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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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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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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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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 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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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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Bainbridge Group Seeks to Get Carbon Tax Initiative on State Ballot

Climate Action Bainbridge, which used to be known as Coal Free Bainbridge, has joined nine other organizations through Carbon Washington to work for adoption of a Revenue Neutral Carbon Tax for Washington State. Signature gathering will start in mid-April and end in December. The goal is to get the initiative on the ballot in 2016. The proposed…

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You Might Hear Roses Singing at Bloedel During National Poetry Month

I can sit on the top of a dune as motionless as an uprise of weeds, until the foxes run by unconcerned. I can hear the almost unhearable sound of the roses singing. —Mary Oliver, from “How I Go to the Woods” Maybe poet Oliver has spent time at Bloedel where the roses sing. Poets—and poetry—certainly…

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BARN Closer to Raising Its Permanent Roof—See the Design

The Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network, or BARN, which has been operating out of rented space in Rolling Bay, is well on its way to creating a permanent home for the work and collaboration of its many, skilled members. BARN spokesperson Carolyn Goodwin said the nonprofit organization is “rapidly outgrowing our temporary facility on Rolling Bay.” The good news, she reports,…

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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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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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