Daily Archives: April 14, 2010

Police blotter: Driver crashes truck while “showing off” for girls


There’s an item in this week’s blotter that describes something that sounds like some kind of modern, gas-powered mating dance. A young Bainbridge man out for a spin in his pickup truck spots three young ladies on the roadside. He eases his truck over and begins to chat them up. He revs his engine. It grows louder and louder. It’s not in the police report, but I can imagine a raised eyebrow or perhaps a knowing wink. Then he peels out, traveling with great speed into what would preferably be a sunset, or a long desert highway or maybe ramp that launches his pickup through six flaming rings. But in this case, he headed straight into….a BMW.

Blotter’s below.

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Bainbridge wine will flow on April 24

The growing number of Bainbridge winemakers will showcase the fruits of their labor during a tasting event on Saturday, April 24.

Bainbridge Uncorked! will feature seven Bainbridge wineries, including two that use island-grown grapes and berries.

“This is a great opportunity to meet the winemakers and try some of their new releases,” said the event’s organizer, Kim Hendrickson. “There are some wonderful new wines being made on this island that show how far we’ve come as a wine-making area.”

In recent years, the island has seen the rise of three tasting rooms within a short walk of the Winslow ferry terminal.

Bainbridge Uncorked! will be held at the plaza on the south end of Madison Avenue, next to Doc’s Marina Grill. It runs from 5 to 8 p.m.

The $30 advance tickets are available at Doc’s and through islandwineweekend.com. Tickets are $35 at the gate. Admission includes food and wine samples. Proceeds will benefit the Bainbridge Island Downtown Association.

Hendrickson said Bainbridge Uncorked! is aimed at whetting appetites for a larger, three-day event planned for October. The event will feature visits to island wineries as well as a dinner cooked-up with Kitsap County-grown ingredients.

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Bainbridge schools facing $1 million in cuts

The Bainbridge school board will begin a new round of budget cuts on Thursday to offset an estimated $1 million in losses for upcoming school year.

School administrators say they’ll almost certainly cut staff and reduce programs.

This latest round of cuts is compounded by a 10 percent reduction spread over the last two years.

School administrators are planning a 10-minute discussion on what they’re calling a “fiscal emergency” at Thursday’s board meeting (5:30 p.m. at the Bainbridge High School library).

For a roundup of school cuts across the county, read Marietta Nelson’s story HERE.