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Tools seized in arrestItems are thought to be stolen from work sites.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:19PM

"Equipment believed to have been stolen from area construction sites was seized in the arrest of a transient near High School Road Thursday morning.The suspect, a male believed to be in his mid-20s and listing no address, was arrested without incident at a rude campsite in a wooded area between Kitsap Bank and Lumbermen's Building Center.He was taken to Kitsap County Jail on suspicion of burglary pending formal arraignment, according to Bainbridge Police reports.Officers found that the campsite was served by power, with a sturdy light and a radio connected by heavy-duty extension cords to an outlet in a pumphouse 100 yards away across the woods. The pumphouse door, which had been padlocked by the property owner, was found forced open. "

Devote a day to the great NW salmon

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:19PM

"In the words of a popular T-shirt: Spawn 'Til You Die.Local salmon are anxious to do just that, biding their time until late-autumn rains show up to swell the flow of six Bainbridge Island streams, so they can spread a little coho mojo.We're just waiting for enough water for them to get upstream and do their thing, biologist Wayne Daley told us this week, with frisky fish now jumping in Fletcher Bay and other locations. "

"Inslee, Dicks retain Congressional seats"

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:19PM

"Jay Inslee will serve a second term representing Washington's 1st Congressional District.Good win, said Inslee, a Bainbridge Island resident, in an acceptance speech in Shoreline.Inslee easily outdistanced challenger Dan McDonald, taking 55 percent of the vote in mid-evening returns, and holding a seat that has swung like a gate over the past decade. "

Home Rule rules in Kitsap County

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:19PM

"Kitsap County joined the ranks of major Puget Sound counties by taking the first step in becoming a charter county last night.County voters approved an initiative yesterday allowing the election of 21 freeholders to write a home rule charter that could drastically change the way the county is set up.I really believe it will be a wonderful thing for Kitsap County, said Jim Martin, chairman of the Home Rule Committee. "

Absentees could decide Jackley-McMahan race

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:19PM

"Fluctuating numbers left District 26 candidates hopeful last night as they vied for the narrow lead necessary to take positions 1 and 2.Preliminary election results in Kitsap County indicated political newcomer Brock Jackley, D-Manchester, could clinch a close race for Position 2, ultimately sweeping the election against Republican candidate Lois McMahan - a former representative - with 52.1 percent to her 47.6 percent. "

"Angel, Endresen win commish seats"

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:19PM

"Kitsap County voters wished Republican candidate Jan Angel a happy birthday last night by choosing her over Democratic contender Dusty Wiley as the next District 2 county commissioner.With Wiley gaining nearly 48 percent of the vote, Angel secured just under 52 percent, according to unofficial final tallies provided by the Kitsap County Auditor's Office.Though not ready to call the race at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday from the Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel, where she and others celebrated her birthday and campaign, Angel still couldn't help but be excited and grateful by the early returns. "

"Haigh, Eickmeyer earn return trips to Olympia"

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:18PM

"While the presidential election seesawed with nail-biting ferocity across the nation, voters in the 35th District concerned about roads, ferries, taxes and schools, reelected the Position 1 and 2 incumbents by large margins.First term incumbent Kathy Haigh, D-Shelton, won reelection for a second term handily with an unofficial tally of 16,134 or 59 percent of the vote, to 9,822 (37 percent) for challenger Frank Dare, the state social worker who was fired from his job when he decided to run for office. "

"Sheldon, Rockefeller apparent winners in 23rd"

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:18PM

"Two of the three legislative incumbents from the 23rd legislative district were enjoying comfortable leads in early absentee ballot returns on Tuesday night. The third had a slimmer margin to hold onto.Betti Sheldon, State Senator from the 23rd District and Phil Rockefeller, State Representative from the 23rd District were celebrating leads of more than 10 percent against their opposition in early returns.Beverly Woods, the Poulsbo Republican who was appointed to Karen Schmidt's legislative seat, was leading Bainbridge Island Democrat David Harrison by three percent in early returns. "

"Trees, vines, and signs"

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:18PM

"We can see the theater marquee now: Creepers From the Black Lagoon, perhaps, or The Vine That Ate Winslow.Indeed, our dreams have lately been haunted by the sinister English ivy, truly the stuff of campy '50s sci-fi. Ever since we took the shears to the noxious weed in our neighborhood a few weeks back, saving three trees from its fiendish clutches, hedera helix preys on our hapless mind; suddenly aware of its threat, we find the devilish vine lurking in every hollow and shadow.Removal of the invasive weed - which can throttle and bring down native trees, harm understory plants and destroy habitat for birds - was the subject of this year's Earth Day effort back in April.We can only conclude that whatever valiant efforts were undertaken by islanders, they weren't enough, as a casual stroll through Winslow last week showed. "

"Mayor mulls transit levyIf nothing else, it could restore the popular Winslow shuttle."

