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Police by Leonard Bentley

BIPD Is Looking for a Few Good Men and Women Who Like Uniforms

Do you want to serve your community, but bake sales, car washes, and walkathons are just not your thing? If you like uniforms and want to provide an important service, consider joining the Bainbridge Island Police Department Reserves. Reserve Officers perform a variety of functions including responding to medical emergencies and traffic accidents; patrolling the…

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Solar Panel Install

T&C Remodel Phase One Done—Three to Go!

Like elves with magical powers, the crew behind the Town & Country Remodel, mostly unseen but not unheard, have since January somehow managed and completed the first part of the transformation of the downtown grocery store, even as shoppers shopped and engaged in the daily scavenger hunt for products that, just yesterday, were over there…

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Bainbridge Schools Prepare to Send Anti-Bullying Message on Unity Day

You might have seen Otis Doxtater standing at the corner of High School and 305 holding a sign reading, “Love and Equality” on one side and “Stop Bullying” on the other. Doxtater’s mission comes from his own experience of being bullied in elementary and middle school. But Doxtater found a refuge in Eagle Harbor High…

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The Rotary Club Wants You to Watch This Emergency Preparedness Video

The Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island has long been active in advocating for emergency preparedness in our community. To encourage locals to get prepared and educate them about how, the Rotary has decided to make public a video about emergency preparedness that two of its members made. Tom McCloskey and Adrian Sawyer put together the video…

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stuffed turkey by State Farm

Helpline House Is Asking You to Help Stuff the Turkey

November is “Stuff the Turkey Month” at Helpline House, a time when the organization looks for extra help from the community to stock its food bank for the winter months and provide hearty holiday meals for Bainbridge Island neighbors in need. With use of the food bank higher than ever, Helpline is encouraging community members…

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Sensory Processing Part 3: Disorder Kids or a Disordered World?

October is National Sensory Awareness Month. As part of this national education effort, Inside Bainbridge is publishing a series on Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), citing the latest research, information from experts in the field, and personal stories from parents, caregivers, and kids affected by the condition. (Family names have been changed for privacy.) Read the other articles…

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brick wall by Chris Fleming

Letter from the Editor: Visconsi Throws up a Brick Wall

For months Inside Bainbridge has repeatedly attempted to contact the man at Visconsi in charge of the company’s Bainbridge Island shopping development on High School Road and Highway 305. Last month Visconsi Vice President Brad Goldberg agreed to talk with us about the company’s plans for the center. Mr. Goldberg spoke with this reporter but then…

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creepy walk at Battle Point Park

Photos of the Day: Battle Point Park Gets ‘Blair Witchy’

Unless you’re afraid of mallards (anatideaphobic), Battle Point Park isn’t an especially scary place. That is until the Park District decided to decorate the nature trail around the secondary pond (just south of the duck pond) for the Halloween. When I stopped by Sunday, Bainbridge Island Park District Youth & Teen Program Director Shannon Buxton was taking advantage…

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Posted in Community, Holidays, Outside, Parks+Trails, Popular 21 Comment


Letter to the Editor: More Trees Coming Down in Winslow & Short Notice for Public Input

A new housing development is in the works for the mostly forested SW corner of Grow and Wyatt Way in Winslow. A developer would like to build 19 housing units on the mostly forested 4.5-acre parcel. Public meetings are required for this sort of development. A public meeting will be held to discuss the preliminary…

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Posted in Community, Environment, Letter to the Editor, Popular 32 Comments

Ferncliff Village

Housing Resources Board, a Key Org. in Our Community, Turns 25

Many Bainbridge Islanders have never heard of the Housing Resources Board. Of those who have, many have no idea what HRB does and guess it must be some sort of antiquated county agency. In fact, HRB is an essential service provider in a community where the estimated median house or condo value in 2012 was $536,344,…

