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Both Directions of Seattle-Bainbridge Island Ferry Service Suspended

29 July 2014

[Read the update to this breaking story.] The Tacoma 12:20 p.m. ferry heading from Seattle to Bainbridge Island lost power at approximately 12:45 near Rockaway Beach before arriving at its destination. The boat dropped anchor and waited for assistance. Foss Tugboat Company...

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Close Quake Jangles Bainbridge Early This Morning

28 July 2014

A 3.5 earthquake centered about 3 miles east of Belfair and 13 miles southwest of Bainbridge Island at 4:04 a.m. today, July 28, jarred area residents awake. People on Bainbridge reported feeling their houses shake and furniture move. According to...

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Nonprofit Run by 3 BI Women Wins $5,000 to Build a School in Myanmar

29 July 2014

In 2008, Cyclone Nargis destroyed 60 percent of the schools in Myanmar’s Delta region and orphaned 20,000 children. In 2012, three Islanders—Melody Mociulski, Sandy Shubach, and Laurie Miller—responded to the disaster by launching Educational Empowerment, a nonprofit dedicated to providing access to...

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Wednesday Speak Your Mind About Pedestrian/ Biking Upgrades to Ferry Terminal

28 July 2014

The public is invited to City Council Chambers Wednesday night, July 30, at 7 p.m. to offer feedback on a range of proposed improvements to Olympic Drive near the ferry terminal. These improvements are designed to faciliate cycling and pedestrian...

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Photo of the Day: Westie Walk

28 July 2014

A pack of button-cute Westies (West Highland White Terriers) gathered with their people yesterday, July 27, at Bainbridge Island’s Battle Point Park (BPP) for their weekly Westie Walk. The Westie lovers explained that the breed especially enjoys the company of its...

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Letter to the Editor: Bainbridge Island Needs to Lead the Way with a Tax on Carbon

28 July 2014

Planet Earth is in the midst of an environmental crisis that will have dire consequences for human civilization. Overpopulation and the net addition of over 228,000 more humans per day is a huge driver behind rapid environmental decline, but how...

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Feel Like Falling from a Great Height?

29 July 2014

This Thursday, July 31, you can get in on the diving action at the Bainbridge All Comers Diving Meet. All skill levels are welcome, including mine which is negative 75. There will be a high board and low board available in...

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Two BHS Students Are Part of Youngest Team Ever to Race Across America

27 July 2014

On June 22, Bainbridge High School soon-to-be juniors Matias Francis and Lucas Weyand and college students Meghan Camp and Lydia Weyand became the youngest four-person team ever to complete the grueling Race Across America bike race. They finished their 3,000-mile...

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Bainbridge Iron Man Dad Chosen for Pyrenees Tour de France Charity Challenge

25 July 2014

When Bainbridge Islander Darren Smith started training for an Iron Man triathlon to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), an organization that helped make life-saving medicine available for his daughter, he thought it was enough to get...

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$3.5M Raised to Get Bainbridge Leg of Visionary Sound to Olympics Trail Moving

25 July 2014

Imagine this: taking a safe, stress-free bike ride or walk along Bainbridge Island’s main transit artery, Highway 305. Sound radically beyond your risk-taking nature or ability level? The mild-mannered but tenacious architect of this idea, 40-year Bainbridge Island resident Don Willott,...

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Seattle/ Bainbridge Ferry Service Gets Priority but Possible Bremerton Overflow with Wenatchee Down

25 July 2014

Washington State Ferries (WSF) is removing its 202-car Wenatchee ferry, which serves the Seattle/Bainbridge route, for approximately one week starting Tuesday, July 29, for necessary repairs to the vessel’s stern tube seals. As WSF’s most-populous run, Seattle/Bainbridge will receive highest priority...

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Elle's Island Spectacle

Elle Makes a Spectacle

26 July 2014

Licensed optician Ellie Tatum worked for 20 years in the eyewear business before she found a way to open her own shop. Now she is the proprietor of Elle’s Island Spectacle, a Bainbridge eyewear boutique specializing in frames by independent...

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Kitsap County Deputy Sheriff’s Guild “Anti-Endorses” Hauge

26 July 2014

The Kitsap County Deputy Sheriff’s Guild hasn’t yet issued an endorsement of a candidate for prosecutor. Instead, they’ve announced their “disendorsement” of incumbent Russ Hauge. In a statement issued yesterday, July 25, the Guild left open the possibility of a...

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plover by Jay Wiggs

Name That Bird: And the Oscar Goes to . . .

28 July 2014

Unlike most shorebirds, this graceful slender-winged plover is often seen on dry land, where it may make its nest and hunt for worms and insects. Whether on the beach or in a field or lawn, this bird is quite the...

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Astrology Weekly 7/27/14: Big Energy Meets Temperance

27 July 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.  Listen to last week’s show here. To make...

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Sallie Marx by Michael Jardine

BHS Senior Sallie Marx Named All American in Lacrosse

27 July 2014

Although the number of Washington lacrosse players named All American in 2014 reached a record high of 17, only one of those players is from Kitsap, and that player is Bainbridge High School senior Sallie Marx. Marx is a midfielder....

