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    Power Blows on Island

    Puget Sound Energy reports 223,899 customers are without power so far across the region as a large wind and rain storm presses north and east. Of those customers, more than 5,500 are on Bainbridge. The outages seemed to be spread across...

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    Olympic National Park Shuts Down for Storm

    Reporting winds in excess of 70 mph along the coast and high winds throughout the park, the National Park Service is announcing closures of all roads into the park and of all Olympic campgrounds. NPS spokesperson Barbara Maynes reports that...

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    Coyote Woodshop Makes Kitsap Bank’s Western WA Sweet 16—Vote Soon

    This is the second year in a row Kitsap Bank is holding an edg3 FUND small business competition to recognize “entrepreneurs dedicated to growing their community in three ways: economically, socially, and environmentally.” One of the Sweet 16 finalists is Bainbridge’s Coyote Woodshop, which provides locally harvested...

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    High Wind Warning Today—Batten Down Hatches

    At 3:57 this morning, August 29, the National Weather Service issued an urgent weather message warning about high winds in the Puget Sound region from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Winds are expected to increase from the south, ranging from 20...

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    Rainy, Blustery Weather Heading Our Way

    In a special weather statement issued at 5:34 this evening, August 27, the National Weather Service is predicting wet weather for tomorrow and Saturday. The wind is supposed to pick up on Saturday as a stronger front comes through. The...

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Weekend on the Rock, August 28-30, 2015: BI Parks 50th B-Day Bash

27 August 2015

Here are Inside Bainbridge recommendations for the weekend of August 28-30, 2015: 1. Flowers from the Heart When: Friday, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Where: Eagle Harbor Congregational Church, 105 Winslow Way W Why: I took a look at a massive sunflower face...

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Bainbridge Helps Fight the Fires in Eastern Washington

26 August 2015

Islanders are doing their part to fight the fires throughout the state, which as of yesterday, August 25, had consumed more than 709,000 acres in Eastern, Central Washington and Skagit County, according to the Department of Emergency Management. The help comes...

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Police Blotter 8/26/15: High Speed Chase Through Island’s Center

26 August 2015

POLICE BLOTTER August 25 Scooter Scoots Away. At about 2 p.m. a woman returned home to discover that her scooter was missing from her driveway. She had left it there at about 8 a.m. on the 24th. She had covered...

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BI Police Interrupt Large North-End Mail Heist in Progress

26 August 2015

Bainbridge police caught mail thieves in the act early Saturday morning, August 22, enabling them to reclaim 138 pieces of unopened mail that had been plucked from dozens of north end mailboxes. Officer Victor Cienega was patrolling Komedal Road, Hidden Cove Road,...

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City Axes Branding Company, Turns to Local Designers for Final Logo

25 August 2015

Kellie Stickney, the City of Bainbridge Island Communications Specialist, still feels very strongly that branding Bainbridge Island is essential for the community’s financial well-being. “With Avalara leaving at the beginning of the upcoming year and with the ongoing storefront vacancies...

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Photos of the Day: 9th Annual Arms Around Bainbridge Swim

25 August 2015

Saturday, August 22, swimmers took to the water in the annual relay swim around the Island to raise funds  for Arms Around Bainbridge. Photographer Pete Saloutos was on scene to document the event.    Related Stories Arms Around Bainbridge’s 2015...

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Recipe: Rolling Bay Farm’s Bodacious Blackberry Jam

25 August 2015

by Adrienne Wolfe, Co-Owner of Rolling Bay Farm Our jamming is pectin-free for two reasons: It’s an added expense and ingredient we found we don’t need, and there are a fair number of people with food allergies who try to avoid it...

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Fires “Deliberately Set” at Fort Ward Park

22 August 2015

Just before 7 a.m. this morning, August 22, the Bainbridge Island Fire Department was dispatched to the upper portion of Fort Ward Park for a fire in the brush. Twelve firefighters responded. They were met by concerned walkers at the park...

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Kitsap County Assessors to Begin Inspecting Island “Real Property”

21 August 2015

What, you ask, is real property, and why are they going to inspect it? Real property, as opposed to that other imaginary type, refers to fixed property, such as land and buildings, that you can’t pick up and put in...

