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Photo of the Day: Yoga Man Poses on a New Rock

24 April 2015

Ethan Currier’s rock sculpture, a figure in Vrksasana pose, which for about 9 months until the fall of 2013 sat atop Blakely Rock and was visible from the ferry, has a new home on a pile of rocks on this rock. Currier...

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Bainbridge Bakers Shuts Down GoFundMe Account; Owner Under Investigation

23 April 2015

[Updated 2:45 p.m. April 23, 2015] Yesterday evening, April 22, Bainbridge Bakers owner Mike Loudon posted an update on the company’s GoFundMe fundraising page. Loudon announced that he had closed the account and would be returning the money that had...

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Madison Tot Lot Update

23 April 2015

Jim Laughlin, the applicant for the development project at Madison near the tot lot, nearly bent himself in half at the April 14 Council meeting to show how much he wants to honor the City’s and the public’s wishes regarding the...

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Photos of the Day: Not Yer Everyday Eagle Pics

23 April 2015

In these parts we do love our bald eagles, and we do often photograph them. And try as we might not to overdo the eagle eyes here at IB, we just can’t help but share these photos of this particular...

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Letter to the Editor: Why the Possible Teacher Strike?

22 April 2015

As you may have heard, schools across Washington are staging rolling walkouts to protest the proposed Senate, House, and Governor’s budgets being debated in Olympia right now. On Monday, April 27, the members (teachers) of the Bainbridge Island Education Association...

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Ferncliff Village Townhomes Get $150K Financial Commitment from City

23 April 2015

Ferncliff Village, the affordable housing community developed by Housing Resources Bainbridge, is still in its Phase I, despite the fact that all 30 single-family homes in the Village have been sold and are occupied. Phase II will consist of the development...

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T&C Gets Parking Again

22 April 2015

For months, you have been drag racing other Islanders to nab the last remaining parking spot at T&C or faking a mail emergency and leaving your car in an invented spot for a 30-minute grocery run. Maybe you have inadvertently backed into a...

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Police Blotter 4/22/15: The Eight Days of Tax Fraud

22 April 2015

POLICE BLOTTER April 20 Shoplifter with Expensive Taste. The owner of a Madison Business told police that sometime between 3:30 and 4 a theft occurred in her store. She said she had been in the back of the store conducting...

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District Warns of Possible Islandwide School Closures Due to Teacher Strike

22 April 2015

This evening, April 22, the Bainbridge Island School District (BISD) released the following letter to parents/guardians of children attending Bainbridge public schools, warning of possible districtwide school closures due to a potential teacher strike: Dear BISD Parents and Guardians, We...

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Bainbridge Varsity Boys 4, with cox Caitlin Deavy, Andrew Beckett, Trevor Maine, Aidan Stearns, and Ethan Bloom

Bainbridge Rowers Take 27 Medals and 2nd Place Overall in Season Opener

22 April 2015

by Peggy Musselwhite Bainbridge Island rowers notched dozens of medals and a second place overall team trophy in their first official regatta of the spring season last weekend in Eugene, Oregon. More than 100 junior (high school) rowers and almost...

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Agate Pass Bridge Nesting Peregrine Falcon Shot

20 April 2015

[Updated 1:19 p.m. and 2:49 p.m. April 20, 2015.] In early April, West Sound Wildlife Shelter got a call about a stressed raptor walking in the parking lot on the northwest side of Agate Pass Bridge. Unable to fly, the...

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Monte Vista Drive house fire

Smoke Inhalation Cause of Home Fire Death

22 April 2015

The victim of a fatal house fire at 6554 Monte Vista Drive early Saturday morning has been identified as Anne A. Schlee. According to Kitsap County Chief Deputy Coroner Tony Stewart, Schlee died of asphyxiation as a result of inhalation of combustible materials....

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St. Cecilia’s Gets New Principal

21 April 2015

The principal who guided St. Cecilia Catholic School through numerous major changes over seven years, Liz Chamberlin, is retiring at the end of the school year. Her replacement, who will take over the helm July 1, is Susan Kilbane, an educator...

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5 BI Tax Districts Pledge Green Commitments for 2015 in Honor of Earth Day

22 April 2015

The Bainbridge Island tax districts—COBI, Bainbridge Island Fire Department, Bainbridge Island School District, the Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Parks and Recreation District, and Kitsap Regional Library —are uniting in a big way for the 45th anniversary of Earth Day. On April 14, the...

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Weekend on the Rock, April 24-26, 2015: Roethke, Ribeiro, and Healthy Youth Summit

24 April 2015

Here are Inside Bainbridge recommendations for the weekend of April 24-26, 2015: 1. Historic Tree Walk with Olaf Ribeiro When: Friday Where: Bainbridge Island Historical Museum, 215 Ericksen Avenue NE Why: Tree expert Ribeiro will lead a stroll through downtown...

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Spartans Sail to First Place at 2015 Islands Cup Regatta

22 April 2015

by Christine Brown The Bainbridge Island High School Sailing Team brought home first-place honors from the annual Islands Cup Regatta, held this year in Anacortes on April 11-12. This fleet-racing regatta rotates among various locations in and around the San Juan...

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Letter to the Editor: Be Earth Day Savvy at Pritchard Park

21 April 2015

Know about your Island’s Toxic Superfund Site: Wyckoff /Pritchard Park Beach/Eagle Harbor. Before you head out the door with your family to volunteer on Earth Day, remember the following facts and keep your loved ones safe including the four-legged ones. Superfund...

