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Photo of the Day: Aquatic Center Lifeguards Hone Their Skills

Today, December 20, Bainbridge Island Aquatic Center lifeguards got some refresher training in using the backboard for pool rescues. They took turns playing the victim in various scenarios involving different locations in the pool, including the access ramp and the frog slide. The lifeguards practiced turning victims onto their backs and then leading their fellow…

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boat parade 2014

Photo of the Week: Boat Parade of Lights 2014

The annual Boat Parade of Lights illuminated Eagle Harbor’s Wharf Marina last Saturday night, with landlubbing carolers and officers from the Bainbridge Island Police Department (BIPD) enjoying ‘smores and hot chocolate as they awaited the finale: the Argosy Holiday ship choir performance. Thank you to Laurie Isenman for sharing her photograph of the 2014 Boat Parade, which…

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sunny shore by joe michael

Photo of the Day: Calm After the Storm

How sweet it is to see the sun and get outside in the fine weather that followed a tempestuous week. Thanks Joe Michael for sharing this lovely shot of our serene Island paradise. Do you recognize this view on the northeast side of Bainbridge?

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fallen tree by Rene Hackl

Photo and Poems of the Day: Near Miss at Courthouse, Mouse, & ‘Disaster’

As we seek to control our circumstances with greater and greater exactitude and tell ourselves most days that we are immune to nature’s caprices, Robert Burns’s words from his 1785 poem “To A Mouse, On Turning Her Up In Her Nest With The Plough” still resonate: “The best laid plans of mice and men /…

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foggy battle point park

Photo & Sound of the Day: F(r)oggy Battle Point Park

As the deep fog settled over Battle Point Park Sunday evening, December 7, a chirping Pacific tree frog sounded through the misted world, as it has for weeks. With amphibians taking the front-line hits of climate change and their worldwide populations plummeting, it is an increasingly lovely and rare privilege to hear them. Here is…

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container ship

Photos of the Day: Container Ships Anchored off South Bainbridge

[Updated December 7 at 1:03 p.m.] Seen some big ships anchored off our southern shores lately? Marinetraffic.com shows that currently there are four container ships and one cargo ship “parked” in the waters around southern Bainbridge Island. The featured photos show two ships situated in the channel between Fort Ward and Manchester. According to Coast…

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ice by marilynn gottlieb

Photos of the Day: The Infinitely Mysterious Chemistry of Snow

Whether you love it, hate it, or kinda like it because your kids get excited about it, our recent snow has stayed a while, giving Bainbridge Island photographer Marilynn Gottlieb a chance to get close and personal. Thank you Marilynn for sharing these lovely shots of snowy Battle Point Park from a rabbit’s “To Earthward”…

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mushroom by Marilynn Gottlieb

Photos of the Day: ‘Shroom Safari

With the rain and the waning sunlight, up sprouts a magnificent menagerie of all manner of mushroom. Bring it, November in the Pacific Northwest! Bainbridge Island photographer Marilynn Gottlieb shared these ‘shroom shots. Alas, no toads are sitting on them, but one can dream.                      …

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halloween santa by Amy Wetter

Photos of the Day: It’s a Very Merry Zombie Apocalypse at Rite Aid

It’s that retail time of year again when Halloween Harbinger of Doom meets Jolly Old Santa Claus. Watcha thinkin’ Saint Nick? Err . . . Ho Ho Ho, Kids, Merry Zombie Apocalypse! Looks like someone made a funny in the Bainbridge Island Rite Aid. Thanks Amy Wetter for sharing this photograph taken on October 28.  …

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Pollock at the Park

Photos of the Day: Jackson Pollock at the Park

Before the wind and rain hit yesterday, October 25, Battle Point Park was awash in pattern and color. It looked like Jackson Pollock had paid a visit and drip-styled a gigantic canvas. Can you tell which are the real Pollocks? Photos by Sarah Lane. Paintings by Jackson Pollock (One: Number 31, 1950, Blue Poles: Number 11,…

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Fay Bainbridge by Anne Willhoit

Photos of the Day: Rain Break at Fay Bainbridge

Bainbridge Island resident Anne Willhoit took this photograph yesterday at Fay Bainbridge beach. She said she and her kids were happy to see the sun after a rainy morning. Thanks for sharing Anne!                          

