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Writer, historian Katy Warner dies at age 84

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:09PM

She grew up when the ferries went to Blakely Harbor, and bowlers practiced at a six-lane alley at Fort Ward. And having lived Bainbridge history, she chronicled it with a book that’s still in print. “Old Bainbridge” lost one of its most colorful figures Jan. 12, with the death of Katherine “Katy” Warner at Island Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was 84.

Fare hike gets first OK

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:09PM

The Tariff Policy Committee will “go public” with its recommendation to decrease ferry fares for daily commuters while increasing the fares for others, with public meetings in February and March.

Tough session ahead, local legislators say

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:09PM

On one side are commuters and business interests demanding fixes for the state’s transportation system. On the other, anti-tax fervor fanned by conservative talk-show hosts and initiative mongers.

An eternal flame of hope

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:09PM

The Nipponzan Myohoji Buddhist temple has reflective surfaces that make the well-lit space seem even brighter. Brocade cascades down five tiers of the altar like a metallic waterfall, while 1,000 gold and silver origami cranes circle, suspended on string. Across the altar’s highest tier, six golden bodhisattvas dance on massive tree trunks.

Simple problem, radical solution?

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:09PM

In a debate that seemed unlikely to change many minds, opponents of the proposed Kitsap County charter argued Thursday night that the document is a prescription for bad government, while supporters claimed it is the county’s chance to free itself from the shackles of a uniform, century-old system.

BI history to take root in Winslow

  • Jan 12, 2002 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 4:09PM

History marches on, this time from Strawberry Hill into the heart of Winslow. Bainbridge Island Historical Society board members and city officials signed a lease agreement Tuesday, formalizing a plan to move the historical museum to Ericksen Avenue and the so-called “Three Tree Park.”

City council seeks to redefine role

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:08PM

The incoming Bainbridge Island city council wants to function as a free-standing legislature – an independent branch of city government. To do so, though, it wants things like office space, dedicated staff and equipment, all of which cost money.

Scientist finds oceans of faith

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:08PM

When a personal crisis led Gary Lagerloef to reconsider spirituality, he had to reconcile his profession with his profession of faith. Lagerloef, an oceanographer, works for Earth and Space Research, a nonprofit research organization that conducts studies related to oceans and climate. He uses satellite data to study ocean currents and “El Nino.”

Diversity shifts in wake of Sept. 11

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:08PM

Sept. 11 has reframed the national dialogue about diversity, Hubert G. Locke says. “Diversity has been a polite topic for about a decade, but 9-11 raised the discussion of diversity to a new level,” Locke said. “I think we are at the beginning of a whole different kind of diversity challenge.”

Is the charter really smarter?

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:08PM

To its backers, the proposed Kitsap County charter will make county government more responsive to the people, reduce costs and improve performance. To its opponents, the charter will exacerbate division within the county, increase costs and potentially paralyze government operations.

Thorne gets warm welcome

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:08PM

Mike Thorne should peel off his Pendleton sweater and try a Walla Walla sweet onion, to bond with politicians east of the mountains. That was one suggestion for the new director of Washington State Ferries, as he was introduced to public and press Monday afternoon at the Bremerton Transit Center.

Hate-mail suspect tied to BI crimes

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:08PM

A Sammamish man arrested in Seattle for an anthrax hoax is also responsible for several anti-Semitic hate-crime mailings on Bainbridge Island, according to island police. The suspect, identified as 45-year-old Donald B. McAninch, may be responsible for hundreds of harassing letters in the Puget Sound area in recent years, police said.

WSDOT appoints new head of ferries

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:08PM

The new director of the Washington State Ferries knows management principles and the maritime business, but also understands the political process, according to a Bainbridge Island member of the search committee.

VIP’s vision stresses support

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:08PM

Mary Lewis first noticed something wrong with her vision in 1989, when straight lines turned wavy. The visual anomaly turned out to be an early symptom of the most common eye disease affecting seniors – macular degeneration, a condition that attacks the retina’s center, making direct vision blurry while leaving some peripheral vision intact. When she received her diagnosis, Lewis was a 52-year-old archeology, history and classics professor at New Jersey’s Kean University.

There’s no place like a home

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:08PM

The two building lots on a Fort Ward hillside are impressive enough in their own right, covered with tall firs and madrona trees, offering sunny western exposures and filtered views of Port Orchard and the Olympics. For two Bainbridge Island single mothers, though, they are more than just prime real estate. They are spots where the women and their children can put down roots, and enjoy a sense of permanence that most of us take for granted.

Old ferries’ tales

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:07PM

It was the curiosity of ferry passengers that prompted Thomas Kilday Janus and Carolyn Neal to write about the big boats. When Janus worked at Waterfront Books near the Bremerton terminal, he fielded questions from a steady stream of ferry passengers looking for books about the transport.

Wyckoff property won’t be sold – yet

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:07PM

The new trustee of the Wyckoff cleanup site has agreed not to sell any of the land for at least a year, to give local and federal officials time to work on public acquisition.

No time to catch her breath

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:07PM

After a tough campaign to be elected mayor of Bainbridge Island, Darlene Kordonowy thought she would take a little time off to catch her breath. But once she was elected, she realized that she needed to spend all the time she had learning how to do the job.

An Island's Year in the Review: Part 2

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:07PM

The island’s Little League all-stars provided a summer highlight by going all the way to the Little League World Series in Pennsylvania, where they won one nationally televised game before bowing out. That triumph was marred by episodes of racist graffiti and vandalism at the Jewish section of the Port Blakely Cemetery, which prompted a community-wide anti-hate rally.

Tales of ‘old Bainbridge’ for the telling

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:07PM

Bainbridge’s general store, where men gathered near the pot-bellied stove, may have disappeared, but old guys still find places to pass the time. These days, they sit at the Rolling Bay Jiffy Mart, at Walt’s in Lynwood Center, or around Eddie Rollins’ desk at American Marine Bank on Winslow Way. Perhaps the most visible group can be found at the Town and Country coffee shop. “We hang out together because it’s a holdover from the days when we hunted in packs,” old-time islander Don Beemer says. “Women don’t pack up like men do. It goes back to when men hunted the mastodon.”

After eight years, it’s out to pasture

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:07PM

Before becoming mayor, Dwight Sutton knew that local government moves slowly. What he has learned during his four years at the city’s helm is that moving slowly generally leads to better decisions. “Every issue has more sides than are apparent,” he said. “The fact that the process takes time ensures that the outcome is more likely to be workable.”

An island's Year in the Review

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:07PM

Like the first act of a play, the first half of 2001 laid groundwork for what did, or may, come later.


  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:07PM

Darlene Akers has one eye on the small sheet of paper in front of her, and one on the man calling out numbers. She holds a squeeze-bottle of fluorescent green ink tipped with a round sponge, moving up and down the columns of numbers on the sheet before her with the practiced ease of a pro.

Words of wisdom, then out the door

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:06PM

Bainbridge Island’s three departing city council members believe their terms ended on a note of triumph – and its name was “roundabout.” Jim Llewellyn, Liz Murray and Merrill Robison all supported the concept of traffic circle at the busy intersection of High School Road and Madison Avenue.

Angelic organ heard on high

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:06PM

Instead of shopping for Christmas gifts on her lunch hour, Rita Rowe walks from work down the street to Eagle Harbor Congregational Church. In the sanctuary, she lifts the instrument’s roll-top lid, pushes down two stops, inserts a computer card that cues a “Flemish bell” sound – and rolls the opening chords of “Joy to the World” in arpeggio.

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