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Robinson vs. Wade for parks -- Candidate profiles

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:31PM

Program analyst Kirk Robinson and architect John Wade are running for the position 5 post on the proposed Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Park and Recreation District board. Robinson serves on the board of the present park district; the new board will only be created if voters approve formation of a metropolitan park district on the Sept. 14 ballot.

Sports Round -- Tryouts for select fastpitch/Classes open up for junior rowers/Girls hoops league seeks new players/Red Storm blows into town/10K Blackberry run

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:30PM

The 14U Bainbridge Blazers fastpitch softball team is looking to add players for the 2005 season. If you are interested and were born after Dec. 31, 1989, come to tryouts from 4-6 p.m. Sept. 26 at Strawberry Hill Park. The 2004 team completed a very successful first year at the 14U level and will be fielding a highly competitive team this next season.

Ready to show the naysayers

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:30PM

With a skilled offense, the Sparts are poised to surprise the Metro League. A disappointing three-win, seven-loss season that earned the Spartan football team a share of last place in the Metro League’s Mountain Division didn’t impress head coach Andy Grimm’s peers, who’ve forecast a similar fate for this year’s team. And that’s fine with Grimm.

Kickers earn 1-1 draw with NK

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:30PM

Different year. Same result. The Bainbridge Spartans and North Kitsap girls’ soccer teams settled for a tie Tuesday, with the annual Agate Passage battle ending knotted at one apiece. The teams’ non-league debut ended last year with the same score.

It’s all about fundamentals

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:30PM

Rachel Scott reflects on her Olympic effort. Since joining the first girls’ water polo team at Bainbridge High School, Rachel Scott has gone far, reaching Athens this past summer. Scott went to the 2000 Sydney Olympics as an alternate on the women’s water polo team, the first time women competed in Olympic water polo; she’s back on the island after serving as assistant coach to the women’s team in Athens.

Moving in, moving up for special needs

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:30PM

Students are learning life skills with a Winslow apartment. Barbara Brewis is looking for volunteers to unload the dishwasher. The circle of young people ensconced in comfortable chairs ringing the small living room don’t exactly leap to their feet with enthusiasm. It’s a scene one might see duplicated in other island homes. What makes this exchange unique is that the family setting – an apartment in the Eagle’s Nest complex – is really a classroom, where students who qualify for special education services are learning skills to live independently.

Sports Roundup -- Home pool advantage for Sparts at Relays/Kickers down C. Kitsap, 5-2

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:30PM

The familiar waters of Ray Williamson Pool held the Spartan girls swim and dive team in a warm embrace Saturday. The girls opened their season by winning the 17th annual Spartan Relays in six-way competition. Bainbridge won seven of 10 events to earn 61 points, followed by Snohomish with 53, South Kitsap (41), Marysville-Pilchuck (26), Central Kitsap (20) and Sehome (18).

Spartans rout Nathan Hale, 56-10

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:30PM

The Bainbridge defense holds the Raiders to just 24 total yards. Talk about your shock and awe. The Spartan gridders scored on six straight possessions in the first half, running up a 43-point halftime lead en route to a 56-10 thumping of visiting Nathan Hale at Memorial Stadium on Friday. What looked like it might be a fight – Hale ran the opening kick back 91 yards for a touchdown, then recovered a fumble on the ensuing kickoff to put the Spartans on their heels – soon turned into a beating instead.

Sports Roundup -- Harriers romp in season’s first run/Rice, Lindquist win Blackberry Run

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:30PM

Both Spartan cross country teams galloped to victory in their season-opening, four-way meet against Ingraham, Cleveland and Chief Sealth at Seattle’s Lower Woodland Park on Thursday. “All the kids did really well,” assistant coach Cindy Beck said. “Nearly everyone had a personal best.”

Golfers open season with win

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:30PM

Austin Hurt claims match medalist honors with par over nine holes. Junior Austin Hurt shot par over nine holes Monday, leading the Spartan golfers to a season-opening win at Wing Point. Hurt carded a 35, shooting a bogie on the hilly fourth hole, a birdie on No. 7, and par the rest of the way to earn match medalist honors.

Voters to see fireworks ban advisory vote

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:30PM

Complaints, safety concerns result in call for ban on fireworks by fire marshals. A countywide fireworks ban will be put to the voters this fall, a decision that could change how Kitsap celebrates Independence Day. The ballot measure will be an advisory, with no legislative consequence. Instead, the results will be used to gauge public opinion as to how – or whether – to enact such legislation. It would be up to Kitsap County Commissioners and councils in the incorporated cities to decide whether to go ahead with a ban.

News Roundup -- Class of ’54 to reunite/Veterans to be honored/$50K in city funds available

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:30PM

If school spirit means keeping in touch with your old classmates, then Bainbridge High School’s class of 1954 has it in spades. Former classmates are returning to Bainbridge for a three-day, 50th reunion this Friday, coming from as far away as Texas, New York, Florida, Wisconsin and Michigan.

A lifetime in jazz improvisation

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:30PM

Marc Seales opens the Speakers Forum. Marc Seales’ tales of jazz hits the right note for the seventh season of the Library Speakers Forum, Sept. 19. A jazz lumminary who, after playing piano with the greats recently struck out on his own, Seales speaks about the changing role of jazz in American culture. Seales, who teaches at University of Washington, but “came up” playing music at local Seattle venues, has witnessed decades of jazz history and has a nonacademic take on an improvisational form.

