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Tooloee makes surprise bid for mayor

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:51PM

The field is now four in the race for the city’s highest office. Saying he hopes to invigorate public debate over challenges facing the Bainbridge community, City Councilman Nezam Tooloee announced a surprise bid for the mayor’s office Friday. Toolooe, 18 months into his first term from the council’s north ward, promised an “unusual campaign” that would focus on issues and have nothing at all to say about incumbent Mayor Darlene Kordonowy. “My running is in no way an attack on Darlene or an attack on her performance, or the performance of her management team,” said Tooloee, who described his professional relationship with the mayor as “warm.”

NASCAR woos island, Kitsap for racetrack

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:51PM

There are already 11,000 season ticket holders in the area, backers say. Kitsap got its first extended exposure to the International Speedway Corporation’s local race track proposal this week, when ISC officials conducted public meetings at opposite ends of the county. The delegation, led by ISC President Lesa Kennedy, spoke Wednesday at a Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce luncheon, followed by a pair of of informal receptions at South Kitsap High School that drew several hundred citizens.

News Roundup -- Church moves to Playhouse/Movie party for BAC/Music and art at Waterfront

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:51PM

Cedars Unitarian Universalist Church is playing to ever larger crowds these days, prompting a move from Hyla School to the Playhouse for worship services. “We’ve outgrown the Hyla School Auditorium,” church board president Jason Klein said. “Our membership has nearly doubled in the last three years, to more than 160 – not including the many friends who attend regularly.”

Giant 3M buys Mercury Online

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:51PM

The 30-person firm will continue its digital signage work in Winslow. As measures of business success go, you could do worse than be bought out by a Fortune 500 company. Bainbridge Island’s Mercury Online Solutions now holds that distinction, as the company is being acquired by St. Paul, Minn.-based giant 3M.

Challengers emerge in mayoral race

  • Jul 27, 2005 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 5:51PM

Berry, Peddy cite bad decisions and poor management at City Hall. Two challengers to incumbent Mayor Darlene Kordonowy emerged on the first day of candidate filing, both pledging to put the city in better financial order. The entry of Michaels C. “Michael” Berry, a Winslow certified public accountant, and William K. “Will” Peddy, the city’s code enforcement officer, into the mayoral race guarantees a September primary to winnow the field before November.

News Roundup -- Marimba, the Zimbabwe/Sign up now for local office

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:50PM

When Ruzivo brings Zimbabwean marimba music to Pritchard Park tonight, the ensemble will share not only music, but also a different idea of sharing music. “There’s not a concept of performer and audience,” said Paul Mataruse, Ruzivo music director and a native of the African nation. “You’re performing with people who are performing with you, singing, drumming. The concept of audience separate from performance is a foreign concept (in Zimbabwe).”

Charlier: Parking key

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:50PM

Expert favors more parking spots, variety and better circulation. Where parking is concerned, Winslow Today may be hampering Winslow Tomorrow. “(Current) parking ordinances seem set to prevent Winslow Tomorrow from happening,” transportation consultant Jim Charlier said this week. “You do need to retool the system.”

Court upholds public access

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:50PM

But the gate will stay at Fletcher Landing, pending further appeals. Don’t get out the bolt cutters just yet. The state Court of Appeals this week upheld an earlier decision favoring public access at the disputed Fletcher Landing road end. But neighbors who claim exclusive ownership of the road end say the locked gate will remain there while they consider their legal options.

Bike accident puts spotlight on road safety

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:50PM

Wing Point-area residents favor improvements sooner than later. Stewart Atkinson turned onto Wing Point Way to find a sprawled bicyclist on the side of the road in a heap of metal, blood and flesh. The rider, an unhelmeted 16-year-old Bainbridge youth injured in an unexplained crash just before 1 p.m. Wednesday, was airlifted to Harborview for treatment. “How ironic we were just talking about safety for children the night before, and the next day you come across a kid covered in blood,” Atkinson said. “That just isn’t right.”

The ultimate pick-me-up

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:50PM

Bainbridge Island woman wins $2.6 million in July 2 Lotto drawing. Two months after her husband, Stu, passed away, Ginny Stevenson swears he helped her find the original set of house keys that had been lost in the confusion of his last days. She awoke bolt upright in bed one morning and said, “The keys are in the little side pocket of the purse in the bottom drawer of the dresser.”

News Roundup -- Vancil to seek second term/Restroom plan gets the nod/The island news at 3:30

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:50PM

Councilwoman Debbie Vancil will seek a second term from ward No. 7, she has announced. Unspecified “personal health and family responsibilities” prevented her from declaring her intentions earlier, she said. “I feel confident that my health has now fully recovered and that with the support of my family, my personal responsibilities can be addressed,” Vancil said.

New buildings with old looks

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:50PM

Two developments under way in Winslow promise visual interest. Going up in the figurative shadow of several larger developments this summer, two more mixed-use projects now under way continue the trend of infill in Winslow’s downtown core. Neither may be described as transformative, in the sense of scale defined by the 180-unit Harbor Square development going up at the other end of town.

News Roundup -- Guterson class for young folks/Poems to take life’s measure/Picnic with the old-timers/Jazz will heat up the park

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:50PM

In a twist on the stereotypical “What I did this summer” assignment, Field’s End asks interested high-school writers to work on their “best fiction” for a class next winter. David Guterson, a member of the writing group’s core team for its first three years and the best-selling author of “Snow Falling on Cedars,” will offer a fiction writing class next winter for students, who will be selected based on writing samples.

