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New housing group formed

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:37PM

City funding will support the coalition for affordability. The job of maintaining affordable housing on Bainbridge Island may have found the steady hand it needs. The Bainbridge City Council on Wednesday unanimously approved the formation of a new Community Housing Coalition, an advocacy organization dedicated to on-going analysis, research and education to provide housing for low and middle-income residents.

News Roundup -- Tech levy date to be set/Inslee chases ferry funding/Park project seeks support/Church hosts rummage sale/Meetings? Not on March 28/Chorale sing

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:37PM

An election date for the Bainbridge Island School District’s proposed $7.9 million technology levy will be chosen at Thursday night’s school board meeting, at 7 p.m. in the high school library. The school board had initially hoped to place the technology levy and the proposed $40 million facilities bond on the ballot together, on May 17.

Board mulls LGI’s future

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:37PM

The high school theater space has been an oddball since it was built. The principal calls it “goofy.” The superintendant describes it as “awkward” and “unfortunate.” Even the name – “LGI,” for “Large Group Instruction” – is off kilter for a room that might more simply be known as “the auditorium.”

KCCHA buys Serenity House

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:37PM

The adult group home at Lynwood Center has about 20 residents. When community leaders and agencies pull together to save your home, that seems pretty lucky. But in some ways, the residents of Serenity House – a group home for developmentally disabled adults in Lynwood Center – made their own good fortune. “These people help by being (in the Lynwood Center neighborhood), talking to kids, sweeping the sidewalk,” Mayor Darlene Kordonowy said. “Kids learn they don’t have to fear people who are different. That’s the passion I have (for saving the home).”

Speed of rowers makes waves in harbor

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:37PM

Rowers ask, should vessels powered by oar be subject to wake restrictions? You can’t break the four-minute mile if you only train at a leisurely jog. The same goes for rowing, said Bainbridge Island Rowing Club member David Ward, who lobbied the Harbor Commission Tuesday to boost Eagle Harbor’s 5 knot speed limit for muscle-powered shells and other club watercraft.

Liveaboards face steeper moorage fees

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:37PM

It could cost $200 a month to live in the harbor, under a revised plan. Eagle Harbor liveaboards will likely see no city assistance to defray new monthly fees that may start at $200 for a typical anchored vessel, according to the Harbor Commission’s final recommendations on the proposed Eagle Harbor Anchoring and Mooring Plan. The commission finalized its recommendations Tuesday and will hammer out a detailed fee estimate before submitting the plan to the City Council later this month for final approval.

News Roundup -- Priest pulled from ministry/Rotary sets up endowment/Home show has roadshow

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:37PM

The priest at St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Sean K. O’Loughlin, was removed from ministry last week and ordered to undergo a health evaluation by church officials. Bainbridge Police escorted O’Loughlin from the church property Feb. 25, Seattle archdiocese spokesman Greg Magnoni confirmed this week.

BHS band shoehorned in

  • Mar 5, 2005 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 5:37PM

Shortage of space to play and store equipment plagues HS band. There is so little space for band practice at Bainbridge High, that students sometimes play their instruments in the stadium grandstands, in their cars, or in their teacher’s workspace. “I can barely hear,” band director Stephanie Dupuis has been heard to tell people who call her at work. “The trumpets are playing in my office right now.”

Liveaboard fees slated

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:36PM

Mid-harbor dwellers could pay $125/month. More expensive than free, but cheaper than feared, the Harbor Commission’s first solid estimate of monthly rates for Eagle Harbor’s long-term anchored and moored boats won’t sink most. But some liveaboards fume that any price is too much.

Group questions school plans

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:36PM

Watchdogs urge restraint by school officials as they plan a construction bond. With a school construction bond of roughly $40 million set to go before voters in May, a watchdog group is urging the community to weigh in on the cost and scope of the project. “We’re not trying to defeat property tax levies, but to have people understand the pluses and minuses, the pros and the cons, and to make sure people are fully informed,” said island bookseller Bob Fortner, a member of the Bainbridge Resource Group.

Cheer up the children

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:36PM

t Put a positive outlook in kids, counselor Sue Anderson says. Life is hard. Most kids learn that lesson fairly early on. But while some youngsters dwell on life’s difficulties, research shows that optimistic kids are better able to handle life’s travails. It’s a reality that Bainbridge counselor Sue Anderson – a specialist in the field of happiness, also known as “positive psychology” – has observed time and again in her Winslow practice.

Rossi attorney faults election

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:36PM

The system has ‘warts,’ Diane Tebelius tells Republican women. The face of Washington’s governor would look a lot different if it weren’t for unsightly blemishes on the state’s electoral process, the lawyer for Republican candidate Dino Rossi said during a stop on the island Wednesday.

News Roundup -- BPA kicks off campaign/Dale is Youth of the Year/Big plant sale this weekend/Schools hire firm for plan/Trio named to harbor group/‘CSI’ course

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:36PM

March is said to come in like a lion. Bainbridge Performing Arts is hoping to raise the lion’s share of its operating budget this month, with its annual fund-raising campaign that runs through March. Per Sherwin, managing director of BPA, says the organization needs to raise $150,000 from its annual campaign toward an annual budget of $500,000.

