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News Roundup -- Student OK after collision/Two pertussis cases at school/Shainin named BPA director/Downtown group moves

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:06PM

A 9-year-old Bainbridge boy complained only of a sore neck after he was struck by a vehicle while walking his bicycle through a crosswalk near Ordway Elementary School early Thursday. The youth was transported to Harrison Hospital as a precaution, school officials said.

Teens screened for mental health

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:06PM

School, health district officials hope to steer youths away from self-destructive behavior. For three years, Leigh Manheim has canvassed tirelessly for a way to identify high school teens who harbor suicidal thoughts. Today – as Bainbridge High School becomes the first school in Kitsap County to offer TeenScreen, a program designed to help prevent suicides and identify other mental health concerns in teens – she is happy the community has achieved that goal.

Hearing examiner blocks opening opening of Kallgren Road

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:06PM

Neighbors applaud the decision, which would have created a thruway to Day Road. City government got a strong message Friday, when it was barred from turning a forested path linking Kallgren and Day roads into a thruway.

News Roundup -- Bard, Berger are treasures/Requiem for a poet slated/Films focus on Iraq war/Classes set for pre-teen girls

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:06PM

Sculptor and painter Gayle Bard and writer and illustrator, Barbara Helen Berger are being honored with 2006 Island Treasure Awards, to mark their excellence in the arts and humanities, the Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities Council announced. The Island Treasure Awards will be presented at a dinner and award ceremony, Jan. 29 at IslandWood.

Don't call him 'mellow cello'

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:06PM

Justin Donais turns to a new rock repertoire. Edgy and gritty notes punctuate the bite of the bow hair on the cello�s strings. The dry elegance of a Bach cello suite, this is not. Bainbridge High School senior Justin Donais picks up a guitar when he wants to compose something soothing, but �cellos are a lot better for rock, because the strings are tuned in fifths (used frequently in rock),� he said.

Island importer brings the best of Argentina

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:06PM

Polenta was just the start for Carl Mundt and his farming partners.
Americans know Argentina produces great beef.
Islander Carl Mundt, the managing member of Argentine Products, wants to introduce them to some the the country's other delicious foodstuffs.

Joel Pritchard’s real legacy? It's pickleball

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:06PM

As he’s honored with a park for his political career, don’t forget the game.
After the initial volley, Nick Sy and Grant Oie rush the net, closing in for the kill.
The pair have speed and youth on their side and are poised for an easy fourth- straight win against challengers more than double their age.
Sy’s arm snaps through the air like a rubber band, rocketing the ball into the realm of the unseen.

Peddy moves to seal documents

  • Jan 3, 2006 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:06PM

The fired city code officer argues in court papers that his family could be imperiled. Fired city code enforcement officer and failed mayoral candidate Will Peddy is gearing up for a court fight to protect documents he says could put his safety at risk if made public.

Historic Home Meets Sorry Fate

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:05PM

Winslow’s Cave House succumbs to the wrecking ball after preservation efforts fail. Bill Moore’s heart was in the right place when he tried to save a century-old house steeped in Winslow’s shipbuilding history. But even a well-placed heart has to stand aside when the wrecking ball swings.

He's the king of the kettle drum

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:05PM

Art Whitson helps the school bands keep their timpanis in tune. Loosening the lugs of a 23-inch timpani, Art Whitson pries the drum head off and carefully upends the large copper instrument.

Ice cream store to close

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:05PM

Loral Ann Jorza is going down with her ship, Island Ice Cream & Coffee - not for lack of trying.

Generator caused blaze

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:05PM

An overheated propane generator at an Agate Point home ignited a stack of cedar shingles Sunday, causing one of the largest and most costly residential fires in nearly a decade.

Katrina victims find new homes – in RVs

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:05PM

A Bainbridge organization puts shelter on the road for evacuees As government relief agencies deliberated on how to house thousands of Hurricane Katrina’s victims, one Bainbridge resident already had homes hitting the highways bound for the Gulf Coast.

News Roundup -- Storm darkens island Christmas/Make some mochi for the new year/Applications for art fund available

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:05PM

Storm darkens island Christmas Dozens of island trees and power lines fell under 36-mph winds Christmas day, darkening the holiday for Winslow area residents. “We’ve had a lot harder storms,” said city public Works crew chief Guy Richards. “But this one seems to have hit us hard and fast in a short period of time.”

