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Parking woes need change of habits

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:56PM

"Islanders have many different visions for this community, and we wouldn't presume to articulate all of them. We feel comfortable, though, asserting that not one of us envisions the island as a parking lot.Yet without action on the city's part, that is what is likely to occur at and around the ferry terminal, where the demand for parking far exceeds the limited supply. "

"Are we losing the space race?Ferry parking regularly spills into downtown, vexing merchants."

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:56PM

"You could see them sporting Mariners caps and oversized tickets to the All-Star baseball game in Seattle, circling in vain for a parking space at the ferry terminal.Then you could see them give up, drive back into downtown Winslow, leave their car in a two-hour parking space and catch the boat - in so doing, joining the growing legion of illegal ferry parkers.We are in danger of being strangled by a string of vehicles looking for non-existent parking places, said Mayor Dwight Sutton. They are occupying our streets and not doing anything at all for downtown.While it takes a high-profile event like July's baseball All Star game to cast the problem in dramatic relief, proximity to Seattle is both boon and bane of Bainbridge.Island residents take advantage of the fact that the big city is only 35 minutes away. Studies show that almost half of island households have at least one daily cross-sound commuter, and those who don't go daily do go frequently. "

City plans for future parkingHow can the island avoid being overrun by vehicles?

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:56PM

"The ferry parking problem is much like the affordable-housing problem on Bainbridge Island - the free market isn't producing what the community says it wants.But the two issues move in opposite directions. While the marketplace produces too little affordable housing, planners fear that, left to its own devices, the market would produce too much ferry parking. If we allowed unlimited parking, it's so lucrative that there would be no incentive to develop the land, said Kathy Cook of the city planning department. "

"More in, more out for city racesLast-minute filings filled out several contests."

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:56PM

"Nothing like a little controversy to inspire new candidates.Citing his disapproval of recent traffic calming projects and plans for a roundabout at High School and Madison Avenue, 20-year-old Houston Wade has entered the fray for the central ward, position 4 city council seat. "

"Hail, king of the salmonA sculpture outside city hall will raise funds for local causes."

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:56PM

"A salmon big enough to be the one that got away is swimming next to city hall.The Bainbridge salmon is part of Soul Salmon 2001, a school of 200 Puget Sound fish sponsored by groups and individuals to benefit local programs and charities.The eight-foot long fiberglass sculpture, decorated by artist Sally Prangley Rooney and commissioned by Debbie Brainerd, will be dedicated in a ceremony at 12 p.m. Aug. 1 outside the city hall south entrance. When the truck delivering the salmon pulled up to my studio in May, it looked like someone had caught the biggest fish in the world, Rooney said. Now it looks like something out of a story book - it just brings a smile to my face. "

An aesthetic of fortunate mistakesJewelry artist Jane Martin finds her own way to artistic success.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:56PM

"Artists like Jane Martin develop unique processes - and then step back out of the way to let them work.In the exhibit opening Aug. 4 at Bainbridge Arts and Crafts, Martin shows earth-toned jewelry that bears the imprint of construction.I take advantage of so-called 'mistakes,' Martin said. When I was at school, and someone said 'This is how you have to do it,' I'd try it that way once - and then do it my own way.This is about my artistic expression. I'm an artist who happens to make jewelry. "

"Finding a universal fingerprintUnity Church on Bainbridge offers an upbeat, non-judgmental faith."

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:56PM

"Editor's note: This is the third article in a monthly series examining the island's faith community. As the parishioners file out of Unity Church's Sunday service at the Bainbridge Performing Arts Playhouse, there's no handshake from pastor Vici Derrick - it's a full hug.Thank you and God bless you, one says.Oh, he does indeed, Derrick replies, and he blesses you, too.Sort of a combination Della Reese of television's Touched by an Angel and the Statue of Liberty, the regal Derrick embodies Unity's upbeat approach to Christianity. "

New faces in council races

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:56PM

"Some new faces and a few familiar ones came forward to seek public office as filing week wound down Friday afternoon.Through 2 p.m. Friday, just two hours before the cutoff, all city races were shaping up to be contested. "

District taps Mork to head special ed.Mary Alice O'Neill will leave BHS to become principal at Woodward.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:56PM

"Clayton Mork will head special education programs for the Bainbridge school district next year, while Bainbridge High School Associate Principal Mary Alice O'Neill will replace Mork as principal of Woodward Middle School.The two appointments were presented by Superintendent Steve Rowley and approved by the school board Thursday. "

A editor's homecoming Katherine Johns returns to edit the island's literary journal.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:55PM

"Publishing Exhibition has always been an act of love. Now, editor Katherine Johns joins the cadre of volunteers who have worked on the bi-annual journal of visual and literary arts, founded in 1985 and sustained by the Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities Council. None of us are going to be traveling to the Riviera, Johns said. That's not the point. The point is to stay in touch with this community of artists. "

"Common sense, for art's sake"

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:55PM

"Nudity? A crucifix discarded amongst animal waste? The American flag, fouled by blood and a vandal's torch?One wonders just what kind of imagery foes of a proposed public art ordinance are afraid they might see in Kitsap County's next government building. Indeed, such programs are fairly commonplace these days - Bainbridge Island has one, and it has thus far yielded wholly benign works - so it's hard to imagine why the county's plan would cause much of a stir. "

Love beneath the canopy of the worldRomantic and classical music is the fare at the Bloedel summer concerts.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:55PM

"Vocalists whose name means plant life music may seem particularly well-suited to the Bloedel Reserve venue. The acres of exquisite plantings form the backdrop to the Brahms, Schubert and Schumann sung by Flora Musica - named for the interests of founding members Gerry Hyatt Bergstrom and Sydney Keegan, a fascination that helped bring them together.They met while both were members of the Washington Native Plant Society, and Bergstrom conducted the Port Townsend Community Chorus in the late 1980s while Keegan sang with the group.Both were accomplished musicians. "

"Council hopefuls few, so farOnly one of three seats is yet contested, as candidate filing week opens."