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Deals by Mike Mozart

Red Envelope Nonprofits: Get Your Half-Price Ad While the Gettin’s Good

It’s that time of year again, and we want to help you get the support you need and deserve for your good work in our community. With over 3 million readers in three years and an audience that has climbed to nearly 6,000 views a day, Inside Bainbridge is THE place to be noticed. And now…

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X Country by Jennifer Seely Wallach

Bainbridge X-Country Finishes in Top 3 at Lower Woodland Metro League Meet

Yesterday afternoon, October 16, almost 400 cross country athletes gathered at Lower Woodland Park for a Metro League meet pittin Bainbridge against Bishop Blanchet, O’Dea (boys only), Seattle Prep, Lakeside, Eastside Catholic, and Holy Names (girls only). The Spartan girls finished second overall, and the boys took third. Bainbridge’s Keith Carlson earned second place in…

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fort making at Battle Point Park

Letter to the Editor: Why Kids Need Recess

I’ve been listening in on the national conversation about the amount of time that children spend at recess or in unstructured play and have come to believe that there is a big piece of the conversation that is missing. Some schools have decided to cut back on recess as a way to spend more time…

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Neighborhood Watch

Bainbridge Police Want You to Organize Your Neighborhood for Security

The Bainbridge Island Fire Department has been telling you this for years: Organize your neighborhood for emergency preparedness. Now the Bainbridge Island Police Department is taking up the refrain but, in their case, with an emphasis on security. BIPD is coordinating the Island-wide Neighborhood Watch program. To launch it, they are hosting a Neighborhood Watch…

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graveyard by liz west

A Bloody Bainbridge Bullet List of Hellacious Halloween Happenings

Get ready for frightful fun on Bainbridge starting this weekend. The horrific Halloween hootenannies kick off Friday evening with the Pumpkin Walk at Bainbridge Gardens and Spooky Woods Walk at Battle Point Park. Pumpkin Walk 21th Annual  | Bainbridge Gardens | Friday & Saturday October 17-18 | 6-8 p.m. | Free, with donations welcome. Bainbridge Gardens hosts this Island…

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The Pumpkin Walk: My Favorite Fall Night on Bainbridge

One of the pleasures of being a parent on Bainbridge is having an “excuse” to go to the annual Pumpkin Walk at Bainbridge Gardens, which this year is this Friday and Saturday, October 17-18, from 6 to 8 p.m. It’s a simple formula. Islanders carve pumpkins and donate them for the event. And people come…

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Letter to the Editor: This Democrat Is Crossing Party Lines for County Prosecutor

Before you vote reflexively for the Democratic candidate in the race for County Prosecutor, take heed from this Democrat: This is one race where it would be best to cross party lines. In the primary, 20-year incumbent Russ Hauge received just 37.5% of the vote. The closest challenger was Tina Robinson with 32.4% of the…

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Islander Talks About Her Depression and Her Friend’s New YA Novel, ‘Crazy’

With last week being Mental Illness Awareness Week, it seemed like the perfect time to meet with Patsy Reed, an Islander living with clinical depression, to talk about her role in Oregon writer Linda Phillips’s new young adult novel Crazy, which is a Junior Library Guild selection. Phillips, who will be giving a reading at Eagle…

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rabies by Steve, Kristina, Evan, and Ai

Rabies Found in One Bat on Bainbridge and Two Others in Kitsap

Three bats in Kitsap County have recently tested positive for rabies. One bat from Bainbridge Island tested positive on September 19. Two others, one from Kingston and another from Bremerton, tested positive for the disease on October 3. According to the Kitsap Public Health District, although rabies is endemic in Washington, having three bats test…

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Bainbridge Football Crushed at Home Friday Night, 57-0

O’Dea entered Friday night’s (October 10) game against the Spartans with a 5-0 record. So the Spartans, with 2 wins to their 3 losses, were prepared for a tough match. But no one could have prepared them for the very punishing and unrelenting treatment they received at the hands of the Fighting Irish in a…

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