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Police Blotter 11/19/14: Drunks Galore

19 November 2014

POLICE BLOTTER November 18 Found Wallet. A woman came to the station to turn in a wallet she had found at the ferry terminal. Senior Clerk Kelly Eisenhood was able to locate a telephone number for the owner through ILeads....

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A New Brooklyn Road Eagle’s Rescue and Release Story + Video

19 November 2014

A couple of weeks ago during a rainy spell Ken and Sue Hassenmiller awoke to discover a large bald eagle standing in their back yard off of New Brooklyn Road. Ken said they had heard a commotion of animal noises...

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Bainbridge’s Golden Eagles Have Strong Showing at Special Olympics Bowling

19 November 2014

Bainbridge Island’s super Special Olympics sports team, the tropical-shirted Golden Eagles, has done it again, representing the Island in yet another athletic event. This time it was the southwest region bowling tournament held at All Star Lanes in Silverdale on...

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Citizens Help Navigate Bainbridge in Comp Plan Visioning Workshop

18 November 2014

by Christina Albrecht Tinling Monday, November 17, the Navigate Bainbridge Steering Committee (NBSC) hosted the second of two Visioning Workshops intended to clarify public consensus on Island values and guiding principles to direct the Comprehensive Plan Update process by discussing...

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Space Heater Cause of Marshall Road House Fire

18 November 2014

Investigators have concluded that last night’s house fire at 6568 Marshall Road was caused by contact between an electric space heater and combustible materials in a bathroom of the home. Pressure from the blaze in the bathroom burst the room’s...

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BIPD Helps Bring Down Human Traffickers Working in County (Including BI)

17 November 2014

On November 13, the Bainbridge Island Police Department assisted in a multi-agency operation spearheaded by the FBI and the Bremerton PD to identify and arrest human traffickers in Kitsap and Pierce Counties. The operation resulted in six arrests in Kitsap....

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Ferry Baby Zoë’s Family Meets Captain & Crew Who Assisted with Birth

16 November 2014

A local celebrity was aboard the 9:35 a.m. ferry on Saturday. But unlike most celebrity appearances, this little star slept through the whole thing. Baby Zoë and her parents Christina and Chris Hammond and three-year-old sister Ava gathered to meet Captain Russell...

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Generator Cause of House Fire; Family Dog Likely Died in Blaze

16 November 2014

by Julie Hall and Sarah Lane [This story was updated at 9:57 a.m. November 17.] The fire that incinerated a Port Madison home this morning began when the homeowner attempted to start his generator after an outage left about 4,000...

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Council Paves the Way for 305 Expansion/ Bridge Rebuild

15 November 2014

The Bainbridge City Council has not fast-tracked a plan to expand 305 and rebuild the Agate Pass Bridge without the community getting to weigh in on the matter. But the Council has given the go-ahead to a countywide lobbying effort...

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Letter to the Editor: Recommend- ations for Suzuki Property from a 2008 Task Force Member

17 November 2014

I live on Commodore Lane NW, which is immediately south of the pond on the Suzuki property. I was a member of the 2008 Suzuki Task Force. Some of my suggestions below on the disposition of the Suzuki property address issues...

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Poll: Should Fire Station 23 Be Staffed to Improve Safety of North Islanders?

16 November 2014

by Sarah Lane and Julie Hall A fire this morning on the north end of Bainbridge Island that destroyed a house, injured a resident, and killed a dog trapped in the home received its first response from Kitsap Fire and...

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House Fire Near Gazzam on Marshall Road

17 November 2014

by Sarah Lane and Julie Hall Bainbridge Island firefighters responded to a call at 6:20 tonight of a 1,500-square-foot house on fire on Marshall Road, in the north Gazzam Lake neighborhood. The home’s single occupant reported the blaze and heavy...

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Weather: The Rain Cometh

18 November 2014

Rain is returning as per usual and is expected through the weekend and beyond. Here is the National Weather Service forecast for Bainbridge Island: Wednesday A 30 percent chance of rain after 4 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near...

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Letter to the Editor: Visconsi’s Two-Page Newspaper Ads Go Too FAR

13 November 2014

Have you seen Visconsi’s two page ads telling us how wonderful their new shopping center is going to be? You know, the one with artist’s renderings that make it look like a visitor’s center from one of our national parks?...

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Sheriff Requests Help to Identify Armed Men in Video Footage Burglarizing a Home

19 November 2014

Kitsap County Sheriff’s detectives are requesting public assistance to identify two suspects thought to be involved in a South Kitsap burglary and the theft of an ATM machine in King County. Video footage (below) shows two men armed with handguns burglarizing a...

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Thanksgiving Cranberry-Eucalyptus Bouquet

18 November 2014

I picked up the idea for this festive Thanksgiving bouquet from some creative soul at Central Market in Poulsbo. S/he had put cranberries in a big glass vase with water and created a striking bouquet with seasonal flowers, next to...

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Astrology Weekly 11/16/14: You’re on the Right Track

17 November 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. To make an appointment for a personalized astrological...

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Injury Fire Destroys Port Madison Home

16 November 2014

by Sarah Lane and Julie Hall [This story was updated at 9:59 a.m. November 17.] A husband and wife reported their home on fire this morning at 9:32 following an explosion believed to have occurred in the house’s basement. Located...

