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Letter to the Editor: Help Island Fitness Zombie-Walk for MS

I am a trainer and massage therapist at Island Fitness. We have a number of wonderful clients who have MS. It is amazing when I talk with people how many families are affected by this disease, how many have lost people they love to MS, and how many have close friends or family who live…

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Letter to the Editor: A Letter to the Park Board About Off-Leash Dogs on Island Trails

Dear Members of the BIMPD Board: As dog owners, people who walk with their dog, trail stewards, and 15+ year residents of Bainbridge Island, my husband and I again respectfully request an opportunity to use our island trail systems for off-leash dog walking on a rotating schedule. As Julie Hall pointed out in her 3/14/14…

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Posted in Animals, Community, Dont Miss This 4, Letter to the Editor, Outside, Parks+Trails11 Comments

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Letter to the Editor: Practicing Compassion Through HomeShare

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” —Dalai Lama Yesterday I actually Googled “how to get people to help people.” Can you believe it? And guess what? I got some great results! One was the quote you see above, from the Dalai Lama. How can…

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Letter to the Editor: Bainbridge Chorale and BSO to Collaborate in Concert

As a musician, I am most excited by collaboration. Joining forces with other artists or organizations opens up opportunity and allows one to live in the realm of dreams and what is possible. I’m very pleased that Bainbridge Chorale and the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra are uniting on April 12 and 13, 2014, for collaborative performances…

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Letter to the Editor: Help Create a World Free of MS

The eighth annual National MS Society Bainbridge Island Walk MS is Saturday, April 12, at Bainbridge High School. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m., the program at 9:30 a.m., and the walk at 10:00. This is a relaxing kid-friendly three-mile walk through downtown Winslow. Enjoy free Pegasus coffee, BonBon chocolates, vegetarian chili with Pan d’Amore bread,…

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Letter to the Editor: Council’s Green Power Decision Mars Bainbridge Environmental Rep

I moved to Bainbridge Island to be part of a community with a reputation for environmental stewardship. And one of the reasons I served on the City Council was to make sure that that our city continued to be worthy of that distinction. We’ve had some notable wins, but the Council’s decision on green power…

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Posted in Community, Government, Green Living, Letter to the Editor, News, Popular 35 Comments

End of Life Symposium 2014

Letter to the Editor: Senior Issues Conference an Inspiring Success, with More to Come

Saturday, February 22nd, saw the second of a series of Senior Issues Conferences co-hosted by the Waterfront Park Community Center and the Bainbridge Island Senior Community Center. The first annual End-of-Life Symposium drew over 80 participants who spent the day in a myriad of activities involved in end-of-life planning. Presenters for the conference included Betty…

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Letter to the Editor: Marijuana Factories Coming to a Neighborhood Near You?

Dear Editor and Fellow Islanders, I am writing to inform my Island neighbors of a very important issue that is being played out at City Hall this month, one which will affect all of us who live here, but which is not receiving the attention it deserves, considering what is at stake for Islanders. The…

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Posted in Business, Community, Farming, Government, Letter to the Editor, Popular 43 Comments

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Letter to the Editor: A Message from Our Citizen of the Year

Thank you to the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce for hosting the Business and Citizen of the Year Awards to recognize the generous contributions of time, effort, or financial support of Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce and/or of our community. It was truly an honor to have been one of the nominees for the Citizen…

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Posted in Community, Don't Miss This 3, Letter to the Editor1 Comment

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Letter to the Editor: Mrs. Simona Hoonan Partridge Informs You of Your Inheritance

Dearest one, It is with expeditious joy to inform you of the considerable sum to which you alone are privileged to entitlement. A relation unknown to you until his recent decease expressly assigned the amount of $62,000,000 U.s. dollars American for your inheritance. As his closest next of kin you are his sole heir, with…

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Letter to the Editor: One Family’s Gratitude for the Bainbridge Land Trust