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Letter to the Editor: HRB Collaborates to House Families, Conserve Island

20 August 2015

Housing Resources Bainbridge’s homeownership development, Ferncliff Village, is expanding. Phase 2 of the Ferncliff Village project will include 16 two- and three-bedroom homes available for purchase by low and moderate income families and individuals. The completion of these townhomes will bring to...

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Police Blotter 8/20/15: A “Tiny Bit” to Drink and DUI Houdini

20 August 2015

POLICE BLOTTER August 19 Protection Order Violation at the Police Station. Officer Jon Bingham responded to a protection order violation in the lobby of the police station. He saw a man walking away slowly outside and a woman with two...

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BHS Steadily Creeping up the ‘Newsweek’ Best High Schools List

19 August 2015

Bainbridge High School is now rated by Newsweek magazine as one of the top 500 high schools in the country. BHS came in at number 459 this year. Although BHS isn’t exactly near the top, spot 459 represents a steady...

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Got a Bike with a Motor? Ride It for the Homeless

19 August 2015

Gimme Shelter is the tough, sort of Sons of Anarchy-name given to an awareness-raising motorcycle ride scheduled for September 12. The appeal to rebellious Easy Riders can only be heightened by the fact that the event has no affiliation with any specific...

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Phase Two of Affordable Ferncliff Village Is Underway

18 August 2015

Last week Housing Resources Bainbridge began clearing the lot adjacent to the current 24-home Ferncliff Village site for Phase Two of the affordable living community. This second phase will add 16 two- and three-bedroom townhomes to the community land trust neighborhood. The...

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Dementia Expert to Share Survival Strategies for Caregivers

21 August 2015

Kae Hammond knows what dementia looks like and the impact it can have on family. Her mother has Alzheimer’s. But it was her father who died first, unexpectedly, 11 years after her mother’s diagnosis. That’s when Hammond learned from the...

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Weekend on the Rock, August 21-23, 2015: Out(side)rageousness at Bloedel

20 August 2015

Here are Inside Bainbridge recommendations for the weekend of August 21-23, 2015: 1. Art in Action: Painting with Plants and Berries When: Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Where: Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (Gallery or Classroom), 550 Winslow Way East Why: Stop...

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Special Olympics Bowling Season Ready to Strike—Sign up Now

18 August 2015

Do you have an imposing “address” and “stance”? Can you put a mean spin on the ball? Do you know what to do when faced with a baby split? If you do, great. If you’re like me and you have...

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BYS and Raising Resilience Win Grants to Counteract Effects of Poverty

17 August 2015

Kitsap Strong is a collaboration among The Kitsap Community Foundation, The Suquamish Tribe, the United Way of Kitsap County, and the Kitsap Public Health District to reduce the occurrence and mitigate the impacts of adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs, caused by poverty. In July,...

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State Is Maybe a Little Smarter, A Little Less Balanced

17 August 2015

Office of Public Instruction Superintendent Randy Dorn announced today, August 17, that Washington elementary and secondary students performed better than anticipated on this spring’s new Smarter Balanced assessments and other ongoing tests. But last week’s news that the State Supreme Court...

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Port Blakely Mill Town Yama Re-Emerges from the Dirt After 100 Years

16 August 2015

In 2011, Bainbridge Island Historical Museum Curator Rick Chandler decided to take a walk. He was looking for the Bainbridge site of the late 19th- and early 20th-century Japanese village known as Yama, which means “little mountain.” Chandler knew about Yama, a...

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Link Crew Coming for BHS Freshmen (Has Nothing to Do with Rowing)

16 August 2015

This Tuesday and Wednesday, August 18 and 19, Link Crew is coming to Bainbridge High School. No oar locks will be involved. Instead, 70 peer mentors will be trained to help incoming freshmen navigate the sometimes rougher waters of high school. Link...

