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A robot, some chickens and Dino Rossi

Here’s a rundown of the last week’s news:

Gardening greats: The Bainbridge Public Library’s unsung heroes, the Friday Tidys, have been hard at work for over a decade. With their members aging, the Tidys are now seeking some young (or not-so-young) blood to keep the garden-grooming project going. Read more HERE.

Public pod: Winslow’s newest piece of city-funded public art was unveiled on Saturday. Dozens of attendees at the unveiling praised it. Online commentators have (so far) panned it. Head over HERE and share your thoughts about “Pod.”

Hen homes: The island’s finest chicken coops were on display Saturday for the second-annual Tour de Coop. Read about it HERE and take my virtual tour HERE.

Robot randonneur: A retired engineer wanted the ideal tandem bicycle riding partner. So he built one. “Joules” the robot bike-rider never complains and never slacks off, but he can easily get carried away (and potentially brake the speed limit on most island roads). Read the story, see the photo gallery and watch the video HERE.

Dino drop-in: Two-time Republican gubernatorial candidate and current U.S. Senate candidate Dino Rossi stopped by Bainbridge to say, among other things, that the next ballot he’ll appear on will not carry the ‘baggage’ of more divisive, higher-profile Republican candidates. And that, he said, could give him the edge over incumbent Democrat Patty Murray. Read more HERE.

Fewer hours to peruse the stacks on Thursdays

Kitsap Regional Library is scaling the Bainbridge branch’s open hours down to just four hours on Thursdays starting Jan. 2.

The three-hour reduction is part of system-wide cost-cutting measures to balance KRL’s ’09 budget.

Here’s the full weekly rundown starting at the first of the year….
Monday-Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Thursday, Saturday, Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m.

Fridays: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The reductions to the Bainbridge library and other branches will bring a net savings of about $140,00 to the library system, according to a KRL press release.

Research shows that Thursday is the day with the fewest visitors, according to KRL.

For more information, call KRL at (360) 405-9100.