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This deal isn't quite what it seems

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:02PM

"Every islander wants to support Bainbridge High School athletics.Unfortunately, thanks to a promotional outfit of dubious intent, we find that our enthusiasm can get us into trouble.Bainbridge Police Detective Steve Cain called this week to say that a telemarketing scheme - one that seems to tread an extremely fine line between legality and fraud - has been targeting local businesses, under the guise of BHS boosterism."

The unheralded aesthetic

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:02PM

"Shy younger sister to Worldly Theatre, and reserved elder to flirtatious young Pop-video, Choreography often goes unwritten about as the most discrete of art forms. Yet the performers and creators at Bainbridge Dance Center wield the lingo of their medium as fluently as if dance were its own language.My students are comfortable with the modern idiom, says Susan Thompson, and surprisingly conversant in ballet. She is careful about her use of words, keen to stress that the process that converts the most emotionally raw material into dance is one of abstraction."

Bainbridge Island Community Links

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:02PM

"City of Bainbridge IslandChamber of CommerceRotary Club of Bainbridge IslandBainbridge Island Historical SocietyBainbridge Island LibraryBainbridge Island School DistrictHelpline HouseBloedel ReserveFerryCamIsland Music Teachers GuildPuget Sound Environmental Learning CenterBainbridge Business LinksBainbridge Island Little LeagueBank/FinancialAmerican Marine BankCandidate for Public OfficeAnna Laurie for Kitsap Co. Superior Court JudgeClassified AdvertisingBainbridge Review ClassifiedsComputer/Technical ServicesBainbridge FREE EmailBainbridgeNetSyn*apse - Technical Services GroupComputer Sales of BainbridgeHealthcareTodd & Harmon Adams, D.D.S.InsuranceCarney Cargill, Inc.LodgingBuchanan InnWaterfall Gardens Bed & BreakfastMarketingSyn*apse - Global Marketing Resources, Inc.Real EstateReal Estate at RE/MAX Unlimited by Penny's TeamTravelThe Travel ExchangeTutoringBainbridge TutorKitsap Newspaper Group papersNorth Kitsap HeraldCentral Kitsap ReporterPort Orchard Independent "

Who's looking out for pedestrians?

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:02PM

"Nothing gets by these ladies.Even when car traffic picks up, or a spate of bike riders or pedestrians come into view from different directions, each passerby is dutifully, carefully recorded - research, after all, must be accurate.I'll get the bicyclist, says Marcia Rudoff, making a notation on her clipboard as a rider pedals into view down Ericksen Avenue. The pedestrians are yours, Dorothy. So passes another hour at the roadside for the Pedestrian Safety and Access Committee, an ad hoc group of local seniors now studying Winslow-area traffic issues."

Ferry panel: long-term funding is key

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:02PM

"Kitsap County's members on the state's blue-ribbon panel on ferry service agree that their job can't stop at merely restoring funds lost to Initiative 695. Instead, the group needs to look at long-term approaches that will not only preserve but expand the the Washington State Ferries system.We can't be going to the Legislature hat in hand each year, asking for appropriations from the general fund, said Rep. Beverly Woods (R-Poulsbo). It's not fair to commuters moving to Kitsap County, who need to be able to plan their commute for more than a year."

Class of 2000 shines

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:02PM

"Without a hammer in sight, this year's stylish Bainbridge High School graduates remained a work, so to speak, under construction. Barbie dolls, whirling tassels and an array of self-made additions to graduation hats glistened in the sunshine as the suddenly former seniors commemorated an educational career characterized by building and work.Every school attended by the class of 2000 has undergone major renovation, noted BHS Principal David Ellick at the graduation ceremony Saturday, with a nod to the newly finished BHS gymnasium nearby. Graduation speaker Kelton Johnson followed his lead, leavening his speech with a joke at the expense of the green-burgundy Woodward color scheme, and poking fun at the architecture of the old Commodore building."

"Merchants want process, and progress"

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:02PM

"Orderly process, or hopeless limbo?That depends upon which side of the bureaucracy you find yourself, as evidenced by the recent discussion over a proposed downtown parking garage. Looking back on Saturday's ruminations on this subject, there is reason to pause for a mea culpa - or perhaps a we-a gulpa, as in, we swallow some pride and concede that owing to the lateness of the hour or the earliness of the deadline, we found ourselves long on rhetoric and short on research. To our discredit - as noted elsewhere on this page by esteemed City Councilman Norm Wooldridge - we did in fact miss a May 24 presentation by ubiquitous planner Bill Isley, in which he touted for the council the benefits of an affordable housing component atop the proposed garage/retail alley next to city hall. ...Or perhaps not."

