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October in the Garden: Protect Your Beds and Seed That Lawn

01 October 2014

by Carina Langstraat, Landscape Designer October is the time to protect your garden with a green cover crop and leaf mulch; seed your lawn; plant garlic; and hold off on pruning your hydrangeas and ornamental grasses. Plant Your “Green Manure” Green...

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New Map Shows Best Places to See Orcas in Puget Sound

30 September 2014

Resident orcas are expected in Puget Sound this week on the hunt for their primary food, salmon, which are returning to area rivers to spawn. Now the nonprofit organization Orca Network has published a map of good on-shore locations for...

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Police Blotter 9/30/14: Pot + “Salvia” = Not Good

30 September 2014

POLICE BLOTTER September 28 No License. At about 9:45 in the evening, Officers Victor Cienega and Jon Ledbetter ran data on a southbound vehicle on Madison. The vehicle turned west on Wyatt. The officers learned that the owner’s license was...

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CDC Confirms First U.S. Ebola Case

30 September 2014

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has confirmed the first-ever case of an Ebola diagnosis in the United States. According to NPR, a patient is currently hospitalized in seclusion in Dallas, Texas, following a positive test result for the Ebola virus....

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Lacking Key Information, City Council Divided on Public Safety Building(s)

30 September 2014

At the September 23 City Council meeting, opinions about where a new police station should be located were, if you’ll pardon the pun, all over the map. The preferences from City staff, councilmembers, and the public ranged from (a) co-locating...

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IB’s Top Ten Stories in September 2014

30 September 2014

Here are the most-read stories Inside Bainbridge published in September, 2014, in descending order: Bainbridge Teacher Michael Anderson Dies Whistleblower Tells What Really Happened to the Tacoma Ferry and Why It Could Happen Again Three-Year-Old Girl and Father Fall off...

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Bainbridge Woman Hospitalized from Dog Park Hit and Run Speaks out

26 September 2014

On September 6 at about 12:45 in the afternoon, Karn Adams took her dog Trudi to Strawberry Hill Dog Park. It was their fourth or fifth visit to the new park, which opened officially at the end of July. Adams...

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As BISD Board Reviews Instructional Support Services, Parents Express Concern

28 September 2014

The September 25th Bainbridge Island School District School Board meeting was largely dedicated to the review conducted by the Puget Sound Educational Service District of the district’s Instructional Support Services. PSESD’s Dr. Laura Matson summarized the findings of their report...

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12,000 Eyeballs a Day: Half-Priced Ad Deals Now for All One Call Orgs

29 September 2014

Calling all One Call for All nonprofits and those who value and support them! We love what you do, and we want to help you get the support you deserve during red envelope season. As Bainbridge Island’s number one news and...

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School District Deactivates Stops on 16 Bus Routes: Check Your Schedule

28 September 2014

Friday afternoon, Bainbridge Island School District Communications Specialist Galen Crawford sent out an e-mail to school families about a revision to bus schedules. Crawford explained that the Transportation Department had spent two weeks “reviewing and revising bus schedules and routes.”...

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Letter to the Editor: Stark Consider- ations for the Future of Bainbridge Island

27 September 2014

Bainbridge Island’s Comprehensive Plan has recently begun its periodic mandate of review and updating. The Comp Plan is required by the State’s Growth Management Act. In basic terms, it sets forth a number of goals and policies that are intended...

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Holy Heart Failure Batman! Navy Growlers Buzz Bainbridge Thursday Night

19 September 2014

[Updated at 1:57 p.m. September 19.] Last night, September 18, at approximately 8:15 roaring plane noise and bright lights jolted Bainbridge residents onto their feet. Some ran outside, others attempted to comfort children awakened by the sound, and still others...

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Burglary at Commodore Area Home Believed to Be the Work of Professionals

27 September 2014

Thursday, September 25, residents of the Commodore neighborhood on Jeanette Place returned home at about 8:20 in the evening to find their house had been burglarized. A large bedroom window secured shut with a wooden pole had been forced out...

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Bainbridge Police Identify Suspect in Illegal Entry of Wing Point Home and Assault

25 September 2014

On February 24 of this year a Wing Point Way couple awoke at 1:30 in the morning to the sounds of someone in their home. The husband went downstairs and found a man in his kitchen rifling through his wife’s...

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Boat with 150 Gals. of Gasoline Sinks at Marina—Quick Action Saves the Day

01 October 2014

On September 27 some good decision making and swift action helped contain the damage from a sunken boat. The 35-foot Silverton motor yacht had been entering Eagle Harbor a little before 3 in the afternoon. There were 7 adults and...

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Sensory Processing Disorder Part 1: Defining It

01 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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Navigate Your Bainbridge Tomorrow: Five Ways to Participate

30 September 2014

Tomorrow, October 1, from 7-9 p.m., you are invited to speak your mind about the course currently being set for Bainbridge through the Comprehensive Plan Update. Comprehensive Plans are a sort of sea chart for the direction a community will take...

