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Parenting Right in the Middle Series Kickoff Draws Large Crowd of Parents of Tweens

More than 140 parents of tweens (grades 5 through 8) braved the cold last Wednesday evening, December 3, to learn more about Warmhearted-Coolheaded Parenting at the Bainbridge High School Commons. The event, which was the first in a series called Parenting Right in the Middle of several evenings planned to support parents of kids in…

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Liquor Control Board to Take Action Against 2 Businesses for Selling Booze to a Minor

On December 5, the BIPD was asked to assist the Liquor Control Board in performing compliance checks of Island establishments with liquor licenses for retail sales. Bainbridge Island Police Detective Scott Weiss worked with LCB officers and an 18-year-old investigative aid (IA). Seven Island businesses were checked. On the previous check none of the businesses…

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Letter to the Editor: Our City Council’s Reckless Role in Public Records Lawsuit

Recently Kim Hendrickson published a letter to the editor on Inside Bainbridge titled “A Paulson/Fortner Win and Our Loss.” The piece is both an attack on Bob and Althea and a defense of Bonkowski and Ward. Keep in mind that both Bonkowski and Ward violated the city’s Governance Manual and refused to turn over public…

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UN Declaration of Human Rights by University of Essex

Today Is Anniversary of UN’s Declaration of Human Rights—Interfaith Council Hosts Community Reading

On December 10, 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Today, 66 years later to the day, the Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap Interfaith Council will honor the event with a collective reading of the declaration at noon. The reading event, which is the 7th annual, will occur at City…

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A Hot Toddy History of the BIFD Holiday Music Truck

Perk up your ears, because this week the annual Bainbridge Fire Department Holiday Music Truck starts its rounds of Island neighborhoods. For those of you unfamiliar with this Island tradition, the BIFD festoons one of its trucks for the holidays and tours a different section of the Island playing holiday music for four-hour shifts 13…

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$100 Million? 16 Years? EPA Looking at Wyckoff Site Overhaul Options

[Updated at 2:03 p.m., December 10, 2014.] In a conference call with the media yesterday, December 8, Helen Bottcher, a technical project manager for the Environmental Protection Agency, shared some big news about the Wyckoff Superfund Site. The creosote-contaminated area upland of Pritchard Park beach is leaking, she said, the sheet metal wall that’s holding in the…

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Arms Around Bainbridge’s 2015 Calendar Makes a Gorgeous Gift

From Oregon to California to Paris to Iceland and beyond the new Arms Around Bainbridge calendar features stunning highlights of Bainbridge-based photographer Pete Saloutos’s work over the course of the past year. And at $20, the one-of-a-kind, heavy-card-stock calendar is a steal you can feel good about, whether you’re buying it as a gift or to…

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22-Year Ometepe Calendar Project Torch Passes to The Island School

Twenty-two years ago former Ordway third-grade teacher Alice Mendoza organized the Ometepe Kids Can Make a Difference Calendar fundraising project with her students to raise money for construction projects, library and school supplies, scholarships, and other activities on our sister Island. In 2007, Ordway teacher Boo Schneider and her third graders took over with Mendoza’s…

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Local Church Wants You to Walk for Water So Kids Can Go to School

New Life Church, with six campuses in Kitsap County including Bainbridge Island, is organizing a Walk for Water event for December 13. The goal of the fundraiser is to raise money for building wells in Africa. The organization’s website reports that the average African walks 5 miles a day for water, and most of the…

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Bainbridge Historical Museum Awards a $5000 Raffle Prize

On December 1, the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum Raffle came to an end with the drawing that awarded long-time Islanders Tomi and Henry Egashira a check for $5000. Second prize, which was an Apple iPad mini, went to Sarah and Rudy Morosoff. But everyone who participated won something: All raffle tickets are good for free…

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Letter to the Editor: A Paulson/ Fortner Win and Our Loss

As Inside Bainbridge readers know, the city has given Althea Paulson and Bob Fortner nearly a half a million dollars to drop their public records suit. And councilmember Dave Ward has resigned from City Council. Inside Bainbridge has made an effort to explore some of the complications of this story, but it’s still understood, by many in…

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Posted in Community, Don't Miss This 4, Government, Letter to the Editor22 Comments

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Local Orgs to Hand out Free Safety Light Gear to Peds and Bikers

With the Winter Solstice—the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere—around the corner on December 21, GO! Bainbridge is holding its annual St. Lucia tradition of promoting nighttime safety awareness through its safety gear giveaway and education campaign. December 8-12, cyclists will distribute free lights and reflective gear on the ferries, and Kitsap Transit workers…

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Holiday Music Truck Schedule 2014

The Holiday Music Truck is coming around again this month to neighborhoods near you with seasonal cheer. Thank you to the Bainbridge Island Fire Department (BIFD) for continuing this beloved Island tradition. Here is a route map of the truck’s 2014 schedule, December 11 through December 24 and running between 5 and 9 each evening….

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Spartan Kamie Coryell Named to Seattle Times All-Area Soccer Team

The Seattle Times just named Spartan soccer player Kamie Coryell to the Star Times all-area girls soccer team. Seattle Times reporter Matt Massey wrote that the junior midfielder forward “came out of nowhere,” presumably referring to her previous career and not to her hometown. During the fall soccer season, Coryell scored 21 goals, making her…

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Downtown Christmas Tree

Come on Baby, Light Our Tree

Tonight you can light a Bainbridge tree—twice. The first tree lighting festival starts at 1 with hot chocolate at the Winslow Mall. Free horse-drawn carriage rides happen at Winslow Green from 1-3:30 p.m. Meet in front of Bainbridge Family Eye Care. Then at 5:30, light up the town on Madrone Lane. Enjoy holiday music by…

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Turkey Trot 2014

Turkey Trot 2014 Photo Gallery

Early this morning, November 27, starting at 8:30, on what started out as a windy and soggy day, Islanders and visiting relatives and friends donned their running shoes, turkey feathers, and Pilgrim hats for the 5th annual Turkey Trot 1 mile and 5K runs. Some people raced, some people pushed strollers, some ran their dogs,…

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Thanksgiving in the Dungeness Lighthouse

When Bainbridge Islander Diana Montgomery heard about lighthouse keeping at the New Dungeness Light Station (NDLS) she knew it was an experience her family would want to have. Checking the Lighthouse’s calendar, she found an opening over Thanksgiving week that sounded perfect, and so, Montgomery explained, “a few emails and calls later I booked the…

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Where to Find Christmas Trees on Bainbridge 2014

Bainbridge Island has plenty of places to keep your Christmas tree shopping local, whether you want to venture out and cut your own or buy one precut. Supporting local tree farms helps ensure their continued survival and preserve the precious undeveloped local land they occupy. Here is a list of Bainbridge Island Christmas tree vendors,…

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Letter from the Editor: Night Visibility Is an Increasing Community Problem

It’s that time of year when the days are short, darkness comes early, and cloudy foggy weather further obscures visibility. In less than a month at Inside Bainbridge we have reported on two cases of vehicle vs. pedestrian accidents in Winslow due to poor visibility. One involved a pickup truck hitting a man in a…

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BYS Compassionate Action Awards

Bainbridge Island Youth Shine Sunday in Spotlight of Compassionate Action Awards

It should be no surprise that on an Island with such high volunteerism, our young people so eagerly take up the call of compassionate action. The service of 100 such local teens and tweens was honored Sunday night, November 23, at the 13th Annual Bainbridge Youth Services’ Compassionate Action Awards Ceremony at Rolling Bay Presbyterian….

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