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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.

‘Corner’ gets

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.

“It’s never had a name, (and) we’re 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 O’Connor/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.

– Douglas Crist

BHS reunion this weekend

It’s 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 wouldn’t 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.

“It’s 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.

– Tina Lieu

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