Vacancies on water board -- News Roundup

Applicants are sought for three positions on the Crystal Springs water board, county elections officials announced this week.

Filing was extended through 4:30 p.m. Aug. 6, after no one expressed interest in the office last week. Any registered voter residing within the district is eligible to file for one of the non-partisan positions. Information: 842-2061.


***Dean backers meet tonight

Bainbridge supporters of Howard Dean for president will participate in a national letter-writing campaign this evening.

The goal is to write letters to 40,000 New Hampshire residents, asking for their votes in that state’s January presidential primary.

Dean Meetup members are launching the “New Hampshire Neighbors” program “to help build a national community and to bring more Americans back into the political process.”

Supporters will gather at 7 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Madison Avenue fire hall, in one of 340 such events around the country. Information: (802) 651-3200 ext. 192, or


***It’s a ‘dog eat hot dog’ world

Town & Country Market and the Progressive Animal Welfare Society of Bainbridge Island will host a mustard-tasting and “dog festival” from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 16 in the market’s front parking lot on Winslow Way.

Aptly titled “Puttin’ On the Dog,” the event features a variety of activities for dogs and their people, in addition to the gustatory delight of corndogs to dip in a selection of mustards from around the world.

Always wanted to see what your dog looked like dressed in white tie and tails? How about in a Hawaiian shirt and straw hat? Or feather boa and satin pumps?

A grab bag full of props provided on site will challenge your creativity, with photographers Karyn Carpenter, Ryan Schierling and Robert Dashiell on hand to capture a lasting image of your pet.

Try your hand at guessing various dog breeds and win a prize. Or let your kids create colorful masterpieces for the refrigerator at the art activities table.

Guy Sidora will be MC, challenging humans to compete for the best bark, best whine, most cajoling command, and other contests.

Proceeds from the event benefit PAWS. Information: 842-2451.


***Get to know the neighbors

Stereotypes and misconceptions abound in the popular view of Puget Sound’s Native Americans.

Two of the most common misconceptions about the Salish tribes of the region is that they used tipis and built totem poles.

Not so. But where did totem poles come from? And what are the true emblems of native culture in Puget Sound?

The Bainbridge Island Historical Museum will host Greg Watson, director of the Snoqualmie Valley Historical Museum, in a presentation on Native American culture at 2 p.m. Aug. 17.

The program is free to Bainbridge Island Historical Society members. Admission for nonmembers is $5 for adults, $2 under 18. Information: 842-2773.

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