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‘Belly Brawl’ in the Safeway Tofu Section

27 January 2015

On January 17 at 1:13 p.m. Bainbridge Police Officer Gary Koon responded to an assault report in the High School Road Safeway. The woman who reported the incident said she had been shopping in the tofu section of the store...

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Police Blotter 1/27/15: Creepy, Pursuing Stranger and Regularly Scheduled Shoplifting

27 January 2015

POLICE BLOTTER January 26 Pay Box Burglary. Officer Gary Koon was dispatched to Bainbridge Disposal and Recycle on Business Park Lane for a burglary. He contacted the reporting party who told him the business has a payment drop box that...

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Gear Grinders Middle School Coach Paralyzed After Biking Accident

27 January 2015

by Sarah Lane and Julie Hall This Sunday, January 25, on a middle school mountain bike ride near Gazzam, Bainbridge Island Gear Grinders Coach Jay Abbott suffered a crash and landed on his head and neck, severely damaging his spinal...

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Virginia Mason Bainbridge Adds Daily Urgent Care Service

27 January 2015

As of this week Virginia Mason Bainbridge Island Medical Center on Winslow Way has expanded its urgent care treatment services for minor injuries and illnesses to seven days a week, with no appointments required. The Clinic is now providing urgent treatment of...

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New Mixed-Use Lynwood Center Development Proposed

26 January 2015

The City of Bainbridge Island (COBI) is currently reviewing an application to develop a 5-acre mixed-use parcel in Lynwood that would include two inns, a restaurant, a park and market gathering place, commercial buildings, townhouses, and single-family homes. The proposed...

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Newly Extended Sportsman Club Road Spine Trail Adds Community Connectivity

27 January 2015

With the latest segment now finished, the Sportsman Club Road Spine Trail is close to completion. Made possible by an easement donated from the Club, the new 700-foot-long portion of the Trail runs along the scenic Sportsmen’s Club pond on the...

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Five Influenza Deaths in Kitsap County This Season

28 January 2015

The Kitsap Public Health District is warning people that “the flu can be a severe illness,” so severe in fact that so far this season five people in the county have suffered influenza-related deaths. KPH is urging people to get vaccinated...

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Pilot of Crashed Plane in Hood Canal Presumed Dead

27 January 2015

After searching for more than eight hours near Seabeck for survivors of a plane crash that occurred at about 1 p.m. yesterday, January 26, in Hood Canal, the Coast Guard has suspended its search. There have been no reports of a...

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Letter to the Editor: Councilman Bonkowski, Please Apologize for Violating Your Oath of Office

25 January 2015

Please note that I originally sent this letter to Councilmember Steve Bonkowski (at his Bainbridge City Council email alias) in response to his recent letter on Inside Bainbridge. He has not replied to my letter. Steve, Thank you for breaking...

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Letter to the Editor: Vote Yes for a Vital Winslow Park with No Net Tax Increase

25 January 2015

Words fly, pro and con, regarding the acquisition of the Sakai property for park uses. Now the words must give way to action. The levy request is in the mail. Please join me in voting for its approval. Here’s what...

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Video to the Editor: The Sakai Land Levy Would Burden the Working Class & Seniors

25 January 2015

The following video regarding Bainbridge Island Metro Park & Recreation District Proposition 1 was submitted by Bainbridge citizen James Olsen and narrated by Mary Dombrowski. Related Stories Letter to the Editor: Yes for Sakai Central Park Letter to the Editor:...

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How This Rig off Our Shores is Making a Meadow and Why You Should Care

23 January 2015

This floating crane at the mouth of Eagle Harbor is in the process of laying sediment for subtidal eelgrass meadow, extraordinarily rich marine habitat destroyed in decades past by the activities in the harbor at the Wyckoff Creosote Plant site....

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Pot Shots: Two Prospective Cannabis Businesses for Bainbridge

22 January 2015

The prospect of marijuana business on Bainbridge has caused quite a buzz here since Washington voters legalized recreational pot in late 2012. The city’s decision to limit marijuana production, processing, and retail to business/industrial zones and Washington State Liquor Control Board...

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Agate Pass Bridge Cleaning Work Will Mean 21 Days of Daytime Lane Closures

20 January 2015

The good news is the Agate Pass Bridge will be clean for the first time since 1991. The bad news is that, for that to happen, the drivers and passengers of the 22,000 vehicles using the bridge daily are going to...

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Name (and Find) That Bird: Silent Stalker

27 January 2015

This double challenge comes courtesy of Bainbridge Island photographer Marilynn Gottlieb. Can you find and identify this familiar species reflected in the Battle Point Park pond among the reeds and branches? It hangs around water and uses its blade-like bill...

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Plane Crash Debris Field Located

26 January 2015

Ileana LiMarzi, the Public Information Officer for Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue, has reported that at about 2:15 this afternoon, January 26, a debris field was located in the area where a small plane was believed to have gone down in...

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Letter to the Editor: A Winslow Park Opportunity Will Not Come Again

26 January 2015

Voters have a rare opportunity to create a wonderful park in our downtown core area by voting YES on Proposition One. The Sakai property–23 acres, including a lake—is not an opportunity we will see again. It’s now or never, so...

