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Four Swallows Restaurant Closes

23 October 2014

The closure of Four Swallows Restaurant yesterday, October 22, came as a shock to Bainbridge Islanders and no doubt will be met with regret by the many people beyond Bainbridge who have regularly crossed the water to enjoy a fine...

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Harrison Hospital Set to Open on Bainbridge

23 October 2014

They told us it would happen some time this fall. Now Harrison Hospital is getting more specific: The day scheduled for the grand opening of the Harrison Bainbridge urgent and specialty care facility on 305 and Madison is December 1....

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Red Ribbons, Red Robins: BIPD Officers Wear Red, Wait Tables

23 October 2014

In addition to stopping speeders and drunk drivers and solving crimes, your Bainbridge Island Police Department officers are volunteering in two community awareness-raising events this week. Red Ribbon Week Starting today, October 23, and for the next seven days officers...

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Weekend on the Rock October 24-26, 2014: Tony Furtado, Kitt Bender, Red Shift

24 October 2014

Here are Inside Bainbridge recommendations for the weekend of October 24-26, 2014: 1. The Salon—A Forum for Conversation: Midterm Elections When: Friday, 1:30-3 p.m. Where: Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N Why: Consider this question about midterm elections: Déjà vu or a New Direction? Consider...

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‘Disturbing’ Number of Bainbridge Drivers Passing Stopped School Buses

22 October 2014

For National Bus Safety Week the Bainbridge Island School District (BISD) has issued a statement of concern about the number of drivers in our community violating bus stop laws. As part of a statewide survey, for one day last May...

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Police Blotter 10/22/14: No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

22 October 2014

POLICE BLOTTER October 20 Fraud from Missouri. A man checked his bank account and found that $8,640 had been withdrawn. He contacted his bank and learned that someone had e-mailed an employee at the bank and requested that a cashier’s...

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T&C Remodel Phase One Done—Three to Go!

22 October 2014

Like elves with magical powers, the crew behind the Town & Country Remodel, mostly unseen but not unheard, have since January somehow managed and completed the first part of the transformation of the downtown grocery store, even as shoppers shopped...

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Grown-ups Bully Too—Community Leaders Weigh in with Their Insights for Adults

22 October 2014

Today, October 22, is Unity Day, the national campaign to raise awareness about bullying. Kids at Bainbridge schools dressed in orange to show their opposition to bullying and their desire to stand united with classmates against aggressive, mean-spirited attacks by...

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BIPD Is Looking for a Few Good Men and Women Who Like Uniforms

22 October 2014

Do you want to serve your community, but bake sales, car washes, and walkathons are just not your thing? If you like uniforms and want to provide an important service, consider joining the Bainbridge Island Police Department Reserves. Reserve Officers...

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Bainbridge Soccer Merciless with Franklin

23 October 2014

by Sarah Lane with Daryl Peloquin Tuesday night’s (October 21) matchup between the Spartan Soccer Team and Franklin was a complete rout, with Bainbridge dominating the entire game to a 13-0 finish. The scoring started at just four minutes into...

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Spartan H20 Polo Sinks Gig Harbor

23 October 2014

by Daryl Peloquin with Sarah Lane Tuesday night, October 21, the Bainbridge Water Polo team met the Gig Harbor Tides at the Bainbridge Island Aquatic Center. Entering the match, Gig Harbor was unbeaten with an overall record of 5-0 so...

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Bainbridge Bestselling Author Susan Wiggs Hosts Montana Book Group for Dream Visit

20 October 2014

Eight Montanans, including three librarians, gathered yesterday evening (October 19) around a table topped with wine and hors d’oeuvres on the beach by the home of award-winning and The New York Times #1 bestselling author Susan Wiggs. The sun was...

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Letter from the Editor: Visconsi Throws up a Brick Wall

20 October 2014

For months Inside Bainbridge has repeatedly attempted to contact the man at Visconsi in charge of the company’s Bainbridge Island shopping development on High School Road and Highway 305. Last month Visconsi Vice President Brad Goldberg agreed to talk with...

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Council Fast-Tracks Waterfront Park Makeover

20 October 2014

The Bainbridge Island City Council has voted unanimously to push up the timeline for the planned redo of Winslow’s Waterfront Park from 2016 to 2015. During a Capital Improvements Plan budget review in last week’s Council meeting, Councilmember Steven Bonkowski questioned why...

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Weather Advisory: High Gusts & Possible Thunderstorm on the Way

23 October 2014

Batten down the hatches, people, and pull out your candles. More rain, a possible thunderstorm, and winds gusting up to 30 mph are on the way this evening, with at times heavy precipitation continuing through the weekend. Here is the...

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Bainbridge Schools Prepare to Send Anti-Bullying Message on Unity Day

21 October 2014

You might have seen Otis Doxtater standing at the corner of High School and 305 holding a sign reading, “Love and Equality” on one side and “Stop Bullying” on the other. Doxtater’s mission comes from his own experience of being...

