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  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:34PM

"We found ourselves saddened by the recent demise of the local video arcade. There, when motivation proved elusive, we had been known to pass the stray half-hour (and many dollars) at one of several amusing pinball machines.We asked the proprietor why the establishment closed. He said parents had complained about the violent content of several of the games; when those games were replaced by more benign fare, business fell off by more than half. "

"Budget fight will be tough, Phil says"

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:34PM

"Because the voters are sending conflicting and unrealistic messages, an already divided state Legislature faces a difficult and lengthy session, Bainbridge Island's resident legislator, Rep. Phil Rockefeller, says.The voters have expanded the state's obligations, but at the same time reduced our means, the Democrat Rockefeller said, calling the budget the overwhelming issue facing the Legislature in the session under way this week in Olympia. "

Water supply just part of sensible use

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:33PM

"Take longer showers!Leave that garden hose running!Flush, flush away!Indeed, it's hard to know just how to respond to a long-awaited consultant's report on the island's water supply, which says Bainbridge Island has enough water to meet residents' demands well into the future. "

"No water woes, report saysThe island should have plenty, even at zoning buildout."

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:33PM

"Contrary to concerns that Bainbridge Island's growth is outstripping its water supply, a detailed new study shows that the island has an abundance of good-quality underground drinking water lying relatively close to the surface.We have our soggy climate to thank.The study, by consultant Richard Warren of the Seattle engineering firm of Kato and Warren, shows that rainfall is providing the water-bearing aquifers under the island with almost six times as much water annually as is being used.In terms of total available groundwater, it looks like the island can reach the goals it set for itself, Warren said. "

"Landing sold again, current plans scrappedDeveloper Gale Cool was shouldered aside in the bankruptcy auction."

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:33PM

"A Seattle development company purchased the Winslow Landing property at a bankruptcy court auction Thursday.Security Properties outbid Bainbridge Holdings and principal Gale Cool, who had been spearheading the plan to develop the prime property immediately north of the Winslow ferry terminal.They're a good outfit, Cool said Thursday as his own bid for the property failed. I'm sure they'll do a good project.Security Properties is the developer of Poulsbo Place, a highly praised village-style project in downtown Poulsbo on the site of what had been a ramshackle collection of World War II row houses. The sale apparently scraps the current development plans for the 4.33-acre parcel north of the ferry terminal. "

'King belonged to all people'A civil rights activist honors MLK's life

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:33PM

"The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King may be a familiar historical figure. But less-well-known is the man who loved barbecue so much that he once kept Seattle's Home of Good Barbeque restaurant open until 4 a.m. to eat his fill.First-hand accounts of the civil rights leader will bring history to life, when Rev. Dr. Samuel B. McKinney speaks Jan. 11 at the Filipino-American Community Hall. "

Sue for two

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:33PM

"Islanders who know Sue Hylen as the park district's energetic cultural arts supervisor might wonder how she found time to write Double Exposure. In the midst of a busy life I just said 'I must do this,' Hylen says. Plus, I work with a lot of artists, and this puts me inside the process they go through. The publication is Hylen's first, although her writing has appeared in Exhibition Magazine, Stone Country and Spindrift, among others.Hylen, who turns 50 this year, calls the book her mid-life adventure. "

'First Fridays' series debuts this weekTwo island duos bring folk music Jan. 5.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:33PM

"Island folk music duos Cat Loves Crow and Dusty Rose are the opening act of First Fridays, a new music series for the new year. The series, sponsored by the Bainbridge Island Park and Recreation District, debuts at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 5 at Island Center Hall.Each year I choose a new project, said Sue Hylen, the park district's cultural supervisor.This year we focused on music, because we kept hearing from performers that there weren't enough venues locally, Hylen said. "

"At this point, give the nod to the mayor"

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:33PM

"Islanders like their mayor.Even if they don't like the mayor at any given time, they do seem rather fond of the office. We were struck by that notion as we looked back over the past two mayoral elections. While most city council races draw no more than two candidates per seat, 11 hopefuls for the mayor's post have come forward in the last two campaigns alone - five in 1993, six in 1997. Business people, tutors, contractors, retirees, hay haulers, gas station attendants - all manner of citizens have put themselves before the voters for the chance to swing the gavel as titular head of island government. What's the draw? "

Mayor may not be in the island's futureWould city government be more efficient with a 'manager'?

