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    Weekend on the Rock November 28-30, 2014: Fleury, Nutcracker, Indies Day

    Here are Inside Bainbridge recommendations for the weekend of November 28-30, 2014: 1. Dance Ensemble Northwest Nutcracker When: Friday, 7 p.m., Saturday, 3 and 7 p.m., and Sunday, 3 p.m. Where: North Kitsap Auditorium, 1881 NE Hostmark Street, Poulsbo Why:...

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    Weather: Snow!

    [Updated 1:47 p.m. November 27, 2014.] According to the National Weather Service, conditions look right for snow on Friday night and Saturday. Continuing cold temperatures may mean it sticks around for a few days. Here is the forecast for Bainbridge...

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    Turkey Trot 2014 Photo Gallery

    Early this morning, November 27, starting at 8:30, on what started out as a windy and soggy day, Islanders and visiting relatives and friends donned their running shoes, turkey feathers, and Pilgrim hats for the 5th annual Turkey Trot 1...

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  • Thanksgiving in the Dungeness Lighthouse

    When Bainbridge Islander Diana Montgomery heard about lighthouse keeping at the New Dungeness Light Station (NDLS) she knew it was an experience her family would want to have. Checking the Lighthouse’s calendar, she found an opening over Thanksgiving week that...

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    Developer’s Road Work on High School at Ace Creates Road Hazard

    On Saturday, November 21, at about 4:47 in the afternoon, a woman was driving on High School Road. As she passed the Ace Hardware, her tire was flattened by a rut in the road. Her husband called the Bainbridge police...

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Where to Find Christmas Trees on Bainbridge 2014

26 November 2014

Bainbridge Island has plenty of places to keep your Christmas tree shopping local, whether you want to venture out and cut your own or buy one precut. Supporting local tree farms helps ensure their continued survival and preserve the precious...

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Letter from the Editor: Night Visibility Is an Increasing Community Problem

26 November 2014

It’s that time of year when the days are short, darkness comes early, and cloudy foggy weather further obscures visibility. In less than a month at Inside Bainbridge we have reported on two cases of vehicle vs. pedestrian accidents in...

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Pedestrian Struck by Car in Crosswalk at Winslow and Madison

25 November 2014

[Updated at 7:04 p.m., November 25, 2014.] A 68-year-old Bainbridge Island man was crossing Winslow Way on foot in the crosswalk at 6:21 Monday night when he was struck by a car. He was flown to Harborview Hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries. According...

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Winslow’s Last Stand? A Chance at Our Own Central Park

25 November 2014

To state the obvious yet underacknowledged, as an island by definition Bainbridge has finite geography. And that “finity” is becoming glaringly apparent year by year, month by month, as houses and apartment complexes go up and trees, wetlands, and open...

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Posted in New 4, Outside, Parks+Trails, Photo Galleries6 Comments

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Police Blotter 11/26/14: Driver Superfecta & Trapped in a Spy Novel

26 November 2014

POLICE BLOTTER November 24 Prowler-Resident Mutual Fright. A woman requested police contact regarding a prowler. Officer Jeff Benkert spoke with her. She said that the previous evening between nine and midnight she heard a noise in her backyard. She said...

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Bainbridge Islander Wins National Award for Best Bad Sentence

24 November 2014

It takes a certain kind of genius to write badly—very very badly—but in a nevertheless entertainingly bad way. This is no job for the sophomoric college sophomore, the bombastic buffoon, the platitudinous politician, or the tired and uninspired local reporter....

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Council Waiting on Visconsi Response to Proceed with Police Facility Decision

24 November 2014

The members of the City Council seemed befuddled Tuesday night, November 18, about how to proceed on making a decision for the location of the proposed police facility. The options have been narrowed to four—(1) north of City Hall, (2)...

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What Bainbridge Has Been Hoping Pho: New Vietnamese Restaurant

23 November 2014

At Thuy’s Pho House, which just opened a week ago in the spot recently vacated by Tokyo Tapas on Madison across the parking lot from Island Fitness, business is booming. It’s so busy, in fact, that Proprietor Thuy Nguyen who...

