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Bainbridge Is Ground Zero for HANA Organic Skincare

When Karen Ries turned her Bainbridge Island home’s kitchen into an organic skincare laboratory in 2011, she didn’t know she would eventually be going tête-à-tête with France, which is known for its skin-care traditions, and manicured-toe-to-manicured-toe with South Korea, famous for its innovative cosmetics. But now, because of her HANA Organic Skincare line, Bainbridge Island gets a large pin on…

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San Carlos

San Carlos Changes Manos

The popular Southwestern/Tex-Mex San Carlos Restaurant is about to change hands after 31 years. Long-time owners Lee and Marianna Jorgensen are retiring and selling the establishment to the restaurant’s general manager, Dean Gellert, and his wife Kristin. The Gellerts will take over ownership January 1. Dean Gellert, who has been working at the restaurant for 14 years—on the…

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Rite Aid

Walgreens to Buy Rite Aid

The Chicago Tribune reported today that Walgreens, which is headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois, has announced that it has agreed to buy Rite Aid. What effect this will have on our local Rite Aid store remains unknown, but Walgreens is about to open in the new Visconsi development on High School. Employees of the local Rite Aid store would…

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Becky Benz

Bainbridge Lending Group Celebrates 10 Years, Brings Home a Native

The Island’s only locally owned mortgage group, Bainbridge Lending Group, is celebrating ten years in business by bringing a Bainbridge native back to the Island’s shores to join its workforce. Becky Benz grew up in Port Madison, graduated from BHS, earned a degree in Business Administration from Washington State University, and then joined North Sound Bank as a mortgage professional. She later worked on…

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B.I. Barkery

B.I. Barkery in Running for Best of Western WA Pet Boutique: Vote Now

B.I. Barkery, which caters to the needs of the discerning dog and cat, is as of October 12 in the top 3 of 24 nominees in King 5’s Best of Western Washington category of Best Pet Boutique. The winner of this popularity contest will be determined through public votes. Mill Creek’s Paddywack is currently in first place followed by Marysville’s…

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The Traveler Travels Across the Street—Grand Re-Opening Saturday

The Traveler, Bainbridge’s go-to spot for luggage, maps, and other travel gear, is 20 years old. To celebrate the anniversary, the owners just moved it across the street to the location formerly occupied by Paper Products Etc. To celebrate the move, they’re having a Grand Opening Party this Saturday, October 3, from 9:30 a.m. to…

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power crew

PSE Explains Recent Outages, Takes Steps to Improve Conditions

Ray Lane, the Media Engagement Lead for Puget Sound Energy, acknowledges “it has been a frustrating late summer” for PSE customers on Bainbridge. He’s referring to the four major outages affecting the Island in recent weeks. This past Sunday, September 27, a red alder fell onto the Foss Corner-Port Madison transmission line on Miller Road. That’s one…

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Rolling Bay Post Office

Care About Rolling Bay? Time for Your 2 Cents

The City of Bainbridge Island wants your input on the future of Rolling Bay. Neighbors, City of Bainbridge Island staff, and City Councilmembers will meet to discuss planning for the future of Rolling Bay. The meeting is an open forum that will include a short presentation on the special area planning process, a panel discussion, and an opportunity…

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PHC Grow

Bainbridge’s PHC Construction Gets Hammered, Green, Again

The Built Green Hammer Award is sponsored by the Master Builders Association to recognize outstanding, environmentally sustainable residential projects. For the second year in a row, Bainbridge’s PHC Construction won a Green Hammer for being the best in the Builder, Multifamily 1-50 Units category, specifically for Bainbridge’s Grow Community. The award was presented this week at the annual Built…

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Whew! T&C Remodel Declared Done: You’re Invited to Celebrate

It took 18 months, but Town & Country Market remained open throughout its entire, completely reconfiguring remodel, amazing customers and staff alike with the sleight-of-hand and -forklift that made the transformation possible as people shopped. Although many customers still haven’t figured out where the ketchup or the parmesan are now located (click here for help),…

