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Santa brings island a brand new pool

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:06PM

The long wait is over. After four failed levies dating back to 1993 and a successful fifth in 1999, the new, $5.5 million Don Nakata Memorial Pool made its “informal” debut Wednesday.

Rain can’t dim Festival of Lights

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:06PM

As each candle of the menorah is lit, the glow illuminating the faces of family and friends grows brighter. The Jewish Hanukkah ritual of lighting candles has been duplicated every year for millenia. Despite the weekend’s deluge, this glow was especially bright on Saturday, the seventh day of Hanukkah in the Jewish year 5,761.

Sewer plan moves forward

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:06PM

The Bainbridge Island City Council signed off last week on the south-end sewer plan. And while that was a necessary step towards bringing sewer service for four south-end neighborhoods, it didn’t ensure that the sewers will actually be installed.

Schools tepid on more Net filtering

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:06PM

Student access to Internet sites with “militant/extremist” content should be prevented, the Bainbridge School Board decided last week. But access to sites that deal with drugs and cults are still okay, after the board voted to “filter” just one of eight categories recommended by a parental advisory group.

‘Walking in their footsteps’

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:05PM

The exclusion of Bainbridge Island’s Japanese-American citizens during World War II was one of the community’s greatest tragedies. The return of so many of those people, and their resuming their place on the island, was one of the community’s greatest triumphs.

Composer strikes right note with kids

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:05PM

Bill Covert’s students don’t hum just any old tune. The Wilkes fourth graders are creating their own song for a world premier. “Making up music is fun. I like it,” student Grace Campbell says. “I hope I get to hear them sing our song – but it’s up to my parents.”

A Diamond lot in the rough off 305?

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:05PM

Owners of most of the private parking next to the Winslow ferry terminal want to expand their operation on the southwest side of Highway 305. And to prompt the required zoning change, they are offering “environmental benefits” – removing the land from the development rolls and possibly turning the ravine into a park, with access trails stretching from the waterfront to John Nelson Park by the winery.

Decking the halls an island tradition

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:05PM

Gordon and Christine Wilson are more deeply rooted in island soil than the 50-year-old holly trees they harvest and sell at Christmas. Wilson’s maternal grandfather, Abraham Thompson, bought the 10 acres that are the Island Holly Farm in the mid-1890s, and the original farmhouse still stands.

Fear in the Fairy Dell

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:05PM

In tough times, even sprites, brownies, pixies and nymphs may find themselves displaced. Indeed, three wooded parcels along the mythically named Fairy Dell Trail – properties generally assumed to be part of the north-end park, but in fact under private ownership for decades – are for sale as the late owner’s estate is settled.

Unitarians walk together toward faith

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:05PM

For Unitarian Universalists, the spiritual journey is more important than the destination. They call themselves a fellowship, a community of inquirers who reject the dogmas and creeds of other denominations. “We believe in people thinking for themselves, connecting with their own belief system,” said Rick Koyle, consulting minister of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap.

Time to accentuate the positive with youths

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:04PM

Organizers of It’s About Time...for Kids!! say it’s about time for Bainbridge to re-open the conversation about – and with – its children. “I have a picture in my mind of how things could be,” coordinator Geoff Ball said. “You’ll stand on the curb, and everywhere you’ll see adults cross the street to talk to young people.”

City and AT&T reach cable deal

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:04PM

Delegations from the city and AT&T Broadband hammered out a tentative deal Friday afternoon under which AT&T would take over the city’s cable television franchise from Northland Cable.

Brewing cups of black gold

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:04PM

For some, coffee is a matter of consciousness. For others, conscience. Count among the latter the Bainbridge Ometepe Sister Islands Association, which for a decade has been importing Nicaraguan coffee beans to fund relief projects in that Central American country.

Business is fined $48,000 for signs

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:04PM

Nick Felkey didn’t really mind taking the Christmas card samples off the windows of his Bainbridge Photo Lab in Lundgren Station. While he admits he hadn’t paid close attention to communications from the city suggesting that he was violating the sign ordinance, he didn’t press the point when code enforcement officer Will Peddy told him – in person – that the cards created a violation by covering more than 25 percent of the window area.

Bainbridge ferry ridership dips

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:04PM

While Washington State Ferries ridership is down slightly this year, higher fares imposed in June have, for now at least, yielded an overall increase in revenue.

Woodward students make great show of science

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:04PM

Woodward Middle School seventh grader Hannah Stuart didn’t mind her brother’s preference for fast music – except when he sat behind the steering wheel. “Ben always listens to fast-beat music while he drives and it’s pretty loud,” Stuart said, “so I wondered: is it safe? Should I be uncomfortable?”

Scenes of beauty, and great tales of industry

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:04PM

Along every trail, a tale. Blakely Harbor Park would become a walkable timeline, a serene setting that still speaks of a much busier past, under a draft plan released this week. “After working with so many sites on the island that are environmentally special, it was interesting to see one that was such a ‘human’ site that returned to nature,” said Perry Barrett, senior planner for the Bainbridge Island Park and Recreation District.

Even when it’s busy, it’s slow

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:04PM

Customers at the Rolling Bay post office may appear with mail in one hand, and a dog biscuit in the other. Letters are stamped and sent on, but the doggie treat is delivered directly under the counter to Muffin, the 12-year-old Jack terrier that is the post office mascot.

AT&T can do a lot, but will it?

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:03PM

AT&T can do things as a cable TV provider that other companies cannot, and is therefore the best franchise-holder for Bainbridge Island, some say. “They have the capital flow that we don’t, and can suit island demands better than Northland,” said Mark Graves, Northland’s Bainbridge manager at Wednesday’s city council meeting.

Planning a fine farewell

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:03PM

When Marti Stave started with the city of Bainbridge Island ten years ago, everything was brand new. She was a new graduate from the University of Washington with a major in urban geography. The city itself was new, as Winslow had just annexed the rest of the island. And the statewide Growth Management Act was a new mandate that required comprehensive planning.

Snow on cedars, mud on road

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:03PM

Bainbridge drivers slid on snow Wednesday and got stuck in the mud Thursday. Following the Wednesday storm that left several inches of wet snow, a mudslide early Thursday closed Highway 305 and the Agate Pass Bridge, snarling rush hour traffic from about 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Cable TV firms to pony up on taxes

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:03PM

If the city of Bainbridge Island agrees that AT&T Broadband can take over the cable TV franchise, both AT&T and Northland will pay the utility tax that the city imposed in 1999. Northland has refused to pay the tax, asserting that under terms of a 1970 franchise agreement, the franchise fee is in lieu of all other taxes.

Winslow’s parking woes

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:03PM

To fill their store with holiday customers, Winslow merchants need to empty the downtown streets and parking lots of employees, giving shoppers a place to park. “National studies show that a parking place translates into revenues of $40 to $50 per hour, or about $96,000 per year,” said Kevin Dwyer, executive director of the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce. “An employee parking in front of your store means you are potentially giving up a huge amount of revenue.”

Once may be too often for BI youth

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:03PM

Bryce and Susan Phillipy want kids to get the message that even one experiment with drugs can spell disaster. The family knows the dangers of drugs firsthand; their 17 year old son, Kyle, has been in a coma at Harborview Medical Center since ingesting morphine Nov 11.

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

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:03PM

"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. "

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