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Write your representatives! - 09/30/08 03:36 PM
The situation in the House is serious. Without mortgage support, the housing industry on which so much of our economy depends, will certainly suffer. As Dick Gaylord, president of the NAR points out, the taxpayer will very likely get a positive return on this investment. Please take time to read this explanation, then contact your representatives to urge them to act now! (1 comments)
20% off on My Kids' Cookies! - 09/25/08 04:51 PM
My Kids' Cookies is celebrating (?) our Famous Fall Weather with a special discount. This is a local business that deserves as much support as you can give it--a model of how an entrepreneur can earn a living even in tough economic times. Use code FaL20 when you order online, and please mention to Barbara where you got the code! (0 comments)
I've posted before that Bainbridge Island and the Kitsap Peninsula are great places to live because of the easy access to Seattle's art venues, including the Seattle Art Museum, McCaw Hall, and Benaroya Hall. All you need do is take the 35-minute ferry to Seattle and walk (though most of us take the bus or cab to McCaw Hall). The ferry is on time 99% of the time (though last night the 5:30 sailing from Bainbridge was cancelled because M__k L__r___e forgot he had driven on and left his wheel-locked car behind: it turned out to be a good chance (0 comments)
Suquamish next hot spot in Kitsap Count? - 09/21/08 03:32 PM
I've had enough e-mails about Suquamish in the past weeks to post this note again. There has been rapid progress on a new community center and a boat dock. What used to be the remains (known locally as The Slab) of the attempted destruction of a community in the nineteenth century will soon be one of the jewels of Kitsap County. Suquamish, north of Bainbridge Island and east of Poulsbo, is a checkerboard community. Some of the land is owned by the Port Gamble Tribe, some by non-tribal residents. Homeowners in Suquamish Shores, on land leased from the tribe, know the (0 comments)
Bainbridge Resources: Eco-Friendly Day Spa - 09/19/08 02:32 PM
Island Spa Lounge, now located in Madrone Village, bills itself as "The Island's First Eco-Savvy Day Spa." The spa is the only one on the island to offer private spa parties for all ages and for professional and social groups. Something to check out. Call Nicole at 206.842.7721 for details. If you've visited Island Spa Lounge, leave a comment! (0 comments)
Kitsap closings: Sept 1-13 - 09/15/08 04:01 PM
It is still a buyers' market. Activity is up.23 closings for single family homes, 2 closings for condos, 1 parcelSilverdale 5 homes on the market for an average of 5.9 monthsPoulsbo 8 homes (5 presales), average market time 6.4 months; 1 condo closed in 1.3 months; 1 land parcel closed in 19.6 monthsKingston 2 homes, average market time 6 weeksBainbridge 8 homes, average market time 5.3 months; 1 condos closed in 7.3 months.The same period last year closed 34 homes, 4 condos and 8 land parcels. Bainbridge Island and Silverdale were the hot spotsSilverdale 9 homes, 1 lotPoulsbo 9 homes, 1 (3 comments)
Pursuant to my post on the gala opening of the current symphony season Saturday night, the faint rumor on the street is that long-time director Gerard Schwarz is contemplating retirement, probably at the end of the '10-'11 season. I'll be interested to find out whether my sources are accurate . . .
First email response wins free tickets to Seattle Symphony Gala opening - 09/09/08 11:23 PM
The Seattle Symphony at Benaroya Hall is one of the jewels in Seattle's crown. I am proud to be associated as a member of the chorale. The first subscriber to email me will win two tickets to Saturday night's opening gala.It’s a grand night with Maestro Schwarz and opera superstars Frederica von Stade and Samuel Ramey with a program of favorite music from opera, the Broadway stage, and even the silver screen. Your concert tickets will also include post-concert dancing with Theresa Carnovale & City Life! (0 comments)
Block Party at Benaroya Hall - 09/09/08 01:14 AM
Seattle Symphony Orchestra Benaroya Hall Events Day of Music and Art: Block Party Celebrate good times at Benaroya Hall's 10th Anniversary! The day features free performances and activities for the whole family with Seattle Symphony, Soundbridge, Seattle Art Museum and The Triple Door. Tenth Anniversary attendees also receive free admission to SAM's permanent collection. It's a block party not to be missed! FREE Admission. SCHEDULE OF EVENTS S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium 11am Cascade Symphony 12pm Northwest Mahler Orchestra Festival 1pm Seattle Choral Company (Fauré Requiem featuring the Watjen Concert Organ) 2 & 3:15pm Seattle Symphony 4:15pm Seattle Men’s Chorus, (0 comments)
How to beat SADD during Northwest winters - 09/08/08 03:10 PM
I moved back to Bainbridge Island after 30 years teaching and living in the Midwest and the Atlantic seaboard. I had forgotten about the winter rains here, forgotten about the fact that we are so far north that we have much less daylight during the winter months than our relatives "back East." We don't wish for white Christmases, we hope that the power doesn't go out during a windstorm.Many Northwesterners spend the winters in the sun belt. But my work is here. I thought I'd made a huge mistake moving back to wet winters until my brother told me about infrared (4 comments)
A moving solution - 09/07/08 04:18 PM
Here's a note from subscriber Jean Jones of Salem, Oregon in response to a query about the best way to move household furnishings:Paul, You may want to check out how PODS works. My sister-in-law used them for their move from California to Arizona. Their new home was being remodeled so PODS just held their things in storage until they were ready to move in. It's really a neat way to do things--pack once and unload once.Thanks, Jean. A recommendation like this is worth a hundred from a company website. Your words might save a reader dollars, nerves, and friendships. (0 comments)
New home for My Kids' Cookies - 09/03/08 12:12 PM
My Kids' Cookies has opened a retail cookie shop and commercial kitchen on Bainbridge Island. Located in Sportsman Business Park, the shop offers a bright and fun atmosphere to sit, relax and enjoy freshly baked cookies, coffee, tea and soft drinks.Cookie lovers can also stop by for some of scrumptious varieties to go. Or pick up a gift box of cookies and surprise families, friends and clients with a delicious treat. They'll also have their signature 'sweet' gear of sweatshirts, hats and aprons available. And, of course, you can always order directly from their website, www.MyKidsCookies.com, for nationwide shipping. Send someone (0 comments)
Phishing alert - 09/02/08 09:19 PM
Anyone with a SunTrust card beginning with 4011 is at risk. I checked this with SunTrust and it is indeed a phishing attempt. (2 comments)
Virus Alert - 09/01/08 06:16 PM
There is a virus circulating with the title "UPS/FedEx Delivery Failure" in the Subject Line. You can receive a FAKE email from "UPS/FedEx Customer Service" along with an airbill number. It will say that they were un-able to deliver a package sent to you on such and such a date. It then asks you to print out the attached invoice copy and take it to their offices for pick-up. DON'T ... IT LAUNCHES THE VIRUS - Delete the e-mail immediately. This one is a good warning and is verified on the real FedEx, UPS and Snopes web sites. Please never forward (2 comments)
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