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Porch Lights on: National Night Out Moves to Town Square (with Pie Toss)

30 July 2015

The annual free-food, free-information, free-fun event sponsored by the Bainbridge Island Police Department and local businesses to raise awareness about crime, crime prevention, and preparedness won’t be at Sakai this year as it has the previous two years. As it...

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The Best Zucchini Bread Recipe

30 July 2015

It’s zucchini season, which for my family means zucchini bread. This recipe is my mother’s, and I don’t know where she got it, but I’ve never had better zuc bread anywhere. Yeah, I know I’m making another grand claim for...

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Police Blotter 7/28/15: Man Steals to Avoid Being Caught for Stealing

28 July 2015

POLICE BLOTTER July 25 Mutually Harassing Neighbors. A man called 911 to report harassment. Officer Dale Johnson met him at the front door of his apartment. The man said he is being harassed by his neighbor. He said he recently...

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sandwich signs by Ann Knight

Bainbridge’s Dagwood-Sized Sandwich Sign Spread

29 July 2015

You may be too young to remember the comic strip Blondie and character Dagwood’s super-sized, multilayer sandwiches. But take it on faith that Dagwood is an apt adjective to describe the size of the Island’s spread of sandwich boards or a-frame signs. Reader...

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Project Backpack

Project Backpack 2015 Needs Your Packing Help

27 July 2015

For 14 years Helpline House has managed Project Backpack, an effort to make sure kids in need on the Island get school supplies. Since 2000, nearly 1,400 students in need have started the school year with community assistance. Last year’s Project Backpack alone...

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From BI to Zutphen and Back Again: David Cohen Captures a Different Life in Photos

27 July 2015

Island photographer David Cohen spent 13 months in 2012 and 2013 abroad with his family in Zutphen, Netherlands. Somewhere along the way he decided to take a photo per day to document his experience. The result is an 820-page electronic book...

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Grab a Growler to Go This Fall at T&C

28 July 2015

Growler bar is perhaps not what you were thinking when you envisioned the T&C remodel, but that vision is part of the plan. T&C Markets Beer and Wine Spirits Specialist Don Thornton confirmed that, ideally sometime in September, the 8-tap fill-‘er...

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Scam Alert: The IRS Is Not Really out to Get You

29 July 2015

The messages are usually pre-recorded. They tell you that you owe money to the IRS and that the IRS is going to file a lawsuit against you or put a lien on your property. And they’re completely untrue. Bainbridge Police Chief...

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Animal Tales: Electrocuted and Left for Dead, Cat Shocks PAWS Staff with His Resilience

25 July 2015

by Melissa Byrd of PAWS of Bainbridge Island and N. Kitsap Thank you Paws & Fins Pet Shop for sponsoring our weekly Animal Tales feature. Just when you think you’ve heard it all, something comes along to blow you away....

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Photo of the Day: A Tale of Two Boats and a City

24 July 2015

Before conjuring back some rain on the Rock today, Bainbridge Island photographer Pete Saloutos took this early morning shot of the Masters Rowers on serene Eagle Harbor waters, backed by ferry and Seattle skyline. Nice way to start the day. Thanks...

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Wildlife Shelter Goes MacGyver to Fix Eagle’s Fractured Beak

24 July 2015

by Alicia Bye, DVM Fractures are one of the most common injuries we see at the West Sound Wildlife Shelter. We see simple and complicated fractures. We know what we can fix at the Shelter and how to do so, and...

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The Chip Seal Deal Is Sealed: Which Roads Will Get the Treatment

26 July 2015

Tuesday night, Public Works Director Barry Loveless asked the City Council to approve a contract with Doolittle Construction for about $626,000 for chip sealing. Chip seal is a way to extend the life of a road by combining asphalt emulsion with finely...

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Waterfront Park

$500K Grant for Waterfront Park, but Estimated Project Costs Go Up (and Down)

26 July 2015

At least two members of the City Council were confused Tuesday night (July 21) after Public Works Director Barry Loveless’s presentation on the Waterfront Park upgrade budget. Loveless was asking the Council for an increase of $500,000 to the project budget....

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Owen’s Playground Rocks: Photo Gallery

25 July 2015

Owen’s Playground, the inclusive, barrier-free playground being built on Weaver, rocked out this week when artist Andre Pomeroy brought giant boulders from his quarry in Marblemount to help define the park space. On Monday, July 20, the first of three loads...

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Andrew Malinak

Swimmer to Circumnavigate Island for AAB Without Assistance or Wetsuit

30 July 2015

On August 8 Seattle marathon swimmer Andrew Malinak will attempt to swim all the way around Bainbridge, a distance of 25.5 miles. There are no recorded attempts or successes of such a swim. Malinak will follow Marathon Swimming Federation rules for unassisted swims,...

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Matuto at Battle Point Tonight: Raucous, Danceable Forró and Bluegrass

29 July 2015

At tonight’s (July 29) plein air concert at Battle Point Park, the band Matuto will serve up some Brazilian style forró mixed with American bluegrass. Matuto started with the collaboration of guitarist Clay Ross who received a Fulbright grant to perform in Brazil...

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school mailbox by Chad Kainz

Letter to the Editor: Suzuki Property Should Be a BISD Swap

29 July 2015

At the last City Council Meeting July 21, 2015, the City Council voted to remove the “Fair Market Value” requirement from the Suzuki property sale. Why should Islanders lose money on the sale of the one piece of land that is...

