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    So Long. Farewell.

    People, we love you, but it’s time to say goodbye. After four and a half memorable years of running Inside Bainbridge, we are moving on. When we launched IB in the spring of 2011 we never imagined that our experiment...

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    City Issues Statement About Failing Prop. 1

    This evening, November 3, three minutes after Kitsap County released unofficial election results, City Manager Doug Schulze issued a statement about the failing Proposition 1, or public safety facility bond. Voters are soundly defeating the bond measure, 74.6 to 25.4 percent. Here...

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  • Unofficial Election Results: All the Numbers

    Here are the unofficial election results from tonight’s races. Registration and Turnout  Total ballots cast: 37,636 votes, 24.4 percent Initiative Measure No. 1366  Yes 20,196, 55.1% No 16,433, 44.9% Initiative Measure No. 1401 Yes 26,678, 72.5% No 10,127, 27.5% Advisory...

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  • Elections 2015: Prop. 1 Going Down, City Council Race Too Close to Call

    Kitsap County has just released unofficial election results for this evening, November 3. Proposition 1, the police facility bond, is failing, 74.6 to 25.4 percent. The race for the City Council At-Large seat is too close too call, with Ron...

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    Council to Vote Tonight to Increase City Manager’s Pay to $170K

    When Doug Schulze was hired in September of 2012, he was offered a salary of $150,000 per year plus benefits. Tonight, November 3, the Bainbridge Island City Council will vote on whether to approve a renegotiated employment contract with Schulze, increasing...

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Bainbridge Is Ground Zero for HANA Organic Skincare

03 November 2015

When Karen Ries turned her Bainbridge Island home’s kitchen into an organic skincare laboratory in 2011, she didn’t know she would eventually be going tête-à-tête with France, which is known for its skin-care traditions, and manicured-toe-to-manicured-toe with South Korea, famous for its innovative cosmetics. But...

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Islander’s Memoir of ‘Living Closer to the Ground’ Picked up by Patagonia

02 November 2015

Bainbridge Island writer Dylan Tomine spent a year exploring the food options available for foraging in the Puget Sound environment and then wrote a book about it. Closer to the Ground: An Outdoor Family’s Year on the Water, In the Woods...

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Photo of the Day: BHS Junior Helps KHS

02 November 2015

Bainbridge High School Junior Micaela Hogger did the unthinkable: She made $1,407.77 at a two-day garage sale. But this future business leader did more than just weave gold out of thread. She also donated every cent of her earnings to...

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San Carlos Changes Manos

02 November 2015

The popular Southwestern/Tex-Mex San Carlos Restaurant is about to change hands after 31 years. Long-time owners Lee and Marianna Jorgensen are retiring and selling the establishment to the restaurant’s general manager, Dean Gellert, and his wife Kristin. The Gellerts will take over...

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Letter to the Editor: Peltier Is Passionate, Practical, and Courageous

03 November 2015

When most of us became aware of a proposed large commercial development at High School Road and 305 we thought, “This isn’t right. I wonder if it can be stopped.” While we were wondering, a few people took action to...

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Letter to the Editor: Ken DeWitt for Parks Board

02 November 2015

I’ve worked as a volunteer in a variety of capacities with the Parks District for approximately 20 years. In this time, I’ve had the pleasure of working with a wide range of elected Commissioners, District staff, and community volunteers. One...

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X-Country Boys Headed to State

01 November 2015

At yesterday’s (October 31) Cross-Country 3A SeaKing & 4A Bi-District I/II Championships at Lake Sammamish State Park, the Bainbridge Island Cross-Country Varsity boys qualified for State with a 4th place team finish in the 5,000 meters. The girls also finished well,...

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Annual Seabold Holiday Bazaar Hits 100

01 November 2015

The Seabold Church has been hosting its community fundraising holiday bazaar for 99 years. This  November, the bazaar will reach 100, presumably not with the same people who started it. To celebrate the anniversary, the bazaar is getting a name change. This year it...

