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Kids, books: a good match

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:02PM

And Sharon Snyder wants to bring more of them together.
Talking to Sharon Snyder, you can easily imagine her reading stories with a clear and expressive voice, or patiently listening as you explain what kind of book you want. Snyder is the new young people’s librarian at the Bainbridge Library, taking over the role from Peggy Hughes, who is moving upstairs to the reference desk.

Thorne’s ‘Helen’ is a new classic

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:02PM

Lights dim, reels roll as Celluloid Bainbridge returns to Lynwood.
The strains of Mouret’s “Rondeau” are instantly recognizable to anyone who’s seen PBS’s “Masterpiece Theater.” Bainbridge High School graduate Ned Thorne’s movie “Helen,” playing Feb. 8 at the sixth annual Celluloid Bainbridge film fest, opens with the familiar melody that signals the onset of High Culture. Thorne, as host “Richard Thurgood” and seated in the obligatory wingback chair, turns to face the camera.

Park levy fails; district mulls ‘metro’ switch

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:01PM

The two-year, $5.709 million measure earns just 54 percent support.
Stung by the poor showing of a $5.709 million operations levy at the polls Tuesday, Bainbridge park officials will look at ending the district’s two-year levy cycle once and for all. Director Terry Lande said Friday he will appoint a blue-ribbon panel to study a possible switch to “metropolitan” park district status, and expects to take a recommendation to the park board at the end of this month. The board then could decide whether to pursue the change in taxing status, or put another levy before voters this fall.

Old fashioned, and proud

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:01PM

‘Families for Natural Living’ seek a more sustainable path.
Toddlers and babies jump and roll around on a thick living room carpet, as their mothers leaf through catalogs for organic foods. What looks like a playgroup is actually a meeting of the Families for Natural Living at the home of group leader and islander Selena Mordue. The non-profit organization is a resources and support group for parents who choose what members call a “natural living” lifestyle: holistic health care, natural birthing, alternative schooling, environmentally conscientious living, and “attachment parenting.”

Democrats to rally at Saturday caucus

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:01PM

Delegates will help select party ticket.
Sometimes, showing up is everything. At this Saturday’s caucuses, as few as two votes in a precinct can earn a democratic presidential candidate a delegate, who will then go on to help determine the party’s ticket this fall. “This will be by far the most spirited debate we’ve had in a long time,” said David Harrison, island resident and former chair of 23rd District Democrats.

Cross-cultural excellence

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:01PM

Veronica Ivey earns a new scholarship to study Japan.
Veronica Ivey had taken every Japanese class she could. So with the chance to continue her studies through the prestigious Reischauer Scholars Program, the Bainbridge High School senior applied and was admitted.

Teaching little musicians to play

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:01PM

Music Guild is expanding its offerings, even as it seeks a new home.
Most of the preschool-age students are using the wooden percussion sticks to keep time to the music. But a few have found creative variations, not necessarily music-related – like the tyke who holds them to her head antenna-style, and another who nonchalantly strolls the perimeter of the circle of moms and kids, stick dangling from his mouth like a stogie. Kindermusik is a lively start to the day at Ihland House, current home to the Island Music Guild.

Complaint prompts schools to drop fee

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:01PM

t Impact fees will not be collected until questions of legality are settled.
Bainbridge public schools may have been collecting impact fees illegally. So says an attorney retained by a private citizen to examine the district’s administration of the fees, levied on development to pay for new classroom space. “In the event of a legal challenge to the impact fee program, it is likely that it would be deemed to violate statutory and constitutional mandates and that the court would require improperly collected fees to be refunded,” wrote John Keegan of the Seattle firm of Davis Wright Tremaine, in a summary of his findings.

Lehua: where body, brain meet

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:01PM

The island-grown dance troupe will present ‘Beauty and Martyrdom’ Feb. 6.
Rain Ross runs at Karena Hatfield-Grytting full tilt. The imminent collision is averted at the last moment, as Ross leaps into the arms of the other dancer. Held aloft with Hatfield-Grytting’s arms locked around her knees, Ross is borne around the stage. The aerial pas de deux is a “phrase” from Ross’ “Beauty and Martyrdom,” the centerpiece of Lehua Dance Company’s Feb. 6 performance at the Playhouse.

Fire damages new home -- News Roundup

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:01PM

A fire of suspicious origin damaged a home under construction in the Olympic Terrace neighborhood early Thursday. A neighbor reported the blaze at about 1:30 a.m. Jan. 30 in the 11300 block of Olympic Terrace, and firefighters arrived to find flames and smoke coming from the second floor.

It doesn’t take a pro to contradance

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:01PM

Beginners fit right in on the floor of Island Center Hall.
The contradancers assembled at Island Center on a recent Saturday night fell into two camps: those who had, and those who have not, much. Some of the 14 or so couples gathered for the event swish around each other with self-assurance and aplomb, forming and re-forming their little foursomes in geometric patterns that recall the snowflake configurations of a kaleidoscope.

A bear for Bainbridge

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:01PM

The FAO Schwarz icon takes up residence at island day care.
Editor's note: This story first ran in the Jan. 21 Review.

