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    Passing: William Brewer 1926-2015

    William E. Brewer (Bill) passed away June 27, 2015, at age 89. Mostly of Scottish decent, William was born in 1926 in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of Elizabeth and Clarence, and stepfather Arthur. His siblings were Charles, Arthur, and...

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    BIPD Asks for Public Compliance to Fireworks Ban but Will Enforce

    This afternoon the Bainbridge Fire Department issued a ban on discharging consumer fireworks, in effect for the July 4th season. The ban is a response to historic hot, dry weather conditions and low fuel moistures, which have already led to...

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    Fireworks Banned on Bainbridge for Season

    [Updated at 4:04 p.m. and 5:52 p.m., June 29, 2015.] At about 3 p.m. today the City of Bainbridge Island (COBI) announced that the Bainbridge Island Fire Department (BIFD) has banned personal-use fireworks, effective immediately. The ban is a response...

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    Weather: A Hot Dry Week and Fourth Ahead

    Sunny skies and hot temperatures are predicted in our area for the foreseeable future, with no rain in the forecast. On Saturday, July Fourth, temps are expected to reach the low 80s. Because of record dry conditions, the Bainbridge Island...

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    Animal Tales: Got Puppy Power?

    by Melissa Byrd of PAWS of Bainbridge Island and N. Kitsap and Kitsap Humane Society Thank you Paws & Fins Pet Shop for sponsoring our weekly Animal Tales feature. Got puppy power? Peanut does. This little guy is a one-year-old...

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Following Recent Brush Fires, BIFD Asks You to ‘Be Very Careful and Very Vigilant’

29 June 2015

Although thunderstorms moved through over the weekend, Bainbridge Island Assistant Fire Chief Jared Moravec said this morning, June 29, “In a nutshell, they didn’t produce enough precipitation to fill a nutshell.” He added, “It’s still extremely dry. We’re asking people to...

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All-Comers Summer Track Meets Start Next Week

29 June 2015

The first Kiwanis All-Comers Track Meet of the 2015 season is Monday evening, July 6, at 6:30 at the Bainbridge High School track. Initiated by Jim Whiting two decades ago, this community tradition features races from 50 to 400 meters,...

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Protection Island Wildlife Refuge a Precious Haven in Our Midst (w/ Photo Gallery)

28 June 2015

About 7 miles west of Port Townsend at the entrance to Discovery Bay is a remarkable 364-acre (half square-mile) land mass that despite its modest size serves as the nesting ground for nearly three-quarters of Puget Sound’s seabirds. If Protection...

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PSE’s Energy Efficiency Advice During Heat Wave

28 June 2015

Puget Sound Energy has more than 1.1 million electricity customers. As temperatures climb into the 90s, the company is encouraging those many customers to be energy conscious. PSE reports that excessive heat puts extra demands on the power grid but says our region...

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Letter to the Editor: Support a Revenue Neutral Carbon Tax

28 June 2015

The science is clear. Climate change is happening now and threatens our future. Impacts include epic storms, flooding, deepening drought, and wildfires. Ocean acidification threatens sea life. In Washington State we now have a solution: I-732, a revenue neutral carbon...

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Eagle Harbor Student’s Scrap Metal Sculpture to Take Flight at Auction

26 June 2015

Greg Millican is only 17 but he’s already got a reputation on the Island as a metal artist. He won a student art show for a metal hand he made. Then he took First Place in 3D Sculpture for his...

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Julie Goldsmith Retires from BISD

27 June 2015

Bainbridge Island School District (BISD) Associate Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction Julie Goldsmith is retiring after seven years of service. Wilkes Principal Sheryl Belt will assume the position on July 1. “Traditionally school board meetings are a venue for recognizing...

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Islanders Gather at The Pub to Celebrate Pride Proclamation

26 June 2015

by Christina Albrect Tinling Even before today’s momentous SCOTUS decision clarifying full Constitutional rights for LGBTQ couples, the Island’s queer community was already basking in its own local legal affirmation. Tuesday night, June 23, members of the Island’s BLGTQ community...

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Poll: Should Hildebrand and Ericksen Be Connected for Thru Traffic?

