Daily Archives: March 23, 2010

Police detain sword-waving, knife-throwing ‘werewolf’ hunter

A scraped-up, shirtless man armed with a sword and several throwing knives was detained by police today.

The man had been seen waving the sword near the ProBuild hardware store off High School Road just before 1:45 p.m. Witnesses said he had also been visiting the nearby Ace hardware store.

The man told police he was hunting werewolves and “chuds.”

He surrendered to police without incident and was transported to Harrison Hospital in Bremerton for an evaluation.

The full police press release is below.

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Wyckoff cleanup discussion on Wednesday

Discussions about possible cleanup actions at the contaminated Wyckoff wood treatment site on will continue Wednesday with an open house at 5:30 p.m. followed by a 6:30 p.m. presentation by officials with the state Department of Ecology.

The meeting will be at IslandWood, 4450 Blakely Ave NE.

Ecology officials are working with a task force to develop an alternative to a containment option proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which plans to turn the site over to Ecology.

Ecology officials say they don’t like the idea of leaving massive amounts of creosote compounds in the ground for many years to come.

For information, visit Ecology’s website about the Wyckoff “generational remedy” at wyckoffgenerationalremedy.org. Notes taken during Wednesday’s meeting will be posted on the project’s Twitter site.

Kitsap’s pro soccer team playing a pre-season game on BI

The Kitsap Pumas are playing a pre-season game against Gonzaga University at Bainbridge High School next month.

The April 10 game kicks off at 1 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids.

“We’re looking very much forward to playing a match on Bainbridge,” said assistant coach James Ritchie, who also spent over a year coaching youth on the island. “There are some wonderful kids and families there and we all hope they come out and support the Pumas.”

The Pumas’ pre-season schedule begins April 3 with a match against the United Soccer League’s Portland Timbers. Kickoff is at 6 p.m. at Bremerton Memorial Stadium. The Timbers recently defeated the Seattle Sounders 1-nil at Qwest Field.

For more information, visit the Puma’s website, or call Ben Pecora at (360) 377-6008.

Bainbridge group needs an office worker…in Nicaragua

The Bainbridge-Ometepe Sister Island Association is looking for an adventurous islander to help run its on-the-ground operation in Nicaragua.

BOSIA has several programs that support education and health care on Ometepe, a coffee-growing island in Lake Nicaragua.

Titled “office volunteer,” the position includes airfare, housing and a small stipend. Work starts in July. Conversational Spanish is a plus.

Here’s more information from BOSIA President Jeanne Huber:

The Bainbridge-Ometepe Sister Islands Association is accepting applications for a paid staff position on Ometepe island in Nicaragua for one year beginning in July.

The organization, which will celebrate its 25th anniversary next year, operates entirely with volunteers on Bainbridge. But it has three paid staff members on Ometepe, an island of two volcanoes in the middle of Lake Nicaragua. The office manager, Dora Gutierrez Traña, is an English teacher who works for the sister islands association part time. Another Ometepe native, Maria Estela Alvarez, is the scholarship coordinator. The third position, called “office volunteer,” is reserved for someone with a connection to Bainbridge Island.

The association provides airfare, housing and a modest stipend. Applicants need to have decent Spanish, be at least 21 years old, and be able to commit to working on Ometepe for one year. Many office volunteers have been recent college graduates interested in careers in international development, food policy, or other fields that benefit from having a deeper understanding of another culture. There have also been office volunteers well along in their careers who decided to take a break and do something completely different for a year.

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