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"Affirming the ties of two peoplesNow in its sixth year, an Indian Education Program is thriving."

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:51PM

"A new mural by Squamish artist Dale Harry, unveiled at the Title IX Indian education program celebration Saturday, depicts traditions shared by Bainbridge's native population and their first nation cousins of Canada.Those traditions are in turn strengthened by the Bainbridge Schools District's Indian Education program.The coast Salish mural, a triptych of three painted panels, each 4-feet square, was commissioned for the walls of Commodore Center with funds from the district's multicultural education budget.All the Commodore programs made the commitment to a piece of art that would welcome every student, said Catherine Camp, district alternative program coordinator, and we seized the opportunity to have an artist-in-residence come. "

"High-speed access a self-help projectDon't wait for Qwest, speakers say at Monday's island economic summit."

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:51PM

"First-rate telecommunications access will be as crucial for economic development in the 21st century as rail and air service were in the 20th century. And to guarantee that access, non-metropolitan communities should take matters into their own hands, rather than waiting for telephone companies to get around to serving them. "

"Filter the 'Net or else, schools, library toldNew federal mandates mean 'offensive' sites must be blocked."

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:51PM

"Bainbridge schools and the public library must block out access to Internet sites deemed harmful to children, or lose funding.A federal law that took effect last month, the Children's Internet Protection Act, ties the discounted telecommunications rates schools and libraries receive to compliance. "

What's wrong with the planning commission?Some members say their work is simply ignored by the city council.

  • Jun 6, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 3:51PM

"Editor's note: This is the second of two stories examining the role of the Bainbridge Island Planning Commission.With a heavy workload, long meetings and no pay, service on the Bainbridge Island Planning Commission has always been a thankless job. "

"Llewellyn (Chris, not Jim) bids for mayorThe lifelong islander backs new parks and trails."

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:50PM

"Saying she wants to continue and extend Dwight Sutton's work as a conciliator and mediator, Chris Llewellyn this week announced her candidacy for mayor.Presently chair of the Bainbridge Island park board, Llewellyn becomes the first declared candidate to succeed Sutton, who is not seeking re-election. "

Islanders pushed transit tax to successThe sales tax hike earned 77 percent support among Bainbridge voters.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:50PM

"Overwhelming support on Bainbridge Island provided the margin of victory for the Kitsap Transit tax levy, according to final results from the County Auditor's office.Islanders voted 5,956 to 1,770 - a 77.1 percent margin - to approve the additional three-tenths of 1 percent in sales taxes in the mail-only election in May. "

Youth services get a boostAgencies unite under the new Community Connections.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:50PM

"If island families find it easier this year to find youth services, they may have the new Community Connections for Youth to thank.The program, run by island's Health Housing and Human Services Council, brings together eight non-profits with differing goals but at least two similarities - they serve Bainbridge youth, and they're willing to work together to improve delivery. "

Perception can curb demand

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:50PM

"As the political season gets under way, we can anticipate hearing a lot more about growth.The first announced Bainbridge mayoral candidate, Chris Llewellyn, refers to island growth as a problem. If the survey recently completed on behalf of the Trust for Public Lands is any indication, a majority of islanders share her sentiments. "

Energy in light

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:50PM

"Looking at Painter Mark Norrander's current show at Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, one might conclude that each small stroke contributes to make his work a masterstroke.The egg tempera paintings on masonite, which range from 18 to 30 inches square have up to 20 layers of tiny cross-hatched brush strokes. Working from dark to light, Norrander builds a surface that has little texture but remarkable depth and dynamism. "

Play area also a galleryThe KidsUp! playground drew contributions from 18 local artists.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:50PM

"It's easy to imagine the KidsUp! playpark as a small wooden island in Puget Sound, rather than a play structure anchored in a sea of pebbles.Fish and water images abound. In the art works that are an integral part of the Battle Point Park structure, salmon leap into the air, climb a glimmering metal waterfall, dive under the surface of the pond at Rockaway Beach, shimmy across a glass pool.The art lets you know this is a playpark in the Pacific Northwest, said Babette Gazarian-Cherne, the project's art coordinator.Without the art works, the feeling of the playpark would be a lot more impersonal. "

"Twentysomethings in short supply on island, census saysChanging demographics may be driven by the paucity of rentals."

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:50PM

"Young adults - ages 20-34 - are in short supply on Bainbridge Island. And the youngest of that group - those 20 to 24 - might qualify for endangered-species status.The reason, it appears, is not entirely economic. Rather, it's the absence of habitat. Young adults, it seems, go where rental housing is plentiful, and avoid places like Bainbridge where it is not.That information emerges from new demographic data recently released by the Census Bureau, giving more detail about the 20,308 residents of Bainbridge counted in the 2000 census. "

Island assessments climb 10 percentHigh sales prices drive property valuations up.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:50PM

"Most island home and business owners by now have probably received postcards notifying them of changes to the assessed value of their properties.And as usual, Bainbridge property owners will see an increase in their valuations averaging roughly 10 percent. County Assessor Jim Avery and his staff mailed off the notices on May 25, before the Memorial Day Weekend break, as part of the department's ongoing reassessment efforts. "

"How soon, high-speed?The June 4 economic summit will address telecom needs."

