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"Racist graffiti, vandalism intensifiesPolice ask for help, after Winslow is papered with ominous fliers."

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:57PM

"The toppled headstone took more than a casual shove to upend; thick rebar once anchored the 400 pound marker to granite. Now the bent iron, the shattered base and the inscribed Star of David turned skyward give mute testimony to the desecration, a record of this crime and an echo of others.The cemetery vandalism and discovery of the words white pride sprayed at the Filipino-American Hall last week continued a series of incidents of vandalism and graffiti that bear racist messages. "

Cemetery marred by vandals before

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:57PM

"Acts of vandalism have marred Port Blakely cemetery's history, president of the cemetery's board of trustees Barry Sacks says. Shortly after I became involved there, in 1992, there was a large amount of vandalism, Sacks said. Every stone that could be knocked down was.Since the early 1990s, there has been sporadic vandalism that Sacks speculates may have been perpetrated by island youth. "

"Two island natives, many different viewsBill Nelson says the island is being stifled by regulation."

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:57PM

"Environmental concerns are driving out other values in city decision-making, contractor Bill Nelson says.In what he calls an effort to restore balance, Nelson is running for the central ward, position 4, city council seat being vacated by Merrill Robison.For the sake of protecting Bainbridge Island's environment, we've forsaken other parts of the quality of life, such as human interaction, Nelson said. "

"Two island natives, many different viewsHouston Wade charts a course of political activism. "

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:57PM

"It was a stop sign that got Houston Wade going down the road towards a city council race.Specifically, it was the stop signs that the city put on Wyatt Way at the intersection with Grow Avenue, where Wade lives.The city is slowing down traffic in the wrong spots, he said. Wyatt is a major arterial between the ferry and the south end of the island. Why stop traffic there, when there's never anybody on Grow?Wade began to ask himself who was making decisions for the island. "

"This mess, this message must stop"

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:57PM

"Who are you? What do we know about you? What can we guess about your heart, your mind?Given your means of expression - toppling gravestones in cemeteries, defacing the island with racist slogans - it's tempting to conclude that you are blessed with neither.But that's too reductive. For you are one of us; surely we know you and talk to you and see you every day living in our midst, even if we have no idea that it's you who's responsible for these acts.So we ask: Who are you? And why do you do this? "

Broadening the view of the short storyA trio of writers will gather to discuss the popular form.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:57PM

"One form, three voices - authors John Fulton, Kathleen Alcala and Tamora Sellman will discuss the short story in readings from recent works, Aug. 9 at Eagle Harbor Books. "

Nelson residency challengedTwo islanders say the council candidate lives outside the central ward.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:57PM

"Two challenges to the legal residency of Bainbridge City Council candidate Bill Nelson were filed this week, leaving county election officials to determine whether Nelson is eligible for a central ward seat.Nelson filed last week for the open central ward, position 4 seat, joining Wing Point activist Bill Knobloch and espresso vendor Houston Wade in a three-way race. "

More service for special studentsPeter Harris wants to hear what kids want from schools.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:57PM

"Calling for better programs for special-needs students, civil and consumer rights attorney Peter Harris is seeking a post on the Bainbridge Island School Board.Harris challenges one-term incumbent Susan Sivitz for the District 2 school board seat. The theme of my campaign is community, Harris said. I feel we have a strong community on Bainbridge Island, but many parents of special needs kids find that when it comes to those special needs, and the requirements federally imposed on school districts to provide services, the community breaks down. "

"Primary ballots will be all-mailHigher turnout, lower costs are cited by countyelection officials."

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:57PM

"All-mail balloting comes to the off-year primary election this fall, the first time ever for Kitsap County voters.The decision was announced Friday, after a hasty effort by Kitsap County Auditor Karen Flynn to get all local jurisdictions - the four Kitsap cities, as well as fire, school and park districts - to sign on. Flynn cited the increasing popularity of mail balloting, even with voters who won't be far from polling places when election day rolls around. "

Coming home to the artsMarian McClain Holt joins BAC.

  • Aug 4, 2001 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 3:57PM

"For new Bainbridge Arts and Crafts director Marian Holt McClain, working for the arts organization is like coming home.Art has been a strong personal passion and interest all of my life, McClain said. I'm returning from a 30-year career in the convention industry. Last March, the BAC board tapped McClain to evaluate the organization and its development. "

"Orchestra program adds second batonThe fledgling ensemble splits, to serve students of varied skill. "

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:56PM

"The fledgling Bainbridge Youth Orchestra is attracting another outstanding musician to the island - definitely to work, perhaps to live.Diane Lange, who already has a remarkably rich and full musical life on the other side of Puget Sound, joins friend and long-time associate Gary Anderson to conduct the junior division of the orchestra.Not only is Diane a fine violinist, but a fabulous violin (and) strings teacher as well, Anderson said. We are fortunate to have her looking to relocate here. "

We want some specifics

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:56PM

"The landscape for this fall's city elections is set. Now comes the tough part - making intelligent choices from among the candidates, which is what a campaign, at least in theory, is supposed to be all about.Early on, candidates tend to deal in generalities like preserving the island's character. Consistent with that theme, we've heard much about saving farmland and open space, respecting our environment and maintaining diversity on the island through affordable housing.Also, candidates will inevitably offer leadership and vision, at the same time promising to be accessible and ready to listen to the people. "

Faces of womenKaren Carpenter Baker brings varied lives into focus.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:56PM

"Karen Carpenter Baker's impulse to document women's lives may be an inheritance from parents who published a Kansas newspaper for years. I came from a family that was constantly asking questions of people, Baker says. Although at the time it did make bringing boyfriends home somewhat difficult, today I see wanting to know and to document as natural expressions of curiosity. Baker's photographs of women in the context of their lives - surrounded by children, furniture, the tools of their trades - are on view through August at the Harbour House Pub. "

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. "

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