Up With People brings show to island

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:02PM

"People the world over may thrive on a challenge - but representing people the world over to audiences worldwide is itself a challenge few take up.Up With People claim to do just that as they globetrot their Broadway style musical around various small-town venues.We aim to bring the world to those people who can't afford to see it for themselves, says event coordinator Paula Whitaker."

Does museum deal trump parking?

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:02PM

"Downtown Winslow merchants and the island's Chamber of Commerce continue to push the Town Square, an ambitious plan that could provide both parking for shoppers and affordable housing.But they fear the city may have have sacrificed the future to preserve the past, by offering a deal to let the Bainbridge Island Historical Society move to the vacant pet store property on Ericksen Avenue. And that, some say, puts the museum and the new parking facility in conflict."

The meter's running on parking lot

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:02PM

"Even we're confused.With the historical museum hoping to move into downtown Winslow, local merchants pushing for a new parking garage to boost business, and the city endorsing a museum location that might - or might not, depending upon whom you ask - preclude construction of that same parking garage...well, we're just lost."

Art on the edge

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:01PM

"Life on the edge can be tough - yet island installation artist Annie Mendenhall thrives on pushing boundaries.The fluid boundary between self and (M)other/ Nature is the area for exploration she cites in her preface to Nest, one of the exhibition pieces she created as part of her studies for an MFA in New Media. Standing in front of a disused satellite dish - once the focus of the installation piece - it is hard to imagine the empty vessel ever having contained such a wealth of implications.Perhaps it's like the '60s - you just had to be there. In many ways my work is an offshoot of what was happening back then - the happenings, the street art, the environments, says Mendenhall, citing the participation demanded of the audience as they move through the space as one of the reasons why she finds it so hard to document her work."

Victor Hugo goes to church

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:01PM

"The very commandment that promised life proved to be death to me. Though the classics are crammed with victims hoist upon their own petard, no Midas, Polonius or suffering Heathcliff steps out of the shadows to claim that quote.It takes biblical scholars Rev. Martin Dasler and Pastor Paula L. Burchill to spot the apostle Paul in the corner - and to see in those words the blueprint for a work whose popularity rivals that of the Bible."

Chorale's jazzin'

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:01PM

"The jazz age may be dead, but the Bainbridge Chorale has reached its prime with music Fitzgerald's bright young things would have enjoyed. We're 26 years old, says singer and board member Karen Rice, and we're still blessed with creativity and commitment."

Lynwood project nearly ready

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:01PM

"A revitalized Lynwood Center will begin blooming sometime this fall, to fulfill a dream of Morrie Blossom.That's when construction is expected to start on Lynwood Commons, a seven-building mixed-use project planned for a prominent 3.9-acre site on Bainbridge Island's south end.It's been a decade-long dream of Morrie's to enhance and revitalize this neighborhood, his wife Kathy said of the project, which will sit on now vacant land along Lynwood Center Road, between Baker Hill Road on the north and Point White Drive on the south."

Traffic waylays Winslow projects

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:01PM

"Three medium- to high-density developments in or near Winslow have run into delays or challenges, and the common theme is neighborhood fears about increased density.The three developments at issue are:* Village Square, a mixed-use development proposed by Jim Laughlin between Madison Avenue and Hildebrand Lane south of Safeway. The Bainbridge Island Planning Commission has recommended denial of the site plan; planning Director Stephanie Warren has yet to make a decision.* The Village at Sakai Lakes, an apartment community proposed by Doug Nelson on the property immediately across Madison Avenue from Ordway Elementary School. The planning department has requested additional information, particularly concerning traffic and wetlands impact.* Woodland Village, a single-family home development also proposed by Nelson on 10 acres north of High School Road and west of Ferncliff Avenue. The East Central Bainbridge Island Community Association has gone to court in an effort to undo the city council's recent approval of that project."

Last chance to make your census mark

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:01PM

"Whatever happened to Census 2000?Ninety-nine percent done, reports our erstwhile colleague Jack Swanson, lately a recruiter for the local arm of the federal nose-count.This was confirmed by Becky Beemer (spouse of another Review alum, fabled sportswriter Dave), who marshalled a rotating team of 10-15 fieldworkers as they tracked down those who didn't respond to the census by mail. There remains a period of accuracy checking, the so-called Coverage Improvement Follow-up, but most of the shoe-wear is over."

