Two plucked from sound -- News Roundup
June 9, 2008 · Updated 5:17 PM
A man and his son were rescued from the waters off Point Monroe Sunday evening, after their 18-foot vessel started sinking as the two were making their way back to Shilshole Marina.
Poulsbo Fire Department crews were dispatched to the water rescue at 6:21 p.m. after the man used a cellular phone to report that his boat was sinking near Port Madison Bay, a North Kitsap Fire and Rescue spokeswoman said.
The vagueness of the reported location led the 911 center to dispatch the Poulsbo rescue boat, with Bainbridge and North Kitsap fire units sent out shortly thereafter.
A passing kayaker located the man and his son in the water and used a handheld radio to communicate their exact position to the Coast Guard and fire crews.
The Bainbridge Police boat arrived first, followed by a Coast Guard vessel, and the victims wearing life jackets were taken aboard the latter craft for transport to Shilshole.
a good facelift
New siding, new windows and awnings, a new roof even a name. The prominent but run-down building at the northwest corner of Winslow Way and Highway 305 is getting a quite a makeover.
Its never had a name, (and) were calling it Winslow Corner, said new owner and local attorney Bruce Weiland.
Weiland and his wife Judy purchased the building a year ago in partnership with Dan and Lynn Riesfeld. The property had been under the ownership of the Don Beach family.
Craftsman-style facade improvements were designed by Kathy Bergum of OConnor/Kriegh Architects of Winslow. Contractor is Drury Construction.
The building was showing its age, and was past due for a facelift, Weiland said. I think people will be pretty pleased with what they see.
Current tenants include the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce and Department of Licensing, Island Ice Cream and Coffee, Bargain Boutique and Creative Computer Center.
BHS reunion this weekend
Its like a time capsule and reunion every five years.
Generations of Bainbridge Islanders will gather July 17 for a multigenerational Bainbridge High School class reunion for graduates of classes 1971-2004.
But as reunion committee co-chair Tari Laes, BHS Class of 1967 and a third-generation islander said, We wouldnt turn away anyone. This is a celebration of generations of graduates.
Each reunion, she said, draws a lot of well-known island family names, including old-time islanders with streets named after them.
Festivities begin at 2 p.m. at Kiana Lodge in Poulsbo to let people mingle over steamed Manila clams, with a salmon dinner to be served at 5 p.m.
After dinner, a DJ will play tunes that were popular with each class.
A raffle to raise money for the next reunion in five years, will feature a signed football and basketball by Tom Paski, who coached sports at BHS for 23 years from 1947-1970.
Bainbridge merchants are donating other prizes.
One week before the reunion, Laes said 500 had already registered with more calling every day.
Its wonderful history, Laes said. People (come) who grew up here before there were streetlights.
The BHS reunion is at Kiana Lodge 14976 Sandy Hook Rd. NE in Poulsbo from 2 p.m. July 17.
Parking will be available at the casino. Dinner at 5 p.m. is $55 per person with advanced registration by July 14 required.
For information and dinner registration, call Tari Laes at 855-4412.