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Ferries Suspended for Law Enforcement Activity at Bainbridge Terminal

16 April 2015

Law enforcement activity at the Bainbridge Island ferry terminal has delayed ferry service between Bainbridge and Seattle. The 6:20 p.m. Puyallup departed Seattle at 6:38 this evening and is currently sitting in the waters at the front of Eagle Harbor. Washington State...

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Bainbridge Bakers Asks Community for $100K; Should You Pay?

15 April 2015

by Julie Hall [Updated 3:15 p.m., 7:48 a.m. April 15, 2015] Bainbridge Island mainstay Bainbridge Bakers in Winslow Green has made a public plea for help—specifically $100,000 through a gofundme campaign. One of Bainbridge Bakers front staff managers, Ben Goldsmith...

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Incident at Ferry Terminal Is a Bomb Threat

16 April 2015

At about 7 p.m. this evening, April 16th, a person made a threat against a ferry worker at the Bainbridge terminal. The person made reference to a bomb. Bainbridge Police responded to the scene. Washington State Patrol officers then arrived on...

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Weather: Mr. Blue Sky

16 April 2015

In a word: gorgeous. Get ready for a series of sunny and increasingly warm days and cool clear nights. Here is the National Weather Service forecast for Bainbridge Island: Thursday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 42 degrees F. North-northeast...

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Police Blotter 4/14/15: Booze Hauls, Mattress with Cats, Your Tires Are Gone

14 April 2015

POLICE BLOTTER April 13 Two Major Booze Hauls. At 10:12 in the morning, Officer Gary Koon was dispatched to the Safeway for a theft. The store director said two separate thefts had occurred the day before. He provided CDs of...

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Coppertop Osprey Relocate from Cell Tower to Sakai Platform (+ PG-13 Photos)

12 April 2015

Remember the “Coppertop osprey”? Historically they nested each spring on the cell tower at the edge of the Coppertop commercial center. To deter the birds, the cell company began removing their nest after breeding season. Last year an excluder device installed on...

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Photo of the Day: Startling Horned Lion at Grand Forest

13 April 2015

If you happen to see it and are not expecting it, you’ll surely get a jolt of adrenaline. The furry creature, a sort of humanoid, life-sized horned lion in a cape and what seems to be a blue union suit,...

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Four Bainbridge Schools Receive 2014 Washington Achievement Awards

13 April 2015

The Washington Achievement Awards are given by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Schools to schools in recognition of their overall excellence, high progress, reading growth, math growth, extended graduation rate, and/or English language acquisition. This year, for 2014,...

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Downtown Road Closures This Week

13 April 2015

Getting around downtown will be a little trickier this week because of some projects requiring lane closures on some key downtown arteries. Wyatt Way Between Gideon/Grow and Madison, Wyatt Way will be reduced to one lane with flaggers starting tomorrow, April 14, through...

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Island School Teacher Wins County Earth Day Award

13 April 2015

Each year, Kitsap County’s Solid Waste Division presents Earth Day Awards to citizens, organizations, schools, and businesses for their innovative environmental programs or projects. This year, a teacher at Bainbridge’s The Island School, Mike Derzon, received one of the awards, being named...

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Photo of the Day: Crow Bar

16 April 2015

Reader Jeff Dalton had the quick instincts to snap this photo today, April 16, at Pritchard Park of a crow dive bombing an eagle perched atop a tree. This behavior, known as “mobbing,” is designed to protect nested young from predation, either...

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National Volunteer Week Starts Now: Wear Your Button, Do Your Part, Celebrate

12 April 2015

You can’t spit on Bainbridge without hitting a volunteer. Last year, volunteers donated 1,397 hours of their time to the City of Bainbridge Island alone. We have about 17,700 volunteers on the Island, or about three-quarters of the Island population, something...

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Starstruck Ferry Riders Get Some Eye Candy Today

09 April 2015

If you happened to be on the 9:35 ferry from Seattle to Bainbridge or the 10:25 to Seattle on Thursday morning you probably spotted a Grey’s Anatomy film crew and possibly actor Patrick Dempsey. And, yes, that helicopter above was part...

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A Sneak Peek at the Plate & Pint

08 April 2015

Crews are working to put the finishing touches on the Plate & Pint, the upcoming family-friendly sports restaurant and bar located in the former Island Grill in the Safeway complex. When I stopped by today, April 8, the new windows...

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UPDATE: Amber Alert for Abducted 2 Year Old Cancelled

15 April 2015

UPDATE (April 15, 3:06 p.m.): The boy has been found unharmed. Two-year-old Ronnie Tran and his 40-year-old mother were abducted today in Des Moines by his grandmother Vien Nguyen. His mother was subdued with an electrical stun device and then...

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Weather: More Rain, Wind, and Possible T-Storms

13 April 2015

More rain is expected Monday and Tuesday, with thunderstorms and wind. Sunny and warmer conditions are predicted for Wednesday and Thursday. Here is the National Weather Service forecast for Bainbridge Island: Monday A 90% likelihood of rain. High near 53 degrees F....

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Bainbridge Gymnasts at State Nab Gold and Silver, Head to Regionals

12 April 2015

by Lynn Brunelle The Bainbridge Island Boys Gymnastics team recently took to the mats with statewide rivals at the Washington State Meet in Lynwood. Winning team silver in both level 4 and level 5, Bainbridge athletes dazzled the crowds. Level...

