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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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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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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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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 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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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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BHS Senior Builds a Garden for HRB’s Island Homes

Like her Girl Scout predecessors Andie Mitchell and Maggie Murphy, BHS incoming senior Kate Matthews has devoted hours and hours of her time to enhancing our community, at the same time working toward earning her Gold Award, the highest honor given to a Girl Scout. Matthews’ project has been to install gardens at a Housing Resources…

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Local Nonprofit Needs Your Help to Float Its July 4th Parade Entry

Island Time Activities is a local nonprofit with the goal of promoting personal independence and empowerment for adults with intellectual disabilities. ITA provides a variety of classes, clubs, and other programs based on members’ individual goals and interests. This year ITA is celebrating independence in a big way, creating it first July 4 Parade float. BHS…

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Visconsi protest

Islanders for Responsible Development to Host Community Meeting This Wednesday

The grass roots environmental organization Islanders for Responsible Development (IFRD) is holding a community meeting to discuss lessons learned from the year-long process of challenging the Visconsi shopping development. The meeting also will be an opportunity to set future goals for IFRD. The meeting will be at Bainbridge Public Library, Wednesday, June 18, from 7…

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Takako Satoh

Bloedel Brings You a Summer of Art and Garden

The Bloedel Reserve has reserved a summer gardenful of activities for you and the family this summer, ranging from classes to Shakespeare. Koto Music in Japanese Garden | June 22, July 6 and 20, August 24 Expert Koto player Takako Satoh plays on Sunday afternoons in the Japanese Garden. The Koto is a traditional 13-string…

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Join the Hundreds Registering Now for the Fourth of July BYS Fun Run and Get the T-Shirt

Every year, the runners get up early on the Fourth and run, finishing well before the rest of us pack up our coolers and lawn chairs and head for our favorite streetside posts on Winslow Way or Madison. It’s your chance to join the many early birds in the 35th Annual Bainbridge Youth Services Fun Run for…

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Virginia Mason