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2015 Island Treasures Are Diane Bonciolini, Gregg Mesmer, and Art Grice

The sixteenth Island Treasure Awards, which honor excellence in the arts and/or humanities, are usually given to two people. But this year the honor is being shared among three, largely because two of those people are so enmeshed in their work that they’ve fused their names together like molten glass. Diane Bonciolini and Gregg Mesmer of Mesolini…

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Grow Community

Grow Village Wins Two Big Green Awards

The National Association of Home Builders just bestowed upon the Bainbridge Island Grow Community the 2014 Platinum Award in the Best in American Living Green Community Category. Grow also won the Best in Green Development Award. Both awards were presented at the NAHB International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas this week. The eight-acre Grow Community is the…

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Revised Fundamentals

Filming Starts Today for Local Author Jonathan Evison’s ‘The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving’

Bainbridge author Jonathan Evison says his book The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving is semiautobiographical in that he shares some of the experiences of a number of his main characters, including the protagonist Ben. In the forthcoming movie of Evison’s book, actor Paul Rudd is playing Ben. Evison is pleased with the choice. “Yeah, it’s great,” he…

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Katie Vreedenburgh petting tigers in Thailand

BHS Grad in the Running to Host World Travel Series Needs Your Vote

Katie Vreedenburgh wants to show you the world. First she needs your vote to be chosen as the cohost of Global Degree, a web series featuring visits to the 195 countries of the United Nations. The web show, recently picked up by the Discovery Channel, is set to begin its second season and looking for…

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da Bears fans on Saturday Night Live

The Seahawks Shuffle and Remembering da Bears

Setting aside the barbaric brutality of football, corruption within the NFL, and criminal behavior of certain players, let’s just ride the high from yesterday’s game a little longer. You know the game I’m talking about, and it did not include the New England Patriots. Let’s pause and revisit the game that took the Seahawks to the…

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Robot Building

Spartronics Start Building Robot for 2015 “Recycle Rush” Competition

The challenge for this year’s First Robotics Competition was announced January 3 to robotics teams all across the world. Locally, teams gathered at Mountlake Terrace High to attend the kickoff event. Bainbridge’s champion Team 4915, the BHS Spartronics, were there with Coach Enrique Chee. Last year, the then-rookie Spartronics finished in the top 5 percent…

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fog at dusk by Marilynn Gottlieb

Photo-Poem of the Day for the Three People Not at the Seahawks Game

Thank you to award-winning photographer Marilynn Gottlieb for sharing this shot of a January evening on Bainbridge Island. Marilynn’s photos are picturesque, but they also often tell a story. This photo “Ground Fog at Dusk” invites the viewer in to wonder who is home and what they might be doing or even thinking and feeling….

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Kitsap Tours

Kitsap Tours Drives off into Sunset

After five years of operation, Kitsap Tours is closing its bus doors. Owners Jean and Jim Boyle say they “have decided to trade our bus for a camper van and spend some of our time exploring the back roads of this beautiful country and Canada while maintaining our home base here in Suquamish.” During those…

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Imitation Game

Lynwood Theatre Offers Weekly Open-Caption Screenings

Hearing-impaired film buffs can now see first-run films with captions every Tuesday at Lynwood Theatre. Open captioning is a process that displays dialogue on the bottom of the screen much as for foreign-language films. This extra service will be provided at no additional cost and will coincide with Senior Tuesday, when admission will remain $6.50 for…

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Bakery building

Fort Ward Bakery Project Uses “Dough” to Preserve History and Enhance Community

Back when Fort Ward was a fort, the parade grounds were used for parades, and servicemen lived in the now slowly decomposing barracks there, in the second decade of the last century, the brick bakery on Evergreen was used for making bread for the enlisted men. Since the decommissioning of the fort, the building has…

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Snark by Alan Levine

Here’s to a Snark-Free (or at Least Snark-Lite) New Year

One of the worst side effects of the Internet is snark, the snide + remark combo that so frequently slithers into comment streams on Web sites, including IB, and on Facebook and other social media. This past year we saw an increasing amount of snark and found it largely ugly and detrimental to our community….

