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Jeff Adams

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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680 People on Bainbridge Have Head Lice: Lice Girls to the Rescue

Lice Girls co-owner Sarah Frost estimates, based on Center for Disease Control (CDC) national data and a seasonal increase, that about 680 people on Bainbridge Island currently have lice. Frost also notes that the average case of lice lasts—yikes—3 to 6 months. Lice Are Not Nice, But Lice Girls Are  The last thing Sarah Frost and…

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As the Rotary Turns: A Behind-the-Scenes Peek at the 2014 Auction w/ Photo Gallery

On the eve of the final dropoff day of the 2014 Bainbridge Island Rotary Auction, cars streamed in with this and that and that and this, while flocks of volunteers prepared the goods (and not-so-goods) for the big day, Saturday, June 28. In sum, approximately 350 volunteers work the Rotary, cleaning, sorting, pricing, and displaying…

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Historic Winslow Drug Changes Hands with New Services Afoot

Some changes are in store for downtown Bainbridge mainstay Winslow Drug, also known as Vern’s. The old-style drug store, which includes a pharmacy and sundry items from magazines to T shirts to souvenir tchotchkes, has been purchased by Justin Ausmeier, with Ausmeier taking over management on site August 1. If you don’t know Ausmeier’s name, chances are…

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Bainbridge Island Brewery Takes Gold in Washington Beer Awards

Bainbridge Island Brewery, which just celebrated its second anniversary yesterday, June 21, had a growler of a day June 14 at the Washington Brewers Festival held at Marymoor Park. The local brewery took gold in the Washington Beer Awards in the Belgian Ales category with its Bainbridge Blonde, beating out Poulsbo’s Valholl Brewing Company and…

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Dangerous Fort Ward Hill Road Situation Involving Fish Farm

At Monday night’s (June 9) Bainbridge City Council meeting during the public comment section, several residents of the Fort Ward Hill Road area brought up with clear emotion their concern about the use of the road by semis bringing food to the American Gold Seafood Fish Farm off South Beach. Kathy Hanson, the Chair of…

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Bainbridge Island Downtown Association Names New ED

The Bainbridge Island Downtown Association has just announced that Jerri Lane [no relation to me] will step into the shoes of former Executive Director Andie Mackin. In a reality version of Trading Places, Mackin left BIDA to work for the Downtown Seattle Association, and Lane comes to Bainbridge from Visit Seattle where she was Senior Vice…

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Ferry on Foot to Bainbridge: 37 Things to Do Downtown

Up for an Island adventure? Bainbridge is a great destination for the day or longer. A lovely 35-minute ferry trip across the Sound from downtown Seattle, the ride alone is part of the fun. From the stellar view of Mount Rainier to the Seattle skyline at night to the people-watching and occasional wildlife sightings, your…

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Islanders for Responsible Development Negotiates Added Conditions on Visconsi Development

The citizen-led group Islanders for Responsible Development (IRFD) that for a year has challenged the High School Road shopping center project by Ohio-based Visconsi Companies LTD has reached an agreement with the developer. According to IRFD head Ron Peltier, IRFD negotiated that additional conditions be placed on the development to make it more environmentally responsible….

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Bainbridge Pot Retail License Applicants Narrowed to Three

The Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) has released the results of its marijuana retail store lottery. Three of the previous five Bainbridge Island marijuana retail applicants will move forward in the lottery process. The following remaining Bainbridge applicants are ranked first to third according to the lottery: Evergreen, 10320 NE Valley Road Suite C Sticky…

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Best of Bainbridge Island

Don’t Be Misled by the “Bainbridge Island Award Program”

On April 30, a Bainbridge Island business received an e-mail notification congratulating them for winning their category in the 2014 Best of Bainbridge Island Awards. The e-mail was signed “Bainbridge Island Business Recognition.” When a representative of the business followed the link included in the e-mail, she was taken to a web page that read,…

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Time for Girls’ Night Out 2014: Deals, Prizes, and a Party

The 14th Annual Girls’ Night Out, sponsored by Ty Evans and Alexandra Jackson of Windermere Real Estate, is right around the corner. This year, about 300 women are expected to participate in this night of shopping and socializing on May 8. Participating retailers will offer in-store promotions to entice shoppers from Bainbridge, Poulsbo, Seattle, and…

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Jon Quitslund to Discuss Lessons from Visconsi & Updating the City’s Comprehensive Plan

Bainbridge Island Planning Commissioner and Sustainable Bainbridge Board member Jon Quitslund will address pressing questions about local development and updating our Comprehensive Plan as the featured speaker at the League of Women Voters meeting May 10, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Bainbridge Public Library. The event is free and open to the public. Quitslund will discuss…

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Updated: New Island Food Circle Connects You with Locally-Sourced Eats

Thanks to a new campaign through Sound Food, a branch of Sustainable Bainbridge, Bainbridge Island residents now have an easy way to find restaurants and retailers, as well as farms, that offer locally-sourced food. Businesses displaying the Island Food Circle decal are consistent and significant supporters of regional food and farming. “Bainbridge Islanders care about…

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New Crêperie Set to Open on Madrone Lane

Paul Pluska took some time out from busily readying his new crêperie on Winslow’s Madrone Lane to tell me about his plans for his authentic French-style Bainbridge Island eatery. Pluska, who opened the popular little crêperie at the Kingston ferry terminal in 2003, has had his eye on Bainbridge Island for a long time. He said…

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Bainbridge’s Avalara Nominated by GeekWire for Next Tech Titan—Vote Now

The terms GeekWire and Next Tech Titan may mean relatively little to you, but if you’re in a tech industry, they will get your attention. GeekWire is the go-to online publication for all things tech. Next Tech Titan is their award category for a “company that’s on the brink of stardom, a fast-growing enterprise that…

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Andie Mackin

Bainbridge Downtown Association’s Andie Mackin Leaves to Work for Seattle’s Downtown

Andie Mackin, the Executive Director of the Bainbridge Island Downtown Association, who helped keep downtown alive during the difficult sewer system upgrade project that tore up Winslow, who captained the revitalization of the downtown economy, and who positioned BIDA as a model for the Main Street Historical Preservation Program, has accepted a job offer at…

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Look Both Ways

Both Sides in Visconsi Battle File Motions for Reconsideration

Islanders for Responsible Development, the organization opposing the development and attendant tree removal at the northwest corner of 305 and High School, didn’t like Hearing Examiner Stafford Smith’s decision, which gave the go-ahead t0 the development. The Ohio-based Visconsi company didn’t like one small part of it either. Both parties filed motions for reconsideration last week,…

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Why This Mating Osprey Pair Is in a World of Trouble

It’s that time again. Washington osprey, also known as fish hawks, fly back from their warm winter homes in Mexico or Central America and get busy breeding. If all goes well they return to the nest they left behind the previous September, mate, lay their eggs, and get ready to tend demanding babies and fussy…

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Andy Freeman

Hard-Working Bainbridge Island Man Named Busch Hero

Anheuser-Busch, the company that may bring you your beer, recently launched a media campaign that links Busch with hard-working American “heroes.” For the inaugural campaign, the company identified eight Americans across the nation who “earn it” at their jobs every day, and one of those eight is Bainbridge’s Andy Freeman. Freeman, a Star Marine tugboat…

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