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Power Blows on Island

Puget Sound Energy reports 223,899 customers are without power so far across the region as a large wind and rain storm presses north and east. Of those customers, more than 5,500 are on Bainbridge. The outages seemed to be spread across the Island—north, central, and south—in mostly small pockets, likely caused by fallen branches and trees….

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Coyote Woodshop

Coyote Woodshop Makes Kitsap Bank’s Western WA Sweet 16—Vote Soon

This is the second year in a row Kitsap Bank is holding an edg3 FUND small business competition to recognize “entrepreneurs dedicated to growing their community in three ways: economically, socially, and environmentally.” One of the Sweet 16 finalists is Bainbridge’s Coyote Woodshop, which provides locally harvested wood, custom mill lumbering services, and custom furniture. The top 16 companies will now move on…

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Rolling Bay Farm blackberry jam

Recipe: Rolling Bay Farm’s Bodacious Blackberry Jam

by Adrienne Wolfe, Co-Owner of Rolling Bay Farm Our jamming is pectin-free for two reasons: It’s an added expense and ingredient we found we don’t need, and there are a fair number of people with food allergies who try to avoid it and appreciate a pectin-free product. Rolling Bay Farm’s Bodacious Blackberry Jam Recipe Here is our pectin-free…

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Photos of the Day: 9th Annual Arms Around Bainbridge Swim

Saturday, August 22, swimmers took to the water in the annual relay swim around the Island to raise funds  for Arms Around Bainbridge. Photographer Pete Saloutos was on scene to document the event.    Related Stories Arms Around Bainbridge’s 2015 Calendar Makes a Gorgeous Gift Bainbridge-Based Photographer Pete Saloutos Brings Back Pieces of Iceland Bainbridge…

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Dementia Expert to Share Survival Strategies for Caregivers

Kae Hammond knows what dementia looks like and the impact it can have on family. Her mother has Alzheimer’s. But it was her father who died first, unexpectedly, 11 years after her mother’s diagnosis. That’s when Hammond learned from the National Alzheimer’s Association that 70 percent of family caregivers develop life-altering conditions, often preceding in death those…

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Letter to the Editor: HRB Collaborates to House Families, Conserve Island

Housing Resources Bainbridge’s homeownership development, Ferncliff Village, is expanding. Phase 2 of the Ferncliff Village project will include 16 two- and three-bedroom homes available for purchase by low and moderate income families and individuals. The completion of these townhomes will bring to culmination the island’s first Community Land Trust development, thanks in part to the generous land…

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BHS Steadily Creeping up the ‘Newsweek’ Best High Schools List

Bainbridge High School is now rated by Newsweek magazine as one of the top 500 high schools in the country. BHS came in at number 459 this year. Although BHS isn’t exactly near the top, spot 459 represents a steady climb for our school. In 2014 BHS came in at 470. In 2013 we were…

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harley by Trevor King

Got a Bike with a Motor? Ride It for the Homeless

Gimme Shelter is the tough, sort of Sons of Anarchy-name given to an awareness-raising motorcycle ride scheduled for September 12. The appeal to rebellious Easy Riders can only be heightened by the fact that the event has no affiliation with any specific organizations. And the purpose will tug the heartstrings of even the toughest rider: homelessness. The…

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Special Olympics Bowling Season Ready to Strike—Sign up Now

Do you have an imposing “address” and “stance”? Can you put a mean spin on the ball? Do you know what to do when faced with a baby split? If you do, great. If you’re like me and you have no idea, that’s okay too. As long as you’ve got team spirit and a drive for the…

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Ferncliff Village

Phase Two of Affordable Ferncliff Village Is Underway

Last week Housing Resources Bainbridge began clearing the lot adjacent to the current 24-home Ferncliff Village site for Phase Two of the affordable living community. This second phase will add 16 two- and three-bedroom townhomes to the community land trust neighborhood. The townhomes will be sold to families earning 120 percent or less of the area median income, which…

