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The vanishing face of the Emerald Isle

  • Feb 25, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:15PM

Islander Beth Nyberg captures images of the Irish countryside. The Emerald Isle cast a spell over Beth Nyberg before she even saw it. Irish on both sides, she absorbed a love for her ancestry at her maternal grandfather’s knee. In Ireland, she says, “I feel like I’m whole.” Nyberg is a professional horsewoman and photographer who earned a degree in riding instruction in the land of leprechauns.

Looking for an island’s wisdom

  • Feb 25, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:15PM

There’s a backyard cherry tree that island resident Rod Stevens says exemplifies why he and others formed Islandwise, a new group aimed at defining the essential qualities that make Bainbridge the community it is. “I’m looking at it right now,” Stevens said from his Oddfellows Road home. “It was one of the originals planted here. It’s 105 years old. It’s pretty cool because it hasn’t been covered in a Northgate Mall, suburban sprawl. That’s pretty wonderful.”

What’s keeping you on Bainbridge? -- Ritchie and LeMaster

  • Feb 25, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:15PM

The Ritchie and LeMaster clan fancy themselves the island’s rednecks. Patti Ritchie and Jeanie LeMaster aren’t your typical Bainbridge couple, but few have deeper roots in the island’s soil. “We always tell people we’re the ones in the double-wide on ‘Garbage Dump Road,’” said Ritchie, sitting in the living room of a surprisingly spacious mobile home on Vincent Road.

What’s keeping you on Bainbridge? -- Atwater

  • Feb 25, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:14PM

For islander Jean Atwater, home is where quiet, unpretentious people are. Jean Atwater’s brush strokes are a reminder of the many places she’s roamed. Her apartment walls are adorned with the grasslands of middle America, overpasses near Spokane and a sun-drenched steeple in Greece.

Savor a teatime for the soul

  • Mar 1, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:14PM

Roby King Galleries offers art to go with the reflective drink. A calming ritual, a social occasion, a reflective time, a warming drink. Tea in all its expressions gathers on Friday at Roby King Galleries. Visitors can experience special moments with tea, both captured in art and the ritual of brewing and drinking at First Fridays, from 6 to 8 p.m. on March 3, when Roby King Galleries opens an exhibition of “Visual Tea Stories” with works by six artists.

Establishing trust, lifting people from poverty

  • Mar 1, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:14PM

Cross Sound establishes ties with a Mexican community. Fourteen families were barely surviving on 2,000 acres no one wanted in Chiapas, Mexico. The village of Nuevo San Pedrito was like an island in an unfriendly sea of ethnically different neighbors. But bridges are being built, starting with one from Bainbridge Island. “We’re building trust and relationships,” said Roland Gonzalez, who is team leader of the project between San Pedrito and Bainbridge Island’s Cross Sound Church.

Bischoff follows his muse to new medium

  • Mar 1, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:14PM

The legendary island drummer celebrates music through silkscreen. Korum Bischoff found a musical outlet in a most unusual place: his laundry room. A year ago, the island’s noted percussionist quit his band, the Dead Science, and became a full-time graphic artist.

Tom Tyner drank his way through town...

  • Mar 1, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:14PM

...And that’s a lot of lattes, but it began his now-storied career as a local columnist. Beware the eyes and ears of Tom Tyner. By day he’s an attorney for a nonprofit group, but day or night he’s on the prowl for funny material for his weekly Review column, “The Latte Guy.” And the island is filled with it.

Caucuses draw nigh

  • Mar 1, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:14PM

Kitsap GOP, Democrats set to fire up the party aparatus. The precinct caucus. It’s the root of American politics where decisions are made that can affect not only neighborhoods, but the state and nation. And while presidential election year caucuses get a lot of attention, there’s still some weight behind off-year events, such as the ones planned in April around Kitsap County.

News Roundup -- Cabin work logs progress/Help sought on city roads

  • Mar 1, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:14PM

Old saws cut them down and a horse team hauled them out. Now more able hands are needed to strip and clean the fresh logs that will soon replace the rotting ones sagging in the walls of Camp Yeomalt’s cabin. “Log de-barking is a high priority now,” said local historian Jerry Elfendahl, who has led Team Yeomalt’s restoration of the 71-year-old cabin at Camp Yeomalt Park.

80-home Lynwood plan taking shape

  • Mar 1, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:14PM

The project would put new commercial space fronting the road. While restoration of Lynwood Center’s signature mansion is the neighborhood’s most visible sign of change, a related project could bring 80 new homes to the hillside around it. The so-called Blossom Hill development would put 65 single-family homes in an “upper village” immediately north and east of the restaurant.

More than a fresh coat of paint

  • Mar 1, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:14PM

The historic Olson mansion at Lynwood gets an extreme makeover. As kids, Bill Nelson and his pals used to slip out the back door of the Lynwood Theatre, dash across the street, and sneak around the darkened grounds of the hillside mansion above. They weren’t up to mischief, but there was just something mysterious about the grand old home that fired the young imagination.

