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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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cello and violin

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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raise the woof khs fundraiser

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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the senate

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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anemone flowers

August in the Garden

by Carina Langstraat, Landscape Designer Madronas Dropping Their Leaves Madronas are one of the few trees that drop their leaves at the end of July and early August. If you aren’t prepared for this, it’s common to believe the tree is in distress, which can then lead to valiant efforts to “save” the tree by…

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Laura Love

Wednesday Concert: Laura Love Trio Brings Heart to the Rock

Laura Love is an icon. If you’re too young to be familiar with her, you can start with the fact that she’s been everywhere: Carnegie Hall, San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall, Royce Hall in Los Angeles, Washington Center for the Arts in Olympia, the Aladdin Theater in Portland, Oregon, the Newport Folk Festival, the Telluride…

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Johnpaul Jones

Bainbridge Architect Johnpaul Jones Awarded National Humanities Medal

On Tuesday, July 22, President Obama announced the ten 2013 winners of the National Humanities Medals. These medals recognize outstanding achievements in history, cultural studies, filmmaking, cultural commentary, and historic preservation—specifically, work that has “deepened the nation’s understanding of the humanities, broadened our citizens’ engagement with the humanities, or helped preserve and expand Americans’ access…

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Bluegrass Festival Preview: Podcast with Event Coordinator Mary Anne Moorman

This is the first post in our new collaboration with Bainbridge Community Broadcasting. BCB is a nonprofit, all-volunteer audio broadcasting organization under the umbrella of Sustainable Bainbridge. Currently they are creating podcasts about community news and events. Soon they hope to be streaming live on the Internet. In our partnership, IB will be sharing BCB podcasts with…

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The Jaybirds

Wednesday Concert: The Jaybirds Bring Their Bluegrass to Battle Point

John Reischman and the Jaybirds play like they’re married—happily. The five members of this string bluegrass band have an easy familiarity with each other and they work together seamlessly. There’s no crazy drama, there’s no showboating. This is a band of pros who like what they do and do it well. So well in fact…

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Virginia V

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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Ovation!’s ‘Evita’ Is So Large It Will Not Be Contained

When Director Ron Milton introduced Ovation! Musical Theatre’s Production of Evita last night, July 17, at the dress rehearsal, he called it “a big puppy of a show,” which is a serious understatement. Evita is more like a Great Dane. The stage barely contains this company, which has steadily grown in reach, ambition, and achievement….

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bloedel home

Letter to the Editor: The Director of the Bloedel Reserve Invites You to Visit Sans Car

For twenty-five years, the Bloedel Reserve has tried to solve the one question that riddles every business on Bainbridge Island outside of Winslow: How can we get walk-on visitors from the ferry out to the Reserve? We’ve dreamed of purchasing shuttle buses and considered making arrangements with RideShare companies, but nothing panned out. So imagine…

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Matuto by vincent soyez

World Music Band Matuto Plays Wednesday at Battle Point Park

Missed last week’s kick-off Wednesday Concert in the Park? The good news is that this Wednesday you can catch (for free) the Pan-American music of Matuto, described as “joyous, ebullient” by the Chicago Tribune. Guitarist and vocalist Clay Ross and accordionist Rob Curto put their musical talents together to earn a prestigious Fulbright grant to travel to Brazil,…

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Virginia Mason