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Poll: Is Bainbridge Looking too Good for Its Own Good?

Bainbridge Island has been quite the national darling lately. An article this week in the Huffington Post included us among the top ten idyllic islands to retire on. Last month our ferry rides were rated third best in the USA Today Best Boat Ride Contest. Two recent analyses of crime data for cities in Washington State put Bainbridge in…

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wiring at Bainbridge Police Station

Options to Replace Our Dump-Held-Together-with-Tape Police Station Narrowed to Three

At its Study Session tomorrow, July 21, our City Council will consider options for moving ahead with plans to replace the Bainbridge Island police station. The three options currently on the table have been narrowed from five presented on May 14 by the Seattle-based architecture/design firm Mackenzie, which specializes in public buildings and was contracted by the…

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Letter to the Editor: Bainbridge Youth Services Says Wow!

Bainbridge Youth Services’ Board members and its Executive Director would like to thank the nearly 100 volunteers, more than 25 businesses, and the entire community for making this year’s 4th of July Fun Run a huge success. This year’s Fun Run attracted more than 900 participants—more than we’ve ever had in the 35-year history of the…

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Connect Through the New BI Lost Pets Facebook Group

With fireworks season just ending, many of us have been hearing about and/or experiencing lost animal family members. It just got easier to connect lost/found/seen pets with their families on Bainbridge Island. Joan Rossi has just launched a Facebook Group devoted exclusively to reuniting lost pets. She invites people to post photos and information. Visit…

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Styrofoam recycling

Get Thy Styrofoam to Bay Hay Today for Recycling

Got Styrofoam? Now’s your chance to get it out of your garage and dispose of it responsibly. If you’ve ever tried to pick up thousands of minute bits of Styrofoam from an otherwise pristine beach you realize the scourge this stuff is in our environment and how it never goes away, just gets smaller and…

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Google Features Bainbridge’s Go2Marine as WA Marketing Campaign Case Study

Last August, Google named Bainbridge Island the Digital Capital of Washington as part of its eCity recognition program. Now, as part of a marketing campaign touting Google as “helping” Washington businesses through the Web, the company has selected an Island-based company for the campaign’s featured Washington State case study. Go2Marine, which is located on Hildebrand and…

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Virginia V

Historic ‘Virginia V’ Cruising the Rock Sunday to Raise Funds for History Museum

The Bainbridge Island History Museum is inviting you to join their fundraiser tomorrow, July 20, on the restored 100-year-old Virginia V, the last of the historic Mosquito Fleet steamers. This steam engine, which first sailed in 1898, will be cruising around the island. As the Virginia V cruises around the island for three hours, passengers will…

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all comers

Kiwanis All-Comers July 14 2014 Meet Results

by Jim Whiting, All-Comers Coach Kymeal Gaulden and Dana Goodwin both won four events, while Camden Brown, Tess Longoria, Mia Hale, William Pancholi, Calvin Hill, and Max McLeod were all triple winners at Monday’s Kiwanis All-Comers Track Meet at the BHS track. The series continues through August 25. 50 Meters. Girls 3 & under: Emma…

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Huff Post Declares Bainbridge One of Ten Dreamiest Islands to Retire

Huffington Post blog writer Moira McGarvey has given Bainbridge Island a spot on her list of the ten dreamiest continental U.S. islands on which to retire. McGarvey is the founder of the retirement planning site, GangsAway! Also making the list was Vashon. The rest of the list consists of Kiawah Island, South Carolina; two islands…

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Letter from the Editor: Pesticides in Our Parks—Do We Need ‘Em?

