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Bainbridge Man Sentenced for Sexual Abuse of Daughter & Stepson

24 March 2015

A former Bainbridge Island resident plead guilty yesterday, March 23, in Kitsap Superior Court to two felony counts of child molestation. Judge Kevin D. Hull sentenced the white male, 51, to just under 7.5 years for child molestation in the...

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Storyville Selling Its Spot in Heart of Downtown

23 March 2015

After years of sitting empty, the 6600-square-foot retail spot in the center of Winslow Way could now get a new owner or tenants. This afternoon, Doug Nelson of American Property hung a for sale sign on the spot that belongs to...

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City Calls for Help to Identify Source of Ongoing Illegal Dumping in Winslow

23 March 2015

In the last several weeks, City maintenance crews and Water Resource’s staff have responded to nearly a dozen identical illicit dumping incidents around the downtown area. Each incident has involved plastic produce bags that have been filled with what appears...

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Meet BIPD’s Four New Recruits

23 March 2015

The Bainbridge Island Police Department has just hired four new officers to replace those who retired this year. Joining the staff are lateral hires Kurt Enget, Bill Shields, and Chuck Kazer and new recruit Cameron Lewis. Enget and Shields started on...

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Police Chief Says “No Winners Here” in BHS Teacher Misconduct Investigation

19 March 2015

Bainbridge Island Police Department (BIPD) Chief Matt Hamner confirmed today that no arrests have been made in the investigation into alleged inappropriate conduct between a Bainbridge High School teacher and a student. The investigation was launched February 25 after BHS Principal Mary...

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Citizens Launch Petition to Protect Off-Leash Dog Rights at Pritchard Park

23 March 2015

A petition campaign was launched yesterday afternoon, March 22, requesting that the City of Bainbridge Island (COBI) stipulate off-leash dog hours in its land transfer to the Park District. COBI is transferring ownership of Pritchard Park, which includes rare public...

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Letter to the Editor: Doggedly Addressing the City Council

23 March 2015

Dear City Council Members: I apologize for not being able to make the meeting on Tuesday evening. I understand from the posted agenda that Council is still intent on passing an ordinance that makes it a punishable offense to walk...

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Rick Wood Dies Unexpectedly, Community Starts GoFundMe Campaign for His Family

20 March 2015

Bainbridge Island resident Richard Wood died unexpectedly on Monday, March 16. You may recognize his familiar face as a vendor at the Winslow Farmers Market, where he sold fresh baked goods for years. The Bainbridge Island Farmers’ Market community said...

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Work-Party & Kilmer Speech Commemor- ation for 73rd Anniversary of Exclusion

23 March 2015

Seventy-three years ago, Japanese American residents of Bainbridge Island were forced to leave their homes and board a ferry that would take them on the first leg of a long journey to concentration camps around the country for the duration...

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Bainbridge Rope Skippers Take Firsts at Season’s Kick off Tournament

24 March 2015

by Tony Johnson The Bainbridge Island Rope Skippers (BIRS) hosted their annual BIRS Invitational Tournament on March 7, the first jump rope event of the competitive season. Five teams competed, with representatives from the Seattle area, Oregon, and British Columbia....

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Yoga Man to Reappear in a New, Highly Visible Island Location

21 March 2015

Remember the giant Yoga Man in perpetual vrksasana pose on Blakely Rock visible from the Bainbridge-Seattle ferry? After the 11-foot-plus 1,500-pound granite statue tumbled from its perch on September 8 of 2013, it went into seclusion. But now Yoga Man will...

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Bainbridge Island Chevron Set to Close

18 March 2015

The Chevron station on Hildebrand Lane at the southwest corner of Highway 305 and High School Road will close at the end of this month, its final day March 30. Brown Bear Car Wash, which acquired the station from a...

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A Week of Bizarro Motor Vehicle Accidents

18 March 2015

Bainbridge Island always gets its fair share of motor vehicle accidents, but this past week saw a significant amount of the oddball variety. Maybe the solar storm or Hillary Clinton’s e-mails had an effect. The first strange accident happened on March 8. A...

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Judge Finds Elder Abuse and HUD Violation at Winslow Arms Apartments

12 March 2015

In a packed courtroom on Tuesday, March 10, Bainbridge Island Municipal Court Judge Sara McCulloch concluded a two-day hearing with a sharp rebuke of both the in-house manager and overseeing management company of Winslow Arms Apartments for violating at least...

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BHS Grad and UNICEF Fellow Reminds Us to Honor World Tuberculosis Day

24 March 2015

Today, March 24, is World Tuberculosis Day, whether you knew there was such a thing or not. BHS grad Sylvia Stellmacher (’10), who is a Global Citizenship Fellow of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, reminds us why it matters and...

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Spartonics Finish on Second-Place Alliance at Shorewood

22 March 2015

The Spartronics have done it again, climbing their way up the standings, getting selected for a high power alliance, and earning the chance to battle it out for the top spots at the Shorewood Districts Competition this weekend, March 20-22, in Shoreline....

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Is That a Radio Tower, or Are You Just Happy to See Me?

21 March 2015

Bainbridge Island City Manager Doug Schulze recently received FCC approval for a 10-year lease to operate an informational community radio station, at no cost, on two AM frequencies, 600kHz and 1700 kHz. Why two? Currently the City, working with Sustainable Bainbridge,...

