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Owen’s Playground Gets $50K Matching Gift Pledge—Make It Work

Owen’s Playground, the inclusive playground in Phase I of construction on Weaver Road, has a total fundraising goal of $350,000. Fundraisers are now poised to take a big leap toward that goal with a new pledge from an anonymous donor of a matching $50,000 gift. Whatever they raise through the One Call for All Red Envelope campaign…

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Bainbridge Org. Makes Sure Malala’s Story Gets Heard in Myanmar

In 2014, Malala Yousafzai became the youngest person, at age 17, ever to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, which she shared with Indian child labor opponent Kailash Satyarthi. The award recognized Yousafzai’s lifelong struggle for women’s and children’s rights. Targeted because of her advocacy for the education of girls including through a BBC blog, in…

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Make a Poster to Fight Youth Suicide

The League of Women Voters Kitsap is inviting young people between the ages of 10 and 20 to help raise awareness about youth suicide via a poster contest. The winning poster will be duplicated and posted throughout the county. In 2014, the League initiated the formation of a county coalition to tackle the growing public health crisis. The…

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These BHS Students Want Your Help Replacing the Hidden Cove Dock

The Hidden Cove Dock is the only public swimming float on Bainbridge. It provides water-level access for swimmers. It provides access even when the tides are low, unlike the Point White Pier. It provides public shoreline access, something that is somewhat rare on Bainbridge. It is also the favorite place of Island teens for summer…

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GLAM GALS, Beautiful on the Inside, Make Island Prettier on the Outside

GLAM GALS are a group of tweens and early teens intent on taking action to make things better around here. Their name, which has nothing to do with clothes or makeup, stands for Girls Living a More Giving and Adventurous Life Style. And these girls are indeed giving and adventurous, bravely picking up the frequently repulsive…

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Link Crew Coming for BHS Freshmen (Has Nothing to Do with Rowing)

This Tuesday and Wednesday, August 18 and 19, Link Crew is coming to Bainbridge High School. No oar locks will be involved. Instead, 70 peer mentors will be trained to help incoming freshmen navigate the sometimes rougher waters of high school. Link Crew is a program of the Boomerang Project, a Santa Cruz-based company with the goal of…

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Listen to Your Art

West Sound Academy Students to Host Music Festival Benefiting Trevor Project

In May, kids from West Sound Academy, the across-the-bridge 6-12 school attended by many Islanders, were awarded a North Kitsap-Poulsbo Rotary Club community service grant of $500 to support their project: a music festival. The festival, scheduled for later this month, will benefit The Trevor Project, a California-based nonprofit that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ…

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Project Backpack

Project Backpack 2015 Needs Your Packing Help

For 14 years Helpline House has managed Project Backpack, an effort to make sure kids in need on the Island get school supplies. Since 2000, nearly 1,400 students in need have started the school year with community assistance. Last year’s Project Backpack alone helped 155 students. Now Helpline is about to start year 15, and the staff is…

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Owen’s Playground Rocks: Photo Gallery

Owen’s Playground, the inclusive, barrier-free playground being built on Weaver, rocked out this week when artist Andre Pomeroy brought giant boulders from his quarry in Marblemount to help define the park space. On Monday, July 20, the first of three loads of the rocks arrived at the park. The rest were set to come throughout the…

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KiDiMu & Coates: New Interactive Solar Installation in the Works

There’s a new exhibit in the works at KiDiMu, and it is going to be the result of a collaboration between Coates Design Architects and community kids, supported by a kickoff grant from the D.V. and Ida J. McEachern Charitable Trust. The installation will be an interactive solar-powered water table for the outdoor play space. The…

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The Meeks by Sarah Lane

Bainbridge Dad and Daughter to Be Honored by Coast Guard Tomorrow

The evening of August 31, 2014, Island father-daughter team Sean and Grace Meek were calmly fishing near Blakely Rock off Eagle Harbor. But within the next hour the two would have helped rescue eight people and a dog who were in peril. Tomorrow, July 24, the Coast Guard is honoring the duo with the Coast Guard…

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Family Art Day

Art to Kidnap Island Families This Saturday

Art is descending upon our little Island this Saturday, July 18, and taking over your entire family. The Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA) and Kids Discovery Museum (KiDiMu) are teaming up to present the 2nd Annual Family Art Day. What does that mean? It means that the museums and the plaza in between them…

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Kitsap Community Foundation Spreads the Love: The Winning Orgs. and Students

The Kitsap Community Foundation’s annual competitive grant process cycle came to an end in May, and KCF gave out $88,000 to 26 Kitsap County nonprofits. KCF also awarded scholarships from six different funds. Executive Director Kol Medina said the Foundation received 59 grant applications. “Over $254,000 was requested and we were able to fund about $88,000 worth of grants,” he…

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Fun Run by Anna Stearns

More Than 900 Runners Sweat It out for Fun Run: See Who Won

The 36th Annual Bainbridge Youth Services Fun Run attracted more than 900 sweaty runners on what was, at 92 degrees, the hottest Seattle-area July 4th in recorded history. The event featured a 1-mile run/walk, a 5K run/walk, and a Kids Dash on the Winslow Green. The 1-mile event broke a record for the most participants ever: 211 compared with…

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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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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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