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Close Quake Jangles Bainbridge Early This Morning

A 3.5 earthquake centered about 3 miles east of Belfair and 13 miles southwest of Bainbridge Island at 4:04 a.m. today, July 28, jarred area residents awake. People on Bainbridge reported feeling their houses shake and furniture move. According to data from the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, the earthquake, 15.6 miles deep, was the highest…

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Letter to the Editor: Bainbridge Island Needs to Lead the Way with a Tax on Carbon

Planet Earth is in the midst of an environmental crisis that will have dire consequences for human civilization. Overpopulation and the net addition of over 228,000 more humans per day is a huge driver behind rapid environmental decline, but how we live, and the systems we depend upon, are also key to the wanton excess…

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Team BTF at the Finish Line

Two BHS Students Are Part of Youngest Team Ever to Race Across America

On June 22, Bainbridge High School soon-to-be juniors Matias Francis and Lucas Weyand and college students Meghan Camp and Lydia Weyand became the youngest four-person team ever to complete the grueling Race Across America bike race. They finished their 3,000-mile cross-country trek in 7 days, 12 hours, and 5 minutes. The four bikers were part…

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Sallie Marx by Michael Jardine

BHS Senior Sallie Marx Named All American in Lacrosse

Although the number of Washington lacrosse players named All American in 2014 reached a record high of 17, only one of those players is from Kitsap, and that player is Bainbridge High School senior Sallie Marx. Marx is a midfielder. She was joined on the list of girls by six other seniors and two other…

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National Night Out

National Night Out August 5: BIPD Officer Carla Sias Gives a Preview

This post is part of our new collaboration with Bainbridge Community Broadcasting. BCB is a nonprofit, all-volunteer audio broadcasting organization under the umbrella of Sustainable Bainbridge. Currently they are creating podcasts about community news and events. Soon they hope to be streaming live on the Internet. In our partnership, IB will be sharing BCB podcasts with our readers,…

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Elle's Island Spectacle

Elle Makes a Spectacle

Licensed optician Ellie Tatum worked for 20 years in the eyewear business before she found a way to open her own shop. Now she is the proprietor of Elle’s Island Spectacle, a Bainbridge eyewear boutique specializing in frames by independent manufacturers. Tatum has spent most of her career working for a succession of Island doctors…

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Bainbridge Iron Man Dad Chosen for Pyrenees Tour de France Charity Challenge

When Bainbridge Islander Darren Smith started training for an Iron Man triathlon to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), an organization that helped make life-saving medicine available for his daughter, he thought it was enough to get off the couch, jump on the bike, and cut back on beer and hash browns….

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New Arrowsmith School Targets Learning Disabilities on Bainbridge

In the book The Brain That Changes Itself, Dr. Norman Doidge tells the story of Barbara Arrowsmith, a woman who as a young girl in the 1950s was labeled “unable to learn” but who, over a decade of studies, came to understand how her brain worked and learned to rewire it. She went on to found…

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Kiwanis All-Comers Track Meet Results for July 21 2014

by Jim Whiting, All-Comers Coach Hannah Gray won four events; Addy Wilson, Madison Stevens, Victoria Gray, Brady Trevye, William Pancholi, Nate Bernstein, Henry Rose, James Bruyere, and Hayden Dernback were all triple winners; and Arabella Ollivier, Camden Brown, Abigail Schnee, Sophia Weindl, and Anna Wachter were double winners at Monday’s Kiwanis All-Comers Track Meet at…

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City Begins the Big Sewage System Swapout in Eagle Harbor

Today, July 22, a team from the Seattle-based Frank Coluccio Construction Company began the work of replacing the aged and frail sewer lines in Eagle Harbor. This morning several 30,000- to 80,000-pound Caterpillar excavators were parked at the ready along Hawley Way, which has been reinforced with metal plates. The reason for the plates is…

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Virginia Mason listening tree

Chirp up in Virginia Mason’s Listening Trees Around Winslow

Bainbridge Island’s mainstay medical center Virginia Mason (VM) wants you to know they are listening. They invite you to join their “healthy community conversation” by adding your thoughts to “listening trees” that they have installed at their clinic at 380 Winslow Way East, as well as at Winslow Green, Winslow Mall, Waterfront Community Center, and the Waterfront Park…

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bunny in hole at night by Caroline

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

Bainbridge Island has been quite the state/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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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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puppy by Klearchos Kapoutsis

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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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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