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    More Ferry Terminal Upgrades to Start This Week

    The inside of the Bainbridge ferry terminal got a makeover in 2014. More than $4.5 million were spent on seismic upgrades to the 1955 building, bathroom enlargements, and other cosmetic fixes. Washington State Ferries reports that now a contractor will be working...

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  • BARN Closer to Raising Its Permanent Roof—See the Design

    The Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network, or BARN, which has been operating out of rented space in Rolling Bay, is well on its way to creating a permanent home for the work and collaboration of its many, skilled members. BARN spokesperson Carolyn Goodwin said the...

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    Tacoma Back in Service Starting Today

    After about 8 months of being sidelined, the Washington State Ferries’ Tacoma is finally back in service as of today, March 28, on the Seattle-Bainbridge route. The ferry was pulled from service in July of 2014 after suddenly losing power on its...

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    City Recognizes Long-Time Service of 5 Employees

    Five City of Bainbridge Island staff members were honored this week for their long-term service to the City. They were recognized this week by City Manager Doug Schulze who awarded them with special certificates, talked about them during the City Council meeting, and...

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    School District Selects New Director of Special Services

    The Bainbridge Island School District has selected Diane Leonetti as its new executive director of Special Services, effective July 1, 2015. Leonetti has a long history of service to District students with special needs and their families. In addition to...

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Bainbridge Man Sentenced for Sexual Abuse of Daughter & Stepson

24 March 2015

A former Bainbridge Island resident plead guilty yesterday, March 23, in Kitsap Superior Court to two felony counts of child molestation. Judge Kevin D. Hull sentenced the white male, 51, to just under 7.5 years for child molestation in the...

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Poll: What Should Go in the Storyville Spot on Winslow Way?

24 March 2015

After keeping a prime property on Winslow Way vacant for over three years, Storyville Coffee officially put the retail site back on the market yesterday, March 23. Judging by reader reaction (see our Facebook page) to our Storyville story announcing that the space...

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Where on the Island? Cinematically Bainbridge

25 March 2015

These luminously cinematic images of two old Bainbridge Island homes suggest an earlier era. Thank you to Marilynn Gottlieb for sharing these stunning photographs, taken in two different locations on Bainbridge. Do you recognize them? Tell us where on the Island they...

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Storyville Selling Its Spot in Heart of Downtown

23 March 2015

After years of sitting empty, the 6600-square-foot retail spot in the center of Winslow Way could now get a new owner or tenants. This afternoon, Doug Nelson of American Property hung a for sale sign on the spot that belongs to...

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City Calls for Help to Identify Source of Ongoing Illegal Dumping in Winslow

23 March 2015

In the last several weeks, City maintenance crews and Water Resource’s staff have responded to nearly a dozen identical illicit dumping incidents around the downtown area. Each incident has involved plastic produce bags that have been filled with what appears...

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Meet BIPD’s Four New Recruits

23 March 2015

The Bainbridge Island Police Department has just hired four new officers to replace those who retired this year. Joining the staff are lateral hires Kurt Enget, Bill Shields, and Chuck Kazer and new recruit Cameron Lewis. Enget and Shields started on...

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BHS Grad and UNICEF Fellow Reminds Us to Honor World Tuberculosis Day

24 March 2015

Today, March 24, is World Tuberculosis Day, whether you knew there was such a thing or not. BHS grad Sylvia Stellmacher (’10), who is a Global Citizenship Fellow of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, reminds us why it matters and...

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Citizens Launch Petition to Protect Off-Leash Dog Rights at Pritchard Park

23 March 2015

A petition campaign was launched yesterday afternoon, March 22, requesting that the City of Bainbridge Island (COBI) stipulate off-leash dog hours in its land transfer to the Park District. COBI is transferring ownership of Pritchard Park, which includes rare public...

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Police Chief Says “No Winners Here” in BHS Teacher Misconduct Investigation

19 March 2015

Bainbridge Island Police Department (BIPD) Chief Matt Hamner confirmed today that no arrests have been made in the investigation into alleged inappropriate conduct between a Bainbridge High School teacher and a student. The investigation was launched February 25 after BHS Principal Mary...

