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Bainbridge Artisans Raise a Community BARN (w/ Photo Gallery & Podcast)

So far, what’s been raised are the acronym on a sign, a bunch of money, 2,000 square feet of rented space for the members of the Bainbridge Artisans Resource Network, and lots of furniture and equipment. But an actual barn is in the works too—more on that later. In the meantime, community members of all…

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Phil Copperhopper

One Bainbridge Frog May Be Forced to Leave His Home

Phil Copperhopper may look like a moneybags, his body covered in 3,955 shiny copper pennies. But this frog is running short of the $5,000 he needs to buy himself a stay of extradition from his current home with the Bainbridge Community Foundation. The frog is one of 36 on the Island that were created, sponsored…

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Hide Sparky and Then, If You Don’t Have Ortographobia, Read This

Ortographobia is the fear of making spelling mistakes, matched in intensity only by technofailophobia, which is a fear that spell check will let you down. If you’re free of these fears and could spell them out loud while standing on a stage (meaning you don’t have topophobia) in front of a crowd (because you’re enochlophobia…

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Hop to and Get Your Frog on the Rock Now

The 36 giant Frogs on the Rock will soon be hopping away. That’s because they’re being auctioned off and sent to live at their forever homes. Eighteen months ago, Islander Karin Lehotsky came up with the idea for a community art project involving frogs. In cooperation with the Bainbridge Island Downtown Association, Lehotsky and a…

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Deception Brass with Quilt

Photo of the Day: Military + Brass + Museums + Quilts

Yesterday, August 29, in celebration of Military Appreciation Day at three local museums—BIMA, KiDiMu, and Bainbridge Island Historical Museum—the Northwest Navy Band Deception Brass performed in the Island Gateway Plaza. They took a break to visit with the Bainbridge Island Modern Quilt Guild, which was giving a demo on repurposing old shirts into quilts and…

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Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial

Two Islanders Reflect on History of Japanese American Exclusion (w/ podcast)

At the end of May Congressman Derek Kilmer introduced a bill in the House to recognize a new name for the Bainbridge Island memorial to the 120,000 Japanese Americans who were forced from their homes to concentration camps during the Second World War, one that acknowledges their exclusion from mainstream American society. If passed, the…

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Get Moving with Arms Around Bainbridge This Saturday for a Great Cause

It’s not too late to sign up to get moving for your Island neighbors in need. Arms Around Bainbridge (AAB), a nonprofit Bainbridge-based organization dedicated to assisting recipients struggling with serious illness, is holding its biggest event of the year this Saturday, August 16, from dawn to dusk. Swim, bike, row, walk, or cheer on…

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khs free cat day

Thursday Is Free Cat Day at Kitsap Humane Society

On Thursday, August 14, Kitsap Humane Society (KHS) will waive all adoption fees for cats 6 months and older. KHS will be open from 12 to 6:30 p.m., with adoption counsels closing at 5:30 p.m. Every adopted cat comes vaccinated, treated for fleas, dewormed, microchipped, and spayed or neutered. Each cat costs KHS a minimum…

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raise the woof khs fundraiser

KHS Raises the Woof on the Rock(s): Get Your Tickets Now for This Catered Concert

Summer is far from over, and this season’s hottest act on the Rock is yet to come. The Kitsap Humane Society (KHS) is throwing a party (adults only) here on Bainbridge Island, and you’re invited. The brainchild of five KHS board members who live on Bainbridge, Raise the Woof promises to be the first of…

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hilltop

Celebrate 25 Years of the BI Land Trust: Picnic at Hilltop Sunday (w/ podcast)

For 25 years, the Bainbridge Island Land Trust has been strategically buying land and organizing conservation easements on the Island to ensure that future generations of Islanders can enjoy open space. This Saturday, BILT is celebrating the quarter century of successes—such as Gazzam Lake, the Peters Property, the Close Property, the Grand Forest West, Grand…

