Body found

The Bainbridge Island Police Department Marine 8 unit recovered the body of a man from the water off Rockaway Beach Oct. 20, a police news release says.

The man has been identified as 53-year-old John W. Searle of Pioneer Square in Seattle, the release says.

The body was discovered between the shoreline and Blakely Rock. Rockaway Beach is located on the southeast side of BI.

The Kitsap County Medical Examiner’s Office will examine the body to determine cause of death.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or BI police detective Jon Ledbetter at 206-502-3209.

Blues concerts

Chicago Blues guitarist Keith Scott is returning to Bainbridge Island for two concerts in November.

The first will be Nov. 5 at Eleven Winery at 2 p.m.

The other will be Nov. 12 at Eagle Harbor Winery, also at 2 p.m.

Scott is a regular performer at The House of Blues in Chicago and recently returned from tours in Australia and Canada.

Benefit show

Bethany Lutheran Church of Bainbridge will host The Better Than Average? Variety Show Nov. 4 to benefit World Central Kitchen.

Snacks will be served at 6 p.m. with music, comedy, poetry and dancing to follow in a cabaret setting. Admission is a free-will offering.

World Central Kitchen is a non-political charity serving meals to victims of war and natural disasters. Most recently, they were in Lahaina following destruction of that Hawaiian city by fire. Currently, they are serving meals to families affected by the Israeli-Palestinian crisis.

Open House

An Open House on alternatives for the Winslow Subarea Plan will take place Nov. 9 from 6-8 p.m. at City Hall.

The city’s planning commission is hosting.

Horror author

John Saul, the master of horror who has penned 37 New York Times best-sellers, will be in Poulsbo Nov. 16 at 7 p.m. at The Jewel Box Theatre.

Saul has been published in over 35 countries and several of his books have been made into TV films. This year he received the Bram Stoker Lifetime Achievement Award from the Horror Writers of America.

Saul, 80, in a rare public appearance, will share his stories, triumphs, challenges and wit.

He will be joined on stage by friend and thriller writer Kevin O’Brien, of Seattle.

Tickets for the 95-seat theater are $32 but include a book of choice by either author, who will also sign books. For tickets go to

Art show

Linocut artist Adrienne Wolfe is exhibiting at the Verksted Gallery in Poulsbo during November.

Her medium is linocut prints on fabric, such as kitchen towels, and framed prints. Wolfe calls herself an artist, maker, and crafter. “One of the reasons that I am so drawn to linocut printing is that it incorporates every one of these characteristics. After being inspired to create an original image, then comes the skilled craftsmanship of carving my creation into linoleum and giving it life. Lastly, the print-making process allows me to mix colors, choose materials, and then carefully make each original block print.” This combination of skills is a fun way to share her designs that are taken from flora and fauna and things in her immediate environment. Even hiking brings ideas back to the table, though she loves to add a little whimsy to most of her designs.

The gallery features 29 artists with original, hand-crafted work. The fine arts & crafts co-operative offers works ranging from jewelry, watercolors, photography, raku pottery, fine woodworking, mosaics, paintings and more. For more go to The gallery, located at 18937 Front St., is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily.

Police log

10-15: Theft, Camelia Loop NE

10-16: Motor vehicle theft, NE Sunrose Lane

10-16: Theft, Manzanita Road NE

10-16: Fraud, Flying Goat Avenue NE

10-16: Theft, Sunrise Drive

10-17: Malicious mischief, Lynwood Center Road NE

10-17: Death, Homestead Lane

10-17: Malicious mischief, Winslow Way East

10-19: Hit and run, Olympic Drive SE

10-19: Theft, NE West Port Madison Road

10-21: Malicious mischief, Grow Avenue NE

10-21: Theft, NE High School Road

10-22: Stalking, no address given