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:18PM

"How much would you pay to ride the bus?More precisely, how much would you pay so your neighbor could ride the bus too?Island voters may get the chance to decide, as several city officials mull the possibility of a local transit levy to restore some bus service on Bainbridge next year.We're being held hostage by off-island voters, Mayor Dwight Sutton said, and we can get out from under that.The idea of local transit funding comes after the failure in September of a three-tenths of a cent, countywide sales tax increase. That hike would have restored Kitsap Transit money lost to last year's Initiative 695 - 45 percent of the agency's operating and capital budget disappeared with elimination of the state Motor Vehicle Excise Tax. "

"Fire levy to drop, revenues climbingAn expansion of the Madison Avenue fire hall is planned."

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:18PM

"Even as its levy rate drops, the Bainbridge Island Fire Department expects increased tax revenues to cover expansion of the Madison Avenue fire hall. A fire-protection property tax levy of $1.20 per $1,000 assessed valuation is being proposed for 2001, down from $1.28 this year. The lower rate would be offset by an increase in local assessments and new home and commercial construction.The net effect for 2001 is that while the tax rate will go down, fire department tax revenues will go up by about $300,000, to $3.3 million.That would mean the owner of a $300,000 Bainbridge home would pay $360 for fire protection and emergency aid services next year. "

Poets slam their way to art

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:18PM

"The poetry slam was born nearly 20 years before in a Chicago bar as a drunken challenge between two dueling verse-twirlers.Sunday afternoon's slam at the San Carlos, the first-ever sanctioned such event for Bainbridge Island's teens, was a far calmer affair - in presentation if not in theme. And that's the point, according to the event's emcee, Michael Ricciardi of Auburn's Spoken Word Lab.It's poetry meets professional wrestling, said Ricciardi, who himself has been a part of several Seattle-area nation slam championship-contender teams. Without the body contact. Hopefully. "

Restore the balance on Madison Ave.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:18PM

"And the winner of the Lamest Objection to the Madison Avenue Traffic Calming Project Award is (drum roll please)...My SUV won't fit in the lane!And you're asking for sympathy? But from the first day, the project that saw curves, cones and other goodies thrown in to slow traffic on one of Winslow's busiest streets was bound to pit competing interests against each other. Its merits depended wholly on what you use Madison Avenue for.If you see it as a speedway to the ferry terminal, the project might as well have been designed by the devil himself. If you actually use downtown as something other than a route to somewhere else - say, as a destination for shopping or other human interaction - the new crosswalks were heaven. "

"Horror of the HolocaustBHS thespians find life, love and death in wartime France"

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:18PM

"Think of Rachel Símon as a fresh-air version of Anne Frank.Rachel, the preteen heroine of Remember My Name - the fall Bainbridge High School production which opened last night for a three-week run at the LGI theater - is a young Jewish girl growing up in the south of France during World War II.As the German war tanks roll over her homeland, Rachel's parents make the agonizing choice to send her under an alias to live in a remote French mountain village - naively believing that she may be able to live there untouched by the cruelties of war until peace has returned.Instead, the shy, sweet-natured 10-year-old winds up concealed amidst a conflicted cast of characters with the Maquis - the French Underground resistance movement - and finds her burgeoning being and beliefs challenged to their core by a cruelly zealous Nazi lieutenant.The show is the first directed by Bob McAllister following his retirement last summer after a 30-year teaching career at BHS.The first time I read it, it brought tears to my eyes, said McAllister, who was casting about for a message production in the vein of last year's Bang, Bang, You're Dead. "

Everything old is new again on MadisonThe road goes back to normal Nov. 13. But did calming work?

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:18PM

"It generated praise. It generated scorn.More than anything, it generated mail - more than 400 written comments to city hall over a two-month period.Now, with an experimental traffic calming project on Madison Avenue winding down, it's up to city officials to decide whether it actually worked.It's been a fun exercise, because it provoked a lot of comments, Mayor Dwight Sutton said Thursday, in his office overlooking the controversial project. That's okay right there.The roadway will be restriped to its original layout Nov. 13, but could return in modified - and permanent - form sometime next year. "

Bike/ped plan makes stridesIdeas rolled in at a workshop on non-motorized transportation.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:18PM

"The parking lot was full. Perhaps, as Mayor Dwight Sutton suggested, that was in itself a comment on the state of bike and pedestrian access around Bainbridge.I bet 90 percent of you had to drive here because there wasn't a bike path to follow, Sutton told an overflow crowd, at a workshop on non-motorized transportation planning at city hall Thursday evening.We hope to change that.The 100-person turnout surprised organizers, filling up the council chambers and spilling over into an adjacent meeting room.The event marked the formal kickoff of the city's new Comprehensive Non-motorized Transportation Plan, informally referred to as the bike/ped plan. "

Fall colorsImages abound at Sunday's Arts Walk

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:18PM

"Red and yellow and pink and green, orange and purple and blue goes the popular children's song.The ditty instantly brings to mind the many moods, settings - even temperatures - colors evoke. Similarly, Island Colors, this quarter's Arts Walk theme, paints a wildly varied rainbow of creative expression by Bainbridge Island artists, writers and musicians. This quarter, Arts Walk has 10 new venues the public hasn't seen, and several returning after a hiatus, including First Church of Christ Scientist, the Bainbridge Public Library, Blackbird Bakery, Bainbridge Bakery, Pegasus and Churchmouse Yarns and Teas, Dinah Satterwhite, Arts Walk Co-ordinator, said. "

