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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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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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Photos of the Day: Islanders Rally for Teachers on Strike Day

With a 99% yes vote on Monday, Bainbridge Island public school teachers agreed to join the statewide strike today in our capitol. This morning they gathered to caravan together to Olympia in a show of numbers aimed at pressuring the legislature to provide adequate education funding. Bainbridge Islanders young and older rallied in Winslow today…

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Poll: Will Your Kid Opt out?

by Julie Hall and Sarah Lane The Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBAs) will be administered this spring to kids throughout the Bainbridge Island School District. These new tests are aligned to the Common Core Standards in English language arts/literacy and mathematics for grades 3-8 and 11. The purpose of the assessment is to determine how well schools are…

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After 50 Years of Service, Captain Butch Lundin Set to Retire from BIFD

The year Butch Lundin first joined the Bainbridge Island Fire Department 50 years ago, the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, Krushchev was deposed and Brezhnev became the first Secretary of the Communist Party, Congress approved the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, three Civil Rights workers were murdered in Mississippi, and the average…

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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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