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The Late Bob Burkholder Honored in New Film Opening Friday, Followup to ‘Old Goats’

Old Goats was the debut film of Islander Taylor Guterson. The film featured, among others, actors Britt Crosley and the late Bob Burkholder. Guterson’s new film, which opens Friday, September 19, at the Lynwood Theatre, features the same two actors and bears the name of one: Burkholder. Guterson, the son of novelist Dave Guterson, said that…

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Bainbridge Quilt Festival

Photos of the Day: Fussy Cuts and Reverse Appliqué in Downtown Winslow

Today’s (September 13) second annual Bainbridge Quilt Festival held by the Bainbridge Island Quilt Guild drew throngs to Winslow Way, made parking almost impossible, and blanketed (literally) storefronts and walls in quilts of all sizes and types. For two dollars visitors got to buy raffle tickets in the hopes of winning the quilt designed by Carolyn…

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Bainbridge Frog Nabbed from Colman Dock

A 45-pound frog has been reported missing from its temporary home at Colman Dock in Seattle. The 40″ x 30″ x 24″ sculpture on a large base had been on display at the Seattle Ferry Terminal for over a year, since last summer. Part of a community art project on Bainbridge Island that includes 36…

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Bainbridge Crowdsourced ‘Girl in a Tree’ Music Video Goes Live (w/ Video)

With collaborative contributions from Bainbridge Islanders young and old(er), Leif Utne has created a music video of his song “Girl in a Tree,” inspired by the recent tree sitting by Chiara D’Angelo. The music video protests the clearing of 830 trees by Visconsi Companies to build a mall at the corner of Highway 305 and…

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Port Townsend 2014 Wooden Boat Festival Photo Gallery

Some 300 wooden boats of wide-ranging size, design, and vintage were on display over the weekend, September 5-7, at the 38th Annual Wooden Boat Festival in Port Townsend, Washington. Festival-goers toured boats, attended workshops, and enjoyed live music and vendors selling food, art, boats, boat paraphernalia, and much more. Inspired by a wooden boat revival…

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Update: Visconsi Protest Song Going Viral; How You Can Help Make the Video

Updated at 3:38 p.m., September 4: The deadline to submit video clips has been extended to 6 p.m. Friday, September 5. Bainbridge Island resident Leif Utne, a musician and journalist formerly with Utne Reader, has written and recorded “Girl in a Tree,” a song inspired by the recent tree sitting by 19-year-old Chiara D’Angelo that…

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September in the Garden: Shepherd Your Yard into Fall

by Carina Langstraat, Landscape Designer September is historically one of the best weather months in the Pacific Northwest. Still, our gardens are tipping us off to the rhythms of fall, with the plants showing signs of getting just plain tired of performing. While the sunny days may warm our bones, plants are chilled by the…

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Hop to and Get Your Frog on the Rock Now

The 36 giant Frogs on the Rock will soon be hopping away. That’s because they’re being auctioned off and sent to live at their forever homes. Eighteen months ago, Islander Karin Lehotsky came up with the idea for a community art project involving frogs. In cooperation with the Bainbridge Island Downtown Association, Lehotsky and a…

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Deception Brass with Quilt

Photo of the Day: Military + Brass + Museums + Quilts

Yesterday, August 29, in celebration of Military Appreciation Day at three local museums—BIMA, KiDiMu, and Bainbridge Island Historical Museum—the Northwest Navy Band Deception Brass performed in the Island Gateway Plaza. They took a break to visit with the Bainbridge Island Modern Quilt Guild, which was giving a demo on repurposing old shirts into quilts and…

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Bob McAllister

Beloved Teacher and Poet, Bob McAllister, ‘The Mad Priest of Bainbridge,’ Takes His Leave

It is hard to find a life on this island untouched in some way by Bob McAllister, who died August 18, surrounded by his family. He was a beloved teacher, a poet, an actor, a director, a carpenter and home builder, a father and husband, a well-loved friend, a lover of classic cars, and a…

