garage of his home on Fort Street when he decided to apply some Super 77 Adhesive spray to the small object.

Kids in Concert: Children are the future of the world

  • Jul 28, 2011 at 3:49PM

One of the island’s newest nonprofits, Kids in Concert, combines music training with improv in a holistic approach.

It’s doubtful the city will rid itself of its cash cow

  • Jul 28, 2011 at 3:58PM

Perhaps the most divisive of the many issues facing the seven (three At-Large and four Central Ward) primary election candidates for City Council involves the future of the city’s water utility. Four (Dave Ward, John Green, Steve Bonkowski and Kim Hendrickson) favor transferring it to Kitsap Public Utility District, while three (Barry Peters, Joe Levan and Chris Van Dyk) say it should stay with the city.

Shoreline update needs a balanced approach

  • Jul 28, 2011 at 3:56PM

Bainbridge Shoreline Homeowners representatives are grateful for the opportunity to have served on the citizens committees for the Shoreline Master Plan update.

Interfaith dialogue may prevent dissension

  • Jul 28, 2011 at 3:55PM

When the Bainbridge Island Interfaith Council was formed in 1997, it gave an opportunity for the diverse faith communities of our island to work together.

Here’s gratitude for those who seldom receive it | Letters | July 29

  • Jul 28, 2011 at 3:53PM

Gratitude is what I want to express to our electeds, plain and simple gratitude and respect for their hard work, commitment to the responsibilities they shouldered, and the dedication to their goal of creating a better community.

Shoreline Collective ‘rights’ should trump private property | Letters | July 29

  • Jul 28, 2011 at 3:53PM

Nor have I heard any talk about the obligation of private property owners to exercise their “rights” in such a way that they do not infringe on the rights of others.

Ward’s emphasis is on neighborhoods | Letters | July 29

  • Jul 28, 2011 at 3:52PM

While we are entitled to indulge in a certain amount of self-congratulation, it is also important to consider our opportunities for improvement. Two years ago the voters decided the mayor/council form of city government had to go.

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