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Bainbridge Bestselling Author Susan Wiggs Hosts Montana Book Group for Dream Visit

Eight Montanans, including three librarians, gathered yesterday evening (October 19) around a table topped with wine and hors d’oeuvres on the beach by the home of award-winning and The New York Times #1 bestselling author Susan Wiggs. The sun was setting, Mount Rainier was out, the ferry was lumbering past, and these women were having…

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Islander Talks About Her Depression and Her Friend’s New YA Novel, ‘Crazy’

With last week being Mental Illness Awareness Week, it seemed like the perfect time to meet with Patsy Reed, an Islander living with clinical depression, to talk about her role in Oregon writer Linda Phillips’s new young adult novel Crazy, which is a Junior Library Guild selection. Phillips, who will be giving a reading at Eagle…

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Genevieve Pierson

Spacecraft’s Morgan Terry Interviews Local Band Lemolo—Preview of Friday’s Concert

Lemolo is called a “band” but usually it’s been made up only of Poulsbo native and founder Meagan Grandall. Despite its small size, the band has a big, lush pop sound. Critics agree. Lemolo’s first album, The Kaleidoscope, was included in KEXP’s “Top Listener Voted Albums of 2012″ list, was a number-one best-seller at Sonic Boom…

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Letter to the Editor: Preview of Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra’s Season Opener

November marks the beginning of my fourth season as Music Director of the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra, and it is my pleasure to return to the podium as your conductor and musical guide. Together we have explored jewels of the orchestra repertory as well as works by lesser-known and emerging composers. This season we have four…

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Port Blakely

Bainbridge’s “Bustling Maritime Industrial Complex”

A new exhibit at the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum exhibit focuses on what the curators describe as the Island’s one-time “bustling maritime industrial complex”: the Port Blakely Mill. Port Blakely: Portrait of a Mill Town examines what about a century ago was ”the largest, highest producing, sawmill in the world,” employing workers from around the globe….

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BHS Band Marches Away from Peninsula Classic with Top Honors

The 2014 Peninsula Classic, the early-season competition for marching bands across Washington, was held in Silverdale this year, on September 27. So the Bainbridge High School Marching Band didn’t have to travel far to pick up three top honors. The Spartans finished first in the A division and 3rd overall at the competition. The band’s…

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October in the Garden: Protect Your Beds and Seed That Lawn

by Carina Langstraat, Landscape Designer October is the time to protect your garden with a green cover crop and leaf mulch; seed your lawn; plant garlic; and hold off on pruning your hydrangeas and ornamental grasses. Plant Your “Green Manure” Green manure is the term used to describe protecting your garden soil with a living plant,…

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wooden bridge by Karen Roe

Reflections on a Season of Relentless Abundance: Gardening Is About Love, Not Logic

by Carina Langstraat, Landscape Designer First it was the peas—for me in late June. Before that there was lettuce but that doesn’t count in my mind because it comes so early I still see it as proof that it really will all happen again, despite what I thought in frigid January. Then came the garlic,…

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bubbles by Joe Michael

Welcome Fall: It’s the Autumnal Equinox

Today, September 22, marks the autumnal equinox, one of two times of year when the days and nights are just about equal in length at all latitudes. The other day is the vernal equinox, in March. The Earth’s axis is tilted neither toward nor away from the sun. The word equinox comes from the Latin aequus,…

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Bainbridge Artisans Raise a Community BARN (w/ Photo Gallery & Podcast)

So far, what’s been raised are the acronym on a sign, a bunch of money, 2,000 square feet of rented space for the members of the Bainbridge Artisans Resource Network, and lots of furniture and equipment. But an actual barn is in the works too—more on that later. In the meantime, community members of all…

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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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