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New condos and retail storefronts planned for Madison

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:09PM

The project would add 11 residential units and 2,900 sq. ft. of commercial space. Interested buyers are already calling about the 11 Italian-inspired condominiums that soon will replace a humble rambler on Madison Avenue. The Madison Avenue Villa mixed-use project will sprout up just north of Wyatt Way, next door to the Wyatt House retirement community.

Budget accord has city seeking more help

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:09PM

City Council approves additional funds to accomplish budgeted projects. Know any good engineers looking for a short-term gig? The city is looking for more help – temporary help, they want you to know – to help knock out a laundry list of projects during 2006. “It’s a one-time, clearinghouse year,” said Council Chair Bob Scales, of the council’s decision to supplement the 2006 budget with more than $556,000 to complete budgeted public works and other projects before year’s end. “And we won’t do it again next year.”

Come over to the library, as the crow flies

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:09PM

Imprinted by humans, Ed and Ebeneezer become avian teachers. Ebeneezer and Ed became teachers, but not by choice. It was about survival. Because the two crows had been kept by people as pets, they could no longer manage in the wild. “(Ed) doesn’t know he’s a crow. He was taken when he was too young as a baby,” said Elena Fox, volunteer wildlife rehabilitator at West Sound Wildlife Shelter, formerly the Island Wildlife Shelter.

He makes the natural world make sense

  • Jan 28, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:09PM

Bill Nye the Science Guy brings his brain to Bainbridge. It was the bees, not the birds, that turned young Bill Nye onto science. Nye watched them in his Washington, D.C., yard, fascinated by their movement. Hearing a theory that “bees don’t fly” was the beginning of his skeptical, scientific thinking.

News Roundup -- Bus fares go up on Feb. 1/Bowl ticket snatched up /Rescue was a tall order/

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:08PM

It’s official: Kitsap Transit bus fares go up Wednesday. Cash fares for regular routed bus service will increase from $1 to $1.25, and from 50 cents to 60 cents with a Reduced Fare ID. ACCESS and Dial-a-Ride fares will increase from $1 to $1.50. Passes go up to $31.50 for a regular monthly pass and $15 for a reduced fare pass.

Puddin’ on the ritz

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:08PM

Put on the apron – a bread pudding bake-off will raise money for Helpline. It started with a friendly conversation about bread pudding and ended up a full-blown competition. At Winslow’s Island Gallery, Susan Roth and Jack Nunn fell into a “who makes the best bread pudding” verbal volley, but never put it to the test.

With trendy comes spendy

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:08PM

Demand for island homes shows no sign of slowing down, and prices keep rising. While the national housing market is showing signs of slowing down after a fast-paced year, the Bainbridge market is still picking up speed. “I expect the market to be strong in ’06,” said Lois Boubong, a realtor at Prudential’s Winslow office, who recently completed an analysis of the island’s housing market. “No bubble is going to burst anytime soon.”

Economic forecast is mostly sunny

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:08PM

But clouds could form if a conflict with Iran hikes fuel prices nationwide. A prominent Northwest economist expects a warm business climate for 2006 as strong trade winds continue to blow from Asia, holding recessionary clouds over Puget Sound at bay. “There’s a trade boom happening,” said Tom Cox, host of the PBS program “Serious Money,” during a presentation Wednesday hosted by the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce at Wing Point Golf and Country Club. “Puget Sound’s in the ideal place with all that’s going on with Asia.”

You can lead a student to salad...

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:08PM

...but can you get them to choose greens over pizza? It’s a tough sell. Students at Bainbridge public schools now have healthier choices, but few are choosing them. In the last year, the Bainbridge Island School District elementary school menus have added a daily salad bar with organic choices and a vegetarian option each day.

Boatyard announcement sparks new rift

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:08PM

Councilors say the mayor spoke too soon in touting an accord with the ferry system. The city isn’t as close to an agreement with the state ferry system over a public boatyard as the mayor would have residents believe, according to some city councilors. “We’re not at all close,” said Councilwoman Deborah Vancil on Monday. “Nothing has been decided – nothing at all.”

Mayor renews pitch for ferry liaison

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:08PM

But councilors say partial state ferry funding could split the position’s allegiance. The mayor’s already swung two strikes, but has vowed to go to bat again for a new city position that could boost cooperation between the island and the state ferry system.

News Roundup -- Tell some kids what you do/Garden tour artists sought/The economic impact of art

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:08PM

Adults with fun hobbies or interesting jobs are invited to take part in “Surprise Wednesdays” at the Boys and Girls Club of Bainbridge Island. The new program welcomes adults to share their experiences with children in kindergarten through fourth grade between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday.

As mate munched, ferry and freighter nearly crunched

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:08PM

Official findings blame the ferry skipper for near-miss in late December. A ferry operator’s inattention is blamed for the near collision between a ferry loaded with Bainbridge passengers and a northbound Danish freighter late last month, according to a Washington State Ferries investigation.