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Celebrate the Past by Making Your Blakely Award Nominations Today

20 March 2015

The Blakely Awards honor historic preservation on the Island. They’re given each year (since 2011) to a Project of Excellence, an outstanding historic preservation or restoration project of significant value to the community, and a Preservation Leader, an individual who or organization that has...

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Photos of the Day: Mama Don’t Miss

20 March 2015

This Great Blue Heron in Eagle Harbor took her time and was rewarded with a fresh fish. She’ll need to fatten up quickly to have the energy to care for her soon-to-hatch brood in Winslow’s Lovell Avenue heronry, a colony that...

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Weekend on the Rock, March 20-22, 2015: Chorale and Babypants

20 March 2015

Here are Inside Bainbridge recommendations for the weekend of March 20-22, 2015: 1. Teen Avengers Movie Marathon When: Friday, 3:30-11:30 p.m., and Saturday, 12-11:30 p.m. Where: Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N Why: Just to clarify: This is about teens watching Avengers movies not about...

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Bainbridge Gymnasts Smell the Roses at Portland Meet

19 March 2015

by Lynn Brunelle Everything came up roses for the Bainbridge Island Boys Gymnastics team at the 14th annual Rose City Challenge in Portland on February 27 through March 1. The Level 4 team racked up team silver against a hard-hitting field of...

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Council Set to Pass Tamer Leash Law, Considers Off-Leash Trial at Pritchard

19 March 2015

At the March 24 City Council meeting, the Council will be voting on and likely passing a much softened version of their originally proposed dog leash law. At this week’s March 17 meeting, the Council had the chance to discuss...

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Bainbridge Schools Foundation Names New Director

19 March 2015

Bainbridge Schools Foundation (BSF) has named Mairead Shutt as its new Executive Director. Shutt replaces retiring Executive Director Vicky Marsing, who has held the position for the past eight years. Shutt comes to BSF from Islandwood, where she served in...

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Spartans Host Regatta in Eagle Harbor, Qualify for Gold Fleet at Districts

19 March 2015

by Christine Brown The Bainbridge High School (BHS) Sailing Team hosted the second North West Interscholastic Sailing Association regatta of the season last Saturday, March 14. The district qualifier in Eagle Harbor drew 16 teams from 10 schools, 3 from as far away...

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Police Blotter 3/18/15: Kid Almost Hit at Bus Stop

18 March 2015

POLICE BLOTTER March 16 Where’d I Leave My Gun? A man called police about a found gun. Officer Kurt Enget spoke with the man who told him that he commutes by bicycle from Bainbridge to Poulsbo. While he was riding...

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Correction: Former Ray’s Auto Manager to Serve 16 Months

18 March 2015

On March 14, we reported that Kevin Donald Norris was sentenced to 6 years in prison for five felony counts, including theft and jumping bail. An error on his sentencing document indicated that his 6-year sentence was not to be served...

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17 March 2015

Bored with Inside Bainbridge? We figure you must be, ’cause we are. Looking around at local news, there’s not a lot to get hot about. Fortunately and unfortunately, that will change, probably on a dime. So, right now, this moment,...

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Bainbridge Boys & Girls Club to Relocate and Double Its Size

17 March 2015

The Boys & Girls Club of Bainbridge Island is preparing to move to a larger location this spring. The new modern, kid-friendly space in the Coppertop Loop business park will give easy access from Sakai Intermediate and Woodward Middle Schools...

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J’Aime les Crêpes Sends an American to Paris and Brings Home the Eiffel Tower

17 March 2015

J’Aime les Crêpes owner Paul Pluska just brought a little bit (more) of France to his Bainbridge crêperie with his new Eiffel Tower art piece, and now he’s sending something back—an American in Paris. Pluska is providing a “job benefit...

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Everything Old Is New Again: History Museum’s New Leadership and Slick Website

17 March 2015

Things are being freshened up at the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum. The Board of Directors just got two new officers: Karen Beierle was elected to replace Karen Wilson as president and Everett DuBois to replace Tom Thatcher as Vice President. Carolyn Hart will...

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Common Core Standards: Learn What They Will Mean for Your Kids

17 March 2015

The Common Core Standards have nothing to do with a nationally recognized ideal for abdominal muscle strength. Instead, these guidelines, which were developed in 2009 and adopted in Washington State in 2011, set the bar for learning at each school grade...

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Police Body Cams, Privacy, & Public Right to Know: What Will Rep. Hansen’s Bill Do?

17 March 2015

The increase in the use of body cameras by law enforcement to record interactions with the public has been accompanied by an increase in the public’s ability to view those interactions. This has caused concern among law enforcement officers and...

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Bainbridge Dive Club Takes Firsts at Regionals

16 March 2015

The Bainbridge Island Dive Club flew to Boise, Idaho, to compete in the Y Spring Classic regional diving meet over the weekend. The team, with members from Bainbridge, Kingston, and Poulsbo, showcased their abilities on both the 1 meter and...

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Photo of the Day: Look Ma, No Shoes!

16 March 2015

Yesterday’s record-breaking deluge created yet another seasonal “lake” at Battle Point Park, this one next to the main playground. When the sun burned through the clouds this afternoon, kids with spring fever declared carpe diem! Thank you Bainbridge-based photographer Marilynn...

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