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Robert O'Hern

Bainbridge Man Biking in Place on Winslow Is Not Going Nowhere

I (figuratively) ran into Robert O’Hern as he rode his bicycle on Bainbridge at the corner of Winslow Way and the T&C parking lot this evening, April 10. He wasn’t going anywhere—yet. His bike was elevated on a rack so he could pedal in place, hoping to get your attention. However, O’Hern will be moving soon…

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Liz Ellis

Liz Gets an Amy: Local Creator of Web Series Wrecked Is 14th Emerging Artist Award Winner

Islander Liz Ellis is the latest recipient of the annual Amy Award for Emerging Artists, given out for the past 14 years by the Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities Council to a BI artist under 35 “whose work demonstrates a strong sense of quality, creativity, exploration and dedication.” You may remember Ellis as the director…

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It’s National Volunteer Week: Island Volunteer Caregivers Desperately Needs You

This week, April 6-14, is National Volunteer Week. Today, the City of Bainbridge island is honoring the 17,700 islanders who give up some of their time in service of others or for a variety of causes. But a local organization, Island Volunteer Caregivers, doesn’t have time to celebrate because they’re running short on help. Robin…

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Move to Amend by Richard Wilson

Islanders Take on the Supreme Court and Campaign Spending

On Wednesday, April 2, in what is known as the McCutcheon decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to remove limits on personal spending in election campaigns. There is still a limit on how much one person can give one candidate, $5200, during a two-year election cycle. But the ruling means that an individual is…

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What Is This Woman Doing?

The Bainbridge Arts & Humanities Council is doing it again: getting people to read poetry. What better way to celebrate National Poetry Month than to plaster locally grown poems all over downtown for passersby to peek at and peruse? Do not be afraid: They’re everywhere, from the library to the ferry terminal to Winslow windows…

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An Inside Look at Volunteering for West Sound Wildlife Shelter

by Cate McCaslin, Special Events and Development Coordinator West Sound Wildlife Shelter I’ve loved wildlife—well all animals—my entire life. In my younger years I would bring home stray domestic animals, but also injured birds and other wild critters and try to nurse them back to health. After raising my own kids and several domestic pets, it was…

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Hot Hilly? Another Bike Ride Comes to Bainbridge This Summer

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center has just announced that Bainbridge will be on the route of its fundraising Obliteride bike ride this summer. That means that, just as in February for the Chilly Hilly, thousands of cyclists will again be hitting our roads in 2014, only with better weather. The ride happens from August 8-10….

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Fifteen BI Teens and Adults Going to Haiti to Help Orphans, Schoolkids, and Malnourished Children

Ask Laura Van Dyke about Partners in Health, the organization that boldly proclaims “Health is a human right,” and she will gush. That’s because she believes fully in founder Paul Farmer’s practical but ambitious vision that communities around the globe need to be empowered to take care of the health of their citizens. Unlike other…

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17,700 Bainbridge Islanders to Be Honored by City for Volunteerism—Share Your Own Stories

Question: Does an honor diminish if shared by many? Answer: Who cares? The people who volunteer for Bainbridge community organizations such as PAWS and Weed Warriors and the Senior Center or who volunteer more generally for their community by picking up garbage or pulling ivy don’t do it for recognition. They do it because they…

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Health-Conscious Zombies to Join MS Walk This Year

by Mike Lisagor At the eighth annual Bainbridge Island Walk MS on Saturday, April 12, watch out for the zombies. These particular animated corpses are members of Team Carol’s Wellness Walkers (powered by Island Fitness). They have been instructed not to eat the brains of other walkers. There will be other food options for them including…

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Jane Myers Stone Land Trust

Bainbridge Land Trust Appoints Jane Myers Stone as New Executive Director

The Bainbridge Island Land Trust (BILT) has announced that Jane Myers Stone is taking over as its new Executive Director. Stone is a long-time Islander and geotechnical engineer who co-owned and operated Myers Biodynamics on the Bainbridge for over 20 years. She has an extensive history of Land Trust involvement, serving previously as a board…

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MS Walk

Letter to the Editor: Help Create a World Free of MS

The eighth annual National MS Society Bainbridge Island Walk MS is Saturday, April 12, at Bainbridge High School. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m., the program at 9:30 a.m., and the walk at 10:00. This is a relaxing kid-friendly three-mile walk through downtown Winslow. Enjoy free Pegasus coffee, BonBon chocolates, vegetarian chili with Pan d’Amore bread,…

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Rotary Honors Three Bainbridge Students with Youth Leadership Awards

BHS student Natalya Niehaus and Eagle Harbor High School students Tova Levine and Johanna Rosenboom have been selected by the Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island as recipients of Youth Leadership Awards. The three were chosen for their leadership potential and commitment to service. The Rotary will sponsor their attendance at the March 6-9 Rotary Youth Leadership Awards…

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488,064 Cookies Stacked at the Fire Station

Fire Station 23′s garage looked more like a warehouse than a fire station yesterday, February 25. The engines and tenders and ambulances had been moved to the driveway outside, and 21,840 boxes (1,820 cases) of cookies were stacked in their stead. Cars drove through the garage like it was an oil change business, and volunteers…

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Bainbridge Community Foundation Wants to Give You Money

The Bainbridge Community Foundation has given over 1,100 grants totaling $5.67 million to local nonprofits during its 13 years of operation. Last year alone, 49 grants totaling $139,166 were awarded. Now BCF wants to give you some dough too. But first you need to apply, and you only have until March 10 to do so. The…

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Powel Land

Public TV’s QUEST Series Features Bainbridge’s Powel Family Land

KCTS 9, our local Public Television station, has just aired a Bainbridge-centered episode of its QUEST Northwest series, which presents stories about the science of sustainability. The episode featured the Bainbridge Island Land Trust-backed shoreline restoration of the Port Madison Powel property, which we wrote about in August of 2012. The QUEST article and video titled…

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BHS Boys Basketball Poised to Go to Metro Playoffs

Friday night, February 1, the Spartan boys basketball varsity dominated in a faceoff against Lakeside, walking away with a 64-44 win. The win came despite the fact that Lakeside is the team of Isiah Brown, the Metro Conference leading scorer who averages 28 points per game. But not Friday, when Brown was able to make…

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The Unsexy Business of Rescuing, Healing and Releasing a Coyote Puppy (w/ Video)

While an estimated 700,000 people cheered for Seattle’s Super Bowl champs today, February 5, members of the small staff of West Sound Wildlife Shelter on Bainbridge Island quietly went to work releasing a coyote pup they had been caring for over the last month. No one cheered, but there were happy smiles and good luck…

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Barrels of Money by Victor Dubreuil

Time to Apply for 2014 Kitsap Community Foundation Scholarships

The Kitsap Community Foundation will be accepting applications until March 15 for its five scholarships: Charles and Dorothy Martell Scholarship: This scholarship will be awarded to a 2014 Kitsap County graduating high school student. Scholarship funds may support payment for tuition or costs of books, music or supplies, and help with the cost of instruments….

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Grand Forest trail

Letter to the Editor: One Family’s Gratitude for the Bainbridge Land Trust

As a young family that spends much of our spare time wandering the forest trails and exploring the beaches of the Island, many of our adventures would never have been possible without the hard work of the Bainbridge Island Land Trust, its donors, and land partners. For that, our family is forever grateful. It is…

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