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Holiday Special: IB Offers 25 Percent off Ads for Local Businesses

The holiday shopping season is revving up, and we are here to help you get your business noticed at this important time of year. With over 3 million readers in three years and an audience that has climbed to 5,000-6,000 views a day, Inside Bainbridge is THE place to be noticed. And now we’re offering a…

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Letter to the Editor: Visconsi’s Two-Page Newspaper Ads Go Too FAR

Have you seen Visconsi’s two page ads telling us how wonderful their new shopping center is going to be? You know, the one with artist’s renderings that make it look like a visitor’s center from one of our national parks? Along with the dreamlike renderings, Visconsi continues to recycle a claim that featured prominently at…

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Posted in Business, Community, Environment, Letter to the Editor, Popular 216 Comments

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60 Business Owners Ask Council to Solve Winslow Parking Problems

At this week’s City Council meeting, which was held on Monday, November 10, because of the Tuesday holiday, three local business owners spoke during public comment to urge the Council to address a downtown parking problem affecting their businesses. The three, which are located near the Ravine on Winslow Way, are Island Vintners, Shirvan Rug…

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Crumbs Cakery Serves up Artful Sweets for Your Special Occasion

To see her work, one can only conclude that Christine Chapman, owner of Bainbridge-based Crumbs Cakery, is of an exclusive order of cake masters. If taste is the judge, the fact that many of her customers are already repeats suggests that she gets more than the design right. Chapman grew up in Austria making cakes…

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Posted in Business, Community, Don't Miss This 4, Eat+Drink, Restaurants1 Comment

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Rad Time-Lapse Video of a Day in the Life of the Town & Country Remodel

Downtown Bainbridge Island’s iconic Town & Country Market recently completed Phase I of four phases of a long-overdue remodel. Not to worry, the other phases are well underway, with an estimated completion date of next May. (View an overview of each phase.) The ever-changing landscape of the store as it continues to serve customers during…

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Pleasant Beach Pool to Open Next Summer

Yes, the rumors are true. Bainbridge Island is getting a new pool, located in Pleasant Beach Village, also known as Lynwood Center. The Pool at Pleasant Beach will be a private outdoor complex that includes a 25-yard recreation pool, a separate children’s play and wading pool, and a hot tub, all adding up to 83,000 gallons…

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Muddy Mutt? DIY or Full-Service Grooming at Salty Dog Wash

Whether your dog needs a spiffy professional trim or a good long bath after break-dancing on a dead salmon, Salty Dog Wash is open for business and here to help. Co-owners and long-time friends and Islanders Patty Keplinger and Alison Rice, with support from a third partner Heidi Story, opened Salty Dog to meet a…

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Posted in Animals, Business, Community, Don't Miss This 33 Comments

Harrison Bainbridge

Harrison Hospital Set to Open on Bainbridge

They told us it would happen some time this fall. Now Harrison Hospital is getting more specific: The day scheduled for the grand opening of the Harrison Bainbridge urgent and specialty care facility on 305 and Madison is December 1. The facility will offer 24/7 urgent care, primary care, specialty care, and expanded imaging and…

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Four Swallows Restaurant Closes

The closure of Four Swallows Restaurant yesterday, October 22, came as a shock to Bainbridge Islanders and no doubt will be met with regret by the many people beyond Bainbridge who have regularly crossed the water to enjoy a fine meal there. After nearly 26 years in business on Bainbridge and 20 years in the…

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Posted in Business, Community, Don't Miss This 5, Eat+Drink, Restaurants8 Comments

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T&C Remodel Phase One Done—Three to Go!

Like elves with magical powers, the crew behind the Town & Country Remodel, mostly unseen but not unheard, have since January somehow managed and completed the first part of the transformation of the downtown grocery store, even as shoppers shopped and engaged in the daily scavenger hunt for products that, just yesterday, were over there…

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brick wall by Chris Fleming

Letter from the Editor: Visconsi Throws up a Brick Wall

For months Inside Bainbridge has repeatedly attempted to contact the man at Visconsi in charge of the company’s Bainbridge Island shopping development on High School Road and Highway 305. Last month Visconsi Vice President Brad Goldberg agreed to talk with us about the company’s plans for the center. Mr. Goldberg spoke with this reporter but then…

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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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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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October Is Cyber Security Month: Some Tips on Staying Safe

The Better Business Bureau of Alaska, Oregon, and Western Washington and the Washington State Attorney General’s Office have partnered with the Stop.Think.Connect global cybersecurity awareness campaign to help digital citizens stay safe online. The timing is perfect: Not only is it National Cyber Security Month, but the announcement comes on the heels of the Home…

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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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Catherine Edwards, MD

Letter to the Editor: Virginia Mason Is Listening to the Community

I want to provide the community an update about Virginia Mason Bainbridge Island Medical Center. We have no immediate plans to move from our current location on Winslow Way, where we have proudly served the island for decades. What I can tell you is that, as the needs of our community evolve, so must the…

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mailboxes by Andrew Taylor

Letter to the Editor: Will Virginia Mason Relocate to the Visconsi Mall?

For nearly two months, Virginia Mason had a “Listening Trees” marketing campaign lining Bainbridge Island’s main street Winslow Way, with additional trees at Waterfront Park. These interactive “Listening Trees” (many actually shrubs, which were recently donated to the Park District) were combined with Virginia Mason’s advertisements in Kitsap Transit buses, all the local newspapers, and…

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Bainbridge Pot Producer/ Retailer Application Under Review

Updated at 11:32 a.m., September 7, 2014. When voters in our state made recreational pot legal with the passage of I-502, the Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) designated up to one retail outlet for Bainbridge Island and no limit on producers and processors here. Using its municipal authority, the Bainbridge Island City Council on…

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Hey, Working Stiffs: Let’s Look at Jobs for Labor Day

In honor of Labor Day, we’re looking at jobs on Bainbridge Island. The American Community Survey of 2008-12 reported that 10,284 of us were employed, with a slight majority—5,452—being men. Of those male workers, 3,307 were in management, professional, and related occupations. The number of female workers in that category was 2,715. The next highest…

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crockpot in port orchard by JH

Kitsap’s First Pot Shop the Shape of Things to Come to Bainbridge?

As legal pot fires up in Washington State, Kitsap County’s first marijuana retailer, Crockpot, opened its doors Sunday, August 24, in Port Orchard. With the voter-mandated passage of legal recreational marijuana in our state, the Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) designated up to 10 pot retail stores in Kitsap, with one specifically on Bainbridge…

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