Fall harvest: campaign signs

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:18PM

"Hundreds of political campaign signs disappeared from island roadways last week, taken in a crackdown by the city.En route to a meeting Monday morning, city code enforcement officer Will Peddy still found a few more to be removed.I've really got to get dressed for this ordeal, Peddy said - clad incongruously in a dress shirt, slacks and work gloves - as he pulled over to take down a few signs for Democratic candidates near the Agate Passage Bridge.The sweep was made by Peddy and public works crews at the direction of Mayor Dwight Sutton, after complaints from some island citizens that the promotional efforts of candidates and campaigns had gotten out of hand.City ordinance prohibits political or commercial signs in local road rights-of-way, including the strip along each side of the highway. "

A close shave at Sakai

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:18PM

"Bald is beautiful at Sakai Intermediate School, where several teachers now sport shaved heads to support colleague Shelley Evans.Diagnosed with breast cancer in early September, Evans recently went through the first stages of chemotherapy, losing all of her hair. Six Sakai teachers had their heads shaved in support, in front of fifth and sixth graders last week.It was incredible, it was awesome - I had no idea there was so much support and love out there, Evans said.Teacher Tim Harris first approached Evans about the plan, to Harris responded, Oh, you silly.But she was surprised when others volunteered.I thought it was going to be just him, Evans said. Before I knew it there were five others, including teachers Jim Starrs, Doug Olson, Rick Moore, Bob Dwyer and Adam Rabinowitz. "

'Playground of dreams' unveiled

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:18PM

"With the official OK, the Kids Up! fundraising is under way.Last week, Bainbridge Island Park District officials approved the non-profit group's plan to replace the current aging playground equipment at Battle Point for an ambitious 10,000-square-foot dream playground largely designed by the kids for whom it's intended.A week-long day-and-night volunteer construction binge is tentatively set for mid-May. Between now and then, Kids Up! organizers will launch a high-profile effort islandwide to raise $150,000 toward the overall projected $450,000 cost. "

Committee to look at swimming options

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:18PM

"Faced with community support for a revived elementary swim program, the Bainbridge School Board will form a committee to look at alternatives.We want to try to create a study-group, not long-term but focused, school board president Bruce Weiland said, not to pit people against each other, but to better address the swim needs of the district and meet some of the swim-group positives that came out of this program. "

'Book art' coming to BAC

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:17PM

"Flip books, tunnel books, accordion books. Books that open like flowers, unfurl like flags, unroll like scrolls.Conventional definitions unravel in The Artist's Book, which opens at Bainbridge Arts and Crafts Nov. 4.This is an important exhibit, BAC staff member Victoria Josslin said, because we're seeing a form that's burgeoned internationally, but has never been shown in the West Sound. The display was conceived more than a year ago by Cynthia Sears, collector of 100 artist-made books, and Bainbridge artists Hidde Van Duym and Barbara Colven. "

"Gore, Inslee, Cantwell and Locke"

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:17PM

"We walked through the valley of the shadow of self-doubt last week - not the kind of stroll one is allowed, in a job that demands sufficient professional ego to fill that chasm and spill out over the sides.Weary of the political season, and questioning our capacity for thoughtful endorsements in some races, we resolved to bow out with a few to go. Maybe we needed a good pep talk, or a hug.We got the former via a call from a reader Friday evening, long after we're usually out of the office. "

Garage plan comes back from grave

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:17PM

"Just when we were ready to consign it to the dank and musty earth, laid by the heels with other great ideas gone lifeless, the Winslow parking garage plan has skipped back from the edge of the grave. Must be Halloween.Not to imply that the garage idea has any ghoulish qualities about it - not yet - but in the latest Town Square proposal, it's seen a resuscitation worthy of a certain Transylvanian count.As now envisioned, the project would include four levels of underground parking, a two story cultural component that may or may not be a convention hall, and two stories of rental housing, half of it subsidized. Total cost for the project is projected to be $15 million. "

Harry's world

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:17PM

"Across the front of the bus, the display reads In His Service, and a crowd is gathered nearby.A revival has not come to town.Rather, it's the movies. And that's bound to draw at least as big a following. Outside Sandy's Barber Shop on Winslow Way, a moving van spills lighting and camera equipment onto the street; the revival bus, rented for this occasion, sees much coming and going, and costumed figures can be glimpsed through its windows. A grip marches around on its roof - we believe he's a grip; it's early in the production, and we are still confused about some of the players - laying cables for a fluorescent tube that will be affixed to the side for lighting. Much equipment is toted inside.Maybe we'll see someone famous, a teenage girl says to a friend, watching from across the street. In fact, they won't. But that's not the point.Nearby lurks a somewhat hulking figure, draped in a greatcoat and bearing a look of perpetual concentration.He is Garrett Bennett, and Farewell To Harry is his film. "

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