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cedar waxwings sharing a berry

Photo Series of the Day: Love Birds? Or Gimme That Sucka!

Ah, love. Caring, sharing, giving, taking, and sometimes taking for granted. Fruit eaters, these striking cedar waxwings are “sharing” a berry. Named because of their preference for cedar trees, these elusive birds are shy of humans but gregarious with their own kind, living and breeding in flocks. Thanks Jay Wiggs for sharing these great photos!    …

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Weekend on the Rock, June 26-28, 2015: Rotary

Here are Inside Bainbridge recommendations for the weekend of June 26-28, 2015: 1. Fairy House Workshop with Ann Lovejoy When: Friday, 10-11:30 a.m. Where: Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N. Why: Kids ages 6 and up make fairy housing on the library grounds with gardener Ann Lovejoy. Space is limited. To register call (206) 842-4162 or…

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Pocket park at ericksen and hildebrand

Poll: Should Hildebrand and Ericksen Be Connected for Thru Traffic?

With the new police and court facility planned on Madison Avenue adjacent to City Hall, the key north-south Winslow artery will experience even more traffic and slowdowns. Indeed, many wonder how police vehicles will safely maneuver through downtown. With Madison further burdened, some are returning to an old question: Should Ericksen Avenue be connected to Hildebrand Lane for…

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baby barn swallows

Photos of the Day: Into the Mouths of Babes

With their awesome aerial agility, barn swallows are a delight to watch. And if you’ve ever been buzzed by them, it’s quite an experience to feel the air move a feather’s length away from your skin as they fly by with utter precision. With demanding babes like these, mother and father work long hours to catch insects on…

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Grace Episcopal mourners

Photo of the Day: Islanders Mourn for Emanuel AME Dead

Yesterday, June 18, Islanders gathered to mourn the nine people killed in the shooting at Emanuel AME in Charleston, South Carolina. A gunman opened fire at a prayer meeting at the Charleston church on Wednesday. The Islanders gathered for the prayer vigil at Cedar’s Unitarian Universalist Church. They were led by CUUC  Reverends Barbara W. ten Hove & Jaco ten Hove…

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Weekend on the Rock, June 19-21, 2015: Strawberry Fest, Boating Fest, Film Fest

Hold on to your Strawberry Festival tiaras, folks. It’s going to be a busy weekend. Here are Inside Bainbridge recommendations for the weekend of June 19-21, 2015: 1.  Donation Drop-offs for 54th Annual Bainbridge Rotary Auction & Rummage Sale When: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. (and every day until June 24) Where: Woodward Middle…

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summer sunset by joyce rudolp

Photo of the Night: Bainbridge Sunset

Our uncommonly sunny and dry June weather has ushered in some stunning sunsets. With summer solstice, June 21, around the corner, we are seeing the longest days of the year. Thank you to Bainbridge-based Hollywood photographer Joyce Rudolph for this Bainbridge Island snapshot of sunset tonight, June 17.              …

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Weekend on the Rock June 12-14, 2015: Bainbridge Brewing Bash

Here are Inside Bainbridge recommendations for the weekend of June 12-14, 2015: 1. Bainbridge Brewing 3rd Birthday Party When: Friday, 2-9 p.m., and Saturday, 12-9 p.m. Where: Bainbridge Brewing, 9415 Coppertop Loop Why: It’s a party and there’s beer and music. There’s even a new logo. And now they’re putting their brews in bottles. Read more here. Friday,…

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fireworks, by Pete Saloutos

Poll: Fireworks—Love ‘Em or Hate ‘Em?

