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The Flap About Rooster Dumping and Ethical Urban Farming

22 July 2014

In the last week members of the Eagle Harbor Congregational Church community garden in Winslow have reported incidents of roosters being left in their garden. The large fenced garden is a beautiful sprawling area with dozens of well-tended beds and...

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City Begins the Big Sewage System Swapout in Eagle Harbor

22 July 2014

Today, July 22, a team from the Seattle-based Frank Coluccio Construction Company began the work of replacing the aged and frail sewer lines in Eagle Harbor. This morning several 30,000- to 80,000-pound Caterpillar excavators were parked at the ready along...

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Poll: Is Bainbridge Looking too Good for Its Own Good?

20 July 2014

Bainbridge Island has been quite the national darling lately. An article this week in the Huffington Post included us among the top ten idyllic islands to retire on. Last month our ferry rides were rated third best in the USA Today Best Boat Ride...

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Virginia Mason listening tree

Chirp up in Virginia Mason’s Listening Trees Around Winslow

22 July 2014

Bainbridge Island’s mainstay medical center Virginia Mason (VM) wants you to know they are listening. They invite you to join their “healthy community conversation” by adding your thoughts to “listening trees” that they have installed at their clinic at 380 Winslow Way...

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Posted in Business, Community, Health+Fitness, New 42 Comments

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Name That Bird: Gone in a Flash

21 July 2014

Unlike most species of woodpecker, this relatively large bird spends much of its time on the ground digging up ants and beetles with its slightly curved bill. A Washington native, it is relatively common on Bainbridge Island. The best way...

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Options to Replace Our Dump-Held-Together-with-Tape Police Station Narrowed to Three

20 July 2014

At its Study Session tomorrow, July 21, our City Council will consider options for moving ahead with plans to replace the Bainbridge Island police station. The three options currently on the table have been narrowed from five presented on May...

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Posted in Community, Government, News, Popular 20 Comments

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Aging Well: Your Most Important Resource—Resources (Especially Housing)

21 July 2014

by Jeannette Franks, PhD, Gerontologist In many ways Bainbridge Island is a resource-rich community. Many of the resources we offer, such as a food bank (206-842-7621), a senior center (206-842-1616), and a volunteer network (206-842-4441), can be found in most prosperous communities. But on...

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Ovation!’s ‘Evita’ Is So Large It Will Not Be Contained

18 July 2014

When Director Ron Milton introduced Ovation! Musical Theatre’s Production of Evita last night, July 17, at the dress rehearsal, he called it “a big puppy of a show,” which is a serious understatement. Evita is more like a Great Dane....

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Hammy’s: Lynwood Center’s New Old-Style Hamburger Joint

15 July 2014

Ryan and Amber Welch, the managers of Hammy’s, Pleasant Beach Village’s about-to-open hamburger spot, want people to be able to go out for a casual family meal and not spend a fortune. They’ve managed to put together a menu that...

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Bainbridge-Seattle Service to Be Reduced While Wenatchee Receives Needed Repairs

18 July 2014

Washington State Ferries (WSF) has announced that the 202-car Wenatchee ferry will be out of service for approximately one week starting July 30 while repairs are made to the vessel’s propulsion system. Replacement of the boat’s stern tube was originally scheduled...

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Hold That Ballot: Here’s Your Chance to Meet the Law & Justice Candidates

20 July 2014

If you’ve looked at your ballot, you know that there are a lot of Law & Justice choices you’re going to have to make. Four people are running for Kitsap County Prosecuting Attorney: Russ Hauge, Bob Scales, Tina Robinson, and...

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Letter from the Editor: Pesticides in Our Parks—Do We Need ‘Em?

16 July 2014

When it comes to plants, as with most things, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. One person’s pretty wildflower is another person’s weed. One person’s cultivated prize is another’s gaudy showpiece. I love the wee white flowers that...

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Posted in Don't Miss This 3, Environment, Letter from the Editor, Parks+Trails20 Comments

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Connect Through the New BI Lost Pets Facebook Group

20 July 2014

With fireworks season just ending, many of us have been hearing about and/or experiencing lost animal family members. It just got easier to connect lost/found/seen pets with their families on Bainbridge Island. Joan Rossi has just launched a Facebook Group...

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Astrology Weekly 7/20/14: Masculine Moving-Forward + Heavenly Alarming Female Energies

20 July 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.  Listen to last week’s show here. To make...

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Letter to the Editor: Bainbridge Youth Services Says Wow!

20 July 2014

Bainbridge Youth Services’ Board members and its Executive Director would like to thank the nearly 100 volunteers, more than 25 businesses, and the entire community for making this year’s 4th of July Fun Run a huge success. This year’s Fun Run...

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Get Thy Styrofoam to Bay Hay Today for Recycling

20 July 2014

Got Styrofoam? Now’s your chance to get it out of your garage and dispose of it responsibly. If you’ve ever tried to pick up thousands of minute bits of Styrofoam from an otherwise pristine beach you realize the scourge this...

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Google Features Bainbridge’s Go2Marine as WA Marketing Campaign Case Study

19 July 2014

Last August, Google named Bainbridge Island the Digital Capital of Washington as part of its eCity recognition program. Now, as part of a marketing campaign touting Google as “helping” Washington businesses through the Web, the company has selected an Island-based company...

