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12,000 Eyeballs a Day? Half-Priced Ad Deals Now for All One Call Orgs

Calling all One Call for All nonprofits and those who value and support them! We love what you do, and we want to help you get the support you deserve during red envelope season. As Bainbridge Island’s number one news and information source, Inside Bainbridge commands a huge readership averaging nearly 6,000 views a day. Yes,…

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At Nike XC Pre-Nationals, Spartan Keith Carlson Runs a Fast 5K, Places 26th

One hundred and twenty high school and 33 middle school cross country teams from eight western states attended the Nike Pre-Nationals at the Portland Meadows Race Track in Portland this past Saturday, September 27. Bainbridge sent 22 athletes to the meet, many of whom broke personal records, including senior Keith Carlson who busted his personal record on…

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School District Deactivates Stops on 16 Bus Routes: Check Your Schedule

Friday afternoon, Bainbridge Island School District Communications Specialist Galen Crawford sent out an e-mail to school families about a revision to bus schedules. Crawford explained that the Transportation Department had spent two weeks “reviewing and revising bus schedules and routes.” Some of the stops have been marked “Inactive,” and students need to check if drivers…

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As BISD Board Reviews Instructional Support Services, Parents Express Concern

The September 25th Bainbridge Island School District School Board meeting was largely dedicated to the review conducted by the Puget Sound Educational Service District of the district’s Instructional Support Services. PSESD’s Dr. Laura Matson summarized the findings of their report with a PowerPoint, bookended by public and board member comments and questions. Before the summary,…

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Spartan Football Butts the Ingraham Rams, 34-20

Last night, September 26, at the Northwest Athletic Complex, the Spartans got the best of Ingraham with a decisive 34-20 win that favored the Spartans’ passing game over the rushing emphasis of the Rams. Bainbridge got on the scoreboard in the first quarter with a field goal by ever-reliable kicker Cal Barash-David. But so did…

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Letter to the Editor: Stark Consider- ations for the Future of Bainbridge Island

Bainbridge Island’s Comprehensive Plan has recently begun its periodic mandate of review and updating. The Comp Plan is required by the State’s Growth Management Act. In basic terms, it sets forth a number of goals and policies that are intended to reflect the values held by most Island residents, and to guide how our City…

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X-Country Wins at Lower Woodland, Shows Key Time Improvements at Garfield Meet

The Spartans won the September 18 Cross Country meet at Lower Woodland, beating out Seattle Prep, West Seattle, Roosevelt, Cleveland, and Chief Sealth in both men’s and women’s 5,000 meter races. In the men’s race, the Spartans finished with a healthy 27-point team lead over Seattle Prep. Keith Carlson led all runners with a time…

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red envelope stuffers on call for all

Photos of the Day: Red Envelope Stuffers!

Volunteers are busy today stuffing those familiar red envelopes for the annual One Call for All fundraising campaign. Established in 1960, One Call for All supports more than 90 local non-profit organizations on Bainbridge Island. One hundred percent of contributions from community members goes to local causes. Just in the last 10 years, the Red Envelope…

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report card by Denise Krebs

Poll: Does a Perceived ‘Culture of the Exceptional’ Prevail on Bainbridge?

A report by the Puget Sound Educational Service District and commissioned by the Bainbridge Island School District (BISD) found that the district focuses on and excels at nurturing high achievement but falls short in supporting achievement among its special education, low-income, and bilingual education students. The report found that a culture of high expectations prevails for mainstream students,…

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Helpline House Loses Its Milk Money?

