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Woman Drives Car into High School Road Storefront

23 April 2014

Today, April 23, just after 8 a.m., a woman parking in front of an unoccupied retail space on High School Road near Rite Aid, failed to stop. Her car jumped the curb and smashed into the front door, bending it...

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Police Blotter

BIPD Puts the Kibosh on the Police Blotter

22 April 2014

Although the Bainbridge Island Police have provided Bainbridge media with access to a media board for decades, they have just decided it will be no more. Police Chief Matt Hamner did not respond to our request for comment about the...

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Woodshop Fire off of Arrow Point Drive

22 April 2014

by Sarah Lane and Julie Hall The Bainbridge Island Fire Department (BIFD) responded to a 911 call at 5:54 p.m., April 22, on Manzanita Bay off of Arrow Point Drive. A Bainbridge Island resident had lit a fire in the...

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IslandWood Honored with Science Education Advocate Award

23 April 2014

IslandWood of Bainbridge Island has been selected as a recipient of the 2013-2014 Science Champions Science Education Advocate Awards, presented by Washington State Leadership and Assistance for Science Education Reform (LASER), a program co-led by Pacific Science Center and the...

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BHS’s Amanda Sellman to Play Water Polo for Division I Hartwick College

22 April 2014

Hartwick College, which is located in Oneonta, New York, and is ranked 16th nationally in NCAA Division I Water Polo, wanted BHS senior and powerhouse driver and passer Amanda Sellman to join their school and the Hawks Water Polo team,...

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Hey Bainbridge: What I Like About You

21 April 2014

Although we are painfully aware of our community’s collective shortcomings (from our “inside” view) we are more impressed each week and month and year with our town’s talent, intelligence, generosity, achievement, and commitment to community. Having lived on Bainbridge Island...

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Easter Caper: Winslow Egged!

21 April 2014

No yoke or white lie, an artist self-described as “IslandFemme” surprised downtown Winslow Easter morning with a public art exhibit of giant eggs hanging decoratively along Winslow Way from Town & County to Winslow Green, with a sneaker egg at...

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Grammy-Winning Okee Dokee Bros. Coming to Bloedel

21 April 2014

The Okee Dokee Brothers, a nature-loving, American folk music-playing duo, won the 2012 Grammy in the category of Best Children’s Music Album for their album Can You Canoe? These Grammy winners are coming to Bainbridge May 3 for a concert...

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Where on the Island? Psychedelic Secret

18 April 2014

Do you recognize this unusual Bainbridge Island treasure? It’s off the beaten path but memorable, so either you’ve seen it or you haven’t. It is hard to believe, but this is a photograph. Bainbridge Island photographer Marilynn Gottlieb said she had...

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Island Theatre Invites You to a Parent-Teacher Conference Showdown About Bullying

22 April 2014

Get ready for a parent-teacher conference like no other. Corryn wants to talk about her fifth-grade son’s suspension from school. His teacher Heather wants to avoid talking about it. Corryn won’t take no for an answer, and the clash that follows...

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Arms Around Bainbridge Wants Your Legs for the Ride to Remember Spin-a-Thon

21 April 2014

Arms Around Bainbridge, the organization that provides financial support to Islanders dealing with a health crisis, needs your legs. It’s time for the fundraising Ride to Remember Spin-a-Thon, a four-hour bike-in-place event led by four instructors, an event you will...

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Why This Mating Osprey Pair Is in a World of Trouble

15 April 2014

It’s that time again. Washington osprey, also known as fish hawks, fly back from their warm winter homes in Mexico or Central America and get busy breeding. If all goes well they return to the nest they left behind the...

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Park Board Votes to Make Strawberry Hill Site for Off-Leash Dogs

19 April 2014

The Bainbridge Island Parks and Recreation District Board voted unanimously Thursday night, April 17, to move forward with establishing an off-leash dog area at Strawberry Hill Park. The Board, which for several years has been holding public hearings about off-leash...

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Weather: Here Comes the Rain and I Say It’s Alright

21 April 2014

Here comes the rain. Drink up, Life. Here’s the National Weather Service forecast for Bainbridge Island: Monday Night An 80% likelihood of rain. Low around 44 degrees F. Light north-northeast wind becoming northeast 5 to 9 mph after midnight. Tuesday...

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Astrology Weekly 4/21/14: If It’s Broke, Don’t Fix It

21 April 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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Animal Tales: Mother and Son Rescued from a Bulldozer

19 April 2014

by Melissa Byrd of PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap Thank you Paws & Fins Pet Shop for sponsoring our weekly Animal Tales feature. Merry and Noel are a mother and son who came to us around Christmas time when...

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Crystal Springs Home Secure After Firefighters Work for Four Hours

18 April 2014

The house fire that began smoldering this morning around 9:30 on Crystal Springs Drive is finally out and the home is secure after Bainbridge firefighters spent over four hours pulling back layers of wall and flooring to identify the last...

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Big Fire Department Response to House on Crystal Springs Drive

18 April 2014

by Sarah Lane and Julie Hall The Bainbridge Island Fire Department responded to a report of a house on fire at 5609 Crystal Springs Drive this morning, April 18, at 9:35. The homeowner heard loud popping noises while in the...