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Winslow Halloween 2015 Photo Gallery

01 November 2015

Photographer Paul Brians headed out into the rain last night, October 31, to capture the ghouls and goblins gathering goodies up and down Winslow Way where umbrellas became part of many a costume. Don’t get scared when you look! Here...

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Letter to the Editor: Peltier Outlines Differences from Mulhern

01 November 2015

Two Candidates, Two Endorsements, and a Clear Choice. I like and respect my opponent, Pegeen Mulhern. She is a good person who truly cares about our Island. We have similar platforms and worked together to oppose the Visconsi Development. There...

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Bainbridge Water Polo Cannot Be Beat

31 October 2015

The winning streak for the Bainbridge Island Water Polo Club team continues after a slight misstep on October 12 when Puyallup squeaked by with a one-point victory. But since then it’s been Bainbridge all the way. In the latest win...

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Salish Sea Expeditions Nabs First Place at Seattle Fast Pitch (Not Softball)

31 October 2015

Bainbridge Island’s marine science education nonprofit, Salish Sea Expeditions, grabbed first place in the “established nonprofit” category at Social Venture Partners Fast Pitch‘s final showdown event, not on the softball field but at McCaw Hall October 27. The event is a business pitch...

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BHS Diver Cammy Rouser Wins, Breaks Record, Is Athlete of the Week

31 October 2015

BHS junior Cammy Rouser dove right into the middle of acclaim and attention last week at the October 24 Metro League Diving Championship held at the Bainbridge Aquatic Center. With her winning score of 415.15 and 11 dives, she also broke a...

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BI Zero Waste Will Take out the Island’s Yard Signs

30 October 2015

You can’t recycle corrugated plastic yard signs at the curbside, although people try. Most of the signs that are clogging up our intersections during this busy campaign and fundraising time are destined to end up in the landfill where they will...

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Islander and Teacher Maureen McNulty Honored with Patsy Collins Award

03 November 2015

The Patsy Collins Award is given each year through The Seattle Foundation to educators “who create learning experiences that make a difference for kids, their communities, and the earth.” Three recipients are selected annually, each receiving $10,000. This year one of those...

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Letter to the Editor: Peltier Open to New Ideas

31 October 2015

I moved to Bainbridge six years ago because I found Bainbridge Island to be a very special place. On top of that, Bainbridge is full of remarkable people. One of those remarkable people is Ron Peltier, who is running for...

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Letter to the Editor: Peltier Will Stand up to Aggressive Outside Interests

30 October 2015

Good news for Bainbridge Islanders. This fall allows a rare opportunity to elect an authentic Island Steward, Ron Peltier, to the City Council. If your desire is to preserve and nurture what’s best about the place where we live, a...

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Letter to the Editor: Unanswered Questions Regarding Prop. 1

30 October 2015

There are nagging questions regarding Proposition 1. Who at the City and on City Council knew that the preferred site was contaminated? When did they know and why wasn’t this important information made public by the City until just before...

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Weekend on the Rock, October 30-November 1, 2015: Halloweeeeeeeeeen

29 October 2015

Here are Inside Bainbridge recommendations for the weekend of October 30-November 1, 2015: 1. Halloween Double Creature, er, Feature When: Friday, 7-9 p.m. Where: Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N Why: See The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988) directed by the creepy...

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Bainbridge Island Rowing Shares Plans for the New Rowing Center

29 October 2015

On September 25 the City of Bainbridge Island Planning Commission unanimously approved Bainbridge Island Rowing’s design for a Rowing Center in Waterfront Park. BIR is coordinating its construction of the Center with the City’s upgrades to Waterfront Park. The completed Center will be...

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Traen Sus Ofrendas Para el Día de los Muertos en la BIMA

29 October 2015

The Bainbridge Island Museum of Art is inviting the living to remember the dead through its second annual Day of the Dead celebration. In 2014, BIMA held a one-day celebration, but this year the museum is extending the exhibition for...

