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Robert O'Hern

Man Going Nowhere Again for Kids

Robert O’Hern has racked up a lot of miles without moving an inch. That’s because he’s been riding his cycle in place in front of Town & Country to raise money for child abuse intervention. Yesterday, June 29, he gave himself permission to stop and rest every hour because of the intense heat. Even after O’Hern raises…

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Rotary Auction Preview

RRRRRRotary Preview

It’s just one day away: the Bainbridge Rotary Auction and Rummage Sale. Map out your attack, get to Woodward Middle School early Saturday morning (the event starts at 8 a.m.), and bring water. It’s going to be a scorcher. Here’s your preview of what’s in store (click any photo to enter the gallery and advance): ……

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BCF Gives Almost $200K to 48 Nonprofits Serving Bainbridge

The Bainbridge Community Foundation’s funding cycle just ended. During the 2015 grants cycle, BCF gave $195,202 in total funding to 48 nonprofits serving Bainbridge Island. Funding happened across all sectors, with the greatest amount, 38 percent, going to Health, Housing, and Human Services organizations. Twenty-seven of the projects were fully funded. The highest-rated application was EcoAdapt’s proposal…

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BARN Gets a $500K Birkenfeld

BARN keeps raising money and expectations. The Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network made news when it announced it had raised $4.5 million of the $7.5 million it needs to build its permanent home. It made news again when it announced that world-renowned architect and Bainbridge resident Johnpaul Jones will be designing the 25,000-square-foot facility. And now it is…

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Hey, Landlubbers and Salty Dogs Alike: Boater’s Fair Comes Ashore Tomorrow

The annual Bainbridge Island Boater’s Fair lands at Waterfront Park tomorrow, June 20, which happens to be National Marina Day. The goal of the fair is to entice you to partake in the many boating activities available on an Island and especially Bainbridge and to help you do so safely. The fair’s offerings range from diving to…

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Girl Scout Gold Award

Two Bainbridge Girl Scouts Get Gold at Award Gala

Islanders Carolyn Williams and Kate Matthews were honored at the June 7 Gold Award Gala at the Tacoma Art Museum for attaining the highest achievement in Girl Scouts, the Girl Scout Gold Award. Less than six percent of all Girl Scouts ever receive this award. It is given to those scouts who change their communities and the world in…

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BINK IC awards

Interfaith Council Bestows Tikkun Olam Award on Eleven Winery

Tikkun Olam means “Heal the World” in Hebrew. The Bainbridge Island/North Kitsap Interfaith Council has decided that Eleven Winery is doing just that through its business practices, and they gave the company its highest award. They praised Eleven for its “focus on sustainability” and “environmentally green” practices. In accepting the award at the BINK IC June…

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Who’s a Big Kid Now? KiDiMu Celebrates 10 in a Large Way

Kids Discovery Museum, better known as KiDiMu, is turning 10, and you’re invited to the Birthday Bash this Saturday, June 6. Executive Director Susie Burdick put it this way: “We are excited to invite the community to celebrate with us and recognize a momentous occasion when we all came together to create a home for early learning on…

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Help Keep the Bombs Bursting in Air Over Eagle Harbor

Bainbridge Fireworks, the organization that keeps Eagle Harbor lit on July 4th, has launched its drive to fund the annual fireworks display. Every year the organization needs to raise about $23,000 for the fireworks, which will again be provided by Halo Fireworks LLC (formerly Aurora Fireworks), and $5,000 for barge rental and tug service. In previous years,…

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Johnpaul Jones

World-Renowned BI Architect Johnpaul Jones to Give Tours of BARN Site

The renown of Bainbridge architect Johnpaul Jones of Jones & Jones far exceeds the geographical limits of the Island. He is the designer of the National Museum of the American Indian, part of the Smithsonian in D.C., as well as a host of zoos and educational and cultural centers across the world, including one right here at home:…