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Bainbridge Island Youth Shine Sunday in Spotlight of Compassionate Action Awards

25 November 2014

It should be no surprise that on an Island with such high volunteerism, our young people so eagerly take up the call of compassionate action. The service of 100 such local teens and tweens was honored Sunday night, November 23,...

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Preview of This Weekend’s Hobbit Open House + Photo Gallery

21 November 2014

It took Chris Whited a little more time than he expected to complete his labor of love, the charming architectural wonder dubbed by some The Hobbit House. Many of us have observed Whited’s unusual project take shape on High School...

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J’Aime les Crêpes Named “Deuxieme”-Best Crêperie in Western WA

24 November 2014

The little crêperie that could just did—almost. J’Aime les Crêpes, which last May expanded into a Bainbridge Island location on Madrone Lane from its original spot near the Kingston ferry, was honored on November 14 as Evening Magazine‘s second or deuxieme best of Western...

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Café Nola to Open New Venture in Former Island Grill Spot

20 November 2014

So long Island Grill. Hello Café Nola, part 2. You may have heard the rumors. Yes, The Island Grill is closed, as of this week. And, yes, the owners of Café Nola, Whitney and Kevin Warren, are moving into the space,...

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A Ride with the Ferry Captain—The Highs and Lows of Running the Big Boat

20 November 2014

Washington State Ferries (WSF) graciously allowed Inside Bainbridge to ride along with Captain Russell Fee last weekend for a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to ferry thousands of people each day around Puget Sound. From fog to “jumpers” to...

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The Suzuki Property: a Look at Its Past, a Photo Gallery of Its Present

21 November 2014

The City of Bainbridge Island is considering selling the 14 acres that make up the southeast corner of the intersection of New Brooklyn and Sportsman Club. As the City holds public meetings to consider the best uses for the property,...

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Weather: A Rainy and Windy Thanksgiving, Followed by a Cold Weekend

26 November 2014

We all know what can happen what with the wind and rain on Thanksgiving around here, but now that I’ve mentioned it, it won’t happen, right? Expect rainy and breezy weather through Friday, with clearing and cold temperatures moving in...

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Letter to the Editor: Developing Suzuki Land Will Be Another Burden on Our Aquifers

25 November 2014

Is it time to take stock of our water supply before we build more housing developments on Bainbridge Island? There seems to be a rush to sell off the Suzuki property for development to pay for a new police station...

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Islander Kate Matthews Earns Highest Girl Scout Honor

25 November 2014

Bainbridge High School senior Kate Matthews is a member of a small, elite group: the 5 percent or so of Girl Scouts who achieve scouting’s highest honor, the Gold Award. The award itself is not much to look at—as Matthews...

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Astrology Weekly 11/23/14: Speak up Now

23 November 2014

Here is the latest Astrology Weekly audio chat by Bainbridge Island astrologer, counselor, and radio personality Aleta McClelland: Listen here. Listen to Aleta’s weekly radio show, Aleta’s Audacity, on www.12radio.com Wednesdays at noon. To make an appointment for a personalized astrological...

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Bainbridge Swimmers and Divers Place High at State, Team Finishes 3rd Overall

23 November 2014

Last weekend, November 14 & 15 at the King County Aquatic Center, swimmers and divers from high schools all over the state gathered to compete for top honors. Spartan swimmers and divers not only qualified for the 3A championships but...

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Videotaped Armed Burglary Suspects Identified but Still at Large

22 November 2014

Through investigative work and with assistance from citizens, Kitsap County Sheriff’s detectives have identified two of the suspects believed to be involved in an armed break in and burglary at a South Kitsap residence in the Sunnyslope area last week. Felony...

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Parenting Right in the Middle: New Program to Help Bainbridge Parents of Tweens

21 November 2014

The Bainbridge Island School District, Hyla Middle School, and Raising Resilience have partnered to help parents with that often troublesome and yet overlooked middle age: the Tween years (grades 5 through 8). Tweens are dealing with it all—identity formation, sexuality...

