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Key Bank/Visconsi Forest Clearing Status + Vigil Tonight

Following the installation of clearing fences around the perimeter of the construction site for the planned commercial development on High School Road at Highway 305, the City of Bainbridge Island (COBI) issued a clearing permit to Visconsi Companies this week. The next step for Visconsi is to obtain forest practice approval from the Washington Department of…

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battle point park girl scouts by julie hall

Local Business Makes Donation to Replace Girl Scout Equipment Destroyed in Storm

Bainbridge Island girl scouts had an unpleasant surprise Wednesday morning, August 13, when they arrived at Battle Point Park to find that their camp site had been seriously damaged by stormy weather. Four of seven tent shelters were destroyed during the night by severe rain and wind. Rene Hackl said that after learning on Inside…

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PPE

PPE Gets Taken Over for Back to School: Support Your PTO and Save

This is not about an ownership switch. Instead, several local schools and one nonprofit are taking turns taking over Paper Products, for a couple of hours each, to help parents get the right school supplies and to allocate 15 percent of sales to the school’s PTO or to Hope by Twelve, a local nonprofit dedicated…

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forest at 305 and High School

Visconsi Not Clearing This Week: A Look at What’s Next

Word on the street is that Visconsi Companies is scheduled to begin clearing the land at Highway 305 and High School Road this week to prepare for the construction of its commercial center there. In fact, Visconsi cannot begin cutting trees until it gets a clearing permit from the City of Bainbridge Island (COBI) and…

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Parade ceremony at Library

Blackbird Bakery Gives Its $1,000 July 4th Parade Award to the Library

If you saw the Fourth of July parade this year, you most certainly remember the Blackbird entry: toque- and apron-wearing people pushing giant slices of pie in wheelbarrows and then, periodically, in formation, bringing them together to make the whole pie. That entry won this year’s second annual Most Humorous Parade Entry Award, which comes…

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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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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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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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Sarah Frost lice girls

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

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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fish

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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Shopping

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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