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Coast Guard Searching for Plane Believed to Have Gone Down in Hood Canal

26 January 2015

At around 1 this afternoon, January 26, a person called 911 to report having seen a small plane going down into the Hood Canal near Seabeck. Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue is responding to the scene and trying to get...

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Astrology Weekly 1/25/15: True up What You Want with How You Are

25 January 2015

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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Poll: Who Will You Cheer for on Super Bowl XLIX Sunday?

25 January 2015

Remember last year when a frenzied fan left his/her engine running in an illegal spot near the Bainbridge ferry terminal on Super Bowl XLVIII parade day? But not all of us are Seahawks fans, including a member of my (in-law)...

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‘Fully Inflated’ Great Guacamole Recipe

25 January 2015

We’re legally and figuratively pumped for the Super Bowl here in Seattle+. And that means getting ready to serve up plenty of guacamole. Possibly you starved yourself in a suspended-animation stress-response to the Seahawks playoff comeback against the Green Bay...

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Juvenile Gray Whale Found Under Colman Dock Was Hit by Propeller

24 January 2015

The gray whale that was found dead under Slip 1 at Colman ferry dock in Seattle on Wednesday was likely killed by a ship’s propeller. That was the preliminary finding of the necropsy conducted today, January 24, by Cascadia Research....

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In 2014 Bainbridge-Seattle Ferry Route Ridership Increased to 6.3 Million

24 January 2015

You may not be too excited about it, but Assistant Secretary WSDOT/Ferries Division Lynne Griffith was happy in her latest newsletter to report that Washington State Ferry ridership was up in 2014 from the year before. The Bainbridge-Seattle route alone saw 6,320,820 riders, a...

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Letter to the Editor: Yes for Sakai Central Park

24 January 2015

It is incredible that this amazing piece of property has become available and that our Metropolitan Park District has an opportunity to purchase it for every member of our Island community to enjoy forever. It is suitable for both active and passive recreation....

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Spring Softball Clinics Start This Weekend

23 January 2015

Yo Tweens (and your parents)! Softball season is batting up, and you are invited to show your stuff. Softball Spring 2015 Player Pre-Evaluation Warm-Up Clinics Who Should Attend: All players ages 10-12 When: January 25 and February 1, 6:15-8 p.m....

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2015 Island Treasures Are Diane Bonciolini, Gregg Mesmer, and Art Grice

23 January 2015

The sixteenth Island Treasure Awards, which honor excellence in the arts and/or humanities, are usually given to two people. But this year the honor is being shared among three, largely because two of those people are so enmeshed in their work that...

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NOAA Working to Set up Whale Necropsy for Tomorrow

23 January 2015

Michael Milstein, a public affairs official for NOAA Fisheries, said today that the whale discovered yesterday, January 22, underneath Slip 1 at the Colman ferry dock was a 32-foot-long female gray whale. She likely had been dead a couple of days judging...

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Grow Village Wins Two Big Green Awards

23 January 2015

The National Association of Home Builders just bestowed upon the Bainbridge Island Grow Community the 2014 Platinum Award in the Best in American Living Green Community Category. Grow also won the Best in Green Development Award. Both awards were presented at the...

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Weekend on the Rock January 23-25, 2015: AAB Bingo Night Fundraiser

23 January 2015

Here are Inside Bainbridge recommendations for the weekend of January 23-25, 2015: 1. 12th Dog Pet Food Drive for Kitsap Humane Society When: Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Where: Bainbridge Self Storage, 9300 Sportsman Club Rd. NE Why: Everything including pet food...

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Filming Starts Today for Local Author Jonathan Evison’s ‘The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving’

22 January 2015

Bainbridge author Jonathan Evison says his book The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving is semiautobiographical in that he shares some of the experiences of a number of his main characters, including the protagonist Ben. In the forthcoming movie of Evison’s book, actor...

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Dead Gray Whale Found Under Colman Dock

22 January 2015

This morning, January 22, before 9, Washington State Ferry workers spotted a dead Western gray whale under the slip usually used for loading Bainbridge-Seattle vehicle traffic. Ferry workers estimated the whale’s length at 25 feet. A ferry passenger said he...

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Letter to the Editor: Land Trust Founder Speaks out About the Sakai Land

21 January 2015

We Islanders have pulled together many times over the last 30 years to save iconic pieces of open space on our Island, and through that collective community effort we have preserved the character of this Island, with parcels such as...

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Letter to the Editor: Many Thanks for a Beautiful Holiday Season

21 January 2015

As we say farewell to the beautiful holiday celebration, I would like to extend personal thanks to so many who made it happen: Karen Selvar at Bainbridge Island Farms for selecting the perfect community tree; Matt Baker and Jonathon Davis...

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BHS Grad in the Running to Host World Travel Series Needs Your Vote

21 January 2015

Katie Vreedenburgh wants to show you the world. First she needs your vote to be chosen as the cohost of Global Degree, a web series featuring visits to the 195 countries of the United Nations. The web show, recently picked...

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