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fallen tree by Rene Hackl

Photo and Poems of the Day: Near Miss at Courthouse, Mouse, & ‘Disaster’

As we seek to control our circumstances with greater and greater exactitude and tell ourselves most days that we are immune to nature’s caprices, Robert Burns’s words from his 1785 poem “To A Mouse, On Turning Her Up In Her Nest With The Plough” still resonate: “The best laid plans of mice and men /…

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Arms Around Bainbridge’s 2015 Calendar Makes a Gorgeous Gift

From Oregon to California to Paris to Iceland and beyond the new Arms Around Bainbridge calendar features stunning highlights of Bainbridge-based photographer Pete Saloutos’s work over the course of the past year. And at $20, the one-of-a-kind, heavy-card-stock calendar is a steal you can feel good about, whether you’re buying it as a gift or to…

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Tomi & Henry Egashira

Bainbridge Historical Museum Awards a $5000 Raffle Prize

On December 1, the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum Raffle came to an end with the drawing that awarded long-time Islanders Tomi and Henry Egashira a check for $5000. Second prize, which was an Apple iPad mini, went to Sarah and Rudy Morosoff. But everyone who participated won something: All raffle tickets are good for free…

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Olympic Performance Group’s Nutcracker Lets Loose, Goes Roaring Twenties

Imagine Clara in the Roaring Twenties, surrounded by flappers, Keystone-like police, frenetic music, cartoonish action, and manic dance. The nutcracker is still there as is Uncle Drosselmeyer and Clara’s wild dream, but everything is infused with a libertine, pre-Depression excitement, and the rats wear uniforms and carry handcuffs. In 1960, Duke Ellington released a jazz…

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A Kitchen That Works

Local Design Company Wins Excellence in Remodeling Award for Best Kitchen over $60K

A Kitchen That Works LLC is a Bainbridge-based design-build firm founded by Molly Erin McCabe. McCabe, her partner Clive Pardy, and AKTW just won the Home Builders Association of Kitsap County’s Excellence in Remodeling (REX) Award for Best Kitchen over $60,000. This is not the first time for AKTW, which won the award in 2012,…

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Darling Children and Pan Medium

Ovation!’s Peter Pan Is Pure Fun (and Funny)

Ovation! Director Ron Milton described the company’s new production of Peter Pan as a “work of love,” and it shows. At the dress rehearsal last night before the opening performance today, December 5, some key performances and a happy, on-the-spot cast of silly adults and capable children lit up the stage and delighted the lucky…

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Alaska Airlines Magazine Visits Dave Guterson’s Bainbridge Island

An article in the December 2014 issue of Alaska Airlines Magazine takes a good long look at Bainbridge Island through the lens of local author Dave Guterson’s best-selling 1994 novel Snow Falling on Cedars. Featuring a photograph of our local Fairy Dell Trail by Paul Brians that first appeared on Inside Bainbridge, the article’s author…

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ice by marilynn gottlieb

Photos of the Day: The Infinitely Mysterious Chemistry of Snow

Whether you love it, hate it, or kinda like it because your kids get excited about it, our recent snow has stayed a while, giving Bainbridge Island photographer Marilynn Gottlieb a chance to get close and personal. Thank you Marilynn for sharing these lovely shots of snowy Battle Point Park from a rabbit’s “To Earthward”…

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Thanksgiving in the Dungeness Lighthouse

When Bainbridge Islander Diana Montgomery heard about lighthouse keeping at the New Dungeness Light Station (NDLS) she knew it was an experience her family would want to have. Checking the Lighthouse’s calendar, she found an opening over Thanksgiving week that sounded perfect, and so, Montgomery explained, “a few emails and calls later I booked the…

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Bulwer Lytton

Bainbridge Islander Wins National Award for Best Bad Sentence

It takes a certain kind of genius to write badly—very very badly—but in a nevertheless entertainingly bad way. This is no job for the sophomoric college sophomore, the bombastic buffoon, the platitudinous politician, or the tired and uninspired local reporter. Bainbridge-based writer Elizabeth (Betsy) Dorfman has been perfecting her purple prosody for quite some time,…

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Chris Whited Hobbit House

Preview of This Weekend’s Hobbit Open House + Photo Gallery

It took Chris Whited a little more time than he expected to complete his labor of love, the charming architectural wonder dubbed by some The Hobbit House. Many of us have observed Whited’s unusual project take shape on High School Road in surprising ways since he began work on the house in May of 2011….