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Bainbridge Rope Skippers Take Firsts at Season’s Kick off Tournament

24 March 2015

by Tony Johnson The Bainbridge Island Rope Skippers (BIRS) hosted their annual BIRS Invitational Tournament on March 7, the first jump rope event of the competitive season. Five teams competed, with representatives from the Seattle area, Oregon, and British Columbia....

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Work-Party & Kilmer Speech Commemor- ation for 73rd Anniversary of Exclusion

23 March 2015

Seventy-three years ago, Japanese American residents of Bainbridge Island were forced to leave their homes and board a ferry that would take them on the first leg of a long journey to concentration camps around the country for the duration...

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Bainbridge Island Chevron Set to Close

18 March 2015

The Chevron station on Hildebrand Lane at the southwest corner of Highway 305 and High School Road will close at the end of this month, its final day March 30. Brown Bear Car Wash, which acquired the station from a...

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Yoga Man to Reappear in a New, Highly Visible Island Location

21 March 2015

Remember the giant Yoga Man in perpetual vrksasana pose on Blakely Rock visible from the Bainbridge-Seattle ferry? After the 11-foot-plus 1,500-pound granite statue tumbled from its perch on September 8 of 2013, it went into seclusion. But now Yoga Man will...

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Judge Finds Elder Abuse and HUD Violation at Winslow Arms Apartments

12 March 2015

In a packed courtroom on Tuesday, March 10, Bainbridge Island Municipal Court Judge Sara McCulloch concluded a two-day hearing with a sharp rebuke of both the in-house manager and overseeing management company of Winslow Arms Apartments for violating at least...

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Weekend on the Rock, March 27-29, 2015: Spring Break

27 March 2015

There’s not much going on, folks, other than SPRING BREAK!!!! Here are Inside Bainbridge’s few recommendations for the weekend of March 27-29, 2015, for those of you who aren’t in Florida: 1. Insurgent at Bainbridge Cinemas When: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday,...

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In Memory of Two Bainbridge Girls, Two Doctors Ask for Your Help to Fight Cancer

26 March 2015

Not that long ago, Hannah Hunt and Katie Gerstenberger were two lovely, lively girls growing up on Bainbridge. Hunt loved animals, especially the family’s dogs and cats. She was a dancer and a soccer and tennis player. Gerstenberger, who lived...

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Warm, Cloudy Weather Through the Weekend

26 March 2015

Today’s temperature is expected to get as high as 65 degrees. The National Weather Service says the fog will slowly roll out, leaving a partly sunny, pretty idyllic day. But then tomorrow late morning we’ll have a 30 percent chance of rain...

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Police Blotter 3/25/15: Attack of the Drone

25 March 2015

POLICE BLOTTER March 24 Found Backpack. A person found a black backpack that washed up on the beach. Officer Erik Peffer found identification inside and a receipt from the 22nd. The Bremerton police were contacted and they knew the owner...

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Letter to the Editor: Doggedly Addressing the City Council

23 March 2015

Dear City Council Members: I apologize for not being able to make the meeting on Tuesday evening. I understand from the posted agenda that Council is still intent on passing an ordinance that makes it a punishable offense to walk...

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Spartonics Finish on Second-Place Alliance at Shorewood

22 March 2015

The Spartronics have done it again, climbing their way up the standings, getting selected for a high power alliance, and earning the chance to battle it out for the top spots at the Shorewood Districts Competition this weekend, March 20-22, in Shoreline....

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Is That a Radio Tower, or Are You Just Happy to See Me?

21 March 2015

Bainbridge Island City Manager Doug Schulze recently received FCC approval for a 10-year lease to operate an informational community radio station, at no cost, on two AM frequencies, 600kHz and 1700 kHz. Why two? Currently the City, working with Sustainable Bainbridge,...

