Daily Archives: October 27, 2009

Controversial artificial turf fields are open


A petition, an appeal and lots of debate couldn’t stop soccer and lacrosse supporters from getting the two artificial turf fields they’ve labored after for over five years.

The fields were officially opened on Saturday, with game play commencing around 9 a.m. and ending in the evening.

“These are so much better than the muddy sand fields,” 12-year-old Cal Barash-David told me after playing in a soccer match on a field that was covered in hard-packed sand and standing water around the same time last year.

Read my story here.

Curl up with a good roasted pig head


By far, the most eye-catching entry at Saturday’s Bainbridge Edible Book Festival was the one produced by Real Foods Market & Cafe.

The base was quite pretty: glowing blue Jell-O water lapping at a cake shore covered with white frosting, miniature palm trees and tropical flowers. And on top: a roasted and ornately-decorated pig head that must have weighed a good 20 lbs.

Entitled “Piggy,” the edible book was based on William Golding’s “Lord of the Flies.” Piggy, if you will recall, was the name of one of the book’s doomed characters.

Most attendees had to get a good close look to see if the thing was real. When they found it was, they were either repulsed or tickled. It was probably the most photographed of entries, which included “Around the World in 80 Lays” (made of potato chips and cake, I think), A Clockwork Orange (a clocklike piece made of orange slices), Where the Mild Wings Are (made of chicken wings and a mild BBQ sauce) and the People’s Choice Award-winner: “Snow Peas Falling in Cider.”

Read more about the Bainbridge Public Library-sponsored event, and see more photos here.