City taking a stand for old trees

  • Mar 1, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:13PM

A new program is highlighting ‘heritage’ specimens islandwide. She’s a bit gnarled with age and her family’s long since been uprooted. Yet, she still bears fruit every summer, blooms white every spring and reminds all who care to pay attention that downtown Winslow was once a sprawling apple orchard.

These students really know their way around

  • Feb 22, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:13PM

The new Sakai program spurs math and science with submarines. Measuring angles and learning buoyancy and density can be dry and dull, until you have to navigate a submarine. Each group of three to five students in Ric Moore’s sixth-grade science class at Sakai Intermediate School is steering a simulated submarine off Bainbridge shores.

Mime’s coming (mum’s the word)

  • Feb 22, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:13PM

Mikael Rudolph’s show will raise funds for a planetarium honoring his father. Mikael Rudolph always wanted a theatrical homecoming. On March 16 – without saying a word – he’ll take command of a Bainbridge stage for the first time to honor his late father’s passion for the planets. Architect and amateur archaeologist-astronomer John Rudolph died of cancer in 2003.

News Roundup -- Pakistan relief effort ongoing/Women’s Club gives out funds/Shelter gets new name/Taking the ocean’s pulse

  • Feb 22, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:13PM

The Bainbridge Rotary Club and Clear Path International are asking islanders to reach deeper into their closets to help northern Pakistan’s earthquake survivors make it through the winter. Realizing that many people already have given to hurricane and tsunami relief efforts, the organizations are appealing to the generous nature of their Bainbridge brethren.

Red Star: horse of a rare breed

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:13PM

Breeder Adrienne Wolfe promotes the ponies made famous in children’s stories Standing 14.2 hands tall, Red Star’s large brown doe-like eyes placidly gaze into yours. Her coat is astonishingly soft to the touch. And although no treats are in the offing, the Chincoteague pony and the younger Misty eagerly nuzzle up to visitors.

Good morning, and now good luck

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:13PM

After 15 years of greeting island ferry commuters, Bill Cowings moves on. Many islanders know the routine. Wake before light, don rain jacket, crawl to the ferry, grab coffee, line up, walk on, sit down, read the headlines, line up again and begin the Seattle-side shuffle to work. It’s around this time that the routine hit a bright spot.

Highway crash claims island couple

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:13PM

Local architects Kenneth Hartz and Kathy Bergum were killed near Cle Elum. A head-on collision claimed the lives of an island couple Saturday, leaving their children with serious injuries and stunning friends and colleagues on Bainbridge. Kathleen Annette “Kathy” Bergum, and her husband, Kenneth William Hartz, both age 49 and both Bainbridge architects, were killed when another driver crossed the center line and struck their vehicle about 3 miles east of Cle Elum in Kittitas County.

Islander’s 'green' bills find support in Senate

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:13PM

Phil Rockefeller musters backing for measures on bio-fuels, oil spill prevention. Sen. Phil Rockefeller garnered unanimous support in the state Senate for three “green” bills he hopes will bloom into new laws for cleaner air and water. “Considering where we are, in the Puget Sound, we need to be concerned about these things,” the Bainbridge Island Democrat said.

A concert for the untrained ear

  • Feb 18, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:13PM

Mostly Music offers insight into the composer’s art of resolution. If classical music seems inaccessible to some, Jim Quitslund believes that’s only because the ear hasn’t learned to recognize the signposts in the road. The ear should anticipate what it will hear next, as those familiar with Hollywood love stories know the couple will eventually live happily ever after.

Pump up the tires, Chilly Hilly’s almost here

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:12PM

A field of some 5,000 riders will circle the island next weekend. Bicycles will loop the island next weekend, as it’s time for the Chilly Hilly Bike Ride again on Feb. 26. Preceding the annual event is a pasta dinner hosted by the local bike advocacy nonprofit Squeaky Wheels at the Bainbridge High School Saturday night.

News Roundup -- BHS science position filled/New staff at Youth Services/Mills to lead endowment

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:12PM

The Bainbridge Island School District has hired Tom Zuzelski as a physics and physical science teacher at Bainbridge High School, pending formal approval by the school board. Zuzelski will join the teaching staff on Feb. 22. He will fill the post vacated by Charles “Pat” Murphy, who was fired by the district last week. Murphy faces charges of possession of child pornography.

Balance, then move forward

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:12PM

The playing field is level (if a bit jerky) for young unicyclists. Cycling past with hands linked, three boys on unicycles jerkily swoop past another lad who’s juggling. Still others jump rope atop a Saturn-shaped pogo ball. David Walker, Ordway Elementary School gym teacher, is the circus ringleader.

Downtown in line for infusion of state money

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:12PM

A new B&O tax credit could boost Winslow’s revitalization efforts. Will Langemack watched downtown Yakima suffer a slow bleed for decades. “It used to be vital,” the Bainbridge architect said of his hometown. “You lived, worked, ate, slept, shopped there. It had spirit. “Then everything left.”

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