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Letter to the Editor: We Don’t Need $15 Million Taj Mahal

29 October 2015

No Blank Check: Vote NO on Prop. 1. The City Council has asked the Community for a blank check for $15 million (plus 20 years of interest) to spend towards pursuing a Public Safety/Court facility. Their own studies show this is...

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Letter to the Editor: Regarding Prop. 1, Consider Most Vulnerable

29 October 2015

When voting, please consider our most vulnerable community members. Safety and privacy are two important goals missing in the proposed move of the police and court next to City Hall. Directly across the street from where City Council wants to...

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Letter to the Editor: Peltier Has Vision for Rational Development

28 October 2015

Ron Peltier is the real deal! We have been friends for many years, and I am confident that Ron will make a wonderful addition to the City Council. He is hardworking and competent and shares my vision for more rational...

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Letter to the Editor: BSF Supports Kids with Professional Development for Teachers

28 October 2015

As a second grade teacher at Wilkes Elementary, my hope is to help children’s minds come alive as they learn new skills and discover their passions. In order to maintain that level of focus and enthusiasm, I greatly benefit from...

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Letter to the Editor: Man Talks to Dog About Island Leash Law

28 October 2015

I talk to my dog. I am not embarrassed to admit that I do it frequently. Based on recent island developments, I thought a sit-down face-to-face with Coop, my 100 lb. black lab, was in order. I faced the difficult...

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Kingston Trailer Explodes—Man Sustains Severe Burns

28 October 2015

Yesterday morning, October 27, a 20-foot travel trailer exploded at the Brazeau Mobile Home and RV Park, located off of NE State Highway 104, west of Kingston. Kitsap County Sheriff’s patrol deputies responded to the park around 9:30 a.m. for a...

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Search for Missing Bainbridge Fisherman Is Suspended

27 October 2015

Coast Guard Petty Officer Third Class Amanda Norcross announced this afternoon, October 27, that the Coast Guard has suspended its search for the 54-year-old man from Bainbridge who went missing yesterday after going fishing in Rich Passage. The search was suspended...

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Walgreens to Buy Rite Aid

27 October 2015

The Chicago Tribune reported today that Walgreens, which is headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois, has announced that it has agreed to buy Rite Aid. What effect this will have on our local Rite Aid store remains unknown, but Walgreens is about to open in...

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Letter to the Editor: Peltier Understands That Growth Can Be Thoughtful

27 October 2015

The purpose of this letter is to encourage any current Islanders who do not know Ron Peltier to investigate his website, familiarize yourself with his thoughts on the future of our Island, and consider voting for him in November when...

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Letter to the Editor: Mulhern Is Reasonable, Responsible, Reliable, & Ready

27 October 2015

Pegeen Mulhern is the very sensible choice for the Bainbridge Island at-large City Council position. We’ve known Pegeen and her family for many years. She’s been a dedicated participant in school and citizen advisory committees, youth organizations, and church activities....

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Spirits & Spirits Fest Continues with ‘Beetlejuice’ at Lynwood Wednesday

27 October 2015

The Spirits & Spirits Fest, which is sponsored by the North Kitsap Tourism Coalition, launched Saturday evening with a nighttime Ghost Walk of Port Gamble led by Pete Orbea, a paranormal investigator. Since then it’s continued with specials at restaurants,...

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Bainbridge Fisherman Missing—Coast Guard Searching Overnight

27 October 2015

A 54-year-old Bainbridge man left home to go fishing yesterday, October 26, and didn’t return home. The Coast Guard has been searching for him all night with no success. Coast Guard Petty Officer Third Class Amanda Norcross confirmed that the Coast...

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Letter to the Editor: Clickathon Helps BSF Inspire Every Student

26 October 2015

The Bainbridge Schools Foundation (BSF) partners with Island schools to inspire every student. In the four years I’ve had the honor of working at Ordway Elementary as its principal, BSF has helped us build a school garden, create an elementary...

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