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Council says no to second bridge

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:59PM

"No bridge, thanks.By a 7-0 vote, the Bainbridge Island City Council this week formally opposed the idea of a second span connecting the island to the Kitsap Peninsula.I'm sure from Illahee west, it has its merits, said Councilman Jim Llewellyn, who co-sponsored the resolution with Councilwoman Christine Nasser.From Point White east, it has none."

Firefighters join union ranks

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:59PM

"Having voted to unionize, local firefighters will soon begin negotiating a formal contract with the Bainbridge Island Fire Department.The written agreement will codify standards for wages, working conditions, hours and benefits between the department and the new union chapter, Local 4034 of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF). (Joining a union) is kind of an industry standard, said Local 4034's president, Bainbridge firefighter Greg Borgen. If your call volume goes up, it's not too far behind that the union is going to come in."

Is 'hate speech' returning to island?

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:59PM

"The discovery of two scrawled swastikas - one in a school stairwell - over the past six weeks have some islanders wary of resurgent hate crime on the island.More alarming to some is the fact that the incident on school grounds went unreported to police for more than a month - despite the fact that such graffiti falls under the legal definition of a hate crime.This hurts all of us, said Karen Ahern of the Bainbridge Unity Coalition. When something like this happens, we have to deal with it as a community."

Empty space abstract

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:59PM

"A North Kitsap troupe brings oddities to BHS.An Empty Space provokes a crowded stage. Or to put it another way - director Peter Brook's book has inspired the North Kitsap-based West Sound Academy to fill the Bainbridge High School theater with dance, drama, music and visual arts. We're looking at how different acts of theater can transform the performance space, said producer Jack Yantis. The show depends upon BHS students for technical support, and involves several West Sound Academy pupils who live on the island."

"Tread a path for Marge, community"

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:59PM

"In her many years as a downtown booster and civic leader, Marge Williams always charted a path of community goodwill. Now, as the effort to establish a non-profit center in her name hums along, islanders have a chance to set that path in stone, one brick at a time."

Swingin' Hepcats to move Playhouse

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:59PM

"The performance will raise funds for an exchange with Ometepe.Not a techno beat to be heard, and a group of 45 kids are dancing like crazy. Swing dance is a freer form of expression to club dancing, says Ned Thorne, who's been performing with Bainbridge Island's Swingin' Hepcats since the group was formed in 1997. Once you've learned to do it, you feel a real connection with everyone moving around you."

Around-the-globe riders find going tough

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:59PM

"With the jaunt half done, an islander takes time to catch his breath.Cycling for a year across 20,000 miles of the most beautiful terrain in the world seemed like a dream come true, for riders who could afford the $36,000-dollar around-the-globe adventure.But Bainbridge Islander Len Beil, who has now traveled 7,300 miles with about 250 other cyclists on the Odyssey 2000 bike ride, said, It's turning out to be much, much more challenging than most of the other people on the ride ever imagined."

How much is too much for water service?

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:59PM

"A north-end rate hike stems from higher costs, company officials say.Citing the cost of new fire safety and service improvements, the North Bainbridge Water Company has applied for a rate increase that could take effect next month.Under the proposed rates, customers who consume 846 cubic feet of water per month - last year's average - would pay 24 percent more than they do now. Heavier users would see steeper hikes."

Get a favorable exchange

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:59PM

"Host families are needed for a dozen foreign students.When foreign exchange students come to Bainbridge Island to learn about environmental issues, they sometimes benefit from elements of island atmosphere that natives take for granted.Suzy Cook, who hosted an exchange student from Mexico last year through the Center for Cultural Interchange (CCI), said her student often spent time outdoors at her Eagledale farm, simply breathing.'He said, 'you don't understand,' Cook recalled, 'Mexico City is so crowded that we go away on the weekends just so we can breathe clean air.'"

Camera eyes take the prize

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:58PM

"You can't teach talent, but you can nurture it.And Bainbridge High School is reaping the rewards, in the form of Washington State High School Photography Competition prizes."

Munro legacy endures through fund

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:58PM

"Secretary of State Ralph Munro stopped in to the office a few weeks back, but we were too busy to see him. Now that's a heck of thing to say - too busy to make time for the secretary of state - and the shame is going to stick with us for a while. You have our humblest apologies, sir.Thus reproved, we can relay to readers that the occasion of his visit was the establishment of the new George and Betty Munro Foundation, an annual scholarship fund that will support one or more Bainbridge High School graduates each year as they head off to college."

Demos dig in on island

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:58PM

"Points for the cleverest campaign button would probably go to the woman flashing Read My Lips: No New Texans.And thus commenced a season of serious sloganeering, as local Democrats rallied to promote a new campaign headquarters upstairs at Winslow Mall Thursday evening."

Middle earth first

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:58PM

"An environmentalist reading of 'Lord of the Rings.''The road goes ever on and onDown from the door where it began.Now far ahead the road has gone,And I must follow, if I can,Pursuing it with weary feet,Until it joins some longer way,Where many paths and errands meet.And whither then? I can not say.''That sounds like a bit of old Bilbo's rhyming,' says Pippin.But to a studied reader like islander Maggie Fitzgerald - that sounds like the work of old Tolkien."