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pumpkins by beth robson

Photo of the Day: Git Yer Big Fat Perfect Punkin’ While the Gittin’s Good

Hey folks, it’s October already, and now’s the time to choose your favorite Halloween squash(es) from Bainbridge’s own Suyematsu & Bentryn Family Farms before the best of the lot is sold out. Seem early? No lie, they go fast. One of the largest working farms on Bainbridge Island and in broader Kitsap, this 40-acre farm grows—in…

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red envelope stuffers on call for all

Photos of the Day: Red Envelope Stuffers!

Volunteers are busy today stuffing those familiar red envelopes for the annual One Call for All fundraising campaign. Established in 1960, One Call for All supports more than 90 local non-profit organizations on Bainbridge Island. One hundred percent of contributions from community members goes to local causes. Just in the last 10 years, the Red Envelope…

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Float Float night at Aquatics center

Photos of the Day: Aquatics Center Float Float Night

While the big kids were hosting homecoming last Friday night (handily beating Everett), the younger set bobbed in the pool at the Bainbridge Island Aquatics Center for Float Float Night. Root beer floats were on tap, tube floaters were in plentiful supply, and Muppets Most Wanted was the flick pick. Here are a few more…

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mandala and labyrinth at visconsi site

Photo of the Day: Sign in the Dirt at Visconsi Site

Yesterday afternoon, September 21, Gordon Sims took this photograph of a healing mandala within a labyrinth drawn in the dirt at the construction site for the planned Key Bank/Visconsi mall. Tibetan Buddhists sometimes create sand mandalas. Representing impermanence, they are meant to purify and heal the environment and people who look upon them before they are dispersed…

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robotics girls meeting

Photo of the Day: BHS Girls Show up for ‘Ms. Roboto’ Meeting

About one-third, or 20, of the students who attended the first meeting of the Bainbridge High School Robotics Club (Spartronics) this week were young women, a major uptick from last year’s world-ranking inaugural team of 35 boys and 4 girls. According to parent volunteer leader Kevin Hawkins, the female students stayed for part 2 of the meeting about…

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battle point pea patch flowers by marilynn gottlieb

Photos of the Day: Battle Point Park Pea Patch in Buzzing Bloom

The Battle Point Park public pea patch presently has a lovely display of late-summer blooms. Bainbridge Island photographer Marilynn Gottlieb captured some of the garden’s colorful flower power and bee business this week.                                            …

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fawn eating blackberries JH

Photos of the Day: Sweet Tooth

While her companions, two does and another fawn, were content to munch on grass, this young black-tailed deer helped herself to juicy blackberries in their prime right off the vine off of Arrow Point Drive. She also browsed on the blackberry leaves and tenderest vines. Deer will feed on a range of berries, including salmonberry,…

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S. L. Janl

Photos of the Day: One of the Great Little Steamboats

Kingston resident Sterling MacKinnon has spent the last eight years steamboating. A couple of years ago he bought himself a small steamboat, the S. L. Jan L. A Thayer 19′ fantail launch hull, it works on propane. It can reach speeds of 5 knots. Back from a steamboat meet in Blaine, yesterday, August 6, MacKinnon…

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Barb Seitz and Ted Rought

Photo of the Day: Ted Rought’s Last Day with the BIPD

Today was the last day at work for Senior Police Clerk Ted Rought, who is retiring after about 20 years with the Bainbridge Island Police Department. Fellow staff sent him off with stereotypical donuts and other baked goods. His colleague Senior Police Clerk Barb Seitz, a master quilter, made Rought a race car-themed quilt—Rought is…

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