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:50PM

"The movement of information can replace the need to move people.That's the premise to be explored at the daylong Bainbridge Economic Vitality Conference, themed Ferry Boats Are Not The Answer: What About Telecommunications Infrastructure? "

"Success came with vision, work"

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:50PM

"Public participation takes many forms.Countless islanders get involved as the parents of youngsters, helping out in our schools or coaching athletic programs. Others volunteer with the elderly or infirm, pick up garbage at roadsides, run for office or just work behind the scenes to change the community for the better. We thank them.Others find their calling in sitting back and complaining about traffic revisions - but this isn't about them.Instead, it's about those who make the occasional exemplary effort, and we paid homage to some of them - and their success - this past weekend and here again today. "

"Vancil in, Eremic considers council bidCouncilman Merrill Robison won't bid for the office of mayor. "

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:50PM

"Bainbridge Planning Commissioner Deborah Vancil has decided to run for the north-end City Council seat that Liz Murray is vacating. And north-end businessman John Eremic, who ran a write-in campaign against Norm Wooldridge two years ago, says he's strongly considering running for the same seat.Still another suspected council vacancy was confirmed last week when central ward councilman Merrill Robison said he will not seek a second term.I'm getting too old for this, said Robison, who also said he had no interest in running for mayor to succeed Dwight Sutton. "

"Cleaners open, blames dispute"

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:50PM

"Commuter Cleaners is open and will continue in business, according to owners David and Jamie Nelson.The Nelsons blame last week's temporary closure on Four Seasons Cleaners of Seattle, with whom they are engaged in a business dispute.Commuter Cleaners accepted clothes for cleaning, but the actual cleaning was done by Four Seasons.According to Jamie Nelson, they were dissatisfied with Four Seasons' work, and she notified Four Seasons owner Dick Pakko last week that she intended to terminate the relationship. "

Test scores are stableBainbridge students held their own on the national 'Iowa' test.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:50PM

"Bainbridge Island's students have maintained their relatively high Iowa Tests of Basic Skills scores for a third year. The ITBS, a test of ability in math, reading and language skills, has been administered nationwide for the past three years. This is a stable school district, Ordway Principal Bruce Colley said. Staff don't change wildly. That usually results in stable scores. Scores are good. We're happy with them. "

"Racist graffiti returns to BHSSix incidents this spring have led to one arrest, but no prosecution. "

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:50PM

"An outbreak of racist graffiti at Bainbridge High School - including Nazi iconography and anti-minority slogans - has drawn the attention of police.We've had numbers of swastikas show up, said Bainbridge Police Chief Bill Cooper, who sought this week to enlist the help of the public.Three incidents were reported at the school in March and another three last month, although none have been reported for at least three weeks. "

Hepcats take style to VietnamPerformances this month will raise funds for a cultural exchange tour.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:49PM

"The Swingin' Hepcats are dancing to Danang.The Lindyhop dance team will perform May 25-26 on Bainbridge Island to raise money for an upcoming dance tour of Vietnam. The Vietnamese government issued a first-ever official invitation to American youth, when they summoned the Hepcats to perform there with an indigenous dance troupe.The Vietnamese government regards this trip as a diplomatic breakthrough, said Kids First director Roger Ferrell, whose nonprofit to aid Vietnamese children is co-sponsoring the tour. They're putting a tremendous amount of energy into making it a success. "

"A project, a tribute, a homeThe Marge Williams Center debuts with an open house from 1-4 p.m. today."

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:49PM

"The path is meandering, 20 easy paces in length, maybe 25, connecting the front porch to the sidewalk. In ways both tangible and symbolic, it also reconnects the building with the community around it - a bridge that wasn't always certain or guaranteed.In the laying of the path - inscribed with the names of many donors and supporters - Wendy Johnson believes the Marge Williams Center has been reclaimed for Bainbridge Island, its presence exorcised of a crime that took the life of its longtime resident, for whom the center is named.The whole process (has been) to retake this building, Johnson said, and to say, 'No - this is not how she's going to be remembered.' "

Cultures collide in harborA proposed moorage plan angers local liveaboards.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:49PM

"It is sometimes said that the hallmark of a good compromise is that everyone is equally unhappy.If so, judging from the protest at a Tuesday public hearing, the Bainbridge Harbor Commission's new anchoring plan for Eagle Harbor is a success.It was a sharp clash of values and philosophies. Liveaboards said they don't want regulation; shoreline residents said they don't want liveaboards. "

Blakely plan takes shapeEfforts would illustrate the site's unique and rich history.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:49PM

"At Blakely Harbor Park, the wonder is in the juxtaposition - what is, viewed against what was.That's what's so fascinating about this site - this town had telegraph before Seattle did, said island architect Nate Thomas, part of a planning committee looking at the park's future uses.There's so much history here, and it's so unique for it to be left for nature to recover itself over the last 80 years.The park district will hold the last of three public workshops on the Blakely Harbor Park design plan, 2 p.m. May 20 at Island Center Hall. "

Cross Sound Church moving up

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:49PM

"When Cross Sound Church outgrew its temporary home at Woodward Middle School, it did what a lot of churches do.It looked at land, and at maybe putting up a building.But then somebody noticed that there already exists a large building meant to accommodate audiences, one that is always empty on Sunday morning - the movie theater.And so the church is moving into the Pavilion. "

New respite program to help weary parentsSpecial-needs children pose real challenges for working parents.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:49PM

"If families with working parents struggle to arrange children's lives for the summer, what can the end of the school year mean to employed parents with a disabled child?Marie Zharinov, whose autistic son needs full-time attention, knows that it means losing another job.Every summer I wind up having to quit, Zharinov said. This is the nightmare.German-born Zharinov, a translator who speaks 14 languages fluently, and her Russian carpenter husband moved to Bainbridge two years ago. They have been trying to find specialized day care ever since. "

"Choose well, firebrands"

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:49PM

"Dwight Sutton's announcement last week that he would not seek re-election as mayor marks, as much as anything could, the beginning of the political season.And while that season can't compete with this year's Mariners for sheer entertainment value, there's something special about local politics, particularly in what is still a reasonably small community. "

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