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Maureen McNulty

Islander and Teacher Maureen McNulty Honored with Patsy Collins Award

The Patsy Collins Award is given each year through The Seattle Foundation to educators “who create learning experiences that make a difference for kids, their communities, and the earth.” Three recipients are selected annually, each receiving $10,000. This year one of those recipients is Islander and dynamo Maureen McNulty. McNulty, who is a teacher at Klahowya Secondary…

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Photo of the Day: BHS Junior Helps KHS

Bainbridge High School Junior Micaela Hogger did the unthinkable: She made $1,407.77 at a two-day garage sale. But this future business leader did more than just weave gold out of thread. She also donated every cent of her earnings to the Kitsap Humane Society for its animal rescue program. The photo shows Hogger presenting the…

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Seabold United Methodist

Annual Seabold Holiday Bazaar Hits 100

The Seabold Church has been hosting its community fundraising holiday bazaar for 99 years. This  November, the bazaar will reach 100, presumably not with the same people who started it. To celebrate the anniversary, the bazaar is getting a name change. This year it will be called the Holiday ABC Sale for “a large variety of Artwork, Baked goods (which…

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Seth Muir at SVP

Salish Sea Expeditions Nabs First Place at Seattle Fast Pitch (Not Softball)

Bainbridge Island’s marine science education nonprofit, Salish Sea Expeditions, grabbed first place in the “established nonprofit” category at Social Venture Partners Fast Pitch‘s final showdown event, not on the softball field but at McCaw Hall October 27. The event is a business pitch competition for innovative nonprofit and for-profit social impact entrepreneurs. More than 900 people attended the…

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Rowing Center

Bainbridge Island Rowing Shares Plans for the New Rowing Center

On September 25 the City of Bainbridge Island Planning Commission unanimously approved Bainbridge Island Rowing’s design for a Rowing Center in Waterfront Park. BIR is coordinating its construction of the Center with the City’s upgrades to Waterfront Park. The completed Center will be owned by the City of Bainbridge Island and operated by BIR through a public-private partnership. With…

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Letter to the Editor: BSF Supports Kids with Professional Development for Teachers

As a second grade teacher at Wilkes Elementary, my hope is to help children’s minds come alive as they learn new skills and discover their passions. In order to maintain that level of focus and enthusiasm, I greatly benefit from continual exposure to best teaching practices—and many of these professional development opportunities have been provided…

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Know Any Young People with Compassion?

It’s time to nominate compassionate youth for the 14th annual Bainbridge Youth Services Compassionate Action Award. Established by BYS in 2001, the award honors local kids, in grades 7 through 12, who serve the community in a spirit of generosity, going beyond what is required or expected in school, jobs, activities, and public and personal relationships. BYS Executive Director Marina…

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climate change

Three Orgs. Unite to Raise Questions About Faith and Climate Change

Erika Shriner, a spokesperson for Climate Action Bainbridge, says members of her organization as well as those of Bainbridge/North Kitsap Interfaith Council and Bainbridge Citizens’ Climate Lobby have some questions about faith and climate change: Do we have a moral obligation to protect our planet from degradation? How is our faith connected to climate change, species extinction,…

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Firefighters for AAB

BIFD Puts Its Arms Around Arms Around Bainbridge

Kyle Moerke, a firefighter with and the Health and Wellness Coordinator for the Bainbridge Island Fire Department, says the BIFD has been proud to wear pink for the last four years. He’s referring to the pink T-shirts the firefighters don annually to assist the Susan G. Komen organization’s awareness efforts in their fight against breast cancer….

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Letter to the Editor: BSF Supports Passionate Educators

As a BISD parent and teacher, I know students benefit from passionate educators. We have an incredible community that support our schools, students, and innovative educational opportunities for all students. The Bainbridge Schools Foundation is a catalyst for supporting our teachers. They help to fund staff professional development opportunities that ensure we develop our teaching…

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Glam Gals check presentation

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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We Got Your Call for All: Half-Price Ads for OCFA Orgs. in Nov. and Dec.

At Inside Bainbridge we like our community organizations. We like them so much want to help them with their end-of-year fundraising efforts. To that end, we’re offering all OCFA organizations half-price ads in the months of November and December as long as we get at least 15 organizations to sign up. That means, once we get…

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BCF celebration

Island’s Top Philan- thropists Honored by BCF

In a community of outstanding philanthropists, when a few are called out for being the most outstanding, you know they have to be quite special. At the Bainbridge Community Foundation’s Inspiring People Celebration held at IslandWood on September 18, five very special people got the spotlight: Paul and Debbi Brainerd, Ian O’Keefe, and Steve and Becky Mikami….

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OCFA by Sarah Lane

Red Envelopes Are Stuffed! Scores Come out to Help Island Nonprofits

Frank Stowell, a volunteer for ABC, the Association of Bainbridge Communities, showed up at the Filipino-American Community Hall at 9 a.m. on Friday, October 2, to stuff. For an hour he and 157 other volunteers sat at long tables in folding chairs and stuffed 12,ooo red envelopes with the annual Bainbridge fundraising request for One Call for All….

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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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Harvest Fair

Harvest Fair Reaps a Heap of Sun (Photo Gallery)

The Sunday, September 27, Harvest Fair, hosted by Friends of the Farms and their supporting sponsors, got a heap of sun and warm weather that trickled down through the turning leaves in the Johnson Farm orchard. Attendees got a day of hay jumping, wagon and tractor rides, music, lots of food options, a raffle, and…

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Save History and Get Rewarded

Every year, the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum raises money through its Save Our History Raffle. This year, the 7th annual, comes with a first prize of $5,000 cash. Second and third aren’t too bad either: a GoPro Hero4 (a HD action camera) and a Fitbit ChargerHR. And every ticket holder is a winner as tickets…

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Bakery Project by Friends of Fort Ward

3 Local Firms Contribute Services to Fort Ward Bakery Project

The Fort Ward Bakery building, which used to be the center of bread making for the enlisted men at the Fort, is being renovated and converted into a community hall for the Fort Ward area. Three Bainbridge Island firms—Wenzlau Architects, Browne Wheeler Engineers, and Fischer Bouma Partnership planning and design studio—have pledged to contribute their services to the…

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Heyday Farm

SOLD OUT: History Museum Is Lying—Again

This event is now sold out (9/18/15). The Bainbridge Island Historical Museum is holding its fourth annual Lives and Lies fundraising party on Saturday, September 19. This time, the focus of their lies is Eagledale’s heritage. You probably didn’t know that Eagledale was once a Nike missile site, but that’s true, probably, as is the fact that…

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From Kenya Sheepherder to Education Champion & Bainbridge Rotary Guest

Collins Nakedi grew up in a village near East Pokot, Kenya, which isn’t saying a whole lot. East Pokot doesn’t even get its own Wikipedia entry, and Google Maps only acknowledges West Pokot with a red line surrounding a mostly otherwise-unmarked area of Kenya. A Save the Children Humanitarian Assessment describes East Pokot as “mountainous area with a lot…

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