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:33PM

"The mayor says we ought to think about doing away with his job. But some folks who once advocated that change now say this mayor is doing such a good job that they're changing their minds.Bainbridge Island Mayor Dwight Sutton surprised the City Council two weeks ago by suggesting that it's time to take a new look at the council-manager form of government instead of the present mayor-council form. The mayor's position would be filled by one member of the city council.Ironically, Sutton's suggestion is prompted by the increasing demands that the city's growth is placing on the mayor.Under our system, the mayor has an important administrative role, Sutton said. The risk we run is of someone who isn't very effective and doesn't have managerial ability or training. "

Crucial week for Winslow LandingA bankruptcy auction and first review determine the project's future.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:33PM

"The long-delayed Winslow Landing project will finally get a hearing before the city planning commission. Unless, that is, someone with more than $4 million to spend buys the property in a bankruptcy-court auction tomorrow. "

Banding together for feathered friends

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:33PM

Four mesh “mist nets”: $200. Peter Pyle’s “Identification of North American Birds”: $32. A spotted towhee in the hand: priceless. For bird enthusiasts who flocked to a banding demonstration last Saturday at Battle Point Park, it was an invaluable chance to get out from behind the binoculars.

New parks, pool driving up tax levy

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:32PM

With new parks and a new swimming pool come new costs to keep them going, park officials say. In February, island voters will be asked to approve a new and higher property tax levy – projected to be $1.48 per $1,000 assessed valuation – to pay the bills.

Sidewalks trip daycare plansA Winslow outfit wants to expand, but can't afford nearby street improvements.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:32PM

To Doug and Kathy Hartley, the blackberry-choked property on the east side of Madison Avenue at New Brooklyn Road looked like an ideal new site for their First Years Daycare operation.It offered a central location, on the way to the ferry. And the new buildings going up nearby looked like they could add to their customer base.Some of the people who will be moving into those (Sakai Village) townhouses will have kids, Kathy Hartley said. We thought it was a great spot.So they made a deal for the land, designed a 4,600-square-foot building with three outdoor play areas and 17 surface parking spots. They would move there from their present location in the ground floor of a commercial building on Knechtel Way, a building that the Hartleys say is presently for sale.

Mayoral hopefuls woo businessIn their first joint appearance, the candidates cite their concern for Winslow.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:32PM

Agreeing that a vital downtown core is a critical element of the island's quality of life, two mayoral candidates tried to persuade Bainbridge Chamber of Commerce members that they know what the city must do to enhance local business.The business community has been somewhat neglected, and we need to bring them into more participation, mayoral candidate Chris Llewellyn said in a face-off before chamber members Thursday.Her opponent, Darlene Kordonowy, said that many of the issues facing the business community call for decisions from a source other than the mayor's office.The mayor doesn't make a lot of the decisions (that impact business), Kordonowy said, but the mayor can set priorities, say downtown business is important and we need to pay close attention.

Broader board, and refined focusBIB is getting down to business as a community 'PEG' station.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:32PM

Bainbridge Island Broadcasting has expanded its board and refined its mission. The local community access station will focus on PEG programming - public access, education and government - director Wendy Johnson says.The acronym means the station will serve a broader cross-section of the community than some stations with larger markets, she said.

Bainbridge soars on WASLsStatewide results show island students at the top.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:32PM

Bainbridge students got high marks on the Washington Assessment of Student Learning tests - higher than most of their peers around the state.District officials attribute the students' success on the standardized tests to parents who send students to school ready to learn, kids who are motivated, and teachers who are talented.There aren't many districts that can match this district's parent and community support, said Faith Chapel, assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction, and we also have a dedicated set of teachers who work toward aligning curriculum to help students meet standards.

Diversity issue pops up in new guise

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:32PM

News that the city's infrastructure requirements frustrated a local couple's efforts to build a day-care center on Madison Avenue, reported elsewhere in this issue, reminded us of a journalism professor years ago who defined an event as a process made visible.In this instance, our concern is not with the event. In today's less-than-robust market for commercial real estate, Doug and Kathy Hartley should be able to hold onto their present Knechtel Way location for the First Years day-care operation, or perhaps find another home.Nor can we quarrel with the city's decision to require sidewalks and a paved street, the items that drove up the Hartleys' construction budget by roughly 20 percent, forcing them to scrap the project.