When it comes to plants, as with most things, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. One person’s pretty wildflower is another person’s weed. One person’s cultivated prize is another’s gaudy showpiece. I love the wee white flowers that cover Battle Point Park in spring like a light snowfall, and I miss them after…

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Letter to the Editor: The Director of the Bloedel Reserve Invites You to Visit Sans Car

For twenty-five years, the Bloedel Reserve has tried to solve the one question that riddles every business on Bainbridge Island outside of Winslow: How can we get walk-on visitors from the ferry out to the Reserve? We’ve dreamed of purchasing shuttle buses and considered making arrangements with RideShare companies, but nothing panned out. So imagine…

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Don Nakata Pool

Fecal Incident Closes Aquatics Center Nakata Pool for 24 Hours

The Bainbridge Island Aquatics Center Don Nakata Pool (the front pool) was closed today, July 15, at about 1 p.m. and will remain closed until 1 p.m. tomorrow due to a fecal accident. Aquatics Program Manager Megan Pleli said such incidents are common in the pools, but that this particular one requires a 24-hour closure because…

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Thing 1 and Thing 2

Photo of the Day: Thing 1 and Thing 2 Lead the Ladies on the Links

Marguerite Kondracke and Salli Middleton don’t usually sport blue hair. But today, July 15, for the Wing Point Country Club Ladies Club Field Day Tournament, these two tournament organizers not only donned the wigs but also put on the blue tutus of the Dr. Seuss classic characters. The tournament was Seuss themed, and many participants…

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all comers

Kiwanis All-Comers Track Meet Season Underway: July 7 Results

The 2014 Kiwanis All-Comers Track Meet series kicked off July 7. Founder and coach Jim Whiting was there to oversee the popular summer event’s 20th year and welcome a record first-meet turnout of more than 160 participants. Although Whiting has announced that he will be stepping down in the future, he will coach this season, which extends…

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Spartan Football Team Muscles up with “Jeep” Weight Training (w/ Video)

by Sarah Lane and Julie Hall The Bainbridge High School football team began its morning today, July 15, with some creative training. Coach Criss had the boys take turns pulling and pushing a 3,200-pound Jeep. Criss said the practice is part of his regular training regimen. Last year he had the team train with an…

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Letter to the Editor: Visconsi Boycott Update

Our group, Stop Unwanted Development On Bainbridge Island (SUDOBI), was organized to oppose the imminent forest-clearing and construction of the “Key Bank/Visconsi Shopping Center” on the Northeast corner of High School Road and Highway 305. Previously, this development had been resisted by a different group, and SUDOBI stepped in recently to continue the effort. We…

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2014 fun run

2014 Fun Run Outpaces 35-Year Turnout Record (w/ Scores)

The 2014 Bainbridge Youth Services (BYS) July 4th Fun Run sprinted this year to an all-time high, with 22 percent more participants than last year. More than 900 runners, walkers, and kid dashers made the 35th annual event the largest in the race’s history. Organizers ran out of entry forms, T-shirts, and bib numbers. “Our volunteers…

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Bainbridge rope skippers 2014 world champs

Bainbridge Rope Skippers Win World Championship (w/ Video)

by Pam Sharman After bringing home the Grand National Championship Title And Trophy last week, three jumpers from Bainbridge Island Rope Skippers struck gold at the 2014 World Jump Rope Championships this week in Orlando, Florida. Abigail Harrison, Sarah Sharman, and Anna Warga performed a near perfect intricate double dutch freestyle routine, narrowly out-scoring the…

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Fire Department Warns of Increasing Wildfire Risk

With dry conditions and sunny, hot temperatures in the upper 80s predicted for the foreseeable future, the Bainbridge Island Fire Department (BIFD) has released a fire danger warning. According to Assistant Fire Chief Luke Carpenter, as of yesterday, June 10, the fire danger in our area was rated moderate. However, the risk could greatly increase in…

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680 People on Bainbridge Have Head Lice: Lice Girls to the Rescue

Lice Girls co-owner Sarah Frost estimates, based on Center for Disease Control (CDC) national data and a seasonal increase, that about 680 people on Bainbridge Island currently have lice. Frost also notes that the average case of lice lasts—yikes—3 to 6 months. Lice Are Not Nice, But Lice Girls Are  The last thing Sarah Frost and…

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