As a young family that spends much of our spare time wandering the forest trails and exploring the beaches of the Island, many of our adventures would never have been possible without the hard work of the Bainbridge Island Land Trust, its donors, and land partners. For that, our family is forever grateful. It is…

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Letter to Editor: Thanks from the Scouts for a Record-Breaking Tree Recycling Year

Thank you Bainbridge! The recent Scout Troop 1564 Christmas Tree Recycling event was a great success. Despite the stormy weather, 34 Scouts and their parents picked up and recycled over 1,000 Christmas trees from across the Island. This is a record! The resulting mulch has been donated to BI Parks and Rec. We know the…

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Letter to the Editor: Support the Planning Commission’s Rejection of the Visconsi Development

Islanders, On November 14th, 2013, the Bainbridge Island Planning Commission voted unanimously to recommend that the Visconsi proposal not be approved. Their findings document is attached here. If you only have time to do one thing in our campaign to defend the special character of the Island from a huge new shopping center, please send…

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Posted in Community, Don't Miss This 3, Government, Letter to the Editor, News2 Comments

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Letter to the Editor: Mayor Bonkowski Responds to Request for Public Input on Ferry Terminal Upgrade

Dana, Thank you for your letter concerning the upgrades to the Bainbridge Island Ferry Terminal. I agree that the Ferry Terminal is an integral part of our community and of extreme importance to the well being of our island. I have discussed our concern with David Moseley and he has agreed to set up a community…

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Letter to the Editor: Dear Mayor, Please Give Citizens a Say in the Ferry Terminal Upgrade

Dear Mayor Bonkowski, I am involved as a citizen advocate for pedestrian issues as the Seattle Terminal gets re-designed, and WSF has been very open to our ideas. I have just heard that there is a $4 million job going on at our Winslow Terminal and that there has been no public outreach. I feel…

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Posted in Community, Letter to the Editor, News, Popular 2, Transportation3 Comments

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Letter to the Editor: A Holiday Thank You from Bainbridge Senior Living

The holiday season is a time to spend with family and friends, but this can sometimes be difficult for seniors in our community—they may live far from family or be unable to travel due to a medical condition or the expense. This can make the holidays feel like a lonely time for some, when they…

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Letter to the Editor: Kitsap Humane Society Is an Exemplary Shelter That Needs Your Support

Before moving from California to Bainbridge Island, I visited the Kitsap Humane Society. Having been active with an animal shelter in California, I was looking for a similar organization in which to volunteer. I have been hooked ever since. KHS is the “safety net” for lost and homeless pets throughout the Kitsap Peninsula and Bainbridge…

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Letter to the Editor: Woodward Youth Pastor Issue Whitewashed by Investigation & Some Local Media

Given the attention that Inside Bainbridge has paid to the Woodward Middle School Youth Pastor issue, it’s important that Bainbridge residents understand the degree of misrepresentation of the Investigation findings in other local media outlets. Recent press coverage of the issue in the Bainbridge Review and Bainbridge Islander has been misleading in asserting that the District-funded Investigation…

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Posted in Community, Don't Miss This 3, Letter to the Editor, Schools11 Comments

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Letter to the Editor: An Elegantly Simple Traffic Solution for Hwy 305?

There was a recent Inside Bainbridge article dealing with evening rush-hour ferry traffic problems. The proposed solution by the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) was more construction that would probably never occur due to budgetary constraints. There may be a solution to this problem that is much less expensive and relatively simple to implement.  Simply stated,…

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Posted in Community, Don't Miss This 3, Letter to the Editor, News, Transportation4 Comments

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Letter to the Editor: Appealing COBI’s SEPA Determination of Nonsignificance for the Visconsi Development

On Friday, December 6, Islanders for Responsible Development paid a $530 fee to file a legal appeal to the City of Bainbridge Islandʼs SEPA determination of nonsignificance for the Visconsi development proposal. The appeal puts the City of Bainbridge Island on notice that Islanders for Responsible Development will continue to challenge their preferential handling of…

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