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Two New Community Resources: One for Tweens/Teens, One About Mental Illness

21 November 2014

Bainbridge Islanders can avail themselves of two new resources. One is the Resource Guide for Bainbridge Island Teens and Tweens. The other is How to Get Help in Kitsap County. The Resource Guide is the outcome of a partnership among...

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Weekend on the Rock November 21-23, 2014: Babypants & Holly

21 November 2014

Here are Inside Bainbridge recommendations for the weekend of November 21-23, 2014: 1. Movie Matinee: Kit Kittredge, An American Girl When: 3:30-5:10 p.m. Where: Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N Why: It doesn’t matter if it’s the Great Depression. Kit’s...

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Caspar Babypants Landing at Spacecraft Sunday (Audio Interview)

20 November 2014

In anticipation of his Bainbridge concert Sunday night, Chris Ballew, a.k.a. Caspar Babypants, took a few minutes out of his day to speak with Spacecraft’s Morgan Terry and Dylan Lehotsky. Ballew, cofounder of The Presidents of the United States of...

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Senator Rolfes Weighs in on the County’s Wish List for Highway 305 and the Bridge

20 November 2014

After the Kitsap Regional Coordinating Council’s West Sound Alliance issued an October 21 update to its transportation proposal to the State Legislature, Islanders have been talking about Highway 305 and its future. The proposal, which is a wish list of sorts...

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Posted in Don't Miss This 4, Government, News, Roads, Transportation16 Comments

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Sheriff Requests Help to Identify Armed Men in Video Footage Burglarizing a Home

19 November 2014

Kitsap County Sheriff’s detectives are requesting public assistance to identify two suspects thought to be involved in a South Kitsap burglary and the theft of an ATM machine in King County. Video footage (below) shows two men armed with handguns burglarizing a...

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A New Brooklyn Road Eagle’s Rescue and Release Story + Video

19 November 2014

A couple of weeks ago during a rainy spell Ken and Sue Hassenmiller awoke to discover a large bald eagle standing in their back yard off of New Brooklyn Road. Ken said they had heard a commotion of animal noises...

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Police Blotter 11/19/14: Drunks Galore

19 November 2014

POLICE BLOTTER November 18 Found Wallet. A woman came to the station to turn in a wallet she had found at the ferry terminal. Senior Clerk Kelly Eisenhood was able to locate a telephone number for the owner through ILeads....

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Bainbridge’s Golden Eagles Have Strong Showing at Special Olympics Bowling

19 November 2014

Bainbridge Island’s super Special Olympics sports team, the tropical-shirted Golden Eagles, has done it again, representing the Island in yet another athletic event. This time it was the southwest region bowling tournament held at All Star Lanes in Silverdale on...

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Weather: The Rain Cometh

18 November 2014

Rain is returning as per usual and is expected through the weekend and beyond. Here is the National Weather Service forecast for Bainbridge Island: Wednesday A 30 percent chance of rain after 4 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near...

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Thanksgiving Cranberry-Eucalyptus Bouquet

18 November 2014

I picked up the idea for this festive Thanksgiving bouquet from some creative soul at Central Market in Poulsbo. S/he had put cranberries in a big glass vase with water and created a striking bouquet with seasonal flowers, next to...

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Citizens Help Navigate Bainbridge in Comp Plan Visioning Workshop

18 November 2014

by Christina Albrecht Tinling Monday, November 17, the Navigate Bainbridge Steering Committee (NBSC) hosted the second of two Visioning Workshops intended to clarify public consensus on Island values and guiding principles to direct the Comprehensive Plan Update process by discussing...

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Space Heater Cause of Marshall Road House Fire

18 November 2014

Investigators have concluded that last night’s house fire at 6568 Marshall Road was caused by contact between an electric space heater and combustible materials in a bathroom of the home. Pressure from the blaze in the bathroom burst the room’s...

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House Fire Near Gazzam on Marshall Road

17 November 2014

by Sarah Lane and Julie Hall Bainbridge Island firefighters responded to a call at 6:20 tonight of a 1,500-square-foot house on fire on Marshall Road, in the north Gazzam Lake neighborhood. The home’s single occupant reported the blaze and heavy...

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