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Historic ‘Virginia V’ Cruising the Rock Sunday to Raise Funds for History Museum

19 July 2014

The Bainbridge Island History Museum is inviting you to join their fundraiser tomorrow, July 20, on the restored 100-year-old Virginia V, the last of the historic Mosquito Fleet steamers. This steam engine, which first sailed in 1898, will be cruising around...

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Kiwanis All-Comers July 14 2014 Meet Results

18 July 2014

by Jim Whiting, All-Comers Coach Kymeal Gaulden and Dana Goodwin both won four events, while Camden Brown, Tess Longoria, Mia Hale, William Pancholi, Calvin Hill, and Max McLeod were all triple winners at Monday’s Kiwanis All-Comers Track Meet at the...

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Don’t Miss the First Meeting of COBI’s 20-Year Comprehensive Plan Update Process

18 July 2014

The City of Bainbridge Island (COBI) is about to begin the vital process of updating its Comprehensive Plan, an update that occurs every 20 years. In accordance with the Washington State Growth Management Act (GMA), governed by RCW 36.70A, our...

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Huff Post Declares Bainbridge One of Ten Dreamiest Islands to Retire

18 July 2014

Huffington Post blog writer Moira McGarvey has given Bainbridge Island a spot on her list of the ten dreamiest continental U.S. islands on which to retire. McGarvey is the founder of the retirement planning site, GangsAway! Also making the list...

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Weekend on the Rock, July 18-20, 2014: Evita, Cave Singers, Fame Riot

18 July 2014

Here are Inside Bainbridge recommendations for the weekend of July 18-20, 2014: 1. Art in Action! When: Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Where: Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, 550 Winslow Way East Why: All ages make art. Choose from technical demos to...

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Police Blotter 7/16/14: Tacoma Is a Little Farther South

16 July 2014

July 14 Unfunny Clown. At about 2:33 in the morning a man called to report a prowler outside his residence. He said there was a person wearing white and black outside. He said it looked like a clown outfit. He...

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Kelly Eisenhood

Meet Your New Police Clerk, Kelly Eisenhood

16 July 2014

Long-time Senior Police Clerk Ted Rought will be retiring from the Bainbridge Island Police Department at the end of next week, on July 25. It has been hard to imagine the station without his happy and very tall presence behind...

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Found Dog: Watson

16 July 2014

At 1:15 this afternoon, July 16, a woman near Frey and Arrowpoint found an older male golden retriever named Watson. Watson had obviously been to the beach. She tried calling the number on his collar, but the message went to...

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Letter to the Editor: The Director of the Bloedel Reserve Invites You to Visit Sans Car

16 July 2014

For twenty-five years, the Bloedel Reserve has tried to solve the one question that riddles every business on Bainbridge Island outside of Winslow: How can we get walk-on visitors from the ferry out to the Reserve? We’ve dreamed of purchasing...

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Posted in Community, Culture, Dont Miss This 4, Garden, Letter to the Editor, Transportation0 Comments

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New Bainbridge Island Dog Park Set to Open

15 July 2014

Bainbridge Island canines will have a new place to run off leash with official sanction as of July 31. According to Park Services Superintendent Dan Hamlin, the Strawberry Hill enclosed dog park will feature approximately 2.4 acres of fenced area,...

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Council Approves SMP, Waterfront Property Rights Activist Talks About Suing

15 July 2014

Less than 24 hours after the City Council approved the Shoreline Master Plan as amended by the Department of Ecology, Islander Gary Tripp used his e-mail list, Bainbridge News Wire, to call on waterfront property owners to meet “to develop...

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Don Nakata Pool

Fecal Incident Closes Aquatics Center Nakata Pool for 24 Hours

15 July 2014

The Bainbridge Island Aquatics Center Don Nakata Pool (the front pool) was closed today, July 15, at about 1 p.m. and will remain closed until 1 p.m. tomorrow due to a fecal accident. Aquatics Program Manager Megan Pleli said such incidents...

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Photo of the Day: Thing 1 and Thing 2 Lead the Ladies on the Links

15 July 2014

Marguerite Kondracke and Salli Middleton don’t usually sport blue hair. But today, July 15, for the Wing Point Country Club Ladies Club Field Day Tournament, these two tournament organizers not only donned the wigs but also put on the blue...

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Kiwanis All-Comers Track Meet Season Underway: July 7 Results

15 July 2014

The 2014 Kiwanis All-Comers Track Meet series kicked off July 7. Founder and coach Jim Whiting was there to oversee the popular summer event’s 20th year and welcome a record first-meet turnout of more than 160 participants. Although Whiting has announced that...

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Spartan Football Team Muscles up with “Jeep” Weight Training (w/ Video)

15 July 2014

by Sarah Lane and Julie Hall The Bainbridge High School football team began its morning today, July 15, with some creative training. Coach Criss had the boys take turns pulling and pushing a 3,200-pound Jeep. Criss said the practice is...

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Letter to the Editor: Visconsi Boycott Update

14 July 2014

Our group, Stop Unwanted Development On Bainbridge Island (SUDOBI), was organized to oppose the imminent forest-clearing and construction of the “Key Bank/Visconsi Shopping Center” on the Northeast corner of High School Road and Highway 305. Previously, this development had been...

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