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Where on the Island? Cinematically Bainbridge

These luminously cinematic images of two old Bainbridge Island homes suggest an earlier era.

Thank you to Marilynn Gottlieb for sharing these stunning photographs, taken in two different locations on Bainbridge.

Do you recognize them? Tell us where on the Island they are.

Gottlieb sells all of the images featured in Where on the Island as photos or transfers onto metal plates. Visit her website to learn more.

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Poll: What Should Go in the Storyville Spot on Winslow Way?

After keeping a prime property on Winslow Way vacant for over three years, Storyville Coffee officially put the retail site back on the market yesterday, March 23.

Judging by reader reaction (see our Facebook page) to our Storyville story announcing that the space is up for sale, Bainbridge Islanders welcome the move and are hopeful that it will bring positive change to downtown.

How would you like to see the space used? At least for now in our imaginations, the sky’s the limit.

Tell us here or in our poll in the right margin of our Home page.

We will publish your comments when the polling period ends.


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Bainbridge Man Sentenced for Sexual Abuse of Daughter & Stepson

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 first degree and to just under 3.5 years for child molestation in the second degree. The sentences will be served concurrently, so the offender will serve the longer of the two terms.

According to court documents, the man, who will remain unnamed to protect his family’s privacy, sexually molested his daughter in three different Bainbridge Island homes starting when she was five until she was 15 years old. He also molested his developmentally delayed stepson on two occasions when he was a middle school student.

The two charges of sexual molestation were for crimes committed between 2000 and 2002.

The criminal activity came to light in 2011 when the offender’s daughter told her mother about the ongoing abuse she had endured. She spoke with a school counselor about the events and then was interviewed by a Bainbridge Island police officer. She said her father’s abuse ended when she began dating a boyfriend as a freshman in high school. The stepson was also interviewed by the Bainbridge police.

The parents divorced and have been estranged for a number of years.

The first degree child molestation charge sentencing range is 67 to 89 months. Judge Hull gave the offender the longest possible sentence of 89 months.

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

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 beach access on Bainbridge Island, to the Park District. Pritchard Park is comprised of three parcels. Two are currently co-owned by the City and Park District, and a third, eastern parcel, is owned exclusively by the City. City Manager Doug Schulze is presently working with the Park District to pin down details of the property transfer.

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The eastern parcel is area C

Once the transfer is complete, because of paperwork most likely by next fall, Park District rules that dogs be leashed at all times would apply unless the City stipulates an off-leash option in its contract.

The citizen petition asks that the City establish terms that would maintain off-leash hours at Pritchard. Bainbridge residents have been using the Park and its beach for off-leash activity for years, a lifestyle many hold dear.

As the City Council prepares to pass a new ordinance that would require dogs to be leashed in Winslow and Lynwood, in alignment with Park District property rules, off-leash options in our community continue to diminish. Currently there is no officially sanctioned open space to walk or run a dog off-leash, other than within the fenced areas at Strawberry Hill Park and Eagledale Park.

Here is the petition text:

Dogs have been running free at Pritchard Park for years! When the City of Bainbridge Island transfers Pritchard Park to the Bainbridge Island Parks Department, we are hoping in the terms that they include off-leash hours for dog owners who want their dogs to be able to run free on the beach. Dogs with responsible owners deserve to run fast, dig and swim!

 pritchard mapSign the petition here. 

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

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 to be liquid food waste and placed on the top of trash receptacles. In some cases the plastic bags have been wrapped in paper bags.

The food waste appears to be soup, grease, or a combination of the two. Wildlife, including birds and raccoons, have been tearing open the bags, spilling and feeding on the contents. The incidents have occurred multiple times at City Hall, Winslow Mall, and Waterfront Park.

Recently a City maintenance man was threatened by hissing raccoons when he attempted to approach one of the dump sites to clean it up.

City Communications Specialist Kellie Stickney said the City’s best guess is that someone is intentionally placing the bags of liquid food waste to attract animals. I asked her if a restaurant might be responsible, and she said the City does not believe a restaurant is doing it but that someone may be getting the waste from local restaurants.

Stickney pointed out that the dumping is harmful to wildlife and poses potential human health hazards by polluting common areas. It is also poses an environmental threat to our area waters as it enters the stormwater drainage system, which discharges into Eagle Harbor.

City staff have been unable to track the source of the materials or the person(s) responsible. In accordance with BIMC 8.16.040 it is illegal to dispose of trash in this manner, and BIMC 15.22 makes it illegal to discharge anything other than stormwater to the City’s stormwater drainage system.

