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Dave Leedy

Dave Leedy, Life-Loving Renaissance Man, 1947-2015

20 May 2015

by the Leedy Family David Merrill Leedy, 68, died peacefully at home on Bainbridge on Saturday, May 16th. He was surrounded by family, friends, kids, dogs, laughter, and music to his last breaths. You’d have to say that Dave had the soul...

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Letter to the Editor: ‘Listening’ to Music Not Possible in a Bar

20 May 2015

I am hoping that some of your readers will be able to help me settle a “discussion” that has been happening in my household since going to see, and not hear, the band St. Paul de Vence at the Treehouse...

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trust yer neighbor but brand yer cattle sign by jbosari

Bainbridge Gets a Makeover Through Islandwide Rebranding Process

19 May 2015

As part of the City of Bainbridge Island’s (COBI) upcoming rebranding initiative, sadly we will not officially become what we all feel in our hearts we are: Fantasy Island. The some might say unwieldy Bainbridge Island will continue to be...

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Bainbridge High Schools Ranked Among Tip Top

19 May 2015

In its annual national review of best high schools, U.S. News & World Report has awarded gold-medal status to Bainbridge High School (BHS) and silver-medal status to Eagle Harbor High School (EHHS). Of 458 schools in Washington, BHS was ranked 7th and...

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One Lane with Flaggers in Your Future

19 May 2015

The City of Bainbridge Island has just released its list of Island roads that will be getting the one-lane-with-flagger treatment in the next few weeks. Add these roads to your list of the roads getting asphalt spot fixes, which you can read about...

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Police Blotter 5/18/15: Weird Stuff This Time

18 May 2015

POLICE BLOTTER May 17 Cracked Windshield, Blocking Tow Ball, and Two Warrants. At about 3:30 in the afternoon, Sergeant Ben Sias saw a man known from prior contacts driving east on High School. He knew there were warrants out on the...

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Evidence Suggests Today’s Death Was a Suicide

18 May 2015

Bainbridge Island Police Chief Matt Hamner said tonight that the probable cause of the death of a Bainbridge Island woman, found after 9:00 this morning, is suicide. “We don’t know definitively, but evidence collected leads to suicide,” said Chief Hamner....

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Lindsay Masters Named New ED of Bainbridge Arts & Crafts

19 May 2015

Lindsay Masters gets around. She used to work for Microsoft as a writer, editor, and manager. Then she worked at the local print paper covering arts and culture news and at Arts Humanities Bainbridge, formerly known as the Bainbridge Island...

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Chief Hamner Talks About Arrest of BHS Teacher

07 May 2015

Bainbridge Police Chief Matt Hamner said this evening, May 7, after the arrest of 25-year-old Bainbridge High School teacher Jessica Fuchs for felony sexual misconduct, “I hope we never have to go through this type of thing again.” He lamented...

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City Takes Another Step Toward an Off-Leash Trial at Pritchard Park

16 May 2015

At the May 12 City Council meeting, before the Council could proceed with a vote whether to test Pritchard Park as an off-leash park, they first had to correct a mistake made at the last council meeting. At that meeting they...

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Police Chief Comments on Today’s Death Investigation

18 May 2015

Bainbridge Island Police Chief Matt Hamner said he could not confirm nor deny if today’s death investigation involved a homicide, but he reassured citizens this evening, stating, “I will say this: I am confident no one is in danger.” When...

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Boys and Girls Club Is Already Growing Into Its New Space

17 May 2015

Question: Where can you drop off your kid at the last minute on any afternoon of the school week for supervised homework and free time until 6:30 p.m. for just $10? (Not $10 an hour. $10 total.) The answer is...

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John Grinter Running for Park Board

17 May 2015

John Grinter has announced his candidacy for Park District Board of Commissioners. He is running against incumbent Ken DeWitt for the 6-year term. An Island resident for 15 years, Grinter has worked with the City and Park District on a...

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Storyville Opens Coffee Bar at Coppertop

15 May 2015

An enormous banner hung across the entrance to the Storyville roasting facility at Coppertop Loop reads simply, “Love Everybody.” When asked about the sentiment, Storyville Customer Service Assistant Jakob McDowell said that it’s just a popular saying at their company, and he...

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Two Local Kids Among ‘Brightest Young Students’ in World

20 May 2015

The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth annually conducts a Talent Search that consists of a rigorous above-grade test for second through eighth graders. Of the 33,000 students who participated this year, just under 8,500 were selected to attend Awards...

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Photos of the Day: Islanders Join Throngs at sHell No! Protest in Seattle

18 May 2015

A small but dedicated group of Islanders joined many other people Saturday in kayaktivism, protest-paddling near the Shell oil driller the Polar Pioneer in the southern end of Elliot Bay. The Polar Pioneer is in port for a month before...

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Letter to the Editor: Bainbridge MS Walkers Raised the Roof

18 May 2015

On behalf of the over 100 Islanders with MS and their families and friends, we’d like to thank the several hundred people who walked, volunteered, and made donations to the 2015 National MS Society Walk MS. With this year’s $80,500,...