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The Rotary Club Wants You to Watch This Emergency Preparedness Video

21 October 2014

The Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island has long been active in advocating for emergency preparedness in our community. To encourage locals to get prepared and educate them about how, the Rotary has decided to make public a video about emergency...

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Helpline House Is Asking You to Help Stuff the Turkey

21 October 2014

November is “Stuff the Turkey Month” at Helpline House, a time when the organization looks for extra help from the community to stock its food bank for the winter months and provide hearty holiday meals for Bainbridge Island neighbors in...

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Islanders Mosey on Down the Sound to Olympics Trail Route

21 October 2014

The 60-some people who showed up for the Sound to Olympics Trail (STO) community walk/ride on Sunday saw the sun shining on the STO. Attendees got a warm break from the rain while touring the segment of Highway 305 from Winslow...

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Sensory Processing Part 3: Disorder Kids or a Disordered World?

21 October 2014

October is National Sensory Awareness Month. As part of this national education effort, Inside Bainbridge is publishing a series on Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), citing the latest research, information from experts in the field, and personal stories from parents, caregivers,...

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UPDATE—Traffic Advisory: Power Outage Cuts Stoplights Along Highway 305

20 October 2014

Updated at 3:26 p.m.: Power has been restored to most of the Island, and stoplights on Highway 305 are functioning normally. ____ A large power outage today at 1:59 p.m. east of Highway 305 cut the stoplights along the highway at Day...

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Photos of the Day: Battle Point Park Gets ‘Blair Witchy’

20 October 2014

Unless you’re afraid of mallards (anatideaphobic), Battle Point Park isn’t an especially scary place. That is until the Park District decided to decorate the nature trail around the secondary pond (just south of the duck pond) for the Halloween. When I...

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Unusual Bird Sighting at Battle Point Park

20 October 2014

There is certainly colorful bird life at Battle Point Park, but none quite so exotic as the macaw sighted there yesterday. His person, who preferred not to be named, told curious kids that her bird Geranimo (spelled with an a,...

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Astrology Weekly 10/19/14: Eclipse Means Chance for Rebirth

19 October 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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Letter to the Editor: More Trees Coming Down in Winslow & Short Notice for Public Input

19 October 2014

A new housing development is in the works for the mostly forested SW corner of Grow and Wyatt Way in Winslow. A developer would like to build 19 housing units on the mostly forested 4.5-acre parcel. Public meetings are required...

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Housing Resources Board, a Key Org. in Our Community, Turns 25

19 October 2014

Many Bainbridge Islanders have never heard of the Housing Resources Board. Of those who have, many have no idea what HRB does and guess it must be some sort of antiquated county agency. In fact, HRB is an essential service...

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Weather: A Very Rainy Week Ahead

19 October 2014

A warm sunny day today with temps drifting up to about 70 degrees F will give way to clouds tonight and at times heavy rain throughout the week. Here is the National Weather Service Forecast for Bainbridge Island: Sunday Partly...

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LA Times Calls Ferry Trip to Bainbridge Best Bang for Buck in Seattle Sightseeing

18 October 2014

Recent ferry bungles and breakdowns aside, that ride from the world to our little Island is pretty dreamy, especially when there are orcas about, as there were yesterday. We know it, and now Los Angelenos do too. A recent Los Angeles...

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Red Envelope Nonprofits: Get Your Half-Price Ad While the Gettin’s Good

18 October 2014

It’s that time of year again, and we want to help you get the support you need and deserve for your good work in our community. With over 3 million readers in three years and an audience that has climbed...

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A Record-Breaking Year for West Sound Wildlife Shelter

18 October 2014

by Cate McCaslin, Special Events & Development Coordinator at West Sound Wildlife Shelter It’s been a record-smashing year already at West Sound Wildlife Shelter. For fun (and to get a good idea about 2015) we decided to add up our...

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Walk or Bike the Downtown Leg of the Sound to Olympics Trail Sunday

17 October 2014

You’re invited to participate in a community walk/bike ride along what is to become the first major leg of the Bainbridge portion of the Sound to Olympics Trail (STO). Join the posse on Sunday, October 19, at 2 p.m. at...

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X Country by Jennifer Seely Wallach

Bainbridge X-Country Finishes in Top 3 at Lower Woodland Metro League Meet

17 October 2014

Yesterday afternoon, October 16, almost 400 cross country athletes gathered at Lower Woodland Park for a Metro League meet pittin Bainbridge against Bishop Blanchet, O’Dea (boys only), Seattle Prep, Lakeside, Eastside Catholic, and Holy Names (girls only). The Spartan girls...

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Letter to the Editor: Why Kids Need Recess

17 October 2014

I’ve been listening in on the national conversation about the amount of time that children spend at recess or in unstructured play and have come to believe that there is a big piece of the conversation that is missing. Some...

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Weekend on the Rock, October 17-19, 2014: Pumpkin Walk

17 October 2014

Here are Inside Bainbridge recommendations for the weekend of October 17-19, 2014: 1. Movie Matinee: Muppets Most Wanted When: Friday, 3:30-5:20 p.m. Where: Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N Why: It’s hard to think of an actor who wasn’t in this...

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