The City is asking citizens to with information about the illegal dumping or who have seen suspicious discharge to contact the Spills Hotline at 360-337-5777, the Public Works Department at 206-842-2016, or waterresources@bainbridgewa.gov. For severe spills or discharges that pose an imminent threat to life or the environment, call 911.

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

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, is conducting testing to determine which spot on the dial (or digital display) will send the strongest signal.

A religious broadcaster at 680 AM with a powerful antennae on Madison Avenue near the Grange sends out such a strong signal that it is proving to be a challenge to find a location on the Island where it does not interfere with city transmission. Sustainable Bainbridge member Barry Peters said he is literally climbing around the golf courses and holding up testing equipment to find areas of least interference. With that data, the City will choose the better frequency.

Emergency and Nonemergency Communications

The radio station is part of an ongoing program to improve the communications infrastructure on the Island, something to assist in emergencies and nonemergencies alike.

old am radio by Joe HauptAccording to Schulze, “this radio station would be used as an additional tool to inform area citizens and motorists of what to do during AMBER Alerts, school incidents, bridge closures, earthquakes, and other types of emergencies. Bainbridge Island residents will be able to receive up-to-the-minute reports and instructions when disaster strikes. During nonemergency times, the station could be used to inform people of street repairs, traffic hazards, community events, travel advisories, city history, and even visitor information.”

Peters explained that Bainbridge Community Broadcasting (BCB), part of Sustainable Bainbridge, has been working on the idea for the last 18 months. “Currently there is no good solution for informing our community of an emergency. Home Internet will probably be down because it depends on electricity. Cell phones will die without power. Evidence shows that people panic in emergency situations and start calling family and friends, overloading the system and crashing cell tower service,” said Peters.

Currently there is an antennae at Hilltop with a wireless link, powered by large generators and a replenishing propane supply. When the Poulsbo-based Cencom hub recieves a 911 call for Bainbridge Island, its operators send a transmission to that antennae, which then bounces to the Bainbridge police and fire departments. HAM radio operators also rely on that antennae. Operators of the new radio station theoretically would utilize the antennae as a reliable information source.

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Crank radio

Peters suggested that the fire station on Phelps Road would be a possible location for radio transmission. He said the City is also talking with the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) about the possibly of have a second radio transmitter at the ferry terminal. “It would broadcast out to Winslow and to the ferries,” he said.

Peters continued, “If there is an incident at a school with a gun, a disease outbreak, or even a temporary street or bridge closure, this 24/7 service will get the word out. Sign boards could help alert travelers along the roadway to tune into the station for information.”

During nonemergencies, the majority of the time, BCB would provide looping tapes highlighting local resources and events, with information aimed at both visitors and locals.

As for how the station would be operated during emergencies, Peters said Public Information Officers (PIOs) would likely be designated for live broadcasting. Those specifics remain to be determined and approved by the City Council.

Peters said, “The City asked the Fire Department to handle emergency reponse issues during the recession. [The City] has the legal duty to be the emergency manager, and it may well be now that it is in better financial standing that will change. This is a perfect opportunity for the different agencies, including the schools, to confer and determine the best protocol going forward.”

Why AM?

Peters said AM was selected instead of FM because its frequencies broadcast farther. “AM is more forgiving. The frequency moves over land and water, follows shoreline, and tends to be picked up even in hilly terrain. The AM license also allows for more than one location for transmitters.”

Schulze said the City hopes to have the station fully operational sometime in the late summer or fall.

Bainbridge Community Broadcasting and Sustainable Bainbridge welcome volunteers for their emergency response program. Contact them at bcb@bestofbcb.com.

P.S. For emergency use, you an get an inexpensive self-cranking radio that does not rely on electricity or batteries. 

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Photos of the Day: Mama Don’t Miss

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 established itself a few years ago.

Females typically lay 2-6 eggs, and both mom and dad work hard to keep their demanding brood satisfied.

This series of the Lovell Avenue herons is courtesy of nature photographer Jay Wiggs.

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

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 it is “devastated by the sudden loss of Rick Wood, our friend and fellow vendor at the Market. Rick and his wife Jeannie are veteran vendors at the Market, Jeannie being a cofounder of the Market in 1993. Rick was a beloved husband, father, and an outstanding member of the Bainbridge Island community.”

The Farmers Market community described Rick as a beloved and dedicated vendor, who showed up each Saturday morning to sell baked goods that Jeannie prepared fresh throughout the previous night.

Members of the Market have started a GoFundMe campaign to assist Jeannie and their special needs son Julian: “With Rick being the primary source of income for the family, every penny will help them with bills, transportation, funeral expenses, and other necessities to live. On behalf of the Bainbridge Island Farmers Market Board of Directors, vendors, and Farmers Market family, we thank you in advance for any and all contributions to help ease their pain.”

