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Photo of the Day: Yoga Man Poses on a New Rock

Ethan Currier’s rock sculpture, a figure in Vrksasana pose, which for about 9 months until the fall of 2013 sat atop Blakely Rock and was visible from the ferry, has a new home on a pile of rocks on this rock. Currier re-erected the statue in its new permanent home at the corner of Miller and Day…

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Weekend on the Rock, April 24-26, 2015: Roethke, Ribeiro, and Healthy Youth Summit

Here are Inside Bainbridge recommendations for the weekend of April 24-26, 2015: 1. Historic Tree Walk with Olaf Ribeiro When: Friday Where: Bainbridge Island Historical Museum, 215 Ericksen Avenue NE Why: Tree expert Ribeiro will lead a stroll through downtown Winslow to talk about the historic and champion trees that continue to survive in spite of…

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Photos of the Day: Not Yer Everyday Eagle Pics

In these parts we do love our bald eagles, and we do often photograph them. And try as we might not to overdo the eagle eyes here at IB, we just can’t help but share these photos of this particular by turns fierce and thoughtfully alert raptor. Thank you wildlife photographer Jay Wiggs for sharing…

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Love Is a Many Splendored Thing . . .

These unlikely sweethearts, a female California quail and a male pheasant 10 times her size, embody the truism that love conquers all. According to Winslow resident Neil Johannsen, these two love birds have been spending all their time together for the past three weeks in his half-acre yard. But for this unlikely pair it wasn’t love…

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Weekend on the Rock, April 17-19, 2015: Jazz Canvas, Fleury, Redshift, Massy Ferguson

Here are Inside Bainbridge recommendations for the weekend of April 17-19, 2015. Don’t forget it’s Earth Day this weekend, so do something nice for your Mother. 1. Movie Matinee: The Boxtrolls When: Friday, 3:30-5:15 p.m. Where: Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N Why: Human prejudice against box trolls is shameful. What is a box troll, you ask? It is…

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Photo of the Day: Crow Bar

Reader Jeff Dalton had the quick instincts to snap this photo today, April 16, at Pritchard Park of a crow dive bombing an eagle perched atop a tree. This behavior, known as “mobbing,” is designed to protect nested young from predation, either by annoying the predator until it leaves or by distracting it so it can’t find nests…

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Photo of the Day: Startling Horned Lion at Grand Forest

If you happen to see it and are not expecting it, you’ll surely get a jolt of adrenaline. The furry creature, a sort of humanoid, life-sized horned lion in a cape and what seems to be a blue union suit, is standing in the woods right off the entrance to Grand Forest East, on Mandus…

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Weekend on the Rock April 10-12, 2015: Hannah, Walk MS, Tween Talk, Flenniken

Here are Inside Bainbridge recommendations for the weekend of April 10-12, 2015: 1. Hannah’s Hopeful Hearts 2015 When: Friday, 7-8 p.m. Where: Grace Church, 8595 NE Day Road Why: Dr. Jim Olson and Dr. Michael Jensen, pre-eminent warriors on the pediatric cancer battlefield, are sharing the stage for the first time ever to talk about their cutting-edge…

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Poll Results: Your Answers to What Should Go into Winslow’s Former Storyville Site

After over three years, Storyville Coffee owners put the undeveloped storefront on Winslow Way back on the market, on March 23. They had purchased the space in late 2011 and kept it vacant. The site was previously a home furnishings store and before that a hardware store for many years. Here are your responses to…

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Sound of the Week: My Woodpecker Is a Loud Genius

This male red-breasted sapsucker, a type of woodpecker fairly common in the Pacific Northwest, has apparently chosen an unusual way to attract a mate. When he is not feeding at trees or calling, he has taken to pounding at the gutter on my house, greatly amplifying the rapping sound of his pecking. Indeed, this is just…

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Weekend on the Rock, April 3-5, 2015: Spring into Island Food

Here are Inside Bainbridge recommendations for the weekend of April 3-5, 2015: 1. Poetry at Bloedel When: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Where: Bloedel Reserve, 7571 NE Dolphin Dr. Why: Enjoy the gardens enhanced by poetry all weekend and throughout April. Read more here. 2. Wildflowers on Bainbridge Island at the Library When: Friday, 5-7…

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Weekend on the Rock, March 27-29, 2015: Spring Break

There’s not much going on, folks, other than SPRING BREAK!!!! Here are Inside Bainbridge’s few recommendations for the weekend of March 27-29, 2015, for those of you who aren’t in Florida: 1. Insurgent at Bainbridge Cinemas When: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, 1:05 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. for 2D and 3:40 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. for 3D…

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Where on the Island? Cinematically Bainbridge

These luminously cinematic images of two old Bainbridge Island homes suggest an earlier era. Thank you to Marilynn Gottlieb for sharing these stunning photographs, taken in two different locations on Bainbridge. Do you recognize them? Tell us where on the Island they are. Gottlieb sells all of the images featured in Where on the Island as photos or transfers…

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Poll: What Should Go in the Storyville Spot on Winslow Way?

After keeping a prime property on Winslow Way vacant for over three years, Storyville Coffee officially put the retail site back on the market yesterday, March 23. Judging by reader reaction (see our Facebook page) to our Storyville story announcing that the space is up for sale, Bainbridge Islanders welcome the move and are hopeful that it will…

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Photos of the Day: Mama Don’t Miss

This Great Blue Heron in Eagle Harbor took her time and was rewarded with a fresh fish. She’ll need to fatten up quickly to have the energy to care for her soon-to-hatch brood in Winslow’s Lovell Avenue heronry, a colony that established itself a few years ago. Females typically lay 2-6 eggs, and both mom and dad work…

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Weekend on the Rock, March 20-22, 2015: Chorale and Babypants

Here are Inside Bainbridge recommendations for the weekend of March 20-22, 2015: 1. Teen Avengers Movie Marathon When: Friday, 3:30-11:30 p.m., and Saturday, 12-11:30 p.m. Where: Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N Why: Just to clarify: This is about teens watching Avengers movies not about teen avengers. You see, Avengers: Age of Ultron is about to be released with its quippy superheroes…

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Photo of the Day: Look Ma, No Shoes!

Yesterday’s record-breaking deluge created yet another seasonal “lake” at Battle Point Park, this one next to the main playground. When the sun burned through the clouds this afternoon, kids with spring fever declared carpe diem! Thank you Bainbridge-based photographer Marilynn Gottlieb for sharing this happy scene.

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BHS Grad Begins to Make a Name in Hollywood

Cali Fredrichs graduated from Bainbridge High School in 2004. Since then, she has steadily been building a career for herself on the small and big screens. In 10 days (on March 26), you’ll see her as the guest star on an episode of “Grey’s Anatomy.” But you’ve probably already seen Fredrichs without realizing it. Know that horror-film Geico…

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Weekend on the Rock, March 13-15, 2015: Snow, Falling

Here are Inside Bainbridge recommendations for the weekend of March 13-15, 2015: 1. Community Wealth Building: Empowering Workers to Own Their Future When: Friday, 5:30-7 p.m. Where: Bainbridge Island Public Library, 1270 Madison Avenue Why: The Evergreen Cooperatives project is an initiative that uses the purchasing power of local institutions to support development of worker-owned enterprises….

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Photos of the Day: The Kiss

It’s that time of year: Love is in the air—and sea. Thank you nature photographer Jay Wiggs for sharing this shot of sea lions kissing, along with a lovely panoramic view, taken yesterday off the Olympic Peninsula coast. With scenery like this, no wonder they’re feeling romantic.                …

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