"Independent kids, minds"

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:01PM

"What do a Roman villa, Italian Renaissance street theater, and the Seven Wonders of the World have in common? The Commodore Center is the place to find out, where fifth and sixth graders use a multiplicity of media to display projects remarkably varied subjects.We've always encouraged kids to present their work in whatever way seems most appropriate, said Emily Grice, teacher for the school district's independent contract studies program. The state curriculum is just catching up. She said the program is unique because it allows kids to decide upon projects with their teachers and monitor improvement through self-evaluation, offering the option to make use of videos or live performance in the course of completing their portfolios.The aim of this week's Portfolio Fair is to share the kids' work with the community. There will be the opportunity to discuss the portfolios with their student creators, with areas of study ranging from children's theater to state history."

Bloomsday brings a celebration of Joyce

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:01PM

"Collapsing canons, fragmented literary traditions, and a crumbling notion of high art - the postmodern condition looks like a mess. Yet one feisty old writer is determined to bridge the gaps.Language is my game, says 84- year-old islander Ted Simmons. Always has been."

Unocal station in limbo of pollution

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:01PM

"We used to find ourselves mightily annoyed by the vacant Unocal lot at the corner of Winslow Way and Highway 305.Back in the day, when mounds of polluted dirt still blighted the grounds, and before local youngsters adorned the bland fence with whimsical murals - come to think of it, before there was a fence at all - the property was Winslow's number one eyesore. Yet it was the first site greeting visitors coming off the ferry."

Two scoops of verve

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:01PM

"Eric Two Scoops Moore isn't greedy - he just has a lust for life and a taste for double portions.Two scoops of loving keep me satisfied, says the Boston-based Moore, who cites food as his consuming passion, not counting his wife Amy.Album titles like Clean Plate and Hungry speak for themselves, and suggest that music is also high on Moore's list of life-long loves.For it is as a musician that Moore earns his daily bread. Having toured blues and jazz festivals for six years with recording partner Luther Guitar Junior Johnson, he returns Saturday to play the piano for the third time at Island Center Hall, leading a band that includes Guy Quitino on bass, Jim King on sax and Cutts Peaslee on drums. His high-energy swing dance music always has people's feet moving, park district events coordinator Sue Hylen said of Moore's island performances."

Welcome to our island

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:01PM

"A little education goes a long way, but few teachers would attempt to cram a civilization into a single classroom.The last five months have been a rollercoaster experience, says Woodward Middle School science teacher Carl Lindbloom, leaping onto a 16-square-foot model island to dislodge a lump of sediment from the small-scale pond and get the mini loop-de-loop moving."

Fouled lot will stay that way

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:01PM

"More than a decade after the Union 76 gas station near the ferry terminal was torn down, petroleum still laces the site's soil and groundwater - with no plans for cleanup in sight.Under the cleanup laws, (station owners) have to report when contamination occurs, and they have to come up with a focus study, said Washington State Department of Ecology spokesman Curt Hart. But there is nothing that requires the cleanup to be done in a certain amount of time.Sitting at the southwest corner of Highway 305 and Winslow Way, the lot and its chain-link fence, brightened by children's paintings of ferries and island landmarks, has become a familiar fixture for commuters."

House race now Phil R. vs. Phil R.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:01PM

"When the campaigning is done and the last vote counted, voters in the 23rd Legislative District will have their Phil.Republican Phil Rasmussen, a Poulsbo businessman and mechanical engineer, will oppose incumbent Democrat Phil Rockefeller of Bainbridge Island for the seat in the state House of Representatives."

Take a journey to fabled Oz

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:00PM

"A creative kid is a resourceful creature - receptive to the wealth of possibilities that the treasure trove some teachers call history can yield.So proves the upcoming BPA production of Ozma of Oz, which fuses multi-cultural influences past and present into a place where garbage turns into jewelry and dreams become reality. For these kids, anything is possible, said costume designer Hollie Clark. We've made so much come from what looked like nothing."

A passel of readings set

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 3:00PM

Those with a cultural appetite have long enjoyed a rich and varied island diet. But the smorgasbord of literary tasters served up over the next few days could convert even the adamantly uncouth - and you can get your mind candy without so much as opening a book.

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