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2015 Walk MS: Photos and Videos

11 April 2015

Today’s (April 11) Walk MS fundraisers were lucky to get cold and sun on a day when a winter storm had been predicted. Or maybe luck had nothing to do with it, and the Walk MS event, which raises money for the National MS...

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April in the Garden: Fertilize Now, But Wait to Plant Those Annuals

11 April 2015

by Carina Langstraat, landscape designer It’s Time to Fertilize Your plants are now waking up and in need of nutrition so they are well-prepared for all the work that lies ahead of them this growing season. A lot of folks like...

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Bainbridge Is One Well City

10 April 2015

According to the Association of Washington Cities, 66 of every 100 people are overweight, 54 have a poor diet, 47 have high stress, 27 get little or no exercise, 16 have poor emotional health, and 4 use drugs. To combat...

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Weekend on the Rock April 10-12, 2015: Hannah, Walk MS, Tween Talk, Flenniken

10 April 2015

Here are Inside Bainbridge recommendations for the weekend of April 10-12, 2015: 1. Hannah’s Hopeful Hearts 2015 When: Friday, 7-8 p.m. Where: Grace Church, 8595 NE Day Road Why: Dr. Jim Olson and Dr. Michael Jensen, pre-eminent warriors on the pediatric...

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Legal Challenge Against City Over SMP Fails

09 April 2015

On April 8, the petitioners and respondents in the legal challenge brought by Preserve Responsible Shoreline Management et al. against the City of Bainbridge Island and the Washington State Department of Ecology learned that the challenge is going nowhere. The Growth...

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Did You Feel That Earthquake?

09 April 2015

It wasn’t a tremor this morning at 9:15 that shook City Hall. Instead, it was the rumble of City staff responding to today’s earthquake drill. City Hall was evacuated for 20 minutes. Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management, the organization behind...

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Weather: Strong Pacific Storm Expected This Weekend

09 April 2015

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather statement about stormy conditions heading our way this weekend. Blustery wind, heavy rain, and possible hail are expected Friday night and Saturday in the Puget Sound lowlands. Heavy snowfall is expected...

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Tween Experts Coming This Saturday to Unlock Secrets of 3 Key Topics

09 April 2015

This Saturday, April 11, you can get the skinny from three tween topic experts who know all about the trifecta of local parent interests: (1) physical, emotional, and social tween development; (2) Internet and cell phone safety; and (3) risk...

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Coast Guard Slaps Ferry Jumper with $5,000 Civil Penalty

08 April 2015

On Friday, April 3, the Captain of the Port, Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound, issued a $5,000 civil penalty to the adult male passenger who jumped off the Ferry Kaleetan on March 21. The man jumped before the vessel left from...

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Walgreens and Key Bank Going into Visconsi Site

08 April 2015

The City of Bainbridge Island (COBI) has provided building permits for construction of a full-service Walgreens at the Visconsi-owned site on the corner of Highway 305 and High School Road. According to the permit application, the Walgreens will be a...

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Police Blotter 4/8/15: Drunk Driver Takes out Tree on Madison

08 April 2015

POLICE BLOTTER April 6 Car Prowl at the Ferry Terminal. A man parked his car in the lot at the ferry terminal. He locked the car, paid the parking fee, and ran to catch the 8:45 ferry. He forgot that...

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Spartan Sailors Show Their Stuff at Regional Regatta

07 April 2015

by Christine Brown with Julie Hall Bainbridge High School (BHS) sailors competed against 28 teams from 21 high schools across the Northwest at the Mt. Baker Open Regatta, at Mt. Baker Rowing and Sailing Center on Lake Union, on March...

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Bloedel Beats out White House for Greatest American Lawn

07 April 2015

Grass Seed USA, a national coalition of grass seed farmers and agricultural educators whose mission is “to share the benefits of maintaining a healthy, environmentally friendly natural grass lawn,” has just named the Bloedel Reserve the Greatest American Lawn. Bloedel was...

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Sportsmen’s Club Pulls the Trigger on Its Rifle Range Campaign

07 April 2015

The rifle range at Sportsmen’s Club consists of little more than a long stretch of grass, a shack, and a few tables with mufflers. It has been closed for 10 years, out of safety concerns, waiting for a rebuild. The...

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Spartronics Team 4915 Needs You on 4/9/15 to Get to World Championships

07 April 2015

The Spartronics Robotics Team won’t have their day again for another 100 years, but this Thursday, 4/9/15, the calendar has lined up to match their FIRST Robotics team number, 4915. They’ve asked the City Council to issue a proclamation, making...

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How Did Your Beach Rate in 2014 for Bacteria?

07 April 2015

The Washington Department of Ecology’s list of top ten beaches for water quality does not include a single Bainbridge beach. It only has one Kitsap beach: Evergreen Park. But we did make the list of beaches with more than one...

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Poll Results: Your Answers to What Should Go into Winslow’s Former Storyville Site

07 April 2015

After over three years, Storyville Coffee owners put the undeveloped storefront on Winslow Way back on the market, on March 23. They had purchased the space in late 2011 and kept it vacant. The site was previously a home furnishings...

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