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Bainbridge Celebrates Earth Day with Green Home Fair and New Community Center Solar Array

21 April 2015

Tomorrow afternoon, April 22, the City of Bainbridge Island is celebrating a new solar installation at the Waterfront Park Community Center. The 5-kilowatt solar array has been funded in large part by a $20,000 grant from Puget Sound Energy. The City of Bainbridge won the...

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Love Is a Many Splendored Thing . . .

20 April 2015

These unlikely sweethearts, a female California quail and a male pheasant 10 times her size, embody the truism that love conquers all. According to Winslow resident Neil Johannsen, these two love birds have been spending all their time together for the...

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Bainbridge Burglary Stats: How Do We Compare to the Rest of the Nation?

20 April 2015

Zane Schwarzlose, the Community Liaison at Protect America, which is a home security company, recently created an online tool that people can use to see how their cities compare to the national average in terms of crime. According to his research, Bainbridge...

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Leo Uyekawa wins overall silver at regionals photo by Hillary Scheer

Bainbridge Gymnasts Reign at Regionals

20 April 2015

by Lynn Brunelle Five athletes from the Bainbridge Island Boys’ Gymnastics team battled competitors from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington at Regionals April 11-12 in Vancouver, Washington. After stellar performances in highly competitive fields, each of the Bainbridge gymnasts...

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Bainbridge Island Destination Imagination Team Going to Globals

20 April 2015

Destination Imagination is not a new ride at the Epcot Center. Instead, it is a global program that challenges kids to use STEAM—science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics—to solve challenges, some with public service benefits. Bainbridge Island Destination Imagination...

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Traffic Emphasis Hits Bainbridge This Afternoon

20 April 2015

You may be seeing a lot of patrol cars on Bainbridge today, April 20. That’s because the Bainbridge Island Police, the Washington State Patrol, and the Bremerton Police are collaborating to target speeders and distracted drivers on the Island between...

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House Fire Victim Found

18 April 2015

The body of a resident of a Bainbridge Island house destroyed by fire early this morning has been recovered. The woman was in her mid80s. Her husband, also in his 80s, was able to escape the blaze uninjured. A neighbor spotted...

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Overnight House Fire: One Resident Unlocated

18 April 2015

At 12:57 this morning, April 18, fire crews were dispatched to Monte Vista Drive for a house fire. A neighbor of the home on fire called 911. Firefighters arrived on scene within nine minutes, but by then the home was fully engulfed in...

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Photo of the Day: Unbearable Cuteness

17 April 2015

Some things are just too cute to look at. The newborn lamb is part of the Herdwick sheep herd at the K-8 Carden Country School on Island Center Road. Office Manager Mrs. Cook said there are 12 lambs this year. Although there...

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Weekend on the Rock, April 17-19, 2015: Jazz Canvas, Fleury, Redshift, Massy Ferguson

17 April 2015

Here are Inside Bainbridge recommendations for the weekend of April 17-19, 2015. Don’t forget it’s Earth Day this weekend, so do something nice for your Mother. 1. Movie Matinee: The Boxtrolls When: Friday, 3:30-5:15 p.m. Where: Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N...

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sunny lily by Marilynn Gottlieb

Weather: Mr. Blue Sky

16 April 2015

In a word: gorgeous. Get ready for a series of sunny and increasingly warm days and cool clear nights. Here is the National Weather Service forecast for Bainbridge Island: Thursday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 42 degrees F. North-northeast...

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Chief Hamner Talks About Tonight’s Ferry Incident

16 April 2015

Bainbridge Island Police Chief Matt Hamner told IB about the BIPD’s response to tonight’s incident at the Bainbridge ferry terminal in which a woman was believed to have made a bomb threat against a ferry worker. He said that one...

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Incident at Ferry Terminal Is a Bomb Threat

16 April 2015

At about 7 p.m. this evening, April 16th, a person made a threat against a ferry worker at the Bainbridge terminal. The person made reference to a bomb. Bainbridge Police responded to the scene. Washington State Patrol officers then arrived on...

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Ferries Suspended for Law Enforcement Activity at Bainbridge Terminal

16 April 2015

Law enforcement activity at the Bainbridge Island ferry terminal has delayed ferry service between Bainbridge and Seattle. The 6:20 p.m. Puyallup departed Seattle at 6:38 this evening and is currently sitting in the waters at the front of Eagle Harbor. Washington State...

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Photo of the Day: Crow Bar

16 April 2015

Reader Jeff Dalton had the quick instincts to snap this photo today, April 16, at Pritchard Park of a crow dive bombing an eagle perched atop a tree. This behavior, known as “mobbing,” is designed to protect nested young from predation, either...

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UPDATE: Amber Alert for Abducted 2 Year Old Cancelled

15 April 2015

UPDATE (April 15, 3:06 p.m.): The boy has been found unharmed. Two-year-old Ronnie Tran and his 40-year-old mother were abducted today in Des Moines by his grandmother Vien Nguyen. His mother was subdued with an electrical stun device and then...

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Bainbridge Bakers Asks Community for $100K; Should You Pay?

15 April 2015

by Julie Hall [Updated 3:15 p.m., 7:48 a.m. April 15, 2015] Bainbridge Island mainstay Bainbridge Bakers in Winslow Green has made a public plea for help—specifically $100,000 through a gofundme campaign. One of Bainbridge Bakers front staff managers, Ben Goldsmith...

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