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Kitsap’s First Pot Shop the Shape of Things to Come to Bainbridge?

28 August 2014

As legal pot fires up in Washington State, Kitsap County’s first marijuana retailer, Crockpot, opened its doors Sunday, August 24, in Port Orchard. With the voter-mandated passage of legal recreational marijuana in our state, the Washington State Liquor Control Board...

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Murdered Girl’s Family Friend at Court Hearing Calls the Accused a ‘Monster’

28 August 2014

Gabriel Gaeta, the 17-year-old suspect in the rape and murder of his 6-year-old neighbor Jenise Wright, made his second court appearance today, August 28. The scheduled arraignment was meant to determine if Gaeta is fit to stand trial, but the...

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Police Blotter 8/28/14: Caught Chainsaw-Handed and Lots of Found Objects

28 August 2014

POLICE BLOTTER August 27 Double Whammy. A vehicle was stopped for nonmoving traffic heading south on 305. A second vehicle steered left of center and then back to the right, colliding with the rear of the first. A witness driver...

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Inside Bainbridge in a Bad Mood

27 August 2014

The snark factor has been a bit high lately. For example, a reader recently commented, “Could we report on something worth talking about?” I was not aware that the reporting at Inside Bainbridge was done by any one other than...

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Bicyclist Coming Down Steep Hill Hits Car on Highway 305

27 August 2014

A 55-year-old man on a bicycle heading west down extremely steep Lovgreen Road struck a northbound vehicle on Highway 305 late this afternoon at approximately 5:34. Bainbridge Island police responded first at the scene and temporarily closed 305 to through traffic....

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Who’s Minding Your Kid’s Brain? Meet Spartan Athletic Trainer Amanda Sageser

27 August 2014

Amanda Sageser says it’s good she’s young and has a lot of energy. The reason it’s good is that the hours she maintains might make even a second-year medical resident feel sleepy. Sageser, who is starting her second year in...

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Bainbridge School District Gets Its Report Card, Looks Good Compared to Rest of State

28 August 2014

Yesterday, August 27, the Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction released performance reports for statewide school districts and schools based on state assessments: Student Progress (MSP), the High School Proficiency Exam, and End-of-Course (EOC) exams. There are at least...

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Leaf-Brandishing Citizens Counsel the Council on the Comprehensive Plan Update

26 August 2014

Dozens of people showed up to last night’s (August 25) City Council meeting bearing tree leaves to bear witness to the clearcut of 830 trees for the development of a mall at High School and 305 by Ohio-based Visconsi Companies....

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Accident on 305 North of Day Road Slows Traffic to Stop and Go

27 August 2014

by Julie Hall and Sarah Lane A two-car accident southbound on Highway 305 north of Day Road occurred this morning, August 27, at approximately 9:23. According to Bainbridge Island Fire Marshal Luke Carpenter, a black sedan struck the rear end...

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Crystal Cleaners Loses Its Lease, Gone by End of Month

22 August 2014

Crystal Cleaners, the popular Bainbridge dry cleaning service owned by Yong Pak with locations at Island Village and on Madison, has lost its lease. Tracy Sorenson, the manager, last remaining employee, and spokesperson for Crystal, issued a brief statement. She...

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Police Chief Matt Hamner

Bainbridge’s ‘Most Wanted’ Nabbed in Virginia

25 August 2014

At tonight’s (August 25) City Council meeting, Bainbridge Police Chief Matt Hamner announced that the man responsible for the biggest burglary spree in the Island’s history has finally been apprehended. Hamner said that Detective Scott Weiss, who has been the...

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Christina Albrecht Tinling

Forum Moderator Talks About ‘Bainbridge Islanders’ and Its New Bad Sibling

24 August 2014

Even the most active participants of the Facebook forum Bainbridge Islanders don’t have the dedication to monitor every comment of every thread of the buzzing nearly 3,000-member conversation. But as the group’s administrative lead moderator, Christina Albrecht Tinling, sees it all—the...

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Bob McAllister

Beloved Teacher and Poet, Bob McAllister, ‘The Mad Priest of Bainbridge,’ Takes His Leave

23 August 2014

It is hard to find a life on this island untouched in some way by Bob McAllister, who died August 18, surrounded by his family. He was a beloved teacher, a poet, an actor, a director, a carpenter and home...

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Weekend on the Rock, August 29-September 1, 2014: Bloedel on a Blanket & Evening Bell

29 August 2014

Here are Inside Bainbridge recommendations for the long weekend of August 29 to September 1, 2014: 1. Blue Star Museum Military Appreciation Event When: Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Where: Bainbridge Island Historical Museum, 215 Ericksen Ave. NE; Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, 550...

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Environment- al Bainbridge Meets Tonight to Prepare for 9/11 Comp Plan Meeting

28 August 2014

The group Environmental Bainbridge is holding an “On the Ground” meeting tonight, August 28, in anticipation of the upcoming Comprehensive Plan update citizen input meeting in September. According to Debbi Lester, tonight’s Environmental Bainbridge meeting is a followup to the KeyBank/Visconsi Mall...

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Kiwanis All-Comers Track Meet Results for August 25 2014

27 August 2014

by Jim Whiting  Sky Henderson, Calvin Moe, Jayden Wood-Johnson, AJ Stevens, and Madison Stevens won four events, while Camden Brown, Margaret Hayes, Nalia Jacinto, Arrabella Ollivier, Kirin Toban, and Addy Wilson were all triple winners at Monday’s Kiwanis All-Comers Track...

