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IVC

Island Volunteer Caregivers Responds to Huge Rise in Demand for Services

Island Volunteer Caregivers (IVC) supports the elderly and disabled with a wide range of services including transportation to medical and other appointments, shopping, companionship, respite care, light chores, yard work, telephone reassurance, and quality-of-life activities. Last year, IVC connected more than 200 people in need, including 96 new care receivers, with 156 volunteers, of whom 72 were new…

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Lindsay Masters

Lindsay Masters Named New ED of Bainbridge Arts & Crafts

Lindsay Masters gets around. She used to work for Microsoft as a writer, editor, and manager. Then she worked at the local print paper covering arts and culture news and at Arts Humanities Bainbridge, formerly known as the Bainbridge Island Arts & Humanities Council, as Communications Manager. In 2013, she became Publicist for Bainbridge Arts…

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sHell No! by Elisabeth Robson

Photos of the Day: Islanders Join Throngs at sHell No! Protest in Seattle

A small but dedicated group of Islanders joined many other people Saturday in kayaktivism, protest-paddling near the Shell oil driller the Polar Pioneer in the southern end of Elliot Bay. The Polar Pioneer is in port for a month before heading up to Alaska to commence drilling. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray says the rig lacks the…

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MSWalk

Letter to the Editor: Bainbridge MS Walkers Raised the Roof

On behalf of the over 100 Islanders with MS and their families and friends, we’d like to thank the several hundred people who walked, volunteered, and made donations to the 2015 National MS Society Walk MS. With this year’s $80,500, the Bainbridge Island walk has raised $760,000 since 2007 for MS research and services. This…

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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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Bainbridge Land Trust Wins WA Recreation and Park Association Citation of Merit

The Washington Recreation and Park Association has recognized the Bainbridge Island Land Trust with a Citation of Merit Award. The recognition was awarded at the WRPA Annual Awards Banquet held April 30th at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center. The Citation of Merit Award recognizes individuals and organizations for their significant contributions to the field of parks…

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sea star on piling

Beach Naturalists to Lead Search for Sea Stars Under the Bainbridge Ferry Terminal

Bainbridge Beach Naturalists are heading out for a new adventure on Monday, May 18, and you’re invited. The free event will be at the Bainbridge ferry terminal beach from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Learn about the impressive variety of sea creatures that live on and around the pilings at the ferry dock. Naturalists will guide the…

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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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PIH Team in Haiti

Islanders to Stride in Solidarity Saturday to Raise Money for Partners in Health

Last year, the Bainbridge Island Strides in Solidarity walk raised $3,000 for Partners in Health, the organization created to empower people around the world to enhance the health of their communities. Unlike other global heath organizations, PIH adheres to a philosophy of partnership, working side-by-side with local health professionals and patients. Every day, PIH-partnered community health…

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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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Ometepe

First GiveBIG Golden Ticket Goes to Islander and Ometepe, Other Island Orgs. Get Big

Islander Jim Gleckler made a donation yesterday, May 5, during the GiveBIG fundraising effort in the Seattle area, to BOSIA, Bainbridge Ometepe Sister Islands Association. A little while later, he got an e-mail from Michele Frix, the Director of Programs at Seattle International Foundation—GiveBIG, telling him that his donation had been selected at random for the…

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Madonna

Give It 2 Me: Kitsap Great Give Is Today

The 24-hour fundraiser is in full swing. Now is the time to share the wealth with your favorite organizations. Read more here. Kitsap Great Give-registered nonprofits in the greater Kitsap area are working today to raise at least $750,000. The Kitsap Community Foundation’s KGG website are accepting donations for the event for 24 hours from midnight to midnight. Donors can…

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Make Things Better

Get Ready for Great Balls of Giving in Kitsap Tomorrow, May 5

Kitsap Great Give, that one day a year when our County’s nonprofits make a significant portion of the money they will use to survive, happens tomorrow, May 5. Nationally, due to the efforts of Give Local America, May 5 is known as a day of giving to local orgs. What happens tomorrow is that all of the Kitsap…

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slice of the pie

Community Service Orgs Ask City Not to Outsource Management of Their Financial Support

From 1993 until the beginning of 2011, Health, Housing and Human Services, or HHHS, managed the distribution of Bainbridge City funds to local community service organizations. But in 2011, due to hard economic times and reduced tax revenue, the City cut contract funding to HHHS so that the bulk of available funding could go directly to the organizations…

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kids tennis class

Park District Summer Registration Opens This Week

By now you should have received in the mail your Summer 2015 Program from the Bainbridge Island Park & Recreation District. If not, you can pick one up at the Aquatics Center or Strawberry Hill Office, or view/download it from the Park District website. Registration for child, teen, and adult summer camps and classes opens Thursday,…

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ferncliff houses

Ferncliff Village Townhomes Get $150K Financial Commitment from City

Ferncliff Village, the affordable housing community developed by Housing Resources Bainbridge, is still in its Phase I, despite the fact that all 30 single-family homes in the Village have been sold and are occupied. Phase II will consist of the development of 16 townhomes to the north of the current neighborhood. At the April 14 City…

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Volunteers

National Volunteer Week Starts Now: Wear Your Button, Do Your Part, Celebrate

You can’t spit on Bainbridge without hitting a volunteer. Last year, volunteers donated 1,397 hours of their time to the City of Bainbridge Island alone. We have about 17,700 volunteers on the Island, or about three-quarters of the Island population, something the City was able to determine through a community survey in 2013. This week, National…

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2015 Walk MS

2015 Walk MS: Photos and Videos

Today’s (April 11) Walk MS fundraisers were lucky to get cold and sun on a day when a winter storm had been predicted. Or maybe luck had nothing to do with it, and the Walk MS event, which raises money for the National MS Society, brings its own weather. The walk, which started and ended at the high school,…

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Thank You Rotary

Rotary Gives $123K to 24 Local Organizations

In the 68 years since its founding in 1947, the Bainbridge Rotary has only once given out more money through community grants than it will this year. The large take from last summer’s Rotary Auction, more than $467K, means the Rotary can award $123,245. The Rotary has just announced 24 recipients for the 2015 Community Grant cycle. In addition, the…

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