Contribute here

A memorial service for Wood will be held on Sunday March 29, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. at Seabold Hall on Bainbridge Island. The event is open to the public.

Wood, who was 60, died of pneumonia.

Photo courtesy of the Bainbridge Island Farmers Market.  

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

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 Alice O’Neill informed the BIPD of reports of possible misconduct between one of the school’s teachers and a student.

Chief Hamner said today that the investigation is still underway but noted that whether or not a crime has been committed “there are no winners here because certain information is out.” He declined to confirm or deny that the case involves sexual misconduct, as indicated in a BIPD Crime Log entry for February 25, 2015, of a “sexual offense” described as “sexual misconduct with a minor” at BHS.

The Chief further declined to comment on pervasive rumors that the teacher is a woman and the student is a sophomore. “All this will come to light when we do release all the details. Believe me, I wish I could tell you more, but the reason I’m not will make sense when we release our findings.”

The Chief said he expects the investigation to turn up answers within 10-14 days, but for now the case is under wraps while his investigative team, lead by Detective Aimee LaClaire, continues to pursue the facts.

When I asked the Chief why the investigation is taking longer than initially expected, he explained, “We overturn one stone, and it leads to something else. We’re trying to confirm or deny and close the loop. That means making sure that we track down and look at every piece of the case to get reliable information. We’re being very thorough.” He would not say what steps investigators have taken or provide any specifics about progress.

“We may or may not have a crime,” he said. “This is one of those in-between investigations; we will solve it, but it’s taking longer than we thought.”

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Bainbridge Schools Foundation Names New Director

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 various leadership positions, most recently as major gift and planned giving officer. In her four years at IslandWood she raised over $2.5 million and secured partnerships with dozens of foundations and corporations. Prior to working at Islandwood Shutt was philanthropy manager for The Trust For Public Land, managing development activities in Washington, Oregon, and Montana. And before that, she was the program manager for Science Club for Girls in Boston, an after-school program that increased competency and interest in science and engineering for girls.

Shutt holds a master’s degree in business administration from Brandeis University Heller School for Social Policy and Management in Waltham, Massachusetts, and a bachelor of arts in sociology. Her husband, Jason Shutt, is a science teacher at Woodward Middle School.

“I am passionate about the transformative impact BSF has on students, teachers, and families,” said Shutt. “I want to help BSF expand the number of Island families who actively contribute creativity, wisdom, energy, and financial support to the foundation.”

“The Board of Directors is excited to welcome Mairead to the Bainbridge Schools Foundation,” said Jennifer Kim, BSF Board chair. “She brings a depth of nonprofit, education, and student-centric experience to the job. Her energy, passion, and commitment to creating connections between students, educators, philanthropists, and parents is a tremendous asset not only for the foundation but also for the entire school district.”

In the last seven years, BSF has contributed more than $6 million to fund additional teachers in the classroom, teacher training, and innovations in the classroom such as STEM, which includes additional K‐12 Math, Engineering, Science, Coding, and Robotics classes. BSF also supports students facing extra challenges by funding Title One Reading, homework clubs, and the Achieve Program in the middle and high schools.

Learn more about WSF.

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Bainbridge Island Chevron Set to Close

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 previous owner in 2003, also closed its Poulsbo Chevron on Highway 305, on February 26. Brown Bear Chief Financial Officer Steve Palmer said the company is still evaluating its plans for the two sites but that it intends to put in a car wash, its main line of business, at one of the locations. “We would love to put a car wash on Bainbridge, but it depends on permitting,” he said. “We tried to put a car wash on the Bainbridge site earlier but had permitting troubles.”

About the two station closures Palmer pointed out that current state law allows the tribes to purchase gasoline at 27 cents less per gallon than competitors. “That’s a competitive disadvantage that is in some sense insurmountable.”

Palmer said the company could put a car wash in both sites but more likely will lease the second site. The car wash would be a full-service tunnel type, the model the company uses for most of its car washes. He said Brown Bear will most likely make a decision about its plans for the Bainbridge and Poulsbo locations within the next two months. In the meantime the company will remove the fuel and underground tanks at the unused sites, as required by the Environmental Protection Agency.

The company plans to keep its newer Bainbridge Island Chevron, which they opened across the street last year, in business. Palmer said, “That site has a bigger convenience store. Jake’s [Pickup] has been a great addition and allowed us to expand into the food industry a bit more.”