At home on many islands, and one

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:30PM

Bainbridge’s Filipino-American community shares its stories on Sunday. The event is billed as a panel discussion, but it’s likely to turn into a party. The history of the island’s Filipino-American population is the subject of a first-ever presentation, sponsored by the Bainbridge Island Historical Society, Sept. 19 at the Filipino-American Hall. The building is at the heart of that community’s history, hosting scores of lively celebrations over the years.

Peters, Gallagher vie for PCO position

  • Aug 25, 2004 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 5:30PM

Democrat activists run to serve island’s Tolo precinct. Precinct Committee Officers are elected to serve two-year terms for their party in neighborhood-size zones. PCOs encourage party involvement, typically through phone calls, events organizing and doorbelling. PCOs also vote for their party’s county leaders and nominate candidates for vacated posts on the county commission and state Legislature.

Keeping an eye on the hurricane

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:29PM

Catastrophic storms are Randy de Armond Dilday’s inspiration. For Randy De Armond Dilday, this season of back-to-back hurricanes could hardly be called an ill wind. The islander’s debut novel “Cat 5,” a thriller about a severe hurricane, hit bookstore shelves just as Ivan roared into Alabama last week. It’s his good fortune that this storm season resembles his book about increased storms from climate change, a volume five years in the making.

New colors for discerning palates

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:29PM

A wine and cheese shop comes to town. Tired of making weekly trips to Pike Place in Seattle for gourmet cheese, Stephen and Jennifer Moreton decided to open their own shop. “There isn’t true gourmet cheese in all of Kitsap County,” Stephen Moreton said. “There are cheeses, but they are all prepackaged. “Cheese stays fresher in big blocks.”

The life of crime-solving

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:29PM

Islanders ferret out obscure clues at the state crime lab in Seattle. Megan Inslee makes careful cuts into the stained portion of a pair of women’s underwear. The islander’s white gloves and lab coat match the stark surroundings of the Washington State Patrol DNA crime lab in Seattle. She sprays the cloth with chemicals to begin a series of DNA tests demonstrating the methods she uses to reveal a rapist’s identity.

Review honored for excellence

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:29PM

The Review earned top honors for General Excellence in the 2004 Better Newspaper Contest, sponsored by the Washington Newspaper Publishers Asso­ciation. The Review bested the Mercer Island Reporter and South Whidbey Record, which claimed second and third place honors in an 18-newspaper field for circulation of 5,001-10,000. Judging this year was by a team of publishers and other newspaper professionals from the South Carolina Press Association.

Teaming up for the library -- Teen area

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:29PM

Young people will get their own section, focusing on science fiction. Sharon Snyder points to the formal table and chairs in the Bainbridge Library’s science fiction corner that will give way to cushions and an area rug to create a teen space. She’s hoping a lot of teens will show up today at 1 p.m. to help move books and new furnishings that will define the space.

Teaming up for the library -- BAC art book drive

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:29PM

BAC launches a book drive for a collection on art and architecture. Bainbridge Art and Crafts is opening a new chapter. In fact, the gallery is opening a whole new collection of books. BAC will partner with the Bainbridge Library to fill shelves with books on art, architecture and design for a new collection. “The library itself doesn’t raise specific moneys for specific collections, they raise money for general use,” BAC director Susan Jackson said. “So we can raise money for architecture, art and design books, which is our real interest. So we get the community partnership end, which I think is a really good thing for the gallery – to not be so insular.”

HHHS moves forward to meet needs

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:29PM

Action teams tout successes, look for more service providers. The first step to meeting unmet community needs can be as simple as Bainbridge being less insular. So say members of the city’s Health, Housing and Human Services Council, charged with enhancing the island’s array of social services. “One piece we’re very proud of is we brought in people from outside the community, people on and off the island who were really needed to come up with solutions,” said Elaine VonRosenstiel, co-chair of the HHHS steering committee. “It sent a signal to off-island agencies that they are welcome – they haven’t always gotten that message – to work with a broader community to solve problems.”

Art, nature find common ground

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:29PM

[6/28/2003] A park meadow becomes a gallery for a Sunday opening. Shirley Weibe lopes onto the meadow where, in less than a week, she must build a sculpture. The artist has driven straight through from Vancouver, B.C., but with just six days until the opening of Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities Council’s temporary sculpture exhibit, she wastes no time. Weibe loads up a cart she has brought with tools and wheels it to the Blakely Harbor Park site where she will weave an aluminum lath sculpture resembling an overturned canoe.

Sports Roundup -- Golfers win again, of course/Boys run foes off the course/Harriers race in six-way field/Swimmers tough at home/Spikers suffer first defeat

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:29PM

Spartan Katie Saucier carded a 39 on the par-36 Jefferson Municipal course to take medalist honors Thursday, as the Bainbridge girls golf team outpaced Nathan Hale in a three-way match. Katie Saucier’s round was good for 42 Stableford points, followed by Spartans Rachel Frease (38), Melanie Trygg (33), Jacquie Menalia (30) and Ellen Boynton (28).

Kickers on roll, blank two foes

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:29PM

Eastside goes down 5-0; Ingraham succumbs in turn by a 4-0 score. The Spartan girls soccer team faced a unique test after escaping Bishop Blanchet last Thursday with a 1-1 draw. On Tuesday, Eastside Catholic brought their physical style of play to Memorial Stadium. Nothing dirty, but enough that Bainbridge struggled early, leading 1-0 at halftime on an Allie Picha goal smartly converting Taryn Christoffersen’s free kick cross from the right in the tenth minute.

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