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Fight Poverty by Howard Lake

BYS and Raising Resilience Win Grants to Counteract Effects of Poverty

Kitsap Strong is a collaboration among The Kitsap Community Foundation, The Suquamish Tribe, the United Way of Kitsap County, and the Kitsap Public Health District to reduce the occurrence and mitigate the impacts of adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs, caused by poverty. In July, Kitsap Strong issued a Request for Participants to Kitsap nonprofits, asking them to apply for…

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State Is Maybe a Little Smarter, A Little Less Balanced

Office of Public Instruction Superintendent Randy Dorn announced today, August 17, that Washington elementary and secondary students performed better than anticipated on this spring’s new Smarter Balanced assessments and other ongoing tests. But last week’s news that the State Supreme Court is fining the State $100,000 per day until the Legislature approves a plan that will…

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oar lock

Link Crew Coming for BHS Freshmen (Has Nothing to Do with Rowing)

This Tuesday and Wednesday, August 18 and 19, Link Crew is coming to Bainbridge High School. No oar locks will be involved. Instead, 70 peer mentors will be trained to help incoming freshmen navigate the sometimes rougher waters of high school. Link Crew is a program of the Boomerang Project, a Santa Cruz-based company with the goal of…

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Ashbury Site by Bob Holliday

Clearcut on Wyatt: The Story Behind the Ashbury Development

On April 17 of this year, Denova NW LLC, a Kent-based developer, purchased 4.51 acres of wooded land on Wyatt just west of Grow for $1,950,000. Denova, the developer of Bainbridge’s Timberbrook community near Gazzam Lake, is proposing to build an 18-home community on the Wyatt property, with homes going up for sale in late fall. The subject property is…

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Letter to the Editor: Another ‘Mega-Development’ on Wyatt?

It has been a year since all of the negative publicity started about the Visconsi development. Just searching for “Visconsi” on the Inside Bainbridge website is very informative—it shows the visceral reaction to habitat loss and a general disgust with clearcuts. I recently had an opportunity to visit the area and have to admit that…

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Don Nakata Pool

Nakata Pool Gets Money-Saving Energy Efficiency Upgrade

At last night’s (August 13) Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Parks & Recreation District Board of Commissioners meeting, Puget Sound Energy reps shared news about recent energy efficiency upgrades at the Aquatics Center’s Nakata Pool. They told commissioners that LED lighting upgrades will save the district about $5,700 per year. PSE installed new LED lighting around the pool area. They…

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Letter to the Editor: Gratitude for Our Local Fire Departments

On July 31st, while mowing a wider fire break around one of our structures, our mower struck a rock and started a grass fire. The wind drove the fire quickly across the tinder-dry hillside and we called 911. The Bainbridge Fire Department responded immediately and when they saw the fire, called on help from North…

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Listen to Your Art

West Sound Academy Students to Host Music Festival Benefiting Trevor Project

In May, kids from West Sound Academy, the across-the-bridge 6-12 school attended by many Islanders, were awarded a North Kitsap-Poulsbo Rotary Club community service grant of $500 to support their project: a music festival. The festival, scheduled for later this month, will benefit The Trevor Project, a California-based nonprofit that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ…

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KPHD Extends Shellfish Harvesting Closure to North Tip of Island

Today, August 11, the Kitap Public Health District announced that it was expanding the East Shoreline Shellfish Harvesting Closure to Port Madison and Miller Bays, effectively closing to harvesting the northern portion of Bainbridge from south Point No Point to Point Monroe on Bainbridge Island and west to the Agate Pass Bridge. Harvesting is already prevented…

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Avalara HQ

Avalara Announces Schedule for Departure from Bainbridge

The sales tax software giant Avalara confirmed today, August 11, via its Facebook page that the company will be completing its departure from Bainbridge between the fall and early next year. Islanders have long known that Avalara would eventually be closing down the Bainbridge Island headquarters, but today’s announcement is the first mention of a time frame. Although…

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