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KiDiMu & Coates: New Interactive Solar Installation in the Works

24 July 2015

There’s a new exhibit in the works at KiDiMu, and it is going to be the result of a collaboration between Coates Design Architects and community kids, supported by a kickoff grant from the D.V. and Ida J. McEachern Charitable...

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Weekend on the Rock, July 24-26, 2015: Gina Salá, The Weather Machine

23 July 2015

Here are Inside Bainbridge recommendations for the weekend of July 24-26, 2015: 1. Summer Movie Matinee: Annie When: Friday, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Where: Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N Why: Because there’s got to be a morning after. No—wait. I mean, the sun will...

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sakai lake by Julie Hall

Parks District Closes on Sakai Property, Gets Low-Interest Financing

23 July 2015

Yesterday, July 22, the Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Parks and Recreation District closed on the purchase of the Sakai family property. This followed BIMPRD’s securing of funding for the purchase on July 9. Standard and Poor’s recently awarded BIMPRD a AA credit...

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The Meeks by Sarah Lane

Bainbridge Dad and Daughter to Be Honored by Coast Guard Tomorrow

23 July 2015

The evening of August 31, 2014, Island father-daughter team Sean and Grace Meek were calmly fishing near Blakely Rock off Eagle Harbor. But within the next hour the two would have helped rescue eight people and a dog who were in...

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Spartan Senior Greg Shea on his way to one of 5 goals against the Lakeridge Pacers (photo credit Sue Larkin/SoundLacrosse)

BHS LAX Coach Cody Bludorn Moving on to Collegiate Level in Chicago

22 July 2015

Cody Bludorn has been the Bainbridge Boys Lacrosse Co-Head Coach for the past five years. Now he’s moving on to the collegiate level as First Assistant Coach for Men’s Lacrosse at Concordia University in Chicago. Under Bludorn’s and Varsity Head Coach Jack Visco’s leadership, the...

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UPDATE: BISD to Apply Capstone Herbicide Tuesday, 7/28, at Sakai

22 July 2015

[The date of herbicide application has been updated to reflect a change made by the BISD because of the rain.] The Bainbridge Island School District is required to alert the public when applying pesticides on school property. Representatives from the...

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Letter to the Editor: Coyotes Nabbing Small Dogs

22 July 2015

A word of caution to every small dog owner: I just heard of two troubling instances. In the first incident, on the north end, a coyote grabbed a small unleashed dog who was within 15 feet of its owner. This dog...

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Chickens by John Sydor

Photo of the Day: Why the Chicken Crossed the Road

22 July 2015

To get to the other slide. Reader John Sydor captured this shot of some busy hens down the hill from the playpark and T&C on Brien. Maybe they were looking for some more dangerous play equipment with a bigger thrill quotient. Or...

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Cynthia Lund

Passing: BHS Grad Cynthia Lund, 1953-2015

21 July 2015

Cynthia Jean Lund died June 25, 2015, in a hospice facility in Atlanta, Georgia, of colon cancer. She was 61. Lund was born November 25, 1953, on Bainbridge Island to Frances and Ed Lund. She graduated from Bainbridge High School in 1972. Growing...

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Horse in the Forest

Letter to the Editor: How to Interact with Horses in the Grand Forest or Other Island Parks

21 July 2015

The Grand Forest is such a beautiful recreational resource, almost unique, and widely utilized by walkers, dog walkers, runners, mountain bikers, mushroomers, and by us on our horses. We ride our horses in the Grand Forest almost daily. Horses are flight...

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01 Virginia V by Paul Brians

Views of the Island from the Virginia V (Photo Gallery)

21 July 2015

by Paul Brians Back in the 90s, before we had moved to the Island, my wife and I took the Virginia V steamer on a sail around Bainbridge. We’ve been talking about repeating the experience, and this year decided to...

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Caterpillar excavator by Sarah Lane

Photo of the Day: Cat Nap

20 July 2015

This 34,000-pound Caterpillar excavator decided to take a nap this afternoon, July 20, and crashed over onto its side at a Tiffany Meadows/Ferncliff work site. No one was injured. The operating crew did not look too happy as they inspected...

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Police Chief Hamner

Police Chief Takes a Breath, Finally

20 July 2015

June 10 was the 2-year work anniversary of Bainbridge Police Chief Matt Hamner. We sat down last week to reflect on everything that’s happened since his arrival on the Island. The first thing he said was, “I’m so happy. This...

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sundial by Sarah Lane

Photo of the Day: This Is Dedicated to the Sun I Love

19 July 2015

Today, June 19, the Battle Point Astronomical Association is hosting the dedication of their new sundial, on the hill beside the observatory. The event happens from 1 to 2:30 this afternoon. The observatory will be open for tours, and people can use...

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After 45 Years, Island Photographer Reunites with Mad Dogs, Englishmen in Concert and Rolling Stone

19 July 2015

Linda Wolf, a Bainbridge writer and photographer, has had more than her share of success. She is the founder of Teen Talking Circles, was a staff photographer for the Los Angeles Citywide Mural Project, helped found Women in Photography International, co-authored three...

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LiveScan by Sarah Lane

Police Get Their Prints Charming

18 July 2015

When the Bainbridge Island Police Department learned that the soonest they might be able to move into a proposed new public safety building on Madison was 2017, they decided to make some cosmetic and functional changes to their current digs....

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Former Council- member Solicits Donations for New Legal Challenge to SMP: Should You Pay?

17 July 2015

In June, former City Councilmember Bill Knobloch sent a letter to Bainbridge Island shoreline property owners that starts out with an apology: Knobloch says in the letter that he’s sorry he wasn’t still on Council last year because, if he had...

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