It’s Throwback Thursday, and time again to ponder the panoply presented in the pages of the Bainbridge Island Review from yesteryear and the year before that. Today, we crack open the volume of newspapers from 1969, for a look inside the Wednesday, May 14 edition.
Developer ‘Tired,’ Won’t Try Further Plans
A Bainbridge Island developer said this week that he’s given up in his efforts to develop a five-acre area northwest of the Grisdale Fill-Highway 305 intersection.
“I just got tired of trying to develop something in the area that Islanders might want or need, so I decided to quit,” developer J. Rex Peterson of Monroe Point said Monday.
Peterson, who owns the northwest corner of the Grisdale Fill, has been trying to develop the property for more than nine months.
He has, in that time, gone through an entire year’s zoning moratorium imposed by the county on Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap with the same application for rezone.
The land is currently zoned as undeveloped land.
Peterson said he first tried to rezone the property for a business classification that would allow a motel to be built.
“It would have been a good spot for a motel. It is a pretty area and we would have kept it that way,” he said.
But he withdrew his application when Island residents opposed the plan, and the matter was tabled by the planning commission.
Next, Peterson tried to rezone the land to “business neighborhood” for a medical center, but it was denied by the planning commission two weeks ago.
Island Men Back From Viet Nam
Two Bainbridge Island men returned this week from Viet Nam. They are Robert Schairer, son of Mr. and Mrs. R.H. Schairer of Wing Point and Doug Young, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Young, of Battle Point.
Both men will be on leave while awaiting reassignment.
To a Long Hot Summer
The outfits get more eccentric every season. This year, as soon as the sun comes out it looks as if the fleet’s in.
All those little Lolita types, and a disconcerting number of their grandmothers, are turning out in what seem to be sailor pants that have been entered in an arts and crafts show.
Colorful? If they were any more colorful, the police would have to halt traffic.
Along with their bell-bottom pants, the ladies this year are wearing little bitty Victorian glasses and shirts in bright colors.
All of them, grandmothers included, look just great. Grandmothers especially; they look better every year.
If you are looking for this item to come to some sort of point, we’ll do our best. We are even ready with an axiom:
Girls are notable for being decorative all year around. As the weather grows warmer, though, they look even better.
Here’s to a long hot summer.
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