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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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Letter to the Editor: The Immense Risk of Oil Trains

We are living with immense risk. Highly explosive oil trains up to a mile long are rolling through our towns and beside Puget Sound. The current volume of oil will multiply dramatically if planned oil refineries and ports are built along the coast. The potential for disaster is very high. The oil rail cars are generally…

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Blaze Your Trail: Time to Apply for BI Parks Foundation Community Grants

Do you have a great idea for Island recreation? A way to improve a trail or a park or a recreational facility? The Bainbridge Island Parks Foundation invites you to complete and submit a 2014 BIPF Community Grant application for your project so you can get funding of between a few hundred and a few…

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wine by James Williams

Will Future Art Walks Be Dry?

According to Bainbridge Island Downtown Association (BIDA) head Jerri Lane, downtown businesses may in fact not be eligible to get permits to serve liquor at the monthly First Friday Art Walk, as well as other events. Downtown had a rude awakening last Friday, October 3, when an official from the Washington State Liquor Control Board…

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Sensory Processing Disorder Part 2: Emma’s Story

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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XCountry by Anna Sinclair Griesser

Bainbridge X-Country Team Finishes Second at Battle Point Invitational

At Battle Point Park yesterday (October 9), Bainbridge enjoyed second place wins for both the boys’ and girls’ teams in the Battle Point Invitational Cross Country Meet, finishing in the men’s race a mere 2 points behind first-place Franklin and in the girls’ race trailing Lakeside by 8. Bainbridge’s Keith Carlson crossed the finish line…

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A Second Coalition Files Petition for Review of SMP, This One About Aquaculture

Two coalitions filed different petitions for review of the Bainbridge Shoreline Master Plan on October 7. As we reported yesterday (October 8), one of these was made up primarily of Preserve Responsible Shoreline Management LLC. Their petition focused on perceived inconsistencies in the SMP, perceived violations of the RCW, and alleged undue burdens placed upon shoreline…

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blood moon by Steve Jurvetson

‘Blood Moon’ Total Lunar Eclipse Early Wednesday Morning

If the fog rolls out, a total lunar eclipse, or blood moon, should be visible in our skies in the wee morning hours tomorrow, October 8. The partial eclipse will begin at 2:15 a.m. and end at 5:34 a.m. Pacific Time. The total eclipse will occur between 3:25 a.m. and 4:24 a.m. Pacific Time. Although…

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Ravine Creek sewage spill

City Delayed Notifying Health District and Public About Weekend Sewage Spill

The Kitsap Public Health District has issued a no-contact advisory for Bainbridge Island’s Ravine Creek and the mouth of the creek in northern Eagle Harbor due to a 15,000-gallon sewage spill. The sewage spilled into the city storm water system located near 920 Hildebrand Lane on Sunday, October 5, at 2 p.m. when a pump station…

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Liquor Control Board Makes Downtown Businesses Booze Bust at Friday’s Art Walk

Last week’s First Friday Art Walk, a monthly evening tradition in downtown Bainbridge art venues, wineries, and select stores, was interrupted when a liquor enforcement officer from the Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) began asking area merchants if they had permits to serve alcohol at a public event. The officer, Raj Veluppillai, said he…

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Got Mad Skills in Animal Husbandry or Food Criticism? EHHS Needs You

It’s just about time for Career Day at Eagle Harbor High School, and the students have spoken up about their interests, which range wildly. Maybe you happen to be enjoying one of the careers of interest and would like to take a few hours off from said career to talk to the kids about it….

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BISD Reaches out to Community for Input on Instructional Support Services

After the Puget Sound Educational Service District released its review of the Instructional Support Services offered by the Bainbridge Island School District to special needs students, BISD is reaching out to parents and guardians for feedback. The review was critical of some key aspects of ISS at BISD, including inconsistent and low-tech recordkeeping and data collection,…

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Lakeside Gives Bainbridge Football a Hard Kick

At yesterday (October 4) afternoon’s football matchup at Lakeside’s Parsons Field, Bainbridge was delivered a tough loss after a hard-fought game. After an even 1st quarter that ended in a 7-7 tie, the Spartans came back to score again. But so did the Lions, twice, ending the half with a 20-14 lead. Then in the…

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BHS Band Marches Away from Peninsula Classic with Top Honors

The 2014 Peninsula Classic, the early-season competition for marching bands across Washington, was held in Silverdale this year, on September 27. So the Bainbridge High School Marching Band didn’t have to travel far to pick up three top honors. The Spartans finished first in the A division and 3rd overall at the competition. The band’s…

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Pet food by Ed Schipul

Pet Food Wars Part III: Poulsbo Accepts Bainbridge Challenge

It’s unclear why storage businesses like to challenge each other to charity duels, but it has happened again. This time, in what will be known as Pet Food Wars III, Poulsbo’s Proguard Self Storage is taking the bait, accepting the challenge by Bainbridge Storage (and its affiliates Bainbridge North Storage and Bainbridge U-Haul) to mano-a-mano…

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Spartan Soccer Takes Down Garfield 3-Nil

Thursday, October 2, Spartan girl’s soccer team got the best of Garfield in an evening home game. Just 11 minutes into the first half, Kate Matthews on an assist from Riley Gregoire popped in the first goal. The second goal came just 10 minutes later when Celia Story scored, this time assisted by Matthews. Then…

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Blakely #1 Elementary School & BHS #4 High School in State

The Puget Sound Business Journal released its best schools in the state lists last month, and Bainbridge elementary school Captain Johnston Blakely is the number-1 elementary school in Washington, with a state achievement index score of 9.278. It’s also the reason “South Bainbridge” (not a real neighborhood, by the way, PSBJ) was ranked highest on…

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National Research Center Gives Bainbridge Two 2014 Voice of the People Awards

Bainbridge is one of just 18 communities across the country to have been awarded a 2014 Voice of the People Award by the National Research Center. And it’s just one of 10 communities to have received two or more of the awards this year. The awards come from the National Citizens Survey on which Bainbridge…

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Pun Alert: The Buzz About the Bainbridge Buzz Spelling Bee (w/ Photo Gallery)

The organizer of the second annual Bainbridge Public Library’s Bainbridge Buzz Spelling Bee, Teri Weldy, says the event on September 20 raised over $8,000 for the library. The event, which was held at Bainbridge Performing Arts, pitted 42 spellers on 15 teams against one another and was vibrating with stinging puns. The night belonged to…

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Wildlife Corridor land near Meigs by BILT

Land Trust Expands Historic East-West Wildlife Corridor

Bainbridge Island Land Trust (BILT) Executive Director Jane Stone is excited. BILT has a contract to purchase a 15-acre parcel of land replete with wildlife that would expand and solidify a vital east-west corridor connecting Grand Forest East with Meigs Park. The connection is part of a much broader corridor extending from Meigs Park, which…

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