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Local gym remains shuttered

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:13PM

The receiver says he wants to reopen the Madison Avenue health club. But he can’t say when that might happen, nor can he say when he might have more definite information.

Wyckoff appraisal remains under wraps

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:13PM

The “magic number” that may determine the fate of the Wyckoff Superfund site and the city’s hopes to acquire it remains a secret, as appraiser Anthony Gibbons declined to make his conclusions public at a meeting with the Wyckoff Acquisition Task Force Thursday.

Re-Doogal’s gets go-ahead

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:13PM

Saying that the proposed “Re-Doogals” mixed-use project will be better for the environment than the existing parking lot, hearing examiner Robin Baker upheld the city’s go-ahead for that development.

Permission to dock denied

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:13PM

Saying that the community values a relatively pristine Blakely Harbor, the Planning Commission Thursday unanimously recommended against two applications to build the first new docks in some 25 years. One of the applications – from Kim and Sue Bottles of Seaborn Road on the north side of the harbor – received significant support from the neighbors, and had been recommended for approval by planning staff. But the commissioners believed broader issues were at stake.

Scouts observe a day of thought

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:13PM

Five hundred luminaries – candles in paper bags – reflected in the duck pond at Battle Point Friday evening. Bainbridge Girl Scouts and supporters walked the lighted path for the annual world-wide observance of Thinking Day, pausing to read the names printed on bags of the nearly 200 countries where young women are Girl Scouts.

New Wyckoff appraisal lower?

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:13PM

As the Wyckoff acquisition group nears a mid-March deadline for submitting a purchase proposal, the fate of the cleanup itself is in question because of funding cuts.

Growing older, and busier

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:13PM

“One, two, one, two, three, four,” comes the call from instructor Eileen Magnuson. “Legs up, shoulders up, pull in, hold... “Keep breathing...Relax!” Her pupils, women whose ages run sixty-ish to something higher, mirror Magnuson’s regimen of strength-building stretches, lifts and squats. From a boom box pulses a big-band arrangement of “Fly Me to the Moon.”

Bridging differences at Seabold

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:13PM

The formal name of that little church by the side of the highway at the island’s north end is the United Methodist Church at Seabold. Historically, that name puts the “men” before the “ah” – the church was a thriving community congregation years before it was affiliated with the United Methodist denomination.

‘So it does not happen again’

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:13PM

With a single tug, the island’s Japanese American community removed a veil from history. A crowd of more than 10 got a first look at a new National Park Service exhibit on the Japanese internment during World War II Tuesday – 60 years to the day after the exclusion order was signed. The 10x12-foot display, now in the city hall lobby, includes poetry, historical texts, a map of the 10 “relocation centers” – and a photograph of Bainbridge residents of Japanese descent being loaded onto a truck bound for the Manzanar camp.

Our quiz kids are know-it-alls

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:12PM

In the time it takes to pose a question, Sakai’s Knowledge Master Open team can find the answer. Responding within seconds to 100 timed questions, the thirty KMO team members proved tops in Washington State and eighth nationwide, earning 801 of 1,000 possible points in the winter 2002 Knowledge Master Open test administered in January.

Employees may reopen health club

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:12PM

The health club on Madison Avenue remained closed this week, but apparently will reopen this week under the management of two employees. Several sources said the reopening is planned for Saturday, but the Review could not reach either of the employees, or the court-appointed receiver with control over operations.

House bill targets derelict vessels

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:12PM

Shoreline communities would get significant state help in removing abandoned or junk boats under a bill from Rep. Phil Rockefeller (D-Bainbridge Island), which unanimously passed the state House of Representatives this week.

Sheep savaged, killed by dogs

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:12PM

Where there should have been two pairs of eyes shining in the beam of his flashlight, Andrew “Huck” Murdoch saw four. Roused from his sleep by wild barking, Murdoch had tramped into the pasture outside his Sunrise Drive home to check the welfare of his livestock. There he surprised a large dog with its teeth bared, savaging two of his sheep as a second dog bounded outside the fence trying to get in.

Gym closes after judge derails Znetix

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:12PM

Of the $74 million raised from 5,000 investors nationwide, only some $500,000 appears to have gone unspent. And saying she saw no hope that the Bainbridge-based Znetix/HMC would become viable, federal Judge Marsha Pechman Thursday appointed a receiver to find whatever assets remain – a decision company attorneys said is a death knell for the businesses. “I see nothing to go forward with, no assets from which a company can function,” Pechman said, ruling from the bench after a two-hour hearing in a packed Seattle courtroom.