Pleasant new horizon for north-end park-goers

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:50PM

The city buys a six-acre parcel on the banks of Hidden Cove. Funny what some folks carry around in their hip pocket. For developers Ray Stevenson and Tom Dao, it was six acres of prime real estate on the banks of Port Madison, land left over from their Hidden Cove Estates subdivision across the street. Constrained by wetlands, the parcel didn’t have much in the way of development potential, and had sat half-forgotten in the developers’ portfolio since 1989.

No lights at Battle Point, at least for now

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:49PM

But fields will be renovated, as the question of lights now shifts to school fields. The Bainbridge Island Youth Soccer Club won’t get the field lights it wanted at Battle Point Park, but the club did get a different sort of illumination. “Something that has been a real benefit is the whole community is talking about the (sports) field shortage,” said Laura Sachs, BIYSC president. “It was a hidden need, and now it’s front and center.” Having collected a folder of public comments three inches thick, the park board voted 4-1 Thursday to renovate the soccer fields with or without artificial turf. But the proposal for lights did not pass, for lack of a motion.

Racetrack foes appeal county zoning change

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:49PM

A citizens group took legal action against Kitsap County on Wednesday, claiming that the board of commissioners stifled public input before a recent rezone affecting land earmarked for a proposed NASCAR racetrack. Kitsap Citizens for Responsible Planning filed two separate actions, hoping to see the zoning decision struck down and reopen the public comment process.

News Roundup -- Spray pool won’t be open/Quartet plays Bloedel series/Habitat seeks homebuilders

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:49PM

Just as the weather started turning warmer, new state regulations have shut down the popular spray pool at Battle Point Park. Because the spray pool accumulates standing water, it is subject to regulations that went into effect last October for “limited-use” pools, requiring a 72-inch-high barrier around the area with a latching mechanism and lifeguard supervision.

Island winery earns salmon-safe certification

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:49PM

Minimal irrigation and use of locally grown grapes keep the impact on water low. When matching a wine with your next salmon dinner, you might consider a bottle from Bainbridge Island Vineyards. The salmon will thank you. Recognized for a host of practices that lessen impacts on the island watershed, the Day Road business is the first winery in the state to garner the coveted “Salmon-Safe” certification.

Money talks: Bainbridge No. 2 most liveable

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:49PM

Magazine lauds island’s schools, views and access to big-city amenities. The secret, to the extent that it still is one, is officially out: Bainbridge Island is a fine place to live. Money magazine annoints Bainbridge as the nation’s second-most liveable community in its August edition, ranking the island just behind Moorestown, N.J., and ahead of Naperville, Ill., Vienna, Va., and Louisville, Colo.

Inslee gets off fence, opposes CAFTA

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:49PM

The Bainbridge Democrat calls for protections for labor, the environment. After teetering on the fence for weeks over a proposed trade agreement with Central America, U.S. Rep. Jay Inslee announced this week he"ll hop over to the opposition's side. "Put me down for another treaty -- one that suits the American values of low tariffs, but also encourages democratic growth while protecting labor organizations and the environment," said the Bainbridge Island Democrat. "This is the wrong treaty. It takes us forward in some ways, but takes us backward in some important areas."

Ferry security tightens

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:49PM

Commuters are asked to keep an eye peeled for unusual activity. In response to Thursday's terrorist attacks in London, the Department of Homeland Security raised the threat level to orange for mass transit systems, and the U.S. Coast Guard heightened security measures for the Washington State Ferries system. The Washington State Patrol hopes passengers won"t notice.

News Roundup -- Garden tour hub blooms/Put your holds on vacation

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:49PM

Garden tour hub blooms For the first time, the Bainbridge in Bloom Garden Tour is featuring a central “hub” that is open to the public. Garden fanciers don’t need a Bloom ticket to enjoy the Festival Site and Shuttle Hub from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. today and Sunday at Bainbridge High School.

Wyatt Way to receive bike/ped upgrades by autumn

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:49PM

Bike lanes and sidewalks could stretch from Grow to the Head of the Bay. It’s long, it’s steep and it’s short – sometimes frighteningly so – on amenities for bicycle and pedestrian safety. Long the bane of riders coming and going from the island’s south end, Wyatt Way will see bike lanes and other improvements between Weaver Road and the Head of the Bay this summer.

Fire Dept. will seek ‘temporary’ lid lift for trucks in September

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:49PM

The hike would raise $2.271 million over six years to fund new apparatus. Spurned a year ago, the Bainbridge Island Fire Department will try anew to woo voters this September, with a property tax increase proposal to fund new fire trucks and apparatus. The department will seek approval on Sept. 20 of a “temporary lid lift” to raise $2.271 million over the next six years. At the end of that period, the department’s property tax “lid” – the maximum amount it can collect in a given year – would revert to the current level, plus the 1 percent growth allowed under state law.

News Roundup -- Endowment makes awards/Blood drive asks for more/Park concerts open tonight

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 5:49PM

Grants totaling $18,150 have been awarded to six non-profit organizations, the Bainbridge Island Community Endowment announced. The Bainbridge Foundation was awarded $7,750 to upgrade its technology for donation accounting and online pledging and payment for the annual One Call for All drive.

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