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Island Theatre 2014 TMPF

Got Some Time? Ten-Minute Play Festival This Weekend (w/ podcast)

What can happen in 10 minutes? You and your significant other can have a fight. You can be pushed to the edge of breakdown. You and a stranger can get to know each other. A lingerie saleslady can teach you a thing or two. You can call tech support and get high at the same…

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Listen to Two Island Teen Virtuosos: Catherine Edwards and Sophia Stoyanovich

Catherine Edwards who graduated from Bainbridge High School in June, is a cellist. Sophia Stoyanovich, another BHS June graduate, is a violinist already enjoying a successful career in music. In these two podcasts from Bainbridge Community Broadcasting, Bainbridge High School Radio Club members Hayden Tutty and Ryan Cox interview their fellow students about their music…

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Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial

Two Islanders Reflect on History of Japanese American Exclusion (w/ podcast)

At the end of May Congressman Derek Kilmer introduced a bill in the House to recognize a new name for the Bainbridge Island memorial to the 120,000 Japanese Americans who were forced from their homes to concentration camps during the Second World War, one that acknowledges their exclusion from mainstream American society. If passed, the…

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Seven BHS Band Members Represent Northwest in World Marching Band Championships

by Sarah Lane and Kristen Wiggins Drum Corps International, a.k.a. “Marching Music’s Major League,” is an International Drum and Bugle Corps group consisting of 22 World Class Corps and 25 Open Class Corps. Two of the World Class Corps represent the Northwest: the Seattle Cascades and the Oregon Crusaders (out of Portland). Between the two there are…

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Jessica Lynne

Wednesday Concert: Battle Point Goes a Little Bit Country with Jessica Lynne

Although she grew up in Denmark and now calls Seattle her home, Jessica Lynne is all country. She’s just getting going with her career—she released a four-song album in 2011 and a single in 2013, and she took the honors as Washington State winner in the Texaco Country Showdown, also in 2013. Earlier this year she…

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KHS Raises the Woof on the Rock(s): Get Your Tickets Now for This Catered Concert

Summer is far from over, and this season’s hottest act on the Rock is yet to come. The Kitsap Humane Society (KHS) is throwing a party (adults only) here on Bainbridge Island, and you’re invited. The brainchild of five KHS board members who live on Bainbridge, Raise the Woof promises to be the first of…

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USS Constellation by Robert Dashiell

‘America’s Flagship’ Aircraft Carrier USS Constellation (CV-64) Sails Past South Beach

The USS Constellation (CV-64), one of the nation’s most famous aircraft carriers, was towed past Bainbridge Island’s South Beach yesterday, August 8, on its 16,000-mile journey around South America toward its final destination at a Texas scrap facility. It left Bremerton yesterday morning, where it had been mothballed for almost a decade after its decommission…

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night sky by Elisabeth Robson

Stars in Your Eyes? A Guide to Photo- graphing at Night

by Elisabeth Robson I’ve always loved to look at the night sky. For most of my adult life, I’ve lived near big cities, and so I don’t often experience the full splendor of a sky filled with so many stars it’s overwhelming. I learned most clearly how much we modern folk are missing when I…

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Wednesday Concert Series Jams on with The Senate’s Driving Acoustics

The Bainbridge Island Park District’s free Wednesday evening concert series continues at Battle Point Park this week, August 6, from 7 to 8:30 with the Seattle-based acoustic rock trio The Senate. The Senate features Nick Drummond and Oliver Franklin on vocals and acoustic guitar and Andrew Pulkrabek on upright bass, acoustic bass guitar, and vocals. In 2008,…

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Ride, Bike, or Drone Yourself to the 14th Annual BI Studio Tour (with Podcast)

Forty-eight artists are getting ready for this weekend’s, August 8-10, Studio Tour, the twice-annual Bainbridge art show. The tour costs you nothing, you can customize it to meet your needs, and you can pretty much get to the five studios, which will be displaying paintings, pottery, jewelry, photography, glass, fiber, metal, sculpture, and garden art, any way…

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