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Proposed Rolling Bay Development Aims to ‘Do It Right’

For Lisa Martin, the owner of Rolling Bay Land Company, the development proposed for the north side of the Rolling Bay “town square” is her first commercial development venture. But she is trying to “do everything right.” For one thing, she said she wants to hear what people want to see in the space. She’s already…

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Gerry Farraro Resigns as Head Chef at Wing Point Country Club

This morning, May 13, the Wing Point Golf & Country Club management notified members that recently hired Executive Chef Gerry Farraro has resigned her position. Jeff D’Amico, who will take over as Wing Point General Manager on June 1, said Farraro resigned on Monday, May 11. He declined to comment on record about the reason…

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Avalara’s Scott McFarlane Is Chief Geek of Pacific Northwest

At the 2015 Pacific Northwest GeekWire Awards at Seattle’s EMP on May 7, Avalara’s CEO Scott McFarlane was crowned CEO of the Year. Nearly 1,000 people attended the annual IT industry awards where other honors such as Innovation of the Year, Geekiest Office Space, and Best Deal of the Year were also handed out in 13 categories. The winners…

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Org. Petitions USACE to Suspend Industrial Aquaculture in Puget Sound

The Coalition to Protect Puget Sound Habitat filed a legal petition May 1 with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for suspension of the use of the Clean Water Act Nationwide permit (NWP Number 48) that allows for industrial aquaculture activities in Puget Sound. CPPSH is asserting that the Corps has authorized too many industrial shellfish operations in the Sound. The…

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Nepal Earthquake

Spice Route Restaurant Helping out with Nepal Relief Effort

Throughout the month of May, Spice Route Restaurant, located in the Pavilion, is donating half of all proceeds from Mondays to help Nepal Relief. The donations are part of an effort by Friends of Nepal, an informal group of citizens including Spice Route owner Ramesh Kuwar and Mickey Molnaire, Elizabeth Dequine, Usha McCollum, Mary Alice Oneill,…

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A Sneak Peek at The Pool at Pleasant Beach

[Updated 11:07 a.m. May 6, 2015.] The water is in, the weather is warming, and The Pool at Pleasant Beach is on track to open with a splash at the end of May for its inaugural season. Workers are still furnishing the Snack Shack and constructing the bar, but the basics will be ready for…

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Photos of the Day: Gettin’ Better All the Time

[Updated 12:09 p.m. April 30, 2015] Town & Country is getting ever closer to finalizing its remodel, an undertaking that began in January of 2014 and was targeted for completion this spring. Last week they opened their new entrance and parking lot, and this week the store’s new old-school sign board is getting some finishing touches….

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Kick up (off!) Your Heels at Girls Night Out

Girls Night Out (GNO) is around the corner, so mark your calendars, chicas. On May 7, it’s shop ’til you stop for a margarita fiesta at San Carlos Restaurant. The day of special discounts and events begins at noon in Winslow. Your GNO swag bag is your ticket. Pick up goody-filled swag bags for $10 at Eloisa’s,…

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Bainbridge Bakers Shuts Down GoFundMe Account; Owner Under Investigation

[Updated 2:45 p.m. April 23, 2015] Yesterday evening, April 22, Bainbridge Bakers owner Mike Loudon posted an update on the company’s GoFundMe fundraising page. Loudon announced that he had closed the account and would be returning the money that had been donated. The account was launched by an employee of the company, Ben Goldsmith, on…

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T&C Gets Parking Again

For months, you have been drag racing other Islanders to nab the last remaining parking spot at T&C or faking a mail emergency and leaving your car in an invented spot for a 30-minute grocery run. Maybe you have inadvertently backed into a temporary concrete wall or nearly run over a shopping cart in your haste. Perhaps you trudged…

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Bainbridge Bakers Asks Community for $100K; Should You Pay?

by Julie Hall [Updated 3:15 p.m., 7:48 a.m. April 15, 2015] Bainbridge Island mainstay Bainbridge Bakers in Winslow Green has made a public plea for help—specifically $100,000 through a gofundme campaign. One of Bainbridge Bakers front staff managers, Ben Goldsmith said he started the gofundme page with approval from the company’s current owner, Mike Loudon….

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A Sneak Peek at the Plate & Pint

Crews are working to put the finishing touches on the Plate & Pint, the upcoming family-friendly sports restaurant and bar located in the former Island Grill in the Safeway complex. When I stopped by today, April 8, the new windows were still taped and dry wall dust was hanging in the air, but things looked…

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Walgreens and Key Bank Going into Visconsi Site

The City of Bainbridge Island (COBI) has provided building permits for construction of a full-service Walgreens at the Visconsi-owned site on the corner of Highway 305 and High School Road. According to the permit application, the Walgreens will be a single-story store with a drive-thru pharmacy. The building will be 14,475 square feet on a 1.57…

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Poll Results: Your Answers to What Should Go into Winslow’s Former Storyville Site

After over three years, Storyville Coffee owners put the undeveloped storefront on Winslow Way back on the market, on March 23. They had purchased the space in late 2011 and kept it vacant. The site was previously a home furnishings store and before that a hardware store for many years. Here are your responses to…

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Bainbridge Bakers Temporarily Shuts Its Island Gateway Outlet for “Restructuring”

A note now posted on the door of the Island Gateway Bainbridge Bakers outlet announces that the location has not reached the owner’s expectations and that it will be closed until early May for “restructuring.” (Although it is April Fool’s Day, this story is for real.) The restructuring will result in “more of a full-service restaurant,…

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Manor House

Big Restaurant Changeroo at Pleasant Beach Village’s Manor and Beach Houses

Pleasant Beach Village’s Manor House in Lynwood Center with the fantastic view has gone through a series of incarnations throughout its long life. After the land was homesteaded in 1898 by Mr. and Mrs. Emil Olson, the couple’s son and daughter-in-law had the Tudor-style manor home built there. About two decades ago it was home to…

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Bainbridge Group Seeks to Get Carbon Tax Initiative on State Ballot

Climate Action Bainbridge, which used to be known as Coal Free Bainbridge, has joined nine other organizations through Carbon Washington to work for adoption of a Revenue Neutral Carbon Tax for Washington State. Signature gathering will start in mid-April and end in December. The goal is to get the initiative on the ballot in 2016. The proposed…

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Photo of the Day: Wuh? Remodel Gone Awry?

Don’t worry. Everything is going along as planned with the T&C remodel. Demolishing the old front of the store was all part of the plan. This week, March 30-April 3, crews will continue framing the new entrance on the west side of the store to replace what they took down and working on the north…

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Poll: What Should Go in the Storyville Spot on Winslow Way?

After keeping a prime property on Winslow Way vacant for over three years, Storyville Coffee officially put the retail site back on the market yesterday, March 23. Judging by reader reaction (see our Facebook page) to our Storyville story announcing that the space is up for sale, Bainbridge Islanders welcome the move and are hopeful that it will…

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Storyville Selling Its Spot in Heart of Downtown

After years of sitting empty, the 6600-square-foot retail spot in the center of Winslow Way could now get a new owner or tenants. This afternoon, Doug Nelson of American Property hung a for sale sign on the spot that belongs to Storyville Coffee at 240 Winslow Way East. The space is listed at $1,885,000. Storyville had…

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