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Out of the Frying Pan, into the Flood (and Darkness)

14 August 2015

Yesterday, we were looking at scorched earth. Today we’re worrying about floods. The National Weather Service has issued an urban and small stream flood advisory for the region including  eastern Kitsap County and Bremerton.  The warning is in effect until...

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Clearcut on Wyatt: The Story Behind the Ashbury Development

14 August 2015

On April 17 of this year, Denova NW LLC, a Kent-based developer, purchased 4.51 acres of wooded land on Wyatt just west of Grow for $1,950,000. Denova, the developer of Bainbridge’s Timberbrook community near Gazzam Lake, is proposing to build an 18-home community on the...

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Letter to the Editor: Another ‘Mega-Development’ on Wyatt?

14 August 2015

It has been a year since all of the negative publicity started about the Visconsi development. Just searching for “Visconsi” on the Inside Bainbridge website is very informative—it shows the visceral reaction to habitat loss and a general disgust with...

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Nakata Pool Gets Money-Saving Energy Efficiency Upgrade

14 August 2015

At last night’s (August 13) Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Parks & Recreation District Board of Commissioners meeting, Puget Sound Energy reps shared news about recent energy efficiency upgrades at the Aquatics Center’s Nakata Pool. They told commissioners that LED lighting upgrades will save the...

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Weekend on the Rock August 14-16, 2015: Raise the Woof

13 August 2015

Here are Inside Bainbridge recommendations for the weekend of August 14-16, 2015: 1. Discovery Friday When: Friday, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Where: Kids Discovery Museum, 301 Ravine Lane Why: A STEM-based program for young scientists. Free with admission or membership. 2. Art in Action: Watercolor...

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Prominent Opponent of “Citizens United” Coming to Speak on Bainbridge

13 August 2015

David Cobb is a co-founder of Move to Amend, a leading organization on the front against the U.S. Supreme Court’s “Citizens United” ruling. Cobb is coming to Bainbridge Monday, August 17, to raise support for Washington Initiative 735, which seeks...

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Police Blotter 8/13/15: Man with Warrants Shoots Gun, Flees

13 August 2015

POLICE BLOTTER August 10 Bainbridge police received notice around 2:22 in the afternoon of “threats with a gun.” A woman had called 911 to report that her three landscapers had seen a man waving a gun on the beach. Officers...

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Ferry Photo Contest: Enter Your Best Shot Now

12 August 2015

The Washington State Ferries is challenging you to share your best ferry photos on Twitter. The winning photo could win you—not a free ferry pass for life—a free, behind-the-scenes tour of a ferry. There are rules—quite a few, in fact. WSDOT...

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Paperboys Deliver Tonight at Battle Point

12 August 2015

Tonight, August 12, you can enjoy the slightly moistened grass on the Observatory lawn at Battle Point while listening to The Paperboys in concert. This is another concert in the Bainbridge Island Parks’ Sounds of Summer series. The Paperboys are...

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Seahawks Preseason Starts and WSF Adds a Ferry

12 August 2015

If you have to ride the ferry this weekend, grit your teeth now. Friday is the Seahawks’ first preseason game. They’ll meet the Denver Broncos at home at 7 p.m. Seattle is also hosting Hempfest on Friday from noon to 8...

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Letter to the Editor: Gratitude for Our Local Fire Departments

12 August 2015

On July 31st, while mowing a wider fire break around one of our structures, our mower struck a rock and started a grass fire. The wind drove the fire quickly across the tinder-dry hillside and we called 911. The Bainbridge...

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West Sound Academy Students to Host Music Festival Benefiting Trevor Project

11 August 2015

In May, kids from West Sound Academy, the across-the-bridge 6-12 school attended by many Islanders, were awarded a North Kitsap-Poulsbo Rotary Club community service grant of $500 to support their project: a music festival. The festival, scheduled for later this month, will benefit...

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KPHD Extends Shellfish Harvesting Closure to North Tip of Island

11 August 2015

Today, August 11, the Kitap Public Health District announced that it was expanding the East Shoreline Shellfish Harvesting Closure to Port Madison and Miller Bays, effectively closing to harvesting the northern portion of Bainbridge from south Point No Point to Point...

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