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Matuto at Battle Point Tonight: Raucous, Danceable Forró and Bluegrass

At tonight’s (July 29) plein air concert at Battle Point Park, the band Matuto will serve up some Brazilian style forró mixed with American bluegrass. Matuto started with the collaboration of guitarist Clay Ross who received a Fulbright grant to perform in Brazil and Portuguese-speaking forró accordionist Rob Curto who performed together in Recife in 2009. They were joined…

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From BI to Zutphen and Back Again: David Cohen Captures a Different Life in Photos

Island photographer David Cohen spent 13 months in 2012 and 2013 abroad with his family in Zutphen, Netherlands. Somewhere along the way he decided to take a photo per day to document his experience. The result is an 820-page electronic book of photos, text, and even video called Opening up and Letting Go. Cohen’s photos record…

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kidimu-building by KiDiMu

KiDiMu & Coates: New Interactive Solar Installation in the Works

There’s a new exhibit in the works at KiDiMu, and it is going to be the result of a collaboration between Coates Design Architects and community kids, supported by a kickoff grant from the D.V. and Ida J. McEachern Charitable Trust. The installation will be an interactive solar-powered water table for the outdoor play space. The…

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01 Virginia V by Paul Brians

Views of the Island from the Virginia V (Photo Gallery)

by Paul Brians Back in the 90s, before we had moved to the Island, my wife and I took the Virginia V steamer on a sail around Bainbridge. We’ve been talking about repeating the experience, and this year decided to share it with our new neighbors, Phyllis and David Sigmond, who are still learning about…

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sundial by Sarah Lane

Photo of the Day: This Is Dedicated to the Sun I Love

Today, June 19, the Battle Point Astronomical Association is hosting the dedication of their new sundial, on the hill beside the observatory. The event happens from 1 to 2:30 this afternoon. The observatory will be open for tours, and people can use the solar telescopes to observe what makes that sundial show time. Refreshments will be served. We’ve…

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After 45 Years, Island Photographer Reunites with Mad Dogs, Englishmen in Concert and Rolling Stone

Linda Wolf, a Bainbridge writer and photographer, has had more than her share of success. She is the founder of Teen Talking Circles, was a staff photographer for the Los Angeles Citywide Mural Project, helped found Women in Photography International, co-authored three photography books, made the video montage I Am a Full Woman, was a featured photographer in 24 Hours…

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Family Art Day

Art to Kidnap Island Families This Saturday

Art is descending upon our little Island this Saturday, July 18, and taking over your entire family. The Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA) and Kids Discovery Museum (KiDiMu) are teaming up to present the 2nd Annual Family Art Day. What does that mean? It means that the museums and the plaza in between them…

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Bluegrass Festival dancing crowd

What Happened to the Bainbridge Bluegrass Festival?

Wondering about the Bainbridge Bluegrass Festival? The annual late July event that drew large crowds from across Kitsap and Seattle as well as enthusiastic Island locals for all-day music, food, and family fun never made it past the early planning stages this year. According to former organizer Norman Johnson, he attempted to pass on the…

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WWII Hero’s Medals Finally Land Home with Family on Bainbridge

[Updated July 16, 2015, at 5:28 p.m. and 11:32 a.m.] Lost World War II medals of a war hero are on their way home to the veteran’s family on Bainbridge Island. The nonprofit organization Purple Hearts Reunited recovered the medals two years ago and enlisted the help of the group Fundamentals of Genealogy to track down the…

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Sounds of Summer Concert This Wednesday Gets a Little Bit Country

The Bainbridge Island Park District is continuing its Sounds of Summer tradition of free Wednesday night concerts in the park, this season with all performances on the mobile stage at Battle Point Park. This week husband and wife duo Cloverdayle will serve up country stylings. Originating from the Pacific Northwest, in 2008 the couple launched their…

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waypoint welcome to bainbridge island

