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Proposed Rolling Bay Development Aims to ‘Do It Right’

For Lisa Martin, the owner of Rolling Bay Land Company, the development proposed for the north side of the Rolling Bay “town square” is her first commercial development venture. But she is trying to “do everything right.” For one thing, she said she wants to hear what people want to see in the space. She’s already…

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Letter to the Editor: ‘Listening’ to Music Not Possible in a Bar

I am hoping that some of your readers will be able to help me settle a “discussion” that has been happening in my household since going to see, and not hear, the band St. Paul de Vence at the Treehouse Cafe last Saturday night. Not just Saturday night but on several occasions lately, I have gone…

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Lindsay Masters

Lindsay Masters Named New ED of Bainbridge Arts & Crafts

Lindsay Masters gets around. She used to work for Microsoft as a writer, editor, and manager. Then she worked at the local print paper covering arts and culture news and at Arts Humanities Bainbridge, formerly known as the Bainbridge Island Arts & Humanities Council, as Communications Manager. In 2013, she became Publicist for Bainbridge Arts…

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Fort Ward Youth Advisory Wins Five Blakely Awards

The Historic Preservation Commission presented five Preservation Leader Blakely Awards to the Fort Ward Youth Advisory Committee for its work preserving the Fort Ward Bakery. The Commission also presented a Project of Excellence award to Joe and Beth Claseman for the restoration of the 150-year-old McRedmond Cabin. Erik Appleberry, Aila Ikuse, Kate Merifield, Mark Dettman,…

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Spartronics in St. Louis

Spartronics Finish Season in Top 7 Percent of the Universe

Bainbridge High School Spartronics, Team 4915, sparkled at the FIRST Robotics World Championships in St. Louis, Missouri, April 22,-25, finishing in the top 7 percent of teams across the globe. The team competed in 10 qualification rounds, one of which had a record high score of 265 points. Out of the 608 teams that qualified and attended the competition,…

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May in the Garden: Sow Veggies, Fertilize Rhodies & Plant Dahlia Bulbs

by Carina Langstraat, landscape designer May’s warming temperatures and rain create the perfect storm for weeds. But if you need a break from staying ahead of the invaders, here are a few enjoyable alternatives that will make you feel more like a gardener than a weed whacker. Sow Veggies During the first half of the month,…

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Yoga Man by Sarah Lane

Photo of the Day: Yoga Man Poses on a New Rock

Ethan Currier’s rock sculpture, a figure in Vrksasana pose, which for about 9 months until the fall of 2013 sat atop Blakely Rock and was visible from the ferry, has a new home on a pile of rocks on this rock. Currier re-erected the statue in its new permanent home at the corner of Miller and Day…

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cherry tree in bloom by peter brantley

April in the Garden: Fertilize Now, But Wait to Plant Those Annuals

by Carina Langstraat, landscape designer It’s Time to Fertilize Your plants are now waking up and in need of nutrition so they are well-prepared for all the work that lies ahead of them this growing season. A lot of folks like the slow release fertilizers, but those are sometimes too slow for me. I find that…

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Starstruck Ferry Riders Get Some Eye Candy Today

If you happened to be on the 9:35 ferry from Seattle to Bainbridge or the 10:25 to Seattle on Thursday morning you probably spotted a Grey’s Anatomy film crew and possibly actor Patrick Dempsey. And, yes, that helicopter above was part of the film crew, taking aerial footage. According to Washington State Ferries (WSF) Communications spokesperson…

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Bloedel Beats out White House for Greatest American Lawn

Grass Seed USA, a national coalition of grass seed farmers and agricultural educators whose mission is “to share the benefits of maintaining a healthy, environmentally friendly natural grass lawn,” has just named the Bloedel Reserve the Greatest American Lawn. Bloedel was up against the lawn at Central Park in NYC, The Lawn at the University of…

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Spartronics Team 4915 Needs You on 4/9/15 to Get to World Championships

The Spartronics Robotics Team won’t have their day again for another 100 years, but this Thursday, 4/9/15, the calendar has lined up to match their FIRST Robotics team number, 4915. They’ve asked the City Council to issue a proclamation, making it Spartronics Day on Bainbridge, which the Council will do  at tonight’s (April 7) meeting….

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Your Chance to Welcome Wildflowers and Native Plants into Your Life

Three events are coming together to fill your life with indigenous flora in April. Photographer Paul Brians’ Bainbridge wildflower photography exhibit just opened at the Bainbridge Library on Friday, April 3. The exhibit, which will be up all month, consists of 55 photos taken on the Island, showcasing our native plants. Then this Thursday, April 9, at…

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chocolate easter bunnies

The Funny Bunny Pages: Happy Easter and Chag Pesach Sameach!

Happy holiday! Here are some Easter Bunny jokes for the whole family:   Q. What does the Easter Bunny get for making a basket? A. Two points like everybody else!   Q. What do you call a rabbit with fleas? A. Bugs Bunny.   Q. Why did the Easter Bunny hide the egg? A. Because…

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City Finalizes Location of New Police Station

by Sarah Lane and Julie Hall After more than a year of citizen meetings, consultant work and presentations, and Council discussions, the City Council has finally made a decision about where to locate a new police station for the Island. At Tuesday night’s (March 31) meeting, Councilmembers voted 6-1 in favor of a parcel located…

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UW Scientists Say Bainbridge Island Is Sinking and Drifting at an Alarming Rate

Scientists at the University of Washington have reported startling geological findings about Bainbridge Island. UW’s Geophysics and Tectonic Dynamics Department Chairperson Dr. Joshua Boule announced yesterday, March 31, results from a 20-year study indicating that Bainbridge is sinking and drifting northward. “We have been tracking the Island’s mean perimeter and center mass since 1994. With modern laser-based measuring…

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You Might Hear Roses Singing at Bloedel During National Poetry Month

I can sit on the top of a dune as motionless as an uprise of weeds, until the foxes run by unconcerned. I can hear the almost unhearable sound of the roses singing. —Mary Oliver, from “How I Go to the Woods” Maybe poet Oliver has spent time at Bloedel where the roses sing. Poets—and poetry—certainly…

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BARN Closer to Raising Its Permanent Roof—See the Design

The Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network, or BARN, which has been operating out of rented space in Rolling Bay, is well on its way to creating a permanent home for the work and collaboration of its many, skilled members. BARN spokesperson Carolyn Goodwin said the nonprofit organization is “rapidly outgrowing our temporary facility on Rolling Bay.” The good news, she reports,…

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Japanese American Exclusion Memorial

Work-Party & Kilmer Speech Commemor- ation for 73rd Anniversary of Exclusion

Seventy-three years ago, Japanese American residents of Bainbridge Island were forced to leave their homes and board a ferry that would take them on the first leg of a long journey to concentration camps around the country for the duration of World War II. To commemorate the significance and the long-term effects of that event,…

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Yoga Man to Reappear in a New, Highly Visible Island Location

Remember the giant Yoga Man in perpetual vrksasana pose on Blakely Rock visible from the Bainbridge-Seattle ferry? After the 11-foot-plus 1,500-pound granite statue tumbled from its perch on September 8 of 2013, it went into seclusion. But now Yoga Man will be making a grand statement in a new, permanent, and highly visible home on Bainbridge…

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Celebrate the Past by Making Your Blakely Award Nominations Today

The Blakely Awards honor historic preservation on the Island. They’re given each year (since 2011) to a Project of Excellence, an outstanding historic preservation or restoration project of significant value to the community, and a Preservation Leader, an individual who or organization that has demonstrated community leadership in promoting historic preservation. The Bainbridge Island Historic Preservation Commission is giving…

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