Daily Archives: February 6, 2009

More images of the Ferncliff affordable housing project

The Housing Resources Board unveiled its plans for an affordable housing project on Ferncliff Avenue that incorporates several sustainable design elements. The plans received mixed reviews. Potential residents loved it. People already in the neighborhood panned the project’s potential impact on the area and its architectural style.

To read my coverage of last Friday’s unveiling and public meeting, click here.

Below you’ll find more design renderings and other basic information on the project.

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A year to endure hardship with ox-like fortitude

Thank your lucky stars that it’s the year of the ox.

According to the Chinese zodiac, the ox signifies prosperity through fortitude and hard work. The ox is seen as patient, tireless and capable of enduring hardship without complaint.

Sounds like just thing for a year filled with downsizings, foreclosures and layoffs.

But before you spend the rest of the year bent to the yoke, take time this weekend to celebrate the year of the ox at the island’s annual Chinese New Year festival.

Here’s what’s going on:

The Seattle Chinese Orchestra performs at Island School, 8553 Day Road, at 7 p.m. The orchestra is lead by Roger Nelson, who conducted the Bainbridge Island Symphony for over a decade.

Downtown erupts with firecrackers and dragon dancers during the festival parade. Activities for kids, Chinese food and music will also be on hand. The party starts at 11 a.m. and runs until 2 p.m.

For more information, call (206) 780-2328 or visit bichineseconnection.org.

The Stranger weighs in on the Bainbridge prostitution sting

Bainbridge got Slogged.

The Stranger’s blog, the Slog, gave its two cents on the now-infamous arrest of four prostitutes at an island hotel this week.

After grabbing a big quote from my post on the arrests, Slogger Brendan Kiley had this to say:

Kitsap blogs are freaking out (“What the?? Prostitution here?”)—but bedding down with lawyers and lobbyists in trade for cash, cars, and a nice vacation home is a hallowed Bainbridge tradition. They call it marriage.

Oh snap.