Daily Archives: December 23, 2009

City delays senior center project

The City Council on Monday voted to delay the start of the $9 million senior center expansion until the public is allowed to weigh in on the project.

Funded in equal parts by a voter-approved bond, fundraising campaign and grants, the new center would be more than twice the size of the current facility. Recent discussions about the center’s future have included the possibility of adding disaster relief capabilities and offices for the Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities Council.

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St. Cecilia’s construction ‘miracle’

In just six months, Saint Cecilia’s congregation raised $5.5 million to make their parish a better place. Most of the money came out of the congregation’s own pockets.

It might just be a “miracle,” said St. Cecilia’s Father Emmett Carroll.

Now the congregation is starting to see what their money is buying. This week marked the halfway point in the construction of the parish’s new 23,000-square-foot building. A construction crew celebrated the benchmark by installing a Christmas tree on the building’s roof.

For photos of the tree installation and bit more about St. Cecilia’s new building and the old barracks it replaces, click here.