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Fumiko Nishinaka Hayashida

Bainbridge in Celluloid: Film Festival Aims Lens at Japanese American Exclusion

The annual Bainbridge film festival, Celluloid Bainbridge, wherein every film is filmed on Bainbridge or includes an Islander in cast, crew, or production team, starts tomorrow, November 14, and runs through the weekend. This year, among its 28 films are a select few taking a hard look at Japanese American Exclusion, that episode of American history…

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BHS Band

Spartan Marching Band Finishes Its Season as Division’s Best in State

The Bainbridge High School Marching Band has just returned from the Auburn Veteran’s Day Parade and Field Show Competition, widely regarded as the state’s unofficial championship for Marching Bands, as first-place winners in Division A. The November 8 win is the second victory in 3 years for the BHS band (in 2013, it “only” finished…

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Veteran's Day 2014 girls scouts

Girl Scouts Serve Veterans Day Dinner to Those Who Have Served

The Orange Blossoms, Girl Scout Cadette troop #46449, and the Island Girls, Girl Scout Junior troop #43861, served local veterans at Bainbridge Island’s annual Veterans Day Dinner last night at the American Legion Hall. Veterans enjoyed a prime rib dinner catered by Bainbridge Island Barbecue, with the girls bussing tables, managing the buffet line, and serving…

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Four Proposals Come in for City-Owned Suzuki Property

Monday night, October 2, nearly 100 Islanders showed up for the City-hosted workshop on possible uses for the City-owned 13.83-acre Suzuki property at the southeast corner of Sportsman and New Brooklyn. The workshop was intended to elicit community input about whether the property should be sold and how it should be used. Four organizations submitted…

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Luminaries Gather to Celebrate 52 Years of Community Ownership of the Bainbridge Library

Fifty-two years after the opening of the Bainbridge Public Library, dozens of mostly quinquagenarians and up, who over the years contributed their time and creativity and skills by serving on the board of directors, gathered in the library to celebrate what they had wrought. The celebration, held on November 2, was called The Library That…

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halloween 2014 flash mob ghostbusters

Winslow Halloween 2014 Flash Mob Video!

This year’s Thriller flash mob in downtown Bainbridge Island on Halloween evening drew the usual big crowd of fans, but this time with a welcome new twist. A team of white-clad ghostbusters kicked things off with high-stepping athletics before the zombies showed up to eat their brains and strut their own staggering stuff. The video…

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November in the Garden? There’s Plenty to Do for Die Hards

by Carina Langstraat, Landscape Designer Even the most enthusiastic of gardeners welcome the late fall and winter months as a chance to sit by the fire, flip through the seed catalogs, and generally rest from the physical demands of their garden. If you are lucky, you can do so with “the hound,” as Henry Mitchell…

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The Virtues of Visiting Cannon Beach in the off Season (w/ Photo Gallery)

Why drive down to Cannon Beach during the “off season,” with possibly blustery rain and cold temps? Some might respond, It’s Cannon Beach, ‘nough said. But here are more reasons. It’s cheaper than Hawaii. It’s arguably the most beautiful time of year there. The rates are way reduced. You’ve got the place to yourself, more…

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CNN Names BIMA One of Best Small-Town Museums in U.S.

A recent article published by CNN selected the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA) for inclusion in its list of the best small-town museums in the nation. The article featured 16 outstanding museums in all corners of the country, from California to Connecticut, Massachusetts to Michigan, Wisconsin to Wyoming. The article, published by Nicholas DeRenzo, praised…

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strawberries by Laurel F.

Council Gets a Lesson in Filipino-American History on Bainbridge

Last Tuesday, October 21, the City Council celebrated its proclamation naming October (in perpetuity) Filipino-American History Month on Bainbridge by hosting a brief history lesson of a long, rich history. Mayor Anne Blair told those gathered in Council chambers that a manual census of mill workers in 1883 recorded the first known Filipino resident of…

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2014 HOWL_o-ween pumpkin photo by Robert Dashiell

Photo of the Day: Picasso or Dalí?

IslandWood chef Jim White outdid himself at Sunday’s 10th Annual HOWL-o-ween event at IslandWood. Thanks to Robert Dashiell for sharing this photograph of White’s pumpkin-embedded carved masterpieces. Is it cubism or surrealism?                       View White’s Días de los Muertos HOWL-o-ween pumpkin. Related Stories Photo of the…

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days of the dead by Señor Codo

BIMA Hosts Days of the Dead Celebration and Dinner

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA) is hosting its first annual Dias de los Muertos, a time to honor deceased loved ones—people and animals—and welcome their returning spirits. Originating in Mexico, the tradition combines pre-Hispanic indigenous and Spanish Catholic beliefs and rituals. Mexico’s biggest holiday, the Days of the Dead is becoming a popular occasion…

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The Bees and Wiggs

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

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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