Daily Archives: March 6, 2009

Bainbridge Island shows off its Earth-friendliest homes

In today’s Sun, I profiled two Bainbridge homes featured on the lineup of this Sunday’s green buildings tour. One home, on Yeomalt Point, is aiming for the “greenest of green” designations: the coveted LEED platinum rating, according to its architect Matthew Coates (pictured above).

The other home, on the island’s northeast end, has taken a more subdued, traditional approach to green design.

The tour is part of the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce’s two-day Green Festival. A home and garden show is happening tomorrow, as is a performance by Eco Elvis (don’t ask me).

You can read my story about the green-built houses below. See a photo gallery of one of the homes here.

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No foul play found in woman’s disappearance from ferry

State Patrol detectives have determined there was no indication of any criminal activity associated with the disappearance of Bellevue resident Lynn Stafford-Yilmaz from a Bainbridge-bound ferry Jan. 13.

At the end of January, the Stafford-Yilmaz’s husband told friends and co-workers he believed she had committed suicide, stating she left a note indicating she had decided to end her life.

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Peanuts recall at Town & Country Market

Six peanut products and self-grind peanut butter sold at Town & Country and other Central Market-owned stores in the Puget Sound area have been recalled due to the risk of salmonella, according to an Associated Press report.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says the products were made with peanuts recalled nationally by the Peanut Corp. of America because of contamination.

Products sold at Central Market stores include roasted and raw peanuts and trail mix sold in bulk, plus self-grind peanut butter. No illnesses have been reported in connection with these products.

Two Central Market stores are located in Seattle and one each at Bainbridge Island, Shoreline, Mill Creek and Poulsbo.