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Japanese American Exclusion Memorial

Work-Party & Kilmer Speech Commemor- ation for 73rd Anniversary of Exclusion

Seventy-three years ago, Japanese American residents of Bainbridge Island were forced to leave their homes and board a ferry that would take them on the first leg of a long journey to concentration camps around the country for the duration of World War II. To commemorate the significance and the long-term effects of that event,…

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Mairead Shutt Bainbridge Schools Foundation

Bainbridge Schools Foundation Names New Director

Bainbridge Schools Foundation (BSF) has named Mairead Shutt as its new Executive Director. Shutt replaces retiring Executive Director Vicky Marsing, who has held the position for the past eight years. Shutt comes to BSF from Islandwood, where she served in various leadership positions, most recently as major gift and planned giving officer. In her four…

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Boys and Girls Club

Bainbridge Boys & Girls Club to Relocate and Double Its Size

The Boys & Girls Club of Bainbridge Island is preparing to move to a larger location this spring. The new modern, kid-friendly space in the Coppertop Loop business park will give easy access from Sakai Intermediate and Woodward Middle Schools and accommodate more than twice the number of kids the organization currently serves in its existing…

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This Year’s Chamber of Commerce Award Winners Are All About Sustainability

At last Saturday’s (March 7) Chamber of Commerce Installation Gala held at The Island School, the Chamber handed out seven annual awards to local people, businesses, and organizations. The uniting thread among them is their emphasis on sustainability. The Citizen of the Year, who was just named Outstanding Citizen of the Year by the Kitsap Community…

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Don’t Miss out on Big Winslow Merchant Deals for MS Walkers

This year’s 9th Annual Bainbridge Island Walk MS comes with a little kick of the heels. Any walkers who make a donation and make it across the finish line on April 11 get five Farmers Market bucks and the option to enjoy special deals that Saturday at a long list of Winslow businesses. The way it works…

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Kitsap Community Foundation

Islander Diane Landry Is County’s and City’s Outstanding Citizen of the Year

Every year the Kitsap Community Foundation honors citizens for their philanthropic contributions to our county. This year, Islander Diane Landry has been named Outstanding Citizen of the Year. Landry was also just named Citizen of the Year by the Bainbridge Island Chamber of Commerce. The KCF award is given to an individual with a proven history of…

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Bakery Building

Fort Ward Community Hall Project Gets $10,000 Boost

The Fort Ward Youth Advisory Committee, which is spearheading the effort to restore the old Fort Ward Bakery and convert it into a community center, got some good news this week. Bainbridge Island project management firm OTWB Inc. announced it will donate in-kind services valued at $10,000 to the Fort Ward Community Hall project. Teens Eric…

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Bainbridge Land Trust Invites You to Become a Land Steward

The Bainbridge Island Land Trust (BILT) is reaching out to citizens interested in supporting them in the field. The nonprofit organization is offering a Lead Steward half-day training session on Saturday, March 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Lead stewards build a relationship with a conservation landowner, visit a property to conduct annual monitoring (generally…

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Walk and Shop to Make a Difference in a World with MS

by Mike Lisagor Pulling off a walk on Bainbridge Island in 2006 to raise money and awareness for multiple sclerosis (MS) was a giant leap of faith. But we quickly discovered that we live in an extremely compassionate and generous community—generous to the tune of almost $700,000 in the last eight years for MS research…

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Our PAWS Makes Finalist in Giveaway Contest: Vote for Them!

When Pete Lovejoy added his cat’s name, Daisy, in the Name That Cat Freekatlitter Contest, he never expected that his would be selected among three finalists from 11,676 name nominations. The good news for local felines is that Lovejoy named PAWS of Bainbridge Island and North Kitsap as the recipient of the prize if “Daisy” wins….

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Mail by Jasleen Kaur

Letter to the Editor: Keep It on the Rock Helpline Fundraiser a Big Success

Keep It On The Rock would like to thank all the individuals and businesses that participated in Keep It On The Rock’s New Years Drive for Helpline House. We delivered several SUV loads of products that had been donated to assist Helpline House restock their empty shelves. A special shout out to Safeway, Bainbridge Self…

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Bainbridge Community Foundation Throwing Around Cash Again

The Bainbridge Community Foundation loves giving money to local organizations. The 2015 Community Grants Cycle is now in full swing, and if you think you need some of that dough, you have only until March 10 to explain why to BCF. During the 2014 Community Grants Cycle (CGC), BCF granted a total of $165,109 to 43 local…

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Affordable housing

HRB Extends Rental Assistance to Employees of Nonprofits

Providing affordable housing does not consist solely of building more houses and apartments. The Housing Resources Board, which has just changed its name to the less Rooseveltian Housing Resources Bainbridge, also offers rental assistance to teachers who live and work on the Island. Because of the success of that Rental Assistance Program and the challenge of…

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Islandmoms Bids Farewell

On Wednesday, February 11, Islandmoms, an online user community for Bainbridge Island, announced its plans to close. An early and influential online resource, Islandmoms was founded in 2003 on Yahoo Groups. Over its 11-year run, Islandmoms had over 16,000 users, including “dads” and a range of others, and served over 61,000 messages. The forum moved to the Big…

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Low-Income Seniors Report Ongoing Abuse at Winslow HUD Facility

[Updated at 11:50 a.m. February 13, 2015—see note below.] Residents of the federally subsidized Winslow Arms Apartments at 220 Parfitt Way have come forward with allegations of ongoing harassment and abuse in their housing complex. Six residents of Winslow Arms approached Inside Bainbridge with complaints about the apartment manager, who will be referred to as…

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Trees for recycling by Sarah Lane

Photos of the Day: More Than 1,000 Christmas Trees

Dave McVay is the Committee Chair of Boy Scout Troop 1564’s annual tree recycling program. This afternoon, January 11, he was at Battle Point Park making a drop off of a trailer full of trees collected yesterday. McVay said they had over 900 pickup reservations this year but many people had more than one tree…

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Elves on the Rocks: What the Controversy Is About

Elves on the Rock arose as a small group of people living on Bainbridge Island and/or connected with our community who gathered together to help raise funds to assist local residents in need during the holidays. They solicited donation items from Bainbridge businesses and held an online auction to raise the funds, which they transferred…

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Letter to the Editor: Elves on the Rock Holds Health & Hygiene Drive for Helpline House

Just barely two weeks before Christmas, a small group of Bainbridge Island community members joined together and formed “Elves on the Rock.” The goal of the group was to raise a few hundred dollars to meet the immediate needs of a couple of families at a local level. The Elves were looking to bring out…

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Submit Your Kitsap Community Foundation Grant App. in One Week

The Kitsap Community Foundation Grant Application Cycle starts January 5 and ends January 26. That means, if you’ve got an idea for a grant, you need to get cracking. There are three types of grants available: Community grants, which are available for any 501(c)(3) organization doing work in Kitsap County.  These grants of up to…

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Housing Resources Board Launches Campaign for Suzuki Property

The City Council has yet to determine whether to sell the Suzuki property, located on the northeast corner of Sportsman Club and New Brooklyn, and to whom. It has so far collected four proposals for use of the site. One of those is from Housing Resources Board, which has launched a promotional campaign to support…

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