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Suzuki property

The Suzuki Property: a Look at Its Past, a Photo Gallery of Its Present

The City of Bainbridge Island is considering selling the 14 acres that make up the southeast corner of the intersection of New Brooklyn and Sportsman Club. As the City holds public meetings to consider the best uses for the property, we thought we’d take a quick look at the property’s history and at its current…

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Caspar Babypants

Caspar Babypants Landing at Spacecraft Sunday (Audio Interview)

In anticipation of his Bainbridge concert Sunday night, Chris Ballew, a.k.a. Caspar Babypants, took a few minutes out of his day to speak with Spacecraft’s Morgan Terry and Dylan Lehotsky. Ballew, cofounder of The Presidents of the United States of America, launched his alterego Caspar in 2009 and embarked on a whole new episode of…

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A Ride with the Ferry Captain—The Highs and Lows of Running the Big Boat

Washington State Ferries (WSF) graciously allowed Inside Bainbridge to ride along with Captain Russell Fee last weekend for a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to ferry thousands of people each day around Puget Sound. From fog to “jumpers” to shipping traffic to emergency training to car alarms to engine maintenance, we covered a lot…

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Thanksgiving Cranberry-Eucalyptus Bouquet

I picked up the idea for this festive Thanksgiving bouquet from some creative soul at Central Market in Poulsbo. S/he had put cranberries in a big glass vase with water and created a striking bouquet with seasonal flowers, next to that big tub of soaking cranberries they put in the produce section at this time…

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Fumiko Nishinaka Hayashida

Bainbridge in Celluloid: Film Festival Aims Lens at Japanese American Exclusion

The annual Bainbridge film festival, Celluloid Bainbridge, wherein every film is filmed on Bainbridge or includes an Islander in cast, crew, or production team, starts tomorrow, November 14, and runs through the weekend. This year, among its 28 films are a select few taking a hard look at Japanese American Exclusion, that episode of American history…

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BHS Band

Spartan Marching Band Finishes Its Season as Division’s Best in State

The Bainbridge High School Marching Band has just returned from the Auburn Veteran’s Day Parade and Field Show Competition, widely regarded as the state’s unofficial championship for Marching Bands, as first-place winners in Division A. The November 8 win is the second victory in 3 years for the BHS band (in 2013, it “only” finished…

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Veteran's Day 2014 girls scouts

Girl Scouts Serve Veterans Day Dinner to Those Who Have Served

The Orange Blossoms, Girl Scout Cadette troop #46449, and the Island Girls, Girl Scout Junior troop #43861, served local veterans at Bainbridge Island’s annual Veterans Day Dinner last night at the American Legion Hall. Veterans enjoyed a prime rib dinner catered by Bainbridge Island Barbecue, with the girls bussing tables, managing the buffet line, and serving…

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Four Proposals Come in for City-Owned Suzuki Property

Monday night, October 2, nearly 100 Islanders showed up for the City-hosted workshop on possible uses for the City-owned 13.83-acre Suzuki property at the southeast corner of Sportsman and New Brooklyn. The workshop was intended to elicit community input about whether the property should be sold and how it should be used. Four organizations submitted…

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Luminaries Gather to Celebrate 52 Years of Community Ownership of the Bainbridge Library

Fifty-two years after the opening of the Bainbridge Public Library, dozens of mostly quinquagenarians and up, who over the years contributed their time and creativity and skills by serving on the board of directors, gathered in the library to celebrate what they had wrought. The celebration, held on November 2, was called The Library That…

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