Story Archives

Archive Results — 21376 thru 21400 of about 31950 items

Changes afoot at the top of Chamber

  • Jul 28, 2011 at 7:24PM

After eight months at the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce, Andrea Mackin is leaving for a new consulting partnership with a goal of continuing to steer the downtown business community out of the recession and reconstruction rubble.

Community helping out after devastating fire destroys home

  • Jul 28, 2011 at 7:00PM

It was a fire created by an inexplicable explosion. Nick Durrant was working last Saturday afternoon on a wooden key fob he was creating in the garage of his home on Fort Street when he decided to apply some Super 77 Adhesive spray to the small object.

Kids in Concert: Children are the future of the world

  • Jul 28, 2011 at 3:49PM

One of the island’s newest nonprofits, Kids in Concert, combines music training with improv in a holistic approach.

It’s doubtful the city will rid itself of its cash cow

  • Jul 28, 2011 at 3:58PM

Perhaps the most divisive of the many issues facing the seven (three At-Large and four Central Ward) primary election candidates for City Council involves the future of the city’s water utility. Four (Dave Ward, John Green, Steve Bonkowski and Kim Hendrickson) favor transferring it to Kitsap Public Utility District, while three (Barry Peters, Joe Levan and Chris Van Dyk) say it should stay with the city.

Shoreline update needs a balanced approach

  • Jul 28, 2011 at 3:56PM

Bainbridge Shoreline Homeowners representatives are grateful for the opportunity to have served on the citizens committees for the Shoreline Master Plan update.

Interfaith dialogue may prevent dissension

  • Jul 28, 2011 at 3:55PM

When the Bainbridge Island Interfaith Council was formed in 1997, it gave an opportunity for the diverse faith communities of our island to work together.

Here’s gratitude for those who seldom receive it | Letters | July 29

  • Jul 28, 2011 at 3:53PM

Gratitude is what I want to express to our electeds, plain and simple gratitude and respect for their hard work, commitment to the responsibilities they shouldered, and the dedication to their goal of creating a better community.

Shoreline Collective ‘rights’ should trump private property | Letters | July 29

  • Jul 28, 2011 at 3:53PM

Nor have I heard any talk about the obligation of private property owners to exercise their “rights” in such a way that they do not infringe on the rights of others.

Ward’s emphasis is on neighborhoods | Letters | July 29

  • Jul 28, 2011 at 3:52PM

While we are entitled to indulge in a certain amount of self-congratulation, it is also important to consider our opportunities for improvement. Two years ago the voters decided the mayor/council form of city government had to go.

Peters’ No. 1 goal is to improve city | Letters | July 29

  • Jul 28, 2011 at 3:51PM

This election is an important one. There are many candidates, but one, Barry Peters, stands out because of his diligence, intelligence, dedication and determination to make Bainbridge Island a model city.

Bonkowski’s skills would be welcome | Letters | July 29

  • Jul 28, 2011 at 3:49PM

He has dealt with employees, unions, budgets, agencies and local, state and federal laws. Although helping to run a very large company is different than helping to run a city, the skills he has learned would definitely be very useful to the council.

Hendrickson’s has ability to lead | Letters | July 29

  • Jul 28, 2011 at 3:48PM

As the chair of the island’s recently decimated Housing Trust Fund, I am hopeful that with Kim joining the council, community conversations about housing issues will gain overdue support.

Peters is a voice of reason, civility | Letters | July 29

  • Jul 28, 2011 at 3:47PM

Bainbridge Island is a wonderful community with significant challenges. Key to sustaining its natural environment, unique assets, vital businesses and community engagement is our City Council.

How about some productivity, too | Letters | July 29

  • Jul 28, 2011 at 3:46PM

As expressed in last week’s article “New financial reality at city,” I found the views of the city manager and her financial assistant to be one-sided. The basic message was “revenues are down and don’t expect too much of us.”

Bainbridge bows out of Little League tournament after strong showing

  • Jul 24, 2011 at 12:34PM

Bainbridge Island's bats roared throughout the Little League district and state tournaments, but a loss in the second game of at state in Vancouver put a strain on the team's pitching an led to elimination Tuesday following an 8-3 loss to Pasco.

County judge rules with Ratepayers Alliance on SSWM fees

  • Jul 22, 2011 at 5:43PM

A Kitsap County Superior Court judge ruled in favor of island ratepayers Friday in granting the ratepayers’ April 2011 motion for summary judgment with respect to all-island Surface and Stormwater Management (SSWM) fees.

'Plastic is Forever' exhibit illustrates problem of plastic trash

  • Jul 22, 2011 at 11:26AM

When homeschooling moms, Liesl Clark and Rebecca Rockefeller, took their broods to the beach in early 2010, they stumbled on plastic debris washed up on shore. Once they started looking, tiny balls of styrofoam and bits of plastic in every color and shape imaginable seemed to be everywhere.

Bainbridge Island Metro Park and Recreation District hosts Fay Bay bonfires

  • Jul 22, 2011 at 11:18AM

summer bonfire events at Fay Bay Water Magic: 8-9:30 p.m. tonight, July 22 at Fay Bainbridge Park. Moon Magic: 7:30-9 p.m. Aug. 12 at Fay Bainbridge Park. For more information, visit

Park District tries goat weedeaters at Blakely Harbor

  • Jul 21, 2011 at 4:00PM updated Jul 22, 2011 at 11:10AM

Adorable goats used for natural vegetation management.

New art museum changes its name

  • Jul 21, 2011 at 3:00PM updated Jul 22, 2011 at 11:10AM

New art museum changes its name

City hearing set for park transfers

  • Jul 22, 2011 at 11:09AM

Staff for the two agencies have agreed to the transfer after considerable discussion between Interim City Manager Brenda Bauer and Park District Executive Director Terry Lande. The proposal calls for the city not seeking transfer fees from the district.

New financial reality at city

  • Jul 21, 2011 at 4:00PM updated Jul 22, 2011 at 9:54AM

Thanks to the hard decisions made by council during the last several budget cycles, city Interim City Manager Brenda Bauer believes the city can function within today’s revenue realities. But that doesn’t solve the cash shortage for all of the other things the council or community has repeatedly said it is not providing its citizens.

Hendrickson will look at all sides | Letters | July 22

  • Jul 21, 2011 at 4:55PM

I am delighted that Kim Hendrickson is running for the at-large seat on Bainbridge Island City Council.

Concert a tribute for Housing Resources Board | Letters | July 22

  • Jul 21, 2011 at 4:54PM

The Seventh Annual Hank Williams/Patsy Cline Tribute will be a benefit concert for the Housing Resources Board from 5-10 p.m. on Saturday, July 30.

Downtown sidewalks have grown too large | Letters | July 22

  • Jul 21, 2011 at 4:52PM

I think Bainbridge Island will be eligible to enter the Over-Kill Awards program this year.

Read the Oct 21
Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Browse the archives.

Friends to Follow

View All Updates