Daily Archives: November 12, 2009

Celebrate “One World” today

I just got word that today’s featured concert at the One World Multicultural Festival is now…free.

The festival starts at 4:30 p.m. and runs until 8 p.m. at the Pavilion (403 Madison Ave.)

Organized by Liz Gadbois (who brought you Farmstock and the Taste of Lynwood), One World features Mexican, Japanese, Indian and Italian food tastings, art exhibits, crafts and local history displays.

The headliner is Abrace and the MB Orchestra, which takes the stage at 5 p.m. Expect songs in 17 languages and Brazilian and Middle Eastern dance moves.

For more info, click here.

The Alaskan Way Terrorduct

Through a blog post by none other than Bainbridge Islander editor Ric Hallock, I learned of a horrifying video simulation (above) of all Hell breaking loose right where (gasp!) a large percentage islanders disembark the ferry for work everyday.

The state Department of Transportation produced the simulation to show (with flames and crashes and the ripping of the earth’s crust) what would happen if an earthquake struck the Alaskan Way Viaduct.

It’s sort of long, and really needs a soundtrack (with booming drums and crashing cymbals) to go along with it, but it did is thrilling watch (for a video game…uh, I mean a video simulation). Notice at the end that the ferries are safe and sound. The lesson: if an earthquake hits, buy a ticket and set sail.

For a smaller-attention-span version (and with added screams!) see the video response below.

News about the newspaper

If you haven’t taken a look yet, the Kitsap Sun just launched its revamped website. You can see the front page at kitsapsun.com.

Also, stop by the Sun’s new Bainbridge page. That’s where all the stuff I write ends up, and quite a few Bainbridge stories by other Sun writers. Don’t forget to bookmark it on your toolbar or set up an RSS feed (that’s that orange dot/curvy line thing on the top right of the Bainbridge Islander page).

In other Kitsap Sun news, the editorial board is looking for a few good volunteers. The current two community members are from Bremerton and Port Orchard. Figures, right? Well, now’s your chance to get an islander (you) on board and inject some Bainbridgeness into the editorial page.

Being a member of the board means you have to have ready access to e-mail, attend weekly meetings in Bremerton (don’t worry. They’re opening an organic market downtown, so you won’t starve), and you have to work well with others (Bainbridge City Council members need not apply).

Read more about the ins and outs of serving on the board in by clicking here.