When I asked Palmer about possible development at the Visconsi property, he said Brown Bear has no plans there. “Frankly I don’t know how easy it would be to get a permit from the City of Bainbridge for another gas station. There is ours and the 76 station [at Island Center.] There are serious road blocks in the permitting process.”

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

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 concurrently. The prosector’s office has confirmed that, in fact, his sentence is concurrent.

This means that although he was sentenced to a total of 6 years, he will serve each sentence simultaneously. Each of four theft sentences were for 14 months, and his bail jump sentence was for 16 months. His prison term will be his longest sentence, 16 months. That amount will be reduced for the time he has already served in Kitsap County Jail awaiting trial. He was arrested on December 29, 2014, so his remaining term currently stands at about 13 and a half months.

Norris was sentenced in Kitsap Superior Court on March 6, 2015. Afterward he was transferred to the Washington State Corrections Center in Shelton, where he now awaits his prison assignment.

As manager of the former Ray’s Auto, Norris, 52, took payments from customers for repair services that were never completed. Anecdotal accounts suggest that Norris defrauded many more people than his sentence reflects.

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Snews . . .

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, let’s take a breather and count our blessings. The weather is calm. There are no power outages (sorry if you’re the exception). As far as we know, no serious car accidents or fires or crimes occurred here on Bainbridge today.

For those of us suffering from financial distress, depression, loneliness, loss, illness, and myriad other sources of grief, you are not alone. Your reality may not make it to the “news,” but it is real. For those of you who are doing something good or brave or extraordinary, it may not make it to the news, but it too is real, and thank you.

For all of you, each of you, helping your kid with homework, kissing your cat, visiting your parent with dementia, laboring over art, grinding out a report for work, folding the laundry, cleaning the dishes, talking with a friend in need, you are the real deal. Maybe you are not new, and maybe not in the “news,” but your actions, individually and collectively, are reality—good, bad, and mostly in between.

Good night, sleep tight, and, for now, who cares about “the news.”

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Bainbridge Boys & Girls Club to Relocate and Double Its Size

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 and accommodate more than twice the number of kids the organization currently serves in its existing facility adjacent to the Aquatics Center.

The bottom floor of the new facility will include a spacious teaching kitchen and house the Club’s elementary (kindergarten–4th grade) program. The upstairs will house the tween (5th–8th grade) program.

Having served over 3,000 kids over the last 15 years, the Bainbridge Boys & Girls Club plans to serve more kids at a higher level while maintaining its focus on assisting its members in the areas of academic success, healthy lifestyles, and character and leadership development.

“We are excited about the new space and believe it will enable us to improve our services, from homework assistance through the Power Hour program to learning healthy cooking options in Cooking Club, along with a myriad of other exciting options,” said Executive Director Brooke Beals.

The new site will open on May 4. It will continue to operate in its current location until April 26. Services will be suspended briefly during the relocation process.

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

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 and training” opportunity for his senior crêpemakers/baristas by giving them the gift of France, literally. In early April, his young manager Faith Knight will be the first to travel to Paris on a 10-day planned itinerary of crêpe tasting and study, arranged and paid for by Pluska.

“I learned this business during my time in France, and I want the young people who work for me to have the experience too. Howard Schultz visited Italy and toured cafes before opening the first Starbucks. They will see the inspiration that got me started,” said Pluska.

He continued, “It’s going to be so valuable for me too because they will bring back new ideas, knowledge, and a new appreciation for their work. It’s a travel experience they might not otherwise have. Their morale is off the charts. They deserve it.”

Pluska plans to send two more of his crêpemakers together for the next 7-10 day Paris expedition in the fall and thereafter make it an annual event. His young crêpemakers will visit crêpe shops, do a lot of sampling, see how shops are set up, compare techniques and recipes, and take notes on what they learn. Pluska hopes the job benefit will motivate his employees to stay with the company.

As for his new miniature Eiffel Tower, Pluska wanted to have a symbol of France standing in front of his shop. “What better symbol that the Eiffel Tower?” he said. Since it took up residence on Madrona Lane early last week, Pluska said the 10-foot-tall iron and steel tower has drawn a lot of excitement. “Children come by and get a whole education from their parents,” he noted. The tower was custom made by a Western Washington metal worker, who spent nearly three months on the project.

Pluska opened his first crêperie in Kingston and expanded with a second shop on Bainbridge Island a year ago. Learn more about Pluska and J’Aime les Crêpes.

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Bainbridge Dive Club Takes Firsts at Regionals

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 3 meter springboards against some very strong Pacific Northwest competition.