24 June 2015

With the new police and court facility planned on Madison Avenue adjacent to City Hall, the key north-south Winslow artery will experience even more traffic and slowdowns. Indeed, many wonder how police vehicles will safely maneuver through downtown. With Madison further burdened, some...

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25 June 2015

It’s just one day away: the Bainbridge Rotary Auction and Rummage Sale. Map out your attack, get to Woodward Middle School early Saturday morning (the event starts at 8 a.m.), and bring water. It’s going to be a scorcher. Here’s your...

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Think You Don’t Need to Hear This? Your Pet Can Die in Your Car Within Minutes

25 June 2015

It takes only minutes for a pet left in a vehicle on a warm day to succumb to heatstroke and suffocation, even in the shade with the windows cracked. On a 78-degree day, for example, temperatures in a car parked...

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Two Bainbridge Accidents Highlight Mowing/Trimming Dangers

24 June 2015

Lawn mowing can be a dangerous business. Two Bainbridge incidents from the past week highlight the potential dangers of mowers and powered lawn tools and the need to exert caution. On June 18, a woman parked her car at her place of...

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Police Blotter 6/24/15: Why You Don’t Want a Shark Buoy

24 June 2015

POLICE BLOTTER June 23 Delayed Report of Accident. A woman called the station to talk about an accident that had occurred two hours earlier. She told Officer Jon Ledbetter that at about 12:45 p.m. she was in the left turn...

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Citizens Petition City to Fire Branding Firm and Hire Local Talent

22 June 2015

[Updated 5:04 p.m. June 22, 2015—see boldface below] Bainbridge Island resident Nicole Oliver has launched a petition requesting that the City of Bainbridge Island (COBI) terminate its current branding effort with the firm Arnett Muldrow & Associates and instead seek local input....

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Weather: Urgent Fire Warning with Possibly Abundant Lightning

27 June 2015

The National Weather Service has issued an urgent red flag warning for this afternoon, June 27, through Sunday night. The warmest temperatures of the year so far will fuel already extremely dry conditions and create an unstable air mass that...

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Love Is Love Gay Marriage Community Celebration

26 June 2015

Friday’s Supreme Court ruling that same-sex couples have a Constitutional right to marriage struck a resounding chord for civil rights. This evening citizens are gathering on Bainbridge in celebration of the historic event at an impromptu family-friendly party at Waterfront...

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Weekend on the Rock, June 26-28, 2015: Rotary

26 June 2015

Here are Inside Bainbridge recommendations for the weekend of June 26-28, 2015: 1. Fairy House Workshop with Ann Lovejoy When: Friday, 10-11:30 a.m. Where: Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N. Why: Kids ages 6 and up make fairy housing on...

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Weather: Excessive Heat Watch and Possible Thunderstorm

25 June 2015

The National Weather Service has issued an urgent weather message about an excessive heat watch in the greater Puget Sound region starting Friday afternoon through late Saturday night. Temperatures are expected to rise into the high 80s to low 90s...

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Bainbridge Bio Blitz Documents 454 Species on One Day

25 June 2015

The first Bainbridge Bio Blitz brought to you by your friendly Land Trust put more than 100 volunteers to work on May 30th. For 12 hours, the volunteers combed through several Land Trust conservation lands to identify as many species...

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JAWS Bites Back on Bainbridge After 40 Years

25 June 2015

Spoiler alert: There are plot giveaways in the following article. Bainbridge Cinemas’ special theatrical run of the legendary 1975 JAWS this Tuesday and Wednesday nights played to full and enthusiastic audiences in commemoration of the film’s 40th anniversary. Viewers ran the...

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Letter to the Editor: Fireworks Should Be Restricted to Professional Oversight

24 June 2015

Let’s all be safe this Fourth! With forest fires raging across the West and higher than normal temps coming to the Northwest, are we really going to allow fireworks? Having fought fires caused by fireworks and seen such tragic loss,...

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Letter to the Editor: City Should Have Been More Transparent and Inclusive with Branding

24 June 2015

I am writing in response to Inside Bainbridge’s stories on June 15, 2015, “Firm Presents Branding Package Proposal: What They Were Thinking,” and June 17, 2015, “Branding Process Not Clear Cut,” in which IB point out the consultant’s proposed crest...

