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Islander’s Memoir of ‘Living Closer to the Ground’ Picked up by Patagonia

Bainbridge Island writer Dylan Tomine spent a year exploring the food options available for foraging in the Puget Sound environment and then wrote a book about it. Closer to the Ground: An Outdoor Family’s Year on the Water, In the Woods and at the Table was just re-released last month, fully revised, in paperback format by Patagonia,…

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Day of the Dead

Traen Sus Ofrendas Para el Día de los Muertos en la BIMA

The Bainbridge Island Museum of Art is inviting the living to remember the dead through its second annual Day of the Dead celebration. In 2014, BIMA held a one-day celebration, but this year the museum is extending the exhibition for eight days. Day of the Dead is a Mexican cultural celebration in which family and…

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Spirits & Spirits Fest Continues with ‘Beetlejuice’ at Lynwood Wednesday

The Spirits & Spirits Fest, which is sponsored by the North Kitsap Tourism Coalition, launched Saturday evening with a nighttime Ghost Walk of Port Gamble led by Pete Orbea, a paranormal investigator. Since then it’s continued with specials at restaurants, bars, wineries, distilleries, breweries, lodging establishments, and local attractions around North Kitsap County. Tomorrow night,…

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Grace Episcopal by Cutler Anderson Architects

BI Architect James Cutler to Be Inducted into National Academy

The National Academy Museum and School, which was founded in 1825, is dedicated to preserving a living history of American art and architecture. Prior inductees into the Academy include Frank Gehry, I. M. Pei, Richard Meier, Robert A. M. Stern, Richard Serra, James Turrell, Maya Lin, Jim Dine, Chuck Close, Deborah Butterfield, and Claes Oldenburg. That distinguished membership…

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Celluloid Bainbridge

Bainbridge Goes Celluloid This Weekend

This weekend the 17th annual Celluloid Bainbridge film festival takes over the screen at the Lynwood Theatre. The films all have ties to Bainbridge—either they are about the Island in some way or they’re made by Islanders. The headliner is Zach Ingrasci’s and Chris Temple’s inspirational and, at times, wrenching documentary about the Syrian refugee…

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maple in heather

Island Erupts in Shameless Display of Color (Photo Gallery)

Island photographer Paul Brians was at the scene, October 13, when the Island spontaneously disrobed into a travesty of unabashed exorbitance. He managed to capture, in the act, displays of lavish autumnal color, an exuberance of mistimed springliness, and an overdose of floral enthusiasm. Brians took the photos during one hour on Ericksen Avenue and a bit…

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‘Rockaway,’ New TV Show to Be Based and Filmed on Bainbridge

Award-winning Bainbridge native filmmaker Garrett Bennett has made his hometown the focus and the set for his next project. Rockaway, a TV drama that stars local actors Ted Dowling (currently starring in BPA’s Hair) and Meredyth Yund, Northern Exposure‘s Cynthia Geary who lives in Kirkland, and Hollywood actor Eric Roberts, is a mystery, possibly a paranormal one,…

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Yama by Sarah Lane

Yama Preliminary Report—Find out What the First Year of Study Uncovered

The 2015 Preliminary Archaeology Report on the study of the Port Blakely Yama historical site has just been released. The report summarizes the field research conducted this summer by the Olympic College Archaeology Field School in collaboration with the BI Historical Museum, BI Metro Parks & Recreation, BI Japanese American Community, BI Historic Preservation Commission, and…

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Waypoint power lines

Letter to the Editor: Bury the Wires

I think the money for art at Waypoint would be better spent putting the utility poles underground at that intersection. The first thing one notices coming off the ferry is the incredible array of wires that obscure anything happening in the park or museum. Perhaps Puget Sound Energy could make that a public relations contribution…

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The Traveler Travels Across the Street—Grand Re-Opening Saturday

The Traveler, Bainbridge’s go-to spot for luggage, maps, and other travel gear, is 20 years old. To celebrate the anniversary, the owners just moved it across the street to the location formerly occupied by Paper Products Etc. To celebrate the move, they’re having a Grand Opening Party this Saturday, October 3, from 9:30 a.m. to…