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  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:58PM

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Bridge plan speeds along to nowhere

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:58PM

"Illahee-to-Bainbridge bridge update: about eight people still seem to think it's a good idea.We can relay this, having reviewed several accounts of a recent Saturday morning presentation in Poulsbo by the citizen group variously known as West Sound Connections and LINKS. The group was trying to drum up support amongst North Kitsap residents for a new span connecting the peninsula with our own Crystal Springs neighborhood, with construction of a cross-island thoroughfare to a passenger-only ferry terminal at Blakely Harbor."

Shakespeare here

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:58PM

"For those staging A Comedy of Errors, the play's name may seem like a bad joke. A mistake is no laughing matter when it comes to maintaining the precision this slippery piece of drama demands. Our production is intensely disciplined, says Amy Thone, who plays the shrewish Adriana in the Seattle Shakespeare Festival's rendition that comes to the BPA Playhouse Friday. It's like a dance - nobody can afford to miss a beat. And Shakespeare's play certainly keeps audience and actors on their toes."

Always first off the boat

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:58PM

"Fresh out of bed, Tom Berg plunges his Cannondale T7000 touring bike into the last throes of morning darkness, barreling toward the first bleary-eyed boat to Seattle.At approximately 5:07 a.m., he puts a foot down halfway up the first hill on Highway 305 and waits, glancing back at his heavily huffing partner-in-commute. In Berg's 13 years of biking to work, only a few flat tires have caused him to miss the ferry's 5:30 a.m. sailing. And setting out from his home on Hidden Cover Road, he says, sometimes he doesn't even embark early.Some mornings, I'll be leaving kind of late, he says topping the hill, but that just guarantees a better workout.Yet this morning, despite a prompt departure, he's falling behind schedule, as another yellow-florescent commuter turns in front of him from Manitou Beach Road and pedals out of sight."

Call this history text 'one for the books'

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:58PM

"If a community's maturity is measured by a sense of its own history, then Bainbridge Island is coming of age. They Like Noble Causes: How a Community Built a Library, scheduled for publication in September, is a written and visual history of the Bainbridge Island public library from 1863 through the end of the 19th century when an ambitious remodel and expansion was completed. But it is more than a history."

Rockefeller may seek lands post

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:58PM

"State Rep. Phil Rockefeller is considering a race for Washington state lands commissioner, instead of seeking re-election to his 23rd District house seat.Either way, the Bainbridge Island Democrat says, he doesn't support incumbent Land Commissioner Jennifer Belcher's recent hard-line stance against liveaboards in state waters."

Domicile d'ile

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:58PM

"'A joyous shot at how things ought to be is how Philip Larkin once defined home. Of course the well-loved British poet never saw Bainbridge Island, but his words remain pertinent to the Bainbridge Home Tour nonetheless.Recognizing the appeal of experiences beyond his own was Larkin's gift - and may be one he shares with the most dedicated of island home-makers.People are fascinated by those sweeping buildings that lie out of reach, says Kim Failla, chair for the tour. Basically, we want to treat them to the homes of real people living wonderfully creative home-lives."

The essential man about town

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:58PM

"Quick: Name three things you find delightful about Bainbridge Island.Did local parks make your list? The library? The Scotch Broom Parade, or the whimsical Dixieland Band at the Grand Old Fourth celebration? Or maybe the observatory at Battle Point Park?Anyone who answered yes to any of the foregoing owes thanks to John Rudolph. And for his myriad contributions to island life, as well as for his distinguished architectural career, the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce has named Rudolph its Business Person of the Year for 2000."

Papa Murphy's nixed by examiner

  • May 13, 2000 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 2:58PM

"Papa Murphy's U-bake pizza is formula fast-food.So ruled city hearing examiner Robin Baker this week, meaning that a Papa Murphy's establishment will not be allowed in the Village shopping center.I thought the decision read very well, city planning Director Stephanie Warren said Friday. The hearing examiner reads the definition in the (fast food) ordinance the same way we read it."

A new Voice on the BHS campus

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:57PM

"None of the other names, Brian Alexander concedes, were any good.Thus, having rejected such monikers as The Bark and The Crowd, Alexander and his staff selected The Campus Voice to adorn the masthead of a new Bainbridge High School student publication that hit the street last week.I'm most pleased with getting it out, Alexander, a BHS junior who co-edited the newspaper with fellow student Brooke Faltermeier. It was a big, long haul. I have a few teachers who aren't too happy with me at the moment.Lead stories for the first issue include the debate over a proposal for an armed police liaison officer at the BHS, and an account of the recent human rights youth rally hosted by school."

Pool plans pared to fit smaller budget

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:57PM

"It was back to the drawing board, literally, for the island's new pool.The result of which is that the facility has been redesigned, in hopes of knocking $1 million off the price tag without compromising its attractions.The new design preserves 99 percent of the aquatic experience for the average visitor, said Dave Lewis, director of the Bainbridge Island Park and Recreation District."

"For Math Club, it figures"

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 2:57PM

"If six test scores have a mean of 71, a mode of 75, a median of 74.5, a range of 28 and a high score of 80, what was the lowest score?Still thinking? For those whose high school days haunt their sleep, numeracy oftentimes equals nightmare. For the math club at Bainbridge High School, however, conundrums like this are a dream. Math is not a chore, but a game to these kids,"

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