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"Council hopefuls few, so farOnly one of three seats is yet contested, as candidate filing week opens."

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:55PM

"The first day of candidate filing Monday produced a contest for Bainbridge's north ward city council seat, when Christine Nokes and Deborah Vancil filed for the seat to be vacated by Liz Murray.Vancil, a planning commissioner, had previously announced her intent to run for the seat. Nokes, a Point Monroe resident, could not be reached Tuesday.In the central ward, Bill Knobloch is the first declared candidate for the seat presently held by Merrill Robison, who has said he will not seek re-election. At least one other candidate is expected to file by week's end. "

"Landing sold again, this time to Montana interestA local representative vows a scaled-down plan, with no hotel."

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:55PM

"Bainbridge Island's trophy development property has changed hands for a third time.The new owners say their version of the Winslow Landing project will be less dense and intense than its predecessor. And they say that this time, it will really happen. "

'Net filtering unresolved at library

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:55PM

"The Kitsap Regional Library will delay a vote on installing Internet filtering at system terminals, library officials say.The library board does not want to take a vote until it understands the rules, and the way the law is being applied, said Sarah Scribner, head of reference and information services for KRL. "

Knobloch will run for central ward seatThe activist has yet to settle on one of two council positions.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:55PM

"Saying he wants to plan intelligently for development before it gets out of hand, retired pilot Bill Knobloch has declared himself a candidate for Bainbridge Island City Council from the central ward.We're at the early stages of growth, Knobloch said. It's important that we manage the assets we have correctly, because as an island, we do not have the option of adding land. "

'Cats ready for Vietnam

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:55PM

"The upcoming Swingin' Hepcats tour of Vietnam will be an exciting venture for all the teen dancers,.For team member Sonya Jakawich the trip has another dimension. The tour marks the first time Jakawich, who was adopted as an infant from Korea, returns to Asia.When I joined Hepcats a year ago, it never crossed my mind that I'd be going to Asia, Jakawich said. Who knows what it will be like there? "

Still a few steps to go on the path

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:55PM

"The community pathway can still use a few more bricks. But there's some other work to be done in the meantime. We checked in last week with Marge Williams Center board members Kate Carruthers and Wendy Johnson, who reminded us of the final (?) round of work parties slated at the center this week. Volunteers are asked to drop in from 5-9 p.m. July 25-26, to take care of the odd and ends - painting, trim work, what have you - left to be completed at the center on Winslow Way. "

Wild kingdomRavenous raccoons and a wily coyote keep homeowners on their guard.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:55PM

"They came like thieves in the night, hiding behind cartoonish burglar masks, their little gloved hands testing windows and screens.First, they found their way in through a pet door, eating three bowls of cat food and leaving the room in disarray.But when two raccoons began scaling a lattice and climbing through an upstairs window in search of food, Lizann Hupp and her husband Jeff Garlid figured it was time to call in the authorities. "

"'Full communion' proclaimedLutheran, Episcopal churches honor common faith."

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:55PM

"When the pastors at two Bainbridge churches trade pulpits this Sunday, it won't be just a visit.Rather, Bethany Lutheran Church and St. Barnabas Episcopal Church will celebrate the newly proclaimed full communion between the two denominations, in which each recognizes the spiritual authority of the other's clergy. "

Attorney Scott to seek schools postHe plans to file for the spot being vacated by Doug Picha.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:55PM

"Mike Scott will run for the school board position being vacated by incumbent Doug Picha. My wife and I have always loved the high value this community places on education, Scott said, and we've had a good experience with the Bainbridge schools. So I want to work to make it a good experience for others. "

"City sued over traffic stop, permitsPolice admit they erred in 1999, over a vehicle they thought was stolen."

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:55PM

"An admitted mistake by the Bainbridge Police Department and a change of position by the city planning department have led to two separate lawsuits in Kitsap County Superior Court.In one action, Bainbridge resident Jason Hebert claims that in 1999, police stopped him and a friend at gunpoint, believing the car carrying the two 17-year-olds was stolen. "

Don't forget to file for public office

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:54PM

Thinking about running for public office on Bainbridge Island? Then get out your checkbook and get ready to drive south. The official filing week runs 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 23-27 at the Kitsap County Courthouse in Port Orchard.

Raven' about dragon bonesFantasy comes alive in the second part of the RavenWood trilogy.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:54PM

"In the world of the RavenWood trilogy, good things come in multiples - two directors, three productions and a cast of 26 stars. Bones of a Dragon, the second part of the RavenWood trilogy opening at BPA July 27, advances the first story 20 years to the war between the Maug and Azria. "

Elemental art from the inner worldPosters by Susan Brown prefigure the August Arts Walk.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:54PM

"When artist Susan Brown could not see the physical world, she had to look to the world of the imagination. Now, the two visions unite in a series of paintings Brown exhibits during the Aug. 5 Arts Walk, also on view as Arts Walk's poster art.It's the first public showing of her work since Brown suffered a debilitating eye illness that lasted three years.During the periods when my eyes were too painful to open, my creative energy - which would not shut off - turned to my inner world, she said. "

Dump work is pure garbageReclamation of the island's long-time landfill hit full stride this week.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:54PM

"There's garbage.And then there's pure garbage.The nuances may seem subtle, but they become apparent in a huge, amorphous mound of waste culled from the Vincent Road landfill, filtered of dirt and rocks and distilled to its putrid essence.It's all the more reason to recycle, when you look at all we've left behind, said Michelle Miller, landfill specialist with Kitsap County Department of Public Works, surveying what might be called the worst of the waste. "

"Refund, but no ride, for ticket booksFerry commuters can get their money back, with effort."