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Police Investigating a Death Near Blakely School

18 May 2015

This morning at 9:30 Bainbridge police were dispatched to a residence on Avalon Lane near Blakely Elementary School after a neighbor called 911 regarding a death. Police are not saying much about the deceased, an adult female, other than that they...

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Animal Tales: Once in a Lifetime

16 May 2015

by Melissa Byrd of PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap and Kitsap Humane Society Thank you Paws & Fins Pet Shop for sponsoring our weekly Animal Tales feature. Bernie boy is a 3-year-old, 15-pound Westie/Poodle mix who came over from...

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No Contest: Looky Who Is Your New City Council, but for One

15 May 2015

The candidacy filing period for the 2015 Bainbridge Island City Council race closed this afternoon, May 15. For four open seats, three candidates are running unopposed, making our 2016 City Council already a known quantity except for one seat. Sitting councilmember...

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Fort Ward Youth Advisory Wins Five Blakely Awards

15 May 2015

The Historic Preservation Commission presented five Preservation Leader Blakely Awards to the Fort Ward Youth Advisory Committee for its work preserving the Fort Ward Bakery. The Commission also presented a Project of Excellence award to Joe and Beth Claseman for...

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Photos of the Day: Kids Wheel to School

15 May 2015

Today, 5/15/15, Bainbridge schools celebrated Bike to School Day. At Sakai, volunteers handed out caramel corn to the kids who rode their bikes to school, and the school bike racks filled up.                ...

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Retraction

15 May 2015

In an article published on Inside Bainbridge this afternoon we stated that Jessica Fuchs’s husband, Scott A. Fuchs, is the same Scott A. Fuchs who was arrested for sexual voyeurism at Doc’s Marina Grill and sentenced in Kitsap Court last...

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Hug a Cop: It’s National Police Week

15 May 2015

This week, May 10-16, is National Police Week, and today, May 15, is National Peace Officers Memorial Day. In honor of your local officers, you don’t have to hug anyone—you can just pick up a blue ribbon from the Police Station...

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Weekend on the Rock, May 15-17, 2015: Hyland Games, Dave Carson Quartet/Alex Sanso

14 May 2015

Here are Inside Bainbridge recommendations for the weekend of May 15-17, 2015: 1. Big Hero 6 When: Friday, 3:30-5 p.m. Where: Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N Why: The robot is sooooooo cute, everyone wants their very own. Rated PG because there’s a...

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Bainbridge Bike to School Day Is Tomorrow, May 15

14 May 2015

Although National Bike to School Day was next week, we Islanders have to be different and so we’re holding our version of this event tomorrow, May 15. To confuse matters a little bit more, May 15 is also National Bike to...

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Photo of the Day: Shell’s Oil Drilling Hulk Arrives in Our Waters

14 May 2015

Shell’s massive oil driller Polar Pioneer moved past Bainbridge this afternoon on its way to the Port of Seattle, where it is docked at Terminal 5. The rig is 400 feet long, 292 feet wide, and extends about 250 feet above...

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You’re About to Be Paved: Island Asphalt Projects Coming Your Way

13 May 2015

The City of Bainbridge Island is about to begin asphalt repairs to a long list of roads. Starting May 18 and running until June 2, expect delays around the Island, with roads temporarily reduced to one lane with flaggers. Chris Munter,...

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Bainbridge Land Trust Wins WA Recreation and Park Association Citation of Merit

13 May 2015

The Washington Recreation and Park Association has recognized the Bainbridge Island Land Trust with a Citation of Merit Award. The recognition was awarded at the WRPA Annual Awards Banquet held April 30th at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center. The Citation of...

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Beach Naturalists to Lead Search for Sea Stars Under the Bainbridge Ferry Terminal

13 May 2015

Bainbridge Beach Naturalists are heading out for a new adventure on Monday, May 18, and you’re invited. The free event will be at the Bainbridge ferry terminal beach from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Learn about the impressive variety of sea...

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Gerry Farraro Resigns as Head Chef at Wing Point Country Club

13 May 2015

This morning, May 13, the Wing Point Golf & Country Club management notified members that recently hired Executive Chef Gerry Farraro has resigned her position. Jeff D’Amico, who will take over as Wing Point General Manager on June 1, said...

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Avalara’s Scott McFarlane Is Chief Geek of Pacific Northwest

12 May 2015

At the 2015 Pacific Northwest GeekWire Awards at Seattle’s EMP on May 7, Avalara’s CEO Scott McFarlane was crowned CEO of the Year. Nearly 1,000 people attended the annual IT industry awards where other honors such as Innovation of the Year, Geekiest Office...

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UPDATED: Agate Pass Bridge Getting Fixed at End of Month—Expect Lane Closures

12 May 2015

This post was updated at 4:06 p.m. on May 12 to reflect a new work schedule provided by WSDOT. The damage caused by last weekend’s trailer accident on the Agate Pass Bridge is scheduled to be fixed Saturday and Sunday,...

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Ron Peltier Announces City Council Candidacy

11 May 2015

Fifty-year Islander and Environmental Bainbridge founder Ron Peltier has announced his bid for Bainbridge City Council, representing the North Ward. In his announcement Peltier cited a pro-development culture at City Hall, unchecked by the current Council, that threatens to destroy...

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