The warm weather this week kicked off fireworks on parts of Bainbridge Island and across the water at the Suquamish Casino. Many of us love the bombs bursting in air, the blasting bottle rockets, stink bombs, smoking snakes, and fleeting sparklers. And others, some former fireworks lovers, have come to hate the noise, pollution, and…

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moon jay wiggs

Photo of the Day: June Moon

With our clear skies and fat full early June moon there have been some lovely moony nights. Because our moon orbits Earth in an elliptical pattern, its proximity to us varies. On average our moon is 238,857 miles away. At its closest point (perigee) the Moon is 225,622 miles away, and at its most distant point…

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orca jay wiggs

Photo Series: Orca Pod off Kingston

According to Orca Network, several people spotted a large pod of unknown ecotype last night, June 4, between Kingston and Edmonds. The organization is currently working to identify the sighted individuals. Luckily, Inside Bainbridge photographer Jay Wiggs captured the playful group in a series of photos taken near Kingston. Jay gets around!      …

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Fay Bainbridge sunset by Tommy Dillon

Photo of the Day: Fay Bainbridge Sunny Sunset

The Rev. Tommy Dillon III, the new rector at Grace Episcopal and a newcomer to BI, was out walking his dog yesterday evening, June 4, at Fay Bainbridge, when he got a glimpse of why so many of us moved here. Maybe it was the Island’s way of saying, “Welcome.” We say, “Welcome,” too and…

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Weekend on the Rock, June 5-7, 2015: Tour Venice

Here are Inside Bainbridge recommendations for the weekend of June 5-7, 2015: 1. Patrick Gulke and Friends, Group Show, Opening Reception When: Friday, 5-7 p.m. Where: Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N. Why: Gulke makes images out of other images. Not at all sure what his friends do, but you could find out and meet them…

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house on barge

Photo of the Day: The Arrival

Bainbridge residents were treated to a rare sight today. The Rain family transported a large house by barge from Seattle’s Denny Blaine neighborhood near Lake Washington to Country Club Road on the south side of Port Blakely Harbor. Lucky for them, the weather provided for smooth sailing. The unusual relocation project required a special shoreline exemption…

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Syd Cox by Steve Giovannis

After 19 Years, Friendly Faced Syd Cox Retires from Winslow P.O.

Today, May 29, is Syd Cox’s last day on the job as postal clerk at the Winslow Station. Many people know Cox as he has worked there for 19 years, greeting people, weighing their packages, handing over stamps, and asking if they want insurance. Cox has a total of 35 P.O. years under his belt, the previous…

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Weekend on the Rock, May 29-31, 2015: BioBlitz, Baseball, Blackberry Bushes

Here are Inside Bainbridge recommendations for the weekend of May 29-31, 2015: 1. BHS Varsity Baseball State Semifinals When: Friday, 4 p.m Where: University of Washington Why: The Bainbridge High School varsity baseball team is one of the last four teams remaining in the playoffs. Watch them take on long-time rivals Mercer Island at Husky Stadium. 2. First Ever BioBlitz When:…

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Weekend on the Rock, May 15-17, 2015: Hyland Games, Dave Carson Quartet/Alex Sanso

Here are Inside Bainbridge recommendations for the weekend of May 15-17, 2015: 1. Big Hero 6 When: Friday, 3:30-5 p.m. Where: Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N Why: The robot is sooooooo cute, everyone wants their very own. Rated PG because there’s a little bit of scariness in the persona of the hero’s enemy and some creepy special effects….

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Polar Pioneer shell oil rig

Photo of the Day: Shell’s Oil Drilling Hulk Arrives in Our Waters

Shell’s massive oil driller Polar Pioneer moved past Bainbridge this afternoon on its way to the Port of Seattle, where it is docked at Terminal 5. The rig is 400 feet long, 292 feet wide, and extends about 250 feet above the water. According to The Seattle Times, it is the largest of a fleet of…

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Weekend on the Rock, May 8-10, 2015: Things to Do with Your Mom

Here are Inside Bainbridge recommendations for the weekend of May 8-10, 2015: 1. Brown Bag Lunch Lecture: “Southern Resident Killer Whales  in the Salish Sea” When: Friday, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Where: Waterfront Community Center, 370 Brien Dr. NE Why: Your mom is going to love to hear the saga of the hometown orcas fighting against extinction. Certified…

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Weekend on the Rock, May 1-3, 2015: Ordway Carnival, Fly Fishing, Almost Perfect Sale

Here are Inside Bainbridge recommendations for the weekend of May 1-3, 2015: 1. The Artists’ Almost Perfect Sale When: Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Where: Bainbridge Arts & Crafts, 151 Winslow Way East Why: Great deals on hand-made works of art. The gallery is crammed with the stuff that didn’t sell the…

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