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“Pod,” a Glowing Steel Basket, to Be Unveiled at BPA Tonight

Bainbridge has a renewed piece of public art in a new location. It’s called “Pod,” and it is a hand-woven steel and cast resin sculpture featuring an interior diorama. Tonight, October 1, the piece, by artists Kristin Tollefsen and Duke Grenier, will have its official unveiling in its permanent location on the lawn of Bainbridge Performing…

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Bainbridge Org. Makes Sure Malala’s Story Gets Heard in Myanmar

In 2014, Malala Yousafzai became the youngest person, at age 17, ever to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, which she shared with Indian child labor opponent Kailash Satyarthi. The award recognized Yousafzai’s lifelong struggle for women’s and children’s rights. Targeted because of her advocacy for the education of girls including through a BBC blog, in…

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Lunar Eclipse by Robert Dashiell

Photos of the Day: Bloody Moon Sunday

Island photographer Robert Dashiell joined a host of others at Pritchard Park eager to grab a shot of the rare lunar eclipse Sunday, September 27. This type of combination “supermoon” plus total lunar eclipse hasn’t happened since 1982. The moon, which is very close to Earth right now, appeared as much as 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than…

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Bakery Project by Friends of Fort Ward

3 Local Firms Contribute Services to Fort Ward Bakery Project

The Fort Ward Bakery building, which used to be the center of bread making for the enlisted men at the Fort, is being renovated and converted into a community hall for the Fort Ward area. Three Bainbridge Island firms—Wenzlau Architects, Browne Wheeler Engineers, and Fischer Bouma Partnership planning and design studio—have pledged to contribute their services to the…

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Heyday Farm

SOLD OUT: History Museum Is Lying—Again

This event is now sold out (9/18/15). The Bainbridge Island Historical Museum is holding its fourth annual Lives and Lies fundraising party on Saturday, September 19. This time, the focus of their lies is Eagledale’s heritage. You probably didn’t know that Eagledale was once a Nike missile site, but that’s true, probably, as is the fact that…

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Quilt Show by Paul Brians

Photos of the Day: Saturday’s Quilt Show (as a Quilt)

Photographer Paul Brians took a micro view of Saturday’s (September 12) annual Quilt Show on Winslow Way. Framing each photograph as a quilt square, he made a quilt of photos to reflect on the day’s event. Click on each photo to see it enlarged. … Powered by Cincopa Video Hosting for Business solution.2015 Quilt Showhexagon.jpgflash 16cameramake…

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Aurora Borealis

Video of the Day: Aurora Borealis Over Ferries

The night of September 9 we had a rare aurora borealis in Puget Sound skies. Meg McDonald of Wild Northwest Beauty Photography captured a time lapse video of the phenomenon, more commonly known as the Northern Lights, complete with ferry and airplane crossings. Although the aurora borealis is usually seen farther north, we get them too when the…

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BHS Grad Makes Science Pop Up on Ferry Sunday

Nina Arens is a 2005 Bainbridge High School grad who loves science. She loves it so much that she makes it pop up suddenly at unexpected times and in unusual places, including on ferry crossings. Her business, Pop-Up Science, which is a traveling museum that engages kids in the scientific world, will show up tomorrow, Sunday, September 12,…

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winged pig by Sarah Lane

Photos of the Day: Pig Flew. Pig Came Home, Married

The blue pig that seasonally sits along Miller Road just south of Day Road flew south or somewhere in early spring and reappeared this summer, reportedly on top of the Welcome-to-Bainbridge sign at the Rotary Park. Now it is back home again until the next pignapping. It came home with a pink, winged wife who…

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Bainbridge History Timeline by Sarah Lane

Bainbridge in History: The 1950s

We’d like to thank the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum for their help with this feature on Island history. We’re starting with the 1950s in honor of the T&C remodel completion. T&C Opens Big. Last week, the Town & Country Market remodel was pretty much wrapped up. Just 58 years ago the market opened its doors for the first…

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