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:54PM

"As of last week, those frequent-rider ferry tickets you bought back in May suddenly became a whole lot less useful.They aren't worthless. They just won't get you onto the ferry anymore. The concept was good, but the implementation could have been better, said Alice Tawresey, chair of the State Transportation Commission's Tariff Policy Committee, of the change to new ferry ticket books that has left some commuters irked. "

"Roadwork snagged again by bid foulupAll five bids were tossed out, pushing the High School Road project back. "

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:54PM

"A bidding glitch will further delay the reconstruction of High School Road west of Madison Avenue, almost guaranteeing that the busy intersection will still be torn up well into the school year.We should have caught it. Our consultant should have caught it, and the Department of Transportation office in Port Orchard should have caught it, city engineer Jeff Jensen said.Bids were opened Monday for the project, which includes construction of a roundabout at the High School/Madison intersection.But in advertising for bids, the city failed to tell construction outfits to include a list of subcontractors, as required by state law. "

St. Cecilia to offer kindergartenThe next goal would be a Catholic grade school.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:54PM

"The Mustard Seed has sprouted.The new pre-school and kindergarten, a program of St. Cecilia Catholic Church opening in fall 2001, grew from an idea planted seven years ago by parishioners. When Father Dennis (Sevilla) came on board last year, he was very willing to let us give it a try, said Mary Corbin, Mustard Seed's co-organizer with Cathy Lubovich and Jeannette Vasicek. "

Whoops! (Part One)

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:54PM

"Ever have one of those projects that just seems to be snakebit? Where all of the perversity of the universe comes down on your head in one giant helping of bad mojo?Such is the case, it seems, with Bainbridge's roundabout at High School Road and Madison Avenue. The latest mishap, reported elsewhere in these pages, was the city's failure to remind its bidders on that road project that state law requires them to list their subcontractors. Because none of the five did so -- something that strikes us as odd -- the state deemed all of the bids nonresponsive and void.The only remedy, it seems, is to readvertise the project. "

Music guild ensemble takes stageTeachers plan an evening of improvisation.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:54PM

"Commando musicians are infiltrating the island.The Concerts in Waterfront Park audience will witness a two-pronged attack July 18, as the featured ensemble plays both fiddle tunes and jazz.We are individuals highly trained to deal with tense, dangerous musical situations whose special assignment is to penetrate deep into suburban middle class sensibilities, drummer John Lester said, somewhat tongue-in-cheek. "

Wyckoff site could become national parkFederal officials laud the site for its significance and potential...

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:54PM

"The Wyckoff site on Eagle Harbor not only has historic significance, but may have so much recreational value that it warrants inclusion in the national park system.The site certainly has national significance, said Keith Dunbar, a regional planning team leader for the National Park Service, who toured the property Wednesday evening.The site is valuable not only as a community resource, but has regional and even national potential. "

...while plans for an internment memorial also get a good boost.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:54PM

"The World War II internment of the island's Japanese-Americans is a significant event in this country's history, and may well deserve protection as a national landmark, said National Park Service personnel who toured the site Wednesday.While the old Eagledale dock itself may be gone, the Taylor Avenue road end itself is still a powerful reminder of the moment. "

Is it the end of the road for driver ed?Cuts to state funding leave the program in neutral.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:54PM

"The state is getting out of the traffic safety education business, and the district may too.The Washington State Legislature has eliminated student funding for the program statewide, except for the subsidy to low-income students. The cut leaves the Bainbridge school district with a shortfall to run the program for the approximately 150 high school students who take driver ed each year. "

City gets Salter parcelPurchase of the 14.5-acre Johnson farm at Fletcher Bay also was announced.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:54PM

"For Jim Salter's birthday, he and the city exchanged gifts.In a Thursday morning ceremony that included a round of Happy Birthday to the 86-year-old islander, city officials concluded purchase of Salter's five-acre woodland off Wardwell Road.Purchase price is $140,000, to be paid to Salter and his wife Lucille in installments over 10 years. Payments began with a check for $10,000, handed to Salter by Mayor Dwight Sutton at the ceremony.I'm just trying to find out if it's certified, Salter said, examining the draft.Cash it quick - that's disappearing ink, Sutton rejoined. "

"Bainbridge is doing its share, Bev"

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:54PM

"While talking about statewide transportation funding last week, Rep. Beverly Woods once again chided Bainbridge Island for being insular about traffic congestion.Her complaint is that the slow, crowded crawl from a Bainbridge job back to the peninsula cut too deeply into her crews' productive time.And, the Poulsbo Republican said, our city has resisted solutions like a second bridge to the peninsula, or a wider Highway 305.Why is this our problem? "

Murder in the neighborhoodBainbridge author Fredrick Huebner puts the scene of the crime very close to home.Your home.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:53PM

"Anyone who looks for friends and neighbors in the new Fredrick Huebner mystery set on Bainbridge may be missing the point. For islanders who read the book - or come to Eagle Harbor Books to hear Huebner read July 19 - the Bainbridge setting of Shades of Justice may be the most familiar feature, as compelling as any fictional character.If you're writing about violation, said Huebner, whose book features a double murder, you do want a lovely, serene settings for contrast. "

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