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Historic ‘Virginia V’ Cruising the Rock Sunday to Raise Funds for History Museum

The Bainbridge Island History Museum is inviting you to join their fundraiser tomorrow, July 20, on the restored 100-year-old Virginia V, the last of the historic Mosquito Fleet steamers. This steam engine, which first sailed in 1898, will be cruising around the island. As the Virginia V cruises around the island for three hours, passengers will…

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Ovation!’s ‘Evita’ Is So Large It Will Not Be Contained

When Director Ron Milton introduced Ovation! Musical Theatre’s Production of Evita last night, July 17, at the dress rehearsal, he called it “a big puppy of a show,” which is a serious understatement. Evita is more like a Great Dane. The stage barely contains this company, which has steadily grown in reach, ambition, and achievement….

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Letter to the Editor: The Director of the Bloedel Reserve Invites You to Visit Sans Car

For twenty-five years, the Bloedel Reserve has tried to solve the one question that riddles every business on Bainbridge Island outside of Winslow: How can we get walk-on visitors from the ferry out to the Reserve? We’ve dreamed of purchasing shuttle buses and considered making arrangements with RideShare companies, but nothing panned out. So imagine…

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World Music Band Matuto Plays Wednesday at Battle Point Park

Missed last week’s kick-off Wednesday Concert in the Park? The good news is that this Wednesday you can catch (for free) the Pan-American music of Matuto, described as “joyous, ebullient” by the Chicago Tribune. Guitarist and vocalist Clay Ross and accordionist Rob Curto put their musical talents together to earn a prestigious Fulbright grant to travel to Brazil,…

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winslow alley lines and shadows

Where on the Island? Glimpses of Winslow

Here’s a tricky but fun one. Bainbridge Island photographer Marilynn Gottlieb took all six of these images of lines and shadows in alcoves or alleys off of Winslow Way. Can you identify these familiar places taken from an unusual perspective? Tell us! Marilynn Gottlieb sells all of the photographs featured in Where on the Island as photos or…

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KIDiMu + BIMA = Family Art Day

Next Saturday, July 19,  the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art and the Kids Discovery Museum (KiDiMu) are joining forces to make a new event: Family Art Day. The event welcomes visitors to both museums at no charge and links the two spaces with music, entertainment, hands-on art activities, and artist demos in the plaza between….

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Rockaway beach hanging garden blossoms

The Hanging Garden of Rockaway Beach: A Photo Essay

by Paul Brians Residents of Rockaway Beach Drive are doubtless happy to have both lanes of the road back since work ended on the slope-retention project. Viewed from the ferry, the metallic terraces look jarringly artificial, but the plantings there will soon transform it into a lush hanging garden.            …

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caitlin boone

BHS Alum Caitlin Boone Honored as Outstanding Grad from Western WA University

Bainbridge High School (BHS) graduate Caitlin Boone has been honored as the Outstanding Graduate of the Engineering Technology Department of Western Washington University. Faculty members from each academic departments select one graduate to honor as the Outstanding Graduate of the year. Selection is a high honor based on grades, research and writing, service to the campus…

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Wednesday Concerts in the Parks Kicks off This Week with Pearl Django

Our summer season of free Wednesday evening concerts starts tomorrow, July 9, from 7 to 8:30 at Battle Point Park. Sponsored by the Bainbridge Island Metro Parks & Rec District, concerts will be every Wednesday at Battle Point Park through August 20. Seattle-based gypsy jazz band Pearl Django will get the music flowing this week with its…

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Summer Studio Tour

Hey, Musicians and Artists! Studio Tour Needs You

The 31st BI Winter Studio Tour isn’t until December 5-7, but it’s time for artists and musicians to apply. When it comes to artwork, the Studio Tour is seeking “professional work, designed and crafted by the artist, with original designs, and quality craftsmanship.” Artwork should portray the “hand and spirit of the artist.” Tour organizers…

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Bainbridge About to Bloom for the 26th Time

The 26th Annual Bainbridge in Bloom Garden Tour opens this Friday and Saturday, July 11 and 12. The Bloom is the primary fundraiser for the Bainbridge Island Arts and Humanities Council. BIAHC Executive Director Barbara Sacerdote described this year’s tour: ”We have something for everyone in this year’s garden tour, from an awe-inspiring landscape with a…

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Hall's Hill Labyrinth entry path

Bainbridge’s New Stone Mosaic ‘Labyrinth’ Is a Tour de Force (w/ Photo Gallery)

I’m telling you straight off that I cannot reveal the labyrinth’s specific location. The wishes of its benefactors dictate that it remain a place of peace primarily for locals, not a tourist attraction. When you find it, as many Bainbridge Islanders and their friends already have, you will understand. The Hall’s Hill Labyrinth exemplifies the traditional…

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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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Boy Scouts Restore Flagpole and Raise Historic Flag for First Time Since 9/11

Bainbridge Boy Scout Charley Haas, with local Troop 1496, demonstrated vision and hard work in a project to restore the old flagpole at Bainbridge Island’s Masonic Lodge. Charley spent over 30 hours removing with a wire brush some 57 years of rust from the flagpole to make it possible to raise the Masons’ historic 48-star…

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Sophia Stoyanovich

New BHS Grad & Violin Virtuoso Sophia Stoyanovich Performs on the Rock This Weekend

Islander Sophia Stoyanovich has already enjoyed a full, successful career, and she just graduated from high school this month. You have a chance to hear this star violinist on the rock when she performs at the St. Cecilia Recital Series this Sunday, June 29. Stoyanovich started playing at 6 years old. She debuted with the Bremerton…

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Photographer Pete Saloutos Shares Tips on Capturing Fireworks

by Pete Saloutos Like most people, I’m fascinated by the sound and glittering beauty and color of pyrotechnics. I began to photograph professional fireworks shows in the 1980s, working for a company called Pryospectaculars at events such as at the LA Olympic Games (’84), the 50th Year Anniversary of the Oakland Bay Bridge (’86), and…

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Bainbridge Gets Plugged (Briefly) for July 4 Festivities on the Today Show

This morning, June 24, on the Today show on NBC in a segment called “Red, White & Where to?” Sweet Retreats host Rene Syler listed five recommendations across the country for ”affordable and patriotic 4th of July getaways.” Bainbridge Island was mentioned as a submenu item under #4, Seattle. Syler recommended the “really unique, patriotic, and…

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BDC Senior Photo 2014

Bainbridge Dance Center’s 33rd Annual Student Performance Is This Week

They’ve been doing this a long time, 33 years, and they’ve got the hair buns just right. The Bainbridge Dance Center, a downtown institution, is ready again to show off what its students, ages 4 to 18, can do in ballet, modern, jazz, and tap. The program, in addition to showcasing technique, will feature the…

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Tour Four Local Gardens on Upcoming Garden Conservancy Open Days

The Garden Conservancy, a national organization dedicated to preserving and sharing “magnificent gardens” is holding a local Open Days program to give the public a chance to tour some spectacular yards. On Sunday, June 29, four Bainbridge gardens will be included on the list of six in Kitsap: Arcadia | 10450 Secretariat Lane NE This…

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ferry by Chase N.

Ferries Take Third in USA Today Best Boat Ride Contest

The USA Today Best Boat Ride contest that pitted Puget Sound against Pearl Harbor, the Chicago River, the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon, and Alaska’s Inside Passage (among other waterways) has given the top two honors to liquid New York: The Thousand Islands and Niagara Falls. But Puget Sound and its ferry rides took…

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