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Photos of the Day: 9th Annual Arms Around Bainbridge Swim

Saturday, August 22, swimmers took to the water in the annual relay swim around the Island to raise funds  for Arms Around Bainbridge. Photographer Pete Saloutos was on scene to document the event.    Related Stories Arms Around Bainbridge’s 2015 Calendar Makes a Gorgeous Gift Bainbridge-Based Photographer Pete Saloutos Brings Back Pieces of Iceland Bainbridge…

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Letter to the Editor: HRB Collaborates to House Families, Conserve Island

Housing Resources Bainbridge’s homeownership development, Ferncliff Village, is expanding. Phase 2 of the Ferncliff Village project will include 16 two- and three-bedroom homes available for purchase by low and moderate income families and individuals. The completion of these townhomes will bring to culmination the island’s first Community Land Trust development, thanks in part to the generous land…

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harley by Trevor King

Got a Bike with a Motor? Ride It for the Homeless

Gimme Shelter is the tough, sort of Sons of Anarchy-name given to an awareness-raising motorcycle ride scheduled for September 12. The appeal to rebellious Easy Riders can only be heightened by the fact that the event has no affiliation with any specific organizations. And the purpose will tug the heartstrings of even the toughest rider: homelessness. The…

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Ferncliff Village

Phase Two of Affordable Ferncliff Village Is Underway

Last week Housing Resources Bainbridge began clearing the lot adjacent to the current 24-home Ferncliff Village site for Phase Two of the affordable living community. This second phase will add 16 two- and three-bedroom townhomes to the community land trust neighborhood. The townhomes will be sold to families earning 120 percent or less of the area median income, which…

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Fight Poverty by Howard Lake

BYS and Raising Resilience Win Grants to Counteract Effects of Poverty

Kitsap Strong is a collaboration among The Kitsap Community Foundation, The Suquamish Tribe, the United Way of Kitsap County, and the Kitsap Public Health District to reduce the occurrence and mitigate the impacts of adverse childhood experiences, or ACEs, caused by poverty. In July, Kitsap Strong issued a Request for Participants to Kitsap nonprofits, asking them to apply for…

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Link Crew Coming for BHS Freshmen (Has Nothing to Do with Rowing)

This Tuesday and Wednesday, August 18 and 19, Link Crew is coming to Bainbridge High School. No oar locks will be involved. Instead, 70 peer mentors will be trained to help incoming freshmen navigate the sometimes rougher waters of high school. Link Crew is a program of the Boomerang Project, a Santa Cruz-based company with the goal of…

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Spelling by Eli Christman

The Bee Is About to Buzz for the Third Time: Enter Your Team Now

Feuilleton. Stichomythia. Autochthonous. Prospicience. These are some of the words you might be asked to spell at the Third Annual Bainbridge Public Library Adult Spelling Bee. Then again, these words were match-winners in recent Scripps National Spelling Bees, so they might be too hard for adults. But if thinking about spelling them doesn’t make you ill,…

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Andrew Malinak

Seattle Swimmer Makes Bainbridge “Victory Lap” in 12.5 Hours

Yesterday, August 8, Seattle marathon swimmer Andrew Malinak waded into the waters off Skiff Point in Rolling Bay at 6:25 on what was a foggy, gray morning. He emerged from the water in the exact same spot, tired but happy, 12 and a half hours later after a swim around the entire Island. Malinak, per Marathon Swimmer Federation…

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Meet Your BI Grand Old Fourth Chamber of Commerce Award Winners

When you saw the odd spaceship float accompanied by geometrically-faced furries at this year’s Grand Old Fourth parade, you probably already knew who was going to win the 2015 Ellis-Buxton Award for Most Humorous Parade Entry. The people who bring you some of the best, most unusual concerts on the Island, Spacecraft, took the award and…

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Andrew Malinak

Swimmer to Circum- navigate Island for AAB Without Assistance or Wetsuit

On August 8 Seattle marathon swimmer Andrew Malinak will attempt to swim all the way around Bainbridge, a distance of 25.5 miles. There are no recorded attempts or successes of such a swim. Malinak will follow Marathon Swimming Federation rules for unassisted swims, which means he gets no wetsuit or assistance. He “may not make intentional supportive contact with…