The long roadDewey Palooza helps a family trying to come back after a devastating injury.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:32PM

Although Dewey Palooza is a benefit for a family in need, the evening of music and food planned for Sept. 29 may feel more like a big party.All the performers are friends of the family - musicians who have sung with Larry Dewey for years, showcased by him at Seabold Second Saturday events. Pat and Larry Dewey have contributed so much to our community, Bruce Haedt says, teaching our children, organizing arts events, being our friends.We want to give them a gift of celebration and joy.

Whale of an auction at marine centerThe Poulsbo facility hopes to bring in funds to upgrade its tanks and displays.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:32PM

Several years ago, a dead gray whale washed ashore in Liberty Bay. Alarmed neighbors asked that it be carted away before it began to smell.But Poulsbo Marine Science Center members smelled something much different: opportunity.The whale's skeleton now hangs from the center's ceiling, the centerpiece of a facility now looking for new funds and members among Bainbridge and North Kitsap residents.Almost everybody under the age of 40 on Bainbridge - or Kitsap County for that matter - has probably had classes there, says Dick Krutch of Bainbridge Island.

Dawn of uncertain timesA search for explosives put the Wenatchee out of action Monday.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:32PM

On the newsstands, the morning headlines put Americans under the shadow of war.That cloud passed directly over Bainbridge Island on Tuesday, as fear of terrorism took the ferry Wenatchee out of action for four hours during an exhaustive search for explosives.Law enforcement officials were called after the vessel made its 8:40 a.m. departure from Seattle.Crew members - who are under strict instruction to report anything out of the ordinary - reported hearing an inexplicable metal on metal sound below the engineering decks, with the noise thought to be coming from outside the hull, Washington State Ferries spokesperson Susan Harris-Huether said.The crew heard the sound just before the vessel left Colman Dock, but didn't connect it with a possible threat until they were under way, Harris-Huether said.They just heard it the one time, like someone had attached an incendiary device or something, she said. That was their concern.

New townhome project proposedThe plan would cluster 56 units on High School Road East.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:32PM

The homebuilder who created the Weaver Creek subdivision in Winslow wants to build 56 homes on the 10-acre Martin-Patterson tract on the northwest corner of Ferncliff Drive and High School Road.By clustering the units on the west side of the tract, away from Ferncliff, he hopes to defuse the kind of neighborhood opposition faced by the Woodland Village project farther north on Ferncliff.

Middle East peace: Is there a chance?A scholar offers his insights as part of the library lecture series.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:32PM

If you wonder if peace has a future in the Middle East, Joel Migdal can offer more than a casual answer. We know that it is going to take the establishment of a Palestinian state, and the withdrawal of Israel from 95 or 96 percent of the Gaza strip, said Migdal, who will lecture on the subject next month as part of the Bainbridge Library Speakers Forum, and some compensation to the Palestinians for the 4 percent they don't withdraw from.Migdal brings a lifetime of scholarship to the question.

Review honored

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:32PM

The Bainbridge Review earned first place General Excellence honors in the Washington Newspaper Publishers Association contest for 2001.The award was announced at the WNPA's annual convention, held in Tacoma over the weekend.The Review topped 22 peer newspapers around the state with circulation of 5,001 to 9,000. Judges cited the paper's front-page design; news coverage that was attentive to community diversity; and the strongest editorials among entries judged - local and pointed.

Healing music for the darkest of timesThe concert will benefit a local academy.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:32PM

Carol Willis Buechler might have gathered this group of friends to make music, even if she hadn't wished to raise money for her son's school.The benefit for West Sound Academy, scheduled for Sept. 22, is for Buechler a lark.The musicians are my friends, Buechler said, but they're all consummate professionals, too. We live what we do, and it's a lot of fun to make music with them.The musicians, who will play and sing a true cross-section of classical works ranging from Samuel Barber to Johann Sebastian Bach, are remarkably intertwined.Mary Foster Grant and Elizabeth Grant are sisters who have been playing and singing together all their lives.

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