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Photo of the Day: Unbearable Cuteness

Some things are just too cute to look at. The newborn lamb is part of the Herdwick sheep herd at the K-8 Carden Country School on Island Center Road. Office Manager Mrs. Cook said there are 12 lambs this year. Although there are only 9 adult sheep, there were many multiple births. Cook, who is also an…

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Bainbridge Bakers Asks Community for $100K; Should You Pay?

by Julie Hall [Updated 3:15 p.m., 7:48 a.m. April 15, 2015] Bainbridge Island mainstay Bainbridge Bakers in Winslow Green has made a public plea for help—specifically $100,000 through a gofundme campaign. One of Bainbridge Bakers front staff managers, Ben Goldsmith said he started the gofundme page with approval from the company’s current owner, Mike Loudon….

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Four Bainbridge Schools Receive 2014 Washington Achievement Awards

The Washington Achievement Awards are given by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Schools to schools in recognition of their overall excellence, high progress, reading growth, math growth, extended graduation rate, and/or English language acquisition. This year, for 2014, four Bainbridge schools received the award. They were joined by 397 other schools across the…

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The Island School

Island School Teacher Wins County Earth Day Award

Each year, Kitsap County’s Solid Waste Division presents Earth Day Awards to citizens, organizations, schools, and businesses for their innovative environmental programs or projects. This year, a teacher at Bainbridge’s The Island School, Mike Derzon, received one of the awards, being named 2015 Partner in Environmental Education. Derzon, one of two fifth-grade teachers at TIS, has served…

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Bainbridge Gymnasts at State Nab Gold and Silver, Head to Regionals

by Lynn Brunelle The Bainbridge Island Boys Gymnastics team recently took to the mats with statewide rivals at the Washington State Meet in Lynwood. Winning team silver in both level 4 and level 5, Bainbridge athletes dazzled the crowds. Level 4 mainstay Dashiell Gann didn’t disappoint, snagging 1st place on Pommel Horse, Parallel Bars, and…

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National Volunteer Week Starts Now: Wear Your Button, Do Your Part, Celebrate

You can’t spit on Bainbridge without hitting a volunteer. Last year, volunteers donated 1,397 hours of their time to the City of Bainbridge Island alone. We have about 17,700 volunteers on the Island, or about three-quarters of the Island population, something the City was able to determine through a community survey in 2013. This week, National…

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2015 Walk MS

2015 Walk MS: Photos and Videos

Today’s (April 11) Walk MS fundraisers were lucky to get cold and sun on a day when a winter storm had been predicted. Or maybe luck had nothing to do with it, and the Walk MS event, which raises money for the National MS Society, brings its own weather. The walk, which started and ended at the high school,…

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Bainbridge Is One Well City

According to the Association of Washington Cities, 66 of every 100 people are overweight, 54 have a poor diet, 47 have high stress, 27 get little or no exercise, 16 have poor emotional health, and 4 use drugs. To combat those numbers, AWC offers what it calls the Well City Awards to cities meeting nine…

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Did You Feel That Earthquake?

It wasn’t a tremor this morning at 9:15 that shook City Hall. Instead, it was the rumble of City staff responding to today’s earthquake drill. City Hall was evacuated for 20 minutes. Kitsap County Department of Emergency Management, the organization behind the drill, wants to make sure you are prepared at your workplace for an earthquake….

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Tween Experts Coming This Saturday to Unlock Secrets of 3 Key Topics

This Saturday, April 11, you can get the skinny from three tween topic experts who know all about the trifecta of local parent interests: (1) physical, emotional, and social tween development; (2) Internet and cell phone safety; and (3) risk taking. The topics were selected based on input from Island parents. Development: You will learn about the developmental…

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A Sneak Peek at the Plate & Pint

Crews are working to put the finishing touches on the Plate & Pint, the upcoming family-friendly sports restaurant and bar located in the former Island Grill in the Safeway complex. When I stopped by today, April 8, the new windows were still taped and dry wall dust was hanging in the air, but things looked…

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Walgreens and Key Bank Going into Visconsi Site

The City of Bainbridge Island (COBI) has provided building permits for construction of a full-service Walgreens at the Visconsi-owned site on the corner of Highway 305 and High School Road. According to the permit application, the Walgreens will be a single-story store with a drive-thru pharmacy. The building will be 14,475 square feet on a 1.57…

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Spartan Sailors Show Their Stuff at Regional Regatta

by Christine Brown with Julie Hall Bainbridge High School (BHS) sailors competed against 28 teams from 21 high schools across the Northwest at the Mt. Baker Open Regatta, at Mt. Baker Rowing and Sailing Center on Lake Union, on March 28. BHS raced three teams in two divisions, each assisted by a sailor who managed the…

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Bloedel Beats out White House for Greatest American Lawn

Grass Seed USA, a national coalition of grass seed farmers and agricultural educators whose mission is “to share the benefits of maintaining a healthy, environmentally friendly natural grass lawn,” has just named the Bloedel Reserve the Greatest American Lawn. Bloedel was up against the lawn at Central Park in NYC, The Lawn at the University of…

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The shut-down rifle range.

Sportsmen’s Club Pulls the Trigger on Its Rifle Range Campaign

The rifle range at Sportsmen’s Club consists of little more than a long stretch of grass, a shack, and a few tables with mufflers. It has been closed for 10 years, out of safety concerns, waiting for a rebuild. The Club is now planning a $152,000 upgrade to turn that part of the facility into something…

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Spartronics Team 4915 Needs You on 4/9/15 to Get to World Championships

The Spartronics Robotics Team won’t have their day again for another 100 years, but this Thursday, 4/9/15, the calendar has lined up to match their FIRST Robotics team number, 4915. They’ve asked the City Council to issue a proclamation, making it Spartronics Day on Bainbridge, which the Council will do  at tonight’s (April 7) meeting….

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How Did Your Beach Rate in 2014 for Bacteria?

The Washington Department of Ecology’s list of top ten beaches for water quality does not include a single Bainbridge beach. It only has one Kitsap beach: Evergreen Park. But we did make the list of beaches with more than one seasonal swimming advisory or closure because of Eagle Harbor’s 2014 sewage spills. We were the…

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Poll Results: Your Answers to What Should Go into Winslow’s Former Storyville Site

After over three years, Storyville Coffee owners put the undeveloped storefront on Winslow Way back on the market, on March 23. They had purchased the space in late 2011 and kept it vacant. The site was previously a home furnishings store and before that a hardware store for many years. Here are your responses to…

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Woodward Teacher Gets Outstanding Educator Award

Woodward Middle School’s French teacher Susan Knell has been named Outstanding Educator by the Alpha Sigma Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International Society for Key Women Educators. Delta Kappa Gamma International recognizes educators for their exemplary instructional skills and extraordinary leadership. DKG emphasizes service, fellowship, and personal and professional growth. Former Woodward librarian Kathy Caldwell presented the award Tuesday, March 17, in…

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Team 4915

Spartronics Place 8th at Districts, Qualify for Competition at World Championships

Robotics Team 4915, the BHS Spartronics, spent much of their Spring Break (April 1-4) at Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Washington, at the regional championships where they finished in 8th place out of 64 teams. That placement qualifies them for the FIRST Robotics World Championships in St. Louis, Missouri, from April 22 to 25. This is the second…

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