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Bainbridge Cinemas One of Few Theaters to Show Controversial ‘Interview’

The Interview might have passed through movie theaters breezily with little fanfare had hackers not compromised Sony Pictures’ cybersecurity, threatening further payback if the movie weren’t pulled from the shelves. It’s not exactly a highbrow picture, a bromance with jokes about secret “packages” being hidden in unusual and uncomfortable places. But the movie, which features…

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Islanders Liz Ellis and Matt Longmire Launch a Web Series Film Fest

Liz Ellis is one of the founders of Honey Toad Studios and one of the creators of the popular Web series Wrecked. Matt Longmire is the founder of Northwest Films and the creator of the Web series The River. Both are from Bainbridge and you’ve certainly seen their video work promoting local productions and organizations. Along…

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fallen tree by Rene Hackl

Photo and Poems of the Day: Near Miss at Courthouse, Mouse, & ‘Disaster’

As we seek to control our circumstances with greater and greater exactitude and tell ourselves most days that we are immune to nature’s caprices, Robert Burns’s words from his 1785 poem “To A Mouse, On Turning Her Up In Her Nest With The Plough” still resonate: “The best laid plans of mice and men /…

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arms around bainbridge 2015 calendar

Arms Around Bainbridge’s 2015 Calendar Makes a Gorgeous Gift

From Oregon to California to Paris to Iceland and beyond the new Arms Around Bainbridge calendar features stunning highlights of Bainbridge-based photographer Pete Saloutos’s work over the course of the past year. And at $20, the one-of-a-kind, heavy-card-stock calendar is a steal you can feel good about, whether you’re buying it as a gift or to…

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Tomi & Henry Egashira

Bainbridge Historical Museum Awards a $5000 Raffle Prize

On December 1, the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum Raffle came to an end with the drawing that awarded long-time Islanders Tomi and Henry Egashira a check for $5000. Second prize, which was an Apple iPad mini, went to Sarah and Rudy Morosoff. But everyone who participated won something: All raffle tickets are good for free…

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Olympic Performance Group’s Nutcracker Lets Loose, Goes Roaring Twenties

Imagine Clara in the Roaring Twenties, surrounded by flappers, Keystone-like police, frenetic music, cartoonish action, and manic dance. The nutcracker is still there as is Uncle Drosselmeyer and Clara’s wild dream, but everything is infused with a libertine, pre-Depression excitement, and the rats wear uniforms and carry handcuffs. In 1960, Duke Ellington released a jazz…

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A Kitchen That Works

Local Design Company Wins Excellence in Remodeling Award for Best Kitchen over $60K

A Kitchen That Works LLC is a Bainbridge-based design-build firm founded by Molly Erin McCabe. McCabe, her partner Clive Pardy, and AKTW just won the Home Builders Association of Kitsap County’s Excellence in Remodeling (REX) Award for Best Kitchen over $60,000. This is not the first time for AKTW, which won the award in 2012,…

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Darling Children and Pan Medium

Ovation!’s Peter Pan Is Pure Fun (and Funny)

Ovation! Director Ron Milton described the company’s new production of Peter Pan as a “work of love,” and it shows. At the dress rehearsal last night before the opening performance today, December 5, some key performances and a happy, on-the-spot cast of silly adults and capable children lit up the stage and delighted the lucky…

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log on fairy dell trail

Alaska Airlines Magazine Visits Dave Guterson’s Bainbridge Island

An article in the December 2014 issue of Alaska Airlines Magazine takes a good long look at Bainbridge Island through the lens of local author Dave Guterson’s best-selling 1994 novel Snow Falling on Cedars. Featuring a photograph of our local Fairy Dell Trail by Paul Brians that first appeared on Inside Bainbridge, the article’s author…

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