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Photos of the Day: Holy Torpedo!

25 February 2015

Photographer Robert Dashiell captured these images of the USS Bremerton (SSN-698) submarine passing Bainbridge Island through Sinclair Inlet this morning, February 25. Commissioned in 1978, the 360-foot-long Bremerton is the oldest United States sub currently in active service. It is armed with four 21-inch torpedo...

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New T&C Reader Board Frame Pops a Wheelie

25 February 2015

by Sarah Lane and Julie Hall Town and Country’s new reader board just got framed this morning, courtesy of local metal worker Rory Thurrott. Thurrott, pictured on the left, created the new steel frame in his Bainbridge Island shop, Rory’s Custom...

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Citizens Object to Tot Lot Relocation, Developer Responds

24 February 2015

At Monday (February 23) evening’s public meeting following a Design Review Board meeting, about 40 people gathered to hear about the proposed Wyatt Cottages development. The development, which is just in the pre-application stage, would add 32 attached and detached one- and two-story...

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Meet the New BI High School Varsity Volleyball Coach

24 February 2015

Holly (Harris) Rohrbacher graduated from BHS in 2003 and then headed off to Washington State University for four years of starting as a middle hitter on the school varsity volleyball team. Now she has been named head volleyball coach at Bainbridge...

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Early Birds Begin Nesting at the Lovell Avenue Heronry

24 February 2015

With our mild weather this winter, breeding great blue herons have started nesting early this season at their Winslow site on Lovell Avenue. Bainbridge-based photographer Paul Brians captured a few breeding pairs already at work on their nests this week....

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BI Athletes Heading to National Kickboxing Championship and They Just Might Win

23 February 2015

You would never know from just seeing them on the street that Islanders Anisa Ashabi, Josh Soliva, and Laura Swanson could probably knock you out cold in about a second. None of them is physically imposing to look at—Soliva, at...

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Seattle Seawall Work Brings More Changes for Ferry Commuters

24 February 2015

The ongoing Seattle Seawall Project is bringing further significant changes for ferry commuters who use Colman Dock. Starting Wednesday, February 25, the following changes take effect, continuing through next fall: The Marion Street exit will close and a temporary exit between Marion...

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Video of the Day: Take a Gander at GAEA

25 February 2015

Last night, February 24, in a special pre-Open House sneak preview, the BHS Spartronics robotics team robot GAEA (Grabber Actuated Elevator Automaton) made her public debut, strutting her snazzle-dazzle pneumatics and Mecanum wheel drive. Tonight you will have the opportunity...

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Low-Income Seniors Report Ongoing Abuse at Winslow HUD Facility

11 February 2015

[Updated at 11:50 a.m. February 13, 2015—see note below.] Residents of the federally subsidized Winslow Arms Apartments at 220 Parfitt Way have come forward with allegations of ongoing harassment and abuse in their housing complex. Six residents of Winslow Arms...

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Chilly Hilly 2015 Stats and Accidents

22 February 2015

Bainbridge Island’s 43rd annual Chilly Hilly regional bike event, organized by Seattle-based Cascade Bicycle Club (CBC), saw riders enjoying a stunningly clear morning with mountain views and drier-than-normal conditions, with average temperatures for late February—a high of 51 degrees F....

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Chilly Hilly 2015 Photo Gallery and Video

22 February 2015

Today’s (February 22) Chilly Hilly 2015 was, in fact, not so chilly, and the riders came over from Seattle and elsewhere in droves, enjoying early sun and all-day dry weather. One estimate was that there were 5,000 riders taking part in...

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Senate Committee Approves $33M for ‘Safety Improvements’ to Highway 305

21 February 2015

On Wednesday, the State Senate Transportation Committee approved legislation including eleven bills that would fund $15 billion worth of transportation projects throughout the state. Among the proposed funding is $33 million for “SR 305 Construction – Safety Improvements.” The funding is...

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National Ambassador for Kid’s Lit. Kate DiCamillo Visiting BI This Week

24 February 2015

It’s not everyday that Bainbridge Island hosts an ambassador. But this Thursday, February 26, Kate DiCamillo, who is the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, will be paying a visit to Bainbridge to give an evening presentation to the public. Earlier...

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The Facts About Ticks and Lyme Disease in Western Washington

18 February 2015

These days most of us have relatives or friends struggling with Lyme Disease and its devastating impact. An infectious disease, Lyme is caused by at least three species of bacteria from the genus Borrelia, which dates back some 20 million years....

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Washington State Ferries Says Reserve Early for San Juans Travel

25 February 2015

Planning a trip to the San Juan Islands this spring or summer? Washington State Ferries (WSF) is recommending a reservation, and the sooner the better. WSF reports that its new reservation system, launched in January, for travel in the San...

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Navigate Bainbridge Session Tonight on Green Community & Vibrant Economy

25 February 2015

As part of the Comprehensive Plan Update/Navigate Bainbridge process, the City is hosting listening sessions in February and March, inviting citizens to help shape the future of Bainbridge Island. An important session tonight, February 25, focuses on Vibrant Economy and Green/Well-Planned Community. Citizens will...

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Name That Bird: Green-Eyed Angler

23 February 2015

Commonly spotted around Bainbridge Island shores, this sociable coastal bird, slightly smaller than a goose, gathers in colonies. The males choose a nesting site and gather most of the nesting material, while the females are the nest architects. With less...

