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Yama by Sarah Lane

Port Blakely Mill Town Yama Re-Emerges from the Dirt After 100 Years

In 2011, Bainbridge Island Historical Museum Curator Rick Chandler decided to take a walk. He was looking for the Bainbridge site of the late 19th- and early 20th-century Japanese village known as Yama, which means “little mountain.” Chandler knew about Yama, a company town for Japanese workers at the Port Blakely Lumber Mill, partly from Andrew Price’s 1989…

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Walla Walla

Ferry Photo Contest: Enter Your Best Shot Now

The Washington State Ferries is challenging you to share your best ferry photos on Twitter. The winning photo could win you—not a free ferry pass for life—a free, behind-the-scenes tour of a ferry. There are rules—quite a few, in fact. WSDOT (and WSF) employees and contractors are ineligible. The photos must “include a state ferry whether…

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Paperboys Deliver Tonight at Battle Point

Tonight, August 12, you can enjoy the slightly moistened grass on the Observatory lawn at Battle Point while listening to The Paperboys in concert. This is another concert in the Bainbridge Island Parks’ Sounds of Summer series. The Paperboys are not all boys, and they have just about nothing to do with paper. They hail…

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Listen to Your Art

West Sound Academy Students to Host Music Festival Benefiting Trevor Project

In May, kids from West Sound Academy, the across-the-bridge 6-12 school attended by many Islanders, were awarded a North Kitsap-Poulsbo Rotary Club community service grant of $500 to support their project: a music festival. The festival, scheduled for later this month, will benefit The Trevor Project, a California-based nonprofit that provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ…

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Lee Grant

Academy-Award Winning Lee Grant to Visit Island (and Her Daughter)

There is an awkward, painful scene in Ordinary People when two characters played by Islander Dinah Manoff and Timothy Hutton reminisce about their time in a hospital psych ward after failed suicide attempts. For Hutton’s character, the memories are relatively good ones, and he relishes recalling them. But Manoff’s character is clearly distressed by the conversation—at the…

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Trees by Paula Ensign

Artists Rule the Rock This Weekend

It’s the weekend of the studio tours. All weekend, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today (August 7) and Saturday and on Sunday from 10 to 5, artists and craftspeople at five different studios will open their doors as part of the Bainbridge Island Studio Tour. And the same three days, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Bainbridge…

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Mt. St. Helens

Local Filmmakers Want to Hear from You About Mt. St. Helens Eruption

This year is the 35th anniversary of the eruption of Mt. St. Helens, which killed 57 people and thousands of animals, caused more than a billion dollars in damage, and laid waste to hundreds of square miles, 27 bridges, and 200 homes. If you were in Washington at that time, you probably remember exactly what you…

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Matuto at Battle Point Tonight: Raucous, Danceable Forró and Bluegrass

At tonight’s (July 29) plein air concert at Battle Point Park, the band Matuto will serve up some Brazilian style forró mixed with American bluegrass. Matuto started with the collaboration of guitarist Clay Ross who received a Fulbright grant to perform in Brazil and Portuguese-speaking forró accordionist Rob Curto who performed together in Recife in 2009. They were joined…

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From BI to Zutphen and Back Again: David Cohen Captures a Different Life in Photos

Island photographer David Cohen spent 13 months in 2012 and 2013 abroad with his family in Zutphen, Netherlands. Somewhere along the way he decided to take a photo per day to document his experience. The result is an 820-page electronic book of photos, text, and even video called Opening up and Letting Go. Cohen’s photos record…

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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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sundial by Sarah Lane

Photo of the Day: This Is Dedicated to the Sun I Love

Today, June 19, the Battle Point Astronomical Association is hosting the dedication of their new sundial, on the hill beside the observatory. The event happens from 1 to 2:30 this afternoon. The observatory will be open for tours, and people can use the solar telescopes to observe what makes that sundial show time. Refreshments will be served. We’ve…

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After 45 Years, Island Photographer Reunites with Mad Dogs, Englishmen in Concert and Rolling Stone

Linda Wolf, a Bainbridge writer and photographer, has had more than her share of success. She is the founder of Teen Talking Circles, was a staff photographer for the Los Angeles Citywide Mural Project, helped found Women in Photography International, co-authored three photography books, made the video montage I Am a Full Woman, was a featured photographer in 24 Hours…

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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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Bluegrass Festival dancing crowd

What Happened to the Bainbridge Bluegrass Festival?

Wondering about the Bainbridge Bluegrass Festival? The annual late July event that drew large crowds from across Kitsap and Seattle as well as enthusiastic Island locals for all-day music, food, and family fun never made it past the early planning stages this year. According to former organizer Norman Johnson, he attempted to pass on the…

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WWII Hero’s Medals Finally Land Home with Family on Bainbridge

[Updated July 16, 2015, at 5:28 p.m. and 11:32 a.m.] Lost World War II medals of a war hero are on their way home to the veteran’s family on Bainbridge Island. The nonprofit organization Purple Hearts Reunited recovered the medals two years ago and enlisted the help of the group Fundamentals of Genealogy to track down the…

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Sounds of Summer Concert This Wednesday Gets a Little Bit Country

The Bainbridge Island Park District is continuing its Sounds of Summer tradition of free Wednesday night concerts in the park, this season with all performances on the mobile stage at Battle Point Park. This week husband and wife duo Cloverdayle will serve up country stylings. Originating from the Pacific Northwest, in 2008 the couple launched their…

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waypoint welcome to bainbridge island

Hey, Artists: $42,000 Available for Your Waypoint Public Art Installation

The Executive Director of Arts & Humanities Bainbridge, Barbara Sacerdote, shared with the City Council at last week’s meeting, July 7, the organization’s plan for public art at the Waypoint, the park at the corner of 305 and Winslow Way. Sacerdote explained that the RFP content emerged from a meeting led by AHB to elicit public input…

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garden steps at Teri Cole's

Bainbridge in Bloom 2015 Tour and Photo Gallery

Orchestrated by Arts & Humanities Bainbridge with help from sponsors, this year’s Bloom tour featured six striking Bainbridge Island gardens, four on the south end and two nestled across the street from each other in Rolling Bay. Friday and Saturday, tour goers were treated to comfortably cooler temperatures under overcast skies, making for better photographing….

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Wood Witch

Bainbridge Gets Some Horror Cred with New Movie Filmed Here

Wood Witch: The Awakening is—no lie—about a tree that comes to life and scares the bejesus out of two young couples on a camping vacation. The movie, a co-production of Islander Courtney Jones’s Pod Intermedia and Under The Wire Productions, was shot on Bainbridge (and on the ferry and at Golden Gardens) using a number of Bainbridge and…

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