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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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pot plant by Spot Us

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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Rock Rent-A-Car Rolls into Town

With its Back to the Future themed entry (complete with a DeLorean) in this summer’s July Fourth parade, Rock Rent-A-Car swung open its car doors to customers. With a small upstairs office in the back of the former Sterling Bank Building at 600 Winslow Way E #220 (across from the police station), the company is road testing…

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Crystal Cleaners

Crystal Cleaners Loses Its Lease, Gone by End of Month

Crystal Cleaners, the popular Bainbridge dry cleaning service owned by Yong Pak with locations at Island Village and on Madison, has lost its lease. Tracy Sorenson, the manager, last remaining employee, and spokesperson for Crystal, issued a brief statement. She said there are no plans to relocate. They will be open from 9 a.m. to…

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visconsi clear cut

Visconsi Mowing Down Trees (w/ Video)

by Julie Hall and Sarah Lane Starting first thing this morning, August 20, a Visconsi Companies crew moved in heavy machinery to the 8-acre site scheduled for clear-cutting at High School Road and Highway 305 to build a mall. The crew began rapidly felling forest with clockwork efficiency at about 9 a.m., snapping hundred-foot trees…

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Key Bank/ Visconsi Protest Rally Photo Gallery & Video

The final rally around Chiara D’Angelo’s tree sitting yesterday evening drew over 150 people, including numerous community leaders who spoke out in support of the 19 year old’s political activism against a profit-driven corporate value system that sacrifices natural resources and strips communities of sustainable quality of life. (Read more about the rally here.) D’Angelo…

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Chiara

Tree Sitter Lands Safely

by Julie Hall and Sarah Lane Nineteen-year-old Chiara D’Angelo safely descended tonight from 70 feet and over 40 hours in a Douglas fir tree on Bainbridge Island land slated this week for clear-cutting to build a mall. D’Angelo was harnessed in overnight and for the better part of two days while supporters gathered around her…

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chiara d'angelo in tree

Bainbridge Island’s Girl in a Tree Decides to Come Down

by Julie Hall and Sarah Lane Chiara D’Angelo began climbing down from her 70-foot-high tree-sitting perch tonight at approximately 8:00, shortly after the 7:30 deadline for her arrest. During a rally this evening, August 19, D’Angelo told a large crowd of supporters that Visconsi, the corporation with plans this week to clear-cut the surrounding forest…

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chiara d'angelo

Community Rallies Around Tree Sitter as She Faces Possible Arrest

Since shimmying 70 feet up a Doug fir in the wee hours yesterday morning, August 18, Chiara D’Angelo has spurred an unquiet little revolution on the road that cuts through the heart of the forest slated for clear-cutting this week by commercial developer Visconsi Companies. Since her ascent, in the last two days a steady stream of…

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tree sitter chiara d'angelo

Bainbridge Tree Sitter Gets 24-Hour Reprieve (w/ Photo Gallery)

Bainbridge Island’s 19-year-old tree sitter, Chiara D’Angelo, will not be arrested today, August 18. Bainbridge Police Deputy Chief Jeffrey Horn said this morning that Visconsi Companies had asked the department to arrest D’Angelo as a trespasser if she had not vacated the area today by 4 p.m. D’Angelo set herself 70 feet up on a…

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No Sprawl Key Bank/Visconsi

Crowd Gathers for Key Bank/ Visconsi Protest

Some 70 people spent their Saturday evening, August 16, joined together to say no to the planned commercial development at High School Road and Highway 305. Organized on short notice by college student Chiara Rose and her mother Debra D’Angelo, the protest, referred to as a vigil, drew people of all ages to the parking…

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