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Obliteride 180 mile wave

Countdown to Obliteride: A Hundred Cyclists to Cross the Island for Fred Hutch

Obliteride is the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center fundraising bicycle ride with the goal of obliterating cancer. The die-hard, 150-mile riders will be crossing over from Seattle on the 7:55 ferry next Saturday, August 9, and launching their cancer-battling journey across Kitsap from the Bainbridge Island ferry terminal. Organizers hope people will cheer them on with…

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Myanmar kids

Nonprofit Run by 3 BI Women Wins $5,000 to Build a School in Myanmar

In 2008, Cyclone Nargis destroyed 60 percent of the schools in Myanmar’s Delta region and orphaned 20,000 children. In 2012, three Islanders—Melody Mociulski, Sandy Shubach, and Laurie Miller—responded to the disaster by launching Educational Empowerment, a nonprofit dedicated to providing access to education in Southeast Asia. EE supports schools in poor townships, publishes folktale books in local…

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Team BTF at the Finish Line

Two BHS Students Are Part of Youngest Team Ever to Race Across America

On June 22, Bainbridge High School soon-to-be juniors Matias Francis and Lucas Weyand and college students Meghan Camp and Lydia Weyand became the youngest four-person team ever to complete the grueling Race Across America bike race. They finished their 3,000-mile cross-country trek in 7 days, 12 hours, and 5 minutes. The four bikers were part…

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Connect Through the New BI Lost Pets Facebook Group

With fireworks season just ending, many of us have been hearing about and/or experiencing lost animal family members. It just got easier to connect lost/found/seen pets with their families on Bainbridge Island. Joan Rossi has just launched a Facebook Group devoted exclusively to reuniting lost pets. She invites people to post photos and information. Visit…

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Virginia V

Historic ‘Virginia V’ Cruising the Rock Sunday to Raise Funds for History Museum

The Bainbridge Island History Museum is inviting you to join their fundraiser tomorrow, July 20, on the restored 100-year-old Virginia V, the last of the historic Mosquito Fleet steamers. This steam engine, which first sailed in 1898, will be cruising around the island. As the Virginia V cruises around the island for three hours, passengers will…

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Rotary take

Rotary Auction Breaks Another Fundraising Record

The organizers of the 2014 Rotary Auction and Rummage Sale had set their sights on $500,000 for this year’s take. They didn’t reach that goal, but they nonetheless broke their fundraising record, bringing in $466,793.37 in gross income. In 2012, the gross was $385,856.15. Last year, it was $443,326.09. The record-breaking amount was announced yesterday,…

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Bainbridge About to Bloom for the 26th Time

The 26th Annual Bainbridge in Bloom Garden Tour opens this Friday and Saturday, July 11 and 12. The Bloom is the primary fundraiser for the Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities Council. BIAHC Executive Director Barbara Sacerdote described this year’s tour: ”We have something for everyone in this year’s garden tour, from an awe-inspiring landscape with a…

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In July Give Blood —Sweat and Tears Not Necessary

So you just gave almost everything you have to the Rotary Auction—your stuff, your money, and your time. But you still have blood, and the Puget Sound Blood Center wants some. To meet patient needs, PSBC must collect about 900 units of blood per day. PSBC tests and then distributes that blood to more than…

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Rotary 2014

Reflections on Rotary 2014, with Video and Photo Gallery

Yesterday, June 28, I had the pleasure to join Islanders Leslie Marshall and Herb Hethcote in representing Bainbridge’s all-volunteer Community Emergency Response Team alongside Bainbridge EMT and firefighter Garrett Kimzey. Together, we staffed one of two EMT/CERT first aid stations at this year’s Rotary Auction and Rummage Sale. Although I played absolutely no role in…

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Raffle quilt closeup

The Quilting Fun Begins Now for This Fall’s 2nd Annual Bainbridge Quilt Festival

Although the Bainbridge Quilt Festival isn’t until September 13, it’s not too soon to talk about it. The Bainbridge Modern Quilt Guild organizers are looking for entries from now until August 1 for the nonjuried, nonjudged open show, which will be on display in downtown Winslow. If you like quilts but don’t know how to…

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