In Our Opinion

Sorry, Kitsap County, but it’s your dilemma nowWhether it’s Plan A or Plan B, Washington State Ferries’ latest scheme on how to right its sinking… Continue reading

The new Review: A weekly newspaper, online daily | In Our Opinion, Jan. 9

Staff members of the Bainbridge Review are excited to be offering readers a new look for the newspaper as we switch to a weekly tabloid… Continue reading

  • Jan 12, 2009

Disinclined to close book on printed page | The Latte Guy, Jan. 9

Andre Bernard, a former publisher at Harcourt and currently a vice president at the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, recently wrote a literate and moving… Continue reading

Winslow’s ‘sense of place’ is at risk | Guest Column

While downtown still looks much like it has for the past several decades, we may be on the brink of great change there.

  • Jan 3, 2009

Where snow falling is implausible | Permanent Guest, Jan. 3

My oldest Mississippi friend called me the day of the big snowstorm and said, “I can’t believe you are surrounded by snow.”

  • Jan 2, 2009

A mixed bag for merchants | In Our Opinion, Jan. 3

Owners of many retail businesses in Winslow are beginning to show signs of stress as the economy continues to slide. To cut costs, some are reorganizing and others are moving to smaller spaces. And a few have been forced to go out of business. If the trend continues, it will be difficult for many stores to get through the next few months unscathed, when business is usually slower before picking up as the weather warms. There may be an increase in empty stores come summer.

  • Jan 2, 2009

Look back at your own risk | In Our Opinion, Dec. 31

As 2008 slides into the rear-view mirror at midnight tonight, it would be wise if we all keep our eyes focused straight ahead for at… Continue reading

  • Dec 31, 2008

Great work, road crew | In Our Opinion, Dec. 27

The challenging part of any ice or snow storm for road crews that don’t deal with such dilemmas on a regular basis is that no… Continue reading

  • Dec 29, 2008

Neighbors step forward again | In Our Opinion, Dec. 24

This is the time of the year when islanders give and give some more, whether it’s to One Call For All, Helpline House, the Katy Warner Christmas Fund or the nonprofit entity of their choice. Garnet Logan, a Helpline House board member, offers thanks.

  • Dec 29, 2008

City decides to roll the dice

Officially, it’s settled: The City Council went through the formality this week of approving Winslow Way’s $12.5 million improvement project, which will launch in the spring of 2010.

  • Dec 19, 2008

KATY?WARNER Help lift their financial burden

I had an introduction written, but I’m scrapping it for a word on my early morning activities. I woke at 3 a.m., for no apparent reason, and went out to check the temperature. Well, at 25 degrees , a panic came over me that I’d not done enough to winterize the cabin on our property and I knew that I’d never get back to sleep if I didn’t deal with the problem.

  • Dec 17, 2008

Don’t sweat a little wear and tear

One of the Bainbridge Island Senior Community Center’s busiest groups is its Well-Being Committee, and one of that group’s most popular programs is the Aging Well monthly lecture series it presents the third Wednesday of each month.

  • Dec 17, 2008

Applications add a little spice to vexing Facebook

It should come as no surprise that I, like many fellow high school students, enjoy spending time on Facebook. “Spending,” however, might be an inaccurate verb here; it could be “losing,” or even “throwing away.”

  • Dec 16, 2008

Sonar is a huge threat to beloved blue whales

Is it possible to feel nostalgic for a place you’ve never been to? And is it possible to feel empathy for members of a different species?

IN?OUR?OPINION Fund continues to touch lives

Obviously, there is no guarantee that hard times will spare us just because we’re doing good deeds for others. It would seem fair, but we all know the well-worn adage about life and fairness and all that. Joan and Sarah Wilt certainly expected nothing more than the inner warmth that often accompanies helping others when they became involved six years ago with the island’s Christmas Fund.

  • Dec 16, 2008

Budget reflects city’s responsibility

The City of Bainbridge Island has and will continue to respond to changing economic forecasts.

  • Dec 13, 2008



  • Dec 12, 2008

Split down the middle

A reader hypothesized in an email this week about why the current City Council consistently votes 4-3 on most issues. As if you didn’t already know, Hilary Franz, Barry Peters, Chris Snow and Kjell Stoknes are members of a status quo that considers Kim Brackett, Bill Knobloch and Debbie Vancil dissidents. So, for an answer to why, Snow and Vancil were willing to represent the point of view of their respective sides.

  • Dec 12, 2008

Stuck in neutral as holidays loom

There is something about this Christmas that I’m not ready for. Well, make that all of Christmas. It’s as though my calendar got stuck in October and I can’t pry it free.

  • Dec 12, 2008

Cost of ‘Twelve Days’ has become exorbitant

The 2008 Holiday Season is upon us. If you are thinking that holiday shopping will be a bit more expensive this year than it was last year, you are correct.