Earlier this month Helpline House quietly announced on its message whiteboard that it would no longer be offering milk in its food bank. The announcement generated a small flurry of concern on Bainbridge, with some talking on Facebook about creating a milk fund to help out. Helpline’s Food Bank and Volunteer Services Manager Marilyn Gremse acknowledged…

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Frog auction

Frogs Re-Released Downtown After BIDA Gets a Big Jump from Auction

Karin Lehotsky, the organizer of the Frogs on the Rock Gala Auction held September 13 at the Boundy Farm, is hopping with excitement over the event’s success. She said that, by auctioning off the 36 artist-designed frogs displayed over the last year throughout Winslow, they raised more money than anticipated, with all proceeds going to…

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Review Findings: BISD Supports ‘Achievers,’ Leaves Special Needs Behind

A report prepared by the Puget Sound Educational Service District that will be presented to the public Thursday night, September 25, praises the quality of general education provided by the Bainbridge Island School District and calls the staff dedicated, caring, competent, collegial, and welcoming and their professionalism admirable. The reviewers wrote, “Across the district, there…

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Float Float night at Aquatics center

Photos of the Day: Aquatics Center Float Float Night

While the big kids were hosting homecoming last Friday night (handily beating Everett), the younger set bobbed in the pool at the Bainbridge Island Aquatics Center for Float Float Night. Root beer floats were on tap, tube floaters were in plentiful supply, and Muppets Most Wanted was the flick pick. Here are a few more…

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Mora Iced Creamery Is Finalist in Martha Stewart American Made Contest

Martha Stewart American Made is the contest that pits American craftspeople against each other in composed, genteel combat over beauty, innovation, and inspiration. Competitors are put in one of four categories—crafts, design, style, or food—the latter being the one in which Bainbridge Island’s very own Mora Iced Creamery is a Finalist. Another Bainbridge business, Bainbridge…

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Letter to the Editor: It’s Climate Week on Bainbridge

Last Tuesday, our City Council passed a resolution declaring September 21–27 Climate Week on Bainbridge Island. I am a representative of one of the two organizations proposing the resolution, Quality Bainbridge and Sustainable Bainbridge. We proposed this for many reasons: As in other efforts, Bainbridge Island should be a leader on this vital issue. We…

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Owen's Playground

Gov. Inslee Letter Calls Owen’s Playground ‘A Beautiful Tribute to a Special Young Boy’

On Saturday (September 20) afternoon’s groundbreaking ceremony for Owen’s Playground at the Rotary Fields on Weaver, Jay Kinney of the Bainbridge Island Metropolitan Parks & Recreation Board read a letter Governor Inslee had written for the occasion. In his letter, Inslee applauded Owen’s family and said the new accessible playground “will open new doors to…

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great zucchini race

Gad Zucs! The Great Zucchini Races 2014 Video & Photo Gallery

The Great Zucchini Races returned to the downtown Bainbridge Island Farmer’s Market Saturday, September 20, for a sunny, fun day of ramp heats, campy commentary, and enthusiastic fanfare. Community members showed their creativity with tricked out zucchinis big, small, and huge. One illegal entry containing cucumber contraband—pickles to be precise—managed to pass muster(ard) and make…

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Spartans Football

Bainbridge Bests Everett 24-13 in Homecoming Game

Yesterday, September 19, the Bainbridge High School Football team held their homecoming parade through the streets of downtown Winslow starting just after 4 p.m. Then at 7 the Spartans faced off against the Everett Seagulls at home in a nonleague game. The game started off close leaving the Spartans in a slim 7-6 lead at…

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football mailbox

Letter to the Editor: What If We Stop Being Complicit in the NFL’s Immorality?

What if, for one day—a Sunday, a Monday night, or now even a Thursday night—everyone turned off the NFL, didn’t go to the game, didn’t wear the jersey of fan. What if, for one Sunday, civilized people everywhere said that a non-profit that profits in the billions on the lives of its participants and leaves…

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Shovels in the Dirt Saturday for Owen’s Playground

Islander Stacy Marshall is feeling pretty emotional these days. That’s because she’s coming up on the first anniversary of the death of her 6-year-old son Owen and, this Saturday, September 20, the groundbreaking ceremony for the accessible playground that will bear his name. In the short year since Owen died, Marshall and her numerous colleagues…

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