Super Bowl? He’ll take a pass

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:08PM

Franklin Chu is auctioning his ticket to raise money for hurricane relief. Last Sunday, Franklin Chu hit a double lottery: his beloved Seattle Seahawks earned their first Super Bowl bid, and he won the chance to be there himself. But in a “spread the wealth” move, this longtime season ticket holder isn’t going to Detroit.

News Roundup -- Schools seek project help/Manheim tennis benefit/Sing Out for MLK Jan. 28/Ferry fare hike, your thoughts?

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:08PM

The Bainbridge Island School District is seeking community volunteers to participate on a new Capital Projects Advisory Committee. The charge: to provide the superintendent and board with advice, analysis and recommendations regarding the district’s proposed 2006-08 construction program and ensure appropriate public oversight and involvement in the expenditure of public funds derived for the 2006 school bond.

Terminal permits rejected

  • Jan 21, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:08PM

WSF must come back with a new plan, a city examiner finds. The city hearing examiner this week tossed out the city’s approval of Winslow ferry terminal upgrades, providing a ray of hope for advocates of a public trail there. “It’s all we could have asked for,” said John Grinter, who joined members of the Waterfront Trail Association in appealing city Planning Director Larry Frazier’s approval of a state ferry system permit application that limited pedestrian access.

Mayor, council split on downtown priorities

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:07PM

Some say the Winslow Tomorrow effort is crowding out other needed projects. The City Council punched big holes in the mayor’s blueprint for implementing the Winslow Tomorrow project. “It’s all about accountability,” Councilman Bill Knobloch said, voicing concerns about the city staff’s ability to complete downtown improvements while still meeting general city needs.

Island teacher jailed on child porn charges

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:07PM

Charles ‘Pat’ Murphy, 46, is in his third year teaching at Bainbridge High. A Bainbridge High School science teacher remained jailed Friday, after being arrested this week for allegedly possessing child pornography on his home computer. A subsequent search of Charles Patrick “Pat” Murphy’s high school classroom turned up more “inappropriate” materials of an unspecified nature, Bainbridge Police Detective Scott Anderson said Friday.

News Roundup -- Ferry terminal group named/Church hosts housing forum/Herman is youth o’ year/Digging into school finance

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:07PM

Washington State Ferries has formed a new citizen advisory group for upgrades to the 50-year-old Bainbridge Island ferry terminal. The 12-member Community Advisory Group for the Bainbridge Island Ferry Terminal Improvement Project is drawn primarily from the island community, but also includes residents from Indianola, Suquamish and Jefferson County.

Pay up: another ferry fare hike in the works

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:07PM

Most fares would jump 6 percent, while motorcyclists would see a 14 percent hike. Like birthdays, taxes and gray hairs, ferry fare hikes are one of those things islanders have come to count on with each passing year. This year, fares may increase by 6 percent for most passengers, while motorcycle riders may see their ticket prices rise by 14 percent boost, according to a recommendation by the state Department of Transportation.

Funding may stall litany of projects

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:07PM

The administration says it can’t complete the work without additional staffing. A street opening tied to the city’s downtown planning initiative may be put off for a year – not for want of political support, but rather, an engineer to design it. Design work for the connection of Ericksen Avenue and Hildebrand Lane is on a laundry list of public works and other projects the administration says it cannot complete in 2006, unless the City Council approves additional short-term staffing.

City, WSF near boatyard deal

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:07PM

A new accord could restore a haul-out facility to Eagle Harbor.,/i> A glimmer of hope was sighted on the horizon last week, signaling the possible return of a public boatyard to Eagle Harbor. “There are still some critical issues to resolve, but this past week, I believe we’ve turned the corner,” Mayor Darlene Kordonowy said Monday.

Appleton backs bill on island growth

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:07PM

The Democrat hopes to let island cities set their own growth boundaries. Imagine Bainbridge Island swelled to the seams with 130,000 people. It’s not the vision most residents have for the bucolic isle. And it’s not a vision held by Rep. Sherry Appleton, who introduced a bill in Olympia this month aimed at putting the island’s growth in the hands of islanders.

News Roundup -- Falsifications added up/Earl to lead city engineers/15.39 inches of rain to date/Alternate gifts present $22K/Boxes of books for the troops/Sco

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:07PM

Whatever reason Will Peddy gave for lying on his resume, the city thinks it was a lie, too. Details of the investigation into Peddy’s resume misrepresentations were released this week, with some of the information redacted. A Superior Court judge blocked the city from releasing all of the information, after a public disclosure request by local online site “The Buzz” prompted a lawsuit by Peddy.

Another flap at T'Chookwap

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:07PM

Proposed sale of the tiny north-end park is opposed by many neighbors. The City Council held off on staking a “For Sale” sign at a Port Madison park Wednesday, allowing more time to let residents hear the sales pitch. “The discussion is premature about selling this property,” said Councilwoman Deborah Vancil about a resolution that would authorize the sale of T’Chookwap Park, a half-acre waterfront parcel on Spargur Loop Road. “This is very difficult. I’m disappoi

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