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Weekend on the Rock, July 31-August 2, 2015: Eurodanceparty USA and Korby Lenker

Here are Inside Bainbridge recommendations for the weekend of July 31-August 2, 2015: 1. There Goes Waldo? Party When: Friday, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Where: Eagle Harbor Book Co., 157 Winslow Way Why: The month of Waldo spotting culminates with this bookstore party. People with filled passports who found Waldo get to be in the drawing for prizes from Bainbridge…

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Photo of the Day: A Tale of Two Boats and a City

Before conjuring back some rain on the Rock today, Bainbridge Island photographer Pete Saloutos took this early morning shot of the Masters Rowers on serene Eagle Harbor waters, backed by ferry and Seattle skyline. Nice way to start the day. Thanks Pete!  

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Weekend on the Rock, July 24-26, 2015: Gina Salá, The Weather Machine

Here are Inside Bainbridge recommendations for the weekend of July 24-26, 2015: 1. Summer Movie Matinee: Annie When: Friday, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Where: Bainbridge Library, 1270 Madison Ave. N Why: Because there’s got to be a morning after. No—wait. I mean, the sun will come up tomorrow. You can bet your bottom dollar on that. 2. The Bard at…

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Photo of the Day: Why the Chicken Crossed the Road

To get to the other slide. Reader John Sydor captured this shot of some busy hens down the hill from the playpark and T&C on Brien. Maybe they were looking for some more dangerous play equipment with a bigger thrill quotient. Or maybe they were cleaning up dropped Cheerios under the swings or picking up organic Italian parsley…

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Weekend on the Rock, July 17-19, 2015: HMS Pinafore & Virginia V

Here are Inside Bainbridge recommendations for the weekend of July 17-19, 2015: 1. Rye and Barley at Bainbridge Brewery When: Friday, 4-7 p.m. Where: Bainbridge Island Brewery, 9415 Coppertop Loop Why: Those bozouki busting boys are back at the Brewery. Dog Wagon will be serving their Hebrew National Kosher hot dogs. 2. Styrofoam Recycling at Bay Hay…

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WWII Hero’s Medals Finally Land Home with Family on Bainbridge

[Updated July 16, 2015, at 5:28 p.m. and 11:32 a.m.] Lost World War II medals of a war hero are on their way home to the veteran’s family on Bainbridge Island. The nonprofit organization Purple Hearts Reunited recovered the medals two years ago and enlisted the help of the group Fundamentals of Genealogy to track down the…

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Letter to the Editor: The Rotary Auction and Rummage Sale Truly Takes a Village

Last week the Bainbridge Rotary announced its earnings for this year’s auction and rummage sale: $480,099.67. Every cent will go back into the community as grants, charitable programs, and scholarships. To generate this much from donated items, and to pretty much do it year after year, is remarkable. After 50 years of living on Bainbridge…

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Photo of the Day: Shotgun at Texaco

Fill ‘er up.                               Related Stories Photos of the Day: Guard Dogs Use Subtle Mind Control to Defend Bainbridge Home Photo of the Day: Rear Window Good Dog! How to Teach a Proper Door Greeting with Visitors, Followed by Martinis Photo…

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Weekend on the Rock, July 10-12, 2015: The Bloom!

Here are Inside Bainbridge recommendations for the weekend of July 10-12, 2015: 1. Bainbridge in Bloom When: Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Where: At secret locations around the Island, but you get to find out at 9 a.m. by going to the Bloom Hub at the Filipino American Hall, 7566 High School Rd NE. That’s where…

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Photos of the Day: Sakai Osprey Hatch Two Lively Little Ones

The osprey pair who relocated this spring to a specially built platform behind Sakai School after several years of struggling to nest on a cell phone tower next to the Coppertop commercial district are too busy for a baby shower. These dedicated parents are spending their days catching and flying in food for their demanding…

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Photos of the Day: Spying on Poulsbo Fireworks

Reader Troy Williams was able to capture these gorgeous photos of the Poulsbo fireworks last night, July 3, from across the water in Keyport. Williams took manual exposures in bulb mode to grab the splendor. Northern Islanders had no problem hearing the show from across Agate Pass. Don’t miss the Bainbridge spectacle tonight in Eagle Harbor….

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Photo of the Evening: Sunset Ride

Our long warm nights invited this shot of a child venturing out for a late sunset bike ride at Battle Point Park tonight. Thanks Marilynn Gottlieb for capturing and sharing the moment. Like certain sentences or snowflakes, sometimes life only delivers one singly defined moment.                    …

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Weekend on the Rock, July 3-5, 2015: Bainbridge Goes Red, White, and Blue

Here are Inside Bainbridge recommendations for the weekend of July 3-5, 2015: 1. “Retrospective”: Oil on Canvas by Craig Spencer When: Friday, 5-7 p.m. Where: Bainbridge Performing Arts, 200 Madison Why: Yes, Virginia, the Arts Walk happens along with the July 3-4 holiday nuttiness. Spencer gets his artist reception and you get to peruse his works, which have…

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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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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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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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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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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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