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Celebrate the Past by Making Your Blakely Award Nominations Today

20 March 2015

The Blakely Awards honor historic preservation on the Island. They’re given each year (since 2011) to a Project of Excellence, an outstanding historic preservation or restoration project of significant value to the community, and a Preservation Leader, an individual who or organization that has...

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Photos of the Day: Mama Don’t Miss

20 March 2015

This Great Blue Heron in Eagle Harbor took her time and was rewarded with a fresh fish. She’ll need to fatten up quickly to have the energy to care for her soon-to-hatch brood in Winslow’s Lovell Avenue heronry, a colony that...

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Rick Wood Dies Unexpectedly, Community Starts GoFundMe Campaign for His Family

20 March 2015

Bainbridge Island resident Richard Wood died unexpectedly on Monday, March 16. You may recognize his familiar face as a vendor at the Winslow Farmers Market, where he sold fresh baked goods for years. The Bainbridge Island Farmers’ Market community said...

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Weekend on the Rock, March 20-22, 2015: Chorale and Babypants

20 March 2015

Here are Inside Bainbridge recommendations for the weekend of March 20-22, 2015: 1. Teen Avengers Movie Marathon When: Friday, 3:30-11:30 p.m., and Saturday, 12-11:30 p.m. Where: Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N Why: Just to clarify: This is about teens watching Avengers movies not about...

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Bainbridge Gymnasts Smell the Roses at Portland Meet

19 March 2015

by Lynn Brunelle Everything came up roses for the Bainbridge Island Boys Gymnastics team at the 14th annual Rose City Challenge in Portland on February 27 through March 1. The Level 4 team racked up team silver against a hard-hitting field of...

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Council Set to Pass Tamer Leash Law, Considers Off-Leash Trial at Pritchard

19 March 2015

At the March 24 City Council meeting, the Council will be voting on and likely passing a much softened version of their originally proposed dog leash law. At this week’s March 17 meeting, the Council had the chance to discuss...

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Bainbridge Schools Foundation Names New Director

19 March 2015

Bainbridge Schools Foundation (BSF) has named Mairead Shutt as its new Executive Director. Shutt replaces retiring Executive Director Vicky Marsing, who has held the position for the past eight years. Shutt comes to BSF from Islandwood, where she served in...

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Spartans Host Regatta in Eagle Harbor, Qualify for Gold Fleet at Districts

19 March 2015

by Christine Brown The Bainbridge High School (BHS) Sailing Team hosted the second North West Interscholastic Sailing Association regatta of the season last Saturday, March 14. The district qualifier in Eagle Harbor drew 16 teams from 10 schools, 3 from as far away...

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Police Blotter 3/18/15: Kid Almost Hit at Bus Stop

18 March 2015

POLICE BLOTTER March 16 Where’d I Leave My Gun? A man called police about a found gun. Officer Kurt Enget spoke with the man who told him that he commutes by bicycle from Bainbridge to Poulsbo. While he was riding...

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A Week of Bizarro Motor Vehicle Accidents

18 March 2015

Bainbridge Island always gets its fair share of motor vehicle accidents, but this past week saw a significant amount of the oddball variety. Maybe the solar storm or Hillary Clinton’s e-mails had an effect. The first strange accident happened on March 8. A...

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Correction: Former Ray’s Auto Manager to Serve 16 Months

18 March 2015

On March 14, we reported that Kevin Donald Norris was sentenced to 6 years in prison for five felony counts, including theft and jumping bail. An error on his sentencing document indicated that his 6-year sentence was not to be served...

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17 March 2015

Bored with Inside Bainbridge? We figure you must be, ’cause we are. Looking around at local news, there’s not a lot to get hot about. Fortunately and unfortunately, that will change, probably on a dime. So, right now, this moment,...

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Bainbridge Boys & Girls Club to Relocate and Double Its Size

17 March 2015

The Boys & Girls Club of Bainbridge Island is preparing to move to a larger location this spring. The new modern, kid-friendly space in the Coppertop Loop business park will give easy access from Sakai Intermediate and Woodward Middle Schools...

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