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Interview with NASA Robotics Engineer Paulo Younse, Thursday’s BSF Breakfast Speaker

This year the Bainbridge Schools Foundation Spring Breakfast features a NASA Robotics Engineer, quite fitting for a school district that champions STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) education and that has a FIRST robotics team going to nationals. Paulo Younse will talk about his experiences designing robots for the Mars Rover Space Program at the NASA…

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Liz Ellis

Liz Gets an Amy: Local Creator of Web Series Wrecked Is 14th Emerging Artist Award Winner

Islander Liz Ellis is the latest recipient of the annual Amy Award for Emerging Artists, given out for the past 14 years by the Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities Council to a BI artist under 35 “whose work demonstrates a strong sense of quality, creativity, exploration and dedication.” You may remember Ellis as the director…

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David Eisenhour sculptures

With Latest Exhibits, BIMA Transforms into an Aquarium, a Tsunami, and a Cache of Surprises

The Bainbridge Island Museum of Art crew have done it again, completely transforming the space of our Bainbridge museum for their latest world-class exhibits. The Rachel Feferman Gallery has been remade into an aquarium, the Cynthia Sears gallery bursts in a tsunami of color, and the downstairs gallery offers a loosely connected assortment of surprises….

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woman reading Poetry Corners poem

What Is This Woman Doing?

The Bainbridge Arts & Humanities Council is doing it again: getting people to read poetry. What better way to celebrate National Poetry Month than to plaster locally grown poems all over downtown for passersby to peek at and peruse? Do not be afraid: They’re everywhere, from the library to the ferry terminal to Winslow windows…

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Scouler's Harebell flower

Name That Flower

Find out what this local wildflower is on April 11 between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. when Bainbridge Island photographer Paul Brians presents a photo lecture on the wildflowers of Bainbridge Island. Brians will show a wide variety of beautiful wildflowers and explain where and when they may be found. Brians’ photos are featured in…

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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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Chevron station

Two More Chevron Stations to Open at Highway 305 and High School Road

Hard to believe? We thought so too. But as a second Chevron station, with an upscale convenience store and organic eatery inside, prepares to open across from the existing Chevron, more Chevrons are in the works for the busy intersection. Not two, not three, but now four Chevron stations are planned at 305 and High School,…

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Land Trust Native Plant Sale Coming up: Don’t Miss the March 31 Preorder Deadline!

This year marks the 25th anniversary of our beloved Bainbridge Island Land Trust (BILT). Help honor the nonprofit organization’s vital role in preserving beautiful Bainbridge at its annual Native Plant Sale. Preordering on-line runs to March 31. View the full native plant collection here. Click on the plant photos to read descriptions and needed growing conditions….

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smashed car on south beach drive

Unsolved Mystery: Crushed Car Uncovered on South Beach Drive

A smashed red convertible sits ensnarled in blackberries about as south as you can get on Bainbridge Island. Its story apparently went south quite some time ago too. If you happen to live and/or walk along South Beach Drive, you may have seen it. The car was partially revealed following extensive blackberry trimming in January….

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tokyo tapa japanese restaurant

Tokyo Tapas Gets Ready for Its Bainbridge Island Debut

Takao Saito, owner and main chef of Winslow’s latest culinary experiment, is just about ready to roll out the goods in the former space of Shima Sushi on Madison Avenue, just a(n authentic) Ramen noodle north of Winslow Way. When I popped in on Saito today, March 19, he was standing in a state of controlled chaos…

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Ben Taylor

An Interview with Ben Taylor (Son of James & Carly)

Ben Taylor was generous enough to take time out from a busy tour to talk to Inside Bainbridge before his concert tomorrow night, March 15, at Grace Church on Bainbridge Island. The concert will raise funds for the Odyssey School garden. It was a distinct pleasure to speak with Mr. Taylor. JH: Ben, thanks so…

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How a ‘Middle-Aged Groupie Mom’ Got Ben Taylor (Son of James & Carly) to Perform on Bainbridge

Self-described “middle-aged groupie mom” and Bainbridge Islander Susan Harman Bass has been a fan of Ben Taylor since the start of his career as a singer songwriter some 15 years ago. Harman Bass, whose sister and brother-in-law live on Martha’s Vineyard, long-time home of the Taylors and Simons, started visiting that island some 20 years…

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Bloedel birch trees in summer.

Bloedel One of 20 Nominees for USA Today’s Best Public Garden in North America

The Bainbridge Island’s Bloedel Reserve has been nominated for the newspaper USA Today‘s Best North American Public Garden Competition. Bloedel stands alone among the 20 nominees as the only representative of our state. The 20 gardens were chosen by landscape designer, author, and lecturer Cindy Brockway, who is also Program Director for Cultural Resources at The…

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In Season

Bainbridge Chef Greg Atkinson’s New Book Is a Romance

Restaurant Marché owner and prolific food writer Greg Atkinson’s latest reissued book In Season (Sasquatch Books, 1997, 2014) is about food and is full of recipes, but it could just as easily be classified as a romance. I don’t mean the kind of romance in which two star-crossed lovers battle societal mores or cross oceans to…

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Sarah Mather

Bainbridge’s Sarah Mather Is a Rising Star

She may be just 16, but Bainbridge High School student Sarah Mather already has a long-term plan. She wants to be a stage actor. She’s willing to work very hard to get there. And she just took a giant leap forward by earning a spot in the 5th Avenue Theatre’s Rising Star Program. Rising Star…

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Bainbridge jazz band

BHS Band Has a Blast at Regionals; Will Send Eight to State

by Julie Hall and Christine Brown On Saturday, February 22, the Bainbridge High School (BHS) band had an impressive showing at the regional Solo & Ensemble contest, which was held at Central Kitsap High School. All contestants are rated I-V based on their performances, with an I being superior and a V being poor. BHS…

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March in the Garden: Revive, Divide and Stop and 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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waterfront park madrona

Old Growth Trees and Bainbridge’s New Waterfront Park Design: What’s at Stake

Island Tree Expert Olaf Ribeiro is circulating a letter today, February 24, through Islanders for Responsible Development expressing his concern that the latest version of the design being considered for Waterfront Park shows widespread cutting of the trees at the park. Ribeiro explained that he wasn’t sure from the design, but “It appears from their…

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Joseph Gregory Rossano, Labrador Ducks

You and the Planet Are Running out of Time: Don’t Miss BIMA’s Whitewashed

You have just a few more weeks to catch the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art’s exhibit Whitewashed by Joseph Gregory Rossano. It’s much harder to say how much time you (and I) have before we feel acutely the effects of the current, ongoing sad, human-induced sixth mass extinction that Rossano documents so carefully, and beautifully,…

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Robot ATLaS Performs for Crowd at New Spartronics Team Open House

Spartronics is the Bainbridge Island Robotics team lead by BHS physics teacher Enrique Chee. Last night, February 12, the team hosted an open house at BHS to introduce its program and its new robot, ATLaS (Advanced Teleoperated Launcher System), to the community. Over 250 people showed up at BHS for the event. They got a…

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