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Kathy Haskin

New Executive Director for Peacock Family Services

You may know Kathy Haskin’s name from her work as Education and Communications Manager for Arts & Humanities Bainbridge (Bainbridge Island Arts & Humanities Council), board member service at the Bainbridge Island Land Trust, coordination of the Harvest Fair for Friends of the Farms, or creation of curriculum for IslandWood. Since April, Haskin has been sporting a whole new set of feathers as the…

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Retalhuleu school by BHS Interact Club

BHS Students to Build School in Guatemala

The Bainbridge High School Interact Club is a service club that is part of Rotary International. The teen members, who serve Bainbridge and work internationally as well, have plans to build a school in Retalhuleu, Guatemala. Club members traveled to Guatemala last year for the first time to learn more about the area and determine what…

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Island Volunteer Caregivers Responds to Huge Rise in Demand for Services

Island Volunteer Caregivers (IVC) supports the elderly and disabled with a wide range of services including transportation to medical and other appointments, shopping, companionship, respite care, light chores, yard work, telephone reassurance, and quality-of-life activities. Last year, IVC connected more than 200 people in need, including 96 new care receivers, with 156 volunteers, of whom 72 were new…

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Lindsay Masters

Lindsay Masters Named New ED of Bainbridge Arts & Crafts

Lindsay Masters gets around. She used to work for Microsoft as a writer, editor, and manager. Then she worked at the local print paper covering arts and culture news and at Arts Humanities Bainbridge, formerly known as the Bainbridge Island Arts & Humanities Council, as Communications Manager. In 2013, she became Publicist for Bainbridge Arts…

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sHell No! by Elisabeth Robson

Photos of the Day: Islanders Join Throngs at sHell No! Protest in Seattle

A small but dedicated group of Islanders joined many other people Saturday in kayaktivism, protest-paddling near the Shell oil driller the Polar Pioneer in the southern end of Elliot Bay. The Polar Pioneer is in port for a month before heading up to Alaska to commence drilling. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray says the rig lacks the…

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Letter to the Editor: Bainbridge MS Walkers Raised the Roof

On behalf of the over 100 Islanders with MS and their families and friends, we’d like to thank the several hundred people who walked, volunteered, and made donations to the 2015 National MS Society Walk MS. With this year’s $80,500, the Bainbridge Island walk has raised $760,000 since 2007 for MS research and services. This…

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Boys & Girls Club by Sarah

Boys and Girls Club Is Already Growing Into Its New Space

Question: Where can you drop off your kid at the last minute on any afternoon of the school week for supervised homework and free time until 6:30 p.m. for just $10? (Not $10 an hour. $10 total.) The answer is the Bainbridge Island Boys and Girls Club. And what is possibly the best bargain anywhere…

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Bainbridge Land Trust Wins WA Recreation and Park Association Citation of Merit

The Washington Recreation and Park Association has recognized the Bainbridge Island Land Trust with a Citation of Merit Award. The recognition was awarded at the WRPA Annual Awards Banquet held April 30th at the Greater Tacoma Convention Center. The Citation of Merit Award recognizes individuals and organizations for their significant contributions to the field of parks…

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sea star on piling

Beach Naturalists to Lead Search for Sea Stars Under the Bainbridge Ferry Terminal

Bainbridge Beach Naturalists are heading out for a new adventure on Monday, May 18, and you’re invited. The free event will be at the Bainbridge ferry terminal beach from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Learn about the impressive variety of sea creatures that live on and around the pilings at the ferry dock. Naturalists will guide the…

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Owen’s Playground Phase II Launches with Money Raised by Local Kids

Owen’s Playground, the inclusive, barrier-free playground under construction at the Rotary Ballfields on Weaver, has completed Phase I fundraising and just launched Phase II. Phase I consisted of raising money for everything to the west of the sidewalk that will run through the park. Phase II will consist of surfacing the entire playground and building the east side….

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