UPDATE: Gym closes after federal judge derails Znetix/HMC

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:12PM

Of the $74 million raised from 5,000 investors nationwide, only some $500,000 appears to have gone unspent. And saying she saw no hope that the Bainbridge-based Znetix/HMC would become viable, federal Judge Marsha Pechman Thursday appointed a receiver to find whatever assets remain – a decision company attorneys said is a death knell for the businesses. “I see nothing to go forward with, no assets from which a company can function,” Pechman said, ruling from the bench after a two-hour hearing in a packed Seattle courtroom. The gym on Madison Avenue – variously referred to as Human Performance Center and Health Maintenance Center, and once touted as the “proof of concept” for the Lawrence business plan – closed its doors Thursday evening, and remained shuttered Friday. A hand-lettered sign in the door said the receiver would provide additional information, perhaps as soon as the weekend, but gave no specifics. Curious and disgruntled gym members and passersby showed up throughout the day, drawn by the empty parking lot and turned away by the locked doors. “Damn!” one woman said, as she read the sign announcing the gym’s closure. “I was thinking of coming here this evening. “It sucks that we’re probably going to lose our (membership) money,” she said, “but that’s not what I’m worried about. I want to still come here and work out.”

Money gone, time runs out for Znetix/HMC

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:12PM

Of the $74 million raised from 5,000 investors nationwide, only some $500,000 appears to have gone unspent. And saying she saw no hope that the Bainbridge-based businesses Znetix/HMC would become viable, federal Judge Marsha Pechman Thursday appointed a receiver to find whatever assets remain -- a decision company attorneys said is a death knell for the operations. “I see nothing to go forward with, no assets from which a company can function,” Pechman said, ruling from the bench after a two-hour hearing in a packed Seattle courtroom.

New lawsuits filed v. HMC

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:12PM

While the federal Securities and Exchange Commission’s lawsuit against Bainbridge-based HMC and Znetix may be the biggest problem facing those companies and their founder, Kevin Lawrence, other litigation is ongoing.

Day of reckoning for Znetix/HMC

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:12PM

HMC and Znetix hoped to set themselves apart in the crowded field of health and exercise by integrating fitness facilities and medical care under the same roof. But while the companies were marketing that concept to investors, they were not sure such an arrangement would be legal, according to documents filed in Seattle federal court by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Internment display debuts

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:12PM

Commissioned by the National Park Service, a new display on the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II will make its debut on Bainbridge Island. The display, said to include photographs and other interpretive material, will be unveiled at a ceremony at 2 p.m. Feb. 19 in the city hall foyer.

‘Hats for the Homeless’

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:12PM

When Crisma Biggs says she’s woolgathering, she’s not day dreaming – she’s producing. The Bainbridge High School senior and her crafting classmates have formed a new knitting brigade, with the as-yet-unnamed group making items for charity. Biggs had the inspiration after noting a knitting trend around BHS last fall.

Voters reject county charter

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:12PM

The farther the county charter went north, the more it went south. Bainbridge and North Kitsap voters led a resounding defeat of the proposed Kitsap charter in Tuesday’s election, turning out in overwhelming opposition. The charter, which would have dramatically revamped Kitsap government, earned only 44 percent support countywide.

Park district levy falls short

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:12PM

Facing significant opposition for the first time in almost 20 years, the Bainbridge Park District maintenance and operations levy appeared to be headed for defeat.

Diesel spill fouls Eagle Harbor

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:11PM

A diesel spill fouled the waters of Eagle Harbor early Friday, leaving a wide petroleum sheen at the mouth of the Winslow ravine.

Charter, park levy going down to defeat

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:11PM

It wasn't a proposal for district-only balloting that killed the proposed new Kitsap County charter, former freeholders and members of the pro-charter Committee for Better Representation said Tuesday night. It wasn't a plank to create a new county executive, either, or a provision for nonpartisan elections. To hear charter supporters during an election-night gathering at the Givens Community Center in Port Orchard, the charter was done in by a lack of voter awareness and the local Democratic Party leadership. Whatever the reason, the charter looked doomed for failure in early results released Tuesday evening. With 44,600 ballots counted, Kitsap County voters were rejecting the measure by a margin of 54.91 percent (24,489) opposed and 45.09 percent (20,111) in favor. Also apparently failing was the Bainbridge Island Park and Recreation District maintenance and operations levy. The two-year, $4.78 million levy, was earning 57 percent support; as an excess levy, it needed 60 percent approval to pass.

Ferry bills take shape

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:11PM

The Washington State Legislature is taking a hard look at regional transportation funding districts as a piece of the overall transportation puzzle before tackling a 10-year funding package for comprehensive transportation projects across the state.

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