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New T&C Reader Board Frame Pops a Wheelie

by Sarah Lane and Julie Hall Town and Country’s new reader board just got framed this morning, courtesy of local metal worker Rory Thurrott. Thurrott, pictured on the left, created the new steel frame in his Bainbridge Island shop, Rory’s Custom Fabrication, on Eagle Harbor Drive. He put wheels on the frame so he could literally…

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Harrison and Regence Make Nice: New Contract Started Sunday

On Friday the 13th, Harrison Medical, which is part of the CHI Franciscan Health network, and insurer Regence BlueShield finally worked out an agreement after months of failing to do so. This agreement will provide Regence members in-network access to all local health care services at Harrison Medical Center and Harrison HealthPartners including the Bainbridge Harrison clinic. The…

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Former Four Swallows Chef to Head up Wing Point Country Club Kitchen

Geraldine Ferraro, former co-owner and chef at Four Swallow Restaurant, has found a new kitchen. Ferraro will be taking over on March 1 as Executive Chef at the Wing Point Golf & Country Club, Bainbridge Island’s only private 18-hole golf and country club. Ferraro and Mike Sharp shuttered Four Swallows abruptly last October after they failed…

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Town & Country Adds Another Store to Its Basket

[Updated 2/2/2015 at 9:24 p.m.] The market chain that was born on Bainbridge Island in 1957 with the construction of the Town & Country Thriftway by brothers John and Mo Nakata and pal Ed Loverich has just grown one bigger. Town & Country Markets, which also owns owns Central Markets in Poulsbo, Shoreline, and Mill Creek and the Ballard…

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Virginia Mason Bainbridge Adds Daily Urgent Care Service

As of this week Virginia Mason Bainbridge Island Medical Center on Winslow Way has expanded its urgent care treatment services for minor injuries and illnesses to seven days a week, with no appointments required. The Clinic is now providing urgent treatment of nonlife threatening conditions from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to…

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New Mixed-Use Lynwood Center Development Proposed

The City of Bainbridge Island (COBI) is currently reviewing an application to develop a 5-acre mixed-use parcel in Lynwood that would include two inns, a restaurant, a park and market gathering place, commercial buildings, townhouses, and single-family homes. The proposed project at Baker Hill Road and Point White Drive was submitted by Blue Moon & Roost…

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Pot Shots: Two Prospective Cannabis Businesses for Bainbridge

The prospect of marijuana business on Bainbridge has caused quite a buzz here since Washington voters legalized recreational pot in late 2012. The city’s decision to limit marijuana production, processing, and retail to business/industrial zones and Washington State Liquor Control Board (WSLCB) law requiring a minimum 1,000-foot buffer from schools and public parks basically left one…

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Kitsap Tours

Kitsap Tours Drives off into Sunset

After five years of operation, Kitsap Tours is closing its bus doors. Owners Jean and Jim Boyle say they “have decided to trade our bus for a camper van and spend some of our time exploring the back roads of this beautiful country and Canada while maintaining our home base here in Suquamish.” During those…

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After 3 Years Still Nothing Brewing in Winslow’s Empty Storyville Site

Entering into a new year, a rather gaping question persists about Winslow: What’s the Storyville with the empty business space in the center of our downtown? Formerly Winslow Hardware and Port Madison Home, the prime 6,000-square-foot Bainbridge Island real estate was purchased in late 2011 for $1.6 million by Storyville owners Islander Jon Phelps, Kris Rosentrater, and Jamie…

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Posted in Business, Community, Don't Miss This 5, Economy24 Comments

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T&C Reader Board Coming Down at End of Year

The 57-year-old iconic Town & Country reader board is coming down December 30. The current 23-foot wooden structure holding the sign has become fragile and unsafe, according to a T&C spokesperson. But a new sign will take its place by the spring. Market Director Rick Pedersen said, “The new reader board will look like the old one…

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Liquor Control Board to Take Action Against 2 Businesses for Selling Booze to a Minor

On December 5, the BIPD was asked to assist the Liquor Control Board in performing compliance checks of Island establishments with liquor licenses for retail sales. Bainbridge Island Police Detective Scott Weiss worked with LCB officers and an 18-year-old investigative aid (IA). Seven Island businesses were checked. On the previous check none of the businesses…

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J’Aime les Crêpes Named “Deuxieme”-Best Crêperie in Western WA

The little crêperie that could just did—almost. J’Aime les Crêpes, which last May expanded into a Bainbridge Island location on Madrone Lane from its original spot near the Kingston ferry, was honored on November 14 as Evening Magazine‘s second or deuxieme best of Western Washington crêpe place. The winner was Savor Crêperie in Tacoma. With 53 crêperies in the running,…

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Thuy's Pho

What Bainbridge Has Been Hoping Pho: New Vietnamese Restaurant

At Thuy’s Pho House, which just opened a week ago in the spot recently vacated by Tokyo Tapas on Madison across the parking lot from Island Fitness, business is booming. It’s so busy, in fact, that Proprietor Thuy Nguyen who also owns Rooster’s Cafe, can hardly keep up with demand. And even on a Sunday…

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plate and pint

Café Nola to Open New Venture in Former Island Grill Spot

So long Island Grill. Hello Café Nola, part 2. You may have heard the rumors. Yes, The Island Grill is closed, as of this week. And, yes, the owners of Café Nola, Whitney and Kevin Warren, are moving into the space, with big changes planned. The new eatery, The Plate & Pint, is a departure for…

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Visconsi Site Plan

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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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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