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Puyallup Pulled from Service Sunday Night, Leaving Ferry Travelers in a Jam

23 February 2015

Yesterday, February 22, at 5:30 p.m. the Washington State Ferries (WSF) removed the Puyallup from service, resulting in seven cancelled sailings on the Seattle-Bainbridge Island route. The cancellations happened between 5:30 and 11:40 p.m. Many ferry commuters switched over to the...

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Spartronics Invite You to Meet GAEA, ATLaS’s Mother

21 February 2015

GAEA is the name given by the award-winning Spartronics robotics team to the robot they are making for this year’s FIRST Robotics competition. The name stands for Grabber Actuated Elevator Automaton. But the name is more than an acronym. In...

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Learn About the New Smarter Balanced Tests Coming Soon to a Kid Near You

21 February 2015

When State Superintendent of Schools Randy Dorn began to adopt the Common Core Standards in 2011, he initiated the alignment of those Standards with our state learning standards and set in motion the process of changing our standardized testing. Washington...

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Nicole Houmes in a cast position on high bar

Bainbridge Gymnasts Vault to Top at National and International Competitions

20 February 2015

by Jan Johnson While most Bainbridge Islanders were watching the Super Bowl, members of the Bainbridge Island Gymnastics Club were competing in Fort Worth, Texas, at the Metroplex Challenge. Over 4,000 gymnasts came from around the country to compete at the...

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Photos of the Day: Behemoths off the Sandspit

20 February 2015

This is the view from the Sandspit on northeast Bainbridge Island of the container ships currently parked offshore. Thank you to Diane Walker for these striking photos that give a perspective of just how massive these ships are. The one...

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Weekend on the Rock, February 20-22, 2015: FarmStrong and Chilly Hilly

20 February 2015

Here are Inside Bainbridge recommendations for the weekend of February 20-22, 2015: 1. Rye and Barley at Bainbridge Brewery When: Friday, 4-7 p.m. Where: Bainbridge Island Brewery, 9415 Coppertop Loop Why: It’s a mishmash of cultures on February 20, which happens...

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Shipping News: Bainbridge’s Marine ‘Parking Lot’

19 February 2015

[Read our followup to this article, with more details and photos: Photos of the Day: Behemoths off the Sandspit] Back in December we reported on four container ships and one cargo ship “parked” in the waters off of southern Bainbridge Island, a...

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Council Approves Tougher Tree and Land Clearing Protections

19 February 2015

This week it just got a little harder and more costly to cut down Bainbridge’s finest—its towering resident trees. Ordinance 2015-03 (formerly 2014-38), modifying the Land Clearing regulations in the Bainbridge Island Municipal Code, went into effect on Monday, following approval...

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Photo of the Day: Sunrise on the Sound

19 February 2015

Views like this make early morning commuting a little easier to take. How sweet it is. Thanks to Bainbridge-based roving photographer Pete Saloutos for sharing this shot taken today. We love your stuff, but get some sleep already man!  

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City Considers Changing Electric Charging Station and Its Parking Rules

18 February 2015

At last night’s (February 17) City Council meeting, Public Works Director Barry Loveless asked the Council to approve a capital improvements purchase of a new electric vehicle charging system for Winslow Way in front of Blackbird Bakery. The old system,...

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Police Blotter 2/18/15: Smile! You’re on Camera in Your Own Bathroom

18 February 2015

POLICE BLOTTER February 16 New Parking. Officer Victor Cienega was driving through the area of Madison Ave. and Winslow Way near Bjune at 1:13 in the afternoon when he saw a vehicle parked in the lane of travel. He pulled...

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Our PAWS Makes Finalist in Giveaway Contest: Vote for Them!

17 February 2015

When Pete Lovejoy added his cat’s name, Daisy, in the Name That Cat Freekatlitter Contest, he never expected that his would be selected among three finalists from 11,676 name nominations. The good news for local felines is that Lovejoy named PAWS...

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Get a Free Sign to Help Firefighters Find Your Home in an Emergency

17 February 2015

Most of us are all too familiar with the experience of hunting for someone’s house in backroad Bainbridge neighborhoods that split and curve every which way with inscrutable, if any, address signage. The good news is the Bainbridge Island Fire...

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Hiker Rescued from Fall at Gazzam Preserve

16 February 2015

This afternoon, February 16, at approximately 2:40 the Bainbridge Island Fire Department (BIFD) received an emergency call for rescue of an injured hiker who had fallen down a steep slope. The 25-year-old woman had walked down the Close Trail at Gazzam Lake...

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Harrison and Regence Make Nice: New Contract Started Sunday

16 February 2015

On Friday the 13th, Harrison Medical, which is part of the CHI Franciscan Health network, and insurer Regence BlueShield finally worked out an agreement after months of failing to do so. This agreement will provide Regence members in-network access to all local...

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Mail by Jasleen Kaur

Letter to the Editor: Keep It on the Rock Helpline Fundraiser a Big Success

16 February 2015

Keep It On The Rock would like to thank all the individuals and businesses that participated in Keep It On The Rock’s New Years Drive for Helpline House. We delivered several SUV loads of products that had been donated to...

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New Rector at Grace Episcopal as Rev. Harper Retires

16 February 2015

On Sunday, February 15, the congregation of Grace Episcopal Church found out who will be taking the place of their rector, the Rev. William R. Harper, who is retiring in April after 20 years at Grace and 30 years as...

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