Doug Hartley and 12-year old daughter Amelia have been giggling uncontrollably since Monday afternoon. But then, it’s not every day you get to bring home the FAO Schwarz bear. Via online auction site eBay, the Hartleys made the winning bid of $11,800, plus tax, for the enormous bronze teddy bear that sits outside the FAO Schwarz toy store on Sixth Avenue and Pike Street in downtown Seattle.

A long road for internee Nomura

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:01PM

The Port Townsend writer visits Bainbridge to reflect on life, times.
When Carl Nomura took a personality test, “love of adventure” was among his outstanding traits. That capacity to savor the unexpected and exciting – and tolerate the corollary dangers – may have been precisely the quality he needed to enjoy the wild ride that has been his lot.

Rotary rehab project is sign of the times

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:01PM

The club will overhaul the billboard at island’s north end.
Bainbridge Rotarians want to put a friendlier face on the island for visitors coming from the north. The club has adopted as a service project restoration of the wooden welcome sign that greets motorists coming across the bridge, to celebrate the centennial of its parent organization, Rotary International, in February 2005.

WSA show thinks inside the box

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:01PM

Original production explores the creative power of playful adaption.
A complicated theory becomes an elegant dramatic statement when West Sound Academy takes to the stage on this weekend. Translated to theater by WSA staff and students, theories on “complex systems” and “non-linear dynamics” became “Thing with No Name,” an original production that appears Jan. 30-31 at BPA.

Filipino officers are installed –– News Roundup

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:01PM

The Filipino American Community of Bainbridge Island has announced new officers for 2004-06. Officers include: Rudy Rimando, president; Felix Narte, first vice-president; Virgil Valdez, second vice-president; Myrna Nelson, secretary; Monina Hernandez, treasurer; Feling Berganio, assistant treasurer.

Taking smiles to a troubled land

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:01PM

Caring Clowns go to Vietnam.
Picture a stoic policeman directing traffic in Saigon with staccato hand movements, incongruously wearing a pink balloon belt and sword. The clowns have been in town. “We put the belt and sword on him,” said Jed Selter, “Duffy the Clown” for Caring Clowns International. “And he bowed, and went on directing traffic.”

Little white church of science

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:00PM

Christian Science follows the lead of Mary Baker Eddy.
What is striking about the island’s First Church of Christ Scientist is the simplicity of the place. No statuary or steeple marks the outside of the unpretentious one-story building on the southwest corner of High School Road and Madison Avenue. Inside, the impression of austerity is heightened by the absence of religious symbols; above the central podium, where one might expect a cross, are three words in plain gold script: God is Love.

Museum move begins Sunday -- News Roundup

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:00PM

Museum move begins Sunday
If you’re up at daylight this Sunday, you may be able to catch the annex of the Bainbridge Historical Museum moving down High School Road to its new home on Ericksen Avenue. “We’ve been planning this move for months,” said Jack Swanson, acting director of the historical society. “There have been a lot of delays, so it’s a relief that it’s finally happening. We’re tickled to death.”

Party honors local ‘poet of place’

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:00PM

Fans celebrate the life of the late poet laureate William Stafford. Northwest poet William Stafford might put to rest the shopworn Romantic notion that artists must suffer to produce great works and, better yet, suffer alone. Far from an icy iconoclast, Stafford mentored thousands of poets during 45 years teaching at Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Ore. Happily married for five decades, Stafford raised four children while penning poems that filled 67 volumes.

Pritchard Park gets $2m boost from feds

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:00PM

Appropriation brings fund-raising effort to 40 percent of $12m target.
The vision: a vast park with sweeping views of the Olympics and Cascades, where visitors can wander woodland trails and sandy shores – and a walk path where World War history was made. Bainbridge took a step closer to realizing that vision this week as the U.S. Senate approved $2 million for the acquisition of a 50-acre strip of land on the south side of Eagle Harbor – the proposed site of a waterfront park and a memorial to the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II.

Islander buys the FAO bear -- News Roundup

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:00PM

Doug Hartley and 12-year old daughter Amelia have been giggling uncontrollably since Monday afternoon. But then, it’s not every day you get to bring home the FAO Schwarz bear. Via online auction site eBay, the Hartleys made the winning bid of $11,800, plus tax, for the enormous bronze teddy bear that sits outside the FAO Schwarz toy store on Sixth Avenue and Pike Street in downtown Seattle.

Peterson named principal at BHS

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:00PM

The school board taps the longtime educator, calls him ‘a perfect fit.’
Brent Peterson will stay for the long haul. Peterson, who has served as Bainbridge High School’s interim principal since Dave Ellick retired from the post last June, was selected for the permanent slot by the school board, following an executive session last week.

Transit cutting midday service

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:00PM

The ‘100 series’ routes failed to generate sufficient hourly ridership.
James D. Estes has been a faithful rider of the No. 104 bus twice a day since he moved to Fort Ward just over a year ago. The midday bus lets him meet friends for breakfast in Winslow at around 8 a.m. and then takes him home.

Fast times on Grow Avenue

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:00PM

Neighbors and a new advisory group will look at speeds, parking problems. When Grow Avenue resident Barry Griffin was nearly run down on the shoulder by a speeding motorist, he did what any musician might do: wrote a song about the experience. “It’s called ‘Fast Drivin’ Bainbridge Wives,’” Griffin said, “but it’s about men and women. It’s a good song.”

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