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:55PM

"The first day of candidate filing Monday produced a contest for Bainbridge's north ward city council seat, when Christine Nokes and Deborah Vancil filed for the seat to be vacated by Liz Murray.Vancil, a planning commissioner, had previously announced her intent to run for the seat. Nokes, a Point Monroe resident, could not be reached Tuesday.In the central ward, Bill Knobloch is the first declared candidate for the seat presently held by Merrill Robison, who has said he will not seek re-election. At least one other candidate is expected to file by week's end. "

"Landing sold again, this time to Montana interestA local representative vows a scaled-down plan, with no hotel."

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:55PM

"Bainbridge Island's trophy development property has changed hands for a third time.The new owners say their version of the Winslow Landing project will be less dense and intense than its predecessor. And they say that this time, it will really happen. "

'Net filtering unresolved at library

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:55PM

"The Kitsap Regional Library will delay a vote on installing Internet filtering at system terminals, library officials say.The library board does not want to take a vote until it understands the rules, and the way the law is being applied, said Sarah Scribner, head of reference and information services for KRL. "

Knobloch will run for central ward seatThe activist has yet to settle on one of two council positions.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:55PM

"Saying he wants to plan intelligently for development before it gets out of hand, retired pilot Bill Knobloch has declared himself a candidate for Bainbridge Island City Council from the central ward.We're at the early stages of growth, Knobloch said. It's important that we manage the assets we have correctly, because as an island, we do not have the option of adding land. "

'Cats ready for Vietnam

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:55PM

"The upcoming Swingin' Hepcats tour of Vietnam will be an exciting venture for all the teen dancers,.For team member Sonya Jakawich the trip has another dimension. The tour marks the first time Jakawich, who was adopted as an infant from Korea, returns to Asia.When I joined Hepcats a year ago, it never crossed my mind that I'd be going to Asia, Jakawich said. Who knows what it will be like there? "

Still a few steps to go on the path

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:55PM

"The community pathway can still use a few more bricks. But there's some other work to be done in the meantime. We checked in last week with Marge Williams Center board members Kate Carruthers and Wendy Johnson, who reminded us of the final (?) round of work parties slated at the center this week. Volunteers are asked to drop in from 5-9 p.m. July 25-26, to take care of the odd and ends - painting, trim work, what have you - left to be completed at the center on Winslow Way. "

Wild kingdomRavenous raccoons and a wily coyote keep homeowners on their guard.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:55PM

"They came like thieves in the night, hiding behind cartoonish burglar masks, their little gloved hands testing windows and screens.First, they found their way in through a pet door, eating three bowls of cat food and leaving the room in disarray.But when two raccoons began scaling a lattice and climbing through an upstairs window in search of food, Lizann Hupp and her husband Jeff Garlid figured it was time to call in the authorities. "

"'Full communion' proclaimedLutheran, Episcopal churches honor common faith."

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:55PM

"When the pastors at two Bainbridge churches trade pulpits this Sunday, it won't be just a visit.Rather, Bethany Lutheran Church and St. Barnabas Episcopal Church will celebrate the newly proclaimed full communion between the two denominations, in which each recognizes the spiritual authority of the other's clergy. "

Attorney Scott to seek schools postHe plans to file for the spot being vacated by Doug Picha.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:55PM

"Mike Scott will run for the school board position being vacated by incumbent Doug Picha. My wife and I have always loved the high value this community places on education, Scott said, and we've had a good experience with the Bainbridge schools. So I want to work to make it a good experience for others. "

"City sued over traffic stop, permitsPolice admit they erred in 1999, over a vehicle they thought was stolen."

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:55PM

"An admitted mistake by the Bainbridge Police Department and a change of position by the city planning department have led to two separate lawsuits in Kitsap County Superior Court.In one action, Bainbridge resident Jason Hebert claims that in 1999, police stopped him and a friend at gunpoint, believing the car carrying the two 17-year-olds was stolen. "

Don't forget to file for public office

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:54PM

Thinking about running for public office on Bainbridge Island? Then get out your checkbook and get ready to drive south. The official filing week runs 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 23-27 at the Kitsap County Courthouse in Port Orchard.

Raven' about dragon bonesFantasy comes alive in the second part of the RavenWood trilogy.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:54PM

"In the world of the RavenWood trilogy, good things come in multiples - two directors, three productions and a cast of 26 stars. Bones of a Dragon, the second part of the RavenWood trilogy opening at BPA July 27, advances the first story 20 years to the war between the Maug and Azria. "

Elemental art from the inner worldPosters by Susan Brown prefigure the August Arts Walk.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:54PM

"When artist Susan Brown could not see the physical world, she had to look to the world of the imagination. Now, the two visions unite in a series of paintings Brown exhibits during the Aug. 5 Arts Walk, also on view as Arts Walk's poster art.It's the first public showing of her work since Brown suffered a debilitating eye illness that lasted three years.During the periods when my eyes were too painful to open, my creative energy - which would not shut off - turned to my inner world, she said. "

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