Hey, Artists: $42,000 Available for Your Waypoint Public Art Installation

The Executive Director of Arts & Humanities Bainbridge, Barbara Sacerdote, shared with the City Council at last week’s meeting, July 7, the organization’s plan for public art at the Waypoint, the park at the corner of 305 and Winslow Way. Sacerdote explained that the RFP content emerged from a meeting led by AHB to elicit public input…

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garden steps at Teri Cole's

Bainbridge in Bloom 2015 Tour and Photo Gallery

Orchestrated by Arts & Humanities Bainbridge with help from sponsors, this year’s Bloom tour featured six striking Bainbridge Island gardens, four on the south end and two nestled across the street from each other in Rolling Bay. Friday and Saturday, tour goers were treated to comfortably cooler temperatures under overcast skies, making for better photographing….

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Wood Witch

Bainbridge Gets Some Horror Cred with New Movie Filmed Here

Wood Witch: The Awakening is—no lie—about a tree that comes to life and scares the bejesus out of two young couples on a camping vacation. The movie, a co-production of Islander Courtney Jones’s Pod Intermedia and Under The Wire Productions, was shot on Bainbridge (and on the ferry and at Golden Gardens) using a number of Bainbridge and…

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Lezzi and Fehsenfeld by Gary Matoso

BHS Grads Kayaking to Alaska: Local Filmmaker Following Their Journey

The distance, as the kayaker kayaks, to Skagway, Alaska, is 1,200 miles. Two BHS grads who are local rowers have turned around to face forward as they paddle the long distance from Fay Bainbridge Park, up the east side of Vancouver Island, to the small town in the 50th state’s Mud Bay. Luca Lezzi, 22, and Xander Fehsenfeld,…

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Bainbridge in Bloom

Bainbridge Ready to Bloom for the 27th Time

This Friday and Saturday, July 10-11, Arts & Humanities Bainbridge will rock six gardens for the 27th annual Bainbridge in Bloom garden tour. We can’t tell you much about the actual gardens as the six locations remain top secret until Friday. But we can tell you how you can join in the ogling and oohing and aahing. But…

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fireworks paul brians

July 4th 2015 Fireworks Highlights

Citizen fireworks were banned this Fourth of July season because of extreme fire danger, but the annual display over Eagle Harbor got the green (and every other color) light for a big spectacular go last night as dusk finally settled in. Thanks to Bainbridge Island photographers Pete Saloutos and Paul Brians for sharing a few…

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July in the Garden

by Carina Langstraat Landscape Designer Spring delivers a rich visual return on the gardener’s investment, but July and August are a different matter altogether. If you don’t put some effort into sustaining action, things will peter out much earlier than they need to. Part of the reason the spring garden is independently active is due to…

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protection island sign with eagle

Protection Island Wildlife Refuge a Precious Haven in Our Midst (w/ Photo Gallery)

About 7 miles west of Port Townsend at the entrance to Discovery Bay is a remarkable 364-acre (half square-mile) land mass that despite its modest size serves as the nesting ground for nearly three-quarters of Puget Sound’s seabirds. If Protection Island’s irresistibly colorful tufted puffins aren’t impressive enough, there are also some 20,000 pairs of…

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Millican's hawk

Eagle Harbor Student’s Scrap Metal Sculpture to Take Flight at Auction

Greg Millican is only 17 but he’s already got a reputation on the Island as a metal artist. He won a student art show for a metal hand he made. Then he took First Place in 3D Sculpture for his metal scorpion at a spring art competition sponsored by Bainbridge Island Arts and Crafts. He…

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jaws cast

JAWS Bites Back on Bainbridge After 40 Years

Spoiler alert: There are plot giveaways in the following article. Bainbridge Cinemas’ special theatrical run of the legendary 1975 JAWS this Tuesday and Wednesday nights played to full and enthusiastic audiences in commemoration of the film’s 40th anniversary. Viewers ran the gamut from original 1975 movie goers, to TV devotees, to kids of nostalgic fans. The…

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