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bainbridge island sign

$160K Available from City for Pro-Tourism Projects in 2016

The City of Bainbridge Island has a metaphoric hole burning in its metaphoric pocket. You can help lighten $160,000 from the City’s budget if you’ve got some bright idea for “advertising, publicizing, or otherwise distributing information for the purpose of attracting visitors and encouraging tourist expansion.” Although it remains to be seen whether City sidewalks…

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candle

Power Blows on Island

Puget Sound Energy reports 223,899 customers are without power so far across the region as a large wind and rain storm presses north and east. Of those customers, more than 5,500 are on Bainbridge. The outages seemed to be spread across the Island—north, central, and south—in mostly small pockets, likely caused by fallen branches and trees….

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Coyote Woodshop

Coyote Woodshop Makes Kitsap Bank’s Western WA Sweet 16—Vote Soon

This is the second year in a row Kitsap Bank is holding an edg3 FUND small business competition to recognize “entrepreneurs dedicated to growing their community in three ways: economically, socially, and environmentally.” One of the Sweet 16 finalists is Bainbridge’s Coyote Woodshop, which provides locally harvested wood, custom mill lumbering services, and custom furniture. The top 16 companies will now…

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Ashbury Site by Bob Holliday

Clearcut on Wyatt: The Story Behind the Ashbury Development

On April 17 of this year, Denova NW LLC, a Kent-based developer, purchased 4.51 acres of wooded land on Wyatt just west of Grow for $1,950,000. Denova, the developer of Bainbridge’s Timberbrook community near Gazzam Lake, is proposing to build an 18-home community on the Wyatt property, with homes going up for sale in late fall. The subject property is…

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Avalara HQ

Avalara Announces Schedule for Departure from Bainbridge

The sales tax software giant Avalara confirmed today, August 11, via its Facebook page that the company will be completing its departure from Bainbridge between the fall and early next year. Islanders have long known that Avalara would eventually be closing down the Bainbridge Island headquarters, but today’s announcement is the first mention of a time frame. Although…

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Rooms for rent

Renting Out Your Property Short-Term? City’s Got Some Paperwork for You

Let’s say you’re spending the summer at a Del Webb community in the Midwest, taking care of an aging relative. While you’re away, you’re renting out your beachfront home at four different times to four different vacationing families, for a week each. The City is now making a concerted effort to make sure you know you’ve…

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sandwich signs by Ann Knight

Bainbridge’s Dagwood-Sized Sandwich Sign Spread

You may be too young to remember the comic strip Blondie and character Dagwood’s super-sized, multilayer sandwiches. But take it on faith that Dagwood is an apt adjective to describe the size of the Island’s spread of sandwich boards or a-frame signs. Reader Ann Knight recently wrote to us about the volume: “I believe the signs are a…

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growler

Grab a Growler to Go This Fall at T&C

Growler bar is perhaps not what you were thinking when you envisioned the T&C remodel, but that vision is part of the plan. T&C Markets Beer and Wine Spirits Specialist Don Thornton confirmed that, ideally sometime in September, the 8-tap fill-‘er up facility will be installed. One reason for the delay is law-related. Growler bars were…

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Citizens Petition City to Fire Branding Firm and Hire Local Talent

[Updated 5:04 p.m. June 22, 2015—see boldface below] Bainbridge Island resident Nicole Oliver has launched a petition requesting that the City of Bainbridge Island (COBI) terminate its current branding effort with the firm Arnett Muldrow & Associates and instead seek local input. As of this afternoon over 300 people had signed the petition, citing displeasure with the…

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bainbridge bakers front

Bainbridge Bakers Reopens Under New Ownership

Wondering what recent activity in the Winslow Green Bainbridge Bakers location is about? To the Island institution’s many fans, the fact that Bainbridge Bakers is reopening will be very welcome news indeed. Four partners purchased the business from former owner Mike Loudon in early May. One of the new owners, Sean Osborn, is relocating to…

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