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Weather: Clear and Cold, with Slight Warming Trend

16 November 2014

The crisp clear weather is expected to continue into the middle of the week, with daily highs in the 40s and night-time temperatures hovering in the 30s. Rain may return by Wednesday night. Here is the National Weather Service Forecast...

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Pavilion Evacuated Last Night

15 November 2014

Just before 8 last night, November 14, the fire alarms at the Pavilion went off, automatically shutting down all the Bainbridge Cinema projectors and sending dozens of Pavilion patrons into the lobby and then out of the building. There were...

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Bainbridge Ferry Commuters to Get Highway Traffic Cameras

14 November 2014

Washington State Ferries (WSF) has announced plans to install additional traffic cameras to assist commuters and travelers affected by ferry traffic. The new cameras will be placed on Highway 305 at two locations: Winslow Way and High School Road. The...

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How to Winterize Your Chicken Coop

14 November 2014

by Allison Krug, science/medical writer and BI chicken farmer With the shorter days and colder weather, you may wonder if your chickens are comfortable. Should you be supplementing the light in their coop to keep them laying through the winter?...

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Weather: Temps Plummet into the 20s

14 November 2014

Keep your chickens insulated, protect your plants, and keep your bird baths and hummingbird feeders unfrozen with warm water. Clear and frigid temperatures will continue through the weekend, dropping into the mid 20s at night, about 15 degrees below the...

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Weekend on the Rock November 14-16, 2014: Celluloid Film Fest, Fleury, Ferguson

14 November 2014

Here are Inside Bainbridge recommendations for the weekend of November 14-16, 2014: 1. Holiday Pie Making-Crusts When: Friday, 12-2:30 p.m. Where: Intentional Table, 124 Madrone Lane Why: Pie season is upon us and this is your how-to manual. Pastry Chef...

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Letter to the Editor: Support One Call for All Thanksgiving Weekend at Bay Hay

14 November 2014

The Bay Hay & Feed Buy Local/Give Local “One-Stop” Shop this Thanksgiving weekend is back by popular demand. For purchases made on November 28 and 29, Bay Hay & Feed will donate 15% of all sales to the community pool...

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Bainbridge in Celluloid: Film Festival Aims Lens at Japanese American Exclusion

13 November 2014

The annual Bainbridge film festival, Celluloid Bainbridge, wherein every film is filmed on Bainbridge or includes an Islander in cast, crew, or production team, starts tomorrow, November 14, and runs through the weekend. This year, among its 28 films are a...

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Extensive Damage to Tacoma Ferry Puts It out of Service Until Summer

13 November 2014

Officials from Washington State Ferries (WSF) have released details about the engine failure that suddenly powered down the Tacoma as it was approaching the Bainbridge Island ferry terminal in the waters of Eagle Harbor on July 29. The Jumbo Mark II ship,...

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See the Future of Trees on Bainbridge Island This Weekend

13 November 2014

This Saturday, November 15, you can get a peek at the future, specifically that of trees on Bainbridge Island, courtesy of the Association of Bainbridge Communities and their 13th Annual Environmental Conference. Following the recent removal of 830 trees at...

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Spartan Marching Band Finishes Its Season as Division’s Best in State

13 November 2014

The Bainbridge High School Marching Band has just returned from the Auburn Veteran’s Day Parade and Field Show Competition, widely regarded as the state’s unofficial championship for Marching Bands, as first-place winners in Division A. The November 8 win is...

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Spartan Oskar Dieterich Commits to Black Hills Yellow Jackets Basketball

13 November 2014

The 6’9″, 230-pound Spartan senior Oskar Dieterich, who plays basketball and football for Bainbridge High School, signed a letter of intent yesterday, November 12, to play basketball for the Black Hills State University Yellow Jackets in Spearfish, South Dakota. Black...

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Police Blotter

Police Blotter 11/12/14: Stolen Cement Cat and Glass Fern

12 November 2014

POLICE BLOTTER November 10 More Prowl Problems at Harbor Square. Officer Trevor Ziemba was asked to contact the facilities manager at Harbor Square. The manager told Ziemba that several vehicles had been prowled on November 3 and that during those...

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60 Business Owners Ask Council to Solve Winslow Parking Problems

12 November 2014

At this week’s City Council meeting, which was held on Monday, November 10, because of the Tuesday holiday, three local business owners spoke during public comment to urge the Council to address a downtown parking problem affecting their businesses. The...

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Firewall Problem Takes Down City’s Internet

12 November 2014

If you’ve been having trouble connecting with the City of Bainbridge Island (COBI) online, it’s because COBI’s Internet service has been out since yesterday afternoon. COBI Community Engagement Specialist Kellie Stickney said that it was a firewall problem. When the firewall was...

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Girl Scouts Serve Veterans Day Dinner to Those Who Have Served

12 November 2014

The Orange Blossoms, Girl Scout Cadette troop #46449, and the Island Girls, Girl Scout Junior troop #43861, served local veterans at Bainbridge Island’s annual Veterans Day Dinner last night at the American Legion Hall. Veterans enjoyed a prime rib dinner catered...

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