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At Nike XC Pre-Nationals, Spartan Keith Carlson Runs a Fast 5K, Places 26th

29 September 2014

One hundred and twenty high school and 33 middle school cross country teams from eight western states attended the Nike Pre-Nationals at the Portland Meadows Race Track in Portland this past Saturday, September 27. Bainbridge sent 22 athletes to the meet, many...

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Astrology Weekly 9/28/14: Choose Your Delusion, Get Clarity

28 September 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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Spartan Football Butts the Ingraham Rams, 34-20

27 September 2014

Last night, September 26, at the Northwest Athletic Complex, the Spartans got the best of Ingraham with a decisive 34-20 win that favored the Spartans’ passing game over the rushing emphasis of the Rams. Bainbridge got on the scoreboard in...

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X-Country Wins at Lower Woodland, Shows Key Time Improvements at Garfield Meet

27 September 2014

The Spartans won the September 18 Cross Country meet at Lower Woodland, beating out Seattle Prep, West Seattle, Roosevelt, Cleveland, and Chief Sealth in both men’s and women’s 5,000 meter races. In the men’s race, the Spartans finished with a...

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Update: Road Alert—Fallen Power Line and Big Stuck Truck Close Arrow Point Drive

26 September 2014

Update: As of 5:05 p.m. the roadway was cleared. ___________ This afternoon, September 26, at approximately 3:55 Bainbridge Island firefighters responded to a fallen power line across Arrow Point Drive at the bottom of the hill between Miller Road and the...

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Photos of the Day: Red Envelope Stuffers!

26 September 2014

Volunteers are busy today stuffing those familiar red envelopes for the annual One Call for All fundraising campaign. Established in 1960, One Call for All supports more than 90 local non-profit organizations on Bainbridge Island. One hundred percent of contributions...

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Weekend on the Rock September 26-28, 2014: Harvest Fair, Crab Feed, and Eli West

26 September 2014

Here are Inside Bainbridge recommendations for the weekend of September 26-28, 2014: 1. The Salon—A Forum for Conversation When: Friday, 1:30-3 p.m. Where: Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N Why: The topic is “What’s the Role of Virtue in Society Today?”...

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UPDATE: Amber Alert Cancelled for 2 Year Old Kidnapped by Man Who Made Death Threats

24 September 2014

UPDATE: The Amber Alert was cancelled about an hour after it was issued when the boy and the suspected abductor were located. An Amber Alert has been issued for a two-year-old La Conner child believed to be in the company...

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Poll: Does a Perceived ‘Culture of the Exceptional’ Prevail on Bainbridge?

24 September 2014

A report by the Puget Sound Educational Service District and commissioned by the Bainbridge Island School District (BISD) found that the district focuses on and excels at nurturing high achievement but falls short in supporting achievement among its special education, low-income, and bilingual...

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Helpline House Loses Its Milk Money?

24 September 2014

Earlier this month Helpline House quietly announced on its message whiteboard that it would no longer be offering milk in its food bank. The announcement generated a small flurry of concern on Bainbridge, with some talking on Facebook about creating...

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Frogs Re-Released Downtown After BIDA Gets a Big Jump from Auction

24 September 2014

Karin Lehotsky, the organizer of the Frogs on the Rock Gala Auction held September 13 at the Boundy Farm, is hopping with excitement over the event’s success. She said that, by auctioning off the 36 artist-designed frogs displayed over the...

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Review Findings: BISD Supports ‘Achievers,’ Leaves Special Needs Behind

24 September 2014

A report prepared by the Puget Sound Educational Service District that will be presented to the public Thursday night, September 25, praises the quality of general education provided by the Bainbridge Island School District and calls the staff dedicated, caring,...

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Cause of Death Determined for German Shepherds Found at Stottlemeyer Trailhead

23 September 2014

The Kitsap Humane Society (KHS) has released results from necropsy evaluations of the two German Shepherds whose bodies were discovered Saturday morning at the Stottlemeyer Trailhead. According to Dr. Jen Stonequist, cause of death for both dogs appears consistent with...

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Police Blotter 9/23/14: The Clue of the Long Blond Hair

23 September 2014

POLICE BLOTTER September 21 Warrant but No License, Registration, Insurance. At 5:24 in the evening, Officer Jon Bingham observed a vehicle driving north on Miller. He ran the plate and determined it had been sold in April. He stopped the...

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Photos of the Day: Aquatics Center Float Float Night

23 September 2014

While the big kids were hosting homecoming last Friday night (handily beating Everett), the younger set bobbed in the pool at the Bainbridge Island Aquatics Center for Float Float Night. Root beer floats were on tap, tube floaters were in...

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Letter to the Editor: Proposed Police Oversight Plan Lacks Independence

23 September 2014

Our city council will consider another police oversight proposal Tuesday night. Islanders for Collaborative Policing does not support it.  We’ve made two really positive steps, as a city, in terms of police oversight this year. First, we’ve recognized the importance...

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Ask a Cop: Police Training and Mental Illness, Violence, & Guns

23 September 2014

This is the second article in our new series Ask a Cop. Send your questions for the Bainbridge Island Police to contact@insidebainbridge.com. We’ll get your answers and post them here. This month’s questions were submitted by Islander Jacquelin Konis. Detective Aimee LaClaire and...

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