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Chiara Rose Ends Her Three-Day sHell No! Protest

At about 9:30 this morning, May 25, the Bainbridge High School graduate who had attached herself to the anchor chain of the Arctic Challenger in the Port of Bellingham asked the Cost Guard to help her get back to land. Chiara Rose (a.k.a. Chiara D’Angelo) had climbed up the chain on Friday evening to protest…

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Chiara Rose

Bainbridge Grad Chained to Ship in ‘sHell No!’ Protest

by Sarah Lane and Julie Hall Chiara Rose (a.k.a. Chiara D’Angelo), the Islander who climbed and perched in protest in a tree slated for clearcut on the Visconsi development last summer at High School Road and 305, is now up a boat. BHS graduate Rose is attached to the anchor chain of the Arctic Challenger, a support vessel…

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Two Local Kids Among ‘Brightest Young Students’ in World

The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth annually conducts a Talent Search that consists of a rigorous above-grade test for second through eighth graders. Of the 33,000 students who participated this year, just under 8,500 were selected to attend Awards Ceremonies recognizing them for being among the “brightest young students” in the world. This year,…

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Boys & Girls Club by Sarah

Boys and Girls Club Is Already Growing Into Its New Space

Question: Where can you drop off your kid at the last minute on any afternoon of the school week for supervised homework and free time until 6:30 p.m. for just $10? (Not $10 an hour. $10 total.) The answer is the Bainbridge Island Boys and Girls Club. And what is possibly the best bargain anywhere…

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Owen’s Playground Phase II Launches with Money Raised by Local Kids

Owen’s Playground, the inclusive, barrier-free playground under construction at the Rotary Ballfields on Weaver, has completed Phase I fundraising and just launched Phase II. Phase I consisted of raising money for everything to the west of the sidewalk that will run through the park. Phase II will consist of surfacing the entire playground and building the east side….

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Law Day

Two St. Cecilia Students Take Top Honors in Kitsap County Law Day Essay Contest

Two of the three winners of this year’s Kitsap County Law Day essay contest are St. Cecilia students: Sam Maher finished second and Caroline Muma finished third in the 7th-9th Grade Category. Last year, for the first time ever in the contest’s history, St. Cecilia swept all three finishes in that category. Maher took second…

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Meet Your 2015 Rotary Club Scholarship Winners

On May 4, the Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island Announced the winners of its 2015 Community Service Scholarship Awards. These awards are given to Bainbridge-residing high school seniors “who have engaged in exemplary service and made a positive impact on their community during their high school career.” The winners are Taliesin Black-Brown, Maxsena Butler, Kelly Coffyn, Emma Covert, Carly D’Amato, Nicholas…

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SCA at BP by Dan Miller

Photo of the Day: Knighttime at Battle Point Park

Friday and Saturday, May 1 and 2, about a dozen Boy Scout Troops from all over the county gathered at Battle Point Park for their annual Camporee. This year’s theme was Monty Python and the Holy Grail. The troops decorated their campsites with turrets and parapets and other medieval accoutrements, and the Kitsap and Mason…

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Bainbridge Island Destination Imagination Team Going to Globals

Destination Imagination is not a new ride at the Epcot Center. Instead, it is a global program that challenges kids to use STEAM—science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics—to solve challenges, some with public service benefits. Bainbridge Island Destination Imagination team SEQAT won the Olympic Regional Tournament and then on March 28 took First Place at…

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Tween Experts Coming This Saturday to Unlock Secrets of 3 Key Topics

This Saturday, April 11, you can get the skinny from three tween topic experts who know all about the trifecta of local parent interests: (1) physical, emotional, and social tween development; (2) Internet and cell phone safety; and (3) risk taking. The topics were selected based on input from Island parents. Development: You will learn about the developmental…

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In Memory of Two Bainbridge Girls, Two Doctors Ask for Your Help to Fight Cancer

