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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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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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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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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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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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Letter to the Editor: The Interfaith Council Announces Its Annual Award Recipients

The Bainbridge Island/North Kitsap Interfaith Council has announced annual awards that I’d like to share with the larger community. First, we have named two students as recipients of the Bob Satterwhite Memorial Scholarship, named in honor of Satterwhite, who was a tireless supporter of the Interfaith Council and a longtime member of the First Church…

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Bainbridge Island Downtown Association Names New ED

The Bainbridge Island Downtown Association has just announced that Jerri Lane [no relation to me] will step into the shoes of former Executive Director Andie Mackin. In a reality version of Trading Places, Mackin left BIDA to work for the Downtown Seattle Association, and Lane comes to Bainbridge from Visit Seattle where she was Senior Vice…

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Land Trust Seeks Photos/ Photo- graphers for Community Photo Album

The Bainbridge Island Land Trust (BILT) is looking for photographers to help create a community photo album of BILT-conserved land and shore as part of its 25th anniversary celebration. With a mission to preserve the Island’s natural open spaces, BILT has acquired much of the property in our most beloved parks and trails, most recently…

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Give Tomorrow, May 6, for Kitsap Great Give

It’s that time again: Time for the Kitsap Great Give, the one day a year when your donation counts more. The Kitsap Community Foundation and the United Way of Kitsap County are teaming up to encourage thousands of Kitsap donors to exceed $500,000 in one day, tomorrow, May 6. Starting at 12 a.m. you can…

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Kitsap Community Foundation

Kitsap Community Foundation Gives Cash to 3 BI Orgs. & 2 BI Students

Twenty-six Kitsap nonprofits got some good news Wednesday, April 30. They found out they had received grants from the Kitsap Community Foundation. Of those 26, three are based on Bainbridge: the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, which received $5,000, and Friends of the Farms and Salish Sea Expeditions, both of which received $2,450. Friends of the…

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Letter to the Editor: Hear Hear! Thank You Rotary Club of Bainbridge

Thanks to a generous grant from the Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island, Bainbridge Public Library (BPL) will soon install assistive listening technology to make presentations more accessible to people with hearing loss. About 20% of people age 45 to 64 have hearing loss, rising to one in three by age 65. With almost 46% of…

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IslandWood Honored with Science Education Advocate Award

IslandWood of Bainbridge Island has been selected as a recipient of the 2013-2014 Science Champions Science Education Advocate Awards, presented by Washington State Leadership and Assistance for Science Education Reform (LASER), a program co-led by Pacific Science Center and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. Science Champions demonstrate passion for advancing science education…

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Arms Around Bainbridge Wants Your Legs for the Ride to Remember Spin-a-Thon

Arms Around Bainbridge, the organization that provides financial support to Islanders dealing with a health crisis, needs your legs. It’s time for the fundraising Ride to Remember Spin-a-Thon, a four-hour bike-in-place event led by four instructors, an event you will most definitely remember for days after in your legs. Participants sign up for an amount…

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