Christmas fire destroys home

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:05PM

A generator may be the cause as a north end couple is displaced. A north end home was destroyed by fire Christmas night in one of the biggest blazes to strike the island in years. Paul and Laurel Moldon, residents of the 5,000-square-foot home in the 7000 block of North Street at Agate Point, escaped with their two dogs without injury.

News Roundup -- Terminal night work resumes/Clear Path fetes success/Cozy winter tales at library

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:05PM

Construction crews will conduct night work on the Bainbridge Island ferry terminal starting Jan. 9 and continue until Feb. 22. The night construction is part of the final phase of trestle replacement on the terminal’s slip two.

Freighter faults ferry for near-miss in sound

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:05PM

While the ferry had right of way, a pilot group cites failure to yield by the Wenatchee. A Bainbridge-bound state ferry almost struck a Danish cargo ship Tuesday evening, despite three assurances from the ferry’s operator that her vessel would slow down to keep them out of each other’s paths, the Puget Sound Pilots association says.

Inslee touts vote against Arctic drilling

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:05PM

The Bainbridge congressman accuses the president of lying about domestic spying. While hunting for Christmas gifts in Winslow this week, Rep. Jay Inslee was pleased to find his fellow shoppers also tend to eschew attractive packaging in favor of a good, skeptical shake. “I was buying some gifts downtown and people were coming up to me and were amazingly cognizant about this scheme, this raid on the Arctic wildlife refuge under the cover of a defense bill,” the Bainbridge Island Democrat said.

News Roundup -- Look out for stolen items/Relax and read a good book

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:05PM

Bainbridge Island police are requesting the help of residents in solving a string of burglaries that occurred last week. Burglars struck three houses in less than four hours on the morning of Dec. 12, hitting Agatewood Road, Battle Point Drive and McDonald Road. More than $31,000 worth of cash, jewelry, silver flatware, cameras and about 200 DVDs were stolen.

Sister island recasts the net

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:05PM

Ometepe Internet project gets boost from young volunteer Peter Abrahamsen admits bringing Internet service to the remote Nicaraguan island of Ometepe often seems “totally absurd.” But somehow, it’s also a quest the 23-year-old can’t give up. “If I didn’t keep trying, it would all be for naught,” he said.

Local access is channeling success

  • Dec 21, 2005 at 12:00AM updated Jun 9, 2008 at 6:05PM

Island political junkies may get their own channel as BITV grows. It’s been said that those with a fondness for sausage or public policy should watch neither being made. But for those who revel in the spectacle of local legislation as it churns from the grinder, there may soon be a new channel on the TV dial to satiate hearty political appetites.

News Roundup -- Big strides for cabin project/Council clears the dockets/Guterson to appear/Creativity grants given

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:04PM

The end of the timeline falls on or around Lincoln’s birthday, 2007 – coincidental, but highly symbolic for the restoration of a log cabin. And that’s the plan at Camp Yeomalt, where backers say a Depression-era cabin could be ready for community use in just over a year, if funds, materials and volunteers come through.

Council sees a changing of the proverbial guard -- Deborah Vann

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:04PM

...while Debbie Vann goes out swinging, and may go off sailing for a change of pace Deborah Vann just finished four years on the City Council, but she sounds like she’s gone 10 rounds in the boxing ring. “It was an incredible experience, but it’s really good to be done,” said Vann, whose council term ended Wednesday evening as new councilors were formally sworn in. “Four years ago, I very naively said ‘Oh, okay, I’ll run.’ Little did I know....”

Council sees a changing of the proverbial guard -- Christine Rolfes

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:04PM

Christine Rolfes says she may write a book about her six years on the council dais... Retiring Councilwoman Christine Rolfes didn’t fit the stereotype of the glad-handing, baby-kissing politician when she made a campaign stop on Christopher Snow’s doorstep. Her hands were full with little cookies and a “sippy cup,” and all the baby kissing went to the one slung on her back.

News Roundup -- Have names seeking stories/Ho, ho, Hume Christmas CD

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 6:04PM

They have the names, now they want to know the people. The Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community’s Memorial Committee is seeking information on the 276 Japanese American island residents who were forcibly removed from their homes on March 30, 1942, and interned in concentration camps.

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