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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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J’Aime les Crêpes Sends an American to Paris and Brings Home the Eiffel Tower

J’Aime les Crêpes owner Paul Pluska just brought a little bit (more) of France to his Bainbridge crêperie with his new Eiffel Tower art piece, and now he’s sending something back—an American in Paris. Pluska is providing a “job benefit and training” opportunity for his senior crêpemakers/baristas by giving them the gift of France, literally. In…

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BIHM

Everything Old Is New Again: History Museum’s New Leadership and Slick Website

Things are being freshened up at the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum. The Board of Directors just got two new officers: Karen Beierle was elected to replace Karen Wilson as president and Everett DuBois to replace Tom Thatcher as Vice President. Carolyn Hart will continue as Treasurer and Bernie Baker as Secretary. But more noticeable is the museum’s easier…

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BHS Grad Begins to Make a Name in Hollywood

Cali Fredrichs graduated from Bainbridge High School in 2004. Since then, she has steadily been building a career for herself on the small and big screens. In 10 days (on March 26), you’ll see her as the guest star on an episode of “Grey’s Anatomy.” But you’ve probably already seen Fredrichs without realizing it. Know that horror-film Geico…

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Sarah Mather in Carousel

BHS Junior’s Star Rises Again and Life’s a Carousel

Sarah Mather, a junior at Bainbridge High School, is an actor, a dancer, a singer—and a rising star. Again. She was recently selected by Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre for the second year in a row to be part of the Rising Star Project, which stages a teen production of the same show being put on by…

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Bainbridge Saxophone Quintet

BHS Musicians Win at District Contest, Head to State

by Christine Brown Bainbridge High School (BHS) students competed in the Olympic Educators Music Association (OMEA) Solo and Ensemble district competition at Central Kitsap High School on February 20. This year, three individuals and two ensembles from Bainbridge won their division and qualified to compete at the State Solo and Ensemble competition on April 24-25…

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Bakery Building

Fort Ward Community Hall Project Gets $10,000 Boost

The Fort Ward Youth Advisory Committee, which is spearheading the effort to restore the old Fort Ward Bakery and convert it into a community center, got some good news this week. Bainbridge Island project management firm OTWB Inc. announced it will donate in-kind services valued at $10,000 to the Fort Ward Community Hall project. Teens Eric…

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eagle harbor stone chimney

A Remnant of ‘the Last Whorehouse on Bainbridge’

[Updated March 6, 5:58 p.m.] If you get around the Island much you’ve likely noticed the old stone chimney that stands at the head of Eagle Harbor on Eagle Harbor Drive near Blakely Avenue. For old-time Islanders, the lone chimney is more than a charming oddity. Many know it to have been at one time…

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brofsky print "The Folly of the Beast

Bainbridge Artist Lynn Brofsky Discusses Her Work & Exhibit at SAM

There is something that feels new about how Bainbridge-based artist Lynn Brofsky features the figure in her work. Nearly always women, Brofsky’s figures break convention in that they are neither objectified nor idealized, neither sexualized, sentimentalized, nor angrily reactionary. Rather, they bear intelligent witness to the scenes upon which they are painted, representing Brofsky herself as…

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Snow Falling on Cedars

A Big Snow About to Fall on Cedars: An Exclusion Survivor’s Daughter Sets the Stage

“Snow Falling on Cedars,” the play, is about to open at Bainbridge Performing Arts. It is at the heart of a whirlwind of activities all centered around FDR’s Executive Order 9066 and the subsequent forced exclusion of Japanese Americans during World War II and all culminating March 30th on the anniversary of when it began in 1942,…

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Joslyn

Bainbridge Musician Returns Home for Benefit Concert After Devastating Fire

Bainbridge-bred musician Andrew Joslyn and his partner Susy Sun lost their beloved cat Mendelssohn and almost all of their possessions in a Seattle apartment fire on January 4th. The fire, which was caused by an electrical wiring problem, happened when Joslyn and Sun were out of town. Destroyed in the fire were a collection of music…

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March in the Garden: Revive, Divide and Stop to Smell the Sarcococca

by Carina Langstraat, Landscape Designer Last month I directed readers to prune their fruit trees. Not one to give advice I don’t follow myself, I punctiliously headed off to our orchard with my Felcos and folding hand saw in an attempt to continue the process I began last year of bringing our old, neglected orchard back…

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Wes McClain

This Year’s Amy Goes to Wes

Printmaker Wes McClain has just been named the 2015 recipient of the Bainbridge Arts & Crafts/Bainbridge Island Arts & Humanities Council Amy Award for Emerging Artists. The Amy Award has been given annually since 2001 to a young (they have to be under 35), emerging artist from Bainbridge Island whose work demonstrates “a sense of quality, creativity, exploration,…

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orcas island water view

Washington State Ferries Says Reserve Early for San Juans Travel

Planning a trip to the San Juan Islands this spring or summer? Washington State Ferries (WSF) is recommending a reservation, and the sooner the better. WSF reports that its new reservation system, launched in January, for travel in the San Juans is already seeing tremendous use and saving travelers disappointment and long wait times. Between…

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new T&C sign frame with maker Rory Thorrott

New T&C Reader Board Frame Pops a Wheelie

by Sarah Lane and Julie Hall Town and Country’s new reader board just got framed this morning, courtesy of local metal worker Rory Thurrott. Thurrott, pictured on the left, created the new steel frame in his Bainbridge Island shop, Rory’s Custom Fabrication, on Eagle Harbor Drive. He put wheels on the frame so he could literally…

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Kate DiCamillo

National Ambassador for Kid’s Lit. Kate DiCamillo Visiting BI This Week

It’s not everyday that Bainbridge Island hosts an ambassador. But this Thursday, February 26, Kate DiCamillo, who is the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, will be paying a visit to Bainbridge to give an evening presentation to the public. Earlier in the day, DiCamillo will meet with more than 250 fourth graders from the public schools….

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The Waypoint engraving

Council Gives Go-Ahead to $45,000 Public Art Project at Waypoint

On February 3, the City Council gave the thumbs-mostly-up in a 5-1 (Councilmember Val Tollefson was absent) vote to the Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities Council’s proposal for public art at The Waypoint Park. Councilmembers expressed some unease about the project, not because any of them professed to be anti-art but largely because the budget…

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Side by Side by Sondheim

BPA Production Adds New Side to ‘Side by Side by Sondheim’

“Side by Side by Sondheim” is a musical revue that was created when actor-singer Dame Cleo Laine and her musician husband John Dankworth asked actor and singer David Kernan to put together a show for a benefit for a local theater company they owned. Kernan and director Ned Sherrin decided to use Stephen Sondheim material for the…

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