Appleton targets high drug prices

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:36PM

The legislator’s bill would let Washington residents choose Canadian pharmaceuticals. Cancer’s hard enough. Choosing between groceries and medicine to treat the disease doesn’t make it any easier. Rep. Sherry Appleton knows from her mother’s battle with breast cancer that life-saving prescription drugs often come at a cost many cannot afford.

more Ups than downs

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:36PM

The Chilly Hilly brings a record number of riders, including a reinvigorated Ernie Franz. It took something bright to burn off the fog Sunday morning. Maybe it was Ernie Franz’ grin. Critically injured by a drunk driver while riding last August, the one-time bicycle commuter returned to two wheels for the 33rd annual Chilly Hilly ride around Bainbridge Island.

Eating disorders know no gender

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:36PM

Therapists will discuss the issue with students at schools next week. Gabriel Chrisman was starving to death when he finally checked into a California treatment center last summer, weighing only 119 pounds. His heart rate had plunged to a dangerously low 30 beats per minute, and his temperature and blood pressure were well below normal. He was so sick he could no longer work.

News Roundup -- Anderson to head WSF/Chilly Hilly rides Sunday/Shakespeare in residence/Men’s group now forming/Rotary sends kids abroad

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:36PM

Washington State Ferries has a new captain at the helm. Mike Anderson was appointed WSF’s executive director by Transportation Secretary Doug MacDonald, the agency announced Friday. The appointment is effective immediately. The 32-year veteran of the state ferry system had served as WSF’s acting director after Mike Thorne resigned in October 2004.

Speaker touches off debate on growth

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:36PM

Attendees at a city forum say tourism, development are harming the island. Glenna Teti fled a sunny Pacific Coast town that thousands flock to every year. Choked by too much “charm,” Teti says her once-quaint artist community is now more theme park than small town. “I am a refugee from Carmel, California,” she confessed to a crowd of residents attending a Winslow Tomorrow event Tuesday. “I left because I watched the town destroy itself by people who wanted tourism and by an invasion of too much money. I don’t want to see Bainbridge go that way.”

Parent barred from classrooms

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:36PM

School officials cite a mailed ‘threat’ over the internment study. Police barred a parent from entering his sixth-grade daughter’s class after school officials deemed him potentially disruptive toward a controversial history lesson. James Olsen of Fort Ward, one of the harshest critics of a curriculum on the 1942 internment of the island’s Japanese Americans, was met by three Bainbridge Island police officers when he arrived at Sakai Intermediate School Wednesday morning.

News Roundup -- Police bust pot grower/School board weighs costs/Sackett photo show debuts/Varga leaving island museum/Traffic studies on the agenda/Ordway art

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:36PM

More than 75 marijuana plants and a loaded firearm were seized by Bainbridge Island police Friday afternoon at a home on the island’s south end. A tip through the Marijuana Hotline led police to a Pine Way residence where they found evidence of a medium-sized grow operation.

Auto emissions target of bill by Rockefeller

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:36PM

The legislation would match the clean-air standards set by California. With much of the world lacing up this week for a showdown against global warming, Sen. Phil Rockefeller wasn’t content to watch from the sidelines. The Bainbridge Island Democrat pitched a bill now winding its way through the state Senate that would cut auto emissions, establishing tougher standards for vehicles purchased in Washington.

Damage to trees inspires a look at policy

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:35PM

But does tree retention in Winslow conflict with zoning? Interest is budding in a review of policies and practices concerning tree retention in downtown Winslow. Alarmed by a recent public works overhaul of Waterfront Park’s playground that damaged a number of trees, some residents have voiced strong concerns about the city’s awareness of tree health and its protection policies.

News Roundup -- Food deadlock may end soon/BGI growing, on the move/New name for kids’ museum/Teens get their own java joint

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:35PM

The deadlock over ferry food service will be broken within two weeks, the head of Washington State Ferries said Thursday. The labor union representing galley workers and the food service company holding the contract on Bainbridge ferries will “have to sit down in the next two weeks and come up with an agreement,” interim WSF CEO Mike Anderson said during a Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

Island couple ordered to leave country

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:35PM

One avenue of appeal remains for Michael and Carol Gormely. Mike Gormley stacked fruit at Village Safeway Thursday as if the day were an ordinary one. The grocery worker – a familiar face to islanders who shop at the store – placed each apple on a growing pyramid, his slender fingers turning the stems precisely to the left. One wouldn’t guess from his demeanor that Gormley and his wife Carol had earlier that day received long-dreaded news: notice of their impending deportation.

News Roundup -- Three hurt in Yeomalt crash/Camp Siberia to host gala/Senior Cruise raises funds/Teen drinking forum slated/Dad and son join relief work/Ferry b

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:35PM

Excessive speed through a residential neighborhood resulted in an automobile crash that injured three island young people Friday evening, police said. A 1984 Chevrolet Camaro left the roadway and struck a tree on Park Avenue at Yeomalt Point, according to reports. Two passengers, 18-year-old William James Silva and 19-year-old Heidi L. Henshaw, suffered “substantial” bodily injury, a police spokeswoman said.

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