In the Girls 14-15 year old division Jackie Hellmers (Poulsbo) won a blue ribbon on the 3 M board with a score of 228.95 and placed 2nd on the 1 M with a score of 194.50. In the Girls 16-18 year old division Zora Opalka (Bainbridge) earned a 2nd place on the 1 M board with a score of 334.50 and a 4th place finish on the 3 M board with a score of 339.15. Cammie Rouser (Kingston) also competed in the Girls 16-18 year old division and placed 4th on the 1 M with a score of 301.65 and 3rd on the 3 M springboard with a score of 350.45.

In the Boys 12-13 year old division Henry Sauermann (Bainbridge) won a blue ribbon on the 3 M board with a score of 190.40 and took 2nd on the 1 M where he scored  163.20. Carter Wolff (Bainbridge) placed 1st on the 1 M with a score of 118.20 in the FC Level 4 boys division.

The team competes next in the U.S. Diving Regional Championships in Beaverton, Oregon, in late April.

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Photo of the Day: Look Ma, No Shoes!

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 Gottlieb for sharing this happy scene.

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T&C’s New Flatbread, Fathead

Whatever you do, don’t use the “p” word in front of the new flatbread guy at Town & Country. When I asked him, for this article, about the pizza plan in the newly remodeled store, he corrected me, emphatically: “flatbread, flatbread, flatbread.” Got it, flatbread.

When I asked him to please explain, for this article, the difference between flatbread and your basic pizza, he had no answer. He did tell me that the flatbread coming soon will be served in “2-ounce” portions (I repeated the number for verification) and made with “expensive” ingredients, such as gorgonzola, from the store’s olive bar.

For further information, he directed me to speak with the manager, who was not available.

This fathead heard enough. She will continue to shop at Town & Country but will go elsewhere for a straight-ahead slice of ‘za.

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Ferry Spring Schedule Changes and Peak-Season Fare Increases

The Washington State Ferries (WSF) spring sailing schedule begins on Sunday, March 22. Peak-season fare increases go into effect May 1.

During peak-season, WSF recommends that travelers arrive earlier, plan for busier sailings, and make a reservation for travel on the San Juan Islands routes, Anacortes/Sidney B.C. route, and Port Townsend/Coupeville route.

Spring Schedule Changes

  • The Anacortes/Sidney B.C. route opens, with one round-trip per day.
  • Weekend interisland service in the San Juan Islands returns, with an added sailing on Fridays.
  • Three-boat service returns to the Fauntleroy/Vashon/Southworth route on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • The Port Townsend/Coupeville route will include an added sailing on Friday night. A second ferry joins the route starting on Mother’s Day, May 10.

Fare Changes on the Seattle/Bainbridge Route

  • Adult (age 19-64) $8.00
  • Senior (age 65 & over) $4.00
  • Disability $4.00
  • Youth (age 6-18) $4.00
  • Multi-Ride Commuter Card 10 Ride $64.50
  • Monthly Pass 31 Ride $103.20
  • Bicycle Surcharge Only $1.00
  • Vehicle Under 14′ (less than 168″) $13.65
  • Vehicle Under 22′ (standard vehicle) & Driver $17.30
  • Vehicle Under 14′ (less than 168″) $11.65
  • Vehicle Under 22′ (standard vehicle) & Senior/Disability Driver $15.30
  • Multi-Ride Commuter Card/Vehicle Under 14′ & Driver 20 Ride $176.20
  • Multi-Ride Commuter Card/Vehicle Under 22′ & Driver 20 Ride $223.40
  • Vehicle Under 22′ Over 7′ 6″ Height Surcharge $17.05
  • Vehicle Under 14′ Over 7′ 6″ Height Surcharge $13.40
  • Motorcycle & Driver $7.65
  • Motorcycle & Senior/Disability Driver $5.65
  • Multi-Ride Commuter Card/Motorcycle & Driver 20 Ride $99.40

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Weather: Very Rainy and Breezy Today and Tonight

Heavy rain will fall Sunday and Sunday night, with breezy conditions, giving way to a dry cloudy day Monday and possible showers again Monday night.

Here is the National Weather Service forecast for Bainbridge Island:

Sunday 100 percent rain all day, with a high near 51 degrees F. North wind around 16 mph. Precipitation amounts of between a half and three-quarters of an inch.
Sunday Night 100 percent rain, heavy at times. Low around 45 degrees F. North-northwest wind 9 to 14 mph, becoming light and variable after midnight. Precipitation amounts of between three-quarters and one inch.
Monday Mostly cloudy, with a high near 54 degrees F. Southwest wind 5 to 7 mph, becoming light and variable in the afternoon.
Monday Night Possible rain, with a low around 46 degrees F. North-northwest wind 5 to 8 mph.

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