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Who Are Your Friends & Neighbors to Serve on City Boards, Committees, & Commissions?

23 June 2015

At tonight’s (June 23) City Council meeting, the Council will be asked to approve the appointments and reappointments of 23 Bainbridge Islanders to City boards, commissions, and committees. Following a March 2015 call for volunteer participation in the advisory groups to fill vacancies, 32 people...

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Garden Conservancy Opens 6 Local Private Gardens to Oglers June 28

23 June 2015

The annual Garden Conservancy’s Open Days fundraiser invites the curious into the secret gardens of private homes. On June 28, you will gain access to four Bainbridge gardens and two across the Bridge for just $7 each. Short on cash?...

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Photos of the Day: Into the Mouths of Babes

23 June 2015

With their awesome aerial agility, barn swallows are a delight to watch. And if you’ve ever been buzzed by them, it’s quite an experience to feel the air move a feather’s length away from your skin as they fly by with...

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Police Blotter 6/22/15: Paint Night Fallout

22 June 2015

POLICE BLOTTER June 15 Wood Avenue Speeders. A woman requested a speed monitoring sign on Wood Avenue. She said there are regular speeders along that stretch due to the fact that there is no speed limit sign posted. She suspects...

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BCF Gives Almost $200K to 48 Nonprofits Serving Bainbridge

22 June 2015

The Bainbridge Community Foundation’s funding cycle just ended. During the 2015 grants cycle, BCF gave $195,202 in total funding to 48 nonprofits serving Bainbridge Island. Funding happened across all sectors, with the greatest amount, 38 percent, going to Health, Housing, and...

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Murray and Kilmer Vow to Protect 100,000 Acres of Olympic Wilderness

20 June 2015

Earlier this month, on June 4, Senator Patty Murray and Representative Derek Kilmer introduced the Wild Olympics Wilderness & Wild and Scenic Rivers Act to protect more than 126,500 acres of Olympic National Forest as wilderness. The act will also protect 19 rivers...

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BARN Gets a $500K Birkenfeld

20 June 2015

BARN keeps raising money and expectations. The Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network made news when it announced it had raised $4.5 million of the $7.5 million it needs to build its permanent home. It made news again when it announced that world-renowned architect...

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Spartan Rowers Place 6th at Nationals

19 June 2015

by Peggy Musselwhite Bainbridge Island’s high school rowers placed among the top crews in the nation during an intense weekend of rowing at the 2015 USRowing Youth National Championships last weekend, June 12–14, in Sarasota, Florida. The Girls Lightweight Four...

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Hey, Landlubbers and Salty Dogs Alike: Boater’s Fair Comes Ashore Tomorrow

19 June 2015

The annual Bainbridge Island Boater’s Fair lands at Waterfront Park tomorrow, June 20, which happens to be National Marina Day. The goal of the fair is to entice you to partake in the many boating activities available on an Island and...

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Photo of the Day: Islanders Mourn for Emanuel AME Dead

19 June 2015

Yesterday, June 18, Islanders gathered to mourn the nine people killed in the shooting at Emanuel AME in Charleston, South Carolina. A gunman opened fire at a prayer meeting at the Charleston church on Wednesday. The Islanders gathered for the prayer vigil at Cedar’s Unitarian...

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Weekend on the Rock, June 19-21, 2015: Strawberry Fest, Boating Fest, Film Fest

19 June 2015

Hold on to your Strawberry Festival tiaras, folks. It’s going to be a busy weekend. Here are Inside Bainbridge recommendations for the weekend of June 19-21, 2015: 1.  Donation Drop-offs for 54th Annual Bainbridge Rotary Auction & Rummage Sale When:...

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Bainbridge Bakers Reopens Under New Ownership

18 June 2015

Wondering what recent activity in the Winslow Green Bainbridge Bakers location is about? To the Island institution’s many fans, the fact that Bainbridge Bakers is reopening will be very welcome news indeed. Four partners purchased the business from former owner...

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