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Eagle Harbor Student’s Scrap Metal Sculpture to Take Flight at Auction

Greg Millican is only 17 but he’s already got a reputation on the Island as a metal artist. He won a student art show for a metal hand he made. Then he took First Place in 3D Sculpture for his metal scorpion at a spring art competition sponsored by Bainbridge Island Arts and Crafts. He…

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Girl Scout Gold Award

Two Bainbridge Girl Scouts Get Gold at Award Gala

Islanders Carolyn Williams and Kate Matthews were honored at the June 7 Gold Award Gala at the Tacoma Art Museum for attaining the highest achievement in Girl Scouts, the Girl Scout Gold Award. Less than six percent of all Girl Scouts ever receive this award. It is given to those scouts who change their communities and the world in…

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El Velero

Big Kid/Little Kid Cooperation at El Velero Improves Everyone’s Español

The size discrepancy was in some cases shocking: kindergartners and first graders standing beside high school seniors, a few over six feet tall, hands over hearts, reciting the pledge of allegiance—to the U.S.A.—in Spanish. The seniors are AP Spanish students at the high school, and for the last three weeks 28 of them have been spending their…

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Fun Run

Get Ready to (Fun) Run for BYS

It’s official: Summer is about to begin. Your clue (other than the really obvious fantastic weather) is that it’s time to register for the Bainbridge Youth Services (BYS) 4th of July Fun Run. This will be the 36th annual Fun Run, representing many years of fun and running. The particular focus of this year’s event is promoting the…

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Who’s a Big Kid Now? KiDiMu Celebrates 10 in a Large Way

Kids Discovery Museum, better known as KiDiMu, is turning 10, and you’re invited to the Birthday Bash this Saturday, June 6. Executive Director Susie Burdick put it this way: “We are excited to invite the community to celebrate with us and recognize a momentous occasion when we all came together to create a home for early learning on…

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shining stars

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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Wildsmith and Lewis

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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Intentional aprenting

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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