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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.

Give to the Bainbridge Foundation

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:29PM

How’s this for “fall color”? The appearance last week of the Big Red Envelope – a hue matched in brilliance by only the leaves on local trees – heralds the return of October, and the advent of the Bainbridge Foundation’s annual One Call For All drive. We’re always glad to give an endorsement to the venerable One Call drive, through which islanders can support a panoply of nonprofit groups (this year, more than 70) serving all segments of our island community.

Where a mind goes, a body follows

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:29PM

Sabine Price works to unlock the mysteries of hypnotism. Erase the popular notion of hypotism, formed by Hollywood images of a pocket-watch swinging while an off-camera voice insinuates, “You are getting ver rry sleeeepy...” The connotations of a dubious power (male) exerted over a passive subject (female) is far from the truth of clinical hypnotherapy, an art elevated with new brain research to the status of science.

Mobile home park deal salvaged

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:29PM

Residents must pay an additional $850,000 to an offshore investor. Islander Mobile Home Park residents met a paperwork deadline yesterday to buy their downtown Winslow property. Residents still must produce the purchase funds – including an extra $850,000 above the original asking price – by Oct. 15, but residents are confident the deal will finally go through.

News Roundup -- New Lutheran group forms/Schools plan forum on levy/Island School plans carnival

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:29PM

Trinity Lutheran Church, a new Lutheran Church Missouri Synod congregation, debuts on Bainbridge Island on Oct. 3, with services at the American Legion Hall. “We are excited to be opening in a new spot,” said Russell Horn, who serves as a church “mission planter” to establish new congregations in Washington, Arizona and California.

Posters, playbills and political art

  • Oct 2, 2004 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 5:29PM

Artists Virginia Pa­­quette, Steven Fogell shine in October openings. Vintage posters from Italy and France figure large in two art shows opening this weekend. At Island Gallery, Virginia Paquette’s collaged paintings feature snippets from the Italian street art she collects, while Steven Fogell’s paintings of nightlife at the Playhouse Gallery – a companion show for “Cabaret,” which opens the BPA season Oct. 8 – echo the works of 19th century bohemian poster artist of the Moulin Rouge, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

City ’05 budget focuses on core services

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:28PM

Operations spending would be up, overall spending down. An unprecedented attempt to identify “core services” informs the city’s draft budget for 2005. The effort to control costs by defining and hewing to essential functions comes as the city continues to feel the pinch of tax-limiting initiatives against community demands for service. “It’s a good budget,” said Elray Konkel, new city finance director.

Speakers call for state tax reform

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:28PM

An income tax is touted. Dropping the state sales tax while boosting the income tax would more equitably spread the burden of an increasingly malnourished state budget. This was the thrust of featured speakers at the ninth annual Economic Vitality Conference held yesterday at the Wing Point Golf and Country Club.

Rockefeller, Kitchens battle for Senate seat

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:28PM

The Bainbridge Democrat hopes to move up from his House seat. With Republican control of the state Senate teetering at the edge of a single seat, the race between Democrat Phil Rockefeller and Republican Doug Kitchens could influence the balance of power in state government. “This race is extremely important,” said Kit­sap County Demo­cratic Party Chair­woman Sharon Peterson. “The majority chooses the Senate’s leadership and committees. We want to hold this seat.”

Author Ward brings tales to island

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:28PM

A decade ago, he chronicled life on Bainbridge for listeners of NPR. Former islander Andrew Ward was researching a novel about slavery in Tennessee, when he more or less backed into the African American history that would shape much of his nonfiction writing. “The first day (of research) I looked at interviews with former slaves in the 1920s, and one claimed to have been a cousin of Abraham Lincoln,” said Ward, who has been a contributing editor for Atlantic Monthly, a commentator for NPR’s All Things Considered and a columnist for the Washington Post “I became interested in his story.”

View from the Groves as Grice Gallery reopens

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:28PM

Mixed-media drawings are crafted of layered colors, materials. It’s been a year and a half since Anthea Groves’ last solo show, and this artist has spent the intervening months becoming even more fluent in the visual language that is her own. “I got a lot of momentum from the last show,” Groves said. “My grasp on my ideas is better than I’ve ever had, and that’s the way it should be. I’ve spent a lot of time focusing on my work.”

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