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Project Backpack

Project Backpack 2015 Needs Your Packing Help

For 14 years Helpline House has managed Project Backpack, an effort to make sure kids in need on the Island get school supplies. Since 2000, nearly 1,400 students in need have started the school year with community assistance. Last year’s Project Backpack alone helped 155 students. Now Helpline is about to start year 15, and the staff is…

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kidimu-building by KiDiMu

KiDiMu & Coates: New Interactive Solar Installation in the Works

There’s a new exhibit in the works at KiDiMu, and it is going to be the result of a collaboration between Coates Design Architects and community kids, supported by a kickoff grant from the D.V. and Ida J. McEachern Charitable Trust. The installation will be an interactive solar-powered water table for the outdoor play space. The…

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01 Virginia V by Paul Brians

Views of the Island from the Virginia V (Photo Gallery)

by Paul Brians Back in the 90s, before we had moved to the Island, my wife and I took the Virginia V steamer on a sail around Bainbridge. We’ve been talking about repeating the experience, and this year decided to share it with our new neighbors, Phyllis and David Sigmond, who are still learning about…

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Family Art Day

Art to Kidnap Island Families This Saturday

Art is descending upon our little Island this Saturday, July 18, and taking over your entire family. The Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA) and Kids Discovery Museum (KiDiMu) are teaming up to present the 2nd Annual Family Art Day. What does that mean? It means that the museums and the plaza in between them…

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West Sound Wildlife Shelter Blasts Spring Intake and Release Records

This spring was a busy season at the West Sound Wildlife Shelter. Between January 1 and June 15, the shelter took in a record-breaking 756 patients. Compare that with 596 over the same period in 2014, representing a 27 percent increase in 2015. Is the increase due to a growth in the animal population? Or might…

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Kitsap Community Foundation Spreads the Love: The Winning Orgs. and Students

The Kitsap Community Foundation’s annual competitive grant process cycle came to an end in May, and KCF gave out $88,000 to 26 Kitsap County nonprofits. KCF also awarded scholarships from six different funds. Executive Director Kol Medina said the Foundation received 59 grant applications. “Over $254,000 was requested and we were able to fund about $88,000 worth of grants,” he…

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Fun Run by Anna Stearns

More Than 900 Runners Sweat It out for Fun Run: See Who Won

The 36th Annual Bainbridge Youth Services Fun Run attracted more than 900 sweaty runners on what was, at 92 degrees, the hottest Seattle-area July 4th in recorded history. The event featured a 1-mile run/walk, a 5K run/walk, and a Kids Dash on the Winslow Green. The 1-mile event broke a record for the most participants ever: 211 compared with…

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Bainbridge Lawyer Speaks at Town Hall Meeting on LGBTQ Equality

The U.S. Supreme Court just recently ruled that marriage equality is the law in all 50 states. But what exactly does that mean? The QLaw Foundation has gathered a team of legal experts to discuss the decision, and one of those experts, Jill Mullins-Cannon of Justice & Equality Legal Services, PLLC, is a Bainbridge lawyer. She…

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Hidden Cove Dock

Parks Foundation Asks Community to Support Failing Hidden Cove Dock

The sole public dock on the Island with a low float, Hidden Cove Park Dock, is “worn out and needs to be replaced,” reports the Bainbridge Parks Foundation. The good news is that on June 30 the Park District was awarded a Washington State grant for $300,000 toward the replacement. The remaining $300,000 has to come from the…

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Rotary Auction Tops Fundraising Record

At the Sunday Volunteer Celebration Picnic, July 5, Rotary Auction Chair Tom McCloskey announced that the event once again blasted through previous fundraising records. This year’s record was more than $480,100. In 2014, organizers set their sights on raising $500,000. Although they didn’t reach their goal, they broke the 2013 fundraising record, bringing in $466,793 in gross income….

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