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Bainbridge Island Review Letters to the Editor | Sept. 17

  • Sep 17, 2008 at 4:00PM updated Sep 19, 2008 at 4:54PM

The first Bainbridge Youth Market and Garden Exchange was held Sept. 13, and was a big success largely due to the generosity of Linda Brandt. Linda owns the building on Madrone Lane where Mora Ice Cream is located, and is letting us use the lot above it for our Youth Market every Saturday. She also purchased for us two large canopies.

Bainbridge Island Review Letters to the Editor | Sept. 20

  • Sep 20, 2008 at 4:00PM

Laurie Rice suggested in her letter to the editor (“Go green(backs)! Ride that bus,” Sept. 17) that parents of school age children pack the school buses on Bus Count Week. Packing the school busses during Bus Count Week would cause the state to overpay the school district for the services actually provided. Excuse me, isn’t that cheating? What kind of a lesson are you teaching your children? Are you saying it is OK to cheat the state out of money because you believe school busses are good or the schools need more money?

Last in, first out? Perhaps

  • Sep 20, 2008 at 12:00AM

The front page of Thursday’s Seattle P-I had a headline with $3.2 BILLION (in black) DEFICIT (in red) and $530 million (black) DROP (red) jumping off the page next to a story about the state’s projected revenue and economic woes. In a corner of the page, there was a photograph of a trader looking forlorn with the palm and fingers of his right hand slapped against his forehead. What’s a poor pit worker going to do?

BIFD seeks more volunteer firefighters

  • Sep 20, 2008 at 12:00AM

What do a teacher, business owner, engineer, lawyer, construction worker and biochemist have in common? They are all volunteer firefighters in the Bainbridge Island Fire Department. Thus, while the careers held by our volunteers are very diverse, our volunteers are united by their motivation of service to the community.


  • Sep 20, 2008 at 12:00AM

Restorative Yoga: Join restorative yoga classes from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each Friday at the Bainbridge Commons. Through modification of traditional yoga poses by use of “props” and breath work, participants are guided in supported postures that relax and restore. Instructor: Judith Bardsley. Info: 842-1616.

A celebration of 90 years of good memories, friends

  • Sep 20, 2008 at 12:00AM

Longtime friends gathered last Monday at the home of Bette Nute on her 90th birthday and she reminisced about many things including her many years with the Review.


  • Sep 20, 2008 at 12:00AM

New manager at BI Travel

Poloists get two new coaches

  • Sep 20, 2008 at 12:00AM

The Bainbridge water polo program has seen better days, when founder and head coach Steve Killpack had both the boys and girls teams perennially contending for a state title.

Sports roundup

  • Sep 20, 2008 at 12:00AM

LAX coach a HOFer

Around the island

  • Sep 20, 2008 at 12:00AM

Speaker takes on peak oil

Bainbridge property added to hazardous sites list

  • Sep 16, 2008 at 2:15PM

The former Unocal gas station property at the intersection of Olympic Drive and Winslow Way has earned a dubious recognition.

Come harvest, ‘weeds begone’ is a distant memory

  • Sep 17, 2008 at 12:00AM

Those who labor in the earth are the chosen people of God.

Water study’s flow deepens

  • Sep 17, 2008 at 12:00AM

On Bainbridge Island, it’s water, water everywhere. But is it quality and not polluted, polluted everyplace? And what about the quality and quantity of the island’s groundwater? What is its recharge rate? Such questions – and many, many more – are at the heart of the ongoing pilot study of the city’s water resources.

When urgency becomes the norm

  • Sep 17, 2008 at 12:00AM

I spent a recent weekend on the seashore in Westport, Wash. It’s easy to forget the allure of the pure Pacific Ocean, living here on Bainbridge Island on a salt water sound, or bay or harbor or canal.


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  • Sep 17, 2008 at 12:00AM

Fall travelogue series begins

On art as a mighty agent for change

  • Sep 17, 2008 at 12:00AM

What a mixed blessing to come of age in the 1960s, a decade defined by upheaval, in which a generation of youth was forced to measure and define itself against an ever-shifting political and cultural landscape.


  • Sep 17, 2008 at 12:00AM

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  • Sep 17, 2008 at 12:00AM

Art Committee: The city’s Public Art Committee is looking for new members. In addition to knowledge of visual arts, the committee is looking for members with experience in technology, contracting, project management, art conservation, architecture, planning, education, cmmunity engagement, or graphic design. To apply, send a letter of interest and resume to Program Manager Janice Shaw at before Sept. 30. Additional information: or contact Membership Chair Amy Aspell, 780-5825.

Kickers defeat Trojans in season opener

  • Sep 17, 2008 at 12:00AM

BREMERTON – Alex Mynatt’s leg was all the difference Saturday, as the senior co-captain scored both goals for the Bainbridge girls’ soccer team in a 2-1 victory over Olympic Saturday at Silverdale Stadium.

Survey highlights ferry issues

  • Sep 17, 2008 at 12:00AM

Residents around Puget Sound think ferry-served communities should shoulder the bulk of Washington State Ferries operating costs through fares and local taxes.

The price of information too much for some

  • Sep 17, 2008 at 12:00AM

Since the state Open Government Act became law in 1973, citizens have been able to obtain information with relative ease from their governments.

Around the Island

  • Sep 17, 2008 at 12:00AM

Art, music on Valley

Conflict of interest addressed at CRC meeting

  • Sep 17, 2008 at 12:00AM

Lodging tax revenue has been described as the bright light in the city’s finances, but that doesn’t mean it comes without controversy.

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