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Band on the Run: Council Changes Weekly Meeting Day, Again

26 August 2014

Many of us had just gotten used to Bainbridge Island City Council meetings being held on Mondays instead of Wednesdays, a change implemented in February. Leaf wavers take note that the Council has decided to move its meeting time once...

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The Six Madronas Taken Down at Waterfront Park Were Diseased

26 August 2014

In late May, Bainbridge Harbormaster Tami Allen noticed that a madrona near the City’s kiosk at Waterfront Park didn’t look right and seemed to be leaning dangerously close. What she didn’t know was that that particular tree and six others...

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Photos of the Day: Sweet Tooth

26 August 2014

While her companions, two does and another fawn, were content to munch on grass, this young black-tailed deer helped herself to juicy blackberries in their prime right off the vine off of Arrow Point Drive. She also browsed on the...

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Three New BIPD Officers Take the Oath of Office

25 August 2014

At tonight’s (August 25) City Council meeting three Bainbridge Island Police officers took the oath of office: Deputy Chief Jeffrey Horn and two new patrol officers, Jon Bingham and Jon Ledbetter. Chief Matt Hamner told the Council that when he...

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Rock Rent-A-Car Rolls into Town

25 August 2014

With its Back to the Future themed entry (complete with a DeLorean) in this summer’s July Fourth parade, Rock Rent-A-Car swung open its car doors to customers. With a small upstairs office in the back of the former Sterling Bank Building...

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Mailboxes by Beate Meier

Letter to the Editor: Speak Your Mind About the Visconsi Mall at Tonight’s Council Meeting

25 August 2014

Please consider going to the City Council Meeting, Monday, August 25, at 7 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall to stand up and express yourself regarding the Keybank/Visconsi Mall. Arrive early and sign the Public Comment sign in...

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Name That Bird: The Littlest Falcon

25 August 2014

This colorful, feisty raptor is the smallest falcon in North America. Often seen in the Pacific Northwest in open spaces along roads, on wires, and in meadows and farmland, this graceful flyer helicopters on the wing and catches a variety...

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All-Comers Coach Jim Whiting Hits the Stop Watch on His Final Run

24 August 2014

Tomorrow evening, August 25, Jim Whiting is ending his 20-year run as the coach/manager of the popular summer All-Comers track meet series. Whiting started the free weekly meets in 1995 shortly after moving to Bainbridge Island as a way to give...

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Astrology Weekly 8/24/14: Teacher, Arise

24 August 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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PSE Work on Key Power Towers Starting 9/1 at Agate Pass Could Affect Traffic

22 August 2014

Two aging lattice steel towers that carry all of Bainbridge’s power across Agate Pass have “reached the end of their lifespans,” according to PSE Project Manager Barry Lombard. The towers were built in the 1960s and the periodic bolt replacements...

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Tacoma Ferry out of Service Until at Least December

22 August 2014

Washington State Ferries (WSF) has announced that they now know the cause of the Jumbo Mark 11 Tacoma ferry’s sudden breakdown on August 8, which threw the crucial regional transportation system into chaos for days. The repair contractor, Siemens Marine...

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Letter from the Editor: After the Death of a Forest ‘Memory Becomes the Exercise Against Loss’

22 August 2014

  Memory becomes the exercise against loss.              —Ruth Stone, from her poem “Against Loss” in Simplicity This week Ohio-based Visconsi Companies clear-cut the 8-acre forest ecosystem at the corner of High School Road and Highway 305 to make way for the erection...

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Ferries Advisory for Tonight’s Seahawks Game

22 August 2014

WSF anticipates increased foot traffic on the Seattle/Bainbridge Island ferry route today, August 22, because of a Seahawks preseason game tonight at home at CenturyLink Field at 7 p.m. against da Bears. WSF Advice Pre-purchase walk-on return ferry tickets on-line or at a kiosk. Sign...

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Weekend on the Rock August 22-24, 2014: 10 Minutes, Paella, Out(side)rageousness, and Fútbol

22 August 2014

Here are Inside Bainbridge recommendations for the weekend of August 22-24, 2014: 1. The Salon, A Forum for Conversation: STRESS When: Friday, 1:30-3 p.m. Where: Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N Why: The topic is STRESS. Look, don’t forget to...

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Ordway Elementary School

Ordway & BHS Get Left Behind: Ordway Parents Have Last-Minute Option to Change Schools

20 August 2014

On August 18, Ordway Elementary Principal Melinda Reynvaan posted on the school’s website a letter to the Ordway community announcing that Washington State had lost a U.S. Department of Education flexibility waiver exempting it from the No Child Left Behind (NCLB)...

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Wildlife Shelter Issues Watch for Displaced Wildlife During Visconsi Clear-Cut

20 August 2014

Bainbridge Island’s West Sound Wildlife Shelter has issued a statement to the public warning people about wildlife displaced and/or injured by the destruction of the forest habitat at High School Road and Highway 305 today, August 20, as the land...

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Visconsi Mowing Down Trees (w/ Video)

20 August 2014

by Julie Hall and Sarah Lane Starting first thing this morning, August 20, a Visconsi Companies crew moved in heavy machinery to the 8-acre site scheduled for clear-cutting at High School Road and Highway 305 to build a mall. The...

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