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National Night Out August 5: BIPD Officer Carla Sias Gives a Preview

27 July 2014

This post is part of our new collaboration with Bainbridge Community Broadcasting. BCB is a nonprofit, all-volunteer audio broadcasting organization under the umbrella of Sustainable Bainbridge. Currently they are creating podcasts about community news and events. Soon they hope to be streaming...

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Bainbridge Architect Johnpaul Jones Awarded National Humanities Medal

25 July 2014

On Tuesday, July 22, President Obama announced the ten 2013 winners of the National Humanities Medals. These medals recognize outstanding achievements in history, cultural studies, filmmaking, cultural commentary, and historic preservation—specifically, work that has “deepened the nation’s understanding of the...

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Bluegrass Festival Preview: Podcast with Event Coordinator Mary Anne Moorman

25 July 2014

This is the first post in our new collaboration with Bainbridge Community Broadcasting. BCB is a nonprofit, all-volunteer audio broadcasting organization under the umbrella of Sustainable Bainbridge. Currently they are creating podcasts about community news and events. Soon they hope to...

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Weekend on the Rock, July 25-27, 2014: Bluegrass and Dragonflies

25 July 2014

1. Art in Action!   When: Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Where: Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, 550 Winslow Way East Why: Make art. For all ages but children must be accompanied by an adult. Free admission but donations welcome. 2. The...

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New Arrowsmith School Targets Learning Disabilities on Bainbridge

24 July 2014

In the book The Brain That Changes Itself, Dr. Norman Doidge tells the story of Barbara Arrowsmith, a woman who as a young girl in the 1950s was labeled “unable to learn” but who, over a decade of studies, came to...

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Photo of the Day: Ted Rought’s Last Day with the BIPD

24 July 2014

Today was the last day at work for Senior Police Clerk Ted Rought, who is retiring after about 20 years with the Bainbridge Island Police Department. Fellow staff sent him off with stereotypical donuts and other baked goods. His colleague...

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Weather: Sun and Warm Temps on the Way, Really

24 July 2014

The National Weather Service reports that we will see a break from the gloom starting Friday, which will usher in normal summer sun and temperatures climbing back where they belong. Here is the forecast for Bainbridge Island: Thursday A 40...

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Kiwanis All-Comers Track Meet Results for July 21 2014

23 July 2014

by Jim Whiting, All-Comers Coach Hannah Gray won four events; Addy Wilson, Madison Stevens, Victoria Gray, Brady Trevye, William Pancholi, Nate Bernstein, Henry Rose, James Bruyere, and Hayden Dernback were all triple winners; and Arabella Ollivier, Camden Brown, Abigail Schnee,...

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Police Blotter 7/23/14: Three Men in a Van Chase Down a Driver

23 July 2014

POLICE BLOTTER July 21 Dropped Wallet. The court clerk found a wallet in the court’s drop box at the police station and turned it over to front office staff. Evidence Tech Jennifer Cooper spoke with the owner and made arrangements...

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The Jaybirds

Wednesday Concert: The Jaybirds Bring Their Bluegrass to Battle Point

22 July 2014

John Reischman and the Jaybirds play like they’re married—happily. The five members of this string bluegrass band have an easy familiarity with each other and they work together seamlessly. There’s no crazy drama, there’s no showboating. This is a band...

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Photos of the Day: Pelagic Pirates?

22 July 2014

Islander Thomas Hayward shared this shot of “pirates” aboard his boat moored just north of Bainbridge Island’s Battle Point. It’s a rare occasion when eagles and crows coexist, which begs the question, who is the captain and who is the...

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Kingston Man Arrested for Alleged Murder of His Infant Daughter

22 July 2014

A Kingston man has been arrested and booked in jail on a charge of second-degree murder of his four-month-old daughter. Kitsap Sheriff’s detectives took the 21-year-old accused man into custody yesterday, July 21, after establishing probable cause, and bail was set...

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bantam rooster at Church garden

The Flap About Rooster Dumping and Ethical Urban Farming

22 July 2014

In the last week members of the Eagle Harbor Congregational Church community garden in Winslow have reported incidents of roosters being left in their garden. The large fenced garden is a beautiful sprawling area with dozens of well-tended beds and...

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City Begins the Big Sewage System Swapout in Eagle Harbor

22 July 2014

Today, July 22, a team from the Seattle-based Frank Coluccio Construction Company began the work of replacing the aged and frail sewer lines in Eagle Harbor. This morning several 30,000- to 80,000-pound Caterpillar excavators were parked at the ready along...

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Virginia Mason listening tree

Chirp up in Virginia Mason’s Listening Trees Around Winslow

22 July 2014

Bainbridge Island’s mainstay medical center Virginia Mason (VM) wants you to know they are listening. They invite you to join their “healthy community conversation” by adding your thoughts to “listening trees” that they have installed at their clinic at 380 Winslow Way...

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Aging Well: Your Most Important Resource—Resources (Especially Housing)

21 July 2014

by Jeannette Franks, PhD, Gerontologist In many ways Bainbridge Island is a resource-rich community. Many of the resources we offer, such as a food bank (206-842-7621), a senior center (206-842-1616), and a volunteer network (206-842-4441), can be found in most prosperous communities. But on...

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Name That Bird: Gone in a Flash

21 July 2014

Unlike most species of woodpecker, this relatively large bird spends much of its time on the ground digging up ants and beetles with its slightly curved bill. A Washington native, it is relatively common on Bainbridge Island. The best way...

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