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Weekend on the Rock April 18-20, 2014: Fame and Eggs

18 April 2014

Here are Inside Bainbridge recommendations for the weekend of April 18-20, 2014: 1. Composting Basics   When: Friday 1-2 p.m. Where: Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N. Why: Master Composter John Barutt gives you the dirt on . . . well, dirt. Meet...

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Spartan Sailors Take Swift Second in Port Angeles, Dodge Crab Pots Around Lopez Island

18 April 2014

by Christine Brown The Bainbridge High School sailing team blew into Port Angeles on Saturday, March 29, for a fleet race regatta. Seventeen Northwest high schools competed in light and shifting winds with some, including Bainbridge, fielding multiple teams composed...

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Ten Reasons You Should Go to the West Sound Wildlife Shelter Auction Dinner Gala

17 April 2014

Here are ten reasons you need to get tickets right now (the deadline is Monday, April 21) to attend the West Sound Wildlife Shelter’s biggest bash of the year—the awesome Call to the Wild Dinner and Auction fundraiser, Saturday, April 26:...

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Aaron Bludorn

BHS Grad Just Named Exec Chef at NYC’s Michelin-Starred Cafe Boulud

17 April 2014

Aaron Bludorn, who graduated from BHS in 2002, just achieved what in the food world is the equivalent of being named a department head at an Ivy League school: He is the new Executive Chef at a Michelin-starred restaurant, New...

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2014 Covered Bridge Varsity Girls 1st place medals rowing

Bainbridge Junior Rowing Team Takes Top Trophy at First Regatta of Spring Season

17 April 2014

by Peggy Musselwhite with Julie Hall The Bainbridge Island Junior Rowing Team (the high school team) powered their way to earn first place at the Covered Bridge Regatta last weekend in Eugene, Oregon, their first spring season regatta. Showing strength and...

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Four BISD Schools Honored with 2013 Washington Achievement Awards

17 April 2014

Washington Achievement Award recipients were announced yesterday, April 16, by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. The award is given to schools “selected using the state’s Accountability Index and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Flexibility Waiver,” or,...

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Andie Mackin

Bainbridge Downtown Association’s Andie Mackin Leaves to Work for Seattle’s Downtown

17 April 2014

Andie Mackin, the Executive Director of the Bainbridge Island Downtown Association, who helped keep downtown alive during the difficult sewer system upgrade project that tore up Winslow, who captained the revitalization of the downtown economy, and who positioned BIDA as...

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WA State on Manhunt for Accused Cult Leader Charged with 59 Felony Counts of Child Sex Abuse

16 April 2014

The Washington State Patrol is working with the Department of Homeland Security and the Pine County Minnesota Sheriff’s Office to apprehend Victor Arden Barnard, accused of felony sexual assault of two girls starting when they were each 12 years old...

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Look Both Ways

Both Sides in Visconsi Battle File Motions for Reconsideration

16 April 2014

Islanders for Responsible Development, the organization opposing the development and attendant tree removal at the northwest corner of 305 and High School, didn’t like Hearing Examiner Stafford Smith’s decision, which gave the go-ahead t0 the development. The Ohio-based Visconsi company didn’t...

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Police Blotter

Police Blotter 4/16/14: Creepy Pizza Delivery and IRS Fraud Extravaganza

16 April 2014

April 8 Creepy Pizza Delivery. Officer Mo Stich met with a woman about a suspicious male who had come down her driveway to deliver a pizza. She said that at on April 7 at around 7:15 in the evening, she and...

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Letter to the Editor: Making Lemonade from Hour Changes in New Teachers’ Contract

16 April 2014

When Life Gives You Lemons, Make Lemonade. In my run for BISD School Board Director this past fall one of the topics I ran on was the importance of foreign language instruction at the youngest age possible. At that time...

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Emergency Response to Winslow Biking Crash Slowed by Multiple Medic Calls

16 April 2014

A delayed response to a biking accident downtown today, April 16, had concerned citizens at the scene wondering when Bainbridge medics would arrive. At about 9:30 a.m. a 43-year-old man on a bicycle lost control, went over his handlebars, and...

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Interview with NASA Robotics Engineer Paulo Younse, Thursday’s BSF Breakfast Speaker

15 April 2014

This year the Bainbridge Schools Foundation Spring Breakfast features a NASA Robotics Engineer, quite fitting for a school district that champions STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) education and that has a FIRST robotics team going to nationals. Paulo Younse will...

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Woodburn Police Station by Mackenzie

Want to Have a Say in Design of New Public Safety Building?

15 April 2014

The City of Bainbridge Island wants your input on the proposed Fire/Police Facility, a.k.a. the Public Safety Building. To that end, they’re hosting a series of three public outreach meetings with the architectural and engineering firm Mackenzie, the firm that...

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Spartronics

Spartronics Heading to Nationals in 8 Days—Looking for Meal Money

15 April 2014

In its rookie year, Bainbridge High School’s FIRST Robotics Spartronics Team 4915 is one of 21 teams from Washington and Oregon to qualify for the FIRST FRC World Championships in St. Louis on April 23-26. There they and their robot ATLaS...

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