Not that long ago, Hannah Hunt and Katie Gerstenberger were two lovely, lively girls growing up on Bainbridge. Hunt loved animals, especially the family’s dogs and cats. She was a dancer and a soccer and tennis player. Gerstenberger, who lived in Poulsbo but spent much of her time on the Island taking classes and visiting her…

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Sarah Mather in Carousel

BHS Junior’s Star Rises Again and Life’s a Carousel

Sarah Mather, a junior at Bainbridge High School, is an actor, a dancer, a singer—and a rising star. Again. She was recently selected by Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre for the second year in a row to be part of the Rising Star Project, which stages a teen production of the same show being put on by…

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Kate DiCamillo

National Ambassador for Kid’s Lit. Kate DiCamillo Visiting BI This Week

It’s not everyday that Bainbridge Island hosts an ambassador. But this Thursday, February 26, Kate DiCamillo, who is the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, will be paying a visit to Bainbridge to give an evening presentation to the public. Earlier in the day, DiCamillo will meet with more than 250 fourth graders from the public schools….

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exempt by Jerry "Woody"

Are Bainbridge Island Kids Under- vaccinated?

With an escalating Pertussis outbreak on Bainbridge Island and at least five confirmed cases of measles now in Washington state, vaccinating is on our collective minds. Here are some things to consider for your kids and yourself. “Herd” immunity is conferred when a portion of a community is immunized against an infectious disease. As long as a certain percentage…

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police tape by Robert Couse-Baker

Three Teens Killed Early This Morning in Seabeck Car Crash

At 3:16 this morning, January 11, four teenagers in a Toyota Corolla 4-door were leaving a party when their vehicle rolled over in the 6600 block of Seabeck-Holly Road NW. Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrived on scene at 3:27 to find the vehicle on its top in the drainage ditch on the east side…

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Parenting Right in the Middle Series Kickoff Draws Large Crowd of Parents of Tweens

More than 140 parents of tweens (grades 5 through 8) braved the cold last Wednesday evening, December 3, to learn more about Warmhearted-Coolheaded Parenting at the Bainbridge High School Commons. The event, which was the first in a series called Parenting Right in the Middle of several evenings planned to support parents of kids in…

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BYS Compassionate Action Awards

Bainbridge Island Youth Shine Sunday in Spotlight of Compassionate Action Awards

It should be no surprise that on an Island with such high volunteerism, our young people so eagerly take up the call of compassionate action. The service of 100 such local teens and tweens was honored Sunday night, November 23, at the 13th Annual Bainbridge Youth Services’ Compassionate Action Awards Ceremony at Rolling Bay Presbyterian….

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Kate Matthews with Sandy and Roger Short by Katie Davis

Islander Kate Matthews Earns Highest Girl Scout Honor

Bainbridge High School senior Kate Matthews is a member of a small, elite group: the 5 percent or so of Girl Scouts who achieve scouting’s highest honor, the Gold Award. The award itself is not much to look at—as Matthews said, “It’s actually really small, a really small, gold pin.” But what it represents—dozens of…

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middle school by steven depolo

Parenting Right in the Middle: New Program to Help Bainbridge Parents of Tweens

The Bainbridge Island School District, Hyla Middle School, and Raising Resilience have partnered to help parents with that often troublesome and yet overlooked middle age: the Tween years (grades 5 through 8). Tweens are dealing with it all—identity formation, sexuality development, risk-taking behaviors, intergenerational communication challenges, and increased technology use—and yet often lack the skills…

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Two New Community Resources: One for Tweens/Teens, One About Mental Illness

Bainbridge Islanders can avail themselves of two new resources. One is the Resource Guide for Bainbridge Island Teens and Tweens. The other is How to Get Help in Kitsap County. The Resource Guide is the outcome of a partnership among the Bainbridge Island Rotary Club, the Bainbridge branch of Kitsap Regional Library, and the Bainbridge…

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